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New and notable apps for iOS and OS X, December 9, 2013 edition


It's always busy in the App Store with a never-ending flood of new apps landing on iOS and OS X. Take a few minutes and check out our list of stand-out titles from the past few weeks! If that's not enough, you can also follow our ongoing coverage of new apps as they are released.

New iOS Apps

  • Code Academy: Hour of Code [iPhone; Category: Education; Free] Learn how to build amazing things online by programming with Codecademy - all for free. Our app gets you started by introducing you to the basic concepts behind the apps on your phone and the websites you visit. You'll learn to understand the basic structure of code when you see it./p>

  • Pinswift - the fast and powerful Pinboard client [iPhone; Category: News; $4.99] Bring the complete power of to your pocket with Pinswift. Create bookmarks with ease and use powerful search options to quickly find what you are looking for.

  • Heroes of Dragon Age [iOS Universal; Category: Games; Free] Build a party of famous warriors and epic monsters from Dragon Age lore.

  • Endless Reader [iOS Universal; Category: Education; Free] As a follow-up to Endless Alphabet, set the stage for early reading success with Endless Reader! This app introduces "sight words", the most commonly used words in school, library, and children's books.

  • The Wolf Among Us [iOS Universal; Category: Games; $4.99] As Bigby Wolf - THE big bad wolf - you will discover that a brutal, bloody murder is just a taste of things to come in a game series where your every decision can have enormous consequences.

  • Blek [iPad; Category: Games; $2.99] Blek is a game about imagination and personality. Everything you draw keeps moving - and watching your creations move is like watching magic.

  • Swoopster [iPad; Category: Music; $2.99] Swoopster is a wild, fuzzed out Flanger/Vibrato effect designed for Audiobus and Inter-app audio.

  • Assassin's Creed Pirates [iOS Universal; Category: Games; $4.99] Become one of the most feared pirates of the Caribbean in this exclusive Assassin's Creed adventure on smartphones and tablets!

New OS X Apps

  • Galaxy Run [iOS Universal; Category: Games; $0.99] Suit up to join a crazy adventure to help get Rez home from the deep and dark mysteries of Space on his one way trip to adventure and fun.

  • Anytune for Mac [OS X; Category: Music; $29.99] ANYTUNE™ is the ultimate music practice app for singers, dancers and musicians of all kinds. Artists worldwide use Anytune to learn to play, transcribe and practice songs by slowing down the tempo, adjusting the pitch, repeating loops, and sharing comments using their favorite tracks.

  • TimeTracker [OS X; Category: Business; Free] Track the time spent on projects right from your menu bar. All data is stored on the open source time tracking web application Kimai.

  • The Journalist (just a note-taking app) [OS X; Category: Productivity; Free] The Journalist is just a note-taking app featuring notes with unlimited images, markdown support and more. Download "The Journalist" and just start to write.

  • **Where Are My Students "Where Are My Students" is a classroom utility designed by a 25 year veteran Elementary School Teacher. With the click of a mouse, "Where Are My Students" tracks students as they come and go from the classroom.

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