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Today in the App Store -- the best free apps, new apps and app updates


Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

Apps Now Free

Full Screen Private Browsing for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] Introducing the PRO Edition of our most popular private web browser!

Instacast 4 - Podcast Client [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] Instacast revolutionized podcast clients in 2011 and is still the best podcast app on the planet.

Time Lapse! [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] Capture amazing, Hollywood quality time lapse videos with Time Lapse!

My Measures & Dimensions - Best app for DIY & Home improvement [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $2.99] My Measures is a best application for storing and sharing object dimensions!

Ballance Resurrection [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] Balance Resurrection is a free 3D game combining the elements of arcade and puzzle, where an errant ball is the only character.

New and Notable Apps

The Journey Down: Chapter Two [iOS Universal; $4.99] Far below the noisy metropolis of St. Armando, Bwana follows in the footsteps of his lost father together with Kito and Lina.

Gumdrops * beats so sweet, you're bound to get ill. [iPad; $4.99] Gumdrops takes your beats to the next level with the power of a 64 track / 32 step sequencer combined with the expressiveness of a hand-crafted instrument.

iHex - Hex Editor [OS X; Free] iHex - Hex Editor A fast and clever hex editor, checksum utility, file information viewer.

Watermark Plus [OS X; $4.99] Watermark Plus is an easy and intuitive bulk photo convertor that lets you add text/image watermark, resize and rename a bunch of photos at a time.

Updates you don't want to miss

Pinball Arcade [OS X; Free] Real pinball for your Mac!Version 3.9.1 brings the following changes:

  • Minor bug fixes, minor UI adjustments for Diner™, corrected icon to reflect the new table release

THX tune-up [iOS Universal; Free] THX tune-up (TM) allows you to properly adjust your TV, projector and speakers, helping you get the most out of your entertainment system. Version 1.1.1 brings the following changes:

  • THX product finder feature provides the latest information on THX certified equipment.
  • Message Center feature provides app alerts to keep you informed in the world of THX.
  • Ability to record before and after picture adjustments.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.

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