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AWT News Update: April 1, 2015

Our top non-prank news stories for this April Fools’ Day:

  • Apple and IBM release another eight apps in the MobileFirst Collection
  • Chinese iPad and iPhone owners can now trade in older models for credit on new devices
  • Vietnamese website does the first unboxing video and photos of the new 12-inch Retina display MacBook
  • Apple’s asking streaming partners to cover the cost and infrastructure required

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Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. Today’s notable apps include a discount on Money Pro; the new Atlantic Fleet game; and a maintenance update to LastPass for OS X. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

iOS Apps Now Free

DrumKick [Now free, down from $4.99] DrumKick is the ultimate live performance drum app on-the-go!

Boshi [Now free, down from $0.99] Boshi gives you the opportunity to be a logger in a pixelated winter environment. Just chop wood and enjoy the scenery. How difficult can it be?

MosaicTouch – SUPER EASY PIXELATION [Now free, down from $0.99] A quick pixelation method is the app MosaicTouch.

Moto Hero [Now free, down from $1.99] An endless bike driving game. It`s different every time, and easy to play.

SlamBots [Now free, down from $1.00] SlamBots! SLAM your way through swarms of evil robots in this action packed arena battle game.

Find Tower – Locate all the cell phone GSM 3G 4G & LTE BTS antenna towers around you using wifi GPS to boost reception ! [Now free, down from $3.99] Use this amazing app to easily pinpoint and identify all the carrier towers around you.

iOS Apps On Sale

Fishbox – Sport Fishing App for Anglers. Catch Fish Using Weather Forecast ! [On sale for $1.99, down from $2.99] Would you like to improve our fishing skills and know when exactly the best fishing times occur, so you will have a greater chance of catching a lot of fish? Download the best fishing app now!

Money Pro – EASY! Bills, Budgets and Accounts w/ Sync [On sale for $1.99, down from $4.99] Money Pro is the one place for bill planning, budgeting and keeping track of your accounts.

CoPilot Premium USA – Offline GPS Navigation & Maps [On sale for $4.99, down from $9.99] Get accurate voice-guided, turn-by-turn directions everywhere you go. CoPilot Premium saves up-to-date maps right on your device for dependable, offline navigation — no internet connection needed.

CoPilot Premium HD USA – Offline GPS Navigation & Maps [On sale for $6.99, down from $14.99] Get accurate voice-guided, turn-by-turn directions everywhere you go. CoPilot Premium saves up-to-date maps right on your device for dependable, offline navigation — no internet connection needed.

Cocktails Made Easy [On sale for $0.99, down from $1.99] ‘Cocktails Made Easy’ is a new title from the people behind ‘diffordsguide’ – one of the most complete and authoritative cocktail publications available.

VidRhythm [On sale for $1.99, down from $2.99] Video-sample yourself, your friends, your pets, ANYTHING, and watch VidRhythm instantly mash it up into a crazy video remix!

Discounted Mac Apps

ReadKit [On sale for $4.99, down from $9.99] ReadKit is a full-featured read later and RSS client that supports services from Instapaper, Pocket, Readability, Pinboard, Delicious, Feedly, Fever, NewsBlur, Feedbin and Feed Wrangler and has built-in RSS.

Pomodoro Time Pro: Focus Timer & Goal Tracker for work and study based on Pomodoro Technique [On sale for $1.99, down from $4.99] Pomodoro Time is a powerful personal productivity tool incorporating the principles of the Pomodoro Technique*.

Tab Launcher [On sale for $2.99, down from $3.99] TabLauncher will help you find and launch your favorite programs, web pages, folders, or any type of files in a fast and easy way.

New and Notable Apps

Atlantic Fleet [$9.99] Atlantic Fleet is a turn-based tactical and strategic simulation of the Battle of the Atlantic during World War II.

ColorSnapper 2 [$6.99] ColorSnapper2 — the Mac OS X color picker app for designers & developers which makes it easy to collect, adjust, organize and export colors of any pixel of the screen.

Updates you don’t want to miss

DEAD EYES [$0.99] DEAD EYES is a turn-based puzzle game in a grey foggy world being taken over by zombies. . Version 1.2 includes the following changes:

  • Bugs fixed in level 79/80
  • Ranking bug fixed (Ranking competition for how fast you get through lvl80)
  • Facebook sharing is now enabled!

LastPass: Password Manager and Secure Digital Vault [Free] LastPass is a password manager that simplifies everything you do online by remembering your passwords, logging into websites instantly, creating strong passwords for every account, and so much more. . Version 3.11 includes the following changes:

  • Fixed: Prevent text on ‘Did you Know’ notification from overlaying buttons.
  • Fixed: Secure notes were not properly saved if interface was non-English.
  • Fixed: Show correct secure note if selected from quick search.
  • Fixed: Secure notes now accepts all character sets.
  • Fixed: Security challenge score incorrectly identified vulnerable sites.
  • Improved: Interface for attachments that have not been downloaded yet.
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