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AWT News Update: May 7, 2015

This week’s AWT News Updates are in part sponsored by Rage Software, makers of the great EverWeb website development tool for Mac. Get a 20% off special offer by clicking here. Today’s news:

  • The TestFlight beta-testing platform has been down since Wednesday, causing problems for developers who use the system
  • Flickr for iOS has been updated, making the service easier to use and adding some new automated features
  • A Las Vegas hotel will soon start accepting Apple Pay
  • And a look at closed captions for Apple TV

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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 50% off discount on DataMan Next, the new Redacted OS X app and a notable update to Droplr. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

iOS Apps Now Free

Amigo Pancho [Now free, down from $1.99] Help Amigo Pancho to get to the Mountains top.

Soviet posters HD [Now free, down from $1.99] A look back at the posters from that era creates a chronicled timeline of Soviet Union’s creation and evolution. Each and every major event in the life of the Soviet people is reflected in the legacy of socialist agitprop.

Factor Samurai – Multiplication and Division Mastery [Now free, down from $1.99] Factor samurai is a great way to learn times tables. You play as the samurai whose sacred duty is to cut all the numbers down to their prime factors.

Kotoro [Now free, down from $1.99] Kotoro is the first atmospheric puzzle game about color mixing based on the rules we all learn as children. Your objective is simple: Become a certain color by mixing with others.

Cribbage Premium [Now free, down from $1.99] Catch the crib! Play the App Store’s top rated cribbage online with your friends or anyone in the world! With fluid action, this game is intuitive and easy to play for both novice and experienced players.

Organizy – Shopping List (Grocery List) [Now free, down from $1.99] Making the buying of products a snap! And that’s exactly what you will get when you use the Organizy to assist you with your shopping.

iOS Apps On Sale

DataMan Next : Track Data Usage In Real-Time [On sale for $1.99, down from $0.99] Your weapon against overage. In just a glance DataMan tells you if you’re safe from busting your data cap. Never worry about overage again.

Goat Simulator [On sale for $1.99, down from $4.99] Goat Simulator is the latest in goat simulation technology, bringing next-gen goat simulation to YOU.

Runner’s Log [On sale for $1.99, down from $2.99] Runner’s Log makes it very easy to track your running sessions, keeping a log of the distance and time taken for each run.

Wake N Shake Alarm Clock [On sale for $0.99, down from $2.99] Wake up instantly with the original merciless alarm clock.

Drawn: Dark Flight HD (Full) [On sale for $1.99, down from $4.99] Introducing Drawn: Dark Flight, the sequel to the number one hit game, Drawn: The Painted Tower!

Discounted Mac Apps

Roster [Now free, down from $0.99] Roster has been built from the ground up, with ease of use, and intuitive use in mind, you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to use Roster.

Home Library OS [Now free, down from $2.99] Home Library easily maintains your personal collection of books, CDs and DVDs.

Downcast [On sale for $5.99, down from $9.99] Downcast, the popular iOS podcast app is now available for OS X! Download, play and sync** your favorite podcasts with an intuitive interface built specifically for podcasts.

Outline [On sale for $7.99, down from $39.99] Outline is an intuitive note-taking application for OS X with convenient structure resembling real paper books: notebooks, sections, groups of sections and pages help to keep order in notes, regardless of their complexity.

Instant: The Polaroid Instant Photos [On sale for $0.99, down from $4.99] Experience the magic of Polaroid instant photos on your Mac. Introducing Instant, the officially licensed Polaroid app on Mac.

New and Notable Apps

The FIFA Weekly for iPhone [Free] The FIFA Weekly for iPhone offers fans of the game a diverse blend of the most up-to-date news from FIFA and across the world of football

Fruit Ninja Academy: Math Master [$4.99] The world-famous fun of Fruit Ninja meets the very best in educational apps in Fruit Ninja Academy: Math Master! This is the perfect learning companion for ages 5 – 7!

Redacted [$4.99] Redacted makes it quick and easy to redact parts of an image. Hide sensitive details of an image by simply clicking and dragging.

Updates you don’t want to miss

Droplr [Free] Quickly host photos, screenshots, videos, songs, docs, and more, anytime, anywhere, with a simple link. Dropper for iOS makes sharing your stuff on the go quick and easy.. Version 4.0 includes the following changes:

  • Redesigned interface for iOS 8 including support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
  • Self-destruct files—set your file to expire after one day, one week, or one month.
  • Share iOS screenshots with a tap. Dropper filters screenshots from the photos in your library.
  • Real-time push – Upload a file to Droplr on your desktop, it automatically appears in mobile.
  • Sharing extension – Quickly share a file from any app with a sharing extension.
  • In-app purchase – Upgrade to Droplr Pro via secure in-app purchase.

UPAD3 [$2.99] UPAD 3 is the best application for handwriting. Write on it, just like you would on a sheet of paper.. Version 3.0 includes the following changes:

  • UPAD 3 is now iOS 8 Compatible
  • All Features are improved
Steve Sande
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Steve is the founder and former publisher of Apple World Today and has authored a number of books about Apple products. He's an avid photographer, an FAA-licensed drone pilot, and a really bad guitarist. Steve and his wife Barb love to travel everywhere!