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Today in the App Store — Dark Sky, MLB Manager 2015 and more

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 Reverser Cam – Backward Video Camera, the new MLB Manager 2015 and an update to Dark Sky – Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecasts, and Storm Alerts. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

iOS Apps Now Free

myCal PRO: Calendar & Event Organizer [Now free, down from $3.99] No more dots in your calendar! myCal PRO displays what you need to see, your events!

Square Video for Instagram & Vine [Now free, down from $1.99] Square Video empowers you to capture and share your video within the ideal horizontal or vertical viewing ratio (16:9, 2:3…etc).

LUZMO – Light Effects Powerful Photo Editor Blend Light Leaks Textures and Overlays [Now free, down from $0.99] LUZMO is the Real film light effect it’s realistic Design.

Music Tutor (Sight Reading Improver) [Now free, down from $1.99] Improve your sight-reading skills with Music Tutor.

Rhythm Pad (Drums/Drum Pad) [Now free, down from $2.99] Rhythm Pad is the easiest and the smartest way to play drums on mobile devices.

Reverser Cam – Backward Video Camera [Now free, down from $0.99] Record hilarious backward videos with Reverser Cam.

iOS Apps On Sale

Superburst Camera [On sale for $1.99, down from $3.99] Get the App Store’s fastest camera and never miss a shot again!

BioShock for iOS [On sale for $2.99, down from $10.99] One of the greatest first person shooters of all time, BioShock comes to iOS!

Civilization Revolution 2 [On sale for $4.99, down from $14.99] Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution 2 challenges players to build a glorious empire that will stand the test of time.

XCOM®: Enemy Within [On sale for $4.99, down from $12.99] XCOM®: Enemy Within is a standalone expansion to the 2012 strategy game of the year XCOM: Enemy Unknown and it’s now available on iOS devices!

Discounted Mac Apps

Cinemagraph Pro [Now free, down from $199.99] Mesmerize your audience by creating flixels with Cinemagraph Pro.

USBMate [On sale for $0.99, down from $4.99] USBMate is an app which optimizes and accelerates the operation of USB Flash drives, external hard disks and Flash memory cards.

PhotoSweeper Lite: Remove duplicate photos in iPhoto, Aperture and Lightroom [On sale for $2.99, down from $4.99] PhotoSweeper Lite (a lightweight version of PhotoSweeper) helps you to get rid of duplicate photos.

Otto’s Antenna [Now free, down from $2.99] Launch Automator actions, Applescript, and even Unix shell scripts on your Mac at home from your iPhone, wherever you are!

New and Notable Apps

MLB Manager 2015 [$$4.99] MLB Manager 2015, officially licensed by and based on the award-winning Out of the Park Baseball series, is the most fun and realistic baseball game ever created for mobile devices.

Filters for iPhone [$$0.99] You don’t take photos with Filters. You transform them. Filters has over 800 ways to transform your photographs

Updates you don’t want to miss

Dark Sky – Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecasts, and Storm Alerts [$$3.99] Dark Sky can tell you at a glance exactly when it will rain (or snow) up to an hour in advance, so you’re free to walk the dog or run out to lunch and know you’ll stay dry. Version 4.3.1 brings the following changes:

  • Support for Apple Watch. We’ve redesigned Dark Sky from scratch to fit on your wrist. (It’s the year 2015, and yet we don’t have flying DeLoreans or hoverboards. But you know what? We’re sure as hell going to have a watch that can tell the future. So there’s that.)
  • Boring bug fixes.

Napkin – Image Annotation and Markup [$$39.99] Napkin– say it with a picture and skip the 1,000 words. Version 1.5 brings the following changes:

  • Overhaul of the user interface to adopt OS X Yosemite style and vibrancy
  • Support for third party app extensions in the share menu
  • Crop imported images and screenshots directly in Napkin
  • Use Pixelate or Blur to redact and obscure sensitive portions of images
  • More control over arrows including thickness and a new flat line style
  • Shapes can now have a hollow fill with a border of varying thickness as well as a flat color fill
  • Export as a JPEG as an alternative to PNG when dragging the toolbar’s File Pip
  • Easier access to image editing actions with a new pop-up menu on selected images
  • Paste and Match Style when pasting text into a napkin
  • Blazingly fast performance when scrolling the canvas
  • Numerous other bug fixes and additional small enhancements
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!