Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we're up at bat, testing some speed, and getting better at a game of threes!
New and updated iOS apps
- Storehouse: The visual storyteller app for iPad has been updated to version 1.2 and now lets you add social links to your profile, connect your Twitter account, and more. Free - Download now
- AccuWeather: Totally redesigned for iOS 7, including minute-by-minute forecasts, animations, and more! Free - Download now
- djay 2: The amazing musical mixing app for iPhone gets updated with an audio limiter, new swipe-down-to-load gesture, and much more. $9.99 - Download now
- FCC Speed Test: The U.S. Federal Communications Commission wants to measure the performance of uploads and downloads, latency and packet loss on your internet connection, and in exchange you get in-depth info about the quality of your connection over time. Free - Download now
- MLB At Bat: America's favorite app for their favorite pastime, MLB 7.0 brings a new design for iOS 7, inline video playback, league-wide scoreboard, and more! Free - Download now
- Threes!: Our favorite no-ads, no-IAP puzzle game hits version 1.0.3 and includes the ability to skip "signing" to speed up replay, a "+" designated for upcoming cards that are greater than 3, and more! $1.99 - Download now
- BBM: BlackBerry's Messenger gets updated to 126.96.36.199 and includes fixes for group messaging, URL receipt, faster response times, battery optimizations, and more! Free - Download now
- Starbucks: The mainstream coffee maker's Passbook-enabled app hits version 2.6.3 and gets a Venti sized helping of bug fixes. (Same for international versions). Free - Download now
- Infinity Blade III: Epic's Unreal, eye-popping action game just went on sale. Worth it for the visuals alone! $2.99 on sale - Download now
- VSCO Cam: Adds map view added to VSCO Grid, screenshot and PNG import, and a number of other fixes and improvements. Free - Download Now
- Autumn Dynasty Warlords: The finger-friendly strategy game of Chinese commanders returns with strategic turn-based gameplay and rich city management. $6.99 - Download now
- XCOM: Enemy Unknown: Revered sci-fi tactical combat game is half off! Get it while it's hot! $9.99 - Download now
- Final Fantasy IV: Famed Japanese role-playing game is currently half-off. $7.99 - Download now
- EPOCH 2: Beautiful gesture-based shooting game gets steep price cut from $4.99. $0.99 - Download now
- Badland: Critically acclaimed side-scroller gets a ton of new localizations and a 75% discount. $0.99 - Download now
- Principia: A physics sandbox game previously exclusive to Android just made the leap to the App Store. $3.99 - Download now
New and updated Mac apps
- OS X Mavericks: If you haven't already, make sure you update to OS X 10.9.2 immediately. Not only does it fix that nasty SSL/TSL bug, but Mail, FaceTime, and more. Free - Download now
More apps and updates?
If you try any of the apps or updates, let me know how they work for you. If you got any new or updated apps today that you loved, but don't see here, let us know about them!