New and updated apps: Jordantron, Calendars, Air Keyboard and more!

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've got an exciting new music app from famed Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess, updated apps with exclusive iOS 8 features and more!

New iOS apps

  • Jordantron: Jordan Rudess, famed Dream Theater keyboardist, has released an iPad keyboard app for live use and studio use, MIDI program change support (so you never have to touch the iPad during live performances) and more. Features 57 sampled instruments, 4 octave samples per voice, 6 playable octaves, velocity sensitive voices included, 12 programmable chord pads. $9.99 - Download now

  • Words for Evil: A fast-paced word game mixed with elements of a fantasy RPG. Combat, hero progression, loot and more, all built on top of a classic word game. $1.99 - Download now

Updated iOS apps

  • Calendars 5.5: Smart calendar and task manager with Google Calendar sync. Updated for iOS 8 with new Widget that lets you view your schedule on Today tab in Notification Center. Snooze alerts and move Events from Notification Center too. $6.99 - Download now

  • iMovie 2.1: Apple's video editing app gains iOS 8 support, enhances video clips in the Photos app using the iMovie extension (for iOS 8), adds 10 Apple-designed filters, support for bidirectional text and more. $4.99 - Download now

  • Pages 2.4.2: Apple's word processing and page layout app for iOS. Updated with iOS 8 support. Now supports iCloud Drive (in iOS 8), adds stability improvements and bug fixes. $9.99 - Download now

  • Skype 5.5: Big update for iOS 8 that adds support for interactive notifications from Notification Center, banner and lock screen notifications. Reply to messages without needing to open the app! Free - Download Now

Discounted iOS apps

  • Air Keyboard: Turns your iPad into a wireless keyboard and touchpad for different platforms. $2.99 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!