New and updated apps: Lego Marvel, Hatch, Facebook Messenger 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 messaging apps, a web browser, Netflix and more!

New and updated iOS apps

  • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Universe In Peril: An original story crossing the entire Marvel universe! Control Iron Man, Spider-Man, The Hulk, Captain America, Wolverine and others as you try to stop Loki and other Marvel villains from assembling a superweapon. $4.99 - Download now
  • Hatch 1.4: Hatch is a modern re-invention of the Tamagachi-style digital pets of yore. You hatch an egg, you care for your creature, and with the latest update, you can get enchanted toys, new decorations, and more! $0.99 - Download now
  • Skype 5.1: The popular voice, video and text chat app gets the ability to remove conversations from recent, edit messages lets you add favorites from the favorites hub screen, and sports VoiceOver improvements for visually impaired users as well. Other general improvements too. Free - Download now
  • BBM Bug fixes and performance improvements to the BlackBerry Messenger software. Free - Download now
  • Facebook Messenger 6.1: Facebook's instant messaging app. Calls are now more reliable, active people show up faster. Free - Download now
  • Chrome 35.0.1916.41: Google's web browser, made for mobile. Compatibility with new iOS versions and stability fixes. Free - Download now
  • Netflix 6.0: The popular streaming video service gets faster startup for video playback, UI refresh and bug fixes (along with a new icon). Free - Download now
  • TextExpander 2.6: The touch version of the popular text shortcut app. Adds support for Fleksy, the alternate keyboard app. $4.99 - Download now
  • Unread 1.3.1: RSS newsreader for iOS. Fixes several bugs, including one that caused shake-to-clear items to bream after viewing a web site. $4.99 - Download now

New and updated Mac apps

  • Adobe Lightroom 5.5: Digital photo cataloging and editing software aimed at pro and prosumer photographers. Part of Adobe Creative Cloud. Support for syncing star ratings and custom sort order to Lightroom mobile, fixes for bugs and additional camera support. From $9.99 a month - 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!

Peter Cohen