New and updated apps: Facebook Messenger, Flickr, Amtrak 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 update to Facebook's instant messaging app, an improved version of the popular photo blogging service Flickr and more!

New and updated iOS apps

  • Facebook Messenger 5.1: The instant messaging app for Facebook users gets video support, instant photo sharing, shortcuts to stickers, improved search and more. Interestingly, these are the same release notes as 5.0, so we're really not sure what's changed. Free - Download now

  • Flickr 3.0.2: Yahoo's popular photo sharing service adds the ability to view all groups in a photo in the info screen, along with bug fixes. Free - Download now

  • Amtrak 2.0.2: Amtrak's reservation app gets "lots of bug fixes" in the latest release. Free - Download now

  • Google Search 4.0.0: Google Now gives you the info you want by letting you ask questions using your voice. The new release sports smarter conversation topics, more fluid image loading, faster search and Google Now loading and more. Free - Download now

  • Facebook 10.0: The world's most popular social network will now allow you to review posts for suggested links (?!) before sharing and make posts while offline (they'll get shared when next you connect). They also buried the Most Recent feed. Free - Download now

  • Shazam 7.6.0: The handy music identifier app now does a better job of picking out music from TV shows. Also, LINE integration has been added for people who use the popular IM app. Free with IAP - Download now

New and updated Mac apps

  • Logic Pro X 10.0.7: As reported, Apple has updated its pro audio editing software with better performance for 12-core Mac Pros and other enhancements. $199.99 - 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!

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