New and updated apps: Games galore, new analog synth app and Shazam for Mac!

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 loads of games, an exciting new analog synthesizer app and the first Mac version of Shazam, the popular music discovery tool!

New and updated iOS apps

  • Kingdom Rush Frontiers 1.5: Tower defense game in which you must defend exotic lands from dragons, man-eating plants, and undead creatures. New "Ruins of Nas'de" stage, new Survival Mode. $4.99 - Download now
  • Blood Bowl: Sounds unappetizing, but it's actually Games Workshop's twisted take on (American) football, set in the Warhammer universe. $4.99 - Download now
  • Epic Arena: 3D turn-based strategy board game. Deploy units, power them up, defeat your opponents in two-player matches. Free - Download now
  • Duet 2.0.0: Abstract puzzler in which you must control two dots constantly orbiting around each other as they move through an increasingly challenging maze. Adds new "Epilogue" chapter with 40 new stages, new game mechanics and more. $2.99 - Download now
  • 80 Days: A steampunk twist on Jules Vernes' classic "Around the World in 80 Days." Choose your own route around a 3D globe using airships, submarines, mechanical camel, train and more. $4.99 - Download now
  • TeraSynth: Modular analog synthesizer with 25 sound modules. Four LFOs, 4 standard ADSR envelope generators, 4 multi-segment envelopes with tempo sync, 64 time/level segments per envelope and that's just the analog synthesis - FX and arpeggiation tools, MIDI functionality and more. $9.99 - Download now
  • Clima: A new weather app that is beautifully put together. View current conditions, get notifications of inclement weather and more, all wrapped in a wonderfully aesthetically pleasing interface. $0.99 - Download Now

New and updated Mac apps

  • Shazam: The music discovery app is now available for the Mac! Shazam runs in the background and can build playlists of music you're interested in. Free - Download now
  • Next Expense Tracking: Originally available on iOS, Next is now available for Mac and allows you to beautifully track expenses and sync all of your data between iOS and OS X. $6.99 - 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!

Peter Cohen