New and updated apps: Games, music 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 loads of new and updated games, music apps and other great apps!

New and updated iOS apps

  • Angry Birds Star Wars II 1.6.0: 15 new Bird Side levels, 15 new Pork Side levels, and now free. Free - Download now (opens in new tab)
  • Capo Touch: Learn to play music from your iTunes library by slowing it down. Can automatically detect chords, key changes and more. $4.99 - Download now (opens in new tab)
  • SnapMatch Soccer: A tile matching game with a twist. Successfully matching groups of tiles helps your team win on the pitch. Free - Download now (opens in new tab)
  • Urban Trial Freestyle: Use a freestyle motorbike to pull off spectacular tricks. Customize your bike and rider. Master Time Attack, Stunt Mode and Challenges. $1.99 - Download now (opens in new tab)
  • Hellraid: The Escape: Action adventure game featuring challenging puzzles. You're in a magic prison guarded by demonic creatures with no memory of who you are or why you're there. $2.99 - Download now (opens in new tab)
  • SongSheet: Chord charts, set list and gig assistant for musicians. Works with bluetooth foot pedal, supports auto scroll, print to AirPrint printers and more. $6.99 - Download now (opens in new tab)
  • Minecraft Pocket Edition 0.9.0: Place blocks, go on adventures. The mobile version of the enormously popular game. Billed as "biggest update ever." Adds infinite worlds, caves, new blocks and items, wolves, new flowers, new biomes and more. $6.99 - Download now (opens in new tab)
  • Sonic Jump Fever 1.0.0: Vertical jumping with Sonic the Hedgehog and friends in a race against the clock. More responsive controls, new Premium Booster added, Stun power up improved, bug fixes and other enhancements. Free - Download now (opens in new tab)
  • The Wolf Among Us Episode 5: A graphical adventure from the makers of the Walking Dead game, featuring characters from fable brought to our world. A gritty and violent thriller. The fifth and final episode, Cry Wolf, is finally available. $4.99 - Download now (opens in new tab)
  • Smash Hit 1.3.0: Move in harmony with music and sound but smash everything in your path. Now includes Mayhem Mode, Training Mode and Zen Mode. Free - Download now (opens in new tab)

New and updated Mac apps

  • DropZone 3: Drag files, folders or text into a customizable grid of actions. Adds Drop Bar to stash files you know you'll need later. $4.99 - Download now (opens in new tab)
  • Capo 3.1: The (original) Mac version of the music app that lets you slow down your iTunes library, recognize chords and key changes and more. Now sports new chord detection technology and can save projects in iCloud, which can be shared with Capo Touch. $14.99 - Download now (opens in new tab)

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!

  • What game is showing on your phone in the picture?
  • That's Sonic Jump Fever.
  • The 0.9.0 update to Minecraft PE has a pretty serious memory leak, which is especially troublesome on older devices. One of the developers (@_tomcc) tweeted yesterday, that a fix would be included in 0.9.1, and will likely be released next week. Until then, you can avoid crashes by setting the "View Distance" slider in the graphics settings to the 1st or 2nd setting.