New and updated apps: Lenka, Assassin's Creed: Pirates, Twitter 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 Twitter client updates, a cool new black and white photography app, games and more!

New and updated iOS apps

  • Lenka: Dedicated black and white camera app developed by famous photographer Kevin Abosch. $2.99 - Download now
  • Assassin's Creed: Pirates Play as a young and ambitious pirate, fight real time naval battles, build up your crew and your ship. Adds new chapter appendix, new ship customization feature, more dynamic naval fights, and much more. $4.99 - Download now
  • Twitter 6.8: The official app for the popular social network. Makes minor improvements and lets you upload and view animated GIFs. Free - Download now
  • Slack 1.43: Team communication service. Now remembers last channel viewed when you switch teams, custom emoji can be used as integration icons/avatars, bugs fixed and more. Free - Download now
  • Speedtest 3.3.0: Test the speed of your Internet connection. Update offers more accurate test results, with some bugs fixed too. Free - Download now
  • PDFPen Scan+ 1.3.2: Use your iOS device camera to scan and perform character recognition; create searchable PDFs. Resolves stability issues, fixes bugs. $6.99 - Download now
  • Uber 2.28.0: App for popular ride sharing/private driver service. Localization updates. Free - Download now
  • HBO Go 2.5.0: On-demand movies and shows from HBO (assuming you're a subscriber via a supported cable or satellite TV service). Minor updates and bug fixes. Free - Download now
  • Mailbox 2.0.3: Mail app for Gmail and iCloud accounts. Now swipe and hold to create an auto-swipe pattern; other improvements made to auto-swipe. Attachment improvements and bug fixes. Free - Download now
  • Echofon for Twitter 7.3.03: An ad-supported client application for Twitter. New HD photo previews and bug fixes. Free - Download now
  • Hue 1.4.0: Everyone's favorite connected bulbs get some UI improvements in the iOS app as well as support for Hue Tap, fade times for alarms up to 60 minutes and improved overall stability. Free - Download Now
  • Deezer 4.9: Chromecast support and higher quality audio now available from popular music streaming service. Free - Download Now
  • Dropbox 3.2: Re-order favorites list, setup Dropbox on your computer using your camera and more! Free - Download Now
  • Google Hangouts 2.1.0: Cross platform messenger gets some bugfixes and performance improvements. Free - Download Now

New and updated Mac apps

  • Brush Color Pro: Greyscale your image then choose part of it to pop with color. 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!

Peter Cohen