New and updated apps: Unread, Puffin Web Browser, VMware Fusion 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 updates to a cool game, RSS reader, web browser for iOS and virtual machine app for OS X.

New and updated iOS apps

  • Contra: Evolution 1.3.0: Konami's redone classic sidescrolling shooter has been updated with a new Elite model, new upgrade system, bug fixes and more. Free - Download now
  • Unread 1.2: The updated RSS newsreader adds support for NewsBlur and Fever, adds a native image viewer, landscape support for its built-in web browser and much more. $4.99 - Download now
  • Puffin Web Browser 3.7.0: The web browser with Adobe Flash cloud support adds a new rendering engine with improvementd HTML5 support, a new "Share" feature and a new "Theater Mode" to enhance Flash game and video playback. $3.99 - Download now

New and updated Mac apps

  • VMware Fusion 6.0.3: The popular virtual machine app to run Windows and other operating systems without having to reboot has been updated with improved performance and compatibility with USB devices, bug fixes and variety of other enhancements, inclduing a fix for the Heartbleed OpenSSL bug. $59.99 - Download now
  • Feeder 2.5.1: The app for creating, editing and publishing RSS and iTunes podcast feeds has been updated with a fix for a bug that could cause the app to crash on some MP3 files. $39.99 - 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