Make, cook, and eat your way to cured pork greatness with today’s AppBump featured app, The Better Bacon Book. This is the first time The Better Bacon Book has ever been offered for free, so make sure to take advantage of this opportunity while you can!

We also have an interactive storybook app that allows you to experience the work of Edgar Allan Poe like never before, and a note-taking app that allows you to read and edit OneNote files with ease.

All app prices are subject to change at any time and without notice regardless of stated free duration. Price changes are solely under the control of the developers.

iPhone:

Power Sleep & Nap | AmbiScience™ • Binaural & Isochronic Ambient Sleep Utility ($0.99 → Free, 134.6 MB): Go on a sonic journey with this music app. It’s able to attune your brain to desired states of mind by playing binaural and isochronic tones. The app includes 11 ambient tracks, eight entrainment tracks, one noise track, the ability to create your own custom programs, a timer with fade, repeating alarms with snooze, and a full tutorial.

Power Sleep & Nap | AmbiScience™ • Binaural & Isochronic Ambient Sleep Utility is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 109 ratings.

PhotoString ($0.99 → Free, 1.1 MB): As its name alludes, this photography app allows you to string together a series of photos to make one high resolution image. You’re able to select from four framing styles, and then just start adding photos in your desired order. Each photo can be resized by pinching and pulling with two fingers, and each can include a short caption. Photos can be exported at up to 1,440 pixels in width, and can be shared via Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or email.

PhotoString is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 47 ratings.

EZBuzz ($0.99 → Free, 2.4 MB): Create and schedule voice reminders and to-dos in a snap with this productivity app. The app utilizes a unique UI dubbed “Time-Scale,” which allows you to double-tap an area on the screen to select a time and create a reminder. You can also tap and hold on an already created reminder to fine-tune its placement on the scale. When creating a reminder, you’re able to add text notes, audio, and photos. The app also includes repeating alerts, push notifications, icon badging, and a calendar view.

EZBuzz is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 29 ratings.

Vector Runner ($1.99 → Free, 10.8 MB): Guide your vector racer around obstacles for as long as possible in this retro-inspired distance game. You’re able to steer left and right by tapping the sides of the screen. Collect power-up and bonus cubes to rack up points even quicker. The game includes an upbeat techno soundtrack, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Vector Runner is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 830 ratings.

Precision Decision ($1.99 → Free, 10.2 MB): This productivity app helps you make decisions by simplifying and clarifying the process. You’re able to choose from a handful of built-in decisions or generate your own. You can then add criteria, choices, and rate your choices. The app will offer up the best decision to make based on all of the data you have entered. You’re also able to share the results via Facebook.

Precision Decision is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 24 ratings.

Universal:

iPoe – The Interactive and Illustrated Edgar Allan Poe Collection ($3.99 → Free, 221.5 MB): Experience the work of Edgar Allan Poe like never before with this interactive storybook app. The app allows you to page through four of Poe’s best works by swiping across the screen. Each page is brought to life through interactive elements and gorgeous animations. The app includes an original soundtrack, an intuitive menu system, and English, Spanish, and French language support.

iPoe – The Interactive and Illustrated Edgar Allan Poe Collection is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 262 ratings.

Laser Grid ($0.99 → Free, 10.7 MB): Put your reflexes to the test in this tilt-based arcade game. Avoid the deadly lasers for as long as possible by tilting your iDevice to travel through the edges of the screen. Glide your starship over the gap in the middle to earn bonus points and generate power-ups. The game includes four difficulty levels, six power-ups, finely tuned tilt controls, and leaderboards via Game Center.

Laser Grid is available for free today only (10/05). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 15 ratings.

The Better Bacon Book: Make, Cook, and Eat Your Way to Cured Pork Greatness ($6.99 → Free, 57.5 MB): Make, cook, and eat your way to cured pork greatness with this bacon how-to guide. The Better Bacon Book provides you with everything you’ll ever need to know about bacon, including its storied history, what to look for when buying it, how to cure and smoke it, and how to cook it to perfection. The app includes 20 HD videos, 150 high-resolution photos, and 31 original recipes that allow you to incorporate bacon into meals, snacks, desserts, and even cocktails. The app also features an intuitive interface, and the ability to bookmark, highlight, take notes, and search.

The Better Bacon Book: Make, Cook, and Eat Your Way to Cured Pork Greatness is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 75 ratings.

Magnify ® ($0.99 → Free, 687.5 KB): Get a closer look at your subject with this easy to use utility app. It allows you to zoom in on menus, medication bottles, nutrition facts, user manuals, or anything else that’s difficult to read just by sliding your finger across the top of the screen. You can also snap of photo of what you’re looking at and illuminate it with your iPhone’s LED flash.

Magnify ® is available for free today only (10/05). It has a 4-star rating with a total of 40 ratings.

iPad:

Art Maker by ABC’s Play School ($0.99 → Free, 174.7 MB): A highly interactive art creation app designed for young children. Your child can choose from one of the six included backgrounds, and then start adding a wide variety of art and craft items. Each art and craft item must first be pieced together before it can make it into the background. After your child is finished placing items, they can snap a photo of their creation or animate the scene. The app also includes 16 plain paper backgrounds, the ability to import photos from your library, and the ability to save art within a gallery.

Art Maker by ABC’s Play School is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 152 ratings.

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