Enhance your photos with realistic lens flare effects with BrainFeverMedia’s LensFlare. We also have an educational game that challenges your child to match pairs of opposing words, and a text editor powered by shortcuts.

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iPhone:

ORBITAL ($2.99 → Free, 8.0 MB): Keep the screen clear of orbs in this arcade game. Your orb cannon is positioned at the bottom of the screen. Tap at just the right moment to launch an orb into space, and watch as it begins to expand until it rams into something. Orbs that have settled will start with the number three, and each time they are hit the number will decrease. Keep firing and smashing orbs into each other to keep the screen clear. The game includes three modes, colorful particle effects, and online leaderboards.

ORBITAL is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 1403 ratings.

Special Enquiry Detail: The Hand that Feeds (Full) ($4.99 → Free, 129.6 MB): Investigate a murder and try to bring the killer to justice in this hidden object adventure game. Help detectives Turino and Lamonte discover clues at crime scenes, interrogate suspects, and solve puzzles to find the killer. The game includes 12 chapters, 30 locations, 25 mini-games, and achievements via Game Center.

Special Enquiry Detail: The Hand that Feeds (Full) is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 47 ratings.

Universal:

Drwer – Sketch easy ($0.99 → Free, 2.5 MB): A simple and effective drawing app. It allows you to get right to sketching thanks to its quick load time. You’re able to choose from two brush sizes, add a grid overlay, undo strokes, and add an image from your library from the drop-down menu. Then just tap to save, or trash your work and start all over. It couldn’t be easier.

Drwer – Sketch easy is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 13 ratings.

SiliBili! ($0.99 → Free, 160.2 MB): Help Sili and Bili find the five elements to restore peace and harmony to their galaxy in this 3-D adventure game. Utilize on-screen controls to fight off enemies and hunt down the elements in each environment. You’re able to upgrade your hammer and shield during your journey to help fend off the powerful dragons you’ll encounter along the way. The game includes two planets, 16 levels, hidden items to discover, and achievements via Game Center.

SiliBili! is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 8 ratings.

LensFlare ($0.99 → Free, 47.5 MB): Add realistic lens flares to your photos with this effects app. You’re able to import an image from your library or snap a new one in-app. You can then adjust brightness, tint, and aspect ratio before adding effects. The app includes more than 55 lens flares to choose from, all of which can be placed anywhere on your photo. It also includes eight lens textures, and the ability to share your creations via email, Twitter, or Facebook.

LensFlare is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 128 ratings.

Ulmon Venice ($0.99 → Free, 27.5 MB): Find your way around Venice with this travel guide. The app’s offline map data allows you to search thousands of points of interest without wasting data or incurring roaming charges. It also includes more than 160 articles, the ability to filter results by category, name, or distance, a tube map, and the ability to bookmark your favorite places and attach notes.

Ulmon Venice is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3-star rating with a total of 71 ratings.

FioWriter – Productive text editor for iPhone & iPad with command keys and cloud sync ($0.99 → Free, 5.0 MB): Jot down notes or create entire documents with this shortcut key-powered text editor. FioWriter’s custom keyboard features an additional row of keys that help you make quick work of shortcuts, discovering text, scrolling, moving your cursor, and syncing your documents. The app also includes a variety of fonts and font sizes to choose from, support for fullscreen editing, Dropbox and iCloud support, and TextExpander support.

FioWriter – Productive text editor for iPhone & iPad with command keys and cloud sync is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 9 ratings.

The Opposites ($2.99 → Free, 58.1 MB): An educational word game that challenges your child to match pairs of opposing words. The two characters will spit out words, which will slowly float to the top of the screen. Your child must tap on the correct pairs to achieve the target number. The game includes 10 levels, word pronunciations, and customized dictionaries so your child can practice words even without playing.

The Opposites is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 107 ratings.

iPad:

Biography – A Journey With History’s Most Influential People ($4.99 → Free, 941.8 MB): This educational app allows you to learn all about people who have changed the world. The app includes over 100 biographies of people who have left their mark on society with their talents, inventions, and discoveries. Each biography includes photos, audio, and illustrations, all of which can be accessed via gestures.

Biography – A Journey With History’s Most Influential People is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 172 ratings.

ORBITAL HD ($2.99 → Free, 8.3 MB): Keep the screen clear of orbs in this arcade game. Your orb cannon is positioned at the bottom of the screen. Tap at just the right moment to launch an orb into space, and watch as it begins to expand until it rams into something. Orbs that have settled will start with the number three, and each time they are hit the number will decrease. Keep firing and smashing orbs into each other to keep the screen clear. The game includes three modes, colorful particle effects, and online leaderboards.

ORBITAL HD is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 109 ratings.

iColorama ($1.99 → Free, 24.0 MB): Edit and enhance your photos with all kinds of filters and effects with this photography app. You’re able to apply filters and effects by swiping your finger over areas of your photo, or you can choose from more than 200 presets and make quick work of it. When you’re project is finished, you can share it via email, Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr.

iColorama is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 221 ratings.

3D Sun&Moon Compass HD for iPad2 (Gyroscope enabled) ($0.99 → Free, 1.2 MB): This virtual 3D compass sphere allows you to view the position of sun and moon in relation to your iPad’s position. It includes full gyroscope support, digital compass and accelerometer support, and sunrise, sunset, moonrise, and moon set data. The app requires at least an iPad 2. The original iPad is not supported.

3D Sun&Moon Compass HD for iPad2 (Gyroscope enabled) is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 31 ratings.

Special Enquiry Detail: The Hand that Feeds HD (Full) ($7.99 → Free, 111.5 MB): Investigate a murder and try to bring the killer to justice in this hidden object adventure game. Help detectives Turino and Lamonte discover clues at crime scenes, interrogate suspects, and solve puzzles to find the killer. The game includes 12 chapters, 30 locations, 25 mini-games, and achievements via Game Center.

Special Enquiry Detail: The Hand that Feeds HD (Full) is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 151 ratings.

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