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Bryan M. Wolfe
| February 25, 2013
Monday App Updates: Great Apps That Just Got Better For Feb. 25
Each Monday, AppAdvice presents some recently updated apps worth checking out. This week’s list features racing cars, Conan O'Brien, lovable cats, and much more.
Afterglow, Updated Feb. 22, iPhone, $0.99[caption id="attachment_386400" align="aligncenter" width="243"] Afterglow[/caption] First launched in November, this image editing app keeps getting better. Its latest update includes a new tool called Clarify. According to Afterglow developer Simon Filip, this new tool is “designed to really bring out the detail in your landscape photos.” The new version of the app also introduces a new “before and after” comparison feature. While editing, just tap and hold on your image to see the original unedited version. Pinch and zoom functionality is also added for shaped frames. Speaking of frames, two of those are added in the update as well. See also: Easily Clarify And Compare Your Photos With Afterglow 1.4.
Conan O’Brien Presents: Team Coco, Updated Feb. 20, iPhone, Free[caption id="attachment_386401" align="aligncenter" width="270"] Conan O’Brien Presents: Team Coco[/caption] Jay who? Conan O’Brien’s official iPhone app now includes full episodes, and a new syncing feature. An HD version for iPad is also available. See also: You Can Now Sync And Watch Full Episodes Of 'Conan' In The Team Coco iPhone App.
8mm Vintage Camera, Updated Dec. 13, iPhone, $1.99[caption id="attachment_386402" align="aligncenter" width="480"] 8mm Vintage Camera[/caption] Although Nexvio’s app hasn’t been updated since December, it still deserves a mention here. After all, it isn’t every day that an iOS app is one of the reasons a movie won an Oscar. Also check out 8mm for iPad. See also: Documentary Partially Shot With iPhone 'Searching For Sugar Man' Wins Oscar, and The 8MM Vintage Camera App Could Help Film Producers Win An Oscar.
Huffington Post for iPad, Updated Feb. 21, iPad, Free[caption id="attachment_386403" align="aligncenter" width="360"] Huffington Post for iPad[/caption] A brand new interface welcomes visitors to the Huffington newsroom. New features include improved touch interfaces, full-screen slideshows, and live video.
Kobo Books, Updated Feb. 19, Universal, Free[caption id="attachment_386404" align="aligncenter" width="270"] Kobo Books[/caption] For those users not interested in using iBooks or Amazon’s Kindle app, be sure to take at look at the Kobo Books app. See also: Kobo Books For iOS Updated With Redesigned Annotations Page And Other Improvements.
NASCAR Mobile ’13, Updated Feb. 17, Universal, Free[caption id="attachment_386405" align="aligncenter" width="280"] NASCAR Mobile ‘13[/caption] The engines are making noise for another year, and this app doesn’t disappoint. In 2013, use the official NASCAR app to gain access to practice, qualifying, and race leaderboards. At a cost of $24.99 for the year, experience live driver audio, alternative camera angles, and more.
Paint My Cat, Updated Feb. 21, Universal, $2.99[caption id="attachment_386406" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Paint My Cat[/caption] My six year-old, who has been using iOS devices since she was one, absolutely loves this game. Using it, youngsters can paint objects that come to life!
Reader X, Updated Feb. 20, iPad, $2.99[caption id="attachment_386407" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Reader X[/caption] This popular Google Reader app has received a significant update as it celebrates its first anniversary in the App Store. See also: Innovative Google Reader App Reader X Reinvented With Version 2.0.
SeatGuru by TripAdvisor, Updated Feb. 21, iPhone, Free[caption id="attachment_386408" align="aligncenter" width="270"] SeatGuru by TripAdvisor[/caption] The latest update includes improved iconography, and more realistic seat renderings. Perfect, if you ask me. See also: SeatGuru By TripAdvisor Soars With Big 2.0 Update.
Vegas Mate, Updated Feb. 22, Universal, $1.99[caption id="attachment_386409" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Vegas Mate - Las Vegas Travel Guide[/caption] Visiting the craziest city in the world isn’t complete without first buying Vegas Mate. The often-updated app is a must-have for travelers.
Wheel of Fortune, Updated Feb. 20, Universal, $2.99[caption id="attachment_386410" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Wheel of Fortune[/caption] I can’t put this game down! The latest update includes a new turn-based multiplayer mode, and so much more. See also: Take Wheel Of Fortune's New Turn-Based Multiplayer Mode For A Spin
We'll see you next week for another edition of "Monday Apps."