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Today's Apps Gone Free: Atomic Ball, CIA: Operation Ajax, mPass Pro And More

Grab your paddle and smash highly interactive objects to bits in Meritum's Brick Breaker-style game, Atomic Ball. We also have a gorgeous interactive comic book for iPad, and an app that allows you to safely store your private data.

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:

Atomic Ball ($2.99 → Free, 24.7 MB): Quite possibly the best Brick Breaker-style game you'll play on your iPhone or iPod touch. Guide your paddle around the screen in order to bounce the ball into the highly interactive objects. Try to collect the power-ups and credits that fall while avoiding the power-downs. The game includes more than 90 handcrafted levels, 30 power-ups, touch and tilt controls, voice narration, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Atomic Ball is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 1449 ratings.

Universal:

Finger-Flick Basketball ($0.99 → Free, 24.4 MB): Flick your way to a high score in this arcade basketball game. It's similar to that desktop basketball game you may have played as a kid. Just tap, drag, and hold your finger on the screen to adjust the trajectory and power of your shot. Then release to fire! Try to score multiple baskets in a row to increase their value. The game includes three modes, achievements, and local leaderboards.

Finger-Flick Basketball is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 8 ratings.

mPass Pro - Secure Password Manager & Private Data Vault to Lock Your Secrets Safe ($1.99 → Free, 11.3 MB): Store all of your valuable information behind a 256-bit wall of encryption with this productivity app. You're able to store everything from passwords to credit card information. Filling in all of your data is super simple since each category features standard templates and customizable fields. You're able to mark your most used records as favorites, and filter them by category for quick access. The app also includes search, auto-lock, a built-in browser, and the ability to backup and restore data via Wi-Fi and Dropbox.

mPass Pro - Secure Password Manager & Private Data Vault to Lock Your Secrets Safe is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 54 ratings.

Sandbox Web Browser ($2.99 → Free, 2.4 MB): A Web browser that allows you to restrict users to a predefined list of allowed websites. It's perfect for the classroom, kiosks, places of business, and your home. After installing the app, launch your iDevice's Settings app and scroll down until you find Sandbox. This menu will allow you to customize everything from allowed websites and bookmarks to the message that appears for restricted pages. You can also lock the configuration settings with a passcode to prevent changes.

Sandbox Web Browser is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 11 ratings.

Touch LCD - Speaking Alarm Clock ($1.99 → Free, 38.2 MB): A designer LCD-themed clock app. Tap on the display to hear the exact time in a male or female voice. The configurable interface allows you to swipe through three different interactive panels which display alarm times, world times, and the date. The app also includes five color schemes, night mode, snooze, stopwatch, and integrated music player.

Touch LCD - Speaking Alarm Clock is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 89 ratings.

SimplePhysics ($1.99 → Free, 7.2 MB): Find out if you have what it takes to be an engineer in this physics-based puzzle game. Each level requires you to design complex structures that are able to support a specific amount of weight for a brief period of time without collapsing. You’re provided with a limited amount of cash as well, so you’ll want to place beams only where they are necessary. The game includes 12 levels, the ability to test your structure with weights or your fingers, the ability to save, load and share designs, and online leaderboards.

SimplePhysics is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 102 ratings.

My Measures & Dimensions ($2.99 → Free, 30.1 MB): This super handy utility app allows you to store dimensions for objects right on top of photos of them for easy reference. You can add arrows, angles, and even text to photos. Then attach their exact dimensions. You're able to keep all of your photos organized within folders, and search for specific photos by keyword. The app also includes support for fractions, the ability to print or share photos, and Dropbox, Evernote, and Box integration. Additional features, such as iCloud support and laser meter support, are available as a one-time in-app purchase.

My Measures & Dimensions is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 804 ratings.

iPad:

CIA : Operation Ajax ($4.99 → Free, 407.3 MB): Prepare for a visual feast. This interactive comic is based on the true story of the first CIA backed coup which toppled Iran's democracy in 1953. It recounts the CIA and British governments' revolutionary plot against Iran's Prime Minister, and it does so through cinematic sights and sounds as well as interactive elements. The app includes 210 pages, 22 character dossiers, nine historical newsreels, and three authentic declassified CIA documents.

CIA : Operation Ajax is available for free today only (06/17). It has a 5-star rating with a total of 214 ratings.

RabbleBrowser ($2.99 → Free, 17.2 MB): A collaborative Web browser that allows teachers, colleagues, and students to share websites or files with the group. One person acts as the leader while all other devices on the network with RabbleBrowser installed can follow along. The app features integrated multi-user chat and private chat, so everyone can join in the conversation. It also includes bookmarks, Dropbox integration, AirPrint support, and the ability to share content via Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or email.

RabbleBrowser is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 23 ratings.

Atomic Ball HD ($4.99 → Free, 51.1 MB): Quite possibly the best Brick Breaker-style game you'll play on your iPad. Guide your paddle around the screen in order to bounce the ball into the highly interactive objects. Try to collect the power-ups and credits that fall while avoiding the power-downs. The game includes more than 90 handcrafted levels, 30 power-ups, touch and tilt controls, voice narration, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Atomic Ball HD is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 81 ratings.

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