Real Racing 3: The highly anticipated third installment in EA’s Real Racing iOS series has officially arrived in the US App Store today (via 9to5Toys). Available now for free, the game’s new in-app purchase model is getting a little bit of negative attention, but otherwise reviews of the game have been quite positive.
Trailblazing new features include officially licensed tracks, an expanded 22-car grid, and over 45 meticulously detailed cars from makers like Porsche, Lamborghini, Dodge, Bugatti, and Audi. Plus, racing with friends gets kicked into another dimension with the reality-bending Time Shifted Multiplayer™ (TSM) technology.
AVP: Evolution: Fox has released another app in the Alien vs Predators series with the release of AVP: Evolution. The game was developed by Angry Mob Games, makers of PREDATORS and Guerrilla Bob iOS titles, and takes cues from multiplayer modes in recent AVP console releases.
*Two distinct gaming experiences as you engage in the ultimate battle as both the Alien and Predator
*Vicious attacks and brutal finishing moves give players a lethal arsenal to wreak havoc on the enemy
Socialcam version 5.0: Autodesk is making some major improvements to its popular Socialcam app, which has now reached 20 million downloads, with the release of version 5 on the App Store today. The update should be hitting the App Store shortly and with it will come “a complete redesign of visual effects, 720p HD video, video High Dynamic Range (HDR), and a new icon for Socialcam.”
Major new features on the iOS platform include a complete redesign of visual effects, 720p HD video, video High Dynamic Range (HDR), and a new icon for Socialcam… Developed in collaboration with Autodesk’s expert professional video effects teams, the new 720p HD video and video HDR with one click real-time mapping and color correction enables Socialcam—with more than 20 million downloads—to continue to break through barriers to mobile video adoption by making it easy to express creativity and individuality wherever inspiration strikes—anytime, anywhere, and on any device.
Day One version 1.10: The well reviewed journal/diary app known as Day One gets new features today including new options for PDF Export and Printing, historical weather reports for 30 days, a new reminder sound, Sanchez font option, and improvements to HTML styling. There are also a number of performance enhancements include for startup time, Dropbox syncing, and more. An update for the Mac app is coming soon.
Cycloramic version 2.1: The app that received much attention for its unique use of the iPhone’s vibrating motor to snap hands-free 360 degree video gets new features today. Among them is the ability to “convert panoramic photos to 24 second panoramic HD movies.”
YouTube 1.2.1: Google updated its YouTube app for iOS bringing the Send to TV feature that it originally introduced on Android devices back in November. The app will allow users to send YouTube videos from their iOS devices to a Google TV, PS3, or Xbox and Google confirmed back in January that the feature would be coming to even more smart TVs this year.
Have an iPhone or iPad and a Google TV? You can now play and control videos from your YouTube app for iOS on your TV, like a remote control for YouTube. Anyone on the same WiFi can join in to control the video or add videos to a playlist (Harlem Shake marathon anyone?). This automatic pairing feature is also available on the YouTube app for Android, and it’s coming to more TVs this year from LG, Sony, Panasonic and others. Check outyoutube.com/yt/sendtotv to see how it works.
Sushi Mushi version 2.0: One of our favorite developers known for porting games to the Mac, Aspyr Media, today updated its latest iOS title called Sushi Mushi with a ton of new features. We recently caught up with Aspyr to talk about the state of Mac gaming and how integration with iOS might play a role going forward. The free app is available on the App Store now.
Viddy version 2.0: A massive update video for sharing app Viddy brings longer 30 second videos, 15 new filters and video effects, new music tracks, YouTube annotations, localizations, and much, much more.
Dunkin’ Donuts version 2.5: Dunkin’ Donuts today announced an update to its mobile app for iPhone that brings support for Passbook. Users can now add their Dunkin’ cards/credit to the Dunkin’ Passbook pass and use the app to purchase items in-store or at the drive-thru.
Guests can now easily add their Dunkin’ Donuts Cards to Passbook and pay for food, beverages and merchandise at participating U.S. Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants simply by scanning their Dunkin’ Pass in-store or at the drive-thru. The Dunkin’ Pass is also location aware, meaning it will conveniently appear on a guest’s lock screen when they are near their favorite Dunkin’ Donuts location, for easy, on-the-go access.
Rabbit: We’ve previously told you about Rabbit, a new video chat and content sharing app that is initially available as a limited beta for Mac users. Today the company has announced it has raise a $3.3 million seed round of funding with a couple notable investors:
SAN FRANCISCO – February 28, 2013 – Rabbit today announced that it has raised a $3.3 million seed round of funding. The round includes new investors Google Ventures, CrunchFund and Bebo founder Michael Birch as well existing angel investors. The funding round was raised concurrent with the release of Rabbit in private beta earlier this month. The company plans to use the funding for continued investment in Rabbit’s revolutionary video chat and content sharing technology, and launch it out of private beta to users around the world.
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