KitCam, Animation Studio, Twitter, Toy Story: Letters & Sounds, price drops, and more

9to5Mac has once again scoured the App Store for all the latest app launches, price drops, noteworthy news, and updates, and we have compiled everything in a roundup below. Check it out, but keep coming back as we continually refresh the list throughout the day.


1. KitCam | 99 cents
Version 1.6 of this photo-editing app hit the App Store today and introduced Night Snap for KitCam. The feature allows users to take photos in very low light. The update also includes 10 new geometric shape frames, front-facing flash, uncompressed TIFF format,  JPEG compression, live exposure data on the histogram, extended time-lapse parameter, new composition grid, export options for originals, and storage and processing speed optimizations.

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2. Animation Studio | $4.99
Version 3.3.1 of this animator app now features AirPlay and .Mov export, as well as character and art import!

3. Genius Scan | Free
Version 3.1.9 of this pocket scanner fixes random crashes on app start, the link to Genius Fax, and minor styling issues.

4. Foursquare | Free
Version 5.5.1 of this social check-in app updated Explore to show users more recommendations on a single screen, so they can “easily compare results and make decisions faster.”

5. 4 Pics 1 Word | Free
Version 2.5 of this photo-puzzle game added “tons of new highly addictive puzzles.”

6. Hanging with Friends | $2.99
Version 4.34 of this word game includes the ability to use Tune Up and Conjure as new ways to stump opponents, as well as bug fixes.

7. Airbnb | Free
Version 2.5.3 of this find-an-apartment app added “further stability tweaks to make managing your listing and your travels as easy as possible.”

8. Action Movie FX | Free
Version 2.2 of this special effects app added three new Blockbuster Winter FX, a free Avalance FX and blizzard pack, and an HD-ready version of all effects.

9. Max Payne Mobile  | $2.99
Version 1.2 of this bad guy vs. cops game now features iPhone 5 widescreen support.

10. Kingdom Rush HD | $2.99
Version 1.84 of this strategy game includes two new stages, three new enemies, two new heroes, a new hard mode, five new achievements, and a news system to keep users updated on all-things Kingdom Rush.

11. Happier | Free
Version 1.1 of this moment-collecting app now offers Facebook sign-in and sharing, a new Today screen for moments of the day, a redesigned Collections tab, more friend-finding options, larger full-screen notifications, and the ability to change profile photo from Account Settings and see highlighted links that open in Safari.

12. Twitter | Free
Version 5.4.1 hit today and fixed an issue where some users didn’t receive all their push notifications or were not able to access hashtag, topic, and autocomplete suggestion functions while searching or composing a tweet. It also contains  fixes for crashes and other bugs.

Just Launched

1. Toy Story: Letters & Sounds | $3.99
Disney just launched its latest Toy Story app title, so children can “practice identifying letters and letter sounds while interacting with some of their favorite Disney•Pixar “Toy Story” characters.” The game design is appropriate for players aged 3 to 6 years, and it features the voice of Buzz Lightyear as a guide, various learning topics, the ability to interact with famous Toy Story characters and collect rescued toys, and exclusive, parent-enable gift unlocks.

2. Repix | Free
This paint app for photos launched recently with unique brushes and the following features:

Edit any part of your photos by simply painting with your finger
  • Free to use with new brushes available to purchase
  • Pinch screen to zoom in and pay close attention to certain parts of your photo

  • Studio-grade technology and intuitive interface to inspire new levels of creativity

  • Choose from images in your camera roll or import from Facebook 
  • Made a mistake? Erase, undo or start again to perfect your photos
Cropping and adjustments tools to add the final touches to your creation

  • Share your Repix creations with friends on Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Instagram using #repix

Price Drops

  1. 9to5Toys: Sonic CD, temporarily 99 cents (Reg. $4.99)
  2. 9to5Toys:  Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour, temporarily 99 cents (Reg. $6.99)
  3. 9to5Toys: Infinity Blade II, temporarily $2.99 (Reg. $6.99)
  4. 9to5Toys: Grand Theft Auto 3, temporarily $1.99 (Reg. $4.99)
  5. 9to5Toys: Microsoft Office Home and Student 2011 for Mac $79 + free shipping (Reg. $140)
  6. Mutant Fridge Mayhem – Gumball | Free (was 99 cents)
  7. Dungelot | Free (was 99 cents)
  8. Little Things® Forever | Free (was $2.99)
  9. Little Inferno | 99 cents ( was $4.99)
  10. djay | $4.99 (was $19.99)
  11. Star Walk™ HD – 5 Stars | 99 cents (was $2.99)

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