Flickr, Hector: Badge of Carnage, MaxPad HD

updated 11:45 am EDT, Thu September 22, 2011 | Posted in iPhone Apps

Flickr 1.4.1 (free) - Flickr for iOS can be used to share photos and videos worldwide, as well as search for and view photos/videos from the Flickr community. Version 1.4.1 of the app offers better error handling and performance when the network is slow or unreliable, and fixes a bug that prevented uploads from the photo library if location services was disabled. Various other stability improvements are also included. [Download - 5.7MB]

Hector: Badge of Carnage 1.0 ($5) - Telltale Games has announced the third and final part of its three-game comedy series, Hector: Badge of Carnage Beyond Reasonable Doom. In this game the worn-down detective Hector races to take down the criminal that's been making his life miserable. In order to solve the case players will have to work through multiple puzzles, find clues, and eliminate colorful enemies. [Download - 582MB]

MaxPad HD 1.0.1 ($3) - MaxPad HD Remix your Life enables users to turn everyday sights and sounds into percussive instruments. With the latest 1.0.1 update smoother video rendering and better audio quality has been added, along with louder volume for the iPad and support for sharing videos via Facebook, Twitter, and e-mail. Several performance upgrades are provided as well, resulting in faster loading times. [Download - 18.9MB]

Monster Island HD 1,0 ($3) - Monster Island HD is the newest puzzle game by Miniclip SA, designed for the iPad. During the games players must rid the colorful world of Monster Island from trouble making thugs, and do so using up to five different monster bombs. Features include 200 playable levels spanning three islands, up to six heroes to choose from, and support for Game Center leader boards and achievements. [Download - 18.4MB]

Anna's Cafe HD 2.0 ($3) - Help Anna re-build her old style restaurant into a popular lover's cage in this latest time management game, Anna's Cafe HD. The object of the game is to seat, serve, and turn tables as efficiently as possible, while leaving customers happy and wanting to return. Up to 26 different foods and 12 additional services are included, along with 48 challenging levels, two waitresses, and 6 couples of different customers. [Download - 25.8MB]

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