Evernote, Comics, N.O.V.A 3

updated 11:05 am EDT, Thu September 20, 2012 | Posted in iPhone Apps

Evernote 4.4.1 (free) - Evernote is a documentation tool that allows users to create notes that are automatically synced across all of their devices. Version 4.4.1 adds support for the larger display on the iPhone 6, as well as for native Facebook sharing in iOS 6. Numerous bug fixes and other minor improvements are also included. [Download - 18.1MB]

Comics 3.1.3 (free) - Comics is both a comic book library and reader that allows users to access more than 50 free comic books. Comics' interface does not display any buttons but instead allows users to simply tap on certain areas of the screen to control different functions. The latest release includes a new fullscreen comic preview option on the iPhone, and is capable of of updating store data without needing to close or relaunch the app. Support for iOS 6 and the iPhone 5 has also been added. [Download - 10.7MB]

N.O.V.A 3 1.0.2 ($7) - N.O.V.A is third title in Gameloft's sci-fi FPS series designed specifically for iOS devices. The game includes a 10 level single player campaign with a variety of weapons, as well as an online multiplayer mode. The v1.0.2 update introduces a new voice chat feature on the iPad 2, new iPad, and iPhone 4S that allows users to communicate in real time with their teammates. In addition, a new multiplayer game mode and map have also been included. In Team InstaGib all players have the same weapon and can only sustain one hit of damage before dying. [Download - 1.57GB]

PCalc 2.6.1 ($10) - PCalc is an advanced calculator that includes additional features not found in the iPhone's default calculator. It includes an RPN mode, an extensive set of unit conversions, a paper tape, engineering and scientific notation, and support for hexadecimal, octal and binary calculations. A new rough draft theme is included with the update, along with support for iOS 6 and the iPhone 5. [Download - 5.1MB]

iTranslate Voice 1.3 ($1) - iTranslate Voice is capable of listening to spoken dialog and repeating it back in another language. New to v1.3 is voice-to-voice support for eight new languages, including Czech, Finish, Indonesian, and Greek. Support has also been added for the iPhone 5's larger display and iOS 6. [Download - 10.1MB]

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