Instapaper, ARMedia Player, Fieldrunners 2 HD

updated 01:48 pm EDT, Tue September 25, 2012 | Posted in iPhone Apps

Instapaper 4.2.6 ($4) - Instapaper is a tool for saving web pages for later offline reading. Optimized for readability on iOS devices, the software saves most webpages as text only and includes options for changing fonts, text sizes, line spacing, and margins. The v4.2.6 update includes additional iOS 6 bug fixes and a new accessibility font, FS Me. [Download - 12.4MB]

ARMedia Player 1.2 (free) - ARMedia Player allows users to interact with virtual models using Augmented Reality technology. New to the v1.2 release is the option to choose geo-location as a visualization option for projects. The geo-location feature uses GPS coordinates to locate a 3D model/animation on the Earth's surface, then tracks the model ordinates in the real space using a sensor fusion technique. [Download - 15.3MB]

Fieldrunners 2 HD 1.1 ($8) - Fieldrunners 2 HD is a tower defence game where players must defend their world from invasion. OVer 25 levels that span across grass fields, deserts, and cities are included, as well as 25 unique, upgradable weapons. Version 1.1 offers improved gameplay and loading times, along with overall stability enhancements. [Download - 306MB]

FIFA Soccer 13 1.0.1 ($7) - FIFA Soccer 13 is the official soccer title from EA featuring 30 leagues, 500 licensed teams, and more than 15,000 players. FIFA 13 builds on previous releases with the addition of a skill move button that allows users to perform tricks with different swipe gestures. The title also includes the EA SPORTS Football Club, which lets players connect to real-world competitions, support favorite clubs, and connect with players around the world. [Download - 1.36GB]

Harmony Voice 1.0 ($6) - Harmony Voice allows users to digitally add harmonies and modify the tuning of melodic lines. After singing a melody the software will add up to four voices according to chords played on the virtual keyboard, or users can allow the software to automatically select the chord voicing. [Download - 18.6MB]

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