1Password Pro, Shazam Encore, Air Video

updated 11:12 am EDT, Tue October 2, 2012 | Posted in iPhone Apps

1Password Pro 3.7 ($15) - 1Password Pro is a password management app that allows users to store and organize multiple passwords. Version 3.7 offers improved support for the iPhone 5, and for VoiceOver on the iPad. The ability to browse generated passwords on the iPad is also included along with minor bug fixes. [Download - 10.4MB]

Shazam Encore 5.1.1 ($7) - Shazam Encore is a music tagging tool that can identify songs simply by listening to them. The latest release features an improved tag results design that shows off the albums artwork. Support has also been added for leaving comments on friends' tags, as well as for tagging TV shows in the US. In addition, the app has also been optimized for the larger display on the iPhone 5. [Download - 6.2MB]

Air Video 2.4.12 ($3) - Air Video can stream any DRM-free video files from a computer to any iOS device. Formats that are not natively supported by iOS are converted on-the-fly while streaming, letting users get right to the video without waiting for the conversion. In addition to support for the iPhone 5, the v2.4.12 update also includes a number of stability improvements. [Download - 1.6MB]

Lep's World 2 Plus 1.0 ($1) - In Lep's World 2 Plus, players take on the role of a leprechaun who is on a mission to retrieve his village's gold from an evil wizard. The game includes 64 levels that are broken down into eight unique worlds, as well as 10 different items and abilities. Support for cross-platform multiplayer is also included. [Download - 44.4MB]

WordFrame 1.1 ($1) - WordFrame allows users to frame an image with a word or thought. More than 20 fonts and backgrounds are included for creating frames, as well as support for choosing a unique picture for each letter. Support for the iPhone 5 and iOS 6 is included with the update. [Download - 12.5MB]

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