Amazon Mobile, Real Racing 2, Plex

updated 12:39 pm EST, Wed November 21, 2012 | Posted in iPhone Apps

Amazon Mobile 2.3.1 (free) - Amazon Mobile provides access to the company's entire online catalogue. Users can search for different products, read reviews, and make purchases directly on their iOS device. Version 2.3.1 adds push notification support, allowing users to receive alerts when a package ships and when it is delivered. In addition, users can also get daily notifications regarding Amazon's lightning deals. [Download - 6.3MB]

Real Racing 2 1.13.02 ($1) - Real Racing 2 is a racing game from Firemint that features 30 officially licensed cars, each with unique performance characteristics. The game also includes 15 different tracks, AirPlay support, and a variety of game modes to choose from. The latest release adds support for the iPhone 5's larger display and includes various iOS 6 enhancements. [Download - 427MB]

Plex 3.0 ($5) - Plex can be used to stream music, videos, and photos from any home computer running the Plex Media Server. The v3.0 update includes a new premium feature, PlexSync, that allows users to download content to their device for offline viewing. The update also features an updated interface, including a new home screen that provides quick access to all of a users channels and recently added content. [Download - 12.3MB]

Glaze 1.4 (free) - Glaze is capable of turning any image into a simulated painting. A number of different painting styles are included, along with a Workshop feature that can be used to create personalized styles. The update now supports full-resolution output and allows users to save metadata from the original image to the edited file. The update also includes 30 new styles, 6 available for free and 24 offered as a $3 in-app purchase. [Download - 10.3MB]

Galaxy on Fire 2 1.1.9 ($5) - Galaxy on Fire 2 is a space combat game that includes trading, adventure, and RPG elements. Three new ships are included in the latest release, all available immediately after downloading the update. The official Galaxy on Fire 2 game guide from Steel Media and Fishlabs can also now be downloaded directly from the main menu, and numerous bugs have been resolved. [Download - 428MB]

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