Yelp, Pitfall!, Today Calendar

updated 02:15 pm EST, Wed November 28, 2012 | Posted in iPhone Apps

Yelp 6.4 (free) - Yelp can help users find businesses, including bars, restaurants, and cafes, near their current location. The software offers a number of filters for narrowing searches based on neighborhood, distance, price, and what's open. In v6.4 the search location will autocomplete as the user types. Additional information regarding a business' specialties and history is also provided, and numerous bugs have been fixed. [Download - 16.2MB]

Pitfall! 1.2 ($1) - Inspired by the classic game of the same name, Pitfall is a running game where players must escape from an erupting volcano. Version 1.2 includes a new Relic Rush Mode that lets players challenge friends across 12 brand new custom stages. A total of 32 mystical diamond relics have also been hidden throughout this new game mode, and a new power up potion, Burst Tonic, has been added. [Download - 46.7MB]

Today Calendar 1.2 (free) - Today Calendar is a scheduling tool that provides the greatest detail for the current day's appointments. The software fully integrates with the existing data from the default Calendar app, and includes three font sizes for improved readability. The latest release is now a a free ad-supported app, with support for removing that ads through an in-app purchase. [Download - 4.6MB]

Recorder Pro 1.1 (free) - Recorder Pro lets users create audio recordings of varying quality and organize the recordings into folders and subfolders. Multiple recordings can also be compressed into a ZIP archive and shared via e-mail. The v1.1 update reduces the file size of memos and resolves issues related to the back bottom. Several audio volume bugs have also been addressed. [Download - 11.2MB]

Robots for iPad 1.0 ($5) - Robots for iPad contains information on some of the most advanced robots currently available, including 360-degree views, detailed specs, and more. In total the app includes data on 126 robots from 19 different countries, as well as a timeline and glossary of the robotics field. [Download - 410MB]

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