Real Racing 3, Pocket, Drafts for iPad

updated 10:25 am EDT, Thu April 25, 2013 | Posted in iPhone Apps

Real Racing 3 1.1.1 (free) - Real Racing 3 is a racing game that features 45 officially licensed cars from makes such as Porsche, Lamborghini, Bugatti, and Audi. Version 1.1.1 resolves and issue where certain text would not display correctly, as well as an error in the scaling of the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. Additionally, all series completion values should now be accurate and Push Notifications will direct users to the correct menus. [Download - 756MB]

Pocket 1.1.3 (free) - Pocket is a tool for saving web content for offline viewing. The app automatically syncs across multiple devices, and displays content in an easy-to-read layout. Support for sharing with WordPress, Twitterrific, and Quotebook has been added in this release. Two crashes that could occur she sharing on iOS 5 and when opening Options have also been fixed. [Download - 5MB]

Drafts for iPad 3.0 ($4) - Drafts for iPad is a text editor that allows users to quickly take notes and choose where to send them later. The v3.0 update breaks the drafts list down into Inbox, Archive, and Pinned panes, allowing users to keep finished and in-progress drafts organized. Support for configuring an unlimited number of custom Evernote and Message Actions is also included with this release, along with direct integration with Apple's Reminders app. [Download - 8.4MB]

InstaPlace 2.2 (free) - InstaPlace can be used to add text overlays to digital images. Date and time stamps, as well as location tags and custom text can all be added to images, with support for customizing placement and fonts. New to this release are 3 additional skins in the text set, as well as fixes for Facebook sharing and Places. [Download - 15MB]

Facetune 1.0.3 ($2) - Facetune is a photo touch-up tool that can be used to make various adjustments to faces. The app includes tools for smoothing skin, adjusting hair color, removing imperfections such as pimples, and enhancing eyes. Numerous photo filters, frames, and stylized textures are also offered for modifiying images. The latest release includes an updated app icon and a host of minor bug fixes. [Download - 33MB]

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