Rhapsody Concerts, Mextures, Kayak Pro

updated 12:20 pm EDT, Wed June 12, 2013 | Posted in iPhone Apps

Rhapsody Concerts 1.0 (free) - Rhapsody Concerts is a free tool that can keep fans up to date with all the concerts happening in their area. In addition to listing all of the local concerts, the app can also provide full song and album music streaming. Users can also purchase concert tickets directly within the app, as well as check out venue and artist information for every show. [Download - 5.3MB]

Mextures 1.1 ($1) - Mextures is a photo editing app that features more than 70 original textures, including light leaks, grainy film, grunge, and gradients. All of the textures and effects can be stacked in layers, with additional options for adjusting the opacity for blending purposes. Version 1.1 has added a new option to edit photos in full resolution, instead of forcing users to first crop their image into a square photo. [Download - 47.6MB]

Kayak Pro 26.1.1 ($1) - Kayak Pro can help users to compare flight, hotel and car rental deals. Users can also book hotel rooms directly within the app, as well as track flight statuses, manage trip itineraries, and view airport terminal maps. A number of crashes introduced with the previous release have been addressed in this update. Price Alerts are also now available on the iPad and the City/Airport smart box now keeps a history. [Download - 20.4MB]

Evomail 1.2 (free) - Evomail is an e-mail client that has been designed to be simple yet functional. Within the app users have quick access to archive, trash, and labels, providing them with the ability to quickly sort through their inbox as mail arrives. Version 1.2 has added full support for the iPhone 3GS and later. [Download - 32MB]

Pinterest 2.5 (free) - Pinterest is a bare-bones blogging tool that allows users to create a virtual bulletin boards of their favorite things. Users can browse through pinboards created by others, as well as repin, comment, and like others pins. In v2.5 users can search through their own pins and find out when they have already pinned something. Improvements have also been made that let users pin and pick board more quickly. [Download - 26.8MB]

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