1Password, TeeVee 2, Grades 3

updated 09:37 am EDT, Fri September 13, 2013 | Posted in iPhone Apps

1Password 4.2.6 ($8) - 1Password is a password management app that allows users to store and organize multiple passwords. A built in password generator can also be used to create unique passwords for every site. The v4.2.6 update now enables iCloud sync when selected during setup, and resolves numerous minor bugs and crashes. [Download - 23.8MB]

TeeVee 2 2.2 ($1) - TeeVee 2 is a tool for keeping track of when new episodes of TV shows will be airing. Version 2.2 offers a brand new homepage interface, including new typography and a new app icon. An unwatched management feature has also been added, allowing users to quickly see how many episodes of a show they have missed. [Download - 5.6MB]

Grades 3 3.0 ($2) - Grades 3 can help students organize everything they need for courses in one place. A brand new interface is included in the 3.0 update, along with full 4-inch screen support and the ability to see upcoming due-dates and get reminders. Pro features have also been expanded with class to-dos, multiple semesters, and the ability to store class info and send e-mails or texts to a study group from within the app. [Download - 9.3MB]

Blur 1.4 ($1) - Blur is a simple image editing tool that can be used to add blur to any image. A bug that caused images to be saved at the incorrect size on Retina devices has been fixed in this release. [Download - 18.5MB]

Angry Birds Star Wars HD 1.4 ($3) - Angry Birds Star Wars is a physics based puzzle game where players must help the Rebel Birds take down the evil Imperial Pigs. The game builds on the original Angry Birds game with the addition of Star Wars themed powers, such as lightsabers, blasters, and Jedi powers. Version 1.4 introduces 30 new levels based on the Moon of Endor, complete with swinging logs and AT-ST walkers. [Download - 48MB]

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