Spotify, Rdio, join.me

updated 11:28 am EST, Wed November 6, 2013 | Posted in iPhone Apps

Spotify 0.9.0 (free) - Spotify is a music streaming service that provides users with access to more than 15 million tracks. Radio streaming is a free service offered to all US residents, while on-demand streaming can be unlocked by upgrading to Spotify Premium. In v0.9.0 the Artist view now shows touring details, and an improved search feature is beginning to roll out. Search results should now be instant, and users can now search through both playlists and user profiles. [Download - 39.2MB]

Rdio 2.5.3 (free) - Rdio is a mobile app that allows users to browse through Rdio's collection of streaming music. Version 2.5.3 now offers a recommendations feature that can help users find new music to listen to next. The Stations Player hasp also been redesigned, now featuring a three-track display that showcases album art for the previous, currently playing and next tracks. [Download - 32.9MB]

join.me 2.4.930 (free) - join.me allows users to join online meetings directly form their mobile device. While in a meeting users can present files to all other attendees, as well as view someone else’s screen. The latest update gives iPad users the ability to swap presenters on the fly. Compatibility with iOS 7 has also been improved, and various bugs have been fixed. [Download - 28.1MB]

AfterLight 2.1 ($1) - AfterLight is a photography app that includes a number of filters and effects for editing images on iOS devices. Version 2.1 features a brand new interface and app icon that have been redesigned for iOS 7. The wallpaper pack can also now be used with the square frame, and frames have a color option giving users even more customization tools. [Download - 36.9MB]

Adobe Photoshop Touch 1.5.1 ($10) - Photoshop Touch is an illustration and photo-editing tool designed specifically for tablets. Support is included for a number of popular Photoshop features such as layers, selection tools, filters, and adjustments. A number of general bug fixes are included in this release, along with improved support for iOS 7 and the Pogo Connect stylus. [Download - 56.9MB]

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