14 JUN

Notable New Apps and Updates: Amazon Cloud Player, RetailMeNot, Temple Run: Brave and More

by Marianne Schultz
 

It’s been a busy week in the world of Apple with several significant updates and new apps hitting the App Store this week beyond Apple’s own iOS 6 and Mountain Lion announcements earlier this week.

First up is the release of Amazon Cloud Player for the iPhone. Amazon competes with Apple in the digital music market, boasting more than 20 million songs for sale and 5GB of free storage of the music you buy in your Amazon Cloud Drive with more storage available for purchase. The free Amazon Cloud Player app lets you stream songs stored in your Amazon Cloud Drive or download it and store it on your iPhone so you can listen to your music even when you don’t have an internet connection. You can also create playlists and stream via Bluetooth to other devices.

Amazon also updated its Kindle ebook reader, adding support for children’s books, comic books, and graphic novels. The formatting on the iPad has also been improved and you can now search for content with a new search function on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

  • Music

    Amazon Cloud Player

    Last Changed:
    12 weeks ago
    Rating:
    3.50 (61)
    Version:
    2.3.3
    iOS Universal

    Your music. Everywhere. Listen to your music collection from the cloud on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad anywhere you are. You can download or stream your library from the cloud – or play the...

  • Books

    Kindle – Read Books, eBooks,...

    Last Changed:
    19 hours ago
    Rating:
    4.00 (16)
    Version:
    4.2
    iOS Universal

    The Kindle app is optimized for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, giving users the ability to read Kindle books, newspapers, magazines, textbooks and PDFs on a beautiful, easy-to-use interface....

Microsoft also got in on the app update action with the release of version 1.5 of its My Xbox Live app that adds the ability to use your iPhone as a remote control for your Xbox to play, pause, and fast forward and rewind media. The My Xbox Live app first debuted in the App Store in December with functionality limited to changing your avatar and tracking your own achievements and those of your friends and this update makes it a more compelling download for Xbox users.

  • Games

    Xbox SmartGlass

    Last Changed:
    13 months ago
    Rating:
    3.50 (1286)
    Version:
    2.5
    iOS Universal

    Use Xbox 360 SmartGlass to enhance your entertainment on Xbox 360. Xbox 360 SmartGlass lets your device work with your Xbox 360 console to bring rich, interactive experiences and unique content about...

Though we’ll leave the review up to our compatriots at TouchArcade, I would feel remiss if I didn’t mention the release of a new title by Imangi Studios, the makers of the wildly popular Temple Run. This time, Imangi partnered with Disney to put out a version of Temple Run featuring Merida, the heroine of the upcoming Pixar movie, Brave. Temple Run: Brave offers the same simple swipe and tilt mechanics of the original Temple Run with revised scenery and a new archery option to earn more coins.


 

Temple Run: Brave debuted in the App Store yesterday and is compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and costs $.99.

  • Games

    Temple Run: Brave

    Last Changed:
    21 weeks ago
    Rating:
    4.00 (2141)
    Version:
    1.5.0
    iOS Universal

    TEMPLE RUN: BRAVE IS AN OFFICIAL APP FROM IMANGI AND DISNEY/PIXAR WITH AN ALL NEW LOOK AND NEW ARCHERY FEATURE!

 From Imangi, the makers of Temple Run, and Disney comes a new take on the most...

Next, one of my favorite RSS reader apps for the iPhone got a major update today. Reeder hit version 3.0, getting multi-account support, the ability to subscribe to and unsubscribe from feeds, and optional synchronization with Fever, a paid service that scans and sorts items in your subscribed feeds to show you the hottest news items and make keeping up with a large number of feeds easier.

  • News

    Reeder

    Last Changed:
    11 months ago
    Rating:
    4.00 (247)
    Version:
    3.2
    iOS iPhone

    Google Reader will be closed on July 1st. Please see here for more information on the future of Reeder: http://reederapp.com/reader RSS reader and client for Feedbin, Feedly, Feed Wrangler, Fever,...

Last but not least my go-to online coupon site, RetailMeNot, released an iPhone app this week. RetailmeNot aggregates coupon codes for online stores and is a great resource to check before you place an order to see if you can get free shipping or some other deal to reduce the price of your purchase. The RetailMeNot Coupons app is free and features a neat drag-and-drop coupon code feature to let you do your shopping right within the app and enter a found coupon code during the checkout process.

  • Lifestyle

    RetailMeNot Coupons

    Last Changed:
    1 week ago
    Rating:
    4.00 (11)
    Version:
    3.7
    iOS iPhone

    Spend less and shop more at your favorite stores. The RetailMeNot Coupons app makes it easy to save in store and online with thousands of coupons and deals to the places you love to shop. Thousands...

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