App Store Today: ForeverMap 2, Penultimate, Songza, Dropbox and More

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Thursday was jam-packed with app updates and releases, making this our longest App Store Today feature yet. In order to address all of the app-related news that occurred today, we have resorted to the bulleted list ahead. Keep reading for a comprehensive look at what happened within the App Store scene today. 

  • Angry Birds Friends by Rovio was released on the App Store today, as expected. It’s a free social version of the popular Angry Birds game, letting you challenge Facebook friends in bird-slinging, pig-popping tournaments.
  • Blockbuster On Demand reappeared on the App Store today, two years after Dish Network acquired the video rental company out of bankruptcy. The free app allows users to stream popular on-demand movies on a per-purchase basis. $2.99 to $4.99 per rental. Appears regional to the United States at this moment. [9to5Mac]
  • Facebook’s popular social photo sharing app Instagram for iOS was updated to version 3.5 today, with a new “Photos of You” feature that allows users to add people to their photos and share who is with them. Privacy settings are now located on the Profile screen under Edit Your Profile.
  • YouTube Capture, which allows users to easily upload videos to YouTube using an iOS device, now has HD previews of enhancements, an “only upload on Wi-Fi” option, a remaining time indicator on uploads and faster launch speed. Free.
  • Open source Google Maps alternative ForeverMap 2 has officially landed on the App Store, and is discounted 60 percent for a limited time. ForeverMap 2 uses OpenStreetMap on its backend to deliver global interactive maps with several features. Most notable about this app is its offline mode, allowing users to access maps when they are without Wi-Fi or cellular service. Introductory price of 99 cents. [Gizmodo]
  • The mobile app for StubHub, a buying and selling ticket marketplace, was updated today with Price Alerts, a feature that will notify a user when tickets match their set criteria. The free app also gained an easier in-app sign-up process, improved search and more interactive venue maps. StubHub makes it easy to find tickets for sports and entertainment events. [9to5Mac]
  • Penultimate was also updated just hours ago with suggested notebook titles, new sync options and more. The popular iPad app, which pairs with Evernote, allows you to handwrite notes and sketches. Free on the App Store. [Cult of Mac]
  • Dropbox version 2.2 for iOS was pushed out today. What’s new is improvements to photo viewing. That’s all. Free.
  • Adobe Lightroom could be headed to iPad soon. [CNET]
  • Popular music streaming service Songza was bumped to version 3.0 with new playback-related features, a full-screen Concierge feature, performance enhancements and more. A free download on the App Store. [9to5Mac]
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