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Many Americans will have a short work week because of the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, and the madness of Black Friday the day after. As for us, we'll be off those two days on a turkey binge, and back to work next Monday for another weekend recap and some Cyber Monday fun. In the meantime, here's a quick recap with a few tidbits you might have missed over the weekend...
After being teased in a blog post earlier last week, Dropbox announced the release of version 3.0 of its free, universal iOS app on Thursday. As expected, the app offers a "refreshed design inspired by Apple's iOS 7" which the cloud storage provider calls "a new beginning" for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad app. But apparently this update is only the beginning, as the Dropbox announcement teases that version 3.0 "sets the stage for some exciting things to come," although we'll have to use our imaginations at this point, since the company remains mum on the details. Dropbox 3.0 is now available from the App Store.
The kindly team at Plex has been quite busy in recent months, and they're not finished yet. On Saturday, Plex announced the release of Plex Home Theater 1.0 for Mac and Windows, a major new refresh of the company's flagship media center software. Following 11 months of work and 15 test versions released to PlexPass subscribers, the application is now "faster, prettier and more powerful" in every way, with support for more media types while remaining efficient as ever. Plex Home Theater 1.0 is now available from the Plex website, and features a shiny new skin longtime fans are sure to enjoy.
Mobiata announced Thursday the release of FlightTrack 5, a major new refresh of the company's flight tracker app that marks the biggest update since the title debuted on the App Store in 2008. In addition to a new iOS 7 look and feel, FlightTrack 5 allows users to group flights into trips and tag travelers, share journeys with real-time animation and best of all, know if your next flight is equipped with Wi-Fi before you actually board. FlightTrack 5 also includes previously Pro-only features such as push notifications and terminal maps, available as an all-new purchase for the introductory price of $2.99 until December 1, at which point the price increases to $4.99.
Not so crazy about the idea of hovering over your iPhone to make a photo book with Mosaic? The company has now introduced a new web-only variation called Montage, which turns your moments into eco-friendly synthetic leather photo books with high-quality paper and pages that lay flat at all times. Best of all, Montage books are made in America with "precision, care and craftsmanship," available in three sizes: Six-inch small at $39, 8.5-inch medium for $59 and 12-inch large for $119, delivered within five days. Montage is currently available by invitation only, but photo book fans can request access now to reserve their place in line.
Kids and adults alike love hidden objects quest games with a fairy-tale storyline, which is why the folks at Renatus Media LLC have released Dream: Hidden Adventure, a new iPad game with beautiful, hand-drawn graphics for the adventurer in all of us. "Dream is an inexhaustible free-to-play source of pleasure for hidden object adventure fans," the app description reads. "This game will take you to a fairy-tale world as if molded from legends, fairy-tales and cartoons. Travel from one hovering island to another to rescue this beautiful world from nothingness! Extraordinarily beautiful dreams have tons of hidden objects for you to find and become one step closer to happy ending." Dream: Hidden Adventure requires iOS 6.0 or later and is now available from the App Store.
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