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Here are the latest iPhone/iPod touch/iPod/iPad apps. You can find 'em at the Apple App Store (www.itunes.com/appstore/).
First Star Software has announced Boulder Dash-XL for the iPad, iPad mini, iPhone and iPod touch. It's an US$2.99 sequel to the legendary Boulder Dash series.
Chirag Software has created Pet Diary. It's a free app that captures your pets' information and memories in one place. Pet Diary is designed to remind you about your pet's medication or the upcoming vet appointment, track weight and store photos.
Patrick Gallagher has released Get Out Fast: The House. In the $0.99 adventure game, you try to escape from an old house before a bomb goes off by solving common sense puzzles. Get Out Fast presents its world using a old-school text adventure description, while giving you slide out touch panels to control movement and object interaction.
Conceptis has introduced Conceptis Hashi. It's a free puzzle game that requires creating bridges between islands by logic deduction. Hashi includes 120 puzzles.
Switchback Media has unveiled Gift It -- A Christmas Shopping List App 1.0. The free, holiday-themed app introduces a cartoon-like feel into the Christmas shopping list genre. Users can organize and manage all of their Christmas shopping lists.
Noble Master Games has debuted two retro real-time strategy games. Tropical Stormfront and Desert Stormfront -- which cost $3.99 each -- are inspired by the turn-based "Classic Empire" wargame by Walter Bright and the classic Command & Conquer.
Golconda Games has presented Last Dash HD 1.0. It's a $0.99, one-tap arcade game that includes a gorilla on a rampage who is attempting to escape the city by crashing through buildings. Players must tap the screen at the right moment before each new obstacle in order to free their gorilla from the city maze in each level..
BCNmultimedia has published Christmas Advent Calendar for Christian Kids and Schools by Children's Bible 1.0. It's a free Advent calendar app. Starting on Dec. 1, kids will be able to open the corresponding window every day until Christmas day, and will find an illustration and a quotation from the Bible.
Luigi Savagnone has produced We Knew That... 1.0 for iOS. The free iBook is the the story of two girls who leave their homeland and embark on an adventure to Sicily. The difficulties and hardships that they face, get them to return home. The book features the sites of many cities, including Palermo, Florence and Rome. This is an interactive novel, enriched with historical reconstructions, video, music and images that take readers on a journey that highlights the philosophy of life.
Sugar Coded Apps has developed DM Favorites 1.0. It's a $0.99 social networking app that allows you to store your most often Direct Messaged recipients and contact them via iOS Twitter integration.
Vinyl -- the Real Record Player 1.0, turns your iPad into a vintage record player. The $0.99 app lets you listen to your music the old-fashioned way on a variety of record players -- from plastic toy player to full-fledged hi-fi.
SportsPage has rolled out the free version of SportsPage. The sports magazine launched earlier this week as a paid download. SportsPage Free 1.0 offers all the benefits of the paid version, allowing users to flip through page after page of team news feeds consisting of news articles from numerous sources, images, and recent Twitter posts.
Castle Kings 1.01 for iOS is a new, $1.99 strategy game based on the "everlasting standoff of the four Mighty Races: Humans, Elves, Orcs and Undead." Players take over as many castles as possible in order to multiply troops and conquer even more castles, and, consequently, win the battle, the main task of each mission in the game.