Apps: Apple Store 2.5, CBS, Ridiculous Fishing + Skyscanner 3.0

Apple’s free Apple Store app has been updated to version 2.5. The app, which lets users research, personalize, and purchase products, as well as make service appointments, now features new shipping options for different items in an order. It’s also easier to see if a product is available for pickup at any selected U.S. location of the Apple Store.


CBS Interactive has released a brand new CBS app (free) which offers full streaming HD episodes of popular CBS shows, including NCIS, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, How I Met Your Mother, Survivor, Elementary, The Young and the Restless, and The Late Show with David Letterman. It’s noted that some shows are available 24 hours after airing, while others are available 8 days after the initial broadcast. The CBS app also includes a personalized show list, live social feeds, photo galleries and cast pages, and the CBS primetime schedule.


With Vlambeer’s Ridiculous Fishing – A Tale of Redemption ($3), the title pretty much says it all. Over the course of multiple locales, your task is to cast a line and get it as deep in the water as you can before catching as many fish as possible on the way up. Once they break the surface of the water, shoot them in the air to earn money to pay for upgrades and new weapons. The iPad- and iPhone/iPod-universal 16-bit graphics are bright and colorful, and there’s a lot of replay value—it’s goofy, fun, and promises no in-app purchases.

Skyscanner’s powerful flight search app, Skyscanner (free), has been updated to version 3.0. Readers unfamiliar with the app will find it to be an impressive travel aide, bringing you quickly to a collection of results at various price levels, and enabling you to book without additional fees. The new look update features a quick fill search feature for booking, an improved date selector, redesigned filtering options, the ability to search and compare flights in multiple windows, a new outbound/inbound flights view, and all new personalized features like My Trips.

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