Duolingo — recently selected by Apple as its iPhone App of the Year — has updated to version 3.1.1. The intuitive free language learning app now lets users practice all skills and strengthen skills at any time. A new Language Coach feature keeps users dedicated and on track. Also, Duolingo has added Lingots, a new virtual currency that can be traded in for extras. Like everything else in the app, Lingots are free.
Google has updated its Google Search (free) app to version 3.2. The app has been updated for iOS 7 with true full screen browsing. Faster image search has been added for iPad. The app also features better integration of the Google Maps app.
TapMedia’s free QR Reader has updated to version 4.0. The app has been redesigned for iOS 7, and now gives users the ability to scan words using optical character recognition. We experienced mixed results with the new feature. The app also lets users search for deals and coupons now.
Google’s Zagat (free) app is now available for iPad. The app has added ratings and reviews for shops and hotels. Additionally, Charleston and Nashville have been added to the app.