“Shazam”, the hugely popular app for discovering and exploring music and television shows, has now added an awesome new feature to its updated iPhone app. “Shazam” now works automatically in the background to tag songs and television shows, without any need to first open the app and tap the appropriate button. When you toggle-on “Auto Shazam” in this app's new update, “Shazam” sends you a notification every time it identifies a song or television show. If you don't acknowledge this app's notifications or otherwise interact with “Shazam” for two hours, the app powers down—preventing iPhone battery drain.
In a big app deal today, “Spanish-Speak and Learn Pro” is reducing its price from $9.99 to free. This app teaches Spanish by using the most frequently used Spanish words and phrases spoken by native Spanish speakers. This app moves from simple vocabulary to complex phrases in a fun “Rosetta Stone” way.
Also running hot today is “12 Days of Disney” a free app that gives you a free gift each day until Dec. 25, and includes some free holiday games (like catching snowflakes) to celebrate the holidays.
Popular today too is the free downhill racing game, “Angry Birds Go!”, where the birds and pigs are at it again—this time on Piggy Island. In this app beware of dangerous roads and sneaky opponents behind you as you race at breakneck speed toward the finish line.
In another app deal today, the price of “Pinball HD” is cut from $1.99 to free. Awesome 3D graphics make this app's three tables and easy controls absolutely addicting; it's easy to see why it's running hot today in downloads. There are missions, characters, mini-games and more at incrementing skill levels in this free app.
Also trending popular today is “Santa Jump 3D”, where you go on a journey with Santa as he climbs a castle's tower to escape from a Grinch-like character. Along the way help Santa catch storks to fly higher.
“Shazam” is rated 12+ for mature themes, crude humor and references to drug use. This free app requires iOS 6.0+, is optimized for iPhone 5 and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
“Spanish-Speak and Learn Pro”is found in the iPhone-only section of the App Store, although this free app is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. This app requires iOS 5.1+ and is optimized for iPhone 5.
“12 Days of Disney” is compatible with iPhone 4S+, iPad 2+, iPad mini+ and iPod Touch (5G+). This free app requires iOS 5.0+ and is optimized for iPhone 5.
“Angry Birds Go!” requires iOS 6.0+. This free app is compatible with iPhone 4+, iPad+, iPod Touch (5G+) and is optimized for iPhone 5.
“Pinball HD” supports Game Center and requires iOS 5.0+. This free app is optimized for iPhone 5 and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
“Santa Jump 3D” requires iOS 5.1+, is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and is optimized for iPhone 5.
Check these out: