Minimal arcade game Octagon goes free as Apple’s App of the Week

By Cody Lee on May 26, 2016

Apple on Thursday updated its App of the Week promotion with the game Octagon. This means that for the next 7 days, you’ll be able to download the popular minimal arcade title on both iPhone and iPad for free, a solid savings of $2.

For those unfamiliar with Octagon, players are trapped inside an 8-sided, constantly-moving tunnel that features gaps and other obstacles. You must jump, dodge and do whatever you can to survive each torturous 60-secound round. Read More

 

Physics puzzler Pull My Tongue goes free as Apple’s App of the Week

By Cody Lee on May 19, 2016

Apple on Thursday updated its App of the Week promotion with the game Pull My Tongue. This means that for the next 7 days, you’ll be able to download the popular physics puzzler for both iPhone and iPad for free—a solid savings of $1.

For those unfamiliar with the title, players are tasked with helping feed popcorn to a hungry chameleon named Greg. You do this by pulling his tongue through a series of fun puzzles that include zappers, spikes, chewing gum and balloons. Read More

 

Action-puzzler King Rabbit goes free as Apple’s App of the Week

By Cody Lee on May 12, 2016

Apple on Thursday updated its App of the Week promotion with the game King Rabbit. This means that for the next 7 days, you’ll be able to download the popular action-puzzler for both iPhone and iPad for free—a modest savings of $1.

For those unfamiliar with the title, King Rabbit is a puzzle-action crossover. Players are tasked with helping King Rabbit rescue his bunny citizens from devious enemies using keys, potions, bombs and other items they find along the way. Read More

 

Camera Plus goes free as Apple’s App of the Week

By Cody Lee on May 5, 2016

Apple on Thursday updated its App of the Week promotion with the app Camera Plus (not to be confused with the popular Camera+). This means that from now through next Thursday, you’ll be able to pick up the photo editing app for free—a solid savings of a buck.

Camera Plus describes itself as the app for “the best macro photos and remote photography.” It features the usual photo app options like filters and effects, but it also has special tools for taking close-up photos, and a feature called AirSnap for taking photos remotely. Read More

 

Dragon Hills goes free as Apple’s App of the Week

By Cody Lee on Apr 28, 2016

Apple on Thursday updated its App of the Week promotion in iTunes with Dragon Hills. This means that from now through next Thursday, you’ll be able to pick up the action-packed adventurer for free—a solid savings of $2.

In Dragon Hills, players take control of a dangerous dragon to help the furious princess on her revenge mission. You’ll slide down the hills jumping into and out of the ground, crashing and destroying everything on your way. Read More

 

Add artistic flair to your photos with Filters, a free Mac app with 30 effects

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 27, 2016

Like the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, the Mac supports third-party extensions inside Apple’s stock Photos app.

This potentially powerful capability makes it simple for Mac owners to touch up their photographs using compatible third-party filters without leaving Photos.

Filters, a new app from California-based MacPhun, boosts your photography with as many as thirty artistic and creative filters.

You can use Filters either as a Photos extension or run the software standalone in case you prefer to edit your images outside of Photos. Read More

 

Readdle’s Calendars 5 slashed to $0 as Apple’s new Free App of the Week

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 21, 2016

Calendars 5, one of the best iOS calendar applications out there with a built-in event and task manager and native Google Calendar sync, has been slashed to zero bucks as Apple’s new Free App of the Week. The $6.99 universal productivity app is now available at no charge on the App Store until next Thursday. This marks the first time Calendars 5 has gone free in years following Readdle’s two-day promotion back in May 2014. Read More

 

Apple selects sci-fi Wild West shooter Space Marshals as its new Free App of the Week

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 14, 2016

Like on any given Thursday, Apple today refreshed the App Store to reflect new software arrivals and promotions.

In addition to highlighting apps whose proceeds will go to the World Wildlife Fund until April 24 through the new ‘Apps for Earth’ section, Apple’s editors have slashed Pixelbite’s award-winning sci-fi action adventure, Space Marshals, as the App Store’s new Free App of the Week.

This universal iPhone, iPod touch and iPad game normally retails for $4.99, so do yourself a favor and save a few bucks by grabbing this great freebie right now. Read More

 

Review: Leaf, a minimalist RSS reader for the Mac

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 11, 2016

Leaf for Mac by Rocky Sand Studio is one of the most elegant and easy to use RSS readers available in the Mac App Store. Selected by Apple as one of its Best New Apps of 2015, this powerful app has gone free for the firs time since its inception, but for the next 24 hours only.

Leaf offers a carefully crafted set of essential features regularly used by average users, but don’t let that fool you—this is a very capable app.

Leaf offers light/dark theme, supports popular syncing and sharing services, has a clutter-free mode, customizable keyboard shortcuts, supports trackpad gestures and notifications and much more.

If I were you, I’d grab Leaf right now before the price goes back up. Read More

 

Cut the Rope: Time Travel goes free as Apple’s App of the Week

By Cody Lee on Apr 7, 2016

Apple on Thursday updated its App of the Week promotion in iTunes with Cut the Rope: Time Travel. This means that from now through next Thursday, you’ll be able to pickup ZeptoLab’s popular puzzler for free for both iPhone and iPad—a solid savings of $2.

For those unfamiliar with the game, Time Travel is one of the many titles in the Cut the Rope physics puzzler franchise. In it, players are against tasked with helping Om Nom collect candy as he journeys back in time to the Middle Ages, Ancient Egypt and more. Read More

 

Creative video app CHOMP goes free as Apple’s App of the Week

By Cody Lee on Mar 31, 2016

Apple on Thursday updated its App of the Week promotion with CHOMP, by Christoph Niemann. This means that from now through next Thursday, you can pick up the popular interactive storybook app for free for both iPhone and iPad—a solid $3 savings.

CHOMP combines playful, humorous, hand-drawn animations with live video, enabling children and adults alike to slip into a variety of comical roles. From a virtuous pianist, to a spaghetti-slurping dog, or a living cuckoo-clock, almost anything is possible! Read More

 

Motorsport Manager is Apple’s new Free App of the Week

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 24, 2016

Right on cue, the App Store was refreshed this morning with new apps and games, revealing Apple’s new Free App of the Week: Motorsport Manager. Created by Christian West and originally released in August 2014, Motorsport Manager makes an immediately striking impression.

Arguably one of the best racing simulations available on the iPhone and iPad, Motorsport Manager is available free of charge until next Thursday, good for a cool $1.99 savings. Read More

 

Infinite Skater, a gorgeous endless runner, has gone free in the App Store

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 24, 2016

Infinite Skater, a drop dead gorgeous endless runner has been slashed to zero bucks temporarily in the App Store. Regularly $2.99, this visually stunning game can now be yours at no charge. Available for the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and—yes—the fourth-generation Apple TV, Infinite Skater is “a magic adventure like nothing you’ve ever seen” and that’s not just marketing talk. Read More

 

Grab popular journaling software Day One 2 at no charge through the Apple Store shopping app

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 24, 2016

Bloom Built’s journaling app, Day One 2, has gone temporarily free courtesy of the Apple Store shopping app for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

A significant update to the original Day One app (now renamed Day One Classic), Day One 2 released as a brand new app in the App Store last month so you’re looking at a cool $9.99 savings here.

Rebuilt from the ground up but staying true to Day One’s original simplicity, this app comes with two headlining features: multiple journals and multiple photos per entry. Read More

 

Puzzler Sputnik Eyes goes free as Apple’s App of the Week

By Cody Lee on Mar 17, 2016

Apple on Thursday updated its App of the Week promotion with the game Sputnik Eyes. This means that for the next 7 days, you’ll be able to pickup the popular puzzler for free for both iPhone and iPad, a solid savings of $2.

For those who aren’t familiar with the game, Sputnik Eyes tasks players with guiding tiny robots through various maze-like planets. There are over 60 handmade levels to explore, and each level is more challenging than the last. Read More

 

OneSafe password manager goes free as Apple’s App of the Week

By Cody Lee on Mar 10, 2016

Apple on Thursday updated its App of the Week promotion with the app OneSafe. This means that for the next 7 days, you’ll be able to pickup Lunabee’s popular password manager for free for both iPhone and iPad, a solid savings of $5.

For those who aren’t familiar with it, oneSafe provides advanced security for your sensitive data with features like Touch ID, decoy safe, intrusion detection, and self-destruct mode. It stores logins, financial data, credit cards and more. Read More

 

Toca Kitchen 2 is Apple’s new Free App of the Week

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 3, 2016

Apple’s in-house editors have selected Toca Boca’s Toca Kitchen 2, the official sequel to the wildly popular Toca Kitchen, as a new Free App of the Week on the App Store. Retailing for $2.99, this universal app is now available at no charge for a week, until next Thursday, March 10, 2016.

Released in December 2014, the game has a rating of four and a half starts based on nearly 700 App Store reviews.

In Toca Kitchen 2, you will cook foods for new types of guests, with more tools to play with and new food combinations to test out. Read More

 

Popular platformer HoPiKo goes free as Apple’s App of the Week

By Cody Lee on Feb 25, 2016

Apple on Thursday updated its App of the Week promotion with Laser Dog’s ‘HoPiKo.’ This means that for the next 7-days, you’ll be able to pick up the popular 8-bit platformer for free, for both your iPhone and iPad—a savings of $2.

HoPiKo is described by its developers as an “intense speed run platformer where you get to save gaming.” Players must jump from platform to platform, exploiting shortcuts and ripping through hundreds of gorgeous, hand-crafted levels. Read More

 

Apple names ‘Warhammer 40K: Deathwatch: Tyranid Invasion’ its free App of the Week

By Cody Lee on Feb 18, 2016

Apple on Thursday added “Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch: Tyranid Invasion” to its App of the Week promotion. This means that for the next 7 days, you’ll be able to download the popular turn-based strategy game for both iPhone and iPad for free, a solid savings of $2.

Deathwatch: Tyranid Invasion is a popular entry in the Warhammer franchise, hailed for its beautiful graphics and strong gameplay. In it, players must make their way through 40 missions while building up an extensive roster of weapons, gear and band of marine soldiers.

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Skype group video calling starts rolling out with support for up to 25 participants

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 18, 2016

As promised, Microsoft has begun rolling out free group video calling in Skype’s mobile apps for iOS and Android devices, Engadget reported this morning.

According to Microsoft, this feature will allow Skype users to video chat with up to 24 other people at once in crisp 1080p resolution, and each participant can flip between the front and back camera mid-call.

Group video calling in mobile Skype apps is going to be available to users in North America and Western Europe. “We plan to be fully available worldwide in March,” said Skype. Read More

 
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