EA Sports UFC now available in the App Store

By Cody Lee on Apr 21, 2015

Following a soft-launch earlier this year, EA on Tuesday released EA Sports UFC for both iOS and Android. The game promises to bring the intensity of MMA (mixed martial arts) to your fingertips like nothing you’ve ever seen before.

UFC offers everything you’ve come to expect from major EA franchise mobile releases. It has HD-quality visuals, intuitive touch controls for action-packed gameplay, and a laundry list of content and features to keep you playing for hours. Read More

 

Grab Pursuit of Light, Apple’s new Free App of the Week on the App Store

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 16, 2015

It’s Thursday and you know what that means, no? That’s right, another previously paid app has gone free for a week as part of Apple’s ongoing Free App of the Week promotion.

This time around, it’s Pursuit of Light, a cool action adventure game set in a mystery world created by developer Lemon Jam Studio and released by publisher Zhipeng Wang.

Regularly a 99-cent download, Pursuit of Light features intuitive touch controls, eighty challenging dreams, beautiful music and design, Game Center support and other perks. The game has you playing as a little girl who strives desperately to find the light and get out of the endless dream she’s found herself in. Read More

 

Fleksy Keyboard goes free for a week, gains millions of GIFs via partnership with Riffsy

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 14, 2015

Fleksy Keyboard, one of the first and most popular software keyboards for iOS 8 devices, has gone free for a week. The app usually retails for 99 cents a pop and has never gone free since its App Store debut as an iOS 8-compatible downloadable software keyboard in September of last year.

In addition, Fleksy’s latest update has rechristened the app as ‘Fleksy + GiF Keyboard’ to reflect its newly gained integration with Riffsy’s GIF Keyboard for iOS. The resulting app now gives you access to millions of GIFs on top of Fleksy’s existing emoji support and perks like advanced keyboard capabilities with gestures and much more. Read More

 

App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for April 13

By Cody Lee on Apr 13, 2015

The App Recap is iDB’s daily roundup of notable news from the wonderful world of iOS software. Below you’ll find a list of discounts, updates and new releases we think are worth checking out. Today’s selections include some great updates for your favorite apps and a handful of app deals you don’t want to miss. Read More

 

Rules! available for free within the Apple Store app

By Cody Lee on Apr 13, 2015

Those of you who enjoy app deals may be interested to know that Rules! has gone free for a limited time. Apple is currently offering promo codes for the popular brain-teasing puzzler, which typically costs $2.99, within its Apple Store app.

For those who haven’t played it before, Rules! is a well-designed puzzle game that puts your memory and reflex skills to the test. Players are presented with a 16-card board, and asked to remove cards based on increasingly difficult guidelines. Read More

 

App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for April 9

By Cody Lee on Apr 9, 2015

The App Recap is iDB’s daily roundup of notable news from the wonderful world of iOS software. Below you’ll find a list of discounts, updates and new releases we think are worth checking out. Today’s picks include a few solid freebies and some great new games. Read More

 

Apple names popular puzzler ‘Twisty Hollow’ its free App of the Week

By Cody Lee on Apr 9, 2015

Apple has named Twisty Hollow its App of the Week for this week. This means that from now through next Thursday, you’ll be able to pick up the popular puzzler for both iPhone and iPad, for free—saving you a solid $3.

In the game, you must support the imputation citizens of Twisty Hollow by fulfilling their increasingly eccentric needs. You do this by combining items to make requested goods, so for example, Bessie + cow + bucket = milk. Read More

 

Dreamy sleepwalker adventure Back to Bed named Apple’s new Free App of the Week

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 2, 2015

Back to Bed by Bedtime Digital Games has been named the App Store’s new Free App of the Week in Apple’s ongoing weekly promotion. This awesomely done three-dimensional indie puzzler has never gone free since its August 2014 debut on the App Store and normally retails for $3.99 a pop.

Do yourself a favor and grab the game right now before you forget about it and the price goes back up next Thursday. This one’s unlike many other freebies on the App Store, in that it does not contain advertising nor In-App Purchases to spoil the fun. Read More

 

IGN names Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series its Free iOS Game of the Month

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 2, 2015

Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series debuted in the App Store in December 2014 and is now available free of charge as part of IGN’s Free Game of the Month promotion. The game retails for $4.99 a pop in the App Store, but you can grab it free through IGN’s promotional webpage here.

The official HBO licensed game bundles the first episode at no cost, with additional episodes available as a $4.99 In-App Purchase each. Episode 2 titled “The Lost Lords” was released in February and last month brought us Episode 3, headlined as “The Sword in the Darkness”. Read More

 

Pixelmator for Mac is 50 percent off, its lowest price this year

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 1, 2015

Arguably the best Photoshop alternative available on OS X, the popular image-editing application Pixelmator has gone half price in the Mac App Store.

Available discounted for a limited time in exchange for just fifteen bucks, down from its normal asking price of thirty bucks a pop, this is Pixelmator’s lowest price yet this year. Read More

 

App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for March 26

By Cody Lee on Mar 26, 2015

The App Recap is iDB’s daily roundup of notable news from the wonderful world of iOS software. Below you’ll find a list of discounts, updates and new releases we think are worth checking out. Today’s selections include awesome deals on Flic, Call of Duty: Strike Team and more. Read More

 

Tangent named Apple’s new Free App of the Week

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 26, 2015

Tangent, an innovative iOS app by Pixite which lets you add geometric shapes, patterns, textures, frame overlays and other effects to your photos, has been named Apple’s new Free App of the Week in the ongoing App Store promotion which runs weekly.

Highlighted in the New & Noteworthy section in more than a hundred countries, Tangent was previously Editor’s Choice in the App Store and was on the App Store Best of 2013 charts.

Regularly a $1.99 value, Tangent is now available at no cost until next Thursday. With this app you’ll be well equipped to do some crazy edits to your photos so I’d grab Tangent immediately if I were you. Read More

 

App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for March 19

By Cody Lee on Mar 19, 2015

The App Recap is iDB’s daily roundup of notable news from the wonderful world of iOS software. Below you’ll find a list of discounts, updates and new releases we think are worth checking out. Today’s picks include some great new games such as TouchTone, SwapQuest, and more. Read More

 

Apple names Dark Echo its Free App of the Week

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 19, 2015

Apple’s editorial team has named Dark Echo by RAC7 Games its latest Free App of the Week, meaning the $1.99 game will be available at no cost until next Thursday, March 26.

Dark Echo is a minimalist puzzle game in which you use sound to explore mysterious environments and escape from an unseen evil through eighty ominous levels. Read More

 

8bit Doves is Apple’s new Free App of the Week

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 12, 2015

Today is the day Apple’s editorial team gets to cherry-pick a new iOS app to feature as the App Store’s Free App of the Week. Are you ready for something completely different this time around? Good, because this week’s gem of a game is 8bit Doves (regularly $2.99).

The charming retro title incorporates a Gameboy like color scheme and pixelated graphics which evokes pleasant memories of the golden age of 8-bit gaming.

Spread across three worlds (Sweet Dreams, Deep Sleep and Nightmare), 8bit Doves employs simple mechanics in the form of an intuitive two button gameplay. Your goal is simple: you must fly through each stage and reach the exit. Those who manage to get doves to follow them along the way will earn some extra bonus bragging rights on Game Center. Read More

 

App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for March 6

By Cody Lee on Mar 6, 2015

The App Recap is iDB’s daily roundup of notable news from the wacky world of iOS software. Below you’ll find a list of discounts, updates and new releases we think are worth checking out. Today’s picks include some awesome freebies and great new games to try for the weekend. Read More

 

IGN names “Sky Gamblers: Cold War” its Free Game of the Month

By Cody Lee on Mar 6, 2015

Heads up gamers, IGN has just named “Sky Gamblers: Cold War” its Free Game of the Month for March. The title has an impressive rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars in the App Store, on thousands of reviews, and it typically retails for $4.99.

Cold War holds true to the popular flight simulator franchise, providing console-quality gameplay on the go. You can choose from over 12 beautiful planes to pilot, and participate in a variety of single-player and multiplayer game modes. Read More

 

Apple names Temple Run: Oz its new Free App of the Week

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 5, 2015

The exhilarating sequel to the classic endless runner with a Disney movie tie-in throw in for good measure, Temple Run: Oz is now available at no cost until next Thursday as part of Apple’s ongoing Free App of the Week promotion.

Released precisely on this day a year ago, this marks the first time Temple Run: Oz has been marked down to zero bucks on the App Store (regularly $1.99).

The game is based on the 2013 film ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ and features the same great gameplay as the original infinite runner, with an Oz twist to it. Read More

 

Readdle’s Printer Pro goes zero bucks, courtesy of Apple’s Free App of the Week promo

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 26, 2015

Since its December 2011 debut, wireless printing software Printer Pro has never gone free, excluding a limited one-day promo last April.

That changes today as Apple’s editors have now marked the iPhone and iPad application down to $0 (regularly $6.99), listing the app its Free App of the Week in the App Store’s ongoing weekly promotion.

Created by Ukrainian developer Readdle, Printer Pro has been downloaded two million times. It’s a great app that lets you print attachments, documents, web pages and more right from your iPhone or iPad to any printer.

It automatically finds and connects to a printer on your Wi-Fi network. You can even connect to a USB printer if you install a free helper desktop app on your Mac or PC. Read More

 

Twitch reflex based Duet Game is Apple’s new Free App of the Week

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 19, 2015

The full version of Duet Game by Melbourne, Australia-based Kumobius has just been slashed to zero bucks as Apple’s latest free app of week. As you know, each Thursday App Store editors get to cherry-pick an app or a game that goes temporarily free for a week.

This twitch reflex title was on the App Store’s Best of 2013 list and shouldn’t be missed. Easy to play, hard to master, Duet elevates the act of dodging falling blocks into something “captivating, beautiful, even profound.” Read More

 
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