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

 

How to get 100GB of free OneDrive storage

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 19, 2015

Microsoft’s cloud storage thing called OneDrive has been on fire lately. The service has been generous with free space in the past few months. For starters, each account gets fifteen gigabytes of free storage and Office 365 subscribers get to enjoy unlimited storage as long as they continue paying their subscription. For some time now the Windows maker’s been offering free OneDrive storage to US residents who’ve signed up for Bing Rewards program.

Starting today, this offer is now available globally so everyone can now get 100GB of free OnDrive storage for two years. Here’s how you can claim your free storage. Read More

 

Dr. Panda’s Restaurant 2 is App Store’s new Free App of the Week

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 12, 2015

Part of its ongoing weekly promotion, Apple’s App Store editorial team has now chosen a new Free App of the Week, Dr. Panda’s Restaurant 2 by TribePlay, giving you an instant saving of three bucks.

Optimized for iOS 8 and designed for ages 6-8, this iPhone and iPad game comes with a notable educational value attached to the download.

The app helps children understand life and the world around them by inviting them to become chefs and make the pizza of their dreams and other dishes while experimenting with various ingredients.

It’ll educate kids on the basic steps of making all sorts of different foods and help them familiarize themselves with how different recipes and kitchen tools work.

Who’s ready to cook the food of their dreams? Read More

 

IGN names EA’s ‘Mass Effect: Infiltrator’ its Free Game of the Month

By Cody Lee on Feb 10, 2015

Heads up gamers, IGN has just named EA’s “Mass Effect: Infiltrator” its Free Game of the Month for February. The title has a rating of 4 out of 5 stores in the App Store, on thousands of reviews, and it typically retails for $4.99.

In Infiltrator, you play as veteran Cerberus agent Randall Ezno who works at a secret facility that conducts illicit experiments on alien beings. But when those experiments go too far, Randall vows to bring the whole project down.  Read More

 

‘Angry Birds Seasons’ goes free as Apple’s App of the Week

By Cody Lee on Feb 5, 2015

Apple has just named “Angry Birds Seasons” its App of the Week for this week. This means that from now through next Thursday, you’ll be able to download the popular game, which normally retails for $0.99, for free.

The Angry Birds franchise needs no introduction—Rovio’s slingshotting fowls have been downloaded over 2 billion times—and this seasonal version has proven to be a fan favorite. The current episode is NBA All-Star. Read More

 

Paper by FiftyThree makes all tools free in iPad app

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 5, 2015

App and accessory maker FiftyThree on Thursday announced a big change in their business model. All the creative tools in Paper for iPad that used to be locked behind In-App Purchases are now available at no cost, including Sketch, Outline, Write, Color and Mixer.

These essential tools used to cost four bucks when purchased together, or $0.99 each when bought individually.

“By making Paper accessible to all, we hope to see more great ideas come to life – on Mix and everywhere,” developers said. Read More

 

Slow Shutter! available for free within the Apple Store app

By Cody Lee on Feb 2, 2015

Those of you who enjoy app deals may be interested to know that Slow Shutter! has gone free for a limited time. Apple is currently offering promo codes for the popular camera app, which typically costs $1.99, within its Apple Store app.

Slow Shutter’s flagship feature is its ability to capture long-exposure photographs. This means that you can create the kind of beautiful photos of moving objects (think moving cars at night) typically reserved for more expensive cameras. Read More

 

Google Earth Pro goes free, a $399 per year saving

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 2, 2015

The Internet giant Google announced over the weekend that the Google Earth Pro desktop application is now available at no cost. A business-oriented upgrade to Google Earth, Google Earth Pro used to command an annual subscription fee of $399 so this is a significant development.

It has more features than the standard edition of Google Pro, including map-making tools and add-on software such as movie making, GIS data importer, advanced printing modules, radius and area measurements and more. Read More

 

‘ProCam 2′ goes free as Apple’s App of the Week

By Cody Lee on Jan 29, 2015

Apple has just named Samer Azzam’s ‘‘ProCam 2” its App of the Week for this week. This means that from now through next Thursday, you’ll be able to download the popular photo and video editor for iPhone and iPad for free—a solid savings of $1.99.

The app offers features such as Night mode, Burst mode, anti-shake, and a self-timer. It also has face detection, intelligent HDR, dozens of photo filters to choose from, and a variety of other tools that make taking and editing great photos and videos a breeze. Read More

 

App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for January 28

By Cody Lee on Jan 28, 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 we have a number of high profile apps, such as Duet Display and Workflow, on sale courtesy of Apple’s Get Productive promotion. Read More

 

App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for January 27

By Cody Lee on Jan 27, 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 we have some great discounts for you, as well as some interesting new apps and games. Read More

 

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

By Cody Lee on Jan 26, 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 we have a number of game discounts and freebies you won’t want to miss. Read More

 

Apple names ‘Shades’ puzzler its free App of the Week

By Cody Lee on Jan 22, 2015

Apple has just named UOVO’s ‘Shades: A Simple Puzzle Game‘ its App of the Week for this week. This means that from now through next Thursday, you’ll be able to download the zen-like puzzler for both iPhone and iPad for free—which will save you a solid $1.99.

Released in September of last year, Shades is one of those puzzle games that’s easy to pick up and play, but tough to master. The premise should sound familiar to Tetris fans: move falling blocks into position to combine blocks, clearing rows as quick as possible. Read More

 

Apple names ‘Marvel Pinball’ its free App of the Week

By Cody Lee on Jan 15, 2015

Apple has just named ZEN Studios’ ‘Marvel Pinball‘ 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 arcade game for both iPhone and iPad for free—saving you a buck.

Marvel Pinball combines your favorite super heroes with a fast-paced arcade experience. In the game, players are tasked with using they’re pinball skills to help the legendary Marvel heroes rid their universe of a horde of notorious super villains. Read More

 

Microsoft now gives you first month free when you sign up for an Office 365 subscription

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 15, 2015

Microsoft’s Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps for the iPhone and iPad allow anyone to edit, create and view Office files on the go at no cost, but advanced features such as a more powerful editing capability, Dropbox integration and more is locked behind a paid for Office 365 subscription.

In the hope of encouraging as many Office for iOS users as possible to move up to the subscription model, the software maker on Thursday said it’s now treating you to the first month free if you sign up for an Office 365 subscription. Read More

 

Looks like Apple stopped running ‘Single of the Week’ free song promo on iTunes

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 13, 2015

We’re nearly halfway into the first month of 2015 and yet no free songs have appeared on iTunes, leading Business Insider to wonder whether Apple has killed off the promotion for good.

Conceived as a promotional vehicle to drive sales of music downloads and expose music lovers to new songs, Apple’s “Single of the Week” promoting launched a decade ago, back in 2004 (three years after the launch of the iTunes Store).

The promotion has been running ever since, giving out free music every week on iTunes up until the start of 2015. Read More

 

App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for January 12

By Cody Lee on Jan 12, 2015

The App Recap is iDB’s daily roundup of notable news from the fast-paced world of iOS software. Below you’ll find a list of discounts (deals!), updates and new releases we think are worth checking out. Today’s selections include great free games, a new app from Google and more. Read More

 

IGN names ‘Valiant Hearts: The Great War’ its Free Game of the Month

By Cody Lee on Jan 10, 2015

Great news gamers, IGN has named Ubisoft’s ‘Valiant Hearts: The Great War’ its Free Game of the Month for January. The game has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars in the App Store, from thousands of reviews, and it typically retails for $4.99.

For those unfamiliar with the title, Valiant Hearts is a popular puzzle adventure game that offers up an engaging storyline and unique mix of puzzle-explore-action gameplay. It first landed on consoles last summer, and then hit iOS in the fall. Read More

 

Apple names unique puzzler ‘Mujo’ its free App of the Week

By Cody Lee on Jan 8, 2015

Apple has just named Mujo, by Oink Games, its App of the Week for this week. This means that from now through next Thursday, you’ll be able to pick up the unique puzzler for both iPhone and iPad, for free—a nice little savings of $3.

In Mujo, players are tasked with fighting off monsters using power obtained through an on-screen puzzle. The gameplay feels like a mix of tile-stacking, similar to that in the hit game Threes!, and strategic character leveling of an RPG. Read More

 
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