Abstract puzzler The Mesh goes free as Apple’s App of the Week

By Cody Lee on Feb 11, 2016

Apple on Thursday updated its weekly App of the Week promotion with a game called The Mesh. This means that for the next 7 days, you’ll be able to pick up the popular puzzler for free for both iPhone and iPad—a solid savings of $2.

In The Mesh, players are tasked with combining numbered tiles to match target values and clear the board without running out of space. The game features beautifully-designed graphics and animations, and an incredible soundtrack. Read More

 

IGN names Heroes Reborn: Enigma for iOS its Free Game of the Month

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 9, 2016

IGN has named Phosphor Games Studio’s first person action-puzzle game Heroes Reborn: Enigma its free title for the month of February 2016, marking the first time the $4.99 game has gone free since its October 2015 debut.

The game has you playing as Dahlia, an evolved human with incredible powers. You must solve various puzzles and survive tests in order to escape captivity at The Quarry, a secret government facility. Read More

 

Design app Over goes free as Apple’s App of the Week

By Cody Lee on Feb 4, 2016

Apple on Thursday updated its App of the Week promotion with a new app called Over. This means that from now through next Thursday, you’ll be able to pick up the popular typography and design app for free for both iPhone and iPad—saving you a solid $4.

For those who haven’t used the app before, Over allows you to spruce up your photos with a wide variety of tools including text, with more than 300 fonts, 800+ illustrations and more. Plus, the interface is so well done that accessing all these features is a breeze.

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Whimsical jetpack-flying game Piloteer selected as Apple’s Free App of the Week

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 28, 2016

Apple’s editors have cherry-picked the Piloteer game as its new Free App of the Week on the App Store, meaning you can now download this $1.99 title at no charge until next Thursday. Created by Fixpoint Productions and released on the App Store in June of 2015, Piloteer has an average rating of four stars based on more than 155 reviews.

In this physics-based game, a renowned inventor is determined to overcome the stigma associated with flying a jetpack and convince the world that jetpacks should be revered by all. It sounds easier said than done, however. Read More

 

MarcoPolo Ocean goes free as Apple’s App of the Week

By Cody Lee on Jan 21, 2016

Apple on Thursday updated its App of the Week promotion in iTunes, and this week’s selection is MarcoPolo Ocean. This means that the game, which is highly rated in the kids-education-puzzler category, is going to be free from now through next Thursday—a handsome savings of $3.

The concept of MarcoPolo Ocean is pretty simple. It’s a digital sandbox of sorts, where kids are encouraged to do things like explore the deep sea, build a coral reef, and much more. Plus, its animations and playful narration help reinforce vocabulary, ocean concepts and other attributes. Read More

 

WhatsApp to stop charging annual subscription fee in coming weeks

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 18, 2016

WhatsApp, a Facebook-owned mobile messaging service, announced on Monday that it’s going to stop charging customers a subscription fee of 99 cents per year. The service is currently provided at no cost during its free year, after which customers are being charged 99 cents per year to continue using the service.

Over the course of coming weeks, everyone will be able to download and use WhatsApp on their device totally free of charge and without a subscription fee. Read More

 

Text-based adventure Lifeline is Apple’s new Free App of the Week

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 14, 2016

Lifeline, the first in a series of groundbreaking text adventures from developer 3 Minute Games, is as of today listed as Apple’s new free app of the week in the App Store. The 99-cent game is available at no charge to everyone until next Thursday.

Lifeline, which made its App Store debut in April of 2015, is completely text-based but don’t let that put you off, the game is actually fun and addictive—especially if you own an Apple Watch. Read More

 

Free group video calling is coming to Skype’s iPhone and iPad application

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 13, 2016

Skype is celebrating its tenth anniversary so the Microsoft-owned company yesterday announced that users of its mobile application will soon be able to take advantage of a free group video calling feature.

According to Gurdeep Pall, Skype CVP, group video calling on mobile devices will be coming to Skype’s iPhone and iPad app “soon,” and to Windows 10 and Android devices. Read More

 

IGN names minimalist text-based title A Dark Room its new Free Game of the Month

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 8, 2016

IGN has named independent developer Amirali Rajan’s chart-topping atmospheric adventure title A Dark Room its new Game of the Month, meaning you can download it at no charge for a limited time. The game currently retails in the App Store for 99 cents.

A minimalist text-based game, A Dark Room has some role-playing game elements and invites players to “come light the fire and escape into a world you’ll never forget”. Read More

 

The uber–challenging Super Hexagon is Apple’s Free App of the Week

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 8, 2016

Super Hexagon is one of my favorite iOS games of all time. Its controls are perfect for touch screens, its learning curve is simple, and its challenge is legendary. Terry Cavanagh’s creation is so good that I was actually inspired to make a video just to talk about Super Hexagon–something I wouldn’t normally do.

Needless to say, Apple must feel like I do about the game, and it wants more people to get to know it and appreciate it. This is actually the second time that Super Hexagon, a game that normally sells for $2.99, has been made available for free as a part of an Apple promotion. Previously, the game had gone free inside of the Apple Store app, but as of yesterday, Super Hexagon is now featured as Apple’s Free App of the Week. Read More

 

Grab Colorburn camera app, Apple’s latest Free App of the Week

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 4, 2016

Following iTunes holiday freeze, Apple has now discounted Colorburn camera app to $0 as part of its regular Free App of the Week promotion in the App Store. With more than a thousand filters to choose from, an easy to use interface and advanced features like split photography, this app lets you experiment with different looks for your photos to your heart’s desire. Colorburn for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad is available free until next Thursday. Read More

 

Pixite’s Union photo app is free right now within the Apple Store app

By Cody Lee on Dec 31, 2015

Heads up folks, Apple is giving away free copies of the popular Union photo app by Pixite right now. You can find promo codes for the app, which normally retails for $1.99, within the ‘Stores’ section of the Apple Store app on iOS.

For those who aren’t familiar with it, Union is an elegant image blending tool that allows you to create superimposed, silhouetted, and double-exposed photos. It comes from the same team that created Fragment, Shift and Pigment. Read More

 

Popular puzzle game Har•mo•ny 3 is Apple’s new Free App of the Week

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 28, 2015

Apple has named the puzzle game Har•mo•ny 3 from BorderLeap its new Free App of the Week in the App Store, meaning you can download the $1.99 iPhone, iPod touch and iPad game at no charge until this coming Thursday.

Released seven months ago as a third game in the series, Har•mo•ny 3 is framed as a challenging puzzle game of “beautiful colors and captivating music, unified in perfect harmony”. Read More

 

Cartoon Network’s Attack the Light game goes free as Apple’s App of the Week

By Cody Lee on Dec 17, 2015

Apple on Thursday refreshed its weekly App of the Week promotion with a new game called Attack the Light – Steven Universe Light RPG. You can find the title, which is based on the hit Cartoon Network show, in the App Store for free for the next 7 days.

The game is of the roleplaying adventure variety, in which you must help Steven Universe and the Crystal Gems capture missing monsters. Throughout your journey, you’ll encounter various puzzles and tactical challenges that will help your character level up. Read More

 

Cut the Rope 2 goes free as Apple’s App of the Week

By Cody Lee on Dec 10, 2015

Apple on Thursday named ZeptoLab’s Cut the Rope 2 its App of the Week. This means that from now through next Thursday, you’ll be able to pick up the popular physics-based puzzler for free for both iPhone and iPad—a small but notable savings of a buck.

For those who aren’t familiar with Cut the Rope, it’s a cross-platform gaming franchise that revolves around feeding candy to a little green creature named Om Nom. Version 2 features new locations to explore, new characters, and fresh gameplay elements. Read More

 

Monument Valley is now available for free

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 1, 2015

For the first time in its history, well-respected iOS game Monument Valley is available as a free download on the App Store. The beautifully designed puzzle/platformer has been the recipient of many awards and accolades since its debut, including a prestigious Apple Design Award.

As such, the popular title, downloaded over a million times already thus far, has generally commanded a more than fair price of $3.99.

There’s currently no indication as to how long the game will remain on sale. With that in mind, we highly advise you to scurry on over to the App Store and claim this game.

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Puzzle platformer To-Fu Fury is Apple’s new Free App of the Week

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 28, 2015

To-Fu Fury from Amazon Game Studios, regularly $1.99, is available at no charge until next Thursday as Apple’s new Free App of the Week via the App Store’s weekly promotion.

Released in July 2015, this puzzle platformer challenges you to save the Fortune Kitty playing as To-Fu, a stretchy, sticky, flingy and combative cube of bean-curd. Expect a lot of puzzle solving and physics-based action in this game. Read More

 

Verizon offering More Everything customers 2GB of free data to try out GO90 app

By Cody Lee on Nov 24, 2015

Heads up Verizon Wireless customers, the carrier is currently offering a limited-time promotion that awards free data to those on its More Everything plan. The promo is good for an extra 2GB for three months, and all you have to do to take advantage of it is download Verizon’s GO90 app.

So for those of you on one of the aforementioned plans, grab GO90 from the App Store here or the Google Play Store here. Once it’s downloaded, you should receive a text message from Verizon telling you that the free data has been activated on your account, along with an expiration date.
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Stackables photo app goes free as Apple’s App of the Week

By Cody Lee on Nov 19, 2015

Apple on Thursday updated the App Store with a new App of the Week: Stackables for iPhone and iPad. This means that from now through next Thursday, you can pick up the popular photo editor for free—a solid savings of $6.

Stackables is a beautifully-designed effects and layering app. It’s packed with over 200 effects expertly crafted by by renowned photographer Dirk Wuestenhagen including textures, light leaks, analog film filters, grain and more. Read More

 

PDF Expert 5, normally a $9.99 app, is Apple’s Free App of the Week

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 12, 2015

If you wish to read and annotate PDFs on the iPad, then there is perhaps no better app to do so with than PDF Expert 5. The latest in the long standing series of PDF annotation tools from developer Readdle, PDF Expert 5 is a well-respected app that normally commands a $9.99 purchase price.

If you’ve yet to purchase PDF Expert 5, then I have some good news for you: For the next week, the app is available as a free download from the App Store as a part of Apple’s Free App of the Week promotion. Read More

 
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