Stargazing app Star Walk 2 goes free as Apple’s new Free App of the Week

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 2, 2015

Star Walk 2 by Vito Technology Inc. is one of the best—if not the best—stargazing apps in the App Store. Thursday, Star Walk 2 got slashed to zero bucks as part of Apple’s Free App of the Week promotion in the App Store.

Winner of Apple Design Award, the app taps your iPhone’s sensors and the GPS to determine the exact position of stars, planets, constellations, comets, ISS, satellites, star clusters, nebulae and meteor showers in the night sky.

The app features crisp Retina graphics with augmented-reality style HUD that renders the sky over live camera feed, responding precisely to the movement of your device without requiring Internet connection. Read More

 

Download the original Infinity Blade blockbuster at no charge this July 4 weekend

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 2, 2015

Infinity Blade, an elegiac iOS-exclusive masterpiece, is temporarily available free of charge in the App Store this weekend, as part of developer Chair’s July 4 celebration.

The first chapter in the epic trilogy, Infinity Blade debuted in November 2012 filing as the very first iPhone and iPad game driven by the remarkable Unreal Engine with a little help from Apple’s powerful 64-bit “A7” mobile processor.

The original blockbuster went free only twice since its release so grab it now before the price goes back up again and instantly save $5.99. Read More

 

Cooking app Green Kitchen goes free courtesy of Apple Store shopping app promotion

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 30, 2015

If you fire up Apple’s official shopping app for the iPhone and iPad, called Apple Store, there’s a new freebie waiting for you: a cooking app called Green Kitchen.

Created by Amazing Applications AB, Green Kitchen retails in the App Store for $4.99 a pop, but can be yours at no charge whatsoever provided you grab it through the Apple Store app (not to be confused with the App Store).

This premium app is very nicely done and is highly recommended for epicures and those who like to be creative in the kitchen.

Featuring crisp typography, great photography, stunning Retina graphics and easy to follow instructions, Green Kitchen is filled with inspiring vegetarian food with ingredients straight from nature and a bare minimum of gluten, sugar and dairy products.

Following its November 2013 debut, the app has never been free before. Here’s what needs to be done to claim your free copy of Green Kitchen. Read More

 

Comic book creator ‘Halftone 2′ goes free as Apple’s App of the Week

By Cody Lee on Jun 25, 2015

Apple has just named “Halftone 2 – Comic Book Creator” its App of the Week for this week. This means that from now through next Thursday, you’ll be able to download the fun comic book-style photo editor for both iPhone and iPad for free—a solid savings of $2.

Halftone 2 makes it easy to create comic and scrap books with your images. Simply choose a page layout, apply photo filters, position your captions, add speech and thought balloons, and share your creation as an image, multi-page document, or high-definition video. Read More

 

Catapult puzzler ‘Warhammer: Snotling Fling’ goes free as Apple’s App of the Week

By Cody Lee on Jun 18, 2015

Apple has just named “Warhammer: Snotling Fling” its App of the Week for this week. This means that from now through next Thursday, you’ll be able to download the game for both iPhone and iPad for free—a significant savings of $4.

Snotling Fling is essentially an over-the-shoulder take on Angry Birds, set in the Warhammer universe. Players are tasked with slingshotting hapless goblins at enemy soldiers in an attempt to stop Gorbad Ironclaw and save the Realm. Read More

 

Action RPG ‘Slayin’ goes free as Apple’s App of the Week

By Cody Lee on Jun 11, 2015

Apple has just named “Slayin” its App of the Week for this week. This means that from now through next Thursday, you’ll be able to download the endless action RPG for both iPhone and iPad for free—a respectable savings of a buck.

In Slayin, players are asked to choose from one of six heroes, including a knight and ninja, and use them to slay as many monsters as possible. They’ll also be tasked with leveling up and acquiring equipment and spells along the way. Read More

 

Gorgeous puzzler Monument Valley is Starbucks’ Free App of the Week

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 11, 2015

If you haven’t tried out Monument Valley yet, you’re missing out on an unforgettable experience. This is quite easily one of the best, and certainly among the most beautifully done platform games available on the iPhone and iPad.

If you live in North America and are a fan of Starbucks, the unique game, which costs $3.99 in the App Store, can now be yours in exchange for zero bucks as it’s currently Starbucks’ Free App of the Week.

The surreal puzzler created by Ustwo, the team that brought us Blip Blup and Whale Trail, challenges you to manipulate impossible architecture and guide the silent princess Ida through a stunningly beautiful world. Read More

 

IGN names ‘Trivia Crack (Ad Free)’ its Free Game of the Month

By Cody Lee on Jun 6, 2015

IGN has named the ad-free version of the popular social trivia game ‘Trivia Crack’ its Free Game of the Month for June. This means that you can snag the premium title, which typically sells for $2.99, for free for both your iPhone and iPad.

For those of you who haven’t played it, Trivia Crack it’s a 1-on-1 trivia game that you can play wither either friends or total strangers. Questions are submitted by users, and grouped into 6 categories. First player to make it through all 6 wins. Read More

 

Powerful task manager ‘2Do’ goes free as Apple’s App of the Week

By Cody Lee on Jun 4, 2015

Apple has just named “2Do” its App of the Week for this week. This means that from now through next Thursday, you’ll be able to download the powerful task manager for both iPhone and iPad for free—a staggering savings of $14.99.

2Do prides itself on its “completely different approach to managing your tasks.” Unlike the numerous other task management software offerings, it doesn’t force you to adopt a particular methodology. There is no wrong way to use 2Do. Read More

 

A simple tweak that lets you change the ‘No Notifications’ text in Notification Center

By Josh Pasholk on May 30, 2015

Changing little things about iOS is one of the neat benefits that comes with jailbreaking, whether it’s the Slide to Unlock text, or getting rid of different blurs in the UI. NoNotificationsText lets you change the text that says ‘No Notifications’ in the second tab in Notification Center. Read More

 

Arcade puzzler ‘Hyper Square’ goes free as Apple’s App of the Week

By Cody Lee on May 28, 2015

Apple has just named “Hyper Square” its App of the Week for this week. This means that from now through next Thursday, you’ll be able to download the popular arcade puzzler for both iPhone and iPad for free—a solid savings of $1.99.

For those who haven’t played Hyper Square before, it’s premise is fairly simple: place all squares in their respective targets as fast as possible. As the difficulty increases, watch the amount of time you have get reduced to fractions of a second. Read More

 

Google announces new ‘Photos’ cloud service with free unlimited storage

By Cody Lee on May 28, 2015

Google hosted its annual developer conference this morning where it talked about Android M, Android Pay and other initiatives. It also announced a new cloud-based storage service for your photos and videos called Google Photos, and it’s available on iOS today.

At first, Google Photos sounds a lot like iCloud Photo Library and other storage services: automatic back ups, integration with compatible apps, quick editing and sharing tools, and the ability to sort by various metrics. But there a few features that set Photos apart. Read More

 

The award-winning ‘Sky Guide’ is free right now within the Apple Store app

By Cody Lee on May 26, 2015

Those of you who enjoy app deals will be interested to know that Sky Guide is available for free right now. Apple is currently offering promo codes for the award-winning star-gazer, which typically costs $1.99, within its Apple Store app.

For those who aren’t familiar with it, Sky Guide is a star and constellation guide that automatically aligns itself when you hold your device up to the sky. There may be many apps like it, but none of them are more beautiful or easy to use. Read More

 

NBA Jam by EA Sports selected as IGN’s free iOS game of the month

By Christian Zibreg on May 25, 2015

It took a little longer than usual, but IGN’s free iOS game of the month is finally here. Though the promotion is valid only in the US, UK and a few select markets, readers overseas can use an anonymizer service like SmartHide Online Anonymizer to visit IGN’s deals page as if there were accessing it from within the US and redeem the game.

Released in the App Store back in February of 2011, NBA Jam by EA Sports has never been free so this is your chance to grab the game and save five bucks right off the bat. Read More

 

Physics-based puzzler ‘Magnetized’ goes free as Apple’s App of the Week

By Cody Lee on May 21, 2015

Apple has just named “Magnetized” its App of the Week for this week. This means that from now through next Thursday, you’ll be able to download the abstract physics puzzler for both iPhone and iPad for free—an awesome savings of $2.99.

In Magnetized, you are tasked with navigating a moving ball through a series of neon mazes using magnetic control points. It sounds simple at first, but the mazes get increasingly difficult, forcing you to try and master momentum and direction. Read More

 

Hit puzzler ‘Quetzalcoatl’ goes free as Apple’s App of the Week

By Cody Lee on May 14, 2015

Apple has just named “ Quetzalcoatl” its App of the Week for this week. This means that from now through next Thursday, you’ll be able to pickup the popular puzzler for both the iPhone and iPad for free—a solid savings of $1.99.

Quetzalcoatl features 180 carefully designed puzzles, which will provide you with dozens of hours of addictive gameplay. You beat the puzzles by maneuvering game pieces to match like-colored tiles, before the walls close in on you. Read More

 

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

By Cody Lee on May 13, 2015

The App Recap is iDB’s daily roundup of notable news from the wild world of iOS software. Below you’ll find a list of discounts, updates and new releases we think are worth checking out. Today, we’re featuring a number of deals on great apps like Pinnacle Studio and Duet Display, and great apps like Cut the Rope 2 and Shadowgun. Read More

 

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

By Cody Lee on May 12, 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 we’ve picked out a handful of great freebies, and highlighted some significant updates to some solid apps. Read More

 

NYT Now for iPhone goes completely free, adds 1Password support and more

By Christian Zibreg on May 11, 2015

The New York Times newspaper this morning issued a sweet update to its dedicated news summarizing application, Now for iPhone. By far the biggest change in this would-be Flipboard killer involves breaking away from a $15+ per month subscription model in favor of making the app along with its content completely free.

Whether or not the move will help attract more readers remains to be seen. NYT arguably leads the charge in terms of quality newspaper content so going free is a much appreciated change in my book. Read More

 

‘Toca Nature’ goes free as Apple’s App of the Week

By Cody Lee on May 7, 2015

Apple has just named “Toca Nature” its App of the Week for this week. This means that from now through next Thursday, you’ll be able to download the award-winning education software for both iPhone and iPad for free—a great savings of $2.99.

Geared towards kids, Toca Nature allows you to shape nature and watch it develop. Want to grow your own forest? Go for it. Want to create a mountain range and enjoy the view? You got it. Plants, animals, landscapes and more are at your disposal. Read More

 
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