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

 

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

 
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