‘TMNT: Rooftop Run’ goes free as Apple’s App of the Week

By Cody Lee on Jul 24, 2014

Attention gamers, Apple has just named ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run‘ its App of the Week for this week. This means that through next Thursday, you’ll be able to pick up the game for both iPhone and iPad, for free—a sizable savings of $4.

TMNT fans will feel right at home in this endless-combat-runner. Set in New York, the game pits Leo, Donnie, Raph, Mikey and other unlockable characters against the Foot Clan and company, and players must run, jump, fight and even drive to save their city… Read More

 

Celebrating 40 years of synthesizers, 8 Yamaha music apps go free

By Cody Lee on Jul 18, 2014

Good news for all of you aspiring musicians out there. In celebration of 40 years of Yamaha synthesizers, the company is offering a number of its iOS apps for free. This includes some smaller titles, like Set List Organizer, and more prominent ones like Cloud Audio Recorder.

We’ve listed 8 of the apps below (there may be others), which are normally priced between $1.99 and $15.99. Admittedly, many of them were built to compliment actual instruments, but some, like Mobile Music Sequencer, are fun to tinker with on their own as standalone apps… Read More

 

Cinamatic goes free as Apple’s App of the Week

By Cody Lee on Jul 17, 2014

Apple has named Hipstamatic’s just-released video-capturing app Cinamatic its App of the Week for this week. This means that through next Thursday, you’ll be able to pick up the title for both your iPhone and iPad, for free—a modest savings of $1.

For those unfamiliar with the app, it essentially does for videos what Hipstamatic does for photos. Users can record short clips, between 3-15 seconds, and turn them into short films. Tools like lighting filters and social sharing are just one tap away… Read More

 

IGN names ‘OTTTD’ its Free Game of the Month

By Timothy Reavis on Jul 12, 2014

IGN has announced its Free Game of the Month for July to be OTTTD by SMG Studio, a tower defense game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch running iOS 6 or greater. The app, available for free with IGN’s promo code, is currently priced at $2.99 (regularly $4.99) and holds a 4.5 star-rating in the App Store.

OTTTD — which stands for Over The Top Tower Defense — is a step above typical tower defense games, with features including dozens of enemy types, a 25-level storyline campaign, an endless mode, and much more… Read More

 

Apple offering Xcode 6 beta for free on new Swift blog

By Cody Lee on Jul 11, 2014

Apple today launched a new blog on its developer portal for its Swift programming language. The company introduced the new language at WWDC last month, and it says this will be a way to keep devs up to date on its progress.

The news is interesting for a couple of reasons. For one, it’s not like Apple to talk publicly about projects it’s working on—particularly via a blog. It’s also worth noting that it has posted a free version of its Xcode 6 beta on the site… Read More

 

Assassin’s Creed Pirates goes free as Apple’s App of the Week

By Cody Lee on Jul 10, 2014

Attention gamers, Apple has just named Ubisoft’s popular iOS game Assassin’s Creed Pirates its App of the Week for this week. This means that through next Thursday, you’ll be able to pick up the title for both your iPhone and iPad, for free—a sizable savings of $5.

For those unfamiliar with Pirates, it’s not your typical Assassin’s Creed action-adventure. This ship-based game sees players take on the role of Alonzo Batilla, a young captain who has been tasked with taking on some of the fiercest pirates in the Caribbean Sea… Read More

 

Starbucks offering popular ‘Threes’ game as its free ‘Pick of the Week’

By Cody Lee on Jul 7, 2014

Just a quick heads up for all of you Starbucks-goers out there. The coffee-serving chain is offering the popular ‘Threes!’ puzzle game for iPhone and iPad free this week as its App Pick of the Week.

For those unfamiliar with Threes!, it’s a simple number-matching puzzle game known for its beautiful UI and addictive gameplay. It typically costs $1.99 and is very rarely (if ever) offered for free… Read More

 

Rayman Fiesta Run goes free for the first time ever, courtesy of Expedia

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 3, 2014

Back in April, I told you about Expedia’s interesting promotion which provides free iOS apps through the official Expedia Hotels & Flights travel app, a free download for the iPhone and iPad.

The company kickstarted the promotion by giving away premium travel apps and now they’re giving away Rayman Fiesta Run, Ubisoft’s colorful, fast-paced endless runner.

Here’s how you can redeem the offer and download the game free from within the Expedia app… Read More

 

iOS journaling app Day One goes free as Apple’s new Free App of the Week

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 3, 2014

Day One by Bloom Built is one of the sleekest journaling programs available for iOS and OS X.

This fine piece of software has been named the 2014 Mac Apple Design Award Winner at WWDC last month, was 2012′s Mac App of the Year and gets frequently highlighted by the App Store/Mac App Store editors.

Day One keeps your entries in sync via iCloud across platforms and puts back the fun in keeping a journal of your daily highlights, thoughts and memories.

Its rich feature set includes location/weather support, uncluttered interface styled for iOS 7, multi-Markdown text formatting, full screen mode, passcode lock and photographic entries, to name just a few. And now, for the first time in almost a year Day One for iOS has gone temporarily free in celebration of the upcoming Independence Day weekend (regularly a $4.99 download), courtesy of Apple’s ongoing Free App of the Week promotion… Read More

 

Gameloft’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier is Apple’s new Free App of the Week

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 26, 2014

Every Thursday, Apple features another app or game as the App Store’s Free App of the Week. This time around, Apple’s editorial team has chosen Gameloft’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier game for the iPhone and iPad, regularly a $2.99 value.

Released three months ago, this movie tie-in has you playing as Captain America who must lead his S.H.I.E.L.D. Strike Team as they struggle to contain a massive attack on the World by several nefarious crime organizations.

The game boasts interestingly cartoonish artwork style and doesn’t disappoint in terms of pure action: there are plentiful combos to master though it’s not all about fighting either as you’ll need to use your tactical skills to combat threats and lead your Strike Team wisely… Read More

 

Halfbrick’s Fish Out Of Water! is Apple’s latest Free App of the Week. Oh, wait…

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 19, 2014

Another Thursday, another App Store freebie – courtesy of Apple’s ongoing Free App of the Week promotion. If you liked Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride – the two fun games that’ve really put Halfbrick on the map – chances are you’ll enjoy their latest title, Fish Out Of Water!.

Available for the iPhone and iPad, the game employs an effective mechanics that involves skipping fish across waves. So throw your fish of choice into the water, watch as it flies through the clouds and skips along the waves and see how your performance scores in yet another gem from Halfbrick Studios… Read More

 

Every single Halfbrick Studios game is now free

By Joe Rossignol on Jun 17, 2014

Halfbrick Studios must be in a generous mood, because it has just discounted its entire game lineup on the App Store. Its complete collection of games for iPhone and iPad are now free, ranging from Monster Dash and Age of Zombies to Fruit Ninja and Colossatron. The award-winning developer has not confirmed if this is a limited time sale, or if the games will remain free on a permanent basis. There are over 10 apps ahead, many of which were 99 cents and others that were already free…  Read More

 

IGN names ‘Deus Ex: The Fall’ its Free Game of the Month

By Cody Lee on Jun 6, 2014

Great news gamers, IGN has named Square Enix’s popular ‘Deus Ex: The Fall’ its Free Game of the Month for June. The game launched on iPhones and iPads last summer to many positive reviews, and it normally retails for $6.99.

For those unfamiliar with the title, Deus Ex: The Fall is an action-based role playing game, set in the cyberpunk world of 2027. It’s well known for its console-quality graphics, advanced gameplay elements, and in-depth storyline… Read More

 

‘République’ goes free as Apple’s App of the Week

By Joe Rossignol on Jun 5, 2014

Apple has named the first episode of the action-adventure thriller game République as its Free App of the Week on the App Store. The game will remain free through next Thursday, after which it will return to its regular $4.99 price. Episode 2: Metamorphosis is available as a $4.99 in-app purchase, building upon the Exordium storyline from the first episode…  Read More

 

Infinity Blade II goes free as App Store’s latest Free App of the Week

By Christian Zibreg on May 29, 2014

Chair Entertainment’s Infinity Blade III is still on sale following the massive ‘Blade Masters’ update and now its predecessor, Infinity Blade II, has been slashed to zero bucks, courtesy of Apple’s ongoing Free App of the Week promotion (last week’s free app: Fun Golf GPS 3D).

This means that you can download this elegiac masterpiece free of charge until next Thursday, after which it will go back up to its normal asking price of seven bucks.

It’s a universal app so you can play it on both your iPhone and iPad. Again, this game is downright awesome so you’ll most certainly regret passing on this deal if you don’t act pronto. The triple-A iOS exclusive has been built on Epic Games’ Unreal engine and is the closest thing to a system-seller on Apple’s platform.

Go grab Infinity Blade II in the App Store now! Read More

 

Apple offering free shipping on all online orders

By Cody Lee on May 23, 2014

Apple has launched a new promotion on its web store, which gives customers free shipping on all online orders through the end of the month. It doesn’t give a specific reason for the event, but we’re coming up on both Memorial and Father’s Day.

While Apple has long-offered free shipping on orders over $50, this deal would allow you to purchase a case, Lightning cable, or any other low-cost accessory without having to spend the extra $4-$6 (depending on location) for standard shipping… Read More

 

Fun Golf GPS 3D goes free as Apple’s App of the Week

By Cody Lee on May 22, 2014

Apple has named the popular app Fun Golf GPS 3D its App of the Week this week. This means that between now and next Thursday, you’ll be able to pick up the application for both your iPhone and iPad for free—a huge savings of $20.

For those unfamiliar with the software, it’s essentially a digital caddie. It’s capable of tracking your shots, showing you distance to pin, and recommending clubs. And it features 3D maps of nearly 32,000 golf courses from around the world… Read More

 

Kayak Pro goes free as Apple’s App of the Week

By Cody Lee on May 15, 2014

Apple has named the popular hotel and flight-booking app Kayak Pro its App of the Week this week. This means that through next Thursday, you’ll be able to pick up the application for both your iPhone and iPad, for free—a modest savings of $1.

For those unfamiliar with Kayak, it’s considered by many to be the top mobile travel app. It essentially works as a search engine for hundreds of travel sites, allowing you to compare prices for things like flights, cars and hotels, as well as book them… Read More

 

Apple Store app offering ’Rhonna Designs’ photo editor for free right now

By Cody Lee on May 10, 2014

Apple is currently offering the popular photo editing app ‘Rhonna Designs’ for free right now in its Apple Store app. Users can skip the $1.99 price tag by launching the app, and tapping on the promotional banner to receive their redeem code.

The offering is part of a larger effort by Apple to get more people to use its retail app, and ultimately purchase more products. The company’s online sales jumped some 24% over the last year, making it the 2nd largest web retailer behind Amazon… Read More

 

Stampede Run is Apple’s new Free App of the Week

By Christian Zibreg on May 8, 2014

Like any given Thursday, another iOS app has gone free today as part of Apple’s ongoing App Store promotion that’s been running under the ‘Free App of the Week’ tagline for months now.

Awarded the App Store Best of 2013 for Great Multiplayer and named Apple Editor’s Choice, Zynga’s Stampede Run is now available free of charge.

In case you haven’t heard about Stampede Run, it’s a hilarious game where you run away from mad bulls in the streets of Spain. So, what are you waiting for? Pick Stampede Run for the iPhone and iPad in the App Store, free of charge through next Thursday. Go, go, go! Read More

 
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