Facebook’s Slingshot goes 2.0, hopes you’ll use it

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 4, 2014

Remember Slingshot? Yeah, me neither. If it’s been a while since you last fired up Facebook’s app that many folks deem pointless, you may want to give it another try as the social networking giant on Thursday pushed a major 2.0 update, bringing out half a dozen new features.

The app’s been rebuilt from the ground up to be “simpler, faster and more fun to share life as it happens”, bringing out private reactions, photo filters, drawings and emojis.

There are also instant notifications on a per-contact basis and you can now share fav shots out to other apps, among other new additions. Read More

 

Apple names excellent God of Light puzzler its new Free App of the Week

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 4, 2014

God of Light, an addictive and unique physics puzzler by Playmous Games, has gone free until next Thursday week courtesy of Apple’s ongoing Free App of the Week promotion, marking the first time the game’s gone free since its February 2014 debut.

This attractive puzzler employs a simple concept where you use mirrors, prisms, splitters, collectors, black holes and filters to control rays of light energy that must be projected through the darkness in order to light up crystals.

I wholeheartedly recommend taking advantage of the discount because God of Light is packed with addictive levels and definitely worth its normal asking price of $1.99. Read More

 

Themeboard review: iOS 8 keyboard with gorgeous themes, unique Emoji bar, auto-correct and more

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 4, 2014

There most certainly is no shortage of downloadable iOS 8 keyboards in the App Store, so much so that the proliferation of soft-keyboards makes it virtually impossible for us to cover each and every one that hits the Apple platform.

On the other hand, themable keyboards like CoolKey, a keyboard for the colorful, are few and far between.

Customization matters to an awful lot of people and there’s admittedly a void here than needs filling. That’s where Themeboard jumps in.

Created by Germany-based Taphive, the brains behind such apps as TodoMovies that we reviewed back in March, this app is an advanced iPhone and iPad keyboard with a built-in repository of wonderfully designed themes by some of the best designers around.

Theme board sports a unique Emoji/Kaomoji bar and has plenty of features that users have come to expect from Apple’s default keyboard like auto-correction, Caps lock, slide-shift to capitalize, quick delete with three speeds, text predictions, custom shortcuts and more.

Read on for the full review of this feature-packed keyboard. Read More

 

Winter is coming: Telltale’s Game of Thrones arrives in App Store

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 4, 2014

Telltale Games last month posted a teaser trailer and a few scant details about an upcoming game based on HBO’s hugely popular, award-winning fantasy drama television series, itself adapted from of “A Song of Ice and Fire”, George R. R. Martin’s series of epic fantasy novels.

I’m pleased to report that on Thursday, the Game of Thrones interactive action adventure game officially surfaced on the App Store and is now available in an episodic format akin to Telltale’s The Walking Dead – A Telltale Games Series and The Wolf Among Us.

The narratively driven, six-episode game puts you in the shoes of different members of the Forrester household. The decisions you take have consequences and will change the story around you and determine your characters’ fate. Read More

 

Lara Croft is back: Tomb Raider II hits iOS

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 4, 2014

Good news, Lara Croft fans! Tomb Raider, the classic 1990s action-adventure game, is back: a successor to the original Tomb Raider game (which hit iOS last year) surfaced in the App Store on Thursday.

Costing $1.99 a pop, the iPhone and iPad game was created by Square Enix and features updated graphics, grand new locations, over 50 achievements and more.

Jump past the fold for the full reveal. Read More

 

App Recap is back and it’s better than ever!

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 3, 2014

After a longer than expected hiatus, App Recap is back! For those unfamiliar with it, App Recap is iDownloadBlog’s daily column that strives to surface the best new Mac, iPhone, iPod touch and iPad apps you should focus on, notable updates to your favorite apps you should care about, not-to-be-missed deals and freebies in the App Store and Mac App Store, and interesting accessories, software announcements and other tidbits of interest to our readers. Without further ado, here’s what’s in store for you today. Read More

 

Mozilla planning to develop Firefox for iOS to ‘be where our users are’

By Jake Smith on Dec 2, 2014

Mozilla has long stayed away from bringing its Firefox web browser to iOS, however it’s looking to change its plans to “be where our users are”.

The company’s release manager, Lukas Bakk, took to Twitter on Tuesday announcing the company will develop Firefox for iOS. He didn’t provide word on when it may be released, or if it’s even in development yet, but it’s definitely comforting words for the Firefox fans out there – which includes our own Sebastien Page.  Read More

 

Pandora previews UI redesign with emphasis on thumbing, new Station Personalization and more

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 2, 2014

Pandora, the popular U.S. based music streaming and automated music recommendation service, on Tuesday showed off an upcoming iPhone app update sporting a revamped interface with new Station Personalization features, greater focus on thumbing and more.

Though still a few weeks away, developers were kind enough to share a few screenshots showing the streamlined interface featuring a thumbs-up icon on the Now Playing screen for rating songs, personalized genre and artist suggestions at the top of your list of stations and more. Read More

 

Video mockup gives a feel of iPad Pro size

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 2, 2014

Thanks to YouTube user Canoopsy (via Nowhereelse.fr), we now have a good sense of the size of Apple’s allegedly upcoming ‘iPad Pro’. The mockup video depicts how a 12.2-inch iPad would stack up against the current-generation current iPads, iPhones and 13-inch MacBook Pro in terms of size. The video is included after the break so give it a quick watch and meet us in comments. Read More

 

Google revamps Play Books for iOS with Material Design, adds new features

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 1, 2014

Google on Monday issued a major update to its Play Books client in the App Store, introducing a thorough Material Design rethinking of the somewhat neglected iPhone and iPad software. The app now includes a host of much welcomed new features.

For starters, the ability to read the previously uploaded PDF and EPUB files is now available in the new Play Books 2.0.

Next, you can now access the books you’ve read most recently in a new Read Now view, where you can also tap to read free samples of e-books carried on Google’s store.

Jump past the fold for the full list of changes in Play Books 2.0. Read More

 

Dropbox for iOS now lets you rename files and folders in latest update

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 1, 2014

Dropbox on Monday issued a small refresh to its iPhone and iPad client, bringing out the notably missing ability to rename files and folders on the go to the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

Bumped to version 3.6, Dropbox has also gained a new more actions button when viewing files which on iPhones includes additional item details such as the full file name, size and more.

A new swipe gestured has been added as well, with the recently announced ability to Edit Office documents and save them back to your Dropbox now being added for everyone. Read More

 

Grab Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon for free

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 1, 2014

Lost in the sea of Black Friday holiday deals and discounts on tons of Mac, iPhone and iPad apps and accessories, Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon is now available at no cost through Thursday, courtesy of Apple’s ongoing Free App of the Week promotion. That’s a savings of $4.99 for the iPhone and iPad download.

In this action-role playing extravaganza, Marvel’s cosmic antiheroes face Roman, Nebula and other familiar foes.

The game features cartoonish visuals, familiar characters like Star-Lord, Rocket, Groot, Gamora and Drax, in addition to piles of unlockable ones such as Beta Ray Bill, a story co-written by comic-book scribe Dan Abnett and much more.

I know what you’re thinking so I’m happy to report that there are no In-App Purchases in this game and no Internet connection is required to play. Read More

 

MacPhun’s Cyber Monday: 40% off Mac photography suite and a $25 gift card

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 1, 2014

Like many other companies, MacPhun, a prolific developer of Mac, iPhone and iPad photography software, is having their Cyber Monday sale today which comes with notable discounts on some of its most popular photography apps.

You can now pick up MacPhun’s Mac photography suite for $129.99 instead of $210, that’s a cool 40 percent discount on Intensify Pro, Snapheal Pro, Focus Pro and Tonality Pro. Plus, they’ll treat you to a $25 iTunes/Amazon Gift Card. Read More

 

Twelve South’s Cyber Monday: 25 percent off BookBook cases for iPhones, iPads and Macs

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 1, 2014

Twelve South, a premium accessory maker that designs and builds cases, stands, chargers and other Apple-exclusive accessories, is having a Cyber Monday sale today.

Calling it the biggest BookBook sale ever, they’re taking 25% off all BookBook cases for iPhones, iPads and Macs and more, except for the Rutledge Edition finish.

Specifically, Twelve South’s iconic genuine leather BookBook cases for iPads, MacBooks and iPhones and the BookBook Travel Journal are all included in the promotion. The sale lasts today only and quantities are limited, so it’s good to move quickly on this. Read More

 

TaiG releases jailbreak for iOS 8.1.1

By Cody Lee on Nov 28, 2014

TaiG released a jailbreak for iOS 8.1.1 devices this morning, roughly two weeks after Apple closed the latest Pangu jailbreak by releasing iOS 8.1.1. For those unfamiliar with the TaiG team, they were behind the third-party Chinese app store-evad3rs controversy last fall.

It’s surprising that the team chose to release at this time, given that the previous jailbreak has only be defunct for a few weeks, and Apple is in the middle of testing iOS 8.2. But long-time jailbreak community patriarch MuscleNerd speculates that it likely had something to do with money. Read More

 

Blueprint of “iPad Air Plus” leaked by Japanese magazine

By Sébastien Page on Nov 28, 2014

Japanese magazine Mac Fan has leaked what appears to be the blueprint of what is referred to as the 12.2 inch iPad Air Plus, reports Macotakara. According to the January 2015 edition of the magazine, iPad Air Plus, as it is referred to, will be 305.31 mm x 220.8 mm x 7 mm and will be powered by the A9 processor. The device which has now long been rumored could be scheduled to ship between April and June 2015. Read More

 

Apple’s Black Friday kicks off with iTunes Gift Card deals on qualifying purchases

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 28, 2014

Apple this morning kicked off its Black Friday sale with $25-$100 (PRODUCT)RED iTunes Gift Cards on qualifying Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV and Beats by Dr. Dre purchases. Once your iTunes Gift Card has been redeemed, you can use your iTunes credit toward any purchase on the iTunes Store, including media and apps.

In addition to donating the proceeds from (RED) apps to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS until December 7, Apple will also automatically donate a portion of retail sales to the Global Fund to support the fight against AIDS. Read More

 

iDB’s ultimate Black Friday deals roundup: save big on iPhone, iPad, Beats, apps, and more

By Cody Lee on Nov 27, 2014

Black Friday is upon us, and for the next few days, hundreds of retailers will be offering significant discounts on a number of items in an effort to coerce customers into their stores on the busiest shopping weekend of the year. High definition televisions, cameras, and even various Apple products will be sold at rock-bottom prices.

But trying to keep up with who is offering what can prove to be a fairly overwhelming task, even for those who know what they’re doing, so iDB has decided to simplify things with a Black Friday deal roundup. Below you’ll find the best deals from top retailers on iPhones, iPads, Beats headphones, apps and much, much more. Read More

 

Readdle’s Black Friday promo slashes up to 50% off popular productivity apps

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 27, 2014

Readdle, the Ukrainian developer behind some of the best iOS productivity apps such as Calendars, PDF Expert and Scanner Pro, doesn’t do sales often.

But when they do, there must be a very good reason and I can’t think of a better reason than Black Friday.

Starting on Thursday, November 27 and lasting 48 hours only, Readdle’s premium productivity applications are available discounted by up to 50 percent. In addition to discounts on Calendars 5, Scanner Pro, PDF Expert 5, Printer Pro and PDF Converter, their Ultimate Productivity Bundle has been marked down, too. Read More

 

Pixelmator for Mac and iPad go half price in Black Friday sale

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 27, 2014

Pixelmator, the powerful Photoshop replacement for the Mac and iPad, has gone half price ahead of Black Friday tomorrow. Sébastien yesterday posted a running list of iOS apps and games on sale this week, but Pixelmator definitely deserve’s a post of its own due to its tremendous popularity and quality.

This capable image editor features full support for the latest Yosemite and iOS 8 Continuity technologies such as Handoff and iCloud Drive. The Mac edition of Pixelmator has been marked down to $14.99.

The app normally costs $29.99 so you can save fifteen bucks if you purchase it discounted. And Pixelmator for iPad, which debuted in the App Store a month ago, is still just $4.99 as the team extended launch promotion for another week. Read More

 
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