2K’s best iOS games are on sale, starting with BioShock at $3 and more

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 25, 2015

Publisher 2K Games is having a killer Spring Sale deal on its premium 2014 releases in the App Store, reports TouchArcade. Avid gamers can now grab triple-As at a sharp discount, for a limited time. iPhone and iPad titles like BioShock, NBA 2K15, NHL 2K and others are now available starting at just three bucks each.

BioShock for iOS, for example, can be now yours in exchange for $2.99, down sharply from its usual asking price of $10.99. This is actually the first time BioShock has been discounted below five bucks since its release on the App Store. Read More

 

App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for March 24

By Cody Lee on Mar 24, 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’s selections include some great app deals and a handful of new games you won’t want to miss. Read More

 

App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for March 23

By Cody Lee on Mar 23, 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’s picks include some solid discounts and updates for some great apps. Read More

 

App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for March 20

By Cody Lee on Mar 20, 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’s picks include a ton of free games to help you get through the weekend. Read More

 

Firewatch preview: stunning mystery adventure for Mac set in Wyoming wilderness

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 20, 2015

If you own a Mac, the name of developer Panic may ring a bell. What do you mean ‘no’? This Portland, Oregon based studio is responsible for some well-known Mac utilities, such as the FTP app called Transmit (now available on iOS as well) and the brilliant web editor Coda, to name but a few.

Anyways, Panic has provided the funds to launch a small but scrappy new game studio, Campo Santo. And Panic and Campo’s inaugural Mac game called Firewatch will be a sight to behold, that’s for sure.

A mere glance at this eye-candy of a game tells you that Firewatch is going to be something special, an atmospheric adventure bound to push the envelope in terms of both graphics and storytelling. Read More

 

App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for March 19

By Cody Lee on Mar 19, 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’s picks include some great new games such as TouchTone, SwapQuest, and more. Read More

 

Apple reportedly doing away with antivirus apps in the App Store

By Cody Lee on Mar 19, 2015

Apple has decided to eliminate the category of anti-virus and anti-malware products from the App Store, according to security firm Intego.  The company announced this week that Apple informed them of their decision after pulling their app ‘VirusBarrier for iOS.’

“To be clear, this wasn’t an action directed specifically at Intego, we were one of several companies affected by Apple’s decision,” writes Intego’s Jeff Erwin. Erwin adds that users will continue to get virus definition updates, but there will be no more updates to the app. Read More

 

Apple names Dark Echo its Free App of the Week

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 19, 2015

Apple’s editorial team has named Dark Echo by RAC7 Games its latest Free App of the Week, meaning the $1.99 game will be available at no cost until next Thursday, March 26.

Dark Echo is a minimalist puzzle game in which you use sound to explore mysterious environments and escape from an unseen evil through eighty ominous levels. Read More

 

Swifty helps you learn to code in Swift directly from your iPhone

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 19, 2015

Want to learn to code in Apple’s new programming language, Swift? There’s now an app for that, too! Swifty for the iPhone and iPad may be the best introduction to programming you’ve ever used.

Created by develop Johannes Berger, not only is the iOS app a great insight into Apple’s new programming language for third-party iOS and OS X development, but a comprehensive guide which will tech you Swift basics and coding with more than two-hundred interactive lectures. Read More

 

OmniOutliner for iPad goes universal

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 19, 2015

OmniOutliner for iOS has gone universal and is now available on both the iPhone and iPad, The Omni Group announced today. Previously an iPad-only affair, Omni Outliner 2.3 now lets you work with your outlines on the iPhone and iPod touch as well.

Although developers wanted to bring the app to the Apple smartphone for years, getting a robust syncing solution in place and modernizing the iPad app took much longer than expected — hence the unfathomable delay. Read More

 

Sadistic robots in Carrot Weather taunt you when it’s going to rain

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 19, 2015

If you’re a fan of Carrot Fit which berates you for keeping or gaining any weight or Carrot Alarm that gets mad at you if you don’t wake up when your alarm goes off, you’re going to have a field day with Carrot Weather.

The $2.99 iPhone and iPad application, like other Carrot offerings, is centered around a sadistic digital assistant that’s more HAL 9000 than Siri and frequently refers to humans as “meatballs”.

As you might have guessed by now, Carrot Weather is a weather app with a personality and attitude. But don’t let that put you off: Carrot Weather provides eerily accurate weather data you can trust, spiced up with some hilariously twisted forecasts. Read More

 

Sony’s new PlayStation Vue streaming TV service coming to iPad soon

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 19, 2015

Yesterday, Sony launched its long-anticipated streaming television service called PlayStation Vue in select markets like Chicago, New York City and Philadelphia. The online video subscription service doesn’t require a cable or satellite subscription.

It will be initially available on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 consoles and is coming to Apple’s iPad “in the near future,” the Japanese giant has confirmed. Read More

 

Major Pixelmator for iPad update brings new watercolor painting mode, brushes and more

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 19, 2015

Pixelmator for iPad, the closes thing to a full-blown Photoshop tablet alternative, today received a massive update. Aptly codenamed Aquarelle, it’s all about bringing watercolor painting features based on some pretty unique technology that can replicate real-life watercolor brushes.

In addition to a dozen artist-designed watercolor brushes and watercolor painting technology which allows creating real-life-looking watercolor paintings, Pixelmator 1.1 sports an optimized engine with up to two times faster painting performance, support for third-party styluses with enhanced pressure sensitivity features and much more.  Read More

 

Google Maps gains full-screen mode, transit line colors, voice search improvements and more

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 19, 2015

Google Maps last evening received another update which has brought out a couple noteworthy new features.

The application can now render maps in full-screen mode to maximize screen real estate and provide colored transit lines when retrieving transit directions. To access maps in full-screen mode, just tap an empty spot on the map. Read More

 

Review: create iTunes affiliate links with Blink for iPhone and iPad

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 19, 2015

Whenever you click or tap on a link which leads to an iPhone/iPad/Mac app in the App Store/Mac App Store, or a movie, TV show episode or electronic book carried on iTunes, we earn a very small commission fee on each sale coming from that link.

Though not much, these things add up and anything that helps us run the site and keep the lights on for you guys is worth the effort from our standpoint.

For those not in the know, anyone can sign up to become an iTunes affiliate partner. Too bad Apple’s web application for generating affiliate links is so tedious and a pain in the you-know-what.

Introducing Blink (or Better Affiliate Links) from Squibner, a nifty little iPhone and iPad application which eliminates the hassle of manually creating iTunes affiliate links with your own tokens and campaign tags. Read More

 

App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for March 18

By Cody Lee on Mar 18, 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’s selections include some great freebies and new games to try. Read More

 

Launcher is back on App Store as Apple’s stance on widget restrictions softens

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 18, 2015

Launcher, a tremendously useful iOS application by Greg Gardner for creating app, web and contact shortcuts available from a widget inside the Notification Center, is now back on the App Store following a six-month hiatus. The update is still propagating and it should hit all App Stores worldwide in the coming hours.

The original app was short-lived.

Following its App Store debut on September 17 of last year, the day iOS 8 was released, Apple removed Launcher just a week later citing a misuse of widget functionality.

Thankfully, the re-released app continues to offer the same features like its predecessor, indicating Apple may have softened its stance on launching other apps via the Today view of iOS 8’s Notification Center. Read More

 

China Unicom and China Telecom to carry cellular versions of iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 on March 27

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 18, 2015

Wireless carriers China Telecom and China Unicom have begun offering Apple’s iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 to its customers for the first time, the two firms announced in press releases issued Wednesday.

The iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 flavors sold by the carriers have support for the TD-LTE and FDD-LTE wireless standards used in China. Read More

 

Modern Combat 5 goes free, gains MFi controller support, new multiplayer, Support soldiers, more

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 18, 2015

In addition to going free for the first time (regularly a $4 value), a barrage of new features have been added to Modern Combat 5 in a brand new Spring update to Gameloft’s excellent war shooter (an App Store Best of 2014).

Now available in the App Store, Modern Combat 5: Blackout version 1.2 finally supports ‘Made for iPhone’ game controllers, both form-fitting and extended variants.

There’s a brand new multiplayer mode available called Zone Control in which you must capture and defend areas to boost your score. Other improvements include new weapons and character classes and additional character customization. Read More

 

App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for March 17

By Cody Lee on Mar 17, 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’s picks include deals such as Geekbench 3 for free, TextExpander 3 for $1 and more. Read More

 
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