Halfbrick is one of the most consistently great iOS game developers in the industry, so you’d be foolish to pass up on this limited time offer. As of this week, every Halfbrick game has gone temporarily free on the App Store, from the classic Fruit Ninja to the recently released Colossatron. The other free titles include Shrek crossover Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots, endless runner Monster Dash, the sea creature-tossing Fish Out Of Water and the bullet-riddled Age of Zombies. More →
Dozens of paid apps are made available for free for a limited time each day as developers fight for exposure, but only a small handful — if that — are worthy of your attention. Sometimes it’s because they offer great functionality, sometimes it’s because they feature beautiful designs, and sometimes it’s because they offer tremendous value.
Today, we have three paid apps to tell you about that each hit one or more of these important points, and they’re all available to download for free right now. As is always the case, however, these sales are only available for a limited time. If you see something you like, be sure to download it right away. More →
Instagram and other similar photo-sharing apps are great because they allow just about anyone to quickly and easily add beautiful filters to their photos that dramatically enhance their look. As sleek as all these photos now are, however, they’re starting to all look the same. As such, unique photo editors that pop up from time to time are becoming increasingly important because they provide some differentiation between your photos and the images shared by everyone else in your various timelines.
Now, one such app — TapnSlice — has been made available for free for a limited time. More →
We all spent last week rushing around trying to find the perfect gift for Father’s Day, and now it’s time to sit back and enjoy a gift for ourselves. App developers have a hard time competing for exposure now that there are about 115,000 applications in Apple’s iOS App Store, but one of the best ways to get some attention is to make your paid app free for a limited time. We’re always on the lookout for great paid apps that go on sale, and today we have four solid ones to share with you.
Remember, these apps are free to download only for a limited time. They were all free at the time this post was published, but these sales could end at any moment — so if you see something you like, you should click through to the App Store and download it immediately. More →
A new patent discovered by AppleInsider describes one way the iPad could get smarter, and that’s by using new Smart Cover accessories that would be able to display notifications, thus eliminating user’s need to continuously open the cover and check for emails, messages and other notifications. More →
Apple CEO Tim Cook announced during his recent WWDC 2014 keynote presentation that his company’s App Store is now home to more than 1.2 million apps. By our estimation, approximately 1.19 million of them are list apps. Ok, perhaps the actual figure isn’t quite that high, but list apps need to offer users a unique feature set in order to separate themselves from the crowd.
Many apps look to do that by dumping in tons of features that might ultimately overwhelm the user and cause confusion. List One takes a different approach: It keeps functionality simple and straightforward, but allows users to customize the look and feel of their lists. More →
Apple unveiled iOS 8 earlier today during its big WWDC 2014 keynote, and it said during the show that the first beta version of its new mobile software would be released to developers later on Monday. As promised, iOS 8 beta 1 is now live in Apple’s iOS developer portal with build number 12A4265u, and it’s ready to be downloaded to your compatible iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. More →
Apple took the wraps off of its huge iOS 8 update just moments ago, but developers won’t have to wait much longer to take the brand new mobile platform for a spin. During Monday’s Worldwide Developer Conference keynote, Apple gave the world a preview of the hot new mobile software that will launch to the public this fall. In the meantime, “developers” will have access to the new software beginning today. Developers is in quotes, of course, because anyone and everyone who pays $99 for an iOS developer account has access to the new iOS 8 beta software. More →
If there’s a better way to start June than by downloading a handful of awesome paid iPhone apps for free, I don’t know what it is. With WWDC 2014 about to get underway, many developers are celebrating by offering their apps for free for a limited time. As many of you are well aware, we here at BGR love sharing news of high-quality free apps that go on sale. Buying apps is important if you want to support developers and help ensure that they’ll launch great new apps down the road, but who are we to complain if they’re going to give the milk away for free every now and then? More →
Though Apple’s iPad business is still healthy, having shipped 16.4 million units and generated $7.6 billion in revenue in the most recent quarter, that business could be in big trouble, largely from Apple itself. More →
Popular iOS game Dots, a puzzle game that offers a very addictive gameplay, now has an even more interesting sequel that will let players enjoy a story-based game experience, making the game less about competing for a high score and more about enjoying a more immersive experience. More →
Smartphones have been around for quite some time but truth be told, they weren’t terribly smart until the advent of on-device app stores. Apps had existed before, of course, but finding them and installing them was a huge pain that involved dealing with awful sites like Handango and then transferring files from your PC to a phone, so most people didn’t bother.
App stores changed all that and turned smartphones into devices that are always morphing, gaining new functionality with each app we install. The capabilities we’re now afforded are priceless — but they’re even better when the price is free. More →
In an interview during Re/code’s Code Conference, Apple’s senior vice president Eddy Cue echoed Tim Cook’s earlier references to the company’s product line for 2014, further building up anticipation for the devices Apple will launch in the second half of the year. More →