Thursday is a new day and with it, new paid iPhone and iPad apps have been made available for free for a limited time. Solid paid apps on sale for free have been a bit scarce this week, but things definitely picked up on Thursday and we’ve put together a great list of seven iPhone and iPad apps that are normally worth a combined $56, but you can download each and every one of them for free right now if you hurry. More →
GT Advanced Technologies’ unexpected Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing might spell trouble for Apple’s iPhone-related sapphire plans, KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo said in a note to customers seen by AppleInsider. The analyst, who accurately predicted many details about unreleased Apple products in the past, says GTAT’s problems won’t affect Apple’s Apple Watch production plans, but that they may impact Apple’s future iPhone production plans. More →
Apple’s iPhone 6 models have been recently criticized for bending in certain places following a specific kind of applied pressure, but a newly discovered patent seems to indicate that some of Apple’s future mobile devices may indeed come with screen-bending features that are anything but an accident. Awarded on October 7th and first discovered by AppleInsider, U.S. patent No. 8,855,727 describes mobile devices with flexible displays that can be bent to trigger certain content-repeated features. More →
When it comes to taking photos, the iPhone 6 sets the standard on how great a smartphone camera can be. And for those of you who love taking great panoramic pictures, it gets even better: Cycloramic has just issued an updated version that’s specific to the iPhone 6 that will let you rotate the device around as it’s snapping pictures.
It goes without saying that the original iPhone blew away the tech world when it was first unveiled in 2007. However, the development of the device was such a secret that not even all of Apple’s hardware engineers were allowed to test out the finished product that ran iOS. The Next Web points out that Apple actually developed an ugly, dumbed-down version of iOS known as “Skankphone” software that Apple engineers used to test out the device’s hardware capabilities to prevent leaks of the final UI design. As you might expect, this decoy user interface looked absolutely hideous. More →
We have shared well over $100 worth of paid iPhone and iPad apps this week that were made available for free for a limited time, but the week isn’t over just yet. While there have definitely been a few gems in our earlier installments — and some of them are still free if you hurry — we wanted to finish the week particularly strong. We’ve combed through the App Store today to bring you seven solid paid iOS apps that are all free downloads right now, and there are a few very well-reviewed and highly rated apps to be had. More →
After a long beta testing period (which apparently wasn’t long enough) that began at WWDC, Apple finally released iOS 8 to the public earlier this month. The new software adds tons of great new features to Apple’s iPhones, iPads and iPod touch devices, but a quick glance at the top app charts in Apple’s iOS App Store will show you that one of the most hotly anticipated new features is definitely the addition of third-party keyboard support.
Millions of people have tried keyboards from well-known developers such as Swype and SwiftKey, but there are plenty of keyboard apps floating around that you might not know about. Here, we’ve collected six of the most fun and crazy iOS 8 keyboard options out there, and each and every one will spice up your messages much more than a boring QWERTY keyboard ever will. More →
Apple’s iOS 8 has plenty of strengths and weaknesses, but the fact that the platform gives users complete control over which apps and services can access potentially sensitive data is definitely a strength. Apple has shown in recent years that it takes privacy seriously, and this is evident to anyone with an iOS device each and every time a new app; no apps can gain access to things like location data, contacts, photos or even an iOS device’s microphone unless the user grants the app permission in a pop-up.
For some privacy settings, however, iPhone and iPad users need to take a more active approach if privacy is a top priority. More →
We shared seven paid iPhone and iPad apps worth $37 total on Wednesday, and a few of them can still be downloaded for free if you hurry. Now, however, we have another batch of iOS apps on sale that will save you even more money. Worth a combined $78, today’s batch spans from photo editors and a travel companion to a pricey email app and a couple of games. As always, however, these sales could end at any time, so they’re only free if you hurry. More →
The new iPhone 6 models aren’t the only iOS handsets selling well, as many people are more than happy to purchase a cheaper used iPhone model. However, one problem with the used devices selling in various places is that they might be stolen, or still accidentally protected by Apple’s Find My iPhone features. In such cases, the active Activation Lock iOS security feature will prevent buyers from using an iOS device without using the original Apple ID and password in order to activate it. But iDownloadBlog has discovered that Apple released a new online tool that lets users check whether Activation Lock is active on an iOS device. More →
Another day, another batch of nifty paid iPhone and iPad apps that are now free downloads for a limited time. Tuesday brought a batch of six solid apps worth nearly $50 combined (some of them are still free), and now we have seven more paid apps worth $37 altogether that are all completely free right now — but only if you hurry! More →