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 →
Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a recent interview that the company is working on products that haven’t been covered in rumors yet, and a patent recently awarded to the company serves as a great reminder. Called Interactive holographic display device, the patent describes ways to show interactive holograms using an advanced touchscreen display on certain devices, a technology that could someday be included in future iPhone, iPad or Mac products. More →
Yesterday’s batch of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free had a few solid options on it, and some of them are still available for free if you hurry. Today, however, we have a fresh batch of nifty apps — six in total — that are normally worth a combined $47 but are all free downloads for a limited time. More →
Jawbone might have started as a Bluetooth headset company, but it’s now also the maker of the best fitness tracker in the world. We gave the UP24 that honor for a number of reasons, and the band’s fantastic accompanying software sits somewhere near the top. Not everyone wants to wear a fitness tracker though, and now you don’t have to: Jawbone has released a new version of its great app that makes use of iOS 8’s new Healthkit features and doesn’t require any separate hardware. More →
Another week, another slew of awesome paid iPhone and iPad apps that will go on sale for free for a limited time. How can you find the best ones out there without having to sift through all the junk? Why, that’s our job, of course. To make Monday slightly less painful for you, we’ve scoured the app store and put together a list of seven nifty apps worth a combined $70 that can all be had for free if you hurry. More →
Another week is drawing to a close, but we can’t let our readers start their weekends without one last round of paid iPhone and iPad apps that are currently available for free for a limited time. Beyond the few apps from yesterday’s post that can still be downloaded at no charge, we have a fresh batch of seven apps worth a combined $41 that are all absolutely free for a limited time. More →
Although there’s been a lot of coverage this week on whether or not the iPhone 6 Plus bends too much, we should recall that this isn’t the first time Apple has been hit with a “scandal” after the launch of a new flagship device. In fact, the last three non-“S” iterations of the iPhone — the iPhone 4, the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 6 — all drew scrutiny for flaws that generated a firestorm of media attention. More →