For years Apple fans have clamored for Nintendo to bring its catalog of vintage games to iOS, and though that’s not likely to happen anytime soon, the arrival of Shovel Knight on Mac might be the next-best thing. Clearly inspired by the games of yesteryear, Shovel Knight feels like a lost classic from Nintendo’s 8-bit glory days in the best ways possible.
Let's face it: The odds of us ordering a bunch of stuff online that we really don't need for dirt cheap prices this week and next are pretty high, so this week's New App Recap is kicking off with one of the best ways to keep tabs on all those packages heading to your doorstep. We've also got some great solutions for managing contacts, starting a group, ordering food from around the country, sharing our mood, and scribbling up seasonal ideas. Let's kick off our Thanksgiving edition right now!
We're getting pre-pre-Black Thursday action going on here, so we know the deals long in advance. Meanwhile, Yosemite and iOS 8 have been updated, and there's new Apple Watch news. But what's the latest happening in Arizona? And that Steve Jobs picture no one wants the title part for? Looks like it's gone the way of the original click wheel iPod.
A long-standing classic app goes free as Apple's App of the Week potentially saving you $30, and if that savings isn't enough to get you over to the App Store, we've got a good round up of games and more to save you cash and bring joy to your life. What more could you want?
Last week brought a nice stack of impressive-looking iOS games, and this week is somehow even better. Online MOBA-style action game Vainglory and tower defense prequel Kingdom Rush Origins are the big ones, but small indies like Sunburn! and Crossy Road both seem super charming, and it’s hard to ignore a new Call of Duty experience. Will there be any notable games left for Thanksgiving week? (Who cares? Play these now.)
This week, all our refurb Mac deals are from this year. With the approaching Black Friday deals coming up, there will be some pretty sweet pricing coming down the pike on Cupertino's line of products, so rather than offer you the lowest price models from 2012, it's the newest refurbs out there. So start your holiday shopping earlier than the mobs and hook up with some deals right now.
They say time flies when you're having fun, and that means it's already time for another great batch of apps! This week's edition of the New App Recap features some slick updates to favorites like Aviary, Opera Mini, VUDU Player, and VSCO Cam as well as a way to restore T9 typing on your iOS device, manage all those holiday gift cards, or even keep tabs on what's new with the Ebola outbreak. (Yikes!) Check out your weekly gallery of what's new, right here!
Lot of security questions going on this week and expectations of new devices going into the holiday season. What's this about big security flaws people have found in iOS devices? Could there be trouble in Cupertino's paradise? Nah, but you should still be careful. That and more as the holiday season begins gearing up with Black Friday news in this week's roundup of the hottest stories for Apple fans.
Some big names gracing our Price Drop this week, as well as some smaller ones. We've got some games that'll keep your digits busy and some apps that will help you organize your life. It's all about your priorities. So let's dive right tin and see what good sword play and good sleep look like, apptivated.
Just as the impending holiday season means huge games for consoles and computers, this is one of the biggest weeks for new iOS games we’ve seen in a long time. The iOS version of strategy favorite XCOM: Enemy Within leads the charge, while Space Age and Framed are both strong-looking originals, and the expansion for Monument Valley is a welcome addition to one of the year’s best games.