Who wants some free apps? While not everything in this week's New App Recap qualifies, we've got a pretty great assortment of freebies to brighten up your Monday, starting with the updated Microsoft Office apps, now optimized for iPhone. There's also a new app for tipping anyone you can take a photo of; fresh updates for Google Maps, weather, and mobile image retouching apps; and even a way to control lighting while on the go with just a few taps. Our weekly gallery awaits!
Apple is kicking the week off on an upbeat note, at least for former iPhone owners who have been suffering with the loss of SMS text messages after forgetting to disable iMessage. Our Monday Morning Report has the details on a new web app for correcting this issue, along with a new jailbreak for iOS 8 and the arrival of another beloved mobile app making the jump to Mac OS X. Click, read, and enjoy!
We’ve got a diverse array of new iOS game releases on tap this week, including the ponderous The Sailor’s Dream from Simogo, deep dive iPad strategy game Battle World: Kronos, and a couple of silly diversions in the form of Bitcoin Billionaire and Super Secret Service. And if you’re planning on seeing Big Hero 6 this weekend, there’s a free companion game that looks like solid fun.
The Eclipse TD-M1 is not a cheap pair of speakers; in fact, the thought of dropping $1,300 on them gives us the cold sweats. But ease of use, stylish good looks, and a gorgeous sound make Eclipse’s TD-M1s worth considering.
It’s still not easy to handle the spidery (though well-balanced) control scheme, but Modern Combat 5: Blackout proves once again that tablets and phones can do console-style first-person shooters with aplomb. As with its predecessors, Blackout sports cutting-edge graphics, a generic but solid single-player campaign, and a deep multiplayer experience.
By all accounts, we've got at least three more months of Apple Watch rumors to endure, and very likely more than that — but the most recent report is at least practical enough to get a sense of how Apple may be planning to price the wearable device. Our Wednesday Morning Report also has a pair of deals on unlimited storage for your mobile devices, but be sure to read the fine print before diving in.
Our Tuesday Morning Report has a great deal for iPhone and iPad users looking for somewhere to store large quantities of videos in the cloud, thanks to a first anniversary celebration from RealPlayer Cloud. Developers also received first patch betas for OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.1 yesterday, and we've also got details on a new Apple engineering office in Seattle, of all places. Read on for the details!
November is here and that means holiday deals are right around the corner — but you won't have to wait until Thanksgiving to start racking up the savings, because our first New App Recap of the month is almost entirely made up of free apps that will allow readers to buy tacos, keep tabs on their health and finances, message friends, drive safer, sticker photos, and keep up with the news. Don't delay, dive into the newest apps and start downloading!
Happy Halloween! There's nothing too spooky about our final Morning Report for the month of October, unless you're an Apple shareholder or Samsung — in which case our Friday edition is likely to be full of ghosts and goblins guaranteed to keep you up late tonight. Enter our haunted house of tech news, if you dare!
Star Wars: Galactic Defense is easily the biggest-name launch this week, offering the sci-fi favorite’s first take on the tower defense genre, but intriguing newcomers like Woah Dave!, Grey Cubes, and Twisty Hollow are also worth a look. And we’ve got a couple of Halloween-appropriate games in the mix, as well. Give these a look (and a listen), and then check back next Thursday for more.