With iOS 8's great new features, lots of apps are updating in your App Store (you may have even found the App Store hard to connect to lately). Some apps are just updating for the new OS and some are actively integrating the tools of the new OS, and some — best of all — are also cutting prices while integrating those tools. A fair share of this week's apps hit that sweet last category, but there are also plenty more sales that are just good deals anyway.
It’s iPhone release week, and while not a heavy span for prominent new game releases, there are still a few well worth checking out — including the wonderfully absurd Goat Simulator, plus intriguing free-to-play entries like Beach Buggy Racing and Plunder Pirates. And be sure to install any lingering game updates you might have, as many top games are being enhanced for the iPhone 6 and iOS 8.
It's commonly thought that a significant number of people use Android-powered devices over iPhones on account of the larger screens on handsets made by Samsung and other companies; Apple hopes it can win them back with the release of the iPhone 6. To that end (and a day ahead of the public release of iOS 8), the company today released a guide for former Android users that teaches them how to migrate their data to their new, larger iPhones.
Last week was relatively quiet for new apps, presumably as developers got their hands on the gold master of iOS 8 and started preparing for an avalanche of updates ahead of the new iPhone. But don't worry: There's still plenty of cool stuff to be found, including a recent Disney storybook app, updates to your favorite Google apps, and even a Microsoft entertainment app for keeping tabs on your favorite celebrities. Be sure to come back next week for our roundup of the best iOS 8 apps!
It’s another great-looking week for new iPhone and iPad games, with highlights including the big-name runner Spider-Man Unlimited, role-playing classic Dragon Quest I, and NFL Kicker 15, while exciting indies like Fotonica, Phantom Rift, and Chronology shouldn’t be ignored amidst the pack. Give these brand-new releases a look, and then check back here next Thursday for more.
Apple's big media event is almost upon us, but before you get distracted by shiny new toys, we've got another great roundup of new and updated apps that started touching down in the App Store over the last week. There's a little something for everyone including a few search and travel apps, plus a great new way to make photo collages from any iOS device. It's all ahead in this week's New App Recap!
Premium console ports are a big draw in this week’s iPhone and iPad game release barrage, with World War I adventure Valiant Hearts: The Great War and stealth-action affair CounterSpy both turning heads on the App Store. And Angry Birds Stella is certainly a huge debut, even if it mines the familiar formula once more. Scope these games out and then check back next week for even more.
Well, this is it, people. When next we meet to discuss discount apps, the curtains will have parted for Apple's latest release, and maybe if you're really, really lucky some of you will be reading this on iOS 8 Gold Master powered devices. All we can say for sure right now is that we have some great discounts this week, so it's time to stock up on some freebies and cheapies so you have all your money ready for next week.
Nokia might not have won many hearts in the smartphone space, but the Wall Street Journal reports that the Finnish company is now hoping it can attract your attention with its soon-to-be-released revamped HERE maps application. That's a tough gambit, especially considering how thoroughly Apple Maps and Google Maps dominate the space, but Nokia might be able to pull it off on the basis of one feature alone — it'll support offline maps without the need to download them beforehand.