Well, if you were looking for a week where productivity apps were blowing up, this is your week. Whether you want an awesome calendar, some inbox management, task lists, or more, the App Store is where you need to be with a few tips from us. But, since all work and no play makes MacLifers dull kids, we've also got a little gaming action to hook you and reward you with some fun times to go with all your hard work.
The so-called iPhone 6 is back in the news today, thanks to some lovingly detailed photo leaks from a luxury device supplier more than happy to show off just a few of the changes Apple may have in store for us next month. Readers can also kick off the weekend with a big App Store sale on productivity titles, along with a minor iTunes update that stomps out a few podcast bugs — it's all in this edition of the MacLife.com Morning Report!
At least two very different kinds of development studios are having great sales on their apps. One will make you more productive, making tasks simpler, keeping you on schedule, turning paper into PDFs, while the other will give you some fun for all the time you've freed up. It's a win-win scenario for you, dear reader.
The App Store is six years old this week, and developers everywhere are celebrating with substantial discounts on popular apps. You can join in the celebration yourself by taking advantage of some of the offers, but act soon! A handful of the deals will only be around for a day or so.
We hope everyone had a safe and fun holiday yesterday and didn't miss our Price Drop column. Since you were all probably out and about, we thought we'd hold the deals until today. Now that you're here, let's take a look at those deal.
We've got some games and we've got a couple productivity apps, but what we've really got this week is savings. Whether you roll with nature or roll with the punches, there's something in this week's slashed prices that's sure to fit your outlook. So let's get in there.
It's a 99 cent bonanza this week. Yes, that's the going price for lots of great apps that normally fetch quite a bit more than that. We've got an app or two that go a little over, but plenty that go under too, so if you're looking to save some money, you've come to the right place.
As if timed with WWDC, Apple makes a hugely visually appealing game its free App of the Week. You get one look at this title and you think, whew, developers are going to go crazy mad with Swift and iOS 8. I can't wait to see how games like this grow. Nicely played. Meanwhile, we've got a few titles that aren't so heavy on the graphics, but are straight up fun with an emphasis on the free, so let's dive in. And for you productivity or shutterbug types, we've got a couple things for you too.
Summer is coming, school days are ending, so we skipped all the educational apps that are seeing major price drops this week. If you're interested, there are plenty out there, but school's out, school's out, teacher let the monkeys out. So these monkeys want to play and they want to go on vacation, so let's see what we can do for them.