iWork for iCloud just got a little more useful today after Apple updated the software with several new features, uncluding support for eight new languages and the addition of more than 50 new fonts to the existing collection. Generally the changes affect Apple's cloud-based productivity suite across the board, and you can find them in iWork's cloud versions of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote.
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.)
Apple spent all that money on Beats earlier this year, and they really, really want you to see what the service has to offer. And just to ensure that you have no excuse not to try it out, the company's reportedly going to start bundling it with iOS starting sometime next year. According to the Financial Times, that could happen as early as March.
Resentment has been growing against apps that call themselves "free" but bulge with in-app purchases and related microtransactions, and today Apple altered a bit of its wording on the App Store apparently in response to that sentiment. If only it weren't so awkward. Apps and games that used to read "Free" in the button reserved for prices with paid apps now display "Get," which seems inelegant to, say, "Download" or "Install."
Fresh from successful and well-produced iOS ports of Gemini Rue and The Shivah, point-and-click adventure maker Wadjet Eye Games has shifted its gaze to the Blackwell series that made the company’s name. Once again it does not disappoint. These are smart, witty, thoughtful tales of ghostly intrigue, and each is better than the last.
Apple may have claimed that it was "opening up" to developers during this year's WWDC, but it appears to be struggling with this concept when it comes to widgets for iOS 8's Notification Center. First there was PCalc's calculator, which Apple backed down from removing following a social media uproar. Now it's asking note-taking app Neato to remove the keyboard that lets its users take notes within the widget itself.
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.