Save some dolla dolla bills, y'all! We've got some great deals for you this week including a MacBook for under $500. Yeah, you read that right. And you want gear to pimp out your iOS devices? We've got that too, so let's see what's on the price cut chopping block.
Caring for your first baby is a lot like caring for your first car: You never want to leave its side, can’t wait to show it off to your friends (but won’t leave them alone with it), delicately wash it, and take notice of every new sound. And like new car owners, first-time parents can be a bit neurotic about every fluid leak and fill-up. Since you'll want to keep your baby as finely tuned as possible, you’ll need to keep track of everything that happens. Pencil and paper may work fine for gearheads, but parents need a bit more horsepower. For bumper to bumper coverage, Total Baby is miles ahead of the competition.
Who doesn’t want their brain punched in the face? Puzzlejuice makes the bizarre prospect a lot more fun than it sounds by combining aspects of Tetris and Boggle into one real pressure-cooker of a puzzler. Matching colored blocks and chaining letters to quickly clear the screen as red, turquoise, and yellow hell rains down from above adds a dizzying twist to a familiar formula -- one that’s bound to titillate puzzle addicts and word nerds alike.
Have you noticed that every other tweet or posting on Facebook seems to be a link to another video that someone would like you to watch? And what about all those YouTube channels you subscribe to? You can hardly keep track of it all. Thankfully, Frequency’s trying to make your life easier by gathering all these clips (and a lot more beyond those) in one location.
Gamers who remember multiplayer first-person shooter matches in the days before broadband will feel right at home with Battlefield 3: Aftershock, as everything from a relative dearth of ways to play to lag-filled matches are present here.
We got a big weekend's worth of deals here as we roll into the biggest shopping weekend of the new year -- President's Day? Apparently so, as lots of app developers are offering you cut rate deals on top shelf apps in a fit of patriotic pricing we're at a loss to explain. Don't question the deals, just take advantage of them. It's what Honest Abe would have wanted.
Welcome to another thrilling rendition of Free App Friday. While the new Messages beta for OS X is what's on everyone's minds (and you can read Susie's first impressions about the beta app here), maybe there's some of you out there who don't want to text message with your Apple ID and would rather employ your Google Voice number instead. BigPhone Lite is a free Mac App that lets you utilize Google Voice from your computer. So now, when you're engrossed in an angry text fight, you don't have to get frustrated that you can't get your point across fast enough.
I remember writing school reports on a typewriter. Almost thirty years later I'm typing this review directly onto the screen of a computer barely thicker than the comic books I read when I should have been working on those reports. Maybe science is magic? Phraseology is a surprisingly useful word processing app for the iPad. It's not a viable replacement to a computer running Word or Pages, but if you need to churn out some verbiage on the go and don't have a laptop, Phraseology is more than up for the job.
Beer enthusiasts come in all stripes. Whether you have a taste for quantity or quality, there’s plenty of common ground to be found in the App Store. We’ve rounded up eight awesome universal iOS apps for beer-minded folk.
In our first The Best weekly column entry, we shine a light on SoundHound, a Shazam competitor that bests its better-known rival via speedier song recognition and the fantastic ability to ID tracks that you sing or hum.