With the App Store getting ready for the annual holiday break at the end of the year, developers are going crazy with the discounts. We've got some seriously big name titles and some big name houses slashing prices deep and often across the board, so let's stop wasting time and get right to it, because some of these will be gone before you know it.
Here it is: the last big iOS game release barrage in 2014. We may still see a couple things sneak out, but with the holidays ahead, the App Store is ready to take a weeklong snooze. Luckily, we’ve got some big-name releases to choose from: Papers, Please for iPad, as well as free new SimCity and Brothers in Arms games. Check these out and loop back on some of the other intriguing games we’ve covered this year, and we’ll be back in early January to resume our weekly release recaps!
Since 2009, foodies have coveted Foursquare as the best way to find and share favorite haunts. But earlier this year the company boldly evicted the second half of that equation, putting rival Yelp squarely on notice in the process.
This week's edition of the New App Recap is really bringing our A-game: There's not a single update in the batch! Readers will have plenty to choose from for the holidays, whether you want to make a personalized Santa video for the kids, conjure up a fun custom video with music, send someone a surprise, message more intimately, or have full control over your PDF files. We're in the ho-ho-holiday spirit, so here are eight apps to help get you in the same mood!
As always, we've got your games covered in the week's best price drops but we also like to help out those who want to be productive or those who want to do a little photo editing. So this week, we hit all three of those and set you up with some great deals on some great apps. We even have a little something to get you in the holiday spirit.
Apple’s holiday release cutoff is nearing, which means developers are chomping at the bit to get their games in the App Store before Christmas. As such, we’ve got a high-profile slate of new games in this week’s roundup, including entries from big franchises like Borderlands and Marvel Comics, as well as intriguing original options like Seabeard and Highrise Heroes. Scope these out and then check back in a week for more.
Productivity apps tend to be too rigid about scheduling events — a problem Timeful deftly manages to overcome. In addition to events and to-do items, this free iPhone app also encourages good habits, gently helping users find time for personal goals like exercise. The app does this by proactively protecting pockets of time in your day, even on shared calendars.
A rendezvous in Paris. A pause in Bucharest. An incident in Astrakhan. 80 Days challenges you to beat the famous record set by Phileas Fogg in Jules Verne’s novel Around the World in 80 Days. The difference here, however, is that this is a steampunk alternate historical setting, and one that mixes strategy and adventure to create one of the most fascinating experiences on iOS.
The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and we've got a bevy of new and updated apps coming to the rescue in this week's edition of the New App Recap. We'll kick things off with a personal shopping assistant, a new way to communicate with friends, and fast mobile food orders, then round things out with updates to favorite apps like PDFpen, Instapaper, and Amex Mobile. There's not a single Grinch in the bunch, so read on and get downloading!
One of the great ways to get in on the Apple rumor writing racket is to scour the patents and the job listings. At least one of those bears fruit this week, plus keeping an eye on the Asian press, where so many Apple products are manufactured, also delivers some goods for your rumor mongering. So let's see what they've discovered and what else might be happening in the Apple news.