We think the apps in our June issue’s cover story, “20 Killer Mac Apps Under $20,” (coming soon to MacLife.com!) are all great deals. But there’s no better deal than zero. These 10 fun and useful apps are all free in the Mac App Store -- without big “for a limited time!” callouts in their descriptions -- but developers are free to raise the prices anytime they like. So get ‘em quick.
Apple’s MobileMe has come a long way since its former iTools and .Mac days, and if CEO Steve Jobs is to be believed, this year it will get even better -- and maybe even free, if not cheaper. But if you simply can’t justify $99 a year for the service right now, there are less-expensive options available.
Love free movies and TV shows? Love them even more on your iOS device? Well, Sony Pictures Entertainment has an offer you can’t refuse. The company has released their official Crackle app for iOS, which means your free time will never be the same.
In the world of Mac audio editing software, you’ll need to take out a bank loan in order to enjoy high-end software such as Apple’s Soundtrack Pro or Bias Peak. Thankfully, there’s a free, open source solution available -- and here are a few tips for getting started with it.
You may remember PopCap games as the developer and publisher behind such classics as Peggle, Plants vs. Zombies, and Bejeweled. Today, the company has unveiled its new label 4th & Battery, which will reportedly carry a new, edgier tone than PopCap has previously been known for. They also announced the first game that will debut from the label. It's called Unpleasant Horse, and you play as, drumroll please...an unpleasant horse.
As every parent knows, kids can get bored quickly -- but thankfully, the iPad makes a great companion with a wide variety of choices. Yoplait Kids has joined forces with the iStoryTime line to bring kids six new storybook options for the iPad, all absolutely free for a limited time.
Ringtones are one way to personalize your iPhone and make your device distinctively you. However, these 30-second sound bites often cost more than the actual song. What most people don’t know is that GarageBand, which comes free on new Macs, can create these ringtones using music that you already own. In this how-to, we’ll show you how it’s done so you can spend your hard-earned money on things other than ringtones.
According to a new press release from Polish developer Infinite Dreams their free App Store game Can Knockdown has reached 2.5 million downloads, and the developer is hard at work on a sequel. Perhaps even more astonishing than the huge number of downloads is the fact that the developer was able to figure out how to make a sequel to a game called Can Knockdown.
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: The iPhone will get a nano-sized little brother (or sister), and one of these days, MobileMe will be free to everyone. The difference is, now this information is coming a reliable source not usually known for tossing out wild rumors and speculation.
Emross War, a free-to-play strategy MMO game, has launched in the App Store. This high fantasy kingdom-strategy simulator starts the player off as a young lord who has just inherited a castle. From there, it is your duty to expand the kingdom and defend your people against the almost-certainly-evil "Chaos Army."