'Tis the season for amazing sales. Yesterday we related that the Steam Holiday Sale had kicked off, thus providing deep discounts for some of the year's most popular games. But today the good news comes from App Santa, a promotion that nets discounts as deep as 60 percent from some of the most well-known developers for iOS. The good news is that there's no third party interface to worry about; you can get them straight through the iTunes store.
Can it be? Is the mobile gaming event many of us have long waited for on the verge of happening? According to Cult of Mac (via King 5 news), Nintendo is actively experimenting with at least dipping its feet into iOS. But will its beloved library of classic games follow? Right now, the prospects look grim.
Apple will be closing up shop on iTunes Connect for the holidays beginning this Saturday, December 21, effectively freezing apps in time for nearly a week as the elves who work in the iOS and Mac App Stores enjoy time off with their families. Developers are racing to push out updates to their existing apps before the shutdown, including a few featured in today's recap...
After what feels like forever, Apple is finally giving us the chance to send books as gifts from the iBookstoe. As Macworld notes, the book section is the one spot in the iTunes store where users couldn't send gifts to their loved ones, as the feature could be find in the neighboring sections for music, movies, and television programs.
The Tomb Raider series has come a long way since it first appeared way back in 1996, as anyone who's played the new version by Crystal Dynamics can attest, but if you yearn for a simpler time, there's good news for you on the App Store today. Starting today, you can get the original game for just a dollar.
Unlike some people, Apple's apparently trying to make sure its long-rumored smartwatch is as ready as possible before it unleashes it upon the public. Thanks to Chinese site C Technology (via MacRumors), we now have another rough release date for the so-called iWatch, and it's expected to drop sometimes in October of next year. But that could all just be hot air; after all, just last month Digitimes said we'd see the device sometime in Q2 of next year.
The spirit of giving is in the air, and to close out this mid-December week we've got news about a trio of iOS and Mac app updates, one of the best free apps of the week we've ever seen from Apple and one spot of bad news for Blockbuster fans across the pond. Hey, four out of five ain't bad...
It wasn't that long ago that having Wi-Fi on an airplane felt impossibly futuristic, but as the program settles into maturity, airlines have begun expanding their offerings to cater to specific passengers' needs. One of the most intriguing examples comes from Southwest Airlines, reports MacRumors, which is now offering iOS users the chance to spend $2.00 to send iMessages throughout the flight if they don't want to spend the eight bucks needed for the full-access Wi-Fi services.
It's been an exciting year for Apple TV, and Apple just proved it isn't over with the announcement of an impressive holiday gift. As MacRumors reports, the folks over at Cupertino expanded the diminutive entertainment device's offerings to include channels for ABC, Bloomberg, Crackle, and the Korean channel KORTV. With such a step, Apple seems to be "rounding out" the activities provided by the service as the channels somewhat focus on more serious pursuits than the primarily entertainment-related channels we've seen before.