'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.
If you visited the iTunes store over the weekend, you might have noticed that there's something very ... Beyonce about it. You can't escape it, really; the entire carousel at the top features ads for the singer's self-titled album that released exclusively on iTunes by surprise last Thursday. But as ABC News reports, that exclusivity paid out big for both iTunes and Beyonce herself.
Well, it's no "iCar" and it's not exactly"iOS in the Car," but Apple has at last started working its way into select vehicles. As MacRumors notes, the latest foray comes in the form of new iOS "Eyes Free" technology built into the 2013-2014 Honda Accord and the 2013 Acura RDX and ILX models. In essence, owners of these vehicles will be able to use Siri to control certain functions.
Want to get a head start on Black Friday deals? Consider this, the original Infinity Blade, which quickly became one of the most impressive and successful action games for iOS, is now available for free. The popular game, originally released in late 2010, has only been available for free once before. When it first debuted, we gave it an "excellent" rating that it still deserves today.
Surprisingly enough, Apple has yet to bring all of its iOS software in line with the design shift of iOS 7, but it's been making slow inroads with almost every week. The latest app to get the makeover treatment is the Remote app for the iPhone and iPad, which brings the whole program in line with the icon redesign it received last month.
After stumbling with the Nexus Q media streamer last year, Google surprised even jaded tech fans this summer with an inexpensive HDMI dongle offering cross-platform playback to HDTVs. But can the search giant rally enough support from developers and streaming services to make Chromecast viable in the long term?
The holiday season increasingly looks like it'll be an interesting time for gaming, and not just because of the release of the new Xbox One and PS4 consoles on the near horizon. We've already seen leaks for Logitech's iPhone gamepad in response to Apple's declared support for "Made for iPhone" (MFi) controllers with iOS 7, and today MacRumors reports that another one has surfaced from MOGA.
You almost have to wonder what John McCain would think of the following. Earlier today, a man named Mark Menacher filed a small claims lawsuit against Apple CEO Time Cook in the Superior Court of California in San Diego, claiming that he objects to the automatic downloads of iOS 7 install files that occurred on "legacy" phones such as the iPhone 4S.
One of the biggest items in recent general gaming news was the release of Pokemon X and Y for the Nintendo 3DS, and while we unfortunately can't play the smash hit on our iPhones, The Verge reports that enthusiasts of the popular franchise can now access a "huge set" of Pokemon data through the Wolfram Alpha engine used to power Siri.
Since Facebook appears to be so popular on the iPhone, I suppose it wouldn't hurt to include a few words about the latest update (particularly since it's kind of impressive). Typo-prone social media aficionados, rejoice: As of today, you can now edit your Facebook posts through the app's iOS interface.