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We’ve all obviously been very good lately, as the lovely people at Halfbrick have decided to give everyone an early Christmas present by offering all 10 of its iOS games completely free! That's a lot of Barry Steakfries goodness for everyone!
Yep, that includes the likes of Age of Zombies, Monster Dash, Colossatron: Massive World Threat, Fruit Ninja, Jetpack Joyride, Top Farm and Band Stars.
Brand new Halfbrick game Radical Rappelling is also included, although currently only on offer on an early access basis in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and the UK.
Here’s what Halfbrick had to say about their amazing bout of generosity:
“Brave the zombie apocalypse. Make some fruit salad. Ride a T-Rex. Manage a farm. From the cute and cuddly to the downright wacky, our latest sale...
According to a recent report from Recode.net publication, it seems that Apple has raised more than $20 million this holiday season to benefit Product Red, an organization that partners with companies to fight AIDS in Africa.
Recode has managed to get hold of a copy of an email from Apple CEO Tim Cook to employees in which he congratulates them on their charitable work. The email also reveals that the partnership with Product Red totals $100 million in recent years. Here's how the content of the email sounds like:
“I’m thrilled to announce that our total donation for this quarter will be more than $20 million — our biggest ever — bringing the total amount Apple has raised for (PRODUCT) RED to over $100 million. The money we’ve raised is saving lives and bringing hope to people in need....
Pixelmator is a graphic editor that was initially developed for Mac OS X, but it has been recently made available for iPad users, as well. Available for a price of $10 on the iTunes Store, the application has been downloaded by many already and has received a very good rating so far.
So, to keep the great feedback keep coming, Pixelmator has decided to come up with a huge update that adds a plethora of new features, such as the following:
Users can rotate even more precisely with the new Rotate slider in Format > Arrange
A new Opacity slider to adjust brush tip opacity has been added
A new Brush Size slider to adjust the Retouch tool tip size
Remastered brushes altogether to work better with styluses
Image metadata is preserved when using Pixelmator Photo Editing Extension, when...
Facebook is primarily used to check on how your friends are doing and also to share with them your thoughts and pictures. But the world's biggest social network has evolved into something bigger than just that. Besides the traditional social features, many of us use Facebook for catching up with the news and casual gaming.
So to make sure that its users keep doing these things, Facebook has updated its iPad app with a new right-hand column that highlights news and games and other areas of interest relevant to users. At the moment, the feature only appears in landscape mode and it could stay like that, because it won't have room to expand in portrait mode.
Facebook is also introducing a new sidebar module called Trending Articles, which surfaces articles from sources that are relevant to...
TechRadar features an interview with Netflix’s director of corporate communications, Cliff Edwards, in which he addresses the issue of downloading shows for offline viewing on Netflix.
Currently, streaming services such as the BBC iPlayer and 4oD in the UK give you the opportunity to download shows to view offline, but to date Netflix has not provided this handy feature. And judging by Edwards’ comments, it doesn’t look like we can expect it anytime soon. Or, ever, in fact.
“It’s never going to happen,” was Edwards’ unequivocal reply to TechRadar’s question. Edwards went on to say that Netflix believes that offline downloads are “a short-term fix for a bigger problem,” with the problem in question being Wi-Fi availability and quality.
Edwards says that five years from now he expects...
Apple has just started expanding its Apple Pay payment system and Samsung is already trying to come up with a similar solution of its own. According to a fresh report from Recode, Samsung could be in talks with LoopPay to launch an Apple Pay competitor at sometime 2015. Here's what Jason Del Rey from the publication has been saying:
Samsung has discussed a deal with a payments startup that would help the smartphone maker unveil a wireless mobile payments system in 2015 to rival Apple, according to multiple sources.
The technology would allow people with certain Samsung phones to pay in the vast majority of brick-and-mortar stores by waving their phones instead of swiping with a credit card or cash. Samsung’s new smartphone is expected to be announced in the first half of 2015.
Waze is a GPS-based geographical navigation app for smartphones and tablets with GPS support which provides turn-by-turn information and user-submitted travel times and route details. Developed by the Israeli start-up Waze Mobile, it was later on acquired by Google in 2013.
The company has now issued a pretty big updated on the iTunes Store for iPhone and iPad users, bringing a new design and layout, as well as new features.
The latest version 3.9.2 has received several design tweaks, such as the location sharing interface and quick-messaging screen, which now allows you to quickly notify friends that you’re on the way.
The updated Waze app also gained a Today view widget that displays the estimated travel time to your home or work addresses, and allows you to quickly get directions...
Google Wallet is a mobile payment system developed by Google that allows its users to store various card types, and redeem sales promotions on their mobile devices. And starting with the May, 2013, Google also announced the integration of Google Wallet and Gmail, thus allowing users to send money through Gmail attachments.
And now the search giant has issued another important update that is really useful to iPhone and iPad users. The most recent version of Google Wallet (follow the link at the end to download it) has been updated to support Touch ID.
Thus, by using the updated app, instead of entering a PIN to open Google's mobile wallet app, you can now choose to authenticate with the touch of a finger. Thus, not only will you be able to login faster from your iPhone or iPad, but you...
Last week, we talked about a major revamp that Google rolled out to its search app for iPhone and iPad users and now it seems that another update has been made available, as well.
The Google app for iOS has been update with a new version that adds Nest integration. So, by deploying the latest over-the-air update, Nest owners can now use the Google app to control their Nest thermostat systems, in addition to the standard Nest app.
Along with in-app controls, Nest owners can also use the built-in Google Now voice commands to change or set the temperature. So, on your iPhone or iPad, open the Google app and either tap the mic or say "Ok Google" to get started. After that, just say, "turn the temperature to 60 degrees" and you're done.
The Google app will also bring up Now card...
The Opera Mini is one of the best browsers for mobile devices, being used by millions of iPhone and iPad users across the world. And now it has just received another important update for iOS users.
The latest version is focused on improving the app’s extensibility in iOS 8. The new Opera Mini now comes with support for an extension for opening links inside the browser from other apps, even including Safari and other browsers. This will prove to be really useful in those situation when you want to save on mobile browsing data using Opera Mini’s data compression modes.
A new full-on Opera Mini mode has been added, as well, which compresses data to as little as 10 percent of the original data size. And with the new Opera Turbo mode, the browser performs some compression while maintaining...
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