Jake Gaecke

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The Best Free Apps for August 22, 2014

Whether you’re fan of Star Wars, Star Trek, or star photography, we’ve got a free app for you.

Review: The iRig MIDI 2 might be the perfect MIDI interface

IK Multimedia has really delivered in every way.

The Best Free Apps for August 15, 2014

Roller coaster courtroom dramas and actual roller coasters. Also, The Doors.

The Best Free Apps for August 8, 2014

I may not be a smart man, but I know what fun is, and now you can too in week’s best free apps for iOS. Run Forrest Run is the endless runner you’ve been craving since before that was even a thing. If you somehow have time for anything other than Forrest Gump, the official Sherlock (the TV show) app is now free to play. And you can also play a god in Godus.

The Best Free iOS Apps for August 1, 2014

This week’s best free iOS apps include some limited time freebies from Marvel, like Captain America The Winter Soldier. But if you’re anything like me, it’s this next game that has a special place in your heart, on your shelf, and in the arcade; SEGA has released a new Crazy Taxi, called City Rush.

The Best Free iOS Apps for July 25, 2014

This week’s best free iOS apps include the latest TMNT game, called Rooftop Run. It’ll have you running and fighting through New York saving the day as only a group of adolescent mutated turtles can. Revolution 60 tasks you with regaining control of an orbital weapons platform. And the latest from Konami is called Swords & Poker Adventures. It’s a mix of poker and weapons.

Review: Scosche RHYTHM+ Armband Heart Rate Monitor

A heart rate monitor can help you determine whether you’re pushing yourself hard enough while working out. But are all heart rate monitors the same? Not exactly. The Scosche RHYTHM+ breaks from the usual chest strap and instead wants to hang out on your forearm. The RHYTHM+ measures your heart rate without hugging you to death by optically measuring blood flow. Sounds pretty cool, right?


The Best Free Apps for July 18, 2014

Do you listen to podcasts? Overcast is a new podcast playing app that does all the normal stuff, but it has some other interesting features that are definitely worth a look. If you’re looking for a new game to play, there are plenty amongst this week’s best free apps. Ingress is about a mysterious new energy that’s transforming the world around you, and Sonic fans are going to be excited for Sonic Jump Fever.

The Best Free Apps for July 11, 2014

if you’re a fan of the Assassin’s Creed series, you’ll certainly be happy to know the newly free-to-play Assassin’s Creed Pirates game headlines this week’s best free apps list. You’ll also want to want to check out the latest from Wizards of the Coast—Magic 2015—and yet another Angry Birds game: Angry Birds Star Wars II.


The Best Free Apps for July 4, 2014

On this 4th of July holiday in the U.S., the best free apps include Fates Forever (an online tournament free-to-play game that’s all about player vs. player battles) and SkySafari 4 (a must-have app that uses your iPhone’s GPS and accelerometers to help you identify stars, nebulae, galaxies and more). Also, an iTunes U update is coming soon, so grab the current version for free now.

The Best Free Apps for June 27, 2014

The best free apps include two awesome limited time freebies this week. Captain America: The Winter Soldier was an amazing movie, and now you can play as Captain America in the official game from Gameloft. The second limited time freebie is True Skate. It’s a bit of an older game, but it’s held up extremely well.

Review: Wahoo TICKR Run Heart Rate Monitor

If you’re looking to take your fitness more seriously, then you’re probably considering a heart rate monitor. The iPhone is a wonderful workout tracking device, but to really make sure you’re pushing yourself hard enough, you need a little bit more. Wahoo Fitness’s TICKR Run can track your heart rate, and it can do that “little bit more.”