This week on the Free Apps Roundup: I can’t get you early access to iOS 7, but if you like comics (specifically Marvel comics), you’re going to be happy to see Avengers Alliance (and THOR: Son of Asgard) available this week for free. It’s a game full of heroes and missions. There’s also Minion Rush, a game that lets you be part of the super villain Gru’s loyal group of minions. Surely some of these apps will help keep your mind off of how much you’d like to upgrade to iOS 7 this very instant.
The point of a study by The United States International Trade Commission, at least as this reporter perceives it, is not to suggest or imply that e-waste is entirely benign and not a matter that should concern us, but as is banefully common in debate over environmental issues, scientific fact tends to get eclipsed by politics and advocacy.
This week on the Free Apps Roundup: Next week is WWDC, where Apple is sure to unveil iOS 7. Let’s show them and the app developers how much we appreciate their hard work by downloading their apps. We’ll make it easy on you by telling you about the best free ones this weekend, including VSCO Cam, Musyc, and Toon Camera.
May 2013 was a quiet month in the world of Apple lawsuits, but it’s always quietest right before the storm. Until then, the National Cheng Kung University just can’t seem to sue Apple enough, we learn that Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband is fun to say out loud, and a judge takes 71 pages to explain how crazy it is for a company to sue Apple for trademark infringement over a name they didn’t trademark.
I was saddened a bit to hear that the Camino browser development team is calling it quits. However, the proverbial handwriting has been on the wall for some time, with the pace of Camino development slowing, and pretty much stopping as far as Power PC is concerned. In recent years I never found it compelling enough to use over Firefox and the array of other excellent browser choices available for Intel Macs.
This week on the Free Apps Roundup: 2013 is a great year for movies. Don’t believe me? Download the updated version of the iTunes Movie Trailers app and check out what’s coming to the box office for yourself. Or maybe you just want to play games this weekend. If so, you might like the Phoenix Wright Trilogy. Now you can play the first two episodes for free. Plus there’s plenty more to be excited about on this week’s list.
This week on the Free Apps Roundup: it’s Memorial Day weekend here in the U.S.A., and that means you have extra time to spare on Monday. Good news for you is that there are a ton of great games available for free this weekend. There’s a new Tetris game, there’s the movie tie-in game to EPIC, Angry Birds Space is free, and more. If you don’t find something on this week’s list then you probably just don’t like games. Have fun!
Would Apple really buy electric car startup Tesla Motors? “They do have a lot of cash,” noted Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Some suggest that Tesla would seem a logical vehicle to make the late Steve Jobs’s vision of an Apple iCar become a reality.
There are other cloud storage and synching services: Apple’s own iCloud, Box, iDolly, Google Cloud, Microsoft SkyDrive, and more. However, while they all have their virtues, none of them matches Dropbox for no hassle, transparent, “just works” functionality in the context of keeping work in progress—along with recently archived files—on several work platform laptops and my iPad harmoniously synchronized.
This week on the Free Apps Roundup: Are you looking for some new games to play? If you like Angry Birds, there’s a good chance you’ll enjoy Bombcats. It’s a physics puzzler with explosive cats. It’s no weirder than Angry Birds. If you’re looking for something else, then you’ll be happy to see all of the limited time freebie games available this week. Also, UPS released an official iPad app and Google released Hangouts for iOS. It’s a good week.
Newt Gingrich is puzzled about what to call the device in his hand. Personally, I’d call it an iPhone in a Mophie case. But what starts out as a video of a politician and author apparently confused by modern technology turns into a cogent and thoughtful call to a conversation about how technology can change our lives.
This week on the Free Apps Roundup: Let’s say you’re going on vacation and you take your iPhone. It’s likely you’re going to take a bunch of pictures and maybe a few videos. Chances are good you’ll want to share those with your friends and family. Disney’s Story app will do just that for you. It’s super-easy and customizable. If you’re itching for some new games, you’re going to be quite happy with this week’s selection of limited time freebies, because there are a lot.