8 paid iOS apps are free today

You don’t often get something for nothing in this day and age. There is no such thing as a free lunch. But there are paid iOS apps that are free for today. Some of these might still be available at no cost for a few days afterward. But as we always do, we recommend that if you see an app you like, install it now before the app returns to paid status. With that in mind, let’s start looking over the 8 paid apps that you can pick up today for $0.

Some of the interesting apps include Or2Web, which gives you access to blocked websites and allows you to access the dark web. GiftBuster allows you …


This free app lets you snap AR-like photos and videos, and put 3D characters or people into your shots

AR/VR company called 8i has released a smartphone app that allows you to experience AR through your mobile device and turn your pictures into sci-fi-like snaps. The Holo app, free on Google Play and App Store, lets you put animated characters and people into your photos and videos, almost as if they were there for real. Almost.

The app is pretty cool for what it does, but does feel a little stiff at times, even though taking pictures with Spiderman by your side can’t really get dull, ever. Nonetheless, if you take Spidey, for example, and decide to put him into your shot, …

Amazon Dash Wand free for Prime members (after rebate)

Just under a week before the June 28th release of the Amazon’s Echo Show, the company has made
their Dash Wand available for Prime members. Priced at $20, the marker-sized
device is equipped with Amazon’s Alexa voice-assistant, as well as a barcode
scanner, giving users two simple and effective ways to order products. While
the device does not stream music, it does in fact interface with smart home
devices, such as lights, locks, and other IoT devices.

 

Best of all, Prime members who order now will receive a $20
credit on their account after registering their product. The credit …

Deal: Get the Xperia XZs with a free pair of on-ear Sony headphones

Released in the US in April, the Xperia XZs is one of Sony’s two new high-end handsets unveiled this year, alongside the Xperia XZ Premium – launched stateside earlier this week. While the XZ Premium is larger and more powerful, the XZs has the advantage of being cheaper, while still offering Sony’s new Motion Eye camera (which can shoot slow motion video at 960 fps). Moreover, right now, interested customers can get a pretty nice gift when purchasing the Xperia XZs.

Focus Camera, a Sony authorized dealer, is currently selling the Xperia XZs for $649 (that’s $50 off the launch price), and …

These 12 premium Android icon packs are free for a limited time, grab them while you can!

If you love to customize your Android phone, you might be pleased to hear that several icon packs that are usually paid are now available for free on Google Play. Typically, the price of these icon packs is $1 or more, but now it’s possible to download them free of charge.

This assortment should give you some ideas for your next custom home screen masterpiece, just make sure you pick a nice wallpaper to match. Keep in mind that the freebie period on some of those ends in a few hours, so act swiftly!

You can get a preview of each icon pack in the gallery …

Save $1.99 by downloading "jumper" game Beat Stomper, which is the Free iOS App of the Week

From now until the end of Wednesday, you can save $1.99 by downloading Beat Stomper on your iPhone or iPad for free. After all, the game is the Free iOS App of the Week! With its electronic music soundtrack in the background, players get to control a small square by tapping on the screen. This forces the square to jump in the air. Tapping the screen again brings the square down. Your goal is to move it to the next platform. Since the platforms move from side to side, this task is not a slam dunk by any means.

Beat Stomper requires you to have at least 136MB of storage available on …

These 10 premium Android icon packs are free for a limited time, grab 'em while you can

Ah, custom icon packs! If you’ve been following our various columns on Android customization, then you should know by now that we love custom icon packs around here. And why wouldn’t we? Applying a custom icon set is like giving your home screen a fresh coat of paint!

Along with changing your wallpaper, that’s one of the easiest, hassle-free ways to spice things up. There’s no such thing as having too many icon packs and don’t you believe anyone who tells you the opposite! Joking aside, we do like our icon packs and we also like sharing our favorites with our …

Info-stealing malware Xavier has infected hundreds of free apps on Google Play Store

Android users beware! Over 800 Android apps Google Play Store are found to be infected with information-collecting malware dubbed Xavier. According to Trend Micro security experts, the malware has been pre-installed on a wide range of free Android applications, such as photo editors and wallpapers, and has been downloaded millions of times so far. 

The Xavier malware is in fact an ad library – an element, integrated in free apps to enable advertising as a revenue source for their developers, and often referred to as adware. But being a relatively harmless …

Buy Dad a Galaxy S8/S8+, LG G6 or V20, and get one for yourself free from T-Mobile

Once again, that annual day when we pay hommage to Dad is upon us. This Sunday is Father’s Day which means many boring ties will be received as gifts. Other presents that will be quickly forgotten include the usual bottle of smelly cologne and a tacky pen and pencil set. But T-Mobile has a gift for your dad that is not only practical, but is one that he will talk about for a long time. We are talking about a brand new high-end phone from Samsung or LG. And the best part of buying one of these handsets from T-Mobile is the special BOGO deal that starts today, and allows you to gift yourself the …

U.S. Cellular offers free iPhone 7 to switchers and promotions for current subscribers

U.S. Celullar needs some subscribers, so it’s organized a promotion to the taste of many. The budget-oriented carrier offers a free iPhone 7 to customers who switch and bring a working, qualifying phone in healthy condition. Examples of phones you can trade in include the iPhone 5s and the Samsung Galaxy S6.

The carrier will cover the cost of the new iPhone by issuing 30 monthly bill credits worth $18.28/mo, in addition to a $100 US Cellular promo card. Moreover, current U.S. Cellular customers can buy a 9.7-inch iPad Pro and have $200 taken off of any new iPhone they upgrade to.

U.S. …