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 …


Apple releases iOS 11 developer Beta 2: See what's included in the new update

iOS 11 developer Beta 2 went live a few hours ago and, naturally, devoted Apple fans are rolling up their sleeves and digging right in. The update introduces a plethora of optimizations and bug fixes (as well as the inevitable emergence of new bugs), but also a few visible tweaks and additions to existing features. 

Here is a round-up of everything new that you’ll likely notice on the latest developer preview of iOS 11. Keep in mind that more stuff is likely to pop up in the following days.
Do Not Disturb …

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 …

Twitter launches big iOS app redesign, still no way to actually edit a tweet

Twitter has just launched a big redesign of its iOS app with fresh typography and it now uses a new side navigation tab.
You can get to the new navigation tab by simply tapping on your profile picture. There you’d find your profile, Moments, as well as other settings.
As for the rest of the app, it does look wider, with more blank space in between, and a more rounded look to icons. Instead of an arrow, you now have a bubble icon for your replies. Twitter says users thought it “meant delete …

iOS 11 drag and drop hacked to work on the iPhone as it does on the iPad

While previewing iOS 11 on our iPhone 7 Plus, we found a useful-looking drag-and-drop feature in Files, the new file managing app. It’s presence is noteworthy because watching Apple’s presentation at WWDC 2017 left us with the impression that the feature works only on iPads. Another curious fact – a global drag and drop function is also supported on iPhones running the iOS 11 developer preview. We just can’t use it because it’s locked.

This is what an iOS developer, Steven Troughton-Smith, recently found. He has discovered a way to activate drag and …

Android Excellence is Google's answer to the new iOS 11 App Store

The digital distribution services of Android and iOS are set to receive some important updates in 2017. Earlier this month, Apple kicked things off by announcing a major redesign of its App Store coming with iOS 11 in September, and it looks like Google isn’t planning on idling about either. 
On Tuesday, the search engine giant announced and implemented the new “Android Excellence” program to Google Play. Basically, Android Excellence is a place where Google Play editors highlight apps that deliver “great design, technical performance, …

7 best free fighting games for Android and iOS (2017)

There isn’t a single gaming platform that doesn’t have fighting games. Some of them are quite brutal, such as the latest Mortal Kombat games, while others are quite family-friendly, such as Super Smash Bros. But they all have one thing in common – they are the perfect type of games for the competitive players.

Whether you want to prove you’re better than everyone, or you just want to decide who gets the last slice of pizza, fighting games are the way to do it. They provide level battlefield for the opponents to settle their disputes in, short rounds that make the gameplay enjoyable for casual …

iOS 11 makes screenshots great again

iOS 11, the upcoming mobile operating system for iPhones and iPads, introduces a new and much more powerful way to take screenshots and for the first time you can also annotate them.
The way to take a screenshot in iOS 11 remains the same in terms of actual controls: you press and hold for a second both the home key on the front and the power key on the left side. What happens next, however, is quite different: you get a small thumbnail in the bottom left of your screen. You can press on it to get to the screenshot, or keep on snapping screenshots.
Once …

iOS 11: exploring the awesome new dock with an iPad Pro

So, iOS 11 has been unveiled by Apple and a developer preview of the new operating system is available for iPhones and iPads. Now, this is not even a public beta yet and it’s a bit unfinished, with obvious flaws and bugs shining through, but we are able to get a pretty good idea of what the new features are going to be.
iPads are getting a lot of love with the new update and iPad Pro owners will definitely appreciate the multitasking capabilities that come with iOS 11. A centerpiece of the whole shebang is the new app dock. Gone is the dock …

Puzzler Framed is the iOS Free App of the Week

Framed is an interesting noir-styled puzzle game that allows you to rearrange the order of events that take place in a comic book-style story. The changes you make to the story affect its eventual outcome. By downloading the app before this coming Thursday, you’ll be saving $3.99 which is a pretty solid discount as far as these things go. The award-winning animation is gorgeous, and the music score features original Jazz performances.

While iOS users will save some money by installing the app between now and the end of Wednesday, Android users can also play Framed although it will …