The free iOS app of the week is Love You to Bits, a "cute" science fiction puzzler

This week’s free (until Thursday) iOS app of the week is Love You to Bits. It is actually a science fiction puzzle game that requires you to go into space as an explorer named Kosmo. Your task is to find and retrieve pieces of Nova, Kosmo’s robotic girl friend who was accidentally blasted into many parts. During your quest, you will visit strange planets, meet aliens, and deal with space puzzles. Most players describe this game in one word, “cute.”

Once you obtain all of Nova’s parts, your job is to rebuild her. As it says in the game’s App Store page, “Experience and rebuild a thrilling …

Do a Barrel Roll! Capcom releases shoot 'em up arcade classic "1942" for Android and iOS

Japanese video game developer Capcom riding a wave of nosalgia back to your smartphone screens. The company that brought us multi-million-selling franchises like Street Fighter and Mega Man has just released a mobile adaptation of another popular title from the 80’s – 1942.

For those unfamiliar with the game, 1942 is a vertical scrolling aerial shooter that takes place in the Pacific theater of World War II. Players control a plane called the “Super Ace”, and their end goal is to reach Tokyo and lay waste to the entire Japanese air fleet.

The game is …

These paid iOS apps are free for a limited time

Today, we have a number of paid iOS apps that can be yours for free during a limited time only. If you see an app that you would like, pounce on it immediately. Otherwise there is a chance that you will miss out on the opportunity.

To go through the list of free iOS apps, all you need to do is to click on the slideshow below. Among the nine paid apps that are free for a limited time, we have a sticker camera app, one app that makes To-Do lists and another one that allows your iOS device to run Roku. Each of these apps is on the house, and if you don’t like one that you’ve installed, you …

Lightroom Mobile update adds raw HDR capture mode for iOS and Android

Adobe has just announced a new version of its Lightroom Mobile application is now available to all compatible Android and iOS devices. There’s just one new feature called raw HDR capture mode included in the latest update.

The new raw HDR capture mode allows users to achieve a dynamic range on their mobile devices that was previously only possible shooting with a DSLR or mirrorless camera, Adobe claims.

According to the developers, the new feature works by automatically scanning the scene to determine the correct exposure range and then capturing DNG files. These files are then aligned, …

5 of the greatest Batman games for Android and iOS – fight baddies as The Dark Knight

We know Batman holds a special spot inside the heart of every superhero fan. The Dark Knight is a fascinating character with his penchant for facing terrible tragedy with immense strength. And then you have a roster of absolutely cult rivals like The Joker, Bane, Poison Ivy, and The Riddler – all legendary characters with stories, powers, and agendas all of their own. Oh, and let’s not forget about all the cunning gadgets, vehicles, and weapons employed by Bruce Wayne – many of which you will get to wield yourself in the battle. Batman is a fantastic universe to make a game from, and these …

The iOS free app of the week is a vertical calendar that can increase your productivity

This week’s free iOS app is not a game, and is in fact a visual calendar app called Vantage Calendar. Normally $3.99, you can pick it up for free from the App Store until Thursday. With its vertical UI, you can see future or past dates by scrolling up and down on the screen. The use of different colors, stickers and fonts will make your more important appointments stand out from others. A horizontal bar at the top of the screen moves with the timeline, so you can always have an eye on what date you are looking at. Events can also be turned into tasks that can be checked off when completed.

According …

Top-down shooter Zombie Gunship Survival is coming to iOS

Games that let you mow down undead hordes are nothing new. We’ve seen it all – from run-of-the-mill FPS shooters, to driving games where you run over zombies with crazy vehicles, to sandbox experiences like Dead Rising, and everything in between.

Zombie Gunship Survival is the latest corpse-killing game to hit iOS, and it is somewhat unique in its premise, in that you’re not blasting walkers on the ground, but from the cockpit of a heaily-armed AC-130 gunship!

Yes, you are way out of zombie reach and can wreak havoc using the powerful weaponry on your AC-130. …

Microsoft updates Sway for iOS with new templates

Sway, Microsoft’s application that makes it easier to create great-looking presentations and newsletters, has just received a small update that brings a couple of new features and bug fixes.

First and foremost, Microsoft added new templates, so Sway users can start creating their presentations and personal stories on the fly. DIY, Blog, Vacation Story, Student Report, Portfolio, Newsletter, and Resume are just some of the new templates that have been added in this update.

On top of that, the developers announced a new My Sways feature, which is supposed to make it even easier to find …

Save $3.99! Nightgate is the free iOS app of the week

Curious to know which title is this week’s free iOS app of the week? We won’t hold you in suspense. It is a game called Nightgate that usually costs $3.99. From now through Wednesday it is free. The game takes place in 2398 when the only life form is a computer network. You must go inside the network and battle your enemies over 50 levels. The goal is to turn back on the parts of the network that have been shut down. There are no in-app purchases offered, and the app is a universal download for the iPhone, iPad and Apple TV.

Features of the game include:

Universal app for …

Get a handle on your inner world with these 5 mood tracking apps for Android and iOS

Sometimes life can make one feel like riding a roller coaster of emotions. Moods, thoughts, and feelings shift up and down at random, unpredictable intervals – making it difficult to stay grounded in reality. For better or worse, there’s no such thing as manual controls for one’s inner world, but thankfully, there are many ways to cope with whatever’s bothering our brains.

Keeping a mood diary is often recommended by psychologists and therapists treating people who can’t get a grip on their mood for one reason or another. It’s also a source of interesting insight for the curious minds …