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Dec

Cryptocurrency mining marketplace loses $64 million to hackers


A cryptocurrency marketplace called NiceHash has suffered a security breach that left its bitcoin wallet tens of millions of dollars lighter. Slovenia-based NiceHash connects miners, or people selling their hashing/computer power, with people willing to pay for that power. Andrej P. Škraba, the marketplace’s head of marketing, told Reuters that the company was targeted by “a highly professional attack” that involved “sophisticated social engineering.” He also revealed that the infiltrators got away with 4,700 bitcoins — or around $64 million.

Before Škraba talked to Reuters, NiceHash posted an announcement on Reddit and on its website that it’s pausing all operations for the next 24 hour to investigate the incident. The post said the company’s payment system was compromised, and that it’s working with authorities on top of conducting its own investigation.

Unfortunately, Škraba didn’t reveal more details than that, but it’s advising users to change their passwords on NiceHash and other services — a great advice now that bitcoin looks more alluring to hackers than ever. It has soared past $15,000 in value, just hours after it broke past the $14,000 mark. Authorities in some countries are cracking down on cryptocurrency, however, in hopes of gaining greater control over the virtual currency.

Source: Reuters, Reddit

7
Dec

You’ll have to wait an extra month to play ‘Far Cry 5’


One of next year’s biggest games needs some more time in the deep-fat fryer. Far Cry 5 is scheduled to hit PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on March 27th, one month after the initial release date Ubisoft announced in May. The extra development time will enable Ubisoft Montreal to “make some additional improvements that will bring the best, most ambitious Far Cry experience in line with the team’s original vision,” according to the Ubiblog. In short, the game simply isn’t ready for a February launch.

Far Cry 5 is a game for the times: It focuses on a violent religious cult in Hope County, Montana, called Eden’s Gate. Cult members have taken over the town, killing and terrorizing its citizens — though the folks of Hope County aren’t going down without a fight. Players join a resistance movement led by the sheriff’s department, regularly assisted by non-playable helpers: a sniper, a pilot and a very good dog named Boomer.

Far Cry isn’t the only delay to rock Ubisoft’s schedule next year: The Crew 2 has also been pushed back from its original March 16th date to a vague window in the first half of Ubisoft’s fiscal year.

“The Crew 2 development team at Ivory Tower will use the next several months to perform additional playtests, gather player feedback, and continue working towards delivering an ambitious open-world racing experience that meets the team’s and our players’ expectations,” Ubisoft writes.

When Ubisoft was advertising The Crew in 2014, it promised a racing game that would transform the genre, layering on robust story and social-interaction features. When it landed that year, The Crew was certainly a pretty racing game, though it wasn’t exactly revolutionary. The Crew 2 expands the original game to include air and sea maps in a fictional version of the United States called Motornation.

Source: Ubiblog

7
Dec

iPhone Remains Flickr’s Most Popular Camera in 2017 Ahead of Canon and Nikon


As it does every year, Flickr today shared its 2017 Year in Review statistics highlighting various aspects of the photo-sharing community with lists including the Top 25 Photos of 2017, Top Devices, and Top Brands. For the Top Brands category, Apple has once again beaten out dedicated camera makers with iPhones being used by 54 percent of photographers uploading photos to Flickr this year, followed by Canon in second place (23 percent) and Nikon in third place (18 percent).

Over the past few years, iPhones have been rising up Flickr’s Year in Review rankings. In 2015 iPhones were used for 42 percent of the photos shared to Flickr, and then in 2016 Apple’s smartphones retained the top spot again, with 47 percent. Apple first surpassed Nikon to become the second most popular camera brand on Flickr’s 2014 rankings.

The most popular iPhones used to capture photos shared on Flickr in 2017 were slightly older models: the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, and iPhone 5s. In total, iPhones accounted for 9 of the Top 10 Devices of 2017, with the Canon 5D Mark III representing the only non-Apple product on the list.

The Top Device Types list has stayed the same over the years, but in 2017 smartphones have grown to account for 50 percent of photos uploaded to Flickr, up from 48 percent last year. DSLR came in second with 33 percent (up from 25 percent last year), followed by point and shoot with 12 percent (down from 21 percent), and then mirrorless at four percent (up from three percent).

Flickr has posted quite a few lists of photos recapping the past year, including the overall Top 25 Photos of 2017, Top Portrait Photography, Top Nature & Wildlife Photography, Top Landscape Photography, and much more. Flickr today also announced new partnerships for its premium Flickr Pro membership, introducing perks from Adobe, Priime, and Portfoliobox into Pro.

Those interested can read more about Flickr Pro here, and check out more of the best Flickr photos of the year here.

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Dec

LIFX’s HomeKit-Enabled LIFX Z Light Strip Adds Smart Multi-Color Accent Lighting to Your Home


LIFX, a company that makes a range of smart light bulbs and other lighting products, recently embraced HomeKit and introduced several HomeKit-compatible lights that are an alternative to the popular Philips Hue line of smart lights.

One of the new products that’s been updated with HomeKit support is the LIFX Z, a $90 light strip that’s comparable to the LightStrip Plus from Philips, which I was able to test this week. The LIFX Z is a multi-zone light strip that supports up to 16 million colors, and like the Philips Hue LightStrip Plus, it measures in at 6.6 feet. You can buy extensions to make it longer.

I’m deep in the Hue ecosystem with seven Hue lights in my office alone, so it was interesting to try an alternate solution. LIFX products, unlike Hue, connect directly to WiFi and thus don’t require a bridge for functionality. This is nice because it means there’s nothing to connect to your home router, but I did notice that the LIFX Z can be slower to respond to input than the Hue products.

LIFX Z bottom, Hue LightStrip Plus on top
Design wise, the LIFX Z looks a lot like the Hue LightStrip Plus. It’s a strip of LED lights with an adhesive backing that can be attached to cabinets, desks, walls, and more. At one end, there’s what I assume is a controller for HomeKit, which can also be attached next to the lights with adhesive, and a power adapter that needs to be plugged in.


The LIFX Z light strip is thinner than the Philips version, and it comes in two pieces that attach together with thin metal prongs. The Hue LightStrip is all one piece and is thicker, so it feels sturdier. I’m worried about the longevity of the LIFX Z, especially if I choose to move it sometime in the future because of the delicate prongs and the thinner design.


LIFX Z has two LEDs that are close together, a design that repeats, while Hue uses three repeating LEDs. In actual usage, both seem to output the same general shades with the same level of accuracy. Purple, for example, is a struggle for both, but most other colors work well. I didn’t see a huge difference between the two, color for color.

LIFX Z on top, Hue LightStrip Plus on bottom
As a light strip, the LIFX Z is an accent light and it isn’t going to replace traditional lighting in a room, but it can get fairly bright at 1400 lumens per two meters. Comparatively, I think it’s just a bit less bright than the LightStrip Plus from Philips, but it’s close.

I attached the LIFX Z to my desk, across the back of it and down each leg. The adhesive works fairly well, but there is one section that keeps coming unstuck, so I’ll need to secure it with new adhesive. There’s no easy way to get the light strip to go around corners, so that’s a bit of an awkward setup, but since my desk is against the wall, it’s not visible.


It’s difficult to capture the look of the LIFX Z on camera, but it adds a very neat backlighting effect to my desk that complements the Nanoleaf Aurora I have on the wall above it. People use these light strips under counters, behind TVs, on shelving, and anywhere else six feet of lights can manage to fit. At maximum brightness, the LIFX Z can be a little distracting, but at about 50%, it’s a great accent light.


I’ve noticed a slight buzzing sound coming from the LIFX Z’s power adapter, which is especially noticeable when it’s set to red or yellow. Since the power adapter is across the room and in a cable organizer box, it’s not noticeable to me unless I’m sitting next to it, but if other units suffer from the same problem, it could be irritating to some people.

Setting up the LIFX Z was a little bit of a hassle. It needs a 2.4GHz Wi-Fi network, so I had to disconnect my phone from 5GHz and connect to 2.4GHz to get it set up, but it’s worked fairly well since then. I’ve seen it lose connectivity once since I’ve been testing it, but it was fixed with a restart. Otherwise, it’s worked fine for me with one exception, which I’ll detail in just a bit.

LIFX Z’s major draw over the Philips Hue LightStrip Plus is its support for color zones. There are 8 zones per strip, for a total of 16 zones that can each be set to a different color. The LightStrip Plus, meanwhile, can only be set to a single color at a time.


The main point of control for the LIFX Z is the LIFX app, which I have mixed feelings about. It has a somewhat confusing interface with three separate areas for changing the color of the lights, and every time I open it, it seems to turn off my music even with its access to the microphone disabled.


There’s a main “colors” section in the app for setting the light strip to a single color, with the color wheel separated into colors and whites. There are a lot of white presets, which is nice, and the color wheel setup is easy enough to use. If you swipe in the middle, it brightens or dims the LIFX Z, which isn’t super intuitive.


A separate “Themes” section is where you can take advantage of the different zones. There are several multi-colored presets, and you can also use the 14 colors in a color palette at the top of the section to “paint” colors onto the light strip. This is neat, but the interface could be improved to allow for more precise color choices, and it would be nice if all the colors were available. If you accidentally tap a color instead of dragging it into the painting interface, it also ruins all your work, which is a point of frustration.

With the Themes section, for some reason, whenever I tap on one of the pre-sets, one section of the LIFX Z refuses to respond, which is bizarre. I can paint on it using the included tools, and it responds to full color changes, but not the pre-set Themes. LIFX tells me that this is a known bug and that a firmware update is coming soon to fix the problem.


You can set Themes and specific light setups as “Scenes,” in the LIFX app, but the scenes I create here don’t seem to translate to HomeKit, so I can’t activate them via voice. I can use Siri to turn the LIFX Z on and off, and I can dim it and turn it to specific colors like “purple” or “red,” but it is disappointing that I can’t create voice-activated scenes.


LIFX Z can be paired up with other accessories, but that can’t be done in the LIFX app. You’ll need to use the Home app or another third-party HomeKit app.

Along with themes for painting specific colors onto the LIFX Z, there’s an “Effects” feature and an option for automating it to come on at dawn and dusk. Effects is unique to LIFX – this is also something Hue lights can’t do.


With Effects, you can set animations like “Candle Flicker,” “Color Cycle,” or “Animate Theme” to cause the colors to shift in accordance with the effect selected. The LIFX app needs to run in the background for these effects to work. There’s also a Music Visualizer option that listens to ambient sound to animate the lights, similar to the Nanoleaf Aurora Rhythm.

Bottom Line

I love all the LIFX Z features that I can’t get with the LightStrip Plus from Philips, but I do wish there was more complete HomeKit integration. Being able to paint the colors I want onto the LIFX Z is fun, and there’s a good selection of themes to choose from. I also appreciate being able to set animating effects, something I’ve never been able to do with my Hue lights.

This would make a great nightlight for a child’s room, and it’s also nice accent lighting anywhere else.

Ultimately, I think the LIFX Z is neater and more versatile than the Philips Hue LightStrip Plus, and people who are bridge adverse will appreciate the Wi-Fi connectivity. I like the look of the LIFX Z’s multi-colored capabilities behind furniture, though it could potentially be distracting as backlighting for a television set. Luckily, solid colors are an option too.


I am concerned that one section of the LIFX Z is sometimes unresponsive and that it has lost its Wi-Fi connection at least once. If you buy one of these and get a section that’s unresponsive to themes, I’d definitely recommend returning it for a new one, and potential connectivity problems are something to be aware of.

There’s one other consideration – LIFX Z is $90, which is expensive for an accent light. The pricing is competitive with Hue, but Hue goes on sale pretty often now (I picked up a LightStrip Plus for $50 recently). I haven’t seen the same sales on this product, as it’s relatively new.

It’s pricey, but if you’re looking for a highly-customizable accent lighting option that can connect to HomeKit systems and comes with some bonus features, it’s worth taking a look at the LIFX Z. LIFX also has some other intriguing products on the horizon like the Beam and the Tile, and I’m interested to see how these interact with existing products and compare with other decorative options like the Nanoleaf Aurora.

How to Buy

The LIFX Z light strip with HomeKit compatibility can be purchased from the LIFX website for $89.99 or from Amazon.com.

Note: LIFX provided MacRumors with a LIFX Z for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received.

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7
Dec

Orion Labs partners with IFTTT, makes the Onyx far more productive


Orion Labs — the messaging platform for real-time communication — has officially unveiled its integration with automation service IFTTT. Onyx users will now be able to link voice-driven apps to their devices, helping them stay productive even while on the go.

Last year, Orion Labs released Onyx — a walkie-talkie that lets you chat with people all over the world. The round-button device clips onto your shirt or dress, and pairs via Bluetooth — through the Orion mobile app — with your iOS or Android smartphone.

By pushing and holding the Onyx, you can begin recording your message to send to your recipient, who will then hear it play back through the speakers on the device.

With the addition of IFTTT, Onyx now has far more capabilities than it used to. IFTTT’s free service allows you to connect all of your digital devices and services using its Applets. In combination with Orion, you can now compose voice services and workflows efficiently.

Available on IFTTT’s site, you’re able to link notifications to your Onyx from Gmail, Slack, SMS, Google Assistant, and more. With Gmail or or Google Calendar for example, you can receive voice alerts to your Onyx when you get an important email or have an event coming up.

With Slack, you can also post messages you say in your Orion group to Slack channel. But in order to use both IFTTT and Orion together, you will need to have accounts under both platforms.

Onyx can be used for home automation as well. By using Nest, you can receive a voice alert whenever someone is at your door. There’s also Amazon Alexa, where Onyx will alert you when your Alexa timer goes off in case you’re in another room.

Orion Labs showed Digital Trends a demonstration of how to add applets using IFTTT. While on the IFFT site, you’ll have the option to complete a trigger field pertaining to the app you choose — for the demo, we used Google Assistant.

We chose “say a simple phrase,” and typed in the phrase “Let’s get ice cream” so that every time we say those specific words, it will then send that phrase in a voice message to the specific group we assigned.

IFTTT works with over 540 apps, services, and devices which include Facebook, Dropbox, Fitbit, and more. If you’re looking to add more than the basic workflow apps, Onyx is compatible with any that are already available on IFTTT’s site.

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7
Dec

Kill annoying alerts! Here’s how to turn off notifications on an iPhone


One of the most important reasons you have your iPhone with you at all times is so you can stay up-to-date with the things and people that are most important to you. This need to be connected is an important consideration when it comes to choosing our data plans, carriers, smartphones, and many other things.

But one of the downsides of being connected 24/7 is that you may be overwhelmed with the number of notifications coming in. They can be helpful, but sometimes notifications can get in the way of whatever you’re doing, or they can disturb you when you don’t want them to.

Managing notifications is an essential part of dealing with your iPhone on a daily basis and also a way to keep that long list of notifications in your Notification Center somewhat manageable. Here’s an easy walk-through on how to turn off notifications on an iPhone.

If you haven’t updated to Apple’s latest yet, here’s our iOS 11 review, all of its new features, and also its most common problems and how to fix them.

Turn off all notifications

If you want to turn off all notifications at once, the easiest way to do it is to turn on Do Not Disturb. To do this, swipe up from the bottom and tap the moon icon next to the screen rotation lock.

Do Not Disturb allows notifications to arrive, but it prevents them from making sounds or waking up the display.

You can go to Settings > Do Not Disturb and access all the settings for Do Not Disturb. For instance, you could schedule it to turn on and off at specific times.

Maybe you turn on Do Not Disturb manually late at night because you don’t want to disturb someone else, and a text notification makes a sound anyway. In the settings, you have an option to silence always or only while iPhone is locked. You can also allow calls from your favorites and even have it turn on by itself while you’re driving.

We suggest going into the Do Not Disturb settings to set it up the way that works best for you.

Turn off notifications for specific apps

If you’re looking to turn off notifications for an app, go to Settings > Notifications. You will see a list of all your apps here, and you can turn off the notifications, or make the notifications behave in a way that you find less annoying, in case you want to see the notification but the way it’s currently coming in is getting on your nerves somehow.

This screen may seem self-explanatory at first, but let’s dig into it a little deeper. Firstly, at the very top, you will see an option that says Show Previews. The Show Previews option is there for each app, but iOS 11 introduced this toggle where you can manage it for all apps at once. Show Previews is important for your privacy.

Below is an example of the way a notification will show up with Show Previews enabled.

And here is an example of the way a notification will show up with Show Previews disabled. You can set Show Previews to show always, when unlocked, or never.

Sometimes hiding the preview is the best way to go for your privacy. You can also do this on an individual app, so let’s take a look at the options you will find within the notification settings for each app.

  • Allow Notifications: Toggle this to turn the notifications on or off.
  • Sounds: Toggle this on or off if you want notification sounds for this app.
  • Badge App Icon: This option controls whether or not you want to display the small red circle on the top-right corner of the icon showing the notification counter.
  • (Alerts) Show on Lock Screen: This will let you control whether or not you want to show the notifications on the lock screen for this app.
  • (Alerts) Show in History: Controls whether or not you want to see the notifications for this app when you swipe down from the top to reveal notification center.
  • (Alerts) Show as Banners: Do you like notification banners? Use this to turn them off if you don’t. You can also set them to show temporarily or persist on the screen until you tap on them.

If you scroll down a little more, you will see Show Previews at the bottom. You can set it here for that particular app if you want the previews to show always, when unlocked, or never.

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7
Dec

Pencil this in: Newton Calendar now available on iPhone and iPad


CloudMagic, the company behind the popular Newton Mail app, released a new calendar app called Newton Calendar. The app is the first stand-alone calendar app for CloudMagic and is now available on the App Store. Newton Calendar provides users with a minimalist calendar experience with a user interface that closely resembles Newton Mail.

Newton Calendar is CloudMagic’s first attempt to bring a calendar app to iOS. The company previously added calendar functionality to its Newton Mail app on Android in 2015. While the functionality is still available for people using the Android app, multitasking between the email and calendar functions are unwieldy.  CloudMagic created Newton Calendar for iOS to work as a standalone app, enabling users to easily multitask between it and Newton Mail.

At first glance Newton Calendar looks fairly basic, however the app has a number of powerful calendar features. You can send meeting invitations, set recurring appointments, and attach notes to an individual event. The calendar also offers navigation assistance through Apple Maps for pinned appointment locations. Newton Calendar works with multiple platforms including Google Apps, Exchange, Outlook, Office 365, Yahoo Mail, and iCloud.

The interface is intuitive and easy to use, especially for Newton Mail users. While Newton Calendar looks promising, it lacks some features currently available on the Newton Mail app on Android. CloudMagic said it intends to bring many of these functions to Newton Calendar in future app updates.

Although Newton Calendar is a free download, you must have a Newton Mail account to sign in, and at $50 a year, Newton Mail is one of the more expensive email apps available. Since Newton Calendar is currently limited to iOS devices, it may be a hard sell for people who want the same cross-platform experience available on Newton Mail.

Newton Calendar app is currently available in the App Store and works on both iPhones and iPads. If you have never used Newton Mail, you will need to install it first and sign up for an account. CloudMagic plans to release a stand-alone calendar app for Android devices in the future and has hinted at a Mac app as well.

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7
Dec

Two new devices from Republic Wireless help parents combat screen addiction


Republic Wireless has two new devices, Relay and Anywhere HQ, that are aimed at minimizing digital distraction. The screenless devices are designed to keep families connected without having to rely completely on smartphones.

Targeted at parents with young children, Relay works like a high-tech walkie-talkie. Using Wi-Fi and LTE service, parents and children can stay in contact anywhere where cellular service is available. Relay can also keep parents aware of their child’s location, and features Google Assistant to set reminders and even ask questions.

Boasting a small form factor that fits well in small bags, Relay is water-resistant and rugged, with a battery life that will easily make it through the day. There’s enough storage for 10 hours of music, and Republic Wireless CEO Chris Chaung said the company may enable streaming music on the device in the future. Several games and activities, including a virtual whoopee cushion, will ship with the device.

Republic Wireless developed Relay with children in mind, so several safety features are included. Relay devices do not have phone numbers. Instead, parents can use their smartphone to set up channels with approved contacts. NFC is also built-in so children can tap their Relays to their friends’ devices to create a new channel.

Relay will be available in several colors and will begin shipping in 2018. Prices start at $150 for two Relays, and a three-pack will set you back $200. Monthly service for each device will be $7.

Anywhere HQ is billed as a “voice-activated speaker phone designed for communications first.” The device is a hybrid between a smart speaker and home phone and is powered by Google Assistant. Unlike the Google Home Mini and other home speakers, Anywhere HQ features LTE connectivity, allowing the device to be used anywhere with a cellular signal. 

Anywhere HQ can work with both cellular and landline service. Landline users can port their numbers to Anywhere HQ, while those who primarily use a cellphone can forward their calls to the device. Cell phone users can also transfer calls to the device to take advantage of better call quality over their Wi-FI connection.

Republic Wireless plans to start testing Anywhere HQ devices in early 2018, and will start shipping them later in the year. Pricing and monthly service charges for Anywhere HQ are yet to be announced.

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7
Dec

Apple reveals the iTunes ‘Best of 2017’ lists for apps, music, and more


Roughly a week after Google revealed the Android Play Store’s top apps of the year, Apple has done the same, showcasing which of this year’s most popular apps, music, movies, podcasts, and books have topped iOS users’ lists.

Just as we saw with the Play Store’s movie list, Disney has had a monster of a year, with Moana topping the movie charts. But that wasn’t all for the House of Mouse, with Disney claiming a full half of the top ten with five of its movies being listed, including Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Rogue One, and Spider-Man: Homecoming. Wonder Woman also claimed a spot for DC, with a respectable third place, and animated hit Sing sneaks into the top five as a solid fourth.  But it’s not all about the movies; throughout the year, iTunes has pushed for more 4K HDR content on its service, and most of the top films in the list are now available in stunning 4K HDR, as well as holiday hits like Harry Potter, Home Alone, Office Christmas Party and Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

It’s also been a huge year for apps on iTunes. Apple has noticed four big trends in apps for the year, including the rise of augmented reality (AR) apps like Ikea Place, the increased popularity of real-time competitive gaming in games like Clash Royale and Hearthstone, apps like Hooked and Choice changing how we read, and a rise in awareness of mental health, which led to guided meditation app Calm being awarded 2017’s iPhone app of the year award.

We’re also seeing some more familiar faces in the top TV shows category, with Games of Thrones and The Walking Dead topping the list, followed closely by The Big Bang Theory and Rick & Morty. However, there were some fresh faces in the list, with Big Little Lies, Victoria, This Is Us, and The Americans introducing new names to the list.

In music, two names reign supreme with Drake’s More Life and Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You taking the awards for top album and top song, respectively. Despite only releasing November 10, Taylor Swift’s new album Reputation has already shot up to third place, hinting TSwift’s new album has even more success to come.

Fresh Air continues to dominate the iTunes’ podcast chart, but 2017 has also seen a rise in daily news podcasts, with podcasts like The New York Times’s The Daily and Up First from NPR jumping into the most downloaded list.

Again, and similarly to how we saw books with adaptations dominating the Play Store books chart, we also see The Handmaid’s Tale, IT, and Thirteen Reasons Why enter into the iTunes’ iBooks chart, though it’s clear these books weren’t as popular with iOS readers as they were with Android users, with Camino Island by John Grisham beating The Handmaid’s Tale to the top spot, and Dan Brown’s Origin taking third place. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck rears its head in the non-fiction chart, after failing to beat Hillbilly Elegy to the number one spot — though Subtle Art did get to the top of the audiobook chart.

Finally, iTunes U saw a bumper year, with computer science courses being amongst the most popular, with the top three apps focusing on learning to code and developing apps — certainly a handy thing for iTunes to teach users.

You can check out Apple’s newsroom release for its take on the charts, and we’ve listed some of the most popular charts below for your delectation. While you’re at it, we also have our lists of the best iPhone apps and the best iPhone games as well.

Top Free iPhone Games:

Super Mario Run
8 Ball Pool
Snake VS Block
Ballz
Word Cookies!
Subway Surfers
Episode!
Rolling Sky
Block! Hexa Puzzle
Paper.io
Solitaire
Bowmasters – Multiplayer Game
Color Switch
Piano Tiles 2 (Don’t Tap The White Tile 2)
Choices: Stories You Play
Roll the Ball – slide puzzle
Clash Royale
ROBLOX
Word Connect ¤
Candy Crush Saga
U.S. Music – Top Albums

Drake, More Life

Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.

Taylor Swift, Reputation

Ed Sheeran, ÷

The Weeknd, Starboy

J. Cole, 4 Your Eyez Only

Bruno Mars, 24K Magic

Migos, Culture

Future, FUTURE

Various Artists, Moana

Post Malone, Stoney

Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton, Hamilton

Various Artists, Trolls (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Drake, Views

Big Sean, I Decided

Travis Scott, Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight

JAY Z, 4:44 am

Future, HNDRXX

Khalid, American Teen

Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Volume 1

U.S. Music – Top Songs

Ed Sheeran, Shape of You

Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee, Despacito (feat. Justin Bieber)
Bruno Mars, That’s What I Like

Kendrick Lamar, HUMBLE.

Sam Hunt, Body Like a Back Road

Migos, Bad and Boujee (feat. Lil Uzi Vert)
Bruno Mars, 24K Magic

DJ Khaled, I’m the One (feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne)
Post Malone, Congratulations (feat. Quavo)
Rae Sremmurd, Black Beatles (feat. Gucci Mane)
ZAYN & Taylor Swift, I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)
The Weeknd, Starboy (feat. Daft Punk)
Drake, Fake Love

James Arthur, Say You Won’t Let Go

Imagine Dragons, Believer

Future, Mask Off

The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, Something Just Like This

Lil Uzi Vert, XO TOUR Llif3

KYLE, iSpy (feat. Lil Yachty)
The Chainsmokers, Closer (feat. Halsey)

U.S. Movies Charts

Moana (2016)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Wonder Woman (2017)
Sing
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Trolls
Doctor Strange (2016)
Beauty and the Beast (2017)
Arrival
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7
Dec

Best iOS app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps for free for a limited time


Everyone likes Apple apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Now and then, developers put paid apps on sale for free for a limited time, but you have to snatch them up while you have the chance. Here are the latest and greatest iOS app deals available from the iOS App Store.

These apps normally cost money and this sale lasts for a limited time only. If you go to the App Store and it says the app costs money, that means the deal has expired and you will be charged. 

Storm It

Storm It is a simple app that allows you to add or collect your ideas and share them as a Tweetstorm on Twitter. Storm It is perfect for Twitteratti’s who at times feel Twitter’s 140 character limit (or even #Twitter280) to be limiting.

Available on:

iOS

DigitalOcean Manager

You can view your DigitalOcean Droplets with this app and check their status. You can also reboot your Droplet or make a snapshot.

Available on:

iOS

PK Fitness

PK Fitness is an effort-based activity tracker. It’s a simple, easy-to-use workout journal and social network that helps you stay on track with your fitness goals.

Available on:

iOS

Resume Builder

Resume Builder transforms your iPhone and iPad into a portable CV designer. The app allows you to create unique resumes in minutes.

Available on:

iOS

Air-Photos

Air-Photos is a Wi-Fi photo viewer that lets you direct view your photos from your computer without having to go through the trouble of a sync.

Available on:

iOS

Coyn

Coyn is the most powerful tool for anyone who uses cash for daily expenses. Track your expenses and manage your money like it’s nobody’s business.

Available on:

iOS

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  • Best iOS app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps for free for a limited time
  • Best iOS app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps for free for a limited time
  • Best iOS app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps for free for a limited time
  • Best iOS app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps for free for a limited time
  • Best iOS app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps for free for a limited time




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