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Today in the App Store -- the best free apps, new apps and app updates

Thu, 2014-08-21 18:20
Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can. Apps Now Free Where To? [iPhone; Now...

Pic Navi shows you the 'when' and 'where' of your iPhone photos

Thu, 2014-08-21 17:00
Your iPhone tags photos with all sorts of information: your location, the time and date the photo was taken, even exposure information. This tagging function can be turned on or off under Privacy > Location Services in your iPhone settings....

It is time to bug the aliens in Bugs vs. Aliens

Thu, 2014-08-21 16:30
Bugs vs. Aliens is a quirky endless runner where you play as a leader bug tasked with saving other bugs and attacking aliens while avoiding perilous traps. You can also pick up coins to buy boosters that help you get further in the level faster or...

Divoom Voombox Ongo: Rugged and bike-friendly Bluetooth speaker

Thu, 2014-08-21 16:00
Divoom is getting a name for itself for making inexpensive Bluetooth speakers. While the company is probably best known for the little Bluetune Bean and Solo speakers, they've just come out with a new speaker that adds weather resistance, long...

The adorable MacBook bear

Thu, 2014-08-21 15:30
I'm enormously jealous of the bear on the right. Not because he's adorable, leads a carefree life, and has a friend he surfs the internet with -- no, that's all fine. I'm jealous of him because he has a black MacBook, and I don't. [Photo credit:...

Apple patent application reveals design for reversible USB connector

Thu, 2014-08-21 15:00
Over the past few days, there have been a number of reports and leaked photos suggesting that Apple is working on a Lightning cable featuring a reversible USB connector. While Apple rumors are a dime a dozen, a recently published patent filing from...

Quickly send someone your travel time with On My Way Buddy

Thu, 2014-08-21 14:30
On My Way Buddy is a very simple app with a single purpose: to let someone you're meeting up with know that you are on your way. When you get stuck in traffic or you're just running a little bit late, it could be tedious and downright dangerous to...

Sprint offering new unlimited plan for $60 a month

Thu, 2014-08-21 14:00
One of the major issues with moving all your media to the Cloud is how expensive data plans can be for mobile devices. You don't want to pay hefty overages just to stream your favorite Sam Smith song all the time when you can store it on the device....

Team Stream is one stop shopping for all your sports information

Thu, 2014-08-21 13:30
Team Stream lets you follow all your favorite teams: MLB, NFL, NCAA, NHL, NBA and more; plus your favorite players, including all those on your fantasy teams. If you use an app for scores, another one to track your favorite baseball team, a third for...

Hot Pads helps you search for rental properties

Thu, 2014-08-21 13:00
If you are thinking about moving but don't know where to start, Hot Pads might be just for you. The free app uses your current location to find what rental properties are near you, or you can search any area of the country. Hot Pads was recently...

Daily Deals for August 21, 2014, featuring discounts on three Mac utility apps

Thu, 2014-08-21 12:45
It's time to save some of that hard-earned cash with our Daily Deals, featuring exclusive TUAW Deals, a handy list from Dealnews and our own handpicked iOS and OS X selections. All prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly....

Crowdfunding Roundup: Sensors, battery packs, trackers, and a poll

Thu, 2014-08-21 12:00
Each week, TUAW provides readers with an update on new or significant crowdfunded Apple-related projects in the news. While our policy is to not go into detail on items that haven't reached at least 80 percent of their funding goal, this update is...

Tesla may soon let you start your car with your iPhone

Thu, 2014-08-21 11:00
If you're obsessed with feeling like a secret agent, you might already be interested in one of Tesla's sexy electric cars, but if these images of the company's upcoming 6.0 software update are to be believed, you're going to really want one. That's...

Walmart is selling the iPhone 5c for $0.79

Thu, 2014-08-21 10:35
If you're in the market for a new iPhone and you don't care about getting the latest model, Walmart has a great deal for you. Engadget is reporting that for the next 90 days Walmart will be selling the iPhone 5c at a staggeringly low $0.79, with a...

Your iPhone could help you find where you parked your car

Thu, 2014-08-21 10:00
Two freshly published Apple patents might make your next visit to the mall a bit less stressful. "Automatic Identification of Vehicle Location" and "Vehicle Location In Weak Signal Scenarios" -- which were both filed in early 2013 and became public...

Pentumble really sticks with you

Thu, 2014-08-21 09:30
Pentumble is an exciting platformer where you face many dangerous obstacles in your race against time to get the most stars in each level. Players must avoid hitting spiky wheels of death, fire, and other such ominous elements in a quest to reach the...

Best educational apps for pre-schoolers

Thu, 2014-08-21 09:00
It's that time of the year again when parents, teachers and students start thinking about school. If you have an iOS device, you can supplement your child's education with a variety of quality educational iOS apps. Here are some of the best titles...

What the deceptive Samsung "wall-hugger" ad doesn't tell you

Thu, 2014-08-21 08:30
I have to admit that of all of Samsung's TV ads, I kinda like the "wall-hugger" ad seen below. It's funny, and quite realistic if you've ever walked through an airport and seen people desperately seeking a charge before they get on their flights....

Rumor Roundup: The snake is eating its own tail

Thu, 2014-08-21 08:00
Alleged Schematic Shows iPhone 6 Coming with 1GB of RAM [Updated] (MacRumors) When one of these rumor blogs appends (updated) to the end, you know it's got to be amusing. And it is: according to the article, this schematic "more likely refers to...

Intuit releases Quicken 2015 for Mac, with stock tracking

Thu, 2014-08-21 07:00
Loyal users of Quicken for Mac, Intuit's flagship personal finance manager, have not had the easiest road over the past few years. The product froze in amber with the Quicken 2007 release, which remained on its legacy PowerPC code base well past the...