8 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

Best Free iPhone Apps

Yesterday’s post covering paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free was terrific, and there are still some freebies in there if you go back and check it out. We’ve got eight fresh options for you to look through on Thursday though, and you’ll find them all listed out below.

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These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how long they will be free. These sales could end an hour from now or a week from now — obviously, the only thing we can guarantee is that they were free at the time this post was written. If you click on a link and see a price listed next to an app instead of the word “get,” it is no longer free. The sale has ended. If you download the app, you will be charged.

Hands-free Browser

Normally $2.99.

Getting your hands dirty? With this app you can surf the web without touching the screen.
It’s fantastic for reading recipes while you cook, following repair instructions with greasy hands, working out, putting on makeup, or catching up on news while you are doing household chores whilst wearing gloves.

This app has also proven useful to people with arthritis, or when fine movement is difficult or painful.

You use similar gestures to those you would use on a touch screen, so it feels natural right away.

Simply browse the web normally to the page you want, then put down or dock your device. You can now use upwards or downwards hand gestures in front of your phone to scroll the page vertically, or “swipe” sideways to move between your favorite pages.

Features

• Hands-free Browser has been in the top utility 10 apps in many countries worldwide.

• Slick, fully functional web browser with vertical scrolling gesture support

• Optional “Hands-free Favorites” add-on lets you navigate through all your favorite pages by swiping, 100% hands-free!

• Bonus “Hands-free Favorites” feature: a “drop hand” gesture which you can assign to any browsing action you like! (iPhone only)

• Get similar gesture features on your iPhone/iPad to those found on some other latest brands of phones, right now!

• Integrated help and feedback tips to show you how the gestures work right away.

• Bookmark your favorite sites quickly and easily.

• Turn off the on-screen help, for advanced users.

• “Time spent waiting for load” meter. See how much of your life you are wasting while waiting for webpages to load!

• Prompt support from the developer, accessible from within the app. If you want a feature added or have some problems, the developer is happy to help.

This app uses the front-facing camera and computer vision algorithms. It works reliably under normal lighting conditions, from distances of 20cm up to 1 metre.

Download Hands-free Browser

iKeywi

Normally $0.99.

Want to add an extra row to your iPhone/iPad?
One of the most popular keyboard extension in iOS communication is available on AppStore now!

Features:
– Extra row for keyboard
– Customizable keys
– Input long terms with 1-Click
– Show letter case on keyboard
– Move cursors
– Supports both iPhone / iPad
– Also support iPhone 6 / 6 Plus now!

NOTICE: iKeywi requires “Allow Full Access” enabled in keyboard settings to save and load your keyboard settings. We won’t record nor send any information.

Available for QWERTY layout with English (U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia) dictionary now.
More layout and languages coming soon.

Download iKeywi

Super Phantom Cat

Normally $0.99.

App Store Best of 2016! Have fun!
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Super Phantom Cat is awarded the App Store Best of 2016 .
Featured in 166 countries on the App Store.
4.5/5 – “It is a pretty perfect hybrid of the new and old.” – TouchArcade
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Super Phantom Cat is a new retro platformer! Try to find your way through different worlds by uncovering hidden paths — and collect data to unlock new characters.
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“How to become a Super Phantom Cat?” Mr White pacing around his floor thinking ” It must be so cool if I could become a Phantom cat, I could be a phantom supercat and save the world!”
White have these thoughts when he was still a little boy, after he’ve been saved by the Phantom cat.
One night, the Flash cat show up. This truly master told White that if he wanna become a Super Phantom Cat he need to collect enough data to be transformable.
“Step into the adventure to collect data, you will become the hero to save the world eventually!” He says.
However, along with the changing phantom world those creatures are undergoing inevitable changes as well.
“There are different creatures in different galaxy; No matter you are human being or vampire, you can transfer your species and races easily with the help of data! Today you are an adorable cat, other day you can be a Diva, or you can be a vampire! Nothing is impossible, as long as you got enough data!!!
Explore the whole galaxy and collect all the data there to answer the most complicated philosophy question: Who we are?
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■ Beautiful
Clean, colorful art and whimsical character design
■ Retro Style
A modern twist on retro platformers with a quirky plot, hardcore platforming gameplay that’s perfectly tuned for touchscreen
■ Easy to play
Designed to be easy for everyone to pick up, enjoy and complete with fully customizable controls
■ Extra Bonus
Bonus levels for even more challenge and depth, endearing unlockable characters ranging from a cute chicken to a menacing vampire
■ Sound
Awesome chip tune soundtrack

Download Super Phantom Cat

FX-570ES Plus Scientific Calculator Pro

Normally $2.99.

Scientific Calculator is a full-featured RPN calculator that implements most functions of the beloved calculator. It is feature-complete (including programming and subroutines).

Yes, you will have the best calculator with your iPhone, not need calculator machine anymore for your work! Just use this app, NO ADS in app, full function, and the great graphic!

Download FX-570ES Plus Scientific Calculator Pro

Crazy Taxi

Normally $4.99.

Hey hey, come on over and have some fun with Crazy Taxi! Barrel through traffic packed streets, hurdle off parking garages, and crazy combo your way to crazy money in a wild frantic race to scare up the most fares. In Crazy Taxi, time is money, and only the craziest cabbies come out victorious.

TRANSPORT BACK TO 2000
-Remastered for mobile devices based on the hugely popular Dreamcast Classic
-Rock out to original music by The Offspring and Bad Religion

FIERCE ENVIRONMENTS TO MAKE YOUR PASSENGERS GO INSANE
-Extra large hills for extra long hang time
-Parked transporters with conveniently angled ramps
-Occasional deep sea exploration opportunities

DONT GET TOO DELIRIOUS
-Choose from 3, 5 or 10 minute game play in Arcade Mode and Original Mode
-Play in touch or tilt control modes

OTHER FEATURES:
-Continue the madness with 16 Mini games
-Listen to tracks from your own music playlist
-Game Center Leaderboard and Achievement support
-Universal Build – Play across multiple iOS devices

Download Crazy Taxi

Smart Merge Pro

Normally $2.99.

* Over 1,000,000 people love Smart Merge Pro 🙂

* Merge all duplicate contacts with one tap! *

MAIN FEATURES
○ Find & Merge duplicate contacts!
○ Remove contacts without name or phone number
○ One tap to backup your contacts!
○ Quickly find the contacts you need

Your contacts are the most important data in your phone which easily becomes messy if not consistently updated.
Smart Merge Pro easily helps you detect and merge duplicate contacts.

SIMPLY MERGE DUPLICATE CONTACTS
○ Merge all duplicate contacts with one tap!
○ Find & merge contacts with similar names.
○ Find & Merge contacts with duplicate phone or email.

CLEANUP
○ Remove contacts without name
○ Remove contacts without phone & email

BACKUP
○ Backup your contacts with one tap!
○ Quickly export your backups to Dropbox, Google Drive, Email
○ Move contacts between accounts (Exchange, iCloud, Local Address Book)

SMART FILTERS
○ Quickly find the contacts you need
○ Filter contacts by Company & Job title
○ Filter contacts by upcoming birthday & creation date

AVAILABLE IN 15 DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English, Español, Français, Italiano, Deutsch, Português (Br.), 中文 (Simplified), 中文 (Traditional), 日本語, 한국어, Nederlands, Русский, Türkçe, العربية, עברית

Download Smart Merge Pro

Morning Routine

Normally $1.99.

Transform New Year’s Resolutions into Lasting Habits!

“It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.” Tony Robbins

Featured on Product Hunt : “Great Product! I find the mornings are a great time to make important decisions for the day”

THE QUALITY OF YOUR MORNING DETERMINES THE REST OF YOUR DAY

Make sure it is as productive and focused as possible.

Key features :
● Create unlimited habits per routine

● Build unlimited routines : Night Routine, School Routine, Gym interval Workout (requires IAP)

● Set up reminders

● NEW! Select days per habit, as you may not always want your routine to be exactly the same, for example, you can add stretching twice per week only.

● Build, adjust and track your routines to create the best habits in your life

● Set a time for each task once and re-use every day

>> BE MORE PRODUCTIVE
The smart timer lets you know when to change from one activity to the other, even if your phone is locked, a notification will appear on your screen.

>> BE MORE FOCUSED
The most successful people in the world follow a morning routine that helps them focus on key activities and progress in life, to get to the top!

>> TRACK HOW YOU SPEND YOUR TIME

Check the stats for last week or last month using the pie chart.

You realise you skipped meditation for a month : you know exactly what change you need to make!

● You can easily prevent the screen to lock automatically (just for this app) so the timer is always visible with the current activity

● Decide wether you want the iPhone to warn you with a sound alert or a vibration, or both (look in the settings)

● Use 3D touch to quick launch the app

● No usage of 3G data : this app doesn’t need an internet connection. All data is saved on your phone and takes minimal space.

We recommend having your phone on Airplane mode to avoid distractions during your routine.

>> HELPS YOU FEEL BETTER
It is scientifically proven that completing small tasks gives great satisfaction and positive thinking, that leads to better and faster completion of the more important ones. This also largely increases productivity.

>> WHAT USERS SAY :
“Great idea and design. I try to be more effective in the morning but my time managment isn’t good. I think this can help me. :)”

● “Super helpful. Love not having to think about order of my routine each day. Good work!”

● “I was one of the people who complained about the ugly design of the app. The redesign looks much better. ” (Thank you!)
If you have read books like The Miracle Morning, The Slight Edge, The Compound Effect but struggled to implement the action steps, and want a tool to help you track your time and habits + create new ones, this app was made for you!

Download Morning Routine

Emoji Camera

Normally $0.99.

Emoji camera makes it easy and fun to turn your favorite moments into cool-looking memories. Emoji camera provide unique emojis and filters to inspire your imagination, created especially for those who love to stand out. You can add all your favorite emojis to your photos and bring them to life. Whether it’s the cut little monkeys , piggies , or even that pile of poop, you will be able to make you photo pop even more with some fun emoji action.

Its Easy-

-Simply take a photo or choose from you library , choose form hundreds of emojis , and apply the sticker on the photo.

-You can rotate and scale however you like, and place the emoji wherever you want.

-Edit your existed photos with filters, vignette, exposure, brightness, contrast, rotate, mirror and adjust intensity of filters.

-Use cropping patterns and frames to make your photo outstanding.

-Support to share your filtered picture to social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr and Dropbox.

Be true to yourself. Get Emoji camera to support you in your choice of lifestyle. You won’t believe how great this camera app is until you use it!

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AT&T Adds Security Apps For Networks

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The AT&T Inc. logo is seen past a customer and a retail sales consultant at an AT&T store in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images Photograph by Andrew Harrer — Getty Images

AT&T is expanding its lineup of products for business customers that use its services for managing data centers and large networks.

Customers that want to add security features can now forgo buying specialized hardware from outside companies like Palo Alto Networks (PANW, +0.41%), Juniper Networks, and Check Point Software (CHKP, +0.81%). Instead they can use software to do the same thing, saving money and avoiding headaches, says Thaddeus Arroyo, who oversees the AT&T unit focused on large business customers.

“Once we get the basic service installed, it’s as easy as downloading an app on a smartphone if you want,” Arroyo says.

AT&T’s corporate division has been trying woo customers away from buying proprietary networking gear in favor of cheaper hardware that can be upgraded by downloading software. The push moves AT&T from just deploying and managing gear made by others on its customers’ networks to selling its own hardware and collecting recurring revenue for the applications, as well.

The new Flexware line, which changed its name from “AT&T Network Functions on Demand” last year, can already run network routing software from Juniper (JNPR, +0.52%) and Cisco Systems, security features from Fortinet (FTNT, +0.65%), and programs from other well-known network gear manufacturers.

The new security applications can provide services like firewalls to keep out hackers or filters to block phishing emails from reaching employee e-mail in boxes.

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The carrier’s latest push follows the larger trend to cut costs in corporate data centers and cloud computing facilities by relying more on software. This market is expected to grow 53% annually for the next four years, reaching $12.5 billion in total sales in 2020, according to market research firm International Data Corp.

AT&T’s pitch is that customers can spend much less with Flexware than if they bought all the dedicated hardware to connect to their networks from the same vendors. Implementing the same functions in software on generic computers is less costly overall.

AT&T (T, -0.03%) says it has sold 2,000 Flexware devices since the name change last October. The product is available in 200 countries now, up from 150 last year, AT&T said.

The participating network software companies are hoping to keep customers in the fold as the shift to cloud computing and more generic networking gear gains momentum. But it hasn’t been easy. Some of the larger companies like Cisco (CSCO, +1.89%) and Ericsson (ERICCSON) have seen sales slump for key, high-profit networking gear. In March, Cisco paid almost $4 billion to acquire AppDynamics, a leading provider of network monitoring services via the cloud.

AT&T’s bid to get customers to switch to more software-based networking mirrors its own efforts to cut costs through software in its own massive network. The carrier said 34% of its own network was software-driven at the end of 2016, with a goal of 55% by the end of 2017 and 75% by 2020.

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Android O will Improve SMS Authentication for Apps

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ach new version of Android brings some major changes to the platform, but there are also a ton of minor changes that aren’t nearly as publicized. One such change coming to Android O is an improvement in the way SMS authentication is done by applications. Android O introduces a dedicated API that applications can use to retrieve verification codes sent through SMS, so applications will no longer have to request the SMS permission.


SMS Authentication in Android O

In order to appreciate this subtle change, let’s recap how applications use SMS for authentication prior to Android O. Certain applications (primarily messaging ones) ask you to verify your phone number by entering a verification code. You can either enter this time-sensitive code manually or grant the application the permission to read your SMS messages so it can automatically find and enter the code for you.

Granting an app READ_SMS permission

The problem with this solution is two-fold. For starters, many applications never really need to read your SMS messages outside of this context, so it seems unnecessary to grant them permission to read your entire SMS history. Second, these one-time SMS verification codes add needless clutter to your messaging inbox.

By introducing an API, Android O will solve both of these issues. Applications can now indicate to the system that they are expecting to receive an SMS verification code shortly. They do this by creating a PendingIntent of the type createAppSpecificSmsToken:

Create a single use app specific incoming SMS request for the the calling package. This method returns a token that if included in a subsequent incoming SMS message will cause intent to be sent with the SMS data. The token is only good for one use, after an SMS has been received containing the token all subsequent SMS messages with the token will be routed as normal. An app can only have one request at a time, if the app already has a request pending it will be replaced with a new request.

When the PendingIntent is created, Android will start looking at any incoming SMS for a particular 11 character long token. When the SMS containing the token is received, this method sends the token directly to the application without the application ever reading an SMS. The SMS that contains the token is never sent into the inbox while this PendingIntent is active. Only once Android has sent the Intent to the requesting app will subsequent SMS messages be routed back into the user’s inbox.

Although this is a minor quality-of-life change that will mostly only be appreciated by developers (one less permission = one less headache in potential reviews), it’s great to see Google continue to add features such as this.

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Windows Store to Get iTunes; Fedora, SUSE Linux, and Ubuntu Are Coming as Well

Windows Store to Get iTunes; Fedora, SUSE Linux, and Ubuntu Are Coming as Well

Microsoft’s Build conference is underway, and the company is announcing a bunch of interesting things. Microsoft highlighted all the big features that are arriving with the Windows 10 Creators Update in the fall. One fresh big announcement includes the addition of iTunes to the Windows Store. Furthermore, popular Linux distributions like Ubuntu, SUSE Linux, and Fedora are coming to the Store as well, and will be available to install and run in a virtualised environment complete with command line options.

There is no tangible timeline as to when some of these apps will arrive in the Windows Store, or how they will look like when they go live. The introduction of iTunes in Windows Store means that it should run on Windows 10 S as well, as will the other Linux distributions. There were no screenshots shared on how iTunes will be designed for Windows, but it will provide all the functionalities that the current Windows app provides. This includes access to Apple Music and iTunes Store.

With the advent of the new education-focused Windows 10 S, it is only natural that developers are flocking to the Windows Store to make them accessible there. How did Microsoft rope Apple in to do this? Your guess is as good as ours. We just hope that iTunes is more adaptive to Microsoft’s Fluent Design language, and not remain clunky like the current one we see on Windows. However, we doubt that. Thanks to Microsoft’s Project Centennial desktop app conversion tool, Apple can easily make its desktop app available on the Store, without much work.
The arrival of Linux distributions is possible because Microsoft decided to bring the Bash Shell to Windows, which resulted in the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). VentureBeat explains that the WSL compatibility layer allowed Linux binary executable to run on Windows. Its partnership with Canonical allowed Ubuntu tools to run natively on top of WSL.

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Ubuntu is already available on Windows Store, while SUSE Linux and Fedora will bring their distributions to the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) in Windows 10. The two apps will come to the Windows Store apps eventually. Microsoft has also announced that Spotify will be available on Windows Store as well. Notably, Ubuntu is not showing up in the Windows Store for all users right now, but should be rolled out eventually.

 

 

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