ABC News has launched a new Apple TV channel that will allow users to stream live and on-demand content to the set-top box for free. Apple has also added other channels that wont require users to have a subscription such as PBS Kids, AOL On, Willow TV, a sports channel dedicated to international cricket and a redesigned Flickr app.
All Halfbrick Studios games for iOS are free to download today!
Skype, now a Microsoft company, launched the group video calling feature for Mac back in 2010 and was free in it’s beta stage, but in 2011 it came out of beta and was only released to Premium users.
Apple is now letting anyone have access to beta builds of OS X with a new OS X Beta Seed Program, which means any one can now test out pre-release builds of the Mac software not just developers. The Developer Program cost is pretty steep at $99 per year, but now you can join the OS X Beta Seed Program for free by simply signing up with your Apple ID. If you would like to test beta releases of iTunes, iOS and other Apple related software, I would suggest you stick to the Developer Program.
RadioShack is planning a new iPhone promotion starting tomorrow that will let new or upgrading users get an iPhone 5s at a significant discount. The 16 GB model of Apple’s latest smartphone will be available for $99, down from the usual price of $199 for all customers on AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon.
TinyCo and FOX Entertainment have released ‘Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff’ game and is available for free in the App Store. The app is available in a number of languages including English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Turkish!
But even though it’s largely down to us to keep tabs on things like battery and data use, there are still plenty of apps out there that can help, and one of the better ones for iOS has just gone free for a limited time.
DataMan is not only incredibly accurate and thorough, but offers a very palatable user interface that remains in-keeping with the overall aesthetic of iOS 7. Once installed, it not only lets you keep track of how much data you’re using, but can also forecast, based upon your activity, how much you will use in the future.
Unfortunately, it means that it can end up being a drain of your iPhone’s battery life, which is the most likely reason why Apple did not make it an “Always on” feature.
Normally you have to press and hold the home button for several seconds to activate these voice functions, but now with this app these features are completely hands-free! Just speak the keyword! The service also works with headphones and bluetooth headsets.
TeleNav has just unveiled their new navigation service called Scout at CES 2012, which can be accessed via an iPhone app, a web app on Scout.me and in-car systems.
TeleNav claims that their navigation app is different from other apps:
Scout is different from other navigation and discovery services because it provides a single, easy-to-use experience for daily information that is important and customized for each driver’s personal journey. Using Scout, drivers can easily and efficiently navigate their commutes, run errands, and explore places around them.