Monthly Archives: December 2012

AppShopper Picks: 2012 Apps of the Year

Apple’s App Store continues to grow and a number of excellent apps debuted this year. While it’s impossible to look at every single new app, we did come across several stand-outs this year that deserve a place on our year-end list of the best apps. If you’ve been following the AppShopper blog, you know that… Read more »

iTunes Connect Holiday Closure: No New Apps or Updates December 21-28

As in previous years Apple is shutting down iTunes Connect, the tool through which developers manage their apps available in the Mac and iOS App Stores, for the holidays from December 21 through December 28. This means that Apple isn’t approving or releasing any new apps, app updates, or allowing price changes during this entire… Read more »

Notable Holiday App Sales

If you’ve been waiting for price drops to buy some apps, I’m pretty sure the time has come for you to go through your Wish List and browse our Price Drops list and open up your virtual wallet and buy it all because it feels like everything is on sale right now. It’s not possible… Read more »

AppShopper App Removed from the App Store For Now

As some of you may have noticed, our official AppShopper App has been removed from the App Store. The App was removed by Apple due to a conflict with some new rules that Apple introduced with the iOS 6. Current users of the AppShopper App will be able to continue to use the app, and… Read more »

‘Arc Squadron’ Free For a Limited Time Thanks to TouchArcade and Psyonix

Our sister site TouchArcade has announced the newest offering in its new TouchArcade Free Play program. In partnership with developer Psyonix, Arc Squadron, which debuted in the App Store in October, is now free for a limited time down from its regular price of $4.99. In Arc Squadron you control a space fighter on missions… Read more »

PSA: ‘Fruit Ninja’ and Other Halfbrick Studios Games Free for One Day

Our sister site, TouchArcade, pointed out this incredible sale early this morning and it bears repeating for those of you who aren’t aware yet. Halfbrick Studios, the maker of Fruit Ninja and other assorted fantastic games, has made all of its paid iPhone and iPad games free for today only. This includes the ever-popular Fruit… Read more »

Google Maps Finds Its Way to the App Store

If you’ve been led astray, in Australia or elsewhere, by Apple’s revamped Maps app in iOS 6 and hoped for a native Google app to take its place, your wish has come true. Late last night, the search giant released Google Maps in the App Store and you can download it in all its direction-giving… Read more »

Notable New Apps & Updates: Instagram, Twitter, Flickr, Yahoo, Find My iPhone

While some things seem to slow down just before the holidays, app developers are apparently an exception if the number of major updates this week are any indication. While all of these apps are free and therefore pose no risk to your wallet, I still wanted to highlight them in case you’re considering a paid… Read more »