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“On a weekly basis we’re seeing very few Watch apps, compared to iOS apps,” says VP Tim Anglade. “For every¬†1,000 new iOS apps being built, there are 10 tvOS apps and maybe 1 Watch app” …¬†
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Jason Snell has written an interesting piece at Macworld, berating Google for using its Material Design user-interface in iOS apps. In other words,¬†Google ignores all the iOS conventions and instead makes its iPhone and iPad apps look exactly like Android ones. This can be seen in everything from the ‘white card on gray background’ overall design all¬†the way down to small details like using vertical rather than horizontal dots¬†as a menu icon.
He argues that¬†Google is acting like Microsoft did back in the early 90s, suddenly¬†making its Mac apps look and behave like Windows ones. It is, he suggests, arrogant …
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Anova Culinary Bluetooth Precision Cooker for sous-vide cooking works with iPhone, on sale $139 (reg. $179)
Learning chefs that want to get a start on cooking sous-vide¬†and get restaurant quality results, take a look at Amazon’s Gold Box deal today with the Anova Culinary Bluetooth Precision Cooker currently available at $139 (normally $179). Anova’s precision cooker clamps to the side of any deep pot or tank and continuously circulates the water inside¬†to ensure that food is cooked evenly throughout. Connect the Anova to an iPhone via Bluetooth, and you¬†can then¬†wirelessly control and monitor food easily, even finding new recipes to¬†use.
With sous-vide cooking, preparing¬†foods at a consistent temperature is¬†key. Pairing the Anova Culinary Bluetooth Precision Cooker with the Anova Culinary iOS app allows users to set it and forget, knowing that the food will be cooked perfectly each time. No more worrying about keeping an eye out on the food in the oven, or¬†overcooking food on accident.
The Anova Culinary Bluetooth Precision Cooker is on sale today only at $139¬†and includes Prime shipping. The Anova Culinary iOS app is available for free from the App Store and is compatible with iPhones and iPads running iOS 7.0 or later.
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Late last year, Square Enix announced that a re-releases of Final Fantasy IX would be coming to iOS, Android and PC. At the time, there was no specific word as to when North American gamers would actually get their hands on it. However, this morning we noticed a listing for the iOS version of the game go live on the App Store.
While the game is currently listed at $16.99, it appears as though it will be 20% off from February 10th to February 21st. At this point, it is hard to tell whether or not the current $17 price tag reflects the discount or not, especially considering Square‚Äôs tendency for premium mobile pricing, but it most likely does. Nonetheless, if you‚Äôre worried about it, check back with this post tomorrow morning for updated pricing data.
Just before we get into the game itself, remember, this thing is a beast: “This application takes up around 4GB of memory. Over 8GB of free space is required to download it”.
The game remains intact outside of added achievements, additional game modes like no encounter/high speed and autosave along with ‚ÄúHigh-definition movies and character models.‚ÄĚ Here‚Äôs a quick look at what to expect from the story and gameplay features:
Zidane and the Tantalus Theater Troupe have kidnapped Princess Garnet, the heir of Alexandria. To their surprise, however, the princess herself yearned to escape the castle. Through a series of unusual circumstances, she and her personal guard, Steiner, fall in with Zidane and set out on an incredible journey. Meeting unforgettable characters like Vivi and Quina along the way, they learn about themselves, the secrets of the Crystal, and a malevolent force that threatens to destroy their world.
Learn new abilities by equipping items.
When fully mastered, these abilities can be used even without equipping items, allowing for nearly endless customization options.
Fill your Trance gauge as you sustain hits in battle.
When fully charged, your characters will enter Trance mode, granting them powerful new skills!
Never let items go to waste. Combine two items or pieces of equipment together and make better, stronger items!
Whether it’s Chocobo Hot and Cold, Jump Rope, or Tetra Master, there are plenty of minigames to enjoy when you’re not off saving the world. You can even earn special item rewards!
iOS Universal: Final Fantasy IX: $17 (Just released)
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Living in New York can be a real bag of garbage sometimes. There‚Äôs the actual garbage, the mounds of snow covered in dog poo, the defunct phone booths dudes use like urinals, and worst of all, the unreliable data service underground. The indignity!
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Apple Music appears to be off to a strong start in terms of paying subscribers, but as the old adage has it, you can’t please all of the people all of the time. A decent chunk of those¬†who have opted not to pay for Apple Music appear to have¬†headed instead to Spotify.¬†TechCrunch notes that Spotify’s iOS app has taken¬†the top grossing spot in Apple’s U.S. App Store for the first time ever.
Spotify was quietly hitting a milestone of its own. The company‚Äôs music streaming app just moved into the No. 1 position on the iPhone App Store‚Äôs ‚ÄúTop Grossing‚ÄĚ charts for the first time in the US.¬†Previously, according to data from App Annie, the highest rank Spotify saw on¬†the ‚ÄúTop Grossing‚ÄĚ charts stateside was No. 3, which it hit earlier this year and maintained in September.
When we polled¬†9to5Mac readers, 19.5% of you said that you would be switching to Spotify instead of paying for Apple Music.
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The latest data from App Annie shows that Android has pushed further ahead¬†in the number of apps downloaded worldwide, but iOS has increased its lead in app revenue.
Downloads in India¬†and Southeast Asia¬†in particular saw Android opening up its download lead from 85% in Q2 to 90% in Q3 2015, but that boost in low-cost handsets did nothing for app revenues. iOS apps increased their revenue lead from 70% to 80% in the last quarter …¬†
iOS and Google Play continued to show diverging growth patterns in Q3 2015. Google Play expanded its download lead over iOS thanks to first-time smartphone users in emerging markets like India and Southeast Asia. Meanwhile, iOS extended its revenue lead over Google Play thanks to its continued strength in another Asian market: China.
Unsurprisingly, China has been a particularly important market for iOS apps, now seeing more downloaded than in the USA, with revenue also seeing strong growth.
In the USA, the most popular iOS app categories measured by time spent using them are social networking, photo & video, utilities and games, with music rounding out the top 5 on the iPhone while travel makes the #5 slot on the iPad.
It was predicted earlier this year that both Apple and Google would see their app store revenues doubling within four years.
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9to5Toys Lunch Break: Jawbone BIG JAMBOX $120, Staples $100 gift card for $85, Klipsch TV Sound System $159, more
Today’s¬†can‚Äôt miss deals:
Jawbone BIG JAMBOX Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (dented box)¬†$120 shipped (Reg. $180)
UE ROLL 360 Bluetooth Speaker (all colors):¬†$90 shipped¬†(Reg.¬†$100)
Inateck MercuryBox Aluminum Bluetooth 4.0 Ultra-Portable Speaker:¬†$37 shipped¬†(Reg.¬†$46)
Omaker M4 Splashproof Bluetooth Speaker: $19 Prime shipped (Reg.¬†$35)
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Staples $100 Gift Card w/ email delivery for $85 from PayPal (15% off): save on Apple gear, Beats, office supplies,¬†more
The best-selling Klipsch SB 120 Bluetooth TV Sound System is on sale for $159 shipped (Reg.¬†$260+)
App Store Gorgeous Games for $1 Sale: Tengami, Superbrothers, KAMI, Icebreaker, Out There, many more
Games/Apps: True Skate for iOS goes free (Reg. $2), WWE 2K15 $20, Notes Plus 50% off, more
App Store Free App of the Week: Combo Quest RPG¬†goes free for the first time ($1 value)
EA‚Äôs new free-to-play Need for Speed No Limits¬†is now available on iOS and Android
More¬†new gear from today:
Daily Deals: LG WXGA LED Minibeam Projector $300, Westinghouse 24-inch LED 1080p HDTV $100,¬†more
More deals still alive:
Lenmar MAVEN iPhone 6 MFi Apple-Certified 3,000mAh Battery Case¬†$29 shipped¬†(Orig. $100),¬†more
Get a no-contract iPhone 6s from Boost Mobile for just¬†$450 shipped (Orig. $649)
- Samsung 55-inch 1080p 120Hz Smart LED HDTV:¬†$600 shipped (Reg. $800)
- LG 34-inch 21:9 UltraWide LED IPS Monitor:¬†$620 shipped¬†(Reg.¬†$780+)
- WD My Cloud 4TB Personal Cloud Storage NAS¬†$160 shipped¬†(Orig.¬†$220)
- Anker 14W Dual-USB Port Solar Charger:¬†$40 shipped¬†(Reg. $50+)
- GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera (Refurb):¬†$169 shipped (Orig. $240)
- Kindle First Books for Oct: Infinity Lost, The Mentor, The Concealed, This Is the Night,¬†more
- Freebies: Alice in Wonderland animated book iPad app + San Diego Zoo admission +¬†More!
- D-Link DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem:¬†$59 shipped (Reg.¬†$73)
- Klipsch STATUS Over-Ear Headphones¬†$100 shipped (Orig. $150),¬†more
- Samsung 850 EVO 2.5-inch Internal SSDs:¬†500GB¬†$150 (Reg. $175+),¬†250GB¬†$80 (Reg.¬†$90)
- USB Power:¬†Anker 15,600mAh Battery Pack¬†$24¬†(Reg. $30),¬†more
- Toshiba Canvio Basics 2TB Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive:¬†$70 shipped (Reg.¬†$85+)
- SanDisk Connect Wi-Fi Flash Drive for iOS: 64GB¬†$50 (Reg. $60), 32GB¬†$30 (Reg. $40)
- Canary All-in-One Internet-Connected Home Security Device:¬†$199 shipped (Reg.¬†$250)
- Buy 2 Board Games, Get 1 Free: Star Wars Pictopia $25, Jenga $9, Monopoly $20,¬†more
- Belkin QODE Ultimate Keyboard Case for iPad Air 2 in White/Gold: $49 shipped (Reg. $100)
- Free Xbox Live Gold Games¬†for October:¬†Valiant Hearts, The Walking Dead,¬†more
- Free PS Plus Games¬†for October: Super Meat Boy, Broken Age, Kickbeat,¬†more
- Download Cole Swindell‚Äôs debut album¬†for free ($10¬†value)
- Learn to hack a Raspberry Pi:¬†$115 (Orig. $804, CA Tax Only)
- First Generation Lytro 16GB Digital Camera¬†$80 (Orig. $199)
- Skybell Wi-Fi Doorbell livestreams video of anyone who calls:¬†$169 Shipped (Orig.¬†$199)
- Loot Crate: 3-Month Subscription:¬†$49 Shipped (Orig. $58, CA Tax¬†Only)
- SKEYE Pico Drone fits inside its own controller, packs gyro-stabilization:¬†$35 Shipped (Orig. $49)
- Typinator Family Pack (5 licenses)¬†for $21.99 (48%¬†off)
New products¬†& more:
These Bluetooth earbuds¬†use your iPhone‚Äôs Lightning port to charge
BRO Ball combines Bluetooth audio and pigskin¬†for the ultimate tailgate companion
- TiVo makes the DVR sexy¬†with 4K content, AirPlay and one-click commercial skipping
- Bose‚Äôs latest connected speaker¬†lowers the entry price into the SoundTouch family
- Keurig‚Äôs¬†new¬†KOLD brewer¬†lets you make Coca-Cola at home but it‚Äôs going to cost you
- Amazon snags exclusive¬†streaming rights for Back to The Future trilogy
- Amazon‚Äôs Prime Music adds¬†new artists¬†to its streaming service
- GoPro introduces¬†a new cost-effective action camera with Wi-Fi¬†capabilities
- Exploride combines the best iPhone features into¬†one safe head-up display unit¬†for your car
- Microsoft is announcing a¬†new Xbox One bundle every day¬†this week
- Review:¬†JBL‚Äôs new Xtreme Bluetooth speaker goes big on sound and¬†design
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Welcome to another installment of sweet new apps. In this week‚Äôs batch we‚Äôve got an app that takes the concept of live video streaming to the next level, a social app that lets you spout off your opinion as much as you‚Äôd like, and more. Without further ado, let‚Äôs dig in.
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