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“On a weekly basis we’re seeing very few Watch apps, compared to iOS apps,” says VP Tim Anglade. “For everyÂ 1,000 new iOS apps being built, there are 10 tvOS apps and maybe 1 Watch app” …Â
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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,Â 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 allÂ the way down to small details like using vertical rather than horizontal dotsÂ as a menu icon.
He argues thatÂ Google is acting like Microsoft did back in the early 90s, suddenlyÂ 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-videÂ 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 insideÂ to ensure that food is cooked evenly throughout. Connect the Anova to an iPhone via Bluetooth, and youÂ can thenÂ wirelessly control and monitor food easily, even finding new recipes toÂ use.
With sous-vide cooking, preparingÂ foods at a consistent temperature isÂ 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, orÂ overcooking food on accident.
The Anova Culinary Bluetooth Precision Cooker is on sale today only at $139Â 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 Squareâ€™s tendency for premium mobile pricing, but it most likely does. Nonetheless, if youâ€™re 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 â€śHigh-definition movies and character models.â€ť Hereâ€™s 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. Thereâ€™s 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 thoseÂ who have opted not to pay for Apple Music appear to haveÂ headed instead to Spotify.Â TechCrunch notes that Spotify’s iOS app has takenÂ 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 companyâ€™s music streaming app just moved into the No. 1 position on the iPhone App Storeâ€™s â€śTop Grossingâ€ť charts for the first time in the US.Â Previously, according to data from App Annie, the highest rank Spotify saw onÂ the â€śTop Grossingâ€ť charts stateside was No. 3, which it hit earlier this year and maintained in September.
When we polledÂ 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 aheadÂ in the number of apps downloaded worldwide, but iOS has increased its lead in app revenue.
Downloads in IndiaÂ and Southeast AsiaÂ 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 …Â
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’sÂ canâ€™t miss deals:
Jawbone BIG JAMBOX Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (dented box)Â $120 shipped (Reg. $180)
UE ROLL 360 Bluetooth Speaker (all colors):Â $90 shippedÂ (Reg.Â $100)
Inateck MercuryBox Aluminum Bluetooth 4.0 Ultra-Portable Speaker:Â $37 shippedÂ (Reg.Â $46)
Omaker M4 Splashproof Bluetooth Speaker: $19 Prime shipped (Reg.Â $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,Â more
The best-selling Klipsch SB 120 Bluetooth TV Sound System is on sale for $159 shipped (Reg.Â $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 RPGÂ goes free for the first time ($1 value)
EAâ€™s new free-to-play Need for Speed No LimitsÂ is now available on iOS and Android
MoreÂ new gear from today:
Daily Deals: LG WXGA LED Minibeam Projector $300, Westinghouse 24-inch LED 1080p HDTV $100,Â more
More deals still alive:
Lenmar MAVEN iPhone 6 MFi Apple-Certified 3,000mAh Battery CaseÂ $29 shippedÂ (Orig. $100),Â more
Get a no-contract iPhone 6s from Boost Mobile for justÂ $450 shipped (Orig. $649)
- Samsung 55-inch 1080p 120Hz Smart LED HDTV:Â $600 shipped (Reg. $800)
- LG 34-inch 21:9 UltraWide LED IPS Monitor:Â $620 shippedÂ (Reg.Â $780+)
- WD My Cloud 4TB Personal Cloud Storage NASÂ $160 shippedÂ (Orig.Â $220)
- Anker 14W Dual-USB Port Solar Charger:Â $40 shippedÂ (Reg. $50+)
- GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition Camera (Refurb):Â $169 shipped (Orig. $240)
- Kindle First Books for Oct: Infinity Lost, The Mentor, The Concealed, This Is the Night,Â more
- Freebies: Alice in Wonderland animated book iPad app + San Diego Zoo admission +Â More!
- D-Link DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem:Â $59 shipped (Reg.Â $73)
- Klipsch STATUS Over-Ear HeadphonesÂ $100 shipped (Orig. $150),Â more
- Samsung 850 EVO 2.5-inch Internal SSDs:Â 500GBÂ $150 (Reg. $175+),Â 250GBÂ $80 (Reg.Â $90)
- USB Power:Â Anker 15,600mAh Battery PackÂ $24Â (Reg. $30),Â more
- Toshiba Canvio Basics 2TB Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive:Â $70 shipped (Reg.Â $85+)
- SanDisk Connect Wi-Fi Flash Drive for iOS: 64GBÂ $50 (Reg. $60), 32GBÂ $30 (Reg. $40)
- Canary All-in-One Internet-Connected Home Security Device:Â $199 shipped (Reg.Â $250)
- Buy 2 Board Games, Get 1 Free: Star Wars Pictopia $25, Jenga $9, Monopoly $20,Â more
- Belkin QODE Ultimate Keyboard Case for iPad Air 2 in White/Gold: $49 shipped (Reg. $100)
- Free Xbox Live Gold GamesÂ for October:Â Valiant Hearts, The Walking Dead,Â more
- Free PS Plus GamesÂ for October: Super Meat Boy, Broken Age, Kickbeat,Â more
- Download Cole Swindellâ€™s debut albumÂ for free ($10Â value)
- Learn to hack a Raspberry Pi:Â $115 (Orig. $804, CA Tax Only)
- First Generation Lytro 16GB Digital CameraÂ $80 (Orig. $199)
- Skybell Wi-Fi Doorbell livestreams video of anyone who calls:Â $169 Shipped (Orig.Â $199)
- Loot Crate: 3-Month Subscription:Â $49 Shipped (Orig. $58, CA TaxÂ Only)
- SKEYE Pico Drone fits inside its own controller, packs gyro-stabilization:Â $35 Shipped (Orig. $49)
- Typinator Family Pack (5 licenses)Â for $21.99 (48%Â off)
New productsÂ & more:
These Bluetooth earbudsÂ use your iPhoneâ€™s Lightning port to charge
BRO Ball combines Bluetooth audio and pigskinÂ for the ultimate tailgate companion
- TiVo makes the DVR sexyÂ with 4K content, AirPlay and one-click commercial skipping
- Boseâ€™s latest connected speakerÂ lowers the entry price into the SoundTouch family
- Keurigâ€™sÂ newÂ KOLD brewerÂ lets you make Coca-Cola at home but itâ€™s going to cost you
- Amazon snags exclusiveÂ streaming rights for Back to The Future trilogy
- Amazonâ€™s Prime Music addsÂ new artistsÂ to its streaming service
- GoPro introducesÂ a new cost-effective action camera with Wi-FiÂ capabilities
- Exploride combines the best iPhone features intoÂ one safe head-up display unitÂ for your car
- Microsoft is announcing aÂ new Xbox One bundle every dayÂ this week
- Review:Â JBLâ€™s new Xtreme Bluetooth speaker goes big on sound andÂ design
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Welcome to another installment of sweet new apps. In this weekâ€™s batch weâ€™ve 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 youâ€™d like, and more. Without further ado, letâ€™s dig in.
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