5 Year App Store, 5 Free Apps, 5 Free Games

5 Years of the App Store
5 Years of the App Store
5 Years of the App Store

When Apple App Store first launched on July 10, 2008, it has only 500 apps. 5 years later, App Store now has over 900,000 apps and 50 billion apps downloaded.

To celebrate 5 years of the App Store, Apple is giving away 5 landmark games and 5 groundbreaking apps for a limited time.

5 Free Apps

1. Barefoot World Atlas

Barefoot World Atlas
Barefoot World Atlas

Barefoot World Atlas is a magical interactive 3D globe that invites children to explore the regions and countries of the world, discovering hundreds of fascinating features and immersing themselves in the rich wonders of our planet.

[button link=”https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/barefoot-world-atlas/id489221652?mt=8″ style=”download” window=”yes”]iTunes Download[/button] *Universal app designed for both iPhone and iPad.

2. Day One (Journal / Diary)

Day One
Day One

Day One is a new way to journal. Record movements every day using photos, places and words. Sync to iPhone and iPad using iCloud or Dropbox.

[button link=”https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/day-one-journal-diary/id421706526?mt=8″ style=”download” window=”yes”]iTunes Download[/button] *Universal app designed for both iPhone and iPad.

3. How to Cook Everything

How to Cook Everything
How to Cook Everything

How to Cook Everything is first-of-its-kind app of the bestselling cookbook—How to Cook Everything® from New York Times columnist Mark Bittman—has 2,000 recipes, 400 how-to illustrations, and a host of features that appeal to cooks on the go.

[button link=”https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/how-to-cook-everything/id409936319?mt=8″ style=”download” window=”yes”]iTunes Download[/button] *Universal app designed for both iPhone and iPad.

4. Over

Over
Over

Over allows you to add beautiful text and artwork to your photos and share them on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr & Instagram. Create inspirational, informational or even funny images to share quickly and easily. In only a few seconds you can add captions, quotes, jokes, memes, poems or anything else you can think of to a photo.

[button link=”https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/over/id535811906?mt=8″ style=”download” window=”yes”]iTunes Download[/button] *Universal app designed for both iPhone and iPad.

5. Traktor DJ for iPhone

Traktor DJ for iPhone
Traktor DJ for iPhone

Traktor DJ for iPhone enable you to touch your tracks and create stunning mixes in seconds.

[button link=”https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/traktor-dj-for-iphone/id625335999?mt=8″ style=”download” window=”yes”]iTunes Download[/button]

5 Free Games

1. BADLAND

BADLAND
BADLAND

BADLAND is the Winner of 2013 Apple Design Award. It is atmospheric sidescrolling action adventure platformer taking place in a gorgeous forest full of various inhabitants, trees and flowers. Although the forest looks like it’s from some beautiful fairytale, there seems to be something terribly wrong. The player controls one of the forest’s inhabitants to discover what’s going on. Through his journey he discovers the astonishing amount of imaginative traps and obstacles.

[button link=”https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/badland/id535176909?mt=8″ style=”download” window=”yes”]iTunes Download[/button] *Universal app designed for both iPhone and iPad.

2. Infinity Blade II

Infinity Blade 2
Infinity Blade 2

Infinity Blake II is high ranked 3D game for iOS with gorgeous graphics and smart gameplay, this action-packed epic absolutely shines.

[button link=”https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/infinity-blade-ii/id447689011?mt=8″ style=”download” window=”yes”]iTunes Download[/button] *Universal app designed for both iPhone and iPad.

3. Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP

Superbrothers Sword Sworcery EP
Superbrothers Sword Sworcery EP

Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP is a 8-bit exploratory action adventure with an emphasis on audiovisual style. Traverse a mythic little realm, use a sword to do battle & evoke sworcery to solve mystical musical mysteries. Co-operate with friends via Twitter, experience a videogame world that is affected by moon phases & help a wandering warrior monk complete her woeful errand.

[button link=”https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/superbrothers-sword-sworcery/id424912055?mt=8″ style=”download” window=”yes”]iTunes Download[/button] *Universal app designed for both iPhone and iPad.

4. Tiny Wings

Tiny Wings
Tiny Wings

Tiny Wings is iPhone Game of the Year in App Store Rewind 2011 in Europe. This endearing classic features charming style and thrilling momentum-based gameplay.

[button link=”https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/tiny-wings/id417817520?mt=8″ style=”download” window=”yes”]iTunes Download[/button]

5. Where’s My Water?

Where is My Water
Where is My Water

Where’s My Water? is a simple and challenging puzzle game that features intuitive controls and a lovable mascot. Help Swampy by guiding water to his broken shower. Each level is a challenging physics-based puzzle with amazing life-like mechanics. Cut through dirt to guide fresh water, dirty water, toxic water, steam, and ooze through increasingly challenging scenarios!

[button link=”https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/wheres-my-water/id449735650?mt=8″ style=”download” window=”yes”]iTunes Download[/button] *Universal app designed for both iPhone and iPad.

[box type=”note”]Note: These apps are only free for a limited time. Grab them now before too late![/box]

iOS 6 Maps and Siri in Malaysia: What You Need to Know

iOS 6 Malaysia

iOS 6 Malaysia

Apple iOS 6 release date is September 19, 2012. There are over 200 new features in iOS 6. Some features are not available in every country. In this article, I will discuss iOS 6 Maps and Siri features in Malaysia.

[box type=”info”]iOS 6 is free update, available via your iDevice (Settings > General > Software Update) or iTunes.[/box]

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Things You Need to Know about Apple iTunes Store in Malaysia

The iTunes Store has arrived.
The iTunes Store has arrived.
The iTunes Store has arrived.

Apple iTunes Store for Music and Movies are now available in 12 additional Asia countries, including Malaysia. Read this article to know more about iTunes, music and movie prices, iTunes Cloud, iTunes Match, and what’s missing.

For years, I envy people purchase music and videos on Apple iTunes Store and ignoring all the iTunes Store related announcement — because iTunes Store was not available in my country, Malaysia.

It is over now!

iTunes Store for additional 12 Asia countries

Today, Apple launches iTunes Store in 12 additional countries in Asia!

The 12 countries are: Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. China, Indonesia and India and others still need to wait…

Japan is the 1st in Asia to get iTunes Music Store in 2005 and sold 1 million songs in 4 days!

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HOW TO: Setup iTunes Home Sharing to Stream Music and Videos to iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

Ipad home sharing setting

Apple iOS 4.3 added iTunes Home Sharing to allows you to play your entire iTunes library on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch over WiFi network, without having to download or sync. Here you will learn how to enable the Home Sharing feature on computer and iDevice to stream your multimedia content in the same network.

iTunes Home Sharing Requirements

You need the following in order to setup Home Sharing:

  • Computer and iDevice need to be on the same network (wired or wireless)
  • Installed iTunes 10.2 or later.
  • iOS device updated to iOS 4.3 or later.
  • iTunes or App Store account.

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Apple TV: Small, Cheap, but Dummy

apple tv (iTV) 2010

Apple announced the new Apple TV (also known as iTV), a cheap small black box that stream content from Internet and your computer or iDevices. Is it worth to buy if you are outside U.S? Read on.

Hardware

Apple TV is powered by A4 chip, same as iPad, iPhone 4, and the new iPod touch. It supports WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n and 100Mbps Ethernet network.

Apple TV only has HDMI and optical audio output. Support HD video (720p) format. No built-in storage.

Price: USD$99

Getting content onto Apple TV

With new iTunes movies and TV shows rental, you can purchase and watch rentals on Apple TV. You have 30 days to start watching, and watch as many times as you want in 24 hours for movie rental ($3 or $4) and 48 hours for TV show rental ($3).

Beside iTunes store, Apple TV also support content on Netflix, YouTube, MobileMe, and Flickr. With new AirPlay, you can stream your digital video and music to Apple TV from your computer, iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.

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