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The best iOS app sales/freebies for the holidays: GTA, Day One, Infinity Blade, Rayman, Tweetbot, Batman, many more


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We have seen a massive selection of iOS apps and games go on sale over the past week or so. Now that Apple has locked price changes on the App Store until December 29th, we thought we would put together a master list of only the best apps on sale for the holidays.

You can grab iTunes gift cards for 15% off right now to get even deeper discounts on iOS apps, music and movies. Head below for the best iOS price drops of the season:


Apple sapphire crystal supplier GT Advanced files for bankruptcy


Apple sapphire supplier GT Advanced Tech has today released a statement announcing that it is filing for bankruptcy under Chapter 11. Filing for Chapter 11 means the company will be able to continue normal operations until it can resolve issues with creditors. As of September 28th, GTAT had $85 million in cash.

What implications this has on Apple’s upcoming Watch wearable, which uses a sapphire screen cover for both Apple Watch and Apple Watch Edition models, is currently unclear. Apple also uses sapphire from GTAT in its iPhone lineup, for the camera cover and the Touch ID sensor.


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Amazon announces massive game sale, up to 75% off many great Mac titles: Borderlands 2: $29, Black Ops: $18, Assassin’s Creed II: $5, many more

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From (Twitter, Feed, Facebook), today:

Amazon is holding a “Farewell to February” sale on much of its digital game downloads for Mac and PC that includes over 850 games up to 75 percent off. Amazon is also offering an extra 25 percent off one item per customer with the checkout code “CAGROCKS”. While it might take you a while to flip through the hundreds of games Amazon has on sale, we decided to put together a list of some of the more notable Mac titles on sale today. Enjoy!

Bioshock 2 | $9.99 (was $24.99)

Call of Duty: Black Ops | $17.49 (was $49.99)

Rezurrection DLC- $7.49 (was $14.99)

Annihilation & Escalation DLC – $11.99 (was $24.99)

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare | $9.99 (was $39.99)

Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood | $7.49 (was $29.99)

Assassin’s Creed II | $4.99 (was $19.99)

Borderlands 2 | $29.99 (was $59.99)

Driver San Francisco Deluxe Edition | $12.49 (was $24.99)

Sid Meier’s Civilization V | $7.49 (was $29.99)

Quake 4 | $4.49 (was $19.99)

Duke Nukem Forever | $4.99 ($19.99)

RAGE: Campaign Edition | $4.99 (was $29.99)

Star Wars The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition | $5.99 (was $29.99)

Prince of Persia (2009) | $4.99 (was $49.99)

Dragon Age 2 | $14.77 (was $19.99)

You can check out all Mac games that are 70 percent off or more on Amazon.

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Pong World, GTA Vice City trailer, Sparkling Maps, Day After US, deals, more


A few decent new apps and updates are hitting the App Store today. We’ve also spotted variable cost iTunes gift cards hitting third-party retailers for the holidays. To kick things off, we get a new trailer for the 40th anniversary edition of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City slated to hit iOS devices on December 6th.

New Apps:

Pong World: Atari is today celebrating the 40th anniversary of Pong with the release of the first official Pong iOS app on the App Store. Known as Pong World, the modern take on the Atari classic was originally the winning entry of the Pong Indie Developer Challenge.

Atari, one of the world’s most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, announced the release of Pong World™ for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The $50,000 grand prize winner of the Pong®Indie Developer Challenge developed by zGames, Pong World is a reimagined take on the pop culture classic and the first-ever official new PONG game for smartphones and tablet devices.

Sparkling Maps Lite: If you want to try out what third-party Google maps-powered Sparkling Maps has to offer, today the developer released a free, ad-supported version on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.


Day After US version 1.1: Warner Bros. Day After US app bringing full episodes of TV shows to markets without access to iTunes TV shows is updated today with additional seasons:

-More seasons

Ecco the Dolphin version 2.0: Sega’s cult favorite Ecco the Dolphin finally gets full iOS 6 support:

-iOS 6 Support


AppyFridays has three app deals:

Spy Cam (regular price $9.99, new price $3.99)
Focus (regular price $19.99, new price $6.99)
Soulver (regular price $19.99, new price $9.99)