Here are this week's games, apps and jailbreak tweaks released to the App Store and Cydia through 09/28/14 to 10/03/14. Apple's Free App of the Week is Fragment - Prismatic Effects. The game will be free on the Apple App Store until 10/10/14. Also don't forget to check out our best Halloween apps all month long.
Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) stock has suffered several price swings in the past month and, according to a Bloomberg report, the bears are out in numbers and causing increased volatility in the market.
According to St. Louis-based Stifel Nicolaus & Co. money manager, Chad Morganlander, "Apple is the largest publicly traded company in the U.S. and it has great influence on every index it’s in.” In fact, it is so influential that a 1% drop in its value results in a 5 point loss for the Nasdaq 100 Index, according to Bloomberg reporters Joseph Ciolli and Callie Bost. It also results in a $6 billion drop in the company's market value.
When I first saw customer reviews that said things like, Five Nights at Freddy's "is officially the scariest game I have ever played," I was skeptical. I thought there is no way an iPhone game, or really any video game, could be scary, but I was wrong. Five Nights at Freddy's has actually made me jump while playing it, and even if it doesn't scare you, it is still an intense game that is perfect for Halloween.
Like any cheesy horror movie the plot of Five Nights at Freddy's requires some suspension of disbelief, but its over-the-top premise is what gives it its charm. You're the new night watchman at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, a Chuck E. Cheese's-like restaurant and arcade. Your job is to watch Freddy Fazbear and his animatronic pals from the safety of your office, which turns out not to be so safe. Freddy and his pals like to wonder around at night and awful things happen to humans who accidentally bump into them. Luckily you have two security doors to keep you safe, but due to corporate budget cuts you only have a limited amount of power to run your lights, security cameras and doors.
Although Piper Jaffray believes there is huge potential in the Apple Watch's future, the investment bank believes it may take some time for Apple's new wearable to truly catch on.
In a note written to investors on Wednesday and provided to AppleInsider, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster estimated that Apple would sell around 10 million of its watches in 2015. This is a bit less than BMO's recent estimate of 12 million sales. He advised investors to hold "conservative expectations" for first year sales and wrote, "Overall, we believe that the Apple Watch is light years ahead of any other smartwatch on the market, but consumer application may be limited initially until developers begin to
Following in the footsteps of Rovio Entertainment and its Angry Birds telepods, the indie developer Lima Sky has teamed up with the Australia-based Goldie Marketing to release a line of Doodle Jump toys exclusively to Toys R Us stores. The new toys are based on the different characters from the popular iOS game starring Doodle the Doodler.
The toy line features 18 Mini Doodles, 6 Mega Doodles and 6 Plush Doodles. The Mini Doodles are available in 2 packs for $5.99 or as a set of 6 for $14.99. The 5-inch Mega Doodles are available for $12.99 each and the 8-inch plus dolls are available for $9.99 each.