New iOS Apps, Games and JB Tweaks of the Week: LEGO Super Heroes, Transformers and More...

It was a very eventful week for the Apple App Store. On June 17, Halfbrick Studios made all its titles free after releasing its newest game Birzzle Fever. Halfbrick is the creator of the popular titles Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride. Mysteriously Apple also decided to make Halfbrick's Fish Out of Water its Free App of the Week the same week it became a freemium title.

Halfbrick Studios

Facebook announced its plans to add a new sidebar to its iPad app to push more game suggestions to its users. Facebook said "more than 70 percent of people who use Facebook for iPad worldwide played a Facebook-connected game in the past 90 days." The company also released its Snapchat competitor Slinshot to the App Store. The app allows users to send photos or videos that disappear after a user views them.

iOS App of the Week: TodayTix - Find Discount Broadway Tickets

TodayTix is a service that provides users with access to last minute discounted tickets to Broadway and Off-Broadway shows directly from their mobile device. The app allows users to easily find both full priced and discounted tickets without dealing with any lines or the box office. The best part is that TodayTix Concierge agents hand deliver all tickets in front of the theater before the show.


This is a great app for tourists or even New Yorkers who do not know how to score discounted seats for popular Broadway shows such as Wicked, Kinky Boots and so on. It also ensures you will buy authentic tickets and not be ripped off by counterfeiters.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Universe in Peril Now Available for the iPhone and iPad

The Apple App Store has been buzzing with a lot of big releases this week. Facebook launched its doomed Snapchat clone, Gameloft released its free RPG, Dungeon Gems, Disney unleashed Star Wars Scene Maker, and last but not least LEGO's Marvel Super Heroes: Universe in Peril landed on the App Store today.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Universe in Peril

The LEGO action adventure title is a port of the Nintendo DS handheld version released last year. The game allows you to play as Marvel superheroes such as Iron Man, Spider-Man, the Hulk, Captain America and Wolverine as you attempt to stop Loki and other Marvel villains from destroying the world. The game includes over 91 playable characters, 45 missions to complete and both console and touch controls.

iOS 8 Beta 2 Now Available [Changelog]

Apple has released iOS 8 beta 2 three weeks after releasing the first beta to developers at its World Wide Developers Conference in San Francisco, California on June 2nd. The second beta is available now as an OTA update or through Apple's development portal. The new beta features mostly bug fixes. Check out the full iOS 8 beta 2 changelog below.

iOS 8 Beta 2

Apple is expected to launch iOS 8 alongside its next-generation iPhone and rumored iWatch this fall. iOS 8 will bring a host of new features to Apple products including Apple's Health app, improvements to messaging, an App Store Family Sharing option and more.


Netflix Gets iOS 7 Redesign and New Icon

Netflix subscribers can enjoy a brand new interface thanks to a refresh of the universal iOS app. iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users running iOS 6.0 or later can install version 6.0 of Netflix free of charge. In addition to bug fixes, the update includes a redesigned icon for iOS 7.

Netflix iOS 7 refresh

Faster startup for video playback is one of the improvements listed by Netflix under the app description in iTunes. Netflix members can instantly watch thousands of shows and movies from anywhere with connectivity on their iOS devices.


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