Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) had a relatively uneventful week on the trading floor last week. Share prices started the week at $123.09 and closing on Friday at $121.30 for about a 1.5 percent loss on the week. A weekly high of $123.91 was reached on Tuesday and the low of $120.91 came during trading on Friday. Despite the lackluster stock performance, there were several positive items regarding Apple last week.
There are a lot of apps on the Apple App Store that help you declutter your photo library, but most require that you to personally review every image before deletion. Gallery Doctor aims to speed up this process by automatically locating your bad photos so you can easily delete them. This is a great tool for iPhone and iPad users who snap a lot of photos, but don't have time to individually inspect each image.
As you probably already know, Angry Birds 2 landed on the Apple App Store this week. The game has already manged to nab 5 million downloads, according to Rovio Entertainment. I can only assume that's counting downloads across all platforms such as Google Play and the App Store, but it is still an impressive feat for a mobile game.
After ten sequels and a handful of spin-offs it is hard to believe that the Angry Bird franchise has not run out of steam, but Rovio's disgruntled birds have managed to once again top the mobile gaming charts. Angry Birds 2 is currently the number one free game on the Apple App store, and it has already been downloaded over one million times since it was launched on Thursday. Not only has the sequel climbed its way to the the top of Apple's charts, but it is this week's Editor's Choice, and it has been earning good reviews from both critics and fans.
Rovio Entertainment's official sequel to Angry Birds is now available on the Apple App Store. Angry Birds 2 arrives several years after the original Angry Birds turned the mobile gaming world on its head in 2009. The sequel promises to deliver a "new era of addictive slingshot gameplay with stunning graphics, challenging multi-stage levels, scheming boss pigs and even more destruction".
T-Mobile has added Apple Music to its list of music services that can stream for free over the carrier's 4G LTE network. Music Freedom allows Simple Choice customers to enjoy 33 music streaming services without burning through their T-Mobile data plan. The list of supported services include popular music platforms such as Pandora, Spotify, Rdio and more. You can see a complete list of supported services here.
Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) released its third quarter results shortly after the closing bell on Tuesday. Share prices proceeded to plummet nearly 7% in after hours trading (the drop off actually began shortly before the earnings call) even though it was yet another record breaking quarter for the Cupertino giant. After closing Tuesday at $130.75, prices opened Wednesday at $121.99. They recovered a little bit during large volume trading on Wednesday, closing at $125.22, and closed the week at $124.50.
100 Best Buy retail locations will begin carrying the Apple Watch beginning in August, according to the Wall Street Journal. Apple will then expand its Apple Watch shipments to over 300 outlets before the holidays. Best Buy will only carry the Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch editions. Apple fans will also be able to buy replacement bands and other Watch accessories at participating Best Buy locations.
Five Nights at Freddy's 4 made its official debut on Steam on Friday, but there has been zero news about a mobile release. You can purchase the game now for $7.99 through Steam (Windows only) or wait until it arrives on the App Store.
It was a big week for classic arcade titles. Both Q*bert and Pac-Man received games on the App Store. Our App of the Week, Qbert Rebooted includes the original classic, plus an updated 3D version of the game with new characters and villians. The game is free to download with an option to upgrade to an ad-free version for $0.99.
Bandai Namco on Thursday ported Pac-Man Championship Edition DX to mobile devices. Pac-Man CEDX is the sequel to the popular Pac-Man Championship Edition. The game features 132 mazes, 3 game modes, the infamous dark levels and more. Pac-Man CEDX is available for $4.99 on the App Store.
There's been all kinds of rumors floating around about the official release date for Five Nights at Freddy's 4, but so far none of them have been true because the game shockingly popped up on Steam today. The game featured a note from its developer Scott Cawthon who wrote, "Ok, so as many of you already know, I'm bad with release dates. The game is finished. Enjoy!" Here's the trailer and official synopsis for the game: