The original projectile puzzle game Crush the Castle returns to the App Store

Crush the Castle: Siege Master

Angry Birds may have made the projectile puzzle genre popular, but any good video game historian knows that Crush the Castle paved the way for the Rovio franchise. Crush the Castle is the original free flash game where players smash different fortresses using the medieval trebuchet. The goal of the game is to kill all the inhabitants of each level using the designated amount of shots. Players can unlock different projectiles with new capabilities as they advance through new kingdoms, and build their own castles for other players to destroy.

How to share 3D photos on Facebook

Facebook 3D Photos

Facebook is rolling out its latest photo sharing feature on the News Feed and in VR. It's called 3D photos, and it captures depth and movement in subjects using the distance between the foreground and background. The technology requires Portrait Mode, which is available on the iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. The feature will be available in various markets around the world over the next few weeks.

Apple to sell clear case for iPhone XR

iPhone XR Apple clear case

Apple already sells official cases for the iPhone XS and XS Plus. Much like other Apple-designed cases, these come in silicone and leather varieties. The iPhone XR launch is only two weeks away, and some Apple fans were wondering if the company would offer a special case for the mid-sized handset. As it turns out, Apple will sell its first-ever clear iPhone case to show off the colorful iPhone XR body.

How to increase privacy on Instagram for iPhone

Instagram privacy 1

Concerned about privacy when using popular apps like Instagram? One news story after another highlighting data breaches and undisclosed app activity has some iPhone owners on edge. The fact that Facebook owns Instagram hasn't exactly made users of the most popular photo sharing platform more comfortable, considering the company's dependence on advertising for revenue. Despite privacy controls on iOS devices, sharing the Camera Roll with apps is easy, but who knows what apps actually do with access to your entire Photo Library?

Aside from deleting your Instagram account entirely, there are steps you can take to protect your data from being exploited by advertisers. Improving Instagram privacy requires checking a few settings and changing what data iPhone owners allow Instagram to access.

Halloween App(s) of the Week: Prey Day and more

Prey Day: Survival

Prey Day: Survival is a zombie survival game that is almost identical to Last Day on Earth. It takes place in the city of Harbortown which has been destroyed by a mysterious virus. You must collect materials to craft tools and build your own shelter while completing side missions to investigate the cause of infection that wiped out most of the population. Unlike Last Day, Prey Day promises a "huge online" world at launch. Players can communicate with other players to form clans, complete clan missions and establish a clan base. You can also go solo and fight other players to steal their loot.

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