Sometimes an Instagram Reel really hits home. When you encounter content that strikes a nerve, some iPhone owners' first reaction is to save to the Photos app. Once your favorite videos are locally stored on your device, they can be enjoyed, sent to friends, or re-posted to your favorite social media app. While the Instagram app does not include an easy way to save Reels to the iPhone camera roll, there is a way to make this happen for free.
App of the Week
It is unknown how Apple Arcade is going to affect the Apple App Store. Will most of the premium games be hidden behind Apple's paywall, leaving nothing but a freemium games graveyard? Or will it be business as usual? If 2019 was a preview of what's to come, then it doesn't look good for the App Store this fall. It's hard to know the exact reason why, but this year was not a great year for mobile games on iOS devices. We struggled all year to find decent titless to highlight for our App of the Week. This made us wonder if the good games already disappearing from the App Store for Apple Arcade?
Hamsterdam could've easily been another boring button mashing fighting game, but it's slick controls, colorful art and cast of cute characters puts it above the rest. The game follows a hamster named Primm, who must harness the power of Hamster-fu to defeat the evil chinchilla Marlo and his Vermin Gang. Primm has inherited his powers from the peaceful Grandpa -- the former Hamster-fu master himself. Grandpa leads Primm on and adventure to save his town and rid it of all vermin.
At first glance, Hyper Light Drifter looks like a pixel art version of The Legend of Zelda but a lot more stylish. It is a top down adventure game where you play as a Drifter, a kind of post-apocalyptic scavenger. It features a score composed by Disasterpeace, dreamy soundscapes and exciting combat that translates well to iOS devices. The game has received high praise since its release in 2016. The iOS version is a port of the original Nintendo Switch version with exclusive content and new areas.