A little over a week after Apple announced that the 45 billion App Store downloads mark had been passed (which took just over 4 months to get from 40 to 45 billion), the count down for 50 Billion downloads has begun. As with the previous grand giveaways, the lucky person who downloads the 50 billionth app will win a $10,000 App Store Gift Card. But as an added twist, the next 50 iOS users to download an app will also score a $500 Gift Card. In other words, the contest will end after the 50,000,000,050th app has been downloaded. For the complete details, head over to the 50 Billion Downloads page on iTunes, where you’ll also find the Top 25 Paid/Free iPhone and iPad apps of all time.
Zinio, one of the world’s largest digital newsstands around, has teamed up with TouchMyApps to giveaway 10 free magazine subscriptions to share with our readers. With over 5,000 digital magazines and readers in over 200 countries, Zinio delivered more than 70 million issues in 2012. Subscriptions can be read and enjoyed on multiple platforms, including the iPad, iPhone, Android mobile phones and tablets, laptop and desktop. You’ll find most (if not all) of your favorite magazines here, like Esquire, Mac World, National Geographic, Maxim, Wired and much more. Full details on how you can enter this giveaway after the break.
The second annual iPad-an-Hour Giveaway bonanza by ZAGG is back. Same as last year, 24 iPads (this time the iPad 4 16GB Wifi model) will be given away throughout Black Friday.
Starting at 12:00 am MST on Black Friday, we’ll be giving away an iPad 4 every hour. 24 iPad 4s over 24 hours. Each hour is a new opportunity to enter the giveaway. So yes, you need to go to the giveaway page each hour and enter.
Entering the giveaway will be simple. To enter, just submit your email address. For additional entries, you can share on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. A Facebook share is worth two additional entries, a Twitter share is worth one additional entry, and a Pinterest share is worth one additional entry.
You can get a reminder by texting ‘hour’ to 53535 and ZAGG will text you each hour to remind you to enter. The contest starts in a few hours, so if you’re feeling lucky then, head over to the ZAGG Contest page to submit your entries. Good luck!
Promo Code Giveaway: G5′s Letters from Nowhere, Royal Trouble: Hidden Adventures and Mahjong Artifacts: Ch 2
With the long Labor Day Weekend just about to begin, we thought it’d be a good time to run a quick promo code giveaway (you do remember those right?). This one is courtesy of G5 Entertainment and the 3 games involved are: Letters from Nowhere ($4.99), Royal Trouble: Hidden Adventures ($4.99) and Mahjong Artifacts: Chapter 2 ($2.99). The first two are fun hidden object games with a storyline and the last being everyone’s favorite mahjong tile-matching variety. Entering is as easy as submitting a comment below, so if you’re feeling lucky, check out the details after the break!
Color Splash Studio for the iPhone and Mac will soon be getting a major update (with a new UI and “exceptional” features) and Macphun has decided to give the app a whole new name (probably has to do with the fact that it sounds awfully similar to Color Splash - one of the first of its kind on the App Store). Basically, the app converts photographs into black and white and users can easily keep certain areas in its original color, thus give it a more dramatic effect. And this is where you come in. As part of the name change challenge, Macphun has invited you to come up with a new name, with the winner taking home a $500 gift card, a mention in all PR materials, along with 10 copies of the app and free copies of other apps by MacPhun. If you’re feeling creative and wish to enter, simply head over to the New Name landing page and enter the required details. The Color Splash Studio apps are well received on the App Store and currently on sale as well ($0.99 for iPhone, $2.99 for Mac).
ZAGG, one of the best known accessories maker around for the iDevice, has once again launched their annual Memorial Day Sale event. Nearly everything is 50% off, including the ZAGGsparq (a portable battery pack and charger) and the ZAGGsmartbuds (earphones w/mic). Meanwhile, their Keyboard Cases for the iPad, which rarely go on sale, are now 20% off. As such, you can finally pick up popular items like the ZAGGFolio Keyboard Case (TMA review) and Logitech Keyboard Case by ZAGG (TMA review) for only $79.99. If you can do without a case, the ZAGGkeys Flex comes with an excellent bluetooth keyboard and a foldable stand/cover (now $63.99). This Memorial Day Sale is on for only 2 days, ending May 29th. And as an added bonus, if you spend over $9.99, you’ll be sent a ZAGGfoam (an antibacterial cleaner) for free. So what are you waiting for? Head on over to the Memorial Day Sale landing page for the complete details.
Finally, ZAGG’s also holding an iPad 3 an Hour Giveaway, where a new iPad will be given away every hour during Memorial Day. Good luck!
FX Photo Studio for Mac OS has just turned 1 and developer Macphun is throwing a birthday bash that includes price drops and giveaways. For one day (at the very least), their excellent photo editing apps for Mac and iOS can be picked up at up to 60% off. shigzeo reviewed FX Photo Studio for the iPhone and not only gave it a Kiss It rating, but also considers it to be among the best photo editors on the platform.
- FX Photo Studio - $9.99 (was $14.99)
- FX Photo Studio Pro - $18.99 (was $39.99)
- FX Photo Studio for iPhone (TMA Review) – $0.99 (was $2.99)
- FX Photo Studio HD for iPad - $0.99 (was $2.99)
As for the month-long giveaways (until June 16th), you can head over to FX Photo Studio’s Facebook page for your chance to win a variety of tech prizes, including the new iPad.
And just like that, the iOS App Store’s rapidly approaching a staggeringly impressive milestone – 25 billion downloads. To mark the occasion and as their way of saying thanks (just like they did with the 10 billionth download), Apple will be giving away a $10,000 gift card to one lucky winner.
As of today, nearly 25 billion apps have been downloaded worldwide. Which is almost as amazing as the apps themselves. So we want to say thanks. Download the 25 billionth app, and you could win a US$10,000 App Store Gift Card.* Just visit the App Store and download your best app yet.
Aside from having to actually download any apps, you can also enter the contest by submitting your Countdown entry form, up to 25 times per day. Read up on the offical rules here, and start downloading some apps from the Top 25 All-time Paid/Free apps list while you’re at it. Good luck!
ZAGG, the company behind the Flex Keyboard and ZAGGmate, is holding another massive iPad Giveaway this Black Friday. In 2010, ZAGG did an iPad-a-week giveaway; earlier this February, it was an iPad-a-day hand out. Naturally, this Friday, we should be expecting an iPad 2 every hour, right? Starting midnight (MST) on November 25th, 2011, an iPad 2 WiFi 16 GB model can be won every hour, all by visiting the contest page and submitting your entry (Name and email). The key is that each entry only counts for that hour, so you’ll have to re-submit 24 separate times (once each hour) if you really want that iPad badly enough. You’ll also receive up to 3 additional entries per hour if you share that contest page via Twitter and Facebook. Good luck!
Many of you iOS users have most likely come across Readdle on the App Store at one point or another. If you haven’t, just know that they’re responsible for some of the best productivity apps on the iDevice. In fact, Calendars – Google Calendar client and PDF Expert for iPad are two apps I use on a daily basis. And seeing how it’s their 4th anniversary, Readdle have slashed 30% off on all their existing apps (sale good until end of today). Not only that, but they’re also giving away 4 iPad 2′s as well (3 left as contest officially started yesterday). More details on the giveaway and app links after the gap.