The Mac Freebie Bundle – 8 Mac apps for Free (value of $117)

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We’ve covered a number of Mac Bundles in the past, and this is first time I can recall that it’s being given away absolutely for free. Held over at Stacksocial, there are 8 Mac apps found in the bundle and they include Ondesoft Screen Capture ($30), ClipBuddy ($30, a great tool that saves all the clips you make) and Image Smith ($16). The only thing that’s required is for you to have a free Stacksocial account, and then Like/Share it either via Facebook or Twitter. The total value of the Mac Freebie Bundle is $117, and there should be at the very least an app or two that you’ll find useful.

The giveaway ends in 14 days, on Jan 30th. A break down of all apps included after the gap.

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iOS Deals of the Day – Documents, JAZZ: Trump’s journey and Super Dragon now Free

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Documents for the iPad (formerly ReaddleDocs) has been updated to 4.0 with a new interface and improved performance — is now Free

Looking for the latest app sales and deals for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad? Here’s our roundup today for the most recent freebies and price drops that are worth checking out. As always, they’re only good for a very limited time.

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FAA’s Free App of the Day – Car Jack Streets

We’re working together with the team at Free App Alliance to highlight a great free app for you to check out.

Car Jack Streets is a Grand Theft Auto-esque action title in which you take on the role of Randal Meyers, who’s a down on his luck gambler that owes big bucks to the Italian mob.

Your aim, then, is to pull off legal and illegal jobs around a crime-ravaged city to pay off your debt and ensure that you don’t wake up next to a horse’s head. Car Jack Streets features tons of cars, helicopters, and other vehicles, and a varied arsenal of powerful weaponry. If you’re a fan of GTA type games, be sure to grab this one while it’s still free.

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Get your free copy of Fairway Solitaire (full version) for the iPhone

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Big Fish Games is now giving away free copies of their smash hit Fairway Solitaire, a mighty addictive variation of solitaire with a golf theme. This solitaire game with a humorous twist has the player attempting to clear all the cards in a hole (over 350 to play through) with “golf clubs” and playing cards in their own deck. The only way to capture a card is to use one from the deck that is either one number higher or lower than that on the playing field. The real fun lies in trying to string together a series of card runs, which in turn will unlock golf bucks (in-game currency) and other achievements.

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Madfinger Games announces DEAD TRIGGER 2 at CES

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Madfinger’s hit zombie shooter DEAD TRIGGER has already reached 14 million downloads, and the dev team has taken the opportunity at NVIDIA’s CES 2013 press conference to announc DEAD TRIGGER 2. It was demoed on NVIDIA’s Project SHIELD – a 360-like controller with it’s own flip up 5″ 720p display, running on a Tegra 4 chip – and it’s once again powered by the Unity game engine. According to Marek Rabas, CEO of Madfinger, DT2 is going to be even bigger, better and much more addictive”. Not a whole lot has been revealed at this point, but it’s probably safe to say that there’ll be even more zombies and the undead to kill and the visuals will be top notch. As for the release date, expect it to see the light of day in the second quarter of 2013 on both Android and iOS devices. Check out some gameplay footage after the break.

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Mauz to turn your iPhone into a wireless motion and visual gesture controller

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There are quite a few excellent apps that’ll turn your iPhone into a wireless mouse for your Mac/PC (Mobile Mouse being one of them), but one company is looking to drastically improve upon the experience with a tiny peripheral called the Mauz. Combined with a dedicated app, the Mauz (the first of its kind in the ‘appcessory’ world) essentially will turn your iPhone into a motion and visual gesture controlled wireless mouse.

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FAA’s Free App of the Day – Percepto

We’re working together with the team at Free App Alliance to highlight a great free app for you to check out.

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Percepto, Apple’s Game of the Week when it first released back in early 2011, is an interesting puzzle game in which you take on the role of a small boy who falls asleep and awakens in a strange two-dimensional world.

Your aim, then, is to escape your new flattened confines by overcoming various puzzles, which require you to flip switches and activate moving blocks. In order to progress, you’ll have to move in 2D but exercise your brain and think in 3D. If you’re up for a delightful and unique puzzler, be sure to grab Percepto while it’s still free.

Percepto Percepto - Free

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iPod Touch survives test drop from 100,000 feet [Video]

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By and large, cellphone cases have traditionally been designed to withstand drops from moderate heights, say several feet or more – certainly not from outer space. In their latest publicity stunt (a recent one being an iPad test drop), accessories maker G-Form have once again attempted to see if an iPod Touch using their signature XTREME case (designed for the iPhone 5) can survive a 100,000 foot free fall from the stratosphere.

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Facebook Messenger update adds voice messaging (for Canadian users)

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Facebook Messenger has just been updated with a feature some will undoubtedly find most useful – the ability to send voice messages to your Facebook friends. As TechCrunch describes it:

With voice messaging in Messenger, you open a conversation (new or existing) are shown a red “record” button. Similar to Facebook Poke’s video recording interface, you press and hold the button, talk or record a sound up to one minute in length, and then release the button to stop recording. You can then send then audio message which appears in the conversation stream as a little wave form that can be listened to. Voice messages will also be available for listening from the web interface.

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