Games/Apps: Jump Desktop for iOS/Mac/Android 50% off, Toy Defense titles 50% off, iOS freebies, more

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In today’s best game/app deals, we have rounded up the best game deals from over the Labor Day weekend starting with Jump Desktop (Remote Desktop) – RDP / VNC on iOS for $8 (Reg. $15), Mac for $15 (Reg. $30) and Android for $2.50 (Reg. $10). We also have Toy Defense for $1 (Reg. $3) and Toy Defense 3: Fantasy HD for $2 (Reg. $4).

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Head below for more of the best iOS price drops from over the Labor Day weekend including Anodia for FREE (Reg. $3) which has received 5 stars from 28,993 ratings, Halftone for FREE (Reg. $1), Card Shark Collection (Deluxe) for $2 (Reg. $3) and many more:

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AutoDesk releases a new photo editing app for Mac as SketchBook Mobile for Android goes free

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Autodesk has released a new Mac version of its image editing app Pixlr today, while its popular SketchBook Mobile for Android goes free. SketchBook Mobile is a “professional-grade painting and drawing application” with 65 preset brushes and a wide range of customizable workflows. It has received excellent ratings from thousands of reviewers on both iOS and Android.

While still offering in depth editing for more professional users, Pixlr is designed to to make it easy “to transform everyday images into stunning works of art.” It features all of the same basic editing capabilities you’re used to along with an interesting double exposure effect and the handy Color Splash brush for injecting (or removing) color into particular aspects of an image. You’ll find over 100 effects, 340 overlays, 200 borders and more, but only a certain portion of the feature set is available for free:  Read more

Get 75% off ‘Borderlands 2: GOTY Edition’ for Mac from 9to5Toys & GameAgent: $10 (Reg. $40)

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As we’ve done in the past, 9to5Toys is teaming up with GameAgent to offer readers 75% off one of the best Mac games around: Borderlands 2: Game of the Year Edition.

2818-Hammerlocks_Hunt_ScreenRegularly $39, the Game of the Year Edition comes with a number of extra goodies with 4 add-on content packs that originally cost extra when the game was first released. It also includes 2 new playable DLC characters, first level cap increase, and new battle areas and items. In addition, GameAgent is giving you the chance to win a fully loaded 15-inch MacBook Pro just by signing up for an account at the site…

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New apps & updates: Tiny Tower Vegas & Wipeout 2

Update: The popular iOS note taking app Notability has now released on Mac for $9.99Full details here.

We’ve spotted a couple nice new additions to the App Store and Google Play today including the newest Tiny Tower game and the Wipeout sequel. Both Tiny Tower Vegas and Wipeout 2 bring new additions to the formula and mark new iterations on very popular mobile games. Adding both of the original titles together, these apps have received 4.5 star ratings from nearly half a million users. Head below for more details and some preview footage:  Read more

Games/Apps: Amazon summer digital games sale up to 80% off, BioShock releases for iOS, freebies, more

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Amazon has kicked off its Summer Digital PC game sale offering discounts on a wide variety of titles from Civ Complete for $25, Titanfall for $20, FIFA 14 for $10 and many more. Mac gamers should keep in mind that Borderlands 2 GOTY edition with all the DLC is $10 less on Mac Game Store right now.

We heard earlier this month that the original BioShock was being ported to iOS and today it is finally here. You can download the hit title for $14.99 on the App Store.

Head below for today’s best iOs deals including Tiny Defense for $1 (Reg. $3), Fast Camera for $3 (Reg. $5), PDF PROvider for $6 (Reg. $8), Trainz Driver for FREE (Reg. $3) and many more:

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SNK Playmore iOS/Android 20th Anniversary Sale: The King of Fighters ’97, Metal Slug 1-3, and more drop to $0.99 each

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Update: This same sale has now hit the iOS versions of these games, you’ll find all the discounts on SNK Playmore’s App Store page.

In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of its classic fighting game series The King of Fighters, SNK’s Android platformers and fighting games are getting discounted to $1 each. Other than The Rhythm of Fighters and Blazing Star which are regular $1, all of the paid titles available regularly go for $3.99, bringing you a savings of up to 75%.

Some of the more popular titles available on sale today are The King of Fighters ’97 which has received a 4+ stars from over 4000 ratings and Metal Slug 3 which has received 3.8/5 stars from over 4,200 ratings. You’ll also find the rest of the Metal slug series and King of Fighter ports in the sale, all of which have received positive reviews on Google Play.

Full list of titles below:

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1Password developer confirms iOS 8 update will be free for current users, continues sale

Update: AgileBits is offering 1Password for Mac at 30% off right now for $34.99 (Reg. $50). The iOS version remains on sale for $9.99 (Reg. $18).

AgileBits, the team behind the 1Password security app that we’ve reviewed over at 9to5Mac in the past, announced on in a company blog post that the upcoming iOS 8 update for the software will be free for all owners of the current version of the app.

The update, which is expected to debut around iOS 8’s launch this fall, is currently in a semi-public beta and takes advantage of new features in the operating system like Safari extensions, Touch ID, and more. If you don’t already own the current version of the iOS app, you can grab it at the steeply-discounted price of $9.99.

Autodesk’s Sketchbook painting and drawing apps for iPhone and iPad go free for the first time ever

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For the next week, Autodesk’s Sketchbook Pro for iPad and Mobile for iPhone are available as free downloads from the App Store. Typically priced at $4.99 and $1.99, this is the first time these popular drawing apps have ever gone free.

Here’s what you can expect to get from these powerful apps:

With the same paint engine as the SketchBook Pro desktop software, SketchBook Mobile delivers fluid pencils and sophisticated brushes in a simple and easy-to-use interface. Capture everything from your smallest doodles to your biggest ideas all in one place with SketchBook Mobile, no matter where you are.

Both apps are rated 4+ stars and the software has an active community of users creating incredible pieces of art. Get started by browsing these free tutorials and how-to videos.

The desktop version was just updated yesterday and is now subscription based with rates starting at $2.99 per month.


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Notifyr app goes free (Reg. $4), receive iOS notifications on your Mac

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Update: Just as a quick clarification, Notifyr is only free on every second day starting on August 6th.

We recently spotted a new app called Notifyr on the App Store, and today the developers have kicked off a sale offering the notification app for free. Every second day for the next 7 days Notifyr will be available for free of charge, down from the usual $3.99.

Notifyr is a two pronged notification service, providing the above iOS app and a free Mac companion app. Using a standard Bluetooth connection, your iOS notifications will appear on your Mac as if they were any other Mac Notification Center alert. These aren’t just Apple notifications either, “you can read your incoming WhatsApp messages, see who’s following you on Instagram or read any of the other kind of notifications from any app on your iPhone. It’s also possible to mute notifications from any app you like.”

We recently put the two apps to work in our hands on test of the system and found that everything from phone calls and Facebook Messages to iMessages and SMS messages worked seamlessly. For more details on the apps and limitations on devices head over to our full rundown.

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Clear tasks and reminders app up to 60% off: Mac $5 (Reg. $10), iOS $2 (Reg. $5)

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Realmac Software has put its popular Clear app for Mac on sale for $4.99. Regularly priced at $9.99, this is the lowest we have ever seen the app go for on the Mac App Store by $2.

“Over 2 million people” use Clear for its to-do and reminders tools. With a simplistic gesture-based design for the Magic Trackpad or a mouse, Clear for Mac features built-in iCloud syncing, multiple/separate lists for every situation, customization with list themes and full syncing compatibility with the iOS version.

Speaking of the iPhone and iPad version, iOS users can pick up Clear for just $1.99 today down from $4.99. The mobile version packs much of the same features as its OS X counterpart and shares the same great hands-on impressions from reviewers. Both versions have received 4.5 stars from thousands of ratings.

For more iOS price drops and freebies, be sure to keep an eye on our daily game deal roundups.

IGN makes Telltale’s The Walking Dead: Season 2 its free iOS game of the month

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IGN has named Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead: Season 2 as its free iOS game of the month for August. The app usually runs for $5.99, but you can head over to IGN to get it for free right now. The game runs on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

The second season picks up where the previous one left off, following fan-favorite Clementine through a bleak and brutal world based on Robert Kirkman’s wildly popular post-apocalyptic comic series. Choices made in the first season will carry over and impact the story going forward.

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