6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

CNET Update: Free iOS apps during App Store anniversary

About Video Transcript

CNET Update: Free iOS apps during App Store anniversary

2:55 /

Some popular iTunes apps and games are free, Garmin's new device projects directions onto the windshield, and an upcoming Nokia Windows Phone will pack a 41-megapixel camera.

It's time to grab apps of freebies from iTunes. I'm Bridget Carey, and this is your CNET update. It's been 5 years since Apple began selling apps for the iPhone, and to mark the anniversary this week, some popular pricey apps are free, including the games Infinity Blade 2, Where's My Water, and Tiny Wings. There are also professional apps for free like Traktor DJ, which typically costs 20 bucks. Also free is the journaling app called Day One, and the app Over puts words over your photos. You can also get the best-selling cookbook, How to Cook Everything, and you can find a list of free apps on the show blog at CNET.com/update. Garmin has announced a new in-car navigation device, the HUD. It projects turn-by-turn directions upward onto the windshield into the driver's line of sight. There's no screen. This projector just sits on the dashboard and automatically adjust the brightness of its projection so drivers can see it in direct sunlight and at night. HUD, which is short of heads-up display, will sell for $130 when it goes on sell some time in the summer, and you'll need a $30 app on your smartphone though to power it. The HUD is meant to reduce driver distraction in a time where many people are taking their eyes off the road by getting directions from their smartphone screens. Facebook is rolling out Graph Search to all users in the US. Some were able to get an early peek in January, but this new way of searching is rolling out to everyone now. It lets you narrow down results with phrases, such as searching for "My friends from Florida who like pancakes." If you're looking for a deal, two popular mini tablets are cheaper than ever. Amazon just cut the price of the Kindle Fire HD tablet to $170. And as for the competition at Barnes & Noble, well, the Nook HD+ is listed for $150, but don't be surprised if you see the Nook's price go even lower because Barnes & Noble has said it will no longer design and produce color tablets. It will instead partner with third-party manufacturers when it wants to make a color tablet in the future. And if you want the popular Samsung Galaxy S4 without a contract, MetroPCS is now selling it for $550 upfront, but it's only coming to a few big markets for the time being. Looking ahead this week, you can expect Nokia to announce a new Windows phone with a crazy good camera. Nokia is having an event in New York on Thursday to show off the Lumia 1020. It has a 41-megapixel camera. Yeah, 41 megapixels. The camera will be similar to the one in the Nokia 808 Pureview, which was never marketed before to North America because it ran on the unpopular Symbian operating system. That's your tech news update. From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey.
  • This is the interactive sidebar!

    Click any icon for more information as they appear--don't worry, we'll pause the video and wait for you to come back.

  • Links Polls Galleries
  • Video Review

New releases

Koss SP330 are a premium on-ear headphone with a price tag to match
2:00 March 27, 2015
The Koss SP330 on-ear headphones boast a flat sound frequency and a subdued design, but an ambitious price limits their overall va...
Play video
New games for the month of April 2015
3:01 March 27, 2015
What should you play in April 2015? Jeff Bakalar runs down the most aniticipated games on the Xbox, PlayStation and PC platforms.
Play video
Winning apps for coaches
1:03 March 27, 2015
Anyone who has ever coached youth sports knows the frustrations of communicating important messages to dozens of families. In this...
Play video
Imperial Star Destroyer joins growing fleet of 'Star Wars' drones, Ep. 197
4:35 March 26, 2015
This week on Crave, we navigate crowds while staring at our phones, catch space junk with fish nets, and ogle a new "Star Wars" taking...
Play video
Birdly uses VR, a fan and your flapping arms to simulate flight (Tomorrow Daily 151)
28:21 March 26, 2015
On today's show, Ashley and Khail check out bird-flight simulator Birdly (complete with hydraulic flapping arm mechanism), a father...
Play video
Expect the new Apple TV at WWDC 2015
5:28 March 26, 2015
Reports point to a brand new Apple TV in June; we take a look at an Apple Drone concept; and the App of the Week is Memoji Keyboard....
Play video
A too-small oven stymies Electrolux's gas range
2:03 March 26, 2015
Electrolux's mid-price 30-inch Gas Freestanding Range with IQ Touch Controls has entry-level capabilities.
Play video
2015 Kia Sedona
5:39 March 26, 2015
Brian Cooley test-drives the Kia Sedona minivan and offers his take on how it stacks up against its rivals.
Play video