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Today’s Apps Gone Free: Minigore 2: Zombies, Net Status, Days And More

Today we are focused on apps that will help you enjoy your weekend like Minigore 2: Zombies, Garfield Kart, and Into the Snow. We also have two network utility apps to try out, and the perfect complement to your Calendar app.

All app prices are subject to change at any time and without notice regardless of stated free duration. Price changes are solely under the control of the developers.

iPhone:

Net Status - remote server monitor ($3.99 → Free, 2.0 MB): This utility app allows you to keep track of what's happening with your hosts, routers, and other network devices connected to the web or LAN.

It automatically scans for running services, and allows you to email the results. You can also manually ping hosts. The app works over Wi-Fi, 3G, EDGE, and GPRS. Net Status - remote server monitor is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 1070 ratings.

Nice Trace - traceroute ($1.99 → Free, 4.2 MB): A network utility app that allows you to trace the route to a host to discover any possible bottlenecks.

It allows you to view a wealth of information including IP address, country origin, percentage of packets lost, average packet round trip time, and reverse hostname. You can also share your results via email. Nice Trace - traceroute is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 865 ratings.

War of Eclipse ($1.99 → Free, 8.5 MB): Captain your very own air battleship and take the fight to the aliens in this retro-style role-playing game.

You're able to choose from seven powerful battleships, each of which can be customized in a variety of ways. Blast away all kinds of alien invaders by perfectly timing your shots. The game includes pixel graphics, 35 enemy types, seven endings to discover, random equipment drops, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center. War of Eclipse is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 351 ratings.

Photo Slice Pro ($1.99 → Free, 49.5 MB): Cut your favorite photos up and put them back together to create works of art with this photography app.

You're able to import photos from a variety of sources, including your own library, and then slice them up in four different ways. After your photos have been sliced, you can rearrange, rotate, resize, and apply effects and frames to each piece. When everything looks in order, share your work of art via Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Flickr, Picasa, Twitter, or email. The app includes 22 built-in templates, 93 stickers, 12 frames, 29 effects, and 33 backgrounds. Additional content is available via in-app purchase. Photo Slice Pro is available for free today only (12/07). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 290 ratings.

Universal:

Juggle It ($0.99 → Free, 33.3 MB): Juggle a wide variety of goodies for as long as possible in this arcade game.

As the items enter the screen, tap and flick them upwards to keep them from touching the ground. Some items will move quicker than others, so stay alert. No matter what you do, you must avoid the bombs. The game includes two modes, power-ups, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center. Juggle It is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 37 ratings.

Into the Snow: A Stella and Sam Adventure ($1.99 → Free, 71.5 MB): Your child can play alongside Stella, Sam, and their dog Fred as they go outside into the snow to look for their toboggan.

The app includes three mini-games, which allow your child to draw in the snow, decorate a snowman, and discover what's hidden under the snow. Into the Snow: A Stella and Sam Adventure is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 82 ratings.

days ($0.99 → Free, 1.9 MB): The perfect complement to your Calendar app.

You’re able to store all of your important events and be notified when a significant one is right around the corner. When adding an event you're able to categorize it, define a start time and the next occurrence, decide when you want to be notified, and add notes. The app also includes three grouping tabs, passcode protection, filtering, iCloud support, the ability to backup your data, and a built-in date calculator. days is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 126 ratings.

Minigore 2: Zombies ($1.99 → Free, 49.0 MB): A new challenge lies in front of John Gore, and it comes in the form of the undead in this smash hit dual-stick shooter.

Take control of John Gore and wipe out all of the murderous enemies reanimated by the legendary Metusalem. Your fallen enemies will drop ammo and loot, the latter of which can be used to upgrade your weapons. Keep the fight going for as long as possible to climb the leaderboards. The game includes 300 challenges, 20 playable characters, 60 enemy types, seven bosses, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center. Minigore 2: Zombies is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 2626 ratings.

Garfield Kart ($1.99 → Free, 197.8 MB): Go speeding around tracks with Garfield and friends in this kart racer.

You’re able to try your luck at championship racing, perform time trials, or practice in single races. Choose from eight different unlockable characters and 16 3-D tracks. While speeding along, grab bonuses to attack your opponents and defend yourself. Daily challenges allow you to earn extra coins and unlock new content. The game also includes three difficulty settings, online and local multiplayer, and touch or tilt controls. Garfield Kart is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 23 ratings.

Ice Cream Truck ($2.99 → Free, 14.8 MB): An interactive entertainment app that allows your child to manage their own ice cream truck.

The app includes four different activities, allowing them to drive the truck, sell ice cream, make frozen yogurt, and stack scoops of ice cream onto cones. Each activity includes loads of interaction methods, which means your child should have no problem keeping busy for hours on end. Ice Cream Truck is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 230 ratings.

iPad:

Photo Slice HD ($1.99 → Free, 51.2 MB): Cut your favorite photos up and put them back together to create works of art with this photography app.

You're able to import photos from a variety of sources, including your own library, and then slice them up in four different ways. After your photos have been sliced, you can rearrange, rotate, resize, and apply effects and frames to each piece. When everything looks in order, share your work of art via Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Flickr, Picasa, Twitter, or email. The app includes 22 built-in templates, 93 stickers, 12 frames, 29 effects, and 33 backgrounds. Additional content is available via in-app purchase. Photo Slice HD is available for free today only (12/07). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 117 ratings.

That concludes today's issue of Apps Gone Free. If you like staying on top of these daily deals, don't forget to check out our free AppsGoneFree app. It provides all the deals each day, and even an archive of past deals that are still active.

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