SEGA has begun releasing classic Genesis and Dreamcast titles to the App Store under its new SEGA Forever banner. The initial launch includes three titles that have already been ported to iOS in the past. All the games are free-to-play with the option to remove ads for $1.99. So far the user reviews have been mixed while Touch Arcade says the launch has been a total disaster.
Prison Architect: Mobile is a new simulation title for the iPad where you can build and manage your own maximum security prison from the ground up. You can design your own prision with cell blocks, inmate facilities and different amenities such as workout areas. The game even features the ability to build solitary confinement cells and an execution chamber. After you have designed your prison you will need to manage its day-to-day activities like paying your staff and keeping prisoner morale high.
TinyCo has released a second trailer for Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow. The video features Stephen Hawking, George Takei, Bill Nye, and Neil DeGrasse Tyson announcing the release date for the new mobile game.
In Worlds of Tomorrow players can design their own version of "New New York and explore unfamiliar planets in a mission to save the universe," according to the official Google Play description. The game features RPG-like 16-bit combat, choose your own adventure elements and the ability to customize characters in different outfits.
Apple offers three monthly pricing plans for its music streaming service ($9.99/month, $14.99/family plan or $4.99/student), but TechCrunch has discovered a way to pay $99 for a year. Switching your account to an annual subscription will save you $20 in the long run.
To sign up for the yearly rate you need to subscribe to one of the existing tiers by opening your Music app and tapping the "Get all the music you want" banner. From here you can sign up for one of the three plans mentioned above. Once set up with your new account, navigate to Settings > Apple ID Subscriptions and choose Apple Music. You should now see an option to switch to the $99/year plan. Tap that option to switch your account.
Sony announced PlayLink for the PlayStation 4 at E3 this week. The new app allows users to play games on their console by using the touchscreen of their iOS device. Sony previewed a few upcoming PlayLink titles that will be availble at launch. Check out the descriptions and trailers below.
PlayLink will be available for free on both the App Store and Google Play on July 4th.
Feral Interactive's popular Hitman series is coming to macOS. The Mac version is a port of Hitman: The Complete First Season which was released to Linux earlier this year. The game includes a prequel to the original Hitman, and six international missions that take place years after the events of Hitman: Absolution. The series also includes three bonus missions.
iFixit has published their teardown of the newly released 10.5-inch iPad Pro giving it a Repairability Score of 2 out of 10 (easiest to repair = 10). They also confirmed that the 10-inch model is powered by 4GB RAM (2 Mircron 2GB LPDDR4 chips). This puts the 10.5-inch model on par with the original 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
The 10.5-inch model is slightly bigger than the 9.7-inch model, but at 0.24-inches it is equally as thin. The reduced size of the bezels is what makes the 10-inch model unique. This gives it the same feel as an original iPad while delivering more display. Other design changes include the microphone-hole being migrated from "beside the rear-facing camera to the selfie camera zone," according to iFixit.
If you wanted to physically preview the newly released 10.5- or 12.9-inch iPad Pro before making the plunge on a new tablet, the new models are now in Apple's retail stores. Both models have been released to 38 countries including the U.S., Australia, Canada, China and Japan.
Apple announced the 10.5-inch iPad Pro one week ago at WWDC 2017 in San Jose, California, and the early reviews are in. The consensus seems to be that the new iPad Pro has made a big step forward in the tablet category, but is a bit pricey for the average user. The biggest critic of the new iPad Pro so far is The New York Times who says the 10-inch tablet falls short of being a replacement for the PC.
After being relatively ignored for the last couple years, Apple has finally shown the iPad some love in iOS 11. The company on Monday previewed the new OS at WWDC in San Jose, California alongside macOS High Sierra and other products. The official tagline for iOS 11 reads: "A giant step for iPhone. A monumental leap for iPad." Apple promises that iOS 11 will make your "iPad experience even more powerful and personal." Here's how: