iPad owners have been waiting a long time for Apple to add a split-view multitasking option, and they will finally get their wish with the release of iOS 9. Apple announced at WWDC 2015 that iOS 9 would bring three multitasking features to the iPad when it released later this year. The new features will allow iPad users to use two apps simultaneously and even view video while using a second app.
Universal Pictures has released the first official trailer for the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Danny Boyle. The films stars Michael Fassbender as Jobs and Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak.
"Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, 'Steve Jobs' takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter."
The rivalry between TaiG and PP reached new heights today after iOS 8.4 was released to the public by Apple. The PP team quickly released a jailbreak tool for the new OS only hours after its official release. The TaIG team, who claims PP stole its code, then released their own iOS 8.4 jailbreak tool an hour or two after the first jailbreak was made available. Now iPad and iPhone owners have two options to choose from when jailbreaking their devices.
The popular instant messaging app, Viber, has been updated with iPad support. The announcement that Viber is now a universal app was made on the official Facebook page on Monday.
Apple has begun removing apps that use the Confederate flag from the App Store, but unlike Amazon and Walmart, who are being applauded for banning Confederate flag products, some people think the iPhone-maker has gone too far. Apple claims that its has only "removed apps from the App Store that use the Confederate flag in offensive or mean-spirited ways," which is in violation of the App Store guidelines, but historically accurate games such as Ultimate General: Gettysburg have also been pulled. The banning of all apps that use the Confederate flag from the App Store has sparked a lively debate on mobile gaming websites and forums, such as Touch Arcade, who was first to notice Civil War strategy games were being yanked from the App Store.
The TaiG team today released version 2.0.0 of the TaiG Jailbreak Tool for iOS 8.3. At the time of this post the Cydia Substrate has not been updated to support iOS 8.3, so you may want to wait until Jay Freeman (@saurik) announces that Cydia is ready to go before you jailbreak your device. The tool is also only available on Windows at this time, however, it is safe to assume that an OS X release is close behind.
Apple has pulled the original iPad mini from its website and it is no longer for sale on the online Apple Store, as noticed by 9to5Mac. This makes the iPad mini 2 the most affordable 7-inch iPad at $299, and this means all current iPad models are powered by 64-bit processors.
The first Hearthstone Tavern Brawl titled, Showdown at Blackrock Mountain, was released this week. Players can now compete it the brawl for free until Monday, June 21. Blizzard also updated the Hearthstone app with new heroes, card backs, features and bug fixes. The new heroes include: Warrior Hero Magni Bronzebeard, Hunter Hero Alleria Windrunner and Mage Hero Medivh.
Here are this week's noteworthy iPad releases for 06/14/15 to 06/20/15. Warhammer: Snotling Fling is Apple's free app of the week. The game will be free on the Apple App Store until 06/25/15. Don't forget to check out our App Store recap every Saturday for all the weekly releases, jailbreak tweaks, App Store news and important app updates.
Blizzard has updated the Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft iOS app with the first "Tavern Brawl" titled, "Showdown at Blackrock Mountain". A Tavern Brawl is weekly challenge where players are pitted against other players in matches with unique rules. For example, one week players may have to fight with preset decks, while another week could require them to craft decks with a specific set of guidelines. This week players can choose to fight as either Ragnaros or Nefarian and battle with premade decks. Showdown at Blackrock Mountain is free to play. It closes on Monday, June 21 at 3:00 AM PDT.