New iOS Games and Apps of the Week: Apocalyptic Zombie Action and more

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Apple this week announced their annual holiday shutdown of iTunes Connect will take place between December 23 and December 27. This means there will be no new apps uploaded to the App Store during the Christmas weekend. Here is the official announcement from Apple:

"The busiest season on the App Store is almost here. Make sure your apps are up-to-date and ready for the winter holidays. New apps and app updates will not be accepted December 23 to 27 (Pacific Time), so any releases should be submitted, approved, and scheduled in advance. Other iTunes Connect and developer account features will remain available."

Netflix adds offline viewing option to mobile app

Netflix has added the ability to download select movies and series for offline viewing to its iOS and Android apps. iPhone and iPad users worldwide will soon be able to download movies and television series to watch while on the go or in places without an internet connection.

Netflix said customers have requested to ability to watch shows and movies "while on airplanes and other places where internet is expensive or limited."

Apple announces annual App Store shutdown for the holidays

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Apple has officially announced its annual shutdown of iTunes Connect. The service, which allows developers to add apps and app updates to the App Store, will be down from December 23 to December 27. Apple made the announcement on Tuesday via their developer portal:

"The busiest season on the App Store is almost here. Make sure your apps are up-to-date and ready for the winter holidays. New apps and app updates will not be accepted December 23 to 27 (Pacific Time), so any releases should be submitted, approved, and scheduled in advance. Other iTunes Connect and developer account features will remain available."

Rumored 10-inch iPad to feature smaller bezel and digital Home button

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The rumored 10-inch iPad that Apple allegedly plans to release in early 2017 will feature a "micro-bezel," according to the Japanese site Makotakara. Citing an "informed" supply-chain source in Taiwan, Makotakara ((via 9to5Mac) claims that the larger screen size of Apple's 10-inch tablet will be "offset by smaller bezels. " This will give the 10-inch model the "same footprint as the current 9.7-inch iPad Pro," according to 9to5Mac.

The top bezel with front-facing FaceTime camera will remain, but the Home button will be removed to reduce the size of the lower bezel. If true, this means we could see Apple's rumored digital Home button sooner than we thought. The new display embedded Home button was expected to make its debut on the next-generation iPhone before coming to the iPad.

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New iOS Games and Apps of the Week: Black Friday deals and more

It was a slow week for App Store releases due to Thanksgiving, but there are a lot of apps on sale for Black Friday. Some App Store discounts include LIMBO ($1.99), Riptide GP: Renegade ($0.99), Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions ($3.99) and Don't Starve: Pocket Edition. You can see even more Black Friday App Store deals at Touch Arcade.

Don't forget to sign up for the Fruit Ninja Tournament Edition beta. Fruit Ninja Tournament Edition will make its debut at Amazon's Champion of Fire eSports tournament on December 2nd. You can learn more about the event and how to watch live here.

New 3-second video crashing iOS devices

There's a new malicious video being circulated that will crash your iPad and iPhone. Like the Unicode of Death message bug that was crashing devices last year, a new .mp4 video will freeze your iPad or iPhone when it is played in Safari. EverythingApplePro highlighted the glitchy video in a YouTube video posted on Monday. You can watch the explanation video posted above. Don't worry it won't crash your device.

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Fruit Ninja Tournament Edition looking for beta testers

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Fruit Ninja Tournament Edition is set to be revealed at Amazon's Champions of Fire eSports tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 2. Little is known about the game, but it is supposed to be Halfbrick's "first step into the casual PVP / e-sport scene," according to Touch Arcade. Fruit Ninja Tournament Edition also "promises to deliver the fastest, juiciest PVP experience on mobile."

New iOS Games and Apps of the Week: Neon Chrome and more

Neon Chrome

The well-reviewed dual-stick shooter Neon Chrome is finally available on the App Store. Neon Chrome is a top-down shooter with endless replay value. The object of the game is to take down the Overseer by blasting through 5 chapters, each with multiple levels. The game features RPG-elements, such as the ability to increase your health, attack, luck and energy by earning credits. You can also discover cybernetic enhancements to enhance your skills while playing the game.

Neon Chrome is available on the App Store for $4.99, and on Steam for $14.99.

Texting 'Happy New Year' sends fireworks on iOS devices

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When Apple introduced screen effects in iOS 10 they told us using the phrase "Happy Birthday" would invoke the Balloons effect, but they did not tell us what other phrases would trigger the other four message animations. Our sister site iPhoneFAQ.org quickly discovered that texting "Congratulations" sets off the Confetti effect, but no other trigger words were discovered until the iOS 10.2 beta was released in November.

Official Reddit app gains iPad support

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After acquiring Alien Blue a few years ago, Reddit finally launched its first official iOS app to the App Store in early 2016. While Reddit: The Official App supported all iOS devices, it wasn't optimized for the larger iPad, but that has all changed today as version 2.0 was released with full iPad support. Version 2.0 doesn't bring any new features, but it will now fit your iPad screen.

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