Force Touch and improved keyboard coming to next-generation iPad

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All next-generation Apple devices, including the rumored iPhone 6s, will have Force Touch technology by the end of this year, according to 9to5Mac. Sources have confirmed that Apple has "designed iOS 9 to be Force Touch-ready" and the iPhone 6s will ship with a Force Touch display with haptic feedback.

Desktop Dungeons Enhanced Edition coming to tablets on May 28

QCF Design has announced that Desktop Dungeons will be available for the iPad on May 28. The roguelike RPG will cost $9.99, and it will feature all the new Enhanced Edition content that was released to the PC version in April. This includes the seeded adventures called DERPs and cloud support.

New iPad Games and Apps of the Week: Sigils, Atlantic Fleet and more

Sword Of Xolan

It was a slow week for iPad releases, with only one noteworthy iPad title landing on the App Store. Here are a few universal App Store releases for 05/17/15 to 05/23/15. 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.

iPad to get dual-app viewing mode and multiple user support

Panes iPad Multitasking

It's no secret that iPad sales have been on a decline and overall tablet sales are down 20 percent in Q1 compared to the same quarter in 2014. However, Apple CEO Tim Cook believes sales will start to see growth again thanks to upcoming products in the iPad pipeline. While many believe Cook is referring to the rumored 12-inch iPad Pro, 9to5Mac has learned that Apple is also working on significant software and hardware updates that could make customers more interested the iPad once again.


Spotify adds video clips and podcasts to music streaming service

As expected, Spotify unveiled new features for its music streaming service at a special media event in New York City. The company announced it will be adding videos and podcasts to its platform alongside "activity-based playlists," according to Tech Crunch. The announcement comes a few weeks before Apple is expected to unveil its revamped music services, such as an "all-new" Music app.

Apple launches 15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch and new 5K iMac

iMac with Retina 5K Display

Apple today has released its new, faster MacBook Pro with 15-inch display and Force Touch trackpad. The updated MacBook Pro with Retina display comes equipped with faster flash storage, longer battery life and faster discrete graphics. The flash storage is 2.5 times faster than its predecessor, and its discrete graphics deliver up to 80 percent faster performance when using "using new AMD Radeon R9 M370X graphics" and playing high quality games, according to the press release. The MacBook also offers up to 9 hours of wireless web browsing and movie playback.

New iPad Games and Apps of the Week: Evoland 2 trailer

Evoland 2

Shiro Games has released the trailer for Evoland 2. The sequel follows in the same footsteps of its predecessor, but instead of taking players through the history of RPGs the game explores multiple genres such a match-three puzzle games, fighting and even turn-based strategies. Check out the trailer and official description below:

BlazBlue: Battle Cards Now Available for the iPad

BlazBlue: Battle Cards

It is staring to seem like every developer is trying to clone the success of Hearthstone which is causing an explosion of collectible card games to be released to the App Store. It is reminiscent of the days when Magic: The Gathering became popular and every intellectual property got its own CCG release. There were Star Wars card games, Monty Python card games, Austin Power card games and the list goes on and on. If you're a CCG fanatic this is good news, but lets keep our fingers crossed that an incoming wave of subpar, free-to-play CCG games isn't on its way.

How to turn your iPad into a card table and play any card game

The iPad Card Table

Most iPad owners wouldn't be caught dead on vacation without their iPad because it replaces so many things that you normally have to drag along, such as maps, books and even a deck of cards. That's why The Card Table is such a neat app. Not only does the app transform your iPad into a virtual card table, but it also allows anyone to use their iPhone as a compatible deck of cards.


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