iPad Pro Parts to begin shipping in September, according to J.P. Morgan

Martin Hajek iPad Pro Render

Parts for Apple's rumored 12.9-inch iPad Pro will begin shipping in September, according to a J.P. Morgan investor memo obtained by Apple Insider. The shipments will result in "production of about 1 million units per month this year," and will include a "glass-film-film" (GFF) touch panel structure instead of the glass-film (GF) panels found on the iPad Air and mini. Sharp and GIS will be handling the bulk of iPad Pro display orders from Apple.

New iPad Games and Apps of the Week: Lara Croft GO

Lara Croft GO

Apple has sent out invitations for its 2015 iPhone keynote. The media event is scheduled to be held at 10 a.m. PDT on Wednesday, September 9th at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, CA. Apple fans can watch the live stream at apple.com using their iPad, iPhone, iPod touch or Mac.

In gaming news... The Rebuild 3 mobile release has been delayed agian. Developer Sarah Northway did not give a specific release date since she keeps missing them, but said she is "aiming for September 3rd". I've been playing the beta and I'm really enjoying the game. It is basically an updated version of the original with a ton of new features and better graphics.

Apple confirms September 9th media event and live stream

Hey Siri, give us a hint

Apple today has sent on invitations to select members of the press for a special media event to be held on Wednesday, September 9th, 2015. The press conference will be held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, CA. Apple is expected to announced the iPhone 6s, and possibly its next-generation Apple TV or iPad mini 4.


Why I have a love / hate relationship with Flipboard


Third party apps basically serve one purpose for me on all of my iOS devices -- they are a way to kill time while I wait. That's why I love Flipboard. It is the perfect app for wasting time in waiting rooms, while I wait for a train, or during long commercial breaks that I can't fast forward through. Facebook and Twitter rely too heavily on people to create content, and watching YouTube videos is not a great way to pass the time while in public. Unfortunately the reddit AMA app came after AMAs became a sea of celebrities promoting upcoming television shows and movies making the entire thing a total bore.


Best fantasy football apps to help you get an edge in your draft (2015)

Fantasy Football 2015

There has been an explosion of fantasy football apps on the Apple App Store this year, and rightfully so since fantasy sports has become a very lucrative industry. Most apps offer the same cheat sheets, player rankings and selection suggestions based on Value Based Drafting (VBD), but there have been a few new apps created to perform specific tasks. For example, Fantasy Football Sleepers 2015 (Free) helps owners select the best sleeper at each postition. The app lists the top 10 sleepers at each position while listing Average Draft Position (ADP). This is a helpful tool for owners who are in keeper and dynasty leagues and need to draft for the present and future.

Will Apple release an iPad Air 3 this year?

iPad Air 3 Rumors

Based on various reports, and a lack of leaks, it does not look promising that Apple will release a third-generation iPad Air this year. It may be hard to believe that the company will forego its flagship 9-inch iPad in favor of a larger 12-inch model, but that's where all signs are pointing. The rumor mill and some analysts believe that Apple will only release a revamped iPad mini 4 and 12-inch iPad Pro in 2015 due to slumping tablet sales.

It is no secret that worldwide tablet sales are on a slide and that the iPad is not immune. Apple recently announced a 17.9% year-over-year decline in iPad sales and CEO Tim Cook has had to defend the tablet twice after seperate earning calls. This doesn't mean the iPad is selling poorly, Apple still sold 10.9 million units in Q2 of 2015, but it does show that interest in tablets overall has slown down.

Dungeon of the Endless now available for the iPad

Dungeon of the Endless

As expected, the roguelike dungeon defnse hybrid Dungeon of the Endless is now avilable for the iPad. The 2014 PC title has been met with positive reviews from both critics and players alike since its iOS release on August 20th. The only minor complaints have been about the small font on the iPad mini, but the consensus seems to be that the game is a steal for only $4.99.

Apple spotted testing iPad with 2,732-by-2,048 screen in app logs

iPad Air 2

A device named “iPad6,8” running iOS 9.1 was spotted in user logs, according to AppSee.

"Our logs show a new device, named 'iPad6,8' with the size of… 2,048×2,732 pixels (1024×1366 points). This evidence is aligned with previous findings and based on several live apps – making it very concrete."

First Skylanders SuperChargers vehicles and figures now available for pre-order

Skylanders SuperChargers Dark Edition Starter Pack for Nintendo Wii

Collecting Skylanders can be a confusing and frustrating ordeal, and it looks like SuperChargers is not going to be any easier to figure out, especially now that each character has a related vehicle. Several retailers are already accepting pre-orders for what appears to be Wave 1 of Skylanders SuperChargers. We've listed each character below with their related vehicle and purchase link when available. You can also keep track and sign up for SuperCharger alerts here.

New iPad Games and Apps of the Week: 2015 Fantasy Football Draft Kit and more

Time Surfer

The NFL pre-season kicked off on Thursday, which means it is time to start seriously considering your fantasy football roster. Developer Bryan Saltzman has released 2015 Fantasy Football Draft Kit and Cheat Sheet for the iPad. The draft kit is available on the App Store for $3.99.

The zombie survival game Rebuild 3, which was supposed to land on the App Store this week, has been delayed until August 27.


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