The classic cartoon streaming service Boomerang has launched its new premium service to Apple TV, Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV. Roku support is also being added in the coming weeks, according to The Futon Critic. The service is currently available on iOS for the iPhone and iPad, Google Play and online for desktops and laptops.
Developers are busy catching up with Apple's new 10.5-inch iPad. Earlier this week, Procreate was updated to fix a bug affecting iPad Pro models, and today the sketching app Linea has been updated with 10.5-inch iPad Pro support. The app now supports the native resolution of the 10.5-inch iPad Pro instead of utilizing a scaled-up version of the 9.7-inch resolution. Version 1.1.1 also includes several bug fixes and improvements.
Urban Armor Gear has launched one of the first cases for Apple's newly released 10.5-inch iPad Pro. The Metropolis Series Case is availble for both the 10.5- and 12.9-inch Pro models. It is a hard back feather-light case that meets military drop-test standards (MIL STD 810G-516.6). It also doubles as a stand, is compatible with both Apple's Smart Cover and Keyboard, and it provides easy access to the touchscreen and all ports.
Apple has begun selling refurbished Pencils on its online store. The stylus, normally $99, is now available for $85. A savings of $14 if you don't mind buying refurbished.
Refurbished Apple products come with a one-year limited warranty and are covered by Apple's 4-day return policy. Each Pencil ships with a Lighting adapter and extra tip.
The sketching app Procreate has been updated to squash a bug affecting new iPad Pro users. Version 3.2.4 of the app "fixes a cancelling issue with the canvas zoom and pan gesture on both new iPad Pro models," according to the release notes.
Procreate is an Apple Design Award winning app for sketching, painting and creating on the iPad or iPad Pro. The app is optimized for the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil with up to 16k by 4k high definition canvases on the 12.9-inch model.
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.