RPG 'Avernum 2: Crystal Souls' Makes its Way to the iPad

Avernum 2: Crystal Souls is now available for the iPad. In the game players control a party of up to four characters who must defend the subterranean land Avernum from the evil the Empire. The iPad version of the game is a port of the 2015 reboot which was released to OS X and Microsoft Windows in January. The first three games in the series were originally released under the title Exile by Jeff Vogel of Spiderweb Software in 1995.

Avernum 2: Crystal Souls HD

In Crystal Souls, players must find a way to stop the Empire from retaking control of Avernum. Players can train their characters in 28 different skills and utilize over 60 spells to help defend the alien civilization who live in the many caves and dungeons beneath the surface world. The game features 100 towns and dungeons to explore, multiple alien cultures to encounter and hundreds of magical artifacts to collect. Avernum also includes 50 hours of gameplay with three separate game-winning quests and a dozen of side quests to complete.

Paper by FiftyThree Updated with Free Automatic Backup Feature

The sketching app Paper by FiftyThree has been updated with new features including the ability to backup all your journals for free. A user's journals will now automatically be saved every time they log in to their FiftyThree account. This will allow anyone to restore any sketches in the event that their iPad becomes lost or stolen, or a sketch is accidentally deleted.

Paper by FiftyThree

Version 2.4.1 of the app also includes a new Activity Center. This new feature allows users to keep track of all their Mix activity. Mix is the app's social networking service where users can share and collaborate on projects. In Activity Center users can now see who remixed and starred their work and view who is following them all in one place.

Fleksy Teams up with Riffsy GIF Keyboard, Goes Free for One Week

Third-party keyboard developer Fleksy has teamed up with Riffsy to add thousands of better quality GIFs to its app for iOS devices. The app has not only been rebranded Fleksy + GiF Keyboard, but it has also received some updates, stability improvements and various bug fixes.

Fleksy Version 5.4

Version 5.4 of the app features "bigger, better quality GIFs," "all the best reaction GIFs," and the ability to view trending GIFs and easily add them to your favorites. Fleksy has also improved its auto correct for all languages, added more accented characters, and now offers one-handed mode support for all devices.

First iOS 8.4 Beta Features Redesigned Music App

Apple seeded the first iOS 8.4 beta to developers on Monday. The new release comes only a few days after iOS 8.3 was released to the public. The official release notes only mention Apple's "all-new" Music app, which has been redesigned to make "exploring your music collection easier and more fun," and iTunes Radio.

iOS 8.4 Music App

iOS 8.4 users will be able to personalize Playlists with their own descriptions and art, and recently added artists will now be displayed at the top of your library so they're easier to locate. Other new features include Global Search, an improved "Now Playing" section with "a stunning new design that showcases your album artwork," the ability to wirelessly stream music from the Now Playing window and a new MiniPlayer that allows you to see what track is playing while you browse your collection.

Top iOS 8.3 iPad Complaints and Bugs

Apple released iOS 8.3 on April 8, 2015. The update included several new features, such as wireless CarPlay support, and a number of bug fixes and other improvements. However, with every new iOS release, users are reporting a number of issues after installing the new software. Here are the top iOS 8.3 complaints submitted by Apple customers.

iOS 8.3 Bugs

Every new iOS release brings new complaints about battery drain, but there seems to be mixed reviews about iOS 8.3. Users are still complaining about poor battery life on the Apple Support forums, but some claim that the issues began with iOS 8.2. Most of the complaints also have to do with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and not the iPad. This could be due to Apple's new fitness tracking features, or other user related problems.

Football Manager Classic 2015 Now Available for the iPad

SEGA has released Football Manager Classic 2015 for the iPad. FMC15 is a sports management simulation game for what Americans call soccer. The game allows fans to take control and manage their favorite football club. The iPad version features more real-world clubs (117 leagues from 51 nations) and a larger player database than the handheld version. It also includes Sports Interactive's 3D match engine, which is a first for Apple's tablet.

Football Manager Classic 2015

Users can control every aspect of their team from calling plays on the sideline to overseeing the scouting of future players. The game also allows players to delegate tasks, control team training and development, complete short-term challenges and even interact with the media. Other features include a new accelerated gameplay option, a touchscreen-optimized menu system, detailed in-game stats and reports and more.

Alleged iPad mini 4 Chassis Pops Up in New Video

Some Apple fans were not very impressed with Apple's third-generation iPad mini which wasn't much of an upgrade from the iPad mini 2. The current model only received Touch ID while keeping the the same specs as the second-generation model. Luckily early rumors have suggested that Apple is planning to give the fourth-generation iPad mini a bigger upgrade whenever it is released, and today the first alleged images of that model popped up on Twitter.

iPad mini 4 Chassis

OnLeaks posted a video of an iPad 4 chassis on the French website Nowehereelse. As you can see from the video posted below the lock/mute switch has been replaced with a microphone hole, just like the current iPad Air 2 model. The chassis also features cutouts for stereo speakers, a space for the LTE modem and place for a Lightning connector at the bottom.

New iPad Games and Apps of the Week: Gunpowder and More

Here are this week's most noteworthy iPad app releases for 03/29/15 to 04/03/14. Apple's Free App of the Week is Back to Bed. The puzzle game will be free on the Apple App Store until 04/09/15. Also don't forget to check out our App Store recap every Saturday for all the weekly universal releases, jailbreak tweaks, App Store news and important app updates.


Boss Monster Now Available for the iPad

The Kickstarter funded, collectible card game Boss Monster has been turned into a mobile title for iOS and Android tablets. Brotherwise Games has teamed up with developer Plain Concepts to bring their dungeon-building title to the iPad. The iOS version is exactly like the tabletop game, except players do not have to keep track of their own stats and can play up to 3 AI opponents at the same time. In the game players use cards to build and crawl dungeons in a side-scrolling adventure full of 8-bit monsters and treasure.

DuckTales: Remastered

Boss Monster features retro art inspired by NES video games, RPG elements and plenty of "geeky pop culture" references, according to the official website. The physical card game is available for $25. The starter set includes 155 full-color cards, and there is a 26-card mini-expansion called "Tools of a Hero Kind" available for $10.

DuckTales: Remastered Now Available on the App Store

The HD remake of the original DuckTales video game is now available on the Apple App Store and Google Play. Disney's DuckTales was originally released to the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1989. The game quickly became one of Capcom's best selling titles and is considered to be one of the best 8-bit video games ever released.

DuckTales: Remastered

The iOS version of the game includes the same cane hopping gameplay as the 8-bit version, but it features new graphics plus the original voices and production art from the show. In the game, players take control of Scrooge McDuck who must travel around the world in search of the five Legendary Treasures. Along the way players will travel to the Himalayas, Amazon, Transylvania, African mines, and the Moon while discovering diamonds and other characters from the show. Players must use clues to unlock secret areas and defeat five boss characters to win the five main treasures and beat the game.


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