Your favorite websites, blogs and vloggers are taking another advertising hit as Apple plans to reduce affiliate commissions for apps and IAPs from 7% to 2.5%, according to an email sent to iTunes Affiliate Program members. Contrast founder David Barnard tweeted the letter which included the warning, "beginning May 1, 2017, commissions for all apps and in-app content will be reduced from 7% to 2.5% globally. Commission for all other Apple services, such as music, movies, electronic books and TV subscriptions, shall remain the same.
A game about cultivating cannabis isn't something one would expect to pop up on the Apple App Store, but it has in the form of a resource management title called, Wiz Khalifa's Weed Farm. In the game, Khalifa teaches you how to "plant, grow, and harvest the finest herb on earth" in a post-prohibition world. Players can tap and swipe to grow different strains of cannabis and invest their resources to grow their weed empire. Khalifa's Weed Farm has earned a solid 5-star App Store rating since its launch. The game is available for free for all devices running iOS 7.0 or later.
Apple introduced Single Sign-On for iOS devices and Apple TV back in 2016, but the service was only supported by a handful of local cable and satellite providers at launch. But that list has grown to 14 since launch so it seemed like a good time to publish a refresher on how to enable the feature on your iOS device.
Single Sign-On allows iOS and Apple TV owners to log-in to all participating apps that require cable and satellite TV provider credentials to access content, such as Bravo Now and Comedy Central. This puts an end to having to sign-in to individual apps over and over using your cable or satellite password, or having to sign-in individually on all your different Apple devices.
Kongregate today released Office Space: Idle Profits for mobile devices. The new game follows the same plot as the 1999 comedy also called Office Space. In the film disgruntled employees get revenge on their boss by stealing millions of undetectable pennies from their company.
The Apple TV will be the first Apple product to receive a multi-user login option with the release of TVos 11, according to The Verifier. The site posted a mockup showing how multiple profiles would look on a user's television display. According to the unverified report, Apple TV owners running TVos 11 or later will be able to use their personal Apple IDs to access their own songs, iCloud photos and more. Allowing multiple profiles on the Apple TV makes sense since it is primarily a shared device, unlike an iPhone which is considered more of a personal product.
The popular desktop game Age Of War 2 is now available for iOS devices. Age of War is a side-scrolling, tower defense title where you progress through different times in history. The sequel includes 2 additional ages than the original, and it the first title in the series to include female characters. In the game players must defend their home base by training different characters based on the current age.
Age of War 2 features seven different stages of war including new Spartan and Egyptian ages, and 29 unit types from cavemen to cyborgs. The iOS version also includes 4 difficulty modes with plenty of achievements and challenges. Age of War 2 is available for free now on the Apple App Store.
Paper by FiftyThree has been updated to version 3.6.8. The update includes a new Copy and Paste feature only available for subscribers. The new feature allows users to "copy and paste a selected region from one page to any other page," according to the release notes. Users can now automatically select sections of any sketch with the Cut Tool, then transfer them to any other page with the Paste Button located in the tool tray.
Feral Interactive today announced that it is bringing its strategy game Total War: Warhammer to Mac on April 18th. The high fantasy title is currently available for Linux through Steam. Total War is the first title in a planned trilogy from SEGA being developed by Creative Assembly and Games Workshop.
Minecraft announced today that it is adding a community driven Marketplace to the mobile and Windows 10 versions of the popular sandbox title. The Marketplace will allow players to purchase adventure maps, texture packs, minigames and more created by popular 'crafters, such as BlockWorks and Qwertyuiop The Pie. Other "heroic ‘crafters" Blockception, Sphax, Eneija Silverleaf, Imagiverse, Polymaps and Razzleberry Fox will also be on board for the official launch.
Blizzard this week has released its latest Hearthstone expansion Journey to Un’Goro. The release not only unleashes 135 new prehistoric cards into the Hearthstone universe, but it also kicks off the Year of the Mammoth card rotation. Journey to Un’Goro card packs can now be purchased from the in-game Shop for gold or real-world currency, or won as quest rewards or prizes in the Arena. You can learn more about the world of Un’Goro and all the new Hearthstone cards here.