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 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.
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:
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.
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.
The iPad sketching app Paper by FiftyThree has been updated with Think Kit. The new feature adds three new tools which allow users to "create diagrams, charts, and wireframes at the speed of thought," according to the release notes. Think Kit is powered by FiftyThree's "Intention Engine," which CEO Georg Petschnigg described as "autocorrect for drawing".
iOS 8.4 will bring Apple's iBooks Author created textbooks to the iPhone for the first time, according to 9to5Mac. Twitter user Teddy Svoronos discovered today that iBooks textbooks are now accessible on an iPhone running iOS 8.4. These textbooks were only available on the iPad or Mac before the release of the third iOS 8.4 beta on Monday.
If you're still hunting for the perfect Apple Watch dock you may want to check Kickstarter. Matthew and Mark McLachlan are currently less than $5,000 away from funding their 'Duet' Apple Watch charging stand. The Duet promises to "simplify" your charging experiencing by offering an easy way to charge both your Apple Watch and iPhone.
Coffee Stain Studios has released GoatZ to the Apple App Store. GoatZ is an expansion for Goat Simulator on Steam, but it has been released as a standalone app for iOS and Android. The game combines two of the most popular genres in gaming -- zombies and goat simulations. Coffee Stain describes it as the possibly their dumbest creation with mandatory crafting and lots of bugs. GoatZ is available for $4.99. Goat Simulator has also been reduced to $1.99 on the App Store.