The survival game This War of Mine is now available on the App Store and Google Play for tablet devices. The game is presented from the perspective of civilians who are trying to survive during a war. Players control a group civilian survivors who have taken residence in a dilapidated shelter in a besieged city. The goal of the game is to keep the civilians alive by managing their health, hunger and mood levels.
Accessory maker Logitech has launched its first iPad accessories under its new product line Logi. The new BLOK line is made up of three protective cases for the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini. The cases include the Logi BLOK Protective Shell, the Logi BLOK Protective Case and the Logi BLOK Protective Keyboard Case.
Microsoft’s $100 Universal Foldable Keyboard is now available for pre-order through Amazon.com, but it is sold out through the Microsoft Store. The slim keyboard connects with up to two mobile devices including the iPad and iPhone.
The keyboard ships with Bluetooth 4.0 and features full-size keys to make typing easier on your smartphone or tablet. Microsoft promises that its built-in rechargeable battery delivers "up to three months of use on a single charge," and that the foldable design will allow you to easily slip the keyboard into your "purse, backpack, or pocket." It is also spill-resistant.
The initial shipment of iPad Pro models will be "much lower than most market watchers' expectations," according to the DigiTimes. Supply chain sources told the Taiwanese trade publication that Apple is being rather "cautious" about placing iPad Pro component orders, which means there will be limited quantities of the 12.9-inch iPad when it begins shipping later this year. The supply chain will begin manufacturing the iPad Pro in "late-September and the device is expected to become available in the market after mid-November," according to industry sources.
Besides the obligatory hidden object game from Big Fish Games, Don't Starve is the only iPad app worth mentioning this week. Here are a few noteworthy universal App Store releases for 07/05/15 to 07/11/15. Card Wars - Adventure Time Card Game is Apple's free app of the week. The game will be free on the Apple App Store until 07/16/15. Don't forget to check out our App Store recap every Saturday for all the weekly releases, jailbreak tweaks, App Store news and important app updates.
As promised, Klei Entertainment has released Don't Starve: Pocket Edition to the App Store. The "uncompromising wilderness survival game" is available for $4.99 and it features everything found in the PC version, including The Reign of Giants expansion. The basic version of the game retails for $14.99 on Steam and the PlayStation Store.
Klei Entertainment announced that its wilderness survival game, Don't Starve, is coming to the iPad on July 9. Don’t Starve: Pocket Edition will be available for $4.99 and support the iPad 3 and up, and iPad mini 2/3 running iOS 7.0 or later. The game will feature everything that's included in the Windows and OS X versions of the game, including the the expansion “The Reign of Giants”.
Showtime has given consumers one more reason to cut the cord by rolling out its own HBO NOW-like subscription service. iPad, iPhone and Apple TV users can now subscribe to the premium channel without a cable or satellite subscription. A subscription to Showtime is now $10.99 a month, and it offers access to original series, movies, documentaries and sports. The iOS app includes Airplay support, live access, closed captioning and more.
Last week Apple removed all apps in the App Store that featured the Confederate flag, including historically accurate strategy games. This did not sit well with a lot of people who thought Apple was taking the recent Confederate flag controversy too far. According to CNN Money, Apple has reinstated some of the games soon after banning them. Andrew Mulholland of HexWar Games said Apple put Civil War: 1863 back on sale without needing any changes, but the game studio had to tweak other titles, such as Civil War: Gettysburg, to have them reinstated. Apple is not allowing games to feature the Confederate flag on App Store icons or in screenshots, but the flag will be allowed during gameplay as long as it is not being used in an "offensive and mean-spirited way".
iPad owners have been waiting a long time for Apple to add a split-view multitasking option, and they will finally get their wish with the release of iOS 9. Apple announced at WWDC 2015 that iOS 9 would bring three multitasking features to the iPad when it released later this year. The new features will allow iPad users to use two apps simultaneously and even view video while using a second app.