Google today announced that its Calendar app is now optimized for the iPad. The app was originally only available for the for iPhone, Android devices and the web. iPad owners will now be able to take advantage of all of Google's "machine intelligence-powered features" such as smart scheduling and goals.
The new fighting game Power Rangers: Legacy Wars has landed on the App Store just in time for the Power Rangers reboot which hits theaters today. Legacy Wars allows fans to play as a variety of legendary Rangers and villains from Angel Grove and beyond.
Jam City has opened pre-registration for Family Guy- Another Freakin' Mobile Game. iOS, Amazon and Facebook users can sign up here, and Google Play users can sign up here. We already know that Another Freakin' Mobile Game really means "another freakin' match-3 title," since the game has already soft launched in the Philippines. The game's official App Store description reads:
In a quiet iPad refresh this week Apple removed the iPad mini 2 from its website in favor of a more affordable 9.7-inch model. The newly released iPad replaced not only the iPad Air 2, but it is also now the cheapest available model starting at $329. The iPad mini 4 remains as Apple's last remaining 7.9-inch tablet.
Apple today quietly announced a new $329 iPad to replace the aging iPad Air 2. Simply called "iPad," the new 9.7-inch tablet is a slightly heavier and bulkier model with recycled hardware. It ships with the same same A9 chip that powers Apple's current iPhone models, and it does not include new features, such as the Smart Connector. The new iPad is around 20% thicker (7.5mm) than the iPad Air 2 and it weighs 1 pound. The iPad Air 2 is a slimmer 6.1mm model that weighs 0.96 pounds.
It was a big week for the App Store. Not only did Apple unveil a new store front highlighting indie games, but quite a few interesting titles were released for iOS devices. Capcom ported two of its arcade classics, 1942 and Ghosts'n Goblins, to mobile devices. Both notoriously difficult games were updated with a "casual mode" for easier game play and new touch controls. The World War 2 vertical shooter 1942 is available for $1.99 and Ghosts'n Goblins is only $0.99.
As promised, Feral Interactive has announced that the Rome: Total War expansion Barbarian Invasion is coming to the iPad on March 28th. The new chapter is a standalone campaign that takes place three centuries after Total War. The game follows an overstretched Roman Empire who must contend with warring tribes and religious tensions as three major religions fight for dominance.
Next-generation iPad reports have been all over the map when it comes to an actual release date. One day after MacRumors reported that Apple is planning a late-March event for its iPad refresh, the DigiTimes claims the event has been moved to April. Citing supply chain sources, the Taiwanese site reported today that Apple will unveil its new iPad lineup in early April to "mark the inauguration" of its new headquarters in California.
Apple is planning to launch its next line of iPad models "later this month, most likely between Monday, March 20 and Friday, March 24," according to MacRumors. Citing a "reputable supply chain analyst," the Apple blog reports that the Cupertino company is also gearing up to announce a few other new products besides its new iPad models at the March event.
Marvel: Contest of Champions players are upset with Netmarble after the company acquired the game's developer Kabam. The uproar came after Kamam issued an update to the game that nerfed a number of heroes, and made other changes to even the playing field. The fans behind the "#BoycottMCOC Movement" have even sent out a press release, which you can read in its entirety here.
Kabam did apologize for the changes and a new update is in the works, but some fans do not believe they will address all the problems. You can read more about the MCOC controversy here, and learn why some fans are skeptical that their demands will be met.