Memorial Day Sale: Save 40% on iPhone and iPad Accessories and Cases

iOS accessory maker Case-Mate is offering 40% off all its iPhone and iPad accessories this Memorial Day Weekend. The sale begins today and ends on Monday, May 26, 2014, 11:59 EST. You can take advantage of this deal by visiting and using the promo code AFMD40 at checkout.

Printed Slim Folio

Case-Mate does not offer a lot of options for the iPad Air, but it does carry several cases and stands for the second-, third- and fourth-generation iPad, both iPad mini models, plus it is home to a plethora of iPhone offerings.

Case-Mate's iPhone cases range from the basic to the over-the-top. For example, the "Brilliance" case features genuine crystal with a premium leather accent and retails for $80.

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Panzer Tactics Remake Now Available on the Apple App Store

Sproing Interactive's turn-based strategy game Panzer Tactics has been remade for the iPad by bitComposer Games. The original title was released to the Nintendo DS in 2007. Panzer Tactics HD is a World War II tactical game where players can control either the Soviet Red Army, the German Wehrmacht or the Western Allies in three separate campaigns. The initial $4.99 download fee nabs you the single-player German army campaign. The other two campaigns featuring the Soviet army and Western Allies can be purchased separately as in-app purchases.

Panzer Tactics HD

The full version of Panzer Tactics HD features 33 historical missions, over 150 sea, land and air units for you to command and 33 heroic officers to motivate your troops. The original game was met with mixed reviews due to its sloppy multiplayer modes, but its single player campaigns were mostly praised by video game critics. The iOS version of the game promises to deliver an intense battle simulation where "mistakes are mercilessly exploited and punished".

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Apple Releases WWDC Schedule and App for iPad

With its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) just a week and a half away, Apple has released a schedule for the event and launched an updated WWDC app for the iPad and iPhone.

WWDC 2014

Apple today announced that WWDC 2014 will kick off at San Francisco's Moscone Center West with a keynote presentation at 10:00 AM Monday, June 2. After lunch there will be a "Platforms State of the Union" followed by Apple design awards. The technical sessions and labs begin on Tuesday and, as you can see on the schedule on the WWDC site, much of it remains under wraps. Many of the time slots are labeled "This one is sealed," "No comment," "We're not telling" and so on. To give you an idea of what to expect, some of the sessions that aren't classified include titles such as:

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Twitter Considering Buying SoundCloud, YouTube Wants Twitch

There is a whole lot of buying going on in the tech industry right now. According to multiple reports, Twitter is considering a deal to buy SoundCloud, and the Google-owned YouTube is close to acquiring Twitch. SoundCloud is a free music and audio-sharing service with over 250 million users. The proposed acquisition comes after Twitter shuddered its own failed #Music app in April. Twitter hopes the addition of SoundCloud will help the company take advantage of users who share music on the microblogging service and enable it to grow its user base.


Meanwhile, YouTube has set its sights on the live-streaming service Twitch. According to inside sources, YouTube has outbid several companies such as Microsoft and is close to acquiring Twitch for $1 billion. If the deal goes through, YouTube will own one of the most popular video game streaming services with over 1 million users. Variety claims the deal is "expected to be announced imminently," but according to The Wall Street Journal the "talks are at an early stage, and a deal isn't imminent".

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Discover Others Who Share Your Secrets with Whisper 4.0

The secret sharing app Whisper has added a new option which reveals whispers from other users that relate to your own. The app still keeps your whispers anonymous, but it now displays related posts so you can interact with like minded people in the community. Version 4.0 of the app also adds the ability for users to easily search over 200 categories and see secrets based on location.

Whisper - Share, Express, Meet

Whisper is an anonymous social community where users are encouraged to share their thoughts with the world. Members can post their "whispers" to a "realtime stream" for instant gratification and interact with other members while keeping their true identity a secret. The app features a selection of photos and creative fonts for users to use, and it allows users to follow and comment on topics they find interesting.

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New iPad Games of the Week: Demons vs Fairyland HD and More...

Here are this week's most noteworthy iPad games released to the App Store between 05/11/14 to 05/17/14.. Click here for a complete list of new iPhone Apps and Games also released this week. Apple's Free App of the Week is the hotel booking app Kayak Pro. The app will be free on the App store until 05/22/14.

Demons vs Fairyland HD

Demons vs Fairyland HD ($2.99 for the HD version, $0.99 for the iPhone version)

If you love demon babies and hate fairies then this is the game for you. In Demons vs Fairyland you must summon an army of skeletons, zombies and other monsters to stop the fairies from stealing your children!

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Possible 12.9-inch iPad Pro Casing Surfaces

A photo of what looks to be a possible iPad Pro industrial prototype was discovered on Chinese site by French site

iPad Pro prototype surfaces.

The photo shows a very rough rendering of what appears to be an aluminum back plate of a very large iPad casing. You can see an etched circle at the top left for the rear facing camera and an Apple symbol in the middle. Though it is impossible to determine the precise measurements from the picture, it is clearly larger than the 9.7" iPad Air. It isn't clear where the specifications for this mockup came from so, as always, don't take it as gospel.

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Fingerlab's Atom Run Now Available for the iPad and iPhone

Fingerlab, who is more known for its music related apps, has released its first platformer for iOS devices. Atom Run takes place in the year 2264 where all human life has become extinct. The world is now ruled by robots who have gone crazy after being exposed to radiation. You control Elgo, the only sane robot left, as he tries to collect atoms and molecules to create new life.

Atom Run

Fingerlab describes the game as an "action-adventure fast paced platformer" with "precise and intuitive commands". The game features an original score by french electronic artist KingQ4, and it is available in several languages including French, English, Italian and Spanish. The game also includes third-party controller support and Game Center support.

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Xiaomi's Mi Pad is a Plastic iPad mini Look-alike Powered by NVIDIA's Tegra K1

Chinese iPhone clones like the Goophone i5C or the HR2000 from Hero are nothing new, but no one has ever really copied the iPad mini, until now! Enter Xiamoi, who recently announced its new iPad mini look-alike the Mi Pad. The 7.9-inch tablet comes in an iPhone 5c array of colors and it is even built from the same "unapologetically plastic" as Apple's underachieving handset.

Xiaomi Mi Pad

Unlike most copycats who prefer to distance themselves from Apple, Xiamoi has no problem admitting its new tablet uses the same materials as the iPhone 5c. The Mi Pad is powered by the new Tegra K1 processor and it runs Android with the MIUI UI atop it. It also features a 2048 x 1536 IPS display, an 8MP Sony rear-facing camera with an F/2.0 aperture, and a 5MP camera on the front.

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Transformers: Age of Extinction Game Announced for Mobile Devices

As expected, Transformers: Age of Extinction is getting a mobile game tie-in. DeNA and Hasbro announced that the game will be available for iOS, Android and Windows devices sometime this summer. Besides a vague release date DeNA did not reveal many other details. The official press release describes the game "an explosive interactive entertainment experience". You can also get a "rare in-game weapon" by pre-registering for the game at

Transformers: Age of Extinction

The Michael Bay directed movie is set to hit theaters on June 27, 2014. Age of Extinction is the fourth movie in the Transformers franchise. It stars Mark Wahlberg and Nicola Peltz. Here's the trailer.

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