You can now pay for gas with your Apple Watch at Exxon Mobil stations

Exxon Mobil Speedpass+

The latest version of watchOS allows Apple Watch users to pay for things within apps using Apple Pay. For example, you can now reload a gift card, or order meals through your favorite delivery service directly on your Apple Watch through supported apps. Exxon Mobil Speedpass+ is one of the first apps to take advantage of the new watchOS 3 in-app capabilities.

ProBack Cover offers a better way to store and charge the Apple Pencil

The ProBack is a new iPad Pro accessory that makes charging your Apple Pencil easier than using the Lightning connector, especially when you're on the go. The top of the case includes a convenient port to hold and charge your stylus, instead of having it protrude from the bottom of your tablet. As you can see in the video posted above, you can easily slide the Apple Pencil into the side of the designated slot and it will charge as normal. The case also includes a magnetic holder for the cap.

Voltron joins match-3 RPG Puzzle & Dragons

Voltron: Legendary Defender

Dreamworks has teamed up with GungHo Online Entertainment America to bring Voltron to the popular RPG Puzzle & Dragons. Beginning now and ending on May 7, the game will include an all-new Voltron Legendary Defender dungeon where players can take on the Galra fleet, as well as the dungeon boss, Emperor Zarkon. The new dungeon also includes three exclusive skill up materials to use for ranking up characters, including Shiro's Helmet, Balmeran Crystal, and Voltron's Sword.

Apple slashes affiliate commission for apps and IAPs

Apple Affiliate News

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.

New iOS Games and Apps of the Week: Wiz Khalifa's Weed Farm

Trailer Park Boys: Greasy Money

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.

New iOS Games and Apps of the Week: Age Of War 2 and more

Age of War 2

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.

Sketching app Paper updated with new Copy and Paste feature

Paper by  FiftyThree

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.


Total War: Warhammer coming to Mac next week

Total War: Warhammer

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 Marketplace coming to Pocket Edition and Windows 10

Minecraft Marketplace

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.


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