The next-generation iPad mini will be a smaller version of the iPad Air 2, according to the Japanese blog Macotakara. If true, the iPad mini will see a bump from a 5MP iSight camera to an 8MP camera, and it will be powered by Apple's faster A8 processor. The fourth-generation iPad mini will also retain its 7.9-inch display, while adopting the thinner (6.1mm thick) body of the iPad Air 2, according to the report.
There was some exclusive Skylanders Superchargers news announced by Toys R Us this week. The Nintendo Supercharger/amiibo hybrid Donkey Kong and Bowser Dark Edition figures will only be available for the Wii and Wii U. This may be important information if you were considering buying an iPad Starter Pack, because you will need to purchase the Wii or Wii U Dark Edition Starter Pack if you want the limited edition Bowser.
Five Nights at Freddy's 4 was launched for Windows through Steam on Thursday. Hopefully the iOS release will be available in a few days.
The latest Adventure Time game has landed on the Apple App Store. This time the gang from the Land of Ooo are going on a match 3 adventure. In Puzzle Quest players join Finn and Jake as they help the residents of Ooo solve problems and battle bad guys. The game features lots of popular Adventure Time characters, who you can unlock and collect. Each character comes equipped with their own mathematical special abilities and are upgradeable with earned XP. Some of the available characters include Marceline, BMO, Princess Bubblegum, Flame Princess and Gunter.
Apple needs something to do with all those Beats Electronics accessories that they acquired when they purchased the headphones company from Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre in 2014, so they're giving them away for free. Eligible students, parents of students and teachers will receive one pair of Beats Solo2 On-Ear Headphones when they purchase an eligible Mac at Apple retail locations or through Apple's online store. The Apple Back to School promotion begins at U.S. Apple Retail Stores and participating Apple Authorized Campus Stores on July 23, 2015 and ends on September 18, 2015. The promotion will not be available online until August 6, 2015.
Ten years after its original release on the Xbox, Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords is now available for Mac OS X. You're welcome, Apple fans. The sequel to the hit game from Obsidian Entertainment is considered one of the best Star War titles ever released. Star Wars Knights was ported to the Mac as part of the Restored Content Mod project, which means that the this version comes with a bunch of new features:
Apple today posted its third quarter earnings report for 2015. Once again iPad sales have taken a tumble with Apple moving 10.9 million units for its fiscal 2015 third quarter which ended on June 27, 2015. The number of iPad shipments is down from the 13.2 million units Apple sold in the same quarter of 2014. The iPhone-maker also announced another " all-time record revenue" of $49.6 billion, with a quarterly net profit of $10.7 billion. The press release attributes the record revenue to successful iPhone and Mac sales, plus a "successful launch of Apple Watch".
Nintendo announced at its June E3 press conference that it would be teaming up with Activision to release Bowser and Donkey Kong action figures that would work with both Skylanders Superchargers and upcoming Nintendo amiibo-enabled games. On Monday, Toys R Us tweeted that the Dark Edition Bowser Supercharger/amiibo would be their exclusive and go on sale this week. The Dark Edition Bowser will be available at Toys R Us retail locations and online at toysrus.com.