GarageBand gets huge update with iPad Pro and iPhone 6s support

GarageBand 2.1

After launching a new app that allows iOS users to qucikly record song ideas, Apple rolled out a huge update to its original music creating tool, GarageBand. Version 2.1of the app includes a ton of new features, plus support for Apple's newest devices, the iPad Pro and both iPhone 6s models.

Apple says the new version of GarageBand "looks stunning on the expansive 12.9-inch Retina display on the iPad Pro." The larger screen also gives iPad Pro owners access to more controls and room to play. On the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus musicians can now utilize 3D Touch to play keyboard sounds with polyphonic aftertouch.

Will the iPad Air 3 be water resistant?

iPad Air 3  water resistant

There's been quite a few dodgy iPad Air 3 rumors circulating the internet the last few days. A lot of Apple fans are still banking on Apple releasing its next-generation 12-inch tablet sometime early this year. This wishful thinking is mostly based on a research note sent out by KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in December 2015. This week more rumors have surfaced claiming that the iPad Air 3 will not only launch in March, but it will also be the first iOS product to feature an IP rating for water resistance.

Iron Maiden announces upcoming mobile game starring Eddie

Eddie Stranger in a Strange Land

Roadhouse Interactive and 50cc Games today announced they are woking on an upcoming mobile title based on the mytology of heavy metal icons Iron Maiden. Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast will be a free-to-play RPG where players take on the role of the band's mascot, Eddie, in his various forms. Players will be able to utilize each incarnation of Eddie's unique powers and abilities as they travel through time exploring different worlds. The game will include character art based on Maiden’s past album covers, and a soundtrack featuring tracks from the band's long history and previously unheard live recordings.

New iPad Games and Apps of the Week: Millions of Mortys

Pocket Mortys

Gamers have a bad case of Morty fever. Adult Swim's new Pokémon parody, Pocket Mortys, has taken over iOS and Android devices. Everyone this week has been busy trying to collect all 82 multiverse Mortys in the new game based on the hit cartoon Rick and Morty. As for new iPad releases this week, pickings are slim, which is a good thing because it's officially Morty time.

Here are this week's noteworthy App Store releases for the iPad through 01/10/16 to 01/15/16. 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.

Microsoft adds Skype calling to Outlook and free group calling to iOS and Android

Free Mobile Skype Calling

Microsoft's Outlook app for iOS has been updated today with a "Skype Meeting” option. The new feature allows users to easily schedule and join Skype calls from within the app. Outlook users can now turn on the Skype Meeting switch when creating or editing a calendar event. When enabled the Skype Meeting option allows users to jump on any scheduled Skype call with a simple tap.

New iPad education tools hints at multiple profiles for all users

iPad Education Tools

The first iOS 9.3 beta is jammed packed with more features than anyone had originally expected. Apple has introduced a new Night Shift mode, that looks a lot like the jailbreak tweak f.lux, new 3D Touch Quick Actions for stock apps, better Apple Music CarPlay integration and more. While there isn't a lot of iPad-specific features there is one major upgrade that will make most iPad owners happy.

New iPad Games and Apps of the Week: Pocket Mortys release date announced and more

Pocket Mortys

This was the first week of new App Store releases after the holiday shutdown which ended on December 29. You can see some of the new universal releases here and all the noteworthy new iPad releases below.

In App Store news, Apple announced $1.1 billion in worldwide App Store sales over a two week period from December to January 3. Apple customers set a single day sales record on January 1 with $144 million spent on new apps and in-app purchases. You can read the complete Apple press release here.

Apple App Store reopens after holiday shutdown: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and more

TMNT Portal Power

Today is the first Thursday after the App Store's winter holiday shutdown which runs from December 22 to December 29. This means today is the first full day of new App Store releases since Christmas and New Year's Day. Here are five new universal games that caught our eye this week. We haven't personally tested any of these games. They're just new releases that looked interesting to us.

Also don't forget to check out our weekly new iPad apps recap every Friday for more new releases.


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