5 Useful Apple Watch Accessories You Should Buy Right Now

Belkin SurgePlus 3-Outlet Charger

We've already looked at several Apple Watch stands / charging docks, so lets look at all the other helpful Apple Watch accessories you made need.

Open outlets are going to be hard to find now that you own an iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch, especially if you travel a lot. That's why the Belkin SurgePlus 3-Outlet Charger is a great option for charging multiple devices. Not only is Belkin a trusted name in iOS accessories, but this mini wall charger offers three surge protectors for plugging in your laptop and two USB ports for charging smaller devices.

10 Charging Docks for the Apple Watch

Griffin Watch Stand

Cases are normally a big deal when a new iPhone or iPad is released, especially when they feature a new form factor, but who needs a case for a watch? Today we are going to look at some third-party stands and charging docks that are currently available for Apple's wearable device. This is just a look at what Apple Watch accessories are available (or coming soon) on launch day, and not in anyway a recommendation.

4th Wing of Hearthstone: Blackrock Mountain Now Open

Blackwing Lair

You've made it through the Blackrock Depths, slayed the fiery elemental minions in the Molten Core tunnels, climbed the Blackrock Spire and now it is time to defeat the Lord of Blackrock. The fourth wing of the single-player Heartstone adventure Blackrock Mountain is now available for all players who have completed the first three wings. Players who have not prepaid for the $24.99 bundle can unlock the Blackwing Lair for 700 in-game gold or $6.99 USD starting today.

Apple Allegedly Planning to Release New iPod touch in 2015

iPod touch 2015

The mostly forgotten iPod touch may get its first refresh since 2012. A "source familiar with Apple’s future product plans" told AppleInsider that the iPhone maker will release a new iPod touch model later this year. The source did not indicate if the new iPod would receive a larger screen like the iPhone 6 models, but they did mention that Apple may decide to let it remain at its current size. The fifth-generation iPod touch still features a 4-inch display like the iPhone 5 and the same innards as the iPhone 4s.

Marvel Future Fight RPG to Hit App Store Before Avengers: Age of Ultron

Marvel Future Fight

The action-RPG Marvel Future Fight, which has been making a big splash on the Australian App Store, will launch worldwide before The Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters on May 1, 2015. The game is a 3D beat'em up title where players can select a team of up to three superheroes to complete quests and do battle. Players can quickly switch between characters on their team during gameplay and use tag team moves with other Marvel superheroes to defeat enemies.

Microsoft PowerPoint Updated with Apple Watch Support

Microsoft has updated its iOS PowerPoint app with Apple Watch Support. The slide show app was updated to version 1.8 on Tuesday. The update adds the ability to remotely begin and control slide shows on your iPhone from your Apple Watch, and monitor elapsed time, the current slide number and total number of slides using the Glance feature.

PowerPoint is the only app in Microsoft's suite of Office apps to receive Apple Watch features. Word and Excel both received minor updates and bug fixes on Tuesday.

Spiderweb Software Quits Making Games for the iPad

After releasing Avernum 2: Crystal Souls to the App Store on Wednesday, Spiderweb Software quickly pulled the game one day later, after realizing it did not work with iOS 8.3.

"There is currently a serious bug in the newly-released Avernum 2 HD for the iPad. For some reason, the game is having trouble registering touches on parts of the screen. Rotating the screen can return functionality temporarily, but the game is pretty messed up."

The company then announced it was no longer going to develop games for the iPad.

Avadon 2: The Corruption HD

Spiderweb announced on a forum post that competition on the App Store and skyrocketing advertising costs were just two of the reasons for the decision. The company also noted that "iOS 8.3 completely broke the engine they have been using for the last several years," and it did not seem cost effective to learn a whole new system.

New iPad Games and Apps of the Week: Blackrock Spire and More

Hearthstone players no longer need to lug their iPad around to play the game on the go. Blizzard released an iPhone version of Hearthstone on Wednesday. All you need to do is update to version 2.5.8416 of the current app, and you will be able to use your account to play on your iPod touch (fift-generation), iPhone, iPad, Mac or PC.

Blackrock Mountain: Blackrock Spire

The third wing of Blackrock Mountain titled "Blackrock Spire" also opened on Thursday. Players can unlock the new wing for 700 in-game gold or $6.99 USD. Here's the official description:

"Blackrock Spire honeycombs the heights of Blackrock Mountain, and serves as the first line of defense against those who would dare intrude on Blackwing’s domain. Nefarian’s forces now occupy the former Dark Iron dwarf citadel, where you’ll find the likes of ogres, orcs, and dragonspawn patrolling its halls."

Astropad Updated with Pencil Stylus Support

Astropad, the app that transforms your iPad into a graphics tablet for your Mac, now works with Pencil by FiftyThree. The well-reviewed app allows users to use their iPad to draw directly into Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, Corel Painter, Manga Studio, Pixelmator, Mischief and more.


Pencil is a high-end stylus from the creators of the popular iPad sketching app, Paper. Atsropad not only supports Pencil, but it also works with its cool eraser feature, where users can flip over the stylus and erase any mistakes. Both Astropad and Pencil feature palm rejection, and the app promises to be "blazing fast" to keep up with any drawing speed.


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