The TaiG team today released version 2.0.0 of the TaiG Jailbreak Tool for iOS 8.3. At the time of this post the Cydia Substrate has not been updated to support iOS 8.3, so you may want to wait until Jay Freeman (@saurik) announces that Cydia is ready to go before you jailbreak your device. The tool is also only available on Windows at this time, however, it is safe to assume that an OS X release is close behind.
Apple has pulled the original iPad mini from its website and it is no longer for sale on the online Apple Store, as noticed by 9to5Mac. This makes the iPad mini 2 the most affordable 7-inch iPad at $299, and this means all current iPad models are powered by 64-bit processors.
The first Hearthstone Tavern Brawl titled, Showdown at Blackrock Mountain, was released this week. Players can now compete it the brawl for free until Monday, June 21. Blizzard also updated the Hearthstone app with new heroes, card backs, features and bug fixes. The new heroes include: Warrior Hero Magni Bronzebeard, Hunter Hero Alleria Windrunner and Mage Hero Medivh.
Here are this week's noteworthy iPad releases for 06/14/15 to 06/20/15. Warhammer: Snotling Fling is Apple's free app of the week. The game will be free on the Apple App Store until 06/25/15. 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.
Blizzard has updated the Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft iOS app with the first "Tavern Brawl" titled, "Showdown at Blackrock Mountain". A Tavern Brawl is weekly challenge where players are pitted against other players in matches with unique rules. For example, one week players may have to fight with preset decks, while another week could require them to craft decks with a specific set of guidelines. This week players can choose to fight as either Ragnaros or Nefarian and battle with premade decks. Showdown at Blackrock Mountain is free to play. It closes on Monday, June 21 at 3:00 AM PDT.
Walmart has rolled back the price of the original iPad mini to $199. The 16GB WiFi-only model normally retails for $249. The deal is available through walmart.com or at Walmart retail locations. There is no question that this deal offers big savings, but is it really worth buying the original iPad mini when the fourth-generation model is only a few months away?
Telltale Games has announced its first miniseries titled, The Walking Dead: Michonne. The next installment for The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series follows the popular character Michonne, who has appeared in both the comic book and television adaptation. The story takes place between issues #126 and #139 of the comic book series and explores why Michonne left Rick and the rest of the group.
iOS developer Steve Troughton Smith has discovered a new keyboard hiding in the iOS 9 beta. The keyboard scales to a much larger unreleased iPad display size, and it resembles a more typical QWERTY keyboard with new keys and an extra row of symbols. As you can see from the image above, the iOS 9 keyboard features a row of keys with the symbols #, $, % and so on, and it includes a Tab and Caps Lock key.
There were quite a few games released to the App Store this week, but no iPad titles managed to cross our radar. Here are some noteworthy universal App Store releases instead. Apple's free app of the week is Slayin. The RPG will be free until 06/18/15. Starbucks has named Monument Valley its free app of the week. Just visit your local Starbucks to download the game for free. Also 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.
Skylanders SuperChargers starter packs for the iPad, PlayStation 3/4, Xbox 360/One, Wii, Wii U and Nintendo 3DS are available for pre-order. Each starter pack includes 1 copy of Skylanders SuperCharagers the game, 2 characters, 1 vehicle, 1 Portal of Power and a collectible poster. The iPad version also ships with a wireless Skylanders controller. All starter packs are available for $75 on Amazon.com or Gamestop.com.