New iPad Games and Apps of the Week: Evoland 2 trailer

Evoland 2

Shiro Games has released the trailer for Evoland 2. The sequel follows in the same footsteps of its predecessor, but instead of taking players through the history of RPGs the game explores multiple genres such a match-three puzzle games, fighting and even turn-based strategies. Check out the trailer and official description below:

BlazBlue: Battle Cards Now Available for the iPad

BlazBlue: Battle Cards

It is staring to seem like every developer is trying to clone the success of Hearthstone which is causing an explosion of collectible card games to be released to the App Store. It is reminiscent of the days when Magic: The Gathering became popular and every intellectual property got its own CCG release. There were Star Wars card games, Monty Python card games, Austin Power card games and the list goes on and on. If you're a CCG fanatic this is good news, but lets keep our fingers crossed that an incoming wave of subpar, free-to-play CCG games isn't on its way.

How to turn your iPad into a card table and play any card game

The iPad Card Table

Most iPad owners wouldn't be caught dead on vacation without their iPad because it replaces so many things that you normally have to drag along, such as maps, books and even a deck of cards. That's why The Card Table is such a neat app. Not only does the app transform your iPad into a virtual card table, but it also allows anyone to use their iPhone as a compatible deck of cards.

iPad sketching app Paper by FiftyThree updated with Think Kit

Think Kit

The iPad sketching app Paper by FiftyThree has been updated with Think Kit. The new feature adds three new tools which allow users to "create diagrams, charts, and wireframes at the speed of thought," according to the release notes. Think Kit is powered by FiftyThree's "Intention Engine," which CEO Georg Petschnigg described as "auto­correct for drawing".

iBooks Author Textbooks Coming to iPhone

iBooks Author

iOS 8.4 will bring Apple's iBooks Author created textbooks to the iPhone for the first time, according to 9to5Mac. Twitter user Teddy Svoronos discovered today that iBooks textbooks are now accessible on an iPhone running iOS 8.4. These textbooks were only available on the iPad or Mac before the release of the third iOS 8.4 beta on Monday.

'Duet' iPhone and Apple Watch dock closes in on Kickstarter goal

Duet Apple Watch and iPhone Dock

If you're still hunting for the perfect Apple Watch dock you may want to check Kickstarter. Matthew and Mark McLachlan are currently less than $5,000 away from funding their 'Duet' Apple Watch charging stand. The Duet promises to "simplify" your charging experiencing by offering an easy way to charge both your Apple Watch and iPhone.

New iPad Games and Apps of the Week: Zombie goats and more


Coffee Stain Studios has released GoatZ to the Apple App Store. GoatZ is an expansion for Goat Simulator on Steam, but it has been released as a standalone app for iOS and Android. The game combines two of the most popular genres in gaming -- zombies and goat simulations. Coffee Stain describes it as the possibly their dumbest creation with mandatory crafting and lots of bugs. GoatZ is available for $4.99. Goat Simulator has also been reduced to $1.99 on the App Store.

Legend of Grimrock now available for the iPad

Legend of Grimrock

Developer Almost Human has released its first person dungeon crawler Legend of Grimrock to the App Store. The iPad version, which has been in closed beta for a few months, is now available to download for $4.99.

Legend of Grimrock was originally released to Windows and OS X in 2012. The game was well received by both critics and gamers upon its release, and it spawned a sequel in 2014.

Rumored 12-inch iPad Pro to have NFC, Force Touch and more

JoyFactory Monet iPad Stylus

The rumored 12-inch iPad, dubbed the "iPad Pro," will allegedly ship with NFC, Force Touch, a USB-C connector and a pressure-sensitive Bluetooth stylus, according to Apple Insider.

The addition of an NFC radio in the iPad will not be for Apple Pay like the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, because it would be silly to wave your 12-inch tablet at an Apple Pay terminal. Instead the NFC will be available to easily pair wireless accessories to the iPad.


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