Capcom's Puzzle Fighter launching worldwide this week

Puzzle Fighter

Capcom today announced that Puzzle Fighter will be available worldwide for both iOS and Android later this week. Puzzle Fighter mobile is a sequel to the popular Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo. The new installment in the Puzzle Fighter series was built from the ground up for mobile devices. It features a new look, leaderboard support, guest account support, a Color Blind Mode option and more.

Zagg introduces new Slim Book keyboard for 10.5-inch iPad Pro

Zagg Slim Book

The creator of the popular invisibleSHIELD, Zagg, has begun accepting orders for its new Slim Book keyboard for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro. The Slim Book is a backlit keyboard case with built-in Apple Pencil holder. The keyboard can be detached from the case so you can keep your iPad Pro safe while reading, watching a video or during transportation. The keyboard can also be flipped around to be used as a stand.

Vimeo now supports HDR videos for iPad Pro, iPhone X and Apple TV 4K

8-bit vs 10-bit

The video hosting service Vimeo today announced that users who shoot or master HDR footage can now upload those videos to give their viewers a color-optimized experience on supported platforms like select iOS devices. This makes Vimeo one of the first video streaming services to support High Dynamic Range videos across newer Apple hardware, such as the iPad Pro, iPhone X and Apple TV 4K.

"Our mission is to deliver creators, their videos, and their fans the highest quality video experience possible. That’s why today, we’re very excited to announce support for HDR videos on Vimeo. That means we can now bring over one billion colors to the screen, as we retain as much quality as possible for HDR uploads."

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Back Friday Deals Update (2017)

Best Buy Black Friday Ad (2017)

Big box retailers Target, Walmart and Best Buy have released their Black Friday ads. All three are offering the same $249 deal on the fifth-generation 9.7-inch iPad. You can save $80 on a 32GB model at any of the three locations starting as early as 5pm on November 23rd. Here are the rest the big three's Black Friday Apple deals:

Black Friday: Walmart - 9.7-inch iPad $249

Walmart iPad Black Friday 2017

Updated: With the correct price.

It looks like $249 will be the going rate for the fifth-generation iPad on Black Friday. Both Target and Walmart will be offering the latest 9.7-inch model for $80 cheaper than its suggested retail price.

Walmart has released its Black Friday ad with sales from November 23rd to 24th. Black Friday begins in Walmart stores starting at 6pm. Other deals include an iPhone 6 for only $129, discounts on gaming consoles like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, DVDs as low as $1.96 and more.

New iOS Games and Apps of the Week: South Park and More

South Park: Phone Destroyer

South Park: Phone Destroyer is now available on the Apple App Store. Phone Destroyer is a free-to-play card collecting title where you design your own character to compete in 1v1 battles. Players use different cards to summon characters from the show and cast spells to attack their opponent. The game features a single player campaign written in collaboration with South Park Digital Studios, real-time PvP battles, the ability to design your own character, and tons of characters and references to the show.

Rome: Total War Collection now available for iPad

Rome: Total War

All three Rome: Total War titles have been released individually to the App Store, but today Feral Interactive has added the Rome: Total War Collection as an option. The Collection allows you to get all three Total War titles for one price. It also cheaper to buy the collection than buying all three titles individually.

For $16.99 Rome: Total War Collection includes Total War, Barbarian Invasion, and Alexander. While it's only $3 in savings, $17 is a good price for three decent strategy games for the iPad.

Report: iPad Pro to ship with Face ID in 2018

iPad Pro

Bloomberg has published a report claiming that the next-generation iPad Pro models will ship with Face ID in 2018. Face ID was introduced on the iPhone X which began shipping earlier this month.

Citing "people familiar with the matter," Bloomberg notes "at least one new iPad model with a screen size similar to the 10.5-inch iPad Pro is planned to include Face ID." Face ID would replace the physical Home button and Touch ID on the new iPad models. Apple's facial recognition feature is used like Touch ID to unlock a user's device and for approving payments using Apple Pay.

How to send cash on your iPad or iPhone

Apple Pay Cash Wallet

Apple has launched Apple Pay Cash in iOS 11.2 beta 2. This means the peer-to-peer payments service will be availble whenever iOS 11.2 is made public. Apple Pay Cash allows iOS users to send payments to other iOS users through the Messages app.

You can set up Apple Pay Cash through the Wallet app. To set up Apple Pay Cash, open the Wallet app on your device, then tap the Apple Pay Cash card. Follow the prompts and confirm your information once you're redirected to the Settings app. Once your information is confirmed you will be able to access Apple Pay Cash through your Wallet app.

Target Black Friday: iPad $249, 10.5-inch iPad Pro starting at $529

Target Black Friday 2017

Black Friday is only a few weeks away which means hundreds of retailers will soon be releasing their ads with tons of deals. The first big retailer out of the gate is Target. The big box retailer has just released a 36-page circular with deals on everything you can imagine, including Apple products.

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