Siege: Titan Wars now available for the iPad

Siege: Titan Wars

Simutronics and Tilting Point have launched Siege: Titan Wars to the Apple App Store and Google Play. Titan Wars is a online multiplayer with card collecting and army building. Players can summon massive armies and imposing Titans with different skills to crush other players in real-time combat. The game has been compared to Clash Royale in the Touch Arcade forums.

Rome: Total War – Alexander announced for the iPad

Rome: Total War – Alexander

After bringing the popular Hitman series to macOS, Feral Interactive has announced it is porting yet another Rome: Total War title to iOS. The second expansion, Alexander will launch for the iPad this summer. The game is set a century before the original Total War title, which was released to the App Store in 2016. The game puts players in the role of Alexander the Great, and kicks off with his ascension to the Macedonian throne in 336 BC. Players must unify the Greek city states then march across Central Asia to conquer the Persian Empire in 100 turns.

How to send 4th of July fireworks in the Messages app

Fireworks iPad

Unlike the phrase "Happy New Year," which automatically triggers the Fireworks screen effect on iOS devices, texting "Happy Fourth of July" (or "4th of July") does nothing. You will have to manually select the Fireworks option if you want to send your friends and family an explosive text message on the fourth. Here's how to send the Fireworks screen effect on your iOS device:

New iOS Games and Apps of the Week: Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow and more

Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow

Futurama is the television series that won't die. The gang from Planet Express has found new life on the Apple App Store with a new mobile game from TinyCo. Worlds of Tomorrow is a building title that features an all-new story by series creator Matt Groening and executive producer David X. Cohen. The game was written by original series writers and it stars the original voice cast. Futurama fans will definitely want to check out Worlds of Tomorrow, available for free on the App Store.

Boomerang premium comes to Apple TV and more

Boomerang Apple TV

The classic cartoon streaming service Boomerang has launched its new premium service to Apple TV, Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV. Roku support is also being added in the coming weeks, according to The Futon Critic. The service is currently available on iOS for the iPhone and iPad, Google Play and online for desktops and laptops.

Sketching app Linea updated with 10.5-inch iPad Pro support

Linea - Sketch Simply

Developers are busy catching up with Apple's new 10.5-inch iPad. Earlier this week, Procreate was updated to fix a bug affecting iPad Pro models, and today the sketching app Linea has been updated with 10.5-inch iPad Pro support. The app now supports the native resolution of the 10.5-inch iPad Pro instead of utilizing a scaled-up version of the 9.7-inch resolution. Version 1.1.1 also includes several bug fixes and improvements.

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First 10.5-inch iPad Pro case now available

Metropolis Series Case

Urban Armor Gear has launched one of the first cases for Apple's newly released 10.5-inch iPad Pro. The Metropolis Series Case is availble for both the 10.5- and 12.9-inch Pro models. It is a hard back feather-light case that meets military drop-test standards (MIL STD 810G-516.6). It also doubles as a stand, is compatible with both Apple's Smart Cover and Keyboard, and it provides easy access to the touchscreen and all ports.

Refurbished Apple Pencil now available for $85

Refurbished Apple Pencil for iPad Pro

Apple has begun selling refurbished Pencils on its online store. The stylus, normally $99, is now available for $85. A savings of $14 if you don't mind buying refurbished.

Refurbished Apple products come with a one-year limited warranty and are covered by Apple's 4-day return policy. Each Pencil ships with a Lighting adapter and extra tip.

Sketching app Procreate updated to fix iPad Pro bug

Procreate

The sketching app Procreate has been updated to squash a bug affecting new iPad Pro users. Version 3.2.4 of the app "fixes a cancelling issue with the canvas zoom and pan gesture on both new iPad Pro models," according to the release notes.

Procreate is an Apple Design Award winning app for sketching, painting and creating on the iPad or iPad Pro. The app is optimized for the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil with up to 16k by 4k high definition canvases on the 12.9-inch model.

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New iOS Games and Apps of the Week: SEGA Forever and more

SEGA has begun releasing classic Genesis and Dreamcast titles to the App Store under its new SEGA Forever banner. The initial launch includes three titles that have already been ported to iOS in the past. All the games are free-to-play with the option to remove ads for $1.99. So far the user reviews have been mixed while Touch Arcade says the launch has been a total disaster.

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