While most are focused on the upcoming launch of the iPhone X, iPad fans are wondering what Apple has in store for its tablet lineup. Questions like will Apple release a new iPad mini, and will the next-generation iPad Pro models ship with Face ID have begun to swirl around the rumor mill. But what about Apple's original 9.7-inch iPad lineup?
Love or hate it, Rick and Morty isn't going anywhere anytime soon, and either is its popular mobile game, Pocket Mortys. On the heels of a record breaking third season, the developers of the hit Pokémon-spoof announced that they plan to add over 50 new characters to Pocket Mortys. The new characters will be introduced over the course of this year and into 2018. They will include a combination of original in-game versions of Rick and Morty, and other characters from season 3 of the television series. New characters will include Teacher Rick, Working Class Rick, Street Loco Morty and more.
The iPad mini hasn't been officially discontinued but the future of the 7.9-inch tablet remains a mystery. Apple still offers a 128GB version of the smaller tablet on its website for $399, but a new model hasn't been released since September 2015. This has lead many to speculate that the mini will eventually be discontinued as it ages in technology while newer fresher products are released.
Google Opinion Rewards is now available on the Apple App Store. The app allows users to earn money for completing short 20-second surveys. You can sign up with your Google ID and receive payments through your PayPal account. Download the app now for free and start earning today.
Movies Anywhere is a new service that allows users to connect their iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Video and Vudu accounts in one place. You can store for free, any Disney, Fox, Sony Pictures, Universal and Warner Bros. movies purchased through one of the four major digital providers mentioned above. There is no and never will be a subscription fee, and syncing your accounts is quick an easy. You can sign up to Movies Anywhere through the official website and download the app from the App Store.
Google has launched Google Opinion Rewards to the App Store. The app, which was previously limited to Android devices, rewards users to complete surveys. Each survey is 10 questions or less and “take less than 20 seconds to complete," according to Google.
The popular photo editing app Pixelmator has been updated to version 2.4 with full support for iOS 11 and its new features. The update includes HEIF image support. High-efficiency image formats allow users to retain high image quality while using half the space as a JPEG. HEIF was introduced by Apple in iOS 11 and are used by the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 by default.
Last week we predicted that Apple probably will not implement many iPhone X features to the iPad in 2018. Instead we said that the next-generation iPad will most likely gain an IP67 waterproof rating and lose its headphone jack like the current iPhone models. However, trusted KGI Securities' analyst Ming-Chi Kuo doesn't agree with us.
In an investor's note obtained by MacRumors, Kuo said Apple will add TrueDepth cameras and Face ID to all iPhone and iPad Pro models released in 2018.
Stranger Things: The Game was released to the App Store ahead of the second season's October 27th release. It's a 8-bit recreation of the fictional town Hawkins, Indiana where players can explore, solve puzzles, find Eggos and gnomes, and unlock hidden locations. The game is available for free on the App Store. You can watch the trailer here.
DigimonLinks has made its way to the US. The new monster collecting title allows players to train their own army of Digimon and compete in 3-on-3 battles. Players can also build their own digital farms to train their Digimon. The game is available for free on the App Store.
Pokémon has a new challenger on the Apple App Store -- Bandai Namco's DigimonLinks. The monster battler has been available in Japan for quite a while, but today it has finally made its way to the US. Bandai Namco last week released a trailer highlighting the game's battle system and other features. You can watch it below.