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Minecraft Pocket Edition v.0.12.1

Minecraft Pocket Edition v0.12.1 Out Now!

Minecraft PE version 0.12.1 is now out on the iOS App Store! Go pick it up, it’s the BIGGEST update in Minecraft Pocket Edition history! It adds the Nether, Hunger, Experience, and much more! Check out our video below for more information.


Minecraft Pocket Edition iTunes App Store Description:

Our latest free update includes the Nether and all its inhabitants, enhanced weather effects, cross platform play with Windows 10 Beta Edition, revamped controls, and lots more.

Minecraft is a game about placing blocks and going on adventures.

Explore randomly generated worlds and build amazing things from the simplest of homes to the grandest of castles. Play in creative mode with unlimited resources or mine deep into the world in survival mode, crafting weapons and armor to fend off the dangerous mobs.

Craft, create, and explore alone, or with friends on mobile devices or Windows 10.

Minecraft Pocket Edition v0.12.1 iTunes App Store Changelog:

• The Nether and all its inhabitants. Fight Ghasts and make friends with Pigmen
• Cross platform play for up to five players between Pocket Edition and Windows 10
• Revamped touch controls, controller support, and a controller mapping screen
• Enhanced Weather effects! Accumulating snow and more
• Ocelots! Try taming one with a fish
• Experience, Anvils, Brewing, and enchantments. Time to up your game, crafter
• Golems. We recommend you approach with caution
• Flower pots. We recommend you fill them with flowers
• Sneaking and sprinting! Express yourself through movement!
• Loads of bug fixes that are too boring to list here
• Lots, lots more!


iPhone 7

iPhone 7 To Be As Thin As iPod Touch

The iPhone 6S still hasn’t even been officially announced, yet we’re already hearing rumors that the iPhone 7 will be as thin as the iPod touch lineup. This speculation is thanks to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In one of his recent reports, he states that in 2016 ( a year from now), Apple could release the iPhone 7 with the thinness of an iPod touch. The current iPod touch is 6.1mm thin. Kuo suggests that Apple may be pushing to make the iPhone 7 between 6.0mm and 6.5mm thin. Right now, the iPhone 6 comes in at 6.9mm thin, and the iPhone 6 Plus is at 7.1 mm thin. The iPhone 6S is reportedly going to be about 7.1mm thin and the iPhone 6S Plus will be around 7.3mm thin.

So what does all this mean? Well, for starters, Apple is upping the thickness of the iPhone 6S this year, probably because they’re tired of replacing people’s bent iPhones. But there could also be yet another reason. Apple is sneaky, and this year if the iPhone 6S is 7.1mm, and next year they release the iPhone 7 at 6.1mm, they have a great selling point, that the iPhone 7 is “1 whole mm thinner than the previous generation!”. Clever right?

With all this in mind, it’s helpful to understand why so thin? Personally, we’d rather see improved battery life on our device rather than a razor thin iPhone. Thin does look good, though. Kuo believes the iPhone 7 will stick to the in-cell touch panel rather than opt for the glass-on-glass. With glass-on-glass, we would possibly see a bezel-free iPhone which would be sweet! But alas, Apple wants to have fewer production issues, and using glass-on-glass could slow production down considerably.

Here’s what we think Apple wants. Apple wants us to use our Apple Watch more and rely less on the iPhone. If people did this, they’d notice their iPhone battery not deplete as quickly. However Apple needs to understand that not everyone has an Apple Watch, nor does everyone want one.

So what do you think? Wouldn’t you rather a slightly thicker iPhone if it meant we didn’t have to carry around backup batteries all the time?

Firefox on iPhone

How To Get Firefox For iOS On Your iPhone Right Now

If you were unaware, Firefox is now available for you to download on your iOS device (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch) right now. There’s only one little catch. You must have a New Zealand iTunes Account. But this is hardly a problem, as it’s super simple to create one. Here’s how:

  1. Launch the App Store on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
  2. Scroll to the bottom and click on your ID. Then choose “Sign Out”
  3. Now, go to any free app in the App Store and try to download it
  4. You’ll see a prompt asking you to “Use Existing Apple ID” or “Create New Apple ID”. Tap Create New Apple ID.
  5. Now you’ll be prompted to select a country. Choose New Zealand and hit next.
  6. Next, you’ll need to Agree to the terms and Apple Privacy Policy
  7. After you agreed, you can begin filling in the rest of your information like email, password, etc. Then press Next.
  8. Now, a verification email should have been sent to your email you provided. Tap “Done”.
  9. Now you should be prompted to sign in, and if you are, use the new account you just made. If you’re not prompted, just try to download any free app again.
  10. Search up “Firefox” and you should now see it since you’re on your New Zealand App Store account!
  11. After you’ve downloaded the app, you can go ahead and sign out of that account an back into your normal iTunes Account. That’s it! Enjoy your new Firefox app on your iPhone!

Let us know if you want more tutorials like this in the future!

iPhone 6S

Final Predictions for iPhone 6S

The event where Apple will unveil the iPhone 6S to the world is coming quickly, just under 3 days away. We decided to compile a definitive list of all of the rumors we’ve heard, and put only the ones we’re pretty sure are correct. We feel confident about this list.

Let’s cut to the good stuff. Here’s what we’re expecting:

  1. A9 Processor
  2. Similar (almost the same) design as the iPhone 6
  3. 2 GB RAM
  4. 12 Megapixel Back Camera
  5. 5 Megapixel Front Camera (for even more beautiful selfies…)
  6. 7000 Series aluminum (about 2x as strong as aluminum currently used on iPhone 6/6+)
  7. Force Touch (Or 3D Touch)
  8. Improved Touch ID
  9. New color option: Rose Gold
  10. Possibly a darker “gray” on Space Gray color variant
  11. Sold in 16, 64, 128 GB capacities.
  12. Slightly smaller battery than iPhone 6 (but with iOS 9 efficiency, should get the same or better battery life than iPhone 6)
  13. No sapphire display

Release date? Well, the event is on September 9, 2015. Pre-orders will likely begin on September 11, 2015, and a likely release date for the iPhone 6S will be September 18, 2015.

G5 Announces Back To School Sale

G5 Entertainment Announces HUGE App Sale!

It’s time to go back to school, and G5 Entertainment has announced that they’re slashing the prices of 10 of their best games by up to 80% off! The sale runs from August 31, 2015 – September 6, 2015. Here’s a full list with the apps and their links, check it out.


Let us know which of these you’re picking up!


Android Wear for iOS

Android Wear Comes to iOS

Today, Google announced that Android wear will now be compatible with iPhone 5 and newer running iOS 8.2 and above. On top of this, and official Android wear app will be hitting the App Store worldwide today [Direct Link]. Android Wear for iPhone will have quite a few features that Android users will be pretty familiar with which include but are not limited to: custom watch faces, notifications, Google Now and voice searches, and of course fitness. It will have support for apps like Google’s Weather and Translate, however iOS apps are not supported, at least with this release.

Here’s a video from The Verge with some more information on it:

Android Wear by Google Inc. iTunes App Store Description:

The Android Wear app connects your iPhone to your Android Wear watch. Once connected you’ll receive notifications from all your iPhone apps, right on your wrist, as well as timely information from Google Now (like traffic alerts, weather and flight status). You can also use the Android Wear app to configure your wearable device, including which notifications appear on your watch.

Check it out and let us know what you think!


PimpAPic App For iPhone Coming Soon!

There’s a pretty neat new app coming soon to iPhone called PimpAPic. The app looks really awesome, and when we get a chance to use it we can update this further with our thoughts. For now, here are some pictures as well as a description of what the app will be like! Check below for the photos.


Pimp your photos with cool custom designed stickers! 🔥
PimpAPic is the app that gives you an ability to enhance your photos by adding stickers and share it with your friends.
Simply take a photo with your iOS device Camera or choose an existing one in your Photos library.  Then add stickers to your photo and place them exactly the way you like by moving, scaling, rotating, flipping and assigning order.  And then share your masterpiece on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, etc. or save it to your device and share it with your friends and family.
Use tons of FREE stickers to Pimp your photos and purchase premium stickers to expand your creative ability.
And we’ll constantly be adding new stickers and categories to the app, so stay tuned for updates.
Add #PimpAPic hashtag while sharing your photos to join Pimpin’ club 😉
– Take a photo with Camera OR choose one from your Photos
– Hit the star to add some sticker to your photo
– Place it on your photo the way you like (move, scale, rotate, flip, order)
– Share your Pimped pic with your friends in any convenient way
– Lifestyle
– Food & Drink
– Animals
– Riches
– Party
– Music
– Sports
– Signs
– School
In a reward for being one of the first to get our app, during first two weeks you’re able to get a premium set of Party stickers for ***FREE*** to celebrate premiere of our new app with us!
Dmytro Kovalenko, Anton Kushpil, Viktor Tatsenko, Alexander Rusavskii
We’re pleased that you’re using our app.
Have fun Pimpin’!

Ever Heard of K.U.B.E.?

K.U.B.E. is an iPhone game that just got featured by Apple in the App Store’s “Best New Games” section in 115 countries! It’s a super addicting, retro style game with incredibly simple yet elegant graphics. The sound effects are also quite nice and have a retro sound. Check out the official trailer below:

Here’s the K.U.B.E. iTunes App Store Description:

Check out the K.U.B.E Facebook page:


Come join us in this epic adventure “video game” set in outer space!

Guide the K.U.B.E through the galaxy by making sure it lands safely on the platforms.

Tap to dive towards the platform. And if you make a perfect bounce you’ll jump higher and further!

How far can you go?


Top 3 New iPhone Apps Released Today

Top 3 NEW iPhone Apps Released Today

Today is Thursday, and that means that a bunch of new apps were released onto the App Store early this morning. Here are the top 3 new iPhone apps released today.

  1. Abby Lee Dance Secrets
Abby Lee Dance Secrets

If you’re a fan of Dance Moms, you may want to check this app out. It has somehow rocketed to the top of the Paid Apps page on the App Store, and is currently going for $4.99. It allows you to get information behind the scenes, see videos and photos, and supposedly could allow you to interact with the stars of the show.

  • iTunes App Store Description:

You’ve seen them on TV, now see famed dance instructor Abby Lee Miller, and star students Maddie Ziegler, Mackenzie Ziegler, Kendall Vertes and Kalani Hilliker like you’ve never seen them before. You’ll get dance instruction from Abby herself – just the way she teaches at her studio, and the girls will be demonstrating how to do the dance moves.  

You’ll get exclusive, behind-the-scenes videos of Abby and the girls in their real lives – backstage, at competitions, shopping, traveling, and more.  

You’ll get special access to advice, trade secrets and tips from Abby and the girls about how to win at competitions; Maddie’s best hair and makeup advice; backstage rituals; what to pack in your travel bags; and how to be your best.  

When you download this app, you will receive regular updates and news from Abby, Maddie and the team at the Abby Lee Dance Company. You’ll get a special feature called ALDCNN – (Abby Lee Dance Company: News Now!) with fresh up-to-date insider news delivered to your app every week! You’ll also get new videos and new features ongoing so you’ll want to come back often to see what’s new.  

When you download this app, you could be featured in our exclusive editorial segment called Fan of the Week. If you are, you may hear directly from Maddie, Mackenzie, Kendall or Kalani by phone or text, or they will post personally on any of your social media accounts – only in this app.

Abby Lee Dance Secrets includes a photo gallery with photos from Abby and the girls’ events and travel, and downloads like wallpaper for your phone.

The app includes a library of videos that offer you dance instruction, dance routines, tips and tricks and behind-the-scenes views. Here are some of the videos you’ll find in Abby Lee Dance Secrets – and more will be added frequently!

Dance Instruction Videos such as:
Winning Warmups
Bourree Into Ballet
Jump Into Jazz
Maddie and Kendall’s Dance Routine

Advice and Behind-the-scenes videos, such as:
Maddie’s Winning Makeup
Girls Dish on their Moms: Selfies & Obsessions
Abby Surprises Superfans

Here’s a preview of more fun upcoming videos that will be released in the app soon:
Superstitions and Rituals
Abby’s Life Lessons
Girls Talk: What’s In My Purse?
Abby Gets Pranked
Tumble Into Gym
Arch Into Acrobatics
Move Into Musical Theatre
Much more!

This app includes all of the videos, fan features, downloads and so much more added regularly for one price. It’s like having a private ALDC video channel with content and features that you’ll only get if you have the app!

Download it today You don’t want to miss this exclusive content that you won’t find anywhere else! Abby and the girls hope to see you there!

2. Final Fantasy VII

Final Fantasy VII

Square Enix has been releasing Final Fantasy games on the App Store for years, and now they’ve released FF VII. For a somewhat steeper price of $15.99, you can enjoy this title in all its glory, assuming you have the room on your device (1.63 GB). This app currently has the #2 spot on the Top Paid apps in the App Store.

  • iTunes App Store Description:

– As this application is very large, it will take some time to download.
– This application takes up around 2GB of memory. Over 4GB of free space is required to download it, so make sure that ample spare memory is available before attempting to do so.

Recommended hardware:
iPhone 5s or later, 3rd generation iPad or later, iPad mini 2 or later
(The iPod touch is listed as a compatible device but is not suited to playing this game)

Supported OS:
iOS 8.0 or later
*Please be aware that users may experience problems, such as exceptionally slow running speeds, if running this application on devices other than those outlined in the recommended hardware section. Such devices are not suited to playing this game and there is a chance of unforeseen errors occurring if running it on them.


The smash hit RPG: Final Fantasy VII, which has sold over 11,000,000 units* worldwide, finally arrives on iOS!
*Total includes both packaged sales and downloads.

The first Final Fantasy to feature 3D backgrounds and CG movie scenes, this dramatic tale continues to be loved by numerous fans around the world. Battle stages also appear in full 3D for the first time, bringing an even greater sense of awe and spectacle to combat!

Customize your characters in any way you like using the fantastic “material” system that allows endless combinations of spells and abilities.

This product is a port based on Final Fantasy VII for PC (No changes or additions have been made to the story).


With its unshakeable monopoly over Mako energy production, the evil Shinra Electric Power Company holds tight to the reigns of world power.
One day, a Mako reactor serving the sprawling metropolis of Midgar is attacked and destroyed in a bombing raid by a revolutionary group calling themselves Avalanche.
Cloud Strife, a former member of Shinra’s elite “Soldier” unit takes part in the raid as a mercenary hired by Avalanche and sets events in motion that will draw him and his friends into an epic struggle for the fate of the planet itself…

Special features for the iOS edition

– Play using a simple and comfortable virtual controller designed not to obscure the action, choosing between virtual analogue or fixed 4-way digital control pad options. The opacity of on-screen controls can also be adjusted from the Config Menu.

– Two new features to make play easier and more convenient!
The iOS edition also includes an option to turn enemy encounters off on the world and area maps (will not skip event battles) and a Max Stats command to become all-powerful in the blink of an eye.

Major game controls

Movement: Virtual joypad (Select between analogue and digital modes)
Menu navigation: Fixed digital buttons
Confirm: A button
Cancel: B button
Open menu: Y button

3. Pocket God vs. Desert Ashes

Pocket God vs Desert Ashes

For all of you hard-core fans out there that remember Pocket God being the hit game of the early App Store, Bolt Creative has decided it’s time to release a new Pocket God title. In this game you are basically receiving a turn-based strategy game. The price of this app is currently $4.99, but the app is Universal.

  • iTunes App Store Description:

It’s “Clash of the Titans!” Or, rather, “Clash of the Pygmies and Landians!” In cooperation with Bolt Creative, Nine Tales Digital brings you a new spin on their popular Desert Ashes turn-based strategy game, guest starring a powerful Pygmy army defending their territory. The Desert Ashes Landians have passed through a magical portal to the remote islands of Pocket God. The Landians’ victory over the indigenous Pygmies isn’t as assured as they think. Even with their futuristic weapons, the Landians face a resourceful foe armed with spears… who are in turn allies with head-hurling zombies and sharks shooting laser beams! 

Play as single player with over 10 hours of game play, or as multiplayer with unlimited play! Level up your army and become Lord of the Pygmies!

So those are the Top 3 new iPhone apps that have hit the App Store very recently. Check them out if any of them catch your eye!

That’s all we’ve got for today. Enjoy!

OS X El Capitan

Apple Seeds the Fifth OS X El Capitan Beta to Public Beta Testers

Today, Apple has released the Fifth OS X El Capitan Beta to public beta testers. It has a build number of 15A262c. This comes just two weeks after seeding the fourth public beta. So far with this release, no major outside changes have seemingly been made. It is fairly likely that much of the improvements have been made internally as the official release of OS X El Capitan slowly creeps up on us, Fall 2015. You can install this update via the Mac App Store Update panel, just like the other versions of the betas.