Apple releases new Twitter account for App Store Games

AppStoreGames

Apple has been doing a lot with the App Store to promote gaming on iOS devices. In February it released a section dedicated to premium games with no in-app purchases, and it has changed the "Free" button to a "Get" button for games with IAPs. Apple also added several App Store enhancments with the release of iOS 8, including bundles and a new Explore tab for searching subcategories.

iPhone 6s camera upgrades come into focus

iPhone 6 time lapse

One of the main highlights of next week's Apple keynote presentation will be the iPhone 6s reveal. The updated device is widely expected to pack major camera enhancements, on both the main iSight shooter and the front-facing FaceTime camera. Some reports have even pegged the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus as having the largest camera upgrades to date. Here's a rundown of the major changes that are likely coming to next generation iPhone cameras:

Enhance live typing and read receipts in messaging apps

Typecast

The jailbreak tweak Typecast brings a new level of utility to iOS messaging apps. Once installed, Typecast will display icons in multiple places to track when a message is actively being typed. The same treatment is given to read receipts, making the status easier to read and much more prominent. The best part is that Typecast works with three apps: the stock Messages app, Kik and WhatsApp.

Apple sticking with 16GB iPhone 6s, will announce new Apple Watch bands and more

Watch Sport

According to rumors Tim Cook and team has a lot planned for Apple fans during its upcoming September 9th media event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, CA. Not only is Apple going to unveil its new iPhone 6s, but the company is expected to announce its redesigned Apple TV and new Apple Watch Sport band colors, according to 9to5Mac.

Quickly navigate the music library with MusicScroller

MusicScroller

One of the more useful parts of the Contacts app allows iPhone owners to quickly jump through the alphabet when scrolling. Instead of swiping in the middle of the screen, using the letters on the right side accelerates the process, immediately jumping to the entries under each letter. Now the jailbreak tweak MusicScroller brings this functionality to the stock Music app and more.

Sketch Breaker makes Breakout fun again

Sketch Breaker

Sketch Breaker is a colorful, updated mobile version of Atari's classic arcade title Breakout. The object of the game is to remove color imps from your paintings by using a magic ball and paint paddle. What separates Sketch Breaker from other brick breaking games is the ability to draw your paddle anywhere on the screen.

Apple Weekly News Roundup: iPhone 6s media event confirmed, new Apple TV rumors and more

Apple's iPhone media event will be held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Sept. 9th.

The big news last week was Apple's official announcement of the next generation iPhone event. In a media invite that read "Hey Siri, give us a hint," Apple confirmed that there will be an event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco on Wednesday, September 9th at 10 AM PDT. As expected, much of the news that followed came in the form of rumors about the new iPhone and Apple TV, which is also expected to be unveiled at the event.

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New iOS Apps, Games and JB Tweaks of the Week: Minecraft: Story Mode and more

Minecraft: Story Mode

Apple has confirmed that its next big media event will be held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, CA. The company is expected to announced the next-generation iPhone and possibly unveil a refreshed Apple TV. The media player is rumored to be getting an updated design, A8 chip and new, bigger remote with Wii-like motion controls and a Siri microphone, according to Tech Crunch. If true, this will be a potential game changer for mobile gaming.

iOS App of the Week: VHS Camcorder

VHS Camcorder

If you're the type of person who buys the newest smartphone with the latest camera technology only to use filters to make your photos and videos look old, then VHS Camcorder from Rarevision is the app for you. VHS Camcorder transports you back to 1985 to when camcorders ruled kindergarten assemblies and annoying family functions. The video app offers a variety of features which allow you to shoot "aged videotape recordings" from your iOS device.

Darken the iOS Control Center with DarkCC

DarkCC dark control center

Some of the best jailbreak tweaks are the most straightforward, and DarkCC fits the bill. The package has one function, which is to mellow the brightness of the Control Center. For those looking to darken this part of iOS, DarkCC imparts a new look to the Control Center without using WinterBoard or any other complications.

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