New iOS Apps, Games and JB Tweaks of the Week: MLB Manager 2015 and More

Developers have started to update their apps with Apple Watch support one month before its release. Several major apps, such as Target and Evernote, now have new Apple Watch features, and the puzzle title Rules! has officially become the first Apple Watch game to land on the App Store. You can see a complete list of upcoming Apple Watch games here and Watch apps here.

Rules! Apple Watch

WWE Immortals was updated for WrestleMania Week. Both Macho Man Randy Savage and Stone Cold Steve Austin have joined the Immortals roster and players can compete for rare WrestleMania gear until April 2.

One of our favorite games of 2014 has received its first major update. Bio Inc. 2.0 features 6 new stages, a new "Lethal" difficulty, 25 new boosters, iCloud support and more. Both WWE Immortals and Bio Inc. - Biomedical Plague and Infection RTS are available for free on the Apple App Store.

iOS App of the Week: Final Fantasy: Record Keeper

After launching in Japan in 2014 and soft launching in Canada earlier this month, Final Fantasy: Record Keeper is finally available on the US App Store. The game has been released by DeNA, the same company who will be handling Nintendo's upcoming mobile titles.

FINAL FANTASY Record Keeper

Final Fantasy: Record Keeper is a love letter to the franchise that allows fans to build a party of past characters and do battle with enemies from previous Final Fantasy games. Players can also relive popular Final Fantasy moments as a new story created for mobile devices.

MAGZET Brings MagSafe Concept to Audio Jack

The MAGZET seeks to solve a common problem with standard 3.5mm audio jacks. While they do a good job of transmitting audio, one pull in the wrong direction and a mobile device or notebook can end up on the floor. This is a worst-case scenario, however many are familiar with degraded plugs that wear over time, delivering static to headphones. The MAGZET prototype is a convenient way to add MagSafe-like functionality to existing audio jacks.

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The device works by inserting the MAGjack into any device with a 3.5mm audio output. This means several MAGjacks can be placed and left in computers, iPhones, or anywhere indefinitely. The trick is to plug a set of headphones into a MAGkap, which converts the plug into a magnetized connection. To connect the headphones, bring the MAGkap close to the MAGjack and built-in magnets will snap the cable into place automatically.

iPhone Tweak DockWare Updated for iOS 8

DockWare was originally developed for jailbroken devices running iOS 7. The tweak has been updated for iOS 8 compatibility, bringing many new features to the stock iOS 8 dock. Once installed, DockWare 2 can be configured with a long list of options in the Settings. There are three main sections which control home screen behavior, in-app behavior, and the activation method for showing or hiding the dock.

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Folders can be placed in the dock like app icons, and the dock itself can be shown anywhere, including when using an app. Besides an activator gesture to control the dock, the dock can be hidden entirely on the home screen with a toggle. Other options include an auto hide feature with a timer, and eight custom animations for the showing and dismissal of the dock.

Periscope App Broadcasts Live Video From iPhone

Twitter has launched its live-streaming video app Periscope for iOS. The social networking app makes it possible to broadcast live video quickly and simply, right from an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Followers are notified that your broadcast is live, and they can join and comment on the stream in real time. Periscope even has a "hearts" feature that allows viewers to tap the screen to send fluttering hearts as a sign of appreciation.

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Periscope will keep track of hearts received, ranking Periscope users in a "Most Loved" list. Earlier this month, Twitter shut down the competing service Meerkat, which was using Twitter accounts to function. Unlike Meerkat, Periscope allows for video replays to be watched for up to 24 hours after the live broadcast.

Apple Patents Flexible Docking Station

Judging from a recently awarded patent, Apple may have its sights set on a flexible version of the Lightning dock. Titled "Dock connector with compliance mechanism", the patent features a docking station for iOS devices that would allow the unit to pivot when plugged in.

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Think of it as MagSafe for the Lightning dock. Not only would pushing on a connected device simply roll, slide or pivot the mechanism to avoid damage, but the dock could be configured to return the connector to an upright position. Current dock-based Lightning connectors aren't known for their flexibility. Much like the previous 30-pin connector, male Lightning connectors are generally in a fixed position.

Apple Rumored to launch 4-inch iPhone 6c in Second Half of 2015

Apple will release three iPhone 6 models in the second half of 2015, according to the DigiTimes. Unnamed "industry sources" claim that Apple will release a 4-inch iPhone 6c model alongside the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus later this year. All three models will come equipped with LTPS panels manufactured by Japan Display, Sharp and LG Display, NFC and Touch ID. The S-series models will also be powered by new A9 chips, while the smaller iPhone 6c will run on the same A8 chip found in the current iPhone 6 models, according to the report.

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If true, the iPhone 6c will be the second iPhone released under Apple's "c" brand. The first was the iPhone 5c released in 2013. The DigiTimes' report makes no mention if the iPhone 6c will also be plastic like its predecessor, but it did mention that all new iPhone models "will come equipped with Corning Gorilla Glass".

Try On the Apple Watch with Augmented Reality

For iPhone owners who can't wait another three weeks to try on the Apple Watch, there's an app for that. ARWatch comes from Underside, a Belgian company with a portfolio including iOS apps and augmented reality projects. The app is free, easy to install and works like a charm.

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That being said, you won't find ARWatch on the App Store. While there are no indications that ARWatch contains malware, install at your own risk. Everything begins with a magical PDF file that can be downloaded here. Print out this file, then use an app such as QR Reader for iPhone to scan the QR code at the bottom of the page.

BioShock, Civilization Revolution 2 and More on Sale on the App Store

2K Games is currently holding a spring sale for some of its top premium games on the Apple App Store. The normally $10 BioShock is now only $2.99. The first-person shooter was ported to the iPhone and iPad with touch-screen gamepad controls in 2014. The iOS version is the same complete version as the original Xbox 360 release. The game supports the iPhone 5s and later running iOS 7.1 or later, the original and second-generation iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad mini 2 and 3. BioShock also includes third-party controller support.

BioShock

You are a cast-away in Rapture, an underwater Utopia torn apart by civil war. Caught between powerful forces, and hunted down by genetically modified “splicers” and deadly security systems, you have to come to grips with a deadly, mysterious world filled with powerful technology and fascinating characters. No encounter ever plays out the same, and no two gamers will play the game the same way.

How to Save iOS SHSH Blobs with TinyUmbrella

The famous downgrade tool TinyUmbrella was recently updated to a new beta version, despite the fact that downgrading iOS 8.x is not yet possible. Saving firmware SHSH blobs is always a safe bet, as one never knows when they might be needed should a downgrade solution be released.

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For the time being, jailbreakers are warned to avoid updating iOS. Moving to iOS 8.2 will result in the loss of any installed jailbreak. While TinyUmbrella developer semaphore sees downgrade possibilities on the horizon, at the present time backing up SHSH blobs locally is just insurance. Until a downgrade is released, here are instructions on how to save iOS SHSH blobs with TinyUmbrella:

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