iOS 9's Low Power setting will give your iPhone several extra hours of battery life

iOS 9's Low Power Mode will extend battery life.

As it is a perennial concern of consumers, smartphone manufacturers are always looking to improve the battery life of their devices. During the keynote address at this year's Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple announced that, through simple system tweaks, iOS 9 has added an extra hour of battery life to the iPhone. Additionally, a new Low Power setting will supposedly extend battery life by up to three hours.

According to Apple's iOS 9 page:

Star Wars - Heroes Path now available on the App Store

Star Wars - Heroes Path

Disney has released another Star Wars mobile game for iOS devices. Star Wars - Heroes Path is a stealth/puzzle title that is being compared to Hitman Go. The game takes place during A New Hope and allows players to play as Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, and Obi-Wan Kenobi. The basic idea of the game is to sneak your character past Stormtroopers without being seen.

Square Enix announces Kingdom Hearts Unchained Key and more at E3 2015

Lara Croft Go

Square Enix today announced three new mobile titles at its E3 2015 press conference: Kingdom Hearts Unchained Key, Lara Croft Go and Final Fantasy VII. Here's what we know about all three games:

Kingdom Hearts Unchained Key, which was originally announced for Japan, will also be released in the US for both iOS and Android. This is the first Kingdom Hearts game specifically designed for mobile devices, but it's story will link to Kingdom Hearts 3. The game will include numerous Disney characters and feature a 2D art style. Kingdom Hearts Unchained Key will launch in Japan in 2015. No North American release date has been announced.

Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition sold out, Fallout Shelter hits App Store

Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition

After sending the internet into a tizzy with a Fallout 4 countdown video, Bethesda Softworks last night held its own E3 press event where they announced a mobile game called Fallout Shelter, and a Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition. The $120 special edition comes with all the typical limited edition goodies, plus a Pip-Boy replica that is designed to fit on your wrist. The Pip-Boy also includes foam inserts so users can fit their smartphone inside, and use the companion app to manipulate their in-game inventory from their wrist.

AAPL Financial News Weekly Roundup: WWDC reveals changes to Apple Pay, Apple Music introduced and More

Apple Pay has combined with Passbook to form 'Wallet.'

Most of the Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) news from last week revolved around the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, which kicked off with a keynote address on Monday and seemingly did not inspire investors, as share prices slid $1.10 on that day. The stock had a slight mid-week rebound, reaching a high of $130.18 during Thursday's session, but closed Friday at $127.17 for a loss of $1.73 (about 1.3%) on the week.

New iOS Apps, Games and JB Tweaks of the Week: Angry Birds Fight and more

Try Harder

Apple went kit crazy this week at WWDC 2015. The company previewed several new SDKs for app developers, and announced upgrades for Metal and other new tools for game developers. One of the tools called ReplayKit, will allow developers to add the ability for users to record, save and share gameplay video in iOS 9.

E3 kicks off next week on June 16 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Mobile gaming won't have a huge presence at the event, but a few big names like Gameloft will be demoing mobile titles. You can check out the full E3 schedule at

E3 Preview: Siegefall, Ace of Arenas and Dawn of Titans


Instead of doing the App of the Week, today we're going to look at some of the E3 previews filling up our inbox. The Electronic Entertainment Expo kicks off on June 16 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in California. You can view the full E3 event schedule at

Here's a look at some of the mobile games being previewed at the event.

iOS 9 to introduce in-app video recording for capturing gameplay

ReplayKit WWDC 2015

Apple is aiming to make gaming even more fun on the iPhone and iPad by introducing a few new tools for game developers to use in iOS 9.0. GameplayKit gives developers access to common gameplay mechanics so they can concentrate on other features, and Model I/O helps generate 3D model texture data.

iOS 8.4 to fix unicode iMessages bug

Unicode of Death

As promised, Apple has included a fix for the "Unicode of Death" bug in the fourth iOS 8.4 beta. The annoying bug crashes a user's iPhone after someone sends them a specific series of unicode characters through messaging apps such as iMessage and WhatsApp. Apple publicly acknowledged the problem in May, and issued a temporary fix through


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