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.

Master the iOS shift key with ShiftCycle

ShiftCycle caps

Selecting text and changing the capitalization of individual letters can be a time consuming process. Even with a tweak such as SwipeSelection installed, there's just no easy way to change everything at once. ShiftCycle seeks to make this process easier, offering shift key shortcuts to quickly modify a block of text.

Apple sends out invites for iPhone media event on September 9

Hey Siri, give us a hint

Apple has confirmed that its next-generation iPhone event will take place on Wednesday, September 9th at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, CA. The official media invite reads, "Hey Siri, give us a hint," and asks members of the press to join Apple at 10 a.m. PDT to watch the keynote live. Apple fans have also been invited to watch the press event live at


YouTube Gaming iOS app now available on App Store

YouTube Gaming

YouTube's new video game channel and Twitch competitor is now live at YouTube Gaming basically curates all the gaming-related videos and live streams posted to YouTube, and it offers video game suggestions based on a user's viewing habits and so on. YouTube has also made it easier for YouTubers to set up a live stream account to encourage more people to broadcast live gameplay and other videos. You can learn more about YouTube Gaming on the YouTube official blog.

Make Apple Watch waterproof with the Catalyst

Catalyst Apple Watch waterproof

When the Apple Watch was first revealed, speculation was rampant as to whether the wearable would be fully waterproof or not. Of course, Apple's official line is that the watch is splash and water resistant but not waterproof. With an official IPX7 rating submersion beyond one meter for 30 minutes is not recommended. The real-life experience of many users has shown that Apple Watch may exceed this rating, however swimming and diving could be risky.

Scott Cawthon talks Five Nights at Freddy's 4 Halloween update

Five Nights at Freddy's 4 Halloween

Developer Scott Cawthon announced today that he is planning to release a free update for Five Nights at Freddy's 4. The post titled "Halloween Content Update" was published on the game's official Steam page. Cawthon said that he is currently working on new content that will include "a cheat menu, a challenge menu, a twist on a familiar minigame" and a possible sneak peek at a new game that is not FNaF5.

iPhone 6 Plus camera blurry? Get a free replacement

iPhone 6 Plus camera problem

Apple has launched an iSight camera replacement program for iPhone 6 Plus users affected by failed components. Units eligible for replacement will produce blurry photos from the main camera, with images consistently appearing out of focus. In addition, Apple has identified a limited serial number range pointing to affected units. The iPhone 6 Plus cameras exhibiting the problem were sold between the initial launch date and January 2015.

AAPL Stock Weekly Outlook: Shares drop nearly 10%, video games for new Apple TV and more

Apple stock drops nearly 10% last week.

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) share price woes continued as the market as a whole took a sharp downturn last week. Stock prices started the week at $117.16 and closed Friday at $105.76 for a whopping 9.7% loss on the week. Friday, which saw the most active trading since January, also saw the biggest slide of the week, opening at $110.43 and losing 4.2% by the closing bell. The volatility is attributed to a plunge in the Chinese market last week. Wall Street analysts are looking at this as a period of correction rather than the start of a bear market, as there are still many buyers out there.


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