YouTube's new video game channel and Twitch competitor is now live at gaming.youtube.com. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Big news on the jailbreaking front, as Apple has stopped signing iOS 8.4 firmware. This means updating (or downgrading) to iOS 8.4 is no longer possible. Jailbroken users on earlier firmware versions are stuck at the moment, as updating to iOS 8.4.1 results in a stock device with no public option to jailbreak. Those running iOS 8.4 can still jailbreak at any time using TaiG 2.
Here are this week's most noteworthy games, apps and jailbreak tweaks released to the App Store and Cydia through 08/16/15 to 08/22/15. Quell Memento+ is Apple's free app of the week. The puzzle game will be free on the Apple App Store until 08/27/15. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep updated on all the latest iPhone and iPad news.
Paying two hundred bucks for a new iPhone on a two-year contract is quickly becoming a thing of the past. Verizon has jumped on the bandwagon with carriers like T-Mobile, offering new data plans and eliminating subsidies for new customers. The change effectively separates the cost of hardware from data pricing and line connection charges.
The beta release of iOS 9 includes a Wi-Fi Calling feature specifically for AT&T Mobility customers. Until now, only T-Mobile and Sprint subscribers have had access to the service, which was added to iOS 8. According to MacRumors, AT&T has begun rolling out the service to a "limited number" of subscribers with iOS 9 installed on their iPhones.
Update: FF7 is now available on the US App Store for $15.99.
The critically acclaimed Final Fantasy VII is now available on the Apple App Store. The seventh installment in the Final Fantasy series is considered one of the best RPG titles ever released. It has won multiple awards, and it set several sales records when it was originally launched in 1997 for the Sony PlayStation system.