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Call of Duty: Heroes Beta Launching Exclusively for iOS Devices

Activision today announced that Call of Duty: Heroes is being released exclusively to iOS devices on Thursday. The beta will soft launch in Australia and New Zealand so users can "provide feedback to improve the final game experience," according to the One of Swords blog. The game will be a free-to-play title where players can build their own impenetrable base from the ground up.

Call of Duty: Heroes

Call of Duty: Heroes will feature characters from the COD universe, like Captain Price, Soap, Harper, and more. Players will be able to buy infantry and drones to defend and attack other bases making the game a lot like Clash of Clans, but with CLAWs, and Dragonfires instead of barbarians and archers. The game will also feature multiplayer elements allowing players to team up, Killstreaks, care packages and other goodies to help you blow stuff up.

T-Mobile to Crack Down on Peer-to-Peer File Sharing

T-Mobile plans to start addressing users who are abusing their unlimited 4G/LTE data plans, according to an alleged internal memo published by TMO News. The memo sent to T-Mobile staff reads:

"T-mobile has identified customers who are heavy data users and are engaged in peer-to-peer file sharing, and tethering outside of T-Mobile’s Terms and Conditions (T&C). This results in a negative data network experience for T-Mobile customers. Beginning August 17, T-Mobile will begin to address customers who are conducting activities outside of T-Mobile’s T&Cs.”

T-Mobile

The memo also contains a 4-step plan to handle customers who are violating T-Mobile's terms and conditions.

T-Mobile will first contact the alleged abuser to notify them that they are violating their terms and conditions. The customer's account will be tagged with a "Misuse Warning SOC" until their next billing cycle. If the abuse continues, T-Mobile will then throttle the customer's data speeds. The account will also be marked by a "Misuse Throttle SOC" so customer care and other staff will know why that customer is experiencing slower speeds.

WWE SuperCard Coming to iOS Devices Tonight

2K Games' WWE SuperCard is set to hit the App Store tonight. The app is a collectible card game that allows players to do battle with the best Superstars, Divas, Legends and Managers from the WWE. Players can customize and train their own WWE dream team with over 400 collectible cards.

WWE SuperCard

The game features a Player vs. Player mode that allows you to use a five-man team to compete against other players online. Players can unlock new cards by winning one-on-one matches or by competing in the King Of The Ring tournament. The 16 person multi-day tournament rewards cards based on a player's final ranking.

iPhone 6 Camera Design: What's in Store?

Apple consistently improves the camera in each iteration of the iPhone, and the iPhone 6 will be no different. The company's secret plans have already leaked, pointing towards several design changes and tweaks that will make the iPhone 6 an even more capable image capture device. The iPhone 5s camera was already proof that Apple is more interested in quality over quantity when it comes to the megapixel race.

iPod touch camera lens

The iPhone 6 will certainly build on improvements seen in the 5s. The iPhone 5s improved low light sensitivity by increasing the aperture to f/2.2 and bumping up the image sensor pixel size to 1.5 microns. The most obvious redesign feature involves a protruding lens ring on the iPhone 6. The new device will allegedly be so thin that in order to incorporate an improved camera assembly, an iPod touch style camera lens will be required.

iPhone 6 Rumor Roundup Part 2: Everything We Think We Know So Far

There hasn't really been any new information announced since our original iPhone 6 rumor roundup was published in June, but there have been a lot of leaked images of purported iPhone 6 parts. The Taiwanese blog Apple.club today posted pictures (shown below) showing off a fully assembled display of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 model. The same blog also posted images of the Apple logo for the back panel, which dispelled rumors that the logo would act as an notification light. Here's what else we think we know about the iPhone 6. Remember, none of this has been officially confirmed and should be taken with a grain of salt.

iPhone 6 Display

iPhone 6 Release Date

There were several rumors that production of the next-generation iPhone was delayed, but the rumor mill now claims the iPhone 6 will officially be announced on Tuesday, September 9th.

Apple Patent Features Wireless Charging, No Pad Required

Wireless charging solutions can be handy, just drop a compatible device onto a charging pad and it will grab some juice. While these solutions eliminate the need for charger plugs and wires in everyday usage, a new patent awarded to Apple takes the concept one step further. Imagine a future MacBook that automatically powers a wireless Magic Mouse, or charges an iPhone anytime the device is placed nearby.

Apple Patent NFMR charging

The technology is called wireless Near Field Magnetic Resonance (NFMR) power transmission. The patent awarded to Apple explains that normal batteries could be replaced by wireless power units, which would receive energy from a nearby transmission device. Transmission from a laptop or tablet would create a zone around the computer that could be used to power any peripherals equipped with these units.

New iOS Apps, Games and JB Tweaks of the Week: 2014 Fantasy Football Edition and More

The 2014-15 NFL football season has officially kicked off and that means it is time to prepare for your fantasy football draft. Here's a quick look at all the fantasy football related apps, cheats sheets and draft kits recently updated for 2014.

iOS Fantasy Football Apps 2014

NFL Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet & Draft Kit 2014 ($4.99) ***App of the Week*** This is a one stop shop for everything you'll need for your fantasy football draft. It includes updated player rankings and the ability to keep track of multiple leagues.

ESPN Fantasy Football (Free) ESPN's official FF app is a great way to stay updated on trades, injuries, and scoring updates throughout the season. It also offers draft kits for auction and snake leagues, plus access to ESPN's Mock and Live Draft Lobbies.

iOS App of the Week: NFL Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet and Draft Kit

Mobile devices have changed our lives in many ways but their most important contribution to humanity is eliminating the need for paper cheat sheets at Fantasy Football drafts. Fantasy Football apps have made drafts so much simpler now that you can just download them to your iPhone or iPad. The only question that remains is which Fantasy Football app is the most useful. I really haven't come across a Fantasy Football app that was useless, but the one I keep finding myself downloading every year is the NFL Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet and Draft Kit.

Fantasy Football Apps 2014

The official NFL FF app allows you to customize and keep track of multiple leagues. For example, you can set the type of draft for each of your leagues (auction or serpentine) the amount of rounds, teams and players per team. The app also allows you to fill in your competitors' teams and rosters and keep track of what each owner spent per player in an auction draft.

More Rumored iPhone 6 Specs Announced: NFC, A8 Chip and No Sapphire Display

Venture Beat has announced another "exclusive" iPhone 6 rumor only a few weeks after its last exclusive report was quickly shot down by the Swiss watchmaker Swatch Group. This time the site's anonymous source has tipped them off about some iPhone 6 specs that were leaked months ago. According to Venture Beat, the iPhone 6 will support faster Wi-Fi (802.11ac), Category 6 LTE and NFC technology.

iPhone 6 Rumors

Venture Beat's source also squashed previous rumors that the new iPhone 6 models will be equipped with sapphire glass displays. The source said the next-generation iPhone's screen will be made of an "extremely hard material that’s slightly harder than Gorilla Glass but not as hard as sapphire."

Dragon Quest IV Now Available for the iPhone and iPad

As promised, Square Enix has released Dragon Quest IV (or "DARGON QUEST IV" according to the App Store) to the App Store. The game was originally launched on mobile devices in Japan before making its way to the U.S. on Wednesday. The iOS port is based on the 2007 Nintendo DS version, which was originally a remake of the PlayStation release. The 3D backgrounds of the game have been enhanced to take advantage of the higher resolution screens on Apple devices, and the party chat option has also been restored for the iOS version, according to Touch Arcade.

Dragon Quest IV

The game is broken down into five chapters with one bonus dungeon after the ending. Each chapter focuses on a different permanent character in the player's party. Chapter one, for example, follows a knight named Ragnar McRyan and chapter two stars Tsarevna Alena the "tomboy princess". Players are also joined by various non-playable characters who help them throughout their adventure.

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