New iOS Apps, Games and JB Tweaks of the Week: Mortal Kombat X and More

The second wing of Hearthstone's Blackrock Mountain adventure opened this week. The new level called Molten Core, features fiery elemental minions and the bosses Garr, Baron Geddo and Majordomo Executus. Players can unlock the new wing for 700 in-game gold or $6.99 USD. The next level Blackrock Spire should be available soon.

Mortal Kombat X Selfie Fatality

Touch Arcade has learned that Backflip Studios is developing a new game called G.I. Joe Strike for mobile devices. The game will star Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow and it will feature "cinematic action" and "responsive touch controls. The news was announced at G.I. Joe convention in Springfield, Illinois.

Apple Watch Already Out of Stock for at Least a Month

For those of you who haven't been drooling over it, the Apple Watch became available for pre-order today (4/10) at 12:01 AM Pacific time. As many suspected, it wasn't long before shipping times for certain models started being pushed back. If you haven't ordered one at this point (frankly, if you didn't order almost immediately at 12:01), you won't have it until well after launch date, which is just two weeks away on April 24th.

The 38mm Apple Watch with a soft pink band and modern buckle won't ship until July.

The Sports Edition models sold out the quickest and are now all backordered until June. The most expensive Apple Watches, the Edition line, are also now listed with estimated shipping times in June. Many of the standard Apple Watch models are still available to ship in 4 - 6 weeks. In fact, it looks as if the 42mm display models were more popular than the 38mm watches (if you assume

iOS App of the Week: Tygo - Stream NBA Games, Highlights and Recaps

The NBA playoffs are right around the corner and right now the best place to get all your NBA news and highlights is from a new app called Tygo. The app was created by an NBA fan who wanted a place where he and other fans could view all the best NBA highlights and live streams on the internet.

Tygo - Ball is life

The app features three categories; Fresh, Hot and Scores. The Fresh and Hot sections include links to trending video clips, memes and stories in an easy to use news feed. The Fresh section allows users to scroll through newly added content, while the Hot section offers a look at the most up voted videos and news of the day.

Star Wars Digital Movie Collection Hits iTunes

The entire collection of Star Wars films will be available digitally for the first time starting tomorrow. The global release includes never before seen special features including Star Wars: Discoveries from the Inside and Conversations.

Star Wars digital bundle

Apple fans can get the six-chapter bundle directly from iTunes in HD or standard definition. Of course, individual films can also be purchased. The complete list of movies includes Episodes 1-6, spanning from 1977 to the latest release in 2005.

See the Apple Watch Unboxed

Now that review units have been sent to the media, the first Apple Watch unboxing videos have surfaced. Just as with any new Apple product, it’s time for photos and analysis of the packaging surrounding the latest device. Apple Watch is the first iOS-based device to focus on fashion, and it ships ready to wear and use.


The outer box resembles Apple TV or Mac Mini packaging, which lifts off vertically. Inside, the Apple Watch is encased in a rounded case with slots to suspend the body of the device. The band has a retainer which keeps its shape, with the remaining contents of the box packaged in the bottom of the assembly.

Five Fitness Apps Ready for Apple Watch Launch

The Apple Watch will include its own suite of fitness apps and features when it begins shipping on April 24. The Watch has its own own accelerometer, heart-rate monitor and built-in activity apps to "help anyone who wears it live a healthier life." The Activity and Workout apps can track your daily movement, exercise regimes and the "Stand" feature will remind you to stop sitting every few hours. Apple Watch users will also be able to install third-party apps to monitor their various fitness activities. Apple has already listed Nike+ Running as one of the first fitness apps that will be available for the Watch on April 24, but if that is not enough, here are five more apps that will be Apple Watch-ready at launch.

Apple Watch Fitness Apps

iOS 8.3 Now Available [Changelog]

Apple today released iOS 8.3 to the public. The update brings a few new features such as Wireless CarPlay, a new emoji picker with over 300 new characters, new language and country support for Siri, new dictation languages and more. iOS 8.3 also includes a number of bug fixes and other improvements.

iOS 8.3 Emoji

iOS 8.3 doesn't have any significant Apple Watch updates or any major new features besides Wireless CarPlay. As always, users with jailbroken devices should avoid upgrading if they want to keep all their tweaks and Cydia apps installed.

Ring Producer Signs up for Five Nights at Freddy's Movie

Warner Bros. is developing a movie based on the hit video game Five Nights at Freddy's, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Roy Lee of Vertigo Entertainment will produce along with Pride and Prejudice and Zombies author Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg of KatzSmith Productions. Lee is known for adapting the The Ring for U.S. audiences and he is also behind the upcoming Poltergeist remake hitting theaters on May 22.

Five Nights at Freddy's Movie

Five Nights at Freddy's is a popular video game featuring creepy animatronic creatures inspired by Chuck-E-Cheese. The game was created by Scott Cawthon and has launched two sequels. All three games have been huge hits on Steam and the Apple App Store.

Mortal Kombat X Launches One Week Early for iOS Devices

Mortal Kombat X has popped up on the App Store one week before its official release. The mobile version is not a port of the console and PC game. Instead it is more like Injustice: Gods Among Us where players can unlock and collect classic Mortal Kombat fighters such as Scorpion, Johnny Cage, Sub-Zero, Sonya and more.

Mortal Kombat X

Mortal Kombat X for iOS allows you to build your own roster of fighters for 3v3 combat. Players can challenge other players in online battles called Faction Wars and work their way up the leaderboards while unlocking new special attacks and artifacts. The game also features Mortal Kombat's trademark Fatalities and X-Rays, the ability to form alliances with other players who can help you in combat and weekly prizes.

Take an Apple Watch Guided Tour, Pre-Orders Start Friday

Apple has started posting detailed Guided Tour videos ahead of the Apple Watch launch on April 24. The videos, on a special Welcome to Apple Watch page are focused on showing owners and potential buyers how to make the most of Apple Watch. In addition to a general welcome video showcasing Apple's "most personal device yet", there are several focused tours on the way.

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At the time of this writing, Messages, Faces and Digital Touch are live. Others labeled Coming Soon include Phone Calls, Siri, Maps, Music, Apple Pay, Activity, and Workout. The tours are around two minutes or less, showing how Apple Watch operates along with key functions of the device. At the bottom of the Guided tour page is a collection of all previously released Apple Watch films from the keynote announcement and beyond.


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