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Patrick Stewart to star as Leonardo da Vinci in new iOS game

Leonardo’s Cat

Actor Sir Patrick Stewart will lend his voice to the upcoming mobile game, Leonardo’s Cat, from StoryToys. The upcoming educational title is aimed at children and families with art from illustrator Michael Frith (The Muppets, Fraggle Rock). Leonardo’s Cat follows Scungilli, da Vinci’s faithful feline companion, as he goes on a quest to find his owner's missing invention, the Automaton. Scungilli must explore the ancient town of Amboise for the missing robot while solving puzzles and avoiding traps.

Apple TV 4 and Beats Pill+ now available

Beats Pill Plus

As promised, pre-orders for the fourth-generation Apple TV are now being accepted on apple.com. Apple customers can nab a 32GB model for $149 or a 64GB model for $199. The set top box will arrive around October 30 for customers who pre-order today and select the next day shipping option (around $17). There is also a free shipping option which will arrive around November 2.

Apple Weekly News Roundup: Apple TV launch date announced, iOS 9.1 released and more

The fourth generation Apple TV will go on sale on Monday October 26.

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) last week released updates for iOS, OSX and WatchOS. The iOS 9.1 update, which became available on Wednesday, mostly deals with bugs and stability issues, but also includes over 150 new emoji characters with full support for Unicode 7.0 and 8.0 emojis. New emojis include a unicorn, a burrito, a middle finger and what looks to be a guy levitating. OSX 10.11.1 and WatchOS 2.0.1 add the new emojis as well, and also include performance improvements and bug fixes.

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New iOS Apps, Games and JB Tweaks of the Week: Zombies, zombies and more zombies

Baseball Apocalypse

It was a big week for zombies on the App Store with two highly anticipated post-apocalyptic titles releasing on Thursday. Zombie Deathmatch is a zombie fighting game where your goal is to build your own roster of zombie fighters. The game features three classes of zombies (Brutes, Maulers, Stalkers) and various fighters you can recruit and train. You can also unlock and buy new weapons, armour and fight your way through four Fighting Leagues with boss battles. Zombie Deathmatch is available for free on the App Store. It does include IAPS.

Baseball Apocalypse reminds me of the awesome free flash game Zombie Baseball, but instead of playing as a human with a baseball bat, you're a professional baseball robot. The goal of the game is to smash zombies and other post-apocalyptic beasts with your baseball bat and five baseballs. Baseball Apocalypse is available for $1.99 on the App Store.

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