Apple to Launch Web TV Service in Fall

Just a week after announcing its partnership with HBO for launching HBO Now, a streaming service that will give customers access to HBO's full content without a cable or satellite subscription, it appears that Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) is planning to expand its TV content further. According to The Wall Street Journal, Apple wants to bundle programming, but intends to trim the fat - the hundreds of superfluous, low quality channels that cord-cutters despise.

Apple may have a web tv service by the fall.

Apple is reportedly in talks with ABC, CBS and Fox to bring a package of about 25 channels to customers. However, the company is not in talks with NBCUniversal, due to a falling out with parent company Comcast while in similar talks last year. It is rumored that Apple felt Comcast was negotiating just to buy time in order to launch its own web-based set top box. Agreements with

Nintendo Teams Up with DeNA to Release Mobile Games

After dipping its toes in the mobile game waters by releasing Pokémon TCG Online to the iPad, Nintendo has decided to team up with the Japanese game developer DeNA to release more games to "smart devices." Nintendo will create new titles instead of porting existing content over to smarthphones and tablets.

Nintendo Mobile

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata said that talks about bringing its characters to mobile devices began 2010, but things were not finalized until last year. This is a stark contrast to an interview he did in 2011 with the Japanese news site Nikkei, when he stated that NIntendo would never consider making games for mobile devices. Iwata believed that mobile games would only bring temporary gain and not help sustain NIntendo's core business model of selling home game consoles, but he has since changed his tune. Iwata now thinks mobile titles will work as a "bridge” to help people buy more physical Nintendo products.

New iOS Apps, Games and JB Tweaks of the Week: Five Nights at Freddy's 3 and More

It was a big week for sequels with three popular titles launching on Thursday. 2K Games and Firaxis released the followup to Civilization: Beyond Earth called Sid Meier's Starships. The strategy game allows players to build and command a fleet of starships in the Beyond Earth universe. Sid Meier's Starships is available now on the App Store for the iPad, and for the Mac and PC via Steam. There is no iPod or iPhone version of the game.

New iOS Apps March 2015

As expected, Dungeon Hunter 5 was also launched as a free-to-play title on the App Store and the Five Nights at Freddy's 3 is also now available for $2.99.

Ironhide Game Studio announced on Thursday that Kingdom Rush Frontiers will be updated with a new endless challenge mode called "Temple of Ethereal Evil" on March 18. The update will also add a new hero to the game.

Apple Releases iOS 8.3 to Public Beta Software Program

Members of the general public who enjoy having the latest and greatest beta software installed on their iOS devices are in luck. As previously announced, Apple has made iOS 8.3 beta 3 available through their Beta Software Program website. The same software seeded to developers earlier today is in a phased rollout to be tested by those without iOS developer accounts.

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This marks the first time Apple has seeded a beta version of iOS to the general public, following a similar program that allows Mac owners to test the latest OS X. For those who haven't already joined the Beta Software Program, signing up requires entering a valid Apple ID. Once signed into the Apple Beta Software Program website, the beta firmware can be installed by following the on screen instructions.

New Endless Challenge Coming to Kingdom Rush Frontiers in March

Kingdom Rush Frontiers is getting a new endless challenge mode three weeks after Hulking Rage was released for Origins. Ironhide Game Studio made the announcement via Facebook on Thursday. The new campaign titled "Temple of Ethereal Evil" will feature "endless alien spawns and their brainwashed tribal allies." The update will also include a new hero for players to use. It is unknown if the hero will be free or available as in-app purchase.

Temple of Ethereal Evil

This is the second endless challenge Ironhide has released for Frontiers and its first update of 2015. Both Kingdom Rush and Origins were updated with new levels and heroes in February.


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