Apple has confirmed that iOS 10.2.1 was the first version of iOS to feature a new power management function. The feature has become controversial, as it temporarily slows CPU processes on older devices with poorly functioning batteries. Apple has implemented the feature to prevent iOS devices from shutting down spontaneously due to low battery voltage.
Unlike Nintendo, Sega has really embraced mobile gaming releasing many titles to the Apple App Store. It also helps that their star character, Sonic, is almost tailor-made for mobile devices. Sonic Runners Adventure isn't the first endless runner to star the famous hedgehog and his pals, but it's one of the few that has received mostly positive reviews from App Store customers.
Star Wars Battlefront II sparked an online outrage over microtransactions and loot crates prompting some governments to investigate EA for “glorified gambling." Loot crates are basically IAPs where players can spend real world money on digital boxes which deliver random benefits. Players can receive everything from dud rewards to helpful upgrades giving them an advantage in the game. Loot crates are basically designed to keep players spending money in hopes of receiving better or more in-game benefits.
Apple plans to unify its app development process to include iOS apps in the Mac App Store as early as next year. According to a Bloomberg report, this change could breathe much-needed life into the App Store on macOS computers. Apparently developers have been reluctant to distribute their software using the platform.
A few days after Apple confirmed that it had acquired the music recognition service, Shazam has added an offline mode to its iOS app. The latest update allows you to "keep Shazaming, even when you’re offline," according to the release notes.