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Apple explains 'Augmented Reality for iOS' on new site

iOS AR

What are some cool Augmented Reality (AR) apps for my iPhone or iPad? What is ARKit for iOS? Apple fans asking questions like these now have a new source of information. Apple has posted a website titled "Augmented Reality for iOS" to showcase the technology and its capabilities.

Apple releases HomePod tutorial videos

The official Apple Support YouTube channel has added several tutorial videos about HomePod. Each video is around a minute long, highlighting different features of Apple's smart speaker. New users and HomePod experts alike will find helpful tips along with links to related support documentation.

iOS App of the Week: Gaydorado

Gaydorado

There are plenty of social RPG games aimed at straight men on the App Store, but not many aimed at gay men. Moga Studios aims to change all that by launching Gaydorado -- a social dress-up game with different types of gay characters for players to explore.

Gaydorado is actually several games wrapped up in one little neat rainbow package. It is a dress up game, an RPG with Final Fantasy-like battles, and a dating simulation. In the game, you create your own character who you can use to complete tasks, such as dating, working out, and more. Completing tasks, like participating in fashion shows, allows you to unlock new outfits, accessories and other characters.

Live news section comes to Apple TV app

TV app iOS

Looking for live news on the Apple TV? Apple has added a dedicated news section to its TV app, which appears on tvOS as well as iOS devices. Owners of the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch can easily access a variety of live news sources, streaming video and coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics. The TV app helps to consolidate content from a variety of third-party streaming apps.

iOS App of the Week: Dandara

Dandara

Mobile gaming hasn't quite lived up to its potential mostly due to the race to the bottom mentality of freemium gaming. Instead of offering quality games for a one-time premium download price, many developers have chosen to offer free games packed with in-app purchases and boring timers. Gamers have began pushing back against titles filled with loot crates, and the pay-to-play trend plaguing the video game industry. While microtransactions will never go away, the recent controversy surrounding EA's Star Wars Battlefront II has made the industry reconsider how it launches video games.

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