Apple is set to deliver redesigned AirPods with hardware upgrades for the first time since the wireless ear buds launched in 2016. Reports have been surfacing from the supply chain and elsewhere, pointing to what's ahead for AirPods 2, and when they might arrive for purchase. Here's a roundup of what's expected from the next generation AirPods.
This week we're checking out some of the best Apple App Store pre-orders and titles that could be potential future Apps of the Week. Apple introduced the ability to pre-order games in early 2018 to allow developers to create buzz for upcoming titles. Pre-orders also allow developers to offer discounts to those who purchase a game before its release. All pre-ordered games automatically download to a user's device within 24-hours of its official release date, and users get the lowest listed price up until at title's launch.
Shieldwall Chronicles: Swords of the North, or just Shieldwall Chronicles on the App Store, is now avilable for pre-order. The tactical RPG allows you to lead a band of warriors and wizards into the cold northlands of Tarren where you will encounter the undead, demons, lizardmen and other enemies.
iPhone owners with the latest iOS 12.2 beta have started noticing that in certain areas, the AT&T "LTE" logo has been replaced with "5G E". While this was previously launched by AT&T on non-Apple devices, it wasn't clear whether Apple devices would follow suit. The move has not been without its detractors, who claim that AT&T's 5G Evolution amounts to nothing but a marketing gimmick.
When I first downloaded TV Time (thanks to Entertainment Weekly) I found it useful but also a bit boring. There didn't seem much to do with the app after the initial setup, but I was wrong. You can actually lose yourself in the app while rating your favorite TV shows and characters, and by reading through the user comments on different episodes. The main purpose of TV Time is to keep track of all the television series that you watch. This is important in a world with multiple streaming services and linear television.