Square has updated its magstripe card reader to support current iOS devices. Apple discontinued the 3.5-mm headphone jack with the release of the iPhone 7, forcing some iPhone owners to use an adapter with their Square Readers. The Square Reader for magstripe now comes with both a headset jack and Lightning option.
Apple continues to excite science fiction fans with much of its original content under development. In addition to Amazing Stories, See, and other projects in the works, Deadline reports that an adaptation of Isaac Asimov's Foundation novels has received a 10-episode straight-to-series order. This means Apple is moving forward with the project after initially making a deal to develop the show in April.
One Hour One Life for Mobile is an iOS version of the desktop survival game created by Jason Rohrer. It features "cute and quirky graphics and sounds," according to the official description, but iPhone and iPad users should not be fooled...One Hour One Life can be brutal. I personally died several times during the tutorial just trying to grasp the controls and crafting.
Puzzle games on the App Store are a dime a dozen, but sometimes one comes along to freshen up the over crowded mobile gaming genre. A Way to Slay is a hack and slash title in the form of a puzzle game. I'm not sure if this is actually new, but it is new to me and made it difficult for me to put the game down to write this review.
According to new reports out of China, Apple plans to launch the AirPower wireless charging mat in September. Sources claim that Apple was aiming to release AirPower in June, but overheating issues pushed back production. The unique charging mat was first teased by Apple in September last year.