Give It Up! 2 – Invictus

The sequel of the popular rhythm-based platform game has arrived!

*** More than 10 million downloads from Give It Up! worldwide. ***

Give It Up! 2 combines the best features of platform and rhythm games, bringing the best Give It Up! ever. Play with Blob or one of his friends in a unique and surreal grayscale world full of deadly spikes and platforms.

One-tap gameplay, numerous challenges
• Difficulty varies: practice a lot and level up!
• 27 exciting stages: proceed in an order of your choice.
• Tap to the rhythm of the music and jump across the platforms!
• Watch out for spikes, steps and other obstacles!
• Discover hidden stages!
• Jump like a pro: accomplish 3 starts on every stage!

Interactive music
• New original soundtrack.
• Multi-layered music changes dynamically during the game.

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Give It Up! 2

Invictus

Genre: Games

Release Date: October 28, 2015


The sequel of the popular rhythm-based platform game has arrived!

*** More than 10 million downloads from Give It Up! worldwide. ***

Give It Up! 2 combines the best features of platform and rhythm games, bringing the best Give It Up! ever. Play with Blob or one of his friends in a unique and surreal grayscale world full of deadly spikes and platforms.

One-tap gameplay, numerous challenges
• Difficulty varies: practice a lot and level up!
• 27 exciting stages: proceed in an order of your choice.
• Tap to the rhythm of the music and jump across the platforms!
• Watch out for spikes, steps and other obstacles!
• Discover hidden stages!
• Jump like a pro: accomplish 3 starts on every stage!

Interactive music
• New original soundtrack.
• Multi-layered music changes dynamically during the game.

© © (c) Invictus-Games Ltd. 2015. All rights reserved.

Hand of God™ – Playgendary

Wield the power of God in your fingertips! Create and collect UNIQUE cute creatures and use your godly powers to save them! Tap furiously the screen to pummel army down! Unfold and upgrade truly epic weapons to increase your forces!

This game more than delivers: the wonder of a huge world in great endless game, so what are you waiting for?

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Hand of God™

Playgendary

Genre: Games

Release Date: June 7, 2016


Wield the power of God in your fingertips! Create and collect UNIQUE cute creatures and use your godly powers to save them! Tap furiously the screen to pummel army down! Unfold and upgrade truly epic weapons to increase your forces!

This game more than delivers: the wonder of a huge world in great endless game, so what are you waiting for?

© © Playgendary

Latest Alleged Leaked Image of iPhone 7 Depicts Larger Rear Camera

Two images have emerged online this morning allegedly showing the rear cases of an iPhone 7 and 7 Plus leaked from the Chinese supply chain.

The first image posted by French site nowhereelse.fr claims to show the back of the upcoming 4.7-inch iPhone…

Two images have emerged online this morning allegedly showing the rear cases of an iPhone 7 and 7 Plus leaked from the Chinese supply chain.

The first image posted by French site nowhereelse.fr claims to show the back of the upcoming 4.7-inch iPhone 7 with the expected antenna bands restricted to the edges of the casing, rather than running along the rear.

Alongside the usual microphone and LED flash, it also appears to show a larger protruding camera cut-out, which is consistent with rumors that the device will feature a larger back camera with likely improved CMOS sensor.

iPhone 7 leak

Interestingly, Engadget‘s take on the same alleged leak cites a couple of claims from its source at Chinese repair shop Rock Fix that we’ve heard before. One is that the headphone jack is “here to stay” on the 4.7-inch handset, the other is that the iPhone 7 will come in two flavors: a base model to replace the iPhone 6, alongside the expected flagship model.

The first claim comes despite widespread and apparently confirmed rumors indicating that Apple will switch exclusively to Lightning and Bluetooth audio output for wired and wireless headphones.

The second claim appears to be associated with an earlier leaked image from Rock Fix depicting a trio of iPhone 7 and 7 Plus display components that could just as easily be from early prototype stages. Both claims seem unlikely at this late stage in the rumor cycle.

iphone 7 plus leak dual lens

Meanwhile, the alleged shot of an iPhone 7 Plus case depicts the now-familiar pill-shaped camera enclosure, corroborating widely circulated rumors that Apple plans for a superior dual-lens camera to be exclusive to the larger 5.5-inch handset.

In the close-up shown here, the top of the plastic shell enclosing the case also appears to have an unusual opening in the centre. Nowhereelse.fr suggests this could indicate the presence of a sensor or port of some kind, although such an inclusion would be unusual at this location.

Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 7 series in September. The smartphones are also expected to retain iPhone 6s-like designs with faster Apple A10 processors, dustproofing and waterproofing, and faster LTE and Wi-Fi.

Related Roundup: iPhone 7
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tvOS 10 Overview: Single Sign-On, Dark Mode, New Siri Abilities and More

tvOS, the operating system that runs on the fourth-generation Apple TV, is also set to receive some updates this fall alongside iOS, macOS, and watchOS.

tvOS isn’t getting as many changes as these other operating systems, but as can be seen in the v…

tvOS, the operating system that runs on the fourth-generation Apple TV, is also set to receive some updates this fall alongside iOS, macOS, and watchOS.

tvOS isn’t getting as many changes as these other operating systems, but as can be seen in the video below, there are some important new features being added that make it easier to find content and easier to watch live television.

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New in tvOS 10 is Siri‘s ability to search for movies by topic, bringing up content around a theme. Queries like “Show me high school comedies from the 80s” or “Find me movies about dinosaurs” now work. Siri’s also gaining the ability to open live channels directly through a Live Tune-In feature that works when you say something like “Watch CBS News” or “Watch ESPN,” and Siri can also manage HomeKit accessories.

At WWDC, Apple mentioned that YouTube search is on the way, allowing users to ask Siri to find cute kitten videos or videos of hamsters eating tiny burritos, but that’s actually a feature that’s going to be available ahead of the fall release of tvOS.

A new Single Sign-On option for pay TV apps is available in tvOS 10, allowing users to sign in once with their cable credentials to access live cable content available through their cable subscription. Apple plans to introduce a new Remote app for iOS devices that mirrors the layout of the Siri remote, and developers are getting a lot of new APIs to build into their apps.

For the first time, games will be able to require a controller, so more complicated controls will be possible, and there are also APIs for recording and live broadcasting, using HomeKit, and accessing iCloud Photo Library photos.

Other new features in tvOS include a dark mode, a Continuity option for easier text input on the iPhone, automatic app downloads, a “Memories” feature in Photos, and a redesigned Apple Music app.

Not all tvOS features are working in the developer beta now, including Single Sign-On, but Apple will likely add functionality as the beta testing process progresses.

For full details on the new features coming in tvOS 10, make sure to check out our tvOS 10 roundup. Don’t miss out on our previous videos, which have covered iOS 10, watchOS 3, and macOS Sierra:

WWDC 2016 Overview in Seven Minutes

iOS 10’s Overhauled Lockscreen

The New iOS 10 Photos App

The New iOS 10 Messages App

macOS Sierra – Siri

iOS 10 Hidden Features

watchOS 3 Overview

iOS 10’s Redesigned Apple Music Experience

3D Touch in iOS 10

The New Home App for Controlling HomeKit Devices

We’ve also got roundups for all of the upcoming operating systems, including watchOS 3, macOS Sierra, and iOS 10.

Related Roundups: Apple TV, tvOS 10
Buyer’s Guide: Apple TV (Neutral)

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Chick-fil-A – Chick-fil-A, Inc.

Skip the Line. Easier Ordering. Surprising treats. A restaurant experience personalized to you.

FEATURES
1. Bypass the Line -Mobile order through your phone and head straight to the counter.

2. Customized Menu – We’ll remember what you like and – even better – how you like it.

3. Treats – Get free food treats when you use the app to mobile order and pay.

Note on Location Services: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. We ask permission to use GPS only to support local offers and promotions, restaurant location finder, and mobile ordering check-in.

T & C’s http://www.chick-fil-a.com/Legal

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Chick-fil-A

Chick-fil-A, Inc.

Genre: Food & Drink

Release Date: December 16, 2011


Skip the Line. Easier Ordering. Surprising treats. A restaurant experience personalized to you.

FEATURES
1. Bypass the Line -Mobile order through your phone and head straight to the counter.

2. Customized Menu – We’ll remember what you like and – even better – how you like it.

3. Treats – Get free food treats when you use the app to mobile order and pay.

Note on Location Services: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. We ask permission to use GPS only to support local offers and promotions, restaurant location finder, and mobile ordering check-in.

T & C’s http://www.chick-fil-a.com/Legal

© © 2016 CFA Properties, Inc.

Free Music – Unlimited Music Streamer & Cloud Songs Play.er – Ruibin Chen

Search & listen to your favorite music for FREE!

Key Features:
• Discover new trending music with different categories
• Stream any song and organize your music
• Create and manage your streaming playlists
• Sort by name, type, size, date
• Full featured media player
• Repeat and shuffle songs
• Background playback
• Lock screen playback controls
• Share music with friends
• Add your local library music into your own playlist

Please note: All the content of this app are provided by SoundCloud®. This app is not able to download music for offline playback. In order to listen to music you must connect to the internet.

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Free Music – Unlimited Music Streamer & Cloud Songs Play.er

Ruibin Chen

Genre: Music

Release Date: May 11, 2016


Search & listen to your favorite music for FREE!

Key Features:
• Discover new trending music with different categories
• Stream any song and organize your music
• Create and manage your streaming playlists
• Sort by name, type, size, date
• Full featured media player
• Repeat and shuffle songs
• Background playback
• Lock screen playback controls
• Share music with friends
• Add your local library music into your own playlist

Please note: All the content of this app are provided by SoundCloud®. This app is not able to download music for offline playback. In order to listen to music you must connect to the internet.

© © 2016 Musify

Some Users Experiencing Issues With App Store and iTunes Store

Some iOS and Mac users are currently unable to access the App Store, Mac App Store, and iTunes Store, according to reports from MacRumors readers and Twitter users.

When attempting to load the App Store on some devices, the Featured and Top Charts s…

macappstoreSome iOS and Mac users are currently unable to access the App Store, Mac App Store, and iTunes Store, according to reports from MacRumors readers and Twitter users.

When attempting to load the App Store on some devices, the Featured and Top Charts section are blank, and some users are reporting receiving “Cannot Connect to iTunes” messages when attempting to use the iTunes Store. App Store updates appear to be functional for some users despite the connectivity issues.

Apple’s system status page has not yet been updated to reflect any kind of outage and it is not clear how many users are affected.

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Review: Ten One Design’s Clever ‘Blockhead’ Allows MacBook and iPad Chargers to Fit Behind Furniture

Created by Ten One Design, the Blockhead is a simple plug designed to rotate the orientation of the MacBook or iPad Power Adapter so it rests flush against a wall or power strip when it’s plugged in.

There are, occasionally, some products that are so simple and intuitive that you look at them and wonder why they didn’t already exist — the Blockhead is one of those products. Made from blue plastic, the Blockhead replaces the snap-in plug portion of the official chargers for Apple’s lineup of MacBooks and iPads.


There’s not a lot to say about the design of the Blockhead. It’s similar to the official AC wall adapter that can be snapped out of a MacBook or iPad Power Adapter, but its plugs are oriented in a different direction. Made of an attractive blue ABS plastic instead of white plastic, the Blockhead is otherwise functionally identical to Apple’s own power adapter bits.



The Blockhead, which is UL-approved, fits flush into the Power Adapter, but the fit isn’t quite as exact as the original adapter it replaces. The Blockhead sticks out slightly on the backside, but this is only noticeable when holding it and it doesn’t affect the functionality of the accessory. It works in the United States and Canada and fits in any socket able to accommodate a NEMA 1-15 plug with two parallel blades.


When plugged into an outlet, a Power Adapter with the Blockhead measures in at 1.2 inches thick, compared to the 3.8 inches a Power Adapter takes up with the standard Apple hardware installed. Two Blockheads can also be used side-by-side in a single two-socket outlet, with one positioned upside down and one positioned right side up.


The Blockhead fits into outlets in a more logical way, and something I noticed was a tighter fit in outlets that have become looser over time. Even in an outlet where orientation wasn’t an issue, I was less likely to accidentally pull the Power Adapter out of the wall with the Blockhead attached, and I was also less likely to accidentally bump into it.


According to Ten One, the design of the Blockhead can protect against cord stress because it puts less tension on the plug, which makes sense because it changes the positioning of the cord to be closer to the ground. I’ve never damaged my cord near the Power Adapter because of stress, but I imagine this has the potential to be useful to some people who have run into trouble.


One clear negative to the Blockhead is non-retractable plugs. With the standard Apple adapter, the plugs can be folded inwards to make it more convenient for travel, but the Blockhead doesn’t work that way. It’s a small inconvenience, but an inconvenience nonetheless.


The Blockhead works with all MacBook chargers designed for the Retina MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro, along with 10 and 12-watt chargers designed for the iPad. It fit well in each of the 13 and 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro and iPad Pro/iPad Air chargers I tested it with.

During the month and a half that I tested the Blockhead, I had no problems with heat, durability, or design, and ran into no issues that would prevent me from recommending it to anyone who wants to orient their MacBook or iPad charger in another direction when charging.

Bottom Line

If you have an outlet located behind furniture or in an area where a MacBook charger that sticks out of the wall is inconvenient, the Blockhead is well worth the purchase price. It’s $19.99, which sounds expensive for a piece of plastic, but it definitely improves the functionality of Apple’s Power Adapters for those who need it.

After using the Blockhead, I find myself wondering why Apple designs the Power Adapters to stick out from the wall. I prefer the look of a Power Adapter that sits flush with the wall, even in situations where my outlet isn’t blocked by furniture. It’s a cleaner design that makes more sense than a sideways-facing Power Adapter. Of course, it’s not symmetrical with the power outlet, which is one reason why the Apple design is superior, and it may not fit as well into a power strip.


The flat positioning of a Power Adapter equipped with the Blockhead has prevented me from accidentally pulling the adapter out of the wall by tugging on it or knocking it out accidentally when walking by, something that came in handy even when I didn’t need to fit my Power Adapter in a tight space. It was also more stable in outlets that are somewhat loose due to the weight distribution.

Given that most people use their MacBooks and Power Adapters for several years, $19.99 is a small price to pay for additional convenience.

Pros:

  • Weight distribution makes it fit better in loose outlets
  • Allows the Power Adapter to fit in tighter spaces
  • Prevents Power Adapter from being knocked out of an outlet
  • Saves space
  • Better aesthetic appeal than standard adapter

Cons:

  • Prongs are not collapsible for portability
  • Fit is not as flush as standard Apple adapter piece

How to Buy

The Blockhead can be purchased from the Ten One Design website for $19.95. Two Blockheads are also available for a discounted price of $34.94 At the current time, the Blockhead is only certified for use in the U.S. and Canada, but Ten One is exploring a potential expansion to additional countries.

Note: Ten One Design provided a Blockhead to MacRumors free of charge for the purposes of this review. No other compensation was received.

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Created by Ten One Design, the Blockhead is a simple plug designed to rotate the orientation of the MacBook or iPad Power Adapter so it rests flush against a wall or power strip when it’s plugged in.

There are, occasionally, some products that are so simple and intuitive that you look at them and wonder why they didn’t already exist — the Blockhead is one of those products. Made from blue plastic, the Blockhead replaces the snap-in plug portion of the official chargers for Apple’s lineup of MacBooks and iPads.



There’s not a lot to say about the design of the Blockhead. It’s similar to the official AC wall adapter that can be snapped out of a MacBook or iPad Power Adapter, but its plugs are oriented in a different direction. Made of an attractive blue ABS plastic instead of white plastic, the Blockhead is otherwise functionally identical to Apple’s own power adapter bits.

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