AppleInsider reports that Apple is planning a refresh of its iPod touch later this year, citing a “source familiar with Apple’s future product plans.” It’s not clear if the refresh will affect multiple versions of the iPod, however the report notes at least one model will be reintroduced at a time when Apple’s music services are getting a revamp under Beats…. Read the rest of this post here
As part of a flurry of updates related to Apple Watch ahead of tomorrow’s first batch of shipments, Apple on Thursday updated its TestFlight application with ability to install and beta test apps on your Apple Watch.
With today’s update, iOS developers no longer must exclude the WatchKit binaries when uploading iPhone and iPad apps with WatchKit functionality to iTunes…. Read the rest of this post here
X-Men: Apocalypse may not in fact feature an appearance from Channing Tatum’s Gambit.
In an interview with MTV, while promoting his upcoming film Magic Mike XXL, Tatum hinted at the very real possibility of Gambit’s planned solo film serving as the first time moviegoers get to see his version of the character on the silver screen. This conflicts with early reports which indicated that Gambit might debut in the Days of Future Past sequel.
“You know, I don’t know if I’m at liberty to say,” Tatum said when asked about Gambit’s role (or lack thereof) in X-Men: Apocalypse. “But I don’t think I want to introduce Gambit until you can really explain who Gambit is.”
If you’re running iOS 8.2 or iOS 8.3, you can view the Apple Watch App Store right now. Simply open up the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, and tap the App Store tab. If you don’t yet see the App Store interface, you can use our refresh trick to reload the interface to view the Apple Watch App Store…. Read the rest of this post here
Now that Arkham Knight seems content to leave Joker in the past and move on to the many living villains making Gotham’s streets unsafe, the comic is rapidly building steam. Pete Tomasi is weaving a complex, entertaining saga with his latest Batman assignment. And like any good video game tie-in, Arkham Knight is succeeding on its own merits, independent of the source material.
Tomasi juggles a lot of villains in these three chapters, from big icons like Penguin, Scarecrow and Harley Quinn to more minor players like the Abramovici Twins to the titular villain himself. This issue doesn’t really shed further light on the Arkham Knight, but it’s nice to see him included all the same. The comic taps into one of the fundamental appeals of the games, each of which managed to cram a who’s who of villains into one hellish, nightlong adventure for the Dark Knight. And whereas Tomasi’s Joker came across a little weird in the previous issue, these villains feel right on point.
Jason Aaron launches into his second Star Wars story arc with this issue. The Rebels have now struck a second decisive blow against the Empire by destroying their largest weapons manufacturing plant. Our heroes should be riding high, but there’s a distinct air of melancholy to this issue. That tone is what sets this comic apart, even if certain elements feel a little too redundant.
Aaron takes the opportunity to slow the pace down a bit and focus more on how Luke, Leia and Han are struggling to find their place in the galaxy. Luke’s struggle is the most obvious. His previous encounter with Vader has opened his eyes to just how much about the Force he doesn’t know. This subject matter is tricky in the sense that The Empire Strikes Back shows how little progression he makes during these hidden years. But it should be interesting to see what Aaron can accomplish in this area. Luke’s unhappiness, Han’s restlessness, and Leia’s combination of weariness and desperation all combine to showcase a more troubled side to this group than we usually glimpse. Aaron fixates on the notion that these characters still have a long way to go before they’re the well-oiled, Empire-fighting unit they will be one day.