9to5 Mac reports that Apple has updated its iMovie for iOS app with several improvements. First of all, you can now start projects much quicker by selecting multiple images and videos, so kicking off your project creation is much easier.
Also, Facebook and Vimeo sharing support has now been added via the iOS share sheet.
As far as iPad is concerned, iMovie on iPad now supports Shared iPad, the feature that enables you to share one device with several people at once, which was a new feature introduced with iOS 9.3. So, for example, a group of students or people collaborating on an educational or business project could all work on just one iPad shared among them, but with each person’s separate projects and data available on the shared iPad.
And last but not least, iMove 2.2.3 includes the obligatory general performance tweaks and bug fixes.
Source: iMovie for iOS updated with improvements to project creation, Shared iPad support, more
According to Bloomberg, Apple is to launch a redesigned version of the Apple Store mobile app that will supply recommendations to customers based on their previous buying history, similar to Amazon and Google.
Bloomberg’s anonymous sources said that the app is set to be updated within the next two weeks, and will include a “For You” tab that suggests products that you might like to buy based on items that you have previously purchased.
Currently there are two separate Apple Store apps for iPhone and iPad, but the new app is designed to work across both platforms with the same features and interface.
With the importance that Apple places on privacy issues, this marks quite the departure for it to be using customer data to target recommendations to users. It’s certainly true that Apple’s music-streaming and news apps already recommend music and stories based on a user’s preferences, but they only use information that the user chooses to provide to Apple, rather than data based on the user’s buying habits.
Source: Apple Is Said to Redesign Online Store App With Recommendations
Blizzard Entertainment has announced a brand new Hearthstone Adventure, One Night in Karazhan, which takes players inside Medivh’s tower, Karazhan. Medivh is is Azeroth’s most powerful mage, and also a major party-thrower and entertainer who loves to put on lavish extravaganzas for his guests, complete with tons of food, opera performances, and much more.
Along the way you’ll also encounter many iconic characters, the enchanted chess board, and 45 new cards for your collection.
The game will be released on August 12 on iOS, as well as Windows and Mac, and Android. The four wings of One Night in Karazhan will open on a weekly basis, one per week. One Night in Karazhan will be available in the in-game shop in full for £14.99, or you can get one wing at a time for 700 gold or £4.99 each, or in discounted bundles based on the number of individual wings that you’ve already purchased.
When One Night in Karazhan is released, all Hearthstone players will be able to play a free prologue mission and earn two of the Adventure’s new cards. And all those who purchase the full Adventure in the first week of release will get a special Karazhan-themed card back.
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The adorable Moomins have been a part of people’s childhoods from back in 1945, when they were created by Swedish-speaking Finnish illustrator and writer Tove Jansson. Since then they have featured in many books, comic strips and, eventually, television shows, films, and even a Moomin World theme park in Finland.
One thing missing from that list has been a Moomins video game, but Pocket Gamer reports that omission is about to be rectified with the release of iOS and Android game Moomin Quest: The Lost Winter from Odd Comet Games, which is due for release sometime between September and October this year.
The free-to-play game features Moomin and his friends, who set out on an adventure to find the Lady of the Cold to discover why winter has disappeared. Not much is known about gameplay as yet, but it seems to involve tapping fast-moving tiles if the trailer is anything to go by! The character art and settings all look lovely, so this should be a real treat for fans of the Moomins.
Source: Moomin Quest: The Lost Winter is coming to iOS and Android sometime in the next few months
Bandai Namco has announced that the first ever mobile game in the Ultimate Ninja Series, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Blazing, will be coming to iOS and other mobile platforms sometime this summer. You can pre-register for the game from today here: 「NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja Blazing」 Pre-registration campaign｜BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
As a bonus, if 25,000 users pre-register for the game during the pre-registration period, then all players will receive five Ninja Pearls as a gift when they download the game on its release this summer. Further goals can then be unlocked, with all users having the chance of more bonus gifts once the number of pre-registered users is reached.
The game sees players participating in epic turn-based battles to complete missions, and getting the chance to choose from a huge case of fan-favourite characters from the Naruto universe, each with their own unique attacks and skills.
In the game’s story mode, players can use powerful combos, close-ranged attacks, and amazing feats of Ninjutsu during battle. The story mode is faithful to the original anime series, and can be played in either multiplayer or single-player modes.
A Phantom Castle leaderboard event will take place every month, where skilled ninjas can take on the best players around.
Source: Bandai Namco
Variety reports that fans of the Netflix series Narcos will soon be able to run their own international drug cartel via a mobile game based on the show, which centres around the hunt for Pablo Escobar, the Colombian drug kingpin.
The free-to-play game, entitled “Narcos: Cartel Wars,” is currently being developed by the producers of the Netflix show, Gaumont Television, along with game publisher FTX Games, and is due to launch this September.
The timing of the release is specifically to tie in with the September 2 debut of Season 2 of the show on Netflix, which features Brazilian actor Wagner Moura as Pablo Escobar.
In Narcos: Cartel Wars, the player takes on the role of a fledgling cartel lieutenant who is guided by the characters from the Netflix show. As you build up your cartel, you must choose between going for raw power, earning respect through loyalty, or a little bit of both. You’ll also have to form alliances with other players in order to create new cartels and wage war to gain more territory, riches, and respect.
Source: ‘Narcos’ Mobile Game Based on Netflix Show Will Let You Run Your Own Drug Cartel (EXCLUSIVE)
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