Now that the Apple iPhone 6 is now released, the rumor mill can scratch one Apple device off of their lists and move on to the other devices such as the iPad Mini 3 and the iPad Air 2. The Apple Press Conference on Sept. 9 earlier this month not only unveiled the highly anticipated iPhone 6, but also provided some valuable insight on the release of the next iPad Mini and iPad Air.
As for the release dates of these two devices, Apple usually sticks with a yearly release date. The iPad 2 release date for example can just simply be a year after the release of the first iPad Air, which was on October 2013. If Apple follows their habit of releasing devices one year apart, then it would make sense to expect the iPad 2 to come out October this year.
The same goes for the iPad Mini 3. Back in October 2012, the first iPad Mini was revealed followed by its availability the next month. The second iPad Mini (referred to as the Retina Display iPad Mini) was unveiled the same month in 2013. Safe to say, the iPad Mini 3 could also be facing an October announcement this year. more >>
Sims 4 players can now also move about different worlds without having to create a new game. This takes the concept of the sandbox to a whole new level where Sims can now pursue different objectives across worlds without having to make multiple saves.
Create-A-Sim now also gives players a bigger palette of choices when creating their own original Sims to a simified version of real-life people. Support for more body shapes and ethnicities has expanded the limit to the looks of Sims players can create.
The new Build Mode now features a Drag and Drop building option with the choice of furnished or unfurnished rooms, allowing players to create their dream homes quickly. The added tools to Build Mode also allows for exact adjustments when expanding or building a home. more >>
Pre-orders first opened for the Moto X (2014) on Sept. 16 earlier this week along with other Motorola accessories such as the Moto Hint wireless headset and the Motorola Turbo Charger. Alongside the aforementioned Motorola products, the company has also made the Moto 360 smartwatch available for pre-orders again but only in limited quantities. Stocks of the Moto 360 were quickly depleted due to high customer interest, forcing Motorola to re-stock again.
The Motorola Hint headset is available for $150 while the Motorola Turbo Charger is available for $35.
The Moto X (2014) is available at AT&T in the U.S. at $99 with a two-year contract or $530 off-contract. A Pure Edition is also available for those who want a SIM-unlocked phone along with an unlockable bootloader for $500. more >>
As if the iPhone 6 unveiling wasn't enough, Apple paired the release of their flagship smartphone with the latest in their Apple mobile operating system, the iOS 8. The operating system was made available to all compatible devices Sept. 17, two days before the retail release of the iPhone 6.
For the record, the iOS 8 update is only available for the following devices: iPhone 4S and above, the iPod Touch 5th Generation, iPad 2 above, the iPad Air, and all iPad Mini variants. Older Apple devices will have to stick to the iOS 7 or an older iOS.
Since the iOS 8 is a big update, a lot of things have been improved upon or were introduced. Some of these features and updates are major ones like the added functionability of the TouchID fingerprint scanner. While finding the best iOS features is variable and depends on the user, no doubt that there are features that useful for everyone. more >>
While still unconfirmed, two more fighters are rumored to making their entry in the MKX character roster - Ermac and Smoke. The rumors for Ermac stemmed from a blog post early this year by senior character designer Bernard Beneteau.
Smoke on the other hand is allegedly seen on Kotal Khan's Sun God fighting style tab at the IGN demo of the game. It would look as if Kotal Khan is holding up some grey ninja, ready to beat him to a pulp. Unless it's just some random grey placeholder to show off Kotal Khan's skills, it could quite possibly be indeed Smoke.
Beneteau had intended the artwork to be a "fan art" but considering he is a senior character designer for NetherRealm Studios, it isn't a far off guess that maybe he was hinting at a new character joining the roster. more >>
For the Sims 4, the Create-a-Sim and Build Mode tools have been redesigned, allowing greater versatility when creating custom game content. A number of mods are also now available for the Sims 4, such as the "Babies for Everyone" mod, accoridng to Kotaku.
Sims 4 is a life simulation video game developed by EA Maxis and The Sims Studio and was published by Electronic Arts. The game was already released Sept. 2 earlier this month for the PC, with a Macintosh port release to be announced. Sims 4 is the fourth main title in the main Sims series, succeeding Sims 3.
The game mostly hasn't changed from its first release in the sense that they are mostly sandbox games where there is no defined objective and the player can do whatever he wants. In the Sims series, the player can choose to create a single Sim or a family of Sims. From there, the player can then pursue whatever he wants his Sim to achieve. more >>