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2020 January 28
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LIFE by THIX , Learn Math Facts , Reverse Movie FX – magic video and more


LIFE by THIX ( $4.99 → Free ) THIX LLC Life allows you to experience what it’s like to be a doctor. It allows you to observe and interact with each organ in the body with taps and swipes. Experiment with food, medication, sleep, and even different medical and emergency situations to see how the body responds. The app includes more than 200 common medications, food, and hormones and more than 100 physiological and pathological conditions.

Learn Math Facts ( $0.99 → Free ) Peekaboo Studios LLC Learn Math Facts can help anyone master basic operations through daily practice. Lessons allow you to focus on specific operations or practice them all. Choose between beginner, intermediate, and advanced problems and practice for one to three minutes at a time. When solving problems, simply write the answer out on the screen. Learn Math Facts also includes daily reminders and achievements.

Reverse Movie FX – magic video ( $4.99 → Free ) Michal Stachyra Reverse Movie FX is good clean fun for the whole family. You’re able to import any video from your library or record a new one within the app. Then reverse the playback with just a tap. Reverse Movie FX allows you to crop clips, attach sound effects and music, and apply filters. It also includes some examples to help get the creative juices flowing.

Duck Warfare ( $0.99 → Free ) Kenny Park These ducks mean business. The GÜSCO corporation is trying to force you out of your home, but the ducks aren’t going to stand for it. Tap to send your duck troops into battle. As your enemies fall, you’ll be able to collect duck bucks that can be used to purchase new, more powerful troops. The game includes five areas, 25 levels, 40 enemies, and 24 ducks to unlock. There’s also a Quacky Duck mini-game to enjoy in between the strategic action.

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Apple releases tvOS 13.3.1

2020 January 28
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Apple has been seeding the latest update for the fourth- and fifth-generation Apple TV for quite some time, and now the software is available to the public.

Apple on Tuesday officially released the latest version of tvOS 13 to the fourth- and fifth-generation Apple TV set-top boxes. This brings the version to tvOS 13.3.1, and it can be downloaded via the Settings app then going to System –> Software Update. If you have automatic software updates activated, then the new software will be downloaded and installed automatically.

There aren’t any major forward facing features added to tvOS 13.3.1. This update is minor in scale, focusing on improvements and other changes to make the overall user experience better behind-the-scenes. However, if there are any new features discovered in the public release, we will update this post accordingly.

tvOS 13.3.1 is available to download and install now.

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Apple releases iOS 13.3.1 and iPadOS 13.3.1

2020 January 28
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Apple has been seeding developer and public betas of iOS 13.3.1 for weeks, but the wait for the final release is finally over.

On Tuesday, Apple officially released iOS 13.3.1 and iPadOS 13.3.1 to the public. Unlike previous updates to iOS 13, this one is relatively minor, all things considered. There weren’t any major forward facing features added to the new software during the beta phase, so it’s likely that will remain the case with the public launch today. However, if that does change and there are new features to take note of, we will update this post accordingly.

iOS 13.3.1 and iPadOS 13.3.1 are available now. To update, supported device owners simply need to open Settings –> General –> Software Update and follow the instructions on screen. If you have Automatic Updates switched on, the software will download and install automatically the next time you have your phone is charging.

The new software does come with some fixes, though. That includes to the Mail app that “could cause remote images to load even when the “Load Remote Images” setting is disabled”. In addition to that, the new software also fixes an issue with Communications Limits, which “could allow a contact to be added without entering the Screen Time passcode”.

It also allows users to quickly toggle on or off the U1 Ultra Wideband chip, which correlates to location data tracking.

There are other fixes and tweaks, mostly behind-the-scenes to help the overall performance of iOS 13.3.3.

The new software is available to download and install now.

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Today at Apple Music Lab: Remix sessions will feature Khalid starting January 29

2020 January 28
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Today at Apple sessions are expressive, informative, and can feature plenty of talent to showcase a variety of different skills using Apple’s products.

Another week, another announcement regarding the Today at Apple sessions. As noted by 9to5Mac, Today at Apple sessions are getting a boost from the musical artist Khalid. It’s part of a Music Lab: Remix session, which will begin on Wednesday, January 29. It will allow attendees to listen to Khalid’s and Disclosure’s upcoming single, “Know Your Worth”.

The learning part with an Apple product comes from visitors learning how to make a remix with GarageBand on an iPhone. Each session will be introduced by Khalid, in a pre-made video, talking about his inspiration and creative process. The Music Lab: Remix session will breakdown the track in GarageBand.

Khalid on the upcoming single, which will be released on February 4:

When I started writing this song, it was like I was singing to myself in the mirror. I feel like the message in this song is something that I needed to hear at the time I was writing it and I hope that it resonates with a lot of people who need to hear that kind of message.

These Music Labs have been successful for Apple, based on the fact they keep launching them with big name creators attached. Last year, for instance, saw Today at Apple Music Labs featuring Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, and Madonna.

You will be able to sign up for the Music Lab: Remix beginning tomorrow, January 29, from Apple’s website.

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Pokémon Home cloud storage service launches in February

2020 January 28
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For fans of the Pokémon series, who have managed to catch a lot of pocket monsters over the years, Nintendo is changing its cloud storage option.

The Pokémon Company introduced the Pokémon Bank years ago, allowing players to store their digital monsters in the cloud and, with a sister app, transfer the creatures to newer games (as long as the old Pokémon are supported in the new titles). But now the company is moving away from that system and transitioning to what it calls “Pokémon Home”.

This is still a cloud storage system and it still relies mostly on a monthly or yearly fee to work, but it’s designed for newer systems and games. The Pokémon Company made the announcement today that Pokémon Home will launch in February, and that it will indeed have a free tier for customers to choose from. However, the real features start with the premium subscription, which starts at $3 per month.

It will have a mobile app for iOS and Android, as well as a home on the Nintendo Switch.

Many of the same features from the Pokémon Bank are here, meaning you’ll be able to store your pocket monsters in the cloud for safekeeping, and you’ll be able to transfer them to newer games — like the newly released Pokémon Sword and Shield for the Nintendo Switch — as long as the monsters are supported in the newer games.

The company says that support for the augmented reality mobile game, Pokémon Go, is in the works. Be aware that if you are transferring a Pokémon out of the Pokémon Bank and into Pokemon Home, you won’t be able to transfer that monster back to the bank.

The Pokémon Company is also working on a Pokemon Home app for the Nintendo Switch, but that will only support newer Pokémon games for that console, including the aforementioned Sword and Shield, as well as Pokémon: Let’s go, Eevee! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!.

Here’s how pricing works. The first month will be free to everyone who uses the service. After that, there is a free option that supports storing up to 30 Pokémon at a time. The free version does not support transferring Pokémon from the Pokémon Bank, either. The premium plan is where things actually get interesting, and that starts at $3 per month. Or customers can choose to fork over $4.99 for three months, or $14.99 for a year’s worth of service.

Here are the differences between the Basic and Premium offerings:

And here are the differences between the Nintendo Switch version of Pokémon Home and the mobile version (available for iOS and Android):

If you place a Pokémon into the Wonder Box, that pocket monster can be traded worldwide. There is also the “Global Trade System”, which allows players to pick out a specific Pokémon they want to trade and/or receive. Meanwhile, if you want a more direct trading experience there is the “Room Trade” option, which will allow a player to create a room, invite other players into it, and then come to trading terms. The trading rooms support up to 20 people at a time. There is also a “Friend Trade” option, which will let Pokémon Home users quickly trade with people nearby that they’ve identified as a friend.

While the Pokémon Company says the new Pokémon Home service launches in February, we don’t have a specific date to circle on the calendar just yet. But hopefully that changes soon.

What do you think of the new system?

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