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iPhone 6s to double LTE speeds and be more power efficient

Apple has used the “s” after an iPhone’s product name as a representation of additional speed, ever since the old iPhone 3GS. As such we’ve seen the company retain the same design as the existing model, but with added performance benefits. We’re expecting this to be the exact same case with the iPhone 6s, and today we get a major tip of where this will be focused on.

The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will reportedly use Qualcomm’s new MDM9635M chip, also known as the ‘9X35′ Gobi modem platform. The major benefit with this change when compared to the current “9X25″ chip we see on the iPhone 6, is LTE download speeds of up to 300 Mbps, and placing the iPhone 6s as an LTE Category 6 compatible device. This chip made its debut on the a Korean exclusive variant of the Galaxy S5 last year, which you might remember as the “Prime” variant from our review. Other benefits with this new chip is that it’s built with the 20nm process, which is not only more power efficient, but also allowing for a smaller footprint, and giving Apple some extra space for a larger battery. Combine this with all of the new power-saving features of iOS 9, and this could be the first “s” iPhone lineup that doesn’t suffer from terrible battery over increased performance.

Apple is slated to launch this iPhone refresh later this year. We should learn about more of the changes that Apple plans to bring later, and especially after the recent leaks show us that the hardware design won’t change.

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Source: 9to5Mac

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DeNA’s Go Go Ghost speeds onto iOS

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DeNA has announced the release of Go Go Ghost on iOS devices. The mobile running game sees users completing levels by jumping over gaps, collecting coins and gems, defeating enemies and more in a quest to save their hometown from monsters.

Each level in Go Go Ghost offers a different goal, like collecting a certain number of coins / points or defeating a large number of enemies. Gamers earn a single star for completing the base requirement, but can earn up to two more for going above and beyond the call of duty. For instance, if a level asks gamers to earn 500 points, the second and third star could be earned at 1000 and 1500 points, respectively.

Players spend energy to access levels, and can replay these stages to earn more coins or missed stars. A variety of power-ups and helpful monsters are available in each, to make finishing tasks easier. A tornado, for instance, pushes players 500m forward, while also collecting all coins in the path. A shield, meanwhile, protects gamers from an ongoing projectile or another obstacle.

Monsters are a bit more complicated, and introduce a collect-them-all mechanic to the title. Users start with two monsters, and can purchase additional monsters for their collection using coins or premium currency. These monsters are assigned randomly, so users will need to spend plenty of time with the game (or plenty of money) to unlock them all. During levels, monsters activate their own power-ups, and collect gems that appear from fallen enemies.

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“Players will have a great time clobbering monsters and interacting with the whimsical characters in Go Go Ghost,” said Keisuke Kamijo, producer at DeNA. “The game’s intuitive controls and colorful creatures sets it apart from any other game; we’re proud to give players a fresh and invigorating take on this genre.”

Go Go Ghost is available to download for free on iOS. An Android version is now in development, and interested players can sign up to be notified upon its release.


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ETX Racing’s NASCAR Manager speeds onto iOS, Android

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With the start of another NASCAR season, ETX Racing has announced the release of NASCAR Manager on iOS and Android devices. The officially licensed NASCAR game sees players taking part in the week-to-week build up to The Chase, as players manage their vehicle and team, creating the best car setup and using the strategies necessary to win each race.

In NASCAR Manager, players take over their favorite team, and can update their driver’s car with engine customizations, new chassis, brakes and more. While the title isn’t a racing game, players will have an impact on each race’s outcome, and are given the ability to rewind races to improve their performance.

As players customize their vehicles, they’ll be able to research new technologies and items with the funds they’ve earned while playing. These research events take time to complete, but can be sped up instantly with premium currency.

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NASCAR Manager is similar to ETX Racing’s NASCAR: Redline, another strategy game released last fall. While both games will continue to be supported going forward, NASCAR: Redline will remain a pay-to-play title (it currently costs $ 2.99), while NASCAR Manager is free-to-play.

In addition, NASCAR Manager offers features its predecessor does not, including a Speedweeks mode of challenges to help players get up to speed with the game before diving into the full experience. NASCAR Manager also offers a stronger focus on the overall points standings for each team throughout the 2014 season, rather than focusing more on individual races, as is the case with Redline.

NASCAR Manager is now available to download for free on iOS, Google Play and the Amazon App Store. Check back soon to follow the game on AppData, our tracking platform for mobile and social apps and developers.


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Joe Danger Infinity speeds onto iPhone and iPad

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Hello Games has released the latest game in its popular Joe Danger series, Joe Danger Infinity. The game sees the franchise’s popular stuntman shrunk down to the size of a toy, racing through child-like environments full of wooden blocks, toy car loops and more. Each of the game’s 100 levels offers coins, stars and other objects to collect, with more than 20 new vehicles available for completing them.

Each level in Joe Danger Infinity offers a different assortment of obstacles, like spikes to jump over or tunnels to duck through, and gives players a chance to perform stunts in the air by tapping on the screen. Players tap to cause their vehicle to jump and can tap and hold to duck, with acceleration handled by the game.

To collect stars, gumball tokens and other collectibles, players must tap on them before speeding past them on the screen. Gumball tokens are used in a gumball machine at the end of each track, offering new characters, bonus coins and more as prizes.

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Some tracks are locked to specific vehicles or characters, so players may need to replay stages to earn enough coins to unlock the necessary costume or car. There are over 25 characters to unlock in all, with some offering bonus points to the player’s final level score. Players can compare their scores with friends on each stage, offering more incentive to replay levels to increase their high scores.

Joe Danger Infinity is now available to download on iOS for $ 2.99. The game is further monetized via the inclusion of coin packs for instantly boosting players’ bank accounts. Check back soon to follow the game on AppData, our tracking service for mobile and social apps and developers.


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