Unreal Engine updated with preliminary support for Apple’s ARKit in iOS 11 — The new version of Epic’s Unreal Engine provides basic ARKit support for iOS, developed in collaboration with Peter Jackson’s Wingnut AR.
The updated version of Unreal Engine, version 4.17, was released on Monday. Alongside improvements in virtual reality creation and presentation, the update includes an “early, experimental” implementation of Apple’s ARKit.
Apple’s Carpool Karaoke: The Series now available for streaming on Apple Music — As promised, Apple on Tuesday released the first episode of Carpool Karaoke: The Series to Apple Music subscribers, the firm’s second attempt at original episodic programming.
Karaoke’s 16 episodes are slated to feature a laundry list of celebrities including Metallica, Shaquille O’Neal, John Legend, John Cena, Ariana Grande, Game of Thrones co-stars Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner, the Cyrus family, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Joe Jonas, Ice Cube and more.
Kanex GoPlay Sidekick pocketable MFi gaming controller recharges via Apple’s Lightning cable — The new Kanex GoPlay Sidekick is the second Made for iPhone gaming controller on the market to feature a licensed Apple Lightning port. But it stands out from the competition with an ultraportable design and carrying case that doubles as an iPhone stand.
Apple TV, 4K Mania: HDR10, Dolby Vision & HLG Explained — Now that we’re fairly certain Apple is planning a 5th generation 4K Apple TV, it may be time to brush up on some terminology.