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Vainglory, Fleksy record, Pixelmator, Apple Pay and holiday, Wolfie, iSight, Apple TV update


Vainglory is feature- and image-rich (picture from Vainglory site).
Vainglory is feature- and image-rich (picture from Vainglory site).

Vainglory, Apple’s iPhone 6 showcase game, offers great, gorgeous MOBA action — Apple chose Vainglory to spotlight the strength of the iPhone 6 — and iOS 8’s Metal graphics tech — at September’s big event, and it’s been one of the most anticipated mobile games on the horizon since. Andrew Hayward finds it lives up to the immense hype and expectations cast upon it by Apple’s smart showcase move.

Fleksy breaks Guinness World Record again — The Fleksy Keyboard for iOS 8, which we reviewed here, has broken a Guinness World Record for texting speed on a touchscreen device. The previous record holder? Fleksy Keyboard.
Marcel Fernandes Filho, 17, was able to use Flesky on his iPhone 6 to type a sentence  in just 17 seconds.

Pixelmator for iPad is an affordable image editor that packs a powerful punch — From cropping and straightening to colour correcting, retouching, and painting; from creating selections to combining imagery; from blending layers to adding slick effects, shapes, layer styles, and highly customisable text, Pixelmator for iPad truly does it all…for a mere NZ$6.49.

Online retailers who support Apple Pay in iOS apps will boost sales this holiday, study says — While most of the buzz surrounding Apple Pay is focused on its use in person at retail, the most popular application this holiday season may be in securely authorising online purchases, a new study shows.

Wolfie allows beginners to learn piano with advanced tools — This educational music app teaches students how to play piano and helps instructors teach them as well. Plus, it has technology to guide you along as you play. Wolfie is a free iPad app with in-app purchases requiring iOS 7.0 or later, and comes with an entire catalogue of sheet music to download and learn how to play. There’s over 750 choices and your first two are free, so choose wisely because the others aren’t cheap.

Apple iSight supplier Sony unveils new 21MP CMOS sensor with 4K video, phase detection AF — Apple partner supplier Sony on Monday announced an upcoming 21-megapixel CMOS sensor with onboard plane phase detection autofocus signal processing, 4K video output and still image HDR, all features that could trickle down to a future iPhone model.

Apple TV (3rd Gen) updated to 7.0.2, no Patch Notes — Apple pushed an update out for Apple TV (3rd Gen) on Monday, version 7.0.2. We have no idea what’s in it because Apple hasn’t released patch notes yet.
There are two versions: Apple TV 3 (AppleTV3,1) version 7.0.2 (Build 12B435) – (955.2MB download)
Apple TV 3 (2013) (AppleTV3,2) version 7.0.2 (Build 12B435) – (955.2MB download).
The updates are available through the Apple TV update interface, as well. Note that this update is for 3rd generation Apple TVs only.