Welcome to the weekly round up post, where we reviewed AppHeads by sharedRoutine which lets you switch between your apps like switching between Facebook’s ChatHeads system. From there, we also covered the unexpected release of the iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak from TaiG, another Chinese jailbreak team. We also shared with you a Casual Connect videos from the event last month. Like always though, a few great iOS games have also been updated with new content that you should check out.
Monday, December 1st
AppHeads is a new Cydia tweak by sharedRoutine that enjoyed a decent amount of hype in the jailbreak community. The original teaser post from 3 months ago had almost two hundred upvotes and a little over fifty comments with everyone wondering when they could get their hands on it. The post was this little teaser image in his alpha stage and people ate it up like the next best thing since sliced bread. A little while went by with no updates on it and then just under two weeks ago this post on Reddit popped up and teased it again with a video. It saw over two hundred upvotes and nearly one hundred comments with the same feeling from Redditors, they were basically frothing at the mouth and screaming, “TAKE MY MONEY!!”. It’s now on the BigBoss repo for $4.99 and worth every cent.
TaiG (pronounced “Tai-G”) is a Chinese hacker team/App Store that had a hand in the iOS 7 jailbreak by the Evad3rs team which caused some controversy in the community back in December of last year. Supposedly, they offered the Evad3rs a hefty sum of cash to include their App Store with the iOS 7 jailbreak. This was the cause of the controversy as TaiG has been closely linked to piracy in China. It seems as though the team is attempting to redeem itself in a way by releasing a public jailbreak for iOS 8.1.1, even though it’s at a very weird time. The jailbreak uses three exploits to attain root access for installing Cydia, one of which is the same one Pangu learned from i0nic’s exploit training classes, which Apple apparently hasn’t fixed properly. We will update you with more information when it we get it though. As with all jailbreaks when they first drop, it’s a good idea to stay away from this one for a few days to make sure respected members of the community can thoroughly check it to make sure it’s safe for public use. If you want to throw caution to the wind and try it for yourself just go to their site or download it directly from Mega here.
Tuesday, December 2nd
Red Bull Racers, the free racing game from Red Bull Media House and Bongfish, has gotten an extensive new content update that’s just in time for the winter season. The arcade racer, based on the legendary slot car system from Carrera, now features three winter-tested additions to the motor pool and seven new tracks with jumps and drifts. Players can look forward to the completely new winter locations on seven new tracks with a wintery design as well. In total there are 36 new challenges that can be accomplished, which extends the gameplay time by a couple hours. Three new vehicles have also been added to the game to suit the winter conditions.
Wednesday, December 3rd
Now that Muscle Nerd has officially deemed the iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak from TaiG safe, you can now upgrade to the new iOS 8 update and jailbreak your device yet again. Reddit user, michaelbui, has written a pretty straight forward and simple guide on upgrading to iOS 8.1.1 and re-jailbreaking your device if you’re running into any trouble or just need some help along the way. If so, be sure to check out the following steps below.
Thursday, December 4th
Just earlier today, DeNA launched their latest game Polyform, a 3D action puzzle game for iOS devices based on the popular puzzle game Critical Mass for PC on Steam. In Polyform, traditional match-3 gameplay is taken to the next level with immersive art, music and sound effects to set the tone. Players must rotate 3D puzzles, adding blocks to make the correct matches before it explodes and time runs out. Polyform features 30 challenging puzzles with three difficulty settings. Additionally, players can compete against friends to earn special cubes with game-changing abilities. Overall, it is nice to see a Steam game brought to iOS so mobile gamers can enjoy the game as well.
Friday, December 5th
Red Bull Air Race, the iOS racing game from Red Bull Media House, has received an extensive update just in time for the winter. With this new winter content update, it offers players a new location with several courses, a special campaign with new races and events, as well as new aircraft paint jobs. The new location, Iceland, offer pilots four new courses where there are over 60 new events to master. Winning match-ups against six pilots from the Red Bull Air Race will also unlock holiday paint jobs, which will only be available until the beginning of January.
Saturday, December 6th
Wargaming, makers of World of Tanks, have announced that the Android version of World of Tanks Blitz has gone live worldwide. The free-to-play mobile action MMO is now available on Android devices and has been updated alongside the iOS version with a host of new content including the British tank line, crew skills, new map and cross platform functionality. In addition to the release, iOS and Android versions of World of Tanks Blitz have received a significant content update. Dubbed “British Steel”, this update adds the British tank line including 10 medium tanks to the fight, the Winter Malinovka map, and newly introduced crew skills. Here’s the full list of what’s new:
Independent developer, Bitmap Galaxy, has announced the release of the largest ever update for their game Little Galaxy on iOS. The addition of several new features also marks the game passing the 1 million-download milestone across both iOS and Android. Amongst the new features include new objectives, a redesigned level system, new characters, costumes as well as an item upgrade system. Little Galaxy follows the adventures of a young inventor who dreams of moving home and living on a far away galaxy. The aim of the game is for players to control the inventor as he progresses through levels and completes a number of challenges. The inventor must collect stars and diamonds that can then be used to complete each level as well as earn upgrades and bonuses. From there, jumps need to be timed correctly in order for the inventor to make it to the next planet.
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