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13 October, 2015

Australians Set To Pay 50% More For Apps After Apple Price Spike

Fans of Apple products in Australia are set for a rude shock when they next log in to iTunes, with a huge increase in the cost of apps.

Recently, the Australian dollar nosedived. For a long time it was trading just over or at $1 against the U.S. dollar, which you’d have thought would have been great news for local consumers. It never truly was, however. The costs of goods in Australia remained higher than the U.S. in general, sometimes ridiculously so to the point where some global corporations – like Apple and Adobe – ended up in the courts.

Even on the App Store, where prices can be adjusted overnight, Apps remained almost 30% higher than they were in the U.S, despite our dollar being worth the same or more for the best part of two years. As of today, however, the Australian dollar only trades at 70c against the U.S. – or 30% lower. Would that not mean that – finally – the price of an app was actually accurate against the reality of the currency’s value?

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24 September, 2015

23 and Counting - The Complete List of Apple TV Video Games

Apple TV is about to enter its fourth generation and video games will be front and centre as the industry giant takes on the lounge room.

In late October 2015, Apple’s fourth iteration of its Apple TV hardware turns the device into a genuine microconsole. It’s a portal direct from the App Store to your TV, and while there needs to be some compatibility between the games and the Apple TV’s Siri enabled touchpad remote, developers are already lining up to get their titles on the device. We will continually update the below list, so make sure you check back regularly – but as it stands, this is the current list of games that will be playable through the fourth generation Apple TV.

Also Read: Don't Believe the Trolls - Apple TV Has No 200MB Game Limit

Games available on Apple TV:
   - Afterpulse (Digital Legends Entertainment, publisher: Gamevil)
   - Asphalt 8: Airborne (Gameloft)
   - Beat Sports (Harmonix)
   - Crimsonland (10tons)
   - Crossy Road (Hipster Whale)
   - Disney Infinity 3.0 (Avalanche Software)
   - Dracula Twins (Legendo)
   - Fantastic Plastic Squad (Pound Sand)
   - Fortune Winds: Armada of Undead (Legendo)
   - Galaxy on Fire: Manticore Rising (Deep Silver Fishlabs)
   - Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved (Lucid Games)
   - GT Spirit (Eden Games)
   - Guitar Hero Live (FreeStyle Games)
   - King Oddball (10tons)
   - Proun+ (Engine Software)
   - Pure Pinball (Legendo)
   - Rayman Adventures (Ubisoft)
   - Shadowmatic (Triada Studio Games)
   - Skylanders: SuperChargers (Vicarious Visions, Beenox)
   - Sparkle 2 (10tons)
   - Sparkle Unleashed (10tons)
   - Tennis in the Face (10tons)
   - Transistor (Supergiant games)

Garry Balogh


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