Former Apple Designer takes on the mothership with new iOS and Android connected timepiece

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It’s high times when it comes to smart watches. With the Apple Watch looming for launch in the next month, the race for your wrist is mid-stride. One former Apple designer is taking next month’s release head-on, putting a focus on creating something that is meant to last longer than this year’s product cycle. Read more

Relive the most epic battles from the Final Fantasy series in Record Keeper for iOS/Android

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DeNA, the developer Nintendo has hand picked to bring its legendary cast of characters to life on mobile, has just recently released FINAL FANTASY Record Keeper in North America. Previously only available in Japan where it has already amassed 5 million downloads, FF Record Keeper weaves an all new story by allowing players to relive the most epic moments from the series’ long history.

The game is now available for download on iOS and Android. Head below for more details and some gameplay footage: Read more

Amazon announces unlimited Cloud Drive storage for all of your photos and files


Amazon has revamped its Cloud Drive offerings to include two new unlimited plans. You can now choose between unlimited photo storage for $11.99 per year or unlimited everything storage for $59.99 per year. Those who choose to go with the photo plan will also be allotted an additional 5GB of unrestricted storage. That means you can store as many photos as you’d like on Amazon’s cloud plus 5GB of videos, documents, and other piece of your digital life.

For comparison sake, here are the most popular plans Amazon previously offered: 5GB for free, 20GB for $10 per year, and 50GB for $25 per year. There’s no longer a completely free tier, but Amazon is offering a free 3-month trial of either service.

amazon-prime-photo-unlimitedIf you’re a frequent Amazon shopper and are considering the Unlimited Photos plan, then you’d probably be better off signing up for Prime ($99 per year). It includes free unlimited photo storage along with a host of other benefits like free 2-day shipping and Prime Instant Video.

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DJiT’s upcoming Mixfader might be the most portable iOS/Android DJ controller yet

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Mobile-focused DJ company DJiT, already has a more casual based iOS/Android DJ app available, but it now has its sights on the growing hardware controller market. It will soon be launching edjing Pro along with the recently revealed physical Mixfader add-on. Described as the world’s first connected DJ crossfader”, Mixfader “dematerializes the classic turntables on any smartphone and tablet” to bring what is arguably one of the most important controls on any DJ rig back to the real world.

Head below for a closer look, and a demonstration video of the mobile crossfader in action: Read more

This Minecraft Toolbox brings Steve’s tools to life thanks to Raspberry Pi

Since its release in 2011, Minecraft has become a worldwide phenomenon that is revered by gamers of all ages. It has made its way to consoles, iPads and even Raspberry Pi. With all of its success, Minecraft continues to be expanded on and explored. One Kickstarter project is aiming to marry the virtual engineering of this game with real life computer building.

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Australia’s Toffee introduces new iPhone, iPad & MacBook accessories w/ exclusive discount for 9to5 readers

We first introduced Toffee during the holiday season, with its beautifully crafted accessories for Apple devices. The Sydney, Australia-based company offers a wide selection of bags and gear for life on the go, including a 9to5Toys favorite, the Fitzroy Satchel.

Since we last caught up with Toffee, it has introduced a number of new products to complement iPhone 6, iPad Air 2 and MacBooks. We’ve spent time with some of its newest gear. Head below for more details and an exclusive discount for 9to5Toys’ readers.

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