Top iOS news of the week: Halo, WWDC, Apple buys keyboard

In iOS this week we saw Microsoft release Halo for iOS, Apple's big developer conference was announced, and Apple bought an Android keyboard app maker.

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Microsoft's Halo hits iOS

Microsoft has surprised folks with the release of two games in its Halo franchise for iOS. Halo: Spartan Strike and Halo: Spartan Assault are the first Halo games on Apple's iOS.

It seems Microsoft is not just serious about cross-platform versions of its apps, but also about its games. The two Halo games are $4.99 each or $9.00 when bundled together. They are available now.

There goes the weekend.

Source: TNW

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Apple bought Android keyboard maker Dryft last year

It was only recently discovered that Apple bought Dryft last year. Dryft creates the Android keyboard app of the same name. The Dryft keyboard for tablets appears for use when the user touches the screen.

Apple reportedly hired the Dryft CEO with the deal. Perhaps the folks in Cupertino are getting serious about updating the keyboard in the iPad which by today's standards is not very good.

Source: Cult of Android

WWDC announced

Apple's big annual conference for developers will take place in San Francisco June 8 - 12. This event is primarily to allow developers of OS X, iOS, and now Watch OS to work directly with Apple software engineers.

The company often divulges information about future software and sometimes hardware so it is also a major media event.

Source: ZDNet

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Apple reportedly bought 3D lens maker LinX

The Israeli company LinX has reportedly been bought by Apple. The firm specializes in 3D lenses and software that creates depth information of the environment when taking a photo with its lens.

This is similar technology to that of Intel's RealSense which is in its infancy.

Source: 9to5mac