RPG Viking Game ‘Niffelheim’ Launches for iOS

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Your avatar is a brave warrior who has fallen in battle. But instead of well-deserved peace in Asgard, his soul is trapped in the harsh world of Niffelheim. Survive in this hostile world, ransack the neighbor lands, explore dangerous dungeons and find your way to Valhalla. Warriors remain warriors even after death. Set out on the path to the last challenge and prove yourself to the Gods. In life you were never frightened by the cold, darkness and death, and you won’t fear now. make sure you have enough provision, defend yourself and unravel the mysteries of these lands.

RPG Viking Game ‘Niffelheim’ Launches for iOS

Official Trailer Rap for Life Live at Clark Atlanta University on Apple Music

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Apple Music has shared the trailer for Rap Life Live, which will this time be hosted at Clark Atlanta University, an HBCU in Atlanta.  The show will feature Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, as well as special performances from Saweetie, Lil Durk, and Moneybagg Yo. It all begins on Friday, May 21 at 2 pm PT.

Apple Store App on iPad Now Has a Sidebar for Better Navigation

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Apple recently updated the Apple Store app and it redesigns the user interface for the iPad. It now has a sidebar similar to its other apps like Photos and News. You can quickly see tabs for various products as well as seeing your bag, looking for sessions, and finding the personalized For You section. The update also made it easier to add a keyboard or Apple Pencil when you shop for an iPad.

Apple Store App on iPad Now Has a Sidebar for Better Navigation

New ActionSleeve 2 for Apple Watch From Twelve South

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Twelve South ActiionSleeve 2 Apple Watch accessory

Accessories-maker Twelve South has released the ActionSleeve 2, a fabric armband for the Apple Watch. Even when higher on your arm the the wrist, the device’s sensors are still in close contact with the user’s body, meaning you can still close rings and monitor steps. Twelve South says the ActionSleeve 2 also provide some protection while keeping its Digital Crown fully accessible. It is available for both 40mm and 44mm models and costs US$39.99.

Bombich Software Releases Carbon Copy Cloner 6

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Bombich Software has recently released Carbon Copy Cloner 6, the latest update for its backup program. The team says: “It’s a major upgrade with a redesigned interface and dozens of new features. It’s been almost four years since our last major release and we’ve packed in a ton of new features.” CCC can now use the macOS FSEvents service for a list of folders modified on the source since the last backup rather than scanning every folder for changes. The UI has also been redesigned and includes dark mode and a more detailed progress indication when a task is running, and more.

Bombich Software Releases Carbon Copy Cloner 6

BFGoodrich Tires Launched an Offroad App Called ‘OnTrail’

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On Tuesday, BFGoodrich Tires announced the release of its app called OnTrail. Meant for off-road enthusiasts, it combines essential trail companion tools with community sharing functions, allowing adventure seekers to communicate and share their trips in real time. Designed for off-roaders of every skill level, OnTrail provides key information to maximize any trip experience. With the OnTrail app, consumers can easily filter by weather conditions, trail difficulty, length of time and user reviews to confidently identify their ideal off-road exploits. OnTrail also recommends points of interest and includes the option to upload photos, allowing users to share real-time conditions and adventures.

SetApp-maker MacPaw Opening Apple Museum in Kyiv

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MacPaw, the company behind SetApp and other popular pieces of software was found based on a love of Macs. Indeed, the company has a collection of them. CEO and founder Oleksandr Kosovan revealed that it nows opening up that collection as a museum in Kyiv.

Passionate, stirring, reverent love for Macs. The very moment I got my first Apple keyboard, a strong bond was made. That’s how I created CleanMyMac — an app that is all about making Macs cleaner, faster, and stronger. And I think it’s a love confession in itself. But it didn’t end there. As our team in Kyiv grew and created more high-quality software for Mac, it felt very inspiring to be surrounded by our objects of love — the Macs. The first collection of Macs arrived in the MacPaw office from Tekserve, once a repair shop, later an influential Apple dealer located in New York. Over the years, Tekserve collected around 40 Macs from all generations… We’ve long wanted to have a space infused with tech innovation, growth, and knowledge sharing. For us, the inspiration is Apple. For you, it could be something else. Our mission is to inspire you for all the incredible things to come.

Summon the Seven Princes of Hell With ‘The Book of Asmodeus’

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“5300 years ago Asmodeus wrote a book that people can summon his demons. If you defeat the demons, all earthly lust and pleasure are yours. In 2021 we found that book.” The Book of Asmodeus is an “interactive horror book and game” that involves using the augmented reality capabilities on your iPhone. The Kickstarter page lists it as an upcoming project, but the team’s Medium post shares the details. In the game it sounds like you “summon” AR demons and defeat them, all while writing your own story. It sounds like one of those Choose Your Own Adventure books. The book in question looks really cool. The team says it’s handmade with a 3D printed/polymer clay cover, with pages showing original artwork. There will be a PDF version for US$49 and a super early bird Kickstarter reward for the hardcover-US$79.

Summon the Seven Princes of Hell With ‘The Book of Asmodeus’

Someone Made a Functioning Guitar Made From iPhones

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On Sunday a cool video made the rounds on Twitter, and it shows how one guy built an electric guitar out of iPhones. These look like older iPhones like iPhone 5c and iPhone 6. The video says it was made from 105 iPhones and iPods and cost US$2,600 to build. All devices were purchased from secondhand stores, and it was created by Artem Mayer, who owns a guitar repair shop in Moscow, Russia.

Inside The Episode Four of Apple TV+ 'The Mosquito Coast'

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The latest ‘Inside the Episode’ video for episode of The Mosquito Coast was released over the weekend. In it, cast and creators, including Justin Theroux, discuss the various characters’ motivations.

Official Trailer for Prince Harry, Oprah Apple TV+ Series Emerges

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The official trailer for Oprah and Prince Harry’s Apple TV+ series about mental health has emerged. It gives a hint at the range of voices that will appear in The Me You Can’t See. The show itself premieres on May 21. The trailer was still ‘unlisted’ on YouTube at the time of this writing, but MacRumors had spotted it!

Apple TV+ Recap - Iconic Book Characters as Seen in 'Ghostwriter'

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New episodes of Ghostwriter are now available on Apple TV+. A video was also released on Friday recapping some of the iconic book characters that have already appeared in the series. They include The White Rabbit from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Mowgli from The Jungle Book.

Apple’s Newest Arcade Recommendation is ‘Fantasian’

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Fantasian is a game on Apple Arcade from the creator of Final Fantasy. It’s a new RPG set against a backdrop made from over 150 handmade dioramas that blends physical environments and 3D characters. Players will assume the role of protagonist, Leo, who awakens from a massive explosion only to find himself lost in a strange land with only one memory left to him. As players set out on a journey to reclaim Leo’s memories, they will unravel the mysteries of the bizarre mechanical infection slowly engulfing all that is known to mankind.

Apple’s Newest Arcade Recommendation is ‘Fantasian’

System76 Releases Open Source Keyboard for Multiple Platforms

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System76 revealed that it now sells an open-source keyboard that works for macOS, Linux, and Windows, and is made in Colorado. It has a tenkeyless layout (without a numeric pad) with keys that can be customized to fit the user’s needs, such as its split space bar where one can be swapped for a shift, backspace, or function key. “Remap keys, swap keycaps, and configure multiple layers to your liking. Launch uses only three keycap sizes to vastly expand your configuration options.” It’s available starting at US$285.

System76 Releases Open Source Keyboard for Multiple Platforms

Sir Jony Ive Commencement Address to California College of the Arts’s Class of 2021

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Sir Jony Ive CCA commencement address

Form Apple design chief Sir Jony Ive gave a commencement address to the California College of the Arts’s Class of 2021. He was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree and described appearing as an “extraordinary honor.” The speech was filmed by Nick Knight and is now available to watch via SHOWstudio.

 

This Rugged AirTag Keychain is Great for Camping

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On Mac Geek Gab, Dave and John talk about a new product called TagVault. It’s a rugged AirTag keychain and available to preorder for US$12.95. Unlike other AirTag holders, this one completely encases the product to prevent scratching and other wear-and-tear, plus it’s also waterproof.

Designed for the real world. Other open designs let AirTags get scratched and take abuse from everything else in your pocket (sorry Hermès). Nondescript, doesn’t visually broadcast that it’s an AirTag case.

Official Trailer for '1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything' on Apple TV+

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Apple TV+ released the trailer for 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything on Tuesday. The docuseries, which outlines the way music contributed to political and cultural upheaval in that year, will premiere on May 21. The eight episodes include never-before-seen footage from the likes of The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Bob Marley, Marvin Gaye, The Who, Joni Mitchell, and Lou Reed.