Play Holochess with ARKit on Your iPhone with Star Wars: Jedi Challenges

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Star Wars: Jedi Challenges for the iPhone and iPad just got a cool update that lets you play holochess without Lenovo’s Mirage AR headset. The new update takes advantage of ARKit and your iPhone or iPad’s camera so you can play in your livingroom, or anywhere else you have enough room to walk around the virtual holochess board. Star Wars: Jedi Challenges is free, and the new holochess mode requires an ARKit-compatible iPhone or iPad.

Play Holochess with ARKit on Your iPhone with Star Wars: Jedi Challenges

RememBear: TunnelBear Intros New Password Manager

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TunnelBear is expanding beyond VPN services and into password management with its new RememBear app. The app securely stores passwords, credit cards, and more in an AES256 encrypted database, plus it can generate strong passwords for you. The app is available for macOS, iOS, Windows, and Android with autofill extensions for Safari, Chrome, and Firefox. It’s free for use on one device, or US$36 a year for sycning with multiple devices, cloud backup, and priority support.

RememBear: TunnelBear Intros New Password Manager

IK Multimedia Ships iRig Stomp I/O

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IK Multimedia announced Thursday that iRig Stomp I/O is now available. Announced during NAMM in January, this device is a essentially a pedal board for use with IK Multimedia’s AmpliTube. It features four switches, an expression pedal, a built-in preamp, phantom power for microphones, a built-in USB audio interface, a combo input jack for line, instrument or mic input, and balanced stereo output. It will work with both iPhone and iPad, but it’s big enough for an iPad, giving you more screen to see when the device sits on the floor at your feet. It’s MFi-certified, priced at US$/€299.99, and shipping.

Running Mac OS 8 on iPhone X and iPad to Play Warcraft II and SimCity 2000

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Check out this great video by YouTuber Hacking Jules where he runs Mac OS 8 on both an iPhone X and iPad (via Cult of Mac). Better yet, he uses this bit of retro fun to play Warcraft II and SimCity 2000! Now that is a quality use of resources. ::dreams idly about whiling away weeks and months playing Warcraft II and designing his own scenarios:: Right…where was I? Oh, yes, running Mac OS 8 on iPhones an iPads! Hacking Jules did this with the help of the Basilisk II 68K emulator, and the whole thing is a fine demonstration of just how powerful these modern mobile devices are. In any event, enjoy!

How to Increase Your iPhone's Memory from 16GB to 128GB

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Let’s say you want more storage in your iPhone. No problem, if you get the right flash memory chip, have the right gear to duplicate what’s on the original, and are confident with your soldering skills. Strange Parts did just that, and it worked! Check out their video to see the whole process.