Here’s the first (of what Bob LeVitus hopes will be many) gender-neutral gift guides for the moms, dads, and grads (of either sex) that you know and love.
It’s May the 4th, which means today is Star Wars Day. We rounded up four Star Wars games for your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch to help celebrate the day.
It’s May the 4th, which means today is all about celebrating everything Star Wars. That’s good news if you’re excited about Solo: A Star Wars Story because tickets for the May 25th premiere went on sale today. The movie follows young Han Solo and how he met Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian, plus we get to see how to make the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs. You can get your Solo: A Star Wars Story tickets in the Fandango app on your iPhone, or at the Fandango website. And May the 4th be with you.
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.
When they do some of their own stunts, adventure film stars usually have to hit the gym, work out and then practice for weeks before filming even a short action sequence. Daily Ridley, worked out five hours a day, five days a week for months prepping for the action scenes she did in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Here’s the video from Mashable.
Han Solo has always been a scoundrel, and the new Solo: A Star Wars Story is out to make sure we remember that. The new trailer has Han, Chewie, Lando, the Millennium Falcon, rocket trains, and more. Disney explores the life of young Han Solo in this movie, shows us how he meets Lando Calrissian, and most likely shows how to complete the Kessel Run in only 12 parsecs. Solo: A Star Wars Story will be in theaters on May 25th.
How long does it take to watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi? Only a couple minutes, if you watch LEGO Star Wars: The Last Jedi in 2 Minutes. It’s almost like watching the actual movie, except that it’s a lot shorter and narrated by a pretty awesome kid. The video is on the official Star Wars YouTube channel and is a really fun take on the latest movie from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.
We’ve been anxiously waiting for the first Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer ever since the movie was announced, and now it’s out. Considering the massive production turmoil the movie has been through, including firing and replacing directors, this could’ve been a minute and a half of pain and disappointment. Instead, it looks like we’re getting a face-paced and fun heist movie set in the Star Wars universe with young Han Solo. Hopefully the movie will live up to the trailer’s expectations. Solo: A Star Wars Story opens on Memorial Day.
Kelly Guimont and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to talk about the problem with finding hidden features in iOS and watchOS, plus they look at Apple Music’s steadily increasing subscriber base, and get a little excited over the Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer.
In this TMO video podcast, Bryan Chaffin and John Kheit look at the Spectre Meltdown, significant security issues affecting most computing devices. They also think Apple could be facing significant damages from lawsuits over Throttlegate. Star Wars: The Last Jedi gets an in-depth nerd look, and they take some time to think about what it’s like to be Tom Cruise. (WARNING NSFW: PROFANITY & RANTS)
John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to dive into Apple’s Project Marzipan plans for unified macOS and iOS app code, plus they look at the change resistance issues Apple is facing.
Lightsabers may be about the coolest sci-fi weapon ever, but they would make for a much more gruesome death than we see on the big screen. With Star Wars: The Last Jedi in theaters now it’s a good time to find out what would really happen if you took up arms with Luke Skywalker. Kyle Hill does a great job of explaining what would happen if you sliced someone with a lightsaber on Because Science. Check it out!
Looking for some cool games to kill time while you wait for Star Wars: The Last Jedi to open? Check out these iPhone and iPad games to hold you over.
Designs include: Darth Vader, Storm Trooper, R2D2, Rebel Pilot, and Boba Fett.
We found some really cool Star Wars cases that’ll look great while protecting your iPhone 7, iPhone 8, or iPhone X.
Apple’s Clips 2.0 lets you make selfie videos with cool backgrounds, including the Millennium Falcon. Read on to learn how.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is getting closer every day, and with a new trailer out December 15th can’t get here quick enough. We get some BB-8, Rey, Finn, Poe, Kylo, Chewie and his pet Pikachu, plus Luke and Leia. We also get new AT-AT and TIE Fighters, plus epic space battles and light sabers. That’s all in two and a half minutes. Check out the trailer and get ready to be inappropriately excited for the movie.
Don’t look now, driods, but Sphero has a new model come to spy on your. It’s R2-Q5, an imperial droid in the service of Emperor Palpatine, and it’s enough to send you scurrying for an oil bath! Part of Sphero’s amazing app-enabled droid product line, R2-Q5 is the 4th droid to be unleashed, and he serves as a sort of mirror to the company’s amazing R2-D2. The company said it features emotive waddles, a rotating dome, and bipod or tripod stances. As with the other models, you control R2-Q5 through your iPhone (or Android, if that’s your thing). While different from the R2 models, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my BB-8 unit from Sphero, and I think these R2 units are just amazeballs. It’s $199.99, and initially available through Best Buy.
LEGO and Star Wars are a pretty awesome combination, and one of their newest games takes that to a wonderfully fun new level with a virtual reality experience. The game is called The Last Jedi 3D Experience and it lets you build ships the Resistance and First Order use in their battle for control of the galaxy. The game plays in a web browser so you don’t need to install any special apps, and if you have Google Cardboard or View-Master VR for your iPhone it’s over-the-top cool. The Last Jedi 3D Experience is free and you can check out the game at the LEGO website.
No surprise here: Disney is pulling the Marvel and Star Wars movies from Netflix when it launches its own streaming service in 2019.