Apple outlines Force Friday II in-store events

How To: Build Your Own Star Wars Trailer

This Friday, September 1st, Disney kicks off its Force Friday II promotion in over 20,000 retail locations across 30 different countries. Apple retail locations will be participating in the event, and has invited customers to participate in free Star Wars workshops over the weekend.

The workshops include:

How To: Build Your Own Star Wars Trailer

New iOS Games and Apps of the Week: Radiation City and more

Reigns: Her Majesty

The follow-up to Radiation Island is now available on the Apple App Store. Radiation City is a crafting/survival game that takes place forty years after an unfortunate accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. The game is played from a first-person perspective where you must scavenge and craft to survive. The controls are bit clunky and there is a lot to learn, but it's a decent enough title once you get the hang of it.

5 iPad apps to help you draft a championship fantasy football team

Fantasy Football 2017

The iPad is one of the most useful tools for fantasy football owners. It not only allows you to keep track of your draft board, but it can be a great way to research information and find tips to help draft a winning team. Downloading the right apps is key to having a successful draft and maintaining your team throughout the fantasy football season. Here are 5 apps that will help you reach the playoffs and win your league championship:

Vudu comes to Apple TV


Walmart's digital streaming service Vudu is now available on the Apple TV. Vudu supports Ultraviolet -- a service that allows users to download a free digital copies of participating movies on Blu-ray or DVD. Vudu members can also rent or purchase digital copies of hit movies and television shows, or watch some titles for free with commercials. Vudu is free to join and it is supported by most streaming and mobile devices, such as the PlayStation 4.

Affinity Photo rolls out huge update for iPad app

Affinity Photo

iPad-specific apps are pretty much a thing of the past, but there are still a few available on the Apple App Store. One of those apps is Affinity Photo -- a full feature, professional photo editing tool for the iPad. The app's developer, Serif Labs today released version 1.6.4 with a new Macro studio, a new Export LUT feature, tons of improvements and fixes.

New iOS Games and Apps of the Week: The Girl Who Sold the World and more

Tunnels & Trolls Adventures

The Girl Who Sold the World is a full audio adventure for the iPad and iPhone. An audio adventure is like a choose your own adventure with no fancy graphics. The game uses sound instead of animations or images to help players paint an image of the story in their head. The Girl Who Sold the World follows Frances, who is on an adventure of self discovery. The story is told in chapters and includes challenging puzzles for players to solve.

The Girl Who Sold the World is available on the App Store for $2.99.

Apple releases six new 'how to' iPad videos for iOS 11

Apple has relatively ignored the iPad in the last few major iOS updates. Most of the new features introduced in iOS 9 and iOS 10 were more geared towards iPhone owners. This makes sense due to slumping tablet sales, but the iPad has seen a bit of a resurgence in the last few months. There was a slight bump in iPad sales last quarter, and this year Apple refreshed its tablet lineup with a couple of updated models and a new 10-inch Pro version.


ESPN releases new 4-way split screen feature for Apple TV

ESPN MultiCast

ESPN rolled out a new version of their Apple TV app that allows users the ability to watch four live streams simultaneously. The new MultiCast feature is designed for ESPN subscribers to keep an eye on multiple games so they don't have to miss any action. MultiCast is perfect for the college football fans, or those nights when two or more of your favorite teams are playing. It will also allow you to check up on your team's rivals, or watch your best fantasy football players all at the same time.

BioShock Remastered coming to Mac on August 22

BioShock Mac

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the original release, BioShock Remastered is coming to macOS. Originally released for Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360 in August 2007, BioShock follows a man named Jack who crashes his plane in the ocean near the underwater city of Rapture. Jack must find a way to escape the city while fighting his way through humans who have been super humanly altered by a genetic material called ADAM.

Save $100 on the iPad mini 4 [Deals]

Staples iPad mini Sale

It is quite possible that the iPad mini 4 will be the last 7.9-inch tablet released by Apple. iPad mini sales have not only been cannibalized by the larger iPhone models, but it is also no longer the most affordable iPad on the market, except for today. Staples is offering a $100 discount on the 128GB WiFi model, bringing the price down from $399 to $299. This makes the fourth-generation iPad mini cheaper than the current 9.7-inch model at $329.


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