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5. Mai 2018

eBay Celebrates Star Wars Day With New Site-Wide 15% Off Coupon, Get HomePod for $306

eBay today launched its latest site-wide coupon event, in celebration of Star Wars Day. With the offer, you can get 15 percent off everything across eBay with just a few exclusions: Coins & Paper Money, Gift Cards & Coupons, and Real Estate categories.

Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with eBay. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

The 15 percent off coupon is running for one day only and ends later today, May 4, at 4:00 p.m. PT. To use it, you’ll need to make a purchase on eBay worth $50 or more, pay for the item or items by the coupon’s expiration time [...]

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18. April 2018

‚Star Wars: Jedi Challenges‘ iOS App Updates With ARKit Support for Holochess Mode

When Apple first announced its ARKit developer platform, one of the examples it gave was an image that showed someone playing Dejarik, a holographic board game from the Star Wars universe. The game has been available in an augmented reality experience on the iOS „Star Wars: Jedi Challenges“ app [Direct Link], but it required pieces of hardware — namely the Lenovo Mirage AR headset — that currently costs $149.99.

This week Disney updated the Jedi Challenges app with ARKit support, removing the requirement of a Lenovo Mirage AR headset and letting anyone with an iPhone or iPad running iOS 11 play Dejarik Holochess for free (via Gizmodo UK). ARKit [...]

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12. Februar 2018

Apple Goes to Court With French Tax Activist Group That Paints Company as The Empire From Star Wars

Last month, Apple sued French tax activist group „Attac“ for occupying its flagship Parisian store during a protest of what Attac called „wide-scale tax evasion.“ Today, Apple has asked the court in Paris to ban the group from its French stores and prevent any further stunts from happening.

In response to the court filing, Attac today mobilized in front of the court in further protest, sporting a Star Wars theme that equates Apple to The Empire and Tim Cook to Emperor Palpatine (via The Guardian and MacGeneration).

Image via @attac_fr The court will rule later in February on the case, and Apple is said to hope for a full ban to prevent any [...]

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12. Januar 2018

Air-Gapped MacBook Air Helped Rian Johnson Avoid Leaks When Writing ‚Star Wars: The Last Jedi‘

Writer/director Rian Johnson did an interview with The Wall Street Journal this week, discussing his favorite tech essentials that he uses both casually and professionally, including for the creation of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. In regards to the scripting process of The Last Jedi, Johnson said that he wrote the entire film on an air-gapped MacBook Air.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi official title via starwars.com An air-gapped computer is never connected to the internet, ensuring that the device is completely isolated from other, potentially non-secure networks. Johnson explained that this prevented secrets within The Last Jedi’s script from ever getting out, and he [...]

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