By Jim Gresham on May 29, 2016
Of the running Wallpapers of the Week section, Star Wars wallpapers are among the most popular. Today’s collection features fan art in the noir and minimalist categories, taking a new spin on our previous Star Wars wallpaper posts.
With a six year span of Star Wars movies, starting with The Force Awakens in 2015 and a new movie launching each year until 2020, Star Wars wallpapers will continue to be a popular category for new and old fans alike. Inside, take a look at the newest selection and download images for your iPhone or desktop. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Apr 7, 2016
The first trailer for LucasFilm’s upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story film went online and boy does it look great. Set shortly before the events of Star Wars: Episode IV—A New Hope, the story of Rogue One centers on a group of Rebel spies on a mission to steal the plans for the Galactic Empire’s new weapon, the Death Star.
Directed by Gareth Edwards and written by Gary Whitta and Chris Weitz from an idea by visual effects supervisor John Knoll, Rogue One will be the very first standalone movie set in the Star Wars universe. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Apr 1, 2016
Apple has been accepting pre-orders for J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens on the iTunes Store for a few weeks now.
Today, April 1 (not a joke), the movie released on the iTunes Store. The $19.99 high-definition download includes iTunes Extras like deleted scenes and interviews with the cast and filmmakers.
The movie is not yet available for renting. The SD version will follow on April 5 for $14.99, when Star Wars: The Force Awakens is scheduled to launch at physical retailers. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Dec 18, 2015
The soundtrack for JJ Abram’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now available for purchase on iTunes and streaming through Apple Music. The full album with 23 songs ‘Mastered for iTunes’ and composed by the legendary John Williams can be downloaded in iTunes for $11.99, or you can buy individual tracks from the album at $1.29 a piece. Read More
By Cody Lee on Dec 16, 2015
Apple on Wednesday joined the chorus of other tech companies looking to capitalize on the popularity of the new Star Wars movie, by rolling out a dedicated radio station in Apple Music. You can find the new station in the ‘Radio’ section of the Music app on iOS, or in iTunes.
As you’d expect, Star Wars radio plays through a library of memorable music from past movies. In my short time listening to the station, I heard the popular Main Title/Rebel Blockade Runner, Yoda’s Theme, Emperor Arrives, and a slew of sound effects like R2-D2 beeping. Read More
By Jim Gresham on Dec 13, 2015
The week is finally arrived. This Friday, December 18, Star Wars: The Force Awakens will hit theaters. With more than $500M in ticket presales, the next installment in the Star Wars saga is prepared to shatter box office records, making it one of the most highly anticipated films in history.
It comes as no surprise the film is so popular, given the smashing success of the franchise since the 1970’s. Now with Disney’s backing, it is impossible to go anywhere, see anything, or watch TV without being pummeled by advertising. To ensure your entire life is Star Wars: The Force Awakens, download your favorite iPhone wallpapers from our collection. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Nov 23, 2015
Tons of Google properties are getting Star Wars-themed Easter eggs today in an interesting new promotion celebrating the arrival of Disney’s highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie, which opens on December 18, 2015.
Just point your browser at google.com/starwars/ and log in with your Google Account.
You’ll then be asked to choose between the Dark or Light sides of the Force. Depending on your choice, a number of Google’s most widely used web properties will be skinned and themed accordingly, including Gmail, Chrome and Google Maps. Read More
By Jim Gresham on Nov 8, 2015
The Force Awakens trailer releases are causing a great disturbance in the Force. If you are particularly interested in seeing additional sneak preview details, any Star Wars fan would tell you to view the Disney release Japanese trailer that contains footage not released to English speaking audiences.
With the movie just more than one month away, the Wallpapers of the Week section is hoping to help celebrate the excitement. Inside this week’s installment are a few images from and inspired by The Force Awakens. Of course, we must also pay homage to the original trilogy. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Sep 4, 2015
Sphero, makers of the namesake spherical robot toy, today released a brand new connected toy, an iPhone-controlled BB-8 droid from the upcoming ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ movie. Yes, it’s now possible to explore the galaxy with your own trusty astromech droid by your side.
Featuring an adaptive personality that changes as you play, the little robot can show a range of expressions and even “perk up when you give voice commands”. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jul 22, 2015
The sequel to arguably the best and most engaging Star Wars game has finally arrived on the Mac as Aspyr today announced immediate availability of a Mac port for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II – The Sith Lords.
The game is available for just $6.99 in the Mac App Store, down from its regular $9.99 price point, or through Steam for Mac and Linux platforms.
KOTOR II challenges you to play as the last remaining Jedi Knight while using the power of the Force—for good or evil—to determine the fate of the galaxy. The game supports wide screen mode and native 5K resolution of the 27-inch iMac. It also packs in support for some of the most popular physical controllers around, throws in Game Center achievements for good measure and includes lots of other perks. Read More