Baldur’s Gate and more D&D classics are coming to Nintendo Switch

Your favorite RPGs are back and better than ever.

What you need to know

Larian Studios recently teased Baldur’s Gate 3.
Baldur’s Gate, Planetscape, Icewind Dale, and Neverwinter Nights are coming to modern consoles.
Each game will come with all DLC and expansions this fall.
The Dungeons & Dragons resurgence has done wonders for the popularity of tabletop role-playing games, and now that success is bridging the gap to modern consoles. It’s sometimes hard to justify enhancing decades-old video games, but Skybound and Beamdog have teamed up to do just that to bring Baldur’s Gate, Planetscape: Torment, Icewind Dale, and Neverwinter Nights to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

The Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Pack, Icewind Dale, and Planetscape: Torment: Enhanced will hit store shelves first starting on September 24, 2019 in North America. Neverwinter Nights will hit the market on December 3, 2019 in North America. They will release in other territories three days after the…

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iMore show 659: MacOS Double Entendre

The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Watch, TV, Mac, and Apple!

The new iPod touch may not be for everyone, but Lory Gil, Rene Ritchie, Georgia Dow, and Mikah Sargent have a litany of use cases for it as a relatively inexpensive iOS device. They’re also really, really hoping for a Mac Pro and 6K Pro display to be announced next week! They’ve got rumors to share along with some naming ideas for the new versions of Mac OS and iOS.

Apple has responded to anti-competitive claims regarding the App Store, and Rene made a video about 50 people to follow on Twitter during WWDC. Finally, the crew talk about what they know so far regarding Pokemon Sleep and Pokemon Home.

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Show notes

New iPod touch
Apple 6K Pro display
Apple responds to anti-competitive claims with new App Store page
Best events to attend during WWDC 2019
WWDC 2019 &mdas…

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Is Dauntless by Epic Games available on the Nintendo Switch?

Best answer: Dauntless is touted as the first truly cross-platform game, but it isn’t there yet. Now that they have the PlayStation 4, Xbox, and PC versions up and running, they are actively working on the Nintendo Switch version as we speak.

The safest way to pay: Nintendo E-Shop gift card ($25 at Amazon)
What is Dauntless?

Dauntless is the latest release from Epic Games — The makers of Fortnite and Unreal Tournament — and features giant-monster hunting gameplay and crafting.

You play a Slayer, one of the heroes of the Shattered Isles, your home in Dauntless. You go around the countryside slaying enormous monsters called Behemoths. These Behemoths are the currency of the realm and let you craft weapons, armor, potions, and all manner of other things to help you in your slaying.

The gameplay really is a lot like Monster Hunter World. You select a hunt you want to go on and wait for the matchmaking to choose some companions. Once you have a team ready, you spawn down o…

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Don’t worry about drops with your MacBook Pro with these cases!

Do you have butterfingers and get worried about dropping your expensive investment on the ground? Or perhaps you just want your MacBook Pro to have the best and toughest protection there possibly is. Or you just like that rugged and durable look. Whatever the case may be, we have rounded up some great rugged cases for your MacBook Pro!

Military grade protection

Urban Armor Gear Feather-Light Rugged Case

Staff Favorite

This rugged case from Urban Armor Gear will fit your 13-inch MacBook Pro between 2016-2019. The armor shell has impact-resistant bumpers to ensure total protection in case anything happens, and there’s a tactile grip so your computer won’t slip out of your hands in wet or slippery conditions. It’s military tested for the ultimate drop protection. There is also a 15-inch version available.

$80 at Amazon

Rugged protection for older models

NexCase Heavy Duty Slim Rubberized Rugged Case

This case is made for older 13-inch Retina MacBook Pros (without USB-C and n…

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How to customize your iPhone display

Make your iPhone and iPad your own by changing the screen’s wallpaper and much more.

iOS 12 wallpaper options!

With every new iOS update, there are new wallpaper options! Here are the newest and coolest from iOS 12.

While you can’t completely change the look and feel of your iPhone or iPad, you can give it a customized wallpaper for your Lock and Home screens.

That wallpaper can be a still image from Apple’s own collection or your Photo Library, but you can also use Live Photos (on an iPhone), and choose whether to have that wallpaper remain still, or change perspective as you move your phone around. Here’s how to go about it!

How to pick your wallpaper for iPhone and iPad
How to adjust your wallpaper for iPhone and iPad
How to change the wallpaper directly from the Photos app

How to pick your wallpaper for iPhone and iPad

Changing your wallpaper is easy — you just have pick the right image!

Launch the Settings app from your iPhone or iPad Home…

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Back to My Mac being discontinued for all versions of macOS on July 1

In an update to one of its support documents, Apple is letting users of versions of macOS prior to Mojave that Back to My Mac, a feature that allows Mac users to connect to other Macs for the file and screen sharing, will be discontinued in all versions of macOS on July 1, 2019.

From Apple, via MacRumors:

As of July 1, 2019, Back to My Mac service is not available in any other version of macOS. You can use these alternatives for file access, screen sharing, and remote desktop access.

Apple previously discontinued Back to My Mac in macOS Mojave in late 2018, but the feature remained functional on older versions of macOS up until this point. Customers who use macOS High Sierra or earlier will need to either find alternatives or follow Apple’s recommendations.

To replace the functionality of Back to My Mac, Apple makes a few recommendations. For file transfers between Macs (and iOS devices), Apple recommends using iCloud Drive. Anyone with an Apple ID has at least 5GB of iCloud …

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Lapis X Labryrinth for Nintendo Switch: Everything you need to know

Lapis x Labyrinth is a flashy, dungeon crawling, loot-filled adventure out now on Nintendo Switch – here’s what you need to know.

Love dungeon crawling, but wish there was a new take on it? Leave it to Nippon Ichi and Lapis x Labyrinth, which is out now on Nintendo Switch and offers a proper action platforming adventure with robust party customization and lots of pomp and circumstance. Don’t be fooled by the cutesy art style that the developer has long embraced. There’s a surprising amount of depth to what you can do in Lapis x Labyrinth, with a satisfying dungeon loop full of treasure.

Sweet, sweet loot

Lapis x Labyrinth Limited Edition XL

$60 at Amazon

Get rich and restore the town

Lapis x Labyrinth is a fast-paced, over-the-top dungeon crawler that will quickly satisfy a desire for sparkly things and flashy attacks. With tons of dungeons and quests and a fully customizable party, it’s an adorable and fun take on dungeon diving.

Unsure if Lapis x Labyrinth will satisfy you…

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What to do if you’re not approved for Apple Card

Heads up! We share savvy shopping and personal finance tips to put extra cash in your wallet. iMore may receive a commission from The Points Guy Affiliate Network.

Apple Card is set to release this summer and there is a good chance we’re going to at least get some more details about it next week at WWDC, so everyone is starting to gear up to get ready to apply for Apple Card when it is officially released. People are getting themselves prepared so they have the best chance of getting approved as well. But, sometimes it just doesn’t work out the way we thought it was going to.

So, you’ve gotten the email from Apple saying that Apple Card is officially released and welcomes you to apply for it. You rush into the Wallet app to start your application because you want to be one of the first people in the world to sport that beautiful titanium card and show it off to all of your friends. But, something else happens when you submit your application. You’re declined. All of that excitement…

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Delete duplicate files with this great tool

Remove pesky files with ease with two great third-party tools.

Unnecessary duplicate files on your Mac are space wasters. To find and remove duplicate files, you should consider MacPaw’s Gemini 2 software. To take your file management to the next level, check out MacPaw’s CleanMyMac X.

What is Gemini 2?

MacPaw’s Gemini 2 uses algorithms to detect duplicate files, no matter the location on your Mac. It also searches for files that look alike (but don’t have the same name), letting you decide whether they should also be deleted to save space.

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Ideally suited for tracking down songs, movies, photos, or other documents that are duplicates, Gemini 2 lets you scan your entire computer or individual files.

At the heart of Gemini 2 is a fantastic interface with clear and understandable instructions. To get started, you select a folder to scan. From there, you review the duplicates, select the ones for removable, then hit the Trash button. It’s that easy!

How to find…

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Sonos Beam vs. Sonos Playbar: Which should you buy?

We love great, high quality audio. We live and breathe superb sound from a ton of speakers and sound bars, and we’re big fans of the Sonos brand. So which sound bar should you buy? We’re taking a look at two of their popular options today to give you the best recommendation for upgrading your home audio.

Sonos Beam

Our pick

$399 at Amazon


Small and compact size that delivers big, rich sound
Great for small and medium-sized rooms
Built-in Amazon Alexa integration, works with Siri through AirPlay 2.
Plugs in via HDMI-ARC and supports CEC.
Good value

Won’t fill larger rooms with sound
The Sonos Beam is a great option for those who want to upgrade the sound system for their TV. The compact size will fit just about anywhere without being too intrusive, and it will fill the room with fantastic, high-quality sound thanks to the woofers and tweeters inside the speaker. It also has built-in Alexa support and it works with Siri through AirPlay 2.

Sonos Playbar

Big and migh…

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