Tag: Lord of the Rings

Gandalf takes a break on his MacBook Pro while filming "The Hobbit"

Let the software install wizard jokes fly! What you're looking at above is Gandalf, played by Ian McKellen, using his MacBook Pro while taking a break during filming of The Hobbit. Naturally, the photo has inspired a slew of photoshopping and other creative spoofs. This one in particular is prett...

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5 Apps that would have made the Fellowship's trip to Mordor much easier

We already know that one does not simply walk into Mordor -- even though a pair of nasty hobbitses pulled it off just fine -- but a trip to the mountain of fire would have been a lot easier for the Fellowship if they had an iPhone handy. AroundMe For a crew of heroes as fond of the drink as ...

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Lego: Lord of the Rings calls iOS its precious, starting today

There are many Lego-branded games on the App Store, but today, one of the most popular movie crossovers, Lego: Lord of the Rings, gets the iOS treatment as well. Following in the footsteps of the iOS ports of other hand-held Lego titles, Lego: Lord of the Rings features more than 90 playable chara...

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Lord of the Rings: War in the North will hit the Mac on Aug. 29

Fans of J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle Earth rejoice -- Feral Interactive will be shipping a Mac port of Snowblind Studios' The Lord of the Rings: War in the North (US$30) on August 29. Don't be surprised if you don't recall any of the events that take place in the title, which is an action role-playi...

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LEGO Lord of the Rings brings Middle-earth to Mac on Feb. 21

There's a new Lord of the Rings game on the block and it's coming to Mac later this month. Oh, and it features characters and a world that are literally made out of blocks. Feral Interactive is preparing a port of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment's LEGO Lord of the Rings, released last fa...

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The Lord of the Rings timeline is hidden within your Mac

As we crawl ever closer to the December 14th release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Mac Observer reminds us that our Macs are fans of Middle Earth as well. Hidden within OS X's Unix architecture is a FreeBSD calendar easter egg that chronicles the Lord of the Rings saga. You can vi...

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Top Terminal easter eggs

Yeah, the headline makes it sound like the eggs are on their deathbed. But no, easter eggs (in software jargon) are little presents or surprises that developers have slipped into an application or operating system. One excellent place to find easter eggs in Mac OS X is in the Terminal. Now techni...

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