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Apple TV+ Guide: Every Apple TV show and movie available now
Apple TV+ offers exclusive Apple original TV shows and movies in 4K HDR quality. You can watch across all of your screens and pick up where you left off on any device. Apple TV+ costs $4.99 per month. Here’s every Apple original television show and movie available now on Apple TV+, as well as the latest trailers …
The Greatest Beer Run Ever is the latest Apple Original Film, now streaming on the Apple TV+ streaming service. The movie stars Zac Efron as Chickie Donohue, telling the incredible true story of a man who volunteers to go to Vietnam, during war time, just to give his allied soldiers a beer. It’s based on a written memoir of the same name.
Logitech is today launching a new ‘Designed for Mac’ brand, presenting a range of keyboard and mice aimed at Apple users.
This includes a new MX Mechanical Mini for Mac keyboard, with low-profile tactile switches and backlighting activated by proximity sensor, available in Space Gray and Pale Gray finishes. A color-matched MX Master 3S mouse is also on sale now. Logitech is also releasing a new vertical ‘Lift’ mouse and a new blueberry colorway for their circular keycap K380 keyboard.
Apple TV+ streaming five classic Sidney Poitier films to celebrate new documentary release
iPhone 14 charging slowly? How to fast charge your iPhone
How to watch Aaron Judge break the baseball home run record on Apple TV+
Baseball player Aaron Judge is aiming for an all-time home run league record today, having already racked up sixty this season. And in a rather coincidental turn of events, the crucial game lands on the last Apple TV+ Friday Night Baseball day of the season, an incredible finale for Apple’s first venture into live sports.
Apple is widely expected to land rights to stream NFL Sunday Ticket on the Apple TV platform, but with an estimated price tag in the $2.5 billion range, it is taking a while for the deal to be finalized.
In the meantime, likely as an offshoot of those negotiations, Apple Music has been announced as the new sponsor of the Super Bowl halftime show, in a multi-year deal starting with Super Bowl 57 on February 12, 2023.
How to watch the new Sidney Poitier documentary on Apple TV+
Apple TV+ has scored one of the hottest TV packages of the year, landing Vince Gilligan’s new project, via Deadline. The Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul creator’s new project was naturally hotly contested, with Apple ultimately securing the series with a two season upfront order.
Details about the untitled project are naturally being kept under wraps. So far, it is described as a “grounded genre drama”. The series will star Better Call Saul lead actress Rhea Seehorn.
Pixelmator Pro update adds new canvas templates to easily create reusable designs and mockups
The latest update from the Pixelmator Pro team is version 3.0, featuring a whole new way to create reusable templates for your Pixelmator projects. The update ships with 200 premium design templates and mockups, and the integrated placeholder features allow users to create their own.
The iPhone 14 Pro always-on display does not work like most Android phone always-on display modes (consisting of mostly black pixels with an always-visible clock). It works more like the Apple Watch, where the always-on mode is almost identical to the standard lock screen – the same colorful wallpaper and information-rich widgets, just dimmed.
Many people getting their hands on the new iPhones were surprised by this. In fact, some of the initial reviews suggest disabling the always-on display feature altogether because it was too distracting. It turns out, though, there’s a hidden way to try a black-and-white always-on display on your iPhone …
Synology: How to easily sync data from an old NAS to a new one
If you are moving from an old Synology to a new Synology NAS, or just want to keep two NAS in sync at all times, the simple-yet-effective solution I’ve found is to use Shared Folder Sync with rsync. You can set this up easily in the Synology web control panel. Here’s how.
Apple will be releasing a software update to fix the camera shake / rattling issue affecting iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models. Apple told Bloomberg that the update will be available next week.
This will resolve customer concerns that the violent camera shake problems may have been a result of a hardware defect with their new phones. Instead, users should be able to simply install the software update when it is available.
Although the iPhone 14 looks almost identical to the iPhone 13 on the outside, it is a different story on the inside.
As evidenced in this iFixit teardown, Apple has made it much easier to repair the back glass panel. The back glass can now be removed independently of the logic board, making repairs much cheaper. Previously, only the front glass was separably removable. And, it seems Apple is also passing this cost savings onto consumers …
Update: The Wall Street Journal reports that the clipboard bug will be fixed in next week’s software update, along with a fix for the OIS camera rattling bug afflicting some iPhone 14 Pro owners.
Seemingly starting in the release version of iOS 16, many iPhone users are seeing an annoying behavior where the system presents a clipboard paste permissions prompt (almost) every time the user tries to paste some text from another app.
In a reply sent to a MacRumors reader who had shared his frustrations with Apple SVP Craig Federighi over email, Apple executive Ron Huang confirms the behavior is indeed a bug.
iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max include a new Emergency SOS feature via satellite connectivity, so that users can get help even when out of cellular and Wi-Fi range. This feature launches in the United States and Canada first, starting in November.
A Reuters report this weekend indicated that the satellite features are enabled by a Qualcomm X65 modem inside the phones. An Apple statement to Reuters also said that custom Apple-designed radio frequency components and software also make the satellite feature possible.
The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max feature a new always-on display, which means your device remains dimly lit even when asleep, showing the date and time, your lock screen wallpaper, and notifications. However, some said this feature is distracting. Here’s how to turn off the always-on display.
Apple today released a support document officially detailing potential issues for customers setting up their new iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro today.
Due to activation issues in iOS 16.0, iMessage and FaceTime may not work properly out of the box. iPhone 14 issues include being unable to receive iMessage or FaceTime calls, green bubbles showing instead of blue bubbles when contacting another iMessage user, and recipients may see your messages coming from the correct account …