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2019 August 19
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8 Bit Kid – Run and Jump , Advertising Agency , TimeShutter – Daily Selfies and more


TimeShutter – Daily Selfies ( $0.99 → Free ) Pixnbit Inc. TimeShutter allows you to relive entire weeks, months, and years with a single video. Capture a reference photo to act as your anchor. Then come back to the app on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis to capture new photos that will be stacked on top of each other. You’re able to use overlays to ensure each photo is as close to the original reference photo as possible. When the time comes to relive your moments, adjust the FPS and decide whether you want to save it as a video or as a GIF.


8 Bit Kid – Run and Jump ( $1.99 → Free ) Volkan Kutlubay 8 Bit Kid’s pixel art style and classic gameplay will take you back to the gold old days. Run and jump through 50 levels using on-screen buttons and attack your enemies with projectiles. If you take a hit you’ll have to restart from the previous checkpoint. Gems earned during your runs can be used to purchase upgrades.

Advertising Agency ( $1.99 → Free ) Blake HARRIS You’re the boss of Ad Co. What will you do with all of that power? Swipe vertically to go from floor to floor and pitch ideas to clients to earn different projects. You’ll have to hire staff and determine wages in order to keep your business lean and competitive. Offer up donuts and other sugary treats to boost moral. No matter your approach, keep the business afloat.

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Apple seeds sixth macOS Catalina beta to developers

2019 August 19
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Following the latest beta seeds to developers of iOS, iPadOS, and others, Apple is following along with the latest for macOS Catalina.

Apple on Monday seeded the sixth beta of macOS Catalina to developers. As is par for the course with any beta seed, this is meant specifically for testing and should not be installed on a daily driver, but rather a secondary device. It’s possible that, despite the many weeks of previous betas, that this pre-release software still has bugs and other performance issues to be wary of.

To update, registered developers simply need to open System Preferences and then select Software Update.

macOS Catalina, like the other major updates to Apple’s platforms, is a big one. It not only separates the iTunes software, essentially breaking up the behemoth product, but also adds a variety of new features to the mix, including the Sidecar feature which can turn an iPad into a secondary display for the Mac.

iTunes is the big focal point for Apple with Catalina. With the desktop operating system’s incoming update, the software will be separated into three separate apps: Music, Podcasts, and Apple TV. This should make content management more manageable.

Screen Time is also coming to Macs with Catalina, allowing users to easily set rules for apps and more. Project Catalyst will make it easier for developers to make their iPad apps available on macOS.

There is much more to the latest version of macOS Catalina. The new desktop operating system will have its public launch later this year, presumably sometime before the end of September.

Are you looking forward to the launch of macOS Catalina later this year?

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Apple Arcade rumored to cost $4.99 per month after one month free trial

2019 August 19
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Earlier this year, Apple announced a mobile games subscription service called Apple Arcade. Unfortunately at the time there wasn’t any mention of just how much the service would cost when it arrives later this year.

Now, we may finally have an answer.

According to a new report from 9to5Mac, Apple Arcade will cost $4.99 per month. This discovery was made as part of an API tied to the App Store app. A tagged promotional message indicates that Apple Arcade will cost the $5 per month, but that Apple will continue to offer a one month free trial for the public later this year as well.

Today, I was able to get information about the price of an Apple Arcade subscription to customers. This information is available in one of the APIs used by the App Store app. According to a promotional message found in the service, the price for Apple Arcade will be $4.99 / month, including a one-month free trial. As Apple previously announced, the service will allow access to all members in a Family Sharing account.

Apple launched an early access program for Apple Arcade earlier this month, but that’s for employees only and costs just $0.49 per month for the time being. That price will go up after the early access program shuts down later this year, once the subscription service goes live to the public.

Of course, things can change. Right now Apple has not officially announced anything just yet, so this could all change before the service launches this fall.

At $4.99 per month, Apple Arcade would be almost too good to pass up. If this is indeed the case, will you sign up?

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Apple shares first full trailer for ‘The Morning Show’ coming to Apple TV+

2019 August 19
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Following a recent teaser trailer for “The Morning Show” that hasn’t revealed much (that’s why they’re calling them teasers), Apple today shared the first lengthy trailer for its upcoming morning show drama starring Reese Witherspoon (“Big Little Lies”), Jennifer Aniston (“Friends”) and Steve Carell (“The Office”), coming to the Apple TV+ service this fall.

The video reveals previously unknown details.

Aniston and Witherspoon’s characters are being described as “two complicated women working to navigate the mine field of high-powered jobs while facing crises in both their personal and professional lives. Thematically, the upcoming original show is designed to explore “ego, ambition and the misguided search for power.”

Watch it embedded right ahead.

Song: “Goodbye Stranger” by Supertramp

The high-stakes drama “pulls back the curtain” on the morning news.

“What happens when the people you trust to tell the truth prove themselves to be dishonest?” asks Apple. The show follows “the free fall of an early morning newscast in the wake of a scandal and its struggle to survive in an era when news arrives in the palm of your hand.”

Variety analyzed the trailer to give a quick look at what’s to come later this year.

In the video, Aniston’s character declares it’s going to be a ‘new era’ at the morning talk show the Apple drama is centered on. An anchor on the show-within-the-show, she addresses her audience alone at the news desk, bringing them ‘sad and upsetting news’ about her co-host, played by Carell, who she says was fired after allegations were made against him.

But his character isn’t the only one whose life is upended by this change, as Aniston’s character is declared to have passed her ‘sell-by date.’ Enter Witherspoon as a field reporter who claims she doesn’t fit ‘any mold’ and that show-within-a-show is going to have a new look and new power dynamic.

For good measure, here’s the original teaser video for “The Morning Show”.

Witherspoon and Aniston did take the stage at an Apple event to tease the upcoming show, promoting it by showing only brief snippets of the show. Now that Apple’s started releasing teaser videos and full trailers, we have a better idea about this series.

For those wondering, Apple’s commissioned two ten-episode seasons so far.

Who’s looking forward to watching this promising Apple original series?

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Disney+ will stream on the most popular devices at launch, including iPhone, iPad and Apple TV with support for IAPs and the TV app

2019 August 19
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The upcoming new Disney+ video-streaming service from the Mickey Mouse house, launching in the United States in November, will stream on the world’s most popular consumer devices, including Apple’s iPhone smartphones, iPad tablets and Apple TV media streamers.

Just ahead of the D23 Expo, which kicks off Friday, August 23 in Anaheim, the company confirmed global launch dates and pricing for Disney+ in Canada, The Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand. Additionally, Disney has confirmed reaching global agreements with nearly all the major platforms to distribute the Disney+ app across partner mobile and connected TV devices. A company spokesperson told The Verge that Disney has nothing to announce regarding “channel” marketplaces like Apple TV Channels or Amazon Prime Channels

At launch, people will be able to subscribe to Disney+ directly (by entering their credit card details in a form on Disney’s website) or via Apple’s In-App Purchase mechanism. It will support the following partner platforms and devices at launch:

  • iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV: Full support for Apple’s In-App Purchase mechanism and integration with the TV app so that movies, originals and shows will appear there among other suggested things to watch.
  • Android smartphones
  • Android TV media streamers
  • Google Apple and Chromecast built-in devices
  • Microsoft Xbox One
  • Sony PlayStation 4
  • Android based Sony TVs
  • Roku streaming players and Roku TV models

The glaring omission from this list: Amazon’s Fire TV lineup.

Support may expand to additional devices as Disney+ rolls out globally across next year.

Announced in April, Disney+ will take advantage of the Mickey Mouse house’s deep library of original and acquired content. Disney controls the entertainment industry’s most valuable brands, like Marvel, Star Wars and Pixar. The entertainment conglomerate will leverage those assets and its brand power to undercut most other streaming services. Disney+ starts streaming November 12 in the United States, Canada and The Netherlands.

Content will be streamed in resolutions up to 4K and with HDR when available.

It will cost just seven bucks per month in the US ($60 per year), nine Canadian dollars in Canada ($90CAD per year) and €7 per month in The Netherlands (€70 per year). The following week, the service will launch in Australia and New Zealand on November 19, priced at $9AUD per month ($90AUD per year) and $10NZD per month ($100NZF per year), respectively.

Disney also announced plans for streaming via web browsers on PCs.

Earlier this month, the media giant announced a new $13 per month bundle that’ll include Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ subscriptions. As if that weren’t enough, Disney now has full control of Hulu after acquiring Comcast’s Hulu stake for at least $5.8 billion.

What are your thoughts on Disney+ so far?

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