Apple TV+: How The World of 'Physical' Was Created

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

In a new video, the cast and crew of new Apple TV+ show Physical reveal how they recreated 1980s California. Writer and showrunner Annie Weismann explains how her own experience with eating disorders influenced the show. The stars, including Rose Byrne and Rory Scovel, also explain what it was like heading back to 1981. The first episodes are available to subscribers now, with new ones landing each Friday, and the show is very much worth watching.

NetNewsWire Update Supports iCloud Sync, Twitter Feeds

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Open source RSS reader NetNewsWire released an update on Tuesday that adds features that may be welcome for users: Sync via iCloud, BazQux, Inoreader, NewsBlur, The Old Reader, and FreshRSS, Share extension, Widgets for Today, Unread, and Starred articles, Special support for Reddit and Twitter feeds. So far this has been my favorite RSS reader to use and I enjoyed moving from Feedly to iCloud.

NetNewsWire Update Supports iCloud Sync, Twitter Feeds

There's Finally Official 'Ted Lasso' Merch

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Ted Lasso Merch

After some griping (not least from The Mac Observer staff…) there is now official Ted Lasso merchandise. It is available via the Warner Bros. Shop, and includes team jerseys, hoodies, and mugs with inspirational quotes from the Apple TV+ hit.

‘Meddify’ Pill Reminder Gives You Actionable Notifications

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Meddify: Pill Reminder is a brand new app to help people remember to take their pills. The developer said that the main feature of the app are Actionable Notifications and talked about privacy: “The key feature of the app is Actionable Notifications. Actionable Notifications allow marking the dose as taken or missed in one tap without launching the app. I care about Privacy. It means you don’t need to create an account to use the app. The app does not use servers to store your data. And I don’t have access to your data. All your data is stored only on your current device.”

‘Meddify’ Pill Reminder Gives You Actionable Notifications

This iOS Shortcut Acts as a Random Username Generator

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This username generator chooses a random adjective and a random noun, followed by a random number between 1 and 9,999. It then combines those into one phrase that you can use as a username. Examples the shortcut has given me include KindOven8211, TinyChild4041, ClumsyInformation5522, and BigInvestment2055.

This iOS Shortcut Acts as a Random Username Generator

Apple TV+: The 'Ted Lasso' Season Two Trailer is Here

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The trailer for season two of Ted Lasso landed Monday. Having been relegated in the last match of last season, AFC Richmond and their American coach are back, looking for some sporting glory and attempting to bring hope to their fans. The trailer doesn’t explicitly say this, but shots of Wembley Stadium and references to “a team like us” winning “the whole chimichanga” indicate to me that upcoming episodes will focus, at least in part, on the team competing (and winning?) the FA Cup – the historic knockout football competition in which teams from all levels in England can face each other. Season two of Ted Lasso premieres on Apple TV+ July 23rd.

First Three Episodes of 'Physical' Now Streaming on Apple TV+

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Rose Byrne physical

The first three episodes of Physical premiered on Apple TV+ on Friday. The series stars Rose Byrn as Sheila,  a quietly tormented housewife in 1980s San Diego. The character changes her life when she discovers aerobics. Subsequent episodes will be available each Friday.

Full RuneScape is Now Available for iPhone and iPad

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

It’s been a long time since I’ve played RuneScape; in fact that version I was playing is now known as Old School RuneScape. The old school version is still on iOS but now it’s joined by regular, full RuneScape in all its glory, not a limited mobile version like other games. Ryan Ward, RuneScape Executive Producer, said: “Today, we finally get to share and deliver the unthinkable! We have brought one of the world’s largest, most iconic MMOs, with 20 years’ worth of rich and engaging content, to mobile. Players on mobile will be welcomed to a community of millions and get to take their hero on an endless journey through the thriving and living world of Gielinor.”

Full RuneScape is Now Available for iPhone and iPad

Deezer For Creators Allows Creators to Monitor Podcast and Music Content

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Deezer for Creators

Deezer for Creators launched in the App Store on Wednesday. It allows both podcasters and musicians to monitor their output in the same place. The idea is to offer personalized insights and meaningful stats, and there are also special features like shareable editorial playlist cards for artists. Deezer for Creators can be downloaded for free.

MOFT O Combines an iPhone Grip With a Stand

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MOFT’s latest product is really clever. It’s called the MOFT O and it’s an iPhone grip that can also function as a stand. It’s MagSafe compatible or seamlessly snaps on any phone via the reusable MOFT Snap Sticker – a patented silicone pad with magnetic-like functionality. The slim multi-disc design object folds into a sturdy three-dimensional phone stand that rotates 360° for 3 viewing angles and snaps off to act as a 90° kickstand for live streaming. It’s available to purchase for US$19.99.

MOFT O Combines an iPhone Grip With a Stand

NightWatch Dock Magnifies Your Apple Watch Screen

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The Apple Watch’s NightStand mode continually displays the time, date, and your alarm. NightWatch is a piece of curved Plexiglas that magnifies the Watch screen, making it easier to read at a glance. The Apple Watch charger fits perfectly into NightWatch. The cord chamber enables left and right positions on your desktop or bedside table. Once installed, just drop in your watch into the chamber to charge it and the face will instantly convert to NightStand mode displaying a full clock face. Integrated sound channels amplify your alarm so you’ll never miss a wake up call again. It’s available for US$49.99.

NightWatch Dock Magnifies Your Apple Watch Screen

Masego on Spatial Audio on Apple Music

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

Apple continues its advertising push of Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos with a new video featuring artist Masego. He explains why he thinks the development is the future of music. Mystery Lady by Masego feat. Don Toliver also is the soundtrack to a new advert for the recently released feature.

Apple TV+: Official Trailer For Season Two of 'Central Park'

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The official trailer for season two of Central Park landed Tuesday. It shows the Tillerman as they live in and care for the famous park, which Bitsy continues to try and take over. Josh Gad, Leslie Odom Jr., Daveed Diggs, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Kathryn Hahn, Tituss Burgess and Stanley Tucci all feature in the season, which will land on Apple TV+ on June 25.

Watch This Sci-Fi Film if You Want to Cry Into Your Cheerios

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DUST is a channel on YouTube that showcases short sci-fi films from indie creators. One of the more recent ones is a video called “It’s Okay.” The description: “In this Black Mirror-esque tale, a couple revisit key moments of their past, only for their memories to take an unexpected turn.” It’s from Justin Giddings and Ryan Welsh. I’ve been watching DUST for a while, and this video is one of the rare ones that actually have a complete story, rather than leaving it open-ended like many of these shorts.

Watch This Sci-Fi Film if You Want to Cry Into Your Cheerios

New Apple iPad Pro Advert, Inspired by 'The Little Mermaid'

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

There’s a new iPad advert from Apple starting to do the rounds, soundtracked by a version of ‘Part of Your World’ from The Little Mermaid.  It compares the frustration of working with clunky old PCs to the seamless joy of an iPad Pro. I saw it air in the UK over the weekend for the first time, and iMore picked up on Twitter reports about the clip. It was ‘unlisted’ on Apple’s official YouTube channel at the time of this writing. This spot also builds on the movie theme also seen recently in the advert for the new purple iPhone 12, which uses music from Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory.

Download the M1 iPad Pro Wallpapers Here

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

The folks at OSXDaily found all eight M1 iPad Pro wallpapers. Four of them are light mode and four of them are dark mode. “This time around, Apple has made sure the new wallpapers show off the new Liquid Retina XDR display in all its glory. But, if you already have an older iPad Pro, you can replicate the look with these new wallpapers, as we’ve sourced them for you in full resolution.“

Download the M1 iPad Pro Wallpapers Here

Apple TV+: 'Lisey's Story' Made Pablo Larraín Rethink Filmmaking

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

In a new clip, Lisey’s Story director Pablo Larraín explained how working on the adaptation of the Stephen King novel demanded he rethink his approach to filmmaking. Stars Julianne Moore and Clive Owen also discussed the working process. The first three episodes of season one are available to Apple TV+ subscribers now, with new episodes released each Friday.

Tesla Owners Should Buy This 4-in-1 USB Hub

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Jeda USB charger

Jeda’s 4-in-1 USB hub is a useful product to consider if you own a Tesla. Designed for 2021 Tesla Model 3/Y refreshed center consoles, the top compartment can be used for items that you use more frequently, such as a pen or wallet. The bottom compartment is accessed via a sliding door and serves to ensure your most valuable objects are hidden and protected. If you have a smartwatch and/or wireless headphones, you can use the new Jeda USB Hub Console to charge them. The charging points are compatible with Android and Apple watches and headphones. If you don’t own those devices, you can still utilize the charging locations to store other common objects such as your Tesla Key Fob Card, pens, coins, and more.