The newest movie in the franchise, The Matrix Resurrections is now available to buy or rent on Apple TV. Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Lambert Wilson reprise their roles from the previous films, and they are joined by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris, and Priyanka Chopra Jonas. The film is set sixty years after Revolutions and follows Neo, who lives a seemingly ordinary life as a video game developer troubled with distinguishing dreams from reality. A group of rebels, with the help of a programmed version of Morpheus, free Neo from a new version of the Matrix and fight a new enemy that holds Trinity captive.
Apple has released a Unity Lights watch face to celebrate Black History Month. In a press release this morning, the company shared all the ways in which it will celebrate this year. Throughout February, Apple Watch users can participate in the Unity Challenge and earn a limited-edition award by closing their Move ring seven days in a row. The Unity Lights watch face will be available today and requires Apple Watch Series 4 or later running watchOS 8.3, and iPhone 6s or later running iOS 15.2. The Black Unity Braided Solo Loop is available now at the link below and in the Apple Store app, and will be available in select Apple Store locations beginning Tuesday, February 1 for US$99. The Black Unity Braided Solo Loop is compatible with Apple Watch SE and Apple Watch Series 4 or newer.
Android owners, this one is for you. AirGuard lets you detect AirTags on Android so you won’t get secretly tracked like we’ve been hearing about in the news. You can download it from Google Play, F-Droid, or straight from the GitHub page linked below. From the page: “With AirGuard you get the anti-tracking protection you deserve! The app periodically scans your surroundings for potential tracking devices, like AirTags or other Find My devices. If a devices follows you, you will get a notification in less than an hour. With the app you can play a sound on AirTags and find it easily. Afterward, you can view at which locations the device has tracked you. If no one is trying to track you, the app will never bother you.“
The ProtonMail 1.15.11 update for iOS fixes a slew of bugs that users were experiencing. From the version notes: Fixed a bug where push notifications where not received properly. Fixed an occasional bug where swipe actions in the inbox were applied to the wrong message. Fixed an occasional bug where the reply, reply all and forward option did not work on some messages. Fixed an occasional bug during signup where the prompt for captcha was not fully visible. Fixed a bug where contacts migrated through the Proton Easy Switch functionality were not properly displayed. Preparation for upcoming change to exclude embedded images from counting towards attachments. Technical improvements behind the scenes (including updates to the cryptographic library, improvements related to key management and password changes and more).
In a new video, creator M. Knight Shyamalan explains one of the key scenes in the first episode of Servant season three. In it, Leanne leaves Turner’s house for the first time, and the filmmaker outlines the techniques he used to capture her paranoia. The episode is available now to Apple TV+ subscribers, with new ones being released each Friday.
There’s a new decentralized messenger app on the market called xx messenger. Developed by cryptographic pioneer David Chaum, it claims to be resistant against quantum decryption. “The question is when, not if, quantum computers will enable governments to decode communications already collected from popular messaging apps. Messages sent from now on over any other messenger will be easily retroactively decoded and analyzed by artificial intelligence. However, xx messenger is built on the only quantum-resistant blockchain (xx network), so all of what you say in xx messenger will remain private.“
An app update for Tweetbot (6.9) is out and adds new widgets and other features. From the release notes: Added a Tweet Stats widget. Added a Followers Count widget. Added a Timeline Image widget. Added an option to share profiles. Added an option to save videos. Added a “Delete and Edit” option when deleting a Tweet. Added Sync Status in Settings to help debug iCloud Sync errors. New Gold, Diamond, Brushed Metal and Wood app icons.
There have been plenty of Apple TV+ – both for the service as a whole and trailers for individual shows and movies. Most have been rather serious, seemingly a bid for both the industry and views to take the offering seriously. Well, the tone has changed in the latest clip, and it is by far the best. Maybe we’ll even get Jon Hamm streamer soon…
The first episode of Servant season three premiered on Apple TV+ on Friday. The series from M. Knight Shyamalan stars Lauren Ambrose, Toby Kebbell, and Rupert Grint. It follows the story of a couple in Philadelphia, and how they react following an unspeakable tragedy. All episodes of seasons one and two are available now, with new episodes now being released weekly. A ‘first look’ clip has also been released.
On Martin Luther King Day 2022, Dr. Bernice A. King, the civil rights leader’s daughter who runs the Center dedicated to continuing his work, spoke with Barbara Whye, Apple VP of Inclusion and Diversity. She was also on the new season to ‘Time to Walk’ on Apple Fitness+. This was one of the various ways Apple marked the day.