New Apple Music Essentials: BTS

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

BTS is, it’s fair to say, a pretty big deal, both in their native South Korea and around the world. The boyband is the subject of the latest episode of Apple Music Essentials. The members talk to host Zane Lowe about the story behind some of their biggest hits – Life Goes On, Dynamite, DNA, and Boy With Luv. There is also an ‘Essentials’ playlist on Apple Music featuring these songs and others.

A Cappella Group Recreate iPhone Sound Effects Perfectly

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

South Korean a cappella group Maytree have recreated a variety of well-known iPhone sound effects in a new video. It’s seriously impressive! The Verge said they’ve previously done the same for Windows sounds too.

Reddit Client ‘Apollo’ Adds Icons, Family Sharing, and Privacy Label

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Apollo is one of the most popular Reddit clients for iOS. Version 1.10.6 brings great new features. Here are a few: Apollo now supports Family Sharing across all in-app purchases and subscriptions, so if you have a family member wanting to get in on the Apollo goodness they easily can now; Includes “Privacy Nutritional Label” information; Apollo now properly displays inline GIFs that Reddit has added to certain subreddits in the same inline way Apollo shows other GIFs in comments; Added subscribe and follow options to subreddits and users in the haptic touch context menus; and a bunch more.

Reddit Client ‘Apollo’ Adds Icons, Family Sharing, and Privacy Label

M. Night Shyamalan Discusses His Influences And 'Servant'

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

In a video released by Apple, M. Night Shyamalan reflects on his career and influences. He discusses the role of his father, growing up with George Lucas and Steven Spielberg movies, and then going back to the likes of Stanley Kubrick and Alfred Hitchcock. He also details how this helped shape the Apple TV+ series Servant.

Turning a Classic Game Boy Color into an Apple TV Remote

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

A lot of people have a lot of opinions about the Apple TV remote. Otto Climan, who founded the company Retro Modding, found a solution. He turned an original Game Boy Color into an Apple TV remote. It included a custom white case with the old Apple’s rainbow logo. There’s an awesome video (although not in English,) of he made it. Gizmodo has details too.

Behind The Episode - 'Servant' Season Two, Episode Three, With M. Night Shyamalan

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

The latest ‘Behind the Episode’ video for Servant landed Wednesday. In it, creator M. Night Shyamalan walks viewers through season two, episode three – ‘Pizza. As well as the first three episodes of season two, all episodes of season one available via Apple TV+. The next new episode arrives Friday.

The Latest Terrifying Video From Boston Dynamics - Spot the Robot Has an Arm

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

Boston Dynamics is known for its eye-catching videos. A newly released one shows that its robots, Spot, now has an arm that can do mobile manipulation. That’s either terrifying or helpful, depending on whether or not there is laundry that needs picking up off the floor.

Watch Second Trailer for ‘Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry”

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Apple has uploaded a second trailer for its upcoming documentary called “Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry.” It tells the true coming-of-age story of the singer-songwriter and her rise to global superstardom. From award-winning filmmaker R.J. Cutler, the documentary offers a deeply intimate look at this extraordinary teenager’s journey, at just seventeen years old, navigating life on the road, on stage, and at home with her family, while writing, recording and releasing her debut album “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?”

'Stillwater' Meditations Available in Calm Mindfulness App

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

Practices inspired by Apple TV+ show Stillwater are now available in the Calm app. They can be found in the Meditations section. Apple itself released videos recently in which the Panda is guides viewers through moments of mindfulness. Calm is available in the iOS App Store with a premium subscription costing up to $69.99 for the year.

‘Stillwater’ Meditations Available in Calm Mindfulness App

'Palmer' Starring Justin Timberlake Out Now on Apple TV+

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

Palmer, the new film starring Justin Timberlake, arrived on Apple TV+ on Friday. Mr. Timberlake plays a former high school football star who has to put his life back together after 12 years in jail and ends up befriending an outcast boy called Sam. Juno Tempo and Alisha Wainwright also star in the movie, which was directed by Fisher Stevens.

‘Palmer’ Starring Justin Timberlake Out Now on Apple TV+

Apple TV+ Character 'Stillwater' Releases 'Mind, Music, and Movement' Session

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

Apple shared a session featuring TV+ character Stillwater, and various figures from the worlds of mindfulness, music, and fitness on YouTube. The nearly 27-minute clip is split into chapters and is a resource to help parents and educators introduce mindfulness and meditation in a fun, practical way.

This Person Hacked His iPod to Stream Spotify Using Raspberry Pi

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Guy Dupont recently hacked an old iPod to stream Spotify. He used a Raspberry PI Zero W and a custom UI built using Python. Additionally, he fitted a 1000 mAh batter into it, a motor for haptic feedback, and a 2-inch LCD Adafruit display. “My mother-in-law recently gifted me a bag of the family’s retired iPods. I had forgotten how good it feels to hold and use one of these things. Naturally, I decided to modify one. I wanted to supply some modern features (streaming, search, Bluetooth audio, etc), while paying homage to the amazing UX that Apple originally released almost 20 years ago.”

This Person Hacked His iPod to Stream Spotify Using Raspberry Pi

Apple Privacy Exec Jane Horvath Discusses ‘False Dichotomy’ of Free Services

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

Apple’s senior director of global privacy Jane Horvath took part in a roundtable discussion at the CPDP2021 conference Thursday. She discussed a variety of topics, including why Google is still the default browser on iPhone. She followed CEO Tim Cook, who took aim at Facebook during a speech earlier in the day at the same event.

Preorder Otterbox Gaming Accessories That Ship in February

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Known for its smartphone cases, this year Otterbox presented a range of gaming accessories for mobile gamers. I was privy to the company’s video presentation at virtual CES and was impressed with these new products. Otterbox partnered with Microsoft and several of these accessories are made for the Xbox controller. However, they did inform us in the video that the mobile gaming clip is compatible with all console game controllers. You can preorder them today and they start shipping mid-February.

Preorder Otterbox Gaming Accessories That Ship in February

A First Look at ‘Palmer’, Coming to Apple TV+ February 29

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

A new featurette looking at forthcoming Apple TV+ movie Palmer was released Monday. The films stars Justin Timberlake, who plays a former high school football player who has left prison and ends up making an unlikely friend – a boy called Sam. It will be available from February 29.

'Losing Alice' Now Available on Apple TV+

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

Losing Alice joined the Apple TV+ roster on Friday. The first three episodes of the show are now available to subscribers, with the fourth coming next Friday. It tells the tale of a screenwriter and the encounter that takes her on a journey where professional succes is all that matters.

‘Losing Alice’ Now Available on Apple TV+