Disney+ subscribers users in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Europe now have more content after the Star brand launched Tuesday. (The service has launched in Singapore on the same day with the added content.) Shows like Grey’s Anatomy are now part of a subscription, and there will be originals too. The cost of a subscription is going up though (it’s £7.99 per month not £5.99 in the UK.)
Members of the Ted Lasso cast and crew, in including Bill Lawrence and Jason Sudeikis will appear in a discussion at PaleyFest LA 2021.
Spotify is expanding its slate of original podcasts. However, CEO Daniel Ek explained to The Verge that his firm wants its content across all platforms, including Apple’s operating systems, and is unlikely to make its own hardware.
I would have been a lot more concerned if consumers were locked into just one ecosystem. If it was just an Apple, or just a Google, or just an Amazon that kind of owned the consumer across their entire ecosystem. That is a very concerning development, if it were to be true. But I think the good news is what we’re finding is that while Apple, for instance, is very strong on mobiles in many markets, we’re finding Amazon is very strong in their homes, and most of the cars today are being built on Android Auto, which is Google’s ecosystem. And the one thing that is true about Spotify is we play nice on all of them, and I believe we’re the only player that has that relationship where we’re now on 2,000 devices, and we play nice on all of them.
Right now we know that Malwarebytes can detect it, and other anti-malware vendors will likely be updated soon.
T-Mobile announced on Monday the release of its new Magenta MAX 5G plan. It includes 40GB of mobile hotspot.
Magenta MAX delivers unlimited Premium Data — 4G and 5G — on your smartphone. That means you can’t be slowed down based on how much you use. Plus, Magenta MAX is made for video streaming with UHD (ultra-high definition) streaming up to 4K resolution and Netflix on Us on all MAX plans, now including single line customers. And Magenta MAX comes with the industry’s most generous smartphone mobile hotspot at 40GB of high-speed data included for consumers.
Epic Games is seeking to testimony from Scott Forstall as part of its case against Apple, but is finding it hard to get hold of him.
Mous announced the launch of its iPhone 12 MagSafe accessory line of products. This includes two cases, a wallet, and more.
Security researcher Vishal Bharad wrote about a stored XSS bug he discovered in iCloud. He told Apple about it on August 7, 2020.
Chick-fil-A has been experiencing big drive-thru lines during the pandemic and it’s using Apple technology to speed it up.
The chain stands out from the drive-thru crowd in large part thanks to its workers with iPads who take orders from cars even before they reach the window.
“Some restaurants are using [FaceTime] during extreme weather as another measure to protect Team Members and/or for additional social distancing during COVID,” Chick-fil-A said in a statement.
Some M1 Mac users have started to highlight hard drive health reports that might possibly indicate severe life span problems for the device. iMore rounded up some of the issues.
The issue of ‘TBW’, or total bytes written, refers to the lifespan of an SSD… If the readings being given out from these machines is correct, developer Hector Martin says it could indicate that some machines “aren’t going to last half a year”… Martin does however state this is “definitely” a bug, however its unclear if that relates to the readings being given, or macOS behavior which is causing the readings to be abnormally high (but accurate). As PC Gamer notes in its report, smart monitoring tools “are notorious for misreporting” and this could be an M1 teething problem.
The cast of Apple TV+ show Dickinson is coming together for a digital salon, with season two coming to an end on Friday.
Accessory maker Anker is gearing up to sell a new magnetic wireless power bank for iPhone 12 models. It’s available to preorder on Amazon.
Host Charlotte Henry is joined by media critic Mic Wright to discuss the recent clash between Facebook and the Australian government, which saw news content removed from the social network in Oz. It is now being restored, but what are the wider implications?
In a third Apple Watch Series 6 video posted Monday, Apple showed users how to establish a bedtime routine and track their sleep using the wearable. The clip used the song Pays Imaginaire by Polo & Pan.
The ability to take an ECG is one of the most highly-touted features of the Apple Watch Series 6 (a key differentiator from the SE). A new video, released Monday, shows it in action. The soundtrack is Tokoliana by KOKOKO!.
Netflix announced on Monday the introduction of a feature called Downloads For you. It’s an opt-in feature that will automatically download shows.
Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Silver Sparrow malware, including what it’s actually doing and how concerned you should be.
Apple announced on Monday a live premiere event for its documentary “Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry” on February 25.
Apple shared a new video showing off how the Apple Watch Series 6 helps them exercise. Called Workout, it highlights the ability to track exercise, even under water and boasts “the future of health is on your wrist.” The clip is soundtracked by the song Dreams by Shey Baba.
A UK court has blocked Epic Games from pursuing its case against Apple in the country but it can continue its case against Google there.