Apple to Pay Spielberg More than $5 Million Per Ep for 'Amazing Stories' Reboot

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Apple and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television and Universal Television have struck a deal for a reboot of Mr. Spielberg’s Amazing Stories. According to The Wall Street Journal, Apple will pay “significantly” more than $5 million per episode for the series in a deal for 10 episodes. The show, which was created by Steven Spielberg and originally ran in the 1980s, will include Mr. Spielberg as executive producer. It’s a significant investment for Apple, which is looking to develop a stable of high-end flagship programming that will bring viewers to its Apple Music service. The Wall Street Journal noted that Apple hired Sony Corp.’s top Hollywood television executives Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht earlier this year.

Apple to Pay Spielberg More than $5 Million Per Ep for ‘Amazing Stories’ Reboot

App Camp for Girls Looks for Funding to Expand to App Camps 2020

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

App Camp for Girls is looking for help in its next big stage of growth to become App Camp 2020. Working to address the gender inequity in tech, App Camp holds intensive developer training for middle school-aged girls, transgender, and gender non-conforming youth. Part of that growth for App Camp 2020 includes expansion to three new cities. To do this, the organization wants to raise $75,000 through a campaign on Indiegogo. App Camp is a great organization, and it’s lead by Jean McDonald, formerly of Smile Software, and counts our own Kelly Guimont as Founding Volunteer. They do important work, and we hope this fundraising campaign is hugely successful. Kick in if you can, and help spread the word, too. In the video, Ms. Guimont tells it like it is.

Last Chance for Blocs 2 for Mac: $39.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Blocs 2 for Mac on MacBook

Stack Commerce let us know today that this is your last chance for our deal on Blocs 2 for Mac, a visual web design tool that lets you create websites without writing a line of code. There’s a lot more information in the deal listing, and you can get it through us for $39.99. That deal expires at midnight tonight (October 10th, 2017).

Twitterific for the Mac is Back with Themes, Syncing, More

· Jeff Gamet · News

Twitterific 5 for the Mac

Twitterific was once one of the most popular Twitter clients on the Mac, but fell off the map a few years ago. Now it’s back as Twitterific 5 with a modern interface, support for multiple accounts, timeline syncing, and more.

Latest Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer is 2 Minutes of Awesome

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is getting closer every day, and with a new trailer out December 15th can’t get here quick enough. We get some BB-8, Rey, Finn, Poe, Kylo, Chewie and his pet Pikachu, plus Luke and Leia. We also get new AT-AT and TIE Fighters, plus epic space battles and light sabers. That’s all in two and a half minutes. Check out the trailer and get ready to be inappropriately excited for the movie.

watchOS 4: How to See Favorites Instead of Recent Apps in the Dock

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE

If you’ve found that your Apple Watch’s Dock (the list of apps accessed by pressing the side button) has switched away from your favorites to the stuff you opened recently, never fear! We’re going to tell you how to change this behavior back and reclaim your favorite apps list.

The Best Way to Read Blade Runner is a Graphic Novel

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

Blade Runner was an amazing interpretation of Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, and the the best way we’ve found to read the book is in graphic novel format. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Omnibus collects the 24 issues that made up the series, and it’s absolutely beautiful. This interpretation includes the book’s full text with art that feels like it’s from the movie plus essays from Warren Ellis, Matt Fraction, and more. It costs US$ $35.99 on Amazon and is a great way to read the original story that inspired Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049.

The Best Way to Read Blade Runner is a Graphic Novel

Calendar Sharing, iOS 11 Tips, and AirPods – Mac Geek Gab 678

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Mac Geek Gab Logo

Pilot Pete rejoins after the first time in a LONG time, and your geeks dive right in to Cool Stuff Found. After that, it’s time to talk about iOS 11 tips, calendar sharing, AirPods, and High Sierra’s login items issues. Download, press play, and enjoy!

Want AirPods Today? Swing by Your Apple Store

· Jeff Gamet · News

AirPods inventory in Apple stores

If you’ve been pining for AirPods but haven’t felt like waiting weeks for delivery after ordering, head on over to your local Apple retail store because there’s a good chance you’ll find them on the shelf.

Everything About Autonomous Cars From the Automotive Experts

· John Martellaro · Link

Autonomous car concept

There’s been a lot of discussion lately about autonomous cars and vehicles from the techies, but now the automotive gurus, the team at Car and Driver weigh in with expert, thorough analysis.

TMO Background Mode Encore Interview with Science Journalist Maryn McKenna

· John Martellaro · Background Mode Podcast

Maryn McKenna on Background Mode.

Maryn McKenna is a science journalist and author. In her previous appearance here, she described how she launched her career in investigative journalism and, eventually, she landed with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution covering the CDC. In time, Maryn became an expert in the over-use of antibiotics with animals and humans, and that has led to her latest book, Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats. Maryn told me about how antibiotics fed to farm animals seemed like a really good idea in the 1950s. Later, bacteria became resistant to these antibiotics—with disastrous consequence for humans. Early on, Europe understood the scope of the problem, but the U.S. did not. This is a great (and scary) work of science investigative journalism.

iOS 11.1 Beta 2 Brings Back 3D Touch Multitasking

· Andrew Orr · News

Other features coming in iOS 11.1 new emoji and (possibly) Apple Pay Cash and iCloud sync for iMessages. iOS 11.1 beta 2 is out now for both developers and public beta testers.