'Tidying up With Marie Kondo' - the New Best Thing on Netflix

A Netflix show about tidying up might not be an obvious hit, and yet, I’m hooked. So are millions of others. Marie Kondo, the author of a bestselling book on tidying, travels around America with the intention of “sparking joy” through cleaning up. In each episode, Ms. Kondo helped restore order in people’s lives and reignited family relationships through her KonMari method. Seriously. If readers are anything like me, you will have cupboards filled with old devices, cables, and boxes, along with everything else. This show gives great tips on how to sort it all, and, more importantly, explains why you should.

New Trailer Reveals Stranger Things 3 will Air on Netflix on July 4th

In the early hours of January 1st, 2019, Netflix dropped the latest trailer and date announcement for series 3 of Stranger Things. It features Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve and a host of clues hidden in some code. It also reveals that the setting for the latest series will be summer 1985 and that Stranger Things 3 will land on July 4th, 2019.

Netflix Releases Black Mirror Bandersnatch Trailer

Netflix has released the trailer for Black Mirror: Bandersnatch and it’s as dystopian as ever. The movie will apparently be 90 minutes and fans think it will somehow be a Choose Your Own Adventure experience. The trailer description doesn’t say much:

In 1984, a young programmer begins to question reality as he adapts a sprawling fantasy novel into a video game and soon faces a mind-mangling challenge. Welcome back.

It stars Fionn Whitehead of Dunkirk.

Minecraft Interactive Adventure Now on Netflix

The first three episodes of a Minecraft interactive television series are now available on Netflix. Yes, that’s right, the game’s maker clearly decided that it is not quite addictive enough and we needed a TV version too. Telltale Games even retained a team to finish the series when many staff were laid off. The Minecraft program follows in the tradition of ‘choose your own adventure’ books. Viewers can decide whether to have a female or male star (called Jesse) and are given choices over how to develop the story. The final two episodes will be on Netflix from 5 December.

Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures Updated Alongside Show

An app called Barbie Dreamhouse adventures, named after a Netflix show of the same name, was updated to coincide with season 2 of the show that came out yesterday. Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures lets players create their very own Barbie Dreamhouse experience. Hang out with Barbie Roberts as she shares her tech-savvy home and real-time family life with viewers around the world. Rummage through her closet alongside her friends and help her get camera ready for her next vlog, and many more fun activities. You can help her design every room with wallpapers and decorations. Activities include dancing, music, pool parties, selfies, fashion parties, and a lot more. The popular iOS version, which debuted on the App Store last month, has already hit the #1 spot for Top iPad Kids App in 100+ countries.  App Store: Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures – Free

Verizon's $2, Apple's Newest Football, Netflix's Rebellion - ACM 476

Verizon recently throttled a fire department’s command and control vehicle in a pursuit of $2, and Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet have some thoughts about the propriety of such an action. They also wonder whether rumors of a new iMac mean we can start trusting Apple to update its Macs again, or if Lucy will just yank the ball away instead. They cap the show with a look at Netflix’s baby steps towards rebellion against Apple’s App Store cut for subscriptions.