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Image: Apple Humans: a popular online comic strip is being adapted into a new format for your amusement. And by that I mean that Apple TV Plus is turning Nathan W. Pyle’s Strange Planet comic into an animated series, with Dan Harmon on board as co-creator and executive producer. It’s described as an “adult” animated series, and the first episode will premiere on August 9th. The comics follow a pair of aliens struggling to understand human life and customs and describing things in, well, alien ways. It rose to popularity through social media before becoming a hit graphic novel. Here’s an example: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Strange Planet (@nathanwpylestrangeplanet) The series will feature some notable…
Both the 40mm and 44mm versions of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 are discounted. | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge With Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event just around the corner, the chances we’ll see a new Samsung smartwatch very soon are high. If you can’t wait until then, though, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 has hit a new all-time low at multiple retailers. Right now, you can buy the Bluetooth-enabled 40mm wearable at Amazon, Best Buy, and direct from Samsung in select configurations starting at $199 ($80 off). You can also buy its 44mm variant, which offers a larger screen and battery, starting at around $229 ($81 off) at Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart. The lightweight Android watch…
Apple’s 15-inch MacBook Air has been a hit among early buyers, including yours truly. In a new interview with Inc, Apple product marketing executives explain what went into creating the machine – attributing it largely to the flexibility provided by Apple Silicon chips compared to Intel. more… The post Intel prevented Apple from making a 15-inch MacBook Air: “It just did not say ‘Air’ to us”  appeared first on 9to5Mac.
Palmer Luckey hasn’t been shy about his enthusiasm for Apple Vision Pro. In a new podcast interview, the cofounder of Oculus has nothing but good things to say about Apple’s $3,500 mixed reality headset and what it means for the future of virtual reality. more… The post Oculus cofounder sees the future in Apple Vision Pro appeared first on 9to5Mac.
Macworld While Apple has always made great products, it has never struck the Macalope as a necessarily great place to work. Let’s take a look at how it’s going with Apple’s employees lately. Retail? Well, have to say… could be better. “Apple to Appeal Judge’s Ruling That It Violated Workers’ Rights” Yes, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Apple had violated workers’ rights by “coercively interrogating employees” regarding their union sympathies and restricting the circulation of union flyers. This comes at the same time an unnamed Apple TV+ executive said the company favors a hardline stance against the entertainment writers’ guild in its strike because a win for writers would “encourages industries in some countries to unionize in order…
A woman hiking in Trail Canyon Falls in the Angelos National Forest in California has been saved thanks to Apple’s Emergency SOS via satellite service on her iPhone 14. Apple’s groundbreaking safety service Emergency SOS via satellite Leanne Suter for KABC: A woman who suffered a broken leg while hiking in Tujunga was able to call 911 despite not having cell phone service due to a new and innovative feature on the iPhone 14. Juana Reyes was hiking with friends in a remote part of Trail Canyon Falls in the Angelos National Forest when the trail collapsed underneath her. “We tried to get a hold of 911 but there was no service on our phones,” said Reyes in an interview…