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Apple TV+ in June announced a season two renewal for Silo, the acclaimed, world-building drama based on Hugh Howey’s bestselling trilogy of dystopian novels, but it’s likely to be delayed due to the ongoing writers’ strike. Apple TV+ announced that “Silo” has been renewed for a second season. Tom Power for TechRadar: Given its popularity, it wasn’t surprising to see Silo get renewed for a second season in mid-June. However, while work had begun on the series’ next batch of episodes prior to Apple green-lighting its sophomore outing, Silo won’t be back on one of the best streaming services any time soon. That’s due to the writers’ strike, which has brought Hollywood to a standstill since the start of May.…
Apple has removed a bunch of exploitative lending apps in India that used unethical strategies to collect, such as threatening to send deepfake nudes to borrowers' contacts.Apple removes some predatory lending apps in IndiaDuring the past week, Apple removed several apps from its store, including Pocket Kash, White Kash, Golden Kash, and OK Rupee. These apps gained popularity among Indian consumers and even secured positions in the top 20 of the finance category on the App Store. Read more...
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…
The new social media app Threads, from Meta, has experienced a mass swarm of popularity on launch day. The company announced more than 10 million sign-ups to the service, less than 10 hours after launch. The popularity is fueled in large part by the deep cross-promotion with Instagram. After downloading the app from the App Store, Instagram users can sign up to Threads in one tap – with their same username – and a Threads badge appears on your Instagram profile. more… The post 10 million join Threads in under 10 hours, boosted by Instagram integration appeared first on 9to5Mac.
Action cameras like the new Insta360 Go 3 are gaining in popularity as they get smaller and easier to stick almost anywhere. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
It's been two weeks since WWDC wrapped up, and this week saw Apple release the second round of betas of its upcoming operating system updates introduced at the conference, plus the initial release of developer tools and a simulator needed to allow developers to build apps for the Vision Pro headset. This week also saw another iPhone 15 rumor while we continue to dig into all of the changes in iOS 17, so read on below for a few tidbits we've seen over the past week! Vision Pro Developer Tools Now Available With New visionOS SDK Apple this week released a visionOS SDK, allowing developers to start creating apps for the Vision Pro headset ahead of its launch in early…
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