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Foundation show runner steps down from Apple’s TV adaptation

Apple’s TV series adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s epic sci-fi novel Foundation has already experienced its first major shakeup. Josh Friedman, who was originally tapped to lead the show alongside David S. Goyer, has reportedly decided to step down from the project. The split between Friedman and Apple was reportedly amicable, allowing Friedman to pursue other […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Slope makes iPad a sleek second screen for Mac [10% discount]

Slope, a beautifully designed minimalist tablet stand, transforms your iPad into a second Mac screen or even a mini iMac. Whether you’re pairing iPad with Apple Pencil, Smart Keyboard, or using it as an external display for MacBook or iMac, Slope positions and displays your tablet with utmost style and security. It’s the perfect way […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Samsung Galaxy Fold reviews: Awesome idea, crap execution

The Samsung Galaxy Fold is the first mass-market phone with a foldable screen, something a future iPhone might someday have as well. Reviews of this handset are starting to come in and they have a theme: the reviewers really like the device, despite it being terribly flawed. Perhaps Dieter Bohn from The Verge summed it […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Apple and Amazon could hook up for health care

Apple has made it clear it sees health monitoring as an important part of its business. And now analysts from Morgan Stanley are urging the company combine its efforts with Haven, a partnership of Amazon and others hoping to improve health care while also making it more affordable. But it’s not clear how Apple would benefit […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Sonim XP3 Launches on AT&T and FirstNet

The Sonim XP3 rugged flip phone is now available on AT&T. The phone supports band 14 and FirstNet, the dedicated part of AT&T's network that gives priority to first responders. It's the first clamshell-style phone available for FirstNet. The XP3 launched a month ago on Sprint. The XP3 has a waterproof body, Push-To-Talk, 1-inch outer display, 3.5mm audio jack, USB-C connector, global roaming, Wi-Fi, mobile hotspot, and barometer. It has…

Instagram might kill the like count on photos

Instagrammers’ obsession with likes might be coming to an abrupt end. The photo sharing social network revealed today that it is looking into ways to alleviate pressure on its app. One of the proposed ways is to remove the like count from photos so that they’re only visible to the person that posted the pic […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Apple Music faces fresh competition from Amazon’s new free option

Amazon just launched a free streaming music service for its smart speakers. This is further competition for Apple Music and Spotify, who are battling it out in the paid music subscription business. This service could bring additional pressure for a free Apple Music option. Ad-supported Amazon Music “Beginning today, customers in the U.S. who do […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

OtterBox launches handsome textured cases for 2018 iPhone models

While OtterBox is best known for big, massively protective cases, it also offers ones for people looking for something more fashionable. Today it introduced four new cases with a range of textures and colors. These are designed for the iPhone XR, XS and XS Max. “Each case is sleek and slim to emphasize the clean […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

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