Can Apple school Netflix in creating original content?


Who wouldn't want to watch House of Cupertino?
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Apple’s getting ready to sink its teeth into original programming, according to recent reports, and there are suggestions it will launch a new video streaming service for Apple TV. The Cupertino company has already taken the fight to Spotify with Apple Music, so why not Netflix next?

Friday-Night-Fights-bug-2The big question is, does Apple have what it takes to produce shows as good as House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt all by itself? And would it really want to?

Join us in this week’s Friday Night Fight between Cult of Android and Cult of Mac as we battle it out over Apple’s supposed invasion on Netlix’ turf.

Everything we think we know about the new Apple TV


The new Apple TV is about to be unveiled.
Apple is about to take the wraps off the new Apple TV.
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We’ve been waiting years for Apple to wow us with a new Apple TV that embraces gaming, controls the home and is super-easy to use — and that appears to be just what we’re going to get.

Thanks to a steady stream of leaks from the rumor mill, we already have a pretty solid idea what Apple will show us next week when it finally unveils the new Apple TV. It’s been years in the making — here’s what to expect.

Soon you might be able to afford a gold Apple Watch


Cheaper gold Apple Watch is on the horizon.
Cheaper gold Apple Watch is on the horizon.
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Wearing a gold Apple Watch might get a lot cheaper really soon, according to a new report that claims Apple is looking to create a less expensive gold version of its famous timepiece.

The current Apple Watch Edition currently costs between $10,000 – $17,000 but ‘people close to the product’ have told the New York Times that Apple is exploring new metal finishes for the Apple Watch, and they may even be ready in time to debut at next week’s iPhone 6s event.

Please Apple don’t call it the iPhone 6s, begs New York ad agency


Not everyone's excited about the new iPhone.
Not everyone's excited about the new iPhone.
Photo: 6S Marketing

A New York ad agency is begging Cupertino not to name the next Apple device the “iPhone 6s.”

6S Marketing has launched a tongue-in-cheek campaign to get Apple’s attention in hopes that the iPhone maker might be persuaded to forego the 6s moniker. The company’s written Apple an open letter, purchased billboards in Times Square and even rolled one of its giant billboards past the iconic Fifth Ave Apple Store.