Woz’s wacky music festival is the focus of new documentary

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Remember that time Woz was a concert promoter?
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Before there was the Apple Music Festival, there was the US Festival: a sprawling, Woodstock-style music event hosted by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

Boasting performances ranging from the Grateful Dead and the Ramones to The Kinks and Fleetwood Mac, the story behind the epic, money-losing concert is set to be told in a new documentary called The US Generation.

Apple Music gets exclusive documentary about iconic drum machine

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The TR-808 drum machine was a big part of the hip-hop and dance scene.
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A documentary titled 808, chronicling the cultural impact of the Roland TR-808 drum machine, will debut as an Apple Music exclusive on December 9.

Narrated by Beats 1 DJ Zane Lowe and featuring interviews with various big music names — including Apple favorite Pharrell — the documentary previously debuted at 2015’s SXSW Film Festival, although this marks its first wide release.

Check out the trailer below.

Controversial Steve Jobs documentary airs on TV this weekend

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Something something dark side.
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If you haven’t suffered Steve Jobs overload already (and the disappointing box office results for Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs suggests that many people have), Oscar winner Alex Gibney’s controversial feature-length Jobs documentary, Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, debuts this Sunday on CNN.

This stunning Haiti documentary was filmed on an iPhone 6s Plus

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Filmmakers praised the iPhone 6s for its color accuracy.
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The iPhone 6s has Apple’s best iPhone camera to date, but just how good is the company’s 12-megapixel marvel?

To give you an idea, Apple recently handed an advance iPhone 6s Plus to documentary and VR makers RYOT. They used it shoot a short documentary about a painter in Haiti, who uses colors to transform his poor neighborhood.

It’s a great demo of the iPhone 6s Plus in action — and a fantastic short film, to boot.

Check it out below.

Controversial Steve Jobs documentary hits theaters today

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Alex Gibney's Steve Jobs documentary opens Sept. 4th.
Probably not a Steve Jobs portrait his friends would enjoy.
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Movie fans may be waiting on Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs biopic, but another Jobs-related project arrives in theaters today. And, boy, is it not a film Apple is happy about!

Titled Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, the feature-length documentary is directed by Oscar winner Alex Gibney, who has previously made docs exploring the dark side of Enron and the Church of Scientology.

Yep, you can probably see where this one is going!