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Sex Tape’s porn fiasco could never happen with iCloud, says Apple

Apple appears in more movies each year than Samuel L. Jackson.

The latest flick to feature the company’s products is the new comedy, Sex Tape, in which Cameron Diaz and Jason Segal record an “adult home movie” on their iPad, only to accidentally upload it to the iCloud, so that all their friends and family get to see it. (Yep, it’s basically the American Pie joke, only stretched to fill an entire movie.)

While Apple’s inclusion in the film means that Cupertino is presumably happy with the script (the trailer even features an added reference to Siri), when GQ magazine contacted AppleCare to find out whether the described scenario could actually happen it was told that it is pretty much flat-out science-fiction.

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8 movies in need of a blockbuster reboot

What did we miss?

Got your own favorite movie or TV franchise that’s just begging for a reboot? Let us know in the comments below.

Boba Fett Star Wars movie will be written by Mac & iPad game writer

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Disney has announced the screenwriter-director combo who will helm the new Star Wars standalone film. The writer will be Gary Whitta, a tech nerd turned screenwriter who has written the dialogue to some of the best adventure games on the Mac and iPad. As for the director? He’s behind the number one movie at the box office right now, Godzilla.

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Hollywood romance: 18 most iconic Apple cameos in cinema

Hollywood loves Apple almost as much as it loves itself.

The passionate affair burned for decades before Samsung came snapping celebrity selfies with Ellen at the Oscars and dishing out enough paid endorsements to finance the next Star Wars trilogy.

Apple plans to fight back with its own buzz marketer in New York to keep its products in the hands of the elite and glamorous. But Cupertino has never had a problem getting its products on the big screen and into the coolest TV shows — even though Apple swears it doesn’t pay a dime for product placements. Here are 18 of the most iconic Apple cameos to hit the screen.

Shoot Epic iPhoneography With The Phocus 3 Lens Plus Bundle [Deals]

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The iPhone has become a vehicle for not just texting and calling but also for social media and taking tons of pictures. And you certainly don’t need a Hollywood budget to make Hollywood-quality movies anymore. There are plenty of us out there who strive to take the best pictures (and make the best videos) possible and with the Phocus 3 Plus Lens Kit, that is what you’re going to get.

These three Phocus lenses and specially designed housing unit will get you there, and give you the ability to shoot photos and videos from your iPhone that will amaze even you. And Cult of Mac Deals has this package for just $99.95.

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Scarlett Johansson Feels ‘Betrayed’ By Backstabbing Siri

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In Spike Jonze’s latest film, Her, Joaquin Phoenix plays a man who falls in love with a Siri-like “digital assistant,” the titular Her, played by Scarlett Johansson.

But there’s no love lost between the two. If you ask Siri about ‘Her’, she’ll claim that Johansson’s “portrayal of an intelligent agent is beyond artificial” and “gives artificial intelligence a bad name.”

Looks like Scarlett Johansson caught wind, and now, her feelings are hurt by Siri’s harsh words.

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Media Tycoon Mark Cuban Thinks Apple TV Deal With Cable Companies Would Be “Game Over” Move

Media Tycoon Mark Cuban Thinks Apple TV Deal With Cable Companies Would Be “Game Over” Move

Content + Good Experience = Winning

Legendary entrepreneur and businessman Mark Cuban knows a thing or two about the TV industry. Besides owning the Dallas Mavericks, Cuban founded HDNet Movies and is subsequently the chairman of AXS TV on the HDTV network. He also appears in Shark Tank, a reality TV show starring prominent entrepreneurs and business executives.

It’s no secret that Apple has been trying to reach agreements with Hollywood to create a totally new kind of TV experience. Negotiations have reportedly been ongoing for quite some time. In a recent interview, Cuban explained how Apple’s software integration with the cable companies would be a “game over” move. The TV industry would never be the same.

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Why Andrew Stanton Dedicated ‘John Carter’ To Steve Jobs

Why Andrew Stanton Dedicated ‘John Carter’ To Steve Jobs

Despite being known mostly for his monumental impact on the tech world, Steve Jobs also played a huge role in the movie industry. Not only did iTunes change the way movies are distributed, but Steve’s dedication to Pixar changed the way visual stories are told. Pixar stands as one of the most admired movie studios in the industry thanks in large part to Jobs’ assistance in isolating the company from Hollywood and his trust in the talent of his young directors.

John Carter, directed by one of Pixar’s most prolific directors, Andrew Stanton, comes out next week and though it’s not a Pixar film, it is dedicated to the memory of the legendary Steve Jobs. During the credits, a card reads:

Dedicated to the Memory of Steve Jobs, an Inspiration to Us All

At a recent press junket, Stanton was asked why he decided to dedicated Carter to Jobs and his answer was both logisically sound and beautifully poignant.

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Will Social Network And Moneyball Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin Write Sony’s Steve Jobs Biopic?

Will Social Network And Moneyball Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin Write Sony’s Steve Jobs Biopic?

Aaron Sorkin’s one of the most respected names in screenwriting these days. Not only did he write The Social Network and Moneyball, but he’s also behind the fantastic series Sports Night and The West Wing.

Needless to say, then, Sorkin’s high on the list of people that Sony wants to write their upcoming bio pic of Steve Jobs, based on Walter Isaacson’s best-selling bio. And apparently he’s really considering it.

Interesting, but I personally hope this is more Moneyball and less Social Network, which was a pretty flawed film.

Idiot Investors Don’t Trust That Apple Can Keep Making Magic New Products

Idiot Investors Don’t Trust That Apple Can Keep Making Magic New Products

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When it comes to huge investors who buy mammoth blocks of Apple stock, there’s only one question: what have you done for me, lately? If you want to know why product launches are so important to Apple, it’s because the launch of a new product is critical to investors who believe Apple isn’t worth a plug nickel without its latest and greatest products.

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