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Apple TV+ trailer lays out summer slate of fun shows for kids and families

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Apple TV+ laid out a summer lineup of kids and family series.
Apple TV+ laid out a summer lineup of kids and family series.
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Apple TV+ listed its new lineup of shows and specials for kids and families set to air this summer, including new series like Duck & Goose and Best Foot Forward plus Peanuts specials and new episodes of fan-favorite shows.

The new summer lineup of kids shows will kick off in July with the first series, Duck & Goose.

You can watch a trailer all about the summer’s content and how to watch it below with Jack McBrayer from Hello Jack! The Kindness Show.

Shining Girls gets tangled up in time travel [Apple TV+ recap]

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Shining Girls recap: Things get weird when you start messing around with time travel.★★☆☆
Things get weird when you start messing around with time travel.
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Popular new Apple TV+ series Shining Girls keeps finding new clues to the identity of its time-traveling menace Harper. Meanwhile, Kirby and her reporter co-worker Dan get closer to breakthroughs — and further from normalcy — at every turn.

Kirby must ensure she doesn’t alienate everyone in her life just when she needs them most, even as she tightens the noose around Harper. Dan just needs to make sure Kirby doesn’t come across as an unreliable witness.

Get a lifetime of learning, plus a powerful note-taking app, in this $29 bundle

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This bundle gives you tons of awesome classes and a great notes app.
Take control of your future with this incredibly affordable bundle.
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Being done with school doesn’t have to mean you’re done learning. These days, you can learn exactly what you want, however you want, and at your own pace.

Sound appealing? The Lifetime Project Professional Agenda 14 Premium Bundle gives you two things to make learning beyond the classroom truly rewarding. It pairs an app to make note-taking and project management simple with a vast catalog of courses to choose and learn from at your leisure.

Plus, it’s affordable. This learning bundle is on sale for a limited time at only $29 (regularly $1,529).

Grab the 14-inch MacBook Pro with a sweet $250 discount

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Now is a great time to buy the 14-inch MacBook Pro
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Amazon has the 14-inch MacBook Pro with M1 Pro chip and 1TB storage discounted to just $2,249 — down from its retail price of $2,499.

On the listing page, Amazon is offering a $50 discount, with the additional $200 off being applied checkout. Do note the offer is only available on the silver shade for now.

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Here’s more evidence iPhone 15 will switch from Lightning to USB-C

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Apple is testing a USB-C iPhone, finally.
Apple is testing a USB-C iPhone, finally.
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Apple is testing an iPhone with a USB-C ports and planning to launch a USB-C adapter that can be used with devices with Lightning connectors, according to a new report.

The news comes on the heels of an analyst’s prediction on Wednesday that the switch to USB-C in Apple’s handsets will come with iPhone 15 in 2023.

Run away from Greatness Code season 2 as fast as possible [Apple TV+ review]

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Greatness Code review: Scout Bassett is an amazing athlete, but this series fails to inspire.☆☆☆☆
Scout Bassett is an amazing athlete, but this series fails to inspire.
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Apple TV+’s most shameless cash grab is back for a truly unearned victory lap. Gotham Chopra and Co. have crafted the thoroughly un-asked-for second season of Greatness Code, the only show on TV about how great and talented athletes are.

Oh, what’s that? There are 10 million other shows about the same thing, and they’re all more involved than 10-minute interviews with competently animated interstitials and some vague notion of what makes an athlete “great”?

Well shut my mouth. Guess there’s no reason to watch this one, is there?

More affordable Apple TV might launch soon

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Apple's new Apple TV 4K with redesigned Siri Remote
A new Apple TV is on the horizon.
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A new Apple TV streamer will launch in the second half of 2022, according to a trusted analyst. And there’s a hint in the prediction that the device will cost less than its predecessors.

A cheaper version of Apple’s set-top box could help it grab a higher share of the set-top box market. And it could certainly use the boost.

Gear4 charges half of Apple’s price for braided nylon watch bands

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Gear4's braided Apple Watch bands cost half as much as Apple's Solo Loop.
Gear4's braided Apple Watch bands cost half as much as Apple's Solo Loop.
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Gear4, an accessories brand owned by Zagg, just added two nylon Apple Watch bands to its lineup. One is a braided nylon band priced at half the cost of Apple’s popular Solo Loop. The other is a two-tone sport band with Velcro. Both are made with recycled materials.

Hard to say if the quality meets Apple’s, but the prices certainly beat Apple’s.

Show off your iPhone 13 with this clear, MagSafe-compatible case

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The clear Limited77 MagSafe-compatible iPhone 13 case features solid drop protection.
The clear Limited77 MagSafe-compatible iPhone 13 case features solid drop protection.
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“Drop it, we dare you,” says Limited77 of its Clear Magnetic iPhone Case Series 13. Now that’s confidence. The slim, clear case can protect and showcase your iPhone 13 at the same time.

Not only does the case feature solid drop protection, its coating eliminates bacteria. We all know how dirty handsets can be because we touch them constantly. And in addition to those features, the case is MagSafe compatible, so it won’t interfere with charging your iPhone 13 wirelessly.

But even counting all those features, the best thing about the case might be its price right now. You can get 20% off the regular price in the Cult of Mac Store, a savings of $7.

Wildly expansive USB-C hub jacks up new Mac Studio [Setups]

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With the dock it sits on, that Mac Studio is even more formidable.
With the dock it sits on, that Mac Studio is even more formidable.
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A cool aspect of both Mac minis and the newer Mac Studio are the platform-like USB-C hubs festooned with ports and added storage capacity that third parties have designed for them to sit on. Satechi was quick out of the gate with one for the mini, but there are other such cleverly designed, space-saving hubs on the market. And many of them also fit the Studio.

Today’s featured setup boasts a powerful new Mac Studio perched on a Qwiizlab hub as it drives an LG UltraWide display, among other gear.