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iMobie AnyFix can address more than 130 system issues with Apple devices.
iMobie AnyFix can address scores of system problems that might plague your Apple device.
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Apple TV+ will tell harrowing tale of Five Days at Memorial after Hurricane Katrina

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Award-winning ‘Five Days at Memorial’ tells a tragic events
Five Days at Memorial is an award winning bestseller, and its headed for Apple TV+.
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Apple TV+ will turn award-winning book Five Days at Memorial into a limited series. It’s a nonfiction story set in Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans in the immediate aftermath of the deadly Hurricane Katrina.

The project is being headed by Oscar winner John Ridley and Emmy winner Carlton Cuse.

Faster Apple TV could get ‘upgraded’ remote with Find My feature

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But it may not come until 2021.
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Apple’s next-generation Apple TV could debut with an “upgraded” remote and a Find My remote feature, according to a new report from Bloomberg.

The new set-top box is also expected to be faster than previous models “for improved gaming.” But sources familiar with its development say we may not get our hands on it until next year.

Live-action Mulan will be available to buy through Apple’s TV app

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Mulan is Disney's latest live action remake.
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Upcoming live-action Disney movie Mulan will be available to purchase through Apple’s TV app, Variety reports.

A remake of the 1998 animated movie, the 2020 Mulan will cost $29.99 to purchase on third-party platforms — Apple’s included — starting September 4. If that’s the only Disney content you’re interested in seeing right now, that’s actually cheaper than watching it via Disney+.

Apple documentary Infinite Canvas shows artists exploring AR

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New documentary explores the magic of augmented reality.
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Apple has debuted a new, free-to-watch documentary on Apple TV, directed by renowned photographer Ryan McGinley. Infinite Canvas follows “seven visionary artists as they push the boundaries of their work by exploring the uncharted territory of augmented reality art.”

The film is based on an AR[T] experimental art series that Apple staged last year at Apple Stores in San Francisco, New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong, and Tokyo.

Unwind with streaming content designed to calm your mind

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Restflix
Get unlimited access to video and music that will put an end to sleeplessness and anxiety.
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More than ever, it’s easy to carry stress throughout the day and into the night. Research shows that sleep quality is one of the most important indicators of overall health. And if you want a reliable way to feel your best, it’s getting a good night’s sleep.

This streaming service, loaded with content designed to calm your mind, will take you to the Land of Zzzzs …

Plex offers free streaming live TV for iPhone, iPad or Apple TV

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Plex Live TV is here to save you money on cable
Plex Live TV includes over 80 free channels, including plenty for children.
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Plex began offering 80+ free channels of live TV on Thursday. The service is available on many types of Apple devices, and offers children’s programming, news, lifestyle shows and even sports.

There’s a catch, of course. There always is. In this case, it’s commercials. Plex Live TV is supported by advertising.

NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock launches today on iOS and Apple TV

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Because 2020 doesn't have enough streaming subscription services.
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NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock launched Wednesday, complete with iOS and Apple TV apps.

Peacock, which joins a plethora of similar streaming services, has been up and running for Comcast’s Xfinity X1 and Flex cable customers since April. However, today it gets a wider U.S. release, with both paid and free tiers.