Apple gets animated with new series from Bob’s Burgers creator


The creator of Bob’s Burgers is producing a show for Apple called Central Park.
The creator of Bob’s Burgers is producing a show for Apple called Central Park.
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Fans of Bob’s Burgers rejoice: Loren Bouchard, creator of the long-running animated comedy set in a diner, has signed a deal with Apple to create two seasons of a new series. Central Park will be the first animated showed purchased by the maker of Apple TV.

The action of the musical comedy will revolve around a family of Central Park caretakers whose adventures save not only the park and New York City — but also the world.

Apple reseller forced to close after 11,000 fans turn up for sale


Sale from hell
Store had 200 products to sell. 11,000 people turned up.
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An Apple reseller in Malaysia had to temporarily close after 11,000 would-be customers turned up to buy a small selection of discounted iOS and Mac products.

The incident took place over the weekend after the Switch store announced that it was selling off its stock of demo products, including iPhone models 5s to 7, iPads, Apple TVs, MacBooks and more. These devices were discounted to as little as $25 and as much as $514. Unfortunately, it seems that someone underestimated demand.

Activists want you to boycott Apple over NRA app


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Celebrities and activists want Apple to ditch its NRA apps.
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Apple is one of three companies, including Amazon and FedEx, named in a celebrity and activist boycott of companies with supposed ties to the National Rifle Association (NRA).

If you’re wondering about what possibly links the typically progressive Apple could have with the more conservative NRA, it’s apparently related to Apple’s silence over whether it will remove the NRAtv streaming TV station.

20 HomePod tips you need to know


HomePod Tips
The HomePod is a smarter speaker than you might think.
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The HomePod takes a lot of flak for being the dumbest smart speaker around, but it can do more than you might think. In today’s video, I’ll show you 20 HomePod tips you need to know.

(Just a quick heads-up: I’m going to be saying “Hey Siri” a few times in this video.)

iTunes will drop support for first-generation Apple TV in May


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The original Apple TV is now considered “obsolete.”
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iTunes will drop support for the “obsolete” first-generation Apple TV in May, Apple has confirmed.

Windows XP and Windows Vista are also being pushed out. Apple says that “security changes” will make these older products incompatible with the iTunes Store.

Apple hires Hannibal producer to oversee original TV content


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Apple has recruited another high level executive to oversee TV production.
Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Apple has added yet another high level executive to its ranks to join the company’s growing Worldwide Video Programming division.

Carol Trussell has been hired to serve as Apple’s new Head of Production. She previously worked at Gaumont Television where she oversaw production on various series including Narcos, Hannibal, Hemlock Grove and F is for Family.

Apple named world’s most innovative company for 2018


2017 was a terrific year for Apple fans.
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Who said innovation was dead at Apple? Certainly not Fast Company, which just named the iPhone-maker the world’s most innovative company for 2018.

Apple secured the top spot “for delivering the future today.” AirPods, Apple Watch Series 3, ARKit, and iPhone X were recognized as its best products from the past year.

Rivals like Google and Samsung didn’t make the list.