PSA: Season 2 of Servant gets off to a spooky start on Apple TV+

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Servant
Episode one debuted Friday.
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2021 not scary enough for you? Apple TV+ is here to help. On Friday, Apple debuted the first episode of season two of Servant. The creepy psychological thriller series from Tony Basgallop and M. Night Shyamalan spooked audiences with its first season about the supernatural goings-on involving “baby” Jericho and nanny Leanne.

Check out the season 2 trailer below:

Is this the future of Macs? [Cult of Mac Magazine 383]

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This augmented-reality Mac concept goes full Minority Report.
This augmented-reality Mac concept goes full Minority Report.
Cover: Leander Kahney/Cult of Mac

An augmented reality Mac powered by Apple glasses offers a glimpse of what computing might look like in the future.

Yes, it’s just a concept. But man, is it gorgeously detailed. We talked with concept designer Dominik Hofacker about his fascinating concept, and you can read all about it in this week’s free issue of Cult of Mac Magazine. Download it now to read on your iOS device, or get the links below.

We’ve also got the latest news and rumors on the the long-rumored Apple Car and AirTags (not to mention those Apple AR glasses that Hofacker is talking about). Plus, we’ve got how-tos and reviews (including a second take on AirPods Max and a look at the second anachronistic season of Dickinson on Apple TV+).

Super fans can sign up for advance screening of Dickinson season 2 [Updated]

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‘Dickinson’ season two release date is Jan. 8, 2021.
The next season of Dickinson will be on Apple TV+ in three months.
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Can’t wait for the second season of Dickinson? Then quickly sign up to watch an advance screening. A one-time stream will allow viewers to see the comedy/drama on Thursday, January 7, the day before it debuts on Apple TV+.

Update: The screening is now full. “Registration for this event is now closed,“ says Apple.

Apple TV+ already commits to third season of award-winning comedy Dickinson

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‘Dickinson’ season two release date is Jan. 8, 2021.
The next season of Dickinson will be on Apple TV+ in three months.
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The debut of season two of the Apple TV+ comedy series Dickinson has been scheduled for early January. But Apple is so pleased with this award-winning program based on the life of rebellious young poet Emily Dickinson it went ahead and committed to a third season on Thursday.

Binge time: Best Apple TV+ shows to stream during self-isolation [Review]

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F. Murray Abraham & Rob McElhenney in Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet
F. Murray Abraham & Rob McElhenney as the squabbling idiot architects of wildly popular MMORPG Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet
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Trapped indoors with nothing to watch during the COVID-19 quarantine, or just sick of your usual streaming options? Apple TV+ harbors a day’s worth of exciting and compelling programming to finally dig into.

For anyone looking for an excuse to finally give the streaming service a try, here’s a guide to some standout shows. Not every Apple TV+ series is a slam dunk, but there are hidden gems waiting to be binged during these uncertain times.

Apple TV+ popularity might surprise you

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First 3 episodes of crime drama Truth Be Told debut on Apple TV+
“Truth Be Told” on Apple TV+ was the fourth most popular streaming show to debut last quarter.
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Apple TV+ shows are drawing plenty of attention, according to a market-analysis firm. Six of the ten most popular streaming series premiering last quarter were reportedly made by Apple.

Past meets present in Dickinson featurette

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Death kindly stops by Dickinson
Hailee Steinfeld isn’t your typical Emily Dickinson.
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In a new video, the creator and a star of Dickinson discuss how this Apple TV+ series uses events from the life of a 19th Century poet to discuss problems women still face.

Watch it now:

Game of Thrones star joins Dickinson for season 2

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Jones played Loras Tyrell for six seasons of Game of Thrones.
Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

Apple is quickly adding new members to the cast of Dickinson as it gears up for a new season, including the actor who played one of the most iconic minor characters of Game of Thrones.

Finn Jones, of Loras Tyrell fame, has reportedly signed on for a role in season 2. He will be joined by Pico Alexander as newcomers on the teen drama show that has been lauded as one of the best series to come out of Apple TV+ so far.