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Surfside Girls graphic novels get adapted into Apple TV+ mystery series


‘Surfside Girls’ is coming to Apple TV+
YaYa Gosselin and Miya Cech will star in Surfside Girls for Apple TV+.
Photo: Apple TV+

Apple TV+ will produce Surfside Girls, a 10-episode live-action kids and family series. It’ll tell the story of two friends who solve a mystery about pirate ghosts.

The series will be based on the the best-selling graphic novel series of the same name by author Kim Dwinell.

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Murder-mystery comedy The Afterparty premieres on Apple TV+ on Jan. 28


Apple’s murder-mystery comedy ‘The Afterparty’ premieres on Jan. 28
Tiffany Haddish leads an ensemble cast in The Afterparty, coming to Apple TV+ in January.
Photo: Chris Miller

A premiere date for a hotly anticipated Apple TV+ series has finally been revealed. The Afterparty starring Tiffany Haddish and a collection of other comedians will make its debut on Apple’s streaming service on Friday, January 28.

The very unusual murder mystery was created by film virtuosos Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

Delve into the dark secrets of Truth Be Told season two in new trailer


‘Truth Be Told’ season 2 brings another cold case to Apple TV+ on August 20
Kate Hudson and Octavia Spencer in Truth Be Told, season 2, premiering August 20 on Apple TV+.
Photo: Apple TV+

Season two of Truth Be Told premieres Aug. 20, and Apple TV+ released a trailer on Tuesday to whet fans’ appetites. True-crime podcaster Poppy Parnell (Octavia Spencer) has another mystery to solve, and she’s going to get the truth, no mater what it costs anyone. Including herself.

Watch the trailer now.

Apple TV+ gives chilling first look at Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon


Apple gives chilling first look at Martin Scorsese’s ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’
Lily Gladstone and Leonardo DiCaprio will star in Killers of the Flower Moon on Apple TV+.
Photo: Apple TV+

It should be a happy scene — a man courting a woman. But the reality is much darker. The man and woman will marry, then he’ll kill many of her relatives to get control of the oil riches they inherited. All of this will play out in Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of Killers of the Flower Moon.

The film will star Leonardo DiCaprio, Lily Gladstone and Robert De Niro — and will appear on Apple TV+. An image of DiCaprio and Gladstone in character, released Monday, offers our first glimpse of the upcoming movie.

Hilde Lysiak’s amazing real-life girl-detective story coming to Apple TV


A show about girl reporter Hilde Lysiak is coming to Apple TV.
Girl reporter Hilde Lysiak solved a murder when she was 9 years old. What have you done today?
Photo: Scholastic

Ever since the days of Nancy Drew, girl detectives have been a staple of young adult fiction. But Hilde Lysiak is the real deal: at 9 years old, she solved a murder.

Apple purchased the TV rights to her story, and will turn it into a 10-episode series. The show, which is as-yet untitled, will be a mystery drama.

Twitter flips out over mysterious Tim Cook tweet


Tim's got a lot to be happy about.
Tim's got a lot to be happy about.
Photo: Twitter

Apple CEO Tim Cook set Twitter ablaze with speculation today — and all it took was a simple smiley face emoji.

Cook sent out a tweet with just a smiley face emoji this morning. No other context was provided, and the tweet got deleted shortly later, leading Apple fans on Twitter to wonder what the most powerful man in tech was really trying to say.

These are the most popular theories:

U.K. Retailer Lists ‘Apple Mystery Product’ On List Of Top Ten Christmas Gifts


Has Apple been running Instapaper on the iPad mini?
Retailers expect a "mystery" Apple device to be a big hit this Christmas.

We’re nearly halfway through July, and while the vast majority of us are enjoying the summer weather (unless you live in the U.K. where it continues to rain), retailers are already preparing for Christmas. U.K. retailer Currys and PC World just published its of predictions for the top ten gifts this holiday, and at number four it lists an “Apple mystery device” with pricing to be confirmed.

Could this mystery device be the upcoming iPad mini?

Readers Ask I Answer: What Is That Mysterious Symbol On Your iPhone?



I take a lot of the things for granted on my iPhone, since I’ve been using one since the original was released back in 2007. Apple released the iPhone, which many call the iPhone 2G, along with an Apple branded Bluetooth headset. That headset didn’t last very long and it was ultimately abandoned by Apple and replaced by third-party alternatives.

Therefore, although Apple abandoned the headset market iOS retained the support that Apple baked into each Bluetooth headset they made. That support allows my iPhone 4 to display the mysterious symbol that a fair number of readers comment about on my posts. So what is it?