ANZ’s hilarious Apple Pay ad is better than Apple’s

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Apple Pay is simply amazing.
Apple Pay is simply amazing.
Photo: ANZ Australia

Using Apple Pay to buy stuff feels like magic every time. Apple’s official ads don’t really portray how awestruck people are when I bust out my iPhone or Apple Watch to buy a Red Bull, but a bank in Australia has captured the moment perfectly.

ANZ’s funny Apple Pay ad is super and simple and just shows a regular guy buying a carton of milk from an Australian version of Seth Rogen. Not much happens, but the wave of utter amazement and disbelief that hits everyone in the store when the guy taps the counter with his iPhone is something you’ve got to see.

Check it out:

Watch Woz warn Jobs he’s going to get killed in new Steve Jobs clip

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Steve Jobs (played by Michael Fassbender) and Steve Wozniak (Seth Rogen) before a NeXT keynote in a scene from Steve Jobs.
Steve Jobs (played by Michael Fassbender) and Steve Wozniak (Seth Rogen) before a NeXT keynote in a scene from Steve Jobs.
Photo: Universal Pictures

Steve Wozniak lashes out at his Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, asking the Apple CEO what he actually does, in a just-released scene from the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic.

While the pair remained close friends until Jobs’ death in 2011, the scene shows the two meeting before the unveiling of the NeXT Computer. After confronting Jobs about his roll in creating computers, Woz warns Steve that he’s about to get killed for releasing the NeXT, which was marketed toward schools and students — but came with an ungodly $6,500 price tag.

Watch the heated exchange below:

Steve Jobs stars talk up movie’s brilliant innovation

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Kate Winslet, middle, praises the portrayal of Steve Jobs by Michael Fassbender (right).
Kate Winslet, middle, praises the portrayal of Steve Jobs by Michael Fassbender (right).
Photo: Universal Pictures

Michael Fassbender doesn’t look anything like Steve Jobs in the upcoming movie about the Apple CEO’s life, but according to his co-star Jeff Daniels, that doesn’t matter because it’s the most truthful telling of Steve Jobs yet.

“Michael’s really making sure that he tells the truth with STeve Jobs. That he really tries to get to the core of why STeve did this and why he did that,” say Daniels in a new behind-the-scenes video. “It’s certainly not an impression, nor is it intended to be, but the truth is there.”

Seth Rogen, Kate Winslet, Danny Boyle, and Fassbender all sat down to talk about the movie that will be released next month, providing insight on what it was like to enter the world of the iconic tech figure.

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Steve Jobs will be centerpiece of New York Film Festival

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"Ta-da!"
Photo: Universal Pictures

The Aaron Sorkin-penned film Steve Jobs has been chosen as the centerpiece movie of the 53rd annual New York Film Festival and will be screened at the the event on Saturday, October 3rd.

Starring Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs, and Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak, the film is based on Walter Isaacson’s bestselling biography. The movie won’t be released publicly until this fall, but NY Film Festival director Kent Jones’ review heaps praise on the film, calling it “dramatically concentrated, yet beautifully expansive; it’s extremely sharp; it’s wildly entertaining.”

Director Danny Boyle had the following to say about the honor:

Woz: Entertainment trumps accuracy in new Steve Jobs trailer

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Seth Rogen plays Steve Wozniak in the forthcoming Jobs biopic.
Seth Rogen plays Steve Wozniak in the forthcoming Jobs biopic.
Photo: Universal

The Woz wasn’t exactly the world’s biggest fan of the Ashton Kutcher-starring 2013 movie Jobs, whose script he infamously dismissed as “crap.” But what did he make of the trailer for Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs, which landed earlier this week?

In an email correspondence, Wozniak gives something of a mixed view — essentially dinging the film for its accuracy, but arguing that its heart is in the right place.

Fassbender poses as Steve Jobs in fake NeXT poster

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Fassbender as Steve Jobs. Photo: Sean Nung/Instagram
Photo: Sean Nung/Instagram

Filming for the upcoming Steve Jobs moving got underway yesterday at the San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House for a major scene in the movie where Steve Jobs unveils the NeXT computer in October 1988.

The set was crowded as hundreds of people arrived to be extras in the picture, and Danny Boyle’s production crew tried to make the scene as authentic-looking as possible. They even put up fake NeXT posters around the opera house, showing Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs posing with the NeXT cube.

Meet the official cast of the Steve Jobs movie

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The official cast of Steve Jobs has been announced. Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac
The official cast of Steve Jobs has been announced. Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs movie has been down a hard road on its way to production. Disasters like fickle actors and directors have plagued the project, but filming is finally underway in San Francisco as we speak, and for the first time ever, we have an official cast list.

Universal Pictures announced the official cast for the movie this week as filming has already wrapped up at Jobs’ parents garage. The logline confirms the film will be “set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 2001 with the unveiling of the iPod. The film takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.”

We already knew Michael Fassbender has been tapped to play Jobs, but the official cast list includes a few surprises — like the three different actresses that will play Steve’s daughter — and a veteran Apple PR guru we didn’t see coming.

Here’s the full cast alongside the real-life people they’ll play:

Steve Jobs movie will shooting scenes today in Berkeley, California

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The Steve Jobs movie is finally underway! Photo: Ben Stanfield/Flickr CC
Photo: Ben Stanfield/Flickr CC

If you’re in or around Berkeley, California, this evening, and want to be a part of Apple history, you may catch a glimpse of actors Michael Fassbender, Seth Rogen, Kate Winslet and Katherine Waterston as they shoot scenes for the Aaron Sorkin-penned Steve Jobs biopic.

Having been through numerous production difficulties en route to getting made (pretty much like any Apple product then!), the movie is shooting in and around Berkeley’s La Méditerranée restaurant at 2936 College Ave., between 6 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Saturday.

Why you should watch The Interview (even if it might suck)

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Bust terrorists in the balls by seeing The Interview. Photo © 2014 CTMG
Bust terrorists in the balls by seeing The Interview. Photo: Sony Pictures

Whether you head to a theater or stream it in the comfort of your home, you really ought to watch The Interview this weekend.

The action-comedy, about two journalists on a mission to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, has become the unlikely must-see movie of the Christmas break — and it’s your patriotic duty to see it, like it or not.