Golden Age of Hollywood series starring Gal Gadot coming to Apple TV+

Apple continues to line up big names for its streaming service.

What you need to know

Apple has won a new series starring Gal Gadot.
”Hedy Lamarr” will follow the life of the actress and inventor.
The series was moved from Showtime to Apple.

In a surprise turn, it appears that a Gal Gadot-led series is heading to Apple TV Plus. According to a new report from Variety, ”Hedy Lamarr”, a new series from Sarah Treem and starring Gadot, was originally set to debut on Showtime but has apparently landed at Apple instead.

According to the report, Apple has made a straight-to-series order for the show and its eight episodes. Gadot is set to star and executive produce for the series.

”The eight-episode series hails from writer and executive producer Sarah Treem, who previously served as co-creator and showrunner on Showtime’s ”The Affair.” Gadot is attached to star and executive produce. Warren Littlefield and Katie Robbins will also executive produce. Gadot and her husband and produc…

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iOS 14 would be a great time for widgets to come to the iPhone Home screen

I’m ready for widgets on my iPhone’s Home screen, and I hope Apple is, too.

Recently, a number of concepts have made the rounds depicting a potential iOS 14 that allows for widgets on the Home screen. Not just widgets, but widgets that expand from the icons that already occupy the Home screen. These concepts are less like Android’s widgets and more like the late lamented Windows Phone’s Live Tiles, which can serve to display information from an app and launch that app.

Both of these more recent concepts are intriguing in their plausibility, painting a picture of widgets on iOS that’s less like a copy of the Android experience that some fear, and more of a natural outgrowth of Apple existing design language.

The concepts are also exciting to me because they show me something that I’ve wanted for a long time: an iOS experience that can be customized to suit my needs.

The time for widgets is now

The thing that I continue to find most attractive about Android compared to iOS is the …

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Sending email from the Mail app has never been easier

How do I send emails from the Mail app?

Using the Mail app for iPhone and iPad, you can easily send email from any email account you have!

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How to create a new email in the Mail app for iPhone and iPad

Launch the Mail app from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.
Tap the compose button in the bottom right corner of your screen.
Enter the email address or name of the person to whom you’d like to send a message. You can also enter the email addresses of people you’d like to CC or BCC.

Choose the Subject field, add your subject.
Tap the message field and type your message.
Select Send in the top right corner of your screen when you’re finished your message.

Once your message has …

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Amazon’s sites appear to be coming back online

Amazon’s sites are currently down.

Updated 3:40 PM ET: It looks like things at Amazon are getting back to normal. People on Twitter are reporting that the service is once again working for them, although Down Detector is still showing that many regions in the U.S. are still experiencing downtime errors.

What you need to know

Amazon.com and apps are down.
The outages appear to be affecting the U.S.
Most of the rest of the world seems unaffected.

As of 3:20pm EST, it appears that Amazon.com and Amazon’s shopping apps are down for most users in the U.S.

UPDATE 3:28pm EST: Amazon’s AWS, Amazon Music and Prime Video are down as well.

This story is still developing, and will be updated as we have more information.

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Potentially new Leather Loop Apple Watch bands shown off in new video

So much intrigue with Apple Watch bands.

What you need to know

A new video on YouTube says it has the new Leather Loop Apple Watch bands.
The video shows off the bands in five colors.
The bands featured in the video contradict the designs shown in earlier leaked images.

Yesterday, new images of a potenially new Leather Loop for the Apple Watch leaked on Reddit. The images showed off a new, sportier design for the strap with four colors featured in the images: black, blue, red, and brown.

Today, a video has surfaced on YouTube showing off the new bands in person. A new channel called Tinhte English posted the video, showing off the bands as well as revealing another new color: pink.

The bands were able to attach to an existing Apple Watch, so if the new bands are real and see a release, existing Apple Watch owners will be able to purchase one of the new Leather Loop bands for their current device.

The video does contradict the earlier images in one way. The leaked images showe…

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This $14 Course Helps You Master Facebook for Business

If you run a business, any platform with 1.4 billion users is worth your attention. Even if you’re not the savviest Facebook user, this social network is still a great place to reach new customers. The 2020 Complete Certified Facebook Marketing Master Class shows you how with six hours of in-depth tutorials from an entrepreneur and top-rated instructor. Right now, you can pick up the course for just $13.99 — that is over 90% off the full price.
When it comes to marketing products and services, Facebook is a powerful tool. The platform allows you to grow an audience, build trust in your brand, and target specific demographics. To make this happen, however, you need a solid grasp of marketing strategy.
This Facebook marketing master class helps you master the key techniques used by successful Facebook marketers. Through 61 concise video tutorials, you discover how to create pages and groups, run targeted ads, optimize your content, and so much more.
And, if you’re not super savvy …

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TIDAL rolling out Dolby Atmos Music support for Apple TV 4K and more

Latest update brings more immersive music to the home theater.

What you need to know

TIDAL has announced a new update that brings Dolby Atmos to compatible home theater devices.
Update for TIDAL apps will begin rolling out over the next few days, and includes Apple TV 4K.
Subscription to TIDAL HiFi streaming service is required, and compatible music and devices will play Atmos content automatically.

TIDAL has announced that it has begun rolling out support for Dolby Atmos Music through compatible home theater devices. The addition of Dolby Atmos Music brings a more immersive listening experience when connected through the TIDAL Music app on devices such as the Apple TV 4K.

Dolby Atmos Music allows people to connect with their favorite music in a whole new way, pulling listeners into a song and revealing what was lost with stereo recordings. Listeners can discover hidden details and subtleties with unparalleled clarity. Whether it’s a complex harmony of instruments placed aro…

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Over 50 million games in The Witcher franchise have been sold

You’ve tossed many coins to your Witcher, he is growing too strong.

What you need to know

CD Projekt Red announced today that The Witcher franchise has crossed 50 million copies sold.
Of these 50 million sales, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt accounts for over 28 million.
CD Projekt Red’s next game up is Cyberpunk 2077.

Today, CD Projekt Red confirmed that The Witcher franchise has crossed 50 million copies sold. While this includes every paid Witcher game released so far, the majority of these sales are from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which has sold over 28 million copies.

A combination of deep discounts, the release of a Nintendo Switch version and The Witcher Netflix TV series saw game sales skyrocket back in December 2019, with copies sold up a staggering 554% year-over-year.

CD Projekt Red’s next game is Cyberpunk 2077. Scheduled to arrive on September 17, this ambitious futuristic RPG allows players to customize every aspect of their character. Every aspect. A Night City Wire p…

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If you’re in need of a CD drive for your new Mac mini, these are the best!

Optical drives went the way of the Dodo bird a few years ago on Mac computers due to most software, movies, and music all moving online, but sometimes you still need a good old fashioned CD drive. So, even in now, there are still situations when you need an external optical drive. That said, no matter what your needs are, we’ve saved you the trouble of looking around and grouped together some of the best CD drives to compliment your new Mac mini.

Home grown

Apple USB SuperDrive

This CD drive comes straight from the source. It’s made by Apple and will work with any Mac that does not have an optical drive built-in, so basically any Mac within the past few years. It looks great, it’s easy to use, it’s compact and it’s well made. It’s completely plug-and-play so there’s no need to download anything and it offers a lot of features for the creative types. The not-so-great? It’s not USB-C (you’ll need an adapter) and it’s a bit pricey.

$79 at Amazon

Into the future

Nolyth USB-C Supe…

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Stream 4 months of SiriusXM for free with this Essential Streaming offer

SiriusXM is giving interested listeners a chance to try out its streaming service absolutely free for four months when you sign up for an Essential Streaming plan. The best part about this package is that you’ll be able to listen anywhere via the SiriusXM app on an Android or iOS device, or online at its website.

You won’t be charged anything for your first four months of service, though after the trial, the Essential Streaming plan will bill you $8 per month. You can choose to cancel the service before then at no penalty if you don’t want to keep it active.

Four months of access to SiriusXM’s Essential Streaming Plan would normally cost $32, but today’s offer means you can start listening now and now pay a cent until this coming October.

If you’re using SiriusXM in your car, you’ll want a vehicle package instead which start at $10.99 for the ’Mostly Music’ option. That’s a great price, though you’d be missing out on Howard Stern shows which are only included in the Select and All…

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