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In the Debut Trailer for Apple TV+’s Foundation, a Mighty Empire Stands on the Brink of Ruin

It’s an adaptation 50 years in the making, which somehow feels more pertinent than ever. The first teaser trailer for Foundation, Apple TV+’s take on Isaac Asimov’s groundbreaking sci-fi series, has arrived – telling the story of a futuristic empire facing its own inevitable destruction, as a group of rebels fight to preserve what little they can for the next generation. Read More >>

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When Silicon Valley Micromanages Hollywood, the Results Are Boring as Hell

With everyone clamouring to get into the streaming wars – from tech titans to industry veterans to Silicon Valley newbies with stupid amounts of funding to pump into something new that nobody asked for – one thing has become very clear: The big tech dweeb contenders are fucking it up, specifically by micromanaging the talent and opportunities they do have to create a product that doesn’t supremely suck. Read More >>

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It Seems Like Apple TV+ Wants to Be the New HBO

As HBO pivots to whatever it’s trying to achieve with its messy streaming service that's just launched in the US, Apple appears to be shopping for content and talent to help make it a standout giant in quality streaming. Read More >>

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Apple Looking to Buy Some Movies So You’ll Give a Shit About Apple TV+

Apple finally seems to be caving to the Netflix model and reportedly plans to license older content to help build out its meagre lineup of mostly okay originals. Read More >>

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All Three of Apple TV+’s Shows Are Free to Watch Now Too

Apple TV+, the tech giant’s foray into the streaming wars, may not have the library to match some of its rivals. But Apple is making some of its series and films available for free anyhow. If you haven’t taken its £4.99-per-month subscription service for a spin just yet, now’s your chance. Read More >>

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Apple and Netflix Both Need a Back Catalogue and Have Reportedly Eyed MGM to Get It

As more and more major players wade into the streaming wars, companies are likely looking for ways to diversify their offerings either through bundles or acquisitions. According to two reports, both Apple and Netflix may be looking to tap MGM’s catalogue to beef up their respective streaming services. Read More >>

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The Always Sunny Team Has Made Silicon Valley for the World of Video Games

What happens when the team behind It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia makes a show about behind-the-scenes drama on the (fake) biggest multiplayer video game in the world? Read More >>

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The Current Heads of Apple TV+ Should Be Terrified

Apple just entered an exclusive partnership with Richard Plepler, one of the chief architects of HBO’s last two decades of success. According to the New York Times, Plepler’s new production company has a five-year exclusivity deal with Apple’s TV+. If Apple’s entertainment executives aren’t worried about what the incoming titan’s arrival means for their jobs and the platform’s future yet, they probably should be. At least from where I’m sitting. Read More >>

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Apple’s Best Show is an Alt-History Cold War Epic about Moon Missions with Women

For the last month, I’ve been struck with a problem I fear far too few people have been struck with. I’ve been confusing my sharply written sci-fi shows that use alternative history to explore the ways we marginalise whole groups of people. Watchmen has explored the travesties America has committed against black people, while Apple TV+’s For All Mankind explores the absurdity of sexism. Read More >>

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Apple Yanks Film a Day Before Festival Premiere Amid Sexual Abuse Allegations

Apple has pulled its Samuel L. Jackson-starring film The Banker a day before it was set to premiere at a Los Angeles film festival, reportedly over allegations of sexual abuse by the son of a man on whose life the film was based. Read More >>

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Disney+ is Embarrassing

Disney made a lot of promises for its streaming service – many of which, as far as its content is concerned, it kept. But the service itself, Disney+, so far is messy, unreliable, and riddled with bugs. Read More >>

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Bland Content Isn’t Apple TV+’s Biggest Problem

Apple has had a long slow crawl from hardware maker to entertainment service provider. First, there was iTunes and selling music online, then movies and TV shows. Later came Apple Music, a streaming service provided for a monthly fee, and earlier this year there was News+, a news service... provided for a monthly fee. Now Apple’s finally getting around to a streaming TV service, TV+. For $5 a month, you’ll get a handful of shows that a lot of people are talking about. You’ll also get insight into the weird disconnect at the heart of Apple’s move from hardware and software to services. Read More >>

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Apple TV+ is Available Now With a 7-Day Free Trial

The long-awaited Apple TV+ is finally here and you can grab it for a seven-day trial absolutely free. Read More >>