‘Foundation’ podcast launches to coincide with Apple TV+ debut

To go along with Thursday's premiere of "Foundation" on Apple TV+, the company debuted an original podcast that invites series producers and writers to discuss newly aired episodes.Hosted by Jason Concepcion and showrunner David S. Goyer, the weekly podcast offers viewers deep dives into new episodes of the Isaac Asimov adaptation. Guests include series writers, though Goyer should prove a more than abundant source of information for each episode.As noted in an interview with Goyer published today, the show is not a strict adaptation of Asimov's classic series. While plot points remain, the story focuses on "Foundation's" characters and places special emphasis on time, which plays a pivotal role in the written work. Read more...

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What the Snapchat Generation Expects From Brands for Hispanic Heritage Month and Beyond

Nearly one-half of Snapchatters responding to a recent survey by Snap Inc. said they intend to observe Hispanic Heritage Month in some fashion. The company wrote in a blog post, "The Snapchat Generation is distinctly diverse and socially conscious, making this month an especially important time for our community. As a particularly inclusive group, nearly...

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Some AirPods Pro users can’t control ANC with Siri after updating to iOS 15

An apparent bug in iOS 15 is hampering an AirPods Pro feature that allows users to control active noise cancellation features with Siri.Apple's AirPods Pro integrate support for Siri, which can perform the usual voice assistant functions as well as control hardware features like ANC and Transparency Mode.Some users are reporting that iOS 15 partially breaks Siri support. According to complaints in a Reddit thread, users who ask Siri to activate or deactivate the noise cancellation functions are met with the response, "I'm sorry, I can't do that." Read more...

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Unreleased MacBook Pro screen resolutions discovered in macOS Monterey beta

Code discovered in the latest macOS Monterey beta hints at two new display resolutions that align with rumored MacBook Pro refreshes due this fall.According to code spelunker Steve Moser, macOS Monterey includes mention of "3456 x 2234 Retina" and "3024 x 1964 Retina" screen resolutions, specifications that do not correspond to MacBooks in Apple's existing lineup, reports MacRumors.While not confirmed, the resolutions appear to reveal information about next-generation 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models that are rumored to launch later this fall. Read more...

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The 3:2 Day Office Will Improve Agencies in Every Way, States Creature CEO

Early in the Covid-19 lockdowns, questions of "returning to the office" typically revolved around proposed dates and mask protocols. But as the pandemic has continued through its second year, the nature of work has become a highly complex and potentially volatile topic at companies around the world. For many organizations, it's no longer about a...

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Blake Lively, Actor and Teetotaler, Debuts a Line of Mixers to Enjoy With or Without Booze

The irony of launching a line of drink mixers while not actually partaking in alcohol herself is not lost on Blake Lively, the actor and entrepreneur married to "infamous gin slinger" Ryan Reynolds. But with her wry sense of humor on full display, Lively announced her nascent brand, Betty Buzz, on her social media channels...

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Ikea Sees Opportunity for Physical and Digital Growth After the Pandemic

While emerging from the pandemic poses obstacles for retailers, in the eyes of Ikea, it's an opportunity for the home furnishings retailer to further grow its business. That's according to Umesh Sripad, the banner's chief digital officer, who spoke with Adweek senior editor Robert Klara during Brandweek about the retailer's in-store experience and digital efforts....

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Facebook Reacts to National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month

Facebook is marking National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month with two initiatives: limiting the distribution of content that does not violate its rules but trivializes themes around death, depression or suicide; and releasing a new toolkit to guide conversations about viral suicide challenges. Global head of safety Antigone Davis wrote in a Newsroom post, "September...

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Initial iPhone 13 preorders begin to arrive as customers line up at Apple Stores

Early iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro customers who preordered a handset last week are now taking receipt of the devices, with Australia and New Zealand among the first to gain access to Apple's latest smartphone.As has become tradition, customers just west of the international date line are posting photos of their new iPhone hardware to social media outlets. New iPhone 13 owners in Australia, Japan, New Zealand and other countries have posted unboxings and glory shots of the new handsets to Twitter, Reddit and Instagram.A long line of customers, seen in the image above, are awaiting entry into Apple Omotesando in Japan, though other stores in the country, like the Marunouchi location, are desolate. Similarly, Apple Southland in Victoria, Australia, opened to no sign of line-waiters. Read more...

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Apple patches iOS zero-day vulnerability exploited by Pegasus spyware

Apple on Thursday pushed out updates for older versions of its iOS and macOS operating systems, patching three zero-day vulnerabilities including a bug that was likely exploited in the wild by NSO Group's Pegasus spyware.Earlier today, Apple issued iOS 12.5.5 with a fix for a CoreGraphics flaw that allows attackers to execute arbitrary code on a target device through maliciously crafted PDFs. The vulnerability may have been exploited in the wild, according to a support document detailing the update's security content.Impacting a range of iPhone and iPad models, including iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, and sixth-generation iPod touch, the CoreGraphics zero-day was discovered by Citizen Lab, an interdisciplinary laboratory at the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs. The group's involvement strongly suggests NSO deployed the exploit to bolster its Pegasus malware tool. Read more...

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