Apple looking to attract talent for Oscar worthy films

Apple looking to attract talent for Oscar worthy films

Apple has been approaching “elevated” directors and other film talent in recent months to talk about bankrolling projects with Oscar-winning potential, reports The New York Post. Unnamed Hollywood sources say the tech giant is looking to spend $5 million to $30 million per project and release about six films annually.

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Apple patent involves an integrated media jukebox/physiologic data handling app

Apple patent involves an integrated media jukebox/physiologic data handling app

Apple has been granted a patent (number 10,315,087) for an “integrated media jukebox and physiologic data handling application.” It could offer hints as to how your Mac will interact with your iPhone and other devices when iTunes is broken up into Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, and Apple TV in the upcoming macOS Catalina. The invention especially focuses on exercise tracking features.

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Apple granted patent for a music user interface

Apple granted patent for a music user interface

Apple has filed for a patent (number 20190163329) for a music user interface that hints at upcoming tweaks to its iTunes interface. The company is expected to preview new Music and Podcast apps for macOS at this week’s Worldwide Developer Conference; this could be related, although the patent also involves iOS.

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Decision to break up iTunes in macOS Catalina may be well timed

Decision to break up iTunes in macOS Catalina may be well timed

Zuora’s “End of Ownership” report finds that more than half of Americans want to “own less stuff” – and 79% of U.S. adults today are achieving this through a subscription service. Which bodes well for Apple’s move to break up iTunes into three separate apps — Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, and Apple TV — in this fall’s macOS Catalina.

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macOS Catalina breaks up iTunes, will add Sidecar, and more

macOS Catalina breaks up iTunes, will add Sidecar, and more

At today’s Worldwide Developer Conference keynote, Apple gave us a sneak peak at the upcoming macOS Catalina, the latest version of its desktop operating system. The upgrade will replace iTunes with Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, and Apple TV apps.

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Lawsuit claims Apple sells personal info about iTunes purchases

Lawsuit claims Apple sells personal info about iTunes purchases

Another day, another lawsuit. Bloomberg reports that Apple is being sued by customers who say the tech giant is unlawfully disclosing and selling personal info about their iTunes purchases as well as their personal data, despite the company’s advertising claim that “What happens on your iPhone. stays on your iPhone.”

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Tactile feedback patent filing hints at Macs with touchscreens

Tactile feedback patent filing hints at Macs with touchscreens

Future iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches — and perhaps Macs — may sport more tactile feedback. Apple has filed for a patent (number 20190138102) for a “device, method, and graphical user interface for providing tactile feedback for operations performed in a user interface.”

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