2 Apple ads score Emmy nominations

The Emmy nominations were just announced and two of Apple’s ads are in the running to receive the 2019 Outstanding Commercial Emmy, which is pretty damn cool.

 

Both of the ads were created by Apple’s longtime advertising partner, TBWA/Media Arts Lab.

 

See below the two ads that are in the running:

 

 “Make Something Wonderful” 

 

 

 

 “Don’t Mess With Mother,” from Apple’s “Shot on iPhone” campaign. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apple Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

Today is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission leaving earth for the moon, and this coming Saturday will commemorate that mission landing on the Moon.

 

 

To celebrate, Apple has shared a video with clips from its upcoming Apple TV+ show “For All Mankind” along with commentary from people who have worked on the series. The show is about an alternate history that explores what might have happened had the global space race never ended and had the USSR landed the first humans on the moon.

 

See below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

“For All Mankind” will be included in Apple’s upcoming Apple TV+ streaming service, set to launch this fall.

 

 

 

Amazon Prime Day Concert!

Prime day is coming up, starting at midnight on July 15th and lasting through until July 16th.

 

BUT on July 10th at 9:00 p.m. ET, if you’re a Prime member, you’ll be able to stream the Prime Day Concert starring Taylor Swift,  Dua Lipa, SZA, and Becky G and hosted by Glee alum Jane Lynch. It’ll also be available to Prime members to stream on-demand for a limited time, with select songs from each performance.

 

See the trailer for the Amazon Prime Concert below!

 

 

 

 

Jony Ive is leaving Apple!

Design genius Jony Ive announced today that he is leaving Apple after decades at the company!

 

Limelight-shy Ive is credited with developing the iPhone, iMac, and iPod, and will leave Apple at the end of this year.  So what’s next?

 

Well, he’s not going too far, actually. Ive is starting his own design firm called LoveFrom – and Apple will be his very first customer. Apple designer Marc Newsom will also be joining him there.

 

From Tim Cook:

 

 

“Jony is a singular figure in the design world and his role in Apple’s revival cannot be overstated, from 1998’s groundbreaking iMac to the iPhone and the unprecedented ambition of Apple Park, where recently he has been putting so much of his energy and care,”

 

 

From the man himself:

 

“There are some areas that are personal natural passions for me,” he said to the FT. “The work that we’ve been doing with wearable technology — with technology becoming more personal, there is an inevitability that it becomes worn.”

 

 

Amazon Prime Days are coming!

That’s right, Prime DAYS. This year, Amazon have decided to bless us with 2 days of deals, instead of 1. Technically last year’s lasted 36 hours, but who knows what kind of extra deals you can get with those extra 12 hours?!

 

The whole thing will begin at Midnight on July 15th and last through July 16th.

 

Prime Day  will include deals and discounts on everything from tech products (yay!)  to home products, clothing, toys, and more.

 

SO beginning at Midnight on the 15th, there’ll be lightning deals on Amazon that start at different times and last for as long as stock lasts.

 

Here’s the kicker though: Prime membership is required to get the deals.

 

Amazon currently has previews on some of the deals they’ll be featuring, so go check them out!! 

 

 

 

New ‘Shot on iPhone’ video

A couple of days ago Apple released a new ‘Shot on iPhone XS’ video that’s pretty trippy, so if you need a nice little calming moment away from this Monday Afternoon, here you go!!!

 

 

Also – we’ve heard reports out of Silicon Valley today suggest that Apple may be releasing a 16-inch MacBook come September… interesting…

 

 

 

 

 

MacBook Pro recall

Apple is doing a voluntary recall and replacement program for their 15-inch MacBook Pro sold between September 2015 and February 2017 because select units may contain a battery that may overheat and pose safety risks.

 

Yikes.

The unites in question can be identified but their serial number and customers who are affected can have their battery replaced by Apple free of charge.

 

Want to see if you might be affected by a burning hot MacBook pro battery?

 

First, find your serial number. Go to ‘About this Mac’ in the Apple menu, and it’ll be there, next to ‘Serial Number’.

 

The, go to Apple’s support page –> here and enter in your serial number. If your MacBook Pro is affected, and you’re eligible for a replacement, you can choose one of the following service options:

 

Find an Apple Authorized Service Provider.
Make an appointment at an Apple Retail Store.
Contact Apple Support to arrange mail-in service via the Apple Repair Center.

 

In every cases, your device will be sent to an Apple Repair Center for service which may take 1-2 weeks.
Remember, if you’re partaking in this, back up your data before doing anything!!

 

 

Google won’t release any more tablets

Google apparently won’t release any more tablet devices, preferring to concentrate on their laptop sector.

 

The company confirmed to ComputerWorld that they have actually canceled two models that were in development, and have reassigned those working on them to other areas.

 

The last tablet Google released was the Pixel Slate last year, and it’s suggested that they may have found it a little difficult to compete with Apple (responsible for most worldwide tablet shipments) and Samsung, as opposed to the laptop arena where they can compete more comfortably.

 

 

Google will continue offering support and updates for the Pixel Slate until June 2024. They are also supposedly planning to release a laptop-oriented Pixelbook product towards the end of the year, as well as still releasing new models of its Pixel line of phones.

 

 

Register the kids for Apple Summer Camp!

Apple Camp registration is now open!

 

As of yesterday, kids from the US, Mexico and Canada can register for the company’s annual summer camp that will run between July 7 and August 3.

 

Kids aged 8-12 can explore music, coding, moviemaking, or art and design by taking part in a bunch of free 90-minute hands-on sessions at local Apple Stores. ( N.B: all kids must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian for the duration of their visits.)

In the past, kids who have attended Apple Camp have received a free t-shirt.

 

Space is limited so get on your internet bike and sign up -> here! 

 

 

New Macbooks?

News today that Apple has registered seven as-of-yet unreleased ‘portable’ Mac models in the Eurasian Economic Commission database –   A2141, A2147, A2158, A2159, A2179, A2182, and A2251.These filings are legally required for any encrypted devices sold in Russia and some other countries, and have previously been a good indicator of new device models coming our way.

 

People are surmising that we can shortly expect a new 12-inch MacBook and perhaps an updated MacBook Air and 16-inch MacBook pro.

 

We can possibly expect some announcements regarding this come October.