by Juli Clover
Apple today announced that upcoming neo-noir psychological thriller “Losing Alice” will debut on Apple TV+ on Friday, January 22. The first three episodes will premiere on that date, with the final five episodes following weekly.
Written and directed by Sigal Avin, “Losing Alice” follows aging director Alice and her growing obsession with young screenwriter Sophie.
Using flashbacks and flash-forwards in a satisfyingly complex narrative that takes the viewer through the conscious and subconscious of its protagonist’s mind, the series follows Alice (played by Ayelet Zurer), a 48-year-old female film director, who feels irrelevant since raising her family. After a brief encounter on the train, she becomes obsessed with a 24-year-old screenwriter femme fatale, Sophie (played by Lihi Kornowski), and eventually surrenders her moral integrity in order to achieve power, relevance and success. In addition to Ayelet Zurer, the series stars Lihi Kornowski, Gal Toren, Yossi Marshak, Shai Avivi and Chelli Goldenberg.
“Losing Alice” is the latest in a series of Apple Originals from across the world, including Israeli thriller “Tehran,” upcoming international espionage thriller “Slow Horses,” “Pachinko” based on the best-selling novel, and “Suspicion,” based on Israeli series “False Flag.”
Tuesday November 17, 2020 10:36 am PST by Juli Clover
At this point, we’ve seen enough reviews and benchmarks to know that the Apple Silicon M1 MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini offer incredible performance compared to prior-generation Intel models, but there are still new tests coming out that demonstrate just how impressive Apple’s chip really is.
MacRumors forum member iChan did a test on the base model M1 MacBook Air, opening up every…
Monday November 16, 2020 1:58 pm PST by Juli Clover
The new M1 Macs are now arriving to customers, and one of the first people to get the new M1 13-inch MacBook Pro with 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, and 8GB unified memory has run a much anticipated R23 Cinebench benchmark on the 8GB 13-inch MacBook Pro with 512GB of storage to give us a better idea of performance. cinebench 7508 multi core and 1498 single core#MacbookPro pic.twitter.com/dWaHaQOOqn— …
Monday November 16, 2020 8:33 pm PST by Arnold Kim
As customers are receiving their new Apple Silicon Macs, we’re starting to see more benchmarks and testing being posted in our Apple Silicon forum. One forum user (abbotsford1980) shared SSD Benchmarks for their new M1 MacBook Air with 256GB storage:
The benchmarks confirm that the new MacBook Air SSD is approximately twice as fast as the previous model with 2190 MB/s writes and 2675 MB/s…
Wednesday November 18, 2020 7:40 am PST by Joe Rossignol
A teardown of the new Mac mini has surfaced on the forum eGPU.io (via Reddit), providing us with a real-world look at Apple’s new M1 chip, which is soldered onto a much smaller logic board than the one found in the 2018 model of the computer.
The M1 is the silver chip labeled with APL1102, housing the 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 16-core Neural Engine, I/O controllers, and more all in one. The…
Wednesday November 18, 2020 6:07 pm PST by Arnold Kim
Codeweavers posted a blog post and video tonight showing off CrossOver running on an Apple M1 MacBook Air. This video shows Team Fortress 2 running on a new M1 MacBook Air:
CrossOver is software (based on Wine Project) that runs Microsoft Windows apps on the Mac by translating Windows APIs into their Mac equivalents. The Codeweavers team was able to run the current version of CrossOver on…
Tuesday November 17, 2020 8:32 am PST by Joe Rossignol
DisplayMate today published its in-depth analysis of the iPhone 12 Pro Max’s Super Retina XDR display, with the device earning a “Best Smartphone Display Award” and highest-ever display performance grade of A+.
DisplayMate said the iPhone 12 Pro Max has a “state-of-the-art” display that sets or matches 11 smartphone display performance records, including high peak brightness, high contrast…
In a new interview with Om Malik, Apple’s software engineering chief Craig Federighi, marketing chief Greg Joswiak, and chipmaking chief Johny Srouji discussed the motivations behind Apple Silicon, how Apple is able to differentiate itself from its competitors, and why chip specifications are becoming irrelevant.
Joswiak explained that Apple Silicon represents the completion of Steve Jobs’ …
Wednesday November 18, 2020 3:55 pm PST by Juli Clover
Apple appears to have released a revised version of iOS 14.2 that’s available to those who have an iPhone 12 device and who have not previously installed the iOS 14.2 update.
It’s not clear why Apple has released a new version of iOS 14.2, but it may include minor bug fixes, perhaps for installation issues. The updated software has a build number of 18B111, while the original release has a…