by Juli Clover
Apple today shared the trailer for the second season of space drama “For All Mankind,” which is set to premiere on Friday, February 19.
Created by Ronald D. Moore, “For All Mankind” is a sci-fi series that imagines what the world might have been like if the global space race had never ended and the space program had remained a priority. The story is told through the lives of NASA astronauts and engineers, along with their families.
The second season of “For All Mankind” picks up in 1983, a decade after the first season. At the height of the Cold War, tensions between the United States and USSR are at their peak. Reagan is president and the US and USSR are fighting over the resources available on the moon.
Season two of the space drama picks up a decade later in 1983. It’s the height of the Cold War and tensions between the United States and the USSR are at their peak. Ronald Reagan is president and the greater ambitions of science and space exploration are at threat of being squandered as the US and Soviets go head-to-head to control sites rich in resources on the moon. The Department of Defense has moved into Mission Control, and the militarization of NASA becomes central to several characters’ stories: some fight it, some use it as an opportunity to advance their own interests, and some find themselves at the height of a conflict that may lead to nuclear war.
The show stars Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman, Wrenn Schmidt, Shantel VanSanten, Sarah Jones, and Jodi Balfour. It’s already been renewed for a third season.
Thursday January 14, 2021 9:32 pm PST by Juli Clover
Apple is working on two new MacBook Pro models that will feature significant design changes, well-respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said today in a note to investors that was obtained by MacRumors.
According to Kuo, Apple is developing two models in 14 and 16-inch size options. The new MacBook Pro machines will feature a flat-edged design, which Kuo describes as “similar to the iPhone 12” …
In the second beta of iOS 14.4 seeded to developers and public testers this week, MacRumors contributor Steve Moser has discovered code indicating that Apple will be introducing a new warning on iPhones that have had their camera repaired or replaced with aftermarket components rather than genuine Apple components.
“Unable to verify this iPhone has a genuine Apple camera,” the message will…
Wednesday January 13, 2021 3:39 pm PST by Juli Clover
Developer Giulio Zompetti, who often shows off prototype versions of Apple devices, today highlighted a prototype version of the iPhone 12 Pro.
The iPhone 12 Pro is running an operating system called SwitchBoard, a nonUI version of the iOS 14 update that Apple uses internally. We’ve seen SwitchBoard on prototype devices before, as Apple uses it to test new features.
Wednesday January 13, 2021 5:45 am PST by Joe Rossignol
As seen in screenshots obtained by MacRumors in 2019, Apple’s long-rumored AirTags items trackers are expected to be managed through the Find My app on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Now, any user can get an early look at this tab. MacRumors reader David Chu today alerted us that the hidden “Items” tab in the Find My app can be enabled on an iPhone or iPad by typing in the link findmy://items in…
Wednesday January 13, 2021 1:16 pm PST by Juli Clover
CES 2021 is taking place digitally this year, and it hasn’t been as exciting as in past years because many vendors have opted out. That said, some companies are still showing off some interesting Apple-related accessories that are coming out this year and that will be of interest to Mac, iPad, and iPhone users.
Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Pioneer Wireless…
Thursday January 14, 2021 3:11 am PST by Tim Hardwick
Philips Hue has announced a new wireless dimmer switch module that lets Hue bridge owners directly control the smart lighting from their standard wall switches. The new Philips Hue wall switch module is the ideal addition to any Philips Hue set up. Installed behind existing light switches, it allows users to turn their existing switch into a smart switch and ensures their smart lighting is…
Thursday January 14, 2021 11:36 pm PST by Eric Slivka
Following today’s report from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo outlining major changes for the next-generation MacBook Pro models coming in the third quarter of this year, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has weighed in with his own report corroborating some of the details but seemingly differing a bit on others.
First, Gurman shares more details on the return of MagSafe charging to the MacBook Pro, indicating…
Tuesday January 12, 2021 8:46 am PST by Eric Slivka
CBS This Morning today shared a short clip of an upcoming interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook in which addressing last week’s events at the U.S. Capitol, with Cook saying “it’s key that people be held accountable for it.”
Following the clip, Gayle King of CBS noted that the interview with Cook was not specifically arranged to address the current controversy over Parler and other repercussions, …
Wednesday January 13, 2021 10:03 am PST by Juli Clover
Apple today seeded the second betas of upcoming iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4 updates to developers for testing purposes, with the new betas coming a month after Apple released the first betas.
iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4 can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or over the air after the proper profile has been installed on an iPhone or iPad.
Paired with the HomePod 14.4 beta that is…
Wednesday January 13, 2021 9:16 am PST by Joe Rossignol
CalDigit today unveiled a new Thunderbolt 4 dock with a wide selection of connectivity options, including three USB-A ports, one USB-C port, two HDMI 2.0 ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port, an SD card slot, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The dock also has a Thunderbolt 4 port that allows it to be connected to a Mac with a single cable, with up to 94W of pass-through charging for the latest MacBook…