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Apple On Tuesday Unveiled Its Expected Apple Subscription Package

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Apple on Tuesday unveiled its expected Apple subscription package,

 

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which packs myriad subscription service offerings from the iPhone manufacturer into one paid offering.

The services contained with an Apple One subscription,

depending on which tier is selected, comprise Apple Arcade, Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple News+, and more.

On a related note, Apple on Tuesday also unveiled a new Fitness+ subscription offering for $9.99/month that offers workouts hosted by coaches.

As expected, Apple on Tuesday as a part of its big, annual September event —

this season broadcast virtually from Apple Park with an audience, because of the pandemic —

introduced a brand-new service that the iPhone manufacturer was occupying for a while now: An’Apple One’ subscription bundle.

As we mentioned here, the basic idea would be to fold in several Apple subscription offerings into a single,

all-encompassing bundle (or a tiered set of bundles) so that you don’t need to keep multiple subscription payments.

For example, a fundamental Apple One bundle will include Apple Music and Apple TV+.

This was referred to as Apple’s rough equivalent to Amazon Prime, in which clients, in that scenario,

tend to register for the primary advantage of free two-day delivery.

At exactly the same time, Amazon also makes the offering much more worthwhile through add-ons such as Amazon Prime Video.

Dan Morgan, senior portfolio manager at Synovus Trust Company,

recently explained the wisdom supporting a new Apple bundle like this to CNN thus:

“If they could continue growing their user base with their excellent engineering, then the services fold , and you also get that halo effect.”

Apple announced that Apple One is coming”this autumn,” and it’ll include 30 days free.

I will certainly be digging deeper into the details of the overall offering,

which could be a solid entry point for most customers into Apple services that they May Not have otherwise tried on a standalone basis,

but for now, note that the individual Apple One tiers comprise:

The household includes Apple Music, Apple TV+,

Apple Arcade, and 200GB of iCloud storage for $19.95/month.

This grade can be share among up to six family members.

Premier, where accessible, includes Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple News+, Apple Fitness+,

along with 2TB of all iCloud storage for $29.95/month, also this tier, too, may be share among up to six family members.

“Apple One makes loving Apple subscription solutions easier than ever, including Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, iCloud, and more,”

said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services,

in a news release about the announcement.

“Using Apple You can access the very best of Apple amusement across all of your favourite devices with one simple subscription”

As noted above, a recently announced Apple wellness

and health subscription offering name Fitness+ is include herein, as well.

Per Applethis is”the very first fitness experience built for Apple Watch,

coming later this season.

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Miles Morales PS4 Saves Will Work On PS5

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Spider-Man: Miles Morales players can transfer their save data from PlayStation 4 to PS5; developer Insomniac says it will share more details later.

Spider-Man: Miles Morales is being released simultaneously on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, and players will be able to bring their current-gen saves to the next generation. Earlier this month, Sony revealed that some of its biggest announced PS5 games – Spider-Man: Miles Morales included – will also be coming to PS4 and getting free next-gen upgrades.

Not a lot has been explicitly revealed about Spider-Man: Miles Morales yet, but fans should already have a pretty good idea of what to expect. The game is a direct follow-up to the 2018 PS4 hit Marvel’s Spider-Man and will share a lot of similarities. The two titles have so much in common that when Spider-Man: Miles Morales was announced, it wasn’t initially clear if it was even its own game or DLC for Marvel’s Spider-Man. While it’s long since been confirmed as a standalone game, it seems like its gameplay will borrow heavily from its predecessor, but starring a new hero with his own unique powers.

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Related: Spider-Man: Miles Morales PS5 Download Size Is Smaller Than PS4’s

Now, it’s been confirmed that players who start their adventure in Spider-Man: Miles Morales on PS4 and later want to swing over to the next-gen version can bring their saves with them, which won’t be possible with the Marvel’s Spider-Man remaster. Developer Insomniac Games said today on Twitter that PS4 saves can be transferred to PS5, adding that the studio will “share details closer to launch.” It’s not clear whether current and next-gen versions of Spider-Man: Miles Morales can freely share save files, enabling true cross-progression, but players will at least be able to make the switch from PS4 to PS5 once.

That’s good news for fans who aren’t able to secure a PS5 at launch this year, which sounds like it will be quite a lot of people. The launch of PS5 pre-orders has been something of a disaster, with plenty of players who wanted to buy a next-gen console looking like they’ll be left without one on launch day. Traffic from PlayStation fans crashed retailers’ websites when pre-orders first became available, and since then, successful pre-orders have been cancelled or pushed back to a 2021 delivery estimate due to low console stock. Now, those who weren’t lucky enough to get a PS5 know that they can at least start Spider-Man: Miles Morales on PS4 and upgrade to PS5 later without it costing them more or forcing them to start the game over.

As a flagship next-gen title, it seems like Spider-Man: Miles Morales is getting the star treatment from Sony. While it’s too soon to know for sure, it makes sense that Spider-Man: Miles Morales could serve as a technical showcase for the PS5, making Sony invested in turning it into the best experience possible for early adopters and latecomers alike.

Next: Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition Includes Spider-Man: Remastered

Spider-Man: Miles Morales will be released on PS4 and PS5 on November 12th.

Source: Insomniac Games

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The First Biden-Trump Debate Was an Embarrassing Waste of Time — Analysis

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Moderator Chris Wallace was incapable of reining in Donald Trump during a 90-minute debate that immediately devolved into nonsensical bickering.

Chris Wallace, the moderator for Tuesday’s presidential debate, told Fox News on Monday that he aimed to be “as invisible as possible” during the debate between president Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden.

Around six minutes in, it was clear that Wallace, who currently anchors “Fox News Sunday,” was not going to be able to stay invisible. Trump quickly derailed the roughly 90-minute debate — which was dedicated to critically important topics such as the Supreme Court, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and the integrity of the election — into a jumbled stream of insults, lies, and meandering anecdotes. Wallace frequently attempted to curtail Trump, who rarely let Biden speak uninterrupted, but with little success.

Underneath the avalanche of noise, Tuesday’s debate did manage to touch on several important topics and resulted in several stunning phrases, but if this is a sign of things to come, it’s hard to imagine that viewers will turn to future debates to learn anything meaningful about the two presidential candidates.

Moderating the 2020 presidential debates was never going to be an easy task, even for a lifelong journalist like Wallace, who received widespread praise for moderating the final debate between Trump and Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election. That said, Tuesday’s event made Trump’s etiquette during the 2016 debates — where he threatened to jail Clinton and refused to accept the outcome of the election if he lost — seem downright quaint.

Simply put, Trump did not stop talking. Despite Wallace’s frequent pleas, the president ranted and raved throughout almost the entirety of the roughly 90-minute event, including when Biden was attempting to answer questions. Biden and Wallace joked about Trump’s interruptions several times and Wallace eventually demanded that both candidates stop interrupting one another around 50 minutes in, which marginally improved things. But by then, it was far too little, too late.

It’s typical for candidates to cut into one another during debates, but Trump’s nonstop interventions made it nigh-impossible to gleam any serious insight about either candidate’s policy ideas. That might’ve been Trump’s intent, and it’s unclear how the Biden campaign will capitalize on the high-profile event, but for Wallace and the debate organizers, it was an unmitigated embarrassment.

It’s not surprising that Trump ignored the traditional rules of debate, but the president’s lack of candor appeared to catch both Wallace and Biden — who was effectively sidelined for much of the event — off-guard. It’s easy to say that this should’ve been something that either Wallace or the Commission on Presidential Debates, which runs the event, prepared for, but in their defense, it’s also hard to imagine an effective solution sans cutting a candidate’s microphone if they continually ignore the rules of the debate.

Turning off a candidate’s microphone at a debate would be an unprecedented move, but one way or another, it’s clear that moderators for the upcoming debates will need to take more drastic measures if they wish to ensure that the debate rules are actually followed.

Though Wallace was not effective at reigning Trump in during Biden’s remarks, the moderator did an admirable job of asking both candidates a variety of tough questions. Biden’s environmental policies were repeatedly questioned (he stated that he does not support the Green New Deal), while Trump was grilled on key issues he’s rarely forced to address, such as attempting to repeal the Affordable Care Act without offering a replacement plan, holding rallies with large crowds during the coronavirus pandemic, and ending federal agencies’ racial sensitivity trainings.

Furthermore, Wallace did not hesitate to ask similarly tough follow-up questions or demand a candidate answer questions they had dodged. Wallace also deserves praise for asking the candidates about climate change and environmentalism (critical issues that have been largely overlooked throughout the election season and weren’t expected to be brought up during the Tuesday debate) and the New York Times’ recent report that Trump only paid $750 in federal income taxes in 2017, which was published after Tuesday’s debate topics were unveiled.

Tuesday’s debate will be followed by the sole vice-presidential debate between Kamala Harris and Mike Pence on Wednesday, October 7. A second presidential debate will be held Thursday, October 15 and the third and final debate will be hosted Thursday, October 22.

The 2020 presidential election will be held November 3.

Tuesday’s debate can be viewed in full below:

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‘American Murder: The Family Next Door’ Gives Victim Shanann Watts a Voice

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American Murder: The Family Next Door is a true-crime documentary unlike any you’ve ever seen.

The 2018 disappearance of Colorado mom Shanann Watts and her two daughters made headlines, but kept largely from public view were home videos that the 34-year-old posted on social media — and the bodycam footage that police recorded as they pursued what became a murder investigation.

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Director Jenny Popplewell’s film consists almost entirely of this footage, as well as Watts’ own text messages and video of police interrogations. At the center of the film is Watts’ husband, Chris, the prime suspect.

But Popplewell wanted to give the victim a voice as well. “We understand the lead-up to the tragedy from her perspective,” Popplewell explains. “It’s her turn to tell her story.”

American Murder: The Family Next DoorDocumentary Premiere, Wednesday, Sept. 30, Netflix

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