MyAppleMenu - Tue, Aug 18, 2015

Tue, Aug 18, 2015The iPhone-Videos-Into-Sundance-Films Edition

How To Make A Movie With An iPhone: An Interview With Tangerine Director Sean Baker, by Caitlin McGarry, Macworld

Tangerine director Sean Baker used his iPhone 5s to direct the movie, the first iPhone film shot in scope, which you wouldn’t guess if you saw it on the big screen (and you should—it’s now playing). Tangerine isn’t composed of shaky handheld footage, like the terrible videos littered throughout my Camera Roll. It looks cinematic.

Baker used a few filmmaking tips and tricks to polish his iPhone-shot dailies, but he says literally anyone can re-create what he did—and maybe even see the finished product debut at Sundance Film Festival, like Tangerine did this year. I asked Baker how he pulled it off and what equipment amateur filmmakers can use to turn their iPhone videos into Sundance films.

Apple's Renamed 'Apple Music Festival' Set To Kick Off In London On Sept. 19 With Connect Tie-Ins, by Mikey Campbell, AppleInsider

Announced dates have One Direction playing on Sept. 22, Disclosure on Sept. 25, Pharrell on Sept. 26 and Florence + The Machine on Sept. 28.

It appears that Apple is making the most of its Apple Music branding, as users can tune in to Beats 1 for official coverage and follow a special Apple Music Festival page on Connect.


Hello, Mac 911? Troubleshooting Continuity Calls Between Mac And iPhone, by Glenn Fleishman, Macworld

Brian Cox's Wonders Of The Universe (For iPad), by Tony Hoffman, PC Magazine

In Brian Cox's Wonders of the Universe iPad app, one of England's most renowned science educators takes you on a journey that spans time and space, while reminding you that you are an integral part of the cosmos. Whether he's in the desert, holding up a meteorite that's older than any earthly rock yet contains the precursors of amino acids, viewing a solar eclipse from India, or taking us on a virtual tour of our neck of the Milky Way, his enthusiasm is infectious.

Walk Me Up Alarm Clock Makes Your Feet Hit The Floor, by Sandy Stachowiak, AppAdvice

The alarm tone will continue to ring until you actually get out of bed and begin to walk. You can set the number of steps and intensity of them, per alarm.

Disney Launches New App That Gives Users Full Access To Its Theme Park Gift Shops, by Cooper Smith, Orlando Weekly

Don't worry, Disney has finally solved the problem of you not spending enough money in their parks.


'Call 911': Man Whose Truck Fell On Him Says Apple's Siri Made The Call That Saved His Life, by Associated Press

On A Stick

The US Love Affair With Food On A Stick, by Vanessa Barford, BBC

"It's some sort of extreme sport on a stick. It's 'what can I put on a stick that nobody's done before?'"

Parting Words


— Joey Ellis (@joeyellis) August 17, 2015

Thanks for reading.