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#305: A High School Production of Dracula

July 6th, 2020 · 100 minutes

This week services are in the spotlight, as Apple TV+ adds material, Apple News gets some bad news, Apple Arcade redefines its ideal game, and we watch "Hamilton" on Disney+.

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Links and Show Notes

Connected #301: We Should Be Developers - Relay FM
Apple public interviews relating to WWDC 2020
Is Anyone Watching Quibi? – Vulture
Lord & Miller Set Murder Mystery Comedy Series at Apple (EXCLUSIVE) – Variety
‘Defending Jacob’ Showrunner Mark Bomback Inks Overall Deal With Apple – Deadline
Apple Studios Record Deal Emancipation Will Smith Antoine Fuqua – Deadline
Tom Hanks on surviving coronavirus: 'I had crippling body aches, fatigue and couldn't concentrate' | Film | The Guardian
CBS and NBC’s new deal shows how complicated keeping up with streaming is - The Verge
NBCUniversal's Peacock strikes licensing deal for ViacomCBS content
Magnum, podcast - a podcast from The Incomparable
The New York Times Pulls Out of Apple News - The New York Times
Daring Fireball: The New York Times Pulls Out of Apple News
Apple Cancels Arcade Games in Strategy Shift To Keep Subscribers - Bloomberg
iOS 14 can automatically redirect web links to Apple News+ for premium articles - 9to5Mac
‎Grindstone on the App Store
‎Roundguard on the App Store
Myke at the Movies | Myke at the Matinee: "Hamilton" (Episode 42)
Hamilton (2020 film) - Wikipedia
Hamilton's America (TV Movie 2016) - IMDb
Lin-Manuel Miranda on Twitter: "Appreciate you so much, @brokeymcpoverty. All the criticisms are valid."
“First Burn” [Official Video] - YouTube
Design for the iPadOS pointer - WWDC 2020 - Videos - Apple Developer
What changes might be coming to new Mac hardware? – Six Colors
Game Show - a podcast from The Incomparable
Parsely – Memento Mori Theatricks