Apple today sent out emails notifying iPhone, iPad, and Mac users about the latest Apple Pay promo, which provides a 50 percent discount on gameplay at Dave & Buster’s when loading a Power Card in the Dave & Buster’s app using ‌Apple Pay‌. Dave & Buster’s is a food and gaming venue that has multiple locations across the United States. Customers can get a 50 percent discount on card purchases and refills…

Apps designed for the Mac often don’t receive as much attention as apps designed for iPhones and iPads, so we have a series here at MacRumors that highlights useful and interesting Macs worth checking out. This month’s picks include apps for optimizing your Mac, learning keyboard shortcuts, searching cloud services, and watching streaming video. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Sensei – ($29/Year) – Sensei is a new Mac…

NBC today announced that its upcoming Peacock streaming video service is set to launch in the United States on July 15. The service, which will offer upwards 7,500 hours of programming including NBC shows and Universal movies, will features three subscription tiers. NBC will offer an ad-supported tier that people can watch for free, and there will be two premium paid tiers that include live sports and early access to NBC’s late…

Apple plans to release “The Banker,” an original Apple TV+ movie starring Samuel L. Jackson, in theaters in March, reports Variety. The movie was originally meant to premiere at the AFI Fest ahead of a December theatrical release, but Apple delayed its debut after “concerns” surrounding the film were brought to the company’s attention. Apple’s hesitation came after a family member of one of the men represented in the film accused one…

Apple today shared a pair of videos from content creators who designed posters for Apple TV+ shows “Dickinson” and “For All Mankind.” Janice Sung, an illustrator and digital painter, said she created a poster for Apple TV+ series “Dickinson” using an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, and she outlined some of her creative process. Designer and illustrator duo Justin and Paige from Phantom City Creative in a separate video shared details on…

Apple today announced that several upcoming Apple TV+ projects are going to debut at the SXSW Film Festival, set to take place from March 13 to March 21. Newly acquired documentary “Beastie Boys Story” will be shown at the festival ahead of its ‌Apple TV‌+ release on April 24, and Apple will also premiere upcoming TV shows “Central Park” and “Home.” Created by Loren Bouchard and Nora Smith, both known for popular…

Designer Philip Lee, who makes a range of “Classicbot” toys based on classic Mac designs, this week unveiled a new huggable 12-inch Classicbot Plush. The Classicbot Plush, priced at $67, is based on Apple’s Macintosh Classic, which was sold in the early 90s. While expensive, the Classicbot Plush is highly detailed and has a few notable features worth pointing out. All of the Classic Macintosh details are carefully embroidered, and the plush…

Apple and M. Night Shyamalan, producer of Apple TV+ show “Servant,” are being targeted in a new lawsuit that accuses “Servant” of copying 2013 film “The Truth About Emanuel,” according to The Blast. “The Truth About Emanuel” director Francesca Gregorini claims that “Servant” appropriates the plot of her movie and uses the same “cinematic language,” resulting in a “substantially similar feeling, mood, and theme.” Along with parallel plot points, Gregorini says that…

United States President Donald Trump this afternoon weighed in on a disagreement between Apple and the FBI, calling on Apple to “step up to the plate” and “help our great country” by unlocking the iPhones used by Florida shooter Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani. Trump said that the U.S. is “helping Apple all of the time” but Apple refuses to “unlock” smartphones used by “killers, drug dealers and other violent criminal elements.” The Twitter…

On iPhone and iPad, a long press (also known as a press-and-hold) gesture will often initiate a different action in an app that isn’t immediately obvious, such as revealing an icon’s contextual menu. On recent iPhones, a long press will sometimes also offer haptic feedback in the form of a vibration, which Apple calls Haptic Touch. Apple has made extensive use of the long press gesture and ‌Haptic Touch‌ in its apps,…