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News round-up: Apple releases trailer for upcoming film, ‘The Banker’ (and more)

Since Steve and I can’t cover everything, we’ll frequently offer a wrap-up of news items you should check out

Apple has released a trailer for its upcoming film The Banker, starring Anthony Mackie, Samuel L. Jackson, Nia Long, and Nicholas Hoult. It’s a fact-based period drama about entrepreneurs who tried to circumvent the racial limitations of the 1950s as they turned their business savvy into social activism and decided to help African Americans get loans in Texas. It will debut in theaters on Dec. 6, a few weeks before it arrives on Apple TV+.

Deadline reports that Melissa George (The First), Gabriel Bateman (Child’s Play) and Logan Polish (The Astronaut Farmer) are set to star alongside Justin Theroux in Apple drama series Mosquito Coast, from Luther creator Neil Cross. The series, directed by Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), is based on the 1981 novel The Mosquito Coast by Justin’s uncle, Paul Theroux.

Microsoft has announced a new Office for app for iOS and Android that brings together the functionality of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

This week’s MUG Event Calendar is highlighted by MacCamp, an event that brings three Michigan groups together in a day of information. Other topics on the agenda for the week include Catalina at groups in Australia and Wisconsin, new Apple hardware in Ohio, and iCloud in New York.

And on the latest MacVoices, Andrew Orr of The Mac Observer answers five questions that help you get to know him better. His questions (and answers) cover the way he covers the news stories for TMO, his thoughts on streaming media services, and Apple’s Arcade gaming services.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.