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Q&A: ‘Modern Family’ producer talks episode shot with iPhone

In this Sept. 23, 2012 file photo, director Steven Levitan, winner of the Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series award for "Modern Family," poses backstage at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. The Associated Press spoke by phone with Levitan to discuss some of the thinking and lessons learned in the making of the "Connection Lost" episode, which airs at 9 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 on ABC. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — For this week’s “Modern Family,” producers put down their expensive professional cameras and shot the episode with iPhones and other Apple devices. Seen through the eyes of character Claire Dunphy as she uses a Mac laptop, characters only appear on her computer’s FaceTime video-calling app.

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Review: Apple-centric ‘Modern Family’ goes beyond gimmicks

This photo provided by Twentieth Century Fox Television shows, from left, Julie Bowen, as Claire Dunphy; Ed O'Neill, as Jay Pritchett; Adam Devine, as Andy; Sarah Hyland, as Haley Dunphy; and Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy, in a scene from the "Connection Lost" episode of "Modern Family." The episode, which takes place entirely on Claire’s MacBook computer, airs Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at 9 p.m. EST on ABC. (AP Photo/Twentieth Century Fox Television, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — When “Modern Family” producers revealed that they shot this week’s episode entirely with the iPhone and other Apple products, I was skeptical. I’ve seen too many good shows decline in quality over time. I worried this 6-year-old show was resorting to a gimmick.

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Appeals court: Couple can sue Jack Nicklaus in Utah case

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled a Colorado couple can sue Jack Nicklaus over an alleged misrepresentation of the golf legend’s membership role in a $3.5 billion southern Utah luxury golf resort that went bankrupt in 2009 before it could open.

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