AWT News Update: December 12, 2017

AWT News Update: December 12, 2017

Our top news stories for Apple fans today:

  • The new iMac Pro is coming on December 14, and it features a piece of custom hardware called the Apple T2 chip
  • Chicago Public Schools and City Colleges of Chicago will be expanding Apple's Everyone Can Code curriculum
  • Have a drone you fly with your iPhone or iPad? If it meets certain conditions, it will need to be registered with the FAA under new legislation
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Apple lures Hulu, Legendary execs to its growing entertainment team

Apple lures Hulu, Legendary execs to its growing entertainment team

Apple continues to expand its video team. The tech giant has hired two business affairs execs — Philip Matthys from Hulu and Jennifer Wang Grazier from Legendary Entertainment — for “key roles” on its expanding original entertainment team, reports Variety. 

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Apple patent allows your media and gaming environments to interact

Apple patent allows your media and gaming environments to interact

Apple has been granted a patent (number 9,839,851) for “allowing media and gaming environments to effectively interact and/or affect each other.” Basically, it allows games on an Apple device — Mac, iPhone, or iPad —  to use and share data from your music and photo libraries.

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Fishball 360: An inexpensive way to shoot 360° photos and video with your iPhone

Fishball 360: An inexpensive way to shoot 360° photos and video with your iPhone

Although I'm not a fan of crowdfunding projects right now (I've got well over $700 invested in two campaigns that may never ship...), I saw one today that caught my attention because it's inexpensive and it has to do with my fascination with 360° spherical VR photography and videography. It has the fun name "Fishball 360" and it's at 107 percent of its funding goal on Indiegogo with 11 days to go.

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The Atlas Executive Athletic Holdall combines a briefcase and gym bag

The Atlas Executive Athletic Holdall combines a briefcase and gym bag

Tired of carrying both a briefcase and a gym bag to work everyday? The Atlas Executive Athletic Holdall from WaterField Designs includes a briefcase compartment with padded laptop and tablet sleeves, plus organizational pockets for work essentials, a chamber for clothing, and a collapsible zippered pocket to keep shoes separated. 

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Deal! A lifetime of Zoolz Cloud Storage for $49.99

Deal! A lifetime of Zoolz Cloud Storage for $49.99

Zoolz has been named the top business cloud storage service by TopTen Reviews, so you're going to love this deal. Imagine getting a lifetime 1TB of Instant Vault storage (immediately available) and 1TB of Cold Storage (retrieve archived files within 3 to 5 hours) for just $49.99. That's what you'll get with this limited-time deal for Zoolz Cloud Storage

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Want an iMac Pro? You can order one in two days (updated)

Want an iMac Pro? You can order one in two days (updated)

Apple’s iMac Pro will be available to order on December 14 with pricing starting at $4,999. Announced in June, with its 27-inch Retina 5K display, next generation Intel Xeon processors up to 18 cores, up to 22 Teraflops of graphics computation, up to 16GB of VRAM, up to 128GB of memory, built-in Ethernet, and support for one billion colors, it’s most powerful Mac ever made. 

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