AWT News Update: April 21, 2017

AWT News Update: April 21, 2017

A few fun Apple-related stories to send you off on your Earth Day weekend:

  • Documents filed with the State of California show details on how Apple will test its autonomous vehicle software and interfaces
  • You can get a heck of a good deal on a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar in Apple's refurbished store
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New Apple data center in Denmark to bring a warm feeling to its neighbors

New Apple data center in Denmark to bring a warm feeling to its neighbors

With Earth Day 2017 coming up tomorrow, the PR department at Apple has been working overtime to tout the company's excellent record on environmental sustainability. One such announcement has to do with a new data center in Denmark. Data centers and all of the servers packed in them generate a huge amount of heat, and Apple has announced that it will capture the waste heat from the new facility and direct it to a district heating system used to warm local homes.

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12 top creative apps + over 25 hours of instruction = The Supersized Mac Creative Bundle

12 top creative apps + over 25 hours of instruction = The Supersized Mac Creative Bundle

Does springtime have you feeling creative? Get a head start on all of your projects and ideas with The Supersized Mac Creative Bundle (US$29). Buying the dozen creative apps that are included and the 25 hours of instruction added to the bundle would normally cost you $1,287.35. You're getting these apps and training for less than $30!

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Analyst: average selling price of 2018’s ‘iPhone 9’ will be $753

Analyst: average selling price of 2018’s ‘iPhone 9’ will be $753

In a note to clients — as noted by Business Insider UK — Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty disagrees with other Apple analysts on what the average selling price of an “iPhone 9” will be in 2018. She thinks the next gen Apple smartphone will sell for $753 in 2018, which is significantly higher than the Street's consensus of $675.

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U.S. iPhone ownership reaches an all-time high

U.S. iPhone ownership reaches an all-time high

Apple currently has more iPhone users in the U.S. than at any point in history, and it’s been the iPhone 7 models driving its most recent growth push, according to comScore, which “measures the digital world.” As reported in the research group’s 2017 U.S. Cross-Platform Future in Focus report, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus accounted for 15% of the 85.8 million U.S. iPhone owners ages 13-and-older in quarter four of 2016.

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AWT News Update: April 20, 2017

AWT News Update: April 20, 2017

Leaked eye injuries, influential people, and paying cable bills with Apple Pay are all on today's AWT News Update:

  • A contractor leaked some documents that outline some eye injuries that might be related to testing of AR glasses or other technologies at Apple
  • Tim Cook wrote a nice statement about Didi Chuxing president Jean Liu, who made it to the 2017 TIME "Most Influential People" list
  • Time to pay your overly-expensive Comcast bill? Use Apple Pay!
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Macpaw’s Setapp adds an inbuilt app search and discovery tool

Macpaw’s Setapp adds an inbuilt app search and discovery tool

Setapp, Macpaw’s app subscription service, has launched a user face enhancement: an inbuilt app search and discovery tool. In response to the top requested feature by current customers, it offers quick access to the collection of all the apps in a single window by introducing an in-built App Discovery tool.

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