AWT News Update: May 23, 2017

AWT News Update: May 23, 2017

A quiet news day in the world of Apple, but some interesting stories nonetheless:

  • AgileBits announces a "travel mode" for its flagship 1Password app that keeps snooping customs and border protection officers from seeing your passwords
  • Apple has applied for a permit to test 5G cellular radio systems for use in future iPhones

Many thanks this week to our sponsor, MNML, an easy-to-use and distraction-free Mac app for Medium.com. 

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IKEA smart lights becoming HomeKit compatible? Shut up and take my money!

IKEA smart lights becoming HomeKit compatible? Shut up and take my money!

IKEA is one of those places that even people who hate to shop love to go to. The stores are mammoth, full of home decorating goodies you didn't even know you needed until you got to there, and all at pretty reasonable prices. Earlier this year IKEA announced a collection of smart lights named (in the usual IKEA manner) TRÅDFRI. Now the company has announced that HomeKit support is on the way for those lights.

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AWT TV Episode 9: May 22, 2017

AWT TV Episode 9: May 22, 2017

Welcome to AWT TV, a weekly show featuring Steve Sande, Dennis Sellers and Marty Edwards of Apple World Today. Each week we'll discuss what's happened in the world of Apple, talk about new apps and accessories, maybe even have a demonstration or two of the latest software. 

The title of this episode: Pippin's Lament

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Apple to expand its contract manufacturer’s facility in Bengaluru, India

Apple to expand its contract manufacturer’s facility in Bengaluru, India

Apple is looking to expand its contract manufacturer's facility in the southern Indian tech hub of Bengaluru, according to Reuters. The tech giant officially began initial production of a small number of iPhone SEs last week at its Wistron plant and plans to ship the devices to local customers as soon as this month.

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Nokia and Apple sign patent license and business cooperation agreement, settle all litigation

Nokia and Apple sign patent license and business cooperation agreement, settle all litigation

“This is a meaningful agreement between Nokia and Apple,” said Maria Varsellona, chief legal Officer at Nokia, responsible for Nokia’s patent licensing business, in a press release. “It moves our relationship with Apple from being adversaries in court to business partners working for the benefit of our customers.”

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How to force the Finder to restart in macOS Sierra

How to force the Finder to restart in macOS Sierra

Represented by the blue icon with the smiling face, the macOS Sierra Finder is the home base for your Mac. You use it to organize and access almost everything on your Mac, including documents, images, movies, and any other files you have. However, sometimes you need to restart it if it's acting ornery or if you’re installed an app that requires a restart. To do so:

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