AWT News Update: December 11, 2017

AWT News Update: December 11, 2017

A light news day today after the big stories about Shazam, macOS 11.3.3 beta, and so on.

  • Three US airlines are banning "smart luggage", luggage with lithium-ion battery packs built-in
  • A fake cryptocurrency app was removed from the App Store after the operators of a legitimate Ethereum wallet service complained to Apple about the fake
  • Beginning in April of 2018, US and Canadian citizens will no longer need to sign for purchases made with American Express, MasterCard or Discover debit and credit cards...or Apple Pay payments made with those cards
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Check out our deals on JS Innovations wireless iPhone charging docks

Check out our deals on JS Innovations wireless iPhone charging docks

The iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus all have a feature that brings an extra level of convenience to charging -- they're Qi-compatible, which means that they can use any Qi charger for wireless charging. Just lay your iPhone onto the charger and it is quickly charged up, all without needing a cable. We have some great deals on wireless iPhone charging docks from JS Innovations, starting with the popular Tilt Dock for $52.50

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Former Apple India exec joins Meta, an augmented reality company, as COO

Former Apple India exec joins Meta, an augmented reality company, as COO

Former Apple India Managing Director Maneesh Dhir has joined Meta, which specializes in augmented reality, as its new chief operating officer. Previously, at Apple India, he was responsible for expanding Apple’s retail presence, raising the customer experience, and growing the company’s India business.

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Apple wants to omit four shareholder proposals from discussion at next AGM meeting

Apple wants to omit four shareholder proposals from discussion at next AGM meeting

Apple’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held in early 2018, and some the company’s activist shareholders want the meeting to debate and vote on climate change and human rights issues. However, the tech giant has asked the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for the authority to omit at least four such proposals.

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AWT News Update: December 8, 2017

AWT News Update: December 8, 2017

We've been on hiatus this week due to an illness in the family, but we're back today with some interesting and fun news in the world of Apple:

  • Apple's attempt to ban spam or nonfunctional apps from the App Store is hurting legitimate businesses and a CA congressman is asking them to reconsider
  • iMore's Rene Ritchie shared a fun little Easter egg in an Apple app
  • Have SiriusXM in your car or office? You can now use your subscription to stream all 200+ channels to your Apple TV
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