AWT News Update: April 28, 2017

AWT News Update: April 28, 2017

It's the last AWT News Update of the month! Today we have:

  • New photos emerge showing an alleged manufacturing mold for an iPhone 8 with all the right openings in all the right places
  • Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou met with President Donald Trump today, says that the iPhone manufacturer is planning several US investments
  • Apple's self-driving test cars are on the roads, and Apple responds to California DMV requests for comments on testing protocols and reporting requirements
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Photos and video from the stunning new Dubai Mall Apple store

Photos and video from the stunning new Dubai Mall Apple store

The new Dubai Mall Apple store has been open one day, and the videos and photos from Apple show just how beautiful this new retail outlet is. It's located in downtown Dubai, overlooking the Dubai Fountain (and in fact providing a balcony for watching the nightly fountain shows), and within sight of the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa.  

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Supercharge your Mac file searches with HoudahSpot 4, only $19 for a family license

Supercharge your Mac file searches with HoudahSpot 4, only $19 for a family license

For those of us who have worked on the Mac for decades, we know that one of the more frustrating aspects can be finding files. Sure, Spotlight is supposed to do that for you, but it often returns either empty or incorrect search results. The best tool for the job of finding files on your Mac is HoudahSpot 4, now available in the Apple World Today Deals Shop for $19. 

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AWT News Update for April 27, 2017

AWT News Update for April 27, 2017

Here on the AWT News Update podcast, it's not Throwback Thursday as we have fresh news for your listening pleasure:

  • The Apple Watch Emergency SOS feature saves the day for a Maryland college student
  • Google search results for movies, TV shows and music now show links to streaming services such as iTunes
  • Foreign exchange rate changes will make buying apps and in-app purchases more expensive for those in Denmark, Mexico, and all Euro countries
  • iPhone sales numbers were up slightly in the March quarter for Apple, but just barely
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AWT Video Tip: Checking cellular data usage

AWT Video Tip: Checking cellular data usage

In today’s Apple World Today video tip, we’ll show you how to find out which of your iOS apps are using the most cellular data on your iPhone or iPad.

Unless you’re on an unlimited data plan, you most likely have a limit each month in terms of the mobile data bandwidth you can use. If you exceed that limit on a regular basis and are tired of paying overage charges, you might want to look at how each app on your device is using cellular data.

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Laurene Powell Jobs to speak on philanthropy at Code conference

Laurene Powell Jobs to speak on philanthropy at Code conference

It's rare when the public hears from the widow of Steve Jobs, but Laurene Powell Jobs will be speaking at next month's Code conference about her approach to philanthropy. Unlike her husband's famously well scripted and rehearsed onstage "performances," Powell Jobs will converse with California senator Kamala Harris about the work of her organization -- the Emerson Collective -- and how she feels philanthropy should benefit society as a whole.

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Connected car accessory maker Automatic bought by SiriusXM for over $100 million

Connected car accessory maker Automatic bought by SiriusXM for over $100 million

Automatic, the maker of the Automatic Pro and Automatic Lite devices that link to an iPhone to track and read driving data, has been purchased by satellite radio provider SiriusXM for over $100 million. According to a blog post breaking the news, the brands will remain separate and Automatic will continue to focus on the connected car.

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Apple allegedly working on peer-to-peer money transfer as part of Apple Pay

Apple allegedly working on peer-to-peer money transfer as part of Apple Pay

Sending money to others for personal payments currently requires a service like Square Cash or Venmo. Apple is reportedly working on a similar peer-to-peer money transfer service as part of the Apple Pay service that would let users send money to one another quickly and with security as a primary focus.

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Apple Music redesign on the way for iOS 11, including original video content

Apple Music redesign on the way for iOS 11, including original video content

Bloomberg is reporting that a new version of Apple Music -- most likely embedded in iOS 11 -- will ship later this year that begins shifting the emphasis of the service from music to original video programming. The report notes that the new Apple Music service could host upwards of 10 original shows by the end of 2017.

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Apple patent filing details long-range wireless charging at microwave frequencies

Apple patent filing details long-range wireless charging at microwave frequencies

It's Thursday, usually the day at Apple World Today where Dennis Sellers outlines some of the best Apple patent filings or grants that have been made over the previous few days. Dennis is enjoying himself in the American Southwest this week, but we still have a fascinating Apple patent application for you -- "Wireless Charging and Communications Systems With Dual-Frequency Patch Antennas". 

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AWT News Update: April 26, 2017

AWT News Update: April 26, 2017

Leaked schematics, financial results, firing talking heads, and more HomeKit devices -- that's what's on the AWT News Update today:

  • A well-known provider of good leaked info sent out a tweet today showing a new iPhone 8 schematic
  • Twitter is apparently harvested a bumper crop of new users during its first quarter of 2017, most likely all parroting each other with stupid political comments
  • ESPN will cut 100 "on-air talent" positions and bolster its digital content
  • The HomeKit product page has been updated with some new products and a few no-shows have been eliminated
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