Alphabet, Google’s parent company, is collaborating with Apple, AT&T, and government agencies including the FCC, FAA, and FEMA, to deliver limited wireless Internet access to Puerto Rico via the company's Project Loon balloons, as announced in a blog post by Alistair Westgarth, head of Project Loon.Read More
We have an abbreviated podcast for today, thanks to a shortage of news that we hadn't already published on the website. Here's what we've got for you:
- Be sure to check out Live Home 3D from BeLight Software, our sponsor for the past week.
- With one week to go until the start of iPhone X pre-orders, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that component shortages will result in only about 2 to 3 million of the new phones being available at launch
- New beta versions of iOS 11.1 and watchOS 4.1 are available, with iOS 11.1 bringing hundreds of new emoji to the world once the final version ships
Delta Air Lines is joining the ranks of other top US airlines like American and United in using iPads and iPhones for pilots and in-flight service personnel. The company currently uses Microsoft Surface tablets and Lumia 1520 smartphones, but will switch to Apple 10.5-inch iPad Pros and the iPhone 7 Plus in early 2018.Read More
CNBC reports that U.S. Senators Ted Cruz and Patrick Leahy wrote to CEO Tim Cook about the removal of virtual private network (VPN) apps from the China App Store. The senators want to know if Apple pushed back hard enough against the Chinese government or if the company helped the government with its internet crackdown.Read More