AWT News Update: June 27, 2017

AWT News Update: June 27, 2017

India, expensive pickup trucks, Apple Pencils and record antitrust fines are all in the news today:

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook and other tech industry leaders met with the Prime Minister of India on Sunday
  • CarPlay comes to the pickup truck in the upcoming high-end Ram Limited Tungsten Edition
  • Guess what? You can save $14 and get a refurbished Apple Pencil through Apple's refurb shop
  • Google is facing a record $2.72 billion antitrust fine dealing with promoting its comparison shopping service over those of competitors. 
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Satechi ships 4K USB-C to HDMI adapter and cable

Satechi ships 4K USB-C to HDMI adapter and cable

Satechi has added a pair of USB-C accessories to its lineup today, announcing a 6-foot Type-C 4K HDMI Cable ($39.99) and a more compact Type-C 4K HDMI Adapter ($34.99). Both Satechi accessories are designed to work with Macs featuring USB-C ports and external 4K displays that support 60Hz refresh rates for clear and blur-free viewing.

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Ruling on Irish Apple data center delayed due to "lack of judges"

Ruling on Irish Apple data center delayed due to "lack of judges"

It was thought that a hearing regarding opposition to Apple's proposed Athenry, Ireland data center would conclude on June 23rd, but the decision is apparently on hold thanks to a "lack of judges" to hear the case. The news broke on the Galway Bay FM radio station when a six-person advocacy group from "Apple for Athenry" arrived to attend the hearing and found it was closed. 

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AWT TV Episode 13: June 26, 2017

AWT TV Episode 13: June 26, 2017

You may have missed out on last night's live AWT TV, and that's a sad thing. However, we always point you in the right direction for watching the show after the fact, and that's the case today. Last night's show had a slightly more structured format than usual, as well as a different venue for Steve -- he was outside for the recording!

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Is the physical location of data becoming irrelevant?

Is the physical location of data becoming irrelevant?

I've said this before and haven't changed my mind that I would never trust all my data to be stored in the cloud. The Gartner research group says that the physical location of data still matters, but will become increasingly irrelevant and will be replaced by a combination of legal location, political location and logical location in most organizations by 2020.

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