Movie studios, Apple discussing ways to offer digital film rentals shortly after the theater release

Movie studios, Apple discussing ways to offer digital film rentals shortly after the theater release

Movie studios such as Warner Bros. and Universal Pictures are “pressing on” in discussions with Apple and Comcast Corp. on ways to offer digital rentals of films mere weeks after they appear in theaters, reports Bloomberg, quoting unnamed “people familiar with the matter.” Naturally, owners of theater chains aren’t happy about this.

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Apple: drivers, not phones, are the cause of texting accidents

Apple: drivers, not phones, are the cause of texting accidents

Apple has urged a California state judge to toss a proposed class action alleging it puts profits over public safety by not installing lockout devices on iPhones that prevent texting while driving, saying courts have consistently held that distracted drivers are responsible for accidents, not phone manufacturers, reports Law360.

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‘DigiTimes’: Apple will ship 4.5 million Apple Watches in the fourth quarter

‘DigiTimes’: Apple will ship 4.5 million Apple Watches in the fourth quarter

Quoting unnamed “sources in the supply chain,” Digitimes predicts that Apple will ship 4.5 million Apple Watches in the fourth quarter,  bringing the total number of units shipping in 2017 to 15 million. The suppliers expect Watch shipments to rise an additional 5 million next year for a total of 20 million.

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Charge your iPhone or iPad in style with this Podium-Style Charging Stand

Charge your iPhone or iPad in style with this Podium-Style Charging Stand

Today's deal in the Apple World Today Deals Shop is for an iPhone charging stand you'll want to use all the time. The $35.99 Podium-Style Charging Stand (normally $159.99) does more than just prop up your iPhone or iPad -- it rocks a huge 10,500 mAh battery pack so you can charge your devices, even when you're away from a wall outlet!

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Apple patents hint at future plans for CarPlay and Maps

Apple patents hint at future plans for CarPlay and Maps

Apple has been granted two patents that hint at future features of its CarPlay tech and Maps app. Compatible with iPhone 5 and later models, CarPlay provides a simplified way to use your iPhone interface on a car’s touch screen, giving users access to Siri voice controls, as well as Apple Maps, Apple Music, Phone, Messages, and a variety of third party apps.

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The iOS-compatible Awair: Glow helps deal with in door air pollution

The iOS-compatible Awair: Glow helps deal with in door air pollution

When you think of air pollution, you probably think of outdoor pollution. However, there are several sources of indoor air pollution (paint, escaping gas, wet or damp carpet, poor ventilation, etc.). The $99 Awair: Glow, which works with iOS 8 or later, can help you keep track of — and deal with — such pollutants.

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AWT News Update: August 17, 2017

AWT News Update: August 17, 2017

This will be the last AWT News update podcast until August 30, 2017 -- be sure to visit the Apple World Today website at https://appleworld.today for a daily written update. 

  • YouTube TV scoots into 14 more markets, giving the streaming service coverage in a lot more of the USA
  • Need to disable Touch ID on your iPhone quickly? A new iOS 11 feature will let you do just that
  • Quanta will be the manufacturer of the third-generation Apple Watch, which is expected to make it to stores in the fourth quarter of 2017
  • McDonald's Australia must have a craving for the tenth-anniversary iPhone, as it has used a rendering of the device in a marketing email
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ATailorBird Laptop Sleeve: Perfect for the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

ATailorBird Laptop Sleeve: Perfect for the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

Spent all of your money on that nice, new 13- (or 15-) inch MacBook Pro and now you're looking for inexpensive protection for it? Look no further than this denim fabric laptop sleeve from ATailorBird (available from Amazon for just $14.99 -- affiliate link will compensate Apple World Today). 

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Lawsuit over Apple store workers’ unpaid time may be heading to the California Supreme Court

Lawsuit over Apple store workers’ unpaid time may be heading to the California Supreme Court

A class action suit over Apple store workers' unpaid time spent in bag checks may soon be headed to the California Supreme Court, reports AppleInsider. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals the state's Supreme Court to decide whether bag checks are "compensable as 'hours worked' within the meaning of California Industrial Welfare Commission Wage Order No. 7," even when people could technically avoid the checks by leaving purses, backpacks, and other bags at home.

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