Apple World Today News Update: April 20, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: April 20, 2018

It's finally Friday, and Apple's probably glad that the stock exchanges are closed for two days after negative analyst reports pushed the company's shares -- and the Dow Jones Industrial Average -- lower. Other news for this Friday:

  • Developers who have apps featured in the iOS 11 App Store see huge increases in downloads, according to data from research firm Sensor Tower
  • Several questionable "supply chain reports" from Wall Street analysts have driven Apple's share price down almost $13 a share in three days
  • AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson announced a new skinny streaming service called AT&T Watch while testifying in the antitrust case against his company over the proposed acquisition of Time Warner
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Make any Mac sound incredible with Boom 3D, on sale now!

Make any Mac sound incredible with Boom 3D, on sale now!

Sure, Macs have some pretty decent speakers but if you compare them to speakers that are designed for listening to music or video soundtracks they can sound flat and unimpressive. That's why Boom 3D for Mac was created -- it's a system-wide volume booster and equalizer for macOS that is designed to give you complete control over your Mac's audio. This awesome utility would usually set you back $16.99, but we have Boom 3D for Mac on sale for just $7.99.

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The AZIO Retro Classic combines nostalgia, modern tech into one funky, retro keyboard

The AZIO Retro Classic combines nostalgia, modern tech into one funky, retro keyboard

Remember the Mac keyboard used by H.G. Wells when he wrote War of the Worlds? Neither do I, but if Macs had been around then, their keyboards would probably have looked something like the AZIO Retro Classic, which is packed with modern features in its vintage typewriter-inspired design.

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Apple World Today News Update: April 19, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: April 19, 2018

Wow, lots of interesting news in the world of Apple today (except for AAPL's share price tanking, but...) -- Apple's environmental report for 2017 shows significant progress, FoundationDB goes open source, there's good news for snorers, and don't tear apart an iMac Pro and expect Apple to repair it...

  • Apple is making good progress on all environmental fronts, including a goal to plan to eventually eliminate the need for mining for materials for its products
  • Apple's FoundationDB is now open source, so perhaps developers can add the Dropbox-like sharing functionality to it that we need
  • Keep waking up your partner with your snoring? Sleep Cycle will now wake you up with a tap on the wrist from an Apple Watch, so you can change position and hopefully stop snoring
  • A YouTube vlogger is griping that Apple won't repair the iMac Pro that he tore apart for an online review
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Apple debuts Daisy, a new iPhone disassembling robot

Apple debuts Daisy, a new iPhone disassembling robot

Earth Day 2018 will be celebrated this Sunday, April 22. In honor of it, Apple has announced that for every device received at Apple stores and apple.com through the Apple GiveBack program through April 30, the company will make a donation to the non-profit Conservation International, which uses science, policy and partnerships to protect the natural world people rely on for food, fresh water and livelihood. 

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IMF: Apple’s iPhone is a key factor for global economic growth (at least for now)

IMF: Apple’s iPhone is a key factor for global economic growth (at least for now)

Apple’s iPhone has become a key factor for global economic growth, claims the International Monetary Fund (IMF), a report by the organization that fosters “global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, international trade, high employment, and sustainable economic growth” around the world. However, that could be changing.

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Apple places fourth on the ‘Solar Means Business 2017’ report

Apple places fourth on the ‘Solar Means Business 2017’ report

America's top companies are investing in solar in record amounts, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association's brand new Solar Means Business 2017 report, which tracks on-site commercial solar installations and ranks top corporate solar users. Apple is among the companies honored.

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