Interview: Addigy CEO Jason Dettbarn and VP of Channel Sales Adam Degar

Interview: Addigy CEO Jason Dettbarn and VP of Channel Sales Adam Degar

Apple World Today’s Dennis Sellers is in Miami, FL at the 2019 Addigy Partners Summit. Addigy is a powerful management web app and platform for Macs and iOS devices. The company held its inaugural summit last year, and it proved worthwhile to the company to get together with partners to meet, collaborate and engage on topics of interest regarding Apple and Addigy. Addigy uses the conference to not only find out how partners are doing with the service, but what challenges they’re running into and how Addigy can help solve those challenges.

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Pundit Gene Munster gives his ‘State of the Apple and Beyond’ keynote

Pundit Gene Munster gives his ‘State of the Apple and Beyond’ keynote

At today’s Addigy 2019 Addigy Partner Summit, Gene Munster, long time Apple analyst and managing partner at Loup Ventures, give the “State of Apple and Beyond” keynote. He’s very bullish on the tech giant and tech in general and gave his thoughts on where things are heading over the next 10 years. 

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PCMag: iPhone XS bests the XR and X in cellular signal test results

PCMag: iPhone XS bests the XR and X in cellular signal test results

For those who are looking for the best cellular data connection rates with a new iPhone, it’s best to buy either the iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max. That’s the conclusion from testing performed by Cellular Insights and Rohde & Schwarz for PCMag, in which the phones were tested in varying conditions that included strong and weak signal conditions on both advanced and traditional networks.

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mophie powerstation USB-C 3XL adds up to 18 hours of battery life to MacBooks

mophie powerstation USB-C 3XL adds up to 18 hours of battery life to MacBooks

Planning on taking a long international flight in the near future, but you’re worried about whether or not the onboard power plugs will be working (hint: they usually don’t work, at least for me)? mophie has a great new product that’s available from its website, Apple.com, and some Apple stores that will keep you going: the powerstation USB-C 3XL (US$199.95) is a small battery pack with a big capacity.

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Rachio announces HomeKit support for the Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller

Rachio announces HomeKit support for the Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller

When it comes to smart home devices, AWT readers know that one of my favorites is the Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller (link to AWT review). This device is the third generation of an iPhone-controlled sprinkler controller that makes it simple to ensure the best possible irrigation of your landscaping while using as little water as possible. Today, Rachio announced that it has added HomeKit support to the Rachio 3, making it the first smart sprinkler controller to use Apple’s home automation framework.

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Apple World Today News Update: June 15, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: June 15, 2018

Before you head off for your fun weekend, be sure to load this episode of the Apple World Today News Update podcast so you can be up to speed on the latest news in the world of Apple and the telecom industry:

  • Apple debuts a new portal for the Apple Online Store that features a modern design that's clean and easy to use

  • The HomePod can now read the news in Canada, France and Germany

  • 5G networks are coming, and it looks like the 2018 iPhones may use a new modem chip from Intel that not only supports 5G and all existing wireless standards, but also runs on both CDMA and GSM networks

  • Time Warner has now officially been devoured by AT&T, and T-Mobile and Sprint will file their merger application on Monday

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Apple World Today News Update: June 14, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: June 14, 2018

Welcome to Thursday's episode of the Apple World Today News Update, brought to you this week by PDFelement 6from Wondershare.  Today we have news of cheap iPhones (new in the box!), a security scare that doesn't seem too scary, and how Apple employees at Apple Park are going to be made uncomfortable so they'll stand at least part of each work day:

  • Get an iPhone in South Korea for $40! They're new in the box, they're unlocked, but there's a catch...

  • Russian smartphone cracker ElcomSoft says they can read your entire iMessages history...but they pretty much need all of your login information before they can do it

  • Every desk at Apple Park is a standing desk that converts for sitting use, but the chairs are made to make you uncomfortable

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Apple World Today News Update: June 7, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: June 7, 2018

We have a few short and sweet notes for you today, with two of them being about a new and improved password management API in iOS 12:

  • Password Autofill in iOS 12 is going to make it possible for third-party password managers like 1Password, Dashlane and LastPass to work seamlessly with QuickType for super-fast password entry

  • iOS 12 is also adding the ability to share passwords with others through the use of AirDrop

  • Facebook confesses to a problem last month that affects about 14 million users; some of their private posts were made public

  • Still grandfathered into the original AT&T unlimited data plan? AT&T is going to raise your rates next month from $40 to $45.

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Apple World Today News Update: June 6, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: June 6, 2018

WWDC 2018 continues, and we have stories about a new Apple Watch API for monitoring Parkinson's disease, an upcoming "WWDC for investors", a couple of developer announcements and an iPhone case that purports to detect weapons and bombs:

  • Apple adds a Movement Disorder API to Apple Watch to continuously monitor symptoms of Parkinson's Disease

  • Asymco analyst Horace Dediu is holding a one-day conference in LA next week for Apple investors

  • We discuss iOS 12's ability to automatically install the latest iOS version

  • MapKit JS is going to add Apple Maps to websites

  • Royal Holdings says its upcoming SWORD smartphone case will detect guns, knives or explosive devices, and can match target photos to the people around you

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