AWT News Update: April 19, 2017

AWT News Update: April 19, 2017

Apple news for the day is rather light, but we have some good stories to convey to you:

  • The glass cube at the Apple store on 5th Avenue in NYC will be removed...at least for a while
  • Apple Watch users should look for the Earth Day activity challenge that will appear soon
  • Apple Maps gains new EV charging station and bike rental/dropoff information
  • Hulu is on the verge of introducing its new streaming package 
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Microsoft To-Do (née Wunderlist): A great way to tackle your tasks

Microsoft To-Do (née Wunderlist): A great way to tackle your tasks

List-makers tend to get things done, and one of the best ways to handle to-do lists in this day of consumer electronics is to use an app. A lot of people use Wunderlist on their iPhones to perform this task. Microsoft purchased the app in 2015, and finally we're seeing the fruits of that purchase in Microsoft To-Do, which is now available for free on the App Store. When To-Do is out of its preview (basically a public beta), Wunderlist will be replaced by the new app. 

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Apple does well in the 2017 Harris Poll EquiTrend Brands of the Year list

Apple does well in the 2017 Harris Poll EquiTrend Brands of the Year list

Apple did well in the 2017 Harris Poll EquiTrend Brand of the Year rankings. The company took the top spot in the Tablet Computer Brand of the Year for its iPad, top spot in the Smartwatch Brand of the year for the Apple Watch, second place (behind Microsoft) in the Computer Manufacturer Brand of the Year for the Mac,  and second place (behind Google Chromecast) for the Media Streaming Device of the Year for the Apple TV.

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Chinese regulators want to talk to Apple about live streaming titles on the App Store

Chinese regulators want to talk to Apple about live streaming titles on the App Store

Beijing's Internet regulators plans to summon Apple and urge the tech giant to tighten up checks on software applications available in the Apple Store, according to the Xinhua News Agency. The report noted that officers with the law enforcement team met with company reps about the examination of live stream apps.

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AOW expands its LTE data plans for iPad users with an Apple SIM to 88 countries

AOW expands its LTE data plans for iPad users with an Apple SIM to 88 countries

AlwaysOnline Wireless (operated by Otono Networks) twill be expanding its global LTE-exclusive network for iPad with Apple SIM into 14 new countries, bringing the total number of countries covered to 88. The new countries are Armenia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bermuda, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Ecuador, Georgia, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Jordan, Morocco, and Uruguay.

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Five things Apple should do to be a relevant player in the AR space

Five things Apple should do to be a relevant player in the AR space

According to the Thinkwell Group, an experience design company that integrates augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR ) into its work with Fortune 500 brands—Apple should tread carefully when entering the AR landscape. According to Thinkwell, there are five things Apple should do to be a relevant player in the AR space:

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Get a head start in iOS development with the iOS Coding Mastery Bundle

Get a head start in iOS development with the iOS Coding Mastery Bundle

Some of our most popular course bundles in the Apple World Today Deals Shop are for would-be developers who want to get into iOS app creation. Today's bundle is perfect if you're looking for an inexpensive yet thorough development course. We have the iOS Coding Mastery Bundle from Bitfountain available for just US$39, 83% off the regular price.

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