Drone fans: FAA registration is back in force

We know that a lot of Apple World Today readers are techies who love drones, so this news will be of importance to you. As of yesterday, legislation was signed by President Trump that reverses an earlier court ruling and brings back the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) registration requirement for UAS -- unmanned aerial systems, AKA drones. 

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AWT News Update: September 9, 2016

AWT News Update: September 9, 2016

We're heading into the weekend with iPhone 7s and Apple Watches (Series 2) pre-ordered, so what else is happening? Give us 4 minutes and we'll give you some news:

  • Regardless of what brainless pundits are saying about the "lack of an audio port", the iPhone 7 appears to be an instant success
  • First the FAA recommends not taking Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on airplanes. Today, the US CPSC issued an even stronger warning to the public at large -- "turn them off"
  • Tim Cook allegedly emails a concerned Mac fan to reassure him that upgrades are coming
  • Would you believe that an iPhone 7 Plus is actually faster than a 12-inch MacBook? It's true!
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AWT News Update: December 14, 2015

AWT News Update: December 14, 2015

On this bright wintry December day, we have news about the FAA requiring drone registration, how Apple's CarPlay is helping one manufacturer sell cars, and a new radio station from Pandora.

  • The FAA finally announces drone registration plans, and if you own a drone that you just love to control from your iPhone or iPad, you'll need to get it registered soon if it meets weight criteria
  • One car manufacturer told the Wall Street Journal that Apple's Car Play is helping it sell cars
  • Pandora announces Thumbprint Radio, which will recommend new songs and mix them with old favorites
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FAA to require you to register your iPhone- or iPad-controlled drone

FAA to require you to register your iPhone- or iPad-controlled drone

The US skies just became a bit more unfriendly today its the Federal Aviation Administration announced that recreational drones will be required to be registered. Why? Well, unfortunately for the rest of us, some drone owners are using their devices unsafely, with a number of close calls with passenger aircraft and police helicopters being reported.

 

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