AWT TV Episode 9: May 22, 2017

Welcome to AWT TV, a weekly show featuring Steve Sande, Dennis Sellers and Marty Edwards of Apple World Today. Each week we'll discuss what's happened in the world of Apple, talk about new apps and accessories, maybe even have a demonstration or two of the latest software. 

The title of this episode: Pippin's Lament

Steve's male cat Pippin decided to join in on the conversation during the recording of AWT TV, so you will hear a cat "talking" in the background during the show. 

Topics covered during the show (two weeks before Apple's World Wide Developers Conference in San Jose, CA):

• The rather unimpressive announcements made at Google's IO 2017
• Why Google Assistant won't replace Siri on iOS anytime soon
• What new hardware we think we'll see at WWDC 2017 (new MacBooks, new 10.5-inch iPad Pro, Siri Speaker)
• Will Apple's "Project Titan" really be an advanced version of CarPlay that can autonomously drive vehicles that are properly equipped?
• How about "smart glasses"? Will this be the display of the future for an intelligent assistant? We also talk about the use cases for smart glasses
• Steve gives a little "review" of his AirPods
• A "leaked case" from Pelican gives the dimensions of the 10.5-inch iPad Pro
• We lament the supposed retirement of the iPad mini
• Steve mentions a series he's writing on macOS Server, and how well iOS integrates with the services provided by it
• Could Apple create a "server in the cloud" service for businesses?
• Marty has fiber on his mind, wonders what Apple's nationwide fiber network could be used for

We demonstrate MNML, this week's sponsor of AWT TV. MNML is a minimal, distraction-free writing app for use with Medium.com. 

Marty, who is our resident gamer, demonstrates The Wolf: Online RPG Simulator. It's a VERY unique MMO where you take on the role of a wolf!

Next week will be our 10th episode and the preview of WWDC 2017, so be sure to watch in real time right here on YouTube Live.