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: April 30, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: April 30, 2018

Wow, this is the last Monday of the month of April, 2018...which will never be seen again. What happened on this unique date in history? 

  • A well-known Apple analyst steps down from his post, leaving a void in the world of Apple rumors

  • Sprint and T-Mobile have announced that they're engaged to be married. We're not sure when the nuptials will be held, but they're expecting a 5G network

  • Cross-platform writing app Bear got a nice update today, and you can now publish ebooks from Bear if that's what you want to do

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Apple World Today News Update: February 27, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: February 27, 2018

There are a lot of little news items today dealing with video content, 5G, and Apple's sky-high share price:

  • Hit-or-miss director M. Night Shyamalan (good: The Sixth Sense, really bad: The Last Airbender) is the latest to get a green light from Apple for an original series. Thank God he's only directing one episode...
  • There's a big sale on 4K HDR movies and more in the iTunes Store right now
  • Mobile providers T-Mobile and Sprint throw their hats into the 5G ring
  • AAPL reached a new record high of $180.48 before retreating today, buoyed by nice words from Warren Buffett
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Apple World Today News Update: February 21, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: February 21, 2018

It's a shorter than usual AWT News Update today, with three posts that focus on companies that work with -- or compete with -- Apple rather than the fruit company itself...

  • Dish Network's Sling TV, which provides Apple TV, iPhone and iPad users with streaming TV, announced it had 2.21 million subscribers at the end of 2017
  • Facebook's new updated Facebook Messenger app now provides the ability to do group video or audio calls, something that FaceTime still can't do
  • AT&T announces that a "dozen cities" will have 5G service by year's end, but don't let that get you dreaming of "multi-gigabit" mobile connections just yet
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AWT News Update: November 16, 2017

AWT News Update: November 16, 2017

5G cell phone modems, keyboard controllers, and questionable "inventions" make it to the Apple World Today News Update podcast:

  • Intel outlines its new modem chip roadmap, including 5G NR modems that could be used in Apple products by 2019-2020
  • IK Multimedia announced two new keyboard controllers for use with iOS, Mac, and Windows
  • We take a jaundiced look at some of the other items on Time's "25 best inventions of 2017" list
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AWT News Update: July 27, 2017

AWT News Update: July 27, 2017

There won't be an AWT News Update tomorrow because Steve is taking a break from family issues that have been keeping him really busy...and not with the website. Be sure to come back on Monday when we'll have the next edition of the AWT News Update podcast.

  • The Apple Store app has been updated with additional Touch ID support and an easier way to find out if specific iPhone configurations are available
  • The FCC has issued a license to Apple for testing of 5G cellular technology
  • The iPod touch is now the last remaining iPod, with the iPod nano and iPod shuffle being discontinued by Apple officially today
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AWT News Update: May 23, 2017

AWT News Update: May 23, 2017

A quiet news day in the world of Apple, but some interesting stories nonetheless:

  • AgileBits announces a "travel mode" for its flagship 1Password app that keeps snooping customs and border protection officers from seeing your passwords
  • Apple has applied for a permit to test 5G cellular radio systems for use in future iPhones

Many thanks this week to our sponsor, MNML, an easy-to-use and distraction-free Mac app for Medium.com. 

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AWT News Update: April 10, 2017

AWT News Update: April 10, 2017

Happy Monday! A lot of news to cover on today's podcast:

  • Be sure to watch AWT TV tonight at 6:30 PM PDT / 9:30 PM EDT live on our YouTube channel
  • Teenagers love their iPhones, and they're even more excited about the 2017 model
  • The FCC is dropping 2013's plans to let people use their phones on airplanes to make calls
  • AT&T purchased Straight Path Communications, a critical step in being first to market with a 5G cellular network
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