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 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: April 20, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: April 20, 2018

It's finally Friday, and Apple's probably glad that the stock exchanges are closed for two days after negative analyst reports pushed the company's shares -- and the Dow Jones Industrial Average -- lower. Other news for this Friday:

  • Developers who have apps featured in the iOS 11 App Store see huge increases in downloads, according to data from research firm Sensor Tower
  • Several questionable "supply chain reports" from Wall Street analysts have driven Apple's share price down almost $13 a share in three days
  • AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson announced a new skinny streaming service called AT&T Watch while testifying in the antitrust case against his company over the proposed acquisition of Time Warner
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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: August 4, 2017

AWT News Update: August 4, 2017

A short Apple World Today News Update podcast for you today:

  • Not only is the 3rd-generation Apple Watch expected this fall with an LTE chip inside, but now rumors are flying that it will sport a new design as well
  • Some DirecTV Now users are getting invitations to beta-test a new DVR capability, with the function being available on iPhone, iPad and Apple TV
  • OpenSignal finds that 4G LTE download speeds have slowed measurably since last year, mainly due to increased data traffic from unlimited plans launched in February
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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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AWT News Update: April 5, 2017

AWT News Update: April 5, 2017

Today's news update is a bit longer than usual, but that's because there was a lot of fascinating Apple news to let you all know about:

  • YouTube Live debuts in five US cities, and Google will even throw in a free Chromecast to get you excited
  • AT&T is giving away free HBO subscriptions to those who are subscribers to its Unlimited Plus plan
  • Another car manufacturer will debut a CarPlay-compatible car at the NY International Auto Show next week
  • Apple has added a second manufacturer for Apple Watches
  • Some interesting patent filings point towards a more secure future for Siri
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AWT News Update: March 21, 2017

AWT News Update: March 21, 2017

Other than the rather mundane updates made by Apple early this morning, there wasn't a lot of Apple news for today:

  • Apple's announcements were...underwhelming to say the least
  • We have a story about Apple and AT&T cracking a case in which a tweet was used to induce a seizure in an epileptic journalist
  • Tim Cook's in China, having attended an economic forum over the weekend and visiting companies this week
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AWT News Update: January 17, 2017

AWT News Update: January 17, 2017

On today's Apple World Today News Update, we talk about obsolete networks, smash and grabs, store renovations, and the idiots who keep using the recalled Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones:

  • AT&T's 2G network shut down on January 1; nobody seemed to notice, but you can't use your original iPhone anymore...
  • The Apple Store Palo Alto (CA) is currently undergoing renovations due to an early December smash-and-grab burglary
  • The "glass cube" 5th Avenue Apple Store in NYC will be closed starting on January 20th for renovations
  • Verizon is planning to take drastic measures to stop people who are still using their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones
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AWT News Update: January 10, 2017

AWT News Update: January 10, 2017

Happy Tuesday! We have a few stories for today's Apple World Today News Update:

  • The ESPN and WatchESPN apps have adopted Apple's Single Sign-On feature, meaning you can sign in once to use the apps with your cable or satellite TV subscription
  • AT&T & Verizon are both making moves to make those grandfathered unlimited data plans a thing of the past
  • Three weeks to go until Apple's Q1 2017 Earnings Call. We look at Foxconn's results to see how Apple may fare for the year-end quarter
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AWT News Update: December 22, 2016

AWT News Update: December 22, 2016

What doesn't kill you only makes you stronger, and Steve's getting stronger every day in his battle with the Brazilian Death Flu. Today, with just a minimum of voice-cracking, we give you the following news bites:

  • AT&T rolls out the Cell Protect spam blocking service...although it doesn't work everywhere or on every iPhone
  • Apple has apparently been asked to unlock an iPhone 4s used by the assassin who killed the Russian ambassador to Turkey
  • Now you can be the life of the party with your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus and djay Pro for iPhone!
  • Missiles are flying back and forth between Finland and Cupertino as the patent war between Nokia and Apple escalates
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AWT News Update: October 20, 2016

AWT News Update: October 20, 2016

The AWT News Update is back to the short & sweet again today, with four stories that cover the world of Apple, and beyond:

  • AT&T is reportedly in talks to merge with Time Warner
  • Intel modems used in some versions of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are showing poor performance compared with modems built by Qualcomm
  • 2016 12-inch Retina MacBooks are having issues when connected to external HDMI monitors with an Apple adapter
  • IBM is saving anywhere from $273 to $543 per installed Mac over a four-year lifetime...and they have a ton of Macs
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