AWT TV Episode 44: Marty goes rogue, Mojave looks great, and more

AWT TV Episode 44: Marty goes rogue, Mojave looks great, and more

We don’t know what you did on the last night of July 2018, but for Marty Edwards and me, it was time to sit down and chat on another episode of AWT TV. Previously on the show, we’ve hit on the fact that the best device for a particular job might not be from Apple, and on last night’s show Marty confessed that he no longer uses an iPhone, having migrated to a Samsung Galaxy S9 instead.

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Apple World Today News Update: April 25, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: April 25, 2018

Today's podcast has some bragging points for iOS device owners to lord over their Android-owning buddies, word about a new malware variant that's pretending to be an Adobe Flash Player installer, and your new Lexus may have Apple CarPlay (but no touchscreen):

  • 76% of all iOS devices are now running iOS 11 with another 19% running iOS 10. Compare that to the tiny 0.5% of all Android devices running Android 8.1 Oreo...

  • Malwarebytes found a nasty little malware variant that pretends to be an Adobe Flash Player installer. Hint - don't use Flash

  • The 2019 Lexus US luxury sedan will come with CarPlay, but uses a trackpad instead of a touchscreen as a user interface

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Apple World Today News Update: April 23, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: April 23, 2018

Happy Monday! Cheer up, buttercup, there's lots of good news from the world of Apple today:

  • Have the Kindle reader app for iPhone or iPad? Good, because it is World Book Day and Amazon wants to give you some free books to celebrate

  • Two new Apple ads use light-hearted imagery to convince Android users that it might be a really good idea to switch to iPhone

  • HomeKit fans in the US can now purchase the first HomeKit-compatible window air conditioner available in the country; just don't expect to get a bargain price on it

  • Does it seem like everyone loves the iPhone X? A survey by Creative Strategies shows that it's extremely popular with the early adopters and has a very high satisfaction rate

  • Snapseed has been update for the iPhone X

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From Android to iOS - The 1st Day

From Android to iOS - The 1st Day

November 16th, 2017 was the date that I decided to purchase the iPhone X to get my son the free iPhone 8. I knew going into it that there would be a wait for the iPhone X. I definitely one that loves instant gratification so this was going to be tough. The sales rep at the AT&T store told me it would be mid December before it arrived. This contradicted what the AT&T website said though. The website said that it would ship between 11/29/2017 and 12/6/2017. This was still going to be a tough waiting period for me. Shortly after I finalized the order, I received an email and text that aligned with the AT&T website's initial estimated date. 

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From Android to iOS - Why Switch?

From Android to iOS - Why Switch?

The reason for the switch from Android to iOS is an odd reason. It's all because of my 15 year old son!

I've been using the Google Pixel XL for a while now and I've had no issues with it, but when Google announced the Pixel 2 back in October, I almost pulled the trigger on the upgrade. I decided that I really didn't need a new phone and that I would be wasting money upgrading. I resisted and moved on. 

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From Android to iOS – Introduction

From Android to iOS – Introduction

My name is Chris Leckness and I’ve decided to write a series of articles about my transition from Android to iOS for my old friend Steve right here on AppleWorld.Today!

I recently made a jump from Android (Google Pixel XL) to iOS (iPhone X) and it’s been quite some time since I’ve used iOS as my daily device. I have had an iPhone 5C as my work phone but it's never on as I have my calls and text messages forwarded to my personal phone to avoid carrying two phones. Prior the iPhone X, the lastest iOS device that I used for more than a day or two was the iPhone 4, which I used for 6 months before returning to Android.

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AWT News Update: November 21, 2017

AWT News Update: November 21, 2017

We've got all sorts of fun stories for you today...and even a few ideas for Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals:

  • Sonnet is selling the "eGFX Breakaway Box - Developer Edition" (AKA Apple External Graphics Development Kit) for $100, and you don't need to be a developer to get one
  • Quartz finds out that Android devices gather location data even with location services turned off, when apps aren't being used, and even without a SIM installed
  • Google's Fuchsia OS is being designed so that Swift apps can run on the OS
  • Gamevice announces that its controller for iPhone and iPad is now fully compatible with the DJI Spark drone
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Review: Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac

Review: Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac

Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac was released a few months ago, and since then I've been using it to run Windows, Linux, Mac and even Android virtual machines on my 27-inch iMac. Parallels has been making great strides in providing a top virtualization tool since the first days of Intel Macs, and this 13th iteration adds a few features and hones performance. 

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Finder: ‘iPhone’ is tweeted about 1.3 times more than ‘Android’

Finder: ‘iPhone’ is tweeted about 1.3 times more than ‘Android’

Finder has completed research into online smartphone sentiment and found some very interesting results. After analyzing over 110,000 tweets mentioning “iPhone” or “Android,” the customer service site found that Apple’s smartphone was tweeted about 1.3 times more and received a 1:1 ratio of positive and negative tweets.

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