iAvatar, anyone? Apple files patent for avatar creation/editing tool

iAvatar, anyone? Apple files patent for avatar creation/editing tool

iAvatar, anyone? Apple has filed for another  patent (number 20160086386) for an “avatar creation and editing” that would allow users to create custom avatars (onscreen representations of a person) for use in online games and other applications. The other two patent filings are number 20160086386 and 9,576,400.

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Dennis’ take on the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro

Dennis’ take on the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro

When Apple hyped the 2018 iPad Pro as a computer that has outsold almost all other laptops, the company begged reviewers to test drive it as a notebook replacement. Is it? For many people, yes, but for a lot of folks, no, it’s not likely to kick your MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro to the curb.

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Apple releases iOS 11.3 with Battery Health tool, Business Chat, more

Apple releases iOS 11.3 with Battery Health tool, Business Chat, more

Apple has released iOS 11.3 with a Battery Health tool, a Health Records feature, ARKit 1.5, Business Chat, new Animoji, and more. You can download it by going to the Settings App, selecting General, then choosing Software Update.

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AWT TV Episode 36: February 20, 2018

AWT TV Episode 36: February 20, 2018

Welcome to AWT TV, a weekly show featuring Steve Sande 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.  

This week, Marty and Steve were back with another all-tips show! Steve started off with a quick tip on how to find AirDrop in iOS 11. Seriously, have you tried finding the AirDrop controls? It's like Apple doesn't want people to use AirDrop! Fortunately, they're hidden in plain sight in the Control Center.

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Apple World Today News Update: January 26, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: January 26, 2018

For this last Friday of January 2018, we have a series of fun and informative stories for you:

  • Apple has created clever animoji ads for Sunday night's Grammy awards featuring the music of several of the nominees
  • Revenues from the iOS App Store are almost double that of Google's Play Store, even with fewer downloads for iOS apps
  • Apple's HomePod is now available for pre-order; we talk about some of the first review comments
  • TSMC broke ground on a new plant today that will build 5nm process chips for Apple
  • The iPhone SE 2 may roll out as soon as May or June of 2018, according to sketchy rumors from DigiTimes
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Apple awards Finisar $390 million from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund

Apple awards Finisar $390 million from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund

Apple has announced the latest award from its $1 billion Advanced Manufacturing Fund. Finisar, a manufacturer of optical communications components, will receive $390 million as part of Apple’s commitment to support innovation and job creation by American manufacturers.

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