Apple World Today News Update: June 14, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: June 14, 2018

Welcome to Thursday's episode of the Apple World Today News Update, brought to you this week by PDFelement 6from Wondershare.  Today we have news of cheap iPhones (new in the box!), a security scare that doesn't seem too scary, and how Apple employees at Apple Park are going to be made uncomfortable so they'll stand at least part of each work day:

  • Get an iPhone in South Korea for $40! They're new in the box, they're unlocked, but there's a catch...

  • Russian smartphone cracker ElcomSoft says they can read your entire iMessages history...but they pretty much need all of your login information before they can do it

  • Every desk at Apple Park is a standing desk that converts for sitting use, but the chairs are made to make you uncomfortable

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Apple Park drone videographer: "Don't fly your drones over The Park, it's frowned upon!"

Apple Park drone videographer: "Don't fly your drones over The Park, it's frowned upon!"

Since construction started on Apple Park years ago, we've been watching and posting beautiful aerial imagery from Duncan Sinfield and Matthew Roberts. Today, Sinfield posted the video seen below on his YouTube channel along with a note that indicates that Apple might be using anti-drone technology and that it's "only a matter of time until the campus becomes shut-off to drones completely."

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Apple World Today News Update: February 19, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: February 19, 2018

Steve's podcasting record for February took another hit last Friday with a bad bout of stomach flu; today he's back with four news stories for you:

  • WWDC hasn't been officially announced, but rumors are pointing toward June 4 - 8, 2018 in San Jose, CA 
  • Apple's new flagship retail store in Chicago has another issue -- this time, a big crack in one of the glass panels
  • A drone crashed into Apple's new headquarters building over the weekend. The building is unscathed, but the pilot may not get the drone back
  • Twitter is dropping support for the Mac, discontinuing its Mac client. We have news of a deal for a replacement client for you
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Apple World Today News Update: January 22, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: January 22, 2018

Beat the Monday blues with a few upbeat stories on today's Apple World Today News Update podcast!

  • The new Apple Park campus is so large that the company is making 1,000 bicycles available for employees to get from place to place
  • Drone manufacturer DJI has the same problems Apple does in terms of having new products leaked
  • A developer beta of iOS 11.2.5 shows that HomePod owners will be able to disable Siri when desired
  • A glitch with Movies Anywhere made it possible for some iTunes users to get the movie "Thor:Ragnarok" one month before it's due to be released
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Almost complete: Duncan Sinfield posts new drone video of Apple Park

Almost complete: Duncan Sinfield posts new drone video of Apple Park

Since August 2015, Duncan Sinfield has been posting gorgeous drone video of Apple Park. From a pile of dirt to the completion of the gleaming circular headquarters building, Sinfield has done a wonderful job of documenting the construction of Apple Park. Over the weekend, Sinfield posted another upgrade of the nearly complete facility, and in this video it's apparent that most of the major construction equipment is now gone and that the work is just about done.

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Aerial video of Apple Campus 3 construction (and more Apple Park video!)

Aerial video of Apple Campus 3 construction (and more Apple Park video!)

During the past few years, Apple Park (AKA Apple Campus 2) has been the focus of scrutiny from several drone pilots. Matthew Roberts shared a few videos the past two days, one of which shows construction of the Apple Campus 3 in Sunnyvale, CA in April of 2017. From the air, the building looks like three-quarters of the Command Key!

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AWT News Update: November 17, 2017

AWT News Update: November 17, 2017

A very light news day today, so you'll be able to listen to this podcast quickly on your way to drinks with your buddies!

  • The new Apple Park Visitor's Center opened to the public today, complete with swag you can buy
  • Tesla introduces a set of new products that could be very useful to iPhone users
  • Developer betas of iOS 11.2, watchOS 4.2 and tvOS 11.2 are out
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AWT News Update: November 9, 2017

AWT News Update: November 9, 2017

The road to a $1 trillion company, an interview with Jony Ive, and the opening of the Apple Park Visitor Center all make today's news on the Apple World Today News Update Podcast:

  • Apple closed for the second day at a share price that gives the company a market cap of over $900 billion
  • Jony Ive talks with Wallpaper* about the iPhone X and Apple Park from a designer's viewpoint
  • Cupertino residents get a special preview of Apple Park's Visitor Center next Thursday
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