AWT TV Episode 30: December 5, 2017

AWT TV Episode 30: December 5, 2017

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

It's December, the month in which the wonderful holiday of Christmas takes place. Since gift-giving has become a part of the holiday tradition, tonight Marty and Steve talk about some gift ideas for the tech-oriented people in your life.

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AWT News Update: December 4, 2017

AWT News Update: December 4, 2017

Tax protestors, OS updates, Target apps, and survey results are all in the headlines today's episode of the Apple World Today News Update.

  • French anti-globalization protestors occupy a Paris Apple store today demanding that the company pay EU back taxes
  • iOS 11.2 and tvOS 11.2 have arrived!
  • Target introduces an in-house mobile payment system in its iOS app
  • A Barclays survey sounds bullish on Apple
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AWT News Update: December 1, 2017

AWT News Update: December 1, 2017

Wow, it's December already? We have a trio of time-related stories for you today that all have to do with things that should happen by the end of the year:

  • Apple let developers know that they need to submit only 64-bit Mac apps to the Mac App Store starting January 1st
  • Remember the promise from Amazon that the Prime Video app would be available for tvOS by the end of the year? TidBITS blogger Josh Centers says they're still promising the release by the end of December
  • Expect iOS 11.2 and macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 to show up soon -- like next week. The sixth beta shipped to developers today
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AWT News Update: November 7, 2017

AWT News Update: November 7, 2017

After a two-day lapse in the podcast, we're back today with more news from the world of Apple:

  • The iPhone X sold out on Friday morning in 20 major US cities, and Steve lets you know how his pickup experience went
  • AAPL closed up 56¢ a share today, closing at $174.81 and edging the company's market cap tantalizingly close to $900 billion
  • Apple Pay Cash arrives in the public beta of iOS 11.1
  • Austin, Texas is getting a new Apple retail outlet this Saturday
  • Apple is selling $7 billion worth of bonds to fund the stock buyback program and green energy initiatives
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AWT News Update: October 3, 2017

AWT News Update: October 3, 2017

Apple Pay Cash, Yahoo data breaches, and the man in the bunny suit are all part of today's AWT News Update podcast:

  • Apple employees are reportedly testing Apple Pay Cash internally in preparation for the public rollout
  • Verizon discloses that the 2013 Yahoo data breach actually affected all accounts
  • Former Intel CEO Paul Otellini, who worked with Steve Jobs to shift Macs to Intel CPUs, has died
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AWT News Update: September 28, 2017

AWT News Update: September 28, 2017

Cash, lenses, force restarts, flash memory and missing Sierra installers. That's what we've got for you today. Come and get it!

  • Apple Pay Cash may or may not be coming in late October
  • Olloclip says that its iPhone 7 / 7 Plus lens kits and cases work perfectly with the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
  • Have an iPhone 8 or 8 Plus? The way that you can restart the device has changed compared to previous iPhones. We tell you how...
  • Toshiba's flash chip business has apparently been sold and Apple's part of the consortium that bought it. Only problem? The consortium members can't agree on anything
  • Want to re-install macOS Sierra? Good luck finding an installer
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AirPlay 2 doesn’t seem to be enabled in iOS 11 or tvOS

AirPlay 2 doesn’t seem to be enabled in iOS 11 or tvOS

Initial testing suggests that AirPlay 2 isn’t currently enabled in iOS 11, tvOS 11 or both, according to AppleInsider. Hopefully, it will be added soon in operating system updates — along with other promised-but-missing features such as Apple Pay Cash (for iOS 11 and watchOS 4).

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