AWT News Update: August 23, 2016

AWT News Update: August 23, 2016

In today's Apple headlines:

  • An apology to listeners for a missing edit...
  • Nike appears to have inadvertently confirmed that the Apple Watch 2 will have built-in GPS
  • Instapaper is sold to Pinterest
  • Remember the story that said Apple had passed on purchasing Lyft? Well, apparently the company is not for sale, and Lyft is blaming Uber's CEO for the rumors
  • We tell you about a quick and ad-free way to check your download speeds for streaming
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‘Bloomberg’: the Apple Watch 2 will feature GPS chips, but no cellular connectivity

‘Bloomberg’: the Apple Watch 2 will feature GPS chips, but no cellular connectivity

In July the Canalys research group forecast that 7.5 million smart watches with cellular connectivity — including a second generation Apple Watch — will ship in 2016, rising to 53.6 million in 2020. However, Apple “has hit roadblocks in making major changes that would connect its Watch to cellular networks and make it less dependent on the iPhone,” reports Bloomberg, quoting unnamed “people with knowledge of the matter.”

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Funzees with Munzees

Funzees with Munzees

You've probably heard about geocaching; it's a modern-day scavenger hunt that uses GPS and a website or app to let people get out and search for well-hidden logbooks and swag. Now I've been doing this for about 14 years, and there are some downsides to physical caches. First, if you are planning on deploying a cache, you have to plan on maintaining it as well -- keeping it up when water leaks in, adding small pens or pencils, changing out log books, and more. Second, there are places where caches are verboten, like many national and state parks. Well, there's a new game in town that does away with physical caches -- Munzee (free app, QR codes available for purchase). 

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