Apple World Today News Update: March 30, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: March 30, 2018

It's the last day of March, the day before a holiday weekend, and the first weekend of Major League Baseball for 2018. We'll end the week with three stories:

  • Drones were used to help 26 smugglers move almost $80 million worth of refurbished iPhones from Hong Kong to Shenzhen
  • MyFitnessPal reported a huge data breach affecting 150 million users; if you've ever used MyFitnessPal, change your password immediately
  • macOS 10.13.4 brings external GPU support to the Mac platform for the first time, and we tell you which eGPU chassis are approved for use
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AWT News Update: August 15, 2017

AWT News Update: August 15, 2017

We provide a public service announcement about our eclipse show from last night as well as counteracting the bad info from media sources about eclipse viewers, a change in Apple policy in Hong Kong, and slightly bigger iPhones:

  • Check out our special eclipse episode of AWT TV, and also get the definitive word on those eclipse viewing glasses from the American Astronomical Society
  • Apple changes its exchange policy in Hong Kong in an attempt to thwart scalpers prior to the release of the iPhone 8
  • According to case manufacturer leaks, the iPhone 7s will be slightly larger than the previous model...
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AWT News Update: September 22, 2016

AWT News Update: September 22, 2016

It's the first day of Autumn, and it's also the last AWT News Update of the week -- be sure to join us again on Monday afternoon. Steve had to do this podcast unscripted, so we have just a few Apple-related stories today:

  • A 19-year-old hacker claims to have jailbroken an iPhone 7 in less than 24 hours; we're wondering if he'll release the jailbreak to the public or get a bounty from Apple for revealing the vulnerability he used;
  • ABC News is added to Live Tune-in on the 4th-generation Apple TV;
  • Apple opens another Apple retail outlet, this one is the sixth in Hong Kong
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