AWT News Update: December 15, 2016

AWT News Update: December 15, 2016

Thanks for coming back to the AWT News Update podcast after an almost month-long hiatus; we love seeing the listener numbers climbing back to their previous level! Today's news:

  • Finnair and Japan Air Lines are two new clients for the Apple-IBM Mobile First collaboration and will both be using iPhones and iPad Pros to improve aircraft maintanance
  • Guess how much it will cost to replace a single lost Apple AirPod? We tell you in the podcast...
  • Pebble owners - Fitbit says it will keep your watch going for at least another year, including those services that connect it to iOS
  • A new iPhone 7 ad made for Japan shows off a unique capability of the iPhone 7 models and Apple Watch Series 2 in that country
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AWT News Update: March 23, 2016

AWT News Update: March 23, 2016

In the midst of a nice spring blizzard in Colorado, AWT publisher/editor Steve Sande brings you three fun stories from the world of Apple:

  • An early entrant in the smartwatch market is laying off 25% of its staff
  • A number of car manufacturers at the 2016 New York International Auto Show announce the latest models that will be equipped with Apple's CarPlay
  • There's something new and different you can do with an iPad equipped with iOS 9.3. Hint - it's really loud and very impressive!
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Apple Watch debut helps sales of many wearables

Apple Watch debut helps sales of many wearables

It's said that a rising tide raises all ships, and that old saying is perfectly apt in the wearables market. Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky told CNBC that the Apple Watch appears to be bringing increased consumer awareness to the entire wearables space, with his company now selling twice the number of smartwatches than it was at this time last year.

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AWT News Update: May 20, 2015

AWT News Update: May 20, 2015

It's hump day, and there's some interesting Apple news to bring you on today's AWT News Update:

  • Apple is rumored to be moving to a new system font -- San Francisco -- for iOS 9 and OS X 10.11
  • An Apple-backed group presses the US Senate to pass the USA Freedom Act and halt NSA phone surveillance
  • Pebble may be having financial issues and slow growth...
  • The Apple Watch will be used as a support tool for breast cancer patients
  • An Indiegogo campaign seeks to give those who use speech synthesizers a unique vocal identity
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Pebble unveils $299 Steel Time smartwatch, details smartstrap accessories

Pebble unveils $299 Steel Time smartwatch, details smartstrap accessories

Pebble today introduced the Pebble Time Steel, a steel version of its recently announced Pebble Time smartwatch. The new Steel edition has a CNC-finished 316L stainless steel case with Gunmetal Black, Silver Stainless and Gold finishes. It will ship with band options of leather or stainless steel. The device also includes a larger battery that provides an advertised ten days of battery life. The Pebble Steel Time is available to pre-order via Pebble’s Kickstarter page for $249, a $50 discount off the suggest retail price of $299. Customers who ordered the Pebble Time can upgrade to the Steel edition and still keep their place in line, though the Steel version won’t ship until July.

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