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We're recovering from the WWDC 2018 keynote and yesterday's podcast with a much shorter podcast today. Today we're thanking our sponsor Digiarty and their free macXvideo 4K video processing and sharing app before jumping into the podcast. Be sure to check out macXvideo here.
We'll be live tonight for AWT TV Episode 41, discussing the keynote announcements and perhaps even taking a first look at iOS 12
Apple provided some fascinating statistics about podcasts, noting that it now hosts more than 550,000 active shows
A hacked emergency alert system appears to be the source of an odd alert sent out to people in Virginia this morning
Apple is retiring its use of OpenGL after Mojave, and that has some game developers steaming mad
What's in the Apple news of the day?
- Wall Street analysts are optimistic about Apple's Q2 FY2017 financial results, which will be released on May 2nd
- Developer betas of all of Apple's current operating systems were delivered today
- Want to try out an Apple I? Head to Seattle's Living Computers Museum + Labs, where you can actually use one of the few remaining Apple I computers
Happy Pi Day! We're hoping that you do something irrational today, like subscribe to the AWT News Update podcast or even become a Team AWT member:
- Samsung plays catch-up to Apple in terms of smartphone security updates
- Russia rules that Apple engaged in price fixing for iPhones
- You've heard of Apple Park, but what about Apple Campus 3 at Central & Wolfe in Sunnyvale, CA?
- A working Apple-1 computer will be up for auction in May
A light news day today...
- Apple adds a few formatting and ad changes to Apple News...for publishers
- Design resources for iOS 10 become available along with updated Human Interface Guidelines
- Google's Pixel phones are hard to get...although they're selling at about 1/10th the rate of iPhones
Happy New Year! We're back, and on a more normal podcast schedule than during the past two months. You can expect to hear us every weekday afternoon, and here are a few pieces of Apple news for your listening pleasure today:
- Apple's pop-up shops that were set up to sell the high-end Apple Watch Edition are being closed
- Apple Pay has added 47 more new US financial institutions during the past few weeks, bringing the total in the country to over 1,600
- Apple chip manufacturing partner TSMC is reportedly on schedule to start testing production of a 7nm process that will produce more efficient CPUs for future products starting in 2018
Slow news Tuesday™ -- it's a thing today, and we have a short podcast for you. Among the stories:
- Apple starts taking orders for the LG UltraFine 5K monitor
- The 4th-generation Apple TV gets a quiet update adding two new US networks to live tune-in and some universal search options for Norway and Sweden
- Bloomberg says that the iMac might be getting an update in early 2017, possibly with USB-C ports and new AMD graphics cards
A couple of news items for today, as well as an explanation of why the AWT News Update will be published irregularly during the next month:
- A Chinese state-run newspaper warns that if a trade war with the US is begun, it will take measures against the iPhone
- Samsung purchases speaker and car infotainment system manufacturer Harman, picking up some plum brands in a quest to compete with CarPlay
- AWT editor/publisher Steve Sande will be traveling and may not be able to publish the AWT News Update every weekday
There's always good news in the world of Apple, and today we have three stories that should make you more productive...or at least make it easy for you to send money to a friend with PayPal:
- OWC announces that they're carrying the NewerTech NuPower 60W USB-C Power Adapter, a great replacement for the standard Apple MacBook or MacBook Pro charger
- A professional video editor has given the new 15-inch MacBook Pro his seal of approval, saying it's fast enough to easily handle 5K ProRes footage in Final Cut Pro X
- PayPal keeps improving its iOS app; you can now send or receive money with just a Siri command
You can tell that there's an Apple event coming soon, because news about the company is pretty nonexistent! We have just two news items for you today, making for a very quick listen:
- An inadvertently-sent email confirms that new Beats products will be announced at next week's event
- Apple starts up a new blog showing how third-party app integration with Siri works in iOS 10
The last day of August brings just a few stories for the AWT News Update:
- CBS announces a new "commercial-free" tier for All Access, although viewers will be treated to some ads anyway...
- Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 is temporarily being withheld from specific markets due to exploding battery pack issues. We talk abut those issues and another problem with the flagship phone.
- Tapbots delivers a public beta of its new Pastebot for Mac