AWT News Update: March 14, 2017

AWT News Update: March 14, 2017

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
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AWT News Update: December 22, 2016

AWT News Update: December 22, 2016

What doesn't kill you only makes you stronger, and Steve's getting stronger every day in his battle with the Brazilian Death Flu. Today, with just a minimum of voice-cracking, we give you the following news bites:

  • AT&T rolls out the Cell Protect spam blocking service...although it doesn't work everywhere or on every iPhone
  • Apple has apparently been asked to unlock an iPhone 4s used by the assassin who killed the Russian ambassador to Turkey
  • Now you can be the life of the party with your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus and djay Pro for iPhone!
  • Missiles are flying back and forth between Finland and Cupertino as the patent war between Nokia and Apple escalates
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AWT News Update: November 15, 2016 (Houston, TX)

AWT News Update: November 15, 2016 (Houston, TX)

Steve's in Houston, TX for a few hours tonight, so it was time to get a short AWT News Update recorded and published for your listening pleasure. What's up?

  • We discuss another good reason to not have an Android phone; manufacturer-installed software was sending the text messages and metadata from a number of phones to a Chinese server
  • Apple Pay expands big time in Australia, and new banks in Russia and China
  • Google releases PhotoScan for grabbing those old prints and moving them to digital, and also updates Google Photos

Just a reminder: Steve is on road, in the air and on the seas for the next month, so the AWT News Update may not be published every weekday.

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AWT News Update: November 2, 2016

AWT News Update: November 2, 2016

Whoops. Due to a scheduling mixup yesterday, we missed an episode of the AWT News Update. We're back today with four stories from the world of tech and Apple:

  • Eddy Cue of Apple will be keynote speaker at the 2017 Code Media conference; anyone who would like to send me can send me an email...
  • Apple Pay in Russia is now supported by nine more financial institutions
  • Fitbit's fortunes dive as Apple Watch and other smart devices have an impact
  • A strange bug is afflicting Apple TV second- and third- generation devices
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AWT News Update: February 9, 2016

AWT News Update: February 9, 2016

It's National Pizza Day in the USA, which has nothing to do with anything, but it's good to know...and it's also Pancake Day and Mardi Gras! We have Apple stories for you today from around the globe:

  • Irish hackers are willing to pay for Apple employee user IDs and passwords
  • Apple's looking for a watch face engineer
  • Russia is playing hardball with American tech companies
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AWT News Update: September 11, 2015

AWT News Update: September 11, 2015

A little bit of news for our listeners and viewers on this lovely late summer Friday afternoon:

  • Apple begins taking pre-orders for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus tomorrow morning at 12:01 AM PT/3:01 AM ET. Order early and often!
  • Activision announces three titles for the new Apple TV
  • Hey Siri is going to require a bit more training under iOS 9
  • What happens in Russia, stays in Russia... especially if it's on iCloud
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