AWT News Update: September 8, 2017

AWT News Update: September 8, 2017

As we head into the weekend before an Apple event next Tuesday, we have a handful of short news items to keep you entertained and up-to-date:

  • Disney is pulling streaming rights for Star Wars and Marvel titles from other services, keeping them only for the upcoming Disney streaming service
  • Siri Remotes are on backorder or out of stock in a number of countries -- could a newly-designed Siri Remote be on tap for Tuesday?
  • Spotify won't give Apple Safari users access to its Web Player
  • A group of Microsoft interns has developed a new useful Mac app for users of Office 365
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iBooks StoryTime is a fine Apple TV app for those who have children or grandchildren

iBooks StoryTime is a fine Apple TV app for those who have children or grandchildren

I read many books to my kiddos when they were young, and I love reading to my granddaughter. If you’re a parent or grandparent, I hope you do, too. However, if there are times when that’s inconvenient, you can have the Apple TV handle the job thanks to iBooks StoryTime.

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Siri learns a new trick on 4th-gen Apple TV: Live Tune-In

Siri learns a new trick on 4th-gen Apple TV: Live Tune-In

Siri's universal search on the 4th-generation Apple TV gained power earlier this week with the addition of the Starz app and CBS to the list of channels. MacRumors today highlighted a new feature of Siri -- Live Tune-In, which allows viewers to pop right into live programming with a single command to Siri Remote.

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AWT News Update: February 8, 2016

AWT News Update: February 8, 2016

Fresh off of a Super Bowl 50 victory by the Denver Broncos, it's the AWT News Update from the suburbs of Denver, Colorado. Today's stories include:

  • A new tvOS beta allows users to dictate names and passwords using Siri dictation
  • Instagram app now allows multiple user accounts
  • Apple has filed a motion for a mistrial in that lawsuit that awarded $625 million to a patent troll
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AWT News Update: January 4, 2016

AWT News Update: January 4, 2016

The first AWT News Update for 2016 is short, but full of great information:

  • The 4th-Generation Apple TV can now do Siri searches for PBS and PBS Kids shows
  • One investment firm is still bullish on Apple shares despite the hammering the stock has been taking
  • Another developer beta of iOS 9.2.1 has been released
  • Here's a tip on how to clear the cache in the iOS App Store app
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Beats Sports is a fun, science fiction-themed, music-infused, Apple TV version Wii Sports

Beats Sports is a fun, science fiction-themed, music-infused, Apple TV version Wii Sports

Beats Sports for the new Apple TV is a $9.99 collection of entertaining, mini-games inspired by familiar sports like tennis, volleyball, baseball, and golf. If you’re a Nintendo Wii fan (past or present) think Wii Sports with a sci-fi theme and a heavy music emphasis.

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Evel Knievel for Apple TV: perform the stunts, don’t break the bones

Evel Knievel for Apple TV: perform the stunts, don’t break the bones

Robert Craig “Evel” Knievel was a world famous daredevil who attempted more than 75 ramp-to-ramp motorcycle jumps between 1965 and 1980, and, in 1974, a canyon jump across Snake River Canyon (which failed) on a steam-powered rocket. During his career he suffered more than 433 bone fractures, earning him the dubious honor in the Guinness Book of World Records as the survivor of "most bones broken in a lifetime.”

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