Apple World Today News Update: February 21, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: February 21, 2018

It's a shorter than usual AWT News Update today, with three posts that focus on companies that work with -- or compete with -- Apple rather than the fruit company itself...

  • Dish Network's Sling TV, which provides Apple TV, iPhone and iPad users with streaming TV, announced it had 2.21 million subscribers at the end of 2017
  • Facebook's new updated Facebook Messenger app now provides the ability to do group video or audio calls, something that FaceTime still can't do
  • AT&T announces that a "dozen cities" will have 5G service by year's end, but don't let that get you dreaming of "multi-gigabit" mobile connections just yet
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AWT News Update: November 22, 2017

AWT News Update: November 22, 2017

A short podcast today, the day before a national holiday in the USA. We talk about where to watch huge balloons careening around the streets of Manhattan online, iPhones made in India, and a Jony Ive talk that you can't attend:

  • Want to watch a mammoth balloon of Olaf from Frozen online instead of standing in the streets of NYC? We tell you who will probably have the parade available on your Mac, iOS devices or Apple TV
  • A new iPhone SE could be out in the next three to four months, and this one will be manufactured in India
  • Jony Ive will be speaking at Washington, DC's Hirshorn Museum, but tickets to the talk will be harder to come by than an iPhone X
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AWT News Update: April 24, 2017

AWT News Update: April 24, 2017

We have a variety of Apple and industry related news for you today on the AWT News Update:

  • Sling TV announces Cloud DVR support for the Apple TV
  • Happy birthday, Apple Watch! It's the second birthday of the beloved timepiece, and we'll be discussing it tonight (6:30 PM PDT/9:30 PM EDT) on AWT TV.
  • Some of Apple's self-driving car software testers are rocket scientists...really!
  • A problem with the flagship Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ has some users seeing red, and they probably won't be happy with the "fix"
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Sling TV unveils new single-stream and multi-stream services

Sling TV unveils new single-stream and multi-stream services

Sling TV — available on the fourth generation Apple TV — has unveiled new single-stream and multi-stream services, “Sling Orange” and “Sling Blue.” Sling Orange now includes BBC America and is still priced at $20 per month. Sling Blue now features NBC, USA, Bravo, NBC Sports Network, Syfy, BBC America and costs $25 per month for new customers. 

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AWT News Update: March 2, 2016

AWT News Update: March 2, 2016

In today's news from around the world of Apple:

  • It looks like AMC and Sling TV are coming soon to the 4th-generation Apple TV
  • Third-party resellers are having issues with inventory of the iPad Air and iPad Air 2, a solid sign that a replacement is on the way
  • Apple Pay is popular with merchants who are on the way to updating their systems to accept NFC-based mobile wallets
  • The CEO of Fiat Chrysler has words of warning for Apple if the company is thinking about building its own car
  • TSMC is about to double capacity of 16nm chips this month, leading so speculation that the company is ramping production up for iPhone 7 production
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