AWT News Update: March 20, 2017

AWT News Update: March 20, 2017

Today's news is seemingly all about competition:

  • Apple's possibly announcing new products tomorrow morning, as the online store and some other services are shut down from 3 AM - 8:30 AM ET. Could it be new iPads or Macs? Or just maintenance?
  • Apple's buddy SoftBank apparently yanked a $100 million investment from Essential, the new smartphone startup created by Android creator Andy Rubin
  • Microsoft wants Mac users to switch to Surface so badly that it has created a migration tool to speed up the process
  • Siri is going to get even more competition in the AI realm, this time from Samsung's Bixby
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AWT News Update: December 12, 2016

AWT News Update: December 12, 2016

Steve's back from his longest vacation ever...and it turns out that the cruise ship he was on had faulty satellite internet equipment so he wasn't able to do any podcast uploads. Well, we're back to work and here's a sampling of what we have to talk about:

  • How the iCloud Calendar spam "Report Junk" link works
  • Scottsdale, Arizona may be the future home of a new Apple flagship store
  • Apple may be investing up to $1 billion in a SoftBank emerging technology fund
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