AWT News Update: October 4, 2017

AWT News Update: October 4, 2017

A lot of hardware was announced today; sadly, not by Apple. Today's podcast looks at one of our sponsor's products, a change in categories in the iOS App Store, a ton of hardware products from Google targeting Apple, and a new smart speaker from Sonos:

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  • Three sections of the iOS App Store are going away
  • Google announces everything but a smart, internet-enabled kitchen sink at a product reveal today
  • Sonos previewed the Sonos One, which may eventually get AirPlay 2 compatibility like some other products from the speaker manufacturer
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Amazon over takes Sonos in the intelligent home speaker market

Amazon over takes Sonos in the intelligent home speaker market

Strategy Analytics latest Global Wi-Fi Speaker Forecast 2014-2022 reports that global shipments of Wi-Fi based wireless speakers grew by 62% in 2016 to 14 million units with Amazon accounting for 77% of the increase in volume demand from the previous year. The company estimates that Amazon shipped over five million Echo speakers in 2016 compared to just over four million from second placed Sonos.

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AWT News Update: March 10, 2016

AWT News Update: March 10, 2016

Our Apple news update spans the world of weirdness today:

  • Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt takes photos and texts folks at a South Korean Google event...with an iPhone
  • Apple announced it's upcoming product event on March 21, and we're not invited
  • Nest adds "Home/Away Assist" to its app with GPS support, so the furnace doesn't shut off when Dad leaves the home
  • Sonos makes a commitment to streaming music
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AWT News Update: February 10, 2016

AWT News Update: February 10, 2016

Dang, another slow news day for the world of Apple. Here's what we have:

  • Latest public betas of OS X 10.11.4 and iOS 9.3 arrive
  • Apple Pay had issues accepting new Visa debit and credit cards this morning
  • Apple Music is now available on Sonos speakers
  • Vine adds 3D Touch support
  • Twitter started rolling out its new "best tweets" timeline today
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