Apple World Today News Update: June 15, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: June 15, 2018

Before you head off for your fun weekend, be sure to load this episode of the Apple World Today News Update podcast so you can be up to speed on the latest news in the world of Apple and the telecom industry:

  • Apple debuts a new portal for the Apple Online Store that features a modern design that's clean and easy to use

  • The HomePod can now read the news in Canada, France and Germany

  • 5G networks are coming, and it looks like the 2018 iPhones may use a new modem chip from Intel that not only supports 5G and all existing wireless standards, but also runs on both CDMA and GSM networks

  • Time Warner has now officially been devoured by AT&T, and T-Mobile and Sprint will file their merger application on Monday

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Apple World Today News Update: April 30, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: April 30, 2018

Wow, this is the last Monday of the month of April, 2018...which will never be seen again. What happened on this unique date in history? 

  • A well-known Apple analyst steps down from his post, leaving a void in the world of Apple rumors

  • Sprint and T-Mobile have announced that they're engaged to be married. We're not sure when the nuptials will be held, but they're expecting a 5G network

  • Cross-platform writing app Bear got a nice update today, and you can now publish ebooks from Bear if that's what you want to do

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Apple World Today News Update: February 27, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: February 27, 2018

There are a lot of little news items today dealing with video content, 5G, and Apple's sky-high share price:

  • Hit-or-miss director M. Night Shyamalan (good: The Sixth Sense, really bad: The Last Airbender) is the latest to get a green light from Apple for an original series. Thank God he's only directing one episode...
  • There's a big sale on 4K HDR movies and more in the iTunes Store right now
  • Mobile providers T-Mobile and Sprint throw their hats into the 5G ring
  • AAPL reached a new record high of $180.48 before retreating today, buoyed by nice words from Warren Buffett
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AWT News Update: May 12, 2017

AWT News Update: May 12, 2017

As the week winds down, we have a short Friday podcast for you:

  • The going is tough in Germany, where negotiations with the country's banks to allow Apple Pay are "in a tough state"
  • The yellow and magenta networks may merge, making...red? (Hmmm, Verizon has a lock on red, doesn't it?)
  • One Wall Street analyst thinks the iPhone 8 will come in 128 and 256GB versions at price tags of $999 and $1,099 respectively
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Apple joins the ‘Robocall Strike Force’ to combat ‘robocalls’

Apple joins the ‘Robocall Strike Force’ to combat ‘robocalls’

The CEO of AT&T will announce today that 33 companies including the telecom giant, Apple, Alphabet, Comcast, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon are joining an effort with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to crackdown on “robocalls,” reports Reuters.

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AWT News Update: July 15, 2016

AWT News Update: July 15, 2016

Lots of little Apple-related news tidbits for you as we head into the weekend:

  • CBS adds an Apple TV-exclusive news app with Siri voice search
  • Katy Perry releases a new single exclusively on Apple Music and iTunes
  • Move over T-Mobile; Sprint is offering goodies for Pokémon players
  • Apple's share price closed near a quarterly high yesterday
  • Contactless cash withdrawals leveraging TouchID coming soon from a growing number of  ATMs
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AWT News Update: November 18, 2015

AWT News Update: November 18, 2015

There's all sorts of fun Apple-related news for you today. Let's take a look:

  • Sprint rolls out LTE Plus to 77 markets, could make those iPhone 6s/6s Plus phones ultra-speedy
  • Microsoft's Bing for iPhone has also received a speed boost, often answering questions before you're done asking them
  • Apple seems to be banning non-HomeKit home automation products from the real and online Apple Stores
  • Tweetbot for Mac just got all sorts of El Capitan love
  • Goldman Sachs thinks Apple's services revenues will skyrocket
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AWT News Update: November 2, 2015

AWT News Update: November 2, 2015

Welcome to November, everybody. Today's news update is all about Big Brother, rumors that are really rumor-ish, and little cellphone towers inside your house.

  • A bill to be introduced in the UK would force a government back door on several Apple products and services
  • Personal Pickup may or may not be expanded internationally in the near future
  • Sprint will let its customer roam in Cuba
  • T-Mo has little 4G LTE CellSpots to give you if your signal isn't the best.
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AWT News Update: October 21, 2015

AWT News Update: October 21, 2015

We've been out looking for that McFly kid, and gathering Apple news for you as well:

  • Find My Friends appears in iCloud.com
  • Sprint customers now get Wi-Fi calling that expands on Apple's Continuity feature
  • YouTube announces a subscription service
  • The chairman of Ferrari thinks an Apple car is definitely in the works
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