Today's the last day to get updated Super Mario Run at half price

Today's the last day to get updated Super Mario Run at half price

Back on September 29, Nintendo released an update to the classic Super Mario Run iOS game that brought support for playing as Daisy and a new world called World Star with nine new levels that appear after completing worlds one through six. At that time, the company also reduced the price of the in-app purchase to get all of the worlds from $9.99 down to $4.99 for a limited time. Today is the last day to take advantage of the sale, so be sure to get to the App Store ASAP to grab it.

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AWT News Update: December 21, 2016

AWT News Update: December 21, 2016

On this day with the shortest amount of daylight in the Northern Hemisphere (yes, it IS the Winter solstice!), we have a variety of stories for you, all of which were sputtered out by Steve in between coughing fits that were thankfully edited out:

  • Kim Dotcom has a rumor -- Apple's going to buy a Hollywood Studio in 2017
  • Honda's new 2017 CR-V comes with support for Apple CarPlay
  • Super Mario Run was downloaded 40 million times in the first 4 days, a new App Store record
  • There's an update available for versions of the Apple AirPort Extreme
  • Apple's now selling refurbished Apple Watches online
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Super Mario Run sets new sales records

Super Mario Run sets new sales records

Super Mario Run is already half way to projected first month download and revenue totals, according to Sensor Tower Store Intelligence data. The game surpassed 25 million worldwide downloads in its four-day opening weekend of Dec. 15-18, while earning more than $21 million in global gross revenue during this same period. 

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AWT News Update: December 16, 2016

AWT News Update: December 16, 2016

It's Friday, and if you haven't checked out the latest Apple news before you head to the theatre to see Star Wars: Rogue One, we have a short update that you can listen to while standing in line at the theater:

  • You're not imagining things; Super Mario Run is using a lot of data
  • Apple has made a small R&D investment in Indonesia, one benefit of which will be that it can sell iPhones in the country
  • AirPods will be available in Apple Stores starting on Monday, December 19
  • Have a 4th-generation Apple TV? There are new Aerial Screensaver videos to watch!
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Tim Cook's busy (and fun) trip to Japan

Tim Cook's busy (and fun) trip to Japan

Apple CEO Tim Cook gets around, and this past week he was visiting Japan. As head of the most valuable company in the world, Cook gets the diplomatic treatment, and spent part of his time with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The Prime Minister chronicled the visit on his official Facebook page, noting that it was Cook's first trip to Japan since becoming CEO and that Apple's new R&D center in Yokohama (Tsunashima Technical Development Center) will open in December of 2016.

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