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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A Lot To Be Thankful For...

A Lot To Be Thankful For...

Today is Thanksgiving Day in the United States. While the modern interpretation of this day is to stuff one's face with food, watch football on TV in a food-induced coma, and then go to sleep early in order to be the first one in line at the local "big box" store to get a "thing" at a heavily discounted price, the origins of the holiday have to do with a group of immigrants who were just happy to be alive, have enough food to share with the natives, and who were thankful for simple things. 

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QardioArm connected blood pressure monitor says you were chillin' on Thanksgiving Day

QardioArm connected blood pressure monitor says you were chillin' on Thanksgiving Day

QardioArm (US$99, affilate link) is a portable and colorful wireless blood pressure monitor that works with a free iOS app (and a new Apple Watch app!) to take and track your blood pressure. The company that created the device -- Qardio -- took anonymized data from thousands of users for the month of November and decided to find out just how stressful the Thanksgiving holiday was.

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We're thankful for our patrons, sponsors, and advertisers

We're thankful for our patrons, sponsors, and advertisers

2015 has been an interesting year, to say the least.

In February, TUAW was shut down, leaving a large group of us without employment. Some folks had other blogging jobs to fall back on or move to, but for three of us, we decided to start anew with Apple World Today. Over the year we've had some changes in staff due to bloggers needing more steady income, leading to today's team of Dennis Sellers and myself.

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