AWT News Update: May 24, 2017

AWT News Update: May 24, 2017

AirPods, Twitter, and Thunderbolt are all in the news today. Listen to the Apple World Today News Update podcast and hear all about them:

  • Apple's AirPods received a firmware update today, although it may not be apparent that it's actually been installed
  • Twitter's Apple TV app got an update with support for live 360 video and a new Periscope Global Map
  • Intel plans to push the Thunderbolt protocol by making the specification available to manufacturers nonexclusive and royalty-free
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NEC’s PA322UHD-2 is an excellent choice for professionals who need a spacious UHD screen

NEC’s PA322UHD-2 is an excellent choice for professionals who need a spacious UHD screen

If you’re a professional who needs a pro-grade Ultra High Definition (UHD) monitor, there’s not one better than the PA322UHD-2 from NEC Display Solutions of America. It delivers excellent color, gray-scale and 4K performance (with a native resolution of 3840 x 2160), though it’s rather bulky and expensive (about $3,000 — though it does include a four-year warranty).

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DisplayPort update will benefit displays with USB-C connectors

DisplayPort update will benefit displays with USB-C connectors

The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) has published version 1.4 of the DisplayPort (DP) audio/video standard, which should result in better video quality for displays that use DisplayPort and USB-C connectors, such as the Acer H277HU, my pick for the best display for use with the 12-inch MacBook.

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