Rumor: Verizon wants to partner with Apple (or Google) for a TV subscription service

Rumor: Verizon wants to partner with Apple (or Google) for a TV subscription service

Verizon wants to partner with Google or Apple to provide television when it launches the first “superfast” 5G service to homes in Los Angeles and Sacramento later this year, according to Bloomberg, quoting an unnamed “person familiar with the situation,” adding that “negotiations are ongoing and could still fall apart.”

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Apple World Today News Update: April 24, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: April 24, 2018

We have some entertaining short news stories for you on today's podcast:

  • Verizon gains subscribers in the March quarter, most likely from the Apple Watch Series 3

  • Instagram has a new web tool for downloading all of your content; unfortunately, it was down at the time we broadcasted this!

  • Original Mac icon designer Susan Kare is in the news, winning a prestigious medal from the American Institute of Graphics Art and being called upon by Apple to testify on the company's behalf in the Samsung damages retrial

  • Amazon can already get into your house if you let them...now they are expanding that capability to cars

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Apple World Today News Update: February 12, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: February 12, 2018

Steve is back to recording the podcast after a week-long hiatus due to a death in the family. Today we have three stories; one highlighting major US carrier Verizon, another the HomePod, and the final focusing on wireless mobile chip vendors Qualcomm and Broadcom:

  • Verizon announced that it will begin locking smartphones for a specified amount of time in order to reduce criminal demand for its unlocked phones
  • A scientific test of Apple's new HomePod smart speaker proves that it has excellent sound quality
  • Apple suppliers Qualcomm and Broadcom are set to restart talks on a possible takeover of Qualcomm by Broadcom; any takeover would have an impact on Apple
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AWT News Update: October 3, 2017

AWT News Update: October 3, 2017

Apple Pay Cash, Yahoo data breaches, and the man in the bunny suit are all part of today's AWT News Update podcast:

  • Apple employees are reportedly testing Apple Pay Cash internally in preparation for the public rollout
  • Verizon discloses that the 2013 Yahoo data breach actually affected all accounts
  • Former Intel CEO Paul Otellini, who worked with Steve Jobs to shift Macs to Intel CPUs, has died
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AWT News Update: August 4, 2017

AWT News Update: August 4, 2017

A short Apple World Today News Update podcast for you today:

  • Not only is the 3rd-generation Apple Watch expected this fall with an LTE chip inside, but now rumors are flying that it will sport a new design as well
  • Some DirecTV Now users are getting invitations to beta-test a new DVR capability, with the function being available on iPhone, iPad and Apple TV
  • OpenSignal finds that 4G LTE download speeds have slowed measurably since last year, mainly due to increased data traffic from unlimited plans launched in February
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AWT News Update: March 31, 2017

AWT News Update: March 31, 2017

Welcome to Friday, World Backup Day and the day before the dreaded April Fools' Day. We have some real news stories for you today on the podcast to offset those reports you'll see this weekend:

  • Verizon is said to be working on a streaming TV service to be introduced this summer
  • Apple's touting April as Autism Awareness Month with an app collection and specially designed Field Trips
  • Barclays analysts think that the top-end iPhone coming out later this year may include front and back "structured light" cameras with custom 3D sensors
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AWT News Update: January 17, 2017

AWT News Update: January 17, 2017

On today's Apple World Today News Update, we talk about obsolete networks, smash and grabs, store renovations, and the idiots who keep using the recalled Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones:

  • AT&T's 2G network shut down on January 1; nobody seemed to notice, but you can't use your original iPhone anymore...
  • The Apple Store Palo Alto (CA) is currently undergoing renovations due to an early December smash-and-grab burglary
  • The "glass cube" 5th Avenue Apple Store in NYC will be closed starting on January 20th for renovations
  • Verizon is planning to take drastic measures to stop people who are still using their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones
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AWT News Update: January 10, 2017

AWT News Update: January 10, 2017

Happy Tuesday! We have a few stories for today's Apple World Today News Update:

  • The ESPN and WatchESPN apps have adopted Apple's Single Sign-On feature, meaning you can sign in once to use the apps with your cable or satellite TV subscription
  • AT&T & Verizon are both making moves to make those grandfathered unlimited data plans a thing of the past
  • Three weeks to go until Apple's Q1 2017 Earnings Call. We look at Foxconn's results to see how Apple may fare for the year-end quarter
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AWT News Update: September 29, 2016

AWT News Update: September 29, 2016

We want to thank our listeners -- old and new -- for pushing our podcast numbers to a new record in the month of September. Since July, our number of monthly listens has risen 261%, all thanks to you. In other Apple news today:

  • Some BMW owners and Verizon customers are having issues with the new iPhone 7s
  • The FCC voted to make major improvements to the Wireless Emergency Alerts system, so you'll now get photos of wanted suspects and links to more info
  • The FCC delayed a vote on allowing consumers to bypass cable and satellite company set top boxes by using devices like Apple TVs to watch their favorite shows
  • A new Kickstarter wants you to support an unsightly dongle for your iPhone 7 so you can listen to your old headphones and charge the phone at the same time. Our solution? Just go wireless. 
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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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