Apple World Today News Update: June 6, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: June 6, 2018

WWDC 2018 continues, and we have stories about a new Apple Watch API for monitoring Parkinson's disease, an upcoming "WWDC for investors", a couple of developer announcements and an iPhone case that purports to detect weapons and bombs:

  • Apple adds a Movement Disorder API to Apple Watch to continuously monitor symptoms of Parkinson's Disease

  • Asymco analyst Horace Dediu is holding a one-day conference in LA next week for Apple investors

  • We discuss iOS 12's ability to automatically install the latest iOS version

  • MapKit JS is going to add Apple Maps to websites

  • Royal Holdings says its upcoming SWORD smartphone case will detect guns, knives or explosive devices, and can match target photos to the people around you

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Apple World Today News Update: June 5, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: June 5, 2018

We're recovering from the WWDC 2018 keynote and yesterday's podcast with a much shorter podcast today. Today we're thanking our sponsor Digiarty and their free macXvideo 4K video processing and sharing app before jumping into the podcast. Be sure to check out macXvideo here

  • We'll be live tonight for AWT TV Episode 41, discussing the keynote announcements and perhaps even taking a first look at iOS 12

  • Apple provided some fascinating statistics about podcasts, noting that it now hosts more than 550,000 active shows

  • A hacked emergency alert system appears to be the source of an odd alert sent out to people in Virginia this morning

  • Apple is retiring its use of OpenGL after Mojave, and that has some game developers steaming mad

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AWT TV: Join us tonight for a live look at iOS 12 and discussion about WWDC 2018

AWT TV: Join us tonight for a live look at iOS 12 and discussion about WWDC 2018

A few weeks ago we promised that we'd be back the day after the WWDC keynote to talk about the announcements that were made. Well, it's June 5, and me and Marty Edwards will be on AWT TV Episode 41 tonight at 6:30 PM PT / 9:30 PM ET to chat about those operating system and app updates that were the topics at yesterday's keynote.

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Apple World Today News Update: June 4, 2018 Special WWDC Keynote Edition

Apple World Today News Update: June 4, 2018 Special WWDC Keynote Edition

If you missed the WWDC 2018 keynote this morning, you're in for a treat...or if you slept through some of the keynote, you can pick up the details of those items discussed while you were dozing. Today's podcast is brought to you by this week's sponsor, macXvideo, providing the best free 4K processing and sharing app for macOS.

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Apple World Today News Update: May 30, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: May 30, 2018

Can you believe it's Hump Day already? Those 3-day holiday weekends make the work week fast, and we're going to give you three short news items to make your day go by even faster:

  • Apple is leasing even more industrial space in Santa Clara, CA, part of a huge expansion in the office and lab space that's located around the south Bay Area

  • We have some tips for you about iCloud Messages; how to turn it on and what is backed up by the new cloud service that showed up in iOS 11.4 yesterday

  • Want to watch Monday's keynote at the 2018 Apple Worldwide Developer Conference? We have tips on where you can stream the event

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Apple World Today News Update: May 25, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: May 25, 2018

Friday at last! To end your week, we have stories about Apple retail stores, Apple employees at Display Week in LA, and some possible names for macOS 10.14:

  • The Pier Apple Store in Atlantic City, NJ will be closing soon due to a sharp decline in tourism and visitors to the city

  • A new, larger Apple retail outlet is nearing completion in Seattle's University Village shopping center

  • Some possible names for macOS 10.14 have surfaced in overseas trademark filings, including Sequoia, Mojave, Sonoma and Ventura

  • Apple employees were in evidence everywhere at Display Week in LA this week, checking out the latest display technologies and making presentations

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Apple World Today News Update: May 22, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: May 22, 2018

For this sunny (at least at Apple World Today HQ) day in May, we have four short news items that you'll find interesting:

  • Apple has announced the date and time of the annual Apple World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) keynote. Expect to see new versions of every Apple operating system, as well as announcements of some other surprises...

  • Dropbox updated its iOS app today, adding a file activity notifications feature and a refreshed file preview design

  • Apple Pay may seem ubiquitous...but it falls behind the Starbucks app in terms of the number of users in the USA

  • The iPhone continues to dominate the United States smartphone market, with six of the top 10 smartphone models being from Apple

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Apple World Today News Update: May 18, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: May 18, 2018

After a week off on a nice relaxing vacation, Steve's back with a jumbo-sized Apple World Today News Update podcast. Today we talk about privacy, a building resembling a huge iPod on a dock, and the goals of the nascent Developers Union:

  • Apple collects surprisingly little personal information on its customers, according to a ZDNet reporter who compared the small amount of mostly anonymous data collected on him by Apple to the huge files sent to him by Facebook, Google and Twitter

  • A new 24-story apartment building in Dubai is opening later this year. The design, which began in 2006 when iPods were the hot Apple product, resembles an iPod leaning on its charging and syncing dock

  • Developers who want more of a cut from Apple than the 70% of sales they already get are forming a "Developers Union". They also want Apple to allow free trial offers for any app.

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Apple World Today News Update: March 23, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: March 23, 2018

Happy Friday! Today's Apple World Today News Update podcast has stories about happy developers, livestreams that aren't happening next week, possible product announcements in the education space, and using the fingers of dead people to unlock iPhones:

  • 5,000 Apple developers are probably dancing in the streets today after finding out that they're going to WWDC 2018. Another 500,000 developers are feeling suicidal after finding out they didn't win the WWDC lottery
  • Apple isn't going to livestream next week's education event from Chicago, fortunate as we won't have to watch Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel politicizing the event
  • A new, low-cost iPad with Apple Pencil support may be revealed at the Chicago event
  • Forbes reveals that law enforcement agencies now regularly use the fingers of the recently deceased in an attempt to unlock iPhones with Touch ID
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Apple World Today News Update: February 19, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: February 19, 2018

Steve's podcasting record for February took another hit last Friday with a bad bout of stomach flu; today he's back with four news stories for you:

  • WWDC hasn't been officially announced, but rumors are pointing toward June 4 - 8, 2018 in San Jose, CA 
  • Apple's new flagship retail store in Chicago has another issue -- this time, a big crack in one of the glass panels
  • A drone crashed into Apple's new headquarters building over the weekend. The building is unscathed, but the pilot may not get the drone back
  • Twitter is dropping support for the Mac, discontinuing its Mac client. We have news of a deal for a replacement client for you
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