Get into drones on a budget with the Ryze Tech Tello Quadcopter powered by DJI

Get into drones on a budget with the Ryze Tech Tello Quadcopter powered by DJI

Apple World Today readers know that I’m a professional drone pilot, and a lot of you have asked me how to get into the hobby without spending hundreds or thousands of dollars. Here’s the answer: for just $99, you can get a Ryze Tech Tello Quadcopter powered by technology from DJI - the company that sells almost 75% of the professional and consumer drones on the market.

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Incredible savings on the Hover Camera Passport Self-Flying 4K Drone

Incredible savings on the Hover Camera Passport Self-Flying 4K Drone

Apple World Today readers know that I am a commercial drone pilot, but they may not remember that at one point I owned a Hover Camera Passport drone. I wrote about this drone for Apple World Today in 2017 and gave it a 5-star review. At that time, the Hover Camera Passport cost $499.95, but you can get one today in the Apple World Today Deals Shop for $249.99 and we’ll give you an extra 15% off of that price if you use the code MERRY15 at checkout.

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Tangible Tech Podcast Episode 7: How Drones Fly

Tangible Tech Podcast Episode 7: How Drones Fly

Tangible Tech podcaster and AWT blogger/editor Steve Sande is not only a science and tech guy, but he’s a licensed drone pilot. When he’s out flying, one of the common questions he gets from bystanders is “How the (#&$ do those things fly without having wings, a rudder, and that other stuff you see on airplanes?”

In this episode of the Tangible Tech podcast, Steve explains how quadcopters (those drones you see just about everywhere) are able not only to take off and land, but do some pretty amazing maneuvers as well.

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Tangible Tech Episode 4: Getting Down to Brass Tacks

Tangible Tech Episode 4: Getting Down to Brass Tacks

Today's episode of Tangible Tech mixes a bit of news with a seasoning of history, and also sets us up for a future episode on a topic that listeners -- and podcasters -- are trying to get their minds around.

To begin, we start off with a request for all of you in the Tangible Tech audience to share the podcast with at least one friend...hopefully more! That follows with an odd etymological detour that leads into our first story. 

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Apple Park drone videographer: "Don't fly your drones over The Park, it's frowned upon!"

Apple Park drone videographer: "Don't fly your drones over The Park, it's frowned upon!"

Since construction started on Apple Park years ago, we've been watching and posting beautiful aerial imagery from Duncan Sinfield and Matthew Roberts. Today, Sinfield posted the video seen below on his YouTube channel along with a note that indicates that Apple might be using anti-drone technology and that it's "only a matter of time until the campus becomes shut-off to drones completely."

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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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DJI Mavic Air: The latest flying Apple accessory is smaller, lighter, less expensive

DJI Mavic Air: The latest flying Apple accessory is smaller, lighter, less expensive

To the surprise of almost nobody after leaked news yesterday, drone manufacturer DJI announced the Mavic Air this morning, a new $799 (base price) consumer/light pro quadcopter that packs most of the features of the Mavic Pro into a smaller, lighter and less expensive package. A "Fly More" package with 2 extra batteries, extra props and more will run $999. 

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Almost complete: Duncan Sinfield posts new drone video of Apple Park

Almost complete: Duncan Sinfield posts new drone video of Apple Park

Since August 2015, Duncan Sinfield has been posting gorgeous drone video of Apple Park. From a pile of dirt to the completion of the gleaming circular headquarters building, Sinfield has done a wonderful job of documenting the construction of Apple Park. Over the weekend, Sinfield posted another upgrade of the nearly complete facility, and in this video it's apparent that most of the major construction equipment is now gone and that the work is just about done.

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AWT News Update: December 12, 2017

AWT News Update: December 12, 2017

Our top news stories for Apple fans today:

  • The new iMac Pro is coming on December 14, and it features a piece of custom hardware called the Apple T2 chip
  • Chicago Public Schools and City Colleges of Chicago will be expanding Apple's Everyone Can Code curriculum
  • Have a drone you fly with your iPhone or iPad? If it meets certain conditions, it will need to be registered with the FAA under new legislation
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