Patent trollin': Apple sued over iOS 11’s ‘Do Not Disturb’ feature

Patent trollin': Apple sued over iOS 11’s ‘Do Not Disturb’ feature

Another day, another lawsuit. Apple has been sued by SMTM Technology, widely regarded as a “patent troll,” for allegedly infringing on a patent with its “Do Not Disturb” iOS feature, as reported by AppleInsider. With the feature, iOS 11 can “sense” when you might be driving and help keep you from being distracted by calls, texts, and notifications. 

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Apple World Today News Update: April 25, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: April 25, 2018

Today's podcast has some bragging points for iOS device owners to lord over their Android-owning buddies, word about a new malware variant that's pretending to be an Adobe Flash Player installer, and your new Lexus may have Apple CarPlay (but no touchscreen):

  • 76% of all iOS devices are now running iOS 11 with another 19% running iOS 10. Compare that to the tiny 0.5% of all Android devices running Android 8.1 Oreo...

  • Malwarebytes found a nasty little malware variant that pretends to be an Adobe Flash Player installer. Hint - don't use Flash

  • The 2019 Lexus US luxury sedan will come with CarPlay, but uses a trackpad instead of a touchscreen as a user interface

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Design+Code iOS Design & Xcode Training, just $39 for a limited time

Design+Code iOS Design & Xcode Training, just $39 for a limited time

Starting off your development career is easy when you have a solid foundation in the tools that Apple provides for developers, including Sketch and Xcode. Today's deal is targeted at iOS developers new and old, and it brings Design+Code's online video lessons to you for $39, a bargain compared to the regular $150 price tag. The iOS Design & Xcode Training course will add to your iOS toolkit no matter how long you've been a developer. 

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AWT TV Episode 36: February 20, 2018

AWT TV Episode 36: February 20, 2018

Welcome to AWT TV, a weekly show featuring Steve Sande and Marty Edwards of Apple World Today. Each week we'll discuss what's happened in the world of Apple, talk about new apps and accessories, maybe even have a demonstration or two of the latest software.  

This week, Marty and Steve were back with another all-tips show! Steve started off with a quick tip on how to find AirDrop in iOS 11. Seriously, have you tried finding the AirDrop controls? It's like Apple doesn't want people to use AirDrop! Fortunately, they're hidden in plain sight in the Control Center.

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Apple's ‘Do Not Disturb’ feature in iOS 11 reduced driver phone usage by nearly 10%

Apple's ‘Do Not Disturb’ feature in iOS 11 reduced driver phone usage by nearly 10%

EverQuote, Inc., am insurance marketplace in the U.S., has released data on the impact of Apple's Do Not Disturb (DND) While Driving feature in iOS 11 on the driving behavior of EverQuote's growing community of 500,000-plus EverDrive users. EverDrive is a free app designed to facilitate safe driving. It shows you you trip summaries, details on maneuvers, and gives you “useful feedback to become a better driver.”

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Apple World Today News Update: February 15, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: February 15, 2018

This Thursday afternoon we have a variety of short news items for your listening pleasure:

  • Apple will require developers to support the iPhone X starting in April 2018 for all new apps submitted to the App Store
  • One character in India's Telugu language is crashing message apps in iOS 11, and a fix is on the way soon
  • Getting an Apple HomePod? You might want to get a Pad & Quill HomePod Coaster first!
  • Google Maps for iOS receives a handy update that speeds access to many features
  • Facebook is entering the smart speaker market later this year
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