Apple World Today News Update: January 26, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: January 26, 2018

For this last Friday of January 2018, we have a series of fun and informative stories for you:

  • Apple has created clever animoji ads for Sunday night's Grammy awards featuring the music of several of the nominees
  • Revenues from the iOS App Store are almost double that of Google's Play Store, even with fewer downloads for iOS apps
  • Apple's HomePod is now available for pre-order; we talk about some of the first review comments
  • TSMC broke ground on a new plant today that will build 5nm process chips for Apple
  • The iPhone SE 2 may roll out as soon as May or June of 2018, according to sketchy rumors from DigiTimes
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AWT News Update: October 4, 2017

AWT News Update: October 4, 2017

A lot of hardware was announced today; sadly, not by Apple. Today's podcast looks at one of our sponsor's products, a change in categories in the iOS App Store, a ton of hardware products from Google targeting Apple, and a new smart speaker from Sonos:

  • Tired of the same old green or blue text bubbles? Get Color Text Bubbles (free to try, $0.99 to buy) to spark things up in Messages
  • Three sections of the iOS App Store are going away
  • Google announces everything but a smart, internet-enabled kitchen sink at a product reveal today
  • Sonos previewed the Sonos One, which may eventually get AirPlay 2 compatibility like some other products from the speaker manufacturer
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iOS App Store on the Mac? You don' need no steenkin' iOS App Store on the Mac!

iOS App Store on the Mac? You don' need no steenkin' iOS App Store on the Mac!

Today's update to iTunes 12.7 on the Mac had some significant changes that could be a surprise to unsuspecting Mac users who are used to using iTunes to browse the iOS App Store, since it is now gone. That's right; if you want to browse and install iOS apps, you're going to do it from your iOS device now. This isn't much of a help to bloggers, who often need to grab links and then paste them into posts...on the Mac.

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IFTTT adds iOS Calendar service, App Store applets

IFTTT adds iOS Calendar service, App Store applets

One of the best inter-application tools currently available is IFTTT (IF This Then That). It's been around for years, it supports hundreds of apps and services, and when it comes to making your own workflows to get diverse things to work together, there's nothing better. Today, IFTTT is introducing a new iOS Calendar Service to provide a way to create calendar events from other apps or have Calendar control other apps. In addition, the service has added new App Store Applets to kick off workflows when something new appears in the iOS App Store. 

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AWT News Update: January 4, 2016

AWT News Update: January 4, 2016

The first AWT News Update for 2016 is short, but full of great information:

  • The 4th-Generation Apple TV can now do Siri searches for PBS and PBS Kids shows
  • One investment firm is still bullish on Apple shares despite the hammering the stock has been taking
  • Another developer beta of iOS 9.2.1 has been released
  • Here's a tip on how to clear the cache in the iOS App Store app
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AWT News Update: December 11, 2015

AWT News Update: December 11, 2015

On this quiet news day, we have the following updates for you:

  • The iOS App Store is being updated to let buyers know when an app has a companion universal app for the Apple TV
  • The 35th anniversary of Apple's IPO is tomorrow, and the stock has really blossomed in value since that time
  • Bloomberg's Professional app gains iPad Pro features
  • Apple updated its web portal for Apple ID to make it more user friendly
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