AWT News Update: May 9, 2016

AWT News Update: May 9, 2016

A healthy dose of Apple news for you today, coming from all around the world of Apple:

  • The FCC and FTC are asking mobile carriers and smartphone/tablet manufacturers to provide info on how they handle fixes to vulnerabilities
  • The Opera Web Browser for iOS has been updated with its own free VPN
  • Periscope will soon save broadcasts indefinitely and allow drone broadcasting
  • A group of top podcasters recently met with Apple...to voice complaints
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AWT News Update: January 28, 2016

AWT News Update: January 28, 2016

Speculation is running rampant about this year's crop of iPhones, and there are some interesting statements that have come out of various sources that are giving us an idea of what may happen...or lead us totally down the wrong path:

  • Cirrus Logic CEO talks in circles about Lightning-based headphones and manufacturing costs
  • Facebook adds live video for iPhone users in the USA
  • Nikkei says that the 4-inch iPhone (6c or 5se, your choice) is already in production
  • Apple's going to have to step up sales in emerging markets to increase or maintain global market share
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Live action: Periscope app adds GoPro integration

Live action: Periscope app adds GoPro integration

Periscope is the free livestreaming app from Twitter that we use almost every weekday to send out a video version of the AWT News Update podcast. Up until this point, Periscope users have had to make do with the cameras built into their iPhones to do their broadcasting, but an update to the app today has added support for the GoPro Hero 4 action cam.

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AWT News Update: January 12, 2016

AWT News Update: January 12, 2016

Today's Apple news bits include some app announcements, crazy Wall Street analysts, and a Microsoft spokesperson just being...a Microsoft spokesperson:

  • Shares in Apple given a "Buy" rating today by one major investment firm
  • Skype is adding free group video calling to the iPhone and iPad apps soon
  • Microsoft spokesperson Dan Laycock disses the iPad Pro
  • You'll now be able to watch Periscope streams -- like the one we do most days while recording the podcast -- right in your Twitter stream
  • VLC is now in the Apple TV App Store
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AWT News Update: September 8, 2015

AWT News Update: September 8, 2015

A big event tomorrow, and a lot of news today. Be sure to give a big thank you to this month's sponsor, MacPaw

  • We have the URL for tomorrow's event livestream, and tell you how you can be part of a livestream and chat room with the Apple World Today team
  • A Periscope app for Apple TV is in the works from Twitter
  • The first reviews of the Aaron Sorkin-scripted movie Steve Jobs are in, and they're positively glowing
  • A Texas newspaper featured photos and more about the big Apple US Operations center in Austin, Texas
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AWT News Update: July 23, 2015

AWT News Update: July 23, 2015

What's at the top of the Apple news today? Here's a good hint:

  • Apple announces the nice deal that will be part of the 2015 Back to School promotion
  • Meerkat and GoPro link up to provide livestreaming of video from GoPro action cams
  • Annual sales of iOS devices now equal total annual unit sales of Windows PCs
  • Apple adds 35 more US banks and credit unions to Apple Pay
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AWT News Update: March 26, 2015

AWT News Update: March 26, 2015

It's your favorite Apple news podcast, which also streamed live over the new Twitter Periscope app today. What did viewers see? Apple World Today editor Steve Sande reading this news:

  • iPhone apps supporting the Apple Watch began appearing in the App Store today, with a number of familar apps updating to provide a wrist-borne interface
  • Backblaze announced an update to version 4.0 of their Mac backup app that should speed things up for a number of users... .and more!
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Twitter launches Periscope video streaming service

Twitter launches Periscope video streaming service

Twitter has released Periscope for the iPhone (free), which lets Twitter customers broadcast live streaming video with almost no friction at all. If that sounds familiar, it's because Meerkat recently rose in popularity for doing the same thing. The darling of SXSW, Meerkat gained traction and an audience that has persisted beyond the festival's conclusion, despite Twitter hindering its usefulness. The apps are similar yet different, and I'll have a full comparison next week.

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