Apple World Today News Update: March 16, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: March 16, 2018

Happy St. Patrick's Day (one day early)! Today's Apple World Today News Update Podcast includes a pot of gold and a leprechaun, as well as the usual important and informative news bits:

  • Apple World Today has launched the new Team AWT Community Forum, an online discussion group for Team AWT members
  • Are you a developer in Paris? If so, look in your email inbox for an invitation to an Apple event next Friday
  • That Steve Jobs job application from 1973? It sold at auction for $174,000
  • Apple's R&D expenditures this year are going to be HUGE
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Apple World Today News Update: January 31, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: January 31, 2018

We leave the month of January with an extended edition of the AWT News Update podcast:

  • Apple is crippling macOS Server later this spring and asking administrators to consider switching to open source versions of the apps that make up the server package
  • 18-core iMac Pros are on the way to some lucky folks who ordered the powerful computer
  • One feature to expect in Apple operating systems later this year is the ability for developers to easily port iOS apps to Mac, with iPad apps reportedly requiring little or no changes to run on macOS
  • Apple responds to SEC and DOJ investigations with a statement describing its intentions in throttling iPhone CPUs
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Apple World Today News Update Podcast: January 3, 2018

Apple World Today News Update Podcast: January 3, 2018

Augmented Reality isn't proving to be "the next big thing," Apple adds a news podcast feature to Siri in the newest iOS 11.2.5 beta, and Mophie creates a product that can keep a USB-C MacBook running for up to 15 hours over what the internal battery can offer:

  • A recent survey from Apptopia shows that developer interest in AR appears to be nearly nonexistent, with AR apps making up only about 0.03% of all apps in the App Store
  • Soon, you'll be able to ask Siri to "Give me the news" and get a short news digest podcast in return
  • Mophie's new Powerstation AC is going to be very popular with MacBook owners, as it can give the little laptop a total of over a day of battery life
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Apple World Today News Update: January 2, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: January 2, 2018

Steve's back from vacation, so we start off the year with news on an Apple acquisition, conflicting Wall Street forecasts for Apple, a long-awaited iPhone X app update, and Google's most popular searches for last year:

  • Apple purchases Buddybuild, which makes continuous integration and debugging tools that will be built into Xcode
  • One pair of Wall Street analysts is forecasting low production and sales of iPhone X for the first fiscal quarter of 2018, others think the company is on its way to a $200 share price
  • DJI updates its drone app for the iPhone X
  • Slime, unicorns, memes and acronyms that defined 2017, as brought to you by Google
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AWT News Update: November 10, 2017

AWT News Update: November 10, 2017

It's a Slow News Friday™ but we still have news for you about several Apple store renovations that are complete, green lines on the edges of iPhone X displays, and spoofing Face ID

  • Burlingame and Burlington -- two cities on opposite sides of the US -- will see newly renovated Apple retail stores next week
  • A tiny fraction of iPhone X screens are displaying a thin green line on either side
  • Vietnamese security firm Bkav says they can spoof Face ID with a sophisticated 3D mask
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AWT News Update: November 9, 2017

AWT News Update: November 9, 2017

The road to a $1 trillion company, an interview with Jony Ive, and the opening of the Apple Park Visitor Center all make today's news on the Apple World Today News Update Podcast:

  • Apple closed for the second day at a share price that gives the company a market cap of over $900 billion
  • Jony Ive talks with Wallpaper* about the iPhone X and Apple Park from a designer's viewpoint
  • Cupertino residents get a special preview of Apple Park's Visitor Center next Thursday
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AWT News Update: October 31, 2017

AWT News Update: October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween! Everyone must be getting ready to Trick or Treat tonight, since there were very few big news items for today's Apple World Today News Update podcast. Here's what we have:

  • Apple denies that it was ever working on anything but Face ID for the iPhone X
  • A biometric technology expert is skeptical of some reviewer reports saying that the iPhone X's Face ID is inaccurate in bright sunlight
  • A developer with a great idea for using an underused iPad component has the idea rejected by Apple
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AWT News Update: October 30, 2017

AWT News Update: October 30, 2017

As October winds down things are starting to perk up in the world of Apple. Today we have stories about a historic high, a famous used car, iOS 11.2, and some early first impressions of the iPhone X:

  • AAPL reached a new high today, peaking at $168.07 before closing at $166.72
  • A BMW Z8 that once belonged to Steve Jobs is up for auction
  • iOS 11.2 developer beta 1 is now available, along with new watchOS and tvOS betas
  • Some very early first impressions of the iPhone X are out, with Apple using a different approach towards marketing the newest iPhone than it's ever used in the past

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AWT News Update: October 27, 2017

AWT News Update: October 27, 2017

As you'd expect, today's Apple World Today News Update podcast is mostly about...the iPhone X. In related news, we talk about an older product that's about to go on the Apple obsolete and vintage tech list:

  • Apple shares rose sharply today after word of unprecedented demand for the new iPhone X
  • Didn't get an iPhone X? Head over to eBay, where some people are scalping their pre-orders at ridiculous prices
  • Be sure to get AppleCare+ for that iPhone X you just picked up, because repairs out of warranty are going to cost you big bucks
  • There's a new Apple product out that isn't the iPhone X, and it's made out of leather
  • The iPad 3 becomes official obsolete on Halloween Day
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AWT News Update: October 23, 2017

AWT News Update: October 23, 2017

Happy Monday! We're back with new from the world of Apple. Here's what we have for the Apple World Today News Update podcast today:

  • Are you an iPhone Upgrade Program member who wants to order an iPhone X this Friday? You can get pre-approved for the phone now using the Apple Store app, leaving just the final push of the button early Friday morning
  • FBI Director Christopher Wray isn't happy that the FBI hasn't been able to get encrypted information from 6,900 mobile devices over the past 11 months
  • Facebook Messenger adds another new feature; the ability to manage your TD Ameritrade stock portfolio from the app
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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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AWT News Update: October 2, 2017

AWT News Update: October 2, 2017

Another month has passed, and we're now in October! We have a new sponsor for this month and a handful of interesting news bits for your listening pleasure:

  • Like iMessage? Try two new products from It's About Time Products made especially for your messaging pleasure -- Color Text Bubbles and WordSwipe. Find out more here!
  • Apple will announce the fourth quarter 2017 fiscal year results on November 2, 2017
  • LG has released a new version of its Mac utility for the UltraFine 4K and 5K displays
  • DJI is providing an update to its apps to prevent drones from connecting to the internet and sharing location data to servers
  • Safeway has announced that it's rolling out Apple Pay 
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AWT News Update: September 12, 2017 Special Apple Event Edition

AWT News Update: September 12, 2017 Special Apple Event Edition

Today was the long-awaited event at which we had our first look at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park, and saw a number of new and amazing products rolled out by Apple. In this special 23-minute edition of the Apple World Today News Update podcast, join Steve Sande for all of the news from today's event, including:

  • The introduction to the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park
  • The Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular
  • The Apple TV 4K
  • The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
  • The iPhone X (pronounced "iPhone Ten")
  • and more!
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AWT News Update: September 8, 2017

AWT News Update: September 8, 2017

As we head into the weekend before an Apple event next Tuesday, we have a handful of short news items to keep you entertained and up-to-date:

  • Disney is pulling streaming rights for Star Wars and Marvel titles from other services, keeping them only for the upcoming Disney streaming service
  • Siri Remotes are on backorder or out of stock in a number of countries -- could a newly-designed Siri Remote be on tap for Tuesday?
  • Spotify won't give Apple Safari users access to its Web Player
  • A group of Microsoft interns has developed a new useful Mac app for users of Office 365
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