AWT News Update: October 16, 2017

AWT News Update: October 16, 2017

Happy Monday! We have just a few stories for you today, but you'll find them all quite interesting...

  • Design a new home or a home improvement with BeLight Software's Live Home 3D, this week's AWT sponsor. 
  • iPod co-creator Tony Fadell is suing Android co-creator Andy Rubin, saying that he stole trade secrets
  • Another manufacturer joins the HomeKit parade, with Sylvania adding a soft white LED smartbulb and an LED flex strip
  • Ireland gains Apple Maps transit instructions
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Apple Maps ajoute les itinéraires de transport en commun à Paris

Apple Maps ajoute les itinéraires de transport en commun à Paris

It's not April 1st, but we thought it would be fun to use a headline in French for this story. Apple Maps has added transit directions for Paris, France. The apps -- for both iOS and macOS -- gained the public transit info this weekend, including both the city's Metro subway and above-ground train lines like the RER and Transilien networks. 

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AWT News Update: February 17, 2016

AWT News Update: February 17, 2016

A refreshing change from earlier this week, with a lot more interesting news items from the world of Apple:

  • The US Government files suit against counterfeiters who brought fake Apple and Samsung products into the country
  • Twitter adds just what you needed to its official app: a GIF button
  • Two organizations join up to move ahead with universal acceptance of NFC payments (including Apple Pay) to pay for fares on public transportation
  • Apple's doing a great job of recycling old iPhones
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