AWT News Update: February 7, 2017

AWT News Update: February 7, 2017

We have four stories today for you, covering the gamut from slowing Twitter abuse to impressive smartphone camera modules. Let's get started:

  • Twitter begins making changes to slow abuse on the social network
  • It's the 20th anniversary of Apple acquiring NeXT Software, Inc., a pivotal decision for the development of Mac OS X
  • YouTube begins livestream broadcasts from iPhone and iPad apps...if you happen to have more than 10,000 followers
  • We look at a Sony smartphone camera module that not only features extremely high resolution, but can shoot video at up to 1,000 frames per second
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YouTube find: iPhone 7 laps the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in head-to-head speed test

YouTube find: iPhone 7 laps the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in head-to-head speed test

OK, we've got another video for you. We know that the iPhone 7 can survive a deep dunking in the cold Columbia River better than the Samsung Galaxy S7; in this video, the iPhone 7 goes head-to-head with a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in a speed test. David Rahimi of PhoneBuff has done similar tests with older iPhones, showing how the iPhone 6s nudged out the Note 7 in terms of real-life speed opening apps and performing similar tasks. 

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YouTube find: Deep water testing of iPhone 7 and Samsung Galaxy S7

YouTube find: Deep water testing of iPhone 7 and Samsung Galaxy S7

YouTube channel EverythingApplePro has made a wildly popular video (over 1.5 million views) showing just how waterproof the newest iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S phone are. The results are incredible, with both phones surpassing their IPX7 (iPhone 7) and IPX8 ratings. The two phones are put into a hole-riddled paint can, then lowered into the Columbia River for 5 minutes at various depths.

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Google releases YouTube Kids iOS app

Google releases YouTube Kids iOS app

Google today released the new YouTube Kids iOS app, providing kid-friendly videos through a bright, easy-to-use user interface. It's the official children's programming app from YouTube, with favorite content from Sesame Street, Thomas & Friends, Dreamworks, Mother Goose Club, TuTiTu, and Super Simple Songs. Kids can also search for age-appropriate content on any topic they're interested in.

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