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The AWT News Update brings you Apple-related news that you may not read about on the Apple World Today website. Updated M-F (except on US holidays), we'll keep you on top of the news in five minutes or less!
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Now displaying: July, 2015
Jul 30, 2015

We have an extra goodie in the AWT News Update today. Not only do you have today's news, but Apple World Today accessibility editor Alex Jurgensen provided us with a tip for Think Different Thursday:

  • Apple is leasing space in San Francisco's SoMa neighborhood
  • The "Spaceship" headquarters building being constructed in Cupertino right now will have a visitor's center
  • USB Type-C is on its way to being more widely accepted
  • Think Different Thursday: Mono Audio

 

Jul 29, 2015

A very slow news day in the world of Apple, but we brought it to you anyway!

  • If you own any MacBook made in 2015 and use Boot Camp, there's a FaceTime Camera Driver Update for you
  • Fantastical 2 for iPhone gets an update today!
  • Running the public beta of OS X El Capitan? The third public beta is available. Woo-hoo!

 

Jul 27, 2015

Today, we go around the world with Apple World Today. News stories from all over the globe include:

  • Google+ profiles won't be linked to other Google products in the future
  • Apple Watches will soon be available at Best Buy
  • Apple is adding 500 authorized resellers in India
  • France and Sweden -- or at least major cities in the countries -- get visited by the Apple Maps vans starting on Saturday
  • An iPhone counterfeiting factory in Beijing has been shut down
  • eBay will be trimming the number of iOS apps it has
Jul 24, 2015

There's a lot of good news for Apple fans on this summery Friday afternoon:

  • Apple Pay begins its second year as an iPhone/Watch/iPad-based payment system
  • Apple's 10-Q holds some interesting data for those thinking about the next-generation iPhone
  • Pandora hasn't been affected at all by the launch of Apple Music
  • Intel's Skylake architecture could make upcoming Macs much faster and more efficient
Jul 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 ads 35 more US banks and credit unions to Apple Pay
Jul 21, 2015

Today's news is all Apple earnings. As a result, we suggest that you listen for the details, then check out our previous post for more of the same. It's all fascinating!

Apple does it again: Record 3rd quarter results

Jul 20, 2015

On this day in 1969, mankind first walked on the Moon as two the Apollo 11 astronauts -- Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin -- stepped outside of the lunar module "Eagle". On this day in 2015, here's what happenend in the world of Apple:

  • The National Football League announced a new domestic Game Pass service compatible with Apple TV
  • MTV announced that it will reveal the nominees for the 2015 Video Music Awards on Apple's Beats 1 radio station tomorrow at 7 AM PT/10 AM ET
  • Apple World Today will be liveblogging the Apple 3Q 2015 earnings call. You can listen to the call yourself at http://www.apple.com/quicktime/qtv/earningsq315 but you'll have to visit Apple World Today for our commentary
  • Apple's leasing about 30,000 square feet of office space in Seattle
Jul 17, 2015

For this Friday, some Apple news that you need to know:

  • iPhone processor manufacturer TSMC says its power-efficient 10-nanometer process is on track for mass production of processors in 2017
  • A number of popular iOS apps have a password vulnerability
  • It's confirmed; your iPod nano and shuffle won't work with Apple Music
Jul 16, 2015

What's in the news today?

  • e-SIMS
  • A class action lawsuit against Apple by disgruntled California Apple Store employees
  • The latest accessory for your iPod touch: a spinal cord stimulation trial system
  • Misfit's Flash and Flash Link put the cheap in activity tracking
Jul 15, 2015

Even on this slow news day for Apple, there's plenty to hear about:

  • The new iPod touch brings 6x better performance than its predecessor, as well as new colors and capacities
  • Apple Watch will show up in New Zealand on July 31
  • A Hulu intern makes a cool Apple Watch app
  • I hope Neil Young will remember, Apple Music don't need him around anyhow
Jul 14, 2015

Today's Apple news in less than five minutes; that's the AWT News Update!

  • Betas of OS X Yosemite, iOS 8.4 appear in the Apple Developer Center
  • Apple's being sued by an Irish firm over its alleged misuse of the "iWatch" trademark in the EU
  • The New York Post says negotiations are moving along nicely now for Apple's planned streaming TV service.
Jul 13, 2015

Here's what's new in the world of Apple today:

  • Apple's giving Greek iCloud users a free month of service
  • Rumors abound about the 12.9-inch iPad Pro
  • ResearchKit is finding a home in big pharmaceutical companies
  • British man arrested for plugging an iPhone in for a charge... on a train.
Jul 10, 2015

What's news? Not much this Friday, but enough to record another episode of the AWT News Update:

  • The iPod line may get a much-needed refresh next Tuesday
  • Apple released a supplemental update to OS X El Capitan Beta 3 today
  • Apple Pay will be a star of the 2015 MLB All-Star Game and FanFest
  • The fruit company is leasing a huge space in San Jose, CA for unknown purposes
  • Samsung may move up its launch of the Galaxy Note 5 phablet to avoid being overshadowed by Apple's expected release of an iPhone 6s in September
Jul 9, 2015

Yeah, I'm finally back from that long, long vacation cruise. And that means one very important thing -- the AWT News Update is back. Today's news includes:

  • News about the iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan Public Betas, which you can download and try
  • An update to the Facebook iOS app that should make using the social network a lot less annoying
  • New features in iOS 9 beta 3 that will make bloggers and selfie fans very happy
  • And I give my unsolicited opinion of the iOS 9 News app (it's not that great right now)
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