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Now displaying: August, 2015
Aug 31, 2015

Short and sweet news blast from the AWT News Update:

  • Android Wear smartwatches are now compatible with iPhones... at least ONE, that is
  • OS X El Capitan beta version 8 ships to developers (and public beta version 6 goes to the rest of the beta testers)
  • Apple Camp will now become a year-round educational fun spot for kids
  • The University of Oklahoma becomes the first university to go campus-wide with Apple Pay
Aug 27, 2015

Today's news is right here, for your listening or reading pleasure:

  • Apple officially sent out those invitations for the September 9 iPhone event, and there's going to be a huge new audience to watch what transpires...
  • Instagram goes wide, Square gets an appointment app, and Workflow grabs notifications and syncing.

 

Aug 26, 2015

Here are some of the top stories from the world of Apple today:

  • Third-party Apple Watch accessories are starting to appear in Apple Stores
  • The first promotional poster for the upcoming movie Steve Jobs is out. Steve might approve...
  • A patent troll gets slapped down for trying lawsuits over older technology in new products
  • Pocket gets an upgrade and recommendations
Aug 25, 2015

A bit of a slow news day for Apple today... which is why we look at competing products:

  • Neil Young's Pono Player and high-quality audio seems to have a lack of resources for expansion
  • LOLZ - Samsung Galaxy Note 5 users can insert the "S pen" the wrong way and break their devices
  • Wristly finds some interesting -- and odd -- things about Apple Watch owners
  • IDC thinks a low cost iPhone 6C is a bad idea in a slowing smartphone market
Aug 24, 2015

What a crazy day for the stock markets around the world, with Apple getting pummeled and then recovering. There's more to that story, as you'll find out:

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook may have violated market "Fair Disclosure" regulations by sending a reassuring email to Jim Cramer this morning
  • A fuel cell for your iPhone? It may happen sooner than you think
  • Some iPhone 6 Plus cameras are taking blurry photos; if your phone is in the proper serial number range and exhibiting the symptoms, you can get it replaced at no charge
  • Big changes in store for the Apple Store
Aug 21, 2015

For a Friday, it's quite a busy Apple news day:

  • Apple hires a former senior engineer from Tesla Motors who was working on that company's autonomous vehicle firmware
  • Hip-hopper and Apple Beats executive Dr. Dre apologizes for his mistreatment of women during the 1990s
  • Samsung wants you to try one of its new phones for 30 days for a buck

 

Aug 20, 2015

Today was a rather slow news day, but here's what we dug around and found for you!

  • Yahoo updated the Yahoo Weather app for iOS to provide near-term rain and snow alerts
  • Swatch gets a Swiss Trademark for "one more thing". Jerks
  • And a Think Different Thursday accessibility update from Alex Jurgensen, this week covering "LED flash for alerts"
Aug 19, 2015

In today's top Apple news stories:

  • Major League Baseball coaches and team personnel can wear Apple Watches in the dugout
  • Wired has a cool idea for secure communications - use an iPod touch
  • Apple will avoid "Bendgate" with future iPhones by using a new aluminum alloy
Aug 18, 2015

Today on this special quick episode of the AWT News Update:

  • Google intros a nice looking and fast wireless router for the home
  • Paper for iPhone will be coming soon, according to developer FiftyThree
  • Fifth public beta of OS X El Capitan is available
  • Apple Pay has added 18 more banks and credit unions in the USA
Aug 17, 2015

In today's Apple news:

  • Sprint offers its customers "iPhone Forever" plan
  • Australian banks aren't too excited about Apple Pay
  • Wall Street sees a new Apple TV as a competitor in the gaming console market
  • A TidBITS tip shows how to get into "Field Test Mode" on an iPhone

 

Aug 14, 2015

Lots of Apple news this fine Friday afternoon. Heading into the weekend, we report about:

  • Apple's looking for a secure location to test its self-driving car
  • Samsung loses an appeal in a patent infringement lawsuit to Apple
  • Apple Watch bands are now available for those with large wrists
  • Siri saves a life
  • ...and an accessibility update!
Aug 13, 2015

Just a pair of quick stories today, but you can get all of the rest of the news on AppleWorld.Today any time!

  • Gene Munster's back with a possible maybe perhaps rumor about a new Apple product being announced in September
  • Want to pre-order an iPhone 6s or whatever it may be called? You can do it if you're a Deutsche Telekom customer!

 

Aug 12, 2015

Spanning the globe to bring you the constant variety of Apple news... the thrill of new product introduction... and the agony of share price declines... the human drama of technological innovation... This is AWT's News Update!

  • Microsoft is at it again, this time releasing a new version of Remote Desktop for Mac
  • 20 more Apple Maps Flyover locations!
  • Chicago is getting a glass cube Apple Store on the Miracle Mile
  • Twitter opens DMs to 10,000 characters
Aug 11, 2015

It's raining again in the high desert plains near Denver, but that didn't keep us from recording today's Apple World Today News Update:

  • Salesforce is taking wearables very seriously, outing 20 new Watch apps and providing details on five of them
  • Some iOS 9 beta testers are beginning to see Wi-Fi Calling appear on their AT&T phones
  • The devaluation of the Chinese currency today had a negative effect on shares of Apple
  • Fiksu is starting to see signs of two new iPhones, not three...
Aug 10, 2015

Stormy weather hit the Colorado office of AWT today, and while it was raining cats, dogs, and buffalo, some other hot news items were taking place:

  • Google now has a parent company, Alphabet. 
  • Amex corporate cards are now usable under Apple Pay
  • Did you buy MacKeeper at some point? You'll be eligible for a refund thanks to a settlement in a class action lawsuit.
  • Force Touch is apparently a feature on the upcoming (and rumored) iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. 
Aug 7, 2015

Another slow news day in the Apple world, but that means it's OK for all of you to go out and get a beer, then listen to the AWT News Update podcast:

  • Apple is expected to release new iPhones and the new Apple TV on September 9
  • Verizon drops subsidies, and also releases some data plans to go along with that announcement
  • comScore says the iPhone grabbed 1.5 percent more marketshare in the US in the June quarter
Aug 6, 2015

On this wonderful, warm day in the Northern Hemisphere, there's a bit of news about our favorite fruit company -- Apple:

  • Apple Music has 11 million trial customers after five weeks
  • An opera about the life of Steve Jobs is scheduled to debut in 2017
  • iPhone market share is growing just about everywhere, except for the USA
  • Microsoft Translator is available for iPhone and Apple Watch
Aug 5, 2015

A lot of Apple news for our listeners and readers today:

  • Apple Watch helps a Virginia man get needed heart surgery and get out of the hospital fast
  • Get yourself to your local Pei Wei restaurant, as they've just started accepting Apple Pay. Booyah!
  • Don't be surprised if you walk into a Target store soon and have your iPhone start notifying you about deals
  • After a ten-year absence, Chronos StickyBrain for Mac is back
Aug 4, 2015

Some entertaining and informative Apple news for you this afternoon:

  • You can now use an Apple Watch to unlock a door equipped with the August Smart Lock
  • Australia's Telstra announced that anyone signing up for a new Go Mobile plan will get a one-year Apple Music subscription for free
  • Even more banks and credit unions have jumped on the Apple Pay bandwagon, bringing the US total to over 400
  • Happy Birthday to Readdle!
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