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Oct 5, 2015

A short AWT News Update today on a slow October news day...

  • Evernote, once a darling of tech investors everywhere, is apparently having issues with finances
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook tells BuzzFeed a universal search API for Apple TV is on the way
Oct 2, 2015

Just a short podcast today with three news stories for your Apple fix:

  • Apple purchases VocalIQ, a company that's been working on a conversational man-machine voice interface API
  • iCloud Data Centers are being expanded around the globe to hold your photos, videos, and other data
  • The Apple Watch is coming to five European countries next Friday, and two countries in South America the following week.
Oct 1, 2015

All sorts of news from all over the place today:

  • Apple might be thinking about wireless earphones, as hinted by some poorly hidden trademark filings
  • Amazon is apparently dropping Apple TV and Google Chromecast from its store and any marketplace sellers
  • We bid a fond adieu to Disk Utility's "Repair Disk Permissions" command
Sep 30, 2015

Whew, we almost didn't get this podcast out today thanks to an incompatibility with some software. But we did, and the news is:

  • Software updates come hard and fast from Apple today
  • iFixit gets its hands slapped and the keys to the car taken away
  • iFixit also found out that the iPhone 6s isn't waterproof, but it's certainly more water resistant
  • Several third-party apps get the El Capitan treatment
Sep 29, 2015

OS X El Capitan's coming tomorrow - are you ready to upgrade?

  • Make sure you get a good full backup or Time Machine backup of your favorite Mac tonight
  • Google Maps comes to Apple Watch
  • Pixar gets hands-on with the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil
  • Apple Pay may end up in Great White North in October
Sep 28, 2015

iPads in baseball, cameras, and India all make it into this Monday's AWT News Update:

  • MLB gives managers the green light to take iPads into the dugout during games
  • Camera+ co-founder and pro photographer Lisa Bettany compares every iPhone camera since the first
  • GoPro has a new model out that is almost affordable for everyone
  • Tim Cook meets with the Indian Prime Minister
Sep 25, 2015

Today's the day! The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus made it into the hands of millions of eager Apple fans -- and one robot -- today. 

  • Academy Award-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin took offense to Tim Cook saying that filmmakers are "opportunistic" when making movies about Steve Jobs
  • iOS 9 is now officially on more iOS devices than iOS 8
  • The Palo Alto Apple Store is the site of perhaps the first robotic purchase of an iPhone
Sep 24, 2015

It's iPhone 6s Eve, and all around the world people are happily awaiting the arrival of the latest iPhones. We have other news, too:

  • Crystal ad blocker may not be blocking all ads...
  • The USA is ranked 55th in terms of 4G LTE performance
  • An Australian woman has a telepresence robot holding her place in line at the flagship Sydney Apple Store
Sep 23, 2015

A look at some apps, some localization fun, and a bad move on the part of Microsoft in today's news:

  • Apple starts notification of iPhone 6s shipments, days after the info has been available on the UPS website
  • iOS 9 includes at least one fun localization
  • Push Popcorn updates Records -- a "lite database" app for OS X -- to version 1.1
  • Want to make sure you don't go over your data limit? There's a Watch app for that
  • Microsoft makes a really dumb move
Sep 22, 2015

Just three little stories for this last day of summer:

  • Haven't received a shipping notice from Apple about your iPhone 6s/6s Plus? Don't fret, there's a way to check where it is without a tracking number.
  • An indie developer tells you how to wear your Apple Watch almost 24/7
  • The high school senior who owes his life to his Apple Watch gets a call from Tim Cook
Sep 21, 2015

It's Monday, and not only did we get an Apple Watch update, but a lot of news, too:

  • The Apple Car project has apparently been green-lighted for a 2019 debut
  • Use your iPhone as a radar gun? Check out this Kickstarter project
  • Sports Illustrated photographer gets a chance to use the new iPhone 6s Plus at a baseball game
  • Unless you've already reserved an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus for pickup, you're probably not going to get one this Friday.
Sep 18, 2015

A short news update for a rushed Friday afternoon:

  • Developer Marco Arment pulls his Peace ad blocker from the App Store
  • The Apple Watch heart monitor has saved another life
  • A pro fashion photographer gives the iPhone 6s Plus camera rave reviews
Sep 17, 2015

Lots of fun little news items on today's podcast:

  • Honda announces that the 2016 Civic will come with CarPlay support
  • Microsoft's CEO does a demo with an iPhone
  • Apple - we need your help!
  • OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 beta is released to developers
  • Samsung got its hand slapped again in an appeals court, once again over that same old case that's been going on since I was a little boy
Sep 16, 2015

iOS 9 launch day didn't go off without a hitch, but things smoothed out quickly and there's a lot of Apple News as a result:

  • watchOS 2 release is delayed due to "bugs"
  • AT&T customers who were lucky enough to keep their grandfathered "unlimited" data plans now have a higher data cap
  • Apple released its first Android app today
  • 1Password gets a shiny new update
  • iMovie for iOS now handles 4K video
Sep 15, 2015

It's iOS 9 Eve (not to mention watchOS 2 Eve), and lots of developers are busy getting their updates in ahead of the official launches tomorrow. Here's what we have for the news today:

  • iOS 9 will show up tomorrow, but you might want to hold back just a little while before upgrading
  • Lots of iOS 9 and watchOS 2 app upgrades are available today
  • Tim Cook chats a bit with John Paczkowski at Buzzfeed about... a lot of things
  • CBS is planning to launch its All Access service for the new Apple TV
Sep 14, 2015

Maybe everyone was sleepy after staying up early Saturday morning to order a new iPhone, but it was a slow news day. Today we cover:

  • Apple is expecting to break sales records for iPhone sales on an opening weekend
  • How to prepare for the iOS 9 update on Wednesday
  • Kardashians. Need we say more?
  • HopStop transit mapping service to stop
Sep 11, 2015

A little bit of news for our listeners and viewers on this lovely late summer Friday afternoon:

  • Apple begins taking pre-orders for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus tomorrow morning at 12:01 AM PT/3:01 AM ET. Order early and often!
  • Activision announces three titles for the new Apple TV
  • Hey Siri is going to require a bit more training under iOS 9
  • What happens in Russia, stays in Russia... especially if it's on iCloud
Sep 10, 2015

The aftermath of yesterday's amazing Apple Event continues:

  • How much storage will that 4K video you're shooting on the iPhone 6s take up? We tell you
  • There are some nice bonuses to having the M9 motion coprocessor built into the A9 system on a chip in the iPhone 6s series
  • A really great game controller for your new Apple TV will be coming out in October
  • FiftyThree updates the popular -- and free -- Paper app
Sep 9, 2015

Today's AWT News Update covers all of the announcements made at today's "Hey, Siri" event, including:

  • watchOS 2 ship date and availability of new Apple Watch styles
  • Introduction of the iPad Pro, Smart Keyboard, and Apple Pencil
  • Apple TV Introduction, with tvOS and apps
  • iPhone 6s and 6s Plus announcement, with 3D Touch, 12 MP iSight camera, and much more
Sep 8, 2015

A big event tomorrow, and a lot of news today. Be sure to give a big thank you to this month's sponsor, MacPaw

  • We have the URL for tomorrow's event livestream, and tell you how you can be part of a livestream and chat room with the Apple World Today team
  • A Periscope app for Apple TV is in the works from Twitter
  • The first reviews of the Aaron Sorkin-scripted movie Steve Jobs are in, and they're positively glowing
  • A Texas newspaper featured photos and more about the big Apple US Operations center in Austin, Texas
Sep 4, 2015

A short news update before we head into the long US Labor Day weekend:

  • The documentary Steve Jobs: Man in the Machine opens in a limited run and online
  • A Fresno State student was uninjured after an armed robber shot him... and hit his iPhone
  • A new Apple Store is set to open in Brussels, Belgium on September 19
  • No AWT News Update on Monday
Sep 3, 2015

Movies, rumors, rumors and rumors. Oh, yeah, and iTunes and Apple Music need work. That's all in today's AWT News Update:

  • "Steve Jobs" will premiere this weekend at the Telluride Film Festival
  • An iTunes international VP admits that iTunes and Apple Music need fixing
  • Philips has a HomeKit-compatible Hue Bridge coming out
  • Might be a 21.5-inch Retina display iMac coming in October, coinciding with the release of OS X El Capitan
  • Apple's sold over a million Apple Watches in China alone, and more...
Sep 2, 2015

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  • About fifty publishing partners are expected to be part of Apple's News app at launch
  • A certain rumor site is saying that the iPad Pro will be announced at Wednesday's Apple event
  • Case manufacturers are beginning to send out info on iPhone 6s/6s Plus cases, which means the devices might be just a bit larger than their predecessors
  • New Apple Watch Sport Band colors are expected to be announced soon
  • CBS Sports will stream Super Bowl 50 (excuse me, Super Bowl L) on Apple TV

 

Sep 1, 2015

The first day of September brings a request from Apple World Today as well as some fun stories for today:

  • A next generation Apple Store is coming to Memphis... and hopefully a city near you
  • GoPro updated its official app today with new editing and sharing capabilities
  • iPads are the tour guides at the One World Trrade Center Observatory
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
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