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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)
Jun 11, 2015

At the top of the virtual headlines today:

  • The 5th Avenue Apple Store in NYC will be undergoing a renovation soon
  • A new Apple Store in the Upper East Side will open this Saturday
  • Foxconn wants to build an iPhone plant in India
  • ReplayKit will make it easier for users to record gameplay for sharing
  • The iPod disappears from the top menu of Apple's website
Jun 10, 2015

Someone broke the Apple news machine today... so it's a short AWT News Update:

  • An iOS 9 code investigation shows that future iPhones may have very high resolution FaceTime cameras
  • T-Mobile adds continuity support for iOS 9, so you can receive phone calls on a Mac or PC even if you've left your iPhone at home
  • ResearchKit gets an update, now supports iPad
Jun 9, 2015

Another day, another AWT News Update. Today we look at some Watch stats and apps, an acquisition, a CarPlay story, and discuss whether or not every song in the world will really be available on Apple Music.

  • Thanks to Marketcircle, our sponsor this week!
  • The Apple Watch now has over 6,350 apps available
  • eBay delivers an Apple Watch app
  • 2016 Cadillacs are coming with CarPlay compatibility
  • Incipio acquires ClamCase
  • Guess who's missing from the Apple Music service?
Jun 8, 2015

WWDC 2015 Special Edition... with not enough time to talk about everything even though this is the longest AWT News Update in history!

  • The Platforms State of the Union livestream is going on right now, with a lot more detail about what we heard this morning...
  • iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan will be released this fall. Developer betas are available now.
  • Apple merged the OS X and iOS developer programs and added in watchOS, all available now for a single $99 annual membership
  • Apple Watch will be getting native apps this fall
  • Apple Music launches on June 30, 2015 for $9.99 per month or $14.99 for up to 6 people per household. It includes Beats 1, a music/music culture radio station.
  • Siri gets a chance to help you with your music trivia

 

Jun 5, 2015

The lull before the storm of Apple news on Monday... here's what happened on National Doughnut Day:

  • Financial Times reports that Apple's new streaming music service will be called "Apple Music"
  • comScore shows that Apple increased its market share lead in the US capturing 43.1% of smartphone sales
  • The Cupertino Cops are playing hardball with AltConf
  • AWT will hold a Google Hangout on Monday to discuss the announcements made during the keynote
Jun 3, 2015

Updates and a ransom note. That's what you'll find on the AWT News Update today:

  • Skype gets a bug fix
  • Fantastical 2 has an Apple Watch companion that's pretty cool
  • Google Drive iOS app gets a clean new look and some new features
  • Showtime will have a streaming subscription program available soon
  • The Cleveland Indians bullpen issues a ransom note asking infielder Brandon Moss for a pile of Apple gear
Jun 2, 2015

A slow news day, but still enough for almost five minutes of Apple news straight to your ears:

  • Apple confirms that it will be livestreaming the WWDC 2015 Keynote, and Apple World Today confirms that it will be doing a Google Hangout during the event
  • Wunderlist developer 6Wunderkinder is acquired by none other than Microsoft
  • Apple has a new series of short ads highlighting the capabilities of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus camera
  • Remember Liquidmetal? Apple won a patent on a new manufacturing technique that uses bulk metallic glasses

 

Jun 1, 2015

After an inadvertent 3-day weekend, the AWT News Update is back with all of the Apple News you need to know:

  • A security researcher is reporting a vulnerability in Mac firmware that could result in rootkit malware infections
  • The Typo keyboard case for iPhone touted by Ryan Seacrest won't be available, thanks to the results of a second lawsuit by BlackBerry
  • Chase Bank embraces Touch ID for its mobile app
  • Apple is sweetening the pot during June for folks who want to trade in an older iPhone for credit
  • The Wall Street Journal confirms that Apple will launch its new music service at WWDC next week
May 28, 2015

Today in the world of Apple...

  • Apple may announce a reward system for frequent Apple Pay purchases
  • Augmented Reality company Metaio was acquired by Apple... and the world is just finding out about it
  • Two more Apple Stores are set to open in New York, one in a few weeks, one later this year
  • Guess what company will be the world's biggest Mac-supporting company soon? IBM
May 27, 2015

Whole lotta Apple news goin' on today:

  • The Apple Store App partners with Postmates to provide same-day delivery in a number of US cities
  • Jawbone is suing Fitbit for "systematically plundering" confidential info
  • GM CEO Mary Barra announces that 14 different 2016 Chevrolet car models will come with Apple's CarPlay built in
  • OWC announces a huge 8TB hard disk upgrade for iMac
  • Apple may be considering "Proactive", a more Google Now-like service using Siri and built-in/third-party apps to create a super-Spotlight search
  • Canada's CRTC wins an award for its "Text with 9-1-1" service
May 26, 2015

We hope you had a nice Memorial Day (US) or Bank Holiday (UK) weekend. Here are some top stories for this Tuesday:

  • Facebook adds restaurant reviews written by professional food critics to mobile Facebook Pages for thousands of restaurants
  • The Apple facility in Mesa, AZ caught on fire today... but all damage seems to be to the roof
  • Marriott has an Apple Watch app for check-ins and more
  • iOS 9 may include transit service routes and navigation in the Maps app
  • A new Mac game offers auto racing for blind and low-vision users
May 22, 2015

After missing a day yesterday, the AWT News Update is back with some fun and informative news about the world of Apple... and its competitors:

  • Anker announces a number of adapters and cables for the new USB-C standard
  • Samsung's flagship Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge phones aren't selling well
  • Researchers at Cambridge University find big problems with security on Android phones
  • Apple Watch sales cool a bit after a hot launch

 

 

May 20, 2015

It's hump day, and there's some interesting Apple news to bring you on today's AWT News Update:

  • Apple is rumored to be moving to a new system font -- San Francisco -- for iOS 9 and OS X 10.11
  • An Apple-backed group presses the US Senate to pass the USA Freedom Act and halt NSA phone surveillance
  • Pebble may be having financial issues and slow growth...
  • The Apple Watch will be used as a support tool for breast cancer patients
  • An Indiegogo campaign seeks to give those who use speech synthesizers a unique vocal identity
May 19, 2015

Today the news is all over the map... literally and figuratively:

  • Apple Pay picks up more than 30 new participating card issuers from across the USA
  • Watch OS 1.0.1 is rolled out, bringing fixes and performance improvements to Apple Watch
  • Wall Street analyst Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray issues a note about the demise of his beloved Apple-branded television
  • Dutch company TomTom renews its licensing agreement with Apple for mapping data
  • Mesa, Arizona will see more Apple employees than originally anticipated
May 18, 2015

Monday blues got ya down? We've got all sorts of good Apple news to cheer you up and bring a smile back to your face:

  • Carl Icahn issues a missive on Apple and the stock rises
  • Sprint will deliver a new smartphone to your home and set it up for you with a new service
  • There's a SoundCloud Apple Watch companion app. Contain your excitement...
  • TwelveSouth is shipping its charging stand, the $49.99 HiRise for Apple Watch
  • Audible adds CarPlay support to its app, and Mercedes-Benz will have a Watch companion app available by this fall
May 15, 2015

Happy Friday, everyone! Today's Apple news runs the gamut (or should we say "Gamet"?) from grocery stores to vintage products, and everywhere in between:

  • Trader Joe's is adding Apple Pay support soon
  • Sprint adds another seven countries to its free data roaming plan, bringing the total to 22
  • Apple is set to make a bunch of old product obsolete on June 9
  • Oculus says they're putting development of the Mac and Linux versions of the Rift Virtual Reality Headset on hold for a while
May 14, 2015

Today's Apple World Today News Update includes accessibility editor Alex Jurgensen's Think Different Thursday report, providing instruction on how to use Apple's VoiceOver technology to provide an audible caller ID for your iPhone. Our other news includes:

  • Word on how IT professionals can get a $200 discount from Apple World Today on registration for the MacIT Conference
  • An Apple Store in Monterey, CA was evacuated after a package made some people ill
  • Fortune's report that HomeKit was going to be delayed has been refuted by Apple
  • UBS thinks Apple could seel more than 51 million iPhones in the quarter ending June 30, 2015

 

May 13, 2015

The world of Apple today -- poaching, electric cars, and churches!

  • Tesla grabs an Apple recruiting director to be its new VP of Global Recruiting
  • Apple and car battery manufacturer A123 Systems near a settlement on their employee poaching lawsuit
  • The FTC makes comments in support of Tesla's direct-to-customer sales model, which Apple could use to sell a future electric vehicle
  • The Archdiocese of San Francisco partners with Evergive to make tithing as easy as using an app
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