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Now displaying: 2016
May 18, 2016

In today's AWT News Update, a familiar voice may soon be on Mac, an Apple Watch rival will be trying to bring contactless payment to its product line, and former mobile phone brand giant is resurrected:

  • Siri for Mac is leaked in screenshots
  • Fitbit buys coin in hopes of adding Apple Pay-like payments to its devices
  • Microsoft sells off the Nokia feature phone division, and Foxconn and a Finnish startup hope to revive the Nokia brand.  
May 17, 2016

Today's AWT News Update brings you news from the world of Apple!

  • The iOS 9.3.2 update is bricking some iPad Pros
  • Apple's apparently hiring a number of people with expertise in wireless charging
  • Foxconn and Pegatron are hiring iPhone assembly workers earlier than usual this year
  • Free the FM!
May 16, 2016

Tweets, stores, VR, and Spaces are all in our Apple news report today:

  • Bloomberg says Twitter's not going to count photos and links in the character count
  • Apple's new Union Square flagship store in San Francisco opens on Saturday
  • The new YouTube app for iOS makes every YouTube video visible in Google Cardboard VR
  • Google releases Spaces, a new small group sharing app
May 13, 2016

Ahhh, another slow news Friday for Apple! What happened on this Friday the 13th? Lots of stuff with cars...

  • You can buy a rather expensive 9-inch CarPlay display for 2011 and newer Jeep Wranglers from Alpine
  • If you own certain models of Kia automobiles that have a built in UVO 3 infotainment system, you'll get CarPlay for free later this year
  • Apple's Wallet app may become much more useful soon, as the UK's DVLA is prototyping a digital driver's license that uses the Wallet

 

May 12, 2016

A trio of fun and/or interesting stories for the day:

  • Apple Music isn't deleting your music... but iTunes 12.3.3 might be!
  • Amazon has Echo, Apple has Siri devices, and Google's now working on a hardware device codenamed "Chirp"
  • Have old Apple devices that work? You can make a bundle selling them on eBay
May 11, 2016

iPhone 8 rumors, translator updates, a new Apple Store in a historic building, and crazy App Store statistics - they're all part of today's Apple news:

  • Apple is looking at the historic Tower Theatre in LA as the location for a new Apple Store
  • Just 1% of the monetized apps in the iOS App Store account for 94% of the revenue generated
  • Daring Fireball's John Gruber says the 2017 iPhone will look radically different
  • Google Translator can now be used to translate text offline
May 10, 2016

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

  • The iWork apps for iOS and OS X (Pages, Numbers and Keynote) were updated today
  • Canadian banks are now getting on board with Apple Pay
  • WWDC 2016 scholarship recipients are being notified
  • Apple shareholders of record as of yesterday will be paid a dividend of $0.57 per share on Thursday
  • Changes to the Apple News format for publishers bring channel art, support for older stories, and Map and Place components
May 9, 2016

A healthy dose of Apple news for you today, coming from all around the world of Apple:

  • The FCC and FTC are asking mobile carriers and smartphone/tablet manufacturers to provide info on how they handle fixes to vulnerabilities
  • The Opera Web Browser for iOS has been updated with its own free VPN
  • Periscope will soon save broadcasts indefinitely and allow drone broadcasting
  • A group of top podcasters recently met with Apple...to voice complaints
May 6, 2016

It's Friday again, with a quartet of news -- and rumor -- items from the world of Apple:

  • Clothier True Religion is rolling out Apple Watches to store sales associates
  • Now a Japanese Apple site is saying that the iPhone 7 will not have a Smart Connector, so basically they're saying nobody has any clue. We agree.
  • Streaming music services like Apple Music have become the main source of revenue for Warner Music Group
  • Tim Cook is racking up the frequent flier miles in May, with trips to China and the Netherlands planned
May 5, 2016

It's a really short News Update today...

  • Women are buying more Apple Watches for themselves
  • Tim Cook's charity auction nets $515,000 for the RFK Center
  • Microsoft OneDrive users beware! You're about to start getting charged for that 15GB of space you were getting for free
May 4, 2016

In today's Apple news -- iPhone 7 popularity, a YouTube TV service, iOS must have IPv6, and a new official Twitter Mac app:

  • The iPhone 7 is months away, but a poll shows that interest in the new phone is high
  • Another company announces an impending live TV service -- YouTube
  • Developers need to make sure by June 1, 2016 that their iOS apps support IPv6-only networking
  • Twitter ships v4.1 of its official Mac app
May 3, 2016

Tuesday brings an ominous breeze from China, new banks for Apple Pay, CarPlay to the 2016 Hyundai Sonata, and a handful of new betas.

  • Apple must share the iPhone trademark with a Chinese leather good manufacturer, of all things
  • Think things were bad for Apple in Q2? Just wait, as the Chinese smartphone market is taking a hit
  • Apple Pay is joined by Moody National Bank of Texas as well as 19 other firms, and UK gets a prepaid card option
  • Have a 2016 Hyundai Sonata? Get a CarPlay update from your dealer
  • Betas of OS X, iOS and tvOS hit the streets
May 2, 2016

A variety of news bits for today from around the world of Apple,from Cupertino to Brazil:

  • Apple has added transit directions for Rio de Janeiro to theMaps app in anticipation of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games
  • Brazil puts Facebook's WhatsApp Messenger service on hold for72 hours as punishment for having good encryption
  • Hulu is apparently moving forward on a live TV streamingservice
  • New drone footage of Apple's Campus 2 shows construction isreally moving along for the planned early 2017 opening
Apr 29, 2016

In today's AWT News Update -- Phil Schiller tries to play grammar cop!

  • There's a new VP at Apple
  • Phil Schiller steps into the middle of a grammar debate on Twitter
  • Coach will be making Apple Watch bands soon
Apr 28, 2016

A surprising amount of action on this Thursday afternoon. What we haven't covered on the site is in today's AWT News Update:

  • Carl Icahn sells all his Apple stock, and we're sad (not really)
  • AWT unveils the shiny new Deals Shop, filled with deals for you
  • The Apple Music app for Android gets an update with new features, including the ability to sign up for a Family Membership
Apr 26, 2016

Some fascinating news in the world of Apple and tech today. Have you joined Team AWT yet? It's our new subscription service for supporters, bringing benefits that casual readers and listeners don't have access to. 

  • YouTube updates its iPhone and iPad app with bigger thumbnails and a powerful deep neural network back end
  • iOS 9.3.2 beta 3 makes it to developers today
  • Nokia is buying health and fitness accessory manufacturer Withings
  • Will the iPhone 7 include Smart Connector charging?
Apr 25, 2016

We skipped the podcast last Friday -- our apologies, but there just wasn't all that much news about Apple! Today we have a bit more:

  • Bid for lunch and an Apple Event with Apple CEO Tim Cook!
  • Apple supplier Pegatron is in hot water again with China Labor Watch
  • Rapper Drake and Apple Music -- working together
  • Those who won the chance to attend WWDC will find out by the end of today
Apr 21, 2016

Today's indirect Apple news is brought to you by the FBI, Griffin Technology, and Walmart... You'll know what we mean by indirect when you listen to the stories we have for you today.

  • That worthless FBI iPhone hack cost a lot of money...
  • Griffin's coming out with a new accessory on Monday that owners of the 12-inch MacBook will appreciate
  • Walmart updates its app to make contactless payments, but doesn't have all the necessary pieces in place to make it work
Apr 20, 2016

Today's news is accompanied by a healthy seasoning of rumors, which always makes for interesting conjecture about future Apple products:

  • New developer betas for all four Apple operating systems were released today
  • Apple, Daimler and BMW are apparently not collaborating on the mythical Project Titan electric car
  • Samsung is working on supplying Apple with NAND flash memory for the first time since 2012
  • The addition of powerful AMD Polaris Architecture GPU chips to upcoming Macs may make the Mac platform acceptable to Oculus Rift
Apr 19, 2016

Here's your daily dose of fresh news from the world of Apple:

  • Apple testifies in front of Congress about encryption
  • Intel, which makes processors for Macs, will lay off 11% of its workforce
  • Pinterest updates its iOS app with a little help from the original Mac icon designer
  • Apple Pay expands to its sixth country and adds more US banks and credit unions
  • Picking up a new MacBook tomorrow? There's an update for it already
Apr 18, 2016

A short update today with news from the world of Apple:

  • Apple has disabled code signing with iOS 9.3 firmware, meaning that downgrades from 9.3.1 to 9.3 are no longer possible.
  • Seattle is the latest beneficiary of Apple Maps transit directions
  • A really impressive "smart band" for Apple Watch won't ship since Apple disabled functionality with watchOS 2.0.1
Apr 15, 2016

We're ending the week with news from around the world, all about our favorite tech company:

  • Intel's rumored to be on the verge of layoffs in the near future, and we speculate if it's time for Apple to start using its own chip designs in future Macs
  • Apple starts Earth Day celebrations a week early with a green leaf on the logo and retail employees in green t-shirts
  • iPhone 6s and 6s Plus sales are reportedly "sluggish" and rumors even say that Apple might release the iPhone 7 earlier than scheduled to revive sales
  • A fun rumor and some speculation about the fate of the MacBook line
Apr 14, 2016

Some of today's top Apple news stories, all delivered to your ears (and eyes if you're checking us out online) in less than 4 minutes:

  • Apple hires a political insider to run it's DC lobbying headquarters
  • The usually incorrect Digitimes says that Apple has signed component orders for a second-generation Apple Watch
  • Apple's Siri Remote can now search CBS content
  • WebRTC will soon be included in Apple's Safari web browser, making a huge variety of video and audio sharing capabilities as easy as opening a web page

 

Apr 13, 2016

News of some possible Apple Car details coming tomorrow:

  • Motor Trend says they'll have a report on the Apple Car tomorrow
  • The House is moving forward on the Email Privacy Act, which is designed to require a warrant for law enforcement agencies to get their hands on old emails and other communications
  • New York's MTA will accept proposals in June for a new contactless payment system, but will it accept Apple Pay?
  • Logitech buys Jaybird for its wireless audio wearables
Apr 12, 2016

We're just dripping news all over the place here:

  • Apple World Today and MyApple.pl are happy to announce the latest issue of MyApple Magazine and our new iOS app.
  • Gene Munster surveys teens, finds out they like iPhones even more than they used to
  • Coming in the near future: Facebook Messenger bots and even more live video
  • Smile decides to give past TextExpander customers a break on pricing
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