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Jan 20, 2016

At the top of a short and sweet AWT News Update today:

  • More CarPlay-compatible cars and trucks are announced from three manufacturers
  • There's an Android kernel flaw that isn't like to be fixed on over 66% of Android devices - time to switch to iOS, folks!
Jan 19, 2016

Here's all the Apple news that didn't make it onto the website today:

  • ESPN's president says they're still in talks with Apple for a streaming service
  • The founder of a company acquired by Apple in 2012 is leaving the company after being responsible for the look and feel of the new Apple TV's software
  • Verizon announces a new free data service for businesses, one that may attract an FCC investigation
Jan 18, 2016

At the top of the news of Apple for this Monday:

  • CarPlay beats six other finalists to get Autoblog's 2016 Technology of the Year award
  • Apple's not using Swift in-house very much at this point
  • Rumors of a March/April Apple product intro event seem to be false
Jan 14, 2016

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

  • Tim Cook got a bit miffed with administration officials at a recent encryption meeting
  • Samsung's going to invest a lot of money in production of displays for iPhones
  • Another public beta came out today
  • Apple Music had a bit of annoying downtime this morning
Jan 13, 2016

Apple's rethinking the ad business and more Apple news for this Wednesday:

  • Apple's iAd sales team is reportedly getting the axe and the platform will go programmatic soon
  • iOS 9.3 beta has a plethora of 3D Touch shortcuts
  • Rumors abound that the second-generation Apple Watch will go into trial production later this month
Jan 12, 2016

Today's Apple news bits include some app announcements, crazy Wall Street analysts, and a Microsoft spokesperson just being...a Microsoft spokesperson:

  • Shares in Apple given a "Buy" rating today by one major investment firm
  • Skype is adding free group video calling to the iPhone and iPad apps soon
  • Microsoft spokesperson Dan Laycock disses the iPad Pro
  • You'll now be able to watch Periscope streams -- like the one we do most days while recording the podcast -- right in your Twitter stream
  • VLC is now in the Apple TV App Store
Jan 11, 2016

A short Apple news update for you today:

  • tvOS 9.2 beta includes some welcome new features
  • Want to know what 2016/2017 car models have CarPlay? Apple released a full list
  • Facebook might be looking at a Facebook Messenger for Mac app
  • Apple responds to rumors that they're working on an Android-to-iPhone migration app
Jan 8, 2016

On this wintry (at least in Colorado) day in January, we take a look at the following topics on the news update:

  • Apple's rumored plans to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack from future iPhones is throwing people into a tizzy
  • A lawyer attempting to sue Apple is told by a federal judge her work was done in a "manifestly incompetent manner"
  • VW didn't get to show off wireless CarPlay support at CES this week, but CarPlay still got some love
  • We'll never know, but Jony Ive may make more money than anyone at Apple
Jan 7, 2016

A short podcast today due to circumstances that were totally under our control:

  • As expected, an innovative iOS screencasting app was yanked from the App Store
  • iPhone 7 rumors are heating up
  • Our first AWT patron podcast is now available to anyone who supports the site
Jan 6, 2016

It's CES time so the news isn't all Apple...

  • The VR space heats up with announcements from Nikon and Speck
  • Things are going crazy in the wearables and connected health markets, with Fitbit getting slapped with a class action suite, Misfit announcing two new products, and Withings joining the fun with a new wearable and a connected thermometer
  • Tim Cook made a little over $10 million last year, and his executive team did even better
  • If you're a supporter of Apple World Today on Patreon or through PayPal, you'll be getting a new benefit starting tomorrow - a patron-only podcast

 

Jan 5, 2016

CES 2016 doesn't officially kick off until tomorrow, but that doesn't mean we don't have tons of news about the big technology event:

  • A CES announcement by Fitbit of its new Blaze smart fitness watch backfired, as investors sold shares and drove the price of Fitbit stock down over 18 percent today
  • Last night's Faraday Future event begs the question -- is Apple really serious about getting into the car business? If they are, they'd better get moving
  • Sources say that Apple is cutting back on production of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus citing decreased demand and robust inventories
  • Apple's data center plans are moving ahead, with permits acquired for a second facility in Reno, Nevada
Jan 4, 2016

The first AWT News Update for 2016 is short, but full of great information:

  • The 4th-Generation Apple TV can now do Siri searches for PBS and PBS Kids shows
  • One investment firm is still bullish on Apple shares despite the hammering the stock has been taking
  • Another developer beta of iOS 9.2.1 has been released
  • Here's a tip on how to clear the cache in the iOS App Store app
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