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Mar 24, 2015

Today's news in the world of Apple:

  • iOS 8.3 will introduce one new setting to make life easier when downloading free apps from the App Store
  • Ten One Design updated its Inklet OS X app to allow pressure sensitive drawing on the new MacBook Pro's Force Touch trackpad without the need for a special stylus
  • Three new channels have been added to Apple TV
  • Facebook rolls out a new feature called On This Day
  • The new biography "Becoming Steve Jobs" appears in bookstores
Mar 23, 2015

It's a veritable potpourri of Apple news today:

  • Square opens up its Square Cash payment service to businesses today, providing iOS and Mac users with yet another way to pay for goods and services from their devices
  • Apple is making free Apple Pay decal kits available to merchants
  • A 12-year-old Boulder, Colorado girl is in custody after attempting to poison her mother for taking her iPhone away
  • A "quadruple witching hour" was behind last Friday's perplexing drop in Apple's share price

 

Mar 20, 2015

Happy first day of spring! Some of our Apple news stories for today:

  • Apple may announce a new version of Apple TV this June, featuring Siri voice control, the ability to be used as a home automation hub, more storage and a more powerful A8 system on a chip. 
  • Apple Stores are considering a way to let customers try out in-ear headphones without fear of sanitation issues.
  • Those newly upgraded MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro models will no longer run Windows 7 under Boot Camp.
  • Apple shares close down 1.25% after an initial morning rise on positive Apple TV news from Morgan Stanley.
Mar 19, 2015

A few tidbits of Apple-related news for your Thursday:

A number of airlines are preparing Apple Watch apps to provide owners of the new device with pre and post flight information as well as flight status during their trips. 

An update is available for iPhoto, perparing the way for migration of iPhoto libraries to the new Photos app when it launches later this spring.

Antivirus and antimalware apps appear to be disappearing from the iOS App Store, and that's a good thing.

Apple replaced AT&T as part of the Dow Jones Industrial Average today.

 

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Mar 18, 2015

Today on the AWT News Update:

  • Under the terms of an agreement Comcast made when it took over NBCUniversal in 2011, it might be forced to cut an agreement to offer NBCUniversal content on Apple's proposed streaming video subscription service.
  • Baird Equity Research believes that Apple could add another $30 billion in annual revenue to its bottom line by disrupting the cable industry with a streaming service.
  • Cult of Mac reports that website hijacking appears to be disrupting iOS 8 users, with JavaScript-based ads launching App Store pages without permission.
  • Find out how you'll be able to try out an Apple Watch at Apple Stores on April 10th.

 

Mar 17, 2015

By faith and begorrah, it's St. Patrick's Day, so grab a green beer and listen in on your friendly leprechaun Steve O'Sande who is bringing you the Apple news o' the day.

  • According to the Wall Street Journal and New York Times, it appears that Apple will finally offer a streaming TV service later this year, making it easier and more affordable for people to cut the cable subscriptions.
  • The Facebook Messenger app for iOS is rolling out a new feature that lets friends send money to each other. 
  • TidBITS reports that iCloud is having issues receiving messages from Gmail.
  • Apple wins a $100 million patent licensing lawsuit after losing a big one last month.

 

Mar 16, 2015

Hope you had a pleasant Monday! Today we have a few Apple news items that have hit our radar:

  • Watchaware compares polling for the iPad in 2010 to the Apple Watch in 2015, and finds that in both cases, 40 to 50% of those polled said they would not buy the item. The iPad has sold 200 million units so far...
  • A new documentary about Steve Jobs that debuted at SXSW over the weekend is receiving the praise of newspapers and the scorn of Apple employees who actually knew the man.
  • Limefuel announces a 24,000 mAh USB-C external battery pack for the new MacBook that should give it full-day battery life.

 

Mar 13, 2015

A short update for today, Friday the 13th!

  • MacRumors publishes the result of benchmark tests for the new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models.
  • A printable PDF is available for sizing the Apple Watch to your wrist
  • A developer shows what the Apple Watch companion app looks like when linked to an actual iWatch
Mar 12, 2015

In today's Apple news:

  • Loop editor Jim Dalrymple took the uninformed author of a Apple Watch hit piece to task on the website and on Twitter. It was glorious.
  • A new Steve Jobs biography coming out in less than two weeks provides some new insights into the late Apple founder and CEO.
  • Apple releases iOS 8.3 beta 3 to its public software beta program, the first time iOS has been included in a public beta.

 

Mar 11, 2015

What's new in the world of Apple?

  • The day-long outages of the Mac App Store, iOS App Store, iTunes Store and iBooks Store have been resolved
  • Google ships a new Chromebook Pixel, this time with two USB-C connectors
  • Jony Ive and Marc Newson will open the Condé Nast International Luxury Conference in Florence
  • Morgan Stanley and other Wall Street firms expect iPhone sales to be up about 24 percent year over year for the quarter ending March 31.

Join us tomorrow for another episode of the AWT News Update, and be sure to leave a rating in the iTunes Store for this podcast.

Mar 10, 2015

Today in the world of Apple news:

  • The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple Stores draw so many customers that they lift mall sales by an average of 10%, giving the company an advantage in negotiating mall rents
  • Apple's battle with court-appointed antitrust monitor Michael Bromwich may be nearing a conclusion as the company goes to the Second US Court of Appeals for relief
  • Swatch co-inventor thinks the Apple Watch will put pressure on the watch industry and jobs in Switzerland

Join us tomorrow for another episode of the AWT News Update, and be sure to leave a rating in the iTunes Store for this podcast.

Mar 9, 2015

All the news you need about Apple's Spring Forward Event held today, in about three minutes. We touch on:

  • News about Apple TV
  • The new 12-inch Retina MacBook
  • MacBook Air gets updated
  • Apple creates ResearchKit for health research
  • Watch pricing and availability news

Be sure to give us a review in the iTunes Store when you get a chance!

Mar 6, 2015

It's Friday! Here's what's on the AWT News Update podcast: 

  • There's no denying it - you can't get away from Apple Watch news
  • Matt Panzarino at TechCrunch reports that the main advantage of the Apple Watch is how it makes you use your iPhone less during a typical day
  • Rumors about an iPad mini update are making the rounds

Listen to the AWT News Update every weekday for a quick overview of stories we may not have published on the blog. Be sure to join the AWT Team at 10 AM PT/1 PM ET on March 9th for our liveblog of the Apple Event. 

Mar 5, 2015

Today on the AWT News Update podcast: 

  • Strategy Analytics believes Apple will sell 15.4 million Watches in 2015, grabbing 54.8% of the market
  • Want to see what the different Watch and band combinations look like? Head over to mixyourwatch.com and have some fun
  • Apple's Beats-based streaming music service may not be unveiled until WWDC in June
  • Google updates the Google Docs, Sheets and Slides apps for iPhone and iPad
  • Imgur drops a new iOS app in the App Store, just for finding viral images on your iPhone

Listen to the AWT News Update every weekday for a quick overview of stories we may not have published on the blog. Be sure to join the AWT Team at 10 AM PT/1 PM ET on March 9th for our liveblog of the Apple Event. 

Mar 4, 2015

On today's AWT News Update podcast: 

  • Apple and HBO are in talks to bring the new HBO Now subscription service to Apple TV
  • San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is being decorated in preparation for Monday's Spring Forward Event
  • Apple wins the dubious Overall Product Placement title in Brandchannel's Brandcameo Product Placement Awards
  • Rumors abound about new MacBook Airs, although those spreading the rumors aren't able to determine if they will just have new processors or if the new laptop will be totally redesigned

Listen to the AWT News Update every weekday for a quick overview of stories we may not have published on the blog. Be sure to join the AWT Team at 10 AM PT/1 PM ET on March 9th for our liveblog of the Apple Event. 

Mar 3, 2015

On today's AWT News Update podcast: 

  • A new Swedish "hypercar" will support Apple's CarPlay, if you have $1.89 million to buy one of the vehicles
  • Dr. Buzz Aldrin may have walked on the moon and taken a sub to the resting place of the Titanic, but he can't get a new app through the App Store approval process
  • Apple and three other companies agree to pay a $415 million settlement in an anti-poaching lawsuit
  • Gartner says Apple was the number one seller of smartphones in the 4th quarter of 2014
  • Apple will be using the "soft sell" to sell the Watch at Apple Stores

Listen to the AWT News Update every weekday for a quick overview of stories we may not have published on the blog.

Mar 2, 2015

On the AWT News Update podcast today: 

  • A small company in India has filed a lawsuit against Apple, opposing the use of the trademark iPhone in the country
  • Apple released the first public beta of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3, which includes the new Photos app
  • Three more enterprise apps arrive from the Apple/IBM partnership
  • The New York Times reports that the Apple Watch will have a "power reserve mode" when the battery is getting low that essentially turns the device into ... a watch.

Listen to the AWT News Update every weekday for a quick overview of stories we may not have published on the blog.

Feb 27, 2015

On the AWT News Update podcast today: 

  • The podcast is now in the iTunes Store, so be sure to subscribe today
  • Tim Cook visited the Covent Garden Apple Store in London today, providing personal demos of the Apple Watch 
  • Google is planning a new headquarters just down the road from the Apple Campus 2 now under construction in Cupertino, California
  • Steve Sande and Backerjack.com's Ross Rubin discuss what could probably be the biggest competitor to the Apple Watch, the new Pebble Time
  • Apple is ranked the top online retailer in terms of fast delivery and efficiency in operations.

Listen to the AWT News Update every weekday for a quick overview of stories we may not have published on the blog.

Feb 26, 2015

On the AWT News Update podcast today: 

  • Apple announces an event for March 9, which we will be liveblogging
  • MacRumors reports that Apple Watches will be moved to US distribution points in the first few days of April, making an early April launch date a distinct possibility
  • LA-based Brikk will be selling Apple Watches encrusted with gold or platinum and diamonds... lots of diamonds. Of course, these will be very expensive
  • Firehouse Subs began accepting Apple Pay today
  • Apple adds some fun animations to the Flyover maps of London, England

Listen to the AWT News Update every weekday for a quick overview of stories we may not have published on the blog. The podcast has been approved by Apple, and we'll have an iTunes subscription link for you tomorrow.

Feb 25, 2015

In the news today: 

  • The Apple Watch gets a 12-page ad in Vogue Magazine's March issue
  • Fueled by the Podcasts app in iOS 8... and Serial... AdAge finds that podcast consumption grew by 18% between spring and fall of 2014
  • Apple will be adding GasBuddy.com and GreatSchools.com as new data providers for Apple Maps
  • A movie debuting on Friday gets the distinction of being the first Hollywood film edited using Final Cut Pro X
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook and Hardware Technologies VP Johny Srugi visit Israel

Listen to the AWT News Update every week day for a quick overview of stories we may not have published on the blog.

Feb 24, 2015

In the news today: 

  • Siri gains new language skills
  • Contactless payment terminals in Europe will support Apple Pay tokenization by mid-April
  • Apple share price hits an all-time high... again
  • Apple apparently purchased Camel Audio
  • Adonit unveils new Forge iOS app

Listen to the AWT News Update every week day for a quick overview of stories we may not have published on the blog.

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