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Tuesday August 1

AWT News Update: August 1, 2017

We have just two stories today; one that's quite alarming and another that is entirely upbeat!

  • Russia joins China in banning virtual private networks
  • Apple's Q3 FY 2017 financial results are in, and they beat all expectations. Hear just how good things went in the quarter ending July 1, 2017

The text version of the podcast can be viewed below. To listen to the podcast here, click the play button on the player below. Apple News readers need to visit Apple World Today in order to listen to the podcast.

Text Version

This is Steve Sande for Apple World Today, and you’re listening to the AWT News Update for August 1st, 2017. 

Yesterday we noted that China had banned VPNs (virtual private network) apps that could be used to circumvent the so-called “Great Firewall of China”, a government-run...

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Tim Cook strongly hints Apple will have a 'Made...

While Apple CEO Tim Cook didn't explicitly answer a question asking about three Apple plants in the U.S., he did note that there would be more announced "later in the year" about employment opportunities generated by Apple.

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Macs gain in global unit market share, see revenue...

In a conference call regarding Apple’s financial results for its fiscal 2017 third quarter that ended July 1, CEO Tim Cook said that Macs gained global unit market share and saw revenue grew 7% year-over-year due to mainly to iMac and MacBook Pro sales. The Mac set new June quarter sales records in mainland China and Japan. 

“With the refresh of almost the entire Mac lineup in June, we're off to a great start for the back-to-school season,” Cook said.

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New iPhone To Have Tap to Wake, Attention Detection...

HomePod's firmware has revealed several new features coming to the upcoming iPhone, such as a tap to wake function, facial expression and attention detection, and virtual home button. "Apple accidentally released the firmware over the weekend resulting in a frenzy of analysis about previously unknown features," reports The Verge. From the report: Developers including Steve Troughton-Smith and Guilherme Rambo have been tweeting their findings, notably the discovery of the new iPhone's bezel-less screen design. They've also concluded that the resolution for the iPhone 8 could be as much of a visual leap forward from current-generation iPhones as the iPhone 4's Retina display was from the original iPhone. Apple is using codenames for both its face recognition feature and the bezel-less phone, called "Pearl ID" and "D22" respectively. A potential "attention detection" feature is also mentioned in the code, with some speculating that may mean the phone will remain silent for...

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The iPad sees its highest global tablet market share...

In a conference call regarding Apple’s financial results for its fiscal 2017 third quarter that ended July 1, CEO Tim Cook touted the resurgence of the iPad. Apple tallied its highest global tablet market share in four years, according to research firm IDC.

Cook said that iPad sales up were 32% year-over-year in the U.S. education market, in which Apple sold over one million tablets. Plus iPad sales grew across all geographic segments, with strong double-digit growth in countries including the US, France, and Greater China..

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Apple has sold over 1.2 billion iPhones

In a conference call regarding Apple’s financial results for its fiscal 2017 third quarter that ended July 1, CEO Tim Cook said that Apple has now sold over 1.2 billion smartphones. 

He says that the iPhone 7 is our the company’s most popular smartphone. And iPhone 7 Plus sales were up “significantly” in the June quarter compared to iPhone 6s Plus sales in the year-ago quarter, Cook adds.

Many markets in Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East grew iPhone sales by over 25%, according to Apple Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri.

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Apple Watch sales up 50%; AirPods so popular Apple...

In a conference call regarding Apple’s financial results for its fiscal 2017 third quarter that ended July 1, CEO Tim Cook said that sales of the Apple Watch were up over 50% in the June quarter, helping it maintain its position as the top selling smartwatch.

Cook also boasted that the AirPods have a 98% customer satisfaction. Alas, while Apple is “working hard to get them to customers as quickly as possible,” the company is still not able to meet demand, he added.

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AAPL hits all time high in after hours trading

In after hours trading following Apple’s announcement of strong fiscal Q3 results, AAPL stock has jumped to almost $160 as of this writing.


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DJI and 3D Robotics team up for business-focused...

For all their hobbyist applications, like photography and videography, drones are still primarily commercial tools. Thus, 3DR's partnership with DJI for the Enterprise Drone Platform. Specifically, the Enterprise Drone Platform will be integrated wit...

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Apple has 185 million paid subscriptions across all...

Apple has officially reached its projections of its services alone being the equivalent to a Fortune 100 company. 

In the third fiscal quarter of 2017, Apple reported $7.27 billion in revenue, up from $7.04 from the last quarter, and $5.98 billion in the year-ago quarter. Apple's services revenue is gleaned from iTunes, iCloud, Apple Music, Apple Pay, AppleCare and the various App Stores.

Apple Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri says that Apple has 185 million paid subscriptions across all services. Increase of almost 20M over last 90 days. And Apple Pay is coming to Finland and Sweden before the end of 2017, he adds.

What’s more, the company’s enterprise business continues to expand. Maestri says that iOS is “transforming” enterprise. For example, Walmart plans to deploying more than 19,000 iPads for employee training across all 50 U.S. states.

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iPad quarterly sales grow year-over-year for the...

Apple's most recent quarter of iPad sales is not only the first time that iPad sales have grown year-over-year since 2013, but its best non-holiday quarter for sales of the tablet for two years.

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Amazon taps 'Boondocks' creator for alt-...

Amazon could be getting another alternate history show of the likes of The Man in the High Castle. A series called Black America is under development and it's centered around a reality where southern states were granted to African Americans as repara...

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Apple's strong Q3 results marred by 10 percent...

Apple's otherwise solid June-quarter results were held back by a 10 percent year-over-year revenue drop in China, likely caused by the iPhone's slipping position in the local market.

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Notes of interest from Apple's Q3 2017...

Apple again saw its sales and revenue grow in the third fiscal quarter of 2017, with $45.4 billion in revenue on strong iPhone, iPad and Mac sales. Following the news, the company held a conference call with media and analysts, and notes of interest follow.

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Apple's services business alone now the size of...

With Tuesday's earnings report, Apple has officially met its projections of its services alone being the equivalent to a Fortune 100 company.

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Apple's third-quarter earnings soar on the back...

No new iPhone, no problem for Apple’s bottom line. The company just reported its third quarter results for fiscal year 2017 and they’re awfully good: $8.7 billion profit, or $1.67 per share, on revenue of $45.4 billion.

That breaks down to 41 million iPhones, a slight increase from the third quarter of 2016, when Apple moved more than a little more than 40 million handsets. Sales were down when compared to last quarter’s 50.7 million, however.

But the big surprise was the iPad. On the back of the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro released at WWDC in June, Apple moved 11.4 million tablets, its biggest non-holiday quarter for the tablet in more than two years. That’s an increase of nearly 30 percent from last quarter and 15 percent from Q3 2016. However, revenue from tablet sales was only up 2 percent,...

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Apple iPad sales grow year-over-year for the first...

This time of year isn't usually great for Apple's hardware sales, but the company's newly released Q3 earnings has at least one pleasant surprise. In addition to raking in $45.4 billion in revenue over the past three months, Apple also said it sold 4...

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Live blog: Apple’s fiscal year Q3 2017 earnings call

Apple just announced its earnings for the third quarter of 2017, reporting profits of $8.72 billion on revenues of $45.4 billion. The company sold 41 million iPhones, 11.4 million iPads, and 4.29 million Macs.

Now that the numbers are out there in the public, Apple is set to hold its quarterly earnings call, which will kick-off at 2PM PT/5PM ET and we’ll have live coverage right here…


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iPhone, iPad, Mac sales up in Apple’s third fiscal...

Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2017 third quarter that ended July 1. The company posted quarterly revenue of $45.4 billion and quarterly earnings per diluted share of $1.67. 

These results compare to revenue of $42.4 billion and earnings per diluted share of $1.42 in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 61% of the quarter’s revenue.

The tech giant sold approximately 41 million iPhones, down from 51 million the previous quarter, but up from 40 million in the third fiscal quarter of 2016.. However, iPads and Macs saw sales boosts. Approximately 11 million tablets were sold in the quarter, compared to 9 million in the second quarter of 2017. Apple sold about 4.3 million Macs compared to 4.2 in the previous quarter. 

“With revenue up 7% year-over-year, we’re happy to report our third consecutive quarter of accelerating growth and an all-time quarterly record for Services revenue,” CEO Tim Cook said in a press release. “We...

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Get your first taste of 'Sunless Skies' on...

Sunless Skies, the sequel to Sunless Sea that reached its Kickstarter goal in just four hours, will be available for Early Access play on August 30th. Kickstarter backers will get their key via email and anybody else who would like to play and provid...

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Apple posts strong $45.4 billion in revenue on...

Apple again saw its sales grow year over year in the June quarter, the company revealed on Tuesday, with $45.4 billion in revenue exceeding Wall Street expectations, again driven by strong iPhone sales, but also growth in its iPad and Mac businesses.

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∞ Apple posts quarterly revenue of $45.4 billion

Apple on Tuesday posted quarterly revenue of $45 billion, which is up from the $42.4 billion reported in the year-ago quarter. […]

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Apple announces Q3 2017 revenue of $45.4b: 41m...

Apple has announced its latest quarter results including $45.4b in revenue and $8.72 profit from 41m iPhones, 11.4m iPads, and 4.29m Macs sold.

FY17 Q3 results compare to the previous quarter’s $52.9 billion in revenue, $11.03 billion in profit, 50.7 million iPhones, 8.92 million iPads, and 4.19 million Macs. In the same quarter a year ago, Apple reported $42.4 billion in revenue, $7.8 billion in profit, 40.4 millions iPhones sold, 9.9 million iPads sold, and 4.2 million Macs sold.

Full press release after the break, and stick around for our earnings call live blog at the top of the hour:


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Facebook working on an Android-based video chat...

Last year, Facebook poached Regina Dugan, the head of Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects, to lead a new hardware group. Building 8’s first products are now coming into light as a new report notes the development of a HomePod smart speaker competitor and a video chat device. For those that remember Mark Zuckerburg’s security advice from last year, the rumors of these new products come with some irony.


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Request a Lyft inside the Amtrak app when your train...

Lyft has teamed up with another brand, forming a partnership that totally makes sense. Now, Amtrak riders can request a Lyft directly from the Amtrak app. Lyft said in a statement that rides to and from transit stations are one of its most popular ro...

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Senate bill demands tougher security for the...

Security among Internet of Things devices is bad enough at home, but it's downright scary in government, where a vulnerable security camera could lead to hackers stealing vital secrets. A bipartisan team of US senators wants to reduce the chances of...

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Google adds a dash of Pinterest with recipes and...

Google Image Search hasn't really been well-suited to competing with Pinterest. You could save images for later viewing or visit the source page, but you couldn't always tell what you would get when you would click through. That's changing today. Goo...

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Apple Pay adds another 26 institutions globally

Apple Pay today has expanded to 21 new banks and credit unions in the U.S. Plus, another five institutions have been added in Australia, Canada, Japan and the UK.

You can view the full list of banks and credit unions that support Apple’s mobile payment service on Apple’s website. Apple Pay is currently available in 15 countries: Australia, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and U.S.

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Black Is the New Black as Apple Posts Increased...

Apple saw year-over-year revenue and unit sales increases for all of its product divisions in Q3 2017, including the relatively beleaguered iPad.


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'Resident Evil' will haunt the Nintendo...

Before Resident Evil 7 came along and blew everyone's expectations of what a survival horror game could be out of the water, the franchise was in a bad spot for awhile. The Revelations sub-series was a more back-to-basics approach to RE, existing alo...

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Apple's 2017 Q3 sales get a boost from...

When Apple releases earnings later today, there could be concerns about the lack of any progress on U.S. tax reform--including deep cuts to health care spending aimed at enabling a huge tax cuts--or the repatriation of its overseas cash. On the other hand, political chaos in America has further weakened the US Dollar, enhancing Apple's foreign earnings in Fiscal Q3.

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Microsoft shrunk the Xbox One wireless controller...

Microsoft has a few new accessories on the way for Xbox One and PC gamers. Along with three new Wireless Controllers in Xbox 360-style Grey/Green, hot red Volcano Shadow, and Halo-esque Patrol Tech variants, the gaming company has announced a brand-n...

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Windows 10 will soon include built-in eye tracking

It's not easy to use a PC if you have ALS or another neuromuscular disease that prevents you from using your hands. You can use eye tracking, but that could easily entail specialized software and an imperfect experience. Microsoft thinks it can do be...

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Amazon adds live home camera feeds to Fire TV's...

It seems like every day brings a new announcement for Alexa and Amazon-branded devices, and this day is no different. Today, the online retail giant announced that soon you'll be able to view your live home camera feeds through the Fire TV and second...

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Pinterest wants you to think of it as a visual...

Pinterest might have started out as a social network, but it's quickly moving into search engine territory. This week, the site announced that it's moving the "Search" and "Lens" features to a more prominent space in its mobile apps.

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Avid makes limited version of movie editing tool...

Video editing company Avid has released a cut-down version of its composition software for free, in the form of "Avid Media Composer | First" for both Apple's macOS and Microsoft's Windows.

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Spark email client for Mac gains new Smart Search...

Readdle is out with a new update to Spark for Mac that brings new Smart Search features to the desktop email client. Spark 1.3 delivers a new way to easily find files, attachments, and other message content from emails with a visual indicator of where content is in an email.


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Nintendo has a fix for the Switch's battery bug

Nintendo has sold almost 4.7 million Switch units in the four months since the system launched in March, so it's safe to say the console is a success. But it's still plagued with a few system issues -- one of which Nintendo fixed (kind of). If users...

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Apple Pay gets 26 more issuing partners in US, UK,...

Apple has updated its roster of Apple Pay card issuers to include 21 more U.S. banks and credit unions, plus another five institutions spread across Australia, Canada, Japan, and the U.K.

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Hands-on: The entry-level Mid-2017 5K iMac is a...

For $1799, the entry-level 5K iMac is a very good deal for anyone looking for a powerful machine that can be upgraded to some extent. Of course, when it comes to an all-in-one machine like the iMac, the term “upgrade” is used loosely, but it’s still fairly remarkable how much headroom you can garner from Apple’s entry-level 27-inch 5K machine.

In this hands-on post and video walkthrough, we’ll consider several reasons why the base-model 5K iMac is such a compelling proposition for those in need of a new Mac. In fact, it’s arguably the best deal in Macs that Apple currently offers. more…

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Review: Urban Armor Gear Metropolis Case for 10.5-...

UAG Metropolis Case for 10.5-inch iPad Pro (in use). Photo ©2017, Steven Sande

Yesterday we looked at a minimalist case for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro -- the Moshi VersaCover. This case is great for those of us who work indoors, but it certainly wouldn't provide a huge amount of protection in the great outdoors. That's where the new Urban Armor Gear Metropolis Case for 10.5-inch iPad Pro is supposed to excel as it's apparently designed to take drops onto hard surfaces and keep your tablet safe. This case retails for $59.95 on both the UAG website and on Amazon (affiliate link - your purchase helps to...

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Microsoft Targets Google and Apple in Schools With...

An anonymous reader shares a report: Microsoft is launching a new subscription program for buying Surface computers and tablets in much the same way that many people now purchase smartphones, with no-interest financing for two years and the ability to upgrade to a new device before the term is up. Announced this morning at the launch of back-to-school season, the initiative is part of a broader push by Microsoft to gain new momentum in U.S. schools, where Google Chromebooks have taken the lead vs. Microsoft and Apple. Microsoft's new subscription program, called Surface Plus, will be available starting later today through the Microsoft Store in person and online. Microsoft's Surface Laptop, Surface Pro, Surface Book and Surface Studio are all options under the program. The program lets participants upgrade to a new machine after 18 months when they return their existing hardware in good condition. In addition to Surface Plus for students and consumers, Microsoft is offering a...

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Microsoft launches 'Surface Plus,'...

Microsoft on Tuesday introduced "Surface Plus" and "Surface Plus for Business," two ownership plans that appear to mimic Apple's strategy with the iPhone Upgrade Program.

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Apple Pay picks up another 20+ banks around the world

New banks and credit unions across the US, UK, Australia, Canada, and Japan have joined Apple’s list of participating partners as part of the first expansion of Apple Pay this month. Check out the latest Apple Pay banks below:


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mophie introduces the powerstation USB-C XXL for the...

mophie has launched the powerstation USB-C XXL, a high capacity universal battery designed to charge MacBooks, MacBook Pros, iPads, iPhones and other mobile devices. It’s available exclusively at Apple stores, and for $149.95.

Equipped with one USB-C and one USB-A output charge port, it includes a 19,500mAh battery for more than one full charge to a MacBook. The powerstation USB-C XXL is also wrapped in soft-touch fabric.

The USB-C port features USB-PD technology, allowing it to charge USB-C laptops at rapid charging rates up to 30 Watts and to accept high-speed charging input when connected to USB-PD chargers. Additional features of the powerstation USB-C XXL include: an additional USB-A output port 5V/2.4A; a role switch controlled by status button (USB-C input/USB output); a Cypress CCG2 chipset; and pass-through charging USB-C to USB-A.

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Twelve South launches the BookBook Vol. 2

Twelve South’s newest edition of the BookBook (Vol 2) has arrived. The $79.99 leather case fits the newest 12-inch MacBooks, 13-inch MacBook Pros and 15-inch MacBook Pros.

Vol. 2 offers all the protection of the previous BookBook, but has also received a bit of a makeover with a 42% slimmer silhouette and a new spine design. It also debuts a hidden document pocket. This feature allows you to carry up to 20 pages of documents (depending on paper thickness), swatches or fabric samples, contracts to be signed, presentations and reference materials.

The BookBook Vol. 2 doubles as a shell that allows you to use your MacBook while it’s in the case. When you open BookBook, you find two elastic bands on the inside cover of the case that can be slipped over the corners of your screen. The next time you open your BookBook, your MacBook screen will open with it, allowing you to type, swipe and interact with the laptop...

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9to5Toys Lunch Break: new iPad Pro $600, Apple Watch...

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+ and Safari push notifications. more…

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Apple wants tax breaks for its suppliers for making...

Apple has asked the government of India to extend tax breaks to its suppliers if the country wants to become a manufacturing hub for iPhones and its components, reports Reuters.

Government officials say meeting this request would require a new policy that applies fairly to other device makers, too. Apple has been in talks with Indian officials since May of last year, when CEO Tim Cook and Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed to set up a production base in the country that goes beyond just assembling the devices, as happens today.

According Reuters, the two sides have been discussing a list of "prerequisites" that Apple submitted in October, including duty exemption on raw materials for manufacturing components and...

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Trade-in Deals: Sell your used iPhone for cash and...

The best time to sell your old iPhone or iPad is in the weeks before Apple introduces new models, like the "iPhone 8," which is expected to debut this fall. Here's a guide to help you sell your old device for the highest value to Apple, Gazelle, BuyBackWorld, Next Worth, Amazon, or one of the many other buyback services.

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Latest HomePod firmware leak indicates skiing...

Code strings unearthed from early HomePod firmware suggest that Apple is planning to add skiing to the Apple Watch's Workout app, presumably alongside this fall's watchOS 4.

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Mophie’s new 30W Powerstation USB-C XXL promises to...

With Apple’s MacBooks moving from special MagSafe connectors to universal USB-C ports for charging, it’s now possible for accessory makers to easily make battery packs for expanding laptop power. Mophie’s new $149.95 Powerstation USB-C XXL is a high-capacity external battery that promises to charge new MacBooks…


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New user interface sounds unique to Apple's...

The delve into the HomePod firmware continues, with enterprising coders extracting resources including user interface sounds from the device.

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Steve Bartman receives 2016 Chicago Cubs World...

Amazing. If this headline didn’t mean anything to you, this from the Steve Bartman incident Wikipedia page:

The incident occurred in the eighth inning of Game 6 of the National League Championship Series (NLCS), with Chicago ahead 3–0 and holding a three games to two lead in the best of seven series. Moisés Alou attempted to catch a foul ball off the bat of Marlins second baseman Luis Castillo. Bartman reached for the ball, deflected it, and disrupted the potential catch.

That moment was seen as a huge turning point in the Cubs fortunes. Instead of holding on to the lead and moving on to the World Series (at the time, the Cubs had the longest World Series draught in baseball), the Cubs went on to give up 8 runs in the inning, lose the game, then lose the next game, ending their World Series hopes.

This was a huge story at the time, with Bartman’s life being turned upside down....

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AWT TV Episode 17: July 31, 2017

Welcome to AWT TV, a weekly show featuring Steve Sande, Dennis Sellers and Marty Edwards of Apple World Today. Each week we'll discuss what's happened in the world of Apple, talk about new apps and accessories, maybe even have a demonstration or two of the latest software.  Visit us online at and be sure to subscribe to the Apple World Today video channel here on YouTube.

Marty & Steve are at the helm of the Starship AWT tonight, and there's a lot to talk about. Tonight's topics:

• Apple "leaks" an image of what the "premium iPhone" will look like, in part of the iOS 11 code
• Face Detection code is available as well, so perhaps Touch ID will be replaced...or Apple's Face Detection (Face ID?)
• A new Apple TV that supports 4K...

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Apple and Google pull hundreds of trading apps from...

The Independent:

Apple and Google have removed hundreds of trading apps from their online stores after an intervention by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) to crack down on online fraud.

In a statement on Tuesday, ASIC said it had conducted a sweeping review of mobile app stores focusing on those associated with so-called binary options trading. It said that the review highlighted over 330 apps that were offered by entities and individuals that appeared to be unlicensed.

Terrible scam, some reports of people losing their life savings.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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Learning to draw icons: Marc Edwards’ excellent...

A few months ago, I posted a link to an article with a small series of vector speed runs, animated GIFs showing how to use a drawing program, like Adobe Illustrator, to quickly create various icons.

The author, Marc Edwards, has since significantly increased his portfolio and gathered them on a single page. If you are interested in learning how to draw in this way, or if you spend any time creating icons, bookmark this page and spend some time watching Marc’s technique.

This is a wonderful contribution to the community. Please pass it along.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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More evidence that Apple is building its own...

Motley Fool:

Apple is also the only major smartphone manufacturer left that uses standalone modems. Other smartphone vendors use either integrated applications processor and baseband solutions from third parties (e.g., Qualcomm) or make their own integrated parts (e.g., Samsung and Huawei).


On Apple’s job board, the company says it’s looking for a “Sr. Digital IC (PHY) Design Engineer.” Under the “job summary” section of the listing, Apple says the individual chosen for this position “will be part of a silicon design group responsible for digital baseband logic design in state-of-the-art wireless ICs.”

That’s not the only related listing on the company’s job board. Apple also has multiple positions related to RFIC design and layout. RFIC stands for “radio frequency integrated circuit.”

In another listing — this time for a “Sr. RFIC Design Engineer” — Apple says whoever fills the position “will be at the center of a wireless SoC [system-on-a-...

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Drama in Apple's quarterly earnings expected...

After the close of business on Tuesday, Apple will report the results for what is seasonally its slowest quarter of the year, with Apple and industry watchers predicting around $44 billion in revenue. But all eyes are on Apple's guidance for the fourth fiscal quarter, to see how confident the company is about the "iPhone 8" launch.

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How much will the new iPhone cost?

Horace Dediu:

The evidence suggests that Apple prefers to keep average pricing for all products constant. Individual variants are priced so that, as the category matures, the changing mix leads to consistency in price ownership.

Thus the iPhone can be seen as controlling the $650 point, the Mac $1200, the iPod $200 and the iPad $450. This pricing signals the product’s value and the value of the brand.

The signaling is not just to buyers but also to competitors. Ownership of price forces competitors to occupy adjacent brackets.


The overall pattern looks like a staircase with a widening price range where the lowest price remains constant and the upper price rises every three years by $100.

The “floor” of the range is a consistent $400 while the “ceiling” has expanded from $700 to about $950.

This year’s ceiling is due for the fourth leg up and if the pattern persists, we should expect it to reach $1100.

Interesting look at...

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Honda’s all-electric Clarity arrives at select...

The 2017 Honda Clarity Electric, the first all-electric model in the Clarity range, goes on sale at select dealers in California and Oregon today. It’s equipped with an 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen which supports both CarPlay and Android Auto …


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Apple tells India to extend tax breaks to suppliers...

Apple is asking the Indian government to extend tax breaks to suppliers if it wants them in the country alongside iPhone assembly, according to a report.

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This afternoon’s Apple earnings call

Apple announces their third quarter financial results, via converence call, today at 2p PT, 5p ET. You can listen live on Apple’s official earnings call page.

For your reading pleasure:


Key is Apple’s forecast for the fourth quarter. From Dan Frommer’s post:

It’s the mid-year trough of the current iPhone cycle, so expectations are modest. Wall Street expects Apple to report $44.9 billion...

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Apple requests tax-breaks for suppliers as it seeks...

Apple has asked the Indian government to extend the tax breaks it has been granted for its own operations to its suppliers. This would enable the company to move from mere iPhone assembly in India – with the actual parts still made in China – to more of a true manufacturing operation.

We described recently how Apple relies on an entire network of suppliers centred around the Chinese city of Shenzhen. Tim Cook’s discussions with Indian prime minister Narendra Modi have extended to establishing a kind of Little Shenzhen within India …


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Notable apps and app updates for Aug. 2, 2017

On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a list of notable new apps or app updates that have been released. They may not necessarily be new, but they're popular and deserve mention. Here are today's picks.

iOS Apps/Updates

Food Lion has launched a free mobile app to make grocery shopping, and saving, easier for customers across its 10-state footprint. Shoppers can explore new ways to save with each feature, from the digital MVP card, to digitized weekly ads. The Food Lion app includes a way to decide what's for dinner with a recipe finder and digital shopping lists. Customers can also load coupons to their MVP card. In an average month.


macOS Apps/Updates

ProtectStar has updated Data Shredder for Mac, their military grade...

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Demo created with ARKit and Unity3D shows the...

We’ve already seen how ARKit is helping developers create some impressive augmented reality apps, from virtual tape measures and navigation to fun things like games. But it’s looking increasingly like we might see film-makers employing the technology to blend virtual characters with real ones.

We got a taste of this recently with a demo app replicating an...

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Sonnet releases Thunderbolt 3 upgrade cards

Sonnet Technologies has released Thunderbolt 3 upgrade cards for existing Thunderbolt 2 Echo Express SE II, III-D, and III-R expansion systems, giving those models greater bandwidth for users' installed PCIe cards, and providing Thunderbolt 3 connectivity to allow use with the latest MacBook Pros and iMacs. 

Sonnet's Thunderbolt 3 upgrade cards feature dual 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 ports that support the daisy-chaining of up to five additional Thunderbolt peripheral devices. They support backward compatibility for 20Gbps Thunderbolt 2- and 10Gbps Thunderbolt-equipped devices when connected via the Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C)-to-Thunderbolt 2 Adapter. 

As an added benefit, the second Thunderbolt 3 port also supports a variety of displays and a multitude of USB 3.1, USB 3.0, and USB 2.0 devices when connected with the proper cable, and fully supports the DisplayPort 1.2 protocol,...

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Apple pulls host of 'binary trading' apps...

Apple and Google have agreed to pull 330 binary options trading apps from the App Store and Google Play at the request of the Australian Securities & Investments Commission, which expressed concerns about numerous instances of fraud.

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Apple granted a patent for a voice and touch user...

Apple has been granted a patent (number 9,719,797) for a voice and touch user interface for CarPlay. Compatible with iPhone 5 and later models, CarPlay provides a simplified way to use your iPhone interface on a car’s touch screen, giving users access to Siri voice controls, as well as Apple Maps, Apple Music, Phone, Messages, and a variety of third party apps.

The invention involves an electronic device capable of touch input through a touch-sensitive surface and/or voice input through a microphone. Apple says the electronic device may be used in an automobile. For example, some or all of the gadget may be mounted in a CarPlay dashboard for use while driving. 

The system could provide informational content, entertainment content, navigation, and communication features in such a manner that user interaction may be minimized, thus providing a safe driving experience, according to Apple. This can be accomplished by performing tasks and presenting content automatically,...

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Apple, Google remove trading apps after ASIC...

Apple and Google have removed hundreds of trading apps from their online stores after an intervention by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) to crack down on online fraud, according to The Independent.

The ASIC — an independent Australian government body that acts as Australia's corporate regulator — says it conducted a sweeping review of mobile app stores focusing on those associated with so-called binary options trading. It says that the review highlighted over 330 apps that were offered by entities and individuals that appeared to be unlicensed. A total of 63% of those examined were offered by so-called binary option issuers and facilitated trading, according to the Independent.


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FSC certifies 320,000 acres of working forest that...

Apple says the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has certified approximately 320,000 acres of working forest that the company supports in China, enough for all its product packaging.

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), an international non-profit NGO established in 1993, promotes responsible management of the world's forests with standards on forest products, along with certifying and labeling them as eco-friendly.

According to an email from Apple to the Xinhua news source, two-thirds of the forest is owned and managed by Maoyuan Forestry, a private company in central China's Hunan Province. The rest is owned and managed by state-owned Qinlian Forestry Company in southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The land includes semi-natural forests and forest plantations.

Apple launched its forestry program in 2015, aiming to have over one million acres of...

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NetMarketShare: macOS and iOS market share down in...

According to the latest market share survey from NetMarketShare, the market share for both macOS and iOS was down last month.

According to the report, among desktop operating systems, macOS had 6.02% of the global market share in July, down from from 6.12% percent in June (that’s global market share; in the U.S. it’s over 13%). April 2016’s 9.2% was an all-time high, according to NetMarketShare’s measurements. Windows remains dominant with 91.45% as of July.

iOS had 33.09% of the mobile operating system market share in July, down from 43.95% in June. This compares to 64.38% for Android, 0.9% for Windows Phone, and 0.64% for Java ME. The all-time high for iOS was in July 2012 with 65.94%.

NetMarketShares’ monthly surveys don’t measure market share in terms of computer systems sold. Instead they sample data from visitors to some 40,000 web sites operated by their clients. And note that NetMarketShare’s...

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AMD unveils Vega 54, Vega 64 GPUs slated for...

These are the graphics cards that may wind up in the new iMac Pro.

AMD officially rolled out PCI-E versions of its Vega 54 and Vega 64 GPUs that will be in the iMac Pro upon its release in December. The cards themselves will be released to retail in the middle of August.

AMD will ship a trio of cards based on the Vega architecture. The air-cooled Radeon RX Vega 56 and RX Vega 64, plus the water-cooled Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid. All three cards feature 8GB of VRAM, differing in compute units, and clockspeed.

The RX Vega 56 has 56 computing units with the GPU running at a base speed of 1156MHz, and 1471MHz in boost. The HBM2 memory used allows for 410GB/sec of memory bandwidth. It will retail for $399.

The Radeon RX Vega 64 and Vega 64 Liquid have 64 computing units and base clock speeds of 1247Mhz and 1406MHz, respectively. The air-cooled version peaks at 1546Mhz, while the liquid-cooled versiokn hits 1677MHz. Both version have 484GB/sec of memory...

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Apple & Google pull 300+ financial trading apps...

Apple and Google have removed hundreds of financial trading apps from their app stores following an investigation suggesting that thousands of people may have been scammed – many of them seniors. Some have reportedly lost their entire life savings.

The action follows an investigation by a newspaper and a review by a securities & investment body …


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Developers uncover hints as to HomePod’s RAM,...

Deep within Apple’s firmware update for the upcoming HomePod, some of the critical specs have been found.

Developer Steve Troughton-Smith shared last week that HomePod will run a full iOS stack and uses a shell app called SoundBoard. He also mentioned more specifics about the display/touch surface stating “The center part of the HomePod surface appears to be an LED matrix and not just big LEDs—could perhaps display shapes/symbols.”

Troughton-Smith’s retweet of another developer’s findings noted that HomePod’s display will come in at 272 x 340 and the smart speaker will feature 1GB RAM. Even if it doesn’t sound like much in this day and age, this will probably be plenty for the device’s feature set.

The HomePod is due out later this year and will compete with other smart speaker systems, such as those made by Amazon and Google.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.


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How to find tagged items in macOS Sierra

Now that you’ve set up your tabs in macOS Sierra, it’s easy to find the items you’ve tagged. Click the Finder icon in the Dock to open a Finder window and do any of the following:

  • Search for a tag: Enter the tag color or name in the search field, then select the tag from the suggestions.
  • Ask Siri. Say something like: “Find files with a red tag.”
  • Select a tag in the sidebar: To see everything with a certain tag, click the tagin the Finder sidebar.
  • To change the items you see in the sidebar, choose Finder > Preferences, click Tags, then select the tags you want to see.
  • Arrange items by a tag: Click the Item Arrangement button , then choose Tags.
  • Sort items by a tag: In any view, choose View > Show View Options, then select the Tags checkbox. In List view and Cover Flow, move the pointer over the Tags column, then click it. Click...
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Notable apps and app updates for Aug. 1, 2017

On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a list of notable new apps or app updates that have been released. They may not necessarily be new, but they're popular and deserve mention. Here are today's picks.

iOS Apps/Updates

Ovilex Soft has rolled out Driving School 2017. It’s a free driving simulator that features over 100 exciting vehicles to unlock, more than 15 maps to explore, and 80 increasingly challenging levels to experience. Features include realistic controls, lifelike engine sounds, next-gen weather conditions, single and multi-player game modes, and more.

Hirshmania! has introduced TV Yapp 1.0.9. The free social networking/chat app was developed for people who love talking about TV but hate spoilers. Users can invite their friends to discuss an episode...

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Is the iPhone 'Years' Ahead of Android In...

Former Google senior vice president of Social, Vic Gundotra, said that Android phones are years behind the iPhone when it comes to photography. In a Facebook post, Gundotra said: "The end of the DSLR for most people has already arrived. I left my professional camera at home and took these shots at dinner with my iPhone 7 using computational photography (portrait mode as Apple calls it). Hard not to call these results (in a restaurant, taken on a mobile phone with no flash) stunning. Great job Apple." 9to5Mac reports: In response to a comment suggesting that the Samsung S8 camera was even better, Business Insider spotted that Gundotra disagreed. He said that not only was Apple way ahead of Samsung, but Android was to blame. From Gundotra's Facebook post: "I would never use an Android phone for photos! Here is the problem: It's Android. Android is an open source (mostly) operating system that has to be neutral to all parties. This sounds good until you get into the details. Ever...

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The 10 Mac games you need to play from July 2017

July's Mac games

Image by Epic Games

Summer is a pretty great time to dig into a new game or two, since the oppressive sun might have you eager to curl up on the couch or hunker down in your air-conditioned office with your Mac. If that’s you, and you’re not still enraptured by a stack of games scored from the Steam Summer Sale, then take note: July brought us a bunch of exciting new releases. 

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IFTTT vs. Stringify: Which is the best service to...

These popular automation services can link disparate smart-home and Internet-of-Things devices together. We test both and name the best.

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Watch: HomePod firmware reveals 'iPhone 8...

Apple inadvertently released firmware for its forthcoming HomePod speaker over the weekend, and in doing so leaked loads of information related to a next-generation iPhone.

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HomePod firmware points to 'iPhone 8'...

Digging deeper into HomePod firmware that was released over the weekend, developer Steven Troughton-Smith is coming up with additional details surrounding Apple's next-generation iPhone, including what could be confirmation of a split status bar user interface and a new "tap to wake" feature.

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Analysts expect AAPL to hit Q3 2017 earnings...

Apple is set to release its Q3 2017 earnings tomorrow, Tuesday, August 1st. The company’s third fiscal quarter marks an interesting one as much of the news around Apple has shifted to the iPhone 8 that won’t be unveiled until later this year. Nevertheless, analysts except Apple to report numbers in line with guidance…


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iPhone 8 tidbits from HomePod firmware: ‘Tap to wake...

Apple’s HomePod firmware has provided a lot of information about the smart speaker itself, but perhaps more interestingly, information about the upcoming iPhone 8. Developer Steven-Troughton Smith has been the source of much of that information, spending the past few days digging through the HomePod’s IPSW file.

This evening, Smith has shared additional details from the HomePod firmware, noting of how software will be affected by the iPhone 8’s “notch” along the top, new ARKit features, and Touch ID details…


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Apple slashes Beats headphone and speaker prices,...

Apple on Monday updated its online storefront to reflect minor discounts on certain Beats products, including both in-ear and over-ear headphones, as well as the Beats Pill+ portable speaker.

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Apple launches limited-time discount on select Beats...

Apple today has launched a limited-time discount on select Beats products, offering slightly lower prices on the Beats EP headphones, the Beats Pill + speaker, and the urBeats earbuds. While Apple’s discounts are better than nothing, we regularly see even lower prices from other retailers over on 9to5Toys.


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Microsoft's Windows Phone Keyboard For the...

Microsoft's Word Flow keyboard for the iPhone had one unique feature when it launched more than a year ago: a one-handed mode that could be used with either your left or right thumb. Now, according to a support note spotted by Windows Central, it appears Microsoft is consolidating and removing the keyboard from the App Store, encouraging users to download SwiftKey instead. The Verge reports: Microsoft has tested out a number of iOS keyboards, and it now appears the company is focusing solely on SwiftKey after acquiring the app last year. We haven't seen any major additions to SwitftKey since Microsoft acquired it, apart from a separate Swiftmoji emoji predictor in July last year. Microsoft's SwiftKey keyboard now competes against the likes of Google's Gboard keyboard and various other iOS and Android keyboards. Have you been using Word Flow on your iPhone? If so, what has your experience been with the application? Do you plan on switching to Gboard or another third-party keyboard...

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Apple's sustainable forests now offset paper...

Apple's efforts to achieve a net-zero impact on the world's virgin fiber are paying off, as the company is now protecting or has created enough sustainable forestland to cover all paper packaging products.

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HomePod Devs Stumble Upon Next iPhone Design Clues

Developers combing through the code for the Apple HomePod have found clues to what appear to be features in the next generation of iPhones, and they tweeted their discoveries on Sunday. The firmware for HomePod, Apple's $349 smart speaker expected in December, apparently contains much of the codebase for future iPhones. One of the goodies in the HomePod's code is a new biometric method for unlocking an iPhone. The use of facial recognition to unlock a phone has been around in the Android world for more than a year, and reactions have been mixed.

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Apple expands the tester limits in TestFlight

Apple has expanded the tester limits in TestFlight, its free iOS app testing platform that’s part of iTunes Connect. Developers can now invite up to 10,000 users to beta test their apps before they’re released on the App Store. 

TestFlight lets developers distribute and test multiple builds at the same time, so testers can choose from a number of builds to test. Developers can create groups of TestFlight users, and each group can test a different build. ‘

iTunes Connect is a suite of web-based tools for managing content sold on the iTunes Store, iBookStore, and the App Store for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch. Members of the Apple Developer Program can use this tool to manage apps, agreements, tax and banking information, sales reports, and more.

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Apple now allows 10,000 people to beta test apps

Now you can gain even more valuable feedback by inviting up to 10,000 users to beta test your apps before you release them on the App Store.

That’s great.

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Apple's TestFlight beta testing platform now...

Apple on Monday announced an expansion to TestFlight that allows up to 10,000 users to beta test apps prior to release on the App Store.

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Daredevil thieves steal $590,000 of iPhones from a...

According to De Telegraaf — as noted by AppleInsider — police in the Netherlands have arrested five Romanian thieves suspected of stealing iPhones worth 500,000 euros (about $590,000).

Like something out of a Fast and Furious flick, the gang purportedly used a high-risk technique of breaking into the back door of delivery trucks while they were still rolling down the highway.

One gang member would drive the gang’s van behind the targeted vehicle, while another climbed through the sunroof of the van and stood on the hood, which was fitted with an anti-slip mat. With a third holding them still, the member on the hood would break the rear doors of the truck before entering the truck...

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Apple expands TestFlight tester limit to 10,000 users

Apple today has announced that it is expanding the tester limits in its TestFlight program. Whereas developers were previously limited to inviting 2,000 users to beta test an application, they can now invite up to 10,000 external testers.


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[Sponsor] DuckDuckGo

DuckDuckGo is the search engine that doesn’t track you. DuckDuckGo + Safari’s Intelligent Tracking Prevention together solve the top three private browsing misconceptions:

  • 41% of users believe private browsing prevents websites tracking them.
  • 39% of users believe private browsing prevents ads from tracking them.
  • 35% of users believe private browsing prevents a search engine from knowing their searches.


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AWT News Update: July 31, 2017

The late Steve Jobs (left) and Laurene Powell Jobs (right)

The last day of August, the first day of the week, and a day full of good news and rumors:

  • Steve Jobs' widow Laurene Powell Jobs buys a majority stake in The Atlantic
  • Log files, rumors, and now listings in the iTunes Store are all pointing towards release of a 4K HDR-capable fifth-generation Apple TV
  • Spotify announces that it has 60 million paid subscribers -- over double the number of Apple Music subscribers
  • Developers find code pointing to a small multicolor display in the top of the Apple HomePod, which will be quite the powerful smart speaker

The text version of the podcast can be viewed below. To listen to the podcast here, click the play button on the player below. Apple News readers need to visit Apple World Today in order to listen to the podcast.


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On Apple Removing VPN Apps From the App Store in...

From the company blog of ExpressVPN, a major VPN provider serving users in China:

We received notification from Apple today, July 29, 2017, at
roughly 04:00 GMT, that the ExpressVPN iOS app was removed from
the China App Store. Our preliminary research indicates that all
major VPN apps for iOS have been removed.

Users in China accessing a different territory’s App Store (i.e.
they have indicated their billing address to be outside of China)
are not impacted; they can download the iOS app and continue to
receive updates as before. […]

Users in China can continue to stay connected to the open internet
with ExpressVPN’s apps for Windows, Mac, Android, and other

From Paul Mozur’s report for The New York Times:


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Siri’s job

Ben Bajarin:

The key behavior usages between both assistants is not a surprise since Google is, and will always be, better than Siri at searching the web. Google’s mission is to organize the world’s data and they will do that better than anyone. Therefore their AI agent will always be the best at search. The challenge we have today with consumer sentiment around Siri is with its weakness for general Internet search. If consumers do this regularly and want to use a voice assistant for searching and general information queries, Siri is not going to beat Google. Apple’s challenge is to help consumers understand the jobs where Siri is best.

I agree with Ben with everything in this article. My problem is that I tried to use Siri to schedule appointments and do some of the life duties that it’s supposedly so good at. The problem is, it didn’t work that well, and when something doesn’t work well, I stop using it. That’s what happened with Siri for me.

The new Siri...

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Google just made scheduling work meetings a little...

There's a little bit of good news for people juggling both Google G Suite tools and Microsoft Exchange for their schedule management at work. Google has released an update that will allow G Suite users to access coworkers' real-time free/busy informa...

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HBO hacked

“As most of you have probably heard by now, there has been a cyber incident directed at the company which has resulted in some stolen proprietary information, including some of our programming,” HBO Chairman Richard Plepler wrote in a message to employees, which the company shared with

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Spotify crosses 60M paid subscribers as it prepares...

Spotify today announced that it has crossed the 60 million paying subscriber mark. According to a report from The Financial Times, the news comes as Spotify aims to go public later this year, likely sometime in the fourth quarter…


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