These are probably the best headphones we’ve offered a deal on, and it’s easy to see why. The Culture Audio V1 Bluetooth Headphones come with 98% active noise cancellation, making it possible to listen to your music without hearing background noise. Usually they sell for $200 — in itself a bargain for top-end noise canceling headphones — but we’ve got ‘em on sale for $135.
It happens to the best of us. You’re using your favorite iOS device — an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch — and something goes wrong. Perhaps your iPhone is stuck on a certain screen, is booting repeatedly, or fails during a restore or update. Regardless of the problem, a new app from iMyFone called Fixppo can help you get your device up and running again without the help of an expensive tech specialist.
Spring is just around the corner, and that means that your chances of experiencing home flooding from strong spring rains or a deluge of melting snow are growing exponentially. Sadly, many people don’t get warnings of encroaching water until it’s too late and a basement is damaged as a result. That’s why we’d love to set one Apple World Today reader up with a FIBARO HomeKit Flood Sensor in a giveaway!
Apple is teaming up with Panera Bread— a chain store of bakery-café fast casual restaurants with over 2,000 locations — for a new Apple Pay promo: use the latter’s mobile payment service in the Panera Break app — available at the Apple App Store — on your first order and see 2% off a future order.
Apple has emailed iTunes and App Store users an email about a new promotion that offers a 10% bonus when they add funds to an Apple ID account.
Fluance’s new Fi20 is a portable, good-looking. omni-directional speaker that serves up audio that comes close, but doesn’t quite match, that of HomePod. Plus, Apple’s speaker does have more bells and whistles, but it costs $349 compared to the Fi20’s $99. You’ll have to decide if the bells and whistles are worth the extra moolah.
Apple has been granted a patent (number 10,225,252) for “dynamic watch-based CAPTCHA” that would improve security on an Apple Watch.
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 this week’s picks.
Qualcomm wants Apple to pay $31 million in damages in the ongoing legal battle — or $1.40 per allegedly infringed iPhone, reports CNET.
Apple has decided to add original art to its Apple Music playlists with the goal “to bring “instant recognition to its own content,” according to The Verge.
There are times I really love my job as a technology writer, and this week has been one of those times. What’s the reason for my enthusiasm? Getting to put my hands on new charging technology that is going to revolutionize consumer electronics. Yesterday I reviewed the Elecjet Apollo Traveller Power Bank, which uses graphene technology to make a safe, cool-running and fast charging battery pack, and today I’m going to tell you about what’s known as GaNFast ™, which uses a Gallium Nitride based power chip rather than traditional silicon.
In response to the call from the Warren for President campaign to break up “big tech: companies such as Apple, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), the world’s leading think tank for science and technology policy, released the following statement from ITIF President Rob Atkinson, co-author of the book Big Is Beautiful: Debunking the Myth of Small Business:
What could be better than a 40,000mAh external battery pack? Well, how about if that battery pack had an AC outlet for your MacBook, a USB port for charging any number of accessories, and a USB-C port for keeping a MacBook or iPad Pro powered up? That’s the power of Swisstek’s Power Bar, which normally runs $229.99. The Apple World Today Deals Shop has this powerhouse on sale today for $124.99 (45% off), and you can scrape another 15% off of that price by using the promo code SEMIANNUAL at checkout.
In a note to clients — as noted by AppleInsider — analyst Ming-Chi Kuo — predicts that Apple will release smart glasses in 2020, and that they’ll be “powered” by an iPhone.
Spotify, Google, Pandora, and Amazon are all appealing a U.S. Copyright Royalty Board ruling that would see songwriter royalty payouts increase by 44%; however, Apple isn’t appealing, reports Variety.
At this week’s Addigy 2019 Partner Summit, technologist and entrepreneur Mario Cruz gave a talk on “The Future of Computing: Which Buzz Word Materializes.”
Apple World Today’s Dennis Sellers is in Miami, FL at the 2019 Addigy Partners Summit. Addigy is a powerful management web app and platform for Macs and iOS devices. The company held its inaugural summit last year, and it proved worthwhile to the company to get together with partners to meet, collaborate and engage on topics of interest regarding Apple and Addigy. Addigy uses the conference to not only find out how partners are doing with the service, but what challenges they’re running into and how Addigy can help solve those challenges.
Whoops! At a meeting of the Workforce Policy Advisory Board yesterday, President Donald Trump inadvertently called Apple CEO Tim Cook “Tim Apple”. While that faux pas quickly made it around the Internet, Cook took the entire situation with a great sense of humor, today changing his Twitter name from Tim Cook to “Tim ”.
AWT’s Dennis Sellers had an opportunity to interview longtime Apple analyst Gene Munster this morning at the Addigy 2019 Partner Summit in Miami, FL. We invite you to listen to this unedited interview and hear what Munster has to say about Apple’s past, present and future.
Apple has applied for a patent (number 20190075689) for “thermal regulation for a head-mounted display” that would keep a pair of augmented reality glasses comfortable when used for a long time.