News round-up: Apple announces second annual Chicago Music Summit(and more)

5 hours 23 minutes ago
Apple has announced the second annual Chicago Music Industry Summit starting Aug. 31 at Apple Michigan Avenue for a month of sessions with leaders in the local music scene. Apple describes the month-long event as a way to “connect with others and tap into creative resources to help further your career in music and the arts.”
Dennis Sellers

Rumor: Apple Arcade to cost $4.99 per month

6 hours 6 minutes ago
According to 9to5Mac, Apple’s upcoming Apple Arcade game streaming service may cost $4.99 per month. The Sellers Research Group (that’s me) hopes the rumor is true. I was anticipating $6.99 per month.
Dennis Sellers

Nomad Stealth 3-Port USB Hub On Sale Today

13 hours 30 minutes ago
If you don’t have a USB hub by now, you’re probably suffering from the inability to charge up more than one device at a time. That’s why we have this stealthy Nomad 3-port USB Hub on sale today for just $19.99 - we don’t like for our readers to suffer!
Steven Sande

WiGig support in future Macs would be nice

15 hours 30 minutes ago
Hopefully, future Macs will add support for 802.11ad, also known as WiGig (although it will almost certainly come to the iPhone and iPad first) Its name makes it sound like the follow-up to 802.11ad, but that's not the case.
Dennis Sellers

Notable apps and updates, Aug. 12-17

2 days 16 hours ago
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.
Dennis Sellers

Group of app developers say upcoming iOS changes will hurt their business

3 days 5 hours ago
Apple says upcoming changes to iOS will better protect the privacy of users. However, according to The Information, a group of app developers have told the tech giant that some of the changes will hurt their businesses, while accusing the company of anti-competitive behavior in the way it subjects its own software to the new rules.
Dennis Sellers

Self-driving cars predicted to take off by 2021

3 days 15 hours ago
I’m still dubious that we’ll ever see an Apple-branded car, but, if we do, Apple needs to at least start talking it up soon, as Juniper Research has forecast almost 20 million fully autonomous or self-driving vehicles on the road by 2025, with consumer adoption set to take off in 2021.
Dennis Sellers
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