It’s Thursday, so we’re going to have a look at one throwback that failed however has been reborn, some updates to Apple Maps, and the way Tim and Donald were given alongside:
- Apple Maps gained some excellent updates throughout the month, together with a number of indoor airport maps, lane steerage for some European nations, and public transit directions for five US states
- Tim Cook and Donald Trump had a productive assembly the previous day, with Cook lauding the tax cuts and tax reform, announcing that Apple can be making an investment in the US
- Remember the flop that used to be Snapchat Spectacles? Well, Spectacles 2 are out lately, with some new options that may lead them to widespread.
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This is Steve Sande for Apple World Today, and also you’re being attentive to the AWT News Update podcast for Thursday, April 26th, 2018. Excuse my tough voice on lately’s podcast, however hypersensitive reactions are doing a host on my throat.
Apple Maps is constantly up to date, and I love to make certain that we let our listeners know what’s been added to the mapping carrier. To get started with, lately Apple added indoor airport maps for three airports — Edinburgh (EDI) in Edinburgh, Scotland; Sydney International (SYD) in Sydney, Australia, and Hamad International (DOH) in Doha, Qatar. The maps are lovely detailed, and make allowance folks to seek for gates, bogs, safety checkpoints, and companies that perform in a terminal. That’s no longer all — you’ll additionally ask for navigation assist the usage of Apple’s indoor positioning generation. Last week, Apple added lane steerage to maps for Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Ireland and Poland in order that drivers know what lanes to be in for an upcoming flip or go out. Apple has additionally just lately added public transit directions for the states of Tennessee, Arkansas, Ohio, Maryland, and West Virginia.
Apple CEO Tim Cook met with President Donald Trump the previous day, and it seems that that the assembly went moderately smartly. White House Director of the National Economic Council Larry Kudlow attended a part of the assembly and stated that “Tim Cook used to be maximum useful… He loves the tax reduce and tax reform. He stated it’s nice for industry. And Apple goes to be development vegetation, campuses, including jobs, a variety of industry funding.” Kudlow additionally gave Cook kudos for his huge enjoy with doing industry in China, and made ideas about easy methods to take care of negotiations with the Chinese executive. Considering that the inventory markets had been chaotic during the last few months because of the opportunity of a business conflict with China, Cook’s enter might be useful in smoothing issues out.
Remember Snapchat Spectacles? They had been eyeglasses that had the potential of streaming video, they usually misplaced Snap about $40 million when masses of 1000’s of Spectacles remained unsold. Well, the corporate introduced Snapchat Spectacles 2 lately for $150, and it seems that that Snap did its homework to handle person issues. The glasses now take pictures and video, and don’t have the cheesy yellow ring across the cameras that alerted folks to the truth you had been taping them. The new glasses include a prescription possibility, a narrow body, and a smaller charging case, and may also be utilized in shallow water. Gone are the infantile colours of crimson and teal — the brand new Spectacles are available onyx black, ruby pink and sapphire blue, with reflected or herbal lens colours. Syncing the Spectacles by way of Bluetooth to an iPhone now simply calls for a seven-second press of the shutter button, and exports all the time occur in excessive definition. To be truthful with you, they nonetheless glance quite dorky, however are an enormous development over the unique flop. Time will inform if Spectacles 2 will get started a brand new development or if the arena isn’t in a position for sharing HD round pictures and movies thru Snapchat. By the best way, in case you pass with prescription Spectacles and wish revolutionary lenses, need your lenses to be polarized, and need to pass with high-index lenses to make the glasses lighter, you’re taking a look at a $450 invoice. Not that I regarded or anything else…
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