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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Microsoft improves Office 2016 for Mac with real-time collaboration & automatic cloud saves

Microsoft improves Office 2016 for Mac with real-time collaboration & automatic cloud saves

Microsoft on Thursday released a major update of Offce 2016 for the Mac, adding features such as real-time collaboration and automatic saves for cloud-based files.

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Apple, Samsung under investigation by Italian government over planned obsolescence allegations

Apple, Samsung under investigation by Italian government over planned obsolescence allegations

Italy's antitrust organization has launched a probe investigating allegations that Apple and Samsung use software updates not as a tool to secure or expand upon smartphone capabilities, but to speed up the aging process and force users to buy new phones.

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Fix for 'chaiOS' malicious link that crashes Messages coming in next iOS update

Fix for 'chaiOS' malicious link that crashes Messages coming in next iOS update

The iPhone-crashing "chaiOS" bug in Messages is getting a fix, with Apple confirming that a patch is due "next week" to solve the problem.

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Podcast network TWiT sues Twitter for trademark infringement over social network's video push

Podcast network TWiT sues Twitter for trademark infringement over social network's video push

Twitter has been targeted in a lawsuit from podcast production company TWiT, with the social network accused of trademark infringement and a breach of contract after it started expanding into providing streaming video content to its users.

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Apple Macintosh logo by Andy Warhol goes up for auction, valued up to $30K

Apple Macintosh logo by Andy Warhol goes up for auction, valued up to $30K

A rare piece of art history is now up for sale in the form of an Apple Macintosh logo painted and signed by pop artist Andy Warhol.

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EU says Apple's cash repatriation plans won't alleviate Irish $15.9B back tax payments

EU says Apple's cash repatriation plans won't alleviate Irish $15.9B back tax payments

Though Apple is planning to pay the U.S. some $38 billion in taxes on repatriated foreign cash, that won't impact how much it owes in Ireland, a spokesman for the European Commission said on Thursday.

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ExclusiveLowest Prices Ever: 13" Touch Bar MacBook Pro for $1,299; iMacs as low as $799; plus no tax in 48 states and 0% financing

Lowest Prices Ever: 13

Kicking off 2018, shoppers can save $500 on Apple's 2016 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar in Space Gray. Now $1,299 with our exclusive coupon, this is the lowest price we've seen to date on this model. Closeout iMacs also start at just $799, a discount of $300 to $420 off. All with no tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ and 0% financing OAC.

Intel admits reboot issues in Spectre patch affects newer Skylake and Kaby Lake processors

Intel admits reboot issues in Spectre patch affects newer Skylake and Kaby Lake processors

Following Intel's release of patches to combat the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in its chips, the processor producer has confirmed that reports of PCs rebooting are not limited to just older chip generations, with newer releases also confirmed to be susceptible to rebooting when using the updated firmware.

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Facebook Messenger bug causing iPhone freezes when typing

Facebook Messenger bug causing iPhone freezes when typing

Some people using Facebook Messenger on iOS devices are finding themselves unable to type more than a few words in a single line before the app freezes, according to reports.

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TipsTips: How to make Windows 10 install media on macOS High Sierra

Tips: How to make Windows 10 install media on macOS High Sierra

Apple stripped the ability to make Windows 10 install media from a flash drive or external SSD in Sierra, but sometimes, you still need to be able to do it from a Microsoft-provided download. AppleInsider shows you how to do it.

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Apple joins other tech companies in urging protection of US work permits for highly-skilled immigrants' spouses

Apple joins other tech companies in urging protection of US work permits for highly-skilled immigrants' spouses

Apple and a number of other large technology companies are continuing to resist President Donald Trump's efforts to change U.S. immigration policy, urging the Trump administration to keep a program that allows the spouses of highly-skilled immigrants to work in the country.

Latest Apple Pay promo offers 20 percent off SpotHero parking

Latest Apple Pay promo offers 20 percent off SpotHero parking

Continuing a recent campaign, Apple is promoting a deal in which people can get 20 percent off parking fees if they use Apple Pay in SpotHero's iPhone app.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

New leases give Apple a large footprint in Los Angeles for content push

New leases give Apple a large footprint in Los Angeles for content push

Apple has reportedly leased more than 200,000 square feet of prime real estate in Culver City, California to support its expanding efforts in original video content.

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iPhone owners will be able to disable CPU throttling in future iOS version, Cook says

iPhone owners will be able to disable CPU throttling in future iOS version, Cook says

Apple CEO Tim Cook in an interview on Wednesday revealed a new iOS function will soon allow owners of iPhones with depleted batteries to disable built-in CPU throttling, a preventative measure designed to lengthen the life span of older handsets.

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How to buy Bitcoin, Ethereum at their current lows on your iPhone with Coinbase

How to buy Bitcoin, Ethereum at their current lows on your iPhone with Coinbase

Cryptocurrency volatility has generated sensationalized headlines over the past year, with cyclical valuation drops and surges that make even Apple's stock price look relaxed in comparison. Here's a look at how cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum's "Ether" work, and how you can get involved in trading them at their current lows with Coinbase, a popular and easy-to-use iOS app.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook cites GOP tax reform as driver in $350B US investment

Apple CEO Tim Cook cites GOP tax reform as driver in $350B US investment

Following Apple's announcement of plans to repatriate a chunk of its overseas cash to infuse some $350 billion into the U.S. economy over the next five years, CEO Tim Cook took part in an interview addressing the company's investment strategy, the iPhone slowdown controversy and more.

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Tim Cook pops up in Reno to celebrate Apple facility expansion

Tim Cook pops up in Reno to celebrate Apple facility expansion

Apple chief executive Tim Cook made an appearance in Reno, Nevada on Wednesday as his company broke ground on a new downtown warehouse that will serve Apple's nearby multi-billion data center.

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Apple video content push reportedly helping increase actors' salaries in negotiations with TV networks

Apple video content push reportedly helping increase actors' salaries in negotiations with TV networks

Apple's drive for video content is seemingly having a wider effect on how much actors get paid, with a report claiming Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman bolstered their pay from HBO for a project following after Witherspoon made a similar high-value deal for an Apple-commissioned drama.

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VideoVideo: Apple gets ready to ship HomePod after month-long delay

Video: Apple gets ready to ship HomePod after month-long delay

The HomePod was previously scheduled to hit the market before the end of last year, but Apple issued a statement in November saying it needed more time before the product is ready for customers, giving it an "early 2018" release date.

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Apple stock climbs on word of planned US investments & repatriated cash [u]

Apple stock climbs on word of planned US investments & repatriated cash [u]

Apple stock rose nearly $3 in Wednesday trading following the midday announcement of plans to invigorate the U.S. economy, including repatriating billions of dollars in foreign cash reserves. [Updated with news on employee stock bonuses]

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Apple Deals: 13" Macs as low as $899; iMacs from $799; 15" MacBook Pros from $1,799; iPads just $299, plus no tax in 48 states

Apple Deals: 13

Weekend deals are in effect now with instant rebates and coupon discounts on your favorite Apple products. Enjoy $200 off current 15" MacBook Pros, or pick up a closeout model at up to $1,000 off. Meanwhile, Apple's 13" Touch Bar MacBook Pro starts at $1,299, while iPads are as low as $299. Apple iMacs are also up to $420 off with no tax on orders shipped outside NY & NJ.

Ireland's plans for Apple to pay $15.9B in back taxes may be delayed until Q2 2018

Ireland's plans for Apple to pay $15.9B in back taxes may be delayed until Q2 2018

Ireland's attempt to collect an estimated 13 billion euro ($15.9 billion) in unpaid taxes could take longer than previously thought, after Prime Minister Leo Varadkar advised to EU lawmakers that initial payments could commence during the second quarter of this year.

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Apple diverting worker shuttles because of smashed windows

Apple diverting worker shuttles because of smashed windows

Apple is rerouting the daily buses that drive workers from San Francisco to Cupertino following incidents of broken windows, according to an internal email.

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Aspyr ships 'Civilization VI' Fall 2017 update for macOS, Metal-supporting games list compiled

Aspyr ships 'Civilization VI' Fall 2017 update for macOS, Metal-supporting games list compiled

Players of 'Civilization VI' on macOS have more downloadable content to enjoy, while a new list compiling games supporting Apple's Metal API offers more ways for gamers to push their Mac's GPU.

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Apple to pump $350B into US economy over next 5 years, pay record $38B in repatriation taxes [u]

Apple to pump $350B into US economy over next 5 years, pay record $38B in repatriation taxes [u]

Looking to boost its domestic image, Apple on Wednesday announced that it expects to contribute $350 billion to the U.S. economy during the next five years, picking up some 20,000 jobs in the process. (Updated with internal letter from Tim Cook.)

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ExclusiveKiller Deals: Save $50 to $300 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states & 0% financing

Killer Deals: Save $50 to $300 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states & 0% financing

First come, first served! AppleInsider readers can take advantage of exclusive coupons and instant discounts this week to instantly save between $50 and $300 on every Mid 2017 MacBook Pro, including Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. Plus, sales tax will not be collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ and systems qualify for 0% financing offer

Apple makes available sixth developer betas of tvOS 11.2.5 and iOS 11.2.5

Apple makes available sixth developer betas of tvOS 11.2.5 and iOS 11.2.5

A day after the fifth beta of High Sierra 10.13.5 was delivered to developers for testing, Apple has issued the sixth betas of iOS 11.2.5 and tvOS 11.2.5.

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Kristen Wiig on tap for new Apple-funded scripted comedy series

Kristen Wiig on tap for new Apple-funded scripted comedy series

Apple has teamed up with Reese Witherspoon's production company for the third time, to deliver the comedy vehicle starring Kristen Wiig in her first role outside of movies in over five years.

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TipsTips: How to create a PDF of a webpage for offline reading in iOS 11

Tips: How to create a PDF of a webpage for offline reading in iOS 11

Though there are certainly alternatives like Pocket, often the simplest way of saving a single page of a webpage for later reading on an iPhone or iPad — especially if you want to annotate it — is saving it as a PDF.

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'Top 100 Global Technology Leaders' list places Apple in sixth behind Microsoft, Alphabet

'Top 100 Global Technology Leaders' list places Apple in sixth behind Microsoft, Alphabet

Apple has been included in Thomson Reuters' list of the 'Top 100 Global Tech Leaders,' with the iPhone producer put into sixth place in the rankings of firms identified as 'the industry's most operationally sound and financially successful operations.'

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iPhone slowdown class action lawyers make 'inherently dangerous' demand for Apple to keep swapped batteries

iPhone slowdown class action lawyers make 'inherently dangerous' demand for Apple to keep swapped batteries

Lawyers working on one of a number of class-action lawsuit proposals over the iPhone battery slowdown issue want Apple to retain the old batteries it swaps out in its battery replacement program, along with a request to hand over any diagnostic data Apple produces relating to the batteries.

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Meltdown & Spectre discoveries credited to 22-year-old German genius

Meltdown & Spectre discoveries credited to 22-year-old German genius

The identification of the "Meltdown" and "Spectre" vulnerabilities in Intel- and ARM-based processors — including chips used in Apple's Macs, iPhones, and iPads — can be credited almost entirely to a Google security researcher in his early 20s, Jann Horn.

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Supply chain in uncharted territory with three iPhone flagships, bracing for reduced component orders

Supply chain in uncharted territory with three iPhone flagships, bracing for reduced component orders

Component producers in Apple's supply chain for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X are expecting orders for the parts to reduce in the first quarter of 2018, but it appears that they are using previous sales metrics based on two flagship model phones, rather than three for the predictions.

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Apple's first million HomePods now shipping from Inventec - report

Apple's first million HomePods now shipping from Inventec - report

Having missed an original December launch date, the HomePod is finally rolling off the production lines of one of two assembly partners, Inventec, a report said this week.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Apple CEO Tim Cook talks diversity, coding, more in interview with high school senior

Apple CEO Tim Cook talks diversity, coding, more in interview with high school senior

Apple CEO Tim Cook recently offered a few words of wisdom to high school senior Rebecca Kahn as part of a National Center for Women & Information Technology outreach program dubbed "Innovator to Innovator," which grants NCWIT Aspirations in Computing (AiC) Community members time with Apple executives.

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There's a new malicious link that can crash or hang Messages and Safari

There's a new malicious link that can crash or hang Messages and Safari

Yet another "text bomb" has surfaced, this time in the form of a website that can sometimes cause system crashes or hangups when received through Apple's Messages app on iOS and macOS.

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VideoWatch: Safari 11 Tips and Tricks

Watch: Safari 11 Tips and Tricks

Apples web browser, Safari, has been updated to Safari 11 with iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra with some pretty impressive updates that might go overlooked by casual users. We round up the best new features in this video.

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Siri learns to play news podcasts automatically

Siri learns to play news podcasts automatically

Now you can stay informed about the events of the day without ever touching your phone, thanks to a new podcast tweak to the hands-free mode in Apple's personal digital assistant.

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BMW to charge drivers $80 per year for CarPlay access in 2019

BMW to charge drivers $80 per year for CarPlay access in 2019

Since 2016, BMW has offered Apple CarPlay integration as a one-time add-on option, but that will soon change, as the German car maker is switching to a subscription model for 2019.

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