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Friday, February 22, 2019

Apple HomePods are on sale for $234 ($115 off) today only

Apple HomePods are on sale for $234 ($115 off) today only

Amazon-owned Woot has just issued an aggressive discount on refurbished HomePods, delivering the lowest price anywhere on the smart speaker in your choice of Space Gray or White. Priced at just $234.99, this flash deal is valid today only while supplies last.

Facebook to rein in suspect market research programs following reprisals from Apple, public

Facebook to rein in suspect market research programs following reprisals from Apple, public

After taking heat for running ethically questionable data gathering initiatives, Facebook will shutter its Onavo Protect virtual private network app and stop recruiting new users for Facebook Research as it moves to more transparent paid programs.

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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Apple Watch credited with saving life of Seattle man with AFib

Apple Watch credited with saving life of Seattle man with AFib

Apple Watch was credited with saving the life of a Bothell, Wash., man who used the device's heart monitoring features to learn that his atrial fibrillation had returned, prompting doctors to get him back on medication to prevent a stroke.

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Tim Cook to deliver Stanford commencement address in June

Tim Cook to deliver Stanford commencement address in June

Apple CEO Tim Cook will address graduates of Stanford University at the school's 2019 commencement ceremony on June 16, according to a press release on Thursday.

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Apple's macOS adds official support for AMD Radeon RX 560 eGPUs

Apple's macOS adds official support for AMD Radeon RX 560 eGPUs

Apple in an update to a support document on Thursday announced initial macOS external graphics card compatibility with AMD's Radeon RX 560, as accomplished through Sonnet's Radeon RX 560 eGFX Breakaway Puck.

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VideoCompared: Samsung's Galaxy S10 range vs. Apple's iPhone XS and iPhone XR

Compared: Samsung's Galaxy S10 range vs. Apple's iPhone XS and iPhone XR

Apple's biggest smartphone rival, Samsung, has just announced its latest flagship devices, and even long-time iPhone users have to admit there are a few features that look really impressive. AppleInsider pits the Samsung launches against the iPhone XS to see how the rivals compare.

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ExclusiveLowest price ever: Apple's current 12-inch MacBook on sale for $799 ($500 off)

Lowest price ever: Apple's current 12-inch MacBook on sale for $799 ($500 off)

The exclusive deals keep rolling in at AppleInsider, delivering record low prices on Apple hardware. Save an incredible $500 on current 12-inch MacBooks for 48 hours only, bringing the price down to just $799 with free expedited shipping.

Intel officials believe that ARM Macs could come as soon as 2020

Intel officials believe that ARM Macs could come as soon as 2020

While a possible shift to an A-series processor in a Mac has been rumored for some time, a new report claims that Intel is certain that it is coming, and soon.

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Verizon says 5G coming to 30 US cities by end of 2019

Verizon says 5G coming to 30 US cities by end of 2019

Verizon on Thursday said it's working on deploying 5G to some extent in 30 U.S. cities by the end of 2019, another hint that the technology won't appear in iPhones until 2020.

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TipsUntangling monitor resolution and size — how to pick the best display for home and office use

Untangling monitor resolution and size — how to pick the best display for home and office use

If you're just diving into external monitors, the vast array of options and resolution spread before you can be enough to make you give up and buy an iMac just so that your monitor choice is made for you. AppleInsider talks about the three biggest and most important factors for a daily-use monitor for general use — screen size, resolution, and scaling.

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Apple 'Project Titan' vehicle could turn out to be an electric van

Apple 'Project Titan' vehicle could turn out to be an electric van

Apple's long-rumored "Project Titan" vehicle may not necessarily be for a "car," with a German magazine suggesting that, while still in the prototype stage, the eventual product may in fact end up being an electric-powered van.

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Lowest prices: $150-$225 off every 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Vega graphics

Lowest prices: $150-$225 off every 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Vega graphics

Back by popular demand, Apple authorized reseller Adorama is knocking $150 to $225 off every 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Vega 16 or Vega 20 graphics for a limited time. Plus, Adorama will not collect sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

Former Apple exec accused of insider trading goes free on $500K bond

Former Apple exec accused of insider trading goes free on $500K bond

Apple's former senior director of corporate law, Gene Levoff, has been temporarily released on a $500,000 bail bond while he awaits trial for insider trading.

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HP expands Apple device-as-a-service program to 20 more countries

HP expands Apple device-as-a-service program to 20 more countries

HP is expanding its "Device as a Service" program in a number of ways, with the support service that covers Apple devices in enterprise environments being made available in more countries in Europe while at the same time being enhanced to help predict when users will have issues with their hardware.

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Apple & Alipay launch interest-free $30 per month iPhone deal in China

Apple & Alipay launch interest-free $30 per month iPhone deal in China

In a sign of how eager it is to revive Chinese iPhone sales, Apple has made a pact with Alipay to let shoppers borrow money interest-free for Apple purchases and pay it back in 24 monthly installments.

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Transcend rolls out new USB-C-equipped portable SSDs with Gen 2 speeds

Transcend rolls out new USB-C-equipped portable SSDs with Gen 2 speeds

Transcend on Thursday launched a trio of Mac-compatible portable SSDs with USB-C, supporting Gen 2 and UASP for speeds up to 520 megabytes per second.

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Apple's 'modular' Mac Pro design may mean units that connect like Lego bricks

Apple's 'modular' Mac Pro design may mean units that connect like Lego bricks

A new report claims that the Mac Pro refresh will rely on a custom data connector, and mission-specific modules that can be stacked to provide what users need — but also that it may not ship to customers until 2020.

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Apple's holiday quarter hit market share hard, but still second-largest smartphone producer

Apple's holiday quarter hit market share hard, but still second-largest smartphone producer

Apple saw the biggest decline in smartphone sales in the fourth quarter of 2018 out of all major device vendors, according to Gartner's analysis of the global smartphone market, with the iPhone's reduced sales also causing Apple's market share to diminish compared to the same period in 2017.

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Goldman Sachs & Apple credit card with added iPhone features about to enter testing

Goldman Sachs & Apple credit card with added iPhone features about to enter testing

Apple and Goldman Sachs are continuing to work on a project that could result in a jointly-produced credit card, one that offers extra functions in the Wallet app that may help users manage their spending and their accounts more effectively, without requiring a separate card-specific app.

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Apple has doled out $120 billion to app developers worldwide in 11 years

Apple has doled out $120 billion to app developers worldwide in 11 years

In the 11 years since Apple first opened the App Store, developers worldwide have received over $120 billion, with European developers collecting just over $25 billion of that.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Apple falls from first to 17th place on Fast Company's 'Most Innovative' list

Apple falls from first to 17th place on Fast Company's 'Most Innovative' list

A year after taking the top spot on business magazine Fast Company's list of the "World's 50 Most Innovative Companies" in the world, Apple has fallen to 17th place behind both established corporations and fresh startups.

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Apple wiped all but one third-party SDK from Shazam for iOS in last update

Apple wiped all but one third-party SDK from Shazam for iOS in last update

It appears Apple is clearing house in its Shazam media identification app, as the company in a February update removed 10 third-party SDKs from the title, leaving Microsoft's HockeyApp as the last outside integration left standing.

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Apple's safety report for 'Project Titan' testing comes in at just 7 pages

Apple's safety report for 'Project Titan' testing comes in at just 7 pages

Apple on Wednesday released a voluntary safety report for its self-driving car project, significant mainly for how little the company is willing to share.

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VideoReview: Canon EOS R is a fantastic full-frame mirrorless camera that feels two years behind

Review: Canon EOS R is a fantastic full-frame mirrorless camera that feels two years behind

AppleInsider has spent the last month testing out Canon's first full-frame mirrorless EOS R shooter to see how it stacks up in an ever-growing mirrorless market.

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Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Fit & Galaxy Buds are Samsung's new wearables

Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Fit & Galaxy Buds are Samsung's new wearables

Beyond the Galaxy S10 and Fold, Samsung revealed multiple wearable devices on Wednesday: the Galaxy Watch Active, two Galaxy Fit trackers, and its AirPods-like Galaxy Buds.

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Samsung's Galaxy S10 guns for Apple with triple-lens camera, true edge-to-edge display

Samsung's Galaxy S10 guns for Apple with triple-lens camera, true edge-to-edge display

Samsung on Wednesday debuted four different tiers of the Galaxy S10, its latest flagship smartphone and main iPhone competitor, including one with 5G connectivity.

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The Galaxy Fold is Samsung's $1980 7.3-inch folding smartphone

The Galaxy Fold is Samsung's $1980 7.3-inch folding smartphone

The first product to debut in Samsung's Feb. 20 press event is the Galaxy Fold, its first-ever foldable smartphone, with an eye-watering price.

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Spectrum debuts $15 cable streaming service for Apple TV, iPhone, iPad users

Spectrum debuts $15 cable streaming service for Apple TV, iPhone, iPad users

For $15 per month, the Spectrum TV Essentials streaming service will provide more than 60 channels to an Apple TV or iPhone for customers of the company's internet service that don't have a cable television package.

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Apple rolls out third public beta versions of iOS 12.2, tvOS 12.2

Apple rolls out third public beta versions of iOS 12.2, tvOS 12.2

Made available just one day after the developer beta, participants of Apple's public beta program are now able to update their iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch to a new third beta build of iOS 12.2, and the fourth generation Apple TV and Apple TV 4K to tvOS 12.2.

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EditorialEditorial: Apple is making us wait for a new iMac for no good reason

Editorial: Apple is making us wait for a new iMac for no good reason

Apple's flagship machine, the iMac, has not been updated since June 2017, and it's not because of a lack of technical improvements that could be made. Apple has chosen to sideline the iMac for reasons known only to itself, but now is the time for a significant update.

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Use an iPhone to update the Nike Adapt BB sneakers, or you'll brick them

Use an iPhone to update the Nike Adapt BB sneakers, or you'll brick them

NikeOwners of the Nike Adapt BB, self-lacing sneakers that can be tied and loosened via a smartphone app, are reporting their high-tech footwear has been bricked by the Android version of the app, an issue caused through a faulty delivery of new firmware.

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Apple Pay activated on 383 million iPhones, worldwide

Apple Pay activated on 383 million iPhones, worldwide

Apple Pay is continuing to grow as a major player in the mobile payments market thanks to its loyal users, Loup Ventures notes, estimating that 43 percent of all iPhone users around the world have enabled Apple Pay on their devices.

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TipsHow to do basic editing and detailed markup of PDFs on Mojave

How to do basic editing and detailed markup of PDFs on Mojave

The more you need to edit or alter PDFs, the closer you come to needing third-party apps. Yet again, though, the Mac comes with PDF tools that are capable and useful — so let's talk about how to use them.

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The Nest Secure has a hidden microphone, and Google didn't tell owners for 18 months

The Nest Secure has a hidden microphone, and Google didn't tell owners for 18 months

Owners of Google's Nest Secure system are upset about a microphone on the product suddenly being enabled for Google Assistant — one that they weren't aware existed.

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iPhone supply chain settling down, stabilizing after rough holiday quarter

iPhone supply chain settling down, stabilizing after rough holiday quarter

Apple's iPhone suppliers are starting to show what could be signs of stabilization following the weaker than anticipated iPhone sales in the holiday quarter, according to JP Morgan, but the company still has to deal with the prospect of the global smartphone market continuing to slow down.

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Apple Watch 'Flight' spot highlights cellular functionality with airborne acrobatics

Apple Watch 'Flight' spot highlights cellular functionality with airborne acrobatics

Apple has released a new video for the Apple Watch Series 4 highlighting the freedom the cellular model provides to its users without requiring a nearby iPhone, by showing a runner whisked into the air and transported to the middle of a lake.

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Apple considering WWDC Mac Pro reveal, expansion of 'Project Marzipan'

Apple considering WWDC Mac Pro reveal, expansion of 'Project Marzipan'

WWDC may not see just the reveal of the Mac Pro ahead of an expected launch later in the year, but also an expansion of the initiative that makes it easier for developers to create one app for most of Apple's platforms.

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Samsung's 'Galaxy Fold' foldable phone leaks out hours before official reveal

Samsung's 'Galaxy Fold' foldable phone leaks out hours before official reveal

Multiple sources are showing what they call the "Galaxy Fold" featuring a new Infinity Flex display — and it comes with a notch.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

College student caught trafficking drugs through iOS app, title still available on App Store

College student caught trafficking drugs through iOS app, title still available on App Store

A UC Santa Cruz student was indicted last week on charges of distribution and possession with intent to distribute cocaine and methamphetamine, business he allegedly conducted through an app made available on Apple's iOS App Store.

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