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2018

Disrupt Berlin 2018 heavy on machine learning, picks sperm freezer Legacy as Startup Battlefield winner

Sunday December 02, 2018

A panel of tech industry judges narrowed down a dozen contestants picked from over a thousand applicants to pick up the Disrupt Cup award at Disrupt Berlin 2018. The panel ultimately bypassed other startups putting machine learning directly into consumers' hands, and ultimately decided on a single winner that wiggled its way past the others to win $50,000 -- a Swiss startup named Legacy that freezes men's sperm when they are healthy and young to archive reproductive ability until the time is right.

Crime blotter: Brazen iPad mini warehouse theft, restauranteur fencing stolen MacBooks, more

Sunday December 02, 2018

Besides just a restaurant-owner that was selling pilfered MacBooks, Apple's iPad and iPhones are continuing targets of thefts everywhere, including from a blind man at Six Flags, and trouble at a Kijiji meetup.

Lowest prices ever: 2017 15" MacBook Pros for $1,549; high-end models on sale for $1,749; 12" MacBooks $819

Sunday December 02, 2018

Woot with Amazon is delivering the lowest prices ever on Mid 2017 12-inch MacBooks and 15-inch MacBook Pros with discounts of up to $1,050 off. These refurbished models are part of Amazon's Renewed program and are backed by a 90-day to 1-year Woot warranty.

Updated AirPods with wireless charging case expected in early 2019, redesign coming in late 2020

Sunday December 02, 2018

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has updated his predictions for Apple wireless earbud line, with a relatively minor upgrade expected in the next six months, and a more pronounced revision with design changes launching before the end of 2020.

Last call: Save $40 to $100 on 2018 iPad Pros with free expedited shipping

Saturday December 01, 2018

Now through 11:59 p.m. Eastern, B&H is knocking $40 to $100 off Apple's new 2018 iPad Pro. Both 11-inch and 12.9-inch models are discounted, with free expedited shipping and no tax in many states. These holiday deals end soon, so grab the savings while you can.

Disrupt Berlin 2018 sponsor Otter Voice Notes uses AI to create live, searchable transcripts

Saturday December 01, 2018

One of the most overtly impressive products on display at Disrupt Berlin was Otter Voice Notes, a live transcription service from AISense, powered by artificial intelligence. The product generates searchable archives of presentations, meetings, interviews, or any other audio feed, delivering transcribed text synchronized to an audio recording, with identified speakers and keyword metadata.

Compared: Fortnite on the iPhone XR versus Note 9

Saturday December 01, 2018

Fortnite continues to be a wildly popular mobile game, but while it has been shown to be a great game to play on the iPhone XS Max by AppleInsider, it has yet to be put through its paces on the iPhone XR. As a recent Fortnite update enabled the 60 frames per second option on iOS, now is the ideal time to see how the cheaper iPhone option for 2018 fares against the Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

Sending unsolicited nudes via AirDrop might soon be illegal in NYC

Saturday December 01, 2018

A bill introduced to the New York City Council this week seeks to address the growing problem of "cyber flashing," or the act of sending explicit photos to strangers through file sharing technology like Apple's AirDrop.

Apple turns retail logos red for World AIDS Day

Friday November 30, 2018

As it has done every December since 2012, Apple on Friday marked World AIDS Day by tinting red the Apple logos that front its stores around the world.

Microsoft surpasses Apple, retakes crown of world's most valuable company

Friday November 30, 2018

Microsoft passed Apple as the world's most valuable company with a market capitalization of $851 billion at the end of trading on Friday, retaking a position it last held more than eight years ago.

Apple shares mini documentary on Japan's 'decotora' shot entirely on iPhone XS

Friday November 30, 2018

Apple on Friday released a new short film in its "Shot on iPhone" marketing campaign, "Lady Misaki," about Japan's decotora -- a tradition of elaborately decorated trucks driving real cargo.

Review: Picaso Lab is hands-down our favorite MacBook protective sleeve

Friday November 30, 2018

Picaso Lab makes hands down the best leather sleeve we've used for our Mac. AppleInsider spends some time with the company's individually crafted classic sleeve for the 15-inch MacBook Pro.

Apple avoids iPhone ban in India by approving regulator's anti-spam app for download from the App Store

Friday November 30, 2018

Apple has ended a standoff with the telecommunications regulator of India, approving TRAI's anti-spam app for inclusion in the App Store, a move that also allows Apple to avoid threats from the regulator that could have led to the banning of iPhones from the country's mobile networks.

Rogue heart rate app highlights flaws in Apple's closed-door review process

Friday November 30, 2018

Today, multiple media outlets brought attention to a malicious "heart rate" scanning app that attempted to dupe wide-eyed shoppers into buying a $90 in-app purchase, which highlights that Apple still needs to do a lot more work on the app review process.

TestCard turns your iPhone into a private, clinical-grade urinalysis kit

Friday November 30, 2018

A UK startup is launching an app that uses the iPhone camera and flash system to provide immediate and accurate results for a variety of issues ranging from pregnancy to blood glucose to prostate health, kidney disease, STIs and even illicit drugs -- using low-cost test strips that arrive in the form of a postcard-sized mailer.

Apple's Cook to deliver keynote at Anti-Defamation League summit on anti-Semitism

Friday November 30, 2018

Tim Cook is slated to pick up the first-ever "Courage Against Hate" award at a Dec. 3 event hosted by the Anti-Defamation League, where the Apple CEO is additionally expected to make a keynote speech.

Here are the best 24 bands for your new Apple Watch

Friday November 30, 2018

With the holidays approaching and droves of upgraders switching to the Apple Watch Series 4, we are in peak band-buying season. AppleInsider has colelcted dozens of bands to pick out our favorites.

iPhones could cost up to $160 more if China tariff threat is followed through

Friday November 30, 2018

The Trump administration's threat of more China tariffs could significantly raise the price of iPhones for consumers, with the iPhone XS family potentially costing between $60 and $160 more if Apple passes the extra cost on to its customers.

Apple Watch deals: Save up to $370 with these holiday discounts

Friday November 30, 2018

Holiday savings are in effect now at Apple authorized resellers with the lowest prices anywhere on Apple Watch Series 3 devices. Save up to $370 on GPS Only and GPS + Cellular models at B&H, with free expedited shipping and a free screen protector valued at $19.99 with several styles. Supplies are limited at the reduced prices, so don't delay.

Woman fails to find Apple's Black Friday gift card offer terms, launches class action suit

Friday November 30, 2018

A dubious class action lawsuit against Apple accuses the company of misleading customers during its recent Black Friday shopping event by supposedly promoting products not covered by a gift card promotion, but the basis of the suit itself appears to stem from a consumer failing to read the terms and conditions of the sale.