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Monday, February 27, 2017

VideoHow to: change the email address linked to your Apple ID account

How to: change the email address linked to your Apple ID account

Apple ID is the gateway to Apple's online services — App Store, iCloud, iTunes and more — and is a crucial part of your digital identity. AppleInsider shows you how to change the email address that serves as your Apple ID login credential in a few easy steps.

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Banco Santander partners with IBM to develop suite of iOS MobileFirst banking apps

Banco Santander partners with IBM to develop suite of iOS MobileFirst banking apps

Santander, one of the world's top banks by market capitalization, has announced plans to collaborate with IBM on the development of a series of native iOS apps to support a "digital transformation" of its business, assisting its bankers to create deeper engagements with clients.

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Nokia rebrands Withings, launches HealthKit competitor 'Patient Care Platform'

Nokia rebrands Withings, launches HealthKit competitor 'Patient Care Platform'

Nokia is making a bigger push into the healthcare market, announcing at Mobile World Congress that the health and fitness accessory maker Withings will rebrand its products under the Nokia name, as well as revealing a "Patient Care Platform" that appears to directly compete against Apple's HealthKit.

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New T-Mobile promo offers three unlimited One lines for $100

New T-Mobile promo offers three unlimited One lines for $100

U.S. carrier T-Mobile on Monday announced a promotion designed to attract new subscibers as well as keep existing ones, offering three lines of the company's unlimited One tier for $100.

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FeatureHead to head: Comparing AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile & Verizon's 'unlimited' wireless plans for iPhone [u]

Head to head: Comparing AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile & Verizon's 'unlimited' wireless plans for iPhone [u]

All four of the big U.S. wireless providers once again have unlimited plans available to smartphone users. AppleInsider looks into the four, and gives you the data you need to make the best choice possible if you're in the market [updated with latest info].

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Apple debuts fourth betas of iOS 10.3, macOS Sierra 10.12.4, and watchOS 3.2

Apple debuts fourth betas of iOS 10.3, macOS Sierra 10.12.4, and watchOS 3.2

In what appears to be a regular release day, Apple on Monday made the fourth betas of iOS 10.3, watchOS 3.2, and macOS 10.12.4 available for developers to download and test.

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Original iPhone, 3G, 3GS still in active use, 2016 web traffic report reveals

Original iPhone, 3G, 3GS still in active use, 2016 web traffic report reveals

Older iPhones are still in use despite their age, according to a report on mobile Internet usage, with the original iPhone 3G, and 3GS all highlighted in traffic monitoring research for 2016 that compares the use of Apple devices against other manufacturers in the smartphone market.

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ReviewD-Link's HomeKit-connected Omna 180 is a great pet, baby or nanny cam, but security hounds should look elsewhere

D-Link's HomeKit-connected Omna 180 is a great pet, baby or nanny cam, but security hounds should look elsewhere

If you don't feel a need to be covert with a live camera feed from your home, the D-Link Omna 180 is a great choice for keeping tabs on your pets or loved ones. It's also the first HomeKit-enabled camera on the market, but security-focused users should probably wait for another option.

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Apple & SAP to deliver Cloud Platform SDK for iOS on March 30

Apple & SAP to deliver Cloud Platform SDK for iOS on March 30

Enterprise software giant SAP on Monday announced that its upcoming Cloud Platform SDK for iOS, developed in cooperation with Apple, will officially be released on March 30.

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ExclusiveApple Deals: 15" MacBook Pro (2.7GHz, 16GB, 512GB, 455) w/ AppleCare for $2,799; 13" MacBook Pro $1,329

Apple Deals: 15

Shoppers this week can exclusively save $350 on Apple's upgraded Late 2016 15" Touch Bar MacBook Pro in Space Gray with Radeon 455 graphics and no tax collected outside NY and NJ. Apple's 13" MacBook Pro is also $1,329 ($170 off) with our exclusive coupon.

Leaks show off Samsung's Galaxy S8 & S8+ ahead of March 29 reveal

Leaks show off Samsung's Galaxy S8 & S8+ ahead of March 29 reveal

Photos and videos posted over the weekend allegedly show the final designs of Samsung's latest answers to the Apple iPhone, the Galaxy S8 and S8+, which should be officially revealed at an event in late March.

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AT&T intros two new unlimited plans including $60, 3Mbps 'Unlimited Choice'

AT&T intros two new unlimited plans including $60, 3Mbps 'Unlimited Choice'

AT&T will on Thursday launch two more unlimited data plans available to Apple iPhone owners, Unlimited Plus and Unlimited Choice, hoping to steer people away from similar plans recently offered by its rivals.

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ExclusiveKiller Deals: Save $150 to $415 instantly on Apple's new Touch Bar MacBook Pros with Apple Care, plus no tax in 48 states

Killer Deals: Save $150 to $415 instantly on Apple's new Touch Bar MacBook Pros with Apple Care, plus no tax in 48 states

First come, first served: AppleInsider readers can use exclusive coupons this week to instantly save between $150 and $415 on every possible configuration of Apple's new Late 2016 MacBook Pros bundled with AppleCare, including all 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models and all 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models. Plus sales tax isn't collected in 48 states.

February Apple Park drone footage shows completed R&D facility, near-final solar installations

February Apple Park drone footage shows completed R&D facility, near-final solar installations

With the move-in date fast approaching, a new video has been published showing the advances that the construction teams have made on the newly christened Apple Park headquarters and Steve Jobs Theater in the last month.

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Warren Buffett grows Berkshire Hathaway AAPL stake to 133 million shares worth $17 billion

Warren Buffett grows Berkshire Hathaway AAPL stake to 133 million shares worth $17 billion

Chairman and chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway Warren Buffett proclaims in an interview that his firm purchased around 120 million AAPL shares just in 2017, with a total value of more than $17 billion.

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EditorialEditorial: The future of Steve Jobs' iPad vision for Post-PC computing, part 2

Editorial: The future of Steve Jobs' iPad vision for Post-PC computing, part 2

In 2010, Steve Jobs introduced the first iPad as a new product category between the smartphone and notebook. Born into ridicule, there's still a widespread misunderstanding of what iPad actually is, seven years later. Here's a look at why.

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

EditorialEditorial: The future of Steve Jobs' iPad vision for Post-PC computing

Editorial: The future of Steve Jobs' iPad vision for Post-PC computing

In 2010, Steve Jobs introduced the first iPad as a new product category between the smartphone and notebook. It ended up dramatically shifting demand in the PC industry, but sales have since plateaued. Here's what Apple can do, has done and is doing to build iPad into the Post-PC future of computing.

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ReviewReview: eero Wi-Fi is a solid option for Apple's outgoing AirPort

Review: eero Wi-Fi is a solid option for Apple's outgoing AirPort

With the rumor that Apple is discontinuing Airport and Time Machine Wi-Fi products, it leaves some users looking for new solutions. One new option might be Eero, one of the latest entrants in the field.

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

ReviewReview: CalDigit Thunderbolt 3 TS3 Lite dock for MacBook Pro

Review: CalDigit Thunderbolt 3 TS3 Lite dock for MacBook Pro

A bevy of Thunderbolt 3 docks for the 2016 MacBook Pro have arrived, and AppleInsider takes a look at the first one to cross our test bench — the CalDigit TS3 Lite.

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This week on AI: 3D facial recognition for 'iPhone 8,' Apple Park opening in April & more

This week on AI: 3D facial recognition for 'iPhone 8,' Apple Park opening in April & more

New iPhones may still be 7 months away, but that didn't stop a host of 'iPhone 8' rumors from emerging this week. Apple meanwhile revealed the name and opening date of its new headquarters, Apple Park, and one rumor teased the possibility of an "iPad Pro 2" and more at a March event.

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Apple board member Al Gore sells $29.5M of company stock

Apple board member Al Gore sells $29.5M of company stock

A U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing on Friday reveals Apple board member Al Gore this week sold 215,437 shares of AAPL stock worth about $29.5 million.

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Apple Inc. valuation now more than $134 billion greater than Alphabet's Google

Apple Inc. valuation now more than $134 billion greater than Alphabet's Google

Shares of Apple are collectively worth $713.96 billion as of today's market close, while the market cap of Alphabet Inc (which includes Google) closed today at $579.15 billion, a difference of $134.81 billion. However, Google's search results still point to year-old stories touting Google briefly surpassing Apple in market cap twice last spring.

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Third-party iPhone screen repairs no longer void warranty, Apple says

Third-party iPhone screen repairs no longer void warranty, Apple says

In an apparent policy shift, Apple recently notified store technicians that third-party iPhone screen repairs no longer void the handset's standard warranty as long as the unauthorized fix does not damage the casing or other related components.

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Jeep & Porsche reveal new vehicles equipped for Apple's CarPlay

Jeep & Porsche reveal new vehicles equipped for Apple's CarPlay

Two major automakers, Jeep and Porsche, this week announced early details on new vehicles supporting Apple's CarPlay — the latter company offering the platform on an unusually large 12.3-inch touchscreen.

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TipsHow to cancel an App Store subscription using your iPad or iPhone

How to cancel an App Store subscription using your iPad or iPhone

If you've subscribed to a service such as Netflix or Spotify through the App Store, and are now looking to terminate your subscription, it takes just a few simple steps to cancel. AppleInsider shows you how.

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Amazon considering office suite to pilfer enterprise customers from Microsoft, Google

Amazon considering office suite to pilfer enterprise customers from Microsoft, Google

To combat Microsoft and Google, Amazon appears to be in the early stages of developing its own office suite, utilizing the power and ubiquity of its AWS platform to support it.

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Hands-OnUpdated Reverb app tries to bring Alexa to the iPhone and Mac

Updated Reverb app tries to bring Alexa to the iPhone and Mac

While examining Reverb, AppleInsider determines Alexa in name only is no Alexa at all. The new app aims to bring Amazon's personal assistant to the Mac, but in our tests it fell short.

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Uber, Yelp, OKCupid among major iOS apps potentially affected by massive 'Cloudbleed' leak

Uber, Yelp, OKCupid among major iOS apps potentially affected by massive 'Cloudbleed' leak

Content delivery network Cloudflare has suffered a serious, months-long breach of user data, including content from thousands of websites and iOS apps Uber, Fitbit, Yelp, and OKCupid, according to reports.

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Apple's Tim Cook marks Steve Jobs's 62nd birthday on Twitter

Apple's Tim Cook marks Steve Jobs's 62nd birthday on Twitter

Apple CEO Tim Cook took to Twitter on Friday to mark what would've been the 62nd birthday of his predecessor, company co-founder Steve Jobs.

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Apple iPhone supplier TSMC on track to ship 10nm chips in this quarter, 'expand rapidly'

Apple iPhone supplier TSMC on track to ship 10nm chips in this quarter, 'expand rapidly'

Apple's main mobile processor manufacturer, TSMC, is reportedly set to begin commercial shipments of 10-nanometer chips in the next month — likely supporting claims that the "A11" processors in upcoming iPhones will use the technology.

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FeatureAppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 8' rumors, a rumored iPad event, and which W1 headphones to get

AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 8' rumors, a rumored iPad event, and which W1 headphones to get

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about the 'iPhone 8', the iPad event coming up, AirPods vs Powerbeats3, and more.

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ExclusiveiMac Deals: Save $170 to $300 on 27-inch iMac 5K & 21.5-inch iMac 4K desktops with AppleCare plus no tax outside NY & NJ

iMac Deals: Save $170 to $300 on 27-inch iMac 5K & 21.5-inch iMac 4K desktops with AppleCare plus no tax outside NY & NJ

In the market for a new iMac? Readers this week can save $170 to $300 on current-generation 27-inch iMac 5Ks (Late 2015) paired with AppleCare extended protection plans. Or take $170 to $270 off 21.5-inch iMac 4Ks bundled with AppleCare. Apple's 21" iMac HD line is also up to $170 off with our exclusive coupon — all with free shipping and no tax collected outside NY and NJ.

Apple says 'looking into' video of apparent iPhone 7 Plus meltdown

Apple says 'looking into' video of apparent iPhone 7 Plus meltdown

Apple is investigating the circumstances behind a widely circulated video showing a partially melted, smoking iPhone 7 Plus, the result of what appears to be a major device malfunction, reports said late Thursday.

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Rumor: 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models might not arrive until May

Rumor: 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models might not arrive until May

A questionable report out of East Asia on Friday claims Apple is taking longer than expected to bring two large format iPads to market — a 12.9-inch iPad Pro revamp and a new 10.5-inch version — with both models now said to launch in May at the earliest.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Server firmware security incident in 2016 forced Apple to sever ties with vendor Super Micro [u]

Server firmware security incident in 2016 forced Apple to sever ties with vendor Super Micro [u]

While there appears to be no breach of Apple's security, the company terminated its relationship with hardware vendor SuperMicro because of concerns about firmware update security, and an update that potentially compromised a Siri server bank, plus the App Store's search server development environment. [Updated]

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Apple's iOS 10.2.1 addresses unexpected iPhone 6, 6s shutdowns

Apple's iOS 10.2.1 addresses unexpected iPhone 6, 6s shutdowns

Apple on Thursday revealed an iOS point update that was released a month ago includes a bug fix for an issue causing iPhone 6, 6s, 6 Plus and 6s Plus device owners to experience unexpected shutdowns.

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Alphabet's Waymo self-driving car firm sues Otto and Uber for stealing key technology

Alphabet's Waymo self-driving car firm sues Otto and Uber for stealing key technology

Alphabet's Waymo on Thursday sued Uber and its subsidiary Otto, accusing the companies of stealing key self-driving car patents covering a proprietary light detection and ranging, or LiDAR, system.

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Apple's iTunes Remote updated with two-factor authentication

Apple's iTunes Remote updated with two-factor authentication

Apple on Thursday updated its iTunes Remote app for iPhones and iPads with support for two-factor authentication, reflecting the company's growing use of the security concept.

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Cellebrite director says firm now doing 'lawful' extraction of data through iPhone 6

Cellebrite director says firm now doing 'lawful' extraction of data through iPhone 6

Cellebrite — the firm thought to be responsible for helping the FBI extract data from the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook — is doing "lawful unlocking and evidence extraction" from Apple devices through the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, according to the company's Forensics Research director.

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