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Saturday, November 22, 2014

TipsHow to make the most of Apple's HealthKit in iOS 8

How to make the most of Apple's HealthKit in iOS 8

After a rocky start, Apple's built-in Health app now integrates with numerous activity tracking services and hardware to bring all your fitness data into one place. Here's a primer on how to best take advantage of the new wellness platform.

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ReviewReview: BrydgeAir keyboard makes your iPad Air feel like a 'MacBook mini'

Review: BrydgeAir keyboard makes your iPad Air feel like a 'MacBook mini'

iPad Air 1 & 2 owners looking for a quick and easy way to turn their tablet into a MacBook-style, lap-friendly portable computer need look no further than the new backlit BrydgeAir keyboard — a well-built, well-designed productivity accessory.

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ExclusiveLast call: 18 hours left to get the lowest prices anywhere on Apple's MacBooks with coupons

Last call: 18 hours left to get the lowest prices anywhere on Apple's MacBooks with coupons

Exclusive 3% discount coupons from MacMall that offer AppleInsider readers additional discounts — and the lowest prices anywhere — on Apple's MacBook Air and MacBook Pros will expire for the year in less than 18 hours.

ExclusiveDeals: Free Apple Magic Trackpad and 25-100% off AppleCare with each MacBook, Mac Pro and non-Retina iMac

Deals: Free Apple Magic Trackpad and 25-100% off AppleCare with each MacBook, Mac Pro and non-Retina iMac

As part of its ongoing effort to deliver substantial deals ahead of the Black Friday frenzy, AppleInsider has teamed with one of Apple's Authorized Resellers to give away a free Apple Magic Trackpad with every MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Pro, and non-Retina iMac that also comes bundled with deeply discounted 3-Year AppleCare plans.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Macintosh pirate flag reincarnated as art, for sale by original designer Susan Kare

Macintosh pirate flag reincarnated as art, for sale by original designer Susan Kare

Former Apple designer Susan Kare, who created famously distinct icons for the original Macintosh operating system, is selling through her online shop reproductions of the pirate flag that flew over the Mac team's building in 1983.

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Apple's A8 SoC reportedly capable of 4K video output, may pave way for ultra high-resolution Apple TV

Apple's A8 SoC reportedly capable of 4K video output, may pave way for ultra high-resolution Apple TV

According to a report on Friday, Apple's latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models are able to play back 4K video thanks to the powerful A8 system-on-chip, suggesting a future Apple TV model equipped with the same silicon would offer support for ultra high definition programming.

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Microsoft highlights lack of new Siri features to promote Cortana in new ad

Microsoft highlights lack of new Siri features to promote Cortana in new ad

Microsoft on Friday released a short ad bashing lack of enhancing Siri when it released the latest iPhone 6 models, expectedly touting Windows Phone-based Cortana virtual assistant technology.

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Judge approves Apple's $450 million e-book settlement

Judge approves Apple's $450 million e-book settlement

U.S. District Court Judge Denise Cote on Friday accepted Apple's $450 million proposal to settle a class action lawsuit regarding e-book price fixing leveled by 33 states and territories.

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Manual iCloud.com photo uploads now available to all Apple users

Manual iCloud.com photo uploads now available to all Apple users

After spending a few weeks in developer-only beta testing, the new iCloud.com photo uploading feature is now available on the Web to all Apple users with iCloud accounts.

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Apple officially begins selling automated iAds in bid to boost mobile advertising business

Apple officially begins selling automated iAds in bid to boost mobile advertising business

Apple and a series of partners officially announced on Friday that the iAd network is now accepting "programmatic" mobile advertisement purchases, in a change that brings Apple in-line with other ad services.

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Square plans to begin accepting Apple Pay with new NFC-compatible hardware in 2015

Square plans to begin accepting Apple Pay with new NFC-compatible hardware in 2015

Though many viewed them as competitors, Square and Apple Pay will link up in 2015, as the point-of-sale service is working on a new cash register that will accept Apple's NFC-based payment system.

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Existing Apple suppliers say GT Advanced promised too much, didn't diversify enough

Existing Apple suppliers say GT Advanced promised too much, didn't diversify enough

In the wake of the collapse of sapphire maker GT Advanced Technologies, longtime members of Apple's supply chain have characterized the iPhone maker as a tough but fair partner who offers component makers a chance at success, provided they take proper precautions.

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Apple adds new languages to iWork for iCloud, including Spanish, German, French & Chinese

Apple adds new languages to iWork for iCloud, including Spanish, German, French & Chinese

Apple's Web-based iWork suite was updated Friday with new languages for Pages, Numbers and Keynote, expanding international support for the beta iCloud productivity apps.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

iPhone 6, 6 Plus shipment times drop to 7 to 10 days, 6 Plus at 1 to 2 weeks

iPhone 6, 6 Plus shipment times drop to 7 to 10 days, 6 Plus at 1 to 2 weeks

Apple is slowly catching up with demand for its popular iPhone 6 two months after the handset launched, with the company's online storefront now showing shipping times pegged at 7 to 10 days for most models, including the 16GB iPhone 6 Plus.

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Google to settle patent suit leveled by Apple-backed Rockstar consortium

Google to settle patent suit leveled by Apple-backed Rockstar consortium

A court filing this week suggests Google has agreed to settle a patent dispute leveled by the Rockstar consortium, of which Apple is a major investor, suggesting the end is in sight for this particular lawsuit.

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Dropbox says OS X 10.10.1 Yosemite update resolves crashing issue, urges download

Dropbox says OS X 10.10.1 Yosemite update resolves crashing issue, urges download

Following Apple's release of OS X 10.10.1 Yosemite on Monday, Dropbox is sending emails to users confirming that the latest Mac maintenance update solves a rare crashing problem seen with apps integrated with Finder.

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Apple issues first OS X 10.10.2 Yosemite beta to developers for testing [u]

Apple issues first OS X 10.10.2 Yosemite beta to developers for testing [u]

Three days after releasing the OS X 10.10.1 Yosemite maintenance update, Apple on Thursday seeded the first beta for its next OS X 10.10.2 update to developers.

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Billboard to count streaming music services, digital sales in charts calculations

Billboard to count streaming music services, digital sales in charts calculations

Billboard's influential music chart is about to step into the 21st century as the company announced it will soon include metrics from on-demand Internet streaming services like Apple's Beats Music to its Billboard 200 album rankings.

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Morgan Stanley raises Apple price target to $126, says investors underestimate Apple Watch

Morgan Stanley raises Apple price target to $126, says investors underestimate Apple Watch

Morgan Stanley joins a number of other investment firms that have raised their price targets on shares of Apple stock this week, reflecting significant gains posted by the company heading into the holiday shopping season and in anticipation of next year's debut of the Apple Watch.

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Best Buy gets the jump on Black Friday with $320 iPad Air, $250 64GB iPod touch, $250 discount on AirPlay speaker

Best Buy gets the jump on Black Friday with $320 iPad Air, $250 64GB iPod touch, $250 discount on AirPlay speaker

Offering shoppers the opportunity to "beat the Black Friday rush," Best Buy on Thursday began offering limited-time deals on Apple's iPad Air and iPod touch, as well as Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, and a significant discount on an iHome AirPlay-compatible speaker.

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TipsRoundup: The best games showcasing Apple's Metal API for iOS 8

The launch of iOS 8 introduced new developer tools dubbed "Metal," allowing for more advanced graphics on both the iPhone and iPad. Here are the best games out now showcasing the power of Metal.

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Corning launches 2X harder Gorilla Glass 4 with improved drop damage resistance

Corning launches 2X harder Gorilla Glass 4 with improved drop damage resistance

Apple supplier Corning on Thursday took the wraps off of its next-generation Gorilla Glass 4, which the company says is up to two times harder than competing glasses used in existing smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices.

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Strong demand for iPhone 6 & 6 Plus persists, prompts Piper Jaffray to raise Apple price target to $135

Strong demand for iPhone 6 & 6 Plus persists, prompts Piper Jaffray to raise Apple price target to $135

Piper Jaffray has been tracking availability of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at Apple Stores and continues to see demand outstripping supply, leading the investment firm to raise its price target on AAPL stock on Thursday.

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Foxconn investing $2.6B into new display factory that will exclusively supply Apple

Foxconn investing $2.6B into new display factory that will exclusively supply Apple

Foxconn's Innolux will build a new $2.6 billion sixth-generation plant in Southern Taiwan to supply displays exclusively to Apple, after the iPhone maker made an "urgent" request, it was announced on Thursday.

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Evercore ups Apple target to $135, expects revenue growth to accelerate to 15% in 2015

Evercore ups Apple target to $135, expects revenue growth to accelerate to 15% in 2015

With a huge number of iPhone owners yet to upgrade to screen sizes larger than 4 inches, Evercore Partners expects major revenue growth for Apple in fiscal 2015 and beyond, and has increased its price target on the company's shares to $135.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Sony drops out of Steve Jobs movie, Universal rumored to take over

Sony drops out of Steve Jobs movie, Universal rumored to take over

In a surprising turn of events, Sony is reportedly no longer attached to the upcoming Steve Jobs movie penned by Oscar winner Aaron Sorkin and based on Walter Isaacson's biography of the tech guru.

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Apple continues to enhance Maps app with new business listings providers

Apple continues to enhance Maps app with new business listings providers

After Apple's Maps app launched to negative reviews in 2012, the company has actively taken steps to enhance the fledgling navigation service, the latest effort being the addition of listings data from at least ten new companies.

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DOJ: A child will die due to Apple's iOS 8 encryption tech

DOJ: A child will die due to Apple's iOS 8 encryption tech

During a closed-door meeting in October, Deputy Attorney General James Cole told Apple its recently implemented iMessage encryption technology will one day result in a dead child, according to a report published Wednesday.

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Details of GT Advanced implosion emerge in Apple letter to creditors

Details of GT Advanced implosion emerge in Apple letter to creditors

Following bankruptcy court filings that seek to postpone Apple's settlement agreement with GT Advanced, a report on Wednesday reveals inside details on why the ambitious sapphire production project went south.

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