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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Presidents' Day Apple deals: Macs on sale from $749 (up to $700 off), plus hundreds off iPad Pros & more

Presidents' Day Apple deals: Macs on sale from $749 (up to $700 off), plus hundreds off iPad Pros & more

Current Apple hardware is on sale this holiday weekend with triple digit savings on 2018 MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros, delivering the lowest prices of the year. Prices start at just $749 for Mac computers, with markdows of up to $700 off. This weekend is also your last chance to snap up a free pair of $150 JBL headphones with 2017 12.9-inch iPad Pros.

VideoVideo: Should you get an eGPU for your new 2018 Mac mini?

Video: Should you get an eGPU for your new 2018 Mac mini?

The 2018 Mac mini is a welcome refresh to the compact Mac product line, but the Intel graphics are weak. AppleInsider examines whether it is worth the extra expense of adding an external GPU to the Mac mini.

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Apple Music promo lets subscribers give one month of free service to a friend

Apple Music promo lets subscribers give one month of free service to a friend

In what is quickly becoming Apple's preferred method of advertising to existing customers, the company on Friday sent out an iOS push notification offering Apple Music subscribers the ability to give away one free month of service.

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'AirPods 2' rumored to launch in spring alongside AirPower, feature new black color option

'AirPods 2' rumored to launch in spring alongside AirPower, feature new black color option

Echoing earlier rumors, a report claimed on Friday that Apple will ship second-generation AirPods product this spring, including a new black color option.

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Apple to acquire voice app firm PullString in deal worth below $100M, report says

Apple to acquire voice app firm PullString in deal worth below $100M, report says

As part of a larger push into voice recognition and artificial intelligence technology, Apple has reportedly agreed to purchase PullString, a San Francisco startup focused on the development and publication of voice apps for Amazon's Alexa, Google Assistant and "internet of things" hardware.

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Apple's latest iPhone XS & XR ad 'Bokeh'd' plays with social downsides of Depth Control

Apple's latest iPhone XS & XR ad 'Bokeh'd' plays with social downsides of Depth Control

Perhaps signalling that it's embarking on a broader campaign, Apple has released a second ad promoting Depth Control on the iPhone XS & XR, "Bokeh'd."

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Healthcare tech firm Epic Systems says it won't consider any Apple buyout offer

Healthcare tech firm Epic Systems says it won't consider any Apple buyout offer

Despite its potentially lucrative nature, the CEO of healthcare IT firm Epic Systems says she won't consider any possible takeover offer by Apple.

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ReviewReview: The G-Drive Mobile USB-C HDD is a great storage solution for your Mac

Review: The G-Drive Mobile USB-C HDD is a great storage solution for your Mac

Finally, G-Technology has added a USB-C port to the G-Drive Mobile line, and we've got one on our test bench.

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Apple extends Chinese iPhone XS & XR trade-up offers through March 25

Apple extends Chinese iPhone XS & XR trade-up offers through March 25

Apple is extending a Chinese promo in which shoppers get better credit for old iPhones put towards the cost of an iPhone XS or XR.

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Niantic agrees to change Pokemon Go locations in trespassing lawsuit settlement

Niantic agrees to change Pokemon Go locations in trespassing lawsuit settlement

Game studio Niantic has settled a lawsuit surrounding the popular iOS game Pokemon Go, pending judicial review, a suit where property owners complained about players of the hit title causing a nuisance in physical locations designated as Pokestops and Pokemon Gyms.

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TipsHow to make PDFs in macOS Mojave without any extra software

How to make PDFs in macOS Mojave without any extra software

You've been able to make a PDF out of any document on Macs for years. We take it so much for granted, though, that we don't know what extra options we've got — nor noticed how Apple is trying to change the way we're supposed to make PDFs. AppleInsider walks you through making a PDF, with only the tools that come with macOS.

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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.

FTC & Facebook negotiating record-breaking billion-dollar privacy violation fine

FTC & Facebook negotiating record-breaking billion-dollar privacy violation fine

Facebook and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission are in talks over a privacy violations fine that could cost the former billions of dollars.

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VideoCompared: Apple's Smart Battery Case versus Mophie Juice Pack Access

Compared: Apple's Smart Battery Case versus Mophie Juice Pack Access

Both Apple and Mophie have introduced their own battery cases which spurs the debate on which route people should go. Apple's Smart Battery Case and Mophies Juice Pack Access have their benefits, but which is best is going to be up to you.

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Apple sued over faulty iPad battery behind 2017 lethal apartment fire in New Jersey

Apple sued over faulty iPad battery behind 2017 lethal apartment fire in New Jersey

A lawsuit has accused Apple of being responsible for the death of a man in New Jersey in 2017, following a fire caused by a faulty battery pack in an iPad, with the suit alleging the tablet was "unreasonably dangerous and unsafe" due to having "defects in its design."

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ExclusiveExclusive bonus: Up to $380 off 12.9" iPad Pros plus free JBL E55BT wireless headphones ($150 value)

Exclusive bonus: Up to $380 off 12.9

While supplies last, B&H Photo is knocking hundreds off 2017 12.9-inch iPad Pros and throwing in a free pair of JBL E55BT Bluetooth Over-Ear Headphones valued at $149.95 exclusively for AI readers. Add free expedited shipping and a free screen protector to the mix, and these deals offer shoppers an additional $170 in freebies on top of instant rebates of up to $380 off.

Apple's latest conflict minerals report says five smelters & refiners removed during 2018

Apple's latest conflict minerals report says five smelters & refiners removed during 2018

Apple on Friday submitted its latest annual conflict minerals report with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, revealing that it asked suppliers to kick out five smelters and refiners during 2018.

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Real-world LTE speed has doubled since iPhone 5s, is big reason to upgrade

Real-world LTE speed has doubled since iPhone 5s, is big reason to upgrade

Owners of older iPhone models should upgrade to newer versions if they want to benefit from faster cellular speeds, research from OpenSignal advises, with the iPhone 5s seemingly only capable of half of the network performance of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max due to the use of older communications technologies.

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Samsung poised to challenge Apple at retail in US with first full-scale stores

Samsung poised to challenge Apple at retail in US with first full-scale stores

Looking to push beyond its modest retail efforts so far, Apple rival Samsung is planning to open three full-scale U.S. stores on Feb. 20, the same day it announces the Galaxy S10 and its first foldable phone.

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FeatureAmazon buys Eero, March 25 for 'Apple News Magazines,' and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

Amazon buys Eero, March 25 for 'Apple News Magazines,' and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William talk about digital data security and how protecting your privacy is getting harder, and whether or not it makes sense for Apple to start making their own Wi-Fi routers again.

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Allstate acquires iPhone repair outfit iCracked, joins 'right to repair' fight against Apple

Allstate acquires iPhone repair outfit iCracked, joins 'right to repair' fight against Apple

Insurance firm Allstate is expanding its offerings in the field of consumer protection plans by acquiring repair outfit iCracked, a purchase that could allow customers of its plans to more easily repair their iPhones and iPads, and could also give the company more sway in pushing for right-to-repair legislation in the United States.

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Samsung app leaks new Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Buds earphones, fitness bands

Samsung app leaks new Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Buds earphones, fitness bands

Samsung inadvertently unveiled a slate of new wearable products in an app update on Thursday, revealing images of unannounced devices like a new Galaxy Watch and a set of wireless earphones dubbed Galaxy Buds that will likely debut at a special media event slated for Feb. 20.

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Apple's Beats releases 'NBA Collection' Studio3 Wireless headphones in six team colors

Apple's Beats releases 'NBA Collection' Studio3 Wireless headphones in six team colors

Some five months after Apple inked a deal to make Beats the official supplier of audio products for the National Basketball Association, the company on Thursday announced availability of "NBA Collection" Studio3 Wireless models that sport colors and livery from six teams.

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iPhone XS 4G speeds at least 26 percent faster than predecessors, study shows

iPhone XS 4G speeds at least 26 percent faster than predecessors, study shows

Apple's 2018 iPhone models — particularly the XS line — offered the first significant boost to 4G data speeds in several years, according to research firm OpenSignal.

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Warren Buffett reduced stake in Apple at end of 2018

Warren Buffett reduced stake in Apple at end of 2018

Legendary investor Warren Buffett reduced his position in Apple to 249.6 million shares as of Dec. 31, with the reporting period ending just days before the tech giant announced it would miss first quarter revenue guidance due to sluggish iPhone sales.

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Apple reportedly acquires digital marketing firm DataTiger

Apple reportedly acquires digital marketing firm DataTiger

According to recent regulatory filings, Apple has acquired U.K.-based digital marketing firm DataTiger in a move that could bolster the tech giant's already prodigious marketing apparatus.

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Apple's video service availability may be months after reveal, potentially as late as fall

Apple's video service availability may be months after reveal, potentially as late as fall

Although Apple is now widely predicted to reveal its streaming video service on March 25, the actual launch could still be months away, a report said on Thursday.

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Discontinued iPhone SE reappears for sale in Apple's online clearance section for $249

Discontinued iPhone SE reappears for sale in Apple's online clearance section for $249

Apple has made more stock of the iPhone SE available through the clearance section of its online store, giving users wanting to pick up the compact iPhone yet another chance to buy one from the company directly, though it is likely to be a short-lived sale.

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No Chinese iPhone rebound seen in January following Apple's harsh December quarter

No Chinese iPhone rebound seen in January following Apple's harsh December quarter

Actions to revive Chinese iPhone sales aren't having much luck, at least not so far, but the next two months are more important if there is going to be a short-term turnaround in the country.

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Lego returning to ARKit 2 with 'Hidden Side' haunted interactive playsets

Lego returning to ARKit 2 with 'Hidden Side' haunted interactive playsets

Lego's upcoming Hidden Side playsets will offer ARKit 2 'haunted' gameplay using a companion iPhone app, offering more ways to play.

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Amazon bailing on $2.5 billion NYC headquarters after coming under fire from lawmakers

Amazon bailing on $2.5 billion NYC headquarters after coming under fire from lawmakers

Under pressure from citizens and lawmakers, Amazon has pulled the plug on a large facility in New York City and is walking away from billions in incentives.

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Disney boots Apple off top US spot in 2019 'Brand Intimacy' study

Disney boots Apple off top US spot in 2019 'Brand Intimacy' study

Entertainment megacorporation Disney has, for the first time, replaced Apple at the top of MBLM's annual "Brand Intimacy" study in the U.S., gauging the emotional attachments manufactured by brands.

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VideoVideo: Nvidia support was abandoned in macOS Mojave, and here's why

Video: Nvidia support was abandoned in macOS Mojave, and here's why

Apple's macOS Mojave is a great software update for most users. But, it isn't for those who are using an Nvidia graphics card in their Mac Pro or inside of an external GPU enclosure, so let's talk about why.

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EditorialEditorial: Apple's demand for 50 percent of news and magazine revenue is either bold or very foolish

Editorial: Apple's demand for 50 percent of news and magazine revenue is either bold or very foolish

It's believed that if you're a publisher signing up to the forthcoming Apple news and magazine service, you will have to agree that the company keeps half the revenue from the service, and pays out the other half in aggregate to all publishers. If that's true, it's either going to give publishers a great deal more money than they had before, or force further painful contraction in the industry to the benefit of nobody but Apple.

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White-hat hacker demonstrates malicious Lightning cable with built-in Wi-Fi

White-hat hacker demonstrates malicious Lightning cable with built-in Wi-Fi

Illustrating the potential threat from untrusted accessories, a hacker has developed a proof-of-concept Lightning cable with a hidden Wi-Fi chip that could allow parties to seize control of a Mac.

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Director of Apple's '1984' & 'Think Different' campaigns retires from Apple's ad partner

Director of Apple's '1984' & 'Think Different' campaigns retires from Apple's ad partner

Lee Clow, the founder of Apple's main ad partner TBWA\Media Arts Lab, is retiring after spending a large part of his career working on Apple's most iconic campaigns including Think Different, Mac vs PC, and the 1984 Super Bowl commercial.

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FeatureWhat to expect from a March 25 Apple News and streaming video event — and what not to

What to expect from a March 25 Apple News and streaming video event — and what not to

If the date is correct, we're likely to have an event on March 25 that will see Apple launching two major services including a more coherent Apple News service with magazines and other publications, plus the debut of Apple's streaming video service — but what about hardware?

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US Army wants Steve Jobs-like iPhone-style design process for next-generation rifles

US Army wants Steve Jobs-like iPhone-style design process for next-generation rifles

The U.S. Army has compared the production of future weaponry to Apple's creation of the iPhone as it searches for a contractor to design and produce next-generation rifles, with the hope the next gun created for the military will produce a similar level of revolution to "small arms."

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Apple again selling iPhone 7, iPhone 8 in Germany with only Qualcomm modems

Apple again selling iPhone 7, iPhone 8 in Germany with only Qualcomm modems

Modified iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 models are to go back on sale in Germany using Qualcomm modems instead of Intel, to avoid a ban in the country as part of an ongoing worldwide legal battle between Qualcomm and Apple.

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