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Friday, December 07, 2018

VideoHands on with the new features in watchOS 5.1.2

Hands on with the new features in watchOS 5.1.2

Apple just released watchOS 5.1.2 to Apple Watch owners with a litany of features despite numbering suggesting is is only a minor update. AppleInsider goes hands on, and shows you the big changes.

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Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Every Android maker to have 5G flagship by end of 2019, Qualcomm says

Every Android maker to have 5G flagship by end of 2019, Qualcomm says

Providing insight into the future of smartphone technology — and taking a jab at Apple — Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon said that by the end of 2019, all Android handset makers will have at least one flagship device capable of accessing speedy 5G networks. Apple's iPhone is not expected to make the leap to 5G until 2020.

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Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Artist wins coveted Turner Prize for short films shot on iPhone

Artist wins coveted Turner Prize for short films shot on iPhone

Artist Charlotte Prodger was presented the 2018 Turner Prize at a ceremony in London on Tuesday for a moving-image exhibition comprised of two short films, "Bridgit" and "Stoneymollan Trail," which was filmed entirely on an iPhone.

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Nomad launches Rugged Case with support for Moment lenses

Nomad launches Rugged Case with support for Moment lenses

Nomad this week released its latest leather Rugged Case for Apple's iPhone models, designed with a built-in mount for the popular line of Moment lenses.

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Holiday gift ideas: Find the best deals & lowest prices on MacBooks, iPads, iMacs and Apple Watches

Holiday gift ideas: Find the best deals & lowest prices on MacBooks, iPads, iMacs and Apple Watches

Looking for the perfect holiday gift? AppleInsider has rounded up the best deals on everything from Apple Watches to iMac Pros, with cash discounts of up to $1,300 off. Many of these deals end today, so don't delay.

Key Apple security expert Jon Callas leaves to take job with ACLU

Key Apple security expert Jon Callas leaves to take job with ACLU

One of Apple's senior security specialists, Jon Callas, has reportedly jumped ship to work at the American Civil Liberties Union — and for a much smaller salary.

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Apple confirms 70 percent of iOS devices now running iOS 12

Apple confirms 70 percent of iOS devices now running iOS 12

The adoption rate for iOS 12 is considerably faster than that of iOS 11, Apple has confirmed, with new figures revealing the latest generation of the company's operating system for iPhones, iPads, and the iPod touch is now installed on 70 percent of all iOS-based devices.

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VideoTesting how well the Vega 20-equipped MacBook Pro runs Fortnite in macOS and Windows 10

Testing how well the Vega 20-equipped MacBook Pro runs Fortnite in macOS and Windows 10

Apple recently introduced Vega 16 and 20 graphics options for the 15-inch MacBook Pro, putting a considerable amount of power into a compact notebook. AppleInsider tries out a top-specification Vega 20 MacBook Pro with a Core i9 processor and 32 gigabytes of RAM to see how well it can run Fortnite, in both macOS and Windows 10 using Bootcamp.

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Epic Game Store coming to compete with Valve's Steam, Mac App Store

Epic Game Store coming to compete with Valve's Steam, Mac App Store

Fortnite and Gears of War developer Epic Games is in the process of building the Epic Games Store, which could potentially lure Mac and Windows developers away from Valve's industry-dominant Steam platform.

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Microsoft and MasterCard working on universal online identification standard

Microsoft and MasterCard working on universal online identification standard

Microsoft and MasterCard announced that they are teaming up to create a digital identity solution to help protect consumers across the shopping, investment and travel industries.

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FeatureHoliday gift guide 2018: Speakers that are sure to please the music lover on your shopping list

Holiday gift guide 2018: Speakers that are sure to please the music lover on your shopping list

Speakers are probably one of the easiest gift choices. You can spend a little on a portable Bluetooth speaker, or practically infinite amounts on whole-home audio. AppleInsider rounds up the best speaker gift ideas for this holiday season.

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Apple certified MFi USB-C Lightning cables could arrive as soon as February

Apple certified MFi USB-C Lightning cables could arrive as soon as February

Apple is now allowing manufacturers to produce their own fast-charging USB-C to Lightning cables, with releases for consumers possible as early as February according to documentation from socket part suppliers.

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FeatureHere are all the new Apple Pay card issuers added during 2018

Here are all the new Apple Pay card issuers added during 2018

Apple is now regularly updating its roster of banks and credit unions with Apple Pay. Here are all the card issuers added this year, in the U.S. and abroad. Updated on Dec. 4 with additions in the U.S., Canada, and several other countries.

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Future AirPods could use more secure ear-fitting methods to enable fitness tracking features

Future AirPods could use more secure ear-fitting methods to enable fitness tracking features

Apple is continuing to consider producing AirPods with health tracking functionality, but the use of biometric sensors in wireless earbuds presents new challenges in keeping them firmly in place, a problem Apple has also attempted to solve.

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Amazon has 2018 iPads on sale for $289, plus $659 iPhone X devices at Woot

Amazon has 2018 iPads on sale for $289, plus $659 iPhone X devices at Woot

A great gift idea, Apple's standard 2018 9.7-inch iPad is currently $40 off at Amazon with free shipping for arrival before Christmas. Silver, Space Gray and Gold are all available at the reduced price, with discounts in effect on upgraded models and accessories as well. Shoppers can also save up to $300 on Apple's iPhone X at Amazon-owned Woot today only.

EditorialApple's largest supplier reported 24 percent surge in revenues from OLED display, components sales

Apple's largest supplier reported 24 percent surge in revenues from OLED display, components sales

Apple's largest supplier— and the primary source of the flexible OLED panels used in iPhone X and the new iPhone XS lineup— reported 24 percent year-over-year growth in its Q3 revenues from its semiconductors, memory, and display panel unit, an increase it attributed to "increasing demand for flexible [OLED] panels." That supplier was Samsung, and the "major customers" it credited clearly included the world's largest seller of high-end OLED phones. Why aren't Samsung's results attributed to being an "iPhone supplier"?

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Apple falls 2% as HSBC joins chorus of banks downgrading shares on iPhone saturation fears

Apple falls 2% as HSBC joins chorus of banks downgrading shares on iPhone saturation fears

A dependance on the iPhone for the majority of its revenue and a saturation of the smartphone market has contributed to a downgrade of Apple's shares from HSBC, which shifted Apple down from a "Buy" grade to "Hold" and a reduced 12-month target price from $205 to $200.

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Apple shifting marketing staff, pushing trade-ins to expand sales of 2018 iPhones

Apple shifting marketing staff, pushing trade-ins to expand sales of 2018 iPhones

Apple is reportedly changing up its tactics to boost sales of the iPhone XS and iPhone XR, to boost sales of its flagship product for the holiday season.

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Foxconn mulls Vietnam move for iPhone production to avoid effects of U.S. tariffs

Foxconn mulls Vietnam move for iPhone production to avoid effects of U.S. tariffs

Apple assembly partner Foxconn is reportedly considering the possibility of setting up a new facility in Vietnam, a move that could potentially prevent the iPhone from being hit by tariffs created by the Trump administration in its ongoing trade war with China.

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Best of 2018: Apple reveals most popular apps, games, movies and more

Best of 2018: Apple reveals most popular apps, games, movies and more

As it does every year, Apple on Tuesday released a list of the year's "best" digital content up for offer on its various digital storefronts, from the iOS App Store to Apple Books.

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Monday, December 03, 2018

IDC: Apple Watch Series 4 accounted for less than 20 percent of Apple Watch sales in Q3

IDC: Apple Watch Series 4 accounted for less than 20 percent of Apple Watch sales in Q3

Apple Watch Series 3 is still a major player in Apple's smartwatch lineup, as the legacy device outperformed its newer Series 4 siblings to drive a bulk of Apple's wearables sales for the third quarter of 2018.

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Tim Cook says 'no place' for hate groups on Apple platforms

Tim Cook says 'no place' for hate groups on Apple platforms

In accepting the Anti-Defamation League's first-ever "Courage Against Hate" award on Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook delivered a firm statement in support of the organization and against far-right groups.

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Apple offers 10 percent discount online to veterans & active duty US military

Apple offers 10 percent discount online to veterans & active duty US military

Apple has extended the online Apple Store dedicated to those in the armed forces, with the Veterans and Military Purchase Program offering more discounts to present and past soldiers and sailors.

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ReviewReview: Harman Kardon's Google-powered Citation 100 sounds great in an unremarkable way

Review: Harman Kardon's Google-powered Citation 100 sounds great in an unremarkable way

The Citation 100 is a high-quality smartspeaker, and possibly an easy choice for people already bought into Harman Kardon, but otherwise there's not much reason to choose it over speakers from the likes of Apple, Google, or Sonos.

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TipsHow to pick the best printer for your new Mac mini

How to pick the best printer for your new Mac mini

You've added a keyboard, mouse and display to the machine, now it's time for a printer too. AppleInsider explains what you need to know and what you need to decide before you spend your money.

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EditorialSeriously, Apple's flagship Macs are now less expensive than ever before

Seriously, Apple's flagship Macs are now less expensive than ever before

Apple has always made you pay a lot for its newest and best Macs, and, believe it or not, the 2018 lineup isn't even close to the most expensive Apple has ever been. AppleInsider takes a look back at Apple's Mac pricing over the last three decades.

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Apple Music to reveal some 2019 Grammy nominees early

Apple Music to reveal some 2019 Grammy nominees early

Music fans will be able to find out some of the nominations for the 2019 Grammy Awards early through Apple Music, with an announcement for a select number of categories to be made via the music streaming service on Friday.

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First Alert rolls out second-gen, HomeKit-compatible Onelink Smart Smoke + Carbon Monoxide Alarm

First Alert rolls out second-gen, HomeKit-compatible Onelink Smart Smoke + Carbon Monoxide Alarm

First Alert on Monday launched a second generation of the Onelink Smart Smoke + Carbon Monoxide Alarm, compatible with Apple HomeKit and Amazon Alexa.

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Apple details Siri's machine learning upgrades for better listening on HomePod

Apple details Siri's machine learning upgrades for better listening on HomePod

Apple on Monday updated its Machine Learning Journal with a post by the company's Siri speech and audio software engineering teams, explaining how the company uses machine learning to help the HomePod hear people under tougher circumstances than iPhones and iPads.

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Verizon aims for 5G Samsung smartphone launch in first half of 2019

Verizon aims for 5G Samsung smartphone launch in first half of 2019

Smartphone users in the United States will be able to use Verizon's 5G wireless network in the first half 2019 starting with Samsung devices, the carrier has announced, a move that means the main rival to Apple in the market will have a headstart on the iPhone in offering the high-speed connection to consumers.

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ReviewReview: Nanoleaf Canvas pulls double-duty as a functional HomeKit wall light & a piece of art

Review: Nanoleaf Canvas pulls double-duty as a functional HomeKit wall light & a piece of art

Announced on Tuesday, Canvas is the latest lightning solution from Nanoleaf, a followup to their popular triangular Light Panels in a more traditional square design. AppleInsider tests the new addition out, to see if the new LED tiles should warrant a place in your home.

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EditorialWhy Apple is now focusing on users, not units in Fiscal 2019

Why Apple is now focusing on users, not units in Fiscal 2019

Across the last 20 years, Apple has shifted from selling Macs in a world dominated by Windows PCs to being a dominant global brand that services a vast installed base that's more valuable, influential, and lucrative than Windows was at its peak. Apple wants its investors to understand that, and is now challenging the media narrative that suggests it running an unsustainable race against various manufacturers churning out ever-increasing volumes of hardware units.

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Steve Jobs' handwritten Apple I specifications sheet could fetch $60,000 at auction

Steve Jobs' handwritten Apple I specifications sheet could fetch $60,000 at auction

A sheet of paper featuring the handwriting of Steve Jobs is headed to auction, with the document consisting of a specification sheet for the Apple I expected to fetch up to $60,000 when it goes on sale on Wednesday.

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Apple Music poised to get native Android tablet interface

Apple Music poised to get native Android tablet interface

A native tablet interface and other significant UI changes for Apple Music on Android are now in beta, as Apple works to keep the client up to par with the iOS version.

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Apple's royalty payments showdown with Qualcomm set for April 15

Apple's royalty payments showdown with Qualcomm set for April 15

A date has been set for a courtroom battle between Apple and Qualcomm in San Diego in April, one set to resolve some of the ongoing patents and royalties lawsuits between the two companies around the world, but while the possibility of a settlement has been raised in a recent Qualcomm interview, Apple's legal team insist this not to be the case at all.

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Apple unlikely to release first 5G iPhone until 2020 or later

Apple unlikely to release first 5G iPhone until 2020 or later

While some rivals appear set to launch hardware with support for nascent 5G wireless technology in 2019 at some point, Apple looks like it's going to wait another year before making an iPhone that can use them — like it did twice before.

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Sunday, December 02, 2018

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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Saturday, December 01, 2018