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Sunday, August 23, 2015

ReviewTools for digital nomads: OneAdaptr Twist Plus and Nimbus USB LED lamp reviews

Tools for digital nomads: OneAdaptr Twist Plus and Nimbus USB LED lamp reviews

As an increasing number of knowledge workers turn to lives of perpetual travel, companies have begun to respond to the shifting market with new products designed specifically for them. AppleInsider took a look at two of these: OneAdaptr's Twist Plus and Nimbus's USB LED lamp.

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Saturday, August 22, 2015

This week on AppleInsider: 'iPhone 6s' dates, Apple Music numbers, Apple down under & more

This week on AppleInsider: 'iPhone 6s' dates, Apple Music numbers, Apple down under & more

With the summer coming to a close, news also seemed to pick up this week — encompassing some large legal and financial developments for Apple, and all but spelling out plans to launch new iPhones next month.

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Apple announces repair program for blurry iPhone 6 Plus cameras

Apple announces repair program for blurry iPhone 6 Plus cameras

Consumers who have experienced image quality problems with their iPhone 6 Plus's iSight camera may be eligible for a free repair, as Apple on Friday acknowledged a problem with a "small percentage" of units and will replace the affected component free of charge.

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Apple can't outrun China worries, stock drops into bear territory

Apple can't outrun China worries, stock drops into bear territory

Apple shares fell by nearly 6 percent during Friday trading, sending the stock into bear territory for the first time in years as investors fret over the impact of China's apparent economic slowdown.

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Apple job opening points to deeper Apple Music integration with Siri

Apple job opening points to deeper Apple Music integration with Siri

An Apple job opening posted on Friday suggests that the company is looking to expand links between Siri and Apple Music, presumably in the form of new voice commands.

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Apple hires senior Tesla engineer as 'Project Titan' evidence mounts

Apple hires senior Tesla engineer as 'Project Titan' evidence mounts

The alleged hiring war between Apple and Tesla continues behind the scenes, with one of the electric carmaker's top engineers switching sides and joining Apple, presumably to bolster its rumored automotive project.

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Apple's Dr. Dre apologizes for past abuse of women, says he's a changed man

Apple's Dr. Dre apologizes for past abuse of women, says he's a changed man

Newfound attention to crimes committed by Dr. Dre 25 years ago have led both the entrepreneur and Apple to issue statements, in which the Beats cofounder said he is sorry for committing violence against women when he was younger.

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French carriers informed that 'iPhone 6s' preorders will start on Sept. 11 - report

French carriers informed that 'iPhone 6s' preorders will start on Sept. 11 - report

French wireless carriers are hearing that preorders for next-generation iPhones will open on Sept. 11, two days after a rumored press event, according to claims made on Friday.

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Rumor: Apple working on 'smart bands' for Apple Watch to add new health tracking functions

Rumor: Apple working on 'smart bands' for Apple Watch to add new health tracking functions

A new rumor claims that Apple will add capabilities to the Apple Watch, and sell upgrades without the need to buy an entirely new watch, in the form of "smart bands" that could launch as early as 2016.

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Microsoft confirms elimination of Nokia's Salo phone unit, up to 2,300 jobs

Microsoft confirms elimination of Nokia's Salo phone unit, up to 2,300 jobs

Microsoft on Friday announced the closure of Nokia's former cellphone development unit in Salo, Finland, along with plans to cut up to 2,300 jobs in the country, part of a broader plan to refocus the company and make it more profitable.

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Daimler CEO leaves door open to 'different types' of partnerships with Apple, Google

Daimler CEO leaves door open to 'different types' of partnerships with Apple, Google

Daimler is open to "different types" of cooperation with Apple and Google, with the understanding their technology could be essential to future cars, Daimler's CEO said in a magazine interview published on Friday.

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FeatureAppleInsider podcast talks 'Apple Car' testing, games on Apple TV, Force Touch and more

AppleInsider podcast talks 'Apple Car' testing, games on Apple TV, Force Touch and more

Get all caught up on the latest "Apple Car," Apple TV, and "iPhone 6s" rumors on this week's all-new AppleInsider podcast. Mikey also shares his experiences with the HomeKit-connected iHome smart plug, Neil gives his impressions of a unique new tethered drone, and Shane extolls the potential of Force Touch input.

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Samsung offers iPhone users free 30-day test drive of new Galaxy handsets

Samsung offers iPhone users free 30-day test drive of new Galaxy handsets

Samsung on Thursday announced a new initiative designed to steal away users of Apple's iPhone, offering current owners of the device a virtually free 30-day "test drive" with one of its latest Galaxy handsets.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Apple Pay is focus of latest 'If it's not an iPhone' ad

Apple Pay is focus of latest 'If it's not an iPhone' ad

Apple on Thursday released a new television commercial as part of its "If it's not an iPhone" campaign, this time throwing a spotlight on the smartphone's Apple Pay touchless payment capabilities.

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Apple TV sales slip to fourth place in US streaming device market, study says

Apple TV sales slip to fourth place in US streaming device market, study says

According to research released Thursday, Apple TV was overtaken by upstart Amazon in the U.S. streaming device marketplace during 2014, dropping Apple's offering to fourth place in a burgeoning sector it helped create.

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Dubai Apple Store opening pushed back to at least October, report claims

Dubai Apple Store opening pushed back to at least October, report claims

The launch of a Dubai Apple Store — the company's first in the United Arab Emirates and the Middle East, outside of Turkey — is being delayed by at least a month, a report said on Thursday.

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Apple commissions manmade floral art to promote Apple Watch at London's Selfridges

Apple commissions manmade floral art to promote Apple Watch at London's Selfridges

A new marketing installation commissioned by Apple is filling all 24 windows of London's Selfridges department store with manmade flowers, each matched to the faces of the Apple Watch.

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Future Chrome for Mac update may solve problems with memory, performance

Future Chrome for Mac update may solve problems with memory, performance

A test build of Google's forthcoming Chrome 46 makes substantial improvements to the performance of the Web browser on the Mac, according to one early glimpse at the software.

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Swatch looks to trademark 'one more thing' phrase made famous by Steve Jobs

Swatch looks to trademark 'one more thing' phrase made famous by Steve Jobs

Swiss watch brand Swatch has acquired a trademark on the phrase "one more thing," an expression often used during Apple press events by the company's late cofounder Steve Jobs.

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ExclusiveDeals: $999 loaded 11" MacBook Air, $1,785 15" MacBook Pro (2015), $300 off 13" MacBook Pro with AppleCare, 27" Dell Ultra HD 4K display for $499.99

Deals: $999 loaded 11

This week, we've brought back some of last month's most popular offers while extending several others, such as a fully-loaded 11" MacBook Air for $999 ($650 off), the new 15" MacBook Pro for $1,785 ($214 off), a near fully-loaded, early 2015 13" MacBook Pro with AppleCare for $2,148.00 ($300 off) and Dell's Ultra HD 4K display for $499.99 ($200 off).

With iOS 8.4.1, Apple patches app sandbox vulnerability that could lead to enterprise data theft

With iOS 8.4.1, Apple patches app sandbox vulnerability that could lead to enterprise data theft

Last week's release of iOS 8.4.1 brought more than just Apple Music fixes — it also patched a previously undisclosed hole in the app sandbox that made it possible for iOS devices operating in managed environments to unknowingly leak configuration and credential data to other third-party apps.

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Apple Watch sales expand to more third-party retailers with France's Fnac

Apple Watch sales expand to more third-party retailers with France's Fnac

On Thursday Apple continued to expand the number of third-party vendors for the Apple Watch, adding France's Fnac to the list of retailers, though initially only in a limited fashion.

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Hands-OnFirst look: Boogie Board Jot 8.5 eWriter, an iOS-connected writing tablet

First look: Boogie Board Jot 8.5 eWriter, an iOS-connected writing tablet

Boogie Board on Thursday announced a new version of their popular writing tablet, and for the first time, announced an accompanying iOS app that allows users to quickly sync their notes with their iPhone's camera.

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iPhone sales stay strong amid worldwide smartphone market slowdown

iPhone sales stay strong amid worldwide smartphone market slowdown

Apple's iPhone continues to gain marketshare despite a slowing global smartphone market during the second quarter, doing particularly well in China — where the overall market actually shrunk by 4 percent year-over-year.

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Rumor: Sharp, Foxconn tabbed to supply parts for 4M-5M 'iPad Pro' units this fall

Rumor: Sharp, Foxconn tabbed to supply parts for 4M-5M 'iPad Pro' units this fall

The smoke surrounding Apple's long-rumored jumbo iPad is beginning to thicken, as whispers out of Asia suggest that the company has chosen Japanese firm Sharp and Taiwanese collaborator Foxconn to build and assemble touch modules for as many as 5 million 'iPad Pro' units.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Apple issues first Australian bond, raises more than AU$1.2B

Apple issues first Australian bond, raises more than AU$1.2B

As anticipated, Apple on Thursday local Australia time issued an Australian dollar-denominated bond that according to one report has already reached AU$1.2 billion, or about $883 million.

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Apple outs iOS 9 Maps transit data sources, new business listing aggregators

Apple outs iOS 9 Maps transit data sources, new business listing aggregators

In a change to its Apple Maps Acknowledgements webpage, Apple revealed an initial list of data providers used to populate the upcoming transit mapping feature in Maps for iOS 9, as well as two new aggregators of business listings.

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Samsung to petition Supreme Court over Apple patent fight

Samsung to petition Supreme Court over Apple patent fight

After being denied an en banc rehearing with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit over a prior decision that kept intact Apple's multi-million dollar patent trial win, Samsung has voiced intent to argue the case in front of the Supreme Court.

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Apple Watch Sport owners report unexpected rear logo damage, other text scratching off

Apple Watch Sport owners report unexpected rear logo damage, other text scratching off

Some Apple Watch owners are experiencing problems with the Apple logo disappearing off the back of their devices, and/or scratching around the surrounding text, according to complaints posted online.

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Intel's Skylake chips can power three 4K monitors simultaneously, launch details in 'couple of weeks'

Intel's Skylake chips can power three 4K monitors simultaneously, launch details in 'couple of weeks'

A launch date for Intel's next-generation Skylake processors should be announced in a "couple of weeks," a senior principal engineer recently revealed at an Intel Developer Forum presentation.

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Apple issues 7th OS X 10.11 El Capitan beta to developers, 5th public beta to testers

Apple issues 7th OS X 10.11 El Capitan beta to developers, 5th public beta to testers

Apple on Wednesday released the seventh beta version of its upcoming OS X 10.11 El Capitan operating system to developers for testing, while at the same time pushing out a fifth beta to those participating in the public beta program.

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MLB okays Apple Watch for use in the dugout, cell phones still banned

MLB okays Apple Watch for use in the dugout, cell phones still banned

Major League Baseball will reportedly allow coaches and team personnel to wear Apple Watches in the dugout during games —while continuing to ban other electronic devices, including cell phones —as long as the Watch is not used for communication.

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'iPhone 6s' will move to Apple Watch's 7000-series aluminum, spectrometer analysis confirms

'iPhone 6s' will move to Apple Watch's 7000-series aluminum, spectrometer analysis confirms

Composition testing of what is purportedly a shell for Apple's next-generation iPhone confirms previous reports that the new device will move to 7000-series aluminum, an alloy first introduced to Apple's lineup with the Watch.

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Russia's Monocrystal identified as Apple Watch sapphire supplier

Russia's Monocrystal identified as Apple Watch sapphire supplier

Apple's scratch resistant sapphire supplier for the Apple Watch is reportedly Monocrystal, a Russian firm which has become the largest synthetic sapphire manufacturer in the world.

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Apple to open two Apple Stores in United Arab Emirates after exemption from ownership laws

Apple to open two Apple Stores in United Arab Emirates after exemption from ownership laws

The United Arab Emirates is reportedly granting Apple an exemption from foreign ownership laws, allowing it to retain full control of planned operations in the country — including two new Apple Stores.

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ExclusiveKiller Deal: Free AppleCare on these mid-2015 15" MacBook Pros, plus cash discounts & a free accessory (up to $450 off)

Killer Deal: Free AppleCare on these mid-2015 15

For our final back-to-school MacBook Pro promo of the season from Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama, readers can get free AppleCare (a $349 value) on 7 different mid-2015 15" MacBook Pro configurations, plus additional instant discounts, a free accessory, free shipping and no sales tax collected in 48 states. Or use exclusive coupons to discount all other configurations to the lowest prices anywhere.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

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'iPad Pro' expected this fall, will get Force Touch from new pressure-sensitive Apple stylus

'iPad Pro' expected this fall, will get Force Touch from new pressure-sensitive Apple stylus

Apple's anticipated jumbo-sized iPad will feature Force Touch input via a new, optional stylus accessory, which will allow for new ways of interacting with the next-generation tablet, according to insider Ming-Chi Kuo.

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Apple's mythical 'iPad Pro' allegedly spotted in iOS app analytics

Apple's mythical 'iPad Pro' allegedly spotted in iOS app analytics

A new, high-resolution iPad with an as-yet-unseen model identifier has reportedly begun to surface in analytics data from some commercial iOS apps, suggesting that the long-rumored "iPad Pro" may have entered the later stages of testing.

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Study claims 80% of Apple Watch owners in US, UK use Apple Pay

Study claims 80% of Apple Watch owners in US, UK use Apple Pay

According to new data from research firm Wristly, which saw its statistics cited in Apple's latest earnings conference call, Apple Watch is proving to be a boon for Apple Pay users, as 80 percent of owners use the service to make purchases.

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