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ExclusiveDeals: Final days to get the lowest prices anywhere on Apple's MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros with exclusive coupons

Exclusive 3% discount coupons from MacMall that offer AppleInsider readers the lowest prices anywhere on Apple's MacBook Air and MacBook Pros will expire for the year in less than a week. Meanwhile, readers in the market for Mac desktops still have time to take advantage of another exclusive that offers $50-$100 discounts of iMac 5Ks and Mac Pros, with free AppleCare thrown in on each order.

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Apple issues second OS X 10.10.1 beta to developers, continues focus on Wi-Fi

Apple issues second OS X 10.10.1 beta to developers, continues focus on Wi-Fi

Apple on Monday pushed out the second OS X 10.10.1 Yosemite beta seed to developers for testing with focus areas unchanged from the first version that went out last week.

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Apple's plan to penetrate enterprise involves dedicated sales team, partnerships with software developers

Apple's plan to penetrate enterprise involves dedicated sales team, partnerships with software developers

Apple is looking to grab a bigger portion of the corporate software and solutions business with dedicated sales teams tasked with wooing big-name corporations, while at the same time working with software developers already entrenched in the enterprise sector.

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Full video of Tim Cook's WSJD Live conference panel posted online

Full video of Tim Cook's WSJD Live conference panel posted online

The Wall Street Journal has released the full version of its interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook filmed at the inaugural WSJD Live conference in October, where topics discussed ranged from Apple Pay to Apple Watch and more.

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Apple details $3.5 billion European bond, interest accrual starts Nov. 10

Apple details $3.5 billion European bond, interest accrual starts Nov. 10

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday published Apple's official european debt filing, which looks to take advantage of low European interest rates to raise $3.5 billion, or 2.8 billion euros.

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Apple hires five employees from defunct mapping app Pin Drop in possible UK build out

Apple hires five employees from defunct mapping app Pin Drop in possible UK build out

In what appears to be a build out of its UK operations, Apple recently hired five employees of defunct mapping app Pin Drop, who could be part of the first team to take residence at a rumored R&D office in Cambridge.

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FeatureWireLurker, Masque Attack malware only a threat for users who disable Apple's iOS, OS X security

WireLurker, Masque Attack malware only a threat for users who disable Apple's iOS, OS X security

Despite headlines fretting of a "new era in OS X and iOS malware," Apple's security systems for iOS and OS X are working as intended to protect users from exposure to the ubiquitous malware affecting open platforms including Android and Windows. Here's the realistic, non-sensationalized facts about how safe Apple's users actually are and how users can remain protected from threats that arise.

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'Masque' attack for iOS could let hackers replace legitimate apps with malicious copies

'Masque' attack for iOS could let hackers replace legitimate apps with malicious copies

A recently-discovered vulnerability in Apple's mobile operating system could allow attackers to trick users into replacing legitimate apps that have access to a variety of personal information —such as banking apps —with hacked versions that relay that information to malicious actors.

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Pegatron reportedly eyed for iPhone 6 Plus production to help Apple meet demand

Pegatron reportedly eyed for iPhone 6 Plus production to help Apple meet demand

Apple is said to be looking to expand its supply chain and possibly have partner Pegatron built iPhone 6 Plus units, as the company continues to struggle to keep up with overwhelming demand for its latest smartphones.

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iPhone 6 already driving iOS enterprise share gains for Apple

iPhone 6 already driving iOS enterprise share gains for Apple

Enterprise mobile services vendor Good Technology reports that Apple's iPhone 6 launch helped the company win back mobile device enterprise share from Android, boosting iOS to 69 percent of all device activations as firms' deployment of custom mobile apps continues to grow exponentially.

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President Obama pushes FCC to classify Internet as public utility, protect net neutrality

President Obama pushes FCC to classify Internet as public utility, protect net neutrality

In a move likely to see support from Internet-based content providers such as Apple, Netflix, and others, President Barack Obama on Monday publicly called on the Federal Communications Commission to take the strongest measures possible in protecting net neutrality.

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Apple begins stocking Nova iOS-connected Bluetooth camera flash in retail stores

Apple begins stocking Nova iOS-connected Bluetooth camera flash in retail stores

Apple has expanded the selection of mobile photography accessories in its retail outlets with the Nova, a wireless, off-camera flash that can be used to enhance low-light shooting and synchronizes with iOS devices using Bluetooth technology.

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Apple Rewards card from Barclaycard updated with 3X points on Apple Store purchases, Chip & PIN security

Apple Rewards card from Barclaycard updated with 3X points on Apple Store purchases, Chip & PIN security

A new "Apple Rewards" Visa card launched this month by Barclaycard with a number of changes, most notably a revised rewards system that pays out Apple Store gift cards, as well as the addition of Chip & PIN security.

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Review: Apple's 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display

Review: Apple's 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display

After years of waiting, Mac faithful can finally purchase an ultra high-resolution display made by Apple that not only mates quality with a competitive price tag, but comes with a capable built-in computer to boot.

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Fitbit products remain on the shelves at Apple Stores, for now

Fitbit products remain on the shelves at Apple Stores, for now

Though Apple removed Fitbit hardware from its online store last week, the company's popular lineup of activity tracking devices remain on the shelves at Apple's retail stores.

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Sunday, November 09, 2014

Apple launches Web tool to delist cell phone numbers from iMessages

Apple launches Web tool to delist cell phone numbers from iMessages

Apple on Sunday launched a new website that will allow users to deregister their cell phone number from its iMessage service, fixing an issue that would result in messages sent from iOS devices being "hijacked" if the recipient stopped using an iPhone.

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TipsRoundup: The best Notification Center widgets for Apple's OS X Yosemite

Roundup: The best Notification Center widgets for Apple's OS X Yosemite

Apple's newly released OS X Yosemite allows third-party apps to include interactive Notification Center widgets, and AppleInsider offers a look at some of the best and most useful widgets you can install on your Mac right now.

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Saturday, November 08, 2014

Review: Equil Smartpen 2, a Bluetooth-connected ink pen with real-time syncing

Review: Equil Smartpen 2, a Bluetooth-connected ink pen with real-time syncing

Smartpens have long been seen as the ultimate savior of cultures struggling to make the digital transition. AppleInsider took a look at the Equil Smartpen 2, one of the leading competitors, offering compatibility with both iOS and OS X.

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ExclusiveKiller Deal: Free AppleCare with all iMac 5Ks & Mac Pros plus $50-$275 instant discounts, tax savings

Killer Deal: Free AppleCare with all iMac 5Ks & Mac Pros plus $50-$275 instant discounts, tax savings

As Black Friday inches closer, AI continues to teamed up with Apple's Authorized Resellers to help readers avoid the inevitable frenzy by securing their deals ahead of time. In addition to $50 off and free AppleCare with each new iMac 5K, readers looking for Mac Pros this weekend can also take advantage of exclusive bundles that pair free AppleCare with discounts of up to $250 (plus no sales tax collected in 48 states).

Friday, November 07, 2014

Apple integrates Genius Bar reservations to online support options

Apple integrates Genius Bar reservations to online support options

Apple on Friday updated its Support website to incorporate an option to schedule Genius Bar reservations for certain hardware and software issues, further filling in gaps between AppleCare's many arms.

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Apple to reportedly open new corporate office and R&D center in Cambridge, UK

Apple to reportedly open new corporate office and R&D center in Cambridge, UK

It was reported earlier this week that Apple is planning to open a new office in the city of Cambridge, UK, an intellectual hotspot which already plays host to bases of operation for a number of large tech companies.

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Many Apple Stores to open at 8AM on Black Friday, discounts available online

Many Apple Stores to open at 8AM on Black Friday, discounts available online

For the upcoming Black Friday shopping bonanza, many brick-and-mortar Apple Stores are slated to welcome the holiday crush at 8 a.m. and will again offer the same discounts and deals to online customers.

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Unannounced Beats Solo2 Wireless headphone revealed by FCC, features Bluetooth LE

Unannounced Beats Solo2 Wireless headphone revealed by FCC, features Bluetooth LE

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Friday published testing results for the as-yet-unannounced Beats Solo2 Wireless headphone, a Bluetooth-enabled version of the Apple-owned company's mid-tier Solo2.

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FeatureInside Apple's secret confidentiality agreements: Code names, security requirements, fines & more

Inside Apple's secret confidentiality agreements: Code names, security requirements, fines & more

Apple's legendary efforts to keep upcoming products a secret are widely known, but the terms of the agreements that bind suppliers and workers were revealed in part on Friday, thanks to newly unsealed court filings.

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FeatureFacebook says 66% of Android phones it sees have iPhone 4 era specs from 2011 (or worse)

Facebook says 66% of Android phones it sees have iPhone 4 era specs from 2011 (or worse)

The world's most popular mobile app has developed a new way to manage Android fragmentation, targeting users' hardware capabilities rather than devices' installed OS versions. Facebook's new efforts note that two thirds of the Android phones it sees "are equivalent to something released in 2011 or earlier."

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ExclusiveCourt unseals documents in GT Advanced case, Apple says it 'bent over backwards' to help sapphire supplier

Court unseals documents in GT Advanced case, Apple says it 'bent over backwards' to help sapphire supplier

Though bankrupt sapphire maker GT Advanced Technologies has accused Apple of crafting a "classic bait-and-switch" deal, newly unsealed court documents reveal Apple's side of the story, with the iPhone maker claiming it did everything it could to help the struggling supplier.

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HealthKit-incompatible Fitbit accessories disappear from Apple's stores

HealthKit-incompatible Fitbit accessories disappear from Apple's stores

Proving an earlier rumor accurate, Apple on Friday removed Fitbit hardware accessories from its online store, narrowing the fitness-related devices offered by the company ahead of the Apple Watch launch.

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TipsRoundup: Some of the best iOS 8 app extensions for iPhone & iPad

Roundup: Some of the best iOS 8 app extensions for iPhone & iPad

iOS 8 offers powerful new tools to developers such as extensions, which allow third-party iPhone and iPad apps to be more flexible and interconnected than ever before. AppleInsider offers a look at some of the best iOS 8 extensions available to download on the App Store right now.

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Rumor: Faulty flash memory in select iPhone 6 & 6 Plus units prompts Apple to make switch [u]

Rumor: Faulty flash memory in select iPhone 6 & 6 Plus units prompts Apple to make switch [u]

Apparent memory issues found in a select number of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units are rumored to have prompted Apple to change to a different type of NAND flash technology when manufacturing new units moving forward [update: rumors were incorrect].

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