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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

VideoWhat to expect from the Apple Watch Series 4, and when it is coming

What to expect from the Apple Watch Series 4, and when it is coming

A new Apple Watch Series 4 is coming for sure! Let's talk about how we know that it is coming, when it is coming, and what rumored features will be included.

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Friday, August 10, 2018

Doug Field returns to Apple's 'Project Titan' after stint at Tesla

Doug Field returns to Apple's 'Project Titan' after stint at Tesla

Doug Field, who previously worked as a vice president of Mac hardware engineering at Apple, has returned to the Cupertino tech giant after a nearly five-year stint at Tesla to work on the company's secretive automotive initiative.

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Thursday, August 09, 2018

Denon and Marantz roll out AirPlay 2 support for select AV receivers

Denon and Marantz roll out AirPlay 2 support for select AV receivers

Audio specialists Denon and Marantz began rolling out promised support for Apple's AirPlay 2 on Thursday, providing owners with firmware updates that bring certain AV receivers in compliance with the wireless streaming protocol.

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Remote Mac hack relies on MDM bug Apple patched in latest macOS update

Remote Mac hack relies on MDM bug Apple patched in latest macOS update

Researchers at the Black Hat security conference at Las Vegas intend to demonstrate an exploit in Apple's enterprise tools that lets well-equipped hackers compromise a Mac the first time it connects to Wi-Fi, though the bug has already been patched in the latest macOS High Sierra update.

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Apple's iPhone X bests Samsung's new Galaxy Note 9 in benchmark testing

Apple's iPhone X bests Samsung's new Galaxy Note 9 in benchmark testing

Early benchmark testing of Samsung's just released Galaxy Note 9 shows the flagship phablet is unable to top Apple's iPhone X with A11 Bionic processor despite hitting market nearly 11 months later.

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Analyst estimates Apple Pay used by 253M people worldwide, 31 percent of iPhone install base

Analyst estimates Apple Pay used by 253M people worldwide, 31 percent of iPhone install base

Analyst Gene Munster sees Apple Pay as an increasingly important part of Apple's services category, which has enjoyed record-breaking growth over the past few quarters, estimating the payment solution now has 253 million users worldwide.

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New markdowns: Save up to $1,600 on Macs, including $100-$150 off 2018 MacBook Pros & 2017 13" Touch Bar for $1,399

New markdowns: Save up to $1,600 on Macs, including $100-$150 off 2018 MacBook Pros & 2017 13

The massive markdowns continue at B&H with instant discounts of up to $1,600 off Apple hardware. Pick up a 2017 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar for $1,399, a discount of $400 off MSRP and the lowest price ever. Or save $100 to $150 on all 2018 models, plus $399 Mac minis and much more. All with no tax collected in most states.

Unicode 12 emoji shortlist includes 55 gender & skin tone combos for couples holding hands

Unicode 12 emoji shortlist includes 55 gender & skin tone combos for couples holding hands

On Thursday the Unicode Consortium — of which Apple is a part — announced the 179 candidates that are on the shortlist for emoji in Unicode 12, which should reach iPhones and other mobile devices in the first quarter of 2019.

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Hands-OnHands on: Cappuccino news reader for macOS and iOS is gorgeous but no power tool

Hands on: Cappuccino news reader for macOS and iOS is gorgeous but no power tool

Cappuccino for Mac and iOS can catch you up on the day's events and fill you in on certain topics you like. AppleInsider tries pressing it into service.

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EditorialThe myth of Apple's impossibly difficult (yet super easy) hardware business

The myth of Apple's impossibly difficult (yet super easy) hardware business

Every time Apple has entered a new market segment, the wailing sirens of punditry have scrambled to scream out their logic of how impossible it will be for the company to ever get established, to meaningfully change the rules, and to succeed commercially. And at the same time, those same critics frequently throw out the idea that Apple doesn't even have to try to succeed in hardware, because its audience of raving fans will blindly buy any overpriced, underperforming thing the company releases. In both cases, they're wrong, here's why.

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Samsung Galaxy Home will fight smart speakers from Apple, Amazon & Google

Samsung Galaxy Home will fight smart speakers from Apple, Amazon & Google

In addition to revealing the Galaxy Note9, one of Samsung's other product announcements on Thursday was the Galaxy Home, the company's first smartspeaker.

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Siri improved small business name recognition by using local language models

Siri improved small business name recognition by using local language models

Improvements to the way Siri recognizes names of small businesses and local points of interest are due to the use of language models designed for specific locations, Apple's Machine Learning Journal reveals, helping the virtual assistant understand local names for nearby places.

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Samsung debuts iPhone X-challenging Galaxy Note 9 with upgraded S Pen, full-day battery & more

Samsung debuts iPhone X-challenging Galaxy Note 9 with upgraded S Pen, full-day battery & more

Samsung on Thursday announced its main competition for this fall's iPhones in the form of the Galaxy Note 9, the latest version of the smartphone often credited for popularizing "phablet" sizes.

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VideoComparing the Core i9 and graphical performance of the 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Dell's XPS 15

Comparing the Core i9 and graphical performance of the 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Dell's XPS 15

The 15-inch MacBook Pro's Core i9 processor is fast, but how does it stand up against another notebook packing the same chip? AppleInsider pits the new high-specification MacBook Pro against the Dell XPS 15 to see how Apple's latest release stacks up to the competition.

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How to play music using your Mac's keyboard with GarageBand's Musical Typing

How to play music using your Mac's keyboard with GarageBand's Musical Typing

Want to add elements to a GarageBand composition by playing a piano, but don't have access to a MIDI keyboard? Save money on buying a new instrument by taking advantage of the built-in Musical Typing feature to turn your Mac's keyboard into an alternative keyboard.

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Adobe InDesign & Illustrator upgrades will add direct access to 9,000-plus fonts

Adobe InDesign & Illustrator upgrades will add direct access to 9,000-plus fonts

Adobe has announced that upcoming upgrades of InDesign CC and Illustator CC will provide overhauled font interfaces, including direct access to over 9,000 fonts through a Creative Cloud subscription.

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Apple wants iPhone to be proof of identity and replace passports

Apple wants iPhone to be proof of identity and replace passports

Apple has considered the possibility of using the iPhone as a form of identification for the user, with one proposed onboard secure storage system using RFID having the potential to use a smartphone as an alternative to a passport for travelers at ports.

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Apple likely headed to court over potential iPhone ban in India

Apple likely headed to court over potential iPhone ban in India

The India government has refused Apple's request to exempt the iPhone from anti-spam laws regarding a mandatory anti-spam app, with the fight possibly ending up in the iPhone getting cut off from the country's cellular networks.

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Wednesday, August 08, 2018

One Summer Chicago students showcase Everyone Can Code projects at Apple store

One Summer Chicago students showcase Everyone Can Code projects at Apple store

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was on hand at Apple's flagship Michigan Ave. store Wednesday night, where participants of the One Summer Chicago employment and internship initiative showcased apps built with the Swift programming language.

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Apple, Verizon partnership gives unlimited data plan subscribers six months of free Apple Music

Apple, Verizon partnership gives unlimited data plan subscribers six months of free Apple Music

Verizon on Wednesday announced a new and exclusive partnership with Apple that grants six free months of Apple Music to customers who subscribe to one of the carrier's three unlimited plans.

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Apple explains decision to keep 'Infowars' app on App Store

Apple explains decision to keep 'Infowars' app on App Store

Apple on Wednesday confirmed a decision to leave conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' Infowars app available for download in the iOS App Store following the removal of his podcast content from other digital platforms including iTunes and Podcasts, saying the app has not violated company guidelines.

Apple supplier earnings suggest TrueDepth coming to three new iPhone models in 2018

Apple supplier earnings suggest TrueDepth coming to three new iPhone models in 2018

Apple TrueDepth parts supplier Lumentum reported better than expected results for the June quarter, with anticipated order volume suggesting the depth-sensing camera system will arrive on three new iPhone models this year, according to analyst predictions.

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Apple's iOS Health Records has 75+ backers, uses open-source frameworks for easy adoption

Apple's iOS Health Records has 75+ backers, uses open-source frameworks for easy adoption

Apple's iOS Health Records program has grown to 77 supported health organizations, and is using an open-source standard known as Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources, or FHIR, the company's head of Clinical and Health Informatics revealed at a speech on Wednesday.

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FeatureFix Apple's Copy and Paste problem on the Mac and iOS with these tools

Fix Apple's Copy and Paste problem on the Mac and iOS with these tools

Once you've used a clipboard manager once, it becomes as essential as copy and paste. While Apple has only made a tiny concession to the idea, however, there are many third-party alternatives. AppleInsider reveals what makes clipboard managers special and so important.

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ReviewReview: Lenovo's Smart Display can sell iPhone owners on Google Assistant

Review: Lenovo's Smart Display can sell iPhone owners on Google Assistant

Lenovo's product makes a surprisingly solid case for why a smartspeaker should have a touchscreen, moreso than the Amazon Echo Show or Spot.

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Warner Music Group sells Spotify stake worth over $500 million

Warner Music Group sells Spotify stake worth over $500 million

Warner Music Group's sale of a large Spotify stake is not out of lack of confidence in the business model, but rather because the music company doesn't want to hold equity long term, said the media company's CEO.

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Sonnet's new Echo 11 Thunderbolt 3 dock promises plenty of ports and full power for MacBook Pro

Sonnet's new Echo 11 Thunderbolt 3 dock promises plenty of ports and full power for MacBook Pro

Sonnet on Wednesday launched the Echo 11, a new Thunderbolt 3 dock geared primarily towards MacBook Pro owners.

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Google Pixel 3 XL leak shows taller notch than iPhone X coupled with big chin

Google Pixel 3 XL leak shows taller notch than iPhone X coupled with big chin

Google is seemingly following the same trend as other Android smartphone producers for the next generation of Pixel devices, a video leak suggests, by copying the iPhone X's use of a notch at the top of the display in a device believed to be the Pixel 3 XL.

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VideoEverything you need to know about Apple's T2 chip in the 2018 MacBook Pro

Everything you need to know about Apple's T2 chip in the 2018 MacBook Pro

Apple's custom T2 chip recently made its way from the iMac Pro to the 2018 MacBook Pro, where it is responsible for a lot more than people think. AppleInsider explains everything you need to know about it.

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FeatureTop five best iPhone apps for travelers

Top five best iPhone apps for travelers

If you've got your iPhone, your passport and, okay, also a battery charger, then you're ready to go anywhere. AppleInsider recommends apps for every stage of your journey.

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After being killed by Apple, Palm branded devices coming back from the dead

After being killed by Apple, Palm branded devices coming back from the dead

The Palm brand may be revived before the end of this year, with recently discovered filings revealing a smartphone produced by TCL has been provided to regulators for testing, one that uses the Palm name and has the model number "PVG100."

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TipsHow to add or remove fonts on the Mac with Font Book

How to add or remove fonts on the Mac with Font Book

Not everyone is satisfied by the ample array of fonts available to use on the Mac, with some users needing to add more, or even remove some if there are too many. AppleInsider explains how to do this by using Font Book, the macOS tool for managing the decorative text elements.

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Magic Leap One mixed reality glasses launch in six U.S. cities

Magic Leap One mixed reality glasses launch in six U.S. cities

Virtual and augmented reality company Magic Leap is starting to ship its mixed reality headset, with the Creator Edition of the Magic Leap One initially being made available in a number of cities across the United States for $2,295.

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FeatureHere are some of the documentaries you can watch on Apple Music

Here are some of the documentaries you can watch on Apple Music

Apple Music is of course an audio-first streaming service, but if you have time to kill, you can kick back and watch documentaries on musicians, producers, and other aspects of the biz. Here's a roundup of some of the titles currently available.

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Tuesday, August 07, 2018

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 in August with additions in the U.S., Russia and Ukraine.

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Cook says Apple not in music streaming for the money, touts human content curation

Cook says Apple not in music streaming for the money, touts human content curation

Apple CEO Tim Cook recently sat down to discuss Apple Music and its place in the burgeoning music streaming world, once again touting the service's human content curation as a key benefit over competitors like Spotify.

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Apple focuses on ease of use in "Just text them the money" Apple Pay ad

Apple focuses on ease of use in

Apple on Tuesday uploaded a new Apple Pay-centric ad to its official YouTube channel, showing a conversation between two people squabbling over who gets to pay for dinner.

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Apple responds to Congress on privacy, reaffirms 'the customer is not our product'

Apple responds to Congress on privacy, reaffirms 'the customer is not our product'

Apple's government affairs chief has written a letter defending the company's practices on privacy and data collection, calling them "radically different" from the actions of other tech companies, like Facebook and Alphabet.

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Hands-OnHands on: Nanoleaf's HomeKit-enabled Rhythm Edition Light Panels

Hands on: Nanoleaf's HomeKit-enabled Rhythm Edition Light Panels

Having recently looked at LIFX's Beam and Tile, we thought we'd remedy a hole in our coverage of HomeKit-ready wall lights: Nanoleaf's popular Light Panels, specifically the recent Rhythm Edition.

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