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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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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Hands-OnHands on: Boosted's flagship electric skateboard, the Stealth

Hands on: Boosted's flagship electric skateboard, the Stealth

We're taking an adventurous turn here at AppleInsider by checking out an iPhone-connected gadget you can ride: Boosted's top-of-the-line electric skateboard, the Stealth.

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DriveSavers launches passcode-beating iPhone cracking service for the public

DriveSavers launches passcode-beating iPhone cracking service for the public

Data recovery firm DriveSavers is now selling a "passcode lockout recovery" service claimed to be the first for the general public able to crack any iPhone.

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iCloud for Windows updates to fix critical issues with Windows 10 October update

iCloud for Windows updates to fix critical issues with Windows 10 October update

A fresh version of iCloud for Windows, 7.8.1, is now available from Apple, and appears to solve serious compatibility problems with Microsoft's October 2018 update for Windows 10.

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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.

Apple lays out 2018's holiday downtime for App Store submissions

Apple lays out 2018's holiday downtime for App Store submissions

Apple on Tuesday announced its traditional holiday downtime for new App Store submissions, this year scheduled for between Dec. 23 and 27 Pacific time.

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Last call: Enter to win a Gigabyte RX 580 Gaming Box with AMD Radeon 580 graphics card for your MacBook Pro

Last call: Enter to win a Gigabyte RX 580 Gaming Box with AMD Radeon 580 graphics card for your MacBook Pro

Gigabyte's RX 580 Gaming Box, complete with an AMD 8GB Radeon 580 video card, is up for grabs this week during our holiday giveaway. This portable eGPU solution features Thunderbolt 3 plug and play connectivity for use with USB-C Macs, including current MacBook Pros.

Review: Fiets & Fiets modular backpack is perfect for traveling with your Apple gear

Review: Fiets & Fiets modular backpack is perfect for traveling with your Apple gear

There are a ton of choices of containers to contain your Apple gear while you move about. A good choice presently being crowdfunded is the versatile Fiets & Fiets backpack that appears well suited for an on-the-go lifestyle — with room for a 15-inch MacBook pro, a 12.9-inch iPad, and all the accessories.

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Holiday 2018 gift guide: Here are the best headphones for the music lover on your shopping list

Holiday 2018 gift guide: Here are the best headphones for the music lover on your shopping list

If you have recently acquired an iPhone XS or iPhone XR, but find the supplied EarPods not to your liking, or know someone who could do with an upgrade from their existing audio hardware, AppleInsider offers this list of headphones and earphones that may be worth a listen.

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VideoComparing Apple's new 2018 13-inch MacBook Air to the 12-inch MacBook

Comparing Apple's new 2018 13-inch MacBook Air to the 12-inch MacBook

Continuing our ongoing MacBook comparison series, we pit the 2017 12-inch MacBook against the 2018 13-inch MacBook Air, the latter of which was recently revamped with a refreshed design, Retina display, Touch ID and more.

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Cyber Week 2018: Here are the best Apple deals still live following Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Cyber Week 2018: Here are the best Apple deals still live following Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Now that the dust has settled after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we're rounding up the best deals still going strong after the holiday weekend, with savings of up to $1,300 off.

EditorialApple has destroyed the potential of the Smart Connector on the new iPad Pro

Apple has destroyed the potential of the Smart Connector on the new iPad Pro

Apple moved the Smart Connector in the latest iPad Pros that debuted this fall. Many blushed over the change, but this is not only bad for the iPad Pro now, but has also hurt future expansion in this space.

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Amazon's Cyber Monday Deals Week delivers 128GB iPads for $399; AirPods on sale; 4K Fire TVs under $300 & more

Amazon's Cyber Monday Deals Week delivers 128GB iPads for $399; AirPods on sale; 4K Fire TVs under $300 & more

Amazon has kicked off its Cyber Monday Deals Week with discounts on iPads and Apple Watches, as well as HDTVs and Echo hardware. We're rounding up the lowest prices on great gift ideas that you can buy right now.

TipsWhat you need to get started with podcasting, and how to record one on your Mac

What you need to get started with podcasting, and how to record one on your Mac

There's a lot to making a podcast from planning to getting it in front of listeners but it all starts with recording. AppleInsider explains how to pick your equipment and recommends some favourites.

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Apple Pay tipped to launch in Belgium on Wednesday

Apple Pay tipped to launch in Belgium on Wednesday

Apple Pay will launch in Belgium in the very near future, one local report claims, with customers of major bank BNP Paribas Fortis potentially able to start using Apple's mobile payment system from early on Wednesday morning.

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iPad & FaceTime continues to open up communication options for disabled

iPad & FaceTime continues to open up communication options for disabled

The iPad has become an essential lifeline for some of its users, one account reveals, with Apple's tablet being used as an outlet for a person with Down syndrome to get in contact with other members of his family, a feat that was previously extremely difficult to perform.

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Supreme Court questions Apple's arguments over App Store antitrust suit

Supreme Court questions Apple's arguments over App Store antitrust suit

The U.S. Supreme Court challenged about Apple's oral arguments concerning accusations the App Store is a monopoly during oral arguments on Monday, with the iPhone producer insisting the antitrust suit should be brought by app developers, rather than consumers.

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EditorialWhy the end of unit sales reporting of Macs, iPhone, and iPad isn't bad news for Apple

Why the end of unit sales reporting of Macs, iPhone, and iPad isn't bad news for Apple

Apple raised eyebrows when it announced it would no longer be detailing quarterly unit sales for iPhone, iPad, and Macs starting in the December quarter. Various pundits have sought to portray this as Apple having "something to hide," and have added it to their listicles of "bad news" that various writers keep insisting is "piling up" for Apple. They're wrong, here's why.

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Reports of a 'second wave' of iPhone production cuts are probably wrong

Reports of a 'second wave' of iPhone production cuts are probably wrong

Companies within the iPhone supply chain are apparently feeling the effects of Apple's alleged order cuts to varying degrees, as while some firms have revised their revenue estimates downwards, others like TSMC are said to avoid any major financial issues from the reductions.

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Apple launches new Entrepreneurship Camp for women with app-driven businesses

Apple launches new Entrepreneurship Camp for women with app-driven businesses

Soon, women will have the chance to attend a new Entreprenuer Camp hosted in Cupertino that is designed to help app-driven businesses that are ownered or stewarded by women.

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Apple's Steve Jobs Theater wins 'Structural Artistry' award for glass-supported pavilion

Apple's Steve Jobs Theater wins 'Structural Artistry' award for glass-supported pavilion

The Steve Jobs Theater — located at Apple Park in Cupertino — has picked up a 2018 "Structural Artistry" award from the U.K.-based Institute of Structural Engineers, given to buildings which have been "transformed by the vision and skill of the structural engineer into something exceptional."

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Future version of Animoji might add voice, sound effects based on user expressions

Future version of Animoji might add voice, sound effects based on user expressions

Apple's Animoji may provide more ways to interact with the face-tracking animated characters, by playing appropriate sound effects for each avatar triggered when users either make specific expressions or say certain words during a recording session.

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Trump says US could place 10 percent tariff on iPhones and laptops imported from China

Trump says US could place 10 percent tariff on iPhones and laptops imported from China

Apple might soon see its flagship product imperiled by America's advancing trade war with China, as President Donald Trump in an interview on Monday suggested a new round of tariffs could include a 10 percent levy on iPhone.

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Apple opens free Everyone Can Code session registrations, offers new Hour of Code guides

Apple opens free Everyone Can Code session registrations, offers new Hour of Code guides

Marking Computer Science Education Week, Apple is expanding its Everyone Can Code program to provide more students with the ability to learn to program, by providing more resources for learning Swift and opening up thousands of free Hour of Code sessions at its Apple Store outlets for the first two weeks of December.

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FeatureFuture path of Apple's App Stores at stake in Monday's Supreme Court arguments

Future path of Apple's App Stores at stake in Monday's Supreme Court arguments

A contentious class action suit accusing Apple of holding and maintaining a monopoly on app distribution for the iPhone plus overcharging hits the Supreme Court on Monday, with the suit seeking millions of dollars — and it could potentially have wide-ranging implications industry-wide.

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Logitech's negotiations to buy headset maker Plantronics for $2.2B fails

Logitech's negotiations to buy headset maker Plantronics for $2.2B fails

Peripherals manufacturer Logitech has put to rest reports from the weekend that it was potentially acquiring headset producer Plantronics in a deal worth more than $2.2 billion, by advising the purchase was not going to happen after all.

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Apple partnering with Gucci's parent company for new employee apps

Apple partnering with Gucci's parent company for new employee apps

Apple is continuing to gain a foothold in high fashion business with the latest effort a suite of new apps to be used by staff in luxury group Kering's stores across the globe.

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Saturday, November 24, 2018

VideoCompared: buying a 13-inch MacBook Air versus a 13-inch MacBook Pro

Compared: buying a 13-inch MacBook Air versus a 13-inch MacBook Pro

Now that Apple has finally updated MacBook Air, a lot of people are trying to figure out if they should buy the new model over the comparably priced 2017 non-Touch Bar MacBook Pro. AppleInsider shows you all of the benefits and shortcomings of each model, so you can make your decision today.

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Friday, November 23, 2018

Apple's next move in health monitoring and improvement may be sleep monitoring hardware

Apple's next move in health monitoring and improvement may be sleep monitoring hardware

Apple is interested in improving its Beddit product line and helping its customers get healthier by sleeping better at night by monitoring their movements throughout their slumber, but without the bulk of existing medical monitoring systems, by considering the use of piezo sensors laid on top of a bed.

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Thursday, November 22, 2018

Cyber Monday 2018 audio deals: Find the lowest prices on Sonos speakers and wireless headphones

Cyber Monday 2018 audio deals: Find the lowest prices on Sonos speakers and wireless headphones

Instant savings on soundbars, subwoofers, headphones and amps are up for grabs this Cyber Monday from popular brands like Sonos and Bose. Or pick up a pair of AirPods with no tax collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

VideoBenchmarked: AMD's Radeon Vega 20 gives MacBook Pro big graphics boost

Benchmarked: AMD's Radeon Vega 20 gives MacBook Pro big graphics boost

The brand new Radeon Pro Vega 20 GPU option for the 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro is supposed to substantially improve graphical performance. AppleInsider puts the top-of-the-line model fitted with the GPU and the Intel Core i9 processor against the base MacBook Pro equipped with a Radeon 560X to see how much of a difference there is between the two configurations.

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Apple rumored to have restarted iPhone X production, but motive not clear

Apple rumored to have restarted iPhone X production, but motive not clear

Apple has restarted production of last year's iPhone X, according to one of the nation's most prominent financial publications, which claims the company is doing so out of international demand and a questionable obligation to fill a sales quota with OLED supplier and smartphone rival Samsung.

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