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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

ExclusiveInside Consumer Reports: Controversies surrounding the MacBook Pro and HomePod

Inside Consumer Reports: Controversies surrounding the MacBook Pro and HomePod

Enthusiasts have questioned Consumer Reports' assessments of Apple's products for many years. After looking at the test facilities, AppleInsider talked to Consumer Reports leaders about the various controversies of the past.

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Saturday, May 05, 2018

Hands-OnDell XPS 13 9370 vs. Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro, the ultimate comparison

Dell XPS 13 9370 vs. Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro, the ultimate comparison

Dell has just updated its 13-inch XPS notebook for 2018 with a number of changes, including a thinner and lighter design, more ports, and the latest Intel processors that up the ante from a dual-core to a quad-core design, while sticking with the same 15-watt power rating. As one of Apple's the biggest competitors in the notebook space, AppleInsider decided to pit the XPS against the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro to see how the two stack up.

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App Roundup: Swift Playgrounds for iOS, Final Cut Pro for macOS, Bear, Tailor, more!

App Roundup: Swift Playgrounds for iOS, Final Cut Pro for macOS, Bear, Tailor, more!

New apps and updates to existing software appear in the App Store and other digital marketplaces all the time, and sometimes there's simply too many to track. AppleInsider has collected some of the main macOS and iOS software updates and new additions that have arrived in the last week.

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This week on AI: iPhone X powers Apple's blockbuster Q2, 'Marzipan' delayed & more

This week on AI: iPhone X powers Apple's blockbuster Q2, 'Marzipan' delayed & more

Naturally, the big news this week was Apple's $61.1 billion in revenue for the March quarter, fueled in no small part by the iPhone X. We also heard more about Apple's iOS/macOS crossover plans and potential manufacturing delay for a refreshed MacBook Air.

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Friday, May 04, 2018

ExclusiveApple to open first Latin American global flagship store in early 2019

Apple to open first Latin American global flagship store in early 2019

Construction of Apple's first global flagship store to serve the Latin American market is underway in a Mexico City mall, with the company aiming for a grand opening in early 2019.

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ReviewReview: May the force be with you when flying Propel's Star Wars battle drones

Review: May the force be with you when flying Propel's Star Wars battle drones

The battle is on as Propel's XT-65 X-Wing and Tie Advanced X1 take to the skies in our hands-on review of the iPhone-connected drones.

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Killer Deals: $799 MacBook Air; 13" MacBook Pro for $1,099; 15" MacBook Pro for $1,999; 27" Apple iMac 5K for $1,549, Mac mini for $399

Killer Deals: $799 MacBook Air; 13

Just in: Apple authorized resellers have slashed prices on popular Apple computers. From 2017 MacBook Airs for $799 to 13" MacBook Pros for $1,099 (and 15" models for $1,999), these are the most aggressive deals available on current models from an Apple authorized reseller. Closeout discounts of up to $1,300 off are also going on now — all with no tax collected in most states.

VideoWatch: Apple's iPhone reigned supreme in Q1

Watch: Apple's iPhone reigned supreme in Q1

According to a new Strategy Analytics report, Apple's flagship iPhone X was the world's best-selling smartphone model in first quarter with 16 million units sold worldwide, followed by iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.

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Apple's Eddy Cue to be deposed in Qualcomm case

Apple's Eddy Cue to be deposed in Qualcomm case

Eddy Cue, Apple's senior VP of internet software and services, will be deposed as a part of the company's ongoing legal battle with Qualcomm, a U.S. federal judge ruled on Friday.

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Apple stock price sets new post-split record closing at $183.83

Apple stock price sets new post-split record closing at $183.83

Just days after widespread fears of bearishness on Apple because of bad guesses about iPhone X demand, the company's stock has hit a new high-water mark at $183.83 per share.

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iPhone, iOS 'dominant' over Android in English-speaking countries

iPhone, iOS 'dominant' over Android in English-speaking countries

According to a new report by DeviceAtlas, English-speaking countries, as well as Japan, prefer iOS, while the non-English-speaking world prefers Android.

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Apple to shut down Texture's Windows app in July

Apple to shut down Texture's Windows app in July

In what may be a signal from its new ownership, Apple is shutting down the Windows client for magazine service Texture after June 30.

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Apple says mic problem affecting some iPhone 7 models with iOS 11.3 or later

Apple says mic problem affecting some iPhone 7 models with iOS 11.3 or later

Apple is aware of a problem in which the microphone will stop working on iPhone 7 and 7 Plus models running iOS 11.3 or later, AppleInsider can confirm.

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ReviewReview: Sphero R2-D2 and BB-9E from 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' are great toys, better Swift learning aids

Review: Sphero R2-D2 and BB-9E from 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' are great toys, better Swift learning aids

Toys, and particularly tech toys, can have very short half lives. AppleInsider has been playing with three of Sphero's "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" app-controlled droids by a dad who was there in 1977, and by a pair of children who long to be a long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.

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More Spectre-style chip flaws discovered in Intel processors

More Spectre-style chip flaws discovered in Intel processors

More waves of patches to plug security holes in processors are on the way, after the discovery that Intel is working to patch more Spectre-style issues in its chips, with eight new vulnerabilities said to be found by security researchers following the Spectre and Meltdown fiasco from earlier this year.

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Apple's iPhone X exclusively used to shoot Spanish edition of People '50 Most Beautiful People'

Apple's iPhone X exclusively used to shoot Spanish edition of People '50 Most Beautiful People'

The latest Spanish-language edition of People includes a "50 Most Beautiful People" special with photography done exclusively on the iPhone X.

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The best alternatives to Apple's discontinued AirPort routers

The best alternatives to Apple's discontinued AirPort routers

Apple has made the long suspected demise of the AirPort line of routers official yesterday, with the remaining inventory being sold off over the next few weeks to months. If you're looking for a new router, AppleInsider has made a list for you, of ones we've used, and like.

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Apple paying BuzzFeed to release show first on Apple News

Apple paying BuzzFeed to release show first on Apple News

A show by BuzzFeed News initially launched on Apple News was part of an exclusivity agreement between the publisher and Apple, a report claims, with Apple sharing advertising revenue in an attempt to get more high profile video content for its news-based app.

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Google's search payments to Apple could slow in 2018

Google's search payments to Apple could slow in 2018

Google's payments to remain the default search option on Apple devices like iPhones and iPads may be set to slow down, a report hinted on Friday.

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FeatureAppleInsider Podcast discusses Apple's earnings call, Apple Watch saving lives, and Apple's response to surveillance

AppleInsider Podcast discusses Apple's earnings call, Apple Watch saving lives, and Apple's response to surveillance

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Mike discuss the life-saving Apple Watch, Apple's resistance to surveillance, and the Q218 earnings call.

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iPhone X was world's best-selling smartphone model in first quarter

iPhone X was world's best-selling smartphone model in first quarter

Apple's flagship iPhone X sold 16 million units worldwide, Strategy Analytics said, with iPhone 8 and 8 Plus taking 2nd and 3rd place.

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Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway bought another 75M Apple shares in Q1

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway bought another 75M Apple shares in Q1

Ignoring a chorus of analyst doom and gloom, financial mogul Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway bought 75 million shares of Apple stock in the first quarter of 2018, raising the fund's position to just over 240 million shares.

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Thursday, May 03, 2018

Apple's GymKit reaches Canada with Life Fitness machine support

Apple's GymKit reaches Canada with Life Fitness machine support

Apple's rollout of GymKit continued this week with the launch of compatible machines at an Equinox facility in Toronto, Canada, the first club in the country to receive support for the Apple Watch syncing technology.

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Disgruntled MacBook Pro users petition Apple to recall defective keyboards

Disgruntled MacBook Pro users petition Apple to recall defective keyboards

A new petition created by a beleaguered MacBook Pro owner calls on Apple to recall versions of the laptop that incorporate a butterfly mechanism keyboard, a design that some view as inherently flawed.

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Twitter urges all 336M users to reset passwords due to hashing bug

Twitter urges all 336M users to reset passwords due to hashing bug

Twitter on Thursday issued a security alert recommending its 336 million users change their passwords, the result of an apparent bug that caused some codes to be stored unprotected on an internal log.

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TipsHow to use your iPhone to create your own passes and ditch your wallet

How to use your iPhone to create your own passes and ditch your wallet

You may be closer to getting rid of your wallet than you realize. Here are a series of tips on how we've managed to replace most of our everyday wallet items with their digital counterparts.

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Google's Advanced Protection Program gains support for native iPhone & iPad apps

Google's Advanced Protection Program gains support for native iPhone & iPad apps

Google's Advanced Protection Program — intended strictly for people needing maximum account security, such as journalists, activists, and politicians — now supports iOS' core Mail, Calendar, and Contacts apps.

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Sonos likely to reveal Alexa-enabled home theater speaker at June 6 event

Sonos likely to reveal Alexa-enabled home theater speaker at June 6 event

Connected speaker maker Sonos on Thursday invited the press to a June 6 event in San Francisco, where the company will almost certainly reveal a new home theater product with support for Amazon's Alexa voice assistant.

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TipsHow to batch resize your image collection using Preview in macOS

How to batch resize your image collection using Preview in macOS

If you have a large collection of images that you need to resize, an easy way to change all of the files quickly is to use Preview, included within macOS, instead of using a dedicated utility or an image editing program's functions. AppleInsider walks through how to batch process the photographs and other graphics to fit a certain size.

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Apple opens applications for 400 spots at 2018 Developer Academy in Italy

Apple opens applications for 400 spots at 2018 Developer Academy in Italy

Apple on Thursday announced that it's taking applications for its 2018 Developer Academy in Naples, Italy, accepting people not just from Italy but around the world.

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Cambridge Analytica shuts down in wake of Facebook data scandal [u]

Cambridge Analytica shuts down in wake of Facebook data scandal [u]

With mounting legal fees and vanishing clients in the wake of revelations about its use of Facebook data, political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica and its British parent company, SCL Elections, are shutting down — though another company may be taking its place. [Updated with Emerdata info]

FeatureApple bought back a record $23.5B of AAPL shares in Q1 as Wall Street peddled "full panic mode"

Apple bought back a record $23.5B of AAPL shares in Q1 as Wall Street peddled

Apple silently bought up a massive $23.5 billion of its own shares off the open market in the March quarter, taking advantage of the "full panic mode" agitated by analysts and financial news sites who bizarrely wondered aloud for weeks when exactly Apple might "kill" the most advanced, commercially successful smartphone it has produced yet.

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Apple R&D spending continues to grow in lockstep with iPhone, AR projects

Apple R&D spending continues to grow in lockstep with iPhone, AR projects

Apple spent almost $3.4 billion on research and development over the course of its second fiscal quarter of 2018, a $602 million year-over-year increase that brings the company's six-month spend on future operations to nearly $6.8 billion.

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Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Apple Watch credited with saving another life after user suffers a ruptured ulcer

Apple Watch credited with saving another life after user suffers a ruptured ulcer

Apple Watch continues to prove successful in not only helping users achieve health and fitness goals, but also in saving lives, the most recent being William Monzidelis, who nearly died from an erupted ulcer earlier this month.

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Apple's iPhone bucks smartphone market trends, gains marketshare in Q1

Apple's iPhone bucks smartphone market trends, gains marketshare in Q1

Though the wider smartphone market contracted in the first quarter of 2018, Apple was able to grow its share of the pie on the back of healthy iPhone demand in the U.S. and China, according to market analytics firms.

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Spotify grows to 75M subscribers, earnings disappoint Wall Street

Spotify grows to 75M subscribers, earnings disappoint Wall Street

Streaming leader Spotify on Wednesday issued its first earnings report after going public in February, noting a sequential increase in paying subscribers and revenue of $1.36 billion. The performance missed Wall Street expectations.

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VideoWatch: Apple's Siri on iPhone X vs. Samsung's Bixby Voice on Galaxy S9+

Watch: Apple's Siri on iPhone X vs. Samsung's Bixby Voice on Galaxy S9+

Concluding AppleInsider's in-depth comparison of flagship smartphones from dueling tech titans Apple and Samsung, we take a closer look at the pair's respective virtual assistant technologies, Siri and Bixby Voice.

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Apple stops signing older code following iOS 11.3.1 release

Apple stops signing older code following iOS 11.3.1 release

Following last week's release of iOS 11.3.1, Apple on Wednesday stopped signing legacy iOS 11.3 code in a strategy designed to ensure iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch owners are running the most up-to-date version of the mobile operating system.

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Apple orders 10 episodes of 'Are You Sleeping' with Octavia Spencer

Apple orders 10 episodes of 'Are You Sleeping' with Octavia Spencer

Apple is moving ahead with its TV adaptation of the Kathleen Barber novel "Are You Sleeping," reportedly ordering 10 episodes of the show expected to debut on its subscription services.

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