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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

VideoVideo: Everything you need to know about the new AirPods before you buy

Video: Everything you need to know about the new AirPods before you buy

Apple has finally refreshed the AirPods, and they come with a multitude of changes over the beloved first generation. AppleInsider breaks down everything you need to know before picking up a pair.

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Qualcomm sees South Korean antitrust fine lowered to $200M

Qualcomm sees South Korean antitrust fine lowered to $200M

South Korea's Fair Trade Commission on Thursday reduced damages in a decade-old antitrust case involving Qualcomm, with the U.S. chipmaker now facing penalties that amount to roughly $200 million.

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FeatureAll of the future TV shows that Apple has in development

All of the future TV shows that Apple has in development

Moving past Planet of the Apps and Carpool Karaoke, Apple is believed to be spending $1 billion or more on its first high-budget TV shows, which could hit screens as soon as April 2019. Here are the programs we know about so far, updated with new information about the cast of "Defending Jacob."

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The Wall Street Journal reportedly joins Apple News service, NYT and Washington Post decline

The Wall Street Journal reportedly joins Apple News service, NYT and Washington Post decline

According to a report on Wednesday, The Wall Street Journal plans to join Apple's widely rumored for-pay news service, one of only a handful of top-tier publications thought to be participating in the initiative.

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AppleCare+ for Mac reaches China, Spain, Taiwan & other new regions

AppleCare+ for Mac reaches China, Spain, Taiwan & other new regions

Mac buyers can now get AppleCare+ coverage in several more markets, two of the biggest additions being Spain and China.

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Hands-OnHands on with the nicest wireless charger we've found yet — Nomad walnut Base Station

Hands on with the nicest wireless charger we've found yet — Nomad walnut Base Station

Nomad has been in the wireless charging game since the start, and they've recently released a new walnut Base Station that looks even better than the original.

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ExclusiveKiller deals: 2019 iMacs on sale from $1,199 ($100 to $120 off) with no tax in 48 states

Killer deals: 2019 iMacs on sale from $1,199 ($100 to $120 off) with no tax in 48 states

For a limited time only, shoppers can take advantage of an exclusive coupon discount on select 2019 21.5-inch iMac 4K and 27-inch iMac 5K pre-orders, with prices starting at just $1,199. These deals deliver the lowest prices anywhere with no sales tax collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ. Reserve your spot in line today!

ExclusiveHere's how to save $10 on Apple's new 2019 iPad Air and iPad mini 5 with no tax in 48 states

Here's how to save $10 on Apple's new 2019 iPad Air and iPad mini 5 with no tax in 48 states

Just in, Apple authorized reseller Adorama is knocking $10 off every 2019 iPad mini and iPad Air when you preorder the new devices. Plus, take advantage of no tax collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ. This exclusive coupon discount delivers the lowest prices anywhere on the brand-new tablets.

AirPower production approved earlier in 2019, rumor says, pointing to imminent release

AirPower production approved earlier in 2019, rumor says, pointing to imminent release

Production of Apple's long-delayed AirPower charging mat was approved earlier in 2019, a report claimed on Wednesday, adding to rumors it could ship soon — possibly even this week.

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Apple sets March 27 deadline for developers to support iPhone XS Max, 2018 iPad Pro

Apple sets March 27 deadline for developers to support iPhone XS Max, 2018 iPad Pro

Starting March 27, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch developers will be required to use the latest iOS and watchOS SDKs, as well as support Apple's biggest mobile displays in all new apps and updates submitted to the App Store.

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Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon said to attend Apple's March 25th event

Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon said to attend Apple's March 25th event

David Solomon, the chief executive of Goldman Sachs, is thought to be attending Apple's event on Monday, with his appearance suggesting there could be some potential discussions about the rumored co-branded credit card currently under development by the two companies.

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EditorialEditorial: The iPad Air and the iPad mini have always been Apple's best tablets

Editorial: The iPad Air and the iPad mini have always been Apple's best tablets

Apple has again launched a new iPad Air and a new iPad mini at the same time. Throughout all the previous versions of both, they have represented the best balance of price, specifications, and portability.

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Apple refreshes Apple Watch band & iPhone case offerings with new colors for Spring

Apple refreshes Apple Watch band & iPhone case offerings with new colors for Spring

With Spring on the horizon, Apple has released a refreshed line of cases and bands with several new color options.

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Updated AirPods specs signal major iOS, macOS & watchOS updates next week

Updated AirPods specs signal major iOS, macOS & watchOS updates next week

Hidden in the specifications for Apple's new AirPods is the fact they require macOS 10.14.4, iOS 12.2, or watchOS 5.2 — updates that are still in beta, therefore signaling their imminent public launch.

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Apple's WWDC 2019 scholarships have a March 24 deadline

Apple's WWDC 2019 scholarships have a March 24 deadline

Students and select groups of others can now apply for scholarships to attend WWDC 2019 in San Jose, but they'll have to act fast to have a chance.

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Closeout deals: Apple's 10.5-inch iPad Pros are discounted by up to $250 to make way for 2019 iPad Airs

Closeout deals: Apple's 10.5-inch iPad Pros are discounted by up to $250 to make way for 2019 iPad Airs

With Apple's 10.5-inch iPad Air about to hit store shelves, Apple authorized resellers are knocking hundreds off 10.5-inch iPad Pro models to make way for new inventory. But with the new Air limited to 256GB of storage, shoppers needing more space can pick up a 512GB Pro at a discount.

Apple unveils new AirPods with Wireless Charging Case, 50% more talk time & 'Hey Siri' [u]

Apple unveils new AirPods with Wireless Charging Case, 50% more talk time & 'Hey Siri' [u]

Adding to a full week of Apple releases, the company has refreshed the AirPods with a new wireless sync chip that allows for "Hey Siri," and longer battery life — and the arrival of the Wireless Charging Case.

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Google up to $9.4 billion in total fines to EU, with latest $1.7 billion AdSense penalty

Google up to $9.4 billion in total fines to EU, with latest $1.7 billion AdSense penalty

The European Commission has fined Google $1.7 billion for illegally favoring its own AdSense in search advertising, bringing the company's total fines for anticompetitive behavior so far in the region to $9.42 billion.

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Disney completes $70B acquisition of Fox assets, reaps 40% of movie industry

Disney completes $70B acquisition of Fox assets, reaps 40% of movie industry

Disney has closed its $70 billion acquisition of assets from 21st Century Fox, giving the entertainment company control of a considerable amount of content and studios, control which could become a problem for Apple and streaming video providers in general.

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Apple now lets Mac app developers release updates in phases instead of to all users at once

Apple now lets Mac app developers release updates in phases instead of to all users at once

Apple has given Mac developers the option to issue updates that roll out over a week, so if problems are discovered, the release can be paused before it reaches everyone.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Apple's App Store policies again under fire as Kaspersky Lab files Russian antitrust complaint

Apple's App Store policies again under fire as Kaspersky Lab files Russian antitrust complaint

Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab on Tuesday filed an antitrust complaint against Apple with its home country's Federal Antimonopoly Service, alleging the tech giant's tight control of the iOS App Store amounts to monopoly power.

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Inductive Apple Pencil charging tech reportedly too expensive for 2019 iPad Air & mini

Inductive Apple Pencil charging tech reportedly too expensive for 2019 iPad Air & mini

Addressing questions as to why the 2019 iPad Air and mini don't support the second-generation Apple Pencil, a report on Tuesday claimed the required inductive technology was too costly to include in the builds.

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FeatureHere are the vehicles and receivers with Apple CarPlay announced in 2018-2019

Here are the vehicles and receivers with Apple CarPlay announced in 2018-2019

Once an expensive niche option — and still that way, in some cases — CarPlay is becoming increasingly common on new cars, trucks, and SUVs, as well as aftermarket receivers. Here's a roundup of the introductions in 2018 and 2019, the latest being Boss Audio's 6.75-inch receiver.

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VideoEverything new in iOS 12.2 beta 6: AirPower support & AppleCare+

Everything new in iOS 12.2 beta 6: AirPower support & AppleCare+

The release of Apple's iOS 12.2 appears imminent as the sixth beta was recently pushed out to developers with a number of new changes and refinements. AppleInsider goes through everything that is new in the latest — and possibly last — iOS 12.2 beta.

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Most WarnerMedia content may be missing from Apple's video service at launch

Most WarnerMedia content may be missing from Apple's video service at launch

While HBO is in talks about appearing on Apple's impending video service, other WarnerMedia content hasn't been discussed, according to one report.

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Apple simplifies business purchase process with new Wallet pass

Apple simplifies business purchase process with new Wallet pass

Apple has rolled out a new feature for those shopping on behalf of a business, speeding up the checkout process with a new pass integrated into the Wallet app on the iPhone.

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Google premieres Stadia, an online cross-platform game streaming service

Google premieres Stadia, an online cross-platform game streaming service

Google on Tuesday revealed Stadia, a new cloud-based gaming platform able to stream high-end PC games to phones, tablets, computers, and TVs.

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Apple's AirPower wireless charging mat looks like it's arriving very soon

Apple's AirPower wireless charging mat looks like it's arriving very soon

More signs that Apple is preparing to release the AirPower charging mat have surfaced, after changes to references in how wireless charging were found in the sixth iOS 12.2 developer beta mentioned the charging of multiple devices simultaneously.

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FeatureMac mini, iMac, iMac Pro: How to choose the best desktop Mac for your needs and budget

Mac mini, iMac, iMac Pro: How to choose the best desktop Mac for your needs and budget

With Apple's Tuesday revision to the iMac lineup, now is the best time possible to shop for a Mac desktop. There are tons of options to choose from, and AppleInsider breaks them all down for you.

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Apple partnering with advocacy groups to foster critical thinking and news literacy

Apple partnering with advocacy groups to foster critical thinking and news literacy

Ahead of an expected news subscription service launch, Apple on Tuesday debuted a new initiative to support leading nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and Europe that offer nonpartisan, independent media literacy programs.

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Apple cuts prices on high-end MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac mini SSD upgrades

Apple cuts prices on high-end MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac mini SSD upgrades

Apple has made it cheaper for customers buying a MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or Mac mini to go for increased storage options, cutting the cost of upgrades on the higher capacity SSD selections by up to $400, depending on the model and SSD capacity.

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Apple has sports ambitions, but not interested in streaming games

Apple has sports ambitions, but not interested in streaming games

Apple appears to be making moves to try and change how people watch sports, as a report into how a small team working on the sports section of the Apple TV app and Apple TV interface operates indicates the iPhone maker may be lining up to disrupt another industry, though not by streaming sports

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Apple News subscription plan said to cost $10 per month, but major publishers balking at terms

Apple News subscription plan said to cost $10 per month, but major publishers balking at terms

The paid version of Apple News, possibly named Apple News Magazines, will reportedly cost $10 per month — but major publishers are said to be rejecting Apple's terms, or already making plans to leave.

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Investigators sought permission to unlock Michael Cohen's iPhone with FaceID

Investigators sought permission to unlock Michael Cohen's iPhone with FaceID

The investigation into President Donald Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen included a request to use his biometric data to access his Apple devices, warrant documents reveal, with both the attorney's face and fingerprints needed to bypass security used in iPhones and iPads.

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Impact of Apple's upcoming video service 'likely small,' analyst argues

Impact of Apple's upcoming video service 'likely small,' analyst argues

Goldman Sachs doesn't seem impressed at the potential for an Apple subscription video or news service, with the firm not seeing a large material value in the offering for Apple, or for investors.

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Wistron may not produce high-end iPhones for the Indian market after all

Wistron may not produce high-end iPhones for the Indian market after all

Wistron may not be moving to produce Apple's high-end iPhones after all, a report claims, suggesting that despite the increased Apple-centric investment in its manufacturing facilities in India, it will be for a wider range of device production instead of the more-expensive iPhone models.

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New photos show prototype board used to create original iPhone

New photos show prototype board used to create original iPhone

Photos have emerged of one of Apple's original development prototype boards for the 2007 iPhone, effectively detailing the device's exploded internals.

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Mac accessory vendor OWC acquires Thunderbolt 3 enclosure maker InXtron

Mac accessory vendor OWC acquires Thunderbolt 3 enclosure maker InXtron

OWC has confirmed it has acquired InXtron, a case manufacturer formerly known as Macpower Peripherals, a purchase that could enable the Mac hardware retailer to further increase its offerings relating to docks and external enclosures for use with Mac desktops and MacBooks.

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iWork app updates coming with improved Apple Pencil support and new iOS features

iWork app updates coming with improved Apple Pencil support and new iOS features

An update to Pages, Numbers and Keynote is coming that concentrates on bringing the iOS versions more into line with the macOS ones, as well as bringing along extended Apple Pencil support, and improved collaboration.

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