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Monday, April 06, 2020

Apple to release new 13-inch MacBook Pro in May, leaker claims

Apple to release new 13-inch MacBook Pro in May, leaker claims

Apple could still be preparing to refresh the 13-inch MacBook Pro in May, a leaker claims, which could get a 14-inch display without dramatically altering the overall physical size.

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Best Apple Watch deals for April 2020

Best Apple Watch deals for April 2020

Apple Watch inventory may be scarce at some retailers, but the deals aren't stopping this April. Shoppers can grab cash savings on Apple Watch Series 5 and Series 4 devices, with discounts of up to $200 off. Accessories are also on sale with exclusive coupon savings.

Quibi launches short-form video streaming service for iPhones

Quibi launches short-form video streaming service for iPhones

Quibi officially launched on Monday, with the mobile-oriented streaming video service offering short-form content to users in a bid to differentiate itself within a highly-crowded marketplace.

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FeatureFree apps and things to do at home during the coronavirus pandemic

Free apps and things to do at home during the coronavirus pandemic

If you've been stuck at home with plenty of free time lately, there's probably an app for that. Finding things to do online while social distancing doesn't cost that much money, and it can even be free.

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B&H's April Apple sale knocks up to $300 off 16" MacBook Pros, 2020 iPad Pros, AirPods, Apple Watches, more

B&H's April Apple sale knocks up to $300 off 16

New deals added: B&H's latest Apple sale has just launched, and the April event now includes discounts on brand-new 2020 iPad Pros and MacBook Airs. Plus, save hundreds of dollars on 16-inch MacBook Pros, and pick up AirPods for as low as $129.

TipsHow to turn off your Apple TV

How to turn off your Apple TV

Whether it's the Apple TV HD or Apple TV 4K, there is no off switch — but there are ways to quickly stop it playing, and go to sleep, when you're finished watching.

Sunday, April 05, 2020

Apple sources 20M face masks, designs and ships face shields for medical workers

Apple sources 20M face masks, designs and ships face shields for medical workers

Apple has sourced over 20 million face masks it aims to donate to governments to fight the spread of COVID-19, with the iPhone maker also working on designing and producing face shields for use by front-line medical workers.

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'iPhone 12 Pro' may add LiDAR sensor to triple rear camera bump

'iPhone 12 Pro' may add LiDAR sensor to triple rear camera bump

The "iPhone 12 Pro" may update the layout of its rear camera, an image leak suggests, with the addition of LiDAR to the back of the iPhone prompting a repositioning of lenses within the square camera bump.

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Review: Invisible Shield Glass Elite Edge screen protector is nearly invisible

Review: Invisible Shield Glass Elite Edge screen protector is nearly invisible

Invisible Shield has a wide variety of screen protectors; anti-glare, blue light blocking, and privacy to name a few. Now, it added the new Glass Elite Edge to its offerings.

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ReviewReview: Hogtalare Hi-Fi Wireless Bluetooth Speaker offers incredible performance but comes at a cost

Review: Hogtalare Hi-Fi Wireless Bluetooth Speaker offers incredible performance but comes at a cost

Morel has crafted a high-quality Bluetooth bookshelf speaker that comes as the total package — minus the Wi-Fi, but does the performance justify the price?

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FeatureAT&T manager iPhone theft scheme & bandits with surgical masks on the Apple Crime Blotter

AT&T manager iPhone theft scheme & bandits with surgical masks on the Apple Crime Blotter

Postal worker stole iPhones and Viagra, an AT&T manager's iPhone theft scheme, police inaction over an iPad theft, and more from the world of Apple-related crime.

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FeatureMarch 2020: Apple Stores close, but MacBook Air & iPad Pro launch anyway

March 2020: Apple Stores close, but MacBook Air & iPad Pro launch anyway

Maybe 2019 was practice for Apple, as it is now used to releasing new products via a press release. That's what it had to do in March 2020 as the whole world self-isolated, and Apple Stores closed their doors.

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Saturday, April 04, 2020

Apple eyes video service NextVR for possible $100M acquisition

Apple eyes video service NextVR for possible $100M acquisition

Apple is looking to expand its augmented reality and virtual reality teams and patent hoard even more, with a rumored acquisition of California VR firm NextVR on the cards that may be worth $100 million.

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Images and code leak reveal iOS 14 wallpaper changes and widgets

Images and code leak reveal iOS 14 wallpaper changes and widgets

Apple's wallpaper settings may offer default images in collections in iOS 14 along with new dynamic wallpapers, while a code leak suggests Apple may be working on widgets for the Home screen itself.

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ReviewReview: Logitech Powered 3-in-1 Dock is a useful multi-device desktop charger

Review: Logitech Powered 3-in-1 Dock is a useful multi-device desktop charger

Logitech has expanded its Powered lineup with the new 3-in-1 dock as well as a standalone pad. Whether you need to just charge your iPhone or your phone, AirPods, and Apple Watch, Logitech has you covered.

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Best Apple AirPods 2 and AirPods Pro deals for April 2020

Best Apple AirPods 2 and AirPods Pro deals for April 2020

Apple AirPods deals are going on now, with cash savings on both AirPods 2 and AirPods Pro models (the latter hitting a record low price). A top seller, AirPods are a great accessory when working from home thanks to seamless pairing with a Mac, iPad or iPhone — all in a compact, wireless package.

VideoCompared: 2020 MacBook Air i3 versus MacBook Air i7

Compared: 2020 MacBook Air i3 versus MacBook Air i7

The MacBook Air is again available with an i7 processor. We've benchmarked the base 2020 MacBook Air with i3 processor, and the high-end quad-core i7 MacBook Air to see how much of a performance difference there — and to see if the i7 is worth the higher price tag.

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ReviewReview: Yobi B3 HomeKit Doorbell is easy to install and use

Review: Yobi B3 HomeKit Doorbell is easy to install and use

The Yobi B3 HomeKit Doorbell camera was announced at CES 2019, and after a long road through development, has escaped the fate of most products shown at CES. It's now available for pre-order, and we have some hands-on experience to share.

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FeatureEverything known about Apple's AirTags

Everything known about Apple's AirTags

There has been a lot said about Apple's forthcoming AirTags in the last six months, including what we'll be able to do with them and how we'll do it once they're in our hands.

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FeatureEverything known about the 2020 'iPhone SE'

Everything known about the 2020 'iPhone SE'

The launch of the so-called 2020 "iPhone SE," largely expected to be an updated iPhone 8-style device, is imminent. Here's what's been discovered about the subject of rumors for the last three years.

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Friday, April 03, 2020

Apple Music subscriber base grew 36% in 2019, second only to Spotify

Apple Music subscriber base grew 36% in 2019, second only to Spotify

Music streaming subscriptions were up 32% globally last year, with Apple Music maintaining a comfortable second place position behind Spotify, according to newly published estimates.

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FeatureHow Apple's fee exemption program for in-app video purchases works

How Apple's fee exemption program for in-app video purchases works

Amazon's Prime Video app now features in-app rentals and purchases across Apple's platforms. While that's new, there's much more to the story — including the previously obscure Apple initiative that allowed it.

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Tim Cook to deliver virtual commencement address for Ohio State University in May

Tim Cook to deliver virtual commencement address for Ohio State University in May

Apple CEO Tim Cook is scheduled to deliver a "virtual commencement address" for Ohio State University students graduating this spring, the university announced on Friday.

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University of Alabama selects Apple Watch to monitor football team during pandemic

University of Alabama selects Apple Watch to monitor football team during pandemic

The University of Alabama's Crimson Tide football program caused a bit of a stir in the collegiate sports world this week when it was revealed that the team is using Apple Watch to monitor player fitness during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Apple acquires AI startup Voysis in apparent push to bolster Siri's natural language skills

Apple acquires AI startup Voysis in apparent push to bolster Siri's natural language skills

Apple recently purchased Dublin, Ireland-based company Voysis, a startup that conducted work on improving natural language processing in virtual assistants.

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Senators raise privacy concerns over Apple's COVID-19 screening app [u]

Senators raise privacy concerns over Apple's COVID-19 screening app [u]

Democratic senators have reached out to Tim Cook to inquire about how Apple handles personal data on its new COVID-19 screening app and website.

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Facebook tried to buy NSO Group's iOS spyware to monitor iPhone users [u]

Facebook tried to buy NSO Group's iOS spyware to monitor iPhone users [u]

NSO Group, the team behind the 2019 WhatsApp spyware attack, says Facebook proposed buying "Pegasus" software to better keep tabs on iOS users' activity.

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FeatureLooking back at 10 years of the iPad, Apple's revolutionary tablet

Looking back at 10 years of the iPad, Apple's revolutionary tablet

On April 3, 2010, the iPad wasn't really an iPhone and not quite a Mac. The latest iPads blend the best of both worlds — and that's been an evolution a decade in the making.

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Morgan Stanley trims AAPL target to $298 as hopes for sharp consumer recovery dampen

Morgan Stanley trims AAPL target to $298 as hopes for sharp consumer recovery dampen

Morgan Stanley said Friday it is reducing expectations for Apple through fiscal 2021 to better align with the bank's macro view that GDP growth will take a greater hit than previously expected, due largely to a prolonged consumer recovery.

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Amazon further discounts Apple AirPods Pro, Powerbeats Pro return to lowest price ever

Amazon further discounts Apple AirPods Pro, Powerbeats Pro return to lowest price ever

Wireless earphone deals are hitting a fever pitch heading into the weekend, with Friday markdowns issued on both Apple AirPods Pro and Powerbeats Pro.

Apple patches vulnerability where iPhone & MacBook cameras could be hijacked

Apple patches vulnerability where iPhone & MacBook cameras could be hijacked

An ethical "white-hat" hacker exploited Apple's own apps in December to show how a malicious website could gain unrestricted access to a user's camera and microphone without consent using flaws that have since been patched.

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Apple leaks new "iPhone SE" coming soon in iPhone 8 form factor [u]

Apple leaks new

The Apple Store appears to have leaked the official name of Apple's next iPhone, as a listing for an iPhone 8 screen protector was updated on Thursday to reflect compatibility with "iPhone SE."

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Apple confirms unreleased AirTags in own support video

Apple confirms unreleased AirTags in own support video

The name "AirTags" has appeared in a brand new Apple support video, putting to rest any debate about what Apple will ultimately call its forthcoming wireless trackers that are expected to help users keep tabs on possessions beyond electronic devices.

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FeatureZoom security, iPad Pro 2020, Apple acquires Dark Sky & more on the AppleInsider Podcast

Zoom security, iPad Pro 2020, Apple acquires Dark Sky & more on the AppleInsider Podcast

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Andrew details how the 2020 iPad Pro compares to previous models, we explore Zoom's many privacy issues and its shady install process, Apple buys the Dark Sky weather app and what it all means, and we debate Apple Sherlocking third-party apps.

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Apple News outage briefly impacted selected users [u]

Apple News outage briefly impacted selected users [u]

A small number of users worldwide were reporting that Apple News was down for a period of time on Friday morning, but there was no consistency to which territories were affected, and devices on the same network could be working.

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ReviewApple TV+ Review: 'Home Before Dark' is just a serviceable detective show

Apple TV+ Review: 'Home Before Dark' is just a serviceable detective show

Young star Brooklynn Prince is the best thing about the latest Apple TV+ original series, a solid show that's nevertheless lacking in obvious breakout potential.

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VideoCompared: 2017 iPad Pro versus 2020 iPad Pro

Compared: 2017 iPad Pro versus 2020 iPad Pro

Apple's 2020 iPad Pro lineup may not be that big a difference from the 2018 revision — but there is a much wider gap if you go back to the 2017 model. We compare Apple's newest pro tablet to the popular 2017 line to see how much difference three years can make.

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Apple Stores in US to remain closed until early May

Apple Stores in US to remain closed until early May

Apple in a memo to employees on Thursday said it plans to keep all U.S. retail stores closed until early May as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the nation.

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Thursday, April 02, 2020

Next-generation 'iPhone SE' could launch on Friday with three color options

Next-generation 'iPhone SE' could launch on Friday with three color options

A report on Thursday claims Apple is readying a hotly anticipated successor to its affordable iPhone SE and could debut the handset as soon as Friday.

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