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Monday, February 18, 2019

FeatureApple's 2019 hardware roadmap calls for at least 11 new products

Apple's 2019 hardware roadmap calls for at least 11 new products

Apple is anticipated to update nearly every line of hardware it has in 2019. AppleInsider shows you what we're expecting to see, including the "AirPods 2," 2019 Mac Pro, Apple Pro displays, new iPhones, the "iPad mini 5," and more.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

HomePod sales up in fourth quarter, Amazon and Google extending lead

HomePod sales up in fourth quarter, Amazon and Google extending lead

Smart Speakers such as the HomePod have helped almost double the global shipments of the product category in the fourth quarter of 2018, but while Apple's speaker is seeing increased sales, it is seemingly falling behind its rivals in terms of overall market share.

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SoundCloud adds option to distribute music directly to services like Apple Music

SoundCloud adds option to distribute music directly to services like Apple Music

Looking to cement its status as a launching point for independent artists, SoundCloud on Tuesday announced an option letting musicians publish music directly to outside services like Spotify and Apple Music.

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Eve's HomeKit-compatible Flare moodlight ships in US & Canada

Eve's HomeKit-compatible Flare moodlight ships in US & Canada

The Eve Flare, a HomeKit-compatible light originally launched in Europe last year, is now finally available in the U.S. and Canada.

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Qualcomm's new X55 5G modem is ridiculously fast - but Apple probably won't use it

Qualcomm's new X55 5G modem is ridiculously fast - but Apple probably won't use it

Qualcomm on Tuesday revealed a new modem, the Snapdragon X55, an updated 5G model with better performance — though it's unlikely to appear in Apple's iPhone anytime soon unless the two companies can settle their differences.

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AirPods Wireless Charging Case may not need precise location on a charging pad

AirPods Wireless Charging Case may not need precise location on a charging pad

A future version of the AirPods Wireless Charging Case may not necessarily require users to carefully line it up on a wireless charger for it to receive power, with Apple proposing a system where it could be placed in practically any position on an AirPower-style charging pad and still be able to inductively charge.

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Apple's iPhone still holds commanding lead in smartphone sales in Japan

Apple's iPhone still holds commanding lead in smartphone sales in Japan

While Apple's shipments in the Japanese smartphone market dipped 10.5 percent year-over-year in the December quarter, the iPhone still enjoys overwhelming popularity there, according to new research data.

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Apple's Chinese price cuts provided only temporary sales improvement

Apple's Chinese price cuts provided only temporary sales improvement

Apple's attempts to boost its iPhone sales in China via price cuts offered only a temporary effect, according to Rosenblatt Securities, with post Chinese New Year sales reportedly seeing little in the way of improvement in a depressed smartphone market.

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'iPad mini 5' CAD file suggests spec bump, no major new features

'iPad mini 5' CAD file suggests spec bump, no major new features

More speculation about Apple's rumored fifth-generation iPad mini suggests it won't have any major changes to its appearance, with one prominent leaker examining a CAD file believing the compact tablet will largely be similar to the fourth-generation model but with improved specifications.

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Users report Apple Pay rollout in Czech Republic prior to official launch

Users report Apple Pay rollout in Czech Republic prior to official launch

As rumored, Apple appears to be rolling out Apple Pay services in the Czech Republic early Tuesday, with the launch following close on the heels of a debut in Saudi Arabia.

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Monday, February 18, 2019

Apple activates Apple Pay services in Saudi Arabia ahead of official launch [u]

Apple activates Apple Pay services in Saudi Arabia ahead of official launch [u]

Apple began rolling out Apple Pay to customers in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, with early reports showing compatibility with previously confirmed financial partners including the country's largest institution, the National Commercial Bank.

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Lowest prices: $150-$225 off every 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Vega graphics

Lowest prices: $150-$225 off every 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Vega graphics

Back by popular demand, Apple authorized reseller Adorama is knocking $150 to $225 off every 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Vega 16 or Vega 20 graphics for a limited time. Plus, Adorama will not collect sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

Apple executive team shakeups causing multiple projects to be put on hold

Apple executive team shakeups causing multiple projects to be put on hold

Changes in personnel and organization at Apple have been so dramatic in recent times that the company has had to pause multiple projects, a report indicated on Monday.

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ReviewReview: Naim Mu-so AirPlay 2 speaker will fill your home with style & powerful sound

Review: Naim Mu-so AirPlay 2 speaker will fill your home with style & powerful sound

The Naim Mu-so Wi-Fi AirPlay 2 speaker is a stunning work of art that is capable of filling a house with its powerful, crisp sound with an equally powerful price.

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Apple issues third developer beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.4

Apple issues third developer beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.4

Apple has provided participants of its developer beta program with a new third build of macOS Mojave 10.14.4, almost two weeks after the second betas of all of the company's operating systems were distributed.

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Huawei cloning Apple parts, rewarding employees for tech theft

Huawei cloning Apple parts, rewarding employees for tech theft

China's Huawei uses "dubious" tactics to try to reverse engineer technology from Apple and other competitors in the electronics market, a report charged on Monday.

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ExclusiveThese $49 Funcl AI earbuds might look like AirPods, but they're a whole lot cheaper (and still sound great)

These $49 Funcl AI earbuds might look like AirPods, but they're a whole lot cheaper (and still sound great)

For a limited time only, AppleInsider readers can exclusively pick up Funcl's AI wireless earphones for just $49, matching the lowest price we've seen to date. These portable headphones are a great budget-friendly alternative to Apple's pricier AirPods — and best of all, they're in stock and ready to ship at Amazon.

Apple partners with Dream Corps to expand Swift coding lessons to larger audience

Apple partners with Dream Corps to expand Swift coding lessons to larger audience

Beginning in Oakland, Calif., Apple is partnering with Dream Corps to expand "educational and workforce development opportunities" across the U.S., and has Swift programming at the core of the expansion.

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Apple's video service expected to launch at $15 per month, still needs healthy iPhone sales

Apple's video service expected to launch at $15 per month, still needs healthy iPhone sales

While Apple's upcoming video service should still add a great deal to its bottom line, Apple needs both it, and future growth of iPhone sales going forward, according to one analyst.

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Group FaceTime bug prevents adding more users to an existing one-on-one call

Group FaceTime bug prevents adding more users to an existing one-on-one call

Apple's patch to close an exploit in Group FaceTime is only partially successful, as some users are reporting the service is preventing them from adding more contacts to a FaceTime call that is already in progress, an issue that Apple seemingly knows about.

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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Apple's 2019 iPhones to wirelessly charge other devices, sport bigger batteries and frosted glass

Apple's 2019 iPhones to wirelessly charge other devices, sport bigger batteries and frosted glass

Apple's 2019 iPhone lineup allegedly won't look much different from the company's current offerings outside of some frosted glass, new technologies like "bilateral" wireless charging, ultra-wide band for enhanced indoor positioning, and a triple-lens camera, according to TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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AirPower wireless charging, new AirPods will ship in first half of 2019

AirPower wireless charging, new AirPods will ship in first half of 2019

Apple will finally get around to releasing its AirPower wireless charging mat and a future generation of AirPods in the first half of 2019, according to TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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Apple plans new 16- to 16.5-inch MacBook Pro in 2019 aimed at pro designers

Apple plans new 16- to 16.5-inch MacBook Pro in 2019 aimed at pro designers

As part of its 2019 product introductions Apple will reportedly revitalize a tier of MacBook Pro larger than its current 15-inch models, positioned at hardcore gamers and pro designers.

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Apple to launch iPad Pro, iPad mini, 10.2-inch iPad, ceramic Apple Watch in 2019

Apple to launch iPad Pro, iPad mini, 10.2-inch iPad, ceramic Apple Watch in 2019

Apple plans to introduce new iPad Pros and iPad minis during the 2019 calendar year, along with a new ceramic Apple Watch design, a well-informed Apple analyst said Sunday.

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Mac Pro will be 'easy-to-upgrade,' debut in 2019 alongside 31.6-inch Apple 6K display

Mac Pro will be 'easy-to-upgrade,' debut in 2019 alongside 31.6-inch Apple 6K display

Among three all-new Mac products expected to debut from Apple in 2019 are an "easy-to-upgrade" Mac Pro and a 31.6-inch Apple 6K display with high-end backlight technology, according to well-informed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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Apple recruits former smartlock developer Sam Jadallah to head up home initiatives

Apple recruits former smartlock developer Sam Jadallah to head up home initiatives

Apple's latest significant hire is Sam Jadallah, who will reportedly be heading up the company's smarthome efforts.

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FeatureApple crime blotter: Near-daily thefts from an Apple Store, and El Chapo-brand iPhone accessories & more

Apple crime blotter: Near-daily thefts from an Apple Store, and El Chapo-brand iPhone accessories & more

One man reportedly stole headphones and other items from the same Apple Store every day for months, in order to support an expensive drug habit. That and more, in the latest Apple-related crime roundup.

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Saturday, February 16, 2019

VideoVideo: Should you get an eGPU for your new 2018 Mac mini?

Video: Should you get an eGPU for your new 2018 Mac mini?

The 2018 Mac mini is a welcome refresh to the compact Mac product line, but the Intel graphics are weak. AppleInsider examines whether it is worth the extra expense of adding an external GPU to the Mac mini.

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Apple Music promo lets subscribers give one month of free service to a friend

Apple Music promo lets subscribers give one month of free service to a friend

In what is quickly becoming Apple's preferred method of advertising to existing customers, the company on Friday sent out an iOS push notification offering Apple Music subscribers the ability to give away one free month of service.

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'AirPods 2' rumored to launch in spring alongside AirPower, feature new black color option

'AirPods 2' rumored to launch in spring alongside AirPower, feature new black color option

Echoing earlier rumors, a report claimed on Friday that Apple will ship second-generation AirPods product this spring, including a new black color option.

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Apple to acquire voice app firm PullString in deal worth below $100M, report says

Apple to acquire voice app firm PullString in deal worth below $100M, report says

As part of a larger push into voice recognition and artificial intelligence technology, Apple has reportedly agreed to purchase PullString, a San Francisco startup focused on the development and publication of voice apps for Amazon's Alexa, Google Assistant and "internet of things" hardware.

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Apple's latest iPhone XS & XR ad 'Bokeh'd' plays with social downsides of Depth Control

Apple's latest iPhone XS & XR ad 'Bokeh'd' plays with social downsides of Depth Control

Perhaps signalling that it's embarking on a broader campaign, Apple has released a second ad promoting Depth Control on the iPhone XS & XR, "Bokeh'd."

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Healthcare tech firm Epic Systems says it won't consider any Apple buyout offer

Healthcare tech firm Epic Systems says it won't consider any Apple buyout offer

Despite its potentially lucrative nature, the CEO of healthcare IT firm Epic Systems says she won't consider any possible takeover offer by Apple.

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ReviewReview: The G-Drive Mobile USB-C HDD is a great storage solution for your Mac

Review: The G-Drive Mobile USB-C HDD is a great storage solution for your Mac

Finally, G-Technology has added a USB-C port to the G-Drive Mobile line, and we've got one on our test bench.

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Apple extends Chinese iPhone XS & XR trade-up offers through March 25

Apple extends Chinese iPhone XS & XR trade-up offers through March 25

Apple is extending a Chinese promo in which shoppers get better credit for old iPhones put towards the cost of an iPhone XS or XR.

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Niantic agrees to change Pokemon Go locations in trespassing lawsuit settlement

Niantic agrees to change Pokemon Go locations in trespassing lawsuit settlement

Game studio Niantic has settled a lawsuit surrounding the popular iOS game Pokemon Go, pending judicial review, a suit where property owners complained about players of the hit title causing a nuisance in physical locations designated as Pokestops and Pokemon Gyms.

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TipsHow to make PDFs in macOS Mojave without any extra software

How to make PDFs in macOS Mojave without any extra software

You've been able to make a PDF out of any document on Macs for years. We take it so much for granted, though, that we don't know what extra options we've got — nor noticed how Apple is trying to change the way we're supposed to make PDFs. AppleInsider walks you through making a PDF, with only the tools that come with macOS.

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FTC & Facebook negotiating record-breaking billion-dollar privacy violation fine

FTC & Facebook negotiating record-breaking billion-dollar privacy violation fine

Facebook and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission are in talks over a privacy violations fine that could cost the former billions of dollars.

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VideoCompared: Apple's Smart Battery Case versus Mophie Juice Pack Access

Compared: Apple's Smart Battery Case versus Mophie Juice Pack Access

Both Apple and Mophie have introduced their own battery cases which spurs the debate on which route people should go. Apple's Smart Battery Case and Mophies Juice Pack Access have their benefits, but which is best is going to be up to you.

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