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Monday, December 17, 2018

Watch-based Apple Heart Study ranks as biggest of its kind

Watch-based Apple Heart Study ranks as biggest of its kind

The Apple Heart Study — conducted by Stanford University in conjunction with Apple — was the largest ever investigating arrhythmia, with 419,093 participants.

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Last minute savings: $1,049 2018 MacBook Air, $249 2018 iPad, $100 off HomePods

Last minute savings: $1,049 2018 MacBook Air, $249 2018 iPad, $100 off HomePods

Time is running out to snap up significant savings on Apple hardware and accessories just in time for Christmas. Find the lowest prices on 2018 MacBook Airs (starting at just $1,049), or save $250 to $350 on 2017 models. Apple's 2018 iPads are also on sale at $80 to $100 off, while HomePods are $249 while supplies last.

France to hit Apple, other tech giants with new digital tax in January

France to hit Apple, other tech giants with new digital tax in January

France will introduce a new tax aimed at major technology companies, including Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook, with the digital tax attempting to extract funds from the tech giants while other efforts to reform European tax law are underway.

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Apple did consider including both Face ID and Touch ID on an iPhone

Apple did consider including both Face ID and Touch ID on an iPhone

Apple could have included a facial recognition system similar to Face ID on an iPhone while retaining Touch ID, with regulatory filings revealing the company did consider having both forms of biometric security on the same device as part of a wider authentication system.

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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 $1,400 off. Many of these deals end today, so don't delay.

iPhone saves woman's life after shipwreck near Japan

iPhone saves woman's life after shipwreck near Japan

A woman's iPhone was instrumental in summoning rescue, after a chartered boat capsized off the coast of Japan dumping her and her friends in the ocean.

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Apple poaches Tesla car designer Andrew Kim

Apple poaches Tesla car designer Andrew Kim

Tesla Senior Designer Andrew Kim has started working for Apple, and is only the most recent move back to the company after a stint with the car manufacturer.

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Valve's Steam is dropping support for macOS Yosemite & earlier in 2019

Valve's Steam is dropping support for macOS Yosemite & earlier in 2019

As a result of technical changes, Valve's Steam game store and launcher will no longer work on Yosemite or any older versions of macOS beginning Jan. 1.

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Apple manufacturer Foxconn not negotiating with Qualcomm over $9B royalties dispute

Apple manufacturer Foxconn not negotiating with Qualcomm over $9B royalties dispute

Foxconn is not in talks to settle an antitrust lawsuit it and other Apple assembly partners have leveled against Qualcomm, with its lawyers readying for a protracted legal battle.

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Sunday, December 16, 2018

ExclusiveLowest prices ever: Up to $850 off 2018 MacBook Pros; up to $1,400 off 2017 MacBook Pros; $400 off Vega 20 MBP

Lowest prices ever: Up to $850 off 2018 MacBook Pros; up to $1,400 off 2017 MacBook Pros; $400 off Vega 20 MBP

Last minute holiday deals have just arrived with record breaking discounts on current and closeout Macs. Save $400 on a 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Vega 20 graphics, now $2,749 (the lowest price ever). Other 2018 models are up to $850 off, with 2017 configurations ringing in at up to $1,400 off. Upgraded models start at just $1,449 with no tax outside NY and NJ and 0% financing.

Steve Jobs wanted ultra-optimized US manufacturing, Apple vets say

Steve Jobs wanted ultra-optimized US manufacturing, Apple vets say

Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs was, for a time, deadset on U.S.-based manufacturing of computers, an effort which collapsed after just eight years.

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Saturday, December 15, 2018

VideoBenchmarked: Razer Blade Stealth versus 13-inch MacBook Pro with function keys

Benchmarked: Razer Blade Stealth versus 13-inch MacBook Pro with function keys

At $1,600, the 2019 13-inch Razer Blade Stealth represents an incredible value, boasting a 1.8GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, 256GB of storage and a powerful dedicated MX150 graphics card. See how it stacks up to a comparable MacBook Pro.

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Jailbreaking takes a hit as Cydia "app store" shutters

Jailbreaking takes a hit as Cydia

The end may be nigh for iOS jailbreaking as the Cydia Store officially shut down this week, depriving a once thriving community of an important app distribution platform.

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Friday, December 14, 2018

ReviewReview: CaseMate's new iPad Pro folios offer good protection and functionality, have a few flaws

Review: CaseMate's new iPad Pro folios offer good protection and functionality, have a few flaws

AppleInsider tests out a pair of new iPad Pro folios from Case-Mate that offer smart styles and dual viewing modes.

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Class action suit alleges Apple lies to customers over size & resolution of iPhone X, XS & XS Max

Class action suit alleges Apple lies to customers over size & resolution of iPhone X, XS & XS Max

A class action lawsuit launched on Friday accuses Apple of making fraudulent marketing claims about both the size and pixel count of its OLED iPhone displays, claiming the company literally cuts corners.

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First issue of Macworld signed by Steve Jobs fetches $47,775 at auction

First issue of Macworld signed by Steve Jobs fetches $47,775 at auction

A copy of the first issue of Macworld bearing the rare signature of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has sold at auction, with the item far exceeding its estimate and selling for $47,775 when bidding ceased on Thursday.

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FeatureHoliday Gift Guide 2018: Here are the best stocking stuffers for Apple fans

Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Here are the best stocking stuffers for Apple fans

While everyone thinks about buying larger gifts for the holidays, there's the often-overlooked area of stocking stuffers, smaller gifts to accompany the main presents. AppleInsider offers suggestions of handy items that fall under this category.

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Hot deal: Apple's HomePod on sale for $249 ($100 off) while supplies last

Hot deal: Apple's HomePod on sale for $249 ($100 off) while supplies last

After originally selling out, B&H has brought back the incredibly popular $249 deal on Apple's HomePod with free expedited delivery. What's more, B&H will not collect sales tax in many states. Supplies are limited, so grab this deal while you can.

TipsHow to play Apple Music from your Amazon Alexa devices

How to play Apple Music from your Amazon Alexa devices

AppleInsider walks you through how to enable Apple Music and play what you want from the service on your Amazon Alexa devices in a few easy steps.

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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 March 2019. Here are the programs we know about so far, updated with details on a barrage of "Peanuts" content.

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Apple Music goes live for some on Amazon Alexa devices

Apple Music goes live for some on Amazon Alexa devices

Three days days ahead of schedule, Amazon has made Apple Music available to at least some of its Alexa owners.

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Facebook says bug may have briefly exposed photos of 6.8 million app users

Facebook says bug may have briefly exposed photos of 6.8 million app users

Between Sept. 13 and Sept. 25, a bug temporarily exposed more photos than intended to third-party apps that use Facebook logins, the social network acknowledged on Friday.

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EditorialJustice and governance can be blind, but willful tech ignorance by them is hurting us

Justice and governance can be blind, but willful tech ignorance by them is hurting us

Our leaders and politicians don't have to be IT experts but they shouldn't be making decisions on topics they don't even attempt to understand.

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Ming-Chi Kuo says iPhone XR demand is weak, cuts sales estimates for Q1 2019

Ming-Chi Kuo says iPhone XR demand is weak, cuts sales estimates for Q1 2019

Ming-Chi Kuo has cut his expectations for iPhone unit shipments after the holiday season, citing the lower iPhone XR demand is a sign that the iPhone's sales are likely to decline heftily on an annual basis.

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Last minute holiday deals: Free 1TB G-Drive and up to $300 off popular 13" and 15" MacBook Pros

Last minute holiday deals: Free 1TB G-Drive and up to $300 off popular 13

To celebrate the holiday season, B&H is giving away a free 1TB G-Drive with popular 13-inch MacBook Pros and 2018 15-inch MacBook Pros. This deal, which is in addition to cash savings of up to $300 off and free expedited shipping, is perfect for holiday gift giving with delivery in time for Christmas to most locations.

Apple plans increase in Pegatron iPhone assembly to skirt China ban alongside iOS 12 patch

Apple plans increase in Pegatron iPhone assembly to skirt China ban alongside iOS 12 patch

Besides just an iOS 12 patch, Apple may shift some of its iPhone production between its assembly partner to mitigate some of the effects of the Chinese sales ban in its patent fight with Qualcomm.

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FeatureSaving your iPhone battery life, doctors at Apple, and potential iPhone bans on the AppleInsider Podcast

Saving your iPhone battery life, doctors at Apple, and potential iPhone bans on the AppleInsider Podcast

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor speaks with Jason Appelbaum, CEO of Evercharge.net about changing our charging habits to increase battery longevity. Victor and William talk about Qualcomm, injunctions banning iPhone sales, and more.

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ReviewReview: Kingston Bolt is an easy way to add extra storage to your iPhone or iPad

Review: Kingston Bolt is an easy way to add extra storage to your iPhone or iPad

Kingston Bolt is a dual-purpose Lightning/USB drive that effortlessly allows you to store or backup photos and videos from a compatible iOS device.

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Apple to address Chinese iPhone ban with software update

Apple to address Chinese iPhone ban with software update

After a Chinese court issued a preliminary injunction against certain iPhones for infringing on Qualcomm patents, Apple on Friday said it plans to resolve the issue with a software update expected for release next week.

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Qualcomm cannot use Apple's move to Intel chips as evidence in antitrust case, judge rules

Qualcomm cannot use Apple's move to Intel chips as evidence in antitrust case, judge rules

Qualcomm's defense in a pending U.S. antitrust action was dealt a blow on Thursday, as a federal judge ruled that evidence regarding Apple's supplier partnership with Intel is inadmissible in a coming trial.

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Australia's largest bank finally caves, announces imminent Apple Pay support

Australia's largest bank finally caves, announces imminent Apple Pay support

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia on Thursday announced it will finally begin supporting Apple Pay starting in January 2019.

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Apple suggests Chinese iPhone ban would force settlement with Qualcomm

Apple suggests Chinese iPhone ban would force settlement with Qualcomm

Arguing against a recent Chinese court decision to ban sales of older iPhones for infringing on Qualcomm patents, Apple says the injunction would force a settlement in its worldwide legal battle against the chipmaker.

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Tumblr returns to iOS App Store ahead of 'adult' content ban

Tumblr returns to iOS App Store ahead of 'adult' content ban

Photo-centric blogging platform Tumblr returned to the iOS App Store this week after its app was pulled last month following the discovery that the service was hosting child pornography.

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ReviewReview: SliQ is the latest AirPods Qi wireless charging case

Review: SliQ is the latest AirPods Qi wireless charging case

As the world awaits Apple's official Qi wireless charging case for AirPods, it seems like dozens have popped up in its stead. This time around, we are taking a look at the SliQ case by East Brooklyn Labs.

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Apple activates Mac App Store analytics in App Store Connect

Apple activates Mac App Store analytics in App Store Connect

Developers on Thursday received a powerful new tool to track customer engagement in macOS Mojave, as Apple activated Mac App Store analytics in App Store Connect.

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Apple's social media efforts fail again as Apple Music Connect to shut down in 2019

Apple's social media efforts fail again as Apple Music Connect to shut down in 2019

Musicians on Apple Music are receiving notifications saying that, as of Thursday, they can no longer post new content to Connect, the service's blog-style platform for reaching out to fans.

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Apple commercials claim three spots in Adweek 'Best Ads of 2018' rankings

Apple commercials claim three spots in Adweek 'Best Ads of 2018' rankings

Trade publication Adweek has published its annual list of the 25 best ads across all media, handing out three spots to TV commercials for Apple.

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FeatureHoliday Gift Guide 2018: The best gift ideas for the frequent traveler

Holiday Gift Guide 2018: The best gift ideas for the frequent traveler

Traveling for work or pleasure is one of those activities that tests the mettle of your electronics — if you have a frequent traveler in your life, here's a starting point for finding genuinely useful devices and accessories.

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ExclusiveFirst look at the site of Apple's $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas

First look at the site of Apple's $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas

Apple on Thursday revealed plans to build a second, $1 billion campus in Austin, spanning 133 acres and housing 5,000 workers. AppleInsider took a look at the site as it exists today, and gives you a brief primer on the area.

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