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Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Apple's SMS one-time passcode proposal moves forward with help from Google

Apple's SMS one-time passcode proposal moves forward with help from Google

Apple's effort to develop a standardized format for one-time passcodes sent through SMS messages is moving forward with the help of Google engineers, as the proposal this month garnered official status as a Web Platform Incubator Community Group (WICG) specification draft.

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VoIP-Pal targets Apple's FaceTime, iMessage in renewed patent infringement battle

VoIP-Pal targets Apple's FaceTime, iMessage in renewed patent infringement battle

VoIP-Pal, which brandishes a portfolio of voice over IP-related patents, on Tuesday filed a new lawsuit against Apple, claiming the company's FaceTime and iMessage infringe on a single patent covering call routing and handling.

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Apple's Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro up for preorder on Amazon, supposedly ships on May 30

Apple's Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro up for preorder on Amazon, supposedly ships on May 30

Apple's unreleased Magic Keyboard with Trackpad has popped up on Amazon's UK website with a shipping date of May 30, but that's likely just a placeholder as the retailer builds up its stock.

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Apple to reveal fiscal Q2 earnings on April 30

Apple to reveal fiscal Q2 earnings on April 30

Apple on Tuesday announced plans to reveal quarterly earnings for the company's second fiscal quarter of 2020 on April 30, with CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri expected to join analysts on a conference call after markets close.

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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.

Apple Music to make $50M fund available to indie labels, distributors [u]

Apple Music to make $50M fund available to indie labels, distributors [u]

Apple Music is reportedly making available a $50 million advance fund to support independent music labels and artists during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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ExclusiveApple's MacBook Air (2019) is back for $849

Apple's MacBook Air (2019) is back for $849

If you missed out on the lowest 2019 MacBook Air price we've seen, it's back for only a few short days. Pick one up for just $849 before this deal runs out.

ReviewReview: Peak Design's Travel Tripod is unmatched in quality for traditional & mobile photogs

Review: Peak Design's Travel Tripod is unmatched in quality for traditional & mobile photogs

The attention to detail, thoughtful features, and consideration of mobile photogs needs made clear in the Peak Design Travel Tripod make it essential for any photographer, regardless of skillset or camera choice.

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Apple Maps COVID-19 update refocuses local searches on hospitals, food deliveries

Apple Maps COVID-19 update refocuses local searches on hospitals, food deliveries

Apple has altered how Apple Maps shows nearby searches during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, with the app now focusing on providing quicker access to food deliveries, pharmacies, and grocery locations close to the user.

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Clips update adds Mickey and Minnie Mouse stickers, Split and Duplicate tools

Clips update adds Mickey and Minnie Mouse stickers, Split and Duplicate tools

Apple has updated its Clips app for iPhone and iPad, adding new 8-bit and Mickey and Minnie Mouse stickers alongside the Split and Duplicate buttons, and support for mouse and keyboard peripherals in iPadOS 13.4.

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'Game of Thrones' cold war between contractors plaguing Apple tools division

'Game of Thrones' cold war between contractors plaguing Apple tools division

An except from a new book about major tech companies characterizes an internal Apple division as having a "Cold War" atmosphere, with infighting and contractor issues causing the section to be both a grueling place to work, and inefficient for the company itself.

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Apple releases iOS 13.4.1 & iPadOS 13.4.1 with FaceTime bug fix

Apple releases iOS 13.4.1 & iPadOS 13.4.1 with FaceTime bug fix

At the same time that it is actively testing iOS 13.4.5, Apple has released iOS 13.4.1 and iPadOS 13.4.1, with minor fixes to the previous release on March 24.

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Apple Face Shield for medical workers has dedicated support pages

Apple Face Shield for medical workers has dedicated support pages

Apple has published new support pages advising on how to assemble, use, and clean the face shields it is producing and distributing to front-line healthcare employees combatting COVID-19.

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Hands-OnHands on: Quibi is an entertaining and frustrating time suck for Apple users

Hands on: Quibi is an entertaining and frustrating time suck for Apple users

Quibi, the newest streaming service on the block, just hit devices on April 6, but with the short length of all its original content, it makes sampling its offerings easier. Unfortunately for Apple users, the app at launch leaves us wanting more.

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Tuesday's best deals: cheap iPhones from $119; Core i9 16" MacBook Pro $2,450 ($350 off)

Tuesday's best deals: cheap iPhones from $119; Core i9 16

Deals are heating up as we round out the first week of April, with Amazon-owned Woot discounting Apple iPhone models to as low as $119.99 today only. Apple's new 16-inch MacBook Pro is also marked down considerably, with the loaded 8-core model with upgraded graphics and additional storage now $2,450 with coupon.

TipsHow to quiet down Siri, alarms, and notifications while you're working from home

How to quiet down Siri, alarms, and notifications while you're working from home

Not only do all your work devices make bleeps, but so do those of everyone in your household. For their sanity, for yours, and for not being kicked out to self-isolate somewhere else, here's how to quieten down your Apple devices.

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Apple over-ear headphones and 'AirPods X' may launch later in 2020

Apple over-ear headphones and 'AirPods X' may launch later in 2020

Apple could be preparing to release its first over-ear headphones at WWDC, according to a rumor, while the alleged "AirPods Pro Lite" may land in the fall under the name "AirPods X."

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Hands-OnPixelmator Photo for iPad brings color matching, plus trackpad support

Pixelmator Photo for iPad brings color matching, plus trackpad support

Pixelmator Photo for iPad has been updated with support for trackpads and other input devices in iOS 13.4, plus new machine learning-powered features that you can use to match colors between two photos.

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Filing hints future MacBook Pros may use True Tone to adjust keyboard brightness

Filing hints future MacBook Pros may use True Tone to adjust keyboard brightness

Apple appears poised to expand the use of True Tone beyond a display, with the color-changing technology potentially coming to the keyboards in the MacBook Pro.

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Future Apple Pencil could be used to trace 3D objects for easy AR generation

Future Apple Pencil could be used to trace 3D objects for easy AR generation

New sensors being researched for a future Apple Pencil could allow users to use the device to trace both 2D and 3D objects, and send the data back to a connected iPad or Mac.

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VideoiPad Pro (2020) versus MacBook Air (2020): Performance & features

iPad Pro (2020) versus MacBook Air (2020): Performance & features

More than ever before, Apple's iPad Pro and MacBook Air are competitors as hardware and software advances. AppleInsider pits them against one another to highlight the biggest differences to see which is the better buy.

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Image of 'iPhone 12' shows smaller notch, widgets on Home screen

Image of 'iPhone 12' shows smaller notch, widgets on Home screen

A new image appears to depict the "iPhone 12" with a significantly smaller notch, while simultaneously hinting that the rumored widgets being added to "iOS 14" could take up the same space as multiple Home screen icons.

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Apple donates $10M to 'One World: Together at Home' COVID-19 fundraiser

Apple donates $10M to 'One World: Together at Home' COVID-19 fundraiser

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Monday announced the company will donate $10 million to the "One World: Together at Home" benefit, a COVID-19 fundraiser organized by Global Citizen and the World Health Organization in collaboration with Lady Gaga.

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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.

2020 iPad Pro lacks Apple's U1 chip, report says

2020 iPad Pro lacks Apple's U1 chip, report says

After weeks of speculation and claims to the contrary, a report on Monday supposedly confirms Apple did not integrate its U1 Ultra Wideband chip in the 2020 iPad Pro.

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Monday, April 06, 2020

Apple to stream 'One World: Together At Home' live broadcast in support of coronavirus relief

Apple to stream 'One World: Together At Home' live broadcast in support of coronavirus relief

Apple, along with a slew of major media platforms, will later this month air "One World: Together At Home," a special broadcast featuring celebrities and musical performances in support of COVID-19 relief efforts.

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Lawsuit bemoans iPhone XR's 'inferior,' 'defective' 2x2 MIMO antennas

Lawsuit bemoans iPhone XR's 'inferior,' 'defective' 2x2 MIMO antennas

A class action lawsuit filed on Monday suggests Apple intentionally misled customers by failing to disclose design and performance differences between the "inferior" 2x2 MIMO antenna array in iPhone XR and the 4x4 MIMO setup in iPhone XS and XS Max.

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Microsoft hires former Apple exec to work on HoloLens, special projects

Microsoft hires former Apple exec to work on HoloLens, special projects

Former Apple executive Ruben Caballero, who previously led the iPhone maker's 5G modem initiative, was picked up by Microsoft in March to work on emerging products like its HoloLens mixed reality headset.

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FaceTime, Zoom used to film episode of CBS show 'All Rise'

FaceTime, Zoom used to film episode of CBS show 'All Rise'

CBS drama series "All Rise" will return May 4 with a virtual episode recorded using FaceTime, Zoom and other video conferencing apps, a reflection of the daily lives of those who are working from home amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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NYC schools pull the plug on Zoom following FBI warning

NYC schools pull the plug on Zoom following FBI warning

Despite efforts to ramp up security measures, video conferencing software provider Zoom is finding itself banned from education departments and major corporations like SpaceX.

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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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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

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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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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