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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Duet Air 2.0 brings Sidecar-style second screens and remote control to Macs and iOS

Duet Air 2.0 brings Sidecar-style second screens and remote control to Macs and iOS

The software-only solution to extending a Mac's desktop onto an iPad has been updated. It now offers second or mirror screens on Macs, PCs and iPad. Plus a new feature lets users log into their Mac remotely.

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Apple pilots extension of iPhone AppleCare+ sign-ups to one year from purchase

Apple pilots extension of iPhone AppleCare+ sign-ups to one year from purchase

Apple may soon be extending its AppleCare+ eligibility for its hardware from 60 days to a full year from the time of purchase, a report suggests.

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Early Apple Black Friday deals are live: save up to 70% on iPhones, iPads, Apple Watch, 16-inch MacBook Pro

Early Apple Black Friday deals are live: save up to 70% on iPhones, iPads, Apple Watch, 16-inch MacBook Pro

Apple Black Friday deals continue to trickle in with one week left before the Thanksgiving holiday and subsequent mega shopping event. Save $100 to $438 on Apple's new 16-inch MacBook Pro, plus take advantage of up to half off iPhones, up to 70% off iPads, BOGO 50% off Apple Watches and more.

Observers stew as Apple leaves Trump's claims on 'opening' Mac Pro factory unchallenged

Observers stew as Apple leaves Trump's claims on 'opening' Mac Pro factory unchallenged

From frequent meetings to "Tim Apple," Apple CEO Tim Cook and President Donald Trump have had a cordial relationship. The events at yesterday's plant in Texas are leading many to ask questions about whether that's still tenable.

Price wars heat up on new 16-inch MacBook Pros: here's where to save the most money

Price wars heat up on new 16-inch MacBook Pros: here's where to save the most money

Competition between Apple resellers is heating up and driving down prices for consumers looking to purchase Apple's latest 16-inch MacBook Pro. Here's where to save the most money on the new notebooks.

Apple screen supplier Japan Display fires executive for $5.3M embezzlement

Apple screen supplier Japan Display fires executive for $5.3M embezzlement

Beleaguered iPhone screen supplier Japan Display has admitted it fired an accounting executive last year for embezzling company funds, with the individual managing to siphon off about $5.3 million from the firm's accounts over a four-year period.

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Apple pulls all customer reviews from online Apple Store

Apple pulls all customer reviews from online Apple Store

On November 17, Apple removed the "Ratings & Reviews" section from all product pages on the Apple website. It is currently unclear what has prompted this decision, nor when Apple will bring back the option to read the opinions of other customers at the time of purchase.

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Apple shifts iOS 14 development strategy to cut buggy releases

Apple shifts iOS 14 development strategy to cut buggy releases

Apple is allegedly adjusting how it develops its operating systems internally, shifting to generating new builds of iOS, iPadOS, and others to make more of an effort to try and catch bugs and issues that have affected software updates that ship to the public.

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Abode delivers long-promised HomeKit update for DIY Iota smart home security hub

Abode delivers long-promised HomeKit update for DIY Iota smart home security hub

After being announced at CES 2018, Abode is finally following through with its promise of delivering HomeKit support to its Iota do-it-yourself smart home security update today.

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Apple and Intel sue to stop 'serial nuisance suits'

Apple and Intel sue to stop 'serial nuisance suits'

The two technology firms Apple and Intel have jointly filed a suit against Fortress Investment Group, alleging that the organization's stockpiling of patents to use in legal cases violates antitrust laws.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Mac Pro in retail packaging spotted at Austin factory [u]

Mac Pro in retail packaging spotted at Austin factory [u]

Ivanka Trump was with her father, President Donald Trump, when he toured Apple's Mac Pro factory on Wednesday, and as she is wont, she snapped a few photos.

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Tim Cook has eye on 'a lot of interesting small things,' not 'anything big'

Tim Cook has eye on 'a lot of interesting small things,' not 'anything big'

Apple CEO Tim Cook, on a press tour of the company's upcoming billion-dollar campus in Austin, Texas, campus on Wednesday, fielded the usual questions — and offered the usual answers — about Apple's interests in China, U.S. investments, President Trump and, surprisingly, future initiatives.

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Apple faces supply challenge for 'iPhone 12' antenna tech

Apple faces supply challenge for 'iPhone 12' antenna tech

Apple is expected to increase reliance on liquid crystal polymer (LCP) flexible printed circuit (FPC) antenna technology with its next-generation iPhone, due out in 2020, but a dearth of suppliers poses a risk to production, according to TF Securities Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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Giveaway: Enter to win an Adonit Note Plus for your iPad, plus save 15% at Amazon

Giveaway: Enter to win an Adonit Note Plus for your iPad, plus save 15% at Amazon

AppleInsider is partnering with Adonit this week to give away 10 Note Plus styluses, compatible with Apple's current 2019 iPad, iPad Pro, iPad Air, and iPad mini 5. Plus, save 15% when you pick one up for yourself, or as a gift, on Amazon.

Apple cancels 'The Banker' premiere at AFI Fest, streaming plans unknown

Apple cancels 'The Banker' premiere at AFI Fest, streaming plans unknown

Apple on Wednesday cancelled the planned premiere of Apple TV+ movie "The Banker" after "concerns" arose last week involving the son of the film's main subject.

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VideoPutting the 16-inch MacBook Pro's thermal management to the test

Putting the 16-inch MacBook Pro's thermal management to the test

Apple updated the thermal management of the 16-inch #MacBookPro. We put it to the test to see just how much it has improved over its predecessors.

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Tim Cook touts American-made Mac Pro during factory tour with President Trump

Tim Cook touts American-made Mac Pro during factory tour with President Trump

President Donald Trump was shown around Apple's Mac Pro facility in Texas by CEO Tim Cook. The visit comes months after Apple announced intent to build its flagship desktop in the U.S. in an apparent turnabout spurred by ongoing trade tensions with China.

B&H launches early Apple Black Friday sale with savings on 100s of items

B&H launches early Apple Black Friday sale with savings on 100s of items

B&H has issued instant rebates on hundreds of Apple products leading up to Black Friday, with prices as low as $45 and savings of up to $700 off. Pick up a 2019 iPad for $299, MacBook Pro from $1,199, iMac desktop for $1,029 and much more.

Sonos acquires voice assistant startup, says not building Siri competitor

Sonos acquires voice assistant startup, says not building Siri competitor

Connected speaker firm Sonos on Wednesday announced the acquisition of Snips, a voice assistant startup focusing specializing in on-device natural language processing.

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Conde Nast still waiting for Apple News+ success

Conde Nast still waiting for Apple News+ success

The CEO of influential magazine publisher Conde Nast says he hopes Apple News+ will be a success, but so far "the jury is out," and his company hasn't seen the expected impact.

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American Express Global Business Travel gains Apple Business Chat support

American Express Global Business Travel gains Apple Business Chat support

American Express Global Business Travel has become the latest firm to join Apple Business Chat, the Messages-based tool for customers to contact companies, with users of the service now able to contact travel counselors around the clock.

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New Smart Battery Cases for the iPhone 11 line now available from Apple

New Smart Battery Cases for the iPhone 11 line now available from Apple

Apple has launched three new Smart Battery Cases for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max, offering up to 50 percent more battery life to your preferred device.

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Apple releases macOS 10.15.2 beta 3 to developers

Apple releases macOS 10.15.2 beta 3 to developers

Keeping to its roughly weekly release schedule, Apple has seeded a third beta build of macOS Catalina 10.15.2 to developers for testing.

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Third developer betas of iOS 13.3, iPadOS 13.3, tvOS 13.3, watchOS 6.1.1 now available

Third developer betas of iOS 13.3, iPadOS 13.3, tvOS 13.3, watchOS 6.1.1 now available

Apple has moved on to its third round of the current beta-testing process for iOS 13.3, iPadOS 13.3, tvOS 13.3, and watchOS 6.1.1, providing the third builds of each to developers for testing.

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Apple says its been losing money on its repair programs

Apple says its been losing money on its repair programs

During a US congressional probe, Apple on Wednesday revealed that the costs to operate its various repair programs have exceeded the revenues generated by those services for roughly a decade now, and went on to defended how it may refuse to service devices in certain situations.

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YouTuber gives a rare look inside Apple's $5 billion Apple Park headquarters

YouTuber gives a rare look inside Apple's $5 billion Apple Park headquarters

Apple's corporate headquarters are mostly closed off to the public, but a YouTube video gives us a chance to see what it looks like from the inside.

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Digging into 'Minecraft Earth' — Block-building fun for your iPhone

Digging into 'Minecraft Earth' — Block-building fun for your iPhone

Minecraft collides with the real world in this quirky entry into the AR genre. Is "Minecraft Earth" worth digging into, or should you stick with the original version?

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Apple hosts 'Today at Apple' coding labs for Computer Science Education Week

Apple hosts 'Today at Apple' coding labs for Computer Science Education Week

From December 1 to December 15, curious coders can head to their local Apple Store to learn the basics of coding and programming.

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ReviewApple TV+ Review: M. Night Shyamalan-produced 'Servant' is a creepy delight

Apple TV+ Review: M. Night Shyamalan-produced 'Servant' is a creepy delight

The M. Night Shyamalan-produced series is the most addictive of Apple TV+'s new shows, and is the kind of creative curveball a new streaming service needs to offer.

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Apple's $200M Mac Pro facility employs 500 across 5 acres

Apple's $200M Mac Pro facility employs 500 across 5 acres

In a confirmation the new modular Mac Pro is being assembled at its facility in Austin, TX, Apple has revealed more details about the operation, including an investment of over $200 million into the plant and how it employs more than 500 people at the location.

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Apple begins construction of new campus in Austin, Texas

Apple begins construction of new campus in Austin, Texas

Ahead of today's visit from President Trump, Apple has announced that it has broken ground on a new campus for Austin, and that production is now underway for its forthcoming Mac Pro.

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Apple Music for Business aims to power playlists at retail stores

Apple Music for Business aims to power playlists at retail stores

Apple is partnering with in-store music firm PlayNetwork to provide a business licence for the use of Apple Music. Stores such as Levi's and London's Harrods, have been trialling a service that sees Apple creating store-specific playlists.

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Three episodes of 'Servant' hit Apple TV+ on Nov. 28, new episodes air every Friday

Three episodes of 'Servant' hit Apple TV+ on Nov. 28, new episodes air every Friday

The first three episodes of Apple TV+ original series "Servant" are slated to debut on Nov. 28, with subsequent installments due to hit the fledgling streaming service weekly, Apple announced on Tuesday.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Apple spent 'billions' on revamped Maps service

Apple spent 'billions' on revamped Maps service

Apple, in response to questions from a U.S. congressional probe into tech antitrust matters, revealed it has invested billions of dollars in the revamped Maps app and corresponding service, a product designed to compete against segment stalwart Google Maps.

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Apple working on new media apps for Windows

Apple working on new media apps for Windows

A recent job listing reveals Apple is looking to grow its presence on Windows with new media-centric apps, potentially hinting at plans to expand beyond the company's current iTunes and iCloud offerings.

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Apple AirPods Pro are on sale, but time is already running out for delivery by Christmas

Apple AirPods Pro are on sale, but time is already running out for delivery by Christmas

Apple AirPods Pro, a hot gift this holiday season, are on sale right now at Amazon, but time is running out for delivery by Christmas. Find out how to snap up a $15 discount and secure your spot in line today.

Tim Cook talks Apple values, Steve Jobs, more at Salesforce conference

Tim Cook talks Apple values, Steve Jobs, more at Salesforce conference

Apple CEO Tim Cook took part in a fireside chat with Salesforce co-CEO Marc Benioff at the latter's annual Dreamforce conference on Tuesday, where the pair discussed a range of well-trod topics ranging from Apple's values to human rights issues.

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Initial 'The Morning Show' reviews were 'attack on Apple,' executive producers say

Initial 'The Morning Show' reviews were 'attack on Apple,' executive producers say

Executive producers of Apple TV+ original series "The Morning Show" on Tuesday said early feedback from reviewers was less of a commentary on content as it was a knock against Apple itself.

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VideoComparing Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro & 16-inch MacBook Pro

Comparing Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro & 16-inch MacBook Pro

The 16-inch MacBook Pro is a considerable refinement of the 15-inch model's design, but how does it compare against its smaller stablemate, the 13-inch MacBook Pro? AppleInsider takes a closer look.

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