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Thursday, August 16, 2018

TipsHow to get started with using Apple Music, and squeeze much more out of your subscription

How to get started with using Apple Music, and squeeze much more out of your subscription

Don't keep listening to the same songs, take a deep dive into the service's immense range of music. Then cope with its confusing system and download tracks to listen on the go. AppleInsider turns up the volume.

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FeatureHere are the vehicles and receivers with Apple CarPlay announced in 2018

Here are the vehicles and receivers with Apple CarPlay announced in 2018

Once an expensive niche option — and still that way, in some cases — CarPlay is becoming increasingly common on new cars, trucks, and SUVs, as well as aftermarket receivers. Here's a roundup of the introductions in 2018 so far, the latest being confirmation for the 2019 Toyota Sienna.

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Apple considers ways to improve 360-degree, multi-camera video for use with VR headsets

Apple considers ways to improve 360-degree, multi-camera video for use with VR headsets

Apple is contemplating ways 360-degree video content for VR headsets could be improved, by coming up with a method for stitching together multi-directional image data from videos to make the appear with less distortion than current stitching apps and encoders can produce.

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Apple Store seen growing to 600 locations worldwide by 2023

Apple Store seen growing to 600 locations worldwide by 2023

Gene Munster sees growth in China and India leading to a big future expansion, with Apple employing 80,000 customer service employees just at Apple Stores within five years.

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ExclusiveHere's where to get the lowest prices on Apple's new 2018 MacBook Pro

Here's where to get the lowest prices on Apple's new 2018 MacBook Pro

Apple authorized reseller Adorama has issued even greater markdowns on Apple's brand-new 2018 MacBook Pro with combined instant and coupon savings totaling up to $250 off with no tax outside NY and NJ. These deals, which offer shoppers the lowest prices anywhere, are available only at AppleInsider.

VideoMacBook Air: Could a 2018 refresh of the budget MacBook be on the way?

MacBook Air: Could a 2018 refresh of the budget MacBook be on the way?

A refresh of the MacBook Air to celebrate a decade of sales could rejuvenate a MacBook model that has seemingly been left behind. Could Apple be planning to update the MacBook Air, and if so, what changes are on the cards?

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Save up to $1,400 on Macs, including $100-$150 off 2018 MacBook Pros and 13" MBP (16GB, 256GB) for $1,399

Save up to $1,400 on Macs, including $100-$150 off 2018 MacBook Pros and 13

Just in, B&H has issued massive markdowns on Apple hardware with discounts of up to $1,400 off. Pick up a 13" MacBook Pro (non-Touch Bar) with 16GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD for $1,399, a discount of $300 off MSRP. Or save $100 to $150 on all 2018 models, plus $399 Mac minis and much more. All with no tax collected in most states.

Tim Cook honors the late Aretha Franklin

Tim Cook honors the late Aretha Franklin

After the passing Thursday morning of the legendary Queen of Soul, Apple's CEO says "her voice will keep lifting us, through the music she gave the world."

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New report backs claims 2018 iPhones will support Apple Pencil

New report backs claims 2018 iPhones will support Apple Pencil

This year's 5.8- and 6.5-inch OLED iPhones will support the Apple Pencil, an accessory originally designed exclusively for iPads, a report claimed on Thursday.

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Improved keyless entry system could replace car key fob with iPhone

Improved keyless entry system could replace car key fob with iPhone

Apple wants iPhone owners to be able to use their mobile devices as alternatives to a keyless entry system for their car, with a proposal that would let users unlock and start a vehicle simply by bringing their mobile device with them to the driving seat.

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T-Mobile launches 30-day free trials in Atlanta, Austin & Boston

T-Mobile launches 30-day free trials in Atlanta, Austin & Boston

T-Mobile on Thursday began offering trial subscriptions in three U.S. cities, letting new customers test the carrier's network without having to commit to switching.

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Australian teenager hacked Apple's corporate network, accessed data and user accounts

Australian teenager hacked Apple's corporate network, accessed data and user accounts

Teen pleads guilty to downloading 90GB of secure files from Apple's internal systems and accessing customer accounts in repeated hacks from his suburban home.

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Google rebrands cloud storage services as Google One with cheaper plans, extra benefits

Google rebrands cloud storage services as Google One with cheaper plans, extra benefits

Google's rebranding of its cloud storage service from Google Drive to Google One has taken a major leap forward, with the tech giant now allowing anyone in the United States to sign up for the plan, not just users already paying for online storage capacity.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Watch Apple Park's massive motorized cafeteria doors open in this video

Watch Apple Park's massive motorized cafeteria doors open in this video

Apple CEO Tim Cook shared a rare glimpse at Apple Park's inner workings on Wednesday with a video showing off the facility's cafeteria doors, two massive, motorized floor-to-ceiling glass panels that slide open for natural building ventilation.

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Your favorite Twitter clients are about to get less useful

Your favorite Twitter clients are about to get less useful

Twitter is scheduled to modify its API on Thursday, deprecating features in a move that significantly degrades the performance and utility of third-party clients like popular iOS and macOS app Tweetbot.

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Hands-OnHands on: Ring's iPhone-ready, self-running Spotlight Cam Solar

Hands on: Ring's iPhone-ready, self-running Spotlight Cam Solar

Amazon's Ring is omnipresent in smarthome security, and the Spotlight Cam Solar is an attempt to further cement that position among picky iOS and Android users.

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New photos show depths of Apple's expanding Mesa, Ariz. data center

New photos show depths of Apple's expanding Mesa, Ariz. data center

Photos shot this week show the seldom-seen interior of Apple's two-year-old data center in Mesa, Ariz., instrumental to services like iCloud, Siri, and iMessage.

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Apple probed in Japan for anti-competitive moves against Yahoo game platform

Apple probed in Japan for anti-competitive moves against Yahoo game platform

The Japanese government has opened an investigation into whether Apple engaged in anti-competitive behavior when it applied pressure to prevent publishers from working with Yahoo Japan's Games Plus platform.

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VideoWhat's new in iOS 12 betas 7 & 8

What's new in iOS 12 betas 7 & 8

The eighth developer beta of iOS 12 quickly corrects some of the issues we saw in the retracted seventh beta. Now that our devices are usable again, AppleInsider takes a look at new features and improvements in the seventh and eighth betas of iOS 12.

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FeatureHere are all the big changes to Apple Maps in 2017 and 2018

Here are all the big changes to Apple Maps in 2017 and 2018

In a bid to beat Google, Apple is continually updating Apple Maps, bringing in new features and expanding coverage. Here's what the company's been adding over the last year, current through Aug. 15, 2018.

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TipsHow to back up your iPhone or iPad to an external drive to save space on your Mac

How to back up your iPhone or iPad to an external drive to save space on your Mac

As good as iCloud backups are, you also should back up iPhones and iPads to your Mac — but that can take a big chunk out of your computer's storage. AppleInsider shows you how to stop clogging up your Mac's drive.

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New MacBook Air coming by end of quarter, research firm claims

New MacBook Air coming by end of quarter, research firm claims

Apple is planning to release an updated MacBook Air towards the end of the current quarter, which ends in September, according to one research firm.

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Apple launches eighth developer beta of iOS 12 two days after pulling seventh beta [u]

Apple launches eighth developer beta of iOS 12 two days after pulling seventh beta [u]

Apple has shipped its second developer beta for iOS 12 this week, following the withdrawal of Monday's beta release, with developers now able to download its replacement, the eighth beta.

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VideoCompared: 2018 i9 MacBook Pro versus iMac 5K performance

Compared: 2018 i9 MacBook Pro versus iMac 5K performance

Apple's latest 15-inch MacBook Pro models with Intel Core i9 processors pack some serious power, more than enough to serve as a consumer desktop replacement. Can they also stand in for Apple's top-of-the-line iMac or iMac Pro? Find out in our head-to-head comparison.

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Nvidia's Turing GPU architecture includes ray-tracing cores, 8K video playback support

Nvidia's Turing GPU architecture includes ray-tracing cores, 8K video playback support

Nvidia has revealed its new Turing architecture for use in GPUs, one which boasts dedicated cores for use in ray tracing, and while consumer cards are yet to be announced, Quadro RTX Turing GPUs are already being touted for their ability to support real-time 8K video playback.

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ExclusiveLowest price ever: Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with function keys (16GB, 256GB) for $1,399 ($300 off)

Lowest price ever: Apple's 13

Ringing in as the lowest price ever, Apple's current 13-inch MacBook Pro with function keys and premium upgrades, including 16GB of memory and 256GB of storage, is on sale for $1,399. This $300 discount is available exclusively at AppleInsider and includes free expedited shipping with no tax collected in most states.

If you want a gold-plated 2018 iPhone, you can preorder one now for $113,000

If you want a gold-plated 2018 iPhone, you can preorder one now for $113,000

The British company that offers gold-plated versions of iPhones and other high-end products is listing an 18-karat gold version of what it calls the iPhone XS — for over 100 times the price of a regular iPhone X.

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Hands-OnHands on: Scrivener 3.03 is the best tool for writing books

Hands on: Scrivener 3.03 is the best tool for writing books

Scrivener isn't necessarily the best for making books or e-books, but now it doesn't have to be since it's added Vellum support. AppleInsider checks it out.

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FeatureApple's revolutionary iMac is 20 years old, and still going strong

Apple's revolutionary iMac is 20 years old, and still going strong

The iMac is the machine that famously saved Apple back in 1998 — but it didn't stop there. Rarely standing still, it has kept at the forefront of Apple design, yet today's iMac has the same design goals it always has. AppleInsider looks back at the beginning of the line, all the way to today.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Kuo: 'Apple Car' likely to launch in 2023 to 2025, fuel $2 trillion company valuation

Kuo: 'Apple Car' likely to launch in 2023 to 2025, fuel $2 trillion company valuation

Noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes the Cupertino tech giant's autonomous vehicle aspirations — "Project Titan" — will be realized in a shipping consumer product as early as 2023, helping push the company toward its next trillion dollar valuation.

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Verizon includes Apple TV 4K in residential 5G rollout plans

Verizon includes Apple TV 4K in residential 5G rollout plans

Verizon on Tuesday announced it will be including an Apple TV 4K or a YouTube TV subscription with upcoming residential 5G services in an effort to bolster adoption the burgeoning product.

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FeatureHere are all of the future TV shows that Apple has signed deals for

Here are all of the future TV shows that Apple has signed deals for

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 cast details regarding Ronald Moore's sci-fi series.

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Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway increases Apple position by 5 percent

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway increases Apple position by 5 percent

Financial mogul Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway loaded up on shares of Apple in the second quarter of 2018, increasing the fund's position to nearly 252 million shares at the end of the three-month period.

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EditorialOf course Apple's AirPods wireless charging case will work with any Qi charger

Of course Apple's AirPods wireless charging case will work with any Qi charger

We've seen different reports recently claiming to offer new "insightful" information that the upcoming AirPods wireless charging case will work with any Qi charger. Why is this seen as a big surprise?

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ReviewReview: Nanoleaf's Rhythm Edition Light Panels top HomeKit-enabled wall lights

Review: Nanoleaf's Rhythm Edition Light Panels top HomeKit-enabled wall lights

With or without the Rhythm module, Nanoleaf's Light Panels are probably the best HomeKit-enabled wall lights on the market, assuming you like their style and can spend enough to do them justice.

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Defense bill signed into law, bans government use of ZTE, Huawei technology

Defense bill signed into law, bans government use of ZTE, Huawei technology

President Trump has signed the $716 billion "John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act" into law, and while the legislation stopped short of a full-on ban on mobile phones from the Chinese manufacturers, it did block government agencies from purchasing devices from ZTE, Huawei, and other Chinese entities.

Apple has big ambitions in expanding vital sign monitoring, continuing hiring spree

Apple has big ambitions in expanding vital sign monitoring, continuing hiring spree

Media lit up on Tuesday afternoon following a speculative report that Apple was starting work on a new chip to facilitate user health data collection. But the project is neither new, nor particularly surprising.

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'Foreshadow' Intel processor attack bypasses protections for secure data held on chip

'Foreshadow' Intel processor attack bypasses protections for secure data held on chip

A new vulnerability called "Foreshadow" affecting Intel processors has been revealed by researchers to bypass the company's built-in security on the chip, an attack which has the potential to acquire sensitive data stored on supposedly secure cordoned-off areas on the processor.

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TipsFive tips to get much more out of Apple Notes on iOS and macOS

Five tips to get much more out of Apple Notes on iOS and macOS

Apple's note-taking app went from a toy to an indispensable tool when it was revamped in 2015. Yet three years on, there is still more to discover in it. AppleInsider looks at ways to make a superb app even better.

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