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2018

Apple could and should make a larger iPad Pro but it probably won't be 15 inches

Wednesday November 14, 2018

We've just got redesigned iPads but Twitter wants more. Specifically, iPad owners' wish lists now include a 15-inch model. You can see why, you can wonder how, but AppleInsider talks about the unexpected issues beyond just making a bigger screen.

Lowest price ever: Apple's HomePod on sale for $249 ($100 off) with no tax in most states

Wednesday November 14, 2018

Black Friday deals are in effect now with Apple's HomePod on sale for $249 at Apple authorized reseller B&H Photo after a $100 cash discount. What's more, B&H will not collect sales tax in many states, and shipping is free. Supplies are limited at the special price, and the offer is likely to sell out.

Apple poaches Nokia veteran to head India operations

Tuesday November 13, 2018

Apple recently hired Nokia executive Ashish Chowdhary to lead its India operation, according to multiple reports on Tuesday, a move that forwards ongoing efforts to break into the vast and largely untapped market.

OWC upgrades Thunderbolt 3 Dock with separate SD & microSD slots, new USB-C port

Tuesday November 13, 2018

OWC on Tuesday announced a new 14-port version of its Thunderbolt 3 Dock designed to be more convenient than its predecessor with two card readers, and a wider array of modern ports for users than previous versions.

Comparing the new 2018 12.9-inch iPad Pro versus the older model

Tuesday November 13, 2018

The new 11-inch iPad Pro occupies roughly the same footprint as the old 10.5-inch. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro though, is a different story -- it is smaller in size than the previous model with the same size screen as before, making Apple's largest tablet even more portable.

US senators ask FTC to tackle rampant advertising in kids' apps for iPhone & other platforms

Tuesday November 13, 2018

Three U.S. Senators issued a letter to the Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday, calling on the agency to address the problem of ads in mobile games targeting kids 5 or younger.

Steve Wozniak doubts fully self-driving vehicles are 'quite possible yet'

Tuesday November 13, 2018

The self-driving car industry isn't ready for consumer use, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has suggested in an interview, with roads produced by "imperfect humans" and mistakes caused by Tesla's Autopilot feature causing him to lose faith in the concept becoming more widespread.

Pandora launches Podcast Genome Project to make personalized recommendations

Tuesday November 13, 2018

Launching first in a limited beta, the new podcast-centric Pandora service is intended to introduce listeners to podcasts they might like, with recommendations generated through a similar system to the service's current Music Genome Project that combines algorithms and human curation to offer recommendations.

Moment's 58mm Tele Lens enables up to 4x optical zoom on an iPhone XS

Tuesday November 13, 2018

Smartphone lens accessory producer Moment has introduced a new 58mm Tele Lens, a second-generation add-on to the iPhone XS and iPhone XR that is capable of providing an increased optical zoom to the rear cameras of each iPhone model.

How to catch up on Stan Lee's creations by reading comics on your iPad

Tuesday November 13, 2018

After more than five decades creating comic books that now span a multi-billion dollar movie franchise, modern mythologist Stan Lee has died. He has left behind an enormous body of printed work in his five decades in the industry, and AppleInsider discusses how to best access those works on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad.

11-inch 2018 iPad Pro versus 10.5-inch 2017 iPad Pro performance, head to head

Tuesday November 13, 2018

The new 2018 iPad Pro is a marvel of engineering, with a brilliant new design and a chip so powerful that it gives even the most premium laptops a run for their money. AppleInsider takes a closer look at its performance, to see if it is worth getting the new model, or buying 2017 10.5-inch iPad Pro at a discounted price.

Spotify comes to Apple Watch with limited set of options

Tuesday November 13, 2018

Spotify on Tuesday released a long-awaited native Apple Watch app, albeit missing some key features for now.

Amazon confirms New York City and Northern Virginia for new $2.5 billion corporate headquarters

Tuesday November 13, 2018

Amazon has confirmed it will be setting up new corporate headquarters for its empire in New York City and Northern Virginia, putting to an end a year-long process where the major online retailer vetted proposals to move to 238 candidate locations.

Lowest prices ever: Up to $1,400 off loaded 15" MacBook Pros today only

Tuesday November 13, 2018

For 12 hours only, Apple's 2017 15-inch MacBook Pros are discounted by up to $1,400 during B&H's DealZone event, delivering the lowest prices ever on models with upgraded processors, top-of-the-line graphics and additional storage.

Waymo expected to launch paid, driverless ridehailing service in December

Tuesday November 13, 2018

Beating all of its rivals to the punch, Alphabet's Waymo is reportedly planning on launching its commercial driverless ridehailing service in early December.

Future Lightning cables may create a water-tight seal when connected to the iPhone

Tuesday November 13, 2018

Apple is continuing to find ways to make its devices more water resistant by protecting its ports from liquids, with the iPhone producer considering the possibility of adding elements to Lightning or similar connectors to create a "liquid-tight seal" when connected.

How to replace Dynamic Desktop with video wallpaper in macOS Mojave

Tuesday November 13, 2018

If Apple's macOS wallpaper shifts from day to night shots too slowly for you, replace it with video. With just a little preparation, you could have a movie playing on your desktop all day. AppleInsider shows how to do it and then how to stop yourself going mad in the process.

Apple IDs locked for unknown reasons for a number of iPhone users

Tuesday November 13, 2018

A number of iPhone users have discovered their Apple ID has been locked on all of their Apple devices, preventing them from accessing stored data and related services, with the lockdowns occurring for seemingly unknown reasons.

Apple's camera-toting Apple Watch band employs facial recognition tech for clear FaceTime calls

Tuesday November 13, 2018

Apple is investigating methods of incorporating camera hardware into its Apple Watch product lineup, focusing specifically on systems that avoid the inherent pitfalls of embedding image capturing equipment in a device not well-suited to the task.

Apple's Swift Playgrounds 2.2 improves discovery of third-party content, new playgrounds

Monday November 12, 2018

Apple on Monday issued an updated version of its Swift Playgrounds app for iPad, introducing content discovery enhancements, improved touch gestures and more.