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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

FeatureFAQ: 2019 MacBook Pro & Apple's updated butterfly keyboard repair program

FAQ: 2019 MacBook Pro & Apple's updated butterfly keyboard repair program

As you might expect, we're getting a lot of questions about the 2019 MacBook Pro. AppleInsider tackles a few of the issues, and tells you what you can expect when and if you buy one of the new machines.

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Judge rules Qualcomm violated federal anti-trust laws, orders remedial action

Judge rules Qualcomm violated federal anti-trust laws, orders remedial action

In a ruling late handed in late Tuesday night, a federal judge ruled Qualcomm unlawfully suppressed competition by abusing its dominant power in the cellular modem business, ordering the firm to change how it negotiates and renegotiated its licensing deals.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

ExclusiveSave up to $1,000 on 2018 MacBook Pros with these blowout deals

Save up to $1,000 on 2018 MacBook Pros with these blowout deals

More price drops are in, and these special markdowns are available exclusively for AppleInsider readers. Save $500 to $1,000 instantly on 2018 15-inch MacBook Pros featuring 32GB of memory and at least 1TB of storage. In addition to the lowest prices ever, shoppers can take advantage of no interest financing or a sales tax refund, further adding to the savings.

Portland becomes first US city to offer Apple Pay Express Transit integration

Portland becomes first US city to offer Apple Pay Express Transit integration

For the first time in the U.S., Apple iPhone and Apple Watch owners can use their devices' Express Transit functionality to board the Portland-Vancouver area's TriMet and C-Tran buses, MAX light rail trains and the Portland Streetcar.

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LG's 23.7-inch UltraFine 4K display goes on sale via Apple's online store

LG's 23.7-inch UltraFine 4K display goes on sale via Apple's online store

Apple has started to sell a 23.7-inch LG UltraFine display through its online storefront, a monitor replacing the now-discontinued 4K and 5K UltraFine displays that only surfaced on Monday via an Apple retail outlet with no fanfare.

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New price drops deliver the best deals on Apple Watches, Macs, iPads

New price drops deliver the best deals on Apple Watches, Macs, iPads

Steeper markdowns have just been issued on Apple hardware, delivering the lowest prices anywhere on Apple's Mac mini, 2018 MacBook Air, iMac 5K, Series 3 and Series 4 Watches and more.

Hands-OnIkea's Tradfri line is a good and inexpensive gateway to Apple's HomeKit system

Ikea's Tradfri line is a good and inexpensive gateway to Apple's HomeKit system

As the worldwide furniture chain expands its HomeKit range, Ikea could be how Apple finally gets its system into the mainstream — if the devices are good enough.

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Apple launches repair program for 2016 13-inch MacBook Pros with 'stage light' problem

Apple launches repair program for 2016 13-inch MacBook Pros with 'stage light' problem

At last addressing a long-standing controversy, Apple has introduced a Backlight Service Program for the "stage light" problem affecting some 2016-model 13-inch MacBook Pros.

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Savant rolls out HomeKit support including circuit breaker control

Savant rolls out HomeKit support including circuit breaker control

Smarthome brand Savant on Tuesday announced Apple HomeKit support across multiple products, including its Circuit Breaker Companion Module, claimed to be the first-ever HomeKit product to control breakers.

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B&H issues new price drops on Apple's 2018 MacBook Pros

B&H issues new price drops on Apple's 2018 MacBook Pros

On the heels of Apple's 2019 MacBook Pro announcements, B&H is knocking up to $1,000 off a variety of 2018 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros, including premium configs with Vega 20 graphics. In addition to the instant markdowns, qualifying shoppers can also snap up financing incentives or a sales tax refund with B&H's Payboo Credit Card.

Apple extends MacBook Pro keyboard service program to 2018 models

Apple extends MacBook Pro keyboard service program to 2018 models

Apple is extending its service program for MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboard repairs to include models released in 2018, and it making it faster for end-users as well.

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Apple updates 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros with new Intel chips, enhanced butterfly keyboard

Apple updates 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros with new Intel chips, enhanced butterfly keyboard

Apple has announced a new crop of MacBook Pro models with Intel's newest 8th and 9th generation Core processors and is addressing concerns with its ultra slim butterfly keyboards with new enhancements to substantially reduce issues users may experience with stuck or unresponsive keys.

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iOS exploit closed in iOS 12.2 let websites use motion sensors to 'fingerprint' devices

iOS exploit closed in iOS 12.2 let websites use motion sensors to 'fingerprint' devices

Though already patched on iPhones and iPads, University of Cambridge researchers say they've developed a hacking technique that can "fingerprint" a person by way of motion sensors.

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FeatureHere are all the receivers and speakers that are getting AirPlay 2

Here are all the receivers and speakers that are getting AirPlay 2

AirPlay 2 is a small but important addition to Apple's audio world, allowing sound on multiple devices simultaneously. Here's a list of the compatible speakers and receivers promised so far, and where available, the dates AirPlay 2 support is expected. Updated on May 21 with new receivers by Denon and Marantz.

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Apple's deal to sell on Amazon directly is crushing small resellers by design

Apple's deal to sell on Amazon directly is crushing small resellers by design

Apple's deal to get an official presence on Amazon has resulted in not just Apple being forced to share data on sales with Amazon, but also many smaller resellers either going out of business or struggling with alternative platforms like eBay, Etsy, and Walmart.

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Vizio's 2019 TVs with upcoming AirPlay 2 & HomeKit support now on sale

Vizio's 2019 TVs with upcoming AirPlay 2 & HomeKit support now on sale

Vizio has started to make its 2019 line of smart televisions available to purchase, with the collection of 4K-resolution screens all set to offer support for Apple's AirPlay 2 and HomeKit in an update to the SmartCast 3.0 software arriving this summer.

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Improvements to Apple News in iOS 12.3 & macOS 10.14.5 are just the beginning

Improvements to Apple News in iOS 12.3 & macOS 10.14.5 are just the beginning

Apple is now highlighting new features that allow publishers to put content in front of willing subscribers with more ease, and the company also says that hundreds of people are working away to make the service even better.

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Tado ships updated Smart AC Control with native HomeKit

Tado ships updated Smart AC Control with native HomeKit

Germany's Tado on Tuesday launched an updated Smart AC Control in Europe, offering native support for Apple's HomeKit.

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Apple building large car drive rooms as Project Titan lives on

Apple building large car drive rooms as Project Titan lives on

Apple's "Project Titan" lives on, as the company is reportedly building large drive rooms in California for continued testing, and developing advanced battery technology.

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Apple made informal bid to buy Tesla at $240 per share in 2013

Apple made informal bid to buy Tesla at $240 per share in 2013

Apple's automotive ambitions could have been augmented with the acquisition of Tesla, an analyst claims, with the iPhone maker said to have made a "serious bid" to buy the electric car producer in 2013, a move that could have brought technology developed under "Project Titan" to commercialization far earlier.

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Apple Watch ECG app arriving in Canada soon following health regulator's approval

Apple Watch ECG app arriving in Canada soon following health regulator's approval

Owners of the Apple Watch Series 4 in Canada could be able to use the ECG app to monitor their heart in the near future, after regulator Health Canada has approved the wearable device's electrocardiogram and irregular rhythm notification features.

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Apple wins Creative Marketer of the Year award at prestigious Cannes Lions

Apple wins Creative Marketer of the Year award at prestigious Cannes Lions

It's the first time Apple has won Creative Marketer of the Year despite decades of other awards from the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, including plaudits in 2018 for its Today at Apple program.

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ExclusiveKiller deals: Save up to $650 on Apple's latest 13-inch MacBook Pro and 15-inch MacBook Pro

Killer deals: Save up to $650 on Apple's latest 13-inch MacBook Pro and 15-inch MacBook Pro

Extended for a limited time only, Apple authorized reseller Adorama is knocking hundreds off quad-core Mid 2018 13-inch MacBook Pros, as well as six-core 15-inch MacBook Pros with our exclusive coupon. These discounts are on top of Apple's recent price drops on 2TB and 4TB models, potentially savings shoppers up to $1,150 compared to Q1 pricing.

Apple Pay goes live in Hungary and Luxembourg

Apple Pay goes live in Hungary and Luxembourg

Apple on Tuesday confirmed the launch of Apple Pay in Hungary and Luxembourg, with the payment service arriving with support for credit and debit cards from Mastercard, Visa and regional banks.

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U.S. temporarily eases Huawei prohibitions to buy time for telcos

U.S. temporarily eases Huawei prohibitions to buy time for telcos

In a bid to ease an expected transition away from Huawei hardware, the U.S. government on Monday loosened buying restrictions imposed on the Chinese telecommunications giant, allowing the purchase of goods needed to maintain existing infrastructure.

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Australian 'big four' bank NAB adopts Apple Pay, Westpac lone holdout

Australian 'big four' bank NAB adopts Apple Pay, Westpac lone holdout

National Australia Bank (NAB) on Monday announced immediate support for Apple Pay, becoming the third of Australia's "big four" banks to integrate with Apple's payments platform after a failed boycott.

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Unsecured database exposed private information of millions of Instagram influencers

Unsecured database exposed private information of millions of Instagram influencers

An unsecured database thought to be owned by a Mumbai-based social media marketing firm exposed the personal information of millions of Instagram influencers, including those not affiliated with the company.

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Apple's iCloud and iTunes targeted in patent infringement suit

Apple's iCloud and iTunes targeted in patent infringement suit

An Irish business, Data Scape Limited, has launched a Texas lawsuit against Apple accusing it of violating a data sync patent by way of iCloud, iTunes and the devices those services run on.

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US Justice Department likely to block Sprint & T-Mobile merger

US Justice Department likely to block Sprint & T-Mobile merger

Only hours after FCC chairman Ajit Pai expressed his support for Sprint and T-Mobile's proposed merger, the U.S. Justice Department was reported to be against the deal over antitrust concerns.

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Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 update is faster with better camera & USB-C

Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 update is faster with better camera & USB-C

Google is continuing to push its Google Glass smart glasses as a way for businesses to improve how employees work, by updating the Enterprise Edition of the eyewear with better performance, an improved camera, and this time making the headset run on Android.

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Pandora debuts overhauled Mac app with notifications, keyboard shortcuts & Modes

Pandora debuts overhauled Mac app with notifications, keyboard shortcuts & Modes

Pandora on Monday released a redesigned 2.0 Mac app for its radio streams and on-demand music, taking advantage of newer tech including station Modes.

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ReviewReview: Synology Network Attached Storage device, model D1019+

Review: Synology Network Attached Storage device, model D1019+

The last few years have seen a decrease in internal storage on the Mac, as SSDs have gained prominence. A way to extend that is with a network attached storage device — and the Synology DS1019+ is an excellent choice for the office or the home.

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Today's best deals: MacBook Pros on sale from $1,099 at Amazon, plus $200 off MacBook Airs

Today's best deals: MacBook Pros on sale from $1,099 at Amazon, plus $200 off MacBook Airs

Kicking off the week, Apple authorized retailers are knocking hundreds of dollars off current MacBook Pro and MacBook Air laptops. Save $200 to $500 on upgraded systems plus bonus perks, such as sales tax incentives and fast, free shipping. These deals deliver the lowest prices available while supplies last.

VideoThese are the best cases for 2018 iPad Pros

These are the best cases for 2018 iPad Pros

These are the best cases for the 2018 lineup of iPad Pros running the gamut from ultra-protective, thin and minimalist, to those that integrated keyboards.

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Steve Jobs proposed an Apple Card as far back as 2004

Steve Jobs proposed an Apple Card as far back as 2004

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs floated the idea of an Apple Card in 2004, though that incarnation would've been far different, according to one of the company's former creative directors.

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FeatureComparing the Microsoft Edge browser for Mac vs. Apple's Safari, Google's Chrome, and Mozilla's Firefox

Comparing the Microsoft Edge browser for Mac vs. Apple's Safari, Google's Chrome, and Mozilla's Firefox

There are solid features in Microsoft's new Mac browser - and significant ones still to come - but for Edge to be a compelling browser for Apple users, it's got to offer you more than you're getting with Apple's own Safari.

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Apple offers second developer beta of iOS 12.4, first public beta version [u]

Apple offers second developer beta of iOS 12.4, first public beta version [u]

Apple has moved on to the second round of betas for its latest operating system testing cycle, issuing a new build of iOS 12.4 for developers to try out on their devices just five days after the first.

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FCC chairman says he'll recommend Sprint & T-Mobile merger

FCC chairman says he'll recommend Sprint & T-Mobile merger

U.S. Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai said he'll recommend approving a proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint, following a series of promises the carriers made for their $26.5 billion deal.

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Mystery 23.7-inch LG UltraFine display surfaces at Apple Store

Mystery 23.7-inch LG UltraFine display surfaces at Apple Store

An unannounced LG monitor has made an unexpected appearance at retail, with the discovery of the 23.7-inch LG UltraFine Display recently acquired from an Apple Store suggesting the new Mac display may receive a full formal launch in the near future.

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