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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Tim Cook jumps to 69th spot on Glassdoor's list of top CEOs

Tim Cook jumps to 69th spot on Glassdoor's list of top CEOs

Apple chief Tim Cook on Tuesday was once again named to job website Glassdoor's list of the top 100 CEOs in America, marking his seventh consecutive appearance on the annual employee rankings chart.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

'Find My Friends' helps save teenager trapped under car

'Find My Friends' helps save teenager trapped under car

Apple's "Find My Friends" app and accompanying location service helped a mother locate her missing daughter who was left trapped after a dangerous car crash.

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Apple's watchOS 6 lets users delete first-party apps

Apple's watchOS 6 lets users delete first-party apps

When watchOS 6 launches this fall users will be able to delete default first-party apps, including dedicated software designed specifically for Apple Watch, to free up space on the diminutive device's home screen.

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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 streaming on multiple devices simultaneously. Here's a list of the compatible speakers and receivers so far, and as available, the dates AirPlay 2 support is expected. Updated on June 18 with Denon's DRA-800H receiver.

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Dish might pay $6B or more for Sprint & T-Mobile assets including Boost Mobile

Dish might pay $6B or more for Sprint & T-Mobile assets including Boost Mobile

Dish Network is reportedly in talks to pay $6 billion or more to snap up assets from Sprint and T-Mobile as the two carriers try to win regulatory approval for a $26.5 billion merger, which itself faces tough opposition over competition concerns.

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PCIe 6.0 will double the bandwidth of PCIe 5.0 to 256GB/s in 2021

PCIe 6.0 will double the bandwidth of PCIe 5.0 to 256GB/s in 2021

Just a few months after standards for PCIe 5.0 were ratified, PCI-SIG has announced the specification for PCIe 6.0, a connection that will double the effective bandwidth from PCIe 5.0 to a maximum of 256 gigabytes per second.

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ReviewReview: Satechi M1 wireless mouse gets the aluminum treatment

Review: Satechi M1 wireless mouse gets the aluminum treatment

Satechi has given the aluminum treatment to every accessory under the sun from headphones to mousepads. An aluminum mouse was an appropriate extension of that design aesthetic — hence the Satechi M1. This mouse is a simple, sleek mouse that is made primarily from lightweight anodized aluminum and comes in four different finishes to match your Mac.

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Google Calendar was down for some users across the globe [u]

Google Calendar was down for some users across the globe [u]

Google endured an outage for Calendar, the search company's widely-used scheduling tool, with users unable to access the web-based organizational aid for multiple hours on Tuesday, an issue that disrupted work for many businesses around the world.

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watchOS 6 should support direct-to-Apple Watch software updates

watchOS 6 should support direct-to-Apple Watch software updates

Further signalling that the Apple Watch may become independent from iPhones later this year, current watchOS 6 betas appear to support direct OS updates — with one catch.

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App Store continues to vastly outpace Google Play in consumer spending

App Store continues to vastly outpace Google Play in consumer spending

Publishers behind the biggest apps in the App Store are earning considerably more from Apple's virtual storefront than from Google Play, Sensor Tower estimates suggest, with iOS apps bringing in 64% more revenue than Android counterparts.

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ExclusiveThe best MacBook Pro deals are here, save more with promo code

The best MacBook Pro deals are here, save more with promo code

Even bigger price drops! Shoppers looking for the lowest prices on Apple's new MacBook Pros can save up to $250 instantly at Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama with our exclusive promo code. These special deals deliver the greatest savings on Apple's Mid 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15-inch MacBook Pro, with bonus perks, such as free shipping and no interest financing for 12 months.

VideoHere are 40+ changes in iOS 13 beta 2

Here are 40+ changes in iOS 13 beta 2

As expected, the second beta of iOS 13 and iPadOS contains a number of new features and changes. Here are over 40 that we've pinpointed so far.

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CalDigit's Connect 10G joins Thunderbolt 3 Macs to 10-gigabit Ethernet networks

CalDigit's Connect 10G joins Thunderbolt 3 Macs to 10-gigabit Ethernet networks

CalDigit on Tuesday launched the Connect 10G, an adapter bridging Thunderbolt 3 Mac and Windows PCs with 10-gigabit Ethernet networks.

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Satechi releases HomeKit-capable Dual Smart Outlet

Satechi releases HomeKit-capable Dual Smart Outlet

Satechi is entering the smart home market with the new HomeKit-equipped Dual Smart Outlet, which is available to order starting today.

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B&H Mega Deal Zone: Apple hardware slashed by up to $1,000

B&H Mega Deal Zone: Apple hardware slashed by up to $1,000

B&H Photo is knocking up to $2,279 off electronics during its Mega Deal Zone Event, including hundreds of dollars off Apple MacBook Pros, iMacs and iPads. Prices start at just $499 for the Apple devices, with bonus perks, from sales tax rebates to free expedited shipping.

Kanex launches iAdapt USB-C Multiport Docking Station for 2018 iPad Pro

Kanex launches iAdapt USB-C Multiport Docking Station for 2018 iPad Pro

Adding to the small number of hubs fully taking advantage of USB-C on 2018 iPad Pros, Kanex on Tuesday announced the iAdapt Multiport Docking Station, turning one connection into six.

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Case manufacturer Olixar betting on three lenses for most 2019 iPhones

Case manufacturer Olixar betting on three lenses for most 2019 iPhones

Accessory producer Olixar has started to produce protectors for the rear camera module of the 2019 iPhone models, with the firm seemingly confident of the size and layout of the square camera bump arriving with the smartphones this fall.

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Apple loses $500 million bidding war for J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot

Apple loses $500 million bidding war for J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot

J.J. Abrams production company Bad Robot is finalizing a near $500 million partnership with WarnerMedia, with other suitors Disney, Sony, and Apple losing out.

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Apple considering further measures to save Japan Display

Apple considering further measures to save Japan Display

The financially struggling Japan Display is reportedly in talks with Apple about reinvestment and waiving debts following its loss of a bailout partner this week.

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Lawyers sanctioned for private Apple data leak in battery lawsuit

Lawyers sanctioned for private Apple data leak in battery lawsuit

An attempt by Apple to remove two plaintiff lawyers from an ongoing iPhone throttling lawsuit was denied by a federal judge, but the attorneys were sanctioned by the court for disclosing Apple's confidential information, with one required to ask permission to make further arguments.

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Nintendo opens 'Dr. Mario World' preorders ahead of July 10 launch

Nintendo opens 'Dr. Mario World' preorders ahead of July 10 launch

Nintendo on Monday announced a launch date and opened App Store preorders for the hotly anticipated "Dr. Mario World," an iOS version of the classic "Dr. Mario" match-three puzzle game.

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Latest iOS 13 beta warns users before deleting an app tied to an active subscription

Latest iOS 13 beta warns users before deleting an app tied to an active subscription

The second beta version of Apple's upcoming iOS 13 operating system displays a warning screen when users attempt to delete an app tied to an active subscription, a mechanic that will help put an end to surprise monthly fees.

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Picture-in-picture, Wireless Audio Sync debut in tvOS 13 beta 2

Picture-in-picture, Wireless Audio Sync debut in tvOS 13 beta 2

Apple is slowly rolling out new tvOS 13 features for developer testing ahead of a launch this fall, with the latest beta version of the operating system introducing picture-in-picture support and a Wireless Audio Sync function that uses iPhone to reduce sound system latency.

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Beddit offers peek at sleep tracking features in app beta program

Beddit offers peek at sleep tracking features in app beta program

Beddit, the Apple-owned sleep-tracking firm, has launched a customer beta program enabling users of the sleep monitor to try out new features and to have their say about the product's companion app, which could help shape future Beddit features and those of Apple's own offerings.

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ReviewReview: SecureData SecureDrive BT SSD can be unlocked by Face ID

Review: SecureData SecureDrive BT SSD can be unlocked by Face ID

The SecureData SecureDrive BT portable SSD offers encrypted storage of data within a slimline device, secured via a companion app for iPhone that can unlock the drive using Face ID or Touch ID instead of entering a passcode, or for enterprise users there are extra options to enhance the security by location and even time of day.

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Apple issues second iOS 13, iPadOS 13, tvOS 13, watchOS 6, macOS 10.15 betas

Apple issues second iOS 13, iPadOS 13, tvOS 13, watchOS 6, macOS 10.15 betas

Apple has moved on to its second round of betas for its milestone releases, offering developers new builds of iOS 13, iPadOS 13, tvOS 13, watchOS 6 and macOS 10.15 Catalina for testing.

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Adobe Fresco painting app for iPad boasts accurate AI-powered brushes

Adobe Fresco painting app for iPad boasts accurate AI-powered brushes

Adobe has provided more information about an upcoming drawing and painting app it is developing for the iPad for release later in 2019, including replacing its 'Project Gemini' name with a proper release title — Adobe Fresco.

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VideoReview: Adonit Note is an affordable Apple Pencil alternative

Review: Adonit Note is an affordable Apple Pencil alternative

The Adonit Note is an Apple Pencil alternative for the sixth generation iPad, iPad mini 5, third generation iPad Air, as well as the 2018 iPad Pro lineup. Should you pick this up?

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Microsoft brings native version of To-Do to macOS

Microsoft brings native version of To-Do to macOS

Microsoft has released a native Mac version of To-Do, its day planner and checklist app ultimately intended to replace Wunderlist.

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Apple's own 5G modem expected to land as soon as 2022

Apple's own 5G modem expected to land as soon as 2022

Apple will be producing a 5G iPhone by 2020, TF International Securities' Ming-Chi Kuo believes, but Apple could complete development of its own 5G modem and do without Qualcomm's version by 2022 or 2023.

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Aspyr ends 32-bit Mac game sales in shift to 64-bit support only

Aspyr ends 32-bit Mac game sales in shift to 64-bit support only

Game publisher Aspyr is ceasing sale of its 32-bit Mac game catalog on Tuesday, with Monday being the last day the company is offering the titles for purchase, citing Apple's shift of macOS to 64-bit and end of support for 32-bit as the reason for the change.

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2020 5G iPhone coming in 5.4- and 6.7-inch sizes, LTE 6.1-inch iPhone [u]

2020 5G iPhone coming in 5.4- and 6.7-inch sizes, LTE 6.1-inch iPhone [u]

Apple is predicted to produce three iPhones again in 2020, with the 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch models having 5G, and the 6.1-inch model sticking with LTE.

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Apple supplier Japan Display loses $230 million bailout investor

Apple supplier Japan Display loses $230 million bailout investor

TPK Holding had been part of a Taiwanese consortium planning to bail out the iPhone screen maker, but has now decided to withdraw its $230 million contribution, casting doubt on the entire deal.

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Apple Camp registrations now open in US, Canada, and Mexico

Apple Camp registrations now open in US, Canada, and Mexico

Apple has started accepting registrations for the 2019 Apple Camp sessions at Apple Stores, with younger users able to sign up to take part in four different sessions covering music, art and design, coding, and movie creation using iPads and other accessories.

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Huawei expects $30B revenue hit, 60M fewer phones sold due to US ban

Huawei expects $30B revenue hit, 60M fewer phones sold due to US ban

Founder Ren Zhengfei says Huawei will cut back on production while it works to find alternatives including developing its own smartphone OS, forcing a drop in revenues of $30 billion.

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German citizen passport & ID available on iPhone with iOS 13 in fall 2019

German citizen passport & ID available on iPhone with iOS 13 in fall 2019

Germany plans to utilize iOS 13's NFC stack, allowing users with an iPhone to serve as a user's passport or ID card — but what iPhones can be used for this isn't quite clear yet.

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Amazon, Best Buy drop prices on new MacBook Pros and iPad Pros

Amazon, Best Buy drop prices on new MacBook Pros and iPad Pros

Father's Day may be over, but the weekend deals on Apple hardware, from 2019 MacBook Pros to the latest iPad Pros, are still going strong. Whether you're shopping for a belated gift for Dad, or need a new device yourself, these markdowns deliver the lowest prices available, with savings of up to $220 off.

Apple's China issues 'overblown,' Services underrated notes JP Morgan

Apple's China issues 'overblown,' Services underrated notes JP Morgan

Investor concerns about Apple's fortunes in China are "somewhat overblown," analysts from JP Morgan suggest, with shareholders also accused of failing to see the potential revenue generation of Apple's Services arm.

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Apple spending up to $30M per movie to make award-winning Apple TV+

Apple spending up to $30M per movie to make award-winning Apple TV+

Hollywood sources say that Apple is approaching Oscar contending filmmakers and offering $5 million to $30 million per project, to build an award-winning stable of content.

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Sunday, June 16, 2019