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Thursday, November 08, 2018

VideoThese are the best 29 features of Apple's 2018 iPad Pro

These are the best 29 features of Apple's 2018 iPad Pro

The 2018 iPad Pro represents a massive overhaul of Apple's tablet line, with the device receiving much more than incremental improvements both inside and out. Here are 29 features that make the new iPad Pros better than any other tablet.

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Bald person, new smileys top list of most discussed iOS 12.1 emoji

Bald person, new smileys top list of most discussed iOS 12.1 emoji

Bald characters, emotive smiley faces and a foot were among the most talked about emoji to arrive in Apple's most recent iOS 12.1 software update, according to a report on Thursday.

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Disney's Netflix rival to launch in 2019 as Disney+

Disney's Netflix rival to launch in 2019 as Disney+

Following a takeover of 21st Century Fox, Disney is moving ahead with plans to launch a streaming service chock-full of blockbuster movies and TV shows pulled from its increasingly deep well of original content.

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Vine successor 'Byte' coming this spring

Vine successor 'Byte' coming this spring

A long-promised replacement for Vine, which Twitter discontinued two years ago, should finally launch next spring.

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ReviewReview: Belkin BoostCharge battery pack with Lightning makes powering up easier

Review: Belkin BoostCharge battery pack with Lightning makes powering up easier

The new Belkin BoostCharge 10K battery pack with Lightning simplifies the charging process by allowing you to use the same cable to charge your battery that you do for your iPhone.

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FeatureHere are the best external drive enclosures for your new MacBook Air or Mac mini

Here are the best external drive enclosures for your new MacBook Air or Mac mini

Whether or not Apple's flash storage pricing on the new MacBook Air and Mac mini is worth it, is an exercise for the reader. But, given the high-speed Thunderbolt 3 interface on both of the new machines, as well as on the MacBook Pro and iMac, there are a variety of avenues to choose from to add storage to a Mac, quickly - and we have some that we've used and can recommend.

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More Apple Music features offered to artists through three 'preferred' distributors

More Apple Music features offered to artists through three 'preferred' distributors

Apple has quietly introduced the "Apple Preferred Distribution Program," a program that will allow three music distributors to provide access to certain Apple Music features that other music distributors won't be able to offer their clients.

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ExclusiveEarly Black Friday deals: 2018 13" MacBook Pros on sale from $1,649; 15" starting at $2,099 (up to $350 off)

Early Black Friday deals: 2018 13

The lowest prices of the year are back as Black Friday nears, with discounts of up to $350 off Apple's current 2018 MacBook Pro. Plus, take advantage of no tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ, and 0% financing for 12 months.

Apple issues macOS 10.14.1 Supplemental Update specifically for 2018 MacBook Air

Apple issues macOS 10.14.1 Supplemental Update specifically for 2018 MacBook Air

Apple on Thursday released a patch for the just-released 2018 MacBook Air, labelled only as a "Supplemental Update."

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Here's where to buy Apple's 10 Gigabit Ethernet Mac mini with no tax outside NY & NJ, plus 0% financing

Here's where to buy Apple's 10 Gigabit Ethernet Mac mini with no tax outside NY & NJ, plus 0% financing

Apple's brand-new Mac mini can be ordered with 10 gigabit functionality for faster connectivity and future proofing. But not every Apple authorized reseller is stocking the high-end 10GbE models. We're rounding up where to buy the upgraded Mac minis with perks such as no tax collected outside NY and NJ, as well as no interest financing for up to 12 months.

Apple hypes environmental friendliness of new Mac mini & MacBook Air

Apple hypes environmental friendliness of new Mac mini & MacBook Air

Apple has quietly released "Product Environmental Reports" for its two new Macs, championing their energy efficiency and the use of recyclable materials.

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Satechi USB-C hub adds HDMI, 3.5mm jack & more to Apple's 2018 iPad Pro

Satechi USB-C hub adds HDMI, 3.5mm jack & more to Apple's 2018 iPad Pro

Satechi on Thursday announced the Type-C Mobile Pro Hub, specifically intended for Apple's new iPad Pros with USB-C in place of Lightning.

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Wemo Smart Dimmer Switch gains HomeKit support via software update

Wemo Smart Dimmer Switch gains HomeKit support via software update

Wemo is upgrading another of their smart home accessories with the addition of HomeKit today. Through a software update, the Wemo Smart Dimmer Switch will now be compatible with Apple's HomeKit with no need for an additional hub.

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TipsHow to upgrade the RAM on the new 2018 Mac mini

How to upgrade the RAM on the new 2018 Mac mini

Apple reversed course this year, opting to allow for user-swappable memory on the new Mac mini. The procedure isn't as straight-forward as it could be, so AppleInsider walks you through it.

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Teardown of Apple's 2018 MacBook Air shows decreased repairability versus previous model

Teardown of Apple's 2018 MacBook Air shows decreased repairability versus previous model

A teardown of the redesigned MacBook Air shows that Apple has turned to glue for the speakers and batteries, versus the previous revision which used tiny screws to hold the components in place.

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Apple's services will grow to over $100 billion per year in 2023, says Morgan Stanley

Apple's services will grow to over $100 billion per year in 2023, says Morgan Stanley

Katy Huberty from Morgan Stanley has taken a deep-dive into Apple's services market segment, and has taken a close look at the factors that will make Apple's once-overlooked aspect of its business a major factor for investors to consider now, and in the future.

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iPhone alarms could automatically change to give users a full night's sleep

iPhone alarms could automatically change to give users a full night's sleep

Apple has looked into how people can get a full night's sleep, and has come up with a way that allows someone to be woken up after spending a desired amount of time asleep instead of just at a set time, by monitoring when they actually start sleeping.

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Apple probing sudden declines of up to 40 percent in reported podcast listeners

Apple probing sudden declines of up to 40 percent in reported podcast listeners

Apple says it's "investigating" an issue with its podcast data showing sharp and unexpected declines in listenership — but with no corresponding drop in actual listeners.

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Apple reveals first Thailand store ahead of opening on Saturday

Apple reveals first Thailand store ahead of opening on Saturday

Apple on Wednesday offered a preview of its forthcoming Iconsiam outlet in Bangkok, Thailand, which will open on Saturday as the company's first retail presence in that country.

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Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Hands-OnComparing the redesigned 11-inch iPad Pro versus 2017's 10.5-inch model

Comparing the redesigned 11-inch iPad Pro versus 2017's 10.5-inch model

A week after its unveiling at a special event in New York City, Apple's hotly anticipated iPad Pro lineup is on sale around the world. We pit the 11-inch variant of the all-screen tablet against last year's 10.5-inch model, comparing design, performance and utility.

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ReviewReview: Studio Proper's minimalist aluminum Apple Watch dock

Review: Studio Proper's minimalist aluminum Apple Watch dock

We've seen our fair share of Apple Watch charging solutions, but few are as eye-catching as the Studio Proper Apple Watch Dock.

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Comcast to launch video streaming product for broadband customers in 2019, report says

Comcast to launch video streaming product for broadband customers in 2019, report says

According to a report Wednesday, Comcast is looking to field a new streaming device in 2019 that offers existing broadband customers app-based access to online services like Netflix and Amazon Prime.

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First watchOS 5.1.2, second iOS 12.1.1 & tvOS 12.1.1 developer betas arrive [u]

First watchOS 5.1.2, second iOS 12.1.1 & tvOS 12.1.1 developer betas arrive [u]

Apple on Wednesday has issued its second developer betas for iOS 12.1.1 and tvOS 12.1.1 for testing, and has started the beta cycle for the Apple Watch once more with the first developer beta for watchOS 5.1.2.

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Samsung's 'Infinity Flex Display' demo shows future of foldable smartphones

Samsung's 'Infinity Flex Display' demo shows future of foldable smartphones

Samsung has revealed a prototype flexible display at its developer conference in San Francisco, with the demonstration of the "Infinity Flex Display" allowing for a tablet-sized mobile device to be folded in half to the size of a smartphone.

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Apple updates iWork, iMovie for iOS & Mac, GarageBand for iOS

Apple updates iWork, iMovie for iOS & Mac, GarageBand for iOS

Apple on Wednesday released a slew of updates to Mac and iOS productivity apps, the more important changes affecting GarageBand and iMovie.

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Apple's Phil Schiller reveals iPad Pro A12X chip design process in interview

Apple's Phil Schiller reveals iPad Pro A12X chip design process in interview

The A12X system-on-chip used in the new iPad Pro is extremely powerful courtesy of a few design decisions taken by Apple in its creation, a walkthrough of the new chip with Apple's Phil Schiller reveals, with one performance-enhancing example being the ability to run all eight processor cores simultaneously.

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Apple updates Clips for iOS with new Selfie Scenes, other content additions

Apple updates Clips for iOS with new Selfie Scenes, other content additions

A Wednesday update to Clips, Apple's short-form video app, includes six more Selfie Scenes, as well other content like new filters and soundtracks.

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AirPods were Best Buy's top selling item last month, here's where to grab them at a discount

AirPods were Best Buy's top selling item last month, here's where to grab them at a discount

Although there was speculation Apple would announce a new version of AirPods during its Oct. 30 event, the event came and went without an update to the wireless earphones. That, however, did not stop shoppers from ordering the portable accessory as AirPods grabbed the number one spot in the list of best-selling items at Best Buy for the month of October.

Apple issues second developer beta for macOS 10.14.2 Mojave [u]

Apple issues second developer beta for macOS 10.14.2 Mojave [u]

Apple has progressed onto the second beta release of one of its operating systems, with a new build of macOS Mojave now available for testing by developer program participants.

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LaCie intros Portable SSD with 10Gbps USB-C, storage up to 2TB

LaCie intros Portable SSD with 10Gbps USB-C, storage up to 2TB

LaCie on Wednesday announced its new Portable SSD, an external drive intended for people working in video, photography, and other media-intensive fields.

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TipsHow to use your iPhone to follow the long-term impact of your midterms vote

How to use your iPhone to follow the long-term impact of your midterms vote

This midterm election saw a rush of new people coming to vote. Political engagement doesn't stop there, though, and your iOS device will help you continue to have your say.

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Apple having 'no meaningful discussion' with Qualcomm about iPhone modem settlement, trial imminent

Apple having 'no meaningful discussion' with Qualcomm about iPhone modem settlement, trial imminent

Even with the time, money, and legal pitfalls at stake, Apple isn't talking to Qualcomm about resolving the businesses' worldwide legal battle, a report claimed on Wednesday.

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TwelveSouth PowerPic combines wireless iPhone charging with photo frame

TwelveSouth PowerPic combines wireless iPhone charging with photo frame

TwelveSouth on Wednesday released the PowerPic, a 10-watt wireless charger for iPhones that blends into rooms as a photo frame.

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OnePlus plus has bit into Apple in India, and things may only get worse

OnePlus plus has bit into Apple in India, and things may only get worse

Apple is facing not just lower iPhone sales in India during 2018, but even a shrinking userbase as it deals with the likes of Android-based phone maker OnePlus, according to new research data.

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FeatureApple will likely be unaffected by the federal election results, but inside California is a different story

Apple will likely be unaffected by the federal election results, but inside California is a different story

Democrats gained control of the House of Representatives, meaning divided government and changes in how Washington works — and AppleInsider takes a look at possible implications for Apple's initiatives in Washington D.C., and on a more local level how the company may have to spend in its home state.

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LG Display starts production of 400,000 OLED panels for Apple

LG Display starts production of 400,000 OLED panels for Apple

LG Display has reportedly started to mass produce OLED panels for Apple, which could be used in the production of iPhone displays, with the first batch of 400,000 panels expected to be delivered in December.

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iPhone XR production cuts suspected based on questionably weak demand, component quality issues

iPhone XR production cuts suspected based on questionably weak demand, component quality issues

Rosenblatt Securities' Jun Zhang has jumped on reports that Apple is allegedly reducing production of the iPhone XR within weeks of its release, warning of further production cuts and possible supply issues over the quality of printed circuit boards.

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Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Qualcomm must license modem tech to rivals like Intel, court rules

Qualcomm must license modem tech to rivals like Intel, court rules

Denying a motion to delay court proceedings while settlement talks are ongoing, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh on Tuesday issued a preliminary ruling against Qualcomm in the Federal Trade Commission's antitrust lawsuit.

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FeatureHere are some of the best cases for Apple's 2018 iPad Pro that you can buy now

Here are some of the best cases for Apple's 2018 iPad Pro that you can buy now

It might be tempting to use a new iPad Pro naked, especially if you've paid for AppleCare+. The brute fact however is that iPads are fragile and expensive — you should get a case as soon as possible if you want to be genuinely mobile. These are some of the better early options shipping now or within a matter of days.

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