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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Apple's iOS 13.4 delivers 'Shared iPad' feature to enterprise users

Apple's iOS 13.4 delivers 'Shared iPad' feature to enterprise users

Apple with the release of iPadOS 13.4 and macOS 10.15.4 Catalina on Tuesday rolled out a handful of new enterprise tools that make its products more at home in the workplace, including hardware sharing features previously available to educational institutions.

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Apple donating 9M face masks to US healthcare facilities amid coronavirus outbreak

Apple donating 9M face masks to US healthcare facilities amid coronavirus outbreak

Clarifying earlier statements made over the weekend, Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday said Apple is donating 9 million N95 face masks to healthcare facilities in the U.S. as medical workers fight to stave off COVID-19.

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Apple launches ARKit 3.5 with new iPad Pro LiDAR features

Apple launches ARKit 3.5 with new iPad Pro LiDAR features

Apple on Tuesday announced a new incremental update to the ARKit augmented reality platform that will let users and developers take advantage of the new LiDAR sensor on 2020 iPad Pros.

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Full third-party cookie blocking comes to Safari two years ahead of Chrome

Full third-party cookie blocking comes to Safari two years ahead of Chrome

Along with iOS 13.4, Safari was updated with improved Intelligent Tracking Prevention to include full third-party cookie blocking and other privacy features.

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Deals: Apple AirPods get price drop at Amazon, OWC Garage Sale cuts parts by up to 97%, 16" MacBook Pro $2,140

Deals: Apple AirPods get price drop at Amazon, OWC Garage Sale cuts parts by up to 97%, 16

Today's best Apple deals see discounts on everything from AirPods 2 and AirPods Pro to RAM and storage upgrades for older Macs. The standard 16-inch MacBook Pro has also dropped to $2,140 for a limited time with coupon.

Apple plans to reopen some Apple Store locations in the first half of April

Apple plans to reopen some Apple Store locations in the first half of April

Apple expects to reopen its brick-and-mortar retail outlets in the first half of April, retail and people chief Deirdre O'Brien told staffers on Tuesday.

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New Apple video series launches to help educators with remote learning

New Apple video series launches to help educators with remote learning

Apple has launched a new series of videos to help schools and educators use their Apple devices for remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Apple Card sharing more data with Goldman Sachs, gets more transaction detail

Apple Card sharing more data with Goldman Sachs, gets more transaction detail

Apple will now share more anonymized data with its financial partner, Goldman Sachs, in hopes of changing how credit is offered to new customers.

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VideoEverything new in iPadOS & iOS 13.4

Everything new in iPadOS & iOS 13.4

Apple has officially released iOS 13.4 which brings a huge array of new features to uses as well as a few enhancements for developers. Now that it is available to download, let's take a look at what you can expect with the newest update for iPhone and iPad.

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Updates for older iPhones & iPads, third-gen Apple TV released

Updates for older iPhones & iPads, third-gen Apple TV released

Alongside the updates to Apple's current operating systems, updates for some older versions were also released, with owners of earlier models of the Apple TV, Apple Watch, iPhone, and iPad able to install iOS 12.4.6 and updated Apple TV Software, while security updates have also been issued for macOS High Sierra and Mojave

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Apple Watch measurements central to new blood pressure & walking correlation

Apple Watch measurements central to new blood pressure & walking correlation

A new health study, involving measurements using Apple Watch, appears to demonstrate that simply walking more can make a measurable improvement in blood pressure.

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Apple releases iOS 13.4, iPadOS 13.4, watchOS 6.2, tvOS 13.4, macOS 10.15.4

Apple releases iOS 13.4, iPadOS 13.4, watchOS 6.2, tvOS 13.4, macOS 10.15.4

Apple has released iOS 13.4, iPadOS 13.4, tvOS 13.4, macOS 10.15.4 and watchOS 6.2 to the public, with the operating system updates introducing support for the Powerbeats 4 earphones along with a collection of bug fixes and improvements.

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VideoHow to customize mouse and trackpad support in iPadOS 13.4

How to customize mouse and trackpad support in iPadOS 13.4

You'd think adding cursor support to iPad would be straight-forward. It certainly isn't, but Apple delivered a well-thought-out user experience with its iPadOS 13.4 update. We show you how to delve further into the settings to customize the experience so it is best for your needs.

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VideoHow to use a Bluetooth mouse or trackpad with iPad and iPadOS 13.4

How to use a Bluetooth mouse or trackpad with iPad and iPadOS 13.4

When the iPadOS 13.4 is installed on your machine, you can use a wireless Bluetooth mouse or trackpad with your iPad with full-fledged cursor support. Here is how to set up, use, and master any Bluetooth trackpad or mouse on your iPad.

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India's coronavirus lockdown to affect Apple's iPhone XR production

India's coronavirus lockdown to affect Apple's iPhone XR production

Apple's major supplier Foxconn makes the iPhone XR in Chennai, which is an area that is now subject to India's COVID-19 lockdown.

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Apple employees among volunteers behind coronavirus tracking site

Apple employees among volunteers behind coronavirus tracking site

A website for tracking the coronavirus spread was built by volunteers from major tech companies, including some from Apple, with the entire site constructed in fewer than six days.

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Research into Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant voice tech reveals bias in training data

Research into Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant voice tech reveals bias in training data

Speech recognition systems from major tech companies have a harder time understanding words spoken by black people than the same ones spoken by whites, a new study finds.

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Amazon cuts 2020 iPad Pro, MacBook Air prices ahead of release

Amazon cuts 2020 iPad Pro, MacBook Air prices ahead of release

In what is an aggressive move before units are officially released, Amazon is cutting the price on several 2020 iPad Pro and MacBook Air models, delivering the lowest prices on popular capacity and finish combinations.

Ireland can't use Apple tax money to fund coronavirus measures

Ireland can't use Apple tax money to fund coronavirus measures

The Irish government has responded to pressures for it to use Apple's $14.4 billion tax payment to help with COVID-19 support measures, pointing out such a move is legally impossible.

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Plugable debuts new USB-C 2.5Gbps Ethernet Adapter

Plugable debuts new USB-C 2.5Gbps Ethernet Adapter

Plugable has launched a brand new USB-C Ethernet Adapter, allowing users to upgrade their desktops and laptops with faster wired connection speeds up to 2.5 gigabits per second.

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Apple Car solar panel technology could also be used in Apple Watch, iPhone case

Apple Car solar panel technology could also be used in Apple Watch, iPhone case

Apple's future car may have photovoltaic solar panels on the roof to maximize range and idle charging speed, but it may not stop there. The company believes that an extension of the technology would be well-suited to the Apple Watch, the iPhone, and other device cases.

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A rollable iPhone won't break at the hinge, and Apple is working on one

A rollable iPhone won't break at the hinge, and Apple is working on one

To combat the common failure at the hinge that existing folding smartphones commonly suffer from, Apple is looking at how to make iPhone screens that can be rolled out when needed, and rolled back up when not.

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Apple Music rolls out 'Get Up! Mix' and Home Office DJ

Apple Music rolls out 'Get Up! Mix' and Home Office DJ

Apple on Monday introduced a pair of Apple Music features that should help users stay positive during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, with the new "Get Up! Mix" and Home Office DJ playing upbeat tunes for those quarantined or working from home.

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Monday, March 23, 2020

ExclusiveLast call: Apple's 2019 MacBook Air drops to $849

Last call: Apple's 2019 MacBook Air drops to $849

Last chance: B&H Photo this week is knocking $250 off Apple's last-gen MacBook Air, providing AppleInsider readers with the lowest price available on the standard model in your choice of finish.

2020 iPad Pro's A12Z shows little improvement over 2018's A12X in early benchmarks

2020 iPad Pro's A12Z shows little improvement over 2018's A12X in early benchmarks

Apple's 2020 iPad Pro is set to arrive in customers' hands on March 25, but some have received their unit early and are putting the tablet through its paces. Surprisingly, the new machine with Apple's A12Z processor is mustering benchmark scores nearly identical to those achieved by the more than year-old A12X predecessor.

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App Store rolls out universal purchase support for Mac apps

App Store rolls out universal purchase support for Mac apps

Apple on Monday activated a new App Store feature that allows developers to include macOS versions of their apps as a universal purchase alongside iOS, iPadOS, watchOS and tvOS iterations.

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iOS 14 code hints BMW could be first to use Apple's 'CarKey' API, report says

iOS 14 code hints BMW could be first to use Apple's 'CarKey' API, report says

Code snippets purportedly discovered in Apple's next-generation iOS operating system suggest BMW will integrate the tech giant's "CarKey" API, an NFC-based keyless entry system that swaps out physical key fobs for an iPhone.

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TipsHow to use Group FaceTime

How to use Group FaceTime

If you're missing human contact because you're having to work from home, Apple's Group FaceTime is for you. There are many ways to set it up and use it, though, so here are the steps you need to take.

Apple Park drone footage shows ghost town amid COVID-19 outbreak

Apple Park drone footage shows ghost town amid COVID-19 outbreak

Apple Park looks like a ghost town in new drone footage due to recent coronavirus-related work-from-home policies and government mandated stay-at-home orders.

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Vintage Apple retail sign goes up for auction at $20,000 starting bid

Vintage Apple retail sign goes up for auction at $20,000 starting bid

An original Apple retail sign from the late 1970s is set to go up for auction on March 26 with a starting bid of $20,000.

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Verizon is giving customers 15GB of free data as part of COVID-19 response

Verizon is giving customers 15GB of free data as part of COVID-19 response

Verizon announced on Monday that it's giving all consumer and small business customers an additional 15GB of data for free due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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App Store to expand to 20 new countries this year

App Store to expand to 20 new countries this year

Apple will expand access to the App Store in 20 additional countries later this year, the company announced to developers on Monday.

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US lifts tariffs on Apple Watch imports from China

US lifts tariffs on Apple Watch imports from China

The Apple Watch is no longer being impacted by a tariff applied by the U.S. government on goods imported from China as part of its trade war, with the U.S. Trade Representative approving the exclusion of the wearable device from the financial measures.

Foxconn claims it has secured enough workers for seasonal demand

Foxconn claims it has secured enough workers for seasonal demand

Foxconn has assured investors that it has managed to recruit enough workers at all major Chinese factories before production of the "iPhone 12" is set to begin.

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Higher capacity Apple TV with tvOS 'Kids Mode' may be on the way

Higher capacity Apple TV with tvOS 'Kids Mode' may be on the way

The next generation of Apple TV will be offered with higher storage capacities than previous models, reports claim, while incoming changes to tvOS are said to include a "Kids Mode" for all Apple TV models.

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Apple offers 10% bonus when you add funds to Apple IDs

Apple offers 10% bonus when you add funds to Apple IDs

Apple is giving iPhone and iPad users in self-isolation a way to save money on App Store and other Apple ecosystem purchases, by offering a 10% bonus when customers add funds to their Apple ID.

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Today's Apple deals: Up to $650 off MacBook Pros; $629 Mac mini; Logitech Crayon $35; iPad & Fire HD 10 sale

Today's Apple deals: Up to $650 off MacBook Pros; $629 Mac mini; Logitech Crayon $35; iPad & Fire HD 10 sale

Today's top Apple deals see substantial savings on MacBook Pros, a Mac mini price drop to $629, the lowest price on record on the Logitech Crayon for Apple's iPad, and iPad deals with limited supply. Plus, Amazon's Fire HD 10 tablet is $99 for Prime members.

FeatureBest Mac production platforms for live streams during COVID-19

Best Mac production platforms for live streams during COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak has forced much of the world's work and social interaction online, presenting a golden opportunity for businesses and individuals to take advantage of live-streaming.

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Video2020 MacBook Air versus the 2019 MacBook Air compared

2020 MacBook Air versus the 2019 MacBook Air compared

The new 2020 MacBook Air improves on most things versus the late 2019 MacBook Air, including a better processor, more storage, and the new Magic Keyboard — at a lower price.

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