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Friday, September 06, 2019

Apple to live-stream September special event on YouTube for first time

Apple to live-stream September special event on YouTube for first time

Apple on Friday posted a placeholder to its official YouTube channel informing fans that it will be using the popular video-sharing platform to stream next week's special media event.

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Google confirms antitrust investigation by DOJ

Google confirms antitrust investigation by DOJ

Google parent company Alphabet on Friday said it is being investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice over potential antitrust violations, confirming suspicions that it would be a target in the government's wide-roving review of tech companies.

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Apple Music, other streaming services account for 80% of music industry revenue

Apple Music, other streaming services account for 80% of music industry revenue

Streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify continued to be the engine driving America's music business, with the category accounting for some 80% of all industry revenue for the first half of 2019.

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DOJ wants Apple, Google to relinquish user data of rifle scope app

DOJ wants Apple, Google to relinquish user data of rifle scope app

As part of an investigation into potential weapons export violations, the U.S. Department of Justice is demanding both Apple and Google furnish user information for a rifle scope monitoring and control app, a move that could impact well over 10 thousand people.

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Lifx launches new HomeKit switch, filament & white candelabra bulbs

Lifx launches new HomeKit switch, filament & white candelabra bulbs

Lifx has just announced several new HomeKit-compatible products at IFA 2019, including filament bulbs and a multi-input switch.

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ExclusiveApple Pro deals: Save up to $790 on MacBook Pros, iPad Pros & iMacs with AppleCare

Apple Pro deals: Save up to $790 on MacBook Pros, iPad Pros & iMacs with AppleCare

B&H is offering AI readers exclusive discounts on Apple's powerful line of Pro laptops, desktops and tablets for a limited time only. Save up to $790 instantly on high-end MacBook Pros, iPad Pros and iMacs with AppleCare — delivering the lowest prices on many complete solutions that are great for both business and home users, as well as college students.

Apple issues statement refuting Google's 'false impression' of iOS security [u]

Apple issues statement refuting Google's 'false impression' of iOS security [u]

Apple has challenged some of Google's claims regarding iOS vulnerabilities, and stresses that its own 'end-to-end' security systems are 'unmatched' by its rivals.

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Apple's App Store had a great summer, says Morgan Stanley

Apple's App Store had a great summer, says Morgan Stanley

The App Store is seeing high revenue growth this quarter, analysts at Morgan Stanley claim, at the same time as predicting the launch of a 16-inch MacBook Pro and new iPad Pro models at the September iPhone event on Tuesday.

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Kuo: Apple to debut Tile-like tracker next week, new iPhone design in 2020

Kuo: Apple to debut Tile-like tracker next week, new iPhone design in 2020

Ming-Chi Kuo also believes that an Apple tracking device is imminent, and will use Ultra Wide Band technology not just in the 2019 iPhone, but in the discrete devices as well.

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VideoGalaxy Note 10+ vs iPhone XS Max - the benchmarks

Galaxy Note 10+ vs iPhone XS Max - the benchmarks

Samsung's latest and greatest Galaxy Note 10+ is on our test bench, so we put it against Apple's current flagship, the iPhone XS Max to see which phone takes the crown in our benchmarking showdown.

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Fifth Avenue Apple Store's iconic glass cube is unwrapped

Fifth Avenue Apple Store's iconic glass cube is unwrapped

The famous glass cube at Apple's Fifth Avenue retail space in New York has been uncovered, with the now-visible landmark a sign that a two-year remodeling effort for the Apple Store is close to completion, and is likely to reopen in the near future.

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NY Attorney General & 7 other states target Facebook in antitrust probe

NY Attorney General & 7 other states target Facebook in antitrust probe

A joint investigation has been launched against Facebook by the New York State Attorney General, probing the social network for potential antitrust violations, just two days after reports a similar action is being prepared against Google.

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Leaked Apple document says new Siri device is coming by fall 2021

Leaked Apple document says new Siri device is coming by fall 2021

Leaked documents relating to Siri reveal upgrades to the digital assistant are coming in late 2021, aimed at supporting a new piece of hardware.

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FeatureNew iPhones, and the greatest ever cull of Mac games on the AppleInsider Podcast

New iPhones, and the greatest ever cull of Mac games on the AppleInsider Podcast

Ahead of next week's iPhone event, William Gallagher and Mike Wuerthele talk about what's definitely coming and what's definitely not. Plus Mike talks about why the move to macOS Catalina is going to permanently break an awful lot of games.

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Cowen looks to future iPhone days ahead of Apple event

Cowen looks to future iPhone days ahead of Apple event

Less than a week before Apple reveals its next-generation iPhones, Cowen forecasts Apple will start shipping the new models towards the end of September, but predictions of a second-generation iPhone SE and other future potential changes to the iPhone are seen somewhat more favorably.

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Thursday, September 05, 2019

Southwest Airlines integrates Apple Pay for tickets, meals and more

Southwest Airlines integrates Apple Pay for tickets, meals and more

Southwest Airlines this week integrated Apple Pay transaction support in its mobile app, allowing customers to purchase tickets, in-flight meals, baggage options and more with Apple's payment service.

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Apple Music web browser player launches in beta

Apple Music web browser player launches in beta

Apple is making it possible for subscribers of Apple Music to be able to listen to songs on the streaming service via a browser, with a public beta launch enabling users to log into their accounts via a web-based player for the first time.

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Secure messaging apps working to comply with Apple's iOS 13 privacy changes

Secure messaging apps working to comply with Apple's iOS 13 privacy changes

Changes in iOS 13 to improve privacy may be affecting more apps than first thought, with developers of secure messaging "scrambling" to keep the encrypted communications services functional before Apple cuts off access to a specific API.

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TipsHow to record streaming audio on iOS

How to record streaming audio on iOS

Apple's iPads and iPhones are great for listening to streaming audio, but they've not been great at recording it. They still aren't, but there are ways to make certain types of recordings that can be useful.

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Apple Events app for Apple TV updated for new iPhone launch

Apple Events app for Apple TV updated for new iPhone launch

Apple has updated the Apple Events app for the Apple TV in preparation for its "innovation only" iPhone launch event on September 10, confirming there will be a publicly-accessible stream of Apple's product launches on that day.

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Apple Pay VP Jennifer Bailey keen on cryptocurrency, iPhone as identification

Apple Pay VP Jennifer Bailey keen on cryptocurrency, iPhone as identification

Apple is exploring the possibility of working on a cryptocurrency-related project, the company's vice president for Apple Pay Jennifer Bailey has suggested amid a wide-ranging discussion on personal finances, but while there is potential to expand its monetary portfolio, a project announcement is unlikely to occur anytime in the near future.

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EditorialEditorial: Apple's next hardware play could be in game controllers

Editorial: Apple's next hardware play could be in game controllers

Apple is thought to be working on Augmented Reality glasses that are perhaps two years out. But in moving the AR experience from the handheld screens of iOS devices to a fixed panel you look through, users will need a new way to navigate AR worlds. Little attention has been given to the role of game controllers in AR navigation, but Apple's patent filings and its recent announcements suggest that its next new play in hardware could be an advanced gaming controller, perhaps even a wearable one.

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VideoHands on: Sonos Move fits in the home as well as outdoors

Hands on: Sonos Move fits in the home as well as outdoors

Sonos has just made its new portable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth speaker official with the announcement of the Sonos Move, alongside the Port and the One SL. AppleInsider was in New York City with Sonos to try the speakers.

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Eve Systems announces new HomeKit devices & Eve Extend availability

Eve Systems announces new HomeKit devices & Eve Extend availability

Eve Systems has debuted several new accessories for HomeKit users including new Eve Light Switch, Eve Thermo, Eve Water Guard, and the availability of the Eve Extend.

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Garmin takes on Apple Watch with OLED-based Venu, Marvel wearables

Garmin takes on Apple Watch with OLED-based Venu, Marvel wearables

Garmin has updated its smartwatch lineup to better take on the dominating Apple Watch, with the Venu GPS smartwatch equipped with a circular 1.2-inch AMOLED display, while the Legacy Hero Series scales up its earlier child-focused Marvel watches for adult wrists.

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Apple again reported to be planning in-display Touch ID for 2020 iPhones

Apple again reported to be planning in-display Touch ID for 2020 iPhones

Sources reportedly familiar with Apple's supply chain say that a new Touch ID fingerprint system is already being tested for next year's iPhone.

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Signify unveils Hue smart plug and button, filament bulbs, updated Hue Go

Signify unveils Hue smart plug and button, filament bulbs, updated Hue Go

Hue is expanding its lineup once again and on Thursday unveiled new smart plug and smart button accessories for the connected home, as well as retro filament bulbs, an updated Hue Go and more.

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Samsung launches Galaxy Fold with new materials, tweaked design

Samsung launches Galaxy Fold with new materials, tweaked design

Samsung's Galaxy Fold will finally make its market debut in Korea on Friday. The launch date arrives some five months later than originally promised by the Korean tech giant, which has been working to solve a spate of reliability issues uncovered in early review units.

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Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Apple previews Marunouchi store in Tokyo ahead of Saturday opening

Apple previews Marunouchi store in Tokyo ahead of Saturday opening

Apple on Wednesday offered an early look at its soon-to-open retail outlet in the Marunouchi district of Tokyo, showing off next-generation styling and the use of natural materials at what will be the company's largest brick-and-mortar store in Japan.

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Apple TV Channels adds IFC Films Unlimited, goes live in Latin America [u]

Apple TV Channels adds IFC Films Unlimited, goes live in Latin America [u]

Timed to coincide with the Toronto Film Festival this week, IFC Films on Wednesday announced its over-the-top streaming service, IFC Films Unlimited, has expanded to Apple TV Channels. Apple's streaming services solution also went live in a number of countries in Latin America.

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ExclusiveLG 34 inch UltraWide Thunderbolt 3 display on sale for $779 ($220 off)

LG 34 inch UltraWide Thunderbolt 3 display on sale for $779 ($220 off)

B&H Photo has issued a triple-digit markdown on the LG 34 inch UltraWide Thunderbolt 3 display exclusively for AI readers. Priced at $779 after $220 in cash savings, this panoramic monitor is height-adjustable and features a virtually borderless design with DCI-P3 98% color gamut.

Phone numbers of nearly 420M Facebook users exposed online

Phone numbers of nearly 420M Facebook users exposed online

An unsecured database containing the phone numbers of more than 419 million Facebook users was recently found online, though the social network said no accounts have been compromised as a result of the exposure.

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VideoShould you get a wired or wireless controller for Apple Arcade?

Should you get a wired or wireless controller for Apple Arcade?

With Apple Arcade coming soon, we're checking out two controllers to see whether you should pick up the wireless SteelSeries Nimbus controller or if you should opt for the RotorRiot wired controller.

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Apple sells $7B in debt in first bond offer since $285B cash repatriation [u]

Apple sells $7B in debt in first bond offer since $285B cash repatriation [u]

Apple is getting ready to offer bonds for the first time in almost two years, looking to raise cash to fund share buybacks and other activities without needing to use its repatriated cash hoard.

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Apple's 2017 iMac 5K hits $1,299, a new record low online price

Apple's 2017 iMac 5K hits $1,299, a new record low online price

With limited supply available at the special price, B&H has issued a record-breaking online discount on Apple's Mid 2017 27-inch iMac 5K. Save $500 instantly with bonus perks, including a sales tax refund for some.

Second developer betas of iOS 13.1, iPadOS 13.1 now available with ninth tvOS 13 beta [u]

Second developer betas of iOS 13.1, iPadOS 13.1 now available with ninth tvOS 13 beta [u]

Apple is continuing to test out the first major update to the upcoming operating system releases before the milestone versions have shipped, with second beta builds of iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1 available for testing by developers along with a ninth tvOS 13 build.

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ExclusiveApple's Catalyst polarizes developers ahead of iOS 13, Catalina launch

Apple's Catalyst polarizes developers ahead of iOS 13, Catalina launch

After months of working with Catalyst, and just ahead of the release of macOS Catalina, developers have thoughts on what's good and what's still surprisingly bad about Apple's project to get iOS apps on the Mac.

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Google fined $170M for violating children's privacy

Google fined $170M for violating children's privacy

Google and subsidiary YouTube has been hit with a record $170 million fine by the Federal Trade Commission, to settle allegations the search company violated a law protecting children's privacy.

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AppleInsider is growing, are you a good fit for our team?

AppleInsider is growing, are you a good fit for our team?

AppleInsider is looking for passionate, energetic journalists with the determination to build and break influential stories on all things Apple.

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