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

05/08/2019, 11:05 am

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 growing partnership with SAP, machine learning & CoreML at center of new program

05/07/2019, 01:05 pm

Apple and SAP have grown their partnership, and are further teaming to assist clients develop iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps, with machine learning as a focus.

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Tips: How to get started with your first few HomeKit devices

05/06/2019, 03:05 pm

If you've decided to get into HomeKit and you're just now thinking of which smart devices to buy for your home, there are some things you need to know to make this practical and cost-effective.

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Here's how to get started with your new Apple TV 4K or Apple TV HD

05/05/2019, 08:05 am

Apple doesn't provide everything you need right in the box with the Apple TV, and a perfect set-up can be a little fiddly. Then when you're hooked on how well it works, Apple TV has some nice extra touches that make viewing even better.

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Apple's famous design team now has no original members left

05/03/2019, 07:05 am

Recent departures from Apple's Industrial Design group mean that no one remains from the original group that began to turn around Apple's fortunes. And, only two members who joined a year later are still with Apple -- although one of those is Jony Ive.

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The truth about what's actually good and bad about Apple News+

05/02/2019, 09:05 am

It's been hugely hyped and roundly criticized, but after more than a month's intensive use, Apple News+ has proved to have very specific good and bad features. Before you sign up, or before you cancel, here's a true Pro/Con list for Apple News+.

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Super Micro exiting China manufacture because of spy chip allegations [u]

05/02/2019, 08:05 am

To further deflect allegations made by Bloomberg in 2018 of spy chips inserted in servers used by Apple and other companies, Super Micro is ceasing manufacture in China, and cutting back on reliance of parts generated by Chinese suppliers.

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Editorial: Intel CPU constraints are sign on the road to ARM chips in the Mac

05/01/2019, 03:05 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook mentioned that Apple took about a five percent hit on Mac revenues because of constraints on Intel processors, and the company can't seem to break the 10nm process barrier. The last two times that a chip supplier couldn't keep its promises, Apple made a big move to another architecture -- and this is just another sign on the road to an ARM Mac coming relatively soon.

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Apple Pay launching soon in the Netherlands

05/01/2019, 06:05 am

ING bank has announced on Twitter and its official site that Apple Pay functionality will be coming to the Netherlands shortly.

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Apple plays consumer safety card in 'Right to Repair' fight

04/30/2019, 06:04 pm

Lobbyists representing Apple recently met with lawmakers over the passage of so-called "right to repair" legislation, warning that consumers could hurt themselves if they attempt to open and fix iPhone.

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Tim Cook says settling Qualcomm dispute was "important for both companies"

04/30/2019, 06:04 pm

While declining to comment in any detail about Apple and Qualcomm's settling of a sprawling worldwide legal dispute, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that his company is "glad to put the litigation behind us."

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Eric Schmidt not seeking re-election to Alphabet's board of directors

04/30/2019, 06:04 pm

Long-time Google board member, and three-year Apple board member Eric Schmidt won't be on Alphabet's board of directors after his term expires on June 19, 2019.

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Apple hit all-time Services record in Q2, expects half a billion paid subscribers by 2020

04/30/2019, 05:04 pm

Announcing Apple's second fiscal quarter of 2019 results, CEO Tim Cook has revealed that the company's various services earned it $11.5 billion in the last quarter. The company has over 390 million paid subscriptions and expects to reach half a billion during 2020.

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Small-town Wisconsin suffering under weight of Foxconn deal, with CEO headed to White House

04/30/2019, 09:04 am

There's no sign yet of Foxconn's $10 billion plant, or the 13,000 local jobs it was supposed to provide, but wide swaths of Wisconsin's Mount Pleasant town have been very nearly totally demolished in preparation for the promised factory.

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How to share files using iCloud Drive

04/29/2019, 02:04 pm

Once you understand how it works -- and know the right sequence of steps to go through -- then file sharing with iCloud Drive is tremendous when it's working. It's just that setting it up is surprisingly confusing, so let's walk through it.

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How to decide if investing in a big Homekit setup is right for you

04/28/2019, 11:04 am

Apple's HomeKit is growing, and there is now a range of smart devices for every function. Yet there are both potential savings and hidden costs that will make or break your decision on whether to invest. Plus, HomeKit is still more complicated than it should be.

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Apple Card vs Amazon Prime Rewards Visa: which credit card offers the most cash back and best perks?

04/27/2019, 05:04 pm

Apple is being praised for disrupting the credit card industry with its forthcoming Apple Card, but Amazon is already offering a lot of the same benefits -- and you even get a metal credit card from them, too. AppleInsider breaks the two down.

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How to make an Apple News replacement with the new Reeder 4 app

04/26/2019, 11:04 am

You can't match the specific titles and print magazine selection that Apple News+ has, but you can beat the price and you can have an excellent reading experience. The newly-updated Reeder 4 app gets you a tremendous combination of quick news updates and longer, more entertaining reading for when you just want a good browse.

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How to reset your old AirPods when you've bought a new set - and what to do with them

04/25/2019, 03:04 pm

AirPods are expensive devices, you shouldn't just drop them in the trash. Fortunately, there are things you can do from selling them, to giving them as presents. You just need to be careful -- and you need to prepare the AirPods first.

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Bug in Apple's iTunes and iOS App Store stopping some users from downloading or updating purchases [u]

04/25/2019, 06:04 am

An unknown number of users are currently unable to buy new apps or download updates because of a bug in Apple's iOS App Store, with impacted users being prompted to accept new terms and conditions in an infinite loop.

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