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When to use an external microphone or recorder to make your podcasts

04/20/2019, 09:04 am

You can record your podcast on your iPhone, but what you might not be able to do so easily is make sure that the audio sounds good. Buying a broadcast-quality microphone or a separate audio recorder can bring your podcasting up a level, and there is some hardware that we like.

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How to make the Apple Watch Raise to Speak feature work every time

04/19/2019, 01:04 pm

The ability to just raise your wrist and speak to your Apple Watch without the words "Hey, Siri," is brilliant. What was initially a convenience is now increasingly useful, too, and yet it's extraordinarily unreliable. Here's how to make it better -- and why you need it to.

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Apple supplier Foxconn says it remains committed to Wisconsin project despite delays

04/19/2019, 08:04 am

Foxconn has responded to recent criticisms of its missed deadlines in Wisconsin, and says that it is in the state for the long haul and will eventually hit its targets.

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Comparing Apple News+ head-to-head, versus Amazon Kindle Magazines

04/17/2019, 03:04 pm

Subscribing to read magazines on your iPad is nothing new. Amazon has been doing it for years with Kindle Unlimited, Texture used to do it until Apple bought them, and used it as the core of Apple News+. They're very different, however, and choosing which is right for you comes down to what they offer beyond magazines.

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Latest Apple 'Shot on iPhone' video uses iPhone XS to showcase nature's fury around the world

04/17/2019, 07:04 am

Apple has published a new video in its 'Shot on iPhone' series to its YouTube channel. 'Don't Mess with Mother' shows Mother Nature in all its forms from undersea life to plants and an avalanche.

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Tim Cook says Apple is 'heartbroken' over Notre Dame fire and will donate to rebuilding work

04/16/2019, 10:04 am

Apple's Tim Cook has tweeted relief that there were no serious casualties in the Notre Dame fire, and said that the company would be donating to efforts to rebuild what he described as a "symbol of hope."

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Huawei chairman says Apple has not discussed buying its 5G modems for iPhone

04/16/2019, 07:04 am

Following Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei's comments that the firm is "open" to making 5G chipsets for future iPhones, current chairman Ken Hu denies having had any conversation with Apple.

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Procreate for iPad update adds sought-after typography features

04/16/2019, 06:04 am

Version 4.3 of the iPad-only Procreate app adds the ability to stretch, warp, and manipulate text within illustrations, plus new layer features and speed improvements.

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Editorial: Mozilla's anti-Apple privacy petition call is misguided and unnecessary

04/15/2019, 01:04 pm

Firefox developer Mozilla wants you to sign a petition claiming that Apple is helping third-party advertisers track what ads, videos, and apps you use -- but the iPhone maker is doing no such thing.

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Huawei CEO is 'open' to selling 5G chip to 'great company' Apple

04/15/2019, 09:04 am

Huawei's CEO Ren Zhengfei has said that his company is open to selling 5G modems to Apple, a company that he praises for its mobile legacy and maintaining quality products for decades.

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Apple Watch Series 4 summons help for 80-year-old Munich woman after fall

04/15/2019, 08:04 am

Emergency services were automatically summoned by a Series 4 Apple Watch when a 80-year-old woman fell in her apartment in Haidhausen, Munich.

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Microsoft admits hackers had access to some Outlook.com account details

04/15/2019, 08:04 am

Microsoft says that for the first three months of 2019, some details of certain email accounts were accessible to hackers, but has not not revealed how many users were affected.

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Construction reportedly abandoned on Apple's Danish data center site

04/15/2019, 07:04 am

Work on the site, part of Apple's $1.8 billion investment in European data centers, is said to have been stopped because of issues with main contractor Exyte, seeing craftspeople sent home and not told when to return.

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Cardhop contacts app comes to iOS with fast searching and powerful quick actions

04/13/2019, 12:04 pm

A new iOS app, from the developer of Fantastical, aims to turn Contacts from something you rarely search into a tool you regularly exploit. Alongside fast search and sorting, it lets you rapidly start calling, texting and emailing directly from it.

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Book Review & Giveaway: 'Tim Cook: The Genius Who Took Apple to the Next Level' is solid account, but lacks input from Cook himself

04/12/2019, 08:04 pm

The first biography of Apple's Tim Cook is a comprehensive and highly detailed account of his career and how he shaped Apple after Steve Jobs's death, but treads well-traveled ground for a CEO who probably isn't even halfway through his tenure.

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How to live with a Mac mini or MacBook Air with a small internal drive

04/12/2019, 03:04 pm

Today's SSD drives are so fast that they speed up your entire Mac -- but unless you spend a lot of money, they're also very small. You can manage on 128GB of space instead, but it takes discipline and apps to pull it off.

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Apple exceeds its clean energy goal for suppliers by 25 percent

04/11/2019, 04:04 am

Some 21 further suppliers, including iPhone assemblers Wistron and Pegatron, have committed to using 100 percent renewable energy in their Apple production lines, bringing the total to 44. Apple had aimed to use 4 gigawatts of renewable energy in its operations by 2020 and now says it will reach 5 gigawatts.

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How to stop Siri's voice reverting to a robot on iOS

04/10/2019, 11:04 am

You'll never appreciate just how good Siri's voice is today unless you hit this problem where your iPhone sheds it in favor of the original 2011-era robotic sound. Once you've appreciated it, though, here's how to put it right again.

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Britain's Prince Harry to work with Oprah on mental health documentary series for Apple TV

04/10/2019, 07:04 am

The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, is working with Oprah Winfrey on a new series for Apple TV about mental health, set to air in 2020.

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Pixelmator Photo is now available on the iPad

04/09/2019, 08:04 am

The new image manipulating app brings the photo-specific tools of the Mac's Pixelmator Pro, to iOS and adds new machine learning features to speed up typical photography editing tasks.

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