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Sunday, May 27, 2018

VideoVideo: iPhone X vs OnePlus 6 - Benchmarks

Video: iPhone X vs OnePlus 6 - Benchmarks

Out of the box, we were really impressed with the feel of OnePlus' most expensive device to date. The latest iteration is inexpensively priced compared to the iPhone X, starting at just $529, and comes with a pre-applied screen protector, a case, and a fast charger.

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Armed robbery at Boston Apple Store, 69 phones stolen from festival, and more from the Apple crime blotter

Armed robbery at Boston Apple Store, 69 phones stolen from festival, and more from the Apple crime blotter

In the latest Apple crime roundup, Find My iPhone solves thefts nationwide — as does a telltale lock screen photo of a smiling couple

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Saturday, May 26, 2018

Apple's Phil Schiller confirms Steam Link iOS app failed to meet App Store guidelines

Apple's Phil Schiller confirms Steam Link iOS app failed to meet App Store guidelines

Apple's decision to prevent Valve's Steam Link iOS app from appearing in the App Store was due to a variety of issues, including in-app purchases, Apple's Phil Schiller has confirmed.

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Starbucks' nationwide bias training will use iPads

Starbucks' nationwide bias training will use iPads

"Designated iPads" will be part of May 29 training at more than 8,000 Starbucks locations nationwide.

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Last call: Free Apple TV 4K with 3 months of DirecTV Now, get both for as low as $105

Last call: Free Apple TV 4K with 3 months of DirecTV Now, get both for as low as $105

After extending the promotion for several months, May 31 may be your last chance to pick up a free Apple TV 4K with three months of prepaid DirecTV Now service. Plans start at $35 per month, making the 32GB Apple TV 4K with service as low as $105.

App Roundup: FL Studio 20 for Mac, Spark 2, Evernote, Procreate Pocket 2, more!

App Roundup: FL Studio 20 for Mac, Spark 2, Evernote, Procreate Pocket 2, more!

The wide and varied world of software, there are new apps joining the iOS and Mac App Store ranks all the time, while existing releases receive updates to keep them relevant to their users. AppleInsider has collected together some of the main additions and updates for macOS and iOS software that shipped in the last week.

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How to save up to $1,300 on Apple MacBooks and iMacs this Memorial Day weekend

How to save up to $1,300 on Apple MacBooks and iMacs this Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day weekend deals are going on now with instant and coupon savings on popular Macs. The 2017 13" MacBook Air is $829 with coupon, and closeout models are up to $1,300 off. Apple refurbished systems start at just $759 as well. Check out the deals while supplies last.

This week on AI: $539M in Apple v. Samsung, Apple's 'Bendgate' secrets, new MacBooks & more

This week on AI: $539M in Apple v. Samsung, Apple's 'Bendgate' secrets, new MacBooks & more

A court ruled that Samsung owes Apple $539 million for violating iPhone patents, but we may not have heard the end of the years-long debacle. Other news of the week included the revelation that Apple was aware of iPhone 6 issues before "Bendgate" erupted.

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Rumor: Apple working on new device family under codename 'Star' [u]

Rumor: Apple working on new device family under codename 'Star' [u]

Apple is rumored to be working on a new device family that, according to a decidedly sparse report, combines technology from the company's iOS and Mac device lineups.

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Apple to unlock iPhone's NFC chip capabilities in June, report says

Apple to unlock iPhone's NFC chip capabilities in June, report says

Apple at its Worldwide Developer Conference in June is expected to announce a change in NFC policies that will enable a host of new capabilities for devices with embedded chips, for example opening NFC-enabled doors with an iPhone.

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Apple issues transparency report for 2H 2017, says it will include App Store takedown requests in 2019

Apple issues transparency report for 2H 2017, says it will include App Store takedown requests in 2019

Apple on Friday published its transparency report for the second half of 2017, revealing stats on government search requests in the U.S. and abroad. The company also announced plans to account for government requests to pull apps from the App Store.

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Apple's Atlantic City store to close, displacing 52 workers

Apple's Atlantic City store to close, displacing 52 workers

Apple has announced the impending closure of a store in Atlantic City, N.J. without plans to open a new one in the surrounding vicinity.

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Apple employees in force at Display Week, vastly outnumbering rivals

Apple employees in force at Display Week, vastly outnumbering rivals

Engineers and executives reportedly attended this week's Display Week conference in Los Angeles en masse, signaling a strong interest from the company in upcoming display technologies.

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ExclusiveKiller Deals: Save $350 to $550 on Apple's iMac Pro with no tax in 48 states and 0% financing

Killer Deals: Save $350 to $550 on Apple's iMac Pro with no tax in 48 states and 0% financing

Readers this week can snap up the lowest prices anywhere on Apple's iMac Pro with our exclusive coupon. On top of the bonus savings available only at AppleInsider, there's no sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ, as well as no interest financing for 12 months on approved credit.

VoIP-Pal again accuses Apple of patent infringement with FaceTime, iMessage, Wi-Fi Calling in iPhone

VoIP-Pal again accuses Apple of patent infringement with FaceTime, iMessage, Wi-Fi Calling in iPhone

Patent holder VoIP-Pal has launched a new set of lawsuits against Apple, once more accusing the iPhone maker of infringing a collection of four voice over IP patents with the iMessage, FaceTime, and Wi-Fi Calling functions.

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Apple's updated University Village store in Seattle approaches completion

Apple's updated University Village store in Seattle approaches completion

The replacement for Apple's current University Village outlet in Seattle is finally coming close to completion, photos and video show, although an opening date has yet to be set.

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ExclusiveCoupon Deals: Save up to $450 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states & 0% financing [u]

Coupon Deals: Save up to $450 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states & 0% financing [u]

AppleInsider readers can take advantage of exclusive coupons and instant discounts this week to instantly save between $50 and $450 on every Mid 2017 MacBook Pro, including Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15" MacBook Pro. Plus, sales tax will not be collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ and systems qualify for 0% financing OAC.

EditorialApple should allow Steam Link into App Store despite violating third-party marketplace rules

While Valve didn't completely block the ability to buy games through the Steam Link app leading to its disapproval, Apple's decision to deny Valve's Steam Link iOS app from the App Store for 'business conflicts' is shortsighted.

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ReviewReview: Shinola Canfield headphones have exceptional looks, but audio left us wanting more

Review: Shinola Canfield headphones have exceptional looks, but audio left us wanting more

Although Shinola is primarily seen as a lifestyle brand, its Canfield on-ear headphones are one of the latest product lines to join their established watches, bikes, and accessories, and AppleInsider tries them out.

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Apple CarPlay added to 2019 Subaru WRX line

Apple CarPlay added to 2019 Subaru WRX line

Subaru's WRX sport compact, famous for its use in racing, will get Apple CarPlay support for the first time in the 2019 model year.

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Essential Phone maker cancels next smartphone, may put company up for sale

Essential Phone maker cancels next smartphone, may put company up for sale

Essential, the electronics maker co-founded by Android originator Andy Rubin, is reportedly canceling the development of a follow-up to the Essential Phone and considering selling itself.

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EditorialEditorial: More companies need to temper their Artificial Intelligence with authentic ethics

Editorial: More companies need to temper their Artificial Intelligence with authentic ethics

When Apple outlined that its new HomePod didn't initiate phone calls on its own, nobody jumped to the conclusion that this was because having a device in your home that anyone's voice could use to place a telephone call from your personal mobile number might be a bad idea. Instead, the company was generally lambasted for "again" failing to match one of the many features of Amazon's Alexa Echo always-listening appliances.

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FeatureAppleInsider Podcast discusses Foxconn in Wisconsin, Apple's self-driving news

AppleInsider Podcast discusses Foxconn in Wisconsin, Apple's self-driving news

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Mike discuss Foxconn's IPO of an IoT group, Apple's self-driving vehicle news, and Mike educates the world on the relative lack of danger from Wi-Fi. Also special to this weeks' podcast, Victor interviews Sonny Vu, former CEO of Misfit, the wearables and IoT company about what he's working on next.

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Beats 'Decade Collection' headphones revealed online ahead of release

Beats 'Decade Collection' headphones revealed online ahead of release

Apple's planned celebration of Beats By Dre's 10th anniversary — a line of special "Decade Collection" hardware — hit the web late this week prior to an official announcement, with major retail chains advertising the limited edition ahead of a scheduled launch in June.

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Apple rejects Steam Link app from App Store, cites breach of guidelines

Apple rejects Steam Link app from App Store, cites breach of guidelines

Gamers looking forward to playing their library of Steam games on an iPhone or iPad via the hotly anticipated Steam Link app will have to wait a bit longer, as Apple rejected the title from distribution through the App Store earlier in May.

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Apple promotes free month of upgraded iCloud storage to non-paying users

Apple promotes free month of upgraded iCloud storage to non-paying users

In a move designed to drive iCloud storage subscription upgrades, Apple is now promoting free month-long trials of 50GB, 200GB and 2TB plans to customers currently on the gratis 5GB tier.

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Samsung owes Apple $539M for infringing on iPhone patents, jury finds

Samsung owes Apple $539M for infringing on iPhone patents, jury finds

Jurors in the latest courtroom battle between Apple and Samsung have delivered their verdict siding with Apple, deciding Samsung needs to pay Apple $533 million for infringing utility and design patents relating to the iPhone with its own devices.

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Apple Maps mislabeling locations in rural Canada

Apple Maps mislabeling locations in rural Canada

While similar problems have been resolved in other parts of the world, Apple Maps is continuing to use mislabeled places in much of rural Canada, according to user complaints and a check by AppleInsider.

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Apple's MacBook and MacBook Pro inventory dwindles ahead of possible update at WWDC

Apple's MacBook and MacBook Pro inventory dwindles ahead of possible update at WWDC

A number of MacBook and MacBook Pro models are showing up in Apple's online store as sold out but available for delivery after June 4, suggesting that a refresh of some lines could be announced during June's WWDC event.

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Amazon Echo recorded household audio, sent it to random contact [u]

Amazon Echo recorded household audio, sent it to random contact [u]

An Oregon family's Amazon Echo recorded household audio and sent it to an employee of the family's husband, something Amazon blamed on a rare bug that it intends to fix. [Updated with additional Amazon explanation]

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Speaker manufacturer Leon shows its work for Apple Park's 367 'huddle rooms'

Speaker manufacturer Leon shows its work for Apple Park's 367 'huddle rooms'

Leon Speakers, in a new promotional video, shows how it installed the custom audio in common and meeting spaces in Apple's new headquarters in Cupertino.

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Apple taken to task for actions of Chinese suppliers in 'Complicit' documentary [u]

Apple taken to task for actions of Chinese suppliers in 'Complicit' documentary [u]

'Complicit,' which showed at film festivals around the world the last two years and just aired on Australian television, says Chinese electronics firms use harmful chemicals that poison workers and Apple should be held completely responsible for it.

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Apple knew in advance about iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus 'Bendgate' says court filing

Apple knew in advance about iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus 'Bendgate' says court filing

A review of documents presented in court show that Apple was aware that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were more prone to bending than the smaller iPhone 5s.

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Vevo giving up on iPhone, iPad apps to focus on YouTube

Vevo giving up on iPhone, iPad apps to focus on YouTube

Vevo, the record label-owned distributor of music videos and related content, will be shutting down its apps for iOS and other operating systems, as well as its consumer-facing website.

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Wireless Apple CarPlay support included in new Pioneer dash receivers

Wireless Apple CarPlay support included in new Pioneer dash receivers

Pioneer has launched two new CarPlay-compatible receiver units, both of them including a rare feature in the CarPlay world: wireless compatibility.

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VideoVideo: What to expect at WWDC 2018

Video: What to expect at WWDC 2018

WWDC 2018 is just around the corner, and we're extremely excited to see what Apple's got up its sleeve. The annual conference is focused on software technologies, but sometimes Apple sneaks in a few hardware releases and announcements.

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Morgan Stanley bullish on Apple services, ups AAPL price target to $214

Morgan Stanley bullish on Apple services, ups AAPL price target to $214

Apple's Services business is vastly undervalued by the market, and not considered part of the larger whole by investors according to investment bank Morgan Stanley.

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Custom diamond-encrusted $10,500 iPhone X available from European luxury vendor

Custom diamond-encrusted $10,500 iPhone X available from European luxury vendor

Luxury accessory maker Hadoro is now selling customized versions of the iPhone X in which the original glass back has been completely replaced with expensive designs and materials.

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Foxconn smartgear unit IPO seeks to break financial addiction to Apple's iPhone

Foxconn smartgear unit IPO seeks to break financial addiction to Apple's iPhone

Foxconn is aiming at a $4.3 billion initial public offering for Foxconn Industrial Internet, a manufacturing arm specializing in things like servers and IoT accessories.

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