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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Fast Company ranks Apple as world's 'Most Innovative' for 2018

Fast Company ranks Apple as world's 'Most Innovative' for 2018

Business magazine Fast Company on Tuesday selected Apple as its "Most Innovative" company of 2018, spanning 350 enterprises and 36 categories.

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First look: Mantiz MZ-02 Thunderbolt 3 eGPU enclosure in space gray

First look: Mantiz MZ-02 Thunderbolt 3 eGPU enclosure in space gray

After AppleInsider examined the Mantiz MZ-02 eGPU, the company expanded its line slightly, but more importantly, refined the internals a bit.

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Spotify may be preparing HomePod competitor with entrance into hardware market

Spotify may be preparing HomePod competitor with entrance into hardware market

Spotify could be gearing up to take on Apple's HomePod with its own competing smart speaker or other hardware, after new job advertisements for the music streaming service reveal it is looking for employees to set up the manufacturing process for its first physical products.

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Hands-OnHands on: Parallels Toolbox 2.5 brings an array of quick tools to the Mac

Hands on: Parallels Toolbox 2.5 brings an array of quick tools to the Mac

The idea of offering a series of tools in one place is fine, and Parallels Toolbox definitely comes with some genuinely useful utilities. Yet, some are pointless, and all feel like they were made for Windows.

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Swype add-on keyboard discontinued, pulled from iOS App Store

Swype add-on keyboard discontinued, pulled from iOS App Store

One of the first third-party keyboards for iOS, Swype, has reached its end of life, and will see no more updates or development effort by its parent company.

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Monday, February 19, 2018

Samsung to more than halve OLED production due to slow iPhone X demand, Nikkei says

Samsung to more than halve OLED production due to slow iPhone X demand, Nikkei says

Piling on to its own rumors of slower than expected iPhone X demand, Nikkei on Tuesday said Samsung is drastically slashing OLED output in response to Apple's supposed decision to cut production of the flagship handset.

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ExclusiveUnbeatable iPad Deals: 256GB 10.5" iPad Pro for $699 ($100 off); 512GB LTE for $949 ($180 off); plus $20 off AppleCare

Unbeatable iPad Deals: 256GB 10.5

Exclusive deals keep rolling in! Readers this week can snap up a 256GB 10.5" iPad Pro for just $699 with no tax outside NY and NJ. Or pick up a loaded 512GB model with cellular capability for $949, a $180 discount. AppleCare protection plans for the tablets are also $20 off for a limited time.

ExclusiveKiller Deals: Save $70 to $350 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states & 0% financing [u]

Killer Deals: Save $70 to $350 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states & 0% financing [u]

New, lower prices! AppleInsider readers can take advantage of exclusive coupons and instant discounts this week to instantly save between $70 and $350 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% OAC.

Ohio State University expands on Apple educational partnership with app for first-year students

Ohio State University expands on Apple educational partnership with app for first-year students

Taking advantage of an educational partnership with Apple, Ohio State University this year will launch an app developed by students for students designed to ease the sometimes jarring transition into college life.

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Apple seeks new trademark for multicolor logo, unlikely to show up at a store near you

Apple seeks new trademark for multicolor logo, unlikely to show up at a store near you

Apple is seeking a new U.S. trademark for its iconic multicolor logo, commonly referred to as the "rainbow" logo, for use on clothing items, but don't expect to see the mark adorning products at an Apple store anytime soon.

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VideoVideo: Apple HomePod vs. Sonos One

Video: Apple HomePod vs. Sonos One

The smart speaker field is quickly becoming a new battleground for tech companies, with the likes of Amazon and Google going toe-to-toe with Apple. In this video, we take a closer look at how Apple's HomePod with Siri stacks up against the Sonos One with Alexa.

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Apple issues iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS updates with fix for Indian character bug

Apple issues iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS updates with fix for Indian character bug

As promised, Apple on Monday released revisions to iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS with a fix for a bug that crashes devices running earlier operating system iterations when an Indian language character is received by certain messaging apps.

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Growing glass crack appears at Michigan Ave. Apple store in Chicago

Growing glass crack appears at Michigan Ave. Apple store in Chicago

A large crack recently appeared in one of the windows at Apple's Michigan Avenue store, and has not only gone unfixed but actually gotten bigger, photos show.

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iPhone and Apple Watch Emergency SOS feature save woman, child after collision

iPhone and Apple Watch Emergency SOS feature save woman, child after collision

After a horrifying collision with a drunk driver at a stoplight, a woman saved her life by calling for help with her Apple Watch with its SOS feature.

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ExclusiveRecord Low Prices: $500-$1,000 off Apple's iMac Pro with no tax outside NY & NJ

Record Low Prices: $500-$1,000 off Apple's iMac Pro with no tax outside NY & NJ

AppleInsider readers this week can snap up exclusive savings on a variety of iMac Pro configurations, from $500 off the standard model (now $4,494) up to $1,000 off a loaded 10-core system with 128GB of RAM, a 4TB SSD and Vega 64 graphics. Each iMac Pro also ships for free with no tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ, making these the lowest shipped prices available.

New video shows drone crashing onto roof at Apple Park

New video shows drone crashing onto roof at Apple Park

Illustrating the risks of flying over Apple Park, a pilot crashed a drone into the complex over the weekend, requiring the help of a fellow pilot to locate the wreckage.

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Hands on: Promise Apollo Cloud 2 Duo provides network Time Machine, iOS Files compatibility

Hands on: Promise Apollo Cloud 2 Duo provides network Time Machine, iOS Files compatibility

Promise's Apollo Cloud 2 Duo has a simple setup process on the iPhone that just about anybody can handle, and is the closest thing we've seen yet to network storage as an appliance — and we've got one on our test bench.

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Nikkei pushing iPhone X production cuts as reason Samsung is looking for OLED screen customers

Nikkei pushing iPhone X production cuts as reason Samsung is looking for OLED screen customers

A new report suggests that Samsung is "casting about" for OLED panel production, under the premise that it is being caused by soft iPhone X demand and production cuts — which don't appear to be grounded in reality.

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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Hands On: OmniPlan 3.9 is project management for complex jobs on the Mac and iPad

Hands On: OmniPlan 3.9 is project management for complex jobs on the Mac and iPad

You tend to know when you need a project management app. You'd be a little crazy to plan a small, intimate dinner party with a project management app but you'd be insane to build an office block without something like OmniPlan.

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This week on AI: Apple's HomePod reviewed, 'iOS 12' plans, iPhone AR & more

This week on AI: Apple's HomePod reviewed, 'iOS 12' plans, iPhone AR & more

At long last AppleInsider finally had a chance to review the HomePod, Apple's first entry into the smartspeaker universe. Other points of interest during the week included plans for "iOS 12," and more hints that future iPhones will have rear-facing 3D sensors.

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Apple Park now Apple's official corporate address

Apple Park now Apple's official corporate address

Apple this week changed its official corporate address to One Apple Park Way, continuing the lengthy process of moving an entire workforce from One Infinite Loop to the new Apple Park campus built down the road.

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Apple shares tutorial video explaining 'how to get the most' from HomePod

Apple shares tutorial video explaining 'how to get the most' from HomePod

Continuing a recent surge in HomePod-related tutorial videos, Apple on Friday posted a fresh explainer to its official YouTube support channel covering general device features, from music playback to Siri commands.

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Twitter shuts down official Twitter for Mac app

Twitter shuts down official Twitter for Mac app

Ubiquitous microblogging service Twitter on Friday announced an imminent end to its native Mac client, saying the change comes as part of efforts to maintain a consistent user experience across all platforms.

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Subaru readies 2019 Ascent SUV with Apple CarPlay standard

Subaru readies 2019 Ascent SUV with Apple CarPlay standard

Subaru this week announced pricing for its latest SUV, the 2019 Ascent, which will come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on every trim when it rolls out this summer.

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New 'Close Your Rings' minisite encourages using Apple Watch Activity app

New 'Close Your Rings' minisite encourages using Apple Watch Activity app

Apple has created a new website, "Close Your Rings," explaining how the Apple Watch's Activity app works and some of the ways people can reach its "Move," "Exercise," and "Stand" goals.

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VideoHow to AirPlay to two HomePods on iPhone & Mac (without AirPlay 2)

How to AirPlay to two HomePods on iPhone & Mac (without AirPlay 2)

Though AirPlay 2 with support for multiple HomePods won't ship until later this year, there are ways to use multiple HomePods with your iPhone and Mac right now. AppleInsider shows you how to do it.

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Mattel teases Hot Wheels racing with AR, iPhone-controlled 'Rocket League' car set

Mattel teases Hot Wheels racing with AR, iPhone-controlled 'Rocket League' car set

Mattel brand Hot Wheels is continuing to embrace the use of mobile apps with it's toy cars, revealing the Augmoto track-based racing set with iPhone and iPad control and augmented reality, as well as announcing a remote controlled car soccer set based on the popular game 'Rocket League.'

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Apple puts Belkin screen protector for iPhone X back on sale after earlier recall

Apple puts Belkin screen protector for iPhone X back on sale after earlier recall

Belkin's InvisiGlass Ultra protector for the iPhone X is once again available through Apple, following a December recall due to quality problems.

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Clearhaus support brings Apple Pay to over 5,000 more European online stores

Clearhaus support brings Apple Pay to over 5,000 more European online stores

Danish payments firm Clearhaus on Friday announced the rollout of Apple Pay to over 5,000 Nordic online stores, done in partnership with payments provider QuickPay.

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Blippar developing 'WordPress of AR' to feed Apple's ARKit, Google's ARCore

Blippar developing 'WordPress of AR' to feed Apple's ARKit, Google's ARCore

Early entry into augmented reality solutions company Blippar has two new products, with one being a universal kit to develop ARKit and ARCore applications and provide them data.

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iDevices debuts HomeKit-compatible Instant Switch wireless wall switch

iDevices debuts HomeKit-compatible Instant Switch wireless wall switch

Smarthome accessory maker iDevices expanded to its range of HomeKit-connected hardware on Friday with Instant Switch, an easy to mount wall switch that connects to and controls most iDevices products.

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FeatureAppleInsider podcast interviews comedian Will Abeles, reviews Apple's HomePod

AppleInsider podcast interviews comedian Will Abeles, reviews Apple's HomePod

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor interviews Will Abeles, whose comedy album debuted at No. 1 on iTunes. In addition, Victor and Neil talk about Neil's HomePod review, as well as Apple's growing share of the smartphone market's revenue.

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Interior Apple Park glass is so clear, distracted employees are walking into it

Interior Apple Park glass is so clear, distracted employees are walking into it

The Apple Park's open, collaborative design is broken up into pods, separated by glass panes from floor to ceiling — and distracted employees are walking straight into them.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Apple urges users to send money to friends with Apple Pay Cash, upgrade to iOS 11.2

Apple urges users to send money to friends with Apple Pay Cash, upgrade to iOS 11.2

Apple on Thursday sent an email blast to iCloud users and customers on record advertising the ability to send money to friends using Apple Pay Cash, the company's peer-to-peer money transfer service that was introduced in December.

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Apple board members receive $262K in restricted stock

Apple board members receive $262K in restricted stock

Members of Apple's board of directors this week received automatic grants of restricted stock units worth $262,000 as of Thursday, according to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings.

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Apple to prep second season of 'Carpool Karaoke'

Apple to prep second season of 'Carpool Karaoke'

Apple has opted to renew "Carpool Karaoke" for a second season, according to CBS, which hosts "The Late Late Show with James Corden," from which "Carpool Karaoke" was spun off.

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Shazam iPhone app updated, may herald future services integrated into Apple Music

Shazam iPhone app updated, may herald future services integrated into Apple Music

The Apple-owned Shazam service has updated its app for the first time since the aquisition, and has added lyric syncing in real-time to a played song, better search results display, and an all-new track menu providing access to all the information the service has.

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Apple says all new iPhone apps must support iOS 11 SDK, iPhone X display as of April

Apple says all new iPhone apps must support iOS 11 SDK, iPhone X display as of April

Starting in April, developers submitting new titles to the iOS App Store will have no choice but to use the iOS 11 SDK — and if they're supporting the iPhone, offer iPhone X display compatibility.

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Accessory vendors start producing coasters, stands, and bags for Apple's HomePod

Accessory vendors start producing coasters, stands, and bags for Apple's HomePod

In a similar fashion to Apple's other products, accessory producers have been quick to create products to enhance the user experience of the HomePod just days after launch, with the first to surface including a leather carrying case and a coaster designed to prevent marks left behind by the speaker's silicone base.

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