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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Ryze's programmable Tello EDU drone helps teach code, on sale through Apple and DJI

Ryze's programmable Tello EDU drone helps teach code, on sale through Apple and DJI

Ryze this week announced the launch of a new iPhone- and iPad-controlled drone, the Tello EDU, intended to teach programming skills to both new and experienced coders.

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Funcl W1 and AI truly wireless earphones are a steal

Funcl W1 and AI truly wireless earphones are a steal

We can't count how many truly wireless earbuds we've seen come across our desk, but the latest W1 and AI from Funcl are truly impressive considering their sub $20 and $50 price tags.

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VideoTesting thermal throttling and performance in the 2018 i7 Mac mini

Testing thermal throttling and performance in the 2018 i7 Mac mini

The new Mac Mini is a powerhouse, featuring up to a six-core i7 processor in a very small enclosure — that could lead to thermal constraints. AppleInsider strains the Mac mini, to see what happens when the machine is under load for a long time, and to see how bad the impact is on performance.

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ReviewReview: Nomad Base Station + Apple Watch is painfully close to an ideal charging solution

Review: Nomad Base Station + Apple Watch is painfully close to an ideal charging solution

Nomad's latest wireless charger integrates an Apple-certified charging puck to power almost all your gear in a central, and attractive, place.

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UnitedHealthcare offer provides free Apple Watch Series 3 if customers exercise daily

UnitedHealthcare offer provides free Apple Watch Series 3 if customers exercise daily

U.S. Health insurance firm UnitedHealthcare has opened up the option to acquire an Apple Watch Series 3 to its customers as part of its Motion program, with the Apple wearable device potentially free if daily fitness goals are met for a six-month period.

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Apple power chip supplier Dialog Semiconductor isn't seeing a reduction in orders

Apple power chip supplier Dialog Semiconductor isn't seeing a reduction in orders

Power management tech supplier Dialog Semiconductor hasn't seen the same hit to its business that other Apple suppliers have encountered in recent times, CEO Jalal Bagherli claimed on Wednesday.

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UBS cuts AAPL target price by $15 over low iPhone XR demand, component order cuts

UBS cuts AAPL target price by $15 over low iPhone XR demand, component order cuts

UBS has cut its price target for Apple by $15 to $225 after revising its estimates, citing reported supply chain cuts and potentially tough market conditions for iPhone XR forecasts caused by the dollar appreciating against currencies in other key markets.

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ExclusiveEarly Black Friday deals: 2018 13" MacBook Pros on sale from $1,649; 15" starting at $2,099 (up to $350 off)

Early Black Friday deals: 2018 13

The lowest prices of the year are back as Black Friday nears, with discounts of up to $350 off Apple's current 2018 MacBook Pro. Plus, take advantage of no tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ, and 0% financing for 12 months.

Apple ships new model of Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock

Apple ships new model of Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock

Apple has released an updated version of its Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock, but while the wireless charging accessory has gone on sale, it is unclear exactly what Apple has done to it to warrant releasing a new version of the charger.

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Apple Watch gains (PRODUCT)RED Sport Loop band

Apple Watch gains (PRODUCT)RED Sport Loop band

Apple on Wednesday quietly released a (PRODUCT)RED color option for the Apple Watch Sport Loop, part of the proceeds from which will go to the Global Fund's efforts to combat HIV/AIDS.

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ReviewReview: Apple's Smart Keyboard Folio is the best option for the iPad Pro, but has too many compromises

Review: Apple's Smart Keyboard Folio is the best option for the iPad Pro, but has too many compromises

Apple's iPad Pro wasn't the only hardware to receive a major redesign at Apple October event. The iPad Pro Smart Keyboard did too, plus a rebrand ending up in what is now called the Smart Keyboard Folio. After endless hours of tapping away, Apple's iPad keyboard is still the best, but has far too many compromises for our liking.

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EditorialMaryland man without backup sues Adobe over Premiere Pro file-eating bug

Maryland man without backup sues Adobe over Premiere Pro file-eating bug

A professional photographer and long-time Premiere Pro user claims that after an update the software deleted files including non-Adobe ones. He doesn't want your sympathy, but he does want a $5 million class action lawsuit and trial by jury to blame Adobe for the problem, rather than pointing the finger at not having a reliable backup.

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15-inch MacBook Pro Radeon Pro Vega 16 and Vega 20 GPU options now available

15-inch MacBook Pro Radeon Pro Vega 16 and Vega 20 GPU options now available

Apple has started to offer the 15-inch MacBook Pro to customers with updated graphics options, with configurations of the notebook using AMD's Radeon Pro Vega GPUs now available to purchase from Apple directly.

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Array of iPhones and Android devices used on bike by Taiwan senior to play Pokemon Go

Array of iPhones and Android devices used on bike by Taiwan senior to play Pokemon Go

A 70-year-old man from Taipei, Taiwan has become famous for riding a bicycle equipped with 15 smartphones, all used for playing Niantic's Pokemon Go.

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Apple investigating iPhone X that exploded after updating to iOS 12.1

Apple investigating iPhone X that exploded after updating to iOS 12.1

Apple is reportedly working with the owner of an iPhone X to figure out why it exploded immediately after being updated to iOS 12.1.

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Fears about continued sales growth of iPhone mount, while praise heaped on Services

Fears about continued sales growth of iPhone mount, while praise heaped on Services

Analysts are continuing to weigh in on the future of Apple's growth following the company's most-recent quarterly report, with Guggenheim Securities claiming the push for higher iPhone ASPs isn't enough, while Loup Ventures insists investors should shift to thinking of "Apple as a Service" rather than a traditional hardware producer.

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EditorialApple could and should make a larger iPad Pro but it probably won't be 15 inches

Apple could and should make a larger iPad Pro but it probably won't be 15 inches

We've just got redesigned iPads but Twitter wants more. Specifically, iPad owners' wish lists now include a 15-inch model. You can see why, you can wonder how, but AppleInsider talks about the unexpected issues beyond just making a bigger screen.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Apple poaches Nokia veteran to head India operations

Apple poaches Nokia veteran to head India operations

Apple recently hired Nokia executive Ashish Chowdhary to lead its India operation, according to multiple reports on Tuesday, a move that forwards ongoing efforts to break into the vast and largely untapped market.

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OWC upgrades Thunderbolt 3 Dock with separate SD & microSD slots, new USB-C port

OWC upgrades Thunderbolt 3 Dock with separate SD & microSD slots, new USB-C port

OWC on Tuesday announced a new 14-port version of its Thunderbolt 3 Dock designed to be more convenient than its predecessor with two card readers, and a wider array of modern ports for users than previous versions.

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VideoComparing the new 2018 12.9-inch iPad Pro versus the older model

Comparing the new 2018 12.9-inch iPad Pro versus the older model

The new 11-inch iPad Pro occupies roughly the same footprint as the old 10.5-inch. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro though, is a different story — it is smaller in size than the previous model with the same size screen as before, making Apple's largest tablet even more portable.

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US senators ask FTC to tackle rampant advertising in kids' apps for iPhone & other platforms

US senators ask FTC to tackle rampant advertising in kids' apps for iPhone & other platforms

Three U.S. Senators issued a letter to the Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday, calling on the agency to address the problem of ads in mobile games targeting kids 5 or younger.

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These pre-Black Friday deals deliver the lowest prices on MacBooks, iMacs and iPad Pros

These pre-Black Friday deals deliver the lowest prices on MacBooks, iMacs and iPad Pros

New markdowns are in effect now on Apple's current hardware with prices starting at just $879. These triple digit discounts offer shoppers the lowest prices available, complete with free expedited shipping to get you up and running in a matter of days.

Steve Wozniak doubts fully self-driving vehicles are 'quite possible yet'

Steve Wozniak doubts fully self-driving vehicles are 'quite possible yet'

The self-driving car industry isn't ready for consumer use, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has suggested in an interview, with roads produced by "imperfect humans" and mistakes caused by Tesla's Autopilot feature causing him to lose faith in the concept becoming more widespread.

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Pandora launches Podcast Genome Project to make personalized recommendations

Pandora launches Podcast Genome Project to make personalized recommendations

Launching first in a limited beta, the new podcast-centric Pandora service is intended to introduce listeners to podcasts they might like, with recommendations generated through a similar system to the service's current Music Genome Project that combines algorithms and human curation to offer recommendations.

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Moment's 58mm Tele Lens enables up to 4x optical zoom on an iPhone XS

Moment's 58mm Tele Lens enables up to 4x optical zoom on an iPhone XS

Smartphone lens accessory producer Moment has introduced a new 58mm Tele Lens, a second-generation add-on to the iPhone XS and iPhone XR that is capable of providing an increased optical zoom to the rear cameras of each iPhone model.

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TipsHow to catch up on Stan Lee's creations by reading comics on your iPad

How to catch up on Stan Lee's creations by reading comics on your iPad

After more than five decades creating comic books that now span a multi-billion dollar movie franchise, modern mythologist Stan Lee has died. He has left behind an enormous body of printed work in his five decades in the industry, and AppleInsider discusses how to best access those works on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad.

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ExclusiveHere's where to get the lowest prices on Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro

Here's where to get the lowest prices on Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro

Apple authorized reseller Adorama has issued steep markdowns on Apple's brand-new 2018 MacBook Pro with combined instant and coupon savings totaling up to $350 off with no tax outside NY and NJ. These deals, which offer shoppers the lowest prices anywhere, are available only at AppleInsider.

Video11-inch 2018 iPad Pro versus 10.5-inch 2017 iPad Pro performance, head to head

11-inch 2018 iPad Pro versus 10.5-inch 2017 iPad Pro performance, head to head

The new 2018 iPad Pro is a marvel of engineering, with a brilliant new design and a chip so powerful that it gives even the most premium laptops a run for their money. AppleInsider takes a closer look at its performance, to see if it is worth getting the new model, or buying 2017 10.5-inch iPad Pro at a discounted price.

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Spotify comes to Apple Watch with limited set of options

Spotify comes to Apple Watch with limited set of options

Spotify on Tuesday released a long-awaited native Apple Watch app, albeit missing some key features for now.

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Amazon confirms New York City and Northern Virginia for new $2.5 billion corporate headquarters

Amazon confirms New York City and Northern Virginia for new $2.5 billion corporate headquarters

Amazon has confirmed it will be setting up new corporate headquarters for its empire in New York City and Northern Virginia, putting to an end a year-long process where the major online retailer vetted proposals to move to 238 candidate locations.

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FeatureHere are all the receivers and speakers that are getting AirPlay 2

Here are all the receivers and speakers that are getting AirPlay 2

AirPlay 2 is a small but important addition to Apple's platforms, allowing audio to be played on multiple devices simultaneously. Here's a list of the compatible speakers and receivers promised so far, and where available, the dates AirPlay 2 support is expected. [Updated Nov. 13]

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Waymo expected to launch paid, driverless ridehailing service in December

Waymo expected to launch paid, driverless ridehailing service in December

Beating all of its rivals to the punch, Alphabet's Waymo is reportedly planning on launching its commercial driverless ridehailing service in early December.

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Future Lightning cables may create a water-tight seal when connected to the iPhone

Future Lightning cables may create a water-tight seal when connected to the iPhone

Apple is continuing to find ways to make its devices more water resistant by protecting its ports from liquids, with the iPhone producer considering the possibility of adding elements to Lightning or similar connectors to create a "liquid-tight seal" when connected.

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TipsHow to replace Dynamic Desktop with video wallpaper in macOS Mojave

How to replace Dynamic Desktop with video wallpaper in macOS Mojave

If Apple's macOS wallpaper shifts from day to night shots too slowly for you, replace it with video. With just a little preparation, you could have a movie playing on your desktop all day. AppleInsider shows how to do it and then how to stop yourself going mad in the process.

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Apple IDs locked for unknown reasons for a number of iPhone users

Apple IDs locked for unknown reasons for a number of iPhone users

A number of iPhone users have discovered their Apple ID has been locked on all of their Apple devices, preventing them from accessing stored data and related services, with the lockdowns occurring for seemingly unknown reasons.

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Apple's camera-toting Apple Watch band employs facial recognition tech for clear FaceTime calls

Apple's camera-toting Apple Watch band employs facial recognition tech for clear FaceTime calls

Apple is investigating methods of incorporating camera hardware into its Apple Watch product lineup, focusing specifically on systems that avoid the inherent pitfalls of embedding image capturing equipment in a device not well-suited to the task.

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Apple's Swift Playgrounds 2.2 improves discovery of third-party content, new playgrounds

Apple's Swift Playgrounds 2.2 improves discovery of third-party content, new playgrounds

Apple on Monday issued an updated version of its Swift Playgrounds app for iPad, introducing content discovery enhancements, improved touch gestures and more.

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Amazon locks in on NYC & Northern Virginia for HQ2 after year-long search

Amazon locks in on NYC & Northern Virginia for HQ2 after year-long search

After inviting offers from cities across the country in a high-profile bidding process, and whittling down the results, Amazon has finally settled on two locations for its new corporate headquarters, according to a report late Monday.

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Apple confirms T2 coprocessor blocks some third-party Mac repairs

Apple confirms T2 coprocessor blocks some third-party Mac repairs

Repairing newer Mac hardware, such as the 2018 Mac mini and MacBook Air, at an unauthorized service center may soon be impossible thanks to new diagnostics requirements involving Apple's T2 security chip, the company recently confirmed.

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