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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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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Lowest prices ever: Up to $1,400 off loaded 15" MacBook Pros today only

Lowest prices ever: Up to $1,400 off loaded 15

For 12 hours only, Apple's 2017 15-inch MacBook Pros are discounted by up to $1,400 during B&H's DealZone event, delivering the lowest prices ever on models with upgraded processors, top-of-the-line graphics and additional storage.

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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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 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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Excerpt from Michelle Obama's memoir is second Apple News Exclusive

Excerpt from Michelle Obama's memoir is second Apple News Exclusive

Apple on Monday published its second Apple News Exclusive in an excerpt from former first lady Michelle Obama's upcoming memoir "Becoming," one of the year's most anticipated political commentaries.

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Save $100 to $150 instantly on Apple's 2018 MacBook Air

Save $100 to $150 instantly on Apple's 2018 MacBook Air

On sale now! Shoppers can save $100 to $150 instantly on Apple's Late 2018 13-inch MacBook Air with prices starting at just $1,099. These are the lowest online prices we've seen on the newly released hardware, with free expedited shipping and no tax in many states.

EditorialIf you think Tim Cook is 'robbing' you, then so was Steve Jobs

If you think Tim Cook is 'robbing' you, then so was Steve Jobs

The company is making more cash than ever as a whole, but AppleInsider delves into the figures to see how much of that is through increased sales of hardware and how much is from Apple skimming more profit per device since Cook took over.

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Hands-OnHands on: Harman Kardon's Google-equipped Citation 100 smartspeaker

Hands on: Harman Kardon's Google-equipped Citation 100 smartspeaker

Smartspeakers are not just proliferating rapidly, but becoming de facto in the high-end audio market, led by products like the HomePod, Sonos speakers, and the Google Home Max. Harman Kardon's $300 Citation 100 is another emblematic example, equipped with Google Assistant.

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Intel's 5G modem rollout accelerated, could end up in 2019 iPhone

Intel's 5G modem rollout accelerated, could end up in 2019 iPhone

Intel has launched a new modem intended for mobile devices that will connect to 5G mobile networks, with the chip producer claiming to have accelerated the launch of the XMM 8160 modem by half a year compared to its original scheduling.

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VideoNine tips and tricks for the new 2018 iPad Pro

Nine tips and tricks for the new 2018 iPad Pro

Apple's latest iPad Pros are gorgeous and impressively powerful. Because of this massive overhaul, we are likely to see more new iPad purchases than we've seen in a long time, and we've got an assortment of tips and tricks to really flex the might of the new models.

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Apple's iPhone beat Huawei, Xiaomi on China's 11/11 record-breaking Singles Day

Apple's iPhone beat Huawei, Xiaomi on China's 11/11 record-breaking Singles Day

An annual "Singles Day" sales event held by China's search giant Alibaba racked up record-breaking sales, countering the idea that consumer sales in China are weak. But more importantly to Apple observers: iPhone sales lead other smartphone brands, pushing Huawei into second place and Xiaomi into third place.

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JP Morgan trims AAPL target to $266 on iPhone XR weakness, economic concerns

JP Morgan trims AAPL target to $266 on iPhone XR weakness, economic concerns

Samik Chatterjee from J.P.Morgan has very slightly cut the target price for Apple stock to $266 from $270 because of the overall economic climate, and the so-far "tepid" response to the iPhone XR.

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Apple stock hammered on lower forecasts from iPhone part suppliers Lumentum & Japan Display

Apple stock hammered on lower forecasts from iPhone part suppliers Lumentum & Japan Display

Two important Apple suppliers — Japan Display and TrueDepth sensor provider Lumentum — have cut their revenue forecasts, causing Apple's stock price to dip to its lowest value in over three months.

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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.

Siri Shortcuts can now be used with the VW Car-Net app to remotely control a vehicle

Siri Shortcuts can now be used with the VW Car-Net app to remotely control a vehicle

Volkswagen has updated its Car-Net mobile app with deeper Siri integration to allow drivers to perform specific tasks remotely from their vehicle, enabling users to lock or unlock their car from far away just by asking Apple's digital assistant on an iPhone.

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FeatureHere are all of the Apple retail store openings, moves, and remodels in 2018

Here are all of the Apple retail store openings, moves, and remodels in 2018

With few setbacks, Apple is almost continuously expanding and updating its global retail chain, now over 500 locations. Here's the company's evolution in 2018 so far, updated on Nov. 12 with the reopening date for Alderwood Mall.

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iPhone XR sales estimates slashed by Ming-Chi Kuo, as trade war headwinds swirl

iPhone XR sales estimates slashed by Ming-Chi Kuo, as trade war headwinds swirl

Ming-Chi Kuo has cut expectations for sales of the iPhone XR for the next year by 30 percent to 70 million, based on a possibility of a trade war with China, and other factors possibly weighing on sales, very similar to his erroneous predictions of iPhone X volumes.

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TipsHow to make the most of iCloud's sharing and collaboration tools

How to make the most of iCloud's sharing and collaboration tools

Apple has many times talked up how you can have two people collaborating on the same document at the same time using iCloud. However, it doesn't seem that collaboration is a big thing inside the company because if it were, Apple people would've surely fixed an enormous missing feature.

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Teardown of new iPad Pro shows familiar Face ID tech and lots of glue

Teardown of new iPad Pro shows familiar Face ID tech and lots of glue

Apple's 11-inch iPad Pro uses similar hardware to iPhones to offer Face ID, a teardown of the tablet reveals, while the accompanying updated Apple Pencil appears to have a capacitive grid embedded within its slim body, most likely used for the new tapping functionality.

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Drive-by shooting suspect remotely wipes iPhone X, catches extra charges

Drive-by shooting suspect remotely wipes iPhone X, catches extra charges

A woman from Schenectady, N.Y. accused of being the driver in a shooting used Apple's remote wipe feature to destroy evidence on her iPhone X that might have been related to the event.

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Samsung's foldable display smartphone could launch in March for over $1700

Samsung's foldable display smartphone could launch in March for over $1700

Samsung's first smartphone using the South Korean giant's recently-demonstrated foldable display could be introduced in March, a report claims, launching alongside 5G-equipped Galaxy S10, the 2019 refresh of Samsung's flagship smartphone.

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Nomad launches slim leather case for AirPods

Nomad launches slim leather case for AirPods

Nomad has debuted their latest accessory, a genuine leather enclosure for AirPods that not only protects the easily-scratched charging case, but makes it look great in the process.

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Broadway shows turning to iPads to simplify production & cut down on waste

Broadway shows turning to iPads to simplify production & cut down on waste

Lagging behind some other industries, stage shows on New York City's Broadway and elsewhere are finally beginning to turn to tablets — specifically the iPad — to replace giant stacks of paper.

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VideoHow Apple addressed the 'beautygate' effect in iOS 12.1

How Apple addressed the 'beautygate' effect in iOS 12.1

In this video, we compare selfie photos captured by two iPhone XS Max handsets, one with the latest iOS 12.1 update and another running iOS 12.0.1, to illustrate the fixes Apple implemented for so-called "beautygate" skin smoothing effects.

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TipsHow to use Airpods with Live Listen in iOS 12 to help your hearing

How to use Airpods with Live Listen in iOS 12 to help your hearing

Ironically, Apple keeps rather quiet about this feature but whether you're hard of hearing or just in a loud place, Live Listen is remarkable. AppleInsider explains how to get it set up and use it.

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Apple Crime blotter: 1000 iPads stolen, insurance giant off hook for $1.7 million iPhone theft, more

Apple Crime blotter: 1000 iPads stolen, insurance giant off hook for $1.7 million iPhone theft, more

Stolen iPhones are in the news, ranging from warehouse thefts, to getting lifted off the doorstep, or from a Miami nightspot. The latest in an occasional series — a look at the world of Apple-related crime.

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Saturday, November 10, 2018

TipsHow to temporarily enable Do Not Disturb in iOS 12

How to temporarily enable Do Not Disturb in iOS 12

The Do Not Disturb feature in iOS silences all but the most important calls and notifications, especially useful when sleeping, attending a meeting, or watching a movie. Did you know though that iOS 12 offers ways to have the mode automatically turn off under certain conditions?

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VideoCompared: 2018 MacBook Air versus 13-inch MacBook Pro and 2017 MacBook Air

Compared: 2018 MacBook Air versus 13-inch MacBook Pro and 2017 MacBook Air

Apple's brand new 2018 MacBook Air is the line's second major redesign since Steve Jobs pulled the original out of a manila envelope more than 10 years ago. We compare the new thin-and-light model to its predecessor, and the step-up to the 2017 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar.

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FeatureUse your new iPad Pro and Apple Pencil with these updated apps

Use your new iPad Pro and Apple Pencil with these updated apps

With new hardware, comes app updates to support new features. AppleInsider makes notes, sketches, and diagrams with the latest updates for the third generation iPad Pro, and the second generation Apple Pencil.

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Apple's 2019 iPhones to adopt MPI antenna technology in lieu of LCP

Apple's 2019 iPhones to adopt MPI antenna technology in lieu of LCP

Apple's next-generation of iPhones due out during the second half of 2019 will reportedly jettison LCP-based antenna technology that it first adopted for the iPhone X for MPI, which should improve both costs and production yields.

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Friday, November 09, 2018