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Thursday, May 06, 2021

Only 4% of iOS users in US are opting in to ad tracking, report says

Only 4% of iOS users in US are opting in to ad tracking, report says

An ongoing analysis of Apple's App Tracking Transparency tool claims 96% of users in the U.S. are opting out of the ad tracking feature which launched in April.

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Apple says less than 1% of App Store rejections are appealed

Apple says less than 1% of App Store rejections are appealed

A director of Apple's App Review process says that the majority of app rejections are not appealed, and when they are, most of them are upheld.

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Apple acquired malware detection firm SourceDNA in 2016

Apple acquired malware detection firm SourceDNA in 2016

Apple acquired malware detection startup SourceDNA in 2016, an acquisition that went unreported until it was revealed during testimony in the Epic Games v. Apple trial.

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Phil Schiller expressed concern over scam apps as early as 2012

Phil Schiller expressed concern over scam apps as early as 2012

Apple's Phil Schiller ranted about scam and knockoff apps on the App Store as early as 2012, per documents revealed in the Epic Games v. Apple trial.

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ExclusiveDeals: save up to $200 on 2020 13" MacBook Pros, plus $60 off AppleCare

Deals: save up to $200 on 2020 13

AppleInsider readers this week can save $75 to $200 on every 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro at Adorama with exclusive coupon discounts. Plus, save $60 on AppleCare and get an additional 5% back with the new Edge Credit Card. Total savings can reach upward of $440 off the latest notebooks bundled with AC and the Edge financing promotion.

Google plans to add privacy 'nutrition labels' to Play Store apps in 2022

Google plans to add privacy 'nutrition labels' to Play Store apps in 2022

Google has announced that it will introduce a new "safety section" with app privacy information on the Google Play store — an echo of Apple's own privacy nutrition labels.

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Apple has a 'whitelist' of developers who can access unique App Store features

Apple has a 'whitelist' of developers who can access unique App Store features

Apple has a list of whitelisted developers with access to additional App Store subscription features, as revealed by court documents and Apple executive testimony in the Epic Games v. Apple trial.

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Man sues Apple for iPhone 6 battery explosion caused by alleged defect

Man sues Apple for iPhone 6 battery explosion caused by alleged defect

A Texas man is seeking a class action suit against Apple for allegedly selling defective batteries and violating its warranty promises after his iPhone exploded in his face in 2019.

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TipsHow to set up home cinema sound on Apple TV 4K, while you can still get HomePods

How to set up home cinema sound on Apple TV 4K, while you can still get HomePods

The new Apple TV 4K comes with superb Dolby Atmos sound, but the best way to hear it is through the discontinued HomePod. Here's how to do it.

Apple orders retro-future dramedy 'Hello Tomorrow!' starring Billy Crudup

Apple orders retro-future dramedy 'Hello Tomorrow!' starring Billy Crudup

Apple TV+ has given a series order for "Hello Tomorrow!," a half-hour dramedy starring Billy Crudup of "The Morning Show."

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Apple's 'Everyday Experiments' video promotes time lapse effects with iPhone 12

Apple's 'Everyday Experiments' video promotes time lapse effects with iPhone 12

Apple has continued the "Shot on iPhone" video series with a new "Everyday Experiments" short showing off the time lapse, slow motion, and stop motion effects that can be done with the iPhone 12.

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Google will begin automatically enrolling users in two-step verification

Google will begin automatically enrolling users in two-step verification

In an attempt to keep users' accounts secure, Google will soon require users to confirm their identity by accepting a prompt on their mobile devices.

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ExclusiveNew M1 iPad Pro, iMac, Apple Watch deals: save up to $100 instantly

New M1 iPad Pro, iMac, Apple Watch deals: save up to $100 instantly

Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama has just issued coupon discounts on M1 hardware exclusively for AppleInsider readers. Save up to $100 instantly on every new iPad Pro and Magic Keyboard, along with a variety of 24-inch iMacs — and even two Apple Watch Series 6 styles.

Music production app djay Pro AI gets major update to AI-powered mixing tools

Music production app djay Pro AI gets major update to AI-powered mixing tools

Thanks to a significant overhaul, music production app djay Pro AI allows users to make fully AI-powered DJ sets on their iPhone or iPad.

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App Store VP Matt Fischer to take witness stand in Epic v. Apple on Thursday

App Store VP Matt Fischer to take witness stand in Epic v. Apple on Thursday

Matt Fischer, Apple's vice president of the App Store, will take the witness stand on Thursday in the ongoing Epic Games v. Apple trial — the first Apple employee to do so.

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Apple researching how to prevent wireless chargers from interfering with CarKey

Apple researching how to prevent wireless chargers from interfering with CarKey

Future versions of Apple's CarKey could detect when it's being used near wireless chargers, and alter how it works to avoid interference.

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'Fortnite' expected to return to iOS in October - on GeForce NOW

'Fortnite' expected to return to iOS in October - on GeForce NOW

While the ongoing court case will hold up "Fortnite" for the time being, the game will return to Apple platforms on game streaming service GeForce Now before the end of the year.

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HomePod owners can now stream Deezer music natively

HomePod owners can now stream Deezer music natively

Deezer subscribers can now use "Hey, Siri" commands to access their favorite music on HomePod and HomePod mini.

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'Apple Glass' could adjust brightness to make use more comfortable

'Apple Glass' could adjust brightness to make use more comfortable

Apple wants to avoid the discomfort of a user taking off an Apple AR headset like "Apple Glass," and going from darkness to the brightness of the real environment around them.

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Apple's Find My has a hidden AirTag debug mode

Apple's Find My has a hidden AirTag debug mode

When looking for an AirTag, users can call up hidden developer information listing technical details about how tracking is working.

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Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Report finds AirTag enables 'inexpensive, effective stalking'

Report finds AirTag enables 'inexpensive, effective stalking'

A report by The Washington Post delves into the security and safety functions Apple's new AirTag, concluding the device and its corresponding Find My service are not equipped with proper anti-stalking safeguards.

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Apple TV+ exclusive 'Servant' nominated for TV Choice Award

Apple TV+ exclusive 'Servant' nominated for TV Choice Award

Apple TV+ hit "Servant" was this week nominated for Best Drama Series at the TV Choice Awards, racking up another industry honor.

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Apple begins transition to randomized device serial numbers with purple iPhone 12

Apple begins transition to randomized device serial numbers with purple iPhone 12

Apple has initiated a transition to randomized device serial numbers, a policy that will likely extend to the company's entire product line, according to a report on Wednesday.

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Epic Games admits its own developer agreements ban rule-breakers

Epic Games admits its own developer agreements ban rule-breakers

Epic Games doesn't tolerate rule-breakers on its platforms, Apple argued in the Epic v. Apple trial, drawing parallels to the actions that led to "Fortnite" being removed from the App Store.

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Apple Card grew to an estimated 6.4M cardholders at end of 2020

Apple Card grew to an estimated 6.4M cardholders at end of 2020

Apple Card adoption has grown to an estimated 6.4 million cardholders in the U.S., driven mostly by strong interest among women.

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Apple Maps cycling directions expands to Seattle

Apple Maps cycling directions expands to Seattle

Apple recently expanded Apple Maps cycling directions to Seattle and integrated additional coverage for a wide swath of California.

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Apple scrambled to convince Netflix to keep in-app subscriptions

Apple scrambled to convince Netflix to keep in-app subscriptions

Emails and documents revealed in the Epic Games v. Apple case showcase the Cupertino tech giant's efforts to convince Netflix to keep using in-app payments on the App Store.

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Microsoft, Apple feud over xCloud got Shadow pulled from the App Store

Microsoft, Apple feud over xCloud got Shadow pulled from the App Store

Microsoft's dispute with Apple over its xCloud service had collateral damage, causing another cloud computing platform getting pulled from the App Store.

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Otterbox announces new MagSafe folio and wallet for iPhone 12

Otterbox announces new MagSafe folio and wallet for iPhone 12

Otterbox is expanding its MagSafe accessory lineup with two new items — a magnetic Folio and a magnetic wallet that attach to your iPhone 12.

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Luna Display now supports using a Mac as a second display over Thunderbolt, Ethernet

Luna Display now supports using a Mac as a second display over Thunderbolt, Ethernet

Astropad has updated its Luna Display app to allow users to use one Mac as a display for a host not just over wireless networking, but also over a wired Ethernet or Thunderbolt connection.

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Killer deal: Apple's 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2020) drops to $799

Killer deal: Apple's 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2020) drops to $799

Amazon has issued a $200 markdown on the 2020 12.9-inch iPad Pro thanks to a hidden $100 in-cart discount stacked with a $100 instant cash rebate.

TipsWhat to do when you see 'AirTag found moving with you' on your iPhone

What to do when you see 'AirTag found moving with you' on your iPhone

If you get the "AirTag found moving with you" alert, maybe you're being tracked, or maybe there's just an AirTags in that bag you borrowed. Here's when you get that notification, and what you need to do.

16 last-minute Mother's Day gift ideas for the Apple fan

16 last-minute Mother's Day gift ideas for the Apple fan

Choosing the right gift for Mother's Day can be difficult, but we've gathered some products that will bring delight to a mother who uses Apple products.

Peloton announces voluntary recall of Tread, Tread+ treadmills

Peloton announces voluntary recall of Tread, Tread+ treadmills

Peloton has announced a voluntary recall of both its Tread and Tread+ treadmill machines after reports of injuries and one death, marking a major reversal.

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Facebook Oversight Board upholds Trump ban but demands six-month review

Facebook Oversight Board upholds Trump ban but demands six-month review

Facebook's independent Oversight Board upheld the platform's ban on former President Donald Trump — but is requiring a review of ban policies and procedures leaving the door open for a return in the future.

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TipsWhat to do when you lose an AirTag

What to do when you lose an AirTag

If you can't track down an AirTag, or if yours is somewhere you can't reach without help, here's how to turn on Lost Mode.

New study finds that Night Shift does not improve sleep quality or quantity

New study finds that Night Shift does not improve sleep quality or quantity

A new sleep study from Brigham Young University has found that features like Night Shift do little to improve users' sleep quality over those who don't use the feature.

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Apple awards optical firm II-VI a further $410 million, creating 700 jobs

Apple awards optical firm II-VI a further $410 million, creating 700 jobs

Apple has doubled the amount awarded to II-VI from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund, now paying a further $410 million to the optical technology firm that makes iPhone components.

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Apple's iMac predicted to overtake HP and lead the All-in-One market

Apple's iMac predicted to overtake HP and lead the All-in-One market

Industry sources are predicting that Apple's new iMac will overcome HP to lead the market in its field, but that's based partly on demand — and partly on the effects of the chip shortage.

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