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Thursday, August 06, 2020

Anker's PowerCore Play 6700 is a portable battery bank for iPhone gamers

Anker's PowerCore Play 6700 is a portable battery bank for iPhone gamers

If you're tired of draining your iPhone's battery during long gaming sessions, Anker's new PowerCore Play 6700 portable battery combines a controller-like feel with hours of extra power.

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First macOS Big Sur, fourth iOS 14 & iPadOS 14 public betas now available

First macOS Big Sur, fourth iOS 14 & iPadOS 14 public betas now available

Apple on Thursday released the first public beta of macOS Big Sur and the fourth iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 betas to the public software testing program.

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ExclusiveDeals: Price wars offer triple-digit savings on Apple's new 27-inch iMac, 2020 iMac Pro

Deals: Price wars offer triple-digit savings on Apple's new 27-inch iMac, 2020 iMac Pro

Apple resellers are discounting 2020 iMac models, with exclusive savings on 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMac configurations, along with the 2020 iMac Pro that now comes standard with a 10-core processor. Many deals end today.

Compared: $4,999 27-inch iMac vs $4,999 iMac Pro

Compared: $4,999 27-inch iMac vs $4,999 iMac Pro

Although the iMac Pro carries Apple's professional designation, your money may be better spent on a 2020 27-inch iMac.

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ExclusiveDeals: up to $200 off every 2020 13" MacBook Pro, plus $60 off AppleCare, 5% back

Deals: up to $200 off every 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 systems bundled with AC and the Edge financing promotion.

Leak claims to show 'iPhone 12' OLED screen

Leak claims to show 'iPhone 12' OLED screen

A new photograph from a reliable leaker shows what's claimed to be the OLED screen from the forthcoming "iPhone 12."

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Apple wants to bring Zoom-like background replacement to 'Apple Glass'

Apple wants to bring Zoom-like background replacement to 'Apple Glass'

Future "Apple Glass," or other such Apple headsets, may be able to replace a background with any image chosen by the wearer.

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Apple's John Giannandrea talks Apple Silicon, moving from Google to Apple

Apple's John Giannandrea talks Apple Silicon, moving from Google to Apple

In a wide-ranging interview, Apple's head of Artificial Intelligence John Giannandrea states that it's "technically wrong" for AI to be processed at data centers instead of on a user's own device.

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OWC undercuts Apple's $699 Mac Pro wheels with $199 conversion kit

OWC undercuts Apple's $699 Mac Pro wheels with $199 conversion kit

OWC has begun accepting preorders for it's Rover Pro wheel kit that allows you to easily add wheels to your Mac Pro for less than a third of the cost of Apple's add-on wheel kit.

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US trying for 'clean network' by banning 'untrusted Chinese apps' like WeChat, TikTok

US trying for 'clean network' by banning 'untrusted Chinese apps' like WeChat, TikTok

Describing them as "untrusted Chinese apps," the US government says it wants WeChat, TikTok, and other unspecified services to be banned from all of the app stores in the US.

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Future iPhone may pre-process video on the image sensor to cut size & reduce power demand

Future iPhone may pre-process video on the image sensor to cut size & reduce power demand

Apple is looking at ways of reducing how much processing an iPhone or other device has to do on the image sensor itself in order to produce high quality video, with the aim of saving both file size and battery power.

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Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Apple shares 'vertical' Damien Chazelle short film shot on iPhone 11 Pro

Apple shares 'vertical' Damien Chazelle short film shot on iPhone 11 Pro

Apple on Wednesday shared a new short film by director Damien Chazelle that was shot on an iPhone 11 Pro entirely in a vertical aspect ratio.

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Microsoft ends iOS xCloud testing, launching as Android exclusive

Microsoft ends iOS xCloud testing, launching as Android exclusive

Microsoft has confirmed that it has ended its xCloud game service testing on iOS — on the same day it announced new partnerships with Samsung.

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Now-fixed exploit used Microsoft Office macros to hack macOS

Now-fixed exploit used Microsoft Office macros to hack macOS

A now-fixed exploit in the macOS version of Microsoft Office may have allowed attackers to hack a Mac user just by getting them to open a document.

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Smart TV adoption outpacing streaming devices like Apple TV, Roku

Smart TV adoption outpacing streaming devices like Apple TV, Roku

Streaming devices and set-top boxes like Roku or the Apple TV are increasingly losing ground to internet-connected smart TVs with the shift amplified by the coronavirus pandemic, new data shows.

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ExclusiveLast day: save up to $2,160 on Apple's 2020 27-inch iMac, plus AppleCare discount

Last day: save up to $2,160 on Apple's 2020 27-inch iMac, plus AppleCare discount

Apple's new 27-inch iMac may have just been announced, but AppleInsider readers can already snap up discounted iMac prices on the 5K systems with exclusive coupon deals and bonus savings on AppleCare. Offers end today.

Apple pairs with Robert Downey Jr.'s production company on upcoming drama

Apple pairs with Robert Downey Jr.'s production company on upcoming drama

Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey's production company, Team Downey, will work with Apple on a new drama for Apple TV+.

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FeatureThe best Thunderbolt 3 docks for your Mac in 2020

The best Thunderbolt 3 docks for your Mac in 2020

If you need to add more ports to your MacBook Pro or iMac, one of the best ways to do that is to get a Thunderbolt 3 dock. Here's AppleInsider's guide to picking the best Thunderbolt 3 dock for your Mac.

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Apple had issues with Game Center, iCloud Account, and iCloud Keychain on Wednesday

Apple had issues with Game Center, iCloud Account, and iCloud Keychain on Wednesday

For about three hours, Apple's System Status page indicated some users were unable to use certain services, such as Game Center and various iCloud features.

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Lady Gaga will host 'Gaga Radio' every Friday in August on Beats1

Lady Gaga will host 'Gaga Radio' every Friday in August on Beats1

Starting Friday, Lady Gaga will host a radio show on Apple Music's Beats1 called Gaga Radio, centered around dance music and the creation of her latest album, Chromatica.

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Microsoft in talks to buy TikTok for up to $30 billion

Microsoft in talks to buy TikTok for up to $30 billion

Microsoft plans on finishing its TikTok acquisition talks ahead of the September 15 deadline set by President Trump, with a potential offer of up to $30 billion on the table.

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Apple Store Easter egg celebrates its 10th anniversary

Apple Store Easter egg celebrates its 10th anniversary

A whimsical Easter egg celebrates the Apple Store's 10th anniversary when users search for "10 years" in the app.

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EditorialThe high-end 27-inch iMac is more 'pro' than the iMac Pro is

The high-end 27-inch iMac is more 'pro' than the iMac Pro is

Even though the new 27-inch iMac has received mostly minor updates, Apple's upgrade decisions make it look as if the iMac Pro is on the way out.

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Kensington UltraThin Magnetic Privacy Screens released for MacBook Pro, MacBook Air

Kensington UltraThin Magnetic Privacy Screens released for MacBook Pro, MacBook Air

Prevent shoulder-surfers and "visual hackers" with the Apple Store-exclusive Kensington magnetic privacy screen for your MacBook Air or MacBook Pro.

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Samsung unveils Galaxy Note20, Watch3, Z Fold2, Buds Live

Samsung unveils Galaxy Note20, Watch3, Z Fold2, Buds Live

Samsung's Unpacked event has seen the launch of a number of new devices, including the Galaxy Fold 2, the Galaxy Note 20 Series, Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+, Galaxy Buds Live, and the Galaxy Watch 3.

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Virginia launches first COVID-19 exposure notification app in US using Google-Apple API

Virginia launches first COVID-19 exposure notification app in US using Google-Apple API

On Wednesday, the Virginia Department of Health released its official COVID-19 exposure notification app, and it is the first in the United States to use the Google and Apple API.

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Deals: Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro on sale for $2,099, upgraded models $100s off

Deals: Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro on sale for $2,099, upgraded models $100s off

Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro is on sale this week, with prices dropping to $2,099 for the standard model during the back-to-school sale. Every upgraded config is discounted as well, with savings of up to $600 off.

Pair arrested in Netherlands for theft of $629,000 in Apple Watches

Pair arrested in Netherlands for theft of $629,000 in Apple Watches

A massive Apple Watch theft occurred in May, with Dutch authorities making an arrest after the unsolved case was highlighted on a television show.

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Bank of America hikes AAPL target to $470, downgrades stock to neutral

Bank of America hikes AAPL target to $470, downgrades stock to neutral

Bank of America Securities analyst Wamsi Mohan has downgraded Apple's stock to a "neutral," citing a new balance to risk and reward as the stock has hit new highs following a blockbuster earnings report.

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'iPhone 12' will use magnets to simplify charging positioning, leak claims

'iPhone 12' will use magnets to simplify charging positioning, leak claims

Photographs purporting to be of the inside of an "iPhone 12," and Apple's official cases, show a circular arrangement of magnets, possibly related to charging.

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Further regulatory filings show new MacBook Air or MacBook Pro on its way

Further regulatory filings show new MacBook Air or MacBook Pro on its way

A new battery filing in Korea's safety certification lists, plus photograph, indicate that a revised MacBook Air or MacBook Pro is being prepared by Apple.

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Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Apple expands Apple Maps Look Around feature to several Japanese cities

Apple expands Apple Maps Look Around feature to several Japanese cities

Apple is expanding its Apple Maps Look Around feature to include several cities in Japan, marking the first time the feature has been available for a city outside of the U.S.

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Fourth macOS Big Sur beta adds support for 4K YouTube playback in Safari

Fourth macOS Big Sur beta adds support for 4K YouTube playback in Safari

In the latest macOS Big Sur beta, Apple has officially added support for viewing 4K YouTube videos in Safari.

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FeatureCompared: 2020 27-inch iMac vs 2019 iMac 5K

Compared: 2020 27-inch iMac vs 2019 iMac 5K

Apple on Tuesday unveiled a new generation of 27-inch iMac with faster processors, the T2 chip and only SSD storage options. Here's what's new versus the 2019 iMac 5K — and whether it's worth an upgrade.

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Disney+ boasted 57.5 million subscribers at the end of June 2020

Disney+ boasted 57.5 million subscribers at the end of June 2020

In a coronavirus-impacted quarter, Disney eked out a profit, with Disney+ holding 57.5 million paid subscribers at the end of June 2020, less than a year after it launched.

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Apple releases fourth macOS Big Sur beta to developers

Apple releases fourth macOS Big Sur beta to developers

Rounding out its set of betas for the milestone operating systems, Apple has provided developers with a fourth build of macOS Big Sur for testing.

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Apple partners with UCLA for three-year study on depression

Apple partners with UCLA for three-year study on depression

Participants in the UCLA depression study will wear an Apple Watch in conjunction with an iPhone, with and end goal of revolutionizing the detection and treatment of depression.

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All the new features and changes in iOS 14 beta 4

All the new features and changes in iOS 14 beta 4

In the fourth developer beta of iOS 14, Apple made further improvements including a new TV widget, the return of 3D Touch on supported devices, and support for Exposure Notifications.

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FeatureWhat Apple's Nano-Texture is, and what it brings to Apple's new 27-inch iMac

What Apple's Nano-Texture is, and what it brings to Apple's new 27-inch iMac

Apple's biggest change for the new 27-inch iMac is the option to add the company's highest-quality anti-reflective technology, previously only seen on the $5,999 Pro Display XDR. Here's what it provides to the user, and why you may want to pony up the extra cash for it.

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