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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

TipsHow to supplement Spotlight with third party apps

How to supplement Spotlight with third party apps

If the regular macOS Spotlight is great and powerful, third-party alternatives are even greater, even more powerful and just even more useful for speeding up your Mac.

Apple Pay may soon launch in Israel, banking service leak suggests

Apple Pay may soon launch in Israel, banking service leak suggests

The launch of Apple Pay support in Israel appears to be imminent, with one local bank briefly inviting users to add their cards to the payment platform.

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Amazon's $199 Magic Keyboard deal for 11" iPad Pro, iPad Air 4 is still in stock

Amazon's $199 Magic Keyboard deal for 11

Amazon's $100 discount on the Magic Keyboard for Apple's 11-inch iPad Pro and iPad Air 4 is still going strong, with units in stock. Plus, save on the tablets themselves, with iPad Air 4 inventory marked down to $549 and iPad Pros starting at $739.

Institutions still underweight on AAPL despite strong 2020 growth, analyst says

Institutions still underweight on AAPL despite strong 2020 growth, analyst says

Institutional ownership of Apple stock remained close to an all-time high of 5.5% as 2020 came to an end, though large organizations still underweigh the stock, investment bank Morgan Stanley says.

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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.

YouTube announces supervised browsing of YouTube for tweens and teens

YouTube announces supervised browsing of YouTube for tweens and teens

A new supervised mode for YouTube will feature account limitations and three content settings that help parents control what content their children will see.

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Apple supplier TSMC hires water trucks as Taiwan drought continues

Apple supplier TSMC hires water trucks as Taiwan drought continues

Apple Silicon processor manufacturer TSMC is ordering deliveries of water in an attempt to minimize disruption caused by Taiwan's ongoing drought.

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Amazon Web Services Mac instances now support macOS Big Sur

Amazon Web Services Mac instances now support macOS Big Sur

Amazon has announced that the Mac instances on Amazon Web Services now support the latest version of Apple's Mac operating system, macOS Big Sur.

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Apple partner Foxconn working with Fisker to produce electric vehicles by 2023

Apple partner Foxconn working with Fisker to produce electric vehicles by 2023

Electric vehicle manufacturer Fisker will join forces with Apple's main iPhone manufacturer Foxconn to produce more than 250,000 electric vehicles a year, starting in 2023.

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Smaller Mac Pro, 2021 iMac redesign with color options shown off by prolific leaker

Smaller Mac Pro, 2021 iMac redesign with color options shown off by prolific leaker

Apple is expected to release a smaller Mac Pro and a redesigned 24-inch iMac with Apple Silicon processors in 2021, and Jon Prosser has shared what they may look like.

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'Apple Car' could generate $50B in revenue by 2030, analyst says

'Apple Car' could generate $50B in revenue by 2030, analyst says

The "Apple Car" may not disrupt the market when it first debuts, but Piper Sandler says it could become a solid hardware revenue source for Apple, possibly generating $50 billion by 2030.

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FeatureRemembering Steve Jobs on his 66th birthday

Remembering Steve Jobs on his 66th birthday

How the circumstances of Steve Jobs's birth, and his decisions over education, would shape both his entire life — and then the entire world through the creation of Apple and the Macintosh.

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Long-time Apple retailer Fry's Electronics suddenly shuts down

Long-time Apple retailer Fry's Electronics suddenly shuts down

After 36 years in business, Fry's Electronics, a big-box electronics store founded during the early days of Apple, announced that it is shutting down effective immediately.

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Apple isn't considering free, ad-supported Apple Music tiers

Apple isn't considering free, ad-supported Apple Music tiers

Apple executive Elena Segal said that a free Apple Music tier would get more users, but advertising revenues from it couldn't support artists and musicians — and stands in violation of Apple's privacy policies.

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Anker PowerCore is a MagSafe-compatible portable battery pack for the iPhone 12

Anker PowerCore is a MagSafe-compatible portable battery pack for the iPhone 12

Anker has released a snap-on MagSafe battery amidst rumors that Apple is working on one, allowing users to power up their iPhone 12 on the go, cable-free.

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India introduces $1 billion incentive to boost local tech manufacturing

India introduces $1 billion incentive to boost local tech manufacturing

India is promoting local technology manufacturing with a series of cash-back incentives, although not as much as Apple reportedly sought.

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Eve collaborates with Coulisse for new Thread-enabled HomeKit blinds

Eve collaborates with Coulisse for new Thread-enabled HomeKit blinds

HomeKit technology firm Eve is teaming up with international window coverings firm Coulisse, to produce new smart blind motors using Thread.

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Executive order addressing processor shortages expected on Wednesday

Executive order addressing processor shortages expected on Wednesday

A Presidential executive order, expected Wednesday, is expected to take steps for US manufacture of silicon chips, and strengthen the international supply chain, following key shortages for firms such as Apple.

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Australia set to enact bill making Facebook, Google pay for news

Australia set to enact bill making Facebook, Google pay for news

The proposal to require Facebook and other big tech firms to pay for news, has passed its last major parliamentary hurdle in Australia, and is now expected to become law.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Patent troll sues Apple over Touch ID, Face ID and Apple Card

Patent troll sues Apple over Touch ID, Face ID and Apple Card

An Australian patent holdings company on Tuesday filed suit against Apple, targeting Touch ID and Face ID with intellectual property acquired from defunct biometrics specialist Securicom.

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Apple details additional guidance on app privacy labels

Apple details additional guidance on app privacy labels

Apple on Tuesday updated guidance on app privacy labels to give developers a better understanding of what is required when filling out the data collection disclosures.

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Sensibo Air now supports Apple HomeKit, Siri voice commands

Sensibo Air now supports Apple HomeKit, Siri voice commands

Sensibo has added HomeKit and Siri voice command support to its family of Sensibo Air smart air conditioner controllers.

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'Sign in With Apple' target of Justice Department antitrust probe

'Sign in With Apple' target of Justice Department antitrust probe

The U.S. Department of Justice is reportedly probing Apple's "Sign in With Apple" feature as part of a broader antitrust investigation, following complaints from developers.

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ReviewReview: SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive Luxe USB-C Flash Drive is a stylish way to offload iPad Pro files

Review: SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive Luxe USB-C Flash Drive is a stylish way to offload iPad Pro files

The SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive Luxe USB Type-C Flash Drive aims to not just be an external file support solution for the iPad Pro, but also for your older USB-A gear, with a splash of style.

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Jon Stewart lines up staff for upcoming Apple TV+ show

Jon Stewart lines up staff for upcoming Apple TV+ show

Jon Stewart has begun solidifying his staff picks for his yet unnamed current events series set to air on Apple TV+.

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Tim Cook says he's 'greatly optimistic' about Apple's future at shareholders meeting

Tim Cook says he's 'greatly optimistic' about Apple's future at shareholders meeting

Shareholders approved Apple's recommended proposals, shot down two that it recommended against, and asked a range of questions at the company's annual shareholder meeting.

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'Ted Lasso' cast to take part in PaleyFest panel discussion

'Ted Lasso' cast to take part in PaleyFest panel discussion

Members of theApple TV+ hit sports comedy "Ted Lasso," will be appearing at PaleyFest LA 2021 to take part in a virtual panel.

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Tim Cook tweets in support of reintroduced Equality Act

Tim Cook tweets in support of reintroduced Equality Act

Ahead of an upcoming vote on the Equality Act in the U.S. House of Representatives, Apple CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday asked Congress to "get it done."

FeatureQuestions raised about M1 Mac SSD longevity, based on incomplete data

Questions raised about M1 Mac SSD longevity, based on incomplete data

Complaints about the potential lifespan of Apple Silicon Mac storage are causing concern that the current crop of M1 Macs could stop working within a few years — and have been stoked by unanswered questions, unreliable data, and a silent Apple.

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ExclusiveCheapest price: $210 off loaded 13" MacBook Pro (M1, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) with AppleCare

Cheapest price: $210 off loaded 13

With an exclusive deal that's available only at AppleInsider, Apple's latest 13-inch MacBook Pro that's packed with upgrades is $150 off instantly. Plus, save $60 on AppleCare.

Spotify CEO charts path to profitability, challenging Apple Music in interview

Spotify CEO charts path to profitability, challenging Apple Music in interview

In an interview detailing Spotify's long-term profitability goals, CEO Daniel Ek says his company's strength in the fact of rivals like Apple Music is that it can "play nice" on any platform.

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Nomad debuts Rugged Case & Rugged Folio for fourth-gen iPad Air

Nomad debuts Rugged Case & Rugged Folio for fourth-gen iPad Air

Nomad has updated its iPad accessory lineup with new models designed for the fourth-generation iPad Air and its unique Touch ID sensor located on the top sleep/wake button.

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TipsHow to get more from Spotlight on the Mac

How to get more from Spotlight on the Mac

Spotlight is the most under-used feature of macOS, and it is waiting to transform how you do your work from finding files to checking the weather, and contacting people.

Killer deal: M1 Mac mini dips to $599 on Amazon

Killer deal: M1 Mac mini dips to $599 on Amazon

Apple's latest M1-equipped Mac mini is on sale for $599 at Amazon thanks to a $30 instant rebate stacked with a bonus $70 in-cart discount.

Apple testing method could boost reliability, quality of microLED displays

Apple testing method could boost reliability, quality of microLED displays

Apple is developing a method to provide better quality control for microLED displays, which carry a number of benefits over OLED and could be used in future devices like an Apple Watch or iPhone.

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TipsHow to use RAW images with Photos app on the Mac

How to use RAW images with Photos app on the Mac

If you have a DSLR or mirrorless camera, you may want to start using RAW images instead of JPEG files. Here's what you need to know about using the higher-quality images in Photos on macOS.

HomePod may detect vital signs with upgraded radar positioning system

HomePod may detect vital signs with upgraded radar positioning system

A HomePod could potentially help save lives without getting into contact with other people, with Apple looking into 360-degree radar systems that can detect vital signs and medical conditions of individuals.

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Future AirPods could use ultrasonics to detect proper ear positioning

Future AirPods could use ultrasonics to detect proper ear positioning

A future model of AirPods may be able to detect when they are not properly seated in a user's ear using ultrasonic ranging, and either alert the wearer, or reroute the audio to another device.

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Apple Pay's arrival in Mexico stumbles at the start

Apple Pay's arrival in Mexico stumbles at the start

Apple Pay is set to go live in Mexico on Tuesday according to a servicing bank bringing the iPhone-based payment system to a new market — but it seems there are initial teething issues with the launch.

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