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Saturday, January 19, 2019

ReviewReview: The Satechi 75W Dual USB-C Travel Charger is a step towards the future

Review: The Satechi 75W Dual USB-C Travel Charger is a step towards the future

Whether you want it to or not, USB-C will take over as the port of choice for consumers, but the lack of chargers that sport more than one USB-C port stands in the way. The Satechi Dual USB-C Travel Charger packs two USB-C ports and two USB-A ports into a single package — and it may just help adoption.

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TipsHow to get started with a new HomePod, and get more out of it

How to get started with a new HomePod, and get more out of it

Apple's HomePod starts with a simple setup and it ends with you forgetting you didn't always have music surrounding you. In between, though, there are details to consider about that first setup and many options for when you move the HomePod to a new room. AppleInsider takes a dive into the use of Apple's latest speaker.

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Apple HomePods are on sale for $239 ($110 off) today only

Apple HomePods are on sale for $239 ($110 off) today only

Amazon owned Woot is kicking off the weekend with an aggressive discount on refurbished HomePods, delivering the lowest price anywhere on the smart speaker. Save $110 with free shipping for Prime members.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Apple to streamline team management in Apple Developer Program and App Store Connect

Apple to streamline team management in Apple Developer Program and App Store Connect

Apple in February will change the way it handles development teams for organizations, unifying individual memberships into a single set of roles across the Apple Developer website and App Store Connect.

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Apple highlights iPad Pro's productivity prowess in new ad series

Apple highlights iPad Pro's productivity prowess in new ad series

Apple on Friday published a new series of iPad Pro advertisements that depart from past commercials by positioning the tablet not as a PC replacement, but as a "new way" of accomplishing various tasks, from taking notes to podcasting.

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FeatureHere are some of the documentaries you can watch on Apple Music

Here are some of the documentaries you can watch on Apple Music

Apple Music is of course an audio-first streaming service, but if you have time to kill, you can kick back and watch documentaries on musicians, producers, and other aspects of the biz. Here's a roundup of some of the titles currently available, the latest being Future's "THE WIZRD."

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Apple & Qualcomm relationship broke down over concerns of proprietary code misuse

Apple & Qualcomm relationship broke down over concerns of proprietary code misuse

Rather than patent royalties, the ongoing fight between Apple and Qualcomm may have originated over concerns about code, according to leaked emails.

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

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

Apple authorized reseller Adorama has issued steep markdowns on Apple's CTO 2018 MacBook Pros, with combined instant and coupon savings totaling up to $250 off with no tax collected outside NY and NJ. These deals, which offer shoppers the lowest prices available, are available only at AppleInsider.

Apple's claim that all iPhones are available at retail enjoined by German court

Apple's claim that all iPhones are available at retail enjoined by German court

A German court on Friday granted Qualcomm a preliminary injunction against part of an Apple press statement, which claimed that all iPhones would remain available through third parties despite a December ban.

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Microsoft suggests shift to iPhone as Windows 10 Mobile end of support date announced

Microsoft suggests shift to iPhone as Windows 10 Mobile end of support date announced

Microsoft is recommending users of Windows 10 Mobile devices migrate to other platforms, including iOS, after the software giant confirmed the end of support for the mobile operating system by the end of 2019.

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Hands-OnHands on with the HomeKit compatible ConnectSense V2 smart outlet

Hands on with the HomeKit compatible ConnectSense V2 smart outlet

At the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics show, AppleInsider met up with ConnectSense and got to try out the second version of the company's smart outlet, with HomeKit, Google Home, and Amazon Alexa compatibility — without a bridge.

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VideoThe top seven MacBook Air features that make the 2018 model great

The top seven MacBook Air features that make the 2018 model great

The 2018 MacBook Air has been around for a few months, and it has turned out to be a great notebook in its own right. AppleInsider lists some of the important changes Apple added to make it one of the best portable Macs in the company's entire MacBook product family.

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TipsHow to live with Apple's absurdly over-complicated music features on Apple Watch

How to live with Apple's absurdly over-complicated music features on Apple Watch

You can now listen to music and podcasts directly from your Apple Watch but it how Apple forces you to do it is going to make you scratch your head. Even the Apple Watch Series 4 speaker won't play audio, and knowing what music is actually on the Watch and what needs an internet connection can be perplexing. AppleInsider helps you sort it out.

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Apple stock threatened by growing backlash against App Store revenue cut

Apple stock threatened by growing backlash against App Store revenue cut

Rumblings against Apple's sizable take from App Store revenues could have an impact on the company's stock, given the new focus on Services revenue, an analyst said on Friday.

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ING promises Apple Pay coming 'soon' to Spain, could hint at more rollouts

ING promises Apple Pay coming 'soon' to Spain, could hint at more rollouts

Multinational bank ING says it's on the verge of supporting Apple Pay in Spain, which could foreshadow launches in other countries.

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EditorialApple's management doesn't want Nvidia support in macOS, and that's a bad sign for the Mac Pro

Apple's management doesn't want Nvidia support in macOS, and that's a bad sign for the Mac Pro

Apple just doesn't allow modern Nvidia GPUs on macOS Mojave, and this is a dramatic change from only six months ago. Given that a new Mac Pro is coming that could support Nvidia cards, and there are already eGPUs that should, it's time that Apple did.

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Killer deals: $150-$225 off every 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Vega graphics

Killer deals: $150-$225 off every 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Vega graphics

Back by popular demand, Apple authorized reseller Adorama is knocking $150 to $225 off every 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Vega 16 or Vega 20 graphics for a limited time. Plus, Adorama will not collect sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

Apple & other tech giants cited by Austrian group for failing to meet GDPR

Apple & other tech giants cited by Austrian group for failing to meet GDPR

An non-profit organization, noyb, has launched a complaint with the Austrian government against Apple, YouTube, and several other major tech companies, saying they've failed to comply with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR.

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Apple assembler Foxconn cuts 50,000 seasonal workers ahead of schedule

Apple assembler Foxconn cuts 50,000 seasonal workers ahead of schedule

Apparently impacted by Apple's iPhone demand, some 50,000 seasonal workers have been dismissed from Foxconn since October, a report indicated on Friday.

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Google pays Fossil $40M for smartwatch IP to compete with Apple Watch

Google pays Fossil $40M for smartwatch IP to compete with Apple Watch

Google's attempts to take on the Apple Watch in the wearable devices market with Wear OS may receive a boost, after the revelation the search giant will be paying watch maker Fossil $40 million to buy the company's smartwatch-related intellectual property.

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Feature2019 iPhone rumors, a possible new iPad mini & a call for privacy laws on the AppleInsider Podcast

2019 iPhone rumors, a possible new iPad mini & a call for privacy laws on the AppleInsider Podcast

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Willian and Victor are back, catching up on overall themes of CES, iPhone rumors, the possibilities of a new iPad Pro, and the carry-over effects of smartphone brands cutting earning expectations.

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Major data broker Acxiom backs Tim Cook's call for data privacy regulations

Major data broker Acxiom backs Tim Cook's call for data privacy regulations

Responding to Apple CEO Tim Cook's crusade for strict data privacy regulations in the U.S., Acxiom, a premiere data broker, said it supports a unified set of laws governing data sharing practices while at the same time denying it is part of a so-called "shadow economy."

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Rumor: 2019 iPhone to sport 3x telephoto lens, 4,000mAh battery with 15W wireless charging [u: false]

Rumor: 2019 iPhone to sport 3x telephoto lens, 4,000mAh battery with 15W wireless charging [u: false]

An unconfirmed rumor shared on Chinese microblogging network Sina Weibo earlier this month claims Apple's next iPhone will boast a few key component upgrades like a 3x telephoto lens and massively upgraded 4,000 mAh battery with 15-watt wireless fast charging.

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Apple parts supplier Nidec cuts 2019 sales forecast citing 'extraordinary' contraction in China

Apple parts supplier Nidec cuts 2019 sales forecast citing 'extraordinary' contraction in China

Nidec, a Japanese company that supplies vibratory motor parts for products like Apple's iPhone, is revising down 2019 sales forecasts due to what its chairman characterizes as an "extraordinary" decline in Chinese demand.

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Apple's HomePod launches in China and Hong Kong

Apple's HomePod launches in China and Hong Kong

As promised, Apple on Friday kicked off sales of HomePod in China and Hong Kong, bringing the Siri-infused speaker to customers in the region nearly a year after the device launched in 2018.

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New price drops: 2018 MacBook Airs from $1,099 ($100-$150 off); AirPods back in stock; $100 off 2018 iPad Pros

New price drops: 2018 MacBook Airs from $1,099 ($100-$150 off); AirPods back in stock; $100 off 2018 iPad Pros

New markdowns are in effect on Apple's latest hardware, with 2018 MacBook Airs up to $150 off. The 11-inch iPad Pro is also on sale, with prices starting at $729 after $70 to $100 in savings. Meanwhile, those looking for a 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro can pick up current Touch Bar models at up to $150 off. And AirPods are back in stock.

VideoHands on with Apple's new Smart Battery Case for iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR

Hands on with Apple's new Smart Battery Case for iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR

Apple has released a new Smart Battery Case for the latest iPhones. Here are our first impressions of the newly updated accessory.

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Walmart ditches plans to compete with Apple & others in streaming video arena

Walmart ditches plans to compete with Apple & others in streaming video arena

Walmart is reportedly abandoning plans to launch a Netflix-like streaming video service, which could take one more threat out of the equation for Apple's own upcoming launch.

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NHL shifting to iPad Pro for real-time statistics and analytics during the game

NHL shifting to iPad Pro for real-time statistics and analytics during the game

The NHL is aiming to provide coaches more information about how the team is faring during games, by issuing iPads running a new insights app on benches that offer more than 60 different real-time individual and team statistics to team management.

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Apple green-lights 10-episode sci-fi series from Simon Kinberg and David Weil

Apple green-lights 10-episode sci-fi series from Simon Kinberg and David Weil

Apple has given the go-ahead for a ten-episode season of currently-untitled science fiction series as part of its ongoing original video content effort, a big-budget TV show created and co-written by Simon Kinberg and David Weil.

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Apple tapped as contender for J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot studio

Apple tapped as contender for J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot studio

Apple appears to be one of the companies vying to pick up Bad Robot, the production studio founded by Star Trek, Star Wars, and Lost director J.J. Abrams.

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PCIe 5.0 standard gets ratified, could find a home in 2019 Mac Pro

PCIe 5.0 standard gets ratified, could find a home in 2019 Mac Pro

The PCI-SIG standards body has ratified version 0.9 of the PCIe 5.0 connection specification, which could have implications for future Macs, particularly the upcoming modular Mac Pro.

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Future locked iPhones could open camera app automatically when held up to take a photo

Future locked iPhones could open camera app automatically when held up to take a photo

Photographers who are irritated about missing the perfect shot because it took too long to access their iPhone's camera could benefit from one potential feature Apple has considered, where the iPhone automatically enters the camera application when raised for a shot, even if it is still locked.

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ReviewReview: Neato's iPhone-connected Botvac D7 is a worthy Roomba alternative

Review: Neato's iPhone-connected Botvac D7 is a worthy Roomba alternative

If you have the cash and the right living situation, the Botvac D7 Connected is a largely solid robot vacuum with a few catches and eccentricities.

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2019 iPhone XR may get same antenna tech that's in the iPhone XS

2019 iPhone XR may get same antenna tech that's in the iPhone XS

Whatever it is ultimately named, the successor to the iPhone XR expected later in 2019 will be equipped with a 4-by-4 MIMO antenna for better wireless connections.

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Apple Watch could get more hands-free tilt controls in future watchOS update

Apple Watch could get more hands-free tilt controls in future watchOS update

The Apple Watch could include more gestures similar to Raise to Speak in the future, after the revelation Apple has explored the possibility of producing more hands-free ways to interact with wearable devices and other hardware.

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China lambastes Apple, others for 'incorrect' references to Hong Kong & Taiwan

China lambastes Apple, others for 'incorrect' references to Hong Kong & Taiwan

A think tank linked to the Chinese government is criticizing Apple, Amazon, Nike and other foreign companies for using "incorrect labels" in reference to Hong Kong and Taiwan.

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County tax incentives likely to double for Apple's new $1B Austin campus

County tax incentives likely to double for Apple's new $1B Austin campus

County tax incentives for Apple's second campus in Austin, Tex. could potentially more than double a quoted $16 million estimate, a report revealed this week.

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Apple teaming with Johnson & Johnson for stroke prevention study

Apple teaming with Johnson & Johnson for stroke prevention study

Apple and Johnson & Johnson will launch a study later in 2019 to figure out if the Apple Watch in conjunction with trend monitoring can assist in preventing strokes, in particular, ones induced by atrial fibrillation.

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