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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Apple offers fix to avoid Swiss scrutiny over Apple Pay's interruption of rival payment app

Apple offers fix to avoid Swiss scrutiny over Apple Pay's interruption of rival payment app

Switzerland's competition agency has secured a promise from Apple that it will provide a solution to Apple Pay hijacking control of an iPhone during the use of a locally-made payment app, TWINT.

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iPhone XS & iPhone XS Smart Battery case leaks out in Apple marketing document

iPhone XS & iPhone XS Smart Battery case leaks out in Apple marketing document

A merchandise guide produced for Apple retailers is showing the clearest evidence yet that Apple is readying a Smart Battery case for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.

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T-Mobile and Sprint receive key approvals on path to blockbuster merger

T-Mobile and Sprint receive key approvals on path to blockbuster merger

T-Mobile and Sprint moved past two major hurdles on their way toward a long-fought merger on Monday, receiving regulatory approval from both the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and a group of defense agencies collectively known as Team Telecom.

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24 hours only: Apple's 2017 12.9" iPad Pro (64GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular) on sale for $599 with free next day delivery

24 hours only: Apple's 2017 12.9

While supplies last, B&H Photo is slashing the price of Apple's Mid 2017 12.9-inch iPad Pro with 64GB of space and Wi-Fi + Cellular functionality. Priced at just $599 after a $330 instant discount with free next day shipping and no tax in many states, this is the lowest price available for the LTE model during the special DealZone event.

Holiday gift ideas: Find the best deals & lowest prices on MacBooks, iPads, iMacs and Apple Watches

Holiday gift ideas: Find the best deals & lowest prices on MacBooks, iPads, iMacs and Apple Watches

Looking for the perfect holiday gift? AppleInsider has rounded up the best deals on everything from Apple Watches to iMac Pros, with cash discounts of up to $1,400 off. Many of these deals end today, so don't delay.

Apple publishes Apple Watch tutorial videos covering Walkie-Talkie, locating iPhone, more

Apple publishes Apple Watch tutorial videos covering Walkie-Talkie, locating iPhone, more

Apple on Monday posted a series of tutorial videos to its main YouTube channel, teaching new and prospective Apple Watch users how to customize watch faces, enable Walkie-Talkie communication, remotely locate a paired iPhone and more.

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Apple remains in violation of Chinese court order after iPhone software update, Qualcomm says

Apple remains in violation of Chinese court order after iPhone software update, Qualcomm says

Despite a software update pushed out to iPhone users in China on Monday, Qualcomm believes Apple remains afoul of a court ruling that found certain models of the handset in violation of two patents.

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Paul McCartney and Emma Stone anti-bullying short film 'Who Cares' debuts on Apple Music

Paul McCartney and Emma Stone anti-bullying short film 'Who Cares' debuts on Apple Music

Paul McCartney and Emma Stone have teamed up for a new short film based on McCartney's anti-bullying song "Who Cares," which debuted as an Apple Music exclusive on Monday.

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Last minute savings: $759 2018 iPad Pros, $249 2018 iPads, $100 off HomePods

Last minute savings: $759 2018 iPad Pros, $249 2018 iPads, $100 off HomePods

Time is running out to snap up significant savings on Apple hardware and accessories just in time for Christmas. Find the lowest prices on 2018 MacBook Airs (starting at just $1,049 with a free USB-C hub), or save $250 to $350 on 2017 models. Apple's 2018 iPads are also on sale at $80 to $100 off, while HomePods are $249 while supplies last.

Apple issues iOS 12.1.2 with eSIM connectivity fixes

Apple issues iOS 12.1.2 with eSIM connectivity fixes

Apple on Monday released iOS 12.1.2, a minor patch designed to fix problems with eSIM support on the iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max, as well as cellular connectivity with those phones in Turkey.

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VideoReview: Lucyd Loud 'soundglasses' let you listen to music or take calls without covering your ears

Review: Lucyd Loud 'soundglasses' let you listen to music or take calls without covering your ears

While the Lucyd Loud "soundglasses" succeeds with the promised functionality, it is a better proof of concept to see what a next-generation version could look like going forward.

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Lawsuit blaming Apple's FaceTime for fatal car crash dismissed

Lawsuit blaming Apple's FaceTime for fatal car crash dismissed

A lawsuit claiming Apple was responsible for the death of a passenger in car crash has been dismissed by an appeals court, confirming an earlier ruling that it wasn't the company's fault the accident was caused by a driver using FaceTime.

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ExclusiveLowest prices ever: Up to $850 off 2018 MacBook Pros; up to $1,400 off 2017 MacBook Pros; $400 off Vega 20 MBP

Lowest prices ever: Up to $850 off 2018 MacBook Pros; up to $1,400 off 2017 MacBook Pros; $400 off Vega 20 MBP

Last minute holiday deals have just arrived with record breaking discounts on current and closeout Macs. Save $400 on a 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Vega 20 graphics, now $2,749 (the lowest price ever). Other 2018 models are up to $850 off, with 2017 configurations ringing in at up to $1,400 off. Upgraded models start at just $1,449 with no tax outside NY and NJ and 0% financing.

T-Mobile launches eSIM app for iPhone XR & iPhone XS

T-Mobile launches eSIM app for iPhone XR & iPhone XS

On Monday the U.S. branch of T-Mobile launched its promised eSIM app, enabling people with an iPhone XR, XS, or XS Max to add a secondary line through the carrier.

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FeatureAll of the future TV shows that Apple has in development

All of the future TV shows that Apple has in development

Moving past "Planet of the Apps" and "Carpool Karaoke," Apple is believed to be spending $1 billion or more on its first high-budget TV shows, which could hit screens as soon as March 2019. Here are the programs we know about so far, updated with details on "Star Trek Beyond," "Fast and the Furious," and "Magnum P.I." director Justin Lin signing a deal for content.

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FeatureNeed a last minute gift? Grab these Apple gift ideas for delivery before Christmas

Need a last minute gift? Grab these Apple gift ideas for delivery before Christmas

Let's face it: it's easy to get distracted during the holidays, especially if you've got children or travel to take care of. These are a few Apple-related products you can still order to ship in time for Christmas.

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Exclusive48 Hour Deal: Apple's 2018 MacBook Air for $1,049 ($150 off) with free Sanho HyperDrive Duo USB-C Hub

48 Hour Deal: Apple's 2018 MacBook Air for $1,049 ($150 off) with free Sanho HyperDrive Duo USB-C Hub

In what is the most aggressive deal we've seen to date on Apple's 2018 MacBook Air, B&H Photo is knocking $150 off the standard model and throwing in a free Sanho HyperDrive Duo USB-C Hub valued at $99.95. What's more, expedited shipping is free for delivery by Christmas to most locations.

iPhone Face ID not fooled in fake head test as Android rivals fail

iPhone Face ID not fooled in fake head test as Android rivals fail

A 3D-printed head has shown that while Apple's Face ID is a secure biometric authentication system, other facial recognition systems used by Android-based smartphones are able to be fooled and unlocked by the fake cranium.

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Watch-based Apple Heart Study is the largest arrhythmia study of all time

Watch-based Apple Heart Study is the largest arrhythmia study of all time

The Apple Heart Study — conducted by Stanford University in conjunction with Apple — was the largest ever investigating arrhythmia, with 419,093 participants.

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France to hit Apple, other tech giants with new digital tax in January

France to hit Apple, other tech giants with new digital tax in January

France will introduce a new tax aimed at major technology companies, including Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook, with the digital tax attempting to extract funds from the tech giants while other efforts to reform European tax law are underway.

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Apple did consider including both Face ID and Touch ID on an iPhone

Apple did consider including both Face ID and Touch ID on an iPhone

Apple could have included a facial recognition system similar to Face ID on an iPhone while retaining Touch ID, with regulatory filings revealing the company did consider having both forms of biometric security on the same device as part of a wider authentication system.

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iPhone saves woman's life after shipwreck near Japan

iPhone saves woman's life after shipwreck near Japan

A woman's iPhone was instrumental in summoning rescue, after a chartered boat capsized off the coast of Japan dumping her and her friends in the ocean.

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Apple poaches Tesla car designer Andrew Kim

Apple poaches Tesla car designer Andrew Kim

Tesla Senior Designer Andrew Kim has started working for Apple, and is only the most recent move back to the company after a stint with the car manufacturer.

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Valve's Steam is dropping support for macOS Yosemite & earlier in 2019

Valve's Steam is dropping support for macOS Yosemite & earlier in 2019

As a result of technical changes, Valve's Steam game store and launcher will no longer work on Yosemite or any older versions of macOS beginning Jan. 1.

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Apple manufacturer Foxconn not negotiating with Qualcomm over $9B royalties dispute

Apple manufacturer Foxconn not negotiating with Qualcomm over $9B royalties dispute

Foxconn is not in talks to settle an antitrust lawsuit it and other Apple assembly partners have leveled against Qualcomm, with its lawyers readying for a protracted legal battle.

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Sunday, December 16, 2018

Steve Jobs wanted ultra-optimized US manufacturing, Apple vets say

Steve Jobs wanted ultra-optimized US manufacturing, Apple vets say

Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs was, for a time, deadset on U.S.-based manufacturing of computers, an effort which collapsed after just eight years.

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Saturday, December 15, 2018

VideoBenchmarked: Razer Blade Stealth versus 13-inch MacBook Pro with function keys

Benchmarked: Razer Blade Stealth versus 13-inch MacBook Pro with function keys

At $1,600, the 2019 13-inch Razer Blade Stealth represents an incredible value, boasting a 1.8GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, 256GB of storage and a powerful dedicated MX150 graphics card. See how it stacks up to a comparable MacBook Pro.

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Killer deals: $225-$400 off every 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Vega graphics

Killer deals: $225-$400 off every 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Vega graphics

Back by popular demand, Apple authorized reseller Adorama is knocking $225 to $400 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.

Jailbreaking takes a hit as Cydia "app store" shutters

Jailbreaking takes a hit as Cydia

The end may be nigh for iOS jailbreaking as the Cydia Store officially shut down this week, depriving a once thriving community of an important app distribution platform.

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Friday, December 14, 2018

ReviewReview: CaseMate's new iPad Pro folios offer good protection and functionality, have a few flaws

Review: CaseMate's new iPad Pro folios offer good protection and functionality, have a few flaws

AppleInsider tests out a pair of new iPad Pro folios from Case-Mate that offer smart styles and dual viewing modes.

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Class action suit alleges Apple lies to customers over size & resolution of iPhone X, XS & XS Max

Class action suit alleges Apple lies to customers over size & resolution of iPhone X, XS & XS Max

A class action lawsuit launched on Friday accuses Apple of making fraudulent marketing claims about both the size and pixel count of its OLED iPhone displays, claiming the company literally cuts corners.

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First issue of Macworld signed by Steve Jobs fetches $47,775 at auction

First issue of Macworld signed by Steve Jobs fetches $47,775 at auction

A copy of the first issue of Macworld bearing the rare signature of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has sold at auction, with the item far exceeding its estimate and selling for $47,775 when bidding ceased on Thursday.

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FeatureHoliday Gift Guide 2018: Here are the best stocking stuffers for Apple fans

Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Here are the best stocking stuffers for Apple fans

While everyone thinks about buying larger gifts for the holidays, there's the often-overlooked area of stocking stuffers, smaller gifts to accompany the main presents. AppleInsider offers suggestions of handy items that fall under this category.

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Hot deal: Apple's HomePod on sale for $249 ($100 off) while supplies last

Hot deal: Apple's HomePod on sale for $249 ($100 off) while supplies last

After originally selling out, B&H has brought back the incredibly popular $249 deal on Apple's HomePod with free expedited delivery. What's more, B&H will not collect sales tax in many states. Supplies are limited, so grab this deal while you can.

TipsHow to play Apple Music from your Amazon Alexa devices

How to play Apple Music from your Amazon Alexa devices

AppleInsider walks you through how to enable Apple Music and play what you want from the service on your Amazon Alexa devices in a few easy steps.

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Apple Music goes live for some on Amazon Alexa devices

Apple Music goes live for some on Amazon Alexa devices

Three days days ahead of schedule, Amazon has made Apple Music available to at least some of its Alexa owners.

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Facebook says bug may have briefly exposed photos of 6.8 million app users

Facebook says bug may have briefly exposed photos of 6.8 million app users

Between Sept. 13 and Sept. 25, a bug temporarily exposed more photos than intended to third-party apps that use Facebook logins, the social network acknowledged on Friday.

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EditorialJustice and governance can be blind, but willful tech ignorance by them is hurting us

Justice and governance can be blind, but willful tech ignorance by them is hurting us

Our leaders and politicians don't have to be IT experts but they shouldn't be making decisions on topics they don't even attempt to understand.

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Ming-Chi Kuo says iPhone XR demand is weak, cuts sales estimates for Q1 2019

Ming-Chi Kuo says iPhone XR demand is weak, cuts sales estimates for Q1 2019

Ming-Chi Kuo has cut his expectations for iPhone unit shipments after the holiday season, citing the lower iPhone XR demand is a sign that the iPhone's sales are likely to decline heftily on an annual basis.

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