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Thursday, November 15, 2018

ReviewReview: Apple's 11-inch iPad Pro is stunningly powerful, with a few key limitations

Review: Apple's 11-inch iPad Pro is stunningly powerful, with a few key limitations

Most reviews of the 2018 iPad Pro focus on asking if the new device can finally replace a laptop — but that's the wrong question. The real question is, does Apple truly want the iPad Pro to replace a laptop?

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US iPhones and iPads might soon access EU's Galileo satellite navigation system thanks to FCC order

US iPhones and iPads might soon access EU's Galileo satellite navigation system thanks to FCC order

Apple iPhone and iPad owners in the U.S. might soon see improvements to GPS accuracy and reliability, as the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday approved a request to grant consumer devices access to Europe's Galileo Global Navigation Satellite System.

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Apple earns A+ rating from toxic chemical watchdog

Apple earns A+ rating from toxic chemical watchdog

Mind the Store ranks retailers by their use of toxic chemicals in consumer products and how they are — or are not — working to reduce them.

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Apple shares photos shot on iPhone XR

Apple shares photos shot on iPhone XR

Following the release of iPhone XR last month, Apple on Thursday shared a collection of photos showing off the handset's image capture capabilities, from Smart HDR to Portrait selfies.

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Apple taps Oscar-winning studio behind 'Moonlight' to make feature films

Apple taps Oscar-winning studio behind 'Moonlight' to make feature films

Apple has made an agreement with independent studio A24 to produce films for the iPhone producer, movies which may be offered to consumers as part of Apple's long-rumored video streaming service that could launch in 2019.

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TipsHow to automate some frequent tasks to make your Mac work harder for you without spending another dime

How to automate some frequent tasks to make your Mac work harder for you without spending another dime

Before you even bother with Apple's powerful Automator and AppleScript tools, your Mac is capable of saving you time and speeding up your work every day.

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FeatureUSB-C cable shopping for an iPad or Thunderbolt 3 Mac is still a nightmare for consumers

USB-C cable shopping for an iPad or Thunderbolt 3 Mac is still a nightmare for consumers

USB-C is the future of computer connectivity, but in the two years we've been using it there remains a great deal of confusion over USB-C, Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1, and what any given cable with USB-C connectors is capable of. AppleInsider breaks it all down again, makes some specific cable recommendations, and talks about why we think it isn't the last time we're going to have this conversation.

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ExclusiveEarly Black Friday deals: 2018 13" MacBook Pros on sale from $1,649; 15" starting at $2,099 (up to $350 off)

Early Black Friday deals: 2018 13

The lowest prices of the year are back as Black Friday nears, with discounts of up to $350 off Apple's current 2018 MacBook Pro. Plus, take advantage of no tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ, and 0% financing for 12 months.

Final Cut Pro X adds third-party extensions alongside video noise reduction and batch sharing features

Final Cut Pro X adds third-party extensions alongside video noise reduction and batch sharing features

Apple has added more functionality for to Final Cut Pro X for video editors to take advantage of, including workflow extensions for third-party apps and services and a number of other highly-requested features.

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Second watchOS 5.1.2 & third macOS 10.14.2, iOS 12.1.1, tvOS 12.11 developer betas available

Second watchOS 5.1.2 & third macOS 10.14.2, iOS 12.1.1, tvOS 12.11 developer betas available

Apple on Wednesday pushed out a new batch of developer betas, with participants in Apple's testing program now able to shake down the third developer betas of macOS 10.14.2, iOS 12.1.1. and tvOS 12.1.1, as well as the second developer beta for watchOS 5.1.2.

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Blowout deals: Save up to $270 on Apple Watch Series 3; iPhone X on sale for $725 today only

Blowout deals: Save up to $270 on Apple Watch Series 3; iPhone X on sale for $725 today only

The lowest prices anywhere are in effect now with discounts of up to $270 on Apple Watch Series 3 devices. Apple's iPhone X is also marked down during Amazon's Early Friday Countdown Sale, with refurbished models as low as $725 today only.

iPhone unit sales concern overblown, doesn't cover Apple's business as a whole says Morgan Stanley

iPhone unit sales concern overblown, doesn't cover Apple's business as a whole says Morgan Stanley

Investors are overreacting to changes in the iPhone supply chain and manufacturing reports, Morgan Stanley suggests, with the company's continued Services growth highlighted as the better avenue for revenue increases than its hardware sales.

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Apple aggressively hiring 4G, 5G wireless engineers in Qualcomm's home turf

Apple aggressively hiring 4G, 5G wireless engineers in Qualcomm's home turf

Compounding Qualcomm's legal worries, Apple is reportedly recruiting engineers around the former's headquarters in San Diego for work on processors and wireless components — areas Qualcomm specializes in.

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Apple makes SIM-free version of iPhone XR available in the United States

Apple makes SIM-free version of iPhone XR available in the United States

Apple has started to offer the iPhone XR in a SIM-free option in the United States, with the most recent iPhone release now able to be acquired without it being provisioned for one of the country's four major carriers.

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These pre-Black Friday deals deliver the lowest prices on MacBooks, iMacs and iPads

These pre-Black Friday deals deliver the lowest prices on MacBooks, iMacs and iPads

New markdowns are in effect now on Apple's current hardware with prices starting at just $879. These triple digit discounts offer shoppers the lowest prices available, complete with free expedited shipping to get you up and running in a matter of days.

Facebook denies report claiming Zuckerberg ordered execs to go Android-only

Facebook denies report claiming Zuckerberg ordered execs to go Android-only

Facebook on Thursday issued a denial of several claims in a recent New York Times report, which for instance said that CEO Mark Zuckerberg was so incensed by jabs from Apple CEO Tim Cook that he ordered executives to use Android devices instead of iPhones.

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Apple considering offline mode for Siri that could process voice locally on an iPhone

Apple considering offline mode for Siri that could process voice locally on an iPhone

Apple wants Siri to become more useful to users when not connected to the internet, including the possibility of an offline mode that does not rely on a backend server to assist with voice recognition or performing the required task, one that would be entirely performed on the user's device.

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Apple previews luxurious Champs-Elysees store in Paris ahead of Sunday launch

Apple previews luxurious Champs-Elysees store in Paris ahead of Sunday launch

Signaling the importance of the location, Apple on Thursday made a special announcement for its upcoming Champs-Elysees store, which opens in Paris on Sunday, November 18.

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Big mutual funds loaded up on AAPL in Q3, some now worrying about growth

Big mutual funds loaded up on AAPL in Q3, some now worrying about growth

Three big-name mutual funds loaded up on Apple stock in the third quarter, while bailing out of the other big names in tech — a move which is now setting up investors for short-term loss from shareholder sell-off.

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EditorialSupply chain channel check stories hurting skittish investors, enriching Apple's shareholders

Supply chain channel check stories hurting skittish investors, enriching Apple's shareholders

It might sound bad for investors long on Apple that the company's stock price has dipped so dramatically once again on new reports that claim supply chain rumors are somehow, suddenly a good way to forecast iPhone sales after being completely wrong year after year. But that's wrong, and here's why.

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Another Apple supplier slashes revenue forecast, prompts speculation of weak iPhone demand

Another Apple supplier slashes revenue forecast, prompts speculation of weak iPhone demand

Speculation of lower than expected iPhone demand continues to weigh on Apple stock prices as yet another component supplier, AMS AG, cuts revenue estimates for the current quarter. Three other key Apple suppliers reduced their respective forecasts this week.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Apple CEO Tim Cook to receive Anti-Defamation League award in December

Apple CEO Tim Cook to receive Anti-Defamation League award in December

Apple CEO Tim Cook will this December be the first recipient of the Anti-Defamation League's Courage Against Hate award, an honor bestowed in recognition of the executive's work toward social reform and forwarding human rights, the NGO announced on Wednesday.

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Safari vulnerability lets hackers swipe recently deleted photos from iPhone X

Safari vulnerability lets hackers swipe recently deleted photos from iPhone X

White-hat hackers Richard Zhu and Amat Cama at the Mobile Pwn2Own contest on Wednesday leveraged a previously unknown exploit that allowed the pair to extract a supposedly deleted photo from an iPhone X running the latest iOS 12.1.

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Apple wins Stop Slavery Award, touts new initiative to hire human trafficking victims at retail stores

Apple wins Stop Slavery Award, touts new initiative to hire human trafficking victims at retail stores

Apple on Wednesday was granted the Thomson Reuters Foundation's Stop Slavery Award, and to coincide with the honor announced a new initiative that will assist victims of human trafficking get behind-the-scenes jobs at its retail stores.

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More than a quarter of Warren Buffett's Berkshire portfolio is Apple stock

More than a quarter of Warren Buffett's Berkshire portfolio is Apple stock

Despite worries that iPhone sales have plateaued, legendary investor Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway increased its position in Apple by 522,802 shares during the third quarter of 2018, regulatory filings show.

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Zuckerberg told Facebook execs to stop using iPhone after Tim Cook privacy comments

Zuckerberg told Facebook execs to stop using iPhone after Tim Cook privacy comments

In efforts to contain and suppress fallout from the Cambridge Analytica scandal earlier this year, Facebook went on the offensive and attacked critics of the company's privacy practices. One of the social network's targets, according to a new report, was Apple and its CEO Tim Cook.

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

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

Apple authorized reseller Adorama has issued steep markdowns on Apple's brand-new 2018 MacBook Pro with combined instant and coupon savings totaling up to $350 off with no tax outside NY and NJ. These deals, which offer shoppers the lowest prices anywhere, are available only at AppleInsider.

Ryze's programmable Tello EDU drone helps teach code, on sale through Apple and DJI

Ryze's programmable Tello EDU drone helps teach code, on sale through Apple and DJI

Ryze this week announced the launch of a new iPhone- and iPad-controlled drone, the Tello EDU, intended to teach programming skills to both new and experienced coders.

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Funcl W1 and AI truly wireless earphones are a steal

Funcl W1 and AI truly wireless earphones are a steal

We can't count how many truly wireless earbuds we've seen come across our desk, but the latest W1 and AI from Funcl are truly impressive considering their sub $20 and $50 price tags.

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VideoTesting thermal throttling and performance in the 2018 i7 Mac mini

Testing thermal throttling and performance in the 2018 i7 Mac mini

The new Mac Mini is a powerhouse, featuring up to a six-core i7 processor in a very small enclosure — that could lead to thermal constraints. AppleInsider strains the Mac mini, to see what happens when the machine is under load for a long time, and to see how bad the impact is on performance.

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ReviewReview: Nomad Base Station + Apple Watch is painfully close to an ideal charging solution

Review: Nomad Base Station + Apple Watch is painfully close to an ideal charging solution

Nomad's latest wireless charger integrates an Apple-certified charging puck to power almost all your gear in a central, and attractive, place.

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UnitedHealthcare offer provides free Apple Watch Series 3 if customers exercise daily

UnitedHealthcare offer provides free Apple Watch Series 3 if customers exercise daily

U.S. Health insurance firm UnitedHealthcare has opened up the option to acquire an Apple Watch Series 3 to its customers as part of its Motion program, with the Apple wearable device potentially free if daily fitness goals are met for a six-month period.

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Apple power chip supplier Dialog Semiconductor isn't seeing a reduction in orders

Apple power chip supplier Dialog Semiconductor isn't seeing a reduction in orders

Power management tech supplier Dialog Semiconductor hasn't seen the same hit to its business that other Apple suppliers have encountered in recent times, CEO Jalal Bagherli claimed on Wednesday.

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UBS cuts AAPL target price by $15 over low iPhone XR demand, component order cuts

UBS cuts AAPL target price by $15 over low iPhone XR demand, component order cuts

UBS has cut its price target for Apple by $15 to $225 after revising its estimates, citing reported supply chain cuts and potentially tough market conditions for iPhone XR forecasts caused by the dollar appreciating against currencies in other key markets.

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Apple ships new model of Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock

Apple ships new model of Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock

Apple has released an updated version of its Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock, but while the wireless charging accessory has gone on sale, it is unclear exactly what Apple has done to it to warrant releasing a new version of the charger.

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Apple Watch gains (PRODUCT)RED Sport Loop band

Apple Watch gains (PRODUCT)RED Sport Loop band

Apple on Wednesday quietly released a (PRODUCT)RED color option for the Apple Watch Sport Loop, part of the proceeds from which will go to the Global Fund's efforts to combat HIV/AIDS.

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ReviewReview: Apple's Smart Keyboard Folio is the best option for the iPad Pro, but has too many compromises

Review: Apple's Smart Keyboard Folio is the best option for the iPad Pro, but has too many compromises

Apple's iPad Pro wasn't the only hardware to receive a major redesign at Apple October event. The iPad Pro Smart Keyboard did too, plus a rebrand ending up in what is now called the Smart Keyboard Folio. After endless hours of tapping away, Apple's iPad keyboard is still the best, but has far too many compromises for our liking.

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EditorialMaryland man without backup sues Adobe over Premiere Pro file-eating bug

Maryland man without backup sues Adobe over Premiere Pro file-eating bug

A professional photographer and long-time Premiere Pro user claims that after an update the software deleted files including non-Adobe ones. He doesn't want your sympathy, but he does want a $5 million class action lawsuit and trial by jury to blame Adobe for the problem, rather than pointing the finger at not having a reliable backup.

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15-inch MacBook Pro Radeon Pro Vega 16 and Vega 20 GPU options now available

15-inch MacBook Pro Radeon Pro Vega 16 and Vega 20 GPU options now available

Apple has started to offer the 15-inch MacBook Pro to customers with updated graphics options, with configurations of the notebook using AMD's Radeon Pro Vega GPUs now available to purchase from Apple directly.

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