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Thursday, April 02, 2020

Siri support for Spotify added to Apple Watch in latest update

Siri support for Spotify added to Apple Watch in latest update

Apple Watch owners can now use Siri voice commands to play music on Spotify conveniently from their wrist.

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FCC drafts rules to widen 6GHz use — here's what that means for you

FCC drafts rules to widen 6GHz use — here's what that means for you

The Federal Communications Commission has drafted rules that would permit unlicensed devices to operate across the 6GHz band, a move that could increase the bandwidth, speed, and efficiency of consumer Wi-Fi and the devices that connect to it.

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TipsHow to automatically request a desktop version of a website on iOS

How to automatically request a desktop version of a website on iOS

Websites typically adapt to the iPhone screen, but that doesn't mean they all do it well. When you know you're going to always need to see the full desktop version instead, you can make your iOS device automatically display it.

Future iPhone could talk vision impaired through taking a good photo

Future iPhone could talk vision impaired through taking a good photo

Apple's iOS may get enhanced accessibility features that allow a device to audibly describe a scene captured by the camera, or present tactile feedback to enable people with low or no vision to take good photos.

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B&H's April Apple sale knocks up to $300 off 16" MacBook Pros, 2020 iPad Pros, AirPods, Apple Watches, more

B&H's April Apple sale knocks up to $300 off 16

B&H's latest Apple sale has just launched, and the April event now includes discounts on brand-new 2020 iPad Pros and MacBook Airs. Plus, save hundreds of dollars on 16-inch MacBook Pros, and pick up AirPods for as low as $129.

Zoom freezing development to fix security & privacy flaws

Zoom freezing development to fix security & privacy flaws

Popular video conferencing app Zoom has come under fire for numerous security flaws in the last few days, and has now issued a public apology plus a plan of action for resolving the issues.

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Apple researching trackpad & gesture combo for controlling AR

Apple researching trackpad & gesture combo for controlling AR

Rather than attempting to manipulate AR objects through gloves or a game controller, a peripheral like a trackpad could allow users to select and manipulate what they see in front of them.

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VideoiPad, iPad mini, or iPad Pro — which iPad to buy in 2020

iPad, iPad mini, or iPad Pro — which iPad to buy in 2020

Apple's iPad lineup is more varied than ever with options at every size and price point. To help make the task of deciding easier, AppleInsider breaks down all of Apple's iPad offerings to see which model fits best for any given user.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Supposed 'iPhone 9' leak again suggests handset will share design with iPhone 8

Supposed 'iPhone 9' leak again suggests handset will share design with iPhone 8

Another day, another "iPhone SE 2" accessory leak. An alleged photograph of what is claimed to be Target's merchandise stocking system reveals an unreleased Zagg screen protector compatible with iPhone 6, 7, 8 and an as-yet-unreleased "iPhone 9."

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Amazon knocks $50 off new 2020 MacBook Air, iPad Pro; plus 256GB Mac mini on sale for $758

Amazon knocks $50 off new 2020 MacBook Air, iPad Pro; plus 256GB Mac mini on sale for $758

Apple's new 2020 MacBook Air and iPad Pro may have just been released, but several models are already on sale at Amazon with units in stock and ready to ship. Meanwhile, the 256GB Mac mini is also discounted even further on top of Apple's recent price drop.

U.S. census employees will trade paper forms for 500,000 iPhone 8 handsets this year

U.S. census employees will trade paper forms for 500,000 iPhone 8 handsets this year

It's a census year in the U.S., which means that hundreds of thousands of enumerators will soon be going door-to-door. But instead of a pen and clipboard this year, they may be equipped with a familiar device.

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Apple's anticompetitive behavior has 'gotten worse,' Tile tells congressional panel

Apple's anticompetitive behavior has 'gotten worse,' Tile tells congressional panel

Tile, a manufacturer of location tracking hardware and software, on Wednesday told the House Judiciary Committee that Apple continues to participate in anticompetitive behavior despite promising not to do so as part of a resolution reached earlier this year.

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Apple offers subsidies for Authorized Service Provider pick-up, dropoff repairs

Apple offers subsidies for Authorized Service Provider pick-up, dropoff repairs

Apple is planning on subsidizing repairs provided by Apple Authorized Service Providers (AASP), so long as they comply with social distancing measures in the U.S. and Canada.

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Best Apple AirPods 2 and AirPods Pro deals for April 2020

Best Apple AirPods 2 and AirPods Pro deals for April 2020

Apple AirPods deals are going on now, with cash savings on both AirPods 2 and AirPods Pro models (the latter hitting a record low price). A top seller, AirPods are a great accessory when working from home thanks to seamless pairing with a Mac, iPad or iPhone — all in a compact, wireless package.

Apple resorts to video calls with factory workers to prevent 'iPhone 12' delays

Apple resorts to video calls with factory workers to prevent 'iPhone 12' delays

Apple's U.S.-based engineering team is reportedly "scrambling" to prevent delays of the company's rumored 5G iPhones, which are expected to debut this fall.

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Select 2013 and 2014 MacBook Air, Pro models to be declared vintage and obsolete in April

Select 2013 and 2014 MacBook Air, Pro models to be declared vintage and obsolete in April

Apple plans to add a few additional MacBook models to its list of "vintage" and "obsolete" machines at the end of April, according to a report on Wednesday.

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Apple's loosening of App Store fees lets Amazon enable purchases, rentals in Prime Video app for iOS [u]

Apple's loosening of App Store fees lets Amazon enable purchases, rentals in Prime Video app for iOS [u]

After years of going without, Amazon's Prime Video app this week finally added support for in-app purchases and rentals of video content on iPhone, iPad and Apple TV. The new capability arrives as Apple announced a program that exempts certain video subscription services from a statutory 30% cut of in-app purchases.

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TipsHow to make YouTube videos on your Mac, iPhone, and iPad

How to make YouTube videos on your Mac, iPhone, and iPad

You've thought about making a YouTube channel before, and now suddenly you have the time to do it, too. All you need is the equipment — and since you're an Apple user, you've already got it.

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Apple Card customers can defer their April payments interest-free

Apple Card customers can defer their April payments interest-free

In effort to ease any coronavirus-related burden on their customers, Apple and Goldman Sachs are allowing Apple Card cardholders the ability to defer their April payments without penalty.

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'Jamf Parent' watchOS app targeted at monitoring remote learners

'Jamf Parent' watchOS app targeted at monitoring remote learners

The new Jamf Parent app ties in with existing Jamf suites and gives parents real-time management over school-issued devices that may be at home now.

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First beta of watchOS 6.2.5 available for developer testing

First beta of watchOS 6.2.5 available for developer testing

One day after launching the latest testing cycle, Apple has restarted the process with the Apple Watch, releasing the first beta version of watchOS 6.2.5.

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New Apple TV+ trailer reveals 'Here We Are: Notes for Living on Earth'

New Apple TV+ trailer reveals 'Here We Are: Notes for Living on Earth'

The latest Apple TV+ show called "Here We Are: Notes for Living on Earth" is set to debut on April 17, and Apple has released a trailer.

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Two more macOS Zoom flaws surface, as lawsuit & government probe loom

Two more macOS Zoom flaws surface, as lawsuit & government probe loom

As New York launches a probe and a class action lawsuit is levied against video conferencing app Zoom, a security researcher has discovered two vulnerabilities in its macOS client.

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T-Mobile merger with Sprint finalized, Mike Sievert steps up as CEO

T-Mobile merger with Sprint finalized, Mike Sievert steps up as CEO

The T-Mobile and Sprint merger has completed, and ahead of schedule John Legere has stepped down as CEO with Mike Sievert taking the helm of the combined company.

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5G 'iPhone 12' on track for fall launch, says Foxconn

5G 'iPhone 12' on track for fall launch, says Foxconn

Foxconn has told investors that the upcoming "iPhone 12" will be ready for its rumored fall release date in a private call it held with Goldman Sachs.

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Apple doubles COVID-19 recovery donation in China to more than $7M

Apple doubles COVID-19 recovery donation in China to more than $7M

Apple has doubled its donation to China's COVID-19 recovery efforts, spending $7 million to aid on-the-ground support for hospitals, public health recovery, and long-term efforts to continue the fight.

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Don't upgrade Pages, Numbers, or Keynote for iOS if you rely on WebDAV

Don't upgrade Pages, Numbers, or Keynote for iOS if you rely on WebDAV

The latest iOS versions of Apple's iWork suite of apps will no longer upload to WebDAV servers, and instead must be saved locally, to iCloud, or another compatible service.

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TipsHow to use Slack and get the most out of the refreshed interface on the Mac

How to use Slack and get the most out of the refreshed interface on the Mac

Slack recently updated its application with a new layout, making it more useful to remote teams and those working from home. AppleInsider explains the changes in the new Slack experience.

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VideoReview: 2020 MacBook Air is once again the computer for the rest of us

Review: 2020 MacBook Air is once again the computer for the rest of us

After incremental updates in 2018 and 2019, the MacBook Air returned to prominence in 2020 with upgraded internals, a new keyboard, and a price drop to boot.

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FeatureApple was founded 44 years ago, on April 1, 1976

Apple was founded 44 years ago, on April 1, 1976

The Apple of 1976 should be unrecognizable compared to today's gigantic corporation, and yet key decisions right at the start are still having their effect today.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Apple updates iWork, iMovie for iOS apps with trackpad and mouse support for iPad

Apple updates iWork, iMovie for iOS apps with trackpad and mouse support for iPad

After updating its iWork suite of apps for Mac, Apple on Tuesday pushed out refreshed versions of iWork and iMovie for iOS that take advantage of iPad's new support for trackpad and mouse cursor control.

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Apple stops iOS 13.3.1 code signing following release of iOS 13.4

Apple stops iOS 13.3.1 code signing following release of iOS 13.4

Apple on Tuesday ceased signing code for iOS 13.3.1 after the release of iOS 13.4, effectively restricting users who upgraded to the latest operating system version from downgrading.

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iOS 13.4.5 beta suggests Apple's 'iPhone SE 2' will support 'CarKey'

iOS 13.4.5 beta suggests Apple's 'iPhone SE 2' will support 'CarKey'

Apple's latest iOS 13.4.5 beta contains snippets of code that reveal details about the company's CarKey digital key API and potential integrations with a rumored low-cost iPhone.

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Apple iWork Mac apps updated to support iCloud Drive folder sharing

Apple iWork Mac apps updated to support iCloud Drive folder sharing

The iWork Mac apps have been updated to support collaboration via shared iCloud Drive folders, and other new features.

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Apple Music gains new 'share to Instagram and Facebook' option in iOS 13.4.5 developer beta

Apple Music gains new 'share to Instagram and Facebook' option in iOS 13.4.5 developer beta

Apple has made sharing the music you love even easier with a feature that generates shareable images for Facebook and Instagram Stories.

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ExclusiveApple partners with AR startup to become driving force in indoor navigation

Apple partners with AR startup to become driving force in indoor navigation

An augmented reality startup named Dent Reality has announced a new partnership with Apple Maps that could have wide-ranging implications for the Cupertino tech giant, the Apple Indoor Maps program, and augmented reality programs as a whole.

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Apple acquires popular weather app Dark Sky

Apple acquires popular weather app Dark Sky

Dark Sky, a popular weather app for iOS, Android, and the web, has been purchased by Apple.

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Apple releases first developer betas of iOS 13.4.5, iPadOS 13.4.5, tvOS 13.4.5, macOS Catalina 10.15.5

Apple releases first developer betas of iOS 13.4.5, iPadOS 13.4.5, tvOS 13.4.5, macOS Catalina 10.15.5

A week after it completed the last beta testing cycle, Apple has restarted the process once more, issuing new first betas for the unusually numbered iOS 13.4.5, iPadOS 13.4.5, tvOS 13.4.5, and macOS Catalina 10.15.5.

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Tim Cook personally petitioned feds during US-China tariff spat

Tim Cook personally petitioned feds during US-China tariff spat

Apple CEO Tim Cook chose to take a direct and personal approach when facing potential billion-dollar tariffs on parts and finished goods imported from China.

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