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Apple's new Austin campus won by $41M in incentives 12/18/2018 08:15 PM
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Williamson County commissioners in Texas voted 5 to 0 on Tuesday to approve tax-funded handouts to Apple as it works to establish its second, $1 billion campus in north Austin.

Holiday Gift Guide: These entertaining subscriptions are perfect for Mac and iOS users 12/18/2018 07:20 PM
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Even the hardest-working Mac or iPad user needs a break every now and again. And equally, these tools we use to work on are superb for teaching us new subjects too.

Declining iPhone sales in India is a sign Apple is failing to adapt its business 12/18/2018 07:05 PM
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Apple has found India to be a difficult market to crack, with shipments of the iPhone reportedly slipping in the market as it struggles to compete against cheaper rivals in the country.

Tested: Will the new i7 Mac mini run faster with new thermal paste? 12/18/2018 06:34 PM
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The new Mac mini is a pint-sized powerhouse, but like other computers, its performance potential isn't reached when it runs too hot. AppleInsider examines if it is possible to improve the temperature situation by re-applying different thermal paste compounds between the processor and heat sink.

Satechi ships USB-C Stand Hub for iMac, adding forward-facing legacy ports 12/18/2018 05:05 PM
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Satechi on Tuesday launched the Type-C Aluminum Monitor Stand Hub for iMac, designed to solve two common complaints about Apple's desktop by elevating it and adding forward-facing USB-A ports.

Apple's manufacturers: Qualcomm's 'China Ban' just a distraction technique 12/18/2018 03:37 PM
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Qualcomm's patent infringement suit seeking an import ban on Apple's iPhones in China is a desperate distraction staged by the imperiled chipmaker in an attempt to draw attention away from a series of critical lawsuits it faces from device makers, global regulators, and a class action of consumers which all challenge its core business model, according to the attorney representing Apple's manufacturers in a recent interview.

Four-year-old used Siri to get help for his unconscious mom 12/18/2018 03:30 PM
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Apple's Siri appears to have saved a pregnant woman in Wales, allowing a four-year-old child to easily call for help after his mom lost consciousness.

Apple offers fix to avoid Swiss scrutiny over Apple Pay's interruption of rival payment app 12/18/2018 02:04 PM
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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.

Killer deals: $225-$400 off every 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Vega graphics 12/18/2018 11:59 AM
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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.

iPhone XS & iPhone XS Smart Battery case leaks out in Apple marketing document 12/18/2018 11:55 AM
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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.

T-Mobile and Sprint receive key approvals on path to blockbuster merger 12/18/2018 05:43 AM
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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.

24 hours only: Apple's 2017 12.9" iPad Pro (64GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular) on sale for $599 with free next day delivery 12/18/2018 05:19 AM
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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.

Apple publishes Apple Watch tutorial videos covering Walkie-Talkie, locating iPhone, more 12/18/2018 03:24 AM
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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.

Apple remains in violation of Chinese court order after iPhone software update, Qualcomm says 12/18/2018 02:51 AM
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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.

Paul McCartney and Emma Stone anti-bullying short film 'Who Cares' debuts on Apple Music 12/17/2018 09:55 PM
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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.

Last minute savings: $759 2018 iPad Pros, $249 2018 iPads, $100 off HomePods 12/17/2018 09:21 PM
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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 12/17/2018 09:16 PM
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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.

Review: Lucyd Loud 'soundglasses' let you listen to music or take calls without covering your ears 12/17/2018 08:59 PM
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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.

Lawsuit blaming Apple's FaceTime for fatal car crash dismissed 12/17/2018 07:40 PM
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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.

Lowest prices ever: Up to $850 off 2018 MacBook Pros; up to $1,400 off 2017 MacBook Pros; $400 off Vega 20 MBP 12/17/2018 07:40 PM
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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 12/17/2018 07:37 PM
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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.

All of the future TV shows that Apple has in development 12/17/2018 07:13 PM
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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.

Need a last minute gift? Grab these Apple gift ideas for delivery before Christmas 12/17/2018 06:59 PM
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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.

24 hours left: Apple's 2018 MacBook Air for $1,049 ($150 off) with free Sanho HyperDrive Duo USB-C Hub 12/17/2018 06:09 PM
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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 12/17/2018 05:43 PM
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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.

Watch-based Apple Heart Study is the largest arrhythmia study of all time 12/17/2018 04:14 PM
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The Apple Heart Study -- conducted by Stanford University in conjunction with Apple -- was the largest ever investigating arrhythmia, with 419,093 participants.

France to hit Apple, other tech giants with new digital tax in January 12/17/2018 03:23 PM
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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.

Apple did consider including both Face ID and Touch ID on an iPhone 12/17/2018 02:56 PM
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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.

iPhone saves woman's life after shipwreck near Japan 12/17/2018 02:47 PM
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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.

Apple poaches Tesla car designer Andrew Kim 12/17/2018 02:28 PM
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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.

Valve's Steam is dropping support for macOS Yosemite & earlier in 2019 12/17/2018 01:56 PM
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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.

Apple manufacturer Foxconn not negotiating with Qualcomm over $9B royalties dispute 12/17/2018 12:41 PM
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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.

Steve Jobs wanted ultra-optimized US manufacturing, Apple vets say 12/16/2018 11:50 PM
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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.

2 hours left: 10% off tech or 15% off everything else at eBay 12/15/2018 11:01 PM
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For two hours only, eBay is knocking 10% off already reduced prices on tech or 15% off everything else. With a max discount of $75 off, it's a great time to snap up the lowest prices available on Apple's latest iPhone XS, XS Max, XR and Apple Watch Series 4 right before Christmas.

Benchmarked: Razer Blade Stealth versus 13-inch MacBook Pro with function keys 12/15/2018 04:27 PM
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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.

Jailbreaking takes a hit as Cydia "app store" shutters 12/15/2018 05:30 AM
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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.

Review: CaseMate's new iPad Pro folios offer good protection and functionality, have a few flaws 12/14/2018 09:50 PM
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AppleInsider tests out a pair of new iPad Pro folios from Case-Mate that offer smart styles and dual viewing modes.

Class action suit alleges Apple lies to customers over size & resolution of iPhone X, XS & XS Max 12/14/2018 08:51 PM
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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.

First issue of Macworld signed by Steve Jobs fetches $47,775 at auction 12/14/2018 08:02 PM
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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.

Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Here are the best stocking stuffers for Apple fans 12/14/2018 07:28 PM
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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.

Hot deal: Apple's HomePod on sale for $249 ($100 off) while supplies last 12/14/2018 06:55 PM
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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.

How to play Apple Music from your Amazon Alexa devices 12/14/2018 06:51 PM
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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.

Apple Music goes live for some on Amazon Alexa devices 12/14/2018 06:10 PM
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Three days days ahead of schedule, Amazon has made Apple Music available to at least some of its Alexa owners.

Facebook says bug may have briefly exposed photos of 6.8 million app users 12/14/2018 05:02 PM
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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.

Justice and governance can be blind, but willful tech ignorance by them is hurting us 12/14/2018 04:27 PM
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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.

Ming-Chi Kuo says iPhone XR demand is weak, cuts sales estimates for Q1 2019 12/14/2018 02:21 PM
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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.

Last minute holiday deals: Free 1TB G-Drive and up to $300 off popular 13" and 15" MacBook Pros 12/14/2018 02:00 PM
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To celebrate the holiday season, B&H is giving away a free 1TB G-Drive with popular 13-inch MacBook Pros and 2018 15-inch MacBook Pros. This deal, which is in addition to cash savings of up to $300 off and free expedited shipping, is perfect for holiday gift giving with delivery in time for Christmas to most locations.

Apple plans increase in Pegatron iPhone assembly to skirt China ban alongside iOS 12 patch 12/14/2018 01:59 PM
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Besides just an iOS 12 patch, Apple may shift some of its iPhone production between its assembly partner to mitigate some of the effects of the Chinese sales ban in its patent fight with Qualcomm.

Saving your iPhone battery life, doctors at Apple, and potential iPhone bans on the AppleInsider Podcast 12/14/2018 01:52 PM
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This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor speaks with Jason Appelbaum, CEO of about changing our charging habits to increase battery longevity. Victor and William talk about Qualcomm, injunctions banning iPhone sales, and more.

Review: Kingston Bolt is an easy way to add extra storage to your iPhone or iPad 12/14/2018 06:15 AM
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Kingston Bolt is a dual-purpose Lightning/USB drive that effortlessly allows you to store or backup photos and videos from a compatible iOS device.

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