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Thursday, October 21, 2021

Apple's M1 Max GPU is at least 3x faster than M1, Metal benchmark shows

Apple's M1 Max GPU is at least 3x faster than M1, Metal benchmark shows

Supposed M1 Max benchmark results reveal the chip's GPU is at least three times faster than the first-generation M1 included in 2020's 13-inch MacBook Pro.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Yahoo Finance app pulled from Chinese App Store

Yahoo Finance app pulled from Chinese App Store

Yahoo Finance appears to be the latest victim of China's suppressive internet regulations, as the iOS app used by many to access foreign news coverage is no longer available in that country's App Store.

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Apple tops Interbrand's best brands list for ninth consecutive year

Apple tops Interbrand's best brands list for ninth consecutive year

For the ninth year in a row, global brand consultancy firm Interbrand placed Apple at the top of its annual list of the world's most valuable brands, assigning the tech giant a "brand value" of $408.6 billion.

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New Safari 15.1 beta for macOS Big Sur and Catalina reverts to standard tab design

New Safari 15.1 beta for macOS Big Sur and Catalina reverts to standard tab design

Apple on Wednesday issued a new beta version of Safari 15.1 that reverts controversial "Compact" tab design changes back to a more traditional layout seen in prior iterations of the web browser.

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ExclusiveDeals: save up to $200 on 2020 13" MacBook Pros, plus $60 off AppleCare

Deals: save up to $200 on 2020 13

AppleInsider readers this week can save $75 to $200 on every 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro at Adorama with exclusive coupon discounts. Plus, save $60 on AppleCare and get an additional 5% back with the new Edge Credit Card. Total savings can reach upward of $440 off the latest notebooks bundled with AC and the Edge financing promotion.

Apple Pay nets WAON, nanaco prepaid card support in Japan

Apple Pay nets WAON, nanaco prepaid card support in Japan

Japanese prepaid cards WAON and nanaco launched Apple Pay support with special Wallet integrations on Wednesday, bringing two of the country's three major e-Money systems into the fold.

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Apple to require stringent COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated employees

Apple to require stringent COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated employees

Apple is reportedly preparing to implement more stringent COVID-19 precautions for its employees and will require unvaccinated corporate workers to undergo daily testing before entering the office.

Shipping estimates for Apple's Polishing Cloth pushed into January

Shipping estimates for Apple's Polishing Cloth pushed into January

Demand for Apple's new Polishing Cloth continues unabated, with estimated shipping times for the sold out accessory now dragging into December and January.

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Save $200 on Apple's 12.9-inch iPad Pro at Amazon

Save $200 on Apple's 12.9-inch iPad Pro at Amazon

Apple's latest iPad Pro 12.9-inch is currently $200 off at Amazon, matching the lowest price on record at the e-commerce giant.

PayPal prepared to spend $45 billion to acquire Pinterest

PayPal prepared to spend $45 billion to acquire Pinterest

PayPal may soon make a foray into social media and image sharing, as the San Jose-based company makes a move to purchase the internet's most popular digital pinboard company.

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Compared: New AirPods versus AirPods Pro

Compared: New AirPods versus AirPods Pro

Apple has launched a new generation of AirPods that borrow both the design and features of the AirPods Pro. But how do the third-generation AirPods compare to their Pro counterparts?

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Apple facing another lawsuit claiming media purchase buttons are misleading

Apple facing another lawsuit claiming media purchase buttons are misleading

Apple has been hit with another lawsuit accusing the company of misleading customers into believing they're purchasing — rather than licensing — content on iTunes.

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VideoMagSafe on the new MacBook Pro: Everything you need to know

MagSafe on the new MacBook Pro: Everything you need to know

The new 2021 MacBook Pro has the third-generation of Apple's MagSafe charging technology, and it is more powerful than ever.

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Apple launches 'Tech Talks,' new sessions and workshops for developers

Apple launches 'Tech Talks,' new sessions and workshops for developers

Apple has unveiled "Tech Talks 2021," around two months of online workshops, individual sessions, and group discussions, aimed at helping developers make the most of the company's latest technologies.

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Apple Newton VideoPad prototype axed by Steve Jobs heads to auction block

Apple Newton VideoPad prototype axed by Steve Jobs heads to auction block

A previously unseen Apple VideoPad 2, a video-centric companion to the MessagePad from the late '90s, headlines an auction of rare Apple devices in November.

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Apple is fully prepared for AirPods launch demand for the first time

Apple is fully prepared for AirPods launch demand for the first time

For the first time, Apple appears to have enough stock of the new AirPods 3 at launch to sate demand, in an incredibly challenging manufacturing, shipping, and delivery environment.

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AT&T's best iPhone deals offer steep savings for new and existing customers

AT&T's best iPhone deals offer steep savings for new and existing customers

If you fancy a smartphone upgrade, you could save up to $800 on the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro lineup when you trade in your used device. Learn more about the online process that's both fast and easy to do.

Best Deals Oct. 20: $900 off Samsung 75-inch QLED 4K TV, $60 off Samsung 2TB T5 Portable External SSD, and more!

Best Deals Oct. 20: $900 off Samsung 75-inch QLED 4K TV, $60 off Samsung 2TB T5 Portable External SSD, and more!

Wednesday's best deals include $60 off Samsung 2TB T5 Portable External SSD, $30 off Nintendo Switch Mario Kart Racing Wheel, $900 off Samsung 75-inch QLED 4K TV, and more!

Compared: Google Pixel 6 vs iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro

Compared: Google Pixel 6 vs iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro

Google launched its new Pixel 6 lineup on Tuesday, with its smartphone range now sporting its own Tensor processor. Here's how the search giant's latest compares against Apple's iPhone 13 and the iPhone 13 Pro.

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New Twelve South PowerPic Mod lets you customize your wireless charger

New Twelve South PowerPic Mod lets you customize your wireless charger

Twelve South announced its latest wireless charger on Wednesday, the PowerPic Mod. This 10W wireless charger can hold a picture behind a pane of acrylic, allowing you to customize it to your liking.

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Apple to report solid Q4 earnings but may face iPhone shortages, analyst says

Apple to report solid Q4 earnings but may face iPhone shortages, analyst says

A Wedbush analyst is expecting Apple to beat across the board when it reports earnings later in October, though he adds that supply constraints could lead to iPhone shortages in the holiday quarter.

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Apple's iPhone 13 camera ambitions balance power and simplicity

Apple's iPhone 13 camera ambitions balance power and simplicity

The heads of Apple's iPhone 13 camera engineering teams have revealed how they strive for ever greater functionality, but also great ease of use.

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Despite potshots, Intel & Samsung want to make Apple Silicon

Despite potshots, Intel & Samsung want to make Apple Silicon

A new report says that both Intel and Samsung hope to win orders from Apple to manufacture Apple Silicon processors, currently all made by TSMC.

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University of Kentucky recognized as an Apple Distinguished School

University of Kentucky recognized as an Apple Distinguished School

Apple has awarded the University of Kentucky's Smart Campus as an Apple Distinguished School, an innovative center of excellence that provides all students with an iPad.

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Apple rumored to release 27-inch iMac with mini-LED display in early 2022

Apple rumored to release 27-inch iMac with mini-LED display in early 2022

Apple is preparing to launch a 27-inch iMac with mini-LED and ProMotion technology in the early part of 2022, according to analyst Ross Young.

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Facebook to reportedly rebrand with focus on the metaverse

Facebook to reportedly rebrand with focus on the metaverse

Amid intense regulatory scrutiny and growing public distrust over its social media network and associated business practices, Facebook is reportedly planning to change its name as part of a pivot into the "metaverse."

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Apple airs trailer for 'Snoopy in Space' season two

Apple airs trailer for 'Snoopy in Space' season two

Apple TV+ on Tuesday premiered the first trailer for season two of Daytime Emmy Award-nominated series "Snoopy in Space," which is set to debut on the service in November.

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Apple Developer app updated delivers picture-in-picture, more

Apple Developer app updated delivers picture-in-picture, more

Apple on Tuesday updated its Apple Developer app with new features including the ability to continue watching session videos in picture-in-picture mode on iOS.

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MacBook Pro's mouse cursor moves behind camera 'notch'

MacBook Pro's mouse cursor moves behind camera 'notch'

An Apple employee on Tuesday explained how mouse cursors interact with the new MacBook Pro's camera "notch," and in doing so answered a nagging question about the laptop's unique design.

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You need a $20 adapter upgrade to fast-charge Apple's base model 14-inch MacBook Pro

You need a $20 adapter upgrade to fast-charge Apple's base model 14-inch MacBook Pro

Apple's new M1 Pro and M1 Max MacBook Pro models boast fast-charging capabilities for quick top-ups, but buyers of the base model 14-inch variant will need to spring for a power adapter upgrade to take advantage of the feature.

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ExclusiveCoupon: AirPods 3, AirPods Pro with MagSafe Charging Case eligible for promo code discount

Coupon: AirPods 3, AirPods Pro with MagSafe Charging Case eligible for promo code discount

New AirPods deals are in effect now, with an exclusive coupon discount valid on the 2021 models announced during the October Apple Event.

Apple's new $19 Polishing Cloth is already sold out

Apple's new $19 Polishing Cloth is already sold out

Demand for Apple's new Polishing Cloth — a $19 piece of white fabric — is through the roof, with delivery estimates for orders placed today pushed out to late November.

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Compared: Google Pixel 6 Pro versus Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max

Compared: Google Pixel 6 Pro versus Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max

Google has launched a new lineup of high-end Pixel devices equipped with chips of its own design. Here's how the highest tier model, the Pixel 6 Pro, stacks up against Apple's iPhone 13 Pro Max.

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Apple TV+ anthology 'Extrapolations' adds Meryl Streep, Matthew Rhys

Apple TV+ anthology 'Extrapolations' adds Meryl Streep, Matthew Rhys

Apple TV+ added several new additions to the cast of "Extrapolations," including big names like Meryl Streep and Matthew Rhys.

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TipsHow to move data to a new MacBook Pro

How to move data to a new MacBook Pro

Apple has a Migration Assistant app to help you move your data to a new MacBook Pro, except it isn't always smooth, isn't always easy — and isn't your only choice.

Google launches Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro with Tensor processor

Google launches Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro with Tensor processor

Google has launched its Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones, complete with its self-designed "Tensor" chip and a 50-megapixel Octa PD Quad Bayer wide camera.

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FeatureM1 Pro, M1 Max, MacBook Pro, and AirPods - Everything at Apple's "Unleashed" event

M1 Pro, M1 Max, MacBook Pro, and AirPods - Everything at Apple's

On Monday, Apple's "Unleashed" event launched two new MacBook Pros, refreshed AirPods, colorful new HomePod minis, and a new way to enjoy Apple Music. Here's what you need to know about the event and what we thought about it.

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'Lego Star Wars: Castaways' coming to Apple Arcade in November

'Lego Star Wars: Castaways' coming to Apple Arcade in November

Apple has announced that a new Lego Star Wars action-adventure title, titled "Castaways," is coming to its Apple Arcade gaming service.

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FeatureCompared: New AirPods vs second-generation AirPods

Compared: New AirPods vs second-generation AirPods

Apple has launched the latest update to the AirPods line, with the third-generation model offering Spatial Audio support alongside design refinements. Here's how the new personal audio accessories fare compared against its predecessor, the second-generation AirPods.