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Sunday, October 22, 2017

ReviewLogitech's Circle 2 Wired is the best camera with Apple's HomeKit - for now

Logitech's Circle 2 Wired is the best camera with Apple's HomeKit - for now

Logitech's Circle 2 has been available for a little while, but only recently did the company add HomeKit support to the Wired model — making it just one of two security cameras in the entire smarthome market with that integration. The results are reasonably good, but some missing features prevent a whole-hearted recommendation.

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

New video catches Apple's iPhone X ahead of Nov. 3 release date

New video catches Apple's iPhone X ahead of Nov. 3 release date

A video uploaded on Saturday appears to show yet another iPhone X "in the wild," despite even preorders having to wait until next Friday.

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Hands-OnHands On: LookUp 4.0 for the iPhone and iPad can make browsing a dictionary a pleasure

Hands On: LookUp 4.0 for the iPhone and iPad can make browsing a dictionary a pleasure

An updated design makes LookUp fast to use on your iPhone or your iPad, and it even has an Apple Watch implementation — but it is not the dictionary app for everyone.

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This week on AI: Fears for iPhone 8 & X numbers, cheaper 2018 iPhones, KRACK fix & more

This week on AI: Fears for iPhone 8 & X numbers, cheaper 2018 iPhones, KRACK fix & more

Much of this week's news revolved around the iPhone 8 and X — in particular, fears that the 8 isn't selling as well as hoped, and that production won't meet demand for the X. Some potentially good news, though, was a rumor that next year's iPhones will be somewhat cheaper.

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Apple Watch GPS functionality target of latest Uniloc patent lawsuit

Apple Watch GPS functionality target of latest Uniloc patent lawsuit

After a brief hiatus, patent troll Uniloc is back and looking to milk Apple for claimed damages and fees related to allegedly infringed patents, this time involving Apple Watch GPS functionality.

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Apple iPhone 8 Plus vs Google Pixel 2 XL: camera is only part of the package

Apple iPhone 8 Plus vs Google Pixel 2 XL: camera is only part of the package

A new review looking at camera images captured by Apple's iPhone 8 and Google's HTC-built Pixel 2 declared iPhone the overall winner in a series of shots where both phones actually performed well. But despite Google's framing of 'camera score' as the only criteria for modern smartphones, there's a lot more of interest to buyers than just a phone's still camera.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook touts new Chicago flagship store as a place where people can connect

Apple CEO Tim Cook touts new Chicago flagship store as a place where people can connect

Apple CEO Tim Cook was in Chicago on Friday to mingle with customers at the grand opening of the company's new Michigan Avenue flagship store, an event hyped earlier this week.

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ExclusiveKiller Deals: Save $50 to $320 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states

Killer Deals: Save $50 to $320 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states

First come, first served: AppleInsider readers can take advantage of exclusive coupons and instant discounts this week to instantly save between $50 and $320 on every Mid 2017 MacBook Pro, including Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. In addition to promo code and instant cash savings, sales tax will not be collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

VideoHow to transfer DVD and Blu-ray movies to iTunes using Vudu and Movies Anywhere

How to transfer DVD and Blu-ray movies to iTunes using Vudu and Movies Anywhere

Wish you could easily convert your DVD or Blu-ray collection to iTunes-compatible digital copies without ripping or DRM hassles? Now you can with Vudu's Disc to Digital program and the new Movies Anywhere service. AppleInsider shows you how it's done.

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Project Loon balloons bring LTE service to Puerto Rico with help from Apple

Project Loon balloons bring LTE service to Puerto Rico with help from Apple

Google parent company Alphabet on Friday said it is collaborating with AT&T, Apple and various government agencies to deliver limited wireless internet access to Puerto Rico via the company's Project Loon balloons.

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Apple Worldwide Video's LA office poaches Amazon Studios exec Morgan Wandell

Apple Worldwide Video's LA office poaches Amazon Studios exec Morgan Wandell

Apple's increasingly aggressive moves to establish internal production of creative content now include hiring Morgan Wandell from Amazon Studios.

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TipsHow to use 'unsupported' Thunderbolt 3 docks and enclosures on Sierra and High Sierra

How to use 'unsupported' Thunderbolt 3 docks and enclosures on Sierra and High Sierra

Even using the "universal" USB-C connector for Thunderbolt 3, there are still some drive enclosures, eGPU cases, and docks that won't connect to a Mac running Sierra or High Sierra. Here's how to get them to talk to your MacBook Pro or iMac.

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Retail head Angela Ahrendts promises Apple won't upsell shoppers on $999 iPhone X

Retail head Angela Ahrendts promises Apple won't upsell shoppers on $999 iPhone X

In a Friday interview, Apple retail head Angela Ahrendts said she's instructed clerks not to try and upsell people on the iPhone X, which starting at $999 may be out of reach for many people.

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Apple Music and other paid streaming services getting more weight on Billboard charts

Apple Music and other paid streaming services getting more weight on Billboard charts

Music magazine Billboard is changing the way it handles streams from Apple Music and other streaming services in its charts, with the publication advising it will be giving greater emphasis to paid subscription streams in its Billboard Hot 100 and other charts in 2018.

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Deals: High-end 2017 15" MacBook Pro for $2,879 ($320 off); $100-$150 off 12" MacBooks; 21" iMac 4K for $1,199 ($100 off)

Deals: High-end 2017 15

Shoppers this week can exclusively save $320 on Apple's current 15" MacBook Pro with 1TB of storage and Radeon 560 graphics. Or snap up a 12" MacBook at $100 to $150 off with prices starting at $1,169. Apple's 2017 21.5" iMac 4K is also $1,199 after a $100 cash discount with no tax outside NY and NJ, and a MacX Media Conversion Lifetime License Bundle is $14.99.

Key Apple & Foxconn executives to meet amid iPhone X production woes

Key Apple & Foxconn executives to meet amid iPhone X production woes

Apple COO Jeff Williams will reportedly be meeting with Foxconn chairman Terry Gou when he visits Taiwan later this month, where he's expected to bring up the topic of production bottlenecks possibly hurting the iPhone X.

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Apple makes available fourth developer betas of iOS 11.1, watchOS 4.1

Apple makes available fourth developer betas of iOS 11.1, watchOS 4.1

For the second time in a week, Apple has issued updates to the developer beta programs of iOS 11.1 and watchOS 4.1.

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Elmedia Player and Folx installers infected by OSX/Proton credential-stealing malware on Oct. 19

Elmedia Player and Folx installers infected by OSX/Proton credential-stealing malware on Oct. 19

Popular media consumption application Elmedia Player and downloading tool Folx were both briefly infected with the Proton malware strain, with most installers of the software on Oct. 19 now infected.

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Delta allegedly switching flight crew hardware from Surface to iPad in early 2018

Delta allegedly switching flight crew hardware from Surface to iPad in early 2018

Airline Delta is allegedly in the process of switching its staff from Windows-based devices to iOS, with flight attendants set to replace Nokia handsets with the iPhone 7 Plus in early 2018, while pilots will apparently see their Microsoft Surface tablets exchanged for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro.

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Sonnet Thunderbolt 3 to Dual HDMI 2.0 Adapter offers two extra 4K 60 Hz display connections

Sonnet Thunderbolt 3 to Dual HDMI 2.0 Adapter offers two extra 4K 60 Hz display connections

Thunderbolt 3 GPU enclosure producer Sonnet has unveiled a new display-oriented accessory, with the Thunderbolt 3 to Dual HDMI 2.0 Adapter able to add two 4K-capable video outputs to a MacBook Pro or iMac while using up only one Thunderbolt 3 port.

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Deals: 128GB 9.7" iPad for $399 ($30 off); 2017 13" Touch Bar for $1,699 ($100 off); high-end 2016 15" MacBook Pro $2,099 ($700 off)

Deals: 128GB 9.7

Mid-October deals on iPads and MacBook Pros have just launched starting with 128GB 9.7" iPads for as low as $399. Apple's current 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is also on sale for $1,699 this week, while the high-end Late 2016 15" MacBook Pro with Radeon 455 graphics is $700 off with no tax outside NY and NJ.

Apple urges iPhone Upgrade Program members to get 'head start' on iPhone X order process

Apple urges iPhone Upgrade Program members to get 'head start' on iPhone X order process

Apple is encouraging participants of its iPhone Upgrade Program to be prepared for the release of the iPhone X, inviting customers to go through a pre-approval process for the upgrade a few days before it ships on October 27.

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Apple exec Craig Federighi says no October event this year

Apple exec Craig Federighi says no October event this year

With just 11 days left in the month, Apple will not be holding an October press event this year, the company's head of software engineering reportedly said in an email.

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Google follows Apple App Store's lead in reducing revenue take for subscriptions

Google follows Apple App Store's lead in reducing revenue take for subscriptions

Google is improving the revenue split for Android developers selling subscriptions through Google Play, mirroring Apple's own policies for iPhone and iPad developers at the App Store.

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Samsung plans London showroom matching size of Apple Regent Street

Samsung plans London showroom matching size of Apple Regent Street

Samsung is preparing to launch a new showroom space in London a year from now in a bid to raise its prestige as a brand, a report said on Friday.

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Romeo Saber USB-C battery pack capable of providing 87W charging power to 15-inch MacBook Pro

Romeo Saber USB-C battery pack capable of providing 87W charging power to 15-inch MacBook Pro

Romeo Power has launched what could be an extremely useful portable battery for mobile professionals, with the high-capacity Saber power bank offering the ability to charge a MacBook Pro as well as smartphones and other smaller electronic devices.

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FeatureAppleInsider podcast discusses iPhone 8 production, FM radios, and Apple acquiring a health company

AppleInsider podcast discusses iPhone 8 production, FM radios, and Apple acquiring a health company

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about iPhone 8 production numbers being cut, anticipation for iPhone X, the FCC's useless call for FM radios on iPhones, and Apple buying a healthcare company, and much more.

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Apple to stockpile 2-3M iPhone X units prior to launch, component shortage eases in November

Apple to stockpile 2-3M iPhone X units prior to launch, component shortage eases in November

Apple's iPhone X production woes are nearing an end, according to well-informed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who says shortages of key components like specialized handset circuit boards should resolved in November.

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Senators demand Tim Cook explain VPN app removal in China, suggest Apple enables censorship

Senators demand Tim Cook explain VPN app removal in China, suggest Apple enables censorship

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) penned a joint letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook this week asking for clarification on the company's decision to remove certain virtual private network (VPN) apps from China's App Store, saying the move potentially enables the country's censorship and internet surveillance policies.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Apple sued over 'Animoji' trademark, allegedly tried to buy IP rights prior to iPhone X debut

Apple sued over 'Animoji' trademark, allegedly tried to buy IP rights prior to iPhone X debut

A Japanese company on Wednesday filed suit against Apple for allegedly infringing on a U.S. trademark covering "Animoji," which the Cupertino tech giant is using to market a new facial recognition feature introduced with iPhone X.

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Sprint and T-Mobile merger announcement likely postponed to November, report says

Sprint and T-Mobile merger announcement likely postponed to November, report says

Though a long-rumored merger between Sprint and T-Mobile was expected for October, a new report claims the U.S. cellular carriers may push back the announcement until after they reveal respective quarterly earnings.

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Microsoft revamps Cortana app for iOS with new look, streamlined UI

Microsoft revamps Cortana app for iOS with new look, streamlined UI

Microsoft on Thursday updated its Cortana virtual assistant app for iOS, delivering a redesigned user interface that streamlines access to key features like reminders and daily calendars.

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VideoHow to sync and load music onto Apple Watch with watchOS 4

How to sync and load music onto Apple Watch with watchOS 4

Apple introduced a few music management changes to Apple Watch with the release of watchOS 4, which now allows users to load multiple playlists, albums and individual songs onto the wearable device. Check out how to sync and load tunes from iPhone to your Apple Watch in this video.

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Apple Music snags Major Lazer concert documentary "Give Me Future"

Apple Music snags Major Lazer concert documentary

In March 2016, Barack Obama became the first U.S. President to visit Cuba in 88 years, marking an easing of political tension between the world power and the small island republic. That same month, electronic music group Major Lazer self funded the first major Cuban-American concert in Havana, an event that drew nearly half a million attendees.

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CEO of Canada's Rogers sees 'anemic' demand for Apple's iPhone 8

CEO of Canada's Rogers sees 'anemic' demand for Apple's iPhone 8

The CEO of Canadian communications giant Rogers said that the company is so far seeing "anemic" demand for Apple's iPhone 8, potentially adding to the evidence that global sales are soft.

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Facebook not launching media and news subscription tool on iPhone because of Apple's 30% take

Facebook not launching media and news subscription tool on iPhone because of Apple's 30% take

Facebook is on the verge of launching a way to allow companies to sell subscriptions through the social media venue — but a dispute over Apple's mandated 30 percent of revenue derived through apps distributed on its store appears to have scuttled the launch on the iPhone.

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Tim Cook email claims Mac mini 'important part' of Apple's product matrix

Tim Cook email claims Mac mini 'important part' of Apple's product matrix

In response to an email concerned about the future of the Mac mini, Apple CEO Tim Cook responded that the Mac mini will continue — but didn't share any specifics about the product's future.

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Rumor: Apple supply chain looking to cut iPhone X costs in 2018, reducing consumer prices

Rumor: Apple supply chain looking to cut iPhone X costs in 2018, reducing consumer prices

A new report from the Chinese supply chain suggests that Apple has been developing the 2018 model-year iPhones to include many if not all of the iPhone X technologies, in new models said to be codenamed "Lisbon" and "Hangzhou."

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Apple teases opening of Chicago's Michigan Avenue store, prepares 'Chicago Series' events

Apple teases opening of Chicago's Michigan Avenue store, prepares 'Chicago Series' events

Apple on Thursday went on a publicity blitz for its Michigan Avenue store in Chicago, which opens tomorrow at 5 p.m. Central time, showcasing new interior and exterior photos as well as plans for a "Chicago Series" of Today at Apple events.

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