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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

ReviewiPhone XS review: There's nothing excessive about Apple's latest and greatest smartphone

iPhone XS review: There's nothing excessive about Apple's latest and greatest smartphone

Apple's new iPhone XS is a modest step up from last year's iPhone X, but remains a major technological leap forward for anyone who hasn't yet made the jump to the edge-to-edge design with Face ID. As with the debut of the iPhone X, if you can stomach the sticker shock, the iPhone XS is a premium, polished, near-perfect handset that showcases Apple's marriage of hardware and software at its most sublime.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Publications reportedly embracing Apple News for ad revenue potential, not immediate returns

Publications reportedly embracing Apple News for ad revenue potential, not immediate returns

News outlets have seen extensive growth in readership within Apple News as of late, with many prioritizing its audience over other forms of distribution. The only issue? Few — if any — have been able to actually monetize it, according to a new report.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Marc Benioff reveals Siri integration with Salesforce Einstein, lauds Apple's Cook

Marc Benioff reveals Siri integration with Salesforce Einstein, lauds Apple's Cook

Salesforce's Dreamforce conference kicked off on Tuesday and CEO Marc Benioff was on hand to detail what the company's recent partnership with Apple will bring to customers. Notably, Benioff played up Siri integration with Salesforce's Einstein AI platform, a major feature largely glossed over in official press materials

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Another working Apple I nabs $375,000 in auction

Another working Apple I nabs $375,000 in auction

A rare, working Apple I logic board hit the auction block on Tuesday and ultimately sold for $375,000, far above its original 1976 asking price of $666.66.

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Apple Pay chief says Apple not out to disrupt credit card industry

Apple Pay chief says Apple not out to disrupt credit card industry

Apple VP Jennifer Bailey, the executive in charge of Apple Pay, details the genesis of the mobile payments solution and details its ongoing success in a new interview.

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Apple pulls conspiracy theories, debunked news from Safari's 'Siri Suggested Websites'

Apple pulls conspiracy theories, debunked news from Safari's 'Siri Suggested Websites'

Apple this week removed references to questionable online content from Safari's "Siri Suggested Websites" feature after an investigation found the service surfacing articles and video relating to conspiracy theories, "fake news" and other sensationalist items.

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Apple Watch Series 4 has smaller batteries than Series 3, official specs show

Apple Watch Series 4 has smaller batteries than Series 3, official specs show

An official spec sheet shows that despite what was claimed in a third-party teardown this week, the Series 4 has slightly reduced battery capacity versus the Series 3, even if it doesn't appear to affect running time.

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Apple build costs for 256GB iPhone XS Max estimated at $443

Apple build costs for 256GB iPhone XS Max estimated at $443

The new 256GB iPhone XS Max is comprised of roughly $443 worth of parts according to the latest report out of TechInsights, merely $47 more than the build cost of last years 64GB iPhone X.

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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

New September discounts added! Apple authorized reseller Adorama has issued even greater markdowns on Apple's brand-new 2018 MacBook Pro with combined instant and coupon savings totaling up to $400 off with no tax outside NY and NJ. These deals, which offer shoppers the lowest prices anywhere, are available only at AppleInsider.

Apple releases first macOS Mojave 10.14.1 beta to developers

Apple releases first macOS Mojave 10.14.1 beta to developers

One day following the public release of macOS Mojave, Apple on Tuesday issued a beta of the operating system's first point update to developers for testing.

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VideoHow to choose between stainless steel vs aluminum Apple Watches

How to choose between stainless steel vs aluminum Apple Watches

There are several different colors, finishes, and sizes of the Apple Watch Series 4. There may be outward differences to the different metals, but what else separates the stainless steel vs aluminum models? AppleInsider spells them out to help you decide.

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FeatureIncrease your Mac's usability and fun with one of these 10 accessories for less than $50 each

Increase your Mac's usability and fun with one of these 10 accessories for less than $50 each

A Mac is pretty great on its own, but there's always something that can push the usability or convenience of it just a little but farther. There's no need to spend hundreds of dollars on every accessory, and there are a lot of handy items that we've used and like, and can cost less than a dinner for two out on the town.

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Panasonic announces new line of Lumix S full-frame mirrorless cameras for 2019

Panasonic announces new line of Lumix S full-frame mirrorless cameras for 2019

Panasonic announces the new Lumix S series full-frame mirrorless camera, boasting some serious specs to compete with the assortment of other newly-announced models.

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TipsHow to make a bootable, external macOS Mojave install disk

How to make a bootable, external macOS Mojave install disk

Apple makes installing macOS very simple — if you only have one Mac. When you have many, it takes an unnecessarily protracted time. Circumvent Apple's installer and create your own using the Terminal.

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EditorialWhy did Apple spend $400M to acquire Shazam?

Why did Apple spend $400M to acquire Shazam?

Rumors that Apple was seeking to acquire UK firm Shazam Entertainment Ltd. first floated back in December. Following an EU approval process, Apple officially announced it had finalized the purchase on Monday, ostensibly to "provide users even more great ways to discover, experience and enjoy music." That appears to be a major understatement.

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VMWare Fusion 11 and Pro ships with full Mojave, 18-core iMac Pro, i9 MacBook Pro support

VMWare Fusion 11 and Pro ships with full Mojave, 18-core iMac Pro, i9 MacBook Pro support

VMware has released new editions of its Fusion 11 and Fusion 11 Pro virtualization software for running Windows applications on macOS, with the latest version featuring Metal-powered Direct3D 10.1 content support, updates to the user interface, and other additions.

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ExclusiveEnd of month Apple deals: $250 off 2018 13" MacBook Pro w/ Touch Bar; $200-$275 off 27" iMac 5Ks; $500 off iMac Pro

End of month Apple deals: $250 off 2018 13

Apple authorized resellers are knocking hundreds off current Mac hardware as September winds down. Pick up a high-end 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar for $2,249 ($250 off) — or snap up a 27-inch iMac 5K with upgrades for as low as $1,799. Apple's robust iMac Pro is also on sale for $4,499 with coupon.

Apple's Mac, iPad top PC & tablet satisfaction, but Amazon & Samsung close behind

Apple's Mac, iPad top PC & tablet satisfaction, but Amazon & Samsung close behind

While Apple is leading in the American Customer Satisfaction Index's PC and tablet category, the company is just barely ahead of Amazon and Samsung, which tied for second in the Index's latest update.

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Yale and August team for HomeKit-connected keypad locks

Yale and August team for HomeKit-connected keypad locks

August has teamed up with Yale to launch a new line of keypad smart locks that bundle August's cloud-based software and app with Yale's well-known hardware.

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Apple Blowout Deals: AirPods for $137; up to $900 off MacBook Pros

Apple Blowout Deals: AirPods for $137; up to $900 off MacBook Pros

The massive markdowns continue at Apple authorized resellers with instant discounts of up to $900 off Apple hardware. Pick up a high-end 2017 15" MacBook Pro for just $1,899. Or save $100 on 13" MacBook Pros with function keys, plus AirPods for $137.50 and more. All with no tax collected in most states.

Rachio 3 sprinkler controller adds support for Apple's HomeKit

Rachio 3 sprinkler controller adds support for Apple's HomeKit

Rachio on Tuesday announced that its Rachio 3 smart sprinkler controller now supports HomeKit, enabling control via Siri and the Mac, iOS, and watchOS Home apps.

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Qualcomm accuses Apple of illegally sharing trade secrets with Intel to fix chip performance

Qualcomm accuses Apple of illegally sharing trade secrets with Intel to fix chip performance

Qualcomm has accused Apple of stealing trade secrets and handing them over to Intel, a filing with the Superior Court of California claims, alleging Apple wanted to use the information to improve the performance of chips provided to it via Intel.

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Jaybird launches lower-cost Tarah sport earbuds with features like fast charging

Jaybird launches lower-cost Tarah sport earbuds with features like fast charging

Jaybird on Tuesday announced the Tarah, its latest set of Bluetooth sport headphones, designed to provide a less expensive alternative to the likes of the Run or X4.

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FeatureInside macOS Mojave: Apple's Home app brings HomeKit to the Mac with limitations

Inside macOS Mojave: Apple's Home app brings HomeKit to the Mac with limitations

It's a surprising boon to have the Home app on your Mac where you can control your lights and other smart devices right from the keyboard. Yet, the app is oddly incomplete compared to the iOS version.

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FeatureHere are all of the Apple retail store openings, moves, and remodels in 2018

Here are all of the Apple retail store openings, moves, and remodels in 2018

With few setbacks, Apple is almost continuously expanding and updating its global retail chain, now over 500 locations. Here's the company's evolution in 2018 so far, updated on Sept. 25 with the reopening date for Apple Deer Park in Illinois.

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Apple Music estimated at 21M North American listeners, converting at 2.5 times rate of Spotify

Apple Music estimated at 21M North American listeners, converting at 2.5 times rate of Spotify

Apple Music is advancing rapidly against Spotify in terms of paid subscribers, in no small part because of its captive marketing audience, according to an analyst memo shared with AppleInsider on Tuesday.

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FeatureWhy macOS Mojave requires Metal — and deprecates OpenGL

Why macOS Mojave requires Metal — and deprecates OpenGL

In order to run the new macOS Mojave, Macs must have graphics hardware capable of supporting Metal, Apple's modern low-level, low-overhead software that provides access to graphics processing.

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Apple shifts iPhone XR assembly orders from Pegatron to Foxconn

Apple shifts iPhone XR assembly orders from Pegatron to Foxconn

Apple is reportedly changing its orders for the iPhone XR with its assembly partners, with some production being shifted from Pegatron to rival Foxconn over alleged capacity and component sourcing issues.

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Last year's iPhone X beats iPhone XS, XS Max in battery life test

Last year's iPhone X beats iPhone XS, XS Max in battery life test

Though Apple claims its latest iPhone XS and XS Max tout modest improvements in operational battery life compared to last year's iPhone X, a test performed on production hardware suggests the new devices are not quite their predecessor's equal.

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Instagram co-founders latest executives to leave Facebook

Instagram co-founders latest executives to leave Facebook

Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have resigned from their posts at Facebook and will depart the company in the coming weeks, leaving the massively popular photo sharing app solely in the hands of Facebook executives for the first time.

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Apple says these Mac Pro graphics cards are Mojave compatible, reveals Boot Camp support limited for iMac

Apple says these Mac Pro graphics cards are Mojave compatible, reveals Boot Camp support limited for iMac

Apple on Monday updated a pair of support documents relating to the release of macOS Mojave, outlining legacy Mac Pro compatibility via graphics card upgrades and support for Boot Camp on certain iMac models.

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Zero-day vulnerability in macOS Mojave bypasses system-level privacy permissions

Zero-day vulnerability in macOS Mojave bypasses system-level privacy permissions

Apple's macOS Mojave, which was released to users around the world on Monday, includes a faulty implementation of security protections that can potentially expose personal user data, according to one security researcher.

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FeatureHere are some of the documentaries you can watch on Apple Music

Here are some of the documentaries you can watch on Apple Music

Apple Music is of course an audio-first streaming service, but if you have time to kill, you can kick back and watch documentaries on musicians, producers, and other aspects of the biz. Here's a roundup of some of the titles currently available.

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Hands-OnHands on: Much-awaited OmniFocus 3 for Mac brings tags to To Do tasks

Hands on: Much-awaited OmniFocus 3 for Mac brings tags to To Do tasks

The hugely powerful To Do app revamps its visual design and expands its features with tags and a greatly updated repeating dates function. AppleInsider adores nearly every inch of it.

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Some iPhone XS & XS Max owners complaining of poor wireless reception

Some iPhone XS & XS Max owners complaining of poor wireless reception

The first few days after release are proving rocky for some iPhone XS and XS Max owners, who are coping with bad Wi-Fi and cellular connections on their new mobile devices.

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iPhone XS Max OLED display reclaims 'Best Smartphone Display' crown for Apple

iPhone XS Max OLED display reclaims 'Best Smartphone Display' crown for Apple

The iPhone XS Max has the best smartphone display on the market, DisplayMate has declared, with lab testing of the second-generation OLED screen revealing it to have numerous improvements over the version used for last year's iPhone X.

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Microsoft debuts Office 2019 for Mac, OneDrive Files on Demand for Mojave

Microsoft debuts Office 2019 for Mac, OneDrive Files on Demand for Mojave

At its Ignite event in Orlando, Microsoft announced the availability of Office 2019 for Windows and Mac, alongside a test version of Files on Demand which allows users to see all their OneDrive files on the Mac desktop, and only download what needs to be used.

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Waze hits Apple CarPlay in iOS 12, becomes second third-party navigation app available

Waze hits Apple CarPlay in iOS 12, becomes second third-party navigation app available

On Monday, Waze for iOS updated with support for CarPlay, becoming just the second app to take advantage of third-party navigation support introduced in iOS 12.

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ReviewReview: The iPhone XS Max is what Apple has always promised the iPhone could be

Review: The iPhone XS Max is what Apple has always promised the iPhone could be

After a summer of fairly accurate rumors, the iPhone XS Max has arrived with much fanfare and a proportional price. It is the ultimate expression of Steve Jobs' original vision for the iPhone without compromise — assuming that it fits in your budget.

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