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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Hulu slims up 'skinny' bundle as it reprioritizes on-demand content

Hulu slims up 'skinny' bundle as it reprioritizes on-demand content

Hulu has started to work towards slimming down its "skinny" bundle of live TV channels in an effort to reprioritize sales on bread-and-butter on-demand content.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Apple, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla announce plans to deprecate TLS 1.0 and 1.1 in 2020

Apple, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla announce plans to deprecate TLS 1.0 and 1.1 in 2020

Four tech industry titans, Apple, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla, this week announced plans to move from Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 and 1.1 to modern, more secure versions of protocol.

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Apple seemingly cracking down on 'scammy' subscription apps

Apple seemingly cracking down on 'scammy' subscription apps

Apple appears to be ridding the App Store of so-called "scammy" apps after multiple media outlets exposed questionable pricing tactics that dupe users into expensive subscriptions.

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Beats marks Mickey Mouse's 90th anniversary with special-edition Solo3 headphones

Beats marks Mickey Mouse's 90th anniversary with special-edition Solo3 headphones

Apple on Tuesday launched a special Mickey Mouse edition of its Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones, timed with the character's 90th anniversary.

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App bundles expand to Mac apps and free apps with subscriptions

App bundles expand to Mac apps and free apps with subscriptions

Apple on Tuesday announced an expansion to its app bundles sales options, allowing Mac developers and those marketing free apps with subscriptions to group up to ten apps together into a single purchase.

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Beats Studio 3 Skyline Wireless headphones debut in new colors with gold trimmings

Beats Studio 3 Skyline Wireless headphones debut in new colors with gold trimmings

Apple has revealed that the Beats Studio 3 Wireless headphones are getting a minor update, with three new colors available, all accented with gold trim and branding.

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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

Apple authorized reseller Adorama has issued steep markdowns on Apple's brand-new 2018 MacBook Pro with combined instant and coupon savings totaling up to $300 off with no tax outside NY and NJ. These deals, which offer shoppers the lowest prices anywhere, are available only at AppleInsider.

Google complying with EC ruling by charging Android vendors for Play Store, Google apps

Google complying with EC ruling by charging Android vendors for Play Store, Google apps

Google will start to charge Android smartphone and tablet producers a licensing fee to include the Google Play Store and other essential apps on devices sold in Europe, as a way to comply with the European Commission's antitrust decision.

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Hands-OnHands on: Ultimate Ears' mainline Bluetooth speaker, the Boom 3

Hands on: Ultimate Ears' mainline Bluetooth speaker, the Boom 3

Ultimate Ears recently refreshed its popular Boom line of Bluetooth speakers, led by the Boom 3, arguably the line's all-purpose "everyman" model.

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CodeWeavers ships CrossOver 18 with full macOS Mojave support

CodeWeavers ships CrossOver 18 with full macOS Mojave support

CodeWeavers has updated CrossOver, the application for running Windows applications on macOS desktops without using Windows itself, with version 18.0.0 introducing full support for macOS Mojave and numerous minor improvements.

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VideoOne month later: iPhone XS versus the iPhone XS Max

One month later: iPhone XS versus the iPhone XS Max

When upgrading to Apple's new iPhone XS, you have to choose between the 5.8-inch XS or the 6.5-inch XS Max. After spending a month with both phones, there's a few real-world differences between the two models that may be worth knowing about before reaching a decision.

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Amazon introduces waterproof Kindle Paperwhite with better display, audiobook support

Amazon introduces waterproof Kindle Paperwhite with better display, audiobook support

One of Amazon's dedicated e-readers, the Kindle Paperwhite, received a major upgrade on Tuesday, gaining features like waterproofing, an enhanced display, and audiobook support.

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Apple may not have bought music analytics firm Asaii, might be 'acquihire'

Apple may not have bought music analytics firm Asaii, might be 'acquihire'

Music analytics startup Asaii was not acquired by Apple, a report claims, with the iPhone producer said to have performed an "acquihire" for the three founders rather than buying the entire company's assets as previously reported.

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Qualcomm & FTC ask for more time to reach settlement in Apple-connected antitrust case

Qualcomm & FTC ask for more time to reach settlement in Apple-connected antitrust case

Qualcomm and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission have asked a federal judge to postpone a preliminary ruling in the latter's antitrust case, as the two sides are hoping to pursue a settlement.

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Siri could recognize user's voice patterns for identification in future iPhone or iPad

Siri could recognize user's voice patterns for identification in future iPhone or iPad

Apple is continuing to come up with ways to secure its devices while still making it as easy as possible to use, with one concept involving unlocking an iPhone or iPad and performing a Siri request, but only if the voice it hears matches that of its owner.

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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 Oct. 16 with the reopening date for Apple Shibuya.

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Apple 'fixes' bagel emoji to look tastier in upcoming iOS 12.1 update

Apple 'fixes' bagel emoji to look tastier in upcoming iOS 12.1 update

Apparently bowing to an undercurrent of criticism, the latest beta of iOS 12.1 now features an updated bagel emoji intended to look more appealing.

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Apple apologizes to Chinese users after iCloud phishing spree

Apple apologizes to Chinese users after iCloud phishing spree

Apple is "deeply apologetic" that some users in China had been pilfered by assailants — but at the same time noted that the attacks would have been prevented had the victims been using security measures that Apple enables to protect accounts from such thefts.

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Apple supply chain wary of reduced iPhone orders for Q4

Apple supply chain wary of reduced iPhone orders for Q4

Parts of the supply chain are tempering their expectations on iPhone sales for the remainder of 2018, a report claims, with weak sales said to be feared by suppliers based in Taiwan, despite the impending launch of the iPhone XR.

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Flash deals: 2018 iPads from $285; up to $130 off 2017 iPads w/ cellular; $150 off upgraded Mac mini

Flash deals: 2018 iPads from $285; up to $130 off 2017 iPads w/ cellular; $150 off upgraded Mac mini

For one day only, Woot is knocking up to $130 off 2017 iPads (Wi-Fi + Cellular) or up to $54 off 2018 models (Wi-Fi Only) with Apple Pencil support. The Amazon company also has an upgraded Mac mini on sale for $549.99 ($150 off) while supplies last.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65

Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, entrepreneur and philanthropist, died on Monday after a long bout with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. He was 65.

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Schiller says Apple & Adobe working on 'really amazing technology' for iPad Pro

Schiller says Apple & Adobe working on 'really amazing technology' for iPad Pro

Apple marketing head Phil Schiller made an unannounced appearance at Adobe's MAX conference on Monday, bragging about the upcoming Photoshop CC for iPad, as well as the companies' ongoing collaboration — particularly as it involves the iPad Pro.

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TipsHow to use the Apple Upgrade Program to get an iPhone XR, and prepare for pre-orders now

How to use the Apple Upgrade Program to get an iPhone XR, and prepare for pre-orders now

Apple has an easy way for you to get the new iPhone with the Apple Upgrade Program. AppleInsider lays out a potentially money-saving option for Apple customers — especially those that like to upgrade every year.

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October Apple blowout: 15" MacBook Pros on sale from $1,899, plus up to $700 off 13" Touch Bars & $137.50 AirPods

October Apple blowout: 15

Fall savings are here and you don't have to wait until Black Friday to save hundreds on Apple's MacBook Pro. High-end 2017 models are on sale for just $2,099 (the lowest price ever) while supplies last. Meanwhile, 2018 configs are eligible for bonus coupon savings. Even more aggressive deals on 2017 13" Touch Bars are also in effect now, knocking up to $700 off.

Nike updates Run Club app for bigger displays on Apple Watch Series 4

Nike updates Run Club app for bigger displays on Apple Watch Series 4

Nike has at last updated the Nike+ Run Club app for the Apple Watch to use the screen space on Series 4 devices, coping with a complaint some owners had, particularly following the recent launch of the Nike+ Series 4.

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Hands-OnHands on with AirPlay 2 on the Libratone Zipp and Zipp Mini

Hands on with AirPlay 2 on the Libratone Zipp and Zipp Mini

Libratone Zipp and Zipp Mini now support Apple's AirPlay 2, bringing new features and improved features to the powerful portable speakers. AppleInsider walks you through how to update, and how performance has changed with the latest update.

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Jony Ive says Apple has 'energy and vitality' and he is nowhere close to done

Jony Ive says Apple has 'energy and vitality' and he is nowhere close to done

Apple's chief design officer, Jony Ive, addressed a handful of topics during Wired Magazine's 25th-anniversary event on Monday, including his long-term prospects with the company.

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VideoTip: How to recover deleted files from iCloud on your Mac or iOS device

Tip: How to recover deleted files from iCloud on your Mac or iOS device

Many of our files are now hosted from inside of iCloud and you may not even know it. Not only does it this make them available on all your devices, but files can actually be recovered should they ever be deleted — at least most of the time.

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iPhone XR will propel not just holiday iPhone sales, but drive early 2019 to new heights

iPhone XR will propel not just holiday iPhone sales, but drive early 2019 to new heights

A new research note penned by Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that demand for Apple's iPhone XR will be better than expected, with Apple cranking out about 38 million of them in time for holiday sales.

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Apple issues fourth developer betas for iOS 12.1, tvOS 12.1, watchOS 5.1

Apple issues fourth developer betas for iOS 12.1, tvOS 12.1, watchOS 5.1

A new batch of operating system betas have been issued by Apple, with participants in the company's developer beta testing program now able to shake down the fourth beta builds of iOS 12.1, tvOS 12.1, and watchOS 5.1.

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Amazon has upgraded 2017 13" MacBook Pros on sale for $1,399, Touch Bars for $1,499

Amazon has upgraded 2017 13

Following on the heels of other Apple authorized resellers, Amazon has limited inventory of Apple's Mid 2017 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar available for $1,499. Non-Touch Bar models with additional storage are also on sale for $1,399 with no interest financing for 12 months.

FeatureHere are all the receivers and speakers that are getting AirPlay 2

Here are all the receivers and speakers that are getting AirPlay 2

AirPlay 2 is a small but important addition to Apple's platforms, allowing audio to be played on multiple devices simultaneously. Here's a list of the compatible speakers and receivers promised so far, and where available, the dates AirPlay 2 support is expected. [Updated Oct. 15]

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EditorialUsers spending hours on their smartphone, but they're using them like a PC, not a phone

Users spending hours on their smartphone, but they're using them like a PC, not a phone

Nearly half of smartphone users report spending more than five hours a day on their phone, with one in four reporting more than seven hours per day. But rather than making calls all day, smartphone users are primally using them as mobile PCs — browsing the web and playing games.

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Apple Watch, iPhone tapped for knee and hip replacement surgery outcome study

Apple Watch, iPhone tapped for knee and hip replacement surgery outcome study

Apple has partnered with medical equipment manufacturer Zimmer Biomet in a wide-ranging initiative to use the iPhone and Apple Watch to gather data to improve hip and knee replacement surgical outcomes for patients.

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iPhone Upgrade Program pre-approvals for iPhone XR start Monday

iPhone Upgrade Program pre-approvals for iPhone XR start Monday

Apple will be opening up its loan pre-approval process for the iPhone Upgrade Program on Monday for customers wanting to acquire the iPhone XR, allowing participants to prepare their application before pre-orders for the smartphone commence on Friday.

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Unsurprisingly, the 2019 iPhones are expected to be as waterproof as the iPhone XR

Unsurprisingly, the 2019 iPhones are expected to be as waterproof as the iPhone XR

More details have started to emerge about Apple's 2019 iPhone releases, with an early report from Ming-Chi Kuo saying that the new devices will retain the existing level of waterproofing as the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR.

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iPhone sales may be taking big hit in China because of weak smartphone market

iPhone sales may be taking big hit in China because of weak smartphone market

Despite other data sources to the contrary, Goldman Sachs' Rod Hall is afraid of a slowdown in the Chinese iPhone market that may dramatically impact Apple's quarterly earnings, and future prospects in the region.

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Sony upgrades PlayStation Vue with support for Apple's TV app

Sony upgrades PlayStation Vue with support for Apple's TV app

Subscribers of Sony's PlayStation Vue TV service can now see their on-demand content in Apple's TV app for iPhone, iPad, and the Apple TV, potentially making it easier to keep up with shows and movies.

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Adobe announces Photoshop CC for iPad, debuts Premiere Rush CC iMovie competitor and CC updates

Adobe announces Photoshop CC for iPad, debuts Premiere Rush CC iMovie competitor and CC updates

Adobe unleashed a slew of new software at its MAX 2018 conference on Monday, including cross-platform video editing tool Premiere Rush CC and updates to existing Creative Cloud apps, while announcing a 2019 launch date for a much-rumored iPad version of Photoshop CC.

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