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Friday, June 18, 2021

Sketchy rumor claims Samsung courting former Apple engineers for custom chip project

Sketchy rumor claims Samsung courting former Apple engineers for custom chip project

A sketchy rumor that's making the rounds online suggests that Samsung is attempting to hire former Apple and AMD engineers for a custom chip architecture project.

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All US iOS YouTube users will get picture-in-picture support soon

All US iOS YouTube users will get picture-in-picture support soon

YouTube says it is rolling out support for iOS 14 picture-in-picture mode to Premium members, with a launch to all U.S. iOS users planned for the future.

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Apple sells out of Space Gray Magic Keyboard, Trackpad, Mouse

Apple sells out of Space Gray Magic Keyboard, Trackpad, Mouse

Introduced with the iMac Pro in 2017, and discontinued in May 2021, Apple's Space Gray accessories are now all sold out in the Apple Store.

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Target Circle granting extended free trials of Apple services

Target Circle granting extended free trials of Apple services

The Target Circle loyalty program is offering longer-than-normal trials of many popular Apple services, including Apple Music — and some of the trials last as long as six months.

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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.

TipsHow to translate websites that won't in Apple Safari

How to translate websites that won't in Apple Safari

Automatic language translation in Safari is superb, but it has a limited number of languages, and so does Apple's Translate app. Here's how to translate between more languages.

China iPhone 12 cycle 12% weaker than iPhone X was, analyst claims

China iPhone 12 cycle 12% weaker than iPhone X was, analyst claims

Amid a dip in the Chinese smartphone market, Goldman Sachs says that current iPhone shipments in China are 12% lower than the iPhone X series, bucking talk of a super cycle.

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Video'iPad mini 6', Beats Studio Buds, iPad as a Pro Device on the AppleInsider Podcast

'iPad mini 6', Beats Studio Buds, iPad as a Pro Device on the AppleInsider Podcast

This week, on the AppleInsider Podcast, your hosts discuss new "iPad mini 6" and "Apple Watch Series 7" leaks, plus Beats Studio Buds launch, Apple Podcast Subscriptions going live, and our hopes for iPad Pro.

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Apple releases updates for iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Compressor, Motion

Apple releases updates for iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Compressor, Motion

Apple's Mac video editing apps from iMovie to Final Cut Pro, have seen new updates bringing a range of workflow improvements and new features.

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Apple TV+ review: 'Physical' an unpleasant trip back to the '80s

Apple TV+ review: 'Physical' an unpleasant trip back to the '80s

The new dark comedy "Physical," starring Rose Byrne is a punishing, unfocused slog with nothing to say.

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Apple supplier Biel looks to raise $2 billion in Hong Kong IPO

Apple supplier Biel looks to raise $2 billion in Hong Kong IPO

Hong Kong's Biel, a supplier of touch screens for the iPhone 12 range and more, is reportedly considering an initial public offering which could see it raising up to $2 billion.

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Thursday, June 17, 2021

Spotify buys podcast discovery platform Podz as war with Apple heats up

Spotify buys podcast discovery platform Podz as war with Apple heats up

Spotify on Thursday announced the acquisition of Podz, a podcast discovery service that enables content creators to better promote their show using audio clips selected through a special algorithm.

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Apple Developer Academy in Detroit to receive multi-million dollar grant

Apple Developer Academy in Detroit to receive multi-million dollar grant

The Gilbert Family Foundation, a Detroit-based nonprofit, will give a multi-million grant and provide mentor support to Apple's new Developer Academy in Detroit.

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VideoThe best new features in macOS Monterey that you'll actually use

The best new features in macOS Monterey that you'll actually use

With hundreds of features and changes coming to macOS Monterey, it can be hard to filter out the noise from the signal. After installing and testing it out for the past week or so, we've collected our favorite features that almost everyone will be excited about.

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TipsHow to force iCloud to download files

How to force iCloud to download files

It's great that iCloud will free up storage space for you by moving documents you don't need — but you sometimes have to convince it you need them back.

National right to repair legislation introduced in the House

National right to repair legislation introduced in the House

A lawmaker has introduced a new piece of legislation in the U.S. House that could force companies to provide repair information and resources to consumers and third-party technicians.

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TipsHow to use Optimize Storage and clear space on your Mac

How to use Optimize Storage and clear space on your Mac

Feeling the pinch of your Mac's storage? Free up some of that capacity by taking advantage of the Optimize Storage tools built into macOS.

Apple TV+ 'The Shrink Next Door' trailer reveals November 12 debut

Apple TV+ 'The Shrink Next Door' trailer reveals November 12 debut

Apple has released a new teaser trailer for upcoming Apple TV+ dark comedy "The Shrink Next Door," which stars Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd and is set to premiere in November.

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5 best early Prime Day deals for Apple fans

5 best early Prime Day deals for Apple fans

As Prime Day 2021 approaches, deals are heating up, with Apple devices, third-party accessories and home electronics all on sale.

Apple cuts AppleCare+ prices for M1 MacBook Air, MacBook Pro

Apple cuts AppleCare+ prices for M1 MacBook Air, MacBook Pro

The cost of AppleCare+ extra warranty coverage for the Apple Silicon MacBook Pro and MacBook Air has been reduced, while other models remain unchanged.

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'Pokemon Unite' coming to iPhone in September

'Pokemon Unite' coming to iPhone in September

"Pokemon Unite" is the first strategic battle game for the series and is launching on iPhone and iPad in September.

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Amazon following Apple & Google's lead, cutting app store commissions

Amazon following Apple & Google's lead, cutting app store commissions

Amazon is cutting its commission rate on the Amazon Appstore to 20% for developers making less than $1 million, but it's also offering AWS credits that can further offset the rate.

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Apple-owned Shazam crosses one billion song recognitions per month

Apple-owned Shazam crosses one billion song recognitions per month

Apple says Shazam is one of the most popular music apps globally and has crossed one billion song recognitions in a single month.

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Apple awarding $5 million to four historically Black colleges and universities

Apple awarding $5 million to four historically Black colleges and universities

Apple has announced four historically Black colleges and universities will receive $5 million of its Racial Equity and Injustice Initiative fund.

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Apple gaining market share in a declining China smartphone market

Apple gaining market share in a declining China smartphone market

China is seeing a continuing decline in overall smartphone shipments, though it appears that Apple isn't being affected, according to JP Morgan.

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Apple's VR headset may borrow air conditioning technology to keep users cool

Apple's VR headset may borrow air conditioning technology to keep users cool

Future "Apple Glass," or other Apple AR headsets, could use air deflectors to direct heat away from a wearer's head.

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Apple's back-to-school discounts include free AirPods and 20% off AppleCare+

Apple's back-to-school discounts include free AirPods and 20% off AppleCare+

Students can buy select Mac and iPad models to receive a set of AirPods for free as well as the opportunity to get 20% off AppleCare+.

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Apple Watch body temperature sensor research underway since at least 2019

Apple Watch body temperature sensor research underway since at least 2019

Claims that a future Apple Watch will be able to sense the temperature of the wearer's skin have been further backed up by a newly-revealed patent application.

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Apple negotiating to sell iPhones in LG's Korean stores, report claims

Apple negotiating to sell iPhones in LG's Korean stores, report claims

Reportedly, Apple is in negotiations get the iPhone into LG Best Shops in Korea, following LG's exiting of the smartphone retail business.

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Microsoft names CEO Satya Nadella chairman of the board

Microsoft names CEO Satya Nadella chairman of the board

Microsoft's Satya Nadella will add chairman of the board on top of his role as CEO, taking the roll over from Symantec's John Thompson.

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TipsHow to connect iPad Pro & Mac to one LG UltraFine USB-C display simultaneously

How to connect iPad Pro & Mac to one LG UltraFine USB-C display simultaneously

A new accessory allows two USB-C devices, like an iPad Pro and Mac, to connect to a monitor with a single USB-C input — including the LG UltraFine series of monitors, and potentially Apple's Pro Display XDR.

Lawsuit claims Apple products infringe on MIMO wireless technology patent

Lawsuit claims Apple products infringe on MIMO wireless technology patent

Non-practicing entity XR Communications on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against Apple claiming the tech giant's deployment of MIMO technology infringes on a single patent granted in 2020.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Samsung, Vivo eat into Apple's dominant 5G smartphone lead

Samsung, Vivo eat into Apple's dominant 5G smartphone lead

Apple's command of the global 5G smartphone market held in the first quarter of 2021, though competitors are closing in fast in what has become an increasingly liquid segment.

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US House passes bill that could shine a 'spotlight' on corporate tax avoidance

US House passes bill that could shine a 'spotlight' on corporate tax avoidance

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a new piece of legislation that could make multinational corporate taxes much more transparent and shine a "spotlight" on tax avoidance tactics.

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First Google Store takes an opposite approach from Apple retail

First Google Store takes an opposite approach from Apple retail

Google is launching its first brick-and-mortar retail store on Thursday, and the design of the location is being billed as an "anti-Apple" experience.

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Accidental Apple Watch Emergency SOS calls cause problems for local police

Accidental Apple Watch Emergency SOS calls cause problems for local police

A local police department in Kansas says they're seeing accidental calls that appear to be originating from Apple Watch devices, with the errant summons pulling resources away from actual emergencies.

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Apple TV+ adds six new cast members to upcoming thriller 'Surface'

Apple TV+ adds six new cast members to upcoming thriller 'Surface'

Apple TV+ has signed six more cast members for upcoming psychological thriller "Surface," including Oliver Jackson-Cohen and Stephan James.

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VideoAuto Translate in iPadOS 15 promises new face-to-face conversation experience

Auto Translate in iPadOS 15 promises new face-to-face conversation experience

The new Translate app on iPadOS 15 includes a new Auto Translate feature, where conversations in two languages can be translated in real-time.

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Facebook launching podcast services on June 22

Facebook launching podcast services on June 22

Facebook will begin rolling out its podcast feature to creators on June 22, allowing podcasters to easily publish new episodes to the social network.

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