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Saturday, August 08, 2020

27-inch iMac teardown shows lack of storage upgrade options

27-inch iMac teardown shows lack of storage upgrade options

A teardown of the 2020 27-inch iMac reveals Apple made a few changes to the internals to accommodate its removal of the mechanical hard drive, including the loss of SATA connectors, the SSD being integrated into the logic board, and some small changes to the case.

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ReviewReview: VOCOlinc PureFlow is the only HomeKit air purifier you need

Review: VOCOlinc PureFlow is the only HomeKit air purifier you need

No-one really pays attention to air quality in the home, but with pet dander, allergens, bad odors, dust, and more filling our homes, there is a huge benefit to adopting an air purifier. The new VOCOlinc PureFlow has not only the title of the very first HomeKit air purifier, it is also a bargain and a healthy change.

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Apple objects to app's pear logo trademark application

Apple objects to app's pear logo trademark application

Apple has reportedly objected to a meal planner app's logo of a pear, with the iPhone maker allegedly objecting to a trademark application for a fruit-based logo.

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TipsHow to use Control Center on Apple Watch

How to use Control Center on Apple Watch

You may not even have realized it was there, but your Apple Watch contains a Control Center with one-tap buttons for key functions — and you can customize it.

ExclusiveDeals: up to $200 off every 2020 13" MacBook Pro, plus $60 off AppleCare, 5% back

Deals: up to $200 off every 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 systems bundled with AC and the Edge financing promotion.

Amazon launches Big Summer Sale, back-to-school deals offer up to 75% off [u]

Amazon launches Big Summer Sale, back-to-school deals offer up to 75% off [u]

Amazon's long-awaited Big Summer Sale is here, and while we still have to wait for Prime Day 2020, shoppers can save up to 75% off back-to-school supplies, tech accessories and more.

Prototype iPhones bearing engraved mute button surface in photos

Prototype iPhones bearing engraved mute button surface in photos

Photographs of unreleased prototypes for the iPhone 2G have been published on Twitter, indicating Apple was considering different positions for the mute switch, as well as engraving the button itself.

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Apple thrives in India, China for Q2 despite COVID-19 effects

Apple thrives in India, China for Q2 despite COVID-19 effects

The iPhone was the most popular premium smartphone in India for the second quarter of 2020, according to IDC, but while the smartphone market in China slumped as a whole, Apple continued to see growth in the important market.

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Friday, August 07, 2020

Tim Cook's leadership style has 'reshaped how Apple staff work and think'

Tim Cook's leadership style has 'reshaped how Apple staff work and think'

A new profile examines how Apple CEO Tim Cook, with "cautious, collaborative and tactical" leadership, honed the Cupertino tech giant into the world's largest company.

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'The Good Place,' 'Jurassic World,' 'The Secret Garden' - the best iTunes video deals

'The Good Place,' 'Jurassic World,' 'The Secret Garden' - the best iTunes video deals

Apple holds sales on iTunes content every week, and this week's best deals include 4K movies like "Jurassic World," fourth wall breakers like "The Muppets," and TV boxsets like "The Good Place."

California school students are getting 1 million iPads for back-to-school

California school students are getting 1 million iPads for back-to-school

To support virtual learning programs in the fall, Apple and T-mobile are teaming up to provide up to one million discounted iPads for California's neediest students and families.

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27-inch iMac flash storage cannot be replaced or upgraded

27-inch iMac flash storage cannot be replaced or upgraded

While a 27-inch iMac with 4TB or 8TB of flash storage has that storage in a slot, the entire line does not support user storage upgrades.

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VideoHow to upgrade the RAM on the 27-Inch iMac (2020)

How to upgrade the RAM on the 27-Inch iMac (2020)

The 2020 27-inch iMac is a worthwhile upgrade to the previous version, Apple still has exorbitant prices on RAM. Fortunately, users are still able to upgrade the RAM on their own — and here's how to do it.

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Tim Cook pledges relief aid to Beirut

Tim Cook pledges relief aid to Beirut

Apple is to support both the "immediate needs" and "long-term support" of relief organizations in Beirut, following the explosion that claimed at least 137 lives.

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Deals: Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro on sale for $2,099, upgraded models $100s off

Deals: Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro on sale for $2,099, upgraded models $100s off

Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro is on sale this weekend, with prices dropping to $2,099 for the standard model during the back-to-school sale. Every upgraded config is discounted as well, with savings of up to $600 off.

EditorialApple's block of Xcloud & Stadia game streaming apps is at best consumer-hostile

Apple's block of Xcloud & Stadia game streaming apps is at best consumer-hostile

Apple's policies have effectively spiked an entire category of gaming apps that are no different from a security, technical, or content review standpoint than controlling a Netflix movie with a game controller.

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FeatureHere's where Apple Stores have reopened and closed again around the world

Here's where Apple Stores have reopened and closed again around the world

Apple's retail operations continue to be impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Here's where Apple Stores have opened, as well as where they are closed, updated on August 7 with a single store re-closing in Zaragoza, Spain due to COVID-19 spread.

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FeatureNew 27-inch iMac, Phil Schiller's new role & more, on the AppleInsider podcast

New 27-inch iMac, Phil Schiller's new role & more, on the AppleInsider podcast

Apple refreshed the iMac lineup, Phil Schiller is now an Apple Fellow while Greg Joswiak is promoted to marketing SVP, Microsoft is in talks to acquire TikTok, all this week, on the AppleInsider Podcast.

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TikTok 'shocked' by US executive order and impending ban

TikTok 'shocked' by US executive order and impending ban

Social media platform TikTok says that President Donald Trump's executive order that will ban TikTok and WeChat in the US was issued without due process, and it will fight the order.

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Facebook blames Apple for not allowing games in Facebook Gaming app

Facebook blames Apple for not allowing games in Facebook Gaming app

The social media giant says that it has been forced to release an "inferior" version of its Facebook Gaming app in order for Apple to accept it onto the App Store.

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More quality control issues hit 'iPhone 12', but won't alter launch

More quality control issues hit 'iPhone 12', but won't alter launch

A new report from Ming-Chi Kuo stays that one manufacturer is finding cracked coatings on their camera lenses for the "iPhone 12" and "iPhone 12 Max," but it's not expected to delay the launch.

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Thursday, August 06, 2020

Trump signs executive order banning TikTok, WeChat on Sept. 20

Trump signs executive order banning TikTok, WeChat on Sept. 20

President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order that will block any transactions between U.S. companies and the parent firms of TikTok and WeChat starting Sept. 20.

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Microsoft fires back at Apple, accusing it of treating gaming apps differently

Microsoft fires back at Apple, accusing it of treating gaming apps differently

Hour after Apple explained why Microsoft's xCloud wouldn't be coming to iOS, Microsoft shot back and accused the company of "consistently treating gaming apps differently."

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ReviewReview: Nimble Disc Case does good while protecting your iPhone

Review: Nimble Disc Case does good while protecting your iPhone

Nimble's latest iPhone case blends sleek protection with an eco-friendly cause as the accessory maker debuts its latest offering — the clear Disc Case, made of recycled CDs.

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VideoCompared: 2020 27-inch iMac vs 2019 iMac 5K

Compared: 2020 27-inch iMac vs 2019 iMac 5K

Apple on Tuesday unveiled a new generation of 27-inch iMac with faster processors, the T2 chip and only SSD storage options. Here's what's new versus the 2019 iMac 5K — and whether it's worth an upgrade.

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ExclusiveDeals: Price wars offer triple-digit savings on Apple's new 27-inch iMac, 2020 iMac Pro

Deals: Price wars offer triple-digit savings on Apple's new 27-inch iMac, 2020 iMac Pro

Apple resellers are discounting 2020 iMac models, with exclusive savings on 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMac configurations, along with the 2020 iMac Pro that now comes standard with a 10-core processor. Many deals end today.

Apple explains why Microsoft xCloud won't be coming to the iPhone

Apple explains why Microsoft xCloud won't be coming to the iPhone

Apple has now specified why Microsoft's xCloud won't be coming to iOS, by pointing out that streaming game services are explicitly prohibited according to App Store policies.

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Intel hacked, first wave of stolen chip data released in 20GB dump

Intel hacked, first wave of stolen chip data released in 20GB dump

A hacker has released 20GB of confidential chip engineering data stolen from Intel, with the data made available potentially leading to new zero-day threats for users across multiple platforms.

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Anker's PowerCore Play 6700 is a portable battery bank for iPhone gamers

Anker's PowerCore Play 6700 is a portable battery bank for iPhone gamers

If you're tired of draining your iPhone's battery during long gaming sessions, Anker's new PowerCore Play 6700 portable battery combines a controller-like feel with hours of extra power.

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First macOS Big Sur, fourth iOS 14 & iPadOS 14 public betas now available

First macOS Big Sur, fourth iOS 14 & iPadOS 14 public betas now available

Apple on Thursday released the first public beta of macOS Big Sur and the fourth iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 betas to the public software testing program.

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Compared: $4,999 27-inch iMac vs $4,999 iMac Pro

Compared: $4,999 27-inch iMac vs $4,999 iMac Pro

Although the iMac Pro carries Apple's professional designation, your money may be better spent on a 2020 27-inch iMac.

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Leak claims to show 'iPhone 12' OLED screen

Leak claims to show 'iPhone 12' OLED screen

A new photograph from a reliable leaker shows what's claimed to be the OLED screen from the forthcoming "iPhone 12."

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Apple wants to bring Zoom-like background replacement to 'Apple Glass'

Apple wants to bring Zoom-like background replacement to 'Apple Glass'

Future "Apple Glass," or other such Apple headsets, may be able to replace a background with any image chosen by the wearer.

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Apple's John Giannandrea talks Apple Silicon, moving from Google to Apple

Apple's John Giannandrea talks Apple Silicon, moving from Google to Apple

In a wide-ranging interview, Apple's head of Artificial Intelligence John Giannandrea states that it's "technically wrong" for AI to be processed at data centers instead of on a user's own device.

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OWC undercuts Apple's $699 Mac Pro wheels with $199 conversion kit

OWC undercuts Apple's $699 Mac Pro wheels with $199 conversion kit

OWC has begun accepting preorders for it's Rover Pro wheel kit that allows you to easily add wheels to your Mac Pro for less than a third of the cost of Apple's add-on wheel kit.

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US trying for 'clean network' by banning 'untrusted Chinese apps' like WeChat, TikTok

US trying for 'clean network' by banning 'untrusted Chinese apps' like WeChat, TikTok

Describing them as "untrusted Chinese apps," the US government says it wants WeChat, TikTok, and other unspecified services to be banned from all of the app stores in the US.

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Future iPhone may pre-process video on the image sensor to cut size & reduce power demand

Future iPhone may pre-process video on the image sensor to cut size & reduce power demand

Apple is looking at ways of reducing how much processing an iPhone or other device has to do on the image sensor itself in order to produce high quality video, with the aim of saving both file size and battery power.

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Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Apple shares 'vertical' Damien Chazelle short film shot on iPhone 11 Pro

Apple shares 'vertical' Damien Chazelle short film shot on iPhone 11 Pro

Apple on Wednesday shared a new short film by director Damien Chazelle that was shot on an iPhone 11 Pro entirely in a vertical aspect ratio.

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Microsoft ends iOS xCloud testing, launching as Android exclusive

Microsoft ends iOS xCloud testing, launching as Android exclusive

Microsoft has confirmed that it has ended its xCloud game service testing on iOS — on the same day it announced new partnerships with Samsung.

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