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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

ExclusiveApple Blowout Sale: save up to $1,500 with coupon

Apple Blowout Sale: save up to $1,500 with coupon

More closeout deals have arrived with bonus savings available exclusively for AppleInsider readers. Save up to $1,500 on 2018 MacBook Pros with coupon, or up to $1,000 on current iMac Pros, plus no interest financing incentives.

Numbers, Keynote, Pages for Mac, iOS updated with text styles, face detection

Numbers, Keynote, Pages for Mac, iOS updated with text styles, face detection

Apple has updated its iWork suite for both macOS and iOS users, with Numbers, Keynote, and Pages on both platforms gaining a variety of new features including face detection for photograph placement and new styling options.

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Apple's Seattle job listings show aggressive hiring for Siri work

Apple's Seattle job listings show aggressive hiring for Siri work

Although Apple has promised a diverse range of hires for its new Seattle offices, the emphasis is clearly on Siri above all else, checks show.

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Hands-OnHands on: Zagg's budget AirPods alternative, the Airtime wireless earbuds

Hands on: Zagg's budget AirPods alternative, the Airtime wireless earbuds

Fully wireless Bluetooth earbuds were once an expensive novelty, but are quickly becoming de facto — as evidenced by AirPods, and now Zagg/IFROGZ's $60 Airtime.

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T-Mobile launching 5G in six cities on June 28

T-Mobile launching 5G in six cities on June 28

T-Mobile will officially launch its mobile 5G network on Friday, June 28, beginning with in six U.S. cities with just one phone, the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G.

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Amazon Prime Day 2019: best deals and what to expect on July 15 & 16

Amazon Prime Day 2019: best deals and what to expect on July 15 & 16

Amazon Prime Day 2019 launches on July 15 and July 16, leaving everyone to speculate which daily deals will show up during the two-day mega shopping event. Based on what we've seen in years prior, we've got a pretty good idea of what you might be able to expect, including where to snag the best Apple markdowns.

ExclusiveThe best MacBook Pro deals are here, save more with promo code

The best MacBook Pro deals are here, save more with promo code

Even bigger price drops! Shoppers looking for the lowest prices on Apple's new MacBook Pros can save up to $250 instantly at Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama with our exclusive promo code. These special deals deliver the greatest savings on Apple's Mid 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15-inch MacBook Pro, with bonus perks, such as free shipping and no interest financing for 12 months.

Corel intros Painter 2020 for Mac with speed & interface upgrades

Corel intros Painter 2020 for Mac with speed & interface upgrades

Corel on Tuesday launched Painter 2020 for macOS and Windows, concentrating upgrades to the Photoshop-compatible illustration suite mostly on interface enhancements, including better brush performance.

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Apple recruits high-profile marketing exec Nick Law

Apple recruits high-profile marketing exec Nick Law

Apple has hired Nick Law — the chief creative officer multinational ad behemoth Publicis Groupe — for an unknown role.

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VideoReview: Twelve South HiRise Wireless is a great 3-in-1 charger

Review: Twelve South HiRise Wireless is a great 3-in-1 charger

Twelve South has just taken the wraps off its latest charging accessory — the HiRise Wireless. Mixing a combination of features, this new charger is a great multi-purpose accessory to keep around.

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EditorialDon't risk your Mac or its data just to try out the macOS Catalina beta

Don't risk your Mac or its data just to try out the macOS Catalina beta

Yes, it's extremely tempting, and you can't have left this year's WWDC keynote without wanting to get macOS Catalina immediately. Yet the risks of using major beta software are always great — and this year, they are much worse.

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Apple Watch could get a camera on the end of a watch band's strap

Apple Watch could get a camera on the end of a watch band's strap

Apple is still considering ways to add a camera to the Apple Watch, by incorporating an imaging sensor into the band of the wearable device, allowing it to be used for both photographs of the local environment and for the user for FaceTime calls.

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iPhones, Macs & other tech could account for $167B of proposed China tariffs

iPhones, Macs & other tech could account for $167B of proposed China tariffs

Consumer electronics — devices like iPhones, iPads, and Macs — will account for about $167 billion of the $300 billion in Chinese imports the government is preparing to level new tariffs on, a trade industry group warned this week.

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Mophie powerstation Hub charges four devices at once

Mophie powerstation Hub charges four devices at once

Mophie has released the new powerstation Hub that can charge up to four devices at once via USB-A, USB-C, and wirelessly with Qi.

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Apple's self driving car could have a remote driver bring you to the hospital

Apple's self driving car could have a remote driver bring you to the hospital

A car with self-driving capabilities could hand control over to a remote operator in the event of an emergency, Apple proposes, with an autonomous driving system taking instructions from a central system to get to a hospital or other location as quickly and as safely as possible.

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OWC releases USB-C version of Envoy Pro EX external SSD

OWC releases USB-C version of Envoy Pro EX external SSD

OWC is launching a new version of its bus-powered Envoy Pro EX portable SSD with fast speeds over USB-C.

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Chinese hackers suspected of attacking global telecoms carriers

Chinese hackers suspected of attacking global telecoms carriers

A Chinese government-backed group called APT 10 could be behind an unprecedented hack that granted high level access to at least ten global telecommunications carriers, permissions that were subsequently used to track specific spies, law enforcement, military personnel and dissidents linked to China.

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Monday, June 24, 2019

iOS 13 could add support for Hong Kong's Octopus transit card

iOS 13 could add support for Hong Kong's Octopus transit card

Lines of code discovered on a public Apple services content server reference iOS 13 support for Hong Kong's Octopus, suggesting the widely used touchless payment system could arrive on iPhone this fall.

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Apple to hire 2,000 people in Seattle expansion, double original commitment

Apple to hire 2,000 people in Seattle expansion, double original commitment

Apple on Monday revealed detailed plans for an expansion in Seattle, with the company saying it will hire a total of 2,000 people to work at a new office complex located squarely on Amazon's home turf.

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Apple sends AppleSeed invitations for watchOS 6 beta testing

Apple sends AppleSeed invitations for watchOS 6 beta testing

Coinciding with the provision of public beta versions of its milestone operating systems to users, Apple has started to send AppleSeed invitations to users for watchOS 6, giving the company another way to collect feedback before publicly releasing the final version to users.

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FeaturePokemon Go vs Wizards Unite: Which game for your iPhone, and why

Pokemon Go vs Wizards Unite: Which game for your iPhone, and why

If you're going to play only one pedometer-meets-augmented reality game, which should it be? Pokemon Go or Wizards Unite?

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Facebook VP Nick Clegg attacks Apple over privacy criticism

Facebook VP Nick Clegg attacks Apple over privacy criticism

Facebook vice president of global affairs has attacked Apple in the ongoing feud between the two tech titans over user data privacy, accusing the iPhone maker of being elitist while defending the social networking site's advertising-based model as a way to make it available to everyone.

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Apartment & insurance firm sue Apple over lethal iPad fire

Apartment & insurance firm sue Apple over lethal iPad fire

A New Jersey apartment complex and its insurance company are together suing Apple to recover payouts for a Feb. 22, 2017 iPad fire, which killed a tenant of the building, Bradley Ireland.

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Qualcomm faces second EU antitrust fine in two years

Qualcomm faces second EU antitrust fine in two years

Qualcomm may have to pay a second big fine to the European Union over antitrust concerns for how it handled sales of 3G chips for mobile hotspot and dongles, just over a year after the chip maker was issued a $1.23 billion financial penalty for illegally shutting out modem rivals from supplying Apple.

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Public betas of macOS Catalina, iPad OS, iOS 13, tvOS 13 now available

Public betas of macOS Catalina, iPad OS, iOS 13, tvOS 13 now available

Apple has started to provide participants of its public beta program with the first builds of four of its milestone operating systems, including iOS 13, iPadOS, tvOS, and macOS Catalina.

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Apple debuts fifth iOS 12.4, fourth watchOS 5.3, and third macOS 10.14.6 developer betas

Apple debuts fifth iOS 12.4, fourth watchOS 5.3, and third macOS 10.14.6 developer betas

Apple is continuing to roll out new builds of its developer betas, with a new fifth build of iOS 12.4 joined by the fourth build watchOS 5.3 and the third build of macOS 10.14.6 now available for testing.

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Hands-OnHands on with Apple's first public beta of macOS 10.15 Catalina

Hands on with Apple's first public beta of macOS 10.15 Catalina

Apple's macOS Catalina is another ambitious refinement of the Mac featuring a fundamental rethinking of iTunes and an infusion of fresh ideas from iOS: from Sidecar to Continuity Sketch to Screen Time, a whole new world of Catalyst apps from iPad, and many more features under the hood. But note: Catalina is still in beta!

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New 'iPhone 11 Max' case renders back triple-lens camera, Lightning port

New 'iPhone 11 Max' case renders back triple-lens camera, Lightning port

New case renders from accessory maker Olixar reiterate an expected triple-lens rear camera for the "iPhone 11 Max," but may disappoint people hoping Apple will switch from Lightning to USB-C.

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Apple strikes back at Spotify's claims of unfair treatment in the App Store

Apple strikes back at Spotify's claims of unfair treatment in the App Store

Data supplied by Apple says that only 680,000 of Spotify's users are paying 15% of the subscription fee to Apple — and none are paying the 30% that the music streamer claims.

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Amazon offers aggressive Apple deals ahead of Prime Day 2019

Amazon offers aggressive Apple deals ahead of Prime Day 2019

As Amazon tends to focus on price cuts on its own hardware during its annual Prime Day sale event, the e-commerce giant is delivering steep markdowns on Apple products right now, ahead of Prime Day 2019.

ReviewReview: Bose Frames take a stab at iPhone-connected audio sunglasses

Review: Bose Frames take a stab at iPhone-connected audio sunglasses

Bose's iPhone-connected Frames are a solid first step into the "audio glasses" market, and possibly worth your money — but there are catches to consider with this early tech.

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Senators want tech companies to reveal dollar value of user data

Senators want tech companies to reveal dollar value of user data

Major tech companies like Apple will have to reveal how much user data is worth to the company, a bipartisan proposal from senators suggests, with the 'Dashboard Act' requiring firms who make money off data collection practices to disclose revenue generated by it, as well as what is being done to protect it.

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New price drops deliver the best deals on Apple Watches, Macs, iPads

New price drops deliver the best deals on Apple Watches, Macs, iPads

Steeper markdowns have just been issued on Apple hardware, delivering the lowest prices anywhere on Apple's Mac mini, 2018 MacBook Air, iMac 5K, HomePod, Series 3 and Series 4 Apple Watches and more.

Industry veteran Chris Thorne is Apple's Beats chief marketing officer

Industry veteran Chris Thorne is Apple's Beats chief marketing officer

Apple's Beats has installed marketing industry veteran Chris Thorne as its new chief marketing officer, "effective immediately," the company announced on Monday.

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Microsoft should have been Apple's challenger in mobile, says Bill Gates

Microsoft should have been Apple's challenger in mobile, says Bill Gates

It should have been Microsoft posing the main competition to Apple in mobile platforms, not Google, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates commented in a recent interview.

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'That's iPhone' ads released to Apple Australia YouTube channel

'That's iPhone' ads released to Apple Australia YouTube channel

Apple released three new "That's iPhone" advertisements to their Australian YouTube channel regarding material recycling, iMessage, and privacy in the App Store.

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16-inch MacBook Pro release, MacBook Air updates predicted for September

16-inch MacBook Pro release, MacBook Air updates predicted for September

Apple could ship the rumored 16-inch version of the MacBook Pro this fall, analysts at IHS Markit believe, with the upgraded size tipped to have a high-resolution 3072-by-1920 pixel display, though not one that uses OLED technology.

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Sunday, June 23, 2019

ReviewReview: GigSky, an eSIM service for iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR

Review: GigSky, an eSIM service for iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR

GigSky is a mobile cell service provider with a history of catering to Apple users, providing service in more than 190 countries. When they announced their eSIM for iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, AppleInsider gave it a shot.

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FeatureHow to use your Mac to become a paperback writer: Part 2

How to use your Mac to become a paperback writer: Part 2

When you've written your manuscript, you can use other design apps and online services to make a paperback that is indistinguishable from a book from a regular mainstream publisher.

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