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Saturday, January 20, 2018

VideoVideo: Apple's iMac Pro vs 2013 Mac Pro - photo editing comparison (Part 2)

Video: Apple's iMac Pro vs 2013 Mac Pro - photo editing comparison (Part 2)

In the second part of our series, we put Apple's $5,000 iMac Pro to the test against one of the most popular configurations of the Mac Pro to see how much of a performance difference you can expect when editing photos. We'll also explore the upgradability of both systems.

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Apple CEO Tim Cook to deliver Duke University commencement address in May

Apple CEO Tim Cook to deliver Duke University commencement address in May

Apple CEO Tim Cook is scheduled to deliver the commencement address at Duke University's 2018 graduation ceremony in May, the school announced on Saturday.

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Saturday, January 20, 2018

FeatureLondon's Regent Street Apple Store uses uses iPad to control acoustics for live performances

London's Regent Street Apple Store uses uses iPad to control acoustics for live performances

Apple turns to existing solutions for many of the challenges it faces in retail. AppleInsider has learned that the London Regent Street Apple Store uses MOTU software to control the audio environment, both for technical reasons, as well as as a practical demonstration for store-goers.

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This week on AI: Apple's $350B US cash influx, Chinese labor scandal, HomePod coming soon & more

This week on AI: Apple's $350B US cash influx, Chinese labor scandal, HomePod coming soon & more

With newsmakers finally back from the holidays, the Apple sphere finally began spinning at high speed again — particularly after Apple's announcement that it plans to pump a lot of money into the U.S. economy through 2023.

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Friday, January 19, 2018

South Korean prosecutors probe Apple over iPhone slowdowns

South Korean prosecutors probe Apple over iPhone slowdowns

A day after a South Korean consumer group filed a complaint against Apple over the company's handling of iPhone battery issues, prosecutors on Friday said they have launched a probe to determine whether the iPhone slowdown debacle amounts to planned obsolescence.

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Weekend Deals: $200 off 15" MacBook Pros; $150-$500 off 13" models; iPads from $299; plus no tax outside NY & NJ

Weekend Deals: $200 off 15

From headphones to loaded MacBook Pros, we're rounding up the best deals on Apple devices, software and accessories. Save up to $500 on 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros. Or pick up a 10.5" iPad Pro for $599. Headphones start at $38.99, while new Apple Music subscribers can sign up for a 4-month free trial of the service.

Apple's iOS 11 installed on 65% of compatible devices, up 6% from December

Apple's iOS 11 installed on 65% of compatible devices, up 6% from December

Apple on Friday updated its developer website with fresh iOS 11 adoption statistics, revealing 65 percent of compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices are now running the current generation operating system.

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Apple stands by Microsoft against 'global search warrant' as case moves to Supreme Court

Apple stands by Microsoft against 'global search warrant' as case moves to Supreme Court

Microsoft's long-running battle with the Department of Justice over a federal court ruling that could force American companies to hand data about foreign customers over to the U.S. government will soon be heard by the Supreme Court.

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Apple's HomePod gets FCC approval, hinting at upcoming launch

Apple's HomePod gets FCC approval, hinting at upcoming launch

Adding to evidence that the HomePod is nearing an official release, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission has given its stamp of approval for the device.

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Apple's Tim Cook talks education, says he wouldn't want his nephew using social media

Apple's Tim Cook talks education, says he wouldn't want his nephew using social media

As part of a European tour to promote Apple's new university coding courses, the company's potentate sat for a wide-ranging discussion during a stop at Harlow College in the U.K.

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Voice commands coming to Amazon's Alexa app for iPhone & iPad

Voice commands coming to Amazon's Alexa app for iPhone & iPad

People wanting to make use of Amazon's Alexa voice assistant will soon be able to talk to it through the company's iOS app, instead of depending on an Echo speaker or other compatible device.

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Apple hires away tech team from SVDS, potentially to improve enterprise business

Apple hires away tech team from SVDS, potentially to improve enterprise business

Apple has reportedly hired a number of employees away from startup Silicon Valley Data Science, providing roles to members of the firm's technology team, including co-founders and the CEO, with the move potentially made to help Apple improve its partnerships with enterprise customers.

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Apple issues beta 5 for watchOS 4.2.2, beta 6 for macOS 10.13.3, beta 7 for iOS 11.2.5

Apple issues beta 5 for watchOS 4.2.2, beta 6 for macOS 10.13.3, beta 7 for iOS 11.2.5

Three new betas have been released by Apple for developer testing, with new versions of iOS 11.2.5, macOS 10.13.3 and watchOS 4.2.2 now available.

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ExclusiveLowest Prices Ever: 13" Touch Bar MacBook Pro for $1,299; iMacs as low as $799; plus no tax in 48 states and 0% financing

Lowest Prices Ever: 13

Kicking off 2018, shoppers can save $500 on Apple's 2016 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar in Space Gray. Now $1,299 with our exclusive coupon, this is the lowest price we've seen to date on this model. Closeout iMacs also start at just $799, a discount of $300 to $420 off. All with no tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ and 0% financing OAC.

FeatureHow the AppleInsider podcast is recorded and edited

How the AppleInsider podcast is recorded and edited

As the AppleInsider podcast approaches 160 episodes, one of the most common questions we still receive is how the show itself is produced. Our host Victor Marks offers a rundown of his process, including the hardware and software used to bring the weekly news program to life.

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'Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery' trailer released, 'Hero Academy' sequel hits iPhone and iPad

'Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery' trailer released, 'Hero Academy' sequel hits iPhone and iPad

More details about PortKey Games' second 'Harry Potter' title destined for iOS have surfaced via a new trailer, meanwhile Robot Entertainment has shipped the sequel to 'Hero Academy' on iPhone and iPad, refreshing the original game by switching out asynchronous combat for real-time gameplay.

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Amazon boosts monthly Prime subscriptions to $12.99 per month, retains $99 annual fee

Amazon boosts monthly Prime subscriptions to $12.99 per month, retains $99 annual fee

Amazon slightly jacked the fee for monthly Amazon Prime subscribers by $2, making the annual subscription a better value than it was before.

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Analysts say shareholders could win big from Apple's overseas cash repatriation

Analysts say shareholders could win big from Apple's overseas cash repatriation

Apple's plan to repatriate the majority of its overseas cash holdings to the United States will majorly benefit its shareholders, analysts claim, with the company expected to use part of the cash influx to increase its share buyback programs and significantly boost dividend payments.

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Def Leppard puts discography on Apple Music, other streaming services

Def Leppard puts discography on Apple Music, other streaming services

British rock bank Def Leppard — best known for songs like "Rock of Ages" and "Pour Some Sugar on Me" — has released its complete back catalog on streaming music services, including Apple Music and Spotify.

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Apple holds onto decade-plus streak at top of Fortune's 'Most Admired Companies'

Apple holds onto decade-plus streak at top of Fortune's 'Most Admired Companies'

For the 11th year in a row, Apple on Friday took the top spot on Fortune's annual "World's Most Admired Companies" list, this time based on the opinions of some 3,900 executives, directors, analysts, and experts.

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Apple starts search for retail employees to staff its upcoming Washington D.C. Carnegie Library store

Apple starts search for retail employees to staff its upcoming Washington D.C. Carnegie Library store

Apple has put the call out for employees at its store in the Carnegie Library in Washington D.C, with the company's Jobs at Apple board showing listings for a variety of positions at the retail location, in preparation for its opening later this year.

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FeatureAppleInsider Podcast interviews Scott Harkins of Honeywell, talks about Tim Cook's response to iPhone batteries, foreign cash

AppleInsider Podcast interviews Scott Harkins of Honeywell, talks about Tim Cook's response to iPhone batteries, foreign cash

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Mike talk about batteries, foreign cash repatriation, and Scott Harkins of Honeywell joins to talk about Lyric and HomeKit home security.

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Apple-made Swift curriculum coming to 70 European colleges & universities

Apple-made Swift curriculum coming to 70 European colleges & universities

Apple on Friday announced that its "App Development with Swift" curriculum is being adopted by 70 European schools, including ones in the U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Luxembourg, Poland, and Portugal.

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If iPhone X demand is less than expected, analyst expects it to be 'end of life' when replacements ship

If iPhone X demand is less than expected, analyst expects it to be 'end of life' when replacements ship

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has weighed in on iPhone X production rumors, also believing that there has been a reduction in orders — and because of weak demand the iPhone X design may be a one-up with production ceasing in the summer when replacements for the fall are being produced.

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Apple CEO Tim Cook named in South Korean complaint over iPhone slowdowns

Apple CEO Tim Cook named in South Korean complaint over iPhone slowdowns

South Korean consumer group Citizens United for Consumer Sovereignty this week filed a criminal complaint against Apple CEO Tim Cook, alleging the company's decision to throttle iPhones with depleted batteries amounts to destruction of property and fraud.

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Trump talks up Apple's $350B US investment, says thanked Tim Cook by phone

Trump talks up Apple's $350B US investment, says thanked Tim Cook by phone

Apple is apparently back in Donald Trump's good graces following the company's announcement of a $350 billion U.S. investment, with chief executive Tim Cook said to be on the receiving end of an adulatory phone call.

VideoWatch: Apple's iMac Pro vs 2013 Mac Pro with benchmarks and specs (Part 1)

Watch: Apple's iMac Pro vs 2013 Mac Pro with benchmarks and specs (Part 1)

In the first part of our series, we put our $5,000 iMac Pro to the test against one of the most popular configurations of the Mac Pro, to see how much of a performance difference you can expect between the two machines.

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Apple revamps App Store Preview web interface with iOS 11 aesthetic

Apple revamps App Store Preview web interface with iOS 11 aesthetic

Apple on Thursday issued a redesign for the App Store web interface, with app searches on Safari, Chrome and other browsers now rendering a bold design aesthetic and elements borrowed from the iOS 11 App Store app.

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Opposed by Apple, 'right to repair' bills nonetheless pile up in state capitols

Opposed by Apple, 'right to repair' bills nonetheless pile up in state capitols

Some 17 states have now introduced so-called "right to repair" legislation despite strident opposition from consumer electronics manufacturers, including Apple.

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Apple to decide location of new campus without public bidding process

Apple to decide location of new campus without public bidding process

Following comments from CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday, Apple on Thursday confirmed it will not hold a public auction to decide the site of a new U.S. campus that will be built in part using money repatriated from the company's overseas cash hoard.

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iPhone chip supplier TSMC anticipates drop in premium phone shipments, Bitcoin to fuel growth

iPhone chip supplier TSMC anticipates drop in premium phone shipments, Bitcoin to fuel growth

Chip manufacturer TSMC is anticipating a decline in shipments for premium smartphones this year, advising during its fourth-quarter earnings briefing that orders relating to cheaper mobile devices will rise slightly, with company growth likely to occur through embracing cryptocurrencies.

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Once-blocked Net Neutrality-tracking app Wehe will be allowed in the iOS App Store

Once-blocked Net Neutrality-tracking app Wehe will be allowed in the iOS App Store

Apple blocked Wehe, an app to test net neutrality compliance — but after the developer provided more information, the company has reversed its decision and is now allowing the app in the store.

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Amazon narrows the field of candidates for its $5B second headquarters to 20 cities across North America

Amazon narrows the field of candidates for its $5B second headquarters to 20 cities across North America

Amazon has revealed its list of candidates for building a new headquarters in North America, publishing a shortlist of 20 cities and metropolitan areas that are still in the running to host the online retail giant's second base of operations.

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Microsoft improves Office 2016 for Mac with real-time collaboration & automatic cloud saves

Microsoft improves Office 2016 for Mac with real-time collaboration & automatic cloud saves

Microsoft on Thursday released a major update of Offce 2016 for the Mac, adding features such as real-time collaboration and automatic saves for cloud-based files.

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Apple, Samsung under investigation by Italian government over planned obsolescence allegations

Apple, Samsung under investigation by Italian government over planned obsolescence allegations

Italy's antitrust organization has launched a probe investigating allegations that Apple and Samsung use software updates not as a tool to secure or expand upon smartphone capabilities, but to speed up the aging process and force users to buy new phones.

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Fix for 'chaiOS' malicious link that crashes Messages coming in next iOS update

Fix for 'chaiOS' malicious link that crashes Messages coming in next iOS update

The iPhone-crashing "chaiOS" bug in Messages is getting a fix, with Apple confirming that a patch is due "next week" to solve the problem.

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Podcast network TWiT sues Twitter for trademark infringement over social network's video push

Podcast network TWiT sues Twitter for trademark infringement over social network's video push

Twitter has been targeted in a lawsuit from podcast production company TWiT, with the social network accused of trademark infringement and a breach of contract after it started expanding into providing streaming video content to its users.

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Apple Macintosh logo by Andy Warhol goes up for auction, valued up to $30K

Apple Macintosh logo by Andy Warhol goes up for auction, valued up to $30K

A rare piece of art history is now up for sale in the form of an Apple Macintosh logo painted and signed by pop artist Andy Warhol.

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EU says Apple's cash repatriation plans won't alleviate Irish $15.9B back tax payments

EU says Apple's cash repatriation plans won't alleviate Irish $15.9B back tax payments

Though Apple is planning to pay the U.S. some $38 billion in taxes on repatriated foreign cash, that won't impact how much it owes in Ireland, a spokesman for the European Commission said on Thursday.

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