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Friday, February 23, 2018

French court denies Apple injunction against tax protests

French court denies Apple injunction against tax protests

A Parisian court has blocked Apple's attempt to prevent Attac — the Association for the Taxation of Financial Transactions and Citizen's Action — from staging protests at the company's French retail stores.

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ReviewReview: MacBook users should consider the IOGear USB-C Compact Docking Station, MacBook Pro owners need not apply

Review: MacBook users should consider the IOGear USB-C Compact Docking Station, MacBook Pro owners need not apply

The IOGear USB-C Compact Docking Station with Power Delivery Pass-Thru is a port-replacement peripheral for USB 3.1 type C gear, but isn't ideal for Apple's entire portable line.

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EditorialChinese discount phone makers were supposed to rival Apple's iPhone globally. Instead, they're dying off within China

Chinese discount phone makers were supposed to rival Apple's iPhone globally. Instead, they're dying off within China

Ever since iPhones officially went on sale in China back in 2009, pundits have claimed that local production of cheaper smartphones would not only block Apple's growth prospects in China but also invade smartphone markets globally. They were wrong, here's why.

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Personality model casts Apple CEO Tim Cook as 'Advisor,' emphasizing values

Personality model casts Apple CEO Tim Cook as 'Advisor,' emphasizing values

A psychological test once used by NASA categorizes Apple's Tim Cook as an "Advisor," based on linguistics analysis of 10 minutes of his public speaking, according to a "behavioral analytics" firm.

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TipsHow to AirPlay music to your HomePod from Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Music, and Apple Music

How to AirPlay music to your HomePod from Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Music, and Apple Music

The HomePod is not strictly limited to Apple Music playback through Siri — it is also an AirPlay target, and can recieve an audio signal from nearly every app on your iPhone. Here are some of the most common apps, and where to tap to get that to play on your new speaker.

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FeatureAppleInsider podcast talks HomePod, AirPlay 2, HomeKit, and new AirPods

AppleInsider podcast talks HomePod, AirPlay 2, HomeKit, and new AirPods

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Neil talk about Neil's Siri experience on HomePod, iOS betas that formerly had AirPlay 2, and HomeKit baby cameras.

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Director Steven Soderbergh's shot-on-iPhone 'Unsane' feature premieres at Berlin film festival

Director Steven Soderbergh's shot-on-iPhone 'Unsane' feature premieres at Berlin film festival

Acclaimed Hollywood director Steven Soderbergh spoke to the press at the premiere of his latest feature film, "Unsane," at the Berlin film festival on Wednesday, expounding on the benefits of using an iPhone to shoot the psychological thriller.

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ExclusiveLowest Prices Anywhere: $900 off loaded 15" MacBook Pros; premium 10.5" iPad Pros from $699; $500-$1,000 off iMac Pros

Lowest Prices Anywhere: $900 off loaded 15

More exclusives have just arrived! In addition to deals on iMacs and iPads, B&H is now knocking $900 off two Late 2016 15" MacBook Pros with an abundance of upgrades, including faster processors, extra storage and better graphics. Prices for the premium models start at just $1,899 with no tax outside NY and NJ.

Apple's AirPower mat inches closer to release, again said to arrive in March

Apple's AirPower mat inches closer to release, again said to arrive in March

Following up on rumors earlier this month, Japanese publication Mac Otakara has confirmed with its own sources that Apple plans to initiate sales of its hotly anticipated AirPower wireless charging mat in March.

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Intel failed to disclose Meltdown and Spectre to government until flaws made public, Apple and others confirm

Intel failed to disclose Meltdown and Spectre to government until flaws made public, Apple and others confirm

Apple, Google parent Alphabet and Intel in letters to lawmakers on Thursday revealed a bit of background information concerning the recent airing of Meltdown and Spectre chip vulnerabilities, saying Intel notified U.S. cyber security officials of the flaws only after their existence was made public.

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Apple repair facility in California made about 1,600 false alarm 911 calls since October

Apple repair facility in California made about 1,600 false alarm 911 calls since October

Emergency dispatch centers in Elk Grove and Sacramento, Calif., have over the past four months seen an increasing number of false alarm calls originate from an Apple facility in the area, with workers there fielding about 20 such calls per day.

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Latest Apple Pay & Instacart tie-up offers free delivery through Feb. 28

Latest Apple Pay & Instacart tie-up offers free delivery through Feb. 28

Apple has once again partnered with Instacart to promote Apple Pay, enabling free delivery for people who order groceries through Instacart's iPhone and iPad app.

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Deals: 13" MacBook Pros from $1,199 ($100-$300 off); $120-$150 off 27" iMac 5Ks; iPhone 6 & 6s from $159 + free GC

Deals: 13

New discounts have gone into effect today on a variety of Apple devices, from $100 to $300 off current 13" MacBook Pros to upgraded 27" iMac 5Ks from $1,859 with no tax outside NY and NJ. Deals on iPhones are also going on now with CPO prices starting at $99, while refurbished 6 models are as low as $159 with a free $10 gift card.

Apple's Irish tax bill close to finalization, "in the ballpark" of $16 billion

Apple's Irish tax bill close to finalization,

The head of Ireland's Revenue Commission has advised the calculations of Apple's unpaid tax bill are almost complete, with the final total the iPhone producer will be expected to pay the government thought to be around 13 billion euro ($16 billion), close to initial estimates for the European Commission-mandated payment.

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Informal testing finds Apple Maps arrival times are 'intentionally conservative' to provide a good user experience

Informal testing finds Apple Maps arrival times are 'intentionally conservative' to provide a good user experience

A months-long, quasi-scientific test of the three leading car navigation apps — Apple Maps, Google Maps, and Waze — found that Apple's software regularly overestimates trip times, which may help drivers arrive on time or even early.

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Apple raises screenshot limit for App Store listings to 10 images

Apple raises screenshot limit for App Store listings to 10 images

Apple has made it easier for developers to show off their app in App Store listings for the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Apple Watch, by increasing the maximum number of screenshots that can be included in a product page to 10 images per device.

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Apple hires video production veteran Carol Trussell away from Gaumont Television

Apple hires video production veteran Carol Trussell away from Gaumont Television

Apple has hired Gaumont Television executive Carol Trussell as the head of production for Apple's nascent video effort.

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Apple's iPhone outpaces overall smartphone market, Gartner finds

Apple's iPhone outpaces overall smartphone market, Gartner finds

New data from market analyst firm Gartner saw Apple's holiday percent of sales slightly drop to 17.9 percent, with Samsung holding a slight edge at 18.2 percent in a contracting market fighting a consumer base reluctant to upgrade.

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ExclusiveKiller Deals: Save $70 to $350 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states & 0% financing [u]

Killer Deals: Save $70 to $350 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states & 0% financing [u]

New, lower prices! AppleInsider readers can take advantage of exclusive coupons and instant discounts this week to instantly save between $70 and $350 on every Mid 2017 MacBook Pro, including Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15" MacBook Pro. Plus, sales tax will not be collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ and systems qualify for 0% OAC.

VideoVideo: Apple HomePod vs. Google Home Max

Video: Apple HomePod vs. Google Home Max

Apple's HomePod and Google's Home Max are both vying for the high end of the audio market. But which one is worth your hard earned cash? AppleInsider put these premium speakers to the test to tell you which one wins out.

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Apple Pay used by estimated 127M users globally, but analyst claims only 16 percent of iPhones used for payments

Apple Pay used by estimated 127M users globally, but analyst claims only 16 percent of iPhones used for payments

Apple Pay is continuing to grow year-on-year, according to research by Loup Ventures, but while the adoption rate for Apple Pay by its users has reportedly jumped, it is claimed the mobile payments service is still being used by a relatively small proportion of iPhone users.

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FCC net neutrality protections to expire on Apr. 23 without intervention

FCC net neutrality protections to expire on Apr. 23 without intervention

The Title II protections that currently enforce net neutrality among U.S. internet service providers will disappear on Apr. 23, unless another party is able to intervene.

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Apple releases photos of first retail outlet in Austria ahead of Feb. 24 opening

Apple releases photos of first retail outlet in Austria ahead of Feb. 24 opening

In preparation for the opening of its first Apple store in Austria on Saturday, Feb. 24, Apple has released new photographs of both the outside and the inside of its latest retail location, showing customers in Vienna what to expect when they visit the new outlet.

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Apple said to be upgrading AirPods with 'Hey Siri' & better water resistance

Apple said to be upgrading AirPods with 'Hey Siri' & better water resistance

Apple is reportedly planning to treat AirPods like its flagship devices, releasing relatively frequent iterations — beginning with an update this year.

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Apple's latest iPhone X ad touts development of Portrait Lighting

Apple's latest iPhone X ad touts development of Portrait Lighting

Apple in a new iPhone X commercial posted to its YouTube channel on Wednesday provides a closer look at the handset's Portrait Lighting feature, showing how powerful image processing software is used to create studio quality photos without a studio.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Apple accounts for new ARKit 1.5 features in updated developer resources

Apple accounts for new ARKit 1.5 features in updated developer resources

Apple this week updated its Human Interface Guidelines for iOS with new entries covering augmented reality experiences, making adjustments and additions to best practices used by developers creating apps with ARKit 1.5.

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Smart speaker satisfaction at 89 percent, HomePod adoption hits 3 percent, survey finds

Smart speaker satisfaction at 89 percent, HomePod adoption hits 3 percent, survey finds

A new survey from Gene Munster's Loup Ventures found 89 percent of smart speaker owners are satisfied with their device, but despite coming packed with virtual assistant technology, most use the to play music or check the weather.

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ExclusiveUnbeatable iPad Deals: 256GB 10.5" iPad Pro for $699 ($100 off); 512GB LTE for $949 ($180 off); plus $20 off AppleCare

Unbeatable iPad Deals: 256GB 10.5

Exclusive deals keep rolling in! Readers this week can snap up a 256GB 10.5" iPad Pro for just $699 with no tax outside NY and NJ. Or pick up a loaded 512GB model with cellular capability for $949, a $180 discount. AppleCare protection plans for the tablets are also $20 off for a limited time.

Apple Music official digital music partner for 2018 BRIT Awards

Apple Music official digital music partner for 2018 BRIT Awards

Apple in a tweet on Wednesday announced its role as the official digital music partner of the 2018 BRIT Awards, and took advantage of the position with special ads, Apple Music playlists, interviews and more.

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T-Mobile plans $200-plus discount on Apple's iPhone X starting Feb. 23

T-Mobile plans $200-plus discount on Apple's iPhone X starting Feb. 23

Looking to snag a key demographic, T-Mobile is offering U.S. customers a discount of over $200 on an iPhone X, starting this Friday.

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Snapchat response to user revolt over iPhone app redesign advises of new features, no rollback to earlier version

Snapchat response to user revolt over iPhone app redesign advises of new features, no rollback to earlier version

Snapchat has responded to calls from users demanding a rollback of an update to the image sharing app, though while the firm acknowledges the high number of complaints, it advises it will not be reversing its design changes, but instead will make it easier for people to use.

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Netgear adds HomeKit compatibility to Arlo Baby Smart HD Monitoring Camera

Netgear adds HomeKit compatibility to Arlo Baby Smart HD Monitoring Camera

Netgear has issued an update to its Arlo Baby Smart HD Monitoring Camera that adds support for HomeKit, a change that now allows homeowners to watch a live video stream from the camera through the Home app on their iPhone or iPad, as well as by asking Siri to view the feed.

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Dish's Sling TV tops internet TV providers with 2.21M subscribers

Dish's Sling TV tops internet TV providers with 2.21M subscribers

Sling TV reached 2.21 million subscribers during the fourth quarter, Dish announced on Wednesday, marking the first time the company has broken Sling figures out from broader numbers.

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Third watchOS 4.3 developer beta available alongside iOS 11.3 and macOS 10.13.4 public test versions

Third watchOS 4.3 developer beta available alongside iOS 11.3 and macOS 10.13.4 public test versions

Apple has issued the third developer's beta test version of watchOS 4.3, and has released public beta test versions of iOS 11.3, and macOS High Sierra 10.13.4.

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Sonnet ships 1 terabyte version of the Fusion Thunderbolt 3 PCIe Flash Drive

Sonnet ships 1 terabyte version of the Fusion Thunderbolt 3 PCIe Flash Drive

Thunderbolt 3 GPU enclosure vendor Sonnet has started shipping another Mac-related accessory, by offering a version of its Fusion Thunderbolt 3 PCIe Flash Drive that includes 1 terabyte of storage to users requiring a portable high-speed solid state external drive.

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TipsIf you're having problems with iOS 11.2.6 and your AirPods, disconnect them, then re-link to your iPhone

If you're having problems with iOS 11.2.6 and your AirPods, disconnect them, then re-link to your iPhone

Reports are circulating that some users are experiencing odd behavior from connected AirPods following the iOS 11.2.6 update — but there's an easy fix and it will only take a few minutes.

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'Fire Emblem Heroes' most profitable Nintendo/DeNA mobile game, 'Angry Birds Champions' tournaments have cash prizes

'Fire Emblem Heroes' most profitable Nintendo/DeNA mobile game, 'Angry Birds Champions' tournaments have cash prizes

The most successful Nintendo/DeNA smartphone game so far has been "Fire Emblem Heroes," pulling in about $295 million worldwide in its first year, according to recent data. But, competitor Rovio might challenge that with the new "Angry Birds Champions" which allows users to win cash prizes in online tournaments.

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FaceTime helps save New York woman's life after stroke symptoms spotted during call

FaceTime helps save New York woman's life after stroke symptoms spotted during call

A New York City woman claims Apple's FaceTime helped save her life, after symptoms of a stroke were spotted by her sister during a transatlantic conversation, leading her to seek medical assistance for the affliction.

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Apple has long-term plan, is working on products 'way out in the 2020s'

Apple has long-term plan, is working on products 'way out in the 2020s'

Following up on a "Most Innovative Company" award, business magazine Fast Company on Wednesday published a wide-ranging interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook, covering topics like the stock market, long-term plans, and the importance of Apple Music to the bottom line.

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