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Friday, December 07, 2018

VideoHands on with the new features in watchOS 5.1.2

Hands on with the new features in watchOS 5.1.2

Apple just released watchOS 5.1.2 to Apple Watch owners with a litany of features despite numbering suggesting is is only a minor update. AppleInsider goes hands on, and shows you the big changes.

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Sunday, December 09, 2018

Hands-OnHands on: Must-have Mac audio tool Loopback reworked with major visual changes

Hands on: Must-have Mac audio tool Loopback reworked with major visual changes

True, Rogue Amoeba's Loopback 2 is only a must-have app if you ever work with audio — but you probably do, so it likely is. The tool for routing audio between apps and audio devices gets a makeover and doesn't add new features but greatly refines what it has.

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ExclusiveGreen Monday deal: Apple's high-end 1TB 2018 15" MacBook Pro for $2,899 ($300 off)

Green Monday deal: Apple's high-end 1TB 2018 15

Exclusively for AI readers, B&H Photo is taking $300 off Apple's high-end Mid 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro. Pick up the 1TB model with an upgraded processor and top-of-the-line graphics for $2,899. Plus, take advantage of free expedited shipping and no tax collected in many states.

Saturday, December 08, 2018

B&H Green Monday Apple deals: $269 iPads; $1,059 2018 MacBook Airs; 13" MacBook Pros from $1,129; 15" MacBook Pros from $2,099

B&H Green Monday Apple deals: $269 iPads; $1,059 2018 MacBook Airs; 13

B&H Photo has launched aggressive Green Monday discounts on Apple's latest hardware with free expedited delivery in time for Christmas. Find 2018 MacBook Airs on sale from $1,059 ($130 to $150 off), 15" MacBook Pros for $2,099 ($300 off), Apple Watches from $274 (up to $110 off), 2018 iPads for $269 and more.

Holiday gift ideas: Find the best deals & lowest prices on MacBooks, iPads, iMacs and Apple Watches

Holiday gift ideas: Find the best deals & lowest prices on MacBooks, iPads, iMacs and Apple Watches

Looking for the perfect holiday gift? AppleInsider has rounded up the best deals on everything from Apple Watches to iMac Pros, with cash discounts of up to $1,300 off. Many of these deals end today, so don't delay.

ReviewReview: The MacBook Pro with Vega 20 ups the ante of performance and price

Review: The MacBook Pro with Vega 20 ups the ante of performance and price

The i9 MacBook Pro is a feat of engineering and design that Apple has carried forward for the last three models, but choices made at the inception of the line are echoing forward to today, still cutting back a very little bit on what the computer could be, even with the new Vega 20 graphics.

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Amazon drops more Apple Deals: $279 iPads, $499 10.5-inch iPad Pros, $1,069 2018 MacBook Airs; $50 off Apple Watch

Amazon drops more Apple Deals: $279 iPads, $499 10.5-inch iPad Pros, $1,069 2018 MacBook Airs; $50 off Apple Watch

With just two weeks to go in the holiday shopping season, Amazon has restocked some of its most popular Apple offerings and is offering them at the lowest prices, including 2018 iPads for $279 ($50 off), $50 off Apple Watches; 13-inch MacBook Pros for $1,129 ($170 off), and 2018 MacBook Airs for $1,069 ($130 off). Grab them while you can, as they're unlikely to last long.

Friday, December 07, 2018

Apple rings in holidays with Beer Bash featuring Idina Menzel, Toys for Tots drive

Apple rings in holidays with Beer Bash featuring Idina Menzel, Toys for Tots drive

Apple employees on Friday participated in a pair of yearly traditions at the company's One Infinite Loop campus in California, donating goods to the Toys for Tots Program before enjoying a Beer Bash performance featuring Idina Menzel.

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Apple hires CEO of prescription tracking startup Mango Health

Apple hires CEO of prescription tracking startup Mango Health

Apple has hired the former CEO of medication tracking start-up Mango Health Jason Oberfest, with the employment of the executive potentially indicating Apple wants to move its health and fitness-related efforts into helping users manage their medication.

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Verizon switches on eSIMs for owners of iPhone XS, XS Max & XR

Verizon switches on eSIMs for owners of iPhone XS, XS Max & XR

U.S. carrier Verizon is beginning to activate eSIM lines for Apple's dual-SIM iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max, according to subscribers.

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Apple appears to have three new Smart Battery Cases ready to go

Apple appears to have three new Smart Battery Cases ready to go

If clues in Apple's recently released iOS and watchOS updates are anything to go by, we may see new Smart Battery cases for all three of the latest iPhones before the end of 2018.

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ECG feature in Apple Watch is already saving lives [u]

ECG feature in Apple Watch is already saving lives [u]

The electrocardiogram function of the Apple Watch Series 4 went live as part of the watchOS 5.1.2 update released on Thursday is already proving its usefulness.

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TipsHow to pick the best monitor for your new Mac mini

How to pick the best monitor for your new Mac mini

Apple neither supplies a monitor with your new Mac mini, nor presently makes one itself that you can use with it. However, plenty of other firms do. AppleInsider looks at displays, and what you need to know to make the right choice for you.

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Apple's Beddit emerges from hibernation with Beddit Sleep Monitor 3.5

Apple's Beddit emerges from hibernation with Beddit Sleep Monitor 3.5

Apple-owned Beddit on Friday made a surprise product launch, releasing a very slightly revised version of its namesake sleep tracker.

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ExclusiveHere's where to get the lowest prices on Apple's upgraded 2018 MacBook Pros for the holidays

Here's where to get the lowest prices on Apple's upgraded 2018 MacBook Pros for the holidays

Apple authorized reseller Adorama has just issued steeper markdowns on Apple's CTO 2018 MacBook Pros for the holidays, with combined instant and coupon savings totaling up to $300 off with no tax outside NY and NJ. These deals, which offer shoppers the lowest prices available, are available only at AppleInsider.

Qualcomm's president says Apple iPhone modem saga will end soon — but that seems unlikely

Qualcomm's president says Apple iPhone modem saga will end soon — but that seems unlikely

Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon believes that the legal battle with Apple over the iPhone modem could end in 2019, but if history — and Apple's remarks — are any indication, that's a long-shot.

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Morgan Stanley cuts Apple stock price target over weak Chinese iPhone demand

Morgan Stanley cuts Apple stock price target over weak Chinese iPhone demand

Analysts from Morgan Stanley are the latest to cut their price target for Apple stock, with longer smartphone replacement cycles in China apparently to blame.

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iPhone assembler Pegatron may move to Indonesia over tariff fears

iPhone assembler Pegatron may move to Indonesia over tariff fears

Apple's iPhone assembly partner Pegatron appears to be making a move to Indonesia to sidestep the US/China trade dispute, despite recent news of a truce.

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FeatureHere are all the receivers and speakers that are getting AirPlay 2

Here are all the receivers and speakers that are getting AirPlay 2

AirPlay 2 is a small but important addition to Apple's platforms, allowing audio to be played on multiple devices simultaneously. Here's a list of the compatible speakers and receivers promised so far, and where available, the dates AirPlay 2 support is expected. [Updated Dec. 7]

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Deal Extended: $225 off every 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Vega graphics

Deal Extended: $225 off every 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Vega graphics

Back by popular demand, Apple authorized reseller Adorama is knocking $225 off every 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Vega 16 or Vega 20 graphics for a limited time. Plus, Adorama will not collect sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

FeatureQualcomm, Michael Simmons on DJay, Ron Johnson on Steve Jobs, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

Qualcomm, Michael Simmons on DJay, Ron Johnson on Steve Jobs, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor speaks with Michael Simmons who works with Algoriddim on DJay, which was a part of the iPad Pro keynote this year. Victor and William talk about Qualcomm, opposition research PR firms, 5G phones, and more.

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Apple acquires A&R startup Platoon with focus on new & emerging artists

Apple acquires A&R startup Platoon with focus on new & emerging artists

Apple has reportedly acquired the talent-scouting and development startup Platoon, a firm set up in the UK by Saul Klein and Denzyl Feigelson, with the latter formerly an Apple executive responsible for the popular iTunes Music Festival.

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Apple's iPhone XR named best single-lens smartphone by DxOMark

Apple's iPhone XR named best single-lens smartphone by DxOMark

The photography software firm's benchmarking arm praises Apple for improvements to flash but criticizes zoom shots and low-light images. For overall quality, the iPhone XR still beats the previous best phone, the Google Pixel 2.

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Apple Store app sends rare push notification to promote new iPhone models

Apple Store app sends rare push notification to promote new iPhone models

Apple on Thursday sent out a rare push notification promoting its latest iPhone XR and XS models to iPhone Upgrade Program members, continuing an advertising blitz that began with a limited time trade-in offer last month.

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Thursday, December 06, 2018

Australia passes contentious encryption bill opposed by Apple, other tech companies

Australia passes contentious encryption bill opposed by Apple, other tech companies

The Australia parliament on Thursday passed a set of new cybersecurity measures that compels technology companies to furnish law enforcement agencies access to encrypted customer messages, a law that Apple and other tech firms railed against during its draft period.

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T-Mobile previews eSIM activation app for iPhone ahead of December launch

T-Mobile previews eSIM activation app for iPhone ahead of December launch

In preparation of a wide public launch expected before the end of the year, T-Mobile on Thursday previewed eSIM activation app for iPhone that will allow iPhone XS and XR owners to configure a second line on their device without visiting a retail store.

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Hands-OnHands on: Twelve South leather cases for iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR

Hands on: Twelve South leather cases for iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR

As they do every year, Twelve South refreshed their lineup of cases — Journal, BookBook, and SurfacePad — for the latest iPhones. We tested them out on our new iPhone XS Max to see how they hold up.

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EditorialQualcomm's Snapdragon 855 is over a year behind Apple's A12 Bionic, lacks a premium Android audience

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 is over a year behind Apple's A12 Bionic, lacks a premium Android audience

At its Snapdragon Tech Summit, Qualcomm outlined its new 855, a chip it hopes will power the next generation of premium Androids. It addresses silicon work Apple has driven in its Application Processors leading up to the latest A12 Bionic, but it's less clear who will be building high-end Androids with Qualcomm's most advanced processor yet, and for how long.

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Apple execs trying to escape family friendly-only brush with recent streaming negotiations

Apple execs trying to escape family friendly-only brush with recent streaming negotiations

Apple may be reconsidering its policy of "family friendly" content for its rumored video streaming service, after a report claims it is attempting to acquire the rights for an adaptation of a violent drama from Israel starring Richard Gere.

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ConnectSense ships HomeKit-ready Smart Outlet 2

ConnectSense ships HomeKit-ready Smart Outlet 2

ConnectSense on Thursday released the Smart Outlet 2, a HomeKit-compatible accessory that fits on top of a standard North American wall outlet.

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VideoHands on: How to use the ECG app on Apple Watch

Hands on: How to use the ECG app on Apple Watch

Announced during the introduction of the Apple Watch Series 4, Apple's long-promised ECG has finally arrived with the watchOS 5.1.2 update. We tried out the new electrocardiogram after updating our 44mm model.

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FeatureThese are the best holiday gift ideas for budding action photographers and videographers

These are the best holiday gift ideas for budding action photographers and videographers

Whether you have an eye on professional work or just recording your personal adventures, there are a lot of potential Apple-related gifts for shooting action footage — and we have some suggestions.

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FeatureAll of the future TV shows that Apple has in development

All of the future TV shows that Apple has in development

Moving past "Planet of the Apps" and "Carpool Karaoke," Apple is believed to be spending $1 billion or more on its first high-budget TV shows, which could hit screens as soon as March 2019. Here are the programs we know about so far, updated with details on Apple's examination of Israeli drama "Nevelot" rebooted for an American audience, starring Richard Gere.

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Apple shares 'Real Stories' videos of people saved by Apple Watch

Apple shares 'Real Stories' videos of people saved by Apple Watch

The Apple Watch can, and does, save lives. Apple has shared a pair of stories about how it has done so on YouTube.

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UBS cuts Apple target over potential smartphone market slowdown, iPhone XR sales

UBS cuts Apple target over potential smartphone market slowdown, iPhone XR sales

The smartphone market may be in decline, which, coupled with allegedly weak iPhone XR demand and more users looking at older iPhone models, is forcing UBS to cut its estimate for Apple's stock price.

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Microsoft rebuilding Edge browser on Chromium, porting to Mac

Microsoft rebuilding Edge browser on Chromium, porting to Mac

Microsoft on Thursday announced plans to rebuild its Edge browser, included with Windows 10, to run on Chromium — and in the process, port it to macOS for the first time.

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Apple rolls out watchOS 5.1.2 update, complete with ECG function

Apple rolls out watchOS 5.1.2 update, complete with ECG function

Following Thursday's early announcement of its arrival, Apple has released watchOS 5.1.2 to the public, allowing Apple Watch Series 4 users in the United States the ability to use the long-awaited electrocardiogram (ECG) function for the first time.

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Google killing Allo messaging service, sending iOS users elsewhere

Google killing Allo messaging service, sending iOS users elsewhere

Allo, once the vanguard platform of Google's plans for messaging, will officially shut down in March 2019.

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Lowest prices: 13" MacBook Pro w/ function keys for $1,149; 13" MacBook Pro w/ Touch Bar $1,599; 10.5" iPad Pros from $499

Lowest prices: 13

In stock with free delivery before Christmas, B&H Photo and Amazon have slashed prices on several current 13-inch MacBook Pros and 10.5-inch iPad Pros. Save $200 on Apple's 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar — or pick up a non-Touch Bar model for just $1,149. Meanwhile, 10.5-inch iPad Pros are on sale for as low as $499.