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Friday, November 16, 2018

ReviewiPad Pro 12.9-inch review: Putting Apple's 'pro' claim to the test

iPad Pro 12.9-inch review: Putting Apple's 'pro' claim to the test

Is the iPad Pro really a pro device? Apple seems to think so, but that is the question we set out to answer while looking at the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro by putting Apple's biggest and priciest tablet yet into the center of our professional workflow.

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Walmart forecast to usurp Apple as No. 3 online retailer in U.S., Amazon widens overwhelming lead

Walmart forecast to usurp Apple as No. 3 online retailer in U.S., Amazon widens overwhelming lead

Big-box retailer Walmart is predicted to overtake Apple as America's third-largest online retailer by the end of 2018, a result of a wider slowdown in smartphone and consumer electronic sales, according to a report Friday.

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Verizon rolls out 'My Numbers' feature for five lines on a single device, announces RCS support in early 2019

Verizon rolls out 'My Numbers' feature for five lines on a single device, announces RCS support in early 2019

Verizon on Friday launched My Numbers, a new service that allows customers to manage up to five lines — four of them virtual phone numbers — on a single smartphone via a standalone app. The largest wireless carrier in the U.S. by subscribers separately announced plans to roll out support for RCS texting in early 2019.

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Last remaining AirPort Wi-Fi accessories no longer on sale from Apple

Last remaining AirPort Wi-Fi accessories no longer on sale from Apple

Apple has stopped selling the last two products in its AirPort networking line, the AirPort Extreme and the Time Capsule, marking the end of an era.

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EditorialApple should keep Lightning for now, but USB-A has to die

Apple should keep Lightning for now, but USB-A has to die

USB-C is slowly, but surely, replacing all the cables in our lives and is trying to be the ubiquitous solution to power all our gadgets. The one holdback before the format can accomplish this task, is insistence on maintaining the USB-A connector, and our old friend, Apple's Lightning cable. One of them has to go, and it isn't Lightning.

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Adobe Lightroom CC adds support for 2018 iPads and iPhones, new Apple Pencil gestures

Adobe Lightroom CC adds support for 2018 iPads and iPhones, new Apple Pencil gestures

Adobe has issued an update for Lightroom CC that makes the photograph editing app work properly with Apple's latest iPhone releases, while the iPad version of the app supports the new iPad Pro range and the updated Apple Pencil.

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Three new Apple Watch Sport Loop and Sport Band color options available from Nike

Three new Apple Watch Sport Loop and Sport Band color options available from Nike

Nike has launched new Sports Bands and Sports Loops for the Apple Watch in its online store, with the additional color variants for the Nike+ branded straps adding three more options for fitness-oriented users to equip to their wearable devices.

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ExclusiveEarly Black Friday deals: 2018 13" MacBook Pros on sale from $1,649; 15" starting at $2,099 (up to $350 off)

Early Black Friday deals: 2018 13

The lowest prices of the year are back as Black Friday nears, with discounts of up to $350 off Apple's current 2018 MacBook Pro. Plus, take advantage of no tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ, and 0% financing for 12 months.

EditorialYouTuber unsurprisingly discovers that if you try to bend an iPad Pro, it will actually break

YouTuber unsurprisingly discovers that if you try to bend an iPad Pro, it will actually break

This just in: if you cut, scrape, burn, flex, and smash your iPad Pro there is a chance that it might break. This isn't what AppleInsider usually means by breaking news, but evidently, one YouTuber does.

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TipsHow to work with, edit, and share HEIC images without data loss

How to work with, edit, and share HEIC images without data loss

The image format used by iPhones has a lot of advantages but more than a year since its adoption, it's still not fully supported. AppleInsider examines the problems you can face editing HEIC images and what you can do about it.

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FeatureiPad USB-C, AAPL price, Apple poaching from Qualcomm and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

iPad USB-C, AAPL price, Apple poaching from Qualcomm and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Daniel Eran Dilger, Victor, and William mark the 200th episode talking stocks, iPad USB-C, Qualcomm engineers, Neil stops by, and we even give away some software.

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ExclusiveHere's where to get the lowest prices on Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro

Here's where to get the lowest prices on Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro

Apple authorized reseller Adorama has issued steep markdowns on Apple's brand-new 2018 MacBook Pro with combined instant and coupon savings totaling up to $350 off with no tax outside NY and NJ. These deals, which offer shoppers the lowest prices anywhere, are available only at AppleInsider.

Apple Pay adoption in Switzerland may have been hampered by colluding banks

Apple Pay adoption in Switzerland may have been hampered by colluding banks

Authorities in Switzerland have opened a probe into allegations major financial bodies in the country colluded to support the national mobile payment system TWINT in favor of rival systems Apple Pay and Samsung Pay, by actively boycotting the competing services.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Qualcomm might be using political campaign-style attack tactics against Apple

Qualcomm might be using political campaign-style attack tactics against Apple

Definers Public Affairs, the firm Facebook hired to go on the offensive against critics after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, might be leading an attack campaign targeting Apple at the behest of Qualcomm, new evidence suggests.

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US iPhones and iPads might soon access EU's Galileo satellite navigation system thanks to FCC order

US iPhones and iPads might soon access EU's Galileo satellite navigation system thanks to FCC order

Apple iPhone and iPad owners in the U.S. might soon see improvements to GPS accuracy and reliability, as the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday approved a request to grant consumer devices access to Europe's Galileo Global Navigation Satellite System.

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Apple earns A+ rating from toxic chemical watchdog

Apple earns A+ rating from toxic chemical watchdog

Mind the Store ranks retailers by their use of toxic chemicals in consumer products and how they are — or are not — working to reduce them.

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Apple shares photos shot on iPhone XR

Apple shares photos shot on iPhone XR

Following the release of iPhone XR last month, Apple on Thursday shared a collection of photos showing off the handset's image capture capabilities, from Smart HDR to Portrait selfies.

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Apple taps Oscar-winning studio behind 'Moonlight' to make feature films

Apple taps Oscar-winning studio behind 'Moonlight' to make feature films

Apple has made an agreement with independent studio A24 to produce films for the iPhone producer, movies which may be offered to consumers as part of Apple's long-rumored video streaming service that could launch in 2019.

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TipsHow to automate some frequent tasks to make your Mac work harder for you without spending another dime

How to automate some frequent tasks to make your Mac work harder for you without spending another dime

Before you even bother with Apple's powerful Automator and AppleScript tools, your Mac is capable of saving you time and speeding up your work every day.

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FeatureUSB-C cable shopping for an iPad or Thunderbolt 3 Mac is still a nightmare for consumers

USB-C cable shopping for an iPad or Thunderbolt 3 Mac is still a nightmare for consumers

USB-C is the future of computer connectivity, but in the two years we've been using it there remains a great deal of confusion over USB-C, Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1, and what any given cable with USB-C connectors is capable of. AppleInsider breaks it all down again, makes some specific cable recommendations, and talks about why we think it isn't the last time we're going to have this conversation.

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These pre-Black Friday deals deliver the lowest prices on MacBooks, iMacs, iPads & Apple Watches

These pre-Black Friday deals deliver the lowest prices on MacBooks, iMacs, iPads & Apple Watches

New markdowns are in effect now on Apple's current hardware with prices starting at just $879. These triple digit discounts offer shoppers the lowest prices available, complete with free expedited shipping to get you up and running in a matter of days.

Final Cut Pro X adds third-party extensions alongside video noise reduction and batch sharing features

Final Cut Pro X adds third-party extensions alongside video noise reduction and batch sharing features

Apple has added more functionality for to Final Cut Pro X for video editors to take advantage of, including workflow extensions for third-party apps and services and a number of other highly-requested features.

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Second watchOS 5.1.2 & third macOS 10.14.2, iOS 12.1.1, tvOS 12.11 developer betas available

Second watchOS 5.1.2 & third macOS 10.14.2, iOS 12.1.1, tvOS 12.11 developer betas available

Apple on Wednesday pushed out a new batch of developer betas, with participants in Apple's testing program now able to shake down the third developer betas of macOS 10.14.2, iOS 12.1.1. and tvOS 12.1.1, as well as the second developer beta for watchOS 5.1.2.

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iPhone unit sales concern overblown, doesn't cover Apple's business as a whole says Morgan Stanley

iPhone unit sales concern overblown, doesn't cover Apple's business as a whole says Morgan Stanley

Investors are overreacting to changes in the iPhone supply chain and manufacturing reports, Morgan Stanley suggests, with the company's continued Services growth highlighted as the better avenue for revenue increases than its hardware sales.

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Apple aggressively hiring 4G, 5G wireless engineers in Qualcomm's home turf

Apple aggressively hiring 4G, 5G wireless engineers in Qualcomm's home turf

Compounding Qualcomm's legal worries, Apple is reportedly recruiting engineers around the former's headquarters in San Diego for work on processors and wireless components — areas Qualcomm specializes in.

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ReviewReview: Apple's 11-inch iPad Pro is stunningly powerful, with a few key limitations

Review: Apple's 11-inch iPad Pro is stunningly powerful, with a few key limitations

Most reviews of the 2018 iPad Pro focus on asking if the new device can finally replace a laptop — but that's the wrong question. The real question is, does Apple truly want the iPad Pro to replace a laptop?

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Apple makes SIM-free version of iPhone XR available in the United States

Apple makes SIM-free version of iPhone XR available in the United States

Apple has started to offer the iPhone XR in a SIM-free option in the United States, with the most recent iPhone release now able to be acquired without it being provisioned for one of the country's four major carriers.

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Facebook denies report claiming Zuckerberg ordered execs to go Android-only

Facebook denies report claiming Zuckerberg ordered execs to go Android-only

Facebook on Thursday issued a denial of several claims in a recent New York Times report, which for instance said that CEO Mark Zuckerberg was so incensed by jabs from Apple CEO Tim Cook that he ordered executives to use Android devices instead of iPhones.

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Apple considering offline mode for Siri that could process voice locally on an iPhone

Apple considering offline mode for Siri that could process voice locally on an iPhone

Apple wants Siri to become more useful to users when not connected to the internet, including the possibility of an offline mode that does not rely on a backend server to assist with voice recognition or performing the required task, one that would be entirely performed on the user's device.

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Apple previews luxurious Champs-Elysees store in Paris ahead of Sunday launch

Apple previews luxurious Champs-Elysees store in Paris ahead of Sunday launch

Signaling the importance of the location, Apple on Thursday made a special announcement for its upcoming Champs-Elysees store, which opens in Paris on Sunday, November 18.

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Big mutual funds loaded up on AAPL in Q3, some now worrying about growth

Big mutual funds loaded up on AAPL in Q3, some now worrying about growth

Three big-name mutual funds loaded up on Apple stock in the third quarter, while bailing out of the other big names in tech — a move which is now setting up investors for short-term loss from shareholder sell-off.

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EditorialSupply chain channel check stories hurting skittish investors, enriching Apple's shareholders

Supply chain channel check stories hurting skittish investors, enriching Apple's shareholders

It might sound bad for investors long on Apple that the company's stock price has dipped so dramatically once again on new reports that claim supply chain rumors are somehow, suddenly a good way to forecast iPhone sales after being completely wrong year after year. But that's wrong, and here's why.

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Another Apple supplier slashes revenue forecast, prompts speculation of weak iPhone demand

Another Apple supplier slashes revenue forecast, prompts speculation of weak iPhone demand

Speculation of lower than expected iPhone demand continues to weigh on Apple stock prices as yet another component supplier, AMS AG, cuts revenue estimates for the current quarter. Three other key Apple suppliers reduced their respective forecasts this week.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Apple CEO Tim Cook to receive Anti-Defamation League award in December

Apple CEO Tim Cook to receive Anti-Defamation League award in December

Apple CEO Tim Cook will this December be the first recipient of the Anti-Defamation League's Courage Against Hate award, an honor bestowed in recognition of the executive's work toward social reform and forwarding human rights, the NGO announced on Wednesday.

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Safari vulnerability lets hackers swipe recently deleted photos from iPhone X

Safari vulnerability lets hackers swipe recently deleted photos from iPhone X

White-hat hackers Richard Zhu and Amat Cama at the Mobile Pwn2Own contest on Wednesday leveraged a previously unknown exploit that allowed the pair to extract a supposedly deleted photo from an iPhone X running the latest iOS 12.1.

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Apple wins Stop Slavery Award, touts new initiative to hire human trafficking victims at retail stores

Apple wins Stop Slavery Award, touts new initiative to hire human trafficking victims at retail stores

Apple on Wednesday was granted the Thomson Reuters Foundation's Stop Slavery Award, and to coincide with the honor announced a new initiative that will assist victims of human trafficking get behind-the-scenes jobs at its retail stores.

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More than a quarter of Warren Buffett's Berkshire portfolio is Apple stock

More than a quarter of Warren Buffett's Berkshire portfolio is Apple stock

Despite worries that iPhone sales have plateaued, legendary investor Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway increased its position in Apple by 522,802 shares during the third quarter of 2018, regulatory filings show.

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Zuckerberg told Facebook execs to stop using iPhone after Tim Cook privacy comments

Zuckerberg told Facebook execs to stop using iPhone after Tim Cook privacy comments

In efforts to contain and suppress fallout from the Cambridge Analytica scandal earlier this year, Facebook went on the offensive and attacked critics of the company's privacy practices. One of the social network's targets, according to a new report, was Apple and its CEO Tim Cook.

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Ryze's programmable Tello EDU drone helps teach code, on sale through Apple and DJI

Ryze's programmable Tello EDU drone helps teach code, on sale through Apple and DJI

Ryze this week announced the launch of a new iPhone- and iPad-controlled drone, the Tello EDU, intended to teach programming skills to both new and experienced coders.

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