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Monday, August 20, 2018

Costco rolls out Apple Pay support at all US locations

Costco rolls out Apple Pay support at all US locations

Costco recently completed a months-long nationwide rollout of Apple Pay, and as of Aug. 10, 750 of the company's big box stores support Apple's mobile payment platform at checkout.

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VideoWhat's new in iOS 12 beta 9! Is this the final beta?

What's new in iOS 12 beta 9! Is this the final beta?

Here we are, less than a week following iOS 12 beta eight with the ninth. This build has barely changed from what we've seen before, begging the question — will this be the final beta?

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New 'professional' Mac mini, low-cost MacBook refresh coming soon says report

New 'professional' Mac mini, low-cost MacBook refresh coming soon says report

Apple appears poised to add a "professional" Mac mini to its product line later in 2018, and has a new low-cost MacBook in the works.

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TipsHow to curate your own reading list with the Instapaper and Pocket apps

How to curate your own reading list with the Instapaper and Pocket apps

We are all swamped with information, yet we also can't help ourselves looking out more for both work and pleasure. When you need to collate articles or you just want a good read, use Pocket or Instapaper. AppleInsider goes browsing to explain why and how.

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Huawei again accused of passing off DSLR photos as smartphone shots

Huawei again accused of passing off DSLR photos as smartphone shots

Commercial, which was shown in Egypt, implies that photos taken with the Nova 3 and 3i smartphone cameras — something the Chinese company has been caught doing before.

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Feature2018 Back to School Buyers Guide: How to choose the best iPad for education

2018 Back to School Buyers Guide: How to choose the best iPad for education

Summer vacation is coming to an end, which means it is time for parents to start acquiring what their children need for the upcoming school year. AppleInsider details the options available for iPads, including alternative options to the current Apple Pencil-equipped model.

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New markdowns: Save up to $1,600 on Macs, including $100-$150 off 2018 MacBook Pros & 2017 13" Touch Bar for $1,399

New markdowns: Save up to $1,600 on Macs, including $100-$150 off 2018 MacBook Pros & 2017 13

The massive markdowns continue at B&H with instant discounts of up to $1,600 off Apple hardware. Pick up a 2017 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar for $1,399, a discount of $400 off MSRP and the lowest price ever. Or save $100 to $150 on all 2018 models, plus $399 Mac minis and much more. All with no tax collected in most states.

Apple issues ninth iOS 12 beta, eighth tvOS 12, watchOS 5, macOS Mojave betas to developers [u]

Apple issues ninth iOS 12 beta, eighth tvOS 12, watchOS 5, macOS Mojave betas to developers [u]

Apple has started to distribute the ninth developer beta of iOS 12 for testing by users, alongside the eighth beta releases of macOS Mojave, tvOS 12, and watchOS 5, with the operating systems being put through their paces barely a month before Apple's anticipated September iPhone event.

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iPhone preorders appear to be starting on September 14

iPhone preorders appear to be starting on September 14

Some international mobile carriers are claiming that Apple's new slate of iPhones will be available for order on Friday, September 14, similar to previous years.

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FeatureWhat to expect at Apple's September iPhone release event and when it will be

What to expect at Apple's September iPhone release event and when it will be

Unless Apple breaks with years of tradition, it is about to reveal the date of its new iPhone launch. AppleInsider pins down when that's most likely to be, plus what you can and shouldn't expect to see there.

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Apple's 2018 iPhone may charge faster because of new material in Qi charging coil

Apple's 2018 iPhone may charge faster because of new material in Qi charging coil

If supply chain reports are to be beieved, Apple may be shifting to a copper Qi coil in the 2018 iPhones, which could improve charging efficiency.

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Minecraft: Education Edition heading to iPad in September

Minecraft: Education Edition heading to iPad in September

Microsoft is bringing 'Minecraft: Education Edition' to the iPad, allowing the version of the block-based construction game for schools to be used via the iPad, giving educators another way to use the game in the classroom.

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Fitbit launches $150 Charge 3 fitness tracker with new design

Fitbit launches $150 Charge 3 fitness tracker with new design

The latest "swim proof" version of the fitness tracker is set to launch in October at a $149.95 price point

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Apple sued over claims website is inaccessible to visually impaired users

Apple sued over claims website is inaccessible to visually impaired users

Apple has become the target of a new lawsuit, one that claims the iPhone producer's website is violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by not being fully accessible to blind or visually-impaired consumers, due to the way the website itself is coded.

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

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

Apple authorized reseller Adorama has issued even greater markdowns on Apple's brand-new 2018 MacBook Pro with combined instant and coupon savings totaling up to $250 off with no tax outside NY and NJ. These deals, which offer shoppers the lowest prices anywhere, are available only at AppleInsider.

Logitech reveals its first vertical mouse, the MX Vertical

Logitech reveals its first vertical mouse, the MX Vertical

Logitech has revealed the MX Vertical, a new Mac and Windows mouse intended to reduce muscle strain for some people by putting the wrist in a less stressful position.

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Nicki Minaj says Spotify retaliated against her for Apple Music show

Nicki Minaj says Spotify retaliated against her for Apple Music show

The rapper says Spotify pulled back on promotion of her new album, "Queen," after she launched a new Beats 1 show on Apple Music.

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New 'Series 4' Apple Watch spotted in Eurasian regulatory filing

New 'Series 4' Apple Watch spotted in Eurasian regulatory filing

Recent filings by the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) strongly suggests Apple is close to revealing the Apple Watch "Series 4," by publishing a batch of model numbers that appear similar to those of existing models of the wearable device.

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Hue lineup expands with two new ambient lighting solutions

Hue lineup expands with two new ambient lighting solutions

Signify announced Monday the addition of two new ambient lighting solutions to the Philips Hue lineup, intended for the living room and fully compatible with the recently released Hue Sync app.

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Apple culls thousands of apps in China amid attacks from state media

Apple culls thousands of apps in China amid attacks from state media

Following a scathing rebuke of supposedly lax App Store policy enforcement from Chinese state media, Apple on Monday confirmed the removal of thousands of deemed-illegal titles from the online storefront in compliance with local regulations.

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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Dutch Apple store evacuates after likely iPad battery incident

Dutch Apple store evacuates after likely iPad battery incident

Apple's Amsterdam store was briefly evacuated on Sunday afternoon following what appears to the overheating of an iPad battery.

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ReviewReview: Sonicare DiamondClean Smart uses your iPhone and Bluetooth to perfect the electric toothbrush

Review: Sonicare DiamondClean Smart uses your iPhone and Bluetooth to perfect the electric toothbrush

Philips Sonicare has taken an oft-parodied feature — Bluetooth — and baked it into their popular electric toothbrush. To our surprise, it actually added a wealth of features and greatly improved an already fantastic product.

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Crime blotter: actress Sean Young accused of Mac theft, California Apple Store thefts multiply, more [u]

Crime blotter: actress Sean Young accused of Mac theft, California Apple Store thefts multiply, more [u]

Authorities in California are hoping to finally catch the thieves who they say are responsible for this summer's series of Apple Store robberies throughout California. That and more in this week's Apple crime blotter.

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Saturday, August 18, 2018

VideoA year with Apple's 5K iMac: Still the best Mac for your money

A year with Apple's 5K iMac: Still the best Mac for your money

It's been over a year since Apple refreshed its iMac lineup with updated hardware and added Thunderbolt 3. After long-term daily use of the computer in that period, now is probably a good time to reflect on the iMac, and how we feel about the machine a year after release.

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ExclusiveLowest price ever: Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with function keys (16GB, 256GB) for $1,399 ($300 off)

Lowest price ever: Apple's 13

Ringing in as the lowest price ever, Apple's current 13-inch MacBook Pro with function keys and premium upgrades, including 16GB of memory and 256GB of storage, is on sale for $1,399. This $300 discount is available exclusively at AppleInsider and includes free expedited shipping with no tax collected in most states.

App Roundup: HQ Trivia on Apple TV, RapidWeaver 8, Yousician, Aspyr discounts, more!

App Roundup: HQ Trivia on Apple TV, RapidWeaver 8, Yousician, Aspyr discounts, more!

The App Stores and other digital marketplaces are inundated with new apps and updates to existing releases every day. AppleInsider highlights some of the new additions, software updates, and other changes that took place across the last week.

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This week on AI: Apple Car in 2023 or later, more MacBook updates, Apple Pencils & iPhones

This week on AI: Apple Car in 2023 or later, more MacBook updates, Apple Pencils & iPhones

Highlights of the week included new rumors about the "Apple Car," Apple Pencil support on the iPhone, more incoming MacBook refreshes, and changes in the latest iOS 12 betas.

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Friday, August 17, 2018

US DOJ wants Facebook to help wiretap Messenger, report says

US DOJ wants Facebook to help wiretap Messenger, report says

The U.S. Department of Justice is reportedly pushing Facebook to disable or otherwise break end-to-end encryption in its Messenger text and voice messaging service as part of a criminal investigation into the MS-13 gang.

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FeatureHere are all of the future TV shows that Apple has signed deals for

Here are all of the future TV shows that Apple has signed deals for

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 cast details regarding the series based on Hilde Lysiak.

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TipsHow to get more speed and features out of Safari on Mac and iOS

How to get more speed and features out of Safari on Mac and iOS

Maybe it's just because it comes free on your Mac and iOS devices, but somehow it never seems fashionable to like Safari. Yet this is a remarkably capable app and it has hidden depths. AppleInsider delves into using Safari.

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RIP Time Travel - A seldom-used Apple Watch feature set to disappear with watchOS 5

RIP Time Travel - A seldom-used Apple Watch feature set to disappear with watchOS 5

One of Apple Watch's under-used features — Time Travel — will be going away when watchOS 5 lands this fall. This is AppleInsider's in memoriam of another Apple Watch experimental feature.

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FeatureGroup FaceTime is only the latest of many Apple technologies to be delayed

Group FaceTime is only the latest of many Apple technologies to be delayed

Just as Group FaceTime 12 will now ship late, Apple has a long history of both hardware and software missing its announced dates.

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VideoHands on: Can the Wyrex Qi charger beat out Apple's AirPower?

Hands on: Can the Wyrex Qi charger beat out Apple's AirPower?

Since AirPower still hasn't seen the light of day, other companies are flooding to market hoping to overtake Apple's charger in design and ability. Is the newly launched Wyrex charger up to the task?

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Sony deal brings 23 more Prince albums to Apple Music

Sony deal brings 23 more Prince albums to Apple Music

An avalanche of Prince albums is hitting Apple Music this week, thanks to a June agreement between Sony's Legacy Recordings and the estate of the late pop and funk musician.

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Beats 1 Zane Lowe talks about the changing role of the music influencer

Beats 1 Zane Lowe talks about the changing role of the music influencer

A new interview looks at Beats 1 tastemaker Zane Lowe, and his unique role in today's rapidly changing music ecosystem.

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Google may be prepping self-designed smart display for Christmas

Google may be prepping self-designed smart display for Christmas

Potentially creating an even bigger gap with Apple in the smartspeaker market, Google is looking to ship its own smart display in time for the holiday shopping season, a report claimed on Friday.

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FeatureBrainstorm ideas with these three mind mapping apps on iOS and macOS

Brainstorm ideas with these three mind mapping apps on iOS and macOS

Write down every idea, and every unfinished notion you have into these Mac and iOS mind mapping tools — and use them to make plans. AppleInsider jots down a few thoughts.

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FeaturePodcast discusses Project Titan, ARM MacBook, 90GB of data stolen from Apple, and more

Podcast discusses Project Titan, ARM MacBook, 90GB of data stolen from Apple, and more

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William talk through the latest news about Project Titan rumors, ARM Macbook rumors, and the strange case of the teenager who took 90GB of data from Apple.

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New $1,200 MacBook, refreshed iPad Pro models could be announced during Apple's September event

New $1,200 MacBook, refreshed iPad Pro models could be announced during Apple's September event

Apple will launch a refreshed entry-level MacBook next month, according to a report, with an updated model claimed will be revealed during the company's September event alongside new iPhones and other product announcements.

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