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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Apple tells users to erase, restore iPhone and Apple Watch to fix Workout GPS data bug

Apple tells users to erase, restore iPhone and Apple Watch to fix Workout GPS data bug

Apple on Wednesday published a support document that presents potential solutions for a bug that can in some cases lead to missing Workout GPS route data for Apple Watch users running iOS 14 and watchOS 7.

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Mac with T2 Security Chip required to play 4K Netflix streams in macOS Big Sur

Mac with T2 Security Chip required to play 4K Netflix streams in macOS Big Sur

Those looking forward to streaming Netflix content in 4K HDR with the upcoming macOS Big Sur operating system will need a Mac with Apple's T2 Security Chip, limiting the feature to recently released hardware.

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Google unveils Chromecast with Google TV, Nest Audio speaker

Google unveils Chromecast with Google TV, Nest Audio speaker

The latest home products from Google include the newly branded Chromecast with Google TV and Nest Audio speaker — announced alongside the newest Pixel phones during its "Launch Night In" event.

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Google announces Google Pixel 5 for $699, Pixel 4A 5G for $499

Google announces Google Pixel 5 for $699, Pixel 4A 5G for $499

Google on Wednesday unveiled the 5G-equipped Google Pixel 5 and the lower-cost Google Pixel 4A 5G, alongside other hardware and software announcements.

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ExclusiveDeals: save up to $200 on 2020 13" MacBook Pros, plus $60 off AppleCare

Deals: save up to $200 on 2020 13

AppleInsider readers this week can save $75 to $200 on every 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro at Adorama with exclusive coupon discounts. Plus, save $60 on AppleCare and get an additional 5% back with the new Edge Credit Card. Total savings can reach upward of $440 off the latest systems bundled with AC and the Edge financing promotion.

Apple releases second public beta of iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2

Apple releases second public beta of iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2

Apple has provided its second beta of iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 to public beta testers, just over one week after releasing the first public betas.

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Apple TV app beta available to some Microsoft Xbox software pre-release testers

Apple TV app beta available to some Microsoft Xbox software pre-release testers

Apple is reportedly working with Microsoft on a controller-friendly version of the Apple TV app for Xbox consoles, but a launch date isn't clear.

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Belgium launches COVID-19 exposure notification app using Apple-Google framework

Belgium launches COVID-19 exposure notification app using Apple-Google framework

Belgium has launched its coronavirus exposure notification app, "Coronalert," on Wednesday, after several months of development with Apple and Google's frameworks.

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Apple TV+ resumes production of UK dramas 'Suspicion' and 'Slow Horses'

Apple TV+ resumes production of UK dramas 'Suspicion' and 'Slow Horses'

"Suspicion" and "Slow Horses" are the first two UK-based Apple TV+ commissions to recommence filming after the coronavirus lockdown.

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Marshall launches Major IV wireless on-ear headphones with wireless charging

Marshall launches Major IV wireless on-ear headphones with wireless charging

Marshall is opening preorders for their newly redesigned Major line of headphones — the Major IV. They now feature wireless charging, over three days of battery life, and more comfortable wear.

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SanDisk debuts new USB-C Extreme & Extreme Pro SSDs with twice the performance

SanDisk debuts new USB-C Extreme & Extreme Pro SSDs with twice the performance

SanDisk, Western Digital's photographer-oriented brand of storage media, has announced new versions of both its Extreme and Extreme Pro Portable SSDs that feature USB-C and up to twice the performance of the prior generation.

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Deals: Amazon's $200 discount on 2020 13" MacBook Pro matches lowest price ever

Deals: Amazon's $200 discount on 2020 13

While supplies last, Amazon has launched a special in-cart discount that, when stacked with already reduced prices, offers shoppers $200 off Apple's latest 13-inch MacBook Pro with a 10th Generation Intel Core i5 processor, 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage.

Apple services outage impacted App Store, Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple News, iCloud for three hours

Apple services outage impacted App Store, Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple News, iCloud for three hours

Apple suffered a sweeping services outage on Tuesday night, with major platforms like the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Arcade, iCloud and others rendered inaccessible for several hours.

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Apple v. Epic court battle to be decided by court, not jury

Apple v. Epic court battle to be decided by court, not jury

Apple and Epic have agreed that the coming court battle should be decided in a bench trial by a judge, not a jury.

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Twitter voice tweets rolls out to more iOS users, transcriptions in development

Twitter voice tweets rolls out to more iOS users, transcriptions in development

Twitter on Tuesday announced an expansion to its new voice tweets feature on iOS, which allows users to send a short audio clip with each post.

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Apple removes RSS reader apps from Chinese App Store

Apple removes RSS reader apps from Chinese App Store

Apple is in the process of removing RSS reader apps from the Chinese App Store to comply with government regulations designed to block "illegal content."

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Apple's Cook receives first time-based stock grant since 2011, incentivizes tenure into 2025

Apple's Cook receives first time-based stock grant since 2011, incentivizes tenure into 2025

Apple CEO Tim Cook and his core leadership team this week received restricted stock unit awards designed to incentivize continued work at the company into 2025.

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iOS 14.2 beta code hints no free EarPods with 'iPhone 12'

iOS 14.2 beta code hints no free EarPods with 'iPhone 12'

Code strings uncovered in the latest iOS 14.2 beta release suggest Apple does not intend to include a free set of EarPods with new "iPhone 12" purchases.

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Everything new in iOS 14.2 beta 2: New emoji, HomeKit icons, and more

Everything new in iOS 14.2 beta 2: New emoji, HomeKit icons, and more

In the second beta of iOS 14.2, Apple has introduced a plethora of new emoji including bubble tea, strawberry, flip flop, and more. Here are all the new emoji, as well as all the other changes in this second developer beta.

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Masimo alleges Apple is delaying legal fight to boost Apple Watch market share

Masimo alleges Apple is delaying legal fight to boost Apple Watch market share

Medical technology company Masimo is accusing Apple of delaying their patent legal fight in order to sell more Apple Watch models.

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TipsHow to use Siri's new queries in iOS 14

How to use Siri's new queries in iOS 14

The updates to Siri in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 extends far beyond its refreshed interface, with users now able to send audio messages and ask more of the iPhone's virtual assistant. Here's how to take advantage of Siri's new functions.

Apple launches new app marketing tools, including QR codes and badges

Apple launches new app marketing tools, including QR codes and badges

Apple on Tuesday announced new App Store marketing tools and resources that developers can use to promote their apps online and elsewhere.

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Sonos sues Google again for alleged infringement of smart speaker patents

Sonos sues Google again for alleged infringement of smart speaker patents

Sonos has levied another lawsuit against Google that claims the Mountain View company infringed on five of its audio technology patents related to smart speakers.

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Apple releases second developer betas of iOS 14.2, iPadOS 14.2, tvOS 14.2, watchOS 7.1, ninth macOS Big Sur beta

Apple releases second developer betas of iOS 14.2, iPadOS 14.2, tvOS 14.2, watchOS 7.1, ninth macOS Big Sur beta

Apple has quickly moved onto its second round of developer betas for its operating system updates, with new builds of iOS 14.2, iPadOS 14.2, watchOS 7.1, and tvOS 14.2 now available for testing alongside the ninth for macOS Big Sur.

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ReviewReview: Apple Watch Series 6 is still the best smartwatch to buy

Review: Apple Watch Series 6 is still the best smartwatch to buy

The new Apple Watch Series 6 opens the gap between the Apple Watch ecosystem and its competitors even wider — but it doesn't give that much more to Apple Watch Series 5 owners.

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Apple's automotive ambitions extend far beyond self-driving systems

Apple's automotive ambitions extend far beyond self-driving systems

For a product that Apple still hasn't officially admitted that it was working on, the "Apple Car" is getting a lot of research and development work, including steering, ventilation, and software-based self-adjusting sensors.

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Jamf Connect 2.0 includes Mac user authentication via iPhone Face ID, Touch ID

Jamf Connect 2.0 includes Mac user authentication via iPhone Face ID, Touch ID

Mobile device management outfit Jamf has revealed it will be rolling out an updated version of Jamf Connect 2.0 that will overhaul the identity management tool, including the addition of using Touch ID and Face ID on an iPhone for user authentication on Macs.

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FeatureIs Apple's COVID-19 exposure tracking technology working?

Is Apple's COVID-19 exposure tracking technology working?

Back in April, Apple announced that it was partnering with Google build a technology framework to help governments and health agencies reduce the spread of the virus, with user privacy and security central to the design. I got COVID-19, and here's how it worked.

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Deep learning networks could be used to smoothly apply art styles in Photos

Deep learning networks could be used to smoothly apply art styles in Photos

Apple is developing deep machine learning systems that could smoothly apply artistic styles to images or video sequences taken on an iPhone, likely as a future feature in Photos.

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Month-end blowout deals: save up to $420 on 12.9-inch iPad Pros

Month-end blowout deals: save up to $420 on 12.9-inch iPad Pros

September savings are ending soon on iPad Pros at Apple Authorized Reseller B&H Photo. Save up to $420 on spacious 12.9-inch iPad Pro models with LTE functionality during the blowout event.

Yale HomeKit Smart Delivery Box and Smart Cabinet Lock now available to order

Yale HomeKit Smart Delivery Box and Smart Cabinet Lock now available to order

Yale's HomeKit-capable Smart Storage boxes are now available to order that aim to increase the security of your home deliveries and interior valuables.

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Future iPhones could use laser detection of poisonous gas, air quality, or pollen

Future iPhones could use laser detection of poisonous gas, air quality, or pollen

A future Apple Watch or iPhone may warn users about poisonous gas or pollen in the local environment, with Apple coming up with ways to reliably sense the air using a combination of lasers and other sensors.

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EditorialWidgets are not stealing your data or logging your keystrokes in iOS 14, because they can't

Widgets are not stealing your data or logging your keystrokes in iOS 14, because they can't

Despite what FaceBook posters are claiming, no widget in iOS 14 is secretly capturing your keystrokes, because it is impossible for them to do so.

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iPad Pro mini LED-backlight expected in early 2021, MacBook later in year

iPad Pro mini LED-backlight expected in early 2021, MacBook later in year

Apple will use mini LED for the backlight of a "high-end MacBook" in late 2021, a report claims, a device that will follow after the launch of a 12.9-inch iPad Pro using the display technology in early 2021.

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Foxconn amping up 'iPhone 12' production with holiday cancellations, 24-hour production

Foxconn amping up 'iPhone 12' production with holiday cancellations, 24-hour production

Apple assembly partner Foxconn is pushing its "iPhone 12" production lines hard, with staff at the largest iPhone factory in China enduring mandatory overtime and canceled holidays to keep production running around the clock.

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Future MacBook or iPad models could have power for weeks using hydrogen fuel cells

Future MacBook or iPad models could have power for weeks using hydrogen fuel cells

Apple is investigating hydrogen fuel cells in mobile devices as an alternative to present battery charging technology, partly to achieve far longer battery life, but also to be more ecologically sound.

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'iPhone 12' starts at 64GB storage, ships to sellers on October 5 says leaker

'iPhone 12' starts at 64GB storage, ships to sellers on October 5 says leaker

Contrary to previous reports, a new leak claims that the two lower-end "iPhone 12" models will come with the option for 64GB, instead of beginning at 128GB.

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Monday, September 28, 2020

Trump likely overstepped legal authority with TikTok download ban

Trump likely overstepped legal authority with TikTok download ban

President Trump potentially breached legal authority by issuing an emergency order to remove TikTok from U.S. app stores, according to a federal judge that granted an injunction against the directive on Sunday.

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Judge so far 'not convinced' on Epic's antitrust stance in 'Fortnite' battle

Judge so far 'not convinced' on Epic's antitrust stance in 'Fortnite' battle

The Apple versus Epic debacle reached another major milestone on Monday as a judge heard each company's cases before making initial rulings and trial dates.

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