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Monday, February 18, 2019

FeatureApple's 2019 hardware roadmap calls for at least 11 new products

Apple's 2019 hardware roadmap calls for at least 11 new products

Apple is anticipated to update nearly every line of hardware it has in 2019. AppleInsider shows you what we're expecting to see, including the "AirPods 2," 2019 Mac Pro, Apple Pro displays, new iPhones, the "iPad mini 5," and more.

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Apple executive team shakeups causing multiple projects to be put on hold

Apple executive team shakeups causing multiple projects to be put on hold

Changes in personnel and organization at Apple have been so dramatic in recent times that the company has had to pause multiple projects, a report indicated on Monday.

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ReviewReview: Naim Mu-so AirPlay 2 speaker will fill your home with style & powerful sound

Review: Naim Mu-so AirPlay 2 speaker will fill your home with style & powerful sound

The Naim Mu-so Wi-Fi AirPlay 2 speaker is a stunning work of art that is capable of filling a house with its powerful, crisp sound with an equally powerful price.

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Apple issues third developer beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.4

Apple issues third developer beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.4

Apple has provided participants of its developer beta program with a new third build of macOS Mojave 10.14.4, almost two weeks after the second betas of all of the company's operating systems were distributed.

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Huawei cloning Apple parts, rewarding employees for tech theft

Huawei cloning Apple parts, rewarding employees for tech theft

China's Huawei uses "dubious" tactics to try to reverse engineer technology from Apple and other competitors in the electronics market, a report charged on Monday.

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Apple partners with Dream Corps to expand Swift coding lessons to larger audience

Apple partners with Dream Corps to expand Swift coding lessons to larger audience

Beginning in Oakland, Calif., Apple is partnering with Dream Corps to expand "educational and workforce development opportunities" across the U.S., and has Swift programming at the core of the expansion.

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Apple's video service expected to launch at $15 per month, still needs healthy iPhone sales

Apple's video service expected to launch at $15 per month, still needs healthy iPhone sales

While Apple's upcoming video service should still add a great deal to its bottom line, Apple needs both it, and future growth of iPhone sales going forward, according to one analyst.

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Group FaceTime bug prevents adding more users to an existing one-on-one call

Group FaceTime bug prevents adding more users to an existing one-on-one call

Apple's patch to close an exploit in Group FaceTime is only partially successful, as some users are reporting the service is preventing them from adding more contacts to a FaceTime call that is already in progress, an issue that Apple seemingly knows about.

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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Presidents' Day Apple deals: Macs on sale from $749 (up to $700 off), plus hundreds off iPad Pros & more

Presidents' Day Apple deals: Macs on sale from $749 (up to $700 off), plus hundreds off iPad Pros & more

Current Apple hardware is on sale this holiday weekend with triple digit savings on 2018 MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros, delivering the lowest prices of the year. Prices start at just $749 for Mac computers, with markdows of up to $700 off. This weekend is also your last chance to snap up a free pair of $150 JBL headphones with 2017 12.9-inch iPad Pros.

Apple's 2019 iPhones to wirelessly charge other devices, sport bigger batteries and frosted glass

Apple's 2019 iPhones to wirelessly charge other devices, sport bigger batteries and frosted glass

Apple's 2019 iPhone lineup allegedly won't look much different from the company's current offerings outside of some frosted glass, new technologies like "bilateral" wireless charging, ultra-wide band for enhanced indoor positioning, and a triple-lens camera, according to TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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AirPower wireless charging, new AirPods will ship in first half of 2019

AirPower wireless charging, new AirPods will ship in first half of 2019

Apple will finally get around to releasing its AirPower wireless charging mat and a future generation of AirPods in the first half of 2019, according to TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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Lowest prices: $150-$225 off every 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Vega graphics

Lowest prices: $150-$225 off every 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Vega graphics

Back by popular demand, Apple authorized reseller Adorama is knocking $150 to $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.

Apple plans new 16- to 16.5-inch MacBook Pro in 2019 aimed at pro designers

Apple plans new 16- to 16.5-inch MacBook Pro in 2019 aimed at pro designers

As part of its 2019 product introductions Apple will reportedly revitalize a tier of MacBook Pro larger than its current 15-inch models, positioned at hardcore gamers and pro designers.

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Apple to launch iPad Pro, iPad mini, 10.2-inch iPad, ceramic Apple Watch in 2019

Apple to launch iPad Pro, iPad mini, 10.2-inch iPad, ceramic Apple Watch in 2019

Apple plans to introduce new iPad Pros and iPad minis during the 2019 calendar year, along with a new ceramic Apple Watch design, a well-informed Apple analyst said Sunday.

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Mac Pro will be 'easy-to-upgrade,' debut in 2019 alongside 31.6-inch Apple 6K display

Mac Pro will be 'easy-to-upgrade,' debut in 2019 alongside 31.6-inch Apple 6K display

Among three all-new Mac products expected to debut from Apple in 2019 are an "easy-to-upgrade" Mac Pro and a 31.6-inch Apple 6K display with high-end backlight technology, according to well-informed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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Apple recruits former smartlock developer Sam Jadallah to head up home initiatives

Apple recruits former smartlock developer Sam Jadallah to head up home initiatives

Apple's latest significant hire is Sam Jadallah, who will reportedly be heading up the company's smarthome efforts.

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FeatureApple crime blotter: Near-daily thefts from an Apple Store, and El Chapo-brand iPhone accessories & more

Apple crime blotter: Near-daily thefts from an Apple Store, and El Chapo-brand iPhone accessories & more

One man reportedly stole headphones and other items from the same Apple Store every day for months, in order to support an expensive drug habit. That and more, in the latest Apple-related crime roundup.

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Saturday, February 16, 2019

VideoVideo: Should you get an eGPU for your new 2018 Mac mini?

Video: Should you get an eGPU for your new 2018 Mac mini?

The 2018 Mac mini is a welcome refresh to the compact Mac product line, but the Intel graphics are weak. AppleInsider examines whether it is worth the extra expense of adding an external GPU to the Mac mini.

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Apple Music promo lets subscribers give one month of free service to a friend

Apple Music promo lets subscribers give one month of free service to a friend

In what is quickly becoming Apple's preferred method of advertising to existing customers, the company on Friday sent out an iOS push notification offering Apple Music subscribers the ability to give away one free month of service.

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ExclusiveLast call: Up to $380 off 12.9" iPad Pros plus free JBL E55BT wireless headphones ($150 value)

Last call: Up to $380 off 12.9

Final day! While supplies last, B&H Photo is knocking hundreds off 2017 12.9-inch iPad Pros and throwing in a free pair of JBL E55BT Bluetooth Over-Ear Headphones valued at $149.95 exclusively for AI readers. Add free expedited shipping and a free screen protector to the mix, and these deals offer shoppers an additional $170 in freebies on top of instant rebates of up to $380 off.

'AirPods 2' rumored to launch in spring alongside AirPower, feature new black color option

'AirPods 2' rumored to launch in spring alongside AirPower, feature new black color option

Echoing earlier rumors, a report claimed on Friday that Apple will ship second-generation AirPods product this spring, including a new black color option.

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Apple to acquire voice app firm PullString in deal worth below $100M, report says

Apple to acquire voice app firm PullString in deal worth below $100M, report says

As part of a larger push into voice recognition and artificial intelligence technology, Apple has reportedly agreed to purchase PullString, a San Francisco startup focused on the development and publication of voice apps for Amazon's Alexa, Google Assistant and "internet of things" hardware.

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Apple's latest iPhone XS & XR ad 'Bokeh'd' plays with social downsides of Depth Control

Apple's latest iPhone XS & XR ad 'Bokeh'd' plays with social downsides of Depth Control

Perhaps signalling that it's embarking on a broader campaign, Apple has released a second ad promoting Depth Control on the iPhone XS & XR, "Bokeh'd."

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Healthcare tech firm Epic Systems says it won't consider any Apple buyout offer

Healthcare tech firm Epic Systems says it won't consider any Apple buyout offer

Despite its potentially lucrative nature, the CEO of healthcare IT firm Epic Systems says she won't consider any possible takeover offer by Apple.

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ReviewReview: The G-Drive Mobile USB-C HDD is a great storage solution for your Mac

Review: The G-Drive Mobile USB-C HDD is a great storage solution for your Mac

Finally, G-Technology has added a USB-C port to the G-Drive Mobile line, and we've got one on our test bench.

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Apple extends Chinese iPhone XS & XR trade-up offers through March 25

Apple extends Chinese iPhone XS & XR trade-up offers through March 25

Apple is extending a Chinese promo in which shoppers get better credit for old iPhones put towards the cost of an iPhone XS or XR.

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Niantic agrees to change Pokemon Go locations in trespassing lawsuit settlement

Niantic agrees to change Pokemon Go locations in trespassing lawsuit settlement

Game studio Niantic has settled a lawsuit surrounding the popular iOS game Pokemon Go, pending judicial review, a suit where property owners complained about players of the hit title causing a nuisance in physical locations designated as Pokestops and Pokemon Gyms.

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TipsHow to make PDFs in macOS Mojave without any extra software

How to make PDFs in macOS Mojave without any extra software

You've been able to make a PDF out of any document on Macs for years. We take it so much for granted, though, that we don't know what extra options we've got — nor noticed how Apple is trying to change the way we're supposed to make PDFs. AppleInsider walks you through making a PDF, with only the tools that come with macOS.

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FTC & Facebook negotiating record-breaking billion-dollar privacy violation fine

FTC & Facebook negotiating record-breaking billion-dollar privacy violation fine

Facebook and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission are in talks over a privacy violations fine that could cost the former billions of dollars.

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VideoCompared: Apple's Smart Battery Case versus Mophie Juice Pack Access

Compared: Apple's Smart Battery Case versus Mophie Juice Pack Access

Both Apple and Mophie have introduced their own battery cases which spurs the debate on which route people should go. Apple's Smart Battery Case and Mophies Juice Pack Access have their benefits, but which is best is going to be up to you.

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Apple sued over faulty iPad battery behind 2017 lethal apartment fire in New Jersey

Apple sued over faulty iPad battery behind 2017 lethal apartment fire in New Jersey

A lawsuit has accused Apple of being responsible for the death of a man in New Jersey in 2017, following a fire caused by a faulty battery pack in an iPad, with the suit alleging the tablet was "unreasonably dangerous and unsafe" due to having "defects in its design."

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Apple's latest conflict minerals report says five smelters & refiners removed during 2018

Apple's latest conflict minerals report says five smelters & refiners removed during 2018

Apple on Friday submitted its latest annual conflict minerals report with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, revealing that it asked suppliers to kick out five smelters and refiners during 2018.

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Real-world LTE speed has doubled since iPhone 5s, is big reason to upgrade

Real-world LTE speed has doubled since iPhone 5s, is big reason to upgrade

Owners of older iPhone models should upgrade to newer versions if they want to benefit from faster cellular speeds, research from OpenSignal advises, with the iPhone 5s seemingly only capable of half of the network performance of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max due to the use of older communications technologies.

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Samsung poised to challenge Apple at retail in US with first full-scale stores

Samsung poised to challenge Apple at retail in US with first full-scale stores

Looking to push beyond its modest retail efforts so far, Apple rival Samsung is planning to open three full-scale U.S. stores on Feb. 20, the same day it announces the Galaxy S10 and its first foldable phone.

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FeatureAmazon buys Eero, March 25 for 'Apple News Magazines,' and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

Amazon buys Eero, March 25 for 'Apple News Magazines,' and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William talk about digital data security and how protecting your privacy is getting harder, and whether or not it makes sense for Apple to start making their own Wi-Fi routers again.

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Allstate acquires iPhone repair outfit iCracked, joins 'right to repair' fight against Apple

Allstate acquires iPhone repair outfit iCracked, joins 'right to repair' fight against Apple

Insurance firm Allstate is expanding its offerings in the field of consumer protection plans by acquiring repair outfit iCracked, a purchase that could allow customers of its plans to more easily repair their iPhones and iPads, and could also give the company more sway in pushing for right-to-repair legislation in the United States.

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Samsung app leaks new Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Buds earphones, fitness bands

Samsung app leaks new Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Buds earphones, fitness bands

Samsung inadvertently unveiled a slate of new wearable products in an app update on Thursday, revealing images of unannounced devices like a new Galaxy Watch and a set of wireless earphones dubbed Galaxy Buds that will likely debut at a special media event slated for Feb. 20.

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Apple's Beats releases 'NBA Collection' Studio3 Wireless headphones in six team colors

Apple's Beats releases 'NBA Collection' Studio3 Wireless headphones in six team colors

Some five months after Apple inked a deal to make Beats the official supplier of audio products for the National Basketball Association, the company on Thursday announced availability of "NBA Collection" Studio3 Wireless models that sport colors and livery from six teams.

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iPhone XS 4G speeds at least 26 percent faster than predecessors, study shows

iPhone XS 4G speeds at least 26 percent faster than predecessors, study shows

Apple's 2018 iPhone models — particularly the XS line — offered the first significant boost to 4G data speeds in several years, according to research firm OpenSignal.

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