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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Two Apple vice presidents not working in operations anymore

Two Apple vice presidents not working in operations anymore

Two long-term Apple executives in operations — Nick Forlenza and Duco Pasmooij — have left operations, but there are replacements in place, and neither exit was a surprise.

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Apple's AR headset or smart glasses may unlock your iPhone automatically

Apple's AR headset or smart glasses may unlock your iPhone automatically

Apple wants it to be easier for users to unlock multiple devices in quick succession, with the authentication of a head-mounted AR or VR headset or smart glasses potentially allowing other nearby items to automatically authenticate the user.

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Apple greatly reduced autonomous vehicle testing in 2019, fleet of 23 cars drove only 7,500 miles

Apple greatly reduced autonomous vehicle testing in 2019, fleet of 23 cars drove only 7,500 miles

Apple's autonomous vehicle testing program saw a significant drawdown in 2019, with its fleet driving 72,201 miles less than it did in 2018. The company also appears to have changed its disengagement reporting protocol, information commonly used to gauge system efficacy.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Apple under 'great pressure' to respond after investors criticize China app removals

Apple under 'great pressure' to respond after investors criticize China app removals

An Apple shareholder proposal critical of Chinese App Store policies failed to gain approval on Wednesday, but experts say a relatively high show of support from investors could prompt the tech giant to respond.

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Just in: new MacBook Air deals deliver up to $270 off upgraded models

Just in: new MacBook Air deals deliver up to $270 off upgraded models

B&H has just knocked hundreds of dollars off Apple's current MacBook Air, discounting the latest models with additional storage and/or memory by up to $270. Plus, many shoppers can grab a sales tax refund with the Payboo Card, putting more money back in your wallet.

VideoReview: Netatmo Smart Indoor Camera pairs HomeKit Secure Video with AI facial recognition

Review: Netatmo Smart Indoor Camera pairs HomeKit Secure Video with AI facial recognition

The Netatmo Indoor Camera isn't a new product, but what is new is a fresh firmware update that builds on its initial HomeKit support by adding HomeKit Secure Video support. We upgraded our cam to the latest firmware to test out the camera with all of its promised features.

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Third iOS 13.4 beta teases internet recovery mode for iPhone, iPad

Third iOS 13.4 beta teases internet recovery mode for iPhone, iPad

A code and resource delve of the latest iOS 13.4 beta has found suggestions that Apple will implement an internet recovery mode for the iPhone, iPad, and the iPod touch.

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ExclusiveDeals: Save $150 to $450 on every Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro

Deals: Save $150 to $450 on every Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro

Extended by popular demand! Apple authorized resellers have extended record-breaking discounts on Apple's brand-new 16-inch MacBook Pro, delivering cash savings of up to $450 off every model, including loaded Core i9 systems, via instant rebates and exclusive coupons. Find out how to save hundreds of dollars and grab the lowest prices on the ultimate Apple laptop.

Apple CEO Tim Cook confirms first India Apple Store will open in 2021

Apple CEO Tim Cook confirms first India Apple Store will open in 2021

Apple will be opening its first retail outlet in India in 2021, CEO Tim Cook has advised to shareholders, marking the iPhone maker's initial self-owned outlet in an important potential market.

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Tim Cook making announcement in Birmingham, Alabama on Thursday

Tim Cook making announcement in Birmingham, Alabama on Thursday

Apple CEO Tim Cook is heading to Birmingham, Alabama on Thursday to announce an educational initiative with Mayor Randall Woodfin.

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Shareholders vote for all of Apple's recommendations at annual meeting

Shareholders vote for all of Apple's recommendations at annual meeting

Apple's stock holders have voted in the annual shareholder meeting at Apple Park, with the company getting everything it recommended in every vote presented at the gathering of investors.

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Apple releases third betas for macOS 10.15.4, iOS 13.4, iPadOS 13.4, tvOS 13.4, watchOS 6.2

Apple releases third betas for macOS 10.15.4, iOS 13.4, iPadOS 13.4, tvOS 13.4, watchOS 6.2

Apple has moved onto its third round of developer betas, with testers now able to try out fresh builds of iOS 13.4, iPadOS 13.4, tvOS 13.4, watchOS 6.2, and macOS 10.15.4 on their devices.

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HomeKit support lands on Amazon's Eero mesh routers

HomeKit support lands on Amazon's Eero mesh routers

Eero's long-promised HomeKit update has finally arrived, making the Amazon-owned mesh router the first to support Apple's smart home platform.

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Ex-Apple ad chief James Vincent not bitter years after bad split

Ex-Apple ad chief James Vincent not bitter years after bad split

A profile of James Vincent, an advertising executive who worked on some of Apple's biggest campaigns like "1984," reveals he is still using lessons learned during his time spent assisting the iPhone maker at ad agency TBWA, as he continues to build up his own consulting firm FNDR.

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TipsHow to use Apple Pay, from set up to in the store

How to use Apple Pay, from set up to in the store

You can use Apple Pay in ever more places, but you still have to set it up on your iPhone or Apple Watch. Here's how to get it started, and then how to use Apple Pay to buy online and in stores.

Amazon Deal of the Day: $300 off Apple MacBook Air w/ 256GB SSD

Amazon Deal of the Day: $300 off Apple MacBook Air w/ 256GB SSD

Today only, shoppers can snap up the lowest price ever on Apple's latest MacBook Air with a 256GB SSD thanks to a flash $300 discount.

Services, wearables, 5G 'iPhone 12' make Morgan Stanley AAPL buyers

Services, wearables, 5G 'iPhone 12' make Morgan Stanley AAPL buyers

While the coronavirus is still having a big impact on China iPhone production, and the smartphone market as a whole, Morgan Stanley sees the impacts as mostly timing problems for Apple, and are buyers, maintaining a $368 stock price target.

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Apple Car seats could change shape to help driver during sharp turns

Apple Car seats could change shape to help driver during sharp turns

A new Apple patent describes a system of automatically altering the shape of a car seat, providing further comfort or greater safety, while it is being driven.

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'Star Wars' director Rian Johnson says Apple won't let bad guys in movies use iPhones

'Star Wars' director Rian Johnson says Apple won't let bad guys in movies use iPhones

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" and "Knives Out" writer/director Rian Johnson has revealed that movie villains generally won't be spotted using iPhones — because Apple specifically does not allow it.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

ExclusiveThese Mac Pro configurations are hottest among Pros, and B&H's deals deliver up to $1000 off

These Mac Pro configurations are hottest among Pros, and B&H's deals deliver up to $1000 off

Apple Authorized Reseller B&H Photo is slashing the price of its top selling Apple Mac Pro desktop computers by up to $1,000 exclusively for AppleInsider readers. These special Apple deals are available for a limited time only, delivering the lowest prices on record for the powerful machines.

Streaming now accounts for 79% of US music industry revenue, RIAA says

Streaming now accounts for 79% of US music industry revenue, RIAA says

Streaming services like Apple Music, Spotify and Pandora generated $8.8 billion to account for 79% of all U.S. music industry revenue in 2019, according to new data from the Recording Industry Association of America.

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Apple iPhone XR dominated smartphone market in 2019, study finds

Apple iPhone XR dominated smartphone market in 2019, study finds

Apple's iPhone XR dominated the global smartphone market in 2019, according to new data from Omdia, with shipments of the year-old smartphone, followed closely by the current iPhone 11 that started shipping in September.

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Apple's iPhone launch plans might be delayed due to virus

Apple's iPhone launch plans might be delayed due to virus

A report on Tuesday takes a theoretical look at Apple's iPhone launch plans, noting the company's most important product of 2020 might be delayed due to travel restrictions designed to combat the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

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NTSB lays partial blame on Apple for fatal Tesla crash involving employee

NTSB lays partial blame on Apple for fatal Tesla crash involving employee

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board in a hearing on Tuesday knocked Apple for failing to enforce policies that restrict employees from using smartphones while driving, a practice that could have saved the life of engineer Walter Huang.

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Disney CEO Bob Iger to step down

Disney CEO Bob Iger to step down

Longtime Disney CEO and former Apple board member Bob Iger will relinquish reins to the entertainment giant effective immediately, the company announced on Tuesday.

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FTC to issue $1.7M in refunds to victims of tech support scams

FTC to issue $1.7M in refunds to victims of tech support scams

Nearly 58,000 people will be receiving refunds after being tricked into believing their computers were infected with viruses and malware, by scammers claiming to be from Apple and Microsoft.

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ReviewReview: Mophie's new powerstation line caters to Apple-users with Lightning input and output

Review: Mophie's new powerstation line caters to Apple-users with Lightning input and output

Mophie's updated line of portable batteries are well-suited for any Apple user with unique features that are sure to put them atop any iPhone lover's list.

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Apple offers coronavirus warning ahead of shareholder meeting

Apple offers coronavirus warning ahead of shareholder meeting

Apple has issued a warning to shareholders attending Wednesday's annual shareholder meeting about the coronavirus, asking people who recently visited China to make sure they self-quarantined for two weeks beforehand, to minimize further spread of the virus.

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FeatureWhy Apple will move Macs to ARM, and what consumers get

Why Apple will move Macs to ARM, and what consumers get

There are obvious hardware benefits if and when Apple shifts to ARM processors, and also underlying software ones, which mean that the move is going to bring advantages both to the company and to us.

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Apple drives both premium iPhone sales, global production in India

Apple drives both premium iPhone sales, global production in India

The idea Apple was failing to establish itself in India — and outsold by Samsung and Chinese brands — has been overturned by new research showing that iPhone ate up over 75% of all premium smartphone sales in the subcontinent in the fourth quarter, while also posting strong iPad, Apple Watch, and AirPod sales. Along with "double-digit" growth, Apple is also expanding its production in the subcontinent for audiences globally.

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Sonnet adapter brings 5Gb Ethernet to USB-C MacBook owners

Sonnet adapter brings 5Gb Ethernet to USB-C MacBook owners

Sonnet Technologies aims to provide faster wired network connectivity by leveraging Ethernet speeds together with the Solo5G adapter that uses the USB-A, USB-C, or Thunderbolt ports on MacBook.

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BOE readies Apple-only OLED lines in anticipation of iPhone orders

BOE readies Apple-only OLED lines in anticipation of iPhone orders

Chinese display producer BOE is allegedly investing heavily in creating lines for OLED modules intended just for Apple products, in what seems to be BOE's latest attempt to secure orders and become part of the iPhone supply chain.

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Johnson & Johnson and Apple partner on new stroke risk study

Johnson & Johnson and Apple partner on new stroke risk study

Willing participants age 65 and over can help Apple and Johnson & Johnson find out if the Apple Watch is a viable method for reducing the risk of stroke.

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Foxconn incentivizes employees to return to assembly plants in China

Foxconn incentivizes employees to return to assembly plants in China

In an effort to combat low employee turnout, Foxconn has begun providing incentives for workers to return to assembly plants in Shenzhen and Chengzhou, China.

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Netatmo Smart Indoor Camera now supports HomeKit Secure Video

Netatmo Smart Indoor Camera now supports HomeKit Secure Video

Netatmo has finally added support for Apple's HomeKit Secure Video to its Smart Indoor Camera, bringing compatibility for the smart home platform's video feature to the home security and monitoring hardware.

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Apple's AR plans include accurate handling of real and virtual objects

Apple's AR plans include accurate handling of real and virtual objects

A new Apple patent describes a system of registering when a user is or is not touching a real object in a virtual space, and doing so with depth measurement from fingertips and calculated from camera angles.

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Monday, February 24, 2020

Apple will soon let Mac Pro owners install their own chassis wheels

Apple will soon let Mac Pro owners install their own chassis wheels

When Apple launched Mac Pro in December, the company took flak for designing a machine with non-interchangeable feet, restricting owners from swapping out foot pegs for wheels without the help of Apple or an Authorized Service Provider. That will soon change.

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Apple to again skip US congressional hearing on Chinese influence in tech

Apple to again skip US congressional hearing on Chinese influence in tech

Apple has for the second time declined to attend a U.S. congressional hearing that would have scrutinized its relationship with China as part of a larger investigation into tech privacy and security.

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Apple continues to reopen China retail stores following coronavirus closures

Apple continues to reopen China retail stores following coronavirus closures

Apple is slowly reopening its fleet of Chinese retail stores after the new coronavirus outbreak forced closures of all outlets in the region earlier in February.

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