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Thursday, December 13, 2018

ExclusiveFirst look at the site of Apple's $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas

First look at the site of Apple's $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas

Apple on Thursday revealed plans to build a second, $1 billion campus in Austin, spanning 133 acres and housing 5,000 workers. AppleInsider took a look at the site as it exists today, and gives you a brief primer on the area.

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Tumblr returns to iOS App Store ahead of 'adult' content ban

Tumblr returns to iOS App Store ahead of 'adult' content ban

Photo-centric blogging platform Tumblr returned to the iOS App Store this week after its app was pulled last month following the discovery that the service was hosting child pornography.

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Review: SliQ is the latest AirPods Qi wireless charging case

Review: SliQ is the latest AirPods Qi wireless charging case

As the world awaits Apple's official Qi wireless charging case for AirPods, it seems like dozens have popped up in its stead. This time around, we are taking a look at the SliQ case by East Brooklyn Labs.

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Apple activates Mac App Store analytics in App Store Connect

Apple activates Mac App Store analytics in App Store Connect

Developers on Thursday received a powerful new tool to track customer engagement in macOS Mojave, as Apple activated Mac App Store analytics in App Store Connect.

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Apple's social media efforts fail again as Apple Music Connect to shut down in 2019

Apple's social media efforts fail again as Apple Music Connect to shut down in 2019

Musicians on Apple Music are receiving notifications saying that, as of Thursday, they can no longer post new content to Connect, the service's blog-style platform for reaching out to fans.

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Green Monday extended: Save up to $1,400 on MacBooks, iPads, Apple Watches, iMacs, software & more

Green Monday extended: Save up to $1,400 on MacBooks, iPads, Apple Watches, iMacs, software & more

With Christmas less than two weeks away, retailers are offering last-minute deals on everything from the latest Apple hardware to software and accessories. Save up to $1,400 during the Green Monday deal week, with free expedited shipping and no sales tax in many states on a variety of configurations.

Apple commercials claim three spots in Adweek 'Best Ads of 2018' rankings

Apple commercials claim three spots in Adweek 'Best Ads of 2018' rankings

Trade publication Adweek has published its annual list of the 25 best ads across all media, handing out three spots to TV commercials for Apple.

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FeatureAll of the future TV shows that Apple has in development

All of the future TV shows that Apple has in development

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 details on a series featuring Jennifer Garner and J.J. Abrams.

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FeatureHoliday Gift Guide 2018: The best gift ideas for the frequent traveler

Holiday Gift Guide 2018: The best gift ideas for the frequent traveler

Traveling for work or pleasure is one of those activities that tests the mettle of your electronics — if you have a frequent traveler in your life, here's a starting point for finding genuinely useful devices and accessories.

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Hands-OnHands on: Neato's iPhone-controlled Botvac D7 Connected

Hands on: Neato's iPhone-controlled Botvac D7 Connected

The Botvac D7 Connected is the top-of-the-line robot vacuum from California's Neato, with nearly all of the features you could theoretically want to see in an autonomous cleaning device for your home. We're just starting our review, but here's an early glimpse.

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VideoWatch Apple's iPad Pro chew through Fortnite at 60fps

Watch Apple's iPad Pro chew through Fortnite at 60fps

While Apple's 2018 iPad Pro is a bonafide performance powerhouse in synthetic testing, there has yet to be an app that showcases the tablet's mettle. That recently changed when Epic Games released an update to Fortnite, delivering an option to play the massively popular game at a smooth 60 frames per second.

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Qualcomm urging Chinese courts to extend sales ban to iPhone XS & XR

Qualcomm urging Chinese courts to extend sales ban to iPhone XS & XR

Qualcomm is attempting to extend the iPhone ban in China, and is in the process of filing additional lawsuits in the courts to extend the iPhone sales restriction to Apple's latest hardware releases.

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Apple looks to make Group FaceTime audio calls more realistic

Apple looks to make Group FaceTime audio calls more realistic

Audio-only group FaceTime calls with multiple people could be easier to deal with in the future, as Apple has suggested a way to process audio to implement the "cocktail party" effect, to make it easier to determine who is speaking.

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Qualcomm could still win an iPhone ban in the US at the hands of the USITC

Qualcomm could still win an iPhone ban in the US at the hands of the USITC

A panel of judges at the US International Trade Commission is reviewing a previous ruling that the agency made, and it could overturn a decision that an iPhone ban is not in the public interest if Apple infringed a Qualcomm patent.

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Apple to build $1B campus in Austin, increase employment nationwide

Apple to build $1B campus in Austin, increase employment nationwide

Alongside the Texas campus, the company plans new or expanded sites in Seattle, Pittsburgh, Colorado and more over the next three years.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Apple now has up to 50 doctors on staff for health tech work, report says

Apple now has up to 50 doctors on staff for health tech work, report says

Apple may now have as many as 50 medical doctors spread through the company as it continues to build on the health technologies found in the iPhone, Apple Watch, and HealthKit.

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ExclusiveLowest prices ever: Up to $850 off 2018 MacBook Pros; up to $1,400 off 2017 MacBook Pros; $400 off Vega 20 MBP

Lowest prices ever: Up to $850 off 2018 MacBook Pros; up to $1,400 off 2017 MacBook Pros; $400 off Vega 20 MBP

Last minute holiday deals have just arrived with record breaking discounts on current and closeout Macs. Save $400 on a 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Vega 20 graphics, now $2,749 (the lowest price ever). Other 2018 models are up to $850 off, with 2017 configurations ringing in at up to $1,400 off. Upgraded models start at just $1,449 with no tax outside NY and NJ and 0% financing.

Apple starts selling LumaForge video production servers to business customers

Apple starts selling LumaForge video production servers to business customers

Apple has started to sell servers from video software production hardware provider LumaForge through its retail channels, with three servers from the range now available to purchase by filmmakers and video editing firms via the Mac producer.

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VideoComparing the Samsung X5 Thunderbolt 3 SSD versus the G-Drive Mobile SSD & Glyph RAID Atom SSD

Comparing the Samsung X5 Thunderbolt 3 SSD versus the G-Drive Mobile SSD & Glyph RAID Atom SSD

Samsung's X5 portable SSD is a beast with best in class performance, but a price tag above what the average consumer will need. We review the red and gray device and compare it to a pair of other extremely capable SSDs from GDrive and Glyph.

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Apple's streaming video service casting director is Sony exec Tamara Hunter

Apple's streaming video service casting director is Sony exec Tamara Hunter

After what has been called an "extensive search," Apple has brought on Sony Pictures' Tamara Hunter to lead Apple's casting efforts for its video streaming service.

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FeatureIntel details 'Sunny Cove' processors suitable for 2019 Mac Pro, iMac Pro refresh in 2019

Intel details 'Sunny Cove' processors suitable for 2019 Mac Pro, iMac Pro refresh in 2019

Intel has revealed some of the innovations it will be putting to use in its upcoming processors, with the introduction of higher-performance Sunny Cove microarchitecture and 3D die stacking for processors potentially making their way into future Mac devices, with arrival more likely in Xeon-equipped iMac Pro and Mac Pro lines first.

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FeatureHere are all of the Apple retail store openings, moves, and remodels in 2018

Here are all of the Apple retail store openings, moves, and remodels in 2018

With few setbacks, Apple is almost continuously expanding and updating its global retail chain, now over 500 locations. Here's the company's evolution in 2018 so far, updated on Dec. 12 with word on an upcoming store in Atlanta.

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2019 iPhones may use touch-integrated OLED for thinner displays, says questionable report

2019 iPhones may use touch-integrated OLED for thinner displays, says questionable report

Samsung might be supplying Apple with a new touch-integrated OLED panel allowing for thinner iPhones, a report claimed on Wednesday.

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Hot deal: Apple's HomePod on sale for $249 ($100 off) while supplies last

Hot deal: Apple's HomePod on sale for $249 ($100 off) while supplies last

After originally selling out, B&H has brought back the incredibly popular $249 deal on Apple's HomePod with free expedited delivery. What's more, B&H will not collect sales tax in many states. Supplies are limited, so grab this deal while you can.

Qualcomm argues continued Chinese iPhone sales violate court injunction

Qualcomm argues continued Chinese iPhone sales violate court injunction

Qualcomm has reportedly presented a Chinese court with video evidence that Apple is still selling iPhones in the country, and insisted that this violates an injunction imposed earlier this week.

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Apple developing own iPhone cellular modem, hirings and insiders say

Apple developing own iPhone cellular modem, hirings and insiders say

A new Apple job listing is suggesting that the company is looking to break the shackles of Qualcomm and Intel for the iPhone in the future, raising the possibility again that Apple might make its own cellular modem.

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Hands-OnAlgoriddim's new unified djay for iOS goes free with subscription, adds new hardware support

Algoriddim's new unified djay for iOS goes free with subscription, adds new hardware support

Algoriddim's new djay for iOS has moved to a subscription model, and includes beat-matching, A12 Bionic machine learning, plus iPad Pro USB-C support.

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Killer deals: $225-$400 off every 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Vega graphics

Killer deals: $225-$400 off every 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Vega graphics

Back by popular demand, Apple authorized reseller Adorama is knocking $225 to $400 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 planning to 'sit tight' on Chinese iPhone production unless tariffs spike

Apple planning to 'sit tight' on Chinese iPhone production unless tariffs spike

Apple and its suppliers will allegedly hold onto the current Chinese-based production model for iPhones even if the U.S. imposes a 10 percent tariff, but may re-examine the situation if that rises to 25 percent, according to one report.

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Macquarie slashes Apple stock target price from $222 to $188 over weakness in Services

Macquarie slashes Apple stock target price from $222 to $188 over weakness in Services

The continuing growth of Apple's Services arm won't last forever, warns Macquarie Research, advising investors of the possibility that revenue growth for that aspect of Apple's business could dip in 2019 for a variety of reasons.

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Apple may launch premium Apple News subscriptions in spring, but getting weak publisher response

Apple may launch premium Apple News subscriptions in spring, but getting weak publisher response

Apple is reportedly aiming to relaunch Texture as a premium subscription option within Apple News, possibly as soon this spring, but is encountering stiff reactions from publishers.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Microsoft Office apps updated with support for latest macOS Mojave features including Dark Mode

Microsoft Office apps updated with support for latest macOS Mojave features including Dark Mode

Microsoft on Tuesday pushed out an update to its suite of Office apps for Mac with full support for new operating system-level features baked into Apple's macOS Mojave, including Dark Mode and Continuity Camera.

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Verizon app update allows entirely app-based eSIM activation for iPhone XS, XR

Verizon app update allows entirely app-based eSIM activation for iPhone XS, XR

Verizon on Tuesday updated its customer service app, My Verizon, with support for fully app-based eSIM activations on the latest iPhone XS, XS Max and XR.

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ReviewReview: Shinola Canfield In-Ear Monitor earbuds nail the premium experience

Review: Shinola Canfield In-Ear Monitor earbuds nail the premium experience

Shinola has improved its headphone game with a wireless Bluetooth version of the sturdy Canfield In-Ear Monitors. AppleInsider leans back in our comfy chair with our favorite playlist to see how they perform.

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Holiday Apple deals: $300-$700 off 2018 15" MacBook Pros; $225 off Vega models; $50 off 11" iPad Pros

Holiday Apple deals: $300-$700 off 2018 15

With Christmas only two weeks away, now is the time to finish your holiday shopping while the deals are hot. Save up to $700 on Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro thanks to record breaking discounts. New 11-inch iPad Pros are also on sale with prices starting at $759.

EditorialThere is a lot of needless investor panic about the Chinese iPhone 'ban'

There is a lot of needless investor panic about the Chinese iPhone 'ban'

News broke on Monday about a ban on iPhone imports and sales in China — and as you'd expect, a chorus of analysts freaked out about it immediately. Here's why they're wrong, and that the ruling isn't anything more than a negotiating tool by Qualcomm.

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Google's Pichai denies any political bias in search results during lengthy Congressional testimony

Google's Pichai denies any political bias in search results during lengthy Congressional testimony

Google CEO Sundar Pichai testified in front of a U.S. congressional panel on Tuesday to address a number of issues, above all deflecting suggestions that the company's search results are biased towards one political party or another.

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PSA: Be sure to try your USB-C hub on your iPad Pro before buying a new one

PSA: Be sure to try your USB-C hub on your iPad Pro before buying a new one

Instead of spending a pile of cash on a new USB-C hub for your new iPad Pro, give your existing one a try first, as most will work just fine.

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ExclusiveHere's where to get the lowest prices on Apple's upgraded 2018 MacBook Pros for the holidays

Here's where to get the lowest prices on Apple's upgraded 2018 MacBook Pros for the holidays

Apple authorized reseller Adorama has just issued steeper markdowns on Apple's CTO 2018 MacBook Pros for the holidays, with combined instant and coupon savings totaling up to $300 off with no tax outside NY and NJ. These deals, which offer shoppers the lowest prices available, are available only at AppleInsider.