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Friday, August 19, 2022

Controversial Apple-1 said to be owned by Steve Jobs sells for small fortune

A rare Apple-1 prototype said to be personally owned by Steve Jobs has sold at auction for big money, according to auction house RR Auction.

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EditorialApple's latest security update is important, but the mass-media response is unhinged

The latest Apple security update contains some fixes that you should apply to your devices, but they are nowhere near warranting the amount of ill-informed media attention that they're receiving.

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Oeplay MusicStar5 review: Fantastic audio quality with some significant issues in the design

Oeplay's MusicStar5 Bluetooth speaker provides out-of-this-world sound — but only in certain circumstances.

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Apple continuing full-court press against retail unionization efforts

Apple has been addressing unionization drives by discussing a host of anti-union talking points at several more of its Apple Store locations in Maryland and Virginia.

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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 notebooks bundled with AC and the Edge financing promotion.

Apple AirPower prototype given close look in new video

A new video on Friday has given an in-depth look at a prototype version of Apple's AirPower, the canceled multi-device charging mat that was beset by engineering difficulties from the start.

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Daily deals August 19: Apple Magic Keyboard for $75, $150 off M2 MacBook Pro, 88% off Microsoft Office, more

Daily deals August 19: Apple Magic Keyboard for $75, $150 off M2 MacBook Pro, 88% off Microsoft Office, more

Friday's best deals include $140 off a SanDisk 1TB portable SSD, AirPods Pro for $179, $120 off Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle, and much more.

Apple celebrates music recognition app Shazam turning 20

Apple is commemorating the 20th birthday of Shazam by looking back on the music recognition app's history and the "most Shazamed song" for each year of the past two decades.

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Apple event excitement, TikTok controversy, and useless VPNs, on the AppleInsider podcast

On this week's episode of the AppleInsider Podcast, iPhone 14 is getting nearer — and some say it'll be sooner than we think. Plus Apple threatens its own staff over TikTok use, and there's compelling evidence that iOS VPNs do not work.

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Apple fails in bid for Big Ten Conference streaming package

Apple fails in bid for Big Ten Conference streaming package

Sports streaming rights for the Big Ten conference will be shared between CBS, NBC, Fox, and Peacock through the 2030 season, leaving Apple without any access.

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Exclusive'Trying' stars Rafe Spall and Esther Smith talk about working on an Apple show, and to binge or not to binge

'Trying' stars Rafe Spall and Esther Smith talk about working on an Apple show, and to binge or not to binge

Apple TV+ "Trying" stars Rafe Spall and Esther Smith sat down with AppleInsider during their tour of U.S. cities, as the show's third season enters its home stretch.

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ReviewArchitectural honeycomb Serena Shades by Lutron review: A great HomeKit addition

Architectural honeycomb Serena Shades by Lutron review: A great HomeKit addition

As a recent addition to the Serena Shades by Lutron lineup, the new architectural honeycomb shades are an essential part of any HomeKit smart home.

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Why Genius Bar appointments always seem to start late

In a long and detailed thread, an ex-Apple retail employee who helped launch Apple's in-store Concierge system details exactly why and how appointments made for support at in-store Genius Bars never seem to start on time.

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ExclusiveFlash deal: get Microsoft Office for Mac Home & Business 2021 for $39.99 (88% off)

The year's cheapest Microsoft Office for Mac deal is back, with an 88% discount dropping the price of a lifetime Home & Business 2021 license down to $39.99 exclusively for AppleInsider readers.

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Thursday, August 18, 2022

TikTok monitors everything users type when using in-app browser

TikTok's in-app browser injects JavaScript into external websites, allowing the app to monitor all input, including passwords and credit card numbers.

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Apple adds new charts to Podcasts tracking subscription shows & channels

Apple has added two new charts to its Apple Podcasts platform that track both subscription-based podcasts and subscription podcast channels.

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FeatureThe best secure note apps for iOS, iPadOS, and macOS to keep your thoughts private

Secure note apps ensure that private thoughts or information remain confidential. These apps, from first-party to third-party apps, get the job done — but they're not all created equal.

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Apple Card issuer Goldman Sachs ranks first in credit card satisfaction survey

Goldman Sachs, Apple's financial partner and issuer of the Apple Card, has ranked first in customer satisfaction in a J.D. Power survey for the second year in a row.

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ExclusiveDeals: save up to $150 on every M2 MacBook Air, plus $40 off AppleCare

Apple's brand-new 2022 MacBook Air with the M2 chip is discounted, with every model — even those with 24GB of RAM — up to $150 off with our exclusive promo code. AppleCare is $40 off too.

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Apple could be the first to use TSMC's 3nm chip process for M2 Pro

Apple's 2022 MacBook Pros may pack new M2 Pro and M2 Max chipsets made with TSMC's latest 3nm manufacturing process, according to a new report.

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VideoComparison: 2022 MacBook Air versus Dell XPS 13 Plus

Comparison: 2022 MacBook Air versus Dell XPS 13 Plus

Apple's updated MacBook Air is a compact powerhouse of a notebook, and Dell's XPS 13 Plus tailors to the same market segment. Here's how the two notebooks stand in our hands on side-by-side comparison.

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Apple spotlights how Chicago's 'Photography for All' centers on the iPad

Chicago Lighthouse's Apple-supported "Photography for All" program sees visually-impaired participants provided with an iPad Air, Magic Keyboard, and Apple Pencil.

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Daily deals August 18: $700 off Samsung 49-inch monitor, 50% off Zotac 3090 graphics card, Mario Kart 8 for $39, more

Daily deals August 18: $700 off Samsung 49-inch monitor, 50% off Zotac 3090 graphics card, Mario Kart 8 for $39, more

Thursday's best deals include $400 off a Hisense 65-inch 4K HDR TV, Team Group 2.5-inch 2TB SATA III SSD for $109, $150 off Beats Studio 3, and much more.

Ming-Chi Kuo thinks he knows why the iPhone 14 may launch early

Responding to earlier reports, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has chimed in on why he thinks that the iPhone 14 will launch earlier in the year than the iPhone 13 did, based on clues from Apple's last earnings call.

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TipsThe ultimate guide on how to customize your iPhone running iOS 16

The ultimate guide on how to customize your iPhone running iOS 16

Apple's iOS 16 will make the iPhone more customizable than ever. This is the ultimate guide on how to make the iPhone a more personal device.

Finding a perfectly sized Apple Watch band may get easier in the future

There's got to be a better way to find the right Apple Watch band size for your wrist than trying out countless ones, or printing out paper guides — and Apple thinks it has the answer.

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Pixelmator Photo switches to subscription for new users

The iPhone and iPad image editor Pixelmator Photo is changing to a subscription app for new users, with an optional lifetime purchase.

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TipsHow to search offline storage with indexing apps for macOS Monterey

Maintaining track of files stored across multiple, unconnected hard drives can be a chore, but indexing and database programs can help even when the hard drive isn't connected to a computer.

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India the latest country that may require Apple to shift to USB-C for the iPhone

India's government is investigating adopting common chargers for all portable electronic devices, adding yet another government to the list who wants Apple to move away from its Lightning connector.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

FeatureSeven years later, Apple was right to kill off the 3.5mm headphone jack

Seven years later, it's more clear than ever that the days of the headphone jack on mobile devices are numbered. Here's how Apple was the vanguard for the death of the port — and what might be next for the connector.

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AppleInsider is hiring writers - apply now!

AppleInsider is hiring writers - apply now!

Do you obsess over Apple news and rumors? Do you roll out of bed and hit your favorite Apple news sites before concerning yourself with the broader aspects of life? Do you like teaching people how to use that iPhone or iPad? We may have the perfect opportunity for you.

macOS Monterey 12.5.1 now available with important security patches

macOS Monterey 12.5.1 now available with important security patches

On Wednesday, Apple released macOS Monterey 12.5.1 with security patches for potentially exploited vulnerabilities in WebKit and the Kernel.

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Apple releases iOS 15.6.1, iPadOS 15.6.1, watchOS 8.7.1 with bug fixes and security patches

Apple releases iOS 15.6.1, iPadOS 15.6.1, watchOS 8.7.1 with bug fixes and security patches

Apple has released iOS 15.6.1 and iPadOS 15.6.1 with important security patches for potentially exploited vulnerabilities alongside a watchOS 8.7.1 bug fix update.

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Apple aiming for Sept. 7 to unveil iPhone 14, Apple Watch Series 8

Apple is reportedly planning on holding its iPhone 14 and Apple Watch Series 8 launch event on Sept. 7, according to a new report.

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TipsHow to avoid AirTag batteries dying now that Apple isn't showing life remaining

You can no longer check the battery level in your AirTags whenever you want, but there are things you can — and should — do to make sure they don't die on you unexpectedly.

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Apple releases first trailer for 'The Greatest Beer Run Ever,' coming Sept. 30

Apple TV+ has released the first trailer for upcoming original film "The Greatest Beer Run Ever," which stars Zac Efron and is set to premiere on Sept. 30.

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Amazon's $569 M1 Mac mini deal is back

Bonus savings at checkout drive the price of the M1 Mac mini down to $569.99 at Amazon.

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Beats Fit Pro x Kim Kardashian are in stock at Amazon right now

All three color choices in the new Beats Fit Pro x Kim Kardashian collection are in stock at Amazon, with delivery as soon as tomorrow.

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GarageBand adds new Katy Perry, Seventeen 'Remix Sessions'

Apple's music app GarageBand for iOS and iPadOS has gained new DJ sessions based around Katy Perry and K-Pop group Seventeen.

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