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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Apple's iPhone 11 Pro used to film new Lady Gaga music video 'Stupid Love'

Apple's iPhone 11 Pro used to film new Lady Gaga music video 'Stupid Love'

Pop diva Lady Gaga is set to release a new single titled "Stupid Love" on Friday, and in a tweet revealed the song's accompanying music video was shot using Apple's iPhone 11 Pro.

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FCC to reportedly fine US wireless carriers at least $200M for selling customer location data

FCC to reportedly fine US wireless carriers at least $200M for selling customer location data

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is expected to propose hefty fines on AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile following an investigation into allegations that the U.S. cellphone carriers collected and sold real-time consumer location data.

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Apple Arcade debuts exclusive 'Crossy Road' spinoff

Apple Arcade debuts exclusive 'Crossy Road' spinoff

Apple Arcade on Thursday added a new title to its list of exclusive games in "Crossy Road Castle," a spinoff of Hipster Whale's "Crossy Road" endless runner that debuted in 2014.

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Apple developing limited TV series about WeWork debacle

Apple developing limited TV series about WeWork debacle

A limited series based on the story of embattled tech-centric real estate firm and former startup darling WeWork is in the works at Apple, according to a report on Thursday.

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iPhone 11 is second-best selling smartphone globally in 2019

iPhone 11 is second-best selling smartphone globally in 2019

The iPhone 11 was the second best-selling smartphone in the entire world for 2019 behind the iPhone XR, Counterpoint Research claims, despite only being made available for fewer than four months out of the whole year.

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Apple releasing iPad Pro keyboard with trackpad later in 2020

Apple releasing iPad Pro keyboard with trackpad later in 2020

According to sources familiar with the matter, Apple is releasing an iPad Pro keyboard with a trackpad later in 2020 to help positioning of the tablet against competitors.

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VideoReview: Anker's Nebula Mars II is a solid AirPlay projector

Review: Anker's Nebula Mars II is a solid AirPlay projector

The Anker Nebula Mars II speaker is a compact portable project that allows you to turn any wall into the big screen. Watch movies, play games, catch up on sports, and binge peak TV anywhere you have an open space, either wired or wire-free.

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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.

Coronavirus forces 'Plague Inc' game off the China App Store

Coronavirus forces 'Plague Inc' game off the China App Store

The ongoing coronavirus outbreak in China has led to popular game "Plague Inc" to be pulled from the country's App Store after China decided it was illegal — despite having been available for eight years.

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Tim Cook optimistic that coronavirus is getting under control in China

Tim Cook optimistic that coronavirus is getting under control in China

In an excerpt from an interview that will Air on Friday, Apple CEO Tim Cook says that he is hopeful that coronavirus is starting to get under control in China, and factories are coming back online.

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ExclusiveHidden ways to save up to $3,000 on Apple Mac Pros at B&H

Hidden ways to save up to $3,000 on Apple Mac Pros at B&H

With powerful components and a sleek design, the Mac Pro is a high-performance rig that is incredibly quiet, making it an excellent choice for music producers. But with 5,000+ configurations to choose from, it can be hard selecting the perfect set of specs. Luckily, with these hidden ways to save up to $3,000 on the 2019 Mac Pro, the choice got a whole lot easier.

Tim Cook launches AR civil rights education program with EdFarm

Tim Cook launches AR civil rights education program with EdFarm

Apple CEO Tim Cook's visit to Birmingham, Alabama was for an announcement involving the educational nonprofit EdFarm, which is going to provide access to Apple's coding and creation curriculum as well as teaching about civil rights through the use of augmented reality.

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TipsHow to connect AirPods to MacBook Pro

How to connect AirPods to MacBook Pro

Apple seems to expect you to use AirPods and AirPods Pro with your iPhone, but you can connect them to your MacBook Pro instead — and Apple does help.

FCC approves rumored 'Powerbeats 4' earphones

FCC approves rumored 'Powerbeats 4' earphones

A filing at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission has confirmed a new set of earphones are on the way from Apple, with artwork indicating they may be the rumored Beats "Powerbeats 4."

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EU may force Apple to make iPhone battery replacements easier

EU may force Apple to make iPhone battery replacements easier

A future version of the iPhone or iPad may have a removable battery compartment, a leaked proposal from the European Union may demand, one that could force Apple into a major redesign of the high-selling smartphone, if it ever gets approved.

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Coronavirus forces massive AAPL hit, Microsoft earnings warning

Coronavirus forces massive AAPL hit, Microsoft earnings warning

As uncertainty swirls about the coronavirus impact technology industry-wide, industry stalwart Microsoft has issued an earnings warning, and Apple stock price continues to plummet.

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Apple's China game license check will pinch indie developers

Apple's China game license check will pinch indie developers

Developers are concerned over Apple's sudden decision to start checking game licenses issued by the Chinese government for titles with in-app purchases, as the new requirement may force many games to be delisted in the regional App Store due to not having the authorization.

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Two Apple operations executives depart company

Two Apple operations executives depart company

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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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.

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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