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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Instagram website source code exposed private information of thousands

Instagram website source code exposed private information of thousands

A security researcher discovered a flaw in Instagram's website that left user contact information exposed for months, potentially allowing nefarious actors to create databases containing the phone numbers and email addresses of thousands.

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App developer Panic reveals 'Playdate' handheld gaming system

App developer Panic reveals 'Playdate' handheld gaming system

Panic, a developer known for macOS and iOS apps like Transmit and Coda, on Wednesday announced plans for its first hardware offering in Playdate, a small handheld gaming device set to launch in 2020.

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Man pleads guilty to trafficking counterfeit iPhones in Oregon return scam

Man pleads guilty to trafficking counterfeit iPhones in Oregon return scam

A Chinese student pleaded guilty in Oregon on Wednesday to one count of trafficking counterfeit iPhones, which he used to dupe Apple into giving him real units for sale in China.

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WWDC 2019 schedule teases ReplayKit for macOS, hearing tech in HealthKit

WWDC 2019 schedule teases ReplayKit for macOS, hearing tech in HealthKit

Apple's WWDC 2019 schedule has quietly revealed that ReplayKit will be coming to macOS later this year, and that the company's HealthKit ambitions include hearing.

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Hands-OnHands on: WaterField's Tech Rolltop Backpack for MacBooks & iPads

Hands on: WaterField's Tech Rolltop Backpack for MacBooks & iPads

San Francisco-based WaterField recently launched the Tech Rolltop Backpack, an option for Mac and iPad toters who occasionally need to cram in a lot extra.

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New price drops deliver the best deals on Apple Watches, Macs, iPads

New price drops deliver the best deals on Apple Watches, Macs, iPads

Steeper markdowns have just been issued on Apple hardware, delivering the lowest prices anywhere on Apple's Mac mini, 2018 MacBook Air, iMac 5K, Series 3 and Series 4 Watches and more.

WWDC app updates with neon stickers and logo, account profile changes

WWDC app updates with neon stickers and logo, account profile changes

Apple has updated the official WWDC app for iOS, refreshing it with new features for attendees relating to notification management and virtual queuing, as well as visual updates including a selectable neon app logo and stickers.

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Amazon, Best Buy issue steeper price cuts on MacBook Pros

Amazon, Best Buy issue steeper price cuts on MacBook Pros

After discounting 2017 non-Touch Bar 13-inch MacBook Pros last week, Amazon and Best Buy are expanding their respective Apple sales to include 2018 MacBook Pros with fresh price drops of up to $300 off.

Apple issues supplemental update for macOS Mojave 10.14.5 fixing T2 issues in MacBook Pro

Apple issues supplemental update for macOS Mojave 10.14.5 fixing T2 issues in MacBook Pro

Apple has issued a supplemental update for macOS Mojave 10.14.5 for users of the 15-inch MacBook Pro, a recommended download that fixes a problem associated with the built-in T2 Security Chip.

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Apple summoning media to WWDC 2019 keynote with unicorn emoji invites

Apple summoning media to WWDC 2019 keynote with unicorn emoji invites

Apple has started to send out invitations to members of the media to attend the keynote address of WWDC 2019, an event that typically has Apple providing a first look at operating system updates and features it will be releasing later in the year.

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Sonnet ships Solo10G SFP+ Thunderbolt 3 10-gigabit Ethernet adapter

Sonnet ships Solo10G SFP+ Thunderbolt 3 10-gigabit Ethernet adapter

Accessory maker Sonnet Technologies on Wednesday launched two 10-gigabit Ethernet adapters, including one that connects to Macs through Thunderbolt 3.

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VideoPowerbeats Pro are better headphones than AirPods, but won't replace them

Powerbeats Pro are better headphones than AirPods, but won't replace them

After rocking Apple's newest Powerbeats Pro for the last week, we had to come to a conclusion on whether or not these water-resistant, better sounding, wireless headphones were going to usurp our go-to AirPods. While they are a clear winner with a target audience, for us, AirPods are still the way to go — here's why.

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ARM severs ties with Huawei, creating crisis for future phone designs

ARM severs ties with Huawei, creating crisis for future phone designs

Chip designer ARM is reportedly cutting off business with Huawei, a move that could potentially cripple the Chinese smartphone maker on top of the existing U.S. restrictions.

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Apple adding privacy-centric ad click attribution tech to Safari & WebKit

Apple adding privacy-centric ad click attribution tech to Safari & WebKit

Apple has introduced a new privacy technology it is including in WebKit, the browser rendering engine used by Safari, one that enables online advertising to allow attribution for clicks to be passed along to marketers, but while at the same time preventing the user from being identified or profiled.

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Apple could take a 29% earnings bite if China threatened retaliatory ban

Apple could take a 29% earnings bite if China threatened retaliatory ban

Though there's no sign of such action on the horizon, a Chinese ban on Apple business would decimate the company, knocking 29% percent off earnings, according to a Goldman Sachs analyst.

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EditorialEditorial: Reporting about the MacBook Pro is failing at a faster rate than the butterfly keyboard

Editorial: Reporting about the MacBook Pro is failing at a faster rate than the butterfly keyboard

In April 2015, Apple introduced its new Retina Display MacBook with a new "butterfly" keyboard design. Some critics didn't like its shorter key travel, but complaints really began to snowball as its mechanism was adopted across Apple's other notebook models. Today it's regarded by some as a major problem, but journalists describing the problem don't seem to really know what that problem actually is, and are misleading users with their reports based on fact-free claims.

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Apple 'more upfront' with consumers following 'batterygate' affair says UK regulator

Apple 'more upfront' with consumers following 'batterygate' affair says UK regulator

Apple will be "clearer and more upfront" with iPhone users concerning the smartphone's battery health and performance, a UK competition regulator has advised, following talks with the company over how it throttled battery performance in older iPhone models in 2017.

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ExclusiveSave up to $1,000 on 2018 MacBook Pros with these blowout deals

Save up to $1,000 on 2018 MacBook Pros with these blowout deals

More price drops are in, and these special markdowns are available exclusively for AppleInsider readers. Save $500 to $1,000 instantly on 2018 15-inch MacBook Pros featuring 32GB of memory and at least 1TB of storage. In addition to the lowest prices ever, shoppers can take advantage of no interest financing or a sales tax refund, further adding to the savings.

Hands-OnHands on: Newly updated FileMaker Pro 18 focuses on improvements for long-time users

Hands on: Newly updated FileMaker Pro 18 focuses on improvements for long-time users

Wednesday's FileMaker Pro 18 update isn't as big as in previous years, but the latest edition still brings significant improvements to features that will delight existing users.

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Chinese diplomat attacks Apple & Trump over Huawei - using an iPhone

Chinese diplomat attacks Apple & Trump over Huawei - using an iPhone

A Chinese diplomat, normally a vocal backer of government policies, was recently caught using Twitter for iPhone to defend Huawei and attack Apple and U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Tencent & Riot Games working on mobile 'League of Legends'

Tencent & Riot Games working on mobile 'League of Legends'

The popular multiplayer game "League of Legends" could soon be playable on an iPhone or iPad, with Riot Games and Tencent reportedly developing a mobile version of the title, and have apparently been collaborating on the project for over a year.

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FeatureFAQ: 2019 MacBook Pro & Apple's updated butterfly keyboard repair program

FAQ: 2019 MacBook Pro & Apple's updated butterfly keyboard repair program

As you might expect, we're getting a lot of questions about the 2019 MacBook Pro. AppleInsider tackles a few of the issues, and tells you what you can expect when and if you buy one of the new machines.

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Judge rules Qualcomm violated federal anti-trust laws, orders remedial action

Judge rules Qualcomm violated federal anti-trust laws, orders remedial action

In a ruling late handed in late Tuesday night, a federal judge ruled Qualcomm unlawfully suppressed competition by abusing its dominant power in the cellular modem business, ordering the firm to change how it negotiates and renegotiated its licensing deals.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Portland becomes first US city to offer Apple Pay Express Transit integration

Portland becomes first US city to offer Apple Pay Express Transit integration

For the first time in the U.S., Apple iPhone and Apple Watch owners can use their devices' Express Transit functionality to board the Portland-Vancouver area's TriMet and C-Tran buses, MAX light rail trains and the Portland Streetcar.

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LG's 23.7-inch UltraFine 4K display goes on sale via Apple's online store

LG's 23.7-inch UltraFine 4K display goes on sale via Apple's online store

Apple has started to sell a 23.7-inch LG UltraFine display through its online storefront, a monitor replacing the now-discontinued 4K and 5K UltraFine displays that only surfaced on Monday via an Apple retail outlet with no fanfare.

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Hands-OnIkea's Tradfri line is a good and inexpensive gateway to Apple's HomeKit system

Ikea's Tradfri line is a good and inexpensive gateway to Apple's HomeKit system

As the worldwide furniture chain expands its HomeKit range, Ikea could be how Apple finally gets its system into the mainstream — if the devices are good enough.

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Apple launches repair program for 2016 13-inch MacBook Pros with 'stage light' problem

Apple launches repair program for 2016 13-inch MacBook Pros with 'stage light' problem

At last addressing a long-standing controversy, Apple has introduced a Backlight Service Program for the "stage light" problem affecting some 2016-model 13-inch MacBook Pros.

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Savant rolls out HomeKit support including circuit breaker control

Savant rolls out HomeKit support including circuit breaker control

Smarthome brand Savant on Tuesday announced Apple HomeKit support across multiple products, including its Circuit Breaker Companion Module, claimed to be the first-ever HomeKit product to control breakers.

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B&H issues new price drops on Apple's 2018 MacBook Pros

B&H issues new price drops on Apple's 2018 MacBook Pros

On the heels of Apple's 2019 MacBook Pro announcements, B&H is knocking up to $1,000 off a variety of 2018 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros, including premium configs with Vega 20 graphics. In addition to the instant markdowns, qualifying shoppers can also snap up financing incentives or a sales tax refund with B&H's Payboo Credit Card.

Apple extends MacBook Pro keyboard service program to 2018 models

Apple extends MacBook Pro keyboard service program to 2018 models

Apple is extending its service program for MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboard repairs to include models released in 2018, and it making it faster for end-users as well.

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Apple updates 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros with new Intel chips, enhanced butterfly keyboard

Apple updates 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros with new Intel chips, enhanced butterfly keyboard

Apple has announced a new crop of MacBook Pro models with Intel's newest 8th and 9th generation Core processors and is addressing concerns with its ultra slim butterfly keyboards with new enhancements to substantially reduce issues users may experience with stuck or unresponsive keys.

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iOS exploit closed in iOS 12.2 let websites use motion sensors to 'fingerprint' devices

iOS exploit closed in iOS 12.2 let websites use motion sensors to 'fingerprint' devices

Though already patched on iPhones and iPads, University of Cambridge researchers say they've developed a hacking technique that can "fingerprint" a person by way of motion sensors.

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FeatureHere are all the receivers and speakers that are getting AirPlay 2

Here are all the receivers and speakers that are getting AirPlay 2

AirPlay 2 is a small but important addition to Apple's audio world, allowing sound on multiple devices simultaneously. Here's a list of the compatible speakers and receivers promised so far, and where available, the dates AirPlay 2 support is expected. Updated on May 21 with new receivers by Denon and Marantz.

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Apple's deal to sell on Amazon directly is crushing small resellers by design

Apple's deal to sell on Amazon directly is crushing small resellers by design

Apple's deal to get an official presence on Amazon has resulted in not just Apple being forced to share data on sales with Amazon, but also many smaller resellers either going out of business or struggling with alternative platforms like eBay, Etsy, and Walmart.

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Vizio's 2019 TVs with upcoming AirPlay 2 & HomeKit support now on sale

Vizio's 2019 TVs with upcoming AirPlay 2 & HomeKit support now on sale

Vizio has started to make its 2019 line of smart televisions available to purchase, with the collection of 4K-resolution screens all set to offer support for Apple's AirPlay 2 and HomeKit in an update to the SmartCast 3.0 software arriving this summer.

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Improvements to Apple News in iOS 12.3 & macOS 10.14.5 are just the beginning

Improvements to Apple News in iOS 12.3 & macOS 10.14.5 are just the beginning

Apple is now highlighting new features that allow publishers to put content in front of willing subscribers with more ease, and the company also says that hundreds of people are working away to make the service even better.

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Tado ships updated Smart AC Control with native HomeKit

Tado ships updated Smart AC Control with native HomeKit

Germany's Tado on Tuesday launched an updated Smart AC Control in Europe, offering native support for Apple's HomeKit.

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Apple building large car drive rooms as Project Titan lives on

Apple building large car drive rooms as Project Titan lives on

Apple's "Project Titan" lives on, as the company is reportedly building large drive rooms in California for continued testing, and developing advanced battery technology.

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Apple made informal bid to buy Tesla at $240 per share in 2013

Apple made informal bid to buy Tesla at $240 per share in 2013

Apple's automotive ambitions could have been augmented with the acquisition of Tesla, an analyst claims, with the iPhone maker said to have made a "serious bid" to buy the electric car producer in 2013, a move that could have brought technology developed under "Project Titan" to commercialization far earlier.

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