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Monday, August 10, 2020

iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur direct web links to Apple News app, bypass publisher sites

iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur direct web links to Apple News app, bypass publisher sites

Users of Apple's upcoming operating systems will be redirected to the Apple News app when clicking on links from participating Apple News+ publishers, bypassing those publications' websites.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook is now a billionaire

Apple CEO Tim Cook is now a billionaire

Apple CEO Tim Cook's personal net worth has recently crossed the $1 billion mark, per a new report citing regulatory filings and market estimates.

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Apple joins tech companies in denouncing H-1B visa suspensions

Apple joins tech companies in denouncing H-1B visa suspensions

Apple has joined a long list of tech companies in filing an amicus brief, one that claims an executive order suspending foreign work visas like the H-1B visa is does more harm to US workers and the economy than good.

VideoCompared: Apple's AirPods Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus

Compared: Apple's AirPods Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus

Samsung launched the Galaxy Buds Live on Wednesday, its latest attempt to take on Apple's AirPods lineup, but how does it compare against the AirPods Pro? We take a look at the ANC-equipped wireless earphones.

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ExclusiveDeals: up to $200 off every 2020 13" MacBook Pro, plus $60 off AppleCare, 5% back

Deals: up to $200 off every 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 systems bundled with AC and the Edge financing promotion.

Apple issues first public beta of watchOS 7

Apple issues first public beta of watchOS 7

Apple has made available a public beta for watchOS 7 for the first time, allowing non-developers their first chance to try out the milestone operating system update on their own Apple Watch.

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Russian watchdog says Apple's App Store rules and behaviors are anticompetitive

Russian watchdog says Apple's App Store rules and behaviors are anticompetitive

Russia's anti-competition watchdog on Monday said that Apple is abusing its dominant industry position with the iOS App Store, and an official order is imminent.

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Best price returns: Apple AirPods Pro drop to $219

Best price returns: Apple AirPods Pro drop to $219

Apple AirPods Pro are currently on sale at Verizon this week, with the popular earphones now $30 off, matching VZW's best price.

Google Maps updated for CarPlay, revived on Apple Watch

Google Maps updated for CarPlay, revived on Apple Watch

Google has made some changes to how Google Maps works on Apple devices, with updates made to the interface when used in CarPlay, as well as a new Google Maps app for Apple Watch providing navigation on the wrist.

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Philips debuting large filament HomeKit bulbs, other updates in September

Philips debuting large filament HomeKit bulbs, other updates in September

A new leak indicates that Philips is set to debut new HomeKit-compatible Hue products — including ones with large filament bulbs — as soon as September.

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Apple 12th on Fortune's Global 500 list of companies

Apple 12th on Fortune's Global 500 list of companies

Apple has slipped one place in the Fortune Global 500 list of most profitable companies, and Amazon has overtaken it to come on ninth overall.

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Foxconn starts major hiring drive for 'iPhone 12' assembly lines

Foxconn starts major hiring drive for 'iPhone 12' assembly lines

Foxconn has commenced its annual recruiting drive to bring on more staff to its facilities in China, in preparation for the start of mass production for the "iPhone 12."

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Apple bought retail uniforms from Chinese firm sanctioned for forced labor

Apple bought retail uniforms from Chinese firm sanctioned for forced labor

Apple has previously bought clothing for Apple Store uniforms from a subsidiary of a company that the US Government is alleging violated human rights in China's Xinjiang region.

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FeatureNew HomeKit cameras, VOCOlinc PureFlow air purifier review & listener questions on HomeKit Insider

New HomeKit cameras, VOCOlinc PureFlow air purifier review & listener questions on HomeKit Insider

This week, on the HomeKit Insider podcast, your hosts discuss the US' first HomeKit air purifier from VOCOlinc, talk about the Yobi HomeKit doorbell, examine why you should use a Home Hub, answer listener questions, and more!

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OWC launches contest to send creative content to space in the Envoy Pro

OWC launches contest to send creative content to space in the Envoy Pro

OWC, known for its line of Mac & PC accessories and upgrades, will be holding a contest that gives artists a chance for their creative content to reach new heights — outer space.

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New York MTA asking Apple for better masked iPhone unlocking with Face ID

New York MTA asking Apple for better masked iPhone unlocking with Face ID

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has asked Apple to make it easier and faster for users to unlock their iPhones without removing their masks, a problem that Apple has already worked on as part of May's iOS 13.5 update.

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Wedbush raises AAPL price target to industry-high $515

Wedbush raises AAPL price target to industry-high $515

Wedbush has raised its AAPL price target to $515 ahead of an expected "iPhone 12" super cycle and Apple hitting a $2 trillion market valuation — and it sees a potential path to $600 per share.

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FeatureHard drives versus SSD storage in Macs, compared

Hard drives versus SSD storage in Macs, compared

Apple's move to using SSDs across the iMac lineup instead of hard drives offer considerable speed benefits to users. AppleInsider explains what these terms all mean to Mac users, and how they apply to your computing needs.

Amazon has a plan to save vacant mall department stores

Amazon has a plan to save vacant mall department stores

Amazon is reportedly in talks with mall owners to use empty department stores previously operated by J.C. Penney and Sears as distribution hubs, and it, coupled with Apple's high retail draw give American malls the best chance to withstand the coronavirus pandemic.

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You are cordially invited to Steve Wozniak's 70th birthday

You are cordially invited to Steve Wozniak's 70th birthday

Woz's wife Janet Wozniak is holding an online "11-days of Wozdom," celebrating her husband's 70th birthday and also raising funds for the charity Jewel's Inspiring Children Foundation.

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Micro LED screens coming to Apple Watch, but not until 2023 or 2024

Micro LED screens coming to Apple Watch, but not until 2023 or 2024

A new industry report claims that Apple will first use a micro LED display in a future Apple Watch as soon as 2023.

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US WeChat ban could cut global iPhone shipments by 30%, says Ming-Chi Kuo

US WeChat ban could cut global iPhone shipments by 30%, says Ming-Chi Kuo

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has warned investors that the Administration's decision to ban US companies from having business relationships with firms including WeChat, may have a significant impact on Apple's sales worldwide.

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Sunday, August 09, 2020

Deals: $200 off Apple's 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro (10th Gen CPU, 1TB SSD)

Deals: $200 off Apple's 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro (10th Gen CPU, 1TB SSD)

B&H Photo is knocking $200 off Apple's well-equipped Mid 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro, with units in stock and ready to ship with free expedited delivery. Plus, save up to $500 on closeout 2019 models.

Apple returns fire in Koss AirPods patent infringement battle

Apple returns fire in Koss AirPods patent infringement battle

Apple is firing back against Koss's patent lawsuit with a filing of its own, with Apple claiming not only that the personal audio manufacturer's claims are baseless, but also that it broke a confidentiality agreement.

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Twitter in long-shot talks to potentially buy TikTok

Twitter in long-shot talks to potentially buy TikTok

TikTok has apparently been in other talks to help it avoid the incoming presidential ban, with a report claiming the short-form video app spoke to Twitter about some form of "combination" ahead of Microsoft's acquisition talks.

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Saturday, August 08, 2020

TikTok's plans to sue Trump Administration to end ban on Tuesday

TikTok's plans to sue Trump Administration to end ban on Tuesday

The embattled short-form video app TikTok may launch its legal fight against an executive order banning the app in the United States on Tuesday, under grounds the ban is unconstitutional.

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27-inch iMac teardown shows lack of storage upgrade options

27-inch iMac teardown shows lack of storage upgrade options

A teardown of the 2020 27-inch iMac reveals Apple made a few changes to the internals to accommodate its removal of the mechanical hard drive, including the loss of SATA connectors, the SSD being integrated into the logic board, and some small changes to the case.

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ReviewReview: VOCOlinc PureFlow is the only HomeKit air purifier you need

Review: VOCOlinc PureFlow is the only HomeKit air purifier you need

No-one really pays attention to air quality in the home, but with pet dander, allergens, bad odors, dust, and more filling our homes, there is a huge benefit to adopting an air purifier. The new VOCOlinc PureFlow has not only the title of the very first HomeKit air purifier, it is also a bargain and a healthy change.

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Apple objects to app's pear logo trademark application

Apple objects to app's pear logo trademark application

Apple has reportedly objected to a meal planner app's logo of a pear, with the iPhone maker allegedly objecting to a trademark application for a fruit-based logo.

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TipsHow to use Control Center on Apple Watch

How to use Control Center on Apple Watch

You may not even have realized it was there, but your Apple Watch contains a Control Center with one-tap buttons for key functions — and you can customize it.

Amazon launches Big Summer Sale, back-to-school deals offer up to 75% off [u]

Amazon launches Big Summer Sale, back-to-school deals offer up to 75% off [u]

Amazon's long-awaited Big Summer Sale is here, and while we still have to wait for Prime Day 2020, shoppers can save up to 75% off back-to-school supplies, tech accessories and more.

Prototype iPhones bearing engraved mute button surface in photos

Prototype iPhones bearing engraved mute button surface in photos

Photographs of unreleased prototypes for the iPhone 2G have been published on Twitter, indicating Apple was considering different positions for the mute switch, as well as engraving the button itself.

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Apple thrives in India, China for Q2 despite COVID-19 effects

Apple thrives in India, China for Q2 despite COVID-19 effects

The iPhone was the most popular premium smartphone in India for the second quarter of 2020, according to IDC, but while the smartphone market in China slumped as a whole, Apple continued to see growth in the important market.

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Friday, August 07, 2020

Tim Cook's leadership style has 'reshaped how Apple staff work and think'

Tim Cook's leadership style has 'reshaped how Apple staff work and think'

A new profile examines how Apple CEO Tim Cook, with "cautious, collaborative and tactical" leadership, honed the Cupertino tech giant into the world's largest company.

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'The Good Place,' 'Jurassic World,' 'The Secret Garden' - the best iTunes video deals

'The Good Place,' 'Jurassic World,' 'The Secret Garden' - the best iTunes video deals

Apple holds sales on iTunes content every week, and this week's best deals include 4K movies like "Jurassic World," fourth wall breakers like "The Muppets," and TV boxsets like "The Good Place."

California school students are getting 1 million iPads for back-to-school

California school students are getting 1 million iPads for back-to-school

To support virtual learning programs in the fall, Apple and T-mobile are teaming up to provide up to one million discounted iPads for California's neediest students and families.

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27-inch iMac flash storage cannot be replaced or upgraded

27-inch iMac flash storage cannot be replaced or upgraded

While a 27-inch iMac with 4TB or 8TB of flash storage has that storage in a slot, the entire line does not support user storage upgrades.

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VideoHow to upgrade the RAM on the 27-Inch iMac (2020)

How to upgrade the RAM on the 27-Inch iMac (2020)

The 2020 27-inch iMac is a worthwhile upgrade to the previous version, Apple still has exorbitant prices on RAM. Fortunately, users are still able to upgrade the RAM on their own — and here's how to do it.

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Tim Cook pledges relief aid to Beirut

Tim Cook pledges relief aid to Beirut

Apple is to support both the "immediate needs" and "long-term support" of relief organizations in Beirut, following the explosion that claimed at least 137 lives.

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