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Thursday, April 19, 2018

ReviewLibratone Zipp: Can this AirPlay speaker best Apple's HomePod?

Libratone Zipp: Can this AirPlay speaker best Apple's HomePod?

Libratone's Zipp speaker is a customizable and powerful speaker that is sure to liven up any room whether at home or on the go. Its surprising list of features, not to mention inputs, makes it one of the best speakers you can add to your home.

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Apple's 2018 Environmental Responsibility Report zeroes in on renewable energy, takes flak from Greenpeace

Apple's 2018 Environmental Responsibility Report zeroes in on renewable energy, takes flak from Greenpeace

Apple on Thursday published its 2018 Environmental Responsibility Report, with an emphasis on its recent renewable energy achievements and plans to push them further. Greenpeace, however, took the opportunity to slam the company's efforts, saying it should be focusing on other issues.

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TipsHow to block and filter phone numbers on your iPhone with the tools in iOS

How to block and filter phone numbers on your iPhone with the tools in iOS

Unwanted phone calls are a part of everyday life, but the iPhone offers a number of ways to stop them from being a nuisance. AppleInsider explains how to block phone numbers on iOS, as well as other ways to keep those calls and messages from coming through to your mobile devices.

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Apple-owned FoundationDB open sources the core technology at the heart of iCloud

Apple-owned FoundationDB open sources the core technology at the heart of iCloud

Apple's FoundationDB on Thursday announced that its namesake distributed datastore tech for organizations has been turned into an open-source project, allowing public-driven customization and expansion.

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Apple's Tim Cook denies company heading towards software merger of Mac & iPad

Apple's Tim Cook denies company heading towards software merger of Mac & iPad

Amid rumors that Apple is working on cross-platform software initiatives to bridge its two most popular systems, CEO Tim Cook is denying speculation that the company will eventually weld the two platforms together.

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Apple ushers in most advanced iPhone recycling robot 'Daisy' alongside Earth Day donations

Apple ushers in most advanced iPhone recycling robot 'Daisy' alongside Earth Day donations

Apple is continuing to further its environmental credentials by announcing a number of initiatives ahead of Earth Day, including charitable donations for devices received as part of the Apple GiveBack program, and the introduction of a new iPhone recycling robot called Daisy.

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ExclusiveLowest Prices Ever: High-end 12" MacBook on sale for $969; loaded 15" MacBook Pros from $1,949; iMac deals as low as $779

Lowest Prices Ever: High-end 12

The lowest prices we've ever seen on popular MacBooks, MacBook Pros and iMacs are in effect now with our exclusive coupon. Save up to $1,150 on loaded configs with prices starting at just $779. All with free shipping and no tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ. Only at AppleInsider.

Apple's iPhone now key to global economy growth, claims IMF

Apple's iPhone now key to global economy growth, claims IMF

Whether Apple likes it or not, the fate of some national economies is now intrinsically tied to that of the iPhone, the International Monetary Fund said in a report released this month.

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Giveaway: Enter to win a free pair of Apple AirPods

Giveaway: Enter to win a free pair of Apple AirPods

It's giveaway time! This week, we're giving away a free pair of Apple AirPods to one lucky reader. Enter today for your chance to win.

Hands-OnHands-on: Ecobee4 Thermostat with Apple HomeKit & Amazon Alexa

Hands-on: Ecobee4 Thermostat with Apple HomeKit & Amazon Alexa

The Ecobee4 is one of the most flexible smart thermostats available. Not only does it support Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant, and Amazon Alexa, it is also an Alexa speaker, supporting most of the same voice commands as an Echo, and AppleInsider has one installed.

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Apple share take hit as iPhone chipmaker TSMC forecasts $1B dip in revenue

Apple share take hit as iPhone chipmaker TSMC forecasts $1B dip in revenue

Apple's share price dropped about three percent during pre-market trading going into Thursday on word that TSMC — the manufacturer of A-series processors for iPhones and iPads — is expecting about $1 billion less revenue for the second quarter than Wall Street forecasts.

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TipsHow to find your saved Wi-Fi network password stored in your Mac's Keychain

How to find your saved Wi-Fi network password stored in your Mac's Keychain

Wi-Fi passwords can be hard to remember, and sometimes difficult to reacquire if the router or the information is not easily accessible by users. If you have previously accessed the wireless network via a Mac, AppleInsider explains how you can rediscover the Wi-Fi password using Keychain Access.

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FeatureAmazon touts 100M Prime users as Apple quietly passes a quarter-billion paid subscriptions

Amazon touts 100M Prime users as Apple quietly passes a quarter-billion paid subscriptions

Apple now has a customer base of more than 250 million paid subscriptions across its Services offerings of Apple Music, iCloud and App Store continuing payments. Viewed against Amazon's recent announcement of 100 million Prime members, that figure is substantial. But Apple is also adding around 30 million new subscriptions every quarter.

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Intel to shutter New Devices Group, disband team behind AR smart glasses

Intel to shutter New Devices Group, disband team behind AR smart glasses

After numerous failed attempts to break into the wearables market, Intel plans to pull the plug on its New Devices Group, a project in which the company invested hundreds of millions of dollars.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Qualcomm cutting jobs amidst financial woes, legal battle with Apple

Qualcomm cutting jobs amidst financial woes, legal battle with Apple

U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm on Wednesday confirmed it is conducting layoffs as part of cost-cutting measures announced in January. The firm is fighting to remain afloat after a tumultuous few months that saw a failed hostile takeover by Broadcom, multiple government inquiries into unsavory business practices and a protracted legal war with Apple.

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VideoWatch: Six months with iPhone 8 Plus

Watch: Six months with iPhone 8 Plus

It's been six months since I switched from an iPhone 7 Plus to an iPhone 8 Plus when it and the iPhone 8 were released last September. In this video we take a closer look at the small differences that make, and literally break, Apple's updated handset.

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Kuo: Budget 6.1-inch LCD iPhone lineup could start at $550

Kuo: Budget 6.1-inch LCD iPhone lineup could start at $550

Apple is predicted to launch two versions of a rumored 6.1-inch LCD iPhone later this year, one with a starting price as low as $550 and another potentially outfitted with dual-SIM dual standby (DSDS) technology, according to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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Apple Deals: 2017 13" Touch Bar for $1,599; 27" iMac 5K on sale for $1,649; $250 off premium Radeon 560 15" MacBook Pro

Apple Deals: 2017 13

Fresh Apple deals have landed this week, and shoppers can save $200 on Apple's current Mid 2017 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar or $150 on the 27" iMac 5K with no tax in most states. Apple's high-end 15" MacBook Pro is also on sale for $2,549, a discount of $250 off retail.

EditorialIll-informed YouTuber bemoans Apple repair policies after breaking iMac Pro

Ill-informed YouTuber bemoans Apple repair policies after breaking iMac Pro

A YouTube video is generating over a million views and myriad social media complaints about Apple "refusing" to fix an iMac Pro destroyed after taken apart for a video — but the creators are short on specifics, and profoundly lacking an understanding of how the system works.

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FeatureApple's 2019 Mac Pro: eight things we want to see

Apple's 2019 Mac Pro: eight things we want to see

Apple has teased users for over a year about a major revamp of the Mac Pro. A new and improved model, meant to usurp the "thermally challenged" cylindrical Mac Pro that debuted years ago is coming in 2019, and this got us thinking about what we hope to see when Apple finally ships.

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Apple's iPhone holds crown for owner loyalty, as Samsung retains lead in U.S. smartphone activations

Apple's iPhone holds crown for owner loyalty, as Samsung retains lead in U.S. smartphone activations

Despite the Apple loyalty hitting a high, the March launch of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ helped propel Samsung ahead of Apple in U.S. smartphone activations during the last quarter, a reversal of what happened during the holiday period.

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Apple support site issue preventing users from booking Genius Bar visits at Apple stores [u]

Apple support site issue preventing users from booking Genius Bar visits at Apple stores [u]

A number of Apple customers are not able make appointments for the Genius Bar, with reports users unable to reserve a spot for support at their local Apple Retail outlet, a problem that Apple is working to fix as soon as possible. [Updated]

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Apple's iPhone 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' feature helping to reduce dangerous habits

Apple's iPhone 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' feature helping to reduce dangerous habits

A study found smartphone use while driving continues to be an issue in the United States, but Apple's introduction of Do Not Disturb While Driving last year has made a small difference, reducing the amount of iPhone use while at the wheel by approximately 8 percent.

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iOS release of 'Fortnite' rakes in over $25M in first 30 days

iOS release of 'Fortnite' rakes in over $25M in first 30 days

Epic Games' "Fortnite" — a free-to-play third-person shooter, which took off after adding a battle royale mode copying "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" — amassed over $25 million in its first 30 days after being ported to iOS devices, according to research data shared this week.

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Apple Music expected to grow 40% annually for next three years, drive Services growth

Apple Music expected to grow 40% annually for next three years, drive Services growth

An analyst predicts that Apple Music's dramatic growth over the next three years will be another major factor driving services revenue upward, but may push down overall margins.

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ExclusiveCoupon Deals: Save up to $250 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states & 0% financing [u]

Coupon Deals: Save up to $250 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states & 0% financing [u]

AppleInsider readers can take advantage of exclusive coupons and instant discounts this week to instantly save between $50 and $250 on every Mid 2017 MacBook Pro, including Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15" MacBook Pro. Plus, sales tax will not be collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ and systems qualify for 0% financing OAC.

Probable 'iPhone SE 2' exposed by European regulatory agency

Probable 'iPhone SE 2' exposed by European regulatory agency

Apple may be close to announcing a follow-up to the iPhone SE, after the discovery of a regulatory filing reveals details and images for unannounced mobile devices from Apple, effectively confirming new iPhones will be on the way in the near future.

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Apple iOS App Store is trouncing Google Play in services, subscriptions

Apple iOS App Store is trouncing Google Play in services, subscriptions

Apple's U.S. customers installed 45 new iPhone apps in 2017, a growth of 10 percent over last year, while Services revenue from In-App Purchases and Subscriptions expanded by 23 percent—driven by games, music and video streaming and dating services. And overall, Apple's U.S. App Store customers drove significantly higher revenue per user ($58) than Google Play ($38).

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Dropbox gets drag and drop support for iPad in latest update

Dropbox gets drag and drop support for iPad in latest update

Dropbox updated its iOS app on Tuesday with a few new features suited for iOS 11's iPad-centric features, including the ability to drag and drop files between folders and other apps.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Apple's Chinese sales at risk after FCC forwards security ban targeting Huawei, ZTE

Apple's Chinese sales at risk after FCC forwards security ban targeting Huawei, ZTE

Apple could soon find itself caught in the middle of a quickly escalating trade skirmish between the U.S. and China. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday moved forward with plans to limit sales of certain Chinese telecommunications products, a move that leaves America's high-tech industry open to tit-for-tat retaliations.

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Winners of the BlackPods customized AirPods giveaway announced [Angela M. and Sally J.]

Winners of the BlackPods customized AirPods giveaway announced [Angela M. and Sally J.]

AppleInsider would like to congratulate the winners of our latest giveaway, Angela M. and Sally J., each of whom will receive a pair of BlackPods premium customized AirPods.

ExclusiveKiller Deals: Save $350 to $500 on Apple's iMac Pro with no tax in 48 states and 0% financing

Killer Deals: Save $350 to $500 on Apple's iMac Pro with no tax in 48 states and 0% financing

Readers this week can snap up the lowest prices anywhere on Apple's iMac Pro with our exclusive coupon. On top of the bonus savings available only at AppleInsider, there's no sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ, as well as no interest financing for 12 months on approved credit.

Hands-OnFirst look: Sonnet's eGFX Breakaway Puck RX570 delivers on-the-go graphics power to MacBook Pro

First look: Sonnet's eGFX Breakaway Puck RX570 delivers on-the-go graphics power to MacBook Pro

The Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Puck packs a Radeon RX570 GPU inside a portable, Thunderbolt 3-compatible package, offering MacBook users a take-anywhere graphics boost.

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VideoWatch: iPhone X vs. Galaxy S9 Plus battery life compared

Watch: iPhone X vs. Galaxy S9 Plus battery life compared

Continuing the comparison between Apple's iPhone X and Samsung's Galaxy S9 Plus, AppleInsider pitted the flagship smartphones against each other in a number of battery life tests, to see which can last the longest. Can the battery in Apple's premium device out-last its main rival?

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IRS digital tax filing systems mostly down as midnight deadline approaches [u]

IRS digital tax filing systems mostly down as midnight deadline approaches [u]

The Internal Revenue Service's electronic filing system has failed for reasons unknown, and the agency has been attempting to solve the problem for nearly eight hours with no success.

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TipsHow to annotate screenshots with Markup on the iPhone or iPad

How to annotate screenshots with Markup on the iPhone or iPad

If you need to help someone use an app on an iPhone or iPad, it is sometimes better to show where or how to perform an action than to verbally explain it. AppleInsider explains how to take advantage of the Markup tools built into iOS to illustrate to another person what to do via annotated screenshots.

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B&H is knocking $500-$1,000 off MacBook Pros, $20-$50 off Apple Watch Series 3 and up to $250 off Propel Star Wars battle drones

B&H is knocking $500-$1,000 off MacBook Pros, $20-$50 off Apple Watch Series 3 and up to $250 off Propel Star Wars battle drones

B&H is clearing out remaining Late 2016 15-inch MacBook Pros with cash discounts of up to $1,000 off. Prices start at just $1,899 with free expedited shipping and no tax in most states. Meanwhile, Apple Watch Series 3 devices with GPS + Cellular functionality are up to $50 off and Propel Star Wars battle drones are up to $250 off today only.

Apple issues second beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 to developers for testing

Apple issues second beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 to developers for testing

Following the release of the latest crop of iOS-derived betas on Friday, Apple on Tuesday issued its second beta of macOS 10.13.5 to developers.

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AirPort Express Wi-Fi router removed from Home app in iOS 11.4 beta, AirPlay 2 support in doubt

AirPort Express Wi-Fi router removed from Home app in iOS 11.4 beta, AirPlay 2 support in doubt

The AirPort Express is no longer showing up in the Home app for users on the latest iOS 11.4 beta, casting doubt that it will be updated to use as an AirPlay 2 target.

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