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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Apple now has up to 50 doctors on staff for health tech work, report says

Apple now has up to 50 doctors on staff for health tech work, report says

Apple may now have as many as 50 medical doctors spread through the company as it continues to build on the health technologies found in the iPhone, Apple Watch, and HealthKit.

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ExclusiveLowest prices ever: Up to $850 off 2018 MacBook Pros; up to $1,400 off 2017 MacBook Pros; $400 off Vega 20 MBP

Lowest prices ever: Up to $850 off 2018 MacBook Pros; up to $1,400 off 2017 MacBook Pros; $400 off Vega 20 MBP

Last minute holiday deals have just arrived with record breaking discounts on current and closeout Macs. Save $400 on a 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Vega 20 graphics, now $2,749 (the lowest price ever). Other 2018 models are up to $850 off, with 2017 configurations ringing in at up to $1,400 off. Upgraded models start at just $1,449 with no tax outside NY and NJ and 0% financing.

Apple starts selling LumaForge video production servers to business customers

Apple starts selling LumaForge video production servers to business customers

Apple has started to sell servers from video software production hardware provider LumaForge through its retail channels, with three servers from the range now available to purchase by filmmakers and video editing firms via the Mac producer.

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VideoComparing the Samsung X5 Thunderbolt 3 SSD versus the G-Drive Mobile SSD & Glyph RAID Atom SSD

Comparing the Samsung X5 Thunderbolt 3 SSD versus the G-Drive Mobile SSD & Glyph RAID Atom SSD

Samsung's X5 portable SSD is a beast with best in class performance, but a price tag above what the average consumer will need. We review the red and gray device and compare it to a pair of other extremely capable SSDs from GDrive and Glyph.

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Apple's streaming video service casting director is Sony exec Tamara Hunter

Apple's streaming video service casting director is Sony exec Tamara Hunter

After what has been called an "extensive search," Apple has brought on Sony Pictures' Tamara Hunter to lead Apple's casting efforts for its video streaming service.

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Green Monday extended: Save up to $1,300 on MacBooks, iPads, Apple Watches, iMacs, software & more

Green Monday extended: Save up to $1,300 on MacBooks, iPads, Apple Watches, iMacs, software & more

With the countdown to Christmas reaching the two-week mark, retailers are offering last-minute deals on everything from the latest Apple hardware to software and accessories this Green Monday. Save up to $1,300 during the cyber holiday, with free expedited shipping and no sales tax in many states on a variety of configurations.

FeatureIntel details 'Sunny Cove' processors suitable for 2019 Mac Pro, iMac Pro refresh in 2019

Intel details 'Sunny Cove' processors suitable for 2019 Mac Pro, iMac Pro refresh in 2019

Intel has revealed some of the innovations it will be putting to use in its upcoming processors, with the introduction of higher-performance Sunny Cove microarchitecture and 3D die stacking for processors potentially making their way into future Mac devices, with arrival more likely in Xeon-equipped iMac Pro and Mac Pro lines first.

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FeatureHere are all of the Apple retail store openings, moves, and remodels in 2018

Here are all of the Apple retail store openings, moves, and remodels in 2018

With few setbacks, Apple is almost continuously expanding and updating its global retail chain, now over 500 locations. Here's the company's evolution in 2018 so far, updated on Dec. 12 with word on an upcoming store in Atlanta.

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2019 iPhones may use touch-integrated OLED for thinner displays, says questionable report

2019 iPhones may use touch-integrated OLED for thinner displays, says questionable report

Samsung might be supplying Apple with a new touch-integrated OLED panel allowing for thinner iPhones, a report claimed on Wednesday.

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Flash deal: Apple's HomePod on sale for $249 ($100 off) while supplies last

Flash deal: Apple's HomePod on sale for $249 ($100 off) while supplies last

After originally selling out, B&H has brought back the incredibly popular $249 deal on Apple's HomePod with free expedited delivery. What's more, B&H will not collect sales tax in many states. Supplies are limited, so grab this deal while you can.

Qualcomm argues continued Chinese iPhone sales violate court injunction

Qualcomm argues continued Chinese iPhone sales violate court injunction

Qualcomm has reportedly presented a Chinese court with video evidence that Apple is still selling iPhones in the country, and insisted that this violates an injunction imposed earlier this week.

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Apple developing own iPhone cellular modem, hirings and insiders say

Apple developing own iPhone cellular modem, hirings and insiders say

A new Apple job listing is suggesting that the company is looking to break the shackles of Qualcomm and Intel for the iPhone in the future, raising the possibility again that Apple might make its own cellular modem.

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Hands-OnAlgoriddim's new unified djay for iOS goes free with subscription, adds new hardware support

Algoriddim's new unified djay for iOS goes free with subscription, adds new hardware support

Algoriddim's new djay for iOS has moved to a subscription model, and includes beat-matching, A12 Bionic machine learning, plus iPad Pro USB-C support.

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Apple planning to 'sit tight' on Chinese iPhone production unless tariffs spike

Apple planning to 'sit tight' on Chinese iPhone production unless tariffs spike

Apple and its suppliers will allegedly hold onto the current Chinese-based production model for iPhones even if the U.S. imposes a 10 percent tariff, but may re-examine the situation if that rises to 25 percent, according to one report.

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Macquarie slashes Apple stock target price from $222 to $188 over weakness in Services

Macquarie slashes Apple stock target price from $222 to $188 over weakness in Services

The continuing growth of Apple's Services arm won't last forever, warns Macquarie Research, advising investors of the possibility that revenue growth for that aspect of Apple's business could dip in 2019 for a variety of reasons.

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Apple may launch premium Apple News subscriptions in spring, but getting weak publisher response

Apple may launch premium Apple News subscriptions in spring, but getting weak publisher response

Apple is reportedly aiming to relaunch Texture as a premium subscription option within Apple News, possibly as soon this spring, but is encountering stiff reactions from publishers.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Microsoft Office apps updated with support for latest macOS Mojave features including Dark Mode

Microsoft Office apps updated with support for latest macOS Mojave features including Dark Mode

Microsoft on Tuesday pushed out an update to its suite of Office apps for Mac with full support for new operating system-level features baked into Apple's macOS Mojave, including Dark Mode and Continuity Camera.

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Verizon app update allows entirely app-based eSIM activation for iPhone XS, XR

Verizon app update allows entirely app-based eSIM activation for iPhone XS, XR

Verizon on Tuesday updated its customer service app, My Verizon, with support for fully app-based eSIM activations on the latest iPhone XS, XS Max and XR.

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ReviewReview: Shinola Canfield In-Ear Monitor earbuds nail the premium experience

Review: Shinola Canfield In-Ear Monitor earbuds nail the premium experience

Shinola has improved its headphone game with a wireless Bluetooth version of the sturdy Canfield In-Ear Monitors. AppleInsider leans back in our comfy chair with our favorite playlist to see how they perform.

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Holiday Apple deals: $300-$700 off 2018 15" MacBook Pros; $225 off Vega models; $50 off 11" iPad Pros

Holiday Apple deals: $300-$700 off 2018 15

With Christmas only two weeks away, now is the time to finish your holiday shopping while the deals are hot. Save up to $700 on Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro thanks to record breaking discounts. New 11-inch iPad Pros are also on sale with prices starting at $759.

EditorialThere is a lot of needless investor panic about the Chinese iPhone 'ban'

There is a lot of needless investor panic about the Chinese iPhone 'ban'

News broke on Monday about a ban on iPhone imports and sales in China — and as you'd expect, a chorus of analysts freaked out about it immediately. Here's why they're wrong, and that the ruling isn't anything more than a negotiating tool by Qualcomm.

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Google's Pichai denies any political bias in search results during lengthy Congressional testimony

Google's Pichai denies any political bias in search results during lengthy Congressional testimony

Google CEO Sundar Pichai testified in front of a U.S. congressional panel on Tuesday to address a number of issues, above all deflecting suggestions that the company's search results are biased towards one political party or another.

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PSA: Be sure to try your USB-C hub on your iPad Pro before buying a new one

PSA: Be sure to try your USB-C hub on your iPad Pro before buying a new one

Instead of spending a pile of cash on a new USB-C hub for your new iPad Pro, give your existing one a try first, as most will work just fine.

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ExclusiveHere's where to get the lowest prices on Apple's upgraded 2018 MacBook Pros for the holidays

Here's where to get the lowest prices on Apple's upgraded 2018 MacBook Pros for the holidays

Apple authorized reseller Adorama has just issued steeper markdowns on Apple's CTO 2018 MacBook Pros for the holidays, with combined instant and coupon savings totaling up to $300 off with no tax outside NY and NJ. These deals, which offer shoppers the lowest prices available, are available only at AppleInsider.

First public beta test versions of iOS 12.1.2, tvOS 12.1.2, macOS 10.14.3 arrive

First public beta test versions of iOS 12.1.2, tvOS 12.1.2, macOS 10.14.3 arrive

As it traditionally does Apple has opened up the beta testing process, and has made the first public beta test versions of iOS 12.1.2, tvOS 12.1.2, and macOS 10.14.3 available to willing testers.

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FeatureHoliday Gift Guide 2018: Tech gifts for the musician in your life

Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Tech gifts for the musician in your life

It's the season for giving, but what do you get for the musician in your life? AppleInsider takes a look at some of the best tech-oriented gifts for budding musicians.

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VideoTips: How to perform 15 different swipes & gestures for navigation on an iPhone

Tips: How to perform 15 different swipes & gestures for navigation on an iPhone

There are 15 different gestures you can perform on your iPhone or iPad, not even including app-specific ones. AppleInsider maps out the obvious, the obscure, and the forgotten swipes of iOS, and shows you how to use them all.

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EditorialAmazon Alexa & Google's Assistant are inexcusably terrible at knowing when they're called

Amazon Alexa & Google's Assistant are inexcusably terrible at knowing when they're called

As smart speakers continue to encroach into our lives, the cheaper ones from Google and Amazon need to get better at knowing when we do and don't want them to speak up.

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Mojave hints at new & unannounced Vega GPU chips coming to Mac soon

Mojave hints at new & unannounced Vega GPU chips coming to Mac soon

AMD could be extending its lines of Radeon Pro Vega GPUs that could be used in a future Mac refresh early in 2019, according to identifiers in a recent macOS Mojave update.

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Egypt says Apple is violating competition rules, has 60 days to act

Egypt says Apple is violating competition rules, has 60 days to act

Apple and its regional distributor have 60 days to change how they do business in Egypt or face with legal corrective action by the Egyptian Competition Authority, according to a new government decree.

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TSMC and Foxconn revenues up, contrary to dour iPhone supply chain forecasts

TSMC and Foxconn revenues up, contrary to dour iPhone supply chain forecasts

TSMC and Foxconn, two of Apple's major iPhone production partners, have reported street-beating revenue for November, casting some doubt on supply chain reports suggesting component suppliers are struggling following iPhone production cuts.

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Super Micro found no evidence of iCloud spy chips after audit

Super Micro found no evidence of iCloud spy chips after audit

The supplier at the heart of Bloomberg's contentious iCloud spy chip story has completed its promised audit, and has told customers that it found no evidence of server tampering.

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Apple Pay launches in Germany with support for 15 banks and services

Apple Pay launches in Germany with support for 15 banks and services

Making good on promises to take Apple Pay live in Germany before year's end, Apple on Tuesday activated services of its mobile payments solution in the region with support for 15 financial institutions including Comdirect and Deutsche Bank.

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Apple, other US tech giants denounce Australian 'anti-encryption' bill

Apple, other US tech giants denounce Australian 'anti-encryption' bill

Apple and a cadre of U.S. tech companies on Monday signed a letter condemning Australia's recent passage of a cybersecurity bill that bolsters law enforcement and government efforts to obtain access to encrypted messages.

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Killer deals: $225-$400 off every 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Vega graphics

Killer deals: $225-$400 off every 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Vega graphics

Back by popular demand, Apple authorized reseller Adorama is knocking $225 to $400 off every 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Vega 16 or Vega 20 graphics for a limited time. Plus, Adorama will not collect sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

Epic Games pulls pioneering 'Infinity Blade' trilogy from iOS App Store

Epic Games pulls pioneering 'Infinity Blade' trilogy from iOS App Store

Epic Games, developers of worldwide phenomenon Fortnite, on Monday pulled all titles attached to its venerable iOS franchise "Infinity Blade" from the App Store, citing difficulties to maintain support for the apps.

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ExclusiveFinal day: Apple's high-end 1TB 2018 15" MacBook Pro for $2,899 ($300 off)

Final day: Apple's high-end 1TB 2018 15

Exclusively for AI readers, B&H Photo is taking $300 off Apple's high-end Mid 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro. Pick up the 1TB model with an upgraded processor and top-of-the-line graphics for $2,899. Plus, take advantage of free expedited shipping and no tax collected in many states.

FeatureHoliday Gift Guide: the best books and e-books about Apple

Holiday Gift Guide: the best books and e-books about Apple

There are many books for people interested in Apple's design, in its past products and most certainly in Steve Jobs. AppleInsider recommends all the titles that we think will absorb you — and warns you off the surprising one that won't.

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VideoReview: Caviar's luxury $4,600 iPhone has more gold than purpose

Review: Caviar's luxury $4,600 iPhone has more gold than purpose

If you've ever wondered what it is like to use a custom modified $4,600 gold and carbon iPhone with a built-in solar charger, AppleInsider has you covered.

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