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Thursday, October 29, 2020

FeatureThe real story behind MagSafe, USB-C PD, and why you need a 20W AC charger

The real story behind MagSafe, USB-C PD, and why you need a 20W AC charger

If you want to charge your iPhone 12 using MagSafe, Apple recommends using certain 20W AC adapters — and they don't need to come from Apple, despite what you may have heard. We explain what the requirements are, and why an older 18W adapter just won't cut it.

Deals: iPad Air 4 discount returns, prices slashed on Apple Watch SE, Beats, AirPods Pro in Early Black Friday Sale

Deals: iPad Air 4 discount returns, prices slashed on Apple Watch SE, Beats, AirPods Pro in Early Black Friday Sale

Proving to be a popular deal after initially selling out, Amazon has reissued its $40 discount on the brand-new iPad Air, this time on the tablet in the stylish green finish. Early Black Friday deals on Beats and the new Apple Watch SE offer savings of up to 44% off, plus last call for $199 AirPods Pro.

Lower air quality in China may mean a surge in iPhone 12 production

Lower air quality in China may mean a surge in iPhone 12 production

Analysts tracking the air quality in China believe that a recent drop may point to a surge in industrial activity related to iPhone 12 production.

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Claris Connect adds new third-party app integrations, workflow tools

Claris Connect adds new third-party app integrations, workflow tools

Apple subsidiary Claris has updated its Connect platform to "double-down" on remote work, introducing new third-party app integrations and other capabilities.

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ExclusiveDeals: save up to $200 on 2020 13" MacBook Pros, plus $60 off AppleCare

Deals: save up to $200 on 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 notebooks bundled with AC and the Edge financing promotion.

ExclusiveFlash deal: Apple's high-end 2020 13" MacBook Pro (1TB SSD) drops to $1,799, plus $60 off AppleCare

Flash deal: Apple's high-end 2020 13

Avoid extended wait times at Apple and save $200 on the 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro with a 2.0GHz 10th Gen Intel Core i5 processor, 16GB of RAM and spacious 1TB SSD.

ExxonMobil rolls out tap-to-pay App Clip feature at gas pumps

ExxonMobil rolls out tap-to-pay App Clip feature at gas pumps

ExxonMobil has added another way to pay at the pump with new App Clips, allowing users to pay for gasoline through the rewards app with Apple Pay.

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Germany's antitrust authority examining Apple and Amazon deal

Germany's antitrust authority examining Apple and Amazon deal

Amazon's "brandgating" practice of excluding other resellers when a manufacturer like Apple sells their devices on the service s being investigated by Germany's Federal Cartel Office.

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Spotify reports $118 million loss despite adding more users, paid subscribers

Spotify reports $118 million loss despite adding more users, paid subscribers

Spotify bled about $118 million in profit in the third quarter of 2020, despite its active monthly user count increasing 29% during the period.

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New OWC portable USB-C SSD is tiny, rugged, and fast

New OWC portable USB-C SSD is tiny, rugged, and fast

Mac upgrade specialist OWC today announced the Envoy Pro, a tiny and portable USB-C SSD that starts at $99.

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Final day: AirPods Pro price slashed, now $199

Final day: AirPods Pro price slashed, now $199

B&H Photo has issued a price drop on Apple AirPods Pro, knocking the popular earbuds down to $199.99 ahead of Black Friday, with inventory in stock and ready to ship with free expedited delivery. Offer ends today.

VideoHow to master the camera app on iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro

How to master the camera app on iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro

The Camera app on iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro has been updated to take advantage of Apple's newest features such as night mode portraits and Dolby Vision HDR recording. Here's how to best take advantage of what the Camera app has to offer.

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Bang & Olufsen Beolit 20 speaker can charge your iPhone wirelessly

Bang & Olufsen Beolit 20 speaker can charge your iPhone wirelessly

Bang & Olufsen has refreshed its iconic Beolit speaker with Qi charging, an improved grille, and even more intuitive touch controls.

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'Apple Glass' may help users see better in low light using radar and LiDAR

'Apple Glass' may help users see better in low light using radar and LiDAR

With a combination of radar, and the LiDAR now present in the iPad Pro and iPhone 12 Pro, "Apple Glass" could sense the environment around the wearer when the light is too low for them to see clearly.

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Future AirPods may detect gestures, and feature a rotary volume control

Future AirPods may detect gestures, and feature a rotary volume control

Apple is investigating how to make AirPods respond to gestures, have more touch sensitive areas, and even feature physical buttons or scroll wheels.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Apple temporarily closes Philadelphia store amid protests

Apple temporarily closes Philadelphia store amid protests

Apple has temporarily closed Apple Walnut Street in Philadelphia as protests over the police killing of Walter Wallace Jr. continue.

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Apple might soon offer 1TB iPhone storage option

Apple might soon offer 1TB iPhone storage option

Apple might soon offer iPhone buyers a 1TB storage option after years of slowly growing allotments to the current 512GB maximum, according to leaker Jon Prosser.

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Apple accessibility experts to speak at Sight Tech Global event in December

Apple accessibility experts to speak at Sight Tech Global event in December

Apple's Sarah Herrlinger, senior director of Global Accessibility Policy & Initiatives, and Jeffrey Bigham, research lead of AI/ML accessibility, will take part in a discussion that seeks to shed light on the impact artificial intelligence has on accessibility.

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Apple invites select developers to Apple silicon Mac labs ahead of launch

Apple invites select developers to Apple silicon Mac labs ahead of launch

Apple has invited developers taking part in the Universal App Quick Start Program to a round of one-on-one labs, with the initiative designed to prepare apps for upcoming Apple silicon Macs.

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Early iPhone 12 mini hands-on video surfaces

Early iPhone 12 mini hands-on video surfaces

An early hands-on look at the upcoming iPhone 12 mini has surfaced on YouTube, offering a real-life size comparison with the iPhone 12.

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Amazon says users don't own content bought on Prime Video

Amazon says users don't own content bought on Prime Video

When you purchase a TV show or movie on Amazon Prime Video, you don't actually own it. At least, that's Amazon's argument in an effort to dismiss a lawsuit on Monday.

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Apple renews sports comedy 'Ted Lasso' for third season

Apple renews sports comedy 'Ted Lasso' for third season

Apple TV+ sports comedy "Ted Lasso" gains a third season ahead of its second season start of production.

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AMD debuts first Radeon RX 6000 PCI-E video cards

AMD debuts first Radeon RX 6000 PCI-E video cards

AMD unveiled a trio of RX 6000 series GPUs, three RDNA 2 powered cards that undercut Nvidia's RTX 30 series in price with comparable performance and lower power consumption.

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Senate Commerce Committee grills tech CEOs on content moderation, bias

Senate Commerce Committee grills tech CEOs on content moderation, bias

The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday grilled the CEOs of Facebook, Twitter, and Google over their respective content moderation practices.

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Apple issues first developer beta for macOS Big Sur 11.0.1

Apple issues first developer beta for macOS Big Sur 11.0.1

Confusing the Big Sur beta process somewhat, Apple has released macOS 11.0.1 beta 1 to developers prior to the release of Big Sur to the general public.

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Apple updates Clips with HDR recording for iPhone 12

Apple updates Clips with HDR recording for iPhone 12

A revamped Clips 3.0 brings landscape recording and new effects to the social media video app, plus the ability to record in HDR with the new iPhone 12 range.

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French advertisers file complaint over Apple's iOS 14 privacy plan

French advertisers file complaint over Apple's iOS 14 privacy plan

A collection of advertisers and publishers in France have filed a complaint with the country's competition authority, claiming that iOS 14's blocking of automatic ad tracking will severely affect revenues.

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Coupon: Aukey USB-C GaN wall charger for MacBook Pro, iPad Pro drops to $14.29 (45% off)

Coupon: Aukey USB-C GaN wall charger for MacBook Pro, iPad Pro drops to $14.29 (45% off)

Shoppers looking for an easy power delivery system for USB-C compatible Macs and iPads can pick up the Aukey 60W USB-C charger with GaN technology for only $14.29 with coupon at Amazon.

Logitech debuts lower-cost Ergo M575 trackball for $49.99

Logitech debuts lower-cost Ergo M575 trackball for $49.99

Logitech on Wednesday released a new lower-cost trackball mouse with an ergonomic design and made partly from recycled material.

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Insta360 ONE X2 launches as the ultimate personal 360-degree camera

Insta360 ONE X2 launches as the ultimate personal 360-degree camera

Insta360 is launching its new do-it-all camera, the Insta36 ONE X2, designed to replace a multi-cam setup for great ultra-wide video, one-touch panoramas, and 360-degree video.

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iPhone 12 line sets pre-order records in India

iPhone 12 line sets pre-order records in India

The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro presales have done well in India, thanks to authorized resellers offering monthly payment options and robust trade-in offers.

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Eve Systems light strip is the first to support HomeKit Adaptive Lighting

Eve Systems light strip is the first to support HomeKit Adaptive Lighting

Rolling out now, Eve Systems has updated its Eve Light Strip to support HomeKit's new Adaptive Lightning feature that automatically adjusts the hue of the light throughout the day.

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ReviewReview: ZenPods aim to be the go-to choice now that earbuds don't come with the iPhone

Review: ZenPods aim to be the go-to choice now that earbuds don't come with the iPhone

Zendure's newly-launched ZenPods may be the best, affordable, choice now Apple's removal of EarPods across the entire iPhone line means that you have to buy your own alternatives.

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European Union antitrust chief warns against breaking up Big Tech firms

European Union antitrust chief warns against breaking up Big Tech firms

EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager says breaking up tech giants like Apple and Google, could have unintended consequences and legal ramifications.

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Evidence mounting that Apple is preparing alternative to Google search

Evidence mounting that Apple is preparing alternative to Google search

Industry sources, plus changes to how iOS 14 returns web search results, back up previous reports that Apple is working on its own universal search engine.

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What to expect from Apple's Q4 2020 earnings report later today

What to expect from Apple's Q4 2020 earnings report later today

Apple will announce the results of its fourth fiscal quarter, covering the period between June and September 2020, on Oct. 29. Here's what to expect.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

iPhone 12 boasts latent reverse wireless charging feature, FCC filing suggests

iPhone 12 boasts latent reverse wireless charging feature, FCC filing suggests

A Federal Communications Commission filing hints at a latent iPhone 12 feature that could one day allow the handset to wirelessly charge other accessories.

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Apple ceases signing iOS 14.0.1 following release of iOS 14.1

Apple ceases signing iOS 14.0.1 following release of iOS 14.1

Apple on Tuesday stopped signing iOS 14.0.1 code following the release of iOS 14.1, blocking users from downgrading to the older operating system.

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New iPhone 12 owners bombarded with free Apple Arcade offers

New iPhone 12 owners bombarded with free Apple Arcade offers

Apple really wants you to try Apple Arcade. The company is using every resource at its disposal to inform new iPhone 12 owners that their recent handset purchase entitles them to three months of free access to the service.

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