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Monday, March 18, 2019

FeatureiPad, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad Pro: How to choose the best iPad for your needs and budget

iPad, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad Pro: How to choose the best iPad for your needs and budget

Apple has introduced new versions of the iPad Air and the iPad mini, plus it's removed one of the iPad Pros. This leaves the lineup ranging from $329 to $999 for the just the base models, but it's also made the buying decision a little more involved. AppleInsider explains how to balance getting the most features for your budget.

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Netflix will not offer programming on Apple TV service

Netflix will not offer programming on Apple TV service

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings on Monday confirmed his company will not sell subscriptions or offer existing content to customers through an Apple branded video streaming service expected for unveiling on March 25.

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California reintroduces 'Right to Repair' bill after previous effort failed

California reintroduces 'Right to Repair' bill after previous effort failed

After a failed attempt in 2018, California lawmakers will again hear arguments for the institution of so-called "right to repair" legislation that would compel electronics makers to provide repair manuals, tools, parts and other related material to consumers and independent repair outlets.

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Apple ceases iOS 12.1.3 code signing following iOS 12.1.4 release

Apple ceases iOS 12.1.3 code signing following iOS 12.1.4 release

Apple on Monday stopped signing iOS 12.1.3 code after the release of iOS 12.1.4, a routine process that ensures iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners are running the latest version of the operating system.

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Quicken Loans Arena fans use Apple Business Chat to buy drinks at their seats

Quicken Loans Arena fans use Apple Business Chat to buy drinks at their seats

Apple Business Chat adoption continues to grow at a slow but steady rate, with Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena and stadium food vendor Aramark the latest to adopt the technology in a system that allows iPhone-toting customers to order drinks from the comfort of their seats.

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Apple's 2019 iPad Air, iPad mini support Logitech's Crayon stylus

Apple's 2019 iPad Air, iPad mini support Logitech's Crayon stylus

2019 iPad Air and mini models do support the Crayon, Logitech's cheaper alternative to the Apple Pencil, according to Apple.

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Benchmark pegs unspecified 2019 iPad at 2.49GHz with 3GB of RAM

Benchmark pegs unspecified 2019 iPad at 2.49GHz with 3GB of RAM

Hot on the heels of Apple's 2019 iPad Air and Mini announcements, a Geekbench ranking has appeared for one of the tablets — though it's uncertain which.

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Boeing 737 Max pilots didn't have flight simulators, and trained on iPads instead

Boeing 737 Max pilots didn't have flight simulators, and trained on iPads instead

The nature of how pilots are trained has received scrutiny following two crashes of the Boeing 737 Max in a five month period, with a report revealing pilots were given two hours of tuition on an iPad about the aircraft, rather than using the more conventional flight simulators.

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Apple Watch forecast to hit 27.5 percent of all smartwatches by 2023

Apple Watch forecast to hit 27.5 percent of all smartwatches by 2023

The Apple Watch has become so popular as a wearable that it could account for 27.5 percent of all smartwatches of any kind in 2023, research firm IDC argued on Monday.

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ExclusiveKiller deals: Up to $400 off Apple's 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro and 15-inch MacBook Pro w/ no tax in 48 states

Killer deals: Up to $400 off Apple's 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro and 15-inch MacBook Pro w/ no tax in 48 states

Extended for a limited time only, Apple authorized reseller Adorama is knocking hundreds off quad-core Mid 2018 13-inch MacBook Pros, as well as six-core 15-inch MacBook Pros. Plus, Adorama will not collect sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ, saving many shoppers hundreds more. These deals (and the sales tax incentive) may change at any time, so don't delay.

FeatureOld cases won't fit the new iPad mini and iPad Air without compromises

Old cases won't fit the new iPad mini and iPad Air without compromises

There's a few things you should know about the new iPad mini and iPad Air that may make buying a new protective case a better idea instead of using an old one.

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Apple deploys sixth developer betas of iOS 12.2, tvOS 12.2, watchOS 5.2, and macOS 10.14.4

Apple deploys sixth developer betas of iOS 12.2, tvOS 12.2, watchOS 5.2, and macOS 10.14.4

Apple is quickening the release schedule for its developer betas, with the sixth beta versions of iOS 12.2, tvOS 12.2, watchOS 5.2, and macOS 10.14.4 available to download for testing.

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LG preps AirPlay 2- & HomeKit-compatible Nano TVs, launching in April

LG preps AirPlay 2- & HomeKit-compatible Nano TVs, launching in April

Building on top of recently-announced OLED models, LG on Monday announced several new NanoCell LCD TVs compatible with Apple's AirPlay 2 and HomeKit standards.

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24-hour Deal Zone: Apple's 512GB 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2017) marked down to $749 ($400 off)

24-hour Deal Zone: Apple's 512GB 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2017) marked down to $749 ($400 off)

While supplies last, B&H Photo is slashing the price of Apple's Mid 2017 12.9-inch iPad Pro with 512GB of space and Wi-Fi functionality. Priced at just $749 after a $400 instant discount with free shipping and no tax in several states, this is the lowest price available for the spacious model during the special DealZone event.

Apple suppliers like Largan & TSMC turn elsewhere in wake of weak iPhone sales

Apple suppliers like Largan & TSMC turn elsewhere in wake of weak iPhone sales

A number of Apple suppliers such as Largan and TSMC are diversifying orders amid declining iPhone sales, a supply chain report claimed on Monday.

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Apple's well-known secrecy causing strife with Hollywood producers

Apple's well-known secrecy causing strife with Hollywood producers

Apple's secrecy is once more causing unease with Hollywood regulars, who are griping about a lack of details regarding launch and marketing plans for the imminent TV service announcement.

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Apple Watch takes countermeasures to prevent false Afib notifications

Apple Watch takes countermeasures to prevent false Afib notifications

It takes five incidents of detected atrial fibrillation — Afib for short — before an Apple Watch will actually alert its owner to the condition, Apple's VP of Health said on this weekend's publication of the Apple Heart Study, run in conjunction with Stanford Medicine.

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Apple rolls out new Smart Covers for 2019 iPad Air & Mini models

Apple rolls out new Smart Covers for 2019 iPad Air & Mini models

Capitalizing on the launch of new iPad Air and Mini tablets, Apple on Monday released matching Smart Covers in varying colors and materials.

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Apple removes 10.5-inch iPad Pro from online store following iPad Air launch

Apple removes 10.5-inch iPad Pro from online store following iPad Air launch

Apple has quietly retired the 10.5-inch version of the iPad Pro as part of its iPad shakeup, following the launch of the 10.5-inch iPad Air, a move that now leaves the 11-inch and 12.9-inch variants as the only two sizes of iPad Pro models available to purchase.

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Apple unveils 5th-gen iPad mini with Apple Pencil support, better Retina display

Apple unveils 5th-gen iPad mini with Apple Pencil support, better Retina display

Alongside the new iPad Air, Apple has finally updated the iPad mini with a new processor and Apple Pencil support.

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Apple debuts 2019 iPad Air with A12 Bionic chip and enhanced 10.5-inch display

Apple debuts 2019 iPad Air with A12 Bionic chip and enhanced 10.5-inch display

Apple has revealed its latest iteration of the iPad of 2019 in the form of the iPad Air, with the latest version of the "budget" model retaining Touch ID and a specifications bump, but also seeing the signature 9.7-inch display changed for a 10.5-inch version.

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Apple may have as many as 11 shows ready to preview at March 25 event

Apple may have as many as 11 shows ready to preview at March 25 event

Of the shows Apple is expected to preview at March 25's press event, about 11 have either finished shooting are near the end, a report revealed this weekend.

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EditorialApple's March Event: the future of TV, games and news

Apple's March Event: the future of TV, games and news

To clarify where Apple is headed in television, it's useful to look back on what it's already done, and what it has intentionally avoided.

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Online Apple Store down ahead of rumored iPad & iMac updates

Online Apple Store down ahead of rumored iPad & iMac updates

The online Apple Store periodically goes down for maintenance or to roll out new hardware, but the latter is a distinct possibility given that new hardware is expected, and the March 25 "its show time" event is expected to be focused on other matters.

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Sunday, March 17, 2019

EditorialApple's March Event: a big new move into subscription software

Apple's March Event: a big new move into subscription software

It's almost "show time." That's the phrasing used in media invitations to Apple's March 25 event, where the company is expected to unveil its subscription packages for video, news, magazines, and games. It appears Apple is continuing to "pull the thread" to see where the future of television leads, and it sure looks like that future is tight integration between iOS, Apple TV and HomePod.

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FeatureConor McGregor vs. fan's iPhone, 22 Apple Watches lifted from WalMart, and more in the Apple crime blotter

Conor McGregor vs. fan's iPhone, 22 Apple Watches lifted from WalMart, and more in the Apple crime blotter

This week in the Apple crime blotter, MMA star Conor McGregor allegedly smashed a fan's iPhone, a thief broke into an app company's office in Brooklyn and stole MacBooks twice in two weeks, and more.

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Saturday, March 16, 2019

VideoHow to get your Mac or iPhone ready before you take it to Apple's Genius Bar

How to get your Mac or iPhone ready before you take it to Apple's Genius Bar

Depending on the problem your device has, you may have to leave it with the Genius Bar — and they may have to send it off to Apple. Make the process easier for yourself and for them plus protect your sensitive data by taking a few steps in advance.

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Spotify says Apple a 'monopolist' in escalating war of words

Spotify says Apple a 'monopolist' in escalating war of words

Spotify described Apple as a "monopolist" late Friday, dissecting the latter's reaction to a competition complaint Spotify submitted to the European Commission.

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Apple offers peek behind the curtain of GarageBand development, loop creation

Apple offers peek behind the curtain of GarageBand development, loop creation

To celebrate 15 years of GarageBand, Apple has offered a behind-the-scenes look at what went into the music creation tool's production, as well as providing access to the media to the Music Apps studio for the first time, revealing the amount of work that goes into producing all of its sounds and virtual instruments.

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Apple's 419,093 participants in its cardiac health study with Stanford had over 2000 seeking medical help

Apple's 419,093 participants in its cardiac health study with Stanford had over 2000 seeking medical help

The data gleaned from Apple's cardiac health study in conjunction with Stanford has been disclosed, with doctors in attendance positive not just about the study as a whole, but also about the Apple Watch as an additional source of information to diagnose a problem.

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Apple's SVP Phil Schiller hypes 2019 WWDC in rare podcast appearance

Apple's SVP Phil Schiller hypes 2019 WWDC in rare podcast appearance

Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller made an appearance on a podcast on Friday, with the executive discussing the 30th World Wide Developer Conference for nearly an hour.

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Friday, March 15, 2019

Highly suspect benchmarks stoke rumors of Apple-designed ARM chips for Mac

Highly suspect benchmarks stoke rumors of Apple-designed ARM chips for Mac

An unsubstantiated, and highly suspect, "leak" on Friday claims to reveal benchmarks from a pair of desktop-class ARM processors supposedly designed by Apple, offering what could be the first look at A-series silicon destined for Mac.

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Maxell sues Apple over navigation, camera & data tech patents

Maxell sues Apple over navigation, camera & data tech patents

Long-time magnetic storage and electronics maker Maxell on Friday launched a lawsuit against Apple, accusing it of violating 10 U.S. patents, some of them inherited from Hitachi.

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Qualcomm wins $31M verdict in patent infringement fight with Apple

Qualcomm wins $31M verdict in patent infringement fight with Apple

Apple has infringed on three technology patents owned by Qualcomm in some iPhone models, a jury at a San Diego trial decided on Friday at the end of a two-week trial, with the chip producer due to be paid all $31 million that it had requested in damages.

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VideoReview: Galaxy Buds easily beat Apple's AirPods but are years late to the game

Review: Galaxy Buds easily beat Apple's AirPods but are years late to the game

Samsung's Galaxy Buds are very late to the race, but they arrived in style. Boasting a plethora of features AirPods users have been asking for, these truly wireless earbuds don't disappoint for the money.

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Apple continues UK 'There's more to iPhone' campaign with focus on recycling, Face ID, iOS 12

Apple continues UK 'There's more to iPhone' campaign with focus on recycling, Face ID, iOS 12

Apple is continuing its "There's more to iPhone" campaign in the United Kingdom, by publishing three new videos to its regional YouTube account highlighting the usefulness of iOS 12 software updates, Face ID, and the iPhone maker's recycling schemes.

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Nielsen to start sharing Hulu & Prime Video viewership later in 2019, could force concessions by Apple

Nielsen to start sharing Hulu & Prime Video viewership later in 2019, could force concessions by Apple

Nielsen will reportedly begin sharing viewership data for Hulu and Amazon Prime Video later this year, which could put pressure on Apple to allow the same with its new video service.

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Hands-OnHands on: JLab's Epic Air Elite fully wireless sport earbuds

Hands on: JLab's Epic Air Elite fully wireless sport earbuds

Adding to competition for Apple's AirPods, JLab is out with a new pair of fully wireless earbuds, the sport-focused Epic Air Elite. We're putting them through the wringer.

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LG OLED smart TVs with HomeKit and AirPlay 2 support start shipping in April starting from $2,499

LG OLED smart TVs with HomeKit and AirPlay 2 support start shipping in April starting from $2,499

LG will be releasing its first OLED smart TVs with HomeKit and AirPlay 2 support in April, the South Korean electronics producer has confirmed, with the range able to connect to other devices and audio hardware that take advantage of Apple's smart home platform.

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