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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

TipsHow to force close apps on iPhone X

How to force close apps on iPhone X

With Apple's removal of the home button on iPhone X, the company had to translate a few user interface controls into onscreen gestures, including a new swipe and tap system for force closing troublesome apps.

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VideoHow to set up and use Apple Pay Cash on Apple Watch

How to set up and use Apple Pay Cash on Apple Watch

Apple Pay Cash launched with last week's release of iOS 11.2 for iPhone and iPad, and watchOS 4.2 for compatible Apple Watch devices. Check out this video to learn how to set up the feature on Apple Watch.

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weMessage promises to bring iMessage to Android, uses Mac as server

weMessage promises to bring iMessage to Android, uses Mac as server

A new Android app called weMessage brings unofficial support for Apple's iMessages to devices running Google's operating system, but users need a Mac to complete the ad hoc setup.

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Toshiba settles dispute with Western Digital, clears way for Bain deal

Toshiba settles dispute with Western Digital, clears way for Bain deal

In a joint announcement issued on Tuesday, Toshiba and Western Digital said they will settle a dispute over the Japanese firm's plans to sell its memory chip unit to a consortium led by Bain Capital, signaling an end to the long-running saga is near.

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24 Hours Left: 27" iMac 5K for $1,299, high-end MacBook Pros from $1,999; $270 off Air; $30-$80 off iPads; plus no tax in 48 states & 0% financing

24 Hours Left: 27

For two days only (or while supplies last), Adorama is offering shoppers the lowest prices anywhere on a variety of Macs and iPads. Pick up a 27" iMac 5K for $1,299, the lowest price we've seen to date. Current 15" MacBook Pros are also up to $300 off, while a premium 13" Touch Bar is $200 off and iPads are $30 to $80 off. All with free shipping, no tax outside NY and NJ, and 0% financing incentives.

Synaptics makes available in-display fingerprint sensor to a 'top five' manufacturer

Synaptics makes available in-display fingerprint sensor to a 'top five' manufacturer

Long-time Apple supplier Synaptics has revealed its new fingerprint scanning technology, with the company claiming that it functions through "infinity displays" like that found in the Galaxy S8 and iPhone X.

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Apple picks up two business affairs executives to bolster original video

Apple picks up two business affairs executives to bolster original video

As the company prepares its first big-budget scripted TV shows, the newest recruits for Apple Worldwide Video are reportedly Philip Matthys, formerly of Hulu, and Jennifer Wang Grazier of Legendary Entertainment.

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Apple updates AirPort firmware with KRACK vulnerability fix

Apple updates AirPort firmware with KRACK vulnerability fix

Amid rumors that Apple has ceased development of new Wi-Fi routers, the company on Tuesday pushed out an update for existing AirPort devices that patches a critical "KRACK Attack" vulnerability made public earlier this year.

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iMac Pro debuts custom Apple T2 chip to handle secure boot, password encryption, more

iMac Pro debuts custom Apple T2 chip to handle secure boot, password encryption, more

Apple's iMac Pro desktop will also sport an a new custom chip dubbed the T2, serving as a secure enclave for encrypted keys, giving users the ability to lock down their Mac's boot process and also handling system functions like the camera, audio control, and managing the solid-state hard drive.

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B&H's Green Monday Deals: Loaded 15" MacBook Pro for $2,599 ($900 off); $30-$80 off iPads; $150-$400 off 2017 MacBook Pros

B&H's Green Monday Deals: Loaded 15

Green Monday deals are here and B&H is slashing 2017 15" MacBook Pros by up to $400. Or pick up a top-of-the-line 2016 15" MacBook Pro with Radeon 460 graphics for $2,599 ($900 off). Apple's 13" MacBook Pro is also up to $450 off, while 12.9" iPad Pros are $100 to $150 off. For the action enthusiast, GoPro 4K cameras are as low as $199 today as well. All with free expedited shipping and no tax outside NY and NJ.

Apple's Phil Schiller talks HomePod delay, AirPods engineering, Face ID in iPhone X, iMac Pro

Apple's Phil Schiller talks HomePod delay, AirPods engineering, Face ID in iPhone X, iMac Pro

Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller continues his media rounds talking about all things Apple, with the latest interview delving into the internal thought process when the company decided to move away from Touch ID in the iPhone X, thoughts on Apple's collaborative environment, and the iMac Pro's imminent release.

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Twelve South ships HiRise Pro stand for raising height of iMac & iMac Pro

Twelve South ships HiRise Pro stand for raising height of iMac & iMac Pro

Accessory producer Twelve South has unveiled a new stand designed for the iMac, iMac Pro, and compatible monitors, with the HiRise Pro capable of raising the viewing angle of the screen to help lower the risk of neck strain while working, as well as reducing the amount of desk clutter.

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Apple's iMac Pro comes with special black Lightning-to-USB cable

Apple's iMac Pro comes with special black Lightning-to-USB cable

One small perk of the upcoming iMac Pro is a black Lightning-to-USB cable, until now unavailable from Apple.

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Apple previews Final Cut Pro 10.4 update with 8K timeline alongside new iMac Pro

Apple previews Final Cut Pro 10.4 update with 8K timeline alongside new iMac Pro

In addition to giving testers a first look at the new iMac Pro desktop, Apple also supplied them with an upcoming release of Final Cut Pro X, which will add support for an 8K-resolution timeline and 8K ProRes files.

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iMac Pro testing shows 10-core model dramatically faster than any other Mac on intensive tasks

iMac Pro testing shows 10-core model dramatically faster than any other Mac on intensive tasks

Two more iMac Pro impressions have been posted, with benchmarks from both showing massive gains in processing power in the iMac Pro over older models — plus the inclusion of AVX-512 vector processing optimization in the W-series Xeon processor giving an added push to properly optimized apps.

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Apple's 14- & 18-core iMac Pro configurations won't ship until 2018

Apple's 14- & 18-core iMac Pro configurations won't ship until 2018

Power users wanting the fastest possible iMac Pros will have to wait until sometime in 2018, when 14- and 18-core models will ship, according to a well-known YouTube celebrity who received an early unit.

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10-core Vega 64 iMac Pro first impressions video posted by prominent YouTuber MKBHD

10-core Vega 64 iMac Pro first impressions video posted by prominent YouTuber MKBHD

Apple has granted YouTube video creator Marques Brownlee an iMac Pro, and he has published a video about his first week with the high-end device.

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Apple's $4,999 all-in-one iMac Pro launches Thursday, Dec. 14

Apple's $4,999 all-in-one iMac Pro launches Thursday, Dec. 14

After being announced in June, the premium iMac Pro is finally ready to begin shipping to consumers this week, as Apple has announced that the new desktop will be available this Thursday, Dec. 14.

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Apple expands Everyone Can Code program to almost 500,000 Chicago students

Apple expands Everyone Can Code program to almost 500,000 Chicago students

Apple on Tuesday announced plans to get its Swift programming language taught to students across Chicago through an expansion of its Everyone Can Code program, done in partnership with local institutions.

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Bank documentation hints at Brazilian Apple Pay launch

Bank documentation hints at Brazilian Apple Pay launch

Documentation seen by Itaú Unibanco customers on Monday suggest Apple is on the verge of launching Apple Pay in Brazil, which was first rumored to gain access to the mobile payments service nearly two years ago.

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Apple used data from iOS app to resolve 196 environmental supplier violations in China

Apple used data from iOS app to resolve 196 environmental supplier violations in China

Apple relied on an iOS app created by a Chinese activist to identify and resolve at least 196 cases in which suppliers violated the nation's environmental rules, actions that in some cases led to their removal from the company's supply chain.

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ExclusiveKiller Deals: Save $70 to $300 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states & 0% financing

Killer Deals: Save $70 to $300 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states & 0% financing

First come, first served! AppleInsider readers can take advantage of exclusive coupons and instant discounts this week to instantly save between $50 and $300 on every Mid 2017 MacBook Pro, including Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. Plus, sales tax will not be collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ and systems qualify for 0% financing offer

VideoComparison: iPhone X vs. Galaxy Note 8 biometrics

Comparison: iPhone X vs. Galaxy Note 8 biometrics

Both Apple's iPhone X and Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 offer camera-based biometrics for unlocking your handset, but which one is better? We put both to the test in this video.

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Introductory app subscription pricing coming to App Store

Introductory app subscription pricing coming to App Store

Apple on Monday announced a new App Store feature that allows developers to offer discounted introductory pricing or limited-time free trials on auto-renewable app subscriptions, a move designed to help subscription-based apps draw in new customers.

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Google releases tool that helps security researchers hack iOS devices

Google releases tool that helps security researchers hack iOS devices

Google this week released a proof of concept tool that allows security researchers, and other developers, to hack into iOS 11.1.2, software that could lead to a jailbreak for devices running that OS version.

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Apple now allows all developers to offer app pre-orders on App Store

Apple now allows all developers to offer app pre-orders on App Store

After experimenting with app pre-orders like Super Mario Run last year, Apple is opening the App Store functionality to all comers, a major shift in how the online storefront operates.

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Google releases two experimental photo apps for iOS

Google releases two experimental photo apps for iOS

Google on Monday released a pair of "appsperiments" that provide new ways of capturing photographic images with smartphones like iPhone, while at the same time helping the search giant refine experimental software tools related to computer vision and artificial intelligence.

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GymKit for Apple Watch makes North American premiere

GymKit for Apple Watch makes North American premiere

GymKit — Apple's platform for two-way sync between an Apple Watch and cardio equipment — is now available at a lone gym in New York City, having previously grabbed toeholds in Australia and England.

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Apple's latest iPhone X ads concentrate on Face ID & Portrait Lighting

Apple's latest iPhone X ads concentrate on Face ID & Portrait Lighting

Apple on Monday debuted three new 15-second video spots for the $999 iPhone X, once again looking to lure in shoppers during the critical holiday season.

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Not just music: Apple's purchase of Shazam will aid augmented reality pursuits

Not just music: Apple's purchase of Shazam will aid augmented reality pursuits

While most of the focus on Apple's purchase of Shazam notes the music and audio recognition engine, the company also has a machine learning vision system and an augmented reality product currently in use in the advertising industry to deliver product visualizations, and 360-degree videos.

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Apple pulls fake cryptocurrency app that hit #3 on App Store finance charts

Apple pulls fake cryptocurrency app that hit #3 on App Store finance charts

An impostor app pretending to belong to MyEtherWallet.com has been removed from the App Store, but not before it managed to secure an ad and climb to third place in the store's Finance category over the weekend.

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Apple starts testing cycle anew with first macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 developer's beta

Apple starts testing cycle anew with first macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 developer's beta

Apple has launched a single beta for the next point updates of its operating systems, with the first developer's release of macOS High Sierra 10.13.3.

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Apple donates $1M to southern California fire relief

Apple donates $1M to southern California fire relief

Apple is donating $1 million to assist in "rebuilding and recovery" efforts for southern California, following the latest rash of wildfires in the region.

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Breaking
Apple acquires song identifying app Shazam for undisclosed sum

Apple acquires song identifying app Shazam for undisclosed sum

Apple on Monday confirmed that it has purchased popular service Shazam, an app that listens for and identifies songs. It was rumored that the deal was for about $400 million, but no official sale price was given.

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Apple may fix aging battery issues, prevent random shutdowns by slowing down iPhones

Apple may fix aging battery issues, prevent random shutdowns by slowing down iPhones

It appears that some iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s family devices may see slower processing speeds as a result of a battery that has reached the end of its operational life, with some users getting a speed-up upon replacement — but the slow-down and consequent speed-up isn't universal, and there may be other factors at work.

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Apple Watch Series 3 shipments predicted to rise to 23-25M in 2018

Apple Watch Series 3 shipments predicted to rise to 23-25M in 2018

Shipments of the Apple Watch Series 3 could rise as much as 20 percent next year to between 23 and 25 million units, according to new industry predictions.

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Apple enterprise sales channels gearing up, preparing businesses for iMac Pro orders

Apple enterprise sales channels gearing up, preparing businesses for iMac Pro orders

AppleInsider has learned that enterprise sales staff within Apple have begun asking long-time clients about what "custom configurations" of the iMac Pro that they may seek, and are making preparations to take orders for the device as soon as this week.

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Apple pushes back against shareholder measures on human rights & greenhouse gases

Apple pushes back against shareholder measures on human rights & greenhouse gases

Apple is reportedly looking to block at least four shareholder proposals ahead of its annual meeting in early 2018, including ones involving human rights and greenhouse gas pollution.

After Apple's HomePod delay, Google's $399 Home Max speaker goes on sale

After Apple's HomePod delay, Google's $399 Home Max speaker goes on sale

While Apple's HomePod couldn't reach store shelves before the end of 2017, Google's competing Home Max speaker has arrived right on time, with orders now being accepted at Best Buy and shipping in time for Christmas.

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