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Friday, January 04, 2019

Apple plasters privacy ad on billboard near Las Vegas Convention Center ahead of CES

Apple plasters privacy ad on billboard near Las Vegas Convention Center ahead of CES

Though Apple is not scheduled to make an appearance at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next week, the company is using the event as an opportunity to push its message on privacy and has purchased a large billboard near the city's convention center.

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Weekend savings: These deals deliver the lowest prices on Apple's 11-inch iPad Pro

Weekend savings: These deals deliver the lowest prices on Apple's 11-inch iPad Pro

Apple authorized resellers are knocking up to $50 off Apple's new 2018 11-inch iPad Pro this weekend, with free expedited shipping on many models. Grab the deals while supplies last.

Spectrum offers Apple TV 4K to subscribers for $7.50 per month

Spectrum offers Apple TV 4K to subscribers for $7.50 per month

Following the launch of an eponymous standalone Apple TV app, Charter Spectrum on Friday announced a promotion that allows new and existing Spectrum TV and Internet customers to add an Apple TV 4K to their subscription for $7.50 a month.

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New phishing scam masquerades as Apple support call

New phishing scam masquerades as Apple support call

The latest scam targeting Apple device users is particularly insidious, appearing to come as a call from the company's real phone support number, according to a well-known security researcher.

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Trump claims credit for Apple's 'hundreds of percent' stock gain

Trump claims credit for Apple's 'hundreds of percent' stock gain

Apple is "going to be fine," President Donald Trump advised on Friday in comments about the iPhone maker's recent financial stumble, while also taking credit for the company's rise in value since taking office almost two years ago.

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Judge tosses lawsuit against Apple over Meltdown & Spectre vulnerabilities in iPhone & iPad processors

Judge tosses lawsuit against Apple over Meltdown & Spectre vulnerabilities in iPhone & iPad processors

A U.S. District Judge has dismissed a class action lawsuit brought against Apple for its handling of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in ARM-based processors, which the plaintiffs blamed for slowing down iPhones, iPads, and other products with A-series chips.

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TipsHow to use Safari's saved passwords in other Mac apps

How to use Safari's saved passwords in other Mac apps

Safari will handily offer you the right password when you want to log into a website but it appears useless if you need the same login for an app. AppleInsider shows you how to use Safari's stored passwords wherever you need.

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ExclusiveHere's where to get the lowest prices on Apple's upgraded 2018 MacBook Pro

Here's where to get the lowest prices on Apple's upgraded 2018 MacBook Pro

Apple authorized reseller Adorama has issued steep markdowns on Apple's CTO 2018 MacBook Pros, with combined instant and coupon savings totaling up to $250 off with no tax collected outside NY and NJ. These deals, which offer shoppers the lowest prices available, are available only at AppleInsider.

VideoEditorial: Apple's iPhone strategy is bad for investors, good for consumers

Editorial: Apple's iPhone strategy is bad for investors, good for consumers

There has been much drama over Apple's stock prices lately, with the latest being the swing because of slowing iPhone sales in Greater China. While a lot of what Apple has done leading to this point isn't great for investors, it is pretty good for consumers.

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Microsoft rolls out Files On-Demand for Mac to OneDrive for Business users

Microsoft rolls out Files On-Demand for Mac to OneDrive for Business users

Microsoft has started to roll out Files On-Demand for Mac, a function of Office 2019 that allows users to see all of their files held in OneDrive storage from the Mac desktop, with documents downloaded from the cloud only when they are required.

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White House's National Economic Council head hints China may have stolen Apple tech

White House's National Economic Council head hints China may have stolen Apple tech

The director of the White House's National Economic Council, Larry Kudlow, suggested on Friday that China may be stealing Apple technology secrets, without offering any examples or evidence.

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FTC's antitrust case against Qualcomm heads to trial amid Chinese & German iPhone bans

FTC's antitrust case against Qualcomm heads to trial amid Chinese & German iPhone bans

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission's antitrust case against Qualcomm is going to trial on Friday, the outcome of which could have serious repercussions for Apple's global legal war with the chipmaker.

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Apple pulls iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 from sale in Germany as part of sales ban

Apple pulls iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 from sale in Germany as part of sales ban

Apple has withdrawn the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 from sale from its online store and retail outlets in Germany, one day after Qualcomm posted its $1.52 billion security bond required by a Munich court to enforce the countrywide ban.

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Apple's revenue revision spawns second class action investigation

Apple's revenue revision spawns second class action investigation

Following the revision to Apple's earnings estimates on Wednesday, a second law firm has started investigating Apple's public claims about its disclosures surrounding business in China.

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Huawei punishes staff with pay cuts for marketing tweet sent via iPhone

Huawei punishes staff with pay cuts for marketing tweet sent via iPhone

Chinese smartphone giant Huawei has issued harsh punishments to two of its staff in the aftermath of New Year's Day marketing tweet sent out with the label "via Twitter for iPhone."

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Chinese anti-counterfeit alliance demands Apple respect iPhone sales ban from Chinese court

Chinese anti-counterfeit alliance demands Apple respect iPhone sales ban from Chinese court

Apple needs to respect the decision of a court banning the sale of some iPhone models in China, a Chinese anti-counterfeit alliance declared on Thursday, alleging subsidiaries affected by the order are seemingly ignoring the demand relating to a Qualcomm patent infringement case.

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FeatureQualcomm's German injunction and Apple's Q1 earnings on the AppleInsider Podcast

Qualcomm's German injunction and Apple's Q1 earnings on the AppleInsider Podcast

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor talk about this week's two biggest stories. Victor updates William on the latest in Qualcomm news, and William has questions about Apple's issuing guidance on Q1 profits.

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Thursday, January 03, 2019

China gets exclusive New Years-style Beats for the holidays

China gets exclusive New Years-style Beats for the holidays

Apple just released its Chinese New Year gift guide, and included in the list is an exclusive set of Beats, styled for the new year.

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Apple's Back to School promotion offers Beats to students in Australia, Brazil, New Zealand and South Korea

Apple's Back to School promotion offers Beats to students in Australia, Brazil, New Zealand and South Korea

Apple kicked off its annual back to school promotion in Australia, New Zealand, Brazil and South Korea on Friday, offering students a pair of Beats headphones with qualifying discounted hardware purchase.

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Security researcher who claimed discovery of Face ID bypass cancels Black Hat presentation

Security researcher who claimed discovery of Face ID bypass cancels Black Hat presentation

A China-based security researcher has withdrawn a presentation on what was advertised as a workable Face ID hack from the prestigious Black Hat Asia conference after his employer, Ant Financial, called the talk "misleading."

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Apple cloud services executive Patrick Gates departs for stealth startup Humane

Apple cloud services executive Patrick Gates departs for stealth startup Humane

Stealth startup Humane, founded by a pair of former Apple executives, last month announced longtime Apple cloud services engineer Patrick Gates had joined the company as chief technology officer.

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Ebro Darden talks new Apple Music job, future UI improvements & more

Ebro Darden talks new Apple Music job, future UI improvements & more

In an interview published on Thursday, Beats 1 DJ Ebro Darden addressed his new job as Apple Music's global editorial head for hip-hop and R&B, along with long-term plans for the service and other topics.

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Spectrum finally rolls out promised Apple TV app with zero sign-on support

Spectrum finally rolls out promised Apple TV app with zero sign-on support

Having missed an original 2018 deadline, Charter Spectrum on Thursday finally released its promised Apple TV app with support for tvOS 12's "zero sign-on" functions.

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TipsHere's how to get started with your new Apple Watch

Here's how to get started with your new Apple Watch

If you've just a new Apple Watch — especially if you're upgrading from an older one — start here. This is what you need to know, what steps you'll go through, and what choices you have to make as you set up a new Apple Watch.

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EditorialApple's guidance correction in China would be great news from Samsung

Apple's guidance correction in China would be great news from Samsung

While Apple's critics are scrambling to portray its restatement of guidance as some sort of evidence of a "lack of innovation" or "pricing that's too high," the reality is that it's simply evidence that President Trump's tariff war on China has hurt a key Apple market. Apple has never been better positioned— and its competition is now performing so badly that any one of them would love to be in Apple's shoes.

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VideoHow to extend the battery life on your Apple Watch

How to extend the battery life on your Apple Watch

With the holiday season now over, a lot of people are walking around with a brand new Apple Watch. AppleInsider explains how to maximize your Apple Watch battery life so it lasts as long as possible.

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App Store breaks sales records for holiday period, New Year resolutions help set single-day record

App Store breaks sales records for holiday period, New Year resolutions help set single-day record

Customers of the App Store have set new spending records over the holidays, Apple has confirmed, with late-in-the-year purchases helping to cap off an already record-breaking year, as well as starting 2019 with a new single-day record.

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Analysts pile on Apple following revenue guidance miss

Analysts pile on Apple following revenue guidance miss

Since Apple revised its revenue guidance on Wednesday, analysts have been quick to jump on the news with their opinions on the lower-than-expected iPhone sales and reduced revenues primarily from the Chinese market. AppleInsider rounds up a number of the statements made by the commentators.

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Qualcomm posts $1.52B bond to enforce German ban on some iPhones

Qualcomm posts $1.52B bond to enforce German ban on some iPhones

Qualcomm on Thursday announced that it posted a security bond of 1.34 billion euros, about $1.52 billion, moving ahead with a German ban on the iPhone 7 and 8.

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Cook promises Apple will 'learn' and 'take action' in memo to workers

Cook promises Apple will 'learn' and 'take action' in memo to workers

Following up on the sudden news that December-quarter earnings will be lower than predicted by between $5 billion and $9 billion, Apple CEO Tim Cook promised future changes in a memo to employees.

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Apple researching wearable glove input device, to simplify interactions with AR & VR

Apple researching wearable glove input device, to simplify interactions with AR & VR

Apple is researching how users can interact with computer systems, with one idea being a glove that could be used for gesture controls, and could potentially provide haptic feedback in some situations.

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Apple Watch & iPhone used in escape from flipped, sinking car

Apple Watch & iPhone used in escape from flipped, sinking car

A Florida woman is lucky to be alive after her car flipped into a marsh by a Tampa highway, apparently saved by a combination of her Apple Watch, iPhone, and Google Maps.

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Long-time Mac accessory vendor OWC acquiring Akitio

Long-time Mac accessory vendor OWC acquiring Akitio

OWC has announced that is is acquiring Akitio, with the merger creating a larger organization focused on the prosumer market.

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EditorialApple's earnings warning indicates trouble in China, but everyone should calm down

Apple's earnings warning indicates trouble in China, but everyone should calm down

By the looks of the headlines since Wednesday afternoon, you'd think that Apple Park is on fire, and the company is headed for a loss for the quarter. While the earnings miss discussion isn't a net positive for the company, there are still a few things to keep in mind.

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Cook talks slumping iPhone sales in interview, to reportedly hold 'all-hands' meeting with Apple employees

Cook talks slumping iPhone sales in interview, to reportedly hold 'all-hands' meeting with Apple employees

After issuing an earnings forecast correction on Wednesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down to discuss the anticipated revenue dip and a range of related topics including rising diplomatic tensions between the U.S. and China.

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Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Law firm explores class action against Apple for potential securities fraud, cites recent earnings cut

Law firm explores class action against Apple for potential securities fraud, cites recent earnings cut

Self-professed "nationally acclaimed investor rights law firm" Bernstein Liebhard on Wednesday said it is investigating allegations of potential securities fraud violations on behalf of Apple shareholders, noting the company's recent earnings forecast cut runs counter to comments made on the health of its Chinese business.

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New lawsuit alleges MagSafe spark ignited oxygen unit

New lawsuit alleges MagSafe spark ignited oxygen unit

A new lawsuit has been filed against Apple after a MagSafe Adapter allegedly sparked and ignited a customer's oxygen tank.

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Apple to detail revised down Q1 2019 revenue on Jan. 29

Apple to detail revised down Q1 2019 revenue on Jan. 29

Apple on Wednesday said it will report quarterly earnings for the first quarter of 2019 on Jan. 29, when company executives are expected to detail a a rare revenue forecast cut on the back of weak iPhone sales.

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Apple lowers holiday quarter guidance on lower than expected iPhone sales

Apple lowers holiday quarter guidance on lower than expected iPhone sales

In a surprise move, Apple on Wednesday revised down revenue guidance for its current December quarter, with CEO Tim Cook blaming the performance on lower than expected iPhone sales.

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