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Thursday, December 03, 2020

Today only: new price drops hit Apple's M1 MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and Mac mini

Today only: new price drops hit Apple's M1 MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and Mac mini

Post-Cyber Monday deals continue to pour in this December, with Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro, Mac mini and MacBook Air up to $150 off. Every single model is discounted, with bonus coupon savings on popular configurations.

TipsHow to stop AirPods automatically switching between devices

How to stop AirPods automatically switching between devices

Having your AirPods, or AirPods Pro, switch from your iPhone to your Mac as you sit down at your desk is a brilliant idea, and really frustrating in practice. Here's how to stop it.

Apple orders 'Gutsy Women' docuseries starring Chelsea and Hillary Clinton

Apple orders 'Gutsy Women' docuseries starring Chelsea and Hillary Clinton

Apple TV+ has given a straight-to-series order for a new docuseries based on Hillary and Chelsea Clinton's best-selling book, "The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience."

Apple researching dual-monitor mounting system for Pro Display XDR

Apple researching dual-monitor mounting system for Pro Display XDR

Apple is working on a new dual-display stand that can mount a pair of Pro Display XDR monitors, a patent application published Thursday suggests.

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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.

Warner Bros' 2021 films will release simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max

Warner Bros' 2021 films will release simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max

Warner Bros. will release 17 films, including "The Matrix 4" and "Dune" to its streaming service for a full month alongside theatrical releases.

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Enrollment for reduced 15% Apple App Store commission begins

Enrollment for reduced 15% Apple App Store commission begins

The App Store Small Business Program allows developers who earn less than $1 million per year to pay only 15% of sales to Apple, and enrollment has begun.

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Apple releases second developer beta for macOS Big Sur 11.1

Apple releases second developer beta for macOS Big Sur 11.1

Apple has released the second developer beta of macOS Big Sur version 11.1 with no known changes beyond the usual bug fixes.

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Apple service documents suggest new hardware release coming on Dec. 8

Apple service documents suggest new hardware release coming on Dec. 8

Apple may be planning to release new hardware through a press release on Tuesday, Dec. 8, an internal memo to service providers suggests.

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Wristcam is a $299 Apple Watch band with a camera

Wristcam is a $299 Apple Watch band with a camera

The $299 Wristcam is an Apple Watch band that allows for photography and video calls to be made directly from the watch, without relying on an iPhone's imaging capabilities.

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Apple developing system to filter radio stations, including AM and FM

Apple developing system to filter radio stations, including AM and FM

Apple is working on a system to filter both terrestrial and internet radio stations by metadata or location, hinting at plans that involve AM or FM radio hardware.

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Better than Black Friday pricing hits Apple's new iPad Air 4 at Amazon

Better than Black Friday pricing hits Apple's new iPad Air 4 at Amazon

The iPad Air 4 is on sale at Amazon with a deal that is better than Black Friday pricing thanks to a discount knocking $31 off the tablet's retail price.

Articulated hinge structures for foldable iPhone detailed in new research

Articulated hinge structures for foldable iPhone detailed in new research

Apple is continuing to develop non-traditional display technology that can fold out and expand along hinge articulation points, likely for a future foldable iPhone.

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Apple Silicon M1 Mac delivery times slip into 2021 for higher-end configurations

Apple Silicon M1 Mac delivery times slip into 2021 for higher-end configurations

If you want more than a basic configuration of the new Apple Silicon Macs with M1 chips, it may be too late to get it before Christmas.

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Uber's Head of PR walked away from an Apple job offer

Uber's Head of PR walked away from an Apple job offer

Jill Hazelbaker was offered — and declined — a job with Apple, choosing to help rideshare service Uber with its public image.

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Apple's Photos app may recognize people by face and body language in the future

Apple's Photos app may recognize people by face and body language in the future

Apple's Photos app may improve on its Faces subject identification feature by not just using facial recognition, but also working to identify people's individual body language, typical poses, and torso.

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Apple reportedly dropping camera supplier O-Film after forced labor allegations

Apple reportedly dropping camera supplier O-Film after forced labor allegations

Apple has begun severing ties with iPhone camera module supplier O-film after learning the company had been using forced labor.

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Apple researching alternative technologies to reduce bezels by hiding control circuitry

Apple researching alternative technologies to reduce bezels by hiding control circuitry

If it can't reduce the need for a bezel to house sensors and circuitry for iPhone and Mac displays, Apple is investigating how it can make them look much smaller.

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Apple revamps its Accessibility page to spotlight iOS and macOS features

Apple revamps its Accessibility page to spotlight iOS and macOS features

A new redesign for its Accessibility page sees Apple highlighting specific device features such as the magnifier in iOS, and the back-tap on the iPhone 12.

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Apple reveals top Apple Music charts of 2020

Apple reveals top Apple Music charts of 2020

Apple on Tuesday announced the year's top performing Apple Music songs and albums, along with corresponding lists generated from proprietary Apple services like Shazam.

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Apple's Deirdre O'Brien talks lessons learned from coronavirus response

Apple's Deirdre O'Brien talks lessons learned from coronavirus response

Apple SVP of retail and people Deirdre O'Brien in an interview on Tuesday spoke about the lessons learned from dealing with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, an ever-changing situation that forced companies to strike a balance between in-person and remote work.

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Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Podcast startup QCode poaches Apple veteran Steve Wilson to lead strategy

Podcast startup QCode poaches Apple veteran Steve Wilson to lead strategy

Longtime Apple employee Steve Wilson, who most recently served as an Apple Podcasts marketing executive, has left the company for a new role at scripted podcast startup Qcode.

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Some iPhone 12 users report unexpected battery drain issues

Some iPhone 12 users report unexpected battery drain issues

A number of iPhone 12 Pro owners have taken to Apple's Support Forums to report an issue that sees excessive power draw from the handset's battery while idle, a problem that has cropped up on various Apple products throughout the years.

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This holographic photo frame can display iPhone Portrait mode snaps in 3D

This holographic photo frame can display iPhone Portrait mode snaps in 3D

Brooklyn-based startup Looking Glass is crowdfunding a new holographic photo frame that can display depth-mapped iPhone photos in 3D.

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Apple forced to include charger with iPhone in Sao Paulo

Apple forced to include charger with iPhone in Sao Paulo

Apple will be required to bundle a power adapter with iPhone models sold in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo, despite removing the accessory from the box elsewhere.

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Final hours: $899 MacBook Air, $639 Mac mini, $1,199 MacBook Pro

Final hours: $899 MacBook Air, $639 Mac mini, $1,199 MacBook Pro

Cyber Monday has turned into Cyber Week with some of the year's best promotions still in effect on new Apple hardware for one more day. Find out where to pick up an Apple Silicon MacBook Air for $899 — or save $100 to $150 on 13-inch MacBook Pros. Prices start at $639 for the Late 2020 models.

Julianna Margulies to join 'The Morning Show' for its second season

Julianna Margulies to join 'The Morning Show' for its second season

Julianna Margulies, known for her starring roles in "ER" and "The Good Wife," has joined the cast of Apple TV+ drama "The Morning Show."

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VideoReview: Amazon Halo is incredibly invasive, but helps you learn about yourself

Review: Amazon Halo is incredibly invasive, but helps you learn about yourself

Amazon certainly raised eyebrows when it announced its Halo fitness tracker. This tracker does what most others are capable of, such as activity and sleep tracking — but it also goes well past that, and crosses well into uncomfortable territory.

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TipsHow to assign tasks to other people in Reminders in macOS Big Sur

How to assign tasks to other people in Reminders in macOS Big Sur

It's an extremely useful feature that many advanced To Do apps don't have, but Apple has just added it to the basic Reminders in macOS Big Sur. Here's how to assign a task to someone and what happens when they've done it.

Apple says that Apple Pay will launch in Mexico 'very soon'

Apple says that Apple Pay will launch in Mexico 'very soon'

Apple Pay is set to make its debut in Mexico "very soon" with support for some of the country's largest banks at launch.

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Amazon is in exclusive talks to purchase podcast startup Wondery

Amazon is in exclusive talks to purchase podcast startup Wondery

Amazon is reportedly in exclusive talks to buy podcast startup Wondery, the company behind several shows that have been adapted for Apple TV+.

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Apple issues third betas for iOS 14.3, iPadOS 14.3, tvOS 14.3, watchOS 7.2 [u]

Apple issues third betas for iOS 14.3, iPadOS 14.3, tvOS 14.3, watchOS 7.2 [u]

Apple is now on its third generation of betas, providing developers with new builds of iOS 14.3, iPadOS 14.3, tvOS 14.3, watchOS 7.2.

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Apple's MagSafe iPhone Charger is hard to get - here are the best alternatives

Apple's MagSafe iPhone Charger is hard to get - here are the best alternatives

Apple's new MagSafe charger allows you to magnetically attach your wireless charger to your iPhone 12's charging sweet-spot — but it's not the only magnetic wireless charger out there.

Apple Watch, AirPods market expansion edges out overall segment growth

Apple Watch, AirPods market expansion edges out overall segment growth

Apple's wearables business grew 38.6% year-over-year in the third quarter of 2020, outpacing the broader market, while the Apple Watch segment grew 75% in the same period.

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ExclusiveFlash deal: Apple's 12.9-inch iPad Pro with LTE dips to $749 ($400 off)

Flash deal: Apple's 12.9-inch iPad Pro with LTE dips to $749 ($400 off)

With units in stock and free expedited delivery, AppleInsider's exclusive $400 discount on Apple's 12.9-inch iPad Pro at B&H offers the best price anywhere on a hot holiday gift idea. Plus, score a free pair of earbuds valued at $80.

Ecobee adds HomeKit Secure Video support to SmartCamera with Voice Control

Ecobee adds HomeKit Secure Video support to SmartCamera with Voice Control

Ecobee is now rolling out a firmware update to its SmartCamera with Voice Control that brings support for Apple's HomeKit Secure Video for storing video in iCloud.

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Get one year of Microsoft 365 and a $50 Amazon Gift Card for only $99

Get one year of Microsoft 365 and a $50 Amazon Gift Card for only $99

A Microsoft 365 12-month subscription normally costs $99.99, but a deal today adds a $50 Amazon gift card to the package for that same price.

Apple Stores reopen in England allowing iPhone Upgrade Program to restart

Apple Stores reopen in England allowing iPhone Upgrade Program to restart

After nearly a month of lockdown, England's 32 Apple Stores will reopen under the new tiered COVID restriction system, and customers are now able to use the iPhone Upgrade Program.

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Two MacBook Pro models getting mini LED in 2021, MacBook Air in 2022 says Kuo

Two MacBook Pro models getting mini LED in 2021, MacBook Air in 2022 says Kuo

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that as part of Apple's mini LED push, the company will release a pair of new MacBook Pro models in 2021 with the technology — and a "more affordable" MacBook Air in 2022.

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