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Tuesday, August 04, 2020

All the new features and changes in iOS 14 beta 4

All the new features and changes in iOS 14 beta 4

In the fourth developer beta of iOS 14, Apple made further improvements including a new TV widget, the return of 3D Touch on supported devices, and support for Exposure Notifications.

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FeatureWhat Apple's Nano-Texture is, and what it brings to Apple's new 27-inch iMac

What Apple's Nano-Texture is, and what it brings to Apple's new 27-inch iMac

Apple's biggest change for the new 27-inch iMac is the option to add the company's highest-quality anti-reflective technology, previously only seen on the $5,999 Pro Display XDR. Here's what it provides to the user, and why you may want to pony up the extra cash for it.

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Apple releases fourth developer betas for tvOS 14 and watchOS 7

Apple releases fourth developer betas for tvOS 14 and watchOS 7

Continuing its releases for the current round of milestone betas, Apple has provided developers fourth builds of tvOS 14 and watchOS 7 for testing.

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Apple releases fourth developer betas of iOS 14, iPadOS 14

Apple releases fourth developer betas of iOS 14, iPadOS 14

Apple has moved on to the fourth round of developer betas for its milestone operating systems, with new builds of iOS 14, and iPadOS 14 available to download for testing.

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ExclusiveDeals: up to $200 off every 2020 13" MacBook Pro, plus $60 off AppleCare, 5% back

Deals: up to $200 off every 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 systems bundled with AC and the Edge financing promotion.

Phil Shiller is now an 'Apple Fellow,' Greg Joswiak promoted to marketing SVP

Phil Shiller is now an 'Apple Fellow,' Greg Joswiak promoted to marketing SVP

As a newly-minted Apple Fellow, Phil Schiller will continue to lead the App Store and Apple Events, with Greg Joswiak becoming the senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

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T-Mobile rechristens its 5G network as 'standalone,' expands to 7,500 cities

T-Mobile rechristens its 5G network as 'standalone,' expands to 7,500 cities

T-Mobile is launching what it is calling a "standalone" 5G network across the U.S. on Tuesday just in time for the "iPhone 12" launch this fall.

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Apple's iMac Pro now includes 10-core processors as standard

Apple's iMac Pro now includes 10-core processors as standard

As part of a range of iMac upgrades on Tuesday, Apple has entirely dropped its original 8-core Xeon option for the iMac Pro in favor of a 10-core configuration at the same price.

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Apple's 21.5-inch iMac finally ditches mechanical hard drives for SSDs

Apple's 21.5-inch iMac finally ditches mechanical hard drives for SSDs

Apple has updated the storage options across the board of its 21.5-inch iMac range by switching to SSD storage as the default, with users now only able to swap out the SSD with a Fusion Drive in their purchase.

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Apple's new 27-inch iMac sports 10th gen Intel chips, Nano Texture option

Apple's new 27-inch iMac sports 10th gen Intel chips, Nano Texture option

Apple has unveiled an update to the 27-inch iMac for back-to-school, with 10th generation Intel processors, SSD storage across the board, improved graphics, and Apple's T2 chip.

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Apple refutes rumors that it is trying to buy TikTok

Apple refutes rumors that it is trying to buy TikTok

A report claiming that Apple has expressed an interest in buying the TikTok video-sharing social network has been explicitly denied by the company.

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Logitech announces $999 one-cable solution for virtual meetings

Logitech announces $999 one-cable solution for virtual meetings

Logitech aims to make video conferencing easier with the Swytch, a compact one-cable USB-A and USB-C laptop link that offers universal compatibility for virtual meetings.

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Apple kills long-time Mac developer's apps with no warning, and isn't responding

Apple kills long-time Mac developer's apps with no warning, and isn't responding

The first clue that developer Charlie Monroe discovered about his ejection from Apple's development program was users complaining that their apps stopped working — despite still being available on the Mac App Store.

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Apple Car could embed displays into the windscreen and other windows

Apple Car could embed displays into the windscreen and other windows

An Apple Car could have displays embedded within any glass in the vehicle, with laminated glass sandwiching various other materials to block external light, emit its own light, or to display an image.

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Future MacBook Pro trackpads may be larger, adjustable, and backlit

Future MacBook Pro trackpads may be larger, adjustable, and backlit

Apple is investigating replacing the regular MacBook Pro trackpad with a virtual one that can dynamically shrink, grow, or change position as needed.

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Experts, China warn against Trump's TikTok sale push & 'key money' demand

Experts, China warn against Trump's TikTok sale push & 'key money' demand

As President Trump continues to call for the sale of TikTok with a percentage of the sale going to the US Treasury, experts and Chinese government-controlled media are weighing in on the dangerous implications of such a deal.

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Oprah Winfrey 'Caste' interview with Isabel Wilkerson exclusive to Apple TV+

Oprah Winfrey 'Caste' interview with Isabel Wilkerson exclusive to Apple TV+

In parallel with Apple announcing that "Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents" is on the Apple Books store, the company has also announced that author Isabel Wilkerson's interview with Oprah Winfrey about the book is exclusive to Apple TV+.

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Future MacBook Pro keyboard could act as a trackpad with touch-sensitive fabric

Future MacBook Pro keyboard could act as a trackpad with touch-sensitive fabric

A future MacBook Pro may have keys that could be used as a touchpad, with the same technology possible for use in a design where there's no dedicated touchpad section at all.

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FeatureHere's where Apple Stores have reopened and closed again around the world

Here's where Apple Stores have reopened and closed again around the world

Apple's retail operations continue to be impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Here's where Apple Stores have opened, as well as where they are closed, updated on August 4 with six new store closures in California, Alaska, Kentucky, and Nevada.

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Future Apple Watch Wi-Fi & wireless antenna may be embedded in the display

Future Apple Watch Wi-Fi & wireless antenna may be embedded in the display

Apple is aiming to bring better Wi-Fi and wireless connectivity to the Apple Watch by creating a wireless antenna array that is integrated into the display.

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Apple researching curved iPhone body with wrap-around displays

Apple researching curved iPhone body with wrap-around displays

A future version of the iPhone could have a display that wraps around the body of the device, or the iPhone body could be rounder in shape, with Apple examining new ways to create a display that can be installed on a curved surface.

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Monday, August 03, 2020

Apple details iOS 14 requirements for default third-party browsers, email clients

Apple details iOS 14 requirements for default third-party browsers, email clients

Apple in a recently published support document outlined code configurations, special restrictions and settings developers need to implement in order to offer apps as default alternatives to Safari and Mail in iOS 14.

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Why your Mac might say its battery is 'Not Charging' on macOS Catalina

Why your Mac might say its battery is 'Not Charging' on macOS Catalina

Apple, in a new support document, explains how a new "Not Charging" battery status is a feature of its macOS Catalina battery management tools.

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Apple's iPad dominated Q2 2020 on work from home, remote learning boost

Apple's iPad dominated Q2 2020 on work from home, remote learning boost

The tablet market, led by Apple's iPad, experienced a "renaissance" in the second quarter of 2020 thanks to new remote education and work-from-home trends, a report said Monday.

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FeatureWhat HDR, HDR10, and DisplayHDR are, and what they mean to Apple users

What HDR, HDR10, and DisplayHDR are, and what they mean to Apple users

Many devices, from televisions to smartphones, tout the ability to display HDR content, but the different formats and names can seem confusing. Here's AppleInsider's guide to what the different HDR video standards mean to you and your videos.

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Trump demands TikTok sell U.S. arm by September 15 or cease operation

Trump demands TikTok sell U.S. arm by September 15 or cease operation

Trump continues to push back against the China-owned TikTok, giving the company a hard date to sell to a U.S. company before forcing the video service to shut down its operations in the U.S.

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Apple TV+ signs first-look deal with Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way

Apple TV+ signs first-look deal with Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way

Apple TV+ has inked a first-look deal with Leonardo DiCaprio-founded Appian Way Productions.

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Mac Microsoft Office 2016 users will lose 365 cloud services in October

Mac Microsoft Office 2016 users will lose 365 cloud services in October

Users of all Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac apps will cease getting security updates in October, and will increasingly face performance and reliability issues as Microsoft drops support.

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European Apple Pay partner Boon is shutting down in October

European Apple Pay partner Boon is shutting down in October

Digital banking service and European Apple Pay partner Boon announced on Monday that it would be shutting down in October 2020.

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Six Apple production lines capable of $5 billion in exports allegedly moving to India

Six Apple production lines capable of $5 billion in exports allegedly moving to India

An inconsistent report claims that unnamed Apple manufacturing partners are moving six iPhone production lines to India, as part of an increasing trend to relocate from China.

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Apple Card users can now get 3% Daily Cash at Panera Bread

Apple Card users can now get 3% Daily Cash at Panera Bread

Panera on Monday announced that Apple Card users can now get 3% Daily Cash when ordering in-cafe or online.

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Apple announces new unscripted travel series 'Long Way Up'

Apple announces new unscripted travel series 'Long Way Up'

The series, starring Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman, is set to debut to Apple TV+ on September 18 and will follow two friends as they trek through South and Central America on motorcycles.

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New eBay coupon knocks 20% off Apple Watches, AirPods, iPhones, iPads; CalDigit TS3 Plus dock $210

New eBay coupon knocks 20% off Apple Watches, AirPods, iPhones, iPads; CalDigit TS3 Plus dock $210

Shoppers on a budget looking for the lowest prices on current Apple hardware can save an additional 20% at eBay this week on qualifying purchases. B&H also has the popular 15-port CalDigit TS3 Plus Thunderbolt 3 Dock on sale for $209.99 ($40 off).

Compared: Google Pixel 4a vs iPhone SE

Compared: Google Pixel 4a vs iPhone SE

Announced on Monday, Google's Pixel 4a is an aggressively priced Android smartphone with a suite of competitive features. Here's how it stacks up against Apple's 2020 iPhone SE.

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Google announces the Pixel 4A, Pixel 4A 5G, Pixel 5 coming in fall

Google announces the Pixel 4A, Pixel 4A 5G, Pixel 5 coming in fall

After months of speculation and rumored delays, Google has opened preorders for the Pixel 4A, with the Pixel 4A 5G and the Pixel 5 slated for release this fall.

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Swiss family arrested for $1M counterfeit iPhone repair fraud

Swiss family arrested for $1M counterfeit iPhone repair fraud

A mother and son in Switzerland are accused of passing off fake iPhones in a $1 million warranty scam that saw them exchanged for real ones by Apple.

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FeatureDiscussing Apple's App Store with Rogue Amoeba's Paul Kafasis on the AppleInsider podcast

Discussing Apple's App Store with Rogue Amoeba's Paul Kafasis on the AppleInsider podcast

Following months of drama about Apple's App Store policies and procedures, your AppleInsider Podcast hosts talked to Mac developer and founder of Rogue Amoeba software, Paul Kafasis, to get the developer's point of view.

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Apple hit with $1.4 billion lawsuit over China's continued Siri patent claims

Apple hit with $1.4 billion lawsuit over China's continued Siri patent claims

A dispute over Apple's alleged use of Chinese patents in Siri is continuing with a new lawsuit demanding $1.43 billion in damages, and could potentially see Apple banned from China.

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Google to buy stake in ADT in $450M Google Nest security deal

Google to buy stake in ADT in $450M Google Nest security deal

Announced on Monday morning, the deal, worth $450 million, will establish a long-term commitment to partnership with ADT and will give Google a 6.6% share of the company.

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