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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Prime Day 2018 Deal Roundup: Here are the best bargains on and off Amazon, including the lowest prices on Apple hardware [u]

Prime Day 2018 Deal Roundup: Here are the best bargains on and off Amazon, including the lowest prices on Apple hardware [u]

Prime Day 2018 is here and retailers are knocking hundreds off electronics and accessories (including Apple devices) for the big event. We're rounding up a list of the best deals on and off Amazon — and updating it throughout the day.

Apple ceases iOS 11.4 code signing after release of iOS 11.4.1

Apple ceases iOS 11.4 code signing after release of iOS 11.4.1

Following the release of iOS 11.4.1 earlier in July, Apple on Tuesday stopped signing code for the prior iOS version 11.4 to ensure users are running the latest operating system on their devices.

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Apple eats into Android, Samsung marketshare in Q2, study says

Apple eats into Android, Samsung marketshare in Q2, study says

Apple improved its position in the smartphone space during the June quarter, eroding Android's share and equalizing its standing with rival Samsung in the U.S. market, according to new research.

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Apple issues third macOS Mojave beta to public beta testers

Apple issues third macOS Mojave beta to public beta testers

Following Apple's release of a fourth macOS Mojave developer beta, the company on Tuesday pushed out a third evaluation version of the upcoming Mac operating system to members of its public beta program.

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Everything new in iOS 12 beta 4 for iPhone & iPad

Everything new in iOS 12 beta 4 for iPhone & iPad

AppleInsider has spent some time digging into Apple's fourth beta of iOS 12 to uncover all the changes made this time around. A number of updates have been discovered, some more noteable than others.

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FeatureThese are the top five best Menubar apps for your Mac

These are the top five best Menubar apps for your Mac

Menubar apps are the unsung heroes of your Mac. After a decade of trying just about everything that's come down the pipeline, AppleInsider tells you about the very best ones ranging from tools you use every day to once in a blue moon lifesavers.

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ReviewReview: LIFX Tile with Apple HomeKit is too rough around the edges

Review: LIFX Tile with Apple HomeKit is too rough around the edges

The Tile looks nice enough on a wall, but has enough flaws that for the price we'd recommend other products — from LIFX or otherwise — if you want lights as decorations.

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How to save up to $535 on Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro

How to save up to $535 on Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro

With Apple's newest 2018 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros hitting store shelves, now is the time to secure your place in line for the configuration you want and take advantage of free expedited shipping with no sales tax in most states (saving many shoppers up to $535). Select models are also eligible for 0% financing for 12 months as well.

Future iPhone may get fastest ever LPDDR5 power-sipping DRAM from Samsung

Future iPhone may get fastest ever LPDDR5 power-sipping DRAM from Samsung

Samsung has developed what it calls the first 10-nanometer 8-gigabit LPDDR5 DRAM prototype, a memory module that is faster than the previous generation and is intended to help machine learning applications in 5G-equipped smartphones, and one that could make its way into a future iPhone model.

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FeatureWhat six years of Retina MacBook Pro evolution gets you

What six years of Retina MacBook Pro evolution gets you

Apple's 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro has come a long way since the first Retina models were unveiled in 2012. AppleInsider looks at all the changes that six years have wrought.

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iOS 12 developer beta 4 requires device to be unlocked before connecting any USB accessories

iOS 12 developer beta 4 requires device to be unlocked before connecting any USB accessories

Your iPhone's Lightning port will be even more locked down come iOS 12, which has adding an additional layer of security in the fourth developer beta.

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Apple releases fourth developer betas of iOS 12, tvOS 12, and watchOS 5

Apple releases fourth developer betas of iOS 12, tvOS 12, and watchOS 5

Apple has rolled out new developer betas for its milestone operating systems, with fourth beta builds of iOS 12, tvOS 12, and watchOS 5 available for testing one day after the newest beta of macOS 10.14 Mojave.

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TipsHow and when to turn CDs, DVDs or folders into disk image files on macOS

How and when to turn CDs, DVDs or folders into disk image files on macOS

Apple's macOS makes it easy to create disk images, the virtual equivalent of physical media. You already use them every time you install an app on your Mac but you can also exploit them for archiving and sharing your own work. AppleInsider shows you how to do it, and what to do with them after you're done.

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Today only: Save up to 20% at eBay with coupon

Today only: Save up to 20% at eBay with coupon

Not to be outdone by Amazon, eBay has issued two Prime Day coupon codes, one which is valid sitewide and the other which knocks 20% off select tech, including many iPhones and iPads. Both offers end tonight at 11 p.m. Pacific.

VirtualLink USB-C standard reduces cables count for VR headsets, is a boon for Mac users

VirtualLink USB-C standard reduces cables count for VR headsets, is a boon for Mac users

The VirtualLink Consortium has launched a new "Alternate Mode" for USB Type-C designed to reduce the number of cables required for virtual reality headsets to function, one that could make it even easier for Mac owners to get started with VR, and get accelerated video for USB-C monitors.

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Republican Mike Coffman joins push to restore net neutrality

Republican Mike Coffman joins push to restore net neutrality

Colorado Representative Mike Coffman on Tuesday became the first Republican to demonstrate support for U.S. House efforts to force a vote on net neutrality protections, undone earlier this year by a 3-2 vote at the Federal Communications Commission.

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FeatureHappy birthday to Apple's iCal, which immortalizes its July 17 release date in an icon and emoji

Happy birthday to Apple's iCal, which immortalizes its July 17 release date in an icon and emoji

Apple unveiled iCal to the world on July 17 2002 — a date that lives on in a macOS icon even if the app isn't called that anymore.

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FeatureHere are all of the Apple retail store openings, moves, and remodels in 2018

Here are all of the Apple retail store openings, moves, and remodels in 2018

With few setbacks, Apple is almost continuously expanding and updating its global retail chain, now over 500 locations. Here's the company's evolution in 2018 so far, updated on July 17 with the grand opening dates for the relocated Walnut Creek store in California, and the opening of the Apple Piazza Liberty in Milan.

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Leak shows alleged front panels for Apple's new 5.8-, 6.1- & 6.5-inch iPhones

Leak shows alleged front panels for Apple's new 5.8-, 6.1- & 6.5-inch iPhones

On Tuesday a prominent leak source showed off what are claimed to be front panels for all of Apple's 2018 iPhones, which if authentic, reaffirm expected features.

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Stretchy substrates could help Apple produce flexible displays for future iPhone

Stretchy substrates could help Apple produce flexible displays for future iPhone

Apple is considering alternative ways to mount sensors, indicators, switches, and other elements to create devices and components like a flexible display, including attaching parts to an elasticated substrate that is capable of transmitting data between individual components.

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Apple pulls 'QDrops' from App Store, for-pay app pushed wild conspiracy theory

Apple pulls 'QDrops' from App Store, for-pay app pushed wild conspiracy theory

Citing App Store guidelines, Apple has pulled "QDrops," an app meant to alert adherents to new developments in the fringe conspiracy theory.

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Enter to win two tickets to the Silicon Valley premiere of 'General Magic'

Enter to win two tickets to the Silicon Valley premiere of 'General Magic'

The film, which tells the story of a group of Apple veterans who invented a smartphone-like device 15 years too early, will have its area premiere July 26 in San Jose. AppleInsider and General Magic are partnering up to give away 25 pairs of tickets to the premiere. Find out how to enter today.

Former Apple employee pleads not guilty to stealing self-driving car trade secrets

Former Apple employee pleads not guilty to stealing self-driving car trade secrets

Former Apple employee Xiaolang Zhang, who worked on the company's self-driving car initiative, on Monday entered a plea of not guilty after federal prosecutors indicted the engineer on one count of trade secret theft.

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Apple's App Store doubles Google Play revenue with only half the downloads, study finds

Apple's App Store doubles Google Play revenue with only half the downloads, study finds

App analytics firm Sensor Tower is out with their latest report, once more showing Apple's App Store trouncing the more widely used Google Play Store in terms of generated revenue.

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Apple execs turn into their Memoji doppelgangers for World Emoji Day

Apple execs turn into their Memoji doppelgangers for World Emoji Day

Apple executives on Monday took part in the company's celebration of World Emoji Day by updating their official profile pictures with Memoji, a customizable 3D avatar feature set to arrive with iOS 12.

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ExclusiveKiller Deals: Save up to $350 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states & 0% financing [u]

Killer Deals: Save up to $350 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states & 0% financing [u]

AppleInsider readers can take advantage of exclusive coupons and instant discounts this week to instantly save between $50 and $350 on every Mid 2017 MacBook Pro, including Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15" MacBook Pro. Plus, sales tax will not be collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ and systems qualify for 0% financing OAC.

Hands on with Apple's new Unicode 11 emoji coming later this year

Hands on with Apple's new Unicode 11 emoji coming later this year

Apple on Monday previewed a new set of emoji coming later this year to iOS, watchOS and macOS. Take a sneak peek at the more than 70 new characters you can expect to see on your Apple device in this video.

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Complete 2018 MacBook Pro teardown shows off six-cell battery, bigger speakers

Complete 2018 MacBook Pro teardown shows off six-cell battery, bigger speakers

Finishing up its teardown of the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro, iFixit on Monday noted that the computer has bigger battery and speaker components, which appear to have come without an increase in overall weight.

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Apple issues fourth developer beta of macOS 10.14 Mojave

Apple issues fourth developer beta of macOS 10.14 Mojave

Apple has issued the fourth beta of macOS 10.14 Mojave to developers for testing, with fourth betas for Apple's other milestone operating system releases also likely to arrive in the near future.

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iPhone 7 Plus survives 300-foot drop from amusement park ride in Florida

iPhone 7 Plus survives 300-foot drop from amusement park ride in Florida

Apple has never claimed that the iPhone is indestructible, but another news story finds one of the devices continuing to work after falling hundreds of feet to the ground from an amusement park ride, while filming the descent the whole time.

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EditorialThe 2018 six-core MacBook Pro with eGPU gives the iMac Pro a run for its money

The 2018 six-core MacBook Pro with eGPU gives the iMac Pro a run for its money

Between the benefits, the constraints, and the price of Apple's top "Pro"-level machines, the MacBook Pro gives the iMac Pro a a solid fight for the crown of Apple's best machine. AppleInsider looks at how close the battle is — and how an eGPU could be the deciding factor.

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Apple teases upcoming emoji additions in iOS and macOS to mark World Emoji Day

Apple teases upcoming emoji additions in iOS and macOS to mark World Emoji Day

Apple is celebrating World Emoji Day on July 17 by sharing what some of the new emoji arriving to iOS, macOS, and watchOS later this year will look like, with the new batch featuring new hair options for characters and more expressions.

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TipsHow to hide purchased apps from Family Sharing in iOS

How to hide purchased apps from Family Sharing in iOS

Being able to buy an app once and share it with your family is tremendous. However, by default all your family members see all of your apps, and can download any of them. AppleInsider shows you how to choose what they can and can't get access to.

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VideoEverything new with Messages in iOS 12

Everything new with Messages in iOS 12

AppleInsider takes a dive into iOS 12 to discover twenty new features and changes coming to the Messages app including new Animoji, camera effects, and layout changes.

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Apple says major repairs for 2018 MacBook Pros can't happen in-store until September

Apple says major repairs for 2018 MacBook Pros can't happen in-store until September

Users with hardware failures in Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro may get a replacement unit for a month or two, since the company will be unable to provide full-scale repairs in most Apple Stores for about two months, AppleInsider has learned.

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Boston Red Sox player J.D. Martinez credits iPads for his rise to home run leader

Boston Red Sox player J.D. Martinez credits iPads for his rise to home run leader

The Boston Red Sox slugger headed for the All-Star Game says intensive studying of batting practice footage on the iPad makes him "a trained hitter."

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Apple Watch 'Close Your Rings' featured in trio of new ads

Apple Watch 'Close Your Rings' featured in trio of new ads

Apple has revealed a new collection of commercials featuring the Apple Watch's fitness functions, challenging users to "Close Your Rings" on their smart watches by exercising and performing activities every day.

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Artists & photographers hopeful but skeptical about prospects of full-scale Photoshop on Apple's iPad

Artists & photographers hopeful but skeptical about prospects of full-scale Photoshop on Apple's iPad

Professionals working with Adobe Photoshop on desktops appear to be eager that the full-scale software will translate well to the iPad Pro, but skeptical about whether Adobe will handle the port properly.

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Keyboard in 2018 MacBook Pro will not be used for repair of earlier models

Keyboard in 2018 MacBook Pro will not be used for repair of earlier models

Apple's third-generation butterfly switch keyboard will only be used on the 2018 MacBook Pro, with owners of earlier models unable to get the updated keyboard as a replacement under the company's service programs or as part of a repair.

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Sunday, July 15, 2018