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Tuesday, August 04, 2020

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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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.

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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Warren Buffett's stake in Apple now worth $100 billion

Warren Buffett's stake in Apple now worth $100 billion

Apple's latest stock valuation means Warren Buffett's stock holdings are now worth three times what he originally paid for them, starting in 2016.

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FeatureHere are five alternatives to TikTok on your iPhone or iPad

Here are five alternatives to TikTok on your iPhone or iPad

With the threat of a presidential ban of TikTok looming, now may be a good time to find another service. Here's a few suggestions that could be the best replacement for you.

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Security Enclave vulnerability seems scary, but won't affect most iPhone users

Security Enclave vulnerability seems scary, but won't affect most iPhone users

Security researchers have recently revealed a vulnerability in the Secure Enclave Processor, but while the data store for sensitive information means data including Apple Pay details and Face ID biometric records are potentially at risk to attackers, the reality is that it is still extremely unlikely to be a major issue for the vast majority of Apple customers.

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Apple may split 'iPhone 12' release into two phases

Apple may split 'iPhone 12' release into two phases

Sources within the supply chain say that component orders suggest Apple will release its 6.1-inch "iPhone 12" models first, with the others following later.

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Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight camera update, Wemo smart plug review, & more on the HomeKit Insider podcast

Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight camera update, Wemo smart plug review, & more on the HomeKit Insider podcast

In this week's HomeKit Insider Podcast, we talk about the details of the new HomeKit update to the Arlo Pro 3, review the Belkin Wemo, and more.

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China Apple Stores host first Today at Apple sessions since reopening

China Apple Stores host first Today at Apple sessions since reopening

A selection of Apple Stores in mainland China have resumed in-store Today at Apple education sessions on a limited basis.

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Sunday, August 02, 2020

Time is running out for Verizon's best AirPods Pro deal, plus AirPods 2 $60 off

Time is running out for Verizon's best AirPods Pro deal, plus AirPods 2 $60 off

Verizon's cheapest AirPods Pro deal is about to end, so if you're looking for the best price on the wireless earphones you'll want to shop before the $30 discount runs out. AirPods 2 are also on sale, with AirPods with Wireless Charging Case now on sale for $139.98.

Google Pixel 4a launch expected on Monday

Google Pixel 4a launch expected on Monday

Google's rumored Pixel 4a could be made public on Monday, with the search giant preparing to unveil a new smartphone on Monday in the Pixel family, one that could be accompanied by a 5G model.

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Apple TV+ now free to watch on American Airlines flights

Apple TV+ now free to watch on American Airlines flights

Passengers of American Airlines have a new in-flight entertainment option, with Apple TV+ shows now available to view during flights, both from a passenger's mobile device and via seat-back screens for free.

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ReviewReview: Belkin's new Wemo HomeKit plug is tiny in size and price

Review: Belkin's new Wemo HomeKit plug is tiny in size and price

After debuting at CES, Belkin just started shipping its latest generation of it's small — and inexpensive — smart plug that supports Apple's HomeKit.

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Apple asks UK landlords to cut Apple Store rents in half

Apple asks UK landlords to cut Apple Store rents in half

Apple has made a request to landlords in the United Kingdom to cut the amount of rent it pays by half and to offer a free rental period, a report claims, with Apple supposedly offering to extend its leases for those who take up its offer.

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Unreleased first-gen iPod touch shown with Mac Pro-like black coating

Unreleased first-gen iPod touch shown with Mac Pro-like black coating

Photographs of an allegedly unreleased version of the first-generation iPod touch have appeared online, with the pre-release editing shown to have a glossy coating that supposedly matched the 2013 Mac Pro.

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Big iPhone thefts from CBP and airport warehouses in the Apple Crime Blotter

Big iPhone thefts from CBP and airport warehouses in the Apple Crime Blotter

A dating scammer, a politician's campaign manager assaulted over iPhone, and CARES Act money used for Apple Store purchases.

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Saturday, August 01, 2020