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Wednesday, December 02, 2020

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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Apple reveals 2020's most downloaded apps

Apple reveals 2020's most downloaded apps

Apple on Tuesday announced the year's most downloaded apps and games, lists topped by important productivity apps like Zoom and popular multiplayer hits including Among Us.

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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.

Zoom, Disney+ named Apple's 'App Store Best of 2020'

Zoom, Disney+ named Apple's 'App Store Best of 2020'

Apple on Tuesday announced an annual list of App Store standouts, highlighting 15 apps that reflected user trends in a year shaped by a global pandemic and political unrest.

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Tuesday, December 01, 2020

iOS Wi-Fi exploit enables zero-click remote iPhone access without user knowledge

iOS Wi-Fi exploit enables zero-click remote iPhone access without user knowledge

A newly discovered — and already patched — iOS vulnerability allowed hackers to access and gain control over nearby iPhones using a proprietary Apple wireless mesh networking protocol called AWDL.

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Consumer advocacy group sues Apple over iPhone throttling in four European countries

Consumer advocacy group sues Apple over iPhone throttling in four European countries

Consumer advocacy group Euroconsumer on Wednesday lodged lawsuits in Belgium and Spain over an iOS update that throttled iPhone CPU performance in the name of system stability, with two identical suits planned for Italy and Portugal.

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Apple's MagSafe Duo Charger now available for $129

Apple's MagSafe Duo Charger now available for $129

Apple's MagSafe Duo Charger went up for sale through the online Apple Store on Tuesday, with the release coming more than a month after the accessory was unveiled at a special event in October.

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise leaving Silicon Valley, moving to Texas

Hewlett Packard Enterprise leaving Silicon Valley, moving to Texas

Hewlett Packard Enterprise on Tuesday announced that it would be shifting away from Silicon Valley and relocating its headquarters from San Jose, California, to Houston, Texas.

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Apple releases new calibration tool for Pro Display XDR

Apple releases new calibration tool for Pro Display XDR

Apple on Tuesday released a new Pro Display XDR calibration tool in the latest firmware update for the professional monitor.

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Salesforce to acquire Slack in $27.7 billion deal

Salesforce to acquire Slack in $27.7 billion deal

Cloud service company Salesforce on Tuesday announced that it will acquire popular workplace messaging app Slack in a deal valued at $27.7 billion.

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TipsHow to set up HomeKit security camera activity zones in macOS Big Sur

How to set up HomeKit security camera activity zones in macOS Big Sur

With macOS Big Sur, you can make your HomeKit Secure Video camera notify you of movement only in selected portions of its field of view.

Apple names its 2020 picks for best books, audiobooks, and podcasts

Apple names its 2020 picks for best books, audiobooks, and podcasts

As the year is coming to a close, Apple has taken time to announce its yearly picks for its favorite media — today, it highlights the best books, audiobooks, and podcasts of 2020.

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Cyber Week Apple deals: save up to $400 on iPads, Macs, Apple Watches, AirPods

Cyber Week Apple deals: save up to $400 on iPads, Macs, Apple Watches, AirPods

While Cyber Monday is over, many deals are still in full swing, with steep savings on Apple hardware, including the new M1 Macs, Apple Watches, AirPods, iMacs and more. AppleInsider has rounded up the best leftover deals from a bustling holiday weekend, with a few new discounts added to the mix.

Roku hires Apple Siri architect Brian Pinkerton to lead advanced technology development

Roku hires Apple Siri architect Brian Pinkerton to lead advanced technology development

Roku has poached a senior Apple Siri executive to lead development of new technology for its own streaming software and platforms.

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Updated backdoor malware again targeting macOS users in Vietnam

Updated backdoor malware again targeting macOS users in Vietnam

A new version of an existing macOS backdoor thought to be tied to a nation-state hacking group is targeting Vietnamese Mac users.

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ExclusiveCyber Week iPad Pro deals: save up to $150 on 11" iPad Pro, $400 off 12.9" model with LTE & free earbuds

Cyber Week iPad Pro deals: save up to $150 on 11

Deals on iPad Pro models are hitting a fever pitch as we kick off December, with exclusive discounts on Apple's latest 2020 11-inch iPad Pros, along with an incredible offer on a 3rd Gen 12.9-inch iPad Pro with LTE that's on sale for $749 with free earbuds.

Microsoft Teams adding CarPlay integration, new features for calling

Microsoft Teams adding CarPlay integration, new features for calling

Microsoft on Tuesday announced a slew of changes to the calling features on its Microsoft Teams app, including support for CarPlay and transferring calls between devices.

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Apple orders bilingual comedy 'Acapulco' starring Eugenio Derbez

Apple orders bilingual comedy 'Acapulco' starring Eugenio Derbez

Apple has announced a new bilingual comedy series arriving on Apple TV+, with the Eugenio Derbez-fronted "Acapulco" telling the story of a man working at a resort in Mexico.

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Apple VR headset may use fluid-filled lenses to counter a user's bad eyesight.

Apple VR headset may use fluid-filled lenses to counter a user's bad eyesight.

An Apple VR or AR headset may be able to automatically adjust the lenses placed in front of the user's eyes by using fluids to deform the shape of the lens to improve the user's eyesight.

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Cyber Monday M1 Mac deals extended: $899 MacBook Air, $639 Mac mini, $1,199 MacBook Pro

Cyber Monday M1 Mac deals extended: $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.

TipsHow to use the new editing and search features in Apple Notes

How to use the new editing and search features in Apple Notes

Apple hasn't exactly revamped Notes for macOS Big Sur, but it has brought some new enhancements that will be a boon to regular users.

Zens Modular and extendable wireless chargers can power up to six devices

Zens Modular and extendable wireless chargers can power up to six devices

Smartphone accessory producer Zens has introduced its Modular line of charging accessories, a wireless charging system that can extend to accommodate multiple devices in one station.

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'Apple Car' windshield may feature a notch for sensors

'Apple Car' windshield may feature a notch for sensors

A future "Apple Car" is likely to include sensors to allow it to be self-driving, and some of those sensors need a window or notch to allow them to work through the plastic or fiberglass of a vehicle body.

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Apple Watch bands could offer concealed batteries, enhanced fitness tracking

Apple Watch bands could offer concealed batteries, enhanced fitness tracking

Apple is continuing to explore ways to improve the Apple Watch via bands, including adding an extra battery to the strap, as well as a fabric band capable of handling various fitness tracking capabilities.

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Advocacy groups urge Biden to keep big tech out of the White House

Advocacy groups urge Biden to keep big tech out of the White House

A collection of advocacy groups has called upon President-elect Joe Biden to prevent tech companies like Apple from influencing the administration, over accusations the tech giants are a threat to democracy in the United States.

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Judge backs Apple in BlueMail's App Store antitrust case

Judge backs Apple in BlueMail's App Store antitrust case

A key antitrust case against Apple and the App Store by BlueMail has been dismissed, potentially setting a precedent for the company's separate dispute with Epic Games.

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Apple donates millions of masks and face shields to Zambia, announced new (RED) efforts [u]

Apple donates millions of masks and face shields to Zambia, announced new (RED) efforts [u]

As part of its long-running (PRODUCT)RED efforts, Apple reports that it has supplied personal protective equipment to the Ministry of Health in Zambia.

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Amazon introduces native Mac instances for AWS, powered by Intel Mac mini

Amazon introduces native Mac instances for AWS, powered by Intel Mac mini

At AWS re:Invent, Amazon introduced new Mac instances for its Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), enabling developers to natively run macOS in Amazon Web Services for the first time.

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Monday, November 30, 2020

ExclusiveHoliday coupon: save $120 to $150 on these upgraded M1 MacBook Air laptops

Holiday coupon: save $120 to $150 on these upgraded M1 MacBook Air laptops

The best MacBook Air deals are available exclusively at AppleInsider where readers can save $120 to $150 instantly on upgraded models with coupon.

Swiss Apple reseller claims MagSafe Duo Charger to arrive Dec. 21

Swiss Apple reseller claims MagSafe Duo Charger to arrive Dec. 21

While Apple has yet to announce an official launch date for its MagSafe Duo Charger, an authorized reseller in Switzerland is taking orders for the device with a ship date of Dec. 21.

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New Patreon project seeks to bring Linux to M1 Macs

New Patreon project seeks to bring Linux to M1 Macs

Developer Hector Martin, also known as "marcan," on Monday launched a Patreon to fund solo work on a Linux port for Apple silicon Macs.

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New Apple TV+ thriller series 'Surface' to star Gugu Mbatha-Raw

New Apple TV+ thriller series 'Surface' to star Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Apple is partnering with Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine production company to develop "Surface," a psychological thriller series set to star Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

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Apple's proposed changes to Uighur Forced Labor Prevent Act leak

Apple's proposed changes to Uighur Forced Labor Prevent Act leak

Some of the changes that Apple proposed to a bill that seeks to prevent forced labor in China have surfaced in a new report, and include keeping some supply chain information from the public and extending a compliance deadline.

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Apple drops to fourth in global smartphone race during rough Q3

Apple drops to fourth in global smartphone race during rough Q3

Apple's share of the global smartphone market contracted in the third quarter of 2020 as part of a wider slowdown blamed on coronavirus worries, dropping the iPhone maker into fourth place.

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Some early Apple One subscribers run into billing, renewal issues

Some early Apple One subscribers run into billing, renewal issues

A number of users who signed up for an Apple One free trial on day one are having billing issues as the free 30-day period ends.

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VideoHere are 60 of our favorite iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro cases for every taste

Here are 60 of our favorite iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro cases for every taste

AppleInsider has spent a few weeks now gathering up our favorite cases for Apple's new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. Here are some of the best options out there and what we thought of them.

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Apple hires former venture capitalist Josh Elman for App Store discovery role

Apple hires former venture capitalist Josh Elman for App Store discovery role

As part of Apple's ongoing efforts to improve app discovery, the company has hired former venture capitalist Josh Elman for a related role on the App Store.

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