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Friday, December 03, 2021

Apple execs explain the design philosophy behind Apple Watch bands

Apple execs explain the design philosophy behind Apple Watch bands

A pair of Apple executives has taken a deep dive into the world of Apple Watch bands — including the company's design philosophy behind them and its focus on backwards compatibility.

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ExclusiveSave $200 on Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro (M1, 16GB, 512GB), plus $50 off AppleCare

Save $200 on Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro (M1, 16GB, 512GB), plus $50 off AppleCare

In stock and ready to ship before Christmas, Apple's latest 13-inch MacBook Pro with 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD is discounted to $1,499 exclusively for AppleInsider readers. AppleCare is also $50 off.

NSO Group spyware used in hacks targeting U.S. State Department officials

NSO Group spyware used in hacks targeting U.S. State Department officials

The iPhones of at least nine employees of the U.S. Department of State were hacked using the spyware developed by Israeli-based surveillance technology company NSO Group.

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Babbel's Lifetime Language Learning Subscription drops to $179 ($320 off)

Babbel's Lifetime Language Learning Subscription drops to $179 ($320 off)

The cheapest price ever for a lifetime Babbel subscription has returned, offering holiday shoppers $320 in savings on a popular gift idea, with access to 14 languages.

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.

TipsHow to download an old macOS installer

How to download an old macOS installer

That old collection of macOS installer disk images you used to keep is probably worthless now, and Apple makes it harder to find downloadable copies of anything before macOS Monterey. Yet there are still good reasons to get old OSes, and here's how to do it.

Best deals Dec. 3: $109 AirPods, $50 off CalDigit TS3 Plus, Intel MacBook Pro sale, more!

Best deals Dec. 3: $109 AirPods, $50 off CalDigit TS3 Plus, Intel MacBook Pro sale, more!

Friday's best deals include discounts on every model of AirPods, $200 off Linksys WiFi 6 routers, Twelve South Hover Bar Duo is $20 off, and Aqara home hubs are on sale.

TipsHow to show timestamps in Messages in macOS Monterey and iOS 15

How to show timestamps in Messages in macOS Monterey and iOS 15

Other than on the initial notification, Messages doesn't tell you the time that a message arrived. Here's how to read the timestamps of your Messages on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

AirPods Max one year review, Apple Music Replay, and best iPad apps on the AppleInsider podcast

AirPods Max one year review, Apple Music Replay, and best iPad apps on the AppleInsider podcast

On this week's episode of the AppleInsider podcast, your hosts round up their favorite iPadOS apps, give a one year review of AirPods Max, compare Apple Music Replay to Spotify Wrapped, and more!

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Apple Fitness+ adds Prince William to celebrity 'Time to Walk'

Apple Fitness+ adds Prince William to celebrity 'Time to Walk'

Prince William has been announced as the next "Time to Walk" celebrity guest, with his Apple Fitness+ audio recording also to stream on Apple Music 1.

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Intel looking to 'avoid fighting' with Apple for TSMC's 3nm chip production

Intel looking to 'avoid fighting' with Apple for TSMC's 3nm chip production

A new report says that Intel executives are shortly to visit chip company TSMC, specifically to discuss the company's production capacity for 3nm processors.

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Thursday, December 02, 2021

Apple debuts 'From Apple Music With Love' featuring exclusive gifts for subscribers

Apple debuts 'From Apple Music With Love' featuring exclusive gifts for subscribers

Apple Music kicks off this holiday season with brand new, exclusive content to help subscribers ring in the new year.

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Apple's 'CODA' nominated for nine Hollywood Critics Association Film awards

Apple's 'CODA' nominated for nine Hollywood Critics Association Film awards

Apple TV+ original film "CODA" has received nine Hollywood Critics Association Film Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Indie Film.

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FTC sues to block Nvidia's $40B acquisition of Arm

FTC sues to block Nvidia's $40B acquisition of Arm

The Federal Trade Commission has sued to block Nvidia's $40 billion acquisition of chip design company Arm, claiming that the deal could stifle innovation and harm competition in the chip market.

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VideoCompared: Google Pixel 6 vs iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro

Compared: Google Pixel 6 vs iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro

Google launched its new Pixel 6 lineup on Tuesday, with its smartphone range now sporting its own Tensor processor. Here's how the search giant's latest compares against Apple's iPhone 13 and the iPhone 13 Pro.

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Apple TV+ expands cast of upcoming detective drama 'Bad Monkey'

Apple TV+ expands cast of upcoming detective drama 'Bad Monkey'

Apple TV+ has added new cast members to its upcoming drama series "Bad Monkey," including Michelle Monaghan, Jodie Turner-Smith, and Meredith Hagner.

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FeatureBest apps for being productive on your Mac

Best apps for being productive on your Mac

You can do anything on your Mac, but you can probably also do it faster, more efficiently — and simply make it work harder for you. Here are key apps that are proven to help.

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Apple seeds fourth developer betas of iOS 15.2, iPadOS 15.2, tvOS 15.2, and watchOS 8.3

Apple seeds fourth developer betas of iOS 15.2, iPadOS 15.2, tvOS 15.2, and watchOS 8.3

Apple has moved on to the fourth round of developer betas, providing app makers with fresh builds of iOS 15.2, iPadOS 15.2, tvOS 15.2, and watchOS 8.3.

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Apple hourly workers feel helpless under punishing pressure & mistreatment

Apple hourly workers feel helpless under punishing pressure & mistreatment

Hourly workers in Apple's retail stores and the company's support call centers have revealed how poor conditions have led to struggles to pay rent — and even to suicide.

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These are the most popular emoji characters of 2021

These are the most popular emoji characters of 2021

The most used emoji of 2021 across the globe is the character representing tears of joy — and aside from the red heart emoji, other characters don't even come close.

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TSMC has begun testing 3nm chips, volume production in Q4 2022

TSMC has begun testing 3nm chips, volume production in Q4 2022

A new report says that iPhone processor manufacturer TSMC has begun pilot production of 3-nanometer chips, and expects to be producing them in volume at the end of 2022.

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Amazon AWS adds M1 Mac mini to its cloud service

Amazon AWS adds M1 Mac mini to its cloud service

Users of Amazon's AWS cloud service will now be able to use M1 Apple Silicon Mac mini devices, in selected areas.

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Apple continues to make it clear that it will collect its share of iOS app purchases

Apple continues to make it clear that it will collect its share of iOS app purchases

If Epic being forced to cough up App Store fees after the trial, and Tim Cook saying multiple times that Apple would find a way to charge developers for iOS and iPadOS app purchases made outside the App Store weren't enough, a new court filing by the company further nails home the point.

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FCC honors Apple with an award for iOS 14 accessibility features

FCC honors Apple with an award for iOS 14 accessibility features

Apple's range of accessibility features in iOS 14, including social distancing, sign language, and sound recognition, have received an FCC Award.

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Amazon's holiday AirPods deals knock up to $120 off the entire range

Amazon's holiday AirPods deals knock up to $120 off the entire range

AirPods make an excellent holiday gift, and Amazon's latest price drops see the return of Black Friday pricing on AirPods 3 and AirPods Max.

Best deals Dec. 2: $75 MagSafe Battery Pack, up to $100 off 4K monitors, more!

Best deals Dec. 2: $75 MagSafe Battery Pack, up to $100 off 4K monitors, more!

Thursday's best deals include heavily discounted Intel-based MacBooks, $15 true wireless earbuds, 50% off a Blue Yeti microphone, and $400 off a 4K projector.

Future MacBook Pro displays could automatically open & tilt to suit the user

Future MacBook Pro displays could automatically open & tilt to suit the user

Forget Center Stage moving the camera lens to follow you — future MacBook Pro screens may be able to automatically tilt themselves to the best viewing angle.

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Apple defeats developers seeking $200 billion over App Store 'tyrannical greed'

Apple defeats developers seeking $200 billion over App Store 'tyrannical greed'

A judge overseeing a group of developers seeking $200 billion from the Apple App Store suit has ruled, handing a defeat to the developers fighting against what they called Apple's "tyrannical greed."

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Apple again asks for Apple Watch, Mac Pro tariff exemptions

Apple again asks for Apple Watch, Mac Pro tariff exemptions

Apple has filed eight public requests for temporary waivers on tariffs affecting both the Apple Watch and specific Mac Pro components.

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Apple fails to get Australia to drop Epic Games lawsuit

Apple fails to get Australia to drop Epic Games lawsuit

A temporary stay on the case of Epic Games vs Apple App Store in Australia has been overturned, and the trial will begin shortly.

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Apple unveils the winning apps and games in its App Store Awards 2021

Apple unveils the winning apps and games in its App Store Awards 2021

Ranging from weather reports, through video editing, and on to games, Apple has announced the 15 winners of its annual App Store Awards.

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Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Apple reportedly telling suppliers demand for iPhone 13 has slowed

Apple reportedly telling suppliers demand for iPhone 13 has slowed

Chip shortages and bottlenecks in the global supply chain may be driving some customers to seek alternatives to Apple's latest iPhone, causing demand for the smartphone to drop.

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Apple Rosenthaler Strasse to open December 2 in Berlin

Apple Rosenthaler Strasse to open December 2 in Berlin

Apple's second retail location in Berlin, dubbed Apple Rosenthaler Strasse, will open on Thursday, December 2 in the Mitte borough.

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Apple tries last-minute appeal to stop App Store changes

Apple tries last-minute appeal to stop App Store changes

Apple is petitioning a higher court to stay the previous ruling that mandates changes to the App Store as a result of the legal battle with Epic Games.

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Payment giant Square changes name to Block, shifts focus to blockchain

Payment giant Square changes name to Block, shifts focus to blockchain

Square, known for its iPhone-connectible portable credit card reader, will be refocusing its business and be known as Block starting on December 10.

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ExclusiveHoliday deals: Apple's Mac mini with 16GB RAM drops to $789, plus AppleCare sale

Holiday deals: Apple's Mac mini with 16GB RAM drops to $789, plus AppleCare sale

Holiday bargain hunters on the lookout for a steep discount on Apple's budget-friendly Mac mini can save on every model equipped with 16GB of memory. Prices start at just $789 (up to $150 off) — and even AppleCare is on sale.

Apple loses 'Apple Car' senior director of engineering to electric aviation startup

Apple loses 'Apple Car' senior director of engineering to electric aviation startup

A former Tesla alum has left his position as senior director of engineering for the Special Projects Group at Apple to work for electric plane startup Archer Aviation.

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FeatureThese great privacy & security apps can help keep your Mac safe

These great privacy & security apps can help keep your Mac safe

Your Mac is already pretty secure with baked-in protections, but there are a handful of privacy and security apps that you should consider adding to your digital defense toolbox.

Apple lands Alfonso Cuaron series 'Disclaimer,' starring Cate Blanchett & Kevin Kline

Apple lands Alfonso Cuaron series 'Disclaimer,' starring Cate Blanchett & Kevin Kline

Apple TV+ has ordered "Disclaimer," a new thriller series from Academy Award winner Alfonso Cuaron that's set to star Cate Blanchett and Kevin Kline.

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