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Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Apple to face damages trials on employee bag check policy

Apple to face damages trials on employee bag check policy

A federal judge on Wednesday said he is prepared to rule in favor of a class of 12,400 Apple retail employees who allege the tech giant unjustly enforced bag screening policies without pay, setting up what could be a series of damages trials.

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Apple likely to hold virtual WWDC as other big conventions cancel in-person events

Apple likely to hold virtual WWDC as other big conventions cancel in-person events

A number of high-profile conventions this week announced in-person gatherings scheduled for spring and summer have been pushed back or cancelled completely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, suggesting Apple will do the same for its Worldwide Developers Conference.

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New tool allows users to transfer iCloud Photos content to Google Photos

New tool allows users to transfer iCloud Photos content to Google Photos

Apple has debuted a new tool that allows users to transfer copies of their iCloud Photos to another service, with Google Photos being the first integration.

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Apple signs order for 'Dr. Brain,' based on popular Korean webtoon

Apple signs order for 'Dr. Brain,' based on popular Korean webtoon

Apple TV+ has signed a series order for "Dr. Brain," a Korean-language series based on the web cartoon of the same name.

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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.

Twitter CFO says iOS 14 privacy changes could level the playing field

Twitter CFO says iOS 14 privacy changes could level the playing field

Twitter CFO Ned Segal says the company feels confident about Apple's planned iOS 14 privacy changes, and added that the feature could allow Twitter to better compete with its rivals.

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'Wolfwalkers,' 'Stillwater' pick up 11 Annie Award nominations for Apple TV+

'Wolfwalkers,' 'Stillwater' pick up 11 Annie Award nominations for Apple TV+

Apple TV+ animated film "Wolfwalkers" has scored 10 Annie Award nominations, while animated series "Stillwater" grabbed another for the Apple streaming service.

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Amazon launches short-form gameplay video service GameOn on iOS

Amazon launches short-form gameplay video service GameOn on iOS

Amazon has launched its short-form mobile gameplay recording platform GameOn on iOS, making it available on iPhone and iPad devices.

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Avoidable chain of events with cloud payments & unreturned trade-in led to disabled Apple ID [u]

Avoidable chain of events with cloud payments & unreturned trade-in led to disabled Apple ID [u]

An avoidable chain of events associated with device payments, missed emails, and unreturned trade-ins led to one Twitter user's Apple ID being disabled because Apple couldn't collect funds due — and it didn't matter that it was associated with an Apple Card. Here's what you can do to stop this from happening to you, and what Apple says about the matter.

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Best Buy Health now offers Lively senior care services on Apple Watch

Best Buy Health now offers Lively senior care services on Apple Watch

Best Buy's senior and eldercare technology brand, Best Buy Health, now allows users to call for help directly from Apple Watch.

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Arizona bill that could force Apple App Store to allow third-party payments one step closer to law

Arizona bill that could force Apple App Store to allow third-party payments one step closer to law

Arizona lawmakers have narrowly advanced a bill that could force Apple and Google App Stores — but not video game console sellers — to allow third-party payment systems on their app stores.

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Third public betas of macOS Big Sur 11.3, iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5 now available [u]

Third public betas of macOS Big Sur 11.3, iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5 now available [u]

Apple has made the third public betas of macOS Big Sur 11.3, iOS 14.5, and iPadOS 14.5 available for download.

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Hands-OnMicrosoft wants its new Group Transcribe app to replace meeting notes

Microsoft wants its new Group Transcribe app to replace meeting notes

Microsoft's new Group Transcribe app is a multilingual tool for taking meeting notes, made exclusively for iPhone by the Microsoft Garage experimental team.

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AMD debuts $479 Radeon RX 6700 XT aimed at 1440p workflows

AMD debuts $479 Radeon RX 6700 XT aimed at 1440p workflows

As expected, AMD has announced the Radeon RX 6700 XT, a more affordable $479 GPU that could eventually be used in the Mac Pro or Thunderbolt eGPU solutions.

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YouTuber builds 'first' Apple Silicon iMac using old iMac & M1 Mac mini

YouTuber builds 'first' Apple Silicon iMac using old iMac & M1 Mac mini

By disemboweling a M1 Mac mini and jamming everything inside an old iMac, a YouTube content creator cobbled together what he calls the world's first Apple Silicon iMac — with major caveats.

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Deals: Apple's iPad 8th Gen returns to $299, plus $549 iPad Air 4 & up to $100 off iPad Pros

Deals: Apple's iPad 8th Gen returns to $299, plus $549 iPad Air 4 & up to $100 off iPad Pros

Always a popular favorite at Amazon, the company's $299 iPad deal is back. But you'll want to secure your place in line early as units are already on backorder.

Privacy-centered browser Brave launching 'Brave Search' engine

Privacy-centered browser Brave launching 'Brave Search' engine

Brave aims to provide users with an alternative to data-harvesting search engines with its upcoming tracker-free search engine, Brave Search.

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'Calls' trailer brings audio suspense, minimal visuals to Apple TV+

'Calls' trailer brings audio suspense, minimal visuals to Apple TV+

Apple has revealed the trailer for "Calls," an Apple TV+ series of suspenseful audio shorts with minimal visuals.

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January China iPhone shipments grew over 150% versus 2020, according to analyst

January China iPhone shipments grew over 150% versus 2020, according to analyst

Apple smartphone share in China continues to grow due to high iPhone 12 demand, with Morgan Stanley expecting a strong March quarter on the strength of January sales.

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Twelve South launches HoverBar Duo arm for iPhone and iPad

Twelve South launches HoverBar Duo arm for iPhone and iPad

HoverBar Duo is a new articulating arm from Twelve South that is able to hold either an iPad or an iPhone at a variety of different positions with both a desk stand and clip included.

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Sensor-shift photo stabilization arriving on entire 'iPhone 13 Pro' range, report claims

Sensor-shift photo stabilization arriving on entire 'iPhone 13 Pro' range, report claims

Apple may introduce sensor-shift optical image stabilization to the ultra-wide angle lenses in the "iPhone 13 Pro" lineup later in 2021, supply chain sources claim.

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Google Chrome to emulate Apple's Safari ad-tracking privacy ethos

Google Chrome to emulate Apple's Safari ad-tracking privacy ethos

Future versions of Google Chrome will stop supporting ad-tracking cookies, and instead, the company will implement privacy features in the browser similar to Apple's iOS 14 plans.

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Microsoft reveals Chinese hack targeting Microsoft Exchange

Microsoft reveals Chinese hack targeting Microsoft Exchange

Microsoft has disclosed evidence that "Hafnium," a new Chinese hacking group, has been targeting US servers running Microsoft's email system.

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Australia approves Apple Watch ECG function

Australia approves Apple Watch ECG function

Australian health regulators have officially approved the use of the ECG function in Apple Watch, meaning users in the region may soon see the feature enabled.

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Find My adds 'Items' tab in latest iOS 14.5 beta

Find My adds 'Items' tab in latest iOS 14.5 beta

Apple's third iOS 14.5 beta now shows an "Items" tab in the Find My app. It's for tracking non-Apple devices, and comes ahead of the forthcoming launch of "AirTags."

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Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Upcoming macOS 11.3 update may remove Rosetta 2 in some regions

Upcoming macOS 11.3 update may remove Rosetta 2 in some regions

Apple may be planning to remove support for Rosetta 2 on M1 Macs in certain regions with the release of macOS 11.3, according to code strings discovered in the third beta build of the software update.

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ExclusiveApple has stopped producing 512GB, 1TB SSD iMac 4K models, claim sources

Apple has stopped producing 512GB, 1TB SSD iMac 4K models, claim sources

Apple has reportedly stopped production of the 512 gigabyte and 1 terabyte flash media configurations of the 21.5-inch iMac, which may signify an update is coming sooner rather than later.

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Apple releases third developer betas of iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 [u]

Apple releases third developer betas of iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 [u]

Apple on Tuesday seeded the third beta builds of its upcoming iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 software updates to registered developers, hours after it released the third beta of macOS 11.3.

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TipsHow to block channels in Apple News - and try to keep them blocked

How to block channels in Apple News - and try to keep them blocked

It's supposed to be simple enough to tell Apple News that you don't want to read a particular channel or publication, but in practice you have to keep telling it. Here's what to do.

Intel to pay $2.18B to VLSI for patent infringement

Intel to pay $2.18B to VLSI for patent infringement

Intel has been ordered to pay $2.18 billion to VLSI Technology, after a federal jury found the major chip producer had infringed on a pair of patents.

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Microsoft embraces Mixed Reality future with Microsoft Mesh

Microsoft embraces Mixed Reality future with Microsoft Mesh

Microsoft Mesh, making its debut at the annual Ignite conference, is an Azure-powered AR and VR platform that will one day allow users to collaborate on projects in real-time using "holoportation" and will give developers tools to create other experiences.

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VideoReview: Belkin MagSafe BoostCharge Pro is a great, but pricey, 2-in-1 charger

Review: Belkin MagSafe BoostCharge Pro is a great, but pricey, 2-in-1 charger

The new Belkin MagSafe 2-in-1 BoostCharge Pro is designed for iPhone 12 and AirPods. While it is an exceptional charger, the price still may give users pause.

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Apple issues third macOS Big Sur 11.3 developer beta

Apple issues third macOS Big Sur 11.3 developer beta

Apple has provided developers testing its betas with the third build of macOS Big Sur 11.3 to try out.

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MLB returns game video to dugout iPads, kills MLB.tv on third-gen Apple TV

MLB returns game video to dugout iPads, kills MLB.tv on third-gen Apple TV

MLB is reintroducing iPad video to the dugout to allow players to gain useful intelligence while the game is underway, and at the same time it has disabled support for the MLB.TV app on the third-generation Apple TV.

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Spotify may overtake Apple Podcasts by end of 2021, report claims

Spotify may overtake Apple Podcasts by end of 2021, report claims

A market forecast claims that Spotify will overtake Apple in podcast listenership by the end of 2021, but it appears to have missed where recent growth stems from or why it may or may not continue.

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Nicole Kidman and Alison Brie to star in 'Roar' on Apple TV+

Nicole Kidman and Alison Brie to star in 'Roar' on Apple TV+

Apple TV+ has announced a new "darkly comic" anthology series based on Cecelia Ahern's book "Roar," and starring Nicole Kidman, Alison Brie, and Cynthia Erivo.

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MagSafe connector could return and replace Lightning on iPhone

MagSafe connector could return and replace Lightning on iPhone

Apple's MagSafe connector that it popularized on the MacBook Pro could make a return in the future, with Apple researching the use of a revised version as a replacement to Lightning as it potentially moves to a "portless" iPhone design.

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Australian man sues Apple, seeks compensation after iPhone explodes in pocket

Australian man sues Apple, seeks compensation after iPhone explodes in pocket

An Australian man who landed himself in the hospital after his iPhone X exploded in his pocket now seeks compensation from Apple.

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Apple Hearing Study reveals users aren't taking care of their hearing very well

Apple Hearing Study reveals users aren't taking care of their hearing very well

One in 10 people are using headphones like AirPods more than the WHO recommended limit, results from the Apple Hearing Study reveals, with a quarter of people exposing themselves to potentially hearing-damaging volumes daily.

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