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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Drones grabbed in midair for complex Apple TV+ 'Cherry' shots

Drones grabbed in midair for complex Apple TV+ 'Cherry' shots

Shooting Apple TV+'s "Cherry" was a challenge, a camera operator reveals, with a drone grabbed in mid-air and manually moved into position for one lengthy shot.

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A $200,000 iPhone scam and a subway fight in the Apple Crime Blotter

A $200,000 iPhone scam and a subway fight in the Apple Crime Blotter

An iPad helps police track Ludacris' stolen Mercedes, additional arrests are made concerning the Schipol airport heist, and more from the Apple crime blotter.

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Saturday, February 27, 2021

ReviewReview: Keychron K3 is a classic mechanical keyboard in a modern compact form

Review: Keychron K3 is a classic mechanical keyboard in a modern compact form

The Keychron K3 is a particularly well-designed slimline mechanical keyboard, but its chief competition is other keyboards from the same manufacturer.

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Berkshire Hathaway saw Apple holdings grow despite stock sale

Berkshire Hathaway saw Apple holdings grow despite stock sale

Berkshire Hathaway's annual letter to shareholders has praised Apple, using the iPhone maker as a demonstration of how share repurchases can be a good thing for investors.

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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.

Apple releases limited-edition Billie Eilish-themed gift card

Apple releases limited-edition Billie Eilish-themed gift card

Coinciding with the release of the Apple TV+ documentary "Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry," Apple is offering a limited-edition version of its gift card themed to represent the musical artist.

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Facebook agrees to $650M settlement to end Illinois privacy lawsuit

Facebook agrees to $650M settlement to end Illinois privacy lawsuit

A judge has approved a settlement valued at $650 million from Facebook to end a privacy lawsuit, one which alleged the social network used facial recognition technology on user photos stored on its iPhone app without permission.

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Portless 'iPhone 13' could restore iOS without needing a cable

Portless 'iPhone 13' could restore iOS without needing a cable

A version of the "iPhone 13" that lacks a Lightning port could force changes to recovery processes, a report claims, with an "Internet Recovery" mode allowing for the reinstallation of iOS without needing to connect the iPhone to a Mac or PC.

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Friday, February 26, 2021

Apple says Developer Transition Kit must be returned by March 31

Apple says Developer Transition Kit must be returned by March 31

Apple in an email sent out on Friday requested developers who took part in the Universal App Quick Start Program to return the accompanying Developer Transition Kit, a custom A12Z Bionic-powered Mac mini designed to prepare app makers for Apple Silicon Macs.

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'Narcos' star Wagner Moura to star in Apple TV+ original 'Shining Girls'

'Narcos' star Wagner Moura to star in Apple TV+ original 'Shining Girls'

Wagner Moura, best known for his turn as Pablo Escobar in Netflix series "Narcos," will lead opposite Elisabeth Moss in Apple TV+ thriller "Shining Girls," according to a report on Friday.

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TipsHow to watch the Post Malone Pokemon 25 virtual concert on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac

How to watch the Post Malone Pokemon 25 virtual concert on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac

Pokemon is holding a Post Malone concert in honor of its 25-year anniversary on February 27. Here's how to watch the event on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

Minnesota the latest to introduce bill that allows developers to bypass App Store billing

Minnesota the latest to introduce bill that allows developers to bypass App Store billing

Following on the heels of failed legislation in North Dakota and a similar bill in Arizona, Minnesota has joined the ranks of states trying to force Apple to allow apps to bypass App Store billing.

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Austin Butler, Callum Turner to star in Apple TV+ 'Band of Brothers' sequel

Austin Butler, Callum Turner to star in Apple TV+ 'Band of Brothers' sequel

Apple TV+ begins filling out its cast for the upcoming mini-series "Masters of the Air," a sequel to HBO's award-winning "Band of Brothers."

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New 'Behind the Songs' Apple Music hub will let you learn more about your favorite music

New 'Behind the Songs' Apple Music hub will let you learn more about your favorite music

Apple introduced a new section called "Behind the Songs" in Apple Music that highlights the songwriters and musicians who create your favorite music.

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Security researcher raises questions about trackers in LastPass Android app

Security researcher raises questions about trackers in LastPass Android app

A security researcher has detailed seven trackers inside popular password manager LastPass, that the company itself or other advertisers can utilize to create targeted ads for users of the app.

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Higher resolution eufy Floodlight Cam spotted in FCC listings

Higher resolution eufy Floodlight Cam spotted in FCC listings

An unannounced eufy Floodlight Cam E 2K has appeared on the FCC's regulatory database, with few details beyond the suggested higher resolution.

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Woman buys iPhone 12 Pro Max, receives apple-flavored yogurt instead

Woman buys iPhone 12 Pro Max, receives apple-flavored yogurt instead

A woman in China was disappointed when she opened a package to find that her new iPhone 12 Pro Max had been swapped with an apple-flavored yogurt drink.

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Apple edges out Samsung on Q4 European smartphone sales

Apple edges out Samsung on Q4 European smartphone sales

Despite the European smartphone market plummeting overall in 2020, Apple's sales in the region were similar to its 2019 numbers — finishing the year strong with the iPhone 12.

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World Health Organization denies vaccine passport talks with Apple

World Health Organization denies vaccine passport talks with Apple

The European Commission had said that Apple and Google were talking with the World Health Organization about coronavirus vaccine passport, but WHO officials refuted those claims.

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AirPods Max back at Amazon, beating Apple's month-long wait, plus $50 off AirPods Pro

AirPods Max back at Amazon, beating Apple's month-long wait, plus $50 off AirPods Pro

If you're ready to order AirPods Max and don't want to wait a month to receive the high-end headphones, Amazon has units available to ship in one to two days. Plus, save $50 on AirPods Pro with coupon.

Apple series 'Truth be Told' filming shut down amidst protests

Apple series 'Truth be Told' filming shut down amidst protests

Filming for the second season of Apple TV crime drama "Truth Be Told" was suspended after local protesters showed up to object to the use of a Los Angeles park.

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Hacker allegedly posed as Apple Support to scam user out of $1,500

Hacker allegedly posed as Apple Support to scam user out of $1,500

A Pennsylvania iPhone user claims that her call to Apple Support was intercepted by a hacker who proceeded to remotely install apps and transfer money out of her bank account.

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TikTok agrees to pay $92 million to settle data breach lawsuits

TikTok agrees to pay $92 million to settle data breach lawsuits

The popular video-sharing app sees the agreement as a way to show the community that it respects users' privacy.

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FeatureiMac redesigns, 'AirPods 3' leak, M1 Mac SSD wear on the AppleInsider podcast

iMac redesigns, 'AirPods 3' leak, M1 Mac SSD wear on the AppleInsider podcast

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast we discuss alleged renders of the 2021 iMac redesign and smaller Mac Pro, plus a supposed image of "AirPods 3," questions over the SSD longevity on M1 Macs, and more!

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ReviewApple TV+ review: 'The World's a Little Blurry' is a probing look at Billie Eilish

Apple TV+ review: 'The World's a Little Blurry' is a probing look at Billie Eilish

Director R.J. Cutler tracks the "Bad Guy" singer over a long year — and quite a few hair colors — in an outstanding Apple TV+ documentary about Billie Eilish.

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Dutch regulators near antitrust decision in Apple investigation

Dutch regulators near antitrust decision in Apple investigation

Authorities in the Netherlands say they are close to a draft decision over allegations that Apple's App Store in-app payment system is anti-competitive.

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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Apple-Kia partnership not dead yet, report claims

Apple-Kia partnership not dead yet, report claims

Though Hyundai and Kia in February confirmed they were no longer in talks to create an "Apple Car" for Apple, a report on Friday suggests there might still be hope for a partnership between the companies.

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Apple Stores now offer free sign language interpreters, Virginia location to close

Apple Stores now offer free sign language interpreters, Virginia location to close

Apple is expanding availability of sign language interpreters in its stores around the world, enabling deaf and hard of hearing customers access to one-on-one appointments, Today at Apple sessions and more.

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

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

With a few setbacks, Apple is almost continuously expanding and updating its global retail chain, now over 500 locations. Here's the company's evolution from 2018 through 2020 so far, updated on September 7, with the opening of the Apple Cherry Hill store.

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Apple now displays iPhone and Mac repairability scores in France

Apple now displays iPhone and Mac repairability scores in France

Apple this week posted repairability scores for flagship iPhone and Mac products in France, a measure mandated by the country's government in January.

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Facebook pushes 'Hey Facebook' voice recognition to Oculus Quest, Portal displays

Facebook pushes 'Hey Facebook' voice recognition to Oculus Quest, Portal displays

Facebook on Thursday announced a new Oculus Quest 2 VR headset and Portal smart display feature that enables owners to wake their devices with the phrase "Hey Facebook," closely following in the footsteps of virtual assistant software marketed by Apple, Google and Amazon.

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DirecTV to become standalone company after AT&T, TPG Capital ink deal

DirecTV to become standalone company after AT&T, TPG Capital ink deal

AT&T has reached a deal with TPG Capital that will see struggling satellite TV provider DirecTV become its own standalone company.

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Apple researching voice accessibility features for Siri like stutter detection

Apple researching voice accessibility features for Siri like stutter detection

Apple is working on making Siri and its other voice recognition technologies more accessible to users with atypical speech patterns.

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US House lays out three potential areas of change to rein in Big Tech

US House lays out three potential areas of change to rein in Big Tech

The U.S. House antitrust subcommittee met again on Thursday to listen to expert witnesses and consider legislative proposals to "address the rise and abuse of market power online."

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ExclusiveLowest prices anywhere: Apple's M1 MacBook Pro dips to $1,189, plus $60 off AppleCare

Lowest prices anywhere: Apple's M1 MacBook Pro dips to $1,189, plus $60 off AppleCare

Apple's M1 13-inch MacBook Pro is on sale right now with discounts up to $200 off, plus $60 off AppleCare.

EditorialInsultingly, Facebook continues to try to convince users that privacy-violating targeted ads are good

Insultingly, Facebook continues to try to convince users that privacy-violating targeted ads are good

Somewhere along the line, Facebook moved from being the preposterously insecure social media service, into a corporation whose people seem pretty insecure — which has been further demonstrated by the company on Thursday trying its latest attempt to convince people how privacy-breaking targeted advertisements are actually good for consumers.

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Apple releases macOS 11.2.2 to prevent certain USB-C hubs and docks from damaging some MacBook models

Apple releases macOS 11.2.2 to prevent certain USB-C hubs and docks from damaging some MacBook models

Apple has released macOS Big Sur 11.2.2 with a fix that prevents certain non-compliant USB-C hubs and docks from damaging some models of MacBook Pro and MacBook Air.

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VideoApple Watch Series 6 long-term review — Was it worth upgrading?

Apple Watch Series 6 long-term review — Was it worth upgrading?

It's been almost six months since the Apple Watch Series 6 was released. Halfway to the next model, how does Apple's latest wearable hold up and compare to the Apple Watch Series 5 after months of daily use?

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Sonnet reveals SxS Pro X Thunderbolt 3 Single-Slot Card Reader

Sonnet reveals SxS Pro X Thunderbolt 3 Single-Slot Card Reader

Sonnet's new SxS Pro X Thunderbolt 3 Single-Slot Card Reader is capable of reading any SxS media at the maximum rated speeds and is available now.

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