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Friday December 1

WebKit Zero-Day Vulnerabilities Prompt iOS 17.1.2,...

Apple has released updates to iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and Safari to block a pair of WebKit vulnerabilities that have been exploited in the wild. Don’t panic, but update soon.

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Apple iPhone 15 Ad Highlights Portrait Camera...

Apple today shared a new iPhone 15 ad that focuses on some of the camera capabilities of the device, such as the option to snap an image and then adjust the focus during the editing process.

In the ad spot, a band is working on their album cover. One of the band members is using an iPhone to edit a picture of the trio in the group, and she uses the Portrait subject focus adjustment feature to focus on herself in the foreground, blurring out her bandmates in the background.

She hands the ‌iPhone‌ to her bandmate, who edits the image again to change the focus to himself, blurring the background and foreground and cutting her out of the image. The two bicker about which image to use before getting the opinion of the third band member, who taps to focus in on himself, blurring out the other two. In the end, that's the shot they go with.

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Best Buy slashes M2 MacBook Air prices to as low as...

Holiday deals are in full swing on Apple's M2 MacBook Air, with Apple retailers engaging in a price war that offers shoppers discounts of up to $200 off and prices as low as $899.

Enjoy rock-bottom pricing on Apple's MacBook AirShopping for a fantastic holiday gift just got more affordable at Best Buy this weekend, as the Apple retailer has slashed prices on current M2 MacBook Air models — with prices dipping to as low as $899.


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Apple Music to host event honoring Taylor Swift as...

Apple unveils 'Taylor Swift's Eras: The Experience,' a celebration of Swift's 2023 Apple Music Artist of the Year award, inviting fans to immerse themselves in the artist's iconic journey through 10 eras in New York City.Apple has announced an event called "Taylor Swift's Eras: The Experience" to honor the singer's recognition as the 2023 Apple Music Artist of the Year. This award is a testament to Swift's incredible accomplishments in 2023, which include the hugely successful Eras tour and the release of "1989 (Taylor's Version)."Taking place in New York City on December 8 and December 9, Apple Music extends an invitation to all "Swifties" to join the festivities. The event promises an immersive celebration of Taylor Swift's musical journey, featuring ten distinct...

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RESOLVED: We are experiencing an issue with Gmail...

Incident began at 2023-12-01 18:52 and ended at 2023-12-01 20:20 (times are in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)).

The issue with Gmail has been resolved for all affected users as of Friday, 2023-12-01 12:20 US/Pacific.

We will publish an analysis of this incident once we have completed our internal investigation.

We thank you for your patience while we worked on resolving the issue.

Affected products: Gmail

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Apple Music Hosting Taylor Swift Eras Experience in...

Apple today announced that it is hosting an event called "Taylor Swift's Eras: The Experience" in order to celebrate Taylor being named the 2023 Apple Music Artist of the Year. Apple at the time said Swift had reached a "new realm of superstardom" in 2023 thanks to the Eras tour and the release of 1989 (Taylor's Version).

Apple Music is inviting "Swifties" to attend Taylor Swift Era's: The Experience in New York City on December 8 and December 9. Apple says this will be a celebration of Taylor Swift as ‌Apple Music‌'s 2023 Artist of the Year. Fans will be able to journey through and interact with 10 set pieces that are representative of Swift's 10 eras.

Through a link provided by Apple, Taylor Swift fans in New York can sign up to get tickets to attend, but it says that Swift will not be in attendance....

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Anker's Cyber Week Sale Enters Final Days With...

Anker's Black Friday/Cyber Week event is entering its final days this weekend, and it's still offering up to 60 percent off sitewide. There are also a few "mystery boxes" that can include hundreds of dollars in savings, if you're willing to risk not knowing what you're buying ahead of time. All of these sales will end on December 3.

Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Anker. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

In terms of the base sale, there are plenty of great accessories that you can buy to take advantage of the savings. A new highlight is the ...

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New Video Provides Rare Look Inside an Apple Silicon...

CNBC today shared an in-depth report and video about Apple's chipmaking efforts. While much of the information may be familiar to Apple enthusiasts, the video provides a rare look inside one of Apple's chip testing labs in California, and it includes commentary from Apple's chipmaking head Johny Srouji and hardware engineering chief John Ternus.

The report recaps Apple's in-house chipmaking history, and it also touches on what's next for the company, although Apple predictably had little to say about its future plans. Read the report and watch the video to learn more.Tag: Apple Silicon
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The BoostCharge Pro 2-in-1 Dock is Belkin's...

Belkin in October came out with the BoostCharge Pro 2-in-1 Dock, which is designed to charge the iPhone and the Apple Watch at the same time. Though the name is similar to many of the existing chargers that Belkin offers, it actually features one of Belkin's most thoughtful and unique designs to date.

The charger is about palm sized, and it features a flat teardrop-shaped body with a pivoting MagSafe charger on top. The ‌MagSafe‌ charger can lay flat or it can be lifted up and angled to support StandBy on the ‌iPhone‌. There are a few...

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Apple Now Selling Refurbished AirPods Pro 2 With...

Apple today began selling refurbished second-generation AirPods Pro in the U.S. for the first time, with pricing set at $209, down from $249 brand new originally. They are also available in Canada starting today, and in select European countries since last month.

Importantly, these are the second-generation AirPods Pro with a Lightning/MagSafe charging case, originally released in November 2022. Apple updated the second-generation AirPods Pro with a USB-C/MagSafe charging case and a few other changes in September 2023, but those are not yet available on Apple's refurbished store.

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Review: The New Philips Hue Festavia Lights Offer...

Philips Hue parent company Signify debuted a new version of the Hue Festavia string lights back in August, with plenty of availability now that the holidays are approaching. If you're up to date with Hue, you might know that the Festavia first came out last year, but the first version was available in limited quantities and was hard to get.

After the holidays, the Festavia lights seemed to disappear entirely until the new version came out in this year, and that's because this is a new model. The new Festavia lights and the old Festavia lights are similar in design, but there are tweaks to the sizes of the light strings, the price, weatherproofing, the design of the power supply, and a few other features.

Last year's Festavia lights were priced at $160 for 250 LEDs on a 65-foot strand, and this year, the same 65-...

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GraphicConverter 12.0.8

Brings new features, improvements, and bug fixes to the Swiss Army knife of graphics programs. ($39.95 new, free update, 257.6 MB, macOS 10.13+)

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This M3 Max MacBook Pro 14-inch with 96GB RAM is...

Apple's loaded M3 Max MacBook Pro in the gorgeous Space Black finish is $250 off right now when ordered with 96GB memory and a 1TB SSD. The M3 Max chip sports a 14-core CPU and 30-core GPU, making it a robust machine in a portable chassis.The exclusive deal is available on the high-end configuration when you enter promo code APINSIDER during Step 3 of checkout at Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama. This particular spec features Apple's premium M3 Max chip with 14-core CPU and 30-core GPU. Further future-proofing the laptop is the upgrade to 96GB of Unified Memory and 1TB of storage, making it a powerful workstation in a portable chassis....

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Daily deals Dec. 1: $1,700 off M1 Max MacBook Pro, 4...

Today's hottest deals include $300 off an MSI Codex R gaming desktop, 70% off an Apple Smart Folio for iPad Pro, an Apple AirTag 4-Pack for $79.99, $530 off a Lenovo Legion Slim 5 gaming laptop, and more.Save $1,700 on an M1 Max MacBook ProThe AppleInsider staff searches the web for stellar deals at e-commerce stores to create a list of unbeatable bargains on popular tech products, including deals on iPhones, TVs, accessories, and other gadgets. We post our top finds daily to help you get more bang for your buck.


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D.C. police suggest using AirTags to thwart thefts...

An uptick in expensive Canada Goose jacket thefts has led police officers to suggest college students use AirTags to track the jackets — just in case.Apple AirTagIn November, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser launched a program offering AirTags to residents in car theft-prone neighborhoods, using Apple's Find My technology to help locate stolen vehicles.


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Give Your iPhone 15 a New Premium Case at 34% Off

Wrap your new iPhone in a shiny new case that also protects it from the elements. Today, the iPhone 15 Silicone Case with MagSafe, Winter Blue is down to just $32.44 from its original price of $50 on Amazon. Apple’s premium case has that silky hand feel that can’t be experienced with other brands. You […]

The post Give Your iPhone 15 a New Premium Case at 34% Off appeared first on iLounge.

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Threads arriving in Europe next month

The social media platform Threads will be coming to the European Union this December, according to The Wall Street Journal. Threads debuted in most markets but did not appear in EU as Meta had to make sure it adhered to the regulations in the region. As it stands, Threads could import Instagram data, including advertising […]

The post Threads arriving in Europe next month appeared first on iLounge.

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Apple might drop 5G modem, as per report

A new post from the Naver blog claims that Apple has apparently discontinued development of its in-house 5G modem. Naver user ‘yeux1122’ said that Apple is shutting down its years-long work on producing its own 5G modem from supply chain sources. Another user by the name of Tech_Reve said the same thing, having heard from […]

The post Apple might drop 5G modem, as per report appeared first on iLounge.

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Google Drive document scanner added to iOS

The Google Drive app for iOS was recently updated with a document scanner. The scanning feature is introduced for the iPad and iPhone and can be accessed through the camera icon. Once open, the viewfinder scans and detects the edges, aligning the document and removing tilt and glare for a cleaner scan. The new scanning […]

The post Google Drive document scanner added to iOS appeared first on iLounge.

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iPhone 16 Pro: All the Rumors and Known Features So...

While the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max are still around 10 months away from launching, there are already several rumors about the devices. Below, we have recapped new features and changes expected for the devices so far.

These are some of the key changes rumored for the iPhone 16 Pro models as of December 2023:

  • Larger displays: The iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max will be equipped with larger 6.3-inch and 6.9-inch displays, respectively, according to Ross Young, CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants. The devices are expected to have taller aspect ratios as part of this change. By comparison, the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max have 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch displays, respectively.
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Apple shows off the lean, efficient processor lab...

For the first time, Apple has allowed cameras into one of its processor labs where it tests designs like the M3, while executives explain the firm's approach to building its own chips.CNBC's Katie Tarasov (left) with Godfrey D'Souza, Apple's senior director hardware validation in a chip lab (Source; CNBC)One of Apple's many processor labs across the world is in Apple Park, where head of Apple Silicon, Johny Srouji, is based. CNBC was shown what journalist Katie Tarasov described as a "simple room filled with a couple hundred machines, blinking lights, a handful of engineers and lab coats, and a bunch of postage stamp-sized chips being put through rigorous testing."


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Get Apple's M2 MacBook Air and M3 MacBook Pro...

Best Buy is discounting a collection of MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models to all-time low prices today. We're tracking these deals below in addition to great discounts on the Apple Pencil 2 and Apple Watch Ultra 1.

MacBook Air

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Starting with the 13-inch M2 MacBook Air, Best Buy has the 256GB model for $899.00 in Starlight, down from $1,099.00. This is a match of the best price we've ever seen on this model, and right now it's only available in one color.

$200 OFF13-inch M2 MacBook Air (256GB) for $899.00

For more storage, you can get the 512GB 13-inch M2 MacBook Air for $1,179.00, down from $1,399.00. This is just...

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RCS is coming in 2024 and iOS 17.2 Personal Voice is...

Apple has announced RCS support for 2024, Apple Music Replay is odd this year, plus Personal Voice has arrived, and your hosts rank some of Apple's 2023 hardware, on the AppleInsider Podcast.RCS is coming to iMessagesPerhaps even more surprising than Apple finally announcing support for RCS is that the firm has done it so that it is not the panacea that Google was hoping for. It's definitely not surprising that even after support begins, iMessage will keep its blue and green bubbles.


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Steam to End Support for macOS Mojave and 32-Bit...

Valve's Steam gaming store will drop support for macOS High Sierra and macOS Mojave early next year, effectively ending support for the last versions of macOS that could run 32-bit games.

After the change comes into effect on February 15, 2024, Valve said existing Steam Client installations on these operating systems will no longer receive updates of any kind from Steam, including security updates, and technical support for issues related to macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) and 10.14 (Mojave) will not be offered.

Valve announced the change in a Steam support post:

Unfortunately, macOS 10.14 was the last version to support running 32-bit games on macOS. Apple chose to drop support for 32-bit applications in macOS 10.15 (released 2019), and since many developers have not updated their games to support 64-bit executables, some games will effectively stop functioning on macOS.As a result...

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Tetraprism camera coming to iPhone 16 Pro, claims...

The tetraprism camera lens that gives the iPhone 15 Pro Max greater zoom, will be added to the smaller iPhone 16 Pro in 2024, according to reports from Apple's supply chain.iPhone 15 Pro MaxAnalyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in September 2023 that the two Pro models in 2024 would get this. Then he doubled down on the claim in November 2023.


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Apple Highlights Partnership With (RED) For World...

For World AIDS Day today, Apple highlighted its long-standing partnership with (RED), which has raised more than a quarter of a billion dollars since 2006, and is promoting (PRODUCT)RED versions of a range of products.

PRODUCT(RED) products include Apple Watch Series 9, iPhone 14, ‌iPhone 14‌ Plus, iPhone 13, and iPhone SE, and accessories, including the Silicone Case with MagSafe for the entire ‌iPhone 14‌ and ‌iPhone 13‌ lineups. A portion of the proceeds from every (PRODUCT)RED purchase goes to the Global Fund to combat AIDS and COVID-19.

This year, Apple is also donating...

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Apple TV+ may bundle with Paramount+ to cut...

Apple TV+ and Paramount+ each reportedly lost 7% of their subscribers in October, and are said to be in early talks to offer users a bundle of both services.Paramount+ has previously made a similar deal with Showtime. With a bundle, users have an option to get two services for more than the cost of one, but less than the previous cost of the two.Apple TV+


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Apple and Paramount Considering Discounted TV+...

Apple and Paramount have discussed bundling their TV streaming services at a discount, according to a new report by The Wall Street Journal.

The companies have talked about offering a combination of Paramount+ and Apple TV+ that would cost less than subscribing to both services separately, according to people familiar with the discussions. The discussions are in their early stages, and it is unclear what shape a bundle could take, they said.

The report notes that the discussions between Apple and Paramount come at a time when competitive pressures have seen services increase their prices to bring them to profitability, while also having to deal with customers increasingly canceling subscriptions or switching services.

Apple in October...

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Both iPhone 16 Pro Models to Feature Tetraprism Zoom...

Apple is expected to bring tetraprism camera technology to both iPhone 16 Pro models next year, enabling at least 5x optical zoom and 25x digital zoom on the Telephoto lens.

According to a new report by The Elec, Apple will add LG Innotek as another supplier of the folded zoom module used in the technology, in an attempt to secure production yields for the increased number of units required.

The iPhone 15 Pro has a 12-megapixel Telephoto camera that offers 3x zoom, but the iPhone 15 Pro Max is using an upgraded Telephoto system that allows for 5x zoom. The iPhone 15 Pro Max has a folded glass structure below the lens, which Apple refers to as tetraprism technology. It reflects light four times over, allowing for a longer focal length of 120mm.

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UK has a rash of iPhone 15 Pro Max orders swapped...

A spate of legitimate iPhone 15 Pro Max orders on the UK Apple Store online have seen buyers get fakes, iPhone 14, or even an iPhone SE.A real iPhone 15 Pro MaxFirst there was one Reddit user who reported getting a fake instead of the iPhone 15 Pro Max he or she ordered, then there was a teardown showing how remarkably accurate some fakes can be. Now, though, it appears that many UK buyers are getting the wrong iPhones.


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Apple adds to World AIDS Day donations with game...

On top of its announced $1 donation to the Global Fund per qualifying purchase, Apple is now also donating all proceeds from selected games.Proceeds from selected games will go to support World AIDS DayApple has been marking World AIDS Day since 2006, with donations and at times with Apple Stores turning red. For 2023, the company announced that until December 8, it would donate $1 for every Apple Store purchase made with Apple Pay.


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Thursday November 30

LaunchBar 6.18.5 - Powerful file/URL/email launcher...

LaunchBar is an award-winning productivity utility that offers an amazingly intuitive and efficient way to search and access any kind of information stored on your computer or on the Web. It provides instant access to your applications, documents, contacts, and bookmarks, to your music library, to search engines and more, just by entering short abbreviations of the searched item's name.

You just hit Command-Space to bring LaunchBar's input window to front, enter an arbitrary abbreviation, and as soon as you start typing LaunchBar displays the best matching choices, ready to be opened immediately.

Start applications, open documents, invoke system services, compose emails, or navigate the Web-LaunchBar will be your essential servant.

  • We’ve identified and fixed an issue that caused occasional delays during input for some users running versions 6.18.3 and 6.18.4.


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Steam Drops macOS Mojave Support, Effectively Ending...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Valve Software's Steam gaming marketplace and app will drop support for macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) and 10.14 (Mojave), according to a support page post. The change will go into effect on February 15, 2024. What will happen exactly? Valve writes: "After that date, existing Steam Client installations on these operating systems will no longer receive updates of any kind including security updates. Steam Support will be unable to offer users technical support for issues related to the old operating systems, and Steam will be unable to guarantee continued functionality of Steam on the unsupported operating system versions."

"The Steam store will stop considering games that offer only 32-bit macOS binaries to be Mac compatible at the end of 2023," Valve writes. The post also notes that fewer than two percent of current Mac users on Steam are running macOS 10.14 or earlier, so this only affects the small number who are holding...

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Nenotoh Switch Controller review: Impressive...

Quality gaming controllers can be expensive, especially when you pair them with a console or subscription cost. The Nenotoh Switch Controller offers a smooth gaming experience that won't break the bank.Nenotoh Switch Controller review: Controller and Apple TVThroughout the COVID-19 pandemic, gaming has increased in popularity. Yet, regardless of the platform, a controller may be needed to operate the game.


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Repeat rumor claims iPhone 16 models to have Action...

Apple could be planning to bring the Action button to every iPhone 16 model, make it capacitive, and include pressure sensitivity according to more rumored evidence.iPhone 15 Pro MaxThe Action button on iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max could move to the rest of the lineup in 2024. The button can be programmed with various actions or Shortcuts for quick, system-wide commands.


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Google researchers report critical zero-days in...

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Researchers in Google's Threat Analysis Group have been as busy as ever, with discoveries that have led to the disclosure of three high-severity zero-day vulnerabilities under active exploitation in Apple OSes and the Chrome browser in the span of 48 hours.

Apple on Thursday said it was releasing security updates fixing two vulnerabilities present in iOS, macOS, and iPadOS. Both of them reside in WebKit, the engine that drives Safari and a wide range of other apps, including Apple Mail, the App Store, and all browsers running on iPhones and iPads. While the update applies to all supported versions of Apple OSes, Thursday’s...

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'Criminal Record' gets first trailer,...

Two detectives fight for the truth over a historic murder conviction in the first trailer for Apple TV+ series "Criminal Record."'Criminal Record'The London filmed series stars Peter Capaldi of "Doctor Who" fame and Cush Jumbo, who is known for "The Good Wife." The first trailer shows the conflict between two detectives in the new crime thriller.


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iPhone 16 to Include Action Button Across Entire...

The release of the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max saw the introduction of an entirely new user-configurable button known as the Action button, and now, MacRumors has seen extensive evidence confirming Apple is planning to include the Action button on the entire iPhone 16 range.

Designs and plans for the Action button date back to at least 2021, as the button was intended for release alongside haptic volume and power buttons on the iPhone 15 Pro. While the haptic volume and power buttons were abruptly canceled due to unresolved technical issues, the Action button remained, eventually making its way onto final mass production units of the ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ and Pro Max.

On the ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ and Pro Max, the Action button replaces the mute switch previously found...

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Take up to $400 off popular Apple computers and find...

Adorama is offering readers exclusive access to save hundreds on several popular Apple computers to help shoppers find the perfect gift before the holidays (and it even includes new M3 models).Using exclusive coupon code APINSIDER, shoppers can enjoy significant discounts on devices like the Mac Studio with a $204 off deal. Likewise, the M2 MacBook Pro is one of our favorites thanks to a massive $400 total discount.Use code APINSIDER


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A bride to be discovers a reality bending mistake in...

A U.K. woman was photographed standing in a mirror where her reflections didn't match, but not because of a glitch in the Matrix. Instead, it's a simple iPhone computational photography mistake.iPhone 15Thanks to technological advancements, photography has come a long way from flash bulbs and film. Every time the iPhone shutter button is clicked, billions of operations occur in an instant that results in a photo.


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Apple updates Final Cut Pro and iMovie to support...

Apple has rolled out updates for both Final Cut Pro and iMovie, notably improving HEVC and H.264 file export performance for its high-end Apple Silicon machines.Apple rolls out iMovie 10.4 and Final Cut Pro 10.7 updates Final Cut Pro has been updated to version 10.7 as of Thursday, and received a number of updates to improve user experience and program performance.


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iOS 17.1.2 & Sonoma 14.1.2 updates stop browsers...

Apple has updated iOS, iPadOS, and macOS Sonoma with new updates that fix two actively exploited WebKit bugs that could leak personal data to attackers.Apple patches flaws in WebKit in latest OS updatesThe company released the newest versions of its operating systems on Thursday, bringing iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 up to 17.1.2, and macOS Sonoma to 14.1.2. They focus on fixing security flaws in WebKit, Apple's open-source web browser engine used as the foundation for rendering web content in various internet browsers.


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New chip-packaging facility could save TSMC’s...

Enlarge / Apple wants to build more of its A- and M-series chips in the United States. (credit: Apple)

Late last year, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that the company would definitely be buying chips made at Taiwan Semiconductor's new Arizona-based fab once it had opened. Apple working with TSMC isn't new; most, if not all, of the processors currently sold in Apple's products are made on one of TSMC's many manufacturing nodes. But being able to buy them from a US-based facility would be a first.

The issue, as outlined by some TSMC employees speaking to The Information...

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Apple Adds New Features to Final Cut Pro, iMovie,...

Apple today released updates for its Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Motion, Compressor, and Logic Pro software, introducing new features and optimizations. Apple announced the Final Cut Pro updates for iPad and Mac earlier this month and has now launched them.

Final Cut Pro on the Mac has been updated with organizational refinements like automatic timeline scrolling. Users will be able to keep their clips in view during playback, with the view able to be adjusted using keyboard shortcuts or the Zoom option.

The organization of the timeline is viewable at a glance, and it is easier to differentiate clips by assigned role using distinct colors. Apple also added tools for cleaning up complex timeline sections and fine tuning edits by combining overlapping connected clips into a single connected storyline.

On Apple silicon Macs,...

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UPDATE: We are experiencing an issue with Gmail...

Incident began at 2023-11-30 16:30 (times are in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)).

Mitigation work is currently underway by our engineering team.

We do not have an ETA for mitigation at this point.

We will provide more information by Thursday, 2023-11-30 11:15 US/Pacific.

Customer Symptoms:
Customers impacted by this issue may see delay for a few mins while sending the emails.

Customers can retry sending the email.

Affected products: Gmail

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Apple releases iOS 17.1.2, iPadOS 17.1.2, macOS...

Apple has released updates for three of its operating systems, bringing iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 up to 17.1.2, and macOS Sonoma to 14.1.2.iOS 17While the current beta-testing cycle has revolved around iOS 17.2, Apple has released a smaller update to the public in the form of iOS 17.1.2 and iPadOS 17.1.2. Such releases are usually focused on smaller updates to the operating system, such as bug fixes or security issues.


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Apple Releases iOS 17.1.2 With Security Fixes

Apple today released iOS 17.1.2 and iPadOS 17.1.2, small updates to the iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 operating systems that Apple introduced in September. iOS 17.2.1 and iPadOS 17.2.1 come a few weeks after the release of iOS 17.1.1, another bug fix update.

iOS 17.1.2 and iPadOS 17.1.2 can be downloaded on eligible iPhones and iPads over-the-air by going to Settings > General > Software Update.

According to Apple's release notes, iOS 17.1.2 includes important security fixes. Specifically, the update addresses vulnerabilities that may have been exploited in earlier versions of iOS. Processing web content may disclose sensitive information. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been exploited against versions of iOS before iOS 16.7.1.

Processing web content may...

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Apple Releases macOS Sonoma 14.1.2 With Bug Fixes

Apple today released macOS Sonoma 14.1.2, a minor update to the ‌macOS Sonoma‌ operating system that came out in September. ‌macOS Sonoma‌ 14.1.2 comes three weeks after the release of macOS Sonoma 14.1,1.

The ‌‌‌macOS Sonoma‌ 14.1‌.2 update can be downloaded for free on all eligible Macs using the Software Update section of System Settings.

Today's update includes bug fixes and security updates according to Apple.This update provides important bug fixes and security updates and is recommended for all users.

Some features may not be available for all regions, or on all Apple devices. For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222

According to Apple's security support page, the update...

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Affinity Designer 2.3.0 - Vector graphic design...

Affinity Designer is an incredibly accurate vector illustrator that feels fast and at home in the hands of creative professionals. It intuitively combines rock solid and crisp vector art with flexible layer management and an impressive range of high quality raster tools for finishing. With accuracy, quality and speed at the heart of every single design task, and the ability to finesse designs without switching apps, this fresh-faced multi-discipline illustrator lets creatives shine.

Vector tools

  • Node Tool
  • Pen Tool
  • Pencil Tool
  • Vector Brush
  • Gradient Fill Tool
  • Transparency Tool
  • Crop Tool
  • Targeted Insert
  • Text
  • Alignment Guides

Raster tools

  • Lasso Tool
  • Selection Brush
  • Pixel Brush
  • Paint Brush
  • Eraser
  • Dodge
  • Burn
  • Smudge
  • Blur
  • Sharpen


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Affinity Photo 2.3.0 - Digital editing for...

Affinity Photo - redefines the boundaries for professional photo editing software for the Mac. With a meticulous focus on workflow it offers sophisticated tools for enhancing, editing and retouching your images in an incredibly intuitive interface with all the power and performance you need.

Affinity Photo 2.3 introduces some great new capabilities and improvements, including:

  • Spiral Tool – embellish your designs with different types of spirals, including Linear, Decaying, Semi-circular, Fibonacci, and Plotted
  • Pixel grid – expose a pixel grid when editing zoomed-in images to help you visualize its pixels
  • Create and place password-protected PDFs
  • Move Data Entry improvements
  • Ability to change Asset Panel background color
  • Many more improvements and bug fixes

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Daily deals Nov. 30: iPad 10th Generation $399, 28%...

Today's top deals include a Mophie 3-in-1 wireless charging stand for $50, Beats Studio 3 headphones for $160, an Anker 727 charging station for $56, an iHome AutoVac Eclipse Pro robot vacuum for $135, and more.Get a Mophie Wireless Charging Stand for $50The AppleInsider crew combs the internet for top-notch discounts at online stores to showcase a list of amazing deals on trending tech items, including deals on Apple Watches, TVs, accessories, and other gadgets. We share the most valuable deals every day to help you save money.


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UK Revives Antitrust Probe Into Apple's Browser...

Apple faces a renewed comprehensive investigation into its dominance in mobile browsers and cloud gaming following a ruling by London's Court of Appeal (via Bloomberg). The court's decision effectively reverses a previous verdict that had halted the probe, reinforcing the authority of the UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

In November 2022, the CMA launched an investigation into the cloud gaming and mobile browser restrictions put in place by both Apple and Google, suggesting that the two companies were holding back innovation and increasing costs for web developers, cloud gaming service providers, and browser vendors. This decision was initially overturned by...

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Best Buy Holiday Sales Continue With Special Prices...

Best Buy continues to expand its ongoing Holiday Deals sale, with discounts on video games, notebooks, smartphones, TVs, major appliances, and much more. Throughout all of these sales, My Best Buy Plus and My Best Buy Total members have a chance to save even more money through exclusive offers.

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There are three tiers of the My Best Buy membership program, including a free option that offers free standard shipping for all members. If you want to start getting access to more interesting benefits and discounts, you'll need to look at the My Best Buy Plus or My Best Buy Total tiers.

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Startlingly good iPhone 15 Pro Max fake is hard to...

A new video teardown of a fake iPhone 15 Pro shows just how incredibly well the counterfeiters are making them — and just how few ways you can tell you're being ripped off.A remarkably convincing fake iPhone 15 Pro MaxA fake iPhone 15 Pro Max was not good enough to fool a Redditor who got one in place of a real model he'd ordered from Apple. In that case, the customer knew enough to recognize that what he'd received featured a "chin" at the bottom of the screen, which the real iPhone 15 Pro Max does not have.


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Apple Highlights iPhone Feature That Lets You...

Apple today shared a heartwarming ad for its new Personal Voice accessibility feature, available on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

Introduced with iOS 17, iPadOS 17, and macOS Sonoma, Personal Voice allows those at risk of losing their ability to speak to create a synthesized voice that sounds similar to their actual voice, so they can continue to communicate with others.

Personal Voice integrates with another accessibility feature called Live Speech, which lets users type what they want to say to have it be spoken aloud during in-person conversations, phone calls, and FaceTime video calls.

In the video, called "The Lost Voice," physician and disability advocate Tristram Ingham uses Personal Voice and Live Speech to read aloud a bedtime story to a young girl. More details about Ingham's life can be found in an...

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'Hitman: Blood Money Reprisal' sneaks onto...

Agent 47 is back, and this time, players can experience the thrill of espionage and assassination as the "Hitman: Blood Money Reprisal" rolls out on iPhone and iPad on November 30.Hitman: Blood Money Reprisal In Hitman: Blood Money Reprisal, Players take on the role of the highly skilled Agent 47, tasked with unraveling the plans of the rival agency known as the "Franchise." The game offers a range of strategic options, allowing players to utilize stealth, wear disguises, execute silent kills, and manipulate the environment to engineer accidents.


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Apple's new disability tool helps users with...

Apple's new Live Speech and Personal Voice features provide individuals like disability advocate Tristram Ingham a tool to preserve their voices and enhance communication autonomy amid progressive conditions.Image Credit: AppleApple has taken a significant step forward in its commitment to accessibility with the introduction of Live Speech in iOS 17. This feature has profound implications for individuals facing speech challenges, including those with progressive conditions like facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD).


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Some Apple Silicon Chips Will Soon Be Produced and...

As part of its efforts to expand its U.S. manufacturing, Apple today announced that Amkor will package some Apple silicon chips at its new facility being built in Peoria, Arizona. The chips will be produced at a nearby TSMC factory, and then Amkor will handle packaging, a final step that protects the chip from physical damage.

Amkor will invest approximately $2 billion in the facility, which will employ more than 2,000 people once it is completed, according to the announcement.

"Apple is deeply committed to the future of American manufacturing, and we'll continue to expand our investment here in the United States," said Apple's operating chief Jeff Williams, in a press release today. "Apple silicon has unlocked new levels of performance for our users, enabling them to do things they could never do before, and we are thrilled that Apple silicon...

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UK regulator can investigate Apple's cloud...

London's Court of Appeal has overturned a ruling and is allowing the UK's Competition and Markets Authority to probe into mobile browsers and gaming on iOS.The App Store on iOSThe CMA officially launched an investigation into the mobile browser dominance of both Apple and Google in November 2022. The CMA's investigation is focusing in part on cloud gaming, and in particular on Apple's alleged choice to restrict cloud gaming apps in the App Store.


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Apple's US chip manufacturing pipeline just got...

Apple and manufacturing partner Amkor have announced that a new chip packaging foundry will be built very near the Arizona TSMC foundry, simplifying Apple Silicon production in the US.Amkor's headquarters in ArizonaChip packaging is a near-final step to complete chip delivery. A fabricator, like TSMC, will make the initial chips, and the chip packaging process surrounds the silicon chip to both protect it, and allow it to be mounted to a board.


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AirPods Pro 2 With USB-C Drop Back Down to Black...

Apple's AirPods Pro 2 with USB-C have returned to their all-time low price of $189.99 today on Amazon, down from $249.00. We last saw this deal during Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, and Amazon has been one of the only retailers to offer the sale.

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Apple launched these earbuds in September and their headlining new feature is the addition of a USB-C port on the MagSafe Charging Case, replacing the Lightning port. There are a few minor changes to the AirPods Pro 2 besides the addition of USB-C, including additional dust resistance and support for lossless audio with the Vision Pro headset.


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Amazon's Black Friday AirPods Pro 2 USB-C deal...

Amazon has reissued its best AirPods Pro discount on Apple's new AirPods Pro 2 with USB-C, dropping the price to $189.99 after a $60 price cut.You can snag Apple's latest AirPods Pro 2 with USB-C at Amazon for $189.99 while supplies last, reflecting a $60 price drop off the regular $249 price.Buy for $189.99


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Best webcam for Mac for streaming, Zoom meetings...

In an era where remote work and virtual meetings have become the norm, having a high-quality webcam is more critical than ever. Here are the best webcam for Mac choices for gamers, healthcare workers, and content creators.The best webcams for all users and budgetsThe webcam has evolved from a novelty to a necessity in today's interconnected world. Whether you're a remote worker attending Zoom meetings while clocking in from home, a content creator streaming to an audience, or a grandparent wanting to video chat with family miles away, a reliable and high-quality webcam is indispensable.


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How to use AirPods to authenticate Siri commands...

A new AirPods accessibility feature for iPhone has created a secure way to use advanced Siri commands without unlocking your iPhone. Here's how to use it.iPhone is locked. [Photo by Jess Bailey Designs.]" height="630" >Siri now remembers that it's you speaking when iPhone is locked. [Photo by Jess Bailey Designs.]In iOS 17, Apple has introduced a Siri authentication feature for AirPods which tackles a long-standing issue faced particularly by those with mobility or visual impairments. AirPods now enables these users to control Siri and access various iPhone functions without the need to physically interact with their device.


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Latest Chrome Browser Update Fixes Critical Security...

Google has issued a critical security update for Chrome on macOS, Windows, and Linux that fixes a zero-day vulnerability in the browser. On Tuesday, Google in a Chrome stable channel update said it "is aware that an exploit for CVE-2023-6345 exists in the wild."

Google has not provided further details about the CVE-2023-6345 exploit, which was discovered last week by security researchers in Google's Threat Analysis Group (TAG). However, it is believed to be related to Skia, the open-source 2D graphics library in the Chrome graphics engine.

According to the notes for the macOS update 119.0.6045.199, the exploit allowed at least one attacker to "potentially perform a sandbox escape via a malicious file," which could theoretically result in arbitrary code execution and data theft.

Users who have Chrome...

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Threads Is Coming to the EU in December

Meta intends to launch Threads in the European Union next month, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal.

The social media network debuted in most markets in July, but did not launch in the EU because Meta was unsure whether it would be able to adhere to the bloc's stringent regulations for online services. Threads can import data from Instagram, including behavioral and advertising information.

According to sources who spoke to WSJ, Meta will comply with the regulations by giving EU users a choice of using Threads purely for consumption, without a profile that allows them to make their own posts.

The change coincides with recent comments by Adam Mosseri, head of Instagram, who said the platform was rolling out a way to delete or deactivate a Threads profile...

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The Renewed 2021 11-inch iPad Pro is Only $799

The iPad Pro is the most robust of the iPad lineup in terms of power and technology. Today, you can snap up a renewed model for a fraction of the price- the 256GB wi-fi and cellular model is down to just $799 on Amazon. The renewed iPad Pro may not be brand new, but it’s […]

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Apple TV+ ‘John Lennon: Murder without a Trial’ to...

A new Apple TV+ program about a John Lennon documentary will be streaming on the platform starting December 6. ‘John Lennon: Murder without a Trial’ is a three-part series that explores the infamous personality’s murder and Mark David Chapman, his killer. Apple put out a description as a ‘researched examination of Lennon’s 1980 murder’, featuring […]

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Apple Pay holiday promo goes live

The newest Apple Pay promotion has gone live just in time for the holidays. With the caption ‘Tap into holiday savings’, Apple outlines several deals with stores for Apple Pay purchases. The discounts will be available for customers from now until December 13- one of the requirements will be using Apple Pay to make the […]

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Apple terminates Goldman Sachs partnership

Apple is terminating its partnership with financial institution Goldman Sachs for the Apple Card platform. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Apple intends to stop working with the company in around 12-15 months. More importantly, it’s not specified whether Apple has secured another company to take Goldman Sach’s place. In a statement, Apple said […]

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Boy petitions Apple to change 'nerd face'...

A UK schoolboy is asking Apple to fix and rename what he says is its offensive and insulting "nerd face" emoji, and has created a petition about it.Petitioner Teddy with the "Apple" icon he so dislikes (source: BBC)Perhaps a 10-year-old schoolboy couldn't be expected to know that it's actually the Unicode consortium that rules on emoji — but you'd hope that the teachers encouraging his petition would have looked into it.


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Wednesday November 29

Apple Pulls Plug On Goldman Credit-Card Partnership

schwit1 shares a report from the Wall Street Journal: Apple is pulling the plug on its credit-card partnership with Goldman Sachs (source paywalled; alternative source), the final nail in the coffin of the Wall Street bank's bid to expand into consumer lending. The tech giant recently sent a proposal to Goldman to exit from the contract in the next roughly 12 to 15 months, according to people briefed on the matter. The exit would cover their entire consumer partnership, including the credit card the companies launched in 2019 and the savings account rolled out this year. It couldn't be learned whether Apple has already lined up a new issuer for the card.

The move would mark a swift about-face for a program that just over a year ago was extended through 2029 and was intended to serve as a pillar of Goldman's main-street ambitions. The retreat began around the end of last year after Goldman lost billions of dollars trying to build out a full-service consumer operation. By...

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OWC miniStack STX is 10% off with purchase of...

OWC's miniStack STX is a Mac's best friend thanks to its Thunderbolt 4 and SSD expansion capabilities that supercharge your setup, and now you can take 10% off with our exclusive coupon code when you buy a refurbished Apple product.Take 10% off the miniStack STX.Shop popular refurbished products, like the Mac mini, with configurations starting as low as $79. Or find the perfect MacBook Pro, with options starting out at $399, and take home the miniStack STX with a 10% discount with coupon code APPLEINSIDER.

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Apple Announces 2023 App Store Award Winners

Apple today chose its 2023 App Store Award winners, highlighting the best apps and games on the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and more. Apple is recognizing 14 apps and games in total, with the winners picked by the global App Store Editorial team.

According to Apple, the 2023 App Store Award Winners provided users "with meaningful experiences" and inspired cultural change. The picks "empowered users to unleash their creativity, discover a world of new adventures, and have fun with family and friends."

"It's inspiring to see the ways developers continue to build incredible apps and games that are redefining the world around us," said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO. "This year's winners represent the limitless potential of developers to bring their visions to life, creating apps and games with remarkable ingenuity, exceptional quality, and purpose-driven...

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Apple reveals 2023 App Store Award winners,...

App Store Award winners include AllTrails, Photomator, and "Hello Kitty Island Adventure," plus, Apple says generative AI is 2023's biggest trend amongst innovative apps.App Store AwardsApple says this year's winners showcase the scope of creativity, technical innovation, and design possible across the App Store and Apple's ecosystem. The App Store Awards have been an annual tradition for over a decade.


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Foxconn's expansion into India isn't going...

Apple supplier Foxconn is struggling to get its factories in India to operate efficiently, with employees citing language barriers, culture clashes, and difficulty adapting to strenuous schedules.FoxconnFoxconn began production of iPhone in India starting in 2019 with iPhone XR. That expanded into iPhone 11 in 2020, then each flagship iPhone has had some model built in India since.


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Steam ending support for Macs running macOS Mojave...

Steam has kept support for macOS Mojave and macOS High Sierra alive so far to keep 32-bit games running on older Macs, but that support is ending on February 15.SteamSteam is a multi-platform game storefront and distributor available on Mac and PC. It hosts thousands of games and is the most popular place to get video games on computers.


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Elon Musk tells advertisers like Apple, Disney to...

After companies like Apple and Disney pulled advertising, Elon Musk says it will be the advertisers fault if X goes under, suggesting users will boycott them in turn.X in trouble after advertising boycottAfter Elon Musk promoted antisemitic content via his personal account and reports of advertisements appearing next to other antisemitic content, Apple and other advertisers boycotted X. Since this inciting incident, more and more official accounts and advertisers have removed their presence from X, at least temporarily.


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Apple's new Apple Card & Goldman Sachs...

Goldman Sachs and Apple seem likely to part ways by early 2025, but a vague statement from Apple provides little reassurance to existing Apple Card customers.Apple CardNothing is set in stone, but after months of complaints from Goldman Sachs, Apple has sent a proposal to the bank to end their partnership in 12 to 15 months. The proposal hasn't been made public and no successor has been named.


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B&H's Cyber Week sale offers up to $3,000...

B&H Photo keeps the massive savings party going all week long with its Cyber Week sales, with shoppers saving thousands of dollars on high-end equipment to supercharge your creative outlets.Save thousands at B&H Photo during Cyber Week.Enjoy discounts on popular gear and wishlist items, like the $1,600 M1 Max MacBook Pro markdown or the $3,000 discount on the top-of-the-line Canon Mark II camera body. Check out our favorite discounts to create the ultimate creative workspace.


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iOS 18: Everything We Know So Far
How to use Siri to read a web page in iOS 17

In the latest iOS 17 update, Apple has introduced an enhanced Siri feature that allows the virtual assistant to read web articles aloud. Here's how to get started.Use Siri to listen to webpages in iOS 17With Siri's new capability, users can now have articles read to them, transforming their iPhones into personal storytellers. It's not just a tool for convenience but a gateway to making digital content more accessible for everyone, including those with visual impairments or those who prefer auditory learning.


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Samsung Cyber Week Sale Has Record Low Prices on...

Samsung kicked off its Cyber Week sale a few days ago, offering discounts across smartphones, smartwatches, tablets, computers, and home appliances. Many of the deals in this sale are the same exact prices we tracked during Samsung's Black Friday sale, making Samsung one of the few retailers to keep these best-ever prices around all week.

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Right now, both the Smart Monitor M8 and ViewFinity S9 5K Display have all-time low prices on Amazon. The Smart Monitor M8 is available for $399.99 ($300 off) and the ViewFinity S9 5K Display is...

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MacBook Air gets solid-state active cooling in...

Enlarge / The active cooling chips are labeled and located in the upper-left corner near a custom heatsink in the 15-inch MacBook Air. (credit: Frore Systems)

What if laptops could get fan-level cooling without moving parts? We could get thinner laptops, for one. We could also potentially squeeze more performance out of today's already impressively thin designs.

That's what San Jose, California startup Frore Systems is trying to convince laptop makers of as it looks for the first OEM to adopt what it describes as the first solid-state active cooling chip.


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Apple Watch Series 9 Returns to All-Time Low Black...

Black Friday deals have expired on most Apple products, but today Amazon is back with an all-time low price on the Apple Watch Series 9. Deals are available for both the 41mm and 45mm GPS models, and they're the exact same prices we saw last week.

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You can get the 41mm GPS Apple Watch Series 9 for $329.99 with the on-page coupon, down from $399.00. This one is available in Pink Aluminum and (PRODUCT)RED Aluminum, and they both require you to clip an on-page coupon in order to see the sale price...

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WhatsApp 23.24.78 - Desktop client for WhatsApp...

WhatsApp is the desktop client for WhatsApp Messenger, a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. WhatsApp Messenger is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone, and Nokia and yes, those phones can all message each other! Because WhatsApp Messenger uses the same internet data plan that you use for email and web browsing, there is no cost to message and stay in touch with your friends. In addition to basic messaging WhatsApp users can create groups, send each other unlimited images, video and audio media messages.

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Daily deals Nov. 29: Apple Watch Series 8 $279, 51%...

Today's hottest deals include 52% off a Klipsch Reference 5.0 home theater system, 57% off Sennheiser Momentum 3 Bluetooth earbuds, 34% off an iPhone 15 silicone case with MagSafe, a 2020 M1 MacBook Air for $800, and more.Get a 27-inch iMac for $980The AppleInsider crew combs the web for unbeatable deals at online retailers to develop a list of stellar bargains on popular tech gadgets, including Apple hardware, TVs, accessories, and other products. We post our top finds daily to help you stretch your dollar.


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Report: Apple and Goldman Sachs are breaking up over...

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Apple has repeatedly trumpeted the success of its financial services, a product lineup that now encompasses the Apple Card credit card, high-interest savings accounts, and a buy-now-pay-later service called Apple Pay Later.

But even if those products have proven reasonably popular with consumers, they haven’t been working out for the bank that Apple has partnered with to supply...

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New Bluetooth flaws could let an attacker steal...

Apple users could be affected by newly discovered Bluetooth flaws, allowing attackers to impersonate devices — even those with the newest version of Bluetooth.Researchers find new Bluetooth flawsA team at Eurecom, a research institution, has discovered a series of security weaknesses in Bluetooth technology named "BLUFFS", or Bluetooth Forward and Future Secrecy. These weaknesses are found in the Bluetooth wireless protocol and could affect billions of devices like laptops, smartphones, and other portable gadgets.


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The 2nd Generation Apple Pencil is 30% Off

Experience the best of what the Apple Pencil has to offer at a significantly reduced price. Today, the 2nd generation Apple Pencil is down to just $89.99 from its original price of $130 on Amazon. The Apple Pencil 2 is currently the best Apple Pencil when it comes to hardware and user experience. You can […]

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tvOS 17.2 developer and public beta now available

The fourth beta for the upcoming tvOS 17.2 has been seeded for testing purposes. Developers can download the tvOS 17.2 update through the Settings app on their Apple TV device. It’s worth noting that a registered account is needed to opt in through the beta program. tvOS updates are generally minor compared to ipadOS and […]

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2023 Apple Music Replay goes live

Apple Music Replay for 2023 has now rolled out to all Apple Music users. Apple Music Replay experience allows subscribers to see their top songs, playlists, stations, genres, albums, and artists for this year. Users can see a personalized Highlight Reel on the Replay webpage before going into greater detail and expanded insights. The reel […]

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Arm wants more than $0.30 per iPhone from Apple, but...

Following Arm's recent initial public offering, it has reportedly been unsuccessfully pressing Apple to pay more than $0.30 per iPhone for its intellectual property.Apple and Arm have a history that goes back decades to the Newton era. Back in the late 1980s, Apple even owned 43% of the company, but it steadily sold off its shares through the next decade.Most recently, Arm issued its first IPO, and according to Reuters, Apple has invested somewhere between $25 million and $100 million.


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Several Vision Pro models in development

New reports originating from Asia claim that Apple is working on several iterations of future Vision Pro headsets. DigiTimes recently said that Apple is building four second-generation Vision Pro models, including a successor to the first and a more budget version. The cost of producing the cheaper model is about half the first-generation model, which […]

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Apple donating $1 to (RED) for all Apple Store...

From November 28 to December 8, Apple is partnering with The Global Fund to help combat HIV/AIDS. During this limited-time initiative, Apple will donate $1 to The Global Fund for every purchase made using Apple Pay on Apple.com, through the Apple Store app, or at any Apple Store.This partnership aligns with Apple's ongoing support for global health, as a portion of (PRODUCT)RED purchase proceeds already aid The Global Fund.The funds raised aim to support critical health programs, contributing to the ongoing fight against AIDS. This initiative highlights the potential impact of consumer choices on addressing significant global challenges.


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Report: Apple Pays Less Than 30 Cents in Royalties...

Apple pays British chip architect Arm less than 30 cents per chip in royalties, The Information reports.

Apple licenses the underlying technology used in the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and HomePod from Arm. Despite being one of its biggest and most important customers, Apple represents less than five percent of Arm's annual revenue, with the company paying the least of any of Arm's smartphone chip customers. Apple pays a flat fee of less than 30 cents in royalties for each chip used in its devices, regardless of how many cores it has.

SoftBank is the owner of Arm, and in 2017, the company's CEO gathered Arm executives and...

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Apple Store Purchases Made With Apple Pay Support (...

From November 28 through December 8 this year, Apple says it will donate $1 to the life-saving organization The Global Fund for every purchase made with Apple Pay on Apple.com, in the Apple Store app, or at an Apple Store worldwide. Apple says it donation through this initiative will be limited to a maximum of $1 million.

The Global Fund aims to combat diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria throughout the developing world. Apple says its donation to the organization will continue to "help fund critical health programs that save lives."

Apple has supported The Global Fund for 17 years through its partnership with the (RED) brand, co-founded by U2 singer Bono in 2006. Apple offers several products in a (PRODUCT)RED color, ranging from iPhones to Apple Watch bands, and a portion of the proceeds from every one of...

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Apple Censored Robert De Niro's Gotham Speech

An anonymous reader shares a report: Who censored Robert De Niro? The "Killers of the Flower Moon" actor was gearing up to slam Donald Trump at Monday's Gotham Awards, but when he took the stage he discovered that the speech he planned to give had been altered at the behest of Apple, the film's producer. The company was responding to feedback from the filmmaking team that wanted the actor's remarks to be centered on the movie, according to a source.

The actor said he had not been informed of the changes, which took out any mention of the former president. De Niro, who was on hand to present "Killers of the Flower Moon" with the Gotham Historical Icon and Creator Tribute, criticized the awards show and Apple. "I don't feel like thanking them at all for what they did," he said. "How dare they do that, actually." A revised version of the speech was delivered to the teleprompter less than ten minutes before the event started, according to sources with knowledge of the show. A...

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Confusion reigns about the future of Apple's 5G...

A new leak appears to claim that Apple is ditching its plans to produce its own 5G iPhone modem, but the claim may just mean that the first effort is complete.Apple has been trying to make its own 5G modem for the iPhoneApple's iPhone currently uses 5G modems made by Qualcomm, and it is expected to continue doing so until 2026. It has, though, been working on producing its own 5G modem for some years, and it has previously been claimed that it has been having difficulties with the project.


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Apple to Discontinue Custom 5G Modem Development,...

Apple is discontinuing in-house modem development after several unsuccessful attempts to perfect its own custom 5G modem chip, according to unconfirmed reports coming out of Asia.

According to the operator of news aggregator account "yeux1122" on the Naver blog, supply chain sources related to Apple's 5G modem departments claim that the company's attempts to develop its own modem have failed so far, and that Apple is in the process of winding down its years-long investment in the project. Separately, the leaker known as @Tech_Reve today said they had heard similar reports from a Japanese supply chain source.

It's too early to say if the latest reports are accurate, but according to a September Wall Street Journal...

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Microsoft's .NET 8 with Aspire cloud-ready...

The .NET framework allows cross-platform development on Windows and Mac, and Microsoft released version 8 for both in November. Here's what that means to developers.In the late 1990s, Microsoft began work on a new framework, languages, and runtime support for desktop and web development called .NET (pronounced "dot-net"). The new languages included C# (a derivative of C), F#, and the inclusion of a new version of Microsoft's Visual Basic called Visual Basic.NET or simply "VB.NET".Microsoft announced the official release of C# at its developer conference in 2000.


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iPhone maker Foxconn plans extra $1.54 billion plant...

Foxconn is doubling its investment in India with a further $1.54 billion going to a further manufacturing plant that is expected to produce iPhone.Production in a Foxconn facilityApart from pulling out of a $19.5 billion joint venture for processor manufacturing with India firm Vedeanta, Foxconn has been stepping up its production in the country. As recently as August 2023, Foxconn was reported to be investing $500 million in two new plants in Karnataka, southern India.


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Google Drive for iPhone Gains Document Scanner...

Google Drive for iPhone and iPad has been updated to finally include the document scanning feature that has featured in the Android version of the app for almost a decade.

Rolling out over the next three days, the scanning feature can be accessed via the app's camera icon. The scanner detects the edges of a document in the viewfinder, aligns things properly, and removes all glare and tilt to achieve a clean scan ready for uploading.

Multiple pages can be scanned in a session, users can crop scans if needed, and users residing in the U.S. can receive relevant title suggestions based on machine learning, according to Google. Apple has included a similar scanning feature in...

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Tuesday November 28

Adobe Photoshop 25.2 - Professional image editor.

You can download Adobe Photoshop as a part of Creative Cloud for only $54.99/month

Adobe Photoshop is a recognized classic of photo-enhancing software. It offers a broad spectrum of tools that can turn your inspiration into incredible images, photos, composites, 3D artwork, paintings, and graphics on any device.

Photoshop has become the choice of thousands of creative professionals around the world. First introduced in 1988, it still is the world's leading image-editing software.

Intuitive and clean user interface

Although Photoshop for Mac is the most comprehensive graphics and image-editing software available in the market today, it has a very intuitive and easy-to-navigate interface.

With recently improved usability, this photo-editor has become even more enjoyable to use. The interface loads as soon as you decide to use Photoshop.

A user-friendly...

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Best Buy launches 20 days of holiday deals, MacBooks...

Forget Black Friday, hello 20 days of deals. Best Buy has launched its holiday sale, with discounted prices on MacBook Air models, OLED TVs, Lego sets and more.Best Buy 20 Days of Deals SaleSave $150 on Apple's M2 MacBook Air this week at Best Buy, with prices dropping to as low as $949. At press time, this matches the lowest price available in our M2 MacBook Air 13-inch Price Guide, with all four colors eligible for the $150 price drop.


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Automate Pulse 2 Hub review: An expensive way to...

The Automate Pulse 2 Hub allows you to control your smart curtains and shades via HomeKit — as long as your motor is compatible with the hub.Automate Pulse 2 Hub review: Showcasing Automate's designAutomate, a company that may sound unfamiliar, offers motorized rods for all types of curtains. And with the help of the Pulse 2 Hub, they can be controlled from your devices.


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Fanless AirJet Cooler Experiment Boosts MacBook Air...

Anton Shilov reports via Tom's Hardware: Engineers from Frore Systems have integrated the company's innovative solid-state AirJet cooling system, which provides impressive cooling capabilities despite a lack of moving parts, into an M2-based Apple MacBook Air. With proper cooling, the relatively inexpensive laptop matched the performance of a more expensive MacBook Pro based on the same processor. The lack of a fan is probably one of the main advantages of Apple's MacBook Air over its more performant siblings, but it also puts the laptop at a disadvantage. Fanless cooling doesn't have moving parts (which is a plus), but it also cannot properly cool down Apple's M1 or M2 processor under high loads, which is why a 13-inch MacBook Air powered by M1 or M2 system-on-chip is slower than 13-inch MacBook Pro based on the same SoC. However, making a MacBook Air run as fast as a 13-inch MacBook Pro is now possible. A video posted to YouTube by PC World shows how the AirJet system works. They...

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Apple and Goldman Sachs to part ways on Apple Card,...

Goldman Sachs to no longer issue Apple Card in about 15 months as the companies seek other financial institutions to back the card and savings account.Apple CardApple's consumer-focused credit card, called the Apple Card, has been seen as a success for Apple, but not for Goldman Sachs. After months of reports about a disgruntled Goldman Sachs, it seems the companies are ready to part ways.


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Apple Ending Apple Card Partnership With Goldman...

Apple is ending its credit card partnership with Goldman Sachs, according to The Wall Street Journal. Apple plans to stop working with Goldman Sachs in the next 12 to 15 months, and it is not yet clear if Apple has established a new partnership for the Apple Card.

Apple and Goldman Sachs will dissolve their entire consumer partnership, including the ‌Apple Card‌ and the Apple Savings account.

Rumors earlier this year suggested that Goldman Sachs wanted to get out of its relationship with Apple as part of a plan to cut back on its consumer business. Goldman Sachs at the time was said to be speaking with American Express about a possible takeover, but the ‌Apple Card‌ needs to run on the Mastercard network...

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Holiday Apple Pay Promotion Offers Discounts From...

Apple today began promoting new holiday-themed Apple Pay discounts, with a handful of stores offering deals when purchases are made with Apple Pay.

  • Banter - 40% off jewelry priced at $50 or more with promo code APPLEPAY.
  • Champion - $20 off $100 or more with promo code APPLEPAY.
  • Chewy - $5 off orders of $5 or more in the Chewy app with promo code APPLEPAY.
  • Columbia - $25 off orders of $150 or more.
  • Compartes Chocolatier - 15% off your purchase with promo code APPLEPAY.
  • Coyuchi - Extra 10% off sale items and 10% off full-priced styles with promo code APPLEPAY.
  • HotelTonight - 10% off your hotel reservation in the HotelTonight app with...
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Daily deals Nov. 28: M1 iMac for $899, 16"...

Today's hottest deals include 42% off a Hisense 58" Hisense 4K Smart Fire TV, an M1 Mac mini from $449, an M1 MacBook Pro from $1,250, 71% off an Altec Lansing Bluetooth XL Soundbucket, and more.Get an M1 24-inch M1 iMac for $899The AppleInsider team searches the internet for top-notch bargains at ecommerce retailers to create a list of fantastic deals on trending tech items, including deals on Apple products, TVs, accessories, and other gadgets. We share the top deals every day to help you get more bang for your buck.


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How to get your 2023 Apple Music Replay playlist

It's not just Spotify that has a year-end wrap-up feature — Apple Music does too! Here's how to get your Apple Music Replay playlist, today.Apple Music Replay 2023Spotify has a unique feature called Spotify Wrapped that shows off your top artists, songs, and genres of the year. It is a trendy function that gets shared all over social media at the end of each year, but Apple Music fans need not miss out. In fact, the 2023 Replay playlist has been available since January.


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Everything New in iOS 17.2 Beta 4

Apple is wrapping up development on iOS 17.2, with the update expected to come out in December. While we're getting to the end of the beta testing period, Apple is still tweaking features and adding new functionality.

We've rounded up everything new in the fourth beta of iOS 17.2.

Default Notification Sound

Under Sounds & Haptics, there's a new "Default Alerts" section that allows you to choose the sound used for all incoming notifications aside from texts, mail alerts, and calendar alerts, which already had customization options.

All of the text tones can be used for the default notification sound, plus there is an option to also change the haptic vibration of default notifications.

Collaborative Apple Music Playlists

While collaborative Apple Music playlists were introduced in an earlier version of iOS 17.2, Apple has removed the option in the fourth beta, which...

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Get the Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones at 50% Off

A Beats-branded pair of headphones will sound all the more enticing when the price is half off. Today, the Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones is down to just $99.95 from its original price of $200 on Amazon. With a brand and pedigree like Beats, you can be sure that audio quality will be up there […]

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Google Drive users report missing folders

Google Drive users have reported missing folders when they disconnected their account on the desktop app. Google’s community support site came alive recently when users began claiming that months of data had vanished from their accounts. In response, the company says in a post that they are ‘investigating reports of an issue impacting a limited […]

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Apple poised to release iOS 17.1.2

Apple is expected to release iOS 17.1.2 anytime this week. iOS 17.1.2 is considered a minor update and will have several prominent bug fixes for iPhone users. At this point, it’s still not clear what issues will be fixed, but there’s a chance that it will address the Wi-Fi connectivity concerns 17.1.1 users are having. […]

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‘Year in Review’ feature added to Apple Books

Apple has added a new feature to give users curated highlights of audiobooks and books for 2023. ‘Year in Review’ is the newest feature within Apple Books and is now live in select regions such as Germany, France, Canada, Australia, the UK, and the US. To see ‘Year in Review’, users will need to update […]

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Default no more: iOS 17 beta 4 lets you change...

Apple has solved an audio issue in its fourth beta of iOS 17.2, with users now able to change the default alert sound for notifications, and associated haptics.Following the release of iOS 17 to the public in September, users complained that they couldn't change the default notification sound, named Rebound, which replaced the previous tri-tone alert. Furthermore, it wasn't loud enough to be that handy for users, with no option to adjust the volume.At the time of the issue's discovery, there wasn't any action that users could take to fix it, other than complain to Apple and hope that a change gets made. Evidently, Apple heard the complaints.


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Best Buy Kicks Off 20 Days of Holiday Deals Event...

Best Buy's Cyber Monday sale has transitioned into a "Holiday Deals" event that's promising new discounts and offers every day for the next 20 days. For today, the focus is on a few laptop deals, including the 13-inch M2 MacBook Air.

Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

As with the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals we saw, some of the discounts below require a My Best Buy Plus or My Best Buy Total membership. These start at $49.99/year and grant members early access to sales, exclusive discounts on select products, and more.

Sitewide SaleBest Buy Holiday Deals EventMacBook Air

The highlight of the sale is Apple's 256GB 13.6-inch M2 MacBook Air for $...

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iOS 17.2 Beta Adds Option to Change Default...

The fourth beta of iOS 17.2 that Apple released today adds a much-desired feature, the option to change the default notification alert.

Under Sounds & Haptics, there's a new "Default Alerts" section that allows you to choose the sound used for all incoming notifications aside from texts, mail alerts, and calendar alerts, which already had customization options.

Apple has not previously offered an interface for tweaking the default notification sound, so this is a notable update for those who have always wanted to select a sound. All of the text tones can be used for the default notification sound.

iOS 17.2 beta 4 allows you to change the default notification sound and haptic pic.twitter.com/f7Vxny3Jcc

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Fourth tvOS 17.2 build issued for developer beta...

The fourth developer beta build of tvOS 17.2 is out now and awaiting testing as the beta process rolls on.Developers participating in the beta can pick up the latest builds via the Apple Developer Center, or by updating any Apple TV set-top boxes that are currently running the beta. Public beta builds tend to appear a short time after the developer counterparts, and the public can sign up for testing via the Apple Beta Software Program website.The fourth tvOS 17.2 developer beta arrives after the third, which Apple distributed on November 14. The second beta landed on...

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Apple seeds fourth developer beta of watchOS 10.2

Apple has made the fourth developer beta of watchOS 10.2 available for testing by beta participants.Developers can download the new watchOS betaDevelopers taking part in the beta program can acquire the latest build via the Apple Developer Center or by updating hardware already running the beta software. Public beta versions are typically offered a brief period after the developer releases, via the Apple Beta Software Program.


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Apple hands out fourth macOS 14.2 Sonoma developer...

The fourth macOS Sonoma 14.2 developer beta is out, with Apple sharing the fresh build with testers alongside RC4 of macOS Ventura 13.6.3 and macOS Monterey 12.7.2.macOS SonomaDevelopers partaking in the beta program can pick up the latest build by visiting the Apple Developer Center or updating Macs running the beta to the newest build. Public beta versions are generally available via the Apple Beta Software Program not long after the developer versions are released.


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Apple distributes fourth iOS 17.2 & iPadOS 17.2...

Apple has started to hand out the fourth developer betas of iOS 17.2 and iPadOS 17.2 to participants in its beta program.iOS 17Developers sighnbed up to the beta-testing program can get the newest builds by visiting the Apple Developer Center or by updating their iPhone or iPad through the Settings app. Public beta versions generally appear shortly after the developer versions, and public participants can sign up through the Apple Beta Software Program website.


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Apple Seeds Fourth Betas of iOS 17.2 and iPadOS 17.2...

Apple today released the fourth betas of upcoming iOS 17.2 and iPadOS 17.2 updates to developers for testing purposes, with the software coming two weeks after Apple released the the third of iOS 17.2 and iPadOS 17.2.

Registered developers are able to opt into the betas by opening up the Settings app, going to the Software Update section, tapping on the "Beta Updates" option, and toggling on the ‌iOS 17 or iPadOS 17‌ Developer Beta. An Apple ID associated with a developer account is required to download and install the beta.

The biggest new feature in iOS 17.2 is the Journal app, which can be used to record daily activities and thoughts. You can write about your day to day life, but Apple also provides...

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Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of macOS Sonoma 14.2 to...

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming macOS Sonoma 14.2 update to developers for testing purposes, with the software coming two weeks after Apple seeded the third beta of macOS Sonoma 14.2.

Registered developers can opt-in to the beta through the Software Update section of the System Settings app. Under Beta updates, toggle on the Sonoma Developer Beta. Note that an Apple ID associated with an Apple Developer account is required to get the beta.

‌macOS Sonoma‌ 14.2 adds an Apple Music Favorites playlist that houses everything you've favorited, plus Apple added support for collaborative playlists. You can now share a playlist with multiple people, and each participant can add songs.

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Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of watchOS 10.2 to Developers

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming watchOS 10.2 update to developers for testing purposes, with the beta coming two weeks after Apple seeded the third watchOS 10.2 beta.

To install the ‌watchOS 10.2‌ update, developers will need to open the Apple Watch app, go to the Software Update section under "General" in Settings, and toggle on the ‌watchOS 10‌ Developer Beta. An Apple ID linked to a developer account is required.

Once beta updates have been activated, ‌‌watchOS 10‌‌ can be downloaded under the same Software Update section. To install software, an Apple Watch needs to have 50 percent battery life and it must be placed on an Apple Watch charger.

watchOS 10.2 adds support for iMessage Contact Key Verification, a feature designed for...

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Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of tvOS 17.2 to Developers

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming tvOS 17.2 to developers for testing purposes, with the beta coming two weeks after the release of the third tvOS 17.2 beta.

Registered developers are able to download the tvOS 17.2 update by opting in to the beta through the Settings app on the Apple TV. A registered developer account is required.

tvOS updates are often minor in scale compared to other operating system updates, focusing primarily on bug fixes and smaller improvements rather than notable outward-facing changes, but tvOS 17.2 introduces an overhauled ‌Apple TV‌ app.

The app now includes a sidebar that houses content from both Apple's services and streaming services that integrate with the tvOS Watch Now feature. There are dedicated sections for Search, Watch Now, ‌...

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PDFKey Pro 4.5.1 - Edit and print password-protected...

PDFKey Pro can unlock PDF documents protected for printing and copying when you've forgotten your password. It can now also protect your PDF files with a password to prevent unauthorized access and/or restrict usage permissions. PDFKey Pro can also integrate in complex workflows using command-line tools (included).


  • Completely unlocks files restoring editing and printing capabilities
  • Supports PDF with viewing password set as well (providing the correct password)
  • Protects your PDF files with a password to prevent unauthorized access
  • Restricts usage, such as printing and copying, permissions with a password.
  • Batch processing
  • Automatic update system via UpdateFX
  • Command Line Tool to use in scripts
  • Localized in English, Italian, Russian, German, French, Polish and Dutch
  • Free support

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Skype - Voice-over-internet phone and...

Skype is a telecommunications app that provides HD video calls, instant messaging, calling to any phone number or landline, and Skype for Business for productive cooperation on the projects.

This service helps millions of individuals and businesses all over the globe stay connected and enjoy seamless e-communication in all its possible forms.

Skype offers plenty of solutions for a high-quality connection and communication over the Internet:

  • Free Skype-to-Skype audio and video calls
  • Calls to landlines and mobiles
  • Instant messaging and SMS
  • Voice messages
  • Call forwarding to your phone when you're offline
  • Call recording and live subtitles during audio and video calls
  • Screen sharing

Almost all Skype features are free and available for users at any time and anywhere. The software is compatible with all devices, including Android and iOS mobiles, desktop, tablets, Alexa, and...

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OnyX 4.5.3 - Maintenance and optimization tool.

OnyX is a multifunction utility that you can use to verify the startup disk and the structure of its system files, to run miscellaneous maintenance and cleaning tasks, to configure parameters in the Finder, Dock, Safari, and some of Apple's applications, to delete caches, to remove certain problematic folders and files, to rebuild various databases and indexes, and more.

  • Deleting the internet caches improved
  • Deleting the application logs improved
  • The hidden parameters are loaded when opening the application
  • Deleting the incomplete downloads improved
  • Added option to delete the downloaded screen saver
  • Miscellaneous corrections and improvements made
  • User Guide updated, improved, and reindexed

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Missed out on Black Friday deals on Apple? Cyber...

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over, but there are still opportunities for shoppers to snag some leftover deals on headphones, Apple Watch, and more.Save money on these continuing dealsThe end of Cyber Monday doesn't mean the end of savings. After the year's biggest shopping days, numerous deals on Apple products and related accessories remain available for those who know where to look.


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How to get started using the DOS_deck game service...

You can now play classic DOS games on your Mac in your browser, thanks to the online service DOS_deck. Here's how to use it.At the dawn of the personal computer era in the early 1980's IBM developed what is now called the PC standard with the IBM PC model 5150. Development took place at IBM's R+D facility in Boca Raton, Florida.IBM had seen the success of Apple's first hit product, the Apple II, in 1978 and decided it wanted to dominate the PC market. IBM's decision to open-source the PC hardware standard to other manufacturers allowed it to beat Apple at its own game since the Apple II standard remained closed.


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Mimestream 1.2

Adds support for inline text predictions when composing messages in macOS 14 Sonoma. ($49.99 annual subscription, free update, 12.2 MB, macOS 12+)

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Cyber Week Deals Arrive for Popular Mac App Software...

Cyber Week deals have arrived for Mac software bundles and streaming services, and in this article we're rounding up all of the best of both. This includes steep discounts on apps from Adobe, Flexibits, and Parallels, as well as the best prices of the year on Hulu, Disney+, and Paramount+ streaming services.

Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.



New users can get 50 percent off Flexibits Premium. This deal is technically for 50 percent off your next purchase on the Flexibits website, so you can choose from either the Individual or Families subscription model.

50% OFFFlexibits Premium

Flexibits Premium includes the Fantastical and Cardhop apps, and a single subscription unlocks...

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Push Back on NameDrop Privacy Insinuations

If friends or relatives are asking or telling you about how NameDrop is a privacy risk based on Facebook posts from police departments, set them straight by explaining how it's completely safe.

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What to Expect From All-New CarPlay, Still Listed as...

At WWDC in June 2022, Apple previewed the next generation of CarPlay, promising deeper integration with vehicle functions like A/C and FM radio, support for multiple displays across the dashboard, increased personalization, and more.

Apple's website still says the first vehicles with support for the next-generation CarPlay experience will be announced in "late 2023," but it has not shared any additional details heading into the final month of the year, so it's unclear if that timeframe will still be met. We have reached out to Apple for an update on the matter.

Below, we have recapped five key features to expect from the new version of CarPlay. Apple said committed automakers included Acura, Audi, Ford, Honda, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Porsche, Volvo, and a few others.

Next-Generation CarPlay Features...

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Apple Vision Pro followup expected to be a more...

A rumored cheaper variant of the Apple Vision Pro could be considerably cheaper than the initial release, with Apple aiming to reduce the cost of components by half.Apple Vision Pro at Apple ParkThe Apple Vision Pro is a very specialized piece of hardware, and with an expensive $3,499 price tag to match. While the first release will be a premium product, Apple is allegedly coming up with cheaper versions.


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Apple TV+ examines John Lennon's murder in new...

Three-part Apple TV+ documentary series "John Lennon: Murder without a Trial" will stream from December 6, 2023, and Apple has released a teaser trailer."John Lennon: Murder without a Trial" (Source: Apple)First announced in October 2023, the Apple TV+ series details Lennon's murder, and the fate of his killer, Mark David Chapman.


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Apple Books Launches New 'Year in Review'...

Apple today announced that its Books app now offers a "Year in Review" recap in select countries, including the U.S., U.K., Australia, Canada, France, and Germany. The feature requires an iPhone or iPad on iOS 17.1 or iPadOS 17.1 or later, and it can be found within the Read Now tab under Top Picks, for users with at least three titles marked as finished.

Year in Review allows Apple Books users to view personalized highlights about the books and audiobooks they read in 2023, including their total time spent reading, the longest book or audiobook they read, their most-read author and genre, their highest-rated book, and more. The recap can easily be shared with others.

How to mark books or audiobooks as finished:To add books or audiobooks, readers can tap and hold on any book in the app and choose Mark as Finished. To change the finished date...

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Apple Watch Cyber Week deals: get a Series 8 for $...

Smartwatches were a hot item this past Black Friday, but the deals are really heating up for Cyber Week. Save up to $140 on current and closeout Apple Watch models.Apple Watch Series 8 for $279First up is the closeout Apple Watch Series 8 for $279. This particular model features a 41mm Silver Aluminum Case with a White Sport Band. It has GPS functionality and originally retailed for $399, making this $120 discount a great deal heading into December. DataVision has units in stock and ready to ship for holiday gift giving at the blowout price.


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Apple Music Replay 2023 Experience Now Live

Apple today rolled out the Apple Music Replay experience for 2023, allowing subscribers to see their top artists, songs, albums, genres, playlists, and stations of the year.

Users can watch a custom Highlight Reel at the top of the Replay webpage before diving into more detailed information and expanded listening insights. The highlight reel presents a series of social media-style animated cards that show musical highlights from the past year based on your listening history. Relevant music plays in the background for each card. The highlight reel is viewable on desktop browsers, but it appears to be primarily designed for mobile devices.

After the highlight reel, users can scroll down to see featured sections with more informative breakdowns of their top albums and playlists from the past year. Users can add their Apple Music Replay 2023 playlist to the Music app...

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Apple releases 2023 top charts for Podcasts, Apple...

Apple has revealed the top books and podcasts users of Apple Books and the Apple Podcasts apps have consumed, as part of its introduction of charts covering all of 2023.Published on Tuesday, Apple has updated listings in the Apple Books and Apple Podcasts apps to display year-end charts for 2023. The charts cover the thousands of books and podcasts read or listened to by users on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and for podcasts, Apple Watch.For Podcasts, the year-end charts include localized results for almost 100 countries and regions. Shown in the Browse tab in the Podcasts...

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How to watch 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'...

Although the famous Charlie Brown Christmas special will exclusively be on Apple TV+ this year, it will be free for all to watch for a limited period. Here's how to watch it, and when it goes free.Image Credit: Apple"A Charlie Brown Christmas" is no longer airing on ABC and will not be on PBS in 2023. However, Apple TV+ subscribers can watch it anytime and from December 16 to December 17, 2023, Apple will be streaming the movie for free.


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Report: Work on Multiple Next-Gen Vision Pro...

Work on multiple next-generation Vision Pro headsets is ongoing, according to two new reports coming out of Asia.

DigiTimes claims that there are a total of four different second-generation Vision Pro headsets in development, including a direct successor to the first-generation model and a more affordable model. The nature of the other two second-generation models is unclear.

The bill of materials (BOM) for the more affordable headset will reportedly be half that of the first-generation Vision Pro to enable a significantly reduced retail price. Samples of this device are apparently set to begin production in the second half of 2024, with launch following in the second half of 2025 at the earliest.

According to a separate report from Interface News, Apple has begun to communicate with its supply chain about second- and...

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De Niro accuses Apple of censoring his speech...

Robert De Niro says that Apple or the Gotham Awards cut a political segment including criticisms of Donald Trump out of his teleprompter copy of a speech — so he read the rest from his phone.Actor Robert De Niro presented Martin Scorsese with the Gotham Historical Icon and Creator Tribute as the Gotham Awards 2023 honored the director's Apple TV+ film "Killers of the Flower Moon." However, as he concluded his speech, De Niro had much more to say — and so he said it all."I just wanna say one thing," he began. "The beginning of my speech was edited, cut out, I didn't know about it. And I wanna read it."


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North Korean hackers combine malware to attack macOS

North Korea is becoming more of an online threat, with its hackers conducting multiple campaigns and frequently targeting macOS.North Korea is among a number of countries best known for having hackers working on its behalf, and occasionally they cause major incidents. One example being the 2014 data breach of Sony Pictures, which was squarely blamed on North Korean-aligned hackers.In a report released by SentinelOne on Monday, hackers associated with North Korea are still active, and in 2023, spent a lot of time and effort attacking users of macOS.


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Apple Reveals Most Popular Podcasts of 2023

Apple today shared the most popular podcasts of 2023, with year-end charts available in the Browse tab of the Podcasts app through the end of the year. The charts include the top podcasts overall, the top new podcasts that debuted this year, the most followed podcasts, the most shared podcasts and episodes, and more.

A sample of the most popular podcasts of 2023 in the U.S., according to the Apple Podcasts app:Top Shows

1. Crime Junkie

2. The Daily

3. Dateline NBC

4. SmartLess

5. This American Life

6. Morbid

7. Up First

8. Huberman Lab

9. Hidden Brain

10. Stuff You Should Know

Top New Shows

1. Scamanda

2. The Retrievals

3. The Deck Investigates

4. Murder & Magnolias

5. Wiser Than Me with Julia Louis-Dreyfus...

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Apple's smart ring technology may not be...

Smart rings on fingers, smart bracelets on ankles, and smart lanyards around necks — far beyond the Apple Watch and AirPods, Apple has wide-ranging plans for a new wearable.Detail from the patent showing ring-shaped and ring-sized smart devices, but the technology can be used for much moreThere have been so many Apple patents and patent applications regarding smart rings that there's no question the company is taking this wearable seriously. But for the first time, a newly-granted patent has made it undeniably clear that there is much more to this device idea than putting a ring on a finger.


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Flash deal: save up to $175 on Hyper docking...

If you picked up a new MacBook over Black Friday or are simply looking for a more robust peripheral solution for your existing setup, B&H Photo is having a Hyper Deal Zone offering steep savings on docking stations and USB-C hubs.Now through 11:59pm ET (or while supplies last), shoppers can pick up a Hyper dock or hub for as low as $49.99 at B&H Photo.Shop the Deal Zone


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Some Google Drive Users' Files Have...

Google Drive users have been warned not to disconnect their account within the Google Drive for desktop app, after a spate of reports of files going missing from the cloud service.

Alarm bells began ringing last week on Google's community support site when some users reported files mysteriously disappearing from Google Drive, with some posters claiming six or months of data had vanished.

As noted by The Register, one user logged into Google Drive to find things as they were in May 2023, with everything saved since that date gone, despite attempts by Google's support team to help them recover the files. Currently, the thread of complaints has 217 users who clicked the "I have the same question."


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Take a first look at Vision Pro's 3D virtual...

Apple Vision Pros 3D wallpaper has now been shown off by a developer, revealing how the headset can present apps and controls as if floating in a 3D environment like a wintry Yosemite.Vision Pro controls floating in a wintry Yosemite environmentApple Vision Pro is now expected to launch in March, according to the latest rumors, and users will initially see apps as if they are floating in your own room, or whatever space they are in. But just as Mac and iPad can have different wallpapers and desktops, Vision Pro can present your apps immersed in a totally different environment.

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Vanpowers UrbanGlide Pro E-Bike review: Navigates...

The Vanpowers UrbanGlide Pro is a solid e-bike for cyclists of all experience levels to make the most of bike paths and cities.E-bikes are quickly becoming a popular mode of transportation in cities, as many commuters and delivery workers rely on them to save time and reduce expenses. The usefulness of a bike that can transport you across the city without leaving you exhausted is invaluable in urban areas.The Vanpowers UrbanGlide Pro does exactly that, coming out of the box with almost all the items someone needs to traverse a city by bicycle. You can ride safely and conveniently for leisure or errands with a front and tail light, bell, and a 25 kg (~55 lbs) capacity rear rack.


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Save up to $50 on Logitech keyboards & mice for...

Kit your Mac out with Logitech peripherals and accessories, with a site-wide sale offering up to $50 off orders.Logitech's holding a site-wide saleStarting from November 28, peripherals maker Logitech is holding a sitewide deal which, as the name suggests, covers a wide array of products available from its online store. That makes it a great opportunity to upgrade your home Mac setup.


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iPad & iPad Pro buyer's guide: which iPad...

The iPad lineup may have missed out on big changes in 2023, but there are still a lot of choices to make. Here's how to choose the best tablet to buy.Which iPad is best for youApple covers a wide spectrum of price points with its iPad and iPad Pro range, much like other areas of its vast empire. At the low-cost value-oriented end of the scale, you have the 9th-generation iPad, while the high performance of the iPad Pro line occupies the premium sector.


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M2 MacBook Air Gets Speed Boost With This Novel...

Apple's 15-inch MacBook Air doesn't have a fan, and instead uses a passive heat spreader to conduct heat away from Apple's energy efficient M2 chip. Curious to know if performance could be further improved with an active cooling solution, Frore Systems installed its own novel solid-state active cooling system into the laptop and subjected it to several benchmarks, with some impressive results.

Frore Systems is a startup with $116 million in funding, and its flagship product is the AirJet Mini, a virtually silent thermal solution with a piezoelectric cooling chip that its makers claim performs better than fans. Inside the AirJet are tiny membranes that vibrate at ultrasonic frequencies, pulling air into inlet vents at the top of the AirJet that exits through the bottom as high-velocity pulsating jets.

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Monday November 27

How to delete macOS Sonoma's live wallpapers

Apple added dynamic desktop wallpapers in macOS Sonoma, but not everyone wants them. Here's how to remove the new additions from your Mac.The Mac has supported the ability to change your desktop's background image for decades - even dating back to the original Mac.With the release of macOS 14 Sonoma in 2023 Apple added the ability to set dynamic, or animated wallpapers as your desktop. This is a cool feature, but it can both consume extra storage space on your Startup Disk as well as put an increased processing load on your Mac.


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Sketchy report says 400,000 Apple Vision Pro units...

A Chinese publication suggests Apple plans to sell millions of Apple Vision Pro units in its first three years, but the supply chain reporting is sketchy at best.Apple Vision ProApple Vision Pro is expected to ship in early 2024, and all signs point to Apple achieving that window. However, supply chain reports vary on exactly how many units Apple will ship in the first year.


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Last-minute Cyber Monday MacBook deals offer up to $...

Cyber Monday is nearing an end, presenting various last-minue offers on different MacBook models for Apple users.Holiday shoppers can find deals on various MacBooksThis year, the discounts are particularly exciting, with substantial price reductions across various models, including the latest MacBook Pros with M3 chips and older models with M1 and M2 chips. For Apple fans and tech-savvy shoppers alike, these deals are not just promotions but opportunities to acquire premium technology at more accessible prices.


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Police Departments and News Sites Spreading...

Apple with iOS 17.1 and watchOS 10.1 introduced a new NameDrop feature that is designed to allow users to place Apple devices near one another to quickly exchange contact information. Sharing contact information is done with explicit user permission, but some news organizations and police departments have been spreading misinformation about how functions.

As noted by The Washington Post, there have been warnings about NameDrop popping up on FaceTime. Police departments in Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Ohio, and other states have been suggesting that contact information can be shared "just by bringing your phones close together." From the City of Chester Police Department in Ohio:IMPORTANT PRIVACY UPDATE: If you have an iPhone and have done the recent iOS 17 update,...

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Amazon slashes prices on Canon, Nikon, Sony with...

Whether you're starting your photography career or just getting into the hobby, these Amazon digital camera deals make it more affordable to find the gear you need to capture the best images.Amazon's Cyber Monday deals mean up to $500 in savings on camera gear. Amazon has massive discounts on the major players in the photography industry, including the $500 discount on the Canon RF 70-300mm lens. Also carrying $500 in savings is the Nikon D850 FX camera body.


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Google Drive users complain of missing files, months...

Cloud storage service Google Drive is losing user files, and engineers warn users to avoid making changes or troubleshooting while the issue is investigated and resolved.Missing files on Google DriveCloud storage solutions like iCloud or Google Drive allow users to access files from anywhere but are far from perfect systems. As with any data container, users must keep data backups to prevent accidental data loss.


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Best Buy Takes Up to $300 Off MacBooks for Cyber...

Best Buy's Cyber Monday event has some of the best Apple deals online today, including record low prices on Apple's MacBook Air and MacBook Pro computers. Additionally, we're seeing great deals on TVs, audio equipment, smart home products, and more.

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My Best Buy Plus and My Best Buy Total members will be able to shop exclusive deals during this time, and save even more compared to non-members. This includes those all-time low prices on MacBook Air and MacBook Pro notebooks. You can sign up for these memberships on Best Buy's website, and prices start at $49.99/year.

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B&H unveils steeper Cyber Monday Apple discounts...

B&H has cut prices further well into Cyber Monday, with MacBook Air, Mac mini, and even new M3 MacBook Pros getting larger discounts.We're tracking B&H's Cyber Monday Apple sale to bring you only the best bargains on the latest gear, as well as blowout deals you can't afford to miss. Find discounts on new M3 MacBook Pro models, M2 Mac mini systems that now start at just $479, and MacBook Air flash savings.Shop the CM sale


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How to use Reactions in video calls in iOS 17 and...

Just as macOS Sonoma has introduced gesture-based reactions in video calls, the same feature has come to iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 to add augmented reality graphics to your video calls. Here's how to use the feature on your iPhone or iPad.iOS 17 brings balloons and other familiar reactions to video calls.The "Reactions" feature on iOS and iPadOS carries into the FaceTime app as well as third-party video conferencing apps available on iOS and iPadOS. They can be activated with hand gestures, or by a menu accessible in FaceTime by pressing and holding on your tile in a FaceTime call.


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Big brands keep dropping X over antisemitism; $75M...

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The latest advertiser fallout on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, could end up costing Elon Musk's company much more than the $11 million in revenue that the company previously estimated could be "at risk" due to backlash over antisemitic content on X.

According to internal X sales team documents reviewed by The New York Times...

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Cyber Monday price drop: get Apple's M2 Mac...

B&H is offering the best possible deal on the M2 Mac mini, with $120 off the cheapest model as part of its Cyber Monday sales.Secure an M2 Mac mini today for $479.Retailers have been competing to offer Apple's Mac mini at the cheapest price for Cyber Monday, and it seems B&H has pulled ahead of the pack. Normally priced at $599, this M2 Mac mini is being sold for just $479.


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Hands-On With the 24-Inch M3 iMac

Apple in October refreshed the iMac and MacBook Pro, introducing the first M3 chips with 3-nanometer processors. We've already checked out the MacBook Pro with M3 Pro and the MacBook Pro with M3 Max, so we thought we'd wrap up our M3 review series with the ‌iMac‌.

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If you have an M1 ‌iMac‌, you're not going to notice any physical differences between the old model and the new model with the M3 chip, because Apple didn't make any updates to the design or the color offerings.

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Start your New Year's fitness goals early with...

The holidays offer us a prime excuse for neglecting our health, but with these fitness deals from Amazon for Cyber Monday, you can stay on the right path even before the New Year's resolutions kick in.The best fitness gear on sale from Amazon.Save big on exercise equipment and tech accessories to keep you in the best shape of your life. Check out the $350 discount on the original Peloton stationary bike or the rock-bottom price on the Apple Watch SE 2, now sitting at a 30-day low of only $179.


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Cyber Monday deals: Apple Pencil 2 $79, $100 off...

Today's top deals include $600 off a 75" Sony Class Bravia XR Smart TV, an 11" iPad Pro for $699, 24% off a Denon 9.4-channel receiver, $100 off Bose QuietComfort wireless Bluetooth headphones, and more.Save $600 on a Sony Bravia XR TVThe AppleInsider crew combs the web for unbeatable deals at e-commerce stores to develop a list of stellar bargains on popular tech products, including MacBook Pro savings, TV markdowns, accessory discounts, and bargains on other gadgets. We post our top finds daily to help you save money.


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iOS 17.1.2 Update for iPhone Likely to Be Released...

Apple will likely release iOS 17.1.2 this week, based on mounting evidence of the software in our website's analytics logs in recent days.

As a minor update, iOS 17.1.2 should be focused on bug fixes, but it's unclear exactly which issues might be addressed. Some users have continued to experience Wi-Fi issues on iOS 17.1.1, so perhaps iOS 17.1.2 will include the same fix for Wi-Fi connectivity issues that Apple already included in the iOS 17.2 beta. Some users have also experienced minor bugs related to push notifications, HomeKit, and more.

iOS 16.1.2 was released during the week after U.S. Thanksgiving last year, so there is precedent for a bug-fix update being released this week.

iOS 17.1.2 would be the second bug-fix update for the iPhone this month after iOS 17.1.1, which fixed a BMW wireless...

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The AirPods Pro 2 with USB-C Case is $60 Off

If you think before that upgrading to the same AirPods Pro 2 isn’t worth the price, then this deal is for you. Today, the AirPods Pro 2 USB-C is down to just $189.99 from its original price of $250 on Amazon. Having the USB-C charging case finally brings all your daily devices under one charging […]

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How Apple's 40 years of learning &...

How are competitors so bad at what Apple has been so good at? The answer to this question can tell us a great deal about the upcoming Apple Vision Pro.Apple Vision ProLast week I asked if Apple Vision Pro can reinvent the computer, again. I did it with the intent of showing how Apple has been unique in delivering waves of innovative and ground-breaking new advances in the industry of personal computing: Mac, iPod, iPhone, iPad and so on, leading up towards its upcoming release of Vision Pro.


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Apple reveals 2023 Artist of the Year

Apple Music recently crowned Taylor Swift as Apple Music Artist of the Year for 2023. The record-breaking singer-songwriter has had a banner year, with 65 songs going up the platform’s Global Daily Top 100 charts in the first ten months of the year. Apple VP of Beats and Apple Music Oliver Schusser said that the […]

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Paris hosts latest iPhone photography exhibition

Salon Corderie was the latest venue for esteemed photographers who showcased their works using the iPhone. A photography exhibition in Paris, titled ‘I Remember You’ was recently opened on November 10 and featured prominent photographers, namely Stefan Ruiz, Mika Ninagawa, Vivien Lu, Karl Hab, and Malin Fezehai. The theme was things, places, and people that […]

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Apple Fitness+ vs. Peloton Buyer's Guide

Apple's fitness streaming service, Apple Fitness+, continues to be a strong competitor to Peloton, a well-established service that has become a significant player in the digital fitness space. Both Apple Fitness+ and Peloton offer a range of polished workout routines, delivered by enthusiastic instructors and accompanied by motivating music playlists.

As both subscription services share several similarities, such as offering a variety of workouts that require little to no equipment, it might not be immediately obvious which one is the better choice for individual needs. Our guide aims to answer this question by providing a comprehensive comparison of these two fitness subscription services, taking into account their latest features and pricing.

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Apple publishes this year’s finalists for the App...

App Store Editors have recognized finalists made up of app and game developers in this year’s App Store Awards. iPhone app of the year finalists include Duolingo, Flighty, and AllTrails, while in the game of the year division are Vampiree Survivors, Honkai: Star Rail, and Afterplace. On the iPad app finalists are Pret-a-Makeup, DaVinci Resolve, […]

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CrossOver 23.7.0 - Run Windows apps on your Mac.

CrossOver can get your Windows productivity applications and PC games up and running on your Mac quickly and easily. CrossOver runs the Windows software that you need on Mac at home, in the office, or at school without purchasing a Windows license, without rebooting your computer, and without having to use a virtual machine. And CrossOver can run a wide range of Windows software.

Easy Installs! Many Windows titles can be installed using our CrossTie technology. If you have CrossOver installed, and have the installer for your Windows software, simply click the button in our Compatibility Database, and CrossOver will automatically install your application for you!

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Is 8GB of RAM Enough for MacBook Pro?

The debate over whether 8GB of RAM is sufficient for a MacBook Pro has long been a topic of contention. The controversy goes back to at least 2012, when Apple launched the first MacBook Pro with Retina display, which started with 8GB of RAM. In 2023, Apple still offers 8GB as the base configuration for its latest 14-inch MacBook Pro. Coupled with the significant cost of upgrading to higher memory options, Apple's decision has once again sparked discussions about the adequacy and value of this configuration.

Of course, Macs have changed a lot over the last decade. For one, Apple no longer relies on Intel processors to power its machines, having developed its own Apple silicon, which is faster and more power efficient. This is because Apple's custom chips use "system-on-a-chip" (SoC) architecture, which...

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Best Cyber Monday Apple Accessory Deals Available...

Yesterday we shared a huge list of deals on Apple products for Cyber Monday, and now we're shifting our focus to accessory sales from popular third-party retailers. This includes discounts from Sonos, Twelve South, Nomad, Satechi, and many more.

Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

Many Cyber Monday deals are known to sell out fast, so keep that in mind when browsing our posts and shopping online today. If you see something you're interested in, be sure to snag it quickly. You can also check out Cyber Monday deals on Apple products in our individual posts listed below.

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Grab a 15-inch MacBook Air with 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD...

Best Buy has Apple's 15-inch MacBook Air in midnight blue for a steep Cyber Monday discount — that's even steeper when you're a member.Save on Apple's 15-inch MacBook Air.Cyber Monday sales aren't going to last into Tuesday, obviously, but there are some that you know will surely run out sooner — and this is a great one. For a little more than the cost of a base-model 15-inch MacBook Air, you can score a much better version.


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Default Folder X 6.0.2

Brings bug fixes and improvements to the recently upgraded Open/Save dialog utility. ($39.95 new, free update, 17.3 MB, macOS 10.13+)

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Zoom 5.16.10

Changes the local storage duration for free accounts to one year. (Free, 119.2 MB, macOS 10.11+)

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Agenda 18.3

Adds support for grouping notes in projects and overviews by their Done status. (Free with a $34.99 Premium subscription or $119.99 one-time Premium purchase, free update for subscribers, 73 MB, macOS 10.14+)

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Apple Pay will get same regulatory oversight as...

In legislation heading to parliament within days, Australia intends to make Apple Pay and other digital payment platforms deal with the same level of regulatory oversight as credit cards.Apple Pay on an Apple WatchAustralia has attempted to try and regulate digital wallet apps and payment platforms like Apple Pay, Google Pay, and others for some time. On Wednesday, new legislation will be introduced to the country's parliament, in a bid to change laws and affect how the apps and services are regulated.


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Hue Contact Sensor gets HomeKit, Sonos rumors,...

On this week's episode of the HomeKit Insider podcast, your hosts go over new product releases from the past week, discuss Sonos headphone rumors, and review a few products.HomeKit InsiderThis past week, we saw the Briiv Pro indoor air purifier hit Kickstarter. We reviewed the original model and it uses more eco-friendly materials for its filter such as coconut husks and moss.


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Astropad Darkboard review: a perfectly portable...

Make drawing on your iPad easier with the Astropad Darkboard, an ergonomically designed iPad artboard that can go anywhere you do.Astropad Darkboard reviewHaving the right tools at your disposal can make a huge difference in digital art and design. Astropad's Darkboard iPad stand is an exceptional piece of hardware that caters to the needs of artists, illustrators, and creative professionals.


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New multi-national AI security guidelines are...

The United States, United Kingdom, and 16 other countries want to keep the development of AI systems secure, but a framework issued by the group offers common sense recommendations, and lacks firm action points.Introduced on Sunday by the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the UK's National Cyber Security Centre, the "Guidelines for Secure AI System Development is a document that advises on the development of artificial intelligence systems.The intention is to help developers of systems that use AI to "make informed cybersecurity decisions at every stage of the development process," explains CISA. They also provide recommendations that "emphasize the importance of adhering to Secure by Design principles."


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Tower 10.2.1 - Version control with Git made easy.

Tower is a Git client for OS X that makes using Git easy and more efficient. Users benefit from its elegant and comprehensive interface and a feature set that lets them enjoy the full power of Git.

Tower abstracts Git's complexity in an easy-to-use interface. For example, lots of actions can be performed simply via drag-and-drop, and mistakes can be undone easily. Advanced users can increase their productivity with features like single line staging, submodule support, or the file history.


  • git-svn support
  • File history
  • git-flow support
  • Submodule support
  • git-lfs support
  • Blame view
  • Single-line staging (per-line committing)
  • Cherry-picking
  • Discard chunks/lines
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How a Surfshark iPhone VPN improves your internet...

Staying safe on the internet no longer comes down to not believing everything you read; the best way to remain private and secure when using your internet-connected devices is to use a VPN from Surfshark.Surfshark Cyber Monday deal saves you 86%Surfshark provides cybersecurity tools for consumers worldwide, and an iPhone VPN delivers unparalleled protection against malicious activity and unlocks additional content that is unavailable with an unsecured internet connection. It's a tool all Apple users should have in their digital toolbox, regardless of how you use your device.


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Run Windows apps on Mac for up to 70% off with...

CodeWeavers' CrossOver lets you run Windows apps on a Mac without installing Windows, and only for Cyber Monday, it's available for up to 70% off.Windows games running on a Mac under CrossOverCrossOver makes Windows apps appear to simply be Mac ones and work without you having to install Windows and a Windows emulator — or pay for licences for those.


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MacCleanse 12.5 - $29.95 (75% off)

MacCleanse is the product of thousands of hours of intense research and development. It meticulously scans all of the nooks and crannies of a computer for unnecessary junk that can take up huge amounts of disk space! Because of this, Apps in MacCleanse are also uninstalled correctly, catching the numerous logs, caches, plugins, and other resources left behind versus simply dragging them to the Trash. Your privacy is protected and computer performance enhanced by MacCleanse as it wipes your web and app histories, and can toggle resource-hungry extensions!

  • Fixed crash when computing the last opened date for files when the system does not get a valid attribute.

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BetterTouchTool 4.333 - Customize multi-touch...

BetterTouchTool adds many new, fully customizable gestures to the Magic Mouse, Multi-Touch MacBook trackpad, and Magic Trackpad.

These gestures are customizable:

Magic Mouse:

  • Pinch in / out (zoom)
  • Single-finger tap left
  • Single-finger tap right
  • Single-finger tap middle
  • Single-finger tap
  • Single-finger click middle
  • Two-finger tap
  • Two-finger click
  • Two-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
  • Two-finger tip tap left/right
  • Three-finger tap
  • Three-finger click
  • Three-finger swipe (up/down/left/right)
  • Four-finger swipe up/down
  • Four-finger click
  • TipTap left/right


  • Single-finger tap top-left
  • Single-finger tap top-right
  • Single-finger tap top-middle
  • Single-finger tap bottom-left
  • Single-finger tap bottom-right
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LibreOffice - Free, open-source office suite.

LibreOffice is an office suite (word processor, spreadsheet, presentations, drawing tool) compatible with other major office suites. The Document Foundation is coordinating development and maintenance of this OpenOffice.org fork.

Note: While the software is classified as free, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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CleanMyMac X 4.14.5 - Delete files that waste your...

CleanMyMac X makes space for the things you love. Sporting a range of ingenious new features, CleanMyMac lets you safely and intelligently scan and clean your entire system, delete large, unused files, reduce the size of your iPhoto library, uninstall unneeded apps or fix the ones that started to work improperly, manage all your extensions from one place and do much more - all from one newly designed and beautifully simple interface.

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Chromium 121.0.6152.0 - Fast and stable open-source...

Chromium is an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all Internet users to experience the web.

  • List of changes available here.

Version for Apple Silicon

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Every M3 MacBook Pro & iMac is up to $250 off...

Exclusive Cyber Monday deals on Apple's new M3 MacBook Pro and iMac offer up to $250 in savings on top of a bonus coupon on AppleCare.This is not a case where only certain configurations from the M3 MacBook Pro and iMac lines are discounted. There's no need to compromise on the model you desire, as exclusive coupon code APINSIDER at Adorama is valid on every single set of specs carried by the Apple Authorized Reseller.Use code APINSIDER


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75 Cyber Monday deals for Apple fans to save you up...

The deals of Black Friday carry on for yet another day, with Cyber Monday being the online counterpart to the sales event. Here's the best Apple Cyber Monday deals across not only its hardware line, but on accessories, software and even more.If you're in the market for a high-end MacBook Pro, a pair of AirPods Pro as a holiday gift, or even a new Apple Pencil for your iPad, there's a good chance that what you need will be in our bumper deals roundup list below.Headphones


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Get a loaded M1 Max MacBook Pro 16-inch for as low...

A pair of Cyber Monday deals on the M1 Max versions of 16-inch MacBook Pro offer substantial savings of up to $1,800, but quantities may be limited.Two 16-inch MacBook Pro models are entering the B&H Deal Zone, delivering outstanding savings for Cyber Monday. Depending on the model, you can save between $1,300 and $1,800 on the purchase.Both versions have M1 Max chips, complete with the 10-core CPU and 32-core GPU. They're also sold in Space Gray only, not Silver.


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Best AirPods Cyber Monday deals offer up to $100 in...

Cyber Monday deals on Apple AirPods are well underway, with Amazon reissuing price drops of up to $100 off and models as low as $79.99.Our AirPods Price Guide is tracking the best Cyber Monday bargains on Apple's line of earbuds and over-ear headphones, and stock has been replenished for the $79.99 AirPods with Lightning Case promo. AirPods Max, meanwhile, are selling out quickly, but you can still snap up a couple of color options at $100 off, bringing the cost down to $449.99.

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Apple iPad Smart Keyboard Folio prices are on Holiday sale for only $79 at Amazon, or 50% off MSRP: – iPad Smart Folio Keyboard for iPad (7th-9th gen)/iPad Air (3rd gen): $79 $79 (50%) off MSRP This... Read more
Apple Watch Series 9 models are now on Holida...
Walmart has Apple Watch Series 9 models now on Holiday sale for $70 off MSRP on their online store. Sale prices available for online orders only, in-store prices may vary. Order online, and choose... Read more
Holiday sale this weekend at Xfinity Mobile:...
Switch to Xfinity Mobile (Mobile Virtual Network Operator..using Verizon’s network) and save $500 instantly on any iPhone 15, 14, or 13 and up to $800 off with eligible trade-in. The total is applied... Read more
13-inch M2 MacBook Airs with 512GB of storage...
Best Buy has the 13″ M2 MacBook Air with 512GB of storage on Holiday sale this weekend for $220 off MSRP on their online store. Sale price is $1179. Price valid for online orders only, in-store price... Read more
B&H Photo has Apple’s 14-inch M3/M3 Pro/M...
B&H Photo has new Gray and Black 14″ M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max MacBook Pros on Holiday sale this weekend for $100-$200 off MSRP, starting at only $1499. B&H offers free 1-2 day delivery to most... Read more
15-inch M2 MacBook Airs are $200 off MSRP on...
Best Buy has Apple 15″ MacBook Airs with M2 CPUs in stock and on Holiday sale for $200 off MSRP on their online store. Their prices are among the lowest currently available for new 15″ M2 MacBook... Read more
Get a 9th-generation Apple iPad for only $249...
Walmart has Apple’s 9th generation 10.2″ iPads on sale for $80 off MSRP on their online store as part of their Cyber Week Holiday sale, only $249. Their prices are the lowest new prices available for... Read more
Space Gray Apple AirPods Max headphones are o...
Amazon has Apple AirPods Max headphones in stock and on Holiday sale for $100 off MSRP. The sale price is valid for Space Gray at the time of this post. Shipping is free: – AirPods Max (Space Gray... Read more
Apple AirTags 4-Pack back on Holiday sale for...
Amazon has Apple AirTags 4 Pack back on Holiday sale for $79.99 including free shipping. That’s 19% ($20) off Apple’s MSRP. Their price is the lowest available for 4 Pack AirTags from any of the... Read more
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Looking for more than one set of Apple AirPods this Holiday shopping season? Verizon has a great deal for you. From today through December 31st, buy one set of AirPods on Verizon’s online store, and... Read more

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