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Monday January 30

07:38
Daily Deals Jan. 30: $600 off 16" MacBook Pro...

Some of the most valuable deals we found today include 19% off Beats Studio 3 headphones, 76% off an OKP Life K2 robot vacuum, 64% off a Klipsch home theater speaker system, and 50% off 3 iPhone fast chargers.Save up to $600 on Apple.The AppleInsider Team searches the web for deals at online retailers to develop a list of unbeatable deals on great tech products, including discounts on Apple products, TVs, accessories, and other gadgets. We post our best finds in our Daily Deals post to help you save money.

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07:26
Deals: Amazon Introduces New Sales on iPad Magic...

Today we're tracking a few deals on cases for the iPhone and iPad. Specifically, this includes the Magic Keyboard case for the 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro, as well as Clear, Silicone, and Leather cases for the iPhone 14 family of smartphones.

iPad Keyboards

Starting with the 11-inch iPad Pro Magic Keyboard, Amazon has this accessory for $249.99 in White and Black, down from $299.00. This is a second-best price on the 11-inch Magic Keyboard, and only Amazon has this price.

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$49 OFF11-inch Magic Keyboard for $249.99

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07:17
HomePod shipping delays, HomePod mini 16.3 update,...

The new HomePod is already seeing shipping delays, while we go further into the HomePod 16.3 update, and also conclude some personal Homekit projects.HomeKit InsiderIn last week's episode, we tested out some of the new features of the HomePod 16.3 update. So this week it's time to go into more detail on some smaller changes in the update and your hosts share their experiences after using it for the past week.

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06:00
Foldable iPad Could Arrive as Early as Next Year

Apple could be on track to release a foldable iPad as early as next year, according to supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. From a report: "I'm positive about the foldable iPad in 2024 and expect this new model will boost shipments and improve the product mix," he tweeted early Monday. Kuo expects it to be joined by a revamped iPad Mini, due to enter mass production in early 2024. Kuo didn't offer many new details on the rumored iPad foldable, but said that it will feature a "carbon fiber" kickstand produced by Chinese component manufacturer Anjie Technology.


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05:59
Act Now and You Can Take $50 Off the Corsair K70 Pro...

A shiny and new mechanical keyboard allows you to step up your game in terms of productivity and gaming response. Today, the Corsair K70 ...

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05:56
iPhone and iPad displays stolen in Lancaster County...

Local police are looking into a series of Apple product thefts within the Lancaster County. The male suspects were caught on camera and apparently ...

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05:54
Pitsea van theft includes Apple MacBook and Louis...

A man recently reported his van stolen in Pitsea along with £5,000 worth of goods. Jude Moore was returning to his Fiat Fiorino van ...

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05:52
Florida couple receives threats after their iPhone...

Fox 35 recently reported how a couple in Florida started getting several threats after the theft of their iPhone. It’s not unusual for iPhones ...

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05:31
Samsung Display's Complaint to US ITC against...

On January 04, Patent Apple posted a report title "Apple Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo Surprises with Prediction that BOE will Overtake Samsung for iPhone 15 and 15 Pro Displays." The news rattled the Korea's display industry and they instantly began to make it known in the press that they were highly skeptical of this rumor. Yet Samsung Display is taking this threat very seriously and has begun ...

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04:55
Apple Is Now Making AirPods Components in India

A U.S.-based Apple supplier has begun making components for AirPods in India, marking a significant step in the tech giant's push to expand production in the country, reports Bloomberg.

According to the news outlet, the Indian unit of Florida-based electronics manufacturer Jabil has begun shipping plastic AirPods enclosures to China and Vietnam, making the earbuds the second Apple product after iPhones to be made in India.

The move is part of Apple's plan to reduce its production reliance on China, where lockdown disruptions and US trade restrictions have made manufacturing more risky.

According to Jabil's website, the company operates a 858,000 square foot (80,000 square meter) facility employing more than 2,500 workers in Pune, western India.

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04:54
Inside Apple Third Street Promenade: a luxe temple...

Continuing an occasional series profiling Apple's most interesting retail stores, AppleInsider ventures to Apple's Third Street Promenade store in Santa Monica, California.Apple Third Street Promenade - Santa Monica,CALocated on Santa Monica's infamous shopping esplanade, Apple Third Street Promenade draws the eye despite the competing sights and smells of the promenade, like perfume emitting from clothing stores, the homely cinnamon-butter aroma of pretzel stands, lights of street performers, and the cacophony of excited yells and foot traffic.

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04:17
LG Innotek's first Smart-Plant will mass...

In February 2022, Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Supplier LG Innotek plans to produce High-End Flip-Chips in 2023 likely aimed for Apple's M-Series Processors." Today LG Innotek announced that it plans to start full-scale operation of its new factory for flip chip (FC)-ball grid array (BGA

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04:15
14-Inch vs. 16-Inch MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide:...

The high-end MacBook Pro is available in 14-inch and 16-inch sizes, starting at $1,999 and $2,499, so which should you choose?

While the two machines have more similarities than Macs offered in different sizes from previous years, the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models have at least six noticeably different design aspects, features, and capabilities, so should you consider purchasing the smaller MacBook Pro, or spending at least $500 more for the larger model? Our guide helps to answer the question of how to decide which of these two high-end MacBook Pro models is best for you.

Similarities Overview

  • Mini-LED Liquid Retina XDR display with up to 1,000 nits sustained brightness, 1,600 nits peak brightness, P3 wide color, True Tone, and ProMotion
  • M2 Pro and ‌M2‌ Max chip options with up to 12-core CPU and 38-core GPU
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04:03
Crash Detection calls help for terrifying accident...

Emergency services were summoned by the iPhone's Crash Detection feature to a fatal accident that saw five people injured and four horses die.iPhone 14 has Crash DetectionPolice were notified at 1:45 am on Monday that there was a car accident near the Batman Highway at Rowella, Tasmania. A white Ford Ranger left the highway and hit a tree stump, rolling the attached horse trailer.

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03:50
Ming-Chi Kuo predicts first Folding iPad for...

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is predicting a folding iPad will launch as early as ...

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03:41
Apple starts making AirPods components in India

Apple has taken another step closer to moving AirPods production out of China, with suppliers in India now producing components.In October 2022, it was reported that Apple was asking suppliers to move some AirPods and Beats earbuds manufacturing away from China and to India. Now Apple supplier Jabil has begun manufacturing of AirPods enclosures.According to Bloomberg, the enclosures or plastic bodies, are then being shipped to manufacturers in both China and Vietnam for assembly. The publication says it's the first time an Indian supplier has been used for anything but the iPhone.

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03:30
Documents 8.3.3 review: File manager best for PDF...

The Documents app by Readdle is a self-proclaimed super app to organize files across devices and cloud-based platforms, but its strength may also be its weakness.Documents files manager app by ReaddleReaddle's Documents app is a popular file manager app with over 400,000 ratings in the App Store. In addition to being a feature-rich file manager, it has the capability of a media player, PDF editor, and a VPN-enabled browser.

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01:11
Kuo: Apple Likely to Launch Refreshed iPad Mini...

Apple will launch a new iPad mini next year with mass production set to begin in the first quarter, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

In a series of tweets, Kuo said there may be no new iPad releases in the next nine to 12 months, since "the iPad mini refresh is more likely to begin mass production in 1Q24."

Kuo in December said he expected mass shipments of an updated iPad mini to start towards the end of 2023 or in the first half of 2024, so his latest tweets indicate the analyst no longer believes it will launch before the end of this year.

In his previous thoughts on the subject, Kuo said a new processor will be the main selling point of the new iPad mini, suggesting that the device will receive only a spec bump.

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00:55
Kuo: Apple to Release Foldable iPad With Carbon...

Apple will launch a foldable iPad with a carbon fiber kickstand sometime next year, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

In a series of tweets, Kuo said he expects an "all-new design foldable ‌iPad‌" to be the next big product launch in the ‌iPad‌ lineup, with no major ‌iPad‌ releases in the next nine to 12 months. The analyst said he was "positive" that the foldable device would arrive in 2024, but did not provide a more specific timeframe.

The analyst's latest survey indicates that a carbon fiber material will be used for the ‌iPad‌'s kickstand to make it light and durable. Chinese polishing and bonding supplier Anjie Technology will be the new beneficiary of the foldable ‌iPad‌, said Kuo.

This isn't the first time we have heard rumors of Apple planning to launch a foldable ‌...

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00:35
New folding iPad and refreshed iPad mini 7 now in...

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suspects there will be no new iPads in 2023, and that the expected folding iPad will be released in 2024 with a carbon fiber stand.A current non-folding iPad ProKuo has previously predicted that a refreshed iPad mini could be released in late 2023, but might slip to early 2024. He's now saying that later date is the most likely.

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00:06
Maintenance 2.9.9 - System maintenance utility.

Maintenance is a system maintenance and cleaning utility. It allows you to run miscellaneous tasks of system maintenance:

  • Check the the structure of the disk
  • Repair permissions
  • Run periodic scripts
  • Reset Spotlight's index
  • Rebuild the LaunchServices database
  • Delete application, font, and system cache



  • Issue corrected that occurred when checking for an update on standard user
  • Issue corrected that sometimes occurred when displaying the Maintenance log
  • Deleting the internet caches improved
  • Deleting the application caches improved
  • User Guide updated, improved, and reindexed



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00:01
Get Fast and Reliable External SSD Storage at $70 Off

Having an external SSD can be a lifesaver if you need to transfer data, files, or documents on the go. Today, you can shave ...

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00:01
Deeper 2.8.8 - Enable hidden features in macOS.

Deeper is a personalization utility for macOS which allows you to enable and disable the hidden functions of the Finder, Dock, QuickTime, Safari, iTunes, login window, Spotlight, and many of Apple's applications, and more.



  • Issue corrected that occurred when checking for an update on standard user
  • Issue corrected that sometimes prevented changing the image background of the login window
  • Issue corrected that sometimes occurred when displaying the Deeper log
  • Added option to change the text size of help tags
  • Miscellaneous improvements made
  • User Guide updated, improved, and reindexed



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Sunday January 29

23:59
iPad Find My Network helps track and recover stolen...

An iPad helped recover a stolen vehicle from a con man in Bloomington, MN. Bloomington police recently arrested a man who was suspected of ...

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23:58
BetterTouchTool 3.9998 - 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

Touchpad:

  • 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
  • Single-finger tap bottom-middle...
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23:58
Online leak reveals Wi-Fi 6E to arrive on iPhone 15...

A leaked document on the internet reveals that Wi-Fi 6E technology will be integrated into the upcoming iPhone 15 Pro models. According to the ...

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23:56
iFixit releases new MacBook Pro teardown video

Popular YouTube channel iFixit has uploaded a new teardown video of the 2023 MacBook Pro. The ‘14-inch M2 Pro MacBook Pro Teardown – How ...

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23:52
OnyX 4.3.6 - 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.



  • Issue corrected that occurred when pressing the defaults settings button in the Maintenance pane
  • Added option to delete the incomplete downloads
  • Added option to delete the help files cache
  • Added Help button for each pane
  • User Guide improved



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16:54
iPhone 14 Crash Detection false positives are now a...

False positives by the Crash Detection system in the iPhone 14 series is causing problems in Japan, with fire departments near skiing areas dealing with more emergency call-outs than normal due to the automated calls.[Mati Mango/Pexels]The Fire and Disaster Management Agency of the Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry has put out a call for smartphone owners to be cautious about crash detection features in smartphones and other devices, due to an influx of automated attempts to call for help in situations when it's not needed.

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12:34
Twelve South BookBook for MacBook Review: Fun and...

Twelve South's BookBook for MacBook is a simple and durable leather laptop case that visually impresses with a leather-bound book appearance.Available in 13, 14, and 16-inch versions for ample coverage of modern MacBooks, this is just one product out of the BookBook line, covering iPhone, iPad, and more in a premium and unusual leather casing.The BookBook gives your MacBook a vintage hardcover book feel (and smell), a pleasing and neutral aesthetic that serves a variety of audiences. Twelve South advertises this as also an anti-theft measure, as the BookBook can blend in well on a well-sized and decently-filled bookshelf.

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12:34
After Layoffs: Executive Pay Cuts at Google - and...

Fortune reports on what happened next:
As questions piled up over the weekend, Google CEO Sundar Pichai addressed the entire company in a meeting on Monday to answer questions, and announced then that top executives would take a pay cut this year as part of the company's cost reduction measures, Business Insider reported. Pichai said that all roles above the senior vice president level will witness "very significant reduction in their annual bonus," adding that for senior roles the compensation was linked to company performance. It was not immediately clear how big Pichai's own pay cut would be.

Reuters also points out that Pichai "received a massive hike in salary a few weeks before Google announced layoffs." But Fortune makes an interesting comparison:
Pichai's move to cut the pay for senior executives comes only weeks after Apple's Tim Cook announced his compensation would be 40% lower amid shareholder pressure. The iPhone maker had a strong 2022 and remains...

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09:35
Save $200 on the Sonos Arc Soundbar, now $699 (...

A limited-time discount brings the Sonos Arc Soundbar down to $699, the lowest price we've seen.Save $200 on the Sonos Arc.Adorama, a Sonos dealer, is hosting the $200 markdown on the Sonos Arc Soundbar when purchased in white. At 22% off, this is the lowest price we've seen on the soundbar that offers AirPlay 2 support — and the $699 price beats the best Black Friday deals we saw last year by $20.

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09:09
Why Spatial Audio is the future of the music...

It doesn't matter if Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos is good, because it's already the future of Apple Music and the larger music industry, for better or worse. Let us explain.Apple Music with Dolby AtmosApple announced Spatial Audio as part of Apple Music in May 2021. In less than two years, the company is already celebrating its success as part of a special press release.

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05:12
Daily deals Jan. 29: $40 off Logitech MX Keys Mini...

Some of the hottest deals we spotted today include up to $49 off Hyper USB-C docks, $50 off Bose Wireless Surround Speakers, $40 off TurboTax Premier 2022, and more.Get $110 off an M1 MacBook Air todayThe AppleInsider staff searches the internet for top-notch deals at online stores to create a list of stellar deals on great tech products, including discounts on Apple products, TVs, accessories, and other items. We share the best deals in our Daily Deals post to help put more money back in your pocket.

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04:14
Get a U-Bolt Pro Smart Lock and Smart Savings in One...

Smart locks are the future, and if you’re looking to save while upgrading your front door’s security, then here’s a deal for you. Today, ...

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04:11
Two stranded women in BC Canada gets saved by...

The Times Colonist recently reported how two women who were stranded in British Columbia were saved by the Emergency SOS in the iPhone 14. ...

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04:10
Crime blotter: iPhone thefts at Disneyland, Ohio...

In the latest Apple Crime Blotter, a police update on an Ohio Apple Store theft, Find My iPhone catches criminals, and the "Phantom Pooper" strikes.Apple Store at The GreeneThe latest in an occasional AppleInsider series, looking at the world of Apple-related crime.

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04:07
Apple Watch declared ‘Official Wearable’ by World...

The WSL, or World Surf League recently declared the Apple Watch its official wearable. Surfing athletes will be receiving an Apple Watch Ultra or ...

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04:05
Apple announces App Store price hike in the UK,...

Apple recently announced a price increase in the App Store for the UK and other regions starting February 13. Also, In-app and app purchases ...

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Saturday January 28

15:57
New BRAW Toolbox app brings Blackmagic codecs to...

A new tool called BRAW Toolbox brings native Blackmagic BRAW support to Apple's Final Cut Pro, and it is available to preorder in the Mac App Store with a limited-time discount.BRAW Toolbox for BlackmagicBRAW Toolbox lets Mac users import their Blackmagic RAW files directly into Final Cut Pro without transcoding. The extension prepares all footage before import so users can change the RAW metadata and transfer it from different BRAW video clips.

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15:10
Satechi Pro Hub Slim: Boost Productivity and...

The Satechi Pro Hub Slim is the latest addition to the Pro Hub series from Satechi, and it’s a game-changer for anyone looking to ...

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11:05
Apple's Studio Display doesn't shine in...

Apple's Studio Display is finally facing direct competition, and it doesn't shine as brightly under the glare of competitors.Apple Studio DisplaySamsung and Dell both announced 5K and 6K resolution computer monitors, respectively, at CES this year, pointing towards increased Mac monitor competition.

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09:47
Apple's M2 Max MacBook Pro 16" is on sale...

The 2023 MacBook Pro 16-inch equipped with Apple's powerful M2 Max chip is $300 off with our exclusive coupon, delivering the lowest price available.Save $300 instantly.Save $300 on this M2 Max MacBook Pro

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07:45
Best MacBook Pro protective cases

Buying a MacBook Pro is not a small investment, so it makes sense to add a layer of protection to keep it scratch and dent-free until your next upgrade. Here is a roundup of the best MacBook Pro cases for the latest 14 or 16-inch models.Best MacBook Pro cases for the latest 14 or 16-inch modelsA heavy-duty case helps to protect your MacBook if you regularly wield it through airport security, and a laser-cut design on a wood case adds artistic flair. Here is a list of MacBook Pro cases to consider whether you need some protection or a sprinkle of creative inspiration.

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06:00
Top Stories: iOS 16.3 Released, iPhone 15 Pro Rumors...

Following last week's hardware announcements, this week saw the actual release of several of the new products as well as operating system updates bringing new features and bug fixes across Apple's platforms.

This week also saw some fresh rumors about the iPhone 15 lineup and Apple's upcoming AR/VR headset, while we shared some tips to help you get the most of your macOS experience, so read for all the details on these stories and more!

Everything New in iOS 16.3 for Your iPhone

iOS 16.3 was released to the public this week following around six weeks of beta testing. The software update is relatively minor, but there are still a handful of new features and changes for the iPhone, so make sure to check out our list of everything new in iOS 16.3.

Apple also released iPadOS 16.3, macOS 13.2,...

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05:12
Daily deals Jan. 28: $200 off 24-inch iMac, $500 off...

Some of the hottest deals we spotted today include 50% off H&R Block Tax Software Deluxe, $15 off Apple AirPods Pro 2, $200 off the Samsung 32-inch Odyssey G7 Gaming Monitor, and more.Net yourself $200 off a 24-inch iMac todayThe AppleInsider staff searches the internet for top-notch deals at online stores to create a list of stellar deals on great tech products, including discounts on Apple products, TVs, accessories, and other items. We share the best deals in our Daily Deals post to help put more money back in your pocket.

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Friday January 27

14:54
App Store prices set to increase in United Kingdom,...

Apple has announced that, due to changes in foreign exchange rates, it will raise prices of both apps and in-app purchases made in several countries starting on February 13.App Store prices to The countries that will see price increases include:

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14:16
App Store Prices Increasing in the UK and Other...

App Store prices are going up in the United Kingdom and several other countries starting on February 13, Apple announced today. The changes are being implemented due to shifts in taxes and foreign exchange rates.

App and in-app purchase prices in Colombia, Egypt, Hungary, Nigeria, Norway, South Africa, and the United Kingdom will go up, and prices in Uzbekistan will drop because of a three percent reduction in the value-added tax (VAT) rate. Updated prices are listed on Apple's ‌App Store‌ price chart [PDF].

Prices in Ireland, Luxembourg, Singapore, and Zimbabwe are not changing, but proceeds will be adjusted slightly due to VAT changes.

  • Ireland: Reduction of value-added...
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12:43
Nomad High Volta accessories review: Help your...

Nomad has just launched a new, eye-catching color for its Sport Case and Sport Band. We put them to the test with our iPhone and Apple Watch.Nomad's High Volta accessoriesThe Sport Case and Sport Band from Nomad aren't new, but the color is. High Volta is debuting as a limited-time offering, exclusive to these two Nomad SKUs.

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12:40
Apple Devising Software To Help Anyone Build AR Apps...

Apple is developing software that offers an easy way for users of its upcoming mixed-reality headset to build their own augmented reality apps, as part of an effort to drive mass adoption of the device by broadening the array of content for it, The Information reported Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. From the report: With the software tools, Apple hopes that even people who don't know computer code could tell the headset, via the Siri voice assistant, to build an AR app that could then be made available via Apple's App Store for others to download. The tool, for example, could allow users to build an app with virtual animals moving around a room and over or around real-life objects without the need to design the animal from scratch, program its animations and calculate its movement in a 3D space with obstacles.

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11:07
Best Apple Deals of the Week: 2021 MacBook Pro Gets...

As we near the end of January, this week we saw a collection of deals on Apple's iPad Pro, iMac, and the 2021 MacBook Pro. Additionally, we're tracking new sales on TVs and memory accessories from Samsung.

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.

Samsung TVs

  • What's the deal? Save on Samsung TVs
  • Where can I get it? Samsung

TV SALESamsung TV Super Bowl Sale

Samsung this week kicked off a sale on select TVs during its Super Bowl sale, with as much as $1,700 off Samsung 4K TVs. We've collected a few of the TVs on sale in the lists below, but be sure to visit Samsung for the full list.

Crystal UHD 4K Smart TVs...

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10:51
Get Apple's M1 Pro MacBook Pro 14" with...

Amazon-owned Woot is slashing the price of Apple's last-gen 14-inch MacBook Pro with a bump up to 32GB of memory, delivering $300 in savings on the popular configuration today only.This flash deal ends tonight.The flash deal is available at Woot.com and features Apple's M1 Pro MacBook Pro 14-inch with an 8-core CPU, 14-core GPU, 32GB of memory and 512GB SSD for $2,099.99. This reflects a discount of $300 off MSRP on the CTO model (part number Z15G001WA), with units in new condition.

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10:41
Wi-Fi 6E to be restricted to iPhone 15 Pro with A17...

A leaker with a limited but positive track record has shared internal diagrams showing Wi-Fi 6E will be restricted to iPhone 15 Pro, likely due to the A17 processor not coming to the standard iPhone 15.A17 to gain Wi-Fi 6EThe leaker is known as "Unknownz21" on Twitter and has a short, but credible history leaking details about Apple. They previously obtained pre-released iOS 14 code and leaked the "Gobi" AR codes that eventually were revealed as scannable App Clips.

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10:39
Apple wins a 2nd Design Patent for the iPhone 14 Pro...

This week Patently Apple discovered a second design patent published in the Hong Kong Patent Office database covering the iPhone 14's Dynamic Island. Interestingly this design patent comes close to what original rumors ...

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10:34
Acorn 7.3.2 - Bitmap image editor.

Acorn is a new image editor built with one goal in mind - simplicity. Fast, easy, and fluid, Acorn provides the options you'll need without any overhead. Acorn feels right, and won't drain your bank account.

  • Take screenshots using Acorn and edit them right away.
  • Chain together image filters to create stunning effects.
  • Layer based image editing, an industry standard.
  • Make new images and layers using your built-in iSight.
  • Easy image and canvas resizing, just by changing the size of your window.
  • Take advantage of every pixel of your monitor with full screen image editing.
  • Tablet sensitive for pressure strokes and using the tablet's eraser.
  • Vector shape and text layers.
  • Freeform, elliptical, rectangular, and magic wand selections.
  • Gradients.
  • Create and apply custom text styles.
  • Control opacity and blending modes for each layer.
  • Write plugins using...
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10:25
Enjoy a $199 Discount on the 24-inch iMac with M1...

The latest iMac is an all-in-one computer for work and play. If you’ve been waiting a while to see its price drop, now is ...

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10:22
Mac Catalyst framework powers native WhatsApp...

A new WhatsApp software may be arriving in a native version, thanks to Apple’s Mac Catalyst framework. The messaging platform is believed to be ...

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10:20
Fortnite’s new update Halts V-Bucks transactions on...

iOS Fortnite users will no longer be able to spend their V-Bucks starting January 30. According to a recent tweet, Fortnite wants all game ...

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10:18
Apple makes several changes to its corporate worker...

Apple has relaxed its COVID-19 policies to encourage corporate workers to return to the office. At the height of the pandemic, the Cupertino-based company ...

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10:13
Like shoppers, Apple shows reduced interest in...

Enlarge / Apple will pay you less for this iPhone 13 Pro Max than it used to. (credit: Samuel Axon)

As spotted by MacRumors on Wednesday, Apple has cut the trade-in values of iPhones by up to $80, with the biggest cuts coming to the iPhone 13 Pro Max ($570 trade-in value versus $650 before) and the iPhone 13 Pro ($470 versus $550).

And while trade-in values for many base models (iPhone 7, 8, X, and 11) and some of their sibling releases (iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max) remain unchanged, nine out of the 20 iPhones listed now have a reduced trade-in value. According to MacRumors, most Android smartphones also saw a...

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10:02
Mac mini with M2 review: More power for less money

The second Apple Silicon Mac mini has arrived two years after the line first migrated, and with the M2 processor, it remains the best computer for switchers, and for the computer as appliance crowd.The 2023 Mac mini M2The usual refrain for the Mac mini is that it's a simple and good value way to get people into the Mac ecosystem, and this is no different. In an unobtrusive block of aluminum, Apple packs in more than enough computing power to keep people productive, in an overall inexpensive package.

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10:01
Internal Apple Document From Leaker 'Unknownz21...

Multiple rumors have suggested that the next-generation iPhone 15 models will adopt the Wi-Fi 6E standard that Apple has already introduced in the iPad Pro and MacBook Pro, and now a leaked document appears to confirm Apple's plans.

Sourced from researcher and Apple leaker Unknownz21 (@URedditor), the document features diagrams of the ‌iPhone 15‌'s antenna architecture. D8x refers to the ‌iPhone 15‌ Pro models, and the information indicates that the faster Wi-Fi 6E specification will be limited to the ‌iPhone 15‌ Pro and ‌iPhone 15‌ Pro Max.

The standard ‌iPhone 15‌ models, labeled as D3y, will continue to use Wi-Fi 6 rather than Wi-Fi 6E. For further reference, D7x refers to the ...

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10:00
Apple Brings Mainland Chinese Web Censorship To Hong...

An anonymous reader shares a report: When Safari users in Hong Kong recently tried to load the popular code-sharing website GitLab, they received a strange warning instead: Apple's browser was blocking the site for their own safety. The access was temporarily cut off thanks to Apple's use of a Chinese corporate website blacklist, which resulted in the innocuous site being flagged as a purveyor of misinformation. Neither Tencent, the massive Chinese firm behind the web filter, nor Apple will say how or why the site was censored. The outage was publicized just ahead of the new year. On December 30, 2022, Hong Kong-based software engineer and former Apple employee Chu Ka-cheong tweeted that his web browser had blocked access to GitLab, a popular repository for open-source code. Safari's "safe browsing" feature greeted him with a full-page "deceptive website warning," advising that because GitLab contained dangerous "unverified information," it was inaccessible. Access to GitLab was...

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09:53
Two women saved in Canada thanks to Apple's...

Two women were recently stranded in British Columbia and were successfully rescued thanks to Apple's Emergency SOS — and it may have been the first such rescue in the area.Emergency SOS via Satellite can help save livesOn newer Apple devices, such as the iPhone 14 lineup, Apple added a safety feature that helps people contact emergency services using a satellite connection. One of the women did have an iPhone 14 when the pair got lost on December 23, according to Times Colonist.

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09:42
Mastodon: A New Hope for Social Networking

With centralized, ad-driven social networks in disarray and suffering from misinformation, harassment, and declining users, can the long-simmering Mastodon microblogging system offer a distributed future for conversation and community?

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09:41
Is Your Future Distributed? Welcome to the Fediverse!

A growing set of services let users on independently operated servers interlink with standard, open-source protocols for microblogging, photo sharing, and dozens of other purposes. Could the Fediverse be a solution to the ugliness of commercial service algorithms designed to drive outrage and titillation?

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09:35
M2 MacBook Pro teardown reveals memory & storage...

Repair website iFixit has posted a teardown of the 2023 14-inch MacBook Pro with help from an Apple repair manual, and found a few changes to the new model besides the M2 Pro chip.14-inch MacBook ProApple has an official guide for the 14-inch MacBook Pro with an M1 Pro chip, and iFixit said it also works for the new models. The main reason is that Apple used similar manufacturing processes for the M1 Pro and M2 Pro MacBook Pros.

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09:10
World Surf League Adopts Apple Watch as Official...

The World Surf League (WSL) today named the Apple Watch as its official wearable, with the device set to be used as official competitor equipment in a sports environment for the first time.

During the 2023 Championship Tour, WSL athletes will use the WSL Surfer app on the Apple Watch Series 8 and the Apple Watch Ultra to get updates while they're surfing in the competition. The app is designed to sync with the WSL Scoring System in real time, offering athletes important details on scores, wave priority, and time remaining in the heat.

Each competitor will receive an Apple Watch before each heat, with the watch to come preloaded with the WSL app. The app has been in testing with Championship Tour surfers during the...

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08:55
Apple Invents an advanced Autonomous Vehicle System...

The last Project Titan patent for this week covers a deep dive into processing graph representation of tactical maps using neural networks. In other words, taking a look at the sophisticated brain center of systems and algorithms for reasoning, decision making and motion planning with respect to controlling the motion of autonomous or partially autonomous vehicles. Apple also covers training a fleet of autonomous vehicles.

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08:29
Apple plans health and wellness experiences for...

Internal Apple demonstrations of its planned Apple AR technology have reportedly concentrated on wellbeing, such as meditation.Four sources, as reported by the typically reliable "The Information," have spoken of Apple's plans to allow users to create and sell their own AR apps. At the same time, they have also revealed some elements of Apple's vision for what such headsets will be used for.As it ultimately has done with the Apple Watch, the company is reportedly focusing on health. It's specifically emphasizing wellbeing features such as exercise and meditation.

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08:18
The MacRumors Show: Tyler Stalman Talks New Mac...

Tyler Stalman joins us this week on The MacRumors Show to discuss first impressions of the new Mac mini and MacBook Pro models, as well as iPhone 15 camera rumors.

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Tyler is a Canadian YouTuber and podcaster who often discusses Apple in the context of professional photo and video production. After spending some time with Apple's latest Macs, Tyler shares his thoughts on the new machines with particular attention to the $599 entry-level ‌Mac mini‌. We discuss their capabilities, pricing, the process of turning around tech reviews in a short time frame, and more.

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08:06
Any Apple AR headset user may be able to create and...

A generally reliable source claims that Apple is working on ways for Apple AR headset owners to use Siri to create new apps for them, without Xcode, and then sell their work to others.Apple AR headset users may be able to create apps just using SiriThe tools for creating Mac and iOS apps — Xcode and Swift Playgrounds have always been made free and widely available in order to encourage developers. Now The Information claims that Apple is going further with its forthcoming headsets, and users will be able to just verbally instruct Siri to make new apps.

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08:01
World Surf League declares Apple Watch as official...

The Apple Watch is now considered official surfing equipment by the World Surf League, and there is a new app for athletes during competitions.Apple Watch UltraThis is the first time that the Apple Watch has been listed as official equipment in professional sports, the World Surf League announced on Friday. Additionally, athletes in the Championship Tour season will have a new WSL Surfer app on the Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch Ultra to stay informed during competitions.

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08:00
Satechi's new Pro Hub Slim adds seven ports to...

The Pro Hub Slim is the newest hub from Satechi, adding seven extra ports to increase data transfer speeds and extend workplace connectivity.Satechi Pro Hub SlimDesigned for the new M2 MacBook lineup, the new hub has a USB4 port, 4K HDMI, USB-C port, two USB-A ports, and readers for SD and Micro SD cards. It connects to the side of a MacBook using its two USB-C ports and matches the design aesthetic of Apple's products.

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08:00
Satechi Launches Pro Hub Slim for Apple's...

Satechi today announced the launch of the Pro Hub Slim, which adds a selection of ports to Apple's latest MacBook models. Designed specifically for the M2 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, it has seven ports and joins the Pro Hub Max and Pro Hub Mini in Satechi's hub lineup.

The Pro Hub Slim is equipped with a USB4 port that supports up to 100W passthrough charging or 40Gb/s data transfer speeds, a 4K HDMI port, a USB-C port that supports data transfer speeds up to 10Gb/s, two USB-A ports with data transfer speeds up to 10Gb/s, and SD and microSD card readers with UHS-I data transfer speeds.

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07:41
Apple's Headset Will Reportedly Let Customers...

Apple is working on new software tools that will allow both developers and customers to create augmented reality apps for its widely-rumored AR/VR headset, according to a paywalled report today from The Information's Wayne Ma.

Interestingly, the report claims that customers will be able to create and release AR apps for the headset via Siri, even if they do not have the ability to code:With the software tools, Apple hopes that even people who don't know computer code could tell the headset, via the Siri voice assistant, to build an AR app that could then be made available via Apple's App Store for others to download. The tool, for example, could allow users to build an app with virtual animals moving around a room and over or around real-life objects without the need to design the animal from scratch, program its animations and calculate...

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07:26
Intel just took the worst beating in earnings in...

Intel's fourth quarter in 2022 encompassing the holiday season was the worst in the company's history, as it reported a 32% drop in revenue since the holiday quarter of 2021.Intel posts loss for 2022The company shared its results for the fourth quarter of 2022 and the entirety of the year. Its fourth-quarter revenue of $14 billion was down 32% year-over-year, and its revenue for the entire year was $63.1 billion, down 20% year-over-year.

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07:15
iPhone 15 Models to Feature Wi-Fi 6E Technology

The iPhone 15 is the upcoming smartphone from Apple, and it’s packed with a host of new features that set it apart from its ...

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07:09
Daily Deals Jan. 27: $200 off 2023 MacBook Pro,...

Some of the hottest deals we spotted today include $200 off a 2023 16" MacBook Pro, 60% off an Apple leather sleeve for MacBook Pro, 37% off an Apple Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro, and 29% off a Bose TV soundbar.Save $300 on a 14.2" MacBook ProThe AppleInsider staff searches the internet for top-notch deals at online stores to create a list of stellar deals on great tech products, including discounts on Apple products, TVs, accessories, and other items. We share the best deals in our Daily Deals post to help put more money back in your pocket.

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06:57
TV app on Apple TV hardware frustrating users with...

Most users with giant movie or TV show libraries accumulated since when iTunes media purchases began are having problems loading content on Apple TV hardware — an issue that has persisted for years.Long load times in Apple TV Library brings everything to a haltApple has offered movies on iTunes since 2006, and avid users have taken advantage. Thanks to Apple's ecosystem integration and customer-focused moves like automatic 4K movie upgrades, it has been a compelling platform for buying digital movies.

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06:43
Two Apple Patents surfacing this week related to...

Last week Patently Apple covered a Project Titan project patent from Apple that we covered in a report titled "Apple Invents 'Adjustable Exterior Lighting' Systems for future Semi and fully Autonomous Vehicles" This week the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published more Project Titan patents. This report covers two of them that relate to "adjustable tinting windows.'

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06:17
∞ The Dalrymple Report: Apple TV+ ad, HomePod, and...

Apple recently released a new ad with actor Timothée Chalamet promoting Apple TV+ shows and movies. It is one of the best ads I’ve seen from Apple in a long time because it gives you a look at all of the great content Apple has, but it’s also funny and engaging. That’s a hard thing to do in an advertisement. Dave and I also talk about new rumors for Apple’s headset and talk about some earlier reviews of the new HomePod.

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05:54
Best wireless keyboards for Mac in 2023

Choosing the right keyboard is vital for a productive workflow, and we have tested quite a few here at AppleInsider. These are our top picks for the best wireless keyboards for Mac users.Best Mac-compatible keyboardsA keyboard is only perfect relative to the needs of the user. Some prefer wireless keyboards, while others must have them wired. Some staunchly swear by mechanical keyboards, while others enjoy using chiclet keyboards.

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05:42
New Mac mini & MacBook Pro, new HomePod features...

The new M2 Mac mini and MacBook Pro models are reaching some buyers, and tempting others, while iOS 16.3 has brought updates to the HomePod, and listeners want more in iOS 17, on the AppleInsider podcast.AppleInsider takes a brief trip to London where William Gallagher got to meet the "Slow Horses" team from Apple TV+, and brings back tales of the gorgeous Apple Brompton Road store.Meanwhile, the brand new MacBook Pro models and especially that lower cost new M2 Mac mini are proving to be very attractive buys. You probably don't need an M2 Mac mini if you have the previous M1 version, but based on the first reviews, you will want one.

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05:33
Apple Original Films has begun shooting the Thriller...

Brad Pitt and George Clooney are ready to take a bite out of the Big Apple in a new Apple Original Film 'Wolves.'

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04:47
Most of this week's iPhone 15 Pro & iOS 17...

A prolific "leaker" hammered out missives about the iPhone 15 and iOS 17 — but the only problem is, it's all fake and speculation from a known fraud. Here's what we're going to do about it.Steve Jobs Theater, where the magic actually happensEvery site that deals in rumors has a list of who's right, who's wrong, and who just makes stuff up. A series of rumors and fabrications on Wednesday and Thursday all sprung from the same leaker, who is on everybody's list of completely unreliable sources.

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04:46
Kuo: With Apple Halting Development of its own Wi-Fi...

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has tweeted that "Apple has halted developing its own Wi-Fi chips; Broadcom is the biggest winner of the iPhone 15’s upgrade to Wi-Fi 6E and the leading beneficiary of the ...

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04:14
Apple Remained the Smartphone Leader in China in Q4...

Late Wednesday Patentlly Apple posted a report titled "In Spite of China's COVID Lockdown issues hurting iPhone 14 Shipments, Apple was still the top Smartphone Company in the World in Q4-22." Today we're learning that Apple was also the top smartphone company in China for Q4.

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03:22
Best file compression apps for macOS and iOS

File compression on the Mac has been around since nearly as long has the line itself has. Here are our top picks for squeezing files down as small as they can go on macOS and iOS.In 1987 - just a few years after the birth of GUI computing and the first color Mac, the Macintosh II, developer Raymond Lau wrote a file compression utility called StuffIt, which later became a commercial app.Even before StuffIt, there was Packit for the Mac written by Harry Chesley.

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03:10
How to Reduce Google Chrome's Memory and CPU...

Google's Chrome browser has long been criticized for being a system resource hog, which is why Chromium developers have been busy working on ways to free up memory and keep things running smoothly when users have multiple windows and tabs open.

The latest effort in that regard comes in the form of Memory Saver, a new feature that deactivates open tabs you haven't used in a while so that the tabs you are using offer the smoothest possible experience. With Memory Saver enabled, your inactive tabs remain open, and when you access an inactive tab, it reloads automatically.

Google claims the new Memory Saver feature means Chrome uses up to 40% and 10GB less memory. The company says the new performance setting is particularly good at keeping active video and gaming tabs running smoothly.

Google is rolling out Memory Saver mode over the next several...

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02:52
CASETiFY launches two protective cases and a sleeve...

CASETiFY has released two new shock-absorbing cases and one sleeve for the 2023 MacBook Pro models.New MacBook accessories from CASETiFYCASETiFY's cases are antimicrobial, enforced with enhanced shock absorption technology called EcoShock, and made with recycled material. They're also customizable, so people can create a style or choose from hundreds of designs.

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00:26
Google Chrome 109.0.5414.119 - Modern and fast Web...

Google Chrome is a Web browser by Google, created to be a modern platform for Web pages and applications. It utilizes very fast loading of Web pages and has a V8 engine, which is a custom built JavaScript engine. Because Google has used parts from Apple's Safari and Mozilla's Firefox browsers, they made the project open source.

Google Chrome for Mac is widely popular because it offers Google-specific features on your Mac.

Download Google Chrome on your Mac to get a multi-functional web browser that’s easy to use and customize, no matter your skill level.

Google Chrome is preferred by two-thirds of browser users across platforms, securing that position by serving as a major platform of compatibility for web apps, and should not be confused for Chrome OS which is an operating system.

Licensed as proprietary freeware, Chrome uses the Apple WebKit rendering engine for iOS versions.

When you install Chrome on Mac, you automatically...

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00:18
ASPPPPP 1.3.99999999999 - Create cursor shortcuts to...

ASPPPPP brings Aperture Science's portal technology to your desktop. Avoid carpal canal syndrome and save millions of pixels of cursor moving.

When launching the app, you first set the position of the first portal. And then move across the screen and set the second position. These positions then remain static for jumping your mouse's cursor back and forth between the two points. If you want to move the portal locations, simply hold the COMMAND key and click and drag a portal to a new location.

Lastly, just for fun, the app keeps track of how many meters of wasted mouse movement you've saved. And if you don't like meters, it measures it by school bus lengths, shower curtains or a dollar bill.

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Thursday January 26

23:44
beaTunes 5.2.31 - Organize your music collection.

beaTunes is a full-featured music player and organizational tool for music collections.

How well organized is your music library? Are your artists always spelled the same way? Any R.E.M. vs REM? beaTunes can easily fix this and other problems with its unique inspection feature (license required for applying one-click solutions). Could your last mix CD's song order use some improvement? Let beaTunes re-arrange your playlist for you! Always wondered how you could take advantage of the BPM (beats per minute) field? Let beaTunes fill in the blanks and help you while DJ'ing at your next party.

Here are some more examples of what you can do with beaTunes:

  • Navigate in songs semantically (i.e., segment to segment)
  • Automatically determine BPM (beats per minute)
  • Automatically determine the musical key your songs are in
  • Sort existing playlists so that matching songs succeed each other
  • Create matchlists (i.e.,...
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22:26
Spigen’s Wireless ArcField Charger Drops to Just $18...

A versatile wireless charger on your desk or nightstand will prove its worth time and again. Today, you can get the Spigen ArcField Wireless ...

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22:24
Apple TV+ Children’s Show ‘Frog and Toad’ to Arrive...

Apple has recently announced the upcoming children’s show ‘Frog and Toad’ for its Apple TV+ platform. ‘Frog and Toad’ is based on the popular ...

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22:22
Refurbished iPhone 13 models now available in Europe

Apple now carries refurbished iPhone 13 models in certain parts of Europe. Refurbished iPhone 13 models are similar to brand-new products and are discounted ...

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22:20
Apple adds Kensington Locking kit to accessory lineup

The Kensington Lock for Mac Studio is now available to purchase at Apple. Kensington is a popular brand in regard to hardware locks for ...

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20:59
FotoMagico 6.3.3 - Powerful slideshow creator with...

FotoMagico lets you create professional slideshows from your photos and music with just a few, simple mouse clicks. It sports a very clean and intuitive yet powerful user interface. High image quality, fast performance, and user flexibility were some of the design goals for this application.

Features:

  • Create the most spectacular slideshows
    • Scale, move, rotate, zoom or pan around your images to highlight that part that matters the most.
    • Your slides fit together perfectly with the new, gorgeous transitions.
    • Provide more meaning with subtle titles here and there.
  • Present a breathtaking show
    • Your slideshow uses the best possible resolution of your presentation device.
    • Use large displays, HDTV screens and other high resolution devices.
    • Even on a VGA projector, your photos will look better with FotoMagico.
  • Your audience will want to take it home
    • ...
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18:03
The Billions-Dollar VR/AR Headset Question

Matthew Ball wrote a thoughtful, deeply-considered essay worth your attention, “Why VR/AR Gets Farther Away as It Comes Into Focus”:

Throughout 2015 and 2016, Mark Zuckerberg repeated his
belief that within a decade, “normal-looking” AR glasses
might be a part of daily life, replacing the need to bring out a
smartphone to take a call, share a photo, or browse the web, while
a big-screen TV would be transformed into a $1 AR app. Now it looks
like Facebook won’t launch a dedicated AR headset by 2025 — let
alone an edition that hundreds of millions might want.

In 2016, Epic Games founder/CEO Tim Sweeney...

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17:52
Every 2023 MacBook Pro 14-inch, 16-inch & Mac...

New discounts knock up to $300 off every single new M2 and M2 Pro Mac mini, as well as Apple's M2 Pro and M2 Max MacBook Pro — CTO models included. Select the best configuration to fit your needs, from a base model to a loaded M2 Max config with 96GB RAM.Apple's 2023 Mac line is on sale.The exclusive deals are courtesy of Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama, a trusted retailer that has been in business since 1974. Simply head over to Adorama.com and enter promo code APINSIDER during Step 3 of checkout to redeem the discount.

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17:09
Kuo: iPhone 15 Models to Adopt Wi-Fi 6E

The upcoming iPhone 15 models that are set to be introduced later in 2023 will adopt the Wi-Fi 6E standard, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In a note about Apple's work on a Wi-Fi chip, Kuo said that the company will upgrade the ‌iPhone 15‌ to Wi-Fi 6E.

Apple is already using Wi-Fi 6E for the 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models introduced last year, along with the new Mac mini and 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models. Apple did not use Wi-Fi 6E for the iPhone 14 lineup, but it is ready to bring the technology to the iPhone with the...

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14:00
24 hours with Apple's new 2023 MacBook Pros

Apple's new MacBook Pros landed this week with either the M2 Pro or M2 Max processor on the inside. Here are our initial impressions after just a few days of use.The 2023 MacBook ProsWe picked up two models of Apple's 2023 MacBook Pro. We have the 14-inch MacBook Pro with the base M2 Pro processor in the studio, and the spec'd out 16-inch MacBook Pro sporting Apple's M2 Max processor and 38-core GPU.

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12:14
Hands-On With the New M2 Max MacBook Pro

New 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with the latest M2 Pro and ‌M2‌ Max chips are available in Apple retail stores and are already in the hands of customers, and we picked up one of the new ‌M2‌ Max machines to answer all of the questions MacRumors readers considering a purchase might have.

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Yesterday, we asked MacRumors fans on Twitter what they wanted to know about the new ‌M2‌ Pro and ‌M2‌ Max MacBook Pro machines, and we got all kinds of questions about whether it's worth the upgrade, how the SSD performs, what RAM choices might be best based on usage needs, how hot it runs, and more.

MacRumors videographer Dan answers all of those questions and more in the...

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10:22
Apple Fitness+ review: Two years later, barely...

Apple Fitness+ joined the workout streaming movement in December 2020. It's a good start, but it is barely afloat next to shiny competitors brimming with personality in an ever-shifting online fitness market.It took two years for Apple to realize that having to buy an Apple Watch to use Apple Fitness+ was not a clever marketing ploy incentivizing people to buy the watch, but an ostracization that led consumers to find other means to reach their fitness goals.As of October of 2022, Apple Fitness+ is now available to all iPhone users, whether or not they own an Apple Watch.

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09:59
RoboForm 9.4.1 - Password manager; syncs across all...

RoboForm is a password manager that offers one-click login, mobile syncing, easy form filling, and reliable security.

  • Password Manager. RoboForm remembers your passwords so you don't have to! Just remember your one Master Password and RoboForm remembers the rest- it's that easy! Our bookmark-style Logins automatically log you in to your favorite websites with one click.
  • Everywhere. Whether it's on your PC, Mac, phone, tablet, or even USB drive, RoboForm gives you secure access to your passwords wherever you go! One license works on all of your devices. You can be confident knowing that our advanced syncing technology always keeps each device up to date.
  • Security. RoboForm's industry-leading encryption technology securely stores your passwords, with one Master Password serving as your encryption key. Your Master...
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09:57
Apple pauses in-house Wi-Fi chip development

Shifts in internal development priorities have caused Apple to indefinitely suspend the development of its own Wi-Fi chips for future iPhones.Internal Wi-Fi chip development has been haltedApple has been rumored to be bringing modem development internal for years, as it wants to reduce its reliance on distributors like Broadcom. The latest data shows that Wi-Fi chip development has run into potential barriers, and Apple is redistributing its resources.

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09:42
Additional GoTo Data Stolen in the LastPass Breach

The repercussions of the LastPass breach continue to resonate, with parent company GoTo now admitting that data associated with its services Central, Pro, join.me, Hamachi, and RemotelyAnywhere was also stolen. Change your passwords and look for alternatives.

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09:39
Native WhatsApp software coming to Mac thanks to...

WhatsApp is working on a new Mac app that uses Apple's Mac Catalyst development framework and this will let it use system resources more efficiently.WhatsApp is offering a better Mac appWhatsApp — owned by Meta — currently offers a web-based Electron app for Mac users alongside its web app through browsers. The new app has been in a closed beta for a few months, but now anyone can download the 85.1MB file on macOS Big Sur or later on the WhatsApp website.

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09:37
Kuo: Development on Apple-Designed Wi-Fi Chip Paused...

Apple has paused work on the Wi-Fi chip that it has in development, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said today. The development of the Apple-designed Wi-Fi chip has been "halted" at the current time, and Kuo says Apple will hold off "for a while."

That means that Apple supplier Broadcom will continue providing Apple with Wi-Fi chips for the foreseeable future, including supplying the chips for the upcoming iPhone 15 models that are set to be released in 2023.

News of Apple's work on a Wi-Fi chip first surfaced in January when Bloomberg's Mark Gurman said that Apple was working on a...

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09:23
MarsEdit 5.0.2

Maintenance update for the recently upgraded blogging app. ($59.95 new, free update, 20.2 MB, macOS 10.15.4+)

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09:21
BusyCal 2023.1.1

Brings a few new features, improvements, and bug fixes to the calendar app. ($49.99 new, free update, 60.3 MB, macOS 10.13+)

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08:27
Maxed out Mac mini, Mac Studio, iMac, Mac Pro - what...

The price range for Mac desktops is incredible, but we've compared the significant differences between the base models and maxed-out configurations, priced between $599 and $52,199.Comparing maxed out MacsApple's desktop lineup is more varied in design and functionality than its MacBook lineup. These computers come in multiple shapes and sizes and have the full range of Apple Silicon available.

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08:07
RESOLVED: We're investigating reports of an...

Incident began at 2023-01-26 14:45 and ended at 2023-01-26 16:07 (times are in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)).

The problem with Gmail has been resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support.

Affected products: Gmail

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07:57
The Latest M2 iPad Pro Models are $200 Off

Get your hands on the newest M2-powered iPad Pro models at $200 off. Today, you can enjoy a discounted price on both the wi-fi ...

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07:56
Latest Mac Mini and MacBook Pro now available for...

Those in the US and other select regions can now purchase the latest Mac mini and MacBook Pro and pick it up at a ...

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07:54
Apple publishes new Security Keys support page

A new online support document has been published to detail the newly-released Security Keys Feature. Security Keys for Apple ID was released with iOS ...

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07:52
Apple privacy ad highlighted in latest YouTube video

Apple has released a ‘Privacy on iPhone’ ad ahead of Data Privacy Day. ‘Privacy on iPhone – A Day in the Life of an ...

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07:02
Daily Deals Jan. 26: $310 off 14-inch MacBook Pro,...

Some of the most valuable deals we discovered today include Apple's Mac mini M2 for $549, up to 31% off Kindle devices, and a 24-inch iMac for $1,099.Save $310 on a 14" MacBook ProThe AppleInsider Team reviews the web for excellent deals at online retailers to develop a top-notch list of discounts on the best tech gadgets, including deals on Apple products, TVs, accessories, and other items. We post the best deals in our Daily Deals post to help you save money.

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06:47
Apple extends Chinese censorship to Hong Kong users

Hong Kong Apple users claim Safari briefly blocked global code site GitLab, seemingly because it's blacklisted by Chinese-owned Tencent.Hong Kong skylineSafari aims to protect users from websites that may contain malware or other issues, and it does so by using blacklists of problematic sites. Those lists are maintained either by Google Safe Browsing, or China's Tencent Safe Browsing — and it's Tencent that is the issue.

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06:47
Apple Invents a new Airflow Sensor that is designed...

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to improving audio for a wide range of Apple devices such as iPads, iPhones, MacBook, Apple Watch and even AirPods using new airflow sensors for speakers.

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06:30
Mac Pro Enthusiasts Raise Concerns Over Upgrade...

The new Mac Pro coming later this year is expected to feature the same spacious modular design as the 2019 model, but with fresh concerns over its lack of upgradeability surfacing, some users are beginning to wonder what the transition away from Intel architecture actually means for Apple's most powerful Mac.

The current Intel Mac Pro that Apple sells is popular with creative professionals because of its modular, highly upgradeable design. It accepts Xeon processors with up to 28 cores and 64 PCI Express lanes, and up to 1.5TB of high-performance memory. It also has eight PCIe expansion slots, while the APX Modules can be configured with six different GPUs. All of the components can be upgraded after purchase.

Given that Apple's high-end M2 Extreme chip has reportedly been cancelled, the new...

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05:30
Paragon NTFS 15.10.559 - Provides full read and...

Paragon NTFS breaks down the barriers between Windows and macOS. Paragon NTFS effectively solves the communication problems between the Mac system and NTFS. Write, edit, copy, move, delete files on NTFS volumes from your Mac. Access all your NTFS drives and perform the most common volume operations like mount, unmount, and verify. Quickly restart your Mac in Windows from the menubar if it is installed on your mounted NTFS drive. Excellent solution for end-users, SOHO, and enterprise, supports all NTFS versions from Windows NT 3.1 to Windows 8 (NTFS versions 1.2, 3.0, and 3.1), and mounts the NTFS volumes as native ones.

Features

  • Unprecedented high NTFS performance. The transfer rate is the same as with the native HFS file system.
  • Familiar interface that is similar to Apple’s Disk Utility.
  • Menu Bar...
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04:54
Five best security keys for iOS 16.3

With the recent release of iOS 16.3, Apple users can add a hardware security key to their Apple ID. Here are the five best keys for the job in January 2023.Yubico hardware keysSecurity keys are small devices that plug into a USB port or have NFC capabilities for two-factor authentication. When Apple released iOS 16.3 on January 23, it included support for these keys as part of Advanced Data Protection.

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04:34
IBM cuts 3,900 jobs in latest round of big tech...

IBM is firing approximately 1.4% of its total workforce, with the cuts coming from its IT services and healthcare groups.Following major layoffs from Amazon, Spotify, plus Microsoft and Google, IBM has announced its financial earnings, and revealed the redundancies.According to the Wall Street Journal, IBM sales were flat in Q4, and reported revenue was down over $1 billion because of the strength of the US dollar.

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04:21
Apple Takes Continuity to another Level with...

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to what appears to be 'Continuity' on steroids wherein devices may be positioned so that the displays of the devices overlap each other using position sensors and more.

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04:08
How to open links in Apple Maps instead of Google...

So, you prefer Apple Maps, but everybody else uses Google Maps. But, there are ways to open Google Maps links in Apple Maps — here's how.Apple Park, as shown in Apple Maps.If you own an iPhone, you've almost certainly considered whether you should use Apple Maps or Google Maps on your travels.

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03:56
iPhone Christmas sales hit 15% over production...

The latest smartphone sales estimates from analyst firm IDC says the December 2022 quarter saw the largest-ever decline, with Apple selling around 12 million fewer iPhones than in same period in 2021.iPhone 14 Pro boxUBS recently forecast that Apple will have sold 79 million iPhones in what will be the company's Q1 2023 results, and that this is only just under the 80 million that, on average, the rest of the market expects. Now IDC reports that the figure is probably 72.3 million, which is below even the "street low" prediction of 74 million.

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03:52
New Mac Pro may not support PCI-E GPUs

The forthcoming Mac Pro is reportedly unlikely to add support for GPU PCI-E cards, as well as not allowing user-upgradeable RAM.The New Mac Pro could look like the old one. Apple Silicon Macs have lacked support for external GPUs from the start. Now it appears that the M2 Mac Pro cannot change that.

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01:46
iPhone Shipments Suffered Double-Digit Drop Over...

Worldwide smartphone shipments suffered their worst quarterly drop on record over the holiday period, according to IDC, and Apple was not immune to the cooling consumer demand amid the global economic downturn.

The research firm estimates that Apple shipped 72.3 million iPhones in the December quarter, down year-on-year from 85 million units, representing a 14.9% drop in shipments compared to the same quarter a year ago.

Other major smartphone brands suffered similar double-digit setbacks. Samsung's shipments fell by 15.6% year-on-year, and Chinese mobile makers OPPO and vivo suffered almost equivalent declines, with Xiaomi performing worst over the quarter with a 26.3% drop in shipments.

Overall, global smartphone shipments declined 18.3% in the December quarter compared to a year earlier, to a little over 300 million units. The drop marks the largest-ever decline in a single quarter and contributed to a steep 11.3% decline for the year.

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Wednesday January 25

19:40
Deals: Apple Studio Display Drops to Record-Low $1,...

Just a day after the launch of new MacBook Pro and Mac mini models, Amazon has slashed its pricing on the Apple Studio Display to $1,299.99, down from its regular price of $1,599.00.

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

This $299 discount on the Apple Studio Display is the steepest we've ever seen and is available only on the lowest-cost model with standard glass and a tilt-adjustable stand.

$299 OFFApple Studio Display for $1,299.99

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18:35
iPhone 15 could be the first iPhone to feature Wi-Fi...

A new analyst note suggests that Apple will be bringing Wi-Fi 6E to the iPhone 15, bringing the device in line with other Apple devices like the Mac mini, MacBook Pro, and iPad Pro.Barclays analysts Blayne Curtis and Tom O'Malley shared a research note, seen by MacRumors, that posits Apple will add Wi-Fi 6E support to its upcoming iPhone 15 lineup.Currently, it's yet to be determined whether support will be limited to the iPhone 15 Pro models.

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17:39
iPhone 15 Expected to Feature Wi-Fi 6E Like Latest...

The iPhone 15 will support Wi-Fi 6E, according to a research note shared this week by Barclays analysts Blayne Curtis and Tom O'Malley. The analysts did not specify whether the feature will be available on all models or limited to the Pro models.

Apple has added Wi-Fi 6E support to a handful of devices so far, including the latest 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini models, while all iPhone 14 models remain limited to standard Wi-Fi 6.

Wi-Fi 6 operates on the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, while Wi-Fi 6E also works over the 6GHz band, allowing for faster wireless speeds, lower latency, and less signal interference. To take advantage of these benefits, the device must be connected to a Wi-Fi 6E router, which are available from brands like TP-Link, Asus, and Netgear.

Wi-Fi 6E was also rumored for iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 models and failed to materialize, but now that Apple has started rolling out Wi-Fi 6E support to its latest...

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15:21
In Spite of China's COVID Lockdown issues...

According to the latest IDC report, worldwide smartphone shipments declined 18.3% year over year to 300.3 million units in the fourth quarter of 2022 (4Q22). Apple came out on top...

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14:32
Logic Pro release notes

Learn about the enhancements and improvements in the most recent versions of Logic Pro.

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14:04
[Sponsor] Double the Brightness of Your MacBook Pro...

The latest MacBook Pro has a display that can reach 1600 nits of brightness. This brightness could only be reached when watching HDR videos, so we made Vivid!

Vivid unlocks the full brightness of your screen, system-wide. It works on the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro with an M1 or M2 chip, as well as the Pro Display XDR.

Try Vivid for free and see the difference yourself. Whether you bought a new MacBook Pro this week, or if you want to give your “old” M1 Pro a cheap upgrade, get Vivid for 30% off this week!

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13:27
Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 162 With...

Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced in March 2016. Apple designed the ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ to test features that may be introduced into future release versions of Safari.

‌Safari Technology Preview‌ release 162 includes bug fixes and performance improvements for Web Inspector, CSS, Scrolling, Gamepad API, Media, Web API, and Accessibility. This update enables Shared Tab Groups and syncing for Tab Groups, Website Settings, and Web Extensions, which can be tested on ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ 162 or later running on macOS Ventura 13.2 or later, or macOS Monterey with Safari 16.2.

The current ‌Safari Technology...

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13:10
Apple TV+ Announces Season 2 of the Surfing...

There's a lot of Apple TV+ news beginning with The highly anticipated second season of the acclaimed documentary series “Make or Break,” featuring behind-the-scenes access to the world’s best surfers as they battle for the top title at the World Surf League Championship Tour. Apple also signed a new multi-project deal with novelist Dennis Lehane ...

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12:21
Apple eases COVID-19 policies to encourage returning...

Apple is changing its corporate worker COVID-19 policy and will no longer require employees to get tested before entering the office.Apple will ease its COVID-19 policies for employeesThe company's measures during earlier stages of the COVID-19 pandemic included encouraging employees to get vaccinated and ramped up testing for employees in 2021. In March 2022, Apple eventually dropped its mask mandates for corporate and retail employees as the pandemic eased.

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11:43
Apple has won a Design Patent for their 2022 MacBook...

Last Friday, Apple was granted a design patent in Hong Kong for their M2 MacBook Air. Apple also filed for a single trademark in Hong and several in the U.S. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office also granted Apple Registered Trademark Certificates for the figurative 'Apple AirTag' and more.

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11:28
Maxed out MacBook Air & MacBook Pro - what you...

Maxing out a MacBook Air or MacBook Pro can be pricey, but we've compared these high-end configurations with their respective base models to determine if it's worth the cost.It isn't always worthwhile to max out specs on a MacBookApple offers a wide variety of MacBooks priced from $999 to $6,499 that can meet nearly any computing need. The entire MacBook lineup has moved to the M2 processor line, so speccing these products out will depend mostly on RAM and processor CPU needs.

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11:00
Save up to $300 on Apple's M2 Mac mini &...

Epic deals have launched on Apple's new Mac mini and 2023 MacBook Pro 14-inch and 16-inch laptops, with discounts knocking up to $300 off M2, M2 Pro and M2 Max models.2023 Mac deals are in effect.The Mac deals below can be activated when you head over to Adorama.com and enter promo code APINSIDER during Step 3 of checkout. With the promo code, readers can save $150 to $300 on M2, M2 Pro and M2 Max configurations, with prices as low as $549.

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09:40
Apple Adjusts Trade-In Values for iPhones, Macs, and...

After announcing new Mac and HomePod models last week, Apple adjusted its trade-in values for select devices in the United States.

iPhone trade-in values decreased by up to $80, and most Android smartphones also went down. Mac trade-in values remained unchanged or increased by up to $40 depending on the model, while some Apple Watch models increased in value and others decreased. Trade-in values were not changed for any iPad models.

Apple's latest trade-in values are listed below.

iPhone

  • iPhone 13 Pro Max: Up to $570 (vs. $650)
  • iPhone 13 Pro: Up to $470 (vs. $550)
  • iPhone 13: Up to $400 (vs. $450)
  • iPhone 13 mini: Up to $350 (vs. $380)
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max: Up to $400 (vs. $480)
  • iPhone 12 Pro: Up to $330 (vs. $400)
  • iPhone 12: Up...

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09:32
Surfing docuseries 'Make or Break' season...

Apple has revealed the trailer and premiere date for a new season of "Make or Break," a documentary about surfers coming to Apple TV+."Make or Break" season two premieres February 17The company will release four episodes of season two on Friday, February 17, followed by another four episodes on February 24. The eight-part season spotlights elite internationally-recognized World Surf League champions Kelly Slater, Stephanie Gilmore, Filipe Toledo, and others.

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09:18
Fortnite further crippled on iOS with January 30...

In addition to a new age restriction, Fortnite on iOS and macOS will not let users spend V-Bucks in an upcoming server-side update.Epic Games will limit Fortnite featuresApple removed the popular game from the App Store in 2020 after Epic Games sidestepped the App Store commission fee. Now, that old, yet still functional, version will have restrictions starting on January 30.

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09:00
Review: How Eve's Matter Accessories Work With...

Smart home company Eve in December began rolling out a firmware update that adds Matter support to the Eve Energy, Eve Motion, and Eve Door and Window. I have been testing the new Matter integration to see how the devices work with a standard HomeKit setup.

I have the Eve Energy, Eve Motion, and Eve Door and Window accessories, all of which have been out for some time but have been updated to work with Matter. If you're not familiar with Matter, it is a newly released smart home standard that's been adopted by Apple, Samsung, Google, Amazon, and other smart home manufacturers. Matter is designed to allow smart home accessories to be added to any smart home platform that supports the Matter standard.

So Matter-enabled devices from Eve can be added to ‌HomeKit‌, or can be used with Google and Amazon's smart home platforms, and...

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08:48
Apple TV+ announces raft of new children's shows

Apple TV+ is welcoming back "Stillwater," "Harriet the Spy," and the latest "Charlie Brown" special, plus launching new live-action and animated children's shows."Jane" is inspired by the life and works of Dr. Jane GoodallFollowing its teaser trailer for 2023 shows, and also specifically the launch of preschool series "Shape Island," Apple has now announced almost a dozen children's shows coming to the streaming service.

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08:25
Recent job listings indicate Apple's first...

Apple has started hiring employees in Malaysia, bringing its brick-and-mortar retail effort to the country for the first time.Apple begins hiring in MalaysiaThe move will expand its presence in Southeast Asia, as the company already has stores in Thailand and Singapore. Now, Apple has recently published job listings for locations in Malaysia, according to Bloomberg.

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08:02
Daily Deals Jan. 25: AirPods Pro for $199, up to $...

Some of the hottest deals for today include 57% off a Samsung Galaxy Smartwatch 4, 37% off an HP Envy 17.3" touchscreen notebook, $300 off an LG 86" 4K Smart TV and refurbished Ring cameras & doorbells up to 36% off.Get AirPods Pro for $220The AppleInsider team searches the internet for can't-miss deals at online stores to curate a top-notch list of deals on the best tech items, including deals on Apple products, TVs, accessories, and other gadgets. We share the most valuable finds in our Daily Deals post to help you save money.

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07:56
Apple Begins Selling Kensington's Mac Studio...

Apple today began selling a Kensington locking kit for the Mac Studio with everything needed to secure the computer to a desk or other surface, including an adapter, a combination lock, and a braided carbon steel cable with a nylon cover.

Kensington says the kit was "designed specifically for Apple" and can be installed in minutes, with no tools or modifications necessary. The adapter attaches to a slot that Apple built into the bottom of the Mac Studio and does not block any ports on the back of the computer. The kit is available to order for $64.95 on Apple's online store.

Kensington is a well-known brand for laptop security locks. Apple included a slot for a Kensington lock on many MacBooks until the early 2010s, and it appears that the companies partnered again to offer a security solution for the Mac Studio.

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07:42
Inside Apple Brompton Road: A gorgeous slice of calm...

Continuing an occasional series profiling Apple's most interesting stores, AppleInsider goes to Apple Brompton Road in London.Apple Brompton Road, LondonApple has a justified reputation for creating Apple Stores that are simply gorgeous. But actually it's far from simple, it's a delicate mix of modern retail and an appreciation for history that no other firm even attempts.

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07:27
Apple Invents 'Adjustable Exterior Lighting...

On January sixth, Patently Apple posted an IP report titled "Apple Invents a Smart Headlights system for Semi-Autonomous and Robotic Vehicles that automatically adjust to road conditions & more." Last Thursday, the US Patent & Trademark Office published yet another patent application from Apple specifically relating to adjustable exterior lighting systems for future semi and fully autonomous vehicles.

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07:22
Apple Beefs Up Smartphone Services in 'Silent...

Apple is taking steps to separate its mobile operating system from features offered by Google parent Alphabet, making advances around maps, search and advertising that has created a collision course between the Big Tech companies. From a report: The two Silicon Valley giants have been rivals in the smartphone market since Google acquired and popularized the Android operating system in the 2000s. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs called Android "a stolen product" that mimicked Apple's iOS mobile software, then declared "thermonuclear war" on Google, ousting the search company's then-CEO Eric Schmidt from the Apple board of directors in 2009. While the rivalry has been less noisy since, two former Apple engineers said the iPhone maker has held a "grudge" against Google ever since. One of these people said Apple is still engaged in a "silent war" against its arch-rival. It is doing so by developing features that could allow the iPhone-maker to further separate its products from services...

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07:01
Apple Begins Selling Refurbished iPhone 13 Lineup in...

Apple this week began selling refurbished iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max models for the first time in the UK, Germany, Italy, and Spain, with prices discounted by 15% compared to the equivalent brand new models. The standard iPhone 13 is not yet available refurbished, but inventory fluctuates regularly.

Availability of refurbished iPhone 13 models should expand to the U.S. soon, as the models are now listed on Apple's refurbished store there, but remain grayed out for now. This is typically a sign that availability will...

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06:52
Deals: Apple's M1 iMac Gets $149 Markdowns on...

Amazon today is offering a few of Apple's 2021 M1 iMacs at all-time low prices, focusing mainly on 256GB storage options. As of writing, only Amazon has these prices on the 24-inch iMac.

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.

Starting with the 7-core GPU, 256GB M1 iMac, you can get this model for $1,149.99, down from $1,299.00. Only Pink is available this time around, and this deal is a match of the best price we've ever tracked on this model.

$149 OFFM1 iMac (7-core/256GB) for $1,149.99

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06:38
Apple beefs up smartphone services in “silent war”...

Enlarge / Apple allegedly still holds a ‘grudge’ against Google ever since co-founder Steve Jobs called its rival Android operating system a "stolen product." (credit: FT montage/Reuters)

Apple is taking steps to separate its mobile operating system from features offered by Google parent Alphabet, making advances around maps, search and advertising that has created a collision course between the Big Tech companies.

The two Silicon Valley giants have been rivals in the smartphone market since Google acquired and popularized the Android operating system in the 2000s.

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs called Android “a stolen product” that mimicked Apple’s iOS mobile software, then declared “thermonuclear war” on Google, ousting the search company’s then-CEO Eric Schmidt from the Apple...

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05:56
Apple is steadily advancing its iPhone Services in a...

A new report this morning claims that Apple is taking steps to separate its mobile operating system from features offered by Google parent Alphabet, making advances around maps, search and advertising that has created a collision course between the Big Tech companies.

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05:36
FileZilla 3.63.0 - Fast and reliable FTP client.

FileZilla (ported from Windows) is a fast and reliable FTP client and server with lots of useful features and an intuitive interface.

The FileZilla Client not only supports FTP, but also FTP over TLS (FTPS) and SFTP. It is open source software distributed free of charge under the terms of the GNU General Public License.



Bugfixes and minor changes:

  • All official FileZilla binares now link against wxWidgets 3.2.1
  • Fixed a potential crash when closing FileZilla
  • Fixed tree control scroll position not following the foucsed item
  • Fixed an issue preventing translations into some languages to be loaded



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05:16
Korean Display Makers under Decarbonization Pressure...

The Korean government recently designated next-gen display technologies as a national strategic technology. Yet Apple is pressuring ...

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04:44
Cherry KW 9100 Slim review: Too-generic wireless...

The Cherry KW 9100 Slim is a full-sized Bluetooth Mac keyboard that claims to be a low-budget alternative to a Magic Keyboard.In reality, it's not. We find it to be an ordinary mid-price range plastic keyboard with a decent quality.The KW 9100 is very light at around 1.5 pounds, the heaviest component being the aluminum back-panel inside the keyboard. However, with its status as a full-sized keyboard with a numeric keypad, it's awkward to transport in a laptop bag alongside a MacBook, barely fitting even in our largest laptop bag.

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04:33
M2 Pro Mac mini vs Mac Pro - compared

The Mac Pro is still available as the Mac to switch to Apple Silicon. The powerful M2 Pro Mac mini is now out, and it gives the tower a run for its money.M2 Pro Mac mini vs Mac ProApple announced the upgraded Mac mini on January 27, releasing it in configurations for the M2 and M2 Pro chips. It offers a lot of power for such a compact design, comparable in some ways to the Mac Pro.

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04:24
Apple preparing to open its First Flagship Store in...

According to sources, Apple Inc. has begun hiring employees for a retail push into Malaysia, preparing to bring its chain to the Asian nation for the first time.

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03:59
Apple is engaged in a 'silent war' against...

Former Apple engineers say that Apple still holds a grudge over how Android allegedly copied iOS, and is steadily working to remove Google from the iPhone.It is the very slimmest of reports, but the Financial Times quotes two former Apple engineers about Apple and Google's rivalry, and it does fit with previous accounts.Both former engineers reportedly used the word "grudge" to describe Apple's relationship with Google, while one of them went further and described it as a "silent war." Neither source is quoted as saying anything further, but the Financial Times reports that there are three battlegrounds in this war, and the first was Apple Maps.

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02:00
Microsoft Investigating Widespread Teams, Outlook,...

Microsoft is investigating a networking issue after tens of thousands of users around the world have reported being unable to access services like Teams and Outlook.

In a series of tweets posted on the Microsoft 365 Status Twitter account, Microsoft said it was taking steps to isolate the problem, but did not mention how widespread it was.

"We're investigating issues impacting multiple Microsoft 365 services," said Microsoft, to which it later added: "We've rolled back a network change that we believe is causing impact. We're monitoring the service as the rollback takes effect."

Online outage tracker Downdetector shows almost 4,000 people in India have been impacted and more than 5,000 in the UK reported that Outlook was...

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00:01
BusyCal 2023.1.1 - Powerful calendar app with...

BusyCal is the powerful, flexible, reliable calendar app for macOS. It's packed with time-saving features and compatible with all leading cloud services including iCloud, Google, Exchange, and more.

BusyCal displays your calendar in Day, Week, Month, Year, and List views. What makes BusyCal unique is its ability to customize these views to more precisely meet your needs. You can choose the number of weeks shown in the Month view and the number of days shown in the Week view and even customize the calendar's appearance by choosing a font face and size, calendar colors, time format, and more.

Features

  • View and edit event details in a non-modal info panel.
  • Create repeating To Dos that display in the calendar and carry-forward until completed.
  • Scrolling Month and Week Views.
  • Customizable list view lets you filter and sort events by date, calendar, and more.
  • View live weather forecasts, sunrise/sunset times...
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Tuesday January 24

20:59
HandBrake 1.6.1 - Versatile video encoder; convert...

HandBrake is a tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs.

Features

  • Supported Sources
    • VIDEO_TS folder, DVD image or real DVD (unencrypted -- CSS is not supported internally and must be handled externally with third-party software and libraries), BDMV folder (unencrypted), and some .VOB and .TS files
    • Any multimedia file it can get libavformat to read and libavcodec to decode.
  • Outputs
    • File format: MP4 and MKV
    • Video: MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264 or Theora (1 or 2 passes or constant quantizer/rate encoding)
    • Audio: AAC, HE-AAC, AC3, MP3, Vorbis, FLAC (16-bit, 24-bit) or AAC, MP3, AC3, DTS and DTS-HD pass-through (supports encoding of several audio tracks)
  • Miscellaneous features
    • Chapter selection
    • Soft subtitle support (DVD/VobSub in DVD/MKV/MP4, Blu-ray/PGS in BD/MKV, SRT files, SRT/UTF-8 in MKV...
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16:30
How to Use the Temperature and Humidity Sensors on...

In January 2023, Apple released a HomePod 16.3 software update that adds humidity and temperature sensing to the second-generation ‌HomePod‌ and all HomePod mini models. This article explains how to use the features.

In January 2023, Apple announced a second-generation full-size ‌HomePod‌ featuring temperature and humidity sensors that can be used to measure the indoor climate, but it also released a software update that brought the same functionality to existing ‌HomePod mini‌ models.

Apple's ‌HomePod mini‌ was known to have unused temperature and humidity sensors, but now Apple has updated the software, these sensors are available features on the smaller smart speaker, too. Sadly, these sensors are not included in the first-generation ‌HomePod‌.

To get a readout from the sensors, make sure you have updated your...

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16:15
Apple gearing up to re-release revamped HomeKit...

New unearthed code suggests that Apple will soon re-release its Homekit architecture after it initially withdrew the option in December.Apple's December HomeKit architecture rolloutIn December, Apple withdrew the option to upgrade Homekit to the new architecture, following reports the update wasn't working properly for users.

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16:02
Perfectly Good MacBooks From 2020 Are Being Sold For...

2-year-old MacBooks with Apple's T2 security chip are being turned into parts because recyclers have no way to login and factory reset the machines, reports Motherboard. "It's a boon for security and privacy and a plague on the second hard market." From the report: "How many of you out there would like a 2-year-old M1 MacBook? Well, too bad, because your local recycler just took out all the Activation Locked logic boards and ground them into carcinogenic dust," John Bumstead, a MacBook refurbisher and owner of the RDKL INC repair store, said in a recent tweet. First introduced in 2018, the laptop makes it impossible for anyone who isn't the original owner to log into the machine. "Like it has been for years with recyclers and millions of iPhones and iPads, it's pretty much game over with MacBooks now -- there's just nothing to do about it if a device is locked," Bumstead told Motherboard. "Even the jailbreakers/bypassers don't have a solution, and they probably won't because Apple...

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15:23
Apple Preparing to Re-Release Revamped HomeKit...

Apple with the iOS 16.2 update introduced an updated underlying architecture for HomeKit and the Home app, but it was pulled a week after launch because of bugs and installation issues. At the time, Apple said the removal was temporary and that the upgrade option would "return soon."

It appears that Apple is nearly ready to reintroduce the updated Home architecture, as backend code indicates that Apple is preparing a "version 2" and testing it internally.

Definitely seems like it https://t.co/6ENJtP8pGJ pic.twitter.com/cFHQ7f1IZF

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14:40
Apple Gives Some Older iPhones OS Updates, Going...

Apple has provided iOS 12.5.7, macOS 11.7.3, and other updates for older devices that can't be updated to the latest releases. AppleInsider reports: The new updates are for users still using older devices and operating systems and address similar bugs and security patches available in the recent iOS 16.3 and macOS Ventura releases. The security patch notes list at least 14 different systems affected by security issues that have been patched. The new update versions are: iOS 12.5.7, iOS 15.7.3, iPadOS 15.7.3, macOS Big Sur 11.7.3, and macOS Monterey 12.6.3.

Users may note the skipped iOS versions between iOS 12 and iOS 15. Those are due to where devices were cut off from updating. Every device that could run iOS 13 could run iOS 15, so Apple doesn't update every version. The oldest device supported by iOS 12.5.7, for example, is the iPhone 5s, which was released in September 2013. The oldest Macs supported by macOS Big Sur are the 2013 MacBook Air, Mac Pro, and MacBook Pro....

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14:33
Apple Releases HomePod Software 16.3 and tvOS 16.3

With the release of HomePod Software 16.3 and tvOS 16.3, Apple has completed its usual cycle of operating system updates. tvOS 16.3 has no changes worth describing, but HomePod Software 16.3 has quite a few improvements.

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13:57
Entry level M2 Mac mini, 2023 MacBook Pro have...

The base model of Apple's newest Mac mini and the 2023 MacBook Pro have has significantly slower SSD read and write speeds because of engineering choices, compared to that of the previous generation models.A teardown by Brandon Geekbit has uncovered the reason on the Mac mini — the 256GB Mac mini comes with a single 256GB storage chip. Last generation's M1 Mac mini came equipped with two 128GB flash chips in parallel, allowing for faster speeds.

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13:45
Hands-On With the New M2 Pro Mac Mini

The new M2-series MacBook Pro and Mac mini models launched today, marking the debut of the first M2 Pro and ‌M2‌ Max chips. We have the ‌M2‌ Pro ‌Mac mini‌ on hand, and thought we'd take a look at the machine and do a series of benchmarks to see how it fits into Apple's lineup.

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Base model ‌Mac mini‌ machines come with either an ‌M2‌ or ‌M2‌ Pro chip, and like the now-discontinued Intel model, the ‌M2‌ Pro has four Thunderbolt 4 ports while the ‌M2‌ version has just two. Other than that distinction, the two ‌Mac mini‌ models are identical externally, offering two USB-A ports, an Ethernet port, an HDMI 2.1 port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

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13:11
New 256GB Mac Mini and 512GB MacBook Pro Have Slower...

While the new Mac mini with the M2 chip has a lower $599 starting price, the base model with 256GB of storage has slower SSD read and write speeds compared to the previous-generation model with the M1 chip and 256GB of storage.

A teardown of the new Mac mini shared by YouTube channel Brandon Geekabit reveals that the 256GB model is equipped with only a single 256GB storage chip, while the same configuration with the M1 chip has two 128GB chips. This difference explains why the new model has a slower SSD, as multiple NAND chips allow for faster speeds.

We have confirmed with the Blackmagic Disk Speed Test benchmarking app that SSD read and write speeds for the new 256GB Mac mini are each around 1,500 MB/s, which is anywhere from 30% to 50% slower than read and write speeds for the equivalent previous-generation model, although benchmark results and real-world performance can vary.

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12:16
Macintosh launched on Jan 24, 1984 and changed the...

At launch, the Macintosh was far from a hit, far from being affordable and even far from being completely workable. Yet, that original model did succeed in forever changing computing not just for its fans, but for the entire world."You've just seen some pictures of Macintosh," said Steve Jobs at the official launch of the Mac. He was on stage at the Flint Center in De Anza College, Cupertino, on Tuesday, January 24, 1984. "Now I'd like to show you Macintosh in person."

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12:15
In a Battle with Amazon's Prime, Apple Original...

Apple has confirmed Deadline’s scoop on winning an all-night bidding battle against Amazon Prime for the John Carney-directed "Flora and Son," and more

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11:47
Tweetbot Developer Tapbots Launches 'Ivory...

Tapbots, the company behind now-defunct Twitter client Tweetbot, today launched Ivory, an app that is designed to be used with the Mastodon social network.

Available for the iPhone and the iPad, Ivory has been in testing with a limited number of beta testers since late November, but with Twitter officially ending API access for third-party Twitter apps, Tapbots accelerated development and opted to launch an early version of Ivory.

Ivory has a Tweetbot-like layout that will be immediately familiar to Tweetbot users, offering the same general interface with tabs for a home timeline view, mentions, notifications, profile, lists, and more. There's support for multiple accounts, content warnings, muting, and...

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11:42
US sues Google over digital ad market monopoly

The U.S. Department of Justice and eight states have sued Google, over allegations it has an abusive "monopoly power" that makes it impossible for other advertising tools to adequately compete.Announced via a press conference on Tuesday and a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the U.S. DoJ and a collection of states all complain that Google is anti-competitive when it comes to the ad business."Google's anticompetitive behavior has raised barriers to entry to artificially high levels," the complaint reads, continuing that the tech giant "forced key competitors to abandon the market for ad tech tools, dissuaded potential competitors from joining the market, and left Google's few remaining competitors marginalized and unfairly disadvantaged."

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10:53
Apple's M2 Mac mini 512GB is on sale for $699...

Apple's new M2 Mac mini with a 512GB SSD (double the amount of storage found in the standard model) is $100 off exclusively for AppleInsider readers, dropping the cost to $699.Save $100 on a 512GB Mac mini M2.To snap up the exclusive $100 markdown, head over to Adorama.com and enter promo code APINSIDER during Step 3 of checkout. With the coupon, you can pick up Apple's brand-new Mac mini 2023 with an M2 chip (8-core CPU, 10-core GPU), 8GB of memory and a 512GB SSD for $699.

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10:29
Morgan Stanley slightly pessimistic on Apple's...

With lower than normal iPhone shipments, Morgan Stanley is following consensus for Apple's first quarter results for 2023.An Apple Store logoIn a note to investors seen by AppleInsider on Tuesday, Morgan Stanley thinks that Apple will report revenue of $122.8 billion, up from a previous forecast of $120.3 billion. This puts Morgan Stanley just 1% up from the consensus view of $122.1 billion.

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10:12
HomePod software version 16.3 is here alongside tvOS...

Apple on Tuesday has rolled out HomePod version 16.3 and tvOS16.3 with support for the new large HomePod and activation of dormant temperature sensors in HomePod mini.Operating system updates provide support for new HomePodsLike many tvOS updates, this one primarily focuses on platform stability, bug fixes, and ecosystem improvements. What's interesting in this update is what's coming to the HomePod lineup.

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10:11
Apple Releases HomePod 16.3 Software With Humidity...

Following the iOS 16.3, iPadOS 16.3, tvOS 16.3, watchOS 9.3, and macOS Ventura 13.2 updates that came out yesterday, Apple today released new 16.3 software created for the HomePod, second-generation ‌HomePod‌, and HomePod mini.

According to Apple's release notes, ‌HomePod‌ software version 16.3 adds a number of new features. It activates temperature and humidity sensing for both the second-generation ‌HomePod‌ and the ‌HomePod mini‌, allowing those readings to be used for home automation.

Ambient sounds have been remastered to be more immersive and can be added to scenes, automations, and alarms in the Home app, and recurring Home automations can be set up using Siri commands. Apple has also added a unique confirmation tone that will play...

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10:10
Apple Releases tvOS 16.3

Apple today released tvOS 16.3, the third major point update to the tvOS 16 operating system that originally came out in September. Available for the Apple TV 4K and ‌Apple TV‌ HD, tvOS 16.3 comes six weeks after tvOS 16.2, an update that added Apple Music Sing.

The tvOS 16.3 update can be downloaded over the air through the Settings app on the ‌‌‌‌‌Apple TV‌‌‌‌‌ by going to System > Software Update. ‌‌‌‌‌Apple TV‌‌‌‌‌ owners who have automatic software updates turned on will be upgraded to ‌tvOS 16.3 automatically.

tvOS updates are usually minor in scale, focusing on internal bug fixes and improvements rather than notable outward-facing changes. There is no word as of yet what's included in the tvOS 16.3 update, and no features were found during the beta testing process....

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10:07
Apple Celebrates Data Privacy Day by Unveiling a New...

Although two Class Actions have been filed against Apple in January alone regarding privacy (01 and 02), Apple today pushed ahead and published a press release titled "Apple builds on privacy commitment by unveiling new education and awareness efforts on Data Privacy Day.

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09:37
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Lifelong learners can receive a 94% discount on a bundle of technologies that help you grow your practical knowledge, including lifetime access to Rosetta Stone and StackSkills.Get a Rosetta Stone bundle for $99.Learning another language has never been easier thanks to Rosetta Stone's Lifetime Subscription service that unlocks learning access to more than 24 languages, now only $99 with this outstanding deal.

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09:31
New Creative Zen Air earbuds offer up to 18 hours of...

The new wireless earbuds from Creative Technology sport a new design, along with features such as Active Noise Cancellation and Ambient Mode.Creative Zen Air earbudsThe new design is reminiscent of AirPods, with stick-shaped earbuds that fit into a pocket-friendly charging case. They offer noise control functions such as Active Noise Cancellation and Ambient Mode for an excellent listening experience.

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09:27
Samsung to Unveil their First Galaxy Notebook with...

Samsung Display revealed that the first notebook with OLED Touch Displays will be unveiled at Samsung's Unpacked event scheduled for February

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08:54
Apple Highlights iPhone's Privacy Features in...

In celebration of Data Privacy Day on January 28, Apple has shared a short film in which actor Nick Mohammed from the hit Apple TV+ comedy series "Ted Lasso" learns about iPhone privacy features. Mohammed is accompanied by Von, who is an actual Specialist at Apple's Tower Theatre store in Los Angeles, according to Apple.

In particular, the video highlights privacy features such as Mail Privacy Protection, Intelligent Tracking Prevention, and App Tracking Transparency.

A new Today at Apple session called "Taking Charge of Your Privacy with iPhone" will help users better understand Apple's privacy features and how they can protect their data. The free session will be available at all Apple Store locations around the world starting January 28, with registration now open on Apple's website....

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08:30
HomePod Mini vs. HomePod Buyer's Guide

In 2020, Apple unveiled the HomePod mini as the first addition to the HomePod lineup, with a new spherical design and the S5 chip. With a more affordable price tag of just $99, ‌HomePod mini‌ is a much more accessible and versatile version of Apple's smart speaker in a compact design.

Apple recently reintroduced the full-size HomePod, meaning that there are once again two HomePods to choose from. At three times the price of ‌HomePod mini‌, should you buy the full-size ‌HomePod‌, or choose its junior sibling? Our guide outlines the differences between the two HomePods and helps to answer the question of how to decide which may be best for you...

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08:26
New 'Today at Apple' and video launch for...

Apple has unveiled a video with "Ted Lasso" star Nick Mohammed for Data Privacy Day, alongside an Apple Store workshop teaching users about privacy features on the iPhone."A Day in the Life of an Average Person's Data," is a new six-minute video that follows Mohammed as he lives his life, constantly interrupted by an Apple specialist commentating."Every day, people go about their daily lives unaware their data is harvested, and used to track them," says the specialist. "But now, they have a choice. Because with iPhone, privacy is built in from the beginning."

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08:14
Apple Explains iOS 16.3's New Security Keys...

Apple this week shared a support document with details about its new Security Keys for Apple ID feature, available starting with iOS 16.3, iPadOS 16.3, and macOS 13.2. The document provides an overview of the feature and explains how to use it.

Apple says the optional security feature is designed for individuals who want "extra protection from targeted attacks, such as phishing or social engineering scams." When it is enabled, signing into an Apple ID requires entering your account's password and then using a FIDO Certified security key to complete two-factor authentication, instead of a traditional six-digit verification code from another Apple device.

Those who enable the feature must be very careful not to lose their security keys, as this could result in losing access to your Apple ID account permanently. For this reason, you must...

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07:40
Apple Won 42 Patents today covering AirPods Max with...

Today the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 42 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. In this particular report we briefly cover patents relating to AirPods Max's 'Pose' sensors and the Magic Keyboard's construction with focus on its hinge system. Apple also won two key design patents and ...

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07:31
Right-to-repair advocate urges Apple to let...

One independent MacBook reseller and right-to-repair advocate has scavenged Macs from a facility that destroys computers for security reasons, and wants Apple to let him disable iCloud Activation Locks.2020 M1 MacBooks are making their way to recycling centersJohn Bumstead has a business refurbishing and reselling used Macs via his RDKL INC repair store. Apple doesn't make his life easy as a business owner seeking to sell used computers on the cheap.

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07:29
Deals: Amazon Offering $200 Off Select M2 iPad Pro...

Amazon today has a collection of discounts on Apple's M2 iPad Pro, offering $200 discounts that mainly focus on the models with higher storage of 1TB and above. Across the board, all of the deals shared below are all-time low prices on the 2022 iPad Pro.

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11-Inch iPad Pro

Starting with the 11-inch M2 iPad Pro, you can get three models at a discount this week on Amazon. There's only one Wi-Fi model at a notable discount, and it's the 2TB Wi-Fi model for $1,699.00, down from $1,899.00.

$200 OFF11-Inch iPad Pro (2TB Wi-Fi) for $1,699.00

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06:46
Daily Deals Jan. 24: $550 off 14-inch MacBook Pro,...

Some of our top tech finds today include $500 off a 16" MacBook Pro, $400 off a Lenovo 16" Slim Multi-Touch Laptop, $400 off an LG OLED evo TV and more.Save on an Apple TV 4K bundle.The AppleInsider crew scours the web for stellar deals at online retailers to develop an unbeatable list of deals on the best tech gadgets, including deals on Apple products, TVs, accessories, and other items. We post the best deals in our Daily Deals post to help put money back in your pocket.

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06:34
Apple TV+ short gets Oscar nominations, '...

"Causeway," and "The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and the Horse" have been nominated for Academy Awards for Apple TV+, but there were no accolades for Will Smith's "Emancipation."'The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse' is nominated for an OscarIn 2022, Apple was the first-ever streaming recipient of the Best Picture Oscar at the Academy Awards for "CODA," and this year it is believed to have hoped for the same with "Emancipation."

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06:08
Best bags for MacBook Pro in 2023

Your MacBook Pro is a daily workhorse, so carrying it in a protective bag that fits your lifestyle makes good sense. Here are the best laptop bags to consider, whether your routine involves crowded subways or the great outdoors.Roundup of laptop bags for the latest MacBook ProWhen deciding on a functional and valuable laptop bag, we recommend investing in a quality bag made of long-lasting materials and hardware. There is a wide variety of options, from budget to bougie, but choose one that fits your lifestyle and price point.

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05:32
Samsung to Debut First OLED Laptop Display With...

Samsung says it is set to begin mass producing OLED laptop displays that integrate touch sensors directly into the panel, with the technology expected to make a debut in new Galaxy Book models next week (via ZDNet).

The panels use OCTA, or on-cell touch AMOLED technology, to achieve the feat, which allows them to be thinner than solutions that use a separate touchscreen panel film. Samsung claims that it is the world's first laptop OLED panel with an integrated touchscreen.

Previously only used in smartphones like the Galaxy S series and Apple's iPhones, the panels are expected to come in 13-inch and 16-inch sizes, and are capable of supporting 3K resolution and up to 120Hz refresh rates.

The Korean company did not say which laptop would debut the technology, but it is expected to unveil updated Galaxy Book laptops with OLED...

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05:24
M2 MacBook Pro vs. 14- and 16-Inch MacBook Pro Buyer...

Apple recently announced a major update for its high-end MacBook Pro models, adding the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips, better battery life, Wi‑Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, and a HDMI 2.1 port. Last year, Apple updated the 13-inch MacBook Pro with the M2 chip, so how do the machines compare?

Despite both being MacBook Pros, the ‌M2‌ model and the high-end models are very different machines, so should you consider purchasing the lower-cost MacBook Pro, which starts at $1,299, to save money, or do you need the higher-end 14- or 16-inch MacBook Pro, which costs at least $700 more? Our guide helps to answer the question of how to decide which of these two Apple silicon MacBook Pros is best for you.

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