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Tuesday November 13

iMazing Quick Transfer

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to quickly copy any kind of media, document or file from any Mac or PC to iPhone and iPad in exactly 2 clicks? No iTunes syncs, without iCloud, and for free?

Well, today we’re announcing just that. It’s called Quick Transfer and it’s now available with no restrictions in the free version of iMazing.

This is a really versatile app.

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5G Coming to 16 UK Cities

LONDON – UK telecoms provider EE announced that it is bringing super-fast 5G mobile connectivity to 16 UK cities in 2019. The launch will initially take place in London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Belfast, Birmingham and Manchester. It will then be rolled out to Bristol, Coventry, Glasgow, Hull, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield. While this is undoubtedly good news for UK consumers, ZDNet explains that we should not get too excited yet: “The first 1,500 sites that EE is upgrading to 5G amount to around 7% of its total sites, and cover 15% of the UK population. However, these sites use 25% of all data across the whole network.” Here are some more details on the rollout:

Coverage won’t be total: 5G will be offered in the busiest parts of the six launch cites — including Hyde Park in London, Manchester Arena, Belfast City Airport, the Welsh Assembly, Edinburgh Waverley train station and Birmingham’s Bullring. EE said it will also be...

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9to5Toys Lunch Break: Pre-Black Friday MacBook Pro...

9to5Toys now has a new app! Download it to stay to date on the best gear and deals on the web. Plus don’t forget to check us out on Apple News and sign up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+ and Safari push notifications.

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The best home and kitchen gear to give as gifts

There are plenty of technology gifts that can make someone's domestic life easier, but where to start? For this year's holiday gift guide we've chosen eight devices that can help out in both the kitchen and the home at large. Smart speakers are hot o...

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Kano’s Harry Potter Wand Kit now available at Apple...

Kano’s Harry Potter wand makes it easy and fun to learn how to code. With the wand and other products, Kano has become one of the industry leaders in the STEAM education space thanks to its accessible and impressive programming kits.


The post Kano’s Harry Potter Wand Kit now available at Apple stores appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Amazon Picks Crystal City and New York City to House...

Following much speculation and political lobbying, Amazon revealed on Tuesday that it will open its second headquarters in Crystal City in Virginia and New York City. Furthermore, Amazon announced that Nashville will be the base for its new Center of Excellence for its Operations business. The center will be responsible for the company’s customer fulfillment, transportation, supply chain and related tasks. The Washington Post outlined the significance of the decision for the places that the online retail behemoth has selected:

The choice of Crystal City in Arlington County as one of the winners cements Northern Virginia’s reputation as a magnet for business and potentially reshape the Washington region into an eastern outpost of...

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How to catch up on Stan Lee's creations by...

After more than five decades creating comic books that now span a multi-billion dollar movie franchise, modern mythologist Stan Lee has died. He has left behind an enormous body of printed work in his five decades in the industry, and AppleInsider discusses how to best access those works on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad.

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Apple iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S9 and Xiaomi Mi 6...

wiredmikey writes: Apple iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S9 and Xiaomi Mi 6 smartphones were all hacked on the first day of the Pwn2Own Tokyo 2018 contest taking place this week alongside the PacSec security conference in Tokyo, Japan. Pwn2Own Tokyo 2018 participants earned a total of $225,000 on the first day of the event. On the second day, at least two teams will make additional attempts to hack the iPhone X and the Xiaomi Mi 6.


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Facebook bug allowed other sites to view users...

Facebook's privacy woes are a little murkier after it emerged a bug allowed websites to extract certain data from users' profiles, such as their interests and likes, without them knowing about it. Facebook fixed the bug a few days after Imperva secur...

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Moment Tele 58mm lens adds up to 4x optical zoom,...

Smartphone cameras are getting insanely good, especially in the case of Google’s Pixel lineup and Apple’s latest iPhones. Moment has made some excellent lenses to produce even better shots out of your phone, and today the company is launching the new Moment Tele 58mm lens.


The post Moment Tele 58mm lens adds up to 4x optical zoom, increased bokeh, optimized for Pixel, Galaxy, iPhone appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Castro Podcasts adds Share Sheet extension for...

Popular third-party podcast player Castro has been updated today with a handful of notable enhancements. Primarily, today’s update focuses on enhancing the sideloading functionality that was originally introduced back in August.


The post Castro Podcasts adds Share Sheet extension for easier sideloading, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Moment's latest telephoto lens is designed for...

Moment released a telephoto lens for phones back in 2014, but it was designed for small phones like the iPhone 5S and quickly developed distortion on phones with larger camera sensors. You had to investigate alternatives like OlloClip's upcoming Pro...

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You can watch CBS All Access' upcoming true...

CBS All Access is notorious for releasing weekly episodes for its shows instead of dropping them all at once. Star Trek Discovery, for instance, debuted on the service in September 2017 and streamed weekly until February 2018. Now, the service is try...

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11-inch 2018 iPad Pro versus 10.5-inch 2017 iPad Pro...

The new 2018 iPad Pro is a marvel of engineering, with a brilliant new design and a chip so powerful that it gives even the most premium laptops a run for their money. AppleInsider takes a closer look at its performance, to see if it is worth getting the new model, or buying 2017 10.5-inch iPad Pro at a discounted price.

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The Canary View indoor camera is a great way to...

Keeping an eye on your home when you're away is essential for strong security, but indoor cameras can get pricey. Today, Amazon is offering one of our favorites, the Canary View, for just $50Remove non-product link, half off its list price and one of the lowest prices we've ever seen.

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'PUBG' comes to the PlayStation 4 on...

Even after a juicy rumor dropped that Player Unknown's Battlegrounds was coming soon to PlayStation 4, many gamers still had their doubts. You can banish all those negative thoughts now, as Sony and PUBG have announced that the game is indeed coming...

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Spotify Apple Watch App Debuts Today

The new integration with Apple Watch makes accessing your recently played songs simple, even with your phone in your pocket.

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Netflix signs show deal with 'Sharp Objects...

Netflix has convinced yet another high-profile TV producer to join its ranks. The company has signed a multi-year deal with acclaimed director, producer and writer Marti Noxon that will have her produce episodic content exclusively for the streaming...

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Spotify comes to Apple Watch with limited set of...

Spotify on Tuesday released a long-awaited native Apple Watch app, albeit missing some key features for now.

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The best ways to stream live sports

If you're a sports fan, there's nothing quite like kicking back on the couch, cracking open a cold one and watching your favorite team rise triumphant over the other guys. For the longest time, it was thought that the only way to have such an experie...

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Remembering Stan Lee: An App Store Story

Legendary comic book writer Stan Lee passed away yesterday. Apple is featuring a story in the Today section of the App Store called Remembering Stan Lee. Today Apple celebrates Mr. Lee’s legacy with apps and games featuring his iconic crimefighters in all their masked glory. On the app side, we see Marvel Unlimited, Marvel: Color Your Own, comiXology, and Olli by Tinrocket. In the game section we see Marvel Contest of Champions, Marvel Strike Force, Marvel Battle Lines, and Marvel Avengers Academy. Finally, the story notes that Mr. Lee served in the Army during WWI, and two apps in this section include Sandboxx, to send a letter to service members, and Apple Books.

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Spotify officially debuts its Apple Watch app

That didn't take long -- mere days after it became clear Spotify was testing an Apple Watch app, that client is now available to the masses. The streaming music giant has updated its iOS app with an Apple Watch app that can control the service from y...

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∞ Apple Pencil (2nd Generation) review

[VIDEO] Speaking of the new Apple Pencil, here’s Rene Ritchie (video embedded in main Loop post) digging in deep, with just a hint of Serenity Caldwell.

This is just great. An Apple Pencil review done using the Apple Pencil. Wonderful.

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Apple Pencil teardown

OK, technically, this is an iPad Pro 11″ teardown. But I am much more interested in the Apple Pencil innards. And how someone can get inside the Apple Pencil.

Looks like a job for the ultrasonic cutter. Whee!

∞ Read this on The Loop

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This Week’s iTunes Movie Deals Includes Harry Potter...

This week’s iTunes movie deals include Disney Movies and a Harry Potter bundle featuring all eight films, as well as other movie deals.

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Fixing Wear OS: How Google could fight back against...


There’s no doubt Wear OS is living in the shadow of the Apple Watch right now – while manufacturers are usually coy about exact smartwatch sales, analysts suggest the Apple smartwatch has a substantially bigger market share than Google’s platform.

The Apple wearable has also been given consistent and useful refreshes in the three years since its launch, across both its hardware and its software, leaving Wear OS looking sluggish and fragmented by comparison.

To me, as long as the Android OS update model continues to be fragmented, leaving many more users using older OS versions than the tiny sliver who use the latest and greatest, Apple Watch just has an insurmountable advantage.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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Spotify releases ‘first version’ of its Apple Watch...

Spotify has released what it describes as the ‘first version’ of its new Apple Watch — suggesting more features will be coming in a future version. Spotify for Apple Watch first surfaced earlier this month when TestFlight beta testers spotted the pre-release version with limited features.


The post Spotify releases ‘first version’ of its Apple Watch app with limited features appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Amazon confirms New York City and Northern Virginia...

Amazon has confirmed it will be setting up new corporate headquarters for its empire in New York City and Northern Virginia, putting to an end a year-long process where the major online retailer vetted proposals to move to 238 candidate locations.

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Apple Releases Swift Playgrounds 2.2, Third Party...

The What’s Next feature has also received an upgrade to improve the suggestions it makes, while touch gestures have been made more precise.

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Yet Another Facebook Vulnerability Found

Another Facebook vulnerability has been found that could have exposed information about users and their friends.

The security company Imperva has released new details on a Facebook vulnerability that could have exposed user data. The bug allowed websites to obtain private information about Facebook users and their friends through unauthorized access to a company API, playing off a specific behavior in the Chrome browser. The bug was disclosed to Facebook and resolved in May.

At this point Facebook is a giant dumpster fire. Get out while you still can.

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App Store honors Stan Lee with comic-inspired...

We lost Stan Lee at the age of 95 yesterday, and today Apple is honoring the legendary comic book creator with a special story in the App Store. “Storytelling wouldn’t be what it is today without Stan Lee,” reads the opening to the app collection inspired by the late Spider-Man co-creator.


The post App Store honors Stan Lee with comic-inspired collection after passing appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Amazon chooses Virginia and New York City sites for...

Washington Post:

Amazon will open major new outposts in Northern Virginia’s Crystal City and in New York City, splitting its much-sought investment of up to 50,000 jobs between the two East Coast sites, according to people close to the decision-making process.

Crystal City is actually part of Arlington, VA, home of the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery and right next to National Airport.

The New York City location is Long Island City, which is in Queens, just east of Manhattan with access to the Queensboro Bridge and the Queens Midtown Tunnel, both of which connect Queens to Manhattan. Laguardia Airport is also in Queens.

The Crystal City location has long been a not so secret secret, widely rumored as the primary selection. Though Amazon still has not made an official announcement, this story appeared in this morning’s Washington Post, which is owned by Jeff Bezos.


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OWC launches the 14-port Thunderbolt 3 Dock

OWC has introduced the OWC 14-port Thunderbolt 3 Dock for Mac and Windows systems machines maximizing simplicity and productivity.

It sports 85-watts of charging power, plus a dedicated 10 Gbps USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port to keep the Thunderbolt 3 port available for other devices such as fast external drives or a second monitor. Larry O'Connor, founder and CEO of OWC, says it’s the only Thunderbolt 3 docking station on the market with both a microSD slot and a SD Card slot for larger, longer format recording devices like DLSR and video cameras.

The new OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock has a manufacture’s suggested retail price of $299.99. It’s available for pre-order at in space gray and silver.

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Naim Audio Mu-so and Uniti systems gain AirPlay 2...


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iPhone Top Selling Phone at Alibaba Singles Day

Phones accounted for at least 100 million yuan ($14.36 million) in sales during the record-breaking event.

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Pandora Podcasts Engine Launches in Beta Today

It will mix human curation and algorithms to suggest podcasts for you.

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Some Users Report Their Apple IDs Being Locked

A number of users are reporting that their Apple IDs have been locked on their iOS devices, with the reason for the issue unknown.

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Significant number of users being required to reset...


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Google Traffic Was Hijacked, Routed Through Russia,...

In another BGP hijack, Google traffic was rerouted yesterday through Russia and China. This included Google Cloud, YouTube, and other services.

Specifically, network connectivity to Google was instead routed through TransTelekom in Russia (, and into a China Telecom gateway ( that black-holed the packets. Both hostnames have since stopped resolving to IP addresses.

Hijack me once, shame on you. Hijack me twice, shame on me.

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Lowest prices ever: Up to $1,400 off loaded 15...

For 12 hours only, Apple's 2017 15-inch MacBook Pros are discounted by up to $1,400 during B&H's DealZone event, delivering the lowest prices ever on models with upgraded processors, top-of-the-line graphics and additional storage.

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Snapchat Adds Friendship Profiles, New Bitmoji

Snapchat is adding some features to its app, like Friendship Profiles, new Bitmoji, Bitmoji Stories, and Bitmoji Merch.

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Here are all the receivers and speakers that are...

AirPlay 2 is a small but important addition to Apple's platforms, allowing audio to be played on multiple devices simultaneously. Here's a list of the compatible speakers and receivers promised so far, and where available, the dates AirPlay 2 support is expected. [Updated Nov. 13]

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Waymo expected to launch paid, driverless...

Beating all of its rivals to the punch, Alphabet's Waymo is reportedly planning on launching its commercial driverless ridehailing service in early December.

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Future Apple Watches may support FaceTime calls

Want to make FaceTimes calls on your Apple Watch? It may happen. Apple has been granted a patent (number 10,129,503) for an “image-capturing watch.” 

In the patent filing, the tech giant notes that folks use electronic devices to record video, which may be of themselves. For example, a person may record their face while talking, and may do so as part of a video conference in which the person's image is transmitted to another participant in the conference to be displayed on a device of the other participant during the video conference. 

You can, of course, do that with FaceTime on an iPhone, iPad, or Mac. Apple thinks you’d also like to do it on your Apple Watch.

Here’s the summary of the invention: “The image-capturing device may include two cameras, a watch body, and a watch band coupled to the watch body. The two cameras may simultaneously capture images. A processor of the image-capturing device may combine image data of the simultaneously-captured images...

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iPad Pro Diary: Talk of a 14.9-inch iPad doesn’t...

Even before the new compact 12.9-inch iPad went on sale, there was talk of even larger iPads.  Developer Steven Troughton-Smith made the case for a 14.9-inch iPad Pro, noting that this would allow two decent-sized Safari tabs to be open side-by-side with a third app open too.

And while some might think it’s a crazy idea – where would it end? – a poll of 9to5Mac readers shows that around 40% of you favor the idea of an iPad larger than the existing 12.9-inch model …


The post iPad Pro Diary: Talk of a 14.9-inch iPad doesn’t seem as crazy as it sounds appeared first on...

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Future Lightning cables may create a water-tight...

Apple is continuing to find ways to make its devices more water resistant by protecting its ports from liquids, with the iPhone producer considering the possibility of adding elements to Lightning or similar connectors to create a "liquid-tight seal" when connected.

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Snapchat launches new Friendship Profiles, Bitmoji...

As it faces mounting pressure from the likes of Instagram and Facebook, Snapchat is rolling out an update today with a focus on friends. Starting today, users can now view “Friendship Profiles” within the Snapchat app, while the company is also introducing Bitmoji stories and Bitmoji merch…


The post Snapchat launches new Friendship Profiles, Bitmoji merchandise for the holidays appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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360Audio 5.1 Virtual Surround Sound Earbuds: “...

Let’s face it; no matter how good the earbuds or earphones, they just can’t compete with a surround sound system like you find with a home theater system. That’s all changing with the new 360Audio 5.1 Virtual Surround Sound Earbuds ($64.99), bringing that home theater experience to earphones with new technology that reproduces sound the precise way it was created.

Endorsed by recording industry experts Chris Julian, Gregg Rolie, Ron Wisko, Andy Abad and more, the 360Audio 5.1 Virtual Surround Sound Earbuds let you enjoy sounds the way they were recorded with all of the intense directionality of surround sound.

  • Immerse yourself in true replicated audio &...

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Steve Sande’s hands-on review of the new 12.9-inch...

Dennis Sellers and I decided that since we both had experience with the earlier iterations of the iPad Pro that we’d write separate reviews of the new 12.9-inch version. Both of us have the Smart Keyboard Folio, cellular+Wi-Fi, and seemingly have the same goal in mind — be able to use the iPad Pro as our “laptop” of choice. I wrote this entire review on the iPad Pro and published it through Squarespace with no issues.

The hardware of the new device is stellar. The screen is big, bright and colorful, sound out of the four speakers is incredibly good, and I’ve found battery life to be much better than both the first-generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro and second-generation 10.5-inch model. The speed on this device is also noticeably better; things that used to bog down or fail to run on the earlier iPad Pros now seem to whiz right along.

The iPad Pro in split view mode; Firefox on the left, Bear on the right.

If you look at the photo above, you’ll notice that the...

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Swift Playgrounds 2.2 makes third party content...

Apple has updated Swift Playgrounds, a free iPad app to teach kids of any age basic coding skills in Swift, to version 2.2. The upgrade — available at the Apple App Store — makes third party content easier to discover and download for free directly within the app.

Also, touch gestures for selecting code are more precise and easier to use. And in version 2.2,  What's Next is smarter about suggesting new playgrounds for you to try, and the on-screen keyboard shows and hides more predictably. There are also additional bug fixes and performance improvements.

Playgrounds is designed to teach basic programming concepts like loops and conditionals using an animated character that the budding programmers direct by writing code. The app offers suggestions for code to be used, and Swift Playgrounds also has a special iOS coding keyboard to ease entry of all of those pesky brackets. 

There's a "...

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How to replace Dynamic Desktop with video wallpaper...

If Apple's macOS wallpaper shifts from day to night shots too slowly for you, replace it with video. With just a little preparation, you could have a movie playing on your desktop all day. AppleInsider shows how to do it and then how to stop yourself going mad in the process.

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This week’s best iTunes movie deals: Disney from $10...

The iTunes movie store was refreshed this morning with a ton of new deals plus this week’s $1 HD rental. Headlining is various Disney titles at 50% off along with the complete 4K Harry Pottery collection on sale. Head below for all of this week’s best deals.


The post This week’s best iTunes movie deals: Disney from $10, Harry Potter 8-film bundle $50, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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New HTTP Version is Coming, Won’t Use TCP

A new HTTP version is coming, and it will work differently than previous versions. Instead of using TCP, it will use a Google technology called QUIC.

In its continued efforts to make Web networking faster, Google has been working on an experimental network protocol named QUIC: “Quick UDP Internet Connections.” QUIC reinstates the reliability and ordering that TCP has but without introducing the same number of round trips and latency.

For example, if a client is reconnecting to a server, the client can send important encryption data with the very first packet, enabling the server to resurrect the old connection, using the same encryption as previously negotiated, without requiring any additional round trips.

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Naim Mu-so, Mu-so Qb and other speakers get AirPlay...

Top-tier hi-fi company Naim has announced that it is adding AirPlay 2 support to a number of its existing speakers via an over-the-air firmware update. It follows yesterday’s announcement that Bang & Olufsen is likewise adding AirPlay 2 capabilities to a number of its existing speakers


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Syncwire UNBREAKcable MFi-Certified Lightning Cable...

Check out the Syncwire UNBREAKcable, an MFi-Certified Lightning cable bend-tested for 30,000 charging cycles. It features a TPE jacket exterior and tinplate-wrapped inner wires. And it’s $10.99 through our deal.

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Dennis’ take on the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro

When Apple hyped the 2018 iPad Pro as a computer that has outsold almost all other laptops, the company begged reviewers to test drive it as a notebook replacement. Is it? For many people, yes, but for a lot of folks, no, it’s not likely to kick your MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro to the curb.

That said, there’s a lot to love about the new iPad Pro. I ordered one of the 12.9-inch models (nope, Apple gives Apple World Today’s gang no review units) with an Apple Pencil 2 and a Smart Keyboard Folio. It’s an incredibly slim device that packs what’s certainly the most powerful ever in a tablet.

How slim? Apple packs all this power into a body that’s 25% smaller in volume than the 2017 model as shown by the photo above with last year’s model on the left, and this year’s model on the right.

The A12X Bionic processor, built specifically for the iPad Pro, packs four performance cores and four efficiency cores for up to 35% faster single-core performance....

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Which backup method should you use for making...

You've probably heard it dozens and dozens of times: It's important to back up your data. Apple has Time Machine to help you get on a regular backup routine, but are there other methods you should be using?

Different backup methods use different frequencies by which they push updates to an archive. When evaluating these methods, ask yourself: How many copies are made? How and where is the data stored? How securely is data locked away, both physically and with encryption? And, often the most important, how recent?

Here are a few popular methods for consumer backups

  • File synchronization services: These services, including Dropbox, typically monitor particular designated areas of your Mac's storage device and update changes immediately.
  • Local backup software: Apps like Time Machine perform backups on a regular interval, which can sometimes be selected.
  • Internet-hosted backup services:...
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Americans check their phones 52 times a day, most...

The average American looks at their phone 52 times a day, up from 47 times last year. That’s one of the findings from the Deloitte 2018 Global Mobile Consumer Survey …


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Apple’s T2 chip will block some third-party repairs...

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Small repair shops and tech enthusiasts who attempt to fix their new Apple devices may be taking a serious risk in doing so. According to a report from The Verge, Apple confirmed that its new T2 security chip is designed to lock down devices after repair if it doesn't recognize certain authorized replacement parts.

Word of this new policy came out last month in an Apple document circulated among authorized service providers. In order to replace certain hardware components, such as the Touch ID sensor or the logic board on new Macs, the provider must run a specific piece of diagnostic software....

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Apple IDs locked for unknown reasons for a number of...

A number of iPhone users have discovered their Apple ID has been locked on all of their Apple devices, preventing them from accessing stored data and related services, with the lockdowns occurring for seemingly unknown reasons.

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AAPL falls 5% on pessimistic supplier and analyst...

AAPL’s stock price fell 5% in a single day yesterday in response to pessimistic supplier and analyst reports. That, coupled to unrelated concerns about Goldman Sachs and General Electric, saw the Dow Jones index slide more than 600 points …


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macOS: How to Resolve Permissions Problems after a...

If your new computer isn’t working correctly after you migrate your data—especially if you’re getting weird permissions issues or the “macOS needs to repair your Library” error—then come check out today’s Quick Tip! We’ve got all kinds of resources and tricks for you.

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This year’s model: MacBooks sadly get better

Apple has once again gone and ruined everything you own by releasing new products.

Writing for the sense of existential dread that is Business Insider, Kif Leswing says “I was really excited about my MacBook Pro purchase last year — but now, I regret it.” (Tip o’ the antlers to Nick.)

The Macalope went through the same thing with a pair of Hammer pants once.

When I received my MacBook Pro with Touch Bar in August of 2017, I was pumped.

To read this article in full, please click here

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Some iPhone users finding their Apple ID accounts...

We haven’t quite yet worked out the pattern or the cause but we have received many reports of users waking up to find that their Apple ID has been locked, and plenty more are complaining on social media. Apple will lock accounts for many different reasons, usually when someone attempts to access an ID by entering their incorrect password too many times.

Access to the account can be restored by answering the security questions and entering a trusted phone number for validation. Users may also have to reset their passwords.


The post Some iPhone users finding their Apple ID accounts have been inexplicably locked,...

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Some iPhone users finding their Apple ID accounts...

We haven’t quite yet worked out the pattern or the cause but we have received many reports of users waking up to find that their Apple ID has been locked, and plenty more are complaining on social media. Apple will lock accounts for many different reasons, usually when someone attempts to access an ID by entering their incorrect password too many times.

Access to the account can be restored by answering the security questions and entering a trusted phone number for validation. Users may also have to reset their passwords.


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Intel announces XMM 8160 5G modem, device could be...

This could prove nifty.

Intel has launched a new modem intended for mobile devices that will connect to 5G mobile networks, the company claiming to have accelerated the launch of the XMM 8160 modem by half a year compared to its original scheduling.

The XMM 8160 5G modem currently boasts peek speeds of up to 6 gigabits per second, Intel claiming this to be etween three and six times faster than the latest LTE modems used in current-generation mobile devices.

The XMM 8160 5G functions as a multimode modem capable of functioning on 4G, 3G, and 2G networks. The unit will also support the new standard of 5G New Radio (NR) along with standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) modes. The use of a single-chip multimode baseband modem can enable smartphone, tablet, and notebook producers to reuse space typically taken up by other modem chips for other components, or even to create a smaller overall device.

Intel has stated that the unit...

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Apple launches iPhone X Display Module Replacement...

If you’re having issues with your iPhone X display, this may be what you’re looking for.

Late last week, Apple announced a new repair program for owners of the iPhone X.

The iPhone X Display Module Replacement Program provides a fix for those having problems with the touchscreen

Apple’s tech support document describes the issues as when the iPhone X does not respond to touch, intermittently stops responding to touch, or the screen reacts without being touched. If your iPhone X is experiencing these issues, you may be qualify to have it fixed on the house.

The fix involves replacing the display module and the service must be done by an Apple authorized service provider or at the Apple store.

For customers who paid for a prior fix for this problem, you may be eligible for a refund for the service.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.


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How to pair an Apple Pencil 2 to a 2018 iPad Pro

The first time you use your Apple Pencil 2, you’ll need to pair it with your iPad Pro. If you have an iPad Pro 11-inch or iPad Pro 12.9-inch (third generation), attach the Pencil to the magnetic connector on the side of the tablet.

On the  iPad Pro screen, you’ll see a pop-up dialog that asks, “Would you like to use this pencil with your iPad?” Click “Connect” and you’re good go to.

After you pair your Apple Pencil, it will stay paired until you restart your iPad, turn on airplane mode, or pair with another iPad. Just pair your Apple Pencil again when you're ready to use it.

(This how-to is based on my experiences and info on Apple's support pages — where the images sometimes come from.)

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Apple's camera-toting Apple Watch band employs...

Apple is investigating methods of incorporating camera hardware into its Apple Watch product lineup, focusing specifically on systems that avoid the inherent pitfalls of embedding image capturing equipment in a device not well-suited to the task.

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How to turn off Walkie-Talkie on Apple Watch

With watchOS 5, Apple introduced a new feature called Walkie-Talkie. It allows Apple Watch users to communicate quickly between one another by voice. Think: text messaging but with voice. By default, when using Walkie-Talkie for the first time, you’re marked as always available. Follow along to learn how to turn off Walike-Talkie on Apple Watch.


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How to get Spotify on Apple Watch

After launching a beta for its Apple Watch app earlier this month, Spotify has today made it available to all users. Read on for how to get Spotify on Apple Watch.


The post How to get Spotify on Apple Watch appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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How to get Spotify on Apple Watch

After launching a beta for its Apple Watch app earlier this month, Spotify has today made it available to all users. Read on for how to get Spotify on Apple Watch.


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Monday November 12

Apple's Swift Playgrounds 2.2 improves...

Apple on Monday issued an updated version of its Swift Playgrounds app for iPad, introducing content discovery enhancements, improved touch gestures and more.

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Amazon locks in on NYC & Northern Virginia for...

After inviting offers from cities across the country in a high-profile bidding process, and whittling down the results, Amazon has finally settled on two locations for its new corporate headquarters, according to a report late Monday.

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Apple confirms T2 coprocessor blocks some third-...

Repairing newer Mac hardware, such as the 2018 Mac mini and MacBook Air, at an unauthorized service center may soon be impossible thanks to new diagnostics requirements involving Apple's T2 security chip, the company recently confirmed.

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iPad Pro 11-Inch Teardown Shows Device’s Power

The new iPad Pro 11-inch contains eight speakers, a lot of silicon and a downgraded battery, according to a teardown conducted by the team at iFixit.

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HomeKit support for Molekule Air Purifier said to be...

HomeKit support for air purifiers has been somewhat of a sore thumb for many users, with Apple’s own HomeKit website proving as a source of unreliable information. Now, however, Molekule Air Purifier HomeKit support is seemingly on the horizon.


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Amazon's Echo Buttons now perform whole...

Amazon's Echo Buttons are now useful for considerably more than playing party games. The company has enabled support for performing Alexa routines by tapping a button. You can turn on the lights without talking to your speaker, or let guests cue mu...

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Swift Playgrounds for iPad adds improved third-party...

Apple today has updated its Swift Playgrounds app with a handful of enhancements. Today’s update is the first to come to the app since April, and includes improvements to third-party content integration, touch interactions, and more.


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Volkswagen owners can use Siri Shortcuts to unlock...

If you're a Volkswagen driver, you now have another way to lock and unlock your car, start and stop electric charging and check your remaining estimated mileage. That's because VW has added Siri integration to its Car-Net app.

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Print Directly to Sticky Notes with this Tiny...

I have a deal for the organized (or would-be organized) folks among us. It’s called the Cubinote Pro Sticky Note Printer, a tiny, dedicated printer for printing directly to sticky notes. Watch the short video below to see it in action. Our deal is for $149.99, including three paper rolls. You can also choose between a white or black finish on the deal listing.

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Apple confirms the T2 security chip in newer Macs...

Last month, a leaked internal service document revealed that Apple’s T2 security chip can prevent some third-party repairs for Mac users. While details were unclear at the time, and it seemed as if the policy wasn’t necessarily in full effect just yet, Apple today confirmed its existence to The Verge.


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Drive-By Shooting Suspect Remotely Wipes iPhone X,...

schwit1 shares a report from Apple Insider: A woman from Schenectady, N.Y. accused of being the driver in a shooting used Apple's remote wipe feature to destroy evidence on her iPhone X that might have been related to the event. The iPhone was seized as evidence in the case, but police say that shortly after she triggered the remote wipe, an option available via Find My iPhone in iCloud. Normally the tool is intended for people with lost or stolen devices. The suspected driver, Juelle Grant, was arrested on November 2nd and charged with two counts of tampering with physical evidence, and one count of hindering prosecution. As Apple Insider notes, only one of the tampering counts is connected to the iPhone.


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TMO Background Mode Interview with Planetary...

This is Part II. Dr. Pascal Lee is a planetary scientist with the SETI Institute. He’s also Chairman of the Mars Institute, and Director of the NASA Haughton-Mars Project at NASA Ames Research Center. His research includes the history of water on Mars and planning future human exploration of Mars. Pascal has a Ph.D. in Astronomy and Space Sciences from Cornell University.

In Part I, we chatted about his background and how he became a planetary scientist. We had just started discussing the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), when an internet outage stopped us cold. So I invited Pascal to return for Part II and discuss his analysis of the Drake Equation and its implications for the existence of other advanced, intelligent life in our galaxy.


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Excerpt from Michelle Obama's memoir is second...

Apple on Monday published its second Apple News Exclusive in an excerpt from former first lady Michelle Obama's upcoming memoir "Becoming," one of the year's most anticipated political commentaries.

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Microsoft’s Black Friday deals include discounts on...

Microsoft already announced its Xbox Black Friday deals -- which include $100 off an Xbox One X -- and now it's previewing the discounts you can expect on its Surface line. You'll be able to save $300 on the Surface Laptop 2 in black and up to $50 on...

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Apple Daily Report: Jony Ive helps design a diamond...

Since Steve and I can’t cover everything, at the end of each week day, we’ll offer this wrap-up of news items you should check out.

Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive and renowned industrial designer Marc Newson have designed a unique ring made exclusively for (RED) by Diamond Foundry. It’s completely made of diamond and is designed for the auction house Sotheby’s Dec. 5 (RED) Auction, raising funds to help eliminate HIV/AIDS in eight African countries.

This week’s MUG Event Calendar features a number of notable speakers, including two appearances by Bob “Dr. Mac”...

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Apple says T2 chip can limit third-party repairs for...

Yes, the reports were true -- Apple's T2 chip can potentially restrict third-party Mac repairs. The company confirmed to The Verge that the co-processor can limit third-party repairs for certain components on recent systems, likely including the iMac...

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Apple was the top-selling smartphone maker during...

As our friends at 9to5Toys highlighted, yesterday marked Alibaba’s “Singles Day” shopping event. For those unfamiliar, Singles Day is similar to “Black Friday” in the United States, spearheaded by Alibaba’s 11.11 shopping event.

Following yesterday’s celebration, Alibaba today has released figures on the popularity of specific brands during its 11.11 shopping event, and Apple comes in at the top.


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Apple Confirms Its T2 Security Chip Blocks Some...

An anonymous reader shares a report from The Verge about Apple's new security-focused T2 chip found in the newest Mac computers. The introduction of the chip "has renewed concerns that Apple is trying to further lock down its devices from third-party repair services," The Verge reports. From the report: The T2 is "a guillotine that [Apple is] holding over" product owners, iFixit CEO Kyle Wiens told The Verge over email. That's because it's the key to locking down Mac products by only allowing select replacement parts into the machine when they've come from an authorized source -- a process that the T2 chip now checks for during post-repair reboot. "It's very possible the goal is to exert more control over who can perform repairs by limiting access to parts," Wiens said. "This could be an attempt to grab more market share from the independent repair providers. Or it could be a threat to keep their authorized network in line. We just don't know." Apple confirmed to The Verge that...

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Save $100 to $150 instantly on Apple's 2018...

On sale now! Shoppers can save $100 to $150 instantly on Apple's Late 2018 13-inch MacBook Air with prices starting at just $1,099. These are the lowest online prices we've seen on the newly released hardware, with free expedited shipping and no tax in many states.

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Snapchat's head of content steps down

Nick Bell, Snapchat's vice president of content, is leaving the company according to The Hollywood Reporter. Bell, who has been with Snapchat for the last five years, posted a memo to staff confirming his departure, but did not offer any specific rea...

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9to5Mac Daily: November 12, 2018

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.


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If you think Tim Cook is 'robbing' you,...

The company is making more cash than ever as a whole, but AppleInsider delves into the figures to see how much of that is through increased sales of hardware and how much is from Apple skimming more profit per device since Cook took over.

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Google adds GIF and emoji recommendations to Gboard

Users of Gboard are about to see their keyboard get a lot smarter. Google announced that its first-party keyobard will use artificial intelligence to recommend GIFs, emoji and stickers based on the context of the conversation you're having. The new s...

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Stan Lee, creator of superheroes, dies at 95

Stan Lee brought a great deal of joy into the world.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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Intel speeds up its 5G modem plans

Intel isn't about to let Qualcomm claim a lengthy lead in 5G mobile chipsets. The company is stepping up the launch of a new 5G modem, the XMM 8160, by half a year. The wireless part is now due to arrive in the second half of 2019 and promises up t...

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The graphic art of Incredibles 2

The look of the Incredibles is very specific – seemingly familiar but not really.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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Intel accelerates 5G modem rollout, but it won'...

Intel has just announced that it moved up the launch of its 5G modem, the XMM 8160, by an impressive six months. This multi-mode modem—it supports 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G—is capable of speeds up to six gigabits per second and supports most of the exciting new technologies expected in the first wave of 5G mobile products. That means millimeter wave support, stand-alone and non-stand-alone modes, and simultaneous connections to 4G and 5G networks.


Intel’s XM 8160 modem will connect to 2G, 3G, 4G, and...

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Amazon adds kid-friendly audiobooks to FreeTime...

FreeTime Unlimited, Amazon's service that gives parents control over their kids' screen time experience, is expanding to Audiobooks. Starting today, more than 1,000 kid-friendly stories from Audible will be available through FreeTime Unlimited. The a...

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CleanMyMac X 4.1.0 - Delete files that w...
CleanMyMac makes space for the things you love. Sporting a range of ingenious new features, CleanMyMac lets you safely and intelligently scan and clean your entire system, delete large, unused files... Read more
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Get your friends, these are the top 5 be...
You can't be a lone wolf all the time, especially if you want to show off your gaming prowess. And that's where this list comes in - we're running down what we think are the top 5 multiplayer games for iPhone. There might be some controversial... | Read more »
SpitKiss is the worthy winner of last we...
It's been a rough and tumble battle this week, with all of the games managing to get a few hits in where it counts, but after checking with the independent adjudicators at ringside, we can now reveal that gloriously gross smooching sim SpitKiss has... | Read more »
The best games for iPhone - The definiti...
Hi there, and welcome to our ever-increasing list of the very best games for iPhone. We're going to be updating this regularly with new content, so make sure you check back often, because you're not going to want to miss out on even one of the... | Read more »
Dragalia Lost Guide - What You Need To K...
Another raid has come and gone in Dragalia Lost, but that doesn’t mean there’s not still lots to do. In fact, the game’s next event, A Wish to the Winds, has already been announced and will be coming to the game this Wednesday. Although details are... | Read more »
The top 5 best games like Star Wars: Gal...
One of the things we like to do here at 148Apps is broaden your horizons. Maybe you're a fan of Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes and you're looking for something that's going to scratch similar itches? Well that's where we come, and more specifically... | Read more »
Everything you need to win at Idle Skies...
Idle Skies, from Crimson Pine games, gives you the chance to learn about the history of aviation, as you advance your flying machines from the most basic paper airplane through to the space age. It's not the most difficult game to get the hang of... | Read more »
The top 5 console games we'd love t...
With so many games releasing across multiple platforms, it's easier than ever to find a mobile version of something you love. But there's still plenty of games that exist on consoles that we'd love to see make their way to mobile. So we thought we'... | Read more »
BRIX! Block Blast is a puzzler that puts...
BRIX! Block Blast is the latest in a long line of mobile puzzlers, but Genera Games’ new iOS and Android offering is by no means more of the same. The game is a unique mash-up of old and new. It takes the classic drop elements from Tetris and... | Read more »
The top 4 best iPhone and iPad games com...
It's Friday, it's nearly the weekend, and it's time to look ahead to some of the awesome iPhone and iPad games you're going to be playing next week. And there are some really interesting titles headed to the App Store over the next seven days. Sure... | Read more »
Dragalia Lost Adventurers' Guide
Want to up your Dragalia Lost game? You've come to the right place. Here at 148Apps, we've been digging deep into Nintendo's latest gacha game to find the best tips, tricks, and strategies to share with all of our future co-op team mates (read: you... | Read more »

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Apple offers Certified Refurbished 27″ iMacs...
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Apple today added Certified Refurbished Space Gray and White HomePods to its store for $50 off the cost of new HomePods. Each refurbished HomePod comes with a standard Apple one-year warranty, and... Read more
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Apple today added Certified Refurbished Space Gray and White HomePods to its store for $50 off the cost of new HomePods. Each refurbished HomePod comes with a standard Apple one-year warranty, and... Read more
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Verizon is offering $100 discounts to anyone upgrading to the iPhone Xs, Xs Max, or X with eligible trade-in. They’re offering $300 discounts to those adding a new line. The discount is applied to... Read more
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Verizon is offering the 32GB iPhone 6s for $5 per month for 24 months, or the 128GB iPhone 6s for $10 per month for 24 months online only. No trade-in required, but the offer is for new lines only.... Read more
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B&H Photo has new 2018 13″ 1.6GHz Dual-Core MacBook Airs now on sale for $100 off MSRP including free shipping. Their prices are currently the lowest prices available on the new models from any... Read more
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Apple has restocked Certified Refurbished 15″ 2.2GHz Retina MacBook Pros for $1699. That’s $300 off original MSRP for this model, and it’s the lowest price available for a 15″ MacBook Pro currently... Read more
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Save $230-$200 on the purchase of a 2017 13″ 2.3GHz non-Touch Bar MacBook Pro with Certified Refurbished models at Apple. Apple’s refurbished prices are the lowest available for each model from any... Read more

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