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Apple may add Siri Shortcuts and Screen Time features to macOS

Apple is scheduled to host its annual Worldwide Developers Conference at the McEnery Convention Centre in San Jose, California from June 3 through June 7, where the company is expected to unveil developments to its iOS, macOS and other operating systems. Ahead of Apple’s annual event details about some of those updates have started surfacing on the internet. And a new report suggests that the Cupertino, California based company is planning to bring Siri Shortcuts and Screen Time features to macOS. According to a report by 9To5Mac, macOS 10.15 will…

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Apple now asks you to confirm App Store subscriptions

It’s a bit too easy to accidentally pay for a subscription through the Apple App Store if you use TouchID — all it takes is a misplaced finger on the home screen. Now, the tech giant is finally addressing the issue by addingan extra step to the process. When you hit the subscribe button and authenticate with TouchID or FaceID, you’ll now see a pop-up notice asking you to confirm your subscription or to cancel the process if you change your mind. “The subscription will continue unless canceled in Settings at…

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Mobile 

Apple drops HomePod price a year after launch

Apple has slashed the price of the HomePod across all regions where it is available. In the US, the HomePod is now priced at $299 instead of the previous $349. In the UK, it’s now available for £279 instead of £319. Other regions, too, have seen a price drop. The HomePod price drop is somewhat unconventional for Apple. Usually, Apple products keep their price far too long into the product cycle. This is usually seen on Macs, that don’t get updated as often as the iOS devices. One could surmise…

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Apple Watch price cut: save $80 on the Series 3 Apple Watch at Walmart

If you’re interested in picking up an Apple Watch, now is a great time to find excellent deals on older models. Walmart has the Apple Watch Series 3 on sale at for $299. That’s an $80 discount and the best price we’ve seen for the Series 3 Apple smartwatch.  The Apple Watch 3 is a health-focused smartwatch and offers features such as heart rate monitoring, calorie tracking and GPS technology. The watch can also track popular workouts such as yoga, cycling, running, and swimming. The smartwatch is waterproof has an impressive battery…

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Apple starts iPhone 7 production in Bengaluru

New Delhi: Giving an impetus to its India manufacturing plans, Apple has started the assembling of iPhone 7 at its supplier Wistron’s facility in Bengaluru. Taiwanese industrial major Wistron already assembles iPhone 6S in the country. “We are proud to be producing iPhone 7 in Bengaluru for our local customers furthering our long-term commitment in India,” an Apple spokesperson told IANS on Tuesday. The assembling of iPhone 7 began last month. Wistron, which announced last year plans to invest ₹3,000 crore in the Narasupra industrial sector in Karnataka’s Kolar district, started Apple operations with…

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Twitter Charges With Memes After Apple Cancels AirPower Wireless Mat

Apple has bid goodbye to its “AirPower” product that was supposed to charge an iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPod simultaneously. Originally announced in September 2017, Apple cited difficulty meeting its own standards, thereby chopping off the project.  “After much effort, we’ve concluded AirPower will not achieve our high standards and we have cancelled the project,” Dan Riccio, Senior Vice President of Hardware Engineering at Apple, toldTechCrunch on Friday. “We apologise to those customers who were looking forward to this launch. We continue to believe that the future is wireless and are committed to…

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First, an iPad refresh. Now Apple updates iMacs with faster processors and graphics

Laptops long ago overtook the desktop as the go-to computer of choice for most consumers and business people. Lately, even Apple seemed to be overlooking its all-in-one iMac desktop line. On Tuesday, Apple provided its first consequential update to the iMac since June 2017, resulting in the kind of robust improvements that, in theory anyway, will mean something for power users, and, perhaps even diehard gamers. The new machines keep Apple’s previous screen sizes of 21.5 inches and 27 inches, starting at $1,299 and $1,799, respectively. Apple starts taking pre-orders today. Apple…

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Apple is offering 10 percent bonus to users who add money to their Apple ID

Apple has a sweet surprise for all its users. The Cupertino, California-based company, as a part of a new promotional offer, is giving 10 per cent bonus to users who add funds to their Apple ID accounts. According to a report by Mac Rumours, the company is offering 10 per cent bonus to all those who use their credit or debit cards to add money to their Apple IDs. This includes making iTunes, App Store, and iCloud purchases.   As per the screenshot shared by the publication, the offer is…

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This week’s top stories: Apple AR headset rumor, ‘Tim Apple,’ iPhone price cuts in China, more

In this week’s top stories: Apple AR headset rumors, more iPhone price cuts in China, Tim Apple, Dark Mode in popular applications, and more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest news.   Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo released a new investor note this week in which he highlighted Apple’s efforts in augmented reality hardware. According to Kuo, Apple will start manufacturing its AR headset between Q4 2019 and Q2 2020. The headset is said to rely on the iPhone for rendering and connectivity. President Trump produced an instant meme this week when he referred…

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Qualcomm seeks $31 million in damages from Apple in California patent suit

That figure based on estimates of iPhones sold between July 2017 and last fall, and a fee of $1.40 per infringing device, according to Patrick Kennedy, an economist and managing director at Torrey Partners, reports CNET. Qualcomm is suing over Apple’s use of Intel modems, which are allegedly violating multiple power-related patents. Kennedy was cross-examined by an Apple lawyer who argued he was exaggerating the value of patented technology. It’s not clear if Apple’s team raised the issue of the patents’ validity or cast doubt on infringement. Damages of $31 million is paltry next…

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