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AirPods sold out from Apple & other retailers until 2018, frustrating last-minute holiday shoppers

As we enter the final stretch of holiday shopping this week, Apple‘s AirPods are again facing supply issues. After once improving to 3-5 day delivery, and even quicker in some cases, you now won‘t get them in time for Christmas if you buy straight from Apple more

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Phil Schiller recounts Apple‘s 2017, attributes recent software bugs to a ‘bad week‘ in new interview

After a pair of interviews earlier this month, Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller recently sat down with The Telegraph to talk about his on Apple‘s latest and greatest products in 2018, that really bad week for software bugs, and more more

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This week‘s top stories: The iMac Pro is here, Apple acquires Shazam, and more

In this week‘s top stories:The insanely powerful iMac Pro is officially here, Apple acquires Shazam, hope for jailbreak fans, a tip for speeding up older iPhones, how Apple Watch saved a man‘s life, and more. Read on for all of this week‘s top stories more

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Logic Pros: What‘s new in iOS & Mac music production this week

This is the place to catch up on all the biggest product announcements, hardware, apps, synths,Logic/GarageBand instruments and so much more in the world of iOS/Mac music production. This week, one of our favorite plug-in makers has released a massive new FM synth for Mac, IK takes its analog emulations to iOS, apps that turn your Trackpad into a MIDI controller, and, as usual, more free instruments more

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Bombshell letter from former Uber employee outlines company tactics of wiretapping, bribery, more

As part of its ongoing litigation with Alphabet‘s Waymo self-driving unit, a new letter from Uber‘s former manager of global intelligence makes startling accusations towards the ride-hailing company. The letter alleges that Uber engaged in a series of surveillance activities and corporate espionage more

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New photos show exterior construction nearing completion at Apple‘s new Vienna, Austria store

9to5Mac readerPhilipp has shared some new photos with us of construction progress at Apple‘s new retail location onKrntner Strae in Vienna, Austria. Details about the store, Apple‘s first location in Austria, originallycame last August when it was revealed that Apple was finalizing plans to take over the space formerly occupied by fashion retailer Espirit. more

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Facebook rolling out new ‘Snooze‘ feature to temporarily block annoying friends & pages

Facebook has announced a new feature for News Feed that it says will give users more control over the content they see. In a blog post, the company detailed a new capability called Snooze. Essentially, this feature lets you temporarily unfollow a person, page, or group more

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Alibaba researchers say they have found an untethered jailbreak for iPhone X & iOS 11.2.1

Security researches from Chinese company Alibaba claim to have successfully jalibroken the iPhone X running iOS 11.2.1. In a blog post, the researchers explained that they were originally able to successfully jailbreak iOS 11.2, the same jailbreak is also applicable to iOS 11.2.1, which was released just this week more

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9to5Toys Last Call: 15-inch MacBook Pro 600 off, Cert. Refurb iMacs from 800, Timbuk2 Amazon sale, more

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Update to popular RAW camera app Halide includes 4x faster capture, 3D Touch support, more

A new version of the popular photography app, Halide, has been released today. Halide version 1.6 is a speed-centric update that contains a lot of improvements including support for the iPhone X‘s 5.8-inch screen and much more. more

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U.S. intervention in Apple‘s Irish tax case rejected by EU court

The latest development in Apple‘s long running 15B Irish tax case is an EU court shooting down a request from the U.S. government to become involved. more

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iTunes won‘t arrive in the Windows Store this year after all

HomePod isn‘t the only thing that needs a little more time from Apple before it ships. Earlier this year Apple and Microsoft announced plans to bring iTunes (and therefore Apple Music) to the Windows Store by the end of the year. Now ZDNet reports that the promised deadline will indeed be missed. more

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How Apple Watch saved one man‘s life - and how it‘s empowering him after his heart attack

Apple and Stanford are currently conducting a heart study with Apple Watch Scott Killian never imagined his Apple Watch might save his life, but that‘s exactly what happened a few weeks ago when he had a heart attack in the middle of the night. Killian recently shared his personal experience with9to5Mac, and the details of his story are absolutely amazing. more

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T2-equipped iMac Pro may need to be DFU restored like iPhones and iPads in certain situations

It was recently discovered in a support document for Apple Configurator 2 that the iMac Pro may become unresponsive and will need to be restored in certain situations like a power failure during an update. more

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Opinion: The 10-Core iMac Pro sans additional upgrades is the best bang for the buck

With the iMac Pro officially going on sale yesterday, we now know more about Apple‘s powerful, professional-oriented all-in-one desktop. The most exciting new thing about the iMac Pro, besides the fact that it comes with a cool new Space Gray housing and matching accessories, is that it‘s the first iMac model to feature more than a quad-core processor. Multicore processors are all the rage these days for so-called prosumers, and for g

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More exclusive Apple Music films coming from Noel Gallagher and Sam Smith

Apple announced today via its YouTube channel that it is bringing more original live music video content to Apple Music. Musician centered documentaries and concert films have become an Apple Music staple and Noel Gallagher is the latest artist to join the ever-growing list of featured artists. more

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Chase Freedom card now offers 5% cash back for Apple Pay purchases

Chase announced today that it is now offering 5% cash back for Apple Pay purchases made with a linked Chase Freedom credit card for the first time. The offer is available for combined purchases up to 1500 at select merchants and will last for the first three months of 2018. more

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Apple picks up space drama from Star Trek veteran in latest TV effort

Apple is steadily putting together a catalog of original content behind-the-scenes before it launches its own video streaming service similar to Netflix and Hulu, and the latest series to receive the green light is an unnamed sci-fi space drama. more

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9to5Toys Lunch Break: 15-inch MacBook Pro 600 off, Cert. Refurb iMacs from 800, Timbuk2 Amazon sale, more

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Apple‘s first ever retail store in Korea, close to Samsung‘s HQ, said to open on Dec 30

Apple confirmed back in January plans to open its first ever retail store in Samsung‘s home city of Seoul, South Korea close to the headquarters of Samsung. A new report from Korea says that the store will open on December 30, with retail head Angela Ahrendts in attendance more

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Opinion: A non-upgradable iMac Pro is raising eyebrows, but isn‘t as crazy as it seems

When Apple finally put its iMac Pro on sale yesterday, there was a lot of discussion about the concept of a non-upgradable pro machine. While the iMac Pro looks lovely, it‘s hard to justify 5k+ on a non-upgradable machine. iMac Pro looks neat, but I don‘t fancy the idea of spending a kajillion dollars on a non-upgradable machine. Apple releases their first VR capable, *non-upgradable*, computer *starting* at 4999 [] Who is this machin

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State attorneys general join trade groups in fighting to restore net neutrality

The FCC may have voted to repeal net neutrality rules opening the way Internet service providers to speed up, slow down or even block services depending on who pays them to do so but some are determined that the war isn‘t over. After a trade group representingcompanies like Amazon, Facebook and Google vowed to fight the decision in court, a number of states plan to join the battle more

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India hikes tax on mobile phone imports in a move which will hurt Apple most

India has increased its import tax on mobile phones from 10% to 15%, a move which will hit Apple harder than other smartphone manufacturers. The tax on video cameras has been increased by the same amount, while that on televisions has been doubled to 20%. The government made the announcement late last night, as part of its Made In India initiative, a program designed to encourage companies to manufacture products within the country more

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Reminder: After 20 years, AIM officially shuts down tomorrow

As originally announced back in October, AIM is officially shutting down tomorrow, December 15th. Largely the pioneer of online messaging, AIM has been around for 20 years, having originally launched all the way back in 1997 more

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