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How to use Apple's HomeKit Secure Video in iOS 13 Apple's HomeKit Secure Video in iOS 13 allows smart home device users to encrypt security camera feeds end-to-end and securely store those videos within iCloud. This is everything you need to know about the feature and how to use it.

Apple Pay Promo Offers 75% Discount on Cards From Snapfish Apple today sent out emails highlighting its newest Apple Pay promo, which offers customers a 75 percent discount off of all cards purchased through Snapfish.

Strategy Analytics: Apple to overtake Samsung as 5G smartphone leader in 2020 The iPhone lineup is widely expected to adopt 5G cellular connectivity in 2020. New data published by Strategy Analytics today says that with that transition, Apple will become the leader in terms of 5G smartphone shipments. The firm predicts that with three new 5G iPhones next year, as reports have suggested, Apple will become the market leader.

Apple Store employee fired after stealing an intimate photo from a customer's iPhone An employee at an Apple Store in Bakersfield, California has been fired after it was discovered that he texted himself an intimate photo found on a customer's iPhone. The story first came to light when Gloria Fuentes - who is the customer in question - posted a detailed recap of events on her Facebook page.

Apple hires pro-Trump lobbyist to assist in China tariff battle Apple has enlisted the services of Jeffrey Miller, a well-known ally of President Donald Trump, to help in its ongoing battle to avoid fallout from the China-U.S. trade war.

New Apple Pay promo prepares you for the holidays with 75% off cards from Snapfish As we approach the holiday season, this week's Apple Pay promotion helps you prepare. Apple is offering 75% off cards from Snapfish when you checkout with Apple Pay. For those unfamiliar, Snapfish is a web-based photo sharing and printing platform.

Mophie Juice Pack Access for iPhone 11 review The Mophie Juice Pack Access for the iPhone 11 extends the battery life of Apple's latest handset while also protecting it. This hard case leaves the iPhone's Lightning port available, while also letting you charge you phone with your MacBook's cable.

Why the 16-inch MacBook Pro is a repudiation of the 'Ive Doctrine' Look at the 16-inch MacBook Pro. It's wider, deeper, thicker, and heavier than the laptop it is replacing, the 15-inch MacBook Pro.

Apple hires pro-Trump lobbyist to help battle potential tariffs on iPhone and more Apple is leaning on a close ally of Donald Trump to help it avoid tariffs on iPhone parts and other products. A lobbying registration form first discovered by CNBC indicates that Apple has hired Jeffery Miller to lobby on its behalf in Washington.

New iPhone to catapult Apple to head of 5G smartphone market in 2020, analyst says Apple is expected to take a seat at the head of the 5G smartphone table in 2020 upon introduction of an iPhone capable of taking advantage of the speedy network technology, according to new research from Strategy Analytics.

Apple plans a Prime-like subscription bundle, but that has News+ publishers worried According to a report in Bloomberg, Apple may be planning to launch a bundled subscription service that would include services like Apple News+, Apple TV+, and Apple Music as soon as 2020. This strategy would be similar to that of Amazon Prime, though not as far-reaching-at least at first.

Hikers recreate macOS Catalina wallpaper after island trek In order to get a scene similar to Apple's, they had to get their shot at sunset. This meant their hike back to camp would be in pitch darkness. Apple's photographer used a helicopter; Gray had a drone he flew it with fingers crossed that it could fly through ocean winds for the shot.

Apple halts iOS 13.2 code signing following release of iOS 13.2.2 Following the release of iOS 13.2.2 last week, Apple on Thursday ceased code signing of the previous iOS 13.2 build to ensure users are running the most up-to-date software on their mobile devices.

Price wars heat up on new 16-inch MacBook Pros: here's where to save the most money Competition between Apple resellers is heating up and driving down prices for consumers looking to purchase Apple's latest 16-inch MacBook Pro. Here's where to save the most money on the new notebooks.

5G iPhone will whip Samsung in 2020 - Cult of Mac Apple will beat out Samsung and Huawei in 5G handsets next year, according to a forecast by industry analysts. This despite accusations by some critics that not putting 5G in the iPhone 11 would put Apple far behind its rivals.

Should you upgrade to the 16-inch MacBook Pro? Now that Apple's late-2019 16-inch MacBook Pro is available to order, AppleInsider breaks down who should and who shouldn't upgrade to the newest portable powerhouse. The new 16-inch MacBook Pro is here and it is making a lot of waves.

Carbon Copy Cloner 5.1.14 Maintenance update brings bug fixes and tweaks to the drive-cloning and backup utility.

Get MacBook Pro escape key back without spending $3,000 - Cult of Mac With this incredibly easy Mac tip, you can quickly restore the MacBook Pro escape key that the Touch Bar so mercilessly took away.

Apple Stops Signing iOS 13.2 Following Launch of iOS 13.2.2 Following the release of iOS 13.2.2 on November 7, Apple has stopped signing iOS 13.2, which means downgrading to iOS 13.2 is no longer possible. iOS 13.2 was a major update that brought support for AirPods Pro, added new emojis, and introduced Deep Fusion support for the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro.

Apple Expected to Lead 5G Smartphone Shipments in 2020 16-Inch MacBook Pro: Magic Keyboard, Physical Esc Key, Up to 64GB of RAM, and More Though Apple has not yet come out with a 5G iPhone, the company is expected to lead the 5G smartphone market in 2020, according to a new report today from analytics firm Strategy Analytics.

Apple blocks downgrades to iOS 13.2 after update fixes background app performance Apple today has stopped signing iOS 13.2. This comes after iOS 13.2.2 was released to the public last week with bug fixes and performance improvements, including a fix for background app performance and RAM management. When Apple stops signing an iOS build, it means users are no longer able to downgrade to that version via iTunes / Finder.

Apple News+ subscriber growth is stuck in neutral Apple News+ has been struggling to ramp up its subscriber numbers since launching in March, according to a new report that claims growth has been stuck in neutral for months. News came out this morning that Apple is considering bundling services like Apple Music, Apple News+ and Apple TV+ together for a monthly fee.

Apple News+ fails to bring in new subscribers despite impressive launch Apple's Apple News+ launched earlier this year with impressive initial subscriber counts, but the company has failed to bring in significant numbers since then. When it launched in March, Apple News+ had wrangled more than 200,000 subscriptions in its first two days.

How to get the first AirPods Pro firmware update If you're rocking a new pair of AirPods Pro, you'll want the just-released firmware update for these in-ear headphones. The process is indirect, but we can steer you through the process. The product launched earlier this month with firmware version 2B584.

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