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Apple’s AirPods Pro Arrive With More Goodies Likely To Come Soon

Apple has the greatest timing with these things. If they are going to drop a product out of the clear blue sky with a press release, I always know for certain it will be a day when I’m slammed at work…just like today. I did finally see that they had revealed the AirPods Pro around 3 hours late and got my order in. I am supposed to get mine on 10/31, which is a day late, but not too bad, I guess.

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Let the Apple Watch Series 5 Rumors Begin with New Finishes

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There have been plenty of iPhone rumors over the last few months, but that isn’t anything new. However, things have been significantly quieter on the Apple Watch front. That’s the thing about the iPhone. Even with its sales and profits hovering between stable and decline, it still tends to hog the spotlight.

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Apple Responds to Outcry Over Siri Grading

When you make privacy a brand, you have to make sure that your house is completely in order. While Apple still takes user data privacy more seriously than their competitors, that doesn’t mean they are beyond reproach. The world saw a great example of this a few days ago when we learned that third-party contractors were listening to recorded Siri interactions for grading purposes.

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Don’t Bet on Apple’s AR Glasses Being Cancelled Just Yet

Earlier today, Digitimes and Digitimes Taiwan reported on Apple’s AR Glasses, saying first that the project is cancelled and later that development has been temporarily stopped. This seems to be based on a claim that the team working on the project was disbanded and its members re-assigned to other areas within Apple in May.

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Logitech’s Slim Folio Pro: A Great Keyboard Wrapped in a Mediocre Case

I bought Logitech’s Slim Folio Pro with the intent of keeping it and reviewing it over a long period. Unfortunately, It just didn’t cut it to the point where I took it back to get my money out of it before the return window closed. Even though I had read reviews that weren’t great and knew that the design was different from the Slim Combo case that I loved, I still thought the keyboard would be enough to keep me using it.

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Apple’s Supreme Setback

Apple was dealt a setback today, as the US Supreme Court ruled 5 to 4 that individual purchasers do have the right to sue them for antitrust behavior. Today’s vote stems from a 2011 lower court case, Apple v Pepper, in which a group of individuals sued the company claiming they were using monopoly pricing power in the App Store. Apple contested the individual users’ right to sue them directly based on court precedent and the matter made it all the way to the highest court in the land.

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Deals: ClimateCase Smartphone Carrier

Are you preparing to take a trip that will put you in some extreme temperature or weather conditions? Whether hot or cold, the desert or a snow-capped mountain, the ClimateCase is a great way to keep your smartphone protected at a less-extreme temperature.

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Is Mouse Support Finally Coming to the iPad Pro in iOS 13?

Apple fans have been wondering if the company would ever touch this third rail of the iPad. The device started its life as a hard core touch-only tablet. However, as it morphed into a more powerful device that could take on more tasks, Apple began to slowly add new features.

Apple broke with Steve Jobs’ derogatory statements on the concept of the stylus with the addition of the Apple Pencil. Well, sort of. The Pencil isn’t the sole input method for the iPad like the styli of old, but its arrival definitely marked a shift for Apple’s tablet. It sounds like Apple is about to cross the next big iPad input divide with iOS 13.

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When it Comes to Apple and 5G, Healthy Skepticism is Still Warranted

We see another classic repetitive cycle playing out in Apple supply chain and analyst-driven news right now. Last year, Bloomberg relayed a note from Northland analyst Gus Richard saying that Apple may pass on using Intel 5G modems in 2020 because they won’t be ready in time. Now Fast Company claims to have inside sources reporting that Apple IS passing on Intel and that they have doubled down on producing their own 5G modem.

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Apple Gaming Subscription Service Rumor Surfaces Again Ahead of Monday’s Event

In the leadup to Apple’s services event on Monday, there are fresh reports that they have been working with developers on a subscription gaming service. I think this sounds like a good idea for the company that will bolster an area that is still a strong point for them. However, I have been skeptical that it might be coming soon based on how few reports there have been from trustworthy Apple sources, especially in comparison to how many we have for subscription video and news.

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Spotify Cries to the EU that Apple is Bullying Them, but is Really Just After More Money

Spotify has decided that running to the EU and crying in public on their blog (which I refuse to link here. If you want to see it, use Google) is the best course of action to protect themselves from the big, bad Apple. In case you can’t tell, I do not care for their arguments or any that currently relate to Apple and anti-trust laws as they stand today. As you can also probably tell, I won’t be voting for Elizabeth Warren in 2020, either. I’ll have more on her insanity in a future post.

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