B&H issues new price drops on Apple's 2018 MacBook Pros

12 hours 14 minutes ago

On the heels of Apple's 2019 MacBook Pro announcements, B&H is knocking up to $1,000 off a variety of 2018 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros, including premium configs with Vega 20 graphics. In addition to the instant markdowns, qualifying shoppers can also snap up financing incentives or a sales tax refund with B&H's Payboo Credit Card.

Apple upgrades processors in MacBook Pro, 8-core 15-inch model now available

12 hours 28 minutes ago

Apple  announced on Tuesday that the MacBook Pro is getting a speed boost. The company revealed that the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is now available with eight-generation Intel processors, while the 15-inch MacBook Pro now sports ninth-generation CPUs, including the first 8-core Mac laptop.

Apple also said that the 2019 MacBook Pro features changes to the butterfly keyboard mechanism that should help prevent the problems that users have experienced in previous MacBook models. The new models are also included in Apple's Keyboard Service Program, which means that the company will repair the keyboard for free up to four years after purchase.

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Roman Loyola

Amazon and Apple Deal Devastated Third-Party Resellers

12 hours 36 minutes ago

Back in November, Apple and Amazon cut a deal that allowed new and refurbished Apple products via the online retailer. The move was good for the two firms but, The Verge reported, a disaster for those already selling Apple products through the Amazon Marketplace. The deal meant they were banned from doing so, putting severe pressure on a number of businesses.

Companies that want to sell Apple products through Amazon now have to meet one of two requirements. The first is to purchase at least $2.5 million worth of refurbished inventory every 90 days from Apple itself or through a retailer with more than $5 billion in annual sales, like a wireless carrier or big-box retailers like Target or Walmart. The second is to reach out directly to Apple to become an authorized reseller. Apple has yet to make its reseller requirements known to the public, but to become an Apple-authorized provider of repairs requires a physical retail space for customers to enter. By cutting this deal, Apple and Amazon benefit while knocking out millions of dollars worth of business for small sellers.

Charlotte Henry

U.S. Relaxes Huawei Restrictions to Avoid Customer Disruption

12 hours 53 minutes ago

The U.S relaxed restrictions on Huawei to avoid disruption to customers of the telecoms sector, Reuters reported. It is the latest development in the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China.

The U.S. Commerce Department blocked Huawei Technologies from buying U.S. goods last week, a major escalation in the trade war between the world’s two top economies, saying the firm was involved in activities contrary to national security. The two countries increased import tariffs on each other’s goods over the past two weeks after U.S. President Donald Trump said China had reneged on earlier commitments made during months of negotiations. On Monday, the Commerce Department granted Huawei a license to buy U.S. goods until Aug. 19 to maintain existing telecoms networks and provide software updates to Huawei smartphones, a move intended to give telecom operators that rely on Huawei time to make other arrangements.

Charlotte Henry

Snapchat Gender-Swap Filter Bringing Comfort to Some Struggling With Gender Identity

12 hours 56 minutes ago

Lots of users have been having fun with the new gender altering filters on Snapchat. However, the Associated Press reported that the filters also provide comfort and support to some trans people exploring their gender identity.

“My gender’s not a costume,” says Bailey Coffman, a 31-year-old transgender woman from New York. “This story that I feel is very real. I lost a lot to be who I am, and I fought really hard for the body that I’m in….Some argue that the filter, which Snapchat calls a “lens,” could be a therapeutic tool that leads to self-discovery and even helps ease the transition of people struggling with gender identity once they see who they could become…

Charlotte Henry

The powerful, feature-packed Neato Botvac D6 Connected gets a ludicrous $330 discount

14 hours 20 minutes ago

Using a robot vacuum to care for your home not only makes you look cool, but adds some hands-free convenience to your cleaning routine. Of course, they can get a little pricey, but today you can get one of our favorites on a ludicrous sale. The Neato Botvac D6 Connected is $400 at Best BuyRemove non-product link today, a massive discount from the $730 list price that it’s selling for at other retailers.

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Alexandria Haslam

Apple really wants you to know that Apple News+ has a new button

15 hours 2 minutes ago

It’s been about two months since the launch of News+, and Apple wants anyone who hasn’t signed up for for the $10-a-month subscription service to know what they’re missing: exclusive covers and a new follow button.

Apple is so proud of its new follow button, in fact, it issued a press release to spotlight the feature, which is part of the iOS 12.3 and macOS 10.14.5 update. As Apple describes: “New issues from followed titles will be automatically downloaded and available offline, and Apple News+ subscribers can also download individual issues in each title’s channel in Apple News.”

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Michael Simon

tado° launches HomeKit-compatible Smart AC Control

15 hours 2 minutes ago
tado°, which specializes in intelligent home climate management, has launched the Smart AC Control V3+. With HomeKit-compatible hardware and a new app, it connects air conditioners and heat pumps to the home’s Wi-Fi replacing the infrared remote control. 
Dennis Sellers

Here are all the receivers and speakers that are getting AirPlay 2

15 hours 4 minutes ago

AirPlay 2 is a small but important addition to Apple's audio world, allowing sound 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 on May 21 with new receivers by Denon and Marantz.

Beat the average price to get all 13 courses in the Legendary Learn to Code Bundle

15 hours 23 minutes ago

If you’re stuck wondering what sort of career you should pursue, one of the most popular and in-demand options is programming. However, there are countless specializations within programming and even more ways to learn them still. If you need a basic primer to get your feet wet in programming, you can get started with this Pay What You Want: Legendary Learn to Code Bundle.

Here’s how this deal works: by paying what you want, you’ll gain access to one of the 13 courses in the Legendary Learn to Code Bundle. If you pay more than the average price, you’ll receive all 13 courses. Finally, if you beat the leader’s price, you’ll be placed on the leaderboard and be entered in a giveaway.

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DealPost Team

Apple News+ readers now have direct access to their favorite titles

15 hours 39 minutes ago
Since Apple News+ — which brings together over 300 magazines, newspapers and online publications into a personalized experience within the Apple News app — launched in March, publishers have been using the platform to showcase innovative live covers, special issues and customized feature stories for subscribers, according to Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services.
Dennis Sellers