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Apple's handling of scary FaceTime spying bug shows that privacy is a right when it's good PR

Apple has shut down Group FaceTime after a bug allowed callers to eavesdrop on people before they answered the call. And it appears that Apple knew about the bug at least a week ago.

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Four letter words: This year’s flop

Some iPhones don't sell as well as others. Ergo, flop.

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Dead Apple killers: It’s harder than it looks

So many Apple killers, so little actual killing.

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How will Apple’s 2019 iPhone counter the Google Pixel camera?

Jason Snell thinks that Apple may need to re-think its classic approach to iPhone upgrades if the company wants to keep up in the battle of smartphone cameras.

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Apple product rumors, iPhone front camera rating, Apple Shortcuts, iOS 12.1.3

Apple product rumors, iPhone front camera rating, Apple Shortcuts, iOS 12.1.3, and your comments and questions: Macworld Podcast episode 637.

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The price is wrong: Making things up about the iPhone

iPhones are more expensive. But not that much more expensive.

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7 ways Apple could improve the iPhone’s Shortcuts app

For an app called ‘Shortcuts,’ too many features force you to take the long way to your destination.

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Failure is not an option: Tim Cook’s operational skills

He’s not perfect, but Tim Cook is still very good at operations.

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iPhone batteries, Apple should switch to AMD, and your comments and questions

Apple replaced a lot of iPhone batteries last year. Should Apple switch to AMD processors? We also respond to your comments and questions.

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How the iPad might influence the future of the Mac interface

Jason Snell thinks it’s hard not to believe that there are some big iOS inspired changes on the horizon.

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So long, iPhone: Relegating Apple’s hits to history

Apple’s line of Mac products was one trick and the so-called i-Series was third second. A third trick? No way. But The Macalope disagrees.

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The future of Apple is playing well with others

As Apple bolsters its services offerings, Dan Moren thinks the company is changing its attitudes about working with partners.

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A surfeit of wrong: Cold takes on iPhone demand

Including one by The Macalope.

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Apple should drop Intel for AMD

A transition to ARM for macOS will take years. In the meantime, AMD should supply Apple’s x86 hardware.

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HomeKit was a surprise winner of CES 2019. Now Siri needs to get a whole lot better

A slew of companies announced at CES that they were signing on to support Apple’s HomeKit, including some affordable device makers. That means Siri has a chance to show the world what it can do.