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Insider's guide to securely sharing whistleblower information about corporations, governments, and other powerful institutions

Frances Haugen, a Facebook whistleblower, testifying to a Senate committee. Matt McClain-Pool/Getty Images As an independent news organization, Insider relies on sources to investigate powerful institutions. A source may depend on us to protect their identity and may be concerned with sending tips securely. We interviewed some of our top journalists to compile a list of options to share evidence securely. Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, threatened employees with firing if they share information...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Government, Senate, Trends, Accountability, Tech, Journalism, Encryption, Usps, Whistleblowers, Signal, Secure Messaging, Freedom Of The Press Foundation, Don

Black Friday Apple Deals 2021: Deals you can shop today

Consider shopping the Apple Black Friday deals happening now if you want them to arrive in time for the holidays.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Trends, Apple deals, Commerce 2021, Black Friday 2021

No FM switch off in the UK until at least 2030 says DCMS

FM should continue until at least 2030 in the UK according to a Digital Radio and Audio Review by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. The review has been welcomed by the BBC, Global and Bauer saying FM plays an important part in people’s lives and radio should remain free at the point of use. It would put the UK at least 13 years behind Norway, which switched off most of its FM services in 2017. Previously, the Digital Radio Action Plan proposed that the earliest date that t...
Tags: Apple, UK, Digital, Global, Bbc, Industry, Radio, Norway, Amazon Echo, Digital Radio, Bauer, Amazon Google, DCMS, Mike Hawes, Radiocentre, Digital Radio UK

Social media users pass the 4.5 billion mark

Social media users pass the 4.5 billion mark 21 Oct 2021 Active users have increased by more than 400 million over the past year. Our new Digital 2021 October Global Statshot Report – published in partnership with We Are Social and Hootsuite – is pac...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Asia, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, China, Southeast Asia, India, US, America, Seo, Eu, Snapchat, Netflix

Apple Now Issues Mac-iOS Device Syncing Updates Via Software Update

Late last month, Apple issued an unusual standalone software update to Macs running macOS Big Sur called "Device Support Update," which it said was to "ensure proper updating and restoring for iOS and iPadOS devices with Mac." While no other details were provided, it was assumed that the update added support for recently released devices, including iPhone 13 models, the new iPad mini, and the ninth-generation iPad. Still, the update was the first of its kind to come through System Preference...
Tags: Apple, Mac, Adam Engst, macOS Big Sur, Engst

Apple’s $19 Polishing Cloth appears to have sold out

The new polishing cloth that Apple quietly added to its online store after its Unleashed event earlier this week appears to have sold out.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Wearables, News, Trends, Computing, Cleaning Cloth, Polishing Cloth

Apple: Will test unvaccinated corporate staff each time they enter office

Vaccinated staff will be required to take rapid tests once per week. Apple is asking employees to report their vaccination status by October 24, which is a delay compared to its previous deadline of September. The new requirements will all go into effect on November 1. Employees will be able to pick up at-home rapid tests from Apple offices and retail stores. Apple has thus far resisted implementing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for its employees, instead focusing on ramping testing for those who ...
Tags: Apple, Business, News

MacBook Pro's M1 Max GPU is Over 3x Faster Than M1 in First Metal Benchmark

Multiple benchmarks have already given us a general estimate of the CPU performance of the M1 Max chip, but we've had little insight into GPU performance. The ‌M1‌ Max is equipped with up to 32 graphics cores, marking a vast improvement over the 8-core GPU of the ‌M1‌, which was Apple's first chip. The first Metal benchmark for the ‌M1‌ Max surfaced this afternoon, with the chip earning a score of 68870. Comparatively, the ‌M1‌ chip in the 13-inch MacBook Pro has a Metal score of 20581, and t...
Tags: Apple, Metal, Featured, Intel, Macbook, Gpu, Intel Xeon, Macbook Pro, Max, 16, Max Pro, MacBook Pro 14" &, First Metal Benchmark

Apple Releases New Big Sur and Catalina Safari 15.1 Betas for Developers With Restored Tab Design

Following in the footsteps of the macOS Monterey release candidate seeded earlier this week, Apple has released a fourth beta version of Safari 15.1 for macOS Big Sur and Catalina to developers that restores the previous tab design that was in place prior to Safari 15. Safari 15.1 now features a standard Big Sur tab design, which is enabled by default and is labeled "Separate" in Safari preferences. For those who preferred the Safari 15 design rolled out last month, there is also a "Compact" ...
Tags: Apple, Safari, Monterey, Catalina, Catalina Apple, Catalina Safari

AppleCare+ for New 16-Inch MacBook Pro Costs $399

AppleCare+ for the new 16-inch MacBook Pro is priced at $399, which is a $20 increase over the cost of ‌AppleCare‌ for the prior-generation 16-inch model. ‌AppleCare‌+ for the 14-inch MacBook Pro is priced at $279, which is a $10 increase over the cost of ‌AppleCare‌+ for the prior-generation 13-inch Intel machine. Those who are picking up one of the new M1 Pro or ‌M1‌ Max MacBook Pro models may want to consider ‌AppleCare‌+ given the high price of the machines and the fact that they are the...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, Intel, Rumors, Macbook Pro, Apple Card, Max MacBook Pro

Trump announces plans to launch new social media platform called TRUTH Social in 2022

Getty Trump unveiled his plans to launch a new social media site in 2022 called TRUTH Social. The app will launch in Apple's App Store to invitees only in November and to the public in 2022. Trump said he created the app to "stand up to the tyranny of Big Tech." Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced his plans to launch his own social media platform, TRUTH Social, according to a press release.The app, which is available for pre-order in Apple's App Store, will open t...
Tags: Apple, Politics, News, Media, Youtube, Trends, Social Media, Taliban, Donald Trump, Trump, Facebook Twitter, Breaking, Tyler Sonnemaker, Getty Trump, Big Tech Trump, TRUTH Social

Using Amazon Renewed to Sell Your Refurbished Products

Amazon Renewed is one of the best marketplaces if you’re looking to sell refurbished products in good condition. There is a large audience of buyers, so the chances of selling items are quicker than others. Plus, there is more trust among users so that you can ensure a fast sale without risking losing products or money. Amazon Renewed has a lot of different product categories as well, so you can list many different types of pre owned and refurbished products. This article will guide you on how ...
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New benchmarks put Apple’s M1 Max above desktop graphics cards

Apple's new M1 Max chip isn't just more powerful than laptop GPUs, it's hanging with desktop components as well.
Tags: Apple, News, Trends, Computing, Macbook Pro, M1 Max, M1 Pro

Honest Weights, Square Dealings

Ahhhh, The Verge has published an excerpt of Tamara Shopsin’s LaserWriter II, “a coming-of-age tale set in the legendary 90s indie NYC Mac repair shop TekServe — a voyage back in time to when the internet was new, when New York City was gritty, and when Apple made off-beat computers for weirdos”. Joel explains that the LaserWriter II was discontinued almost ten years ago. But Tek always encourages people to fix them. Always. LaserWriter IIs are tanks, one of the most solid printers Apple ever...
Tags: Apple, New York City, Jason Kottke, Joel, Claire, Tekserve, Shopsin, Tamara Shopsin, NYC Mac, Tamara Shopsin Tekserve

How to clear the cache on your Google Chrome desktop browser or mobile app

It's important to periodically clear your Chrome cache on desktop and mobile. Tirachard/Getty Images You can clear the cache on your Google Chrome desktop browser or mobile app via the "More" icon. When clearing cache and cookies, you can choose a time range as short as an hour or clear everything entirely. Clearing the cache on Google Chrome can help fix loading or formatting issues on websites. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. As you browse on the web, cac...
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You Probably Won't Be Able to Get Apple's New Polishing Cloth in Time for the Holidays

The $19 "Polishing Cloth" that Apple introduced alongside the 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models has proven to be wildly popular, and it is now sold out until the end of December/early January. Orders placed today have delivery estimates ranging from December 20 to January 17, so those who hoped to purchase one for use with their new MacBook Pro or another Apple device will need to wait for two to three months. Made from a "soft, nonabrasive material," the cloth is suitable for Apple displays...
Tags: Apple, Macbook Pro, Polishing Cloth

24 great gifts for the fitness lovers in your life

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Janji Gifting fitness gear or equipment can help anyone jumpstart a new routine or upgrade what they're already using. Whether it's a new pair of sneakers, a fitness tracker, or even a massage gun, there are plenty of options. Looking for more gift ideas? Check out all Insider Reviews gift guides here. Everyone has a fitness goal they're trying to meet, whether it's to build muscle, tra...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Health, Amazon, Gift Guide, Fitness, Trends, Features, Gifts, Headphones, Chris Hemsworth, Athleta, Thor, Eva, Dwayne The Rock Johnson, Apple Health

Elon Musk's SpaceX is stirring up trillion-dollar hype. Here's what Morgan Stanley says clients are talking about.

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with Crew Dragon capsule lifted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center on September 15, 2021. Joe Raedle/Getty Images SpaceX has been stirring up trillion-dollar hype among Morgan Stanley's clients. Morgan Stanley analysts have a $200 billion bull-case valuation for the firm - double what it is today. But they acknowledge SpaceX continues to challenge "any preconceived notion of what was possible and the time frame possible..." Sign up here for our daily ne...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Trends, Tesla, Nasa, Jeff Bezos, Morgan Stanley, Musk, Saudi Aramco, Adam Jones, SpaceX Falcon, Kennedy Space Center, Starship

Apple Requiring Unvaccinated Corporate Employees to Be Tested for COVID-19 Daily

Apple corporate employees who are unvaccinated or who have not shared their vaccination status with Apple will need to undergo a COVID-19 test each time they come into the office, reports Bloomberg. An employee going into the office on a daily basis would need to be tested each day of the week under the new rules. Apple is still stopping short of implementing a vaccine mandate that would require employees to be vaccinated to return to the office. Apple corporate employees that have been vacci...
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Apple Designing More Functional Products Since Jony Ive's Departure, Argues Bloomberg Reporter

Apple's product design has improved since former design chief Jony Ive left the company in 2019, according to an opinion column by Bloomberg reporter Alex Webb. Webb believes that Apple has reemphasized function over form since Ive's departure. For example, while the design of the previous Siri Remote for the Apple TV made it easy to pick up the remote upside down by accident, a new Siri Remote was released in May with an improved design and added power and mute buttons for a TV. There's als...
Tags: Apple, Bloomberg, Jony Ive, Webb, Ive, Siri Remote, LoveFrom Apple, Alex Webb Webb, Apple Webb, Departure Argues Bloomberg

Upcoming 27-inch iMac might feature mini-LED ProMotion display

ProMotion on the upcoming 27-inch iMac is claimed to offer an adaptive refresh rate between 24Hz and 120Hz.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, News, Trends, iMac, 27-inch Imac, ProMotion Display

This $15 controller clip turns my smartphone and Xbox gamepad into a full-fledged portable gaming system

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. My controller clip makes it easy to post up on the porch and play. Kevin Webb / Insider If you like gaming on the go, a controller clip is a must-have accessory for your phone. A simple $15 clip lets you attach your phone to a separate gamepad, creating a complete handheld system. Android and iOS both fully support Xbox and PlayStation controllers, bypassing touch controls. MOGA Mobile Gaming Clip (sma...
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18 Best Book Apps for Reading on the Go

With advances in mobile technology, we now have a powerful tech in the palm of our hands. With it, we can browse through social media, take photos, listen to music, shop, check the news or weather, and even access some productivity tools. Among these is the ability to read electronic books commonly known as eBooks on the go whether you are on the subway, plane, or anywhere else. With eBooks, you have the advantage to access several books on your smartphone to sharpen your skills and learn more ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Google Play, Google Drive, Sales, Amazon Kindle, Google Play Books, Mobi, PSD, PRC, Libby, CBR, Barnes Noble, DOCX, Kindle Store

Amazon Is Already Spending Game Of Thrones Money To Make The Wheel Of Time

In case you haven't heard the big news — the next "Game of Thrones" is on the way! It's called... "Westworld"? Or maybe "The Witcher"? Perhaps it's "The Expanse"? Or Amazon's "Lord of the Rings"? So many shows have had the title thrown their way, that it's getting pretty hard to keep track. But the latest addition to the club has been getting the comparison since the project was first announced.Amazon's upcoming fantasy epic, "The Wheel of Time" shares much in common with HBO's crown jewel — bot...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, Television, Movies, News, Time, Weber, Bezos, Mike Weber, Stone, Amazon Studios, Witcher, Two Rivers, Brad Stone, Rafe Judkins

AirPods 3 vs. AirPods Pro Buyer's Guide

This week, Apple announced a major update for its standard AirPods, with the new earbuds featuring spatial audio, Adaptive EQ, force sensors, sweat and water resistance, MagSafe charging, and more. Should you consider purchasing the $179 third-generation ‌AirPods‌, or do you need the higher-end AirPods Pro, which sell for $249? Our guide helps to answer the question of how to decide which of these sets of ‌AirPods‌ is best for you. Comparing the AirPods and AirPods Pro The ‌AirPods‌ and ‌...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, ANC, Buyer's Guide, AirPods, AirPods Pro, Siri zwnj, Similarities Custom

Box Drive Updated With macOS Monterey Support, Improved Security, and Finder Integration

The Box desktop experience for Mac users has been improved with the adoption of Apple's File Provider Extension APIs, which will offer a more secure and simple setup system for Mac users. Box Drive users who have Macs can expect full support for Apple silicon, a more seamless experience thanks to Finder integration, and compatibility with the upcoming macOS Monterey release. The update also brings a streamlined install experience for Box Drive on Macs, and broader application compatibility. ...
Tags: Apple, Mac, Box, Monterey

MagSafe on the new MacBook Pro: Everything you need to know

The new 2021 MacBook Pro has the third-generation of Apple's MagSafe charging technology, and it is more powerful than ever.
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You won’t believe how cheap this Apple Watch is today

The 40mm, GPS version of the Apple Watch Series 6 is discounted by $70 in an early Black Friday deal from Amazon, which lowers the smartwatch's price to $329.
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Deals, Mobile, Wearables, Trends, Black Friday Deals, Amazon Black Friday Deals, Apple Watch deals, Apple Watch Series 6, Black Friday Apple deals, Mobile Deals, Amazon 2021, Black Friday 2021, Black Friday smartwatch deals, Black Friday Apple Watch deals

What does a 120Hz refresh rate do? Smartphone refresh rates explained

What is a refresh rate, and how does it affect your smartphone? Here's an explainer on what a 90Hz or 120Hz refresh rate on a smartphone actually is.
Tags: Apple, Ios, Android, Mobile, Trends, What Is, Refresh Rate, 120hz Display

Hyper Launches 27,000 mAh 245W Battery Pack for $149

Known for its range of battery pack options and other Apple accessories, Hyper just recently launched its newest products, the HyperJuice 245W USB-C Battery Pack and 245W GaN charger. Hyper says that the 245W GaN Charger and Battery Pack are more powerful than four 61W chargers because at 245W, it's capable of charging up to four laptops at the same time. The Battery Pack features four 100W USB-C ports and it can provide a maximum of 245W for various devices. So you can charge four 61W MacBo...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, Rumors, Indiegogo, MacBook Air, Macbook Pro