Lowest prices ever: Apple's quad-core 13" MacBook Pro (512GB) $1,499, 15" MacBook Pro $1,899

Amazon has issued a $500 instant discount on Mid 2018 MacBook Pros, delivering the lowest prices ever. Pick up a 512GB 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar for just $1,499 or a 15-inch MacBook Pro for $1,899 while supplies last.
Source: Apple Insider News and Secrets on New Apple Products

How to make the Apple Watch Raise to Speak feature work every time

The ability to just raise your wrist and speak to your Apple Watch without the words “Hey, Siri,” is brilliant. What was initially a convenience is now increasingly useful, too, and yet it’s extraordinarily unreliable. Here’s how to make it better — and why you need it to.
Source: Apple Insider News and Secrets on New Apple Products

New Apple retail head Deirdre O'Brien joins Instagram, shares pics from trip to Hong Kong & Macau

In a rare move for an Apple executive, new retail head Deirdre O’Brien has joined Instagram, inaugurating her account with a handful of photos from a worldwide business tour.
Source: Apple Insider News and Secrets on New Apple Products

Amazon offers ad-supported music service to Echo owners at no charge

Amazon is attempting to attract customers in the United States yet to sign up for Amazon Prime or Amazon Music Unlimited to use its music streaming service instead of using Apple Music or Spotify, by providing access to a selection of tracks on its Echo range or other Alexa-enabled devices.
Source: Apple Insider News and Secrets on New Apple Products

Facebook admits millions of Instagram accounts affected by unencrypted password storage blunder

Facebook has admitted its major security breach from March where the social network stored “hundreds of millions” of plain-text passwords on internal servers was worse than first thought for users of Instagram, advising it may have affected millions of accounts on the image-sharing service and not the “tens of thousands” it initially reported.
Source: Apple Insider News and Secrets on New Apple Products

Apple outsells Samsung as iPhone tops US mobile activations chart for Q1 2019

The iPhone was the most popular smartphone bought in the United States, according to figures produced by CIRP, with Apple narrowly beating Samsung for market share in the first quarter of 2019, suggesting Apple may see an improvement on its sales in its upcoming financial results.
Source: Apple Insider News and Secrets on New Apple Products

What's the difference: iPad mini 5 versus iPad mini 4

From the outside, you’d be hard-pressed to spot the difference between an iPad mini 4 from an iPad mini 5. But, internally, there are quite a few differences that really separate Apple’s previous mini from the newest. AppleInsider goes deep, highlighting all the changes from the previous iPad mini fourth-generation to the powerful 2019 model.
Source: Apple Insider News and Secrets on New Apple Products

Apple's 2019 Environmental Responsibility Report touts increased focus on recycling and material recovery

Apple is committed to building its products while simultaneously trying to “leave our world better than we found it,” the company declares in its 2019 Environmental Responsibility Report, underscoring the progress the iPhone producer has made in its long-term renewable energy and recycling efforts.
Source: Apple Insider News and Secrets on New Apple Products

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