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Apple pulls verification requirement for US education shoppers

Earlier this week, Apple began requiring that students and teachers in the US verify their identity through authentication service UNiDAYS before they could take advantage of the company’s discounted education pricing. The move closed a long-standing loophole that had allowed almost anyone to save money on an Apple device as long as they weren’t caught in a random check.

However, mere days after implementing that requirement, Apple has just as quickly removed it. Per MacRumors, you can once again buy discounted Macs, iPads and other Apple products from the company’s US education website without the need to verify that you’re currently a student or a teacher. The outlet suggests the company may have made the change after some educators and school staff members complained they couldn’t verify their status through UNiDAYS properly, and therefore couldn’t obtain a discount on a product they wanted to buy.

It’s unclear if Apple plans to reimplement the requirement once it sorts out any potential issues with the system. For years, Apple has used UNiDAYS in many other countries, including the UK, to ensure only those who qualify for its education discounts can get them. We’ve reached out to the company for comment and more information.

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‘Exploring fitness’ won’t get Google TV anywhere near Apple Fitness+

Google has to do more than just “explore fitness” if it wants to get Google TV anywhere close to the exercise experience of Apple Fitness+.
Android | Digital Trends

Apple reveals how much it paid to App Store developers in 2021

Apple’s App Store continues to pay out tens of billions of dollars annually to developers, though the store’s success hasn’t come without controversy.
Mobile | Digital Trends

The most common Apple Watch problems and how to fix them

Struggling with some Apple Watch issues? We’ve compiled a list of some of the most common problems and how to deal with them.
Wearables | Digital Trends

How the Huawei Watch GT 3 shows what an Apple Watch for Android would be like

You can’t use an Apple Watch with an Android phone, but what if Apple suddenly made it possible? The Huawei Watch GT 3 shows what it may be like.
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Don’t miss this fantastic Apple Watch SE deal at Amazon today

The Apple Watch SE is one of the best apple smartwatches out there, and Amazon has it for only $ 230, a whole $ 50 off the $ 280 list price.
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Apple Watch SE 2: What we want to see from the next budget Apple watch

Apple is expected to release a rugged Apple Watch and Watch SE 2 alongside the Series 8 in 2022
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The most common Apple Watch problems and how to fix them

Struggling with some Apple Watch issues? We’ve compiled a list of some of the most common problems and how to deal with them.
Wearables | Digital Trends

Apple Watch Series 7 is still at its lowest-ever Black Friday price

The GPS, 41mm version of the Apple Watch Series 7 is still at its lowest-ever price of $ 380 on Amazon, but you need to hurry to take advantage of the deal.
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6 weeks in, I see the value in committing to the Apple Watch Series 7

I’ve worn the Apple Watch Series 7 every day for the last six weeks, and am beginning to see the health-related value in committing to a smartwatch this way.
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How to set up fall detection on Apple Watch

Fall detection is tightly integrated with your iPhone, but you have to set it up properly for it to help you.
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How to back up your Apple Watch

If you’re wondering how to back up your Apple Watch, then we have the answers you need in this guide. Learn how to back up or restore an Apple Watch.
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Tech gifts in stock with holiday delivery: Apple Watch, Fire HD tablet

A few of the largest retailers today are offering great deals on tech that makes for great gifting this holiday season, including the Apple Watch Series 7.
Wearables | Digital Trends

Where to buy an Apple Watch with delivery in time for Christmas

If you purchase the Apple Watch Series 7 from Amazon right now, you’ll get the wearable device in time for Christmas, in addition to enjoying a $ 20 discount.
Wearables | Digital Trends

Apple Watch Series 7 Cyber Monday deal drops price to $380

With this Apple Watch Series 7 Cyber Monday deal from Amazon, you’ll be able to purchase the latest version of Apple’s smartwatch for its cheapest-ever price.
Wearables | Digital Trends

Best Cyber Monday Apple Watch deals 2021: Early deals today

Black Friday is over, but the best Cyber Monday Apple Watch deals are now arriving. These are the best picks you can shop right now.
Wearables | Digital Trends

Apple Watch Series 7 down to lowest-ever price for Black Friday 2021

Amazon is offering a $ 10 discount on the Apple Watch Series 7, marking it down to $ 390 for a Black Friday deal.
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Apple reportedly tells workers they’re allowed to discuss conditions and pay

Apple might be eager to minimize future complaints about working conditions. NBC News said it obtained a newly released internal memo telling employees they're allowed to discuss conditions and pay outside the company. Staffers should be free to talk about issues in the way they "feel most comfortable," including with managers and the People (human resources) team.

We've asked Apple if it can confirm the memo and comment on the release. The statement would reinforce the rights private workers already have under the National Labor Relations Act, which lets workers both organize and discuss conditions, as well Apple's own conduct policy.

Provided the news is accurate, it could represent a bittersweet moment for critics of Apple's working culture. The memo supports their beliefs the company unfairly limited talk about labor issues by shutting down surveys and Slack channels. Employees like Ashley Gjøvik also accused Apple of punishing workers for speaking out for by putting them on leave or even firing them.

However, the statement is also coming too late to prevent significant damage. Apple now faces eight labor charges alleging issues like harassment and wrongful dismissal. Outspoken #AppleToo advocate Cher Scarlett (who settled with Apple) just left the company, too. While a memo like this might allow more discussion going forward, it can't change the past.

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Apple Watch Series 7 just got a price cut at Amazon for Black Friday

Today Amazon is offering a $ 10 discount on the green Apple Watch Series 7, marking it down to $ 390 for an early Black Friday deal.
Wearables | Digital Trends

How does an $8 braided Apple Watch band on Amazon compare to the $100 Solo Loop?

Does spending $ 100 on Apple’s Braided Solo Loop band give you pause? Are you also wondering what a very cheap alternative from Amazon is like? I found out.
Wearables | Digital Trends

Here’s which Apple Pencil works with which iPad

The Apple Pencil is fantastic if your iPad is a drawing or note-taking tool. But do you know which Apple Pencil you need for your iPad? Here’s our guide.
Mobile | Digital Trends

iPhone 13 and Z Flip 3 keep Apple and Samsung sales strong in U.S. and Europe

The chip shortage continues to stifle smartphone sales growth, but Apple and Samsung manage to hold on in the U.S. and European markets.
Android | Digital Trends

HomePod mini software update adds support for Apple Music lossless

It's not only iOS and macOS that Apple has updated today. The company has rolled out a firmware update for HomePod as well. The discontinued speaker now supports Apple Music lossless playback, as well as Dolby Atmos spatial audio. Apple Music lossless will also be available on HomePod mini after you update it via the HomePod section of the Home app.

It's a much-needed update, since Apple Music lossless hit iOS, iPadOS, macOS and Apple TV 4K devices in June. Apple only started publicly testing lossless and Dolby Atmos support on HomePod in August. In any case, it's good to see that Apple eventually brought a pair of notable audio features to products it designed primarily to, you know, play audio.


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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.
Wearables | Digital Trends

Apple Watch Series 7 Review: The best smartwatch you can buy, by far

Spoiler alert: The Apple Watch Series 7 impresses at every turn, and does everything you could want and more.
Wearables | Digital Trends

Apple Watch Series 7 teardown reveals new display tech and a slightly bigger battery

The Apple Watch Series 7 teardown by iFixit revealed some changes under the hood, including new display tech and bigger battery.
Mobile | Digital Trends

5 things the Amazfit GTR 3 Pro can do that the Apple Watch Series 7 can’t

Both the Apple Watch Series 7 and the Amazfit GTR 3 Pro have their own advantages and disadvantages, but here are five where Amazfit pulls ahead.
Wearables | Digital Trends

Apple Watch Series 7: Everything you need to know about the latest smartwatch

The Apple Watch Series 7 was announced in September 2021. Here’s what you need to know about the new smartwatch.
Wearables | Digital Trends

The best Apple Watch bands and straps for 2021

These are the best Apple Watch bands and straps to stylize your timepiece. We’ve got a veritable feast of wrist-wear for every budget.
Wearables | Digital Trends

Best cheap Apple Watch deals and sales for October 2021

The Apple Watch has surged to prominence in recent years. If you’re in the market for an iOS wearable, we’ve sniffed out the best Apple Watch deals available right now.
Wearables | Digital Trends

Amazon is having an EARLY BLACK FRIDAY SALE on Apple products today

Amazon is offering early Black Friday deals on a variety of Apple products, including the AirPods Pro, the Apple Watch Series 6, and the latest MacBook Pro.
Mobile | Digital Trends

Apple iPhone 13 buying guide: Release date, price, specs — everything we know

Apple just made the iPhone 13 series official. Here’s everything you need to know about the design, specs, features, and price.
Emerging Tech | Digital Trends

Best Black Friday Apple Watch Deals 2021: What to Expect

Wondering what Black Friday Apple Watch deals we’ll see next month? You’ve come to the right place — here’s what to expect.
Wearables | Digital Trends

Amazon is having a SECRET SALE on Apple products today

Amazon is offering discounts for a wide range of Apple products, including the AirPods Pro, the 2021 iPad, the Apple Watch Series 6, and the 2020 MacBook Pro.
Wearables | Digital Trends

Best cheap Apple deals and sales for September 2021

Apple fans know how fleeting deals can be, but we’ve rounded up some great Apple deals for you right here.
Wearables | Digital Trends

Elon Musk says he tried to sell Tesla to Apple and Tim Cook snubbed him

Elon Musk apparently once tried to sell Tesla to Apple. Replying to a tweet about yesterday’s Reuters report on the Apple’s electric car ambitions, Musk said, “During the darkest days of the Model 3 program, I reached out to Tim Cook to discuss the p…
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Apple puts another manufacturer on probation after India factory riot

Apple has once again put a manufacturer on probation over reported labor abuses. The company told TechCrunch in a statement that it has halted new contracts for Wistron after discovering pay issues at the contractor’s factory in the Narasapura indust…
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Apple explains how AirPods Max low-power modes work

Ever since Apple released AirPods Max, questions have swirled around its low-power modes. Do you really need to use the Smart Case to save battery life, or let the headphones idle for hours? Thankfully, Apple is finally setting the record straight. T…
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Apple Watch can now warn if your cardio fitness is low

The latest iOS 14.3 and watchOS 7.2 updates have introduced a new way to measure your health, specifically your cardio fitness level. Not only can Apple Watch users now view their cardio fitness level in the Health app, they’ll also receive a notific…
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The Morning After: Apple unveiled its $549 AirPods Max headphones

Despite it being December, Apple just won’t stop launching new devices and services. It blindsided most of us yesterday when it revealed its long-rumored AirPods Max — the company’s first over-ear headphones — along with a concrete launch date for Fi…
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Apple will replace unresponsive iPhone 11 screens for free

“A small percentage of iPhone 11” units suffer from touch issues, Apple says, and it’s swapping out their displays for free as part of a new replacement program. In its announcement, the tech giant admits that the screens on iPhone 11s manufactured b…
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The Apple Watch Series 6 falls to new low of $350 at Amazon

Amazon has reduced the price of Apple’s latest flagship smartwatch yet again. The online retailer has had the Apple Watch Series 6 for $ 385 for a number of weeks now, despite the Series 6 only debuting in September, and now some 40mm models are disco…
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After Math: Apple debuts devices running on its own silicon

The world tuned in on Tuesday to watch Apple CEO Tim Cook unveil the company’s latest technological advancement, the M1 chipset, as well as the brand new devices that will be running on it. But that was far from all the news from last week, here are…
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Apple HomePod mini review: An acceptable Echo alternative

Apple’s HomePod was a bit of a tough sell when it launched in 2018. The $ 350 speaker (now selling for $ 300) was far more expensive than the Amazon Echo or Google Home, and Siri was less capable and intelligent than Alexa or Google Assistant. One thin…
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Apple program will replace AirPods Pro buds with crackling, ANC issues

Occasionally Apple identifies a problem significant enough to launch a program to repair or replace an issue with one of its products, and today it revealed a service program for the AirPods Pro. According to the notice, in devices manufactured befor…
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Apple One subscription bundle launches on October 30th

Apple officially revealed its “Apple One” subscription bundle back at the Watch event in September. Today, during the company’s quarterly earnings announcements, Apple revealed to Bloomberg that the services package would launch on October 30th.The I…
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Apple will open more Express stores to ease iPhone 12 pickups

Apple will open more walled-off “Express” stores just in time for the holiday shopping season, its retail SVP Deirdre O’Brien told Reuters. The tech giant started testing the format last month in California and has since opened 20 Express stores acro…
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Wear OS looks on enviously as Google brings YouTube Music app to the Apple Watch

Despite being a Wear OS fan (yes, there are some), I can’t deny that the Apple Watch is sitting pretty at the top of the smartwatch pyramid. Weirdly, Google is making the experience even better by bringing YouTube Music to the Apple Watch before its own smartwatch platform, which means that users can browse their […]

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The Apple TV app comes to Sony’s Android TVs

You can add Sony TVs to the growing list of places where you can download and use Apple's redesigned TV app. Sony has begun rolling out the software to its lineup of recent smart TVs, starting with the X900H. It plans to follow with select 2018 sets…
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Apple will let Epic Games users ‘sign in with Apple’ for a bit longer

A day before Apple was set to shut down the “sign in with Apple” prompt for Epic Games users, the company has retreated on its threat. Apple issued an indefinite extension on the matter, meaning for now, Epic Games players can still use “sign in with…
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