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Monday, February 19, 2018

ExclusiveRecord Low Prices: $500-$1,000 off Apple's iMac Pro with no tax outside NY & NJ

Record Low Prices: $500-$1,000 off Apple's iMac Pro with no tax outside NY & NJ

AppleInsider readers this week can snap up exclusive savings on a variety of iMac Pro configurations, from $500 off the standard model (now $4,494) up to $1,000 off a loaded 10-core system with 128GB of RAM, a 4TB SSD and Vega 64 graphics. Each iMac Pro also ships for free with no tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ, making these the lowest shipped prices available.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Nikkei pushing iPhone X production cuts as reason Samsung is looking for OLED screen customers

Nikkei pushing iPhone X production cuts as reason Samsung is looking for OLED screen customers

A new report suggests that Samsung is "casting about" for OLED panel production, under the premise that it is being caused by soft iPhone X demand and production cuts — which don't appear to be grounded in reality.

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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Hands On: OmniPlan 3.9 is project management for complex jobs on the Mac and iPad

Hands On: OmniPlan 3.9 is project management for complex jobs on the Mac and iPad

You tend to know when you need a project management app. You'd be a little crazy to plan a small, intimate dinner party with a project management app but you'd be insane to build an office block without something like OmniPlan.

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This week on AI: Apple's HomePod reviewed, 'iOS 12' plans, iPhone AR & more

This week on AI: Apple's HomePod reviewed, 'iOS 12' plans, iPhone AR & more

At long last AppleInsider finally had a chance to review the HomePod, Apple's first entry into the smartspeaker universe. Other points of interest during the week included plans for "iOS 12," and more hints that future iPhones will have rear-facing 3D sensors.

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Apple Park now Apple's official corporate address

Apple Park now Apple's official corporate address

Apple this week changed its official corporate address to One Apple Park Way, continuing the lengthy process of moving an entire workforce from One Infinite Loop to the new Apple Park campus built down the road.

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Apple shares tutorial video explaining 'how to get the most' from HomePod

Apple shares tutorial video explaining 'how to get the most' from HomePod

Continuing a recent surge in HomePod-related tutorial videos, Apple on Friday posted a fresh explainer to its official YouTube support channel covering general device features, from music playback to Siri commands.

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Presidents' Day Deals: $200-$300 off 13" Touch Bars; 15" MacBook Pros as low as $1,799; iPads from $299; plus no tax in 48 states

Presidents' Day Deals: $200-$300 off 13

Holiday weekend deals are in effect now with instant savings and coupon discounts on current and closeout Macs. Save up to $1,000 on Touch Bar MacBook Pros or up to $150 on iPads with no tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ. Apple's TV 4K is also free when you prepay for three months of DirecTV Now.

ExclusiveKiller Deals: Save $70 to $350 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states & 0% financing

Killer Deals: Save $70 to $350 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states & 0% financing

First come, first served! AppleInsider readers can take advantage of exclusive coupons and instant discounts this week to instantly save between $70 and $350 on every Mid 2017 MacBook Pro, including Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. Plus, sales tax will not be collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ and systems qualify for 0% financing offer

Twitter shuts down official Twitter for Mac app

Twitter shuts down official Twitter for Mac app

Ubiquitous microblogging service Twitter on Friday announced an imminent end to its native Mac client, saying the change comes as part of efforts to maintain a consistent user experience across all platforms.

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Subaru readies 2019 Ascent SUV with Apple CarPlay standard

Subaru readies 2019 Ascent SUV with Apple CarPlay standard

Subaru this week announced pricing for its latest SUV, the 2019 Ascent, which will come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on every trim when it rolls out this summer.

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New 'Close Your Rings' minisite encourages using Apple Watch Activity app

New 'Close Your Rings' minisite encourages using Apple Watch Activity app

Apple has created a new website, "Close Your Rings," explaining how the Apple Watch's Activity app works and some of the ways people can reach its "Move," "Exercise," and "Stand" goals.

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VideoHow to AirPlay to two HomePods on iPhone & Mac (without AirPlay 2)

How to AirPlay to two HomePods on iPhone & Mac (without AirPlay 2)

Though AirPlay 2 with support for multiple HomePods won't ship until later this year, there are ways to use multiple HomePods with your iPhone and Mac right now. AppleInsider shows you how to do it.

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Mattel teases Hot Wheels racing with AR, iPhone-controlled 'Rocket League' car set

Mattel teases Hot Wheels racing with AR, iPhone-controlled 'Rocket League' car set

Mattel brand Hot Wheels is continuing to embrace the use of mobile apps with it's toy cars, revealing the Augmoto track-based racing set with iPhone and iPad control and augmented reality, as well as announcing a remote controlled car soccer set based on the popular game 'Rocket League.'

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Apple puts Belkin screen protector for iPhone X back on sale after earlier recall

Apple puts Belkin screen protector for iPhone X back on sale after earlier recall

Belkin's InvisiGlass Ultra protector for the iPhone X is once again available through Apple, following a December recall due to quality problems.

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Clearhaus support brings Apple Pay to over 5,000 more European online stores

Clearhaus support brings Apple Pay to over 5,000 more European online stores

Danish payments firm Clearhaus on Friday announced the rollout of Apple Pay to over 5,000 Nordic online stores, done in partnership with payments provider QuickPay.

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Blippar developing 'WordPress of AR' to feed Apple's ARKit, Google's ARCore

Blippar developing 'WordPress of AR' to feed Apple's ARKit, Google's ARCore

Early entry into augmented reality solutions company Blippar has two new products, with one being a universal kit to develop ARKit and ARCore applications and provide them data.

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iDevices debuts HomeKit-compatible Instant Switch wireless wall switch

iDevices debuts HomeKit-compatible Instant Switch wireless wall switch

Smarthome accessory maker iDevices expanded to its range of HomeKit-connected hardware on Friday with Instant Switch, an easy to mount wall switch that connects to and controls most iDevices products.

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FeatureAppleInsider podcast interviews comedian Will Abeles, reviews Apple's HomePod

AppleInsider podcast interviews comedian Will Abeles, reviews Apple's HomePod

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor interviews Will Abeles, whose comedy album debuted at No. 1 on iTunes. In addition, Victor and Neil talk about Neil's HomePod review, as well as Apple's growing share of the smartphone market's revenue.

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Interior Apple Park glass is so clear, distracted employees are walking into it

Interior Apple Park glass is so clear, distracted employees are walking into it

The Apple Park's open, collaborative design is broken up into pods, separated by glass panes from floor to ceiling — and distracted employees are walking straight into them.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Apple urges users to send money to friends with Apple Pay Cash, upgrade to iOS 11.2

Apple urges users to send money to friends with Apple Pay Cash, upgrade to iOS 11.2

Apple on Thursday sent an email blast to iCloud users and customers on record advertising the ability to send money to friends using Apple Pay Cash, the company's peer-to-peer money transfer service that was introduced in December.

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Apple board members receive $262K in restricted stock

Apple board members receive $262K in restricted stock

Members of Apple's board of directors this week received automatic grants of restricted stock units worth $262,000 as of Thursday, according to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings.

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Apple to prep second season of 'Carpool Karaoke'

Apple to prep second season of 'Carpool Karaoke'

Apple has opted to renew "Carpool Karaoke" for a second season, according to CBS, which hosts "The Late Late Show with James Corden," from which "Carpool Karaoke" was spun off.

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Shazam iPhone app updated, may herald future services integrated into Apple Music

Shazam iPhone app updated, may herald future services integrated into Apple Music

The Apple-owned Shazam service has updated its app for the first time since the aquisition, and has added lyric syncing in real-time to a played song, better search results display, and an all-new track menu providing access to all the information the service has.

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Apple says all new iPhone apps must support iOS 11 SDK, iPhone X display as of April

Apple says all new iPhone apps must support iOS 11 SDK, iPhone X display as of April

Starting in April, developers submitting new titles to the iOS App Store will have no choice but to use the iOS 11 SDK — and if they're supporting the iPhone, offer iPhone X display compatibility.

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Accessory vendors start producing coasters, stands, and bags for Apple's HomePod

Accessory vendors start producing coasters, stands, and bags for Apple's HomePod

In a similar fashion to Apple's other products, accessory producers have been quick to create products to enhance the user experience of the HomePod just days after launch, with the first to surface including a leather carrying case and a coaster designed to prevent marks left behind by the speaker's silicone base.

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Apple won't wait for iOS 11.3 to fix Indian character bug, plans to roll out interim iPhone patch soon

Apple won't wait for iOS 11.3 to fix Indian character bug, plans to roll out interim iPhone patch soon

While the fix for the Indian language character bug is in the iOS 11.3 and macOS 10.13.4 betas, Apple is not waiting for them to issue an update, which will rectify the issue at least on iPhones and iPads.

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Sonos One feet leaving same white marks on wood furniture that the HomePod can

Sonos One feet leaving same white marks on wood furniture that the HomePod can

A day after a debacle began about the HomePod silicone ring on the base of the unit was causing a stain to appear on some wood surfaces, it looks that the Sonos One has a similar issue with its own vibration-insulating feet.

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HP expanding enterprise 'DaaS' support program to Mac, iPhone, and iPad

HP expanding enterprise 'DaaS' support program to Mac, iPhone, and iPad

As part of an expansion of HP's "Device as a Service" program, the company is opening its support program to Apple devices in enterprise environments.

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'An incredible money-making machine:' Apple's iPhone captures record 51% of global smartphone revenues

'An incredible money-making machine:' Apple's iPhone captures record 51% of global smartphone revenues

For the first time ever, Apple's iPhone captured more than half of all global smartphone revenues in a single quarter, outperforming the rest of the industry on the strength of the premium-priced iPhone X.

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Deals: Apple's 13" MacBook Air for $899; upgraded 27" iMac 5K for $1,869; iPads from $299 (up to $150 off)

Deals: Apple's 13

Presidents' Day deals are in effect now with prices starting at just $299. Apple's current 13" MacBook Air is also $100 off with no tax outside NY and NJ, while a premium 27" iMac 5K with Radeon 575 graphics is $130 off. Current iPads are up to $150 off with $20 off AppleCare as well.

Apple Watch, AirPods & HomePod, Apple's 'other products,' predicted to rake in $22B in revenue by 2019

Apple Watch, AirPods & HomePod, Apple's 'other products,' predicted to rake in $22B in revenue by 2019

Fueled by a trio of new product categories, Apple's all-encompassing "other products" are poised to become the company's fastest growing segment, further fueled by the recent launch of HomePod.

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Facebook rumored to take on Apple HomePod with first two smartspeakers

Facebook rumored to take on Apple HomePod with first two smartspeakers

Facebook is reportedly planning to launch not one but two smartspeakers by the end of July at the latest, joining the fray against Apple, Amazon, Google, and others.

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Microsoft 'Photos Companion' iPhone app allows for easy transfer of pictures to Windows 10 PC

Microsoft 'Photos Companion' iPhone app allows for easy transfer of pictures to Windows 10 PC

Seeing a need in education, Microsoft has developed an app to pull all the pictures off multiple iPhones and mobile devices and store them locally on a central Windows 10 machine.

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Latest iOS 11 bug crashes devices sent Indian-language character [u]

Latest iOS 11 bug crashes devices sent Indian-language character [u]

A bug in iOS 11 is causing devices sent a particular character in Messages to crash, and/or disabling some third-party messaging and email apps, but Apple has already fixed the problem in the latest round of iOS, macOS, and watchOS betas.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Estimates peg HomePod build cost at $216, Apple's margin smaller than competitors

Estimates peg HomePod build cost at $216, Apple's margin smaller than competitors

According to the latest research from TechInsights, Apple is shelling out $216 to build HomePod, meaning margins from the tech giant's first smart speaker are much slimmer than those of its flagship iPhone line.

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EditorialAnother test finds HomePod frequency response flat, but results potentially meaningless

Another test finds HomePod frequency response flat, but results potentially meaningless

An acoustical analysis of Apple's HomePod published Wednesday found the speaker boasts a relatively flat frequency response, characteristics often associated with accurate sound reproduction, but those results might be misleading.

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Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway increases Apple stake by 23.3 percent, now its largest holding

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway increases Apple stake by 23.3 percent, now its largest holding

Legendary investor Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway continued to bet big on Apple over the fourth quarter 2017, raising its stake in the tech giant by 23.3 percent to hit 165.3 million shares, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

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VideoWatch: The best Siri commands for HomePod

Watch: The best Siri commands for HomePod

Apple's HomePod is out and users are impressed by the smart speaker's premium sound quality, but some have yet to take full advantage of its voice control functionality. To help users get started, AppleInsider collected a few useful phrases and commands that highlight Siri's capabilities.

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TipsHow to limit HomePod access so family and friends can't send texts, create reminders, or hijack your music

How to limit HomePod access so family and friends can't send texts, create reminders, or hijack your music

There are two different ways to lock your HomePod from outside access — restricting access to AirPlay only, disabling messages, reminders and notes. AppleInsider shows you how to access and control both of these.

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