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2018

Apple Business Chat has the enterprise talking about iMessage Apps

Thursday April 05, 2018

Ten years ago, Steve Jobs announced the App Store. While its first titles were mostly games and novelties, soon major businesses began to recognize the power of mobile apps, shifting major investment from desktop PCs and web apps into iOS. This year, Apple is inciting new enterprise investment in iMessage Apps with Apple Business Chat--billed as an interactive, personal way to connect with customers while respecting their privacy.

Compared: 2018 iPad versus the original 12.9-inch and 9.7-inch iPad Pro

Thursday April 05, 2018

The newest iPad can easily be considered as a low-cost alternative to the current generation of iPad Pro devices, but a comparison with the original iPad Pro models suggests Apple's latest release has a lot in common with the earlier tablets. AppleInsider looks at the numbers to see how close they really are.

Apple reveals new Shinjuku store ahead of grand opening

Thursday April 05, 2018

Apple on Wednesday announced the grand opening of a retail outlet in Tokyo's Shinjuku ward, the first in a series of new stores, renovations and other investments planned for Japan.

Watch: 2018 iPad vs. 2017 10.5-inch iPad Pro

Wednesday April 04, 2018

Apple just released a refreshed 9.7-inch iPad for 2018. Retaining last year's $329 price tag, the new slate is Apple's first budget model to support Apple Pencil and sports a speedy A10 Fusion process. Find out how it compares to its bigger 10.5-inch iPad Pro sibling in this video.

Surprise! Spotify now says its Weeknd debut beat out Apple Music

Wednesday April 04, 2018

Spotify on Wednesday issued an update regarding streaming figures related to The Weeknd's new album "My Dear Melancholy," saying it beat Apple Music's debut of the same record by 3 million streams.

Cumulative App Store titles declined for first time in 2017, report says

Wednesday April 04, 2018

Apple's gigantic selection of App Store apps contracted for the first time in 2017, with the online storefront shedding 5 percent of its total app count over the year, according to a report from reporting platform Appfigures.

Apple shares new iPad tutorial videos featuring Apple Pencil, Split View and more

Wednesday April 04, 2018

Apple continued its advertising push for iPad on Wednesday with a new slate of advertorial videos covering features ranging from marking up screenshots with Apple Pencil to accessing special symbols on the soft keyboard.

Judicial panel orders consolidation of 61 iPhone throttling lawsuits, case to be heard in California court

Wednesday April 04, 2018

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on Wednesday ordered the consolidation of 61 lawsuits that take issue with Apple's decision to throttle the CPUs of iPhones with degraded batteries, a tactic the company claims extends the operational lifespan of its products.

AirPort Express popping up in some Home apps, raising possibility of AirPlay 2 compatibility

Wednesday April 04, 2018

Reports are circulating that the third generation AirPort Express is popping up for users trying to add a HomeKit accessory in the iOS 11.4 beta, but the appearance is not universal, nor does the networking peripheral actually get added when selected.

Apple's Tim Cook visits Birmingham to receive SCLC's Human Rights Award [u]

Wednesday April 04, 2018

Apple CEO Tim Cook was in Birmingham, Ala. on Wednesday, marking both the 50th anniversary of the murder of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and the rollout of Apple's Swift programming curriculum across all Alabama Community College (ACCS) branches. He was also in town to receive the Human Rights Award from the Birmingham Metro Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

Facebook says Cambridge Analytica may have collected data on up to 87M people

Wednesday April 04, 2018

Cambridge Analytica may have harvested the personal data of up to 87 million Facebook users, Facebook's CTO said on Wednesday, a number far higher than original media estimates.

How to use Parental Controls in macOS to limit access to features and apps

Wednesday April 04, 2018

Providing children and others access to your Mac can be an issue if left unmonitored, as giving free reign could cause the younger users to see inappropriate material or perform unwanted actions that could drastically affect the Mac's performance. AppleInsider explains how to use the Parental Controls already built into macOS to limit what can be done on accounts.

Apple Music hits landmark 40 million paid subscribers

Wednesday April 04, 2018

Apple Music has swelled to 40 million subscribers, according to a Tweet noting the occasion by the company's content director in France, Steven Huon.

MicroLED vs. TFT and OLED: Why Apple is interested in new display tech for future iPhone or Apple Watch

Wednesday April 04, 2018

Reports suggest that Apple is getting closer to implementing MicroLED in its future product releases, including the Apple Watch, with the display technology potentially offering a number of benefits compared to other methods. AppleInsider explains how the current TFT and OLED display technologies work, and how MicroLED differs.

macOS 10.13.4 update breaks Duet Display, Air Display & USB DisplayLink drivers

Wednesday April 04, 2018

Apple's recent macOS 10.13.4 update is causing some havoc among people using screen extenders like Duet Display and Air Display, as well as USB DisplayLink-connected monitors.

iOS 11.3 causing problems with device management, fix for Jamf Pro coming

Wednesday April 04, 2018

Organizations trying to use Jamf Pro 10.3 to upgrade devices to iOS 11.3 are running into a glitch putting Apple products in a "failed loop," no longer responding to any further commands, Jamf has acknowledged.

Stop panicking about Apple's rumored switch from Intel to its own chips in the Mac

Wednesday April 04, 2018

A lot has been made about Apple's possible shift to the A-series processor in the Mac starting in 2020 -- but this isn't the first time that Apple has convinced a generation to change hardware architectures.

Apple Pay makes long-awaited debut in Brazil

Wednesday April 04, 2018

Apple Pay officially launched in Brazil on Wednesday, making good on both promises by Apple and long-standing rumors.

Apple experimenting with touchless controls & curved screens for future iPhones

Wednesday April 04, 2018

Though the technologies are some ways out, upcoming iPhones could make use of touchless gestures and curved screens as distinguishing features, a report claimed on Wednesday.

Grab these last-minute deals on tax software for Macs before the April 17 deadline

Tuesday April 03, 2018

Tax Day 2018 falls on April 17 this year, and although taxpayers get a couple extra days to file 2017 returns, you'll need the right tools to get the job done. AppleInsider is rounding up the best tax prep software and filing tools for Mac users -- to not only meet, but beat, the deadline.