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2018

iPhone X bug causing Apple Pay problems for Suica users in Japan

Monday March 26, 2018

A months-old iPhone X bug is causing error messages and system failures when owners attempt to employ Apple Pay's NFC functionality at transit terminals in Japan, an especially troublesome situation for users of the popular Suica platform, prompting some to seek replacement hardware.

Apple supplier Foxconn buys Belkin, Linksys, Wemo for $866M

Monday March 26, 2018

A subsidiary of longtime Apple supply partner Foxconn on Monday announced the acquisition of popular accessory maker Belkin, which also owns Linksys, Phyn and Wemo brands, for approximately $866 million.

Apple opens application process for 350 WWDC scholarships

Monday March 26, 2018

As it has done in most other years, Apple has started taking WWDC scholarship applications for attendees that could not otherwise afford to attend the $1500 event.

Live from Apple's 'Field Trip' education event in Chicago

Monday March 26, 2018

Join AppleInsider as we provide live coverage of Apple's "Let's take a field trip" event from Chicago's Lane Tech College Prep High School on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. CDT (11:00 a.m. EDT, 8 a.m. PDT), where the company is expected to discuss educational initiatives and perhaps unveil new hardware.

Apple issues seventh macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 beta for testing

Monday March 26, 2018

Exactly one week after issuing its last macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 beta to developers, Apple on Monday released a seventh version of the evaluation software for testing.

Apple and education: Four decades of highs and lows

Monday March 26, 2018

A continuing theme throughout Apple's history, from early years of Steve Jobs to today, has been education. AppleInsider examines the efforts -- some successful, some not -- to appeal directly to the education market.

CarPlay marquee feature of new Honda Insight & Lexus UX luxury models

Monday March 26, 2018

Honda and Lexus today formally revealed new CarPlay-ready vehicles for the New York International Auto Show, including the former's 2019 Insight hybrid sedan and a completely new Lexus line, the UX compact crossover.

Get more money for your used Apple device by locking in a $20 cash bonus now that the 2018 iPad has landed

Monday March 26, 2018

With this week's unveiling of a new 9.7-inch iPad that offers Apple Pencil support, now is the time to sell your old device and secure a cash bonus before values drop. BuyBackWorld is offering readers an additional $20 on all trades valued at $200 or more with our exclusive coupon code, along with a 30-day price lock.

FTC confirms Facebook probe over Cambridge Analytica user data fiasco

Monday March 26, 2018

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is actively investigating Facebook's privacy practices in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica revelations, confirming in a statement the existence of a probe into the social network's activities after settling an earlier investigation with a consent decree in 2011.

iPhone X follow-up will start at $899 with 'plus' version hitting $999 says analyst

Monday March 26, 2018

Apple could choose to make this year's 5.8-inch iPhone X successor $100 cheaper at $899, reserving the old pricetag for a new 6.5-inch device, according to one analyst.

Tip: Record your iPad's screen on your Mac with QuickTime Player

Monday March 26, 2018

While iOS 11 introduced a built-in screen recorder that allows users to quickly capture video of their iPhone or iPad's display, it is worth remembering that it is also possible to make a similar recording by connecting it to a Mac. AppleInsider explains the process of screen capturing an iOS device through macOS' QuickTime Player.

Craig Federighi argues against renewed push for law enforcement backdoor to iPhone

Monday March 26, 2018

Apple's senior VP of software engineering maintained the company's hard line on encryption in response to a story saying the FBI and U.S. Department of Justice are renewing their pursuit of backdoors for searches by law enforcement.

Apple's video efforts slated to air in March 2019

Monday March 26, 2018

Apple's push into producing original video content may come to fruition next year, according to a group of entertainment executives familiar with content and release plans, with new programming created via Apple's heavy investment potentially viewable by customers as soon as March 2019.

Rumor: Apple preps new gold iPhone X color, refreshed 9.7-inch iPad arriving in Q3 [u]

Monday March 26, 2018

Fresh rumors suggest Apple is readying production of a new iPhone X color option to boost sales of the flagship smartphone, while an anticipated revamp of the company's low-tier 9.7-inch iPad is said to arrive in the third quarter.

If you don't want to delete your Facebook account, here's how to cut back

Sunday March 25, 2018

Facebook tests the limits of people's tolerance for use of private information, as well as over regular changing of privacy settings for their users with little or no notice. Obviously, you can delete your Facebook account, but what if you're not ready to purge everything?

Video: How to connect your HomePod to your Apple TV or Mac

Sunday March 25, 2018

If you own Apple's HomePod and are looking for ways to get more out of the smart speaker, besides using its built-in service integrations, consider using it with other Apple devices. AppleInsider shows how to use the HomePod to play audio from a Mac and from an Apple TV.

Roundup: The best Qi wireless chargers for Apple's iPhone X and iPhone 8

Sunday March 25, 2018

With Apple's iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X all supporting wireless charging at up to 7.5 watts, we're rounding up a list of the best Qi wireless chargers that you can buy right now, freeing up cables and offering fast charging with ease.

Creator of Mac startup & iPhone camera sounds talks Apple sound history

Saturday March 24, 2018

In a newly-published interview, former Apple sound designer Jim Reekes discusses the history of the sound cues he created for the company's devices, such as the famous Mac "beep" and startup chords, and the camera shutter used on devices like the iPhone.

Editorial: Bloomberg spins Apple's Event as a desperate, blind stab for cheap iPads in education

Saturday March 24, 2018

Bloomberg's latest scoop uses Apple's upcoming education event as an opportunity to advance the idea that Google's Chromebooks (and Android tablets!) are taking over new markets while iPads stare into the inky black void of doom. That's wrong, here's why.

Apple ad shows you how to buy a friend's pocket square with Apple Pay Cash

Saturday March 24, 2018

Apple continued its iPhone X advertising thrust on Saturday with a short ad highlighting the ease at which users can send money to friends with Apple Pay Cash.