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2018

Apple iOS 12, macOS Mojave Books app redesign biggest ever, with enhanced discovery

Tuesday June 12, 2018

Apple shines a spotlight on the new and redesigned Books app for iOS 12 and macOS 10.14 Mojave.

HomeKit support for third-party remote controls coming in iOS 12 and tvOS 12

Tuesday June 12, 2018

HomeKit didn't get any huge mentions during WWDC last week, but it did pick up one major new feature: support for remote controls that aren't Apple's Siri Remote.

How to set up your home network for many Apple TVs, Macs, iPhones, and iPads

Tuesday June 12, 2018

Maybe you can get away with a single Wi-Fi basestation, if you have modest needs, but with the arrival of 4K media streaming, home network bandwidth demands are growing quickly. AppleInsider shares a few tips on how to build out your network, and points out some problems to avoid along the way.

Apple continues to dominate best-selling smartphones rankings despite recent S9 launch

Tuesday June 12, 2018

Continuing market research finds that iPhones continue to pack a list of the top-10 smartphones sold globally, even eight months after the release of the iPhone X.

Apple's 2019 iPhone lineup may mark the end of the Lightning connector

Tuesday June 12, 2018

Apple could replace the Lightning port in its 2019 iPhone and iPad releases, a supply chain report claims, suggesting Apple is likely to give up on using its proprietary connection in its flagship products.

Nomad's upgraded Battery Cable simplifies on-the-go iPhone charging

Tuesday June 12, 2018

Nomad's popular Battery Cable, which integrates a battery pack into a Lightning-enabled charging cable, has received a significant upgrade, with the second-generation version enhanced by a more robust exterior, higher capacity battery and other changes.

Hands on with the new ARKit Measure app in iOS 12

Monday June 11, 2018

Measure is a simple ARKit application allowing you to measure objects in the real world using the camera on your iOS device.

Apple's watchOS 5 beta returns following buggy initial release

Monday June 11, 2018

Apple has issued a revised beta of watchOS 5 to registered developers, addressing glitches that forced the company to pull the initial June 6 seed.

Apple ships second developer betas for iOS 11.4.1, macOS 10.13.6, and tvOS 11.4.1

Monday June 11, 2018

Apple has shipped the second developer betas of iOS 11.4.1, tvOS 11.4.1, and macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 for testing, with the new batch arriving roughly two weeks after the first betas were released, and following after betas for future milestone releases were provided to developers at WWDC 2018

Father's Day Deals: 2018 iPad for $299; lowest prices anywhere on 13" MacBook Pros; up to $1,300 off 15" models

Monday June 11, 2018

Father's Day weekend deals are in effect now with $299 2018 iPads returning for a limited time. Shoppers can also snap up Apple's current 13" MacBook Pro at up to $230 off with prices starting at $1,099. Time is running out to save up to $1,300 on closeout 15" MacBook Pros, while current models are up to $400 off as well. All with no tax collected in most states.

What you need to know about Apple's and Qualcomm legal fight over cell phone modems

Monday June 11, 2018

The legal battle between Apple and one of its cellular modem suppliers, Qualcomm, is set to really get going soon by way of three critical hearings in the U.S., Germany, and China. Here's what you need to know about the case, and how it could potentially impact Apple -- and you.

Apple versus Samsung smartphone patent trial not over, $533M jury ruling contested

Monday June 11, 2018

The first round of smartphone design patent litigation between the tech giants isn't over yet -- Samsung has moved to toss the most recent verdict.

Apple bans cryptocurrency mining on the iPhone and iPad

Monday June 11, 2018

New developer guidelines released during WWDC set new rules for cryptocurrency apps distributed through both the iOS and Mac App Stores.

Apple closing Beijing & London stores for renovations, second Macau shop nears opening

Monday June 11, 2018

Two of Apple's most prominent stores will temporarily shut down later in July for makeovers, to bring them up to date with the company's 2018 retail aesthetics.

Bethesda's new 'Elder Scrolls: Blades' arrives on iOS this fall

Monday June 11, 2018

Game developer Bethesda, during their packed E3 keynote this week, announced that the next installment of the massive Elder Scrolls franchise will be coming to mobile platforms including iOS later this fall.

Review: HomeKit compatible First Alert Onelink Safe & Sound smoke detector more than it appears

Sunday June 10, 2018

By acting as a pair of safety sensors, a speaker, a HomeKit device, an Alexa smart assistant, and soon an AirPlay 2 speaker, First Alert's Onelink Safe & Sound wants to be a welcome addition to any home. AppleInsider checks it out.

Testing the speed of iOS 11 versus iOS 12 on the iPhone 6 and iPad Mini 2

Sunday June 10, 2018

Apple made some big speed improvement claims regarding iOS 12 on older devices, like as some apps launching twice as fast, and CPU ramp-speed increasing across not just older devices, but also newer ones as well. AppleInsider puts the claims to the test.

Paul Manafort's iPod, ex-Apple employee's $243K embezzlement, and other news from the Apple crime blotter

Sunday June 10, 2018

AppleInsider rounds up iPhone theft stories from Italy to the Philippines, the Apple Store habits of grifter Anna Delvey, and more from the world of Apple-related crime.

How to use the new Stacks feature in macOS Mojave

Saturday June 09, 2018

Apple is set to introduce a slew of new features to Mac when its next-generation macOS Mojave operating system sees release later this year. One of our favorite user interface tweaks is Stacks, a brand new way to organize files on your desktop.

90+ new changes & features in macOS Mojave

Saturday June 09, 2018

Apple's forthcoming update to the Mac is full of new features to explore. We've taken a deep dive on macOS Mojave, the successor to macOS High Sierra, to find over 90 changes and new features for users.