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2018

'Secure Data Act' would block US from demanding backdoors in Apple's iPhone

Friday May 11, 2018

A new bill being proposed in U.S. Congress would theoretically ban any attempt at imposing legal backdoors into devices like Apple's iPhone.

Microsoft Windows team wants iMessage on Windows devices

Friday May 11, 2018

Executives say Microsoft is "very willing to work with Apple" on more cross-platform functionality going forward with Windows messaging, but any possible initiative has yet to start.

AppleInsider Podcast discusses Apple's cancelled data center, LG MLCD+ screens in the 2018 iPhone and more

Friday May 11, 2018

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Mike discuss Apple's drone project, Jony Ive and post-Jobs products, and a virtual assistant from Google that that phones people to schedule appointments just like a real assistant.

iPad saves construction firm $1.8 million annually

Friday May 11, 2018

The iPad has become an extremely useful tool for one Texas-based construction firm, with a report revealing the use of Apple's tablet by the workforce has saved the company an estimated $1.8 million per year, as well as helping to reduce the amount of hours spent working on projects.

LTE Apple Watch Series 3 now available in India without monthly wireless fee [u]

Thursday May 10, 2018

Seven months after GPS-only versions of Apple Watch Series 3 went up for sale in India, customers in the country can now buy LTE-capable models of the wearable through two major wireless carriers.

NAS roundup: Best network attached storage options for Mac, iPhone, and iPad users

Thursday May 10, 2018

A Network Attached Storage device can provide shared storage, a Time Machine backup target, and additional useful features for Mac, iPhone, and iPad users on a local area network -- and beyond. Here are the best Apple-friendly NAS units to meet and exceed the now discontinued Time Capsule's features.

Apple's Tim Cook to give 2018 commencement speech for Duke University

Thursday May 10, 2018

Apple CEO Tim Cook, a 1988 graduate of Duke's Fuqua School of Business, will give the commencement speech for university graduates on Sunday.

Video: How to password protect your data using disk images in macOS

Thursday May 10, 2018

Practically everyone has files or a folder that they keep on their Mac that they don't want anyone else to access. Today, AppleInsider walks you through the steps to keep your files secure by turning a folder into an encrypted, password-protected disk image.

Apple invests $10 million in carbon-free aluminum production project

Thursday May 10, 2018

Apple views aluminum from a new more environmentally friendly venture with Alcoa and Rio Tinto as part of its device production in the future.

Net neutrality ends June 11, Senate Democrats force last-minute vote

Thursday May 10, 2018

A "Restoring Internet Freedom" order ending net neutrality, approved in a 3-2 vote in December, will finally take effect on June 11, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Thursday.

'iPhone SE 2' has iPhone X-style screen and notch according to case vendor

Thursday May 10, 2018

An accessory manufacturer has produced a render for the rumored "iPhone SE 2," suggesting that Apple's refresh of the low-cost iPhone will include a notch at the top, similar to the iPhone X.

Apple in conversations with Goldman Sachs to launch Apple Pay branded credit card

Thursday May 10, 2018

Apple and Goldman Sachs appear on the cusp of releasing an new credit card, sporting the Apple Pay brand.

Apple VP Eddy Cue puts Lake Tahoe vacation home on sale for $11.9M

Thursday May 10, 2018

Apple's senior VP of internet software and services, Eddy Cue, has reportedly put his vacation home in Truckee, Calif. on sale for $11.9 million.

US DOJ sides with Apple over App Store antitrust allegations in Supreme Court brief

Thursday May 10, 2018

The Department of Justice on Wednesday filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court supporting Apple's fight against a class action suit alleging that the company violates antitrust laws in regards to how it assesses app store fees, and how it decides what is hosted on the App Store.

Apple considered offering separate views of dual rear iPhone cameras

Thursday May 10, 2018

Apple once contemplated providing access to both sensors on the back of a dual-camera iPhone, allowing users to see the live view at different zoom ranges at the same time on an iPhone's display, and the potential capturing of images from both views simultaneously.

Dialog CEO hints at work on new Apple product lines amid rumors of Apple-designed power chips

Thursday May 10, 2018

The CEO of Dialog Semiconductor continued trying to assuage the concerns of investors this week, suggesting not only that the company has Apple contracts through 2020, but that it could have work on unannounced products beyond the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.

Rumor: 6.1-inch iPhone will use LG display found in G7 ThinQ

Thursday May 10, 2018

Apple's rumored 6.1-inch LCD iPhone, expected this fall, will employ the same sort of "MLCD+" display found on LG's new G7 ThinQ phone, a Korean report suggested on Thursday.

Apple drone project in North Carolina selected for approval by U.S. DOT

Thursday May 10, 2018

The U.S. Transportation Department has confirmed Apple is one of a number of major tech firms taking part in a drone program, an initiative that could help the U.S. government decide how to regulate unmanned aircraft used for commercial purposes.

$1 billion Apple data center project in Athenry, Ireland cancelled

Thursday May 10, 2018

Apple has withdrawn its contentious proposal to build a data center in Athenry, Ireland after years of legal challenges.

Review: Rating RAVPower's wireless iPhone charger lineup

Wednesday May 09, 2018

When the iPhone X and iPhone 8 gained faster 7.5W charging with iOS 11.2, RAVpower was one of three brands to offer compatible high-power solutions. With a slew of third-party accessory makers now marketing compelling options, we examine whether RAVPower's latest chargers deserve a spot on your desk or nightstand.