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2018

Apple disputes claims of iOS 'vulnerability' to brute force passcode hack

Saturday June 23, 2018

Apple on Saturday responded to claims that a security researcher discovered a simple to execute bypass to iOS passcode protections, saying the supposed vulnerability is in fact the result of erroneous testing.

A year with MacBook Pro: reviewing Apple's 2017 pro laptop models

Saturday June 23, 2018

Apple was rumored to refresh its MacBook line at WWDC 2018, but with the event come and gone with nary an announcement to be heard, we know we have to wait a bit longer for new hardware. With that in mind, let's take a closer look at how our 2017 MacBook Pros have fared over the past 12 months.

App Roundup: GarageBand, Anchor, Hopster Coding Safari, Microsoft News, more!

Saturday June 23, 2018

New apps and updates to existing software releases arrive in the App Store and other digital storefronts every day, with the sheer number of them too large to monitor. AppleInsider has compiled a list of some of the iOS and macOS updates and launches from the last seven days that may be worth your attention.

This week on AI: Previews of Apple's iOS 12 & tvOS 12, 2018 iPhone rumors & more

Saturday June 23, 2018

The most popular stories this week revolved around this fall's iOS 12 and tvOS 12 -- and as you might expect, Apple's upcoming iPhones.

Simple hack bypasses iOS passcode entry limit, opens door to brute force hacks

Friday June 22, 2018

A security researcher recently discovered a flaw in Apple's iOS that allows anyone with a Lightning cable the ability to bypass an iPhone or iPad's passcode attempt limit, opening the door to brute force attacks.

Apple Business Chat makes European debut at Cannes Lions festival

Friday June 22, 2018

Apple Business Chat, the company's business-focused messaging feature, made an appearance this week as the backbone of a concierge service providing information and guidance to Cannes Lions festival attendees.

Apple launches keyboard service program for 'small percentage' of MacBook, MacBook Pro owners

Friday June 22, 2018

Apple on Friday launched a service program for a "small percentage" of MacBook and MacBook Pro models exhibiting keyboard failures, the company's first official action to reconcile complaints concerning alleged flaws in its butterfly keyboard design.

How to pick which wireless speaker is best for you

Friday June 22, 2018

As with any other gadget, the term "wireless speaker" is loaded with sometimes confusing categories. AppleInsider breaks them down and talks about how to pick what features you need, and which speaker you may want.

Review: Netgear's Cable Orbi Kit delivers fast whole-home Wi-Fi

Friday June 22, 2018

The Netgear Cable Orbi is a quality -- if pricey -- all-in-one package, potentially ideal for people looking to escape modem rentals and leap into mesh Wi-Fi at the same time.

'Fallout Shelter' studio sues 'Westworld' publishers for cloning iPhone game

Friday June 22, 2018

Bethesda Softworks has filed a lawsuit against Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Behavior Interactive for copyright infringement, alleging the recently-released 'Westworld' iOS game copies gameplay elements from 'Fallout Shelter,' and potentially some of the game's code.

Supreme Court rules police always need warrant for cell tower location data

Friday June 22, 2018

In a critical decision for iPhone owners, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that police must obtain a warrant if they want to look at location data gleaned from cell towers.

No Lightning or USB-C in a future iPhone is a very bad idea

Friday June 22, 2018

Buried in a report about the AirPower was a tidbit suggesting that Apple considered removing the Lightning port in its entirety in the iPhone X. That is an amazingly bad idea right now for many reasons.

How to manage Safari notifications in macOS High Sierra and Mojave

Friday June 22, 2018

Sometimes the number of Safari notifications from websites advising of new updates can be overwhelming, especially if permission is granted to too many sites. AppleInsider explains how to adjust which website notifications will be displayed to you in macOS, and how to change your preferences in the future.

Apple's next-gen 'A13' iPhone and iPad chipset will remain 7nm

Friday June 22, 2018

Apple is likely to stick with 7-nanometer chip designs for 2019 iPhone and iPad processors, a report revealed on Friday.

Nanoleaf Remote is a HomeKit remote control that gets people talking

Friday June 22, 2018

Nanoleaf Remote is a twelve-sided controller that lights up and vibrates as you control your HomeKit accessories, like adjusting the lightscape on your Aurora LED panels or locking your doors. AppleInsider has had it for a while -- is it worth adding to your HomeKit suite of accessories?

Canadian sues Apple over Apple Watch scratches that he made [u]

Friday June 22, 2018

A Canadian man has filed suit in small claims court, alleging the scratch on his Apple Watch proves that Apple's claim that the device is "brilliantly scratch-resistant" is false.

Podcast interviews Wes Borland of Limp Bizkit, discusses bringing AirPlay 2 to Airport Express, Apple Pay at concerts

Friday June 22, 2018

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and Neil Hughes discuss Apple Pay at concerts, AirPlay 2 on Airport Express, and where on earth is AirPower. Victor is joined by Wes Borland, guitarist for Limp Bizkit, who talks about music, his studio, and where he stands on Apple upgrades.

Apple seeks to invalidate Qualcomm patents amid global legal battle

Thursday June 21, 2018

Apple waded into familiar ground as its legal struggle with Qualcomm advances, and on Thursday filed petitions with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to cancel four patents owned by the iPhone modem supplier.

Hands On: LIFX's Beam wall lighting with Apple HomeKit

Thursday June 21, 2018

The Beam is one of the more unusual smarthome accessories on the market, as much a centerpiece decoration as it is practical lighting.

Apple dropped a new GarageBand 10.3 update that makes Artist Lessons free for all users

Thursday June 21, 2018

Apple just released GarageBand 10.3, a major new Mac update that's not only free to download but also makes Artist Lessons-- formerly $4.99 each--free downloads for all users in over 120 countries.