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2018

Flitter is a beautiful Twitter client for iPhone that needs a few more features

Friday May 11, 2018

Flitter is a new minimalist Twitter client for iPhone that offers an alternative to Twitter's standalone app, but does it bring enough to the table to unseat leading third-party titles Twitterrific and Tweetbot

Class action certification denied in iPhone 6, 6 Plus "touch disease" case, aftermarket parts seized

Friday May 11, 2018

The "right to repair" movement was dealt a blow on Tuesday when a federal court judge declined to certify a class in a lawsuit against Apple regarding its handling of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus "touch disease" problems. That same day, a prominent activist and repair professional who helped identify the issue, and subsequently testified in the class action, saw a batch of aftermarket iPhone screens seized.

Apple Music pulled R. Kelly from curated playlists weeks ago amid abuse allegations, report says

Friday May 11, 2018

After revelations that music streaming leader Spotify ceased active promotion of R. Kelly songs and playlists as the singer faces assault and sexual misconduct allegations, a report on Friday claims Apple applied similar policies to its Apple Music service weeks ago.

Video: Changes to the MacBook Pro we want Apple to make

Friday May 11, 2018

With WWDC 2018 just around the corner, rumors of a MacBook Pro refresh have started to swirl. It's only been about 18 months since Apple redesigned its professional laptop lineup, so a major overhaul is not expected, but we're definitely looking for several spec upgrades, hoping for a few hardware changes, and even dreaming of some new features.

Apple to stream Carpool Karaoke reruns for free in TV app

Friday May 11, 2018

Apple on Friday announced plans to make the first season of "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" available for free through the TV app for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV, allowing all comers access to the Apple Music exclusive for the first time.

Apple's Mac mini now inexcusably getting trounced by cheap Intel hardware

Friday May 11, 2018

Apple's Mac mini is a great small form factor macOS computer, but it is being completely blown away by Intel's NUC, which is bad for Apple, and bad for us, the consumer. AppleInsider delves into the hardware.

'General Magic' tells story of Apple vets who created a smartphone, 15 years too early

Friday May 11, 2018

Andy Hertzfeld, Joanna Hoffman, Bill Atkinson and Tony Fadell are among the once-and-future Apple luminaries who were part of General Magic, the subject of a compelling new documentary.

If iPhone sales sag, 'Apple as a Service' might be future of company, says Gene Munster

Friday May 11, 2018

The way investors should treat Apple stock has changed, analyst Gene Munster insists, suggesting the company is now entering a "new paradigm" where Apple needs to be looked at more as a service provider than as the producer of iPhones and other hardware.

Apple 'iPhone SE 2' glass pops up on social media, but questions abound

Friday May 11, 2018

A pair of photos posted to social media claim to show glass panels for Apple's expected "iPhone SE 2," and if real, would hint at a significant redesign.

Apple Watch saves another life, this time in Hong Kong

Friday May 11, 2018

In the latest in a series of recent stories involving the Apple Watch literally saving the lives of users, a 76-year-old man in Hong Kong says the Watch led to the diagnosis of a serious heart condition.

'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.