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2018

Hands on: If you ever wanted a giant leather mousepad, Nomad's got just the thing

Thursday August 02, 2018

This oversized mousepad and working surface from Nomad is crafted from genuine Horween leather to complement any workspace -- and AppleInsider has one.

South Korea moving to tax Apple, Amazon, Google & other tech companies

Thursday August 02, 2018

Amidst cries of "reverse discrimination" from South Korean politicians, the government of the country is planning to collect taxes from Apple, Google, Amazon and other global tech giants for the first time.

Newton launched August 2, 1993 setting the stage for what would become the iPad and iPhone

Thursday August 02, 2018

Apple's Newton handheld computer was both the company's biggest failure and its greatest peek into the future. AppleInsider reminisces about what it was, what it meant, and where it went wrong.

Apple working to cut down iMessage spam in China

Thursday August 02, 2018

Chinese carriers are working with Apple to come up with ways to reduce spam in iMessage, state media claims, with Apple allegedly working on developing "advanced technology" to cut down on the unwanted messages and identify accounts sending the messages.

Final day: Apple's 2018 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar for $1,699 ($100 off) with no tax in most states

Thursday August 02, 2018

Ringing in as the lowest price ever, Apple's Mid 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is $100 off in your choice of Silver or Space Gray. Now $1,699 with no tax collected in most states, this exclusive price is the lowest we've seen on the brand-new, quad-core model.

T-Mobile says Apple Watch drove subscriber growth in Q2

Wednesday August 01, 2018

T-Mobile CEO John Legere name dropped Apple Watch during the company's quarterly earnings call on Wednesday, crediting the wearable with helping fuel customer growth during the June quarter.

Apple ordered to pay WiLAN $145M for infringing two patents

Wednesday August 01, 2018

After a decade of unsuccessful lawsuits against Apple, non-practicing entity WiLAN was handed a rare win on Wednesday when a federal jury ordered the tech giant to pay $141.1 million for infringement of two owned properties.

Apple warns tariffs, protectionism could impact fiscal performance

Wednesday August 01, 2018

Apple in a regulatory filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday warned political uncertainty surrounding a brewing trade war with China could negatively affect the company's bottom line.

Next-gen iPad Pro design seemingly confirmed by iOS 12 beta icon

Wednesday August 01, 2018

A deep dive into Apple's iOS 12 beta 5 reveals a graphical user interface element that appears to show an unreleased iPad model without a traditional home button or top and bottom screen bezels, a design in line with rumors detailing this year's iPad Pro hardware refresh.

Apple to end App Store Affiliate Program in October

Wednesday August 01, 2018

Apple on Wednesday announced a major change to its iTunes Affiliate Program that will see commissions for iOS and Mac apps and in-app content removed from the initiative starting in October.

Lisa Brennan-Jobs shares memories of her father in memoir

Wednesday August 01, 2018

In "Small Fry," set for publication in September, the eldest daughter of Steve Jobs tells stories about the late Apple cofounder, and her life.

Samsung's Galaxy Tab S4 focuses on productivity to take on iPad Pro

Wednesday August 01, 2018

Samsung on Wednesday announced its latest tablet, the Galaxy Tab S4, and this time around the company is pushing the tablet's productivity and multitasking prowess in an attempt to woo customers before Apple's expected iPad Pro revamp sees release.

Apple's R&D spend continues to climb, but isn't directly correlated to anything

Wednesday August 01, 2018

The company just increased its research and development budget for about the 15th consecutive year but it's not a direct sign that there are new product categories coming soon.

Hands on: New video editing abilities make ScreenFlow 8 a Mac professional's must-have tool

Wednesday August 01, 2018

ScreenFlow 8 used to be an exceptional tool for recording your Mac's screen and it still is -- but the new update has it knocking at the door of apps like Final Cut Pro for video production. AppleInsider sees if it adds with one hand and takes away with the other.

Apple Watch keeps spotting cardiac issues and saving lives, this time in Australia

Wednesday August 01, 2018

In another case of the Apple Watch detecting a medical condition, an Australian man says the Watch alerted him to his elevated heart rate, leading to fast enough intervention to save his life.

Hands on: Lenovo's Google-enabled, iPhone-connected 8-inch Smart Display

Wednesday August 01, 2018

Once controlled exclusively by Amazon, competition is beginning to accelerate in the smart speaker space. The latest shot across the bow is the first one with Google's Android Things, the Lenovo Smart Display.

Cupertino council pushes vote on employee tax for Apple, other firms until 2020

Wednesday August 01, 2018

The Cupertino City Council has temporarily shelved a vote on proposals that would tax Apple and other local companies with 100 or more employees, with the council deciding to postpone discussions on the proposal until 2020.

How to exploit Apple Mail's patchy but powerful rules to control your email

Wednesday August 01, 2018

Apart from one flaw that Apple keeps not fixing, the standard Mail app on your Mac has superb ways to help you manage your messages. AppleInsider works around the flaw and examines the power of automating your inbox.

Comparing the base model 2018 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar versus Apple's base 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro

Wednesday August 01, 2018

Choosing between the new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models is harder than it's ever been before, now that the 13-inch Touch Bar version packs a powerful quad-core processor. AppleInsider highlights all of the differences and runs a set of performance benchmarks to help you decide which one is right for you.

While Wall Street quacked about killing iPhone X, Apple quietly bought back $43.5B in its own stock

Wednesday August 01, 2018

Following a $23.5 billion buyback in the March quarter, Apple discreetly bought up another $20 billion of its own shares off the open market in the June quarter, taking advantage of the continued, vapidly ignorant noise generated by analysts and financial news sites who bizarrely wondered aloud for months when and how Apple might "kill" the most advanced, commercially successful smartphone it has ever produced.