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2018

How to back up your iPhone or iPad to an external drive to save space on your Mac

Wednesday August 15, 2018

As good as iCloud backups are, you also should back up iPhones and iPads to your Mac -- but that can take a big chunk out of your computer's storage. AppleInsider shows you how to stop clogging up your Mac's drive.

New MacBook Air coming by end of quarter, research firm claims

Wednesday August 15, 2018

Apple is planning to release an updated MacBook Air towards the end of the current quarter, which ends in September, according to one research firm.

Apple launches eighth developer beta of iOS 12 two days after pulling seventh beta [u]

Wednesday August 15, 2018

Apple has shipped its second developer beta for iOS 12 this week, following the withdrawal of Monday's beta release, with developers now able to download its replacement, the eighth beta.

Compared: 2018 i9 MacBook Pro versus iMac 5K performance

Wednesday August 15, 2018

Apple's latest 15-inch MacBook Pro models with Intel Core i9 processors pack some serious power, more than enough to serve as a consumer desktop replacement. Can they also stand in for Apple's top-of-the-line iMac or iMac Pro? Find out in our head-to-head comparison.

Nvidia's Turing GPU architecture includes ray-tracing cores, 8K video playback support

Wednesday August 15, 2018

Nvidia has revealed its new Turing architecture for use in GPUs, one which boasts dedicated cores for use in ray tracing, and while consumer cards are yet to be announced, Quadro RTX Turing GPUs are already being touted for their ability to support real-time 8K video playback.

If you want a gold-plated 2018 iPhone, you can preorder one now for $113,000

Wednesday August 15, 2018

The British company that offers gold-plated versions of iPhones and other high-end products is listing an 18-karat gold version of what it calls the iPhone XS -- for over 100 times the price of a regular iPhone X.

Hands on: Scrivener 3.03 is the best tool for writing books

Wednesday August 15, 2018

Scrivener isn't necessarily the best for making books or e-books, but now it doesn't have to be since it's added Vellum support. AppleInsider checks it out.

Apple's revolutionary iMac is 20 years old, and still going strong

Wednesday August 15, 2018

The iMac is the machine that famously saved Apple back in 1998 -- but it didn't stop there. Rarely standing still, it has kept at the forefront of Apple design, yet today's iMac has the same design goals it always has. AppleInsider looks back at the beginning of the line, all the way to today.

Kuo: 'Apple Car' likely to launch in 2023 to 2025, fuel $2 trillion company valuation

Tuesday August 14, 2018

Noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes the Cupertino tech giant's autonomous vehicle aspirations -- "Project Titan" -- will be realized in a shipping consumer product as early as 2023, helping push the company toward its next trillion dollar valuation.

Verizon includes Apple TV 4K in residential 5G rollout plans

Tuesday August 14, 2018

Verizon on Tuesday announced it will be including an Apple TV 4K or a YouTube TV subscription with upcoming residential 5G services in an effort to bolster adoption the burgeoning product.

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway increases Apple position by 5 percent

Tuesday August 14, 2018

Financial mogul Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway loaded up on shares of Apple in the second quarter of 2018, increasing the fund's position to nearly 252 million shares at the end of the three-month period.

Of course Apple's AirPods wireless charging case will work with any Qi charger

Tuesday August 14, 2018

We've seen different reports recently claiming to offer new "insightful" information that the upcoming AirPods wireless charging case will work with any Qi charger. Why is this seen as a big surprise?

Review: Nanoleaf's Rhythm Edition Light Panels top HomeKit-enabled wall lights

Tuesday August 14, 2018

With or without the Rhythm module, Nanoleaf's Light Panels are probably the best HomeKit-enabled wall lights on the market, assuming you like their style and can spend enough to do them justice.

Defense bill signed into law, bans government use of ZTE, Huawei technology

Tuesday August 14, 2018

President Trump has signed the $716 billion "John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act" into law, and while the legislation stopped short of a full-on ban on mobile phones from the Chinese manufacturers, it did block government agencies from purchasing devices from ZTE, Huawei, and other Chinese entities.

Apple has big ambitions in expanding vital sign monitoring, continuing hiring spree

Tuesday August 14, 2018

Media lit up on Tuesday afternoon following a speculative report that Apple was starting work on a new chip to facilitate user health data collection. But the project is neither new, nor particularly surprising.

'Foreshadow' Intel processor attack bypasses protections for secure data held on chip

Tuesday August 14, 2018

A new vulnerability called "Foreshadow" affecting Intel processors has been revealed by researchers to bypass the company's built-in security on the chip, an attack which has the potential to acquire sensitive data stored on supposedly secure cordoned-off areas on the processor.

Five tips to get much more out of Apple Notes on iOS and macOS

Tuesday August 14, 2018

Apple's note-taking app went from a toy to an indispensable tool when it was revamped in 2015. Yet three years on, there is still more to discover in it. AppleInsider looks at ways to make a superb app even better.

Hands on: JBL's iPhone-connected Link 20 Bluetooth speaker with Google Assistant

Tuesday August 14, 2018

The JBL Link 20 is one of an early handful of smartspeakers bringing Google Assistant beyond Google Home devices.

Apple's HomePod claims six percent of the smart speaker market, as Google closes gap with Amazon

Tuesday August 14, 2018

New data says that Apple is now the fourth smart speaker manufacturer as measured in sales worldwide with about 700,000 HomePods sold in the quarter, about six months after its launch.

What's new in macOS Mojave beta 7

Tuesday August 14, 2018

Apple continues to polish its upcoming major release for the Mac with Monday's release of macOS Mojave developer beta 7. A few more changes have been found, including one devastating blow to fans looking forward to Group FaceTime.