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2018

One month later: iPhone XS versus the iPhone XS Max

Tuesday October 16, 2018

When upgrading to Apple's new iPhone XS, you have to choose between the 5.8-inch XS or the 6.5-inch XS Max. After spending a month with both phones, there's a few real-world differences between the two models that may be worth knowing about before reaching a decision.

Amazon introduces waterproof Kindle Paperwhite with better display, audiobook support

Tuesday October 16, 2018

One of Amazon's dedicated e-readers, the Kindle Paperwhite, received a major upgrade on Tuesday, gaining features like waterproofing, an enhanced display, and audiobook support.

Apple may not have bought music analytics firm Asaii, might be 'acquihire'

Tuesday October 16, 2018

Music analytics startup Asaii was not acquired by Apple, a report claims, with the iPhone producer said to have performed an "acquihire" for the three founders rather than buying the entire company's assets as previously reported.

Qualcomm & FTC ask for more time to reach settlement in Apple-connected antitrust case

Tuesday October 16, 2018

Qualcomm and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission have asked a federal judge to postpone a preliminary ruling in the latter's antitrust case, as the two sides are hoping to pursue a settlement.

Siri could recognize user's voice patterns for identification in future iPhone or iPad

Tuesday October 16, 2018

Apple is continuing to come up with ways to secure its devices while still making it as easy as possible to use, with one concept involving unlocking an iPhone or iPad and performing a Siri request, but only if the voice it hears matches that of its owner.

Apple 'fixes' bagel emoji to look tastier in upcoming iOS 12.1 update

Tuesday October 16, 2018

Apparently bowing to an undercurrent of criticism, the latest beta of iOS 12.1 now features an updated bagel emoji intended to look more appealing.

Apple apologizes to Chinese users after iCloud phishing spree

Tuesday October 16, 2018

Apple is "deeply apologetic" that some users in China had been pilfered by assailants -- but at the same time noted that the attacks would have been prevented had the victims been using security measures that Apple enables to protect accounts from such thefts.

Apple supply chain wary of reduced iPhone orders for Q4

Tuesday October 16, 2018

Parts of the supply chain are tempering their expectations on iPhone sales for the remainder of 2018, a report claims, with weak sales said to be feared by suppliers based in Taiwan, despite the impending launch of the iPhone XR.

Flash deals: 2018 iPads from $285; up to $130 off 2017 iPads w/ cellular; $150 off upgraded Mac mini

Tuesday October 16, 2018

For one day only, Woot is knocking up to $130 off 2017 iPads (Wi-Fi + Cellular) or up to $54 off 2018 models (Wi-Fi Only) with Apple Pencil support. The Amazon company also has an upgraded Mac mini on sale for $549.99 ($150 off) while supplies last.

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65

Monday October 15, 2018

Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, entrepreneur and philanthropist, died on Monday after a long bout with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. He was 65.

Schiller says Apple & Adobe working on 'really amazing technology' for iPad Pro

Monday October 15, 2018

Apple marketing head Phil Schiller made an unannounced appearance at Adobe's MAX conference on Monday, bragging about the upcoming Photoshop CC for iPad, as well as the companies' ongoing collaboration -- particularly as it involves the iPad Pro.

Nike updates Run Club app for bigger displays on Apple Watch Series 4

Monday October 15, 2018

Nike has at last updated the Nike+ Run Club app for the Apple Watch to use the screen space on Series 4 devices, coping with a complaint some owners had, particularly following the recent launch of the Nike+ Series 4.

Hands on with AirPlay 2 on the Libratone Zipp and Zipp Mini

Monday October 15, 2018

Libratone Zipp and Zipp Mini now support Apple's AirPlay 2, bringing new features and improved features to the powerful portable speakers. AppleInsider walks you through how to update, and how performance has changed with the latest update.

Jony Ive says Apple has 'energy and vitality' and he is nowhere close to done

Monday October 15, 2018

Apple's chief design officer, Jony Ive, addressed a handful of topics during Wired Magazine's 25th-anniversary event on Monday, including his long-term prospects with the company.

Tip: How to recover deleted files from iCloud on your Mac or iOS device

Monday October 15, 2018

Many of our files are now hosted from inside of iCloud and you may not even know it. Not only does it this make them available on all your devices, but files can actually be recovered should they ever be deleted -- at least most of the time.

iPhone XR will propel not just holiday iPhone sales, but drive early 2019 to new heights

Monday October 15, 2018

A new research note penned by Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that demand for Apple's iPhone XR will be better than expected, with Apple cranking out about 38 million of them in time for holiday sales.

Apple issues fourth developer betas for iOS 12.1, tvOS 12.1, watchOS 5.1

Monday October 15, 2018

A new batch of operating system betas have been issued by Apple, with participants in the company's developer beta testing program now able to shake down the fourth beta builds of iOS 12.1, tvOS 12.1, and watchOS 5.1.

Amazon has upgraded 2017 13" MacBook Pros on sale for $1,399, Touch Bars for $1,499

Monday October 15, 2018

Following on the heels of other Apple authorized resellers, Amazon has limited inventory of Apple's Mid 2017 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar available for $1,499. Non-Touch Bar models with additional storage are also on sale for $1,399 with no interest financing for 12 months.

Users spending hours on their smartphone, but they're using them like a PC, not a phone

Monday October 15, 2018

Nearly half of smartphone users report spending more than five hours a day on their phone, with one in four reporting more than seven hours per day. But rather than making calls all day, smartphone users are primally using them as mobile PCs -- browsing the web and playing games.

Apple Watch, iPhone tapped for knee and hip replacement surgery outcome study

Monday October 15, 2018

Apple has partnered with medical equipment manufacturer Zimmer Biomet in a wide-ranging initiative to use the iPhone and Apple Watch to gather data to improve hip and knee replacement surgical outcomes for patients.