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2018

AOC debuts MacBook-compatible 15.6-inch USB-C monitor

Monday May 21, 2018

Display maker AOC is rolling out a new 15.6-inch portable USB-C monitor, allowing MacBook and MacBook Pro owners to provide power and the video signal to the display through a single cable.

UK iPhone privacy lawsuit seeks up to $4.29B from Google

Monday May 21, 2018

A U.K. lawsuit against Google for bypassing iPhone Web tracking safeguards now includes 4.4 million people listed as plaintiffs, and is aiming for up to 3.2 billion pounds ($4.29 billion) in damages.

CallKit iPhone apps pulled from Chinese App Store amid new government crackdown

Monday May 21, 2018

Apple is starting to remove apps from the App Store in China that integrate with CallKit, in response to moves by the country's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology to enforce cybersecurity regulations.

Surveillance app stored teens' Apple IDs on unprotected servers

Sunday May 20, 2018

An app meant to let parents monitor the phone activity of teenagers was saving the latter's Apple ID passwords in unprotected plaintext form, a report revealed on Sunday.

Review: Logi Circle 2 is the best HomeKit camera, but Apple's support is lacking

Sunday May 20, 2018

We've spent a few months with Logitech's flagship smart home security camera that gained support for HomeKit just last fall. After extensive usage, we have the verdict on one of the most popular HomeKit cams yet.

Video: iPhone X vs Galaxy S9+ AR Gaming -- ARKit vs ARCore

Saturday May 19, 2018

Apple's ARKit made a public debut at WWDC 2017 and was later released with iOS 11, enabling any iOS device with an A9 or newer processor to run augmented reality games and apps. Like clockwork, Google introduced a competing product in ARCore for devices running Android. We take a closer at the respective AR platforms in this video.

App Roundup: Fortnite for iOS, Tweetbot 3 for macOS, WhatsApp, eBay, more!

Saturday May 19, 2018

New apps and updates to existing software appear in the App Store and other digital marketplaces all the time, and sometimes there's simply too many to track. AppleInsider has collected together some of the main macOS and iOS software updates and new additions that have arrived in the last week.

Apple and Samsung rest cases patent damages trial, jury to decide on Monday

Saturday May 19, 2018

Lawyers in the -- maybe -- final Apple v. Samsung trial presented their respective closing arguments on Friday, with Apple fighting to persuade jurors that Samsung's infringement of two utility and three design patents is worth more than $1 billion. Samsung argues it should pay $28 million, at most.

This week on AI: Apple v. Samsung returns, six-month iPhone X review, Irish tax bill payouts & more

Saturday May 19, 2018

Apple's legal battles with Samsung and the European Union roared back to life this week. The company also hit a new milestone with Apple Music, and we took a second look at the iPhone X -- a gamble on the future of smartphones.

Apple restarts Barclays, PayPal Credit financing options in the UK

Friday May 18, 2018

Apple this week reinstated product financing alternatives, as well as an informational webpage detailing such purchases, for UK customers shopping on the company's online storefront after the options were made temporarily unavailable.

Lowest prices anywhere: 13" MacBook Pros on sale from $1,099; 15" models as low as $1,699; $450 off Apple's 2017 27" iMac 5K

Friday May 18, 2018

Apple authorized resellers are slashing prices this weekend on popular 2017 MacBook Pros and iMacs. Save up to $450 on current models and up to $1,200 on closeout configs with instant and coupon discounts, along with 0% financing OAC and no sales tax collected in most states.

Review: Philips Hue Wellner lamp with Apple HomeKit

Friday May 18, 2018

If you're into its style, the Philips Hue Wellner lamp can be a decent way to way to expand an existing Hue setup, but it's not much good to people who haven't invested -- or plan to invest -- in the ecosystem.

Commemorate the Royal Wedding with this $4,000 gold iPhone X

Friday May 18, 2018

Goldgenie is marking this weekend's wedding of the UK's Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle by selling a limited-edition iPhone X, one that is encased in 24-karat gold with a commemorative engraving of the couple, priced at just under $4,000.

Developers Union urges Apple to allow free app trials, make it easier to earn a living

Friday May 18, 2018

On Friday a fledgling group calling itself the Developers Union published an open letter to Apple, calling on the company to both expand free app trials and provide developers a livable revenue cut from the App Store.

Tidal looking into possible data breach as it denies inflating Beyonce & Kanye West streams

Friday May 18, 2018

Troubled music service Tidal is hiring a third-party security firm to investigate a possible data breach, amid accusations it inflated streaming figures for albums by Beyonce and Kanye West.

Video: the iPhone X reviewed, six months later

Friday May 18, 2018

From its release right up until this month's earnings announcement, analysts have said Apple will discontinue the iPhone X this year due to low sales. While the iPhone X itself might be replaced by new models and not continue for a second year, like the iPhone 7, there is no denying what Apple's premium smartphone has brought to the table.

Apple makes first payment of $15.3B disputed Irish tax bill to escrow account

Friday May 18, 2018

Apple has started to pay off its $15.3 billion tax bill to Ireland, the country's Finance Minister has confirmed, transferring the first $1.76 billion payment to an escrow account.

This high-tech Dubai apartment building draws inspiration from Apple's iPod & iPad

Friday May 18, 2018

A technologically advanced apartment complex in Dubai, opening later this year, was inspired by the design of Apple's iPod, according to its architect.

How to delete the 'mshelper' malware from macOS

Friday May 18, 2018

If your Mac is running hot and is consuming its battery at a higher rate than expected in recent days, you may be affected by 'mshelper.' AppleInsider explains how to check for the resource-consuming malware, and how to stop it from slowing down macOS.

AppleInsider Podcast talks with artist Author&Punisher, plus Eventide and Teenage Engineering at Moogfest 2018

Friday May 18, 2018

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor goes to Moogfest 2018 and meets one of the artists performing there, Author&Punisher. Also, we talk with effects processor maker Eventide and synthesizer maker Teenage Engineering about their products and how they're taking advantage of iOS.