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2018

What to do when your Lightning cable won't charge your iPhone or iPad

Friday August 10, 2018

It's not a common problem -- but knowing that is no help when it's just happened to you. AppleInsider shows the steps that can save you a trip to an Apple Store.

Qualcomm, Taiwan reach settlement on $773M antitrust fine

Friday August 10, 2018

The chipmaker is facing one less lawsuit now that it has agreed to invest in Taiwan in exchange for the dismissal of a large fine.

Podcast discusses Apple wanting to use the iPhone as a passport, Apple Pay Cash, teacher iPads

Friday August 10, 2018

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and Mike talk about an Apple working on technology so the iPhone can be used as a passport, iPads being issued to teachers for reading literacy, and an Apple Pay Cash advertisement that popped up on Apple's YouTube channel.

Doug Field returns to Apple's 'Project Titan' after stint at Tesla

Friday August 10, 2018

Doug Field, who previously worked as a vice president of Mac hardware engineering at Apple, has returned to the Cupertino tech giant after a nearly five-year stint at Tesla to work on the company's secretive automotive initiative.

Denon and Marantz roll out AirPlay 2 support for select AV receivers

Thursday August 09, 2018

Audio specialists Denon and Marantz began rolling out promised support for Apple's AirPlay 2 on Thursday, providing owners with firmware updates that bring certain AV receivers in compliance with the wireless streaming protocol.

Remote Mac hack relies on MDM bug Apple patched in latest macOS update

Thursday August 09, 2018

Researchers at the Black Hat security conference at Las Vegas intend to demonstrate an exploit in Apple's enterprise tools that lets well-equipped hackers compromise a Mac the first time it connects to Wi-Fi, though the bug has already been patched in the latest macOS High Sierra update.

Apple's iPhone X bests Samsung's new Galaxy Note 9 in benchmark testing

Thursday August 09, 2018

Early benchmark testing of Samsung's just released Galaxy Note 9 shows the flagship phablet is unable to top Apple's iPhone X with A11 Bionic processor despite hitting market nearly 11 months later.

Analyst estimates Apple Pay used by 253M people worldwide, 31 percent of iPhone install base

Thursday August 09, 2018

Analyst Gene Munster sees Apple Pay as an increasingly important part of Apple's services category, which has enjoyed record-breaking growth over the past few quarters, estimating the payment solution now has 253 million users worldwide.

Unicode 12 emoji shortlist includes 55 gender & skin tone combos for couples holding hands

Thursday August 09, 2018

On Thursday the Unicode Consortium -- of which Apple is a part -- announced the 179 candidates that are on the shortlist for emoji in Unicode 12, which should reach iPhones and other mobile devices in the first quarter of 2019.

Hands on: Cappuccino news reader for macOS and iOS is gorgeous but no power tool

Thursday August 09, 2018

Cappuccino for Mac and iOS can catch you up on the day's events and fill you in on certain topics you like. AppleInsider tries pressing it into service.

Apple trade-in guide: Where to get the most money for your used iPhone, iPad or Mac

Thursday August 09, 2018

With iPhone launch season around the corner, we're rounding up where to get the most money for your used device at leading buyback providers, such as Gazelle, BuyBack World and MyPhones Unlimited, with special coupons and exclusive trade-in bonus deals.

The myth of Apple's impossibly difficult (yet super easy) hardware business

Thursday August 09, 2018

Every time Apple has entered a new market segment, the wailing sirens of punditry have scrambled to scream out their logic of how impossible it will be for the company to ever get established, to meaningfully change the rules, and to succeed commercially. And at the same time, those same critics frequently throw out the idea that Apple doesn't even have to try to succeed in hardware, because its audience of raving fans will blindly buy any overpriced, underperforming thing the company releases. In both cases, they're wrong, here's why.

Samsung Galaxy Home will fight smart speakers from Apple, Amazon & Google

Thursday August 09, 2018

In addition to revealing the Galaxy Note9, one of Samsung's other product announcements on Thursday was the Galaxy Home, the company's first smartspeaker.

Siri improved small business name recognition by using local language models

Thursday August 09, 2018

Improvements to the way Siri recognizes names of small businesses and local points of interest are due to the use of language models designed for specific locations, Apple's Machine Learning Journal reveals, helping the virtual assistant understand local names for nearby places.

Samsung debuts iPhone X-challenging Galaxy Note 9 with upgraded S Pen, full-day battery & more

Thursday August 09, 2018

Samsung on Thursday announced its main competition for this fall's iPhones in the form of the Galaxy Note 9, the latest version of the smartphone often credited for popularizing "phablet" sizes.

Comparing the Core i9 and graphical performance of the 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Dell's XPS 15

Thursday August 09, 2018

The 15-inch MacBook Pro's Core i9 processor is fast, but how does it stand up against another notebook packing the same chip? AppleInsider pits the new high-specification MacBook Pro against the Dell XPS 15 to see how Apple's latest release stacks up to the competition.

How to play music using your Mac's keyboard with GarageBand's Musical Typing

Thursday August 09, 2018

Want to add elements to a GarageBand composition by playing a piano, but don't have access to a MIDI keyboard? Save money on buying a new instrument by taking advantage of the built-in Musical Typing feature to turn your Mac's keyboard into an alternative keyboard.

Adobe InDesign & Illustrator upgrades will add direct access to 9,000-plus fonts

Thursday August 09, 2018

Adobe has announced that upcoming upgrades of InDesign CC and Illustator CC will provide overhauled font interfaces, including direct access to over 9,000 fonts through a Creative Cloud subscription.

Apple wants iPhone to be proof of identity and replace passports

Thursday August 09, 2018

Apple has considered the possibility of using the iPhone as a form of identification for the user, with one proposed onboard secure storage system using RFID having the potential to use a smartphone as an alternative to a passport for travelers at ports.

Apple likely headed to court over potential iPhone ban in India

Thursday August 09, 2018

The India government has refused Apple's request to exempt the iPhone from anti-spam laws regarding a mandatory anti-spam app, with the fight possibly ending up in the iPhone getting cut off from the country's cellular networks.