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2018

Apple suggests Chinese iPhone ban would force settlement with Qualcomm

Thursday December 13, 2018

Arguing against a recent Chinese court decision to ban sales of older iPhones for infringing on Qualcomm patents, Apple says the injunction would force a settlement in its worldwide legal battle against the chipmaker.

Tumblr returns to iOS App Store ahead of 'adult' content ban

Thursday December 13, 2018

Photo-centric blogging platform Tumblr returned to the iOS App Store this week after its app was pulled last month following the discovery that the service was hosting child pornography.

Review: SliQ is the latest AirPods Qi wireless charging case

Thursday December 13, 2018

As the world awaits Apple's official Qi wireless charging case for AirPods, it seems like dozens have popped up in its stead. This time around, we are taking a look at the SliQ case by East Brooklyn Labs.

Apple activates Mac App Store analytics in App Store Connect

Thursday December 13, 2018

Developers on Thursday received a powerful new tool to track customer engagement in macOS Mojave, as Apple activated Mac App Store analytics in App Store Connect.

Apple's social media efforts fail again as Apple Music Connect to shut down in 2019

Thursday December 13, 2018

Musicians on Apple Music are receiving notifications saying that, as of Thursday, they can no longer post new content to Connect, the service's blog-style platform for reaching out to fans.

Apple commercials claim three spots in Adweek 'Best Ads of 2018' rankings

Thursday December 13, 2018

Trade publication Adweek has published its annual list of the 25 best ads across all media, handing out three spots to TV commercials for Apple.

Holiday Gift Guide 2018: The best gift ideas for the frequent traveler

Thursday December 13, 2018

Traveling for work or pleasure is one of those activities that tests the mettle of your electronics -- if you have a frequent traveler in your life, here's a starting point for finding genuinely useful devices and accessories.

First look at the site of Apple's $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas

Thursday December 13, 2018

Apple on Thursday revealed plans to build a second, $1 billion campus in Austin, spanning 133 acres and housing 5,000 workers. AppleInsider took a look at the site as it exists today, and gives you a brief primer on the area.

Hands on: Neato's iPhone-controlled Botvac D7 Connected

Thursday December 13, 2018

The Botvac D7 Connected is the top-of-the-line robot vacuum from California's Neato, with nearly all of the features you could theoretically want to see in an autonomous cleaning device for your home. We're just starting our review, but here's an early glimpse.

Watch Apple's iPad Pro chew through Fortnite at 60fps

Thursday December 13, 2018

While Apple's 2018 iPad Pro is a bonafide performance powerhouse in synthetic testing, there has yet to be an app that showcases the tablet's mettle. That recently changed when Epic Games released an update to Fortnite, delivering an option to play the massively popular game at a smooth 60 frames per second.

Qualcomm urging Chinese courts to extend sales ban to iPhone XS & XR

Thursday December 13, 2018

Qualcomm is attempting to extend the iPhone ban in China, and is in the process of filing additional lawsuits in the courts to extend the iPhone sales restriction to Apple's latest hardware releases.

Apple looks to make Group FaceTime audio calls more realistic

Thursday December 13, 2018

Audio-only group FaceTime calls with multiple people could be easier to deal with in the future, as Apple has suggested a way to process audio to implement the "cocktail party" effect, to make it easier to determine who is speaking.

Qualcomm could still win an iPhone ban in the US at the hands of the USITC

Thursday December 13, 2018

A panel of judges at the US International Trade Commission is reviewing a previous ruling that the agency made, and it could overturn a decision that an iPhone ban is not in the public interest if Apple infringed a Qualcomm patent.

Apple to build $1B campus in Austin, increase employment nationwide

Thursday December 13, 2018

Alongside the Texas campus, the company plans new or expanded sites in Seattle, Pittsburgh, Colorado and more over the next three years.

Apple now has up to 50 doctors on staff for health tech work, report says

Wednesday December 12, 2018

Apple may now have as many as 50 medical doctors spread through the company as it continues to build on the health technologies found in the iPhone, Apple Watch, and HealthKit.

Lowest prices ever: Up to $850 off 2018 MacBook Pros; up to $1,400 off 2017 MacBook Pros; $400 off Vega 20 MBP

Wednesday December 12, 2018

Last minute holiday deals have just arrived with record breaking discounts on current and closeout Macs. Save $400 on a 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Vega 20 graphics, now $2,749 (the lowest price ever). Other 2018 models are up to $850 off, with 2017 configurations ringing in at up to $1,400 off. Upgraded models start at just $1,449 with no tax outside NY and NJ and 0% financing.

Apple starts selling LumaForge video production servers to business customers

Wednesday December 12, 2018

Apple has started to sell servers from video software production hardware provider LumaForge through its retail channels, with three servers from the range now available to purchase by filmmakers and video editing firms via the Mac producer.

Comparing the Samsung X5 Thunderbolt 3 SSD versus the G-Drive Mobile SSD & Glyph RAID Atom SSD

Wednesday December 12, 2018

Samsung's X5 portable SSD is a beast with best in class performance, but a price tag above what the average consumer will need. We review the red and gray device and compare it to a pair of other extremely capable SSDs from GDrive and Glyph.

Apple's streaming video service casting director is Sony exec Tamara Hunter

Wednesday December 12, 2018

After what has been called an "extensive search," Apple has brought on Sony Pictures' Tamara Hunter to lead Apple's casting efforts for its video streaming service.

2019 iPhones may use touch-integrated OLED for thinner displays, says questionable report

Wednesday December 12, 2018

Samsung might be supplying Apple with a new touch-integrated OLED panel allowing for thinner iPhones, a report claimed on Wednesday.