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2018

How to recover deleted files from iCloud on your Mac

Thursday September 20, 2018

If you've deleted a critical file from iCloud, if you know where to look, you can save your bacon. Only, Apple makes it hard to find on Macs -- and impossible on iOS. AppleInsider lost some files for you.

USB-C Philips Brilliance 4K monitor offers docking features including gigabit networking

Thursday September 20, 2018

Philips has launched a new 32-inch 4K Ultra HD monitor aimed at creative professionals, one that acts as a USB-C docking station for a MacBook or MacBook Pro, as well as display features like HDR support and a mode that reduces blue light.

Apple Watch Series 4: Should you upgrade?

Thursday September 20, 2018

Having trouble deciding on if you should get the new Apple Watch Series 4? AppleInsider walks you through all the reasons to, and not to, upgrade.

Amazon debuts Fire TV Recast OTA DVR, Smart Plug, and other new smart home products

Thursday September 20, 2018

Along with its new Echo devices, Amazon on Thursday new smart home products, including an Amazon-branded Smart Plug, an Alexa-capable microwave, and more.

Amazon reveals Echo Link Amp & Sub, updated Echo Dot, Echo Show & Echo Plus

Thursday September 20, 2018

In a Thursday press event Amazon unveiled a slew of new Echo audio gear, most notably stepping into the high-quality space for the first time.

Apple working on thermal imaging to aid computer vision systems

Thursday September 20, 2018

Apple is working on improving the capabilities of computer vision to make it detect and identify subjects more accurately, such as in situations where both the camera and the subject are in motion, with one method suggesting the use of thermal imaging to help determine what elements in view need to be tracked.

Apple issues first public betas of iOS 12.1, tvOS 12.1

Thursday September 20, 2018

Apple has provided public beta versions of iOS 12.1 and tvOS 12.1 for testing, just two days after it released the first developer builds in the new testing cycle, with the iOS beta returning Group FaceTime to public testing.

GoPro debuts new line of Hero 7 action cameras ahead of holiday season

Thursday September 20, 2018

GoPro has taken the wraps off their latest line action cameras -- the Hero 7 Black, Silver, and White -- with new smooth stabilization, 4K video at 60 FPS at the high-end, and live streaming support.

Sentencing set for Australian teen accused of hacking Apple's servers

Thursday September 20, 2018

The then-16-year-old, who plead guilty to taking about a terabyte of information from Apple's systems, will be sentenced September 27.

WSJ author & research firm that botched iPhone X demand doubling down on iPhone XS

Thursday September 20, 2018

Apple built and began selling its high-end OLED iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max models a month ahead of iPhone XR availability in an effort to sell users more expensive models before facing competition from its own new lower-priced, entry-level LCD phone -- at least according to the columnist and the think tank that were totally wrong about iPhone X sales last year.

What to do first when you get your new iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max

Thursday September 20, 2018

The iPhone XS and XS Max will make their way into the hands of excited customers as soon as tomorrow. Before your shiny new device arrives, review these eight simple steps to ensure that you're getting the most out of your investment.

iPhone XR uses algorithms to simulate depth effects found on iPhone XS & XS Max

Thursday September 20, 2018

The iPhone XR's Camera app will offer the same sort of bokeh (depth-of-field) post-processing effects as the iPhone XS, but calculate depth "almost entirely" via algorithm when shooting with the rear camera, according to a newly-published interview.

Apple debuts Bitcoin glyphs in iOS 12 via Shortcuts app

Thursday September 20, 2018

While iOS still offers no Bitcoin emoji and Apple doesn't allow crypto mining in apps, there are now two different Bitcoin glyphs, part of the Siri Shortcuts app.

Apple working on Canadian approval for Apple Watch Series 4's EKG tech

Thursday September 20, 2018

Although Apple has managed to secure U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance for the EKG (electrocardiogram) feature on the Apple Watch Series 4, the company is reportedly still pursuing a greenlight from other governments.

Apple Watch Series 4 new watch faces shot with practical effects, not CGI

Thursday September 20, 2018

A new interview and behind-the-scenes footage reveals that the animated watchfaces on the Series 4 Watch -- Fire, Water, Liquid Metal, and Vapor -- were actually shot using live video, despite looking like digital effects.

John Hancock expands Apple Watch health data monitoring program to all life insurance policies [u]

Thursday September 20, 2018

Venerable health insurance company John Hancock is pivoting towards "interactive life insurance," with the provider now requiring all policy holders to sign up for a program that offers optional tracking of their fitness with wearables and apps.

Early iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, Apple Watch orders are on the way to customers

Thursday September 20, 2018

Apple customers are one step closer to being able to play with the new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, as well as the new Apple Watch Series 4 with deliveries for Apple's new hardware starting to ship from carriers and stores ahead of Friday's official release.

iPhone XS teardown shows single-cell battery, few other changes from iPhone X

Thursday September 20, 2018

While the iPhone XS shares the practically the same external appearance as the iPhone X, the first teardown of the latest Apple smartphone reveals a few changes were made to the inside, including the use of a new battery and some smaller alterations to other internal components.

Hands on with Apple's new lineup of iPhone XS and XS Max cases

Wednesday September 19, 2018

To go alongside the latest iPhones -- the XS and XS Max -- Apple has updated its lineup of first-party cases, which include leather, silicone and folio options. AppleInsider goes hands-on with the accessories to see what has changed and find out if they are compatible with the iPhone X.

Apple highlights positive reviews of Apple Watch Series 4 ahead of launch

Wednesday September 19, 2018

Apple this evening posted a collection of review excerpts on the new Apple Watch Series 4 which is set to launch this Friday. Unsurprisingly, the included reviews are glowing.