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2019

IMDB and Amazon shifts into free video streaming with ad-supported Freedive

Friday January 11, 2019

Amazon is expanding its video streaming horizons by launching a new service IMDB Freedive, an advertising-supported on-demand service that provides access to movies and TV shows that is separate from its existing subscription and paid Prime Video offering.

Truck carrying secured Apple payload crashes in San Jose, killing one

Friday January 11, 2019

A box truck carrying "a very special load" for Apple reportedly crashed on Highway 101 in San Jose on the morning of Jan. 9, injuring one man and killing another, 64-year-old Richard Bartolo.

The most futuristic products from the 2019 CES, and the old TV shows that may have inspired them

Friday January 11, 2019

It was eerie. So many of the new devices shown at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show were really previewed years ago on American television shows. From flying motorcycles to Cylons, AppleInsider picks out products from the future that we've been waiting for.

Three iPhones likely coming in Sept. 2019, with one a refresh of the LCD iPhone XR

Friday January 11, 2019

Apple will produce another iPhone with a LCD display in its 2019 refresh alongside OLED-based models, but LCD might get dropped in 2020 in favor of OLED across the board.

First look: Creating 3D headphone audio with the Super X-Fi

Friday January 11, 2019

AppleInsider goes on with Creative Labs' Super X-Fi, the aluminum dongle designed to turn any headphone set into a 3D soundstage to improve the audio your music and movies.

Aura Band adds additional health tracking smarts to Apple Watch

Thursday January 10, 2019

The Aura Band is a new Apple Watch strap that debuted during CES and aims to give additional health information to the user. AppleInsider tries it on.

Lady Gaga removes track featuring R. Kelly from Apple Music and iTunes amid sexual assault allegations

Thursday January 10, 2019

In what appears to be a response to a host of sexual assault allegations against hip-hop star R. Kelly, Lady Gaga this week pulled a collaborative track with the artist from Apple's content distribution services.

TiVo to release Apple TV app later this year for streaming live and DVR content

Thursday January 10, 2019

In a surprise move that answers a longstanding request from many end users, TiVo at CES 2019 announced plans to release a tvOS app that will allow Apple TV users to watch live and recorded content without investing in multiple TiVo set-top boxes.

VLC plans AirPlay support for Android as app nears 3B downloads

Thursday January 10, 2019

Videolan, developer of the ubiquitous VLC media player, is looking to bake support for Apple's AirPlay protocol into its main app, a move that would allow Android users to stream content to compatible devices like Apple TV.

Apple slashes iPhone XR prices for Chinese resellers in bid to kickstart demand

Thursday January 10, 2019

Apple has reportedly knocked down the pricing of iPhone XR units sold by Chinese channel resellers by about $100, hoping to revive the market's sagging iPhone sales.

Apple sees Mac sales dip, marketshare increase in Q4 PC industry estimates

Thursday January 10, 2019

Compounding problems stemming from soft iPhone sales, Apple may have seen Mac shipments decline in the December quarter, early research estimates indicated on Thursday.

Hands on with the Connected by August Yale Assure HomeKit smart lock

Thursday January 10, 2019

AppleInsider goes hands on with a series of new locks by Yale, Emtek, and August including the world's first and only HomeKit lever lock.

Apple will disrupt healthcare like the iPhone did to the mobile industry, says John Sculley

Thursday January 10, 2019

Former Apple CEO John Sculley says that current CEO Tim Cook is on to something, and will shake up the healthcare industry like it did to the mobile world with the iPhone.

Ring camera support teams may have access to all video recorded by users [u]

Thursday January 10, 2019

People with Ring indoor or outdoor cameras may have had any some of their private videos seen by teams working for the company, an expose claimed on Thursday. [Updated with additional Ring response]

How to stop the Mac App Store from saying you have no previous purchases

Thursday January 10, 2019

You know you've bought an app before but your Mac says you haven't. It's not a problem that affects everyone, but if you also happen to use Family Sharing then you are more prone to it. AppleInsider details the different workarounds and solutions that may help you.

US carriers again vow to better control data access after pay-to-track scandal

Thursday January 10, 2019

Major U.S. carriers have for a second time promised to better control data access after a site successfully tracked down a T-Mobile phone by paying a bounty hunter $300.

Scosche introduces trio of wireless charging mounts for the car and home

Thursday January 10, 2019

Scosche has used CES to launch a variety of charging accessories for mobile devices and other hardware, including two Qi charging mounts for vehicles and a table-top charging system that also keeps the work surface tidy.

Apple rolls out fourth developer & public beta of iOS 12.1.3, fourth developer beta of macOS 10.14.3

Thursday January 10, 2019

Apple has deployed the latest iOS beta for both its developer and public testing builds, with participants in either program now able to update to the fourth build.

Hands on with Withings Move ECG smart watch & Core Blood Pressure Monitor

Thursday January 10, 2019

Withings is back under its own control after stepping out from under the control of Nokia. At the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show, AppleInsider got to try out its new Core BPM, Move, and Move ECG wearables to see how the company plans to excel in 2019.

CompuCom begins offering Macs, iPhones & iPads plus support as a service

Thursday January 10, 2019

Office Depot's CompuCom has launched "Device as a Service for Apple," intended to provide businesses not just with support for Apple hardware but the devices themselves, including iPhones, iPads, and Macs.