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2019

Apple removes Siri team lead as part of AI strategy shift

Friday February 01, 2019

Apple executive Bill Stasior, who has led the Siri team since joining the company in 2012, has been removed as head of the project in a sweeping strategy shift favoring long-term research over incremental updates, according to a report on Friday.

Chinese iPhone sales up following price cuts on local shopping sites

Friday February 01, 2019

Apple is already lowering iPhone prices in China and seeing some return on the tactic, at least according to two online retailers.

Review: Thunderbolt 3 Akitio Node Lite & Intel Optane 905P SSD delivers sustained blistering speed

Friday February 01, 2019

There isn't much in the way of storage that can touch the maximum speed that Thunderbolt 3 can deliver and keep pushing the data at that speed, but the Akitio Node Lite with Intel Optane SSD and Thunderbolt 3 comes very close -- without thermal slowdown.

Foxconn says Wisconsin facility will do both manufacturing and R&D

Friday February 01, 2019

Foxconn's $10 billion facility in Wisconsin will handle both manufacturing and research, the company said on Friday, trying to staunch controversy over statements it made earlier this week.

Apple agrees to bend to Russian law and store user data on local servers

Friday February 01, 2019

Apple will at last comply with a 2014 Russian law requiring data on citizens to be stored on local servers -- something that could affect both Apple and the country's political dissidents.

iOS 11 users unable to reach App Store, Apple Music, or iTunes

Friday February 01, 2019

Apple on Friday confirmed that some people are encountering problems reaching the App Store, Apple Music, and iTunes if they're using an iPhone or iPad with iOS 11.

Apple's 'How to take an ECG' video teaches how to use the feature on an Apple Watch Series 4

Friday February 01, 2019

Apple has published a new video to its YouTube account teaching people how to use the Apple Watch Series 4's ECG feature, with the brief video detailing all of the steps required to perform the measurement on the wearable device.

Microsoft is the Official Laptop sponsor of Super Bowl LIII -- with a tablet

Friday February 01, 2019

Microsoft's latest Super Bowl campaign calls the Surface a laptop, but the company shifts definitions of what it is when it suits them. It's always been very careful to compare its tablets against Apple's laptops whenever possible, for instance, but that's gone now Microsoft has seemingly decided the NFL audience is more likely to buy a laptop.

Group FaceTime bug fix arriving in iOS update week of Feb. 4

Friday February 01, 2019

Apple has advised it has repaired a security hole in Group FaceTime that allowed users to listen in to others without their permission on its servers, with a software update to address the issue on iPhones and iPads arriving in the next week.

Comcast appears to be skipping Apple TV Xfinity app in favor of Roku

Friday February 01, 2019

Comcast is sidestepping development of an Apple TV app for Xfinity TV customers in favor of its plans for Roku boxes and technology based on Sky's Now TV service, a report claimed on Friday.

Facebook, Google, and Apple in the spotlight for security issues on the AppleInsider Podcast

Friday February 01, 2019

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William debate how we're going to reveal all our personal details to Facebook now that Apple has gone and spoiled the fun.

Spies want to use exploits similar to Group FaceTime bug for eavesdropping

Friday February 01, 2019

The recently-discovered Group FaceTime bug that allowed people to eavesdrop on other people without their permission has been worked around, and a fix is coming, but the UK's surveillance agency wants to use flaws like it as a feature, in order to more easily spy on targets.

Apple commemorating Heart Month with Apple Watch activity challenge, events in stores

Friday February 01, 2019

As February is Heart Month, Apple will not just have an activity challenge to mark it, but it will have heart health events in Apple Stores in San Francisco, Chicago, and New York.

How to stream Super Bowl LIII on your iPhone, iPad or Apple TV

Friday February 01, 2019

If you're a football fan looking to catch the Rams play the Patriots for the trophy on Feb. 3, there are a few options for watching on Apple devices without firing up a Web browser.

Nintendo's Dr. Mario World comes to iOS this summer

Thursday January 31, 2019

Nintendo continues to embrace the mobile market with the announcement of a new Dr. Mario franchise installment set to release on iOS and Android by "early summer" 2019.

Apple restores Google enterprise developer certificate after five-hour ban

Thursday January 31, 2019

Roughly five hours after Apple revoked Google's enterprise developer certificate over an illicit data gathering campaign, the iPhone maker late Thursday restored access to the program just as it did for Facebook hours earlier.

Apple restores Facebook enterprise certificates following 'Facebook Research' fallout

Thursday January 31, 2019

Facebook on Thursday saw its Apple enterprise certification restored after the privileges were revoked due to developer guideline violations, meaning the company can bring a clutch of integral internal apps back online.

German court tosses four of eight Qualcomm patent suits against Apple

Thursday January 31, 2019

A Munich district court on Thursday rejected four out of eight local lawsuits brought against Apple by Qualcomm, granting the iPhone maker at least a temporary victory.

Apple kills Google's enterprise development certificate because of Screenwise Meter

Thursday January 31, 2019

Apple on Thursday took action against Google for violating terms of its developer agreement, and has rescinded the search giant's enterprise development certificate like it did when Facebook was caught doing much the same.

AT&T & Verizon 5G rollouts stall, reinforce claims that tech not coming to iPhone until 2020

Thursday January 31, 2019

The two biggest U.S. wireless carriers, AT&T and Verizon, are unlikely to have much in the way of true 5G service deployed by the end of 2019, perhaps backing the view that Apple won't have support in iPhones until fall 2020.