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2018

Hands on: ElevationLab NightPad charges your iPhone 8 or iPhone X in the dark

Tuesday August 07, 2018

Adding to the ever-growing list of iPhone-capable wireless chargers, ElevationLab recently launched their new NightPad Qi charging pad. AppleInsider goes hands-on for a quick look at the new charger.

North Carolina elementary school teachers getting iPads in the fall

Tuesday August 07, 2018

The state, which is in the running to land Apple's next big corporate campus, will spend $6 million on devices meant to improve reading skills for North Carolina children.

First look: GoCube, a smart smartphone-connected puzzle cube

Tuesday August 07, 2018

Since the dawn of the iPhone, there have been puzzle cube-solving apps. However, GoCube is looking to combine position-aware cubes with software to not only make learning how to complete the puzzle easier, but also grow the venue for competition between solvers.

Back-to-school deals: $180 off 10.5" iPad Pro; $300-$400 off 2017 15" MacBook Pros

Tuesday August 07, 2018

Back-to-school bargains are in full swing with instant savings on iPads and MacBook Pros. Pick up a 512GB 10.5" iPad Pro with cellular for $949 or save up to $400 on loaded 15" MacBook Pros.

Tim Cook, Eddy Cue made conscious decision to drop Alex Jones podcasts but leave app alone

Tuesday August 07, 2018

The decision by Apple to ban content from the controversial conspiracy theorist came straight from Tim Cook and Eddy Cue, leading other tech giants to follow suit.

Here are the vehicles and receivers with Apple CarPlay announced in 2018

Tuesday August 07, 2018

Once an expensive niche option -- and still that way, in some cases -- CarPlay is becoming increasingly common on new cars, trucks, and SUVs, as well as aftermarket receivers. Here's a roundup of the introductions in 2018 so far, the latest being Toyota's 2019 Camry and Sienna models.

Don't wait for Apple - how to get news on your Mac now

Tuesday August 07, 2018

The Apple News app is coming to macOS Mojave but you can do better right now with tools that are already available. AppleInsider shows you how to bring the headlines to your desktop.

What's new in macOS Mojave beta 6

Tuesday August 07, 2018

Beta 6 of macOS Mojave was released to developers and betas to public testers as well on Monday. It is getting more difficult to discern changes between each build, but there were a couple notable aspects to talk about this time around.

Berkshire Hathaway's Apple stake now worth over $50 billion

Tuesday August 07, 2018

Apple remains the most valuable company in the portfolio of Warren Buffett's company, which has been gradually increasing its Apple stake since 2016.

Logitech Powered Wireless Charging Stand for iPhone 8 & X is co-designed by Apple [u]

Tuesday August 07, 2018

Logitech has launched the Powered Wireless Charging Stand, an accessory built for the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X, with the unique bulletpoint of being designed "in collaboration" with Apple. [Updated with price correction by Logitech]

Slow progress on common smartphone charger initiative may get extra EU push

Tuesday August 07, 2018

The European Commission is examining if it should push smartphone producers like Apple to collaborate on a single mobile phone charger that would work with all smartphones, due to an apparent lack of progress by vendors in moving towards creating a common charger.

Apple Music ramps up social focus with new 'Friends Mix,' rolling out now

Tuesday August 07, 2018

Apple has begun introducing a "Friends Mix" on Apple Music, looking to ramp up the significance of the social features it introduced with iOS 11.

Pentagon bans geolocation services on iPhones, Apple Watch used by military personnel

Tuesday August 07, 2018

U.S. military personnel are banned from using geolocation features in iPhones, the Apple Watch, and other smartphones and fitness trackers while deployed, as the Pentagon believes they could endanger lives by revealing the user's location in areas where they are operating.

Apple's Mac Pro 'cheese grater' is 12 years old, and is the best Mac ever made

Tuesday August 07, 2018

The original Mac Pro is 12 years old today and people are hoping the next one will bring back its famous expandability. AppleInsider celebrates the old favorite workhorse.

Consumer Reports crowns Apple Pay Cash best P2P payments service

Monday August 06, 2018

Consumer Reports compared five different platforms in the publication's first evaluation of mobile person-to-person payment systems, with Apple Pay Cash emerging the victor over segment rivals including Venmo and Square.

Apple joins smart home mesh networking standards group Thread

Monday August 06, 2018

Apple recently joined Thread Group, an organization focused on delivering mesh networking solutions to smart home devices, as a member of the body's board of directors, suggesting a potential interest in adopting the technology as part of the HomeKit protocol.

Safari still leads in mobile browser share, but Facebook's browser is on the rise

Monday August 06, 2018

A new study shows Safari and Chrome are still dominant on mobile devices, but Facebook is coming on strong to try to claim the mobile crown.

How to set up Backblaze to back up your Mac, and why you should do it now

Monday August 06, 2018

You know those backup drives will fail someday -- but online backup services won't. Every minute of every day, your work can be preserved offsite -- and AppleInsider will show you how to start.

Everything new in iOS 12 beta 6

Monday August 06, 2018

Earlier on Monday, Apple released the sixth beta of iOS 12 to developers. We've had our heads down rooting through this latest update to see what has changed in this update.

Android 9.0 'Pie' ships on Google Pixel with slow release throughout fall

Monday August 06, 2018

Google has formally released Android 9, the latest iteration of the mobile operating system, with the company's Pixel line among the first smartphones to be able to install the new software, with Google also revealing the Android version's name: Pie.