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2019

The top seven MacBook Air features that make the 2018 model great

Friday January 18, 2019

The 2018 MacBook Air has been around for a few months, and it has turned out to be a great notebook in its own right. AppleInsider lists some of the important changes Apple added to make it one of the best portable Macs in the company's entire MacBook product family.

How to live with Apple's absurdly over-complicated music features on Apple Watch

Friday January 18, 2019

You can now listen to music and podcasts directly from your Apple Watch but it how Apple forces you to do it is going to make you scratch your head. Even the Apple Watch Series 4 speaker won't play audio, and knowing what music is actually on the Watch and what needs an internet connection can be perplexing. AppleInsider helps you sort it out.

Apple stock threatened by growing backlash against App Store revenue cut

Friday January 18, 2019

Rumblings against Apple's sizable take from App Store revenues could have an impact on the company's stock, given the new focus on Services revenue, an analyst said on Friday.

ING promises Apple Pay coming 'soon' to Spain, could hint at more rollouts

Friday January 18, 2019

Multinational bank ING says it's on the verge of supporting Apple Pay in Spain, which could foreshadow launches in other countries.

Apple & other tech giants cited by Austrian group for failing to meet GDPR

Friday January 18, 2019

An non-profit organization, noyb, has launched a complaint with the Austrian government against Apple, YouTube, and several other major tech companies, saying they've failed to comply with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR.

Apple's management doesn't want Nvidia support in macOS, and that's a bad sign for the Mac Pro

Friday January 18, 2019

Apple just doesn't allow modern Nvidia GPUs on macOS Mojave, and this is a dramatic change from only six months ago. Given that a new Mac Pro is coming that could support Nvidia cards, and there are already eGPUs that should, it's time that Apple did.

Apple assembler Foxconn cuts 50,000 seasonal workers ahead of schedule

Friday January 18, 2019

Apparently impacted by Apple's iPhone demand, some 50,000 seasonal workers have been dismissed from Foxconn since October, a report indicated on Friday.

Google pays Fossil $40M for smartwatch IP to compete with Apple Watch

Friday January 18, 2019

Google's attempts to take on the Apple Watch in the wearable devices market with Wear OS may receive a boost, after the revelation the search giant will be paying watch maker Fossil $40 million to buy the company's smartwatch-related intellectual property.

2019 iPhone rumors, a possible new iPad mini & a call for privacy laws on the AppleInsider Podcast

Friday January 18, 2019

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Willian and Victor are back, catching up on overall themes of CES, iPhone rumors, the possibilities of a new iPad Pro, and the carry-over effects of smartphone brands cutting earning expectations.

Major data broker Acxiom backs Tim Cook's call for data privacy regulations

Friday January 18, 2019

Responding to Apple CEO Tim Cook's crusade for strict data privacy regulations in the U.S., Acxiom, a premiere data broker, said it supports a unified set of laws governing data sharing practices while at the same time denying it is part of a so-called "shadow economy."

Rumor: 2019 iPhone to sport 3x telephoto lens, 4,000mAh battery with 15W wireless charging [u: false]

Thursday January 17, 2019

An unconfirmed rumor shared on Chinese microblogging network Sina Weibo earlier this month claims Apple's next iPhone will boast a few key component upgrades like a 3x telephoto lens and massively upgraded 4,000 mAh battery with 15-watt wireless fast charging.

Apple parts supplier Nidec cuts 2019 sales forecast citing 'extraordinary' contraction in China

Thursday January 17, 2019

Nidec, a Japanese company that supplies vibratory motor parts for products like Apple's iPhone, is revising down 2019 sales forecasts due to what its chairman characterizes as an "extraordinary" decline in Chinese demand.

Apple's HomePod launches in China and Hong Kong

Thursday January 17, 2019

As promised, Apple on Friday kicked off sales of HomePod in China and Hong Kong, bringing the Siri-infused speaker to customers in the region nearly a year after the device launched in 2018.

Hands on with Apple's new Smart Battery Case for iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR

Thursday January 17, 2019

Apple has released a new Smart Battery Case for the latest iPhones. Here are our first impressions of the newly updated accessory.

Walmart ditches plans to compete with Apple & others in streaming video arena

Thursday January 17, 2019

Walmart is reportedly abandoning plans to launch a Netflix-like streaming video service, which could take one more threat out of the equation for Apple's own upcoming launch.

NHL shifting to iPad Pro for real-time statistics and analytics during the game

Thursday January 17, 2019

The NHL is aiming to provide coaches more information about how the team is faring during games, by issuing iPads running a new insights app on benches that offer more than 60 different real-time individual and team statistics to team management.

Apple green-lights 10-episode sci-fi series from Simon Kinberg and David Weil

Thursday January 17, 2019

Apple has given the go-ahead for a ten-episode season of currently-untitled science fiction series as part of its ongoing original video content effort, a big-budget TV show created and co-written by Simon Kinberg and David Weil.

Apple tapped as contender for J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot studio

Thursday January 17, 2019

Apple appears to be one of the companies vying to pick up Bad Robot, the production studio founded by Star Trek, Star Wars, and Lost director J.J. Abrams.

PCIe 5.0 standard gets ratified, could find a home in 2019 Mac Pro

Thursday January 17, 2019

The PCI-SIG standards body has ratified version 0.9 of the PCIe 5.0 connection specification, which could have implications for future Macs, particularly the upcoming modular Mac Pro.

Future locked iPhones could open camera app automatically when held up to take a photo

Thursday January 17, 2019

Photographers who are irritated about missing the perfect shot because it took too long to access their iPhone's camera could benefit from one potential feature Apple has considered, where the iPhone automatically enters the camera application when raised for a shot, even if it is still locked.