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2018

Five reasons to not buy the Amazon Fire TV Cube

Sunday July 01, 2018

Amazon's new Fire TV Cube shows promise as a set-top box with hands-free voice controls, but after a short period of using the device, it is apparent there are some issues that need to be ironed out to make the Cube better.

Ten days after launching in Poland, Apple Pay has vastly outpaced Google Pay uptake

Sunday July 01, 2018

Despite very small overall marketshare for iPhone in Poland, where Android reportedly makes up 64 percent of all smartphones in use, the newly launched Apple Pay has been a tremendous hit, reaching around 200,000 users in its first ten days.

Here are all the new Apple Pay card issuers during 2018

Sunday July 01, 2018

Apple is now regularly updating its roster of banks and credit unions with Apple Pay. Here are all the card issuers added this year, in the U.S. and abroad.

Drake's Scorpion on Apple Music crushes Spotify in streaming

Saturday June 30, 2018

Scorpion, Drake's fifth album, has smashed through his own single-day streaming record on Apple Music with more than 170 million streams in its first 24 hours. Spotify reportedly only reached about 76 percent of that traffic, despite claiming 120 million more users.

Review: Olloclip for iPhone X -- the best budget lens system

Saturday June 30, 2018

Olloclip released an updated version of their popular mobile lenses, tailor-made for the iPhone X. Included is a wide angle lens, a fisheye lens, and a macro lens -- and we've been testing it out for a few weeks.

For space grey MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Mojave Dark Mode is the new Aqua

Saturday June 30, 2018

While Apple's new MacOS Mojave is designed to support a long tail of older Macs (dating back as far as 2010) it's particularly a treat when used on new machines. In particular, its new Dark Mode is ideal on a space grey MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.

U.K. regulatory board backs Apple iPhone X claim of 'studio quality' portraits

Saturday June 30, 2018

The British Advertising Standards Authority has overruled objections to an iPhone X television commercial. The spots, which began airing in March, focused on "radically new cameras with Portrait Lighting" and highlighted "Studio-quality portraits. Without the studio."

App Roundup: Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery, iTunes Remote, iPastels 3, Pokemon Quest, more!

Saturday June 30, 2018

In the constantly-changing landscape of the App Store and the software marketplace, new apps and updates to existing titles are announced all the time. AppleInsider highlights some of the more notable app introductions and software updates for iOS and macOS that surfaced in the past week.

This week on AI: 2018 iPad, Apple Watch & MacBook Air updates, unlimited carrier plans & more

Saturday June 30, 2018

Some of the stories you were most interested in this week included this year's rumored MacBook, iPad, and Apple Watch updates, the graphics tech in macOS Mojave, and which carrier to pick for an unlimited iPhone plan.

Hundreds of iOS apps leaking data due to misconfigured Firebase backends, report says

Friday June 29, 2018

Some 2,200 unsecured Firebase databases have caused more than 3,000 iOS and Android apps to leak user data, exposing over 100 million records including plaintext passwords, health information, GPS location data and more, security researchers say.

Review: Elgato's Eve Aqua water controller is for HomeKit diehards

Friday June 29, 2018

As the British might say, the Eve Aqua "does what it says on the tin," even if it could stand refinements in some areas.

Microsoft's next Surface product might be just pocket-sized

Friday June 29, 2018

Microsoft's long-rumored "Andromeda" device will be a "pocketable" Surface product, further smearing the line between phones, tablets, and laptops, according to a leaked internal document.

Sketchy rumor claims 2018 iPhones will sport both embedded Apple SIMs and standard SIM trays

Friday June 29, 2018

One or more of this fall's iPhones will make use of dual-SIM, dual-standby (DSDS) technology, in some cases using an embedded Apple SIM, a Chinese report claimed this week.

How do a pair of HomePods compare to a $180 soundbar?

Friday June 29, 2018

The HomePod offers great audio quality, and as a pair, fantastic stereo music playback. But are two HomePods enough to replace a soundbar in a home theater system that is half the price of a single speaker? AppleInsider finds out.

Apple taking Maps 'to the next level' in iOS 12

Friday June 29, 2018

Not content with the uneven coverage in Apple Maps since its 2012 launch, Apple on Friday revealed that it will debut limited first-party maps data in the next iOS 12 beta, expanding that coverage as time goes on.

Today only: Save 15% on HomePods, Apple TV 4Ks, Beats headphones and more at eBay

Friday June 29, 2018

Today only, save 15% on top of already reduced prices on nearly everything at eBay (up to $100 off) with coupon. This offer is valid on Apple's HomePod, the Apple TV 4K, MacBook Pros, iPads and more. Offer ends tonight at 9 p.m. Pacific.

The story of the original iPhone, that nobody thought was possible

Friday June 29, 2018

When the iPhone shipped to customers on June 29, 2007, The first generation of the device that would change the world was missing a lot of what is has today, but it set up the road map for Apple that continues to this day.

AT&T takes WatchTV service live for iPhones, iPads & Apple TV

Friday June 29, 2018

As promised AT&T has launched WatchTV, a live TV service offered as a perk of its new "Unlimited &More" data plans, as well as in a $15-per-month standalone service.

Ground broken on Foxconn's first US factory, rumored to supply iPhone screens for Apple

Friday June 29, 2018

Foxconn chairman Terry Gou was joined by U.S. President Donald Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan and others on Thursday as the company broke ground at a future factory in Mount Pleasant, Wis., which could potentially be turned to helping Apple.

Podcast discusses 2018 iPhones, the iPhone 6s rebirth, and Foxconn in Wisconsin

Friday June 29, 2018

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and Andrew O'Hara discuss the new 2018 iPhone rumors, iPhone 6s production in India, and Foxconn's factory in Wisconsin. We also give a preview about some multi-room speaker systems Andrew is reviewing.