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2018

Apple releases tvOS 11.3 for Apple TV with new filtering options & more

Thursday March 29, 2018

Apple has released the final version of tvOS 11.3 for the Apple TV and Apple TV 4K, bringing several expected improvements -- but not anticipated AirPlay 2 compatibility.

2017 Macs on sale from $899, accessories up to 99 percent off

Thursday March 29, 2018

On the heels of Apple's education event, Apple authorized resellers are launching instant rebates on a variety of Mid 2017 MacBooks and iMacs. Save $100 to $250 on systems with prices starting at just $899. Looking to upgrade an older Mac? Save up to 99 percent on a variety of components and accessories as well.

Alleged final iOS 11.3 release notes omit AirPlay 2, label battery features as beta

Thursday March 29, 2018

Leaked release notes for Apple's critical iOS 11.3 update indicate that when it arrives for devices beyond the sixth-generation iPad, it won't support AirPlay 2 -- and that even the company's promised battery health features are technically unfinished.

Hands on: Mantiz Thunderbolt 3 dock gives USB-A and VGA to MacBook Pro owners

Thursday March 29, 2018

Mantiz took its experience in building a Thunderbolt 3 eGPU enclosure, and used it to make the new Mantiz Titan dock -- and AppleInsider just got its hands on one.

Apple Business Chat in iOS 11.3 takes on social media in privacy, sophistication

Thursday March 29, 2018

Apple is gearing up to bring its innovative Business Chat feature out of testing and into production with the release of iOS 11.3, giving individuals a streamlined, new way to communicate with customer service without wasting time sitting on hold and without reporting the contacts of all their friends.

Apple Music app gains 'Music Videos' as an early update before iOS 11.3's full release

Thursday March 29, 2018

Apple has updated Apple Music to include a new Music Videos section to the streaming service ahead of the full release of iOS 11.3, with the addition serving as a reminder the iPhone and iPad operating system's next major upgrade will be arriving soon.

ARKit app downloads exceed 13M in 6 months, nearly half are games, report says

Thursday March 29, 2018

Fresh statistics from market research firm Sensor Tower suggest uptake of Apple's ARKit is on a steady upward trajectory, with more than 13 million augmented reality apps downloaded since the framework launched last September.

How to keep your Mac data secure from visitors by using Guest Accounts

Wednesday March 28, 2018

In situations where a visitor wants to use your Mac for a task, providing them access via your personal account may be an unwise move, especially if it isn't someone you completely trust. AppleInsider explains how to set up a guest account in macOS that provides access without endangering your personal data.

Mazda gives in, to deliver Apple CarPlay support with 2018 Mazda6

Wednesday March 28, 2018

After promising future support for Apple's CarPlay earlier this month, Mazda on Wednesday revealed two upcoming models will boast integration with the infotainment system, with the first set to launch this summer.

LTE Apple Watch Series 3 to launch in Thailand on April 5

Wednesday March 28, 2018

Six months after an initial release, Apple continues to expand global availability of cellular Apple Watch Series 3 models, with the LTE wearable launching in Thailand next month.

Review: Netgear's Arlo Baby camera with Apple HomeKit

Wednesday March 28, 2018

It doesn't come cheap, and its newfound HomeKit support is actually the least interesting thing about it, but the Arlo Baby is a quality baby monitor that has a life beyond the nursery.

Tim Cook airs views on American manufacturing, DACA, and Freedom of Speech

Wednesday March 28, 2018

Tim Cook's political comments during today's MSNBC interview touched on a number of areas, ranging from the government's immigration policies and handling of DACA, to U.S. job creation, and his views on Apple's handling of controversial content in apps and services usable on the company's products.

Apple issues iOS 11.3 only for new 2018 sixth generation iPad

Wednesday March 28, 2018

Apple on Wednesday released its anticipated iOS 11.3 update, but only for the 2018 "budget" sixth generation iPad, which was announced on Tuesday and will only ship to most people in the beginning of April.

Education, coding skills key to future employment and strong US says Apple CEO Tim Cook

Wednesday March 28, 2018

'Change needs to happen' to the way students are taught in schools, Apple CEO Tim Cook insists in Wednesday's MSNBC town hall interview, with further comments on education touching on how to bring technology to disadvantaged classrooms and why everyone should learn to code.

Tim Cook: Facebook's Cambridge Analytica consumer data debacle forces tech industry beyond self-regulation

Wednesday March 28, 2018

Speaking on Wednesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook criticized Facebook for its mishandling and commercialization of consumer data, and again concedes that the time may be past for self-regulation of how companies handle personal information.

Grab the lowest price ever on Apple's 13" Touch Bar MacBook Pro, plus last call for $105 Apple TV 4K & 15% off at eBay

Wednesday March 28, 2018

Readers this week can exclusively save $300 on Apple's Mid 2017 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (3.1GHz, 16GB, 512GB), now $1,899 with coupon. The popular free Apple TV 4K with 3 months of DirecTV Now promo also ends this week -- and eBay just launched a 15% off coupon valid on a variety of tech items.

A big win for new affordable housing next to Apple Park

Wednesday March 28, 2018

A dead shopping mall next to Apple Park has been fighting to reinvent itself as a mix of retail, offices and new housing for years, only to be blindsided by NIMBY groups seeking to protect high housing prices. A new state law, however, promises to streamline approval enable the market to solve California's dire housing shortage.

Compared: 2018 iPad with Apple Pencil support vs 2017 iPad and iPad Air 2

Wednesday March 28, 2018

The launch of a new iPad is usually followed by users deciding whether they should update to the latest model, or to continue using their existing iPad and save money. AppleInsider compares the new 2018 iPad against last year's release and the iPad Air models to decide if it's worth making the upgrade.

Apple to turn Lane Tech into 'Center for Excellence' for training teachers on Swift

Wednesday March 28, 2018

Apple on Wednesday announced a partnership with Chicago Public Schools and Northwestern University, which will establish a "Center for Excellence" at Lane Tech College Prep High School -- the place where Apple held its Tuesday iPad event.

Dozens of iPhone battery throttling lawsuits could get merged in Thursday conference

Wednesday March 28, 2018

A colossal 59 separate lawsuits against Apple for throttling iPhones with weak batteries could be merged into one class-action case at a March 29 meeting in Atlanta.