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2019

Apple might pay teenager who found Group FaceTime surveillance bug

Monday February 04, 2019

An Apple executive has reportedly suggested that the 14-year-old who discovered the Group FaceTime surveillance exploit would be rewarded by the company's bug bounty program.

Microsoft's Xbox Live coming to third-party iPhone and iPad games

Monday February 04, 2019

Microsoft's Xbox Live online platform -- originally limited to its namesake consoles -- should soon come to a variety of third-party games on other hardware, including iPhones and iPads.

Apple will return to $1 trillion valuation with video & services bundle, says Morgan Stanley

Monday February 04, 2019

Morgan Stanley's Katy Huberty suspects that a comprehensive media bundle including Apple's video offering and a rumored News subscription service will continue to drive Services forward, and return the company to a $1 trillion valuation.

Apple, Google have apologized for privacy issues but Facebook is just sorry they got caught

Monday February 04, 2019

Apple's shutting down all of Facebook's internal apps seemed like a big deal, but it's just business as usual for the social media company -- violate agreements and trust, get caught, find another way to do the same thing and move on.

The first MFi USB-C to Lightning cable is up for pre-order, $3 cheaper than Apple's

Monday February 04, 2019

Accessory producer Anker has opened preorders for its first USB-C to Lightning cables, giving iOS device owners a slightly cheaper alternative to Apple's own cable that can be used to charge iPhones and iPads.

Apple Watch blowout deals: Save up to $400 instantly, plus free gift offers

Sunday February 03, 2019

Better than Black Friday! B&H is slashing prices on Apple Watch Series 3 and Series 4 devices with cash discounts of up to $400 off, beating Black Friday markdowns in many instances. Along with the aggressive blowout prices, many GPS + Cellular and Nike+ models also come with a free gift, such as a free band or screen protector valued at up to $40. Grab these deals while you can, as supplies are limited.

Apple crime blotter: Roger Stone's iCloud, a Siri school shooting threat, and Find My iPhone solves a kidnapping

Sunday February 03, 2019

Roger Stone is a big Apple user -- and that may be a problem for him, given that Apple has handed over data from his iCloud account in accordance with a warrant. That and more, in the latest Apple-related crime roundup.

Apple's rumored gaming subscription could be a big change for mobile gaming

Saturday February 02, 2019

The suggestion that Apple could launch a subscription service for gaming is an interesting proposition, but is there much weight to the idea? AppleInsider examines ways the service could exist, and whether the rumors make sense at all.

Apple rumored to sell Apple TV 4K, HomePod at cost

Friday February 01, 2019

Shedding light on Apple's hardware pricing strategy, and offering a glimpse into the company's push into services, blogger John Gruber claims the tech giant sells the current generation Apple TV 4K at cost and the HomePod at a loss.

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.