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2018

Microsoft Office apps updated with support for latest macOS Mojave features including Dark Mode

Tuesday December 11, 2018

Microsoft on Tuesday pushed out an update to its suite of Office apps for Mac with full support for new operating system-level features baked into Apple's macOS Mojave, including Dark Mode and Continuity Camera.

Verizon app update allows entirely app-based eSIM activation for iPhone XS, XR

Tuesday December 11, 2018

Verizon on Tuesday updated its customer service app, My Verizon, with support for fully app-based eSIM activations on the latest iPhone XS, XS Max and XR.

Review: Shinola Canfield In-Ear Monitor earbuds nail the premium experience

Tuesday December 11, 2018

Shinola has improved its headphone game with a wireless Bluetooth version of the sturdy Canfield In-Ear Monitors. AppleInsider leans back in our comfy chair with our favorite playlist to see how they perform.

Holiday Apple deals: $300-$700 off 2018 15" MacBook Pros; $225 off Vega models; $50 off 11" iPad Pros

Tuesday December 11, 2018

With Christmas only two weeks away, now is the time to finish your holiday shopping while the deals are hot. Save up to $700 on Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro thanks to record breaking discounts. New 11-inch iPad Pros are also on sale with prices starting at $759.

There is a lot of needless investor panic about the Chinese iPhone 'ban'

Tuesday December 11, 2018

News broke on Monday about a ban on iPhone imports and sales in China -- and as you'd expect, a chorus of analysts freaked out about it immediately. Here's why they're wrong, and that the ruling isn't anything more than a negotiating tool by Qualcomm.

Google's Pichai denies any political bias in search results during lengthy Congressional testimony

Tuesday December 11, 2018

Google CEO Sundar Pichai testified in front of a U.S. congressional panel on Tuesday to address a number of issues, above all deflecting suggestions that the company's search results are biased towards one political party or another.

PSA: Be sure to try your USB-C hub on your iPad Pro before buying a new one

Tuesday December 11, 2018

Instead of spending a pile of cash on a new USB-C hub for your new iPad Pro, give your existing one a try first, as most will work just fine.

First public beta test versions of iOS 12.1.2, tvOS 12.1.2, macOS 10.14.3 arrive

Tuesday December 11, 2018

As it traditionally does Apple has opened up the beta testing process, and has made the first public beta test versions of iOS 12.1.2, tvOS 12.1.2, and macOS 10.14.3 available to willing testers.

Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Tech gifts for the musician in your life

Tuesday December 11, 2018

It's the season for giving, but what do you get for the musician in your life? AppleInsider takes a look at some of the best tech-oriented gifts for budding musicians.

Tips: How to perform 15 different swipes & gestures for navigation on an iPhone

Tuesday December 11, 2018

There are 15 different gestures you can perform on your iPhone or iPad, not even including app-specific ones. AppleInsider maps out the obvious, the obscure, and the forgotten swipes of iOS, and shows you how to use them all.

Amazon Alexa & Google's Assistant are inexcusably terrible at knowing when they're called

Tuesday December 11, 2018

As smart speakers continue to encroach into our lives, the cheaper ones from Google and Amazon need to get better at knowing when we do and don't want them to speak up.

Mojave hints at new & unannounced Vega GPU chips coming to Mac soon

Tuesday December 11, 2018

AMD could be extending its lines of Radeon Pro Vega GPUs that could be used in a future Mac refresh early in 2019, according to identifiers in a recent macOS Mojave update.

Egypt says Apple is violating competition rules, has 60 days to act

Tuesday December 11, 2018

Apple and its regional distributor have 60 days to change how they do business in Egypt or face with legal corrective action by the Egyptian Competition Authority, according to a new government decree.

TSMC and Foxconn revenues up, contrary to dour iPhone supply chain forecasts

Tuesday December 11, 2018

TSMC and Foxconn, two of Apple's major iPhone production partners, have reported street-beating revenue for November, casting some doubt on supply chain reports suggesting component suppliers are struggling following iPhone production cuts.

Super Micro found no evidence of iCloud spy chips after audit

Tuesday December 11, 2018

The supplier at the heart of Bloomberg's contentious iCloud spy chip story has completed its promised audit, and has told customers that it found no evidence of server tampering.

Apple Pay launches in Germany with support for 15 banks and services

Tuesday December 11, 2018

Making good on promises to take Apple Pay live in Germany before year's end, Apple on Tuesday activated services of its mobile payments solution in the region with support for 15 financial institutions including Comdirect and Deutsche Bank.

Apple, other US tech giants denounce Australian 'anti-encryption' bill

Monday December 10, 2018

Apple and a cadre of U.S. tech companies on Monday signed a letter condemning Australia's recent passage of a cybersecurity bill that bolsters law enforcement and government efforts to obtain access to encrypted messages.

Epic Games pulls pioneering 'Infinity Blade' trilogy from iOS App Store

Monday December 10, 2018

Epic Games, developers of worldwide phenomenon Fortnite, on Monday pulled all titles attached to its venerable iOS franchise "Infinity Blade" from the App Store, citing difficulties to maintain support for the apps.

Holiday Gift Guide: the best books and e-books about Apple

Monday December 10, 2018

There are many books for people interested in Apple's design, in its past products and most certainly in Steve Jobs. AppleInsider recommends all the titles that we think will absorb you -- and warns you off the surprising one that won't.

Review: Caviar's luxury $4,600 iPhone has more gold than purpose

Monday December 10, 2018

If you've ever wondered what it is like to use a custom modified $4,600 gold and carbon iPhone with a built-in solar charger, AppleInsider has you covered.