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2018

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.

Apple commences developer beta testing of iOS 12.1.2, tvOS 12.1.2, macOS 10.14.3, and watchOS 5.1.3

Monday December 10, 2018

Apple has restarted the beta testing cycle once more after its latest batch of public releases, providing developers the first builds of iOS 12.1.2, tvOS 12.1.2, macOS 10.14.3, and watchOS 5.1.3.

Apple Watch ECG feature not arriving in Canada anytime soon

Monday December 10, 2018

Are you in Canada and looking for the ECG feature of the Apple Watch? You may be in for a long wait.

Apple Pay could launch in Germany this week after long wait

Monday December 10, 2018

After one of the most conspicuous gaps in Apple Pay's European coverage, Germany may finally be getting access to the payment platform this week.

Some iPhone apps handing precise location data to as many as 40 businesses

Monday December 10, 2018

Despite Apple's strict controls on privacy, a number of iOS apps are not only tracking precise location information on anonymized users but sharing it with third-party businesses -- sometimes dozens of them, a report revealed on Monday.

Citi reduces AAPL target to $200, because 'trade wars are bad for tech stocks'

Monday December 10, 2018

The recent trend of analysts and investment firms cutting their share price targets for Apple has continued, with Citi cutting its expectations for Apple's stock to $200 and suggesting the price could drop further in the future, as low as $125.

Qualcomm wins import & sales ban on iPhones shipping with iOS 11 in China

Monday December 10, 2018

Qualcomm has won a preliminary order in a Chinese court banning the import and sale of iPhones with older versions of iOS installed out-of-the-box, over software patents that Apple was found to have violated in iOS 11.

Looters rob Bordeaux Apple Store during French 'Yellow Vest' protests

Monday December 10, 2018

The Bordeaux Apple Store was attacked during protests and riots against the French government across the country, with the store essentially cleaned out by the thieves.