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2018

Apple tried to win the rights to stream 'Friends'

Thursday December 06, 2018

Though it ultimately lost out to Netflix, which is paying roughly $100 million, Apple was one of the bidders for rights to stream the '90s sitcom "Friends" in 2019, a report revealed on Thursday.

ECG function of Apple Watch Series 4 arrives today in watchOS 5.1.2 update

Thursday December 06, 2018

Apple has confirmed it will be shipping the update to watchOS 5.1.2 on Thursday complete with support for the Apple Watch Series 4's electrocardiogram (ECG) measuring function, a feature that was notably absent at the device's launch.

iPhone's Health app data crucial to murder conviction in British court

Thursday December 06, 2018

A British man has been sentenced to at least 30 years in prison for murdering his wife thanks in part to the Health app on the couple's iPhones.

Apple looking at Augmented Reality to help ride-sharing app customers find their drivers

Thursday December 06, 2018

Apple is continuing to explore ways for augmented reality to be more useful, with one idea helping passengers of ride-hailing services, like Uber, to find their designated car, and to avoid climbing into the incorrect vehicle.

Saudi dissident sues iPhone spyware firm over Khashoggi communications surveillance

Thursday December 06, 2018

Following a report in November that the Saudi government retained NSO Group to spy on dissidents, a new lawsuit says the kingdom used iPhone spyware to intercept communications with the slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Rosenblatt cuts AAPL target again, citing worries over 'Services' growth and low iPad Pro sales

Thursday December 06, 2018

Analysts have started looking at the iPad Pro, and iPhone sales beyond the holiday quarter for reasons to cut Apple stock target price estimates, with a historically bearish one dramatically scaling back his target price.

Pixelmator Pro update for macOS adds redesigned Color Balance tool

Thursday December 06, 2018

Pixelmator Pro for the Mac has been updated to version 1.2.4, bringing with it many new features -- most prominently, a redesigned Color Balance tool adjustment.

Apple testing USB security key support for Safari

Wednesday December 05, 2018

Apple's latest Safari Technology Preview includes support for the WebAuthentication API, which allows users to validate website login credentials via hardware security keys that typically come in the form of a USB stick.

Apple Store app for iOS lets users check product availability and order status with their voice

Wednesday December 05, 2018

Alongside a pair of software updates for iOS and macOS, Apple on Wednesday released a new version of its Apple Store app for iOS with support for Siri Shortcuts.

Scientific community up in tentacles over Apple's 'upside down' squid emoji

Wednesday December 05, 2018

Apple's artistic decisions have once again landed the company in hot water, this time with scientists who take issue with the tech giant's emoji rendition of a squid.

AT&T flips switch on iPhone XS and XR eSIM support in US [u: Verizon rumored for Friday]

Wednesday December 05, 2018

AT&T became the first major U.S. carrier to support Apple's eSIM technology with the rollout of iOS 12.1.1 on Wednesday, providing owners of iPhone XS and XR models access to two numbers on a single device.

Apple scrutinizing and rejecting some third-party screen time apps

Wednesday December 05, 2018

The launch of iOS 12 and Screen Time in September has resulted in Apple taking a harsh stance with some competing "digital health" apps, which have reportedly been subject to extra review, blocking, or removal -- even in the case of titles that have been around for years.

Rare Macworld issue signed by Steve Jobs could sell for $10,000 or more

Wednesday December 05, 2018

A copy of the first issue of Macworld, signed by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, will go up for auction starting on Thursday, potentially fetching tens of thousands of dollars.

Review: Polk Assist is an attractive and small speaker with Google Assistant support

Wednesday December 05, 2018

With the popularity of the Amazon Alexa lineup and Apple's own HomePod, others have been rushing to market with their own speech recognition-capable speakers, baking in Microsoft's Cortana, Amazon Alexa, or as in the case of the Polk Assist -- Google Assistant. AppleInsider takes a look to see what it offers the Apple user.

Here are some of the best Apple-connected fitness gifts for 2018

Wednesday December 05, 2018

Getting fit is more about knowledge, nutrition, and perseverance than technology, but the right devices certainly make it easier. These are some of the choicest Apple-related tech gifts for the runner or lifter in your life.

Today only: Save $40 to $100 on 2018 iPad Pros with free expedited shipping

Wednesday December 05, 2018

Back by popular demand, B&H is knocking $40 to $100 off Apple's new 2018 iPad Pro today only. Both 11-inch and 12.9-inch models are discounted, with free expedited shipping and no tax in many states. These holiday deals end at 11:59 p.m. Eastern, so grab the savings while you can.

HomePod destined for launch in China and Hong Kong in early 2019

Wednesday December 05, 2018

Apple will be bringing the HomePod to China and Hong Kong, the company has announced, with the major markets set to be the next two regions where the smart speaker will be sold.

Apple begins selling 18W USB-C power adapter separately for iPhones & iPads

Wednesday December 05, 2018

Apple on Wednesday launched a standalone option for its 18-watt USB-C power adapter, enabling fast charging for the iPhone 8, iPhone X, iPhone XR, and iPhone XS.

Apple releases macOS Mojave 10.14.2, tvOS 12.1.1, plus iOS 12.1.1 with FaceTime changes, eSIM expansion

Wednesday December 05, 2018

Apple on Wednesday released macOS Mojave, tvOS 12.1.1 and iOS 12.1.1 to the public, with the latter update bringing changes to FaceTime calls, additional eSIM support for the 2018 iPhones, and an extension of Haptic Touch on the iPhone XR, among other changes.

Apple finally releases the $39 iPhone XR Clear Case

Wednesday December 05, 2018

The iPhone XR Clear Case is now available, and is the first case produced by Apple for the model, after a month of nothing official from the company.