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2018

Apple Watch health and location data could help find missing Saudi journalist

Wednesday October 10, 2018

An Apple Watch may provide clues surrounding the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a consulate in Turkey, with the wearable said to be at the center of an investigation to find out what happened to the Saudi dissident.

Hands on: Luna Display extends your Mac's display to the iPad wirelessly

Wednesday October 10, 2018

Assorted app combinations have been utilizing Wi-Fi to extend the Mac's desktop to the iPad for some time -- but the new Luna Display plug from the makers of the Astropad app eliminates hacks from the equation, and is able to send fully accelerated video from the Mac to an iPad companion app.

Review: Jaybird's Tarah sport headphones may be the best budget option on the market

Wednesday October 10, 2018

Jaybird's new low-cost sport headphones are so good that unless you absolutely need the best tips or battery life, they should probably be the near the top of your list.

October Apple blowout: 15" MacBook Pros on sale from $1,899, plus up to $600 off 13" Touch Bars & $137.50 AirPods

Wednesday October 10, 2018

Fall savings are here and you don't have to wait until Black Friday to save hundreds on Apple's MacBook Pro. High-end 2017 models are on sale for just $2,099 (the lowest price ever) while supplies last. Meanwhile, 2018 configs are eligible for bonus coupon savings. Even more aggressive deals on 2017 13" Touch Bars are also in effect now, knocking up to $600 off.

Should you buy the Apple Watch Nike+ Series 4 instead of the standard model?

Wednesday October 10, 2018

Last year's Nike+ Apple Watch Series 3 wasn't much different from the standard version making it a bit tough to choose between the two models. This year, with the introduction of the Apple Watch Series 4, AppleInsider shows you everything that's different between the two models.

NSA cybersecurity head can't find corroboration for iCloud spy chip report

Wednesday October 10, 2018

The senior advisor for Cybersecurity Strategy to the director of the National Security Agency has advised there is a lack of evidence relating to both of Bloomberg's recent espionage-related stories, and has openly requested for people with knowledge of the situation to provide assistance.

Google Plus joins Ping, Groove Music, and Clippy in the graveyard of failed services

Wednesday October 10, 2018

The social network that Google built is the latest of a startling number of much-vaunted services that Google, Apple, and Microsoft launch only to later shut down early. AppleInsider talks about what we've lost and what, if anything, has replaced it.

Apple buys machine learning AR firm specializing in mixed realities

Wednesday October 10, 2018

Apple has reportedly bought a Danish startup called Spektral, which specialized in real-time separation of objects in photos and videos for a "green screen" effect.

Before China iCloud spy chip allegations, Bloomberg published these five incorrect stories about Apple

Wednesday October 10, 2018

Media personalities have been bending over backward to find a way to square the claims made by Bloomberg in its "China Hack" story with a series of strongly worded denials from Amazon and Apple insisting that the report was "wrong and misinformed." However, there is solid evidence that Bloomberg has previously published a series of false claims before, either from a lack of research coupled with bad perspective, or possibly to simply craft a dramatic narrative.

US Senators demand answers from Supermicro over spy chip allegations

Wednesday October 10, 2018

A pair of senators have written to Supermicro requesting more information about events detailed in the recent Bloomberg investigation alleging the company's servers were compromised, in an attempt to find out if it is a risk to the national security of the United States.

About a fifth of Android phone owners plan to switch to an iPhone

Wednesday October 10, 2018

Most smartphone buyers tend to stick with the platform they're familiar with. However, new data from Merrill Lynch indicates that a large percentage of top Android brand users now intend to switch to an iPhone in their next purchase.

Microsoft axes Minecraft for Apple TV, no one notices

Wednesday October 10, 2018

Microsoft is throwing in the towel on the Apple TV permutation of Minecraft due to low user numbers, according to a splash screen that -- ironically -- has been displayed in-game for weeks without mention from mainstream media.

Apple seemingly aware of alleged 'Top Podcasts' chart manipulation

Tuesday October 09, 2018

Last weekend, the upper echelons of Apple's "Top Podcasts" charts in the Podcasts app and iTunes were overrun with obscure titles that seemingly didn't belong, prompting some industry watchers to assume the vital distribution platform was being manipulated.

Apple's dual-camera iPhones subject of new patent lawsuit

Tuesday October 09, 2018

A lawsuit filed Tuesday claims Apple's dual-camera iPhone technology, deployed in smartphone models dating back to iPhone 7 Plus, infringes on a patent for enhancing digital photographic images using multiple lenses and sensors.

Popular farming RPG Stardew Valley breaks soil on iPhones & iPads Oct. 24

Tuesday October 09, 2018

Farming-themed role-playing game Stardew Valley, already a hit on consoles and PCs, is launching on iPhone and iPad Oct. 24, developer ConcernedApe (Eric Barone) revealed on Tuesday.

Jony Ive disappears from list of advisors for Saudi 'megacity' project [u]

Tuesday October 09, 2018

Apple's chief design officer, Jony Ive, has vanished from a list of advisors for a "megacity" planned to launch in Saudi Arabia in 2025. [Updated with correction on NEOM's size]

Supermicro iCloud spy chip report bolstered by US telecom network hardware hack

Tuesday October 09, 2018

Bloomberg is doubling down on its investigative report claiming servers belonging to Apple, Amazon, and other major organizations were tampered by China, by citing documents and analysis from a security expert working for a major telecommunications firm.

Rampant Chinese iPhone repair fraud forced Apple to develop countermeasures

Tuesday October 09, 2018

Apple has spent the last five years combatting fraud relating to iPhone repairs in China, where parts were stolen from working iPhones and were submitted for repair under warranty, a problem that reportedly cost billions of dollars and forced Apple to investigate.

CBC Video claims Apple's repair policies are abusive, but 'proof' falls far short

Tuesday October 09, 2018

A report from the CBC has attacked Apple's policies and practices regarding repairs, taking the company to task for expensive in-store repairs, coercing customers to buy new products in some cases -- but the publication shows a stunning lack of understanding of the scale of Apple's repair efforts, and leans too heavily on edge cases presented by a pair of respected "right to repair" proponents rather than actual observation.

Third betas of iOS 12.1, tvOS 12.1, and watchOS 5.1 available for developer testing [u]

Tuesday October 09, 2018

Apple has provided participants of its developer beta testing program new builds, with the third betas of iOS 12.1, tvOS 12.1, and watchOS 5.1 arriving one day after the latest macOS Mojave beta.