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2018

Raise to Siri is now working with watchOS 5 beta

Tuesday July 03, 2018

One of the new watchOS 5 features demonstrated by Apple's Vice President of Technology Kevin Lynch at its Worldwide Developer Conference in June was "raise to Siri," a new Machine Learning shortcut that will invoke a Siri listening session without pushing a button or speaking the "Hey Siri" trigger phrase. It's now working in the latest beta versions, including beta 3 released today.

New MacBook Pro model with Intel Coffee Lake CPU shows up in Geekbench database

Tuesday July 03, 2018

A new MacBook Pro with a powerful 28W Intel processor may be on the way, if newly surfaced Geekbench results are anything to believe.

Everything new in iOS 12 beta 3 for iPhone and iPad

Tuesday July 03, 2018

Apple included a number of changes in the latest beta of iOS 12, the biggest of which include updated mapping data, new animated Activities stickers in Messages and a load of bug fixes.

4th of July savings: Where to get the best deals on Apple hardware and accessories this Independence Day

Tuesday July 03, 2018

Fourth of July discounts are in effect now, and we're rounding up the best deals on Apple devices, from hundreds off the latest MacBook Pros to iPads for $249. Grab the savings while supplies last.

Apple releases third developer beta of macOS 10.14 Mojave

Tuesday July 03, 2018

Following after beta releases for iOS 12, tvOS 12, and watchOS 5, the third developer beta for macOS 10.14 Mojave is now available for download to testers.

Comparing the seven major live TV streaming services for cord cutters

Tuesday July 03, 2018

For all the appeal of services like Netflix and HBO Now, some people just can't bear to part with live TV when they cut the cord. Here are the major options compared, and how to decide which to get -- if any.

FBI & other US branches join Justice Department in Cambridge Analytica investigation

Tuesday July 03, 2018

A U.S. federal probe into Facebook's data sharing with now-defunct politcal consulting firm Cambridge Analytica has reportedly grown to pull in multiple agencies, including the FBI, the Justice Department, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Apple issues third developer betas for iOS 12, tvOS 12, watchOS 5 [u]

Tuesday July 03, 2018

Apple has released its third round of developer betas for its milestone operating systems, providing testers with new builds of iOS 12, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12.

iPhone X versus OnePlus 6 video quality compared

Tuesday July 03, 2018

Continuing our comparisons between the iPhone X and the OnePlus 6, this time the video-recording capabilities of the smartphones are put to the test, to see which can provide the best footage.

Apple recruits BBC producer Joe Oppenheimer for international video efforts

Tuesday July 03, 2018

The latest hire for Apple's original video efforts is BBC Films' executive producer Joe Oppenheimer, known for projects like "I, Daniel Blake," "Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa," and "My Scientology Movie."

Apple peripherals and accessories to keep an eye on for Amazon Prime Day

Tuesday July 03, 2018

Amazon's annual Prime Day sale is set for July 16, which despite its name will actually run for 36 hours starting at 3 p.m. Eastern time. Historically, Apple products themselves haven't gone on sale, but this can be a ripe opportunity for people with Prime memberships to pick up related accessories and peripherals.

Siri heckles UK defense secretary in parliamentary debate

Tuesday July 03, 2018

A British Member of Parliament has demonstrated the issues of having the 'Hey Siri' function active during meetings, by suddenly being heckled by his iPhone while addressing his peers in the UK House of Commons on Tuesday.

Default Samsung messaging app randomly spamming contacts with pictures

Tuesday July 03, 2018

An unusual glitch in Samsung Messages is causing some phones to randomly send photos to contacts without prompting users first.

Developer shares proof an iPad with Face ID is coming

Tuesday July 03, 2018

The latest iOS 12 beta has a new avatar generation feature intended for the iPad that requires a TrueDepth camera system, lending credence to rumors that FaceID iPads are coming sooner rather than later.

More than 75% of Nintendo's $60M Super Mario Run global revenues came from iOS

Monday July 02, 2018

Nintendo's mobile "Run" adaptation of its Super Mario franchise was introduced with great fanfare at the introduction of iPhone 7 in September 2016. It has since reached $60 million in revenue globally, but more than three quarters of that has come from Apple's App Store versus Android and Google Play.

Google's Gmail, other services let third parties read user emails, report says

Monday July 02, 2018

Just over a year after promising to no longer scan user emails in Gmail for personalized ads, Google is allowing outside developers to do just that, a new report says.

Apple to reveal Q3 2018 earnings on July 31

Monday July 02, 2018

Apple is scheduled to report quarterly earnings for the third quarter of 2018 at the end of trading on July 31, while an ensuing investors conference call will provide details of the three-month period.

Review: Marshall multi-room speakers sound great, but lack AirPlay 2

Monday July 02, 2018

AppleInsider checks out Marshall's Stanmore and Action multi-room speakers to test out if they are solid options for the wireless speaker fan, even if they only support only the original AirPlay.

Alleged 'A12' benchmark for 2018 iPhone with 4GB RAM pops up

Monday July 02, 2018

A set of benchmarks allegedly produced by an unreleased iPhone have been published, with the supposed results suggesting the A12 processor in at least one of the fall refresh iPhones will have six cores, and be supported by 4 gigabytes of memory.

How to offload apps to reclaim wasted space on your iPhone and iPad

Monday July 02, 2018

The last thing anyone wants in the summer is to find out they can't take any more photos or videos of special occasions because their iOS device's storage is at maximum capacity, clogged up by large apps. AppleInsider shows how to use iOS functions to get rid of apps that take up too much space.