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2017

Apple shows off vampires, fairies, & other new emoji coming in next week's iOS 11.1 betas

Friday October 06, 2017

Apple on Friday took the unusual approach of revealing some of the emoji coming to next week's public and developer betas of iOS 11.1, as well as upcoming versions of macOS and watchOS.

AppleInsider Podcast discusses the idea of an ARM powered MacBook, the latest from Google, and MicroLED rumors

Friday October 06, 2017

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about the possibility of an ARM CPU in a Macbook, Google's new devices, and more.

Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac gains APFS, HEVC, VR support in update

Thursday October 05, 2017

Virtualization solution Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac was updated on Thursday to take full advantage of hardware and software technologies supported by macOS 10.13 High Sierra, including the Apple File System and HEVC codec.

Facebook testing Workplace Chat apps app for Mac and PC

Thursday October 05, 2017

Social networking monolith Facebook quietly launched beta versions of dedicated Facebook Workplace Chat apps for Mac and PC that incorporate screen sharing, as well as the usual list of basic chat client features.

Zillow to offer easy 3D house tour creation, viewing with new iPhone app

Thursday October 05, 2017

House hunting app Zillow is working on a new iOS app that will allow real estate professionals and homeowners to easily create 3D house tours using an iPhone, media designed to expedite house rentals and purchases.

'Carpool Karaoke' episode with Linkin Park's Chester Bennington to air on Facebook next week

Thursday October 05, 2017

Earlier this year, rock band Linkin Park shot an episode of Apple's "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" due to debut on Apple Music, though a release date was postponed indefinitely after the unexpected death of lead singer Chester Bennington. On Thursday, the band announced the installment will air next week.

Apple allowed Uber use of API to record iPhone screens, feature to be removed

Thursday October 05, 2017

Security researchers recently discovered Uber's app leveraged a powerful API to record users' iPhone screens in a bid to improve interoperability with its Apple Watch app, a permission only Apple could grant.

Hands-on: Fighting the Empire with our iPhone and Sphero's 'Star Wars' BB-8, R2-D2, and BB-9E droids

Thursday October 05, 2017

Disney now owns LucasFilm, and with that the "Star Wars" franchise. Part and parcel of that is merchandise, with Sphero cranking out four models of app-controlled droids in time for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" -- and AppleInsider has three of them.

Facebook flips switch on Apple Music song sharing through Messenger extension

Thursday October 05, 2017

Facebook is now letting users share tracks from Apple Music via a Messenger chat extension, which could help increase the service's exposure.

Apple posts trailer for 'Bang! The Bert Berns Story,' coming to Apple Music Oct. 24

Thursday October 05, 2017

Apple on Thursday released a trailer for "Bang! The Bert Berns Story," a documentary streamingly exclusively on Apple Music starting Oct. 24.

Video: How Apple's 'Slow Sync' flash for iPhone 8 and iPhone X makes pictures better than ever

Thursday October 05, 2017

The iPhone 8 and iPhone X boast a new feature dubbed "Slow Sync" flash that improves picture quality when relying on the camera flash. AppleInsider shows you how it works in our latest video, covering everything from exposure to slow shutter speeds, and how flash freezes the image.

Apple and the future of photography in Depth: part 2, iPhone X

Thursday October 05, 2017

When iPhone launched ten years ago it took basic photos and no videos. Apple has since rapidly advanced its capabilities in mobile photography to the point where iPhone is now globally famous for its billboard-sized artwork and has been used to shoot feature length films for cinematic release. iOS 11 now achieves a new level of image capture with Depth. Here's a look at the future of photos, focusing on new features in the upcoming iPhone X.

US Justice Department says Supreme Court should deny Samsung request for Apple v. Samsung review

Thursday October 05, 2017

The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday issued a recommendation against the Supreme Court reviewing a 2014 court verdict, which at the time awarded Apple almost $120 million for patent infringement by Samsung.

Apple releases macOS High Sierra 10.13 Supplemental Update with bug fixes for Adobe InDesign, Mail

Thursday October 05, 2017

Apple on Thursday issued a supplemental update for its macOS High Sierra operating system, squashing a password hint bug in Disk Utility, a few more minor bugs and improving the update's installer. The changes were so minor, it didn't even warrant a point-zero-one distinction.

Netflix 4K streamers about to see a $2 increase to $13.99 per month

Thursday October 05, 2017

Video streaming giant Netflix is raising its prices for its upper-two pricing tiers, after a long period without a fee increase to cover the company's expanding production stable, and to enhance the service as a whole.

Deals: 12" MacBooks as low as $999 ($300-$500 off); high-end 15" MacBook Pro $2,599 ($200 off); Beats Solo3 Wireless for $199 ($100 off)

Thursday October 05, 2017

Shoppers looking for the lowest price on a 12" MacBook can save $300 to $500 on 2016 models this week with prices starting at $999. Or opt for an upgraded 2017 15" MacBook Pro and save $200. Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones are also on sale for $199.99 at Amazon.

Microsoft brings Windows 10's Edge browser to Apple's iPhone in early preview form

Thursday October 05, 2017

Microsoft on Thursday launched a preview version of its Edge Web browser for the iPhone, intended to let Windows 10 users move more seamlessly between desktop and mobile.

Other smartphones joining Apple's iPhone X with 3D sensor module delays

Thursday October 05, 2017

Apple's iPhone X -- the first iPhone with a "TrueDepth" camera -- may not be the only smartphone suffering from problems with 3D sensor production, as shipments for competing products are also reportedly being delayed.

Autocad & Illustrator CC having APFS issues, PDF data inconsistently retained in High Sierra

Thursday October 05, 2017

While High Sierra as a whole is not specifically to blame, the implementation of APFS is causing problems for a number of AutoCAD 2017 and Adobe Acrobat CC users -- with users of the former having a new patch available, and the latter out of luck for now. Additionally, users need to be cautious when manipulating PDFs in both Preview and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

On 6th anniversary of death of Steve Jobs, Apple CEO Tim Cook still inspired by his late friend

Thursday October 05, 2017

Six years ago today, Apple cofounder Steve Jobs passed away. The company's current CEO, Tim Cook, reflected the occasion on Thursday with a quote from the iconic visionary.