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2018

What's new in iOS 11.4 beta 2

Monday April 16, 2018

Apple on Monday released the second beta of iOS 11.4 to developers, though the software update only includes a few small changes this time around.

Apple Music loses hip-hop and R&B curator to Spotify

Monday April 16, 2018

The curator responsible for Apple Music's hip-hop and R&B programming is departing for the service's chief rival, Spotify, a report indicated on Monday.

How to improve your Mac audio experience with a few simple sound tricks

Monday April 16, 2018

The volume and overall sound settings in macOS are straightforward and easy to use, but some users may want more control over their Mac's audio. AppleInsider reveals a few tips and tricks that give Mac users more ways to improve their audio experience.

Apple's iPhone unlikely to recover eroded Chinese marketshare, analyst argues

Monday April 16, 2018

CEO Tim Cook once envisioned China as Apple's next big market, set to eclipse even the U.S. in revenue. That dream has taken a raincheck in the past two years, with iPhone units down 8 to 11 percent -- and Apple is unlikely to bounce back, an analyst suggested in a memo obtained by AppleInsider.

'Last Week Tonight' with John Oliver skewers Apple, CEO Tim Cook on taxes

Monday April 16, 2018

On Sunday night's episode of HBO's "Last Week Tonight," host John Oliver talked about companies placing profits overseas in order to avoid U.S. taxes -- specifically using Apple and CEO Tim Cook as an example.

Apple issues second developer betas of iOS 11.4, tvOS 11.4, and watchOS 4.3.1

Monday April 16, 2018

Two weeks after the first beta releases, Apple has released its second developer betas of iOS 11.4, tvOS 11.4, and watchOS 4.3.1.

Apple should do more to combat smartphone addiction, insists iPod-Father Tony Fadell

Monday April 16, 2018

Apple needs to examine the problem of smartphone addiction, former Apple executive and 'father of the iPod' Tony Fadell believes, suggesting the iPhone producer should come up with a way to combat unhealthy levels of device usage.

Apple explains 'Hey Siri' speaker recognition in latest Machine Learning Journal update

Monday April 16, 2018

Apple on Monday published the latest entry into its Machine Learning Journal, explaining further nuances of the "Hey Siri" wakeword for devices like iPhones and iPads.

Samsung's Galaxy S9 phones inch out iPhone X for top Consumer Reports ranking

Monday April 16, 2018

In a surprise development, Consumer Reports has named the two newest Samsung smartphones, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, to the number one spot in its smartphone rankings.

2017 MacBooks are on sale from $709 this week, plus 2016 12" MacBook with 512GB SSD for $999 ($600 off)

Monday April 16, 2018

Retailers have just issued instant and coupon savings on a variety of ultraportable Macs this week, starting with the 2016 12" MacBook with 512GB of storage for $999 with no tax outside NY and NJ. Apple's current Mid 2017 13" MacBook Pro and MacBook Air are also on sale, with prices starting at $709.99.

OLED screen production for 2018 iPhone expected to start in May

Monday April 16, 2018

Although it may feel like the iPhone X launched just recently, Samsung is reportedly kickstarting OLED panel production for two of this fall's iPhone models, including a 5.8-inch "iPhone X 2" and a 6.5-inch "iPhone X Plus."

James Comey tears into Apple, Silicon Valley over encryption policies in new book

Monday April 16, 2018

Former FBI director James Comey is extremely critical about Apple, other tech companies, and their policies when it comes to encryption in his new book "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership."

Apple's geographically limited India app accelerator hampering iOS development growth

Monday April 16, 2018

Though Apple featured the India-developed Froggipedia at its March 27 iPad event, the company may need to ramp up its outreach to foster more iPhone and iPad apps in the country, a report suggested on Monday.

Wish List: 7 new features we'd like to see in a new 'Apple Watch Series 4'

Monday April 16, 2018

For a lot of people, Apple may have checked off a major wish list item with the addition of LTE on Apple Watch Series 3. There are still plenty of things we'd like to see in the inevitable Apple Watch Series 4, though.

Review: ElevationLab CordDock is unlike any other iPhone dock

Sunday April 15, 2018

Smartphone docks have been around since well before the original iPhone launched in 2007, but Apple's handset helped turn the accessory category into one of the largest for third-party manufacturers. AppleInsider has been using the CordDock for a few weeks now, and it stands out from most we've tested before.

The day Apple Watch solved a murder: An Apple crime roundup

Sunday April 15, 2018

An Australian murder was solved using Apple Watch data, a scuffle broke out in an Apple Store over headphones, and an unfounded accusation of iPhone theft made against an Apple Store employee during a flight feature in this roundup of Apple-related crime reports.

Apple considering third-party Apple Watch face support, watchOS beta code reveals

Sunday April 15, 2018

A line of code unearthed in Apple's latest watchOS 4.3.1 beta release suggests a future version of the operating system will allow third-party developers to deploy customizable watch faces, a feature for which many users have pined since Apple Watch debuted in 2015.

Apple offers free repairs for Apple Watch Series 2 devices with swollen batteries, power issues

Saturday April 14, 2018

Apple this week initiated a new service program that grants free, out of warranty repairs to Apple Watch Series 2 owners whose device suffers from a swollen battery or refuses to turn on.

How to use another computer's DVD drive across a network with macOS Remote Sharing

Saturday April 14, 2018

Mac desktop and MacBook owners are used to living without a CD or DVD drive, but there are occasions where access to one could be handy. AppleInsider explains how to remotely access the CD or DVD drive of another Mac or Windows PC from a Mac without the drive, across a network.

AMD releases Mac versions of Radeon ProRender plugin for Blender & Maya

Saturday April 14, 2018

AMD this week published Mac versions of its Radeon ProRender plugins for 3D creation mainstays Blender and Maya -- enabling Macs with compatible hardware to take advantage of ProRender for physics-based rendering.