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2018

Judicial panel orders consolidation of 61 iPhone throttling lawsuits, case to be heard in California court

Wednesday April 04, 2018

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on Wednesday ordered the consolidation of 61 lawsuits that take issue with Apple's decision to throttle the CPUs of iPhones with degraded batteries, a tactic the company claims extends the operational lifespan of its products.

AirPort Express popping up in some Home apps, raising possibility of AirPlay 2 compatibility

Wednesday April 04, 2018

Reports are circulating that the third generation AirPort Express is popping up for users trying to add a HomeKit accessory in the iOS 11.4 beta, but the appearance is not universal, nor does the networking peripheral actually get added when selected.

Apple's Tim Cook visits Birmingham to receive SCLC's Human Rights Award [u]

Wednesday April 04, 2018

Apple CEO Tim Cook was in Birmingham, Ala. on Wednesday, marking both the 50th anniversary of the murder of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and the rollout of Apple's Swift programming curriculum across all Alabama Community College (ACCS) branches. He was also in town to receive the Human Rights Award from the Birmingham Metro Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

Facebook says Cambridge Analytica may have collected data on up to 87M people

Wednesday April 04, 2018

Cambridge Analytica may have harvested the personal data of up to 87 million Facebook users, Facebook's CTO said on Wednesday, a number far higher than original media estimates.

How to use Parental Controls in macOS to limit access to features and apps

Wednesday April 04, 2018

Providing children and others access to your Mac can be an issue if left unmonitored, as giving free reign could cause the younger users to see inappropriate material or perform unwanted actions that could drastically affect the Mac's performance. AppleInsider explains how to use the Parental Controls already built into macOS to limit what can be done on accounts.

Apple Music hits landmark 40 million paid subscribers

Wednesday April 04, 2018

Apple Music has swelled to 40 million subscribers, according to a Tweet noting the occasion by the company's content director in France, Steven Huon.

MicroLED vs. TFT and OLED: Why Apple is interested in new display tech for future iPhone or Apple Watch

Wednesday April 04, 2018

Reports suggest that Apple is getting closer to implementing MicroLED in its future product releases, including the Apple Watch, with the display technology potentially offering a number of benefits compared to other methods. AppleInsider explains how the current TFT and OLED display technologies work, and how MicroLED differs.

macOS 10.13.4 update breaks Duet Display, Air Display & USB DisplayLink drivers

Wednesday April 04, 2018

Apple's recent macOS 10.13.4 update is causing some havoc among people using screen extenders like Duet Display and Air Display, as well as USB DisplayLink-connected monitors.

iOS 11.3 causing problems with device management, fix for Jamf Pro coming

Wednesday April 04, 2018

Organizations trying to use Jamf Pro 10.3 to upgrade devices to iOS 11.3 are running into a glitch putting Apple products in a "failed loop," no longer responding to any further commands, Jamf has acknowledged.

Stop panicking about Apple's rumored switch from Intel to its own chips in the Mac

Wednesday April 04, 2018

A lot has been made about Apple's possible shift to the A-series processor in the Mac starting in 2020 -- but this isn't the first time that Apple has convinced a generation to change hardware architectures.

Apple Pay makes long-awaited debut in Brazil

Wednesday April 04, 2018

Apple Pay officially launched in Brazil on Wednesday, making good on both promises by Apple and long-standing rumors.

Apple experimenting with touchless controls & curved screens for future iPhones

Wednesday April 04, 2018

Though the technologies are some ways out, upcoming iPhones could make use of touchless gestures and curved screens as distinguishing features, a report claimed on Wednesday.

Grab these last-minute deals on tax software for Macs before the April 17 deadline

Tuesday April 03, 2018

Tax Day 2018 falls on April 17 this year, and although taxpayers get a couple extra days to file 2017 returns, you'll need the right tools to get the job done. AppleInsider is rounding up the best tax prep software and filing tools for Mac users -- to not only meet, but beat, the deadline.

Apple's morning show drama switches showrunners after creator leaves project

Tuesday April 03, 2018

Apple's upcoming morning show drama starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon is expected to get a new showrunner after creator Jay Carson left the project due to "creative differences."

Apple's latest iPhone X ads focus on Apple Pay, Face ID

Tuesday April 03, 2018

Apple continued its iPhone X advertising push on Tuesday with a series of short commercials emphasizing ease of use when it comes to authenticating Apple Pay purchases with Face ID.

Adobe updates Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, more ahead of NAB

Tuesday April 03, 2018

Ahead of the NAB show this weekend, Adobe on Tuesday issued annual updates to its video-centric Creative Cloud software suite, bringing an assortment of enhancements to videographers, sound designers and other creative professionals who rely on the company's tools.

Top Apple execs earn nearly $22M each in vested stock

Tuesday April 03, 2018

Apple's annual bonus structure paid out for seven top executives last week with the vesting of batches of restricted stock grants worth up to nearly $22 million.

Apple issues first macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 beta to developers

Tuesday April 03, 2018

Following the release of macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 on Friday, Apple has restarted the operating system testing cycle once again, issuing its first beta of macOS 10.13.5 to developers enrolled in Apple's testing program on Tuesday.

Apple nabs Google's chief of AI and search John Giannandrea to broaden Siri, self-driving car programs

Tuesday April 03, 2018

Apple has hired John Giannandrea away from Google to head up Apple's machine learning and AI strategy, and will report directly to CEO Tim Cook.

Apple says male UK staff earn average of 5 percent more than women

Tuesday April 03, 2018

On average, men at Apple's U.K. operations earn 5 percent more than women, the company revealed on Tuesday, a day ahead of a deadline for British companies over 250 people to disclose their gender gaps.