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2018

Hands on: Amazon's video-enabled Echo Spot

Saturday June 09, 2018

The Echo Spot is Amazon's second smartspeaker with a built-in screen and occupies a unique space in the Echo ecosystem, especially for people with an assortment of smarthome accessories.

This week on AI: macOS Mojave, iOS 12, watchOS 5, tvOS 12, Facebook controversy & more

Saturday June 09, 2018

There may not have been new hardware, but WWDC 2018 kicked off the week with plenty to talk about in the software realm -- including word that developers will soon be able to easily bring iPhone and iPad apps to the Mac.

Next-gen Apple Watch models to integrate solid-state buttons & EKG functions, report says

Friday June 08, 2018

According to a fresh rumor, Apple is planning to do away with movable switch controls on Apple Watch devices and will in a future release integrate solid-state buttons that rely on Taptic Engine technology to simulate clicks. The buttons also include capacitive elements for advanced health monitoring capabilities.

Watch 5 great new features in macOS Mojave

Friday June 08, 2018

Apple announced macOS Mojave at WWDC on Monday, including some pretty big new features and changes. After using the developer beta over the last few days, here's AppleInsider's top five features Apple included in its next milestone release.

Jamf details Apple's device management news for education, enterprise and Apple TV at WWDC18

Friday June 08, 2018

At its Worldwide Developer Conference this week, Apple noted a milestone of 40 years of work in bringing computers to education. The modern tools it provides for education now include device management with Apple School Manager and collaborative tools including the new Classroom for Mac. In parallel, Apple has also brought its device management tools to the enterprise with Apple Business Manager. We asked Jamf for insight into the latest WWDC announcements related to device management in education and business.

Ten years ago, Apple's iPhone 3G brought speed and apps to the smartphone

Friday June 08, 2018

Apple and Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPhone with third-party apps ten years ago on June 8, 2008 setting the table for the explosive growth of Apple in the following decade.

After a long week, developers unwind at WWDC18 get-togethers and Apple's Thursday Bash

Friday June 08, 2018

Apple's week-long Worldwide Developer Conference offers deep insight into new tech in a series of Sessions; direct access to Apple's engineers in a series of Labs and the opportunity to meet and share experiences with other developers working on similar problems at Get-Togethers and other events, including the Thursday Bash held last night.

Here are all of the future TV shows that Apple has signed deals for

Friday June 08, 2018

Moving past "Planet of the Apps" and "Carpool Karaoke," Apple is believed to be spending $1 billion or more on its first high-budget TV shows, which could hit screens as soon as March 2019. Here are the ones we know about so far, and a rolling series of updates. [Last updated June 20, 2018]

Apple Music adds 'Coming Soon' list alongside new album launch details

Friday June 08, 2018

Apple has started to roll out small changes to Apple Music to give users information about upcoming music releases, including a new 'Coming Soon' section and details of when to expect new albums from artists will be released in the future.

Apple isn't doomed because it didn't release new Macs and iPads at WWDC

Friday June 08, 2018

WWDC is winding down for another year, and once again, there was no new hardware. But, Apple's focus on software at WWDC is neither new, nor unexpected -- and doesn't mean that Apple has abandoned anybody.

65+ new features in watchOS 5 for Apple Watch

Friday June 08, 2018

watchOS 5 is Apple's latest major release for Apple Watch, and it just launched as a developer beta. In this update are a number of new features that aim to make the Apple Watch experience better, as well as making it more independent of the iPhone.

Get a free Apple TV 4K with 3 months of DirecTV Now (just $105 for both)

Friday June 08, 2018

Despite AT&T stating June 8 was the last day to snap up a free 32GB Apple TV 4K with three months of prepaid DirecTV Now service, the wireless giant has gone ahead and extended the deal. With plans as low as $35 per month, you can get the Apple TV 4K and three months of streaming content for just $105.

Supply chain needlessly predicting doom and gloom for 2018 iPhone early

Friday June 08, 2018

Apple has allegedly warned its supply chain partners to expect orders for components used to produce iPhones in this fall's refresh to drop by around 20 percent, a report claims, with the overall suggestion that Apple is becoming less ambitious regarding sales of the new models later this year.

Podcast discusses iOS 12, macOS Mojave, and interviews author Richard Moss

Friday June 08, 2018

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Mike discuss ScreenTime, what developers think of App Store 'trials', and Victor interviews Richard Moss, who wrote the book on the History of Mac Gaming -- literally.

Startup seeks $200,000 from Apple over 'stolen' Shortcuts app icon

Thursday June 07, 2018

Apple's iOS 12 operating system, unveiled earlier this week, is already the target of a $200,000 legal overture alleging the design of the tech giant's new Shortcuts app icon was cribbed from the logo of tech startup Shift.

Apple stops signing iOS 11.3 following release of iOS 11.4

Thursday June 07, 2018

As it does with every new iOS release, Apple on Thursday stopped signing legacy iOS 11.3.1 code after last week's release of iOS 11.4.

Apple inks Writers Guild of America contract, agrees to better writer benefits

Thursday June 07, 2018

Apple this week agreed to terms outlined by the Writers Guild of America's master contract that provide its writers with a better set of benefits than directed by the body's minimum guidelines, a strategy expected to impact future WGA negotiations with competing streaming services.

Two students detail an "amazing" experience at Apple's WWDC18

Thursday June 07, 2018

For most of Apple's installed base, WWDC is a dramatic keynote address detailing the future of Apple's platforms--sometimes involving hardware product launches. But for attendees, the week-long conference is an opportunity to gain deeper insight into how things work in a series of Sessions; direct access to Apple's engineers in a series of Labs and the opportunity to meet and share experiences with other developers working on similar problems at Get-Togethers and other events, including the Thursday Bash.

Speed testing iOS 11 versus iOS 12 on an iPhone X

Thursday June 07, 2018

With the unveiling of iOS 12 at Apple's WWDC, Craig Federighi mentioned the company's focus on performance in its upcoming operating system update. AppleInsider starts speed testing the iOS 12 developer beta, comparing it with iOS 11 running on an iPhone X, to see how much faster it really is.

Factory-reset iPhone impedes Philadelphia 76ers Twitter scandal investigation

Thursday June 07, 2018

The Philadelphia 76ers general manager has resigned after controversy involving his wife's anonymous Twitter accounts sharing inside info on team matters.