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Friday, December 02, 2016

Researchers bypass Apple's iOS Activation Lock on iPhone and iPad

Researchers bypass Apple's iOS Activation Lock on iPhone and iPad

Researchers in a pair of reports that surfaced this week claim to have successfully bypassed Apple's Activation Lock security feature using a heretofore unknown bug, potentially leaving iPad and iPhone devices open to attack.

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Thursday, December 01, 2016

Flash Deal: $250 off Apple's new 13-inch MacBook Pro (Late 2016) in Space Gray with AppleCare

Flash Deal: $250 off Apple's new 13-inch MacBook Pro (Late 2016) in Space Gray with AppleCare

For one day only, shoppers can snap up Apple's brand-new Late 2016 13" MacBook Pro (2.0GHz, 8GB, 256GB) in Space Gray bundled with AppleCare for just $1,499.99 ($248 off). On top of the instant cash savings, Adorama will not collect sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ — and shipping is free. This is the lowest price we've seen to date on this model.

Apple dresses up stores with red logos, employees wear red shirts for World AIDS Day

Apple dresses up stores with red logos, employees wear red shirts for World AIDS Day

Apple on Thursday tinted red the iconic backlit logos installed outside brick-and-mortar stores around the world, continuing a long-standing tradition in support of World AIDS Day, which falls on Dec. 1.

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In Stock Alert: Apple's high-end 15" MacBook Pro (2.7GHz 16GB 512GB Radeon 455) in Space Gray & Silver

In Stock Alert: Apple's high-end 15

Looking to purchase one of Apple's high-end 15-inch MacBook Pros with Touch Bar but seeking instant gratification? You could be in luck: Apple authorized reseller B&H Photo has just taken receipt of several new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models — including the (2.7GHz 16GB 512GB Radeon 455) configuration — which are ready to ship out tomorrow with free expedited shipping and no sales tax in 49 states.

CBS boosts All Access video streaming with live NFL games

CBS boosts All Access video streaming with live NFL games

CBS on Thursday announced a significant coup for its All Access video service, revealing that as of Dec. 4 subscribers will be able to stream the network's NFL games — though smartphone owners will have to turn elsewhere.

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iHeartRadio steps into on-demand streaming with latest app updates

iHeartRadio steps into on-demand streaming with latest app updates

Adding more competition to an already tough marketplace, iHeartRadio on Thursday released iOS and Android app updates allowing listeners to stream music on-demand with a paid subscription, thanks to a partnership with Napster.

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New Apple tool lets iPhone 6s owners check for free battery swap eligibility

New Apple tool lets iPhone 6s owners check for free battery swap eligibility

People worried about whether their iPhone 6s qualifies for Apple's free battery replacement program can now check directly via the company's website.

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ExclusiveKiller Deals: Save $130 to $350 instantly on Apple's new Touch Bar MacBook Pros with Apple Care, plus no tax in 48 states

Killer Deals: Save $130 to $350 instantly on Apple's new Touch Bar MacBook Pros with Apple Care, plus no tax in 48 states

First come, first served: AppleInsider readers can use exclusive coupons this week to instantly save between $130 and $350 on pre-orders for every possible configuration of Apple's new Late 2016 MacBook Pros bundled with AppleCare, including all 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models and all 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models. Plus sales tax isn't collected in 48 states.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

HMD Global aims to reclaim Nokia's lost cellphone glories, will fight Apple and Samsung

HMD Global aims to reclaim Nokia's lost cellphone glories, will fight Apple and Samsung

After Microsoft's throwing away the Nokia brand name, a company has licensed the brand and is planning on tackling Samsung and Apple's on the smartphone field of battle after an initial wave of feature phones.

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Apple Music rival Spotify on verge of turning a profit, board member says

Apple Music rival Spotify on verge of turning a profit, board member says

Spotify, the world's biggest on-demand music service, could finally turn a profit in 2017, one of its board members said on Thursday.

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Plex makes Media Player free to use for macOS, adds Kodi support for subscribers

Plex makes Media Player free to use for macOS, adds Kodi support for subscribers

A highly-regarded media browser and playback tool, Plex Media Player, has exited subscriber-only status, and is now free for Mac users.

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Apple scaling back iPhone 7 production as early demand fades - report

Apple scaling back iPhone 7 production as early demand fades - report

Apple is cutting down on iPhone 7 orders from suppliers as the initial wave of consumer demand subsides, a report claimed on Thursday.

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HSBC expands Apple Pay functionality to Singapore, offers incentive to users

HSBC expands Apple Pay functionality to Singapore, offers incentive to users

Adding to a day of expansion, HSBC has announced that cardholders in Singapore can begin using the Apple Pay mobile payment service effective Thursday.

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FeatureThunderbolt 3-equipped MacBook Pro can use external GPUs, but at a cost

Thunderbolt 3-equipped MacBook Pro can use external GPUs, but at a cost

One of the most frequent complaints about the new MacBook Pro is the relatively weak GPU as compared to some found on the Windows side. Some progress has been made very recently by independent developers, allowing the adventurous who aren't afraid to spend a few dollars to build and connect an external GPU to a Thunderbolt 3 Mac.

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Apple to use drones, indoor navigation data to improve Maps in 2017

Apple to use drones, indoor navigation data to improve Maps in 2017

Apple is preparing to use drones, indoor mapping, and better car navigation to improve its Maps apps for iOS and macOS, a report said on Thursday.

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DirecTV Now launch rocky with early adopters having poor experience, getting 'Error 60'

DirecTV Now launch rocky with early adopters having poor experience, getting 'Error 60'

Wednesday saw the launch of AT&T's DirecTV Now internet TV service, but the first day of operation was allegedly anything but smooth.

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Future Apple devices might warn users of environmental dangers

Future Apple devices might warn users of environmental dangers

Apple published a patent application on Thursday covering an embedded environmental sensor capable of sampling both gas and liquids, a component that could one day inform iPhone and Apple Watch owners of potential unseen dangers in their surrounding environment.

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Apple launches Apple Pay in Spain with support for four financial institutions

Apple launches Apple Pay in Spain with support for four financial institutions

As rumored, Apple on Thursday debuted Apple Pay in Spain with support for Mastercard and American Express credit cards issued through Santander bank, Carrefour Pass and Ticket Restaurant.

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Apple patent filing reveals work on circular displays for Apple Watch

Apple patent filing reveals work on circular displays for Apple Watch

A pair of Apple patent filings published Thursday reveal ongoing research into circular displays suitable for wearable devices, suggesting the company was at least mulling the creation of a round-faced Apple Watch.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Fitbit to reportedly buy smartwatch maker Pebble for 'small amount,' phase out product

Fitbit to reportedly buy smartwatch maker Pebble for 'small amount,' phase out product

Wearable fitness device giant Fitbit is reportedly on the verge of buying out, and subsequently shutting down, smartwatch upstart Pebble for what sources describe as a "small amount."

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Gooligan malware roots 1M Android phones in "largest Google account breach to date"

Gooligan malware roots 1M Android phones in

A new strain of Android malware dubbed "Gooligan," thought to be "the largest Google account breach to date," is already in active circulation and three-fourths of the Android installed base is vulnerable. Once infected, devices give hackers access to the users' Gmail, Google Photos, Docs, Drive and other Google services accounts.

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Apple investigating iCloud Calendar spam solution

Apple investigating iCloud Calendar spam solution

Apple on Wednesday released a statement regarding a recent spate of spam iCloud Calendar invitations, saying it is working to address the issue by identifying and blocking suspicious invite senders.

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Readdle's popular iOS email client Spark arrives on the Mac App Store

Readdle's popular iOS email client Spark arrives on the Mac App Store

Previously available for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch, Readdle's hit email client Spark launched on macOS on Wednesday, and is now available as a free download from the Mac App Store.

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Tim Cook tells iPhone 7 customer to expect AirPods in the 'next few weeks'

Tim Cook tells iPhone 7 customer to expect AirPods in the 'next few weeks'

Responding to a customer's email, Apple CEO Tim Cook noted that the long-awaited AirPods are "finalizing" and expected to ship in the "next few weeks," in time for the holiday season.

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Apple TV gains fourth beta of tvOS 10.1 with support for new 'TV' app

Apple TV gains fourth beta of tvOS 10.1 with support for new 'TV' app

Apple on Wednesday supplied developers with a fourth pre-release beta of tvOS 10.1, a forthcoming update that will bring a new universal "TV" app, as well as single sign-on support for TV providers, to the company's streaming set-top box.

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Cook talks Apple's social activism in interview promoting World AIDS Day plans

Cook talks Apple's social activism in interview promoting World AIDS Day plans

In an interview published on Wednesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook touted the company's World AIDS Day charity initiatives, while insisting that he and the company are acting beyond selfish interests.

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Apple updates Boot Camp audio driver that was causing blown MacBook Pro speakers

Apple updates Boot Camp audio driver that was causing blown MacBook Pro speakers

Apple has issued an update to Boot Camp drivers within Windows, preventing the random, loud pops from over-ranging and damaging the new MacBook Pro's speakers. However, the driver doesn't fix speakers already damaged by the problem.

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Apple AirPort Extreme claims top marks in consumer-grade wireless router survey

Apple AirPort Extreme claims top marks in consumer-grade wireless router survey

A recent customer satisfaction survey of home router technologies places Apple comfortably on top of the heap, despite recent reports of the division closing down, and engineers re-assigned to other projects.

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Apple Pay to launch in Spain on Thursday with just one bank - report

Apple Pay to launch in Spain on Thursday with just one bank - report

Making good on an earlier promise, Apple will finally launch Apple Pay in Spain this Thursday, Dec. 1, a new report reveals.

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Netflix enables downloads of select content for offline viewing on iOS, Android

Netflix enables downloads of select content for offline viewing on iOS, Android

Netflix has deployed the ability to download select TV shows and movies from its catalog, with most of the initial offerings coming from the company's unique programming.

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Apple offers new Beats & iPhone accessories, special iTunes & App Store content for World AIDS Day

Apple offers new Beats & iPhone accessories, special iTunes & App Store content for World AIDS Day

Apple on Wednesday announced a host of (RED) charity efforts to mark World AIDS Day — Dec. 1 — with varying proceeds going to the Global Fund, which as part of its anti-AIDS efforts funds initiatives like testing, prevention, and medication.

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Kaby Lake suitable for MacBook Pro said to debut at January's Consumer Electronics Show

Kaby Lake suitable for MacBook Pro said to debut at January's Consumer Electronics Show

According to reports out of the Chinese supply chain, Intel is gearing up to announce and release the H-series Kaby Lake processor, suitable for use in laptops like the MacBook Pro.

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Apple Music marketing exec Bozoma Saint John talks diversity in new interview

Apple Music marketing exec Bozoma Saint John talks diversity in new interview

Bozoma Saint John, global marketing executive for Apple Music and iTunes, took part in a brief interview as part of Fortune's Most Powerful Women Next Gen conference on Tuesday, offering those in attendance a lesson in self-confidence she learned as a teenager.

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Yahoo Answers gets its own standalone iOS app

Yahoo Answers gets its own standalone iOS app

Debuted clandestinely on the iOS App Store earlier this year under another name, Yahoo Answers this week launched as a standalone app providing users native access to the popular, if not entirely accurate, Q&A site.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Apple Music student memberships now available in more than 30 regions

Apple Music student memberships now available in more than 30 regions

Apple on Tuesday expanded Apple Music student membership eligibility to include more than 30 markets, with the latest round of additions extending the subscription tier to countries like Canada, China, India and more.

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British MP urges schools to confiscate iPads, says children use tablet to bully

British MP urges schools to confiscate iPads, says children use tablet to bully

A British Conservative Party politician is calling on educators to prohibit the use of, and if necessary confiscate, iPads during daily lessons in a bid to keep students focused on academic pursuits.

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Apple updates Final Cut Pro X with minor bug fixes

Apple updates Final Cut Pro X with minor bug fixes

Apple on Tuesday pushed out a minor update for its premiere video editing tool Final Cut Pro X, addressing library and Paste Attributes issues, among other feature fixes.

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Philips Hue app adds iPad support, 3D Touch widgets for iPhone

Philips Hue app adds iPad support, 3D Touch widgets for iPhone

Philips on Tuesday pushed out an update for its Hue connected lightbulb and accessories controller app, adding iPad support and new home screen widgets for iPhone users running iOS 10.

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Apple hires Wired magazine creative director to design team

Apple hires Wired magazine creative director to design team

Apple is adding a new member to its design team, as Billy Sorrentino, Wired magazine's Head of Creative, on Tuesday announced he will depart the publication to take on an undisclosed role at the Cupertino tech giant.

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