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Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Apple reportedly eyes office, retail space in Manhattan's Hudson Yards mega-development

Apple reportedly eyes office, retail space in Manhattan's Hudson Yards mega-development

Hudson Yards, an exclusive new neighborhood primed to open on Manhattan's West Side in March, could be the future home of a spacious Apple office and accompanying retail outlet, according to a report late Monday.

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Monday, February 04, 2019

Roku rumored in talks to support Apple's AirPlay 2

Roku rumored in talks to support Apple's AirPlay 2

Apple and Roku are reportedly in negotiations to bring AirPlay 2 to the latter's media streamers, and possibly Roku-based TVs by the likes of Sharp and TCL.

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Apple includes confusing "5G E" AT&T connectivity icon in iOS 12.2 beta

Apple includes confusing

AT&T's controversial move to add a "5G E" connectivity logo to smartphones on its network has seemingly reached the iPhone, with the second beta of iOS 12.2 reportedly displaying the logo on the screen when the iPhone access part of the carrier's "5G Evolution"-based network.

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VideoEverything new in iOS 12.2 beta 2: Animoji, icons, lockscreen tweaks

Everything new in iOS 12.2 beta 2: Animoji, icons, lockscreen tweaks

In beta two of iOS 12.2, Apple hasn't slowed down. There are a number of notable changes from the inaugural beta including new Animoji, updated animations, tweaked lockscreen, and more.

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Hololens creator Avi Bar-Zeev departs Apple's AR headset team

Hololens creator Avi Bar-Zeev departs Apple's AR headset team

Avi Bar-Zeev, a major figure in the augmented reality and virtual reality industry and co-inventor of the Hololens who was reportedly working on Apple's rumored headset, departed the company in January after two and a half years of employment.

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LG launches Mac-ready 31.5-inch 4K monitor with USB-C, HDR 10

LG launches Mac-ready 31.5-inch 4K monitor with USB-C, HDR 10

LG on Monday unveiled the 32UL750-W, a 31.5-inch, 4K LCD monitor with a variety of additional perks, such as USB-C for video and power on connected Macs.

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Feature'AirPods 2' could be a greater health monitoring device than the Apple Watch

'AirPods 2' could be a greater health monitoring device than the Apple Watch

The sheer number of monitoring benefits you can get from a device in your ear means that the forthcoming "AirPods 2" may have a big future in Apple's health plans — and there is still more they may be able to do.

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TipsHow to download your photos now before Flickr deletes them

How to download your photos now before Flickr deletes them

The photo sharing service is cutting back on your storage options and it isn't doing it nicely. AppleInsider shows you how to get your images out of Flickr before the company starts removing them.

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Certified refurbished iPhone X on sale through online Apple Store from $769

Certified refurbished iPhone X on sale through online Apple Store from $769

Apple has started to sell manufacturer-reconditioned versions of the iPhone X through its online store, but while it provides a cheaper alternative to the current-generation iPhone XS, the pricing of the models makes it more expensive to acquire than the newer iPhone XR.

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Apple offers second developer betas of iOS 12.2, watchOS 5.2, tvOS 12.2, macOS 10.14.4 for testing

Apple offers second developer betas of iOS 12.2, watchOS 5.2, tvOS 12.2, macOS 10.14.4 for testing

Apple has pushed out its second round of developer betas to those enrolled in the company's test program, with new second betas of iOS 12.2, macOS Mojave 14.14.4, tvOS 12.2, and watchOS 5.2 now available to download.

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'Star Trek: Discovery' stars sing Rent parody in Carpool Karaoke promo

'Star Trek: Discovery' stars sing Rent parody in Carpool Karaoke promo

The latest episode of Apple's "Carpool Karaoke" features the cast of CBS All Access' "Star Trek: Discovery" serenading the target audience, from the bridge set of the eponymous starship.

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Lowest prices: $150-$225 off every 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Vega graphics

Lowest prices: $150-$225 off every 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Vega graphics

Back by popular demand, Apple authorized reseller Adorama is knocking $150 to $225 off every 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Vega 16 or Vega 20 graphics for a limited time. Plus, Adorama will not collect sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

iOS 12.2 can block Web access to your iPhone's motion sensors

iOS 12.2 can block Web access to your iPhone's motion sensors

Ad agencies are reportedly worried about a change to iOS 12.2 that will allow Safari users to block webpages wanting access to motion sensor data.

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ReviewReview: Zendure SuperTank & SuperPort are the best choices yet for portable power

Review: Zendure SuperTank & SuperPort are the best choices yet for portable power

The Zendure SuperTank is the best battery pack we've ever used. Between the feature set, quality, and the choice and speed of outputs, SuperTank is hands down the unquestionable winner of portable batteries.

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Macintosh-launching '1984' Super Bowl advertisement pitch deck surfaces

Macintosh-launching '1984' Super Bowl advertisement pitch deck surfaces

A newly-published storyboard reveals the imagery used to pitch Apple on what would ultimately become its "1984" Super Bowl ad, teasing the launch of the Macintosh.

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Apple needs blockbuster acquisitions in gaming & video streaming to thrive, claims J.P. Morgan

Apple needs blockbuster acquisitions in gaming & video streaming to thrive, claims J.P. Morgan

To boost Services revenue, Apple should use its cash hoard to try to buy video streaming giant Netflix or video game publisher Activision despite neither being for sale, says analysts with J.P. Morgan.

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Apple Watch Series 4 fall detection summons emergency services, saves elderly man

Apple Watch Series 4 fall detection summons emergency services, saves elderly man

A Norwegian man survived a midnight fall to the floor of his bathroom and skull fractures because the fall detection feature on his Apple Watch Series 4 summoned help.

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Apple might pay teenager who found Group FaceTime surveillance bug

Apple might pay teenager who found Group FaceTime surveillance bug

An Apple executive has reportedly suggested that the 14-year-old who discovered the Group FaceTime surveillance exploit would be rewarded by the company's bug bounty program.

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Microsoft's Xbox Live coming to third-party iPhone and iPad games

Microsoft's Xbox Live coming to third-party iPhone and iPad games

Microsoft's Xbox Live online platform — originally limited to its namesake consoles — should soon come to a variety of third-party games on other hardware, including iPhones and iPads.

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Apple will return to $1 trillion valuation with video & services bundle, says Morgan Stanley

Apple will return to $1 trillion valuation with video & services bundle, says Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley's Katy Huberty suspects that a comprehensive media bundle including Apple's video offering and a rumored News subscription service will continue to drive Services forward, and return the company to a $1 trillion valuation.

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EditorialApple, Google have apologized for privacy issues but Facebook is just sorry they got caught

Apple, Google have apologized for privacy issues but Facebook is just sorry they got caught

Apple's shutting down all of Facebook's internal apps seemed like a big deal, but it's just business as usual for the social media company — violate agreements and trust, get caught, find another way to do the same thing and move on.

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The first MFi USB-C to Lightning cable is up for pre-order, $3 cheaper than Apple's

The first MFi USB-C to Lightning cable is up for pre-order, $3 cheaper than Apple's

Accessory producer Anker has opened preorders for its first USB-C to Lightning cables, giving iOS device owners a slightly cheaper alternative to Apple's own cable that can be used to charge iPhones and iPads.

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Sunday, February 03, 2019

Apple crime blotter: Roger Stone's iCloud, a Siri school shooting threat, and Find My iPhone solves a kidnapping

Apple crime blotter: Roger Stone's iCloud, a Siri school shooting threat, and Find My iPhone solves a kidnapping

Roger Stone is a big Apple user — and that may be a problem for him, given that Apple has handed over data from his iCloud account in accordance with a warrant. That and more, in the latest Apple-related crime roundup.

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Saturday, February 02, 2019

VideoApple's rumored gaming subscription could be a big change for mobile gaming

Apple's rumored gaming subscription could be a big change for mobile gaming

The suggestion that Apple could launch a subscription service for gaming is an interesting proposition, but is there much weight to the idea? AppleInsider examines ways the service could exist, and whether the rumors make sense at all.

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Friday, February 01, 2019

Apple rumored to sell Apple TV 4K, HomePod at cost

Apple rumored to sell Apple TV 4K, HomePod at cost

Shedding light on Apple's hardware pricing strategy, and offering a glimpse into the company's push into services, blogger John Gruber claims the tech giant sells the current generation Apple TV 4K at cost and the HomePod at a loss.

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Apple removes Siri team lead as part of AI strategy shift

Apple removes Siri team lead as part of AI strategy shift

Apple executive Bill Stasior, who has led the Siri team since joining the company in 2012, has been removed as head of the project in a sweeping strategy shift favoring long-term research over incremental updates, according to a report on Friday.

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Chinese iPhone sales up following price cuts on local shopping sites

Chinese iPhone sales up following price cuts on local shopping sites

Apple is already lowering iPhone prices in China and seeing some return on the tactic, at least according to two online retailers.

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ReviewReview: Thunderbolt 3 Akitio Node Lite & Intel Optane 905P SSD delivers sustained blistering speed

Review: Thunderbolt 3 Akitio Node Lite & Intel Optane 905P SSD delivers sustained blistering speed

There isn't much in the way of storage that can touch the maximum speed that Thunderbolt 3 can deliver and keep pushing the data at that speed, but the Akitio Node Lite with Intel Optane SSD and Thunderbolt 3 comes very close — without thermal slowdown.

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Foxconn says Wisconsin facility will do both manufacturing and R&D

Foxconn says Wisconsin facility will do both manufacturing and R&D

Foxconn's $10 billion facility in Wisconsin will handle both manufacturing and research, the company said on Friday, trying to staunch controversy over statements it made earlier this week.

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Apple agrees to bend to Russian law and store user data on local servers

Apple agrees to bend to Russian law and store user data on local servers

Apple will at last comply with a 2014 Russian law requiring data on citizens to be stored on local servers — something that could affect both Apple and the country's political dissidents.

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iOS 11 users unable to reach App Store, Apple Music, or iTunes

iOS 11 users unable to reach App Store, Apple Music, or iTunes

Apple on Friday confirmed that some people are encountering problems reaching the App Store, Apple Music, and iTunes if they're using an iPhone or iPad with iOS 11.

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Apple's 'How to take an ECG' video teaches how to use the feature on an Apple Watch Series 4

Apple's 'How to take an ECG' video teaches how to use the feature on an Apple Watch Series 4

Apple has published a new video to its YouTube account teaching people how to use the Apple Watch Series 4's ECG feature, with the brief video detailing all of the steps required to perform the measurement on the wearable device.

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EditorialMicrosoft is the Official Laptop sponsor of Super Bowl LIII — with a tablet

Microsoft is the Official Laptop sponsor of Super Bowl LIII — with a tablet

Microsoft's latest Super Bowl campaign calls the Surface a laptop, but the company shifts definitions of what it is when it suits them. It's always been very careful to compare its tablets against Apple's laptops whenever possible, for instance, but that's gone now Microsoft has seemingly decided the NFL audience is more likely to buy a laptop.

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Group FaceTime bug fix arriving in iOS update week of Feb. 4

Group FaceTime bug fix arriving in iOS update week of Feb. 4

Apple has advised it has repaired a security hole in Group FaceTime that allowed users to listen in to others without their permission on its servers, with a software update to address the issue on iPhones and iPads arriving in the next week.

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Comcast appears to be skipping Apple TV Xfinity app in favor of Roku

Comcast appears to be skipping Apple TV Xfinity app in favor of Roku

Comcast is sidestepping development of an Apple TV app for Xfinity TV customers in favor of its plans for Roku boxes and technology based on Sky's Now TV service, a report claimed on Friday.

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FeatureFacebook, Google, and Apple in the spotlight for security issues on the AppleInsider Podcast

Facebook, Google, and Apple in the spotlight for security issues on the AppleInsider Podcast

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William debate how we're going to reveal all our personal details to Facebook now that Apple has gone and spoiled the fun.

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Spies want to use exploits similar to Group FaceTime bug for eavesdropping

Spies want to use exploits similar to Group FaceTime bug for eavesdropping

The recently-discovered Group FaceTime bug that allowed people to eavesdrop on other people without their permission has been worked around, and a fix is coming, but the UK's surveillance agency wants to use flaws like it as a feature, in order to more easily spy on targets.

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Apple commemorating Heart Month with Apple Watch activity challenge, events in stores

Apple commemorating Heart Month with Apple Watch activity challenge, events in stores

As February is Heart Month, Apple will not just have an activity challenge to mark it, but it will have heart health events in Apple Stores in San Francisco, Chicago, and New York.

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TipsHow to stream Super Bowl LIII on your iPhone, iPad or Apple TV

How to stream Super Bowl LIII on your iPhone, iPad or Apple TV

If you're a football fan looking to catch the Rams play the Patriots for the trophy on Feb. 3, there are a few options for watching on Apple devices without firing up a Web browser.

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Thursday, January 31, 2019