A rumor on Monday claims Apple is primed to debut Apple Pay in Ireland later this week, while a separate report notes seven Taiwanese banks recently gained regulatory approval to launch the payments service in Taiwan.
Monday, March 06, 2017
Google search is developing a credibility problem that could be blamed on artificial intelligence. In a statement, the company said its algorithms for generating "featured snippet" answers can cause "instances when we feature a site with inappropriate or misleading content," resulting in false answers. However, Google is also the source—and funding—behind much of the fake news on the Internet, thanks to a similar lack of curation for YouTube.
Apple does offer a Podcast app of its own for iOS devices, but for most people, a third-party app is probably where it's at. Here's how to use one of the more popular options, Overcast, on your iPhone.
Sport bands for the Apple Watch continue to be a taxable accessory in the United Kingdom, after a tax tribunal ruled the strap should not be exempt from import duty, despite Apple's insistence it is an essential part that allows many of the wearable device's functions to work.
If you're among the first to buy the new Nintendo Switch game console, there's an added benefit you can easily take advantage of: The system's wireless controllers are fully supported by Apple's macOS.
Adobe on Monday released updates to the iPhone and iPad versions of Lightroom, making various enhancements including the addition of "Authentic HDR," a new shooting mode.
Apple has revealed the process to garner a scholarship to the 2017 World Wide Developer's Conference, and is requiring applicants to create a short scene in Swift Playgrouns to attract the interest of the judges.
ExclusiveKiller Deals: Save $150 to $390 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 $150 and $390 on 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.
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was originally resistant to the idea of the Genius Bar, now a signature feature of every Apple store, former retail head Ron Johnson said in a recent podcast.
Fitbit on Monday revealed the Alta HR, an upgrade of its more fashion-oriented fitness tracker, plus plans to update the software on two of its other devices with better sleep tracking.
Long-time accessory maker is looking to widen its involvement into the home automation and "internet of things" marketplaces, rather than throwing in as a development partner solely with Apple, Amazon, or Google.
A version of the iPhone 6 that includes 32 gigabytes of storage has resurfaced in another country, with Amazon exclusively selling the smartphone in India from Monday, following similar sales in China and Taiwan offering the device with the new storage capacity.
Deals: 2016 13" MacBook Pro for $1,349; $70 off 128GB 9.7" iPad Pros; $150 off 13" Touch Bar MacBook Pro
While supplies last, B&H is knocking $150 off Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro with function keys in Space Gray. Or pick up a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar for $1,649 after coupon. Apple's 128GB 9.7-inch iPad Pro (Wi-Fi Only) is also $629.
Two firms, Interflex and Samsung Electro-Mechanics, are reportedly boosting their spending on production of flexible printed circuit boards (FPCBs) specifically for Apple's upcoming iPhones, including the "iPhone 8," which should be the first iPhone with an OLED screen.
A new battery technology has been developed by a team led by the original creator of lithium-ion battery, promising safer batteries that can hold three times as much power — and charge in minutes, rather than hours.
Sunday, March 05, 2017
Thinking about the future of Apple's Macintosh becomes more realistic when grounded in facts. It's no accident that several Mac models have not been updated in many months, but it's also true that Apple faces real constraints in dramatically expanding its Mac sales. Here's a look at what's involved, and what's possible for the future of Apple's graphical mouse-based computing platform.
The latest drone footage of Apple Park shot in early March shows significant landscaping progress in only a few days, and emphasizes the enormity of the campus in comparison to the surrounding neighborhood.
This year's top-of-the-line iPhone — typically nicknamed the "iPhone 8" — will sport a 5.8-inch OLED screen, Japan's Nikkei said on Sunday as it switched course and backed up similar rumors.
Small improvements to the latest version of the long-running Fantastical aim to keep the app best in class — AppleInsider checks to see if the modifications add up to anything.
Saturday, March 04, 2017
An update to the Apple Germany webpage revealed that the previously rumored second Cologne Apple store will open in Schildergasse on March 25.
ReviewAudeze's Lightning-connected iSine 10 planar magnetic headphones are the best in-ear set we've ever heard
Almost everything about Audeze's iSine 10 headphones is audacious: the technology, the ambition, the appearance, and the sound itself. On paper they shouldn't work, but in practice they are some of the best sounding compact in-ear headphones money can buy.
This week on AI: To USB-C or not to USB-C, Apple's Hollywood recruiting, massive Amazon outage & more
Rumors this week suggested that Apple's new iPhones will use some form of USB-C technology, and that the company is looking to recruit Hollywood film and TV producers for ends unknown. Legal battles, a huge Amazon outage and more contributed to an eventful few days.
Friday, March 03, 2017
FeatureFirst look: Nintendo's iPad-like Switch hybrid game console launches, with iOS support on the way
Taking a cue from the touchscreen tablet market kickstarted by Apple's iPad, Nintendo on Friday launched a hybrid home and portable game console. It's set to feature integration with an official Nintendo app for iOS, though it is not yet available at launch.
Apple on Friday released yet another two videos in its ongoing ad campaign for the iPad Pro, using Twitter posts as a springboard to sell different features of the tablet.
Even with Google's powerful search, the company's Keep service is too lightweight for serious use, but AppleInsider squeezes the most out of it that we can.
Apple has shared a pair of commercial spots that aired during the United Kingdom's BRIT Awards last month, with the two ads promoting Apple Music to viewers as a venue to listen to the nominated and winning musical acts featured during the show.
Senior Apple executives have been talking to big-name Hollywood TV and film producers in the past two weeks in a bid to recruit them, a new report claims, as part of what could be a more ambitious video strategy.
Riding off the success of its first self-designed phone, the Pixel, Google is at work on a second-generation model that will continue to challenge Apple's iPhone in the "premium" smartphone market, the company's hardware chief revealed on Friday.
Taiwan Mobile has started to accept pre-orders for a limited-edition release of the iPhone 6, with the Taiwanese carrier offering the gold version to customers on March 10 with 32 gigabytes of storage, a capacity that Apple hasn't offered in western markets.
Competing with first entrant Colorware, new vendor Blackpods is also offering a coloring service for the white Apple AirPods, to allow users to color-coordinate the popular wireless earbuds with the iPhone.
Apple is developing a custom fingerprint sensor for its OLED-based "iPhone 8," and as a result might not begin production of the device until September — well after a July start date for two LCD-based iPhone models, a report claimed on Friday.
This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about USB-C and iOS devices, iPads as computer replacements, and what the definition of "pro" is.
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Apple CEO Tim Cook attends Silicon Valley screening of Al Gore's 'An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power'
Apple CEO Tim Cook took time out of his schedule to attend former vice president and current Apple board member Al Gore's new film, "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power," which was screened for a select audience in Silicon Valley on Thursday.
Bare Bones Software recently announced it has halted development of popular — and free — OS X text and code editor TextWrangler in favor of BBEdit, the company's professional-level HTML and text editor.
Each member of Apple's board of directors recently received an automatic grant of restricted stock units currently worth more than $253,000, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings show.
Spotify on Thursday announced a milestone of 50 million paid Premium subscribers, keeping up a strong lead over its main rival in on-demand music streaming, Apple.
Apple's Macs and iPads have lost significant ground in the U.S. educational market during the last three years, in 2016 slipping to third place behind Chromebooks and Windows devices, according to new research.
Tuesday's major Amazon Web Services outage was caused through human error, the retailer has confirmed, with the downtime that impacted a number of online services, including Apple's, traced back to a single wrongly-entered command performed during debugging.
Apple on Thursday filed a fresh lawsuit against Qualcomm in the U.K., further escalating the legal row between the two tech firms over patent royalties and chip deals.
- Google director hints at advanced Assistant tech coming to Apple's iPhone
- Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts to speak at April's Global Retailing Conference
- How to set up Apple's carrier billing on your iPhone or Mac (where available)
- Apple Watch saw 'best quarter ever' with 4.6M units during holidays, estimate claims
- Apple investigating hide-able, attachable Apple Pencil storage loops
- Apple fulfilling LG UltraFine 5K display orders quicker than expected, some arrive today
- All of Apple's 2017 iPhones will include fast charging via Lightning port, not USB-C
- Apple declares second-gen Apple TV 'obsolete,' halts most hardware support
- Apple Time Capsule lives on with third-party antenna, 5TB hard drive update
- Apple invents futuristic digital scroll-like device with retractable, roll-up display
- Apple updates Home app webpage with new promotional video, design
- Apple among corporations supporting transgender student in Supreme Court case
- iMac Deals: Save $145 to $275 on 27-inch iMac 5K & 21.5-inch iMac 4K desktops with AppleCare plus no tax outside NY & NJ
- Oculus Rift won't support Apple's Mac anytime soon, co-founder says
- Apple shareholders again reject proposal to diversify senior management
- Spotify app prompts hint at $20 lossless audio subscription
- Google's Chromebook Pixel ends up another F for Alphabet
- US federal appeals court tosses $533M Smartflash victory against Apple
- AAPL beats $140 per share in mid-day trading, inches closer to record $775B market cap
- Microsoft adds Google Calendar & Contacts support to Outlook 2016 for Mac
- As Apple invests heavily in AR, Microsoft plans 'mixed reality' support for Xbox, Windows
- Google Meet video conferencing app goes live on iOS, pulled from App Store
- Apple brings carrier billing to Italy, Austria & Singapore, but still no US availability
- With rumors of a 128GB model swirling, Target adjusts inventory of Apple's iPhone SE
- Netflix encoding tool aims to retain video quality on slow 100kbps iPhone mobile data connections
- New Galaxy S8 leak shows high-quality render of Samsung's iPhone competitor
- How to find and watch Facebook Live streaming video with your Apple TV
- Apple supplier Foxconn 'very serious' about bidding for Toshiba's memory business
- Apple Pay Japan gains support for six new credit cards, launches limited time promotion [u]
Wednesday, March 01, 2017