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Topic: General

McDonald's in Chicago is the latest Apple Store copycat - but not the first by far

08/10/2018, 12:08 pm

McDonald's new flagship store is making a clear effort to mimic the Apple Store. AppleInsider takes a look at the plan, and also a takes a look back at Microsoft, Sony, and others who have "borrowed" elements of the Apple Store aesthetic in retail.

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Spotify tests skippable ads for free listeners in Australia

08/10/2018, 10:08 am

In a move that could eventually lure new subscribers away from Apple Music, Spotify is now testing skippable ads for its free ad-based tier.

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Qualcomm, Taiwan reach settlement on $773M antitrust fine

08/10/2018, 08:08 am

The chipmaker is facing one less lawsuit now that it has agreed to invest in Taiwan in exchange for the dismissal of a large fine.

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Doug Field returns to Apple's 'Project Titan' after stint at Tesla

08/10/2018, 12:08 am

Doug Field, who previously worked as a vice president of Mac hardware engineering at Apple, has returned to the Cupertino tech giant after a nearly five-year stint at Tesla to work on the company's secretive automotive initiative.

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Analyst estimates Apple Pay used by 253M people worldwide, 31 percent of iPhone install base

08/09/2018, 05:08 pm

Analyst Gene Munster sees Apple Pay as an increasingly important part of Apple's services category, which has enjoyed record-breaking growth over the past few quarters, estimating the payment solution now has 253 million users worldwide.

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Hands on: Cappuccino news reader for macOS and iOS is gorgeous but no power tool

08/09/2018, 02:08 pm

Cappuccino for Mac and iOS can catch you up on the day's events and fill you in on certain topics you like. AppleInsider tries pressing it into service.

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Samsung Galaxy Home will fight smart speakers from Apple, Amazon & Google

08/09/2018, 12:08 pm

In addition to revealing the Galaxy Note9, one of Samsung's other product announcements on Thursday was the Galaxy Home, the company's first smartspeaker.

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Samsung debuts iPhone X-challenging Galaxy Note 9 with upgraded S Pen, full-day battery & more

08/09/2018, 11:08 am

Samsung on Thursday announced its main competition for this fall's iPhones in the form of the Galaxy Note 9, the latest version of the smartphone often credited for popularizing "phablet" sizes.

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One Summer Chicago students showcase Everyone Can Code projects at Apple store

08/08/2018, 09:08 pm

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was on hand at Apple's flagship Michigan Ave. store Wednesday night, where participants of the One Summer Chicago employment and internship initiative showcased apps built with the Swift programming language.

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Apple explains decision to keep 'Infowars' app on App Store

08/08/2018, 08:08 pm

Apple on Wednesday confirmed a decision to leave conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' Infowars app available for download in the iOS App Store following the removal of his podcast content from other digital platforms including iTunes and Podcasts, saying the app has not violated company guidelines.

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Google Pixel 3 XL leak shows taller notch than iPhone X coupled with big chin

08/08/2018, 12:08 pm

Google is seemingly following the same trend as other Android smartphone producers for the next generation of Pixel devices, a video leak suggests, by copying the iPhone X's use of a notch at the top of the display in a device believed to be the Pixel 3 XL.

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Top five best iPhone apps for travelers

08/08/2018, 11:08 am

If you've got your iPhone, your passport and, okay, also a battery charger, then you're ready to go anywhere. AppleInsider recommends apps for every stage of your journey.

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After being killed by Apple, Palm branded devices coming back from the dead

08/08/2018, 10:08 am

The Palm brand may be revived before the end of this year, with recently discovered filings revealing a smartphone produced by TCL has been provided to regulators for testing, one that uses the Palm name and has the model number "PVG100."

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Magic Leap One mixed reality glasses launch in six U.S. cities

08/08/2018, 08:08 am

Virtual and augmented reality company Magic Leap is starting to ship its mixed reality headset, with the Creator Edition of the Magic Leap One initially being made available in a number of cities across the United States for $2,295.

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First look: GoCube, a smart smartphone-connected puzzle cube

08/07/2018, 12:08 pm

Since the dawn of the iPhone, there have been puzzle cube-solving apps. However, GoCube is looking to combine position-aware cubes with software to not only make learning how to complete the puzzle easier, but also grow the venue for competition between solvers.

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Tim Cook, Eddy Cue made conscious decision to drop Alex Jones podcasts but leave app alone

08/07/2018, 12:08 pm

The decision by Apple to ban content from the controversial conspiracy theorist came straight from Tim Cook and Eddy Cue, leading other tech giants to follow suit.

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Don't wait for Apple - how to get news on your Mac now

08/07/2018, 11:08 am

The Apple News app is coming to macOS Mojave but you can do better right now with tools that are already available. AppleInsider shows you how to bring the headlines to your desktop.

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Safari still leads in mobile browser share, but Facebook's browser is on the rise

08/06/2018, 04:08 pm

A new study shows Safari and Chrome are still dominant on mobile devices, but Facebook is coming on strong to try to claim the mobile crown.

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How to set up Backblaze to back up your Mac, and why you should do it now

08/06/2018, 04:08 pm

You know those backup drives will fail someday -- but online backup services won't. Every minute of every day, your work can be preserved offsite -- and AppleInsider will show you how to start.

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Android 9.0 'Pie' ships on Google Pixel with slow release throughout fall

08/06/2018, 03:08 pm

Google has formally released Android 9, the latest iteration of the mobile operating system, with the company's Pixel line among the first smartphones to be able to install the new software, with Google also revealing the Android version's name: Pie.

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