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Topic: General

Intel's newly launched 8th-generation processors could power refreshed MacBook and MacBook Air

08/28/2018, 05:08 pm

Intel has revealed a collection of six U-series and Y-series processors in its 8th-generation lineup, with the group of notebook-oriented processors touting low operating temperatures and Gigabit Wi-Fi speeds, making them good candidates for use in a future MacBook or MacBook Air.

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Apple now offers 30-minute one-on-one phone sessions to teach Photos editing

08/28/2018, 04:08 pm

Apple has silently started offering U.S. customers a chance to talk to a "Photos expert" for 30 minutes as a way of getting familiar with the app's editing tools, whether on a Mac, iPhone, or iPad.

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Apple issues AirPort Express firmware update adding support for AirPlay 2

08/28/2018, 03:08 pm

Apple has quietly released a firmware update to the now-discontinued AirPort Express product line, introducing support for AirPlay 2 to the router ahead of the expected public release of iOS 12 this fall.

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Samsung's Thunderbolt 3 Portable SSD X5 boasts high read and write speeds

08/28/2018, 10:08 am

Samsung has launched the Portable SSD X5, the first NVMe-based external drive of its type from the company, with the compact storage device boasting high transfer speeds thanks to its Thunderbolt 3 connectivity and fast memory.

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Apple researching refinements to sunroofs, seating for 'Project Titan' car

08/28/2018, 09:08 am

While Apple's self-driving vehicle fleet is the most prominent element of its "Project Titan" research, the company is still working on other areas of the car, including improving the safety of passengers in a vehicle and a sunroof of its own design.

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GlobalFoundries drops push for next-gen 7nm semiconductor tech

08/27/2018, 07:08 pm

California chip firm announces a halt to its development of 7-nanometer fabrication technology, leaving Apple partner TSMC and rival Samsung as the only remaining players in the space.

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How to use Apple's Keynote on the Mac and iPad to prepare compelling presentations

08/27/2018, 02:08 pm

AppleInsider looks at the little-used extra tools in Keynote that make creating presentations faster, clearer and more powerful.

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Apple Music beta reveals support for Android Auto is on the way

08/27/2018, 12:08 pm

Subscribers of Apple Music may soon get the chance to listen to music through the streaming service via Android Auto, after the discovery that a beta for the Android version of the app enables support for Google's competitor to Apple's CarPlay.

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Apple part of industry group lobbying for comprehensive US federal privacy law

08/27/2018, 10:08 am

A group of which Apple is a key member is "aggressively" lobbying the Trump administration and others in pursuit of a federal privacy law, with the goal of shortcircuiting a California law and creating something corporate-friendly, according to a report.

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Opposition to new Apple campus emerges in North Carolina's Research Triangle

08/27/2018, 10:08 am

Apple's new campus in the North Carolina Research Triangle, considered a "done deal" months ago, remains uncertain, and a new report finds some opposition in the area to the potential project.

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Sprint staff portal poorly secured, allowed for easy SIM swapping attack

08/27/2018, 09:08 am

"Weak passwords" are being blamed for a security breach at wireless carrier Sprint, which could have set up users for an attack allowing for phone number theft and transfer.

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Apple donates $1M to Kerala flood relief efforts

08/26/2018, 01:08 am

After opening iTunes' donation mechanism earlier this week to help victims of the Kerala floods in India, Apple on Saturday pledged 70,000,000 Indian Rupees (about $1 million) to support Mercy Corps efforts in the region.

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This week on AI: Apple's iPhone event on the horizon, a new Mac mini & more

08/25/2018, 12:08 am

Faint drums are already beating in the distance for Apple's September iPhone event, but this week rumors also emerged about a long-awaited Mac mini refresh, along with plans for lower-cost MacBooks.

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Apple worried about constitutional changes in considering North Carolina campus

08/25/2018, 12:08 am

Apple, though interested in putting a new campus in the state, is concerned about North Carolina politicians "meddling with constitutional amendments for political influence," according to one report.

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Apps & developers hit by day-long Apple CloudKit outage

08/24/2018, 06:08 pm

Apple's CloudKit service is in the middle of an extended outage, causing headaches both for developers and people using apps that depend on iCloud for sync and storage.

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Verizon lifts data caps for California firefighters, Hurricane Lane responders

08/24/2018, 02:08 pm

After swirling controversy about data caps being imposed on emergency responders, Verizon has apologized and will remove restrictions on first responders in California as well as Hawaii, while offering a new plan.

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How to find Apple's Numbers power spreadsheet features behind the simplicity

08/24/2018, 12:08 pm

Numbers is still seen as a lite version of Excel but Apple's spreadsheet is exceptionally powerful -- it just keeps as much of that power hidden away as it can. AppleInsider adds up all the time-saving benefits that are just a click away.

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Personal data of two million customers swiped in T-Mobile breach

08/24/2018, 08:08 am

T-Mobile has confirmed it is the victim of a server breach where attackers accessed customer data, with the recently-discovered intrusion involving personal data potentially affecting as many as two million users of the major U.S. carrier.

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Apple poached 'scores' of Tesla employees in recent months, but not all go to 'Project Titan'

08/23/2018, 06:08 pm

Apple appears to have stepped up its poaching activities involving Tesla employees over the past few months, luring away manufacturing, security and software engineers, and supply chain experts to work on the "Project Titan" self-driving car initiative and other products, according to a new report.

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Lisa Brennan-Jobs details life with Steve In interview promoting memoir

08/23/2018, 05:08 pm

The daughter of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs and namesake of the Lisa computer continued to promote her new memoir this week in an interview, talking about her complicated relationship with her father -- and why she wishes she could give all of his money to Bill Gates' foundation.

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