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Thursday, November 14, 2019

EditorialApple's new 16-inch MacBook Pro reveals its future direction

Apple's new 16-inch MacBook Pro reveals its future direction

Apple's decision to radically redesign its largest and most powerful MacBook Pro just six months after its last refresh tells us a lot about how the company plans its hardware strategy and what factors drive its engineering.

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Logitech's Circle 2 now supports Apple's HomeKit Secure Video

Logitech's Circle 2 now supports Apple's HomeKit Secure Video

Logitech has announced today that all Circle 2 cameras working with HomeKit can now be converted via a beta firmware update to support HomeKit Secure Video.

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TipsHow to use Apple's trade-in program to get a discounted iPhone

How to use Apple's trade-in program to get a discounted iPhone

Trading in last year's iPhone is a good way to save some money on a new one — except that at first, it doesn't save you anything at all. Then whether you're going to trade it in at Apple or somewhere else, are steps you need to take to get your iPhone ready.

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Apple launches new women's health, hearing, & heart and movement studies

Apple launches new women's health, hearing, & heart and movement studies

After an initial announcement in September at the iPhone 11 launch event, Apple and its research partners have opened up a trio of studies for participants with an Apple Watch and an iPhone utilizing the new Research app — Heart and Movement, Women's Health, and Hearing Studies.

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Apple's 'iRing,' AR headset resurface in Augmented Reality filings

Apple's 'iRing,' AR headset resurface in Augmented Reality filings

In a trio of new patents about Augmented Reality, Apple reveals that it is continuing to work on using a smart ring to help with detecting a user's motion, as well as new systems for playing relevant audio, and positioning virtual objects in the real world.

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Deals: Save up to $438 on Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro; 15-inch MacBook Pro falls to $1,999

Deals: Save up to $438 on Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro; 15-inch MacBook Pro falls to $1,999

For a limited time, grab triple-digit discounts on Apple's brand new 16-inch MacBook Pro. Announced today, the 16-inch MacBook Pro is now up to $438 off, plus $50 off AppleCare at time of purchase, setting the bar for the lowest prices on the stunning devices. Meanwhile, B&H has slashed the price of Apple's 2019 15-inch MacBook Pro to just $1,999 while supplies last.

Future versions of Apple's Siri may interpret your emotions

Future versions of Apple's Siri may interpret your emotions

Future versions of Apple's Siri may go beyond voice recognition to enhance accuracy, taping into FaceTime cameras in the company's devices to simultaneously analyze facial reactions and emotions as users engages in dialog with the voice assistant.

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Apple Music, News+, Apple TV+ bundle being considered for 2020 release

Apple Music, News+, Apple TV+ bundle being considered for 2020 release

A new report claims that Apple is telling media publishers that it may bundle services if it so chooses — which could potentially cut back on what is being paid out.

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Amazon-owned Woot knocks $640 to $970 off 2018 MacBook Pros today only

Amazon-owned Woot knocks $640 to $970 off 2018 MacBook Pros today only

Amazon-owned Woot is shaving up to $970 off refurbished 2018 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros during its latest flash sale. Prices start at just $1,159.99 while supplies last.

Senators pile on Goldman Sachs over alleged Apple Card bias, bank to offer shared household credit line

Senators pile on Goldman Sachs over alleged Apple Card bias, bank to offer shared household credit line

Democratic senator and U.S. presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday chided Apple Card financial partner Goldman Sachs over the firm's response to claims that its algorithms introduce a credit limit bias against women.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

ExclusiveKiller deal: Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro drops to $1,399 ($400 off)

Killer deal: Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro drops to $1,399 ($400 off)

Apple deals continue to roll in, with the latest markdown knocking $400 off Apple's Mid 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro. Now just $1,399, this special price on the quad-core notebook is available only at AppleInsider.

Apple's new 16-inch MacBook Pro is built to blaze through pro workflows

Apple's new 16-inch MacBook Pro is built to blaze through pro workflows

Apple continues to deliver on its commitment to Mac professionals in 2019 with the Wednesday debut of the 16-inch MacBook Pro. The new high-performance model is designed to replace the company's legacy 15-inch MacBook Pro at existing price points, while delivering a larger, enhanced display, a new a Magic Keyboard, superior sound, and Intel Coffee Lake processors in a package tuned for developers, video editors, photographers, and other professional creative workflows.

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Apple Music Replay aggregates users' top-played songs of the year

Apple Music Replay aggregates users' top-played songs of the year

Apple on Wednesday updated Apple Music with a new feature called Replay, providing listeners a dynamically refreshed, dedicated hub for their top-played tracks of 2019 and beyond.

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Construction of baby doll 'Jericho' teased in latest 'Servant' trailer

Construction of baby doll 'Jericho' teased in latest 'Servant' trailer

Apple continued to advertise for its upcoming original series "Servant" on Wednesday with a teaser trailer showing the construction of "Jericho," a doll that plays a central role in the thriller.

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Counterfeit iPhone, iPad trafficking scheme cost Apple more than $6M

Counterfeit iPhone, iPad trafficking scheme cost Apple more than $6M

Fourteen alleged members of an international criminal organization with ties to China were indicted on Wednesday for their part in a counterfeit iPhone and iPad trafficking scheme that defrauded Apple out of millions of dollars.

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Apple Heart Study demonstrates promise of consumer wearables in medicine, with a few caveats

Apple Heart Study demonstrates promise of consumer wearables in medicine, with a few caveats

Results of Apple's Heart Study, performed in partnership with Stanford University, were published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday, showing Apple Watch can be a valuable tool in the identification of atrial fibrillation.

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Facebook fixes issue that activated iPhone's camera without user knowledge

Facebook fixes issue that activated iPhone's camera without user knowledge

Facebook on Wednesday updated its iOS app to address a flaw that inadvertently enabled a user's camera without their knowledge, a potential security issue first spotted last week.

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Phil Schiller offers scathing critique of Chromebook, calls it 'cheap testing tool'

Phil Schiller offers scathing critique of Chromebook, calls it 'cheap testing tool'

Apple SVP of Marketing Phil Schiller in an interview on Wednesday delivered a devastating take on Google's Chromebook initiative, saying the platform's success in the education market largely owes to its low price and broader institutional testing procedures.

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Apple to launch iPad Pro with 3D sensing, 'iPhone SE 2' in first half of 2020

Apple to launch iPad Pro with 3D sensing, 'iPhone SE 2' in first half of 2020

Apple is on schedule to debut an iPad Pro model with new 3D sensing equipment, as well as a long-rumored iPhone SE follow-up, in the first half of 2020, according to TF Securities Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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Apple Park lunch with Apple CFO Luca Maestri auctioned for charity

Apple Park lunch with Apple CFO Luca Maestri auctioned for charity

Fans of Apple with deep pockets can get a personal meeting with the company's chief financial officer and at the same time make a donation to a good cause, as a charity auction for lunch with Luca Maestri and a tour of the Apple headquarters is now live on Charitybuzz.

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These are the best early Apple Black Friday deals going on right now

These are the best early Apple Black Friday deals going on right now

Shoppers looking to save money on Apple products don't have to wait until Black Friday to pick up the lowest prices of the year on many devices. Get a head start on holiday shopping with these early Apple Black Friday deals going on now, with markdowns on AirPods 2, MacBook Pros, iMacs, new iPads for $299, the Apple Pencil and much more.

AMD details the 16-inch MacBook Pro's Radeon Pro 5000M-series GPUs

AMD details the 16-inch MacBook Pro's Radeon Pro 5000M-series GPUs

AMD has revealed the specifications of the new Radeon Pro 5000M-series GPU options available in the just-launched 16-inch MacBook Pro, with the Radeon Pro 5300M and 5500M offering better graphics performance and an option for up to 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM.

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FeatureSpecs compared: Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro versus the 2019 15-inch MacBook Pro

Specs compared: Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro versus the 2019 15-inch MacBook Pro

Apple has just launched the 16-inch MacBook Pro, one that replaces the 15-inch version of the popular notebook line. AppleInsider pitches the specifications of each against each other to see how much of a difference there is between the two models, aside from screen size.

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Second macOS 10.15.2 beta build released to developers

Second macOS 10.15.2 beta build released to developers

Less than a week after the first build's release, Apple has issued a second beta build of macOS Catalina 10.15.2 to developers for testing.

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Disney+ touts more than 10 million subscribers day after launch

Disney+ touts more than 10 million subscribers day after launch

The new subscription television service from Disney has blown past 10 million subscribers within its first 24 hours of operation.

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VideoApple's new 16-Inch MacBook Pro: Everything you need to know

Apple's new 16-Inch MacBook Pro: Everything you need to know

After months of rumors, the revamped 16-inch MacBook Pro is official. Here is everything you need to know about the new machine.

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The new 16-inch MacBook Pro has the best CPU performance yet — but not by a lot

The new 16-inch MacBook Pro has the best CPU performance yet — but not by a lot

The new 16-inch MacBook Pro is Apple's most powerful notebook computer, with initial CPU benchmarks showing a small performance improvement compared to the the 2019 15-inch MacBook Pro.

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Apple's Phil Schiller discusses 16-inch MacBook Pro keyboard design versus Butterfly

Apple's Phil Schiller discusses 16-inch MacBook Pro keyboard design versus Butterfly

Despite the 16-inch MacBook Pro featuring an all-new Magic Keyboard, Apple executive Phil Schiller says that the controversial Butterfly keyboard will live on.

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Apple's new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR to begin shipping in December

Apple's new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR to begin shipping in December

In addition to launching a new family of 16-inch MacBook Pros, Apple said Wednesday it will narrowly meet a self-imposed deadline for the release of its new Mac Pro professional workstations by making them available for purchase sometime next month.

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Apple AirPods Pro are back on sale at Amazon

Apple AirPods Pro are back on sale at Amazon

Amazon's popular $15 price drop is back on Apple AirPods Pro, with the hot new accessory priced at $234.95 while supplies last. After selling out at the reduced price several times, this special offer might not last long.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Walk, run or wheel 5 kilometers with Apple Watch to earn 2019's Thanksgiving activity badge

Walk, run or wheel 5 kilometers with Apple Watch to earn 2019's Thanksgiving activity badge

Apple's next Apple Watch activity challenge will fall on Thanksgiving, with owners eligible to receive a turkey-themed badge when they complete a 5-kilometer walk, run or wheelchair workout.

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Walmart Grocery customers can use Siri to place online orders with their voice

Walmart Grocery customers can use Siri to place online orders with their voice

Walmart this week announced a new partnership with Apple that integrates the retailer's Voice Order technology with Apple's Siri virtual assistant, granting customers the option of shopping via voice command.

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Tim Cook, President Trump to tour Apple's Texas manufacturing facilities

Tim Cook, President Trump to tour Apple's Texas manufacturing facilities

Apple CEO Tim Cook and President Donald Trump are expected to take a tour of Apple's Texas facilities, with the visit designed to shine a light on companies that create and keep jobs in the U.S.

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HBO ex-CEO Richard Plepler negotiating Apple TV+ content deal

HBO ex-CEO Richard Plepler negotiating Apple TV+ content deal

Apple appears to be on the cusp of signing an Apple TV+ content deal with RLP & Company, helmed by former HBO chief executive Richard Plepler.

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On its own, AirPods could be a $175 billion enterprise

On its own, AirPods could be a $175 billion enterprise

If a private company was performing the way Apple's AirPods are in terms of rapid sales growth in units and revenues with strong margins, it could be valued at $175 billion next year, making it the 32nd largest company in the U.S.

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Apple predicted to launch 16-inch MacBook Pro this week

Apple predicted to launch 16-inch MacBook Pro this week

Apple is again predicted to launch the 16-inch MacBook Pro very soon, possibly Wednesday, with reports claiming the company has started to brief members of the media.

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'Minecraft Earth' early access now available in the US

'Minecraft Earth' early access now available in the US

Microsoft's augmented reality 'Minecraft Earth' is now available to play in early access in the United States, letting you build with your friends on your iPhone or iPad in the real world.

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Facebook Pay launched to challenge Apple Pay for mobile payment supremacy

Facebook Pay launched to challenge Apple Pay for mobile payment supremacy

Social media giant Facebook is rolling out a payment method like Apple Pay to allow users to buy products or services, donate to charity, and send money to each other.

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VideoAll the ways iOS 13 makes AirPods, AirPods Pro, and Beats headphones even better

All the ways iOS 13 makes AirPods, AirPods Pro, and Beats headphones even better

AirPods are extremely popular and Apple continues to update them and make them better by introducing features in iOS. Let's go through all the ways that iOS 13 — and the subsequent updates — have made them even better.

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