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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Google suspends Huawei's Android license, forces switch to open-source version

Google suspends Huawei's Android license, forces switch to open-source version

Following newly-authorized rules by the Trump administration, Google has reportedly terminated Huawei's Android license, forcing it to move to the Android Open Source Project.

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VideoThe best iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max battery cases

The best iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max battery cases

For a while after the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, there were no choices for battery life-extending cases — but that's all changed. Now, six months after release, what are best battery case options for the pair?

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Hands-OnHands On: PDFpen 11 brings Split View and precision page number positioning to the Mac

Hands On: PDFpen 11 brings Split View and precision page number positioning to the Mac

The new update of both PDFpen and its sister app PDFpenPro turn this into as much of a PDF creator as it is an editor. You can now use word processor-like split views to show different parts of your document, and you have better controls for changing fonts.

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

25,000 Linksys routers are reportedly leaking details of any device that has ever connected to it

25,000 Linksys routers are reportedly leaking details of any device that has ever connected to it

The flaw that may have been leaking data since 2014 reportedly exposes routers that haven't had their default passwords changed, and it can even help lead hackers to physically locate devices and users in the real world.

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Tim Cook tells Tulane University grads that 'my generation has failed you'

Tim Cook tells Tulane University grads that 'my generation has failed you'

Apple's CEO has delivered a commencement speech to students at Tulane University in New Orleans and urged them to do better than his generation, and to be bold in what they try to achieve.

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New price drops deliver the best deals on Apple Watches, Macs, iPads

New price drops deliver the best deals on Apple Watches, Macs, iPads

Steeper markdowns have just been issued on Apple hardware, delivering the lowest prices anywhere on Apple's Mac mini, 2018 MacBook Air, iMac 5K, Series 3 and Series 4 Watches and more.

Steve Jobs' legacy & Apple Park celebrated by Lady Gaga concert

Steve Jobs' legacy & Apple Park celebrated by Lady Gaga concert

As rumored, Lady Gaga christened the new classic Apple logo-themed stage in the center of Apple Park with a concert, celebrating not just the opening of the headquarters, but what founder Steve Jobs did for the arts and the world.

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T-Mobile 'crazy in love' promotion of OnePlus 7 Pro tweeted from iPhone

T-Mobile 'crazy in love' promotion of OnePlus 7 Pro tweeted from iPhone

It was so hard to contain the excitement of having #OfficiallySwitchedtoAndroid that even a media influencer working for T-Mobile forgot to actually use the BKK OnePlus 7 Pro she was "crazy in love with" and instead tweeted out her new device relationship status from her iPhone.

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Friday, May 17, 2019

FeatureHere are the vehicles and receivers with Apple CarPlay announced in 2018 & 2019

Here are the vehicles and receivers with Apple CarPlay announced in 2018 & 2019

Once an expensive niche option — and still that way in some cases — CarPlay is becoming increasingly common on new cars, trucks, and SUVs, as well as aftermarket receivers. Here's a roundup of the intros in 2018 and 2019, the latest being retroactive upgrades for some Lexus models.

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Spotify begins testing 'Car Thing' voice assistant accessory

Spotify begins testing 'Car Thing' voice assistant accessory

In the next few weeks Spotify will begin a U.S. test of its first hardware, an auto accessory offering hands-free music control.

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Apple Music promotes Tyler, The Creator's "Igor" with tickets to live performance and stream

Apple Music promotes Tyler, The Creator's

Apple Music will be streaming a performance of Tyler, The Creator's new album "Igor" on May 22, with the music streaming service promoting the album by offering free tickets to see the artist perform live in a show in Los Angeles.

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ReviewReview: 5.11's AMP24 backpack can take your Mac or iPad into the brush

Review: 5.11's AMP24 backpack can take your Mac or iPad into the brush

5.11's AMP24 backpack is more concentrated on outdoor adventures — or even combat — than on carrying MacBooks and iPads to the office, but it could also be the last one you ever need.

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VideoHow to make Google automatically delete the data it stores about you [u]

How to make Google automatically delete the data it stores about you [u]

Google has now begun to roll out its new feature that lets you limit how long it saves information about you. Here's how to use it.

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TipsHow to turn Macs and iPhones into the best and fastest research tools

How to turn Macs and iPhones into the best and fastest research tools

There's a reason why so many college students use Macs and iPads. While you need to prepare carefully, and you need certain apps and tools, these devices are superb for research projects.

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Lady Gaga rumored to play Apple Park's formal opening event

Lady Gaga rumored to play Apple Park's formal opening event

Perhaps signaling the financial muscle Apple brings to bear, rumors claim that pop superstar Lady Gaga will sing for the formal opening of Apple Park this weekend.

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Apple launches UK-only 'Behind the Mac' page promoting Mac music making

Apple launches UK-only 'Behind the Mac' page promoting Mac music making

In a slightly unusual move Apple has launched a new U.K.-only promo page, "Behind the Mac," selling people on Macs for all stages of music production.

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'Minecraft Earth' brings AR-based block gaming to iOS this summer

'Minecraft Earth' brings AR-based block gaming to iOS this summer

Minecraft is the latest franchise to make the transition to augmented reality, with the announcement Minecraft Earth will give players the ability to build block structures in their own back yard using an iPhone or iPad, starting with a closed beta commencing this summer.

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TipsHow to delete all the audio recordings that Amazon Echo's Alexa has been making of you

How to delete all the audio recordings that Amazon Echo's Alexa has been making of you

Every time you call out 'Alexa' — or your Echo thinks you have — you get recorded and those audio snippets are kept. Here's how to delete them and why Amazon says you shouldn't.

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'Call of Duty: Mobile' beta goes live in India, expanding over 'coming months'

'Call of Duty: Mobile' beta goes live in India, expanding over 'coming months'

Activision has opened up pre-registrations for "Call of Duty: Mobile," a free-to-play version of the popular first-person shooter for iOS and Android, developed with help from China's Tencent.

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'Over the Rainbow' composer's estate sues Apple & others over 'pirated' music sales

'Over the Rainbow' composer's estate sues Apple & others over 'pirated' music sales

Apple and a large number of tech companies have become the subject of a new music lawsuit, with the estate of "The Wizard of Oz" track "Over the Rainbow" composer Harold Arlen accusing the firms of creating a "music piracy operation" that distributes unlicensed and unauthorized versions of copyrighted songs.

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FeatureHuawei under pressure, pushing down on Intel, ZombieLoad and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

Huawei under pressure, pushing down on Intel, ZombieLoad and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William is back to talk about Zombieload, Zombieland, Huawei, Intel and 5G.

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EditorialEditorial: Why is privacy-minded Apple putting its new TV app on smart TVs notorious for spying on users?

Editorial: Why is privacy-minded Apple putting its new TV app on smart TVs notorious for spying on users?

Apple has worked to make user privacy and data security primary features it promotes in its products and platforms. So why is the company porting its new TV App to smart TVs and streaming devices from Samsung, Amazon, LG, Roku and others that are notorious for spying on users and collecting data about their viewing behaviors? Here's a look.

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Japan's Seven-Eleven stores will sell Apple's own iPhone accessories

Japan's Seven-Eleven stores will sell Apple's own iPhone accessories

The majority of Japan's 20,925-strong chain of Seven-Eleven convenience stores will stock official Apple iPhone accessories including cables, power adapters and EarPods.

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US cellular carriers say stopped sale of customer location data to third parties

US cellular carriers say stopped sale of customer location data to third parties

Major U.S. cellular carriers recently confirmed to the Federal Communications Commission that they have, for the most part, stopped selling customer geolocation data to third-party aggregators, a questionable practice first discovered a year ago.

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Apple redesigns Investor Relations webpage, incorporates Newsroom feed

Apple redesigns Investor Relations webpage, incorporates Newsroom feed

Apple on Thursday pushed out a redesign for its Investor Relations webpage that provides easy access to current and historical financial data, and integrates a live feed from the company's Newsroom.

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Post-holiday, the iPhone installed base appears to have grown by 2 percent

Post-holiday, the iPhone installed base appears to have grown by 2 percent

Apple's growth rate of the install base of active iPhones is flattening a bit in the US, analysis from CIRP claims, with the number of iPhones in use estimated to have grown 2% between the start of January and the end of March.

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ExclusiveKiller deals: Save up to $650 on Apple's latest 13-inch MacBook Pro and 15-inch MacBook Pro

Killer deals: Save up to $650 on Apple's latest 13-inch MacBook Pro and 15-inch MacBook Pro

Extended for a limited time only, Apple authorized reseller Adorama is knocking hundreds off quad-core Mid 2018 13-inch MacBook Pros, as well as six-core 15-inch MacBook Pros with our exclusive coupon. These discounts are on top of Apple's recent price drops on 2TB and 4TB models, potentially savings shoppers up to $1,150 compared to Q1 pricing.

VideoCompared: Google's Pixel 3a XL vs. Apple's iPhone 7 Plus

Compared: Google's Pixel 3a XL vs. Apple's iPhone 7 Plus

Google's Pixel 3a XL can't compete from a performance standpoint with anything Apple has released from the last two years. It is more similar in silicon, and price, to the three year old iPhone 7 Plus, so which one should you pick up?

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Samsung Galaxy S10 5G now on sale via Verizon, but can only use 5G network in two cities

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G now on sale via Verizon, but can only use 5G network in two cities

Samsung's first 5G-compatible smartphone, the Galaxy S10 5G, is finally going on sale in the United States on Verizon, but prospective owners will only be able to use the new connectivity speeds in parts of just two cities for the moment: Chicago and Minneapolis.

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Apple highlights iPhone-based photography of Rachael Short for Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Apple highlights iPhone-based photography of Rachael Short for Global Accessibility Awareness Day

To mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day on Thursday, Apple has profiled Rachael Short, a quadriplegic photographer in California, who expresses herself visually by taking shots on her iPhone XS, pared down from her previous use of multiple cameras.

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Former Apple retail head Angela Ahrendts joins Airbnb's board of directors

Former Apple retail head Angela Ahrendts joins Airbnb's board of directors

Apple's recently-exited retail VP, Angela Ahrendts, on Thursday joined the board of directors for home rental giant Airbnb.

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Apple could have used pinhole-sized sensors in display to keep Touch ID on the iPhone X

Apple could have used pinhole-sized sensors in display to keep Touch ID on the iPhone X

Before the introduction of the iPhone X and Face ID, Apple was considering ways to implement Touch ID on a smartphone without using an externally visible fingerprint reader, with one technique involving a series of pinholes in the display panel that could allow a fingerprint to be captured through the screen.

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Apple facing renewed boycott efforts in China following trade war escalation

Apple facing renewed boycott efforts in China following trade war escalation

The increase in tensions between the United States and China in its ongoing trade war, as well as restrictions against Huawei, is fueling anti-US sentiments in China, prompting more online calls from critics of the political maneuvers to boycott Apple products.

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Apple Developer Academy in Naples opens up 2019 applications

Apple Developer Academy in Naples opens up 2019 applications

The Apple Developer Academy at the University of Federico II in Naples, Italy has opened up its annual applications, though there are just 400 spots available for a year's worth of free training.

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Global Accessibility Awareness Day commemorated on Apple's homepage

Global Accessibility Awareness Day commemorated on Apple's homepage

Global Accessibility Awareness Day is May 16, and Apple has chosen to mark the occasion with a big section on the front page highlighting features in Apple's products.

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AirPlay 2 comes to DTS Play-Fi gear, Arcam & McIntosh first supporting brands

AirPlay 2 comes to DTS Play-Fi gear, Arcam & McIntosh first supporting brands

Devices compatible with DTS's Play-Fi multi-room wireless audio standard are now beginning to support Apple's AirPlay 2, according to an announcement.

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Huawei faces dual US bans, Dutch accusations of carrier backdoor

Huawei faces dual US bans, Dutch accusations of carrier backdoor

The U.S. government has leveled a dual blow against China's Huawei, both blocking it from acquiring American technology and preventing American telecoms firms from using Huawei equipment.

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Apple says these Macs may not be patched for future vulnerabilities similar to 'ZombieLoad'

Apple says these Macs may not be patched for future vulnerabilities similar to 'ZombieLoad'

Several pre-2011 Macs could still be vulnerable to "ZombieLoad"-like security exploits, and Apple can't fix that because Intel won't release the necessary microcode updates.

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Apple overtakes Berkshire Hathaway to retake third on Fortune 500 list

Apple overtakes Berkshire Hathaway to retake third on Fortune 500 list

Apple has regained its position of third place on the Fortune 500 list of companies following a brief slip in 2017, with the iPhone maker also identified as the most profitable company on the list in 2018, a title it has managed to hold onto for five years in a row.

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