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Friday, March 22, 2019

VideoVideo: Everything to expect at Apple's upcoming March 25th event

Video: Everything to expect at Apple's upcoming March 25th event

Now that Apple has, presumably, gotten the big spring hardware announcements out of the way, it's clear that the March 25 event will be all about services. AppleInsider looks at what to expect during Apple's "Its show time" event.

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

VideoTips: How to check on and cancel software and service subscriptions on your iPhone or iPad

Tips: How to check on and cancel software and service subscriptions on your iPhone or iPad

It's very easy to add another cheap subscription if you're want to try out an app or a video service. Before you know it, though, you're paying out a lot of money every month. Here's how to find out what you've subscribed to, through the App Store and what you can do about it.

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Flash deal: Apple Certified Refurbished 12.9-inch iPad Pros are on sale for $549 today only

Flash deal: Apple Certified Refurbished 12.9-inch iPad Pros are on sale for $549 today only

Amazon-owned Woot is delivering the lowest price anywhere on Mid 2017 12.9-inch iPad Pros that are Apple Certified Refurbished and come with a 1-year Apple warranty. This flash deal runs today only and may sell out at any time.

FeatureHere's everything Apple announced this week from AirPods to iMacs

Here's everything Apple announced this week from AirPods to iMacs

In the last seven days, Apple has revamped its iPad Air, iPad mini, iMacs, and AirPods and also introduced new Watch bands as well as iPhone cases. If that wasn't enough, the company has also announced a big update to its entire iWork suite. Here's a round up of all the products Apple has brought out ahead of its March 25 "Its show time" event.

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Apple may reveal a plan for iPhone & iPad game subscriptions at the March 25 event

Apple may reveal a plan for iPhone & iPad game subscriptions at the March 25 event

Apple's March 25 "its show time" event is expected to be largely focused on Services, with a new report claiming that the company may debut a subscription service for paid iPhone and iPad games during the presentation as well.

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Apple CDO Jony Ive discusses AirPods design as new model poised to ship

Apple CDO Jony Ive discusses AirPods design as new model poised to ship

Apple's chief design officer Jony Ive in an interview published Friday offered perspective on why AirPods — like iPod and iPhone before it — has over the past months graduated from popular tech product to pop culture phenomenon.

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Friday, March 22, 2019

Apple mulled distributing original video content on third-party platforms, report says

Apple mulled distributing original video content on third-party platforms, report says

Days before Apple is expected to lift the veil on a hotly anticipated streaming video service, a report on Friday offers a few behind-the-scenes tidbits from the company's Hollywood partners, including speculation that distribution plans for the product may not be finalized.

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ExclusiveApple's new AirPods, iPad Airs, iPad mini and iMacs are up to $120 off with no tax in 48 states

Apple's new AirPods, iPad Airs, iPad mini and iMacs are up to $120 off with no tax in 48 states

More exclusive deals on Apple's latest products continue to roll in as we kick off the weekend. Apple authorized reseller Adorama is knocking $10 off 2019 iPad and AirPods pre-orders — or $5 off the AirPods wireless charging case by itself — delivering the lowest prices anywhere. Discounts on AirPods are extremely hard to come by, especially on a brand-new release, so don't delay in picking up a pair today. Plus, save up to $120 on 2019 iMacs with no tax outside NY and NJ.

Next iPhone rumored to adopt 'Wireless PowerShare' tech for powering other devices, fast USB-C PD charging

Next iPhone rumored to adopt 'Wireless PowerShare' tech for powering other devices, fast USB-C PD charging

Rumors out of Apple's Asian supply chain claim the next iPhone will provide compatibility with Integrated Device Technology's "Wireless PowerShare," enabling the ability to wirelessly charge devices like Apple Watch and AirPods.

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Huawei's CFO probably owns more Apple products than you

Huawei's CFO probably owns more Apple products than you

When Huawei CFO Wanzhou Meng was arrested in December, the one-time heir apparent to the Chinese communications equipment giant and current focus of a U.S. criminal case was carrying an iPhone 7 Plus, iPad Pro and MacBook Air.

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Apple's 2018 iPad Pro to reportedly support Logitech Crayon with next iOS 12 update

Apple's 2018 iPad Pro to reportedly support Logitech Crayon with next iOS 12 update

Apple's next iOS 12 update, expected to debut next week, will reportedly deliver iPad Pro support for Logitech's popular Crayon, making the tilt-sensitive stylus the only device to offer universal compatibility across the sprawling iPad lineup.

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Hulu will not be a part of Apple's video streaming service, report says

Hulu will not be a part of Apple's video streaming service, report says

Although Apple's streaming video platform should offer an assortment of third-party services at launch, Hulu reportedly won't be one of them.

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FeatureHere are some of the best early case options for Apple's 2019 iPad Air

Here are some of the best early case options for Apple's 2019 iPad Air

Apple has a penchant for showing people using "naked" iPads in ads, but we all know the truth — you need some sort of case if your iPad's going anywhere outside of the home or office. Here are some of the better case options for a 2019 iPad Air, whether available now or shipping in the near future.

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Beats gearing up to launch own take on AirPods in April

Beats gearing up to launch own take on AirPods in April

The Apple-owned Beats may be preparing its own take on the AirPods concept, as the luxury headphone brand is reportedly preparing to launch a cord-free version of its eponymous PowerBeats, potentially within the next month.

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Apple's Tim Cook tours China, meets with Vice Premier ahead of March 25 event

Apple's Tim Cook tours China, meets with Vice Premier ahead of March 25 event

Apple CEO Tim Cook visited Beijing this week, touring businesses and local landmarks, as well as meeting with China's Vice Premier Sun Chunlan.

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AT&T's '5G E' network not faster than 4G on T-Mobile & Verizon

AT&T's '5G E' network not faster than 4G on T-Mobile & Verizon

AT&T's controversial "5G E" network — really rebranded 4G LTE — may actually be slower than Verizon and T-Mobile's LTE networks, a newly-published study says.

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Premium channel providers don't know full plan for Apple's video service

Premium channel providers don't know full plan for Apple's video service

Media companies that have signed up to offer their services through Apple's soon-to-launch video service are apparently still in the dark about what exactly Apple will reveal, JP Morgan claims, but apparently the amount Apple will pay will be on a par with other similar services.

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Apple's video service needs to hit Android & desktop to impact revenue, says Macquarie

Apple's video service needs to hit Android & desktop to impact revenue, says Macquarie

Apple's video streaming service will be a "large-scale newcomer" to the market, but it needs to come to Android and Smart TVs to move the financial needle, says Macquarie.

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FeatureHere's a look at the TV shows that Apple may showcase on March 25

Here's a look at the TV shows that Apple may showcase on March 25

Apple is poised to reveal its first high-budget TV shows at a March 25 press event, inaugurating its new streaming video service. AppleInsider has been keeping track of them all, updated March 22 with the first set photos from a morning show drama starring Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carell, and Jennifer Aniston.

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First 'Apple Music Live' event coming to Milan's Piazza Liberty on March 28

First 'Apple Music Live' event coming to Milan's Piazza Liberty on March 28

Apple on Friday announced a new "Apple Music Live" series of concerts, beginning with a program at the company's Piazza Liberty store in Milan, Italy.

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Apple Music chief says record-breaking album 'pre-adds' herald of how music industry needs to adapt

Apple Music chief says record-breaking album 'pre-adds' herald of how music industry needs to adapt

An album by Billie Eilish that has set records has demonstrated how the relationship between music streaming services and artists has changed, an interview with Apple Music worldwide chief Oliver Schusser and Interscope executive Steve Berman reveals, with "pre-adds" for albums becoming an important metric for performance.

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Apple Music's 'Browse' tab refreshed with new look, wider playlist selections

Apple Music's 'Browse' tab refreshed with new look, wider playlist selections

Apple has tweaked the "Browse" tab of Apple Music on iTunes and iOS, providing users easy access to the "Daily Top 100" playlists.

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FeatureNew iPads, iMacs, and AirPods, plus what to expect on Apple's March 25 event on the AppleInsider Podcast

New iPads, iMacs, and AirPods, plus what to expect on Apple's March 25 event on the AppleInsider Podcast

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Apple has announced a huge amount of new hardware including new iMacs, iPads, and AirPods — but all eyes are on the March 25 "Its show time" event.

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Apple's AirPower charging mat launching 'in late March,' possibly in large quantities

Apple's AirPower charging mat launching 'in late March,' possibly in large quantities

Apple's long-delayed AirPower wireless charger is just around the corner, launching "in late March," a rumor claimed on Friday.

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EditorialEditorial: Another F for Alphabet: Google's Android Wear OS still 'half baked' after five years of trying

Editorial: Another F for Alphabet: Google's Android Wear OS still 'half baked' after five years of trying

A decade ago, Google's Android platform targeted the stars: first swaggering into Apple's iPhone market, then aggressively following iPad into tablets, and more recently jumping into wearables well before Apple Watch was even announced. What has stopped Android from succeeding anywhere apart from replacing Symbian, Windows Mobile, or Java on lower-end phones?

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Japan Display's financial woes aggravated by Apple LCD factory deal, OLED iPhone

Japan Display's financial woes aggravated by Apple LCD factory deal, OLED iPhone

Japan Display is reportedly seeking investment to ease its financial burden to Apple over the construction of an LCD factory, with reduced demand for the iPhone and a shift towards OLED making the future tougher for the iPhone display panel supplier.

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Comcast debuts $5-per-month 'Xfinity Flex' streaming platform and 4K HDR set-top box

Comcast debuts $5-per-month 'Xfinity Flex' streaming platform and 4K HDR set-top box

In the shadow of an expected debut to Apple's hotly anticipated streaming service, Comcast on Thursday announced Xfinity Flex, a new platform that offers Xfinity Internet customers access to a range of video on demand services and subscription streaming apps for a low monthly fee.

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Vox reportedly joins Apple news service, other Vox Media properties not available at launch

Vox reportedly joins Apple news service, other Vox Media properties not available at launch

A report on Thursday claims Apple has signed explanatory news website Vox to an upcoming subscription service expected to debut alongside a video streaming solution at a special event on March 25.

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New York Times CEO compares Apple news service to Netflix, cautions against partnership

New York Times CEO compares Apple news service to Netflix, cautions against partnership

New York Times CEO Mark Thompson in an interview on Thursday offered a pessimistic take on Apple's news subscription service, saying publishers should not rely too heavily on third-party services for digital distribution.

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Apple looking at ways to simplify device connectivity, including generating a mesh network in an emergency

Apple looking at ways to simplify device connectivity, including generating a mesh network in an emergency

Wearable devices like the Apple Watch and Internet of Things hardware could have an easier time connecting to iPhones and other devices in the future, with Apple coming up with multiple ways to deal with inter-device connectivity, including the ability to make a wide-area network where Internet access isn't available.

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Apple's video service will treat original content as loss-leader for subscriptions

Apple's video service will treat original content as loss-leader for subscriptions

Apple's anticipated video streaming service will focus on trying to sell subscriptions to other video services, a report claims, as the original shows the company has spent heavily in producing will effectively be freebies to draw users to pay for third-party content.

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Apple's brand-new 2019 iMac 4K drops to $1,099 ($200 off) while supplies last

Apple's brand-new 2019 iMac 4K drops to $1,099 ($200 off) while supplies last

Mere days after Apple announced new iMacs, Apple authorized resellers are already issuing steep discounts on the 2019 21.5-inch iMac 4K, delivering the lowest price available at $1,099 for the standard model.

Final Cut Pro & iMovie for Mac update preps for macOS dropping 32-bit support

Final Cut Pro & iMovie for Mac update preps for macOS dropping 32-bit support

Apple on Thursday updated its two Mac video editing suites, Final Cut Pro and iMovie, with tools geared to ensure videos remain compatible as macOS drops all 32-bit app support.

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WWDC 2019 ticket emails going out to lottery winners

WWDC 2019 ticket emails going out to lottery winners

After Apple closed its lottery for tickets to attend this year's Worldwide Developers Conference on Wednesday, the company has started to inform lucky developers they will be able to attend the event, set to start on June 3 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose.

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Apple pays $5.6M to acquire Italian app backend startup Stamplay

Apple pays $5.6M to acquire Italian app backend startup Stamplay

Apple is rumored to have acquired Stamplay, an Italian startup that aims to simplify cloud-based development of apps for businesses, with Apple believed to have paid around 5 million euros ($5.6 million) for the company.

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Facebook stored 'hundreds of millions' of unencrypted passwords on internal servers

Facebook stored 'hundreds of millions' of unencrypted passwords on internal servers

Adding to multiple security controversies, Facebook is reportedly investigating problems which led to "hundreds of millions" of unencrypted, plain-text passwords being stored on internal servers.

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ExclusiveHere's how to save $10 on Apple's new 2019 iPad Air and iPad mini 5 with no tax in 48 states

Here's how to save $10 on Apple's new 2019 iPad Air and iPad mini 5 with no tax in 48 states

Just in, Apple authorized reseller Adorama is knocking $10 off every 2019 iPad mini and iPad Air when you preorder the new devices. Plus, take advantage of no tax collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ. This exclusive coupon discount delivers the lowest prices anywhere on the brand-new tablets.

Two critical zero-day Safari vulnerabilities exposed at Vancouver security conference

Two critical zero-day Safari vulnerabilities exposed at Vancouver security conference

Two major Safari security flaws were uncovered at this week's Pwn2Own conference in Vancouver, one of which could seize full control of a targeted Mac.

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Apple missing from list of companies supporting OpenXR AR and VR spec

Apple missing from list of companies supporting OpenXR AR and VR spec

The Khronos Group has ratified and publicly released a provisional specification for OpenXR, an open standard for AR and VR platforms, but while many major firms are supporting the effort, Apple does not appear to be publicly offering its own support.

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