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Monday, October 15, 2018

Jony Ive says Apple has 'energy and vitality' and he is nowhere close to done

Jony Ive says Apple has 'energy and vitality' and he is nowhere close to done

Apple's chief design officer, Jony Ive, addressed a handful of topics during Wired Magazine's 25th-anniversary event on Monday, including his long-term prospects with the company.

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VideoTip: How to recover deleted files from iCloud on your Mac or iOS device

Tip: How to recover deleted files from iCloud on your Mac or iOS device

Many of our files are now hosted from inside of iCloud and you may not even know it. Not only does it this make them available on all your devices, but files can actually be recovered should they ever be deleted — at least most of the time.

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iPhone XR will propel not just holiday iPhone sales, but drive early 2019 to new heights

iPhone XR will propel not just holiday iPhone sales, but drive early 2019 to new heights

A new research note penned by Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that demand for Apple's iPhone XR will be better than expected, with Apple cranking out about 38 million of them in time for holiday sales.

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Apple issues fourth developer betas for iOS 12.1, tvOS 12.1, watchOS 5.1

Apple issues fourth developer betas for iOS 12.1, tvOS 12.1, watchOS 5.1

A new batch of operating system betas have been issued by Apple, with participants in the company's developer beta testing program now able to shake down the fourth beta builds of iOS 12.1, tvOS 12.1, and watchOS 5.1.

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Amazon has upgraded 2017 13" MacBook Pros on sale for $1,399, Touch Bars for $1,499

Amazon has upgraded 2017 13

Following on the heels of other Apple authorized resellers, Amazon has limited inventory of Apple's Mid 2017 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar available for $1,499. Non-Touch Bar models with additional storage are also on sale for $1,399 with no interest financing for 12 months.

FeatureHere are all the receivers and speakers that are getting AirPlay 2

Here are all the receivers and speakers that are getting AirPlay 2

AirPlay 2 is a small but important addition to Apple's platforms, allowing audio to be played on multiple devices simultaneously. Here's a list of the compatible speakers and receivers promised so far, and where available, the dates AirPlay 2 support is expected. [Updated Oct. 15]

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ExclusiveHere's where to get the lowest prices on Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro

Here's where to get the lowest prices on Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro

Apple authorized reseller Adorama has issued steep markdowns on Apple's brand-new 2018 MacBook Pro with combined instant and coupon savings totaling up to $300 off with no tax outside NY and NJ. These deals, which offer shoppers the lowest prices anywhere, are available only at AppleInsider.

EditorialUsers spending hours on their smartphone, but they're using them like a PC, not a phone

Users spending hours on their smartphone, but they're using them like a PC, not a phone

Nearly half of smartphone users report spending more than five hours a day on their phone, with one in four reporting more than seven hours per day. But rather than making calls all day, smartphone users are primally using them as mobile PCs — browsing the web and playing games.

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Apple Watch, iPhone tapped for knee and hip replacement surgery outcome study

Apple Watch, iPhone tapped for knee and hip replacement surgery outcome study

Apple has partnered with medical equipment manufacturer Zimmer Biomet in a wide-ranging initiative to use the iPhone and Apple Watch to gather data to improve hip and knee replacement surgical outcomes for patients.

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iPhone Upgrade Program pre-approvals for iPhone XR start Monday

iPhone Upgrade Program pre-approvals for iPhone XR start Monday

Apple will be opening up its loan pre-approval process for the iPhone Upgrade Program on Monday for customers wanting to acquire the iPhone XR, allowing participants to prepare their application before pre-orders for the smartphone commence on Friday.

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Unsurprisingly, the 2019 iPhones are expected to be as waterproof as the iPhone XR

Unsurprisingly, the 2019 iPhones are expected to be as waterproof as the iPhone XR

More details have started to emerge about Apple's 2019 iPhone releases, with an early report from Ming-Chi Kuo saying that the new devices will retain the existing level of waterproofing as the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR.

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iPhone sales may be taking big hit in China because of weak smartphone market

iPhone sales may be taking big hit in China because of weak smartphone market

Despite other data sources to the contrary, Goldman Sachs' Rod Hall is afraid of a slowdown in the Chinese iPhone market that may dramatically impact Apple's quarterly earnings, and future prospects in the region.

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Sony upgrades PlayStation Vue with support for Apple's TV app

Sony upgrades PlayStation Vue with support for Apple's TV app

Subscribers of Sony's PlayStation Vue TV service can now see their on-demand content in Apple's TV app for iPhone, iPad, and the Apple TV, potentially making it easier to keep up with shows and movies.

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Adobe announces Photoshop CC for iPad, debuts Premiere Rush CC iMovie competitor and CC updates

Adobe announces Photoshop CC for iPad, debuts Premiere Rush CC iMovie competitor and CC updates

Adobe unleashed a slew of new software at its MAX 2018 conference on Monday, including cross-platform video editing tool Premiere Rush CC and updates to existing Creative Cloud apps, while announcing a 2019 launch date for a much-rumored iPad version of Photoshop CC.

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Small number of Pioneer AV receivers have issues with Apple TV Dolby Atmos support

Small number of Pioneer AV receivers have issues with Apple TV Dolby Atmos support

The final arrival of Dolby Atmos support on the Apple TV and Apple TV 4K after a long delay may have been welcomed by AV enthusiasts, but there are a small number of complaints from users who are experiencing audio problems when using Apple's set-top box with their Pioneer equipment.

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FeatureLooking back at John Sculley's rise as Apple's CEO, and fall on October 15, 1993

Looking back at John Sculley's rise as Apple's CEO, and fall on October 15, 1993

A quarter of a century ago, Sculley resigned from Apple in profitable disgrace as the company headed toward destruction. AppleInsider looks at Sculley's tenure with the company, and how history has treated the man since.

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Apple to donate 1,000 Apple Watches to aid binge eating study

Apple to donate 1,000 Apple Watches to aid binge eating study

Together with a separate logging app, Apple Watches will be used to look for biological changes during episodes of uncontrollable eating.

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Apple buys streaming analytics firm Asaii to bolster Apple Music recommendations, report says

Apple buys streaming analytics firm Asaii to bolster Apple Music recommendations, report says

According to an unconfirmed report published Sunday, Apple recently purchased music analytics startup Asaii in an effort to further refine Apple Music recommendations and better integrate with up-and-coming artists.

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

VideoHands on with Apple's new Series 4 Apple Watch bands

Hands on with Apple's new Series 4 Apple Watch bands

Alongside the Apple Watch Series 4, Apple introduced a medley of new colors and styles of their first-party band offerings. AppleInsider goes hands-on with some of our favorites from the new range.

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FeatureAngela Ahrendts, the 'non-techie' who runs Apple Retail, joined Apple on October 14, 2013

Angela Ahrendts, the 'non-techie' who runs Apple Retail, joined Apple on October 14, 2013

In 2013, the ex-CEO of fashion house Burberry became the third person to head Apple's crucial retail operation for both online and physical stores. AppleInsider talks about why she was hired and what she's done in the five years since.

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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Forensics firm urges police not to look at screens of iPhones with Face ID

Forensics firm urges police not to look at screens of iPhones with Face ID

While U.S. police are now sometimes forcing suspects with Face ID-ready iPhones to unlock their devices, Apple's technology is simultaneously making that a risky proposition, one security firm is warning agencies.

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October Apple blowout: Loaded 15" MacBook Pro on sale for $2,099, plus up to $700 off 13" Touch Bars

October Apple blowout: Loaded 15

Fall savings are here and you don't have to wait until Black Friday to save hundreds on Apple's MacBook Pro. High-end 2017 models are on sale for just $2,099 (the lowest price ever) while supplies last. Meanwhile, 2018 configs are eligible for bonus coupon savings. Even more aggressive deals on 2017 13" Touch Bars are also in effect now, knocking up to $700 off.

FeatureThese macOS Mojave apps will help you get the most out of the Finder

These macOS Mojave apps will help you get the most out of the Finder

The updated macOS makes the Finder better than ever but once you've tried its new features, you'll want more. AppleInsider shows how you can have your Mac tag or name files at a keystroke and then automatically manage your folders for you.

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VideoReview: Apple Watch Nike+ hardware still solid, but Nike's software is lacking

Review: Apple Watch Nike+ hardware still solid, but Nike's software is lacking

Sharing its design and advanced internals with Apple Watch Series 4, this year's Apple Watch Nike+ is better than ever. And like past models, buyers get two extra watch faces and a special Nike-designed band for the same price as a conventional aluminum Apple Watch. We take a closer look in this video breakdown.

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TipsHow to switch on iOS 12's Safari favicons for easier tab navigation

How to switch on iOS 12's Safari favicons for easier tab navigation

Something we almost take for granted on desktop Web browsers is favicons — tiny icons that identify a tab at a glance, which can be particularly handy when you have a dozen open at a time.

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Friday, October 12, 2018

VoiceOver bug lets hackers view iPhone photos, send them to another device

VoiceOver bug lets hackers view iPhone photos, send them to another device

Amateur iOS hacker Jose Rodriguez on Friday unearthed another obscure, yet effective, lock screen bypass that leans on an unpatched bug in VoiceOver to gain unauthorized access to photos on a target device.

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Here's where to buy the Nike+ Apple Watch Series 4 with next day shipping

Here's where to buy the Nike+ Apple Watch Series 4 with next day shipping

With Apple reporting a month-long wait for the Apple Watch Series 4 Nike+, the best place to get your hands on the new devices is at Nike itself. Units are in stock and ready to ship with free delivery to most locations in two to four business days.

Saudi journalist used Apple Watch to record own interrogation and execution, report says

Saudi journalist used Apple Watch to record own interrogation and execution, report says

A report out of Turkey on Friday claims journalist Jamal Khashoggi used an Apple Watch to record and upload audio of his own interrogation, beating and execution to iCloud.

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Apple Maps team spotted doing on-foot sensor recon in San Francisco

Apple Maps team spotted doing on-foot sensor recon in San Francisco

In what appears to be a first for Apple, data collection for Apple Maps is now being done on foot and not just in vehicles, photos published on Friday reveal.

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Apple urges Australian government not to weaken encryption with backdoors

Apple urges Australian government not to weaken encryption with backdoors

Apple has submitted its formal response to a draft bill undergoing debate by the Australian government, with the iPhone maker calling for "increasingly stronger - not weaker - encryption" as a way to protect against the growing number of online threats.

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iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max carrier deals: Buy one, get one $700 off; $0 per month with eligible trade & more

iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max carrier deals: Buy one, get one $700 off; $0 per month with eligible trade & more

Now that Apple's iPhone XS and XS Max have hit store shelves, wireless carriers are offering deals on the new devices. We're rounding up where to get the best discounts, including buy one, get one $700 off promotions.

EditorialGoogle is downplaying Android to focus its future on Chrome OS

Google is downplaying Android to focus its future on Chrome OS

Five years ago, I described how Google was distancing itself from Android and increasingly pursuing a new strategy around Chrome OS. While that was a controversial idea at the time, Google's latest announcements show that's exactly what the company had been doing.

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Six 2018 iPad Pro models spotted in app analytics data

Six 2018 iPad Pro models spotted in app analytics data

More signs that new iPad Pro models are on the way have surfaced, with an app analytics platform claiming to see logs of model identifiers for unreleased models for the tablet, labels that seemingly correlate with other rumors about the 2018 refresh.

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TipsHow to watch the MLB ALCS and NLCS on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV

How to watch the MLB ALCS and NLCS on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV

The American League and National League Championship Series are set to begin on Friday, and if you're a baseball fan, there are a few ways of watching on Apple devices instead of expensive tickets or trundling over to a local sports bar.

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Facebook confirms security breach impacted 30M user accounts

Facebook confirms security breach impacted 30M user accounts

Facebook has issued an update for September's security breach, advising the breach affected 30 million users, 20 million fewer than first thought, as well as revealing the kinds of data the attackers had access to during the incident.

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TipsHow to use Spaces, Apple's mostly ignored macOS Mojave productivity feature

How to use Spaces, Apple's mostly ignored macOS Mojave productivity feature

While you're exploring the new Finder and trying out Dark Mode, take a turn into the Mac's less heralded but potentially much more useful virtual desktop Spaces. AppleInsider talks about how great it is — and why it's sometimes perplexing.

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New Stockholm city council vows to block unpopular Apple store plans

New Stockholm city council vows to block unpopular Apple store plans

Apple's plans for its first store in the Swedish capital of Stockholm may have been dealt a fatal blow, as a newly-elected city council is promising to support residents opposed to a proposed site.

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VideoWatch: iPhone XS Max's A12 Bionic smokes Samsung's Galaxy Note 9

Watch: iPhone XS Max's A12 Bionic smokes Samsung's Galaxy Note 9

Despite promising class-leading performance from the Galaxy Note 9 in August, Samsung's flagship phablet failed to beat out the then nine-month-old iPhone X with A11 Bionic processor. Let's see how the Note 9 fares against a current Apple handset: the iPhone XS Max.

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Apple's iPhone XR will launch with an official clear plastic case

Apple's iPhone XR will launch with an official clear plastic case

Apple customers looking to buy the iPhone XR will have a protection option that won't hide the brightly-colored shell, as there will be a clear case among the selection of official accessories offered by Apple from the time of launch.

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