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Saturday, June 15, 2019

FeatureICYMI: iOS SCUBA diving HUD, Hot Wheels Smart Track, Quad 4K dock & more

ICYMI: iOS SCUBA diving HUD, Hot Wheels Smart Track, Quad 4K dock & more

During the week we don't always have time to cover everything, so here are a few releases this week that went under the radar including a new iOS compatible dive computer, a futuristic Hot Wheel set, and more.

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VideoReview: iPod touch is exactly what it needs to be in 2019

Review: iPod touch is exactly what it needs to be in 2019

Apple finally updated the iPod touch for 2019, bringing with it a modest bump in specs. While it may not be what some were looking for, the 2019 iPod touch is exactly what it needed to be.

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Cellebrite says it can pull data from any iOS device ever made

Cellebrite says it can pull data from any iOS device ever made

Israeli mobile device forensics company Cellebrite proclaimed on Friday that it can break into any iOS device, including those running iOS 12.3.

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FeatureHere are all of the Apple retail store openings, moves, and remodels in 2018 & 2019

Here are all of the Apple retail store openings, moves, and remodels in 2018 & 2019

With a few setbacks, Apple is almost continuously expanding and updating its global retail chain, now over 500 locations. Here's the company's evolution in 2018 and 2019 so far, updated on June 13 with a preview of Apple Xinyi A13 in Taipei.

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Friday, June 14, 2019

Apple's iOS soft keyboard target of new patent lawsuit

Apple's iOS soft keyboard target of new patent lawsuit

Apple's vaunted iOS keyboard, a piece of user interface technology that helped usher in the smartphone revolution, is in infringement of a nearly 20-year-old patent covering similar input solutions, according to a new lawsuit.

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Apple restricts online Apple Store access to newer versions of Safari and macOS

Apple restricts online Apple Store access to newer versions of Safari and macOS

In a move presumably designed to protect customers from potential online threats, Apple recently changed access requirements of its online store to restrict compatibility to more current versions of macOS and Safari.

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ExclusiveThe best MacBook Pro deals are here, save more with promo code

The best MacBook Pro deals are here, save more with promo code

Fresh Father's Day markdowns! Shoppers looking for the lowest prices on Apple's new MacBook Pros can save up to $250 instantly at Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama with our exclusive promo code. These special deals deliver the greatest savings on Apple's Mid 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15-inch MacBook Pro, with bonus perks, such as free shipping and no interest financing for 12 months.

Logitech's Circle 2 wired camera to support HomeKit Secure Video later this year

Logitech's Circle 2 wired camera to support HomeKit Secure Video later this year

Logitech on Friday announced support for Apple's HomeKit Secure Video, a set of tools designed to protect and store data from streaming video cameras, will be rolled out to wired versions of its popular Circle 2 camera later this year.

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ReviewReview: UAG Apple Watch bands offer much needed variety in a crowded market

Review: UAG Apple Watch bands offer much needed variety in a crowded market

Urban Armor Gear's new lineup of Apple Watch bands are a breath of fresh air, adding much-needed differentiation in a crowded market of third-party bands. We take a look at the new leather strap, NATO strap, and Active strap.

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Former Apple event venue Flint Center is closing

Former Apple event venue Flint Center is closing

The Flint Center for the Performing Arts at De Anza College in Cupertino is to be permanently closed, the college's board of trustees has voted, with the center that has previously played host to a number of important Apple events potentially being turned into student housing.

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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.

TipsHow to use Tags in macOS Mojave and Catalina

How to use Tags in macOS Mojave and Catalina

Apple seems to have decided that tags for the Mac didn't need changes, with no improvements coming in macOS Catalina. Yet, when you know how to use what we've already got, tags can become a superb way to organize your files.

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Apple updates enterprise certificate rules to curb abusive apps

Apple updates enterprise certificate rules to curb abusive apps

Apple has changed its rules governing the use of enterprise certificates by developers, giving it the ability to review apps under the scheme at any time and without warning, in order to prevent abuse of the program to circumvent the App Store's rules.

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VideoDualShock 4 makes Fortnite on iPhone even better with iOS 13

DualShock 4 makes Fortnite on iPhone even better with iOS 13

One of the most exciting changes for gamers with Apple's latest crop of updates is official support for both PlayStation and Xbox controllers. We spent a few minutes — or hours — gaming with our Sony PlayStation DualShock 4 controller to see how much of a difference it made when playing Fortnite among other titles.

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ExclusiveHigh-end users on 'Why I'm buying the new Mac Pro'

High-end users on 'Why I'm buying the new Mac Pro'

Apple aimed the new Mac Pro at the most demanding of all high-end users, so we went to users like that and asked what they thought. Video editors, medical experts and the Department of Defense are all considering this new Mac closely.

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Strength-training fitness device Activ5 arrives in Apple Store

Strength-training fitness device Activ5 arrives in Apple Store

Activbody's Activ5, a portable fitness device designed to aid in strength training, is now available directly from Apple.com and select Apple Stores.

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Apple Watch Series 4 with LTE goes on sale in Austria via A1

Apple Watch Series 4 with LTE goes on sale in Austria via A1

Apple has brought the LTE-equipped Apple Watch to a new market, with A1 becoming the first carrier in the European territory to offer the Apple Watch Series 4 to its subscribers along with a data plan specific to the wearable device.

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Folding phone misery continues for Samsung Galaxy Fold, Huawei Mate X

Folding phone misery continues for Samsung Galaxy Fold, Huawei Mate X

Consumers wanting to own their own foldable smartphone have a while longer to wait, after AT&T cancelled all pre-orders for the ill-fated Samsung Galaxy Fold, while Huawei has advised it will be holding back the launch of its own flexible screen launch to perform more testing before releasing the Mate X.

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FeatureMac Pro, ARKit, Sign on with Apple and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

Mac Pro, ARKit, Sign on with Apple and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William is back, rejecting Victor's reality and replacing it with his own more British one, via ARKit 3. He also talks about how there is nothing wrong with the Mac Pro yet some people think there is, and there is room for another new Mac.

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O2 becomes third UK carrier to sell Apple Watch LTE contracts

O2 becomes third UK carrier to sell Apple Watch LTE contracts

O2 has become the latest carrier in the United Kingdom to offer the LTE-equipped version of the Apple Watch Series 3 and Series 4 to its customers, making it the third to offer contracts for Apple's wearable device.

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Apple reportedly requires Comcast and Charter to sell iPad, Apple TV as part of iPhone deal

Apple reportedly requires Comcast and Charter to sell iPad, Apple TV as part of iPhone deal

In a bid to gain access to Apple's popular iPhone, mobile industry newcomers Charter and Comcast reportedly agreed to somewhat onerous terms that require the cable giants to also sell iPad and Apple TV, some of which are offered with carrier subsidies.

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President Trump had closed-door meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook [u]

President Trump had closed-door meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook [u]

U.S. President Donald Trump said he met with Apple CEO Tim Cook at the White House on Thursday, but failed to go into detail about what was discussed.

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FeatureTop Father's Day gifts for dads who love Apple

Top Father's Day gifts for dads who love Apple

Father's Day is June 16, so if you were planning to buy someone more than just a card or a nice meal, now's the time. Here are some last-minute tech gifts that neatly tie into the Apple ecosystem.

FeatureThese are the best USB-C Lightning cables released so far

These are the best USB-C Lightning cables released so far

The floodgates have opened and countless USB-C to Lightning cables have spilled out on the market. We've collected and tested a bunch of cables and combined our favorites into this running list, updated on June 13

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Patch for macOS Mojave fixes Boot Camp issue on Fusion Drive Macs

Patch for macOS Mojave fixes Boot Camp issue on Fusion Drive Macs

Apple has issued a patch for macOS Mojave 10.14.5 that fixes a problem with Boot Camp, one that prevents users from using the tool to produce a new partition on some Macs equipped with a Fusion Drive.

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Mizuho analysts suggest 2019 iPhones will 'lack novelty' for consumers

Mizuho analysts suggest 2019 iPhones will 'lack novelty' for consumers

The 2019 iPhones will largely be the same as the 2018 models in terms of basic specifications, analysts at Mizuho Securities believe, with the follow-up to last year's releases thought to "lack novelty" aside from an upgrade to include more cameras on the rear.

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Apple updates Logic Pro X with performance upgrades for 2019 Mac Pro

Apple updates Logic Pro X with performance upgrades for 2019 Mac Pro

Apple on Thursday updated Logic Pro X, its audio workflow suite, in order to lift performance caps ahead of the launch of a new Mac Pro this fall.

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VideoHands on with all the changes in tvOS 13

Hands on with all the changes in tvOS 13

With the steadily approaching launch of Apple TV+, the Apple TV set-top box itself is more important than ever. To help bolster its place in the living room, Apple brought a slew of changes with tvOS 13. Here is a first look at what you can expect.

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ReviewReview: If you have Philips Hue bulbs, you need Lutron Aurora

Review: If you have Philips Hue bulbs, you need Lutron Aurora

Philips Hue bulbs are arguably the most popular smart home accessory on the market, but they've always had one glaring issue. One that is easily fixed thanks to the simple Lutron Aurora.

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'Foveated' display may boost Apple AR headset refresh rates

'Foveated' display may boost Apple AR headset refresh rates

VR and AR headsets could offer high refresh rates in their screens, Apple proposes, by using a 'foveated display' and an eye tracking system to monitor the gaze of the user and to optimize rendering to focus only where the user is actively looking on a display.

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Seven new MacBook & MacBook Pro models on the way

Seven new MacBook & MacBook Pro models on the way

Filings with the Eurasian Economic Commission indicate Apple is preparing to launch a large batch of new or refreshed MacBooks in the near future, with seven model numbers found to have been added to the regulator's database on Thursday.

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Dashboard has been permanently pulled from macOS Catalina

Dashboard has been permanently pulled from macOS Catalina

Apple is scrubbing references to Dashboard from WebKit, the engine underlying Safari, hammering a final nail in the coffin for the feature ahead of this fall's macOS Catalina.

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Apple advancing stereoscopic vision tech for future AR glasses

Apple advancing stereoscopic vision tech for future AR glasses

Apple is looking into ways to display pre-rendered 3D video in a stereoscopic way, a system that would be beneficial for AR glasses or a VR headset to provide a more believable view of a virtual object by creating a specific view for each eye.

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EditorialEditorial: New Mac Pro highlights the gap Apple isn't filling

Editorial: New Mac Pro highlights the gap Apple isn't filling

Apple now has a Mac for every type of user — except for ones who want expandability more than they need a display or the power of the new Mac Pro.

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Apple Xinyi A13 store previewed ahead of Saturday opening

Apple Xinyi A13 store previewed ahead of Saturday opening

Apple on Thursday offered a sneak peek at its Apple Xinyi A13 store in Taipei ahead of its grand opening this weekend, showing off a glass and stone pavilion design that shares elements common to recent flagship locations.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Apple Blowout Sale: Macs as low as $499, savings up to $900 off

Apple Blowout Sale: Macs as low as $499, savings up to $900 off

B&H has slashed prices on new and closeout Apple hardware, with upgraded Macs as low as $499. Save up to $900 instantly on everything from MacBook Pros to iPads and Apple Watches, with free expedited shipping and special financing incentives. Shop the Apple sale today, as many of these discounts won't last long.

FeatureBest alternatives to Adobe Photoshop for iOS and Mac

Best alternatives to Adobe Photoshop for iOS and Mac

Adobe Photoshop has been the number one app for most photographers and digital artists for decades. But with a plethora of other apps available it may not be the best one for you — and we have suggestions.

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Facebook's defunct Research app gleaned private data from 187,000 users

Facebook's defunct Research app gleaned private data from 187,000 users

Facebook's Research app, which was banned by Apple in January for violating App Store Review Guidelines, managed to collect personal and potentially sensitive information from some 187,000 users since 2016, according to a report on Wednesday.

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Ikea's HomeKit-ready Smart Shades to ship in August

Ikea's HomeKit-ready Smart Shades to ship in August

One of the most hotly anticipated HomeKit products in recent memory, Ikea's Smart Shades, will finally launch in August after a months-long delay, the company says.

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