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2019

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

Friday March 22, 2019

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

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

Friday March 22, 2019

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.

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

Friday March 22, 2019

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

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

Friday March 22, 2019

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.

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

Friday March 22, 2019

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?

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

Friday March 22, 2019

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.

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

Thursday March 21, 2019

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.

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

Thursday March 21, 2019

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.

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

Thursday March 21, 2019

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.

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

Thursday March 21, 2019

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.

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

Thursday March 21, 2019

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

Thursday March 21, 2019

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.

WWDC 2019 ticket emails going out to lottery winners

Thursday March 21, 2019

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.

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

Thursday March 21, 2019

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.

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

Thursday March 21, 2019

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.

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

Thursday March 21, 2019

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.

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

Thursday March 21, 2019

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.

AirPower reference and image discovered in Apple's Australian website

Thursday March 21, 2019

A Twitter user has found a reference to Apple's so-far unreleased AirPower charging pad in the source code of the company's AirPods page. It's only in the Australian version of the site, but AppleInsider has also discovered an image in the same code.

Bill payment app doxo adds Apple Pay option to pay 45,000 services

Thursday March 21, 2019

Popular bill-payment service doxo has added Apple Pay as an option for users to make payments to companies, enabling Apple's mobile payment platform to pay household bills and other fees for more than 45,000 billers.

Early 2019 iPad mini reviews call it evolutionary, but best small tablet available

Thursday March 21, 2019

Some of the first 2019 iPad mini reviews are going online, with the apparent consensus that while it's the best small-sized tablet on the market, it's merely an evolution meant to keep the Mini relevant.