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2019

Apple could raise keys on an iPad keyboard for better typing in the future

Wednesday July 10, 2019

A future iPhone or iPad could provide a more tactile experience when using the onscreen software keyboard, by adding raised and lowered sections to a flexible screen to indicate to the user where keys and other elements are, without needing to directly look.

Microsoft's Stranger Things campaign creates a fake legacy for Windows 1.0

Wednesday July 10, 2019

Microsoft is running a retro-styled advertising campaign tied into the new third season of Netflix's "Stranger Things" TV series, which is set in 1985. It promotes fake nostalgia for a romanticized Windows launch that in reality was only scoffed at as underpowered, poorly-built vaporware at the time.

Apple launches 'accelerator' program for developers in China

Wednesday July 10, 2019

Following a similar scheme in Bangalore, Apple has begun a Design and Development Accelerator program in Shanghai, which is designed to teach and support local developers.

Lowest prices ever: Upgraded 27-inch iMac 5K with AppleCare on sale for $1,589

Tuesday July 09, 2019

The lowest price ever on Apple's 2017 27-inch iMac 5K bundled with an AppleCare protection plan is in effect now exclusively for AI readers. Save $579 on the kit with free expedited shipping and a sales tax refund in select states.

Apple's HomePod launches in Japan this summer

Tuesday July 09, 2019

Apple is expanding availability of its Siri-enabled HomePod speaker this summer with an upcoming launch in Japan, a region in which the device was expected to land early this year.

Zoom to patch flaw that enabled access to Mac webcams

Tuesday July 09, 2019

Following the disclosure -- and wide media coverage -- of a zero-day flaw in video conferencing service Zoom's Mac client that enables easy access to a user's camera feed, the company on Tuesday reversed course and said it plans to issue a fix for the vulnerability.

Health insurer Anthem recruits from Apple to bolster digital plans

Tuesday July 09, 2019

In the past several months, U.S. health insurer Anthem has reportedly hired a half dozen Apple veterans to improve its digital offerings, including high-level employees with valuable industry experience.

Apple and other tech giants to testify to House antitrust panel next week

Tuesday July 09, 2019

Representatives for Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google have been asked to testify in front of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel on July 16, addressing worries of diminishing competition amidst the mega corporations.

Comparing the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with the 2017 Function Keys model

Tuesday July 09, 2019

Apple has removed the old 13-inch MacBook Pro with Function Keys from its online store. As well as bringing the Touch Bar to every model in the range, though, it's made many other significant changes.

Facebook plans to launch new experimental apps under NPE Team name

Tuesday July 09, 2019

Facebook on Tuesday launched a new brand of apps for consumers under the New Product Experimentation Team name, or NPE Team for short. The spinoff will develop for iOS, Android, and the Web.

VirnetX reverses ruling invalidating patents used against Apple

Tuesday July 09, 2019

VirnetX has won another battle in its patent lawsuit with Apple, convincing the US Court of Appeals to vacate and remand decisions by the US Patent Office's Trial and Appeal Board that invalidated two patents. The new ruling gives VirnetX more leverage in receiving the $439 million the courts declared Apple owes.

WarnerMedia announces HBO Max with content from CNN, DC, Adult Swim & more

Tuesday July 09, 2019

WarnerMedia on Tuesday revealed a long-promised streaming service as HBO Max, which while including HBO shows will go beyond them to offer content from a variety of Warner brands.

Apple debuts sixth iOS 12.4, fifth watchOS 5.3, fourth macOS 10.14.6 developer betas

Tuesday July 09, 2019

Apple is now on its sixth round of developer betas for the current-generation operating systems, offering up a sixth build of iOS 12.4 alongside a fifth build of watchOS 5.3, and a fourth build of macOS 10.14.6.

Lamenting the loss of the adorable 12-inch MacBook

Tuesday July 09, 2019

Yes, you can still buy very light and thin MacBook Air models, but there was something special about that MacBook and Apple just killed it off. We're actually upset.

How-to easily pair your AirPods with Nintendo Switch

Tuesday July 09, 2019

Get the most out of your AirPods -- and your Nintendo Switch -- by pairing them together for the best gaming experience on the go. AppleInsider walks you through how.

Apple's Mac refresh includes universal drop in SSD upgrade prices

Tuesday July 09, 2019

Beyond updating the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, Apple on Tuesday also reduced the cost of SSD upgrades for all Macs, in some cases by as much as half.

Nintendo's 'Dr. Mario World' arrives on App Store one day early

Tuesday July 09, 2019

Nintendo's next big mobile game, "Dr. Mario World," has launched for iPhones and iPads a day ahead of schedule.

Apple's back to school sale highlights updated MacBook lines

Tuesday July 09, 2019

Apple's Back to School promotion starts today, bringing with it an updated MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, a free pair of Beats Studio 3 Wireless Headphones with eligible purchases, and significant savings.

Hong Kong protesters turn to Apple's AirDrop to bypass Chinese censorship

Tuesday July 09, 2019

In an attempt to gain support from mainland Chinese tourists, anti-extradition protesters in Hong Kong are reportedly using Apple's AirDrop feature to distribute digital pamphlets.

Apple quietly pulls 12-inch MacBook from sale

Tuesday July 09, 2019

Amid changes to the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, Apple has removed the 12-inch MacBook from its online store's product lineup, a move that will push consumers towards models from the other two MacBook varieties.