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2019

Apple refreshes Apple Watch band & iPhone case offerings with new colors for Spring

Wednesday March 20, 2019

With Spring on the horizon, Apple has released a refreshed line of cases and bands with several new color options.

Updated AirPods specs signal major iOS, macOS & watchOS updates next week

Wednesday March 20, 2019

Hidden in the specifications for Apple's new AirPods is the fact they require macOS 10.14.4, iOS 12.2, or watchOS 5.2 -- updates that are still in beta, therefore signaling their imminent public launch.

Apple opens up WWDC 2019 scholarships with March 24 deadline

Wednesday March 20, 2019

Students and select groups of others can now apply for scholarships to attend WWDC 2019 in San Jose, but they'll have to act fast to have a chance.

Apple unveils new AirPods with Wireless Charging Case, 50% more talk time & 'Hey Siri'

Wednesday March 20, 2019

Adding to a full week of Apple releases, the company has refreshed the AirPods with a new wireless sync chip that allows for "Hey Siri," and longer battery life -- and the arrival of the Wireless Charging Case.

Google up to $9.4 billion in total fines to EU, with latest $1.7 billion AdSense penalty

Wednesday March 20, 2019

The European Commission has fined Google $1.7 billion for illegally favoring its own AdSense in search advertising, bringing the company's total fines for anticompetitive behavior so far in the region to $9.42 billion.

Disney completes $70B acquisition of Fox assets, reaps 40% of movie industry

Wednesday March 20, 2019

Disney has closed its $70 billion acquisition of assets from 21st Century Fox, giving the entertainment company control of a considerable amount of content and studios, control which could become a problem for Apple and streaming video providers in general.

Apple now lets Mac app developers release updates in phases instead of to all users at once

Wednesday March 20, 2019

Apple has given Mac developers the option to issue updates that roll out over a week, so if problems are discovered, the release can be paused before it reaches everyone.

Apple's App Store policies again under fire as Kaspersky Lab files Russian antitrust complaint

Tuesday March 19, 2019

Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab on Tuesday filed an antitrust complaint against Apple with its home country's Federal Antimonopoly Service, alleging the tech giant's tight control of the iOS App Store amounts to monopoly power.

Inductive Apple Pencil charging tech reportedly too expensive for 2019 iPad Air & mini

Tuesday March 19, 2019

Addressing questions as to why the 2019 iPad Air and mini don't support the second-generation Apple Pencil, a report on Tuesday claimed the required inductive technology was too costly to include in the builds.

Everything new in iOS 12.2 beta 6: AirPower support & AppleCare+

Tuesday March 19, 2019

The release of Apple's iOS 12.2 appears imminent as the sixth beta was recently pushed out to developers with a number of new changes and refinements. AppleInsider goes through everything that is new in the latest -- and possibly last -- iOS 12.2 beta.

Most WarnerMedia content may be missing from Apple's video service at launch

Tuesday March 19, 2019

While HBO is in talks about appearing on Apple's impending video service, other WarnerMedia content hasn't been discussed, according to one report.

Apple simplifies business purchase process with new Wallet pass

Tuesday March 19, 2019

Apple has rolled out a new feature for those shopping on behalf of a business, speeding up the checkout process with a new pass integrated into the Wallet app on the iPhone.

Google premieres Stadia, an online cross-platform game streaming service

Tuesday March 19, 2019

Google on Tuesday revealed Stadia, a new cloud-based gaming platform able to stream high-end PC games to phones, tablets, computers, and TVs.

Apple's AirPower wireless charging mat looks like it's arriving very soon

Tuesday March 19, 2019

More signs that Apple is preparing to release the AirPower charging mat have surfaced, after changes to references in how wireless charging were found in the sixth iOS 12.2 developer beta mentioned the charging of multiple devices simultaneously.

Mac mini, iMac, iMac Pro: How to choose the best desktop Mac for your needs and budget

Tuesday March 19, 2019

With Apple's Tuesday revision to the iMac lineup, now is the best time possible to shop for a Mac desktop. There are tons of options to choose from, and AppleInsider breaks them all down for you.

Apple partnering with advocacy groups to foster critical thinking and news literacy

Tuesday March 19, 2019

Ahead of an expected news subscription service launch, Apple on Tuesday debuted a new initiative to support leading nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and Europe that offer nonpartisan, independent media literacy programs.

Apple cuts prices on high-end MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac mini SSD upgrades

Tuesday March 19, 2019

Apple has made it cheaper for customers buying a MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or Mac mini to go for increased storage options, cutting the cost of upgrades on the higher capacity SSD selections by up to $400, depending on the model and SSD capacity.

Apple has sports ambitions, but not interested in streaming games

Tuesday March 19, 2019

Apple appears to be making moves to try and change how people watch sports, as a report into how a small team working on the sports section of the Apple TV app and Apple TV interface operates indicates the iPhone maker may be lining up to disrupt another industry, though not by streaming sports

Apple News subscription plan said to cost $10 per month, but major publishers balking at terms

Tuesday March 19, 2019

The paid version of Apple News, possibly named Apple News Magazines, will reportedly cost $10 per month -- but major publishers are said to be rejecting Apple's terms, or already making plans to leave.

Investigators sought permission to unlock Michael Cohen's iPhone with FaceID

Tuesday March 19, 2019

The investigation into President Donald Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen included a request to use his biometric data to access his Apple devices, warrant documents reveal, with both the attorney's face and fingerprints needed to bypass security used in iPhones and iPads.