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2019

Shooting movies on an iPhone, Apple TV+ & Apple Health questions on the AppleInsider Podcast

Friday August 09, 2019

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, questions about Apple Health, plus Neill Barham of Filmic Pro talks about the app that Steven Soderbergh used to shoot the movie "Unsane."

Apple asks court to reconsider denial of $439M VirnetX lawsuit rehearing

Friday August 09, 2019

Apple has asked the Federal U.S. Court of Appeals to hold another hearing for its case against VirnetX, insisting last week's failed attempt to get an en banc hearing should have been allowed due to the same court invalidating some of VirnetX's patent claims just minutes beforehand.

Apple updates USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter with HDMI 2.0 support

Friday August 09, 2019

Apple this week started sales of an updated version of its USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter, delivering HDMI 2.0 support for 60Hz refresh rates at high resolutions, HDR output and more.

Facebook dangles big money to lure news outlets into new service

Thursday August 08, 2019

Social media giant Facebook is reportedly offering major publications millions of dollars to secure content for a news section it aims to debut later this year, a move that could put pressure on subscription services like Apple News+.

Apple to sell new Mophie multi-device wireless chargers [u]

Thursday August 08, 2019

Apple appears set to start sales of two new multi-device Qi wireless chargers from Mophie in its retail and online stores.

Apple adds more drivers to autonomous car project

Thursday August 08, 2019

Apple is expanding efforts to forward its self-driving car project, and according to government documents has added 33 drivers to test its fleet of 69 autonomous vehicles over the past three months.

Tim Cook invites Coast Guard Admiral Karl Shultz to Apple Park

Thursday August 08, 2019

Apple CEO Tim Cook met with U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Karl Schultz at Apple Park on Thursday, where the two discussed a range of topics including similarities in their seemingly disparate jobs.

Face ID attention detection security defeated with glasses and tape

Thursday August 08, 2019

Security researchers were able to bypass Face ID's "liveness" detection on the iPhone and iPad Pro with everyday items, defeating what is considered the industry's most advanced biometric security system using little more than a pair of glasses with tape affixed to the lenses.

Apple's expanded bug bounty program covers all operating systems, payouts up to $1M, special iPhones, more

Thursday August 08, 2019

Apple is opening its bug bounty program to cover all of its operating systems, with the company expanding and improving the scheme to pay researchers for finding bugs in macOS, watchOS, tvOS, iPadOS, and iCloud, along with the current payouts for iOS issues. Also new are special iPhones that will help select researchers surface vulnerabilities.

Review: Symfonisk AirPlay 2 Bookshelf Speaker -- Ikea Price, Sonos Sound

Thursday August 08, 2019

Ikea teamed with Sonos, and the pairing has produced the $99 Symfonisk Bookshelf Wi-Fi speaker with AirPlay 2. How does it compare to pricier speaker alternatives.

Global notebook shipments up with Apple showing biggest growth

Thursday August 08, 2019

Apple's MacBooks have seen a considerable growth in global shipments in the second quarter over the same period in 2018, with TrendForce figures indicating the product line shipped 19.8% more units year-on-year, the highest among the other top notebook vendors.

'Apple Music for Artists' analytics tool exits beta, available for all musicians

Thursday August 08, 2019

Apple has given all musicians a way to examine the listening habits of their fans, with 'Apple Music for Artists' exiting an extended beta test program on Thursday.

Fifth public beta of iOS 13, iPadOS 13, tvOS 13 now available

Thursday August 08, 2019

A day after the most recent developer beta of tvOS 13, iOS 13, and iPadOS 13, Apple has made the same build available for public beta testers.

Philips WiZ Connected Wi-Fi smart bulbs support Siri Shortcuts

Thursday August 08, 2019

Philips has launched a new set of smart light bulbs under Signify's WiZ Connected ecosystem, one that works differently from the manufacturer's existing Hue range in that they connect directly with Wi-Fi, eliminating the need for an intermediary hub.

Here are the best Apple Watch deals for August 2019

Thursday August 08, 2019

Summer may be winding down, but these Apple Watch deals are heating up as we make our way through August. Here's where to grab the lowest prices on Apple Watch Series 4 and Series 3 devices, with prices starting at just $199.

Smart speaker market growing steadily but dominated by sub-$50 models

Thursday August 08, 2019

A new report by CIRP shows that price seems to be the driving factor behind smart speaker adoption and market growth, with over 50 percent of the market belonging to entry-level Amazon Echo and Google Dot and Mini devices.

Barclays pessimistic on AAPL, predicting imminent Services slowdown

Thursday August 08, 2019

Barclays has started to cover Apple's stock once again, handled by a new managing director at the investment bank, but the initial view of the iPhone maker is dreary, landing it with a price target of $192 and an 'Equal Weight rating" based on 5G iPhone and Services pessimism.

Samsung removes ads mocking Apple after removing headphone jack

Thursday August 08, 2019

The newly announced Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is missing a 3.5mm headphone jack in favor of a single USB-C port, and it used to mock Apple in advertising for removing it. Now, Samsung is trying to revise history by deleting the ads in question.

Apple Card opened up to more users ahead of official launch

Thursday August 08, 2019

Apple has increased the number of people who can sign up for Apple Card ahead of its official launch, with more iPhone users now able to apply for the credit card from their devices.

iOS 12 now installed on 88 percent of compatible devices

Thursday August 08, 2019

Updated adoption statistics released by Apple show that iOS 12 adoption rates have reached 88 percent on compatible devices, a month before iOS 13 is set to release.