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2019

Apple tests out all-Arabic App Store in Middle East push

Tuesday July 16, 2019

Apple is making a greater push into the Middle East with an Arabic version of the App Store, with the digital storefront offering localized content being tested in beta ahead of an expected public launch in September, in a bid to grow regional revenues from a proportionally younger population.

Prime Day monitor deal: LG UltraFine 4K & 5K displays on sale from $269

Tuesday July 16, 2019

The second half of Amazon's 48-hour Prime Day savings event is now underway, and Amazon-owned Woot is kicking off the latter half of the sale with aggressive markdowns on LG UltraFine 4K and UltraFine 5K displays. Prices for these Apple-compatible monitors start at just $269, but you better act quick, as supplies may be limited.

iOS 13 & iPadOS bug said to allow unauthenticated access to usernames & passwords

Monday July 15, 2019

A bug in the current iOS 13 and iPadOS betas reportedly allows people to bypass security and access usernames and passwords in the Settings app -- though in practice, the issue is a relatively minor threat.

Apple uses Apollo 11's 50th anniversary to tease 'For All Mankind' on Apple TV+

Monday July 15, 2019

Apple on Monday premiered a second trailer for "For All Mankind," this time referencing the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing on July 20.

New House bill aims to make US more prominent in 5G space, combat China

Monday July 15, 2019

A new House bill proposed by Texas Republican Rep. Michael McCaul seeks to make the U.S. more prominent in 5G networking -- and specifically to deflect Chinese influence.

More Prime Day price drops: $700 off MacBook Pros, Mac mini now $489, $999 MacBook Air

Monday July 15, 2019

Amazon deals may be making the rounds this Prime Day, but Apple Authorized Reseller B&H is also issuing price drops of its own on Apple hardware. Prices on Macs start at just $489 with free expedited shipping and a sales tax refund in qualifying states with the Payboo Credit Card.

Tested: Thermal throttling in base model mid-2019 13-inch MacBook Pro

Monday July 15, 2019

AppleInsider has the new base model 13-inch MacBook Pro on hand, and we wanted to see whether the single fan design on this new MacBook Pro is a problem for the thermal condition and, as such, the processing power -- or if its able to take the heat.

Online Apple Store went offline for an hour for unknown reasons

Monday July 15, 2019

The online Apple Store briefly was inaccessible for customers, displaying the famous "Be right back" message for a period of time on Monday, a usual indicator of updates or changes to the store, but in this case may have been just downtime for maintenance.

Apple posts fifth macOS 10.14.6 developer beta

Monday July 15, 2019

Apple has moved on to yet another round for the current test cycle, providing developers with just one new build -- the fifth for macOS 10.14.6 -- to try out.

Lawmakers suggest Apple could do more to aid privacy reform

Monday July 15, 2019

Apple's calls for stronger privacy legislation aren't backed up by action, privacy advocates and U.S. Lawmakers suggest, claiming the iPhone maker isn't doing enough to help produce better privacy laws, and in some cases is lobbying against some efforts.

How to cope with just 128GB of SSD storage on your Mac mini or MacBook

Monday July 15, 2019

Only Apple recommends buying its Macs with 128GB of SSD storage, because only Apple is trying to hit a price point. Everyone else -- including us -- will tell you that you need more, but nobody really tells you why. Here's why small SSDs are a problem, and what you can do.

I replaced my Mac with my iPad Pro for a week -- here's how it went

Monday July 15, 2019

Recently, my Mac keeled over, leaving me with my iPad Pro to produce content and do day-to-day tasks with. This is how I managed, using only my iPad.

Eve Extend increases range of Bluetooth HomeKit accessories

Monday July 15, 2019

Eve Systems has launched the Eve Extend, its Bluetooth range extender that allows items within the Eve product line to connect to a HomeKit network by acting as an access point, enabling the devices to function without needing Bluetooth connectivity with a nearby iPhone or iPad.

Apple stops shipments of iPhone SE, 6, 6 Plus, 6s Plus in India

Monday July 15, 2019

Apple has ceased sales of the iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPhone 6s Plus in India, a report claims cutting out most of the lower-cost models from its regional product lineup and at the same time making it more expensive for customers in the country to buy an entry-level iPhone.

Amazon Prime Day ends tonight: grab these tech deals before they're gone

Monday July 15, 2019

The final day of Amazon's 48-hour Prime Day 2019 event is already here, and we're compiling the best deals on Apple products, accessories, Amazon hardware and much more. Check back throughout July 16 for live updates as new deals launch.

NFL, NBA to tap into iPhone to boost fan experience in stadiums

Sunday July 14, 2019

Major sports leagues have to rely on technologies to make fans engage more with the games, as well as to offer more revenue-generating opportunities, the commissioners of the NBA and NFL have advised at the Sun Valley conference, with iPhones used by fans in stadiums a possible trove of data for managing sales and the overall visitor experience.

Early access Prime Day deals are live now: save up to 64% on Amazon devices

Sunday July 14, 2019

Prime Day 2019 kicks off at midnight Pacific on July 15, but deals are already in full swing this afternoon. Save up to 64% on Fire TV Sticks, Echo devices, Toshiba Fire TVs, Ring doorbells and much more with these Early Access offers.

Are your iPhone or Apple Watch alarms not going off? Here's how to fix it

Sunday July 14, 2019

If you've never had this problem, we're not surprised because it is really rare. However, we also envy you tremendously, because when you do get it, it is extraordinarily inconvenient. As yet, Apple has no fix for it -- but we do have a workaround.

Hands on: Sandmarc Anamorphic Lens for iPhone

Sunday July 14, 2019

It's well known that the iPhone's video quality is top notch among mobile devices, with each release pushing forward what people can do with the tiny portable computing devices. Today we're taking a look at Sandmarc's Anamorphic Lens for the iPhone XS, XS Max and iPhone XR, and how you can use it to achieve a more cinematic look from your iPhone.

ICYMI: Moment drone lenses, Anker GaN chargers, & more

Sunday July 14, 2019

Each week, there are a ton of great products that get released that we don't have time to cover. Here are our top picks for new gear from the last seven days you should check out including DJI drone lenses from Moment, new headphones, and more.