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2019

Netflix drops AirPlay support citing unnamed 'technical limitations'

Friday April 05, 2019

For reasons unknown, Netflix recently disabled the ability to stream content from an iOS device to Apple TV using Apple's AirPlay protocol, a move that limits customer options.

Evidence of standalone Music, Podcasts apps for macOS surfaces, signals iTunes breakup

Friday April 05, 2019

Noted developer Steve Troughton-Smith on Friday said he is confident that Apple is working on new, standalone Music, Podcast and potentially Books apps for macOS, suggesting the company plans to dismantle its lumbering iTunes giant.

Accountant scams company out of $4.5M to buy, resell thousands of iPhones and iPads

Friday April 05, 2019

A recent court hearing has exposed a long-running scam in which a Canadian accountant used a corporate credit card to buy and resell some $6 million Canadian dollars (about $4.5 million) in iPhones and iPads.

Sonnet eGFX Radeon RX 560 Breakaway Puck hits Apple retail soon, but you don't have to wait

Friday April 05, 2019

A less expensive external GPU option for Thunderbolt 3 Macs, the Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Puck Radeon RX 560, is now available through Apple's online store and may soon hit some physical outlets, but there are options for buying now.

Rounding up the best iPhone deals: here's where to score the steepest discounts

Friday April 05, 2019

If you're shopping for a new iPhone, it's worth checking out the latest deals at wireless carriers for instant savings and buy one, get one free promotions compared to spending MSRP at Apple. We've rounded up the best bargains on a variety of devices, from budget-friendly phones to loaded iPhone XS Max models.

ecobee venturing into indoor security cameras, could add Apple's HomeKit

Friday April 05, 2019

Best known for its smart thermostats, ecobee is reportedly working on an indoor security camera likely to support Apple's HomeKit.

Review: The 2019 21.5-inch iMac 4K is iterative, not transformative

Friday April 05, 2019

We've been using and testing the new 2019 iMac 4K for about two weeks now, and while the spec bump is greatly appreciated, an otherwise unchanged machine is more iterative than transformative.

Review: JLab's Epic Air Elite wireless earbuds put the gym and battery life first

Friday April 05, 2019

JLab's Epic Air Elite is an affordable, quality pair of wireless sports earbuds, possibly even preferable to Apple's AirPods -- yet it still faces superior competition.

Apple Music eclipses Spotify in paid US subscribers

Friday April 05, 2019

After a false start six months ago, Apple Music has truly surpassed Spotify in terms of paid U.S. subscribers -- if with a long way to go globally.

Latest 'Shot on iPhone' film produced on iPhone XS highlights surfers in Cuba

Friday April 05, 2019

Apple has published two new videos in its "Shot on iPhone" series to its YouTube channel, with the main feature exploring the Cuban surf community accompanied by a behind-the-scenes clip showing how the film was created using the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.

How to block spam calls, texts, and social media messages on your iPhone

Friday April 05, 2019

You know how to use messaging and emails, and you use them to get things done, but far too many just want to sell you things or annoy you with them. Here's how to get persistent callers and emailers out of your hair so that you can get some work done.

Apple Music subscription reduced in India in response to Spotify and YouTube Music launches

Friday April 05, 2019

Apple has cut the cost of its Apple Music subscription in India, making the streaming service cheaper than the recently-launched rivals Spotify and YouTube Music to potential cash-strapped customers in the emerging market.

Qualcomm still wants to cooperate with Apple on a 5G iPhone

Friday April 05, 2019

If Apple indeed having its reported trouble securing a 5G modem for 2020 iPhones from Intel or other vendors, Qualcomm is standing by, the chipmaker's president said on Friday.

Comparing the iPhone camera, Apple's 'Underdogs,' Apple Card envy, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

Friday April 05, 2019

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, guest Vlad Savov joins Victor to talk about smartphone cameras, the immediate desire for Apple Card, and what's wrong with glorifying being overworked.

Samsung, Huawei getting close to iPhone, spending on camera hardware to get there

Friday April 05, 2019

Android smartphones focusing on improved displays and cameras haven't beaten the iPhone but are narrowing the gap, suggests analysts from Cowen, with main rivals Huawei and Samsung said to be considerably outspending Apple on the rear camera assembly in each of their flagship mobile devices.

Apple scraps plans for first Australian 'global flagship' store

Friday April 05, 2019

Apple has shelved plans to build its first global flagship retail store in Australia, as heritage authority officials effectively blocked development of the proposed Federation Square site by declining a demolition permit application.

Samsung expects 60 percent dip in operating profit for Q1, worst performance in 4 years

Friday April 05, 2019

Apple "frenemy" Samsung is expecting a bleak first quarter of 2019, with the company estimating operating income to come in down more than 60 percent on the year due to drooping memory chip prices and sluggish smartphone sales.

Apple's Tim Cook calls sports a 'great unifier' in call to ESPN

Thursday April 04, 2019

Apple CEO Tim Cook took a break from running the world's most valuable company on Thursday to call in to ESPN for quick chat about his alma mater Auburn University, whose basketball team is heading to the NCAA Final Four for the first time.

Apple ceases iOS 12.1.4 code signing following release of iOS 12.2

Thursday April 04, 2019

Following the March release of iOS 12.2, Apple on Thursday stopped signing code for iOS 12.1.4, ensuring iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners are running the latest, most secure version of the operating system.

Apple hires senior Google AI scientist as director of machine learning

Thursday April 04, 2019

Apple recently poached Ian Goodfellow, a noted artificial intelligence expert, away from Google as part of efforts to build out a quickly growing team focused on the development of AI and machine learning technologies.