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2019

Lady Gaga rumored to play Apple Park's formal opening event

Friday May 17, 2019

Perhaps signaling the financial muscle Apple brings to bear, rumors claim that pop superstar Lady Gaga will sing for the formal opening of Apple Park this weekend.

Apple launches UK-only 'Behind the Mac' page promoting Mac music making

Friday May 17, 2019

In a slightly unusual move Apple has launched a new U.K.-only promo page, "Behind the Mac," selling people on Macs for all stages of music production.

'Minecraft Earth' brings AR-based block gaming to iOS this summer

Friday May 17, 2019

Minecraft is the latest franchise to make the transition to augmented reality, with the announcement Minecraft Earth will give players the ability to build block structures in their own back yard using an iPhone or iPad, starting with a closed beta commencing this summer.

How to delete all the audio recordings that Amazon Echo's Alexa has been making of you

Friday May 17, 2019

Every time you call out 'Alexa' -- or your Echo thinks you have -- you get recorded and those audio snippets are kept. Here's how to delete them and why Amazon says you shouldn't.

'Call of Duty: Mobile' beta goes live in India, expanding over 'coming months'

Friday May 17, 2019

Activision has opened up pre-registrations for "Call of Duty: Mobile," a free-to-play version of the popular first-person shooter for iOS and Android, developed with help from China's Tencent.

'Over the Rainbow' composer's estate sues Apple & others over 'pirated' music sales

Friday May 17, 2019

Apple and a large number of tech companies have become the subject of a new music lawsuit, with the estate of "The Wizard of Oz" track "Over the Rainbow" composer Harold Arlen accusing the firms of creating a "music piracy operation" that distributes unlicensed and unauthorized versions of copyrighted songs.

Huawei under pressure, pushing down on Intel, ZombieLoad and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

Friday May 17, 2019

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William is back to talk about Zombieload, Zombieland, Huawei, Intel and 5G.

Editorial: Why is privacy-minded Apple putting its new TV app on smart TVs notorious for spying on users?

Friday May 17, 2019

Apple has worked to make user privacy and data security primary features it promotes in its products and platforms. So why is the company porting its new TV App to smart TVs and streaming devices from Samsung, Amazon, LG, Roku and others that are notorious for spying on users and collecting data about their viewing behaviors? Here's a look.

Japan's Seven-Eleven stores will sell Apple's own iPhone accessories

Friday May 17, 2019

The majority of Japan's 20,925-strong chain of Seven-Eleven convenience stores will stock official Apple iPhone accessories including cables, power adapters and EarPods.

US cellular carriers say stopped sale of customer location data to third parties

Friday May 17, 2019

Major U.S. cellular carriers recently confirmed to the Federal Communications Commission that they have, for the most part, stopped selling customer geolocation data to third-party aggregators, a questionable practice first discovered a year ago.

Apple redesigns Investor Relations webpage, incorporates Newsroom feed

Thursday May 16, 2019

Apple on Thursday pushed out a redesign for its Investor Relations webpage that provides easy access to current and historical financial data, and integrates a live feed from the company's Newsroom.

Post-holiday, the iPhone installed base appears to have grown by 2 percent

Thursday May 16, 2019

Apple's growth rate of the install base of active iPhones is flattening a bit in the US, analysis from CIRP claims, with the number of iPhones in use estimated to have grown 2% between the start of January and the end of March.

Today's best deals: Apple TV 4K on sale for $139, MacBooks drop to $899

Thursday May 16, 2019

Apple TV 4K deals are back, and the savings are within a few dollars of record low prices. Pick up the HDR-compatible Apple TV 4K for just $138.99 with coupon while supplies last. Apple's ultraportable 12-inch MacBook is also $400 off with free expedited shipping.

Compared: Google's Pixel 3a XL vs. Apple's iPhone 7 Plus

Thursday May 16, 2019

Google's Pixel 3a XL can't compete from a performance standpoint with anything Apple has released from the last two years. It is more similar in silicon, and price, to the three year old iPhone 7 Plus, so which one should you pick up?

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G now on sale via Verizon, but can only use 5G network in two cities

Thursday May 16, 2019

Samsung's first 5G-compatible smartphone, the Galaxy S10 5G, is finally going on sale in the United States on Verizon, but prospective owners will only be able to use the new connectivity speeds in parts of just two cities for the moment: Chicago and Minneapolis.

Apple highlights iPhone-based photography of Rachael Short for Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Thursday May 16, 2019

To mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day on Thursday, Apple has profiled Rachael Short, a quadriplegic photographer in California, who expresses herself visually by taking shots on her iPhone XS, pared down from her previous use of multiple cameras.

Former Apple retail head Angela Ahrendts joins Airbnb's board of directors

Thursday May 16, 2019

Apple's recently-exited retail VP, Angela Ahrendts, on Thursday joined the board of directors for home rental giant Airbnb.

Apple could have used pinhole-sized sensors in display to keep Touch ID on the iPhone X

Thursday May 16, 2019

Before the introduction of the iPhone X and Face ID, Apple was considering ways to implement Touch ID on a smartphone without using an externally visible fingerprint reader, with one technique involving a series of pinholes in the display panel that could allow a fingerprint to be captured through the screen.

Apple facing renewed boycott efforts in China following trade war escalation

Thursday May 16, 2019

The increase in tensions between the United States and China in its ongoing trade war, as well as restrictions against Huawei, is fueling anti-US sentiments in China, prompting more online calls from critics of the political maneuvers to boycott Apple products.

Apple Developer Academy in Naples opens up 2019 applications

Thursday May 16, 2019

The Apple Developer Academy at the University of Federico II in Naples, Italy has opened up its annual applications, though there are just 400 spots available for a year's worth of free training.