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2019

Spotify offers free ad-based Hulu plan to more Premium subscribers

Tuesday March 12, 2019

Perhaps manning the ramparts ahead of Apple's video service launch, Spotify on Tuesday began offering Hulu's "Limited Commercials" plan free to more -- though not all -- U.S. Premium subscribers.

Apple inaugurates 'Celebrate Music in Our Schools Month' by promoting guides for teachers & students

Tuesday March 12, 2019

Capitalizing on the National Association for Music Education's "Celebrate Music in Our Schools Month," Apple on Tuesday launched a special promo campaign for its Everyone Can Create guides for teachers and students.

What to expect from the March 25 'It's show time' Apple News and streaming video event

Tuesday March 12, 2019

Apple has confirmed the long-rumored March 25 event but, of course, said nothing directly about what will be unveiled there. AppleInsider examines the evidence for Apple launching a more coherent Apple News service with magazines and other publications, plus the debut of Apple's streaming video service -- and what new hardware could appear.

Apple's suppliers seeing slightly less revenue due to stalling iPhone shipments

Tuesday March 12, 2019

Apple's iPhone suppliers have earned marginally less revenue in the first two months of the year compared to the same period in 2018, according to JP Morgan, with prospects to resurrect its fortunes in China continuing to look dismal with no turnaround anticipated anytime soon.

Sprint calls AT&T's '5G E' branding 'fake 5G' in letter to consumers, promises own 5G network in 2019

Monday March 11, 2019

Sprint in an open letter to consumers derides AT&T for its "5G Evolution" advertising push, saying accompanying "5G E" connectivity branding -- soon to land on iPhone with iOS 12.2 -- is a gambit designed to mislead consumers.

The Apogee MiC Plus iOS and Mac-enabled microphone delivers professional studio sound at an unbeatable $199 price

Monday March 11, 2019

Whether you're an avid podcaster or simply want to produce high-quality voiceovers on occasion, Apogee's MiC Plus provides professional studio quality sound at an entry-level price. At only $199 after a $60 cash discount, this USB microphone also ships for free, with no tax collected outside NY and NJ.

Former Apple engineer claims idea for Qualcomm patent, does not seek inventor status

Monday March 11, 2019

Former Apple engineer Arjuna Siva testified on Monday in the ongoing Qualcomm v. Apple patent trial, saying he came up with the idea for a Qualcomm patent-in-suit.

Video: Galaxy S10e versus iPhone XR benchmarking showdown

Monday March 11, 2019

The next phone to slide across our desk is the Galaxy S10e, the lower-cost flagship from Samsung. Watch, as we pit it against against Apple's own budget device in this latest showdown.

Apple's March 25 'It's show time' event will be live streamed

Monday March 11, 2019

Apple has updated its live event streaming page in preparation of the March 25 Apple News and video event, inviting people to watch the live stream broadcast from the Steve Jobs Theater.

Apple Music rival Tidal enables 'master'-level audio quality on iPhone & iPad

Monday March 11, 2019

Tidal on Monday updated its iPhone and iPad app with access to "master-quality" tracks, a step beyond what the service's HiFi tier normally allows.

Apple's 'It's show time' video and Apple News event is on March 25 at Steve Jobs Theater

Monday March 11, 2019

Apple has invited members of the press to an event at the Steve Jobs Theater on March 25, where the company is expected to unveil news and video services.

AT&T raises DirecTV Now subscription by $10, shakes up packages for new customers

Monday March 11, 2019

AT&T is making major changes to the pricing of DirecTV Now, with the streaming television service going up in price by $10 per month for new and existing customers starting in April, while at the same time cutting down the number of available packages for new customers.

Last call: Apple's 512GB 12.9-inch iPad Pro with LTE discounted to $799 ($480 off)

Monday March 11, 2019

Ending soon! Apple authorized retailer B&H Photo is knocking $480 off loaded Mid 2017 12.9-inch iPad Pros exclusively for AppleInsider readers. These feature-packed iPad Pros are equipped with 512GB of storage, as well as Wi-Fi + Cellular capability, providing users with robust, portable devices for under $800.

Review: Belkin BoostUp wireless charging dock powers all your gear at once

Monday March 11, 2019

The Belkin BoostUp Special Edition wireless charging dock charges three devices at once, although the convenience comes at a price.

Apple releases fifth developer betas of iOS 12.2, tvOS 12.2, watchOS 5.2, and macOS 10.14.4 [u]

Monday March 11, 2019

Apple has issued its fifth round of developer betas for its operating systems, providing participants in its testing program new builds of iOS 12.2, tvOS 12.2, watchOS 5.2, and macOS 10.14.4.

First look at 'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' for iPhone given by 'Pokemon Go' creator Niantic

Monday March 11, 2019

Niantic and WB Games has offered more information on what to expect from the upcoming 'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' game for iOS, a follow-up to 'Pokemon Go' that takes advantage of AR to bring the magic-based franchise to real world, via the iPhone's screen.

President Trump insists he was saving time by calling Cook 'Tim Apple'

Monday March 11, 2019

On Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump defended his recent reference to Apple's CEO as "Tim Apple," claiming he was simply trying to save time.

Confidential Apple files exposed to public in misconfigured Box account

Monday March 11, 2019

A poor configuration of the cloud storage service Box has left sensitive data open to viewing by unauthorized users, security researchers have discovered, with Apple and other prominent companies found to have inadvertently left files and folders accessible to the public.

Review: Southern Straps Apple Watch roll is the best way to travel with your wearable

Monday March 11, 2019

If you travel with your Apple Watch, bringing multiple bands with you can get unruly. Quite a few different Apple Watch travel cases have been released, but we've fallen in love with the simplicity of the Southern Straps Watch Roll.

Talks 'nearly finalized' for AirPlay 2 compatibility on Roku streamers

Monday March 11, 2019

Apple and Roku are reportedly on the verge of completing negotiations for AirPlay 2 support, which could greatly expand the platform's reach.