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2019

How to download prior versions of apps onto an older iPhone or iPad that can't run iOS 12

Sunday March 10, 2019

Apple hasn't totally left old iPad owners behind. In addition to still signing the last iOS releases for those devices, you can still download software for them -- assuming you know where to look.

Elizabeth Warren confirms Apple is on her big tech breakup list

Sunday March 10, 2019

Speaking at SXSW, presidential candidate and Senator Elizabeth Warren explicitly called out Apple's App Store as one example of what would need to be split away from the company to comply with her big tech breakup plan, if Apple wanted to continue to distribute its own apps and services.

Apple shares five new iPhone tip videos for contacting support, using Wallet, and more

Saturday March 09, 2019

Apple has just published five new videos on its official YouTube channel as a continuation of its "iPhone Can Do What?" series, providing tips for using the Apple Support app, Face ID, Wallet, and more.

Tips: How to pair your AirPods with a Galaxy S10 -- or any other device

Saturday March 09, 2019

Using AirPods with a new Samsung Galaxy S10 is easy to do. AppleInsider walks you through how to pair them, as well as what features you may miss out on.

Apple's smart glasses can change the game in a niche augmented & virtual reality market

Saturday March 09, 2019

We don't need more technology, we need someone to find a true use for Virtual and Augmented Reality. Apple is just the firm to do it -- since it's done the same thing twice before.

Next-generation 'budget' iPad rumored to retain Touch ID, headphone jack

Friday March 08, 2019

Rumors from Asian suppliers aired Friday suggest Apple's 7th generation iPad will sport an enclosure design identical to the current 9.7-inch iPad, complete with Touch ID biometric authentication and a headphone jack.

Qualcomm seeks $31 million in damages from Apple in California patent suit

Friday March 08, 2019

Qualcomm is asking for about $31 million in damages in its ongoing patent trial against Apple in San Diego, an expert witness testified in court on Friday.

Apple hires artists to rework cover art for thousands of Apple Music playlists

Friday March 08, 2019

Apple is reportedly hiring veteran industry artists to redesign the covers of "many thousands" of Apple Music playlists, hoping to make them look less generic.

If you use Google Chrome on your Mac, update it right now

Friday March 08, 2019

Google has confirmed a recent update to Chrome was to patch a zero-day issue in the popular browser, an exploit that was actively used in attacks, and has recommended all Chrome users on Mac, Windows, and Linux update their installations as soon as possible.

Video: iPhone XR versus Galaxy S10e photo quality comparison

Friday March 08, 2019

The budget-friendly iPhone XR and Samsung Galaxy S10e both have extremely capable shooters packed into their attractive -- and lower-cost -- designs. We pit the pair against each other to see which one has the overall best low-cost flagship camera system.

Apple has been working on AR and VR for years, and it will pay off in the 2020 smart glasses

Friday March 08, 2019

Apple's work in the virtual reality and augmented reality field has produced a considerable number of patents and applications, which could lead to the eventual creation of the iPhone maker's first headset. AppleInsider takes a look at some of the company's filings, including those that use the technology away from a head-mounted display.

Elizabeth Warren calls for tech giant breakup, with Apple in the cross-hairs

Friday March 08, 2019

On Friday, Democratic Senator and 2020 presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren advocated for breaking up major tech companies with large services, specifically naming Amazon, Facebook, and Google -- but Apple fits in the targeted category as well.

Amazon discounts Apple's Core i7 2017 MacBook Air to $799, 2018 MacBook Air to $999

Friday March 08, 2019

While supplies last, Amazon is knocking $350 off Apple's Mid 2017 13-inch MacBook Air with an upgraded 2.2GHz Core i7 processor, bringing the price down to $799, a record low. Prefer the latest model? Apple's standard 2018 MacBook Air is also on sale for $999 ($200 off retail). Meanwhile, B&H has MacBook Pros on sale for just $1,099. These deals may end at any time, so don't delay.

iPod touch icon with no notch or home button is a fake, but new model likely anyhow

Friday March 08, 2019

A faked icon, said to be in the latest iOS 12.2 beta, allegedly depicts a seventh-generation iPod touch with an all-screen front panel. But even without the graphic being accurate, there is more than enough evidence to suggest that a new iPod touch is coming very soon.

Rumored MacBook health sensors, Huawei sues the US, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

Friday March 08, 2019

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor talk about rumored health sensors in MacBooks, Huawei suing the US government, and Facebook's claim again that they value users' privacy.

Apple's AR glasses arriving in 2020, iPhone will do most of the work

Friday March 08, 2019

Apple's long-rumored augmented reality headset could arrive mid-way through 2020 prominent analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes, with the initial round of manufacturing for the fabled head-mounted display speculated to commence as early as the end of 2019.

Disney+ streaming service to offer entire Disney movie catalog, including 'Disney Vault' titles

Thursday March 07, 2019

Disney CEO Bob Iger at the company's annual shareholders meeting on Thursday confirmed that the forthcoming Disney+ streaming service will incorporate Disney's entire movie library, including classic films that often remain out of circulation.

Apple breaks with digital music competitors, will not appeal songwriter royalty increase

Thursday March 07, 2019

Major digital music and streaming services Amazon, Google, Pandora and Spotify on Thursday filed separate appeals of a U.S. Copyright Royalty Board ruling that greatly increases royalty rates paid out to songwriters. Apple is conspicuously absent from the list of appellants.

Video: iPhone XS Max versus Galaxy S10+ photo quality comparison

Thursday March 07, 2019

We pit Samsung's brand new Galaxy S10 Plus against Apple's iPhone XS Max in this ultimate photo comparison to see which cameras are best.

DirecTV Now gains 'TV' sync, single sign-on & live tune-in on Apple TV

Thursday March 07, 2019

AT&T on Thursday released an important update to DirecTV Now for the Apple TV, adding features such as single sign-on.