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2019

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.

How to make and receive phone calls on HomePod

Thursday March 07, 2019

Apple doesn't promote this and it wasn't available when HomePod first launched, but since iOS 12 you've been able to ignore your iPhone and make or receive all your calls through the company's smart speaker.

Hands-on: Logitech's Bluetooth-capable Z606 5.1 surround speakers

Thursday March 07, 2019

Logitech's latest 5.1 surround system, the Z606, tries to strike a balance between cost and modern expectations such as Bluetooth support.

Apple Watch helps to save another life, user diagnosed with tachycardia

Thursday March 07, 2019

The Apple Watch has been credited with saving another life due to its heart beat monitoring functionality, with the wearable device detecting an unusual pulse rate and a suggestion to go to hospital, ultimately leading to a diagnosis of tachycardia.

Pirated 4K 'Aquaman' rip suggests iTunes 4K movie DRM has been broken

Thursday March 07, 2019

The appearance of a pirated 4K-resolution version of the movie "Aquaman" on torrent sites is suspected to have been acquired from the iTunes store, which if true is a sign that someone has found a way around Apple's copyright protection measures.

Tim Cook changes Twitter name to 'Tim Apple' in response to Trump gaffe

Thursday March 07, 2019

After President Donald Trump accidentally referred to Apple CEO Tim Cook as "Tim Apple," the exec's social media team seems to have capitalized on the opportunity.

Apple accuses Qualcomm of tampering with star witness in patent trial

Thursday March 07, 2019

A key witness in Apple's patent trial against Qualcomm is no longer helping the iPhone maker, Apple confirmed on Thursday, with engineer Arjuna Siva no longer scheduled to testify at the trial putting a dent into the company's case against the chip producer.

Killer deals: Up to $400 off Apple's 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro and 15-inch MacBook Pro w/ no tax in 48 states

Thursday March 07, 2019

Extended for a limited time only, Apple authorized reseller Adorama is knocking hundreds off quad-core Mid 2018 13-inch MacBook Pros, as well as six-core 15-inch MacBook Pros. Plus, Adorama will not collect sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ, saving many shoppers hundreds more. These deals (and the sales tax incentive) may change at any time, so don't delay.

Nintendo asking partner iPhone developers to avoid gouging gamers on in-app purchases

Thursday March 07, 2019

In what would be an unusual step for most companies, Nintendo is reportedly telling its partner mobile developers to avoid squeezing players too hard for in-app purchases -- even though both parties would stand to benefit from the revenue.

Apple's AR glasses could have perfect fit thanks to novel adjusting and cooling systems

Thursday March 07, 2019

Apple is showing signs it is continuing to work on producing augmented reality and virtual reality glasses, including creating its own method for mounting the headset on the user's head and coming up with a way to regulate heat generated by the hardware while it is in use.