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2019

Apple's new Mac Pro internal components - answers and lingering questions [u]

Tuesday June 04, 2019

The introduction of a new Mac Pro, especially one that is said to be modular in its design, immediately prompts an influx of queries about what it is and what it can do. AppleInsider attempts to answer some of the tougher questions raised by the latest model.

Apple's break-up of iTunes will have little impact on libraries and playback for Mac users

Tuesday June 04, 2019

Starting in the next release of MacOS, Apple is replacing iTunes in favor of three new apps -- Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, and Apple TV. Here's a look at what you can expect to see once Apple makes the split.

Missouri senator asks Apple to offer full 'Do Not Track' option for iPhone & iPad apps

Tuesday June 04, 2019

Republican Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri has sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook, urging him to enable a "Do Not Track" option for iPhone and iPadOS apps, and not just in places like Safari.

Promise debuts first internal hard drive sleds for new Mac Pro

Tuesday June 04, 2019

Storage specialists Promise Technology has unveiled a pair of internal bays for the Mac Pro, designed to mount up to four hard drives internal to the new computer.

Apple's WWDC keynote was about developers & software differentiation, say analysts

Tuesday June 04, 2019

Analysts have been quick to offer diverse reactions to Apple's WWDC 2019 announcements, though generally agreeing that the company put a focus on unique software upgrades and helping out app developers.

Developers sue Apple over $99 annual fee, mandatory pricing increments of $0.99

Tuesday June 04, 2019

Two iOS developers have filed a class-action suit claiming that Apple abuses its position as the owner of the App Store by dictating pricing tiers, and that its mandatory annual fee for all developers is "profit-killing."

The Apple Park 'spaceship' uses 692 steel saucers to protect against earthquakes

Tuesday June 04, 2019

The main ring at Apple Park is one of the few buildings in the entire U.S. to use base isolation against earthquakes -- meaning that it should survive all but the biggest California tremors.

Apple suffered from limited Apple Music, App Store outages [u]

Tuesday June 04, 2019

Starting at about 8 A.M. Eastern Time and continuing for about four hours, some Apple saw outages in Apple Music, and the App Stores for both macOS and iOS. [Updated with resolution]

Editorial: The new Mac Pro is overkill for nearly everybody, and it hit Apple's own target

Tuesday June 04, 2019

The Mac Pro is expensive, and polarizing, there's no doubt. But it precisely hit what and who Apple was aiming for, and is in no way a sign that Apple has lost its way.

UE intros Wonderboom 2 speaker with better element protection, more bass

Tuesday June 04, 2019

Logitech's Ultimate Ears on Monday rolled out the Wonderboom 2, a new incarnation of its compact Bluetooth speaker intended to be tougher, longer-lasting, and heavier on bass.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Afterburner accelerator for the Mac Pro

Tuesday June 04, 2019

As part of the launch of the new Mac Pro, Apple introduced a piece of hardware called Apple Afterburner that could be added to the configuration. AppleInsider explains what the card is, what it can do, and whether it is worth adding to an already powerful desktop.

Full WWDC 2019 keynote now available to view on-demand

Tuesday June 04, 2019

Apple has started to offer a replay of its Worldwide Developers Conference keynote address, with the full two-hour presentation available to view by attendees wanting to see all of the new announcements relating to iOS, macOS, watchOS, tvOS, and iPadOS.

Apple folds bug reporting into Feedback Assistant, discontinues Bug Reporter

Tuesday June 04, 2019

In a major change to its bug reporting system, Apple on Monday announced the deprecation of its standalone Bug Reporter service, the capabilities of which are now folded into the Feedback Assistant app for iOS and Mac.

New iOS 13 feature uses Siri smarts to thwart spam calls

Monday June 03, 2019

Apple is looking to combat pesky spam callers in iOS 13 with a new Siri-powered feature that weeds out and silences calls from unknown numbers, sending them directly to voicemail.

Hands on with the best features of iOS 13 and iPadOS

Monday June 03, 2019

There are more features to count in iOS 13 and iPadOS, so we narrowed down the list to our top six, which run the gamut from huge system-wide changes to small, but extremely useful tweaks.

Pixelmator Photo, Asphalt 9: Legends among 2019 Apple Design Award winners

Monday June 03, 2019

Following Monday's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote, Apple held its annual Design Award ceremony in San Jose, crowning a handful of outstanding iPhone, iPad and Mac apps with the coveted trophy.

Apple CEO Tim Cook talks privacy, App Store monopoly, more in interview

Monday June 03, 2019

Apple CEO Tim Cook is slated to appear on CBS Evening News on Tuesday to discuss a range of issues including the tech giant's push for consumer data privacy, allegations of monopolistic practices and more.

Apple introduces smart battery optimization in iOS 13 to combat battery aging

Monday June 03, 2019

Buried among the sea of features, upgrades, modifications and changes coming to iOS 13 is a new battery optimization tool designed to intelligently hold charge levels below a designated threshold, thereby preventing premature battery aging.

'Sign in with Apple' mandatory for all apps with third-party sign-in options

Monday June 03, 2019

Apple's new "Sign in with Apple" login feature that debuts with iOS 13 later this year will be mandatory for all apps that offer third-party sign-in options to users, the company said in an update to developers on Monday.

House Judiciary Committee to investigate "weak" antitrust enforcement of technology firms

Monday June 03, 2019

A bipartisan investigation from the House Judiciary Committee is slated to examine dominant firms in the tech industry and review whether existing laws are sufficient to deal with competition issues within digital markets.