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2019

Project Catalyst aims to bring apps to the Mac, enhance titles for iPad

Saturday June 08, 2019

Project Catalyst is designed to enable many of the existing one million iPad apps to also work natively on the Mac in a way that's effectively indistinguishable from existing Mac software and transparent to users. At the same time, it's also expected to help fuel the supply of iPad optimized apps. Here's how.

Everything new with HomePod in iOS 13

Saturday June 08, 2019

Alongside iOS 13 and macOS Catalina, the HomePod will be gaining an array of new features making it a far more capable device. Let's go through all the new features arriving for HomePod with iOS 13.

Apple Pencil gets impressive updates with iPadOS

Saturday June 08, 2019

During WWDC, Apple announced iPadOS which not only grants a ton of new features to the iPad, but also gives the Apple Pencil a few new features and improvements. Let's dig into what's new.

Amazon, Best Buy drop Apple MacBook Pros to $999 this weekend

Saturday June 08, 2019

MacBook Pros are on sale at Amazon and Best Buy this weekend, with early Father's Day discounts of up to $400 off and prices as low as $999.

Review: WaterField's Tech Rolltop Backpack is a durable if pricey status symbol

Friday June 07, 2019

WaterField's latest backpack is a durable and versatile option for carrying your MacBook, iPad or other tech gear, but the price is only worth it if you put style on the same pedestal as function.

Apple Watches offered by Apple in grant program to qualifying ResearchKit and CareKit projects

Friday June 07, 2019

Apple will be launching an "Apple Watch Limited Grant Program" later in 2019 to help institutions wanting to use the ResearchKit and CareKit frameworks, among a series of changes to the platforms designed to encourage more health research to be performed.

How to use external storage on iPad and iPhone with iOS 13

Friday June 07, 2019

With iPadOS and iOS 13, Apple is finally adding much-requested support for external storage connectivity on iPhone and iPad. There is a lot of details to parse through so we've done the legwork to lay out everything you need to know about using hard drives and other external media with iOS 13 and iPadOS.

Man jailed for not unlocking iPhone adds fuel to device search warrant debate

Friday June 07, 2019

A Florida man was thrown in jail for 44 days for refusing to unlock two iPhones in his possession during a traffic stop, an incident fuelling the ongoing privacy debates over how law enforcement can legally gain access to a smartphone's contents via passcode or biometrics, without being unconstitutional.

Hands on with iOS 13 'Look Around' in Apple Maps

Friday June 07, 2019

Apple is improving Apple Maps with the newly announced "Look Around," an interactive neighborhood map rival to Google's Street View.

Hands on: Bose's speaker-equipped Frames sunglasses for the iPhone

Friday June 07, 2019

They might seem like a gimmick at first, but Bose's iPhone-compatible Frames sunglasses may be a serious contender if you want portable music without some of the usual downsides.

Hands on with Apple's new voice control accessibility feature in iOS 13

Friday June 07, 2019

Accessibility is getting a major upgrade in iOS 13 and macOS Catalina -- adding not just the ability to use a mouse with iOS, but also granting users the ability to control their devices using only their voice.

Apple's quiet update to Siri Shortcuts brings the niche tool into the mainstream

Friday June 07, 2019

You're either a Siri Shortcuts fan, in which case the new features will absolutely delight you, or you've never looked at it. In which case, Apple wants to help you find out how useful Siri Shortcuts are for you.

How to open Apple's DMG files in Windows 10

Friday June 07, 2019

One of the potentially frustrating things about switching back and forth between Mac and Windows PCs can be proprietary formats -- a key example being Apple's DMGs (disk images). Here's how to extract content from a DMG in Windows 10.

Apple denied dismissal of 'unwieldy' dust filter class action lawsuit

Friday June 07, 2019

An attempt by Apple to dismiss a proposed class action lawsuit over a lack of air filters in the design of MacBooks and iMacs has been denied by a California District Court judge, as the motion to dismiss the "unwieldy" complaint was apparently "also unwieldy" in its own right.

PSA for parents: Apple Camp reservations start on June 17

Friday June 07, 2019

On June 17 Apple will open up U.S. reservations for Apple Camp, its annual retail program meant to hook kids on its products by way of various creative and coding projects.

Hands on with Apple's new Memoji stickers in iOS 13

Friday June 07, 2019

In iOS 13, users will be able to customize their own personal Memoji for use in an updated Memoji sticker pack that can be sent to nearly everybody with an iPhone. We took a look at the iOS 13 beta to see what updates we can look forward to when it releases.

Live from WWDC - the Mac Pro, Pro Display XDR, iOS 13, macOS Catalina and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

Friday June 07, 2019

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Daniel Eran Dilger speaks to us live from WWDC and fills us in on the news plus just what it's like being at this event.

Apple iPhones are on sale from just $260 at Amazon

Friday June 07, 2019

With Father's Day fast approaching and many students graduating, those in the market for the perfect Apple gift can find Amazon Renewed iPhones for as low as $260. Save up to $335 on the iPhone 7, 8 and X while supplies last.

Powerbeats Pro up for preorder in Australia and China

Thursday June 06, 2019

Following a start to preorders in France, Germany and the UK last week, Apple on Friday quietly initiated sales of Beats' Powerbeats Pro headphones in Australia and China.

Powerbeats Pro teardown reveals audio driver similar to AirPods, less capacious case battery

Thursday June 06, 2019

Aftermarket repair firm iFixit on Thursday posted its teardown of Beats' Powerbeats Pro, revealing the headset's components and construction share a number of similarities with Apple's latest AirPods model.