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2019

Multinational tech giants like Apple often 'pay taxes nowhere,' says German minister

Thursday April 11, 2019

The world's biggest multinational tech companies, Apple among them, are escaping much of their fair tax burden, German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said in an interview this week.

Netherlands competition regulator investigating App Store dominance abuse claims

Thursday April 11, 2019

Apple is being investigated by a competition regulator in the Netherlands over the dominance of the App Store to determine if Apple has abused its position in the app marketplace, and has put out a call to developers asking for examples of potential abuses.

WPA3 Wi-Fi still saddled with security flaws, researchers claim [u]

Thursday April 11, 2019

WPA3 -- a Wi-Fi security protocol launched by the Wi-Fi Alliance in 2018 -- is, in practice, better than WPA2, but still fraught with security flaws, according to a recent research paper.

Apple Services launches lack depth, while iPhone sales remain shaky claims JP Morgan

Thursday April 11, 2019

Apple has failed to provide enough "depth" in its new services to appease investors, JP Morgan claims, at the same time as suggesting firms in the iPhone supply chain saw good results in March, despite apparent signs of a continued iPhone revenue decline.

Apple exceeds its clean energy goal for suppliers by 25 percent

Thursday April 11, 2019

Some 21 further suppliers, including iPhone assemblers Wistron and Pegatron, have committed to using 100 percent renewable energy in their Apple production lines, bringing the total to 44. Apple had aimed to use 4 gigawatts of renewable energy in its operations by 2020 and now says it will reach 5 gigawatts.

24-hour Deal Zone: Apple's upgraded Mac mini on sale for $529 ($470 off)

Thursday April 11, 2019

While supplies last, B&H Photo is slashing the price of Apple's previous-gen Mac mini with multiple upgrades to just $529. Featuring a 2.8GHz Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 1TB Fusion Drive, this model is $470 off today only.

Apple slapped with massive 16-patent lawsuit from wireless tech firm Seven Networks

Thursday April 11, 2019

Seven Networks, an active mobile technology company based out of Texas and Finland, on Wednesday leveled a lawsuit against Apple claiming infringement of 16 owned patents asserted against a range of critical software and hardware features.

Apple's Mac spotted in viral image with black hole researcher

Wednesday April 10, 2019

On Wednesday, the world got its first glimpse at a black hole, or more accurately its shadow, in what is being hailed as a monumental scientific achievement that was once thought impossible. And Mac was there.

Thousands of Amazon workers are listening in on Echo audio, report says [u]

Wednesday April 10, 2019

In a bid to enhance its in-house Alexa voice recognition technology, Amazon reportedly employs thousands of people around the world to listen, transcribe and annotate audio clips recorded by Echo devices.

Apple Podcasts Preview redesigned with support for web playback, episode details, more

Wednesday April 10, 2019

Apple this week pushed out a major revamp to the Apple Podcasts Preview webpage, providing users a refreshed design, the ability to play episodes directly in a web browser, granular episode details and more.

Apple calls for plaintiffs' lawyers to be kicked in iPhone throttling case

Wednesday April 10, 2019

Apple this week called for terminating two plaintiff lawyers in an ongoing lawsuit over iPhone throttling, saying they leaked secret documents in violation of a protective order.

Apple gaining PC marketshare despite lower Mac shipments, fresh estimates suggest

Wednesday April 10, 2019

Two newly-published sets of preliminary research agree that Apple gained PC marketshare in the March quarter, even as Mac shipments declined year-over-year.

Scosche Strikeline USB-C to Lightning cable now available to order

Wednesday April 10, 2019

Scosche's new Strikeline USB-C to Lightning cable is now available, letting you power up your iPhone significantly faster than the typical USB-A.

The TextBlade keyboard is superb, but you'll have to be patient

Wednesday April 10, 2019

It's innovative, its test users are all vocal fans, and the TextBlade portable keyboard has officially been on sale since 2015 -- yet you still can't order it today, and get it quickly. AppleInsider visited the company to see what's happened, and whether it's worth waiting for.

YouTube TV hikes monthly fee to $55 to cover Apple App Store fees, Discovery programming

Wednesday April 10, 2019

Effective immediately, the cost of YouTube TV is going up to $49.99 per month for new customers, or $54.99 for those subscribing through the App Store, reportedly because of the addition of several Discovery-owned channels.

Apple releases tvOS 12.2.1, with bug fixes & speed improvements

Wednesday April 10, 2019

Apple has released an update bringing the Apple TV up to tvOS 12.2.1, one which is a maintenance release that fixes issues but does not add any new features to the operating system.

Apple's latest 'Shot on iPhone' ad goes behind the scenes with Toronto Maple Leafs

Wednesday April 10, 2019

Apple on Wednesday premiered its latest "Shot on iPhone" ad, this time with a short film shot by Toronto Maple Leafs players Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner.

Apple allegedly paid $485M to acquire Texture, the core of Apple News+

Wednesday April 10, 2019

Apple paid at least $485 million to acquire Texture, the digital magazine subscription service it acquired in early 2018 and absorbed into Apple News, it has been alleged, with the size of the purchase indicating how much the iPhone maker valued the service's technology and potential.

Review: Eve Energy Strip is a HomeKit product that makes sense

Wednesday April 10, 2019

Eve Systems is back with its latest HomeKit accessory, the Eve Energy Strip. This mutli-device surge protector was designed not just with a single function, but with many levels of utility. AppleInsider goes hands on to show you how.

How to stop Siri's voice reverting to a robot on iOS

Wednesday April 10, 2019

You'll never appreciate just how good Siri's voice is today unless you hit this problem where your iPhone sheds it in favor of the original 2011-era robotic sound. Once you've appreciated it, though, here's how to put it right again.