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2019

Book Review & Giveaway: 'Tim Cook: The Genius Who Took Apple to the Next Level' is solid account, but lacks input from Cook himself

Friday April 12, 2019

The first biography of Apple's Tim Cook is a comprehensive and highly detailed account of his career and how he shaped Apple after Steve Jobs's death, but treads well-traveled ground for a CEO who probably isn't even halfway through his tenure.

How to live with a Mac mini or MacBook Air with a small internal drive

Friday April 12, 2019

Today's SSD drives are so fast that they speed up your entire Mac -- but unless you spend a lot of money, they're also very small. You can manage on 128GB of space instead, but it takes discipline and apps to pull it off.

US lawmakers attack Apple for song takedowns in Chinese government censorship effort

Friday April 12, 2019

Apple's decision to pull songs from its Apple Music service in China by pro-democracy musicians has come under fire from US lawmakers, suggesting Apple should not be taking part in what amounts to censorship by the Chinese government.

China iPhone sales stabilizing ahead of quarterly results, gaining on Huawei

Friday April 12, 2019

Apple's fortunes in China are slowly turning around, suggests Morgan Stanley, with a continuation of share growth for the iPhone user base in March taken as an indicator of better than expected results heading into Apple's upcoming quarterly financial results.

Review: Pioneer AVH-W4400NEX receiver proves wireless CarPlay is the way to go

Friday April 12, 2019

The Pioneer AVH-W4400NEX is a phenomenal aftermarket car stereo head unit that bakes in wireless CarPlay and much more. AppleInsider takes you for a ride to check it out.

Over $700 million in imports by Apple, Samsung & others held up by India e-waste authority

Friday April 12, 2019

Apple and devices from other manufacturers are being prevented from being imported into India, with iPhone shipments piling up at customs after import permits were suspended over an alleged failure to follow e-waste regulations.

Sizzling deals: $199 Apple Watch Series 3, $200 off 2018 MacBook Airs, $400 off 15" MacBook Pros

Friday April 12, 2019

After initially selling out, Walmart has the 38mm Apple Watch Series 3 back in stock for $199. That's an $80 discount on the GPS model, and the lowest price we've seen to date. High-end Apple Watch styles are also up to $450 off, while 2018 MacBook Airs just received a $200 price drop (and 15-inch MacBook Pros are $400 off) at Amazon.

Fear and nagging: How the Apple Watch annoys you into getting active and losing weight

Friday April 12, 2019

The Apple Watch is well known for its ability to keep track of a person's activity throughout the day, but its greatest weapons in getting users to move around more are not the monitoring, nor its rings, but the constant nagging and it fostering a compulsion to work out.

Keyboards, MacBook Pro rumors, Amazon has people listening to you, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

Friday April 12, 2019

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor are back, talking about William's favorite keyboard, the rumored 17-inch MacBook Pro and whether or not it might get a new keyboard when the screen gets larger, Wi-Fi security risks, and the risk of speaking around an Amazon Echo device.

Foxconn's assembly of iPhone X in India to start in July

Friday April 12, 2019

Foxconn will be commencing commercial production of the iPhone X in India from July, according to a report, with manufacturing of the high-specification model following the iPhone SE, iPhone 6S, and iPhone 7 in being assembled for the local market to save on import fees.

Apple supplier Japan Display agrees to $2.1B bailout

Friday April 12, 2019

Japan Display has agreed to a $2.1 billion bailout from a Chinese-Taiwanese group, a deal that effectively saves the Apple display panel supplier, but at the same time puts to an end the Japanese government's attempts to keep the company from being owned by non-domestic entities.

Disney CEO says Disney+ likely coming to Apple TV, intends to stay on Apple board

Friday April 12, 2019

Following Disney's announcement regarding pricing and availability of its Disney+ streaming service, CEO Bob Iger elaborated on the upcoming release, saying the company plans to offer the product on Apple TV.

Apple adds 'Confirm Subscription' step to iOS app subscription purchases

Thursday April 11, 2019

In what appears to be a bid to thwart "scammy" apps, Apple recently activated an extra confirmation step in iOS that requires users to physically interact with a pop-up notification before committing to the purchase of recurring app subscription.

Disney+ streaming service debuts on Nov. 12 for $6.99 a month

Thursday April 11, 2019

Disney at an investor event held at the company's California headquarters on Thursday revealed detailed plans for Disney+, a new video streaming service scheduled to go live in November with media giant's diverse catalog of movies, television shows and original content.

New lawsuit alleges patent infringement by all Wi-Fi-enabled Apple products

Thursday April 11, 2019

A company called Red Rock Analytics in a new lawsuit charges that Apple is infringing a patent covering transceiver technology in Wi-Fi chips.

New Apple vids show how to enable heart alerts & fall detection for Apple Watch Series 4

Thursday April 11, 2019

Apple on Thursday uploaded a pair of YouTube videos explaining two of the health features of the Apple Watch Series 4, irregular heart rhythm notifications and fall detection.

Ikea's Tradfri smart plugs are now HomeKit compatible

Thursday April 11, 2019

Ikea has issued an update for its Tradfri smart plugs in the United States, with new firmware released on Thursday enabling the power accessories to be controlled by other devices using Apple's HomeKit smart home platform, as well as via the Home app.

Editorial: HomePod is as powerful as the iPhone 6, so let's have an App Store for it

Thursday April 11, 2019

Amazon and Google have the reputation for selling smart speakers with far more features than Apple's HomePod. Yet Apple's brilliant music player is really a powerful device that just needs an App Store to make it the smartest speaker of them all.

Woot has 2018 MacBook Pros marked down to $1,329 ($470 off) today only

Thursday April 11, 2019

Amazon-owned Woot is delivering the lowest prices anywhere on Mid 2018 13-inch MacBook Pros with Touch Bar, with discounts of $470 off today only. These 13-inch notebooks are refurbished by Apple, but come packaged in a generic white box with a Woot 1-year warranty.

Foxconn's Wisconsin presence 'a bunch of empty buildings,' far behind targets

Thursday April 11, 2019

Foxconn's vaunted Wisconsin facilities, backed by U.S. President Donald Trump, have so far amounted to "a bunch of empty buildings and a lot of questions," an investigation indicates.