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2019

Tested: Thermal throttling and performance in the eight-core 2019 MacBook Pro

Sunday May 26, 2019

AppleInsider has the new eight-core 2019 MacBook Pro on hand. Given the drama surrounding the thermal condition in the six-core MacBook Pro when it launched in 2018, it's time to evaluate the thermal situation in the new high-end model that was a big issue for its predecessor.

ICYMI: New Samsung T5 SSD, new Qi wireless chargers & more

Sunday May 26, 2019

We see a lot of Mac and iPhone-compatible gear announcements over any given month, but some just don't make the daily cut. This week saw the release of an updated Samsung T5 USB-C SSD, the Peak Design Travel Tripod, the Spansive Source wireless multi-charger, and the Zens dual wireless charger.

Rare Apple I fetches $471,000 at Christie's auction

Sunday May 26, 2019

A rare Apple I has fetched roughly $471,000 after selling at auction through Christie's auction house in London.

Apple Store armed robberies & 'Find My iPhone' solves crimes on the Apple crime blotter

Sunday May 26, 2019

Find My iPhone catches more thieves, Amazon employees are caught stealing Apple Watches, and armed robberies at Apple stores in Arizona. All this and more on this week's Apple crime blotter.

Memorial Day Sale: Find the best Apple deals all weekend long

Sunday May 26, 2019

Memorial Day weekend deals are in, with cash discounts on new and closeout hardware and accessories. Save up to 50% on iOS-related gadgets or up to $230 off brand-new 2019 MacBook Pros. Closeout savings of up to $1,000 off are also in effect, and 2018 iPad Pros are up to $200 off.

Popular iOS game 'Clicker Heroes' pulled from App Store after name theft

Saturday May 25, 2019

Apple removed the popular freemium title "Clicker Heroes" from the App Store after a Chinese company trademarked its name after its version of the game received notoriety worldwide.

Tested: Apple's updated 2019 MacBook Pro butterfly keyboard

Saturday May 25, 2019

Apple made it a point to tell users that the new MacBook Pro has a material change, and has a more reliable keyboard. We put the new updated third-generation keyboard to the test to see how the sound, type, and feel compared to the previous generation and break down exactly what Apple has changed that makes a difference for users day-to-day.

'Gaming disorder' on iPhone & other platforms recognized by World Health Organization

Saturday May 25, 2019

The member states of the World Health Organization have voted to adopt a revised list of diseases which includes addiction to video games -- including smartphone titles -- as a mental health disorder.

Editorial: Apple Card invites you to join a premium, private club

Saturday May 25, 2019

To enable Apple Card purchases at merchants that don't yet accept Apple Pay, the company designed its own physical credit card in partnership with Goldman Sachs and MasterCard, associating the Apple brand with a new set of "digital-first" credit features. It also features unique iOS app functionality with a strong focus on the privacy of your data.

Tim Cook promotes 'Chronicles of San Francisco' exhibit and iOS app

Saturday May 25, 2019

Apple's Cook has extolled a "moving masterpiece" by artist JR which is a mural depicting around 1,200 people filmed in San Francisco. The exhibition is accompanied by an exquisite iPhone app.

macOS Gatekeeper 'easily' fooled into running malicious apps, says researcher

Saturday May 25, 2019

A security researcher has detailed how a user can be tricked into running potentially malicious applications, bypassing Gatekeeper, with the disclosure three months after he's told Apple.

Apple facing class action lawsuit over alleged iTunes & Apple Music data sale

Saturday May 25, 2019

Residents of Rhode Island and Michigan lead the suit, which maintains that Apple profits unjustly by releasing what users play in iTunes and on Apple Music to other companies, and also allowing third-party app developers direct access to what tracks are in users' iTunes library.

Apple Card is the subscription that pays you to use it

Friday May 24, 2019

Apple Card works just like any other Apple Pay account, but the software experience Apple is creating around it to enhance digital banking represents both a new Services venture and also an additional reason for users to keep buying hardware. That's why Apple is paying its customers to use it.

Former Apple retail chief Ahrendts says 'mission accomplished,' denies reported criticisms

Friday May 24, 2019

Speaking publicly for the first time since leaving Apple in April, Angela Ahrendts in an interview Friday reflected on her tenure as the company's head of retail, calling it "mission accomplished."

Apple confirms Apple Watch ECG function to roll out in Canada

Friday May 24, 2019

Apple on Friday confirmed plans to activate Apple Watch Series 4's ECG feature for users in Canada after receiving approval from the country's regulatory body, though the company failed to disclose a specific timeline for launch.

DOJ might green-light T-Mobile and Sprint merger, report suggests

Friday May 24, 2019

A recent meeting between U.S. Federal Communication Commission chairman Ajit Pai and the head of the Justice Department's antitrust division could presage unification over a planned T-Mobile-Sprint merger, a deal that DOJ staff recommended against.

Apple buys asthma-monitoring startup Tueo Health

Friday May 24, 2019

Apple has reportedly bought Tueo Health, a startup that was developing asthma-tracking technology for use with sleeping kids.

Review: Creative's Sound BlasterX Katana brings a punch to the desktop

Friday May 24, 2019

Creative's Sound BlasterX Katana might be overkill for desktop audio, especially on Macs, but it's impressive nevertheless.

C by GE smart home lineup gains HomeKit support after multiple delays

Friday May 24, 2019

GE has finally brought HomeKit support to the C by GE app for iOS, enabling the company's line of smart lights, smart wall switches, and other devices to work with Apple's smart home platform after years of waiting.

Huawei tossed from SD Association, Wi-Fi Alliance, RAM spec group

Friday May 24, 2019

Compounding Huawei's woes, the Chinese company has been removed not just from the Wi-Fi Alliance, and RAM spec controller JEDEC, but also from the SD Association, preventing it from offering official SD/microSD support in future devices.