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2019

Songwriters & publishers 'fundamental' to Apple Music, says publishing exec Elena Segal

Friday May 31, 2019

Apple Music's Global Director of Music Publishing, Elena Segal, reiterated Apple's hardline stance on songwriter and publisher royalties in a new interview, calling those parties "fundamental" to the service's ecosystem.

Review: AirUnleashed is a great wireless charger, but isn't an AirPower substitute

Friday May 31, 2019

AirUnleashed is yet another attempt to mimic Apple's ill-fated AirPower charging mat. While it excels in its own right, it still doesn't live up to the potential that Apple saw in AirPower.

Apple limiting third-party tracking in Kids apps in App Store policy change

Friday May 31, 2019

Apple will help safeguard the privacy of younger iPhone and iPad users, a report claims, by announcing a change at WWDC that will limit third-party tracking within apps offered in the iOS App Store's Kids category, a move that may help put some privacy critics at ease.

Back to My Mac is being cut from all versions of macOS on July 1

Friday May 31, 2019

In an updated support document, Apple has revealed that Back to My Mac support will be cut from all versions of macOS on July 1, not just Mojave.

Tips: How to watch Apple's WWDC 2019 keynote on iOS, Mac, Apple TV, or Windows

Friday May 31, 2019

It's Apple's biggest event of the year and, as ever, Tim Cook's opening presentation is going to be streamed live. Here's how to watch as the new versions of iOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS are shown for the first time.

'Fortnite' on the new iPod touch is playable, but with limits

Friday May 31, 2019

Popular battle royale title "Fortnite" isn't able to run on the sixth-generation iPod touch -- but how well does it perform on the new iPod touch with A10 processor?

Editorial: China's retaliatory 'unreliable supplier' list will hit Windows, Android the hardest

Friday May 31, 2019

China's Ministry of Commerce has floated a retaliation plan intended to punish companies complying with the Trump Administration's Entity List ban on doing business with Huawei. That could have a profound impact on two of the largest software platforms licensed in China: Android and Windows, as well as broadly-licensed silicon intellectual property from ARM and Qualcomm.

Qualcomm has a clear appeal avenue over FTC antitrust ruling

Friday May 31, 2019

Qualcomm stands a chance of reversing an antitrust ruling handed against the chip producer earlier in May, legal experts suggest, after the publication of an opinion piece by an FTC Commissioner offered arguments for why the decision was wrongly made.

Apple bumps up 4G App Store download limit for iPhones & iPads to 200MB

Friday May 31, 2019

Apple has quietly raised the cap on cellular App Store downloads from 150 megabytes to 200, an acknowledgement of the growing size of iPhone and iPad apps in general.

WWDC is coming & a new iPod touch is here on the AppleInsider Podcast

Friday May 31, 2019

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William is excited for WWDC and Victor is more fired up about UK spy agency GCHQ's proposal to break the security of iMessage. Plus Victor interviews Russ Shanahan, a developer who had his app sales drop 44% due to what he thinks is a problem with how searching works in the App Store.

Uber endures expected $1B loss in first post-IPO quarterly results

Friday May 31, 2019

Ride-hailing app Uber reported a billion-dollar loss in its first quarterly financial results since becoming a public company, a loss attributed to rapidly-rising expenses as it continues to seek growth, and one that also met the company's forecasts for the quarter.

Beats Powerbeats Pro now on sale in UK, France, Germany

Friday May 31, 2019

Powerbeats Pro, Apple's all-wireless earbuds for those with an active lifestyle, have gone up for preorder in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany, almost a month after the Beats-branded audio accessories became available to purchase in the United States.

Apple's Project Titan car could include haptic feedback and limit motion sickness

Friday May 31, 2019

A newly-revealed patent for a fully-actuated suspension system shows Apple has been working on ways for a Project Titan car to provide a smoother ride through hardware and software.

Amazon mulls Boost buy as T-Mobile and Sprint seek merger approval, report says

Thursday May 30, 2019

A report on Thursday claims Amazon is interested in buying Boost mobile from T-Mobile and Sprint as America's third- and fourth-largest wireless carriers work to appease regulators in a proposed merger.

Target recalled 90K 'heyday' Lightning cables over fire hazard concerns

Thursday May 30, 2019

Target is recalling some of its "heyday" branded Lightning cables over shock and fire hazard concerns after several incidents were reported.

Smart Battery Case supply for iPhone XR, XS and XS Max dwindles as shipments pushed back into July

Thursday May 30, 2019

Apple is experiencing a supply shortage of Smart Battery Cases for its latest iPhone models, with online purchases for all makes and colors showing a ship-by date pushed back as late as July 18.

Parental control apps stricken from App Store demand screen time API from Apple

Thursday May 30, 2019

A number of developers whose parental control and device management apps were pulled from the App Store have joined forces to pressure Apple into releasing a specialized API that allows access to screen time data without impinging user privacy.

Apple releases AirPort Base Station update with security fixes

Thursday May 30, 2019

Apple on Thursday issued an AirPort Base Station firmware update to close a handful of security holes related to remote hacks, memory leaks and user data deletion.

Apple hires Disney+ executive to bolster Apple TV+ team

Thursday May 30, 2019

Apple in May recruited longtime Disney executive Chiara Cipriani as its new director of video services, a hire that suggests preparations for an international Apple TV+ launch are in motion.

Apple ad partner TBWA\Media Arts Lab assigns new directors to iPhone, Services

Thursday May 30, 2019

Apple's decades-long ad partner, TBWA\Media Arts Lab, has reportedly brought in two new creative directors to handle iPhones and Apple's subscription services.