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2019

How Apple's $1 billion Intel modem purchase happened

Thursday July 25, 2019

The swift change in fortunes for Intel's modem business in the months following Qualcomm's settlement with Apple may have taken some by surprise, but the processor producer has gone through quite the journey in the process. AppleInsider details how Intel's modem arm prospered then became an acquisition target.

Jimmy Iovine spent excessively as Apple Music head, current service growth slowing, report claims

Thursday July 25, 2019

A profile of Apple Music chief Oliver Schusser includes claims that his predecessor, Jimmy Iovine, spent "excessive amounts of money," and adds that while the service is still growing faster than Spotify, that pace has slowed.

Apple buys Intel modem business in $1B deal

Thursday July 25, 2019

Apple has signed a deal to acquire the majority of Intel's cellular modem patents, intellectual property and key personnel in a deal valued at $1 billion, furthering the tech giant's plans to take ownership of iPhone's communications stack.

Sony's Reon Pocket is an iPhone-controlled personal air conditioner

Thursday July 25, 2019

Sony is crowdfunding a project called the Reon Pocket, a wearable AC/heater unit compatible with both iPhones and Android devices.

Review: The 2019 MacBook Air carries the legacy of the line very well

Thursday July 25, 2019

Apple has updated the MacBook Air alongside the MacBook Pro. We've spent the past couple weeks with the newly revamped Air to see how it performs as Apple's new entry-level portable Mac.

Apple's 2019 16-inch MacBook Pro keyboard expected to shift to scissor mechanism

Thursday July 25, 2019

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suspects that the 16-inch MacBook Pro will be the first Apple laptop to shift to a scissor mechanism, and away from the butterfly keyboard introduced in the MacBook in 2015.

New Beats PowerBeats Pro ad features runners chasing the Icelandic Sun

Thursday July 25, 2019

Apple has released a new commercial promoting the Beats PowerBeats Pro, one featuring a group of runners chasing the Sun in Iceland to highlight the long battery life the wireless headphones offer athletes and fitness enthusiasts.

NBCUniversal's challenger to Apple TV+ & Netflix is launching in April 2020

Thursday July 25, 2019

NBCUniversal's still-unnamed streaming service will launch in April, CEO Steve Burke said during an earnings call on Wednesday.

Apple 'Privacy. That's iPhone' campaign billboards reach Germany

Thursday July 25, 2019

Apple is continuing to expand its 'Privacy. That's iPhone' campaign into more territories, with more billboards in the series spotted in Hamburg and Berlin in Germany promoting the iPhone and iOS' data security credentials.

Survey says 76% of retail IT decision makers prefer Apple hardware in stores

Thursday July 25, 2019

In a survey of 700 "retail IT decision makers," 76% said that Apple tech is better to use in stores than either Windows or Android, according to the Apple-focused device management firm Jamf.

Apple Maps may add AR view highlighting the route ahead while driving

Thursday July 25, 2019

A future version of the Maps app could provide more intuitive navigational instructions to drivers in the future, by using augmented reality to superimpose the route to take on top of a live view of the road ahead, indicating which lanes a driver should take.

Apple is America's top corporate user of solar energy

Thursday July 25, 2019

Apple becomes the first technology company to take the top spot in an annual survey of solar energy usage in business, ahead of Amazon and Target.

Apple expects 'iPhone 11' sales to match 2018 iPhone XS sales figures

Thursday July 25, 2019

Apple's suppliers are reportedly in the process of making 75 million of the September 2019 'iPhone 11' range, which is approximately the same as orders for the 2018 models.

Samsung to launch redesigned Galaxy Fold in September

Wednesday July 24, 2019

After an embarrassing delay, Samsung on Wednesday announced its first folding smartphone, the Galaxy Fold, will launch this September after undergoing a redesign to account for screen reliability issues.

Anti-robocall legislation sails through House by a landslide

Wednesday July 24, 2019

A bipartisan act designed to combat unwanted robocalls in the U.S. passed the House of Representatives in a decisive 429-3 vote on Wednesday, pushing the legislation one step closer to ratification.

Review: Withings BPM Connect is better with a display & Wi-Fi

Wednesday July 24, 2019

Withings' BPM Core is a capable at-home blood pressure cuff that builds atop the solid foundation offered by the original Withings BPM and BPM+. AppleInsider strapped one on to test out how the changes made an impact.

DJ Khaled is Apple Music's first artist in residence

Wednesday July 24, 2019

Musician DJ Khaled has announced that he is Apple Music's first artist in residence, and will take over the biggest playlists on the streaming music service.

How to speed up working on your Mac by making windows snap into position

Wednesday July 24, 2019

Get your Mac to rearrange all of those overlapping document windows you've got, and instead make it possible to see what you need, when you need it.

Civilization VI expansion 'Rise and Fall' now on iOS App Store

Wednesday July 24, 2019

The iOS version of Civilization VI has ported over its first expansion "Rise and Fall", with an official announcement that the subsequent expansion, "Gathering Storm," will be released later in 2019.

Having problems with Wi-Fi on Amtrak trains? Here's how to (probably) fix it

Wednesday July 24, 2019

Amtrak's trains are a good way to get from point to point, inexpensively and quickly, without subjecting your vehicle to miles it doesn't necessarily need to have. And they have Wi-Fi, of a sort. Here are some tips on how to connect to the Wi-Fi hotspots on the trains, and some things you should know.