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2019

Apple will enforce app notarization for macOS Catalina in February

Monday December 23, 2019

Apple has warned developers it will be reinstating the app notarization requirements it set out for macOS Catalina, with the transition period affecting macOS software distributed outside the Mac App Store ending at the start of February 2020.

Apple is offering free two-hour delivery for last-minute Christmas shoppers

Monday December 23, 2019

From now until December 24 at 4:00 P.M. local time, anyone who lives in a metro where courier delivery is available can get their iPads, iPhones, or some Macs delivered to their home in two hours -- for free.

Deals: Apple AirPods from $139; 60% off Powerbeats 3; $760 off 12" MacBooks

Monday December 23, 2019

Holiday deals continue to abound, with Powerbeats3 Wireless Headphones 60% off and Apple AirPods up to $30 off at Amazon. Woot also has 12-inch MacBooks with a 512GB SSD on sale for $839.99 today only.

Apple offering week of App Store freebies for the holidays

Monday December 23, 2019

Starting Christmas Eve, Apple will be giving away a series of surprises for customers of the App Store, in what appears to be a reworking of its long-canceled "12 Days of Gifts" promotion.

Hacker avoids prison for 2017 iCloud blackmail attempt

Monday December 23, 2019

A hacker involved in an attempt to blackmail Apple with a threat to delete 319 million iCloud accounts and factory reset millions of iPhones and iPads in 2017 has avoided going to prison after a London court handed down a two-year suspended sentence.

FaceTime alternative ToTok is a spy tool, purged from App Store

Sunday December 22, 2019

Popular social messaging app ToTok has been found to spy on its users -- and it likely was developed by the government of the United Arab Emirates to keep tabs on its citizens.

Get it by Christmas: Free next day shipping and up to $500 off these Apple products today only

Sunday December 22, 2019

Holiday shoppers looking for the perfect gift in time for Christmas have a few more hours to snap up free overnight shipping on a variety of Apple devices in addition to hefty discounts at B&H Photo. Find deals on MacBook Pros, MacBook Airs, the Mac mini and more.

$115K in iPhones stolen out of one car, $200K in iPhones lifted from Best Buy in the Apple Crime Blotter

Sunday December 22, 2019

Drug lord's brother plans to sue Apple, ex-Apple engineer had missile documents, and more from the world of Apple-related crime.

Apple orders second season of 'Mythic Quest' before series' official launch

Sunday December 22, 2019

Even though "Mythic Quest" won't premiere until February 7, Apple has already ordered a second season to be produced.

Review: Braven's Flye Sport Rush wireless earbuds have great sound -- and a design flaw

Saturday December 21, 2019

The Flye Sport Rush wireless earbuds are sweat-proof, rain-proof, long-wearing earbuds geared toward athletes and outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds, but they still miss the mark with an important feature.

Developer Blix claims new evidence of App Store 'monopoly' in court filing

Friday December 20, 2019

Developer Blix, maker of apps Followapp and BlueMail, on Friday filed an amended complaint against Apple claiming it has fresh evidence that the tech giant favors its own apps over similar offerings from third-parties in the App Store.

Hands on: Apple Pro Display XDR

Friday December 20, 2019

We finally have our hands on Apple's new Pro Display XDR, the company's first branded monitor since the cancellation of Thunderbolt Display in 2016. Follow along as we run through the pro-level display's design and features.

NBC's 'Peacock' app could have live television streams when launched

Friday December 20, 2019

NBCUniversal's rival to Apple TV+ will differentiate itself from competitors by providing instant video, a report claims, with users of 'Peacock' potentially seeing live streams from NBC channels or other content as soon as they sign into the app.

Amazon Apple sale: AirPods deals, $250 off Apple Watch & 16" MacBook Pro, $300 off MacBook Airs, $100 off iPads

Friday December 20, 2019

Time may be running out for last-minute holiday gifts, but Amazon has a variety of Apple deals going on now with free upgraded shipping for Prime members and up to $300 in savings on AirPods, 13-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros, Apple Watches, iPads, and more.

Elcomsoft tool can seize partial keychain from locked iPhones on iOS 13.3

Friday December 20, 2019

Forensic software developer Elcomsoft has updated its toolset for iOS to enable the extraction of Keychain elements from iPhones running iOS 12 to iOS 13.3, with the ability to acquire partial Keychain data from disabled and locked iPhones that have yet to be unlocked after being turned on.

Apple takes 66% of smartphone profits, HomeKit, Mac Pro, Apple AR & more on the AppleInsider Podcast

Friday December 20, 2019

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William talk about how Apple is making so much more money from phones than even its closest rival Samsung. Plus the rumored Apple AR glasses, Mac Pro availability, and what on earth is Apple doing making HomeKit accessory development code open source.

OWC Accelsior 4M2 offers 8TB 6GB/s storage upgrades for Mac Pro

Friday December 20, 2019

Mac upgrade specialist OWC has launched the Accelsior 4M2, a PCIe M.2 NVMe SSD that is capable of transfers of over 6 gigabytes per second in RAID 0 configurations, one that is aimed primarily at Mac Pro owners seeking to add more high-speed storage to their workstation.

Apple's satellite program aims to send data directly to an iPhone

Friday December 20, 2019

Apple's satellite effort it began in 2017 may be starting to accelerate, with the company reportedly on a hiring spree to further its orbital ambitions.

Apple's 5G 'iPhone 12' may use sensor-shifting technology to stabilize images

Friday December 20, 2019

A new rumor claims that Apple's forthcoming 5G "iPhone 12" will come with sensor-shift stabilization, meaning that the actual camera sensor and not just the lens will move within the phone case to keep an image steady.

Apple opens security bug bounty to all researchers

Friday December 20, 2019

A revamped Apple Security Bounty sees the company setting out much higher rewards for anyone finding bugs in its software, especially in beta releases. It also now covers all Apple operating systems, and no longer requires an invitation.