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2019

Editorial: Nikkei reported good news from iPhone channel checks, but they're still not reliable

Monday October 21, 2019

For at least the last six years, Japanese financial newspaper Nikkei has reported unreliable stories about iPhone production orders. This month, its channel check "news" sounded positive -- but that doesn't mean that bits of data shaken from some branch of the supply chain is suddenly now reliable or can be correctly interpreted by outsiders.

Alexa and Google Home spying apps easily made it through approval

Monday October 21, 2019

A security research organization in Germany placed eight 'smart spies' in both the Amazon Alexa and Google Home app stores to demonstrate how easily eavesdropping and phishing can be done over smart speakers.

Adobe Fresco vs Rebelle 3: Which tool is better for artists and why?

Sunday October 20, 2019

Adobe's recently released Fresco promises to emulate traditional media right from the comfort of your iPad. We compared it against EscapeMotion's Rebelle 3, a desktop application that has been bringing traditional artists to the computer since 2015.

Amazon drops Apple's 1TB 11-inch iPad Pro to lowest price ever

Sunday October 20, 2019

Apple latest iPad Pro with 1TB of space has just received a $250 markdown on Amazon, bringing the price down to $1,099, a record low. Supplies may be limited, so act fast to snap up the deal.

How the Security Code AutoFill feature made it to the iPhone

Sunday October 20, 2019

Apple Software Engineer Ricky Mondello took to Twitter to tell the tale of one of iOS 12's most beloved features: Security Code AutoFill.

Editorial: Samsung hasn't copied Apple TV+ yet, but it's only a matter of time

Saturday October 19, 2019

It's not true that Samsung copies absolutely everything Apple ever does. Apart from Apple TV+, though, we're struggling to find another exception -- and there are reasons to think TV won't be safe for long, either.

Apple files complaint to halt relitigation of IXI Mobile patent suit

Friday October 18, 2019

Apple on Friday filed a complaint seeking declaratory judgment that patent licensing entity IXI Mobile cannot re-sue the tech giant as its way to losing a patent case dating back to 2014.

US House to deliver final report on big tech antitrust probe in 'first part' of 2020

Friday October 18, 2019

The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee expects to deliver a final report on an investigation into potential antitrust breaches by big technology companies, including Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google, in the first part of 2020.

US lawmakers urge Apple CEO Tim Cook to reinstate HKmap Live app

Friday October 18, 2019

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators and representatives have called for Apple to reinstate the controversial HKmap Live app, an iOS app allegedly relied upon by protestors in Hong Kong in their efforts against the Chinese government, by writing to Apple CEO Tim Cook.

Apple TV vs. Roku -- comparing the two best 4K set-top streamers

Friday October 18, 2019

In the age of streaming, set-top boxes are becoming more ubiquitous. AppleInsider compares two high-end titans in the industry -- the brand new 2019 Roku Ultra and the Apple TV 4K.

Review: Deebot 661 sweeps and mops your floors so you don't have to

Friday October 18, 2019

If you're looking for a good mid-range robotic vacuum to help keep your home clean, the Deebot 661 might be the perfect fit. This multi-purpose robot can both vacuum and mop your floors, giving you back more time in your day.

Apple has made it clear how you should wear your Apple Watch

Friday October 18, 2019

You don't need advice on how to wear any other watch, but Apple Watch comes with activity and health sensors that are affected by how you put it on, and Apple has now made it perfectly clear how it wants you to wear it.

Editorial: Mac Pro puts the pedal to Metal in Apple's race with Nvidia

Friday October 18, 2019

The new Mac Pro is a long-anticipated development for Apple's high end pro users, but it sure looks as if the company also created the machine for its own strategic benefit -- specifically to help make its Metal API become a dominant standard for GPU-intensive software. That could have big implications for Macs, iOS devices, and Apple GPUs going forward, with history providing some insight into why this matters.

Apple snaps up 'Fargo' writer Monica Beletsky in multi-year Apple TV+ deal

Friday October 18, 2019

Apple is continuing to fill out its catalog of content for its soon-to-launch Apple TV+ streaming service, with its latest move being a multi-year deal with 'Fargo' TV producer and screenwriter Monica Beletsky.

Images of 16-inch MacBook Pro reportedly in macOS Catalina 10.15.1 beta 2

Friday October 18, 2019

A reference to a "MacBook Pro 16,1" and images in the macOS Catalina 10.15.1 beta suggest that the long-rumored refresh and new size of the MacBook Pro is coming relatively soon.

Apple TV comes to Roku, and Ultra-Wideband location is on its way to us, on the AppleInsider Podcast

Friday October 18, 2019

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor talk about Roku, Apple TV+, Disney+ and how Apple may be planning to use its latest patent about Ultra Wideband.

AMD Radeon RX 5700 works in macOS Catalina 10.15.1 beta 2

Friday October 18, 2019

Apple is extending its support of AMD GPUs to macOS Catalina, with the second developer beta for macOS 10.15.1 enabling Radeon RX5700 compatibility with the operating system, possibly as a first step ahead of support for the Mac Pro's Radeon Pro Vega II and Duo cards.

Ikea smart blinds make unexpected and limited US debut

Friday October 18, 2019

The 'Fyrtur' range of smart blinds from Ikea are appearing in a few US stores, despite the company's recent announcement of delays.

Apple said to launch noise-cancelling 'AirPods Pro' in October

Friday October 18, 2019

A report claims that Apple is set to introduce its third iteration of the wireless headphones as 'AirPods Pro,' which will be noise-cancelling and released at the end of October.

Apple TV+ to air complete first season of 'Dickinson' on Nov. 1

Friday October 18, 2019

Following the premiere of Apple TV+ original series "Dickinson" at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn on Thursday, Apple revealed the show's entire first season will be available from day one when the streaming service debuts on Nov. 1.