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2019

Apartment & insurance firm sue Apple over lethal iPad fire

Monday June 24, 2019

A New Jersey apartment complex and its insurance company are together suing Apple to recover payouts for a Feb. 22, 2017 iPad fire, which killed a tenant of the building, Bradley Ireland.

Qualcomm faces second EU antitrust fine in two years

Monday June 24, 2019

Qualcomm may have to pay a second big fine to the European Union over antitrust concerns for how it handled sales of 3G chips for mobile hotspot and dongles, just over a year after the chip maker was issued a $1.23 billion financial penalty for illegally shutting out modem rivals from supplying Apple.

Public betas of macOS Catalina, iPad OS, iOS 13, tvOS 13 now available

Monday June 24, 2019

Apple has started to provide participants of its public beta program with the first builds of four of its milestone operating systems, including iOS 13, iPadOS, tvOS, and macOS Catalina.

Apple debuts fifth iOS 12.4, fourth watchOS 5.3, and third macOS 10.14.6 developer betas

Monday June 24, 2019

Apple is continuing to roll out new builds of its developer betas, with a new fifth build of iOS 12.4 joined by the fourth build watchOS 5.3 and the third build of macOS 10.14.6 now available for testing.

Hands on with Apple's first public beta of macOS 10.15 Catalina

Monday June 24, 2019

Apple's macOS Catalina is another ambitious refinement of the Mac featuring a fundamental rethinking of iTunes and an infusion of fresh ideas from iOS: from Sidecar to Continuity Sketch to Screen Time, a whole new world of Catalyst apps from iPad, and many more features under the hood. But note: Catalina is still in beta!

New 'iPhone 11 Max' case renders back triple-lens camera, Lightning port

Monday June 24, 2019

New case renders from accessory maker Olixar reiterate an expected triple-lens rear camera for the "iPhone 11 Max," but may disappoint people hoping Apple will switch from Lightning to USB-C.

Apple strikes back at Spotify's claims of unfair treatment in the App Store

Monday June 24, 2019

Data supplied by Apple says that only 680,000 of Spotify's users are paying 15% of the subscription fee to Apple -- and none are paying the 30% that the music streamer claims.

Amazon offers aggressive Apple deals ahead of Prime Day 2019

Monday June 24, 2019

As Amazon tends to focus on price cuts on its own hardware during its annual Prime Day sale event, the e-commerce giant is delivering steep markdowns on Apple products right now, ahead of Prime Day 2019.

Review: Bose Frames take a stab at iPhone-connected audio sunglasses

Monday June 24, 2019

Bose's iPhone-connected Frames are a solid first step into the "audio glasses" market, and possibly worth your money -- but there are catches to consider with this early tech.

Senators want tech companies to reveal dollar value of user data

Monday June 24, 2019

Major tech companies like Apple will have to reveal how much user data is worth to the company, a bipartisan proposal from senators suggests, with the 'Dashboard Act' requiring firms who make money off data collection practices to disclose revenue generated by it, as well as what is being done to protect it.

Industry veteran Chris Thorne is Apple's Beats chief marketing officer

Monday June 24, 2019

Apple's Beats has installed marketing industry veteran Chris Thorne as its new chief marketing officer, "effective immediately," the company announced on Monday.

Microsoft should have been Apple's challenger in mobile, says Bill Gates

Monday June 24, 2019

It should have been Microsoft posing the main competition to Apple in mobile platforms, not Google, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates commented in a recent interview.

'That's iPhone' ads released to Apple Australia YouTube channel

Monday June 24, 2019

Apple released three new "That's iPhone" advertisements to their Australian YouTube channel regarding material recycling, iMessage, and privacy in the App Store.

16-inch MacBook Pro release, MacBook Air updates predicted for September

Monday June 24, 2019

Apple could ship the rumored 16-inch version of the MacBook Pro this fall, analysts at IHS Markit believe, with the upgraded size tipped to have a high-resolution 3072-by-1920 pixel display, though not one that uses OLED technology.

Review: GigSky, an eSIM service for iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR

Sunday June 23, 2019

GigSky is a mobile cell service provider with a history of catering to Apple users, providing service in more than 190 countries. When they announced their eSIM for iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, AppleInsider gave it a shot.

Flash deals: iPhones from $179, Macs as low as $319, AirPods $119

Sunday June 23, 2019

Newegg and Amazon-owned Woot are delivering budget-friendly prices on refurbished Apple products, with a variety of devices to choose from. Save on MacBook Pros, iPads, AirPods, and multiple iPhones, with prices as low as $119. These deals are selling out rapidly, and many of the sale prices will end soon.

How to use your Mac to become a paperback writer: Part 2

Sunday June 23, 2019

When you've written your manuscript, you can use other design apps and online services to make a paperback that is indistinguishable from a book from a regular mainstream publisher.

Man uses iPhone as 'gun,' Hong Kong parts bust in the Apple crime blotter

Sunday June 23, 2019

A Hong Kong counterfeiting scam is busted, Congressman's wife pleads guilty, a man defends his home by pretending an iPhone is a deadly weapon, and two Apple crime stories in Cape Coral, Fla.

'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' lands on iPhone in 25 more countries

Saturday June 22, 2019

Niantic and WB Games is expanding the availability of the wildly-popular 'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite," bringing the AR-based iOS game to 25 more countries around the world just one day after the title launched in just four major markets.

New 'Shot on iPhone' experiment video focuses on water imagery

Saturday June 22, 2019

Apple has moved on to its third iteration of "Shot on iPhone Experiments" video series, with the latest "Cascade" focusing on imagery of water flowing in a variety of different ways, all taken with the iPhone XS' rear camera.