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2019

European Parliament passes controversial 'Article 13' Internet copyright bill

Wednesday March 27, 2019

The European Union has voted to pass its new copyright rules with "Article 13" intact, a section of the EU Copyright Directive, a controversial rule change that critics believe could hurt creativity and make user-generated content harder to produce and distribute.

Some macOS Mojave 10.14.4 users having problems with Gmail & G Suite authentication in Apple Mail

Wednesday March 27, 2019

While it does not appear to be affecting all users, a number of people are reporting being unable to access their G suite or Gmail accounts when using Apple's Mail app, since updating to macOS Mojave 10.14.4.

Flash deal: Apple's current 15-inch MacBook Pro discounted to $1,879 ($520 off) today only

Wednesday March 27, 2019

Amazon-owned Woot is delivering the lowest price anywhere on Apple's Mid 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro thanks to a $520 discount. These 15-inch notebooks are refurbished by Apple, but come packaged in a generic white box with a Woot 1-year warranty (allowing for the aggressive savings).

Apple services chief Peter Stern described as well-liked, but not interested in solving media industry woes

Tuesday March 26, 2019

Apple vice president Peter Stern, who is in charge of rounding up partners for products like Apple News+ and Apple TV+, is reportedly well liked and -- much to the chagrin of media executives -- operates in the best interests of Apple, not publishers.

Apple TV Remote app for iOS snags fresh icon in update

Tuesday March 26, 2019

Apple on Tuesday pushed out a minor refresh of its Apple TV Remote app for iOS, and with it a new icon bearing a stylized silhouette of the company's minimalist Siri Remote.

Apple avoids iPhone import ban as ITC rejects Qualcomm patent infringement claims [u]

Tuesday March 26, 2019

The U.S. International Trade Commission in a final determination on Tuesday nullified Qualcomm's bid for an iPhone import ban, finding a leveraged patent covering power efficiency technology to be invalid.

Apple profiles dance choreographer Hope Boykin to promote AirPods

Tuesday March 26, 2019

Apple on Tuesday published a marketing profile of New York-based dance choreographer Hope Boykin, looking to sell AirPods as more than a convenient pair of wireless earbuds.

US FTC orders Comcast, Google, AT&T & others to share full details on data collection practices

Tuesday March 26, 2019

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday issued letters to several major internet service providers like AT&T and Comcast, ordering them all to detail their respective data collection practices.

Giveaway: Enter to win a free pair of Apple AirPods 2 with Wireless Charging Case

Tuesday March 26, 2019

It's giveaway time! This week, we're giving away a free pair of Apple's brand-new AirPods with Wireless Charging Case to one lucky reader. Enter today for your chance to win this hot accessory that's valued at $199.

Here are the best case options to fit Apple's new 2019 iPad mini

Tuesday March 26, 2019

Apple has a penchant for showing people using "naked" iPads in ads, but we all know the truth -- you need some sort of case if your iPad's going anywhere outside the home or office. These are some of the better case options for the 2019 iPad mini, whether available now or shipping in the near future.

ITC judge recommends partial iPhone ban in Qualcomm patent fight

Tuesday March 26, 2019

A U.S. ITC judge has made the recommendation that Qualcomm is granted its request for an import bank against Apple in the ongoing legal wrangling between the two tech giants, with the ban potentially preventing some models of iPhone from being imported into the United States.

Shortcuts 2.2 update adds Notes app and number extraction automations

Tuesday March 26, 2019

Apple has updated its Shortcuts app, adding more functions to the automation tool that can create and update items in the Notes app, as well as helping improve responses for travel time requests and to pull numbers from a block of text, among other improvements.

Hands on with Apple News+ -- Is it worth the monthly fee?

Tuesday March 26, 2019

AppleInsider takes you in-depth with the new Apple News+ subscription service to show you how works with both free and paid content on the iPhone, iPad, or Mac-- and whether or not it is worth subscribing to.

Roku CEO says Apple TV+ needs to be on rival platforms for growth & success

Tuesday March 26, 2019

Apple has to push its Apple TV+ service onto platforms outside of its ecosystem in order to gain a large-enough audience to be worthwhile, comments by Roku CEO Anthony Wood suggests, with the decision to offer an app for smart TVs and rival streaming platforms a way for Apple to work around the Apple TV set-top box's small market share.

Wide spread of Apple's new services & attractiveness to iPhone install base appeal to Morgan Stanley, Bernstein

Tuesday March 26, 2019

In contrast with some others, analysts at Bernstein and Morgan Stanley have declared that Apple is in a prime position to leverage its install base, and attract massive amounts of paid subscriptions with Apple News+, Apple Arcade, and Apple TV+.

Review: Apple's new AirPods are a first-class update to an already superb product

Tuesday March 26, 2019

Apple's updated AirPods are now arriving in people's hands, and they bring wireless charging -- if you pay extra for it -- as well as improved sound and hands-free "Hey, Siri."

Apple Card partner Goldman Sachs says Apple's new video, game & news services will have 'small' impact

Tuesday March 26, 2019

Analysts from Goldman Sachs and Oppenheimer are expressing skepticism about the services Apple announced on Monday, even though the former is a partner on the Apple Card.

Apple Card, Apple News+, Apple Arcade, and Apple TV+ on the AppleInsider Podcast

Tuesday March 26, 2019

On this special episode of the AppleInsider Podcast, Daniel Eran Dilger joins us from Cupertino to talk about the announcements made at Apple's Services-centric March 25th event, where Apple News+, Apple Card, Apple Arcade, and Apple TV+ were all on display.

Apple Services privacy praised, but lack of detail on new offerings confounding analysts

Tuesday March 26, 2019

More analysts have passed judgment on the new services Apple launched during Monday's "It's show time" event, with Macquarie and UBS both highlighting the relative lack of surprises from what was speculated in the time before the event took place.

The Apple Music app has been installed on 40 million Android devices

Tuesday March 26, 2019

Though extremely Apple-centric, Apple Music has been installed by over 40 million Android users worldwide, new research estimates suggest.