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2019

Apple Music rebrands curated alternative playlist to ALT CTRL

Friday August 02, 2019

As part of continuing Apple Music rebranding efforts, Apple has rechristened it's alternative music playlist -- formerly known as the A-List -- to ALT CTRL.

Verizon intros new batch of 'unlimited' plans, including four with Apple Music [u]

Friday August 02, 2019

Verizon on Friday announced five new "unlimited" phone plans, four of which offer extended access to Apple Music. [Updated with elaborated throttling details]

Foxconn may sell newly-founded $8.8B Chinese display factory

Friday August 02, 2019

Apple assembly partner Foxconn is reportedly considering the sale of an $8.8 billion display panel factory in China in reaction to the ongoing U.S.-China trade war.

US FTC reportedly looking into Apple & Amazon sales deal

Friday August 02, 2019

A new report claims that the US Federal Trade Commission is in the early steps of examining the 2018 deal that led to a wide array of Apple products being officially sold on Amazon.

How to delete all of the Siri recordings that Apple may have of you on Mac or iOS

Friday August 02, 2019

There is a way to delete the anonymized Siri recordings that Apple may have on file for you, but there are some consequences for doing so.

BMW says annual $80 CarPlay fee needed for ongoing testing & development

Friday August 02, 2019

BMW's controversial annual and lifetime subscription fees for Apple CarPlay are because of the demands of ongoing software testing and engineering, the automaker says.

Apple listens to Siri, Apple's $53.8B quarter & more on the AppleInsider Podcast

Friday August 02, 2019

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Brian Roemmele joins us to talk about Apple listening to some Siri recordings and why they don't need to. William is back to talk Apple Earnings reports and why selling fewer iPhones doesn't spell doom.

Neato robotic vacuums set to get Siri Shortcuts in the fall

Friday August 02, 2019

Neato, a company that specializes in robotic vacuums, has announced that it will be adding in support for Siri shortcuts in the fall.

Apple predicted to launch a 5G MacBook Pro in 2020

Friday August 02, 2019

Supply chain sources claim that Apple and other vendors are gearing up to launch a 5G MacBook Pro in 2020, with other vendors looking at production of cellular models utilizing the new network before the end of 2019.

Ahead of August Apple Card launch, Barclays Card rewards offers end

Friday August 02, 2019

After nearly a decade, Barclays has stopped offering Apple gift cards to new customers, and has stopped giving extra rewards points on buys from Apple in favor of a new Apple Card purchase plan.

Apple vs. VirnetX legal battle still raging over $439.8 million FaceTime ruling

Friday August 02, 2019

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has issued two decisions against Apple and in favor of VirnetX, leaving Apple on the hook for $439.8 million in damages.

Apple suspends Siri quality control program, will let users opt out in update

Friday August 02, 2019

Apple has temporarily suspended its Siri quality control program after a Guardian expose last week claimed private contractors are privy to "highly sensitive recordings," revelations that immediately raised the brows of privacy advocates.

Apple's Podcasts app introduces new content categories

Thursday August 01, 2019

As promised by at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in June, the company on Thursday began rolling out new categories in its Podcasts app to help listeners browse through and find new content.

FCC adopts new rules to battle foreign robocalls, spoofed texts

Thursday August 01, 2019

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted to adopt an expanded set of rules that will enable the agency to more vigorously pursue international robocallers and bad actors sending spoofed text messages.

Apple sued over spellcheck functions on Mac, iPhone & iPad

Thursday August 01, 2019

An app developer for Apple's older Macs is suing, arguing that a large number of Apple devices and apps violate patents related to spellchecking technology.

Apple Pay on the Web can now be used on StubHub with Safari on the iPad and iPhone

Thursday August 01, 2019

StubHub is expanding its use of Apple technologies, extending support for Apple Pay on the Web to the iPhone and iPad beyond the app, allowing for purchases to be processed in Safari.

Latest 'Behind the Mac' videos tells college students to 'Test the Impossible'

Thursday August 01, 2019

Apple's latest "Behind the Mac" ad, "Test the Impossible," is another effort at manufacturing a lifestyle image, in this instance targeted at college students.

AppleInsider is growing, are you a good fit for our team?

Thursday August 01, 2019

AppleInsider is looking for passionate, energetic journalists with the determination to build and break influential stories on all things Apple.

Fitbit's new financial worries are just its latest in a long line

Thursday August 01, 2019

For a company that's a household name and is producing a hugely successful product, Fitbit has a remarkable history of lurching from crisis to crisis.

Intel intros 'Ice Lake' 10th-generation Core processors, possibly for MacBook rebirth

Thursday August 01, 2019

Intel on Thursday unveiled its first batch of 10th-generation Core processors, dubbed "Ice Lake," offering a glimpse at the options Apple will have in future MacBooks.