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2019

Facebook embroiled in yet another privacy scandal, this time involving your phone number

Monday March 04, 2019

Facebook has come under fire yet again for another privacy issue, with the social network not providing its users with any way to opt out of having their phone number, submitted to enable two-factor authentication to secure the account, used by others to look up their profile.

Tim Cook being 'intrusive' to Hollywood in quest for family-friendly video fare

Monday March 04, 2019

Apple's efforts to produce original video content is reportedly being monitored a bit too closely by the company, with comments from executives including CEO Tim Cook said to be causing friction with producers working on shows and films.

Last call: Apple's top-of-the-line 2017 MacBook Air discounted to $999 ($550 off)

Monday March 04, 2019

Back by popular demand! AppleInsider readers can take advantage of an exclusive $550 instant discount on Apple's loaded 2017 13-inch MacBook Air. Priced at $999 for the Core i7 model with 512GB of storage, this matches the absolute lowest price we've seen on the top-of-the-line configuration.

Amazon drops Apple's 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro w/ Touch Bar to $1,499 ($300 off), matching Black Friday pricing

Sunday March 03, 2019

Matching the lowest price we've ever seen on Apple's current Mid 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Amazon has the standard model on sale for $1,499.99 while supplies last. This $300 discount on the quad-core notebook also stacks with free shipping for fast delivery to your door.

Security researcher hands Apple details of Keychain bug, calls for explanation regarding lack of macOS Bug Bounty program

Sunday March 03, 2019

Linus Henze has informed Apple of all details regarding a bug he discovered in the macOS Keychain security software, and has done so without payment from the company. He previously withheld the information in protest of the company's lack of a Bug Bounty for Mac, but now says the problem is too important to keep to himself.

Review: Philips Hue Outdoor Sensor is the first outdoor motion detector for HomeKit

Sunday March 03, 2019

The Hue Outdoor Sensor is the first outdoor HomeKit sensor, and adds motion, temperature, and light sensors to automate the outside of your Apple-centric smart home.

Crime blotter: iCloud catches a BMW thief, NFL player's iPad pinched, and more

Sunday March 03, 2019

A theft and chase at the first Apple Store, an NFL star's iPad is taken, and massive thefts from Best Buy and Walmart in Florida, all in this week's roundup of Apple crime.

Samsung rumored offering foldable display samples to Apple for future iPhones

Saturday March 02, 2019

Samsung Display has allegedly sent samples of a foldable display to Apple, which could point to a 2020 iPhone using the technology.

Laurene Powell Jobs ready to invest more in journalism, says democracy at risk

Friday March 01, 2019

Laurene Powell Jobs, billionaire philanthropist and wife of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, on Friday said she is willing to sink more money into journalistic endeavors in an effort to protect democracy.

Cook promises shareholders Apple is 'planting seeds' and 'rolling the dice' on future products

Friday March 01, 2019

Trying to rally people at Apple's annual shareholders meeting, CEO Tim Cook said that he company is "planting seeds" and "rolling the dice" on future products that will "blow you away."

How to trace an image with your Apple Pencil on the iPad Pro -- and when not to

Friday March 01, 2019

Despite all the tools we have for photographing images or scanning documents, sometimes they give us too much detail. Whether for study or artistic reasons, there are times when we want far less detail -- but also need far more fine control. The Apple Pencil gives you the ability to trace what you want onto an iPad Pro.

Apple March markdowns: $200 to $700 off 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros, prices from $1,099

Friday March 01, 2019

Apple authorized resellers have just issued March 2019 deals on Apple hardware, delivering triple-digit discounts on current 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros. Prices start at $1,099 for 13-inch MacBook Pro models, while 15-inch configurations are as low as $2,099.

Apple's shareholders skirmish over ideological differences

Friday March 01, 2019

Apple on Friday held its annual shareholders meeting, where a proposal to mandate Apple execs detail their political leanings was profoundly defeated.

'Celebgate' iCloud hack perpetrator sentenced to 34 months in prison

Friday March 01, 2019

A hacker who pleaded guilty for his part in the 'Celebgate' hack, involving phishing for credentials and attempting to access more than 200 iCloud, Yahoo, and Facebook accounts controlled by celebrities and other users, has been sentenced to almost three years in prison.

Review: Philips Hue Outdoor LightStrip brings more HomeKit lights to the outside

Friday March 01, 2019

AppleInsider took our smart home to the great outdoors by way of the Philips Hue Outdoor LightStrip, that added not just a pop of fun color but can serve as a functional security light as well.

Apple heralds more health and fitness apps gaining Siri Shortcut support

Friday March 01, 2019

More apps have been given updates to work with Siri Shortcuts, with Apple highlighting a number of health and fitness-related tools that take advantage of the digital assistant's abilities to provide custom verbal queries.

Hulu & YouTube rise to 3 million live TV viewers as Apple nears video streaming debut

Friday March 01, 2019

Hulu is closing in on 2 million live TV subscribers, while YouTube TV has topped 1 million, illustrating the odds Apple may face in launching its own streaming video service later in 2019.

Flash coupon: Extra 10% off all iPhones, including iPhone XS and XS Max, with prices as low as $89

Friday March 01, 2019

Boost Mobile has issued a flash coupon valid on all phones, including new and used iPhones, with prices starting at just $89. Pick up an iPhone 8 for $449, an iPhone XR for $585, or an iPhone XS Max for $899. This deal is valid March 1 only and supplies are limited, so don't delay.

Apple's 'There's More to iPhone' campaign highlights environmental and data protection features in new videos

Friday March 01, 2019

Apple has rolled out an advertising campaign titled "There's more to iPhone" to the United Kingdom and France, with a trio of videos and a corporate microsite highlighting how Apple and the iPhone handles and protects a user's data, recycles devices, and offers software improvements that even help older models go faster.

New York state demands info on iPhone apps sharing private data with Facebook

Friday March 01, 2019

The New York state government sent out a barrage of letters this week, asking for documents and other information from Facebook and the developers of at least 11 iPhone apps accused of sending private data to the social network.