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2019

Mixer vaults to top of App Store because of 'Ninja' switch from Twitch

Saturday August 03, 2019

Mixer, Microsoft's game-centric live streaming service, saw a surge of popularity that sent it to the top of the App Store charts on Friday, driven by the news celebrity streamer 'Ninja' will be moving over to it exclusively from market leader Twitch.

Amazon, Google follow Apple's lead on voice assistant review policies

Friday August 02, 2019

Following Apple's decision to temporarily halt Siri grading as it evaluates the program's privacy safeguards, Amazon and Google this week followed suit and updated their respective policies on human reviews of recorded voice assistant audio.

Read the fine print of Apple Card's customer agreement

Friday August 02, 2019

With a launch just weeks or even days away, Goldman Sachs has published the customer agreement for Apple Card, sharing APRs, usage restrictions and other details.

How to forward calls from your iPhone

Friday August 02, 2019

It's both handy and simple to be able to have your phone calls rerouted to another number, but if Apple makes it easy to set up, it doesn't let you do the kind of advanced features that would make this so much more useful.

Amazon, Best Buy drop 2019 MacBook Air to $999; iPad Air hits record low; iPhones from $35

Friday August 02, 2019

Weekend price cuts from Amazon and Best Buy see Apple's 2019 MacBook Air drop to $999 (or grab a 2018 model for just $899). Apple's 2019 iPad Air is also $50 off, a new record low, while refurbished iPhones start at $35 with promo code.

Senate bill would raise big tech antitrust penalty to 15% of revenue

Friday August 02, 2019

U.S. Democratic Senators Amy Klobuchar and Richard Blumenthal introduced a new bill on Friday, the "Monopolization Deterrence Act," which if passed could impose stiffer penalties on companies like Apple and Facebook if they're caught in anticompetitive practices.

Review: SCUBAPro Galileo HUD a revolutionary iPhone-connected dive computer

Friday August 02, 2019

The Galileo HUD is a new kind of dive computer that is projected right in front of your face while diving and then syncs back all your data to an iPhone app -- and we've taken some dives with it.

LIFX readies launch of HomeKit-enabled Candle bulb and TV light strip

Friday August 02, 2019

Lifx is set to release a pair of new smart lights that were initially teased earlier this year at CES 2019, including the Candle Color and the Z TV Strip.

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.