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2019

Alongside efforts to drive coding competency, Apple releases Swift 5 with ABI compatibility, new features

Wednesday March 27, 2019

This week, Apple's Swift programing language team released version 5 for use in Xcode 10.2, reaching the milestone of ABI stability-- compatibility with code compiled with future versions of Swift compilers-- and introducing new coding features for developers. Swift as a language is maturing alongside Apple's efforts to make code development an attainable skill for students.

Everything new in iOS 12.3 & tvOS 12.3: New TV app!

Wednesday March 27, 2019

Just days after the release of iOS 12.2 and tvOS 12.2, Apple has rolled out first betas of iOS 12.3 and tvOS 12.3. AppleInsider delves into them both, to see what is new and exciting.

Benchmarks for high-end iMac 5K show 75 percent speed gain over 2017 model

Wednesday March 27, 2019

A set of new benchmarks for what appears to be the high-end iMac 5K have surfaced, with the published results from Geekbench suggesting it will be a considerable upgrade compared with the 2017 refresh of the Mac product line.

The new TV App is coming to third generation Apple TV hardware

Wednesday March 27, 2019

Apple is working to bring as many customers as possible to its updated Apple TV experience and subscription video service by looking to older devices, with new beta software for the third-generation Apple TV indicating it may be among the devices that will be able to use the new app.

New iOS 12.3 and tvOS 12.3 betas contain first look at revamped TV app

Wednesday March 27, 2019

Wednesday's beta release of iOS 12.3 and tvOS 12.3 Apple includes the first preview of the new TV app for developers.

Apple provides first developer betas of iOS 12.3, tvOS 12.3 & new beta for third generation Apple TV

Wednesday March 27, 2019

Following the public release of its operating systems on Monday, Apple has recommenced the beta testing process, starting with the first developer betas for iOS 12.3 and tvOS 12.3, as well as one for the third-generation Apple TV.

Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren focusing 'right to repair' on farmers, not tech

Wednesday March 27, 2019

After a call for the breakup of major technology corporations like Apple, Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren so far appears to be focused more on the farming industry than tech when it comes to advocating the right to repair.

Apple's apology for small amount of 2018 MacBook Pro keyboard failures still isn't enough

Wednesday March 27, 2019

Issues with Apple's butterfly keyboard mechanism are again popping to the forefront, after a high-profile account in the Wall Street Journal about a failure in a 2018 model, and it is past time that Apple be more forceful about the issue.

Hands on and benchmark testing of Apple's 2019 iMac 4K

Wednesday March 27, 2019

Apple's refreshed iMac 4K has arrived! While it's going to take a while to give you our full review of the new model, we've got some thoughts, and some tests to share now.

Apple Pay coming to Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia very soon

Wednesday March 27, 2019

Mobile banking service N26 has teased it will be making its Apple Pay-supporting service available to customers in European countries that are not currently listed as supporting Apple's mobile payment system, a tweet that could be an indicator of imminent Apple Pay expansion on the continent.

Behind-the-scenes feature shows how Apple Watch has veered away from high fashion

Wednesday March 27, 2019

The high fashion theme of Apple Watch marketing has all but disappeared, in stark contrast with some of the publicity stunts it arranged for the first-generation launch in 2014 and 2015, a report noted on Wednesday.

Apple expands App Store Search Ads to 46 more countries

Wednesday March 27, 2019

Apple expanded the availability of Apple Search Ads into more markets on Tuesday, with developers now able to place advertising for their app in the App Store to target potential customers in an additional 46 countries.

How to set up your new AirPods and get the most out of them

Wednesday March 27, 2019

Maybe more than any other Apple device, you'll set your new AirPods up quickly and then wonder how you ever did without them. If the initial setting up is fast, though, there are things to know about how to get the most out of them, and what to do when you reluctantly hand these or the previous generation model on to a friend or partner.

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.