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2019

Facebook faces criminal investigation over data sharing deals

Thursday March 14, 2019

The federal government has initiated a criminal investigation into Facebook for its data dealings with some of the world's largest technology companies, adding to the company's woes as it clamors to mitigate fallout from recent revelations regarding potentially unscrupulous business practices.

Another F for Alphabet: after abandoning Android tablets last year, Google retreats from Chrome OS Pixel notebooks

Wednesday March 13, 2019

After dumping support for its last remaining Android Pixel C tablet last spring, Google is starting off 2019 with another major retreat in its hardware lineup -- including the cancellation of various concepts in development.

Apple cites decision to use Intel modems in iPhone as 'real motivation' for Qualcomm patent suit

Wednesday March 13, 2019

Apple and Qualcomm on Thursday presented closing arguments in a patent infringement trial in San Diego, with Apple telling jurors that the complaint is less about patents than retribution for using Intel modems in iPhone.

Apple confirms buyout of machine learning startup Laserlike

Wednesday March 13, 2019

Apple on Wednesday confirmed its recent takeover of Laserlike, a Silicon Valley startup that applied machine learning to content discovery.

Review: V-Moda V-Man is more than a simple headphone stand

Wednesday March 13, 2019

The V-Man from V-Moda is a robust stainless steel sculpture that can hold headphones and other accessories while adding modern Italian style.

Apple Music comes to Amazon's Fire TV streamers

Wednesday March 13, 2019

People with one of Amazon's Fire TV streamers can now listen to Apple Music, much as they can on Echo speakers.

Video quality showdown -- Galaxy S10e versus iPhone XR

Wednesday March 13, 2019

AppleInsider tests the video recording aptitude of the new Samsung Galaxy S10e and the iPhone XR in a variety of environments from slow-motion to stability.

Rumor says 10.2- & 10.5-inch iPads in the works, launching separately

Wednesday March 13, 2019

Apple is not only working on 10.2- and 10.5-inch iPads, but planning to ship them at separate times, a reputable leaker claimed on Wednesday.

China's BOE wants to break Samsung's control of iPhone OLED screens

Wednesday March 13, 2019

A Chinese display maker, BOE, is reportedly stepping up production of touch-integrated OLED screens in a bid to win iPhone-related orders from Apple.

iPhone takes arrow intended for owner in Australian attack

Wednesday March 13, 2019

The iPhone has likely saved another person's life through unconventional and expensive means, by protecting its owner from a flying arrow in an attack at his home in Australia on Wednesday.

August's HomeKit support for smart doorbells not coming anytime soon

Wednesday March 13, 2019

Once promised, Apple HomeKit isn't coming to August's smart doorbells anytime soon. That includes the newly-announced View, representatives told AppleInsider at the SXSW festival in Austin, Tex.

Editorial: Senator Warren's stance on big tech breakup is dangerous politics

Wednesday March 13, 2019

Running for President, Senator Warren proposes plans to break up big technology companies, that ignore real security concerns. You can't apply simplistic solutions to complex problems just because it's politically expedient, and you can't conveniently dance around Apple being included, then bring it in when you're forced to give a soundbite.

Microsoft offers preview of 'Project xCloud' service to stream Xbox games to iPhones and iPads

Wednesday March 13, 2019

Microsoft has demonstrated 'Project xCloud,' an in-development cloud-based gaming service that streams gameplay to consumer devices including iPhones and iPads instead of being rendered locally, a service that is expected to enter public testing later this year.

Verizon's 5G mobile network launching Apr. 11 with $10 premium over 4G

Wednesday March 13, 2019

Verizon will launch its 5G mobile network on Apr. 11 in just two U.S. cities, Chicago and Minneapolis, and charge $10 extra versus regular 4G service.

Spark email client receives major update to turn emails into delegated tasks for teams

Wednesday March 13, 2019

Popular macOS and iOS email client Spark got a significant update. adding a unique feature to make it even more powerful for teams.

Sharp drop in Chinese smartphone sales portends bad news for Apple

Wednesday March 13, 2019

Adding to evidence that a recovery of Apple's iPhone sales is months off, Chinese smartphone shipments fell over 20 percent year-over-year in February, according to a government-backed research institute.

Apple gets foreign contractors improper visa lawsuit dismissed

Wednesday March 13, 2019

Judge Lucy Koh has dismissed a lawsuit against Apple over allegations it abused the visa system to save money, by reportedly bringing Indian contractors to the United States under the wrong visa program.

Spotify accuses Apple of anti-competitive practices in Europe over App Store restrictions

Wednesday March 13, 2019

Music streaming company Spotify has filed a complaint with the European Commission claiming that Apple takes more money than it should be entitled to, isn't providing information on customers to vendors, and is unfairly limiting third-party access to technologies such as Siri, HomePod and Apple Watch.

Apple is still working on last-minute deals with content providers for streaming video service

Wednesday March 13, 2019

Apple's expected video service is still missing a few hold-outs, but the company is petitioning hard for big names to come on board sooner rather than later.

Back for 1 day only: Apple's 12-inch MacBook with faster processor, 512GB SSD just $999 ($600 off)

Wednesday March 13, 2019

The lowest price we've seen on Apple's upgraded Mid 2017 12-inch MacBook is back for 24 hours only, with the high-end model on sale for just $999. Featuring bumped up specs, including a 1.3GHz Core i5 processor and 512GB SSD, these systems are $600 off instantly with free shipping while supplies last.