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2019

MeeBot 2.0 educational robotics kit ships as Apple Store exclusive

Tuesday October 08, 2019

The MeeBot 2.0 from UBTech Robotics has just launched as an Apple Store-exclusive kit, one that enables children to learn how to build their own robot at the same time as learning basic coding skills to make it move and dance.

Apple Watch Series 3 hits new record low price at Amazon

Tuesday October 08, 2019

After Apple dropped the price of the Apple Watch Series 3 to $199 in September, Amazon is knocking another $10 off GPS models, bringing the price down to a record-low $189 while supplies last.

Linksys Aware uses mesh Wi-Fi network for motion-tracking in the home

Tuesday October 08, 2019

Linksys has introduced a new surveillance feature for its mesh Wi-Fi routers called Linksys Aware, a subscription which can allow some Velop routers to perform motion sensing using Wi-Fi signals, providing alerts to the homeowner when activity is detected.

Backblaze updates Cloud Backup 7.0 with macOS Catalina support

Tuesday October 08, 2019

Backblaze has updated its Cloud Backup software to version 7.0, enabling the online backup service to work with macOS 10.15 Catalina, as well as adding often-requested features including an extended version history and making uploads of large files more efficient.

Apple Pencil could gain magnet-based force feedback in a future refresh

Tuesday October 08, 2019

The Apple Pencil could provide its users with form of haptic feedback in a future version, with the use of magnetic fields physically affecting the stylus while it is actively being used to draw on an iPad or iPad Pro, using the force to vibrate the implement.

That iPhone camera bump could get a lot smaller, if Apple's research pans out

Tuesday October 08, 2019

Apple is trying to improve the image quality of its iPhone cameras even more and cut back on the external camera bump at the same time, by researching the use of a periscope-like lens assembly inside the body of the iPhone.

How to turn on Home Sharing in the Music and TV apps in macOS Catalina

Tuesday October 08, 2019

The iTunes feature that let you stream your personal media to other devices like an Apple TV is still in macOS Catalina, but the procedure is a bit different. Here's what you need to know to set it up, turn it on, and why it's worth doing.

Here's what it's like when Apple wants to buy your company

Tuesday October 08, 2019

Six years after Apple bought his transit app firm, David Hodge has revealed the tensions, the secrecy, and the conditions that Apple puts you through while buying your firm.

HomeKit Secure Video features, interface leaked from Apple Store iPad

Tuesday October 08, 2019

In a video posted to YouTube, Apple's forthcoming HomeKit Secure Video technology has been exposed, and shows what the software's artificial intelligence will flag for the user.

Teenage iPhone ownership rises as intent to buy stays high

Tuesday October 08, 2019

The teenage market continues to be extremely strong for Apple, with data from a Piper Jaffray survey suggesting more teenagers own iPhones than ever before, with the Apple Watch also seeing high intention to buy from the impressionable customer demographic.

Apple moves launch of macOS Catalina iCloud folder sharing to spring 2020

Tuesday October 08, 2019

The promised macOS Catalina feature that will give iCloud the Dropbox-like capability to share an entire folder instead of individual files, has quietly been delayed to early 2020.

Hands on: New Tile Sticker, Tile Mate, Tile Pro, and Tile Slim are the best Bluetooth trackers yet

Tuesday October 08, 2019

Announced on Tuesday, Tile has an entirely new line of Bluetooth trackers -- and AppleInsider goes hands on to check them out.

Get free or discounted Beats with these 2019 MacBook Pros

Monday October 07, 2019

Outside temperatures might be dropping, but Apple deals are heating up at B&H Photo this week with additional exclusive bargains launching -- this time on 2019 MacBook Pro and Beats bundles. Enjoy $150 to $199 off Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones when paired with popular 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models. Only at AppleInsider.

Apple Watch subsidized for those on Devoted Health Medicare Plan

Monday October 07, 2019

Devoted Health, a Florida-based plan for senior citizens, is the first private Medicare plan to cover the Apple Watch as a benefit.

Apple Music doubling down on artist-first strategy, adding more live music

Monday October 07, 2019

Apple Music executives Zane Lowe and Oliver Schusser talk about where Apple Music is headed, discussing how their "artist first" approach offers a unique experience for listeners.

Apple warning DJs to stick with macOS Mojave for now

Monday October 07, 2019

The ability to export a XML playlist in real time to other applications is gone from the Music app on macOS Catalina, breaking cross-application compatibility.

You can now watch Twitch streams on your Apple TV

Monday October 07, 2019

Amazon-owned game streaming service Twitch has finally launched its app for the Apple TV, allowing gamers to watch live streams of others from the Apple set-top box for the first time, alongside existing apps for iOS and the desktop.

Compared: The 2019 Amazon Fire HD 10 versus the 10.2-inch 7th gen iPad

Monday October 07, 2019

On Monday, Amazon updated the Fire HD 10 tablet line with a new processor and USB-C. It can be a compelling alternative to the 10.2-inch seventh generation iPad, but only if you solely want to consume media on it.

Trailer for Apple TV+ 'The Elephant Queen' teases herd's march across Africa

Monday October 07, 2019

Apple has released a trailer for 'The Elephant Queen,' a documentary film arriving on Apple TV+ at its November launch that tells the story of a herd of elephants traveling across the African savanna.

Compared: Nike Apple Watch versus the standard Apple Watch Series 5

Monday October 07, 2019

The Nike version of the Apple Watch Series 5 is not all that different than the regular Apple Watch, so which one should you buy? Let's a take a look at what separates them.