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2019

Huawei under pressure, pushing down on Intel, ZombieLoad and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

Friday May 17, 2019

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William is back to talk about Zombieload, Zombieland, Huawei, Intel and 5G.

Editorial: Why is privacy-minded Apple putting its new TV app on smart TVs notorious for spying on users?

Friday May 17, 2019

Apple has worked to make user privacy and data security primary features it promotes in its products and platforms. So why is the company porting its new TV App to smart TVs and streaming devices from Samsung, Amazon, LG, Roku and others that are notorious for spying on users and collecting data about their viewing behaviors? Here's a look.

Japan's Seven-Eleven stores will sell Apple's own iPhone accessories

Friday May 17, 2019

The majority of Japan's 20,925-strong chain of Seven-Eleven convenience stores will stock official Apple iPhone accessories including cables, power adapters and EarPods.

US cellular carriers say stopped sale of customer location data to third parties

Friday May 17, 2019

Major U.S. cellular carriers recently confirmed to the Federal Communications Commission that they have, for the most part, stopped selling customer geolocation data to third-party aggregators, a questionable practice first discovered a year ago.

Apple redesigns Investor Relations webpage, incorporates Newsroom feed

Thursday May 16, 2019

Apple on Thursday pushed out a redesign for its Investor Relations webpage that provides easy access to current and historical financial data, and integrates a live feed from the company's Newsroom.

Post-holiday, the iPhone installed base appears to have grown by 2 percent

Thursday May 16, 2019

Apple's growth rate of the install base of active iPhones is flattening a bit in the US, analysis from CIRP claims, with the number of iPhones in use estimated to have grown 2% between the start of January and the end of March.

Today's best deals: Apple TV 4K on sale for $139, MacBooks drop to $899

Thursday May 16, 2019

Apple TV 4K deals are back, and the savings are within a few dollars of record low prices. Pick up the HDR-compatible Apple TV 4K for just $138.99 with coupon while supplies last. Apple's ultraportable 12-inch MacBook is also $400 off with free expedited shipping.

Compared: Google's Pixel 3a XL vs. Apple's iPhone 7 Plus

Thursday May 16, 2019

Google's Pixel 3a XL can't compete from a performance standpoint with anything Apple has released from the last two years. It is more similar in silicon, and price, to the three year old iPhone 7 Plus, so which one should you pick up?

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G now on sale via Verizon, but can only use 5G network in two cities

Thursday May 16, 2019

Samsung's first 5G-compatible smartphone, the Galaxy S10 5G, is finally going on sale in the United States on Verizon, but prospective owners will only be able to use the new connectivity speeds in parts of just two cities for the moment: Chicago and Minneapolis.

Apple highlights iPhone-based photography of Rachael Short for Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Thursday May 16, 2019

To mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day on Thursday, Apple has profiled Rachael Short, a quadriplegic photographer in California, who expresses herself visually by taking shots on her iPhone XS, pared down from her previous use of multiple cameras.

Former Apple retail head Angela Ahrendts joins Airbnb's board of directors

Thursday May 16, 2019

Apple's recently-exited retail VP, Angela Ahrendts, on Thursday joined the board of directors for home rental giant Airbnb.

Apple could have used pinhole-sized sensors in display to keep Touch ID on the iPhone X

Thursday May 16, 2019

Before the introduction of the iPhone X and Face ID, Apple was considering ways to implement Touch ID on a smartphone without using an externally visible fingerprint reader, with one technique involving a series of pinholes in the display panel that could allow a fingerprint to be captured through the screen.

Apple facing renewed boycott efforts in China following trade war escalation

Thursday May 16, 2019

The increase in tensions between the United States and China in its ongoing trade war, as well as restrictions against Huawei, is fueling anti-US sentiments in China, prompting more online calls from critics of the political maneuvers to boycott Apple products.

Apple Developer Academy in Naples opens up 2019 applications

Thursday May 16, 2019

The Apple Developer Academy at the University of Federico II in Naples, Italy has opened up its annual applications, though there are just 400 spots available for a year's worth of free training.

Global Accessibility Awareness Day commemorated on Apple's homepage

Thursday May 16, 2019

Global Accessibility Awareness Day is May 16, and Apple has chosen to mark the occasion with a big section on the front page highlighting features in Apple's products.

AirPlay 2 comes to DTS Play-Fi gear, Arcam & McIntosh first supporting brands

Thursday May 16, 2019

Devices compatible with DTS's Play-Fi multi-room wireless audio standard are now beginning to support Apple's AirPlay 2, according to an announcement.

Huawei faces dual US bans, Dutch accusations of carrier backdoor

Thursday May 16, 2019

The U.S. government has leveled a dual blow against China's Huawei, both blocking it from acquiring American technology and preventing American telecoms firms from using Huawei equipment.

Apple says these Macs may not be patched for future vulnerabilities similar to 'ZombieLoad'

Thursday May 16, 2019

Several pre-2011 Macs could still be vulnerable to "ZombieLoad"-like security exploits, and Apple can't fix that because Intel won't release the necessary microcode updates.

Apple overtakes Berkshire Hathaway to retake third on Fortune 500 list

Thursday May 16, 2019

Apple has regained its position of third place on the Fortune 500 list of companies following a brief slip in 2017, with the iPhone maker also identified as the most profitable company on the list in 2018, a title it has managed to hold onto for five years in a row.

Editorial: Why Apple's first port of the new TV app isn't to Android, but to Samsung's anti-Android

Thursday May 16, 2019

It once seemed necessary that Apple's iTunes worked on Windows PCs, and it wasn't surprising that the Apple Music app was delivered for Android phones. But in the world of smart TVs, Apple's first port to a larger outside platform isn't to Android. It's to Samsung's Tizen, an OS created specifically to rival Android as a platform that Samsung and its partners could use without Google's rules. Here's why.