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Topic: General

Microsoft takes on AirPods with $249 Surface Earbuds

10/02/2019, 10:10 am

Microsoft has launched its own competition to Apple's lauded AirPods, with the introduction of the Surface Earbuds claimed to be productive earwear with 24 hours of battery life and improved microphones.

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Microsoft reveals ARM Surface Pro X, Intel Surface Pro 7, AMD Surface Laptop 3

10/02/2019, 10:10 am

At Microsoft's media event in New York on Wednesday, the Windows producer expanded its Surface hardware line with new models, including updates to the Surface Laptop line and the Surface Pro, and the debut of the ARM-powered Surface Pro X.

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Apple's Cook addresses App Store monopoly, Apple TV+ launch, iPhone 11 in interview

10/01/2019, 07:10 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook continued his annual European press tour this week with a visit to Berlin, where he met app developers, visited local Apple stores and discussed a range of pressing topics in an interview with a local journalist.

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Apple Card PDF statements not itemized for some, fix coming soon

10/01/2019, 11:10 am

If you've checked your September Apple Card statement, you may have noticed itemized transactions missing.

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Apple supplier TSMC counter-sues GlobalFoundries as patent fight intensifies

09/30/2019, 10:09 pm

Apple supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. in a series of patent lawsuits lodged on Monday claims segment competitor GlobalFoundries infringes on owned patents, with the filings representing the latest volley in what has become a tit-for-tat legal battle.

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US denies Apple tariff relief on remaining five Mac Pro parts

09/30/2019, 06:09 pm

After the U.S. Trade Representative's office granted in part Apple's request for tariff exemptions on Chinese-made Mac Pro parts earlier in September, a move that helped inform a decision to assemble the computer domestically, the government body on Monday denied identical appeals on five remaining components.

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Apple News+ subscription launches in UK and Australia

09/30/2019, 02:09 pm

Apple News+, Apple's paid subscription offering content from magazines and publications has gone live in two more countries, with users in the United Kingdom and Australia now able to sign up and read from over 150 outlets via their iPhone or iPad.

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Tim Cook visits Bavarian Design Center, Algoriddim in Germany trip

09/30/2019, 09:09 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook has embarked on a trip to Germany, taking the time to meet with music mixing app developers Algoriddim along with Apple employees at one of the company's design centers in the country, as well as posing with a beer stein to celebrate Oktoberfest.

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Apple encourages suppliers to move to green energy with new investment projects

09/28/2019, 02:09 pm

Apple has made the move to using 100% renewable energy, but now hopes that it can convince its suppliers to do the same.

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Apple shares photos of Mexico City flagship retail store Apple Antara

09/28/2019, 11:09 am

Apple Antara has opened in Mexico City, welcoming thousands of customers in the Polanco district.

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Apple hires former AstraZeneca CIO David Smoley

09/27/2019, 03:09 pm

Apple has hired the Chief Information Officer of AstraZeneca David Smoley, with the former pharmaceutical executive reportedly taking a similar role within the iPhone maker as a vice president.

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DoorDash confirms 4.9M accounts accessed in major server breach

09/27/2019, 08:09 am

Food delivery app DoorDash has become the latest company to admit there has been a security breach of its servers, with the personal details of almost 5 million app users including names and addresses accessed by an attacker in May 2019.

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Apple plots theatrical releases of Apple TV+ films before streaming release

09/27/2019, 07:09 am

Apple will be making some of the movies it commissions for Apple TV+ available to view at cinemas, a report claims, with the streaming service seemingly following in the footsteps of rivals Amazon and Netflix by pushing for a theatrical release of its films.

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A big conference on Micromobility is coming to Berlin, and Apple will be there

09/26/2019, 11:09 am

Analyst Horace Dediu was one of the first analysts to correctly recognize what Apple was accomplishing in mobile computing with the iPhone. He has recently focused on the future of personal mobility -- an area Apple has investigated in some depth, although the company hasn't yet revealed a clear strategy. On October 1, Micromobility Europe will discuss the state of the art in Berlin, and AppleInsider has learned that Apple will be in attendance.

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Apple wins UN Climate Action award for environmental work

09/26/2019, 08:09 am

The United Nations has included Apple in its 2019 Climate Action Awards for the company's efforts in using renewable energy sources, and donation to social intervention causes.

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Apple looking at big expansion of HomeKit with Ultra Wideband

09/26/2019, 08:09 am

A future version of HomeKit could provide the ability to control items at a socket level depending on where the user is, with Apple investigating the possibility of making electrical outlets that can provide granular control of power to devices, as well as knowing the location of nearby smartphones, tablets, and other items.

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Facebook to face DOJ antitrust investigation, report says

09/25/2019, 09:09 pm

Less than a month after a group of state attorneys general opened an investigation into Facebook over potential antitrust violations, a report on Wednesday claims the U.S. Department of Justice will soon begin its own inquiry into the social network's business practices.

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Apple donates to preserve grasslands in Kenya, fight climate change

09/25/2019, 06:09 pm

A large swath of grassland in Kenya is the site of Apple's latest environmental conservation initiative, with the company donating an unknown sum toward a project that aims to combat climate change by harnessing the power of nature.

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Amazon updates Eero, Ring product ranges in wave of announcements

09/25/2019, 02:09 pm

Just as it did last year, Amazon used its September event to launch a large number of new products from across its vast empire of subsidiaries. AppleInsider collects together some of the less prominent announcements to come out of Seattle on Wednesday.

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Amazon wearables launch with Echo Frames smart glasses, Echo Loop ring

09/25/2019, 02:09 pm

Alongside a host of other announcements, Amazon has debuted wearables with glassed called Echo Frames and a ring named the Echo Loop, all aimed at integrating Alexa further into people's lives.

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