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Monday, July 22, 2019

Sprint & T-Mobile merger could win DOJ approval as soon as Wednesday

Sprint & T-Mobile merger could win DOJ approval as soon as Wednesday

The contentious $26.5 billion merger of T-Mobile and Sprint is reportedly close to approval by the U.S. Department of Justice, to the point an announcement could be made as soon as Wednesday.

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Apple iPhone supplier LG pumping $2.6B into Korean OLED production

Apple iPhone supplier LG pumping $2.6B into Korean OLED production

On Tuesday LG Display, one of Apple's OLED suppliers for the iPhone, announced plans to invest $2.6 billion toward an existing OLED production line in South Korea.

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Apple in 'advanced talks' to buy Intel's mobile modem business

Apple in 'advanced talks' to buy Intel's mobile modem business

Apple is allegedly in "advanced talks" to pick up Intel's smartphone modem business, ready to pay $1 billion or more for associated patents and workers.

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iPhone XR tops US iPhone sales during June quarter as 2019 models loom

iPhone XR tops US iPhone sales during June quarter as 2019 models loom

The iPhone XR took 48% of U.S. iPhone sales during the June quarter, according to CIRP research estimates published on Monday, suggesting that buyers are indeed concerned about price.

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Apple recruits former Tesla engineering VP Steve MacManus

Apple recruits former Tesla engineering VP Steve MacManus

Perhaps adding to evidence the company is working on a full-fledged car, Apple has reportedly hired Steve MacManus, a long-time auto industry veteran most recently with Tesla.

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ExclusiveSave up to $150 on Apple's new 2019 MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro with coupon

Save up to $150 on Apple's new 2019 MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro with coupon

Black Friday in July deals are here, with savings of up to $150 off new MacBook Pro 13-inch and 2019 MacBook Air models that were just announced by Apple mere days ago.

Morgan Stanley hikes AAPL to $247, says investors are unnecessarily negative

Morgan Stanley hikes AAPL to $247, says investors are unnecessarily negative

Apple is an attractive company to invest in ahead of its upcoming earnings report, Morgan Stanley suggests, with low Wall Street estimates for September and negative investor sentiment for the iPhone maker's current state potentially making decent results for the next quarter seem better.

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TipsHow to force a Mac application to quit

How to force a Mac application to quit

From just using Command-Q to entering Terminal commands, there are a surprising number of ways to quit an app — and, at times, we need them all. Here's how to get rid of an app that just won't quit.

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Apple issues iOS 9.3.6 and iOS 10.3.4 updates for older iPhone and iPad models

Apple issues iOS 9.3.6 and iOS 10.3.4 updates for older iPhone and iPad models

Apple has quietly issued updates to some earlier iOS versions, including new builds of iOS 9.3.6 and 10.3.4 for use by older iPhone and iPad models that are not able to update to the latest iOS versions.

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Back to school blowout deals: AirPods, iPads, MacBook Airs, MacBook Pros all on sale

Back to school blowout deals: AirPods, iPads, MacBook Airs, MacBook Pros all on sale

As students prepare to head back to class, Apple Authorized Resellers are issuing blowout savings on everything from Mac computers to AirPods and iPad Pros. Find iPads for $249, MacBook Airs for $949, and savings of up to $950 off during the back to school sale.

Third-generation Apple TV Software updated to 7.3.1

Third-generation Apple TV Software updated to 7.3.1

Apple has released an update to the third-generation Apple TV, with the older model of Apple's set-top box gaining changes alongside other updates for the fourth-generation Apple TV HD and Apple TV 4K.

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Apple rolls out macOS 10.14.6 with bug & security fixes

Apple rolls out macOS 10.14.6 with bug & security fixes

Apple on Monday released the finished version of macOS 10.14.6, what will be one of the last updates for Mojave.

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Apple's watchOS 5.3 is now available

Apple's watchOS 5.3 is now available

Apple has released watchOS 5.3 on Monday, one week after the developer beta went live.

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Apple issues iOS 12.4 public release for iPhone and iPad

Apple issues iOS 12.4 public release for iPhone and iPad

Apple has released iOS 12.4 to the public, an update for iPhone and iPad that offers performance improvements rather than feature changes, and may be laying the ground work for the upcoming release of Apple Card in the United States.

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Apple releases tvOS 12.4 for Apple TV HD, Apple TV 4K

Apple releases tvOS 12.4 for Apple TV HD, Apple TV 4K

Apple on Monday issued the completed version of tvOS 12.4, the latest update for the Apple TV HD and Apple TV 4K.

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Slack macOS update launches quicker and uses half the memory

Slack macOS update launches quicker and uses half the memory

Workplace productivity tool Slack has released an update for its macOS desktop app that boasts a number of performance improvements, including launching 33% faster than previous versions, while also using as little as 50% of the memory to run.

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VideoReview: Mophie Juice Pack Air for iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, & iPhone XR

Review: Mophie Juice Pack Air for iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, & iPhone XR

Mophie's popular Juice Pack Air has been updated for the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR giving users of Apple's latest phones the ability to charge over Lightning or wirelessly.

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K-Pop boy band BTS 'Love Yourself' concert films coming to Apple TV app

K-Pop boy band BTS 'Love Yourself' concert films coming to Apple TV app

K-Pop boy band BTS are releasing their "Love Yourself" concert films to the Apple TV app and Amazon Prime video on July 23.

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EditorialApple's COO Jeff Williams is unsurprisingly more like Cook than Jobs

Apple's COO Jeff Williams is unsurprisingly more like Cook than Jobs

Apple Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams has been touted as being very similar to CEO Tim Cook in terms of his management style in a profile article, which shouldn't come as a surprise to anybody. Despite claims that he is being groomed to replace Cook, it is unlikely he will be taking over as the company chief anytime soon.

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Equifax to pay $700 million for breach of 140 million Americans' data

Equifax to pay $700 million for breach of 140 million Americans' data

Credit reporting agency Equifax has reached a deal to pay upwards of $700 million to state and federal regulators to settle probes related to a data breach that exposed personal information of over 140 million people.

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Apple considering micro LED display for 2020 Apple Watch

Apple considering micro LED display for 2020 Apple Watch

Following years of development with different suppliers, Apple is reportedly close to switching Apple Watch display from OLED to micro LED, and production is expected to begin in time for a fall 2020 launch.

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Sunday, July 21, 2019

ReviewReview: 'Sky - Children of the Light' has arrived on the iPhone and iPad

Review: 'Sky - Children of the Light' has arrived on the iPhone and iPad

The much anticipated Sky: Children of the Light has finally made it to the iPhone and iPad. Here's our look into the whimsical, beautiful, and playful puzzle-adventure game.

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FeatureCrime blotter: AirDrop evacuates plane, iPad exposes massive insurance fraud & more

Crime blotter: AirDrop evacuates plane, iPad exposes massive insurance fraud & more

Thieves use a truck as a battering ram in Houston to break into an Apple store, how a lost iPhone freed Kevin Spacey, and more from the Apple crime roundup.

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Google settles three lawsuits over age discrimination, minors & illegal Wi-Fi hotspot data

Google settles three lawsuits over age discrimination, minors & illegal Wi-Fi hotspot data

Clearing some of its legal plate, Google this week reached settlements for three different lawsuits, most notably a 2010 class action over illegal Wi-Fi data scooped up by Street View vehicles.

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2020 iPhone may adopt iPad Pro-style ProMotion displays

2020 iPhone may adopt iPad Pro-style ProMotion displays

Next year's iPhones could adopt 120-hertz refresh rates, giving their displays the same level of responsiveness as the iPad Pro, according to one leaker.

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FeatureICYMI: USB-C and Qi Chargers, cables, & many Apple Store exclusives

ICYMI: USB-C and Qi Chargers, cables, & many Apple Store exclusives

Each week, there are a ton of great products that get released that we don't have time to cover. Here are our top picks for new gear from the last seven days you should check out including new Mophie charging gear, Withings' health accessories, Lightning cables, and much more.

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Saturday, July 20, 2019

ReviewReview: Grado's GW100 headphones make open-back wireless affordable

Review: Grado's GW100 headphones make open-back wireless affordable

There may be superior-sounding open-back headphones, but you'll be hard-pressed to find anything better than the Grado GW100 that's both wireless and affordable.

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VideoReview: Apple's 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro is an excellent, inexpensive workhorse

Review: Apple's 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro is an excellent, inexpensive workhorse

Without an event, Apple quietly announced an updated base model 13-inch MacBook Pro that featured new quad-core processors, Touch Bar with Touch ID, T2 Security Chip, True Tone display, and an updated butterfly keyboard. Is this new $1299 laptop worth it?

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TipsYou need a backup plan before you move to macOS Catalina

You need a backup plan before you move to macOS Catalina

You need a backup plan, and it's prudent to implement one before a major update like macOS Catalina. Here's how and when to choose between Apple's Time Machine and third-party options including online backup services.

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Apple files for Apple Card & Apple Pay Cash trademarks in Canada

Apple files for Apple Card & Apple Pay Cash trademarks in Canada

Apple is looking at bringing the Apple Card and Apple Pay Cash to Canada, expanding beyond the U.S., according to recent trademark filings.

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Amazon knocks $300 off Apple's 2018 MacBook Air, $130 off iPads

Amazon knocks $300 off Apple's 2018 MacBook Air, $130 off iPads

As retailers look to make room for 2019 MacBook Air inventory, Amazon is leading the pack with triple digit closeout savings on 2018 MacBook Airs. Save $300 instantly, with 256GB MacBook Air models priced at just $1,099, an all-time low. Apple's 128GB 9.7-inch iPad with cellular is also $130 off while supplies last.

Friday, July 19, 2019

FeatureHere are all of the Apple retail store openings, moves, and remodels in 2018 & 2019

Here are all of the Apple retail store openings, moves, and remodels in 2018 & 2019

With a few setbacks, Apple is almost continuously expanding and updating its global retail chain, now over 500 locations. Here's the company's evolution in 2018 and 2019 so far, updated on July 20 with a relocating Apple Hillsdale in San Mateo.

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'SiriOS' predicted for 2020 WWDC - here's what it might be

'SiriOS' predicted for 2020 WWDC - here's what it might be

Apple should produce a "SiriOS," a report into voice recognition and digital assistants by Mangrove Capital Partners suggests, but while the firm is certain the "voice community" expects it to be revealed by 2020, there is little detail on what it could be.

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Sales of iPhones down year-on-year despite popularity of iPhone XR in US

Sales of iPhones down year-on-year despite popularity of iPhone XR in US

The iPhone XR was the best-selling smartphone in the United States in the second quarter, according to research from Kantar, but the share of iOS device sales seem to have slipped in both the US and major European markets while Android vendors enjoy growth during the same period.

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TSMC's 5-nanometer process may start with Apple 'A14' in early 2020

TSMC's 5-nanometer process may start with Apple 'A14' in early 2020

Apple could shift the 2020 A-series processor to a 5-nanometer production process, comments from TSMC CFO Lora Ho suggests, with a shift to mass production of the processor architecture node tipped to commence in the first half of 2020, spurred on by 5G smartphone demands.

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Extended: Bring your own iPhone to Sprint, get unlimited plan for $25 per month

Extended: Bring your own iPhone to Sprint, get unlimited plan for $25 per month

Sprint has unveiled what is one of the most aggressive deals on unlimited wireless service we've seen to date. Bring your own device to Sprint, whether it be the latest iPhone or a Samsung Galaxy smartphone, and get unlimited service for just $25 per month. Looking for a new device? Shoppers can also pick up a new iPhone with the Kickstart Unlimited plan.

TipsHaving problems loading 'Fortnite' on iOS? Here's how to fix it

Having problems loading 'Fortnite' on iOS? Here's how to fix it

If your "Fortnite" installation isn't running after an update, here's what you need to do to get back up and running.

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FeatureHackintosh vs Mac Pro, 2019 iPhone dummy models, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

Hackintosh vs Mac Pro, 2019 iPhone dummy models, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor talk about 2019 dummy iPhones, how cases get made, what's up with the slower SSD in 2019 MacBook Air, and whether you can make a Hackintosh that's faster than a Mac Pro.

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Apple Music 'A-List: Hip Hop' playlist is now 'Rap Life'

Apple Music 'A-List: Hip Hop' playlist is now 'Rap Life'

Apple is making a number of changes to its Hip-Hop sections of Apple Music, with the genre's main playlist being rebranded to "Rap Life" along with the introduction of new weekly and daily Beats 1 content, to appeal more to fans of Rap.

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