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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Apple, Google, Mozilla take steps to block Kazakhstan government surveillance

Apple, Google, Mozilla take steps to block Kazakhstan government surveillance

Following moves by Google and Mozilla to block a Kazakhstan government-mandated certificate that facilitated state-sponsored internet surveillance, Apple has done the same in Safari.

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Apple TV+ predicted to hit 12M subscriptions in 2020, 21M by 2021

Apple TV+ predicted to hit 12M subscriptions in 2020, 21M by 2021

Apple TV+, the iPhone maker's upcoming video streaming service, is likely to achieve 12 million subscriptions by the end of 2020, analysts at Cowen suggest, with Apple breaking even in its original content production efforts if it reaches 10 million users.

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Apple 'aggressively testing' OLED screens from other suppliers

Apple 'aggressively testing' OLED screens from other suppliers

Apple has begun to test OLED panels from other manufacturers in an effort to diversify its supply chain for the 2020 iPhone lineup.

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Apple's 'iPhone 11' again said to use USB-C charger

Apple's 'iPhone 11' again said to use USB-C charger

While the forthcoming iPhones are expected to continue using Lightning connectors, a new source claims that Apple will ship a more powerful USB-C charger plus an adapter.

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Apple adds Apple Card account on Twitter

Apple adds Apple Card account on Twitter

Seemingly first created several months ago, the Apple Card account on Twitter has gone live as the card itself became available for all US iPhone users.

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Today's best Apple deals see latest Macs drop to $699 and up

Today's best Apple deals see latest Macs drop to $699 and up

Apple Authorized Resellers continue to slash prices on Apple's latest products, with the current Mac mini falling to $699 and 2019 MacBook Pros up to $450 off. These Apple deals are subject to change at any time, with some of the record-breaking discounts ending today.

24-hour Deal Zone: iMac 4K with upgraded RAM on sale for $899

24-hour Deal Zone: iMac 4K with upgraded RAM on sale for $899

B&H has issued the steepest discount we've seen on Apple's iMac 4K (2017) with 16GB RAM during its 24-hour Deal Zone event. Pick up the flash deal for just $899 while supplies last.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Apple delays policy to limit third-party tracking in kids apps, fields developer concerns

Apple delays policy to limit third-party tracking in kids apps, fields developer concerns

Apple earlier this year announced plans to limit third-party tracking technology in kids apps as part of an initiative to protect youngsters from unwanted advertisements, but the company has delayed those plans as it works to get developers up to speed with the new regulations.

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DOJ working with state attorneys general on big tech probe

DOJ working with state attorneys general on big tech probe

The U.S. Department of Justice is consulting a group of state attorneys general on what promises to be a wide-ranging antitrust probe into major technology industry firms Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google.

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Apple creates Swift tutorial for Girls Who Code non-profit

Apple creates Swift tutorial for Girls Who Code non-profit

Apple is partnering with young women's non-profit Girls Who Code to deliver a specialized Swift tutorial serving students from sixth through 12th grades, it was announced on Tuesday.

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Apple TV+ rumored to support limited offline viewing

Apple TV+ rumored to support limited offline viewing

More information about Apple TV+ surfaced this week as Apple readies its streaming service for launch this fall, with a report on Tuesday claiming code in the latest macOS Catalina beta releases detail potential viewing options.

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Apple buys two Cupertino city center office buildings for $290M

Apple buys two Cupertino city center office buildings for $290M

Apple is continuing to cement its position as a major part of Cupertino, with the iPhone maker expanding its real estate portfolio with the purchase of two office buildings within the Cupertino City Center district for $290 million.

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VideoTips and tricks for mastering Apple Card

Tips and tricks for mastering Apple Card

While Apple Card still operates as a traditional credit card, Apple has mixed things up with its skill of blending hardware and software. To help you make the most of your new Apple Card, here are our favorite tips and tricks.

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Apple sued over 2016 leg injury caused by alleged MacBook battery issue

Apple sued over 2016 leg injury caused by alleged MacBook battery issue

A lawsuit has been filed against Apple accusing it of selling a faulty MacBook and charger, one which allegedly overheated and caused permanent burn marks to her leg in 2016, with the filing occurring on the third anniversary of the supposed incident.

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Hands-OnHands on: Microsoft Edge browser beta for Mac gains Collections research tool

Hands on: Microsoft Edge browser beta for Mac gains Collections research tool

It's very early days for the promised Collections tool for gathering and managing research, but what's working is promising. The whole browser is feeling faster, too, which may help make it a strong Safari rival.

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Exclusive2019 MacBook Pro promo code deals knock up to $400 off current models

2019 MacBook Pro promo code deals knock up to $400 off current models

Shoppers looking for the lowest prices on Apple's new MacBook Pros can save up to $400 instantly at Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama with our exclusive promo code. These special deals deliver the greatest savings on Apple's Mid 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15-inch MacBook Pro, with bonus perks, such as free shipping and no interest financing for 12 months.

Apple Arcade offers easy sign-ups, installations through Mac App Store

Apple Arcade offers easy sign-ups, installations through Mac App Store

Mac users will discover an already familiar usability experience when Apple Arcade goes live, with a trial of the service and the currently-available six titles revealing not only that they can be downloaded and installed through the macOS App Store, but also the quality of games the service will offer.

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TipsHow to take a screenshot on iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch

How to take a screenshot on iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch

Here's a comprehensive guide to the surprising number of ways you can take a screenshot on Apple's iOS and watchOS devices — plus how to annotate those shots and share them, too.

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Direction of Apple's Health group is allegedly causing employee unrest

Direction of Apple's Health group is allegedly causing employee unrest

Changes in leadership and internal conflict over the future of Apple Health has led to a number of employees to leave the company, a report claims, with the team apparently at odds over catering towards average healthy users or to major healthcare subjects.

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FeatureHere are all the Apple Pay banks added during 2018 and 2019

Here are all the Apple Pay banks added during 2018 and 2019

Apple is now regularly updating its roster of banks and credit unions with Apple Pay. Here are all the card issuers added in 2018-2019, in the U.S. and abroad, updated on August 20, covering the expansion of Danske Bank to four more countries.

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App Store shakeup limits simulated gambling to users aged 17+

App Store shakeup limits simulated gambling to users aged 17+

Apple is changing how some apps are presented in the App Store, with a message to developers warning simulated gambling apps are now rated 17+ in all countries, while enabling some apps with mature content to be available to users in the Republic of Korea aged 19 or over.

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Amazon Alexa can now play Apple Music in France, Germany, Italy, Spain

Amazon Alexa can now play Apple Music in France, Germany, Italy, Spain

Amazon is continuing its international rollout of the Apple Music on Alexa skill, with it now available in France, Germany, Italy, and Spain.

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FeatureApple Card is here, find out all you need to know

Apple Card is here, find out all you need to know

After months of waiting, Apple Card has been launched and is potentially available to all iPhone users in the US. If it's right for you, Apple Card is going to change everything.

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LG Innotek ramping up supply chain for 'iPhone 11' camera lens assembly

LG Innotek ramping up supply chain for 'iPhone 11' camera lens assembly

LG Innotek has reportedly started production of camera modules destined for use in the 2019 iPhone models, with the supplier believed to have been increasing its employee headcount since March in preparation for the high-volume manufacturing process.

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Apple Card is now accepting applications in the United States

Apple Card is now accepting applications in the United States

Apple on Tuesday officially launched Apple Card, its branded credit card created in partnership with Goldman Sachs, with customers in the United States now able to apply from their iPhones without an invitation, and use their account the same day once accepted.

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YubiKey 5Ci security key compatible with Lightning iPhone & iPad, USB-C Mac

YubiKey 5Ci security key compatible with Lightning iPhone & iPad, USB-C Mac

Yubico has announced the release of the YubiKey 5Ci, the worlds first security key for USB-C and Lightning devices.

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'Project Titan' Apple Car may have wide sliding doors and an adaptive stability system

'Project Titan' Apple Car may have wide sliding doors and an adaptive stability system

Apple's 'Project Titan' self-driving car could include course-correction systems to assist with bad weather or road conditions, while sliding doors could have extra sensors to ensure they adapt to open as widely as possible, despite the presence of obstacles.

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Apple Music launches Shazam Discovery Top 50 chart

Apple Music launches Shazam Discovery Top 50 chart

In an expansion of Shazam integration with Apple Music, Apple has debuted a new Shazam Discovery Top 50 chart to enhance user discovery of new and trending music.

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States pushing forward on antitrust investigation of Apple, Google, Facebook, others

States pushing forward on antitrust investigation of Apple, Google, Facebook, others

Following a July planning meeting with U.S. Attorney General William Barr, individual states appear poised to launch their own antitrust investigations of big tech sooner rather than later.

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AppleInsider is growing, are you a good fit for our team?

AppleInsider is growing, are you a good fit for our team?

AppleInsider is looking for passionate, energetic journalists with the determination to build and break influential stories on all things Apple.

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Monday, August 19, 2019

Apple's latest iPad Pros are $400 off at Amazon right now

Apple's latest iPad Pros are $400 off at Amazon right now

Record-breaking discounts on Apple iPad Pros are in effect now at Amazon, with current models now up to $400 off instantly while supplies last.

Apple accidentally unpatches iOS vulnerability, hacker creates new jailbreak

Apple accidentally unpatches iOS vulnerability, hacker creates new jailbreak

Hackers have for the first time in years released a publicly available jailbreak for iPhones running up-to-date software after Apple mistakenly unpatched a critical vulnerability in its most current iOS release.

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Apple Music gets first native auto integration in Porsche's Taycan

Apple Music gets first native auto integration in Porsche's Taycan

Porsche on Monday announced plans to offer Apple Music as a standalone app in its upcoming Taycan, the German marque's first all-electric sports car.

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Apple TV+ to reportedly launch in November for $9.99 a month

Apple TV+ to reportedly launch in November for $9.99 a month

A report on Monday puts a date to Apple's upcoming Apple TV+ launch, saying current plans are to launch the subscription service in November for a monthly fee of $9.99.

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Apple earmarks more than $6B for Apple TV+ shows in push to catch competitors

Apple earmarks more than $6B for Apple TV+ shows in push to catch competitors

A report on Monday claims Apple's budget for Apple TV+ has ballooned to more than $6 billion as it invests in an original content library to compete against streaming stalwarts.

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Ex-Apple Siri chief Bill Stasior now a Microsoft vice president of technology

Ex-Apple Siri chief Bill Stasior now a Microsoft vice president of technology

Apple's one-time head of Siri development Bill Stasior has left Apple, and is going to be one of Microsoft's vice presidents of technology.

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VideoReview: Rotor Riot Controller brings L3 and R3 buttons to iOS games

Review: Rotor Riot Controller brings L3 and R3 buttons to iOS games

Are you looking to take mobile gaming to the next level? We're taking a look at the Rotor Riot Wired Controller which is one of the first MFi certified wired gaming controllers for the iPhone that supports the L3 and R3 buttons.

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TipsHow to take a screenshot on a Mac - the comprehensive guide

How to take a screenshot on a Mac - the comprehensive guide

If you ever wondered how to take a screenshot on a Mac, here's a comprehensive guide of not only how to do it, but every option available to you from Apple and third-party apps.

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Ivory, Moss, & Navy Powerbeats Pro on sale from August 22

Ivory, Moss, & Navy Powerbeats Pro on sale from August 22

Apple will start sales of three new colors of the Beats Powerbeats Pro starting from next week with options of Navy, Ivory, and Moss joining the roster alongside the existing Black in preorder from August 22 via its online store.

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