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Sunday, November 24, 2019

ReviewReview: Kano Star Wars the Force Coding Kit makes coding fun for kids

Review: Kano Star Wars the Force Coding Kit makes coding fun for kids

This Star Wars coding kit helps even the littlest Jedi master the force by learning to code. Kids will make and play with over 100 characters, ships, planets, sound, and more as they learn about coding syntax.

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TipsHow to back up your Apple Watch

How to back up your Apple Watch

The more independent Apple makes the Apple Watch, with apps and more storage for music or podcasts, the more you need to think about backing up your data.

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Saturday, November 23, 2019

TipsHow to get an old macOS installer from Apple

How to get an old macOS installer from Apple

Your collection of old macOS installer disk images is now worthless, and Apple has changed where it hides downloadable copies. Yet there are still good reasons to get old OSes, and here's how to do it.

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ReviewReview: Tiger & Rose wireless earbuds are super comfortable and super stylish

Review: Tiger & Rose wireless earbuds are super comfortable and super stylish

We got to check out some truly one-of-a-kind wireless earbuds that feature all-day battery life to see if they're a must add to our collection.

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Friday, November 22, 2019

ExclusiveBest Black Friday deals: Save $150 to $300 on every 16-inch MacBook Pro

Best Black Friday deals: Save $150 to $300 on every 16-inch MacBook Pro

Apple Black Friday deals start now, with exclusive savings on every single 16-inch MacBook Pro configuration. From standard models starting at $2,199 to tricked out Core i9 MacBook Pro specs with AMD Radeon 5500M 8GB graphics, these MacBook Pro deals deliver the lowest prices anywhere. Shop today as these Black Friday deals are valid for a limited time only.

ExclusiveDeals: Save $150 to $300 on every Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro

Deals: Save $150 to $300 on every Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro

Extended by popular demand! Apple authorized resellers have extended record-breaking discounts on Apple's brand-new 16-inch MacBook Pro, delivering cash savings of up to $300 off every model, including loaded Core i9 systems, via instant rebates and exclusive coupons. Find out how to save hundreds of dollars and grab the lowest prices on the ultimate Apple laptop.

Apple delays 'The Banker' theatrical and streaming release on inaccuracy, sexual abuse claims

Apple delays 'The Banker' theatrical and streaming release on inaccuracy, sexual abuse claims

Apple has elected to delay the release of its original movie "The Banker," originally slated to debut in theaters on Dec. 6, as filmmakers investigate allegations of historical inaccuracy and sexual misconduct.

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Tim Cook talks data privacy and DACA in interview

Tim Cook talks data privacy and DACA in interview

Apple CEO Tim Cook continued to hammer home Apple's corporate values in an interview aired Friday, calling data privacy one of this century's top issues and vowing to fight for immigrant protections until his "toes point up."

Over 1.2B profiles found in unsecured server shows severity of data collection by tech firms

Over 1.2B profiles found in unsecured server shows severity of data collection by tech firms

The discovery of an unprotected data store containing 1.2 billion records of personal information gleaned from data brokerage services offers a glimpse into not only the kind of resources scammers and hackers can acquire about a large number of potential targets, but also the amount of data online services share or sell with other entities.

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ReviewReview: Hue Smart Plug is another capable HomeKit-enabled outlet

Review: Hue Smart Plug is another capable HomeKit-enabled outlet

The Hue Smart Plug is an expansion of the Hue lineup from smart bulbs into controlling lamps, one that brings the HomeKit-compatible range closer to becoming a whole smart home solution.

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Apple wins partial reprieve over VirnetX $503 million patent case

Apple wins partial reprieve over VirnetX $503 million patent case

A US appeals court has upheld two rulings that Apple infringed VirnetX patents, but reversed the decision on two others. The nearly decade-long legal case must now go back a Texas judge who will consider further hearings.

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Apple adds subscription renewal failures to server notifications from App Store Connect

Apple adds subscription renewal failures to server notifications from App Store Connect

Apple has made the server-to-server notifications feature of App Store Connect more useful for developers, with it now providing alerts for when a customer's subscription fails to renew, as well as when it is resolved.

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AT&T to roll out true 5G to consumers in 'weeks'

AT&T to roll out true 5G to consumers in 'weeks'

It's still chiefly a lower-speed version of the technology, but genuine 5G is shortly to reach 'tens of millions' of AT&T customers across the US. True full speed 5G for businesses is also expanding.

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ReviewReview: Polk Command Bar is basically the Amazon Echo soundbar

Review: Polk Command Bar is basically the Amazon Echo soundbar

Polk's Command Bar is the embodiment of Amazon Alexa in front of your TV. With useful features such as a compartment for a Fire TV stick paired with good sound, the Command Bar is a solid option for Alexa users.

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Russia to ban iPhones and all devices not pre-loaded with local apps

Russia to ban iPhones and all devices not pre-loaded with local apps

New legislation will require all smartphones, computers and even smart televisions to have Russian-made software included from July 2020. Supporters say it promotes local technology, but detractors believe that a fear of surveillance apps will make manufacturers pull out of Russia.

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Apple criticized for users' unwanted sexual behavior in 'random chat apps'

Apple criticized for users' unwanted sexual behavior in 'random chat apps'

The Washington Post has investigated complaints of inappropriate behavior surfacing in App Store reviews on what it says are six social apps, including some aimed at minors.

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FeatureApple TV+ Servant, Morning Show haters, and the Mac Pro factory on the AppleInsider Podcast

Apple TV+ Servant, Morning Show haters, and the Mac Pro factory on the AppleInsider Podcast

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William discuss Apple TV+'s forthcoming show "Servant" by M. Night Shyamalan, whether critics are Apple haters for hating on the morning show, and Apple's expansion in Austin.

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

T-Mobile breach exposes personal customer information

T-Mobile breach exposes personal customer information

T-Mobile on Thursday reported a recent data breach in which potentially sensitive information, including customer names and billing addresses, was leaked to an unidentified attacker or attackers.

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AirPods shipments to double to 60M in 2019 on high demand for AirPods Pro, report says

AirPods shipments to double to 60M in 2019 on high demand for AirPods Pro, report says

Shipments of Apple's AirPods headphone line are expected to hit 60 million units in 2019, doubling previous year estimates on the back of strong demand for the new AirPods Pro model, according to a report on Thursday.

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Apple hires National Geographic podcast producer, report says

Apple hires National Geographic podcast producer, report says

Apple might be on the verge of entering the original podcast market, as a report on Thursday alleges the tech giant recently poached a prominent podcast producer and former NPR journalist from National Geographic.

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Best gifts for Apple fans priced under $100

Best gifts for Apple fans priced under $100

As the holidays approach, everyone is on the lookout for the perfect gift for their family, friends, and coworkers. Here, we've compiled our favorite gifts under $100 that will be perfect for the Apple fan in your life.

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EditorialA6X: How Apple's iPad silicon Disrupted mobile video gaming

A6X: How Apple's iPad silicon Disrupted mobile video gaming

To maintain its momentum in tablets with iPad, in 2012 Apple completed two additional new custom silicon projects specifically for its tablets. These reached— and then exceeded— the graphics of Sony's PlayStation Vita, then the state-of-the-art in handheld video gaming. Here's a look at how Apple 'embraced and extended' mobile gaming.

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Duet Air 2.0 brings Sidecar-style second screens and remote control to Macs and iOS

Duet Air 2.0 brings Sidecar-style second screens and remote control to Macs and iOS

The software-only solution to extending a Mac's desktop onto an iPad has been updated. It now offers second or mirror screens on Macs, PCs and iPad. Plus a new feature lets users log into their Mac remotely.

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Apple pilots extension of iPhone AppleCare+ sign-ups to one year from purchase

Apple pilots extension of iPhone AppleCare+ sign-ups to one year from purchase

Apple may soon be extending its AppleCare+ eligibility for its hardware from 60 days to a full year from the time of purchase, a report suggests.

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Early Apple Black Friday deals are live: save up to 70% on iPhones, iPads, Apple Watch, 16-inch MacBook Pro

Early Apple Black Friday deals are live: save up to 70% on iPhones, iPads, Apple Watch, 16-inch MacBook Pro

Apple Black Friday deals continue to trickle in with less than one week left before the Thanksgiving holiday and subsequent mega shopping event. Save $100 to $438 on Apple's new 16-inch MacBook Pro, plus take advantage of up to half off iPhones, up to 70% off iPads, BOGO 50% off Apple Watches and more.

Observers stew as Apple leaves Trump's claims on 'opening' Mac Pro factory unchallenged

Observers stew as Apple leaves Trump's claims on 'opening' Mac Pro factory unchallenged

From frequent meetings to "Tim Apple," Apple CEO Tim Cook and President Donald Trump have had a cordial relationship. The events at yesterday's plant in Texas are leading many to ask questions about whether that's still tenable.

Apple screen supplier Japan Display fires executive for $5.3M embezzlement

Apple screen supplier Japan Display fires executive for $5.3M embezzlement

Beleaguered iPhone screen supplier Japan Display has admitted it fired an accounting executive last year for embezzling company funds, with the individual managing to siphon off about $5.3 million from the firm's accounts over a four-year period.

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Apple pulls all customer reviews from online Apple Store

Apple pulls all customer reviews from online Apple Store

On November 17, Apple removed the "Ratings & Reviews" section from all product pages on the Apple website. It is currently unclear what has prompted this decision, nor when Apple will bring back the option to read the opinions of other customers at the time of purchase.

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Apple shifts iOS 14 development strategy to cut buggy releases

Apple shifts iOS 14 development strategy to cut buggy releases

Apple is allegedly adjusting how it develops its operating systems internally, shifting to generating new builds of iOS, iPadOS, and others to make more of an effort to try and catch bugs and issues that have affected software updates that ship to the public.

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Abode delivers long-promised HomeKit update for DIY Iota smart home security hub

Abode delivers long-promised HomeKit update for DIY Iota smart home security hub

After being announced at CES 2018, Abode is finally following through with its promise of delivering HomeKit support to its Iota do-it-yourself smart home security update today.

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Apple and Intel sue to stop 'serial nuisance suits'

Apple and Intel sue to stop 'serial nuisance suits'

The two technology firms Apple and Intel have jointly filed a suit against Fortress Investment Group, alleging that the organization's stockpiling of patents to use in legal cases violates antitrust laws.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Mac Pro in retail packaging spotted at Austin factory [u]

Mac Pro in retail packaging spotted at Austin factory [u]

Ivanka Trump was with her father, President Donald Trump, when he toured Apple's Mac Pro factory on Wednesday, and as she is wont, she snapped a few photos.

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Tim Cook has eye on 'a lot of interesting small things,' not 'anything big'

Tim Cook has eye on 'a lot of interesting small things,' not 'anything big'

Apple CEO Tim Cook, on a press tour of the company's upcoming billion-dollar campus in Austin, Texas, campus on Wednesday, fielded the usual questions — and offered the usual answers — about Apple's interests in China, U.S. investments, President Trump and, surprisingly, future initiatives.

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Apple faces supply challenge for 'iPhone 12' antenna tech

Apple faces supply challenge for 'iPhone 12' antenna tech

Apple is expected to increase reliance on liquid crystal polymer (LCP) flexible printed circuit (FPC) antenna technology with its next-generation iPhone, due out in 2020, but a dearth of suppliers poses a risk to production, according to TF Securities Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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Giveaway: Enter to win an Adonit Note Plus for your iPad, plus save 15% at Amazon

Giveaway: Enter to win an Adonit Note Plus for your iPad, plus save 15% at Amazon

AppleInsider is partnering with Adonit this week to give away 10 Note Plus styluses, compatible with Apple's current 2019 iPad, iPad Pro, iPad Air, and iPad mini 5. Plus, save 15% when you pick one up for yourself, or as a gift, on Amazon.

Apple cancels 'The Banker' premiere at AFI Fest, streaming plans unknown

Apple cancels 'The Banker' premiere at AFI Fest, streaming plans unknown

Apple on Wednesday cancelled the planned premiere of Apple TV+ movie "The Banker" after "concerns" arose last week involving the son of the film's main subject.

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VideoPutting the 16-inch MacBook Pro's thermal management to the test

Putting the 16-inch MacBook Pro's thermal management to the test

Apple updated the thermal management of the 16-inch MacBook Pro. We put it to the test to see just how much it has improved over its predecessors.

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Tim Cook touts American-made Mac Pro during factory tour with President Trump

Tim Cook touts American-made Mac Pro during factory tour with President Trump

President Donald Trump was shown around Apple's Mac Pro facility in Texas by CEO Tim Cook. The visit comes months after Apple announced intent to build its flagship desktop in the U.S. in an apparent turnabout spurred by ongoing trade tensions with China.

Sonos acquires voice assistant startup, says not building Siri competitor

Sonos acquires voice assistant startup, says not building Siri competitor

Connected speaker firm Sonos on Wednesday announced the acquisition of Snips, a voice assistant startup focusing specializing in on-device natural language processing.

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