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Sunday, August 25, 2019

'B Corp' leaders challenge Apple, others to become force for good

'B Corp' leaders challenge Apple, others to become force for good

Apple should put the planet before profits, a group of more than 30 business leaders from major companies have urged, via a full-page advertisement in the New York Times demanding members of the Business Roundtable lobby group become more ethical in their practices.

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VideoReview: The Lifx Beam is a stunning modular HomeKit smart light

Review: The Lifx Beam is a stunning modular HomeKit smart light

The Lifx Beam is a modular smart light system that integrates with Apple's HomeKit to create stunning colors and impressive effects throughout the home.

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ICYMI: Native Union cables, iDevices Instinct Alexa-powered switch & more

ICYMI: Native Union cables, iDevices Instinct Alexa-powered switch & more

Here are our top picks for new gear from the last seven days you should check out including an Alexa-powered switch, new USB-C to Lightning cables, and a smart water leak detection system.

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EditorialBrief Thoughts: Questionable RF lawsuit, Apple TV+ vs. Disney+, Siri listening & more

Brief Thoughts: Questionable RF lawsuit, Apple TV+ vs. Disney+, Siri listening & more

Every week has dozens of things going on at any given time, too many to talk about in real-time. Here's what we think about this week's radio frequency revelations and lawsuits, Disney rolling heavy at the D23 expo in regards to Disney+, the workers responsible for listening to Siri recordings, an inadvertent iOS 12 jailbreak restoration, and Google's Android rebranding.

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Trump 'regrets' not applying tougher tariffs in China trade war

Trump 'regrets' not applying tougher tariffs in China trade war

A clarification over an admission by President Donald Trump that he had "second thoughts" about his handling of the trade war with China suggests more could be in store, with the White House Press Secretary insisting Trump wanted to be tougher on the tariffs.

ExclusiveApple Pro deals: Save up to $790 on MacBook Pros, iPad Pros & iMacs with AppleCare

Apple Pro deals: Save up to $790 on MacBook Pros, iPad Pros & iMacs with AppleCare

B&H is offering AI readers exclusive discounts on Apple's powerful line of Pro laptops, desktops and tablets for a limited time only. Save up to $790 instantly on high-end MacBook Pros, iPad Pros and iMacs with AppleCare — delivering the lowest prices on many complete solutions that are great for both business and home users, as well as college students.

TipsHow to take screen recordings on Mac, iOS and Apple TV

How to take screen recordings on Mac, iOS and Apple TV

Apple has provided ways to record videos of your Mac, iOS, and Apple TV screens, but it doesn't make it easy to figure out how to do it. Here's how to get it done.

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EditorialEditorial: Free advertising for Apple Card isn't coming from unit sales or market share

Editorial: Free advertising for Apple Card isn't coming from unit sales or market share

Apple Card is all over the news, in part because the physical legacy card it ships with can be scuffed up if you throw it in your jeans pocket with coins and keys. There are thousands of other card issuers globally that wish the inherently fragile nature of a pristine credit card was also capable of driving free global advertising of their brand as well. Why does Apple get so much free press?

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Disney+ offers four simultaneous streams at 4K for $6.99 per month

Disney+ offers four simultaneous streams at 4K for $6.99 per month

More details about Disney+, the major media corporation's subscription video service, have been made available months ahead of its launch with customers able to stream to up to four devices at up to a 4K resolution, without needing to pay for a higher tier of service.

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FeatureThe road to Steve Jobs' resignation, and the rise of Tim Cook as his successor

The road to Steve Jobs' resignation, and the rise of Tim Cook as his successor

On August 24, 2011 Apple cofounder Steve Jobs announced his resignation as Apple CEO, six weeks before his death. AppleInsider takes a look back at the controversies and ethical dilemmas of what happened when the CEO got sick and how Tim Cook emerged as his successor.

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Apple, Samsung slapped with class action over handset RF emissions

Apple, Samsung slapped with class action over handset RF emissions

That was fast. Two days after a Chicago Tribune investigation found many contemporary mobile phones, including late-model iPhones, do not comply with radio frequency emissions standards, Apple and Samsung are being sued over alleged damages and problems related to RF exposure.

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Friday, August 23, 2019

Qualcomm can maintain licensing tactics pending appeal, court says

Qualcomm can maintain licensing tactics pending appeal, court says

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Friday granted Qualcomm's request to stay enforcement of an antitrust ruling handed down in May, allowing the chipmaker to continue what was deemed to be anticompetitive business practices.

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AT&T settles FTC data throttling case from 2014

AT&T settles FTC data throttling case from 2014

A court filing made public on Friday reveals the U.S. Federal Trade Commission reached a settlement agreement with AT&T over allegations that the mobile carrier slowed down, or throttled, data transfer speeds of certain customers.

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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 online and 2019 MacBook Pros up to $500 off. These Apple deals are subject to change at any time, with some of the record-breaking discounts ending soon.

Disney amps up streaming wars with 'Star Wars' & other programming announcements

Disney amps up streaming wars with 'Star Wars' & other programming announcements

At the D23 Expo, Disney has shed more light on what consumers will see when the company's streaming service launches on November 12 with far more content than Apple has planned for Apple TV+.

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US companies 'hereby ordered' in a Tweet by President Trump to exit China manufacturing

US companies 'hereby ordered' in a Tweet by President Trump to exit China manufacturing

Through a series of tweets, President Trump has escalated the trade war with China by claiming that the US has lost trillions of dollars to the country, and has ordered American companies to look for manufacturing alternatives.

VideoHere are the best AirPods cases

Here are the best AirPods cases

AirPods charging case covers are becoming more and more prevalent. Not only do nearly all major accessory makers now have their own spin on them, but Apple is even carrying a select few in its brick and mortar retail locations. We're putting popular options to the test to round up the best AirPods case covers currently on sale.

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Zens announces 16 coil Liberty Qi charger for more flexible wireless charging

Zens announces 16 coil Liberty Qi charger for more flexible wireless charging

Zens has announced a new wireless charger, giving users "complete freedom of placement" with a new wireless charging strategy.

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FeatureApple TV+, Apple Card, Apple Health employee exodus on the AppleInsider Podcast

Apple TV+, Apple Card, Apple Health employee exodus on the AppleInsider Podcast

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William look forward to Apple TV+, examine whether Apple Card can really help with financial literacy, and wonder about news of Apple employees quitting over disagreements about the company's Health strategy.

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HomePod now available for purchase in Japan and Taiwan

HomePod now available for purchase in Japan and Taiwan

Apple has launched the HomePod in Japan and Taiwan, giving Apple fans the chance to snag the smart speaker for themselves.

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Apple refreshes top pop playlist, now called New Music Daily

Apple refreshes top pop playlist, now called New Music Daily

Apple has rebranded the Apple Music "Best of the Week" playlist to "New Music Daily," now giving music fans hours of new music to listen to each day.

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Sprint's latest iPhone deal delivers iPhone 8 or 8 Plus for $8 per month

Sprint's latest iPhone deal delivers iPhone 8 or 8 Plus for $8 per month

For a limited time only, Sprint is discounting iPhone 8 and 8 Plus devices to just $8 per month with lease, plus free overnight shipping.

Laid off Apple contractors listened to 1,000 Siri recordings per shift

Laid off Apple contractors listened to 1,000 Siri recordings per shift

Workers employed in Ireland to monitor and grade Siri recordings for Apple have now lost their jobs, as listening to Siri recordings stops.

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Apple part of third-party solar certification program in Singapore and Taiwan

Apple part of third-party solar certification program in Singapore and Taiwan

Apple and the Center for Resource Solutions are launching a new solar certification program in Singapore and Taiwan by certifying the Wan Ja Shan soy sauce brewery's solar installation.

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Apple partners with Australian MVNO Macquarie Telecom to serve businesses

Apple partners with Australian MVNO Macquarie Telecom to serve businesses

Australian mobile virtual network operator Macquarie Telecom on Friday announced a new partnership with Apple that will see the carrier deliver iPhones, iPads and apps to small and medium-sized enterprise customers.

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Apple publishes new beta version of iCloud web portal, adds Reminders

Apple publishes new beta version of iCloud web portal, adds Reminders

Apple on Thursday updated the beta version of its iCloud web portal, bringing a new background and revamped Reminders app to the site.

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Titanium Apple Card shows signs of wear after just one month

Titanium Apple Card shows signs of wear after just one month

With its sleek white finish, deep etchings and flush surfaces, Apple's titanium Apple Card is quite the looker. The card's durability is now question, however, as early customers report significant signs of wear after just one month.

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Apple loses bid to toss suit alleging ex-engineer was not credited on Find My iPhone, Passbook patents

Apple loses bid to toss suit alleging ex-engineer was not credited on Find My iPhone, Passbook patents

A California court this week denied Apple's motion to dismiss a lawsuit that claims the company failed to cite ex-engineer Darren Eastman as an inventor on a clutch of patents covering Find My iPhone and Passbook.

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States and 12 phone carriers agree to implement anti-robocall technology

States and 12 phone carriers agree to implement anti-robocall technology

As Congress considers legislation designed to put an end to robocalling, state attorneys general and 12 telephone companies intend to take action and on Thursday announced an agreement to implement spam call identification and blocking technology.

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Law firm already jumping on reports of high RF emissions in iPhone 7

Law firm already jumping on reports of high RF emissions in iPhone 7

One day after publication of independent testing of iPhone radio frequency emissions a law firm is making questionable comparisons, and is already asking people to reach out if they feel that they are impacted.

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VideoReview: The DJI Osmo Mobile 3 gimbal is more compact & powerful than ever

Review: The DJI Osmo Mobile 3 gimbal is more compact & powerful than ever

Over the past few years, the market has flooded with smartphone gimbals due to the quality of smartphone cameras, plus falling costs and miniaturization of gimbal technology. DJI has been at the forefront of all this, and is continuing that with the Osmo Mobile 3 gimbal.

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Satechi launches pair of 4K60 compatible USB-C Multimedia Adapters

Satechi launches pair of 4K60 compatible USB-C Multimedia Adapters

Satechi has released two new USB-C adapters— one that features a multitude of multimedia solutions, and another designed to make multi-monitor setups a breeze.

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Remix Taylor Swift's 'You Need to Calm Down' in new Today at Apple Music Lab sessions

Remix Taylor Swift's 'You Need to Calm Down' in new Today at Apple Music Lab sessions

Taylor Swift is promoting new Today at Apple sessions, with some allowing users the chance to learn how to remix her new song "You Need to Calm Down."

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Google's final release of Android 10 is coming soon, with new branding

Google's final release of Android 10 is coming soon, with new branding

Google has shifted its branding for Android, and is ditching dessert and confectionary names going forward.

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ExclusiveThese 5 MacBook Pro laptops just hit new record low prices

These 5 MacBook Pro laptops just hit new record low prices

New price cuts have been issued on 2019 MacBook Pro laptops, with bonus promo code savings and instant cash discounts on popular 15-inch models. These month-end Apple deals, which are up to $500 off, are valid for a short time only, with limited availability at the reduced prices.

Bose Portable Home Speaker is the company's first rechargeable model

Bose Portable Home Speaker is the company's first rechargeable model

Bose will be adding the Bose Portable Home Speaker to its lineup in mid-September, featuring Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, voice control, and AirPlay 2 and Spotify Connect compatibility.

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The OtterBox OtterSpot is a stackable Qi wireless charger and battery system

The OtterBox OtterSpot is a stackable Qi wireless charger and battery system

Otterbox, known for its rugged life-proof phone and tablet cases, is releasing a new Qi-certified wireless charging system with detachable batteries dubbed the OtterSpot.

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Like Apple Music, Spotify now offers a three month premium trial

Like Apple Music, Spotify now offers a three month premium trial

Spotify has extended the free-trial period it offers for Spotify Premium from one month to three, the default length of Apple's free trial for Apple Music.

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Apple refining methods to reset & calibrate future iPhone toxic gas sensors

Apple refining methods to reset & calibrate future iPhone toxic gas sensors

Apple is continuing work on iPhone-embedded poisonous gas sensors, with its latest invention being a way to calibrate and lengthen the life of the consumable materials used to detect the toxins.

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