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Monday, November 25, 2019

Judge dismisses class action involving iTunes and Apple Music data privacy

Judge dismisses class action involving iTunes and Apple Music data privacy

Apple on Monday won final judgment to dismiss a class action complaint claiming the company unjustly profits from the aggregation and sale of iTunes and Apple Music user data.

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VideoReview: Apple's iPhone 11 Smart Battery Case caters to shutterbugs

Review: Apple's iPhone 11 Smart Battery Case caters to shutterbugs

Apple has dropped its annual update to the Smart Battery Case to support the latest crop of iPhones, but this time it wasn't just the camera cutout that changed — Apple also integrated a hardware shutter button.

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EditorialHow Apple survived the flawgic-filled 2010s, butterflies and all

How Apple survived the flawgic-filled 2010s, butterflies and all

It's been a wild decade. Ten years ago, Apple was perched at what was imagined to be the peak of iOS, surrounded by Windows PC vendors, Android phone makers, and a chirping brood of analysts and pundits all tweeting the perils Apple faced— now that its competition was about to get Really Serious. Incredibly, these clowns-of-a-feather are still making their honking sounds together ten years later.

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Featurette teases Apple TV+ drama 'Truth be Told' with star introductions

Featurette teases Apple TV+ drama 'Truth be Told' with star introductions

Apple has released a new featurette for 'Truth Be Told,' giving viewers of the Octavia Spencer-fronted Apple TV+ show a closer look at the podcast-based criminal investigation show before its release on December 6.

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Black Friday deals are live at Pad & Quill; save up to 35% on Apple Watch, iPad, iPhone accessories

Black Friday deals are live at Pad & Quill; save up to 35% on Apple Watch, iPad, iPhone accessories

Premium accessory maker Pad & Quill is discounting a variety of Mac, iPad and iPhone accessories, as well as Apple Watch bands, by up to 35% during its Black Friday Sale Event. AppleInsider readers can also snap up an additional 10% off already reduced prices with coupon. Deals are live now and quantities are limited, so check out the savings before they sell out.

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's 2019 holiday ad uses iPad to bring families together

Apple's 2019 holiday ad uses iPad to bring families together

Apple has released its 2019 holiday ad "The Surprise" to YouTube, highlighting how the iPad can ease holiday and travel tensions, and to bring families together after a tough year.

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Nike customers to get 3% cash back for using Apple Card

Nike customers to get 3% cash back for using Apple Card

The sports footwear company Nike has become the latest retailer to offer customers the maximum 3% daily cash back when they pay using Apple Card. The rate isn't limited to shoes, either, as it applies on the website, and in the company's training club too.

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Use Apple Pay at an Apple Store before December 2 to donate $1 to (RED) for World AIDS Day

Use Apple Pay at an Apple Store before December 2 to donate $1 to (RED) for World AIDS Day

If you're heading to an Apple Store, breaking out Apple Pay at the register will contribute a dollar to help fight HIV and AIDS in Africa.

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App and ride service Uber not 'fit and proper' to operate in London

App and ride service Uber not 'fit and proper' to operate in London

Government body Transport for London will not grant Uber a new license to operate in London, saying that despite improvements, it maintained a "pattern of failures.". Drivers can continue working while Uber appeals the decision.

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Apple expects to sell over 100M 5G iPhones in 2020

Apple expects to sell over 100M 5G iPhones in 2020

An unconfirmed report in Digitimes claims that Apple is advising its suppliers that it will be producing in excess of 100 million of the next iPhone, a rise of around a fifth over 2019's estimates.

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Apple expanding operations in India says government

Apple expanding operations in India says government

The Indian government has announced that Apple is increasing its local operations and in addition to iPhones, will also be making components and chargers in the country.

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Apple unveils its Black Friday gift card offers

Apple unveils its Black Friday gift card offers

From November 29 to December 2, Apple is to offer store gift cards of up to $200 for people buying as yet unspecified Apple products.

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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.

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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