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Thursday, September 05, 2019

Southwest Airlines integrates Apple Pay for tickets, meals and more

Southwest Airlines integrates Apple Pay for tickets, meals and more

Southwest Airlines this week integrated Apple Pay transaction support in its mobile app, allowing customers to purchase tickets, in-flight meals, baggage options and more with Apple's payment service.

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Apple Music web browser player launches in beta

Apple Music web browser player launches in beta

Apple is making it possible for subscribers of Apple Music to be able to listen to songs on the streaming service via a browser, with a public beta launch enabling users to log into their accounts via a web-based player for the first time.

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Secure messaging apps working to comply with Apple's iOS 13 privacy changes

Secure messaging apps working to comply with Apple's iOS 13 privacy changes

Changes in iOS 13 to improve privacy may be affecting more apps than first thought, with developers of secure messaging "scrambling" to keep the encrypted communications services functional before Apple cuts off access to a specific API.

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TipsHow to record streaming audio on iOS

How to record streaming audio on iOS

Apple's iPads and iPhones are great for listening to streaming audio, but they've not been great at recording it. They still aren't, but there are ways to make certain types of recordings that can be useful.

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Price wars heat up on new 16-inch MacBook Pros: here's where to save the most money

Price wars heat up on new 16-inch MacBook Pros: here's where to save the most money

Competition between Apple resellers is heating up and driving down prices for consumers looking to purchase Apple's latest 16-inch MacBook Pro. Here's where to save the most money on the new notebooks.

Apple Events app for Apple TV updated for new iPhone launch

Apple Events app for Apple TV updated for new iPhone launch

Apple has updated the Apple Events app for the Apple TV in preparation for its "innovation only" iPhone launch event on September 10, confirming there will be a publicly-accessible stream of Apple's product launches on that day.

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Apple Pay VP Jennifer Bailey keen on cryptocurrency, iPhone as identification

Apple Pay VP Jennifer Bailey keen on cryptocurrency, iPhone as identification

Apple is exploring the possibility of working on a cryptocurrency-related project, the company's vice president for Apple Pay Jennifer Bailey has suggested amid a wide-ranging discussion on personal finances, but while there is potential to expand its monetary portfolio, a project announcement is unlikely to occur anytime in the near future.

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EditorialEditorial: Apple's next hardware play could be in game controllers

Editorial: Apple's next hardware play could be in game controllers

Apple is thought to be working on Augmented Reality glasses that are perhaps two years out. But in moving the AR experience from the handheld screens of iOS devices to a fixed panel you look through, users will need a new way to navigate AR worlds. Little attention has been given to the role of game controllers in AR navigation, but Apple's patent filings and its recent announcements suggest that its next new play in hardware could be an advanced gaming controller, perhaps even a wearable one.

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VideoHands on: Sonos Move fits in the home as well as outdoors

Hands on: Sonos Move fits in the home as well as outdoors

Sonos has just made its new portable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth speaker official with the announcement of the Sonos Move, alongside the Port and the One SL. AppleInsider was in New York City with Sonos to try the speakers.

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Eve Systems announces new HomeKit devices & Eve Extend availability

Eve Systems announces new HomeKit devices & Eve Extend availability

Eve Systems has debuted several new accessories for HomeKit users including new Eve Light Switch, Eve Thermo, Eve Water Guard, and the availability of the Eve Extend.

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Garmin takes on Apple Watch with OLED-based Venu, Marvel wearables

Garmin takes on Apple Watch with OLED-based Venu, Marvel wearables

Garmin has updated its smartwatch lineup to better take on the dominating Apple Watch, with the Venu GPS smartwatch equipped with a circular 1.2-inch AMOLED display, while the Legacy Hero Series scales up its earlier child-focused Marvel watches for adult wrists.

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Apple again reported to be planning in-display Touch ID for 2020 iPhones

Apple again reported to be planning in-display Touch ID for 2020 iPhones

Sources reportedly familiar with Apple's supply chain say that a new Touch ID fingerprint system is already being tested for next year's iPhone.

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Signify unveils Hue smart plug and button, filament bulbs, updated Hue Go

Signify unveils Hue smart plug and button, filament bulbs, updated Hue Go

Hue is expanding its lineup once again and on Thursday unveiled new smart plug and smart button accessories for the connected home, as well as retro filament bulbs, an updated Hue Go and more.

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Samsung launches Galaxy Fold with new materials, tweaked design

Samsung launches Galaxy Fold with new materials, tweaked design

Samsung's Galaxy Fold will finally make its market debut in Korea on Friday. The launch date arrives some five months later than originally promised by the Korean tech giant, which has been working to solve a spate of reliability issues uncovered in early review units.

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Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Apple previews Marunouchi store in Tokyo ahead of Saturday opening

Apple previews Marunouchi store in Tokyo ahead of Saturday opening

Apple on Wednesday offered an early look at its soon-to-open retail outlet in the Marunouchi district of Tokyo, showing off next-generation styling and the use of natural materials at what will be the company's largest brick-and-mortar store in Japan.

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Apple TV Channels adds IFC Films Unlimited, goes live in Latin America [u]

Apple TV Channels adds IFC Films Unlimited, goes live in Latin America [u]

Timed to coincide with the Toronto Film Festival this week, IFC Films on Wednesday announced its over-the-top streaming service, IFC Films Unlimited, has expanded to Apple TV Channels. Apple's streaming services solution also went live in a number of countries in Latin America.

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ExclusiveLG 34 inch UltraWide Thunderbolt 3 display on sale for $779 ($220 off)

LG 34 inch UltraWide Thunderbolt 3 display on sale for $779 ($220 off)

B&H Photo has issued a triple-digit markdown on the LG 34 inch UltraWide Thunderbolt 3 display exclusively for AI readers. Priced at $779 after $220 in cash savings, this panoramic monitor is height-adjustable and features a virtually borderless design with DCI-P3 98% color gamut.

Phone numbers of nearly 420M Facebook users exposed online

Phone numbers of nearly 420M Facebook users exposed online

An unsecured database containing the phone numbers of more than 419 million Facebook users was recently found online, though the social network said no accounts have been compromised as a result of the exposure.

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VideoShould you get a wired or wireless controller for Apple Arcade?

Should you get a wired or wireless controller for Apple Arcade?

With Apple Arcade coming soon, we're checking out two controllers to see whether you should pick up the wireless SteelSeries Nimbus controller or if you should opt for the RotorRiot wired controller.

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Apple sells $7B in debt in first bond offer since $285B cash repatriation [u]

Apple sells $7B in debt in first bond offer since $285B cash repatriation [u]

Apple is getting ready to offer bonds for the first time in almost two years, looking to raise cash to fund share buybacks and other activities without needing to use its repatriated cash hoard.

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Apple's 2017 iMac 5K hits $1,299, a new record low online price

Apple's 2017 iMac 5K hits $1,299, a new record low online price

With limited supply available at the special price, B&H has issued a record-breaking online discount on Apple's Mid 2017 27-inch iMac 5K. Save $500 instantly with bonus perks, including a sales tax refund for some.

Second developer betas of iOS 13.1, iPadOS 13.1 now available with ninth tvOS 13 beta [u]

Second developer betas of iOS 13.1, iPadOS 13.1 now available with ninth tvOS 13 beta [u]

Apple is continuing to test out the first major update to the upcoming operating system releases before the milestone versions have shipped, with second beta builds of iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1 available for testing by developers along with a ninth tvOS 13 build.

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ExclusiveApple's Catalyst polarizes developers ahead of iOS 13, Catalina launch

Apple's Catalyst polarizes developers ahead of iOS 13, Catalina launch

After months of working with Catalyst, and just ahead of the release of macOS Catalina, developers have thoughts on what's good and what's still surprisingly bad about Apple's project to get iOS apps on the Mac.

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Google fined $170M for violating children's privacy

Google fined $170M for violating children's privacy

Google and subsidiary YouTube has been hit with a record $170 million fine by the Federal Trade Commission, to settle allegations the search company violated a law protecting children's privacy.

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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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Half the states in the US reportedly ready to launch Google antitrust investigation

Half the states in the US reportedly ready to launch Google antitrust investigation

Google is reportedly the target for an antitrust investigation that will be announced next week, a report claims, with more than half of the state attorneys general in the United States onboard.

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TipsHere's why you're only getting 1% cash back with the Apple Card

Here's why you're only getting 1% cash back with the Apple Card

Now that you've got your Apple Card, you might be wondering why you've only been getting 1% back in Daily Cash. As it turns out, like most cards, there's a set of rules you'll need to follow to get the most cash back.

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EditorialEditorial: Apple Arcade is likely to drive a new A12X Apple TV

Editorial: Apple Arcade is likely to drive a new A12X Apple TV

Apple TV hardware hasn't been updated for two years— which just so happens to be the typical length of time before a new model is introduced. This year, Apple could have a special impetus to update Apple TV based on its new Apple Arcade gaming subscription and the availability of the faster, smaller A12X chip. Here's why.

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Apple again reportedly planning a new, but larger 'iPhone SE 2'

Apple again reportedly planning a new, but larger 'iPhone SE 2'

This time around, sources are claiming that Apple will release an iPhone SE successor in spring 2020, but it won't be the same size as the 4-inch original.

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Western Digital updates My Passport for Mac with up to 5TB of USB-C storage

Western Digital updates My Passport for Mac with up to 5TB of USB-C storage

Western Digital has updated its popular My Passport for Mac drives with a new 5TB model and new colors to complement the fresh design.

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Tuesday, September 03, 2019

Supposed leaked Apple document reveals 'iPhone 11' branding, OS release dates, new iPads in October, more

Supposed leaked Apple document reveals 'iPhone 11' branding, OS release dates, new iPads in October, more

A supposedly leaked internal document reveals a wealth of information regarding Apple's fall product lineup, including the names and release timelines of new iPhone, Apple Watch and iPad models, operating system release dates and more.

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Exploit resellers report glut of iOS vulnerabilities, will pay more for Android bugs

Exploit resellers report glut of iOS vulnerabilities, will pay more for Android bugs

Software vulnerability brokers have lowered payout rates for iOS exploits, saying a recent "flood" of iPhone zero-days makes the bugs less valuable than comparable attacks designed to penetrate Android.

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Apple eases app notarization conditions ahead of macOS Catalina release

Apple eases app notarization conditions ahead of macOS Catalina release

Apple on Tuesday adjusted app notarization requirements for macOS Catalina ahead of the operating system's launch this fall, saying it will temporarily ease a stringent set of prerequisites as developers work to bring their apps in compliance with the new guidelines.

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TipsHow to update your Steam install to 64-bit before macOS Catalina

How to update your Steam install to 64-bit before macOS Catalina

Yes, the Steam client itself is 64-bits, and most of your games probably are too, but if you've had an install for a while, your client is probably only 32-bit. Here's how to make sure you've got a Steam client compatible with macOS Catalina.

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NYC subway commuters get creative rescuing AirPods dropped on tracks

NYC subway commuters get creative rescuing AirPods dropped on tracks

Apple's AirPods may be highly popular, but the ease of losing them while being jostled or in a hurry is causing trouble for some New York City subway riders, leading to some desperate rescues.

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VideoEven more of the best cases for Apple's 2018 iPad Pro

Even more of the best cases for Apple's 2018 iPad Pro

It's been some time since our last case roundup for the iPad Pro. Here are even more of the best cases for Apple's 2018 iPad Pro that offer protection, versatility, and unique features.

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USB 4 is here, and is essentially Thunderbolt 3

USB 4 is here, and is essentially Thunderbolt 3

After a tease in March, the USB Implementation Forum has declared that it has completed the USB 4 standard, implementing the USB-C connector, plus 40Gbps speed and other features of Thunderbolt 3.

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Firefox macOS test build is far better for your battery life

Firefox macOS test build is far better for your battery life

Firefox on macOS will soon be more beneficial to MacBook Air and MacBook Pro users who want to preserve battery life, with Nightly builds of the Mozilla-produced browser now requiring as little as a third of the power of the main public release to render web pages.

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EditorialEditorial: What Apple's App Store secrecy reveals about its 'iPhone 11' event

Editorial: What Apple's App Store secrecy reveals about its 'iPhone 11' event

Less than a week before Apple unveils its latest "by innovation only" iPhones, the rumor mill and data mining is in full swing. However, the most important element of Apple's global success is not contingent upon a new feature introduction or perhaps a new product initiative, but rather the continued success of the software market that acts as the ecosystem binding together virtually everything Apple sells: the App Store.

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