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Saturday, July 20, 2019

VideoReview: Apple's 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro is an excellent, inexpensive workhorse

Review: Apple's 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro is an excellent, inexpensive workhorse

Without an event, Apple quietly announced an updated base model 13-inch MacBook Pro that featured new quad-core processors, Touch Bar with Touch ID, T2 Security Chip, True Tone display, and an updated butterfly keyboard. Is this new $1299 laptop worth it?

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Monday, July 15, 2019

iOS 13 & iPadOS bug said to allow unauthenticated access to usernames & passwords

iOS 13 & iPadOS bug said to allow unauthenticated access to usernames & passwords

A bug in the current iOS 13 and iPadOS betas reportedly allows people to bypass security and access usernames and passwords in the Settings app — though in practice, the issue is a relatively minor threat.

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Apple uses Apollo 11's 50th anniversary to tease 'For All Mankind' on Apple TV+

Apple uses Apollo 11's 50th anniversary to tease 'For All Mankind' on Apple TV+

Apple on Monday premiered a second trailer for "For All Mankind," this time referencing the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing on July 20.

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New House bill aims to make US more prominent in 5G space, combat China

New House bill aims to make US more prominent in 5G space, combat China

A new House bill proposed by Texas Republican Rep. Michael McCaul seeks to make the U.S. more prominent in 5G networking — and specifically to deflect Chinese influence.

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Online Apple Store went offline for an hour for unknown reasons

Online Apple Store went offline for an hour for unknown reasons

The online Apple Store briefly was inaccessible for customers, displaying the famous "Be right back" message for a period of time on Monday, a usual indicator of updates or changes to the store, but in this case may have been just downtime for maintenance.

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ExclusiveSave up to $150 on Apple's new 2019 MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro with coupon

Save up to $150 on Apple's new 2019 MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro with coupon

Black Friday in July deals are here, with savings of up to $150 off new MacBook Pro 13-inch and 2019 MacBook Air models that were just announced by Apple mere days ago.

Apple posts fifth macOS 10.14.6 developer beta

Apple posts fifth macOS 10.14.6 developer beta

Apple has moved on to yet another round for the current test cycle, providing developers with just one new build — the fifth for macOS 10.14.6 — to try out.

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Lawmakers suggest Apple could do more to aid privacy reform

Lawmakers suggest Apple could do more to aid privacy reform

Apple's calls for stronger privacy legislation aren't backed up by action, privacy advocates and U.S. Lawmakers suggest, claiming the iPhone maker isn't doing enough to help produce better privacy laws, and in some cases is lobbying against some efforts.

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TipsHow to cope with just 128GB of SSD storage on your Mac mini or MacBook

How to cope with just 128GB of SSD storage on your Mac mini or MacBook

Only Apple recommends buying its Macs with 128GB of SSD storage, because only Apple is trying to hit a price point. Everyone else — including us — will tell you that you need more, but nobody really tells you why. Here's why small SSDs are a problem, and what you can do.

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FeatureI replaced my Mac with my iPad Pro for a week — here's how it went

I replaced my Mac with my iPad Pro for a week — here's how it went

Recently, my Mac keeled over, leaving me with my iPad Pro to produce content and do day-to-day tasks with. This is how I managed, using only my iPad.

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Eve Extend increases range of Bluetooth HomeKit accessories

Eve Extend increases range of Bluetooth HomeKit accessories

Eve Systems has launched the Eve Extend, its Bluetooth range extender that allows items within the Eve product line to connect to a HomeKit network by acting as an access point, enabling the devices to function without needing Bluetooth connectivity with a nearby iPhone or iPad.

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Apple stops shipments of iPhone SE, 6, 6 Plus, 6s Plus in India

Apple stops shipments of iPhone SE, 6, 6 Plus, 6s Plus in India

Apple has ceased sales of the iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPhone 6s Plus in India, a report claims cutting out most of the lower-cost models from its regional product lineup and at the same time making it more expensive for customers in the country to buy an entry-level iPhone.

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

NFL, NBA to tap into iPhone to boost fan experience in stadiums

NFL, NBA to tap into iPhone to boost fan experience in stadiums

Major sports leagues have to rely on technologies to make fans engage more with the games, as well as to offer more revenue-generating opportunities, the commissioners of the NBA and NFL have advised at the Sun Valley conference, with iPhones used by fans in stadiums a possible trove of data for managing sales and the overall visitor experience.

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TipsAre your iPhone or Apple Watch alarms not going off? Here's how to fix it

Are your iPhone or Apple Watch alarms not going off? Here's how to fix it

If you've never had this problem, we're not surprised because it is really rare. However, we also envy you tremendously, because when you do get it, it is extraordinarily inconvenient. As yet, Apple has no fix for it — but we do have a workaround.

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VideoHands on: Sandmarc Anamorphic Lens for iPhone

Hands on: Sandmarc Anamorphic Lens for iPhone

It's well known that the iPhone's video quality is top notch among mobile devices, with each release pushing forward what people can do with the tiny portable computing devices. Today we're taking a look at Sandmarc's Anamorphic Lens for the iPhone XS, XS Max and iPhone XR, and how you can use it to achieve a more cinematic look from your iPhone.

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ICYMI: Moment drone lenses, Anker GaN chargers, & more

ICYMI: Moment drone lenses, Anker GaN chargers, & more

Each week, there are a ton of great products that get released that we don't have time to cover. Here are our top picks for new gear from the last seven days you should check out including DJI drone lenses from Moment, new headphones, and more.

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Apple investigating iPhone 6 explosion in California

Apple investigating iPhone 6 explosion in California

Apple is investigating why an iPhone 6 owned by an 11-year-old girl in California 'exploded' while being used to watch YouTube videos, an incident that luckily avoided any serious injury to the child or property damage.

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Saturday, July 13, 2019

EditorialEditorial: Manufacturers, it's time to put more USB-C ports on chargers

Editorial: Manufacturers, it's time to put more USB-C ports on chargers

USB-C has continued to become more ubiquitous as more users adopt the small, reversible port. While all of our accessories are supporting it, chargers are lagging behind. Manufacturers — it is time to finally create chargers with more than a single USB-C port.

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Facial recognition bolstered by mass database scraping, but not from Apple

Facial recognition bolstered by mass database scraping, but not from Apple

Progress is being made in the field of facial recognition by the use of multiple photograph databases consisting of subjects who were not aware of their misuse, a report claims, but while many companies and researchers are collecting and sharing the images and resulting data, Apple is not one of the sources.

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France approves digital tax measures against Apple despite US pressure

France approves digital tax measures against Apple despite US pressure

The French government has approved proposals for a tax on digital services, one that affects Apple and other major tech companies, despite concern the measure is unfairly targeting US-based companies in a bid to claw back tax revenue.

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ExclusiveApple blowout deals: save up to $2,500 on MacBook Pros, MacBook Air, iPad Pro

Apple blowout deals: save up to $2,500 on MacBook Pros, MacBook Air, iPad Pro

Record breaking discounts on Apple products are going on now at B&H Photo, with exclusive savings on a variety of devices. Grab the lowest prices ever on high-end MacBook Pros, upgraded 2018 MacBook Airs, and loaded 12.9-inch iPad Pros, with cash savings of up to $2,500 off and bonus perks, such as free expedited shipping and a sales tax refund in select states.

ReviewReview: Putting Dr. Mario World for iOS under examination

Review: Putting Dr. Mario World for iOS under examination

It was only a matter of time before the good doctor Mario made his way to the iPhone, but how does the mobile version hold up against the nearly 30-year-old Nintendo classic?

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Tesla requests iCloud data for engineer who allegedly stole Autopilot secrets

Tesla requests iCloud data for engineer who allegedly stole Autopilot secrets

Tesla has subpoenaed Apple for access to the iCloud data of an engineer who allegedly stole thousands of Autopilot source code files right before leaving to work at XMotors.ai, the U.S. research branch of China's Xpeng.

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Facebook reportedly fined $5B over Cambridge Analytica fiasco

Facebook reportedly fined $5B over Cambridge Analytica fiasco

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has reportedly approved a $5 billion settlement with Facebook to resolve the latter's privacy violations in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

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VideoHands on: Apple's new 13-inch MacBook Pro has a lot of bang for the buck

Hands on: Apple's new 13-inch MacBook Pro has a lot of bang for the buck

A couple of days ago, Apple refreshed the base model 13-inch MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and killed off the 12-inch MacBook. So let's take a look at what's new, and how the base model MacBook Pro performs.

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ReviewReview: Nimble's Bottle Case looks good while helping the oceans

Review: Nimble's Bottle Case looks good while helping the oceans

Nimble's Bottle Case is a stylish case for the iPhone made out of plastic retrieved from the ocean, helping the environment in more ways than one.

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FeatureThe best Thunderbolt 3 eGPU enclosures for the 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro

The best Thunderbolt 3 eGPU enclosures for the 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro

We've been talking about external GPUs for a while, even before Apple decided to launch official support for the technology. As a result, we've used them all, and have a few we'd like to recommend if you're getting into the technology for the first time with your new 13-inch MacBook pro or MacBook Air.

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Apple's first BBC comedy production is 'Alabama' starring Imelda Staunton

Apple's first BBC comedy production is 'Alabama' starring Imelda Staunton

Apple and the BBC are working on their first comedy co-production, a show starring Imelda Staunton, probably best known to Americans as Dolores Umbridge in the "Harry Potter" movies.

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FeatureBack to school 2019: should you choose Apple's Mac or an iPad

Back to school 2019: should you choose Apple's Mac or an iPad

If you're getting ready to head off to school in the fall, you may be asking yourself "Should I get a Mac or an iPad?" Fortunately, we're more than happy to show you the pros and cons of each to help you make an informed decision.

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Hulu brings 4K streaming to Apple TV 4K and Chromecast Ultra

Hulu brings 4K streaming to Apple TV 4K and Chromecast Ultra

After quietly removing the feature in 2018, Hulu has brought back 4K to their streaming service — this time, exclusively to the Apple TV 4K and the Chromecast Ultra.

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iPhone suppliers seeing solid revenues in run-up to 2019 models

iPhone suppliers seeing solid revenues in run-up to 2019 models

A tracked group of Apple iPhone suppliers reportedly saw their aggregate revenues rise year-over-year in June for the fourth consecutive month, suggesting strong performance of existing iPhone sales, even as they prepare for new models this fall.

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New 13-inch MacBook Pro has bigger battery but SSD can't be swapped

New 13-inch MacBook Pro has bigger battery but SSD can't be swapped

While it's never been simple to upgrade a 13-inch MacBook Pro's SSD, it is now no longer possible, according to a teardown of the latest model.

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FeatureRIP Macbook, Zoom runs afoul of Apple & more on the AppleInsider Podcast

RIP Macbook, Zoom runs afoul of Apple & more on the AppleInsider Podcast

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor talk about the changes in the MacBook line, Victor explains what happens when you try and defeat Safari security, and William likes the TV App finally.

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Apple's Powerbeats Pro available for preorder in many more countries

Apple's Powerbeats Pro available for preorder in many more countries

Powerbeats Pro can now be preordered in more countries, including Japan, Spain, Norway, and several others, with an anticipated ship date of late July.

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Amazon at work on new Echo to tackle HomePod, other high-end smartspeakers

Amazon at work on new Echo to tackle HomePod, other high-end smartspeakers

Amazon is reportedly preparing a higher-end Echo to compete with the audio quality of smartspeakers like the Apple HomePod, Sonos One, and Google Home Max.

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FeatureThe best Thunderbolt 3 docks for Apple's 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro

The best Thunderbolt 3 docks for Apple's 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro

The inclusion of Thunderbolt 3 on the MacBook Pro and iMac has created an entire industry of docks and other accessories that take advantage of Thunderbolt 3's high bandwidth and power delivery capabilities, by providing more ports that can expand a Mac's connectivity. AppleInsider compares some of the best options on the market.

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Japan Display inks $738M bailout deal, including reported $100M from Apple

Japan Display inks $738M bailout deal, including reported $100M from Apple

Ailing LCD manufacturer Japan Display on Friday said a consortium led by China's Harvest Group has successfully raised the requisite funds to execute an 80 billion yen (about $738 million) bailout plan, $100 million of which is thought to come from Apple.

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Apple adds Lightning-to-Ethernet, audio Lightning-to-USB-C adapters to MFi program

Apple adds Lightning-to-Ethernet, audio Lightning-to-USB-C adapters to MFi program

Apple this week announced expansions to its MFi program, informing third-party manufacturers of standards authorizations for new adapters including LAN cables with support for Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology.

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Apple returns parental control app OurPact to App Store after February purge

Apple returns parental control app OurPact to App Store after February purge

Some five months after Apple struck parental control app OurPact from the App Store over user privacy concerns, the company reinstated the title this week without comment.

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