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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

VideoVideo: Everything you need to know about the new AirPods before you buy

Video: Everything you need to know about the new AirPods before you buy

Apple has finally refreshed the AirPods, and they come with a multitude of changes over the beloved first generation. AppleInsider breaks down everything you need to know before picking up a pair.

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Qualcomm out billions of dollars as Apple wins summary judgment in breach of contract lawsuit

Qualcomm out billions of dollars as Apple wins summary judgment in breach of contract lawsuit

In a determination delivered by a California federal court on Thursday, Qualcomm was found to have no grounds for the clawback of funds dispensed to Apple under an incentive payments agreement, nor relief of payments withheld, meaning the chipmaker is out billions of dollars.

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FeatureAll of the future TV shows that Apple has in development

All of the future TV shows that Apple has in development

Moving past Planet of the Apps and Carpool Karaoke, Apple is believed to be spending $1 billion or more on its first high-budget TV shows, which could hit screens as soon as April 2019. Here are the programs we know about so far, updated with new information about Apple's adaptation of best-selling novel "Pachinko."

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Chinese iPhone demand 'recovering' as supply chain stabilizes, analyst says

Chinese iPhone demand 'recovering' as supply chain stabilizes, analyst says

Chinese iPhone demand is "recovering" thanks to price cuts, Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty said on Thursday, conflicting with the views of some other analysts.

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'Privacy. That's iPhone' ad campaign launches, highlights Apple's stance on user protection

'Privacy. That's iPhone' ad campaign launches, highlights Apple's stance on user protection

The new Apple "Privacy. That's iPhone" ad campaign has debuted, reiterating the company's stance on user privacy and protections in hardware and software.

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Artists claim Apple pays in goods instead of cash for Today at Apple sessions

Artists claim Apple pays in goods instead of cash for Today at Apple sessions

Apple has come under fire for failing to pay artists taking part in the Apple Store's Today at Apple sessions in San Francisco, after it was discovered participants were offered a free Apple product instead of receiving an appearance fee from the retail outlet.

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Feature'Star Wars' set the stage for Apple's streaming video service two decades ago

'Star Wars' set the stage for Apple's streaming video service two decades ago

As we wait for Apple to announce its new streaming video service, AppleInsider takes a look back to when it was the company's QuickTime software that brought "Star Wars" to the web audience — and forever changed how we watched video online.

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ExclusiveHere's how to save $10 on Apple's new 2019 iPad Air and iPad mini 5 with no tax in 48 states

Here's how to save $10 on Apple's new 2019 iPad Air and iPad mini 5 with no tax in 48 states

Just in, Apple authorized reseller Adorama is knocking $10 off every 2019 iPad mini and iPad Air when you preorder the new devices. Plus, take advantage of no tax collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ. This exclusive coupon discount delivers the lowest prices anywhere on the brand-new tablets.

ReviewReview: Fibaro's HomeKit water sensor is a must as flood-season approaches

Review: Fibaro's HomeKit water sensor is a must as flood-season approaches

The Fibaro Flood Sensor is a great HomeKit-compatible way to monitor your home for leaking water, but Bluetooth connection may be too limited for some.

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Apple adds Vega-equipped 15-inch MacBook Pros to refurb store, but there may be better deals elsewhere

Apple adds Vega-equipped 15-inch MacBook Pros to refurb store, but there may be better deals elsewhere

Apple on Thursday brought 15-inch MacBook Pros with AMD's Radeon Pro Vega graphics to its refurb store, though you may be able find better discounts at third-party retailers.

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New limits on free Dropbox accounts are a problem if you have more than three devices

New limits on free Dropbox accounts are a problem if you have more than three devices

Dropbox has quietly started to apply limits to the number of devices that could be connected to a basic account to encourage upgrades to the paid version, with users of the free tier now only able to access the cloud storage service on a maximum of three devices.

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Apple's self-driving cars could automatically take pictures of points of interest for drivers

Apple's self-driving cars could automatically take pictures of points of interest for drivers

Apple is continuing to work on areas of car design and self-driving vehicle systems as part of "Project Titan," including how to improve a car's ability to detect its immediate surroundings using sensors, and to automatically determine nearby points of interest that other car systems need to know about.

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Apple's iCloud services suffer outage for some users [u: resolved]

Apple's iCloud services suffer outage for some users [u: resolved]

A number of Apple's cloud services are experiencing an outage, with the iPhone maker acknowledging the existence of issues affecting some users of News, Photos, Find My iPhone, and various key iCloud functions.

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Ikea delays HomeKit-compatible Smart Shades until later in 2019

Ikea delays HomeKit-compatible Smart Shades until later in 2019

Ikea on Thursday said that it's delaying both the U.S. and European launches of its Apple HomeKit-ready Smart Shades, anticipated for bringing that type of smarthome accessory within a realistic price point.

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Apple's control over the App Store now 'completely unsustainable,' says Spotify CEO

Apple's control over the App Store now 'completely unsustainable,' says Spotify CEO

Spotify founder Daniel Ek once more criticized App Store policies on Thursday at the International Conference on Competition in Berlin, arguing that Apple has stacked the deck in its favor unfairly.

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Apple's 30th WWDC will take place from June 3 to June 7

Apple's 30th WWDC will take place from June 3 to June 7

Apple announced on Thursday that it will host its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose from June 3 through June 7 at the McEnery Convention Center.

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Microsoft offers SDK to iOS developers enabling Xbox Live features on iPhone

Microsoft offers SDK to iOS developers enabling Xbox Live features on iPhone

Following on from Wednesday's demonstration of 'Project xCloud," Microsoft has announced it will be opening up Xbox Live to other platforms, including iOS, with developers able to take advantage of the gaming platform's major features in iPhone and iPad games.

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Spotify's call for different App Store treatment could help push Apple's revenue cut down

Spotify's call for different App Store treatment could help push Apple's revenue cut down

Actions by Spotify and regulatory bodies could put "more pressure" on the App Store, potentially even leading to Apple lowering its revenue take, Macquarie Research said on Thursday.

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VideoReview: Eve Flare is the portable HomeKit light you need for your smart home

Review: Eve Flare is the portable HomeKit light you need for your smart home

Eve Flare is a gorgeous, portable HomeKit smart light that you can take with you everywhere for soft, colorful illumination.

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EditorialEditorial: After disrupting iTunes, Spotify demands a free ride from Apple's App Store

Editorial: After disrupting iTunes, Spotify demands a free ride from Apple's App Store

Music streaming service Spotify has elevated its disputes with Apple into a full blown anti-trust complaint filed with the European Commission. But Spotify's public case, as detailed on its website, is misleading and covers up the basic reality that Spotify wants to do business at Apple's expense without paying for it.

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'American Gods' media group in talks with Apple for video content

'American Gods' media group in talks with Apple for video content

RTL Group, a media firm with shows like "American Gods" and "My Brilliant Friend" under its wing, is reportedly in talks with Apple about streaming video content.

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ReviewReview: Case-Mate Power Pad is a unique wireless charger that works in multiple orientations

Review: Case-Mate Power Pad is a unique wireless charger that works in multiple orientations

Case-Mate attempts a modular design with the Power Pad wireless charger, but ultimately misses the mark of a truly great wireless charger.

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Apple plots iPhone price hikes and reduced outlet numbers in India shakeup

Apple plots iPhone price hikes and reduced outlet numbers in India shakeup

Apple will stop selling the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in India, senior industry executives claim, as part of a strategy to reinforce the iPhone's premium image, a move that also aims to increase the price of iPhones sold in the market and to change where it is being sold to consumers.

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Apple's services revenue will double, adding $6 to earnings per share by 2021

Apple's services revenue will double, adding $6 to earnings per share by 2021

A multitude of factors support the idea of services, like a new streaming video platform, adding $6 to Apple's earnings per share by its 2021 fiscal year, Cowen analysts said in resuming coverage on Thursday.

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Face ID might be using vein-matching tech to differentiate between twins

Face ID might be using vein-matching tech to differentiate between twins

Apple may have a solution for false positives with identifying identical twins for Face ID in the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max, by taking into account where veins are located in the face.

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Apple suppliers reportedly primed for mass production of next-generation iPad and AirPods

Apple suppliers reportedly primed for mass production of next-generation iPad and AirPods

Reports out of Apple's Asian supply chain claim at least two parts makers are "gearing up" for mass production of next-generation iPad and AirPods models, devices expected to see release in the coming weeks.

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Facebook faces criminal investigation over data sharing deals

Facebook faces criminal investigation over data sharing deals

The federal government has initiated a criminal investigation into Facebook for its data dealings with some of the world's largest technology companies, adding to the company's woes as it clamors to mitigate fallout from recent revelations regarding potentially unscrupulous business practices.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

EditorialAnother F for Alphabet: after abandoning Android tablets last year, Google retreats from Chrome OS Pixel notebooks

Another F for Alphabet: after abandoning Android tablets last year, Google retreats from Chrome OS Pixel notebooks

After dumping support for its last remaining Android Pixel C tablet last spring, Google is starting off 2019 with another major retreat in its hardware lineup — including the cancellation of various concepts in development.

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Apple cites decision to use Intel modems in iPhone as 'real motivation' for Qualcomm patent suit

Apple cites decision to use Intel modems in iPhone as 'real motivation' for Qualcomm patent suit

Apple and Qualcomm on Thursday presented closing arguments in a patent infringement trial in San Diego, with Apple telling jurors that the complaint is less about patents than retribution for using Intel modems in iPhone.

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Apple confirms buyout of machine learning startup Laserlike

Apple confirms buyout of machine learning startup Laserlike

Apple on Wednesday confirmed its recent takeover of Laserlike, a Silicon Valley startup that applied machine learning to content discovery.

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ReviewReview: V-Moda V-Man is more than a simple headphone stand

Review: V-Moda V-Man is more than a simple headphone stand

The V-Man from V-Moda is a robust stainless steel sculpture that can hold headphones and other accessories while adding modern Italian style.

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Apple Music comes to Amazon's Fire TV streamers

Apple Music comes to Amazon's Fire TV streamers

People with one of Amazon's Fire TV streamers can now listen to Apple Music, much as they can on Echo speakers.

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VideoVideo quality showdown — Galaxy S10e versus iPhone XR

Video quality showdown — Galaxy S10e versus iPhone XR

AppleInsider tests the video recording aptitude of the new Samsung Galaxy S10e and the iPhone XR in a variety of environments from slow-motion to stability.

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Rumor says 10.2- & 10.5-inch iPads in the works, launching separately

Rumor says 10.2- & 10.5-inch iPads in the works, launching separately

Apple is not only working on 10.2- and 10.5-inch iPads, but planning to ship them at separate times, a reputable leaker claimed on Wednesday.

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China's BOE wants to break Samsung's control of iPhone OLED screens

China's BOE wants to break Samsung's control of iPhone OLED screens

A Chinese display maker, BOE, is reportedly stepping up production of touch-integrated OLED screens in a bid to win iPhone-related orders from Apple.

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iPhone takes arrow intended for owner in Australian attack

iPhone takes arrow intended for owner in Australian attack

The iPhone has likely saved another person's life through unconventional and expensive means, by protecting its owner from a flying arrow in an attack at his home in Australia on Wednesday.

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EditorialEditorial: Senator Warren's stance on big tech breakup is dangerous politics

Editorial: Senator Warren's stance on big tech breakup is dangerous politics

Running for President, Senator Warren proposes plans to break up big technology companies, that ignore real security concerns. You can't apply simplistic solutions to complex problems just because it's politically expedient, and you can't conveniently dance around Apple being included, then bring it in when you're forced to give a soundbite.

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ExclusiveAugust's HomeKit support for smart doorbells not coming anytime soon

August's HomeKit support for smart doorbells not coming anytime soon

Once promised, Apple HomeKit isn't coming to August's smart doorbells anytime soon. That includes the newly-announced View, representatives told AppleInsider at the SXSW festival in Austin, Tex.

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Microsoft offers preview of 'Project xCloud' service to stream Xbox games to iPhones and iPads

Microsoft offers preview of 'Project xCloud' service to stream Xbox games to iPhones and iPads

Microsoft has demonstrated 'Project xCloud,' an in-development cloud-based gaming service that streams gameplay to consumer devices including iPhones and iPads instead of being rendered locally, a service that is expected to enter public testing later this year.

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