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Friday, October 04, 2019

Apple Arcade goes live in macOS Catalina GM ahead of public launch

Apple Arcade goes live in macOS Catalina GM ahead of public launch

Developers and public beta testers evaluating the macOS Catalina golden master now have access to Apple Arcade, Apple's cross-platform subscription gaming service that went live on iOS 13 in September.

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Jony Ive subject of new National Portrait Gallery commission

Jony Ive subject of new National Portrait Gallery commission

The National Portrait Gallery in London unveiled its latest commission on Friday, revealing a portrait of Apple CDO Jony Ive as captured by famed photographer Andreas Gursky.

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Apple launches service program for iPhone 6s, 6s Plus models with 'no power' issues

Apple launches service program for iPhone 6s, 6s Plus models with 'no power' issues

Apple on Friday opened a service program for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus models that exhibit issues powering on due to a failed component, the company announced.

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Developer of BlueMail sues Apple over 'Sign in with Apple,' App Store 'monopoly'

Developer of BlueMail sues Apple over 'Sign in with Apple,' App Store 'monopoly'

A developer of messaging products and software behind apps like Followapp and BlueMail on Friday filed a multi-pronged lawsuit against Apple, claiming the tech giant infringed on patented technology with "Sign in with Apple" and subsequently used its alleged monopoly over the App Store to suppress BlueMail's consumer reach.

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Apple countersuing to knock out iPhone keyboard patent claim

Apple countersuing to knock out iPhone keyboard patent claim

Apple has filed a lawsuit to force the courts to declare that it isn't violating a patent that is being used against it in another lawsuit, seemingly related to the touchscreen keyboard on an iPhone or iPad.

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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.

Apple ceases signing iOS 13.1.1 and older versions following release of iOS 13.1.2

Apple ceases signing iOS 13.1.1 and older versions following release of iOS 13.1.2

Apple on Friday ceased signing of code older than iOS 13.1.1 in relatively short order following this week's release of iOS 13.1.2, an update designed to patch a handful of iPhone-related issues.

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Consumer Reports puts iPhone 11 Pro Max at top of smartphone rankings

Consumer Reports puts iPhone 11 Pro Max at top of smartphone rankings

Consumer Reports has rated the iPhone 11 Pro Max at the top of their smartphone list, citing improved battery life and camera quality as favored factors.

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Spotify asked for more information about Apple in antitrust investigation

Spotify asked for more information about Apple in antitrust investigation

The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee has asked Spotify to provide information on Apple's alleged anti-competitive behavior, and specifically how it pertains to Spotify's business.

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Apple Watch Series 4 is $130 off at Amazon right now

Apple Watch Series 4 is $130 off at Amazon right now

Amazon has issued a fresh price drop on the Apple Watch Series 4, delivering the lowest price seen to date on the 44mm GPS + Cellular model (now just $399).

CalDigit USB-C Pro Dock cuts confusion with expanded compatibility

CalDigit USB-C Pro Dock cuts confusion with expanded compatibility

The new CalDigit USB-C Pro Dock offers maximum compatibility with both Thunderbolt 3 and the various flavors of USB-C, making it a good choice for Mac and iPad Pro users.

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Amazon Prime Video app wasn't available on iOS, tvOS app stores on Friday

Amazon Prime Video app wasn't available on iOS, tvOS app stores on Friday

On Friday, the Amazon Prime Video app was not searchable in the iOS and tvOS app stores for several hours, in what now appears to be a technical issue.

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VideoHands on with 70 of our favorite cases for iPhone 11 Pro Max

Hands on with 70 of our favorite cases for iPhone 11 Pro Max

The new iPhones may be durable, but there are still many reasons to pick up a case. Be it fashion, function, or protection, cases come in all different shapes and styles. We've compiled around 70 of our favorites for the new iPhone 11 Pro Max.

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Nobody in America cares about pixel loss caused by iPhone notch, says judge

Nobody in America cares about pixel loss caused by iPhone notch, says judge

A California federal judge has declared that "there doesn't seem to be anyone in America" who cares about the iPhone pixel count being down because of rounded edges and the notch.

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Apple readying 96W USB-C power adapter for 16-inch MacBook Pro

Apple readying 96W USB-C power adapter for 16-inch MacBook Pro

A reliable source is saying that Apple is on the cusp of releasing a 96W power adapter, and since no currently shipping Apple product needs that much power, it is likely for the rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro.

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EditorialEditorial: A year later, Bloomberg silently stands by its 'Big Hack' iCloud spy chip story

Editorial: A year later, Bloomberg silently stands by its 'Big Hack' iCloud spy chip story

Bloomberg Businessweek's claims of Chinese spy chips hidden in Apple and Amazon servers has been refuted, debunked, and ridiculed. You just wouldn't know that from what Bloomberg has said or, most recently, done.

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FeatureAre AirPods challenged by Surface Buds & will the iPhone SE return on the AppleInsider Podcast

Are AirPods challenged by Surface Buds & will the iPhone SE return on the AppleInsider Podcast

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William hear that the iPhone SE will come back, and wonder whether these Microsoft Surface Buds have something Apple's missing out on.

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Apple increases orders for iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro

Apple increases orders for iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro

Apple has reportedly increased the production of the iPhone 11 range by 8 million units year-over-year after heightened demand, according to sources familiar with the situation.

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Thursday, October 03, 2019

Insurer John Hancock expands 'Vitality' program to include Apple Watch Series 5

Insurer John Hancock expands 'Vitality' program to include Apple Watch Series 5

Insurance provider John Hancock extended its Vitality life insurance program, which incentivizes healthy lifestyles by allowing customers to "earn" an Apple Watch, to include Apple Watch Series 5, the company said on Thursday.

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Apple releases new teaser trailer for Apple TV+ show 'Servant'

Apple releases new teaser trailer for Apple TV+ show 'Servant'

Apple on Thursday released a third teaser trailer for the upcoming Apple TV+ original miniseries "Servant," an M. Night Shyamalan-produced thriller set to debut in late November.

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These are the best iPad deals this October

These are the best iPad deals this October

With holiday travel fast approaching and college students knee deep in the fall semester, Apple's portable iPad is a versatile solution — lightweight enough to toss into a backpack, while still powerful enough for taking notes when seconds count. We've rounded up the best iPad deals going on now, with savings of up to $410 off.

Apple's Cook continues European tour, discusses journalism, climate change, more in Italy

Apple's Cook continues European tour, discusses journalism, climate change, more in Italy

Apple CEO Tim Cook continued his European tour on Thursday with a visit to Italy's Osservatorio Permanente Giovani-Editori, where he discussed a range of topics including climate change, "fake news," human rights and more in front of a crowd of budding journalists, teachers and students.

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Apple acquires motion capture firm IKinema [u]

Apple acquires motion capture firm IKinema [u]

An unsubstantiated report on Thursday claims Apple has acquired UK-based firm IKinema, a specialist in real-time procedural animation and supporting technologies.

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Russian man sues Apple for 'turning him gay' after cryptocurrency mixup

Russian man sues Apple for 'turning him gay' after cryptocurrency mixup

Apple is in the crosshairs of a Russian lawsuit claiming allegedly lax App Store policies "pushed" an iPhone owner toward homosexuality, a situation that caused "moral and mental harm" to a citizen of a country rife with homophobia.

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Apple calls on developers to submit apps ahead of macOS Catalina release

Apple calls on developers to submit apps ahead of macOS Catalina release

On the heels of the release of a golden master version of macOS Catalina on Thursday, Apple asked developers to submit Mac apps to the App Store for review prior to the operating system's public launch in October.

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FeatureThe best of Apple Arcade: five games that you need to try out

The best of Apple Arcade: five games that you need to try out

Apple Arcade has brought a refreshing new model to mobile gaming and has already produced a ton of worthwhile games to check out. Here's some of our early favorites you may want to check out.

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Apple production 'The Banker' to close AFI Fest in November

Apple production 'The Banker' to close AFI Fest in November

"The Banker", starring Samuel L. Jackson and Anthony Mackie, is set to close out Hollywood's American Film Institute Festival on November 21.

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EditorialEditorial: Are Apple's incremental iOS 13 & macOS Catalina updates enough?

Editorial: Are Apple's incremental iOS 13 & macOS Catalina updates enough?

This year, iOS 13 and the new macOS Catalina introduce a variety of new features and apps for users, few of which could be described as radically "revolutionary." Is Apple's innovation factory in trouble?

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Apple releases Catalina 10.15 GM seed to developers for testing

Apple releases Catalina 10.15 GM seed to developers for testing

Apple has released what is likely the release candidate of macOS Catalina to beta testers, in a final push to eradicate launch bugs.

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Apple's iOS 13.1 caps certain iPhone Qi chargers to 5W

Apple's iOS 13.1 caps certain iPhone Qi chargers to 5W

The latest release of iOS 13 has introduced a new limitation to assorted wireless Qi chargers that sees them capped to 5W instead of their specified 7.5W.

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EditorialEditorial: Microsoft has learned some lessons from Apple, and that benefits us all

Editorial: Microsoft has learned some lessons from Apple, and that benefits us all

At an event on Wednesday, Microsoft debuted a lot of hardware, some of it surprising, and some of it not. But, instead of embracing the standard, Microsoft is starting to do more with controlling the hardware from top to bottom — a trick it learned from Apple.

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Adobe Announces Photoshop and Premiere Elements 2020

Adobe Announces Photoshop and Premiere Elements 2020

Adobe has announced its updated line of beginner-friendly software, Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 and Adobe Premiere Elements 2020.

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'iPhone SE 2' not dead, but won't be the same size as the original says Ming-Chi Kuo

'iPhone SE 2' not dead, but won't be the same size as the original says Ming-Chi Kuo

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that the iPhone SE 2 is imminent and will launch in the spring, much like the original iPhone SE did — but it may not be exactly what fans are looking for.

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Apple researching stretchable fabric activity band for Apple Watch

Apple researching stretchable fabric activity band for Apple Watch

Apple is continuing to research how it can measure the health of a wearer non-invasively and conveniently, and continues to assess the utility of the Apple Watch band as a location for medical sensors.

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Apple removes 'not legal' Hong Kong police monitoring app

Apple removes 'not legal' Hong Kong police monitoring app

Apple has removed the HKmap Live from the App Store over legality concerns, but it is unclear if this was a decision made solely by Apple or one forced by the Chinese government.

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Apple has reportedly selected the location of its first retail store in India

Apple has reportedly selected the location of its first retail store in India

According to real estate sources, Apple has picked a 25,000 square foot location for its first retail store in India.

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AirPods with biometric sensors need to be accurate - and Apple is working on that

AirPods with biometric sensors need to be accurate - and Apple is working on that

Apple is continuing work on the use of biometric sensors within a future model of AirPods, with the latest being sensors to monitor blood flow volume changes with the use of orientation detection to insure accurate results.

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Apple's Swift being taught across Europe in EU Code Week

Apple's Swift being taught across Europe in EU Code Week

The European Union's annual Code Week is working with Apple's Swift language and Everyone Can Code initiative to introduce programming to teachers and students of all ages and abilities.

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Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Mario Kart Tour notches estimated 90M downloads in first week of availability

Mario Kart Tour notches estimated 90M downloads in first week of availability

"Mario Kart Tour" clocked an estimated 90 million downloads in the week following its debut, according to a report released Wednesday, making the racing game Nintendo's fastest moving mobile launch ever.

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