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Friday, August 09, 2019

Rumor: iPad Pro with triple-lens camera, iPad with dual-lens shooter to launch in October

Rumor: iPad Pro with triple-lens camera, iPad with dual-lens shooter to launch in October

An unconfirmed rumor out of China this week claims Apple plans to debut new iPad Pro and iPad variants in October, both of which will move from single-lens rear cameras to multi-sensor arrays.

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VideoAdding an ultra wide angle lens to the iPhone XS with Moment

Adding an ultra wide angle lens to the iPhone XS with Moment

Last week we added a 2x zoom to the iPhone XR using Moment. Today we're taking a look at another lens from Moment, an ultra wide angle version that works for both the iPhone XS and iPhone XR.

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Apple has multiple options to lower potential import tariff impact

Apple has multiple options to lower potential import tariff impact

Apple will take multiple steps to mitigate the incoming 10% tariff on Chinese imports to the United States, Morgan Stanley believes, with the iPhone producer using non-Chinese assembly and supply lines for US-bound smartphones as a workaround that has been 16 months in the making.

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Apple researcher Andrew Trister leaves for Gates Foundation

Apple researcher Andrew Trister leaves for Gates Foundation

Dr. Andrew Trister, a prominent Apple Health researcher, has left Apple to take on a the role of deputy director of health innovation at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Sony debuts CarPlay-compatible infotainment unit with 8.95-inch screen

Sony debuts CarPlay-compatible infotainment unit with 8.95-inch screen

Sony has launched a range new in-car entertainment systems, headed up by the XAV-AX8000 sporting a giant 8.95-inch display and compatibility with Apple's CarPlay, along with other more compact models that include Siri Eyes Free support.

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Today's best Apple deals see latest Macs drop to $699 and up

Today's best Apple deals see latest Macs drop to $699 and up

Apple Authorized Resellers continue to slash prices on Apple's latest products, with the current Mac mini falling to $699 and 2019 MacBook Pros up to $450 off. These Apple deals are subject to change at any time, with some of the record-breaking discounts ending today.

Goldman Sachs may accept 'subprime' Apple Card applications

Goldman Sachs may accept 'subprime' Apple Card applications

Apple Card is apparently being offered to more than just people with great credit scores, with Goldman Sachs allegedly approving applicants for the co-branded credit card with poor credit scores, in what could be a move to acquire as many customers as quickly as possible.

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FeatureShooting movies on an iPhone, Apple TV+ & Apple Health questions on the AppleInsider Podcast

Shooting movies on an iPhone, Apple TV+ & Apple Health questions on the AppleInsider Podcast

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, questions about Apple Health, plus Neill Barham of Filmic Pro talks about the app that Steven Soderbergh used to shoot the movie "Unsane."

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Here are the best Apple Watch deals for August 2019

Here are the best Apple Watch deals for August 2019

Summer may be winding down, but these Apple Watch deals are heating up as we make our way through August. Here's where to grab the lowest prices on Apple Watch Series 4 and Series 3 devices, with prices starting at just $199.

Apple asks court to reconsider denial of $439M VirnetX lawsuit rehearing

Apple asks court to reconsider denial of $439M VirnetX lawsuit rehearing

Apple has asked the Federal U.S. Court of Appeals to hold another hearing for its case against VirnetX, insisting last week's failed attempt to get an en banc hearing should have been allowed due to the same court invalidating some of VirnetX's patent claims just minutes beforehand.

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Apple updates USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter with HDMI 2.0 support

Apple updates USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter with HDMI 2.0 support

Apple this week started sales of an updated version of its USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter, delivering HDMI 2.0 support for 60Hz refresh rates at high resolutions, HDR output and more.

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Thursday, August 08, 2019

Facebook dangles big money to lure news outlets into new service

Facebook dangles big money to lure news outlets into new service

Social media giant Facebook is reportedly offering major publications millions of dollars to secure content for a news section it aims to debut later this year, a move that could put pressure on subscription services like Apple News+.

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Apple to sell new Mophie multi-device wireless chargers [u]

Apple to sell new Mophie multi-device wireless chargers [u]

Apple appears set to start sales of two new multi-device Qi wireless chargers from Mophie in its retail and online stores.

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Apple adds more drivers to autonomous car project

Apple adds more drivers to autonomous car project

Apple is expanding efforts to forward its self-driving car project, and according to government documents has added 33 drivers to test its fleet of 69 autonomous vehicles over the past three months.

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Back to school Apple deals heat up at B&H Photo

Back to school Apple deals heat up at B&H Photo

As college students head to campus and high schoolers prepare for the fall semester, Apple Authorized Reseller B&H Photo is slashing prices on Apple products, including fresh price drops on iMacs, MacBook Pros and Mac mini devices. All with free expedited shipping and special financing incentives.

Tim Cook invites Coast Guard Admiral Karl Shultz to Apple Park

Tim Cook invites Coast Guard Admiral Karl Shultz to Apple Park

Apple CEO Tim Cook met with U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Karl Schultz at Apple Park on Thursday, where the two discussed a range of topics including similarities in their seemingly disparate jobs.

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Face ID attention detection security defeated with glasses and tape

Face ID attention detection security defeated with glasses and tape

Security researchers were able to bypass Face ID's "liveness" detection on the iPhone and iPad Pro with everyday items, defeating what is considered the industry's most advanced biometric security system using little more than a pair of glasses with tape affixed to the lenses.

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Apple's expanded bug bounty program covers all operating systems, payouts up to $1M, special iPhones, more

Apple's expanded bug bounty program covers all operating systems, payouts up to $1M, special iPhones, more

Apple is opening its bug bounty program to cover all of its operating systems, with the company expanding and improving the scheme to pay researchers for finding bugs in macOS, watchOS, tvOS, iPadOS, and iCloud, along with the current payouts for iOS issues. Also new are special iPhones that will help select researchers surface vulnerabilities.

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VideoReview: Symfonisk AirPlay 2 Bookshelf Speaker — Ikea Price, Sonos Sound

Review: Symfonisk AirPlay 2 Bookshelf Speaker — Ikea Price, Sonos Sound

Ikea teamed with Sonos, and the pairing has produced the $99 Symfonisk Bookshelf Wi-Fi speaker with AirPlay 2. How does it compare to pricier speaker alternatives.

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Global notebook shipments up with Apple showing biggest growth

Global notebook shipments up with Apple showing biggest growth

Apple's MacBooks have seen a considerable growth in global shipments in the second quarter over the same period in 2018, with TrendForce figures indicating the product line shipped 19.8% more units year-on-year, the highest among the other top notebook vendors.

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'Apple Music for Artists' analytics tool exits beta, available for all musicians

'Apple Music for Artists' analytics tool exits beta, available for all musicians

Apple has given all musicians a way to examine the listening habits of their fans, with 'Apple Music for Artists' exiting an extended beta test program on Thursday.

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Fifth public beta of iOS 13, iPadOS 13, tvOS 13 now available

Fifth public beta of iOS 13, iPadOS 13, tvOS 13 now available

A day after the most recent developer beta of tvOS 13, iOS 13, and iPadOS 13, Apple has made the same build available for public beta testers.

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Philips WiZ Connected Wi-Fi smart bulbs support Siri Shortcuts

Philips WiZ Connected Wi-Fi smart bulbs support Siri Shortcuts

Philips has launched a new set of smart light bulbs under Signify's WiZ Connected ecosystem, one that works differently from the manufacturer's existing Hue range in that they connect directly with Wi-Fi, eliminating the need for an intermediary hub.

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Smart speaker market growing steadily but dominated by sub-$50 models

Smart speaker market growing steadily but dominated by sub-$50 models

A new report by CIRP shows that price seems to be the driving factor behind smart speaker adoption and market growth, with over 50 percent of the market belonging to entry-level Amazon Echo and Google Dot and Mini devices.

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Barclays pessimistic on AAPL, predicting imminent Services slowdown

Barclays pessimistic on AAPL, predicting imminent Services slowdown

Barclays has started to cover Apple's stock once again, handled by a new managing director at the investment bank, but the initial view of the iPhone maker is dreary, landing it with a price target of $192 and an 'Equal Weight rating" based on 5G iPhone and Services pessimism.

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Samsung removes ads mocking Apple after removing headphone jack

Samsung removes ads mocking Apple after removing headphone jack

The newly announced Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is missing a 3.5mm headphone jack in favor of a single USB-C port, and it used to mock Apple in advertising for removing it. Now, Samsung is trying to revise history by deleting the ads in question.

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Apple Card opened up to more users ahead of official launch

Apple Card opened up to more users ahead of official launch

Apple has increased the number of people who can sign up for Apple Card ahead of its official launch, with more iPhone users now able to apply for the credit card from their devices.

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iOS 12 now installed on 88 percent of compatible devices

iOS 12 now installed on 88 percent of compatible devices

Updated adoption statistics released by Apple show that iOS 12 adoption rates have reached 88 percent on compatible devices, a month before iOS 13 is set to release.

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Ultrasonic touch detection could help iPhone screens work better in the rain

Ultrasonic touch detection could help iPhone screens work better in the rain

A future version of the iPhone could work better in the rain or the bath by detecting only touches of the display by the user, with Apple coming up with a way to tell the difference between finger tips and raindrops using ultrasonic acoustic sensing.

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EditorialEditorial: Why does Apple have a monopoly on responsive corporate values?

Editorial: Why does Apple have a monopoly on responsive corporate values?

Apple pioneered the concept of making its products accessible to users with disabilities back in the 1980s. It has made environmentally sound manufacturing and supplier responsibility a key aspect of its global operations. It has taken a public stand for inclusion and diversity and has made privacy and security primary features of its products. Why haven't other tech giants offered more than a meek "me too" in these areas?

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Apple facing antitrust examination in Russia

Apple facing antitrust examination in Russia

Russia has joined the list of countries taking a look at alleged antitrust law violations by Apple, this time, over removal of parental monitoring applications from the App Store.

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Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Apple Music beta for Android tests Dark Mode and time-synced lyrics

Apple Music beta for Android tests Dark Mode and time-synced lyrics

Apple Music subscribers with Android devices will soon gain access Dark Mode and time-synced lyrics, two new features slated to debut in the iOS version of the app this fall.

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New 'Service' battery message in iOS pushes consumers toward official replacement

New 'Service' battery message in iOS pushes consumers toward official replacement

When installing a third-party battery, or a genuine replacement, outside of Apple's authorized repair network, the latest version of iOS displays a new "Service" battery message in the Settings menu that suggests the cell has an undiagnosed problem, disallowing users from accessing Battery Health information.

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Samsung's ARM-based Galaxy Book S lasts 23 hours, features touchscreen and LTE connectivity

Samsung's ARM-based Galaxy Book S lasts 23 hours, features touchscreen and LTE connectivity

Samsung at its Unpacked event on Wednesday unveiled the Galaxy Book S, an addition to the company's Galaxy Book line that features an ARM-based Qualcomm Snapdragon processor for longer battery life.

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Apple, Eli Lilly study seeks to determine whether iPhone and Apple Watch can detect dementia

Apple, Eli Lilly study seeks to determine whether iPhone and Apple Watch can detect dementia

A research paper published this week reveals Apple and pharmaceutical titan Eli Lilly and Company are working together to determine whether consumer devices like iPhone and Apple Watch can manage Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

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At Samsung Unpacked, CEO Satya Nadella escalates Microsoft partnership

At Samsung Unpacked, CEO Satya Nadella escalates Microsoft partnership

Samsung's "special guest" as teased by CEO DJ Koh was none other than Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, talking up an expansion of the long-running Samsung and Microsoft collaboration.

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VideoEverything new in iOS 13 beta 6

Everything new in iOS 13 beta 6

Developer beta 6 of iOS 13 has been released. Here are all the changes found this time around including tweaks to folders, Control Center, and more.

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First class action suit alleging damages from Siri recordings filed

First class action suit alleging damages from Siri recordings filed

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Apple in regards to Siri quality control program recordings, alleging that the filer who may or may not have been recorded has been damaged by Apple's doing so, and that Apple never disclosed that recordings may be retained.

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Samsung's new Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ arrive on Aug. 23

Samsung's new Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ arrive on Aug. 23

Samsung has announced the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ at their Unpacked event at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Here's what Samsung's newest smartphone is bringing to the table and how much it's going to cost.

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