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Friday, November 01, 2019

Mario Kart Tour multiplayer testing to commence on iOS in December

Mario Kart Tour multiplayer testing to commence on iOS in December

Nintendo plans to begin beta testing multiplayer gameplay for its recently released Mario Kart Tour in December, adding a keystone feature many believe is crucial to the game's success.

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Apple promotes four executives to vice president, rehires iPhone marketing executive

Apple promotes four executives to vice president, rehires iPhone marketing executive

Apple in recent weeks enlarged the ranks of its vice president pool, promoting a handful of senior directors and rehiring a former iPhone marketing executive who previously worked at Google and Dolby Laboratories.

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Ex-Apple executive formerly in charge of 5G modem project joins wireless tech startup

Ex-Apple executive formerly in charge of 5G modem project joins wireless tech startup

Former Apple executive Ruben Caballero, who previously led Apple's 5G modem initiative, has landed at startup Keyssa Inc., where he will act as the company's chief wireless strategist.

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'The Morning Show' director calls reports of $300M budget 'way overblown,' talks #MeToo tie in

'The Morning Show' director calls reports of $300M budget 'way overblown,' talks #MeToo tie in

Mimi Leder, an executive producer and director of Apple TV+ original "The Morning Show," on Thursday responded to reports that the series will cost Apple some $300 million over two seasons, calling the figure "way overblown."

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ExclusiveHoliday deals: Save $150 to $438 on every Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro

Holiday deals: Save $150 to $438 on every Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro

Extended by popular demand! Apple authorized resellers have extended record-breaking discounts on Apple's brand-new 16-inch MacBook Pro for the holidays, delivering cash savings of up to $438 off every model, including loaded Core i9 systems, via instant rebates and exclusive coupons. Find out how to save hundreds of dollars and grab the lowest prices on the ultimate Apple gift for family and friends.

ReviewReview: The new CalDigit Tuff Nano is a tiny beast of an SSD

Review: The new CalDigit Tuff Nano is a tiny beast of an SSD

Accessory maker CalDigit is out with their latest — and smallest — storage option yet. The Tuff Nano is a rugged, portable SSD that fits a variety of applications.

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VideoTips, tricks, and customizations for your new AirPods Pro

Tips, tricks, and customizations for your new AirPods Pro

Here's how to get the most out of your new AirPods Pro with AppleInsider's extensive list of tips, tricks, and customizations.

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Mac Pro to ship with silver and black keyboard, Magic Trackpad

Mac Pro to ship with silver and black keyboard, Magic Trackpad

In a move reminiscent of the iMac Pro, owners of the new Mac Pro will be able to use a new color option of accessories with the workstation, with new images pulled from macOS revealing the peripherals.

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Apple is world's largest PC vendor with $47B in iPad & Mac revenue

Apple is world's largest PC vendor with $47B in iPad & Mac revenue

Record sales of Macs for the year helped close out the company's Fiscal 2019 with a total of $47 billion of non-iPhone computers, easily making Apple the largest PC maker globally by revenues in the quarter and across the last four.

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New Apple TV+ 'Servant' trailers released, series debut Nov. 28

New Apple TV+ 'Servant' trailers released, series debut Nov. 28

Apple has released two new "Servant" teasers ahead of the series premiere in late November.

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TipsHere's how to play ambient sounds on your HomePod

Here's how to play ambient sounds on your HomePod

One of the features that Apple added to the HomePod with the 13.2.1 update is the ability to play ambient sounds. Here's how to get them to play until you tell them to stop, or on a timer.

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FeatureApple's record $64B quarter is more than 34 countries combined will earn this year

Apple's record $64B quarter is more than 34 countries combined will earn this year

Apple hit yet another record for the September quarter results with $64 billion in revenue. Here's how that compares to previous quarters, earlier years, and how much money some countries and US states generate.

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EditorialEditorial: Apple Pay passes PayPal, tramples Google Pay & Samsung Pay

Editorial: Apple Pay passes PayPal, tramples Google Pay & Samsung Pay

Apple Pay transactions reached above three billion in the September quarter, enough to surpass PayPal. Apple Pay growth is also leaving behind far less popular Android NFC payment alternatives promoted by Google and Samsung.

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Wall Street reacts to Apple's strong Services and Wearables growth [u]

Wall Street reacts to Apple's strong Services and Wearables growth [u]

Analysts have passed comment on Apple's record fourth quarter results for the fiscal year 2019, with investor expectations and analyst estimates being beaten in a variety of ways, though the lower iPhone revenue is suggested to be an indicator of challenging December quarter results.

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AirPods Pro use custom silicone ear-tip, basically non-repairable

AirPods Pro use custom silicone ear-tip, basically non-repairable

As it does with every Apple product launch, iFixit has completed its tear-down of the AirPods Pro, and have found that it is still essentially not user repairable at all.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

New 'AirTag' screenshots reveal tweaked Find My app layout

New 'AirTag' screenshots reveal tweaked Find My app layout

Apple appears to be continuing work on Find My integration of its rumored "AirTag" trackers, according to a pair of newly leaked screenshots, suggesting the Tile-like device is nearing an official launch.

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Tim Cook sees AirPods Pro as a complement to AirPods, not a replacement

Tim Cook sees AirPods Pro as a complement to AirPods, not a replacement

During Apple's fourth quarter earnings call on Wednesday, CEO Tim Cook spoke on the recent launch of AirPods Pro and its position in the lineup, deemphasizing the device as a must-have upgrade.

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Apple sees 'lots of positives' and significant profits in China

Apple sees 'lots of positives' and significant profits in China

Following previous declines in Apple's revenues in Greater China, CEO Tim Cook says the company has taken several successful steps to turn that around in the company's fourth quarter of 2019.

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Apple issues iOS 13.2.1 update for HomePod following bricking problems

Apple issues iOS 13.2.1 update for HomePod following bricking problems

After pulling iOS 13.2 for HomePod due to reports that the software was bricking devices, Apple on Wednesday released a tweaked version of the firmware to rectify the apparent issues and enable new features like audio handoff and multi-user support.

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Nancy Paxton, voice of Apple earnings calls, to retire after 33 years at Apple

Nancy Paxton, voice of Apple earnings calls, to retire after 33 years at Apple

Though investors may not know her by name, and the public at large is almost assuredly unaware of her existence, Apple's head of Investor Relations Nancy Paxton has been the face — or more accurately voice — of the company's earnings conference calls for 23 years. On Wednesday, she announced her retirement.

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US Census Bureau turns to Apple devices to improve accuracy, reduce costs

US Census Bureau turns to Apple devices to improve accuracy, reduce costs

The U.S. Census Bureau is to use 'hundreds of thousands' of Apple iOS devices in next year's census, the tech giant said on Wednesday.

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New Apple Card feature offers users no-interest iPhone installment plan

New Apple Card feature offers users no-interest iPhone installment plan

Apple continues to incentivize customers to use its new Apple Card, and on Tuesday announced an upcoming feature that will grant users the option to buy an iPhone on a no-fee, interest-free installment plan.

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Apple services achieved all-time high of $12.5B in Q4

Apple services achieved all-time high of $12.5B in Q4

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday revealed the company's earnings from its Services segment, which includes Apple Music and iCloud, were up 18% in the fourth quarter and have set new records around the globe.

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New cardiologist hire shows Apple focusing further on heart health

New cardiologist hire shows Apple focusing further on heart health

Apple has added a second high-profile cardiologist to its expanding team of health specialists, showing that the company continues to focus on heart health advancements following last year's release of an ECG in Apple Watch.

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FeatureNotes of interest from Apple's Q4 2019 earnings report and conference call

Notes of interest from Apple's Q4 2019 earnings report and conference call

Following the publication of its final fiscal quarter of 2019 results, encompassing July through September, Apple provided additional detail surrounding the particulars of the report during an hour-long conference call.

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Apple earns record $64B in fourth quarter as services soar to $12.5B

Apple earns record $64B in fourth quarter as services soar to $12.5B

Apple's revenue for the fourth quarter of the fiscal year 2019 hit $64 billion, the company revealed on Tuesday, with earnings-per-share of $3.03, making it the biggest iPhone release quarter yet.

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Borderlands 3 now available in the Epic Store for macOS

Borderlands 3 now available in the Epic Store for macOS

Borderlands 3 has finally made its way to the Mac, giving players a chance to tear it up in this popular shooter-looter.

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VideoBreaking down Apple's AirPods Pro: 8 features that set them apart

Breaking down Apple's AirPods Pro: 8 features that set them apart

After a release on Monday, Apple's AirPods Pro are available for purchase at retail now. There are some features that set them apart from Apple's previous offerings and we take a look at all of them.

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macOS 10.15.1 suggests 16-inch MacBook Pro has discrete Touch ID

macOS 10.15.1 suggests 16-inch MacBook Pro has discrete Touch ID

An image pulled from Tuesday's macOS 10.15.1 release shows a new MacBook Pro with a discrete Touch ID sensor, suggesting that Apple is keeping the butterfly keyboard for its rumored 16-inch refresh.

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FeatureHow can Apple already renew Apple TV+ shows, before they've aired?

How can Apple already renew Apple TV+ shows, before they've aired?

It sounds nonsensical, but there are key, practical reasons why renewing a television or streaming series before it's even been aired is necessary. AppleInsider delves into the reasons.

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Apple uploads 'See' first-look featurette to YouTube

Apple uploads 'See' first-look featurette to YouTube

Fans looking to get a sneak peek at Apple's upcoming Apple TV+ series "See" can head to YouTube to learn more.

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Save 25% on Mophie, ZAGG accessories for your iPhone, iPad, AirPods

Save 25% on Mophie, ZAGG accessories for your iPhone, iPad, AirPods

To celebrate Halloween, ZAGG is knocking 25% off up to three items from its umbrella of brands, including Mophie, InvisibleShield and iFrogz. Save on the new Mophie Juice Pack Access battery case for Apple's iPhone 11, screen protectors for Apple Watches, Qi chargers, iPad keyboards and more.

FeatureHere are the vehicles and receivers with Apple CarPlay announced in 2018 & 2019

Here are the vehicles and receivers with Apple CarPlay announced in 2018 & 2019

Once an expensive niche option — and still that way in some cases — CarPlay is becoming increasingly common on new cars, trucks, and SUVs, as well as aftermarket receivers. Here's a roundup of the intros in 2018 and 2019. Updated on October 30 with news of Ford's new SYNC 4 system.

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Apple gets FCC approval for Mac Pro, release imminent

Apple gets FCC approval for Mac Pro, release imminent

On Wednesday morning, Apple was granted FCC approval for the forthcoming Mac Pro, with historical precedent suggesting strongly that preorders for the unit will start very soon.

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AirPods Pro now available in Apple Stores worldwide

AirPods Pro now available in Apple Stores worldwide

Apple's new noise-cancelling AirPods Pro have gone on sale in Apple Stores across the globe.

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Apple gearing up to sell 80 million 5G iPhones in 2020

Apple gearing up to sell 80 million 5G iPhones in 2020

Apple has reportedly set lofty sales goals for the 2020 iPhone launch, and the company's market power could spur more and faster 5G rollouts.

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AirPods Pro come with higher repair costs that make AppleCare+ appealing

AirPods Pro come with higher repair costs that make AppleCare+ appealing

Alongside the higher purchase price for the new Apple AirPods Pro, the costs of repairing damaged or replacing lost ones is greater.

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EditorialEditorial: Following Fold fiasco, Samsung fields a flexible flip-phone

Editorial: Following Fold fiasco, Samsung fields a flexible flip-phone

At its annual Samsung Developer Conference, Google's leading Android licensee is working hard to be taken seriously as a software platform vendor on its own, highlighting Bixby, SmartThings, a closer copying of Apple's iOS appearance, and new plans to license Tizen OS to other TV makers. Yet most of its attention is centered on a few seconds of a video depicting the concept of a flip-phone.

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FeatureWhat to expect from Apple's Q4 2019 earnings report on October 30

What to expect from Apple's Q4 2019 earnings report on October 30

Apple's September-quarter financial results will be announced by the company on Wednesday, with both the fiscal performance and the initial sales of the iPhone 11 expected to be the main topics of conversation by industry commentators. Here's what analysts observing the company expect Apple will reveal during the conference call and the all-important filing.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019