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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Apple rumored to introduce MacBook with scissor switch keyboard in mid 2020

Apple rumored to introduce MacBook with scissor switch keyboard in mid 2020

Noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in a research note released on Tuesday presented a more definitive timeline of the company's MacBook plans, saying a new laptop model featuring a traditional scissor switch keyboard will debut in the middle of 2020.

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EU regulators query retailers over Apple Pay antitrust concerns

EU regulators query retailers over Apple Pay antitrust concerns

In a bid to determine whether Apple's mobile payments strategy runs afoul of European Union laws, antitrust regulators earlier this year asked participating retailers to fill out a questionnaire regarding Apple Pay terms and conditions, according to a report on Tuesday.

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HBO Max to take on Apple TV+ in May 2020 [u]

HBO Max to take on Apple TV+ in May 2020 [u]

An already competitive streaming video field will get even more crowded in mid 2020, as AT&T's WarnerMedia plans to debut its awaited HBO Max service in May for $14.99 a month, executives said on Tuesday.

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Sony to shutter PlayStation Vue live TV service in January

Sony to shutter PlayStation Vue live TV service in January

Sony plans to shut down its PlayStation Vue live television service on Jan. 30, 2020, the company said on Tuesday, ending a four-year attempt to disrupt the pay TV industry.

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Apple TV app reportedly lands on select Sony TVs ahead of Apple TV+ [u]

Apple TV app reportedly lands on select Sony TVs ahead of Apple TV+ [u]

A report claims that Sony began to roll out a software update containing the Apple TV app to a handful of smart television sets, enabling access to the upcoming Apple TV+ service — but Sony denies that this is the case.

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Corellium responds to Apple lawsuit with security research control claims

Corellium responds to Apple lawsuit with security research control claims

Software virtualization firm Corellium has answered a lawsuit from Apple complaining it infringed on copyrights covering iOS, iTunes, and other Apple assets by claiming Apple had previously supported the company in its security-minded efforts, and that the lawsuit itself is an attempt by Apple to control how security research is performed on its products.

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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.

Apple rolls out watchOS 6.1 update for Apple Watch Series 1 through Series 5 owners

Apple rolls out watchOS 6.1 update for Apple Watch Series 1 through Series 5 owners

Not only does watchOS 6.1 add compatibility with Apple's new AirPods Pro, but it can now be loaded on the Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2.

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macOS Catalina 10.15.1 is now available with opt-in Siri review, support for AirPods Pro

macOS Catalina 10.15.1 is now available with opt-in Siri review, support for AirPods Pro

An update to macOS Catalina has just been released, in time to support the use of Apple's new AirPods Pro with Macs.

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VideoApple should adopt these Pixel 4 features for iPhone 12

Apple should adopt these Pixel 4 features for iPhone 12

There are a lot of exciting features in the Google Pixel 4. Even if the entire Pixel 4 package is flawed, there are still features that it has, that we like so much that we hope Apple adopts them for the next generation iPhone.

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ExclusiveDeal alert: Free AppleCare with these 2019 MacBook Pro computers

Deal alert: Free AppleCare with these 2019 MacBook Pro computers

Just in, AppleInsider readers can exclusively nab free AppleCare with popular Mid 2019 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops. Select from a variety of upgraded models, including those with better graphics cards, additional storage or 8-core processors. Even Vega 20 options are included, with the free gift valued at up to $379.

Apple TV+ chiefs speak about the service's creation and future path

Apple TV+ chiefs speak about the service's creation and future path

Days before the launch of Apple TV+, Apple's chiefs of Worldwide Video Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht have revealed some of the work that went into building up the video streaming service from scratch, as well as hinting at the growth of the service beyond its opening year.

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Springy Apple Watch bands could expand to improve fit & user comfort

Springy Apple Watch bands could expand to improve fit & user comfort

The Apple Watch could include a system for automatically keeping the band tight around the wrist of the wearer in the future, one that could keep the band at a tension that is optimal for biometric readings while still maintaining user comfort.

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Future iPhone screen could simulate surface textures and temperatures for AR

Future iPhone screen could simulate surface textures and temperatures for AR

Touching a future iPhone or iPad display could provide a sensation of texture, with Apple coming up with a way to alter how a touch-enabled surface can be controlled to simulate the feel of different types of materials.

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If you updated your HomePod to 13.2, do not reset it or remove it from the Home app

If you updated your HomePod to 13.2, do not reset it or remove it from the Home app

Apple has withdrawn the HomePod 13.2 update. If you've had a successful update, you're fine — but do not reset the HomePod, nor remove it from the Home app, or you're going to have a problem that will require service.

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Three episodes of 'The Morning Show' coming to Apple TV+ on Nov. 1

Three episodes of 'The Morning Show' coming to Apple TV+ on Nov. 1

Following the world premiere of Apple TV+ exclusive "The Morning Show" in New York City on Monday, Apple announced the series' first three episodes will be available to stream when the service debuts this week.

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Spotify says subscriber growth now doubles Apple Music

Spotify says subscriber growth now doubles Apple Music

Streaming music giant Spotify reported positive earnings for the third quarter of 2019 on Monday, with the company stressing increased subscriber growth which supposedly doubles that of Apple Music on a monthly basis.

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TSMC and GlobalFoundries settle legal dispute, sign cross-licensing deal

TSMC and GlobalFoundries settle legal dispute, sign cross-licensing deal

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company and competitor GlobalFoundries on Monday inked an agreement to cross-license certain patents related to semiconductor technology, resolving a two-month-old multi-jurisdictional legal dispute that threatened the businesses of customers like TSMC partner Apple.

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Apple's iOS 13.2 release bricks HomePod for some users [u]

Apple's iOS 13.2 release bricks HomePod for some users [u]

HomePod owners beware. Apple's release of iOS 13.2 on Monday delivers long-awaited features to the company's smart speaker, but the software is rendering some units useless.

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FeatureAirPods versus AirPods Pro — Apple's wireless earbuds compared

AirPods versus AirPods Pro — Apple's wireless earbuds compared

Apple's just-launched AirPods Pro are certain to be a desirable audio accessory this holiday season, but how different is it from the existing second-generation AirPods? AppleInsider runs the numbers on both sets of wireless earphones.

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Apple Music, Beats 1, Radio down for some users globally [Fixed]

Apple Music, Beats 1, Radio down for some users globally [Fixed]

An outage on Monday afternoon is seeing a "small percentage" of users unable to access Apple Music, play the Beats 1 stream, or listen to radio stations on impacted devices.

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iOS 12.4.3 now available for some devices that can't upgrade to iOS 13

iOS 12.4.3 now available for some devices that can't upgrade to iOS 13

Apple has released an update of iOS for some older iPhone and iPad models that cannot be updated to iOS 13.2, with the legacy hardware now able to update to iOS 12.4.3.

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Retroactive brings Aperture, iPhoto, iTunes back in macOS Catalina

Retroactive brings Aperture, iPhoto, iTunes back in macOS Catalina

Aperture and iPhoto don't work in macOS 10.15 Catalina, and iTunes has been completely replaced. But, there is a solution with the Retroactive app.

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Apple's Tile-like tracking device named 'AirTag' in iOS 13.2

Apple's Tile-like tracking device named 'AirTag' in iOS 13.2

Code within the new iOS 13.2 release includes the name 'AirTag' for Apple's rumored tracking devices, which are expected to be locatable through the Find My app.

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References in iOS 13.2 further point to Smart Battery Cases for iPhone 11, Pro

References in iOS 13.2 further point to Smart Battery Cases for iPhone 11, Pro

After an initial identification in iOS 13.1, Apple's iOS 13.2 points to updated official battery cases coming soon for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max.

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VideoApple Watch Series 5 — Review, one month later

Apple Watch Series 5 — Review, one month later

It's been a month since Apple Watch Series 5 hit our wrists. So w're going to revisit our initial review after more than 30 days of daily use to see how the main features hold up — including that always-on display, the integrated compass, and — most crucially — battery life.

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Apple Month-end Blowout Sale: 12.9-inch iPad Pro $649; new MacBook Pro price cuts; $1399 iMac 5K

Apple Month-end Blowout Sale: 12.9-inch iPad Pro $649; new MacBook Pro price cuts; $1399 iMac 5K

Month-end Apple deals are in effect this last week in October, with 2018 iPad Pros starting at $649 and fresh coupon savings on current 15-inch MacBook Pros. Apple's upgraded $1,399 iMac 5K has also returned with limited supply available at the reduced price.

Apple releases 13.2 update for HomePods with music handoff, user identification [u]

Apple releases 13.2 update for HomePods with music handoff, user identification [u]

The HomePod 13.2 update included with iOS 13.2 adds the ability for HomePod to recognize different voices, play high-quality ambient soundtracks, and handoff music, podcasts or calls from iPhone.

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Apple rolls out tvOS 13.2 for Apple TV with Siri recording opt-in

Apple rolls out tvOS 13.2 for Apple TV with Siri recording opt-in

After a weeks-long beta process, Apple has released its tvOS 13.2 update for Apple TV with support for Siri recording opt-in and the AirPods Pro, ahead of the Apple TV+ debut.

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Apple releases iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2 for iPhone and iPad

Apple releases iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2 for iPhone and iPad

Apple has shipped iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2 for iPhone and iPad, an update it is shipping now to enable support for the AirPods Pro, as well as adding new emoji and the option to opt in to the Siri request accuracy review program.

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Apple debuts $249 AirPods Pro with active noise cancellation

Apple debuts $249 AirPods Pro with active noise cancellation

After weeks of speculation, Apple has announced AirPods Pro, featuring Active Noise Cancellation and improved sound.

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EditorialEditorial: Apple isn't revamping its HomeKit team, but maybe it should

Editorial: Apple isn't revamping its HomeKit team, but maybe it should

Bloomberg believes that Apple is hiring people to overhaul how the company's HomeKit devices work with third-party products. The report is based on disprovable information, yet it is true that Apple both should and could do much more with the technology.

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Tim Cook honored for LGBTQ advocacy at 15th GLSEN Respect Awards

Tim Cook honored for LGBTQ advocacy at 15th GLSEN Respect Awards

Apple CEO Tim Cook has declared there is "so much more" everyone can do to help prevent bullying and harassment of LGBTQ teenagers and young people at the 15th annual GLSEN Respect Awards on Friday, where the chief executive was honored for being an advocate.

Microsoft Office adds Adobe Creative Cloud integration to Powerpoint and Word

Microsoft Office adds Adobe Creative Cloud integration to Powerpoint and Word

Creative software giant Adobe has announced that their asset management system, Creative Cloud Libraries, will now be easily accessible directly within certain Microsoft Office products.

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Final day: Apple's Core i9 MacBook Pro falls to $2,499 at Amazon, B&H

Final day: Apple's Core i9 MacBook Pro falls to $2,499 at Amazon, B&H

Apple's latest 15-inch MacBook Pro with multiple upgrades is on sale at both Amazon and B&H this weekend, with the 8-core model dropping to $2,499 after a $300 cash discount.

Apple allegedly revealing 'AirPods Pro' to media now, ahead of official launch

Apple allegedly revealing 'AirPods Pro' to media now, ahead of official launch

Apple is allegedly informing members of the media of the 'AirPods Pro' in pre-launch meetings, with the supposed next-generation models to be shown to journalists at local offices over the next week.

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Today at Apple session tying into Apple TV+ 'Snoopy in Space'

Today at Apple session tying into Apple TV+ 'Snoopy in Space'

Marking the launch of animated children's series "Snoopy in Space" on Apple TV+, the Today at Apple initiative has added drawing classes in major Apple Stores.

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2020 iPhone predicted to get iPad Pro-style ProMotion 120Hz display

2020 iPhone predicted to get iPad Pro-style ProMotion 120Hz display

New supply chain rumors appear to corroborate previous reports that Apple will add high-refresh rate ProMotion displays to the 2020 iPhone lineup.

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Apple's $399 'iPhone SE 2' pegged for March 2020 release

Apple's $399 'iPhone SE 2' pegged for March 2020 release

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reports that the so-called "iPhone SE 2" will begin mass production in January, ahead of a launch at the end of March 2020.

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Sunday, October 27, 2019