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Friday, September 20, 2019

ReviewiPhone 11 Pro review - Buy for the better camera, stay for the battery life

iPhone 11 Pro review - Buy for the better camera, stay for the battery life

Before the release of iPhone 11 Pro, Apple took a lot of heat for what was predicted to be a very minor iteration over last year's iPhone XS. What was actually delivered is anything but inconsequential.

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Monday, August 05, 2019

Apple to reportedly provide 'dev device' iPhones for bug hunting, introduce Mac bounty

Apple to reportedly provide 'dev device' iPhones for bug hunting, introduce Mac bounty

Apple will furnish vetted security researchers special iPhone variants in efforts to suss out hardware and software vulnerabilities, according to a report on Monday that also claims the company intends to institute an official bug bounty program for Mac in the coming weeks.

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Arlo delivers long-promised HomeKit support to Pro & Pro 2 cameras

Arlo delivers long-promised HomeKit support to Pro & Pro 2 cameras

Arlo has begun to roll out HomeKit support to specific models of its popular security cameras, enabling compatibility with Apple's smart home ecosystem.

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Apple under investigation by Japan's FTC over supply contracts

Apple under investigation by Japan's FTC over supply contracts

Japan's Fair Trade Commission has opened an investigation into Apple's dealings with local parts makers, some of which signed contracts with the tech giant that could violate antimonopoly laws.

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SoftBank president hints 2019 iPhone sales start on Sept. 20

SoftBank president hints 2019 iPhone sales start on Sept. 20

SoftBank president Ken Miyauchi during a quarterly earnings presentation Monday jokingly implied that this year's iPhone refresh will hit store shelves ten days prior to the end of September, a date that falls squarely in line with Apple's typical release timeline.

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Exclusive2019 MacBook Pro promo code knocks up to $550 off (final prices for most)

2019 MacBook Pro promo code knocks up to $550 off (final prices for most)

Shoppers looking for the lowest prices on Apple's new MacBook Pros can save up to $550 instantly at Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama with our exclusive promo code. These special deals deliver the greatest savings on Apple's Mid 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15-inch MacBook Pro, with bonus perks, such as free shipping and no interest financing for 12 months.

VideoReview: Yale Assure Lever brings HomeKit to all door locks

Review: Yale Assure Lever brings HomeKit to all door locks

The Yale Assure Lever is the first smart lock to support HomeKit on non-deadbolt doors, finally brining Apple's smart home platform to garages, sheds, basements, offices, and much more. We hooked one up in our own studio to test it out.

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ExclusiveApple business solutions: Luxer One parcel lockers

Apple business solutions: Luxer One parcel lockers

In this new series we're going to take a look at companies that have integrated Apple products into their companies in interesting or useful ways. First up — the Luxer One parcel lockers, which are a solution to the problem of secure package delivery in dense residential areas.

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Apple Card Preview program invitation emails going out now in US

Apple Card Preview program invitation emails going out now in US

Apple has published a new webpage for Apple Card, and is providing early access to the soon-to-launch credit card to a small number of customers in a preview.

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Deal alert: $649 iPad Pros are back at Amazon

Deal alert: $649 iPad Pros are back at Amazon

Just in time for back to school shopping, Amazon has reissued a $150 cash discount on Apple's standard 11-inch iPad Pro. Grab the latest model for $649, or save up to $200 on other current configurations, whiles supplies last.

AT&T adds free Spotify Premium option to Unlimited &More plans

AT&T adds free Spotify Premium option to Unlimited &More plans

AT&T is increasing the media options it is providing subscribers of its Unlimited &More plans from Tuesday, with customers able to use Spotify Premium at no extra charge, a move that follows shortly after Verizon's similar Apple Music offer was introduced.

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Apple stock getting hammered on renewed China trade war fears

Apple stock getting hammered on renewed China trade war fears

China has not just asked state-owned business to stop buying American agriculture, but it has also devalued its own currency to counter President Donald Trump's 10% tariff threat on $325 billion in electronics — and it is having a profound impact on Apple's stock and that of its suppliers.

Crestron & Apple partnering for HomeKit & Apple TV integrations

Crestron & Apple partnering for HomeKit & Apple TV integrations

Crestron's popular TSR-310 touch screen home automation remote is getting full Siri, HomeKit, and Apple TV support in a firmware update.

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Group of 12 rare Apple-1s displayed at Vintage Computer Festival

Group of 12 rare Apple-1s displayed at Vintage Computer Festival

A group of 12 Apple-1 computers were brought under the same roof as part of the Vintage Computer Festival West at Mountain View's Computer History Museum, making it one of the biggest gatherings of the extremely rare Apple computers in recent history.

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An iPhone with in-screen Touch ID could ship as soon as 2021

An iPhone with in-screen Touch ID could ship as soon as 2021

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo isn't limiting himself to rumors about 2019 and 2020 phones, and has published one now predicting that the 2021 iPhone will have both Face ID and Touch ID.

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Sunday, August 04, 2019

Apple predicted to absorb iPhone, iPad, Mac cost increases from tariffs

Apple predicted to absorb iPhone, iPad, Mac cost increases from tariffs

Noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that any tariffs implemented by the US won't impact Apple's pricing because of supply chain moves implemented by Apple CEO Tim Cook, and because of that pre-planning, there won't be any impact to Apple's shipments.

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ReviewReview: Yamaha's AirPlay-ready MusicCast BAR 400 offers above-average wireless sound

Review: Yamaha's AirPlay-ready MusicCast BAR 400 offers above-average wireless sound

Yamaha's MusicCast BAR 400 is a quality AirPlay 2-compatible TV sub and soundbar combo that's worth the price — just don't expect to make much use of the company's iOS app.

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ICYMI: Sonos speakers, smart lights, Pokemon and more

ICYMI: Sonos speakers, smart lights, Pokemon and more

Each week, there are a ton of great products that get released that we don't have time to cover. Here are our top picks for new gear from the last seven days you should check out, including new arrives in Apple Stores, Sonos/IKEA AirPlay 2 speakers and LIFX HomeKit bulbs.

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CEO Cook asks for end of 'finger pointing' following two mass shootings

CEO Cook asks for end of 'finger pointing' following two mass shootings

Following a second mass shooting in a 24-hour period in the United States, Apple CEO Tim Cook has expressed his support for the victims and families while also declaring a need for politicians to stop arguing and to 'address this violence for the good of our country.'

Daily Apple Store thief sentenced, viral selfie yielded no tips on the Apple crime blotter

Daily Apple Store thief sentenced, viral selfie yielded no tips on the Apple crime blotter

The FBI hacked an iPhone in the Long Island Iced Tea crypto investigation, a Chinese counterfeiter in a million-dollar fake iPhone ring has been sentenced, and more in the Apple crime roundup.

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Saturday, August 03, 2019

VideoReview: Microsoft's Surface Book 2 is expensive with mediocre performance

Review: Microsoft's Surface Book 2 is expensive with mediocre performance

The Microsoft Surface Book 2 is a hybrid 2-in-1 laptop that can be used as a tablet or a full blown laptop. But, given the performance, is it worth the money?

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Mixer vaults to top of App Store because of 'Ninja' switch from Twitch

Mixer vaults to top of App Store because of 'Ninja' switch from Twitch

Mixer, Microsoft's game-centric live streaming service, saw a surge of popularity that sent it to the top of the App Store charts on Friday, driven by the news celebrity streamer 'Ninja' will be moving over to it exclusively from market leader Twitch.

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Friday, August 02, 2019

Amazon, Google follow Apple's lead on voice assistant review policies

Amazon, Google follow Apple's lead on voice assistant review policies

Following Apple's decision to temporarily halt Siri grading as it evaluates the program's privacy safeguards, Amazon and Google this week followed suit and updated their respective policies on human reviews of recorded voice assistant audio.

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Read the fine print of Apple Card's customer agreement

Read the fine print of Apple Card's customer agreement

With a launch just weeks or even days away, Goldman Sachs has published the customer agreement for Apple Card, sharing APRs, usage restrictions and other details.

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TipsHow to forward calls from your iPhone

How to forward calls from your iPhone

It's both handy and simple to be able to have your phone calls rerouted to another number, but if Apple makes it easy to set up, it doesn't let you do the kind of advanced features that would make this so much more useful.

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Senate bill would raise big tech antitrust penalty to 15% of revenue

Senate bill would raise big tech antitrust penalty to 15% of revenue

U.S. Democratic Senators Amy Klobuchar and Richard Blumenthal introduced a new bill on Friday, the "Monopolization Deterrence Act," which if passed could impose stiffer penalties on companies like Apple and Facebook if they're caught in anticompetitive practices.

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VideoReview: SCUBAPro Galileo HUD a revolutionary iPhone-connected dive computer

Review: SCUBAPro Galileo HUD a revolutionary iPhone-connected dive computer

The Galileo HUD is a new kind of dive computer that is projected right in front of your face while diving and then syncs back all your data to an iPhone app — and we've taken some dives with it.

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Giveaway: Enter to win an Adonit Note for Apple's iPad or iPad Pro

Giveaway: Enter to win an Adonit Note for Apple's iPad or iPad Pro

We're giving away 10 Adonit Note styluses for use with Apple's current iPad and iPad Pro. Enter today for your chance to win!

LIFX readies launch of HomeKit-enabled Candle bulb and TV light strip

LIFX readies launch of HomeKit-enabled Candle bulb and TV light strip

Lifx is set to release a pair of new smart lights that were initially teased earlier this year at CES 2019, including the Candle Color and the Z TV Strip.

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Apple Music rebrands curated alternative playlist to ALT CTRL

Apple Music rebrands curated alternative playlist to ALT CTRL

As part of continuing Apple Music rebranding efforts, Apple has rechristened it's alternative music playlist — formerly known as the A-List — to ALT CTRL.

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Verizon intros new batch of 'unlimited' plans, including four with Apple Music [u]

Verizon intros new batch of 'unlimited' plans, including four with Apple Music [u]

Verizon on Friday announced five new "unlimited" phone plans, four of which offer extended access to Apple Music. [Updated with elaborated throttling details]

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Foxconn may sell newly-founded $8.8B Chinese display factory

Foxconn may sell newly-founded $8.8B Chinese display factory

Apple assembly partner Foxconn is reportedly considering the sale of an $8.8 billion display panel factory in China in reaction to the ongoing U.S.-China trade war.

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US FTC reportedly looking into Apple & Amazon sales deal

US FTC reportedly looking into Apple & Amazon sales deal

A new report claims that the US Federal Trade Commission is in the early steps of examining the 2018 deal that led to a wide array of Apple products being officially sold on Amazon.

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BMW says annual $80 CarPlay fee needed for ongoing testing & development

BMW says annual $80 CarPlay fee needed for ongoing testing & development

BMW's controversial annual and lifetime subscription fees for Apple CarPlay are because of the demands of ongoing software testing and engineering, the automaker says.

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FeatureApple listens to Siri, Apple's $53.8B quarter & more on the AppleInsider Podcast

Apple listens to Siri, Apple's $53.8B quarter & more on the AppleInsider Podcast

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Brian Roemmele joins us to talk about Apple listening to some Siri recordings and why they don't need to. William is back to talk Apple Earnings reports and why selling fewer iPhones doesn't spell doom.

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Neato robotic vacuums set to get Siri Shortcuts in the fall

Neato robotic vacuums set to get Siri Shortcuts in the fall

Neato, a company that specializes in robotic vacuums, has announced that it will be adding in support for Siri shortcuts in the fall.

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Apple predicted to launch a 5G MacBook Pro in 2020

Apple predicted to launch a 5G MacBook Pro in 2020

Supply chain sources claim that Apple and other vendors are gearing up to launch a 5G MacBook Pro in 2020, with other vendors looking at production of cellular models utilizing the new network before the end of 2019.

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Ahead of August Apple Card launch, Barclays Card rewards offers end

Ahead of August Apple Card launch, Barclays Card rewards offers end

After nearly a decade, Barclays has stopped offering Apple gift cards to new customers, and has stopped giving extra rewards points on buys from Apple in favor of a new Apple Card purchase plan.

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Apple vs. VirnetX legal battle still raging over $439.8 million FaceTime ruling

Apple vs. VirnetX legal battle still raging over $439.8 million FaceTime ruling

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has issued two decisions against Apple and in favor of VirnetX, leaving Apple on the hook for $439.8 million in damages.

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