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March 2020: Apple Stores close, but MacBook Air & iPad Pro launch anyway

04/04/2020, 10:04 am

Maybe 2019 was practice for Apple, as it is now used to releasing new products via a press release. That's what it had to do in March 2020 as the whole world self-isolated, and Apple Stores closed their doors.


Review: Yobi B3 HomeKit Doorbell is easy to install and use

04/04/2020, 08:04 am

The Yobi B3 HomeKit Doorbell camera was announced at CES 2019, and after a long road through development, has escaped the fate of most products shown at CES. It's now available for pre-order, and we have some hands-on experience to share.


How Apple's fee exemption program for in-app video purchases works

04/03/2020, 08:04 pm

Amazon's Prime Video app now features in-app rentals and purchases across Apple's platforms. While that's new, there's much more to the story -- including the previously obscure Apple initiative that allowed it.


Tim Cook to deliver virtual commencement address for Ohio State University in May

04/03/2020, 07:04 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook is scheduled to deliver a "virtual commencement address" for Ohio State University students graduating this spring, the university announced on Friday.


Apple acquires AI startup Voysis in apparent push to bolster Siri's natural language skills

04/03/2020, 06:04 pm

Apple recently purchased Dublin, Ireland-based company Voysis, a startup that conducted work on improving natural language processing in virtual assistants.


Senators raise privacy concerns over Apple's COVID-19 screening app [u]

04/03/2020, 03:04 pm

Democratic senators have reached out to Tim Cook to inquire about how Apple handles personal data on its new COVID-19 screening app and website.


Everything known about the 2020 'iPhone SE'

04/03/2020, 02:04 pm

The launch of the so-called 2020 "iPhone SE," largely expected to be an updated iPhone 8-style device, is imminent. Here's what's been discovered about the subject of rumors for the last three years.


Looking back at 10 years of the iPad, Apple's revolutionary tablet

04/03/2020, 12:04 pm

On April 3, 2010, the iPad wasn't really an iPhone and not quite a Mac. The latest iPads blend the best of both worlds -- and that's been an evolution a decade in the making.


Zoom security, iPad Pro 2020, Apple acquires Dark Sky & more on the AppleInsider Podcast

04/03/2020, 07:04 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Andrew details how the 2020 iPad Pro compares to previous models, we explore Zoom's many privacy issues and its shady install process, Apple buys the Dark Sky weather app and what it all means, and we debate Apple Sherlocking third-party apps.


Apple News outage briefly impacted selected users [u]

04/03/2020, 06:04 am

A small number of users worldwide were reporting that Apple News was down for a period of time on Friday morning, but there was no consistency to which territories were affected, and devices on the same network could be working.


Apple Stores in US to remain closed until early May

04/03/2020, 02:04 am

Apple in a memo to employees on Thursday said it plans to keep all U.S. retail stores closed until early May as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the nation.


Testing, teardown seemingly confirm 2020 iPad Pro lacks U1 chip

04/02/2020, 06:04 pm

Rumors prior to the launch of the 2020 iPad Pro suggested Apple's latest generation tablets would gain the company's U1 Ultra Wideband chip. That doesn't appear to be the case, according to a teardown by iFixit.


Zoom updates macOS installer to remove malware-like exploits

04/02/2020, 03:04 pm

Video conferencing app Zoom has updated its macOS installer, removing the installation process that was described as "shady" that it had recently been criticized for.


How to work together with colleagues by remotely sharing screens

04/02/2020, 03:04 pm

New screen-sharing software Screen brings remarkably good collaboration tools that will slot into your company's workflow startlingly easily, and let you work with colleagues on their screens or yours as you need.


New Intel 10th-gen H-series chips launched, suitable for 2020 MacBook Pro refresh

04/02/2020, 01:04 pm

Intel has revealed specifics on a new line of 10th-generation Core processors for premium laptops -- although the improvements over what is presently available are actually relatively small.


FCC drafts rules to widen 6GHz use -- here's what that means for you

04/02/2020, 10:04 am

The Federal Communications Commission has drafted rules that would permit unlicensed devices to operate across the 6GHz band, a move that could increase the bandwidth, speed, and efficiency of consumer Wi-Fi and the devices that connect to it.


Apple's anticompetitive behavior has 'gotten worse,' Tile tells congressional panel

04/01/2020, 08:04 pm

Tile, a manufacturer of location tracking hardware and software, on Wednesday told the House Judiciary Committee that Apple continues to participate in anticompetitive behavior despite promising not to do so as part of a resolution reached earlier this year.


Select 2013 and 2014 MacBook Air, Pro models to be declared vintage and obsolete in April

04/01/2020, 06:04 pm

Apple plans to add a few additional MacBook models to its list of "vintage" and "obsolete" machines at the end of April, according to a report on Wednesday.


Apple Card customers can defer their April payments interest-free

04/01/2020, 02:04 pm

In effort to ease any coronavirus-related burden on their customers, Apple and Goldman Sachs are allowing Apple Card cardholders the ability to defer their April payments without penalty.


T-Mobile merger with Sprint finalized, Mike Sievert steps up as CEO

04/01/2020, 10:04 am

The T-Mobile and Sprint merger has completed, and ahead of schedule John Legere has stepped down as CEO with Mike Sievert taking the helm of the combined company.