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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.


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.


iPad Pro, iPadOS & iOS 13.4 with trackpad support and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

03/27/2020, 08:03 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, hosts Stephen Robles and William Gallagher discuss the new mouse and trackpad support in iPadOS 13.4, new iPad Pro benchmarks, iCloud folder sharing, Face ID coming to the Mac, and tips for live streaming from home.


macOS 10.15.4 brings enhanced HDR support, custom reference modes for Pro Display XDR

03/25/2020, 02:03 pm

The newly released macOS 10.15.4 Catalina update for Mac has delivered improved support for any high dynamic range monitor as well as customized reference modes for the Pro Display XDR.


Quad-core Core i5 processor is a big boost for 2020 MacBook Air

03/21/2020, 08:03 am

Apple's refreshed MacBook Air is considerably more powerful than its predecessor, initial benchmarks reveal, with the Core i5 version of the latest models offering a significant performance boost over its older counterpart.


New iPad Pro, MacBook Air, iPadOS 13.4, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

03/20/2020, 08:03 am

New models of iPad Pro, Magic Keyboard with Trackpad, iPadOS 13.4, new MacBook Air, and how to choose between all the new hardware for your next Apple purchase on the AppleInsider podcast.


2020 MacBook Air versus the 2019 MacBook Air compared

03/18/2020, 11:03 am

The new 2020 MacBook Air improves on most things versus the late 2019 MacBook Air, including a better processor, more storage, and the new Magic Keyboard -- at a lower price.


ARM Macs in 2021, iOS 13.4 Beta, 'AirPods X', Mac Pro news and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

02/28/2020, 08:02 am

Andrew O'Hara joins Stephen Robles discussing the possible move to ARM-based Macs in 2021, upcoming changes in iOS 13.4, Mac Pro white papers and user-installable wheel kit, Target's leaked photo of "AirPods X," Rian Johnson on iPhones in movies, and more.


Apple will soon let Mac Pro owners install their own chassis wheels

02/24/2020, 10:02 pm

When Apple launched Mac Pro in December, the company took flak for designing a machine with non-interchangeable feet, restricting owners from swapping out foot pegs for wheels without the help of Apple or an Authorized Service Provider. That will soon change.


Apple details cutting edge Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR tech in white papers

02/24/2020, 05:02 pm

Apple on Monday published a pair of white papers that offer a top-to-bottom overview of the technology employed in both Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR, the company's most powerful, and most expensive, Mac products.


AMD Radeon Pro W5500 offered as price-conscious alternative Mac Pro GPU

02/10/2020, 10:02 am

AMD has launched another professional graphics card which could be used in the Mac Pro, with the Radeon Pro W5500 offered as an alternative to the high-powered W5700 with restrained performance, at half the price of its stablemate.


Neil Young rails against 'Fisher-Price' MacBook Pro audio for music production

01/28/2020, 09:01 am

Famed musician Neil Young has complained about modern music being produced on Apple's MacBook Pro, declaring the audio of the notebook as being "Fisher-Price quality" and not good enough for high quality music production and referencing Steve Jobs in Apple producing for "consumers, not quality."


Apple bringing scissor switches to Smart Keyboard for iPad, 13-inch MacBook Pro

01/22/2020, 06:01 am

A new supply chain report suggests that Apple will extend its new scissor switch keyboard beyond the MacBook Pro, with it set to be used in the iPad Pro Smart Keyboard.


Sonnet Fusion Dual SATA SSD card offers Mac Pro storage expansion over PCIe

01/21/2020, 01:01 pm

Sonnet is giving Mac Pro owners an extra option to boost the capacity of their workstation with high-speed storage, with the Fusion Dual 2.5-inch SSD RAID PCIe 3.0 card enabling solid-state SATA drives to be installed via one of the expansion slots.


Scotland police don't seem to have any problem getting data off locked iPhones

01/16/2020, 09:01 am

Starting on January 20, 2020, Scotland police will begin using "cyber kiosks" to extract and examine the contents of smartphones -- including iPhones -- that have data relevant to investigations or accidents.


Rackmountable Mac Pro now available from $6,499

01/14/2020, 12:01 pm

Arriving a little over a month after its desk-based counterpart, the rack-mountable version of the Mac Pro is now available to order, with the high-performance workstation starting from $6,499.


Mac shipments continue to slide in Q4 as PC market grows

01/13/2020, 07:01 pm

Apple's share of the worldwide PC market continued a year-long downward trend amidst a wider industry rebound, as Mac shipments shrank in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to estimates released on Monday by market research firms Gartner and IDC


Apple Mac mini vs Intel NUC -- the lightweights spar

01/13/2020, 11:01 am

Apple's Mac mini is the ideal Mac for high performance in a slimline package, as well as for those who want to use their own monitor instead of relying on an integrated display. However, the existence of compact rivals like the Intel NUC can offer roughly equivalent processing power in a smaller size for a bit less money.


You can now engrave your AirPods case with emojis

01/03/2020, 12:01 pm

If you're looking for a new way to customize your upcoming AirPods or AirPods Pro case with a small selection of Emoji, Apple has you covered.


Apple Pro Display XDR 'game changer' for 'Jumanji' studio

12/24/2019, 09:12 am

Apple's Pro Display XDR is a great monitor for professional production, a major animation studio who worked on the movie 'Jumanji: The Next Level' claims, with usage of the new Mac Pro and the display during a real-world project demonstrating the benefits of using the screen without paying excessively for a reference monitor.