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Apple to stream 'One World: Together At Home' live broadcast in support of coronavirus relief

04/06/2020, 09:04 pm

Apple, along with a slew of major media platforms, will later this month air "One World: Together At Home," a special broadcast featuring celebrities and musical performances in support of COVID-19 relief efforts.


Lawsuit bemoans iPhone XR's 'inferior,' 'defective' 2x2 MIMO antennas

04/06/2020, 08:04 pm

A class action lawsuit filed on Monday suggests Apple intentionally misled customers by failing to disclose design and performance differences between the "inferior" 2x2 MIMO antenna array in iPhone XR and the 4x4 MIMO setup in iPhone XS and XS Max.


Microsoft hires former Apple exec to work on HoloLens, special projects

04/06/2020, 07:04 pm

Former Apple executive Ruben Caballero, who previously led the iPhone maker's 5G modem initiative, was picked up by Microsoft in March to work on emerging products like its HoloLens mixed reality headset.


FaceTime, Zoom used to film episode of CBS show 'All Rise'

04/06/2020, 05:04 pm

CBS drama series "All Rise" will return May 4 with a virtual episode recorded using FaceTime, Zoom and other video conferencing apps, a reflection of the daily lives of those who are working from home amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


NYC schools pull the plug on Zoom following FBI warning

04/06/2020, 11:04 am

Despite efforts to ramp up security measures, video conferencing software provider Zoom is finding itself banned from education departments and major corporations like SpaceX.


How to turn off your Apple TV

04/06/2020, 08:04 am

Whether it's the Apple TV HD or Apple TV 4K, there is no off switch -- but there are ways to quickly stop it playing, and go to sleep, when you're finished watching.


Apple sources 20M face masks, designs and ships face shields for medical workers

04/05/2020, 06:04 pm

Apple has sourced over 20 million face masks it aims to donate to governments to fight the spread of COVID-19, with the iPhone maker also working on designing and producing face shields for use by front-line medical workers.


Review: Hogtalare Hi-Fi Wireless Bluetooth Speaker offers incredible performance but comes at a cost

04/05/2020, 11:04 am

Morel has crafted a high-quality Bluetooth bookshelf speaker that comes as the total package -- minus the Wi-Fi, but does the performance justify the price?


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.