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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.


Apple patches vulnerability where iPhone & MacBook cameras could be hijacked

04/03/2020, 09:04 am

An ethical "white-hat" hacker exploited Apple's own apps in December to show how a malicious website could gain unrestricted access to a user's camera and microphone without consent using flaws that have since been patched.


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.


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.


Zoom freezing development to fix security & privacy flaws

04/02/2020, 08:04 am

Popular video conferencing app Zoom has come under fire for numerous security flaws in the last few days, and has now issued a public apology plus a plan of action for resolving the issues.


How to use Slack and get the most out of the refreshed interface on the Mac

04/01/2020, 07:04 am

Slack recently updated its application with a new layout, making it more useful to remote teams and those working from home. AppleInsider explains the changes in the new Slack experience.


Apple releases first developer betas of iOS 13.4.5, iPadOS 13.4.5, tvOS 13.4.5, macOS Catalina 10.15.5

03/31/2020, 01:03 pm

A week after it completed the last beta testing cycle, Apple has restarted the process once more, issuing new first betas for the unusually numbered iOS 13.4.5, iPadOS 13.4.5, tvOS 13.4.5, and macOS Catalina 10.15.5.


Logitech launching Streamlabs OBS on macOS

03/31/2020, 11:03 am

Popular online streaming software Streamlabs is finally arriving on macOS in open beta, bringing a plethora of tools to help Mac users engage with their audiences more effectively.


Russia ban on iPhones, computers without government mandated apps postponed

03/31/2020, 06:03 am

New legislation in Russia that will mandates all smartphones, computers and smart televisions to have Russian-made software pre-installed has been postponed, with provisions not kicking in until January 2021.


GarageBand's Live Loops heading to Logic Pro X in future update

03/29/2020, 11:03 am

Apple may be preparing to update Logic Pro X by adding a new feature, with a leaked screenshot indicating GarageBand's Live Loops function will be making the transition to the professional music creation tool soon.


What you get for $1000 -- Mac mini & MacBook Air versus iPad Pro

03/27/2020, 01:03 pm

If you're in the market for a new Apple device and you're working on a budget, you may have more options than you think. Here is our helpful guide on how you can get the most bang for your buck.


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.


Apple offers free 90-day trials of Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X

03/26/2020, 06:03 pm

Apple this week activated free trials for its professional media creation apps Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X, presenting potential users a 90-day period to see if the software is a right fit for their workflow.


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.


Apple begins phasing out kernel extensions in macOS 10.15.4

03/25/2020, 01:03 pm

Apple appears to be slowly phasing out support for macOS kernel extensions, according to a new support document and dialog box appearing on macOS 10.15.4.


How to use iCloud Drive Folder Sharing in iOS 13.4 and macOS 10.15.4

03/25/2020, 07:03 am

Apple has finally launched iCloud Drive Folder Sharing, so it's time to see if it's the Dropbox alternative it promised to be. Here's what you can do with it, and how to do it.


Updates for older iPhones & iPads, third-gen Apple TV released

03/24/2020, 01:03 pm

Alongside the updates to Apple's current operating systems, updates for some older versions were also released, with owners of earlier models of the Apple TV, Apple Watch, iPhone, and iPad able to install iOS 12.4.6 and updated Apple TV Software, while security updates have also been issued for macOS High Sierra and Mojave


Apple releases iOS 13.4, iPadOS 13.4, watchOS 6.2, tvOS 13.4, macOS 10.15.4

03/24/2020, 01:03 pm

Apple has released iOS 13.4, iPadOS 13.4, tvOS 13.4, macOS 10.15.4 and watchOS 6.2 to the public, with the operating system updates introducing support for the Powerbeats 4 earphones along with a collection of bug fixes and improvements.


Plugable debuts new USB-C 2.5Gbps Ethernet Adapter

03/24/2020, 09:03 am

Plugable has launched a brand new USB-C Ethernet Adapter, allowing users to upgrade their desktops and laptops with faster wired connection speeds up to 2.5 gigabits per second.


App Store rolls out universal purchase support for Mac apps

03/23/2020, 10:03 pm

Apple on Monday activated a new App Store feature that allows developers to include macOS versions of their apps as a universal purchase alongside iOS, iPadOS, watchOS and tvOS iterations.