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Monday, June 21, 2021

Many iCloud users still reporting Calendar spam issues

Many iCloud users still reporting Calendar spam issues

Calendar spam is continuing to be an annoyance for many iCloud users, despite Apple's past attempts to mitigate the problem.

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Nearly 75% of Apple users don't want an 'iPhone 13,' more than half not excited about iOS 15

Nearly 75% of Apple users don't want an 'iPhone 13,' more than half not excited about iOS 15

Many iPhone users want the "iPhone 13" to be named something else, although only a small percentage view the name superstitiously, according to a new survey.

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Apple offers free month of Paramount+ through Apple TV app

Apple offers free month of Paramount+ through Apple TV app

Apple on Monday announced a promotion that nets users a free month of Paramount+ service for free when redeemed through the Apple TV app.

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New Apple AR experience shows off ease of Apple Pay Express Transit

New Apple AR experience shows off ease of Apple Pay Express Transit

Those who own an iPhone can now try out Apple Pay Express Transit through an all-new augmented reality experience.

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ExclusiveDeals: save up to $200 on 2020 13" MacBook Pros, plus $60 off AppleCare

Deals: save up to $200 on 2020 13

AppleInsider readers this week can save $75 to $200 on every 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro at Adorama with exclusive coupon discounts. Plus, save $60 on AppleCare and get an additional 5% back with the new Edge Credit Card. Total savings can reach upward of $440 off the latest notebooks bundled with AC and the Edge financing promotion.

Google is risk averse & has paralyzing bureaucracy, executives say

Google is risk averse & has paralyzing bureaucracy, executives say

Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai is facing internal criticism from company executives who believe the Mountain View giant is seeing "cracks" in its success, according to a new report.

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Apple TV+'s 'The Oprah Conversation,' '1971' win at Critics Choice Real TV Awards

Apple TV+'s 'The Oprah Conversation,' '1971' win at Critics Choice Real TV Awards

The Apple TV+ streaming service has secured more awards for its content, with both "The Oprah Conversation" and "1971" winning at the Critics Choice Real TV Awards.

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TipsHow to create your own podcast stations in the Podcasts app

How to create your own podcast stations in the Podcasts app

Want to listen to all of your downloaded podcast episodes on your iPhone in one go, without needing to switch between them? Here's how to create a station in Podcasts that will play all of the new episodes of shows you select.

Best Prime Day M1 deals: 13" MacBook Pro $1,099, Mac mini $120 off, new 12.9" iPad Pro $100 off

Best Prime Day M1 deals: 13

Prime Day 2021 is home to a number of aggressive deals on Apple products, including the latest M1 MacBook Pro, Mac mini and 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Save up to $200 instantly during the 48-hour shopping event.

FeatureApple Watch and staying alive - a reluctant wearer's conversion

Apple Watch and staying alive - a reluctant wearer's conversion

"It's probably nothing, but I want you to wear an Apple Watch to watch your heart and sleep for a while," the doctor said.

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'Ted Lasso' mugs, stickers, clothing now on sale

'Ted Lasso' mugs, stickers, clothing now on sale

Warner Bros, one of the co-producers of "Ted Lasso" for Apple TV+, has launched a range of merchandise in time for the show's second season.

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ReviewTerraMaster TD2 and D5 Thunderbolt review: Good hardware, bad software

TerraMaster TD2 and D5 Thunderbolt review: Good hardware, bad software

The TerraMaster TD2 and D5 Thunderbolt 3 are well-engineered desktop hard drive enclosures that can expand your Mac's desktop storage — but the price you pay for what you get isn't where it needs to be.

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'Ted Lasso' wins Peabody Award for its 'radical optimism'

'Ted Lasso' wins Peabody Award for its 'radical optimism'

Apple TV+ hit comedy "Ted Lasso" has been honored with a Peabody in the 81st year of these prestigious awards.

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iPhone production to rise 12.3% YoY in 2021, 'iPhone 12s' removes focus from mini

iPhone production to rise 12.3% YoY in 2021, 'iPhone 12s' removes focus from mini

Apple will enjoy a bumper year of iPhone sales with the easing of the pandemic, according to TrendForce, with the fall "iPhone 13" launches said to benefit from ProMotion support in the Pro models as well as sensor-shift OIS, though with less attention paid to the "mini" model.

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Prime Day 2021 deals for Apple fans: best discounts knock up to 97% off

Prime Day 2021 deals for Apple fans: best discounts knock up to 97% off

Amazon Prime Day 2021 deals are officially live, with some of the year's steepest savings on Apple hardware, smart home gadgets and accessories going on now. Save up to 97% instantly.

Pent-up demand could drive strong 'iPhone 13' cycle into 2022, analyst says

Pent-up demand could drive strong 'iPhone 13' cycle into 2022, analyst says

Ahead of the potential launch of the "iPhone 13" later in 2021, Wedbush believes there is still "massive" pent-up demand for new smartphones within Apple's customer base.

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FeatureHunter Douglas shades review, new Ikea speakers, and a new door lock on HomeKit Insider

Hunter Douglas shades review, new Ikea speakers, and a new door lock on HomeKit Insider

On this week's HomeKit Insider podcast, your hosts review Hunter Douglas's PowerView HomeKit-connected shades, discuss the new Ikea and Sonos collaboration, and talk about Level's new smart lock.

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TipsHow to get the 'Hello' screensaver running on your Mac

How to get the 'Hello' screensaver running on your Mac

Apple introduced its new "Hello" screensaver as part of macOS Big Sur to coincide with its 24-inch iMac lineup, but it's not immediately available to all Mac users. Here's how to make macOS use the screensaver.

Ireland pushes for 'compromise' on minimum global corporate tax

Ireland pushes for 'compromise' on minimum global corporate tax

In the wake of G7 countries agreeing on a global minimum tax rate to stop major organizations like Apple from moving cash across borders to minimize tax payments, Ireland is apparently seeking a "compromise" on the plan.

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'Ted Lasso' star drops new season 2 trailer on Twitter

'Ted Lasso' star drops new season 2 trailer on Twitter

Writer/actor Brett Goldstein has tweeted a new trailer for the forthcoming second season of hit Apple TV+ comedy "Ted Lasso."

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Facebook rolls out podcasts and Live Audio Rooms to iOS app

Facebook rolls out podcasts and Live Audio Rooms to iOS app

Facebook has started to ship its Clubhouse-inspired Live Audio Rooms in the United States, as well as a selection of its own exclusive podcasts, as the social network capitalizes on audio-based trends.

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FeatureExclusive: Shortcuts automation interview with Matthew Cassinelli

Exclusive: Shortcuts automation interview with Matthew Cassinelli

On a special episode of the AppleInsider Podcast, we interview Matthew Cassinelli, who worked on Siri Shortcuts after the Workflow app was acquired by Apple, and is now an independent creator teaching others how to create and use Shortcuts across Apple devices.

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Germany investigating App Store for alleged anti-competitive behavior

Germany investigating App Store for alleged anti-competitive behavior

Germany's Federal Cartel Office has launched an investigation into Apple's ecosystem and if the App Store allows the company to "influence the business activities" of competitors.

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Sunday, June 20, 2021

Prime Day 2021 deals: $899 M1 MacBook Air returns

Prime Day 2021 deals: $899 M1 MacBook Air returns

Prime Day Apple deals continue to drive down prices on the latest hardware, with Amazon knocking $100 off Apple's M1 MacBook Air.

TipsHow to move your Mac's mouse by tracking your head with a webcam

How to move your Mac's mouse by tracking your head with a webcam

Reduce your reliance on your mouse by using your head, by enabling Head Pointer in macOS to move your cursor and click icons by shifting your skull from side to side.

FCC updates emergency alerts to avoid 2018 false alert fiasco

FCC updates emergency alerts to avoid 2018 false alert fiasco

The Federal Communications Commission is refreshing its text alert system, combining two types of alerts into a single "National Alerts" category for iPhones and other Wireless Emergency Alert-supporting devices, as well as introducing checks to prevent false alerts from being made.

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Best Apple Watch Prime Day deals: Series 6 now $279 ($120 off) at Amazon

Best Apple Watch Prime Day deals: Series 6 now $279 ($120 off) at Amazon

Amazon just launched killer Prime Day Apple Watch deals, dropping the Series 6 to $279 ($120 off). Target has the Series 3 on sale for $169 as well.

Texas homes heat up as power companies alter smart thermostats

Texas homes heat up as power companies alter smart thermostats

Texas homeowners have discovered their homes are getting warmer despite the use of air conditioning, with the discovery that energy companies are remotely adjusting the thermostat to higher temperatures with minimal warning.

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Russia votes to force U.S. tech giants to open local offices

Russia votes to force U.S. tech giants to open local offices

Major tech companies like Apple must open offices in Russia by January 2022, lawmakers in the country have decided, in what could be a move to crack down on dissent and banned commentary online.

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Nude photo texts and iPhones switched for fruit in the Apple Crime Blotter

Nude photo texts and iPhones switched for fruit in the Apple Crime Blotter

iPhone evidence catches a mail fraud conspiracy, a police department recommends AirTags in cars, and Apple device orders replaced with fruit.

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Saturday, June 19, 2021

Google plans Android version of Apple's Find My network

Google plans Android version of Apple's Find My network

Google may be working on its own version of Apple's Find My network, with a beta release of Google Play Services for Android suggesting the smartphones could be used to track other devices in a similar way to Apple's major feature.

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Lack of 'creativity and enthusiasm' prevented big tech antitrust law overhaul

Lack of 'creativity and enthusiasm' prevented big tech antitrust law overhaul

The CEOs of big tech companies like Apple have been "allowed to do whatever they want," according to Representative David Cicilline in an interview over a series of antitrust bills taking aim at the tech giants.

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Best Prime Day 2021 deals on Apple AirPods

Best Prime Day 2021 deals on Apple AirPods

Prime Day 2021 deals are heating up and Apple AirPods are at some of the season's best prices on Amazon.

Bug in iOS can break iPhone Wi-Fi using rogue hotspot name

Bug in iOS can break iPhone Wi-Fi using rogue hotspot name

A bug has been discovered in iOS that can disable an iPhone's ability to connect to Wi-Fi hotspots, if it attempts to initially connect to a hotspot with a specific name that breaks the function.

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Fox Now app ends third-generation Apple TV support

Fox Now app ends third-generation Apple TV support

The Fox Now app is now no longer supported by the third-generation Apple TV, with the streaming app now only accessible on the fourth-generation Apple TV and newer models.

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VideoBeats Studio Buds, AppleCare, and Antitrust — This Week in Apple

Beats Studio Buds, AppleCare, and Antitrust — This Week in Apple

This week, the Beats Studio Buds launch dominated after multiple leaks, as well as the launch of Apple's back-to-school promotion, tweaks to AppleCare for some Apple Silicon products, and details of a black ceramic Apple Watch Series 5 that Apple worked on, but didn't release.

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Friday, June 18, 2021

Sketchy rumor claims Samsung courting former Apple engineers for custom chip project

Sketchy rumor claims Samsung courting former Apple engineers for custom chip project

A sketchy rumor that's making the rounds online suggests that Samsung is attempting to hire former Apple and AMD engineers for a custom chip architecture project.

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All US iOS YouTube users will get picture-in-picture support soon

All US iOS YouTube users will get picture-in-picture support soon

YouTube says it is rolling out support for iOS 14 picture-in-picture mode to Premium members, with a launch to all U.S. iOS users planned for the future.

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Apple sells out of Space Gray Magic Keyboard, Trackpad, Mouse

Apple sells out of Space Gray Magic Keyboard, Trackpad, Mouse

Introduced with the iMac Pro in 2017, and discontinued in May 2021, Apple's Space Gray accessories are now all sold out in the Apple Store.

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