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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

VideoWhat to expect from the Apple Watch Series 4, and when it is coming

What to expect from the Apple Watch Series 4, and when it is coming

A new Apple Watch Series 4 is coming for sure! Let's talk about how we know that it is coming, when it is coming, and what rumored features will be included.

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Verizon throttled California fire department's data as it fought wildfires

Verizon throttled California fire department's data as it fought wildfires

A net neutrality complaint claims the Santa Clara County Fire Department had its data throttled by Verizon as it acted to put out California's raging Mendocino wildfire, an action the company later said was a mistake.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook donates nearly $5M in company stock to charity

Apple CEO Tim Cook donates nearly $5M in company stock to charity

Apple CEO Tim Cook gifted 23,215 shares of directly owned company stock to an unidentified charity this week, an amount worth nearly $5 million at the end of trading on Tuesday.

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Apple TV exec Jen Folse departs Apple for live-streaming startup Caffeine

Apple TV exec Jen Folse departs Apple for live-streaming startup Caffeine

Longtime Apple executive Jen Folse, who served as lead designer on a number of projects including tvOS, has departed the company to take a senior role at live social broadcasting startup Caffeine.

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IKEA rumored expand HomeKit lineup with new smart plugs in October

IKEA rumored expand HomeKit lineup with new smart plugs in October

IKEA will be building on its popular and affordable smart home platform this fall with a new HomeKit-equipped smart plug, according to new rumors.

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Android collects nearly 10 times more user data than Apple's iOS

Android collects nearly 10 times more user data than Apple's iOS

Adding to an ongoing location-tracking scandal, a research paper claims that idle Android devices are sending nearly ten times as much data to Google as iOS devices do to Apple's servers.

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New markdowns: Save up to $1,600 on Macs, including $100-$150 off 2018 MacBook Pros & 2017 13" Touch Bar for $1,399

New markdowns: Save up to $1,600 on Macs, including $100-$150 off 2018 MacBook Pros & 2017 13

The massive markdowns continue at B&H with instant discounts of up to $1,600 off Apple hardware. Pick up a 2017 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar for $1,399, a discount of $400 off MSRP and the lowest price ever. Or save $100 to $150 on all 2018 models, plus $399 Mac minis and much more. All with no tax collected in most states.

TipsHere are three quick and easy alternatives to Back to My Mac in macOS Mojave

Here are three quick and easy alternatives to Back to My Mac in macOS Mojave

Apple's Mojave is dropping macOS's long-standing remote access feature but it's no loss, as long as you're prepared. AppleInsider details the alternatives you can use right now.

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Apple axes Back to My Mac in macOS Mojave

Apple axes Back to My Mac in macOS Mojave

Back to My Mac will be no more once macOS Mojave is released this fall. Apple on Tuesday made the discontinuation official by notifying customers of the removal, and sharing a support document outlining the changes.

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FeatureHere are all of the future TV shows that Apple has signed deals for

Here are all of the future TV shows that Apple has signed deals for

Moving past "Planet of the Apps" and "Carpool Karaoke," Apple is believed to be spending $1 billion or more on its first high-budget TV shows, which could hit screens as soon as March 2019. Here are the programs we know about so far, updated with word of Apple's development of climate change documentary "Losing Earth."

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Feature2018 Back to School Buyers Guide: Choosing the best Apple MacBook or MacBook Pro

2018 Back to School Buyers Guide: Choosing the best Apple MacBook or MacBook Pro

Back-to-school season is closing in fast. This means two things: retailers will be running some great deals on Macs and students will be looking to pick up some new laptops as they had back to class. AppleInsider discusses Apple's entire laptop line, and talks about who needs what, and why.

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TipsHow to get started with and get more out of the Apple TV 4K

How to get started with and get more out of the Apple TV 4K

The Apple TV is more expensive than most streaming video hardware, but it is overall is the best-designed and most under appreciated of them all — if only Apple didn't try to control how you use it. AppleInsider switches on.

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Analyst downgrades Apple stock, because iPhone X is too popular

Analyst downgrades Apple stock, because iPhone X is too popular

New Street Research drops iPhone down to "sell," arguing that the iPhone X's popularity will negatively impact the upgrade cycle. It's a striking reversal from the analyst conventional wisdom of just a few months ago.

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Apple's iPhone could be hit by possible debundling of Japanese phone prices

Apple's iPhone could be hit by possible debundling of Japanese phone prices

The Japanese government is reportedly looking to stop local carriers from bundling the cost of smartphones into monthly service fees, in a change that could deliver a particularly hard blow to Apple.

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Thieves caught in the act of robbing a California Apple Store

Thieves caught in the act of robbing a California Apple Store

After a summer of Apple Store robberies throughout California and elsewhere, three suspects were caught in the act Sunday, and detained by customers near the Apple Store in Thousand Oaks.

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Multiplayer hit 'Fortnite' may be headed to the Apple TV [u]

Multiplayer hit 'Fortnite' may be headed to the Apple TV [u]

One of the most popular games in the world, "Fortnite," could be coming to the Apple TV at some point in the future, code suggests. [Updated with denial by Epic]

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ExclusiveHere's where to get the lowest prices on Apple's new 2018 MacBook Pro

Here's where to get the lowest prices on Apple's new 2018 MacBook Pro

Apple authorized reseller Adorama has issued even greater markdowns on Apple's brand-new 2018 MacBook Pro with combined instant and coupon savings totaling up to $250 off with no tax outside NY and NJ. These deals, which offer shoppers the lowest prices anywhere, are available only at AppleInsider.

Apple's 'Project Titan' car could warn you what it is about to do, well before it does it

Apple's 'Project Titan' car could warn you what it is about to do, well before it does it

Apple has come up with a way to allow a self-driving car to communicate much more than lane changing information to other drivers of maneuvers it intends to perform, with the advance warning likely to reduce the possibility of accidents involving both driven and autonomous vehicles.

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Netflix tests removing App Store billing on iPhone & iPad

Netflix tests removing App Store billing on iPhone & iPad

Netflix may be set to drop in-app payments for iPhone and iPad owners, giving the streaming service a greater revenue cut from people who still want to subscribe.

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Apple looking to open premium franchise-owned stores in India

Apple looking to open premium franchise-owned stores in India

While Apple awaits permission to open full corporate-run retail stores in India, an expanded franchise retail footprint initiative may be underway.

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Lawsuit takes aim at Google for constant location history tracking

Lawsuit takes aim at Google for constant location history tracking

A man from San Diego has launched a class action suit versus Google over the recent discovery that the company's iOS and Android apps continue to track a user's location even if Location History is disabled, calling the unwanted tracking a breach of the user's privacy.

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Apple turning to two new case suppliers for MacBook, MacBook Pro

Apple turning to two new case suppliers for MacBook, MacBook Pro

Apple continues to diversity its parts suppliers, with recent evidence suggesting that it has tapped a pair of new Chinese manufacturers for aluminum cases.

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Parallels Desktop 14 supports macOS Mojave, saves storage

Parallels Desktop 14 supports macOS Mojave, saves storage

PC virtualization software maker Parallels on Tuesday released the latest version of its eponymous cross-platform Mac solution, offering a slew of new features to customers, including faster start times, storage savings and support for Apple's upcoming macOS Mojave.

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Monday, August 20, 2018

Costco rolls out Apple Pay support at all US locations

Costco rolls out Apple Pay support at all US locations

Costco recently completed a months-long nationwide rollout of Apple Pay, and as of Aug. 10, 750 of the company's big box stores support Apple's mobile payment platform at checkout.

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VideoWhat's new in iOS 12 beta 9! Is this the final beta?

What's new in iOS 12 beta 9! Is this the final beta?

Here we are, less than a week following iOS 12 beta eight with the ninth. This build has barely changed from what we've seen before, begging the question — will this be the final beta?

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New 'professional' Mac mini, low-cost MacBook refresh coming soon says report

New 'professional' Mac mini, low-cost MacBook refresh coming soon says report

Apple appears poised to add a "professional" Mac mini to its product line later in 2018, and has a new low-cost MacBook in the works.

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TipsHow to curate your own reading list with the Instapaper and Pocket apps

How to curate your own reading list with the Instapaper and Pocket apps

We are all swamped with information, yet we also can't help ourselves looking out more for both work and pleasure. When you need to collate articles or you just want a good read, use Pocket or Instapaper. AppleInsider goes browsing to explain why and how.

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Huawei again accused of passing off DSLR photos as smartphone shots

Huawei again accused of passing off DSLR photos as smartphone shots

Commercial, which was shown in Egypt, implies that photos taken with the Nova 3 and 3i smartphone cameras — something the Chinese company has been caught doing before.

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Feature2018 Back to School Buyers Guide: How to choose the best iPad for education

2018 Back to School Buyers Guide: How to choose the best iPad for education

Summer vacation is coming to an end, which means it is time for parents to start acquiring what their children need for the upcoming school year. AppleInsider details the options available for iPads, including alternative options to the current Apple Pencil-equipped model.

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Apple issues ninth iOS 12 beta, eighth tvOS 12, watchOS 5, macOS Mojave betas to developers [u]

Apple issues ninth iOS 12 beta, eighth tvOS 12, watchOS 5, macOS Mojave betas to developers [u]

Apple has started to distribute the ninth developer beta of iOS 12 for testing by users, alongside the eighth beta releases of macOS Mojave, tvOS 12, and watchOS 5, with the operating systems being put through their paces barely a month before Apple's anticipated September iPhone event.

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ExclusiveLowest price ever: Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with function keys (16GB, 256GB) for $1,399 ($300 off)

Lowest price ever: Apple's 13

Ringing in as the lowest price ever, Apple's current 13-inch MacBook Pro with function keys and premium upgrades, including 16GB of memory and 256GB of storage, is on sale for $1,399. This $300 discount is available exclusively at AppleInsider and includes free expedited shipping with no tax collected in most states.

iPhone preorders appear to be starting on September 14

iPhone preorders appear to be starting on September 14

Some international mobile carriers are claiming that Apple's new slate of iPhones will be available for order on Friday, September 14, similar to previous years.

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FeatureWhat to expect at Apple's September iPhone release event and when it will be

What to expect at Apple's September iPhone release event and when it will be

Unless Apple breaks with years of tradition, it is about to reveal the date of its new iPhone launch. AppleInsider pins down when that's most likely to be, plus what you can and shouldn't expect to see there.

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Apple's 2018 iPhone may charge faster because of new material in Qi charging coil

Apple's 2018 iPhone may charge faster because of new material in Qi charging coil

If supply chain reports are to be beieved, Apple may be shifting to a copper Qi coil in the 2018 iPhones, which could improve charging efficiency.

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Apple trade-in guide: Where to get the most money for your used iPhone, iPad, Watch or Mac

Apple trade-in guide: Where to get the most money for your used iPhone, iPad, Watch or Mac

With iPhone launch season around the corner, we're rounding up where to get the most money for your used device at leading buyback providers, such as Gazelle, BuyBack World and MyPhones Unlimited, with special coupons and exclusive trade-in bonus deals.

Minecraft: Education Edition heading to iPad in September

Minecraft: Education Edition heading to iPad in September

Microsoft is bringing 'Minecraft: Education Edition' to the iPad, allowing the version of the block-based construction game for schools to be used via the iPad, giving educators another way to use the game in the classroom.

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Fitbit launches $150 Charge 3 fitness tracker with new design

Fitbit launches $150 Charge 3 fitness tracker with new design

The latest "swim proof" version of the fitness tracker is set to launch in October at a $149.95 price point

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Apple sued over claims website is inaccessible to visually impaired users

Apple sued over claims website is inaccessible to visually impaired users

Apple has become the target of a new lawsuit, one that claims the iPhone producer's website is violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by not being fully accessible to blind or visually-impaired consumers, due to the way the website itself is coded.

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Logitech reveals its first vertical mouse, the MX Vertical

Logitech reveals its first vertical mouse, the MX Vertical

Logitech has revealed the MX Vertical, a new Mac and Windows mouse intended to reduce muscle strain for some people by putting the wrist in a less stressful position.

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