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Sunday, September 27, 2020

TikTok attorneys argue against US app ban in last-ditch effort

TikTok attorneys argue against US app ban in last-ditch effort

The impending ban on TikTok in the United States would be highly "devastating" to the company and its users, the video sharing service claimed in a Sunday morning hearing over the legalities of President Donald Trump's executive order.

ReviewReview: PaMu Quiet TWS earbuds are an ear-friendly alternative to other noise-cancelling earphones

Review: PaMu Quiet TWS earbuds are an ear-friendly alternative to other noise-cancelling earphones

PaMu Quiet earbuds are a $90 pair of earbuds that offer decent sound quality, active noise cancellation, but may not be enough for the true audiophile.

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TipsHow to add and remove Apple Watch faces in watchOS 7

How to add and remove Apple Watch faces in watchOS 7

With the release of watchOS 7, this is a perfect opportunity for Apple Watch owners to do some spring cleaning and to curate the watch faces they have on their wearable devices. Here's how to add the new watch faces to your Apple Watch, as well as to remove unwanted watch faces.

Some Apple Watch Series 3 owners dealing with crashes after watchOS 7 update

Some Apple Watch Series 3 owners dealing with crashes after watchOS 7 update

Some owners of the Apple Watch Series 3 have complained about the update to watchOS 7 causing crashes and shutdowns, in what could be early teething issues for the operating system.

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ExclusiveDeals: up to $200 off every 2020 13" MacBook Pro, plus $60 off AppleCare, 5% back

Deals: up to $200 off every 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 systems bundled with AC and the Edge financing promotion.

TikTok creators fail to block US government's impending app ban

TikTok creators fail to block US government's impending app ban

A judge has denied an attempt by content creators on TikTok to stop a ban of the app in the United States on Sunday, rejecting arguments the ban would cause "immediate, irreparable harm" if it is implemented as scheduled.

Apple helped feds to catch man accused of burning cop cars in the Apple Crime Blotter

Apple helped feds to catch man accused of burning cop cars in the Apple Crime Blotter

Video shows officer trying to unlock a man's iPhone, a monkey takes selfies in Malaysia, what went on with the Mueller team's iPhones, and more crime stories involving Apple, its products, and services.

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On-device processing key to iPadOS Scribble's success hints Apple SVP Craig Federighi

On-device processing key to iPadOS Scribble's success hints Apple SVP Craig Federighi

Apple's handwriting recognition in the Apple Pencil relies on recognizing strokes, an interview with Craig Federighi reveals, while new features such as iPadOS' Scribble rely on massive amounts of onboard machine learning processing.

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Saturday, September 26, 2020

TipsHow to customize your Apple Watch face in watchOS 7

How to customize your Apple Watch face in watchOS 7

If you can't find the Apple Watch face of your dreams, you can always modify what's available to fit your needs. Here's how to personalize a watch face in watchOS 7 to use the color scheme and the complications you want.

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ReviewReview: The Keychron K2v2 is a good upgrade to an already near-perfect keyboard

Review: The Keychron K2v2 is a good upgrade to an already near-perfect keyboard

The Keychron K2 version 2 is the same mechanical keyboard you love with some new upgrades, including better connectivity and ergonomics.

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Deals: brand-new 2020 iPad (8th Gen) falls to $299, lowest price ever

Deals: brand-new 2020 iPad (8th Gen) falls to $299, lowest price ever

Apple's latest 10.2-inch iPad has just received a $30 price drop at Amazon, ringing in at $299 (the lowest price ever) for the standard model. Prefer more space? The 128GB 2020 iPad is on sale for $395 after a $35 discount.

VideoCompared: Apple Watch Series 6 Graphite versus Apple Watch Series 5 Space Black

Compared: Apple Watch Series 6 Graphite versus Apple Watch Series 5 Space Black

Along with specification changes, Apple also altered its darkest color option for the Apple Watch Series 6, switching out Space Black for Graphite. We check out how truly different the change is for those wanting an all-black Apple Watch setup.

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TipsThe best resources and tips for customizing your iOS 14 Home Screen

The best resources and tips for customizing your iOS 14 Home Screen

Whether you want to create your own icons or are looking to find some ready-made ones, we've got some tips and tricks to help you customize your iOS 14 Home Screen.

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VideoHow to customize your Home Screen on iOS 14

How to customize your Home Screen on iOS 14

There are more home screen customizations in iOS 14 than ever before. Learn how to customize your iPhone's wallpaper, dress up your home screen, and set up widgets to make your iPhone more personal.

FeatureWhat to expect from the Apple 'iPhone 12' launch in 2020

What to expect from the Apple 'iPhone 12' launch in 2020

Apple is anticipated to hold a second Fall special event in October, with the lack of iPhones in the first effectively guaranteeing that the second will feature the "iPhone 12." Here's what to expect.

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Deals: First material discounts hit Apple Watch Series 6, SE at Amazon

Deals: First material discounts hit Apple Watch Series 6, SE at Amazon

Apple's brand-new Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE are already on sale at Amazon, with double-digit discounts in effect on several styles.

FeatureHow U.S. states are using digital contact tracing to stop COVID-19

How U.S. states are using digital contact tracing to stop COVID-19

Exposure notification, a type of digital contact tracing, is an avenue to combat COVID-19 in the U.S., but each state and territory has to carry out their own tracing. Here's who's doing what, updated on September 26.

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Friday, September 25, 2020

DOJ opposes TikTok request stall download ban, calls ByteDance CEO 'mouthpiece' for CCP

DOJ opposes TikTok request stall download ban, calls ByteDance CEO 'mouthpiece' for CCP

The Department of Justice in a court filing on Friday opposed TikTok's requested injunction against an impending ban authorized by the Trump administration, saying a decision in TikTok's favor would weaken the president's power during a claimed national security emergency.

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Experimental Windows XP theme aped Mac's Aqua user interface

Experimental Windows XP theme aped Mac's Aqua user interface

A recent source code leak reveals Microsoft built and tested a number of divergent themes for Windows XP, with one closely resembling Apple's legendary Aqua GUI.

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Xbox app that can stream games to iPhone in beta, is 'coming soon'

Xbox app that can stream games to iPhone in beta, is 'coming soon'

Microsoft will soon release an app with a remote play feature that will let users stream Xbox One games to their iOS devices, according to a new report.

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'Little Women,' 'The Goonies,' and 'Runaway Bride' - the best iTunes video deals

'Little Women,' 'The Goonies,' and 'Runaway Bride' - the best iTunes video deals

Apple holds sales on iTunes content every week, and this week Apple has deals on movies about love like "Runaway Bride," movies for girls night like "Little Women," and movies with courageous kids like "The Goonies."

Apple acquires rights to upcoming Russo brothers film 'Cherry'

Apple acquires rights to upcoming Russo brothers film 'Cherry'

The film "Cherry," is a harrowing drama, that shines a light on the nation's ongoing opiate problem through the true story of a U.S. Army veteran.

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TipsHow to use FaceTime Eye Contact in iOS 14

How to use FaceTime Eye Contact in iOS 14

Apple is already changing your eyes to make it appear as if you're looking at the camera during a FaceTime call on your iPhone in iOS 14. Here's what it's doing, and how to stop it, if you want to.

Apple agrees to delay 30% cut of live event transactions on App Store

Apple agrees to delay 30% cut of live event transactions on App Store

Apple has temporarily halted its decision to charge a 30% commission of paid virtual events hosted through apps on iOS, for not just Facebook, but any event stream.

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Facebook is pushing for Apple to open up default messaging app options

Facebook is pushing for Apple to open up default messaging app options

Emboldened by users able to change default email and browser apps in iOS 14, Facebook is pressing Apple to allow its users to set third-party platforms, such as Facebook Messenger, as their default messaging app.

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TipsHow to use Universal Search in iPadOS 14

How to use Universal Search in iPadOS 14

With iPadOS 14, Apple has brought a much more Mac-like search feature to the iPad. Here's how to use it, and what benefits it brings.

TipsHow to delete or hide apps in iOS 14

How to delete or hide apps in iOS 14

Sometimes, you don't need to see an entire screen full of app icons, or you need an app installed, but don't need to tap it often. Here's how to easily store all your apps in the App Library in iOS 14.

Buy the dip in AAPL ahead of 'iPhone 12' launch, says Morgan Stanley

Buy the dip in AAPL ahead of 'iPhone 12' launch, says Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley sees Apple's recent stock weakness as a "constructive set-up" heading into the "iPhone 12" launch season, since key data points remain strong.

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FeatureCreating AppleInsider's new video production studio - the beginning

Creating AppleInsider's new video production studio - the beginning

Recently, the AppleInsider YouTube channel has surpassed yet another milestone — 500,000 subscribers. But we aren't stopping there. The next step for AppleInsider's video efforts is a new dedicated shooting studio.

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FeatureApple Watch Series 6 review, October 'iPhone 12' event, and iOS 14 tips on the AppleInsider podcast

Apple Watch Series 6 review, October 'iPhone 12' event, and iOS 14 tips on the AppleInsider podcast

We debate the new Apple Watch Series 6, discuss the Solo Loop bands debacle, cover October's rumored 'iPhone 12' event, and run down many tips and tricks for iOS 14.

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TipsHow to buy Apple Watch faces in watchOS 7

How to buy Apple Watch faces in watchOS 7

Apple still doesn't allow developers to create entirely new Apple Watch faces, but with watchOS 7, it has freed them up to make and share very many different options.

ReviewApple TV+ review: 'Tehran' is a first-rate Israeli spy series

Apple TV+ review: 'Tehran' is a first-rate Israeli spy series

Moshe Zonder, who wrote for Netflix's 'Fauda,' has created a compelling spy narrative that's a potential breakout for Apple TV+.

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EU will appeal against Apple and Ireland's $14.4 billion tax case ruling

EU will appeal against Apple and Ireland's $14.4 billion tax case ruling

The European Union is to appeal against a court decision which found in favor of Apple and Ireland over a $14.4 billion tax payment. The judgement in July 2020 was made by the EU's second-hightest court, and the appeal is expected to be heard in the European Court of Justice.

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Leaked case stickers show 'iPhone 12 mini' name

Leaked case stickers show 'iPhone 12 mini' name

An image purporting to be of Apple distribution stickers, or labels, includes names for "iPhone 12" models, including the recently-rumored "iPhone 12 mini."

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Video offers close look at Apple-designed face mask

Video offers close look at Apple-designed face mask

A video posted to YouTube by unboxing specialist Unbox Therapy on Thursday shows off Apple's in-house designed Face Mask and recently adopted ClearMask.

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

B&H issues Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE deals, units in stock

B&H issues Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE deals, units in stock

With units in stock and ready to ship with free expedited delivery, B&H has matched the lowest prices we've seen on the new Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE.

Apple buys podcast app Scout FM amid increased competition from Spotify

Apple buys podcast app Scout FM amid increased competition from Spotify

Apple this year purchased Scout FM, a startup that used artificial intelligence to curate and deliver podcasts to users, according to a new report.

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Apple dubbed 'Best Green Catalyst' in RE100 Leadership Awards

Apple dubbed 'Best Green Catalyst' in RE100 Leadership Awards

Apple has been crowned the Best Green Catalyst in the RE100 Leadership Awards for its commitment to pushing supply chain partners toward carbon neutrality.

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Apple says potential EU Apple Pay rules threaten security, stifle innovation

Apple says potential EU Apple Pay rules threaten security, stifle innovation

Apple said potential legislation that would force it to open up Apple Pay technology to third parties threatens security and innovation.

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