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Saturday, November 16, 2019

VideoCompared: Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro vs the 2019 15-inch MacBook Pro

Compared: Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro vs the 2019 15-inch MacBook Pro

Apple has just launched the 16-inch MacBook Pro, one that replaces the 15-inch version of the popular notebook line. AppleInsider pitches the specifications of each against each other to see how much of a difference there is between the two models, aside from screen size.

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Monday, November 18, 2019

iVerify aims to protect your iPhone from exploits and hacks

iVerify aims to protect your iPhone from exploits and hacks

Trail of Bits has produced iVerify, an iOS app that can allegedly help iPhone owners detect if they has been subjected to hacking attempts, as well as educating users how to better protect themselves.

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Apple's Claris launches beta of tool to create apps faster

Apple's Claris launches beta of tool to create apps faster

The Apple-owned developer of FileMaker Pro has launched Claris Connect Beta, a system to make creating new business apps faster and more robust.

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Price wars heat up on new 16-inch MacBook Pros: here's where to save the most money

Price wars heat up on new 16-inch MacBook Pros: here's where to save the most money

Competition between Apple resellers is heating up and driving down prices for consumers looking to purchase Apple's latest 16-inch MacBook Pro. Here's where to save the most money on the new notebooks.

T-Mobile COO Mike Sievert replaces John Legere as CEO in May 2020

T-Mobile COO Mike Sievert replaces John Legere as CEO in May 2020

John Legere will be exiting his role as CEO of T-Mobile in April 2020, to be replaced by President and COO Mike Sievert on May 1, but despite stepping down from the top of one of the four main U.S. Carriers, Legere seemingly won't be taking early retirement.

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Apple and Salesforce release Trailhead Go education app for iOS, iPadOS

Apple and Salesforce release Trailhead Go education app for iOS, iPadOS

Tim Cook to talk at event launching a free education app that's solely for iOS and iPadOS, plus how Apple and Salesforce have together updated the mobile version of the Salesforce app and its developer SDK.

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Russian bank exec says Apple Card has 'few innovative features'

Russian bank exec says Apple Card has 'few innovative features'

Sberbank's chief technology officer David Rafalovsky talks down Apple Card, saying neither it nor any other credit card is actually significantly innovating, and calls for banks to adopt new technology.

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B&H launches early Apple Black Friday sale with savings on 100s of items

B&H launches early Apple Black Friday sale with savings on 100s of items

B&H has issued instant rebates on hundreds of Apple products leading up to Black Friday, with prices as low as $45 and savings of up to $700 off. Pick up a 2019 iPad for $299, MacBook Pro from $1,199, iMac desktop for $1,029 and much more.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

White House confirms President Trump's Apple factory visit on Wednesday

White House confirms President Trump's Apple factory visit on Wednesday

The White House has confirmed President Donald Trump will be paying a visit to a facility in Texas used to produce Apple's new modular Mac Pro on Wednesday, though finer details of the visit's purpose has yet to be revealed.

FeatureA6: How Apple's custom silicon and iOS optimized each other

A6: How Apple's custom silicon and iOS optimized each other

After delivering just its first two generations of its ARM processors, Apple was already recognized as a leading mobile silicon designer. Its next moves surprised the industry and began to reveal a strategy of tight vertical integration from silicon to OS that other device makers couldn't match— and didn't even seem to see as important until it was too late.

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Apple Watch styles drop to $169 (record low prices); AirPods fall to $139 at Amazon

Apple Watch styles drop to $169 (record low prices); AirPods fall to $139 at Amazon

Fresh early Black Friday markdowns have been issued at Amazon, with Apple Watch devices dropping to new record low prices thanks to discounts of up to $350 off. Meanwhile, Apple AirPods have received another price cut, knocking the earphones down to $139 while supplies last.

Crime blotter: Festival thefts and drugs weighed on iPhones

Crime blotter: Festival thefts and drugs weighed on iPhones

Hundreds of iPhones are stolen from a festival, a credit card forgery ring is spotted in an Apple Store, and police warn of a drug-dealing scam using iPhones as weighing scales.

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Review: Mophie Juice Pack Access gives your iPhone extra life when you need it

Review: Mophie Juice Pack Access gives your iPhone extra life when you need it

The Mophie Juice Pack Access is designed to keep your phone going on days when you can't make it back to the charging pad.

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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Cortana iOS app to go dark in Australia, UK, Canada on January 31

Cortana iOS app to go dark in Australia, UK, Canada on January 31

Microsoft is changing plans for its digital assistant, with the software giant withdrawing availability for Cortana's iOS app for iPhone and iPad in a number of major territories starting from January 31, with users forced to use other apps to access content previously synchronized with Windows desktops from their mobile devices.

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Ex-Apple executives take aim at datacenter processor market

Ex-Apple executives take aim at datacenter processor market

A trio of former Apple executives who worked on the iPhone maker's mobile chips have launched their own startup to design processors destined for use in data centers, with the company Nuvia recently raising $53 million in funding.

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Teardown shows 16-inch MacBook Pro keyboard's revised mechanism

Teardown shows 16-inch MacBook Pro keyboard's revised mechanism

An initial teardown of the 16-inch MacBook Pro offers a close examination of the new keyboard mechanism used in the model, with the scissor mechanism deemed to be a massive improvement over the prior butterfly mechanism.

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Cook, Trump to meet at Apple's Texas plant on Wednesday

Cook, Trump to meet at Apple's Texas plant on Wednesday

Apple CEO Tim Cook will on Wednesday host President Donald Trump at a computer facility in Texas where the company's Mac Pro is assembled.

VideoHere's what the 16-inch MacBook Pro keyboard sounds like

Here's what the 16-inch MacBook Pro keyboard sounds like

Apple has released the 16-inch MacBook Pro to the world, after almost a year of rumors. The most obvious changes are how the keyboard feels, and what the machine sounds like in use.

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ExclusiveKiller deal: Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro drops to $1,399 ($400 off)

Killer deal: Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro drops to $1,399 ($400 off)

Apple deals continue to roll in, with the latest markdown knocking $400 off Apple's Mid 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro. Now just $1,399, this special price on the quad-core notebook is available only at AppleInsider.

Gary Oldman starring in adoption of 'Slough House' books for Apple TV+

Gary Oldman starring in adoption of 'Slough House' books for Apple TV+

Gary Oldman will star in a drama about spies not up to the job, called "Slow Horses" based on the long-running "Slough House" book series.

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Apple AirPods Pro are back on sale at Amazon

Apple AirPods Pro are back on sale at Amazon

Amazon's popular $15 price drop is back on Apple AirPods Pro, with the hot new accessory priced at $234.95 while supplies last. After selling out at the reduced price several times, this special offer might not last long.

New German law mandates opening up Apple Pay NFC tech to rivals

New German law mandates opening up Apple Pay NFC tech to rivals

German legislators have rushed new legislation through that could force Apple to provide access to its NFC chip, allowing competitors to provide their own mobile payment platforms on the iPhone and Apple Watch.

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Vaping apps getting removed from App Store amid health concerns

Vaping apps getting removed from App Store amid health concerns

Over 180 vaping-related apps will be removed from the App Store in the coming hours and days, as Apple seeks to reduce youth exposure to e-cigarette marketing.

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FeatureMacBook Pro 16-inch & Apple Card gender bias on the AppleInsider Podcast

MacBook Pro 16-inch & Apple Card gender bias on the AppleInsider Podcast

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William talk about the new 16-inch MacBook Pro reveal, Phil Schiller's remarks about Chromebooks and the new MacBook Pro keyboard, the rumored iPad Pro and "iPhone SE2," and Facebook using your camera unintentionally.

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ExclusiveNomad discounts Apple Watch, AirPods, iPhone accessories for the holidays

Nomad discounts Apple Watch, AirPods, iPhone accessories for the holidays

Available exclusively for AppleInsider readers, premium accessory maker Nomad is knocking 15% off full price and in stock items with coupon. Snap up Nomad's highly regarded wireless chargers for Apple's iPhone, AirPods and Apple Watch before the holiday rush — or outfit your Mac setup with sleek, high-quality cables for a seamless cross-device solution.

Apple TV+ subscriptions & ads predicted to generate $25 billion per year by 2025

Apple TV+ subscriptions & ads predicted to generate $25 billion per year by 2025

JP Morgan analyst Samik Chatterjee says that more than three years after Tim Cook started highlighting Services revenue investors are starting to appreciate that aspect of the company — and Apple TV+ plus the potential of dramatic advertising revenue growth will lead the charge.

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

FeatureHow to use Apple's HomeKit Secure Video in iOS 13

How to use Apple's HomeKit Secure Video in iOS 13

Apple's HomeKit Secure Video in iOS 13 allows smart home device users to encrypt security camera feeds end-to-end and securely store those videos within iCloud. This is everything you need to know about the feature and how to use it.

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Apple hires pro-Trump lobbyist to assist in China tariff battle

Apple hires pro-Trump lobbyist to assist in China tariff battle

Apple has enlisted the services of Jeffrey Miller, a well-known ally of President Donald Trump, to help in its ongoing battle to avoid fallout from the China-U.S. trade war.

New iPhone to catapult Apple to head of 5G smartphone market in 2020, analyst says

New iPhone to catapult Apple to head of 5G smartphone market in 2020, analyst says

Apple is expected to take a seat at the head of the 5G smartphone table in 2020 upon introduction of an iPhone capable of taking advantage of the speedy network technology, according to new research from Strategy Analytics.

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Apple halts iOS 13.2 code signing following release of iOS 13.2.2

Apple halts iOS 13.2 code signing following release of iOS 13.2.2

Following the release of iOS 13.2.2 last week, Apple on Thursday ceased code signing of the previous iOS 13.2 build to ensure users are running the most up-to-date software on their mobile devices.

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Should you upgrade to the 16-inch MacBook Pro?

Should you upgrade to the 16-inch MacBook Pro?

Now that Apple's late-2019 16-inch MacBook Pro is available to order, AppleInsider breaks down who should and who shouldn't upgrade to the newest portable powerhouse.

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Apple News+ fails to bring in new subscribers despite impressive launch

Apple News+ fails to bring in new subscribers despite impressive launch

Apple's Apple News+ launched earlier this year with impressive initial subscriber counts, but the company has failed to bring in significant numbers since then.

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AirPods Pro gain first firmware update since release

AirPods Pro gain first firmware update since release

Apple has released its first firmware update for the AirPods Pro since shipping the audio accessories, with the update gradually rolling out and automatically updating on shipped units.

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Logitech's Circle 2 is first cam to support Apple's HomeKit Secure Video

Logitech's Circle 2 is first cam to support Apple's HomeKit Secure Video

Logitech's Circle 2s became the first cameras to support Apple's HomeKit Secure Video storage feature on Thursday with the release of a beta firmware designed to upgrade units already in customers' hands.

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EditorialApple's new 16-inch MacBook Pro reveals its future direction

Apple's new 16-inch MacBook Pro reveals its future direction

Apple's decision to radically redesign its largest and most powerful MacBook Pro just six months after its last refresh tells us a lot about how the company plans its hardware strategy and what factors drive its engineering.

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TipsHow to use Apple's trade-in program to get a discounted iPhone

How to use Apple's trade-in program to get a discounted iPhone

Trading in last year's iPhone is a good way to save some money on a new one — except that at first, it doesn't save you anything at all. Then whether you're going to trade it in at Apple or somewhere else, are steps you need to take to get your iPhone ready.

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Apple launches new women's health, hearing, & heart and movement studies

Apple launches new women's health, hearing, & heart and movement studies

After an initial announcement in September at the iPhone 11 launch event, Apple and its research partners have opened up a trio of studies for participants with an Apple Watch and an iPhone utilizing the new Research app — Heart and Movement, Women's Health, and Hearing Studies.

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Apple's 'iRing,' AR headset resurface in Augmented Reality filings

Apple's 'iRing,' AR headset resurface in Augmented Reality filings

In a trio of new patents about Augmented Reality, Apple reveals that it is continuing to work on using a smart ring to help with detecting a user's motion, as well as new systems for playing relevant audio, and positioning virtual objects in the real world.

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Future versions of Apple's Siri may interpret your emotions

Future versions of Apple's Siri may interpret your emotions

Future versions of Apple's Siri may go beyond voice recognition to enhance accuracy, taping into FaceTime cameras in the company's devices to simultaneously analyze facial reactions and emotions as users engages in dialog with the voice assistant.

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