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Friday, January 21, 2022

Apple removes Unidays verification requirement for educational purchases

Apple removes Unidays verification requirement for educational purchases

Apple appears to have reversed course on its decision to require stricter verification for customers on its online education store just a couple of days after implementing it.

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Amazon, Meta set lobbying spending records in 2021 as Apple's decreased

Amazon, Meta set lobbying spending records in 2021 as Apple's decreased

Amazon and Facebook parent company Meta spent a record amount of money lobbying the federal government in 2021, while Apple actually decreased its lobbying budget during the year.

Jon Hamm laments not being on Apple TV+ in new ad for the service

Jon Hamm laments not being on Apple TV+ in new ad for the service

Apple takes a moment to highlight its star-studded programming for Apple TV+ in its latest ad featuring Jon Hamm.

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'Central Park' season two restarts on Apple TV+ on March 4

'Central Park' season two restarts on Apple TV+ on March 4

Apple has announced that the other half of the second season of its animated musical show "Central Park" will arrive on Apple TV+ on Friday, March 4.

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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.

Best deals Jan. 21: 2020 1TB 11-inch iPad Pro for $860, Xbox Series X for $280, more!

Best deals Jan. 21: 2020 1TB 11-inch iPad Pro for $860, Xbox Series X for $280, more!

In addition to the massive iPad Pro discount, Friday's best deals include $80 off a 2K 144Hz 27-inch monitor, $40 off Apple's MagSafe Battery Pack, and a $600 75-inch 4K HDR TV.

Apple executive discusses inspiration behind 'Time to Run' on Apple Fitness+

Apple executive discusses inspiration behind 'Time to Run' on Apple Fitness+

Apple Fitness+ executive says the idea behind 'Time to Run' was to motivate existing runners move beyond their "everyday neighborhood run."

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iPhone SE, 'M2' MacBook Pro, and 'Apple Watch Series 8' on the AppleInsider podcast

iPhone SE, 'M2' MacBook Pro, and 'Apple Watch Series 8' on the AppleInsider podcast

On this week's episode of the AppleInsider podcast, new models of iPhone SE and iPad Air are preparing to launch, reports claim "Apple Watch Series 8" may come in three sizes, and we discuss the Apple Silicon roadmap for 2022.

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Apple France to stop bundling EarPods with iPhone

Apple France to stop bundling EarPods with iPhone

Following a change in French law, Apple will no longer be legally required to provide EarPods with its iPhone 13.

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Google is working on an AR headset to rival Apple, Meta

Google is working on an AR headset to rival Apple, Meta

Development has reportedly begun at Google on an augmented reality headset, possibly launching in 2024, and aimed at rivalling Apple AR.

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Intel to build $20 billion chip factory in Ohio

Intel to build $20 billion chip factory in Ohio

Intel is reportedly planning to invest at least $20 billion to create a new processor facility near Columbus, Ohio, continuing chip companies' moves to reduce dependency on other countries.

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ExclusiveApple's 16-inch MacBook Pro with 1TB SSD gets new $200 discount, in stock today

Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro with 1TB SSD gets new $200 discount, in stock today

Equipped with a spacious 1TB SSD, Apple's new 16-inch MacBook Pro is now $200 off in addition to $80 off AppleCare. Units are in stock and ready to ship, beating Apple's mid-March delivery estimate by well over six weeks.

Thursday, January 20, 2022

New Apple ads highlight battery life, durability of the iPhone 13

New Apple ads highlight battery life, durability of the iPhone 13

Apple has released two new ads focusing on the iPhone 13, showcasing the battery life and durability of Apple's latest smartphone.

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New 'Shot on iPhone 13 Pro' film celebrates Chinese New Year

New 'Shot on iPhone 13 Pro' film celebrates Chinese New Year

To commemorate the Chinese New Year, Apple has released a new short film in its "Shot on iPhone" series called "The Comeback."

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Godzilla and the Titans original series coming to Apple TV+

Godzilla and the Titans original series coming to Apple TV+

Apple TV+ has announced a series order for a brand new live-action series focused on Godzilla and the Titans based on Legendary's Monsterverse franchise.

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FeatureiPad, iPad mini, iPad Air, or iPad Pro: Which iPad to buy at any price point

iPad, iPad mini, iPad Air, or iPad Pro: Which iPad to buy at any price point

Apple's catalog of iPad models covers an extremely wide range of price points for its customers. Here's what iPad you should be getting for your budget.

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B&H revamps Payboo Credit Card, now offers choice of sales tax refund or special financing

B&H revamps Payboo Credit Card, now offers choice of sales tax refund or special financing

B&H has relaunched its Payoo Credit Card, now offering shoppers a choice of a sales tax refund or special financing of up to 12 month on qualifying purchases. The Payboo benefits can also be stacked with the latest Apple deals and exclusive offers for hundreds of dollars in savings.

Apple taps spokesperson Kristin Huguet to lead international PR

Apple taps spokesperson Kristin Huguet to lead international PR

Apple has appointed company veteran and long-time spokesperson Kristin Huguet as its vice president of worldwide communications, replacing Stella Low.

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Senate Judiciary Committee advances antitrust bill targeting Big Tech

Senate Judiciary Committee advances antitrust bill targeting Big Tech

A bipartisan antitrust bill aimed at stopping tech giants from "self-preferencing" their own products and services on platforms they own is headed for a vote before the full Senate.

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Epic claims App Store antitrust trial judge made too many legal mistakes in her ruling

Epic claims App Store antitrust trial judge made too many legal mistakes in her ruling

Thursday's appeal filing by Epic claims that Judge Gonzales Roberts "erred" in her Epic versus Apple antitrust rulings.

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Apple issues first Release Candidate beta of macOS 12.2

Apple issues first Release Candidate beta of macOS 12.2

Apple has seeded a Release Candidate build of macOS Monterey 12.2 to developer beta testers.

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Apple releases first Release Candidates of iOS 15.3, iPadOS 15.3, tvOS 15.3, watchOS 8.4

Apple releases first Release Candidates of iOS 15.3, iPadOS 15.3, tvOS 15.3, watchOS 8.4

Apple has moved on to its third round of developer betas, with Release Candidates of iOS 15.3, iPadOS 15.3, tvOS 15.2, watchOS 8.4, and HomePod software 15.2 now available for testing.

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ExclusiveDeal alert: Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro is $200 off, in stock right now

Deal alert: Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro is $200 off, in stock right now

AppleInsider readers can snag exclusive pricing on Apple's Late 2021 16-inch MacBook Pro, with five popular configurations in stock and ready to ship, including the standard model for $2,299 ($200 off retail). Plus, save $80 on AppleCare.

Peloton halts production of fitness bikes, cites 'significant' loss of demand

Peloton halts production of fitness bikes, cites 'significant' loss of demand

Fitness firm Peloton is reported to be temporarily halting production of its bikes and treadmills, citing continued decline in sales since after demand from people working at home peaked.

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Apple poised to break holiday quarter financial records despite challenges, Katy Huberty says

Apple poised to break holiday quarter financial records despite challenges, Katy Huberty says

Morgan Stanley's Katy Huberty expects Apple to break holiday quarter earnings and edge out Wall Street's expectations for the quarter thanks to iPhone production improvements and Services performance.

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Apple TV+ releases trailer for 'The Sky is Everywhere'

Apple TV+ releases trailer for 'The Sky is Everywhere'

Ahead of its streaming and limited theatrical debut on February 11, 2022, Apple TV+ has released a trailer for "The Sky is Everywhere," by Jandy Nelson.

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Canon debuts EOS R5 C 8K cinema camera with active cooling system

Canon debuts EOS R5 C 8K cinema camera with active cooling system

Canon has introduced a new hybrid cinema camera that combines professional video capabilities and a full-frame mirrorless body with an active cooling system.

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Best deals Jan. 20: $100 off M1 Mac Mini, 47% off Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, $45 Fire 8 HD tablet, more!

Best deals Jan. 20: $100 off M1 Mac Mini, 47% off Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, $45 Fire 8 HD tablet, more!

Thursday's best deals include $500 off a Sony 75-inch 4K HDR TV, a $25 30W charger, $70 off a 10-port Gigabit ethernet switch with two 10-Gigabit ports, and half off a Razer Battle gear bundle.

Chase Sui Wonders joins Apple's 'City on Fire' series

Chase Sui Wonders joins Apple's 'City on Fire' series

The forthcoming Apple TV+ series "City on Fire" has signed Chase Sui Wonders, from "On the Rocks," and "Betty," to star in the eight-part crime drama.

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Apple TV+ to remake 'Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown'

Apple TV+ to remake 'Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown'

Writer/director Pedro Almodovar has reportedly signed with Apple TV+ to work on turning his Oscar-nominated black comedy movie into a new series.

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Future AirPods could shut off noise cancellation if a code word is spoken

Future AirPods could shut off noise cancellation if a code word is spoken

Apple is researching how future AirPods could allow specific spoken codewords, or your partner's voice, to break through noise cancellation settings.

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Apple countersues Ericsson in 5G patent dispute

Apple countersues Ericsson in 5G patent dispute

Apple has responded to Ericsson's lawsuits over the use of its 5G patents, with a countersuit that seeks a US import ban on the Swedish company's mobile base stations.

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

IRS will soon demand video selfies for online user identification

IRS will soon demand video selfies for online user identification

Users planning to file their taxes or check their tax payment history will soon be required to provide extensive documentation to a third-party company, including shots of utility bills and a video selfie.

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Apple Music is the second most used music streaming service globally, Spotify remains in top spot

Apple Music is the second most used music streaming service globally, Spotify remains in top spot

New research shows that Apple Music accounts for 15% of the global music streaming market, still falling behind streaming giant Spotify, which holds more than 30%.

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Illinois latest to try to mandate payments from outside the 'oppressive regime' App Store

Illinois latest to try to mandate payments from outside the 'oppressive regime' App Store

Illinois senators have filed a bill that would require Apple and Google to allow alternative payment systems for app developers.

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AirPods crucial to summoning medical help after serious head injury

AirPods crucial to summoning medical help after serious head injury

A New Jersey designer has detailed how she used her AirPods and Siri to call for help after sustaining a head injury alone in her studio.

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Deal: Lifetime Microsoft Office Home & Business for Mac license dips to $49.99

Deal: Lifetime Microsoft Office Home & Business for Mac license dips to $49.99

Bargain hunters looking for a cheap Microsoft Office license to run on one Mac can gain lifetime access to the 2021 Home & Business collection of tools for just $49.99.

ReviewWemo Stage with Thread review: Finally a reliable HomeKit button

Wemo Stage with Thread review: Finally a reliable HomeKit button

Belkin has finally finished rolling out its Thread-enabling update to the Wemo Stage scene controller that makes this tiny remote the best option for commanding your HomeKit home.

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Nanoleaf is discontinuing original Light Panels, get them while you can at 50% off

Nanoleaf is discontinuing original Light Panels, get them while you can at 50% off

The original Nanoleaf Light Panels are being discontinued in favor of the new Shapes lineup, but you can get up to 50% off remaining panels and expansion packs while supplies last.