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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Flash deal: Apple's HomePod on sale for $249 ($100 off) while supplies last

Flash deal: Apple's HomePod on sale for $249 ($100 off) while supplies last

After originally selling out within four hours, B&H has brought back the incredibly popular $249 deal on Apple's HomePod with free expedited delivery. What's more, B&H will not collect sales tax in many states. Supplies are limited, so grab this deal while you can.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Microsoft Office apps updated with support for latest macOS Mojave features including Dark Mode

Microsoft Office apps updated with support for latest macOS Mojave features including Dark Mode

Microsoft on Tuesday pushed out an update to its suite of Office apps for Mac with full support for new operating system-level features baked into Apple's macOS Mojave, including Dark Mode and Continuity Camera.

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Verizon app update allows entirely app-based eSIM activation for iPhone XS, XR

Verizon app update allows entirely app-based eSIM activation for iPhone XS, XR

Verizon on Tuesday updated its customer service app, My Verizon, with support for fully app-based eSIM activations on the latest iPhone XS, XS Max and XR.

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ReviewReview: Shinola Canfield In-Ear Monitor earbuds nail the premium experience

Review: Shinola Canfield In-Ear Monitor earbuds nail the premium experience

Shinola has improved its headphone game with a wireless Bluetooth version of the sturdy Canfield In-Ear Monitors. AppleInsider leans back in our comfy chair with our favorite playlist to see how they perform.

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Holiday Apple deals: $300-$700 off 2018 15" MacBook Pros; $225 off Vega models; $50 off 11" iPad Pros

Holiday Apple deals: $300-$700 off 2018 15

With Christmas only two weeks away, now is the time to finish your holiday shopping while the deals are hot. Save up to $700 on Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro thanks to record breaking discounts. New 11-inch iPad Pros are also on sale with prices starting at $759.

Green Monday extended: Save up to $1,300 on MacBooks, iPads, Apple Watches, iMacs, software & more

Green Monday extended: Save up to $1,300 on MacBooks, iPads, Apple Watches, iMacs, software & more

With the countdown to Christmas reaching the two-week mark, retailers are offering last-minute deals on everything from the latest Apple hardware to software and accessories this Green Monday. Save up to $1,300 during the cyber holiday, with free expedited shipping and no sales tax in many states on a variety of configurations.

EditorialThere is a lot of needless investor panic about the Chinese iPhone 'ban'

There is a lot of needless investor panic about the Chinese iPhone 'ban'

News broke on Monday about a ban on iPhone imports and sales in China — and as you'd expect, a chorus of analysts freaked out about it immediately. Here's why they're wrong, and that the ruling isn't anything more than a negotiating tool by Qualcomm.

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Google's Pichai denies any political bias in search results during lengthy Congressional testimony

Google's Pichai denies any political bias in search results during lengthy Congressional testimony

Google CEO Sundar Pichai testified in front of a U.S. congressional panel on Tuesday to address a number of issues, above all deflecting suggestions that the company's search results are biased towards one political party or another.

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PSA: Be sure to try your USB-C hub on your iPad Pro before buying a new one

PSA: Be sure to try your USB-C hub on your iPad Pro before buying a new one

Instead of spending a pile of cash on a new USB-C hub for your new iPad Pro, give your existing one a try first, as most will work just fine.

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First public beta test versions of iOS 12.1.2, tvOS 12.1.2, macOS 10.14.3 arrive

First public beta test versions of iOS 12.1.2, tvOS 12.1.2, macOS 10.14.3 arrive

As it traditionally does Apple has opened up the beta testing process, and has made the first public beta test versions of iOS 12.1.2, tvOS 12.1.2, and macOS 10.14.3 available to willing testers.

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FeatureHoliday Gift Guide 2018: Tech gifts for the musician in your life

Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Tech gifts for the musician in your life

It's the season for giving, but what do you get for the musician in your life? AppleInsider takes a look at some of the best tech-oriented gifts for budding musicians.

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VideoTips: How to perform 15 different swipes & gestures for navigation on an iPhone

Tips: How to perform 15 different swipes & gestures for navigation on an iPhone

There are 15 different gestures you can perform on your iPhone or iPad, not even including app-specific ones. AppleInsider maps out the obvious, the obscure, and the forgotten swipes of iOS, and shows you how to use them all.

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EditorialAmazon Alexa & Google's Assistant are inexcusably terrible at knowing when they're called

Amazon Alexa & Google's Assistant are inexcusably terrible at knowing when they're called

As smart speakers continue to encroach into our lives, the cheaper ones from Google and Amazon need to get better at knowing when we do and don't want them to speak up.

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Mojave hints at new & unannounced Vega GPU chips coming to Mac soon

Mojave hints at new & unannounced Vega GPU chips coming to Mac soon

AMD could be extending its lines of Radeon Pro Vega GPUs that could be used in a future Mac refresh early in 2019, according to identifiers in a recent macOS Mojave update.

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Egypt says Apple is violating competition rules, has 60 days to act

Egypt says Apple is violating competition rules, has 60 days to act

Apple and its regional distributor have 60 days to change how they do business in Egypt or face with legal corrective action by the Egyptian Competition Authority, according to a new government decree.

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TSMC and Foxconn revenues up, contrary to dour iPhone supply chain forecasts

TSMC and Foxconn revenues up, contrary to dour iPhone supply chain forecasts

TSMC and Foxconn, two of Apple's major iPhone production partners, have reported street-beating revenue for November, casting some doubt on supply chain reports suggesting component suppliers are struggling following iPhone production cuts.

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Super Micro found no evidence of iCloud spy chips after audit

Super Micro found no evidence of iCloud spy chips after audit

The supplier at the heart of Bloomberg's contentious iCloud spy chip story has completed its promised audit, and has told customers that it found no evidence of server tampering.

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Apple Pay launches in Germany with support for 15 banks and services

Apple Pay launches in Germany with support for 15 banks and services

Making good on promises to take Apple Pay live in Germany before year's end, Apple on Tuesday activated services of its mobile payments solution in the region with support for 15 financial institutions including Comdirect and Deutsche Bank.

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Apple, other US tech giants denounce Australian 'anti-encryption' bill

Apple, other US tech giants denounce Australian 'anti-encryption' bill

Apple and a cadre of U.S. tech companies on Monday signed a letter condemning Australia's recent passage of a cybersecurity bill that bolsters law enforcement and government efforts to obtain access to encrypted messages.

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Killer deals: $225 off every 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Vega graphics

Killer deals: $225 off every 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Vega graphics

Back by popular demand, Apple authorized reseller Adorama is knocking $225 off every 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Vega 16 or Vega 20 graphics for a limited time. Plus, Adorama will not collect sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

Epic Games pulls pioneering 'Infinity Blade' trilogy from iOS App Store

Epic Games pulls pioneering 'Infinity Blade' trilogy from iOS App Store

Epic Games, developers of worldwide phenomenon Fortnite, on Monday pulled all titles attached to its venerable iOS franchise "Infinity Blade" from the App Store, citing difficulties to maintain support for the apps.

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ExclusiveFinal day: Apple's high-end 1TB 2018 15" MacBook Pro for $2,899 ($300 off)

Final day: Apple's high-end 1TB 2018 15

Exclusively for AI readers, B&H Photo is taking $300 off Apple's high-end Mid 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro. Pick up the 1TB model with an upgraded processor and top-of-the-line graphics for $2,899. Plus, take advantage of free expedited shipping and no tax collected in many states.

FeatureHoliday Gift Guide: the best books and e-books about Apple

Holiday Gift Guide: the best books and e-books about Apple

There are many books for people interested in Apple's design, in its past products and most certainly in Steve Jobs. AppleInsider recommends all the titles that we think will absorb you — and warns you off the surprising one that won't.

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VideoReview: Caviar's luxury $4,600 iPhone has more gold than purpose

Review: Caviar's luxury $4,600 iPhone has more gold than purpose

If you've ever wondered what it is like to use a custom modified $4,600 gold and carbon iPhone with a built-in solar charger, AppleInsider has you covered.

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B&H Holiday Apple Sale: $279 iPads; 2018 MacBook Airs $1,059; 13" MacBook Pros from $1,129; 15" MacBook Pros $2,099

B&H Holiday Apple Sale: $279 iPads; 2018 MacBook Airs $1,059; 13

B&H Photo has launched aggressive holiday discounts on Apple's latest hardware with free expedited delivery in time for Christmas. Find 2018 MacBook Airs on sale from $1,059 ($130 to $150 off), 15" MacBook Pros for $2,099 ($300 off), Apple Watches from $274 (up to $110 off), 2018 iPads for $279 and more.

Apple commences developer beta testing of iOS 12.1.2, tvOS 12.1.2, macOS 10.14.3, and watchOS 5.1.3

Apple commences developer beta testing of iOS 12.1.2, tvOS 12.1.2, macOS 10.14.3, and watchOS 5.1.3

Apple has restarted the beta testing cycle once more after its latest batch of public releases, providing developers the first builds of iOS 12.1.2, tvOS 12.1.2, macOS 10.14.3, and watchOS 5.1.3.

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Apple Watch ECG feature not arriving in Canada anytime soon

Apple Watch ECG feature not arriving in Canada anytime soon

Are you in Canada and looking for the ECG feature of the Apple Watch? You may be in for a long wait.

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Apple Pay could launch in Germany this week after long wait

Apple Pay could launch in Germany this week after long wait

After one of the most conspicuous gaps in Apple Pay's European coverage, Germany may finally be getting access to the payment platform this week.

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Amazon drops more Apple Deals: $249 iPads, $140 off 2018 MacBook Airs, $70 off Apple Watch

Amazon drops more Apple Deals: $249 iPads, $140 off 2018 MacBook Airs, $70 off Apple Watch

With just two weeks to go in the holiday shopping season, Amazon has restocked some of its most popular Apple offerings and is offering them at the lowest prices, including 2018 iPads for $249.99 ($70 off), $70 off Apple Watches and 2018 MacBook Airs for $1,059 ($140 off). Grab them while you can, as they're unlikely to last long.

Some iPhone apps handing precise location data to as many as 40 businesses

Some iPhone apps handing precise location data to as many as 40 businesses

Despite Apple's strict controls on privacy, a number of iOS apps are not only tracking precise location information on anonymized users but sharing it with third-party businesses — sometimes dozens of them, a report revealed on Monday.

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Citi reduces AAPL target to $200, because 'trade wars are bad for tech stocks'

Citi reduces AAPL target to $200, because 'trade wars are bad for tech stocks'

The recent trend of analysts and investment firms cutting their share price targets for Apple has continued, with Citi cutting its expectations for Apple's stock to $200 and suggesting the price could drop further in the future, as low as $125.

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Qualcomm wins import & sales ban on iPhones shipping with iOS 11 in China

Qualcomm wins import & sales ban on iPhones shipping with iOS 11 in China

Qualcomm has won a preliminary order in a Chinese court banning the import and sale of iPhones with older versions of iOS installed out-of-the-box, over software patents that Apple was found to have violated in iOS 11.

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Looters rob Bordeaux Apple Store during French 'Yellow Vest' protests

Looters rob Bordeaux Apple Store during French 'Yellow Vest' protests

The Bordeaux Apple Store was attacked during protests and riots against the French government across the country, with the store essentially cleaned out by the thieves.

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Sunday, December 09, 2018

VideoDecision time: Choosing between the 11-inch versus the 12.9-inch iPad Pros

Decision time: Choosing between the 11-inch versus the 12.9-inch iPad Pros

Just $200 separates the 11-inch and 12-inch 2018 iPad Pros. This is a fairly narrow gap, and we've been told it's a hard call — so AppleInsider is here to help.

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Hands-OnHands on: Must-have Mac audio tool Loopback reworked with major visual changes

Hands on: Must-have Mac audio tool Loopback reworked with major visual changes

True, Rogue Amoeba's Loopback 2 is only a must-have app if you ever work with audio — but you probably do, so it likely is. The tool for routing audio between apps and audio devices gets a makeover and doesn't add new features but greatly refines what it has.

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Saturday, December 08, 2018

ReviewReview: The MacBook Pro with Vega 20 ups the ante of performance and price

Review: The MacBook Pro with Vega 20 ups the ante of performance and price

The i9 MacBook Pro is a feat of engineering and design that Apple has carried forward for the last three models, but choices made at the inception of the line are echoing forward to today, still cutting back a very little bit on what the computer could be, even with the new Vega 20 graphics.

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Friday, December 07, 2018

Apple rings in holidays with Beer Bash featuring Idina Menzel, Toys for Tots drive

Apple rings in holidays with Beer Bash featuring Idina Menzel, Toys for Tots drive

Apple employees on Friday participated in a pair of yearly traditions at the company's One Infinite Loop campus in California, donating goods to the Toys for Tots Program before enjoying a Beer Bash performance featuring Idina Menzel.

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Apple hires CEO of prescription tracking startup Mango Health

Apple hires CEO of prescription tracking startup Mango Health

Apple has hired the former CEO of medication tracking start-up Mango Health Jason Oberfest, with the employment of the executive potentially indicating Apple wants to move its health and fitness-related efforts into helping users manage their medication.

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Verizon switches on eSIMs for owners of iPhone XS, XS Max & XR

Verizon switches on eSIMs for owners of iPhone XS, XS Max & XR

U.S. carrier Verizon is beginning to activate eSIM lines for Apple's dual-SIM iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max, according to subscribers.

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