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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Should you wait for Apple Silicon to upgrade to a new Mac?

Should you wait for Apple Silicon to upgrade to a new Mac?

Apple is transitioning its line of Macs from Intel-based processors to its own ARM-based processors over the course of the next few years. That begs the question of whether it's smart to upgrade now, or wait for Apple silicon Macs to launch.

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Developers gain more transparency in App Store dealings via new EU rules

Developers gain more transparency in App Store dealings via new EU rules

The European Union has introduced new regulations, impacting Apple's App Store and Google Play, that aim to make the digital storefronts more transparent to developers and publishers.

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Apple among partners on 'Find Something New' workforce campaign

Apple among partners on 'Find Something New' workforce campaign

The Ad Council has launched a campaign in collaboration with Apple, the White House, and other companies, to encourage people to develop new career skills and "find something new."

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First 'Ted Lasso' Apple TV+ trailer lands on YouTube

First 'Ted Lasso' Apple TV+ trailer lands on YouTube

A new two-minute trailer gives viewers a first look at Apple TV+'s upcoming sports comedy featuring NBC Sports' fictional coach Ted Lasso.

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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 thanks to exclusive coupon discounts. Plus, save $60 on AppleCare and get an additional 5% back with the new Adorama Edge Credit Card. Total savings can reach upward of $440 off the latest systems bundled with AC and the Edge financing promotion.

Apple Car could use infrared light pulses to detect ranges of other vehicles

Apple Car could use infrared light pulses to detect ranges of other vehicles

The depth-sensing capabilities of the Apple Car may not be limited to just LiDAR, with Apple suggesting a version using an infrared camera and light pulses could also be used to detect road obstacles.

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OWC launches Thunderbolt 3 Mini Dock with Gigabit Ethernet port

OWC launches Thunderbolt 3 Mini Dock with Gigabit Ethernet port

Designed to be carried around, OWC's small Thunderbolt 3 dock lets MacBook Pro users attach multiple displays and devices on the go.

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Amnesty International loses case against iPhone spyware firm NSO

Amnesty International loses case against iPhone spyware firm NSO

An Israeli court has ruled against Amnesty International in its case aimed at preventing iOS spyware firm NSO from exporting its hacking tools.

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Apple was working on self-charging, cellular base stations before axing AirPort

Apple was working on self-charging, cellular base stations before axing AirPort

Apple was working on Wi-Fi or cellular base stations that keep themselves charged and powered without either AC power, or human intervention — and which can rejoin the network after a loss of power.

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Monday, July 13, 2020

Rumor: New Apple app for Windows launching soon

Rumor: New Apple app for Windows launching soon

Apple is supposedly on the verge of launching a new first-party app for Microsoft's Windows 10, a move that could see the tech giant replace iTunes with standalone streaming apps.

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SoftBank considering sale or IPO of chip design company Arm Holdings

SoftBank considering sale or IPO of chip design company Arm Holdings

Amid the early stages of Apple's transition to ARM-based silicon, SoftBank is reportedly mulling a sale or public offering of Arm Holdings.

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Apple urges retail staff to work remote, says return to offices unlikely in 2020

Apple urges retail staff to work remote, says return to offices unlikely in 2020

Apple is urging retail staffers to work remotely amid a new spike in COVID-19 cases, casting doubt on a full resumption of in-office work in 2020.

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Apple pays Samsung estimated $950M for missing OLED purchase targets

Apple pays Samsung estimated $950M for missing OLED purchase targets

Apple may have paid Samsung Display in the region of $950 million, analysts believe, a hefty penalty paid out for not buying enough OLED panels to meet a contracted minimum amount.

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Apple gains first-look deal with Idris Elba's Green Door Pictures

Apple gains first-look deal with Idris Elba's Green Door Pictures

Apple has added another celebrity-fronted production company to its roster of content producers for Apple TV , with Idris Elba's Green Door Pictures signing a first-look deal with the streaming service.

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Apple's 'Underdogs' return for new ad about working from home

Apple's 'Underdogs' return for new ad about working from home

Apple on Monday shared a new video in its "Apple at Work" series, this time focused on the use of Apple gear and products to overcome the struggles of working at home.

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Another Eve Cam giveaway, three product reviews, and more on this week's HomeKit Insider

Another Eve Cam giveaway, three product reviews, and more on this week's HomeKit Insider

August Wi-Fi Smart Lock, Eve Cam, and VOCOlinc door sensors are reviewed this week on HomeKit Insider as well as new product announcements and another giveaway.

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How workout and fitness get better with watchOS 7 and iOS 14

How workout and fitness get better with watchOS 7 and iOS 14

Everyone from complete fitness junkies to the most casual of exerciser will appreciate the new workout and fitness features coming as part of watchOS 7, as well as with iOS 14.

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'Batterygate' users can now file to get up to $25 settlement from Apple

'Batterygate' users can now file to get up to $25 settlement from Apple

Users affected by Apple's throttling of older iPhones can now submit a claim to potentially receive around $25 per phone, following a court's decision to accept Apple's settlement.

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Apple Silicon will force industry to reconsider use of Intel chips, says ex-Apple exec

Apple Silicon will force industry to reconsider use of Intel chips, says ex-Apple exec

The creation of Apple Silicon will force Microsoft into making its Windows variant for ARM better and to make better ARM-based hardware, former Apple executive Jean-Louis Gassee has suggested, as Apple's shift will prompt the rest of the PC industry to reconsider its usage of Intel chips.

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Deals: Amazon slashes Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro to $1,999

Deals: Amazon slashes Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro to $1,999

In what is the lowest price ever recorded on Amazon, the e-commerce giant has quietly issued a bonus in-cart discount on Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro, bringing the price down to $1,999. Or opt for a loaded 8-core model for $2,849 ($350 off) today only.

Morgan Stanely sees 'iPhone pot of gold' driving AAPL to $419 per share

Morgan Stanely sees 'iPhone pot of gold' driving AAPL to $419 per share

Morgan Stanley has raised its AAPL price target to $419, suggesting that Apple upgrade and trade-in programs could help the company unlock an "iPhone pot of gold."

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Apple TV+ review: 'Little Voice' is sweet but shallow

Apple TV+ review: 'Little Voice' is sweet but shallow

The new show, created by Broadway stalwarts Sara Bareilles and Jessie Nelson, has a great star and decent songs, but the stakes are way too low.

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Wedbush ups AAPL target to $450 alongside bullish iPhone 12 prediction

Wedbush ups AAPL target to $450 alongside bullish iPhone 12 prediction

Investment bank Wedbush has now raised its APPL price target to $450 and expects it to become the first $2 trillion company during 2021, chiefly on the predicted success of the "iPhone 12."

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Apple allocates $400M towards $2.5B California housing crisis initiative

Apple allocates $400M towards $2.5B California housing crisis initiative

Apple is proceeding in its $2.5 billion commitment to help fight the housing crisis in California, with the allocation of more than $400 million going towards affordable housing projects and homeowner assistance programs in the state in 2020.

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Apple announcing Q3 2020 earnings results on July 30

Apple announcing Q3 2020 earnings results on July 30

Apple has announced that it will reveal its quarterly earnings for the third fiscal quarter of 2020 on July 30, detailing how the company is faring during post-WWDC and during a surge in new COVID-19 cases in the U.S.

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Apple's 20W charger, smaller 'iPhone 12' batteries found in filings

Apple's 20W charger, smaller 'iPhone 12' batteries found in filings

Apple's 20-Watt charger has surfaced in new regulatory filings, even though no charger may be included with the "iPhone 12,", while the battery capacities of the 2020 iPhones may trend smaller than those of 2019.

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Apple upping MacBook Pro orders as working from home demand continues

Apple upping MacBook Pro orders as working from home demand continues

Component suppliers are reporting that Apple is increasing its orders for MacBook Pro parts in a supply chain pressured by demand from more people working at home.

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Sunday, July 12, 2020

Google Chrome to gain MacBook battery-saving features soon

Google Chrome to gain MacBook battery-saving features soon

Google's Chrome browser will consume fewer resources on Macs in the coming months, the search giant has confirmed, with the browser set to introduce a number of updates that will improve battery consumption and overall performance.

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Review: VOCOlinc VS1 is a highly-affordable HomeKit contact sensor

Review: VOCOlinc VS1 is a highly-affordable HomeKit contact sensor

VOCOlinc continues its trend of releasing affordable HomeKit solutions that improve the smart home with the VS1, a new contact sensor which is an essential component of any smart home.

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Apple TV+ 'The Morning Show' cast and crew panel talks about show's relevance

Apple TV+ 'The Morning Show' cast and crew panel talks about show's relevance

Apple has released an hour-long panel discussion featuring the cast and crew of Apple TV series "The Morning Show," with stars and the show's creators speaking about the show and its relevance to the modern media landscape.

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VideoReview: The new August is the best Wi-Fi connected HomeKit smart lock around

Review: The new August is the best Wi-Fi connected HomeKit smart lock around

The new HomeKit-enabled August Wi-Fi Smart Lock is a reliable and secure way to protect your home and fixes near all of the grievances from previous designs.

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Apple TV+ subscribers irked by 'Greyhound' audio sync issue

Apple TV+ subscribers irked by 'Greyhound' audio sync issue

A number of subscribers of Apple TV are discovering sound problems in recent release "Greyhound," with an audio sync issue being noticed roughly an hour into the movie.

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ReviewReview: Evutec's smart audio sunglasses offer great battery life at the expense of sound quality

Review: Evutec's smart audio sunglasses offer great battery life at the expense of sound quality

Evutec brings its version of smart audio glasses to market, offering a cheaper alternative to other high-end brands.

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Saturday, July 11, 2020

New Apple TV+ 'Greyhound' trailer focuses on high crew tension

New Apple TV+ 'Greyhound' trailer focuses on high crew tension

Apple has released a second "Inside Look" trailer promoting the Apple TV movie "Greyhound," with the new video providing viewers with more of an idea of what it would have been like to be aboard the ships during the extremely dangerous mission.

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VideoReview: Eve Cam protects your home and your privacy

Review: Eve Cam protects your home and your privacy

The Eve Cam is a new HomeKit Secure Video-enabled camera that protects your home with high-quality video coverage, but also your privacy by committing only to Apple's smart home platform.

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How Apple taught Apple Watch to dance in watchOS 7

How Apple taught Apple Watch to dance in watchOS 7

The new workout type "Dance" in watchOS 7 needed new algorithms to provide accurate calorie counts, an interview with Apple Fitness Technologies' Julz Arney reveals, a challenging task that required developing ways to monitor the entire body from the wrist.

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LinkedIn sued over clipboard snooping iOS app activity

LinkedIn sued over clipboard snooping iOS app activity

LinkedIn has become the target of a lawsuit over allegations its iOS app reads the Universal Clipboard without informing the user, a claim that suggests LinkedIn is secretly infringing on the privacy of its users.

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Apple TV+ picks up rights to thriller 'Snow Blind' in six-way bidding war

Apple TV+ picks up rights to thriller 'Snow Blind' in six-way bidding war

Apple has secured more content for its Apple TV catalog, with the acquisition of graphic novel adaptation "Snow Blind" starring Jake Gyllenhaal secured following a six-way rights bidding battle.

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Friday, July 10, 2020

Apple reportedly pushes Foxconn to invest $1B to expand iPhone manufacturing in India

Apple reportedly pushes Foxconn to invest $1B to expand iPhone manufacturing in India

Taiwanese contract manufacturer Foxconn is reportedly preparing to infuse up to $1 billion into a production facility in India, an investment supposedly made at the behest of Apple.

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