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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Review: Oura Ring is a good complement to the Apple Watch

Review: Oura Ring is a good complement to the Apple Watch

AppleInsider reviews the Oura Ring, a fashionable wearable that tracks key sleep measurements and can alert you to subtle health or bodily changes.

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Apple doubled iPhone sales in India during Q4

Apple doubled iPhone sales in India during Q4

Statistics from research firms Counterpoint and CyberMedia point to a year-on-year doubling of Apple's iPhone business in India for the fourth quarter of 2020, though the figure sits at a comparatively paltry 1.5 million units.

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Apple to push iOS widgets, App Clips, iPad app ports at virtual developer sessions

Apple to push iOS widgets, App Clips, iPad app ports at virtual developer sessions

Apple on Tuesday invited select developers to take part in a series of informational sessions covering widgets, App Clips and other new iOS 14 features, suggesting the company is looking to boost integration of the capabilities.

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Apple didn't want to leave 'money on the table' with Apple TV app commissions

Apple didn't want to leave 'money on the table' with Apple TV app commissions

Newly revealed email discussions between Apple executives show that Apple TV App Store commissions were carefully planned to ensure the company didn't leave any "money on the table."

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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.

Lawsuit claims Apple Maps infringes on navigation patents

Lawsuit claims Apple Maps infringes on navigation patents

Apple has been hit with a lawsuit claiming that its Apple Maps platform infringes on two patents owned by a Texas-based LLC.

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Apple patches three zero-day vulnerabilities in iOS 14.4, other updates

Apple patches three zero-day vulnerabilities in iOS 14.4, other updates

Apple's latest iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4 updates include fixes for three zero-day security flaws that the company believes may have been exploited in the wild.

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Plex announces retro gaming subscription service Plex Arcade

Plex announces retro gaming subscription service Plex Arcade

Plex has partnered with Atari to bring classic games to its app platform and will allow users to host their own game ROMs via a paid subscription service.

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HomePod mini updated with new Handoff experience in OS version 14.4

HomePod mini updated with new Handoff experience in OS version 14.4

Apple has released a new HomePod and HomePod mini software update with a version number of 14.4 and a new Handoff experience for HomePod mini.

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Apple releases tvOS 14.4 with bug fixes

Apple releases tvOS 14.4 with bug fixes

Apple on Tuesday released tvOS 14.4 to the public with bug fixes but no known user-facing feature updates.

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Apple releases watchOS 7.3 with Unity watch face, wider ECG support

Apple releases watchOS 7.3 with Unity watch face, wider ECG support

Apple has just released watchOS 7.3 to the public with a new Unity watch face and expanded ECG support.

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iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4 released with new Find My Items support, improved HomePod mini Handoff

iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4 released with new Find My Items support, improved HomePod mini Handoff

Apple on Tuesday released iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4 with better HomePod mini Handoff, third-party Find My device support, and various bug fixes.

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ReviewReview: Grovemade's premium headphone stand is simple and elegant

Review: Grovemade's premium headphone stand is simple and elegant

Grovemade's wonderfully elegant wood and leather headphone stand is the best way to display your headphones of choice — be it a set of Sony headphones or your AirPods Max.

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Second-generation AirPods Pro may land in early 2021

Second-generation AirPods Pro may land in early 2021

Apple could bring out a second-generation version of the AirPods Pro by the end of spring, a report claims, after Apple placed orders for flash memory from one supplier that may be used in the personal audio accessories.

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Apple TV+ Israeli spy series 'Tehran' renewed for second season

Apple TV+ Israeli spy series 'Tehran' renewed for second season

Apple TV+ has officially renewed the espionage thriller "Tehran," following an announcement that producers began work on the second season in early December.

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Tim Cook will speak at EU data protection conference about Apple's advertising policies

Tim Cook will speak at EU data protection conference about Apple's advertising policies

Apple CEO Tim Cook will be making an appearance at the CPDP data protection conference on Thursday, to speak about advertising and Apple's work to protect the privacy of its users.

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Today's best deals: 16" MacBook Pro returns to $2,099, 50% off H&R Block tax software for Mac

Today's best deals: 16

Apple resellers have reissued a $300 price drop on multiple 16-inch MacBook Pros, delivering MacBook Pro deals we haven't seen since Black Friday. Tax preparation software from H&R Block is also half off at Amazon, with both Mac and Windows versions eligible for the discount.

Apple suppliers paying staff to skip Chinese New Year over coronavirus fears

Apple suppliers paying staff to skip Chinese New Year over coronavirus fears

Apple's major manufacturing suppliers in China are offering incentives to workers who agree not to go home for the traditional Lunar New Year in February because of the coronavirus.

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Apple marks Black History Month with limited edition Apple Watch, major content push

Apple marks Black History Month with limited edition Apple Watch, major content push

Apple is marking Black History Month by offering users a wide variety of content, to amplify creators and businesses across its various digital storefronts and services, as well as offering a limited edition Apple Watch and corresponding Sport Band.

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Spotify launches literary audiobooks as 'test' of non-music streaming

Spotify launches literary audiobooks as 'test' of non-music streaming

A small collection of new audiobook recordings of classic novels have been added to Spotify in what the company says is a test run.

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'Apple Car' may automatically configure seats, keep displays private

'Apple Car' may automatically configure seats, keep displays private

Passengers of the "Apple Car" may only be able to see displays inside the vehicle while wearing special glasses for privacy, while the driver may discover the car's seat and steering wheel could change position automatically by detecting the presence of their iPhone.

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Apple launches 'New World' creativity series for 'Today at Apple'

Apple launches 'New World' creativity series for 'Today at Apple'

Apple is adding to its global online education sessions "Today at Apple," with a 12-week series of creative sessions in conjunction with London-based publisher It's Nice That.

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Taron Egerton set for Apple TV+ drama 'In with the Devil'

Taron Egerton set for Apple TV+ drama 'In with the Devil'

"Rocketman" star Taron Egerton is expected to sign with Apple TV+ for a new serial killer series, based on the novel "In with the Devil."

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Monday, January 25, 2021

Corellium opens iOS device virtualization support to individual accounts

Corellium opens iOS device virtualization support to individual accounts

Hot off its court win against Apple, Software virtualization firm Corellium on Monday announced an expansion of services that enables customers to virtualize iPhone and iPad devices on individual accounts.

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ReviewReview: Car and Driver Intellidash+ is a painless way to add CarPlay to your vehicle

Review: Car and Driver Intellidash+ is a painless way to add CarPlay to your vehicle

The Car and Driver Intellidash+ is the easiest way to add CarPlay to your vehicle without any installation required.

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Lawsuit claims Apple facilitates, benefits from illegal gambling on the App Store

Lawsuit claims Apple facilitates, benefits from illegal gambling on the App Store

Apple has been hit with a lawsuit claiming that it hosts, facilities, and benefits from an illegal gambling enterprise on the App Store.

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Apple's Dan Riccio transitions to special project, John Ternus now SVP of Hardware Engineering

Apple's Dan Riccio transitions to special project, John Ternus now SVP of Hardware Engineering

Apple on Monday announced longtime hardware engineering chief, Dan Riccio, will transition to the role of vice president of engineering as he takes on a "new project" for the tech giant.

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UBS raises Apple Q1 2021 revenue estimates on iPhone 12, Mac strength

UBS raises Apple Q1 2021 revenue estimates on iPhone 12, Mac strength

Investment bank UBS has raised its Apple December quarter estimates, citing better-than-expected iPhone shipments, average selling prices, and Mac sales.

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Sony's WH-1000XM4 headphones are back down to $278, matching holiday pricing

Sony's WH-1000XM4 headphones are back down to $278, matching holiday pricing

The best price on Sony's popular WH-1000XM4 noise-canceling headphones has returned, with top online retailers knocking $72 off the over-ear headset that pairs well with Macs for work-from-home calls.

Apple TV+ shares first look featurette for 'Palmer,' coming Jan. 29

Apple TV+ shares first look featurette for 'Palmer,' coming Jan. 29

The cast and crew of upcoming life-after-prison drama "Palmer" sit down in a new featurette to discuss the Apple TV+ film's characters and narratives.

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Apple's Jeff Williams and Jay Blahnik talk new 'Time to Walk' feature

Apple's Jeff Williams and Jay Blahnik talk new 'Time to Walk' feature

Apple Fitness+'s Time to Walk feature aims to encourage people to walk and connect with interesting people, Apple COO Jeff Williams and Fitness and Health technologies director Jay Blahnik, with the new Apple Watch addition meant to mimic going for a walk with someone.

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Italian consumer group sues Apple for alleged planned obsolescence

Italian consumer group sues Apple for alleged planned obsolescence

Italian consumer group Altroconsumo has launched a class action lawsuit against Apple claiming that it practiced planned obsolescence with an update that slowed down iPhone devices.

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Apple releases second macOS Big Sur 11.2 release candidate

Apple releases second macOS Big Sur 11.2 release candidate

Apple on Monday released the second release candidate version of its upcoming macOS Big Sur 11.2 update, days after the first RC and likely just ahead of a public launch.

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Apple to report Q1 2021 revenue above $100B, JP Morgan says

Apple to report Q1 2021 revenue above $100B, JP Morgan says

Apple's December 2020 quarter will be the company's first with revenues above $100 billion thanks to the iPhone 12 and remote work tailwinds, JP Morgan analysts predict.

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TSMC puts workers in isolation over COVID-19 outbreak fears

TSMC puts workers in isolation over COVID-19 outbreak fears

Apple chip producer TSMC has started to instruct workers who visited a hospital in Taiwan to isolate themselves for two weeks, as well as preventing them from entering a factory used to produce Apple's processors.

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Apple TV+ 'The Snoopy Show' trailer uploaded to YouTube

Apple TV+ 'The Snoopy Show' trailer uploaded to YouTube

Apple has released another trailer for "The Snoopy Show" on its YouTube channel, with the series set to release to Apple TV+ in February.

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ExclusiveDeals: Apple's M1 Mac mini is on sale for $645, plus bonus savings on every other config

Deals: Apple's M1 Mac mini is on sale for $645, plus bonus savings on every other config

Priced at $645 with coupon, Apple's Mac mini with the company's M1 chip offers a lot of machine at a budget-friendly price.

Wedbush raises AAPL price target to $175, expects 'eye popping' earnings

Wedbush raises AAPL price target to $175, expects 'eye popping' earnings

Wedbush has raised its Apple price target to $175 on expectations that the company will announce "eye popping" iPhone shipments and earnings for the December quarter.

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Apple Watch 'Series 7' rumor claims glucose monitoring is on the way

Apple Watch 'Series 7' rumor claims glucose monitoring is on the way

The "Apple Watch Series 7" may include the long-rumored glucose monitoring feature, a report about Samsung's rival wearable device suggests, despite the difficulty of taking blood sugar measurements without drawing blood.

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