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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson promotes Apple team-up on 'Rock X Siri: Dominate the Day' YouTube flick [u: now available]

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson promotes Apple team-up on 'Rock X Siri: Dominate the Day' YouTube flick [u: now available]

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has declared that he has partnered with Apple to develope The "Rock X Siri: Dominate the Day" — a film that will debut on YouTube on July 24.

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Latest Apple Park flyover highlights landscaping push, campus-wide construction

Latest Apple Park flyover highlights landscaping push, campus-wide construction

New drone footage of Apple Park reveals that major landscaping work is underway within the main courtyard, and that while diminished in places, campus building construction is still very much active.

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TipsHow to: turn your iPhone into a document scanner, and when you shouldn't

How to: turn your iPhone into a document scanner, and when you shouldn't

Nothing can beat having the iPhone's camera with you but many, many tools can better how that camera shoots documents and what you can do with them later. AppleInsider staffers show you what apps and hardware we use to scan everything from single receipts to the contents of a history archive.

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Hands On: Fantastical 2.4 for Mac adds attachments, Facebook calendar integration

Hands On: Fantastical 2.4 for Mac adds attachments, Facebook calendar integration

Fantastical 2.4 for Mac adds key new features, and AppleInsider checks to see if the $50 entry price is worth it.

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This week on AI: 'Apple Car' & 'iPhone 9' batteries, 'iPhone 8' leaks, Apple software updates & more

This week on AI: 'Apple Car' & 'iPhone 9' batteries, 'iPhone 8' leaks, Apple software updates & more

Batteries, oddly, ended up being a theme of Apple product rumors this week — including ones for the company's possible electric car. The "iPhone 8" otherwise dominated headlines, with less than two months to go before an expected announcement.

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Friday, July 21, 2017

VideoWatch: Hands-on with the new iPad app dock in iOS 11

Watch: Hands-on with the new iPad app dock in iOS 11

With the newly revamped iPad app dock in iOS 11, Apple introduces a completely new interaction experience more in line with macOS. Check out the new UI, which supports in-the-dock app interactions and drag-and-drop gestures, in this AppleInsider video.

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Apple set open applications for new 'Lead' and 'Schedule Planner' retail positions, report says

Apple set open applications for new 'Lead' and 'Schedule Planner' retail positions, report says

Apple is reportedly adding two new jobs to its retail roster in the "Lead," an assistant manager type role, and "Schedule Planner" positions.

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ExclusiveKiller Deals: Save $70 to $200 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states

Killer Deals: Save $70 to $200 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states

First come, first served: AppleInsider readers can use exclusive coupons this week to instantly save between $70 and $200 on every new Mid 2017 MacBook Pro, including Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. In addition to the promo code and instant cash savings, sales tax will not be collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

Verizon Wireless confirms it throttled Netflix streams as part of traffic optimization trial

Verizon Wireless confirms it throttled Netflix streams as part of traffic optimization trial

Verizon Wireless has been throttling video feeds from Netflix over the course of this week, with the carrier claiming it is part of a temporary trial of system to optimize traffic from video streaming services without impacting quality, though customer reports seem to suggest it is a bandwidth cap on Netflix content.

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Attorney Rachel Krevans instrumental in Apple vs. Samsung iPhone patent battle dies at 60

Attorney Rachel Krevans instrumental in Apple vs. Samsung iPhone patent battle dies at 60

Rachel Krevans, former head of intellectual property for Morrison & Foerster and part of Apple's legal team during its infamous IP courtroom fight against Samsung, died on Wednesday at the age of 60 after losing a battle with cancer.

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Deirdre O'Brien named as Apple's new 'Vice President of People' overseeing HR

Deirdre O'Brien named as Apple's new 'Vice President of People' overseeing HR

Apple today announced that Deirdre O'Brien, vice president of Worldwide Sales and Operations, has been named the head of human resources — a title the company is calling the "Vice President of People."

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Apple lobbyist budget hits $2.2 million, beats record for second quarter in a row

Apple lobbyist budget hits $2.2 million, beats record for second quarter in a row

Apple's lobbyist budget in Washington D.C. has exploded during the Trump admininstration, with the company paying a record $2.2 million in the last quarter.

Lowest Prices Anywhere: 13" Touch Bar MacBook Pros as low as $1,499 ($300-$450 off); AirPods in stock for $159; Magic Keyboard for $69 ($30 off)

Lowest Prices Anywhere: 13

While supplies last, shoppers can use our exclusive coupon combined with instant savings to save $300 to $450 on Late 2016 13-inch MacBook Pros with Touch Bar, plus no tax collected on orders outside NY and NJ. Apple AirPods are also back in stock with free 2-day shipping — and the Magic Keyboard is now $69 with a $20 mail-in rebate.

Intel opens fire in solo ITC filing in support of Apple and calls Qualcomm 'abusive,' anti-competitive

Intel opens fire in solo ITC filing in support of Apple and calls Qualcomm 'abusive,' anti-competitive

Supplementing Intel's presence in a trade group in a previous filing, the company has filed its own declaration with the U.S. International Trade Commission in support of Apple in its fight against Qualcomm's wireless technology licensing practices for the iPhone 7, and future devices.

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'Shadow Warrior: Special Edition' for macOS, 'Yankai's Triangle' for iOS temporarily free

'Shadow Warrior: Special Edition' for macOS, 'Yankai's Triangle' for iOS temporarily free

Two games are being briefly made available to download for free on Mac, iPhone, and iPad, with the 2013 remake of 'Shadow Warrior' for macOS offered by Humble Bundle at no charge until July 22, while 'Yankai's Triangle' is the free 'App of the Week' in the App Store.

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FTC examines claims of Amazon using inflated list prices before signing off on Whole Foods takeover

FTC examines claims of Amazon using inflated list prices before signing off on Whole Foods takeover

In reviewing Amazon's proposed $13.7 billion takeover of Whole Foods, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is reportedly exploring a complaint that the company posts false list prices on its website, making its discounts seem better than they really are.

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Mozilla upgrades Firefox for iOS to version 8.0, adds QR code reader and night-reading mode

Mozilla upgrades Firefox for iOS to version 8.0, adds QR code reader and night-reading mode

Mozilla has upgraded Firefox for iOS to version 8.0, with the latest edition of the mobile web browser altering the way it handles tabs, as well as introducing new features including a built-in QR code scanner and a Night Mode that makes Firefox more useful for late night browsing.

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Microsoft revenues up on cloud & Office 365, slowed by phones & Surface

Microsoft revenues up on cloud & Office 365, slowed by phones & Surface

Apple rival Microsoft's revenues were up 13 percent year-over-year to $23.3 billion in the June quarter, with profits of $6.5 billion — driven largely by its cloud and Office businesses however, as some hardware efforts struggled.

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Apple could provide Series 1 Apple Watch as replacement for original models requiring repairs

Apple could provide Series 1 Apple Watch as replacement for original models requiring repairs

Owners of the first-generation Apple Watch could find they will be offered a newer model as a replacement if they take their timepiece in for repairs, with Apple said to have advised its retail stores and Authorized Service Providers that they can use Series 1 Apple Watch parts with the original model.

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FeatureAppleInsider Podcast talks 'iPhone 8' ship date, Qualcomm, and the future of the iPhone SE

AppleInsider Podcast talks 'iPhone 8' ship date, Qualcomm, and the future of the iPhone SE

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Mike W talk about "iPhone 8" rumors, including anticipated launch date, price, and you guessed it, TouchID. Also up, Qualcomm's latest salvo, and what will become of the iPhone SE.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

LG to be exclusive supplier of L-shaped 'iPhone 9' batteries, report says

LG to be exclusive supplier of L-shaped 'iPhone 9' batteries, report says

Apple is months away from announcing an expected "iPhone 8" device, but rumors are already swirling about its successor, with one report claiming LG is to be the sole provider of batteries for the device.

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VideoWatch: Everything you need to know about the new App Store in iOS 11

Watch: Everything you need to know about the new App Store in iOS 11

Apple completely revamped the App Store in iOS 11, adding a number of new features and under-the-hood enhancements, while at the same time streamlining the platform's user interface. AppleInsider goes over all the changes in this in-depth video.

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Samsung expected to announce Galaxy Note 8 on Aug. 23

Samsung expected to announce Galaxy Note 8 on Aug. 23

Samsung on Thursday sent out invitations to a media event set to take place on Aug. 23, where the company is expected to unveil its anticipated Galaxy Note 8 phablet.

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Tech group backs Apple in Qualcomm's ITC complaint

Tech group backs Apple in Qualcomm's ITC complaint

A lobbying group representing big tech industry players like Google and Intel sided with Apple in a filing delivered to the U.S. International Trade Commission, saying Qualcomm's bid to ban iPhone imports would hurt consumers.

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State Farm sues Apple over house fire allegedly caused by 'defective' iPhone

State Farm sues Apple over house fire allegedly caused by 'defective' iPhone

U.S. insurance giant State Farm on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Apple alleging a "defective and unreasonably dangerous" iPhone 4S caused a house fire in Wisconsin in 2016.

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Google's on-demand Play Music comes to Apple's CarPlay

Google's on-demand Play Music comes to Apple's CarPlay

Subscribers to Google Play Music can now access the on-demand service via Apple's CarPlay, which bridges iPhone apps with in-dash interfaces in compatible vehicles.

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'Full Throttle Remastered,' 'Layton's Mystery Journey' arrive on iPhone, iPad

'Full Throttle Remastered,' 'Layton's Mystery Journey' arrive on iPhone, iPad

Two notable puzzle-oriented games have become available to download from the iOS App Store today, with 'Full Throttle Remastered' bringing a classic adventure game up to date, while 'Layton's Mystery Journey' lands on iPhone and iPad months before the Nintendo 3DS edition goes on sale.

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Florida man to pay over $278K for insider trading connected to Apple's AuthenTec takeover

Florida man to pay over $278K for insider trading connected to Apple's AuthenTec takeover

A former AuthenTec worker has reached a $278,773 settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, resolving insider trading charges following Apple's buyout of his employer.

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Apple Clips for iPhone updated with more graphic options, Disney and Pixar characters

Apple Clips for iPhone updated with more graphic options, Disney and Pixar characters

Apple has updated its Clips app, adding an array of Disney characters to the video app, and new customizable text banners, overlays, and posters added for video clip presentations.

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Apple Music host to exclusive live performance from Arcade Fire on July 27

Apple Music host to exclusive live performance from Arcade Fire on July 27

Apple has announced that it will be streaming a performance by Arcade Fire in support of "Everything Now" on July 27 — and it will only be found on Apple Music.

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YouTube TV grows, now services 15 markets and serves 48 channels to iPhone

YouTube TV grows, now services 15 markets and serves 48 channels to iPhone

YouTube has expanded its live television service to 10 more markets, and boosted the number of available nationwide channels to 48 including BBC America, Syfy, plus assorted sports and news channels.

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TSMC's 7nm process enhancement may keep Apple from using Samsung for 'A12' chip production

TSMC's 7nm process enhancement may keep Apple from using Samsung for 'A12' chip production

Samsung may not return to making Apple's A-series processors in 2018 as once thought, with a new report claiming chip producer TSMC's 7-nanometer FinFET fabrication process could help the firm retain its status as sole processor supplier for the upcoming 'A12' chip.

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Apple working with Chinese firm on car battery research - report

Apple working with Chinese firm on car battery research - report

Apple is secretly working with a Chinese firm on research and development of auto batteries, suggesting it may be interested in more than just software for self-driving cars, according to one report.

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Blackberry joins Apple in gaining NSA approval for secure communications

Blackberry joins Apple in gaining NSA approval for secure communications

BlackBerry has received approval from the National Security Agency (NSA) to sell tools for securing phone calls and text messages to the United States government, with the former smartphone producer joining Apple on the list of companies endorsed for federal government use.

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Apple's iOS 10.3.3 update protects against 'Broadpwn' Wi-Fi exploit

Apple's iOS 10.3.3 update protects against 'Broadpwn' Wi-Fi exploit

The iOS 10.3.3 update Apple released on Wednesday reportedly closes a critical Wi-fi vulnerability, known as Broadpwn, that was patched for Android devices earlier this month.

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Carrier billing for Apple services spreads to Denmark, Hong Kong, Sweden

Carrier billing for Apple services spreads to Denmark, Hong Kong, Sweden

Apple has added three more countries to the list of markets where carrier billing is enabled, with users in Denmark, Hong Kong, and Sweden now able to pay for Apple Music, iTunes, and other Apple services through their phone bill for a number of carriers instead of using a credit or debit card.

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Apple ranked as most profitable US company by far on newest Fortune 500 ranking

Apple ranked as most profitable US company by far on newest Fortune 500 ranking

Apple once again has claimed the top spot in global profits, according to Fortune's annual ranking of U.S. companies shaping the world.

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Alleged chassis for Apple's 'iPhone 8' revives claims of rear-mounted Touch ID

Alleged chassis for Apple's 'iPhone 8' revives claims of rear-mounted Touch ID

A leaked metal chassis, purportedly for this fall's "iPhone 8," may suggest that Apple is indeed planning to put a Touch ID sensor on the rear of the device — though the part conflicts with other recent rumors.

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Amazon 'Spark' feature in iPhone app tempts users to buy items through Instagram-style feed

Amazon 'Spark' feature in iPhone app tempts users to buy items through Instagram-style feed

Amazon has launched a new social feature for Prime members using its iPhone app called Spark, encouraging customers to share photographs of their orders with other users and to tag items they are interested in acquiring, with the feature potentially helping the retailer sell more of the shared products.

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