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Monday, May 21, 2018

VideoHomeKit Insider #002: How to troubleshoot Bluetooth accessories with HomeScan

HomeKit Insider #002: How to troubleshoot Bluetooth accessories with HomeScan

Nailing down issues with HomeKit gear can be very difficult without the right tools. AppleInsider tales a look at a way to troubleshoot problems with Bluetooth accessories.

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Apple staring down possibility of new per-employee tax in Cupertino

Apple staring down possibility of new per-employee tax in Cupertino

Apple's home city of Cupertino is considering a per-employee tax to generate funds for city infrastructure, and the tech giant might be among those companies impacted by the regulations.

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Coach adds new summer bands & colors for Apple Watch

Coach adds new summer bands & colors for Apple Watch

New York-based fashion brand Coach has released several new bands for the Apple Watch, in a range of colors and designs.

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FeatureWhy you shouldn't worry about radiation from your Wi-Fi router or iPhone

Why you shouldn't worry about radiation from your Wi-Fi router or iPhone

There's a lot of bad "science" floating around about radio frequency and electromagnetic field exposure from Wi-Fi routers and the wireless network that your iPhone accesses. AppleInsider delves into the subject, and the actual science behind it.

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Ossic bails on $3.2 million Kickstarter and Indiegogo '3D headset' project [u]

Ossic bails on $3.2 million Kickstarter and Indiegogo '3D headset' project [u]

A maker of unreleased 3D-sensing headphones, Ossic, is shutting down and leaving thousands of Kickstarter and Indiegogo backers in the lurch.

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New iPhone X Animoji Karaoke ad features South Korean group Hyukoh

New iPhone X Animoji Karaoke ad features South Korean group Hyukoh

Apple has released another advertisement using the Animoji Karaoke concept to market the iPhone X, publishing the new 'Taxi Driver' video on its South Korean YouTube channel featuring three of the characters singing along to 'Citizen Kane' by the group Hyukoh.

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Lowest prices anywhere: 13" MacBook Pros on sale from $1,099; 15" models as low as $1,699; $450 off Apple's 2017 27" iMac 5K

Lowest prices anywhere: 13

Apple authorized resellers are slashing prices this weekend on popular 2017 MacBook Pros and iMacs. Save up to $450 on current models and up to $1,200 on closeout configs with instant and coupon discounts, along with 0% financing OAC and no sales tax collected in most states.

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama sign programming deal with Netflix

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama sign programming deal with Netflix

Former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have signed a deal to produce films and series for Netflix, apparently denying Apple the opportunity.

Coupon: 15% off select tech at eBay

Coupon: 15% off select tech at eBay

Heading into the Memorial Day weekend, eBay is knocking 15% off a variety of tech products from popular sellers. From Apple MacBooks and iPads to iPhones and Beats, there are plenty of electronics eligible for the bonus coupon with prices starting under $130.

Apple dips one spot to #4 in 2018 Fortune 500 rankings, leads in profits

Apple dips one spot to #4 in 2018 Fortune 500 rankings, leads in profits

Even with continued growth, Apple has slipped to fourth place in this year's Fortune 500 chart, which ranks the biggest U.S.-based corporations in terms of revenue.

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AOC debuts MacBook-compatible 15.6-inch USB-C monitor

AOC debuts MacBook-compatible 15.6-inch USB-C monitor

Display maker AOC is rolling out a new 15.6-inch portable USB-C monitor, allowing MacBook and MacBook Pro owners to provide power and the video signal to the display through a single cable.

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UK iPhone privacy lawsuit seeks up to $4.29B from Google

UK iPhone privacy lawsuit seeks up to $4.29B from Google

A U.K. lawsuit against Google for bypassing iPhone Web tracking safeguards now includes 4.4 million people listed as plaintiffs, and is aiming for up to 3.2 billion pounds ($4.29 billion) in damages.

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CallKit iPhone apps pulled from Chinese App Store amid new government crackdown

CallKit iPhone apps pulled from Chinese App Store amid new government crackdown

Apple is starting to remove apps from the App Store in China that integrate with CallKit, in response to moves by the country's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology to enforce cybersecurity regulations.

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Last call: Enter to win a Sonos One smart speaker with a lifetime Plex Pass

Last call: Enter to win a Sonos One smart speaker with a lifetime Plex Pass

AppleInsider is partnering with Plex this week to offer readers the chance to win a Sonos One smart speaker bundled with a lifetime Plex Pass. Two prizes will be given away, each valued at $320. Find out how to enter today.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

ExclusiveKiller Deals: Save $350 to $550 on Apple's iMac Pro with no tax in 48 states and 0% financing

Killer Deals: Save $350 to $550 on Apple's iMac Pro with no tax in 48 states and 0% financing

Readers this week can snap up the lowest prices anywhere on Apple's iMac Pro with our exclusive coupon. On top of the bonus savings available only at AppleInsider, there's no sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ, as well as no interest financing for 12 months on approved credit.

Surveillance app stored teens' Apple IDs on unprotected servers

Surveillance app stored teens' Apple IDs on unprotected servers

An app meant to let parents monitor the phone activity of teenagers was saving the latter's Apple ID passwords in unprotected plaintext form, a report revealed on Sunday.

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VideoReview: Logi Circle 2 is the best HomeKit camera, but Apple's support is lacking

Review: Logi Circle 2 is the best HomeKit camera, but Apple's support is lacking

We've spent a few months with Logitech's flagship smart home security camera that gained support for HomeKit just last fall. After extensive usage, we have the verdict on one of the most popular HomeKit cams yet.

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Saturday, May 19, 2018

VideoVideo: iPhone X vs Galaxy S9+ AR Gaming — ARKit vs ARCore

Video: iPhone X vs Galaxy S9+ AR Gaming — ARKit vs ARCore

Apple's ARKit made a public debut at WWDC 2017 and was later released with iOS 11, enabling any iOS device with an A9 or newer processor to run augmented reality games and apps. Like clockwork, Google introduced a competing product in ARCore for devices running Android. We take a closer at the respective AR platforms in this video.

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App Roundup: Fortnite for iOS, Tweetbot 3 for macOS, WhatsApp, eBay, more!

App Roundup: Fortnite for iOS, Tweetbot 3 for macOS, WhatsApp, eBay, more!

New apps and updates to existing software appear in the App Store and other digital marketplaces all the time, and sometimes there's simply too many to track. AppleInsider has collected together some of the main macOS and iOS software updates and new additions that have arrived in the last week.

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Apple and Samsung rest cases patent damages trial, jury to decide on Monday

Apple and Samsung rest cases patent damages trial, jury to decide on Monday

Lawyers in the — maybe — final Apple v. Samsung trial presented their respective closing arguments on Friday, with Apple fighting to persuade jurors that Samsung's infringement of two utility and three design patents is worth more than $1 billion. Samsung argues it should pay $28 million, at most.

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This week on AI: Apple v. Samsung returns, six-month iPhone X review, Irish tax bill payouts & more

This week on AI: Apple v. Samsung returns, six-month iPhone X review, Irish tax bill payouts & more

Apple's legal battles with Samsung and the European Union roared back to life this week. The company also hit a new milestone with Apple Music, and we took a second look at the iPhone X — a gamble on the future of smartphones.

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Apple restarts Barclays, PayPal Credit financing options in the UK

Apple restarts Barclays, PayPal Credit financing options in the UK

Apple this week reinstated product financing alternatives, as well as an informational webpage detailing such purchases, for UK customers shopping on the company's online storefront after the options were made temporarily unavailable.

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ReviewReview: Philips Hue Wellner lamp with Apple HomeKit

Review: Philips Hue Wellner lamp with Apple HomeKit

If you're into its style, the Philips Hue Wellner lamp can be a decent way to way to expand an existing Hue setup, but it's not much good to people who haven't invested — or plan to invest — in the ecosystem.

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Commemorate the Royal Wedding with this $4,000 gold iPhone X

Commemorate the Royal Wedding with this $4,000 gold iPhone X

Goldgenie is marking this weekend's wedding of the UK's Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle by selling a limited-edition iPhone X, one that is encased in 24-karat gold with a commemorative engraving of the couple, priced at just under $4,000.

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Developers Union urges Apple to allow free app trials, make it easier to earn a living

Developers Union urges Apple to allow free app trials, make it easier to earn a living

On Friday a fledgling group calling itself the Developers Union published an open letter to Apple, calling on the company to both expand free app trials and provide developers a livable revenue cut from the App Store.

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Tidal looking into possible data breach as it denies inflating Beyonce & Kanye West streams

Tidal looking into possible data breach as it denies inflating Beyonce & Kanye West streams

Troubled music service Tidal is hiring a third-party security firm to investigate a possible data breach, amid accusations it inflated streaming figures for albums by Beyonce and Kanye West.

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VideoVideo: the iPhone X reviewed, six months later

Video: the iPhone X reviewed, six months later

From its release right up until this month's earnings announcement, analysts have said Apple will discontinue the iPhone X this year due to low sales. While the iPhone X itself might be replaced by new models and not continue for a second year, like the iPhone 7, there is no denying what Apple's premium smartphone has brought to the table.

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ExclusiveCoupon Deals: Save up to $450 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states & 0% financing [u]

Coupon Deals: Save up to $450 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states & 0% financing [u]

AppleInsider readers can take advantage of exclusive coupons and instant discounts this week to instantly save between $50 and $450 on every Mid 2017 MacBook Pro, including Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15" MacBook Pro. Plus, sales tax will not be collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ and systems qualify for 0% financing OAC.

Apple makes first payment of $15.3B disputed Irish tax bill to escrow account

Apple makes first payment of $15.3B disputed Irish tax bill to escrow account

Apple has started to pay off its $15.3 billion tax bill to Ireland, the country's Finance Minister has confirmed, transferring the first $1.76 billion payment to an escrow account.

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This high-tech Dubai apartment building draws inspiration from Apple's iPod & iPad

This high-tech Dubai apartment building draws inspiration from Apple's iPod & iPad

A technologically advanced apartment complex in Dubai, opening later this year, was inspired by the design of Apple's iPod, according to its architect.

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TipsHow to delete the 'mshelper' malware from macOS

How to delete the 'mshelper' malware from macOS

If your Mac is running hot and is consuming its battery at a higher rate than expected in recent days, you may be affected by 'mshelper.' AppleInsider explains how to check for the resource-consuming malware, and how to stop it from slowing down macOS.

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FeatureAppleInsider Podcast talks with artist Author&Punisher, plus Eventide and Teenage Engineering at Moogfest 2018

AppleInsider Podcast talks with artist Author&Punisher, plus Eventide and Teenage Engineering at Moogfest 2018

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor goes to Moogfest 2018 and meets one of the artists performing there, Author&Punisher. Also, we talk with effects processor maker Eventide and synthesizer maker Teenage Engineering about their products and how they're taking advantage of iOS.

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StarTech Thunderbolt 3 Mini Docks offer dual video outputs in a compact package

StarTech Thunderbolt 3 Mini Docks offer dual video outputs in a compact package

Peripherals vendor StarTech has shipped a pair of Thunderbolt 3 Mini Docking stations that add a wider selection of ports to an iMac or a MacBook, with each including support for a pair of 4K monitors and Gigabit Ethernet connections.

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Apple HomePod competitor Sonos lays off 96 employees ahead of expected IPO

Apple HomePod competitor Sonos lays off 96 employees ahead of expected IPO

Wireless speaker manufacturer Sonos on Thursday revealed plans to cut 96 employees from its workforce in a bid to boost profitability, a move that comes just ahead of an expected initial public offering said to be valued in the billions.

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Apple must fight $15.3B EU tax bill without US government help, court says

Apple must fight $15.3B EU tax bill without US government help, court says

On Thursday, the European Union Court of Justice blocked U.S. efforts to side with Apple in the appeal of a $15.3 billion tax bill, which the European Commission first ordered Ireland to collect in August 2016.

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Apple sold about 600,000 HomePods in the first quarter

Apple sold about 600,000 HomePods in the first quarter

Apple may have shipped just 600,000 HomePods during the March quarter, according to an estimate published on Thursday, giving it 6 percent of the fledgling smart speaker market.

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TipsHow to merge together multiple PDF documents using Preview in macOS

How to merge together multiple PDF documents using Preview in macOS

If you need to combine multiple PDF files into a single document, the Preview application in macOS can do the task. AppleInsider explains how to transfer sections between PDF documents to create a single compilation from a variety of sources.

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ExclusiveLowest Prices: Apple's loaded 2017 15" MacBook Pro for $2,999; 256GB 13" MacBook Pro on sale for $1,269

Lowest Prices: Apple's loaded 2017 15

Apple authorized resellers are offering AI readers the absolute lowest prices anywhere on Mid 2017 MacBook Pros. Save $400 on a loaded 15" model with a 3.1GHz processor, 1TB SSD and top-of-the-line Radeon Pro 560 graphics (plus no tax outside NY and NJ). B&H is also knocking $230 off Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with 256GB of storage, now $1,269, a record low.

Apple supplier Toshiba gets China's approval to execute $14B memory chip unit sale

Apple supplier Toshiba gets China's approval to execute $14B memory chip unit sale

Toshiba has received approval from the Chinese government to sell a majority stake of its chip unit, in a move that could affect dealings for the NAND flash memory used in iPhones and other Apple devices.

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