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Friday, April 03, 2020

Apple Stores in US to remain closed until early May

Apple Stores in US to remain closed until early May

Apple in a memo to employees on Thursday said it plans to keep all U.S. retail stores closed until early May as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the nation.

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Thursday, April 02, 2020

Apple Store lists screen protector compatible with 'iPhone SE / 7 / 8'

Apple Store lists screen protector compatible with 'iPhone SE / 7 / 8'

The Apple Store appears to have leaked the official name of Apple's next iPhone, as a listing for an iPhone 8 screen protector was updated on Thursday to reflect compatibility with "iPhone SE."

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Next-generation 'iPhone SE' could launch on Friday with three color options

Next-generation 'iPhone SE' could launch on Friday with three color options

A report on Thursday claims Apple is readying a hotly anticipated successor to its affordable iPhone SE and could debut the handset as soon as Friday.

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Testing, teardown seemingly confirm 2020 iPad Pro lacks U1 chip

Testing, teardown seemingly confirm 2020 iPad Pro lacks U1 chip

Rumors prior to the launch of the 2020 iPad Pro suggested Apple's latest generation tablets would gain the company's U1 Ultra Wideband chip. That doesn't appear to be the case, according to a teardown by iFixit.

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B&H's April Apple sale knocks up to $300 off 16" MacBook Pros, 2020 iPad Pros, AirPods, Apple Watches, more

B&H's April Apple sale knocks up to $300 off 16

New deals added: B&H's latest Apple sale has just launched, and the April event now includes discounts on brand-new 2020 iPad Pros and MacBook Airs. Plus, save hundreds of dollars on 16-inch MacBook Pros, and pick up AirPods for as low as $129.

B&H adds $130 off iPad Air, $1,099 iMac 4K, $1,349 13" MacBook Pro deals to Apple Sale

B&H adds $130 off iPad Air, $1,099 iMac 4K, $1,349 13

Just in, B&H Photo has added more aggressive deals to its April Apple Shopping Event, with a $499 LTE iPad Air, $1,099 iMac 4K and $1,349 MacBook Pro (256GB) now included in the sale.

AirTags name spotted in Apple's own support video

AirTags name spotted in Apple's own support video

The name "AirTags" has appeared in a brand new Apple support video, putting to rest any debate about the product's name.

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Zoom updates macOS installer to remove malware-like exploits

Zoom updates macOS installer to remove malware-like exploits

Video conferencing app Zoom has updated its macOS installer, removing the installation process that was described as "shady" that it had recently been criticized for.

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TipsHow to work together with colleagues by remotely sharing screens

How to work together with colleagues by remotely sharing screens

New screen-sharing software Screen brings remarkably good collaboration tools that will slot into your company's workflow startlingly easily, and let you work with colleagues on their screens or yours as you need.

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New Intel 10th-gen H-series chips launched, suitable for 2020 MacBook Pro refresh

New Intel 10th-gen H-series chips launched, suitable for 2020 MacBook Pro refresh

Intel has revealed specifics on a new line of 10th-generation Core processors for premium laptops — although the improvements over what is presently available are actually relatively small.

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Deals: Apple AirPods get price drop at Amazon, OWC Garage Sale cuts parts by up to 97%, 16" MacBook Pro $2,140

Deals: Apple AirPods get price drop at Amazon, OWC Garage Sale cuts parts by up to 97%, 16

Today's best Apple deals see discounts on everything from AirPods 2 and AirPods Pro to RAM and storage upgrades for older Macs. The standard 16-inch MacBook Pro has also dropped to $2,140 for a limited time with coupon.

Apple and Emerson Collective donate $12 million to new America's Food Fund

Apple and Emerson Collective donate $12 million to new America's Food Fund

America's Food Fund has launched with a $12 million donation from Laurene Powell Jobs' Emerson Collective and Apple.

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Apple wants an iPhone that doesn't just survive underwater, but is usable there

Apple wants an iPhone that doesn't just survive underwater, but is usable there

Future iPads and iPhones could adapt to actually being used underwater, and a new way to sense orientation using the Face ID camera could see display rotation guided by the angle of your face in relation to the device.

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VideoCompared: 2017 iPad Pro versus 2020 iPad Pro

Compared: 2017 iPad Pro versus 2020 iPad Pro

Apple's 2020 iPad Pro lineup may not be that big a difference from the 2018 revision — but there is a much wider gap if you go back to the 2017 model. We compare Apple's newest pro tablet to the popular 2017 line to see how much difference three years can make.

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Siri support for Spotify added to Apple Watch in latest update

Siri support for Spotify added to Apple Watch in latest update

Apple Watch owners can now use Siri voice commands to play music on Spotify conveniently from their wrist.

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FCC drafts rules to widen 6GHz use — here's what that means for you

FCC drafts rules to widen 6GHz use — here's what that means for you

The Federal Communications Commission has drafted rules that would permit unlicensed devices to operate across the 6GHz band, a move that could increase the bandwidth, speed, and efficiency of consumer Wi-Fi and the devices that connect to it.

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TipsHow to automatically request a desktop version of a website on iOS

How to automatically request a desktop version of a website on iOS

Websites typically adapt to the iPhone screen, but that doesn't mean they all do it well. When you know you're going to always need to see the full desktop version instead, you can make your iOS device automatically display it.

Future iPhone could talk vision impaired through taking a good photo

Future iPhone could talk vision impaired through taking a good photo

Apple's iOS may get enhanced accessibility features that allow a device to audibly describe a scene captured by the camera, or present tactile feedback to enable people with low or no vision to take good photos.

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Zoom freezing development to fix security & privacy flaws

Zoom freezing development to fix security & privacy flaws

Popular video conferencing app Zoom has come under fire for numerous security flaws in the last few days, and has now issued a public apology plus a plan of action for resolving the issues.

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Apple researching trackpad & gesture combo for controlling AR

Apple researching trackpad & gesture combo for controlling AR

Rather than attempting to manipulate AR objects through gloves or a game controller, a peripheral like a trackpad could allow users to select and manipulate what they see in front of them.

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VideoiPad, iPad mini, or iPad Pro — which iPad to buy in 2020

iPad, iPad mini, or iPad Pro — which iPad to buy in 2020

Apple's iPad lineup is more varied than ever with options at every size and price point. To help make the task of deciding easier, AppleInsider breaks down all of Apple's iPad offerings to see which model fits best for any given user.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Supposed 'iPhone 9' leak again suggests handset will share design with iPhone 8

Supposed 'iPhone 9' leak again suggests handset will share design with iPhone 8

Another day, another "iPhone SE 2" accessory leak. An alleged photograph of what is claimed to be Target's merchandise stocking system reveals an unreleased Zagg screen protector compatible with iPhone 6, 7, 8 and an as-yet-unreleased "iPhone 9."

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Amazon knocks $50 off new 2020 MacBook Air, iPad Pro; plus 256GB Mac mini on sale for $758

Amazon knocks $50 off new 2020 MacBook Air, iPad Pro; plus 256GB Mac mini on sale for $758

Apple's new 2020 MacBook Air and iPad Pro may have just been released, but several models are already on sale at Amazon with units in stock and ready to ship. Meanwhile, the 256GB Mac mini is also discounted even further on top of Apple's recent price drop.

U.S. census employees will trade paper forms for 500,000 iPhone 8 handsets this year

U.S. census employees will trade paper forms for 500,000 iPhone 8 handsets this year

It's a census year in the U.S., which means that hundreds of thousands of enumerators will soon be going door-to-door. But instead of a pen and clipboard this year, they may be equipped with a familiar device.

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Apple's anticompetitive behavior has 'gotten worse,' Tile tells congressional panel

Apple's anticompetitive behavior has 'gotten worse,' Tile tells congressional panel

Tile, a manufacturer of location tracking hardware and software, on Wednesday told the House Judiciary Committee that Apple continues to participate in anticompetitive behavior despite promising not to do so as part of a resolution reached earlier this year.

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Apple offers subsidies for Authorized Service Provider pick-up, dropoff repairs

Apple offers subsidies for Authorized Service Provider pick-up, dropoff repairs

Apple is planning on subsidizing repairs provided by Apple Authorized Service Providers (AASP), so long as they comply with social distancing measures in the U.S. and Canada.

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Best Apple AirPods 2 and AirPods Pro deals for April 2020

Best Apple AirPods 2 and AirPods Pro deals for April 2020

Apple AirPods deals are going on now, with cash savings on both AirPods 2 and AirPods Pro models (the latter hitting a record low price). A top seller, AirPods are a great accessory when working from home thanks to seamless pairing with a Mac, iPad or iPhone — all in a compact, wireless package.

Apple resorts to video calls with factory workers to prevent 'iPhone 12' delays

Apple resorts to video calls with factory workers to prevent 'iPhone 12' delays

Apple's U.S.-based engineering team is reportedly "scrambling" to prevent delays of the company's rumored 5G iPhones, which are expected to debut this fall.

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Select 2013 and 2014 MacBook Air, Pro models to be declared vintage and obsolete in April

Select 2013 and 2014 MacBook Air, Pro models to be declared vintage and obsolete in April

Apple plans to add a few additional MacBook models to its list of "vintage" and "obsolete" machines at the end of April, according to a report on Wednesday.

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Apple's loosening of App Store fees lets Amazon enable purchases, rentals in Prime Video app for iOS [u]

Apple's loosening of App Store fees lets Amazon enable purchases, rentals in Prime Video app for iOS [u]

After years of going without, Amazon's Prime Video app this week finally added support for in-app purchases and rentals of video content on iPhone, iPad and Apple TV. The new capability arrives as Apple announced a program that exempts certain video subscription services from a statutory 30% cut of in-app purchases.

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TipsHow to make YouTube videos on your Mac, iPhone, and iPad

How to make YouTube videos on your Mac, iPhone, and iPad

You've thought about making a YouTube channel before, and now suddenly you have the time to do it, too. All you need is the equipment — and since you're an Apple user, you've already got it.

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Apple Card customers can defer their April payments interest-free

Apple Card customers can defer their April payments interest-free

In effort to ease any coronavirus-related burden on their customers, Apple and Goldman Sachs are allowing Apple Card cardholders the ability to defer their April payments without penalty.

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'Jamf Parent' watchOS app targeted at monitoring remote learners

'Jamf Parent' watchOS app targeted at monitoring remote learners

The new Jamf Parent app ties in with existing Jamf suites and gives parents real-time management over school-issued devices that may be at home now.

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First beta of watchOS 6.2.5 available for developer testing

First beta of watchOS 6.2.5 available for developer testing

One day after launching the latest testing cycle, Apple has restarted the process with the Apple Watch, releasing the first beta version of watchOS 6.2.5.

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New Apple TV+ trailer reveals 'Here We Are: Notes for Living on Earth'

New Apple TV+ trailer reveals 'Here We Are: Notes for Living on Earth'

The latest Apple TV+ show called "Here We Are: Notes for Living on Earth" is set to debut on April 17, and Apple has released a trailer.

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Two more macOS Zoom flaws surface, as lawsuit & government probe loom

Two more macOS Zoom flaws surface, as lawsuit & government probe loom

As New York launches a probe and a class action lawsuit is levied against video conferencing app Zoom, a security researcher has discovered two vulnerabilities in its macOS client.

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T-Mobile merger with Sprint finalized, Mike Sievert steps up as CEO

T-Mobile merger with Sprint finalized, Mike Sievert steps up as CEO

The T-Mobile and Sprint merger has completed, and ahead of schedule John Legere has stepped down as CEO with Mike Sievert taking the helm of the combined company.

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5G 'iPhone 12' on track for fall launch, says Foxconn

5G 'iPhone 12' on track for fall launch, says Foxconn

Foxconn has told investors that the upcoming "iPhone 12" will be ready for its rumored fall release date in a private call it held with Goldman Sachs.

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Apple doubles COVID-19 recovery donation in China to more than $7M

Apple doubles COVID-19 recovery donation in China to more than $7M

Apple has doubled its donation to China's COVID-19 recovery efforts, spending $7 million to aid on-the-ground support for hospitals, public health recovery, and long-term efforts to continue the fight.

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