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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Apple leases entire 'Triangle Building' near Apple Park

Apple leases entire 'Triangle Building' near Apple Park

Apple has leased the entirety of San Jose's "Triangle Building," a well known six-floor office building near the company's main Apple Park campus.

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Sonos will provide legacy devices with software updates for 'as long as possible'

Sonos will provide legacy devices with software updates for 'as long as possible'

Sonos CEO Patrick Spence in an apology to customers on Thursday said it was a mistake to completely cut off support for "legacy" devices, adding that older devices will receive software updates "for as long as possible."

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Profile of Apple procurement exec details iron fist supplier negotiations

Profile of Apple procurement exec details iron fist supplier negotiations

A profile of Apple VP Tony Blevins, known as the "Blevinator," reveals an architect of punishing supply chain tactics that leverage the tech giant's dominant market position to squeeze out the most fortuitous deals from suppliers.

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Broadcom inks two multi-year deals to supply Apple with wireless components

Broadcom inks two multi-year deals to supply Apple with wireless components

Longtime Apple partner Broadcom on Thursday said it has negotiated two multi-year deals to supply wireless components to Apple, further extending the chipmaker's reach into the tech giant's supply chain.

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ExclusiveDeal alert: Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro returns to $2,149 ($250 off) for a limited time

Deal alert: Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro returns to $2,149 ($250 off) for a limited time

B&H's popular $250 cash discount on Apple's new 16-inch MacBook Pro is back for a limited time — and it's available only at AppleInsider. Find out how to snap up the promotional price today.

ExclusiveDeals: Save $150 to $300 on every Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro

Deals: Save $150 to $300 on every Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro

Extended by popular demand! Apple authorized resellers have extended record-breaking discounts on Apple's brand-new 16-inch MacBook Pro, delivering cash savings of up to $300 off every model, including loaded Core i9 systems, via instant rebates and exclusive coupons. Find out how to save hundreds of dollars and grab the lowest prices on the ultimate Apple laptop.

Psyonix giving up on macOS support for 'Rocket League' in March

Psyonix giving up on macOS support for 'Rocket League' in March

The developer behind the popular multiplayer game "Rocket League" is ending support for macOS in March, forcing players to either switch to Windows or continue playing the game without any of its online functionality.

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Apple's Carpool Karaoke gets an official trailer for season 3

Apple's Carpool Karaoke gets an official trailer for season 3

Apple has revealed the trailer for "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" season 3, showing off some of the new skits and actors involved in the new season.

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Apple says a common charger would handicap innovation, inflate waste

Apple says a common charger would handicap innovation, inflate waste

Apple has hit back at new proposals by European lawmakers to force smartphone and other device producers to use a universal standard charger, claiming attempts to make it switch from Lightning to another type of connection could cause consumer aggravation and stifle innovation.

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Apple TV+ 'Servant' use of food on-screen highlighted in new featurette

Apple TV+ 'Servant' use of food on-screen highlighted in new featurette

Apple has released a featurette about the food seen in the M. Night Shyamalan show "Servant," explaining how it is an important device to show a character's emotions, as well as revealing the use of a professional chef on set to guide on its preparation and usage.

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Bank of America nudges AAPL target higher ahead of earnings

Bank of America nudges AAPL target higher ahead of earnings

Less than a week before Apple's quarterly earnings report, Bank of America has slightly boosted its target price for Apple to $340.

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Gym encounter sees Tim Cook become early investor in Nebia smart shower

Gym encounter sees Tim Cook become early investor in Nebia smart shower

The Nebia shower head creator has recounted how a chance early morning meeting with Tim Cook in a gym led to the Apple CEO becoming an investor in the company.

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Jamf Pro gains immediate FileVault encryption & deeper integration with Jamf Connect

Jamf Pro gains immediate FileVault encryption & deeper integration with Jamf Connect

Apple device management platform provider Jamf is improving the integration of its Jamf Pro and Jamf Connect products, connecting the two with new features relating to configuration and enrollment workflows to make it easier for administrators to use, while simultaneously improving the end-user experience.

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Goldman Sachs CEO happy with Apple relationship dating back to Steve Jobs' return

Goldman Sachs CEO happy with Apple relationship dating back to Steve Jobs' return

Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon claims the investment bank is happy with both its long-term relationship with Apple that started with the very first overnight bond issued when Steve Jobs returned to the company, all the way up to the current performance of Apple Card.

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'Apple Watch Connected' will reward you to keep working out

'Apple Watch Connected' will reward you to keep working out

With the Apple Watch Connected program, gyms and other fitness facilities are partnering with Apple to utilize the Apple Watch in tracking workouts, earning rewards, and buying products or services.

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'Little America' was a passion project for Apple as well as its producers

'Little America' was a passion project for Apple as well as its producers

The makers of Apple TV+ show "Little America" say that it was Apple's passion for the idea about immigrants coming to the US that made them sign with the service.

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iPhone 11 cameras deemed 'very capable' in DxOMark testing

iPhone 11 cameras deemed 'very capable' in DxOMark testing

DxOMark testing has proven the iPhone 11 to be a very capable device that offers improvements over the iPhone XS Max's dual-camera setup, and with some elements comparable with the Pro models.

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Apple is working on fingertip and face mapping tools for VR and AR

Apple is working on fingertip and face mapping tools for VR and AR

Two new Apple patents describe methods to improve how a user can touch and interact with VR objects, plus how headsets could be more easily adjusted to fit better.

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Amazon's best AirPods Pro deal is back, inventory shipping soon

Amazon's best AirPods Pro deal is back, inventory shipping soon

With inventory expected to ship early February, Amazon has reissued its popular AirPods Pro deal, dropping the wireless earphones to $234.99. Secure your place in line today, as orders are dispatched on a first come, first served basis.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Adobe Flash disabled in latest Safari Technology Preview

Adobe Flash disabled in latest Safari Technology Preview

Presaging what will be the final nail in the coffin for Adobe Flash on Safari, Apple on Wednesday disabled support for the much-maligned multimedia plug-in in the latest version of Safari Technology Preview.

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Apple Watch detects yet another undiagnosed case of AFib

Apple Watch detects yet another undiagnosed case of AFib

A Kentucky woman who received an Apple Watch for Christmas in 2018 said the device alerted her to an atrial fibrillation condition five months later, allowing doctors to treat the heart condition that could in some cases lead to stroke.

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Apple spent $7.4M on lobbying efforts in 2019, well below outlays from Amazon and Facebook

Apple spent $7.4M on lobbying efforts in 2019, well below outlays from Amazon and Facebook

FAANG companies — Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google — spent record amounts on respective bids to influence politicians over the course of 2019, with Apple bolstering its lobbying efforts to a new high of $7.4 million.

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These are the best Apple Watch deals going on right now

These are the best Apple Watch deals going on right now

Shoppers looking for the best Apple Watch deals can find double-digit — and even triple-digit — savings on current and closeout models. Select from a variety of case and band combos with cash discounts on the Apple Watch 5, 4 and even Series 3. All with free shipping, delivering the lowest prices in January 2020.

Apple TV+ nears series order for Scott Z. Burns new anthology 'Extrapolations'

Apple TV+ nears series order for Scott Z. Burns new anthology 'Extrapolations'

Apple TV+ is close to sealing the deal on a new series based on Scott Z. Burns' climate change anthology "Extrapolations."

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Apple's Intelligent Tracking Protection can be exploited to track Safari users, says Google

Apple's Intelligent Tracking Protection can be exploited to track Safari users, says Google

Apple's enhanced privacy tools in Safari to prevent tracking can be used to continue tracking users, Google researchers intend to reveal in a paper, with a total of five different attack vectors identified in Apple's Intelligent Tracking Prevention system.

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Leak suggests Apple may replace Midnight Green with Navy Blue in iPhone 12

Leak suggests Apple may replace Midnight Green with Navy Blue in iPhone 12

Rumors suggest that Apple may be replacing the iPhone 11's Midnight Green flagship color with a Navy Blue for the "iPhone 12."

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UN urges US investigation into Bezos iPhone hacking

UN urges US investigation into Bezos iPhone hacking

The United States and other governments need to investigate the hacking of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' iPhone, experts in the United Nations have urged, while details of the report show how the attack stemming from a message sent by Saudi Arabia crown prince Mohammed bin Salman allowed attackers to acquire a considerable amount of data from the device.

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Amazon Music gaining on Spotify & Apple Music with 55 million subscribers globally

Amazon Music gaining on Spotify & Apple Music with 55 million subscribers globally

Amazon Music continues to gain momentum, and is presently in third place in the streaming music race with a paid user base of over 55 million subscribers.

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Apple releases third betas of iOS 13.3.1, iPadOS 13.3.1, watchOS 6.1.2, tvOS 13.3.1 [u]

Apple releases third betas of iOS 13.3.1, iPadOS 13.3.1, watchOS 6.1.2, tvOS 13.3.1 [u]

Apple is now on its third round of developer betas, with new builds of iOS 13.3.1, iPadOS 13.3.1, watchOS 6.1.2, and tvOS 13.3.1 now available for testing.

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VideoReview: Pitaka Air Quad is the only wireless charger you need

Review: Pitaka Air Quad is the only wireless charger you need

Pitaka is taking on multi-chargers with a unique design that is capable of powering an iPhone, a set of AirPods, an Apple Watch, and an iPad all at once with a surprisingly small footprint.

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Foxconn pledges 2020 production in troubled Wisconsin factory

Foxconn pledges 2020 production in troubled Wisconsin factory

Foxconn will be getting its Wisconsin factory up and running in 2020, company chief Terry Gou has promised, insisting the Apple assembly partner will start mass production at the troubled facility at some point this year, despite its slow progress.

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Top deal picks: iPad sale, $40 price drop on AirPods 2, $300 off 16" MacBook Pro

Top deal picks: iPad sale, $40 price drop on AirPods 2, $300 off 16

Midweek Apple deals see fresh price drops on AirPods and Apple's premium 16-inch MacBook Pro (complete with upgraded storage and graphics). Plus, save up to $200 instantly on iPad, iPad Air and iPad Pro models.

Apple Distinguished School list now includes Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine

Apple Distinguished School list now includes Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine

The West Indies-based veterinary school joins the short list of universities to be recognized by Apple for providing an exceptional learning environment for students.

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Wistron starts iPhone production at third plant in India

Wistron starts iPhone production at third plant in India

Apple assembly partner Wistron is increasing its production capacity in India, ramping up productivity for its third plant in the country after an initial trial by the firm, with iPhones thought to be the main produce from the newest operation.

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Sonos cutting support for older devices starting in May

Sonos cutting support for older devices starting in May

Sonos is dropping support for certain devices starting in May, and is warning users that legacy devices in a mix will prevent newer devices from gaining crucial updates as well.

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Saudi royalty implicated in Amazon Bezos' phone-hacking scandal

Saudi royalty implicated in Amazon Bezos' phone-hacking scandal

The 2018 hacking of Amazon Jeff Bezos' smartphone led to the leaking of compromising information to a newspaper, a private investigation into the affair claims, with the hack allegedly involving a malformed video sent from the WhatsApp account of Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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Trump doubles down on demand that Apple unlock criminal's iPhones

Trump doubles down on demand that Apple unlock criminal's iPhones

Trump has continued his push for Apple to unlock iPhones on demand by law enforcement, claiming the company has "the keys to so many criminals and criminal minds."

Apple looking at leasing 200,000 square feet in New York City's 11 Penn Plaza

Apple looking at leasing 200,000 square feet in New York City's 11 Penn Plaza

As part of its ongoing expansion, Apple is reportedly looking at leasing a large portion of the newly refurbished 11 Penn Plaza, in New York City.

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Apple bringing scissor switches to Smart Keyboard for iPad, 13-inch MacBook Pro

Apple bringing scissor switches to Smart Keyboard for iPad, 13-inch MacBook Pro

A new supply chain report suggests that Apple will extend its new scissor switch keyboard beyond the MacBook Pro, with it set to be used in the iPad Pro Smart Keyboard.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020