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Friday, May 27, 2022

K-Pop band BTS to front special limited series on Apple Music 1

K-Pop band BTS to front special limited series on Apple Music 1

The members of boy band BTS will present a three-part series on Apple Music 1, discussing their rise to K-Pop stardom, in time to support their new album which launches June 10, 2022.

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VideoCompared: New Apple Watch versus Apple Certified Refurbished

Compared: New Apple Watch versus Apple Certified Refurbished

Apple recently started selling officially refurbished models of the Apple Watch Series 7. Here is how they differ from retail versions and whether they are worth the savings.

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Sonnet introduces McFiver PCIe card with 10-gig ethernet, USB-C, SSD slots

Sonnet introduces McFiver PCIe card with 10-gig ethernet, USB-C, SSD slots

The new Sonnet McFiver brings internal SSD storage, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, 10Gbps USB-C, and two SSD slots for high-speed storage in a single PCIe card for the Mac Pro or any Mac with an PCI-E enclosure.

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Bluetti's EB3A 268Wh Solar Generator offers portable power ideal for camping

Bluetti's EB3A 268Wh Solar Generator offers portable power ideal for camping

Bluetti is releasing its new EB3A Solar Generator in the United States on June 14, a portable 268Wh power pack that can be recharged via a solar panel or by an outlet.

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.

iPhone impacted by April smartphone sales downturn in China, data suggests

iPhone impacted by April smartphone sales downturn in China, data suggests

Shipments of Apple's iPhone are seeing a slowdown amid a broader smartphone downturn in China, though its market share in the country remains stronger than previous cycles.

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Apple Developer app updated with new features, bug fixes ahead of WWDC 2022

Apple Developer app updated with new features, bug fixes ahead of WWDC 2022

Apple has updated its official Apple Developer app ahead of the hybrid 2022 Worldwide Developer Conference, which is scheduled to kick off on June 6.

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VideoCompared: AirPods Max versus Sony WH-1000XM5

Compared: AirPods Max versus Sony WH-1000XM5

The Sony WH-100XM5 are a new revision of the popular headphones priced at $400, here's how they compare to Apple's AirPods Max as we go hands on.

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FeatureiCloud Time Machine for Mac & new AirPort routers pop out of rumor mill - but hurdles abound

iCloud Time Machine for Mac & new AirPort routers pop out of rumor mill - but hurdles abound

A questionable rumor appeared on Thursday morning, claiming that Apple is working on iCloud Time Machine and a new range of AirPort routers. Here are reasons why Apple may — or may not — be pursuing the idea.

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Apple says revised antitrust bill will still threaten iOS privacy and security

Apple says revised antitrust bill will still threaten iOS privacy and security

Apple says it remains concerned about a bill that would force it to allow side-loading on iOS — despite a recent round of revisions to the legislation meant to mitigate concerns about its sweeping restrictions.

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'GoodFellas' and Apple TV+ 'Black Bird' star Ray Liotta dies, age 67

'GoodFellas' and Apple TV+ 'Black Bird' star Ray Liotta dies, age 67

Actor Ray Liotta of "Goodfellas" fame and upcoming Apple TV+ drama "Black Bird" died on Thursday in his sleep at 67 years old.

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Microsoft's popular 'Psychonauts 2' is now available on the Mac

Microsoft's popular 'Psychonauts 2' is now available on the Mac

Double Fine Productions has launched its popular platform adventure game "Psychonauts 2" on the Mac, with the title currently available from the App Store for both Intel and Apple Silicon.

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Tim Cook donates $100,000 to his high school's band

Tim Cook donates $100,000 to his high school's band

Apple CEO Tim Cook has donated $100,000 to help fund the purchase of new instruments for the band at the Alabama high school he attended.

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Microsoft Office for Mac lifetime license is still on sale for $49.99 (85% off)

Microsoft Office for Mac lifetime license is still on sale for $49.99 (85% off)

The best Microsoft Office for Mac deal we've seen is still going strong heading into the Memorial Day weekend, with a lifetime Home & Business 2021 license discounted to under $50 while supplies last.

ReviewGoDice review: Make game night more fun with these Bluetooth-enabled dice

GoDice review: Make game night more fun with these Bluetooth-enabled dice

GoCube, the maker of Bluetooth-enabled puzzle cubes, has released its newest product — GoDice. We took a look at these fun new dice to see if they'd be a worthy addition to game night.

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Apple highlights AI tennis app that's aiming to democratize the sport

Apple highlights AI tennis app that's aiming to democratize the sport

Apple has highlighted performance-tracking tennis app SwingVision as an App Store success story, detailing the app's creation and how it seeks to make the sport more accessible.

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Broadcom announces plan to buy VMWare in $61B deal

Broadcom announces plan to buy VMWare in $61B deal

Broadcom is set to purchase VMWare in a cash-and-stock deal valued at around $61 billion, a move that could help the semiconductor company move into the enterprise software space.

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EditorialThe 'metaverse' is a perfect distraction for embattled Facebook & Epic Games

The 'metaverse' is a perfect distraction for embattled Facebook & Epic Games

The word "metaverse" is currently meaningless, and mainly serves as a distraction from the problems of some of the companies spearheading it — including Facebook and Epic Games.

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Daily Deals May 26: Woot-off, 42% off 27-inch gaming monitor, Level Lock for $249, D&D book sale, more

Daily Deals May 26: Woot-off, 42% off 27-inch gaming monitor, Level Lock for $249, D&D book sale, more

Thursday's best deals include $350 off a Samsung 50-inch 4K TV, $180 off a eufy robot vacuum, 30% off Samsung Galaxy Buds 2, and much more.

Tim Sweeney says App Store is a 'disservice to developers,' wants to protect Metaverse

Tim Sweeney says App Store is a 'disservice to developers,' wants to protect Metaverse

Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney believes that the Metaverse is already here, and that his company is the one to protect developers and consumers from Apple and Google taking it over.

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Apple TV+ may get new NFL Plus service together with Sunday Ticket

Apple TV+ may get new NFL Plus service together with Sunday Ticket

The NFL is launching a new NFL Plus streaming service, which may ultimately go to Apple TV+ if Apple's bid to buy Sunday Ticket succeeds.

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Apple plans to make 220 million iPhones in 2022, fewer than predicted

Apple plans to make 220 million iPhones in 2022, fewer than predicted

A new supply chain report claims that Apple is planning to make roughly the same number of iPhones in 2022 as it did across 2021, or around 20 million fewer than analysts expected.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Apple to increase starting pay for hourly workers to $22 per hour

Apple to increase starting pay for hourly workers to $22 per hour

Apple has begun notifying employees that it will increase the starting pay for hourly workers to a minimum of $22 per hour, with other markets seeing even higher wages.

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Apple's iTunes Pass is now rebranded as 'Apple Account Card' for iOS 15.5 users

Apple's iTunes Pass is now rebranded as 'Apple Account Card' for iOS 15.5 users

Apple has updated the Wallet app with a new "Apple Account Card" option, replacing the outdated iTunes Pass.

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Epic Games claims Apple led court astray on competition, security & more

Epic Games claims Apple led court astray on competition, security & more

Epic Games has filed a new brief in its case against Apple, claiming that not only did Apple mislead the court, but the judge erred in her interpretation of the market.

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Live-action 'Speed Racer' may be coming back to life on Apple TV+

Live-action 'Speed Racer' may be coming back to life on Apple TV+

A live-action "Speed Racer" series is reportedly in the works at Apple TV+ with J.J. Abrams acting as executive producer.

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ReviewStarTech Thunderbolt 4 Dock review: great for your MacBook Pro workstation

StarTech Thunderbolt 4 Dock review: great for your MacBook Pro workstation

The StarTech Thunderbolt 4 Dock adds ten ports to your Mac via a single cable with three downstream Thunderbolt ports at a high price.

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Apple retail, HR chief pushes back against union drives at Apple Stores

Apple retail, HR chief pushes back against union drives at Apple Stores

Apple retail chief Deirdre O'Brien has pushed back against recent unionization efforts at some of the company's brick-and-mortar locations in a new video to staff members.

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Apple releases tvOS 15.5.1 & HomePod Software 15.5.1 with bug fixes

Apple releases tvOS 15.5.1 & HomePod Software 15.5.1 with bug fixes

Apple has released tvOS 15.5.1 and HomePod Software 15.5.1 to the public with bug fixes and to address an issue where music could stop playing after a short time.

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Visible launches free $300 gift card promo and Apple iPhones are included

Visible launches free $300 gift card promo and Apple iPhones are included

Visible's Memorial Day sale offers bargain hunters a free $300 virtual gift card when you buy a select device and switch to the provider — and Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S22 smartphones are included.

Apple Car project loses another executive six months after hire

Apple Car project loses another executive six months after hire

An automotive engineer who worked on the Apple Car team has left the Cupertino tech giant just days over six months after the company hired him.

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Digital ID feature in Apple Wallet has expanded to Maryland

Digital ID feature in Apple Wallet has expanded to Maryland

Apple iPhone users in the state of Maryland are now able to add digital IDs to the Wallet app on their devices for easy presentation at TSA checkpoints.

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TipsHow to use an Apple AirTag to keep tabs on your everyday belongings

How to use an Apple AirTag to keep tabs on your everyday belongings

If you ever wished you could use Find My iPhone for your wallet, keys, and other everyday items, an Apple AirTag can make that happen. Here's what you should know.

ExclusiveApple's MacBook Pro 16-inch is back in stock for $2,299 ($200 off), plus $80 off AppleCare

Apple's MacBook Pro 16-inch is back in stock for $2,299 ($200 off), plus $80 off AppleCare

This exclusive 16-inch MacBook Pro deal not only delivers the cheapest price available, but it's in stock at Apple Reseller Adorama, avoiding Apple's 2-month backorder delay.

Apple Stores start accepting Tap to Pay across US

Apple Stores start accepting Tap to Pay across US

Apple's Tap to Pay, the contactless feature that lets one iPhone user pay another without any extra hardware, has begun to roll out to Apple Stores nationwide.

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Apple Store in Louisville, Kentucky becomes fourth to announce union drive

Apple Store in Louisville, Kentucky becomes fourth to announce union drive

Workers at an Apple Store in Louisville, Kentucky are working toward forming a union, marking the fourth Apple retail location to announce a push toward unionization.

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Ikea unveils new smart hub with Matter, overhauled home app

Ikea unveils new smart hub with Matter, overhauled home app

Ikea has announced a new HomeKit-compatible smart home hub with Matter support and a redesigned home app that'll make it easier for users to control the company's smart products.

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FeatureCompared: Apple Music vs Spotify in 2022

Compared: Apple Music vs Spotify in 2022

Spotify and Apple Music are the heavyweights of the music streaming industry, but which is better isn't clear-cut.

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Daily Deals May 25: 76% off Magic Leap AR headset, $24 256GB SD card, 10% off M1 MacBook Air, more

Daily Deals May 25: 76% off Magic Leap AR headset, $24 256GB SD card, 10% off M1 MacBook Air, more

Wednesday's best deals include 10% off Playstation DualSense controller, a $19 18W Anker charger, 29% off Beats Flex earbuds, and much more.