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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

John McAfee dies in Spanish prison following extradition order to US

John McAfee dies in Spanish prison following extradition order to US

Eccentric software mogul John McAfee, best known for a suite of antivirus programs that bore his name, died in a Spanish prison Wednesday after a court in that country authorized his extradition to the United States. He was 75.

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Logitech Combo Touch keyboard now available for iPad Air 4

Logitech Combo Touch keyboard now available for iPad Air 4

Logitech has debuted a new Combo Touch keyboard for Apple's 4th-generation iPad Air model that was released in 2020.

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House Judiciary approves bill to increase antitrust enforcement budget

House Judiciary approves bill to increase antitrust enforcement budget

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee has voted to approve a bill to increase the budgets of antitrust enforcers as the panel considered a slate of sweeping bills aimed at tech giants.

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French court to hear App Store complaint in September

French court to hear App Store complaint in September

A French court has set a date to hear a case brought against Apple by the country's finance ministry over allegedly abusive contract terms on the App Store.

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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.

'Strange Planet' webcomic coming to Apple TV+ as animated series

'Strange Planet' webcomic coming to Apple TV+ as animated series

Apple TV+ has ordered a straight-to-series adaptation of "Strange Planet" with Dan Harmon and Nathan Pyle acting as executive producers.

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VideoHow to use Shortcuts to automatically change your iPhone wallpaper every day

How to use Shortcuts to automatically change your iPhone wallpaper every day

Combining Shortcuts with stock image website Unsplash, you can automate iPhone and iPad to change your home screen wallpaper every day.

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Apple working with New York Magazine on 'journalism project'

Apple working with New York Magazine on 'journalism project'

New York Magazine is working with Apple on some type of journalism project related to the Apple News platform, according to the publication's editor in chief.

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TipsHow to batch rename files in macOS

How to batch rename files in macOS

If you have to collect a number of files in the same folder, but want to title them in a more orderly fashion, you need to learn how to master renaming files in macOS.

Apple Retail firing on all cylinders with very little employee churn, says Deirdre O'Brien

Apple Retail firing on all cylinders with very little employee churn, says Deirdre O'Brien

Apple retail chief Deirdre O'Brien says all Apple Stores have reopened, and given consumer habits and wants, there won't be a shift in brick and mortar retail strategy post-pandemic.

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VideoEverything in new in Safari 15 and how you can try it yourself right now

Everything in new in Safari 15 and how you can try it yourself right now

Apple is giving Safari a fresh coat of paint and some new features with macOS Monterey. Here are all the new features you can expect to see when the update ships in the fall, including a redesigned look, Tab Groups, and Quick Note.

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Dual-camera patent at core of lawsuit against Apple must be reconsidered

Dual-camera patent at core of lawsuit against Apple must be reconsidered

The Federal Circuit has both affirmed and vacated previous Patent Trial and Review board decisions on a Corephotonics patent lawsuit alleging that Apple stole its dual-camera technology.

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Apple has released slightly revised AirTag firmware

Apple has released slightly revised AirTag firmware

The anti-stalking features of AirTag were updated in 1.0.276, and Apple has released a new version of that update to users.

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Apple TV+ shares first trailer for 'Watch the Sound With Mark Ronson'

Apple TV+ shares first trailer for 'Watch the Sound With Mark Ronson'

The first trailer for Apple TV+ docuseries "Watch the Sound With Mark Ronson" features Angel Olsen, Charli XCX, Paul McCartney, and more.

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'iPhone 13' will impress with new features, 5G iPhone SE coming in early 2022 says Kuo

'iPhone 13' will impress with new features, 5G iPhone SE coming in early 2022 says Kuo

Beyond an impressive "iPhone 13" in late 2021, Apple will release a new 5G iPhone SE in the first half of 2022, followed by a slate of flagship "iPhone 14" models with under-display Touch ID and lower prices, predicts analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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Claris FileMaker Pro gets native Apple Silicon update

Claris FileMaker Pro gets native Apple Silicon update

Claris has released its Apple Silicon version of database and software development tool FileMaker Pro, including a new quick-start app builder.

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Prime Week deals: $299 iPad, $599 M1 Mac mini, $899 M1 MacBook Air still available

Prime Week deals: $299 iPad, $599 M1 Mac mini, $899 M1 MacBook Air still available

If you missed out on the Amazon Prime Day extravaganza, there's still time to take advantage of the season's best prices on Apple hardware.

'Foundation' & 'The Problem With Jon Stewart' premiering on Apple TV+ in September

'Foundation' & 'The Problem With Jon Stewart' premiering on Apple TV+ in September

Apple has shared a September release window for two of its upcoming Apple TV+ shows — "Foundation" and "The Problem With Jon Stewart."

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Apple launches limited Search Ads in mainland China

Apple launches limited Search Ads in mainland China

Apple's advertising platform Apple Search Ads is now available in mainland China, but advertisers may have to gain state approval and licenses before using it on the App Store.

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Apple explores how students, teachers used its devices during the pandemic

Apple explores how students, teachers used its devices during the pandemic

Apple has highlighted the various ways that students and educators used products like the iPad and Mac to support remote learning and graduation ceremonies during the pandemic.

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TipsHow to get macOS Monterey Safari tabs in Big Sur

How to get macOS Monterey Safari tabs in Big Sur

You don't have to wait until the fall and you don't have to risk installing the beta of macOS Monterey to try out the forthcoming Safari changes. Here's how to see and use them right now on Big Sur.

'Ted Lasso' characters introduce 2021 Tokyo Olympics U.S. Soccer Women's National Team

'Ted Lasso' characters introduce 2021 Tokyo Olympics U.S. Soccer Women's National Team

Ted Lasso and Coach Beard from the popular Apple TV+ show announced the U.S. Soccer Women's National Team roster.

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American Airlines switching to iPhones, iPads for all frontline employees

American Airlines switching to iPhones, iPads for all frontline employees

American Airlines is planning to replace all of its current mobile devices for frontline employees, including flight attendants and maintenance staff, with new iPhone and iPad models.

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Apple urges House Judiciary Committee to block antitrust legislation

Apple urges House Judiciary Committee to block antitrust legislation

Apple has written an open letter to the House Judiciary Committee arguing that proposed App Store legislation would "harm consumers," and create a privacy "race to the bottom."

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UK evaluating greater regulation for Apple TV+, Netflix & other streamers

UK evaluating greater regulation for Apple TV+, Netflix & other streamers

As part of a shakeup of British television which will see publicly-owned Channel 4 sold off, the UK government is considering whether to increase regulation on video-on-demand services such as Apple TV+.

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Apple's head of privacy doubles down on anti-sideloading stance

Apple's head of privacy doubles down on anti-sideloading stance

As part of Apple's push on Wednesday morning, privacy lead Erik Neuenschwander reiterates the company's stance on sideloading on iOS — and says that it actually reduces user choice.

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'iPhone 13' mockups show camera module changes, slight size differences

'iPhone 13' mockups show camera module changes, slight size differences

Dummy models of the "iPhone 13" range including an "iPhone 13 mini," show changes in camera module position, and a slight increase in the size of the "iPhone 13 Pro Max."

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Apple explains why getting iPhone apps outside the App Store is a bad idea

Apple explains why getting iPhone apps outside the App Store is a bad idea

Apple has released a new research report detailing the reasons why it prohibits the sideloading of apps on iOS, including some of the dangers of the distribution method.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Apple Pay promo nets discounts on summer clothing, Spin scooter rentals

Apple Pay promo nets discounts on summer clothing, Spin scooter rentals

Apple's latest Apple Pay promotion includes discounts on popular beach brands Roxy and Reef, eyewear and athletic apparel, and a special offer for Spin scooter rentals.

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Apple's Tim Cook called Nancy Pelosi, others to warn of antitrust legislation pitfalls

Apple's Tim Cook called Nancy Pelosi, others to warn of antitrust legislation pitfalls

Apple CEO Tim Cook recently called U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other lawmakers in an outreach effort to sway opinion against the ratification of a set of sweeping antitrust bills that aim to rein in Big Tech, a new report claims.

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Apple partners with Virginia Union University to launch 'smart campus' initiative

Apple partners with Virginia Union University to launch 'smart campus' initiative

Virginia Union University, a historically Black college/university, on Tuesday announced an initiative that will put Apple products in the hands of incoming freshmen and offer the tech giant's coding curriculum to all students.

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Apple TV+ shares behind-the-scenes look at dark comedy 'Physical'

Apple TV+ shares behind-the-scenes look at dark comedy 'Physical'

Apple TV+ on Tuesday shared a new video giving a behind-the-scenes look at its 1980s dark comedy show "Physical," which stars Rose Byrne.

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Glenn Close to join Apple TV+ series "Tehran" for second season

Glenn Close to join Apple TV+ series

Oscar-nominated actor Glenn Close has signed on for a lead role in the second season of Apple TV+ international spy thriller "Tehran."

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Microsoft becomes second U.S. firm to pass $2 trillion market cap

Microsoft becomes second U.S. firm to pass $2 trillion market cap

Microsoft reached a $2 trillion market capitalization in trading Tuesday, joining a small group of global companies that have crossed that threshold — including Apple.

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Amazon UK allegedly destroys millions of unsold items a year, including Apple products

Amazon UK allegedly destroys millions of unsold items a year, including Apple products

A new report has revealed that Amazon destroys millions of unsold stock items each year in the UK, including unused and unopened Apple products like AirPods, iPads, and MacBooks.

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Apple updates Dark Sky app with minor updates, bug fixes

Apple updates Dark Sky app with minor updates, bug fixes

Apple has updated the Dark Sky app for the first time in months with under-the-hood changes and other minor features.

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Peloton developing heart rate armband

Peloton developing heart rate armband

Peloton is planning a push into health wearables with a digital heart-rate armband, according to code buried in the company's iOS app.

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Prime Day deals end tonight: save $100-$170 on Sony WH-1000XM4, Bose 700 headphones

Prime Day deals end tonight: save $100-$170 on Sony WH-1000XM4, Bose 700 headphones

There's still time left to take advantage of the year's lowest prices on popular over-ear phones from Sony and Bose. Save up to $170 with these Prime Day discounts.

iPhone hacking tool GrayKey techniques outlined in leaked instructions

iPhone hacking tool GrayKey techniques outlined in leaked instructions

Leaked instructions for GrayShift's GrayKey iPhone unlocking device have surfaced, giving an idea of what the device intended for law enforcement officials can do, and how it works.

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