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Monday, November 18, 2019

Review16-inch MacBook Pro review: The keyboard is probably enough to convince those waiting

16-inch MacBook Pro review: The keyboard is probably enough to convince those waiting

Welcome to the new 16-inch MacBook Pro. While it looks quite familiar, Apple's new flagship laptop moves the needle forward in a big way. We've spent the last several days taking the new Pro for a spin and can say that Apple has dutifully listened to users' feedback this time around. Let's talk about it.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

AMD's $799 Radeon Pro W5700 offers a potential GPU alternative for the Mac Pro

AMD's $799 Radeon Pro W5700 offers a potential GPU alternative for the Mac Pro

AMD has updated its workstation graphics card lineup ahead of the launch of the new Mac Pro, with the Radeon Pro W5700 line using AMD's high-performance RDNA graphics architecture and offering up to six display outputs, including one over USB-C.

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Disney+ accounts hack highlights need for more password security

Disney+ accounts hack highlights need for more password security

Disney+, the major studio's rival video streaming service to Apple TV+, has hit upon a second launch snag, with a number of users claiming their accounts have been hacked, but the small number of people affected suggests the issue lies in poor password management than in Disney's security.

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Price wars heat up on new 16-inch MacBook Pros: here's where to save the most money

Price wars heat up on new 16-inch MacBook Pros: here's where to save the most money

Competition between Apple resellers is heating up and driving down prices for consumers looking to purchase Apple's latest 16-inch MacBook Pro. Here's where to save the most money on the new notebooks.

Apple potential target of proposed bill that would limit flow of data to China

Apple potential target of proposed bill that would limit flow of data to China

U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) on Monday introduced a bill that aims to protect American interests by prohibiting companies from transferring user data or encryption keys to China, legislation that could impact Apple's Chinese business strategy.

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Monday, November 18, 2019

Black Friday starts now at Adobe with discounts on Creative Cloud plans

Black Friday starts now at Adobe with discounts on Creative Cloud plans

Adobe has launched its Black Friday deals early and shoppers can save 40% on the Creative Cloud All Apps plan for a limited time only. Edit images using Photoshop on your iPad, or create docs with ease in Acrobat Pro on your Mac. Twenty apps are included in the plan for under $30 per month.

Apple introduces 'Apple Developer' app with year-round news, information and more

Apple introduces 'Apple Developer' app with year-round news, information and more

Apple on Monday renamed its dedicated WWDC app for iOS "Apple Developer," promising users access to year-round news, informational videos and, for the first time, support for managing auto-renewable subscriptions.

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Apple to name 'favorite apps' of 2019 at Dec. 2 special event

Apple to name 'favorite apps' of 2019 at Dec. 2 special event

Breaking with convention, Apple on Monday announced plans to name its "favorite apps and games of 2019" at a special media event in New York on Dec. 2, a list usually presented to the public at large via press release.

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Teardown of 16-inch MacBook Pro reveals tough-to-repair construction

Teardown of 16-inch MacBook Pro reveals tough-to-repair construction

The changes Apple made in the 16-inch MacBook Pro are more than just a larger display and an updated keyboard, with a full teardown of the model revealing the plethora of changes made to keep the new workhorse cool under heavy loads.

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New Olloclip lenses and cases enhance cameras on iPhone 11, Pro, Pro Max

New Olloclip lenses and cases enhance cameras on iPhone 11, Pro, Pro Max

The bolt-on lens manufacturer Olloclip has released a new range of protective cases and one-piece clip lenses for Apple's latest iPhones, bringing them a new macro feature plus extra stability.

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Scissor-switch keyboards tipped for 13-inch MacBook Pro in 2020

Scissor-switch keyboards tipped for 13-inch MacBook Pro in 2020

Apple's updated scissor-switch keyboard for the 16-inch MacBook Pro could make an appearance in its smaller counterpart, the 13-inch MacBook Pro, with a report claiming the mechanism could land on the model during the first half of 2020.

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B&H launches early Apple Black Friday sale with savings on 100s of items

B&H launches early Apple Black Friday sale with savings on 100s of items

B&H has issued instant rebates on hundreds of Apple products leading up to Black Friday, with prices as low as $45 and savings of up to $700 off. Pick up a 2019 iPad for $299, MacBook Pro from $1,199, iMac desktop for $1,029 and much more.

iOS 13.2.3, iPadOS 13.2.3 released to fix Mail and background app issues

iOS 13.2.3, iPadOS 13.2.3 released to fix Mail and background app issues

Apple has released iOS 13.2.3 and iPadOS 13.2.3 to the public, with the update making performance improvements and fixing bugs in the mobile operating systems, including some relating to the Mail app.

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VideoA closer, hands-on look with the 16-inch MacBook Pro's top features

A closer, hands-on look with the 16-inch MacBook Pro's top features

The new 16-inch MacBook Pro is packed with new features — many that go under the radar. AppleInsider goes hands on with all of the best new features and walks through their importance for pro and non-pro users alike.

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Snap's Spiegel says Apple is already helping to grow the Augmented Reality market

Snap's Spiegel says Apple is already helping to grow the Augmented Reality market

The developer of Spectacles for recording Snapchat videos, Evan Spiegel, says that Apple has already been helping his business, and that he expects Apple Glasses to complement devices instead of replacing them.

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iVerify aims to protect your iPhone from exploits and hacks

iVerify aims to protect your iPhone from exploits and hacks

Trail of Bits has produced iVerify, an iOS app that can allegedly help iPhone owners detect if they has been subjected to hacking attempts, as well as educating users how to better protect themselves.

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Apple's Claris launches beta of tool to create apps faster

Apple's Claris launches beta of tool to create apps faster

The Apple-owned developer of FileMaker Pro has launched Claris Connect Beta, a system to make creating new business apps faster and more robust.

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T-Mobile COO Mike Sievert replaces John Legere as CEO in May 2020

T-Mobile COO Mike Sievert replaces John Legere as CEO in May 2020

John Legere will be exiting his role as CEO of T-Mobile in April 2020, to be replaced by President and COO Mike Sievert on May 1, but despite stepping down from the top of one of the four main U.S. Carriers, Legere seemingly won't be taking early retirement.

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Apple and Salesforce release Trailhead Go education app for iOS, iPadOS

Apple and Salesforce release Trailhead Go education app for iOS, iPadOS

Tim Cook to talk at event launching a free education app that's solely for iOS and iPadOS, plus how Apple and Salesforce have together updated the mobile version of the Salesforce app and its developer SDK.

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Russian bank exec says Apple Card has 'few innovative features' [u]

Russian bank exec says Apple Card has 'few innovative features' [u]

Sberbank's chief technology officer David Rafalovsky says the credit card industry is failing to really use technology to innovate for its customers, including Apple Card.

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Sunday, November 17, 2019

White House confirms President Trump's Apple factory visit on Wednesday

White House confirms President Trump's Apple factory visit on Wednesday

The White House has confirmed President Donald Trump will be paying a visit to a facility in Texas used to produce Apple's new modular Mac Pro on Wednesday, though finer details of the visit's purpose has yet to be revealed.

FeatureA6: How Apple's custom silicon and iOS optimized each other

A6: How Apple's custom silicon and iOS optimized each other

After delivering just its first two generations of its ARM processors, Apple was already recognized as a leading mobile silicon designer. Its next moves surprised the industry and began to reveal a strategy of tight vertical integration from silicon to OS that other device makers couldn't match— and didn't even seem to see as important until it was too late.

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Apple Watch styles drop to $169 (record low prices); AirPods fall to $139 at Amazon

Apple Watch styles drop to $169 (record low prices); AirPods fall to $139 at Amazon

Fresh early Black Friday markdowns have been issued at Amazon, with Apple Watch devices dropping to new record low prices thanks to discounts of up to $350 off. Meanwhile, Apple AirPods have received another price cut, knocking the earphones down to $139 while supplies last.

Crime blotter: Festival thefts and drugs weighed on iPhones

Crime blotter: Festival thefts and drugs weighed on iPhones

Hundreds of iPhones are stolen from a festival, a credit card forgery ring is spotted in an Apple Store, and police warn of a drug-dealing scam using iPhones as weighing scales.

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Review: Mophie Juice Pack Access gives your iPhone extra life when you need it

Review: Mophie Juice Pack Access gives your iPhone extra life when you need it

The Mophie Juice Pack Access is designed to keep your phone going on days when you can't make it back to the charging pad.

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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Cortana iOS app to go dark in Australia, UK, Canada on January 31

Cortana iOS app to go dark in Australia, UK, Canada on January 31

Microsoft is changing plans for its digital assistant, with the software giant withdrawing availability for Cortana's iOS app for iPhone and iPad in a number of major territories starting from January 31, with users forced to use other apps to access content previously synchronized with Windows desktops from their mobile devices.

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Ex-Apple executives take aim at datacenter processor market

Ex-Apple executives take aim at datacenter processor market

A trio of former Apple executives who worked on the iPhone maker's mobile chips have launched their own startup to design processors destined for use in data centers, with the company Nuvia recently raising $53 million in funding.

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VideoCompared: Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro vs the 2019 15-inch MacBook Pro

Compared: Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro vs the 2019 15-inch MacBook Pro

Apple has just launched the 16-inch MacBook Pro, one that replaces the 15-inch version of the popular notebook line. AppleInsider pitches the specifications of each against each other to see how much of a difference there is between the two models, aside from screen size.

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Teardown shows 16-inch MacBook Pro keyboard's revised mechanism

Teardown shows 16-inch MacBook Pro keyboard's revised mechanism

An initial teardown of the 16-inch MacBook Pro offers a close examination of the new keyboard mechanism used in the model, with the scissor mechanism deemed to be a massive improvement over the prior butterfly mechanism.

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Cook, Trump to meet at Apple's Texas plant on Wednesday

Cook, Trump to meet at Apple's Texas plant on Wednesday

Apple CEO Tim Cook will on Wednesday host President Donald Trump at a computer facility in Texas where the company's Mac Pro is assembled.

VideoHere's what the 16-inch MacBook Pro keyboard sounds like

Here's what the 16-inch MacBook Pro keyboard sounds like

Apple has released the 16-inch MacBook Pro to the world, after almost a year of rumors. The most obvious changes are how the keyboard feels, and what the machine sounds like in use.

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ExclusiveKiller deal: Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro drops to $1,399 ($400 off)

Killer deal: Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro drops to $1,399 ($400 off)

Apple deals continue to roll in, with the latest markdown knocking $400 off Apple's Mid 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro. Now just $1,399, this special price on the quad-core notebook is available only at AppleInsider.

Gary Oldman starring in adoption of 'Slough House' books for Apple TV+

Gary Oldman starring in adoption of 'Slough House' books for Apple TV+

Gary Oldman will star in a drama about spies not up to the job, called "Slow Horses" based on the long-running "Slough House" book series.

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Apple AirPods Pro are back on sale at Amazon

Apple AirPods Pro are back on sale at Amazon

Amazon's popular $15 price drop is back on Apple AirPods Pro, with the hot new accessory priced at $234.95 while supplies last. After selling out at the reduced price several times, this special offer might not last long.

New German law mandates opening up Apple Pay NFC tech to rivals

New German law mandates opening up Apple Pay NFC tech to rivals

German legislators have rushed new legislation through that could force Apple to provide access to its NFC chip, allowing competitors to provide their own mobile payment platforms on the iPhone and Apple Watch.

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Vaping apps getting removed from App Store amid health concerns

Vaping apps getting removed from App Store amid health concerns

Over 180 vaping-related apps will be removed from the App Store in the coming hours and days, as Apple seeks to reduce youth exposure to e-cigarette marketing.

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FeatureMacBook Pro 16-inch & Apple Card gender bias on the AppleInsider Podcast

MacBook Pro 16-inch & Apple Card gender bias on the AppleInsider Podcast

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William talk about the new 16-inch MacBook Pro reveal, Phil Schiller's remarks about Chromebooks and the new MacBook Pro keyboard, the rumored iPad Pro and "iPhone SE2," and Facebook using your camera unintentionally.

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ExclusiveNomad discounts Apple Watch, AirPods, iPhone accessories for the holidays

Nomad discounts Apple Watch, AirPods, iPhone accessories for the holidays

Available exclusively for AppleInsider readers, premium accessory maker Nomad is knocking 15% off full price and in stock items with coupon. Snap up Nomad's highly regarded wireless chargers for Apple's iPhone, AirPods and Apple Watch before the holiday rush — or outfit your Mac setup with sleek, high-quality cables for a seamless cross-device solution.

Apple TV+ subscriptions & ads predicted to generate $25 billion per year by 2025

Apple TV+ subscriptions & ads predicted to generate $25 billion per year by 2025

JP Morgan analyst Samik Chatterjee says that more than three years after Tim Cook started highlighting Services revenue investors are starting to appreciate that aspect of the company — and Apple TV+ plus the potential of dramatic advertising revenue growth will lead the charge.

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Thursday, November 14, 2019