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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Verizon giving one year of Disney+ free to new and existing customers

Verizon giving one year of Disney+ free to new and existing customers

Starting November 12, Verizon will give 12 months of Disney's new video streaming service to new and existing customers on eligible plans.

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Arlo Ultra security camera gains HomeKit support

Arlo Ultra security camera gains HomeKit support

Arlo is continuing to roll out its support for HomeKit in its devices, with compatibility with Apple's smart home platform now included in its Ultra security camera systems that pair with the Arlo SmartHub.

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Apple working on Apple Watch bands with data and power for more sensors

Apple working on Apple Watch bands with data and power for more sensors

A future Apple Watch band could have electrical and data contacts to do more things with the wearable, like allowing for a replaceable power source or the installation of sensors outside the watch, if Apple's research pans out.

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Future Memoji could be created automatically from user's photos

Future Memoji could be created automatically from user's photos

An iPhone may automatically generate Memoji for a user in the future, by analyzing a photograph of the user's face to determine the closest combination of facial features to produce a digital avatar with a similar likeness, without the user needing to make any major choices.

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Apple's 2020 iPhones rumored to have smaller notch, wider 5G antennas

Apple's 2020 iPhones rumored to have smaller notch, wider 5G antennas

Apple is reportedly testing different methods to create a smaller Face ID notch for the 2020 iPhones, and is looking at a wider antenna to support 5G.

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These are the best Apple deals you can find at Amazon right now [u]

These are the best Apple deals you can find at Amazon right now [u]

Pre-Black Friday Apple deals are in effect at Amazon, with markdowns on iPads, AirPods, Apple Watch devices and much more. We've rounded up the best bargains on Apple's latest hardware, delivering hundreds of dollars in savings.

Apple TV+ 'See' with Alfre Woodard, Jason Momoa premieres in California

Apple TV+ 'See' with Alfre Woodard, Jason Momoa premieres in California

Apple TV+ series 'See' has been screened at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, California, in an event attended by creator Steven Knight and stars Alfre Woodard and Jason Momoa.

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Tim Cook talks sustainability in Ceres keynote speech

Tim Cook talks sustainability in Ceres keynote speech

Apple CEO Tim Cook told a New York City audience that Apple sees climate change as an opportunity to "develop new and valuable competencies."

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Monday, October 21, 2019

Adobe 'all-in' on Photoshop for iPad despite missing features, Illustrator for iPad reportedly due in 2020

Adobe 'all-in' on Photoshop for iPad despite missing features, Illustrator for iPad reportedly due in 2020

A report on Monday confirms Adobe's ambitions for Photoshop CC for iPad, saying the company is "all-in" on what is billed as a "real" version of Photoshop tailored for tablet use. Separate rumblings claim the firm is readying an iteration of Illustrator for iPad slated to launch in 2020.

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Tim Cook elected chairman of Chinese business school amidst Hong Kong scrutiny

Tim Cook elected chairman of Chinese business school amidst Hong Kong scrutiny

Apple CEO Tim Cook will take on a three-year position as chairman of the board for one of China's top business schools.

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'iPhone SE 2' uses new flexible LCP antenna design claims Ming-Chi Kuo

'iPhone SE 2' uses new flexible LCP antenna design claims Ming-Chi Kuo

The 'iPhone SE 2' will feature an updated antenna design that should improve how the smartphone transmits data to cellular networks, TF International Securities' Ming-Chi Kuo claims, with the smartphone likely to arrive in early 2020.

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Apple says patent troll should 'stop digging' in appeal to Supreme Court

Apple says patent troll should 'stop digging' in appeal to Supreme Court

Apple has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to toss a petition by the Straight Path IP Group claiming the Federal Circuit wrongly upheld a lower court's ruling in a patent infringement lawsuit without an explanation, with Apple claiming the petition challenges a common court action, and that SPIP should 'stop digging.'

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ExclusiveDeal alert: Free AppleCare with these 2019 MacBook Pro computers

Deal alert: Free AppleCare with these 2019 MacBook Pro computers

Just in, AppleInsider readers can exclusively nab free AppleCare with popular Mid 2019 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops. Select from a variety of upgraded models, including those with better graphics cards, additional storage or 8-core processors. Even Vega 20 options are included, with the free gift valued at up to $379.

New version of macOS Catalina supplemental update now available

New version of macOS Catalina supplemental update now available

Apple has modified and re-uploaded the macOS Catalina Supplemental Update from October 15, and has reissued it on Monday afternoon for reasons unknown.

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Apple leasing 100,000 square feet of space in London

Apple leasing 100,000 square feet of space in London

Apple is preparing to concentrate its United Kingdom staff in a newly-acquired 100,000 square-foot corporate office in London's financial district.

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Production of Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro has supposedly begun

Production of Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro has supposedly begun

The 16-inch version of the MacBook Pro has reportedly entered production, with the new model being constructed by Quanta right now, with the potential to be launched by the end of October or very early November.

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Apple AirPods are on sale, here's where to grab the best deals

Apple AirPods are on sale, here's where to grab the best deals

Apple AirPods are incredibly easy to pair with Apple devices, making the popular accessory a great gift idea for new iPhone 11 owners. But there's no need to pay MSRP for the handy earbuds. We've rounded up where to save the most money on AirPods 2 at top Apple Authorized Resellers.

Apple's AR smart glasses & ARM Mac may arrive in 2020

Apple's AR smart glasses & ARM Mac may arrive in 2020

In a report on Monday morning, Apple is again predicted to roll out its long-awaited augmented reality smart glasses and an ARM Mac in 2020.

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Ronald D Moore talks about bringing 'For All Mankind' to Apple TV+

Ronald D Moore talks about bringing 'For All Mankind' to Apple TV+

'Battlestar Galactica' creator Ron Moore has planned out seven seasons for 'For All Mankind,' and revealed why he chose to rewrite NASA history for it.

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Apple TV app crashes plague small number of users before Apple TV+ launches

Apple TV app crashes plague small number of users before Apple TV+ launches

A small number of Apple TV owners are unable to use the Apple TV app on their set-top devices, a potentially embarrassing issue just ahead of the launch of the Apple TV+ service which relies heavily on the app functioning properly.

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EditorialEditorial: Nikkei reported good news from iPhone channel checks, but they're still not reliable

Editorial: Nikkei reported good news from iPhone channel checks, but they're still not reliable

For at least the last six years, Japanese financial newspaper Nikkei has reported unreliable stories about iPhone production orders. This month, its channel check "news" sounded positive — but that doesn't mean that bits of data shaken from some branch of the supply chain is suddenly now reliable or can be correctly interpreted by outsiders.

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Alexa and Google Home spying apps easily made it through approval

Alexa and Google Home spying apps easily made it through approval

A security research organization in Germany placed eight 'smart spies' in both the Amazon Alexa and Google Home app stores to demonstrate how easily eavesdropping and phishing can be done over smart speakers.

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Sunday, October 20, 2019

FeatureAdobe Fresco vs Rebelle 3: Which tool is better for artists and why?

Adobe Fresco vs Rebelle 3: Which tool is better for artists and why?

Adobe's recently released Fresco promises to emulate traditional media right from the comfort of your iPad. We compared it against EscapeMotion's Rebelle 3, a desktop application that has been bringing traditional artists to the computer since 2015.

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Amazon drops Apple's 1TB 11-inch iPad Pro to lowest price ever

Amazon drops Apple's 1TB 11-inch iPad Pro to lowest price ever

Apple latest iPad Pro with 1TB of space has just received a $250 markdown on Amazon, bringing the price down to $1,099, a record low. Supplies may be limited, so act fast to snap up the deal.

How the Security Code AutoFill feature made it to the iPhone

How the Security Code AutoFill feature made it to the iPhone

Apple Software Engineer Ricky Mondello took to Twitter to tell the tale of one of iOS 12's most beloved features: Security Code AutoFill.

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Saturday, October 19, 2019

EditorialEditorial: Samsung hasn't copied Apple TV+ yet, but it's only a matter of time

Editorial: Samsung hasn't copied Apple TV+ yet, but it's only a matter of time

It's not true that Samsung copies absolutely everything Apple ever does. Apart from Apple TV+, though, we're struggling to find another exception — and there are reasons to think TV won't be safe for long, either.

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Friday, October 18, 2019

Apple files complaint to halt relitigation of IXI Mobile patent suit

Apple files complaint to halt relitigation of IXI Mobile patent suit

Apple on Friday filed a complaint seeking declaratory judgment that patent licensing entity IXI Mobile cannot re-sue the tech giant as its way to losing a patent case dating back to 2014.

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US House to deliver final report on big tech antitrust probe in 'first part' of 2020

US House to deliver final report on big tech antitrust probe in 'first part' of 2020

The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee expects to deliver a final report on an investigation into potential antitrust breaches by big technology companies, including Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google, in the first part of 2020.

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US lawmakers urge Apple CEO Tim Cook to reinstate HKmap Live app

US lawmakers urge Apple CEO Tim Cook to reinstate HKmap Live app

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators and representatives have called for Apple to reinstate the controversial HKmap Live app, an iOS app allegedly relied upon by protestors in Hong Kong in their efforts against the Chinese government, by writing to Apple CEO Tim Cook.

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VideoApple TV vs. Roku — comparing the two best 4K set-top streamers

Apple TV vs. Roku — comparing the two best 4K set-top streamers

In the age of streaming, set-top boxes are becoming more ubiquitous. AppleInsider compares two high-end titans in the industry — the brand new 2019 Roku Ultra and the Apple TV 4K.

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ReviewReview: Deebot 661 sweeps and mops your floors so you don't have to

Review: Deebot 661 sweeps and mops your floors so you don't have to

If you're looking for a good mid-range robotic vacuum to help keep your home clean, the Deebot 661 might be the perfect fit. This multi-purpose robot can both vacuum and mop your floors, giving you back more time in your day.

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FeatureAll the new games that have been added to Apple Arcade

All the new games that have been added to Apple Arcade

Apple Arcade launched in September of this year, bringing with it dozens upon dozens of new games, including many new games that are added regularly. Here's a list of all the games released post-launch so far, updated on October 18 with four new titles.

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Apple has made it clear how you should wear your Apple Watch

Apple has made it clear how you should wear your Apple Watch

You don't need advice on how to wear any other watch, but Apple Watch comes with activity and health sensors that are affected by how you put it on, and Apple has now made it perfectly clear how it wants you to wear it.

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EditorialEditorial: Mac Pro puts the pedal to Metal in Apple's race with Nvidia

Editorial: Mac Pro puts the pedal to Metal in Apple's race with Nvidia

The new Mac Pro is a long-anticipated development for Apple's high end pro users, but it sure looks as if the company also created the machine for its own strategic benefit — specifically to help make its Metal API become a dominant standard for GPU-intensive software. That could have big implications for Macs, iOS devices, and Apple GPUs going forward, with history providing some insight into why this matters.

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Apple snaps up 'Fargo' writer Monica Beletsky in multi-year Apple TV+ deal

Apple snaps up 'Fargo' writer Monica Beletsky in multi-year Apple TV+ deal

Apple is continuing to fill out its catalog of content for its soon-to-launch Apple TV+ streaming service, with its latest move being a multi-year deal with 'Fargo' TV producer and screenwriter Monica Beletsky.

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Images of 16-inch MacBook Pro reportedly in macOS Catalina 10.15.1 beta 2

Images of 16-inch MacBook Pro reportedly in macOS Catalina 10.15.1 beta 2

A reference to a "MacBook Pro 16,1" and images in the macOS Catalina 10.15.1 beta suggest that the long-rumored refresh and new size of the MacBook Pro is coming relatively soon.

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FeatureApple TV comes to Roku, and Ultra-Wideband location is on its way to us, on the AppleInsider Podcast

Apple TV comes to Roku, and Ultra-Wideband location is on its way to us, on the AppleInsider Podcast

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor talk about Roku, Apple TV+, Disney+ and how Apple may be planning to use its latest patent about Ultra Wideband.

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AMD Radeon RX 5700 works in macOS Catalina 10.15.1 beta 2

AMD Radeon RX 5700 works in macOS Catalina 10.15.1 beta 2

Apple is extending its support of AMD GPUs to macOS Catalina, with the second developer beta for macOS 10.15.1 enabling Radeon RX5700 compatibility with the operating system, possibly as a first step ahead of support for the Mac Pro's Radeon Pro Vega II and Duo cards.

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Ikea smart blinds make unexpected and limited US debut

Ikea smart blinds make unexpected and limited US debut

The 'Fyrtur' range of smart blinds from Ikea are appearing in a few US stores, despite the company's recent announcement of delays.

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