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Monday, September 24, 2018

ReviewReview: Apple's new macOS Mojave polishes the Mac for iOS users

Review: Apple's new macOS Mojave polishes the Mac for iOS users

Apple's new macOS Mojave manages to be fresh and new without feeling unfamiliar. It's a significant, ambitious release we'd recommend for any Mac user with the Metal-capable hardware required to run it. However, as with all major updates, users of any professional or specialized third party apps or utilities should verify their compatibility with the new OS before upgrading.

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Apple releases macOS Mojave with Dark Mode, Stacks, eGPU improvements, and more

Apple releases macOS Mojave with Dark Mode, Stacks, eGPU improvements, and more

Apple's latest Mac operating system has exited beta testing and is available for all users to download now. AppleInsider delves into what it gives us and whether you should update right now.

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MetroPCS rebrands to 'Metro by T-Mobile,' gains two new unlimited data plans

MetroPCS rebrands to 'Metro by T-Mobile,' gains two new unlimited data plans

On Monday prepaid carrier MetroPCS switched its name to "Metro by T-Mobile," reflecting its ownership and host network, while simultaneously announcing two new unlimited data plans.

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Giveaway: Enter to win an iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max case bundle from Speck

Giveaway: Enter to win an iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max case bundle from Speck

AppleInsider is partnering with Speck this week to offer readers the chance to win a bundle of cases for Apple's iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max. Four winners will each receive a total of three cases. Enter today for your chance to win!

Apple's versus VirnetX patent infringement case payment balloons to $595.9M

Apple's versus VirnetX patent infringement case payment balloons to $595.9M

Apple will be paying ViretX more than the $502.6 million ordered by a federal judge in late August, with an agreement between the two companies over costs incurred by VirnetX in the patent infringement lawsuit bringing the final total up to $595.9 million.

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Apple completes deal for music identification service Shazam

Apple completes deal for music identification service Shazam

While Apple's full plans for Shazam aren't entirely clear, the company announced on Monday that the deal for the music identification service is complete, and the app will go advertising-free soon.

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ExclusiveHere's where to get the lowest prices on Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro

Here's where to get the lowest prices on Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro

New September discounts added! Apple authorized reseller Adorama has issued even greater markdowns on Apple's brand-new 2018 MacBook Pro with combined instant and coupon savings totaling up to $400 off with no tax outside NY and NJ. These deals, which offer shoppers the lowest prices anywhere, are available only at AppleInsider.

VideomacOS Mojave brings you 90 changes & new features to your Mac, and it arrives today

macOS Mojave brings you 90 changes & new features to your Mac, and it arrives today

Apple's Mojave update for the Mac is nearly upon us. AppleInsider has taken a deep dive on macOS Mojave since the reveal at the WWDC, and tells you 90 features to look forward to if you're upgrading on Monday

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iPhone XS Max dramatically outselling iPhone XS, Apple Watch Series 4 sales exceeding all expectations

iPhone XS Max dramatically outselling iPhone XS, Apple Watch Series 4 sales exceeding all expectations

Noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has weighed in on early sales of Apple's new products, and is seeing massive demand for the iPhone XS Max over the iPhone XS, with Apple Watch Series 4 demand so high that supply constraints may extend unless Apple brings on more assemblers.

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Apple's Tim Cook peppers Twitter with shared photos shot on iPhone XS

Apple's Tim Cook peppers Twitter with shared photos shot on iPhone XS

As part of a weekend blitz to help promote the launch of the iPhone XS, Apple CEO Tim Cook took to Twitter to share images shot by three different photographers.

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iPhone XS and XS Max sales are 'weak' says historically bearish Apple analyst

iPhone XS and XS Max sales are 'weak' says historically bearish Apple analyst

Rosenblatt Securities' Jun Zhang, who was perhaps the leading skeptic of the iPhone X and stuck with that bearish outlook even as it was clear the 2017 phone was a hit, weighs in again on iPhone XS and XS Max, with the same take.

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Apple Watch Series 4 teardown shows slight battery increase, svelte new components

Apple Watch Series 4 teardown shows slight battery increase, svelte new components

Although similar to the Series 3 on the surface apart from its larger screen and EKG technology, the Series 4 Watch shows some serious efforts at interior redesign, an early teardown of the device reveals.

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ExclusiveNew price drops knock up to $400 off 2018 Apple MacBook Pros, delivering the lowest prices ever

New price drops knock up to $400 off 2018 Apple MacBook Pros, delivering the lowest prices ever

Adorama has issued new, steeper discounts on Apple's Mid 2018 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros exclusively for AppleInsider readers. Shoppers can now save up to $400 on a variety of models thanks to instant rebates and our exclusive coupon. Plus, there's no tax collected outside NY and NJ, with 0% financing for up to 12 months on approved credit.

Apple partners with Salesforce to increase iOS integration in business

Apple partners with Salesforce to increase iOS integration in business

Apple is working with Salesforce to improve how the customer relationship management platform works on iOS, including new features for the main Salesforce app and the introduction of tools for developers to build native iOS apps that use Salesforce's service.

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Storage increases in iPhone XS offers high profits to Apple with minimal production cost

Storage increases in iPhone XS offers high profits to Apple with minimal production cost

The iPhone XS and XS Max stand to offer Apple considerable profits just from memory upgrade alone, with Bloomberg attacking the iPhone's relatively high price to increase its storage capacity compared to how much the components used actually cost.

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Sirius XM to acquire Pandora for $3.5 billion

Sirius XM to acquire Pandora for $3.5 billion

An all-stock transaction, set to close in early 2019, would create what Sirius calls the "world's largest audio entertainment company."

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Apple testimony to Senate committee will include support for federal privacy regulations

Apple testimony to Senate committee will include support for federal privacy regulations

Apple will advise to the Senate it supports federal regulations relating to privacy, a report ahead of the September 26 hearing claims, with the iPhone producer expected to testify to lawmakers how its personal data policies differ from other tech giants.

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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Lowest prices: 2018 13" MacBook Pro for $1,599; $300 off 15" MacBook Pros (as low as $2,099)

Lowest prices: 2018 13

Back by popular demand, Apple authorized resellers have extended aggressive markdowns on Apple's latest 2018 MacBook Pro, delivering the lowest prices seen to date. Pick up a 13-inch Touch Bar for just $1,599 ($200 off), or save $300 on 15-inch configs with no tax outside NY and NJ. AirPods are also on sale for $137.50 with coupon.

Latest California Apple store robbery caught on video

Latest California Apple store robbery caught on video

In the first major Apple store theft since the arrival of the new iPhones, several individuals carried out a robbery in Santa Rosa, and one suspect was caught.

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TipsPSA: Apple Watch Series 4's fall detection is off by default for most people

PSA: Apple Watch Series 4's fall detection is off by default for most people

If you're a new Series 4 owner and you've been trying without luck to test its fall detection feature, there may be a good reason — it's probably turned off.

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FeatureHow iCloud helped convict Paul Manafort

How iCloud helped convict Paul Manafort

The former Trump campaign manager has reached a deal to plead guilty to federal charges, cooperate and avoid a second trial. How the longtime political fixer's misuse of Apple products and services, and poor operational security, helped bring about his downfall.

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VideoApple Watch Series 4 has 10 features that set it apart from your older model

Apple Watch Series 4 has 10 features that set it apart from your older model

Apple Watch Series 4 marks the the first redesign to Apple's popular wearable. AppleInsider walks through the top ten features that make it worth a purchase for users new and old.

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Hands-OnHands on: Apple's iPhone XS and XS Max are gorgeous, and a boon for photographers

Hands on: Apple's iPhone XS and XS Max are gorgeous, and a boon for photographers

Apple turned up the iPhone X to 11 with the iPhone XS and XS Max. AppleInsider goes hands on with the iPhone X successor, as well as the largest-screened iPhone ever, to provide our first impressions and thoughts on Apples latest handset.

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Hands-OnHands on: Apple Watch Series 4 Hermes

Hands on: Apple Watch Series 4 Hermes

Apple Watch Edition may be long gone, but that doesn't mean Apple culled all premium Watch offerings from its lineup. AppleInsider goes hands on with the pricey $1300-plus Hermes Apple Watch Series 4 to see what the higher price tag gets you.

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Hands-OnHands on: 44mm Space Gray Apple Watch Series 4

Hands on: 44mm Space Gray Apple Watch Series 4

The Apple Watch Series 4 is finally available to everybody. AppleInsider goes hands on to provide our first impressions and thoughts on Apples latest wearable.

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Construction delays leave Apple's iconic London Battersea offices in doubt

Construction delays leave Apple's iconic London Battersea offices in doubt

Having planned to move 1,400 staff and create a London Campus, Apple is reportedly looking for alternatives after the building project has fallen behind schedule.

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Apple and Verizon pointing fingers at each other about iPhone XS activation failures

Apple and Verizon pointing fingers at each other about iPhone XS activation failures

New owners of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are struggling to get the mobile devices to connect to Verizon Wireless, with the carrier allegedly having issues activating the devices for some customers on its network.

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Apple sticking to family-friendly video efforts to avoid offense from viewers

Apple sticking to family-friendly video efforts to avoid offense from viewers

Apple's original content efforts for its long-rumored video streaming project will consist of programming without excessive violence, sex, or political elements, a new report claims, under the belief that the company stands to lose more from users being offended and not buying Apple devices as a result of what they view.

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VideoWhat a difference a year makes: Apple Watch Series 4 versus Series 3

What a difference a year makes: Apple Watch Series 4 versus Series 3

If you're thinking about upgrading your old Apple Watch to the new Series 4, read and watch our direct comparison first.

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App Roundup: Bear, Fortnite, Things 3, Halide, Jamf, RemotePC, more!

App Roundup: Bear, Fortnite, Things 3, Halide, Jamf, RemotePC, more!

The iOS and Mac App Store are constantly updated with new apps and updates to existing software on a daily basis, and it's difficult to keep track of it all. AppleInsider highlights some of the more notable app changes that have taken place over the last week.

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This week on AI: iPhone XS & Apple Watch Series 4 launch, iOS 12, watchOS 5 & tvOS 12 ready to download

This week on AI: iPhone XS & Apple Watch Series 4 launch, iOS 12, watchOS 5 & tvOS 12 ready to download

The iPhone XS, XS Max, and Apple Watch Series 4 shipped this week, alongside iOS 12, tvOS 12 and watchOS 5. There was plenty to discover about of all of them.

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Friday, September 21, 2018

ExclusiveTrade-in deals: Get a $20 bonus on all trades now that Apple's iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are shipping

Trade-in deals: Get a $20 bonus on all trades now that Apple's iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are shipping

Now that preorders of Apple's new iPhone XS and XS Max are shipping, we're rounding up where to get the most money for your used iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac with a $20 exclusive bonus on all trades.

Take a tour of iPhone XS, XS Max and XR — and Apple Park — in this video

Take a tour of iPhone XS, XS Max and XR —  and Apple Park —  in this video

Apple on Friday posted a "Guided Tour" of iPhone XS, XS Max and XR to its official YouTube channel, showing off the hardware's latest features in a video almost identical to one shot for iPhone X in 2017. Unlike last year's instructional guide, the short shared today takes place in and around Apple Park's main office building, offering an inside look at facilities normally restricted to employees.

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Apple-owned Beddit to shut down cloud services on Nov. 15

Apple-owned Beddit to shut down cloud services on Nov. 15

Through a Friday app update, sleep tracker maker Beddit has announced that Beddit Cloud services will come to a halt for all users as of Nov. 15.

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iPhone XS, Apple Watch preorder system at Apple stores back after outage [u]

iPhone XS, Apple Watch preorder system at Apple stores back after outage [u]

After about an hour and a half of down time on one of the busiest days for Apple Retail, the company has either restored the point-of-sale systems in the stores, or is in the process of doing so, and is grinding down long lines that developed as a result of the outage.

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Belkin Boost Up wireless charging dock for iPhone and Apple Watch landing in December

Belkin Boost Up wireless charging dock for iPhone and Apple Watch landing in December

Belkin has introduced a pair of wireless charging docks that allows an iPhone and an Apple Watch to be recharged from the same stand, with the Boost Up Dock offering minimalist stylings alongside an updated version of the PowerHouse Charging Dock.

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New builds of iOS 12.1 beta released to support iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max

New builds of iOS 12.1 beta released to support iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max

Apple has issued new builds of iOS 12.1 beta to support the latest iPhone XS and XS Max that includes the delayed Group FaceTime feature.

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iPhone XS Max in greater demand than past Plus versions, says small-scale survey

iPhone XS Max in greater demand than past Plus versions, says small-scale survey

A survey performed by long-time Apple analyst Gene Munster Stores Friday saw shorter customer queues at Apple retail stores, but higher demand for the highest-end model.

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Streaming services like Apple Music dominate music industry revenue

Streaming services like Apple Music dominate music industry revenue

Apple Music and other paid subscriptions are now the biggest source of revenue in a growing music industry, with streaming alone encompassing 75 percent of money earned, far beyond any other contributor.

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