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Monday, July 06, 2020

Apple evaluating Hong Kong security law imposed by China

Apple evaluating Hong Kong security law imposed by China

Apple is "assessing" the implications of China's newly invoked "National Security Law," an edict designed to crack down on political crimes and, according to critics, permanently stifle unrest in Hong Kong.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook to testify in US House antitrust investigation on July 27

Apple CEO Tim Cook to testify in US House antitrust investigation on July 27

Apple CEO Tim Cook is scheduled to appear in front of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee on July 27, where he will testify as part of a probe into big tech business dealings.

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Lawsuit targets Apple iMessage, FaceTime flaw related to phone number recycling

Lawsuit targets Apple iMessage, FaceTime flaw related to phone number recycling

A class action complaint filed Monday takes aim at Apple and T-Mobile for a long-running iMessage and FaceTime flaw that tied Apple services to a specific cellular number, leaving users open to inadvertent and continuous access to private data when a number was recycled.

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Ireland launches COVID-19 contact tracing app based on Apple-Google API

Ireland launches COVID-19 contact tracing app based on Apple-Google API

Ireland has launched a long-awaited COVID-19 contact tracing app after retooling the software to integrate elements of the Apple-Google Exposure Notification API.

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ExclusiveCoupon: up to $200 off every 2020 13" MacBook Pro, plus $60 off AppleCare, 5% back

Coupon: up to $200 off every 2020 13

Apple's 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro is $75 to $200 off, and every single configuration is eligible for the exclusive coupon discount. Plus, save $60 on AppleCare and get an additional 5% back with the new Adorama Edge Credit Card. Total savings can reach up to $440 off.

Apple Music's 'Africa Rising' program highlights emerging African artists

Apple Music's 'Africa Rising' program highlights emerging African artists

Apple Music this week launched a new artist discovery initiative and accompanying playlist that will highlight artists and musicians from Africa.

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Apple TV+ inks multi-year deal with Maurice Sendak Foundation

Apple TV+ inks multi-year deal with Maurice Sendak Foundation

Apple TV+ has inked a new multi-year overall deal with the nonprofit Maurice Sendak Foundation for its premium streaming service.

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New H.266 VCC codec up to 50% more efficient than previous standard

New H.266 VCC codec up to 50% more efficient than previous standard

The Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute on Tuesday announced the H.266 Versatile Video Coding codec, which will power more data-efficient video capture and transmission on future iPhones.

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Apple claims it isn't infringing USM patents with Apple Pay

Apple claims it isn't infringing USM patents with Apple Pay

After failing to invalidate patents in a patent infringement lawsuit targeting Apple Pay, Apple is trying convince the court that it isn't infringing on the patents in question.

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TipsHow to mute Apple Watch

How to mute Apple Watch

From an unexpected Siri response, to a forgotten alarm, you can quickly stop Apple Watch from embarrassing you in public.

Verizon's cheapest AirPods Pro deal has returned

Verizon's cheapest AirPods Pro deal has returned

Verizon Wireless' best AirPods Pro deal has made a comeback, with the wireless giant discounting the Apple earphones by $30 for a limited time only.

European Union targets tech giants with new tax and content rules

European Union targets tech giants with new tax and content rules

The European Union is planning to apply more restrictions on the activities and responsibilities of Apple and other major tech companies, EU digital policy and antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager has revealed, which could impact taxes, privacy, and online content.

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Getting started with HomeKit, Eve Cam giveaway winner and more on the HomeKit Insider podcast

Getting started with HomeKit, Eve Cam giveaway winner and more on the HomeKit Insider podcast

In this week's episode of HomeKit Insider, working around initial HomeKit setup troubles, several user questions get answered, and we announce the winner of our Eve Cam giveaway.

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Tom Hanks disappointed with Apple TV+ 'Greyhound' release

Tom Hanks disappointed with Apple TV+ 'Greyhound' release

The release of the Tom Hanks movie "Greyhound" on Apple TV instead of cinemas is an "absolute heartbreak" to the film star, an interview reveals, with Hanks also using the opportunity to poke fun at Apple's PR policies during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Today at Apple to resume 'Made in LDN' music sessions

Today at Apple to resume 'Made in LDN' music sessions

Apple is restarting its Today at Apple series of workshops by moving its "Made in LDN" sessions online, starting in late July.

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Sunday, July 05, 2020

Murder plots and cult exposure via iCloud in the Apple Crime Blotter

Murder plots and cult exposure via iCloud in the Apple Crime Blotter

An alleged looter gets looted himself, an iPhone photo is part of a public corruption probe, and more on the Apple crime blotter.

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Saturday, July 04, 2020

Reddit app update incoming after triggering iOS 14 clipboard snooping notice

Reddit app update incoming after triggering iOS 14 clipboard snooping notice

Reddit has become the latest high-profile service to confirm it will be updating its iOS app to stop copying data from the clipboard, following complaints of it repeatedly triggering iOS 14's new privacy-focused clipboard monitoring system.

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Giant 4th of July Apple deal roundup: $200 off 2020 MacBook Pros, $199 HomePods, $169 Apple Watches

Giant 4th of July Apple deal roundup: $200 off 2020 MacBook Pros, $199 HomePods, $169 Apple Watches

The holiday weekend is here, and we've rounded up the best 4th of July Apple deals on hardware and accessories, from Apple Watches and AirPods to MacBook Pros and iPads.

Friday, July 03, 2020

Apple files to halt future patent lawsuits from Zipit Wireless

Apple files to halt future patent lawsuits from Zipit Wireless

Apple is seeking a declaratory judgement to determine that it does not infringe on two instant messaging patents owned by a company named Zipit Wireless, which previously leveled claims against the tech giant.

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LinkedIn blames bug for clipboard snooping discovered by iOS 14

LinkedIn blames bug for clipboard snooping discovered by iOS 14

LinkedIn claims that clipboard snooping behavior, recently revealed in the firm's iOS app by a new iOS 14 data privacy feature, is caused by a software bug.

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Celebrate Independence Day with these iTunes movies and TV show deals

Celebrate Independence Day with these iTunes movies and TV show deals

It is Independence Day weekend in the United States, so Apple is holding a special iTunes sale for movies and TV shows. Celebrate your American patriotism with these deals.

Apple surveying users about iPhone AC adapters amid rumors they'll be sold separately

Apple surveying users about iPhone AC adapters amid rumors they'll be sold separately

Apple is surveying users in Brazil about the USB Power Adapters that came packaged in their iPhones, likely for market research concerning the ubiquitous iPhone accessory.

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FeatureWWDC, Apple Silicon, and App Store fights - June 2020 in review

WWDC, Apple Silicon, and App Store fights - June 2020 in review

It will be WWDC and its "historic" announcement of the move to Apple Silicon that will be remembered, but there was so much more going on in June.

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Europe presses Apple for more iPhone 'batterygate' compensation

Europe presses Apple for more iPhone 'batterygate' compensation

Three years after Apple slowed down its iPhones to protect aging batteries, a group in Europe is demanding the company pay compensation to all users.

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Mac Pro woes, 'iPhone 12' delays, and Apple's passport ambitions, on the AppleInsider podcast

Mac Pro woes, 'iPhone 12' delays, and Apple's passport ambitions, on the AppleInsider podcast

We're still gleaning details of macOS Big Sur and iOS 14 since WWDC, but there's also the on/off "iPhone 12" delay, the peculiar difficulty of replacing a Mac Pro's SSD, and the way your iPhone may replace your ID, all on this week's AppleInsider Podcast.

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European advertisers critical of iOS 14 warning users about ad tracking

European advertisers critical of iOS 14 warning users about ad tracking

Marketing associations are concerned about the changes coming to iOS 14, and are complaining that Apple is ignoring the GDPR — and users will be less likely to allow tracking.

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Apple supplier Foxconn says India customs issue has been resolved

Apple supplier Foxconn says India customs issue has been resolved

Ships from companies including iPhone manufacturer Foxconn had been held up by customs at Indian ports over ongoing China/India tensions, but at least some have now been cleared.

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'High-end' lenses for 'iPhone 12' to start shipping in July, Kuo says

'High-end' lenses for 'iPhone 12' to start shipping in July, Kuo says

Apple's next-generation "iPhone 12" will incorporate "high-end" lens arrays in its rear-facing camera design, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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Thursday, July 02, 2020

Oil traders tried to use Apple mobility data to predict market recovery, left 'disappointed'

Oil traders tried to use Apple mobility data to predict market recovery, left 'disappointed'

Oil traders looking for ways to estimate fuel demand were disappointed by Apple's mobility data, a report claims

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Apple, Google comply with Indian government order to ban Chinese apps

Apple, Google comply with Indian government order to ban Chinese apps

Apple and Google are complying with a new Indian government order to block apps developed by Chinese firms.

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Apple digital car key arrives with updated BMW Connected app

Apple digital car key arrives with updated BMW Connected app

BMW on Thursday added Digital Key support to its BMW Connected app, a little over a week after Apple announced a digital car key feature set to debut with iOS 13.6.

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ExclusiveDevelopers reveal the good and bad of WWDC 2020 going online

Developers reveal the good and bad of WWDC 2020 going online

WWDC is more than a flash two-hour keynote, it's an entire week of developer sessions. We asked developers worldwide what they thought of the new online format.

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VideoHow to upgrade Mac Pro storage with Apple's new Mac Pro SSD Kit

How to upgrade Mac Pro storage with Apple's new Mac Pro SSD Kit

Apple's new Mac Pro isn't stuck with what you buy at initial purchase. A SSD upgrade kit from the company can quickly add one to eight terabytes of storage to your professional workstation by following these steps.

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After seven years, Apple loses iPad 2 Smart Cover import duty legal fight

After seven years, Apple loses iPad 2 Smart Cover import duty legal fight

A final ruling has come down from the appeals court, and Apple is on the hook for import duties on the long-discontinued iPad 2 Smart Cover

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Apple launches online web portal for Apple Card management via browser

Apple launches online web portal for Apple Card management via browser

Apple on Thursday launched a new online portal for the Apple Card, letting users manage their cards through a browser.

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App Store nearly doubles Google Play revenues across COVID-19 lockdown

App Store nearly doubles Google Play revenues across COVID-19 lockdown

The Apple App Store generated $32.8 billion across the globe in the first half of 2020, nearly double that of the Google Play store.

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Hodinkee is now an Apple Watch reseller

Hodinkee is now an Apple Watch reseller

Hodinkee, a popular mechanical wristwatch venue, is now an Apple Watch authorized reseller.

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ExclusiveNew 16-inch MacBook Pro deals knock up to $600 off every AMD 5600M model, plus AppleCare discount, 5% back

New 16-inch MacBook Pro deals knock up to $600 off every AMD 5600M model, plus AppleCare discount, 5% back

AppleInsider readers can take advantage of fresh coupon deals on every 16-inch MacBook Pro, with new AMD 5600M GPU configs now eligible for the promo code savings. Plus, grab bonus perks like AppleCare for $80 off and 5% back with the Adorama Edge Card.

Apple is still working on under-display optical Touch ID reader

Apple is still working on under-display optical Touch ID reader

Apple is continuing development of optical under-display fingerprint reading technology, possibly for a future iPhone.

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