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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Lowest price ever: Apple Watch 5 hits $299 at Amazon ($130 off)

Lowest price ever: Apple Watch 5 hits $299 at Amazon ($130 off)

Ringing in as the lowest price ever, Amazon has knocked $130 off the Apple Watch Series 5, bringing the GPS model down to $299.99.

Monday, September 21, 2020

Apple CEO Tim Cook says 'big companies deserve scrutiny'

Apple CEO Tim Cook says 'big companies deserve scrutiny'

Apple CEO Tim Cook participated in an interview as part of The Atlantic Festival on Monday, where he discussed a range of topics from climate change to remote work and the company's antitrust troubles.

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Users must return entire Apple Watch Series 6 package if Solo Loop or Braided Solo Loop doesn't fit [u]

Users must return entire Apple Watch Series 6 package if Solo Loop or Braided Solo Loop doesn't fit [u]

New Apple Watch Series 6 owners who find that their Solo Loop or Braided Solo Loop fails to provide a proper fit are required to return the whole product — Apple Watch and band — to Apple for replacement.

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Users can now select Gmail as their default email client in iOS 14

Users can now select Gmail as their default email client in iOS 14

Google on Monday announced that its Gmail service can officially be set as the default mail client in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14.

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

Deals: up to $200 off every 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 systems bundled with AC and the Edge financing promotion.

5G iPhone launch unlikely to be 'massive event,' AT&T executive says

5G iPhone launch unlikely to be 'massive event,' AT&T executive says

AT&T Communications CEO Jeff McElfresh said that the impending launch of 5G-equipped "iPhone 12" models may not end up being a "massive event," and that industry watchers should soften expectations.

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Apple's iOS 14, iPadOS 14 hits 26% adoption five days after launch

Apple's iOS 14, iPadOS 14 hits 26% adoption five days after launch

Apple's new iOS 14 update have been adopted by an estimated 26.81% of active iPhone, iPad, and iPod users just five days after it launched, according to Mixpanel data.

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Apple Watch Series 6 teardown reveals bigger battery, Taptic Engine

Apple Watch Series 6 teardown reveals bigger battery, Taptic Engine

Repair company iFixit has completed its teardown of the Apple Watch Series 6, revealing a refined design, a beefier battery, and a bigger Taptic Engine.

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Apple celebrates 'Day of the Girl' with week-long Today at Apple sessions

Apple celebrates 'Day of the Girl' with week-long Today at Apple sessions

From October 5 through October 11, Apple is offering free virtual Today at Apple sessions to celebrate "Day of the Girl," with inspirational talks, art labs, and more.

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TipsHow to use App Clips in iOS 14

How to use App Clips in iOS 14

Learn how iOS 14's new App Clips feature can help you complete common tasks, such as grabbing lunch, without requiring you to download a retailer's full app.

Apple releases first public beta of iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2

Apple releases first public beta of iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2

Apple has provided its first beta of iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 to public beta testers, marking the first update to the milestone operating system releases in this generation.

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Video service Quibi exploring 'strategic options' including possible sale

Video service Quibi exploring 'strategic options' including possible sale

Recently launched streaming service Quibi is reportedly exploring "strategic options," including the possibility of a sale, as it struggles to hit initial subscriber targets.

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TipsHow to use emoji in iOS 14, nearly everywhere

How to use emoji in iOS 14, nearly everywhere

They're not just for Messages. Apple has made emojis such a part of iOS 14 that you can use them nearly anywhere you can type — and now it's made it easier to find the one you want.

AppleCare+ monthly payment option extended to Germany, UK

AppleCare+ monthly payment option extended to Germany, UK

Apple has expanded the monthly payment option for AppleCare+ to customers in Germany and the United Kingdom, enabling more people to sign up to the extended support service.

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Microsoft remains committed to bringing Xbox Game Pass to iPhone

Microsoft remains committed to bringing Xbox Game Pass to iPhone

In an interview on CNBC, Microsoft's Xbox lead Phil Spencer said it remains committed to bringing Xbox Game Pass to a variety of platforms, including Apple's iPhone.

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TipsHow to customize your Home Screen on iOS 14

How to customize your Home Screen on iOS 14

There are more home screen customizations in iOS 14 than ever before. Learn how to customize your iPhone's wallpaper, dress up your home screen, and set up widgets to make your iPhone more personal.

TipsHow to use the new Messages features in iOS 14

How to use the new Messages features in iOS 14

Messages used to be a simple replacement for the limited and sometimes costly text messaging we all did, but it's evolved into a powerful communications tool — and iOS 14 has added many improvements.

EU seeks new powers to police technology giants in Europe

EU seeks new powers to police technology giants in Europe

The European Union is seeking new powers to police and penalize technology giants, like Apple, if their market dominance appears to threaten consumers or smaller rivals.

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Netatmo announces European availability of HomeKit video doorbell

Netatmo announces European availability of HomeKit video doorbell

Netatmo is coming through for users with the launch of its new Smart Video Doorbell in Europe, including support for Apple's HomeKit — but no support for HomeKit Secure Video at launch.

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VideoReview: Logitech MX Anywhere 3 is tailor-made for the work-from-home era

Review: Logitech MX Anywhere 3 is tailor-made for the work-from-home era

The new Logitech MX Anywhere 3 and the corresponding Mac version is engineered for demands of the work from home era, coupling a wide feature set with a compact and portable design.

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Here are the 217 Emoji arriving on the iPhone and iPad in 2021

Here are the 217 Emoji arriving on the iPhone and iPad in 2021

Following the introduction of new emoji as part of the recent launch of iOS 14, attention has turned to a new batch of 217 emoji characters that have been approved by the Unicode Consortium, which will be available to use on iPhones in 2021.

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ByteDance insists it will maintain majority control of TikTok in the US

ByteDance insists it will maintain majority control of TikTok in the US

ByteDance is insisting that it will retain majority ownership of TikTok Global, contradicting President Donald Trump's claims that the app would have "nothing to do with any outside land."

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What the 'Time Flies' event gave HomeKit users, plus a studio update, and more on HomeKit Insider

What the 'Time Flies' event gave HomeKit users, plus a studio update, and more on HomeKit Insider

This week on HomeKit Insider, we examine just what Apple brought HomeKit users in its "Time Flies" event, plus we recap the best HomeKit features of iOS 14 now we've all got it, and we answer some tough listener questions.

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ExclusiveBest prices: new iMacs are up to $410 off right now

Best prices: new iMacs are up to $410 off right now

New 2020 iMacs, including 27-inch iMac and 21.5-inch iMac 4K models, are on sale right now, with exclusive coupon discounts on nearly every configuration and prices as low as $1,049.

Apple could use 'iPhone 12 mini' name for smallest 2020 model

Apple could use 'iPhone 12 mini' name for smallest 2020 model

Apple may change up its naming system for the "iPhone 12," a leaker claims, with the non-Pro models said to be the "iPhone 12" and "iPhone 12 mini."

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TipsHow to use the new Shortcuts folders in iOS 14

How to use the new Shortcuts folders in iOS 14

As well as bringing much-need organization to Shortcuts, the new iOS 14 option for folders has benefits for how you can use widgets, too.

Dueling mini LED suppliers could cut cost on display tech for Apple

Dueling mini LED suppliers could cut cost on display tech for Apple

Apple may not limit the sourcing of mini LED chips for a rumored future iPad model to just one supplier, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests, with work from a second supplier on the technology potentially leading to cost savings for Apple.

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'The Morning Show' wins Apple TV+ its first Emmy

'The Morning Show' wins Apple TV+ its first Emmy

Apple TV+ has won its first primetime Emmy as Billy Crudup won for his performance in "The Morning Show."

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Sunday, September 20, 2020

TipsHow to use the Translate app in iOS 14

How to use the Translate app in iOS 14

Apple included the Translate app in iOS 14, which aims to make it easy to communicate with others in a foreign language. Here's how to get up and running with the new app.

TipsHow to use Sleep Mode and tracking in iOS 14 & watchOS 7

How to use Sleep Mode and tracking in iOS 14 & watchOS 7

A key update to both iOS 14 and watchOS 7 is the introduction of sleep-related features, including sleep tracking, a Sleep Mode, and Wind Down. Here's how to take advantage of the features to get a good night's rest.

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VideoTesting out Apple liquid silicone Solo Loop and yarn Braided Solo Loop

Testing out Apple liquid silicone Solo Loop and yarn Braided Solo Loop

Along with the launch of the Apple Watch Series 6, Apple debuted the Solo Loop and Braided Solo Loop bands. We've been wearing them and here are our impressions, as well as a look at each of the colors.

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Judge blocks Executive Order banning WeChat from App Store

Judge blocks Executive Order banning WeChat from App Store

The impending ban of WeChat via an Executive Order from President Donald Trump was halted by a California judge on Sunday, hours before the app was due to be removed from Apple's App Store and Google Play in the United States.

Apple will use 'U1' in 'AirPods Studio' to sense how headphones are worn

Apple will use 'U1' in 'AirPods Studio' to sense how headphones are worn

The "AirPods Studio" will contain the U1 chip, according to a prominent leaker, with the wireless chip capable of giving the rumored personal audio device extra features, such as determining how the headphones are being worn.

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VideoHands on with the new features of Apple Watch Series 6

Hands on with the new features of Apple Watch Series 6

We've spent 24 hours so far testing out the best new features found on the latest Apple Watch Series 6. Here are our impressions of the new features, how useful they are, and how they compare to the prior generation.

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TikTok ban delayed as Walmart, Oracle confirm deal

TikTok ban delayed as Walmart, Oracle confirm deal

Following the verbal approval of a deal to save TikTok by President Donald Trump, TikTok along with Oracle and Walmart have issued statements confirming their involvement in negotiations, as well as offering more details of a plan of action.

Saturday, September 19, 2020

President Trump gives approval 'in concept' for Oracle-TikTok deal

President Trump gives approval 'in concept' for Oracle-TikTok deal

A deal between Bytedance and Oracle to keep TikTok alike in the United States has been given the approval of US President Donald Trump, Just over a day before access to the app would have been curtailed in the United States.

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TipsHow to get the most out of Apple Music's updates in iOS 14

How to get the most out of Apple Music's updates in iOS 14

The release of iOS 14 brings with it an updated Apple Music app, which has been given an overhaul. Here's how to use all of the new features included in the app for all those who updated their iPhone and iPad.

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Epic refutes Apple's claim 'Fortnite' lawsuit was marketing exercise

Epic refutes Apple's claim 'Fortnite' lawsuit was marketing exercise

Epic Games has responded to Apple's latest filing in the ongoing "Fortnite" lawsuit, denying a claim that the lawsuit was instigated as a marketing campaign for the iOS version of the game.

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TipsHow to use the Handwashing feature on the Apple Watch

How to use the Handwashing feature on the Apple Watch

The addition of the Handwashing Timer to watchOS 7 is meant to encourage Apple Watch users to properly wash their hands for at least 20 seconds. Here's how to get the feature working, to remind you to keep your hands clean.

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