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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

New Microsoft Office iOS & iPadOS app unifies Excel, PowerPoint, Word

New Microsoft Office iOS & iPadOS app unifies Excel, PowerPoint, Word

The newly updated Microsoft Office app for iOS and iPadOS combines three of Microsoft's most popular apps into one, and puts them in the palm of your hand.

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Arlo adds HomeKit support to Arlo Pro 3 smart home camera system

Arlo adds HomeKit support to Arlo Pro 3 smart home camera system

After releasing the Arlo Pro 3 at the end of 2019, Arlo is bringing HomeKit support to the popular smart home security camera through a free firmware update.

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EU unveils wide-ranging digital strategy with global implications for Apple & other big tech

EU unveils wide-ranging digital strategy with global implications for Apple & other big tech

A newly-published digital strategy marks the start of the European Union's plans to debate and implement regulations that will have lasting effects on users in the EU and big technology companies like Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon.

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ExclusiveThese Mac Pro configurations are hottest among Pros, and B&H's deals deliver up to $1000 off

These Mac Pro configurations are hottest among Pros, and B&H's deals deliver up to $1000 off

Apple Authorized Reseller B&H Photo is slashing the price of its top selling Apple Mac Pro desktop computers by up to $1,000 exclusively for AppleInsider readers. These special Apple deals are available for a limited time only, delivering the lowest prices on record for the powerful machines.

IRS suing Facebook for $9B in unpaid taxes

IRS suing Facebook for $9B in unpaid taxes

The Internal Revenue Service has gone to court to sue Facebook, claiming the social media giant owes in excess of $9 billion in taxes by selling its intellectual property to a subsidiary in Ireland — a transaction the IRS believes Facebook severely undervalued.

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Larry Tesler, who showed Steve Jobs around Xerox PARC, dies aged 74

Larry Tesler, who showed Steve Jobs around Xerox PARC, dies aged 74

Computer scientist Larry Tesler was the inventor of copy-and-paste as we know it today, and was also the guide that showed Steve Jobs the Xerox PARC systems that would inspire the Macintosh.

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Adobe Photoshop delivers dark mode, better object selection for 30th anniversary

Adobe Photoshop delivers dark mode, better object selection for 30th anniversary

Adobe Photoshop has turned 30 years old, and in honor of the milestone, Adobe is releasing new updates to both Mac and iOS versions of the creative software with dark mode support better content-aware fill tools, and more.

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EditorialApple is pushing its services, but iOS is not adware yet

Apple is pushing its services, but iOS is not adware yet

Apple has not turned iOS into adware, yet we do get get more notifications of services than we did. That's still a long way from having Mail's inbox showing us banner ads for golf games and dating sites, though.

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Qualcomm's X60 5G modem could be used in 2021 iPhone models

Qualcomm's X60 5G modem could be used in 2021 iPhone models

Qualcomm has launched the Snapdragon X60 5G Modem, a third-generation system for 5G connectivity in smartphones, but one that Apple is more likely to be using for its 2021 iPhone releases rather than 2020's "iPhone 12" models.

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Apple demands pull of tell-all App Store book over confidentiality issues

Apple demands pull of tell-all App Store book over confidentiality issues

Apple is taking legal action against former german App Store manager Tom Sadowski and publisher Murmann Verlag to stop circulation of a book about his work, under allegations it reveals confidential "business secrets" that the author wasn't allowed to disclose.

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Apple reopens 10 more stores in China following coronavirus closures

Apple reopens 10 more stores in China following coronavirus closures

Apple's retail efforts in China are slowly being brought back to normal during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, with the iPhone maker reopening 10 more stores in the country, including the first store it closed due to the epidemic.

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Bose updates SoundTouch and Lifestyle speakers with AirPlay 2

Bose updates SoundTouch and Lifestyle speakers with AirPlay 2

A firmware update is being rolled out to Bose SoundTouch and Lifestyle speakers to bring the promised compatibility with Apple's AirPlay 2.

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ExclusiveDeals: Save $150 to $450 on every Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro

Deals: Save $150 to $450 on every Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro

Extended by popular demand! Apple authorized resellers have extended record-breaking discounts on Apple's brand-new 16-inch MacBook Pro, delivering cash savings of up to $450 off every model, including loaded Core i9 systems, via instant rebates and exclusive coupons. Find out how to save hundreds of dollars and grab the lowest prices on the ultimate Apple laptop.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

First Alert adds Apple AirPlay 2 support to Onelink Safe & Sound smoke detector

First Alert adds Apple AirPlay 2 support to Onelink Safe & Sound smoke detector

First Alert on Tuesday issued a software update that adds AirPlay 2 support to its Onelink Safe & Sound smoke and carbon monoxide alarm-cum-speaker, fulfilling longstanding customer requests for integration with Apple's audio streaming technology.

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ExclusiveKiller deal: Apple's latest 13" MacBook Pro (2.4GHz, 8GB, 256GB) drops to $1,449

Killer deal: Apple's latest 13

Better than Black Friday pricing is here for a limited time, with Apple's current 13-inch MacBook Pro (Mid 2019) with a quad-core processor, 256GB of storage and four Thunderbolt 3 ports now $350 off.

VideoReview: Insta360 GO is the AirPods-like action cam to beat

Review: Insta360 GO is the AirPods-like action cam to beat

With a tiny form factor, unique social features, and an easy-to-use design, the Insta 360 Go is the new everyday action cam to beat.

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iPhone supply delays could extend into April as suppliers battle coronavirus

iPhone supply delays could extend into April as suppliers battle coronavirus

Apple's coronavirus-related supply chain issues will be a problem for the company long into April, a report claims, as despite efforts from assembly partners, supplies of the iPhone may be constrained for some time to come.

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Apple releases updates for watchOS 6.1.3, watchOS 5.3.5 for legacy iPhones

Apple releases updates for watchOS 6.1.3, watchOS 5.3.5 for legacy iPhones

Apple has released multiple updates for the Apple Watch, with watchOS 6.1.3 released for up-to-date versions of the wearable device alongside watchOS 5.3.5 for owners of older iPhones that are not able to use the latest iOS releases.

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Best Apple AirPods deals for 2020 [u]

Best Apple AirPods deals for 2020 [u]

Apple AirPods offer hands-free convenience with Siri support, as well as seamless integration with iPhones, Apple Watches, iPads and Macs thanks to Apple's H1 chip. We've rounded up the best AirPods deals going on right now, delivering instant cash savings and free shipping.

EditorialWhy Apple's guidance correction is causing less panic versus 2019

Why Apple's guidance correction is causing less panic versus 2019

For the second time in two years, Apple has issued a correction to its revenue guidance. After looking foolish for sensationalizing Apple's downfall last year, analysts and tech media reporters are exercising more caution in their coverage of how business interruptions by the coronavirus might affect the company.

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Apple Music upgrades album catalog by showing 'Other Versions'

Apple Music upgrades album catalog by showing 'Other Versions'

Apple has started to roll out its "Other Versions" feature for Apple Music, offering subscribers of the music streaming service the option to listen to songs from alternate versions or secondary deluxe releases of an artist's albums.

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ExclusiveLowest price ever: Apple's Mac Pro (3.5GHz, 32GB, 256GB, 580X) drops to $5,399, save on tax w/ Payboo

Lowest price ever: Apple's Mac Pro (3.5GHz, 32GB, 256GB, 580X) drops to $5,399, save on tax w/ Payboo

Apple's Mac Pro (Late 2019) has dropped to the lowest price on record at B&H Photo, with the 8-core model now $600 off exclusively for AI readers. Plus, grab free shipping and even a sales tax refund in select states with the Payboo Card.

'Apple Tags' tracking devices launching summer 2020, says Ming-Chi Kuo

'Apple Tags' tracking devices launching summer 2020, says Ming-Chi Kuo

The rumored "Apple Tags" tracking fobs will ship in the middle of 2020, Ming-Chi Kuo believes, with shipments of the Ultra Wideband-based tag anticipated to be in the order of "tens of millions" by the end of the year.

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Apple Pencil could gain haptic system that could monitor a user's grip

Apple Pencil could gain haptic system that could monitor a user's grip

A future version of the Apple Pencil could include a system that can provide vibrations to the user's fingertips while grasping the stylus, and may also be able to detect how the user is gripping the device.

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Supply chain sources predicting 12-inch iPad Pro in the spring

Supply chain sources predicting 12-inch iPad Pro in the spring

A supply chain source is predicting a 12-inch iPad Pro for the spring, but it isn't exactly clear where they're getting the information.

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Adjustable smart fabric with built-in buttons could make Apple Watch accessories smarter

Adjustable smart fabric with built-in buttons could make Apple Watch accessories smarter

Apple is working on new ways to use fabrics as part of the design of its devices and accessories, including a system for adjusting how tight a piece of fabric is at specific locations, and creating fabric domes that could be used as a switch.

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Apple's coronavirus revenue miss seen as short-term hurdle

Apple's coronavirus revenue miss seen as short-term hurdle

While industry observers are clearly seeing a short-term financial and business impact from the coronavirus outbreak in China, the first analysts chiming in on the situation don't have long-term concerns surrounding Apple's financial prospects.

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Apple's 'iPhone SE 2,' iPad Pro reportedly on track despite coronavirus

Apple's 'iPhone SE 2,' iPad Pro reportedly on track despite coronavirus

Industry reports suggest the low-cost "iPhone SE 2" and a refresh of the iPad Pro line will still launch in March, with the iPad Pro refresh arriving shortly thereafter —although the impact of the coronavirus raises questions about Apple's over-reliance on Chinese manufacturing.

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Monday, February 17, 2020

Tim Cook issues memo to staff regarding coronavirus outbreak

Tim Cook issues memo to staff regarding coronavirus outbreak

Tim Cook has released a memo to Apple staff, discussing the impacts of the coronavirus has made Apple's return to normal conditions somewhat slower than anticipated.

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Patent troll targets Apple in touch screen patent infringement case

Patent troll targets Apple in touch screen patent infringement case

An infamous patent troll has resurfaced, and is suing Apple and many others over the infringement of four patents dealing with capacitive keyboards and sensors used in the iPhone 11, third-generation iPad Pro, and similar products by other vendors like Microsoft and Samsung.

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Apple will miss quarterly guidance & iPhone sales estimates because of coronavirus

Apple will miss quarterly guidance & iPhone sales estimates because of coronavirus

Apple is revising its quarterly guidance downward not just a as a result of lowered sales in China because of the coronavirus, but also because of production problems in the country that are just now starting to be overcome.

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Apple event rumored for March 31, date is little more than an educated guess

Apple event rumored for March 31, date is little more than an educated guess

An Apple media event said to feature the "iPhone SE 2"is rumored to take place at the end of March — but the rumor offers nothing to substantiate it, making it nothing more than an educated guess.

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Apple, Google, Facebook lobby EU over AI regulation plans

Apple, Google, Facebook lobby EU over AI regulation plans

Senior Artificial Intelligence executives from technology firms, including Apple, are in Brussels to make their case as the European Union aims to set regulations on artificial intelligence that could drastically affect machine learning globally.

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Apple teases 'Amazing Stories' in Apple TV app, YouTube trailer

Apple teases 'Amazing Stories' in Apple TV app, YouTube trailer

Apple has started to promote the Steven Spielberg anthology series 'Amazing Stories' for Apple TV+, alerting potential viewers of the Steven Spielberg show's availability from March 6 via the Apple TV app, as well as publishing a trailer for the show on YouTube.

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Coronavirus may slow 'AirPods Pro Lite,' 2020 iPad Pro launches

Coronavirus may slow 'AirPods Pro Lite,' 2020 iPad Pro launches

The ongoing coronavirus epidemic is allegedly impacting production of two unannounced Apple products, with the rumored "AirPods Pro Lite" supposedly pushed back to later in the year, while ramping up of assembly for the 2020 iPad Pro refresh is going slower than intended.

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Berkshire Hathaway sold over $800M in Apple shares in Q1 2020

Berkshire Hathaway sold over $800M in Apple shares in Q1 2020

Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett's investment fund, has reduced its holdings in Apple over the last quarter, offloading in excess of $800 million worth of Apple stock over a three-month period, but it still maintains its position as the iPhone maker's biggest shareholder.

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HQ Trivia app closes down, ends with drunken presenters asking for jobs

HQ Trivia app closes down, ends with drunken presenters asking for jobs

The makers of the high-profile HQ Trivia app have gone bankrupt, and its last live broadcast featured drunk presenters looking for work, while paying the final prize money out of their own pockets.

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Sunday, February 16, 2020

Apple Music Replay has been updated to create a 2020 Replay playlist

Apple Music Replay has been updated to create a 2020 Replay playlist

Apple Music's Replay service generates a curated playlist based on your year of listening so far, and has just been updated to support 2020.

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Apple Maps Transit directions go live in various locations in the EU

Apple Maps Transit directions go live in various locations in the EU

Apple Maps are showing train, bus, and tram directions for users in new European locations such as France, Spain, and Germany as a new update appears rolls out across the EU.

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