All Apple-Related News

Complete list of news headlines and links from Apple news sources from around the world.

Aug 17
In a meeting earlier this month, Apple, Aetna and a number of industry influencers discussed the viability of offering Apple Watch to millions of health insurance subscribers at a discount, but according to one attendee, sticking points r (more...)
Aug 17
For years, civil libertarians have fretted and worried about the eyes of the state encroaching on our privacy, but it turns out that we, the people, have opted to surveil ourselves. (more...)
Aug 17
Apple's "SOS" feature in iOS 11 automatically disables Touch ID with a few quick presses of a device's power button, a new function designed to greatly enhance user privacy in times of distress. (more...)
Aug 17
B&H's massive Back to School Sale is going on now with cash discounts on popular MacBook, iMacs, iPads and more. Top picks include Apple's 2016 15" MacBook Pro for $1,899 ($500 off) or the high-end model for $2,099 ($700 off), $400 off th (more...)
Aug 17
In iOS 11, Apple has added an "Emergency SOS" feature that's designed to give users a quick and easy way to summon emergency services should the need arise. As it turns out, there's a secondary benefit to Emergency SOS - it's also a way to quickly and dis (more...)
Aug 17
Here’s a collection of learning resources and tools for technical high school and college students who are Apple customers. (more...)
Aug 17
The way you work with multiple apps on your iOS 11 iPad has changed slightly, with some good changes but also a few that make Jeff Butts shake his head a bit. (more...)
Aug 17
Google's nascent YouTube TV on Thursday expanded into 14 more U.S. cities, a few notable places being Baltimore, Boston, Las Vegas, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Seattle, and Tampa. (more...)
Aug 17
If the police ever try to force you to unlock your iPhone, you can temporarily disable TouchID in iOS 11. Of course, that won’t stop them from getting a search warrant, but that is part of the lawful process anyway. (more...)
Aug 17
Users will find new tabs for Bitcoin and Ether  on the online wallet, whether or not they have Ether or have generated Ethereum addresses. (more...)
Aug 17
If you’re planning on buying white supremacist apparel online it won’t be as easy because websites that promote hate and racism are being blocked from accepting Apple Pay and PayPal. Both Apple and PayPal made the move following racist rioting in Char (more...)
Aug 17
Shoppers looking for deals on Apple's latest Mid 2017 models can take advantage of bonus coupon savings in addition to already reduced pricing this week. Pick up the high-end 15" MacBook Pro with Radeon 560 graphics for $2,549 or the 512G (more...)
Aug 17
B&H's massive Back to School Sale is going on now with cash discounts on popular MacBook, iMacs, iPads and more. Top picks include the Apple's 2016 15" MacBook Pro for $1,899 ($500 off) or the high-end model for $2,099 ($700 off), $400 of (more...)
Aug 17
Four months after a limited initial launch, Comcast on Thursday expanded its Xfinity Mobile service to all Xfinity internet customers across the U.S., with some other limitations in tow -- most notably that people buy or rent a new phone. (more...)
Aug 17
Apple today updated its online store for refurbished products to add the new 27-inch iMac models that were first released in June of 2017.This is the first time those particular machines have been available through the refurbished store since their introd (more...)
Aug 17
Apple and insurance provider Aetna met last week to discuss ways to offer discounted Apple Watch models to Aetna's 23 million subscribers, and CNBC has shared details on some of the topics that were discussed at the meeting, attended by Aetna employees, A (more...)
Aug 17
Just prior to a hacker's conference, a participant has revealed that the iPhone 5s Secure Enclave has been hacked, and the decryption key for it has been revealed. However, at present, there is nothing for iPhone users immediately worry a (more...)
Aug 17
Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on hate-related websites being blocked from accepting Apple Pay, plus Bryan voices his concerns over how we’re participating in the surveillance state. (more...)
Aug 17
Skype today announced the release of a preview version of its next-generation desktop software, which is designed to emulate the redesigned mobile experience that it released in June.The new version of Skype shares design elements with the mobile version, (more...)
Aug 17
The latest beta release of iOS 11 includes a new security feature, with a few button presses making it impossible to unlock your phone with Touch ID, as well as giving a quick option to dial 911. Here's how to use it. (more...)
Aug 17
With the rumor mill starting to churn in advance of Apple's expected September release event, a new report cites manufacturer Quanta as the manufacturer of the device -- with shipments starting sometime before Christmas. (more...)
Aug 17
Before you install any beta OS on any device—a procedure Dr. Mac describe as similar to performing brain surgery on your Mac—here’s his advice on testing pre-release (beta) operating systems safely and sanely. (more...)
Aug 17
Check out the CASA USB-C 6-Port Hub with two USB 3.1 Type-A ports, a USB 3.1 Type-C port, plus HDMI, ethernet, and SD card reader. It’s US$79.99 through us. (more...)
Aug 17
Apple CEO Tim Cook is taking a strong stance on the recent Nazi and white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, and Donald Trump’s response, saying “Hate is a cancer.” (more...)
Aug 17
A class action suit over Apple store workers' unpaid time spent in bag checks may soon be headed to the California Supreme Court, after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals appealed to the institution for guidance. (more...)
Aug 17
Apple is introducing a new Smart Invert viewing mode in iOS 11 that intelligently inverts all screen colors except for those is displayed media, such as photos, videos, and icons. The feature might be used to extend battery life on the up (more...)
Aug 17
Apple Watch Series 3 models have entered the "final testing phase" in the manufacturing process, with mass production set to begin soon, according to a new Chinese-language Economic Daily News report [Google Translate].The report, citing unnamed supply ch (more...)
Aug 17
McDonald's Australia is using a render of Apple's upcoming "iPhone 8" in an email promoting the company's "mymacca's" iPhone app, various social media posts noted on Thursday. (more...)
Aug 17
One of the last sets of drone footage while Apple Park is still under construction highlights the ever-growing landscaping taking place, and a close-up of the uncovered Steve Jobs Theater. (more...)
Aug 17
In Photos under iOS, you can easily duplicate a Live Image as a still one. So if you’d like to preserve the extra info in your live shot while creating a still version, you can! (more...)
Aug 17
In a German interview this week, Ireland's finance minister attacked the European Commission's ruling calling for the collection of $15 billion in back taxes (plus interest) from Apple, saying it was both unjustified and outside Ireland's (more...)
Aug 17
Matthew Roberts has shared his latest drone tour of Apple Park, providing a closer look at Apple's new headquarters as construction wraps up.There aren't many notable changes since the July video, but August's edition reveals further landscaping efforts, (more...)
Aug 17
Best Buy today announced the upcoming launch of a 50-hour sale filled with Black Friday-like deals in celebration of its 51st anniversary. The sale will kick off this Friday and will last through Sunday night.Best Buy's sale will see the company offering (more...)
Aug 17
McDonald's is generating lots of buzz today after it used an iPhone 8 mockup in an ad promoting its mymacca's mobile ordering app in Australia.McDonald's promotional email courtesy of MacRumors reader Amir T.The ad, emailed to many customers on Thursday, (more...)
Aug 17
A pair of pictures purporting to be from the "iPhone 8" wireless charging feature are clearly too large to be internal parts, but could possibly be part of the device's external charging pad. (more...)
Aug 17
Hot on the heels of news that Apple has set aside $1 billion for original TV programming over the next year, Netflix revealed on Wednesday that it will spend seven times that amount in 2018.In a new interview with Variety, Netflix's chief content offi (more...)
Aug 17
Images claiming to offer a glimpse of the wireless charging circuitry included in Apple's upcoming "iPhone 8" have been shared on Chinese microblogging platform Weibo today by technology website ZEALER (via iClarified).The two photos show several assemble (more...)
Aug 17
Responding to last weekend's demonstrations in Charlottesville, Va., Apple CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday sent a letter to company staff deriding hate groups, bigotry and violence, while denouncing President Donald Trump's "equivalence" of whi (more...)
Aug 17
AT&T on Wednesday renewed a promotional plan that offers new DirecTV Now customers a free 32GB Apple TV when they sign up for a three-month paid subscription. (more...)
Aug 17
AT&T today announced that it's reactivated a deal offering new DirecTV Now subscribers a free 32GB fourth-generation Apple TV with the purchase of a 3-month prepaid DirecTV Now subscription.A DirecTV NOW subscription starts at $35 per month for the mo (more...)
Aug 17
B&H's massive Back to School Sale is going on now with cash discounts on popular MacBook, iMacs, iPads and more. Top picks include the Apple's 2016 15" MacBook Pro for $1,899 ($500 off) or the high-end model for $2,099 ($700 off), $400 of (more...)
Aug 16
Apple is introducing a new Smart Invert viewing mode in iOS 11 that intelligently inverts all screen colors except for those is displayed media, such as photos, videos, and icons. The feature might be used to extend battery life on the up (more...)
Aug 16
Apple is reported to spend some $1 billion on original content in 2018, but the number pales in comparison to streaming leader Netflix, which anticipates to spend seven times that on its own offerings next year. (more...)
Aug 16
I kind of love PetDrop Club. And by kind of, I mean I totally love PetDrop Club. This is more an idea than anything else and it works like this. “Find strangers with insecure inbound AirDrop settings, and send them kind, fluffy reminders that some peopl (more...)
Aug 16
A billion dollars is a big step up for Apple, but it doesn’t come close to the already-established players in this space. (more...)
Aug 16
Apple has disabled Apple Pay support on websites selling white nationalist and hate group apparel and accessories, reports BuzzFeed.While Apple did not provide a comment on its decision to pull Apple Pay from the websites, an Apple spokesperson pointed ou (more...)
Aug 16
Following recent events in Charlottesville, Va., Apple has disabled Apple Pay support for a number of websites selling apparel and other paraphernalia emblazoned with Nazi symbols and white nationalist imagery. (more...)
Aug 16
Teasers hint at a Game of Thrones attraction cameo, as well as a past with a french horn. (more...)
Aug 16
The eclipse is coming, and Bryan and Jeff have some tips for viewing it. They also explore practical limitations on augmented reality (AR) without the help of specialized eyeware. For a bookend, they deconstruct a new rumor about a supposed Apple televisi (more...)
Aug 16
A startup backed by iPod creator and Nest founder Tony Fadell is reportedly partnering with Samsung Electronics, Apple manufacturer Hon Hai/Foxconn, and other firms on a new short-range wireless data standard that could in some cases bypa (more...)
Aug 16
The chip manufacturer responsible for a wide array of "internet of things" devices, Cypress Semiconductor, has announced an updated version of its development kit, adding HomeKit support and iCloud certification to the package. (more...)
Aug 16
Feral Interactive announced that BioShock Remastered is coming to macOS on August 22nd. The Remastered version of BioShock brings the Art Deco first person shooter to 1080p, but you’re going to need a Mac from 2013 or later to run it. Feral announced re (more...)
Aug 16
Well, isn’t this timely? On the heels of the House voting to allow ISPs to sell our browser history, we have a deal on a 2-year subscription to Private Internet Access VPN. You can get it for $59.95 through us. (more...)
Aug 16
Jeff Butts and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to talk about iOS 11’s new way to set up our devices, plus Mr. B fills us in on the iPhone app he wrote to monitor the Arduino thermometer he made. (more...)
Aug 16
B&H Photo this week is knocking $500 to $700 off Apple's Late 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro with free expedited shipping and no tax collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ. Or pick up a 9.7" iPad for $299 ($30 off). Apple's new 10.5" iPa (more...)
Aug 16
The scammer sends a message with a URL, which is undoubtably a malicious link that sends you to a fake website. This is called a phishing attack, and aside from not tapping on that link, there might be something else you can do. (more...)
Aug 16
Luxury automotive car manufacturer Genesis has rolled out an update for its vehicles, allowing users to issue voice commands to start the car, lock the doors, and more -- all through the Google Assistant app. (more...)
Aug 16
In a push to improve the user experience of the Apple Watch, a new LTE-connected model expected to arrive later this year will reportedly focus on delivering data to users faster, meaning FaceTime and apps may serve as a stand-in for cell (more...)
Aug 16
The third-generation Apple Watch, set to launch this fall with LTE support for the first time, is unlikely to support phone calls, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo told investors in a note shared this morning.According to Kuo, while a voice service tha (more...)
Aug 16
The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus held on as the world's most popular smartphones in the June quarter, according to research data published on Wednesday, handily relegating Samsung's newer Galaxy S8 flagship to third place. (more...)
Aug 16
Several Taiwanese companies in Apple's supply chain -- including processor maker TSMC, and assembly firm Pegatron -- are insisting that a major blackout which hit the island on Tuesday did little to disrupt production, a serious concern g (more...)
Aug 16
B&H Photo has Apple's Late 2015 27" iMac 5K for $1,399 ($400 off) this week with no tax collected outside NY and NJ. Shoppers can also save $100 on 2017 13" MacBook Airs with prices starting at $899. Meanwhile, Apple's 128GB 9.7" iPad Pro (more...)
Aug 16
iFixit today released a collection of all-new Fix Kits for iPhone 7 devices that guide users through replacing batteries, cracked screens, and even the front and rear camera modules and sensors on an iPhone.The new battery Fix Kits for the iPhone 7 and iP (more...)
Aug 16
Matt Cherniss, the former president of WGN America, just joined Apple as the company’s head of U.S. programming for Apple Music. (more...)
Aug 16
iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus remained the world's most popular smartphones in the second quarter, ahead of Samsung's newer Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, according to market research firm Strategy Analytics.Apple shipped an estimated 16.9 million iPhone 7 units (more...)
Aug 16
The list of Apple HomeKit-compatible accessories continues to expand, as iDevices on Wednesday launched its new wall-installed Dimmer Switch, offering users the ability to control and set the brightness of their lights with Siri. (more...)
Aug 16
iDevices, the company behind several HomeKit-enabled light switches and outlets, today announced the debut of its latest product, the Dimmer Switch. iDevices' new Dimmer Switch, like its wall switches, is an in-wall product designed to replace a tradition (more...)
Aug 16
Facebook today announced an update coming to its iOS and Android mobile apps, as well as its main website, that is aimed to make birthdays more "meaningful" for users based in the United States.Two weeks ahead of your birthday, Facebook said it will now s (more...)
Aug 16
ESPN is on the cusp of rolling out a new update for its live streaming Apple TV app, allowing cable subscribers to catch four live feeds from the network at the same time, aimed at college football season. (more...)
Aug 16
B&H Photo has Apple's Late 2015 27" iMac 5K for $1,399 ($400 off) this week with no tax collected outside NY and NJ. Shoppers can also save $100 on 2017 13" MacBook Airs with prices starting at $899. Meanwhile, Apple's 128GB 9.7" iPad Pro (more...)
Aug 16
Twitter this week began expanding a new section of the Explore tab on iOS and Android, where it will populate tweets aimed at each unique user based on their own interests. Twitter confirmed the update's appearance to BuzzFeed, and it follows a few months (more...)
Aug 16
A massive four-hour power outage that affected 17 cities and counties across Taiwan on Tuesday had no material impact on the production of new iPhones, according to industry analysts speaking with Nikkei Asian Review.iPhone 8 dummy model sandwiched betwee (more...)
Aug 16
New pictures on Chinese social media have emerged of what is said to be a 60-inch OLED Apple television set -- but there are significant doubts surrounding the identification. (more...)
Aug 16
ESPN is releasing a new tvOS app for the fourth-generation Apple TV that allows viewers to watch up to four live sporting events simultaneously.The multicast feature means a sports fan could, for example, watch two NFL games, an MLB postseason game, and a (more...)
Aug 16
Apple is reportedly budgeting about $1 billion to secure and produce original video over the course of the next year, a figure which may soon make it a competitive force in that arena. (more...)
Aug 16
Rumors surrounding an LTE-enabled Apple Watch are beginning to pour in, with most claiming a fall launch date for the next-generation wearable. Check out the latest in this AppleInsider video. (more...)
Aug 16
If you’ve got some of Apple’s awesome little AirPods, you should know that you can change how they work; you could adjust what happens when you double-tap them, for example. That’s the subject of today’s Quick Tip! (more...)
Aug 16
Apple has earmarked $1 billion to acquire and produce original television content over the next year to compete with the likes of Netflix and Amazon, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.The plans could see Apple procure and produce as many a (more...)
Aug 16
Blurred images emerged online on Wednesday morning purporting to show what looks like an Apple-made standalone display in a specially prepared testing environment. The images were posted on Chinese microblogging site Weibo and later picked up by mobile le (more...)
Aug 16
Google's second-generation Pixel smartphone will be made by HTC and feature "squeezable" sides to perform different functions, according to a filing with the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday.The filing essentially confirms that the Google Pixe (more...)
Aug 16
Sling TV announced its first in-browser desktop content player on Tuesday. Using the latest version of Google Chrome, subscribers to the streaming television platform can log in at sling.com to access their favorite content and start playback right from w (more...)
Aug 16
After last week's "Carpool Karaoke" debut, Apple on Tuesday posted two new teasers for upcoming episodes featuring Ariana Grande and Seth MacFarlane, and "Game of Thrones" stars Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner. (more...)
Aug 16
As the second and third "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" episodes premiere on Apple Music tonight, Apple has released a new trailer for an upcoming episode that stars Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams, the two actresses who play Sansa Stark and Arya Stark, r (more...)
Aug 16
In efforts to build out its video content production team, Apple has hired former president and general manager of WGN America and Tribune Studios Matt Cherniss, according to a report on Tuesday. (more...)
Aug 15
Facebook today announced plans to make several changes to the Facebook News Feed with the intent of making it "more conversational and easier to read and navigate."The "look and feel" of News Feed is being refreshed with improved color contrast to make ty (more...)
Aug 15
Former president and general manager of WGN America and Tribune Studios Matt Cherniss has jointed Apple to help oversee the development of the company's worldwide video unit, reports Variety.Cherniss will serve under Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, two (more...)
Aug 15
Yikatong, the payment card operator for Beijing’s public transportation system, just launched an Android-only app for paying for fares, and no plans for an iPhone app have been announced. (more...)
Aug 15
Apple is looking to raise $2.5 billion Canadian dollars, worth $1.96 billion at current exchange rates, in its first Canadian debt offering, according to documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday. (more...)
Aug 15
macOS and iOS may be pretty cool, but the rationalization that they are the only OSes you need to know is self-deception given today’s workforce. (more...)
Aug 15
Apple this week updated its Apple Pay availability website for the second time in August, noting additional support has rolled out in the service's domestic U.S. market, as well as in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Russia and the UK. (more...)
Aug 15
Long in the works, Walmart will finally launch a native Apple TV app for Vudu, its video streaming service, on Aug. 22. (more...)
Aug 15
Rumors surrounding an LTE-enabled Apple Watch are beginning to pour in, with most claiming a fall launch date for the next-generation wearable. Check out the latest in this AppleInsider video. (more...)
Aug 15
USB-C is the future of computer connectivity, but there is a great deal of confusion over USB-C, Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1, and what any given cable with USB-C connectors is capable of. AppleInsider breaks it all down. (more...)
Aug 15
Advisors to Natural Cycles include Professor Kristina Gemzell Danielsson, Dr. Helena Kopp Kallner, and Dr. Jan Holte. (more...)
Aug 15
There are only a few days left to get ready to watch the August 21st solar eclipse—the first eclipse in nearly 100 years with a path of totality that stretches from coast to coast in the continental United States. TMO put together a list of apps, websit (more...)
Aug 15
Pairing is the new thing with Apple now, as is the funny blue blob of dots used to identify one device from another. (more...)
Aug 15
B&H Photo this week is knocking $500 off Apple's Late 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro with free expedited shipping and no tax collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ. Or pick up a 9.7" iPad for $299 ($30 off). Apple's new 10.5" iPad Pro is (more...)
Aug 15
Walmart's streaming movie service VUDU will be available on Apple TV starting on Tuesday, August 22, following the official launch of the new VUDU app, reports Variety.With the launch of a dedicated Apple TV app, VUDU users will no longer need to AirPlay (more...)
Aug 15
You know how you’ve got an Atari app stored on your Apple Watch and you need to get it over to your Atari 2600? Hello? Anyone? OK, fine. No one needs to do this, but YouTuber napabar didn’t let something as petty as need stop him. No, he was motivate (more...)
Aug 15
As Intel prepares to unveil its 8th-generation Coffee Lake processors next week, the company has released basic information on an upcoming 10-nanometer "Ice Lake" chip, which will serve as the successor to the 14-nanometer Coffee Lake and 10-nanometer Can (more...)
Aug 15
Though sharing a 4.7-inch LCD, Apple's "iPhone 7s" will be slightly larger than the iPhone 7 in all respects, according to alleged design schematics, one exception being a thinner lens bump on the back. (more...)
Aug 15
John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to look at a new report saying the Apple Watch Series 3 will have LTE cellular connectivity, plus they have something to say about iOS 11’s redesigned App Store icon. (more...)
Aug 15
Popular Facebook-owned image sharing site Instagram is today being updated with comment threads, a small but long-awaited feature that will bring better organized comments for the first time.With comment threads, comments on Instagram will more closely re (more...)
Aug 15
Reports have circulated that miscreants are sending unsolicited, inappropriate images to people in public venues. While Apple's default settings prevent this, AppleInsider shows you how to check the setting, and lock it down, if you've ch (more...)
Aug 15
The new Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt Wi-Fi Adapter allows for remote control of the house lock from anywhere -- but does not extend Bluetooth range with HomeKit compatibility at all. (more...)
Aug 15
We have a deal for you on the Micro Drone 3.0 Combo Pack. It includes a drone, replacement blades, and a remote with a holder for your smartphone. That’s because this drone will stream video to your iPhone. Cool, eh? It’s $145 through us. (more...)
Aug 15
Several high-profile technology companies, including Apple, have submitted a amicus brief in a key case at the U.S. Supreme Court, expressing concerns about warrantless police access to cellphone location data. (more...)
Aug 15
Twelve South today announced the launch of the Curve, a new stand based on a simple, classic design.Described as an "elegant" stand that's designed to complement the lines of an Apple notebook while elevating it to an ideal angle, Curve comes in a matte b (more...)
Aug 15
Apple Watch Series 3 will have LTE cellular support and is launching this fall along side the iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus, and iPhone 8. (more...)
Aug 15
The August 21st solar eclipse is fast approaching, which means time is running out to get ready for the event. I’ve already said how important the right protective eyewear is and I’ll say it again: If you don’t use ISO 12312-2 certified eye protecti (more...)
Aug 15
Apple Hong Kong has stopped accepting most returns and exchanges for online orders made on or after August 15, in what's likely a preeemptive measure against scalpers ahead of this fall's launch of the "iPhone 8," "iPhone 7s," and "iPhone (more...)
Aug 15
Apple, Twitter, Snap, Facebook, Microsoft, and a collection of other technology companies have filed a legal brief this week, aimed at the Fourth Amendment and its "rigid analog-era" protections that lag behind protecting users in the modern age (via Reut (more...)
Aug 15
Apple's international borrowing continues to expand to new countries, with the company revealing in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing on Tuesday that it will offer its first debt offering in Canadian dollars. (more...)
Aug 15
In its ongoing push into retail, Amazon today announced the opening of five "Instant Pickup" locations in the United States, allowing Prime subscribers to choose from a selection of "daily essentials" that are made available for pick up in two minutes or (more...)
Aug 15
B&H Photo this week is knocking $500 off Apple's Late 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro with free expedited shipping and no tax collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ. Or pick up a 9.7" iPad for $299 ($30 off). Apple's new 10.5" iPad Pro is (more...)
Aug 15
Many folks using the latest iOS 11 betas have been unable to launch apps in Spotlight search by just typing a fragment of the app’s name. We dug into this and, in this week’s Mac Geek Gab Highlight, we’ll tell you how to fix it! Listen, learn, and (more...)
Aug 15
Along with developer beta updates for iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra, Apple also released macOS High Sierra public beta 5 (build 17A344b). (more...)
Aug 15
Yikatong, the company handling payments for Beijing's public transit, this week enabled contactless payments for riders using Android -- but has reportedly skipped support for the iPhone. (more...)
Aug 15
Schlage today released a new Wi-Fi adapter that enables iOS and Android users to control the Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt away from home.Schlage Sense is a Bluetooth-enabled smart deadbolt compatible with HomeKit, allowing homeowners to control it using S (more...)
Aug 15
Citing new sources, another venue has jumped into the fray with new Apple Watch rumors, suggesting that LTE connectivity is coming in September to Apple's wearable line. (more...)
Aug 15
Drone company DJI this week announced a new "local data mode" that breaks any internet connection between the DJI drone and a user's smartphone, which the company said will greatly enhance security and data privacy when users enable the mode (via Reuters) (more...)
Aug 15
Apple today updated its sales policy in Hong Kong to indicate all products purchased at Apple's online and retail stores in the country on and after August 15, 2017 cannot be returned or exchanged indefinitely.As an exception to the rule, Apple will still (more...)
Aug 15
Google is set to pay Apple nearly $3 billion this year to remain as the default search engine on iPhones and iPads, according to U.S. research and brokerage firm Bernstein (via CNBC).According to the investor note, Google is paying out three times as (more...)
Aug 15
Apple's notebook shipments totaled an estimated 3.98 million units in the second quarter of the 2017 calendar year, representing a quarter-on-quarter increase of 17.1 percent, according to new data published by market research firm TrendForce. Apple gaine (more...)
Aug 15
Google is set to pay Apple nearly $3 billion this year to remain as the default search engine on iPhones and iPads, according to U.S. research and brokerage firm Bernstein (via CNBC).According to the investor note, Google is paying out three times as (more...)
Aug 15
Snapchat is currently trialling a new concert-related feature on the platform that stitches together individual video clips from different users to create one seamless video.Called Crowd Surf, the feature uses artificial intelligence and machine learning (more...)
Aug 15
In 1983 a group of musically-inclined computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University invented multitouch… and changed the computing world forever. (more...)
Aug 14
A same-day release of a new public beta shows that Apple is speeding up its release cycle. (more...)
Aug 14
I’m not sure what message Apple wants to deliver with the new App Store icon, but I see popsicle sticks. (more...)
Aug 14
Apple authorized reseller Adorama has just launched additional price drops, including $200 off the 256GB 9.7-inch iPad Pro in Rose Gold. Apple's Late 2016 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros are also up to $1,000 off instantly, while iMacs start (more...)
Aug 14
We’ve gone from rags to riches: dismay over a seemingly delayed Apple TV with 4K/UHD, to fairly certain of a new 4K version, to learning about its HDR features, and now a possible release as early as September. (more...)
Aug 14
Apple's latest iOS 11 beta release, issued on Monday, contains a few graphical tweaks that bring a fresh feel to the operating system, including a new Maps icon that appears to feature Apple Park's main "spaceship" structure. (more...)
Aug 14
While supplies last, B&H Photo is offering AI readers $700 off Apple's Late 2016 15" MacBook Pro with a 2.7GHz processor, 512GB of storage and Radeon 455 graphics, plus a free pair of JBL Bluetooth headphones valued at $79.95. Apple's 13- (more...)
Aug 14
ARKit, Apple’s answer to augmented reality (AR) on iOS, has become tremendously popular already. Folks have posted quite a few ARKit demos on YouTube since Apple’s announcement of of the software development kit at WWDC 2017. We’ve covered many of (more...)
Aug 14
Johana Harth is the Academic Director of a Colorado charter school. Over the last 12 years, she’s gained enormous experience in how to match the curriculum needs of K-8 grade students with modern computer technology. Thanks to the technical influence of (more...)
Aug 14
The 2017 solar eclipse that’ll be visible from coast to coast in the continental United States is only a week away, so you’re running out of time to get ready for the once in a lifetime event. We have a great list of tips to help you enjoy the August (more...)
Aug 14
You can thank Chris Lattner for Apple’s Swift programming language and soon you may be able to thank him for Google’s artificial intelligence efforts, too, because now that’s where he works. (more...)
Aug 14
Sony on Monday revealed the XAV-AX200, its latest aftermarket receiver with support for Apple's CarPlay, due to ship in North America by the end of the year. (more...)
Aug 14
Noted KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo on Monday weighed in on Apple's upcoming Apple Watch release, affirming recent reports of LTE cellular connectivity and dispelling rumors that the device will sport a new form factor. (more...)
Aug 14
Google could end up paying Apple as much as $3 billion this year to remain the default search engine on iPhones and iPads, an analyst estimated on Monday. (more...)
Aug 14
The third-generation Apple Watch, expected to be introduced alongside new iPhones this fall, does not feature an obvious change to form factor, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.In a new note shared with investors this afternoon, Kuo says L (more...)
Aug 14
You can turn on Notes stationary on your iPhone and iPad, but not your Mac. Additionally, it can only be used if you’re sketching; you can’t enable it when you’re adding text. (more...)
Aug 14
Bryan Chaffin explains how Bitcoin faucets work and which faucets you can trust to pay. [Update: Added multiple faucets to the confirmed list, added 8 Litecoin faucets, 7 Bitcoin Cash faucets, 2 Dogecoin faucets, and reorganized the lists. – Bryan] (more...)
Aug 14
The iPad Pro may finally have more third-party accessories coming that take advantage of the Smart Connector port. (more...)
Aug 14
Sony today introduced its new XAV-AX200 in-car audio receiver, which doubles as an aftermarket CarPlay system.Sony's previous-generation XAV-AX100 receiverThe double-DIN XAV-AX200 has a 6.4-inch touchscreen, but Sony didn't specify if its capacitive, or r (more...)
Aug 14
After a six-month stint at Tesla, one-time Apple engineer and Swift champion Chris Lattner has landed at the Google Brain artificial intelligence project. (more...)
Aug 14
Workflow, the automation app that Apple purchased back in March of this year, was today updated to version 1.7.5, introducing a long list of bug fixes.There are fixes for a range of third-party apps like Trello, Google, Dropbox, and Evernote, along with u (more...)
Aug 14
Jeff Butts has spent quite a few sleepless nights working with Arduino, ever since he got his Sparkfun Inventor’s Kit, and has some great insight on practical ways you can put the programmable logic board to work. (more...)
Aug 14
Chris Lattner, once responsible for leading the teams behind Xcode and Swift, made headlines earlier this year when he left Apple to work at Tesla.At the time, Lattner told MacRumors the opportunity to work on Tesla's self-driving project with the Tesla A (more...)
Aug 14
Adam Christianson from The Maccast and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to offer their take on supposed leaked videos showing the back casing from the iPhone 8, plus they talk about issues with Apple Pay at retailers. (more...)
Aug 14
Facebook is introducing a new "Trending News" section to the Facebook app on iOS and Android devices, designed to make it easier for Facebook users to access current and trending news stories, reports TechCrunch.Trending News aggregates news stories from (more...)
Aug 14
Apple didn’t include patch notes for the release, but as with other operating systems in Apple’s developer beta program, each seed is a mix of bug fixes, tweaks, and various stages of feature rollouts. (more...)
Aug 14
Along with iOS 11 beta 6, macOS High Sierra beta 6, and watchOS 4 beta 6, Apple released tvOS 11 developer beta 6 (15J5360b) on Monday. (more...)
Aug 14
Monday’s release represents an accelerated release cycle, as the last round of developer betas hit just one week ago. (more...)
Aug 14
The update is available for developers with compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models. (more...)
Aug 14
Problems with the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 may be responsible for Consumer Reports's recent decision not to recommend the Surface line as a whole, a leaked Microsoft memo suggests. (more...)
Aug 14
Apple on Monday issued its sixth developer betas of iOS 11, tvOS 11, watchOS 4, and macOS High Sierra, paving the way for full launches due this fall. (more...)
Aug 14
Apple today seeded the sixth beta of an upcoming tvOS 11 update designed for the fourth-generation TV, one week after seeding the fifth beta and more than two months after releasing the first beta during the 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference.Registered (more...)
Aug 14
Apple today seeded the sixth beta of an upcoming watchOS 4 update to developers, one week after seeding the fifth beta and more than two months after introducing the watchOS 4 update at its 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference.Once the proper configuratio (more...)
Aug 14
Apple today seeded the sixth beta of an upcoming macOS High Sierra update to developers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the fifth beta and more than two months after introducing the new software at the 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference.The (more...)
Aug 14
Apple today seeded the sixth beta of iOS 11 to developers for testing purposes, one week after releasing the fourth beta and more than two months after introducing the new update at the Worldwide Developers Conference.Registered developers can download th (more...)
Aug 14
During a earnings conference, the Inventec CEO said that Apple's HomePod would have little material impact on the company's future results, that the device would probably be constrained at launch -- with other reports claiming that Foxcon (more...)
Aug 14
Apple and Aetna are discussing ways to offer discounted Apple Watch models to millions of consumers with Aetna insurance, reports CNBC. Citing people with knowledge of Apple's plans, the site says Apple and Aetna held discussions last week that included s (more...)
Aug 14
Apple reportedly held a number of discussions with Aetna in the beginning of August to see how to best bring the Apple Watch to the 23 million customers of the insurer. (more...)
Aug 14
Inventec Appliances has been a rumored supplier for Apple's HomePod smart speaker since before the device was announced at WWDC in June, and now the manufacturer has indicated that supplies for HomePod might be limited at launch, in line with most Apple p (more...)
Aug 14
Plex is partnering with AppleInsider this week to give readers the chance to win a cord-cutting package complete with a lifetime Plex Pass, HDHomerun Connect Tuner and Mohu Leaf 50 Antenna. In addition to the grand prize, four lifetime Pl (more...)
Aug 14
While supplies last, B&H Photo is offering AI readers $700 off Apple's Late 2016 15" MacBook Pro with a 2.7GHz processor, 512GB of storage and Radeon 455 graphics, plus a free pair of JBL Bluetooth headphones valued at $79.95. Apple's 13- (more...)
Aug 14
We have a deal on Flip PDF, software that converts static PDFs into flippable magazines, catalogues, brochures, or books for Mac and PC. It’s $19.99 through us. (more...)
Aug 14
China's Guizhou province is setting up a working committee specifically to oversee Apple's new data center in the region, which was established to comply with cybersecurity laws that went into effect earlier this year. (more...)
Aug 14
A recent conversation with manufacturers mostly points the finger at Apple for slow rollout of Smart Connector peripherals, but Apple itself says that vendors have products in the pipeline using the technology. (more...)
Aug 14
TSMC is reportedly churning out 10-nanometer "A11" processors for Apple's "iPhone 8," which is likely to be announced early next month -- even if a ship date is still nebulous. (more...)
Aug 14
Less than one month before Apple is expected to unveil its new iPhone lineup, two videos have surfaced that may show the so-called iPhone 8 passing through the production line at a factory presumably located in China.The videos surfaced on Chinese microbl (more...)
Aug 14
Starting off the week—or the day—with another iPhone 8 leak is pretty much the standard routine, and the latest comes in the form of a couple videos claiming to show the Foxconn production line where the new phones are being assembled. (more...)
Aug 14
Google has taken action to curb the spread of Android malware based on "SonicSpy" that besides just exfiltrating personal data from the phone, had the ability to silently record audio, take photos with the camera, make calls, and send tex (more...)
Aug 14
Security camera company Canary recently announced a trio of new features coming to its smart home security system and mobile apps, including two-way audio calls between a Canary camera and smartphone, a live security feed with reduced latency, and an all- (more...)
Aug 14
At Apple's primary assembly partner, Foxconn, the copper-tinged version of the "iPhone 8" is known internally as "blush gold," according to rumors circulated over the weekend. (more...)
Aug 14
Two videos published on Chinese social media depict workers polishing the enclosure of what appears to be the "iPhone 8," as well as a a rack to allow air circulation around the parts without human contact, or stacking. (more...)
Aug 14
A collection of Apple suppliers have shared revenue reports today, which also provide a glimpse into the upcoming "peak" iPhone and Apple Watch manufacturing season. Starting off, Foxconn looked back at its profits in July and reported consolidated revenu (more...)
Aug 14
U.K. smart home solutions provider LightwaveRF announced on Monday that its forthcoming product range, which includes a light dimmer and smart socket, will be fully compatible with Apple's HomeKit platform. On October 3, LightwaveRF will launch its new Ge (more...)
Aug 14
Earlier this month, dummy model images began circulating on Chinese microblogging site Weibo that suggested Apple's "iPhone 8" would be available in three colors, including black, white, and an option referred to as "champagne gold" which was said to be c (more...)
Aug 14
B&H Photo this weekend is knocking $500 off Apple's Late 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro with free expedited shipping and no tax collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ. Or pick up a 9.7" iPad for $299 ($30 off). Apple's new 10.5" iPad Pro (more...)
Aug 14
Apple Maps has been updated with transit data in Hungary, enabling iPhone users to navigate with public transportation directions in Budapest, Debrecen, Szeged, Miskolc, Győr, Pécs, and other regions of the country. In the Budapest metropolitan area, su (more...)
Aug 13
B&H Photo is knocking $500 off Apple's Late 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro this weekend. Now $1,899 with free expedited shipping and no tax collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ, this deal on the Touch Bar model in Space Gray provides s (more...)
Aug 13
The persistent, nagging To Do app Due adds watchOS 3 features in its latest version 2.5 update to keep you working, and focused on your critical task at hand. (more...)
Aug 13
Cool Stuff Found starts the episode, then it’s on to a few things related to backups, including how High Sierra’s APFS will affect you. Listener tips and some other, unrelated questions are answered, and then there’s a nice, juicy segment on meshify (more...)
Aug 13
Fast Company published a report this week exploring why third-party accessories that make use of Apple's Smart Connector remain few and far between, almost two years after the connector first debuted on the iPad Pro. The magnetic Smart Connector allows th (more...)
Aug 13
While supplies last, B&H Photo is offering AI readers $700 off Apple's Late 2016 15" MacBook Pro with a 2.7GHz processor, 512GB of storage and Radeon 455 graphics, plus a free pair of JBL Bluetooth headphones valued at $79.95. Apple's 13- (more...)
Aug 12
Apple's MacBook Pro lineup was recently updated with faster processors and more affordable configurations, but choosing the best model for your needs can be a tough decision. AppleInsider brings some clarity to the situation, helping you (more...)
Aug 12
Belkin has refreshed its line of Thunderbolt docks for the MacBook Pro's Thunderbolt 3, but besides full charging power for the 15-inch MacBook Pro, the new version doesn't do enough to distinguish it from competitors. (more...)
Aug 12
If you wrote it, read it or saw it on your Mac, Atlas Recall can find it again swiftly and easily. One of AppleInsider's overloaded staffers gives it a whirl. (more...)
Aug 12
Leaks about the "iPhone 8" became a flood, perhaps the most important one suggesting that the phone will indeed ship in September, alongside a "7s" and "7s Plus." It was also a record week for Apple on the stock market, as its shares brie (more...)
Aug 12
Apple veteran (officially employee #8) Chris Espinosa has some very interesting comments on the launch of HyperCard, which turned 30 years old today. Mr. Espinosa worked on the original Mac, and was also on the HyperCard team, and in the Twitter thread be (more...)
Aug 11
Belkin has refreshed its line of Thunderbolt docks for the MacBook Pro's Thunderbolt 3, but besides full charging power for the 15-inch MacBook Pro, the new version doesn't do enough to distinguish it from competitors. (more...)
Aug 11
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is out on Blu-ray, DVD, and of course the iTunes Store so we know exactly how everyone will be spending their weekend. Yep, dancing to the unabashedly 70s disco Guardians’ Inferno video. The movie’s main actors are all i (more...)
Aug 11
You’ll seem like a pro at remembering all of those text messages, and all it takes is a few minutes to set up. (more...)
Aug 11
Apple authorized reseller Adorama just slashed prices even further for back to school shoppers with 15" MacBook Pros starting at $1,799 with no tax collected outside NY and NJ. Apple's new 10.5" iPad Pro with 256GB of storage is $30 off a (more...)
Aug 11
It’s an early-stage demo for Genereal, an AR world currently under development. (more...)
Aug 11
A new research note suggests demand is soft amongst existing iPhone owners, suggesting that only 18 percent of current iPhone owners are interested in an "iPhone 8" costing $1000 and up with cash out of pocket, but $50 a month isn't unrea (more...)
Aug 11
Germany may finally be getting on board with Apple Pay, and it could happen as soon as next month. (more...)
Aug 11
Apple announced exciting new Macs at WWDC 2017, but there are some loose ends that need attention before all’s well. (more...)
Aug 11
As the launch of Apple's "iPhone 8" approaches, we've seen multiple images and dummy models outlining what the device will look like, but non-functional dummy devices don't include software and don't offer a complete picture of what we can expect.Designer (more...)
Aug 11
Bryan Chaffin explains how Bitcoin faucets work and which faucets you can trust to pay. [Update: Added multiple faucets to the confirmed list, added 7 Bitcoin Cash faucets, 2 Dogecoin faucets, and rearranged the lists. – Bryan] (more...)
Aug 11
Apple is accepting donations to the Canadian Red Cross through iTunes to help people affected by ongoing wildfires in British Columbia. The province declared a state of emergency in July.iTunes users in Canada can donate $5, $10, $25, $50, (more...)
Aug 11
Kicking off this week in iOS gaming was an appearance I made on the Australian games podcast, GameHugs. It's an industry-centric podcast that explores the backstory of web sites and studios in the world of video games (and often mobile games). On the most (more...)
Aug 11
Last week Fitbit said its smartwatch will ship later this year, and now we’re seeing leaked images of their Apple Watch competitor. Based on the renderings that just surfaced, it’s possible it may include a pulse oximeter—something the Apple Watch d (more...)
Aug 11
For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Satechi to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win one of Satechi's Aluminum Type-C Pro Hub Adapters, designed for Apple's 2016 and 2017 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro models. With these machines, a hub is a must (more...)
Aug 11
Fans of the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones are more excited by dialogue than by action scenes, according to a study by heart monitoring app Cardiogram of Apple Watch users. (more...)
Aug 11
This isn’t just Safari downloads. Any app that lets you download files will show up here. This can include torrents, cat photos, porn—anything. (more...)
Aug 11
A track consisting of nothing but 9 minutes and 58 seconds of silence is currently sitting at 49th place in Apple's iTunes charts, apparently out of frustration with the way many car audio systems work. (more...)
Aug 11
The exclusive offers keep rolling in! Shoppers can now save $250 on Apple's Late 2016 13" MacBook Pro with free expedited shipping and no tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ. At $1,249, this is the lowest price available from an Apple (more...)
Aug 11
Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on developers in China complaining about Apple’s business practices, plus they discuss the ramifications of computer hacks embedded in DNA. (more...)
Aug 11
Dr. Mac has some new advice if you’re dealing with a wet phone or another small electronic device… (more...)
Aug 11
Check out the Kinkoo 40W 6-Port High Speed Charger. It’s like a power strip, but with USB charging ports. Each port is smart, too, in that it will send the proper amount of power for the device that’s plugged in. You can get it through us for $29. (more...)
Aug 11
Landing on the more portable and affordable side of iPhone-connected electric skateboards is Acton's new Blink S, an 11-pound ride that lets you adjust settings and track stats through a Bluetooth-connected iPhone app. (more...)
Aug 11
Apple's AirPods are currently limited to a trio of controls on both earpieces, but their functionality will be greatly enhanced this fall with the release of iOS 11, giving users the ability to give each wireless pod a separate, customiza (more...)
Aug 11
Apple and the Irish government are reportedly nearing a deal that would shield the latter from losses incurred while holding up to $17.7 billion in Apple cash, including interest -- money that may be due in back taxes following a 2016 Eur (more...)
Aug 11
Apple has announced that its West Towne Mall retail store in Madison, Wisconsin will be moving to the nearby Hilldale Shopping Center tomorrow.Apple Store at West Towne MallApple Hilldale's grand opening will take place Saturday, August 12 at 10:00 a.m. l (more...)
Aug 11
Consumer Reports pulled its recommend rating for Microsoft’s Surface laptops, but I’m not ready do a schadenfreude dance yet. (more...)
Aug 11
For some vehicles, when an iPhone is plugged into the car's USB port music playback begins automatically, and it always starts in alphabetical order at the top of the user's iTunes library. Because of this, many users will hear the same song, usually begi (more...)
Aug 11
Hints about when Apple Pay is coming to Germany have been few and far between over the last year, with negotiations between Apple and German banks allegedly stalling due to conflicting views over fees and controls. The last rumor came back in May and sugg (more...)
Aug 11
This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk conflicting rumors around the "iPhone 8" ship date, the company's rising stock price, and some of the interesting things happening in HomeKit. (more...)
Aug 11
Hon Hai -- better known as Foxconn -- reported net income of just $589 million in the June quarter, missing analyst forecasts ahead of Apple's launch of the "iPhone 8" and "iPhone 7s" this fall. (more...)
Aug 11
Smart thermostat company Nest this week announced a new energy saving initiative coming on the day of the total solar eclipse, August 21, 2017. During the eclipse, clean solar energy will be reduced and in some areas of the United States traditional power (more...)
Aug 11
Popular game-streaming platform Twitch officially launched its first desktop app on Thursday, allowing Mac users to enjoy all the features of the existing web-based platform within a standalone native application.Based on the CurseForge platform acquired (more...)