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Monday, January 18, 2021

Apple features iPad project led by Las Vegas teacher Mike Lang

Apple features iPad project led by Las Vegas teacher Mike Lang

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Apple has highlighted a Las Vegas technology teacher who uses the iPad to teach students how to craft their own stories.

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Parler lurching back to life, still absent from Apple App Store, Google Play

Parler lurching back to life, still absent from Apple App Store, Google Play

Controversial social media venue Parler is showing signs of life on a new hosting platform, but has not resumed service or appeared on Apple's or Google's platforms.

Foxconn gets green light for $270M factory in Vietnam

Foxconn gets green light for $270M factory in Vietnam

Foxconn is set to build a new factory to produce tablets and computers in Vietnam, which could be part of Apple's plan to widen its iPad and MacBook production lines outside of China.

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FeatureCES 2021 roundup, Arlo adds HomeKit, and listener questions on HomeKit Insider

CES 2021 roundup, Arlo adds HomeKit, and listener questions on HomeKit Insider

On this episode of the HomeKit Insider podcast, Arlo adds HomeKit, your hosts cover everything HomeKit-related from CES 2021, and we touch on a few new listener questions related to smart locks.

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ExclusiveDeals: save up to $200 on 2020 13" MacBook Pros, plus $60 off AppleCare

Deals: save up to $200 on 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 notebooks bundled with AC and the Edge financing promotion.

TipsHow to type emoji on Mac

How to type emoji on Mac

If you've ever wanted an easy way to add an emoji to a message, email, or comment section, here's how to type emoji in nearly any text field from your Mac — no Touch Bar required.

Samsung heir returns to prison over South Korean bribery scandal

Samsung heir returns to prison over South Korean bribery scandal

Samsung vice chairman and heir Lee Jae-yong has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison for his role in a national bribery scandal.

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Apple honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with homepage redesign

Apple honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with homepage redesign

Apple has replaced its regular homepage with a tribute to civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Bug in macOS Fast User Switching logs out M1 Mac users

Bug in macOS Fast User Switching logs out M1 Mac users

An unknown number of Apple Silicon users who have two or more accounts on their M1 Mac are seeing their screensaver spontaneously start and them being logged out.

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Sunday, January 17, 2021

Apple sued for not removing Telegram from App Store over violent content and hate groups

Apple sued for not removing Telegram from App Store over violent content and hate groups

Apple is being sued by the Coalition for a Safer Web for failing to remove access to Telegram while still blocking Parler, and also alleging it is being used by hate groups and extremists to attack the Capitol.

Apple extends 13-inch MacBook Pro service program for 'stage light' issue

Apple extends 13-inch MacBook Pro service program for 'stage light' issue

Apple has updated its repair program for the 2016 13-inch MacBook Pro to fix the so-called "stage light" problem, increasing the eligibility from four years to five years after the first retail sale of the unit.

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Prototype iPhone 5s shown in black and slate gray colors

Prototype iPhone 5s shown in black and slate gray colors

A prototype of the iPhone 5s has surfaced with an unusual slate grey backing, a darker color scheme that may have been used to disguise the iPhone model ahead of its launch.

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Apple's MagSafe Charger for iPhone 12 is on sale at Amazon right now

Apple's MagSafe Charger for iPhone 12 is on sale at Amazon right now

Those putting off picking up a MagSafe Charger for the latest iPhone can now save 8% on the popular accessory, with units in stock at Amazon.

Signal app recovers from outage caused by new user flood

Signal app recovers from outage caused by new user flood

Privacy-focused messaging app Signal is back online after an outage lasting more than 24 hours, an extended downtime caused by a large rush of users switching to the app.

Tim Cook talks social reform urgency, Parler's possible App Store return

Tim Cook talks social reform urgency, Parler's possible App Store return

In a brief interview with Fox News, Apple CEO Tim Cook discussed the social responsibility of tech platforms and the potential return of Parler.

FBI investigates Capitol attack iPhone data over & school iPad recoveries in the Apple Crime Blotter

FBI investigates Capitol attack iPhone data over & school iPad recoveries in the Apple Crime Blotter

The FBI collects location data as evidence for the Capitol attack investigation, an arrest over an iPhone viral video, an armed robbery of a Boost Mobile store, and more in this week's Apple Crime Blotter.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Bumble warns Apple privacy push could hurt business in IPO filing

Bumble warns Apple privacy push could hurt business in IPO filing

The dating app Bumble used its IPO filing on Friday to warn investors Apple's ongoing efforts to improve user privacy may hurt its bottom line in the long run.

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DOJ keeps 80-year-old music licensing rules affecting Apple Music intact

DOJ keeps 80-year-old music licensing rules affecting Apple Music intact

The Department of Justice has chosen to keep 80-year-old consent decrees relating to music licensing rules intact, a decision that keeps the way Apple Music secures licenses for songs and tracks the same without any major legal changes.

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Second season of Apple TV+'s 'Ted Lasso' starts production

Second season of Apple TV+'s 'Ted Lasso' starts production

Production has commenced on the second season of the popular sports-comedy series "Ted Lasso," which could start airing on Apple TV by summer 2021.

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Friday, January 15, 2021

Apple adds 'Privacy' collection to iOS Tips app

Apple adds 'Privacy' collection to iOS Tips app

Apple this week expanded the first-party iOS Tips app to include a section covering hardware, software, and account privacy.

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FeatureHere's where Apple Stores have reopened and closed again around the world

Here's where Apple Stores have reopened and closed again around the world

Apple's retail operations continue to be impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Here's where Apple Stores have opened, as well as where they are closed, updated on January 15 with seven store closures across Georgia, Texas, and Washington DC.

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Apple Maps now shows curated list of volunteer opportunities from VolunteerMatch

Apple Maps now shows curated list of volunteer opportunities from VolunteerMatch

Apple is now including guides curated by VolunteerMatch in its Apple Maps platform, making it easier for users to find ways to give back to their communities.

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Apple starts early work on folding iPhone, testing in-screen Touch ID for 'iPhone 13'

Apple starts early work on folding iPhone, testing in-screen Touch ID for 'iPhone 13'

Apple has started early development work on a foldable iPhone and is planning incremental changes for its 2021 iPhone lineup, though one major upgrade could see the inclusion of an in-screen fingerprint sensor.

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Apple now blocking new installs of sideloaded iOS apps on M1 Macs

Apple now blocking new installs of sideloaded iOS apps on M1 Macs

Apple has enabled server-side protections against sideloading iPhone and iPad apps onto M1-based Macs, though previously installed apps will continue to function.

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Judge denies new Apple & VirnetX trial, Apple will likely owe more than $1B

Judge denies new Apple & VirnetX trial, Apple will likely owe more than $1B

As Apple's legal battle with VirnetX over FaceTime patent infringement nears an end, Apple may find itself owing the Nevada-based security company over $1 billion in interest and royalties.

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Apple Watch may be able to detect coronavirus infection days before tests can

Apple Watch may be able to detect coronavirus infection days before tests can

The Apple Watch may be able to detect if a wearer has coronavirus days before they are diagnosed or symptoms appear, a new body of research shows.

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Apple extends existing Apple TV+ free trials for a second time

Apple extends existing Apple TV+ free trials for a second time

The one-year free trial of Apple TV+ has been extended again, this time from February to July.

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Apple working on redesigned iMac, two Mac Pros, cheaper display for 2021

Apple working on redesigned iMac, two Mac Pros, cheaper display for 2021

Apple is reportedly planning to release a redesigned iMac lineup with Apple Silicon chips, two new Mac Pro models, and a cheaper display in 2021.

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Apple highlights students shooting movies with iPhone in new video

Apple highlights students shooting movies with iPhone in new video

The latest "Shot on iPhone" campaign highlights techniques used by student filmmakers in a new video.

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Apple considering premium podcast service to compete with Amazon, Spotify

Apple considering premium podcast service to compete with Amazon, Spotify

Apple is reportedly mulling the release of a paid podcast subscription service, in an attempt to generate more revenue, and lure creators away from rivals like Spotify and Amazon.

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Apple TV+ show 'For All Mankind' gets new extended season 2 trailer

Apple TV+ show 'For All Mankind' gets new extended season 2 trailer

Hit Apple TV+ show "For All Mankind" returns with some cast favorites and newcomers as viewers re-enter this alternate history drama set in 1983.

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VideoAll of the new HomeKit gear at CES 2021

All of the new HomeKit gear at CES 2021

The all-virtual CES 2021 was smaller than in previous years, but there was a large amount of HomeKit products revealed at the event. Here's a first-look at what to expect in 2021.

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TipsFlashlight on iPhone - everything you need to know

Flashlight on iPhone - everything you need to know

It's just the light on the back of your iPhone, yet that flashlight is remarkably flexible — and there are so many ways to turn it on or off quickly.

ExclusiveBest price: M1 Mac mini with 16GB RAM in stock, on sale for $835

Best price: M1 Mac mini with 16GB RAM in stock, on sale for $835

Equipped with 16GB of memory, Apple's compact M1 Mac mini is back in stock and discounted to $835 with exclusive promo code savings.

Apple CEO Tim Cook to talk Parler removal, free speech on Fox News

Apple CEO Tim Cook to talk Parler removal, free speech on Fox News

Apple CEO Tim Cook will sit down with Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace on Jan. 17 to discuss content moderation, free speech, and the company's removal of Parler from the App Store.

Apple App Store boots social media app Wimkin over user calls for violence [u]

Apple App Store boots social media app Wimkin over user calls for violence [u]

Apple has removed social media app Wimkin from its App Store as part of a growing crackdown on platforms that don't do enough to moderate content.

Amazon, 'big five' book publishers sued for ebook price fixing

Amazon, 'big five' book publishers sued for ebook price fixing

The 'Big Five' book publishers and Amazon have been accused of price fixing in a class action suit by the same law firm which successfully sued Apple over the same issue in 2011.

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FeatureIs AppleCare+ worth it for AirPods, AirPods Pro, or AirPods Max?

Is AppleCare+ worth it for AirPods, AirPods Pro, or AirPods Max?

Apple's tiny AirPods, AirPods Pro, and larger AirPods Max, are surely worth protecting under AppleCare+. Except Apple has run the numbers, and what it will — and won't — cover you for makes all the difference.

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Incoming Intel CEO demands better chips than 'lifestyle company in Cupertino'

Incoming Intel CEO demands better chips than 'lifestyle company in Cupertino'

Intel's new CEO Pat Gelsinger is making some big promises as he prepares to start work at the company, targeting Apple directly from the start.

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