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Monday, July 26, 2021

Amazon could take bitcoin payments in 2021 as it prepares own cryptocurrency

Amazon could take bitcoin payments in 2021 as it prepares own cryptocurrency

Amazon may soon start taking bitcoin as payment for goods and services, according to a report, with the retailer also potentially looking into creating its own cryptocurrency.

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Get ready for your $3 settlement check over FaceTime needing iOS 7

Get ready for your $3 settlement check over FaceTime needing iOS 7

If you're still steaming over Apple requiring iOS 7 for FaceTime to keep working, you've finally had your day in court, and now you're getting the $3.06 you deserve.

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OmniBlinds, new Arlo monitoring service, and Aqara's air quality sensor on HomeKit Insider

OmniBlinds, new Arlo monitoring service, and Aqara's air quality sensor on HomeKit Insider

On the latest episode of the HomeKit Insider podcast, your hosts discuss the OmniBlinds Thread-enabled HomeKit shades, Arlo's new subscription monitoring services, we share our first impressions of the Aqara air quality sensor, and we examine Apple's MagSafe Battery Pack.

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Phil Schiller talks iconic design in Lamborghini Countach interview

Phil Schiller talks iconic design in Lamborghini Countach interview

Apple Fellow Phil Schiller has discussed innovation in design, as part of an interview for Lamborghini celebrating the iconic sports car, the Countach.

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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.

'High-end' Apple Silicon iMac may not arrive until 2022

'High-end' Apple Silicon iMac may not arrive until 2022

A high-end iMac release may not be until 2022, according to a leaker, with it apparently being launched later than other anticipated Mac updates to the "M1X" chip to maximize attention on the rest of the lineup.

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'iPhone 14 Pro' may come with titanium alloy frame or enclosure in 2022

'iPhone 14 Pro' may come with titanium alloy frame or enclosure in 2022

A new analyst report claims that Apple will use a titanium alloy chassis or internal frame in the "Pro" models of the "iPhone 14."

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Paramount+ and Showtime Apple TV bundle billing issues suggest end of deal

Paramount+ and Showtime Apple TV bundle billing issues suggest end of deal

A number of Apple TV channels customers are discovering their grandfathered bundle of Paramount+ and Showtime is being refunded, in what could be a sign that the deal is being discontinued.

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Australia considers requiring Apple to support Apple Pay rivals

Australia considers requiring Apple to support Apple Pay rivals

An Australian committee has heard arguments from Apple, Google, and others regarding the opening up of iPhone NFC payment systems to more than just Apple Pay.

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Apple expects high demand for 'iPhone 13,' orders over 100 million A15 processors

Apple expects high demand for 'iPhone 13,' orders over 100 million A15 processors

Sources in the supply chain claim that Apple has increased its order with TSMC to make in excess of 100 million A15 processors for the forthcoming "iPhone 13."

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Sunday, July 25, 2021

Kanye West's 'Donda' will be released on August 6

Kanye West's 'Donda' will be released on August 6

Following an unusual launch livestream on Apple Music, it appears Kanye West fans will have to wait until August 6 before being able to listen to the new album "Donda" on the music-streaming service.

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ReviewWristcam review: The most feature-complete Apple Watch accessory to date

Wristcam review: The most feature-complete Apple Watch accessory to date

Designed to be a wearable camera with full integration with the Apple Watch, Wristcam is an impressive achievement that pushes the watchOS platform to its absolute limits. It's a unique product that will ultimately only appeal to a niche market because of its price tag.

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Apple officially attending NAB for first time in a decade

Apple officially attending NAB for first time in a decade

Apple will be taking part in NAB 2021, attending the broadcasting-centric show for the first time after a decade-long absence.

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Face ID could reach Mac lineup within a 'couple of years'

Face ID could reach Mac lineup within a 'couple of years'

Apple could be bringing Face ID over from iPhone to Mac within a few years, according to a report, with the added possibility of using cameras embedded in the display itself.

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Best deals for July 25 - Roborock S4 Max, Brother laser printer, Razer mouse

Best deals for July 25 - Roborock S4 Max, Brother laser printer, Razer mouse

Sunday's best deals include $120 off a Roborock S4 Max robot vacuum, $150 off a Brother laser printer, and $15 off a Razer gaming mouse.

Rogers quietly adds support for Apple Business Chat

Rogers quietly adds support for Apple Business Chat

Rogers has become the latest major organization to include support for Apple Business Chat, enabling customers of the Canadian carrier to chat with representatives using iMessage.

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Saturday, July 24, 2021

Apple TV+ 'Central Park' cast and producers appear in Comic-Con panel

Apple TV+ 'Central Park' cast and producers appear in Comic-Con panel

Producers and stars of the Apple TV animated series "Central Park" have spoken at the virtual edition of the annual Comic-Con event, to talk about how the show was created.

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WhatsApp CEO takes issue with NSO's denials of iPhone Pegasus hacks

WhatsApp CEO takes issue with NSO's denials of iPhone Pegasus hacks

WhatsApp chief Will Cathcart has problems with the NSO Group taking no responsibility for surveillance and hacking of journalist and activist iPhones and other devices.

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TipsHow to run Shortcuts on macOS Monterey

How to run Shortcuts on macOS Monterey

Shortcuts are the fastest way to get a lot done on macOS Monterey, but at first there's little to tell you how to actually run them. Here are all the ways to launch a Shortcut fast.

Best deals for July 24 - Nanoleaf Shapes starter kits, standing desk, TP-Link Router

Best deals for July 24 - Nanoleaf Shapes starter kits, standing desk, TP-Link Router

Saturday's best deals include money off two starter sets for the HomeKit-compatible Nanoleaf Shapes, and $170 off a standing desk for your Mac.

Deutsche Telekom's incubator seeks iOS AR app developers

Deutsche Telekom's incubator seeks iOS AR app developers

Deutsche Telekom's tech incubator Hubraum is opening itself up to iOS developers working on augmented reality applications, a program that includes development support from Apple.

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ReviewApple MagSafe Battery Pack Review: Great, but controversial

Apple MagSafe Battery Pack Review: Great, but controversial

Apple's MagSafe Battery Pack for iPhone 12 is mired in controversy over its capacity and price. After using it for a while, it has become one of our go-to accessories.

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VideoDid Apple leak the M1 16-inch MacBook Pro? — This Week in Apple

Did Apple leak the M1 16-inch MacBook Pro? — This Week in Apple

For the latest "This Week in Apple," we examine Apple's supposed mistaken leak of the M1 16-inch MacBook Pro, the release of iOS 14.7, rumors around the iPhone 13, and more.

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Friday, July 23, 2021

Jony Ive, Prince Charles partner on sustainable design competition

Jony Ive, Prince Charles partner on sustainable design competition

Former Apple design chief Jony Ive and Prince Charles on Friday announced the launch of a design competition that will give students from London's Royal College of Art a chance to explore and create solutions for a more sustainable future.

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Apple adds communications chief Stella Low to leadership webpage

Apple adds communications chief Stella Low to leadership webpage

After announcing her hire in May, Apple on Friday updated its Leadership webpage to reflect the former Cisco executive's new role as VP of Communications.

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Email from Ted Lasso invites Apple TV+ subscribers to watch new season

Email from Ted Lasso invites Apple TV+ subscribers to watch new season

As part of an all-encompassing media blitz promoting the kickoff of "Ted Lasso" season two, Apple on Friday sent an email out to Apple TV+ subscribers that has the coach himself inviting viewers to tune in.

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Teen AirDrops images of airsoft gun to passengers on United flight, plane evacuated [u]

Teen AirDrops images of airsoft gun to passengers on United flight, plane evacuated [u]

In what appears to be an ill-conceived prank, a teenager on a United Airlines flight out of San Francisco used Apple's AirDrop to send "inappropriate pictures" to fellow passengers, causing personnel to evacuate the plane.

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Photos in iOS 15 can identify people by their upper bodies

Photos in iOS 15 can identify people by their upper bodies

Apple in a document published on Friday detailed how it has used machine learning advancements to introduce significantly improved people recognition in iOS 15, including in situations when a face isn't clearly visible.

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Tim Cook meets with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez at Apple Park

Tim Cook meets with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez at Apple Park

Apple CEO Tim Cook recently met with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez at Apple Park to discuss Spain's "digital transformation" and other topics.

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Apple stops 'woozy face' emoji from appearing when 'stammer' is typed

Apple stops 'woozy face' emoji from appearing when 'stammer' is typed

Apple has issued an update that stops the "woozy face" emoji from appearing when users type in the word "stammer" into messaging apps on iOS, including iMessage.

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TipsHow to use rain, dark noise, and more background sounds in iOS 15

How to use rain, dark noise, and more background sounds in iOS 15

If you need noise to distract you, but music is too much, your iPhone can provide Background Sounds to help, in iOS 15.

ReviewGovee Glide wall light review: An excellent way to add accent lighting to any space

Govee Glide wall light review: An excellent way to add accent lighting to any space

If you're in the market for a one-of-a-kind, customizable accent light and don't need HomeKit, Govee's Glide provides tons of features in a unique package.

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Facebook's cloud gaming service launches on iOS both in-app and on the web [u]

Facebook's cloud gaming service launches on iOS both in-app and on the web [u]

After months in private beta, Facebook cloud gaming is live and can be accessed via web app on iPhone with some launching inside the app.

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Apple Park sculpture made with sand from global deserts coming in 2022

Apple Park sculpture made with sand from global deserts coming in 2022

Apple has commissioned an artist and design studio to create a permanent public sculpture at the Apple Park Visitor Center containing sand from deserts across the world.

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Apple working on new pro-level display with embedded A13 chip, claims report

Apple working on new pro-level display with embedded A13 chip, claims report

Apple is reportedly working on another pro-level display that may replace the Pro Display XDR, using an Apple-developed chip at its core.

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Moment is bringing MagSafe to iPhone 11 with new cases

Moment is bringing MagSafe to iPhone 11 with new cases

On Friday, photography-oriented accessory brand Moment introduced new iPhone 11 case models that allow MagSafe chargers and accessories to connect.

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Next iPad mini won't use mini LED, says new supply chain sources

Next iPad mini won't use mini LED, says new supply chain sources

Contrary to the conventional wisdom, sources within Apple's supply chain are saying that the forthcoming "iPad mini 6" won't have a mini LED backlit display.

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'Ted Lasso' takes over Apple homepage to celebrate second season launch

'Ted Lasso' takes over Apple homepage to celebrate second season launch

Hit Apple TV+ series "Ted Lasso" has taken over Apple's homepage to celebrate the release of the show's second season on Friday.

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Amazon slashes $400 to $500 off Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro, prices from $1,999

Amazon slashes $400 to $500 off Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro, prices from $1,999

Back-to-school MacBook Pro deals are in full swing, with the retail 16-inch models $400 to $500 off at Amazon while supplies last.