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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

EditorialEditorial: Will Apple's $6k+ Mac Pro require brainwash marketing to sell?

Editorial: Will Apple's $6k+ Mac Pro require brainwash marketing to sell?

Apple's high-end pro market has long wished for a seriously fast Mac workstation. The premium new system Apple debuted at WWDC19 is one of the most expensive Macs ever, but it is being sold at a time when unit sales of desktop Macs are small and not really growing. Will Apple have to brainwash the masses to buy it?

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VideoPlaying 'Fortnite: Chapter 2' on the iPhone 11 Pro at full resolution

Playing 'Fortnite: Chapter 2' on the iPhone 11 Pro at full resolution

With "Fortnite: Chapter 2" officially here, we found no better time to jump into the new map on our iPhone 11 Pro to test out the latest update and see how our iPhone performs.

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Apple Card had the 'most successful credit card launch ever' says Goldman Sachs

Apple Card had the 'most successful credit card launch ever' says Goldman Sachs

Apple's financial partner company Goldman Sachs reports that its first-ever consumer credit card launch — the Apple Card — has been a success, and that here is a "high level" of demand for it.

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Nest Wi-Fi, Nest Mini, Pixelbook Go updated during 'Made by Google' event

Nest Wi-Fi, Nest Mini, Pixelbook Go updated during 'Made by Google' event

Google made a number of other announcements at its event on Tuesday alongside the new Pixel 4 and the Pixel Buds, with the stage used to cover a new Nest Mini, the Pixelbook Go, Nest Wi-fi, and updates on the Stadia game-streaming service.

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AirPods competitor Google Pixel Buds 2 coming in early 2020 for $179

AirPods competitor Google Pixel Buds 2 coming in early 2020 for $179

At Tuesday's Google release event, the company announced Google Pixel Buds 2, offering significant improvements over the last iteration — but if you want them, you're going to have to wait a while.

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Exclusive2019 MacBook Pro promo code knocks up to $400 off (final prices for most)

2019 MacBook Pro promo code knocks up to $400 off (final prices for most)

Shoppers looking for the lowest prices on Apple's new MacBook Pros can save up to $400 instantly at Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama with our exclusive promo code. These special deals deliver the greatest savings on Apple's Mid 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15-inch MacBook Pro, with bonus perks, such as free shipping and no interest financing for 12 months.

Google Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL boasts first radar-based depth-sensing functionality

Google Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL boasts first radar-based depth-sensing functionality

Google has updated its Pixel smartphone lineup with the launch of the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, a pair of smartphones that include a radar sensor to enable in-the-air gestures and to detect the user's presence.

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$899 MacBook Air (2019) returns at Amazon

$899 MacBook Air (2019) returns at Amazon

Those looking to enter the Apple ecosystem, or simply want an ultralight laptop for travel, can snap up the 2019 MacBook Air at a $200 discount at both Amazon and Best Buy.

Apple's Beats debuts $299 Solo Pro noise cancellation headset with H1 chip

Apple's Beats debuts $299 Solo Pro noise cancellation headset with H1 chip

Beats has debuted the new Solo Pro, its first on-ear, noise-cancelling headphones featuring Apple Audio sharing and Lightning for charging.

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Apple smart ring could offer Apple Watch functionality on a finger

Apple smart ring could offer Apple Watch functionality on a finger

Apple is continuing to explore the possibility of creating a new wearable in the form of a ring, one that includes a finger-mounted touchscreen that could also be used to transmit commands to another nearby device wirelessly.

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Disney posts three-hour trailer for Disney+ with 'basically everything' coming

Disney posts three-hour trailer for Disney+ with 'basically everything' coming

In order to build hype for their new streaming service, Disney+, Disney has uploaded a three-hour long trailer to YouTube highlighting most of the titles that will be available to watch at launch.

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The Apple TV app is compatible with these Roku set top boxes

The Apple TV app is compatible with these Roku set top boxes

The promised Apple TV app compatibility for Roku devices has arrived — assuming you own a relatively new box.

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Apple's self-driving car could hide radar system within the bodywork

Apple's self-driving car could hide radar system within the bodywork

A future Apple-designed self-driving vehicle may not show any external signs of its automated functionality, with Apple looking into how radar systems could be made smaller, lighter, and cheaper in a bid to hide them from the view of other road users looking at the vehicle.

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Credit reporting on Apple Card holders rolling out now

Credit reporting on Apple Card holders rolling out now

Despite reports that neither Apple nor Apple Card issuer Goldman Sachs were reporting the usual payment details to credit bureaus, the information is now beginning to be sent.

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FeatureHere are all the Apple Pay banks added during 2018 and 2019

Here are all the Apple Pay banks added during 2018 and 2019

Apple is now regularly updating its roster of banks and credit unions with Apple Pay. Here are all the card issuers added in 2018-2019, in the U.S. and abroad, updated on October 15 with new issuers in Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Germany, and the Netherlands.

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Apple starts production of iPhone XR in India, plans to add iPhone 11

Apple starts production of iPhone XR in India, plans to add iPhone 11

Foxconn has just started local production of the iPhone XR at its plant in India and will later make the iPhone 11 too. The move will keep manufacturing costs down, but Apple reportedly doesn't plan price cuts.

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Monday, October 14, 2019

AMC launches new video on demand platform to take on iTunes

AMC launches new video on demand platform to take on iTunes

AMC Entertainment is going from the theater to the home with the launch of an iTunes-style video on demand service for renting and buying movies.

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Apple updates AirPort Utility app with iOS 13 compatibility

Apple updates AirPort Utility app with iOS 13 compatibility

Following complaints of incompatibility with iOS 13, Apple on Monday issued an update to its AirPort Utility app, allowing users of devices running the latest operating system to control and manage the now discontinued first-party routers.

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FeatureAll the TV shows Apple has in the works for Apple TV+

All the TV shows Apple has in the works for Apple TV+

Apple announced Apple TV+ at a special event in March, introducing the world to a slate of upcoming original shows that will made available later this year. AppleInsider has been keeping track of everything the company is said to be producing, updated on Oct. 14 with news of Jason Sudeikis vehicle "Ted Lasso."

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NBA stars tout Powerbeats Pro in new ad

NBA stars tout Powerbeats Pro in new ad

A new Powerbeats Pro ad titled "NBA Unleashed" has gone up on the official Beats by Dre YouTube channel and features some notable NBA players.

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Apple launches dedicated media site for Apple TV+ shows and films

Apple launches dedicated media site for Apple TV+ shows and films

In preparation for the launch of Apple TV+, the iPhone maker has set up a press site dedicated to the content the video streaming service will air, something other streaming services also provides to the media to better inform about upcoming content.

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VideoCompared: Apple's iPhone 11 Pro versus Samsung's Galaxy S10

Compared: Apple's iPhone 11 Pro versus Samsung's Galaxy S10

AppleInsider pits Apple's latest flagship smartphones — the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max — against the comparable Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ to see which truly is the best performer.

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Apple clarifies Safari Safe Browsing feature following Tencent data reports [u]

Apple clarifies Safari Safe Browsing feature following Tencent data reports [u]

Following a report alleging that Safari was sending URLs to China, Apple has clarified that this is not the case and has detailed how the Safe Browsing feature works.

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EditorialEditorial: Apple's American-made Mac Pro isn't an exit from China

Editorial: Apple's American-made Mac Pro isn't an exit from China

Apple is radically changing the design of the Mac Pro but still plans to continue building it in the United States. That doesn't mean, however, that it can do the same for everything else it makes. Here's a look at why.

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These are the best Apple deals you can find at Amazon right now

These are the best Apple deals you can find at Amazon right now

Pre-Black Friday Apple deals are in effect at Amazon, with markdowns on iPads, AirPods, Apple Watch devices and much more. We've rounded up the best bargains on Apple's latest hardware, delivering hundreds of dollars in savings.

Apple TV+ interface is more important to streaming video users than content

Apple TV+ interface is more important to streaming video users than content

A consumer research report claims that users of video services like Netflix are more likely to recommend it to others because of the user interface and overall ease of content discovery, more than what programming is available.

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Italy plans 'web tax' on Apple and all digital firms

Italy plans 'web tax' on Apple and all digital firms

The Italian government is reportedly preparing a tax on digital companies as part of its national budget for 2020. It's due to take effect from January and through a self-assessment system will levy a 3% tax on online transactions.

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Apple's macOS Catalina causing problems with select eGPU setups

Apple's macOS Catalina causing problems with select eGPU setups

Despite overall feature and performance improvements for external GPUs, the new macOS Catalina is now failing to work correctly with certain combinations of Mac and GPU card.

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Netgear expands Orbi family with Orbi Mesh WiFi system

Netgear expands Orbi family with Orbi Mesh WiFi system

Netgear expands its Orbi line with new dual-band Mesh WiFi system, designed to provide reliable and customizable Wi-Fi coverage to large homes.

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Apple brings its updated Apple Maps into the midwest in new rolling update

Apple brings its updated Apple Maps into the midwest in new rolling update

Enhanced Apple Maps have begun expanding out of Northeast and into the Midwest, bringing more details to Ohio, West Virginia, and parts of Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana.

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Sunday, October 13, 2019

'iPhone SE 2' with A13 will cost $399 says Ming-Chi Kuo

'iPhone SE 2' with A13 will cost $399 says Ming-Chi Kuo

Ming-Chi Kuo is telling investors that Apple's rumored "iPhone SE 2" will arrive in the first calendar quarter of 2020, at a bargain price.

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ReviewReview: Anker PowerPort III Nano is the charger Apple should've shipped with the iPhone 11 Pro

Review: Anker PowerPort III Nano is the charger Apple should've shipped with the iPhone 11 Pro

Apple's switching to a USB-C charging plug for the iPhone 11 Pro is welcome news, but that charger is large. In comparison, the new Anker PowerPort III Nano makes for a compact USB-C charger that can charge up all your mobile gear with the smallest footprint.

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ReviewReview: iFrogz Airtime Pro wireless earbuds are a solid alternative if you can't wear AirPods

Review: iFrogz Airtime Pro wireless earbuds are a solid alternative if you can't wear AirPods

New Airtime Pro wireless earbuds from iFrogz offers a lower cost alternative to Apple's AirPods, and one that may fit some people's ears better.

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FeatureAll the new games that have been added to Apple Arcade

All the new games that have been added to Apple Arcade

Apple Arcade launched in September of this year, bringing with it dozens upon dozens of new games, including many new games that are added regularly. Here's a list of all the games released post-launch so far.

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EditorialEditorial: No, the new 2019 Mac Pro isn't a fairy tale come true

Editorial: No, the new 2019 Mac Pro isn't a fairy tale come true

After years of frustratedly waiting in the dark and suffering through some painful periods of construction work, the new 2019 Mac Pro appears to finally deliver above and beyond what even the most optimistic had hoped for. But its appearance wasn't merely a whimsical executive decision made in response to a customer email, and is instead the latest deliverable of a long term strategy unfolding at Apple.

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Crime blotter: Accused robber shot and killed at Dallas Apple Store

Crime blotter: Accused robber shot and killed at Dallas Apple Store

Million-dollar iPhone ring theft busted, and Apple Store thefts throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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Apple TV+ promotes 'See' with personalized free trial offer

Apple TV+ promotes 'See' with personalized free trial offer

Subscribers to Emmy Magazine this month get behind the scenes details of the new drama "See," plus a full-page ad offering them a free three-month trial by name.

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Saturday, October 12, 2019

ReviewReview: Mophie's suede 3-in-1 Qi wireless charging stand powers all your Apple gear

Review: Mophie's suede 3-in-1 Qi wireless charging stand powers all your Apple gear

Mophie elevates its wireless charger with a new suede top material for a more premium experience on its 3-in-1 Qi charging dock for iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods.

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Apple Watch Series 3 hits new record low price at Amazon

Apple Watch Series 3 hits new record low price at Amazon

After Apple dropped the price of the Apple Watch Series 3 to $199 in September, Amazon is knocking another $10 off GPS models, bringing the price down to a record-low $189 while supplies last.