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Thursday, July 09, 2020

These are the Apple Stores that re-closed due to COVID-19 spikes

These are the Apple Stores that re-closed due to COVID-19 spikes

Due to a resurgence in COVID-19 infections across many U.S. states, Apple announced on July 1 that it has re-closed or is soon closing a total of 77 stores, just weeks after they were reopened. Here's which Apple Stores have re-closed.

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Home automation firm Wink to enforce subscription program on July 27

Home automation firm Wink to enforce subscription program on July 27

After a series of delays, smart home device maker Wink is making final preparations to roll out a controversial subscription service on July 27, much to the dismay of its user base.

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'iPhone 12 Pro' again rumored to boast 6GB of RAM, 'iPhone 12' stuck with 4GB [u]

'iPhone 12  Pro' again rumored to boast 6GB of RAM, 'iPhone 12' stuck with 4GB [u]

A prolific leaker shared additional details about Apple's next-generation iPhone series on Thursday, claiming the top-tier "iPhone 12 Pro" will sport 6GB of system memory.

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Latest Apple Pay promo offers 50% off Snapfish orders

Latest Apple Pay promo offers 50% off Snapfish orders

Apple's latest Apple Pay promotion offers users a hefty discount on Snapfish purchases.

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ExclusiveCoupon: up to $200 off every 2020 13" MacBook Pro, plus $60 off AppleCare, 5% back

Coupon: up to $200 off every 2020 13

Apple's 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro is $75 to $200 off, and every single configuration is eligible for the exclusive coupon discount. Plus, save $60 on AppleCare and get an additional 5% back with the new Adorama Edge Credit Card. Total savings can reach up to $440 off.

Apple previews new Beijing flagship ahead of grand opening

Apple previews new Beijing flagship ahead of grand opening

Apple is on the verge of opening a new flagship location that will replace Apple Sanlitun, the company's first store in China.

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Mac shipments up slightly in Q2 as PC market shows signs of recovery [u]

Mac shipments up slightly in Q2 as PC market shows signs of recovery [u]

Shipments of Apple's Mac computers were up 5.1% year over year in the second quarter of 2020, ahead of wider growth experienced by the PC industry following coronavirus delays, according to research firm Gartner.

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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 with word of Patricia Arquette's deal for "Severance."

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Uniloc denied chance to 'excessively' seal information in patent dispute with Apple

Uniloc denied chance to 'excessively' seal information in patent dispute with Apple

The Federal Circuit has denied notorious parent troll Uniloc a chance to narrow requests to seal information or redact in an infringement dispute with Apple.

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Review: Logitech nails it with MX Keys keyboard, MX Master 3 for Mac and iPad

Review: Logitech nails it with MX Keys keyboard, MX Master 3 for Mac and iPad

We check out Logitech's latest slate of peripherals designed for the Mac, including Apple-specific versions of the incredible MX Keys wireless keyboard and MX Master 3 wireless mouse.

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Apple updates iWork for Mac & iOS with video embeds, Author book support

Apple updates iWork for Mac & iOS with video embeds, Author book support

Apple has updated its macOS productivity suite to version 10.1, bringing new features like support for video embeds in Numbers and iBooks Author books in Pages.

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Belkin releases three new wireless chargers, MacBook privacy screen protector

Belkin releases three new wireless chargers, MacBook privacy screen protector

Belkin is out today with four new accessories aimed at Apple users, including a screen protector for Macs and a trio of wireless chargers.

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Apple seeds GM betas for iOS 13.6, iPadOS 13.6, tvOS 13.4.8 and watchOS 6.2.8, fourth macOS 10.15.6 beta [u]

Apple seeds GM betas for iOS 13.6, iPadOS 13.6, tvOS 13.4.8 and watchOS 6.2.8, fourth macOS 10.15.6 beta [u]

Apple is now on its fourth and potentially final round of betas for its current operating system generation, with golden master builds of iOS 13.6, iPadOS 13.6, tvOS 13.4.8, and watchOS 6.2.8 now available to download by developers. The company also issued a fresh beta for macOS 10.15.6.

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AirPlay may gain intelligent routing to predict where you want to watch

AirPlay may gain intelligent routing to predict where you want to watch

Apple is investigating multiple ways to simplify how users can select what they want to watch and then screen it on the device they want.

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Apple issues first public beta of iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and tvOS 14

Apple issues first public beta of iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and tvOS 14

Following two developer betas for its milestone operating systems, Apple on Thursday has moved on to offer its first public beta builds for iOS 14, iPadOS 14 and tvOS 14.

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Deals: Apple AirPods 2 get $50 markdown, refurbished Macs up to $1,400 off

Deals: Apple AirPods 2 get $50 markdown, refurbished Macs up to $1,400 off

Amazon and Woot are slashing prices on Apple hardware today, from AirPods with Wireless Charging Case discounted to $149.98 to refurbished iPads, MacBook Pros and iMac Pros on sale for as low as $269.

Unreal Engine releases an app that uses Face ID to capture 3D facial animations

Unreal Engine releases an app that uses Face ID  to capture 3D facial animations

Unreal Engine's new Live Link Face app brings big-budget movie-style effects to the iPhone, with Face ID able to animate 3D characters in real time or capture face tracking data for later use.

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Apple launches new Everyone Can Code, Develop in Swift resources

Apple launches new Everyone Can Code, Develop in Swift resources

Apple on Thursday announced a new set of tools and resources for teachers and students as part of its Swift coding education initiatives.

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Apple makes $1.8 billion in UK, but pays just $8m in tax

Apple makes $1.8 billion in UK, but pays just $8m in tax

Latest financial filings show Apple made only a small tax payment to the UK, and it expects that to be reduced further following subsequent coronavirus costs.

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Canon announces EOS R5 with 8K RAW video recording and HEIF photos

Canon announces EOS R5 with 8K RAW video recording and HEIF photos

Canon has revealed its newest full-frame cameras with the professional grade EOS R5 capable of 8K video and the EOS R6 for high-end amateurs.

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Apple works to avoid screen burn-in on Apple Watches

Apple works to avoid screen burn-in on Apple Watches

New proposals from Apple may see always-on Apple Watch faces alter their images to avoid old-style screen burn-in.

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Foxconn revenues start to recover from coronavirus

Foxconn revenues start to recover from coronavirus

Despite its second quarter revenues still being lower than last year, Foxconn's finances appear to be recovering broadly in line with the company's forecast.

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How the iPhone 11 Pro cameras nearly looked very different

How the iPhone 11 Pro cameras nearly looked very different

Drawings filed with the US Patent Office show how Apple investigated many different designs for the iPhone 11 Pro's camera unit.

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Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Everything new with the Photos & Camera in iOS 14

Everything new with the Photos & Camera in iOS 14

Apple's iOS 14 introduces hundreds of changes to the mobile operating system. Here, we are taking a deep dive into the Photos and Camera apps in the iOS 14 beta to uncover more than 30 tweaks and new features users will see when they upgrade.

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Apple silicon Macs to support Thunderbolt despite shift to ARM

Apple silicon Macs to support Thunderbolt despite shift to ARM

Apple on Wednesday clarified its stance on future integration of Intel's Thunderbolt protocol, saying Macs powered by custom-designed Apple silicon ARM chips will continue to support the connectivity technology.

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Apple tech is being used to track the speed of U.S. reopening

Apple tech is being used to track the speed of U.S. reopening

Apple technologies and data are being used to track the reopening of the U.S. economy amid the global coronavirus health crisis.

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Apple launches Back to School in Mexico, Europe, Asia and the Middle East

Apple launches Back to School in Mexico, Europe, Asia and the Middle East

Apple on Wednesday launched its yearly Back to School promotion in Europe, Mexico, and some countries in Asia and the Middle East.

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Apple Stores now offer personal 'Shop with a Specialist' appointments

Apple Stores now offer personal 'Shop with a Specialist' appointments

Apple is now allowing customers to book one-on-one appointments with Specialists at its Apple retail locations.

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OWC ThunderBay Flex 8 enclosure and dock now available to order

OWC ThunderBay Flex 8 enclosure and dock now available to order

After being announced earlier this year at CES 2020, OWC's new ThunderBay Flex 8 Thunderbolt 3 storage enclosure and dock is now available to order.

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Apple releases new clip giving an inside look at 'Greyhound'

Apple releases new clip giving an inside look at 'Greyhound'

A new three-and-a-half-minute clip gives viewers an intimate look at "Greyhound" before it's released to Apple TV+.

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VideoCompared: Razer Blade Stealth 13 versus Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro

Compared: Razer Blade Stealth 13 versus Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro

Razer is known for making premium notebooks intended for gaming on the move, but which can also be used as a creative workstation. We compare Razer's Blade Stealth 13 against Apple's 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro to determine which is the better compact powerhouse.

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New 'Behind the Mac' ad spot features Grammy winner James Blake

New 'Behind the Mac' ad spot features Grammy winner James Blake

The latest Apple "Behind the Mac" ad spot features Grammy award-winning artist James Blake at work in his L.A. home studio.

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B&H drops 12.9-inch iPad Pro with LTE to $699 for students and teachers

B&H drops 12.9-inch iPad Pro with LTE to $699 for students and teachers

In what is an incredible deal, B&H is knocking $450 off Apple's 3rd Gen 12.9-inch iPad Pro with LTE capability, bringing the price down to a record low $699 for students and teachers.

Deutsche Bank hikes AAPL to $400 despite investor 'uneasiness'

Deutsche Bank hikes AAPL to $400 despite investor 'uneasiness'

Deutsche Bank has raised its Apple share price target to $400, citing a forecast of continued upside for investors despite "uneasiness" about the stock's sustained rise.

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Apple to bring Mini LED screens to iPad Pro in early 2021

Apple to bring Mini LED screens to iPad Pro in early 2021

New supply chain reports concur that a Mini LED iPad Pro is coming in the first quarter of 2021, but also say that Apple will then look for suppliers to bring the technology to its MacBook Pro range.

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Intel details Thunderbolt 4 spec, but 'Apple silicon' support is unclear [u]

Intel details Thunderbolt 4 spec, but 'Apple silicon' support is unclear [u]

Intel on Wednesday announced new details about its upcoming Thunderbolt 4 standard, though compatibility with Apple silicon Macs remains to be seen.

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Deals: quad-core MacBook Air $999, $169 Apple Watch, high-end 16-inch MacBook Pro $2,480

Deals: quad-core MacBook Air $999, $169 Apple Watch, high-end 16-inch MacBook Pro $2,480

Deals on Apple hardware continue to pour in, with the 2020 MacBook Air with a quad-core Intel 10th Gen Core i5 processor dropping to $999. The popular Apple Watch promo for $169 is in stock at Amazon, while an 8-core 16-inch MacBook Pro is $320 off with coupon.

Apple expands its Independent Repair Provider Program to 32 countries

Apple expands its Independent Repair Provider Program to 32 countries

Apple announced on Wednesday morning that over 700 new US locations are available to provide repair services, and now businesses in 32 countries can apply for the program.

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Apple Music app bug reportedly causing sporadic battery drain

Apple Music app bug reportedly causing sporadic battery drain

Some users of the Apple Music app in iOS 13.5.1 are reporting that their iPhone batteries are being significantly and rapidly drained, even when not playing music.

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