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Sunday, May 31, 2020

Some Apple Stores temporarily close over looting concerns

Some Apple Stores temporarily close over looting concerns

Apple has decided to temporarily close a number of its just-reopened Apple Store locations across the United States on Sunday, as a measure to protect its retail employees from looters taking advantage of the ongoing George Floyd protests.

iPad Pro blowout: save up to $200 on 11" and 12.9" iPad Pros

iPad Pro blowout: save up to $200 on 11

Retailers are clearing out Late 2018 iPad Pro inventory, resulting in cash savings of up to $200 off. Plus, 2020 models are also on sale with discounts of up to $70 off, along with deals on AppleCare. Check out the markdowns while supplies last.

Doubts raised over 'iPhone 13' quad-camera rumor

Doubts raised over 'iPhone 13' quad-camera rumor

Prominent leaker Jon Prosser has cast doubt on a leak claiming to detail the camera layout of the "iPhone 13," saying that there's a "0% chance" of that layout in the 2021 flagship.

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TipsHow to follow people on Apple Music

How to follow people on Apple Music

Apple Music allows you to follow your friends to find out what they're listening to, and it makes it easy to share all your favorite playlists, too. This guide shows you how to set up an Apple Music profile and walks you through the process of adding friends.

ExclusiveSave up to $250 on every 2020 13" MacBook Pro, plus $70 off AppleCare

Save up to $250 on every 2020 13

Apple's brand-new 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro is $75 to $250 off, and every single configuration is eligible for the exclusive coupon discount. Plus, save $70 on AppleCare, delivering the best deals and lowest prices anywhere on the new notebooks.

Apple Stores smashed and looted amid George Floyd protests

Apple Stores smashed and looted amid George Floyd protests

Apple Stores have become a target of opportunist rioters during the ongoing protests across the United States, with some retail outlets suffering significant damage to storefronts, as well as thefts by looters.

FeatureMay 2020 in review: 'iPhone 12' leaked, MacBook Pro 13-inch gets the new keyboard

May 2020 in review: 'iPhone 12' leaked, MacBook Pro 13-inch gets the new keyboard

We're used to being in lockdown now, and so is Apple. While still having no events, the company put out an extremely popular new 13-inch MacBook Pro, and did begin to reopen some of its stores.

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Apple doubles memory upgrade cost for entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro

Apple doubles memory upgrade cost for entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro

Apple has made it more expensive for customers to upgrade the memory on the 13-inch MacBook Pro, with the price of the option doubled on the entry-level model as part of a change quietly made on Saturday.

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Apple Watch 'Series 6' display may be identical to Series 5

Apple Watch 'Series 6' display may be identical to Series 5

The "Apple Watch Series 6" may not be fitted with a micro LED display as part of its annual upgrade, a serial leaker claims, with Apple allegedly using the same supplier and display technology as the Series 5.

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Flash deal: Apple AirPods Pro drop to $219 for Amazon Prime members

Flash deal: Apple AirPods Pro drop to $219 for Amazon Prime members

Amazon-owned Woot has launched a one-day only sale on Apple AirPods Pro, bringing the price down to $219.99 for Amazon Prime members.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Sign in with Apple bug discovery earns developer $100,000

Sign in with Apple bug discovery earns developer $100,000

Details of a now-patched vulnerability in the "Sign in with Apple" account authentication have been revealed, a zero-day that could have allowed an attacker to take control of a user's account.

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India motivating iPhone production with incentive rule changes

India motivating iPhone production with incentive rule changes

India is making it more attractive for Apple and other mobile phone companies to set up production facilities in the country by adjusting the rules for its PLI scheme, a change that could allow Apple to increase manufacturing in the region.

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Zoom plans encryption upgrade just for paid users

Zoom plans encryption upgrade just for paid users

Video conferencing tool Zoom is planning to improve its security with stronger encryption, but only for paying customers and not those using the free version of the service.

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Some 10.5-inch iPad Pro users stuck in reboot loop after iPadOS 13.4.1

Some 10.5-inch iPad Pro users stuck in reboot loop after iPadOS 13.4.1

A number of 10.5-inch iPad Pro users are complaining about devices constantly rebooting and making them effectively useless, an issue that surfaced in recent weeks following the release of updates for iPadOS 13.4.1 and iPadOS 13.5.

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Jason Sudeikis to reprise 'Ted Lasso' role for Apple TV+ show

Jason Sudeikis to reprise 'Ted Lasso' role for Apple TV+ show

Apple is bringing a new original comedy series Apple TV+ in August, with "Ted Lasso" starring Jason Sudeikis and featuring characters that previously appeared on NBC Sports.

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Apple fails appeal of 10M euro iPhone battery slowdown fine in Italy

Apple fails appeal of 10M euro iPhone battery slowdown fine in Italy

Apple has failed to overturn a 10 million euro ($11.1M) fine levied against it in 2018 by Italy, after a court rejected an appeal against the findings of an investigation over iPhone slowdowns caused by software updates.

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Best iTunes movie and television deals for May 29

Best iTunes movie and television deals for May 29

Apple frequently places iTunes content on sale, and this week is all about movie bundles. Find out the latest TV and movie deals before they disappear.

Exclusive2020 MacBook Air coupon: save instantly on every CTO model

2020 MacBook Air coupon: save instantly on every CTO model

Apple's new 2020 MacBook Air is discounted exclusively for AppleInsider readers, with coupon savings on every CTO model, from dual-core options with more storage and/or RAM to loaded quad-core systems.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Apple Music exec Zane Lowe interviews top musicians in new podcast series

Apple Music exec Zane Lowe interviews top musicians in new podcast series

Zane Lowe, creative director of Apple's Beats 1 radio station and head of artist relations for Apple Music, this week launched a new podcast that will serve as a repository for the DJ's long-running interview series.

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TipsHow to add fonts to macOS Catalina

How to add fonts to macOS Catalina

Whether you're looking to snag some of the newly-licensed fonts Apple has added to macOS or want to install a font you've downloaded, our helpful guide can teach you the basics in a few minutes.

Beats announces four new bright Powerbeats Pro colors, coming June 9

Beats announces four new bright Powerbeats Pro colors, coming June 9

Apple's Beats brand on Friday is announcing four new color options for its Powerbeats Pro wireless headphones: Spring Yellow, Cloud Pink, Lava Red and Glacier Blue.

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FeatureJust as it ends, 'Defending Jacob' looks like the most popular Apple TV+ show

Just as it ends, 'Defending Jacob' looks like the most popular Apple TV+ show

Apple doesn't release ratings data, but third party data says the limited series "Defending Jacob" is the closest thing the service has to a breakout hit.

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Amazon deals: $299 Apple Watch 5, AirPods Pro $228, iPads on sale for $279

Amazon deals: $299 Apple Watch 5, AirPods Pro $228, iPads on sale for $279

Weekend savings on Apple products are in effect at Amazon, with the return of the Apple Watch Series 5 for $299. AirPods Pro are also $22 off, while iPads have dropped to as low as $279.

LG reportedly ramping up iPad display panel manufacturing to meet demand surge

LG reportedly ramping up iPad display panel manufacturing to meet demand surge

Apple has reportedly asked LG Display to quickly ramp up iPad LCD panels shipments to meet a surge in demand in Asia following the outbreak of COVID-19.

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Tile accuses Apple of antitrust behavior in letter to EU regulators

Tile accuses Apple of antitrust behavior in letter to EU regulators

Tile, a manufacturer of location tracking hardware and software, is calling on the European Commission to open a probe into Apple's business practices, claiming the company is fiercely anti-competitive.

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FeatureHBO Max, Apple Stores in the US re-opening, and must-have accessories on the AppleInsider podcast

HBO Max, Apple Stores in the US re-opening, and must-have accessories on the AppleInsider podcast

HBO Max launches, Apple reopening more stores in the US, battery health management comes to Mac, Quibi adds AirPlay support, and we roundup some of our favorite accessories, hubs, and bags, all on the AppleInsider Podcast.

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ReviewReview: 'Central Park' an animated musical triumph for Apple TV+

Review: 'Central Park' an animated musical triumph for Apple TV+

"Central Park," the new Apple TV+ show from the creators of "Bob's Burgers" thrives thanks to a talented cast and first-rate musical numbers.

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Judge tosses copyright suit against Apple and M. Night Shyamalan

Judge tosses copyright suit against Apple and M. Night Shyamalan

A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit that accused Apple and director M. Night Shyamalan of copying key aspects of the 2013 film "The Truth About Emanuel" with the Apple TV+ original "Servant."

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Apple's stranglehold on wearables market continued in Q1

Apple's stranglehold on wearables market continued in Q1

New research shows Apple extended an already significant lead in the wearables market during the first quarter of 2020 on the back of strong demand for AirPods and Beats products.

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Apple lands 'Hedy Lamarr' TV series starring Gal Gadot

Apple lands 'Hedy Lamarr' TV series starring Gal Gadot

Apple has given a straight-to-series order for a Gal Gadot-led TV series about late film legend and inventor Hedy Lamarr.

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Photos of supposed redesigned Leather Loop Apple Watch band surface online [u]

Photos of supposed redesigned Leather Loop Apple Watch band surface online [u]

Photographs of a purportedly redesigned Leather Loop band — or completely new leather strap — for Apple Watch were posted online on Wednesday, with an accompanying report suggesting Apple could introduce the accessory in June.

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Apple researching audio system that uses speaker airflow for cooling

Apple researching audio system that uses speaker airflow for cooling

A future version of Apple's HomePod or possibly even a computer could use out-of-phase speakers for internal component cooling purposes.

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TipsHow to upload music to Apple Music with a Mac

How to upload music to Apple Music with a Mac

If you've ever wondered how to get Apple Music tracks from your Mac to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, or upload your own tracks, we've got a handy guide that teaches you how to do it, and sync it to your favorite devices.

Congress pulls surveillance bill that included protections from warrantless browser searches

Congress pulls surveillance bill that included protections from warrantless browser searches

Legislation that reauthorized key domestic surveillance laws and would have protected Americans from warrantless searches of browsing data has been pulled, following a Tweet from the president.

VideoWhat to expect inside reopened Apple Stores in the coronavirus era

What to expect inside reopened Apple Stores in the coronavirus era

Apple is in the process of reopening 100 U.S. retail stores and, as expected, those outlets look a lot different post-coronavirus. Here's what we've seen in-store, and what you should expect if you need — or want — to make a trip.

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Tidal update brings Dolby Atmos music to the Apple TV 4K

Tidal update brings Dolby Atmos music to the Apple TV 4K

Music and entertainment streaming platform Tidal will be bringing Dolby Atmos Music to the Apple TV 4K, soundbars, and select smart televisions.

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JP Morgan hikes AAPL price target to $365 on India iPhone SE, 'iPhone 12' launch

JP Morgan hikes AAPL price target to $365 on India iPhone SE, 'iPhone 12' launch

Investment bank JP Morgan has raised its Apple stock price target on the potential for an on-time 'iPhone 12' launch and the iPhone SE's opportunity to drive growth in India.

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Social media executive order aims to sidestep online publication protections

Social media executive order aims to sidestep online publication protections

A draft of an Executive Order expected to be released on Tuesday argues that social media venues need to be reclassified as publishers, contrary to an existing online venue protection law.

Hue Sync Box adds support for Siri control alongside Dolby Vision and HDR10+ content

Hue Sync Box adds support for Siri control alongside Dolby Vision and HDR10+ content

Signify is releasing a new update to bring Siri voice control and support for HDR content to the Philips Hue Sync Box.

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