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Monday, June 14, 2021

Popular journaling app Day One acquired by Automattic

Popular journaling app Day One acquired by Automattic

Automattic, the company known for running WordPress.com, has acquired popular iOS and macOS journaling app Day One.

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Some M1 iMac models appear to sit off-center due to manufacturing flaw

Some M1 iMac models appear to sit off-center due to manufacturing flaw

Some M1 iMac buyers are reporting an apparent issue with the way that the device is mounted to its stand, causing some iMacs to sit slightly crooked when on a flat surface.

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VideoCompared: AirPods Pro vs Sony WF-1000XM4 true wireless earbuds

Compared: AirPods Pro vs Sony WF-1000XM4 true wireless earbuds

Sony launched the WF-1000XM4 wireless earbuds in June, its noise-cancelling rival to the Apple AirPods Pro. Here's how Sony's latest stacks up against Apple's heavy hitter.

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Prototype Apple Watch with case designed to look like a brick phone leaks

Prototype Apple Watch with case designed to look like a brick phone leaks

New images of a prototype first-generation Apple Watch inside a special case designed to conceal its appearance have surfaced online.

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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.

Justice Department to bolster rules on obtaining records on lawmakers

Justice Department to bolster rules on obtaining records on lawmakers

The Justice Department said it is revising polices on obtaining records from lawmakers after the agency under the Trump Administration subpoenaed Apple for data on two members of Congress.

iPhone 12 silicone cases now available in Sunflower, Electric Orange, and Cloud Blue

iPhone 12 silicone cases now available in Sunflower, Electric Orange, and Cloud Blue

Apple has introduced a trio of new case color options for its iPhone 12 device range, with users now able to select Sunflower, Cloud Blue, and Electric Orange coverings for their mobile devices.

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FeatureHomePod is sold out, but isn't dead yet - Apple's 'end of life' explained

HomePod is sold out, but isn't dead yet - Apple's 'end of life' explained

Apple looks to be finally out of the original HomePod at retail and online. Here's what that removal from sale practically means, and where you can still score one.

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Apple releases iOS 12.5.4 security update for older devices

Apple releases iOS 12.5.4 security update for older devices

Apple has released an iOS 12.5.4 security update for older devices that patches three vulnerabilities — two of which may have been exploited in the wild.

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Apple provides third beta of macOS 11.5 to developers

Apple provides third beta of macOS 11.5 to developers

Apple has started seeding the third beta build of macOS 11.5 to developers for testing on their Macs.

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Apple issues third developer betas of iOS 14.7, iPadOS 14.7, tvOS 14.7, watchOS 7.6

Apple issues third developer betas of iOS 14.7, iPadOS 14.7, tvOS 14.7, watchOS 7.6

Apple has reached the third round of betas for the current generation of its OS range, providing developers with new builds of iOS 14.7, iPadOS 14.7, tvOS 14.7, and watchOS 7.6.

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Beats Studio Buds launches with ANC at $150, ships June 24

Beats Studio Buds launches with ANC at $150, ships June 24

Apple subsidiary Beats by Dre has launched its Beats Studio Buds, wireless earphones that offer active noise cancellation in an extremely compact package.

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Apple Card seeing issue with in-store Apple Pay purchases

Apple Card seeing issue with in-store Apple Pay purchases

Apple has confirmed that an issue may be causing problems with in-store Apple Pay purchasing for Apple Card users.

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FeatureWWDC HomeKit changes, new product launches, & listener questions on HomeKit Insider

WWDC HomeKit changes, new product launches, & listener questions on HomeKit Insider

On this week's episode of HomeKit Insider, we talk about all the news for the week including the bonanza from WWDC, and answer a few listener questions.

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New Apple Music ad visualizes Spatial Audio with cloned singers

New Apple Music ad visualizes Spatial Audio with cloned singers

Apple has created a new ad to promote the new Spatial Audio and Dolby Atmos feature of Apple Music as being "Beyond Stereo" for its listeners.

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Amazon Prime Luna cloud gaming service available for Mac, iOS on June 21

Amazon Prime Luna cloud gaming service available for Mac, iOS on June 21

Amazon will open access to its Luna cloud game streaming platform on June 21 and June 22, allowing anyone with an Amazon Prime account to test out the service.

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Season 2 of 'The Morning Show' debuts on Sept. 17

Season 2 of 'The Morning Show' debuts on Sept. 17

The award-winning newsroom drama "The Morning Show" gears up for a return to Apple TV+ with a new two-minute long teaser video.

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Amazon's $599 M1 Mac mini deal is still going strong, save $100

Amazon's $599 M1 Mac mini deal is still going strong, save $100

Amazon's cheapest M1 Mac mini deal is still going strong as we embark on the second half of June, with the $100 discount on the standard model matching the record low price of $599.

Niantic's 'Transformers: Heavy Metal' will bring AR autobots to the iPhone

Niantic's 'Transformers: Heavy Metal' will bring AR autobots to the iPhone

Niantic is working with Hasbro and Tomy to produce "Transformers: Heavy Metal," a game that will use AR to bring the Autobots to a real-world setting, using the iPhone.

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Apple Nashville celebrates Black Music Month with virtual Today at Apple sessions

Apple Nashville celebrates Black Music Month with virtual Today at Apple sessions

Country stars Valerie June and Willie Jones are each running new Today at Apple songwriting workshops, hosted by Apple's Nashville, Tennessee store, and screened online.

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VideoCamera app development for iPhone: Halide Team on the AppleInsider podcast

Camera app development for iPhone: Halide Team on the AppleInsider podcast

Lux Optics, the maker of Halide for iPhone and iPad joins us on a special episode of the AppleInsider Podcast to discuss developing for the App Store, offering a subscription pricing model, and problem solving as a team.

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Giveaway: enter to win a 2021 M1 12.9-inch iPad Pro from Expercom

Giveaway: enter to win a 2021 M1 12.9-inch iPad Pro from Expercom

Apple Premier Partner Expercom is giving away a brand-new 2021 M1 iPad Pro 12.9-inch in Space Gray to one lucky AppleInsider reader. Enter today for a chance to win the latest iPad Pro with Apple's new Liquid Retina XDR display valued at $1,099.

Apple plans new 'Apple Watch SE,' faster models, extreme sports version

Apple plans new 'Apple Watch SE,' faster models, extreme sports version

The 2021 "Apple Watch Series 7" for 2021 will be faster with a better screen — and Apple is reportedly working on more health features, and an extreme sports model alongside a revised entry-level Apple Watch for 2022.

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Beats Studio Buds appear early on Best Buy's website

Beats Studio Buds appear early on Best Buy's website

Apple's worst-kept secret, the Beats Studio Buds have surfaced yet again, with major retailer Best Buy advertising the personal audio accessories on its website.

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Original HomePod now sold out at online and in Apple Stores nationwide

Original HomePod now sold out at online and in Apple Stores nationwide

After a period of tight stock, both the white and space gray original HomePod models have now sold out and are unavailable either online or in Apple Stores in the US and Canada.

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Sunday, June 13, 2021

TipsHow to set up a VPN on an iPhone or iPad

How to set up a VPN on an iPhone or iPad

While Apple's Private Relay is on the way, not everyone may want to sign up for iCloud+ to get its benefits, or even to wait for it to arrive. Here's how to set your iPhone or iPad to use a VPN right now.

ReviewElgato Stream Deck review: A Mac accessory you didn't realize you need

Elgato Stream Deck review: A Mac accessory you didn't realize you need

With the launch of its updated software and new online store, Elgato's Stream Deck becomes ever more a must-have accessory for all desktop Mac users.

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US Apple Stores dropping customer mask requirement on June 15

US Apple Stores dropping customer mask requirement on June 15

Apple is preparing to loosen its requirements for wearing masks in Apple Stores as part of its COVID-19 policies in the US, a report claims, with vaccinated customers potentially able to enter stores without wearing a mask starting Tuesday.

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Trump White House counsel was a subject of Apple subpoenas

Trump White House counsel was a subject of Apple subpoenas

The White House counsel to former President Donald Trump was one of the targets of Justice Department subpoenas applied against Apple for account data, according to a report, with the number of high-profile people affected by an investigation continuing to grow.

Apple execs say iPadOS 15 helps users to multitask with UI changes

Apple execs say iPadOS 15 helps users to multitask with UI changes

The multitasking changes to iPadOS 15 made it easier for users to understand they could multitask in the first place, a post-WWDC interview with Apple VP of worldwide product marketing Bob Borchers and VP of intelligent system experience Sebastien Marineau-Mes reveals.

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Japan to probe Apple and Google in antitrust discussions

Japan to probe Apple and Google in antitrust discussions

Apple is set to face more scrutiny of its business practices, with the Japanese government said to be preparing another antitrust probe into both Apple and Google.

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Saturday, June 12, 2021

Hands-OnHands on: Azio Izo wireless keyboard set is an attractive, functional addition to your desk

Hands on: Azio Izo wireless keyboard set is an attractive, functional addition to your desk

Keyboard maker Azio's new wireless keyboard collection intends to bring a luxe touch to your desk, a range that is now launching on Kickstarter.

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Apple channels Disney's 'The Little Mermaid' to sell iPad-based freedom

Apple channels Disney's 'The Little Mermaid' to sell iPad-based freedom

A new ad for the iPad Pro has surfaced, using a song from Disney's "The Little Mermaid" to promote the tablet as a better computing platform than desktops in offices.

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VideoWWDC 2021, Intel hints, and Apple Car — This Week in Apple

WWDC 2021, Intel hints, and Apple Car — This Week in Apple

This week, all eyes were on WWDC as Apple revealed its updates to iOS, iPadOS, and other operating systems, while regulators provided details of unreleased products including the "iPhone 13" and "Beats Studio."

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Apple's Federighi and Joswiak talk privacy, Siri, Universal Control and more

Apple's Federighi and Joswiak talk privacy, Siri, Universal Control and more

The continued tradition of Apple SVP of software engineering Craig Federighi and VP of product marketing Greg Joswiak sitting down with John Gruber continues in 2021, with discussions about what Apple launched during WWDC 2021, privacy, on-device Siri processing, and the creation of Universal Control

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Friday, June 11, 2021

Apple greenlit Trump request for lawmakers' data, suggests order slid under radar

Apple greenlit Trump request for lawmakers' data, suggests order slid under radar

Apple was unaware that a Trump administration request for data included information linked to two congressmen, something it says would have been "virtually impossible" to understand without first parsing user accounts.

Apple shares video recaps of fourth, fifth day of WWDC 2021

Apple shares video recaps of fourth, fifth day of WWDC 2021

Apple has shared video recaps featuring sessions and highlights from the fourth and fifth day of its virtual WWDC 2021 event.

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Lawsuit claims iPhone and other Apple devices infringe on wireless patents

Lawsuit claims iPhone and other Apple devices infringe on wireless patents

Apple has been hit with a lawsuit alleging that virtually all of its products that support Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity infringe on a set of wireless communication patents.

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Federal Circuit affirms decision to toss iPhone dual-camera patent lawsuit

Federal Circuit affirms decision to toss iPhone dual-camera patent lawsuit

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Friday affirmed a lower court decision to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that the dual-camera setup of certain iPhone models infringed on existing patents.

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