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Saturday, October 31, 2020

Cough analysis app could detect COVID-19 by sound alone

Cough analysis app could detect COVID-19 by sound alone

Researchers at MIT have used machine learning to create software capable of detecting whether a person has caught COVID-19 by analyzing their cough, a development that could eventually result in an iPhone app for daily checks.

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ReviewReview: Infinacore Pandora Portable Power is a compact battery pack fit for your everyday carry

Review: Infinacore Pandora Portable Power is a compact battery pack fit for your everyday carry

The Infinacore Pandora Portable Power (P3) battery pack is a portable power source, wireless charging puck, and multi-port wall adapter rolled into one.

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Deals: save up to 80% on cases for your iPhone, iPad, AirPods Pro, Apple Watch

Deals: save up to 80% on cases for your iPhone, iPad, AirPods Pro, Apple Watch

Shoppers can save up to 80% on a variety of cases for Apple devices, including an Apple Silicone Case that's $11.99 and Spigen options starting at $6.50.

Month-long COVID-19 lockdown to close Apple Stores in England

Month-long COVID-19 lockdown to close Apple Stores in England

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced England will enter a second national lockdown lasting four weeks, with the closure of non-essential shops and travel restrictions effectively forcing the closure of all Apple Store locations in the country throughout most of November.

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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.

FeatureExamining Apple's impressive $64.7B fourth quarter by the numbers

Examining Apple's impressive $64.7B fourth quarter by the numbers

Despite ongoing challenges in the world, Apple has once again reported stellar revenue in its latest quarterly results. Here's a graphical breakdown of how Apple's finances fared and changed over the quarters and the years.

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ReviewReview: iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are massive upgrades, even not including 5G

Review: iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are massive upgrades, even not including 5G

Apple's iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro have been out for a week. In that short time they have shown themselves to be Apple's best year-over-year iPhone upgrade yet, even not including the future impact of 5G.

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This early Black Friday deal puts Apple AirPods Pro within $5 of record low price

This early Black Friday deal puts Apple AirPods Pro within $5 of record low price

Amazon-owned Woot's Early Black Friday Sale offers shoppers a hefty $55 discount on AirPods Pro today, putting the $194.99 price $5 within the record low.

EditorialApple TV+, now one year old, looks poised for growth

Apple TV+, now one year old, looks poised for growth

Apple TV+ got off to a slow start, but Apple's position allows for that — and it's had a great deal to celebrate of late.

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Friday, October 30, 2020

Judge blocks Trump plan to ban TikTok on Nov. 12

Judge blocks Trump plan to ban TikTok on Nov. 12

A federal judge sided with three TikTok stars who argued that President Trump's executive order to ban the service in the U.S. infringes on their First Amendment rights.

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Apple ordered to pay VirnetX $503M for infringing patents

Apple ordered to pay VirnetX $503M for infringing patents

A federal jury on Friday calculated Apple owes VirnetX $502.8 million for infringing on the patent holdings company's intellectual property, the latest in a string of verdicts related to the serial filer.

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Apple denies Pennsylvania ballot verification app days before election

Apple denies Pennsylvania ballot verification app days before election

Apple on Friday rejected an app designed to ensure ballots are being correctly counted in Pennsylvania, saying the software violates App Store privacy guidelines.

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AirPods Pro service program covers sound, noise cancellation issues

AirPods Pro service program covers sound, noise cancellation issues

Apple on Friday initiated a service program for AirPods Pro models that exhibit sound reproduction issues or noise cancellation problems, offering free replacement of affected units.

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Apple says reduction in App Store commission rate would impact bottom line

Apple says reduction in App Store commission rate would impact bottom line

Apple warned investors that changes to its App Store commission could hurt its bottom line in a regulatory filing that also highlighted the MacBook Pro as the primary driver of 2020 Mac sales.

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John Turturro joins cast of upcoming Apple TV+ drama 'Severance'

John Turturro joins cast of upcoming Apple TV+ drama 'Severance'

Actor John Turturro has joined the cast of upcoming Apple TV+ drama "Severance," which is set to go into production sometime in November, according to a new report.

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Apple issues iOS 14.2, iPadOS 14.2 'Release Candidate' to developers and public testers

Apple issues iOS 14.2, iPadOS 14.2 'Release Candidate' to developers and public testers

Apple on Friday seeded "Release Candidate" versions of its iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 updates to both developers and public beta testers.

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Corsair acquires EpocCam app that turns an iPhone into a Mac webcam

Corsair acquires EpocCam app that turns an iPhone into a Mac webcam

EpocCam is a two-part app that turns your iPhone into a webcam, and it has been acquired by Corsair to bolster its content creator product portfolio.

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Apple One fails to solve issues with multiple Apple IDs

Apple One fails to solve issues with multiple Apple IDs

Apple One does include one option for helping users manage multiple Apple IDs for iCloud storage, but doesn't resolve the long-standing problems, and does add to the confusion.

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Users can buy iCloud storage in addition to Apple One plans, for up to 4TB

Users can buy iCloud storage in addition to Apple One plans, for up to 4TB

Apple One subscribers have the ability to purchase cloud-based storage space beyond what's included in their plan, meaning that users can get up to 4TB of iCloud storage for the first time.

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TipsHow to subscribe to Apple One services bundles

How to subscribe to Apple One services bundles

Apple has launched its Apple One bundle. Here's how to find the right version for you, and how to subscribe to it.

What financial analysts thought about Apple's Q4 2020 earnings report

What financial analysts thought about Apple's Q4 2020 earnings report

Apple on Thursday reported September quarter revenue higher than Wall Street expectations, despite iPhone sales being down. Here's what analysts expected, and what they thought about the results.

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Here's how much money you can save with an Apple One services bundle

Here's how much money you can save with an Apple One services bundle

Apple One Services bundles are here, and it can save you a lot of money per month. Here's a look at some scenarios of Apple subscriptions versus what you get in each tier of Apple One bundles, and what to expect.

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Apple One services bundles are now available

Apple One services bundles are now available

You can now choose to pay one flat fee for a number of Apple services, such as Apple Music, Apple Arcade, and extra iCloud storage, with Apple One.

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iPhone 12 camera module cannot be replaced by third-party repair technicians

iPhone 12 camera module cannot be replaced by third-party repair technicians

The iPhone 12 family introduces another repair obstacle that could limit third-party repairs even further with a new authorization step in changing out camera modules.

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TipsHow to watch 'It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown' for free today

How to watch 'It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown' for free today

After decades of regular airings, it appears that "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" won't be on broadcast television — but this and every "Charlie Brown" annual viewing tradition can continue. Here's how just about anybody can watch, for free, using Apple TV+ and a browser.

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Deals: iPad Air 4 discount returns, prices slashed on Apple Watch SE, Beats, AirPods Pro in Early Black Friday Sale

Deals: iPad Air 4 discount returns, prices slashed on Apple Watch SE, Beats, AirPods Pro in Early Black Friday Sale

Proving to be a popular deal after initially selling out, Amazon has reissued its $40 discount on the brand-new iPad Air, this time on the tablet in the stylish green finish. Early Black Friday deals on Beats and the new Apple Watch SE offer savings of up to 44% off, plus last call for $199 AirPods Pro.

Zuckerberg: Apple's ad-tracking block will impair COVID-19 economic recovery

Zuckerberg: Apple's ad-tracking block will impair COVID-19 economic recovery

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has called out Apple for how he claims the ad tracking block in iOS 14 will damage economic recovery from COVID-19 for years to come.

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John Hancock life insurer offers Apple Watch Series 6 at $25 for regular exercisers

John Hancock life insurer offers Apple Watch Series 6 at $25 for regular exercisers

The life insurance firm John Hancock's long-running Vitality Program now includes deals with either an Apple Watch Series 6, or an Apple Watch SE, for customers who commit to exercising regularly.

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FeatureReviewing the iPhone 12 Pro and new iPad Air on the AppleInsider podcast

Reviewing the iPhone 12 Pro and new iPad Air on the AppleInsider podcast

Checking out the new iPhone 12 Pro in the real world, including the hunt for 5G, the search for uses for LiDAR features, and whether you should upgrade or not. Plus the new iPad Air is finally out, and there's Apple TV+ news to cover too.

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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Apple named Interbrand's top global brand for eighth consecutive year

Apple named Interbrand's top global brand for eighth consecutive year

Global brand consultancy Interbrand in its latest report on global brand impact once again named Apple as the world's most valuable corporate name, a position the tech giant has held for eight years.

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Notifications repeatedly tell iOS 14 beta testers to download nonexistent update

Notifications repeatedly tell iOS 14 beta testers to download nonexistent update

Users evaluating the latest iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 beta versions are encountering an apparent bug that instructs the download of a new software version, though such an update does not exist.

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Apple drops to fourth in worldwide smartphone marketshare, report says

Apple drops to fourth in worldwide smartphone marketshare, report says

Newly released estimates from research firm IDC put Apple in fourth place among the world's top smartphone vendors after the tech giant reported a year-over-year decline in iPhone revenue on Thursday.

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FeatureHere's where Apple Stores have reopened and closed again around the world

Here's where Apple Stores have reopened and closed again around the world

Apple's retail operations continue to be impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Here's where Apple Stores have opened, as well as where they are closed, updated on October 30 with 17 new store closures in France and 8 opening across Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Nevada, Oklahoma, and South Carolina.

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Apple says iPhone, Mac, iPad and Apple Watch supply constrained

Apple says iPhone, Mac, iPad and Apple Watch supply constrained

Apple is seeing supply constraints across its product lineup, a potential indicator of high demand for new iPhone 12 models and other devices.

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Developers can now be notified when a user changes their subscription status

Developers can now be notified when a user changes their subscription status

Apple has changed its App Store subscription notification system to offer developers more granularity and control when a user changes their subscription status.

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Contactless payments here to stay thanks to COVID-19, Cook says

Contactless payments here to stay thanks to COVID-19, Cook says

Apple CEO Tim Cook on an earnings call Thursday said the coronavirus gave Apple Pay and other contactless solutions a boost, adding that the pandemic fundamentally changes consumers' approach to payments.

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Apple's Cook expects work from home, remote learning trends to continue

Apple's Cook expects work from home, remote learning trends to continue

CEO Tim Cook says that Apple has seen growth in sales to remote students and home workers, and believes that trend is going to continue

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Apple's services now have 585M paid subscribers, on-track to hit 600M by end of 2020

Apple's services now have 585M paid subscribers, on-track to hit 600M by end of 2020

Apple's number of paid subscriptions for its various Services hit a new high of 585 million, and the company expects to hit 600 million by the end of the year.

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Tim Cook reveals 'a few more exciting things' coming from Apple soon

Tim Cook reveals 'a few more exciting things' coming from Apple soon

Apple CEO Tim Cook has revealed that the company is to bring out more products or services during the rest of 2020 than it has so far announced.

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