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Thursday, February 20, 2020

TipsHow to factory reset a MacBook Pro, and when to do it

How to factory reset a MacBook Pro, and when to do it

When you're preparing a MacBook Pro to sell, these are the steps you need to take to put the machine ready for a new user — and making sure all your personal and account details are removed.

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Apple releases second public betas of iOS 13.4, iPadOS 13.4

Apple releases second public betas of iOS 13.4, iPadOS 13.4

Surfacing just one day after the latest developer betas for iOS 13.4 and iPadOS 13.4, Apple has provided the second public beta counterparts, which are now available to download.

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Apple supplier SK Hynix orders 800 staff to stay home over coronavirus fears

Apple supplier SK Hynix orders 800 staff to stay home over coronavirus fears

Apple RAM supplier SK Hynix has told 800 of its employees to stay at home and not to come to work, after it was found one of its trainees had come into contact with a person infected with the coronavirus.

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Apple TV+ 'Shantaram' halts production over a lack of scripts

Apple TV+ 'Shantaram' halts production over a lack of scripts

Production on the Apple TV+ show "Shantaram" has ground to a halt due to a writing issue, with not all of the ten episodes completely written and showrunner Eric Warren Singer departing the project, resulting in a possible delay of several months.

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Microsoft readying iOS expansion of enterprise Threat Protection platform

Microsoft readying iOS expansion of enterprise Threat Protection platform

Microsoft is extending its Threat Protection platform to cover mobile platforms, with it preparing to offer an update to its enterprise-grade security solution for iPhones, iPads, and Android smartphones and tablets.

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ExclusiveThese Mac Pro configurations are hottest among Pros, and B&H's deals deliver up to $1000 off

These Mac Pro configurations are hottest among Pros, and B&H's deals deliver up to $1000 off

Apple Authorized Reseller B&H Photo is slashing the price of its top selling Apple Mac Pro desktop computers by up to $1,000 exclusively for AppleInsider readers. These special Apple deals are available for a limited time only, delivering the lowest prices on record for the powerful machines.

Samsung botches 'Find My Mobile' test, sends users '1' notification worldwide

Samsung botches 'Find My Mobile' test, sends users '1' notification worldwide

A large number of Samsung smartphone owners around the world discovered a mysterious message on their devices overnight, a notification that the company admits was part of an internal test gone wrong.

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ISPs cite First Amendment as reason why they can sell customer data

ISPs cite First Amendment as reason why they can sell customer data

Internet service providers are fighting attempts to require customers opt in to having their location and other sensitive data sold to third parties, under the claim such laws violates the free speech rights of the companies involved.

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Apple considering allowing third-party apps to replace defaults on iOS, HomePod

Apple considering allowing third-party apps to replace defaults on iOS, HomePod

The HomePod may be opened up to third-party music services, and Apple may also allow iOS users to permanently swap the default email and browser apps for alternatives.

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Apple Stores, Foxconn 'cautiously' trying to return to normal in China

Apple Stores, Foxconn 'cautiously' trying to return to normal in China

At the same time that Apple takes tentative steps to reopen all of its retail stores in China, the company's main iPhone assembler Foxconn has announced that it will be "cautiously" resuming production in its main iPhone manufacturing plants.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Latest Apple iPad (128GB) hits new all-time low price

Latest Apple iPad (128GB) hits new all-time low price

Ringing in as the lowest price seen to date, Apple's 128GB 7th Generation iPad is on sale for $319.99 with coupon.

Live Apple Music lyrics arrives on Mac with second macOS 10.15.4 beta

Live Apple Music lyrics arrives on Mac with second macOS 10.15.4 beta

Following a launch alongside iOS 13 in September, Apple Music's lyrics visualizer debuted on Mac this week with the second beta release of macOS 10.15.4, granting users direct access to real-time, scrolling song lyrics.

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Apple announces upcoming film 'Swan Song' starring Mahershala Ali

Apple announces upcoming film 'Swan Song' starring Mahershala Ali

Apple on Wednesday added to a slowly growing slate of original Apple TV+ content with "Swan Song," a new film starring two-time Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali.

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ExclusiveDeal alert: Apple's new Mac Pro (3.5GHz, 32GB, 1TB, 580X) on sale for $5,799

Deal alert: Apple's new Mac Pro (3.5GHz, 32GB, 1TB, 580X) on sale for $5,799

Another Mac Pro deal is here, with this particular configuration offering 1TB of SSD storage for less than Apple's MSRP for the 256GB model. Find out how to snap up the exclusive price (and extra storage) today.

VideoHow to pair your AirPods or AirPods Pro with a PlayStation 4

How to pair your AirPods or AirPods Pro with a PlayStation 4

While the PlayStation 4 doesn't support Bluetooth audio, there is a way to use your AirPods, AirPods Pro, or any other Bluetooth headphones with your Playstation 4.

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TikTok 'iPhone SE 2' or 'iPhone 9' video is probably a fake

TikTok 'iPhone SE 2' or 'iPhone 9' video is probably a fake

A viral video that has emerged on social media claims to be of the low cost "iPhone 9" expected soon — but further inspection leaves almost no doubt that it is a fake.

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Apple could tap Luxshare for older iPhone model production in 2021

Apple could tap Luxshare for older iPhone model production in 2021

Apple is giving AirPods and Apple Watch supplier Luxshare Precision more work over the next two years, with analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claiming the supply chain partner will start assembling iPhones for the company, among other supply chain alterations.

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Apple releases second betas for macOS 10.15.4, iOS 13.4, iPadOS 13.4, tvOS 13.4, watchOS 6.2 [u]

Apple releases second betas for macOS 10.15.4, iOS 13.4, iPadOS 13.4, tvOS 13.4, watchOS 6.2 [u]

Apple has pushed out a fresh round of developer betas to those enrolled in the company's testing program, with new second betas of iOS 13.4, iPadOS 13.4, tvOS 13.4, watchOS 6.2, and macOS 10.15.4 now available to download.

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New price drop: Apple's 8-core MacBook Pro gets massive $700 discount

New price drop: Apple's 8-core MacBook Pro gets massive $700 discount

Fresh price cuts have just been issued on Apple MacBook Pros, with savings of up to $700 off and prices as low as $1,199. Many of these deals deliver the lowest prices ever, beating Black Friday deals by up to $250.

New Microsoft Office iOS & iPadOS app unifies Excel, PowerPoint, Word

New Microsoft Office iOS & iPadOS app unifies Excel, PowerPoint, Word

The newly updated Microsoft Office app for iOS and iPadOS combines three of Microsoft's most popular apps into one, and puts them in the palm of your hand.

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Arlo adds HomeKit support to Arlo Pro 3 smart home camera system

Arlo adds HomeKit support to Arlo Pro 3 smart home camera system

After releasing the Arlo Pro 3 at the end of 2019, Arlo is bringing HomeKit support to the popular smart home security camera through a free firmware update.

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EU unveils wide-ranging digital strategy with global implications for Apple & other big tech

EU unveils wide-ranging digital strategy with global implications for Apple & other big tech

A newly-published digital strategy marks the start of the European Union's plans to debate and implement regulations that will have lasting effects on users in the EU and big technology companies like Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon.

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IRS suing Facebook for $9B in unpaid taxes

IRS suing Facebook for $9B in unpaid taxes

The Internal Revenue Service has gone to court to sue Facebook, claiming the social media giant owes in excess of $9 billion in taxes by selling its intellectual property to a subsidiary in Ireland — a transaction the IRS believes Facebook severely undervalued.

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Larry Tesler, who showed Steve Jobs around Xerox PARC, dies aged 74

Larry Tesler, who showed Steve Jobs around Xerox PARC, dies aged 74

Computer scientist Larry Tesler was the inventor of copy-and-paste as we know it today, and was also the guide that showed Steve Jobs the Xerox PARC systems that would inspire the Macintosh.

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Adobe Photoshop delivers dark mode, better object selection for 30th anniversary

Adobe Photoshop delivers dark mode, better object selection for 30th anniversary

Adobe Photoshop has turned 30 years old, and in honor of the milestone, Adobe is releasing new updates to both Mac and iOS versions of the creative software with dark mode support better content-aware fill tools, and more.

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EditorialApple is pushing its services, but iOS is not adware yet

Apple is pushing its services, but iOS is not adware yet

Apple has not turned iOS into adware, yet we do get get more notifications of services than we did. That's still a long way from having Mail's inbox showing us banner ads for golf games and dating sites, though.

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Qualcomm's X60 5G modem could be used in 2021 iPhone models

Qualcomm's X60 5G modem could be used in 2021 iPhone models

Qualcomm has launched the Snapdragon X60 5G Modem, a third-generation system for 5G connectivity in smartphones, but one that Apple is more likely to be using for its 2021 iPhone releases rather than 2020's "iPhone 12" models.

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Apple demands halt to publication of tell-all App Store book over confidentiality issues

Apple demands halt to publication of tell-all App Store book over confidentiality issues

Apple is taking legal action against former german App Store manager Tom Sadowski and publisher Murmann Verlag to stop circulation of a book about his work, under allegations it reveals confidential "business secrets" that the author wasn't allowed to disclose.

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Apple reopens 10 more stores in China following coronavirus closures

Apple reopens 10 more stores in China following coronavirus closures

Apple's retail efforts in China are slowly being brought back to normal during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, with the iPhone maker reopening 10 more stores in the country, including the first store it closed due to the epidemic.

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Bose updates SoundTouch and Lifestyle speakers with AirPlay 2

Bose updates SoundTouch and Lifestyle speakers with AirPlay 2

A firmware update is being rolled out to Bose SoundTouch and Lifestyle speakers to bring the promised compatibility with Apple's AirPlay 2.

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ExclusiveDeals: Save $150 to $450 on every Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro

Deals: Save $150 to $450 on every Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro

Extended by popular demand! Apple authorized resellers have extended record-breaking discounts on Apple's brand-new 16-inch MacBook Pro, delivering cash savings of up to $450 off every model, including loaded Core i9 systems, via instant rebates and exclusive coupons. Find out how to save hundreds of dollars and grab the lowest prices on the ultimate Apple laptop.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

First Alert adds Apple AirPlay 2 support to Onelink Safe & Sound smoke detector

First Alert adds Apple AirPlay 2 support to Onelink Safe & Sound smoke detector

First Alert on Tuesday issued a software update that adds AirPlay 2 support to its Onelink Safe & Sound smoke and carbon monoxide alarm-cum-speaker, fulfilling longstanding customer requests for integration with Apple's audio streaming technology.

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ExclusiveKiller deal: Apple's latest 13" MacBook Pro (2.4GHz, 8GB, 256GB) drops to $1,449

Killer deal: Apple's latest 13

Better than Black Friday pricing is here for a limited time, with Apple's current 13-inch MacBook Pro (Mid 2019) with a quad-core processor, 256GB of storage and four Thunderbolt 3 ports now $350 off.

VideoReview: Insta360 GO is the AirPods-like action cam to beat

Review: Insta360 GO is the AirPods-like action cam to beat

With a tiny form factor, unique social features, and an easy-to-use design, the Insta 360 Go is the new everyday action cam to beat.

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iPhone supply delays could extend into April as suppliers battle coronavirus

iPhone supply delays could extend into April as suppliers battle coronavirus

Apple's coronavirus-related supply chain issues will be a problem for the company long into April, a report claims, as despite efforts from assembly partners, supplies of the iPhone may be constrained for some time to come.

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Apple releases updates for watchOS 6.1.3, watchOS 5.3.5 for legacy iPhones

Apple releases updates for watchOS 6.1.3, watchOS 5.3.5 for legacy iPhones

Apple has released multiple updates for the Apple Watch, with watchOS 6.1.3 released for up-to-date versions of the wearable device alongside watchOS 5.3.5 for owners of older iPhones that are not able to use the latest iOS releases.

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Best Apple AirPods deals for 2020 [u]

Best Apple AirPods deals for 2020 [u]

Apple AirPods offer hands-free convenience with Siri support, as well as seamless integration with iPhones, Apple Watches, iPads and Macs thanks to Apple's H1 chip. We've rounded up the best AirPods deals going on right now, delivering instant cash savings and free shipping.

EditorialWhy Apple's guidance correction is causing less panic versus 2019

Why Apple's guidance correction is causing less panic versus 2019

For the second time in two years, Apple has issued a correction to its revenue guidance. After looking foolish for sensationalizing Apple's downfall last year, analysts and tech media reporters are exercising more caution in their coverage of how business interruptions by the coronavirus might affect the company.

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Apple Music upgrades album catalog by showing 'Other Versions'

Apple Music upgrades album catalog by showing 'Other Versions'

Apple has started to roll out its "Other Versions" feature for Apple Music, offering subscribers of the music streaming service the option to listen to songs from alternate versions or secondary deluxe releases of an artist's albums.

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