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Friday, October 18, 2019

US House to deliver final report on big tech antitrust probe in 'first part' of 2020

US House to deliver final report on big tech antitrust probe in 'first part' of 2020

The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee expects to deliver a final report on an investigation into potential antitrust breaches by big technology companies, including Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google, in the first part of 2020.

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US lawmakers urge Apple CEO Tim Cook to reinstate HKmap Live app

US lawmakers urge Apple CEO Tim Cook to reinstate HKmap Live app

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators and representatives have called for Apple to reinstate the controversial HKmap Live app, an iOS app allegedly relied upon by protestors in Hong Kong in their efforts against the Chinese government, by writing to Apple CEO Tim Cook.

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VideoApple TV vs. Roku — comparing the two best 4K set-top streamers

Apple TV vs. Roku — comparing the two best 4K set-top streamers

In the age of streaming, set-top boxes are becoming more ubiquitous. AppleInsider compares two high-end titans in the industry — the brand new 2019 Roku Ultra and the Apple TV 4K.

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ReviewReview: Deebot 661 sweeps and mops your floors so you don't have to

Review: Deebot 661 sweeps and mops your floors so you don't have to

If you're looking for a good mid-range robotic vacuum to help keep your home clean, the Deebot 661 might be the perfect fit. This multi-purpose robot can both vacuum and mop your floors, giving you back more time in your day.

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FeatureAll the new games that have been added to Apple Arcade

All the new games that have been added to Apple Arcade

Apple Arcade launched in September of this year, bringing with it dozens upon dozens of new games, including many new games that are added regularly. Here's a list of all the games released post-launch so far, updated on October 18 with four new titles.

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ExclusiveApple Pro deals: Save up to $790 on MacBook Pros, iPad Pros & iMacs with AppleCare

Apple Pro deals: Save up to $790 on MacBook Pros, iPad Pros & iMacs with AppleCare

B&H is offering AI readers exclusive discounts on Apple's powerful line of Pro laptops, desktops and tablets for a limited time only. Save up to $790 instantly on high-end MacBook Pros, iPad Pros and iMacs with AppleCare — delivering the lowest prices on many complete solutions that are great for both business and home users, as well as college students.

Apple has made it clear how you should wear your Apple Watch

Apple has made it clear how you should wear your Apple Watch

You don't need advice on how to wear any other watch, but Apple Watch comes with activity and health sensors that are affected by how you put it on, and Apple has now made it perfectly clear how it wants you to wear it.

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EditorialEditorial: Mac Pro puts the pedal to Metal in Apple's race with Nvidia

Editorial: Mac Pro puts the pedal to Metal in Apple's race with Nvidia

The new Mac Pro is a long-anticipated development for Apple's high end pro users, but it sure looks as if the company also created the machine for its own strategic benefit — specifically to help make its Metal API become a dominant standard for GPU-intensive software. That could have big implications for Macs, iOS devices, and Apple GPUs going forward, with history providing some insight into why this matters.

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Apple snaps up 'Fargo' writer Monica Beletsky in multi-year Apple TV+ deal

Apple snaps up 'Fargo' writer Monica Beletsky in multi-year Apple TV+ deal

Apple is continuing to fill out its catalog of content for its soon-to-launch Apple TV+ streaming service, with its latest move being a multi-year deal with 'Fargo' TV producer and screenwriter Monica Beletsky.

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Images of 16-inch MacBook Pro reportedly in macOS Catalina 10.15.1 beta 2

Images of 16-inch MacBook Pro reportedly in macOS Catalina 10.15.1 beta 2

A reference to a "MacBook Pro 16,1" and images in the macOS Catalina 10.15.1 beta suggest that the long-rumored refresh and new size of the MacBook Pro is coming relatively soon.

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FeatureApple TV comes to Roku, and Ultra-Wideband location is on its way to us, on the AppleInsider Podcast

Apple TV comes to Roku, and Ultra-Wideband location is on its way to us, on the AppleInsider Podcast

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor talk about Roku, Apple TV+, Disney+ and how Apple may be planning to use its latest patent about Ultra Wideband.

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AMD Radeon RX 5700 works in macOS Catalina 10.15.1 beta 2

AMD Radeon RX 5700 works in macOS Catalina 10.15.1 beta 2

Apple is extending its support of AMD GPUs to macOS Catalina, with the second developer beta for macOS 10.15.1 enabling Radeon RX5700 compatibility with the operating system, possibly as a first step ahead of support for the Mac Pro's Radeon Pro Vega II and Duo cards.

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Ikea smart blinds make unexpected and limited US debut

Ikea smart blinds make unexpected and limited US debut

The 'Fyrtur' range of smart blinds from Ikea are appearing in a few US stores, despite the company's recent announcement of delays.

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Apple said to launch noise-cancelling 'AirPods Pro' in October

Apple said to launch noise-cancelling 'AirPods Pro' in October

A report claims that Apple is set to introduce its third iteration of the wireless headphones as 'AirPods Pro,' which will be noise-cancelling and released at the end of October.

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Apple TV+ to air complete first season of 'Dickinson' on Nov. 1

Apple TV+ to air complete first season of 'Dickinson' on Nov. 1

Following the premiere of Apple TV+ original series "Dickinson" at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn on Thursday, Apple revealed the show's entire first season will be available from day one when the streaming service debuts on Nov. 1.

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Cook discusses China investment, consumer rights, more with market regulator in Beijing

Cook discusses China investment, consumer rights, more with market regulator in Beijing

Apple CEO Tim Cook met with China's minister of the State Administration of Market Regulation on Thursday to discuss a range of topics including the company's growing investment in the region.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook calls on Senate to pass immigration act

Apple CEO Tim Cook calls on Senate to pass immigration act

Apple CEO Tim Cook continued to push for immigration reform on Thursday, and in a tweet urged the U.S. Senate to pass legislation that aims to streamline the process for so-called "high-skilled" applicants.

Hidden Lightning connector found in Apple TV 4K ethernet port

Hidden Lightning connector found in Apple TV 4K ethernet port

A closer inspection of Apple TV 4K's internals reveals Apple's streaming box includes what appears to be Lightning connector terminals hidden in its ethernet port, potentially providing a direct path to critical system hardware.

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Early access 'Minecraft Earth' for iOS opens in Iceland and New Zealand

Early access 'Minecraft Earth' for iOS opens in Iceland and New Zealand

'Minecraft Earth,' the iOS game bringing the popular block-based open-world building title to the real world, is now available to play in early access, with the rollout of the game starting in New Zealand and Iceland.

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Apple releases second developer beta of macOS Catalina 10.15.1

Apple releases second developer beta of macOS Catalina 10.15.1

Apple is now on its second try for the macOS Catalina 10.15.1 beta, with developers able to download the second build of the operating system update to their Mac or MacBook for testing.

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TipsHow to keep your home's air clean and odor-free with HomeKit

How to keep your home's air clean and odor-free with HomeKit

Poor air quality in your home can stink up the joint or exacerbate allergies — and it can be hard to tell at a glance when its a problem. But, HomeKit peripherals can keep your home's air clean with minimal aggravation, and it won't cost as much as you think.

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Extend your Mac display to another Mac with Luna Display 4.0

Extend your Mac display to another Mac with Luna Display 4.0

You can now extend or mirror your main Mac's screen onto a second Mac as easily as you can with Sidecar and an iPad with Luna Display 4.0.

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New Apple TV+ 'Dickinson' trailer highlights poet's societal struggle

New Apple TV+ 'Dickinson' trailer highlights poet's societal struggle

Apple is continuing to promote 'Dickinson,' one of the shows that will be available at the launch of Apple TV+ in November, with the latest 'Immortality' trailer highlighting the struggles of the poet's fight for equality alongside men.

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Apple Watch Series 4 drops to $329; $300-$400 off 12-inch MacBooks

Apple Watch Series 4 drops to $329; $300-$400 off 12-inch MacBooks

Amazon is currently delivering the lowest prices on many Apple Watch Series 4 models, with discounts of up to $160 off and prices as low as $329. Meanwhile, Adorama has limited stock remaining of Apple's 12-inch MacBook, with discounts of up to $400 off ahead of Black Friday.

AirDrop & device tracking only the beginning of Ultra Wideband in the iPhone

AirDrop & device tracking only the beginning of Ultra Wideband in the iPhone

Apple's use of Ultra Wideband with the U1 chip in the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro could go beyond AirDrop and could be used to determine the orientation and motion of a device.

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VideoReview: Master & Dynamic MW07 Go bring premium audio to the gym

Review: Master & Dynamic MW07 Go bring premium audio to the gym

The MW07 Go true wireless headphones from Master and Dynamic brings premium audio to the gym with stylish design and impressive internals.

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Samsung admits a screen protector defeats Galaxy S10 fingerprint sensor

Samsung admits a screen protector defeats Galaxy S10 fingerprint sensor

Following a British newspaper account of a woman discovering anyone could unlock her Galaxy S10 since she added a screen protector, Samsung is promising a software patch.

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Interbrand names Apple as top brand for seventh year running

Interbrand names Apple as top brand for seventh year running

Citing Apple's move to create an ecosystem using products and services, Interbrand assigned a 'brand value' of $234.2 billion, an increase of 9% on last year.

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Adobe refutes reports that Photoshop for iPad is 'rudimentary'

Adobe refutes reports that Photoshop for iPad is 'rudimentary'

Photoshop for iPad is still expected before the end of this year, but beta testers are complaining that it is lacking. Adobe says the beta doesn't include many features that will be in the shipping version, and that the company plans to continuously develop the app.

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Apple proposes how to steady what's on an iPhone screen when the user's hands are shaking

Apple proposes how to steady what's on an iPhone screen when the user's hands are shaking

Mobile device users who have trouble holding an iPhone steadily could be assisted by the smartphone to view images and other content, by compensating for hand movements to keep what is being viewed steady and in one place regardless of the motion.

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EditorialEditorial: Does Apple have the mettle to fight for Mac success in the Pro market?

Editorial: Does Apple have the mettle to fight for Mac success in the Pro market?

Over the last two decades, Apple has largely pursued a strategy centered on "affordable luxury" personal devices, starting with iPod, blooming into iPhone and iPad, and now taking over in wearables. Mac Pro seems to be a wild departure.

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Apple A13 supplier TSMC reports stronger than expected smartphone demand

Apple A13 supplier TSMC reports stronger than expected smartphone demand

The maker of Apple-designed A13 chip, TSMC, reports smartphone demand that is stronger than expected, and is investing up to $5 billion extra ahead of its new forecasts about 5G models.

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Apple looking at Face ID laser tech to improve iPad & iPhone typing

Apple looking at Face ID laser tech to improve iPad & iPhone typing

Displays in a future iPad or iPhone could use lasers to detect touch, with the employment of VCSEL sensors and other technologies potentially monitoring the deflection of the screen to determine levels of 3D touch or to provide a more improved typing experience.

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Arlo Video Doorbell launches with large field of view, but no HomeKit

Arlo Video Doorbell launches with large field of view, but no HomeKit

Smart home purveyor Arlo has announced the new Arlo Video Doorbell with a wide vertical field of view — but unfortunately no HomeKit integration.

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VideoReview: Master & Dynamic MW07 Plus — The best true wireless headphones, but better

Review: Master & Dynamic MW07 Plus — The best true wireless headphones, but better

Master & Dynamic blew us away with the MW07 and after testing the new MW07 Plus true wireless headphones for a week, we're hooked.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

These are the best Apple deals you can find at Amazon right now

These are the best Apple deals you can find at Amazon right now

Pre-Black Friday Apple deals are in effect at Amazon, with markdowns on iPads, AirPods, Apple Watch devices and much more. We've rounded up the best bargains on Apple's latest hardware, delivering hundreds of dollars in savings.

Apple hit with new iPhone throttling class action in California

Apple hit with new iPhone throttling class action in California

A fresh class action lawsuit lodged in California seeks to bring Apple to task for quietly building iPhone-throttling battery management tools into previous versions of its iOS operating system, an action that allegedly hindered and interfered with device performance.

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Netflix says Apple TV+, others to accelerate transition away from traditional TV

Netflix says Apple TV+, others to accelerate transition away from traditional TV

Netflix in a letter to investors released on Wednesday said new entrants into the streaming space, including Apple TV+, will help accelerate what it believes to be an inevitable shift away from traditional linear television.

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Half of all compatible iPhones now run iOS 13, iPadOS adoption hits 33%

Half of all compatible iPhones now run iOS 13, iPadOS adoption hits 33%

Apple on Wednesday offered its first peek at iOS 13 install rates, noting the current-generation operating system is now installed on 50% of compatible iPhones.

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