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Wednesday, August 04, 2021

Apple's AirTag used to monitor alleged illegal dumping of homeless' property

Apple's AirTag used to monitor alleged illegal dumping of homeless' property

A lawyer in Portland, Ore., this week said a contractor broke the law when it allegedly trashed a number of items belonging to people living at a homeless encampment. And he has the AirTag tracking history to prove it.

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Tuesday, August 03, 2021

T-Mobile to retire Sprint's LTE network in June 2022

T-Mobile to retire Sprint's LTE network in June 2022

T-Mobile this week announced plans to retire Sprint's LTE network in 2022, with the shutdown due to arrive six months after Sprint's 3G assets are scheduled to cease operations.

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Apple debuts redesigned online store with dedicated 'Store' tab

Apple debuts redesigned online store with dedicated 'Store' tab

Apple on Tuesday introduced a new online Apple Store experience for the web with fresh design cues borrowed from iOS, including product cards, curated selections, informational sections and more.

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App Store spotlights first in-app event in iOS 15 beta

App Store spotlights first in-app event in iOS 15 beta

Apple is beginning to highlight in-app events in iOS 15, with one of the first being a TikTok Summer Camp session that was featured on the App Store's "Today" page on Tuesday.

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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.

Apple's online storefront is temporarily offline [u]

Apple's online storefront is temporarily offline [u]

The online Apple Store was taken offline Tuesday afternoon, with the webpage and Apple Store app both displaying a familiar "Be right back" message that typically appears just prior to a product launch.

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Apple expands California self-driving car fleet amid 'Apple Car' rumors

Apple expands California self-driving car fleet amid 'Apple Car' rumors

Apple continued to forward development of in-house self-driving car technology over the past two months, with the company adding one new vehicle to its fleet and 16 driver permits for use on California roads.

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Apple to partner with Affirm's PayBright on 'buy now, pay later' scheme in Canada, report says

Apple to partner with Affirm's PayBright on 'buy now, pay later' scheme in Canada, report says

Apple is reportedly set to partner with "buy now, pay later" specialist Affirm's PayBright subsidiary to launch a new pay-over-time platform in Canada, the latest in the tech giant's growing quiver of financial services.

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Apple warns developers of App Store price and tax changes for select countries

Apple warns developers of App Store price and tax changes for select countries

Apple has warned developers that the prices of their applications in the App Store are being updated in early August, with prices in Europe, the UK, and South Africa lowering while climbing in Georgia and Tajikistan.

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Brendan Fraser joins upcoming Apple TV+ film 'Killers of the Flower Moon' cast

Brendan Fraser joins upcoming Apple TV+ film 'Killers of the Flower Moon' cast

Brendan Fraser will star in the upcoming Apple TV+ crime drama, "Killers of the Flower Moon," directed by Martin Scorsese.

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iPhone recovered from Edinburgh river after year underwater

iPhone recovered from Edinburgh river after year underwater

A woman who accidentally dropped her iPhone into the Water of Leith in 2020 has been reunited with her device, after it was recovered by a local diver in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Second season of 'Ted Lasso' driving Apple TV+ viewer popularity climb

Second season of 'Ted Lasso' driving Apple TV+ viewer popularity climb

The return of Apple TV+ programming like "Ted Lasso" is fueling significant audience gains for their second seasons, according to a streaming media data aggregator.

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Apple TV+ fills out cast of Will Smith-led film 'Emancipation'

Apple TV+ fills out cast of Will Smith-led film 'Emancipation'

A number of new cast members have signed on to upcoming Apple TV+ original thriller "Emancipation," which stars Will Smith as a runaway slave

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ReviewNomad MagSafe Mount Stand review: A high price for some elevation

Nomad MagSafe Mount Stand review: A high price for some elevation

Announced on Tuesday, Nomad's latest accessory is a weighty steel stand for your iPhone 12 that will tightly hold your MagSafe charging puck. We've been testing it for a few days, and while it does its job well, it doesn't come cheap.

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Otterbox announces Mobile Gaming Clip for Magsafe

Otterbox announces Mobile Gaming Clip for Magsafe

Otterbox combines the convenience of MagSafe with a convenient mobile gaming clip to connect your iPhone 12 and your controller to help take your gaming to the next level.

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Ikea launches new HomeKit-compatible smart air purifier

Ikea launches new HomeKit-compatible smart air purifier

Ikea's first smart home air purifier, called Starkvind, not only blends into your home but also works with Apple's HomeKit platform.

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Delta deploying iPad Pro as pilot electronic flight bag upgrade

Delta deploying iPad Pro as pilot electronic flight bag upgrade

Delta Air Lines is working with AT&T and Apple to provide its pilots with an upgraded electronic flight bag, switching over to the 5G-equipped iPad Pro.

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Lowest prices: M1 Mac mini (512GB) back down to $799, 1TB models also on sale

Lowest prices: M1 Mac mini (512GB) back down to $799, 1TB models also on sale

Apple's latest Mac mini is back on sale, returning to the lowest price of the year at Amazon and B&H. Readers can also save on 1TB models, with an exclusive coupon discount and a deal on AppleCare at Adorama.

Apple Wallet student ID support rolls out to more schools in US, Canada

Apple Wallet student ID support rolls out to more schools in US, Canada

Apple has announced an expansion of support for mobile student IDs in the iOS and watchOS Wallet app across several universities in the U.S. and Canada.

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Apple's Mac Pro gains new Radeon Pro MPX graphics card options

Apple's Mac Pro gains new Radeon Pro MPX graphics card options

Customers can add new Radeon Pro W6800X and Radeon Pro W6900X modules to the Mac Pro, adding up to $11,600 to the base price.

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Best deals for August 2 - 15% off refurbished on eBay, $20 off Belkin, more!

Best deals for August 2 - 15% off refurbished on eBay, $20 off Belkin, more!

Tuesday's best deals include up to 45% off Dungeons and Dragons products, up to 60% off Annke security cameras, iTunes movie sales, and more.

TipsHow to use the new widgets in iOS 15

How to use the new widgets in iOS 15

The way you find and set up widgets isn't changing in iOS 15, but what there are, and what they can do, is.

Apple premieres new trailer for Apple TV+ series 'Truth Be Told'

Apple premieres new trailer for Apple TV+ series 'Truth Be Told'

The compelling true-crime drama returns to Apple TV+ as Poppy Parnell dives into a new case surrounding a childhood friend.

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Apple nabs eight Imagen Award nominations for 'Ted Lasso' & others

Apple nabs eight Imagen Award nominations for 'Ted Lasso' & others

Apple has been honored with a total of eight nominations in the 36th annual Imagen Award for five of its Apple TV+ originals, including "Ted Lasso" and "The Mosquito Coast."

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FeatureWhat tools keep AppleInsider staffers working from home

What tools keep AppleInsider staffers working from home

AppleInsider is staffed by folks from around the world, all working from home. So outside of our computers, here are our must-haves that have kept us going for years.

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South Korean legislation could force external payment options onto App Store

South Korean legislation could force external payment options onto App Store

The South Korean government is set to introduce legislation that will force Apple and Google to allow alternate payment options, and the Coalition for App Fairness is lobbying for passage.

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SEC chief wants more scrutiny & regulation of cryptocurrencies

SEC chief wants more scrutiny & regulation of cryptocurrencies

The new head of the SEC, Chair Gary Gensler, wants to protect cryptocurrency investors from fraud and believes that changes in investment laws will be needed soon.

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New iMac Magic Keyboard with Touch ID available for individual sale

New iMac Magic Keyboard with Touch ID available for individual sale

Previously only available with the new 24-inch iMac, the Magic Keyboard with Touch ID can now be bought on its own, as can the new Magic Trackpad, and Magic Mouse.

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Apple asking Chinese iPad mini users if the screen is too small

Apple asking Chinese iPad mini users if the screen is too small

Apple is reportedly asking iPad users for feedback on the iPad mini 4, including whether the display is big enough for them, among other questions about their tablet usage habits.

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Apple Pay expands to FNB in South Africa, ING in Belgium

Apple Pay expands to FNB in South Africa, ING in Belgium

More banks are adding support for Apple Pay to their financial services, with FNB in South Africa and ING Belgium joining the ever-growing roster of firms that use Apple's mobile payments platform.

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Displays bending out of the way of cameras could kill off the iPhone notch

Displays bending out of the way of cameras could kill off the iPhone notch

Apple could create a full-screen display for the iPhone that doesn't have any notches or holes for cameras or other sensors, by moving the display panel to create a window whenever a photo is being taken.

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How to bypass iPhone passcode

How to bypass iPhone passcode

If you're completely locked out of your iPhone there are a few ways to gain access once again, such as by using PassFab's iPhone Unlocker.

Spotify tests new ad-supported $0.99 subscription tier

Spotify tests new ad-supported $0.99 subscription tier

Apple Music rival Spotify is evaluating a new $0.99 per month subscription tier that retains ads, but loosens some of the limitations of the service's free version.

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Monday, August 02, 2021

Apple stops iOS 14.7 code signing following release of iOS 14.7.1

Apple stops iOS 14.7 code signing following release of iOS 14.7.1

Following the release of a security-focused point update to iOS in July, Apple on Monday ceased signing code for iOS 14.7.

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Apple TV app, hardware users complain of audio issues

Apple TV app, hardware users complain of audio issues

A number of Apple TV app and set-top box users are reporting a curious issue in which some content, including purchased and rented shows, play without audio.

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Australia delivers Apple Wallet support for COVID-19 vaccine certificates

Australia delivers Apple Wallet support for COVID-19 vaccine certificates

Australians who received a COVID-19 vaccination can now carry around digital proof of inoculation in Apple Wallet thanks to new integration with the country's Express Plus Medicare app.

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New Apple Store App Clip surfaces self-checkout options

New Apple Store App Clip surfaces self-checkout options

A new App Clip for the Apple Store app allows customers to quickly scan a barcode to purchase select accessories without interacting with store staff.

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Apple must face Apple Watch patent infringement lawsuit, court rules

Apple must face Apple Watch patent infringement lawsuit, court rules

Apple must face a patent infringement lawsuit alleging that it cribbed heart rate sensor technology for the Apple Watch, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled Monday.

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Twitter activates 'Sign in with Apple' integration

Twitter activates 'Sign in with Apple' integration

Twitter on Monday became the latest service to integrate "Sign in with Apple" support, enabling a streamlined account creation process and enhanced security for end users.

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