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Monday, May 10, 2021

Apple shares first look image of 'Killers of the Flower Moon'

Apple shares first look image of 'Killers of the Flower Moon'

"Killers of the Flower Moon" star Leonardo DiCaprio has shared a first look image of the upcoming Apple TV+ original film.

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Roundup: the best accessories for your M1 Mac mini

Roundup: the best accessories for your M1 Mac mini

Looking to buy an M1 Mac mini or own one already? Our team has rounded up the best accessories to complement Apple's compact desktop.

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Apple ceases iOS 14.5 code signing, blocking downgrades from iOS 14.5.1

Apple ceases iOS 14.5 code signing, blocking downgrades from iOS 14.5.1

Apple has stopped signing code for iOS 14.5, effectively blocking downgrades to the operating system following the release of iOS 14.5.1.

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'iPhone 13' said to be minutely thicker overall, with noticeably larger camera bump

'iPhone 13' said to be minutely thicker overall, with noticeably larger camera bump

New technologies used in the "iPhone 13" lineup may lead to a slightly thicker enclosusre, along with a redesigned and noticeably larger camera bump.

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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 releases third developer beta for macOS 11.4

Apple releases third developer beta for macOS 11.4

Apple is now on its third beta round for macOS 11.4 with developers now able to download and try out the latest build of the operating system update.

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Apple issues third developer betas of iOS 14.6, iPadOS 14.6, tvOS 14.6, watchOS 7.5 [u]

Apple issues third developer betas of iOS 14.6, iPadOS 14.6, tvOS 14.6, watchOS 7.5 [u]

Apple is now on its third round of betas, providing developers new builds of iOS 14.6, iPadOS 14.6, tvOS 14.6, and watchOS 7.5 for testing.

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Apple adds Siri support to Apple TV in more countries

Apple adds Siri support to Apple TV in more countries

Users of Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD can now search for movies and shows using Siri in several more countries.

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Apple hires Facebook ads manager, 'Chaos Monkeys' author Antonio Garcia Martinez

Apple hires Facebook ads manager, 'Chaos Monkeys' author Antonio Garcia Martinez

Apple has hired former Facebook ads product manager Antonio Garcia Martinez, a sign that the Cupertino tech giant is expanding its own advertising ambitions.

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Redesigned colored MacBook Air shown off in new renders

Redesigned colored MacBook Air shown off in new renders

Rendered images of a new and redesigned MacBook Air with new colors said to be based on leaked photos of the product have been showcased in a video by a known leaker.

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TipsHow to set multiple timers on iPhone, iPad, and HomePod

How to set multiple timers on iPhone, iPad, and HomePod

Apple is inconsistent over which devices you can use for multiple timers, but there are workarounds to get the feature on HomePod mini, iPhone, or wherever you need.

Actual US broadband penetration & speed falls far short of FCC claims

Actual US broadband penetration & speed falls far short of FCC claims

A new dataset of actual broadband speeds that consumers are seeing in the U.S. is showing a stark disparity between Federal Communication Commission claims and the reality of the situation.

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Deals: 23% off MagSafe Charger, $200 off 12.9" iPad Pros, 55% off Apple Leather Folio, AirTags in stock

Deals: 23% off MagSafe Charger, $200 off 12.9

Monday morning price drops on Apple products are in effect, including the lowest price on record for Apple's MagSafe Charger for iPhone 12, triple-digit markdowns on 2020 12.9-inch iPad Pros and a 55% discount on the Apple Leather Folio for iPhone 11 Pro. AirTags are also in stock.

MacBook Pro repair experts benefit from stolen Quanta documents

MacBook Pro repair experts benefit from stolen Quanta documents

Hacking group REvil's stolen MacBook Pro schematics are now being circulated among repair professionals, who say the information is helping them recover lost data.

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Apple TV+ mental health documentary 'The Me You Can't See' airs May 21

Apple TV+ mental health documentary 'The Me You Can't See' airs May 21

The Apple TV+ documentary series by Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry has been given a title, with "The Me You Can't See" premiering on the streaming service on May 21.

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Seven Apple suppliers linked to Chinese forced labor programs

Seven Apple suppliers linked to Chinese forced labor programs

A new report on Monday claims that seven Apple suppliers participated in labor programs suspected to be connected to the alleged Chinese genocide of Uyghurs from the Xinjiang region.

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FeatureAirTags, new Hunter ceiling fans, best dimmer switches on HomeKit Insider podcast

AirTags, new Hunter ceiling fans, best dimmer switches on HomeKit Insider podcast

This week, on the HomeKit Insider podcast, your hosts review AirTag, Hunter launches new HomeKit ceiling fans, and we recommend the best HomeKit dimmer switches.

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TipsHow to give a guest control of your HomeKit devices

How to give a guest control of your HomeKit devices

Home automation with HomeKit is great for the homeowner, but not as good for guests or visitors. Here's how to give a house guest control of all your HomeKit devices — and how to lock them out again when they leave.

Apple Maps vans photographing Hong Kong streets for "Look Around" expansion

Apple Maps vans photographing Hong Kong streets for

Apple is expanding its Apple Maps Look Around feature to Hong Kong, with camera vans reportedly beginning to be sent out into the region's streets.

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Apple awards iPhone glass maker Corning a further $45 million

Apple awards iPhone glass maker Corning a further $45 million

Apple is again contributing money to precision iPhone glass manufacturer Corning, with a further $45 million from the Advanced Manufacturing Fund to expand the company and its R&D.

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Apple's 5G modem could land in 2023 iPhone, Kuo says

Apple's 5G modem could land in 2023 iPhone, Kuo says

Apple's long-rumored first foray into cellular modem technology could debut as soon as 2023, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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Sunday, May 09, 2021

Samsung, Micron, SK Hynix sued again over alleged DRAM price fixing

Samsung, Micron, SK Hynix sued again over alleged DRAM price fixing

Samsung, Micron, and SK Hynix are facing yet another class-action lawsuit over allegedly fixing the prices of memory used in iPhones, Macs, and nearly every other computing device, with the memory producers accused of collusion to raise prices in the DRAM market.

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Over 200,000 people affected by Amazon review scam data leak

Over 200,000 people affected by Amazon review scam data leak

A database used to operate an Amazon fake reviews scam has leaked in a data breach, with the data trove revealing personal data for at least 200,000 people.

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Wistron, Foxconn facilities hit by COVID-19 outbreak in India

Wistron, Foxconn facilities hit by COVID-19 outbreak in India

A pair of facilities in India operated by Apple supply chain partners Wistron and Foxconn were affected by COVID-19 in May, reports state, with a total of 13 employees confirmed to be infected.

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AirTag hacked and reprogrammed by security researcher

AirTag hacked and reprogrammed by security researcher

Apple's AirTag can be hacked and its software modified, a security researcher has discovered, with an exploration of the microcontroller revealing elements can be reprogrammed to change what specific functions do.

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iPhone used to track Florida murder victim in the Apple crime blotter

iPhone used to track Florida murder victim in the Apple crime blotter

Rudy Giuliani's continuing Apple troubles, an iPad counterfeit money sting in Canada, and a serial fake Walmart employee is accused of taking iPhones.

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Saturday, May 08, 2021

FeatureEpic Games v. Apple App Store antitrust trial - what you need to know after one week

Epic Games v. Apple App Store antitrust trial - what you need to know after one week

The Epic Games "Fortnite" versus Apple's App Store antitrust trial has officially begun, and the first week of testimony has concluded. Here's what you need to know so far, updated on May 8.

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Filming 'The Mosquito Coast' in Mexico was challenging for the cast

Filming 'The Mosquito Coast' in Mexico was challenging for the cast

A video promoting the Apple TV+ show "The Mosquito Coast" reveals the challenges of filming the third episode of the drama by traveling to real-world locations, rather than relying on sound stages.

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Hands-OnHands On: Wristcam, an Apple Watch band with dual cameras

Hands On: Wristcam, an Apple Watch band with dual cameras

For those hoping to ditch their iPhone entirely, the Wristcam is a unique product, offering dual wearable cameras worn on the wrist that connect to the Apple Watch. AppleInsider takes a first look at the new accessory and how it integrates into the rest of the Apple ecosystem.

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Apple files to strike Microsoft testimony over console profit claims

Apple files to strike Microsoft testimony over console profit claims

Apple has disputed the credibility of an Epic Games witness from Microsoft in its App Store trial, in that claims Xbox game consoles were sold at cost to subsidize game sales can't be substantiated due to Microsoft refusing to provide documentation to back it up.

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VideoEpic vs. Apple trial starts, AirTag, & smaller iPhone notches - This Week in Apple

Epic vs. Apple trial starts, AirTag, & smaller iPhone notches - This Week in Apple

In another big week for Apple, the App Store is coming under extreme scrutiny in court, while at the same time AirTag is receiving more attention now it's in user hands, and the smaller notch of the "iPhone 13" reappears.

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Detroit's First National Building to house Apple Developer Academy

Detroit's First National Building to house Apple Developer Academy

Apple's Detroit Developer Academy will be located in the First National Building, a report claims, with the project set to take up around 37,000 square feet across two floors.

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Friday, May 07, 2021

Mj Rodriguez joins Apple TV+ comedy series starring Maya Rudolph

Mj Rodriguez joins Apple TV+ comedy series starring Maya Rudolph

Michaela Jae (Mj) Rodriguez, known for her award-winning turn in Netflix's "Pose," has signed on to an as-yet-untitled Apple TV+ comedy series starring Maya Rudolph.

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Zoom seemingly granted access to private iPad camera API

Zoom seemingly granted access to private iPad camera API

Zoom appears to have been granted access to a previously unknown iPad software feature that allows camera access during Split View multitasking, one developer claims.

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Apple denied Microsoft request to bypass 30% commission for Office

Apple denied Microsoft request to bypass 30% commission for Office

The Epic Games v. Apple trial has revealed additional details about Apple's behind the scenes negotiations with companies like Microsoft, including a request to bypass App Store commissions.

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Apple tips interest in Apple Watch blood glucose monitoring

Apple tips interest in Apple Watch blood glucose monitoring

Apple is reportedly surveying Apple Watch users in Brazil, asking questions about eating habits, medications, and blood glucose level monitoring.

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128M iOS users were affected by 2015 XcodeGhost malware

128M iOS users were affected by 2015 XcodeGhost malware

A total of 128 million iOS users downloaded apps that were affected by the XcodeGhost malware in 2015, according to emails revealed during the Epic Games v. Apple trial.

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Apple hires Stella Low as vice president of worldwide corporate communications

Apple hires Stella Low as vice president of worldwide corporate communications

Apple has tapped former Cisco executive Stella Low to be its new vice president of worldwide corporate communications, the company confirmed Friday.

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Kensington Studio Dock not compatible with 2021 12.9-inch iPad Pro

Kensington Studio Dock not compatible with 2021 12.9-inch iPad Pro

The Kensington Studio Dock is not compatible with the thicker 12.9-inch iPad Pro and Kensington has told us that there is a refresh coming soon.

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