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Wednesday, December 01, 2021

FeatureThese great privacy & security apps can help keep your Mac safe

These great privacy & security apps can help keep your Mac safe

Your Mac is already pretty secure with baked-in protections, but there are a handful of privacy and security apps that you should consider adding to your digital defense toolbox.

Apple lands Alfonso Cuaron series 'Disclaimer,' starring Cate Blanchett & Kevin Kline

Apple lands Alfonso Cuaron series 'Disclaimer,' starring Cate Blanchett & Kevin Kline

Apple TV+ has ordered "Disclaimer," a new thriller series from Academy Award winner Alfonso Cuaron that's set to star Cate Blanchett and Kevin Kline.

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Apple issues fourth developer beta of macOS Monterey 12.1

Apple issues fourth developer beta of macOS Monterey 12.1

Apple has moved on to its fourth round of testing for macOS Monterey 12.1, with developer beta testers able to try out the next build of the operating system.

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TipsDon't get Spotify FOMO - here's how to get your Apple Music Replay playlist

Don't get Spotify FOMO - here's how to get your Apple Music Replay playlist

Apple Music users may feel left out seeing all of the Spotify Wrapped stats being shared around social media, but Apple has a similar service called "Replay." Here's how to get yours.

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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.

Luna Display update adds 5K resolution option and PC to Mac mode

Luna Display update adds 5K resolution option and PC to Mac mode

An update to the dual-screen app Luna Display adds support for 4K and 5K displays, plus allows PC users to treat a Mac as a second display.

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Last call: Save up to 70% on Adobe Creative Cloud

Last call: Save up to 70% on Adobe Creative Cloud

Holiday deal hunters can save up to 70% on Adobe's Creative Cloud All Apps plan during the company's Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale that runs through Dec. 3.

TipsHow to let sites use pop-up windows in Safari in macOS Monterey

How to let sites use pop-up windows in Safari in macOS Monterey

Not all pop-up windows are evil spam, some of them remain genuinely useful. Here's how to get Safari on macOS Monterey to show you the ones you actually want, while still shielding you from all of the rest.

Apple's November 2021 in review: Right to repair, hardware shortages, and South Korea

Apple's November 2021 in review: Right to repair, hardware shortages, and South Korea

Apple surprised us in November 2021 with a Self Repair service, and surprised South Korea with its "nonsensical" legal stance, but at least you can now get a cleaning cloth.

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Best deals Dec. 1: $150 AirPods 3, refurb iMac sale, discounted Logitech gaming gear and more!

Best deals Dec. 1: $150 AirPods 3, refurb iMac sale, discounted Logitech gaming gear and more!

Wednesday's best deals include $80 off a 28-inch 4K Monoprice monitor, a sale on refurbished iMacs, discounted Logitech gaming gear, and $150 AirPods 3.

Get 12 highly rated Mac apps for $18 in the Limited Edition bundle

Get 12 highly rated Mac apps for $18 in the Limited Edition bundle

For a short time only, a dozen selected Mac apps including PDF Reader, RealVPN, and TextSniper, are available in the annual Limited Edition bundle for $29.99 — and AppleInsider readers get an additional 40% off for Black Friday.

Get 12 key Mac apps for $75 in Unclutter's Black Friday app bundle

Get 12 key Mac apps for $75 in Unclutter's Black Friday app bundle

A dozen Mac apps — including Default Folder X and Aeon Timeline 3 — are in a new Black Friday bundle from Unclutter, offering up to 78% off their total price.

Apple celebrates Ghana's 'Model of Hope' response to AIDS, coronavirus

Apple celebrates Ghana's 'Model of Hope' response to AIDS, coronavirus

Ghana's AIDS relief efforts were badly affected by the coronavirus pandemic, but Apple describes how the region's "Model of Hope" project has continued.

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Apple marks World AIDS Day, says customers have raised nearly $270 million

Apple marks World AIDS Day, says customers have raised nearly $270 million

In the 15 years since Apple first supported the fight to end AIDS, the company says its customers have raised almost $270 million through buying PRODUCT(RED) devices.

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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

ExclusiveApple's 14-inch MacBook Pro is discounted to $1,799, plus $60 off AppleCare with exclusive deals

Apple's 14-inch MacBook Pro is discounted to $1,799, plus $60 off AppleCare with exclusive deals

Black Friday pricing continues on Apple's new 14-inch MacBook Pro, with the best deals available exclusively for AppleInsider readers. Save $100 to $200 instantly on 100 configurations, along with $60 off AppleCare.

Tesla selling $50 Cyberwhistle, Musk mocks $19 Apple polishing cloth

Tesla selling $50 Cyberwhistle, Musk mocks $19 Apple polishing cloth

Tesla is now selling a $50 whistle inspired by the Cybertruck, while at the same time, taking jabs at Apple for its sold-out polishing cloth.

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Twitch adds SharePlay integration for iPad and iPhone users

Twitch adds SharePlay integration for iPad and iPhone users

Following a Twitch update, you can now watch game streams and videos on demand with your friends over FaceTime calls.

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Apple Music announces its most-streamed songs of 2021

Apple Music announces its most-streamed songs of 2021

Apple has released a new playlist featuring the Apple Music top streamed songs of 2021, with artists like BTS, Justin Bieber, and The Weeknd earning some of the top spots.

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VideoiPhone 13 Pro case roundup: Protect your shiny new device

iPhone 13 Pro case roundup: Protect your shiny new device

While supply chain issues have made buying cases for the iPhone 13 Pro more difficult, here are some of our favorite cases that are available now to help protect your new device.

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Discord working on M1 native app, available for download as a test build

Discord working on M1 native app, available for download as a test build

Discord, the well-known gamer-centric messaging, voice chat, and streaming platform, has begun work on an Apple Silicon native version of its macOS app.

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FBI document showcases how secure messaging apps stack up

FBI document showcases how secure messaging apps stack up

A new FBI document detailing its legal access to secure messaging apps indicates that the agency has a "limited" ability to access the content of messages sent via Apple's iMessage.

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TipsHow to answer calls to your iPhone on macOS Monterey and iPadOS 15

How to answer calls to your iPhone on macOS Monterey and iPadOS 15

Thanks to Apple's Continuity, users can easily make and receive cellular phone calls on Mac, iPad, and iPod touch. Here's how to do it.

Clear AirPods prototype show internal workings of Apple's wireless earbuds

Clear AirPods prototype show internal workings of Apple's wireless earbuds

Photographs of translucent AirPods have surfaced, which appear to be a prototype of early versions of the popular earbuds.

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Black Friday Apple deals are still available: $300 off 2021 MacBook Pro, AirPods up to $120 off, Apple Watch sale, more

Black Friday Apple deals are still available: $300 off 2021 MacBook Pro, AirPods up to $120 off, Apple Watch sale, more

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Apple deals were plentiful, with many of the bargains still in effect. We've rounded up the steepest discounts left over on top configurations and devices, from up to $300 off 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros to up to $120 off AirPods.

Union's 30th anniversary celebrated with new Union Beats Studio Buds

Union's 30th anniversary celebrated with new Union Beats Studio Buds

Beats by Dre is releasing a special edition of its Beats Studio Buds earphones, collaborating with Union to commemorate the clothing store's 30th anniversary.

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TipsHow to securely show your COVID-19 certificate on your iPhone

How to securely show your COVID-19 certificate on your iPhone

If you have to physically hand over your iPhone to present a COVID-19 vaccination certificate, here's how to do so quickly in the most secure way possible.

Apple to overtake Samsung in Q4 2021, 5G iPhone SE coming in 2022

Apple to overtake Samsung in Q4 2021, 5G iPhone SE coming in 2022

Apple has regained its spot as the second-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world in the third quarter of 2021, and the iPhone 13 models will likely drive it to first in Q4.

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Google really is evil, claims ex-employee lawsuit

Google really is evil, claims ex-employee lawsuit

Claiming that their treatment goes against the famous "don't be evil" clause in Google's employee code of conduct, three former employees are suing the company.

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Best deals Nov. 30: $200 off Canon EOS R, $150 off QNAP NAS, more!

Best deals Nov. 30: $200 off Canon EOS R, $150 off QNAP NAS, more!

A day after the Cyber Monday fray, there are still good deals to be had. Tuesday's best deals include $200 off the Canon EOS R Mirrorless Camera, Samsung's T7 Touch 1TB drive for $150, and a discount on refurbished Amazon Fire HD 8 tablets.

ReviewNative Union Curve Strap review: A lightweight silicone band for Apple Watch

Native Union Curve Strap review: A lightweight silicone band for Apple Watch

The Native Union Curve Strap for Apple Watch is an absurdly comfortable silicone strap that is both durable and lightweight.

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'Rocket League Sideswipe' brings car soccer game to iOS

'Rocket League Sideswipe' brings car soccer game to iOS

The high-octane sports game "Rocket League Sideswipe" has shot onto iOS, with the car soccer title arriving on the small screen worldwide after existing on consoles and PC for years.

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Apple names its picks for the Best Podcasts of 2021

Apple names its picks for the Best Podcasts of 2021

Apple has chosen Maya Shankar's "A Slight Change of Plans" as the best podcast show of 2021, alongside other recommended series and individual episodes of the year.

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TipsHow to use the emoji keyboard on iOS 15 and iPadOS 15

How to use the emoji keyboard on iOS 15 and iPadOS 15

Learn how to enable the built-in emoji keyboard on your iPad and iPhone and how to quickly add emojis to messages, emails, and more.

Apple iPad sales up in Western Europe as all other tablets decline

Apple iPad sales up in Western Europe as all other tablets decline

New research claims that Apple's iPad sales rose 33% in Western Europe in Q3 2021, even as the market declined 20% year over year.

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16-inch MacBook Pro users reporting MagSafe issues, clamshell mode problems

16-inch MacBook Pro users reporting MagSafe issues, clamshell mode problems

For some users, the new 16-inch MacBook Pro does not always charge when completely shut down, and others are dealing with external monitors not waking correctly in clamshell mode.

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TipsHow to send balloons, hearts, and other flair in iMessage

How to send balloons, hearts, and other flair in iMessage

Give your text and emoji-based messages a bit of life, by sending special effects to others in the iMessage conversation.

Apple unveils third annual Apple Music award winners

Apple unveils third annual Apple Music award winners

"The Weeknd" has been named global Artist of the Year at the third Apple Music Awards, which also introduced a new category of Regional Artist of the Year.

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Apple TV+ movie 'CODA' wins two Gotham Awards

Apple TV+ movie 'CODA' wins two Gotham Awards

"CODA" stars Emilia Jones and Troy Kotsur have won Gotham Awards for their performances in the Apple TV+ movie.

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Monday, November 29, 2021

Cyber Monday Apple deals are selling out at Amazon, grab these discounts while supplies last

Cyber Monday Apple deals are selling out at Amazon, grab these discounts while supplies last

With inventory shortages affecting numerous Apple products, these Amazon Apple deals offer Cyber Monday savings on units that are still available for purchase.