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Monday, August 02, 2021

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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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.

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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FeatureApple Arcade two years later: a value that keeps on growing

Apple Arcade two years later: a value that keeps on growing

As Apple Arcade approaches its second anniversary, AppleInsider examines how the service has grown and the potential future of this game subscription service.

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ReviewMaster & Dynamic MW08 Sport review: Premium earbuds for your hardest workouts

Master & Dynamic MW08 Sport review: Premium earbuds for your hardest workouts

The Master & Dynamic MW08 is still one of our favorite sets of true wireless earbuds, but the new MW08 Sport has topped it thanks to a few notable improvements.

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Steve Jobs and Apple Auction includes autograph, bomber jacket, Apple-1

Steve Jobs and Apple Auction includes autograph, bomber jacket, Apple-1

Another Apple-centric auction is spinning up that that boasts an Apple II manual signed by Steve Jobs and Mike Markkula, Jobs' famous leather jacket, and plenty of other Apple memorabilia.

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Blackstone-backed firm to acquire Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine

Blackstone-backed firm to acquire Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine

After reportedly being considered for purchase by Apple. Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine media company, which is behind a number of Apple TV+ originals, is selling itself to a Blackstone-backed firm.

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Google teases Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro with new Tensor AI chip

Google teases Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro with new Tensor AI chip

Google has teased its Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones ahead of a launch later in 2021, smartphones using a new custom-designed Tensor chip.

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TipsHow to use tags in Reminders iOS 15

How to use tags in Reminders iOS 15

Apple's Reminders has always been a solid, basic To Do app, but in iOS 15 it takes another step forward by introducing tags as an extra level of organization.

Two new Macs, 'Apple Watch Series 7' pop up in regulatory filings

Two new Macs, 'Apple Watch Series 7' pop up in regulatory filings

Ahead of any announcement from Apple, the Eurasian Economic Commission has added details for two new Mac models, plus the "Apple Watch Series 7."

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Best deals for August 2 - LG OLED TVs, big Netgear sale, and more!

Best deals for August 2 - LG OLED TVs, big Netgear sale, and more!

Monday's best deals include $30 off a Nighthawk router as part of a big Netgear sale, almost 50% off a Logitech Wired Gaming Mouse, iTunes movie sales, and more.

Apple ranks first in profitability in Fortune Global 500 list, sixth for revenue

Apple ranks first in profitability in Fortune Global 500 list, sixth for revenue

Apple is now the most profitable company in the world and is ranked sixth among global corporations for revenue, according to an update to the Fortune Global 500 list.

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YouTube testing cheaper ad-free 'Premium Lite' tier in Europe

YouTube testing cheaper ad-free 'Premium Lite' tier in Europe

YouTube is testing a cheaper subscription tier that offers ad-free viewing on iOS and other platforms, but doesn't include any of the other features of its YouTube Premium plan.

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TipsHow to use Siri on-device with iOS 15

How to use Siri on-device with iOS 15

Whether it's for security, speed, or just because your internet connection is poor, iOS 15 lets you use Siri completely on-device. There are obvious limitations — and ones that aren't so obvious.

Hands on with Ikea's picture frame speaker, smart kitchens, & more on HomeKit Insider

Hands on with Ikea's picture frame speaker, smart kitchens, & more on HomeKit Insider

On this week's episode of HomeKit Insider, your hosts discuss the Meross debut a new HomeKit floor lamp, Aqara products on Amazon in the EU and UK, Andrew's impressions of the Symfonisk picture frame speaker, home theater in-wall speakers, and HomeKit kitchen faucets.

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ExclusiveCoupon: Apple's MagSafe Battery Pack for iPhone 12 discounted to $89

Coupon: Apple's MagSafe Battery Pack for iPhone 12 discounted to $89

Apple's MagSafe Battery Pack for the iPhone 12 is now available for purchase and AppleInsider readers can exclusively save $10 on the new accessory, bringing the price down to $89 with coupon.

Today's top 5 Apple deals on Amazon

Today's top 5 Apple deals on Amazon

Apple's latest hardware is up to $200 off at Amazon today, with beginning-of-the-month deals going on now on AirPods Pro, the 2021 Apple TV 4K, MacBook hardware and the new M1 iPad Pro 12.9-inch.

Will Smith's 'Emancipation' filming stopped over COVID spread

Will Smith's 'Emancipation' filming stopped over COVID spread

A mere two weeks into filming Apple TV+ thriller "Emancipation," crew will take a short hiatus to limit the spread of COVID.

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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.

New AirPods with updated design slated for fall launch

New AirPods with updated design slated for fall launch

An update to the AirPods line is anticipated to launch this fall, according to a newsletter, with a refreshed model expected to arrive alongside the "iPhone 13."

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Sunday, August 01, 2021

Thunderbolt 5 details leak via deleted Twitter photo by Intel executive

Thunderbolt 5 details leak via deleted Twitter photo by Intel executive

A tweet from an Intel executive has tweeted then deleted an image that showed off some details about the in-development Thunderbolt 5, including that Intel is aiming to double the existing Thunderbolt bandwidth limits to 80Gbps.

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Apple Silicon transition may hit its two-year target with 2022 Mac Pro

Apple Silicon transition may hit its two-year target with 2022 Mac Pro

Apple's plans to complete its two-year Apple Silicon transition will still be on time, a report claims, with 2022 Mac launches expected to include an updated MacBook Air and a new Mac Pro.

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Best deals for August 1 — $149 iPad Pro Magic Keyboard, Lego Bonsai, SanDisk Portable SSD, more!

Best deals for August 1 — $149 iPad Pro Magic Keyboard, Lego Bonsai, SanDisk Portable SSD, more!

Sunday's best deals include $149 for a Magic Keyboard for the 11-inch iPad Pro and more.

Titanium Apple Watch Series 6 unavailable for pick-up from many Apple Stores

Titanium Apple Watch Series 6 unavailable for pick-up from many Apple Stores

The wide unavailability of the Apple Watch Series 6 in titanium points to Apple significantly limiting its production run, with one report proposing Apple could ditch the titanium "Edition" model entirely.

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FeatureMagSafe Battery launched, Ted Lasso relaunched, Kanye West didn't - July 2021 in review

MagSafe Battery launched, Ted Lasso relaunched, Kanye West didn't - July 2021 in review

July was anything but its usual quiet self in 2021, and if Apple released very little new hardware, it still had a record-breaking month in many, many ways.

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Zoom offers $85M settlement to end privacy lawsuit

Zoom offers $85M settlement to end privacy lawsuit

Zoom has proposed an accord to settle a lawsuit over security and privacy, offering $85 million and a promise to improve its policies to end the legal action.

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Prolific identity thief used Apple Pay to steal from Apple Stores in the Apple Crime Blotter

Prolific identity thief used Apple Pay to steal from Apple Stores in the Apple Crime Blotter

A former U.S. senator was assaulted, more AirPods seized in Cincinnati, and an iPhone was stolen from a man's hands on the New York City subway.

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Saturday, July 31, 2021

ReviewNative Union Rise Dock review: A modern throne for your MagSafe charger

Native Union Rise Dock review: A modern throne for your MagSafe charger

Native Union's handsome and functional Rise Dock provides a sturdy home for your MagSafe charging puck and acts as a great desktop stand for your iPhone 12.

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ExclusiveDeals: Save $120 to $150 on Apple's M1 MacBook Pro with 16GB RAM

Deals: Save $120 to $150 on Apple's M1 MacBook Pro with 16GB RAM

Apple's current 13-inch MacBook Pro offers fast performance in a portable chassis. And AppleInsider readers can save $120 to $150 on upgraded models with 16GB of RAM for one week only.

Apple Music, iTunes Store, App Store hit by very brief outage on July 31

Apple Music, iTunes Store, App Store hit by very brief outage on July 31

A number of Apple Music, App Store, and iTunes users encountered issues with the online services on July 31, problems Apple was aware of and rectified quickly.

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Anti-vax app ejected from App Store over user content issues

Anti-vax app ejected from App Store over user content issues

Apple has ejected a social app aimed at unvaccinated people from the App Store, in a bid to halt the spread of COVID-19 misinformation.

Best deals for July 31 — TP-Link mesh Wi-Fi, Star Wars Lego, and more!

Best deals for July 31 — TP-Link mesh Wi-Fi, Star Wars Lego, and more!

Saturday's best deals include $30 off TP-Link mesh Wi-Fi for your home, $10 off the Logitech MX Anywhere 3 compact mouse, a discount on the Lego Star Wars X-Wing Fighter, and more.

VideoApple stock dip despite record earnings & Intel Mac Pro rumors - This Week in Apple

Apple stock dip despite record earnings & Intel Mac Pro rumors - This Week in Apple

On the newest "This Week in Apple," we break down Apple's recent earnings including why Apple's stock dipped, talk about the latest Intel Mac Pro rumors, and more.

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Telegram update enables 1,000-user audiences for group video calls

Telegram update enables 1,000-user audiences for group video calls

Messaging app Telegram has updated its video calling feature, enabling groups of up to 1,000 people to take part in the same video conferencing session.

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Friday, July 30, 2021

Apple issues $6.5B bond to fund buyback, acquisitions

Apple issues $6.5B bond to fund buyback, acquisitions

Apple is taking advantage of historically low interest rates with a $6.5 billion bond sale that will go toward corporate initiatives like stock buybacks, payment of dividends and acquisitions.

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M1 MacBook owners complain about easily cracked screens

M1 MacBook owners complain about easily cracked screens

A small number of users are reporting a potentially serious issue in which the LCD screens of Apple's latest M1 MacBook Air and M1 MacBook Pro are easily cracked or damaged.

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