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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

'iPhone 13' mockups show camera module alignment change, slight size changes

'iPhone 13' mockups show camera module alignment change, slight size changes

Dummy models of the "iPhone 13" range including an "iPhone 13 mini," show changes in camera module position, and a slight increase in the size of the "iPhone 13 Pro Max."

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Apple explains why getting iPhone apps outside the App Store is a bad idea

Apple explains why getting iPhone apps outside the App Store is a bad idea

Apple has released a new research report detailing the reasons why it prohibits the sideloading of apps on iOS, including some of the dangers of the distribution method.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Apple Pay promo nets discounts on summer clothing, Spin scooter rentals

Apple Pay promo nets discounts on summer clothing, Spin scooter rentals

Apple's latest Apple Pay promotion includes discounts on popular beach brands Roxy and Reef, eyewear and athletic apparel, and a special offer for Spin scooter rentals.

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Apple's Tim Cook called Nancy Pelosi, others to warn of antitrust legislation pitfalls

Apple's Tim Cook called Nancy Pelosi, others to warn of antitrust legislation pitfalls

Apple CEO Tim Cook recently called U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other lawmakers in an outreach effort to sway opinion against the ratification of a set of sweeping antitrust bills that aim to rein in Big Tech, a new report claims.

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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 partners with Virginia Union University to launch 'smart campus' initiative

Apple partners with Virginia Union University to launch 'smart campus' initiative

Virginia Union University, a historically Black college/university, on Tuesday announced an initiative that will put Apple products in the hands of incoming freshmen and offer the tech giant's coding curriculum to all students.

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Apple TV+ shares behind-the-scenes look at dark comedy 'Physical'

Apple TV+ shares behind-the-scenes look at dark comedy 'Physical'

Apple TV+ on Tuesday shared a new video giving a behind-the-scenes look at its 1980s dark comedy show "Physical," which stars Rose Byrne.

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Glenn Close to join Apple TV+ series "Tehran" for second season

Glenn Close to join Apple TV+ series

Oscar-nominated actor Glenn Close has signed on for a lead role in the second season of Apple TV+ international spy thriller "Tehran."

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Microsoft becomes second U.S. firm to pass $2 trillion market cap

Microsoft becomes second U.S. firm to pass $2 trillion market cap

Microsoft reached a $2 trillion market capitalization in trading Tuesday, joining a small group of global companies that have crossed that threshold — including Apple.

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Amazon UK allegedly destroys millions of unsold items a year, including Apple products

Amazon UK allegedly destroys millions of unsold items a year, including Apple products

A new report has revealed that Amazon destroys millions of unsold stock items each year in the UK, including unused and unopened Apple products like AirPods, iPads, and MacBooks.

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Apple updates Dark Sky app with minor updates, bug fixes

Apple updates Dark Sky app with minor updates, bug fixes

Apple has updated the Dark Sky app for the first time in months with under-the-hood changes and other minor features.

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Peloton developing heart rate armband

Peloton developing heart rate armband

Peloton is planning a push into health wearables with a digital heart-rate armband, according to code buried in the company's iOS app.

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Prime Day deals end tonight: save $100-$170 on Sony WH-1000XM4, Bose 700 headphones

Prime Day deals end tonight: save $100-$170 on Sony WH-1000XM4, Bose 700 headphones

There's still time left to take advantage of the year's lowest prices on popular over-ear phones from Sony and Bose. Save up to $170 with these Prime Day discounts.

iPhone hacking tool GrayKey techniques outlined in leaked instructions

iPhone hacking tool GrayKey techniques outlined in leaked instructions

Leaked instructions for GrayShift's GrayKey iPhone unlocking device have surfaced, giving an idea of what the device intended for law enforcement officials can do, and how it works.

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TipsHow to share Apple Books with family members

How to share Apple Books with family members

You can't donate an Apple Books purchase to a thrift store as you might a paperback, but that doesn't mean only one person can read it. Here's how to share your books with family.

Today at Apple Creative Studios is a 12-week creative program for youths

Today at Apple Creative Studios is a 12-week creative program for youths

The new Apple Creative Studios is a program to encourage young creators to work with artists and mentors to hone their skills, including providing access and tuition for Apple's range of products and creative tools.

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Apple shows off Tower Theatre store in LA ahead of June 24 opening

Apple shows off Tower Theatre store in LA ahead of June 24 opening

Ahead of a grand opening on Thursday, Apple detailed its Apple Tower Theatre retail location in downtown Los Angeles and announced a new Today at Apple creative initiative.

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Patreon doesn't pay Apple's 30% App Store commission, and its CEO isn't sure why not

Patreon doesn't pay Apple's 30% App Store commission, and its CEO isn't sure why not

Patreon's CEO Jack Conte has confirmed that the platform doesn't pay the Apple's commission on App Store purchases — and it doesn't have a special deal with the iPhone maker.

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Prime Day deals: $599 M1 Mac mini still in stock at Amazon

Prime Day deals: $599 M1 Mac mini still in stock at Amazon

One of Amazon's top Prime Day deals on M1 hardware is still going strong as the 48-hour shopping event winds down. Save $100 to $120 on the latest Mac mini, with prices as low as $599.

House antitrust legislation has more bark than bite, analyst says

House antitrust legislation has more bark than bite, analyst says

Despite a slate of sweeping antitrust bills in the U.S., investment bank Wedbush believes there's no major threat to the structure of most large technology companies like Apple.

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New Jamf app unlocks Macs via Face ID on iPhone

New Jamf app unlocks Macs via Face ID on iPhone

Enterprise customers using Jamf to manage Macs now have a Jamf Unlock app for iPhone, which allows user authentication using Face ID.

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Canada law may force streaming services like Apple TV+ to promote local content

Canada law may force streaming services like Apple TV+ to promote local content

The Canadian government is working on approving a bill that would require all streaming services that service the country including Apple TV+ and Apple Music, to finance, distribute, and promote Canadian-made content.

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VideoQuick Note may be the best new feature in iPadOS 15

Quick Note may be the best new feature in iPadOS 15

After spending two weeks on iPadOS 15, one feature has profoundly changed the way we use our iPad — QuickNote. Here's how it works and why we're so excited about it.

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Apple researching cameras that can capture direction of light for better AR, VR

Apple researching cameras that can capture direction of light for better AR, VR

Future iPhone cameras that capture the direction light is traveling may provide greater 3D detail that will improve Apple AR walk-through experiences.

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Adobe refreshes Premiere in new public beta, simplifies importing and exporting

Adobe refreshes Premiere in new public beta, simplifies importing and exporting

Adobe has announced its plans to offer an easier-to-use, more streamlined user experience in its popular video editor, Premiere Pro, with new changes first available to those in the public beta.

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ExclusiveInterview: 'Fathom' director Drew Xanthopoulos on how he brought his nature documentary to Apple TV+

Interview: 'Fathom' director Drew Xanthopoulos on how he brought his nature documentary to Apple TV+

"Fathom", a feature film about whales and the scientists studying their language, lands on Apple TV+ on June 25 — and we spoke to director Drew Xanthopolous about the film, his experience making it, and what it was like to work on a movie with Apple.

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Apple's UWB tech could make pointing the remote control matter again

Apple's UWB tech could make pointing the remote control matter again

An iPhone or another remote control may one day take advantage of Ultra Wideband to provide users with information about nearby devices or change what controls are available, simply by pointing it at different things.

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EU takes on Google's ad business with antitrust probe

EU takes on Google's ad business with antitrust probe

The European Commission is starting an investigation into Google to determine if the search giant violated antitrust rules by favoring its own advertising business in online ad auctions it manages.

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TSMC will prioritize Apple 'iPhone 13,' car builder chip orders

TSMC will prioritize Apple 'iPhone 13,' car builder chip orders

In a challenging chip manufacturing environment, Apple partner TSMC is reportedly de-prioritizing orders destined for PCs and servers orders, and is instead focusing on car manufacturers, and Apple's needs.

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One in four cellphones sold in 2020 were bought online

One in four cellphones sold in 2020 were bought online

New research says that the coronavirus prompted online orders of smartphones to increase to 26% of phone sales worldwide.

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Monday, June 21, 2021

Apple-backed think tanks urge lawmakers not to vote for antitrust bills

Apple-backed think tanks urge lawmakers not to vote for antitrust bills

A group of nonprofit organizations, including some connected to Apple, have sent a letter to the House Judiciary Committee urging them to reject a slate of recently released antitrust bills.

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Best Prime Day 2021 deals on Apple AirPods

Best Prime Day 2021 deals on Apple AirPods

Prime Day 2021 deals are heating up and Apple AirPods are at some of the season's best prices on Amazon.

Many iCloud users still reporting Calendar spam issues

Many iCloud users still reporting Calendar spam issues

Calendar spam is continuing to be an annoyance for many iCloud users, despite Apple's past attempts to mitigate the problem.

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Nearly 75% of Apple users don't want an 'iPhone 13,' more than half not excited about iOS 15

Nearly 75% of Apple users don't want an 'iPhone 13,' more than half not excited about iOS 15

Many iPhone users want the "iPhone 13" to be named something else, although only a small percentage view the name superstitiously, according to a new survey.

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Apple offers free month of Paramount+ through Apple TV app

Apple offers free month of Paramount+ through Apple TV app

Apple on Monday announced a promotion that nets users a free month of Paramount+ service for free when redeemed through the Apple TV app.

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New Apple AR experience shows off ease of Apple Pay Express Transit

New Apple AR experience shows off ease of Apple Pay Express Transit

Those who own an iPhone can now try out Apple Pay Express Transit through an all-new augmented reality experience.

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Google is risk averse & has paralyzing bureaucracy, executives say

Google is risk averse & has paralyzing bureaucracy, executives say

Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai is facing internal criticism from company executives who believe the Mountain View giant is seeing "cracks" in its success, according to a new report.

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Apple TV+'s 'The Oprah Conversation,' '1971' win at Critics Choice Real TV Awards

Apple TV+'s 'The Oprah Conversation,' '1971' win at Critics Choice Real TV Awards

The Apple TV+ streaming service has secured more awards for its content, with both "The Oprah Conversation" and "1971" winning at the Critics Choice Real TV Awards.

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TipsHow to create your own podcast stations in the Podcasts app

How to create your own podcast stations in the Podcasts app

Want to listen to all of your downloaded podcast episodes on your iPhone in one go, without needing to switch between them? Here's how to create a station in Podcasts that will play all of the new episodes of shows you select.