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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Epic Games witnesses criticize App Store anti-steering provisions

Epic Games witnesses criticize App Store anti-steering provisions

Two expert witnesses in the Epic Games v. Apple trial on Tuesday argued that Apple's App Store anti-steering provisions make it difficult for iPhone owners to know they can use some apps on other devices.

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Apple TV+ had an estimated 40M subscribers at the end of 2020

Apple TV+ had an estimated 40M subscribers at the end of 2020

Apple TV+ had an estimated 40 million subscribers at the end of 2020, according to a recent report from analysis firm Statista.

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Jamf acquires 'zero trust' cloud security startup Wandera in $400M deal

Jamf acquires 'zero trust' cloud security startup Wandera in $400M deal

Apple mobile device management provider Jamf has purchased nine-year-old cloud security startup Wandera for $400 million.

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Apple Health strategy head to depart company for primary care startup

Apple Health strategy head to depart company for primary care startup

Myoung Cha, the head of Apple Health Strategic Initiatives, is set to depart the company to work at a primary healthcare startup, according to a new report.

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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.

Latest Linux kernel introduces preliminary Apple M1 support

Latest Linux kernel introduces preliminary Apple M1 support

The latest version of the Linux kernel, Linux 5.13, introduces support for Apple's M1 system-on-chip and is now available as a release candidate.

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Early benchmarks prove M1 iPad Pros are 50% faster than previous generation

Early benchmarks prove M1 iPad Pros are 50% faster than previous generation

Apple's new M1-equipped iPad Pro models are up to 50% faster than the previous generation, according to new benchmark results.

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Original Apple retail store architect Art Gensler dies at 85

Original Apple retail store architect Art Gensler dies at 85

Art Gensler, the celebrated designer who founded the world's largest architecture firm and helped to create the Apple Store, has died at the age of 85.

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Nomad releases waterproof AirTag Rugged Keychain

Nomad releases waterproof AirTag Rugged Keychain

The AirTag Rugged Keychain from Nomad is a waterproof enclosure that can be engraved and used for pets.

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Matter launched as a new Apple-backed smart home communications standard

Matter launched as a new Apple-backed smart home communications standard

The Connectivity Standards Alliance, sponsored by Apple and other tech giants, has unveiled Matter, a rebranding of Project CHIP that has recently been ratified as a standard for smart home device connectivity.

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VideoHow to clear browsing history on Safari on iPhone or Mac

How to clear browsing history on Safari on iPhone or Mac

You can remove your entire Safari browsing history, just yesterday's, or if you know exactly where to look, even one single item, too. Here's what you can do, where you can do it, and how.

Apple highlights App Store protections, says it blocked $1.5B in fraud in 2020

Apple highlights App Store protections, says it blocked $1.5B in fraud in 2020

In a new feature, Apple is highlighting some of the ways that it says protects developers and users, and claims that it stopped more than $1.5 billion in fraudulent App Store transactions in 2020.

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Brydge reveals Air Max+ keyboard & trackpad case for the iPad Air

Brydge reveals Air Max+ keyboard & trackpad case for the iPad Air

The latest Brydge keyboard for the iPad Air is available for pre-order, and features a native multi-touch trackpad, backlit keyboard, and magnetic attachment.

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ExclusiveDeals: $110 to $200 off every M1 MacBook Pro w/ 16GB RAM, plus $60 off AppleCare

Deals: $110 to $200 off every M1 MacBook Pro w/ 16GB RAM, plus $60 off AppleCare

The best MacBook Pro deals are at AppleInsider this week, with 13-inch models equipped with Apple's M1 chip and 16GB of RAM $110 to $200 off on top of a $60 markdown on AppleCare.

Apple clarifies iCloud issue for Apple One subscribers with two Apple IDs

Apple clarifies iCloud issue for Apple One subscribers with two Apple IDs

Users with a single Apple ID had no confusion when switching to an Apple One bundle subscription, but people with two now have answers about iCloud storage.

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Applications now open for Detroit Apple Developer Academy

Applications now open for Detroit Apple Developer Academy

Michigan State University has started taking applications to attend the Apple Developer Academy, a code education program it is partnering with Apple on in Detroit.

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Amazon's Wondery joins Apple Podcast Subscriptions

Amazon's Wondery joins Apple Podcast Subscriptions

Apple has secured content for Apple Podcast Subscriptions from Wondery, in a deal with the Amazon-owned podcast studio that will have some of its Wondery+ subscription content available through Apple's platform.

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TipsHow to select Apple TV screensavers and find out where they were filmed

How to select Apple TV screensavers and find out where they were filmed

They are the unexpected extra appeal of an Apple TV 4K, but those beautiful screensavers do make you want to pick your favorite and find out where they were filmed. Here's how to do both.

Naim launches AirPlay 2-enabled Uniti Atom Headphone Edition streaming device

Naim launches AirPlay 2-enabled Uniti Atom Headphone Edition streaming device

British audio purveyor Naim has debuted its new Uniti Atom streaming system designed for use with headphones for the best overall sound — and it supports AirPlay 2.

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Facebook urged to abandon pre-teen Instagram plan by 44 states

Facebook urged to abandon pre-teen Instagram plan by 44 states

Attorneys general from 44 states have asked Facebook to reconsider its plan to create a version of Instagram for children under the age of 13, claiming it could be an issue to the mental health of its young users.

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Apple TV+ releases debut trailer for 'Lisey's Story,' coming June 4

Apple TV+ releases debut trailer for 'Lisey's Story,' coming June 4

Apple has shared the first official trailer for upcoming Apple TV+ series "Lisey's Story," which based on the 2006 Stephen King novel of the same name and slated for release in June.

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Adobe Audition now runs natively on Apple Silicon

Adobe Audition now runs natively on Apple Silicon

Adobe's latest round of updates to its audio and video tools brings a much-demanded feature to Mac users: Adobe Audition now runs natively on Apple M1 Macs.

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Visa now supports Apple Pay in Japan

Visa now supports Apple Pay in Japan

Users in Japan are now able to use Apple Pay at any retail store that supports "Visa touch."

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Apple Car may help find your lost iPhone under the seat

Apple Car may help find your lost iPhone under the seat

The Apple Car could help drivers and passengers work out where they dropped their iPhone within the vehicle using the car's vibrations, with the same system potentially allowing an iPhone to be used as an in-vehicle remote control.

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'Apple Car' may use AR for windshield heads-up display

'Apple Car' may use AR for windshield heads-up display

The windshield of "Apple Car" may present the driver with an augmented reality view for lane control, hazard avoidance, and otherwise obscured details of the environment.

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Foxconn India iPhone 12 output cut in half from ongoing COVID-19 outbreak

Foxconn India iPhone 12 output cut in half from ongoing COVID-19 outbreak

India's latest COVID-19 outbreak is causing production issues for Apple assembly partner Foxconn, with worker infections causing iPhone 12 production to fall to less than half the usual level.

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Apple joins new coalition lobbying for US chip manufacturing subsidies

Apple joins new coalition lobbying for US chip manufacturing subsidies

Technology giants including Apple, Intel, and Microsoft have formed a new coalition, aimed at getting U.S. processor manufacturing subsidies as the worldwide shortage continues.

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Apple moving 'Documents & Data' to iCloud Drive in 2022

Apple moving 'Documents & Data' to iCloud Drive in 2022

The previously separate iCloud "Documents & Data" service will automatically be merged into Apple's iCloud Drive in May 2022 — but users will have to take steps to continue seeing their documents.

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Monday, May 10, 2021

UK class action over App Store commission could cost Apple $2B

UK class action over App Store commission could cost Apple $2B

A class action lawsuit filed with London's Competition Appeal Tribunal takes issue with Apple's customary App Store commission rates, arguing the developer fee is passed on to consumers.

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Jamie Bell joins cast of Apple TV+ exclusive 'Shining Girls'

Jamie Bell joins cast of Apple TV+ exclusive 'Shining Girls'

Actor Jamie Bell, a BAFTA Award-winner known for his work on "Rocketman" and "Billy Elliot," has joined the cast of upcoming Apple TV+ original series "Shining Girls," according to a report Monday.

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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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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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