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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 Magic Keyboard, Lego Bonsai, SanDisk Portable SSD, and more!

Best deals for August 1 — $149 Magic Keyboard, Lego Bonsai, SanDisk Portable SSD, and 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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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.

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 outages [u]

Apple Music, iTunes Store, App Store hit by outages [u]

A number of Apple Music, App Store, and iTunes users encountered issues with the online services, 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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TipsHow to use Quick Notes in iPadOS 15

How to use Quick Notes in iPadOS 15

It's not yet the most stable part of the iPadOS 15 beta, but Quick Notes on the iPad is already excellent — and it's going to be great.

Steve Wozniak-backed 'Unicorn Hunters' seeks TV distributor

Steve Wozniak-backed 'Unicorn Hunters' seeks TV distributor

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is part of a new show called "Unicorn Hunters," and it hopes to become picked up for domestic distribution.

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Apple ships 12.9M iPads in Q2, maintains dominant lead in tablet market

Apple ships 12.9M iPads in Q2, maintains dominant lead in tablet market

Apple is maintaining its dominance in the tablet market, shipping more iPad models in the June quarter than both Amazon and Samsung tablets combined, according to new research.

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Tesla's Elon Musk backs Epic, calls App Store fees a 'de facto global tax'

Tesla's Elon Musk backs Epic, calls App Store fees a 'de facto global tax'

Elon Musk has come out on the side of Epic Games, and declared in a pair of tweets that Apple's App Store is effectively taxing the internet.

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Elon Musk asking to be Apple CEO allegedly led to profanity-laced tirade from Tim Cook

Elon Musk asking to be Apple CEO allegedly led to profanity-laced tirade from Tim Cook

An anecdote found in a new book sheds some new light on the potential Apple acquisition of Tesla — a negotiation that allegedly ended with expletives from Tim Cook.

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Apple testing new Apple Maps for Italy, Vatican City, and San Marino in iOS 15 betas

Apple testing new Apple Maps for Italy, Vatican City, and San Marino in iOS 15 betas

Apple has begun testing the new Apple Maps on the Italian Peninsula as part of the iOS 15 developer and public betas.

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Best deals for July 30 - Back to School Brydge sale, MagSafe iPhone Charger, and more!

Best deals for July 30 - Back to School Brydge sale, MagSafe iPhone Charger, and more!

Friday's best deals include $100 off an ASUS Gaming Laptop, $212 off a Roborock S6 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner, additional iTunes movie sales, and more.

Amazon slammed with $887 million fine by EU privacy regulators

Amazon slammed with $887 million fine by EU privacy regulators

Luxembourg's privacy regulator has found Amazon in violation of laws related to privacy and advertising, issued a record $887 million fine.

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Feature'M1X' iMac delayed, iOS 15 Safari design struggles, and Apple's Q3 earnings on the AppleInsider podcast

'M1X' iMac delayed, iOS 15 Safari design struggles, and Apple's Q3 earnings on the AppleInsider podcast

On the AppleInsider podcast this week, your hosts discuss leaks surrounding the "M1X" iMac and a 2022 release, Apple's struggles to finalize Safari's design in iOS 15, incredible Q3 earnings, and more!

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Siri accused of anti-China bias after inaccurate Olympic medal tally

Siri accused of anti-China bias after inaccurate Olympic medal tally

To the vocal annoyance of iPhone users in China, Siri was reportedly unable to read aloud the number of gold medals won by the country.

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'Watch the Sound' host Mark Ronson tells Zane Lowe the origins of the series

'Watch the Sound' host Mark Ronson tells Zane Lowe the origins of the series

As "Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson" debuts on Apple TV+, the titular host talks with Zane Lowe about how the show started, what its aims are — and whether there'll be more.

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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 month-end deals going on now on AirPods Pro, the 2021 Apple TV 4K, MacBook hardware and the new M1 iPad Pro 12.9-inch.

How to create social-worthy video using Wondershare Filmora X

How to create social-worthy video using Wondershare Filmora X

Do you want to make videos you share on social media better to watch? Here's how you can use Wondershare Filmora X's features to improve clips you want to share with your friends and the rest of the world.

Apple TV+ review: 'Ted Lasso' stays charming in season 2

Apple TV+ review: 'Ted Lasso' stays charming in season 2

The new season of Apple's signature series keeps up its positive ethos — and is also much funnier.

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TSMC iPhone, Mac production lines hit by gas contamination

TSMC iPhone, Mac production lines hit by gas contamination

Gases used in TSMC's production of processors for the Mac, and the iPhone, have reportedly been contaminated.

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Thursday, July 29, 2021

Apple reportedly asking employees for COVID-19 vaccination status

Apple reportedly asking employees for COVID-19 vaccination status

Following comments from Apple CEO Tim Cook regarding potential mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for employees, the company is now said to be asking staffers to disclose their vaccination status at certain locations.

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Latest Apple Pay promo nabs Sonic, ParkWhiz and HotelTonight specials

Latest Apple Pay promo nabs Sonic, ParkWhiz and HotelTonight specials

With summer in full swing, Apple on Thursday issued its latest Apple Pay promotion featuring freebies and discounts from Sonic Drive-In, ParkWhiz and HotelTonight.

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App Store, iTunes Store unavailable to some as outage hits Apple services [u]

App Store, iTunes Store unavailable to some as outage hits Apple services [u]

Apple is experiencing an outage of two major digital services, with the company offering no explanation or timeline on an expected fix.

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Beatles producer says Spatial Audio album doesn't sound right, plans new mix

Beatles producer says Spatial Audio album doesn't sound right, plans new mix

Legendary Beatles producer Giles Martin in an interview this week discussed the advent of Dolby Atmos, the technology on which Apple's Spatial Audio format is built, revealing that he intends to create a new mix of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" because the current version "doesn't sound quite right."

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Apple says hardware leaks harm consumers

Apple says hardware leaks harm consumers

Apple firmed up its stance on hardware leaks in a cease and desist letter addressed to a Chinese citizen in June, saying the publicization of unreleased products hurts consumers.

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'Hamilton' star Phillipa Soo joins cast of Apple TV+ thriller 'Shining Girls'

'Hamilton' star Phillipa Soo joins cast of Apple TV+ thriller 'Shining Girls'

Emmy Award nominee Phillipa Soo, best known for her work in "Hamilton," will join the cast of Apple TV+ original series "Shining Girls," according to a report on Thursday.

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Apple job listing hints at work on Class II medical device

Apple job listing hints at work on Class II medical device

Apple is looking to hire a regulatory project manager that will help the company develop a Class II medical device or feature likely related to the Apple Watch or iPhone.

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