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Saturday, September 19, 2020

President Trump gives approval 'in concept' for Oracle-TikTok deal

President Trump gives approval 'in concept' for Oracle-TikTok deal

A deal between Bytedance and Oracle to keep TikTok alike in the United States has been given the approval of US President Donald Trump, Just over a day before access to the app would have been curtailed in the United States.

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TipsHow to get the most out of Apple Music's updates in iOS 14

How to get the most out of Apple Music's updates in iOS 14

The release of iOS 14 brings with it an updated Apple Music app, which has been given an overhaul. Here's how to use all of the new features included in the app for all those who updated their iPhone and iPad.

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Epic refutes Apple's claim 'Fortnite' lawsuit was marketing exercise

Epic refutes Apple's claim 'Fortnite' lawsuit was marketing exercise

Epic Games has responded to Apple's latest filing in the ongoing "Fortnite" lawsuit, denying a claim that the lawsuit was instigated as a marketing campaign for the iOS version of the game.

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TipsHow to use the Handwashing feature on the Apple Watch

How to use the Handwashing feature on the Apple Watch

The addition of the Handwashing Timer to watchOS 7 is meant to encourage Apple Watch users to properly wash their hands for at least 20 seconds. Here's how to get the feature working, to remind you to keep your hands clean.

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ExclusiveDeals: up to $200 off every 2020 13" MacBook Pro, plus $60 off AppleCare, 5% back

Deals: up to $200 off every 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 systems bundled with AC and the Edge financing promotion.

Flash deals: open box iPads and MacBooks drop to as low as $289

Flash deals: open box iPads and MacBooks drop to as low as $289

Amazon-owned Woot has launched another flash sale on Apple products and today's savings include everything from 2020 iPad Pros to powerful 16-inch MacBook Pros.

TipsHow to use Scribble on iPadOS 14 on your iPad

How to use Scribble on iPadOS 14 on your iPad

Apple added Scribble to iPadOS 14, a feature that uses handwriting recognition and gestures to enable the Apple Pencil to enter and edit text in apps. Here's how to get the most out of the feature.

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Procreate 5X gains Pencil Features, AR facemasks on Monday

Procreate 5X gains Pencil Features, AR facemasks on Monday

An update to Procreate arriving on Monday promises a "huge leap forward" for the creative tool, including new general filters and versions specifically for the Apple Pencil, and AR-based face painting.

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Friday, September 18, 2020

YouTube restricts iOS 14 picture-in-picture feature to Premium subscribers, 4K not available on tvOS 14

YouTube restricts iOS 14 picture-in-picture feature to Premium subscribers, 4K not available on tvOS 14

Google's YouTube unit appears to be restricting picture-in-picture video viewing on Apple's iOS 14 to subscribers of its Premium subscription service, while promised 4K resolution in tvOS 14 is a no-show.

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Apple has bled more than $500B in market value in September

Apple has bled more than $500B in market value in September

Amid a broad tech industry selloff, Apple stock has lost more than $500 billion in market value since an intraday high of $137.98 on Sept. 2.

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Tim Cook, Draymond Green face off in Apple Watch challenge

Tim Cook, Draymond Green face off in Apple Watch challenge

Apple CEO Tim Cook is currently engaged in an Apple Watch Activity Challenge with Golden State Warrior forward Draymond Green.

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Lawsuit claims Apple appropriated idea for diverse emoji characters

Lawsuit claims Apple appropriated idea for diverse emoji characters

Apple has been hit with a lawsuit claiming that its ethnically diverse emoji characters willfully infringe on existing copyrights.

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'Antebellum,' Clint Eastwood flicks, and 30 discounted movie bundles - the Best iTunes video deals

'Antebellum,' Clint Eastwood flicks, and 30 discounted movie bundles - the Best iTunes video deals

Apple holds sales on iTunes content every week, and this week Apple has great deals on films with award-winning directors like "The Shining," has over 30 discounted movie bundles on deep sale, and the latest iTunes World Premiere "Antebellum."

TipsHow to use picture-in-picture on the iPhone in iOS 14

How to use picture-in-picture on the iPhone in iOS 14

AppleInsider shows you how to play your favorite movies on your iPhone while browsing the web or using apps with iOS 14's new picture-in-picture mode.

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VideoEverything new in iOS 14.2 beta 1 — updates to Control Center, Watch icon & more

Everything new in iOS 14.2 beta 1 — updates to Control Center, Watch icon & more

Apple seeded iOS 14.2 beta 1 — the first iOS 14 point release — to registered developers on Thursday. Here's everything that's new.

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New Amazon deals: $899 MacBook Air (2020), record low price on Apple AirPods Pro

New Amazon deals: $899 MacBook Air (2020), record low price on Apple AirPods Pro

Shoppers looking for a budget-friendly Mac can save $100 on Apple's latest MacBook Air, with the standard 2020 model dropping to $899. AirPods Pro have also returned to the lowest price on record at Amazon.

TipsWhat to do before the TikTok and WeChat ban starts

What to do before the TikTok and WeChat ban starts

TikTok and WeChat are now likely to be banned in the US from September 20, but there are steps you need to take right now if you want to use the services in the US now, or in the future.

EU may require Apple to give competitors access to Apple Pay tech

EU may require Apple to give competitors access to Apple Pay tech

Apple may have to open up its contactless payment technology at the core of Apple Pay to competitors if the European Union rules that Apple's restrictions unfairly hurt competitors.

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iPhone camera and iOS 14 at crux of Facebook & Instagram spying lawsuit

iPhone camera and iOS 14 at crux of Facebook & Instagram spying lawsuit

Facebook allegedly spied on Instagram users through unauthorized use of iPhone cameras, a new lawsuit claims.

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TipsHow to use Back Tap on the iPhone with iOS 14

How to use Back Tap on the iPhone with iOS 14

It's meant to be an accessibility function, but Back Tap in iOS 14 is an extremely convenient way to launch apps or run Shortcuts. Here's how to use it, and what you can do with it.

Nike Run Club gains exclusive modular watch face, Twilight Mode, Streaks

Nike Run Club gains exclusive modular watch face, Twilight Mode, Streaks

The Nike Run Club app is being updated alongside the Apple Watch Series 6 launch with an exclusive new watch face, Twilight Mode, and a streaks function.

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Content, third-party integrations are key to Apple Fitness+ adoption, JP Morgan says

Content, third-party integrations are key to Apple Fitness+ adoption, JP Morgan says

Investment bank JP Morgan expects Apple Fitness+ to bolster the value of the Apple One bundle, but notes that standalone adoption could take some time to ramp up.

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Best 2020 iPad cases you can buy right now

Best 2020 iPad cases you can buy right now

Now that you picked up the 10.2-inch iPad, it's time to think about getting a case to keep it scratch-free and looking its best.

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'Fortnite: Save the World' updates stop on Mac as U.S. investigates Epic's China connection

'Fortnite: Save the World' updates stop on Mac as U.S. investigates Epic's China connection

Epic is saying that Apple has blocked all updates to "Fortnite" spin-off "Fortnite: Save the World" on macOS ending Epic's ability to develop on the platform, while a U.S. government investigation of 40% owner Tencent looms.

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TipsHow to use the new App Library in iOS 14

How to use the new App Library in iOS 14

The new App Library in iOS 14 is a simple idea that proves to be a huge boon to productivity. Here's how it could become your most-used iOS 14 feature, and why it's worth upgrading for just by itself.

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Apple increasing production of Apple Watch Series 6, iPad parts in China

Apple increasing production of Apple Watch Series 6, iPad parts in China

Apple has increased production of the Apple Watch Series 6 and Wi-Fi iPad series amidst growing U.S.-China tensions.

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FeatureApple Watch comparison, new iPad Air, iOS 14, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

Apple Watch comparison, new iPad Air, iOS 14, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

Your hosts review the "Time Flies" event, compare the new Apple Watch models, discuss the refreshed iPad Air, iOS 14 widgets and changing default apps, plus Spotify's complaint over the Apple One services bundle.

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TipsHow to hide app home pages on iOS 14

How to hide app home pages on iOS 14

Apple's new iOS 14 brings a new way to help you tame that ever-growing number of apps on your iPhone. Here's how to hide apps you hardly ever, or never, use.

President Trump scuttles TikTok & Oracle deal

President Trump scuttles TikTok & Oracle deal

According to sources within the White House, President Trump has refused the terms of the Oracle and Bytedance deal, with a de-platforming expected on Sunday.

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ExclusiveTrade-in deals: Get up to 10% in bonus cash for used iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad

Trade-in deals: Get up to 10% in bonus cash for used iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad

Apple's Sept. 15 "Time Flies" saw new hardware announcements — and if you ordered a 2020 iPad, Apple Watch Series 6 or Apple Watch SE, now is the time to lock in a price for your used device while bonus cash deals are in effect.

ReviewApple TV+ review: Ewan McGregor goes electric in engaging 'Long Way Up'

Apple TV+ review: Ewan McGregor goes electric in engaging 'Long Way Up'

Ewan McGregor and his TV host friend, Charley Boorman, take another of their famously very extended motorcycle trips, this time in Apple TV+'s first travel show.

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Apple Watch Series 6, SE, 2020 iPad: Where to get the best deals

Apple Watch Series 6, SE, 2020 iPad: Where to get the best deals

Now that the new Apple Watch Series 6, Apple Watch SE and 8th Generation iPad have officially been released, we've compiled the best deals on the new hardware.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Online Apple Store to launch in India on Sept. 23

Online Apple Store to launch in India on Sept. 23

Apple on Thursday announced a major expansion to its India operations, saying it will open online sales in the country on Sept. 23.

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iOS 14.2 beta adds Shazam music recognition to Control Center

iOS 14.2 beta adds Shazam music recognition to Control Center

A new Shazam music recognition feature was added to Control Center as part of the iOS 14.2 beta released to developers on Thursday.

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Apple issues first iOS 14.2, iPadOS 14.2, watchOS 7.1, tvOS 14.2 betas to developers

Apple issues first iOS 14.2, iPadOS 14.2, watchOS 7.1, tvOS 14.2 betas to developers

Apple on Thursday issued the first round of beta releases for iOS 14.2, iPadOS 14.2, watchOS 7.1 and tvOS 14.2 to developers for evaluation.

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Restarting your device resets default mail, browser settings in iOS 14

Restarting your device resets default mail, browser settings in iOS 14

Apple's new iOS 14 update appears to have a bug that wipes customized default browser and mail settings when a device is reset or restarted.

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VideoAll the new watch faces in watchOS 7 and Apple Watch Series 6

All the new watch faces in watchOS 7 and Apple Watch Series 6

Apple has officially released watchOS 7 to Apple Watch owners everywhere. The update brings a plethora of new features, including seven new watch faces with countless customizations.

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TipsHow to use Smart Stacks for widgets in iOS 14

How to use Smart Stacks for widgets in iOS 14

The new iOS 14 widgets are bigger, brighter, and more useful than before, but they take up a lot of room — unless you use widget stacks, and Smart Stacks.

Oracle, Walmart, ByteDance, US government reach tentative TikTok deal

Oracle, Walmart, ByteDance, US government reach tentative TikTok deal

After a back-and-forth about terms of the deal with the federal government, Oracle and a range of investors are set to take ownership of TikTok's U.S. operations in a deal awaiting approval from President Donald Trump.

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