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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Top 8 Apple deals to snap up now ahead of Valentine's Day

Top 8 Apple deals to snap up now ahead of Valentine's Day

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, picking up a fantastic gift and securing a great deal can go hand in hand. These Apple discounts offer savings of up to $350 off, with hidden and exclusive promotions on everything from AirPods and iPads, to new MacBook Pros and the M1 Mac mini.

Rebranded Paramount+ streaming service launches on March 4

Rebranded Paramount+ streaming service launches on March 4

The upcoming Paramount+ streaming service, a rebranding of CBS All Access with an expansion of available content, is set to officially launch on March 4, 2021.

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TipsHow to make Siri listen to you on the right device

How to make Siri listen to you on the right device

It's common to have the "wrong" Siri answer. You can ask your Apple Watch to set an alarm, for instance, and find that it's your HomePod that does it. Here's how to make sure that Siri is listening to you on the device you intended.

VideoCompared: Galaxy Buds Pro versus AirPods Pro

Compared: Galaxy Buds Pro versus AirPods Pro

Alongside the Galaxy S21 reveal, Samsung also unveiled its latest wireless earbuds. We got our hands on a set of the Galaxy Buds Pro to compare the set to Apple's AirPods Pro.

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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.

Linux is now 'fully usable' on Apple Silicon M1 Macs

Linux is now 'fully usable' on Apple Silicon M1 Macs

Security researchers at Corellium have ported a version of Linux to the Apple Silicon M1 chip that will ultimately be released under an open-source license.

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LG has reportedly halted LCD production for iPhone

LG has reportedly halted LCD production for iPhone

According to a new industry report, long-time Apple supplier LG will no longer supply LCDs for the iPhone SE, though it still supplies OLED for the iPhone 12 lineup.

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TipsHow to watch the Inauguration

How to watch the Inauguration

Watch the Inauguration of the 46th US President live across Apple TV, online, and across almost all Apple devices.

TipsEverything you can ask HomePod and HomePod mini's Intercom to do

Everything you can ask HomePod and HomePod mini's Intercom to do

The Intercom feature in HomePod and HomePod mini turns those smart speakers into a handy way to reach people anywhere in your house. Anywhere, that is, that you have a HomePod device — and when you ask it correctly.

Beats Flex finally arrive in promised blue and gray colors

Beats Flex finally arrive in promised blue and gray colors

The last two colors of wireless Beats Flex earphones — Flame Blue, and Smoke Gray — are now available through Apple, completing the four color options revealed at launch.

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Apple's use of Ultra-Wideband prompts more firms to adopt the technology

Apple's use of Ultra-Wideband prompts more firms to adopt the technology

Industry sources claim that more companies are developing devices with, or uses for, UWB (Ultra-Wideband), following the popularity of it in Apple's iPhone 12 range and other devices.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Apple denied COVID app to secure contact tracing monopoly, lawsuit claims

Apple denied COVID app to secure contact tracing monopoly, lawsuit claims

Apple has been hit with a lawsuit claiming that it rejected a coronavirus contact tracing app to maintain a monopoly in COVID-19 exposure notification.

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TipsHow to delete contacts on iPhone or Mac

How to delete contacts on iPhone or Mac

Over time, your list of contacts may grow seemingly too big to handle. Here's how to cut it down to size by deleting some of your contacts.

TipsHow to turn on AirDrop

How to turn on AirDrop

AirDrop is a fast and easy way to share images, documents, and other files between Apple devices. But before you use it, you'll need to turn the feature on.

Microsoft partners with GM subsidiary Cruise on self-driving cars

Microsoft partners with GM subsidiary Cruise on self-driving cars

GM and Cruise are now working with Microsoft to commercialize self-driving vehicles, with the Windows company providing cloud computing resources to assist in the potentially lucrative project.

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Warner Bros exec JP Richards named Apple TV+ head of marketing strategy

Warner Bros exec JP Richards named Apple TV+ head of marketing strategy

Apple has appointed current Warner Bros executive JP Richards the head of film marketing strategy for Apple TV+ as part of its original content strategy.

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AirPods Max 'devastatingly overengineered' but repairable, demonstrates teardown

AirPods Max 'devastatingly overengineered' but repairable, demonstrates teardown

Repair specialists at iFixit have completed a teardown of AirPods Max, demonstrating Apple's "obsessive craftsmanship" that makes other offerings look "like toys, by comparison."

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15 Valentine's Day gift ideas Apple fans will adore

15 Valentine's Day gift ideas Apple fans will adore

AppleInsider's 2021 Valentine's Day Gift Guide is here and it's packed with goodies your Apple-loving sweetheart will love.

TipsHow to take SIM card out of iPhone

How to take SIM card out of iPhone

The SIM card in your iPhone is crucial to your making calls, but it's also small enough to lose, and easy enough to put in the wrong way. Here's how to successfully remove a SIM card, and put one back.

Sideloading iPad & iPhone apps is back on Apple Silicon Macs, but probably not for long

Sideloading iPad & iPhone apps is back on Apple Silicon Macs, but probably not for long

Owners of M1-equipped Macs are once again able to sideload iPhone and iPad apps, with Apple lifting server-side blocks preventing such activity for reasons unknown.

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TwelveSouth releases hybrid iPad and MacBook ParcSlope stand

TwelveSouth releases hybrid iPad and MacBook ParcSlope stand

The Twelve South ParcSlope stand hopes to help iPad and MacBook users take advantage of both devices with comfort and sleek design in mind.

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Apple Podcasts Spotlight launches to promote must-listen shows

Apple Podcasts Spotlight launches to promote must-listen shows

Apple has launched a new initiative to promote worthy podcasts, with Apple Podcasts Spotlight seeing editors select one podcast to feature for the entire month.

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TipsHow to stop AirPods Max overnight battery drain

How to stop AirPods Max overnight battery drain

Some users are reporting that their AirPods Max batteries are draining significantly when not in use, but this simple solution could fix it.

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Apple's 'Shot on iPhone 12' shows off users' portraits, cityscapes, and night sky

Apple's 'Shot on iPhone 12' shows off users' portraits, cityscapes, and night sky

The latest in Apple's series of "Shot on iPhone" promotion concentrates on the iPhone 12 range, and on a variety of situations from cityscapes to nighttime shots, along with portrait photography.

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TipsHow to check your warranty on iPhone, iPad, or Mac

How to check your warranty on iPhone, iPad, or Mac

If you need a repair for your iPhone, iPad, or Mac, it is best to find out if a warranty covers you before seeking a fix. Here's how to find out if your devices are still covered.

'Ted Lasso' nominated for three Critics Choice Awards

'Ted Lasso' nominated for three Critics Choice Awards

Award season has begun and Apple TV+ comedy "Ted Lasso" has been nominated for three Critics Choice Awards.

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Apple Car US production reportedly assigned to Hyundai subsidiary Kia

Apple Car US production reportedly assigned to Hyundai subsidiary Kia

The long-rumored "Apple Car" could be produced in the United States by Kia, a report claims, with Hyundai said to be assigning manufacturing duties to its subsidiary.

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Apple AR headset games could use Face ID to properly identify & outfit players

Apple AR headset games could use Face ID to properly identify & outfit players

Patents surrounding Apple AR and VR efforts now include one that focuses on how computer-generated reality allows players to change their appearance — and what happens when the hardware owner doesn't want them to.

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Apple working on tech to hide the iPad & iPhone antenna gap

Apple working on tech to hide the iPad & iPhone antenna gap

Future iPhones and cellular iPads may have new technology to hide the antenna gap in the case, ranging from strategic use of different materials, to something as simple as a thin dye layer mimicking the case material.

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FeatureWhat to expect from Apple's Q1 2021 earnings on Jan. 27

What to expect from Apple's Q1 2021 earnings on Jan. 27

On January 27, Apple will disclose the results of its critical first fiscal quarter for 2021, that spans the 2020 holiday season. Here's what factors impact this quarter, which is expected to be a record-breaking one.

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Monday, January 18, 2021

Apple partners with The King Center on 'Challenge for Change' educational initiative

Apple partners with The King Center on 'Challenge for Change' educational initiative

Apple on Monday partnered with The King Center to launch a second installment of "Challenge for Change," an educational series that urges youth to participate in community service programs.

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ReviewReview: Powme's 3-in-1 wireless charger is a game-changer for working on the go

Review: Powme's 3-in-1 wireless charger is a game-changer for working on the go

The Powme 3-in-1 Wireless Charger is a small USB-C hub that the manufacturers promise is the ultimate wireless charger. We took a look at it to see if it could live up to those claims.

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Apple's Jay Blahnik speaks about Fitness+ team, metrics as motivators

Apple's Jay Blahnik speaks about Fitness+ team, metrics as motivators

Apple fitness chief Jay Blahnik in a recent interview spoke about the Apple Fitness+ service, its instructors, and why metrics may be the best motivator for working out.

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TipsWhat to do when you forgot your Apple ID password

What to do when you forgot your Apple ID password

Apple gives you many different ways to recover a lost Apple ID password, but they do get increasingly complicated. Here's what you can and must do if you forget, plus if your iPhone or other device is lost too.

Steve Jobs will be memorialized in the National Garden of American Heroes

Steve Jobs will be memorialized in the National Garden of American Heroes

Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs will be memorialized in a National Garden of American Heroes, with a statue of the visionary set to join hundreds of others in the park once it is constructed.

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TipsHow to delete all photos from iPhone

How to delete all photos from iPhone

Whether you are switching photo services or just want to start over, this is how to delete all photos from your iPhone.

TipsHow to use Messages to share your screen in macOS

How to use Messages to share your screen in macOS

If you need to quickly offer help to another Mac user you know, there's no quicker way to remotely provide assistance than via Apple's own Messages. Here's how to take control of another person's Mac on their behalf, and how to allow others to do the same to your desktop.

ExclusiveDeals: M1 MacBook Pro 13-inch $150 off, plus $60 off AppleCare

Deals: M1 MacBook Pro 13-inch $150 off, plus $60 off AppleCare

The latest markdown on Apple's M1 MacBook Pro features a triple-digit discount on the 512GB model, with units in stock at leading retailers.

Apple features iPad project led by Las Vegas teacher Mike Lang

Apple features iPad project led by Las Vegas teacher Mike Lang

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Apple has highlighted a Las Vegas technology teacher who uses the iPad to teach students how to craft their own stories.

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