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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Apple Original podcasts will get bulked up through deal with Futuro Studios

Apple has signed a deal with Pulitzer-prize winner Futuro Studios and is now courting other companies in hopes of turning the podcasts into Apple TV+ original content.

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Disney+ to hike prices, introduce ad-supported tier in December

Disney+ will introduce a new ad-supported tier of its streaming service later in 2022 while hiking the price of the current ad-free plans, including bundles with Hulu and ESPN+.

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TipsHow to show timestamps in Messages in macOS Monterey and iOS 15

How to show timestamps in Messages in macOS Monterey and iOS 15

Other than on the initial notification, Messages doesn't tell you the time that a message arrived. Here's how to read the timestamps of your Messages on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

eBay coupon: save 15% on solar generators, robot vacuums & more

For a limited time only, shoppers looking to secure the best deal on a variety of tech, home and sporting good items can save an additional 15% on top of already discounted prices.

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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.

EditorialRCS is still half-baked, and Apple has no reason to adopt it

In June, Google posted a video about how RCS can bridge the messaging gap between iOS and Android, and it amped up efforts and escalated the effort on Tuesday. But, Apple doesn't need RCS, or at least the half-baked version it is today.

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FeatureHow an iPhone battery works and how to manage its health

How an iPhone battery works and how to manage its health

Your iPhone uses a lithium-ion battery that degrades over time, but there is little reason to worry about battery health in a new device. Here's what you need to know about your iPhone's battery.

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Apple TV+ now includes everyone and Jon Hamm

Apple TV+ now includes everyone and Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm's long nightmare of not being on Apple TV+ has ended, and he will debut on the service in season three of "The Morning Show."

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Samsung Unpacked deals: get up to $300 in Samsung credit on the new Galaxy Fold, Flip, Watch 5

Today's Samsung Unpacked Event was filled with product announcements and now AppleInsider readers can snag special deals when preordering the new Samsung Fold, Flip, Watch 5 — and even Buds 2 Pro.

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iPhone 14 Pro models may be more expensive than iPhone 13, Kuo says

Apple may increase the prices on its upcoming iPhone 14 Pro models, though it isn't clear how much more expensive they'll be, according to TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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Hyper announces 'world's first' 245W GaN charger, portable battery pack

Hyper has announced a pair of new power accessories — a charger and a portable battery pack — that can output 245 watts worth of power.

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Apple TV+ plans documentary about comedy star Steve Martin

The writer, comedian, actor, and banjo player Steve Martin is to be the subject of a new two-part Apple TV+ documentary, now in production.

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Samsung unveils new Galaxy Fold 4, Galaxy Flip 4 & More

Samsung on Wednesday announced the new Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 series, the latest additions to its lineup of foldable smartphones.

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Daily deals August 10: 12% off 14-inch MacBook Pro, $100 off 24-inch iMac, $59 1TB SATA III SSD, more

Daily deals August 10: 12% off 14-inch MacBook Pro, $100 off 24-inch iMac, $59 1TB SATA III SSD, more

Wednesday's best deals include 31% off a Blue Yeti USB microphone, $29 off a Magic Trackpad, Samsung 1TB T7 Shield SSD for $100, and much more.

VideoWhat to expect from the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max

What to expect from the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max

The "iPhone 14" lineup is expected to be incredibly similar to the iPhone 13 with minor changes like increased RAM and a new "max" model. Check out the rumored "iPhone 14 Max" in AR and find all the details here.

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TipsHow to use Hide My Email in iOS 15

How to use Hide My Email in iOS 15

For an iOS 15 feature that's meant to be incredibly easy to use, Hide My Email comes with a lot of options. Here's what you can - and as yet, can't - do.

Apple hosts premiere event for 'Five Days' ahead of August 12 streaming

Prestigious Apple TV+ drama series "Five Days at Memorial" has been premiered in a special event at the Directors' Guild in Los Angeles.

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Tuesday, August 09, 2022

DOJ gearing up to sue Google over digital ad market dominance

The Department of Justice is reportedly preparing to sue Google over concerns that the company illegally controls the online advertising market.

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Final Cut Pro & iMovie updates have fix for export & playback bug

Apple has updated both iMovie and Final Cut Pro X with a minor fix that addresses a bug in both video editing apps.

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FeatureCompared: 16-inch MacBook Pro versus MSI Creator Z17

Compared: 16-inch MacBook Pro versus MSI Creator Z17

MSI's Creator Z17 notebook is billed as a productivity workhorse with a sleek design. On paper, it's even capable of taking on Apple's creative powerhouse, the 16-inch MacBook Pro. Here's how they compare.

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TipsHow to hide photos in macOS Ventura

Whether you need to be secretive, or you just like to be tidy, Photos will let you hide away any image you choose in macOS Ventura.

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Apple releases third public beta for iOS 16, iPadOS 16, tvOS 16, watchOS 9, macOS Ventura

Apple releases third public beta for iOS 16, iPadOS 16, tvOS 16, watchOS 9, macOS Ventura

Apple has released the third public beta versions of iOS 16, iPadOS 16, tvOS 16, watchOS 9, and macOS Ventura to members of its software testing program.

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TipsHow to set up automatic wallpapers in iOS 16 and macOS Monterey

Your iPhone or iPad can automatically change the wallpaper of your Home Screen or Lock Screen, and your Mac can do the same with your desktop background. Here's how to do it.

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Apple Card's explosive growth blamed for Goldman Sachs troubles

Apple Card's explosive growth blamed for Goldman Sachs troubles

The rapid expansion of Apple Card reportedly led to a wave of disputed transactions — which Goldman Sachs says were mishandled by outside vendors.

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iPhone 14 supply chain unaffected by current geopolitical tensions, Kuo says

Apple's iPhone 14 supply chain will likely be able to escape the worst of current geopolitical tensions, according to TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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Apple kept Ben Stiller in the dark over 'Severance' viewership

Apple kept Ben Stiller in the dark over 'Severance' viewership

Executive producer and director of "Severance" Ben Stiller didn't know what kind of audience the show would get on Apple TV , with Apple giving very little specific data about who is streaming its content.

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Apple, Amazon in talks to acquire streaming rights to the Big Ten Conference

Apple is reportedly in talks to acquire the streaming rights to Big Ten, one of the most prominent conferences for college sports, presumably for Apple TV+.

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Android amps up campaign to push Apple into adopting RCS

Android has launched a new website highlighting some of the challenges in interoperability between Android and iOS — and has urged Apple to adopt RCS to address it.

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Best B&H sales for the week of August 9

B&H's weekly specials include discounts on drones, SanDisk storage, MacBooks and external SSDs.

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Going all-in on iPad for video production with Christopher Lawley on the AppleInsider podcast

Going all-in on iPad for video production with Christopher Lawley on the AppleInsider podcast

On this special episode of the AppleInsider podcast, YouTube creator Christopher Lawley shares his journey from editing video on a 2007 Mac Pro, to going all-in on iPad as his main computer.

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Beats partners with Kim Kardashian on new neutral Beats Fit Pro colors

Apple's Beats by Dre subsidiary has teamed up with influencer and entrepreneur Kim Kardashian on a trio of Beats Fit Pro colors in a more neutral palette.

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AirPods will get USB-C charging cases in 2023, Kuo says

Apple could release AirPods charging cases equipped with USB-C ports for all of its wireless headphones in 2023, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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New Gamevice Flex controller lets you keep your iPhone in its case

The latest Gamevice controller has been redesigned to allow users to connect and play without removing an iPhone from its case.

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Daily deals August 9: $247 LG 27-inch UHD Monitor, $230 3D Printer, Arlo discounts, more

Daily deals August 9: $247 LG 27-inch UHD Monitor, $230 3D Printer, Arlo discounts, more

Tuesday's best deals include a refurbished 10.2-inch iPad for $245, $20 for two Anker wireless chargers, record low pricing on Nvidia and AMD high-end video cards, steep discounts on Arlo and Crayola, and much more.

VideoHow Apple could approach a folding iPhone

How Apple could approach a folding iPhone

With Samsung on the cusp of releasing another generation of foldable smartphones, questions are popping up about if it is too late for Apple to be a big mover with a foldable iPhone. Here's how Apple might approach it.

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If you're having problems with Google search, you're not alone

If you're having problems with Google search, you're not alone

A fire at a Google data center in Iowa may have caused issues for Google and the Internet as a whole, with the tech giant encountering longer than usual search times and other issues starting late on Monday night, and carrying forward to Tuesday morning.

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Fisher-Price reveals collectible 'Ted Lasso' figure set

Fisher-Price reveals collectible 'Ted Lasso' figure set

The "Ted Lasso" Little People Collector Set offers six collectible miniature figures from the Apple TV+ hit like Ted Lasso, Coach Beard, and four others. Available for $29.99 at select retailers.

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Apple considered glass panel keyboards as fix for butterfly problems

Apple considered glass panel keyboards as fix for butterfly problems

Apple has looked at using single glass panels and touch-sensitive membranes to solve its butterfly keyboard problems, and may yet return to the idea for how it safeguards against dust damage in the mechanism.

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Steve Jobs' turtleneck designer Issey Miyake dies aged 84

Steve Jobs' turtleneck designer Issey Miyake dies aged 84

Issey Miyake, the designer known for Steve Jobs' iconic black turtleneck, has died.

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