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Friday, March 05, 2021

Rumor: Apple to launch 10.9-inch OLED iPad in 2022, mulls OLED iPad Pro and MacBook Pro

Rumor: Apple to launch 10.9-inch OLED iPad in 2022, mulls OLED iPad Pro and MacBook Pro

Apple is rumored to be working on an OLED iPad variant for release in early 2022, with the company also considering integration of the display technology in high-end iPad Pro and MacBook Pro models.

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Thursday, March 04, 2021

Apple sends out $500 promo codes for returned DTK units

Apple sends out $500 promo codes for returned DTK units

Developers who sent their Developer Transition Kits to Apple are now receiving digital vouchers worth $500, a credit for returning what the company deems "leased" equipment.

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Latest Apple Pay promo nets 10% in Bed Bath & Beyond rewards

Latest Apple Pay promo nets 10% in Bed Bath & Beyond rewards

A new Apple Pay promotion kicked off on Thursday, offering Bed Bath & Beyond customers 10% back on purchases in the form of My Funds rewards when using Apple's payments service at checkout.

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Bipartisan senator group calls on FCC to dramatically boost broadband definition

Bipartisan senator group calls on FCC to dramatically boost broadband definition

A group of U.S. senators have called on the Federal Communications Commission to "establish a 21st century definition of high-speed broadband" of 100 megabits per second for both uploads and downloads.

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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.

Apple TV+ show 'Ted Lasso' gains Sarah Niles for recurring role

Apple TV+ show 'Ted Lasso' gains Sarah Niles for recurring role

Sarah Niles, popular for shows like "I May Destroy You," joins Apple TV+ "Ted Lasso" as a sports psychologist working for AFC Richmond.

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Nikon releases free NX Studio photo management & editing app for Mac users

Nikon releases free NX Studio photo management & editing app for Mac users

Nikon's NX Studio is a free app that combines post-shooting management as well as editing software for an all-in-one pro solution — and it is now available for Mac and PC.

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Apple clarifies that Siri isn't setting a default music service in iOS 14.5

Apple clarifies that Siri isn't setting a default music service in iOS 14.5

Apple has clarified that a Siri feature in iOS 14.5 asking users to select a music service isn't actually setting a default streaming platform.

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Researchers reverse-engineer Find My, detail potential privacy & security issues

Researchers reverse-engineer Find My, detail potential privacy & security issues

A team of security researchers managed to hack Apple's Find My protocol to test its security and privacy, and they've created an open-source app that allows users to create their own "AirTags."

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LinkedIn will stop using IDFA ahead of iOS App Tracking Transparency launch

LinkedIn will stop using IDFA ahead of iOS App Tracking Transparency launch

LinkedIn has announced that it will stop using the Identifier for Advertiser tracking tag ahead of the launch of Apple's App Tracking Transparency iOS 14 privacy feature.

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Plex adds Apple TV app support for on-demand content

Plex adds Apple TV app support for on-demand content

After initially launching to beta users, Plex has now rolled out integration with the Apple TV app to all users.

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Apple releases third developer beta of watchOS 7.4

Apple releases third developer beta of watchOS 7.4

Apple has released the third developer beta for watchOS 7.4, just a couple of days after the iOS and macOS betas were released.

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New 'Sonos Roam' portable speaker rumored for April release

New 'Sonos Roam' portable speaker rumored for April release

Sonos's newest portable speaker is smaller and lighter than the company's existing Move, and expected to retail for $169, with devices shipping on April 20.

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ExclusiveDeals: grab Apple's M1 Mac mini for $665, plus save up to $110 on 16GB models

Deals: grab Apple's M1 Mac mini for $665, plus save up to $110 on 16GB models

Apple's M1 Mac mini is marked down heading into the weekend, with prices dropping to as low as $665 with coupon and discounts of up to $110 off.

Apple brings back 'AirTags' anti-stalking feature in latest iOS 14.5 beta

Apple brings back 'AirTags' anti-stalking feature in latest iOS 14.5 beta

Previously seen in an iOS beta in November 2020, "Item Safety Features" are an anti-stalking protection for "AirTags" which has returned in the latest iOS 14.5 for developers.

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EU winding down Apple Music antitrust investigation, charges expected

EU winding down Apple Music antitrust investigation, charges expected

The European Commission is expected to shortly announce that Apple will face antitrust charges after investigating Spotify's accusation that Apple unfairly puts Apple Music competitors at a disadvantage.

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Research finds 14% of mobile apps leave user data in unsecured servers

Research finds 14% of mobile apps leave user data in unsecured servers

App developers rely on third-party servers to simplify data storage, but new research indicates that these servers are often left with little to no security over sensitive data.

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Future Apple gloves could use ultrasonics to re-implement Force Touch

Future Apple gloves could use ultrasonics to re-implement Force Touch

Rather than reintroducing the previous Force Touch where a surface detects pressure, Apple is investigating how wearables such as gloves can turn regular surfaces into touch-sensitive ones, perhaps for Apple AR.

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Apple iPhone grows in Europe, Middle East, and Africa as smartphone market contracts

Apple iPhone grows in Europe, Middle East, and Africa as smartphone market contracts

The smartphone market in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa saw its worst performance in six years in 2020, though Apple's iPhone grew its share of the market.

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Satechi's new on-the-go USB-C adapter adds nine ports to Mac & iPad

Satechi's new on-the-go USB-C adapter adds nine ports to Mac & iPad

Satechi has announced its latest USB-C hub, the USB-C On-The-Go Multiport Adapter with nine ports including 100W USB-C PD and HDMI.

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Apple examining ways to detect light through a display for Face ID, Touch ID

Apple examining ways to detect light through a display for Face ID, Touch ID

Apple is continuing to refine its work on light sensors that could work through a display, likely for use in a future version of Face ID or Touch ID on an iPhone.

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Square buying streaming music service Tidal in $297 million deal

Square buying streaming music service Tidal in $297 million deal

Square, primarily known for creating mobile payment hardware, will pay $297 million in a mix of cash and stock to buy Jay-Z's music streaming service, Tidal.

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Marshall releases Mode II true wireless earbuds as AirPods refresh looms

Marshall releases Mode II true wireless earbuds as AirPods refresh looms

Legendary audio company Marshall has released its latest accessory, the new Mode II true wireless earbuds — the first for the rock-n-roll brand.

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Apple researching how to integrate a display into fabric, like the HomePod covering

Apple researching how to integrate a display into fabric, like the HomePod covering

Apple is researching how to make the fabric covering of a HomePod, or HomePod mini, also include a way to provide information to the user.

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Eve Energy weather made official, new Eve Energy comes to US, Eve Aqua gets Thread support

Eve Energy weather made official, new Eve Energy comes to US, Eve Aqua gets Thread support

Eve is following through with its promise to expand Thread support through its HomeKit-only product line with the introduction of the all-new Eve Weather as well as updates for the Eve Energy and Eve Aqua.

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New 'Apple for Kids' portal walks parents through iPhone and Mac setup & support

New 'Apple for Kids' portal walks parents through iPhone and Mac setup & support

Apple has introduced a new "Apple for Kids" webpage which includes education for parents on how to use Family Setup, what to do when a child forgets their passcode, and more.

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Billie Eilish film 'global smash' hit for Apple TV+

Billie Eilish film 'global smash' hit for Apple TV+

Industry sources claim that the recent Billie Eilish documentary is the biggest hit Apple TV+ has yet had with young adult audiences around the world.

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UK launching investigation of Apple App Store after anti-competition complaints

UK launching investigation of Apple App Store after anti-competition complaints

The UK's anti-competition authority is opening up an investigation of continued allegations that Apple uses its App Store to restrict competition, and set "unfair terms" for developers.

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Scott Forstall told Pandora to jailbreak early iPhones to get a head start on development

Scott Forstall told Pandora to jailbreak early iPhones to get a head start on development

Ahead of the official App Store SDK, Scott Forstall told Pandora to use jailbroken iPhones to develop their music app.

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Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Apple to face damages trials on employee bag check policy

Apple to face damages trials on employee bag check policy

A federal judge on Wednesday said he is prepared to rule in favor of a class of 12,400 Apple retail employees who allege the tech giant unjustly enforced bag screening policies without pay, setting up what could be a series of damages trials.

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Apple likely to hold virtual WWDC as other big conventions cancel in-person events

Apple likely to hold virtual WWDC as other big conventions cancel in-person events

A number of high-profile conventions this week announced in-person gatherings scheduled for spring and summer have been pushed back or cancelled completely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, suggesting Apple will do the same for its Worldwide Developers Conference.

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New tool allows users to transfer iCloud Photos content to Google Photos

New tool allows users to transfer iCloud Photos content to Google Photos

Apple has debuted a new tool that allows users to transfer copies of their iCloud Photos to another service, with Google Photos being the first integration.

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Apple signs order for 'Dr. Brain,' based on popular Korean webtoon

Apple signs order for 'Dr. Brain,' based on popular Korean webtoon

Apple TV+ has signed a series order for "Dr. Brain," a Korean-language series based on the web cartoon of the same name.

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Twitter CFO says iOS 14 privacy changes could level the playing field

Twitter CFO says iOS 14 privacy changes could level the playing field

Twitter CFO Ned Segal says the company feels confident about Apple's planned iOS 14 privacy changes, and added that the feature could allow Twitter to better compete with its rivals.

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'Wolfwalkers,' 'Stillwater' pick up 11 Annie Award nominations for Apple TV+

'Wolfwalkers,' 'Stillwater' pick up 11 Annie Award nominations for Apple TV+

Apple TV+ animated film "Wolfwalkers" has scored 10 Annie Award nominations, while animated series "Stillwater" grabbed another for the Apple streaming service.

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Amazon launches short-form gameplay video service GameOn on iOS

Amazon launches short-form gameplay video service GameOn on iOS

Amazon has launched its short-form mobile gameplay recording platform GameOn on iOS, making it available on iPhone and iPad devices.

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Avoidable chain of events with cloud payments & unreturned trade-in led to disabled Apple ID [u]

Avoidable chain of events with cloud payments & unreturned trade-in led to disabled Apple ID [u]

An avoidable chain of events associated with device payments, missed emails, and unreturned trade-ins led to one Twitter user's Apple ID being disabled because Apple couldn't collect funds due — and it didn't matter that it was associated with an Apple Card. Here's what you can do to stop this from happening to you, and what Apple says about the matter.

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Best Buy Health now offers Lively senior care services on Apple Watch

Best Buy Health now offers Lively senior care services on Apple Watch

Best Buy's senior and eldercare technology brand, Best Buy Health, now allows users to call for help directly from Apple Watch.

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Arizona bill that could force Apple App Store to allow third-party payments one step closer to law

Arizona bill that could force Apple App Store to allow third-party payments one step closer to law

Arizona lawmakers have narrowly advanced a bill that could force Apple and Google App Stores — but not video game console sellers — to allow third-party payment systems on their app stores.

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