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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Hands-OnHands on: Scrivener 3.03 is the best tool for writing books

Hands on: Scrivener 3.03 is the best tool for writing books

Scrivener isn't necessarily the best for making books or e-books, but now it doesn't have to be since it's added Vellum support. AppleInsider checks it out.

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FeatureApple's revolutionary iMac is 20 years old, and still going strong

Apple's revolutionary iMac is 20 years old, and still going strong

The iMac is the machine that famously saved Apple back in 1998 — but it didn't stop there. Rarely standing still, it has kept at the forefront of Apple design, yet today's iMac has the same design goals it always has. AppleInsider looks back at the beginning of the line, all the way to today.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Kuo: 'Apple Car' likely to launch in 2023 to 2025, fuel $2 trillion company valuation

Kuo: 'Apple Car' likely to launch in 2023 to 2025, fuel $2 trillion company valuation

Noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes the Cupertino tech giant's autonomous vehicle aspirations — "Project Titan" — will be realized in a shipping consumer product as early as 2023, helping push the company toward its next trillion dollar valuation.

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Verizon includes Apple TV 4K in residential 5G rollout plans

Verizon includes Apple TV 4K in residential 5G rollout plans

Verizon on Tuesday announced it will be including an Apple TV 4K or a YouTube TV subscription with upcoming residential 5G services in an effort to bolster adoption the burgeoning product.

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FeatureHere are all of the future TV shows that Apple has signed deals for

Here are all of the future TV shows that Apple has signed deals for

Moving past "Planet of the Apps" and "Carpool Karaoke," Apple is believed to be spending $1 billion or more on its first high-budget TV shows, which could hit screens as soon as March 2019. Here are the programs we know about so far. Updated with cast details regarding Ronald Moore's sci-fi series.

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Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway increases Apple position by 5 percent

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway increases Apple position by 5 percent

Financial mogul Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway loaded up on shares of Apple in the second quarter of 2018, increasing the fund's position to nearly 252 million shares at the end of the three-month period.

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Save up to $1,400 on Macs, including $100-$150 off 2018 MacBook Pros and 13" MBP (16GB, 256GB) for $1,399

Save up to $1,400 on Macs, including $100-$150 off 2018 MacBook Pros and 13

Just in, B&H has issued massive markdowns on Apple hardware with discounts of up to $1,400 off. Pick up a 13" MacBook Pro (non-Touch Bar) with 16GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD for $1,399, a discount of $300 off MSRP. Or save $100 to $150 on all 2018 models, plus $399 Mac minis and much more. All with no tax collected in most states.

EditorialOf course Apple's AirPods wireless charging case will work with any Qi charger

Of course Apple's AirPods wireless charging case will work with any Qi charger

We've seen different reports recently claiming to offer new "insightful" information that the upcoming AirPods wireless charging case will work with any Qi charger. Why is this seen as a big surprise?

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ReviewReview: Nanoleaf's Rhythm Edition Light Panels top HomeKit-enabled wall lights

Review: Nanoleaf's Rhythm Edition Light Panels top HomeKit-enabled wall lights

With or without the Rhythm module, Nanoleaf's Light Panels are probably the best HomeKit-enabled wall lights on the market, assuming you like their style and can spend enough to do them justice.

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Defense bill signed into law, bans government use of ZTE, Huawei technology

Defense bill signed into law, bans government use of ZTE, Huawei technology

President Trump has signed the $716 billion "John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act" into law, and while the legislation stopped short of a full-on ban on mobile phones from the Chinese manufacturers, it did block government agencies from purchasing devices from ZTE, Huawei, and other Chinese entities.

Apple has big ambitions in expanding vital sign monitoring, continuing hiring spree

Apple has big ambitions in expanding vital sign monitoring, continuing hiring spree

Media lit up on Tuesday afternoon following a speculative report that Apple was starting work on a new chip to facilitate user health data collection. But the project is neither new, nor particularly surprising.

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'Foreshadow' Intel processor attack bypasses protections for secure data held on chip

'Foreshadow' Intel processor attack bypasses protections for secure data held on chip

A new vulnerability called "Foreshadow" affecting Intel processors has been revealed by researchers to bypass the company's built-in security on the chip, an attack which has the potential to acquire sensitive data stored on supposedly secure cordoned-off areas on the processor.

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TipsFive tips to get much more out of Apple Notes on iOS and macOS

Five tips to get much more out of Apple Notes on iOS and macOS

Apple's note-taking app went from a toy to an indispensable tool when it was revamped in 2015. Yet three years on, there is still more to discover in it. AppleInsider looks at ways to make a superb app even better.

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Hands-OnHands on: JBL's iPhone-connected Link 20 Bluetooth speaker with Google Assistant

Hands on: JBL's iPhone-connected Link 20 Bluetooth speaker with Google Assistant

The JBL Link 20 is one of an early handful of smartspeakers bringing Google Assistant beyond Google Home devices.

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FeatureHere are all of the Apple retail store openings, moves, and remodels in 2018

Here are all of the Apple retail store openings, moves, and remodels in 2018

With few setbacks, Apple is almost continuously expanding and updating its global retail chain, now over 500 locations. Here's the company's evolution in 2018 so far, updated on Aug. 14 with news on this weekend's reopenings in California and Illinois.

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Apple's HomePod claims six percent of the smart speaker market, as Google closes gap with Amazon

Apple's HomePod claims six percent of the smart speaker market, as Google closes gap with Amazon

New data says that Apple is now the fourth smart speaker manufacturer as measured in sales worldwide with about 700,000 HomePods sold in the quarter, about six months after its launch.

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VideoWhat's new in macOS Mojave beta 7

What's new in macOS Mojave beta 7

Apple continues to polish its upcoming major release for the Mac with Monday's release of macOS Mojave developer beta 7. A few more changes have been found, including one devastating blow to fans looking forward to Group FaceTime.

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Nativ adds Apple AirPlay & Google Cast to $1,599 Vita music hub

Nativ adds Apple AirPlay & Google Cast to $1,599 Vita music hub

Nativ this week announced support for Apple AirPlay and Google Cast on the Vita, its touchscreen-based music server and player aimed at audiophiles with money to spare.

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Apple proposes devices using depth mapping for gesture controls, contextual responses

Apple proposes devices using depth mapping for gesture controls, contextual responses

Home entertainment devices like the HomePod could be improved by analyzing the local environment and a user's actions, an Apple concept suggests, with monitoring of a room potentially able to improve gesture-based control of audio, as well as contextual responses like turning down the volume if the room is empty.

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Google Voice for iPhone & iPad gets new UI & Contacts tab

Google Voice for iPhone & iPad gets new UI & Contacts tab

Google this week updated the iOS edition of Google Voice with a significant redesign, modernized in both interface and aesthetics.

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Turkey's president calls for boycott of Apple products

Turkey's president calls for boycott of Apple products

Amid rising trade tensions with the United States and local economic catastrophe, Turkey's president has named Apple specifically as a boycott target.

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Siri multi-user support could offer personalized responses to different voices

Siri multi-user support could offer personalized responses to different voices

Apple is considering ways to allow Siri to provide personalized results for specific users speaking to it, by making the digital assistant recognize the user's identity, with the added possibility of limiting queries to just one user's voice.

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Apple Pencil support, 512GB flash storage might be coming to 2018 iPhone refresh

Apple Pencil support, 512GB flash storage might be coming to 2018 iPhone refresh

An analyst firm has chimed in on 2018 iPhone rumors, adding the possibility that Apple Pencil support may be coming to the high-end releases in the fall.

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Apple held secret meeting with developers in 2017 to push app subscriptions

Apple held secret meeting with developers in 2017 to push app subscriptions

In a meeting in a New York loft last year, Apple told around 30 developers that they ought to embrace subscription models.

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Apple hosts Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai at Apple Park, touts cooperation with Malala Fund

Apple hosts Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai at Apple Park, touts cooperation with Malala Fund

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai visited Apple Park on Monday, where she discussed Apple's ongoing Malala Fund partnership with hosts CEO Tim Cook and VP of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson.

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Apple pulls iOS 12 beta 7 OTA update amid performance woes

Apple pulls iOS 12 beta 7 OTA update amid performance woes

The latest iOS 12 beta 7 over-the-air update has been made temporarily unavailable as Apple investigates reports of unexpected performance issues associated with the release.

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ExclusiveLowest price ever: Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with function keys (16GB, 256GB) for $1,399 ($300 off)

Lowest price ever: Apple's 13

Ringing in as the lowest price ever, Apple's current 13-inch MacBook Pro with function keys and premium upgrades, including 16GB of memory and 256GB of storage, is on sale for $1,399. This $300 discount is available exclusively at AppleInsider and includes free expedited shipping with no tax collected in most states.

Google apps continue to track users even if location services are disabled

Google apps continue to track users even if location services are disabled

Google's services will attempt to monitor the movements of a user's device even if the user disables location services, with some Android and iOS apps produced by the search giant allegedly recording location data without the user's knowledge, an investigation into the feature claims.

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FeatureHere are the vehicles and receivers with Apple CarPlay announced in 2018

Here are the vehicles and receivers with Apple CarPlay announced in 2018

Once an expensive niche option — and still that way, in some cases — CarPlay is becoming increasingly common on new cars, trucks, and SUVs, as well as aftermarket receivers. Here's a roundup of the introductions in 2018 so far, the latest being Toyota's 2019 Camry and Sienna models.

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All three 2018 iPhones to support wireless charging, AirPower mat to cost $150, rumors say

All three 2018 iPhones to support wireless charging, AirPower mat to cost $150, rumors say

As predicted Apple's 5.8-, 6.1-, and 6.5-inch iPhones shipping this fall should all offer wireless charging, and the company's long-delayed AirPower mat should finally ship around the same time for $150, reports claim.

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Hands-OnHands on: Audio-Technica's gesture-controlled, noise-cancelling ATH-ANC700BT headphones

Hands on: Audio-Technica's gesture-controlled, noise-cancelling ATH-ANC700BT headphones

One of the year's more notable entries into the realm of high-fidelity Bluetooth headphones comes from Audio-Technica, which is trying to bridge the gap between performance and cost with its $199 QuietPoint ATH-ANC700BT, or the 700BT for short.

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TipsHow to replace Apple Mail on the Mac, and why you might want to switch

How to replace Apple Mail on the Mac, and why you might want to switch

Look beyond the standard email app to get more power features like converting messages into To Do tasks or calendar appointments. AppleInsider checks out the reasons to leave Apple Mail — and the reasons to stay.

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ExclusiveLowest prices ever: Save up to $785 on Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro, plus 0% financing

Lowest prices ever: Save up to $785 on Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro, plus 0% financing

New, steeper discounts have arrived on Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro, and these deals are available only at AppleInsider. Save $100 to $175 on every 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and $150 to $250 on every 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar with no tax outside NY and NJ and 0% financing for 12 months OAC. Many shoppers can save up to $785 compared to buying direct.

Group FaceTime won't be available for initial iOS 12 or macOS Mojave release

Group FaceTime won't be available for initial iOS 12 or macOS Mojave release

Apple's Group FaceTime feature apparently isn't ready for prime time, and won't be available to the general public when iOS 12 is made available to customers in the fall.

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Apple issues seventh developer betas for iOS 12, macOS 10.14 Mojave, tvOS 12, watchOS 5 [u]

Apple issues seventh developer betas for iOS 12, macOS 10.14 Mojave, tvOS 12, watchOS 5 [u]

Apple has started to distribute the seventh betas of its milestone operating systems to developers for testing, with new builds of macOS Mojave, iOS 12, tvOS 12, and watchOS 5 made available just a week after the last batch.

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Foxconn taking charge of vast majority of iPhone production this fall

Foxconn taking charge of vast majority of iPhone production this fall

Foxconn will not only manufacture every second-generation, 5.8-inch OLED iPhone — sometimes dubbed the "iPhone XS" — but 90 percent of 6.5-inch "XS Plus" units, and 75 percent of a 6.1-inch LCD budget model, according to one research firm.

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'Synthetic Click' attack re-emerges in macOS High Sierra at Defcon

'Synthetic Click' attack re-emerges in macOS High Sierra at Defcon

A vulnerability has been discovered in macOS that could allow an attacker to impersonate a mouse click, enabling for it to bypass security prompts and completely compromise a Mac, a flaw that was found by accident.

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ReviewReview: Hue Lily multi-color spotlights bring HomeKit to the outdoors

Review: Hue Lily multi-color spotlights bring HomeKit to the outdoors

Hue has become the most popular indoor smart light, and now they have evolved to tackle the outdoors as well. Hue Lily is one of many new outdoor bulbs and fixtures from Signify, marking the first official outdoor HomeKit lights.

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Apple manufacturer Foxconn sees second quarterly fall, unlikely connected to iPhones

Apple manufacturer Foxconn sees second quarterly fall, unlikely connected to iPhones

Foxconn posted disappointing net profits for the June quarter on Monday, though the results may not be directly connected to its biggest client, Apple.

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