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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Apple celebrates Thanksgiving, Christmas with 'Sway' ad featuring iPhone X, AirPods

Apple celebrates Thanksgiving, Christmas with 'Sway' ad featuring iPhone X, AirPods

Apple has started its holiday advertising blitz, with a new music-centric video featuring the AirPods, and the iPhone X and an enraptured couple dancing in the snow.

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TipsSurviving Thanksgiving: Feed the family with recipes you found on your iPad

Surviving Thanksgiving: Feed the family with recipes you found on your iPad

Thanksgiving can be a busy time, especially for those hosting family and friends, and making sure there's enough food for everyone is arguably the toughest task of of all. AppleInsider offers up some suggestions for how you can prepare for the long day of cooking by looking up recipes on your iPhone or iPad, or failing that, to acquire good food by other means.

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Lowest price ever: Apple's high-end 15" MacBook Pro w/ Radeon 460 for $1,899 ($1,000 off), plus no tax in 48 states and 0% financing

Lowest price ever: Apple's high-end 15

Apple authorized reseller Adorama is taking $1,000 off the Late 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro with an upgraded 2.9GHz processor and top of the line Radeon 460 graphics. This Space Gray notebook also qualifies for free expedited shipping and no tax outside NY and NJ. Adorama is also offering no interest if paid in full within 12 months using the store card.

Text of FCC 'Proposal to Restore Internet Freedom' released, eradicates net neutrality rules

Text of FCC 'Proposal to Restore Internet Freedom' released, eradicates net neutrality rules

As promised, the U.S. Federal Communcations Commission has released the full text of the "Proposal to Restore Internet Freedom" which completely removes restrictions on throttling or prioritizing content, and explicitly allows paid prioritization of content.

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TipsHow to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade from your iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV

How to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade from your iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV

One of the traditions of Thanksgiving is to watch Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, which features a variety of floats and giant balloons floating through New York for the entertainment of everyone watching from the street. The 91st parade features 26 floats and 45 balloons, with new additions including Olaf from Frozen, characters from PAW Patrol, and Dr. Seuss' The Grinch.

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Apple Early Black Friday Roundup: Find the best deals & lowest prices on MacBooks, iPads, iMacs and Apple Watches

Apple Early Black Friday Roundup: Find the best deals & lowest prices on MacBooks, iPads, iMacs and Apple Watches

With mere days before Black Friday, Apple authorized resellers are already launching steep discounts on Apple products, including MacBook Pros, iMacs, iPads and Apple Watches. From exclusive coupon deals to instant cash rebates, shoppers can save hundreds of dollars with no sales tax collected in 48 states and no interest financing for up to 12 months on many items.

Apple's 'iPhone SE 2' rumored to ship in first half of 2018, made in India

Apple's 'iPhone SE 2' rumored to ship in first half of 2018, made in India

Apple is reportedly planning to ship a second-generation iPhone SE in the first of half of next year, assembled by Wistron at facilities in Bangalore, India.

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Jony Ive to speak on future of design at Smithsonian in Washington D.C. on Nov. 29

Jony Ive to speak on future of design at Smithsonian in Washington D.C. on Nov. 29

Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive will be making an appearance in Washington D.C. and is helming a talk titled "The Future of Design" with Steve Jobs biography author Rick Tetzeli.

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Apple research paper details LiDAR-based 3D object recognition for autonomous vehicle navigation

Apple research paper details LiDAR-based 3D object recognition for autonomous vehicle navigation

Apple researchers are pushing forward with efforts to bring autonomous vehicle systems to public roads, and last week published an academic paper outlining a method of detecting objects in 3D point clouds using trainable neural networks. While still in its early stages, the technology could mature to improve accuracy in LiDAR navigation solutions.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

2018 iPhone models to boast enhanced LTE transmission, support 4x4 MIMO

2018 iPhone models to boast enhanced LTE transmission, support 4x4 MIMO

Apple's next-generation iPhone lineup, due for debut in 2018, will build on LTE antenna technology introduced with iPhone X to support ultra-fast transmissions speeds designated by 4x4 MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) standards.

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Early Black Friday deals are live at B&H with savings of up to $700 off Apple Macs, iPads & Beats headphones w/ no tax in 48 states

Early Black Friday deals are live at B&H with savings of up to $700 off Apple Macs, iPads & Beats headphones w/ no tax in 48 states

B&H has launched Apple deals in the days leading up to Black Friday with instant cash savings of up to $700 off popular MacBooks, iMacs, iPads and Beats headphones. Each model also qualifies for free shipping to the contiguous U.S. with no sales tax collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

Apple reportedly acquires Canadian AR headset startup Vrvana for $30M

Apple reportedly acquires Canadian AR headset startup Vrvana for $30M

Amid rumors claiming Apple is working on a branded augmented reality headset, a report on Tuesday claims the tech giant has bolstered its AR hardware team with the purchase Canadian startup Vrvana.

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Uber paid $100,000 to cover up 2016 breach exposing data of 57 million customers and drivers

Uber paid $100,000 to cover up 2016 breach exposing data of 57 million customers and drivers

Uber on Tuesday became the latest tech firm to acknowledge a major hack of its systems that spilled data from 50 million customers and some 7 million drivers, a breach the company paid $100,000 to keep quiet.

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Pixar head John Lasseter takes leave of absence amid sexual misconduct allegations

Pixar head John Lasseter takes leave of absence amid sexual misconduct allegations

John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Disney Animation Studios and close friend of late Apple CEO Steve Jobs, is taking a six-month leave of absence after allegations of inappropriate behavior toward female co-workers.

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Latest Apple Park drone footage depicts massive atrium doors, landscaping progress

Latest Apple Park drone footage depicts massive atrium doors, landscaping progress

The latest drone footage of Apple Park shows what appears to be complete landscaping with a full pond inside the circular headquarters, and has the closest shots of the large atrium doors yet seen.

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Redesigned YouTube app returns to Amazon's Echo Show

Redesigned YouTube app returns to Amazon's Echo Show

Amazon has brought a YouTube app back to the display-equipped Echo Show, apparently resolving a conflict with Google over terms of service.

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VideoVideo: With Apple's HomePod delayed until 2018, will customers wait?

Video: With Apple's HomePod delayed until 2018, will customers wait?

Apple recently announced that its highly anticipated premium HomePod speaker won't launch in December as was originally planned. AppleInsider brings you up to speed with everything you need to know about the HomePod's delay until 2018.

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Sega releases 'Sonic the Hedgehog 2' free on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV to celebrate 25th anniversary

Sega releases 'Sonic the Hedgehog 2' free on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV to celebrate 25th anniversary

Sega has added another classic title to its Sega Forever free-to-play game collection, by making the iPhone and iPad port of 'Sonic the Hedgehog 2' available to download on iOS and tvOS, on the 25th anniversary of the original game's release on the Genesis game console.

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Google's upcoming 'Fuchsia' OS to support Apple's Swift language

Google's upcoming 'Fuchsia' OS to support Apple's Swift language

Google's nebulous "Fuchsia" operating system — still in development — will apparently support apps written in Apple's open-source Swift programming language.

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai reveals Net Neutrality repeal plan, vote on Dec. 14

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai reveals Net Neutrality repeal plan, vote on Dec. 14

As predicted, the Federal Communications Commission has submitted its plan to return power to internet service providers over the terms of what content will be served to users, and to repeal previous net neutrality protections applied to customers and businesses.

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Apple, other companies pull Skype from Chinese app stores at request of government

Apple, other companies pull Skype from Chinese app stores at request of government

Microsoft, Apple, and others have been forced by the Chinese government to withdraw the Skype app from app stores in the country — and at present there is no timetable for its return to availability.

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Apple allegedly 'dithered' over HomePod development, canceled & restarted project

Apple allegedly 'dithered' over HomePod development, canceled & restarted project

Apple's HomePod project actually predates the Amazon Echo, but was reportedly canceled and restarted multiple times, and has undergone radical design changes.

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Apple's billion-dollar video investment seen leading to Netflix competitor

Apple's billion-dollar video investment seen leading to Netflix competitor

Not content with just Apple Music subscriptions, a new prediction says Apple could be gearing up for an "all in one Apple video and music offering," offering original content for a monthly fee within the next two to three years.

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Foxconn accused of using illegal student labor to build Apple's iPhone X

Foxconn accused of using illegal student labor to build Apple's iPhone X

Apple's main assembly partner, Foxconn, has been demanding illegal overtime from high school interns in its production of the iPhone X, a report charged on Tuesday.

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Hands-OnHands On: Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Puck with Radeon RX 560

Hands On: Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Puck with Radeon RX 560

External GPU enclosures can be pretty massive. Sonnet has a solution to the problem with the portable eGFX Breakaway Puck — and AppleInsider has one to test.

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Monday, November 20, 2017

FCC looks to scrap net neutrality rules, report says

FCC looks to scrap net neutrality rules, report says

U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is on Tuesday expected to unveil plans to dismantle Obama-era net neutrality protections that prohibit internet service providers from slowing certain websites while allowing paid "fast lanes" for others.

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VideoVideo: 'Hey Siri' might come to the iMac Pro thanks to an A10 Fusion coprocessor

Video: 'Hey Siri' might come to the iMac Pro thanks to an A10 Fusion coprocessor

Developers Guilherme Rambo and Stephen Troughton-Smith have found "Hey Siri" functionality in the macOS code base with support for multiple user accounts all driven by what appears to be the A10 Fusion processor, according to the pair. AppleInsider talks about why Apple might do that, and what it would mean for the iMac Pro.

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Justice Department sues to block AT&T takeover of Time Warner, report says

Justice Department sues to block AT&T takeover of Time Warner, report says

AT&T's $85.4 billion bid to acquisition Time Warner is in jeopardy as reports on Monday claim the U.S. Department of Justice is set to file a lawsuit aimed at blocking the high-profile merger.

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Lisa Jackson doubles-down on 100% recycled material use goal, lauds Apple's environmental efforts

Lisa Jackson doubles-down on 100% recycled material use goal, lauds Apple's environmental efforts

Apple's Senior Vice President for Vice President Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson granted an interview to an Australian publication, and continued to drive home Apple's goal towards using 100 percent recycled materials across all of its products, Apple's "right to repair" philosophy, and Apple's point of view on the taxes it pays.

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Mockups envision 'iPhone X Plus' and 'iPhone SE 2' with edge to edge displays, Face ID

Mockups envision 'iPhone X Plus' and 'iPhone SE 2' with edge to edge displays, Face ID

Though a next-generation iPhone SE isn't expected to get the OLED edge-to-edge treatment, that hasn't stopped German magazine Curved from imagining what it — along with a Plus-sized iPhone X rumored to arrive in late 2018 — might look like.

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Uber adds live location sharing to app, plans to deploy 24,000 self-driving Volvo SUVs

Uber adds live location sharing to app, plans to deploy 24,000 self-driving Volvo SUVs

Uber on Monday revealed several new features for its core iPhone app — including live location sharing with drivers — as well as an agreement with Volvo that will see it buy and equip 24,000 vehicles with self-driving systems.

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Apple said to downsize Micro LED R&D in Taiwan, may be shifting focus to US

Apple said to downsize Micro LED R&D in Taiwan, may be shifting focus to US

Apple has allegedly shrunk the workforce behind its Micro LED R&D efforts in Longtan, Taiwan, as a result of slow progress with the mass transfer of Micro LED chips onto receiver substrates — though the company still appears committed to adopting the display technology on future products.

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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp coming to iPhone on Nov. 22

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp coming to iPhone on Nov. 22

Nintendo's next game for iOS devices, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, is slated to launch this Wednesday, making good on an earlier promise that it would arrive sometime in November.

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

'Hey Siri' may come to iMac Pro with rumored inclusion of A10 Fusion co-processor

'Hey Siri' may come to iMac Pro with rumored inclusion of A10 Fusion co-processor

The iMac Pro may have an A10 Fusion processor running it's own iOS, called BridgeOS, to handle some functions — notably 'Hey Siri'.

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Hands On: Cardhop by Flexibits attempts to rein in the mess that Apple's Contacts can be

Hands On: Cardhop by Flexibits attempts to rein in the mess that Apple's Contacts can be

Just as Fantastical does some excellent things over and above the default Calendars application, Flexibits Cardhop delights with some new tricks beyond what Contacts can do.

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Texas Rangers serve Apple with warrants for access to Sutherland Springs shooter's iPhone

Texas Rangers serve Apple with warrants for access to Sutherland Springs shooter's iPhone

The Texas Rangers have served Apple with search warrants for data linked to the iPhone of Devin Kelley, who killed 26 people at a church in Sutherland Springs near San Antonio.

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ReviewReview: LIFX Mini takes on Philips with Apple HomeKit

Review: LIFX Mini takes on Philips with Apple HomeKit

The LIFX Mini is about what you'd hope for from an iPhone-compatible smartbulb, and with HomeKit, LIFX is finally ready to go toe-to-toe with the popular Philips Hue platform.

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This week on AI: 6.5-inch iPhone in 2018, Apple HomePod delay, UK robbery & more

This week on AI: 6.5-inch iPhone in 2018, Apple HomePod delay, UK robbery & more

People planning to get a HomePod for the holidays were disappointed by a surprise delay. We did, however, get a possible glimpse at future iPhones, including a colossal 6.5-inch model rumored to be coming next year.

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Video: How to disable Hidden Lockscreen Notifications on iPhone X

Video: How to disable Hidden Lockscreen Notifications on iPhone X

The iPhone X has a different approach to lock screen notifications. AppleInsider delves into the difference, how to revert it to its previous behavior, and why Apple may have made the decisions that it did.

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