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Friday, January 17, 2020

Goldman Sachs rankles at Apple Card's 'created by Apple, not a bank' line

Goldman Sachs rankles at Apple Card's 'created by Apple, not a bank' line

The investment bank Goldman Sachs has reminded financial analysts that it developed and is making all the decisions about Apple Card.

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Apple Pay promotion gives 50% off Dave & Buster's Power Card packages

Apple Pay promotion gives 50% off Dave & Buster's Power Card packages

From now until January 30, Dave & Buster's is offering a 50% discount for anyone who uses Apple Pay to load a Power Card.

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Google parent company Alphabet hits $1 trillion market cap

Google parent company Alphabet hits $1 trillion market cap

Alphabet, parent company of Google, Verily, Waymo and other firms, became the fourth U.S. company to reach a $1 trillion market capitalization on Thursday, just over a month after former Google CEO Sundar Pichai took the reins.

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NBC's Peacock service debuts on July 15, subscriptions range from free to $10 a month

NBC's Peacock service debuts on July 15, subscriptions range from free to $10 a month

NBC will enter an increasingly crowded streaming market this July with Peacock, a subscription service that combines popular NBCUniversal shows with a handful of key properties licensed from other Hollywood players.

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Lowest price ever: Apple Core i9 16-inch MacBook Pro drops to $2,499

Lowest price ever: Apple Core i9 16-inch MacBook Pro drops to $2,499

Just in, Apple Authorized Reseller B&H has issued a fresh price drop on Apple's new 16-inch MacBook Pro, with the premium Core i9 8-core model now $300 off. Or pick up the standard Core i7 model for just $2,149 ($250 off). Shop today with free 2-day shipping as odds are these Apple deals won't last long.

'The Banker' to see theater release on March 6, Apple TV+ debut March 20

'The Banker' to see theater release on March 6, Apple TV+ debut March 20

Apple's original movie "The Banker" will get a theatrical release in March two weeks prior to its debut on Apple's streaming service.

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AccountEdge abandons Catalina compatibility, customers looking for alternatives

AccountEdge abandons Catalina compatibility, customers looking for alternatives

Priority Software, the developer of AccountEdge, has publicly announced that they will not be able to make its small business accounting software Catalina-compliant, much to the dismay of customers.

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eBay coupon: Save 15% on AirPods, Apple Watches, iPads

eBay coupon: Save 15% on AirPods, Apple Watches, iPads

Promo code deals are back at eBay, with a number of Apple products eligible for a 15% discount, including AirPods, current iPads, Apple Watches and more. Check out the savings while supplies last.

FeatureGoogle snubs Apple TV users with Nest login migrations

Google snubs Apple TV users with Nest login migrations

Google's push to migrate Nest users over to using Google accounts has continued to leave users of the Apple ecosystem out in the cold, with the search company failing to support the Apple TV version of the Nest app properly by failing to allow migrated customers to log in on Apple's streaming set-top box.

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EditorialInvestors are waking up to Apple's new valuation

Investors are waking up to Apple's new valuation

Apple's shares have more than doubled over the last year, but the rapid increase isn't just the result of some temporary irrational exuberance. Instead, as a variety of analysts and observers have noted, it means that investors have formed a new understanding of Apple as a company, shedding their formerly bleak pessimism that valued Apple far lower than the various consumer electronics rivals it has been outperforming.

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NBA partners with Apple Music to create playlists and highlight music

NBA partners with Apple Music to create playlists and highlight music

The National Basketball Association has made a deal for Apple Music to provide a playlist called Base:Line, which is to be used on the NBA website and across social media.

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Apple & employees donated over $100 million to charitable causes in 2019

Apple & employees donated over $100 million to charitable causes in 2019

In a story highlighting one Apple employee's charity Saints of Steel, Apple has revealed that Apple employees partnered with the company have donated over $100 million to charity in 2019 alone.

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Scotland police don't seem to have any problem getting data off locked iPhones

Scotland police don't seem to have any problem getting data off locked iPhones

Starting on January 20, 2020, Scotland police will begin using "cyber kiosks" to extract and examine the contents of smartphones — including iPhones — that have data relevant to investigations or accidents.

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Apple urges EU to halt the rise of patent trolls

Apple urges EU to halt the rise of patent trolls

The European Union needs to take action against "patent trolls," Apple has urged as part of a group of tech companies and car manufacturers, with the growth of non-practicing entities stifling innovation in firms who try to exploit the entire patent system for financial gain.

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Fortnite for iOS update brings L3 & R3 controller button support, 120Hz

Fortnite for iOS update brings L3 & R3 controller button support, 120Hz

Fortnite for iOS has received a significant update that improves controller support and doubles the game's frame rate on the iPad Pro.

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Apple hints that it isn't ruling out touchscreen MacBooks

Apple hints that it isn't ruling out touchscreen MacBooks

A new patent describing the use of applications across multiple screens, such as iPhone and MacBook Pro, suggests that Apple hasn't completely eliminated the possibility of a touchscreen MacBook Pro.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

FBI reportedly accessed locked iPhone 11 Pro Max with GrayKey third party tool

FBI reportedly accessed locked iPhone 11 Pro Max with GrayKey third party tool

The FBI recently cracked the encryption of Apple's latest and greatest iPhone 11 Pro Max, a report said Wednesday, prompting questions as to why the agency is demanding the company assist in accessing two older iPhone models as part of a high-profile case.

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Apple ads reveal how artists create Apple TV+ show posters on iPad Pro

Apple ads reveal how artists create Apple TV+ show posters on iPad Pro

Apple's latest ad campaign kills two birds with one stone, with short videos chronicling the process of creating posters for Apple TV+ originals "Dickinson" and "For All Mankind" using iPad Pro and Apple Pencil.

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Apple TV+ exclusives 'Beastie Boys Story,' 'Central Park,' 'Home,' to debut at SXSW

Apple TV+ exclusives 'Beastie Boys Story,' 'Central Park,' 'Home,' to debut at SXSW

Apple on Wednesday announced three Apple TV+ original productions, "Beastie Boys Story," "Central Park" and "Home," will premiere at the 2020 South by Southwest festival in March.

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ReviewReview: The Zendure Mix Go is a great multi-purpose battery & USB-C PD charger

Review: The Zendure Mix Go is a great multi-purpose battery & USB-C PD charger

The new Zendure Mix Go is a portable charger for your USB-C and USB-A devices that also houses a powerful portable battery that can be always ready to go.

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Apple hires drone & aviation law specialist Lisa Ellman as Washington lobbyist

Apple hires drone & aviation law specialist Lisa Ellman as Washington lobbyist

The move to hire former Obama administration expert Lisa Ellman suggests that Apple may be looking to utilize more drones in the future.

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Apple & M. Night Shyamalan sued, accused of plagiarizing 'Servant'

Apple & M. Night Shyamalan sued, accused of plagiarizing 'Servant'

A lawsuit filed on Wednesday accuses Apple and filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan of directly copying much of 2013 film "The Truth About Emanuel" in the production of "Servant."

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Apple acquires edge-based artificial intelligence startup Xnor.ai for $200M

Apple acquires edge-based artificial intelligence startup Xnor.ai for $200M

Apple's acquisition of Xnor.ai suggests that the machine learning tools developed by the company may appear natively on iPhones and iPads in the future, with processing on-device instead of in the cloud.

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Canaccord ups AAPL target to $355 on strong iPhone 11 demand, 5G upgrade cycle

Canaccord ups AAPL target to $355 on strong iPhone 11 demand, 5G upgrade cycle

Services revenue, anticipation of a 5g "iPhone 12" in 2020, coupled with surveys demonstrating strong current iPhone 11 demand has led Canaccord Genuity to set a $355 price target on Apple stock.

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VideoHands on: Philip Hue's new HomeKit-enabled smart lights for 2020

Hands on: Philip Hue's new HomeKit-enabled smart lights for 2020

At the 2020 CES, AppleInsider had a chance to try out all of the new Philips Hue HomeKit lights launching early 2020 including wall-mounted options, path lights, and more.

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Spike Jonze's 'Beastie Boys Story' coming to Apple TV+ in April

Spike Jonze's 'Beastie Boys Story' coming to Apple TV+ in April

Spike Jonze teams up with with Apple to create a documentary about the Beastie Boys for limited IMAX release on April 3 and global release via Apple TV+ on April 24.

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Cellebrite tool used to extract data from Lev Parnas' iPhone for impeachment trial

Cellebrite tool used to extract data from Lev Parnas' iPhone for impeachment trial

Documents released to support the impeachment trial include information seemingly taken from an iPhone by Cellebrite — the firm believed to have performed similar extractions for the FBI.

Microsoft Edge Chromium now available for macOS

Microsoft Edge Chromium now available for macOS

Anyone interested in trying Microsoft's redesigned Edge Chromium browser can now download and use the first release version.

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Apple reportedly taps Taiwan's ASE for mmWave 5G iPhone and iPad Pro

Apple reportedly taps Taiwan's ASE for mmWave 5G iPhone and iPad Pro

Component manufacturer Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) is reported to have become one of Apple's suppliers for the antennas needed on the mmWave 5G "iPhone 12" and for the iPad Pro too.

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India considering offering subsidized loans to Apple, Samsung

India considering offering subsidized loans to Apple, Samsung

India's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology may begin offering incentives to smartphone manufacturers in hopes of enticing more Apple and Samsung suppliers to open factories in India.

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Google now lets iPhones act as FIDO hardware keys for better security

Google now lets iPhones act as FIDO hardware keys for better security

Following an update to Google's iOS Smart Lock app, iPhones can now be used as a Fast Identity Online (FIDO) security key. This replaces the physical hardware keys previously required — and brings the iPhone into line with Android phones.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Apple braces for legal fight with DOJ over Pensacola shooter's iPhones

Apple braces for legal fight with DOJ over Pensacola shooter's iPhones

Apple CEO Tim Cook is reportedly building a small team of specialists to defend the company's encryption policies as a legal showdown with the Department of Justice looms.

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Trump tells Apple to 'step up to the plate' and unlock Pensacola shooter's iPhones

Trump tells Apple to 'step up to the plate' and unlock Pensacola shooter's iPhones

President Donald Trump waded into the encryption battle on Tuesday with a tweet calling on Apple to "unlock" iPhones at the request of law enforcement agencies, suggesting the company should do so because of help it receives on trade and "other issues."

'Little America' executive producer Lee Eisenberg signs big contract with Apple

'Little America' executive producer Lee Eisenberg signs big contract with Apple

Lee Eisenberg has just signed a multi-year contract with Apple, launching a new production team to help create content exclusively for Apple TV+.

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VideoCES post show: The best gear coming this year for Apple fans

CES post show: The best gear coming this year for Apple fans

CES 2020 is now in the rearview mirror so we are quickly taking a moment to reflect back at our favorite devices that we tried out during the show that are sure to appeal to Apple fans.

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Cellebrite expands to Mac forensic tools with $33M BlackBag purchase

Cellebrite expands to Mac forensic tools with $33M BlackBag purchase

Cellebrite, a digital forensic company known for assisting law enforcement in unlocking iPhones, is expanding its reach to other platforms, with the purchase of rival firm BlackBag adding PC and Mac forensic services to its portfolio.

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Apple releases second betas of iOS 13.3.1, iPadOS 13.3.1, watchOS 6.1.2, tvOS 13.3.1, macOS 10.15.3

Apple releases second betas of iOS 13.3.1, iPadOS 13.3.1, watchOS 6.1.2, tvOS 13.3.1, macOS 10.15.3

After a break for the holidays, Apple has returned to the beta-testing grindstone, providing developers with the second trial builds of iOS 13.3.1, iPadOS 13.3.1, watchOS 6.1.2, tvOS 13.3.1, and macOS 10.15.3.

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Apple Watch alerts YouTuber to potential tachycardia

Apple Watch alerts YouTuber to potential tachycardia

Joel Telling, who presents the YouTube channel "3D Printing Nerd," went to the emergency room after his Apple Watch Series 4 alerted him to an elevated heart rate.

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ExclusiveDeals: Save $150 to $300 on every Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro

Deals: Save $150 to $300 on every Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro

Extended by popular demand! Apple authorized resellers have extended record-breaking discounts on Apple's brand-new 16-inch MacBook Pro, delivering cash savings of up to $300 off every model, including loaded Core i9 systems, via instant rebates and exclusive coupons. Find out how to save hundreds of dollars and grab the lowest prices on the ultimate Apple laptop.