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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

First Google Store takes an opposite approach from Apple retail

First Google Store takes an opposite approach from Apple retail

Google is launching its first brick-and-mortar retail store on Thursday, and the design of the location is being billed as an "anti-Apple" experience.

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Apple Watch users accidentally call 911, cause problems for local police

Apple Watch users accidentally call 911, cause problems for local police

A local police department in Kansas says they're seeing accidental calls that appear to be originating from Apple Watch devices, with the errant summons pulling resources away from actual emergencies.

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Apple TV+ adds six new cast members to upcoming thriller 'Surface'

Apple TV+ adds six new cast members to upcoming thriller 'Surface'

Apple TV+ has signed six more cast members for upcoming psychological thriller "Surface," including Oliver Jackson-Cohen and Stephan James.

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VideoAuto Translate in iPadOS 15 promises new face-to-face conversation experience

Auto Translate in iPadOS 15 promises new face-to-face conversation experience

The new Translate app on iPadOS 15 includes a new Auto Translate feature, where conversations in two languages can be translated in real-time.

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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.

Facebook to launch podcast feature on June 22

Facebook to launch podcast feature on June 22

Facebook will begin rolling out its podcast feature to creators on June 22, allowing podcasters to easily publish new episodes to the social network.

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ReviewHunter Douglas PowerView shades review: The most luxe experience a HomeKit user could ask for

Hunter Douglas PowerView shades review: The most luxe experience a HomeKit user could ask for

There are few names as recognizable as Hunter Douglas when it comes to custom interior home shades. We found the company's PowerView line is about as luxe as it gets with a dizzying array of designs and materials as well as top-notch HomeKit support.

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Proposed antitrust bills would ban Apple from preinstalling its own iOS apps

Proposed antitrust bills would ban Apple from preinstalling its own iOS apps

If enacted into law as-is, a piece of antitrust legislation recently introduced by the U.S. House would make it illegal for Apple to offer first-party preinstalled apps like Pages, Music, and Maps on iPhone.

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Apple's Tim Cook: EU big tech rules threaten iPhone security

Apple's Tim Cook: EU big tech rules threaten iPhone security

In a wide-reaching conversation, Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke harshly about the European Union's proposed rules for big tech control, and also said he is excited about the potential for augmented reality to "enhance life" beyond just iOS.

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US House will mark up & modify antitrust legislation bills in late June

US House will mark up & modify antitrust legislation bills in late June

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee will soon begin reviewing five sweeping bills that could target Big Tech with increased antitrust regulations and enforcement.

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ExclusiveDeals: M1 MacBook Pro hits record low $1,089 ($210 off), plus $50 off AppleCare

Deals: M1 MacBook Pro hits record low $1,089 ($210 off), plus $50 off AppleCare

In what is a record-breaking discount on Apple's latest MacBook Pro, AppleInsider readers can exclusively save $210 on the standard M1 model in addition to $50 off AppleCare.

TipsHow find, manage, and listen to your Apple Podcast Subscriptions

How find, manage, and listen to your Apple Podcast Subscriptions

Apple's Podcast Subscriptions work significantly differently from all other Apple subscription services. Here's what to know, and how to make the most of the service.

Second season of Apple TV+ series 'Truth Be Told' debuts on August 20

Second season of Apple TV+ series 'Truth Be Told' debuts on August 20

Apple has shared a teaser for the second season of podcast-focused crime drama "Truth Be Told," which the company said will arrive on Apple TV+ in August.

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Apple VP talks new Apple Health features, potential AirPods integration

Apple VP talks new Apple Health features, potential AirPods integration

After the WWDC reveal of WatchOS 7, Apple vice president of technology Kevin Lynch spoke about the evolution of Apple Health features, and how he sees the health monitoring potential of "Sensor Fusion" in more Apple devices like AirPods.

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Apple may have been planning black ceramic Apple Watch Series 5

Apple may have been planning black ceramic Apple Watch Series 5

Newly released photos allegedly show a black ceramic Apple Watch Series 5 that was never released.

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Apple resolves problem with Apple Card in-store Apple Pay purchases

Apple resolves problem with Apple Card in-store Apple Pay purchases

Two days after it was initially reported, Apple has now announced that it has resolved an issue that was preventing some Apple Card users trying to make purchases in stores.

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Antitrust scholar Lina Khan is confirmed as new FTC chair

Antitrust scholar Lina Khan is confirmed as new FTC chair

The Federal Trade Commission's new chair has been confirmed as legal scholar Lina Khan, who has previously maintained that current laws do not sufficiently counter Big Tech anti-competition concerns.

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Scuttled 'Apple Doctor' would have connected consumers with healthcare

Scuttled 'Apple Doctor' would have connected consumers with healthcare

Apple has reportedly spent years testing its own primary care clinics with the ultimate goal of offering this service to customers, but the company's health focus has moved to Apple Watch.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

ExclusiveM1 iPad Pro specials: save $70 to $140 instantly, plus get up to $705 for your old device

M1 iPad Pro specials: save $70 to $140 instantly, plus get up to $705 for your old device

Released mere weeks ago, Apple's M1 iPad Pro 12.9-inch is already discounted by up to $140 exclusively for AppleInsider readers. Plus, trade in your old iPad Pro and get up to $705 to use toward a future purchase at Adorama.

Disney not considering cheaper, ad-supported Disney+ tier

Disney not considering cheaper, ad-supported Disney+ tier

While other streaming services experiment with ad-supported tiers to grow subscriber numbers, Disney is content with keeping its premium Disney+ service a completely for-pay experience.

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Sonos criticizes Google, Amazon, and Apple at Senate antitrust hearing

Sonos criticizes Google, Amazon, and Apple at Senate antitrust hearing

Sonos' chief legal officer on Tuesday testified before a U.S. Senate antitrust subcommittee about the smart home market dominance of companies like Google, Amazon, and Apple.

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Mayo Clinic launches Apple Health Records integration on iPhone

Mayo Clinic launches Apple Health Records integration on iPhone

The Mayo Clinic has launched support for the Apple Health Records feature on iPhone, allowing patients to easily add medical data to the Health app.

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Three App Store classics are re-launching soon on Apple Arcade

Three App Store classics are re-launching soon on Apple Arcade

Apple Arcade has three rebuilt games coming soon — "Angry Birds Reloaded," "Doodle God Universe," and "Alto's Odyssey: The Lost City."

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Apple Music Spatial Audio coming to India soon

Apple Music Spatial Audio coming to India soon

Apple announces its new Spatial Audio feature will be coming to India soon after users report the feature was not consistently available.

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TipsHow to get the most out of Safari bookmarks before macOS Monterey

How to get the most out of Safari bookmarks before macOS Monterey

Apple's forthcoming macOS Monterey promises to make saving and using Safari bookmarks faster. Here's how to improve them now, and prepare for what's next.

Windows 11 leaks invoke Windows 10x design, tease new Start menu

Windows 11 leaks invoke Windows 10x design, tease new Start menu

Windows 11 will shake up its interface with a new Start menu and bring the taskbar toward the center of the screen, a move that echoes the positioning of the dock in macOS.

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VideoFiles app gets much better thanks to iPadOS 15

Files app gets much better thanks to iPadOS 15

When iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 land on millions of user's devices it will bring a massive influx of new features. The list of additions spans the entirety of the OS, but here we will walk you through all of the changes coming to the Files app.

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Tim Berners-Lee auctioning original World Wide Web source code as NFT

Tim Berners-Lee auctioning original World Wide Web source code as NFT

The original source code for the World Wide Web is being auctioned off as a non-fungible token (NFT) by its inventor, Sir Tim Berners-Lee.

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Apple's App Store again hit over LGBTQ+ app censorship

Apple's App Store again hit over LGBTQ+ app censorship

Apple has been called out by digital rights groups for enabling governments around the world to censor LGBTQ+ content, with the App Store allegedly blocking access to specific apps to appease governments.

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EditorialUSA's 2023 Real ID air travel requirement could benefit from Apple's iOS 15 digital driver's licenses

USA's 2023 Real ID air travel requirement could benefit from Apple's iOS 15 digital driver's licenses

Repeatedly delayed, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Real ID enforcement, which will require more secure identification credentials for domestic air travel by May 2023, could see even stronger uptake once Apple launches digital driver's licenses in its upcoming iOS 15 update.

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Apple shares trailer for 'Central Park' season two, coming June 25

Apple shares trailer for 'Central Park' season two, coming June 25

Apple has shared a new trailer for season two of musical comedy "Central Park," slated to debut on Apple TV+ on Friday, June 25.

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ExclusiveLoaded M1 MacBook Air dips to $1,349, plus $40 off AppleCare

Loaded M1 MacBook Air dips to $1,349, plus $40 off AppleCare

A daily driver for many, Apple's MacBook Air is a solid choice for users seeking an ultraportable notebook with the latest M1 chip. This loaded model with an 8-core GPU, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD is $100 off on top of $40 off AppleCare exclusively for readers.

ReviewSonnet DuoModo Review: Modular & compact Mac mini PCI-e and eGPU expansion

Sonnet DuoModo Review: Modular & compact Mac mini PCI-e and eGPU expansion

On Tuesday, Sonnet announced the DuoModo expansion system that can enclose your Mac mini, and either PCI-E expansion cards or a video card, in a compact space not much larger than just an eGPU enclosure itself — and we've been creating content with it for a month.

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FeatureCompared: Beats Studio Buds vs AirPods, AirPods Pro, and Powerbeats Pro

Compared: Beats Studio Buds vs AirPods, AirPods Pro, and Powerbeats Pro

With the launch of the Beats Studio Buds, Apple now has a total of four wireless earbuds it sells to consumers. Here's how the newcomers face against AirPods, AirPods Pro, and Beats Powerbeats Pro.

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Apple researching network broadcast strength to refine Siri location-based responses

Apple researching network broadcast strength to refine Siri location-based responses

Apple is continuing to refine a system for sharing information and context between devices with Siri, allowing for more nuanced and location-aware voice commands.

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TipsHow to make Mac notifications show longer, or leave faster

How to make Mac notifications show longer, or leave faster

You can't always turn on Do Not Disturb to get rid of all distracting notifications, but there are ways to make them less distracting — or more convenient — in macOS.

Ikea HomeKit-compatible Symfonisk picture frame speaker coming July 15

Ikea HomeKit-compatible Symfonisk picture frame speaker coming July 15

The Sonos and Ikea collaboration has announced that the previously leaked HomeKit-compatible picture Symfonisk frame speaker will be available on July 15.

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Apogee announces Duet 3 USB audio interface for gaming, streaming, music creation

Apogee announces Duet 3 USB audio interface for gaming, streaming, music creation

Apogee's brand new Duet 3 is a sleek, low-profile USB audio interface for creative professionals, and optimized for Logic Pro X.

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Twelve South releases MagSafe compatible SurfacePad for iPhone 12

Twelve South releases MagSafe compatible SurfacePad for iPhone 12

The SurfacePad by Twelve South is a minimalist leather wallet case for iPhone 12 and allows MagSafe charging through the case.

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