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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Apple exec who departed over office return policy joins up with Google

Apple exec who departed over office return policy joins up with Google

After his split, Apple's former director of machine learning has already moved on and has found employment with Google's DeepMind.

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Apple Card users reporting missing transactions in Wallet app

Apple Card users reporting missing transactions in Wallet app

A new bug has resulted in many Apple Card users unable to see transactions that have taken place over the past few days.

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Amber Alert on AirPods damaged teenager's hearing, lawsuit claims

Amber Alert on AirPods damaged teenager's hearing, lawsuit claims

The parents of a teenage boy in Texas claim in a new lawsuit that Apple's AirPods ruptured his eardrums when a loud Amber Alert was issued.

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FeatureThe best Swift classes & resources to learn to code for the iPad and iPhone

The best Swift classes & resources to learn to code for the iPad and iPhone

If you've ever wanted to learn to develop apps for iOS and iPadOS, there's no better time than now to start learning. Here are the best resources to help you get started.

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.

Save up to $1,000 on electronics this week at B&H Photo

Save up to $1,000 on electronics this week at B&H Photo

B&H Photo's latest discounts include markdowns of up to $1,000 off Apple gear, photography equipment, OLED TVs and more.

Apple reinstates retail employee mask mandate at about 100 US stores

Apple reinstates retail employee mask mandate at about 100 US stores

Apple is reinstating its mask mandate for retail employees at about 100 brick-and-mortar locations throughout the U.S. in response to a national rise in cases.

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Swift Playgrounds update adds App Store Connect integration for macOS users

Swift Playgrounds update adds App Store Connect integration for macOS users

Apple has updated Swift Playgrounds to version 4.1, with the latest release enabling users to build Mac apps using SwiftUI, as well as new content for both macOS and iPadOS versions.

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Apple partially postpones return to office plan, cites COVID spike

Apple partially postpones return to office plan, cites COVID spike

Blaming a rise in coronavirus cases, Apple has told staff they will have to work from offices two days per week, instead of three.

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Apple accused of anti-union tactics at Cumberland Mall retail location

Apple accused of anti-union tactics at Cumberland Mall retail location

Apple retail workers in Atlanta have accused the company of violating the National Labor Relations Act and countering an ongoing union drive at an Apple Store location in the city.

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New season of 'Home' to stream on Apple TV+ from June 17

New season of 'Home' to stream on Apple TV+ from June 17

Apple TV+ international house design series "Home," returns for a second season of inspirational tales from Friday, June 17, 2022.

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Apple MR headset project beset by technical and leadership issues

Apple MR headset project beset by technical and leadership issues

Apple has reportedly struggled to get its secretive mixed-reality headset project off the ground amid both technical and leadership challenges, though the device may still see a 2023 release.

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VideoEcobee Smart Thermostat Premium review: The best HomeKit thermostat gets better

Ecobee Smart Thermostat Premium review: The best HomeKit thermostat gets better

Ecobee has not one, but two new smart thermostats that support Apple HomeKit. Let's review both the updated Smart Thermostat Enhanced as well as the highly-capable Smart Thermostat Premium.

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Compared: AirPods Max versus Sony WH-1000XM5

Compared: AirPods Max versus Sony WH-1000XM5

The Sony WH-100XM5 are a new revision of the popular headphones priced at $400, here's how they compare to Apple's AirPods Max.

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Apple Music Live concert series returns with Harry Styles

Apple Music Live concert series returns with Harry Styles

Apple's rebranded Apple Music Live series kicks off with Harry Styles on May 20 with a live performance in New York.

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OWC unveils new version of pocket-sized Envoy Pro mini SSD

OWC unveils new version of pocket-sized Envoy Pro mini SSD

OWC has announced a new version of its pocket-sized SSD that packs full-sized performance into a form factor more akin to a standard flash or USB thumb drive.

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VideoWhich MacBook Air or MacBook Pro to buy at any price point

Which MacBook Air or MacBook Pro to buy at any price point

Apple offers a lot of choices in the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro lines across a very wide range of prices. Here's what model you should buy based on how much you want to spend.

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Apple announces iOS 16 door detection, live captions, and more accessibility features

Apple announces iOS 16 door detection, live captions, and more accessibility features

As part of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Apple has announced a slew of new iOS 16 featuresiPhone and Apple Watch users who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, or have low vision.

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Daily deals May 17: $783 refurb M1 MacBook Air, $300 off Canon EOS R camera, $500 65-inch 4K TV, more

Daily deals May 17: $783 refurb M1 MacBook Air, $300 off Canon EOS R camera, $500 65-inch 4K TV, more

Tuesday's best deals include a renewed M1 MacBook air for $783, a renewed M1 Mac mini for under $500, Razer's DeathAdder Essential gaming mouse for $18, a $500 Toshiba 65-inch 4K Smart TV, and much more.

Apple is working on improving iPhone water and pressure resistance

Apple is working on improving iPhone water and pressure resistance

Newly revealed research shows that Apple is investigating how to keep iPhone sensors working accurately while protected from high water pressure, or low air pressure.

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Musk threatens to walk away from Twitter deal over high fake user count

Musk threatens to walk away from Twitter deal over high fake user count

Elon Musk insists that the $44 billion deal for Twitter cannot continue — or the price should be lowered — unless Twitter proves claims that fake users are less than 5% of all accounts.

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Future Apple Watch may move its battery to give haptic feedback

Future Apple Watch may move its battery to give haptic feedback

Apple is investigating how to make the battery in an Apple Watch move in order to provide haptic feedback to the wearer.

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Apple testing color Electronic Paper Display foldable screens, says Kuo

Apple testing color Electronic Paper Display foldable screens, says Kuo

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that Apple is testing with an Electronic Paper Display (EPD) from a company named E Ink, which could be for a cover, or part of a folding screen.

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Monday, May 16, 2022

Apple is now selling refurbished iPad Air 4 models

Apple is now selling refurbished iPad Air 4 models

Apple is now selling refurbished models of the iPad Air 4 on the US Certified Refurbished store, allowing customers to snag savings of up to $100.

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VideoEverything new in iOS 15.5 for iPhone

Everything new in iOS 15.5 for iPhone

With iOS 15.5 officially released, we walk you through all of the changes found in this new update for iPhone including improvements to Wallet, Home, and Podcasts.

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App developers can automatically increase subscription prices in some cases

App developers can automatically increase subscription prices in some cases

On Monday, Apple announced that it would allow developers to automatically charge customers when a subscription price increases — but only in certain cases.

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Apple hosts premiere event for 'Prehistoric Planet'

Apple hosts premiere event for 'Prehistoric Planet'

Apple hosted a premiere event for its highly anticipated Apple TV+ natural history event series, "Prehistoric Planet," ahead of the series premiere on May 23.

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EditorialPopular interest in technology is declining, but tech giants aren't going anywhere

Popular interest in technology is declining, but tech giants aren't going anywhere

Overall interest in Apple products and the technology industry at large have been on a downturn for years. While there is no obvious short-term impact, big tech has already begun shifting away some of its financial power and focus away from hardware and onto greener pastures.

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UAG's Rugged Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad can survive an 8-foot drop

UAG's Rugged Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad can survive an 8-foot drop

Accessory producer Urban Armor Gear has moved into hardware with the Rugged Bluetooth Keyboard with Trackpad, a case for the 10.2-inch iPad that offers text entry and protection for the tablet.

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Apple releases macOS Big Sur 11.6.6 & Catalina 10.15.7 security update

Apple releases macOS Big Sur 11.6.6 & Catalina 10.15.7 security update

Apple has released macOS Big Sur 11.6.6 and a security update to macOS Catalina 10.15.7, bringing minor updates to the last-generation Mac operating systems likely focused on security fixes and under-the-hood improvements.

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Apple releases iOS 15.5, iPadOS 15.5, watchOS 8.6, tvOS 15.5 with bug fixes

Apple releases iOS 15.5, iPadOS 15.5, watchOS 8.6, tvOS 15.5 with bug fixes

Apple has made its updates to iOS 15.5, iPadOS 15.5, watchOS 8.6, tvOS 15.5, and Studio Display update 15.5 available to download by the public, with the releases largely consisting of bug and performance changes.

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Apple releases macOS Monterey 12.4 to the public

Apple releases macOS Monterey 12.4 to the public

Apple has shipped macOS Monterey 12.4, with the latest update provided to the public containing minor fixes and performance improvements rather than feature changes.

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Apple Podcasts gaining new features for producers, listeners

Apple Podcasts gaining new features for producers, listeners

Apple has announced that it is adding features including Delegated Delivery to Apple Podcasts, meaning content producers can more easily distribute shows.

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Apple TV+ takes flight with order for animated kids show 'Eva the Owlet'

Apple TV+ takes flight with order for animated kids show 'Eva the Owlet'

Apple is adding more to its collection of kid-oriented programming for Apple TV+ with a series order for "Eva the Owlet," an animated show based on the best-selling Scholastic book series "Owl Diaries."

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VideoEverything we know about the 'Apple Watch Series 8' and what it may look like

Everything we know about the 'Apple Watch Series 8' and what it may look like

The "Apple Watch Series 8" is expected to adopt an entirely new design in late 2022. Here's what it may look like and what to expect.

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ExclusiveDeals: Apple's 1TB 14-inch MacBook Pro (16-core GPU) is $200 off, in stock

Deals: Apple's 1TB 14-inch MacBook Pro (16-core GPU) is $200 off, in stock

Backordered at Apple until late July, Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama has 14-inch MacBook Pro units in stock and ready to ship right now when equipped with a 16-core GPU and 1TB SSD.

Apple unveils full trailer for season 3 of 'For All Mankind'

Apple unveils full trailer for season 3 of 'For All Mankind'

A full-length trailer for the new third season of "For All Mankind" on Apple TV+ shows the race to Mars, and the dangers to be found there, as the acclaimed drama returns on June 10, 2022.

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Sonos' Ray soundbar, Leviton Decora, Aqara smart lock and more on HomeKit Insider

Sonos' Ray soundbar, Leviton Decora, Aqara smart lock and more on HomeKit Insider

In this week's episode of HomeKit Insider, we talk about the launch of the Sonos Ray soundbar, discuss the new Aqara smart lock with Home Key, and more.

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TipsHow to block phone numbers in iOS 15

How to block phone numbers in iOS 15

While unwanted phone calls are a part of everyday life, your iPhone offers a few different options for silencing particularly persistent callers. Here's how you can block or silence unwanted calls on iOS 15.