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Thursday, July 19, 2018

VideoHands on with Apple's 15-inch 2018 MacBook Pro with i7 processor

Hands on with Apple's 15-inch 2018 MacBook Pro with i7 processor

Apple's latest MacBook Pro refresh launched a week ago, and we've now spent some time with the base 15-inch model with six-core i7 processor. Read on for our first look and impressions as well as benchmarks for what will be one of the most popular MacBook Pro configurations.

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Saturday, July 21, 2018

VideoComparing the Dell XPS 13 9370 versus Apple's 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

Comparing the Dell XPS 13 9370 versus Apple's 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar gets some pretty substantial improvements for 2018, with a beefier processor, faster GPU and new True Tone display. The upgrades bring the small form factor Pro on par with Dell's XPS 13, our all-time favorite Windows laptop. But which one is right for you?

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App Roundup: Skype 8, Roxio Toast 17, Uber, KeyCue 9, more!

App Roundup: Skype 8, Roxio Toast 17, Uber, KeyCue 9, more!

New apps and updates to existing software are pushed to the App Store and other online marketplaces all the time, and there are simply too many of them to keep track of all changes. AppleInsider collects together some macOS and iOS app highlights from the last week that you should know about.

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This week on AI: Meet the 2018 MacBook Pro line, take a look at a new beta of Mojave & iOS 12, and more

This week on AI: Meet the 2018 MacBook Pro line, take a look at a new beta of Mojave & iOS 12, and more

Going hands on with the 15-inch MacBook Pro, Apple rolling out a fourth beta release set, and loads more, this week on AppleInsider.

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Friday, July 20, 2018

'Love Notes to Newton' is documentary about the before-its-time '90s Apple product

'Love Notes to Newton' is documentary about the before-its-time '90s Apple product

"Love Notes to Newton," which premieres this week, looks at the rise and quick fall of Apple's John Sculley-era personal digital assistant, and talks to both the original Newton team plus the small fanbase of enthusiasts that still remain.

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ExclusiveKiller Deals: Save $50 on Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro with no tax in 48 states & 0% financing

Killer Deals: Save $50 on Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro with no tax in 48 states & 0% financing

The first material discount on Apple's brand-new 2018 MacBook Pro has arrived, and it's available exclusively at AppleInsider. Save $50 on every 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar with coupon, plus no sales tax outside NY and NJ and no interest financing for 12 months.

You are the product if you use a Roku streamer, says company CEO

You are the product if you use a Roku streamer, says company CEO

In an interview, the Roku CEO admits that the streaming device firm is in the "ad and content" business, rather than the hardware one.

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VideoEverything new in macOS Mojave beta 4: New dynamic wallpaper & more

Everything new in macOS Mojave beta 4: New dynamic wallpaper & more

Earlier this week, Apple released the fourth beta of macOS Mojave to developers, and the third beta to public beta testers. Unlike beta three, there were actually quite a few changes in this update, including a new dynamic desktop wallpaper.

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Save up to $1,400 on Apple hardware during the Amazing Mac Savings blowout event

Save up to $1,400 on Apple hardware during the Amazing Mac Savings blowout event

Apple authorized resellers are slashing prices on Apple hardware with the lowest prices anywhere on AirPods, MacBook Pros, iMacs and more. Discounts include $400 off 2017 15" MacBook Pros, up to $250 off 13" models, and $250-$500 off iMacs. Snap up the savings while supplies last.

TRAI anti-spam app rules could force iPhones off Indian phone networks

TRAI anti-spam app rules could force iPhones off Indian phone networks

Apple's reluctance to allow a spam-reporting iOS app from India's Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRAI) onto the App Store may be bad news to its customers, after the regulator introduced a new policy that could force carriers to ban iPhones from their mobile networks if the app isn't accepted.

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Major renovation coming to first Apple Store at Tysons Corner, Virginia

Major renovation coming to first Apple Store at Tysons Corner, Virginia

According to permits filed in Virginia, the Tysons Corner Mall Apple store is looking at a big renovation at some point in the future, including demolition.

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Samsung continues attacking iPhone and Apple Stores in ad campaign

Samsung continues attacking iPhone and Apple Stores in ad campaign

Samsung is continuing to attack the iPhone in its "Ingenious" ad campaign, introducing three more videos ridiculing Apple over the iPhone's removal of the headphone jack, not including a fast-charging adapter in the box, and its photographic abilities.

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Hands-OnBetterTouchTool is the app the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar needs

BetterTouchTool is the app the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar needs

BetterTouchTool is a venerable app that has always brought countless tools to any Mac with a trackpad. Add it to a MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, though, and you could become a fan of that little OLED strip. AppleInsider checks it out.

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Apple retail expands HomeKit demos with Nanoleaf Remote hands-on area

Apple retail expands HomeKit demos with Nanoleaf Remote hands-on area

Apple is expanding their in-store HomeKit marketing and demonstrations in-store with a new hands-on display featuring the Nanoleaf Remote and the company's colorful LED light panels.

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FeatureThe best photo print services to use now that Apple's Photo Print Products is ending

The best photo print services to use now that Apple's Photo Print Products is ending

Apple is putting an end to orders through its Photo Print Products service after Sept. 30. If you've been a regular user, here are some alternative digital services for making calendars and photo books.

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FeaturePodcast discusses new MacBook Pro keyboard and thermal throttling, Siri, Thunderbolt 3

Podcast discusses new MacBook Pro keyboard and thermal throttling, Siri, Thunderbolt 3

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and Andrew discuss the new MacBook Pro, keyboards, and Mike joins us to talk about Siri, eGPU and the difficulties with ThunderBolt 3, USB-C, and the trouble with sorting cables that all look the same.

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U.S. trade rulings could impose 10-percent import tariff on Apple Watch

U.S. trade rulings could impose 10-percent import tariff on Apple Watch

Despite assurances that the iPhone will not be impacted by U.S. import tariffs against Chinese goods, Apple may still be affected, with the Apple Watch listed alongside fitness trackers and other accessories assembled in the country under new proposals.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

See photos from this year's 11th annual iPhone Photography Awards

See photos from this year's 11th annual iPhone Photography Awards

Winners for the 11th annual iPhone Photgraphy Awards were announced on Thursday evening, selected from among thousands of entrants, representing 140 countries from around the globe.

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ElevationLab's NightPad is a minimalistic wireless charger for iPhone

ElevationLab's NightPad is a minimalistic wireless charger for iPhone

The new ElevationLab NightPad Wireless Charger is a minimalist Qi charging pad intended for bed-side. Just for AppleInsider readers, we also have an exclusive discount code down below.

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MacBook Pro keyboard silicone eases but doesn't solve dust ingress issue

MacBook Pro keyboard silicone eases but doesn't solve dust ingress issue

The addition of the silicone membrane to the butterfly keyboard in the 2018 MacBook Pro may not be that effective in keeping the mechanism free from debris, after testing shows particles can still bypass the protection and cause issues with typing.

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Wemo Mini Smart Plug first HomeKit product to use software authentication

Wemo Mini Smart Plug first HomeKit product to use software authentication

A firmware update to the Wemo Smart Plug makes the product the first of its kind to offer Apple HomeKit software authentication.

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Melbourne Apple Store proposal loses controversial 'pagoda' design

Melbourne Apple Store proposal loses controversial 'pagoda' design

Apple has changed its plans for its first Global Flagship store in Melbourne, Australia, revising the design of its Federation Square retail outlet from the pagoda-inspired structure to a much simpler design, following criticism from the public.

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FeatureTop 5 utilities that every new Mac user needs

Top 5 utilities that every new Mac user needs

They're not your everyday workhorse apps like a word processor or spreadsheet, but these extras are what makes it worth having a Mac. AppleInsider picks the utilities that pack the most punch.

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BlackMagic eGPU not just for HDMI and Thunderbolt 3 displays, but also for any USB-C monitor

BlackMagic eGPU not just for HDMI and Thunderbolt 3 displays, but also for any USB-C monitor

The Blackmagic eGPU isn't just the first one to accelerate the Thunderbolt 3 LG Ultrafine 5K, but will boost any two displays that can connect to the unit with USB-C or HDMI.

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'Think Different' ad man Ken Segall suggests Jobs' innovative spirit still alive at Apple

'Think Different' ad man Ken Segall suggests Jobs' innovative spirit still alive at Apple

Ken Segall, the former creative director of the ad agency behind Apple's iconic 'Think Different' commercial, believes the influence of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs continues to help the company innovate, according to comments made in South Korea.

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Disney will acquire 21st Century Fox assets for $70B after Comcast drops bid

Disney will acquire 21st Century Fox assets for $70B after Comcast drops bid

Disney has won the battle for 21st Century Fox, with Comcast surrendering the field to Apple's ally.

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TSMC relying on 2018 iPhone to improve financials after bad quarter

TSMC relying on 2018 iPhone to improve financials after bad quarter

Chip manufacturer and Apple partner now says sales will grow by "a high single-digit percentage" this year, rather than 10 percent.

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13-inch 2018 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar has full speed on all Thunderbolt 3 ports

13-inch 2018 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar has full speed on all Thunderbolt 3 ports

According to Apple documentation, the old bandwidth limitation on the 13-inch MacBook Pro is a thing of the past.

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Apple uses art to promote Milan Piazza Liberty store ahead of July 26 opening

Apple uses art to promote Milan Piazza Liberty store ahead of July 26 opening

Apple is celebrating the opening of its Piazza Liberty store in Milan on July 26 with art, using works from a number of artists and a colorful Apple logo on the outside of the store, along with promoting Today At Apple sessions with a creative focus.

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In stock alert: B&H is now shipping Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro with no tax in most states

In stock alert: B&H is now shipping Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro with no tax in most states

Apple authorized reseller B&H is now shipping the standard 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and an upgraded 15-inch model with no sales tax collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ. Other upgraded models are expected to arrive in the next one to two weeks, so secure your place in line today.

Huawei trying to beat Apple's iPhone shipments to become second-biggest smartphone company

Huawei trying to beat Apple's iPhone shipments to become second-biggest smartphone company

Apple may lose its second-place spot behind Samsung in the global smartphone market in the future, after Chinese mobile device producer Huawei declared it will attempt to ship 200 million smartphones before the end of 2018.

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Conflicting information distributed inside Apple about reason for silicone MacBook Pro keyboard seal

Conflicting information distributed inside Apple about reason for silicone MacBook Pro keyboard seal

A pair of documents covering Apple's service policies and procedures conflict on the reasoning for the silicone gasket around the key mechanisms in the new 2018 MacBook Pro.

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ExclusiveKiller Deals: Save up to $350 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states & 0% financing [u]

Killer Deals: Save up to $350 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states & 0% financing [u]

AppleInsider readers can take advantage of exclusive coupons and instant discounts this week to instantly save between $50 and $350 on every Mid 2017 MacBook Pro, including Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15" MacBook Pro. Plus, sales tax will not be collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ and systems qualify for 0% financing OAC.

Enter to win two tickets to the Silicon Valley premiere of 'General Magic'

Enter to win two tickets to the Silicon Valley premiere of 'General Magic'

The film, which tells the story of a group of Apple veterans who invented a smartphone-like device 15 years too early, will have its area premiere July 26 in San Jose. AppleInsider and General Magic are partnering up to give away 25 pairs of tickets to the premiere. Find out how to enter today.

Future Apple Watch add-ons could help you avoid sunburn

Future Apple Watch add-ons could help you avoid sunburn

While Apple denies it will be launching smart glasses anytime soon, the company is seemingly still working on ways wearable devices could help its customers, including protecting them from sunburn and expanding the utility of the Apple Watch.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

AI guru Tom Gruber, last of the Siri founders, retires from Apple

AI guru Tom Gruber, last of the Siri founders, retires from Apple

Tom Gruber, an artificial intelligence expert who cofounded Siri, Inc., prior to its purchase by Apple, has announced his retirement from the company, becoming the last of Siri's three cofounders to leave Apple.

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New lawsuit claims Apple infringed on lead-free solder alloy patent in iPhones

New lawsuit claims Apple infringed on lead-free solder alloy patent in iPhones

In the latest patent infringement suit against Apple, Singapore Asahi Chemical & Solder Industries PTE Ltd. has brought suit in Ohio, alleging that the company infringed on its solder patent in the manufacturing of several different iPhones.

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FeatureTested: Thermal conditions in the 2018 i9 MacBook Pro dramatically hampering performance

Tested: Thermal conditions in the 2018 i9 MacBook Pro dramatically hampering performance

AppleInsider has both an i7 and i9 2018 MacBook Pro on hand, and it's time to do our own testing on the thermal throttling situation that positively afflicts the i9 model — at least at launch.

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Apple self-driving car fleet grows to 66 vehicles in California

Apple self-driving car fleet grows to 66 vehicles in California

Apple is continuing to increase the number of autonomous vehicles it has on the roads for testing, reportedly registering more vehicles with the Californian Department of Motor Vehicles to bring the fleet up to 66 self-driving cars operating in the state.

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