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Saturday, March 06, 2021

iPhone 11 reunited with owner after spending 6 months in a lake

iPhone 11 reunited with owner after spending 6 months in a lake

A diver has recovered an iPhone 11 from the bottom of a lake in British Columbia, one that managed to survive submerged for almost 6 months.

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Coding error locks author with last name 'True' out of iCloud

Coding error locks author with last name 'True' out of iCloud

A seeming flaw in iCloud's coding has seemingly prevented an author from being able to access her account, due to its interpretation of her surname "True."

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Apple to pay more tax in UK following EU profit-shifting law repeal

Apple to pay more tax in UK following EU profit-shifting law repeal

Apple could be made to pay more tax on earnings from the United Kingdom, proposals from the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak suggest, with a repeal of legislation potentially affecting how tech giants manipulate their taxes on the way.

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Ongoing & enormous Microsoft Exchange server hack hits 30,000 US groups

Ongoing & enormous Microsoft Exchange server hack hits 30,000 US groups

The Hafnium hacking group in China has allegedly hacked at least 30,000 organizations in the United States using Microsoft Exchange Server, with the group said to have increased its activity in the wake of the hack's initial reports.

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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.

Adult content filters for iPhone and iPad required under Utah bill

Adult content filters for iPhone and iPad required under Utah bill

A bill was approved in Utah to force smartphone and tablet producers to include automatic filters blocking pornography, a feature Apple offers users in iOS.

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Apple discontinues iMac Pro, available 'while supplies last'

Apple discontinues iMac Pro, available 'while supplies last'

Apple appears to have discontinued the iMac Pro, with the Mac model now only available in a single configuration but only "While supplies last."

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Friday, March 05, 2021

Deals: Apple Magic Keyboard for 12.9-inch iPad Pro falls to record low $250 ($100 off)

Deals: Apple Magic Keyboard for 12.9-inch iPad Pro falls to record low $250 ($100 off)

After slashing the price of the 11-inch version, Amazon has now dropped Apple's Magic Keyboard for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro to a record low $249.99. Save $100 while supplies last.

TipsHow to fix Photoshop's 'could not complete your request because of a program error' problem

How to fix Photoshop's 'could not complete your request because of a program error' problem

If Photoshop seems to be fighting you at every turn, and you keep getting told that it "could not complete your request because of a program error," here's how to fix some common problems to help get it running smoothly again.

Apple releases bug fixes for Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Motion, Compressor

Apple releases bug fixes for Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Motion, Compressor

The professional video and effects apps Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Motion, and Compressor for Mac have been updated with general bug fixes and improvements.

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Apple TV+ series 'In With The Devil' gains Ray Liotta

Apple TV+ series 'In With The Devil' gains Ray Liotta

Ray Liotta will make a return to series television in the forthcoming Apple TV+ adaptation of "In With The Devil."

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Lawsuit over refurbished Apple service replacements heading to trial in August

Lawsuit over refurbished Apple service replacements heading to trial in August

Five years after filing, a class action lawsuit accusing Apple of providing repair replacement devices that aren't "equivalent to new in reliability and performance" is set to go to trial in August.

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Apple releases watchOS 7.4 public beta three to testers

Apple releases watchOS 7.4 public beta three to testers

Apple has made the third public betas of watchOS 7.4 available for download.

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Apple TV+ show 'Dear...' renewed for a second season

Apple TV+ show 'Dear...' renewed for a second season

Apple has renewed the Apple TV+ docuseries "Dear..." for a second season with ten new episodes featuring all-new superstar guests.

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TipsHow to shoot and edit ProRAW on iPhone 12 Pro

How to shoot and edit ProRAW on iPhone 12 Pro

Apple has added the new, higher-quality ProRAW image format for the iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max, but handling it is more than tapping on a button.

Apple says it wants each Fitness+ workout to be 'a piece of art'

Apple says it wants each Fitness+ workout to be 'a piece of art'

From the design of its Santa Monica studios to the selection of its trainers, Apple Fitness+ was made to make working out "a little easier, a little more motivating, and a little simpler to measure."

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TipsHow to use the LiDAR scanner in iPhone 12 Pro

How to use the LiDAR scanner in iPhone 12 Pro

You've got a LiDAR scanner if you've got an iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, or an iPad Pro, but Apple doesn't appear to give you any way to use it. Here's how you can, what you need, and why LiDAR is so useful.

'Bark worse than the bite' in EU Apple antitrust probe, analysts believe

'Bark worse than the bite' in EU Apple antitrust probe, analysts believe

A European Commission investigation into whether Apple disadvantages Apple Music rivals is wrapping up and charges against Apple are expected. However, analysts believe the "bark is a lot worse than the bite."

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Leading big tech critic Tim Wu tapped to help shape US competition policy

Leading big tech critic Tim Wu tapped to help shape US competition policy

As Apple lobbies against App Store regulation and antitrust concerns, President Biden has appointed one of big tech's most vocal critics to help guide technology and competition policy.

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Senate seeks to spur U.S. processor manufacturing with $30 billion fund

Senate seeks to spur U.S. processor manufacturing with $30 billion fund

A new $30 billion fund is being considered by the U.S. Senate to spur American chipset manufacturing in a new effort to reduce reliance on China.

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Feature'iPhone 13' rumors, Clubhouse, Apple Card fiasco on the AppleInsider podcast

'iPhone 13' rumors, Clubhouse, Apple Card fiasco on the AppleInsider podcast

This week, on the AppleInsider Podcast, we discuss predictions of the iPhone roadmap through 2023, original MagSafe's potential return to a future Mac, and our privacy concerns with Clubhouse.

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Apple TV+ earns three Saturn Award nominations

Apple TV+ earns three Saturn Award nominations

"For All Mankind," "Servant," and "Amazing Stories" are nominated for Saturn Awards, the first time Apple TV+ has been eligible for the science fiction ceremony.

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Microsoft releases M1-native Visual Studio Code for developing apps

Microsoft releases M1-native Visual Studio Code for developing apps

Microsoft's app development software Visual Studio Code has been updated to run natively on Apple Silicon M1.

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Lunar details a 'very exciting time' for high end Mac Pro, Apple Silicon

Lunar details a 'very exciting time' for high end Mac Pro, Apple Silicon

Lunar Animation, the UK-based digital production firm behind the last "Jumanji" film, was an early and enthusiastic adopter of Apple's all-new 2019 Mac Pro and the Pro Display XDR that debuted alongside it. A year later, the firm has detailed more of its Mac Pro experiences while anticipating the Mac's high-end migration to Apple Silicon.

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Apple Watch far outsold all other smartwatches in Q4 2020

Apple Watch far outsold all other smartwatches in Q4 2020

New research shows that 40% of smartwatches sold in the fourth quarter of 2020 were Apple Watches, with the Apple Watch SE and Apple Watch Series 6 selling an estimated 12.9 million between them.

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Rumor: Apple to launch 10.9-inch OLED iPad in 2022, mulls OLED iPad Pro and MacBook Pro

Rumor: Apple to launch 10.9-inch OLED iPad in 2022, mulls OLED iPad Pro and MacBook Pro

Apple is rumored to be working on an OLED iPad variant for release in early 2022, with the company also considering integration of the display technology in high-end iPad Pro and MacBook Pro models.

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Thursday, March 04, 2021

Apple sends out $500 promo codes for returned DTK units

Apple sends out $500 promo codes for returned DTK units

Developers who sent their Developer Transition Kits to Apple are now receiving digital vouchers worth $500, a credit for returning what the company deems "leased" equipment.

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Latest Apple Pay promo nets 10% in Bed Bath & Beyond rewards

Latest Apple Pay promo nets 10% in Bed Bath & Beyond rewards

A new Apple Pay promotion kicked off on Thursday, offering Bed Bath & Beyond customers 10% back on purchases in the form of My Funds rewards when using Apple's payments service at checkout.

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Bipartisan senator group calls on FCC to dramatically boost broadband definition

Bipartisan senator group calls on FCC to dramatically boost broadband definition

A group of U.S. senators have called on the Federal Communications Commission to "establish a 21st century definition of high-speed broadband" of 100 megabits per second for both uploads and downloads.

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Apple TV+ show 'Ted Lasso' gains Sarah Niles for recurring role

Apple TV+ show 'Ted Lasso' gains Sarah Niles for recurring role

Sarah Niles, popular for shows like "I May Destroy You," joins Apple TV+ "Ted Lasso" as a sports psychologist working for AFC Richmond.

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Nikon releases free NX Studio photo management & editing app for Mac users

Nikon releases free NX Studio photo management & editing app for Mac users

Nikon's NX Studio is a free app that combines post-shooting management as well as editing software for an all-in-one pro solution — and it is now available for Mac and PC.

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Apple clarifies that Siri isn't setting a default music service in iOS 14.5

Apple clarifies that Siri isn't setting a default music service in iOS 14.5

Apple has clarified that a Siri feature in iOS 14.5 asking users to select a music service isn't actually setting a default streaming platform.

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Researchers reverse-engineer Find My, detail potential privacy & security issues

Researchers reverse-engineer Find My, detail potential privacy & security issues

A team of security researchers managed to hack Apple's Find My protocol to test its security and privacy, and they've created an open-source app that allows users to create their own "AirTags."

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LinkedIn will stop using IDFA ahead of iOS App Tracking Transparency launch

LinkedIn will stop using IDFA ahead of iOS App Tracking Transparency launch

LinkedIn has announced that it will stop using the Identifier for Advertiser tracking tag ahead of the launch of Apple's App Tracking Transparency iOS 14 privacy feature.

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Plex adds Apple TV app support for on-demand content

Plex adds Apple TV app support for on-demand content

After initially launching to beta users, Plex has now rolled out integration with the Apple TV app to all users.

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Apple releases third developer beta of watchOS 7.4

Apple releases third developer beta of watchOS 7.4

Apple has released the third developer beta for watchOS 7.4, just a couple of days after the iOS and macOS betas were released.

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New 'Sonos Roam' portable speaker rumored for April release

New 'Sonos Roam' portable speaker rumored for April release

Sonos's newest portable speaker is smaller and lighter than the company's existing Move, and expected to retail for $169, with devices shipping on April 20.

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ExclusiveDeals: grab Apple's M1 Mac mini for $665, plus save up to $110 on 16GB models

Deals: grab Apple's M1 Mac mini for $665, plus save up to $110 on 16GB models

Apple's M1 Mac mini is marked down heading into the weekend, with prices dropping to as low as $665 with coupon and discounts of up to $110 off.

Apple brings back 'AirTags' anti-stalking feature in latest iOS 14.5 beta

Apple brings back 'AirTags' anti-stalking feature in latest iOS 14.5 beta

Previously seen in an iOS beta in November 2020, "Item Safety Features" are an anti-stalking protection for "AirTags" which has returned in the latest iOS 14.5 for developers.

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