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Friday, April 16, 2021

Firefox 90 to remove browser's built-in FTP support

Firefox 90 to remove browser's built-in FTP support

After steadily deprecating the ability to FTP files from within Firefox, Mozilla is to remove the feature entirely from its version 90 release later this year.

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ReviewApple TV+ review: 'Tiny World' and 'Earth at Night in Color' keep up the wonder in second seasons

Apple TV+ review: 'Tiny World' and 'Earth at Night in Color' keep up the wonder in second seasons

Just in time for Earth Day, Apple brings new seasons of its fine nature shows "Tiny World" and "Earth at Night in Color," mere months after their initial debuts.

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Leak shows much larger 'iPhone 13 Pro Max' camera, slightly thicker chassis

Leak shows much larger 'iPhone 13 Pro Max' camera, slightly thicker chassis

New 3D-printed mockups based on leaked designs for the "iPhone 13" range backup previous claims of a thicker chassis, but also significantly larger camera bump on the "iPhone 13 Pro Max."

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Apple's Lisa Jackson joins Time 2030: 'Equity should be the bedrock of environmental progress'

Apple's Lisa Jackson joins Time 2030: 'Equity should be the bedrock of environmental progress'

Apple's Lisa Jackson has joined the Time 2030 Committee, penning a brief article stressing the need to tackle climate change by working with the communities most impacted by it.

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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.

Scam children's app on App Store flips to bogus online casino for users in Turkey

Scam children's app on App Store flips to bogus online casino for users in Turkey

An iPhone app — now apparently pulled by Apple — posed as a children's game while hiding an online casino for users in Turkey and other countries.

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Whale documentary 'Fathom' surfaces on Apple TV+ on June 25

Whale documentary 'Fathom' surfaces on Apple TV+ on June 25

Two scientist embark on a quest to unravel the mystery of why whales sing on new Apple TV+ documentary "Fathom."

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San Francisco Bay Area Clipper Card now supports Apple Pay with Express Transit

San Francisco Bay Area Clipper Card now supports Apple Pay with Express Transit

The Clipper Card can be added to Apple Pay and used with Express Transit features in the San Fransisco Bay area.

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Top 5 Apple deals on Amazon this week

Top 5 Apple deals on Amazon this week

April is a bargain hunter's dream, with fresh Apple deals on Amazon knocking hundreds off iMacs — plus AirPods Pro for $197, the return of the $799 512GB Mac mini, new M1 MacBook Air deals, and iPad savings.

Mobile gaming company AppLovin raises $1.8B in IPO

Mobile gaming company AppLovin raises $1.8B in IPO

Mobile gaming company AppLovin has raised $1.8 billion in its initial public offering on Thursday, giving it a market capitalization of $28.6 billion.

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Docker Desktop now available for Apple Silicon

Docker Desktop now available for Apple Silicon

Developers can now use Docker Desktop to build, ship, and run distributed apps right from their Apple Silicon M1 Mac systems.

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ExclusiveNew M1 Mac mini deals deliver prices as low as $645 (up to $110 off)

New M1 Mac mini deals deliver prices as low as $645 (up to $110 off)

Apple's Mac mini is on sale this week, with exclusive coupon savings knocking up to $110 off M1 models.

US House approves report accusing Big Tech of monopolistic behavior

US House approves report accusing Big Tech of monopolistic behavior

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee has formally approved its report that accuses Big Tech companies of engaging in anticompetitive practices to maintain market power.

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Apple Fitness+ gains pregnancy workouts, older adults training, and Jane Fonda

Apple Fitness+ gains pregnancy workouts, older adults training, and Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda is the latest celebrity to contribute her story to Time to Walk on Apple Fitness+, and her addition comes alongside new workouts for pregnant women, plus older adults.

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Blogger successfully hacks Jaguar I-Pace electric car into HomeKit

Blogger successfully hacks Jaguar I-Pace electric car into HomeKit

A home automation blogger has managed to add a Jaguar I-Pace electric vehicle to a HomeKit setup, allowing multiple car functions to be controlled by the system.

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Smartmi P1 becomes newest air purifier with HomeKit support

Smartmi P1 becomes newest air purifier with HomeKit support

On Thursday, Smartmi launched its latest air purifier, the Smartmi P1, which includes support for Apple's HomeKit smart home platform.

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Wistron reorganizes India management structure as iPhone assembly resumes

Wistron reorganizes India management structure as iPhone assembly resumes

Apple's India iPhone assembly partner Wistron hopes to move past the December riot with new reporting structures and leadership changes.

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Three more new iPhone 12 case colors revealed in leak

Three more new iPhone 12 case colors revealed in leak

Apple's forthcoming range of iPhone 12 silicone cases is now expected to include three more colors than the previously leaked four.

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Extended: Babbel Lifetime Subscription with 14 languages on sale for $199 ($300 off)

Extended: Babbel Lifetime Subscription with 14 languages on sale for $199 ($300 off)

Readers this week can save 60% on a lifetime Babbel language learning subscription, with 14 languages included. This marks the return of holiday pricing for the popular language-learning app.

ReviewApple TV+ Review: 'The Year Earth Changed' shows the pandemic from the planet's point of view

Apple TV+ Review: 'The Year Earth Changed' shows the pandemic from the planet's point of view

The new Apple TV+ documentary, "The Year Earth Changed," makes a convincing case that the coronavirus pandemic gave the planet a needed break.

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Study delves into impact of emoji diversity and inclusion

Study delves into impact of emoji diversity and inclusion

Adobe has published a new Emoji Diversity and Inclusion Report tracking how consumers feel about the representation of emoji characters.

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Apple announces $200 million Restore Fund to invest in forestry projects

Apple announces $200 million Restore Fund to invest in forestry projects

Apple, in partnership with Conservation International and Goldman Sachs, has announced a new $200 million carbon removal initiative called the Restore Fund.

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Peloton cuts Apple Watch Fitness support back to just the cycling class

Peloton cuts Apple Watch Fitness support back to just the cycling class

Peloton removed the ability for users to connect the Apple Watch to the Bike+ Bootcamp Classes, leaving only the cycling class.

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OWC partners with Acronis to protect your backups from ransomware attacks

OWC partners with Acronis to protect your backups from ransomware attacks

OWC has announced a new partnership with Acronis, bringing Acronis True Image software to OWC storage solutions.

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Future Apple devices may have invisible buttons and sliders

Future Apple devices may have invisible buttons and sliders

Apple goes far to make its devices seamless and attractive, but it wants to go further and create controls that are invisible until you need them.

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DJI Air 2S hits the sky with new camera and improved performance

DJI Air 2S hits the sky with new camera and improved performance

The upgraded second-generation DJI Air 2S is here, sporting a new one-inch sensor alongside improved flight performance.

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'AirPods 3' and 'Apple Pencil 3' nearly ready for release, says leaker

'AirPods 3' and 'Apple Pencil 3' nearly ready for release, says leaker

A leak on Chinese social media suggests that "AirPods 3" and "Apple Pencil 3" are both ready for release, or will be soon.

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TSMC expects impact of global chip shortage to last 'a couple of years'

TSMC expects impact of global chip shortage to last 'a couple of years'

Apple Silicon processor manufacturer TSMC says the worldwide chip shortage will continue into 2022, and may take longer to fully abate.

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Microsoft Remote Desktop updated for Apple Silicon

Microsoft Remote Desktop updated for Apple Silicon

Microsoft has released an update to its Remote Desktop app to natively support Apple Silicon on M1 Macs.

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Apple expanding use of magnets in wearable bands, case covers

Apple expanding use of magnets in wearable bands, case covers

Apple's interest in magnets is not confined to MagSafe. Instead, we're likely to see more magnetic clasps in the Apple Watch, or in cases for any Apple devices.

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Apple gets retrial over 'tainted' $506 million PanOptis defeat

Apple gets retrial over 'tainted' $506 million PanOptis defeat

A federal judge says there is "serious doubt" about the verdict that saw PanOptis awarded $506 million against Apple, and is allowing a retrial over iPhone 4G LTE patent infringements.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Colors in Apple's spring event invitation hint at 'a lot of things,' leaker says

Colors in Apple's spring event invitation hint at 'a lot of things,' leaker says

While Apple has largely stopped the practice of dropping hints in its press event invitations, a leaker claims the colors on display in this week's "Spring Loaded" invite could hint at future products.

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Apple donating $1 for every Apple Pay transaction in celebration of Earth Day

Apple donating $1 for every Apple Pay transaction in celebration of Earth Day

Apple on Wednesday announced plans to celebrate Earth Day with an Apple Pay donation program benefitting longtime environmental initiative partner Conservation International.

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Apple witness says company would need to modify software, hardware to support third-party app stores

Apple witness says company would need to modify software, hardware to support third-party app stores

A witness in the Apple v. Epic Games case says that the Cupertino tech giant would need to redesign its software and hardware to allow alternative app stores, though some are doubtful about the claim.

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Customers claim Apple partner Phobio is stiffing them on trade-in values

Customers claim Apple partner Phobio is stiffing them on trade-in values

Apple trade-in partner Phobio is allegedly giving lower-than-expected trade-in values to customers because of device defects that apparently only they can see.

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TipsHow to add and remove devices from Apple's Find My

How to add and remove devices from Apple's Find My

Now that we can add certain third-party accessories to Find My, that service for locating misplaced devices is going to prove ever more useful. Here's how to set it up, add devices — and remove them, too.

Discord spokesperson blames Apple for NSFW content removal

Discord spokesperson blames Apple for NSFW content removal

A new Discord policy removes NSFW servers from the iPhone and iPad apps in order to comply with an unidentified Apple policy.

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Apple TV+, Skydance Animation announce animated short film 'Blush'

Apple TV+, Skydance Animation announce animated short film 'Blush'

Apple TV+ has announced "Blush," its first animated short film produced in partnership with Skydance Animation.

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TipsHow to update your medical ID in Health

How to update your medical ID in Health

It's been seven years since Apple introduced the Medical ID on your iPhone, and you still haven't set it up. Here's how you do it — and why you should.