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Saturday, April 17, 2021

Hard drive shortages could be driven by storage-based cryptocurrency

Hard drive shortages could be driven by storage-based cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency miners in China are allegedly buying as many hard drives and SSDs as they can for the storage-based Chia cryptocurrency, a gold rush that could eventually drive the cost of storage upgrades in an iPhone or Mac up in the future.

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Smaller 'iPhone 13' notch resurfaces in glass panel leak

Smaller 'iPhone 13' notch resurfaces in glass panel leak

Photographs of what could be a screen protector for the "iPhone 13" once again give an idea of what to expect from the rumored shrunken notch of the 2021 iPhone range.

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CPSC calls Peloton Tread+ a danger to children and pets

CPSC calls Peloton Tread+ a danger to children and pets

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a warning to owners of the Peloton Tread+ following multiple incidents involving small children and an animal — and Peloton is pushing back.

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Apple Stores in Michigan close as COVID-19 precautionary measure

Apple Stores in Michigan close as COVID-19 precautionary measure

Apple has taken a step back in its efforts to reopen its Apple Stores around the world, with all six of its retail outlets in Michigan closed as a preventative measure.

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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.

VideoThis Week in Apple — a new roundup of the week's top stories

This Week in Apple — a new roundup of the week's top stories

AppleInsider has launched "This Week in Apple," a new weekly video series summarizing and analyzing everything that has happened relevant to the iPhone maker over the last seven days. Tune in to be sure you're never out of the loop.

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Leakers hint at colorful iMacs with iPad Pro-like processor for April 20 event

Leakers hint at colorful iMacs with iPad Pro-like processor for April 20 event

A prominent leaker has seemingly hinted that Apple will introduce a variety of color options for an updated iMac model at its "Spring Loaded" event, meanwhile, another pundit strongly points to it being an Apple Silicon launch.

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Apple TV+ animation 'Wolfwalkers' wins 5 Annie Awards

Apple TV+ animation 'Wolfwalkers' wins 5 Annie Awards

"Wolfwalkers" won big at the 48th annual Annie Awards, with the Apple TV+ animation securing five awards including "Best Indie Feature."

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Friday, April 16, 2021

21.5-inch iMac stock in short supply from Apple

21.5-inch iMac stock in short supply from Apple

Supply of Apple's 21.5-inch iMac appears to be constrained, with the company's own online storefront showing expected delivery dates for some models pushed back by a week or more.

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Apple Watch Support for Bike+ cut back due to GymKit implementation issues, says Peloton

Apple Watch Support for Bike+ cut back due to GymKit implementation issues, says Peloton

GymKit syncs Apple Watch and exercise equipment metrics during a workout, a system Peloton did not use correctly for Bike+ Bootcamp.

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Weekend deals: $197 AirPods Pro; $100 off M1 MacBook Air, Pro & Mac mini; SanDisk sale at Amazon

Weekend deals: $197 AirPods Pro; $100 off M1 MacBook Air, Pro & Mac mini; SanDisk sale at Amazon

Amazon's latest set of weekend deals offer fresh discounts on AirPods, the return of triple-digit markdowns on M1 Macs and aggressive savings on SanDisk portable SSDs.

Developers claim that Apple's privacy-first features are 'atomic bomb' for revenue

Developers claim that Apple's privacy-first features are 'atomic bomb' for revenue

Apple will give users the ability to opt-out of ad tracking in iOS 14.5, and some developers are concerned this will dramatically impact their revenue and ability to compete.

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Apple, Amazon smart home partnership expects devices by end of 2021

Apple, Amazon smart home partnership expects devices by end of 2021

The "Project CHIP" alliance between Apple, Amazon, and Google, is set to start certifying manufacturers' compatible devices in late 2021, meaning the first may be on sale at the end of the year.

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Apple Music pays artists a penny per stream, double that of Spotify

Apple Music pays artists a penny per stream, double that of Spotify

Apple is writing to artists on Apple Music, saying it pays a penny per stream, and that 52% of subscription revenue goes to them via record labels.

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Glossy 'Apple Pencil 3' on display in video by new leaker

Glossy 'Apple Pencil 3' on display in video by new leaker

A new leaker claiming to have information from inside Chinese factories shared a short video of a glossy "Apple Pencil 3."

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Environmental Progress Report details Apple's plan for carbon neutrality by 2030

Environmental Progress Report details Apple's plan for carbon neutrality by 2030

Apple has released its annual Environmental Progress Report, describing how its efforts to become carbon neutral are continuing, and helped by the move to Apple Silicon.

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FeatureApple event preview, 'AirPods 3' leaks, 'iPhone 13' rumors on the AppleInsider podcast

Apple event preview, 'AirPods 3' leaks, 'iPhone 13' rumors on the AppleInsider podcast

Apple's event scheduled for April 20 will likely feature a new iPad Pro and "AirTags," "iPhone 13" rumors, Apple TV, and more, all on this week's episode of the AppleInsider Podcast.

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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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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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