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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Amazon brings Luna cloud gaming service to iOS and Mac for select customers

Amazon brings Luna cloud gaming service to iOS and Mac for select customers

Amazon on Tuesday initiated early access to the new Luna game streaming service on a variety of platforms, including Apple's iOS and Mac.

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iPhone 12 '5G' indicator denotes best available connection

iPhone 12 '5G' indicator denotes best available connection

Apple has reportedly tweaked the network status bar indicator on iPhone 12 models to depict the best available speed and not necessarily the currently used connection.

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Google's search engine deal with Apple a centerpiece of DOJ lawsuit

Google's search engine deal with Apple a centerpiece of DOJ lawsuit

Google's deal with Apple to maintain its standing as the default search engine for iOS devices is reportedly at the heart of a recent Justice Department lawsuit against the tech giant.

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Photographer Austin Mann puts iPhone 12 Pro through its paces

Photographer Austin Mann puts iPhone 12 Pro through its paces

As he does every year, travel photographer Austin Mann took Apple's new iPhone 12 Pro for a test drive in the great outdoors — this time at Glacier National Park in Montana. Here's how it went.

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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.

Apple issues fourth iOS 14.2, iPadOS 14.2, tvOS 14.2 developer betas [u]

Apple issues fourth iOS 14.2, iPadOS 14.2, tvOS 14.2 developer betas [u]

Apple has moved on to its fourth round of betas for its operating systems, with new fourth builds of iOS 14.2, iPadOS 14.2, and tvOS 14.2 now available for testing by developers.

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Sony may supply OLED panels for 'Apple Glass' and VR efforts

Sony may supply OLED panels for 'Apple Glass' and VR efforts

Apple is continuing to work on a head-mounted display of some form, a report suggests, with Sony said to be a probable supplier of displays for an Apple AR or VR headset that could arrive in 2021.

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Canada could soon get the revamped and redesigned Apple Maps service

Canada could soon get the revamped and redesigned Apple Maps service

Apple is currently publicly testing its revamped Apple Maps app in Canada, which could suggest that a rollout in the country may be imminent.

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Low-light performance of iPhone 12 Pro aided by wider ISO range & aperture

Low-light performance of iPhone 12 Pro aided by wider ISO range & aperture

The wide-angle cameras in the iPhone 12 Pro have improved low-light photography, with a readout of the new iPhone's cameras showing an improvement to the ISO, paired with a wider aperture.

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VideoHow to setup and use Intercom on iPhone, Apple Watch, and HomePod

How to setup and use Intercom on iPhone, Apple Watch, and HomePod

Announced during its "Hi, Speed" event, Apple showed off a new feature for iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, HomePod, and HomePod mini called Intercom that allows you to easily communicate with your family. Here is how to set it up and how to use it.

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Apple releases HomePod software update 14.1 with Intercom

Apple releases HomePod software update 14.1 with Intercom

Apple released the first HomePod software update based on iOS 14 on Tuesday, with version 14.1 bringing support for the HomePod mini and Intercom.

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Russian airline crew charged in $50 million Apple device smuggling scheme

Russian airline crew charged in $50 million Apple device smuggling scheme

A U.S. investigation has concluded that a handful of Aeroflot Airlines employees helped smuggle at least $50 million in stolen goods, including iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch devices.

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Apple releases iOS 14.1 and iPadOS 14.1 with bug fixes & iPhone 12 support

Apple releases iOS 14.1 and iPadOS 14.1 with bug fixes & iPhone 12 support

Just as the iPhone 12 is shipping to customers, Apple released the iOS 14.1 and iPadOS 14.1 updates with support for the latest devices and some bug fixes.

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Philips recalling selected power supply units from Hue outdoor lights

Philips recalling selected power supply units from Hue outdoor lights

Philips has announced what it's calling a "voluntary replacement program," following potential problems with some Hue 40 Watt outdoor systems, including Lily Spot Lights.

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Google says user choice makes DOJ antitrust lawsuit 'deeply flawed'

Google says user choice makes DOJ antitrust lawsuit 'deeply flawed'

Google has issued its public response to the Department of Justice's antitrust lawsuit filed on Tuesday, defending itself from the "deeply flawed" lawsuit claiming users choose to use Google, rather than being forced.

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ExclusiveMacBook Pro 16-inch deals: up to $600 off, plus AppleCare discount

MacBook Pro 16-inch deals: up to $600 off, plus AppleCare discount

The latest 16-inch MacBook Pro deals are here with early Black Friday savings on every configuration — even models equipped with AMD's Radeon Pro 5600M GPU. Plus, grab $80 off AppleCare and an extra 5% off with the Adorama Edge Card. Combined savings can total $1,000 off the powerful notebooks.

iPhone 12 'supercycle' increasingly likely based on supply chain trends

iPhone 12 'supercycle' increasingly likely based on supply chain trends

Analyst firm Wedbush is seeing increasingly bullish trends from its Apple supply chain checks, giving the bank increased confidence in an iPhone 12 "supercycle thesis."

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Mophie announces new 4-in-1 wireless charging pad with Apple Watch adapter

Mophie announces new 4-in-1 wireless charging pad with Apple Watch adapter

Mophie is out with its latest unique charging solution, its four-in-one charging pad that can deliver wireless power to four devices at once on its large padded surface.

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Apple researching large-scale MagSafe technology for Apple Car charging

Apple researching large-scale MagSafe technology for Apple Car charging

The Apple Car could have its own MagSafe-style charger alignment system, with contacts on a charging station automatically aligning perfectly with counterparts located on the electric car.

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Apple's 8th Generation iPad on sale for $299, inventory limited

Apple's 8th Generation iPad on sale for $299, inventory limited

Apple's new 8th Generation iPad is back on sale for $299 at Amazon after selling out at the reduced price during the company's Prime Day event.

'GravityRAT' Windows spyware modified to infect macOS, Android

'GravityRAT' Windows spyware modified to infect macOS, Android

A strain of malware called GravityRAT, known for spying on Windows machines, has been adapted to infect both Android and macOS devices, according to a new report.

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Adobe launches Illustrator for iPad, plus major updates for Creative Cloud apps

Adobe launches Illustrator for iPad, plus major updates for Creative Cloud apps

Adobe Illustrator gets its official iPad release, while Fresco comes to iPhone, and apps including Photoshop and Premiere Pro have been given significant updates at the Adobe MAX 2020 event.

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VideoReview: DJI's updated Pocket 2 is a must-have tool for the on-the-go video creator

Review: DJI's updated Pocket 2 is a must-have tool for the on-the-go video creator

DJI has just taken the wraps off the second generation of its popular handheld gimbal camera. While it looks very similar to the original, DJI has stepped up what matters.

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Molekule's Air Mini+ gets HomeKit support, now available through Apple Store

Molekule's Air Mini+ gets HomeKit support, now available through Apple Store

With the addition of HomeKit to its Air Mini+, Molekule has become the first HomeKit air purifier to be sold through Apple.com and the Apple Store.

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Former Samsung Pay heads launch new iPhone-compatible mobile payment startup

Former Samsung Pay heads launch new iPhone-compatible mobile payment startup

Former Samsung Pay heads have launched a new mobile payment solution to take on Apple Pay called OV Valet that works with magstripe readers and NFC.

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SK Hynix to buy Intel NAND memory and storage business for $9 billion

SK Hynix to buy Intel NAND memory and storage business for $9 billion

On Tuesday, Apple suppliers SK hynix and Intel have signed an agreement enabling SK hynix to buy Intel's NAND and storage business for $9 billion.

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DOJ files antitrust lawsuit against Google's search business

DOJ files antitrust lawsuit against Google's search business

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google on Tuesday, accusing the tech giant of abusing its position to become a "gatekeeper" to the Internet by working to ensure its search service is used instead of its competitors.

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True Tone for MacBook Pro keyboard may use multiple LEDs

True Tone for MacBook Pro keyboard may use multiple LEDs

The backlighting system of MacBook Pro keyboards could be upgraded to include TrueTone capabilities, with Apple examining the use of multiple LEDs per key to make the light seem even despite changes in the local environment.

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'Apple Glass' & iPhone combo may react to gestures like nodding and shaking your head

'Apple Glass' & iPhone combo may react to gestures like nodding and shaking your head

Where a user is wearing "Apple Glass" or other head-mounted device, their iPhone may be able to recognize and respond to head gestures.

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Leaker says 'AirTags' coming soon — in two sizes

Leaker says 'AirTags' coming soon — in two sizes

It's being claimed for the first time that Apple's "AirTags" will come in two sizes, large and small, and the same leak supports recent claims that Apple is again about to release them shortly.

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Monday, October 19, 2020

Microsoft delivers Xbox One game streaming to iPhone and iPad

Microsoft delivers Xbox One game streaming to iPhone and iPad

Microsoft on Monday released a refreshed version of the Xbox app that allows users to stream Xbox One games to iPhone and iPad.

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Apple to reportedly remove app that enabled Google Stadia on iPhone

Apple to reportedly remove app that enabled Google Stadia on iPhone

Apple is removing an app that allowed iPhone users to play Google Stadia streaming games in a specially designed web browser, according to the software's developer.

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Windows vulnerability enables remote PC access via iPhone video file

Windows vulnerability enables remote PC access via iPhone video file

Apple iPhone owners who use Windows-based machines to view and edit video files are potentially at risk to remote hacking thanks to a vulnerability that exists in the way Microsoft's operating system handles HEVC files.

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Apple editorial chief chats about Apple Music TV, Springsteen takeover

Apple editorial chief chats about Apple Music TV, Springsteen takeover

Apple Music's editorial chief recently sat down to speak about the new Apple Music TV channel, including the upcoming Bruce Springsteen takeover and what a typical hour for the stream would look like.

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Reports of overheating Apple Watch SE in South Korea may be local issue

Reports of overheating Apple Watch SE in South Korea may be local issue

A number of Apple Watch SE users in South Korea are allegedly reporting overheating issues with their wearable devices, with claims some units are getting hot in use and burning the user's wrist.

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Applications open for Apple Entrepreneur Camp for Black founders, developers

Applications open for Apple Entrepreneur Camp for Black founders, developers

Apple has opened up applications for an upcoming Apple Entrepreneur Camp for Black founders and developers in early 2021.

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Apple Watch Series 3 watchOS 7.0.3 update fixes reboot issue

Apple Watch Series 3 watchOS 7.0.3 update fixes reboot issue

Apple has shipped an update for watchOS just for the Apple Watch Series 3, with watchOS 7.0.3 fixing issues for that particular Apple Watch model.

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ExclusiveDeals: 2020 13" MacBook Pro (10th Gen CPU, 16GB, 512GB) now $1,679, AppleCare savings

Deals: 2020 13

Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama is offering AppleInsider readers the lowest price on the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro, with the 2.0GHz Intel 10th Gen Core i5 model dipping to $1,679 with coupon. Plus, save $60 on AppleCare on any 13-inch config.

Apple Music holding album launch event for Bruce Springsteen's 'Letter to You'

Apple Music holding album launch event for Bruce Springsteen's 'Letter to You'

Apple Music is set to host an exclusive release event for Bruce Springsteen's upcoming album "Letter to You" a day before it's released.

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