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Saturday, May 08, 2021

Filming 'The Mosquito Coast' in Mexico was challenging for the cast

Filming 'The Mosquito Coast' in Mexico was challenging for the cast

A video promoting the Apple TV+ show "The Mosquito Coast" reveals the challenges of filming the third episode of the drama by traveling to real-world locations, rather than relying on sound stages.

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Hands-OnHands On: Wristcam, an Apple Watch band with dual cameras

Hands On: Wristcam, an Apple Watch band with dual cameras

For those hoping to ditch their iPhone entirely, the Wristcam is a unique product, offering dual wearable cameras worn on the wrist that connect to the Apple Watch. AppleInsider takes a first look at the new accessory and how it integrates into the rest of the Apple ecosystem.

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Apple files to strike Microsoft testimony over console profit claims

Apple files to strike Microsoft testimony over console profit claims

Apple has disputed the credibility of an Epic Games witness from Microsoft in its App Store trial, in that claims Xbox game consoles were sold at cost to subsidize game sales can't be substantiated due to Microsoft refusing to provide documentation to back it up.

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VideoEpic vs. Apple trial starts, AirTag, & smaller iPhone notches - This Week in Apple

Epic vs. Apple trial starts, AirTag, & smaller iPhone notches - This Week in Apple

In another big week for Apple, the App Store is coming under extreme scrutiny in court, while at the same time AirTag is receiving more attention now it's in user hands, and the smaller notch of the "iPhone 13" reappears.

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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.

Detroit's First National Building to house Apple Developer Academy

Detroit's First National Building to house Apple Developer Academy

Apple's Detroit Developer Academy will be located in the First National Building, a report claims, with the project set to take up around 37,000 square feet across two floors.

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Friday, May 07, 2021

Mj Rodriguez joins Apple TV+ comedy series starring Maya Rudolph

Mj Rodriguez joins Apple TV+ comedy series starring Maya Rudolph

Michaela Jae (Mj) Rodriguez, known for her award-winning turn in Netflix's "Pose," has signed on to an as-yet-untitled Apple TV+ comedy series starring Maya Rudolph.

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Zoom seemingly granted access to private iPad camera API

Zoom seemingly granted access to private iPad camera API

Zoom appears to have been granted access to a previously unknown iPad software feature that allows camera access during Split View multitasking, one developer claims.

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Apple denied Microsoft request to bypass 30% commission for Office

Apple denied Microsoft request to bypass 30% commission for Office

The Epic Games v. Apple trial has revealed additional details about Apple's behind the scenes negotiations with companies like Microsoft, including a request to bypass App Store commissions.

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Apple tips interest in Apple Watch blood glucose monitoring

Apple tips interest in Apple Watch blood glucose monitoring

Apple is reportedly surveying Apple Watch users in Brazil, asking questions about eating habits, medications, and blood glucose level monitoring.

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128M iOS users were affected by 2015 XcodeGhost malware

128M iOS users were affected by 2015 XcodeGhost malware

A total of 128 million iOS users downloaded apps that were affected by the XcodeGhost malware in 2015, according to emails revealed during the Epic Games v. Apple trial.

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Apple hires Stella Low as vice president of worldwide corporate communications

Apple hires Stella Low as vice president of worldwide corporate communications

Apple has tapped former Cisco executive Stella Low to be its new vice president of worldwide corporate communications, the company confirmed Friday.

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Kensington Studio Dock not compatible with 2021 12.9-inch iPad Pro

Kensington Studio Dock not compatible with 2021 12.9-inch iPad Pro

The Kensington Studio Dock is not compatible with the thicker 12.9-inch iPad Pro and Kensington has told us that there is a refresh coming soon.

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Google adds YouTube TV workaround to main app on Roku amid dispute

Google adds YouTube TV workaround to main app on Roku amid dispute

Google has implemented a workaround allowing Roku users to access YouTube TV through the main YouTube app, escalating its contract battle with the set-top streaming company.

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Amazon partners with Tile to compete with Apple AirTag

Amazon partners with Tile to compete with Apple AirTag

Tile will tap directly into Amazon's "Sidewalk" network of Echo products to better compete with Apple's Find My network and AirTag.

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First look at App Store human review station on display in Epic v. Apple

First look at App Store human review station on display in Epic v. Apple

Documents submitted as evidence in the Epic Games v. Apple trial have revealed more details about the App Store review process, including an image of a human review station.

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Microsoft Windows 10X reportedly paused to focus on Windows 10 enhancements

Microsoft Windows 10X reportedly paused to focus on Windows 10 enhancements

A report suggests that Microsoft will not release Windows 10X in 2021, and the version originally shared "will likely never arrive."

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Weekend steal: $899 M1 MacBook Air is back at Amazon

Weekend steal: $899 M1 MacBook Air is back at Amazon

Apple's current MacBook Air with the speedy M1 chip is back on sale for $899 at Amazon heading into the Mother's Day weekend.

ReviewApple TV+ review: 'Mythic Quest' keeps up the quality in season 2

Apple TV+ review: 'Mythic Quest' keeps up the quality in season 2

Just as funny as its first season, the new episodes of Apple TV+ sitcom "Mythic Quest" further explore the relationships between co-workers at a gaming company.

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TipsHow to stream 4K HDR video to the Apple TV 4K

How to stream 4K HDR video to the Apple TV 4K

Apple has long made it simple to send video from your iPhone to your Apple TV, but the new Apple TV 4K has made it even better.

MacBook Air redesign will include iMac-like color options, leaker claims

MacBook Air redesign will include iMac-like color options, leaker claims

The redesigned MacBook Air will have multiple color choices like the 24-inch iMac does, says Jon Prosser.

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Feature'iPhone 13 Pro Max' model, AirTag follow-up, and Epic Games v. Apple on the AppleInsider podcast

'iPhone 13 Pro Max' model, AirTag follow-up, and Epic Games v. Apple on the AppleInsider podcast

We review AirTag performance and its missing features, Epic Games takes on Apple in court, and a possible mockup model of the "iPhone 13" has been leaked.

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Foxconn increases bonuses for staff assembling iPhone 12 as demand increases

Foxconn increases bonuses for staff assembling iPhone 12 as demand increases

Major iPhone 12 assembler Foxconn has increased its bonuses for staff on the production line, now offering a one-time $1,158 on top of salaries when workers meet certain conditions.

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AirTag owner modifies case to make a thin, wallet-sized version

AirTag owner modifies case to make a thin, wallet-sized version

An AirTag owner has taken apart the device, re-soldered the parts, and 3D-printed a new casing, to make a wide and slim version that will fit into a wallet.

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FTC concludes manufacturer repair restrictions harm consumers

FTC concludes manufacturer repair restrictions harm consumers

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Thursday issued a report on the so-called "right to repair" debate, suggesting repair restrictions put in place by companies like Apple negatively impact consumers and small businesses.

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Thursday, May 06, 2021

Apple details Apple Card Family features and restrictions

Apple details Apple Card Family features and restrictions

Apple on Thursday provided additional details on Apple Card Family, a new feature for the company's branded credit card that allows users to "co-own" an account alongside family members.

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Only 4% of iOS users in US are opting in to ad tracking, report says

Only 4% of iOS users in US are opting in to ad tracking, report says

An ongoing analysis of Apple's App Tracking Transparency tool claims 96% of users in the U.S. are opting out of the ad tracking feature which launched in April.

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Apple says less than 1% of App Store rejections are appealed

Apple says less than 1% of App Store rejections are appealed

A director of Apple's App Review process says that the majority of app rejections are not appealed, and when they are, most of them are upheld.

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Apple acquired malware detection firm SourceDNA in 2016

Apple acquired malware detection firm SourceDNA in 2016

Apple acquired malware detection startup SourceDNA in 2016, an acquisition that went unreported until it was revealed during testimony in the Epic Games v. Apple trial.

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Phil Schiller expressed concern over scam apps as early as 2012

Phil Schiller expressed concern over scam apps as early as 2012

Apple's Phil Schiller ranted about scam and knockoff apps on the App Store as early as 2012, per documents revealed in the Epic Games v. Apple trial.

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Google plans to add privacy 'nutrition labels' to Play Store apps in 2022

Google plans to add privacy 'nutrition labels' to Play Store apps in 2022

Google has announced that it will introduce a new "safety section" with app privacy information on the Google Play store — an echo of Apple's own privacy nutrition labels.

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Apple has a 'whitelist' of developers who can access unique App Store features

Apple has a 'whitelist' of developers who can access unique App Store features

Apple has a list of whitelisted developers with access to additional App Store subscription features, as revealed by court documents and Apple executive testimony in the Epic Games v. Apple trial.

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Man sues Apple for iPhone 6 battery explosion caused by alleged defect

Man sues Apple for iPhone 6 battery explosion caused by alleged defect

A Texas man is seeking a class action suit against Apple for allegedly selling defective batteries and violating its warranty promises after his iPhone exploded in his face in 2019.

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TipsHow to set up home cinema sound on Apple TV 4K, while you can still get HomePods

How to set up home cinema sound on Apple TV 4K, while you can still get HomePods

The new Apple TV 4K comes with superb Dolby Atmos sound, but the best way to hear it is through the discontinued HomePod. Here's how to do it.

Apple orders retro-future dramedy 'Hello Tomorrow!' starring Billy Crudup

Apple orders retro-future dramedy 'Hello Tomorrow!' starring Billy Crudup

Apple TV+ has given a series order for "Hello Tomorrow!," a half-hour dramedy starring Billy Crudup of "The Morning Show."

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Apple's 'Everyday Experiments' video promotes time lapse effects with iPhone 12

Apple's 'Everyday Experiments' video promotes time lapse effects with iPhone 12

Apple has continued the "Shot on iPhone" video series with a new "Everyday Experiments" short showing off the time lapse, slow motion, and stop motion effects that can be done with the iPhone 12.

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Google will begin automatically enrolling users in two-step verification

Google will begin automatically enrolling users in two-step verification

In an attempt to keep users' accounts secure, Google will soon require users to confirm their identity by accepting a prompt on their mobile devices.

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ExclusiveNew M1 iPad Pro, iMac, Apple Watch deals: save up to $100 instantly

New M1 iPad Pro, iMac, Apple Watch deals: save up to $100 instantly

Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama has just issued coupon discounts on M1 hardware exclusively for AppleInsider readers. Save up to $100 instantly on every new iPad Pro and Magic Keyboard, along with a variety of 24-inch iMacs — and even two Apple Watch Series 6 styles.

Music production app djay Pro AI gets major update to AI-powered mixing tools

Music production app djay Pro AI gets major update to AI-powered mixing tools

Thanks to a significant overhaul, music production app djay Pro AI allows users to make fully AI-powered DJ sets on their iPhone or iPad.

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