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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Apple iCloud outage causing some services to be slow or unavailable

Apple iCloud outage causing some services to be slow or unavailable

Apple appears to be having issues with its iCloud servers, with many users reporting that they cannot access Messages, Apple Music, files, and more.

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Samsung's Galaxy S22 Unpacked event is on February 9

Samsung's Galaxy S22 Unpacked event is on February 9

Samsung is expected to unveil its newest S-series flagship phone in early February at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event.

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ReviewEthos and Icon microphone review: Approachable, high-end audio perfect for podcast creators

Ethos and Icon microphone review: Approachable, high-end audio perfect for podcast creators

Earthworks Audio has built two quality products that compete with the most popular USB and broadcast microphones on the market.

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Dropbox won't be fully functional when macOS 12.3 arrives

Dropbox won't be fully functional when macOS 12.3 arrives

Dropbox is warning users about known issues accessing online-only files from third-party applications after updating to macOS 12.3.

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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.

A Virginia woman has been stalking Tim Cook for more than a year

A Virginia woman has been stalking Tim Cook for more than a year

A restraining order has been granted to Apple, because CEO Tim Cook has been stalked by a Virginia woman who not just broke into his home, but also emailed him photos of a loaded firearm.

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Beats Studio Buds get first firmware update from Apple

Beats Studio Buds get first firmware update from Apple

Apple has released a firmware update for the Beats Studio Buds with bug fixes and other improvements.

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If Apple replaced your iPhone or Mac, expect an email about a class action settlement

If Apple replaced your iPhone or Mac, expect an email about a class action settlement

Administrators of Apple's $95 million settlement over the definition of refurbished replacement devices is now contacting customers who may be eligible for a payout.

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FeatureWhat to expect from Apple in early 2022 - MacBook Air, Mac mini, iMac Pro, and more

What to expect from Apple in early 2022 - MacBook Air, Mac mini, iMac Pro, and more

In the shadow of Apple's earnings report later this week, the spotlight is already on Apple's next product releases. Here's what you can expect to see from Apple for the first few months of 2022.

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ExclusiveThis loaded M1 Max 16-inch MacBook Pro with 64GB RAM is $300 off, in stock now

This loaded M1 Max 16-inch MacBook Pro with 64GB RAM is $300 off, in stock now

Apple's new 16-inch MacBook Pro with an M1 Max chip, 64GB of RAM and 2TB of storage is $300 off this week, with units in stock and ready to ship (beating the two month delay when ordering from Apple directly). AppleCare is also $80 off with coupon.

Apple's Personal User Safety Guide attempts to ease AirTag concerns

Apple's Personal User Safety Guide attempts to ease AirTag concerns

Apple has produced a new Personal Safety User Guide, explaining how its customers can keep themselves and their personal data safe while using AirTags, iPhones, and other products.

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See Apple Wallet digital key in action at Hyatt hotels

See Apple Wallet digital key in action at Hyatt hotels

A new video shows off the process of using a digital room key stored in Apple Wallet, though don't expect to be able to open your hotel room door with your iPhone everywhere just yet.

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Chip shortages could last until the second half of 2022, White House says

Chip shortages could last until the second half of 2022, White House says

The global semiconductor shortage will stretch through at least the second half of 2022, the White House has concluded following an investigation of the supply chain.

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'White Lotus' star Murray Bartlett joins Apple TV+ 'Physical'

'White Lotus' star Murray Bartlett joins Apple TV+ 'Physical'

The Apple TV+ throwback comedy "Physical" is gaining one more cast member for the second season, with Murray Bartlett joining as a rival fitness instructor.

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Apple's MacBook Air with M1 falls to $849.99 at Amazon, cheapest 2022 price

Apple's MacBook Air with M1 falls to $849.99 at Amazon, cheapest 2022 price

Apple's portable MacBook Air with M1 is on sale this week, with month-end deals knocking $150 off the standard model at Amazon thanks to a hidden discount.

Original 'iBeer' iPhone app made creators $20,000 a day

Original 'iBeer' iPhone app made creators $20,000 a day

An early app that made the iPhone look like you could pour beer from it, proved to be immensely lucrative — but the stress of mass popularity forced its magician creator to walk away.

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Philips Hue gains trio of HomeKit-compatible outdoor wall lights

Philips Hue gains trio of HomeKit-compatible outdoor wall lights

Philips Hue is expanding its outdoor lighting range with a quartet of new products, with the Resonate and Lucca lights joined by the retro-styled Inara.

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Tesla adds Apple Wallet support for insurance policy cards on iOS

Tesla adds Apple Wallet support for insurance policy cards on iOS

Tesla has added Apple Wallet support for insurance cards, allowing Tesla Insurance policyholders to add their cards to their wallets on iOS.

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Google kills FLoC & will stick with cookies because of privacy complaints

Google kills FLoC & will stick with cookies because of privacy complaints

Google is changing its plans to phase out browser cookies by moving away from its FLoC proposal, following complaints the technology wouldn't ensure the privacy of its users.

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Apple launches 'Shot on iPhone Challenge' for macro photographers

Apple launches 'Shot on iPhone Challenge' for macro photographers

For its latest "Shot on iPhone" campaign, Apple is inviting iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max users to submit photographs shot with the macro feature of those phones.

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Best deals Jan. 25: $280 Nintendo Switch, $175 Beats Studio3 Headphones, more!

Best deals Jan. 25: $280 Nintendo Switch, $175 Beats Studio3 Headphones, more!

Tuesday's best deals include $20 off the Nintendo Switch, half-price Wacom Intuos tablets, $175 Beats Studio 3, and discounts on SanDisk storage.

Apple pays record $100,500 to student who found Mac webcam hack

Apple pays record $100,500 to student who found Mac webcam hack

A cyber security student has shown Apple how hacking its Mac webcams can then also leave devices fully open to hackers, earning him $100,500 from the company's bug bounty program.

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Cityrow launches Apple Watch integration on its at-home rowing equipment

Cityrow launches Apple Watch integration on its at-home rowing equipment

Cityrow has launched Apple Watch integration on its flagship Max Rower workout machine, becoming the first company to offer a smart rower compatible with Apple's chief health wearable.

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Apple's AirTag uncovers a secret German intelligence agency

Apple's AirTag uncovers a secret German intelligence agency

A researcher has sent one of Apple's AirTags to a mysterious "federal authority" in Germany to locate its true offices — and to help prove that it's really part of an intelligence agency.

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Nvidia close to giving up on $40B Arm acquisition

Nvidia close to giving up on $40B Arm acquisition

Graphics chipmaker Nvidia may be close to giving up on an acquisition of Arm, with slow progress and industry backlash making it tough for the $40 billion deal to complete.

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VogDUO's genuine leather accessories offer great convenience for AirTag and AirPods Pro

VogDUO's genuine leather accessories offer great convenience for AirTag and AirPods Pro

VogDUO's genuine leather series of accessories helps you protect and keep track of your AirPods, AirPods Pro, and AirTags.

Monday, January 24, 2022

Latin America Apple vendor cracking down on counterfeits

Latin America Apple vendor cracking down on counterfeits

Mercado Libre, a popular online marketplace in Latin America, plans to crack down on sales of counterfeit Apple products through its website.

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TipsHow to rearrange and delete your home screen pages in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15

How to rearrange and delete your home screen pages in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15

If you're lost in a sea of icons and can't find the app you want, you may have too many pages of apps on your Home Screen. Here's how to switch the pages around and get rid of extra ones, in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15.

Apple TV+ 'Hello Tomorrow!' cast adds Dagmara Dominczyk from 'Succession'

Apple TV+ 'Hello Tomorrow!' cast adds Dagmara Dominczyk from 'Succession'

The Apple TV retro-future dramedy "Hello Tomorrow!" has gained another cast member, with Dagmara Dominczyk set to play a recurring character on the show.

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ReviewBentoStack review: Japanese-inspired accessory storage

BentoStack review: Japanese-inspired accessory storage

Carry all of your Apple essentials from your MacBook Pro charger to your AirPods with the novel BentoStack from Function101.

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ExclusiveApple's 14-inch MacBook Pro is back in stock, on sale for $1,849

Apple's 14-inch MacBook Pro is back in stock, on sale for $1,849

Apple's standard 14-inch MacBook Pro is back in stock and $150 off for a limited time, plus $60 off AppleCare. The new price drop delivers the cheapest price we've seen on the M1 Pro model in 2022.

Ericsson and Apple patent dispute escalates into Europe

Ericsson and Apple patent dispute escalates into Europe

The legal dispute between Apple and Ericsson over 5G patents used in the iPhone has extended to multiple lawsuits from both companies across Europe.

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iCloud sync errors that Apple isn't addressing are infuriating developers

iCloud sync errors that Apple isn't addressing are infuriating developers

Developers are complaining about problems with iCloud preventing third-party apps from syncing properly with Apple's cloud platform, issues that Apple doesn't appear to be directly addressing.

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What to expect from Apple's Q1 2022 earnings report on Jan. 27

What to expect from Apple's Q1 2022 earnings report on Jan. 27

Apple will announce quarterly fiscal results for the first quarter of 2022 on Thursday, Jan. 27, and it is expected to be a blockbuster quarter. Here's what to expect from the company's call with investors, and what Wall Street thinks.

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Apple TV+ 'Ted Lasso,' 'Schmigadoon!' up for Art Directors Guild Awards

Apple TV+ 'Ted Lasso,' 'Schmigadoon!' up for Art Directors Guild Awards

Apple has been honored with a collection of nominations for the Art Directors Guild awards, with Apple TV films and shows including "Ted Lasso" and "The Morning Show"on the list alongside a trio of Apple commercials.

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Apple fined $5.6M for failing to meet Dutch dating app order

Apple fined $5.6M for failing to meet Dutch dating app order

Apple has not done enough to appease a regulator's order concerning App Store payment rules affecting dating apps in the Netherlands, a decision that has now cost the company 5 million euros.

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FeatureNew Apple AirPods Pro are coming in 2022: What to expect and what they may look like

New Apple AirPods Pro are coming in 2022: What to expect and what they may look like

Apple is expected to announce "AirPods Pro 2" sometime in 2022 with support for Lossless playback and a new in-ear design. Here's everything we know so far and some exclusive renders of the upcoming earbuds.

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US attorneys general sue Google over using 'trickery for profits'

US attorneys general sue Google over using 'trickery for profits'

Four US attorneys general are suing Google for what they claim is the company "using tricks" to force users to provide location data that it then profits from.

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Belkin Wemo Stage review, MagSafe chargers, & networking on HomeKit Insider

Belkin Wemo Stage review, MagSafe chargers, & networking on HomeKit Insider

Aqara announces a new curtain motor, we highlight new MagSafe accessories from Belkin and Mophie, Stephen plans his new home network and home theater setup, Andrew reviews the Wemo stage controller, and we answer listener questions in this week's episode of HomeKit Insider.

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