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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Apple to increase starting pay for hourly workers to $22 per hour

Apple to increase starting pay for hourly workers to $22 per hour

Apple has begun notifying employees that it will increase the starting pay for hourly workers to a minimum of $22 per hour, with other markets seeing even higher wages.

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Bluetti's EB3A 268Wh Solar Generator offers portable power ideal for camping

Bluetti's EB3A 268Wh Solar Generator offers portable power ideal for camping

Bluetti is releasing its new EB3A Solar Generator in the United States on June 14, a portable 268Wh power pack that can be recharged via a solar panel or by an outlet.

Apple's iTunes Pass is now rebranded as 'Apple Account Card' for iOS 15.5 users

Apple's iTunes Pass is now rebranded as 'Apple Account Card' for iOS 15.5 users

Apple has updated the Wallet app with a new "Apple Account Card" option, replacing the outdated iTunes Pass.

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Epic Games claims Apple led court astray on competition, security & more

Epic Games claims Apple led court astray on competition, security & more

Epic Games has filed a new brief in its case against Apple, claiming that not only did Apple mislead the court, but the judge erred in her interpretation of the market.

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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.

Live-action 'Speed Racer' may be coming back to life on Apple TV+

Live-action 'Speed Racer' may be coming back to life on Apple TV+

A live-action "Speed Racer" series is reportedly in the works at Apple TV+ with J.J. Abrams acting as executive producer.

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ReviewStarTech Thunderbolt 4 Dock review: great for your MacBook Pro workstation

StarTech Thunderbolt 4 Dock review: great for your MacBook Pro workstation

The StarTech Thunderbolt 4 Dock adds ten ports to your Mac via a single cable with three downstream Thunderbolt ports at a high price.

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Apple retail, HR chief pushes back against union drives at Apple Stores

Apple retail, HR chief pushes back against union drives at Apple Stores

Apple retail chief Deirdre O'Brien has pushed back against recent unionization efforts at some of the company's brick-and-mortar locations in a new video to staff members.

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Apple releases tvOS 15.5.1 & HomePod Software 15.5.1 with bug fixes

Apple releases tvOS 15.5.1 & HomePod Software 15.5.1 with bug fixes

Apple has released tvOS 15.5.1 and HomePod Software 15.5.1 to the public with bug fixes and to address an issue where music could stop playing after a short time.

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Visible launches free $300 gift card promo and Apple iPhones are included

Visible launches free $300 gift card promo and Apple iPhones are included

Visible's Memorial Day sale offers bargain hunters a free $300 virtual gift card when you buy a select device and switch to the provider — and Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S22 smartphones are included.

Apple Car project loses another executive six months after hire

Apple Car project loses another executive six months after hire

An automotive engineer who worked on the Apple Car team has left the Cupertino tech giant just days over six months after the company hired him.

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Digital ID feature in Apple Wallet has expanded to Maryland

Digital ID feature in Apple Wallet has expanded to Maryland

Apple iPhone users in the state of Maryland are now able to add digital IDs to the Wallet app on their devices for easy presentation at TSA checkpoints.

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TipsHow to use an Apple AirTag to keep tabs on your everyday belongings

How to use an Apple AirTag to keep tabs on your everyday belongings

If you ever wished you could use Find My iPhone for your wallet, keys, and other everyday items, an Apple AirTag can make that happen. Here's what you should know.

ExclusiveApple's MacBook Pro 16-inch is back in stock for $2,299 ($200 off), plus $80 off AppleCare

Apple's MacBook Pro 16-inch is back in stock for $2,299 ($200 off), plus $80 off AppleCare

This exclusive 16-inch MacBook Pro deal not only delivers the cheapest price available, but it's in stock at Apple Reseller Adorama, avoiding Apple's 2-month backorder delay.

Apple Stores start accepting Tap to Pay across US

Apple Stores start accepting Tap to Pay across US

Apple's Tap to Pay, the contactless feature that lets one iPhone user pay another without any extra hardware, has begun to roll out to Apple Stores nationwide.

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Apple Store in Louisville, Kentucky becomes fourth to announce union drive

Apple Store in Louisville, Kentucky becomes fourth to announce union drive

Workers at an Apple Store in Louisville, Kentucky are working toward forming a union, marking the fourth Apple retail location to announce a push toward unionization.

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Ikea unveils new smart hub with Matter, overhauled home app

Ikea unveils new smart hub with Matter, overhauled home app

Ikea has announced a new HomeKit-compatible smart home hub with Matter support and a redesigned home app that'll make it easier for users to control the company's smart products.

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FeatureCompared: Apple Music vs Spotify in 2022

Compared: Apple Music vs Spotify in 2022

Spotify and Apple Music are the heavyweights of the music streaming industry, but which is better isn't clear-cut.

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Daily Deals May 25: 76% off Magic Leap AR headset, $24 256GB SD card, 10% off M1 MacBook Air, more

Daily Deals May 25: 76% off Magic Leap AR headset, $24 256GB SD card, 10% off M1 MacBook Air, more

Wednesday's best deals include 10% off Playstation DualSense controller, a $19 18W Anker charger, 29% off Beats Flex earbuds, and much more.

Apple highlights studies saying that the App Store is good for small business

Apple highlights studies saying that the App Store is good for small business

Apple has highlighted a pair of studies showing that its App Store now supports more than 2.2 million jobs in the U.S. and has seen a 118% increase in small developer earnings.

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Apple's Beats & Daily Paper collaborate for special edition Studio Buds

Apple's Beats & Daily Paper collaborate for special edition Studio Buds

A special Beats Studio Buds edition featuring a hip hop graffiti case design has been launched in collaboration with Amsterdam fashion house, Daily Paper.

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Global digital tax plans delayed to 2024

Global digital tax plans delayed to 2024

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has revealed that it now expects its plans to negotiate a global digital tax on firms such as Apple and Google, won't happen in 2023 as hoped.

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Apple notifies Swift Student Challenge winners, updates WWDC COVID precautions

Apple notifies Swift Student Challenge winners, updates WWDC COVID precautions

As WWDC 2022 nears, Apple has begun notifying the winners of its latest Swift Student Challenge, and has updated its coronavirus protections for attendees.

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AirTag stalking incidents prompts Oklahoma State University police to warn students & faculty

AirTag stalking incidents prompts Oklahoma State University police to warn students & faculty

Following a number of students reporting being tracked by AirTags, police from OSU have issued a warning about the misuse of the technology.

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Apple's iPhone emergency SOS saves woman from attempted rape

Apple's iPhone emergency SOS saves woman from attempted rape

As years of a harrowing court case concluded with her attacker being sentenced to prison, the survivor of a rape attempt has told how she used the iPhone emergency SOS to get help.

One iPhone 14 model is weeks behind schedule because of China lockdowns

One iPhone 14 model is weeks behind schedule because of China lockdowns

At least one model of iPhone 14 is reportedly weeks behind schedule because of the COVID lockdowns in China, and Apple is working with suppliers to get back on schedule.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Apple TV+ reveals 'Las Azules' Spanish-language crime drama

Apple TV+ reveals 'Las Azules' Spanish-language crime drama

A new Apple TV+ crime drama called "Las Azules" will take place in 1970 Mexico with an all-Hispanic cast and crew, starring Barbara Mori.

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Apple's homeless relocation project still hasn't found homes for everyone

Apple's homeless relocation project still hasn't found homes for everyone

Apple has spent millions supporting people moved from a homeless encampment on its property, but with nine months of support drying up, many haven't yet found permanent housing.

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ReviewIodyne Pro Data review: External storage as fast as your Mac Studio's SSD

Iodyne Pro Data review: External storage as fast as your Mac Studio's SSD

The Iodyne Pro Data offers storage for creative professionals working in teams, combining multiple Thunderbolt connections with high capacity NVMe SSD storage, in an appliance accessible by multiple users.

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Apple's Cork campus expanding with 1300 new hires

Apple's Cork campus expanding with 1300 new hires

Apple is expanding its Cork campus with another office building to accommodate 1,300 new employees at its European headquarters in Ireland.

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VideoEverything we know about the next HomePod

Everything we know about the next HomePod

Apple's smart speaker family could expand in the future, with speculation of a new HomePod release on the way. Here's what Apple is rumored to be preparing to launch.

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Corey B. Marion, co-founder of The Iconfactory, dies age 54

Corey B. Marion, co-founder of The Iconfactory, dies age 54

Designer and The Iconfactory cofounded Corey B. Marion has died, aged 54, following a long battle with cancer.

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Apple shares full program for its upcoming hybrid WWDC 2022 event

Apple shares full program for its upcoming hybrid WWDC 2022 event

Apple has shared the schedule for its upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference, including the event's keynote slated for 10 a.m. Pacific on June 6.

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Waze adds Apple Music support for iPhone users

Waze adds Apple Music support for iPhone users

Waze has added support for Apple Music to its Audio Player, enabling users to access their music subscription from within the app.

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iPhone 14 Pro could get the Apple Watch's always-on display feature

iPhone 14 Pro could get the Apple Watch's always-on display feature

Apple's upcoming iPhone 14 Pro could feature always-on display capabilities thanks to their variable refresh rates and ProMotion technology, according to an analyst.

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Apple could let you switch active devices in the future just by picking them up

Apple could let you switch active devices in the future just by picking them up

You're using your iPhone and Mac, plus you're wearing your Apple Watch — but Apple wants future devices to know which you're concentrating on right now and deliver notifications to that active one, instead of everything.

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Apple's Erik Neuenschwander talks about design choices at privacy conference

Apple's Erik Neuenschwander talks about design choices at privacy conference

Apple privacy chief Erik Neuenschwander has taken part in a talk at CPDP 2022, with him insisting that Apple's designs provide "great privacy" to all of its users.

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Apple launches new Apple Watch Pride Edition bands, faces

Apple launches new Apple Watch Pride Edition bands, faces

Apple has launched its new Pride Edition Apple Watch bands, and watch faces, released in support of the global LGBTQ+ community.

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FeatureThe five best digital art apps for iPad artists

The five best digital art apps for iPad artists

By itself, the iPad has a lot of potential for artists, but it needs some really good apps to really make it shine. Here's how to turn your iPad into your new favorite sketchbook with our favorite digital art apps.

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