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Thursday, June 24, 2021

Apple CEO Tim Cook visits LA youth outreach organization Create Now

Apple CEO Tim Cook visits LA youth outreach organization Create Now

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Thursday visited local youth outreach organization Create Now, an arts-focused non-profit that is now receiving support from the tech giant.

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Apple TV+ original 'Stillwater' wins Peabody Award for storytelling

Apple TV+ original 'Stillwater' wins Peabody Award for storytelling

Apple TV+ original children's series "Stillwater" earned a Peabody Award for storytelling, the company announced on Thursday.

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SharePlay makes debut in second iOS 15 beta

SharePlay makes debut in second iOS 15 beta

Apple's new SharePlay feature, which enables users to watch videos, listen to music and share their screens with each other over FaceTime, is now available for testing with Thursday's iOS 15 beta release.

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Amazon acquires podcast hosting, monetization company Art19

Amazon acquires podcast hosting, monetization company Art19

Amazon has announced that it is acquiring a major podcast hosting and monetization platform Art19, the latest hint that the company is planning an expansion of its podcast footprint.

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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.

Sunita Mani joins Apple TV+ film 'Spirited,' based on 'A Christmas Carol'

Sunita Mani joins Apple TV+ film 'Spirited,' based on 'A Christmas Carol'

Sunita Mani has joined the cast of upcoming Apple TV+ original film "Spirited," a rendition of Charles Dickens classic "A Christmas Carol."

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Apple CEO Tim Cook celebrates grand opening of Apple Tower Theatre in LA

Apple CEO Tim Cook celebrates grand opening of Apple Tower Theatre in LA

Apple CEO Tim Cook made an appearance at the grand opening of Apple Tower Theatre, the company's new retail location in downtown L.A., celebrating alongside employees and other attendees.

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Microsoft closes above $2 trillion for first time

Microsoft closes above $2 trillion for first time

Microsoft stock closed Thursday with a market valuation above $2 trillion, becoming only the second publicly traded U.S. company after Apple to do so.

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Apple issues second developer betas for iOS 15, iPadOS 15, tvOS 15, watchOS 8 [u]

Apple issues second developer betas for iOS 15, iPadOS 15, tvOS 15, watchOS 8 [u]

Apple has provided developers with the second beta of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15, for testing the milestone operating system releases on their own hardware.

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House Judiciary advances all bills in sweeping antitrust legislative package

House Judiciary advances all bills in sweeping antitrust legislative package

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee has approved all six pieces of legislation in a sweeping antitrust package targeting Big Tech, advancing the bills to the full House of Representatives.

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Apple Watch Series 3 prototype sports 'Smart Connectors' for bands

Apple Watch Series 3 prototype sports 'Smart Connectors' for bands

An alleged Apple Watch Series 3 prototype appears to sport some type of smart connector system, hinting at the company's past experimentation with smart bands.

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TipsHow to create a Maps itinerary on iPhone

How to create a Maps itinerary on iPhone

It is possible to plan out a multi-stop journey on your iPhone, but you can't do it with Apple Maps or Google Maps. Here's what you can do.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Tim Cook to let antitrust bills play out

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Tim Cook to let antitrust bills play out

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi confirmed that she spoke with Apple CEO Tim Cook about a recent slate of antitrust bills, adding that she told him to let the process play out.

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Microsoft Windows 11 revealed with dramatic increase in system requirements

Microsoft Windows 11 revealed with dramatic increase in system requirements

Microsoft has officially debuted Windows 11 with an all new user interface, the ability to run Android apps from the Amazon App store, and more.

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Apple developing tamper-proof camera indicator for AR headset privacy

Apple developing tamper-proof camera indicator for AR headset privacy

Apple is working on a tamper-resistant recording light indicator system that could allow people around an "Apple Glass" or VR headset user to know if they are being filmed.

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Google pushes back third-party cookie block until 2023

Google pushes back third-party cookie block until 2023

A Privacy Sandbox feature for Google Chrome that would block third-party cookies has been delayed by a year, over what the company says is concern for advertisers.

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Epic CEO decries Apple's App Store 'propaganda' after 10 months of his own

Epic CEO decries Apple's App Store 'propaganda' after 10 months of his own

Tim Sweeney, the man behind the "Fortnite" 1984 ad campaign against Apple, claims that corporate propaganda shouldn't be the response to big tech issues.

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Apple debuts trailer for Sundance award-winning 'CODA'

Apple debuts trailer for Sundance award-winning 'CODA'

A new trailer for upcoming Apple TV+ film, "CODA" has landed on YouTube, ahead of the August release to both the streaming service and select theaters.

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Blowout deal: Intel 13-inch MacBook Pro (16GB RAM, 512GB) dips to $1,499

Blowout deal: Intel 13-inch MacBook Pro (16GB RAM, 512GB) dips to $1,499

Post-Prime Day deals continue to drive down prices on MacBooks, with Apple's 2.0GHz Core i5 13-inch MacBook Pro with 16GB of memory and a 512GB SSD now $300 off.

Apple Fitness+ update bringing new Time to Walk episodes, more workouts

Apple Fitness+ update bringing new Time to Walk episodes, more workouts

Apple Fitness+ will soon see a slate of new content, including new Time to Walk episodes, an Apple Music artist spotlight series, and additional HIIT and strength workouts.

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Apple announces 'Liaison,' first French-English show to land on Apple TV+

Apple announces 'Liaison,' first French-English show to land on Apple TV+

Filming has officially begun for "Liaison," a contemporary thriller that will mark Apple TV+'s first French-English offering.

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Analyst shoots down concerns of weak Apple June quarter, 2022 growth

Analyst shoots down concerns of weak Apple June quarter, 2022 growth

Investment bank Morgan Stanley is increasingly confident that Apple will both outperform in the June quarter and show solid growth across its products in 2022.

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'Apple Glass' may have safeguards to prevent wearers bumping into real objects

'Apple Glass' may have safeguards to prevent wearers bumping into real objects

Apple devices such as "Apple Glass" may integrate real-world objects into Apple AR or VR experiences, specifically to avoid the wearer colliding with them.

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Apple begins crackdown on leakers from China

Apple begins crackdown on leakers from China

Known leakers Kang and Duan Rui both say that Apple has sent letters demanding that they stop revealing details of future products, and warning of legal action in China if they don't.

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Andreessen Horowitz launches $2.2 billion crypto fund

Andreessen Horowitz launches $2.2 billion crypto fund

Venture Capital firm Andreessen Horowitz is launching a new, $2.2 billion fund to invest in cryptocurrency, stating that they are "radically optimistic about crypto's potential."

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'Apple Glass' could place virtual controls in the wearer's hand

'Apple Glass' could place virtual controls in the wearer's hand

An Apple AR device such as "Apple Glass," or another head-mounted display, may be able to detect when a wearer puts their hand out, and position a virtual control panel there.

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Judiciary committee on path to advance entire big tech antitrust bill package

Judiciary committee on path to advance entire big tech antitrust bill package

Following a debate that extended into the early morning, the US House Judiciary Committee has advanced all but one of the bills before it that focus on curbing Big Tech and its ability to promote its own products and services over others — and the last one will likely get the nod on Thursday.

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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

John McAfee dies in Spanish prison following extradition order to US

John McAfee dies in Spanish prison following extradition order to US

Eccentric software mogul John McAfee, best known for a suite of antivirus programs that bore his name, died in a Spanish prison Wednesday after a court in that country authorized his extradition to the United States. He was 75.

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Logitech Combo Touch keyboard now available for iPad Air 4

Logitech Combo Touch keyboard now available for iPad Air 4

Logitech has debuted a new Combo Touch keyboard for Apple's 4th-generation iPad Air model that was released in 2020.

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House Judiciary approves bill to increase antitrust enforcement budget

House Judiciary approves bill to increase antitrust enforcement budget

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee has voted to approve a bill to increase the budgets of antitrust enforcers as the panel considered a slate of sweeping bills aimed at tech giants.

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French court to hear App Store complaint in September

French court to hear App Store complaint in September

A French court has set a date to hear a case brought against Apple by the country's finance ministry over allegedly abusive contract terms on the App Store.

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'Strange Planet' webcomic coming to Apple TV+ as animated series

'Strange Planet' webcomic coming to Apple TV+ as animated series

Apple TV+ has ordered a straight-to-series adaptation of "Strange Planet" with Dan Harmon and Nathan Pyle acting as executive producers.

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VideoHow to use Shortcuts to automatically change your iPhone wallpaper every day

How to use Shortcuts to automatically change your iPhone wallpaper every day

Combining Shortcuts with stock image website Unsplash, you can automate iPhone and iPad to change your home screen wallpaper every day.

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Apple working with New York Magazine on 'journalism project'

Apple working with New York Magazine on 'journalism project'

New York Magazine is working with Apple on some type of journalism project related to the Apple News platform, according to the publication's editor in chief.

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TipsHow to batch rename files in macOS

How to batch rename files in macOS

If you have to collect a number of files in the same folder, but want to title them in a more orderly fashion, you need to learn how to master renaming files in macOS.

Apple Retail firing on all cylinders with very little employee churn, says Deirdre O'Brien

Apple Retail firing on all cylinders with very little employee churn, says Deirdre O'Brien

Apple retail chief Deirdre O'Brien says all Apple Stores have reopened, and given consumer habits and wants, there won't be a shift in brick and mortar retail strategy post-pandemic.

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VideoEverything in new in Safari 15 and how you can try it yourself right now

Everything in new in Safari 15 and how you can try it yourself right now

Apple is giving Safari a fresh coat of paint and some new features with macOS Monterey. Here are all the new features you can expect to see when the update ships in the fall, including a redesigned look, Tab Groups, and Quick Note.

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Dual-camera patent at core of lawsuit against Apple must be reconsidered

Dual-camera patent at core of lawsuit against Apple must be reconsidered

The Federal Circuit has both affirmed and vacated previous Patent Trial and Review board decisions on a Corephotonics patent lawsuit alleging that Apple stole its dual-camera technology.

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Apple has released slightly revised AirTag firmware

Apple has released slightly revised AirTag firmware

The anti-stalking features of AirTag were updated in 1.0.276, and Apple has released a new version of that update to users.

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