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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

FeatureSeven years later, Apple was right to kill off the 3.5mm headphone jack

Seven years later, it's more clear than ever that the days of the headphone jack on mobile devices are numbered. Here's how Apple was the vanguard for the death of the port — and what might be next for the connector.

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AppleInsider is hiring writers - apply now!

AppleInsider is hiring writers - apply now!

Do you obsess over Apple news and rumors? Do you roll out of bed and hit your favorite Apple news sites before concerning yourself with the broader aspects of life? Do you like teaching people how to use that iPhone or iPad? We may have the perfect opportunity for you.

macOS Monterey 12.5.1 now available with important security patches

macOS Monterey 12.5.1 now available with important security patches

On Wednesday, Apple released macOS Monterey 12.5.1 with security patches for potentially exploited vulnerabilities in WebKit and the Kernel.

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Apple releases iOS 15.6.1, iPadOS 15.6.1, watchOS 8.7.1 with bug fixes and security patches

Apple releases iOS 15.6.1, iPadOS 15.6.1, watchOS 8.7.1 with bug fixes and security patches

Apple has released iOS 15.6.1 and iPadOS 15.6.1 with important security patches for potentially exploited vulnerabilities alongside a watchOS 8.7.1 bug fix update.

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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 aiming for Sept. 7 to unveil iPhone 14, Apple Watch Series 8

Apple is reportedly planning on holding its iPhone 14 and Apple Watch Series 8 launch event on Sept. 7, according to a new report.

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TipsHow to avoid AirTag batteries dying now that Apple isn't showing life remaining

You can no longer check the battery level in your AirTags whenever you want, but there are things you can — and should — do to make sure they don't die on you unexpectedly.

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Apple releases first trailer for 'The Greatest Beer Run Ever,' coming Sept. 30

Apple TV+ has released the first trailer for upcoming original film "The Greatest Beer Run Ever," which stars Zac Efron and is set to premiere on Sept. 30.

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Amazon's $569 M1 Mac mini deal is back

Bonus savings at checkout drive the price of the M1 Mac mini down to $569.99 at Amazon.

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Beats Fit Pro x Kim Kardashian are in stock at Amazon right now

All three color choices in the new Beats Fit Pro x Kim Kardashian collection are in stock at Amazon, with delivery as soon as tomorrow.

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GarageBand adds new Katy Perry, Seventeen 'Remix Sessions'

Apple's music app GarageBand for iOS and iPadOS has gained new DJ sessions based around Katy Perry and K-Pop group Seventeen.

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Wedbush raises Apple price target to $220 on continued iPhone demand

Wedbush has raised its Apple price target to $220 from $200 because iPhone demand is holding up as the company heads into its next cycle.

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Daily deals August 17: $60 off Apple TV 4K, $110 off Series 7 Apple watch, more

Daily deals August 17: $60 off Apple TV 4K, $110 off Series 7 Apple watch, more

Wednesday's best deals include $110 off an Apple Watch Series 7, $297 for an LG 27-inch 4K HDR monitor, refurbished iPhones from $139, and much more.

Australia's national swim team relies on iPad, Apple Watch for training

Coaches and swimmers in Australia's The Dolphins national swim team are using Apple Watch, iPad, and custom apps to track health and performance.

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All iOS VPNs are worthless and Apple knows it, claims researcher

A detailed new report says that a long-time bug in iOS prevents any VPN from fully encrypting all traffic — and also claims that Apple has known about it and chosen to do nothing since discovery in 2020

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AirTag gets magical mystery tour of Portugal in lost luggage

It's now become common for travelers to use AirTags to find their suitcases, but a vacationing couple got to watch as their lost luggage toured Portugal without them.

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Kim Kardashian Beats edition sells out in US, most countries

The Beats Fit Pro "Kim K" edition is no longer available in the US, though certain color configurations can still be bought internationally.

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Apple tests production of Apple Watch, MacBook Pro in Vietnam

Continuing Apple's aim of reducing dependence on China, its suppliers are testing Vietnamese production of both the Apple Watch and MacBook Pro.

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Bluetti's AC500 solar station can help you beat power outages

Bluetti's second-generation modular power station, the AC500, could be just what you need to keep your Macs and the rest of your home running smoothly during a power outage, or for some applications, going completely off-grid.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Save $100 on Samsung's Odyssey Ark 55-inch 4K 165Hz Mini-LED Display

Samsung's new (and drool-worthy) 55-inch Odyssey Ark 4K Gaming Monitor can be preordered today with a $100 discount.

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Apple will start collecting 'Netflix tax' in September

Apple will begin collecting taxes on Apple TV+ subscriptions within Chicago as part of its settlement relating to the city's 2015 Amusement Tax.

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Several iCloud services were down for two hours on Tuesday

Some of Apple's iCloud-related services were experiencing an outage that could cause problems for users trying to access them.

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Apple TV+ lands Skydance film 'The Family Plan' starring Mark Wahlberg

Apple TV+ has landed an upcoming action comedy film dubbed "The Family Plan," which is set to star Mark Wahlberg.

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Apple TV+ shares first trailer for Sidney Poitier documentary

Apple TV+ shares first trailer for Sidney Poitier documentary

The upcoming Apple TV+ documentary called "Sidney" gets its first trailer featuring multiple stars discussing the late Sidney Poitier's influence on their career.

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Celebrate National Parks with Apple's latest Activity Challenge on August 27

Apple will commemorate National Parks in the U.S. with its annual Apple Watch Activity Challenge on Aug. 27.

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Get lifetime access to Microsoft Office for Mac Home & Business 2021 for just $54.99

Don't miss out on this Microsoft Office for Mac deal that will save you time and money. A lifetime Home & Business 2021 license is available at an 84% discount, offering access to Microsoft's popular suite of Office tools for a fraction of the retail cost.

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TipsHow to use Conversation Boost with AirPods Pro

How to use Conversation Boost with AirPods Pro

Don't wait on the feds to make hearing aids available over the counter. Apple's latest hearing assistive technology is available on AirPods Pro, and it's easy to use — but oddly fiddly to set up.

FeatureThe best video editors for macOS when iMovie doesn't cut it

Apple's main video editing program on macOS is iMovie. It's enough for most, but it doesn't satisfy professional and more advanced editors. Here are the best alternatives to iMovie.

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ReviewCasetify 'Toy Story' iPhone 13 case review: Your favorite Pixar characters complement your phone

Casetify 'Toy Story' iPhone 13 case review: Your favorite Pixar characters complement your phone

Casetify's new "Toy Story" collection is full of nostalgia for Pixar fans with cases, watch bands, batteries, and more. We took a look at a few of the new case designs for iPhone 13 Pro.

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TwelveSouth's Curve Flex stand raises your MacBook Pro to eye-level

TwelveSouth's Curve Flex stand raises your MacBook Pro to eye-level

TwelveSouth has launched the Curve Flex, a MacBook Pro stand that can raise the heigh by up to 22 inches off the desk, and at angles of up to 45 degrees.

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ReviewDas Keyboard MacTigr Review: Mac minimalism in mechanical keyboard form

Das Keyboard MacTigr Review: Mac minimalism in mechanical keyboard form

The Das Keyboard MacTigr is a full-sized mechanical keyboard for Mac with a minimalist design and no flashy features.

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TipsHow to blur sensitive information in images on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac

How to blur sensitive information in images on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac

If you're looking to share a screenshot or photo, but you don't want to expose anything too personal, here's how you can blur or otherwise censor them on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad.

ReviewHyper 245W GaN Desktop Charger review: All the bells and whistles

Hyper 245W GaN Desktop Charger review: All the bells and whistles

The new Hyper 245W GaN Desktop Charger is compact, sleek, and the most powerful multi charger you can have at the ready. You'll have no issue charging your USB-C gear with four outputs, including multiple Apple laptops at full speed.

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Daily Deals August 16: $300 off 16-inch MacBook Pro, $50 off 11-inch iPad Pro, WD storage discounts, more

Daily Deals August 16: $300 off 16-inch MacBook Pro, $50 off 11-inch iPad Pro, WD storage discounts, more

Tuesday's best deals include money off the 14-inch MacBook Pro and 16-inch MacBook Pro, the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer for $343, a promo for Nomad accessories, and much more.

Apple researching wearable glove input device, to simplify interactions with AR & VR

Apple researching wearable glove input device, to simplify interactions with AR & VR

Apple is researching how users can interact with computer systems, with one idea being a glove that could be used for gesture controls, and could potentially provide haptic feedback in some situations.

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FeatureHow and why Apple's iPod touch could be reborn

How and why Apple's iPod touch could be reborn

Since the discontinuation of iPod touch, it has left us wondering what Apple could have done to keep the legacy of iPod alive. Here are four ways iPod touch could have stayed relevant.

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Apple lays off 100 recruiters as hiring becomes more 'deliberate'

Around 100 contractor recruiters have now been laid off at Apple, although an unknown number of others remain, as do the company's full-time recruitment workers.

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Deals: Sam's Club membership on sale for $14.99, plus free $10 gift card

It's back! Grab a 1-year Sam's Club membership for just $14.99 in addition to a free $10 eGift card, delivering warehouse club savings for a fraction of the retail cost.

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Monday, August 15, 2022

Apple ups in-person work to three days a week for corporate employees

Apple has informed its corporate employees that they must return to the office three days a week starting September 5.

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