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Monday, January 25, 2021

Apple Watch 'Series 7' rumor claims glucose monitoring is on the way

Apple Watch 'Series 7' rumor claims glucose monitoring is on the way

The "Apple Watch Series 7" may include the long-rumored glucose monitoring feature, a report about Samsung's rival wearable device suggests, despite the difficulty of taking blood sugar measurements without drawing blood.

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Apple adds celebrity 'Time to Walk' audio workouts in Apple Fitness+

Apple adds celebrity 'Time to Walk' audio workouts in Apple Fitness+

A new "walking experience" featuring celebrity guests recounting part of their life story has been added to Apple Watch for users of Apple Fitness+.

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Shortcuts 101, building a HomeKit-lit pantry, and listener questions on HomeKit Insider

Shortcuts 101, building a HomeKit-lit pantry, and listener questions on HomeKit Insider

On the latest episode of HomeKit Insider, we run down all the options for triggering and setting up Home automations in the iOS Shortcuts app, Andrew has a new project, we highlight the WristControl app, custom Home app wallpapers, and answer listener questions.

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Cowen upgrades iPhone 12 build forecasts over continuing high demand

Cowen upgrades iPhone 12 build forecasts over continuing high demand

High demand for the iPhone 12 has prompted Apple to increase its build orders for the March quarter, Cowen analysts claim, with sales in China said to be a highlight of the quarter's finances.

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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.

ReviewReview: Spigen's new accessories are an inexpensive way to get into MagSafe

Review: Spigen's new accessories are an inexpensive way to get into MagSafe

Spigen is going all-on on MagSafe with a massive new lineup of compatible accessories including chargers, cases, and power adapters. We took some time to try them all out.

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FeatureActing FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel could save net neutrality

Acting FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel could save net neutrality

President Joe Biden has appointed Jessica Rosenworcel as the acting chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission, making her the temporary chief of the agency and a frontrunner to be the full-time replacement. Here's what you need to know about the new FCC head.

FCC filing reveals HomeKit-enabled Eve Weather with Thread support

FCC filing reveals HomeKit-enabled Eve Weather with Thread support

Eve is preparing to launch a weather-monitoring device with HomeKit support, FCC filings reveal, one which will include support for Thread, a connectivity option built into the HomePod mini.

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Apple updates MagSafe support with medical device warning

Apple updates MagSafe support with medical device warning

Apple has updated a support document warning iPhone users that MagSafe could potentially interfere with pacemakers, defibrillators, and other medical implants that could be affected by magnets.

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Apple Magic Keyboard for 11-inch iPad Pro is $100 off

Apple Magic Keyboard for 11-inch iPad Pro is $100 off

Owners of the iPad Pro or iPad Air who really want to use the Magic Keyboard have the perfect opportunity to pick one up, as Amazon has reduced the cost of the 11-inch version by 33% to $199.

Saturday, January 23, 2021

TikTok blocked for some users in Italy over 'blackout game' allegations

TikTok blocked for some users in Italy over 'blackout game' allegations

Italy's Data Protection Authority has blocked access to TikTok for some users in the country who cannot prove their age, in the wake of the death of a 10-year-old girl attempting to take part in a dangerous "challenge."

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ReviewReview: Fauna audio sunglasses get a few things right, but still fall short when it comes to sound

Review: Fauna audio sunglasses get a few things right, but still fall short when it comes to sound

Fauna has hit the market with their own version of Bose Frame-like audio sunglasses and fashion glasses, and we took a look at them to see if they're worth the price.

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Apple AirPods Pro return to $199 this weekend at Amazon

Apple AirPods Pro return to $199 this weekend at Amazon

Amazon's fan-favorite $199 AirPods Pro deal is back, with units in stock and ready to ship at $50 off.

Configuration issue logs iPhone users out of Facebook

Configuration issue logs iPhone users out of Facebook

Numerous iPhone users discovered they were logged out from the Facebook app on Friday evening, a problem put down to a "configuration change" by the social network.

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Microsoft pits Surface Pro 7 against MacBook Pro in new ad

Microsoft pits Surface Pro 7 against MacBook Pro in new ad

Microsoft's latest attempt to promote its Surface tablet lineup has it comparing the Surface Pro 7 against Apple's MacBook Pro, despite the iPad Air potentially being a closer rival device.

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European lawmakers invite Tim Cook to tech power hearing

European lawmakers invite Tim Cook to tech power hearing

The European Parliament has asked for Apple CEO Tim Cook to join other major tech CEOs to a hearing on February 1, with lawmakers aiming to discuss changes that could curtail the power of Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook on the continent.

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Friday, January 22, 2021

Apple donates Black Lives Matter mural from Portland store to nonprofit

Apple donates Black Lives Matter mural from Portland store to nonprofit

Apple this week donated a sprawling Black Lives Matter mural that was painted on barricades fronting Apple Pioneer Place in Portland, Ore., to nonprofit Don't Shoot PDX for safekeeping.

Apple TV+ ranks low in streaming industry surveys despite market boom

Apple TV+ ranks low in streaming industry surveys despite market boom

The majority of streaming service customers subscribe to Netflix but only 14% can say the same for Apple TV+, according to a new J.D. Power survey.

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Officers ping Apple Watch to track down kidnapped woman in Texas

Officers ping Apple Watch to track down kidnapped woman in Texas

Police in Texas used the cellular location tracking feature of the Apple Watch to find a woman who had been kidnapped.

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Data shows 62% of Apple TV+ subscribers are on a trial, most don't plan to renew

Data shows 62% of Apple TV+ subscribers are on a trial, most don't plan to renew

The majority of Apple TV+ subscribers are currently on a free promotional trial and most don't plan to renew their subscriptions, a new survey claims.

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Apple shares hit all-time high in intraday trading, break closing price record

Apple shares hit all-time high in intraday trading, break closing price record

Shares of AAPL hit an all-time high in intraday trading on Friday before closing at $139.07, breaking the previous record set a day earlier.

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Roundup: best monitors for Apple's M1 MacBook Pro, Mac mini, MacBook Air

Roundup: best monitors for Apple's M1 MacBook Pro, Mac mini, MacBook Air

There are hundreds of monitors on the market and choosing the right one can be a difficult chore. We've rounded up the best monitors to pair with your M1-based Mac.

Apple picks up 'Lessons in Chemistry' drama starring Brie Larson

Apple picks up 'Lessons in Chemistry' drama starring Brie Larson

Apple TV+ has placed a straight-to-series order for drama "Lessons in Chemistry," which is set to star Brie Larson as a single mother who couples cooking and science to teach a nation.

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VideoAll the best cases and covers for the AirPods Pro

All the best cases and covers for the AirPods Pro

Everyone loves AirPods Pro and the best way to accessorize and protect the charging case is with an extra enclosure. We've rounded up the best cases available through October 10, 2020, with options that will likely appeal to everyone.

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Developer files antitrust complaint after Apple rejects COVID game

Developer files antitrust complaint after Apple rejects COVID game

A German developer and lobbyist has filed a complaint with the EU, claiming that both Apple and Google are unfairly rejecting apps with coronavirus themes.

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MacBook Pro with SD card slot, no Touch Bar coming in 2021

MacBook Pro with SD card slot, no Touch Bar coming in 2021

Apple is planning to remove the Touch Bar in its forthcoming MacBook Pro redesign, but may add an SD card. The 2021 models will not, however, gain 5G.

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FeatureNew 2021 Macs, Sideloading iOS on M1, and AirPods Max issues, on the AppleInsider podcast

New 2021 Macs, Sideloading iOS on M1, and AirPods Max issues, on the AppleInsider podcast

Hear all the latest rumors about the 2021 Macs, plus how to sideoad iOS apps onto an M1 Mac, and just what is going on with continuing AirPods Max issues.

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Apple TV+ review: 'Losing Alice' a suspenseful, sexy thriller from Israel

Apple TV+ review: 'Losing Alice' a suspenseful, sexy thriller from Israel

The new suspense show, "Losing Alice," is unlike anything Apple TV+ has shown before — and indicates a promising art house future for the streaming service

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Apple delays Face ID for 2021 iMac

Apple delays Face ID for 2021 iMac

Reportedly, Apple's 2021 redesign for the iMac will not include Face ID as previously expected.

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Apple plans thinner, high-end MacBook Air

Apple plans thinner, high-end MacBook Air

A revamped MacBook Air will reportedly feature next-generation Apple Silicon, and a MagSafe charger, plus become both thinner and lighter.

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Apple shifts more production from iPhone 12 mini, to iPhone 12 Pro

Apple shifts more production from iPhone 12 mini, to iPhone 12 Pro

Industry reports say that Pegatron is seeing reduced orders for the iPhone 12 mini, while Apple has charged Foxconn with making more of the iPhone 12 Pro series.

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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Apple TV+ original 'Servant' reportedly doubles audience with Season 2 premiere

Apple TV+ original 'Servant' reportedly doubles audience with Season 2 premiere

The second season of M. Night Shyamalan's "Servant" drew record numbers when it premiered on Apple TV+ last week, reportedly coming close to viewership enjoyed by standout hits "Defending Jacob" and "Ted Lasso."

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Apple seeds release candidate beta build of macOS Big Sur 11.2

Apple seeds release candidate beta build of macOS Big Sur 11.2

Apple on Thursday provided participants of its developer beta testing initiative the release candidate build of its upcoming macOS Big Sur 11.2 update.

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ReviewReview: Labodet offers a MagSafe wallet born out of high fashion

Review: Labodet offers a MagSafe wallet born out of high fashion

Apple's MagSafe wallet has some competition months after being released. Labodet has debuted a fashionable alternative that includes exotic leathers and a fix for the wallet's most frustrating design flaw.

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'Servant' creator M. Night Shyamalan discusses Apple, working with daughters in season 3

'Servant' creator M. Night Shyamalan discusses Apple, working with daughters in season 3

In an interview, M. Night Shyamalan reveals what its like working with his daughters on "Servant," says Apple has been "super supportive" of his production and ideas.

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iOS 15 will cut support for iPhone 6s and original iPhone SE, report claims

iOS 15 will cut support for iPhone 6s and original iPhone SE, report claims

The next update to Apple's iOS could kill support for older devices like the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s Plus, and the original iPhone SE.

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Apple issues release candidate betas for iOS 14.4, iPadOS 14.4, tvOS 14.4, and watchOS 7.3

Apple issues release candidate betas for iOS 14.4, iPadOS 14.4, tvOS 14.4, and watchOS 7.3

Apple is now on its third round of betas in this current generation of releases, providing developers with new builds of iOS 14.4, iPadOS 14.4, tvOS 14.4, and watchOS 7.3 as release candidates.

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TipsHow to share your driving ETA on iPhone

How to share your driving ETA on iPhone

As handy as it is being able to share your exact location with someone directly from your iPhone, that doesn't tell them how long it's going to take you to get home. Here's how to have your iPhone do that automatically.

Morgan Stanley raises AAPL target to $152, expects blockbuster December quarter

Morgan Stanley raises AAPL target to $152, expects blockbuster December quarter

Morgan Stanley has raised its Apple price target to $152 on expectations of a strong December quarter across its product and services portfolio.

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