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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Paramount+ and Showtime bundle reactivates for some prior subscribers

Paramount+ and Showtime bundle reactivates for some prior subscribers

While it still isn't open to new subscribers, it appears Apple's Paramount+ and Showtime bundle has been reactivated for some previous subscribers.

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Mark Ronson talks pleasures and problems in making 'Watch the Sound' for Apple TV+

Mark Ronson talks pleasures and problems in making 'Watch the Sound' for Apple TV+

"Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson" host reveals the series came from Apple TV+ asking for a "techy, geeky" series for music fans.

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Zens 4-in-1 wireless charger powers MagSafe iPhones and three other devices

Zens 4-in-1 wireless charger powers MagSafe iPhones and three other devices

Zens has launched a 4-in-1 wireless charger, an all-in-one charging station that provides power to a MagSafe-equipped iPhone, Apple Watch, AirPods, and a fourth device at the same time.

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Master & Dynamic releases MW08 Sport true wireless earbuds and premium Qi charging pad

Master & Dynamic releases MW08 Sport true wireless earbuds and premium Qi charging pad

Following the launch of its MW08 true wireless earbuds, Master & Dynamic is back with the MW08 Sport that boasts even more features including wireless charging and optional foam ear tips.

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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.

Australians can add digital health insurance cards to Apple Wallet

Australians can add digital health insurance cards to Apple Wallet

Australian iPhone users will be able to use their mobile devices as part of their healthcare experience, with HICAPS practitioners in the country now accepting digital health insurance cards held in Apple Wallet.

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Apple continues plans for Touch ID embedded within displays

Apple continues plans for Touch ID embedded within displays

Apple is continuing research on ways for a sensor to be included inside a display, needed to bring back Touch ID without a visible button.

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Static charge could give iPhone displays friction-based haptics

Static charge could give iPhone displays friction-based haptics

A future iPhone or iPad may provide users with more touch-centric haptic feedback, by using electrostatic layers to create points of friction on the display that a user could sense with their finger.

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Apple invites some macOS Big Sur users to try Monterey's Safari redesign

Apple invites some macOS Big Sur users to try Monterey's Safari redesign

Through the Safari Technology Preview, Apple is inviting selected users to try out the new browser redesign without joining the macOS Monterey beta program.

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Monday, July 26, 2021

Elon Musk takes jabs at Apple during Tesla earnings call

Elon Musk takes jabs at Apple during Tesla earnings call

Tesla CEO Elon Musk took two potshots at Apple during a quarterly earnings conference call on Monday, noting the batteries in his company's cars use less cobalt than devices made by the tech giant.

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Apple ceases iOS 14.6 code signing, blocks downgrades from iOS 14.7 and above

Apple ceases iOS 14.6 code signing, blocks downgrades from iOS 14.7 and above

Apple on Monday stopped signing code for iOS 14.6 following the release of iOS 14.7 last week and iOS 14.7.1 today, meaning users are now unable to downgrade to the previous operating system version.

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Facebook's Oculus investigating Apple Health app integration

Facebook's Oculus investigating Apple Health app integration

Code discovered in Facebook's Oculus app reveals the company is investigating an Apple Health app integration that would allow users to save workout data generated by Oculus Move.

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Intel to manufacture chips for Qualcomm, Amazon as it plays catch-up with TSMC

Intel to manufacture chips for Qualcomm, Amazon as it plays catch-up with TSMC

Intel on Monday provided details on its plan to catch up to specialist foundries like Apple partner TSMC, announcing new deals to make chips for Qualcomm and Amazon on its way to a roadmapped industry lead by 2025.

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'Ted Lasso' season premiere breaks Apple TV+ viewing record

'Ted Lasso' season premiere breaks Apple TV+ viewing record

The season two premiere of breakout hit "Ted Lasso" managed to bring in the most viewers of any Apple TV+ series or movie debut to date, the company said Monday.

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'The Office' writers credit first video iPod with boosting show's popularity

'The Office' writers credit first video iPod with boosting show's popularity

A pair of top writers and producers who worked on "The Office" have credited Apple's first video iPod with boosting the show's popularity in its early days.

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Apple gives 11 reasons why business users should choose Mac

Apple gives 11 reasons why business users should choose Mac

In an updated webpage, Apple has laid out 11 reasons why business users should choose a Mac as their primary work computer, including better performance, battery life, and security.

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'iPad mini 6' could sport 8.3-inch display but retain the same footprint

'iPad mini 6' could sport 8.3-inch display but retain the same footprint

The display on the rumored "iPad mini 6" will be bumped up to 8.3 inches because of its narrower bezels and lack of Home button, according to a display analyst.

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PowerZeus 500 Portable Power Station review: Power everything, even off-grid

PowerZeus 500 Portable Power Station review: Power everything, even off-grid

Keep your small devices going through extended power outages with the high-capacity PowerZeus 500 Portable Power Station.

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Apple Music streaming record reportedly shattered by Kanye's 'Donda' event

Apple Music streaming record reportedly shattered by Kanye's 'Donda' event

Kanye West's latest Apple Music streaming event has smashed previous live streaming events, clocking in roughly 3.3 million viewers.

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ExclusiveDeals: 512GB M1 MacBook Air gets exclusive $165 discount, AppleCare $40 off

Deals: 512GB M1 MacBook Air gets exclusive $165 discount, AppleCare $40 off

Just in time for back-to-school shopping, Apple's current MacBook Air with the 8-core M1 GPU and a 512GB SSD is on sale for $1,085, reflecting a $164 discount off MSRP. AppleCare is also $40 off with this exclusive deal.

macOS Big Sur 11.5.1 now available with security updates [u]

macOS Big Sur 11.5.1 now available with security updates [u]

Apple has released macOS Big Sur 11.5.1 with security updates only a few days after macOS 11.5 dropped.

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Best deals for July 26 - $30 off Apple Pencil, $100 off Netgear Orbi

Best deals for July 26 - $30 off Apple Pencil, $100 off Netgear Orbi

Monday's best deals include 15% off the popular 8Bitdo wireless controller, $100 off a DJI drone, and a new week of iTunes movie sales.

Apple releases iOS 14.7.1, iPadOS 14.7.1 with Apple Watch TouchID unlock fix [u]

Apple releases iOS 14.7.1, iPadOS 14.7.1 with Apple Watch TouchID unlock fix [u]

Apple has released iOS 14.7.1 and iPadOS 14.7.1 with bug fixes including one that prevented the Apple Watch from being unlocked when connected to Touch ID phones.

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New 'Shot on iPhone 12' video gives film-making tips and tricks

New 'Shot on iPhone 12' video gives film-making tips and tricks

Apple has published a new video showing off different iPhone 12 filmmaking techniques for aspiring cinematographers and casual users alike.

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TipsHow to use Live Text on macOS Monterey

How to use Live Text on macOS Monterey

Picking text out of pictures with Live Text might seem to be of most use on iPhone, but you've got thousands of photos just waiting for it on macOS Monterey.

2022 Mac Pro said to use Intel Ice Lake Xeon W-3300 CPU

2022 Mac Pro said to use Intel Ice Lake Xeon W-3300 CPU

A future Mac Pro is rumored to use the Xeon W-3300 CPU family, in parallel with Apple's commitment to fully transition to Apple Silicon by 2022.

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Google given two months to reform flight and hotel search results in EU

Google given two months to reform flight and hotel search results in EU

The European Union has given Google two months to change the way it presents search results for hotels and flights and to explain to authorities how it ranks them.

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TipsHow to use the new Weather app in iOS 15

How to use the new Weather app in iOS 15

Apple has done a remarkable job with its Weather app in adding Dark Sky data, yet still keeping the app simple and clear to use, in iOS 15.

What to expect from Apple's Q3 2021 earnings on July 27

What to expect from Apple's Q3 2021 earnings on July 27

Apple will announce fiscal results for its third quarter of 2021 on Tuesday, July 27, and Wall Street is predicting another blockbuster quarter for Apple. Here's what to expect, and what analysts are looking for in the report.

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Find My, Photos, iCloud services experienced issues for three hours

Find My, Photos, iCloud services experienced issues for three hours

For a period of time on Monday morning, Apple's System Status dashboard indicated users may have experienced issues with Find My, iCloud syncing services, Mail, and other tools.

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iPhone strength in the US will offset China weakness in Q3 and Q4, analyst says

iPhone strength in the US will offset China weakness in Q3 and Q4, analyst says

Investment bank Goldman Sachs expects Apple to report a strong June quarter and guide well for Q4, driven largely by solid Q3 U.S. iPhone shipments and September quarter build estimates.

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Amazon could take bitcoin payments in 2021 as it prepares own cryptocurrency

Amazon could take bitcoin payments in 2021 as it prepares own cryptocurrency

Amazon may soon start taking bitcoin as payment for goods and services, according to a report, with the retailer also potentially looking into creating its own cryptocurrency.

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Get ready for your $3 settlement check over FaceTime needing iOS 7

Get ready for your $3 settlement check over FaceTime needing iOS 7

If you're still steaming over Apple requiring iOS 7 for FaceTime to keep working, you've finally had your day in court, and now you're getting the $3.06 you deserve.

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OmniBlinds, new Arlo monitoring service, and Aqara's air quality sensor on HomeKit Insider

OmniBlinds, new Arlo monitoring service, and Aqara's air quality sensor on HomeKit Insider

On the latest episode of the HomeKit Insider podcast, your hosts discuss the OmniBlinds Thread-enabled HomeKit shades, Arlo's new subscription monitoring services, we share our first impressions of the Aqara air quality sensor, and we examine Apple's MagSafe Battery Pack.

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Phil Schiller talks iconic design in Lamborghini Countach interview

Phil Schiller talks iconic design in Lamborghini Countach interview

Apple Fellow Phil Schiller has discussed innovation in design, as part of an interview for Lamborghini celebrating the iconic sports car, the Countach.

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'High-end' Apple Silicon iMac may not arrive until 2022

'High-end' Apple Silicon iMac may not arrive until 2022

A high-end iMac release may not be until 2022, according to a leaker, with it apparently being launched later than other anticipated Mac updates to the "M1X" chip to maximize attention on the rest of the lineup.

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'iPhone 14 Pro' may come with titanium alloy frame or enclosure in 2022

'iPhone 14 Pro' may come with titanium alloy frame or enclosure in 2022

A new analyst report claims that Apple will use a titanium alloy chassis or internal frame in the "Pro" models of the "iPhone 14."

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Paramount+ and Showtime Apple TV bundle billing issues suggest end of deal

Paramount+ and Showtime Apple TV bundle billing issues suggest end of deal

A number of Apple TV channels customers are discovering their grandfathered bundle of Paramount+ and Showtime is being refunded, in what could be a sign that the deal is being discontinued.

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Australia considers requiring Apple to support Apple Pay rivals

Australia considers requiring Apple to support Apple Pay rivals

An Australian committee has heard arguments from Apple, Google, and others regarding the opening up of iPhone NFC payment systems to more than just Apple Pay.

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