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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

FeatureWhat to expect from Apple's September quarter earnings call on Thursday

What to expect from Apple's September quarter earnings call on Thursday

Apple will announce quarterly fiscal results for its fourth quarter of 2021 on Oct. 28 and it will likely be a quarterly record. Here's what to expect from the earnings call with investors.

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Amazon Omni, 4-series Fire TV models to support AirPlay 2, HomeKit

Amazon Omni, 4-series Fire TV models to support AirPlay 2, HomeKit

Amazon's upcoming TVs, including its Omni and 4-series lineup, will soon include support for Apple's AirPlay 2 and HomeKit technologies.

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Apple Music arrives on PlayStation 5

Apple Music arrives on PlayStation 5

Sony Playstation 5 gamers with an Apple Music subscription can now listen to the service's 90 million tracks before, during, or after gaming.

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New 16-inch MacBook Pro review: More power & more convenience for more money

New 16-inch MacBook Pro review: More power & more convenience for more money

Apple's new 16-inch MacBook Pro is an interesting blend of very new and some older technologies, packaged up with the most power Apple can bear in a portable Mac.

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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.

Best deals Oct. 27: 30% off 60-inch TV, $120 off 12TB hard drive, and more!

Best deals Oct. 27: 30% off 60-inch TV, $120 off 12TB hard drive, and more!

Wednesday's best deals include a $99 pair of Beats Solo wireless earphones, $32 off Apple's MagSafe Duo Charger, $200 off a DJI drone, and more!

TipsHow to use Quick Notes on macOS Monterey

How to use Quick Notes on macOS Monterey

The new Quick Notes feature in macOS Monterey is yet another boon in the forthcoming operating system, but it doesn't always work the way you expect.

Chinese students sue Apple over not including chargers with iPhones

Chinese students sue Apple over not including chargers with iPhones

A group of students from Chinese universities are suing Apple over its decision to not include chargers with the iPhone 12 and later.

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Apple launches 'Power for Impact' clean energy community projects

Apple launches 'Power for Impact' clean energy community projects

Apple has announced that it continues to add 100% clean energy suppliers, and launches 10 "Power for Impact" projects, supporting local communities most affected by climate change.

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MacBook Pro shipping delays caused by UPS 'mechanical' problems

MacBook Pro shipping delays caused by UPS 'mechanical' problems

UPS has reportedly been updating some MacBook Pro buyers, saying the unexpected delays to their orders were caused by unspecified "mechanical failures."

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Russia launches new Apple App Store antitrust investigation

Russia launches new Apple App Store antitrust investigation

Russia is the latest country to begin an antitrust investigation into Apple's App Store, this one following Apple's alleged ignoring of previous warnings.

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Customers accepting Apple's anti-tracking having 'modest' affect on Google

Customers accepting Apple's anti-tracking having 'modest' affect on Google

Google reports that its earnings have been only modestly affected by Apple's App Tracking Transparency since iOS 14, so far.

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ExclusiveEarly Black Friday deals hit Apple's 2021 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro

Early Black Friday deals hit Apple's 2021 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro

Early Black Friday deals on Apple's brand-new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro are here, with over 180 configurations eligible for an exclusive coupon discount. Enjoy triple-digit savings on the latest Macs featuring M1 Pro and M1 Max chips.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

WhatsApp users can transfer chat histories from iPhone to Google Pixel, Android 12 devices

WhatsApp users can transfer chat histories from iPhone to Google Pixel, Android 12 devices

Google on Tuesday cleared another barrier to switching mobile operating systems, announcing that iPhone users can easily migrate WhatsApp chat histories to Pixel phones and devices that launch with Android 12.

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Apple's Craig Federighi to present keynote at Web Summit 2021 next week

Apple's Craig Federighi to present keynote at Web Summit 2021 next week

Apple SVP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi is scheduled to present a keynote presentation at this year's Web Summit, which will be held in November in Lisbon, Portugal.

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Next Apple Watch Activity Challenge honors Veterans Day

Next Apple Watch Activity Challenge honors Veterans Day

Apple's next Apple Watch Activity Challenge celebrates Veterans Day, with users of the wearable able to earn a limited edition award and animated stickers by completing a workout on Nov. 11.

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Twitter revenue largely unaffected by Apple privacy changes

Twitter revenue largely unaffected by Apple privacy changes

As the social media sector bemoans Apple's recently enacted iOS privacy protections, Twitter on Tuesday said the changes that require users to opt in to ad tracking had a lower than expected impact on ad revenue.

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VideoHands on: Should you buy the Nike or standard aluminum Apple Watch Series 7

Hands on: Should you buy the Nike or standard aluminum Apple Watch Series 7

If you're pondering a new Apple Watch Series 7 purchase and are torn between the Nike and standard aluminum versions, check out this hands-on with a breakout of all the differences and our recommendation.

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16-inch MacBook Pro teardown reveals pull-tab battery adhesive & tweaked internals

16-inch MacBook Pro teardown reveals pull-tab battery adhesive & tweaked internals

Teardowns of Apple's new MacBook Pros have commenced, with one of the first showcasing the slightly tweaked internals of a 16-inch model with M1 Max chip.

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Apple News adds local coverage for three more US cities

Apple News adds local coverage for three more US cities

Apple News users can now access local coverage in three additional U.S. cities, expanding the platform's curated local news experience to 11 cities and metro areas.

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VideoCompared: 14-inch MacBook Pro vs. 13-inch M1 MacBook Pro vs. Intel 13-inch MacBook Pro

Compared: 14-inch MacBook Pro vs. 13-inch M1 MacBook Pro vs. Intel 13-inch MacBook Pro

The early M1 Pro and M1 Max MacBook Pro orders have arrived. Here's how the new 14-inch MacBook Pro compares to the M1 13-inch MacBook Pro , and the last 13-inch Intel version.

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FeatureCompared: 16-inch MacBook Pro vs Lenovo Legion 5

Compared: 16-inch MacBook Pro vs Lenovo Legion 5

Apple's new MacBook Pro range is powerful, but how does it compare against a gaming notebook? Here's how the 16-inch MacBook Pro fares against the Lenovo Legion 5 Apple used in its M1 Max benchmark tests.

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Apple releases iOS 14.8.1, iPadOS 14.8.1 update with security fixes

Apple releases iOS 14.8.1, iPadOS 14.8.1 update with security fixes

Apple has released an update for iOS 14.8.1 and iPadOS 14.8.1, adding a number of bug fixes and performance improvements along with security-related changes to devices that haven't upgraded to iOS 15.

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TipsHow to run Shortcuts on macOS Monterey

How to run Shortcuts on macOS Monterey

Shortcuts are the fastest way to get a lot done on macOS Monterey, but at first there's little to tell you how to actually run them. Here are all the ways to launch a Shortcut fast.

Amazon slashes $250 off 512GB 13-inch MacBook Pro with M1

Amazon slashes $250 off 512GB 13-inch MacBook Pro with M1

On the heels of the 14-inch MacBook Pro launch, Amazon is slashing the cost of the upgraded M1 13-inch MacBook Pro to $1,249.99 thanks to a hidden cash discount. Units are in stock and ready to ship.

Apple spent $64.8 million on paid search ads in 2020, ranking 12th overall

Apple spent $64.8 million on paid search ads in 2020, ranking 12th overall

Apple ranked among the top 15 Fortune 100 companies that pay the most to appear in search ads, according to analysis by Semrush.

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No plans for third-party Apple Watch face store, Apple executives say

No plans for third-party Apple Watch face store, Apple executives say

A pair of Apple executives recently detailed some of the optimizations to watchOS made specifically to suit the Apple Watch Series 7, as well as some of the decisions that they have made for third-parties.

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Apple's cleaning cloth is sold out through January — get this instead

Apple's cleaning cloth is sold out through January — get this instead

Apple's $19 polishing cloth sold out nearly immediately, with delivery dates of up to three months being suggested on Apple's retail website — here are some alternatives you can pick up right now, and why you (probably) don't need Apple's version.

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Best Deals Oct. 26: $100 off SanDisk 4TB Portable SSD, 30% off UGreen USB-C Hub for MacBook Pro

Best Deals Oct. 26: $100 off SanDisk 4TB Portable SSD, 30% off UGreen USB-C Hub for MacBook Pro

Tuesday's best deals include a 30% off Ugreen USB-C Hub Adapter for MacBook Pro, 40% off a Netgear Wi-Fi Range Extender, $100 off SanDisk 4TB Portable SSD, and more!

Apple delaying new MacBook Pro pre-orders, no warning devices wouldn't arrive today

Apple delaying new MacBook Pro pre-orders, no warning devices wouldn't arrive today

Some customers who custom-ordered one of Apple's new MacBook Pros and were promised October 26 delivery are instead waking up to find emails from the company inexplicably stating that their Mac won't actually arrive till December.

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TipsHow to use window management in macOS Monterey

How to use window management in macOS Monterey

Apple hasn't introduced new features to window management in macOS Monterey, but it's made the existing ones easier to find — and it has made some refinements.

Adobe enhances Creative Cloud features on desktop & iPad with new updates

Adobe enhances Creative Cloud features on desktop & iPad with new updates

Adobe has unveiled a host of new features for its Creative Cloud suite of apps at its annual MAX conference, including major updates to Photoshop, Illustrator, and Lightroom.

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Skip long MacBook Pro delivery times, by ordering from your local Apple Store

Skip long MacBook Pro delivery times, by ordering from your local Apple Store

The shipping times on the the new MacBook Pro are rough online, but there are options if you want a stock configuration.

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Oura Smart Ring upgraded with continuous heart rate tracking

Oura Smart Ring upgraded with continuous heart rate tracking

Oura's third generation of smart ring makes some changes to the compact fitness wearable, including new biometric tracking features and a monthly subscription plan.

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'Apple Glass' could project AR directly onto a wearer's retina

'Apple Glass' could project AR directly onto a wearer's retina

Apple is researching how "Apple Glass," or other future Apple AR devices, could skip tiny screens altogether, and instead use micro projectors to beam the images straight onto the wearer's retina.

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New AirPods 3, AirPods Pro, 2021 MacBook Pro are discounted at Amazon right now

New AirPods 3, AirPods Pro, 2021 MacBook Pro are discounted at Amazon right now

Apple AirPods 3 with Spatial Audio support, AirPods Pro with a MagSafe Charging case, and 2021 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros are already on sale at Amazon, despite having just been announced on Oct. 18 during the "Unleashed" Apple Event. Save up to $50 instantly during the early Black Friday sale.

TipsHow to use Translation in macOS Monterey

How to use Translation in macOS Monterey

Translation is a brilliant new feature in macOS Monterey — except that system-wide translation that Apple claims, really isn't and so far comes with more limits than we expected. Here's what you can and can't do.

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Apple issues macOS Big Sur 11.6.1 update with security fixes

Apple issues macOS Big Sur 11.6.1 update with security fixes

While all of the focus is on macOS Monterey, Apple has also issued an update for the operating system it replaces, with macOS Big Sur brought up to version 11.6.1.

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Pixelmator Pro 2.2 launched with Shortcuts, M1 Max support

Pixelmator Pro 2.2 launched with Shortcuts, M1 Max support

Mac image editing app Pixelmator Pro 2.2 Carmel has been updated to fully support macOS Monterey, and to take advantage of the M1 Pro and M1 Max processors.

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