Purged screen time monitoring apps misuse enterprise tools, Schiller says

A critical New York Times report on Saturday suggested Apple culls screen time monitoring apps that compete similar first-party features built into iOS. In response, SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller said the titles in question abuse a device management technology designed for enterprise users. In its report, The Times Continue Reading

which credit card offers the most cash back and best perks?

Apple is being praised for disrupting the credit card industry with its forthcoming Apple Card, but Amazon is already offering a lot of the same benefits —and you even get a metal credit card from them, too. AppleInsider breaks the two down. Apple Card is Apple’s foray into personal finance, Continue Reading

Apple’s latest MacBook Air drops to $999, plus $300 to $500 off 2018 MacBook Pros

  By Christine McKee Saturday, April 27, 2019, 10:11 am PT (01:11 pm ET) These top deals are back, but only while supplies last. Grab Apple’s latest MacBook Air for $999 after a $200 markdown, just in time for Mother’s Day. Or pick up a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Continue Reading

Apple amping up purges of apps that are similar to iOS 12 Screen Time

  By Mike Wuerthele Saturday, April 27, 2019, 08:11 am PT (11:11 am ET) Apple has eliminated 11 of the 17 most popular screen time monitoring and parental control apps from the App Store, and has done so with increasing frequency since it launched its own monitoring tool, Screen Time, Continue Reading

iPhone XR sequel might gain twin-lens rear camera in 2019

  By Roger Fingas Friday, April 26, 2019, 02:05 pm PT (05:05 pm ET) Rumors suggest Apple’s iPhone XR follow-up will upgrade to a dual-lens rear camera in 2019, potentially delivering the company’s advanced photographic technology to an entry-level smartphone model for the first time. As with the iPhone X Continue Reading

Apple contemplated buying parts of Intel’s cellular modem business to speed up 5G

  By Roger Fingas Friday, April 26, 2019, 12:52 pm PT (03:52 pm ET) Apple was indeed in talks about potentially buying portions of Intel’s cellular modem business in order to speed up its own internal modem development, a report claimed on Friday. Conversations began in summer 2018, and continued Continue Reading

August halts sales of flawed View doorbell, promises fixed version ‘in the near future’

  By Roger Fingas Friday, April 26, 2019, 12:12 pm PT (03:12 pm ET) August on Friday announced a surprise halt to sales of its iPhone-connected, battery-powered View doorbell, saying it will return sometime “in the near future” after connectivity problems are solved. CEO Jason Johnson acknowledged “performance challenges in Continue Reading

Apple’s AirPods 2 — One month later

The AirPods are a now-iconic piece of tech that finally received a long-awaited update just weeks ago. AppleInsider has now spent a month jamming out to Apple’s wireless earbuds, to see if the upgrade truly was worth the wait. Second Generation AirPods Goodbye W1, and welcome H1 chip While there Continue Reading

5.11’s rugged, Mac- & iPad-capable AMP24 backpack

  Hands-On By Roger Fingas Friday, April 26, 2019, 11:21 am PT (02:21 pm ET) Many backpacks are roomy enough to carry MacBooks and iPads, but if you’re looking for something tougher we recently stumbled across 5.11’s lineup, including the AMP24. In the U.S. at least there’s a tendency to Continue Reading

‘iPhone XI,’ ‘iPhone XI Max’ renders suggest little difference from iPhone XS family other than camera

  By Roger Fingas Friday, April 26, 2019, 09:53 am PT (12:53 pm ET) Renders of Apple’s alleged “iPhone XI” and “XI Max” designs compared to the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max don’t demonstrate a lot of design differences, other than that three-lens camera protrusion. The renders suggest the Continue Reading