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Tuesday, December 07, 2021

Global app purchases up 20% over last year, App Store still beats out Google Play

Global app purchases up 20% over last year, App Store still beats out Google Play

Apple's App Store continues to earn nearly twice as much as Google Play, as discovered by a new report published on Tuesday.

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New report sheds light on Apple's supply chain issues, highlights pre-pandemic problems

New report sheds light on Apple's supply chain issues, highlights pre-pandemic problems

Apple continues to fall short of production goals rolling into the holiday season, citing supply chain restrictions and power regulations in China — but problems likely began well before the pandemic.

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VideoCompared: 2021 16-inch MacBook Pro vs Dell XPS 17

Compared: 2021 16-inch MacBook Pro vs Dell XPS 17

As Apple introduces its updated designs of MacBook Pro to the world, some other notebook producers are arguably moving in Apple-like ways. Here's how the latest 16-inch MacBook Pro compares to the Dell XPS 17.

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Chris O'Dowd added to upcoming Apple TV+ comedy series 'Big Door Prize'

Chris O'Dowd added to upcoming Apple TV+ comedy series 'Big Door Prize'

Apple TV+ begins filling out its cast for its upcoming comedy series "Big Door Prize," adding Chris O'Dowd to the list of performers.

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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.

ExclusiveThis 2021 16-inch MacBook Pro is $150 off and in stock right now (plus save $80 on AppleCare)

This 2021 16-inch MacBook Pro is $150 off and in stock right now (plus save $80 on AppleCare)

Apple's brand-new 16-inch MacBook Pro with 1TB of storage is discounted exclusively for AppleInsider readers. Best of all, it's in stock and ready to ship for Christmas (and AppleCare is on sale too).

Coupon alert: Get 20% off top brands like Anker, Bose, Spigen, and more on eBay

Coupon alert: Get 20% off top brands like Anker, Bose, Spigen, and more on eBay

Last-minute holiday shopping is made easy as eBay customers can get 20% off when buying from select brands like Anker, Spigen, Jabra, and others thanks to a limited-time coupon code.

FeatureNew MacBook Air, Mac mini, iMac, and more: What to expect from Apple in early 2022

New MacBook Air, Mac mini, iMac, and more: What to expect from Apple in early 2022

With 2021 coming to a close, all eyes turn to early 2022 for Apple's next product releases. Here's what you can expect to see from Apple after the holidays.

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Iodyne Pro Data workgroup storage enclosure packs 8 Thunderbolt ports, speeds up to 5 GB/s

Iodyne Pro Data workgroup storage enclosure packs 8 Thunderbolt ports, speeds up to 5 GB/s

Computer accessory company Iodyne has launched its first flagship product, an eight Thunderbolt port multi-SSD workgroup storage enclosure aimed at professional workflows and teams.

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Compared: Apple Music Voice Plan versus Individual Plan versus Family Plan

Compared: Apple Music Voice Plan versus Individual Plan versus Family Plan

With the imminent debut of the Apple Music Voice Plan, there are now three different Apple Music subscription tiers. Here are the differences between them.

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Apple TV+ renews true crime series 'Truth Be Told' for a third season

Apple TV+ renews true crime series 'Truth Be Told' for a third season

Apple TV+ has renewed its award-winning drama series "Truth Be Told," which stars Octavia Spencer, for a third season.

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MagSafe clamshell & other charging issues fixed in macOS 12.1

MagSafe clamshell & other charging issues fixed in macOS 12.1

The macOS 12.1 Release Candidate beta fixes issues with the latest MacBook Pros including MagSafe charging errors, monitors not waking in clamshell mode, YouTube HDR playback crashes, and more.

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iOS 15.2 includes Apple Music Voice Plan, Digital Legacy feature, and more

iOS 15.2 includes Apple Music Voice Plan, Digital Legacy feature, and more

Apple's upcoming iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2 updates expected next week include a number of significant new features, including Apple Music Voice Plan support, Digital Legacy, and new App Privacy Reports.

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Senate votes to re-appoint FCC chair Jessica Rosenworcel to another term

Senate votes to re-appoint FCC chair Jessica Rosenworcel to another term

The U.S. Senate has voted to re-appointment Federal Communications Commission Chair Jessica Rosenworcel, confirming her to another term.

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Apple seeds first Release Candidate beta of iOS 15.2, iPadOS 15.2, tvOS 15.2, and watchOS 8.3

Apple seeds first Release Candidate beta of iOS 15.2, iPadOS 15.2, tvOS 15.2, and watchOS 8.3

Apple has moved on to the fifth round of developer betas, providing app makers with the first release candidate builds of iOS 15.2, iPadOS 15.2, tvOS 15.2, HomePod software 15.2, and watchOS 8.3.

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Apple issues fifth developer beta of macOS Monterey 12.1

Apple issues fifth developer beta of macOS Monterey 12.1

Apple has moved on to its fifth and likely final round of testing for macOS Monterey 12.1, with developers able to try out the next build of the operating system.

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Razer Phone Cooler Chroma chills your MagSafe iPhone for $60

Razer Phone Cooler Chroma chills your MagSafe iPhone for $60

Game peripheral producer Razer has launched its Phone Cooler Chroma, a MagSafe-compatible cooling device for the back of an iPhone.

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Amazon Web Services was having problems, so the Internet did too

Amazon Web Services was having problems, so the Internet did too

On Tuesday afternoon, AWS had some big connectivity problems, impacting Facebook, Amazon, Disney+, and so much more.

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Elizabeth Holmes biopic 'Bad Blood' starring Jennifer Lawrence coming to Apple TV+

Elizabeth Holmes biopic 'Bad Blood' starring Jennifer Lawrence coming to Apple TV+

Apple TV+ is backing a new feature film from Adam McKay titled "Bad Blood," with Jennifer Lawrence set to star as the Theranos CEO.

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These 54 Mac apps are up to 90% off, unlock the deals for $3

These 54 Mac apps are up to 90% off, unlock the deals for $3

Mac apps including PDF editors, network utilities, and video downloaders are up to 90% off through the Bundlehunt Big Holiday macOS Bundle.

M1 Macs not enabling Retina mode with certain monitors, developer says

M1 Macs not enabling Retina mode with certain monitors, developer says

Some M1 Mac owners are complaining about blurry text and lower-than-expected resolutions when using some third-party monitors, and one app developer has discovered why.

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TipsHow to create a PDF of a webpage for offline reading on iPhone and iPad

How to create a PDF of a webpage for offline reading on iPhone and iPad

One of the easiest ways to read articles offline is to save them as a PDF, and thanks to a handy feature provided by Apple, it's effortless to do on your iPhone and iPad.

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Best deals Dec. 7: Refurb iPhones, $106 off Klipsch speakers, $620 Mavic Air 2, more!

Best deals Dec. 7: Refurb iPhones, $106 off Klipsch speakers, $620 Mavic Air 2, more!

Alongside discounts on a wide array of refurbished iPhones, Tuesday's best deals include $106 off Klipsch Bookshelf speakers, a Tile tracker four-pack for $40, and buy two get one free on select toys and games from Amazon and Target.

Morgan Stanley hikes Apple stock target price to $200 on 'Apple Car' and AR

Morgan Stanley hikes Apple stock target price to $200 on 'Apple Car' and AR

Investment bank Morgan Stanley has raised its Apple price target to $200, driven by what is expected from the company relatively soon, as well as short-term drivers like the App Store and iPhone supply.

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Apple made secret 5-year $275B deal with Chinese government

Apple made secret 5-year $275B deal with Chinese government

Apple's success in China is allegedly down to an agreement with the country's government to help develop its economy, with a report claiming CEO Tim Cook personally lobbied officials to get the best deal for the company.

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New Eve Room air quality monitor with Thread support debuts

New Eve Room air quality monitor with Thread support debuts

On Tuesday, Eve announced the HomeKit-compatible third-generation Eve Room with support for Thread, the emerging home automation connectivity standard.

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How to get $10 in Amazon credit with the purchase of a $100 Apple Gift Card

How to get $10 in Amazon credit with the purchase of a $100 Apple Gift Card

Get a little extra when you purchase an Apple Gift Card worth $100 or more through Amazon, with a new offer giving you $10 in Amazon credit while supplies last.

FeatureThe best board game conversions to play on your new iPad

The best board game conversions to play on your new iPad

Whether you are playing with your family in the living room or with friends across the world, these are the best digital board games to play on your iPad.

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Apple's AirPods evolution shown off in CT scan series

Apple's AirPods evolution shown off in CT scan series

A collection of detailed CT scans of most models of AirPods, reveal Apple's design evolution in beautiful color.

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Samsung shakes up leadership, merges mobile and consumer divisions

Samsung shakes up leadership, merges mobile and consumer divisions

Three of Samsung's business unit heads have been replaced in a surprise move, and two new co-CEOs will oversee the company's components division, and its newly combined mobile and consumer electronics one.

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Apple aims to sell over 300 million iPhones in 2022

Apple aims to sell over 300 million iPhones in 2022

A new industry report claims that Apple intends to boost production of the iPhone 13 range in the first half of 2022, and exceed 300 million iPhones sold by the end of the year.

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Monday, December 06, 2021

Some SD cards not working with 2021 MacBook Pro, users report

Some SD cards not working with 2021 MacBook Pro, users report

Owners of both the new 14-inch MacBook Pro and 16-inch MacBook Pro have uncovered issues with the ability to mount and utilize some SD cards.

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Apple Configurator update allows for easy device addition from the iPhone

Apple Configurator update allows for easy device addition from the iPhone

Apple has released a new Apple Configurator iOS app that allows users to add a Mac to Apple Business Manager or Apple School Manager from an iPhone.

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VideoHow to master the camera app on iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini

How to master the camera app on iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini

Take a deep dive into the ever-expanding default Camera app on iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini, to get the most out of it.

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Tile buyer Life360 reportedly sells precise user location data to nearly anyone

Tile buyer Life360 reportedly sells precise user location data to nearly anyone

Tile purchaser Life360, which calls itself a "family safety platform," has been selling precise location data on its millions of users, a new report alleges.

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Apple under fire for how it handles Roblox in DOJ antitrust probe

Apple under fire for how it handles Roblox in DOJ antitrust probe

Apple's dealings with developers like Roblox are at the core of the Department of Justice's antitrust probe, with what was discovered in the App Store lawsuit with Epic Games resurfacing.

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Apple TV+ nabs nine Critics Choice TV award nominations

Apple TV+ nabs nine Critics Choice TV award nominations

Six different Apple TV+ originals have earned the Apple streaming platform a total of nine award nominations in the 27th Annual Critics Choice TV Awards.

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Holiday Apple deals on Amazon: Save up to $250 on AirPods, MacBooks, Apple Watch, more

Holiday Apple deals on Amazon: Save up to $250 on AirPods, MacBooks, Apple Watch, more

Holiday deals are hitting a fever pitch at Amazon, with current Apple hardware, including AirPods and MacBooks, on sale for up to $250 off. Many items are in stock for delivery before Christmas.

FeatureEverything on Apple TV+ for Christmas

Everything on Apple TV+ for Christmas

New specials, returning shows, and festive favorites from Charlie Brown and Mariah Carey — it's Christmas on Apple TV+.

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