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Apple highlights Apple Pencil support in new 9.7-inch iPad ads

  By AppleInsider Staff Monday, April 23, 2018, 08:38 pm PT (11:38 pm ET) Adding to a slate of new commercials pushing this year’s 9.7-inch iPad revamp, Apple on Monday published a series of four short ads touting the tablet’s compatibility with Apple Pencil. Currently available for viewing through Apple’s regional UK YouTube channel, the 12- to 17-second spots highlight ...

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Cook, Ive won’t take the stand in Apple v. Samsung retrial

Apple and Samsung will face off for yet another damages retrial in May — but Tim Cook and Jony Ive won’t be there. The two companies on Monday filed their witness lists with the US District Court for the Northern District of California in San Jose for their upcoming trial. The lists included industry experts and executives from both companies, ...

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Florida police attempt to use dead man’s finger to unlock his smartphone

  By Stephen Silver Monday, April 23, 2018, 06:56 am PT (09:56 am ET) Florida police have reportedly attempted to unlock a dead man’s smartphone using his fingerprint, an act that reflects an ethical dilemma for the modern age concerning biometric security for mobile devices. Linus F. Phillip died in March; according to the Tampa Bay Times, he was shot ...

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How to Enable Markup Annotation Tools in macOS

Recognizing the utility of Markup annotation tools, Apple has extended their availability in recent versions of iOS, but it’s worth bearing in mind that you can access a similar and equally useful annotation toolset within several native Mac applications. In macOS, accessing an application’s Markup toolbar lets you draw on and annotate images or PDF documents within the app using ...

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How to change the DNS server used by your iPhone and iPad

At times when websites take longer than needed to load up on an iPhone or iPad, the problem could be caused by your Internet provider’s slow DNS server. AppleInsider advises how to update your iOS device’s network settings to use a different DNS service than the one provided as part of the Wi-Fi connection settings. The Domain Name System (DNS) ...

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Apple’s Earth Day Beer Bash features solar-powered Ziggy Marley performance

  By AppleInsider Staff Saturday, April 21, 2018, 08:11 pm PT (11:11 pm ET) Apple invited employees to celebrate Earth Day with a Beer Bash at its One Infinite Loop headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., on Friday, an event featuring a performance by Grammy-winning reggae artist Ziggy Marley. Ziggy Marley performs at Apple’s Earth Day Beer Bash. | Source: Lisa Jackson ...

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Apple replacing batteries for MacBook Pro laptops without the Touch Bar

Some MacBook Pro laptops are eligible for a battery swap. Josh Miller/CNET Apple is replacing batteries on a number of MacBook Pro laptops. As first spotted by MacRumors, Apple said on Friday that certain 13-inch MacBook Pro laptops without the Touch Bar, made between October 2016 and 2017, have a component that could cause the computer’s built-in battery to swell. ...

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2018 iPhone may cost half the price of an iPhone X

Here’s what the 2018 iPhone lineup may look like. MacRumors A more affordable iPhone may be heading our way: Apple is rumored to release a 6.1-inch iPhone in the fall priced as low as $550. That tidbit comes from KGI analyst and frequent Apple commentator Ming-Chi Kuo by way of MacRumors. In a KGI investor’s note, Kuo claims that the 6.1-inch ...

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Jedi Challenges, TinyCards, macOS Server, more

The wide and varied world of software, there are new apps joining the App Store ranks all the time, while existing releases receive updates to keep them relevant to their users. AppleInsider has collected together some of the highlight additions and updates for macOS and iOS software produced in the last week. This week’s highlighted app updates include changes to ...

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Apple offers replacements for swollen 13-inch MacBook Pro batteries

  By Mikey Campbell Friday, April 20, 2018, 04:00 pm PT (07:00 pm ET) Apple on Friday activated a new hardware replacement program targeting an issue that causes the internal battery of certain non-Touch Bar 13-inch MacBook Pro models to expand. According to documentation provided by Apple, the new replacement program covers 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar models impacted ...

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Apple HomePod: Here are the apps you can use with your voice

While Apple’s HomePod doesn’t directly support third-party music services like Spotify or Google Music, it does work with a variety of third-party apps.  Now Playing: Watch this: Set up an Apple HomePod with ease 2:27 Messaging, to-do list and note-taking apps that have integrated SiriKit (a fancy developer tool that gives Siri access to data and features within an app) ...

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Tribeca Film Festival: VR, Westworld, and even cryptocurrency

Evan Rachel Wood, who stars in Westworld, attended the show’s second-season premiere Thursday at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. Getty Critics who say VR has hit a brick wall aren’t making it to the film-festival circuit much. The Tribeca Film Festival, which kicked off in New York earlier this week, unveils its VR-heavy Immersive program to the public Friday. And ...

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