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Deals: First material discounts hit Apple Watch Series 6, SE at Amazon

Announced only one week ago, the brand-new Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE are already on sale at Amazon, with double-digit discounts on several styles.Apple Watch deals at AmazonThe Apple Watch Series 6 may have just hit store shelves, but Amazon is already discounting new styles, with prices as low as 384.99. The deals can be found at the e-commerce giant, with easy price comparison across retailers at your fingertips in the AppleInside

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Apple Store online launches in India

As planned, Apple on Wednesday opened the virtual doors to its Apple Store online in India, marking a retail first for the tech titan.Apple has long been rumored to enter the burgeoning Indian market, an important growth opportunity for the iPhone maker, but previous attempts were stymied by government restrictions on production sourcing and import/export rules. With recent changes to local commerce laws, made in part to goose international inves

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Latest Apple Pay promo nets free drink at Jimmy John‘s

Apple on Tuesday publicized a new Apple Pay promotion that allows users to earn a free drink at fast food chain Jimmy John‘s.Apple Pay users who spend 10 or more when they order ahead through the Jimmy John‘s app are eligible to receive a credit for a free drink on an associated Freaky Fast Rewards account. The deal arrives as an increasing number of people place takeout orders due to coronavirus restrictions on local businesses.In ad

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Apple halts iOS 13.7 signing following release of iOS 14

Apple on Tuesday stopped signing code for iOS 13.7, the last iteration of iOS 13 to be issued prior to last week‘s debut of iOS 14.The halt of iOS 13.7 code signing comes six days after Apple pushed out the next-generation iOS 14 in a release that took developers by surprise. With Apple no longer authenticating iOS 13.7 code, device users who upgraded to iOS 14 are no longer able to download or install the now out-of-date operating system.T

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Developers can now build and run Swift code on Windows

Apple‘s Swift programming language officially landed on Windows this week, with Swift toolchain images now available for download from the open source project.Announced in a blog post on Tuesday, the release of Swift tools enables developers to build, run and debug code directly on Windows 10.The toolchain includes the compiler, standard library, and core libraries, all key ingredients for creating functional apps. Read more...

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Microsoft contributes to Java port for Apple silicon Macs

Microsoft, along with a number of other major developers, are working to port Java to ARM-based Mac and Windows machines, including upcoming Apple silicon Macs.Project collaborators Microsoft, Azul, and others, hope to have a working port of OpenJDK ready for Apple‘s ARM-based Macs when the machines begin to hit store shelves in 2021, reports InfoQ.JVM performance expert Monica Beckwith is spearheading the initiative for Microsoft. A self-p

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Pinterest sees surge as iOS 14 users seek out home screen inspiration

Pinterest has seen a surge in usage as users seek out design ideas and inspiration for iOS 14 Home Screen customization options.Credit: Amber Neely, AppleInsiderApple‘s iOS 14 update gives users a much wider variety of options to customize their home screens, such as new widgets that can be placed within the app grid. Read more...

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Pennsylvania launches COVID Alert PA app based on Apple-Google tech, Hawaii next

The state of Pennsylvania has launched its coronavirus exposure notification app, dubbed COVID Alert PA and based on Apple and Google technology.Credit: Pennsylvania Department of HealthOn Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health officially released COVID Alert PA on both the Apple App Store and the Google Play store. The state first signaled intent to release a COVID-19 app based on the Apple-Google exposure notification framework in Augus

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Pennsylvania launches COVID Alert PA app based on Apple-Google tech

The state of Pennsylvania has launched its coronavirus exposure notification app, dubbed COVID Alert PA and based on Apple and Google technology.Credit: Pennsylvania Department of HealthOn Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health officially released COVID Alert PA on both the Apple App Store and the Google Play store. The state first signaled intent to release a COVID-19 app based on the Apple-Google exposure notification framework in Augus

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The best resources and tips for customizing your iOS 14 Home Screen

Whether you want to create your own icons or are looking to find some ready-made ones, we‘ve got some tips and tricks to help you customize your iOS 14 Home Screen.On Monday, we showed you how to customize your iOS 14 Home Screen. But, the rabbit hole goes much deeper.If you‘re looking for a little inspiration, the iOS 14 subreddit is currently filled to bursting with people showing off their custom home screen designs. We‘re al

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Bing mobile app database left open to hackers, millions of user data sets compromised

Bing mobile app users on every platform including iOS and iPadOS are at risk after terabytes of user information have been stolen from an open server.Bing mobile app leaked millions of user‘s dataBing is the search engine owned by Microsoft and data related to the mobile app for iOS and Android has been found in an open server. The server had over 6.5TB of data and was growing by 200GB per day upon discovery. Read more...

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Belkin rolls out HomeKit support to Linksys Velop Tri-Band mesh routers

Belkin has finally started to roll out a firmware update for its line of Linksys Velop Tri-Band mesh routers that enables support for HomeKit, allowing users to closely manage which devices can communicate with the wider Internet.The Linksys Velop app will show if HomeKit is enabled for the router.Rolling out to Linksys Velop Tri-Band mesh routers, the update aims to make the already secure HomeKit smart home platform even more secure, by managin

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Apple updates Pages, Numbers, Keynote for iOS 14, iPadOS 14

Apple has updated its suite of iWork apps to include new features introduced in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, as well as other enhancements in both iOS and macOS.Credit: AppleThe apps updates to Pages, Numbers, and Keynote - which are now available on the App Store - introduce the new iPadOS 14 Scribble feature that lets users handwrite words into text fields using an Apple Pencil. Read more...

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Apple orders ‘High Desert‘ comedy starring Patricia Arquette for Apple TV+

Apple today announced that the comedy "High Desert," starring Patricia Arquette, will be coming to Apple TV+ soon.Patricia Arquette stars in Apple TV+ "High Desert""High Desert" is set in Yucca, California and follows Arquette as Peggy, a former addict who decides to make a new start after the death of her mother. Following the death, Peggy makes the decision to become a private investigator. Read more...

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App Store, Apple Music & other services hit by three-hour outage

Apple‘s online services experienced multiple outages on Tuesday, with problems cropping up in Apple‘s digital storefronts, Apple TV services, Apple Business Manager, and Apple School Manager.The Apple System Status page for September 22, 2020Update: Outages have been resolved. Read more...

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Apple ‘iPhone 12‘ event rumored for October 13 as Eddy Cue promotes Services to UK carrier staff

Apple may be preparing to hold its next special event for the "iPhone 12" on October 13, meanwhile Eddy Cue has appeared in an internal presentation for a UK carrier about the next iPhone, and its rumored 5G capabilities.Mock-ups of the iPhone 12 ProApple is anticipated to be holding a second special event in the not too distant future, but it is unclear when it will take place. According to a tipster contacting AppleInsider, Apple will be holdin

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1Password partners with Privacy.com on secure virtual credit card numbers

1Password on Tuesday announced a new feature that integrations with Privacy.com‘s virtual credit cards, offering users more privacy and security as they shop online.Credit: 1Password/Privacy.comThe partnership between the two companies will allow users to be more private online through the use of virtual credit card numbers. The capability is similar to built-in features of Apple Pay. Read more...

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Multiple services including App Store, Apple Music affected by server outages [u]

Apple‘s online services are experiencing multiple outages, with problems cropping up in Apple‘s digital storefronts, Apple TV services, Apple Business Manager, and Apple School Manager.The Apple System Status page for September 22, 2020The Apple System Status page indicates that there are multiple issues with Apple‘s various online services. The problems largely started at 1:23pm BST (8:23am Eastern Time), and mostly center arou

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Apple seeds eighth macOS Big Sur developer beta for testing

On Tuesday, Apple seeded the eighth beta version of macOS Big Sur to registered developers.macOS Big Sur Beta 8The newest beta can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center by those in the Developer Beta program, or as an over-the-air update on devices with the proper configuration profile installed. Read more...

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Apple ‘iPhone 12‘ event rumored for Oct. 13 as Eddy Cue promotes Services to UK carrier staff

Apple may be preparing to hold its next special event for the "iPhone 12" on October 13, meanwhile Eddy Cue has appeared in an internal presentation for a UK carrier about the next iPhone, and its rumored 5G capabilities.Mock-ups of the iPhone 12 ProApple is anticipated to be holding a second special event in the not too distant future, but it is unclear when it will take place. According to a tipster contacting AppleInsider, Apple will be holdin

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Apple event rumored for October 13 as Eddy Cue promotes Services to UK carrier staff

Apple may be preparing to hold its next special event for the "iPhone 12" on October 13, meanwhile Eddy Cue has appeared in an internal presentation for a UK carrier about the next iPhone, and its rumored 5G capabilities.Mock-ups of the iPhone 12 ProApple is anticipated to be holding a second special event in the not too distant future, but it is unclear when it will take place. According to a tipster contacting AppleInsider, Apple will be holdin

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Compared: Apple Watch Series 6 versus Apple Watch Nike

The Apple Watch Series 6 and the new Apple Watch Nike edition are identical in terms of performance, but feature a few key differences in band, case, and aesthetic options. Here‘s what you should know.Credit: Andrew O‘Hara, AppleInsiderAs far as specifications, the two Apple Watch variants are identical. Both sport a new blood oxygen sensor, Apple Silicon S6 chipset, baked-in altimeter, and a brighter display. Performance and capabili

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How to use Apple Watch without Force Touch in watchOS 7

Apple has completely removed Force Touch from watchOS 7, and with it has taken a handy way to do so much. Here‘s what you now have to do instead.Apple‘s watchOS 7 has dropped Force TouchFirst they come for 3D Touch on the iPhone. Then they take it away from Apple Watch, too. Read more...

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Multiple services including App Store, Apple Music affected by server outages

Apple‘s online services are experiencing multiple outages, with problems cropping up in Apple‘s digital storefronts, Apple TV services, Apple Business Manager, and Apple School Manager.The Apple System Status page for September 22, 2020The Apple System Status page indicates that there are multiple issues with Apple‘s various online services. The problems largely started at 1:23pm BST (8:23am Eastern Time), and mostly center arou

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