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Apple educating FBI, other police on accessing data from iPhones, Macs & iCloud

Despite the appearance of conflict between Apple and U.S. law enforcement, the company is not only cooperating in many search requests but actually training the FBI and other police forces.

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Issue in Google‘s Cast-enabled devices, including Chromecast causing home Wi-Fi outages, router crashes

Google‘s Chromecast and Home devices are reportedly causing issues with some owner‘s Wi-Fi networks, with the Cast-enabled hardware like the Google Home Max flooding the network with packets of data after waking from ‘sleep mode,‘ a problem Google is working to rectify.

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Apple issues fifth macOS 10.13.3 beta to developers

Apple on Tuesday released a fifth developer beta of macOS 10.13.3, cleaning up code ahead of the High Sierra update‘s official launch.

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Western Digital ships G-Speed Shuttle external storage devices with dual Thunderbolt 3 ports

Drive producer Western Digital has launched two models of the G-Speed Shuttle, an external storage device range aimed at content creators that offers up to 48 terabytes of capacity and boasts fast transfer speeds using Thunderbolt 3 connectivity to connect to an iMac Pro or MacBook Pro.

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Apple‘s first South Korean store set to open in Seoul on Jan. 27

Missing rumored launch dates by a wide margin, Apple‘s first South Korean store now appears set to open in Seoul on Jan. 27.

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LG Innotek not expected to boost TrueDepth camera production for Apple until 2019

While Apple is likely to add Face ID to more products this year, LG Innotek‘s rumored TrueDepth supply expansion will only come into play in 2019, a report indicated on Tuesday.

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US politicians pressure AT&T to cut ties with China‘s Huawei in 5G development

U.S. political figures are reportedly escalating their pressure on ATT to distance itself from Chinese companies, including work on 5G standards with Huawei.

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Apple improves U.S. device activations share following iPhone 8, iPhone X launches

Apple enjoyed a bumper quarter in the United States following the launch of the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X, according to a consumer research report into device activations, with activations of iPhones in the last quarter of 2017 up compared to both the previous quarter and the same quarter in 2016.

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China Labor Watch again cites Apple for poor Chinese factory working conditions

Apple has come under fire again for working conditions in an iPhone and MacBook enclosure manufacturing facility, with workers allegedly undertrained, and lacking sufficient hazard protections.

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Deals: 27" iMac 5K (512GB SSD) for 2,004; 13" MacBook Pros from 1,199 (100-450 off); 12" MacBooks w/ upgrades for 999

Mid-January deals have arrived with instant and coupon savings of up to 450 off iMacs and MacBook Pros. Pick up an upgraded 27 iMac 5K for 2,004 with coupon or snap up a 13 MacBook Pro for 1,199 with free expedited shipping and no tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ. Apple‘s 10.5 iPad Pro is also 50 off, while 12 MacBooks are 500 off.

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Apple-owned FileMaker launches ad campaign featuring actors from TV show ‘The Office‘

Apple subsidiary FileMaker has released a new ad campaign touting the custom app development tool, with a video and website featuring cast members from ‘The Office‘ in a mock documentary about a highly successful beet farm powered by a FileMaker-produced app.

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Apple‘s WebKit team helps launch Speedometer 2.0 browser benchmark

In partnership with Chromium, Apple‘s WebKit team has released Speedometer 2.0, an updated benchmark for developers testing the performance of browser engines.

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China adds to government pressure on Apple over iPhone slowdowns

Apple is facing yet another government-backed inquiry into revelations of deliberate iPhone performance throttling, as the Shanghai Consumer Council reportedly sought answers on Monday.

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Apple, Tencent find "mutual understanding" over WeChat tips - report

Chinese iPhone users will once again be allowed to send tips - the financial variety - through popular platform app WeChat thanks to a new agreement between Apple and WeChat‘s parent company.

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Steve Jobs unveiled the MacBook Air - and Apple‘s future - 10 years ago today

When Steve Jobs showed off the MacBook Air to a collective gasp from the tech industry one decade ago, nobody could yet know its importance as a harbinger of Apple‘s future.

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Apple under fire from U.S.-based class action suit over Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in A-series chips

Apple has become the target for another class action suit over the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities found in Intel and ARM-based processors, as a suit filed in the California U.S. district court is going after the company for designing the A-series processors bearing these same defects.

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January Deals: 13" Macs from 899; iMacs as low as 799; 15" MacBook Pros from 1,799; iPads just 299, plus no tax in 48 states

Weekend deals are in effect now with instant rebates and coupon discounts on your favorite Apple products. Enjoy 200 off current 15 MacBook Pros, or pick up a closeout model at up to 1,000 off. Meanwhile, Apple‘s 13 Touch Bar MacBook Pro starts at 1,299, while iPads are as low as 299. Apple iMacs are also up to 420 off with no tax on orders shipped outside NY NJ.

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Deals: 27" iMac 5K (512GB SSD) for 2,004; 13" MacBook Pros from 1,199 (100-450 off); 10.5" iPad Pros for 599

Mid-January deals have arrived with instant and coupon savings of up to 450 off iMacs and MacBook Pros. Pick up an upgraded 27 iMac 5K for 2,004 with coupon or snap up a 13 MacBook Pro for 1,199 with free expedited shipping and no tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ. Apple‘s 10.5 iPad Pro is also 50 off.

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Apple‘s iPhone 7 Plus was second most-popular smartphone sold in China during 2017

Analysis into the Chinese smartphone market reveals Apple continues to be a major force in the region, with both the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus appearing in a list of the top ten mobile devices sold in the country in 2017 alongside locally-produced rivals.

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Apple, ARM & Intel facing potential Israeli class action suit over Meltdown & Spectre

Israeli plaintiffs are seeking to file a class action lawsuit against Apple, ARM, and Intel over the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities recently uncovered in Intel and ARM-based processors.

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Killer Deals: Save 50 to 300 instantly on Apple‘s Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states & 0% financing

First come, first served! AppleInsider readers can take advantage of exclusive coupons and instant discounts this week to instantly save between 50 and 300 on every Mid 2017 MacBook Pro, including Apple‘s 13 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. Plus, sales tax will not be collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ and systems qualify for 0% financing offer

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India loosens 30 percent sourcing requirement on sale goods, paving the way for Apple Stores

The India government has loosened up -- but not eliminated -- a 30 percent rule that was putting a damper on Apple‘s plans to open up retails stores in the country.

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Rock Bottom Prices: Apple‘s 15" MacBook Pro as low as 1,799 (800-1,000 off); plus no tax in 48 states

While supplies last, save up to 1,000 on Apple‘s 15 MacBook Pro (Late 2016). Pick up the standard model for 1,799 or upgrade to a high-end config for 1,999 . Apple‘s loaded 2.9GHz, 1TB, Radeon 460 model is also just 2,499 (1,000 off). Plus, shipping is free with no sales tax on orders outside NY and NJ.

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Toyota concedes, reveals plans to launch first cars with Apple CarPlay

Perhaps the longest major CarPlay holdout, Toyota on Monday announced that it will be bringing the platform to the 2019 Avalon, as well as other vehicles in the 2019 model year -- including some from its luxury Lexus brand.

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