How to avoid AirTag batteries dying now that Apple isn't showing life remaining

Sep 25, 2022

AppleInsider is supported by its audience and may earn commission as an Amazon Associate and affiliate partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not influence our editorial content. You can no longer check the battery level in your AirTags whenever you want, but there are things you can — and should — do to make sure they don't die on you unexpectedly. This could be the shortest guide in the history of Apple. For the answer to how you check your AirTags battery le ...read more

How to search offline storage with indexing apps for macOS Monterey

Sep 25, 2022

AppleInsider is supported by its audience and may earn commission as an Amazon Associate and affiliate partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not influence our editorial content. Maintaining track of files stored across multiple, unconnected hard drives can be a chore, but indexing and database programs can help even when the hard drive isn't connected to a computer. These tools are helpful when preparing to move data to a NAS device, setting up drives into a custo ...read more

macOS Monterey 12.5.1 now available with important security patches

Sep 25, 2022

AppleInsider is supported by its audience and may earn commission as an Amazon Associate and affiliate partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not influence our editorial content. On Wednesday, Apple released macOS Monterey 12.5.1 with security patches for potentially exploited vulnerabilities in WebKit and the Kernel. This is the first update to macOS since July 20. Recent updates haven't contained significant feature changes due to the macOS Ventura beta and other ...read more

Apple celebrates music recognition app Shazam turning 20

Sep 25, 2022

AppleInsider is supported by its audience and may earn commission as an Amazon Associate and affiliate partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not influence our editorial content. Apple is commemorating the 20th birthday of Shazam by looking back on the music recognition app's history and the "most Shazamed song" for each year of the past two decades. Apple notes that, as of the week of Aug. 15, Shazam has more than 225 million monthly global users and also official ...read more

Comparison: 2022 MacBook Air versus Dell XPS 13 Plus

Sep 25, 2022

AppleInsider is supported by its audience and may earn commission as an Amazon Associate and affiliate partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not influence our editorial content. Apple's updated MacBook Air is a compact powerhouse of a notebook, and Dell's XPS 13 Plus tailors to the same market segment. Here's how the two notebooks stand in our hands on side-by-side comparison. The M2 MacBook Air, packing Apple's latest Apple Silicon chip and overhauled with variou ...read more

Why Genius Bar appointments always seem to start late

Sep 25, 2022

AppleInsider is supported by its audience and may earn commission as an Amazon Associate and affiliate partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not influence our editorial content. In a long and detailed thread, an ex-Apple retail employee who helped launch Apple's in-store Concierge system details exactly why and how appointments made for support at in-store Genius Bars never seem to start on time. In a very long Twitter thread, user "Dr. Bread Pitt" details the Con ...read more

Apple extends repair program for iPhone 12 models affected with 'no sound issue'

Sep 25, 2022

AppleInsider is supported by its audience and may earn commission as an Amazon Associate and affiliate partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not influence our editorial content. Apple has extended its repair program for iPhone 12 models that experience earpiece sound issues for an additional year. Devices covered in the repair program include iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro models manufactured between October 2020 and April 2021. The program does not apply to the iPho ...read more

Architectural honeycomb Serena Shades by Lutron review: A great HomeKit addition

Sep 25, 2022

AppleInsider is supported by its audience and may earn commission as an Amazon Associate and affiliate partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not influence our editorial content. As a recent addition to the Serena Shades by Lutron lineup, the new architectural honeycomb shades are an essential part of any HomeKit smart home. We're big fans of HomeKit and of all the various accessories we've added to our home, smart shades have been one of our favorites. We've slowl ...read more

Ming-Chi Kuo thinks he knows why the iPhone 14 may launch early

Sep 25, 2022

AppleInsider is supported by its audience and may earn commission as an Amazon Associate and affiliate partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not influence our editorial content. Responding to earlier reports, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has chimed in on why he thinks that the iPhone 14 will launch earlier in the year than the iPhone 13 did, based on clues from Apple's last earnings call. As Apple is expected to hold its iPhone 14 presentation on September 7, 2022, ...read more

Daily deals August 17: $60 off Apple TV 4K, $110 off Series 7 Apple watch, more

Sep 25, 2022

AppleInsider is supported by its audience and may earn commission as an Amazon Associate and affiliate partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not influence our editorial content. Wednesday's best deals include $110 off an Apple Watch Series 7, $297 for an LG 27-inch 4K HDR monitor, refurbished iPhones from $139, and much more. Every day, AppleInsider searches online retailers to find offers and discounts on items including Apple hardware, upgrades, smart TVs, and a ...read more

Beats Fit Pro x Kim Kardashian are in stock at Amazon right now

Sep 25, 2022

AppleInsider is supported by its audience and may earn commission as an Amazon Associate and affiliate partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not influence our editorial content. All three color choices in the new Beats Fit Pro x Kim Kardashian collection are in stock at Amazon, with delivery as soon as tomorrow. We reported that the Apple Store is sold out of all color options this morning, but Amazon currently has all three hues in stock for $199.95 with delive ...read more

The ultimate guide on how to customize your iPhone running iOS 16

Sep 25, 2022

AppleInsider is supported by its audience and may earn commission as an Amazon Associate and affiliate partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not influence our editorial content. Apple's iOS 16 will make the iPhone more customizable than ever. This is the ultimate guide on how to make the iPhone a more personal device. Personalization and customization of software can be complicated, especially if it is hidden away in menus most users will never interact with. Howe ...read more

Lululook iPad mini 6 Magnetic Keyboard Case review: Tough typing can't be offset by miniature novelty

Sep 25, 2022

AppleInsider is supported by its audience and may earn commission as an Amazon Associate and affiliate partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not influence our editorial content. Apple didn't make a Magic Keyboard for iPad mini 6, and Lululook's Magnetic Keyboard perhaps acts as a testament to why. When we first saw Lululook's iPad mini 6 Magnetic Keyboard Case, we were excited to see a company attempt what Apple wouldn't. This tiny keyboard turns the iPad mini int ...read more

Apple fails in bid for Big Ten Conference streaming package

Sep 25, 2022

AppleInsider is supported by its audience and may earn commission as an Amazon Associate and affiliate partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not influence our editorial content. Sports streaming rights for the Big Ten conference will be shared between CBS, NBC, Fox, and Peacock through the 2030 season, leaving Apple without any access. The Big Ten Conference has reached distribution agreements with CBS, Fox, NBC, and Peacock. This places conference football, women ...read more