Black Friday is coming — here are the 5 best things to buy and 6 things you should skip

  Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year. We interviewed experts to find out what to buy on Black Friday and what you should avoid. You should buy TVs, gaming consoles, video games, kitchen appliances, and smart home tech.  Deals on clothing, toys, Apple devices, and furniture are usually not worth it. You can also check out all our deal coverage for Black Friday 2019 on Insider Picks, as well as our Coupons page. Black Friday is coming. Okay, so it's still technically o...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Trends, Walmart, Nintendo, Victoria, Soma, Lg, Retailers, Vizio, Wall Street Journal, Hdr, Alexa, Don, Kohl, LG TV

Disney just shook up its $2 billion ad business as it prepares to battle Apple, Netflix, and Amazon for streaming audiences

This week, Disney awarded its advertising business to rival holding companies Omnicom and Publicis after a five-month review. Omnicom retained movie studios and most media properties in the U.S. while Publicis won parks and Disney+. A knowledgeable source said Disney would spend about $375 million to promote Disney+. The outcome shows Disney plans to further wall itself off from rivals Netflix, Apple, and Amazon ahead of next month's launches of Disney+ and Apple TV+. Disney is moving toward...

If Your MacOS Catalina Installation Gets Stuck, Try This Fix

Have you had any issues installing macOS Catalina? Specifically, have you encountered any strange scenarios where the upgrade—which shouldn’t take that long to do—seems to hang for a lot longer than what feels reasonable?Read more...
Tags: Apple, Mac, Lifehacks, Operating System, Catalina, Troubleshoot, macOS, Macos Catalina

Planting Tiny Spy Chips in Hardware Can Cost as Little as $200

An anonymous reader shares a report: More than a year has passed since Bloomberg Businessweek grabbed the lapels of the cybersecurity world with a bombshell claim: that Supermicro motherboards in servers used by major tech firms, including Apple and Amazon, had been stealthily implanted with a chip the size of a rice grain that allowed Chinese hackers to spy deep into those networks. Apple, Amazon, and Supermicro all vehemently denied the report. The NSA dismissed it as a false alarm. The Defcon...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Nsa, Tech, Edward Snowden, Bloomberg Businessweek, Apple Amazon, Supermicro

Apple TV+ is Already Renewing Its Shows With Second Seasons of ‘Dickinson,’ ‘See,’ and More

Apple TV+ hasn’t even launched yet but Apple has already renewed four of its original series for second seasons. The Jason Momoa-starring apocalypse drama See and Hailee Steinfeld’s historical comedy Dickinson are among the Apple TV+ shows renewed for a season 2 prior to the streaming service’s launch in November. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Apple TV+ has renewed four of its shows before they have even debuted on the upcoming streaming service. The four shows include Steven Kn...
Tags: AppleTV, Television, Dickinson, Home Before Dark, Little America, See

How to track an iPhone using a Find My app or iCloud's website, and locate it even when its battery is dead

You can track an iPhone using any iteration of the Find My app, which gives you the last known location of your iPhone. The Find My or Find My iPhone app is installed on every iPhone and iPad by default, and you can also access the feature through the iCloud website. Using a Find My app, you can track up to five Apple devices, including your iPhone, iPad, and even Apple Watch. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Thanks to the Find My feature (an iOS 13 combination of the apps ...

Smart home startup Level Home emerges from stealth with $71M and a new take on the smart lock

As companies like Google, Amazon and Apple hone their strategies to build the brain that helps you use the smart home of the future, where a new wave of internet-enabled appliances, climate and security systems and other connected objects can be connected and controlled through their hubs, a new smart home startup called Level Home is emerging from stealth today with a big packet of funding and a hope of bringing something new to the table, by focusing on ways of rethinking old things you own al...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Facebook, Europe, Hardware, US, Tech, Walmart, Cto, Martin, John Martin, Google Microsoft, Google Amazon

Look out, Netflix: 4 new streaming services will be launching soon

Over the next six months, Disney, AT&T's WarnerMedia, NBC/Universal and Apple are all launching their own services. Here's a quick guide to what we know, from launch dates and prices to programming.
Tags: Apple, News, Entertainment, Netflix, TV/Streaming, Disney AT T s WarnerMedia NBC Universal

How to buy Kindle books on your iPad using Amazon's website

You can buy Kindle books using your iPad, but you can't do it using the Kindle app, which doesn't allow in-app purchases. To buy a Kindle book, you need to open the Amazon website in a browser, such as the Safari app on your iPad or a browser on your computer. Once purchased via the website, Kindle books automatically appear in all Kindle apps associated with the same Amazon account. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Amazon's Kindle app is a popular app for reading books, bu...

Apple TV App Now Available on Most Roku Devices

Roku Starting today, folks who own a Roku device will be able to stream content from Apple TV. To get started, head to the Roku Channel Store and grab the Apple TV app to begin accessing shows and movies. After adding the Apple TV app to your Roku device, you’ll be able to sign in with your Apple ID to access your iTunes video library, 4K HD iTunes purchases, Apple TV Channels, Apple recommendations, and Apple TV+ originals. This news comes just two weeks prior to the November 1 debut of Ap...

How to watch Google’s Pixel 4 launch event

Goddamn I love this time of year. Yeah, the days are getting shorter, the weather is going to shit, and I won’t be able to sit in a park for another six months, but there’s so much sweet new technology being launched. That makes all the other nonsense a bit more bearable. We’ve already had Apple announce its new iPhones in September. Then came Microsoft’s exciting new Surface gear at the start of October. Now? We’ve got Google’s Pixel 4 launch event to look forward to. God, I’m hyped. Google’s P...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, Microsoft, Plugged

How to change the profile picture on your Mac computer for a customized display

To change your profile picture on a Mac, you'll have to go through your computer's System Preferences. It should only take a minute or so to do. Here's what else you'll need to do to change your Mac's profile picture and customize a user account's display. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Customizing your Mac, by doing things like changing your desktop background or profile picture, can be a fun way to make it feel more familiar and comfortable.  And if you're interested in...
Tags: Apple, Mac, Trends

Aw Yeah, Apple TV Is Now on Roku

Roku users are about to get two times the Apple—beginning today.Read more...
Tags: Apple TV Plus, Apple TV, Apple, Roku, Streaming Wars, Streaming

How to leave a Family Sharing plan on an iPhone or iPad, in 2 different ways

It's easy to leave a Family Sharing plan on your iPhone or iPad.  Family Sharing is used to share calendars, photos, and even subscriptions across family members' devices — but you may want to leave the group, especially if you have to change countries. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Family Sharing is used to share apps via iCloud across family members' devices.  It's easy to join a Family Sharing group — and just as easy to remove your account when it comes time to leave...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, New York City, Trends, Shared Features, Tap Leave Family

Apple TV+ Renews See, Dickinson and More For a Second Season

Apple TV+ renews See, Dickinson and more for a second season According to The Hollywood Reporter, Apple TV+ has renewed four of their upcoming shows including Jason Momoa’s big scale sci-fi series See, Hailee Steinfeld’s comedy-drama Dickinson, Kumail Nanjiani’s anthology series Little America and Hilde Lysiak mystery drama Home Before Dark for a second season. The renewals came ahead of the streaming service’s launch on November 1. RELATED: Jason Sudeikis Set to Reprise Ted Lasso Role in Ne...
Tags: TV, Apple TV, Dickinson, Home Before Dark, Little America, See, TV News

Patently-O Bits and Bytes by Juvan Bonni

Recent Headlines in the IP World: Andrew Chung: U.S. Supreme Court snubs University of Wisconsin appeal in patent fight with Apple (Source: Reuters) Stephanie Russell-Kraft: Akin Gump Grows IP Team with Two Washington Patent Lawyers (1) (Source: Bloomberg Law) Stephen Mayhew: Chutian Dragon Licenses Idex On-Card Biometric Enrollment Intellectual Property (Source: Biometric) Mihir Maddireddy: Ford Patent Sheds Light on 2021 Bronco’s Removable Doors (Source: Car and Driver) Source: USPTO ...
Tags: Apple, Law, Bloomberg, Ford, Uspto, Wall Street Journal, Patent, Reuters, University Of Wisconsin, U S Supreme Court, Jennifer, Andrew Chung, Fed Cir, Stephanie Russell Kraft, Juvan Bonni, Curver Luxembourg SARL

How to restore your Mac computer using Time Machine and an external hard drive

You can restore your Mac using Time Machine and an external hard drive.  Time Machine comes with your Mac, and allows you to restore things like photos, music, apps, and other data.  Although restoring your Mac with Time Machine can be done in a few steps, it could take hours to complete a restoration depending on how much information you're trying to transfer. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. There are many ways to backup your Mac computer and restore all of its data: cl...

Safari in iOS 13 Sends Chinese Users' Browsing Data to Censorship-Friendly Tencent

It seems like Apple’s China-related controversies aren’t over just yet. It appears that Safari in iOS 13 now sends browsing data to Tencent, a giant Chinese conglomerate that owns the country’s biggest digital platforms, including QQ, WeChat, and Qzone. It’s also known for helping the Chinese government keep its iron…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Privacy, China, Safari, Tencent, Ios 13, Cool Cool Cool

Facebook is acting like a broadcast station when it comes to running ads from politicans. What if the FCC regulated it like one? (FB)

Facebook said it agreed with the Federal Communications Commission's rules for broadcast stations — which are required to run all ads from political candidates — in a with Elizabeth Warren over from Donald Trump.  The FCC regulates broadcast stations in the public interest, and these networks have certain provisions against issuing false information.  Facebook is under no such regulations, and it is not liable for posted content, as protected by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Ac...

How Does The Money Flow From Music Streaming To Artists, Music Industry?

Now accounting for 75% of total music industry revenue, there's no denying that streaming is now the dominant form of music consumption. That said, one question continues to plague the industry: where is all that revenue going, and how can artists get their hands on it? Here, we breakdown step by step where the money is going. ______________________________ Guest post by Ava Roche and Samuel Smith of the Berklee College of Music - Music Business Journal Introduction Since their i...
Tags: Music Business, Music Tech, Streaming, Amazon, Apple, Apple Music, DIY, DIY musicians, Google, Indie, Music, Music Industry, Music Monetization, Musician, Musicians, Pandora

'Why won't my iPad screen rotate?': How to turn off the Orientation Lock on an iPad or troubleshoot its screen

If your iPad screen won't rotate, you might have to turn off the Orientation Lock or do some other troubleshooting. If you have an older iPad with a side button that toggles up and down, it might be set to Orientation Lock.  Some apps are designed not to rotate, so test the Home screen and other apps to see if the problem is fixed.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The iPad is designed to rotate the screen automatically in response to how you hold it.  However, sometimes, t...

Here's why the founder of a beloved productivity app is refocusing his startup incubator on health from artificial intelligence

All Turtles, an incubator launched and run by Evernote cofounder Phil Libin, has shifted its focus. Libin launched it with the idea that it would foster applications and products based on artificial intelligence. Now, All Turtles' focus is on developing products that help improve the health of individuals or workplaces. Libin still thinks AI will be important for most of the products the company develops — just not all of them. Click here for more BI Prime stories. It's well known that startu...
Tags: Apple, Google, Hollywood, Steve Jobs, Singapore, Trends, Netflix, Paris, Mexico City, Tokyo, Silicon Valley, Phil Libin, HARRIS, Libin, Tellus, All Turtles

Is iOS 13 Sharing Your Browsing Data With China's Tencent?

iOS 13's “Fraudulent Website Warning” feature for Safari mobile shares some of your browsing data by default. That’s normally a good thing, since Google takes this data, hashes what you’re attempting to access, and is only able to sort-of match what you were looking for with your IP address. However, Apple is also…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, China, Web Browsers, Safari, Tencent, Lifehacks

How to forget a Wi-Fi network on your Mac, so your computer stops automatically connecting to it

You can easily forget a Wi-Fi network on a Mac through your Network Preferences. This is useful when you no longer want to automatically connect to a network, need to enter a new password, or just want to tidy things up. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Your Mac has a great feature that saves Wi-Fi networks that you've previously signed into, automatically joining the network whenever you're in range of it. However, there are a few scenarios where this may be a burden. Perh...

Google debuts Pixel 4 phone, wireless earbuds with AI

By Rachel Lerman, The Associated Press Google unveiled a new Pixel smartphone and other hardware devices Tuesday, all aimed at getting people even more dependent on its artificial-intelligence services. The Pixel 4 phone promises to respond to AI queries even faster than before, while a home Wi-Fi system is getting the AI features for the first time. The company also unveiled a new smart speaker and wireless earbuds, both invoking the AI-powered Google Assistant. Rick Osterloh, Senior Vice P...
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An Apple feature that shares some data from websites you visit in Safari with Chinese tech giant Tencent is attracting attention amid mounting tensions between the US and China (AAPL)

Apple may in some cases share web address information with Chinese tech giant Tencent as part of a safety feature that monitors for phishing scams. Apple shares some web address data with Tencent Safe Browsing and Google Safe Browsing before a user visits a website to ensure that it's not a phishing scam. The feature is attracting attention amid heightened concerns about the relationships between United States tech firms and China. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. An Apple ...
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Safari, United States, Tim Cook, Tencent, Huawei, League Of Legends, Mark Gurman, Tencent Holdings, Google Safe Browsing, Shenzhen China, China Apple

Apple's Safari Browser Is Sending Some Users' IP Addresses To China's Tencent

"Apple, which often positions itself as a champion of privacy and human rights, is sending some IP addresses from users of its Safari browser on iOS to Chinese conglomerate Tencent -- a company with close ties to the Chinese Communist Party," reports the Reclaim the Net blog: Apple admits that it sends some user IP addresses to Tencent in the "About Safari & Privacy" section of its Safari settings.... The "Fraudulent Website Warning" setting is toggled on by default which means that unless iPho...
Tags: Apple, Google, China, America, Tech, Safari, Tencent, Chinese communist party, Engadget

Google just laid out its vision for the future of the smartphone with its new Pixel 4 — here's how it compares to the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro (GOOGL, GOOG, AAPL)

Google unveiled the Pixel 4 on Tuesday, its newest flagship smartphone. The phone comes with new motion sensors for unlocking the device more quickly and performing tasks using touchless gestures as well as an improved camera. Starting at $800, the Pixel 4 is a direct competitor to Apple's iPhone 11 — which also boasts noteworthy camera upgrades over its predecessor. Here's a look at how the Google Pixel 4's specifications compare to those of the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. Visit Business Ins...

How to change the name of your iPhone's personal hotspot to make it easier to connect your computer

To change the hotspot network name on your iPhone, you'll need to change the name of the iPhone itself. Changing the hotspot's name is a great way to make sure you know which network is yours when trying to connect a device to it. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Fast cellular data isn't just great for working from your iPhone — it can give you the ability to work on your computer pretty much anywhere. How? Fast mobile internet means your iPhone's Personal Hotspot feature, ...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Voice Memos

How to compress video files on an iPhone in 2 different ways

You can easily compress a video on your iPhone to free up storage space or transfer a video file to other devices. There is no built-in iOS feature that allows you to compress a video. However, iPhone users can adjust the size of video recordings in their camera settings before recording. Using a third-party app like Video Compress will allow you to reduce the file size of a video after recording it. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As Apple continues to update the iPhone...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Hulu, Voice Memos

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