Malcolm Owen, AppleInsider

Malcolm Owen


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Recent articles by Malcolm:

Apple's 'Project Titan' could borrow TrueTone tech for even internal lighting

An Apple-produced car could include an lighting system that keeps the light inside the vehicle as even as possible throughout a journey, such as changes by cloud movements and traveling through a tunnel, by borrowing the core concept of the iPad Pro's TrueTone technology. → Read More

Here's why your iPhone may have received strange texts last night

A batch of text messages sent months ago were delivered to iPhones and other mobile devices in the United States early in the morning of November 7, with the mysterious message delivery most likely linked to the rollout of the recently-launched Cross-Carrier Messaging Initiative. → Read More

Apple Watch continues to dominate the smartwatch market

The Apple Watch continues to be the biggest name in smartwatches, analysis from Strategy Analytics claims, with Apple close to owning half of the global smartwatch market following its performance in the last quarter. → Read More

Edge with Chromium for macOS lands Jan 15 with preview available now

Microsoft is gearing up to release the new Chromium-based version of the Edge browser for macOS on January 15, 2020, with potential users able to try out the release candidate of the browser on their Mac from today. → Read More

Retroactive brings Aperture, iPhoto, iTunes back in macOS Catalina

Aperture and iPhoto don't work in macOS 10.15 Catalina, and iTunes has been completely replaced. But, there is a solution with the Retroactive app. → Read More

Apple Watch saves Calgary woman from rapist

The Apple Watch has been credited with preventing the rape of a woman in Calgary earlier this year, after the wearable device was used to contact her partner following a suspected break-in attempt at her apartment. → Read More

CNN to compete with Apple News+ via own news subscription service

CNN is stepping into the fray of online news distribution, a report claims, with the international news network said to be in negotiations with other producers to create a digital news service, one that aims to take on Apple News and Facebook. → Read More

Apple Pay overtakes Starbucks for in-store mobile payments

Apple Pay is the most-used mobile payment app in the United States, a new analysis claims, with the growth of Apple's payment platform in the country allowing it to overtake the Starbucks mobile app for the first time. → Read More

Production of Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro has supposedly begun

The 16-inch version of the MacBook Pro has reportedly entered production, with the new model being constructed by Quanta right now, with the potential to be launched by the end of October or very early November. → Read More

Apple's AR smart glasses & ARM Mac may arrive in 2020

In a report on Monday morning, Apple is again predicted to roll out its long-awaited augmented reality smart glasses and an ARM Mac in 2020. → Read More

FCC approves $26.5 billion T-Mobile and Sprint merger

The Federal Communications Commission has given the green light for the merger between T-Mobile and Sprint, with Wednesday's vote of approval for the joining of the two companies being one of the last hurdles needed to be cleared for the transaction to proceed. → Read More

Apple smart ring could offer Apple Watch functionality on a finger

Apple is continuing to explore the possibility of creating a new wearable in the form of a ring, one that includes a finger-mounted touchscreen that could also be used to transmit commands to another nearby device wirelessly. → Read More

Mac shipments grow slightly, but Apple's PC market share shrinks [u]

Apple's market share in the global PC market shrunk slightly in the third quarter of 2019 compared with last year, according to Canalys, despite the company seeing a year-on-year increase in Mac and MacBook shipments. → Read More

Roundup: Hands on with the best cases for iPhone 11 Pro

Apple customers picking up the latest iPhone models usually want to protect their purchases as much as possible. We've put together a list of dozens of iPhone 11 Pro cases that offer protection and a wide variety of extra features that you may want to acquire for your new smartphone. → Read More

Amazon is watching and reviewing Cloud Cam security footage

Amazon has been hit by claims it is infringing on the privacy of its customers with its smart home security cameras, with a new report alleging Amazon workers are being given a glimpse into the homes of Cloud Cam users, under the guise of training the retailer's artificial intelligence systems. → Read More

That iPhone camera bump could get a lot smaller, if Apple's research pans out

Apple is trying to improve the image quality of its iPhone cameras even more and cut back on the external camera bump at the same time, by researching the use of a periscope-like lens assembly inside the body of the iPhone. → Read More

Compared: Apple's iPhone 11 Pro Max versus the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and 10+

The iPhone 11 Pro Max may be the most high-specification model available from Apple, but how does it shape up against its main rival, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and the Note 10+? AppleInsider compares the specifications to determine an on-paper winner. → Read More

Apple releases first developer beta of iOS 13.2, iPadOS 13.2 with Deep Fusion

Following the release of iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1, Apple has restarted the beta cycle once again, this time testing out the first developer beta of iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2. → Read More

Microsoft takes on AirPods with $249 Surface Earbuds

Microsoft has launched its own competition to Apple's lauded AirPods, with the introduction of the Surface Earbuds claimed to be productive earwear with 24 hours of battery life and improved microphones. → Read More

Microsoft reveals ARM Surface Pro X, Intel Surface Pro 7, AMD Surface Laptop 3

At Microsoft's media event in New York on Wednesday, the Windows producer expanded its Surface hardware line with new models, including updates to the Surface Laptop line and the Surface Pro, and the debut of the ARM-powered Surface Pro X. → Read More