Apple Watch styles drop to $169 (record low prices); AirPods fall to $139 at Amazon

Fresh early Black Friday markdowns have been issued at Amazon, with Apple Watch devices dropping to new record low prices thanks to discounts of up to $ 350 off. Meanwhile, Apple AirPods have received another price cut, knocking the earphones down to $ 139 while supplies last. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Amazon and Google smart speakers can eavesdrop and phish owners; HomePod safe

We’ve known since the spring of last year that Amazon Alexa and Google Home smart speakers can eavesdrop on owners, and even phish them via voice. However, new research shows that new malicious apps with these capabilities continue to be approved by both companies. The two vulnerabilities – demonstrated in videos below – occur because […]

Amazon selling carrier-locked iPhone 11 models, cellular Apple Watches unaffected

For the first time this year, Apple is offering its latest iPhones SIM-free and unlocked right away. Pre-orders are also open on Apple’s Amazon storefront but notably, those variants aren’t unlocked. But you can still pick up unlocked cellular Apple Watch Series 5 and 10.2-inch iPad models from Amazon as well as Apple’s latest accessories. […]

Apple the largest US user of solar power, ahead of Amazon, Target, and Walmart

Apple was the largest corporate user of solar power in the US last year, says a new industry report, underlining the Cupertino company’s environmental credentials. U.S. businesses are increasingly turning to solar energy as a cost-effective means of powering their operations. As of 2018, Apple leads the nation with the most solar capacity installed, followed […]

Report: Amazon working on new Echo speaker to directly compete against HomePod and Sonos

According to Bloomberg, Amazon is working on a new addition to the Amazon Echo smart speaker lineup to more directly compete against Apple’s HomePod and Sonos speakers in terms of sound quality. The new model is purportedly set to release “by next year” and current prototypes feature at least four internal tweeters. The HomePod cylinder […]