Prime Day 2019 Deal Hub: Apple, HomeKit gear, smart home tech, more [Updating]

Over at 9to5Toys we’re tracking all of the best Prime Day deals from Amazon’s 48-hour shopping event. A number of notable offers have already popped up ahead of Monday’s 3AM ET start time, and you can find all of them just below in our best Prime Day deals hub. Make sure you’re following along on […]

Apple, tech companies successfully lobby to kill Ontario ‘Right to Repair’ bill

Another ‘Right to Repair’ bill that would have made device producers provide the resources for consumers and third-party repair outfits to fix devices has been put to rest, with intensive lobbying from tech companies including Apple said to be behind the killing of the legislation. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Omron HeartGuide packs blood pressure monitor into a smartwatch, Complete BP monitor features EKG tech from AliveCor

Omron showed off its latest wares at the ShowStoppers event at CES 2019 on Tuesday, including the HeartGuide wearable blood pressure monitor and an at-home BP monitor with EKG technology developed in partnership with AliveCor. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Apple among tech companies voicing opposition to new anti-encryption law in Australia

Last week, we reported that Australia had passed a new anti-encryption law that could force Apple and other tech companies to help law enforcement access encrypted messages. TechCrunch reports today, however, that Apple is among a handful of tech companies coming out against the legislation. more… The post Apple among tech companies voicing opposition to […]

Apple hit with patent infringement suit over iMessage & FaceTime encryption tech

Apple has been hit with another lawsuit today that alleges features such as iMessage and FaceTime infringe on the patents of Finnish company MPH Technologies. As detailed in the suit, MPH apparently tried to license the patents to Apple in 2016 and 2017, but to no avail. more… The post Apple hit with patent infringement […]