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New report claims Apple spending less on Amazon Web Services, not more

04/25/2019, 11:04 am

Despite hints to the contrary earlier this week, Apple's spending on Amazon Web Services for cloud infrastructure is actually on a long-term decline, a report said on Thursday.

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Apple's new 2019 AirPods drop to a record low $139, plus $10 off the Wireless Charging Case

04/25/2019, 10:04 am

While supplies last, Amazon has issued a double-digit price drop on Apple's new AirPods with Charging Case, bringing the price down to an all-time low $139.99. Apple's Wireless Charging Case is also on sale for $69.99 after a $10 cash discount.

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Alexa voice recognition audit teams had access to customers' location data

04/24/2019, 01:04 pm

More allegations about how owners of the Amazon Echo smart speaker range are having their privacy infringed by the retailer have surfaced, with the latest claim involving an internal team of Alexa auditors having access to customer data that can reveal their home address.

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It's back: Apple's quad-core 13 inch MacBook Pro (512GB) on sale for $1,499, the lowest price ever

04/24/2019, 10:04 am

After initially selling out within hours, Amazon's $500 off discount is back on Apple's latest Mid 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar that's equipped with a 512GB SSD. With stock available on May 3, now is the time to order the upgraded MacBook Pro at the lowest price ever before inventory runs out.

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Amazon's 1-day storage sale features discounts of up to $420 off, plus $50 off Apple Watch Series 4

04/23/2019, 10:04 am

Whether you're looking for a portable USB-C drive to travel with your MacBook Pro, or you need a significant amount of space to run alongside your iMac 5K, Amazon's flash storage sale offers discounts of up to 60% off models from SanDisk and Western Digital. Apple Watch Series 4 styles are also eligible for a bonus coupon, delivering the lowest prices available.

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Apple spends more than $30M per month on Amazon Web Services

04/22/2019, 10:04 am

Apple is one of the biggest customers of Amazon Web Services, it has been revealed, with the iPhone maker allegedly spending in excess of $30 million per month in order to enable services like iCloud to function reliably and at scale via the retailer's network of servers.

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Amazon issues even steeper markdowns on Apple's 11-inch iPad Pro, delivering record low prices

04/21/2019, 01:04 pm

The Apple authorized reseller has dropped 2018 iPad Pro prices by an additional $25 to $50, with popular 11-inch iPad Pro models starting at an all-time low of $649.99 (and total discounts of up to $200 off).

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Lowest prices ever: Apple's quad-core 13" MacBook Pro (512GB) $1,499, 15" MacBook Pro $1,899

04/20/2019, 12:04 am

Amazon has issued a $500 instant discount on Mid 2018 MacBook Pros, delivering the lowest prices ever. Pick up a 512GB 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar for just $1,499 or a 15-inch MacBook Pro for $1,899 while supplies last.

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Amazon & Google mend fences, bring YouTube back to Fire TV streamers

04/18/2019, 04:04 pm

Amazon and Google on Thursday announced plans to bury a long-standing feud, the main consequence being the return of YouTube to Amazon's Fire TV platform.

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Amazon issues $300 discount on Apple's 512GB 10.5-inch iPad Pro while supplies last

04/18/2019, 10:04 am

Amazon has launched more Apple deals this Thursday, following Tuesday markdowns on 2018 iPad Pros. Shoppers can snap up a 10.5-inch iPad Pro with 512GB of space for just $699, a discount of $300 off MSRP. Apple Watches are also on sale, matching the lowest prices ever.

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Comparing Apple News+ head-to-head, versus Amazon Kindle Magazines

04/17/2019, 03:04 pm

Subscribing to read magazines on your iPad is nothing new. Amazon has been doing it for years with Kindle Unlimited, Texture used to do it until Apple bought them, and used it as the core of Apple News+. They're very different, however, and choosing which is right for you comes down to what they offer beyond magazines.

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Sonos speakers enable voice control for Apple Music via Amazon's Alexa

04/17/2019, 01:04 pm

Owners of Sonos speakers in the U.S. and U.K. can now use Alexa voice controls for Apple Music, continuing the rollout of Apple's service across Alexa-capable devices.

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Leaked docs show Facebook weaponized user data against competitors, with little regard for privacy

04/16/2019, 01:04 pm

In the past, Facebook executives including CEO Mark Zuckerberg regularly wielded user data as a tool to reward partners and smash rivals, according to some 4,000 pages of leaked emails, messages, and other documents spanning from 2011 to 2015.

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Amazon knocks up to $200 off current iPad Pros, $20 off 2019 iPad Airs, delivering the lowest prices ever

04/16/2019, 09:04 am

Just in time for Mother's Day and graduation gift-giving, Amazon has issued triple digit markdowns on Apple's 11-inch iPad Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro, delivering the lowest prices seen to date on the latest models. Apple's new 2019 iPad Air is also $20 off while supplies last.

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Amazon in talks to launch free music streaming service for Echo devices, report says

04/15/2019, 07:04 pm

In a bid to better compete against market competitors Spotify and Apple Music, Amazon is reportedly in negotiations to launch a free, ad-supported music streaming service that will accompany the retail giant's Prime Music and Music Unlimited products.

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Editorial: How AirPods and Shortcuts shifted Apple's Siri story and blunted Amazon's Alexa Echo threat

04/14/2019, 07:04 am

Two years ago there was no shortage of media coverage imagining that Apple's entire hardware business was about to be eclipsed by a new voice-first world where Amazon's Alexa, Google's Assistant and perhaps even Microsoft Cortana would shift consumer and developer attention away from iPhone apps and toward stationary Internet-connected microphones running ambient "skills." Why didn't that actually happen?

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Keyboards, MacBook Pro rumors, Amazon has people listening to you, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

04/12/2019, 08:04 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor are back, talking about William's favorite keyboard, the rumored 17-inch MacBook Pro and whether or not it might get a new keyboard when the screen gets larger, Wi-Fi security risks, and the risk of speaking around an Amazon Echo device.

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Our favorite accessories for the new iPad Air

04/11/2019, 12:04 pm

You just got your new iPad Air recently and you're looking for the best accessories, but don't know where to start. This guide will give you an idea of what to pick up next for your brand new iPad Air.

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Thousands of Amazon workers are listening in on Echo audio, report says [u]

04/10/2019, 08:04 pm

In a bid to enhance its in-house Alexa voice recognition technology, Amazon reportedly employs thousands of people around the world to listen, transcribe and annotate audio clips recorded by Echo devices.

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Amazon prepping Alexa-enabled AirPods rival for release in 2019

04/04/2019, 04:04 pm

Amazon is reportedly creating an Alexa-enabled set of fully wireless earbuds that could pose competition for Apple's AirPods.

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