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Topic: Amazon

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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Amazon plans over 3000 'Project Kuiper' satellites to spread global broadband

04/04/2019, 11:04 am

Amazon on Thursday revealed "Project Kuiper," an attempt to put thousands of satellites into low Earth orbit for worldwide internet access.

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Amazon drops Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro to $1,599, plus discounts on AirPods and iPads

04/04/2019, 11:04 am

Back by popular demand, Amazon is knocking $200 off Apple's current 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and up to $300 off Apple's latest 15-inch MacBook Pro. Meanwhile, first-gen AirPods are $12 off and 9.7-inch iPads are still in stock at $100 off.

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Latest Facebook-related security breach finds millions of records exposed on Amazon servers

04/03/2019, 02:04 pm

Security researchers have uncovered multiple instances of Facebook user data being exposed publicly on Amazon cloud servers, though it's not immediately clear to what extent either company is to blame.

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End of month blowout deals: $300 off 13" MacBook Pros, 2019 iPad and iMac discounts, hundreds off closeouts [u]

03/27/2019, 06:03 pm

Apple authorized resellers have just launched instant rebates on Apple's latest hardware, with many models now in stock. Meanwhile, closeout devices are up to $350 off with free shipping and no tax collected in several states. Plus, grab a 13-inch MacBook Pro at $300 off while supplies last.

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Editorial: Apple is playing the long game with Apple TV+ & Apple Arcade as it always does

03/26/2019, 09:03 am

The new Apple News+ service has landed for us all, but we've only had a sneak peek at Apple TV+, Apple TV Channels, and Apple Arcade. Apple's March 25 event came with almost no detail on what didn't launch immediately, but the company has proven that it can literally afford to keep us waiting like it has before, because it has a plan and the wherewithal to wait out the slings and arrows.

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New Apple TV app coming to third-party smart TVs, streaming devices this spring

03/25/2019, 02:03 pm

Apple is opening its new Apple TV experience to new audiences by expanding the device range it will be available on, with a selection of smart TVs and set-top boxes from third-party device producers set to offer the new version of the app in the coming months.

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Deals: Save $100 off new iPad Pros, $200 off new MacBook Airs & $300 off quad-core MacBook Pros

03/25/2019, 12:03 pm

In celebration of Monday's Apple event, Amazon is knocking hundreds off current hardware, with 2018 iPad Pros starting at $699 and Macs as low as $999.

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Amazon drops Apple's current 15" MacBook Pro to $1,999 ($400 off), plus $300 off 2018 13" MacBook Pros

03/24/2019, 02:03 pm

In what amounts to the steepest discount available on Apple's quad-core 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Amazon has issued a $300 price drop on the 512GB model. Shoppers can also pick up the standard configuration for $1,599, a discount of $200 off retail.

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Apple's brand-new 2019 iMac 4K drops to $1,099 ($200 off) while supplies last

03/21/2019, 02:03 pm

Mere days after Apple announced new iMacs, Apple authorized resellers are already issuing steep discounts on the 2019 21.5-inch iMac 4K, delivering the lowest price available at $1,099 for the standard model.

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Nielsen to start sharing Hulu & Prime Video viewership later in 2019, could force concessions by Apple

03/15/2019, 02:03 pm

Nielsen will reportedly begin sharing viewership data for Hulu and Amazon Prime Video later this year, which could put pressure on Apple to allow the same with its new video service.

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Apple Music comes to Amazon's Fire TV streamers

03/13/2019, 02:03 pm

People with one of Amazon's Fire TV streamers can now listen to Apple Music, much as they can on Echo speakers.

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August's HomeKit support for smart doorbells not coming anytime soon

03/13/2019, 10:03 am

Once promised, Apple HomeKit isn't coming to August's smart doorbells anytime soon. That includes the newly-announced View, representatives told AppleInsider at the SXSW festival in Austin, Tex.

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Editorial: Senator Warren's stance on big tech breakup is dangerous politics

03/13/2019, 10:03 am

Running for President, Senator Warren proposes plans to break up big technology companies, that ignore real security concerns. You can't apply simplistic solutions to complex problems just because it's politically expedient, and you can't conveniently dance around Apple being included, then bring it in when you're forced to give a soundbite.

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Amazon delivers more Apple deals: $250-$300 off 2018 13" and 15" MacBook Pros, plus up to $1,000 off 2017 models

03/12/2019, 11:03 am

In what amounts to the steepest discount available on Apple's quad-core 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Amazon has issued a $250 price drop on current models, with prices starting at $1,549. Six-core 15-inch MacBook Pros are also on sale, with prices as low as $2,099. Meanwhile, Amazon-owned Woot is discounting 2017 models by up to $1,000.

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Eero promises transparency in collecting analytics data following Amazon buyout

03/12/2019, 10:03 am

Fresh off its acquisition by Amazon, mesh router maker eero on Tuesday promised to be "upfront and transparent" about analytics data it's collecting from Wi-Fi networks.

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Elizabeth Warren confirms Apple is on her big tech breakup list

03/10/2019, 09:03 am

Speaking at SXSW, presidential candidate and Senator Elizabeth Warren explicitly called out Apple's App Store as one example of what would need to be split away from the company to comply with her big tech breakup plan, if Apple wanted to continue to distribute its own apps and services.

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Elizabeth Warren calls for tech giant breakup, with Apple in the cross-hairs

03/08/2019, 11:03 am

On Friday, Democratic Senator and 2020 presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren advocated for breaking up major tech companies with large services, specifically naming Amazon, Facebook, and Google -- but Apple fits in the targeted category as well.

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Amazon discounts Apple's Core i7 2017 MacBook Air to $799, 2018 MacBook Air to $999

03/08/2019, 10:03 am

While supplies last, Amazon is knocking $350 off Apple's Mid 2017 13-inch MacBook Air with an upgraded 2.2GHz Core i7 processor, bringing the price down to $799, a record low. Prefer the latest model? Apple's standard 2018 MacBook Air is also on sale for $999 ($200 off retail). Meanwhile, B&H has MacBook Pros on sale for just $1,099. These deals may end at any time, so don't delay.

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