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Americans are wary about contact tracing apps

ExpressVPN's latest survey highlights consumer concerns that contact tracing apps violate their privacy and could lead to mass surveillance.

10 deals you don’t want to miss on Saturday: KN95 face masks under $3, free Echo Show 5, Apple deals, more

We cover so many fantastic deals during the week that we like to simplify things a bit on the weekends. Instead of covering dozens or even more than 100 of the hottest deals out there, we narrow things down to the 10 very best bargains you'll find. Highlights from Saturday's roundup include the best-selling coronavirus face masks on Amazon's entire site at a new lower price of 60¢ each, thicker KN95 face masks for $2.85 each for higher-risk situations, popular Superfy 70% alcohol hand sanitizer that's final[..]

Refurbished iPhone XR models now on sale at Apple’s website

Apple began selling refurbished iPhone XR models in the US for the first time this week. Refurbished iPhone XR models start at $499 for the 64GB model and go up to $629 for the 256GB model, which was actually discontinued in September 2019 when the iPhone 11 launched. Depending on which iPhone XR model you buy, you can save up to $120 off the normal price. About a month and a half ago, Apple launched the long-awaited follow-up to the iPhone SE. While the design of the second-gen iPhone SE was virtually iden[..]

Here’s one way that Google’s Pixel crushes the iPhone

Pixel vs. iPhone: In a viral tweet, someone recorded a video of how much better Google's Pixel is at voice-to-text dictation than Apple's iPhone. The voice-to-text email on the Pixel is virtually flawless, while the iPhone email is riddled with errors. iPhones might come out on top in performance, but they aren't always the smartest phones. Technically, the Pixel smartphones are Google's answer to the iPhone. That's not to say that they always target the same market, but Pixel is Google's flagship mobile ph[..]

Don’t miss Bose’s true wireless earbuds while they’re on Amazon at the lowest price ever

If you're on the lookout for a new pair of Bose headphones, Amazon is running a limited-time deal that you're definitely not going to want to miss. The Bose SoundSport Free True Wireless Earbuds are Bose's first and only cord-free earphones, and they're on sale right now at the lowest prices we've ever seen. These top-rated headphones retail for $200, but you can get them for as little as $139 depending on which of the four available color options you choose. Visit BGR's homepage for more stories. Apple's A[..]

How to Get Apple Watch to Announce Time with Any Watch Face

We all know Micky and Minnie Mouse watch face announces the time with just a tap.

First Hands-On Look at Powerbeats Pro in Yellow, Pink, Red, and Blue Colours

Here's a hands-on look at each new colour of the Powerbeats Pro earphones.

Big Tech goes on pandemic M&A spree despite political backlash

Rate of dealmaking by Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, et al is highest since 2015

Here are Amazon’s 5 best-selling electronics devices of the week

As has been the case for the past couple of months, coronavirus face masks and hand sanitizers were the best-selling products for our readers this past week. As far as electronics products go, however, there are some terrific deals this week that catapulted a few products in particular to the top of Amazon's charts. Here, we take a look at the five best-selling electronics products on Amazon's entire site this week. Visit BGR's homepage for more stories. As has been the case since the novel coronavirus outb[..]

Best Buy has so many hot deals that end today – here are the 10 best ones

A big Best Buy sale has been running all week long, but many of the best deals in this sales event will disappear at the end of the day on Friday. We've rounded up 10 of our favorite deals available right now on the Best Buy site so our readers have one last chance to get in on the action. Head over to our Deals channel on Friday and you'll find tons of terrific bargains that have been shared by the BGR Deals team. Highlights include the lowest price ever — just 35¢ each — for 3-layer coronavirus face masks[..]

Apple Leads Wearables Q1 Growth, Shipping 21.2 Million Units: IDC

The wearables market saw a steady growth in the first quarter of 2020, with a 29.7 percent year-over-year increase, according to the latest research by International Data Corporation (IDC).

Apple Asks LG to Max Out iPad LCD Display Panels to Meet Increased Demand in Asia

In order to cope with surging demand in Asia, Apple has placed an urgent order with LG for LCD iPad panels.

6 new TV shows on Netflix, Hulu, Apple TV Plus and more streamers this weekend

What's new on Netflix this weekend, including Space Force, and a selection of highlights from other streaming services like Central Park on Apple TV Plus.

This Week in Security: Leaking Partial Bits, Apple News, and Overzealous Contact Tracing

Researchers at the NCCGroup have been working on a 5-part explanation of a Windows kernel vulnerability, targeting the Kernel Transaction Manager (KTM). The vulnerability, CVE-2018-8611, is a local privilege escalation bug. There doesn’t seem to be a way to exploit this remotely, but it is an interesting bug, and NCCGroup’s …read more

Razer unveils new workstation to woo creative professionals

Razer’s new Blade 15 Studio Edition boasts Intel i7 processor and Nvidia Quadro RTX GPU.

Smartwatch Sales Have Declined In Q1 2020: IDC

According to a new report from IDC, smartwatch sales have declined year-over-year (YoY) in Q1 2020. Companies have managed to ship out 18.2 million smartwatches in Q1 2019, while they managed to ship only 16.9 million in Q1 2020. Smartwatch sales have declined in Q1 2020, says IDC Now, the global health crisis probably played [...] Read More... The post Smartwatch Sales Have Declined In Q1 2020: IDC appeared first on Android Headlines.

Apple tops wearables Q1 growth, but wristbands, hearables lead the segment

The International Data Corporation (IDC) report says smartwatches and basic ones registered a decline in growth, which was offset by wristbands and hearables.

Apple deals on AirPods, iPhone, MacBooks still running with Memorial Day prices

We've rounded up the best Apple Memorial Day sales on AirPods, iPhone, MacBooks, Apple Watch, and more.

Redesigned leather Apple Watch bands could be coming soon

A new set of leather Apple Watch bands surfaced online in a variety of colors and a redesigned no-loop feel.

eBay's AU$99 Apple AirPods deal is back, headlining a huge Plus-member June sale

eBay Plus members can get their hands on products from Apple, Nintendo and PlayStation at up to 80% off.

Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz is out

Magic Leap talked a big game, and few were more responsible for fostering a cult of hype and excitement around its vision of the future than the company’s founder and CEO Rony Abovitz. Today, the CEO announced that the company has indeed secured a new bout of funding, but that the company will be attempting […]

Apple Says Tile’s Competition Abuse Claims to European Regulators are ‘Meritless Attacks’

Tile has called on European antitrust regulators to investigate Apple over claims of competition abuse.

Turo Car Sharing to Launch in B.C. to Let You Rent Out Your Vehicle

U.S. car sharing company, Turo, is set to expand to British Columbia.

Apple ‘iPhone 12 Pro’ Concept Imagines Flagship in Navy Blue [VIDEO]

Here's a concept video imagining a Navy Blue iPhone 12 Pro from Apple.

Leaker Shares Alleged Details on the ‘iPhone 13’ Camera System

Before Apple has even had chance to even announce this year's new iPhone 12 lineup, rumors are already beginning to surface about 2021's iPhone.

iOS Mail has 'critical' security flaws

Apple has released security updates to patch two no-click vulnerabilities in its Mail app.

Plex launches a co-watching experience for its on-demand library and users’ personal media

Virtual viewing parties that let people watch video together remotely have become a popular way to stay connected with friends and family amid the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier today, Hulu announced the addition of a new “Watch Party” feature for its site to make a virtual viewing experience a built-in feature of its service. Now, media […]

Top Stories: macOS 10.15.5, New Powerbeats Pro Colors, iPhone 12 and 13 Rumors, and More

This week saw an interesting mix of news and rumors on the Apple front, led by the release of macOS 10.15.5, which brings a new battery health feature to newer Mac notebooks, while we also saw the official announcement of new colors for the Powerbeats Pro earphones. On the rumor front, we heard a few tidbits about not just this year's iPhone 12 but also next year's iPhone, while we saw photos and videos of a new style of Leather Loop Apple Watch band. And finally, there was a weird iOS bug last weekend that[..]

Refurbished iPhone XR models now on sale at Apple’s website

Apple began selling refurbished iPhone XR models in the US for the first time this week. Refurbished iPhone XR models start at $499 for the 64GB model and go up to $629 for the 256GB model, which was actually discontinued in September 2019 when the iPhone 11 launched. Depending on which iPhone XR model you buy, you can save up to $120 off the normal price. About a month and a half ago, Apple launched the long-awaited follow-up to the iPhone SE. While the design of the second-gen iPhone SE was virtually iden[..]

Here’s one way that Google’s Pixel crushes the iPhone

Pixel vs. iPhone: In a viral tweet, someone recorded a video of how much better Google’s Pixel is at voice-to-text dictation than Apple’s iPhone. The voice-to-text email on the Pixel is virtually flawless, while the iPhone email is riddled with errors. iPhones might come out on top in performance, but they aren’t always the smartest phones. Technically, the Pixel smartphones are Google’s answer to the iPhone. That’s not to say that they always target the same market, but Pixel is Google’s flagship mobile ph[..]

Is there a good reason to buy the Apple Watch Series 5 ?

It’s been five years since Apple debuted its smartwatch, and in that time the square-faced device has become iconic and infamous. The most recent version offers ‘dimmable’ faces that keep the screen available at all times, courtesy of its low-tempera...

Powerbeats Pro Debut in Four New Colors: Spring Yellow, Cloud Pink, Lava Red, and Glacier Blue

Following a couple of leaks in recent weeks, Beats today is officially announcing four new colors for its Powerbeats Pro wireless earphones: Spring Yellow, Cloud Pink, Lava Red, and Glacier Blue. The new earphones will go on sale June 9 and sell for the same $249.95 price as the existing color options. Aside from the colors, the new Powerbeats Pro models are otherwise identical to the original Powerbeats Pro, offering up to nine hours of listening time with the charging case bringing the total listening tim[..]

'Central Park' Debuts on Apple TV+: Animated Musical Comedy From Creators of 'Bob's Burgers'

Animated musical comedy series "Central Park" was released on Apple TV+ today, with the first two episodes now available to stream. "Central Park" revolves around the Tillermans, a family that lives in New York City's famous Central Park while attempting to fend off a wealthy hotel heiress who wants to turn the park into condos. The series is created, written, and executive produced by Emmy Award winner Loren Bouchard, creator of popular animated series "Bob's Burgers." The series stars Josh Gad, Kristen Be[..]

Tile files EU complaint against Apple's alleged anticompetitive behavior

Companies like Tile, Sonos and Popsockets have been speaking out against Apple and other big tech companies. They claim those larger corporations are deliberately hurting the competition, and earlier this year they testified before the House Antitrus...

iPhone SE vs iPhone XR vs iPhone 11: What you should (and shouldn't) buy

If you want to get the most bang for your buck on an iPhone, you have a healthy number of options. Apple sells no fewer than three iPhones for less than $700 (not including refurbished models), and deciding between them can be tricky. But as someone who’s used all three phone extensively, I’ve broken it down for you to help you decide how to spend your money wisely. Let’s start with how much of your money you’re going to need to spend. We usually talk about cost at the end of these comparisons, but since pr[..]

Apple Asks LG Display for Urgent Supply of LCD Panels to Meet iPad Demand in Asia

Apple has asked LG Display to urgently supply LCD panels for iPads, following a surge in orders for tablet PCs and laptop monitors in the wake of the global health crisis, reports Business Korea. Apple has recently asked LG Display to supply LCD panels for the iPad fast. LG Display is expected to start supplying them as early as June by operating the production lines at full throttle. Apple originally cut orders for the second quarter of this year in anticipation of significantly reduced contraction in the [..]

Tile Writes to EU Accusing Apple of Abuse of Power

Bluetooth accessory maker Tile has written to the European Union accusing Apple of abuse of power and of illegally favoring its own products. According to a report by Financial Times, in a letter sent on Tuesday to the European Commissioner for Competition, the accessory maker said that Apple is making it harder for users to use Tile products on iPhone because it has its own rival Find My app. In a letter sent to European competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager on Tuesday, California-based tracking app [..]

SteelSeries Nimbus+ controller review: A fantastic choice for Apple enthusiasts, but you’ll pay for it

If you love playing games on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV, you’ve probably noticed that some of hottest titles really are meant to be played with a game controller. The new Nimbus+ from SteelSeries is our pick for the best all-around MFi game controller—an officially certified and licensed controller that seamlessly works with all your Apple devices. The only thing is, you don’t really need an MFi controller the way you used to. With the introduction of iOS 13, you can use an Xbox One or PS4 DualShoc[..]

Apple Maintains Supremacy in Wearables Market With 21.2 Million Units Shipped in Q1 2020

Apple maintained its consummate lead in the global wearable products market in the first quarter of this year, based on research conducted by IDC. According to the report, Apple's lot grew by 13.3 million units, or 59.9 percent year on year, handing it a 23.7 percent share of the market. Despite difficulties in the supply chain for Apple Watch, the company saw strong results thanks to its Beats and AirPods range (the report treats "hearables" as a subset of wearables). IDC put the strong demand for AirPods [..]

Apple Begins Selling Refurbished iPhone XR Models

Apple today began selling certified refurbished iPhone XR models in select colors and capacities for the first time in the United States. Refurbished iPhone XR models are priced at a roughly 16 percent discount compared to current pricing on brand-new units, knocking $100–120 off of the regular price. In addition to the 64GB and 128GB capacities matching current brand-new iPhone XR models, refurbished units are also available with 256GB of storage, although currently only in black. The iPhone XR was initial[..]

Judge Dismisses 'Servant' Copyright Lawsuit Against Apple and M. Night Shyamalan

A lawsuit that accused Apple and M. Night Shyamalan of copying 2013 film "The Truth About Emanuel" for the "Servant" Apple TV+ series has been dismissed, reports Variety. A federal judge today threw out the copyright lawsuit, which had been levied against Apple and Shyamalan by director Francesca Gregorini, who claimed that "Servant" appropriated the plot of her movie and used the same "cinematic language," resulting in a "substantially similar feeling, mood, and theme." Gregorini also claimed that Servant [..]

Apple Pay Promo Offers 30% Discount From Ray-Ban

Apple sends out Apple Pay promotional emails on a regular basis, and this week's promotion provides a 30 percent discount on custom sunglasses or eyeglasses from Ray-Ban when using Apple Pay and the promo code APPLEPAY at checkout. The deal applies only to custom orders on the Ray-Ban.com website, and the promotion is valid until June 3, 2020. The Ray-Ban website features a Custom Lab that allows users to choose from 37 styles, 149 lens types, and 290 color options. Pricing for sunglasses varies based on th[..]

'SpongeBob: Patty Pursuit' Now Available on Apple Arcade

Apple regularly adds new games to its Apple Arcade gaming service, and this week's addition features characters from the popular SpongeBob cartoon. Described as a platform running game, SpongeBob: Patty Pursuit allows players to take on the role of SpongeBob to defeat Plankton's minions and rescue SpongeBob's friends. Trouble has come to Bikini Bottom! The evil "mastermind" Sheldon J. Plankton has once again hatched a plan to steal the secret Krabby Patty formula. This time he has enlisted his army of cousi[..]

These Are the Cheapest iPhones You Can Buy Right Now

Buying a new iPhone doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank, and I firmly believe that most people don’t need to spend $1000 or more on the latest and greatest model. In the video above, I compare the three cheapest iPhones that Apple currently sells. Read more...

Apple Picks Up 'Hedy Lamarr' TV Show Starring Gal Gadot

Apple recently gave a straight-to-series order for an upcoming TV show about film legend Hedy Lamarr, which is set to star Gal Gadot, reports Variety. The show follows the true story of actress, film producer, and inventor Hedy Lamarr, who starred in 30 films and co-invented an early version of frequency-hopping spread spectrum. "Hedy Lamarr" will follow the true story of the Hollywood glamour girl, spanning 30 years from Lamarr's escape from pre-war Vienna; to her meteoric rise in the Golden Age of Hollywo[..]

More Photos and Video of Apple's Redesigned Leather Loop Watch Band Surface

Images of a new version of the Leather Loop that Apple appears to have in development surfaced yesterday, and today, Vietnamese site Tinhte.vn has shared additional photos and videos that give us a clearer picture of what to expect from the new band. The bands come in colors that include red, hot pink, blue, black, and brown, with some of the bands featuring different colored accents at the side. The design features more distinct ridging that does not extend to the edge of the band, and it features the same[..]

Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 107 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements

Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced four years ago in March 2016. Apple designed the Safari Technology Preview to test features that may be introduced into future release versions of Safari. Safari Technology Preview release 107 includes bug fixes and performance improvements for Web Inspector, Web API, CSS, Rendering, Scrolling, Media, IndexedDB, JavaScript, Web Animations, Async Clipboard API, Accessibility, and CSS Grid. The new[..]

Tidal Debuts Dolby Atmos Music Support for Apple TV 4K

Music streaming service Tidal is bringing Dolby Atmos Music to Dolby Atmos-enabled devices like TVs, sound bars, speakers, and, notable for Apple users, the 4K Apple TV. Apple's 4K Apple TV, released in 2017, supports Dolby Atmos, a feature that brings more immersive sound for content when the Apple TV is paired with a Dolby Atmos soundbar or receiver and speakers. According to Dolby, Tidal support for Dolby Atmos is rolling out to compatible television streaming boxes as of today. Support is available for [..]

Apple comes out swinging against Tile after EU complaint

Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge On Tuesday, Tile sent a letter to European competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, accusing Apple of anticompetitive behavior. Tile, best known for its Bluetooth tracking devices, argued that Apple is disadvantaging Tile (relative to Apple’s own services) by defaulting the “always allow” function to “off” for third-party tracking products and “on” for its own FindMy app in iOS 13.5. Tile also complained that Apple has stopped selling Tile products in its physical store[..]

Tile Writes to EU Accusing Apple of Abuse of Power

Bluetooth accessory maker Tile has written to the European Union accusing Apple of abuse of power and of illegally favoring its own products. From a report: According to a report by Financial Times, in a letter sent on Tuesday to the European Commissioner for Competition, the accessory maker said that Apple is making it harder for users to use Tile products on iPhone because it has its own rival Find My app. Tile asked the EU to investigate Apple's business practices, echoing previous calls made by the acce[..]