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Grab Jedi Fallen Order: Deluxe Edition for Xbox for Just $7 - CNET

The digital version of this popular Star Wars game is 85% off right now at Amazon.

Cnet 10 Dec 2022 2:47 am

Elevation Labs waterproof pet collar AirTag holder with lifetime guarantee at $15 (25% off)

The Ghost edition see-through titanium variant is now up for sale, but the official Elevation Lab Amazon storefront is also now offering its TagVault Pet AirTag holder for $14.95 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $25. Be sure to clip the on-page coupon . Regularly $20, this is 25% off the going rate, $1 under the Black Friday discount we tracked, and the best price we can find. Designed specifically for dog/pet collars, this is the brands rugged, waterproof AirTag holder with a design that uses self-piercing screws to easily go through any collar up to 0.20/5mm the dogs can even with it on. The CNC machined screws and unbreakable ballistic Nylon6 polyamide backplate can really take a beating as well Elevation Lab backs this one with a lifetime guarantee. More details below. more The post Elevation Labs waterproof pet collar AirTag holder with lifetime guarantee at $15 (25% off) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 10 Dec 2022 2:41 am

Save up to 50% on Samsungs ANC Galaxy Buds Pro earphones at $100 shipped today

Joining todays all-time low on its Galaxy Tab S6 Lite , Amazon is now offering Samsungs Galaxy Buds Pro for $99.99 shipped. Regularly $200 at Best Buy where they are now matched, these earbuds have more recently been selling for $150 at Amazon and have now returned to the all-time low there. Alongside the active noise cancellation, youll also find four levels of Ambient sound options to let just the right amount of outside noise through. Joining voice detection when flipping over to answer calls, there are 11mm woofers and 6.5mm tweeters built-in to each earbud as well as spatial audio support, 28 hours of playback with the charging case, and an IPX7 rating to protect against sweat and the elements. Hit up our our hands-on review for a closer look and head below for additional details. more The post Save up to 50% on Samsungs ANC Galaxy Buds Pro earphones at $100 shipped today appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 10 Dec 2022 2:09 am

Best Apple Deals of the Week: Samsung's Smart Monitor M8 and More Apple-Related Accessories Hit Record Low Prices

This week's major deals focused on third-party accessories from companies like Samsung, Anker, Nomad, Satechi, Twelve South, and more. In addition to these accessory sales, there were still plenty of Apple product discounts going on, including all-time low prices on MacBook Air, iPad, iPad Air, and more. Many of these still have Christmas delivery options as well. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. Samsung What's the deal? Take up to $330 off Samsung's popular Smart Monitor M8 and many more deals Where can I get it? Samsung Where can I find the original deal? Right here $330 OFF Samsung Smart Monitor M8 for $399.99 This week Samsung began a new Discover Samsung winter savings event, which included major discounts across its line of TVs, monitors, computer storage, and more. The highlight of the sale is the Smart Monitor M8 for just $399.99 in select colors, down from $729.99. You can find even more products on sale in our post . Anker What's the deal? Save on Anker's best charging accessories Where can I get it? Amazon Where can I find the original deal? Right here Anker began a new discount event on Amazon this week, including major markdowns on cables, portable chargers, wall chargers, wireless chargers, and more. You can find the full list of accessories in our post on the sale , and be sure to note that many require you to clip an on-page coupon in order to see the sales. Anker's deals are also known to expire fast, so some of these accessories may no longer be discounted, but the majority are still on sale as of writing. Apple Accessories What's the deal? Take up to 25% off with our exclusive codes from Nomad, Twelve South, Satechi, and more Where can I get it? Nomad , Satechi , Pad & Quill , Twelve South , and 1Password Where can I find the original deal? Right here This year marked the return of our annual article in which we share a collection of exclusive discounts from popular third-party accessory companies. For 2022, this list includes Nomad, Pad & Quill, Twelve South, Satechi, and 1Password. You can find full details for each sale in our article . Nomad - Save 20% off sitewide with code MRHOLIDAY Satechi - Get 25% off sitewide with code MR25 Pad & Quill - Save an extra 15% off sitewide with code MR15 Twelve South - Save 20% off your order with code MacRumors20 1Password - Get 50% off first year of 1Password (new customers only) MacBook Air What's the deal? Take up to $199 off M1 and M2 MacBook Air Where can I get it? Amazon Where can I find the original deal? Right here $150 OFF M2 MacBook Air (256GB) for $1,049.00 $199 OFF M1 MacBook Air (256GB) for $799.99 The year's best prices are still around this week for both the M1 and M2 MacBook Air. If you're okay with an older model (or are shopping for someone who would be), the $799.99 price tag on the 2020 M1 MacBook Air is a great sale. The M2 MacBook Air at $1,049.00 is another solid discount for anyone shopping around for the newest model. iPads What's the deal? Take up to $99 off 2022 iPad and iPad Air Where can I get it? Amazon Where can I find the original deal? Right here $50 OFF 64GB Wi-Fi iPad for $399.00 $99 OFF 64GB Wi-Fi iPad Air for $499.99 The week began with a return of all-time low prices on both Apple's 2022 iPad and iPad Air, with up to $99 off these models. Prices start at $399.00 for the 64GB Wi-Fi iPad in select colors ($50 off), and increase to $499.99 for the 64GB Wi-Fi iPad Air in select colors ($99 off). Some of these are still in stock for Christmas delivery, so order soon if you're interested. Magic Keyboard What's the deal? Take $89 off Magic Keyboard for 11-inch iPad Pro and iPad Air Where can I get it? Amazon Where can I find the original deal? Right here $89 OFF 11-inch Magic Keyboard for $209.99 All-time low prices continued with a new record low deal on the Magic Keyboard for the 11-inch iPad Pro and iPad Air, on sale for $209.99 on Amazon, down from $299.00. Although this one is still on sale in both white and black colors, only black can be delivered before December 25. Apple TV 4K What's the deal? Take $9 off 128GB Apple TV 4K Where can I get it? Amazon Where can I find the original deal? Right here $9 OFF Apple TV 4K (128GB) for $139.99 Apple TV 4K discounts were very popular this holiday season, but now that we're nearing the middle of December, nearly all sales have ended. The major one still around is a $9 discount on the 2022 Apple TV 4K (128GB Wi-Fi + Ethernet) for $139.99, down from $149.00, an all-time low price. Be sure to visit our full Deals Roundup to shop for even more Apple-related products and accessories. Related Roundup: Apple Deals This article, Best Apple Deals of the Week: Samsung's Smart Monitor M8 and More Apple-Related Accessories Hit Record Low Prices first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 10 Dec 2022 1:14 am

ASUS TUF 32-inch Curved 1080p 165Hz Gaming Monitor falls to new low of $229, more from $152

Amazon is now offering the ASUS TUF 32-inch Curved 1080p 165Hz Gaming Monitor for $229 shipped. Normally going for $259, this 12% discount, or $30 price drop, marks a new all-time low price weve seen for this monitor. The 1500R curve of this monitor coupled with the 165Hz refresh rate will help increase your gameplay immersion while also reducing eyestrain. AMD FreeSync Premium support is present as well to eliminate screen tearing and have fluid visuals. In terms of connectivity, you will have an HDMI 2.0 alongside a D-SUB input so you can connect multiple devices without having to swap cables. Head below to check out other monitor deals weve found. more The post ASUS TUF 32-inch Curved 1080p 165Hz Gaming Monitor falls to new low of $229, more from $152 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 10 Dec 2022 12:54 am

iPad Pro M2 Deals: Save Up to $60 at Amazon, $100 Off Cellular Models and More - CNET

Here are the best places to buy the new iPad Pro M2 ahead of the holidays.

Cnet 10 Dec 2022 12:45 am

Logitechs MX Mechanical Mini Wireless Compact Keyboard falls to new low of $123

Amazon is now offering the Logitech MX Mechanical Mini Wireless Compact Keyboard for $122.99 shipped. Normally going for $150, this 18% discount, or solid $27 price drop marks a new all-time low price weve seen for this model. Bringing mechanical switches to its MX lineup, Logitech has implemented linear switches here for a smooth typing action with the low-profile design having a minimalist look. Each key is also backlit so you can easily see in darker environments. You can pair this keyboard to nearly any three devices, regardless of the operating system, over Bluetooth or the included Logi Bolt USB receiver and can swap between them with a simple button press. The expected battery life here is up to 15 days or 10 months with the backlights disabled, and it can be charged over its USB-C port. Be sure to check out our hands-on review to learn more and keep reading below. more The post Logitechs MX Mechanical Mini Wireless Compact Keyboard falls to new low of $123 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 10 Dec 2022 12:04 am

Embers 14-Oz. Temperature Control Smart Mug back to best price of the season at $100 ($50 off)

Best Buy is now offering the latest Ember 14-ounce Temperature Control Smart Mug at $99.95 shipped . Also matched via the Best Buy eBay store . Regularly $150, this is $50 off the going rate and what you would pay on Amazon right now. Todays deal is also matching the pre-Black Friday offer we spotted on the smaller 10-ounce variant and $5 under the Cyber Week price. For those unfamiliar here, this is a smart mug connected to a companion iOS or Android app where users can maintain an ideal temperature (between 120 and 145 degrees) for coffee, tea, and beverages of that sort. The built-in battery lasts for up to 80 minutes, but the included wireless charging coaster provides all day battery life alongside a hand-washable design. You can even choose a custom LED color from within the app if you wish. Head below for more. more The post Embers 14-Oz. Temperature Control Smart Mug back to best price of the season at $100 ($50 off) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 10 Dec 2022 12:01 am

Amazon ends support for third-party HIPAA-compliant Alexa skills

Amazon is ending support for a program that allowed patients to share HIPAA-protected health information with healthcare organizations through Alexa. The news was first reported by Voicebot.ai. The invite-only program, which first launched in 2019, allowed select developers to create and launch HIPAA-compliant healthcare skills for Alexa (skills are the third-party voice apps that run [] Amazon ends support for third-party HIPAA-compliant Alexa skills by Aisha Malik originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 10 Dec 2022 12:00 am

Best Coffee Maker Deals: Save $100 on Brim, $70 on Cafe and $150 on Breville - CNET

Wake up and smell these great deals on coffee makers at stores like Best Buy, Amazon and more.

Cnet 10 Dec 2022 12:00 am

Apples original AirPods Pro with MagSafe case come within $1 of Black Friday pricing at $160

Verizon is offering the original Apple AirPods Pro with MagSafe Charging Case for $159.99 shipped . Down from an original price of $249 and a current rate of $209 from third-parties at Amazon, the latest generation of AirPods Pro cost $229 right now and todays deal comes within $1 of our last mention. While these arent the latest Apple has to offer, the previous-generation AirPods Pro still have a lot to offer. For starters, active noise cancelling and Transparency modes are available, both of which are class-leading in their function. The H1 chip enables Hey Siri , which is something I personally didnt expect to use often, but actually utilize it all the time. Plus, the case is compatible with MagSafe chargers, making it even more versatile. Speaking of the case, youll find that it delivers an additional 24 hours of usage to the AirPods Pro themselves. Take a closer look at the original AirPods Pro in our launch coverage and then head below for more. more The post Apples original AirPods Pro with MagSafe case come within $1 of Black Friday pricing at $160 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 9 Dec 2022 10:58 pm

Apple's iPad Air drops to $500, plus the rest of the week's best tech deals

We're in the thick of the holiday season, so we're still seeing good deals on a number of gadgets and tech gear we recommend. Apple's iPad Air , for instance, is down to its second-lowest price to date at $500, while Amazon's Fire HD 8 is down to an all-time low of $55. The Xbox Series S is still $60 off, and a range of Tile Bluetooth trackers and Samsung storage gear are on sale as well. There are plenty more discounts of note beyond that, so here are the best tech deals from this week that you can still get today. Apple iPad Air Nathan Ingraham / Engadget Apple's iPad Air is on sale for $500, which is the lowest price we've seen outside of a very brief drop to $479 in August. Typically, the 10.9-inch tablet has retailed closer to $550 in recent months. We gave the iPad Air a review score of 90 earlier this year, and we named it the best iPad for most people in a recent buying guide. It's not cheap, but it represents a noticeable upgrade over the entry-level iPad, providing many of the iPad Pro's best features at a lower price. If you want a more affordable model, though, the 10.2-inch iPad is down to $280 and still a more complete package than most tablets around that price. The newer 10th-generation iPad is also on sale for $399; that's a decent option with a more conveniently placed webcam, though compared to the Air it lacks second-gen Apple Pencil support, a laminated display and a faster M1 chip. Buy iPad Air at Amazon - $500 Buy iPad (10th gen) at Amazon - $399 Buy iPad (9th gen) at Amazon - $280 Xbox Wireless Controller Aaron Souppouris / Engadget If you need a spare gamepad for your Xbox or PC, Microsoft's Xbox Series X/S controller is still discounted to $40, extending the deal we saw on Black Friday. While this isn't the lowest price we've ever tracked, it's still roughly $10 lower than its usual street price. Just note that, while comfortable, this controller uses a pair of AA batteries by default, not a rechargeable unit. Buy Xbox Wireless Controller at Microsoft - $40 Buy Xbox Wireless Controller at Target - $40 Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope Ubisoft Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is one of the higher-profile Nintendo Switch exclusives of the year, a charming and well-reviewed turn-based strategy game starring Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach and Ubisoft's cutesy Rabbids mascots. The game only released in late October, but Amazon is holding a one-day sale on Friday that brings it all the way down to $32, which is a $28 discount. If stock runs dry there, note that it's also available for $40 at Walmart. Over on Steam, meanwhile, the seminal puzzle game Portal is down to just $1. And if you're looking for a new tabletop game instead, the classic strategy game Catan is on sale for $25, while the accessible train-themed game Ticket to Ride is available for $24. Neither board game deal is an all-time low, but they both represent the best prices we've seen this year. Buy Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope at Amazon - $32 Samsung storage device sale Samsung Numerous Samsung storage devices are on sale at Amazon, bringing a handful of recommended SSDs and microSD cards down to their lowest prices to date. We recapped this sale earlier this week, but the highlights include the 1TB 980 Pro SSD for $100 and the 128GB Evo Select microSD card for $14. Shop Samsung storage device sale at Amazon $100 Apple Gift Card + $10 Amazon credit Apple If you spend $100 on an Apple gift card at Amazon, you can get a $10 store credit to spend on future purchases at no extra cost. This offer applies to both digital and physical gift cards. If you buy the former, use the code APPLEGC at checkout to redeem the offer. If you use the latter, use the code APPLEPGC instead. Best Buy is running a similar promotion , too, if you'd rather shop there. As a reminder, you can use an Apple gift card for App Store credit, subscription services like Apple Music or iCloud, and/or purchases made at a physical Apple store. Buy $100 Apple Gift Card + $10 bonus credit at Amazon Amazon Echo Show bundles Engadget Amazon is running a couple of notable bundle deals for its Echo Show smart displays. First, a bundle that includes the 5.5-inch Echo Show 5 and a Blink Mini indoor security camera is on sale for $50, which is about $15 less than what those devices would cost individually. (The display alone is still available for $35.) Second, the 8-inch Echo Show 8 is still discounted to an all-time low of $70, and you can grab a Kids version of the Echo Show 5 alongside it for no extra cost. It's also available with a Blink Mini for $85. We gave the Echo Show 8 and Echo Show 5 review scores of 87 and 85 , respectively, last year. The former is a better option for most, as it's generally faster and has a superior camera for video calls, though the latter can be useful if you're looking to use the display as a sort of smart alarm clock. Either way, you'll get the most out of an Echo Show if you already own other Amazon gear and use Alexa often. Buy Echo Show 5 + Blink Mini at Amazon - $50 Buy Echo Show 8 + Echo Show 5 Kids at Amazon - $70 Amazon Fire HD 8 Amazon Amazon's newest Fire HD 8 tablet is back on sale from $55, which matches the all-time low we saw over Black Friday. This is far from a premium device, and you'll have to put up with Amazon promoting its own services all over the OS. Still, it's competent enough at the basics if you merely want a tablet for casual web browsing, e-book reading and video streaming every now and then. For a step up, consider the Fire HD 10 for $90. That's not an all-time low, but it's still a decent price for a device with a bigger display and smoother performance. Buy Fire HD 8 at Amazon - $55 Logitech and Razer gaming mice Will Lipman Photography for Engadget Logitech's G305 Lightspeed is a wireless gaming mouse we've recommended to those on a budget, offering a compact yet comfortable shape, consistent sensor performance and up to 250 hours of battery life through a single AA battery. It's currently on sale for $28.49 at Amazon when you clip an on-page coupon, matching the lowest price we've tracked. Note that the offer only applies to the black model of the mouse, though, not the lilac version pictured above. If you're willing to pay a bit extra for a lighter and faster gaming mouse, Razer's Viper Ultimate is worth a shout, and it's currently on sale for $60 with an RGB charging dock. This is an ambidextrous mouse with shortcut buttons on either side, though its shape is a bit larger and flatter than the G305. On its own, it normally retails around $70; with the dock, it usually costs closer to $85. Buy Logitech G305 Lightspeed at Amazon - $28 Buy Razer Viper Ultimate + charging dock at Amazon - $60 HyperX Cloud Alpha Rozette Rago/Wirecutter HyperX's Cloud Alpha gaming headset is on sale for $55, which isn't an all-time low but still comes in about $15 lower than its usual street price. Though you can find better sounding headphones for the price, the Cloud Alpha's profile is still decently well-balanced, its included boom mic should yield few complaints and its design is both sturdy and comfortable to wear for hours at a time. Buy HyperX Cloud Alpha at Amazon - $55 Buy HyperX Cloud Alpha at HP - $55 Tile tracker sale Tile Amazon is running a sale on various Tile Bluetooth trackers . The offers include the Tile Mate for an all-time low of $18 and the diminutive Tile Sticker down within a dollar of its best-ever price at $19.60. The Tile Pro is back at its all-time low of $25, while a dual-pack that includes a Mate and a wallet-friendly Tile Slim is $10 off its usual street price at $40. To be clear, if you own an iPhone, Apple's AirTags remain a more powerful and precise option for keeping tabs on your wallet, keys or other frequently misplaced items. If you use Android, though, Tile's trackers are generally the best alternative, with the next largest crowd-finding network and a wider range of designs. Just be aware that only the Tile Pro includes a replaceable battery. Shop Tile tracker sale at Amazon Samsung Smart Monitor M8 Samsung Samsung's 32-inch Smart Monitor M8 is down to a new low of $400, beating its average street price over the last few months by roughly $200. The 4K, 60 Hz, VA panel here isn't the most accurate thing you can buy out of the box, but it's solid for this deal price. The M8's main selling point, though, is that it doubles as a small smart TV (albeit without a tuner). It uses Samsung's Tizen interface, allowing it to stream Netflix, HBO Max, Prime Video and similar apps even when it's not hooked up to a computer. It comes with a webcam, remote, microphone and built-in speakers, and it can double as a SmartThings hub for compatible smart home gear. You have to actually use this smart TV functionality for the M8 to be worth it, but if so, it's one of the more versatile monitors on the market. Buy Samsung Smart Monitor M8 at Amazon - $400 Buy Samsung Smart Monitor M8 at Samsung - $400 Apple Magic Keyboard Chris Velazco/Engadget If you want to use an iPad Air or 11-inch iPad Pro more like a laptop, Apple's Magic Keyboard case provides a relatively comfortable typing experience, a smooth trackpad, good weight distribution and an extra USB-C port for charging your tablet. We gave it a review score of 84 back in 2020. The main downside is that it's wildly expensive, but right now it's a bit more affordable at $210. That's not an all-time low, but it's still about $75 less than its typical street price over the last few months. If you use a 12.9-inch iPad Pro, meanwhile, the Magic Keyboard for that tablet is on sale for $249 at Walmart, which is within $10 of its all-time low. Buy Apple Magic Keyboard (11-inch) at Amazon - $210 Sony WH-1000XM5 Billy Steele/Engadget We've seen this deal for past few weeks, but Sony's noise-canceling WH-1000XM5 headphones are down to $348, which is a $50 discount and tied for the lowest price we've seen. We gave the XM5 a review score of 95 in May for its comfortable fit, powerful ANC, 30-hour battery life and pleasing (yet customizable) sound. Right now, it's the top pick in our best wireless headphones guide . Buy Sony WH-1000XM5 at Amazon - $348 Apple MacBook Air M2 Devindra Hardawar/Engadget The entry-level version of Apple's M2 MacBook Air is back down to $1,049. We've seen this deal a few times in recent months, but it still matches the lowest price we've seen and beats Apple's MSRP by $150. The latest Air is the top pick in our guide to the best laptops , and we gave it a review score of 96 in July. Note that this configuration has slower storage performance than pricier SKUs, but that shouldn't be a major issue on a day-to-day basis unless you're doing more involved work like editing high-res video and photos. If you need more storage, though, a 512GB model is down to a low of $1,300 at Best Buy. If you want a more affordable entry into macOS, note that the older MacBook Air that runs on Apple's M1 chip is still on sale for $800, matching its all-time low. This model has a more dated design than the M2-based Air, but it remains a fantastic value when it's discounted to this extent. Buy MacBook Air M2 at Amazon - $1,049 Buy MacBook Air M1 at Amazon - $800 Apple MagSafe Charger Chris Velazco/Engadget Apple's MagSafe Charger is on sale for $30, which is within $3 of the best price we've tracked and roughly $7 off its usual street price. There are certainly cheaper wireless chargers, but this one aligns easily with any recent iPhone and can supply up to a 15 W charge, which is a smidge more than non-MagSafe alternatives. You can still use it to charge AirPods and other Qi-compatible devices, too. Buy Apple MagSafe Charger at Amazon - $30 Buy Apple MagSafe Charger at Walmart - $30 LG C2 OLED TV 65-inch LG The 65-inch version of LG's C2 OLED TV is available for $1,442 at eBay from authorized reseller BuyDig. That's a new low, but you have to use the code JOLLY15 at checkout to see the discount. Typically, this TV has gone between $1,700 and $1,800 in recent months. The C2 can't get as bright as a competitor like Samsung's S95B OLED TV , so it's best suited in darker or moderately-lit rooms, but it still provides the deep black levels, high contrast and wide viewing angles you'd expect from a high-end OLED display. Buy LG C2 65-inch at eBay - $1,442 Xbox Series S Aaron Souppouris / Engadget If you're buying for a non-4K TV, the Xbox Series S is worth highlighting at its current sale price of $240. We saw a few gift card deals on Black Friday that effectively dropped the compact console lower, but this is still $60 off Microsoft's MSRP. We gave the Series S a review score of 85 at launch: It's a clear step behind the Xbox Series X (and PS5) in terms of power, it lacks a disc drive, and its 512GB of built-in storage isn't much, but it's still capable of playing all the same games as its pricier sibling. Buy Xbox Series S at Amazon - $240 Meta Quest 2 bundle Devindra Hardawar/Engadget The chief Black Friday deal we saw for Meta's Quest 2 VR headset, which pairs a 128GB model with the popular rhythm game Beat Saber and the classic horror game Resident Evil 4 for $349, is still available at multiple retailers. Normally, the Quest 2 alone retails for $399. It's worth remembering that Meta jacked up the price of the Quest 2 by $100 earlier this year, but this is the best offer we've seen in the time since, and the headset itself remains the best option for most people interested in VR even after the price hike. We gave the device formerly known as the Oculus Quest 2 a review score of 89 back in 2020. Buy Meta Quest 2 bundle at Walmart - $349 Buy Meta Quest 2 bundle at Best Buy - $349 Google Nest Thermostat Google Google's Nest Thermostat is on sale for $90, which is about $25 off its typical street price and within a few dollars of the lowest price we've seen. This is Google's entry-level smart thermostat it doesn't have the nicer dial control or remote sensor support of the Nest Learning Thermostat, but for smaller homes, it offers similar energy-saving and HVAC monitoring features at a lower cost. It'll also support the new Matter smart home standard , something Google hasn't committed to with the Learning Thermostat. Buy Google Nest Thermostat at Amazon - $90 Fitbit Charge 5 Valentina Palladino / Engadget This is another deal we've seen for much of the holiday season, but you can still get Fitbit's Charge 5 for $100, which is within a dollar of the wearable's all-time low and about $20 less than its usual street price. The Charge 5 is the top recommendation in our guide to the best fitness trackers , and we gave it a review score of 82 last year due to its reliable activity tracking, built-in GPS and full-color OLED display. Buy Fitbit Charge 5 at Amazon - $100 Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i Chromebook Lenovo A configuration of Lenovo's IdeaPad Flex 5i with an Intel Core i3-1115G4 processor, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage is on sale for $300. That's $30 more than the all-time low we saw on Black Friday, but still about $70 off this config's typical street price in recent months. This is the top pick in our guide to the best Chromebooks : The specs here are enough to run Chrome OS smoothly, and in general the notebook's backlit keyboard, port variety, bright 1080p touchscreen and eight-hour battery life impress for the price. Buy Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i at Amazon - $300 Follow @EngadgetDeals on Twitter and subscribe to the Engadget Deals newsletter for the latest tech deals and buying advice.

Engadget 9 Dec 2022 10:31 pm

SanDisks 128GB USB-C flash drive is a great stocking stuffer at $16 (Matching Amazon low)

Amazon is now offering the SanDisk 128GB Ultra Dual Luxe USB-C flash drive for $15.99 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $25. Regularly $20 at Amazon for most of this year, it started to drop slightly in the fall before hitting the same $16 Amazon all-time we are seeing today for Black Friday. Making for a wonderful stocking stuffer just about anyone will get some use out of, this is also one of those nice all-metal models that delivers both USB-C and USB-A connectivity to work alongside modern MacBooks and a plethora of other gear out there with no adapters needed. It provides 128GB of storage space and a keychain-ready design as well. Head below for even more stocking stuffer-worthy flash drive deals. more The post SanDisks 128GB USB-C flash drive is a great stocking stuffer at $16 (Matching Amazon low) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 9 Dec 2022 10:26 pm

Sonys regularly $598 HT-G700 3.1-Ch. Soundbar System returns to all-time low of $398 (Save 33%)

Amazon is currently offering the Sony HT-G700 3.1-Channel Soundbar System for $398 shipped. Normally going for $598, this 33% discount, or a solid $200 price drop marks a return to the all-time low price weve tracked. Coming with a soundbar and wireless subwoofer, this 3.1-Channel sound system is the perfect addition to any living room. You will have access to Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Vertical Surround Engine to complement this system and have more realistic sounds. eARC is also supported with this soundbar alongside 4K HDR video passthrough to your TV so you get the highest quality of both audio and video. You can also play your own audio through this system with its Bluetooth connection. This sound system doesnt tend to stay down at the all-time low price for long, so be sure to take advantage of this deal before its gone. Head below for more. more The post Sonys regularly $598 HT-G700 3.1-Ch. Soundbar System returns to all-time low of $398 (Save 33%) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 9 Dec 2022 10:15 pm

9to5Toys Daily: December 9, 2022 Save on iPhone 13 Pro/Max, iPhone 14 cases, more

Listen to a recap of the best deals and news from 9to5Toys each day at noon. 9to5Toys Daily is available on iTunes and Apple Podcasts , Google Play , or through our dedicated RSS feed .New episodes of 9to5Toys Daily are recorded every weekday. Subscribe to our podcast in iTunes/Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee new episodes are delivered as soon as they are available. Amazon discounts in-house refurb iPhone 13 Pro/Max starting at $746 (Save $253+) Apples official iPhone 14 series cases see rare discounts starting at $37.50 (Reg. $49+) Apples Smart Keyboard Folio complements its latest 10.2-inch iPad at $80 (Reg. $159) more The post 9to5Toys Daily: December 9, 2022 Save on iPhone 13 Pro/Max, iPhone 14 cases, more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 9 Dec 2022 9:50 pm

Smartphone Accessories: UGREEN AceCube 30W USB-C Charger $15 (25% off), more

UGREENs official Amazon storefront is offering itsAceCube 30W USB-C Charger for$14.99 once you clip the on-page coupon. Shipping is free for Prime members or in orders over $25.Normally $20 at Amazon, todays deal saves 25% and comes within $1 of our last mention from back in September. With this adapter, youre able to ditch older, lower-powered bricks for this 30W model which has the ability to charge the M2 MacBook Pro/Air at full speed, as well as your iPhone 14 Pro Max, Pixel 7 Pro, or any other device that utilizes USB-C. The wall prongs fold into the unit so that way you can easily store it away in a purse, laptop bag, or even pocket. More smartphone accessories: Apples official iPhone 14 series cases see rare discounts starting at $37.50 (Reg. $49+) AINOPE CD Slot Smartphone Car Mount: $17 (Reg. $20) | Amazon Apple Watch SE 2 lands at new all-time low of $210 ahead of the holidays (Reg. $249) TORRAS iPhone 14 Plus Case: $20 (Reg. $24) | Amazon Bose Portable Smart Speaker delivers AirPlay 2 at new 2022 low of $320 (Reg. $399) 2-pack Aioneus MFi USB-C to Lightning Cables: $7 (Reg. $13) | Amazon iOtties Made for Google iON Wireless Duo 15W charger falls to $35 (All-time low, Reg. $50) HiTune T3 ANC True Wireless Earbuds: $26 (Reg. $36) | Amazon OtterBoxs iPhone 14 power bank with MagSafe passthrough charging hits $35 (Reg. $70) Deals still live from yesterday: Google Pixel Buds A-Series return to all-time low of $64 for only second time (Reg. $99) AINOPE 2-pack USB-C Cables:$6(Reg. $12)| Amazon w/ code 50CCH3WD Tim Cook really wants you to buy Apples MagSafe chargers, now on sale from $30 UGREEN 7.5W MagSafe 2-in-1 Charging Stand:$39(Reg. $46)| Amazon Apples Find My Leather MagSafe Wallet delivers before the holidays at $45 Black Friday price 2-pack TALK WORKS MFi Lightning Cables:$12.50(Reg. $18)| Amazon Oontz Angle 3 Pro Bluetooth speaker delivers IPX7 waterproofing at new low of $41 (42% off) Amazon Basics 20W USB-C/A Car Charger:$12.50(Reg. $17)| Amazon Save on nearly all of Apples official iPhone 13 series cases from $25 at Amazon (Reg. $49+) JBL speakers now start from $25 for the holidays : Partybox $50 off, Go 3 40% off, more Spigens new 3-card vegan leather MagSafe wallet sees first price drop to $24 today more The post Smartphone Accessories: UGREEN AceCube 30W USB-C Charger $15 (25% off), more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 9 Dec 2022 9:33 pm

Amazon discounts in-house refurb iPhone 13 Pro/Max starting at $746 (Save $253+)

Amazon is now discounting Apples previous-generation unlocked iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max smartphones in Premium Renewed condition. Headlining is the iPhone 13 Pro starting at $746 shipped for the 128GB capacity. Originally fetching $999, youre looking at the lowest weve seen from a trusted brand at $253 off. Amazon has been selling refurbished models down at $899 as of late, beating those clearance prices by an extra $153 to mark a new all-time low, as well. All five colors are available, as well as elevated storage capacities with up to $437 in savings . The iPhone 13 series arrives as Apples now previous-generation smartphones powered by the A15 Bionic chip, with the 13 Pro marking as one of the most capable in the lineup. Alongside notably improved battery life, theres also that same squared-off design as last time around to pair with the Super Retina XDR display in one of four sizes and a smaller notch. Theres also an upgraded camera experience with its newer Cinematic mode and improved sensors, too. Dive into our coverage over at 9to5Mac for a closer look and then head below for a breakdown on the pricing. more The post Amazon discounts in-house refurb iPhone 13 Pro/Max starting at $746 (Save $253+) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 9 Dec 2022 9:32 pm

Monopoly Star Wars, Marvel, and more from $5 in Amazons latest board game sale (Up to 58% off)

As part of its Epic Holiday deals, Amazon is now offering up to 58% off a range classic family board games with deals starting from just $5. Shipping is free for Prime members or in orders over $25. Whether youre looking to shore up your game night collection, something for friends and family to gather around over the holidays, or some easy gifts, theres wide selection of popular discounted options on tap right now. Alongside the Monopoly Deal Card Game, youll also find themed versions of the world-famous real estate tycoon game with official crossovers featuring Star Wars, Friends, Marvel, and other Disney IP. Thats all on top of classics like Clue, Sorry!, Battleship, and more. Head below for a closer look. more The post Monopoly Star Wars, Marvel, and more from $5 in Amazons latest board game sale (Up to 58% off) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 9 Dec 2022 9:19 pm

Score a FREE $50 Amazon credit with 2022 model Hisense 4K Fire TVs from $300 ($180 off)

Amazon is now offering the 2022 model Hisense 58-inch ULED U6 Series Quantum Dot LED 4K UHD Smart Fire TV for $469.99 shipped. Plus, you can use code AB9ME9JX3SY4 at checkout to receive a FREE $50 Amazon credit when it ships towards future purchases you might even be able to score the credit ahead of Christmas if you order soon. Regularly $600 and currently sitting at the same price we tracked over Black Friday, this is up to $180 in savings and the lowest total we can find. Youll also find the same $50 credit offer available on the $299.99 shipped 50-inch model as well. These Quantum Dot color displays feature the Fire TV ecosystem for direct access to your streaming services as well as a range of other apps alongside Dolby Vision HDR, HDR10, and HDR10+, HDMI 2.1 input, and Alexa voice command action. From there, youll find a metal stand, bezel-less design, Bluetooth, built-in Wi-Fi, and USB ports. Head below for more details. more The post Score a FREE $50 Amazon credit with 2022 model Hisense 4K Fire TVs from $300 ($180 off) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 9 Dec 2022 8:55 pm

Bose Portable Smart Speaker delivers AirPlay 2 at new 2022 low of $320 (Reg. $399)

Amazon is now offering theBose Portable Smart AirPlay 2 Speaker for$319.99 shippedin both colorways.While you would more typically pay $399, todays offer is marking a new 2022 low at $79 off. This is also well below our previous $349 mention from earlier in the fall. The model with bundled charging cradle isalso $79 off , as well. Centered around a 360-degree internal audio array, the Bose Portable Speaker packs a portable design that can be carried around indoors or out onto the patio as the weather warms up. It packs 12-hour battery life to complement all of the built-in smart features like AirPlay 2 and Alexa, as well as an IPX4 water-resistance rating for some extra versatility. You can learn more in our announcement coverage , as well. more The post Bose Portable Smart Speaker delivers AirPlay 2 at new 2022 low of $320 (Reg. $399) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 9 Dec 2022 8:50 pm

Microsofts latest Surface Pro 9 with 120Hz display sees first discount to $1,899 ($201 off)

Amazon is offering the latest Surface Pro 9 i7/16GB/1TB Tablet for $1,899 shipped. This $201 discount marks the first real discount that weve seen on the Surface Pro 9 and consequentially is a new all-time low that weve tracked. Delivering a 13-inch 120Hz PixelSense touchscreen, youll find the Surface Pro 9 is great for handling your on-the-go work tasks. Theres a built-in kickstand so you can adjust the angle and the display spans nearly edge-to-edge. On top of that, theres Surface Slim Pen storage and charging built right into the optional keyboard to keep things always at the ready. For ports, Microsoft has finally joined the ranks of Thunderbolt 4-connected devices, meaning you can hook up eGPUs, docks, and more to the Surface Pro 9. Check out our announcement coverage to learn more and then head below for additional deals. more The post Microsofts latest Surface Pro 9 with 120Hz display sees first discount to $1,899 ($201 off) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 9 Dec 2022 8:41 pm

Todays best Mac and iOS app deals: ATOM RPG, Tiny Tanks!, Interloper, NanoStudio 2, more

We have almost made it through another work week now so its time to detail Fridays best deals on Mac and iOS apps. Just be sure to score this Amazon promotion on Apple gift cards while you still can and then dive into the rare discounts we spotted this morning on Apples official iPhone 14 series cases . As for todays software offers, highlight titles include Tiny Tanks!, Smart Closet, ATOM RPG, Threema, Interloper, NanoStudio 2, and more. Head below for a complete look at todays best Mac and iOS app deals. more The post Todays best Mac and iOS app deals: ATOM RPG, Tiny Tanks!, Interloper, NanoStudio 2, more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 9 Dec 2022 8:24 pm

Buy a $100 Apple gift card and score a FREE $10 Amazon credit ahead of the holidays

Amazon today is offering a rare chance to save on Apple Gift Cards with a new promotion to add some extra credit into your holiday shopping routine. Right now, you can score a $100 gift card with an extra $10 Amazon credit with free email delivery when you apply code APPLEGC at checkout. Those who want a physical card to stuff a stocking with can lock-in the same promotion with code APPLEPGC . This is marking the second-best value weve seen this year and comes within $5 of our previous Target mention from over the Thanksgiving Week celebration. Deals on Apple gift cards have been hard to come by these days, so this promotion is a great option for locking in a discounted Apple Music subscription or knocking the price down on any other steaming service. Not to mention, being able to save on apps, games, and much more, or just spreading some holiday cheer come the end of the month. Head below for additional details. more The post Buy a $100 Apple gift card and score a FREE $10 Amazon credit ahead of the holidays appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 9 Dec 2022 8:01 pm

Googles latest Nest Thermostat battles cold temps with Assistant at $90 (Save $40), more

Amazon is now offering the Google Nest Thermostat for $89.99 shipped in several styles. Down from the usual $130 price tag, todays $40 discount is delivering a match of the holiday pricing from last month. This is one of the lowest prices of the year and best in several months. Arriving as the latest in-house option for bringing voice control and scheduling to the climate control system, Google Nest Thermostat arrives with a refreshed form-factor thats centered around a frosted glass aesthetic with LED display. Ideal for keeping things comfortable without lifting a finger this winter, you can leverage Assistant to fight back against the cold with voice controlled or even automated heating. Get a closer look in our hands-on review and then head below for more. more The post Googles latest Nest Thermostat battles cold temps with Assistant at $90 (Save $40), more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 9 Dec 2022 7:40 pm

Todays best game deals: Mario Sparks of Hope, Celeste, Tony Hawk, Hades, more

Holiday game deals continue with notable price drops on Nintendo Switch titles as well as a host of Xbox and PlayStation releases. Today only, as part of its Epic Holiday deals, Amazon is now offering the best price ever on the new Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope at $31.98 shipped . Regularly $60, this is 47% off the going rate and the lowest price we have tracked on the new release. Not only are you looking at a 2022 Game Awards winner check out the new Super Mario Bros. movie trailer that debuted during last nights show as well, but we also adored the experience in our hands-on review where we said it invigorates turn-based tacticswith open-world action . All-new boss battles, nine playable characters to add to your party, and a series of new wrinkles to the gameplay experience all highlight the games brand new story as players attempt to rescue the uncanny Sparks throughout the galaxy. Everything you need to know about it is right here . Head below for more. more The post Todays best game deals: Mario Sparks of Hope, Celeste, Tony Hawk, Hades, more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 9 Dec 2022 7:05 pm

Apples Smart Keyboard Folio complements its latest 10.2-inch iPad at $80 (Reg. $159)

If you just locked in the Black Friday discount on Apples latest 10.2-inch iPad , Amazon is now marking down a must-have companion accessory. The officialApple Smart Keyboard for 10.2-inch iPadis now on sale for the lowest price we have ever seenat $79.99 shipped . Normally fetching $159, todays offer stacks up to nearly 50% in savings and is well below our previous $114 mention from earlier in the fall. This is also $17 under the previously-set all-time low. Arriving with a folio style design, Apples in-houseSmart Keyboardturns its latest 10.2-inch iPad (as well as some other devices noted below) into more of a workstation thanks to the physical typing experience. Pairing to your tablet via Apples Smart Connector, theres no need to fuss with Bluetooth or recharging the accessory, either. Get a better idea of what to expect from our hands-on review of the iPad Pro version . Then head below for more. more The post Apples Smart Keyboard Folio complements its latest 10.2-inch iPad at $80 (Reg. $159) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 9 Dec 2022 7:03 pm

Ninja Foodi Power Blender mixes dough and whips shakes at 2022 low of $90 (Reg. $150)

Amazon is now offering the Ninja Foodi SS201 Power Blender and Processor for $89.99 shipped. Regularly $150, this is 46% or $60 off the going rate matching the lowest Amazon price we have tracked all year, and the best we can find. Youre looking at an all-in-one blending and mixing solution it provides traditional blending action as well as doubling as both a food processor and dough mixer in a single unit. There are six auto IQ presets for one-touch smoothies, frozen drinks, bowls, spreads, chopping, and dough but also features variable speed controls for a more manual touch that supports its 1400-watt motor, and a dishwasher-safe 72-ounce pitcher. In other words it can handle most of your baking and protein shake needs as well as being a nice option for iced cocktails and the like next summer. More details below. more The post Ninja Foodi Power Blender mixes dough and whips shakes at 2022 low of $90 (Reg. $150) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 9 Dec 2022 6:56 pm

iOtties Made for Google iON Wireless Duo 15W charger falls to $35 (All-time low, Reg. $50)

Amazon currently offers theiOttie iON Wireless Duo 15W Qi Charging Stand for$34.95 shipped. Marking a return to the all-time low from the usual $50 price tag for the first time since the summer, this is $2 under our previous mention from Black Friday. Weve only seen it sell for this price three times in the past, too. iOtties latest charging stand arrives for Pixel 7/Pro owners thanks to its Made for Google certified design that can refuel two devices at once. Its main 15W upright Qi charging section can power up your smartphone in both portrait and landscape orientations, and a secondary 5W charger makes for a convenient way to top off Pixel buds and other earbuds. You can also get more insight on the whole experience in our hands-on review . more The post iOtties Made for Google iON Wireless Duo 15W charger falls to $35 (All-time low, Reg. $50) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 9 Dec 2022 6:41 pm

Mac Antivirus Deals: Cheap antivirus software to protect your Mac

Mac security software adds another layer of protection onto what Apple provides already with features that can help to protect your identity, passwords and financial details. These are the thing that criminals are after, and theyll often use cunning ways to extract them rather than spending time trying to break past Apples defences in macOS. Although some of the packages here are solely focused on macOS, others will also protect Android and Windows devices you might also own, and that makes the price of protection much cheaper per computer. Good security software should warn you before you click on a dangerous website, or open a phishing email with a dodgy attachment, which could trick you into handing over your bank details, passwords or other sensitive information. If you are in two minds about whether you need protection you might like to read Do Macs need antivirus software? Best antivirus for Mac Youll find the following Mac antivirus recommendations in our round up of the Best antivirus for Mac. Here are our top Mac antivirus recommendations: Intego Mac Internet Security X9 currently $24.99/20.99 a year for one Mac, get the deal here . Clario Antivirus 1.5 for Mac $50/50 a year (54% off the usual price of $107.88/107.88 a year), get the deal here . McAfee Total Protection currently five devices are $39.99 for one year in the US, and 39.99 a year for one years in the UK, get the US deal here / get the UK deal here . Norton 360 Deluxe currently $49.99/29.99 a year for five devices, get the deal here . Avast Premium Security currently $50.28/39.99 a year for one Mac, get the US deal here / get the UK deal here . Bitdefender Total Security currently 78%/38% off, $19.99 a year for five devices in the US, or 24.99 a year for three devices in the UK, get the US deal here / get the UK deal here . Best free antivirus for Mac There are a number of companies offering free antivirus software for Mac. You should always be cautious using a free antivirus and dont expect all the features of the paid for options. Avast Security for Mac offers a free option alongside the Premium plan. Get it here . Avira Free Antivirus for Mac is free and also includes a VPN. Get it here . AVG Antivirus For Mac free version offers basic features. Get it here . Bitdefender Virus Scanner for Mac is free to use. Get it here . Malwarebytes Antivirus for Mac has a free version as well as a paid version. Get it here . Sophos Home theres a free plan, plus you can get the full version for 30 days trial. Get it here. Best antivirus deals for Mac The above are our top recommendations, but you can save even more money than that. Check our the best deals weve seen below. Top 10 Antivirus Deals Intego Mac Internet Security X9 1 year, 1 Mac 1 From: Intego Was: $49.99/49.99 Now: $24.99/20.99 (50% / 58% off) View Deal Intego is our top pick for Mac antivirus. Its the fastest weve reviewed, and has an impressive clean-up rate. It comes with a brilliant firewall, too. Intego has just over 50% off right now. The RRP is usually $49.99/49.99 for one year/one Mac, but its $24.99/20.99 right now. Read our review: Intego Mac Internet Security X9 review (2021) Bitdefender Antivirus For Mac 1 Year, 3 Devices 2 From: Bitdefender Was: $59.99/39.99 Now: $39.99/24.99 (39% off) View Deal Bitdefender is one of our best picks for Mac and there is a great discount, so you can get it for $39.99/24.99 (usually $59.99/39.99). Thats a one year subscription for up to three devices. Get that UK deal here. The same deal in the US is here . Note that this is the price for the first year only. Its also worth checking out this deal on Amazon.com: you can pick up a great deal on Bitdefender Total Security. You can get two years cover of five devices for $30.99 (usually $149.99) or one year cover for five devices for $19.99. Get the deal here . Read our Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac review and our Bitdefender Total Security 2021 review. Norton 360 Deluxe 1 Year, 5 Devices 3 From: Norton Was: $104.99 / 84.99 Now: $49.99 / 29.99 ($55 / 55 off) View Deal Norton is one of our top antivirus picks, so its good news that you can get the first 12 months for only $49.99 / 29.99 which saves you $55 / 55. Do note that the renewal price is $104.99/84.99 per year after that. Alternatively, you could take out a two-year subscription (youll find this option on the same page) and get two years for $89.99/89.99 ($44.99/44.99 a year) which sounds like a worse deal, but dont forget youre getting a discount on both years, not just the first, so it is cheaper overall. Read our review: Norton 360 Deluxe review Trend Micro Antivirus For Mac 1 Year, 1 Device 4 From: Trend Micro Was: $39.95 / 49.95 Now: $29.95 / 19.95 (25% off US / 60% off UK) View Deal Trend Micros online protection is available with 60% off right now for one year in the UK, or 25% off in the US (where its already cheaper). Its usually $39.95/49.95 a year. The US deal is here . Read our review: Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac review Clario Antivirus 1.5 for Mac 5 From: Clario Was: $107.88 a year Now: $50 a year (54% off) View Deal Clario is offering its Mac antivirus software for $50 a year which is 54% off the usual price of $107.88 a year. The UK pricing is equivalent normally 107.88 a year, currently discounted to 50 a year. F-Secure Total 3 devices 6 From: F-Secure Was: $89.99/79.99 Now: $67.49/39.99 (25% off / 50% off) View Deal F-Secure is offering a great discount on F-Secure Total. Cover three devices for $67.49/49.99 (RRP:$89.99/ 79.99). You can also cover five devices for $82.40/59.99 (RRP $109.99/99.99). Get the US deal here Read our review: F-Secure Total review Panda Dome Essential 1 Year, 1 Device 7 From: Panda Security Was: $47.99/29.99 Now: $19.20/12 (60% off) View Deal Panda Dome Essentials includes top-rated antivirus protection, plus a VPN (albeit with only 150MB of data to use per day). For Black Friday, theres 60% off, and this applies not just on the Essential plan but also on Advanced, Complete and Premium. Avira Antivirus Pro 1 Year, 1 Device 8 From: Avira.com Was: $49.99/35.88 Now: $49.99/29.99 (17% off) View Deal Avira is well known for its free antivirus which is available for macOS as well as Windows. Its very effective, too and if you pay for the Pro version you get official support, more regular updates, plus email and web protection. Read our review: Avira Antivirus Pro review How to find a good antivirus deal It can be tricky to know where to start with antivirus. Protecting your tech from malware, ransomware and other cyber attacks is such an important thing to do, but most of the services available appear to be very similar to one another, so its hard to understand which are the most secure, and which are the best value. You can rest assured that we will only share deals here if we think theyre good enough to be worth buying. Everything we share here will be a great saving on a service we trust. We recommend taking a look at our article all about the best Mac antivirus to help you get a better understanding of which services we like most. Youll find that antivirus discounts can be huge, often at more than half price for your Mac or mobile devices. Do note that these are typically first-year deals, and at renewal youll pay the regular price. Anti Malware, Personal Software

Macworld 9 Dec 2022 6:35 pm

Gift the indoor AeroGarden Sprout as pricing falls below Black Friday at $50, more up to $160 off

Amazon has launched a new AeroGarden sale to give folks what might be the last chance at landing one of the popular indoor gardens at a solid discount before the holidays. One particular stand out offer here has the AeroGarden Sprout at $49.99 shipped . Regularly $80 at Amazon, this deal undercuts the best offer we tracked during the Black Friday festivities to deliver one of the best prices we have tracked since release. The Sprout is the most compact model in the lineup, but can still grow three plants at the same time up to 10-inches tall for folks looking for a more affordable and casual indoor growing setup. Outside of that, youre looking at the same near effortless, soil-free process with the grow lights included, water notifications, and a three pod seed included (Genovese basil, curly parsley, and dill). Head below for more Amazon holiday AeroGarden deals. more The post Gift the indoor AeroGarden Sprout as pricing falls below Black Friday at $50, more up to $160 off appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 9 Dec 2022 6:34 pm

WD_BLACK officially-licensed 1TB PS5 heatsink SSD returns to Amazon low at $130

Amazon is now offering the officially-licensed WD_BLACK 1TB SN850 NVMe Solid-State Drive for PlayStation 5 at $129.99 shipped. Regularly $180 at Amazon and now listed at $158 directly from WD , this is matching both our previous mention and the best price we have tracked at Amazon. The 2TB variant is also marked down to $229.99 shipped, which is matching the all-time low outside of brief 1-day offer back in October. There are plenty of other PS5-compatible models out there, but this one is specifically licensed for Sonys current-generation home gaming consoles. It allows folks to both store and play titles directly from its internal storage capacity while clocking in at up to 7,000MB/s. The recommended built-in heatsink is in place here and included with your purchase alongside the compatible M.2 form-factor, both of which are joined by a PlayStation-themed blue LED. Head below for a closer look at the rest of this weeks best internal SSD deals. more The post WD_BLACK officially-licensed 1TB PS5 heatsink SSD returns to Amazon low at $130 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 9 Dec 2022 6:16 pm

New all-time low lands on Samsungs refreshed Galaxy Tab S6 Lite at $215 (Reg. $350)

Amazon is now offering the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite Wi-Fi 64GB Android Tablet for $214.99 shipped . Typically fetcing $350, youre looking at a new all-time low with $135 in savings attached. This is $15 below our previous Black Friday mention, as well, and still one of the first chances to save. Not to be confused with the original model that launched back in 2020, this new iteration from Samsung was just updated with some new tricks up its sleeve. Everything is packed into largely the same form-factor as before, with the metal housing surrounding the 10.4-inch touchscreen display. The biggest change however for the Galaxy Tab S6 enters in the form of the new Snapdragon 720G processor that powers the experience. Shipping with Android 12 out of the box, other features like the included S Pen make this a more mid-range solution to Samsungs higher-end offerings. Head below for more. more The post New all-time low lands on Samsungs refreshed Galaxy Tab S6 Lite at $215 (Reg. $350) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 9 Dec 2022 6:02 pm

Amazon MiniTV unveils trailer of upcoming show on unicorn PhysicsWallah

The trailer depicts the life of an extraordinary teacher (played by Shriidhar Dubey) as he embarks on a journey to establish an institution where students can learn physics even in the most remote areas of the country.

Business Today 9 Dec 2022 6:01 pm

Artwork Flow to Talk AI and Automation at Marketing Conclave

Bizongo is Indias largest technology-driven platform for made-to-order B2B products. It is a unified platform that solves vendor financing and supply chain for B2B categories like packaging, textiles, raw materials, and more. Bizongo serves 600+ enterprise customers across a wide range of industries and provides digital solutions to leading brands like Amazon, Johnson & Johnson, Tata Cliq, and Mondelez.

News Voir 9 Dec 2022 5:55 pm

The Morning After: All the big news from The Game Awards, including Hades II and more sequels

The Game Awards gave us a busy night for gaming news. First up, Idris Elba will star in Cyberpunk 2077 s first big DLC. Phantom Liberty is a spy thriller introducing a new character, FIA agent Solomon Reed, played by Elba. The DLC also includes new missions and a new district in Night City, all of it culminating in an impossible mission of espionage and survival, according to developer CD Projekt RED. I wonder if hell bump into Keanu Reeves character. CD Projekt Red A Hades sequel might be the biggest reveal. While the game looks similar to the Supergiant hit, you can expect a new female protagonist, Melino, training with the witch goddess Hecate, and generally slaying beasts in the underworld. We also got release dates for Final Fantasy XVI (June 22nd), Street Fighter 6 (June 2nd) and Diablo IV (June 6th). In short, June 2023 is shaping up to be a busy month in gaming. Hideo Kojima was also ready to reveal his next project, Death Stranding 2 yes, another sequel. Both Norman Reedus and La Seydoux will reappear in the game, headed for PS5. Kojima added that his studio is also working on a second, completely new project with an experimental edge. So, not a sequel? Weve pulled together all the other big gaming headlines right here . But which game won? FromSoftwares Elden Ring , of course. It beat games like God of War Ragnarok, Horizon Forbidden West , Stray and Xenoblade Chronicles 3 to claim Game Of The Year. Mat Smith The Morning After isnt just a newsletter its also a daily podcast. Get our daily audio briefings, Monday through Friday, by subscribing right here . The biggest stories you might have missed Samsung Odyssey Ark monitor review: When bigger isn't always better Reddit's reveals r/AmItheAsshole was its most popular subreddit in 2022 Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Oracle will share the Pentagon's $9 billion cloud contract Twitter is reportedly raising Blue subscription's pricing on iOS to $11 'Season: A letter to the future' is a solo cycling adventure coming to PC and PlayStation January 31st McLaren Artura first drive: A hybrid supercar that adds EV torque to the mix iPhone AirDrop restriction first seen in China will roll out worldwide with iOS 16.2 Elon Musk says Twitter is developing a feature that shows if you've been shadowbanned IKEA's latest Sonos Symfonisk speaker is a $260 floor lamp Its the most expensive member of the Symfonisk lineup. IKEA IKEA and Sonos floor lamp collaboration, at $260, is the most expensive speaker in the Symfonisk lineup. Current models range from $120 for a bookshelf speaker (with less than stellar audio) to $250 for musical wall art. And your investment in the floor lamp could creep even higher if you want something other than the included bamboo shade. Itll launch in January 2023. Continue reading. Google merges its Maps and Waze teams But it says apps will remain separate. Google is planning to merge its Waze and Maps divisions, The Wall Street Journal has reported. The move aims at reducing duplicated work across the products, but Google said it will still keep the Waze and Maps apps separate. Waze and Maps have been sharing features ever since Google acquired Waze for $1.1 billion back in 2013. Google remains deeply committed to Wazes unique brand, its beloved app and its thriving community of volunteers and users, a spokesperson told the WSJ . Waze CEO Neha Parikh will leave her role after a transition period, but there will reportedly be no layoffs. Continue reading. Google says it's making Chrome less of a battery and memory hog Two new modes should help lighten the load on your desktop or laptop. With a new Memory Saver mode, Google says Chrome will reduce its memory usage by up to 30 percent on desktop. The mode frees up memory from open tabs you aren't using. Google says this will help to give you a smoother experience on active tabs. Chrome will reload inactive tabs when you switch back to them. The company has also revealed a Battery Saver mode, which Google says can kick in when you're using the browser and your device's battery level drops to 20 percent. Chrome will limit background activity, including tabs with videos and animations. Google says all users will have access to them in the coming weeks, and it's rolling out the build already. Continue reading. EU sets December 2024 deadline for USB-C wired charging on new phones Expect to see a USB-C iPhone by 2025 at the latest. The European Union has set a firm deadline for manufacturers to adopt USB-C charging for most electronic devices sold in the region. New phones, tablets, headphones, portable speakers and many other types of devices will need to adopt the standard for wired charging as of December 28th, 2024. Laptop makers will need to switch to USB-C by April 2026. Continue reading.

Engadget 9 Dec 2022 5:45 pm

Amazon Wardrobe Refresh Sale: Get These Top Deals on Luxury Beauty

Amazon Wardrobe Refresh Sale is LIVE with fantastic offers and discounts on Fashion, Lifestyle, Makeup and Beauty categories. So, as the wedding season is ON and the New Year celebrations are about to start, why dont you invest in luxury beauty products? Are you unsure about the prices? Check out this article to find out whats in store for you in Luxury beauty during Amazon Wardrobe Refresh Sale.

The Economic Times 9 Dec 2022 5:45 pm

Mass layoffs at Google and Amazon expected very soon, here is everything we know so far

Mass layoffs at Google and Amazon expected very soon here is everything we know so far

India Today 9 Dec 2022 5:38 pm

iQOO 9T selling at discount of Rs 4000 on Amazon ahead of iQOO 11 launch

iQOO T selling at discount of Rs on Amazon ahead of iQOO launch

India Today 9 Dec 2022 5:31 pm

Snapdeal Calls Off IPO Plans As Tech Stocks Reel From Meltdown

Founded by Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal in 2010, Snapdeal was an early bird in the e-commerce space but the fierce competition saw cash-rich Amazon and Flipkart surge ahead.

NDTV 9 Dec 2022 5:21 pm

Snapdeal defers Rs 1,250-crore IPO, here is the REASON

Snapdeal, which competes with Amazon and Flipkart, filed a request this week with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) to withdraw its draft red herring prospectus (DRHP) amid a sell-off in tech stocks worldwide.

Zee News 9 Dec 2022 4:28 pm

Snapdeal defers Rs 1,250-cr IPO

SoftBank-based e-commerce marketplace Snapdeal has deferred its Rs 1,250 crore IPO, joining the list of startups that have decided to shelve their initial public offering (IPO) plans this year. Snapdeal, which competes with Amazon and Flipkart, filed a request this week with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) to withdraw its draft red herring prospectus (DRHP) amid a sell-off in tech stocks worldwide. Considering the prevailing market conditions, the company has decided to withdraw the DRHP. The company may reconsider an IPO in the future, depending on its need for growth capital and market conditions, a Snapdeal spokesperson said.

Rediff 9 Dec 2022 3:36 pm

Installed a bigger rear rack plate on my 2022 Royal Enfield Himalayan

BHPian WhiskeyTangoFox recently shared this with other enthusiasts.Update: New rear rack plate.Two of the biggest gripes I had while trying to mount a duffel bag onto the rear rack of the Himalayan with a couple of bungee straps was that firstly, the plate was puny, so the bag kept shifting weight mid ride, and secondly, there was no slot or cutout through which I could route the bungee straps, which caused the straps to slide around, thereby making the mounted luggage, unstable Hence I wanted to get a new rear rack plate. I did check out Viaterra's plates first but as much as I stand by their quality, their offerings were simply too expensive for a sheet of milled out metal which I'd use occasionally. Saw a relatively inexpensive plate on Amazon by a company called Milachin. This is advertised to fit on all Himalayans from BS3 to BS6 and the Xpluse as well It was packaged well and came to BLR from DEL within a day. The only tools you'll need are a 4mm Allen Key and a pair of pliers. I'd strongly recommend everyone here to get an allen key set because it makes life much easier when working on your motorcycles and you don't have to depend on manufacturers to include allen keys with their products, which they mostly don't. Stock plate which is pretty small. Size does matter. The kit comes with the plate, 4 x 4mm Allen Head Screws, 8 x washers and 4 rubber buffers. Fairly straightforward process to fix it and it took about 10 minutes. Here is the finished look: Does not cover the tail light. I don't think the product is powder coated and may be prone to scratches, but I will update in the long run. It is very sturdy and has dedicated slots to route a bungee cord/ROK Straps through and a ton of holes and a larger surface area to mount a top box onto which I've heard that they do require. Great product for my use case though. Until Next time folks, Cheers! Check out BHPian comments for more insights and information.

Team-BHP 9 Dec 2022 3:03 pm

OnePlus Y1S Pro smart TV gets 55-inch screen variant in India: Details here

Priced at Rs 39,999, the OnePlus TV 55 Y1S Pro smart TV will be available on Amazon, Flipkart, OnePlus online store, OnePlus Experience stores and OnePlus partner stores from December 13

Business Standard 9 Dec 2022 2:39 pm

Tech layoffs at silicon valley offer hiring boon for startups

The history of Silicon Valley is awash with stories of companies that were founded, or gained traction, in the ruins of recession. Amazon.com Inc. and Google, now known as Alphabet Inc., are among the big winners from past economic slumps.

Money Control 9 Dec 2022 2:35 pm

Amazon reveals anime massively multiplayer online game 'Blue Protocol'

The game is described as a multiplayer action role-playing game (RPG), which allows players to choose different roles and enjoy either the story or multiplayer mode

Business Standard 9 Dec 2022 2:13 pm

Amazon reveals anime MMO game Blue Protocol

San Francisco: Amazon has revealed a new anime-style massively multiplayer online (MMO) game titled Blue Protocol at The Game Awards, which is scheduled to be launched in the second half of next year. The game is developed by Bandai Namco and will be released on the PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PC, Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 9 Dec 2022 2:10 pm

Amazon to bring TikTok-like feed of shoppable content 'Inspire' to its app

The new feed option will appear as a lightbulb icon in the application and will roll out to select US users this month

Business Standard 9 Dec 2022 12:42 pm

Airtel plans offering free Amazon Prime subscription with data benefits, unlimited calling

Airtel plans offering free Amazon Prime subscription with data benefits unlimited calling

India Today 9 Dec 2022 12:39 pm

Softbank-backed Snapdeal defers 1250 crore IPO

Snapdeal competes against the likes of Walmart-owned Flipkart, global giant Amazon, and social commerce platform Meesho in Indias e-commerce space

Livemint 9 Dec 2022 12:24 pm

Pentagon splits up revamped $9 billion cloud deal among tech giants

The US Department of Defense (DoD) has decided to split its lucrative Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability (JWCC) contract between Google, Oracle, Amazon, and Microsoft. The DoD said the contracts, which are valid until 2028, may be worth up to $9 billion. The JWCC's outcome is consistent with the DoD's recent decision to use multiple providers for its infrastructure technology, rather than a single company. When the Pentagon awarded Microsoft the $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract in 2019, Amazon - the industry leader in cloud infrastructure - filed a lawsuit to overturn the choice. Prior to this, IBM and Oracle were disqualified from the original bidding process, causing Oracle to file a lawsuit alleging bias . Google was also considered, but withdrew its name after staff protests (the company removed Don't be evil from its founding principles the same year). Amazon claimed in court that the Trump administration awarded the contract to Microsoft unfairly, due to political bias. A review by the Pentagon's watchdog in 2020 found no evidence to support that allegation, and the DoD confirmed it would pursue the contract with Microsoft. Last year, in a change of tune, the Pentagon reversed its decision and said it would not proceed with the Microsoft contract, as it was developed at a time when the Department's requirements were different and 'our cloud conversancy less mature.' The JWCC services as JEDI's replacement. The DoD requested proposals for cloud solutions from Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Oracle, although at the time the General Services Administration said only Microsoft and Amazon seemed able to satisfy the Pentagon's requirements. But, in an about-face from its earlier insistence on using a single provider, the Department has decided to follow through with all four vendors. The DoD says the new contract will provide 'enterprise-wide, globally available cloud services across all security domains and classification levels, from the strategic level to the tactical edge.' It will enable individual DoD offices and programmes to buy commercial cloud services directly from all four providers. The $9 billion in funds will be distributed 'on individual orders as they are issued.' JWCC follows a rising trend that favours multiple suppliers over a single provider for government contracts. The manner in which the companies will access the money is still unknown, as is the role that interoperability will play in the provision of security, updates, and features by as many as four distinct cloud platforms for a nation's defence infrastructure.

Computing 9 Dec 2022 12:04 pm

Premium Belts for Men: Find Best Deals on Amazon

A men's belt is an accessory that may subtly add flair to any ensemble in addition to being a necessity for keeping the pants in place. When worn with a good pair of pants, it becomes the focal point of any ensemble. Check out our picks for the best belts for men.

The Economic Times 9 Dec 2022 12:01 pm

Amazon is launchingTikTok-style feed in bet on social commerce

With TikTok making inroads in e-commerce, Amazon, Google and Meta Platforms Inc.s Facebook and Instagram have been adding social shopping features to their service

The Hindu Businessline 9 Dec 2022 11:19 am

Amazon to bring TikTok-like feed of shoppable content

San Francisco: With an aim to generate more engagement on its platform, e-commerce giant Amazon has announced that it will bring a TikTok-like feed of shoppable content named Inspire to its application. Inspire is the companys attempt to get users to make purchases as they see products in online content, reports The Verge. The new Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 9 Dec 2022 10:48 am

Amazon Wardrobe Refresh Sale 2022: Up to 60% off on Travel Accessories

Travelling can be a stressful experience, but the right travel accessories can make all the difference. From luggage tags and passport holders to noise-cancelling headphones and portable chargers, there's a travel accessory to suit every traveller. Shop now from the Amazon Wardrobe Refresh Sale 2022 and find amazing Amazon deals and save!

The Economic Times 9 Dec 2022 10:29 am

Technology News: Samsung Galaxy M04 launch date confirmed, these great specifications will be available, read here to know more...

Samsung Galaxy M04 Launch Date in India: South Korean tech company Samsung is about to launch a new smartphone in the Indian market. The new phone will come under the Galaxy M series. This handset will be launched on December 9 at noon. A microsite has been prepared for this upcoming smartphone on the e-commerce site Amazon. Some special features have been revealed along with the price of the Samsung Galaxy M04. Samsung Galaxy M04 Price Samsung Galaxy M04 will be launched in the budget segment. Its price will be between 8 to 10 thousand rupees. This price can be for the base variant of the device. At least two storage variants of this smartphone can be launched. The upcoming phone can come in Blue and Green color options. Samsung Galaxy M04 Specifications Looking at the photo, it is known that the Samsung Galaxy M04 has a polycarbonate back panel. Its corners are square. There is a volume and power button on the right side of the smartphone. Apart from this, an LED flashlight is available with a dual rear camera setup. There is a water drop notch in the front. The phone will get 8 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage. Galaxy M04 will get software updates for two years. The upcoming phone will be equipped with a 6.5-inch HD Plus display. The phone will work on Android 12 out of the box. A 5000mAh battery can be given in the phone. Galaxy M53 5G launched Let us tell you that Samsung launched the Galaxy M54 5G phone in India in April of this year. This smartphone comes with a 108-megapixel camera. It has 25W fast charging support, a 5000mAh battery, a 32MP selfie camera, and a 120Hz refresh rate display.

Kalam Times 9 Dec 2022 9:48 am

SpaceX gives rival's internet satellites ride to orbit

Amazon plans to launch the first of its internet satellites early next year from Cape Canaveral

The Hindu Businessline 9 Dec 2022 9:25 am

Hyundai Tucson 2WD diesel ownership: Experience after 2 months & 1500km

BHPian KrishKallapur recently shared this with other enthusiasts. I am writing this update after 2 months of ownership and 1500 km. I bought a diesel 2WD Signature model, Amazon Grey. This post is going to be a bit long. Hope it will be useful to others. I must say in terms of space and comfort, it is really great. It is a driver's car and a passenger's car too. I did not have any anxious moments in terms of the car performance or ride. Some owners have expressed the inadequacy of headlights. I have felt that they are just good enough. I never felt that I missed something on road because of less light while driving. Noise and vibration level seems to have gone up a touch after 100 km. Which features I appreciate:Auto hold - this is very useful in stop-and-go traffic like in Bengaluru, love it!Steering - amazingly smooth, such a big car, so easy to handle360-degree view - very very useful again on narrow roads. It saved many scratches in difficult situations.Presence on road - I had multiple people asking me about the car and appreciating the looks (even owners of BMW cars!)Rear seat - my family and friends tell me it is like a club class in Imax!Mileage - More on it belowSound system - Very good and easy to operateVoice command - work well and is very usefulBuild feels solid - never felt it is a delicate dolly like other Hyundai carsInterior lights - many lights, very convenientRide quality - very good and adequate enoughEngine and power train - 2L DSL with AT is superb. I have never felt lag or inadequate powerSome cribs:Only front-row windows are one touch. All windows should have been.The sheet metal and paint job does not feel premium but not bad.The auto tailgate open feature has been more inconvenient than useful. It opens when not needed.The rain-sensing wiper has been a bit of hit and miss sometimes.Sunroof should have been fully opened.Bonet should have had hydraulic support.The silver styling on the pillars is a dirt and scratch magnet.Wireless charger does not charge fast enough and heats up a lot.No wireless Apple play or android auto.The breaks squeak a lot (they work well though).I have noticed when the cellular signal is unavailable (like in a basement), the main unit touch screen lagged a bit.Collision avoidance is very panicky (I agree with other users). They need to give an easy way to turn the auto braking off.The seats could be a bit softerOptions in the blue link app on my mobile are a bit hit and missNow the important one - MileageInitially, up to 600 km, it always showed under 6 km/l (Yes!). I was thinking to visit the service. My friend suggested waiting a while (for the opening up of the engine). After 600, everything suddenly changed. On a Sunday, a trip to Planetarium from Mysore Road in Bengaluru with stop-go traffic gave 16 km/l! On a trip on Mysore Road, I was able to manage 20 km/l driving a tad under 100 km/h. That's very good for a 2L turbo, I feel. Practically, I am seeing no difference between my VW Ameo DSL Auto and Tucson in terms of fuel consumption. Happy me I drive in Eco mode. I had multiple calls from Hyundai Motors and Trident Hyundai taking feedback on sales and ownership experience. That makes me feel Hyundai is keen on Tucson users. There was confusion about 1st service. I got a message to service it at 1000 or 2 months whichever is earlier. Then they clarified it was a wrong message. It is for 1 Year / 10K There is a Hyundai Mobility App and membership as well. The app does not work though, it didn't even register my car. Hope this review is useful. Will write one more at 5K. Check out BHPian comments for more insights and information.

Team-BHP 9 Dec 2022 9:13 am

SpaceX launches internet satellites for London-based rival company OneWeb

SpaceX launched internet satellites for a competitor Thursday, stepping in to help after the London-based OneWeb company halted its flights with Russia over the invasion of Ukraine. The Falcon rocket blasted off at sunset with 40 mini satellites bound for polar orbit. They will expand OneWeb's constellation to just over 500, nearly 80% of the planned total of about 630 satellites. Elon Musk's SpaceX has more than 3,200 Starlink satellites in orbit, providing high-speed, broadband internet to remote corners of the world. Amazon plans to launch the first of its internet satellites early next year from Cape Canaveral. With the market for global internet service growing exponentially, there's room for everyone, said Massimiliano Ladovaz, OneWeb's chief technology officer. SpaceX agreed to launch satellites for OneWeb after the British company broke ties with Russia in March. Russian Soyuz rockets already had launched 13 batches of OneWeb satellites, beginning in 2019. India picked up

Business Standard 9 Dec 2022 9:10 am

Amazon Wardrobe Refresh Sale 2022: Minimum 50% off on Luggage

Shop the best selection of luggage on sale. From the variety of brands, find the perfect piece of luggage to fit your needs and budget. We have many colours, sizes, and styles to choose from, so you're sure to find the perfect piece for you. Shop now from the Amazon Wardrobe Refresh Sale 2022 and find amazing Amazon deals and save!

The Economic Times 9 Dec 2022 8:38 am

Amazon Games Teams Up With Bandai Namco to Bring Blue Protocol to the West - CNET

Another anime MMORPG to sink time into.

Cnet 9 Dec 2022 8:30 am

Amazon Games will bring Bandai Namcos Blue Protocol to the west

At the Game Awards, Amazon Games announced it will be publishing Bandai Namcos forthcoming free-to-play online RPG, Blue Protocol in the west. A new teaser trailer offer views of the game's beautiful cel-shaded world, multiple character classes and weapons. It's an action RPG, with the ability to play both solo and cooperatively. Youll apparently be able to participate in raids with up to 30 other players. While the game will be coming to PC, Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5, Blue Protocol is designed to be played on controllers, with aim-assist support for people not using a mouse and keyboard. In fact, each class will have different sliders to adjust controls for smoother playstyles. Talking of style, youll apparently be able to customize your character deeply, across hairstyles, clothing accessories and even mounts yes youll have your own fantasy steed a little like Pokemon Legends Arceus . Youll be able to pick from five classes at launch. The Blade Warden uses both a sword and shield, a Twin Striker that excels at short-range damage with double axes and the Keen Strider is an agile class with bow-based long-range attacks and area effects. Rounding out the lineup, the Spell Weaver is your magic wielder, while Foe Breaker has a massive hammer and can even fire a short-range cannonball. Somehow . Its 2022, so while you will be able to play the whole story without spending, there will be cosmetic upgrades available to buy, as well as features that will apparently help play the game. I get the feeling theres more than a little inspiration gleaned from Genshin Impact , the free-to-play action RPG thats been extremely lucrative for its creators and a huge global hit. Itll be intriguing to see how Bandai Namcos new game compares. Its also an unusual team-up with Amazon Games. According to the press release, Blue Protocol will be the latest title in Amazon Games portfolio of high-quality live service games including New World, an MMORPG which makes some sense. Perhaps Amazon Games can offer some insight into ensuring Blue Protocol runs smoothly from a technical standpoint. The game is now set to launch in the second half of 2023, but expect a closed beta to run early next year. Youll be able to sign up for that soon, online.

Engadget 9 Dec 2022 8:27 am

The 18 best Amazon security camera holiday deals: Ring and Blink on sale

If you're catching up on your holiday shopping, don't pass on home security: ZDNET has gathered the best deals on Amazon's Ring and Blink security cameras so you and yours can stay safe for less.

ZDNet 9 Dec 2022 8:21 am

Revised telecom draft to clear air on OTT, DTH

The absence of any specific definition of apps in the current draft raised concerns that all types of apps - including streaming platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hotstar as well as food aggregators like Swiggy and Zomato - may be regulated by the telecom department

The Economic Times 9 Dec 2022 6:26 am

HUANUOs Dual Monitor Adjustable Gas Spring Desk Mount falls to 2022 low of $35 (Save 40%)

Dream Fit 2020 (98% positive lifetime feedback) via Amazon is offering the HUANUO Dual Monitor Adjustable Gas Spring Desk Mount for $34.94 shipped with the on-page coupon clipped . Normally going for $58, this 40% discount marks a new 2022 low price weve seen for this model. Here youll get a mount with two independent arms with adjustable gas springs capable of supporting monitors up to 27 inches and up to 17.6 pounds with 75x75mm or 100x100mm VESA mounting patterns. The gas spring will support the weight to make adjustments, such as swivel, rotation, tilt, and height, effortless. Both arms mount to one base that itself can be attached to your desk with either the included c-clamps or grommet clamp. The latter will require a hole through your desktop but gives a much cleaner look. There are even integrated cable management routes so you wont have cables sitting on your desk. Head below for more. more The post HUANUOs Dual Monitor Adjustable Gas Spring Desk Mount falls to 2022 low of $35 (Save 40%) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 9 Dec 2022 6:18 am

Amazon reassessing some India experiments: Manish Tiwary; US tech layoffs may increase demand for EB-5 visas

Tiwary added that the technology giant would double down on its investments business-to-business (B2B) marketplace, pharmacy, grocery and social commerce in the coming year.

The Economic Times 9 Dec 2022 6:11 am

National Geographics Rock Tumbling Kit polishes three pounds of gems at low of $88

National Geographic Toys (99% positive feedback in last 12 months) via Amazon is now offering its Rock Tumbling Kit for $87.99 shipped. Normally going for $130, this 32% discount, or solid $42 price drop marks a new all-time low price weve seen. This kit comes with everything you need to take a rough gem and polish it down to a shiny piece suited for display. The tumbler here can take a maximum capacity of three pounds with the included grit and new, reusable GemFoam polishing the gems down. The GemFoam is the final step and just needs water to create an incredible shine on the gemstones. A detailed, full-color learning guide is included to help you along the way. Head below for more. more The post National Geographics Rock Tumbling Kit polishes three pounds of gems at low of $88 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 9 Dec 2022 5:37 am

Brighten your outdoor space with a 2-pack of 500-lumen Mr. Beams LED lights for $39 (Reg. $60)

Amazon is offering a 2-pack of Mr. Beams Outdoor Battery-powered Motion-sensing 500-lumen LED Floodlights for $38.99 shipped. Down from $60, todays deal marks a new all-time low that weve tracked. These lights are perfect for placing around your property as they only need batteries to function. While this means youll need to change them out every now and then, its also a little more convenient than solar as accessibility to the sun isnt crucial here. The lights feature built-in motion sensors to only turn on when movement is detected, and the two panels can be aimed independently, allowing you to position them exactly where lights needed. Plus, combined, theres 500 lumens of brightness here, which is more than enough to ward off intruders who arent expecting to be lit up at night. Keep reading for more. more The post Brighten your outdoor space with a 2-pack of 500-lumen Mr. Beams LED lights for $39 (Reg. $60) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 9 Dec 2022 4:44 am

Funkos POP! Figure Sets make the perfect stocking stuffer for collectors from $16.50

Amazon is currently offering a selection of Funko POP! Collectible Figures with deals starting from $16.50. Leading the way here has to be the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Collectors 3-Figure Set for $24.99 Prime shipped or on orders over $25. Normally going for $36, this 31% discount, or solid $11 price drop marks the first discount weve seen for this set to date. Bring home some of the most beloved cartoon characters for the holidays with this Funko set including Mickey, Minnie, and Pluto. Mickey is featured wearing his famous sorcerers hat while Minnie and Pluto are catching a ride in the well-beloved Peoplemover. Each figure here comes individually packaged so you can keep them all to yourself or gift them out ton those Disney fans in your life. Make sure to head below to check out the other Funko POP! deals. more The post Funkos POP! Figure Sets make the perfect stocking stuffer for collectors from $16.50 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 9 Dec 2022 4:31 am

Amazons Wi-Fi Alexa Smart Plugs can turn the Christmas tree lights on at $12 (Refurb, Orig. $25)

Amazon is offering its official Wi-Fi Alexa Smart Plug for $11.99 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $25 in refurbished condition. Designed to work with Alexa out of the box, this smart plug is perfect for scheduling your Christmas lights with ease. You can use Alexa to schedule a time for the light to turn on or off, and if its not during that timeframe, a simple voice command lets you toggle the power state. No hub is required and it connects directly to the Alexa app. Plus, theres energy saving tips and estimates to your plugged-in items consumption in the Alexa energy dashboard, so that makes it an even better option for monitoring how much power youre using. Ships with a 1-year warranty. Keep reading for more. more The post Amazons Wi-Fi Alexa Smart Plugs can turn the Christmas tree lights on at $12 (Refurb, Orig. $25) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 9 Dec 2022 3:45 am

Last chance at Kindle reader deals as shipping times start to slip beyond Christmas

Joining the holiday Fire tablets deals , including both all-new standard and kids editions , Amazon has now knocked the price down on a few of its Kindle readers for one last chance to ensure one lands under your tree at a discount. While some folks might have scored one over the Black Friday festivities, todays deals might be your very last chance to secure one before shipping starts to slip until after the main event come the end of the month. While theres no way to know for sure if Amazon will re-stock with last minute shipping options, we are already starting to see some configurations slip beyond the December 23 cut off date here. Head below for a closer look at what could be the last chance Amazon Kindle reader deals. more The post Last chance at Kindle reader deals as shipping times start to slip beyond Christmas appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 9 Dec 2022 3:15 am

MSIs Creator Z16 laptop with i7 CPU and RTX 3060 GPU packs a 120Hz display at $1,499 low

Amazon is offering the MSI Creator Z16 i7/16GB/512GB/RTX 3060 Gaming Laptop for $1,499 shipped. Down $500 from its normal going rate, todays deal marks a new all-time low that weve tracked at Amazon. Ready to handle your gaming or content creation needs, this laptop delivers an 11th Generation i7-11800H processor backed by an RTX 3060 graphics card. The 120Hz 25601600 display is great for gaming, but also designed for photo or video editing thanks to a 100% DCI-P3 color spectrum coverage. Theres 16GB of DDR4 memory in tow, a pre-installed 512GB NVMe SSD, and Wi-Fi 6E for connecting to wireless networks at multi-gig speeds. Keep reading for more. more The post MSIs Creator Z16 laptop with i7 CPU and RTX 3060 GPU packs a 120Hz display at $1,499 low appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 9 Dec 2022 3:04 am

ASUS 14-inch Chromebook marked down to low of $110 is a great first computer for kids

Amazon is currently offering the ASUS 14-inch N3350/4GB/32GB Chromebook for $109.99 shipped. Normally going for $273, this 60% discount, or a solid $163 price drop marks a return to the all-time low price weve seen. Coming equipped with the Intel Celeron N3350 2.4GHz dual-core processor, this Chromebook is aimed at those looking for a device to work on school projects or get basic office work done. The 14-inch HD display is powered by integrated Intel UHD Graphics which is perfect for general use for better power efficiency with this laptop boasting up to 8-hour battery life on a single charge. A single USB-C port is accompanied by two USB-A ports for connecting various peripherals. Head below for more. more The post ASUS 14-inch Chromebook marked down to low of $110 is a great first computer for kids appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 9 Dec 2022 2:32 am

Amazon Echo Show 15 finally becomes the kitchen TV it always wanted to be

The update adds support for Amazon Fire TV and spatial audio processing for improved audio.

NewsLookup 9 Dec 2022 2:20 am

Get the M1 or M2 MacBook Air for up to $200 off in time for Christmas

If youre looking for Apples most portable and powerful laptop, look no further than the MacBook Air. Whether you want the classic M1 model or redesigned M2 one, both are fantastic machines with powerful chips and long battery life, and both are on sale right now: Amazon is selling the M1 MacBook Air for $800 and the M2 MacBook Air for $1,049 , a savings of $200 and $150 respectively and within a buck of the best price weve seen on either model. The M1 MacBook Air was updated in 2020 with Apples first M1 processor but is still a fantastic machine with a great display, keyboard, and battery life. The M2 model received a complete overhaul earlier this year with a new chip, updated display, and MacBook Pro-inspired redesign. We heartily recommend either model and if youre looking to get it as a Christmas gift, Amazon says it will arrive in time to put it under the tree. MacBook

Macworld 9 Dec 2022 2:18 am

Samsung Odyssey Ark 4K mini-LED gaming monitor hits $2,400 low thanks to $1,100 discount

If youve been waiting for a chance to score a deep discount on Samsungs enticing new Odyssey Ark monitor , the company is now giving you the chance. Right now you can drop the new release in all of its 4K mini-LED glory down to a new all-time low at $2,399.99 shipped when code LSIFAIQN8F has been applied at checkout. Youd more regualrly pay $3,500 for the monitor that just started shipping earlier this fall, with todays $1,000 discount delivering a new all-time low. This is $100 below our previous mention thats still live at Amazon and still one of the first chances to save. As Samsungs most impressive gaming monitor to date, the new Odyssey Ark stands apart from everything else on the market with a curved 55-inch 4K panel. It comes backed by Mini-LED tech and a 165Hz refresh rate, with a rotating design that can position all of the pixels into a vertical orientation. It sports a unique Ark Dial control pad, and pairs with four HDMI ports, and four Dolby Atmos-backed corner speakers. Head below for more. more The post Samsung Odyssey Ark 4K mini-LED gaming monitor hits $2,400 low thanks to $1,100 discount appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 9 Dec 2022 1:42 am

OtterBoxs iPhone 14 power bank with MagSafe passthrough charging hits $35 (Reg. $70)

Verizon Wireless is now offering the OtterBox 5K MagSafe Power Bank for $34.99 shipped when code HOL22SALE has been applied at checkout. Normally fetching $70, like youll currently pay at Amazon, todays offer amounts to 50% in savings. This is well below our previous $52 mention and marking a new all-time low. Sporting a 5,000mAh internal battery as youll likely have gathered from its name, OtterBoxs MagSafe Power Bank powers up your iPhone 14, as well as previous-generation 13 and 12 series handsets with a magnetic design that sticks right to the back of your handset. Its 7.5W output is on par with what youd expect from even the official offering, though OtterBox takes the experience one step further by allowing you to refuel the battery with another MagSafe charger on top of its dual direction USB-C charging port. You can get a better idea of what to expect in our Tested with 9to5Toys review , as well. more The post OtterBoxs iPhone 14 power bank with MagSafe passthrough charging hits $35 (Reg. $70) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 9 Dec 2022 1:31 am

Refresh your Wi-Fi for the holidays with the ASUS ZenWiFi Mesh System at $264 (Save 20%)

Amazon is now offering the ASUS ZenWiFi 802.11ac Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi System 2-pack for $264.21 shipped. Normally going for $330, this 20% discount, or solid $66 price drop marks a new all-time low price weve seen. Coming with two mesh units, youll be able to cover up to 5,400-square feet in 802.11ac wireless internet with the ASUS Router app assisting in setup and network management. The separate bands this router works with can have unique SSIDs or one to cover all of them for a unified network with Alexa and IFTTT integrations allowing for additional network controls. Across all of the radios, you can expect networking speeds upwards of 3,000Mb/s. Head below for more. more The post Refresh your Wi-Fi for the holidays with the ASUS ZenWiFi Mesh System at $264 (Save 20%) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 9 Dec 2022 1:28 am

Alexa, thank my driver: Amazon looks to reward delivery drivers. Find out how

Amazon has come up with a new promotional feature, Alexa, thank my driver, which will reward delivery drivers.

The Economic Times 9 Dec 2022 1:18 am

Microsofts 14.4-inch Surface Laptop Studio with 2TB of SSD storage returns to low of $2,599

Amazon is currently offering the Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 14.4-inch i7/32GB/2TB/RTX 3050 Ti for $2,599 shipped. Launching for $3,100, this laptop has more regularly sat between $2,700 and $2,970 with todays deal marking a return to the all-time low price weve seen. The Surface Laptop Studio is powered by Intels 11th Generation i7-11700 processor with NVIDIA RTX 3050 Ti backing the graphics horsepower. The 14.4-inch PixelSense Flow touch display provides true-to-life colors for content creation and consumption with the 120Hz refresh rate further improving the experience with smoother animations. This display is also on a floating hinge that allows you to have the best viewing angle adjustments. Thunderbolt 4 support is also present here for connecting external monitors and high-speed peripherals. Check out our announcement coverage for more information and keep reading for more. more The post Microsofts 14.4-inch Surface Laptop Studio with 2TB of SSD storage returns to low of $2,599 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 9 Dec 2022 12:38 am

Alexa 'thank my driver' lets customers tip their deliverers. But has Amazon been stealing tips?

The new feature launched the same day the D.C. Attorney General announced a lawsuit against Amazon for allegedly stealing driver tips.

USA Today 9 Dec 2022 12:34 am

Amazon's new Voice Remote Pro elevates the Fire TV experience

The Amazon Alexa Voice Remote Pro boasts a number of smart features that make using your Amazon devices a better overall experience.

USA Today 8 Dec 2022 11:59 pm

Amazon Plans TikTok-Like Shopping Experience In Social Commerce Push

Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday it will roll out a TikTok-like feed on its e-commerce app, hoping to attract new shoppers through a stream of photos and videos from their favorite influencers.

NDTV 8 Dec 2022 11:45 pm

Amazons steel home security safes with electronic keypads hit 2022 lows from $48

As part of its holiday home improvement sale, Amazon is now offering the best-selling Amazon Basics Steel Security Safe and Lock Box with Electronic Keypad for $48.14 shipped . Regularly $60, this is 20% off the going rate and a new Amazon 2022 low. This is a relatively affordable 0.5-cubic foot safe for securing valuables at home or in the office documents, passports, and much more that features an electric passcode lock running on four AA batteries. Alongside a pair of emergency override keys, youre looking at pry-resistant concealed hinges, a steel construction, carpeted flooring, and an adjustable/removable interior shelf. Head below for more deals. more The post Amazons steel home security safes with electronic keypads hit 2022 lows from $48 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 8 Dec 2022 11:45 pm

Klipschs regularly $969 Cinema 800 3.1-Ch. Soundbar System falls to new low of $499

Amazon is now offering the Klipsch Cinema 800 3.1-Channel Soundbar System for $499 shipped. Normally going for $969, this 49% discount, or solid $470 price drop marks a new all-time low price weve seen for this model. If you want to upgrade from the built-in TV speakers, this option from Klipsch is a great choice with the slim profile design, built-in Dolby Atmos support, Spotify Connect, Alexa integration, HDMI eARC, and 8K HDR pass-through. The wireless 10-inch subwoofer will add that punchy bass to enhance the sound field here. The wireless remote will allow you to control the soundbar and subwoofer levels independently with the Wi-Fi connectivity allowing for control with the Klipsch Connect app. Head below for more. more The post Klipschs regularly $969 Cinema 800 3.1-Ch. Soundbar System falls to new low of $499 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 8 Dec 2022 11:35 pm

Amazon Prime Video Free Trial: Stream for a month for free

There are a couple of ways to get Prime Video, but it's not free. If you're looking for an Amazon Prime Video free trial, we've got the scoop right here.

Digital Trends 8 Dec 2022 11:17 pm

Amazon launches Inspire, a TikTok-like shopping feed that supports both photos and videos

Amazon is bringing a TikTok-like shopping experience to its app. The company today announced the launch of Inspire, a new short-form video and photo feed that allows consumers to explore products and ideas and shop from content created by influencers, brands, and other customers. The feature is designed to draw consumers attention away from apps [] Amazon launches Inspire, a TikTok-like shopping feed that supports both photos and videos by Sarah Perez originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 8 Dec 2022 10:58 pm

Amazon offers 'thanks' to drivers via Alexa - just as it's sued over withheld tips

Anyone in the US who says

NewsLookup 8 Dec 2022 10:46 pm

Save $290 on Zhiyuns WEEBILL-S Gimbal Image Transmission Pro Package at new low of $259

Today only, as part of its DealZone , B&H is offering the Zhiyun Tech WEEBILL-S Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer Image Transmission Pro Package for $259 shipped . Typically going for $549, as it does over at Amazon, this 53% discount, or solid $290 price drop marks a new all-time low price weve seen. Designed to work with DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras, the WEEBILL-S will allow you to create smooth and stabilized video for your videos with its 14-hour battery life lasting through an entire shoot. This package also includes the TransMount Wireless Video Transmitter, TransMount Max Zoom/Focus Motor, and phone mount so you can see what is being shot without having to look at the camera screen, which can be difficult in certain situations. Be sure to check out our launch coverage to learn more and keep reading below. more The post Save $290 on Zhiyuns WEEBILL-S Gimbal Image Transmission Pro Package at new low of $259 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 8 Dec 2022 10:45 pm

Bundle Amazons Echo Show 5 2nd Gen with Ring Video Doorbell for just $70 (Reg. $95+)

Amazon is bundling its Echo Show 5 2nd Gen with a Ring Video Doorbell for $69.99 shipped. Currently, youd pay $60 for the doorbell and another $35 for the Echo Show 5 at holiday pricing, with todays deal saving at least $25 and marking one of the best prices that weve tracked all-time for the pair. Delivering exactly what you need to know whos at the door. The Ring Video Doorbell packs a 1080p sensor and allows you to set up privacy zones, see at night, and even talk with whos ever at the door. On top of that, theres a built-in battery so you can either run it cord-free with a remote chime or wire it into your existing doorbell setup. Plus, the bundled Echo Show 5 will let you converse with whoevers outside through a simple voice command to answer the doorbell. Keep reading for more. more The post Bundle Amazons Echo Show 5 2nd Gen with Ring Video Doorbell for just $70 (Reg. $95+) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 8 Dec 2022 10:33 pm

The best toys of 2022: Hottest tech toys on Amazon

Looking to gift the tech-obsessed kid in your life a great gadget for the holidays? We've rounded up the best tech toys from Amazon's holiday gift catalog -- including tablets, robots, VR headsets, and more.

ZDNet 8 Dec 2022 10:31 pm

Something from Tiffanys review charming enough Christmas romcom

Zoey Deutch and Kendrick Sampson get wrapped up in a convoluted case of gift confusion in Amazons glossy New York-set attempt to recall the classics of the genre While Netflix might be credited with the resurrection of the romantic comedy after their successfully marketed Summer of Love lineup back in 2018, in a twist of cruel irony the better examples of the genre have mostly been found elsewhere ever since. Sparky wedding romcom Plus One and queer Christmas comedy Happiest Season both ended up on Hulu, Universal released crowd-pleasing charmers Bros and Ticket to Paradise recently in cinemas, and Amazon found mileage in yet another Groundhog Day riff with teen-led The Map of Tiny Perfect Things . The latter streamer might have stumbled with last weeks limp Britcom Your Christmas or Mine? but theres a far more winning assemblage of festive farce and feelings in this weeks Something from Tiffanys, an unusually glossy December confection from producer Reese Witherspoon, in stark comparison to the Hallmark-adjacent junk that its competitor continues to churn out. While the genre is now that much more populated once again, too many of the more recent examples have been marred by either a reticence to really lean into the formula without smugly denigrating it or, when leaning, an incompetence to do anything more than provide a weak trace over whats come before, simply doing the rom and the com but rarely doing it well. While Something from Tiffanys is unlikely to rise to the higher regions of any genre fans best-of list (its too frothy to even rise to the middle), theres something engagingly earnest about its relative lack of meta self-awareness and robust attempts to look and feel like the studio meet-cutes so many of us were raised on. Continue reading...

The Guardian 8 Dec 2022 10:30 pm

Power your setup with Spigens latest 65W Dual USB-C GaN charger at $32 (Reg. $55)

Today only, as part of its Lightning deals, the official Spigen Amazon storefront is now offering its ArcStation Pro GaN 652 Dual 65W Wall Charger for $31.84 shipped . This deal will be live for another 7 hours or until stocks runs out at the discounted price. Regularly $55, this model fetches a bloated $75 directly from Spigen and is now more than 42% off the going rate for the lowest total we can find. This is also about $3 under our previous mention. The ArcStation Pro delivers dual 65W output split across a pair of USB-C outputs at 40W and 25W a piece when used at the same time. The GaN and 3D PCB technology in action here make for a compact charging setup and are joined by an extended 2-year warranty. It might not carry those handy folding prongs like some of the other options out there, but delivers notable power for the price when it comes to running your Apple kit. Head below for additional details. more The post Power your setup with Spigens latest 65W Dual USB-C GaN charger at $32 (Reg. $55) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 8 Dec 2022 10:29 pm

Google's Nest WiFi Pro routers are up to 17 percent off right now

The new mesh router from Google, Nest WiFi Pro , launched back in October and is just now seeing its first discount. If you've been thinking about stepping up to the newly opened 6GHz WiFi band or are curious to see how Google's new smart home industry standard, Matter , will operate once it launches, this might be the time to add the routers to your cart. You'll get the best deal with the two-pack, which is 17 percent off, making it $250 for the set. The three-pack and the single unit are both 15 percent off, bringing them down to $340 and $170, respectively. We're seeing discounts for all three packs at Amazon, but you can also head over to Wellbots and snag the three-pack for the same $340 . Google currently makes three different routers, Google WiFi, Nest WiFi and the new Nest WiFi Pro, which has a shiny new design and is the only one running WiFi 6E. If you're curious what that means, in a nutshell, in 2020 the FCC opened up more airwaves in the 6Ghz band for WiFi to run on, which allows your home WiFi to get better wireless connections with less congestion. Google states that WiFi 6E will be up to twice as fast as the previous WiFi 6 standard. Of course, only devices that are WiFi 6E compatible will be able to access the new airwaves. But since these routers are tri-band, they also provide access to the 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz and 6 GHz frequency bands, meaning any device that currently runs on your WiFi will also run on these routers. Also keep in mind that these don't replace your modem, one router plugs into your ISP's modem or gateway (a combined modem router). A single Nest WiFi Pro unit will extend coverage to a home up to 2,200 square feet. With three routers, you'll get up to 6,600 square feet of coverage. The routers are also ready to act as a hub that will work with Matter, Google's forthcoming smart home industry standard that's intended to bring more universal connectivity (as in, working with Apple, Samsung and Amazon devices) to the smart home landscape. It'll also make new smart home devices easier to set up and use. Matter is scheduled for this Fall and these Nest WiFi Pro routers will be ready when the service launches. Follow @EngadgetDeals on Twitter and subscribe to the Engadget Deals newsletter for the latest tech deals and buying advice.

Engadget 8 Dec 2022 10:08 pm

How to find, block, and disable an unknown AirTag moving with you

The new AirTag from Apple is a compact tracking device that has an extremely long life and precise locating ability in the right circumstances. Unlike a GPS tracker, which requires cell service and may drain a battery quickly, an AirTag relies on the distributed Find My network of iPhones, iPads, and Macs that hundreds of millions of people around the world carry with them, and uses Bluetooth LE to signal that hardware. While there are a thousand positive and legitimate ways to use an AirTag, it can be abused when someone tracks you without your knowledge, which potentially exposes you to a dangerous situation. For example, the York regional police department in Canada recently announced that AirTags are being placed in hidden areas of target cars parked in public, and then tracked to the drivers residence, where the cars are stolen while parked in the driveway. In another incident, a woman claimed that she found an AirTag hidden in her wheel well after her iPhone alerted her to an AirTag moving with her. State governments in New York and Pennsylvania have issued warnings about the misuse of AirTags and similar tracking devices. Incidents like this are rare (York police said there have been five AirTag-involved thefts out of 2,000 in the region). Apple has put some safeguards in place so that an iPhone, iPad, and AirTag provide varying alerts and information if one is moving with you and the owner who paired the AirTag with their iPhone or iPad isnt nearby. There are tools built into the iPhone to find and disable AirTags as well as an Android app that will scan for AirTags nearby. AirTag Read our review MSRP: 1 pack $29 | 4 pack $99 Best Prices Today: $94.98 at Amazon | $99 at Apple | $128.17 at Newegg US You probably know already if youre a candidate for involuntary tracking: someone in your life (or formerly so) or a family member may show up at unexpected times in unexpected places when they have no reason to know youre there. They may comment in person, via email, or otherwise about your activities or whereabouts. Or youre in the middle of or long past a nasty break-up of a relationship or marriage, or have broken off contact with a parent or family members. Whatever the case, if youre in need of help, consult the National Domestic Violence Hotline or more specialized resources for victims of domestic abuse, stalking, and other violence listed by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence . Local law enforcement, the FBI, or national police in other countries also offer resources. Tracking your own devices Everyone whose devices participate in relaying secured, privacy-protecting location information about their devices and AirTags effectively opted into the Find My network. That makes everyone around you a potential participant in tracking an AirTag you dont know about. However, you can at least opt yourself out, though this removes your ability to track your own lost or stolen iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Mac, or an AirTag through this extended network. Earlier versions of iOS and macOS dont include support for the Find My network. In iOS 13 or iPadOS 14 or later go toSettings > Account name > Find My > Find My iPhone/iPad , and disable Find My network. In macOS 10.15 Catalina or later, go to the Apple ID preference pane, select the iCloud link at left, click the Options button to the right of the Find My Mac item, and uncheck Offline Finding or Find My network (the text varies by macOS version). Disabling the Find My network prevents your devices from tracking AirTags or other Find My items and devices near you. If an item is nearby (like a lost set of keys), you can use the Find My app on an iPhone or iPad to play an audible sound on the AirTag so you can locate it. As part of macOS 13.1 , this feature also came to the Find My app on Macs. You can also use the U1 chip on newer iPhones to precisely locate an AirTag that may have fallen into a couch cushion or crevice. If youre traveling regularly through urban and suburban areas or on public transportation, other peoples devices will still pick up and relay location information about any AirTag thats with you. That includes something as innocuous as pulling over to a rest area on a highway, and someone 50 feet away has an iPhone, or even driving on a highway near other people who have iPhones or iPads connected to a cellular network. Bluetooth LEs range is surprisingly long. I found that an AirTag I temporarily placed in my car, parked two flights of stairs down from our ground floor and about 50 feet from the house still provided regular updates about its location via devices I ownednot to mention those of neighbors walking or driving by. Searching for an unknown AirTag Because AirTags dont register proximity except to the owner, the only way it can be used to gather information about you is if it travels with you. An AirTag in your home, office, or classroom wont reveal anything to someone trying to keep tabs. That reduces the surface area of unwanted surveillance because the AirTag has to be in your clothes, wallet, or purse, something else youre carrying, or in a vehicle youre in and using exclusively or at least regularly. If you havent seen an AirTag, consult Apples site . Theyre somewhat larger than an American quarter or a dollar/pound/single unit coin in many countries, and about three to four times thicker with a rounded white top. Theres no serial number printed on it or found within it, but I describe later using NFC how to obtain that number. Check pockets: In clothing, purses, luggage, messenger bags, and other items, unzip and feel for an AirTag thats been placed or sewn in. Examine a car: A car may have a number of locations that are unreachable or hard to check. Because an AirTag has as long as a years worth of power, someone might wrap it in cotton (to stifle the beep it may make; see below), slit a fabric seam, slip it in, and sew it back up. Parking your car away from homes and businesses and using a Bluetooth scanner can help you pinpoint if one is in your car. Even if someone doesnt have access to your home, work, school, or vehicle, and you dont receive mail at the address at which you liveyou might use a P.O. box or another persons addresssomeone could ship you an item with an AirTag in it, and when you take that home, they could have your location. If youre in that specific situation, you may need to examine all packages received elsewhere before bringing them home. Apples Find My app can be used to manually scan for AirTags near you using the Items That Can Track Me option in the Items tab as well as the Tracker Detect app on Android. Using a Bluetooth scanner Because AirTag regularly emits Bluetooth signals that Apple devices can pick up, you can use a simple Bluetooth tracker for iOS or iPadOS to scan the area around you and see if an AirTag is nearby. While these tracking apps cant identify AirTag as suchAirTag changes its Bluetooth ID regularly to avoid being trackable themselvesthe apps give you the lay of the landscape. That includes the names of Bluetooth devices that do label themselves in their broadcasts. BLE Scanner is a limited but free app that provides a list of Bluetooth devices your iPhone or iPad can detect, and offers a mapping feature that roughly sorts them by signal strength into distance away. This is particularly useful if youre checking out whether a car has a hidden AirTag; less so inside when there may be dozens of your own and neighbors devices close enough to register. Regular Bluetooth devices typically identify themselves generically (like my HP OfficeJet Pro 9010 series printer) or specifically, as with the sharing name of your Macs, iPhones, iPads, Apple TVs, FitBit trackers, and so on. Bluetooth BLE Device Finder (free to download, but $4.99 to unlock needed features) has the advantage of letting you drill down into Bluetooth technical details, which may give additional clues about which devices are legitimate and not. Bluetooth scanning apps can provide cues about unknown devices near you, which may include AirTags. If you can eliminate all known Bluetooth devices, including by powering down equipment that youre unsure of, and whats left has no associated name, it can be worth looking further by hand. Understanding alerts and notifications Apple provides alerts about AirTags that move with you in iOS/iPadOS 14.5. Apple has two kinds of alerts it offers to help let someone know that theres an AirTag near them that isnt associated with their iCloud account. These alerts happen after some period of time or while youre moving and the AirTag is moving with you. First, if you have an iPhone or iPad running iOS/iPadOS 14.5 or later, it tracks whether when youre moving from place to place a Bluetooth ID associated with an AirTag is, too. If so, youll get a notification that tells you theres an AirTag moving with you, and, when tapped, provides additional information. This includes how long its seen this AirTag, and the locations that your device has transmitted associated with the AirTag. Apple notes that the innocent case is that you borrowed an item from someone with an AirTag attached or inside it. You can tap to disable safety alerts for a day or, if youre in a Family Sharing group with the owner, indefinitely. You can also tap to make it play a sound, an action that occurs via Bluetooth. After reports of people disabling AirTag speakers, Apple recently announced that it will be adding a notification along with the sound on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch it is moving with. The alert will also give you options like playing a sound or using Precision Finding, if available. Apple also says it will adjust the tone sequence that plays when a user has an unknown AirTag traveling with them to make anunknown AirTag easier to find. In a 2022 firmware update version 1.0.301 , Apple tweaked the unwanted tracking sound to more easily locate an unknown AirTag. To check the firmware of your AirTag, look for the device in the Items tab. However, the Bluetooth ID produced by an AirTag, and by all Apple devices that participate in Find My crowdsourcing, changes on a regular basis to avoid becoming a reverse tracking item: if it were persistent, then someone could track your devices based on the anonymous Bluetooth ID. That means that your iPhone or iPad has to notice an AirTag moving with it over a relatively short period of time. Second, after what Apple calls an extended period of time away from its paired iPhone or iPad, which the company has disclosed elsewhere is three days, an AirTag makes a beep whenever its moved. If you hear an unexpected beep from something youre carrying or within your vehicle, then its time to engage in the hunt for an AirTag. The audio alert winds up being less useful than one might hope. If a stalker or other person engaged in surveillance can come within range of the AirTag at least every three days, and they know you dont have an iPhone or iPad thats running 14.5 or later, they can reset that counter. The beep thats made isnt ongoing or particularly loud, and it can be muffled without blocking the Bluetooth signal substantially. If you have an Android phone, you can also check for unknown AirTags moving with you using the Tracker Detect app. Its far less robust than Apples Find My app and needs to be run manually. How to get an AirTags serial number and disable it If you find an AirTag, you can safely determine more information about it without disclosing to the person who planted it that youve done so. The AirTag includes NFC, useful both for pairing the device initially and for letting any smartphone or tablet with an NFC reader pull up a URL from the device. That includes Android phones and other hardware, as it uses an industry standard for NFC encoding. On following the URL, youre taken to a page that contains the AirTags serial number. That page can also show a phone number set by the owner if they marked it lost. The owner isnt notified in any fashion about the page being loaded, and Apple preserves the owners privacy by providing no direct linkage at all. An NFC transmitter lets you pick up information about an AirTag you discover. However, in the case of unwanted tracking, the serial number may help if you pursue civil action, want to obtain a restraining order, or contact law enforcement. Because AirTag tracking requires device pairing, an iCloud account, and an iPhone or iPad thats logged into the account, anyone actively tracking you is also producing a trail of information stored on their phone, across the cellular network, and in other places. A found AirTag displays its serial number via the NFC link and Apple provides instructions on how to disable it. Apple uses end-to-end encryption to protect the location information sent from an arbitrary device to an iPhone, iPad, or Mac, which has to use the Find My app to view it. But the information isnt secured in the same way on the device. Police and national investigators would be able to create a close association of logins and access, as well as prove that an AirTag was paired with a specific iPhone or iPad. This may deter abusers and others somewhat if theyre aware of how easily they can be tracked back. Once youve found the AirTag and obtained the information you want from it, you dont need a hammer or rock to disable it. Unlike most of Apples hardware, the AirTag has a removable battery. Simply use pressure to rotate its metal underside counter-clockwise (from upper right to upper left) to remove that plate, and then remove the battery. Mobile Phone Accessories

Macworld 8 Dec 2022 10:00 pm

9to5Toys Daily: December 8, 2022 MagSafe chargers from $30, Nest WiFi 6 Pro, more

Listen to a recap of the best deals and news from 9to5Toys each day at noon. 9to5Toys Daily is available on iTunes and Apple Podcasts , Google Play , or through our dedicated RSS feed .New episodes of 9to5Toys Daily are recorded every weekday. Subscribe to our podcast in iTunes/Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee new episodes are delivered as soon as they are available. Tim Cook really wants you to buy Apples MagSafe chargers, now on sale from $30 First Amazon discount lands on Googles new Nest WiFi 6 Pro systems from $170 (Save $30+) DJIs new Mini 3 Pro Drone sees first discount with Smart RC controller to $773 (Save $136) more The post 9to5Toys Daily: December 8, 2022 MagSafe chargers from $30, Nest WiFi 6 Pro, more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 8 Dec 2022 9:51 pm

Razers LE Captain America wireless Xbox gamepad and charger now $60 off at $120

Woot is now offering the Razer Limited Edition Captain America Xbox Series X|S Wireless Controller Bundle down at $119.99 shipped . Regularly $180 and still fetching as much at Amazon, this is $60 off the going rate and the lowest price we can find. Todays deal is also $5 under the lowest we have tracked at Amazon historically. Youre looking at an official Razer-made Xbox wireless controller adorned with Captain America iconography alongside an included and matching magnetic charging cradle. Textured grips sit alongside Razers analog impulse triggers, bumpers, and back case with compatibility on Xbox One, Series X|S, and PC systems. Get more details in our launch coverage and down below. more The post Razers LE Captain America wireless Xbox gamepad and charger now $60 off at $120 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 8 Dec 2022 9:49 pm

We are committed to India; review process is normal: Amazon India's Tiwary

In an interview with Peerzada Abrar, Tiwary said India has become the innovation hub for the company for the rest of the world. Edited excerpts

Business Standard 8 Dec 2022 9:43 pm

Smartphone Accessories: JETech iPhone 14 Pro Clear Case $5 (50% off), more

JETechs official Amazon storefront is offering its iPhone 14 Pro Clear Case for $4.99 once you clip the on-page coupon. Shipping is free for Prime members or in orders over $25. Down 50% from its normal $10 list price, other colorways go for $12 and todays deal marks a new all-time low that weve tracked. Designed to fit your iPhone 14 Pro precisely, this case is still compatible with wireless chargers, though MagSafe might not work the best here as theres no secondary magnetic ring. However, the case itself does provide extra protection around the screen and camera, and the four corners are designed specifically to absorb shocks from drops. More smartphone accessories: Google Pixel Buds A-Series return to all-time low of $64 for only second time (Reg. $99) AINOPE 2-pack USB-C Cables: $6 (Reg. $12) | Amazon w/ code 50CCH3WD Tim Cook really wants you to buy Apples MagSafe chargers, now on sale from $30 UGREEN 7.5W MagSafe 2-in-1 Charging Stand: $39 (Reg. $46) | Amazon Apples Find My Leather MagSafe Wallet delivers before the holidays at $45 Black Friday price 2-pack TALK WORKS MFi Lightning Cables: $12.50 (Reg. $18) | Amazon Oontz Angle 3 Pro Bluetooth speaker delivers IPX7 waterproofing at new low of $41 (42% off) Amazon Basics 20W USB-C/A Car Charger: $12.50 (Reg. $17) | Amazon Save on nearly all of Apples official iPhone 13 series cases from $25 at Amazon (Reg. $49+) JBL speakers now start from $25 for the holidays : Partybox $50 off, Go 3 40% off, more Spigens new 3-card vegan leather MagSafe wallet sees first price drop to $24 today Deals still live from yesterday: Apple Watch Series 7 starts from $260 in 1-day Woot refurb sale (Orig. $399), more MOMAX 7.5W MagSafe Wireless Charger Air Vent Car Phone Mount:$26(Reg. $40)| Amazon w/ on-page coupon + code 8NQN2BF5 SteelSeries Stratus Duo elevates Android gaming with $25 discount to 2022 low of $35 LULULOOK 3-port 65W USB-C/A Charger:$19.50(Reg. $35)| Amazon w/ on-page coupon + code W94UPRYQ Amazfit GTR 2e with 24-day battery life and sleep tracking hits new low of $70 (50% off) ROMOSS 30,000mAh 18W USB-C Portable Battery:$24(Reg. $40)| Amazon Amazons Halo fitness wearables back at Black Friday lows of $35 shipped (Reg. $70+) 12-outlet Surge Protector with USB-C/A:$15(Reg. $26)| Amazon w/ on-page coupon + code AIM67NDN Save 49% on OontZs Angle 3 Ultra SUP Special Edition Bluetooth Speaker at new low of $20.50 more The post Smartphone Accessories: JETech iPhone 14 Pro Clear Case $5 (50% off), more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 8 Dec 2022 9:35 pm

Amazon will continue to invest in new biz: Manish Tiwary

It would also scale up and invest significantly in grocery, social commerce, business-to-business (B2B) marketplace, pharmacy over the next year

Livemint 8 Dec 2022 9:30 pm

Samsung Odyssey Ark review: When bigger isn't always better

The idea of sitting in front of a massive 55-inch gaming monitor all day sounds like heaven. Being able to twist it into a towering portrait mode? The stuff of my multi-tasking dreams. That's the pitch behind Samsung's 55-inch 4K Odyssey Ark Monitor . As we saw during our first preview , it's a genuinely unique behemoth of a display, one that can easily immerse you in both Microsoft Flight Simulator and towering Excel spreadsheets. Sure, you could just plug a 55-inch TV into your PC, but without the Ark's extreme curve, it would be too wide to comfortably use as a monitor. You also won't find any 4K TVs with the Ark's blazing fast 165Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time, let alone its surprisingly solid sound system. The Odyssey Ark stands alone. But is it actually worth $3,500? That depends on if you're able to live with its many annoyances (and if you don't think too hard about the price). Annoyance number one? This thing is a bear to set up. Even with the help of two delivery workers, it took around 20 minutes to get the (very heavy) Ark monitor correctly attached to its (equally heavy) base. The entire unit weighs 91.5 pounds when put together, so be sure to have a sturdy desk at the ready. If that sounds a bit obscene, well, you'd be correct. Samsung's 55-inch QN90B NEO QLED TV weighs almost half as much (48.3 pounds), while LG's 65-inch C2 OLED TV clocks in at 72 pounds. Extreme heft is the unfortunate price you'll have to pay for a rotating monitor stand. Devindra Hardawar/Engadget As soon as I sat in front of the Odyssey Ark, I understood why Samsung dared to build it. We've already seen its extra-wide 49-inch gaming monitors in action. And, of course the company that pushed the limits of phone screens would do the same for PCs. Given Samsung's robust TV business, it makes sense to explore the many other ways it could use 55-inch Mini LED panels. (The TV side is where we also saw Samsung debut screens that could rotate into TikTok-friendly portrait mode.) The Ark may not be entirely practical, but for Samsung it serves as a showcase for many of its display innovations. Design-wise, the Odyssey Ark resembles Samsung's TVs more than its gaming monitors. It has a sturdy metal base (as it should, given its size), as well as a smooth metal case surrounding the curvy screen. It even comes with Samsung's One Connect breakout-box, one of the company's more intriguing TV inventions. It connects to the Ark over a single cable, while the box itself handles power and all of your typical connections (four HDMI 2.1 ports, an optical audio connection, 3.5mm headphone jack and two USB ports). While it was originally meant for screens you'd be mounting on walls, it's a welcome addition to the Odyssey Ark nobody wants to push a near 100-pound beast around just to get to HDMI ports. Sam Rutherford/Engadget Samsung includes two ways to control the Ark: A simple remote with a directional pad and shortcuts for streaming apps like Netflix, as well as a dial for quickly managing the Ark's many different viewing modes. Both controllers are solar powered, so you'll just need to make sure they get a bit of light to keep running. I'd imagine that could be an issue in window-less offices like mine, but it wouldn't be that tough to place the remotes by a window every few months. On the plus side, they should be able to run indefinitely if you're lucky enough to have some light. (Solar cells can be charged by artificial lighting, but not very efficiently.) Sam Rutherford/Engadget The Ark's odd shape, as well as a few LED lighting strips on the rear, are the major signs that it's not a mere TV set. I've been in front of plenty of curved screens before, but nothing this extreme. The sides of the display almost seem like they're trying to embrace you with 4K Mini-LED goodness. It's an effective bit of immersion while you're viewing the Ark in its standard widescreen mode, reminiscent of specialized theaters like LA's Cinerama Dome. And unlike most TVs and monitors, the Ark's large frame allows it to house a six speaker sound system (four tweeters and two woofers), which delivers the audio punch of a medium-sized soundbar. The combination of expansive sound and a wonderfully immersive picture make the Odyssey Ark a truly unique viewing experience. Movies, TV shows, and even trailers felt like they were drawing me into the action, so much so that I barely noticed the slight distortion from the curved sides of the screen. But while the Ark's sweet spot is indeed very sweet, showing off the added brightness of Mini-LED and the expansive color range from its Quantum Dot display, its viewing angle is incredibly limited. Just a few steps off the center and you immediately lose color and clarity. The curve giveth, the curve taketh away. When it comes to software, the Ark is a curious device, sitting somewhere between what you'd expect from a smart TV (it has apps for Netflix, YouTube and everything else you'd expect), and a computer monitor. On the PC side, it can reach up to a 165Hz refresh rate, allowing for frenetic gaming at incredibly high framerates. Samsung has baked in multiple ways to take advantage of its massive screen size: Its Multi View mode lets you display up to three different apps at once. That can include a single HDMI video input, as well as a device mirrored wirelessly (using AirPlay or the Android equivalent). Additionally, there's a Flex View mode that lets you shrink an input down so it doesn't fill up the whole screen. Now why would you want to do that? I quickly learned that playing fast-paced shooters like Overwatch 2 and Halo Infinite were overwhelming when sitting a few feet away from a 55-inch screen. Sure, I could see more detail, but moving the camera around quickly and trying to track potential enemies was nausea-inducing. I didn't mind sitting close to the screen for slower-paced games like A Plague Tale: Requiem , but for shooters I'd prefer moving the screen further back. Unfortunately, that just wasn't possible in my cramped basement office, so I occasionally used Flex View mode to shrink faster games down to size. Sam Rutherford/Engadget The Ark also features built-in apps for every major game streaming service: Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Geforce Now, Amazon Luna, and yes even Googles short-lived Stadia (that dies next month). You can easily pair Bluetooth controllers with the Ark directly, allowing you to treat it like an oversized console. I had no trouble signing into Game Pass and going through a few races in Forza Horizon 5 , but as usual, your streaming experience will depend on the quality of your internet. On the non-gaming front, I learned that moving to a 55-inch screen still required a bit of an adjustment. I typically use a 34-inch ultrawide monitor, which gives me a decent amount of horizontal space without being too overwhelming vertically. But sitting in front of the Odyssey Ark almost felt like sitting directly in front of the monolith from 2001 there's just so much screen . After 30 minutes or so, I got used to using Slack, Evernote and my many browser tabs on a big screen. But when it came to focused writing and other work, the Ark was overkill. I wrote this review on the Ark during small sessions, but I just couldn't stick with it for too long. Sam Rutherford/Engadget Samsung's unique portrait view, or Cockpit Mode, was similarly overpowering. It's easy to rotate the Ark between that and its typical landscape mode you just have to push the screen to the top of the base and push along its left side but I found the taller view genuinely off-putting. Instead of a warm embrace, it was honestly a bit threatening, as if my body was instinctively worried about the Ark toppling over. It's easy to make Windows 11 recognize a portrait display, but I didn't find it too useful for my typical work. (Though I'd imagine some Flight Simulator fans may enjoy trying to tweak the game for a genuine cockpit view). Instead, the portrait orientation was better suited to the Ark's Multi View mode, allowing me to play a PC game in a small 31-inch square while I left a YouTube video running in another window on top, and my phone mirrored right above it. It's just a shame that Multi View mode doesn't currently support streaming video apps like Netflix. Also, you can only hear audio from up to two sources at once. (And if this sounds like pure information overload, well, it is.) For whatever reason, the Ark did an awful job of downscaling my PC's desktop in Multi View mode, even after tweaking the resolution several times. Text was hard to read and images were blurry, as if I was looking at everything through a pair of dirty glasses. Fighting with that feature also made it clear how the Ark often pales in comparison to having a typical multi-monitor setup. It's not that hard to have another monitor sitting beside your standard screen, and that also wouldn't involve any sort of distortion. You're also more free to tweak the way external monitors are positioned and laid out, rather than working within the confines of Samsung's software. Most importantly, though, a multi-monitor setup would be vastly cheaper than the Odyssey Ark's $3,500 retail price. (It's currently marked down to $2,500 for the holidays, but it's unclear if that will stick.) You could easily pick up a 55-inch OLED TV and a few PC monitors for less than $2,5000. Or my personal recommendation: Get Alienware's fantastic QD-OLED ultrawide monitor for $1,299 and an assortment of other screens. Whichever direction you go, it'll be far more practical than having a single 55-inch display on your desk. Devindra Hardawar/Engadget As my honeymoon period with the Odyssey Ark faded, I was left with nothing but questions. Where are the DisplayPort or USB-C connections on Samsung's breakout box? Why, exactly, can't it display more than two HDMI connections at once? Is the extreme curve worth losing any sort of off-angle viewing? Really, who is this thing actually for? Will gamers be able to live with its downsides to take advantage of a 55-inch monitor? Can they stomach a $3,500 price? And how many people will have desks sturdy enough to hold this thing? Anyone buying the Odyssey Ark is basically paying to be a beta tester for Samsung. In general, we recommend against serving as consumer guinea pigs. But if you've been dying to have an impossibly gigantic curved gaming monitor, your wish has finally been granted.

Engadget 8 Dec 2022 9:30 pm

How to get old copies of macOS: download Big Sur, Catalina, Mojave and more

There are a few reasons why you might want to download and install old versions of macOS or Mac OS X. Perhaps you are relying on software you have discovered doesnt work properly in the latest version. Or maybe you just dont like the new version of macOS that you have installed. Another scenario is that you are a developer and you need to be running multiple versions of macOS and Mac OS X so that you can be sure that your software runs correctly on them. Either way, you have questions and we have answers. In this article we will cover how to get old versions of macOS including Monterey, Big Sur, Catalina, Mojave, El Capitan, Sierra, Yosemite and even old versions of Mac OS X. We explain how to get hold of the relevant installer files so that you can install the software on your Mac. We have a separate article that explains how to install old versions of macOS for when you get to that stage of the process. If you are looking for a way to revert to the previous version of macOS, we have a more specific article about downgrading from Monterey to Big Sur and other versions, although we do cover the method here too. We also have a guide to downgrading from the macOS beta. However, if you were hoping to run older versions of macOS on M1- or M2-series Macs thats not possible. You also might want to get the installer for a version of macOS in order to make a bootable installer for installing macOS on multiple Macs (we also look at that scenario separately). Where can I download old macOS? Before you can install an older version of macOS or Mac OS X you will need to get hold of the installer for the version of macOS you want to install. Luckily it is possible to gets hold of these files as long as you know where to go on the Mac App Store. We have the necessary links to the Mac App Store below. We will show you a way to get the following macOS installers: macOS Monterey macOS Big Sur macOS Catalina macOS Mojave macOS High Sierra macOS Sierra OS X El Capitan OS X Yosemite OS X Mavericks OS X Mountain Lion OS X Lion *Note that we have discovered that the links we give below will only work if you are surfing in Safari, so we suggest you switch to Apples browser before moving on. You should also close the Mac App Store app if you have that open or the link may not work* You wont be able to get the Mac OS X Snow Leopard download this way, but well look at that later. In fact, we tell you how to get copies of Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion too! We have a list of which Macs run which versions of macOS & Mac OS X . How to download macOS Monterey Apple only replaced Monterey with Ventura in October 2022, but if you dont want Ventura on your Mac you might be looking for Monterey. This is where you can get it: You can still download the installer for Monterey from the Mac App Store as long as you know where to find it searching the Mac App Store will not work. Click on this link to be taken to the macOS Monterey page on the Mac App Store. (Use Safari and make sure the Mac App Store app is closed first or it might not work). Follow these steps to download macOS Monterey (or any other version of macOS) from the Mac App Store: Click this link to open the Mac App Store on the Monterey page. Click on Get. Software Update will open with the words Finding Update. Eventually a message Are you sure you want to download macOS Monterey will appear. It might look like an update rather than the full version, but youll see from the size of the download (around 6GB) that this is the complete installer for Monterey. Once the installer has downloaded do not click Install. If you install it the installer will automatically be deleted (plus it wont install if you are already running Ventura). You should be able to find the Install macOS Monterey app in your Applications folder, youll need this for the next steps, which we outline here: How to downgrade macOS, install an older version on your Mac. Foundry How to download macOS Big Sur You can still download the installer for Big Sur from the Mac App Store as long as you know where to find it on the Mac App Store (since searching for it will not work). Click on this link which to open the Mac App Store on the Big Sur page. (Use Safari and make sure the Mac App Store app is closed first or it might not work). Follow these steps to download Big Sur (or any other version of macOS) from the Mac App Store: Click this link to open the Mac App Store on the Big Sur page. Click on Get. Software Update will open with the words Finding Update. Eventually a message Are you sure you want to download macOS Big Sur will appear. It might look like an update rather than the full version, but youll see from the size of the download (around 6GB) that this is the complete installer for Big Sur. Once the installer has downloaded do not click Install. If you install it the installer will automatically be deleted. You should be able to find the Install macOS Big Sur app in your Applications folder, youll need this for the next steps, which we outline here: How to downgrade macOS, install an older version on your Mac. How to download macOS Catalina You can also download the installer for Catalina from the Mac App Store as long as you know the magic link. Click on this link which will open the Mac App Store on the Catalina page. (Use Safari and make sure the Mac App Store app is closed first). As above, follow these steps to download Catalina (or any other version of macOS) from the Mac App Store: Click this link to open the Mac App Store on the Catalina page. Note that if you have a M1 or M2 Mac then you wont be able to run Catalina, so you will see a message that your Mac is not compatible with it. If you want to download it you will need to use an Intel Mac. Click on Get. Software Update will open with the words Finding Update. Eventually a message Are you sure you want to download macOS Catalina will appear. It might look like an update rather than the full version, but youll see from the size of the download (around 6GB) that this is the complete installer for Catalina. Once the installer has downloaded do not click Install. If you install it the installer will automatically be deleted. You should be able to find the Install macOS Catalina app in your Applications folder, youll need this for the next steps, which we outline here: How to downgrade macOS, install an older version on your Mac. How to download macOS Mojave It is also possible to access the Mojave installer via this link to the Mac App Store. Note that as above, for this link to work you need to be running Safari and you need to close the Mac App Store app first. If the Mac App Store app is open this redirect will not work. Click on this link to open the Mac App Store on the Mojave page. Follow the steps in the section above to download it. How to download High Sierra It is also possible to download High Sierra via this link . (Use Safari, close the Mac App Store app first). Follow the steps in the section above to download High Sierra. How to download Sierra, El Capitan or Yosemite Apple provides dmg files of these older macOS versions you need to download them in Safari. A disk image named InstallOS.dmg will download and once it does you need to locate the pkg installer inside the disk image. You can Sierra via this link. El Capitan can be downloaded from this link. Yosemite is available here . That Mac App Store link isnt working for me! Weve said above that in our experience usually the reason the above links dont work is if you are browsing in something other than Safari, or if you have already got the Mac App Store open. However, if you are still finding that the link isnt working you could try the alternative methods below. Another issue is if the link takes you to the correct page in the Mac App Store, but you see an Update not found error message when you try to download it. This is an issue we are aware of that others have encountered, although we havent. In that case we suggest you try to download the installer via that link using an older Mac. You may also encounter issues if you are trying to download an older version of macOS that your Mac cannot support. Usually when Apple introduces a new Mac it will not be able to run the version of macOS that shipped before the one installed on that Mac. The older macOS might not support certain components in that Mac, for example. Find out more about what version of macOS your Mac supports here: What version of macOS can my Mac run? Other ways to get old macOS versions If you are running an older version of macOS or someone you know is you should be able to easily find older versions of macOS and even Mac OS X in the Mac App Store. How easy they are to find will be determined by the version of macOS running on that Mac. Prior to macOS Mojaves arrival in 2018 the installers for the older macOS versions could be searched for or found via the Purchased tab (not that anyone has had to pay for a Mac OS X update for years). However, when Apple introduced Mojave the Mac App Store changed, and these installers can no longer be searched for or found in the purchased section of the store. (Although we do have redirect links in the section above to each of the relevant pages on the Mac App Store.) If you happen to have access to a Mac thats running an older version of macOS, log into the Mac App Store with your password and download the Mojave installer on that Mac. Alternatively ask a friend to download a copy of the installer from the Mac App Store for you. We run through this method in the section below. As above, once the installer has downloaded dont install it! If you do then the installer will be deleted. Youll find the installer in your Applications folder from which you can copy on to your Mac or create a bootable installer . Weve heard that it may be possible to download the installer via Terminal, however we were unable to get that method to work. You may also find updates to old version of macOS on Apples website here , however these are just point updates, rather than the full version, so it wont be much help if you are trying to get the full download. The one thing you really mustnt do is go to a torrent site and download a copy of the OS X you want. Just because Apple gives away its software for free, dont think its fine to just pick up a copy. Pirated copies of Apple software could have been adjusted to allow hackers access to the software and your Mac. How to download old Mac OS X versions If you have access to a Mac running OS X Yosemite or older it is possible to see old versions of Mac OS X in the Mac App Store. Yosemite, Mavericks and Mountain Lion can all be seen here. Its worth noting that youllonly see old versions of Mac OS X that youve downloaded under Purchased if you never downloaded it (or if it was never on the Mac App Store), that version will not be in your Purchased section. Another reason why the version of Mac OS X might be missing is if your machine shipped with that version installed. Well look at that scenario later. Here is how to get an older version of Mac OS X from the Mac App Store (this only works if youve downloaded it in the past and it wont work if you have already installed Mojave or later): Open the Mac App Store (choose Store > Sign In if you need to log in). Click Purchased. Scroll down to find the copy of OS X or macOS you want. Click Install. Clicking Install wont actually install the software, but it will download the installer application to your Applications folder. You wont be able to simply install this older version of the operating system directly onto a Mac running a newer version of OS X or macOS. We will explain how it can be installed on a Mac including one currently running an earlier operating system here: How to install old Mac OS X versions. Cant find Mac OS X in Purchased? If you know you have previously downloaded the version of macOSyou are after, but you arent seeing it in the Purchased section, there are a few things to try: Log out of the App Store then log in again. If its a possibility that you downloaded it while logged in to a different Apple ID (perhaps a work-related one), log in using that ID. Alternatively, find someone who has downloaded that version of the Mac operating system and ask them to download the installation file for you. If you never downloaded the version of Mac OS X then jump to step 3 and find a friendly person who did. Ask them to download the Mac OS X installer for you. Luckily the copy of OS X isnt locked to their account so it will install on any Mac. How to get OS X Lion, Mountain Lion Prior to June 2021 you could purchase OS X 10.7 Lion or Mountain Lion from Apple for $19.99/19.99 each Apple would send you a download code. Now Apple has stopped charging for the ageing operating system versions. Instead you can download the operating systems directly from the companys website. The operating systems can be downloaded from the following links: DMG for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion (4.72GB) DMG for Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion (4.45GB) If its Mac OS X 10.7 Lion that you are after, its still available for $19.99/19.99 here US or here UK. Apple will send you a download code to use on the Mac App Store, so you will need to be running Snow Leopard to install it. If its OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion that you can still buy it for $19.99/19.99 here US or here UK . We have more information about getting the free installers for OS X Lion and Mountain Lion from Apple in Apple offers free downloads of OS X Lion and Mountain Lion . Whether your Mac will actually run these operating systems is another question we address here: Which versions of macOS can my Mac run? Note that only Macs that predate 2012 will run Lion. How to get OS X Snow Leopard If your Mac has a version of macOS installed that is older than Snow Leopard you wont have access to the Mac App Store. Since for a number of years after Snow Leopard arrived all versions of Mac OS X arrived via the Mac App Store, those who never installed Snow Leopard had a problem: without Snow Leopard they couldnt update. Until 2021 Apple still sold a boxed version of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard here for $19.99/19.99 (at its launch in 2009 it cost $25/25). If you purchased Snow Leopard this way you were sent a physical box containing an optical disc so you will need a CD/DVD drive to install it (which you will probably have if the Mac is that old). Apple has now removed the ability to buy Snow Leopard. However, this isnt a big problem because those people who were previously locked out of updates can now download the Lion or Mountain Lion update, as explained above. How to get OS X Leopard or earlier If the old version of the OS you are after predates Snow Leopard and you have a developer account you might be able to get it from developer.apple.com/downloads . If you search within the OS X category you should see downloads for all versions of OS X, at least from version 10.3 to 10.6. You may be able to access the Developer section of the website, but you will only be able to access certain software downloads if your Apple ID is associated with a paid Apple Developer Program. If you havent signed up as a Apple Developer, find out what that entails here . It costs $99/79 a year to join the Apple Developer Program and you have to sign a non disclosure agreement. You could also try looking on Amazon or eBay to see if anyone is selling old versions of the Mac operating system. Personal Software

Macworld 8 Dec 2022 9:20 pm

SodaStream holiday deals deliver homemade sparkling water from $63 shipped (Up to $60 off)

We are now tracking some notable price drops on a range of SodaStream bundles starting with the Art Sparkling Water Maker Bundle at $124.99 shipped. Regularly $180 at Amazon or even more directly from SodaStream with half the included CO2 cartridges, this is matching the Amazon all-time low and the Black Friday price at 38% off the going rate. For comparison, the base model is even more at $127.50 right now. The Art model is one of the most attractive designs in the SodaStream lineup if you ask me. It features a sort of retro-style pull handle and overall vintage aesthetic that stands out from the rest of the offerings from the brand. From there, it delivers the same homemade sparkling water experience alongside a pair of 60L CO2 cylinders, two dishwasher-safe bottles, and a 2-pack of 40ml bubly drop flavors. Head below for more SodaStream deals and details. more The post SodaStream holiday deals deliver homemade sparkling water from $63 shipped (Up to $60 off) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 8 Dec 2022 9:19 pm

Google Pixel Buds A-Series return to all-time low of $64 for only second time (Reg. $99)

Amazon is now offering the Google Pixel Buds A-Series for $64 shipped . Typically selling for $99, youre looking at a match of the all-time low set just once before back over the Thanksgiving Week savings event. Todays 35% discount also delivers one of the first chances to save this year, as well. Googles latest Pixel Buds A-Series arrive as the brands latest take on true wireless earbuds and deliver notable features like Hey Google support, real-time in-ear translations, and Adaptive Sound. Theres also more reliable connectivity compared to their predecessors as well as 24 hours of playback on a single charge. You can also get plenty of additional insight in our hands-on review . more The post Google Pixel Buds A-Series return to all-time low of $64 for only second time (Reg. $99) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 8 Dec 2022 8:52 pm

Govees outdoor Wi-Fi LED string light kit beats Cyber Monday price at new low of $20 (50% off)

Govees official Amazon storefront is offering its 48-foot Outdoor Wi-Fi String LED Light Kit for $19.99 once you clip the on-page coupon. Shipping is free for Prime members or in orders over $25. Ready to add ambiance to your outdoor patio or space, this kit spans 15 LED bulbs across 48 feet to add extra illumination with ease. With built-in Wi-Fi, youll be able to pair the strip to the Govee app, Alexa, or Assistant as well, which enables brightness control, power toggle, and more. In addition to control from smart home gear, you could program the lights to turn on or off when the sun goes down and comes up, making the entire system smart overall. Plus, the kit is IP65 water-resistant as well, which means that you can leave it up rain or shine. Keep reading for more. more The post Govees outdoor Wi-Fi LED string light kit beats Cyber Monday price at new low of $20 (50% off) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 8 Dec 2022 8:37 pm

M2 Pro MacBook Pro: Everything you need to know about the 2023 launch

The 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro are the best laptops Apple sells, even with the older M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. Apple introduced the M2 chip in the 13-inch MacBook Pro in June, so we know the next generation of the larger, more powerful, MacBook Pro models is on the way. There was hope that the updates would arrive in October or November 2022, but those rumors didnt pan out. Instead, it now looks like the update to the 14-inch MacBook Pro and its 16-inch sibling will come in the spring of 2023. Heres everything you need to know about the upcoming release. 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro: Buy or wait? You might be wondering whether to take advantage of the sales and buy yourself a new MacBook Pro right now or if youd be better off waiting for Apple to update the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro. Normally, with new Macs in the pipeline, wed be advising that shoppers wait. However, things are a little different right now. The deals are looking great, with hundreds of dollars in savings, and we are anticipating that, if you arent based in the U.S., prices for the next generation of Mac could skyrocket . Following price rises for the whole range of iPads in October, Macs look likely to get price hikes in conjunction with the new product launches. Apple 14in MacBook Pro, M1 Pro (2021) Read our review MSRP: $1,999 Best Prices Today: $1699.00 at Adorama | $1854.95 at Newegg US | $1,934.93 at Amazon 2022 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro: Release date Hopes that the new MacBook Pro with M2 Pro and Max chips would arrive in the fall of 2022 have been dashed, despite months of speculation that the new laptops would be launching soon. In an October 30 newsletter, Bloombergs Mark Gurman wrote that the new MacBook Pro probably wont launch until early next year. Gurman is banking on March 2023 for a release. Gurman and many other Apple watchers had been expecting a late 2022 launch for the new MacBooks. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo tweeted in August that the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro would enter production in the fourth quarter, which tallied with a fall launch, but it looks like the launch has been delayed. New 14 and 16 MacBook Pro with new processors will enter mass production in 4Q22. Given TSMC's guidance that the 3nm will contribute revenue starting in 1H23, processors of 14 and 16 MacBook Pro models may still adopt the 5nm advanced node. (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) August 22, 2022 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro: Price While there are some big price leaps between the 8-core and 10-core CPU modes that many will be hoping Apple will close up, we dont anticipate any major changes in the U.S.but we do expect to see some price rises in some parts of the world in line with inflationand the global price rise following the introduction of the new iPad models does make this look likely. Apple raised the price of the entry-level MacBook Air by $200 or 20 percent with the M2 redesign. Heres Apples MSRP right now: 14-inch MacBook Pro, M1 Pro, 8-Core CPU, 14-Core GPU, 16GB Unified Memory, 512GB SSD: $1,999 /1,899 14-inch MacBook Pro, M1 Pro, 10-Core CPU, 16-Core GPU, 16GB Unified Memory, 1TB SSD: $2,499/2,399 16-inch MacBook Pro, M1 Pro, 10-Core CPU, 16-Core GPU, 16GB Unified Memory, 512GB SSD: $2,499/2,399 16-inch MacBook Pro, M1 Pro, 10-Core CPU, 16-Core GPU, 16GB Unified Memory, 1TB SSD: $2,699/$2,599 16-inch MacBook Pro, M1 Max, 10-Core CPU, 32-Core GPU, 32GB Unified Memory, 1TB SSD: $3,499/3,299 If Apple raises prices by 15 percent overseaswhich was the lowest percentage rise for iPads in OctoberU.K. shoppers could be paying these prices: 14-inch MacBook Pro, 512GB: 2,184 14-inch MacBook Pro, 1TB: 2,759 16-inch MacBook Pro, 512GB: 2,759 16-inch MacBook Pro, 1TB/M1 Pro: 2,989 16-inch MacBook Pro, 1TB/M1 Max: 3,794 New 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro: Design The design of the 13-inch MacBook Pro (left) compared to the 14-inch MacBook Pro Foundry Apple made some huge changes to the MacBook Pro in 2021, with the new 14-inch model and the addition of ProMotion, along with the removal of the Touch Bar and a slew of ports. Gurman has indicated that the MacBook Pro is expected to stay roughly the same on the outside. AppleLeaksPro on Twitter agrees. In a tweet in which he claimed that the upcoming M2 MacBook Pro will be worth the wait , he explained that his source indicated there likely wont be any design or I/O changes. Hearing the new 14/16-inch MBPs performance will be worth the wait. Better speeds, better battery life, less heat sounds like a pretty nice product update for me. No design or I/O changes though. LeaksApplePro (@LeaksApplePro) November 27, 2022 New 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro: Specs While the outside of the MacBook Pro will look the same, the inside will be different. Based on the M2 and the M1 variants that Apple launched in 2021, we estimate that the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips will offer the following: M2 Pro: Up to 10-core CPU, up to 20-core GPU, up to 48GB RAM M2 Max: Up to 10-core CPU, 40-core GPU, up to 96GB RAM CPU We might see even more CPU cores than predicted above Bloombergs Mark Gurman reports that his sources indicate that the M2 Max could have12 CPU cores. Two extra CPU cores are not the only change that could spell a faster CPU. There had been suggestions that Apple would start using the new 3nm process for the M3 chips when they arrive, probably in 2023, but some reports suggested that this new process could be used for the M2 Pro and other variants. The 3nm process should allow even higher transistor density among other things. According to DigiTimes in June 2022, Apple has booked TSMC capacity for its upcoming 3nm M3 and M2 Pro processors and TSMC will be starting volume production of 3nm chips in the second half of 2022. YouTube channel Max Techs Vadim Yuryev also indicated that the M2 Pro will be 3nm. I honestly feel like Apple intentionally left the M2 chip at 5nm for two reasons. 1. 3nm wasn't ready yet. (it will be for M2 Pro/Max) 2. M2 chip is meant for higher-volume products, so sticking to 5nm helps with chip yield 3. 5nm M2 chips will leave more 3nm chips for M2 Pro/Max Vadim Yuryev (@VadimYuryev) June 22, 2022 However, as per Ming-Chi Kuos August tweet (above): Given TSMCs guidance that the 3nm will contribute revenue starting in 1H23, processors of 14 and 16 MacBook Pro models may still adopt the 5nm advanced node. If the M2 Pro, Max, and Ultra chips are built using this 3nm process the gap between the M2 and these other variants will be bigger than ever and the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro, Mac Studio, high-end Mac mini, and Mac Pro could offer even bigger speed boosts than those seen with the M2 compared to the M1. If Apple is adopting this new process for the M2 Pro and beyond it would be unlikely that it will arrive before spring 2023. However, Gurman thinks we will have to wait until late 2023 or 2024 before we see the 3nm process arrive with the M3 chips. The M2 MacBook Air brought a decent speed boost, but the real gains were on the graphics side. IDG GPU Gurman also suggests a maximum of 38 GPU cores, six more than the M1 Max offered. As with the M2 chip , the M2 Pro and M2 Max will focus on the graphics side, according to Gurman. In the case of the M2 in the MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro, Apple delivered a graphics boost from 8- to 10-cores. For the M2 Pro and M2 Max, this could translate to a move from 14 cores and 16 cores to 18 cores and 20 cores for the M2 Pro and 24 cores and 32 cores to 30 cores and 38 cores for the M2 Max. RAM Its likely that the new MacBook Pro models will also offer more RAM. Apple upped the RAM in the M2 MacBooks from a maximum of 16GB in the M1 to 24GB in the M2. A similar increase could theoretically mean we see up to 48GB RAM in the Pro and 96GB RAM in the Max. Additionally, a report by Macrumors claimed the new MacBook Pro will feature very high-bandwidth, high-speed RAM, which could mean that the new models use LPDDR5X RAM, which would bring 300GB/s (M2 Pro) and 600 GB/s (M2 Max) 300GB/s memory bandwidth. The current models deliver 200GB/sand 400GB/s, respectively. Battery Life LeaksApplePro claimed on Twitter in November 2022 that the new MacBook Pro models will offer better battery life but didnt elaborate further. The battery life of the 14-inch MacBook Pro is 17 hours while the 16-inch offers 21 hours, which is already the best battery life ever offered in a Mac laptop. Any gains in the battery life could be down to improvements in the processor. LeaksApplePro also notes that there will be less heat, which could be connected to a more efficient processor. MacBook

Macworld 8 Dec 2022 8:36 pm

Deals: Amazon Introduces New Low Price on 128GB Apple TV 4K, Available for $139.99

Amazon today introduced a new all-time low price on the 2022 Apple TV 4K (128GB Wi-Fi + Ethernet), available for $139.99 , down from $149.00. The Apple TV 4K is in stock and has an estimated delivery date of December 12 - 14 for most residences in the United States. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. This is the lowest price we've ever tracked for this version of the Apple TV 4K, beating the previous low by about $5. The 64GB model is also on sale at a slight discount of $123.49 , down from $129.00. $9 OFF Apple TV 4K (128GB) for $139.99 If you're on the hunt for more discounts, be sure to visit our Apple Deals roundup where we recap the best Apple-related bargains of the past week. Related Roundup: Apple Deals This article, Deals: Amazon Introduces New Low Price on 128GB Apple TV 4K, Available for $139.99 first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 8 Dec 2022 8:13 pm

B2B vertical, e-pharmacy, social commerce 3 emerging areas for Amazon: Manish Tiwary

Adds that shutting down of three businesses this year had nothing to do with market environment, meeting profitability

The Hindu Businessline 8 Dec 2022 8:11 pm

Amazon brings Alexa to the car with refreshed Echo Auto 2nd Gen, pre-order now

Today Amazon is launching the latest addition to its stable of Alexa-enabled devices, with a new second-generation version of Echo Auto hitting the scene. Arriving as a refreshed way to access Amazons voice assistant while in the car, this new version comes packed into an updated design that puts a greater focus on privacy. Now available for pre-order, all of the details are down below. more The post Amazon brings Alexa to the car with refreshed Echo Auto 2nd Gen, pre-order now appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 8 Dec 2022 8:08 pm

The best Apple Studio Display deals

Apples Studio Display was released along with the Mac Studio in March 2022. While its seen as a display for that Mac, the Studio Display can work with any Mac. Its a lot more affordable than Apples Pro Display XDR , and its really the only 27-inch 5K display on the market. If youre in the market for a Studio Display, we can help you find a good deal. Our price trackers below show several retailers who are selling the Studio Display and the prices. Use these trackers to get the best deal. We also have the information you need to know about the Studio Display, in case youre still trying to decide if its the monitor for you. Heres everything you need to know about buying the new Studio Display. How much does the Apple Studio Display cost? The regular price for the Studio Display depends on two things: the type of glass and the type of stand. Here are the prices of each Studio Display configuration. Product Front glass Stand type Price Apple Studio Display standard tilt-only adjustable $1,599/1,499 Apple Studio Display standard VESA wall mount adapter $1,599/1,499 Apple Studio Display standard tilt and height-adjustable $1,999/1,899 Apple Studio Display nano-texture tilt-only adjustable $1,899/1,749 Apple Studio Display nano-texture VESA wall mount adapter $1,899/1,749 Apple Studio Display nano-texture tilt and height-adjustable $2,299/2,149 In the box, youll get a 1-meter Thunderbolt cable, and the nano-texture displays include Apples Polishing Cloth . The power cable is attached to the monitor. The Studio Display is designed to work with the new Mac Studio, but it can work with other Macs. Best deals on the Apple Studio Display Its rare to find deals on Apple displays, so if youre shopping specifically for an Apple display and a deal pops up, its time to take advantage. Amazon U.S. is currently offering a few deals on the Apple Studio Display. You can save $100 to $200 dollars, which is significant when you consider that these displays almost never go on sale. Here are links to the deals: U.S.: Amazon, Apple Pro Display XDR (Standard Glass) : $4,799 ($200 off, MSRP $4,999) Amazon, Apple Studio Display (Standard Glass, Tilt-Adjustable Stand) : $1,499 ($100 off, MSRP $1,599) Amazon, Apple Studio Display (Nano-Texture Glass, Tilt-Adjustable Stand) : $1,749 ($150 off, MSRP $1,899) In the U.K. KRCS, Apple Studio Display 27-inch 5K Standard Glass : 1,424.05 (74.95 off but currently out of stock) Retailer Price Adorama $1259.00 View Deal $1599 View Deal Apple US $1599 View Deal $1599.99 View Deal $1614.95 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices What else will I need to buy? Potentially, nothing. The Studio Display has three USB-C ports in the back and one Thunderbolt, so it can easily be connected to your existing accessories. While you will find Apples A13 Bionic chip under the hood of the Studio Display, this is mainly used for the audio and video features. Theres also no RAM, storage or operating system built-in, even if its designed to work with macOS. You can technically use the display with any PC or laptop. What are the glass options? The front of the Studio Display is covered in glass, and Apple offers two kinds: Standard and Nano-texture . The Nano-texture glass is a lot less reflective than the Standard glass. If youre sensitive to glare, or you do production work where lighting is critical, opt for the Nano-texturebut this option adds to the price of the display. What are the stand options? Apple offers three types of stands for the Studio Display: Tilt-adjustable stand : Allows for only the adjustment of the displays tilt. This comes standard with the Studio Display. Tilt- and height-adjustable stand : Can adjust the tilt and height. This stand costs extra. VESA mount adapter : Used to attach to a VESA-compatible arm, wall mount, or stand. Comes at no additional cost. Apple Studio Display Read our review MSRP: $1,599 (standard), 1,899 (nano-texture glass) Best Prices Today: $1259.00 at Adorama | $1599 at Apple | $1599 at Apple US Deals for the best monitors and displays for Mac These displays and monitors are featured in our test of the best monitors for Mac . If you see a deal on one of these we recommend that you buy it. You may also like to browse Amazons dedicated pages for display discounts. See: See all available monitor deals at Amazons U.S. Monitors store. See all available monitor deals at Amazons U.K. Monitors store . Acer K242HYL, MSRP $149.99 Retailer Price Adorama $109.99 View Deal Acer $149.99 View Deal $165.00 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Acer Nitro XV272, MSRP $399/399 Retailer Price $299.99 View Deal Acer $399.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Alienware AW3423DW, MSRP $1,299/1,099 Retailer Price $1299.99 View Deal Dell Home $1299.99 View Deal $1299.99 View Deal $1,391.21 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Alogic Clarity 27in UHD 4K Monitor, MSRP $799 / 700 Retailer Price Alogic $799.99 View Deal $855.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Asus ProArt PA279CV, MSRP $499 / 499 Retailer Price $449.99 View Deal $499 View Deal Microcenter $499 View Deal $499 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Dell U3223QE, MSRP $1,149.99 / 1,183.50 Retailer Price Adorama $839.00 View Deal Dell Home $859.99 View Deal $859.99 View Deal $883.50 View Deal $1008.24 View Deal $1149.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices Gigabyte M27Q X, MSRP: $499.99 / 468.95 Retailer Price $359.99 View Deal $377.99 View Deal B&H $499.99 View Deal Gigabyte $499.99 View Deal $521.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices Mac, Monitors

Macworld 8 Dec 2022 8:05 pm

Best Apple deals this month: Mac, iPad, AirPods, Apple Watch, and more

The holiday shopping season is in full swing and you can save big on Apple gear. Whether youre looking to gift an Apple product or just pick one up for yourself, weve scoured the web for the best prices on everything from Macs to MacBooks, iPads to iPhones, Apple Watches to Apple TVs, and more. If you are wondering if Apple has sales, prepare to be disappointed. Apple rarely discounts its own productseven during its annual Black Friday shopping event , it traditionally elects to give out gift vouchers rather than reducing prices. It also offers year-round discounts to students , including a Back To School event where students can get up to $150 in gift cards. Theres also the Apple Refurbished Store where you can sometimes grab a bargain. But if you want a new Apple device right now, other stores often offer up Apple discounts worth grabbing. In this article, youll find real-time pricing at all major retailers for Apples current lineup, and weve also highlighted some of the top discounts each week. Plus, for even more deals, weve linked to our dedicated deals round-ups for each product category. Happy shopping! Foundry Best AirPods deals U.S. Amazon, AirPods Max: $450 ($99 off) Amazon, AirPods Pro (2nd gen) : $229 ($20 off) Amazon, AirPods (2nd gen) : $114.99 ($44 off) U.K. Costco, AirPods (3rd gen, MagSafe case): 174.99 (14.01 off) Costco, AirPods Pro (2nd gen): 234.99 (15 off) John Lewis, AirPods Pro (2nd gen): 229 (20 off, plus 2-year guarantee) Costco, AirPods Max: 489.99 (59.01 off) (See our dedicated round-up of the best AirPods deals ) Best prices on AirPods (3rd gen, 2021) today Retailer Price Adorama $99.00 View Deal $179.00 View Deal $179.00 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Best prices on AirPods Pro (2nd gen, 2022) today Retailer Price $229.00 View Deal Adorama $249.00 View Deal $249.00 View Deal $249.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Dominik Tomaszewski / Foundry Best iPhone and accessory deals Specific iPhone deals are hard to come by apart from carrier offers for new signups and trade-ins, which were tracking in a separate article . We recommend checking Verizon , AT&T , and T-Mobiles sites if youre looking to change carriers or add a new line. Apple also offers trade-ins and carrier deals through its website. In the U.K., it is possible to find discounts on iPhone handsets, which you can buy unlocked. Laptops Direct, iPhone 14 Plus: 929 (20 offignore the surreal 193 saving claimed on the site) Amazon, iPhone 13 mini: 639 (10 off) Amazon, iPhone 13 mini (256GB): 729 (30 off) Amazon, iPhone 13 mini, 512GB, 806.91 (172.09 off) Amazon, iPhone 13 (128GB): 729 (20 off) Laptops Direct: iPhone 13 (128GB): 729 (20 off) Amazon, iPhone 13 (256GB): 829 (30 off) Argos, iPhone 12 mini: 528 (51 offbut bear in mind that its two years old) John Lewis, get a free Apple 20W USB-C Power Adapter when you buy selected iPhones (See our dedicated round-up of the best iPhone deals ) Best iPhone 14 prices today Retailer Price $799 View Deal $799.99 View Deal Visible $829 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Best iPhone 14 Plus prices today Retailer Price $899 View Deal $899.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Best iPhone 14 Pro prices today Retailer Price $999 View Deal Visible $999 View Deal $999.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Best iPhone 14 Pro Max prices today Retailer Price $1099 View Deal $1099.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Best iPhone 13 prices today Retailer Price $699.99 View Deal $829 View Deal $1040.99 View Deal $1,129.00 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Best iPhone SE prices today Retailer Price $329 View Deal $429.00 View Deal $429.00 View Deal $429.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Dominik Tomaszewski/IDG Best iPad deals U.S. Amazon has $50 off the iPad Pro 2022. Get it for $749 (MSRP $799). Amazon has $60 off the 11-inch iPad Pro, usually $1,099, get it for $1,039. Best Buy has the 64GB Wi-Fi iPad mini model for $399.99 (RRP $499). $100 off. Walmart has the $649 256GB WiFi Pad mini model for $617. $32 off. 64GB iPad Air (Wi-Fi Only): $499 ($100 off at Amazon) 256GB iPad Air (Wi-Fi O n ly): $649 ($100 off at Amazon) Amazon has the 2022 64GB Wi-Fi 10.9-inch iPad for $399, which is $50 off. Amazon has the 2022 256GB Wi-Fi 10.9-inch iPad for $549, which is $50 off. U.K. KRCS is discounting the iPad Pro models. They have the 899 entry-level 11in iPad Pro for 881.02. The savings are even bigger as you move up the range. AO.com has the 256GB 11-inch iPad Pro for 975, thats 44 off the usual 1,019 price. AO.com and John Lewis have the 512GB 11-inch iPad Pro for 1,195, thats 54 off the usual 1,249 price. Amazon has the 11-inch iPad Pro for 2,058.51. 90.50 off the usual price. There are savings on the cellular version too: Amazon has the 512GB cellular 11-inch iPad Pro for 1,249, usually 1,429 (180 off). Currys has the cellular 11-inch iPad Pro with 2TB for 2,149, which is 180 off the usual 2,329. Amazon has the 1,369 12.9-inch iPad Pro with 256GB SSD for 1,311.36 (8 off). Amazon also has the 2,499 12.9-inch iPad Pro with 2TB SSD for 2,393.77 (105 off). Amazon has the cellular 12.9-inch iPad Pro with 128GB SSD for 1,368.82, usually 1,429 (60 off). Currys has the iPad mini (64GB) for 459. Thats 20 off the old RRP of 479, or 110 off the new price. Currys also has the 256GB iPad mini for 579. Now 749 at Apple, was 619 at Apple. Amazon has the 64GB Wi-Fi iPad Air for 569 (now 669 at Apple, was previously 569 at Apple). Amazon and Currys have the 256GB iPad Air model for 719 (now 849 at Apple, was 719 at Apple. AO.com has 30 off the price of the 10.9in iPad! Get it for 469. AO.com also has 14 off the 10.9in iPad with 256GB SSD! Get it for 665. (See our dedicated round-up of the best iPad deals ) Best 2022 iPad (10th-gen) prices today Also, check out our dedicated article rounding up the best iPad 10.9-inch deals . Retailer Price $399.00 View Deal $449 View Deal $449 View Deal Adorama $449.00 View Deal $449.00 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices Best 2021 iPad (9th-gen) prices today Also, check out our dedicated article rounding up the best iPad 10.2-inch deals . Retailer Price Adorama $324.00 View Deal $329.00 View Deal $329.99 View Deal $344.95 View Deal $354.95 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices Best iPad Air prices today See our article rounding up the best iPad Air deals . Retailer Price $499.99 View Deal $589.95 View Deal $599 View Deal Adorama $599.00 View Deal $599.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices Best 2022 11-inch iPad Pro prices today We also have a dedicated roundup of the best deals on a 11in iPad Pro . Retailer Price $649.99 View Deal $749.00 View Deal Adorama $799.00 View Deal $1199 View Deal $1364.95 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices Best 2022 12.9-inch iPad Pro prices today We also have a dedicated roundup of the best deals on a 12in iPad Pro . Retailer Price $1,069.99 View Deal Adorama $1099.00 View Deal $1099.00 View Deal $1099 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Best iPad mini prices today Weve got a separate article rounding up the best iPad mini deals . Retailer Price Adorama $84.00 View Deal $469.00 View Deal $499.99 View Deal $649 View Deal $689.95 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices Jason Cross/IDG Best Apple Watch deals U.S. Amazon, Apple Watch Ultra : $749 ($50 off) Amazon, Apple Watch Series 8, 41mm (GPS) : $379 ($20 off) Amazon, Apple Watch Series 8, 45mm (GPS) : $409($20 off) Amazon, Apple Watch Series 8, 41mm (Cellular) : $479 ($20 off) Amazon, Apple Watch Series 8, 45mm (Cellular) : $509 ($20 off) Amazon, Apple Watch SE (2nd gen, 40mm) : $229 ($20 off) Amazon, Apple Watch SE (2nd gen, 44mm) : $259 ($20 off) Walmart, Apple Watch SE (1st gen, 40mm) : $199 ($80 off) Walmart, Apple Watch SE (1st gen, 44mm) : $229 ($80 off) U.K. Amazon, Apple Watch Ultra : 819 (30 off) AO: Apple Watch Ultra: 823 (26 off) John Lewis, Apple Watch Ultra : 829 (20 off, plus two-year warranty) Amazon, Apple Watch Series 8: 399 (20 off) John Lewis, Apple Watch Series 8: 399 (20 off, plus two-year warranty) John Lewis, 2nd-gen (2022) Apple Watch SE: 249 (10 off, plus two-year warranty) Amazon, 2nd-gen (2022) Apple Watch SE: 249 (10 off) John Lewis, 2021 Apple Watch SE (44mm): 254 (15 off, plus two-year warranty) Amazon, Apple Watch Series 7: 299 (70 off) Currys, Apple Watch Series 7: 309 (60 off) Amazon, Apple Watch Series 7 (cellular): 389 (80 off) (See our dedicated round-up of the best Apple Watch deals ) Best Apple Watch Series 8 prices today Retailer Price $379.00 View Deal $379.99 View Deal $399 View Deal Adorama $399.00 View Deal $399.00 View Deal $486.86 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices Best Apple Watch Ultra prices today Retailer Price $449 View Deal $749.00 View Deal Adorama $799.00 View Deal $799.00 View Deal $799 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices Best Apple Watch SE 2022 prices today Retailer Price $229.00 View Deal $249 View Deal $249.00 View Deal $299.99 View Deal Adorama Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices IDG Best MacBook deals U.S. Amazon: M1 MacBook Air 256GB : $800 ($199 off) Amazon: M2 MacBook Air 256GB : $1,149 ($50 off) Amazon: M2 MacBook Air 512GB : $1,350 ($149 off) Amazon: 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro (256GB SSD) : $1,249 ($50 off) Amazon: 14-inch M1 Pro MacBook Pro (10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) : $1,999.99 ($499 off) Amazon: 16-inch M1 Pro MacBook Pro (10core CPU, 16core GPU, 16GB RAM, 512TB SSD) : $2,199 ($300 off) Amazon: 16-inch M1 Pro MacBook Pro (10core CPU, 16core GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) : $2,199 ($300 off) Amazon: 16-inch M1 Max MacBook Pro (10-core CPU, 32-core GPU, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD) : $3,307.70 ($192 off) U.K. Amazon, M2 MacBook Air 256GB : 1,109 (140 off) Amazon, M2 MacBook Air 512GB : 1,379 (170 off) Amazon: M1 MacBook Air 256GB : 877.99 (121 off) eBuyer, M2 13-inch MacBook Pro 256GB : 1,192.98 (156 off) Amazon, M2 13-inch MacBook Pro 512GB : 1,389.84 (160 off) Laptops Direct, M1 Pro 14in MacBook Pro, 14-core GPU : 1,719.97 (179 off) AO.com, M1 Pro 14in MacBook Pro, 16-core GPU : 2,103 (296 off) Amazon, M1 Pro 16in MacBook Pro, 16-core GPU : 2,129 (270 off) AO.com, M1 Pro 16in MacBook Pro, 16-core GPU, 1TB: 2,345 (254 off) Laptops Direct, M1 Max 16in MacBook Pro, 32-core GPU : 2,969.97 (329 off) (See our dedicated round-up of the best MacBook deals ) Best 13-inch MacBook Pro prices today For more MacBook Pro deals check out our round-up of the best MacBook Pro deals . Retailer Price $1149.00 View Deal Adorama $1179.00 View Deal $1299 View Deal $1299 View Deal Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices Best 14-inch MacBook Pro prices today Retailer Price $1854.95 View Deal $1,934.93 View Deal B&H Photo and Video $1999 View Deal Adorama $2199.00 View Deal $2499 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices Best 16-inch MacBook Pro prices today Retailer Price Adorama $1749.00 View Deal $2,099.00 View Deal $2448 View Deal $2499 View Deal $2499.00 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices Best MacBook Air prices today For more MacBook Air deals check out our round-up of the best MacBook Air deals . Best M2 MacBook Air prices today Retailer Price $1149.99 View Deal $1199 View Deal Adorama $1199.00 View Deal $1199.00 View Deal Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices Best M1 MacBook Air prices today Retailer Price Adorama $749.00 View Deal $799.99 View Deal Costco $949.99 View Deal $999 View Deal $999.99 View Deal $999.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices Best Mac desktop deals U.S. B&H: M1 Mac mini (8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) : $679 ($20 off) Amazon: M1 Mac mini (8GB RAM, 512GB SSD) : $849 ($50 off) Amazon: 24-inch M1 iMac (8core CPU, 7core GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) : $1,149 ($150 off) Amazon: 24-inch M1 iMac (8core CPU, 8core GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) : $1,349($150 off) Expercom: Mac Studio M1 Max (10-core CPU, 24-core GPU, 32GB unified memory, 512GB SSD) : $1,899 ($100 off) U.K. AO.com, M1 Mac mini, 256GB : 619 (80 off) Ao.com, M1 Mac mini, 512GB : 814 (85 off) Currys, 24-inch M1 iMac, 7-core GPU : 1,124 (125 off). AO.com has the same deal. Amazon, 24-inch M1 iMac, 8-core GPU : 1,275 (174 off). KCRS, Mac Studio M1 Max (10-core CPU, 24-core GPU, 32GB unified memory, 512GB SSD) : 1,899.05 (100 off) Best prices on Mac Studio today For more Mac Studio deals on all models check out our round-up of the best Mac Studio deals . Retailer Price Adorama $1799.00 View Deal $1999 View Deal $1999.99 View Deal $2531.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Best prices on Mac mini today For more Mac mini deals on both models check out our round-up of the best Mac mini deals . Retailer Price $649.99 View Deal $698.94 View Deal $699.99 View Deal $1099.00 View Deal Adorama Not Available View Deal -corePrice comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices Best prices on 24-inch iMac today See our dedicated round-up of the best iMac deals . Retailer Price $1299 View Deal $1299.99 View Deal $1,349.99 View Deal Costco $1449.99 View Deal Adorama Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices Jason Cross/IDG Best Apple TV deals U.S. Amazon, 2021 Apple TV 4K (32GB) : $100 ($79 off) Amazon, 2021 Apple TV 4K (64GB) : $110 ($79 off) Amazon, 2022 Apple TV 4K (64GB) : $123.49 ($6.51 off) Amazon, 2022 Apple TV 4K (128GB) : $144.49 ($6.51 off) See our dedicated round-up of the best Apple TV deals Best Apple TV 4K prices today Retailer Price $123.49 View Deal Adorama $129.00 View Deal $129 View Deal $129.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Apple

Macworld 8 Dec 2022 7:57 pm

The best AirPods deals this month

Apples AirPods wireless headphones offer an iconic look, exceptional convenience and strong audio quality. They come with a premium price tag, however, so its important to shop around for a good deal or find a bunch of tech experts wholl do this for you. Thats where we come in. In this article we round up the best AirPods discounts and bundle deals to help you save money. Weve got the best prices on the 3rd-gen AirPods that were released in October 2021, and for the new 2nd-gen AirPods Pro that launched in September 2022. You may also find deals on early-2019 second-generation AirPods and AirPods Max. Here are quick links to the best deals; youll find more detailed advice and price comparisons for each model further down. Best AirPods deals Apple sells two sets of basic AirPods: the new 3rd-gen model introduced in 2021 (MSRP $179 in the US, and RRP 189 in the UK), and the 2nd-gen model from 2019 ($129/139). The deals arent huge at the start of the month, but we expect to see some nice bargains on at least some AirPods models as Black Friday approaches near the end of November. U.S. Amazon, AirPods Max: $450 ($99 off) Amazon, AirPods Pro (2nd gen) : $229 ($20 off) Amazon, AirPods (2nd gen) : $114.99 ($44 off) U.K Costco, AirPods (3rd gen, MagSafe case): 174.99 (14.01 off) Costco, AirPods Pro (2nd gen): 234.99 (15 off) John Lewis, AirPods Pro (2nd gen): 229 (20 off, plus 2-year guarantee) Costco, AirPods Max: 489.99 (59.01 off) AirPods (3rd gen, 2021; MSRP $179/189) Apple finally updated the ultra-popular AirPods in October 2021, after a wait of more than two and a half years. The new models feature a more Pro-like design and a MagSafe-compatible charging case; they also have improved battery life and water resistance, and support for Spatial Audio. Get all the info you need in our AirPods 3 review . You can buy direct from Apple , but youll find the best prices elsewhere in the automated table below. For specific advice, read our guide on where to buy the AirPods 3 . Retailer Price Adorama $99.00 View Deal $179.00 View Deal $179.00 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide AirPods (2nd gen, 2019; MSRP $129/139) Note that this version of the AirPods comes with an old-fashioned charging case which needs to be plugged in, as opposed to the wireless charging case bundled with the 2021 AirPods and AirPods Pro. (You can buy a wireless charging case separately, however.) Check the automated table below for any deals that have popped up since we last updated this article. Retailer Price Adorama $24.00 View Deal $119.99 View Deal $129 View Deal $135.51 View Deal $147.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices Best AirPods Pro deals The AirPods Pro came out in 2019, but a new version was released in September 2022. There are some great deals to be had on the older models. The comparison tables below gather the lowest prices on the AirPods Pro 1st and 2nd gen, so you can be sure not to miss out on any appealing deals. AirPods Pro (2nd-gen, 2022; MSRP $249/249) Apple launched the second-generation AirPods Pro alongside the iPhone 14 at its Far Out event. You can already find a pretty good discount on these, our favorite AirPods. Retailer Price $229.00 View Deal Adorama $249.00 View Deal $249.00 View Deal $249 View Deal $249.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices AirPods Pro (1st-gen, 2019; was $249/239) Retailer Price Adorama $119.00 View Deal $174.99 View Deal $209.00 View Deal $219.99 View Deal $222 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices Best AirPods Max deals Right now, the AirPods Max are available to buy directly from Apple for $549/549. Find the latest prices in our automated table embedded below. For some time now, weve been seeing third-party retailers undercut Apple by a significant margin. AirPods Max (MSRP $549/549) Retailer Price $439.99 View Deal Adorama $469.00 View Deal $479.99 View Deal $549 View Deal Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices For an in-depth look at your options here, read Where to buy AirPods Max . How to get a good deal on AirPods Good AirPods deals are rare and tend not to last long. If you see one (and youre sure the supplier is legit: look it up on TrustPilot if youve not bought from there before), grab it. The recommend price of the AirPods Max is $549 / 549 / AU$899. For the AirPods Pro its $249 / 239 / AU$399. For the early-2019 AirPods its $129 / 119 / AU$219. You should never pay more than these prices: weve seen unscrupulous retailers claim the MSRP/RRP is higher and work out savings based on that. The 2016 AirPods were removed from sale as soon as the early-2019 models came out, so never officially got a price cut from their launch price of $159/159. But if you do plump for these much older models, you shouldnt be paying even $100. If you cant find a seriously good deal, go for newer ones instead. Remember to take delivery and postage fees into account when evaluating deals; we include it in our list of prices but most retailers wont add it until youre at the checkout. And watch out for deals that seem too good to be true, but turn out to have no stock. We see this a lot. Bundle deals The best way to get a good price on AirPods may be to bundle them with a phone, although this is mainly an option in the UK. Three offers a variety of bundles that includes the AirPods. Visit the companys accessories page to browse the best options for you. EE lets you add AirPods to your plan for 10 a month spread over 11 months plus a 10 upfront fee (if youll settle for the 2019 models), or 15 a month + 10 for the 2021 models. The AirPods Pro, including the new MagSafe case for 2021, are 22 a month but with no upfront fee. In each case youll need to click Apple, then your choice of AirPods model. Vodafone and O2 arent currently bundling the AirPods with their iPhone plans, although O2 sells the 2021 AirPods , the early-2019 AirPods and the AirPods Pro on their own. Whichever bundle you go for, remember to check if youre getting the AirPods Pro, the early-2019 AirPods (sometimes called the second-gen or AirPods 2) or the new 2021 AirPods (third-gen or AirPods 3). If youre getting the AirPods Pro, find out if they include the new MagSafe charging case. AirPods buying advice Wondering if a pair of AirPods is right for you? Lets discuss the pros and cons. First of all, there are five models, of which three are still on sale: The original 1st-gen AirPods (2016), long discontinued; The 2nd-gen AirPods (2019), which are similar but add Hey Siri; The 1st-gen AirPods Pro (2019), which add improved audio quality and active noise cancellation, plus a new design, and are now discontinued; The 3rd-gen AirPods (2021), which add MagSafe support, improved battery life and some elements of the Pro design; And the 2nd-gen AirPods Pro (2022), which feature further improved sound quality and noise cancellation. (Plus theres the AirPods Max from 2020, which are over-ear headphones and essentially a completely different product to the rest of the AirPods range. For this reason we will discuss the Max model separately.) All four non-Max models are wireless, sitting in your ears and in theory staying there through snugness of fit alone. The advantages of this are clearthey allow you to go running or work out without worrying about snagging the cablesbut they may fall out once you pick up the pace. Our experience, however, is that the AirPods are among the best earbuds around in this regard. The AirPods Pro offer a snugger fit than the others because they have a choice of flexible ear tips, and are actually able to tell you whether youve selected the right tip or not. Sound quality is decent but not exceptional on the original and early-2019 models; the AirPods Pro are a step above thanks in part to their better fit and implementation of active noise cancellation. (We havent tested the 2021 AirPods audio quality yet, but Apple as ever talks a good game.) What AirPods consistently do better than non-Apple headphones is co-ordinate with other Apple products, thanks to the W1 chip (in the 2016 model) and H1 chip (2019 and 2021) which makes pairing with an iPhone a breeze. Battery-wise, most non-Max AirPods will last around five hours, but thats not the end of the story: they come with a little charging case with its own larger battery, so you can pop them back in for a rapid top up. The case should offer another 24 hours (give or take) before itll require charging. The 2021 AirPods, however, offer more in this department, with claimed figures of six hours out of the case and 30 hours in total. Weve got some advice on getting better AirPods battery life . Apples 2019 AirPods can respond to Hey Siri commands, charge wirelessly if you opt for the Wireless Charging Case, and offer more talk time than the originals. Those features are kept in the 2021 models, with Spatial Audio and Adaptive EQ added to the mix. For more detailed advice and thoughts on the best alternatives to Apples three cheaper AirPods models, read our guides to the Best wireless headphones and, more specifically, the Best wireless earbuds . The AirPods Max are a lot more expensive and a totally different proposition. Audio quality is almost universally considered to be exceptional, but its debatable whether its exceptional enough to justify that premium price tag. And many reviewers have pointed out that the case is oddly designed, given that the one part of the headphones that it doesnt protectthe mesh headbandis the one thats most vulnerable to damage. The AirPods Max are an appealing prospect, but unlikely to be practical for most budgets. Apple, Home Audio

Macworld 8 Dec 2022 7:57 pm

Amazon India isnt shutting businesses; it is reassessing some experiments: Manish Tiwary

Tech giant to double investments in its business-to-business (B2B) marketplace, pharmacy, grocery and social commerce.

The Economic Times 8 Dec 2022 7:39 pm

This time, the DoD gives four tech titans equal shot at piece of $9B cloud contract

It seems perhaps the rules of fairness your parents taught you as children also apply to large multi-billion dollar defense contracts. This week the DoD announced that it was awarding four big tech companies Amazon, Microsoft, Google and Oracle an equal opportunity to share in a $9 billion contract to bring the department [] This time, the DoD gives four tech titans equal shot at piece of $9B cloud contract by Ron Miller originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 8 Dec 2022 7:39 pm

Motorola adds a 90Hz display to its budget-friendly Moto G Play

Motorola is churning out another budget Android phone today with the Moto G Play (2023). The $170 handset runs an eight-core MediaTek Helio G37 chipset, the same entry-level processor from the latest Moto G Power . Unfortunately, although the new Moto G Play offers decent-enough specs on a budget, it also underscores Motorolas habit of churning out endless rehashes of cheap phones . The Android 12 handset has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage (expandable to up to 512GB with a microSD card). Its IPS TFT LCD 6.5-inch display has a mere 720p resolution but a fast 90Hz refresh rate, something you wont always see in this price range. The phone has three cameras on its back, a first for the Moto G Play series. A 16MP main lens gets help from 2MP macro and depth sensors to produce extreme closeups and portraits with blurred backgrounds. In addition, the rear camera and 5MP front sensor can each record full HD footage at 30 fps. Motorola Motorola says the phones 5,000mAh battery lasts up to three days and supports 10W rapid charging via USB-C. It has IP52 water protection, so it should withstand light splashes and spills. Continuing a familiar cost-cutting measure, the Moto G Play lacks NFC and 5G. The phones unlocked version launches on January 12 at Best Buy, Amazon and Motorola. UScellular and Canadian carriers will have it on the same day, with various US regional carriers following later.

Engadget 8 Dec 2022 7:30 pm

Amazon Kindle Scribe Review: Read and Write on this Pricey Ebook Reader

You can read ebooks, write notes, or mark up PDFs on this new slate, but your wallet will feel a lot lighter.

Wired 8 Dec 2022 7:30 pm

The best MacBook Pro and MacBook Air deals this month

With a number of MacBook models and configurations available, making sure youre getting the best price on the latest model and not being misled by reductions on older MacBooks is important. So, how can you make sure you find the best deals? Were here to help. Below youll find our top picks on todays best MacBook deals, as well as real-time price comparison at all major retailers for each of the MacBook models in Apples current line-up. Should you find a so-called deal that we do not list here, also refer to our chart listing the standard retail prices for each model, so you can be sure it really is a good deal. How much do MacBooks normally cost? For your reference, here are theregular prices for the standard configurationsof the current-generation MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. Anything else is an older-generation model (which is fineas long as you buy it knowing that this is the case, and consider any discounts with this in mind.) Model Price Specifications MacBook Air $999/999 M1, 8-core CPU, 7-core GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD MacBook Air $1,199/1,249 M2, 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD MacBook Air $1,499/1,549 M2, 8-core CPU, 10-core GPU, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD 13-inch MacBook Pro $1,299/1,349 M2, 8core CPU, 10core GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD 13-inch MacBook Pro $1,499/1,549 M2, 8core CPU, 10core GPU, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD 14-inch MacBook Pro $1,999/1,899 M1 Pro, 8-core CPU, 14-core GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD 14-inch MacBook Pro $2,499/2,399 M1 Pro, 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD 16-inch MacBook Pro $2,499/2,399 M1 Pro, 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD 16-inch MacBook Pro $2,699/2,599 M1 Pro, 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD 16-inch MacBook Pro $3,499/3,299 M1 Max, 10-core CPU, 32-core GPU, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD MacBook Deals from Apple Apple doesnt offer discounted prices for any of its products. Nevertheless, if your preference is to buy at Apple and nowhere else, consider shopping at Apples Refurbished and Clearance store . You can save $150 or more, depending on the laptop you pick. Refurbished Macs are just like new and they come with a full warranty. The stock of the Refurbished and Clearance Store varies from day to day, so if you dont find what you want, check back at a later date. Best Prices on M2 MacBook Air today The M2 MacBook Air is only a few months old, so you wont find drastic price reductions, but you can still save some money. Deals in the U.S.: Amazon: M2 MacBook Air 256GB : $1,149 ($50 off) Amazon: M2 MacBook Air 512GB : $1,350 ($149 off) In the U.K. you can find the following deals: Amazon, M2 MacBook Air 256GB : 1,109 (140 off) Amazon, M2 MacBook Air 512GB : 1,379 (170 off) For more MacBook Air deals check out our round-up of the best MacBook Air deals . And since they are selling out fast, read this to find out Where is the MacBook Air in stock . M2 MacBook Air deals Retailer Price $1149.99 View Deal $1199 View Deal Adorama $1199.00 View Deal $1199.00 View Deal Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices Best Prices on M1 MacBook Air today The M1 MacBook Air is Apples lowest-priced laptop, starting at $999. Shop around and you can save a few dollars. Here are a few sales that we found in the U.S.: Amazon: M1 MacBook Air 256GB : $800 ($199 off) In the U.K., here are the following deals: Amazon: M1 MacBook Air 256GB : 877.99 (121 off) M1 MacBook Air deals Retailer Price Adorama $749.00 View Deal $799.99 View Deal Costco $949.99 View Deal $999 View Deal $999.99 View Deal $999.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices Best Prices on 13-inch MacBook Pro today Apple released the new 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro just last June, and were finally finding good discounts. U.S: Amazon: 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro (256GB SSD) : $1,249 ($50 off) U.K: eBuyer, M2 13-inch MacBook Pro 256GB : 1,192.98 (156 off) Amazon, M2 13-inch MacBook Pro 512GB : 1,389.84 (160 off) 13in MacBook Pro deals For more MacBook Pro deals check out our round-up of the best MacBook Pro deals . Retailer Price $1149.00 View Deal Adorama $1179.00 View Deal $1,262.99 View Deal $1299 View Deal $1299 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices Best Prices on 14-inch MacBook Pro today You can find the following deals on the 14-inch MacBook Pro in the U.S.: Amazon: 14-inch M1 Pro MacBook Pro (10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) : $1,999.99 ($499 off) In the U.K.: Laptops Direct, M1 Pro 14in MacBook Pro, 14-core GPU : 1,719.97 (179 off) AO.com, M1 Pro 14in MacBook Pro, 16-core GPU : 2,103 (296 off) 14in MacBook Pro deals Cant find the MacBook Pro you want in stock? Find out where the MacBook Pro is in stock . Retailer Price $1854.95 View Deal $1,934.93 View Deal B&H Photo and Video $1999 View Deal Adorama $2199.00 View Deal $2499 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices Best Prices on 16-inch MacBook Pro today Amazon has the following deals on the 16-inch MacBook Pro. U.S.: Amazon: 16-inch M1 Pro MacBook Pro (10core CPU, 16core GPU, 16GB RAM, 512TB SSD) : $2,199 ($300 off) Amazon: 16-inch M1 Pro MacBook Pro (10core CPU, 16core GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) : $2,199 ($300 off) Amazon: 16-inch M1 Max MacBook Pro (10-core CPU, 32-core GPU, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD) : $3,307.70 ($192 off) U.K.: Amazon, M1 Pro 16in MacBook Pro, 16-core GPU : 2,129 (270 off) AO.com, M1 Pro 16in MacBook Pro, 16-core GPU, 1TB: 2,345 (254 off) Laptops Direct, M1 Max 16in MacBook Pro, 32-core GPU : 2,969.97 (329 off) 16in MacBook Pro deals Retailer Price Adorama $1749.00 View Deal $2,099.00 View Deal $2448 View Deal $2499 View Deal $2499.00 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices MacBook Buying Advice For most general consumers, the MacBook Air or the 13-inch MacBook Pro is the laptop to get. It offers a great combination of price and performance. Apples most affordable laptop is the $999 MacBook Air. The 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros are made for pro users who make high demands of the processor and graphics. These laptops were released in October 2021. If youre not clear on which MacBook to buy, we have a guide with recommendations for different use cases. Be aware that many third-party retailers will have Intel-based MacBooks for sale . Apple no longer uses Intel processors in its laptops, and these Intel models are older. Get the latest by looking for M1, M1 Pro, or M1 Max processors. If you have an Apple Card , use it with Apple Pay. You get 3 percent cash back on purchases made at the Apple Store, and 2 percent back on all other purchases made using Apple Pay. If you use the physical Apple Card, youll only get 1 percent back. If you plan to use the MacBook on the road often, consider buying AppleCare+ , Apples extended warranty. It adds up to two incidents of accidental damage protection every 12 months, each subject to a servicefee of $99 for screen damage or external enclosure damage, or $299 for other damage. It also includes 24/7 priority access tech support. AppleCare+ MSRP: From $29 Best Prices Today: $29 at Apple More Apple Deals Best Apple deals Best Mac mini deals Best iMac deals Best Mac Studio deals Best iPhone deals Best iPad deals Best Apple Watch deals Best AirPods deals Best Apple TV deals Mac, MacBook

Macworld 8 Dec 2022 7:12 pm

Tim Cook really wants you to buy Apples MagSafe chargers, now on sale from $30

After going on sale last month for Black Friday, Amazon today is back to offer holiday pricing on Apples lineup of MagSafe chargers. Shipping is free across the board. Headlining is theofficial 15W MagSafe Charger at$29.99. Youd more regularly pay $39 with todays offer marking a chance to outfit one of Apples latest handsets with all of theunique MagSafe chargingcapabilities at a return to its previous Thanksgiving Week pricing. As the brands official take on wireless charging, this accessory elevates the experience by providing all of the perks of a cable with the convenience of not having to actually plug anything in. It magnetically snaps onto the back of your device in order to provide 15W of power to an iPhone 14, as well as previous-generation 13 or 12 series handset. Head below for more for all of the other official MagSafe chargers on sale. more The post Tim Cook really wants you to buy Apples MagSafe chargers, now on sale from $30 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 8 Dec 2022 7:11 pm

Latest Amazon Fire 7 tablet is $45, with delivery by December 10

Want the latest Amazon Fire 7 tablet for $45? Grab it now from Best Buy and it'll be with you by December 10, in plenty of time for the holidays.

Digital Trends 8 Dec 2022 7:05 pm

8Bitdos customizable Pro 2 Bluetooth Controller for Switch, PC, more now $40 (Reg. $50)

For today only, as part of its Lightning deals, Amazon is now offering the 8Bitdo Pro 2 Bluetooth Controller for $39.99 shipped . All three colorways are marked down, but youll want to act fast because this deal is only live for another 7 hours and some options are starting to sell out. Regularly $50, it launched back in March of last year, is now at the lowest price we can find, and is matching our previous mention at 20% off. Not to be confused with the wired model that drops into the $28 range sometimes, this model delivers wireless Bluetooth connectivity to Nintendo Switch, PC, macOS, Android, and Raspberry Pi. The 8Bitdo Ultimate companion software can be used to remap the buttons, adjust the hair triggers, and tweak the vibration settings alongside built-in motion controls and a 20-hour rechargeable battery. Get a closer look in our launch coverage and head below for more. more The post 8Bitdos customizable Pro 2 Bluetooth Controller for Switch, PC, more now $40 (Reg. $50) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 8 Dec 2022 6:57 pm

The best iMac, Mac mini, & Mac Studio deals

Weve searched the web for the best prices on the latest iMac, Mac mini, and Mac Studio models, and offer our top picks on what to buy right now. Plus, our price-comparison charts update in real-time, saving you the bother of hunting down the best prices at all major retailers. Before you start looking at deals, it makes sense to know what is the usual pricing for Macs so you dont get conned. For your reference, here are theregular prices for the Mac mini, iMac, and Mac Studio. How much do Macs cost? Model Price Specifications Mac mini $699/699 M1 with 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Mac mini $899/899 M1 with 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD Mac mini $1,099/1,099 3.0GHz Intel Core i5, UHD Graphics630, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD 24-inch iMac $1,299/1,249 M1 with 8-core CPU, 7-core GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD 24-inch iMac $1,499/1,249 M1 with 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD 24-inch iMac $1,699/1,649 M1 with 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD Mac Studio $1,999/1,999 M1 Max with 10-core CPU, 24-core GPU, 32GB RAM, 512GB SSD Mac Studio $3,999/3,999 M1 Ultra with 20-core CPU, 48-core GPU, 64GB RAM, 1TB SSD Mac Deals From Apple Apple doesnt discount its Macs, but you might consider visiting Apples Refurbished and Clearance store . You can save some money off the regular price, and refurbished Macs are just as good as new with no cosmetic blemishes, a full one-year warranty, and free delivery and returns. If you are a veteran or a current member of the military, Apple has a special purchase program where you can get ten percent off all Apple products. Verification of your veteran or active military status is required using ID.me. The inventory of the Refurbished and Clearance Store ebbs and flows, so check back at a later date if you cant find what you want. Best Prices on Mac mini today U.S.: A few retailers have the Mac mini with a small markdown from the regular price. Heres whats on sale: Amazon: M1 Mac mini with 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD : $879.93 ($19.07 off the regular price) B&H: M1 Mac mini (8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) : $679 ($20 off) Amazon: M1 Mac mini (8GB RAM, 512GB SSD) : $849 ($50 off) U.K: AO.com, M1 Mac mini, 256GB : 619 (80 off) Ao.com, M1 Mac mini, 512GB : 814 (85 off) Note that some retailers routinely sell Intel-based Mac minis with big markdowns. While we recommend an M1-based Mac mini for the desktop, an Intel-based Mac mini makes a great media or file server on your network. Mac mini deals For more Mac mini deals on both models check out our round-up of the best Mac mini deals . Retailer Price $649.99 View Deal $698.94 View Deal $699.99 View Deal $1099.00 View Deal Adorama Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices Best Prices on 24-inch iMac today U.S.: Costco (membership not required): 8-Core CPU, 8-Core GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD iMac for $1,449 , which is $50 off the regular price Amazon: iMac with an 8-core CPU, 7-core GPU, 8GB RAM, and 256GB SSD for $1,249.99 in blue , pink , or silver . Thats $49.01 off the regular price. Amazon: iMac with an 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 8GB RAM, and 256GB SSD for $1,449.99 in orange , pink , purple , or yellow . Thats $49.01 off the regular price. The green version is available for $1,477.94 , which is $21.06 lower. Amazon: iMac with an 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 8GB RAM, and 512GB SSD for $1,649.99 in green or pink . Thats $49.01 off the regular price. U.K. Currys, 24-inch M1 iMac, 7-core GPU : 1,124 (125 off). AO.com has the same deal. Amazon, 24-inch M1 iMac, 8-core GPU : 1,275 (174 off). iMac deals For more iMac deals on all models check out our round-up of the best iMac deals . Retailer Price $1299 View Deal $1299.99 View Deal $1,349.99 View Deal Costco $1449.99 View Deal Adorama Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices Best Prices on Mac Studio today US deals: Expercom: Mac Studio M1 Max (10-core CPU, 24-core GPU, 32GB unified memory, 512GB SSD) : $1,899 ($100 off) UK deals: KCRS, Mac Studio M1 Max (10-core CPU, 24-core GPU, 32GB unified memory, 512GB SSD) : 1,899.05 (100 off) For more Mac Studio deals on all models check out our round-up of the best Mac Studio deals . Mac Studio deals Retailer Price Adorama $1799.00 View Deal $1999 View Deal $1999.99 View Deal $2531.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Mac buying advice Many retailers carry Mac configurations that are different from the standard configurations. They may have more RAM, a higher-capacity SSD, ethernet, or some other optional feature. This will affect the price. When shopping, maybe sure you read the specifications carefully so you get the Mac with the specs that you want. Some retailers may sell older Intel-based Macs with deep discounts. Know that these Macs are older models and while they may be sold as new, theyre only new in the sense that they have never been used. If you have an Apple Card , use it with Apple Pay. You get 3 percent cash back on purchases made at the Apple Store, and 2 percent back on all other purchases made using Apple Pay. If you use the physical Apple Card, youll only get 1 percent back. More Apple deals Best Apple deals Best MacBook Pro deals Best MacBook Air deals Best iPhone deals Best iPad deals Best Apple Watch deals Best AirPods deals Best Apple TV deals iMac, Mac, Mac Mini

Macworld 8 Dec 2022 6:54 pm

Apples Find My Leather MagSafe Wallet delivers before the holidays at $45 Black Friday price

Amazon is now once again offering the latest Apple Leather MagSafe Wallet with Find My for $44.99 shipped in multiple colors. Regularly $59, this is nearly 25% off the going rate, matching our Black Friday mention, and it is still listed as arriving before Christmas. While we did see fleeting and quite limited offer from Verizon as well as on select colorways for less in the past, this is a great chance to score one for gifts with a solid discount on a few different colorways. Alongside the same specially tanned and finished European leather construction as the previous OG model, which is currently on sale at $26 , the newer offering delivers support for Apples Find My tech so you can lock down its location if it ever gets misplaced. Dive into our review of the new model and then head below for more. more The post Apples Find My Leather MagSafe Wallet delivers before the holidays at $45 Black Friday price appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 8 Dec 2022 6:38 pm

Amazon Wardrobe Refresh Sale: Enjoy 50-80% Off on Men's Footwear

Amazon Wardrobe Refresh Sale starts on December 9, offering big discounts and the new launch of several fashion products, including footwear. This Sale has fantastic discounts on various top brands like Crocs, Bata, Hush Puppies, Puma, Sparx and much more. It has a minimum discount of 35% on Mens footwear. Read this article to learn more about this Amazon Sale.

The Economic Times 8 Dec 2022 6:33 pm

Instants Solo Single Serve Coffee Maker undercuts Black Friday at $60, more from $40

Joining a range of ongoing Instant Pot holiday deals, Amazon is now offering its Solo Single Serve Coffee Maker in all colors for $59.99 shipped . Regularly $100, youre looking at $40 off and a price $10 lower than we tracked for Black Friday at Amazon this year. While we did see it go for $58 during Prime Day, todays deal is still a notable one and a great chance to land the Solo under the tree with a solid discount. Not only does it support the plethora of K-Cup capsules out there, but it also ships with a specially designed reusable pod so you can use your favorite ground beans as well. A pre-infuse cycle quickly soaks the grounds before brewing for a more flavorful cup of coffee alongside adjustable brew strengths and your choice of three brew sizes the whole process takes just 90 seconds. More details and deals below. more The post Instants Solo Single Serve Coffee Maker undercuts Black Friday at $60, more from $40 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 8 Dec 2022 6:22 pm

Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Oracle will share the Pentagon's $9 billion cloud contract

Over a year after shutting down its previous attempt at modernizing its IT infrastructure, the Department of Defense (DOD) has picked Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Oracle as its new cloud service providers. The Pentagon has awarded the companies separate contracts for the Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability (JWCC) project, and according to Reuters , they will have a shared budget ceiling of $9 billion. This initiative is a successor to DOD's cancelled Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) program that was supposed to connect its different divisions using a single cloud service provider. If you'll recall, the department awarded Microsoft with the $10 billion JEDI contract in 2019. Shortly after that, though, Amazon challenged Microsoft's victory in court, claiming that the evaluation process had clear deficiencies, errors and unmistakable bias. Amazon argued back then that the Pentagon's decision was based on egregious errors and the result of improper pressure from President Donald J. Trump. The company accused the former President of launching repeated public and behind-the-scenes attacks against it in an effort to steer the Pentagon away from giving the JEDI contract to Jeff Bezos, his perceived political enemy. While the Pentagon's inspector general office had found no evidence that Trump interfered with the selection process, it also noted that several White House officials did not cooperate with its investigation. In the end, the department chose to cancel the JEDI project because it no longer meets its needs. Now, under the JWCC, the Pentagon will work with several vendors for the cloud capabilities and services it needs instead of with just a single one. The companies' contracts will run until 2028 and will provide the DOD access to centralized management and distributed control, global accessibility, advanced data analytics and fortified security, among other capabilities.

Engadget 8 Dec 2022 6:10 pm

First Amazon discount lands on Googles new Nest WiFi 6 Pro systems from $170 (Save $30+)

Amazon is now offering the Google Nest WiFi Pro 3-Node Mesh System for $339.99 shipped . Typically fetching $400, youre looking at the very first discount courtesy of the retailer at $60 off. This is an all-time low and only the second chance to save period since launching earlier in the year. Googles latest in-house Wi-Fi router arrives centered around entirely new builds that pack in the latest networking tech. This 3-node package sports Wi-Fi 6E support that can provide 6,600-square feet of whole-home coverage with up to 5.4Gb/s speeds over the tri-band connection, as well as extra Ethernet ports to handle wired devices. Dive into our hands-on review for a closer look at what to expect from the package and then head below for more. more The post First Amazon discount lands on Googles new Nest WiFi 6 Pro systems from $170 (Save $30+) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 8 Dec 2022 6:01 pm

Agent Tina, Yashoda, Jaya Jaya Hey: How women in action roles have evolved on screen

Cinema Actors like Vasanthi, Samantha, Regina, and Darshana have recently featured in action sequences, designing a new imagination of women who fight on screen. Saradha U Facebook, Instagram/ Darshana Rajendran, Raaj Kamal International Films, Sridevi Movies A woman actor in a supporting role, who is not a known face in Tamil cinema, stealing the show in a tautly strung and gripping stunt sequence, is hardly what we expect to see in a multi-starrer movie featuring bigwigs like Kamal Haasan, Vijay Sethupathi and Fahadh Faasil in the lead. Nested in the second half of the Lokesh Kanagaraj directorial Vikram (2022), there is an unpredictable action sequence where the makers disclose that the woman who played Valiamma, the domestic worker in the initial part of the movie is actually a secret agent who saves the members of the family, much like Kamals titular Vikram. It is revealed that the woman who went from being the understanding akka (elder sister) in the household to a black-ops officer fighting a group of men and hacking some of them to death with a fork, is Agent Tina. Not only did the scene open to astounding applause in theatres, but the actor also managed to upstage actor Kamal Haasan in the scene. The role was played by Vasanthi, who assisted dance master Dinesh before her debut in Vikram. In the media interactions that were held post the release of the film, director Lokesh Kanagaraj revealed that the idea of introducing a female secret agent halfway through the film was a part of the script since its inception. Interestingly, a few Telugu and Malayalam films from recent times have become part of this trend and have also opted to introduce fight sequences featuring women actors as a twist. This is new to South Indian commercial entertainers and specifically to Kollywood a welcome departure considering that physically demanding action roles have been conventionally assigned to men. It is also worth noting that even in our collective imagination, the act of a woman engaging in a physical tussle is not normalised, and is perceived as a rarity. Audiences are caught by surprise while seeing a woman fight, on-screen or otherwise, only because they are unfortunately thin on the ground. However, one cannot help but wonder whether, in the case of Lokesh Kangarajs Vikram, it was also the lack of well-written roles for other women actors appearing on screen (Gayathrie and Fahadhs infantile baby-baby romance, an unfunny montage featuring Vijay Sethupathi and his three wives, and Swathishta Krishnan as the seemingly unwitting mother) that left viewers astonished during the Agent Tina reveal. As opposed to usual fight sequences in Indian cinema which are known for the grandeur and humongous scale in which they are shot, a number of films in recent times, especially the ones featuring women in action roles, have taken a more grounded and realistic approach. Flurries of slo-mo punches and swashbuckling stunts have been replaced with physically grueling sequences grounded in gritty realism. Read: Vikram review: Kamal, Fahadh and Vijay Sethupathi film is action all the way Not just for kicks: When women fight on screen Women appearing in more action-based roles has contributed to the evolving nature of action choreography. There is more emphasis on the stunt direction falling in line with the plotlines and characters on screen, rather than amplifying the hero or the lead male actor through the stunts. In Darshana Rajendran and Basil Josephs recent Malayalam movie Jaya Jaya Jaya Jaya Hey which was released in October this year, the fight put up by Jaya (Darshana Rajendran), a victim of domestic abuse against her husband Rajesh played by Basil Joseph (who is the abuser), is not just metaphorical but also takes shape when she engages in a physical brawl with him. In a hilarious role reversal, Jaya, who is slapped by Rajesh frequently, stands up against him. Speaking about how the fight sequences were crafted in the black-comedy film, Darshana Rajendran said in an earlier interview with TNM, I trained in Taekwondo for two months, only for the film. I had nothing to do with martial arts before. The training wasnt actually that much but cinema aids you in ways that sometimes you are also amazed by. It looked like a lot of stunts because we had proper stunt choreographers, the camera crew, etc. she said. The technical crew included Johnkutty as the editor, Felix Fukuyoshi Ruwwe as the action director, and Bablu Aju as the cinematographer. Watch: The stunts of Jaya Hey were real: Deleted scenes from Darshana-Basil interview Read: Alias Badru to Darshanas Jaya: Domestic abuse victims are finding a voice in cinema In the web series Family Man 2 which premiered on Amazon Prime Video last year, Samantha plays Raji, a highly skilled rebel operative with LTTE. The visual grammar of the stunts greatly vary depending on Rajis emotional arc. In the introductory episodes of the series, Raji is groped by a creep commuting on the bus. It happens at a time when Raji stays under the radar and works in a factory in Tamil Nadu. She suffers in silence so as to not draw any attention to herself. However, when the harassment persists and when the man stalks her, she ferociously fights him. A few whacks and punches later, we see the perpetrator laying on the ground, having sustained severe injuries. Raji is more unfazed and swift in a foot chase scene involving interconnected shots and intricate stunt choreography where she is followed by a team of intelligence officers and cops. The action choreography in Yashoda, Samanthas latest film which was released last month, also took the realistic route. Yannick Ben who was on board as the stunt choreographer for Yashoda says, Usually, the task is to follow the vision of the director and bring it to life. In this film, Samantha plays a pregnant woman. So we had to be careful while showing how she moves or attacks because a pregnant woman will also have to care about the baby. Yannick, who also choreographed the stunts for The Family Man 2, notes that the actors commitment to her fitness regime made the job easier for his team. Samantha had been diagnosed with an autoimmune condition called Myositis at the time of the shoot. But she is very committed and meticulously exercises. She is also naturally good with fight scenes, he says. Read: Yashoda review: Samantha is great in a thriller suffering from male gaze Nivedha Thomas and Regina Cassandras Telugu film Saakini Daakini which was released earlier this year, tracks the story of two rivals-turned-friends Shalini and Damini from the police academy, taking charge of a police investigation to expose a human trafficking racket. Halfway through the film, we find a hilarious quarrel set in a restaurant, between the two leads and a gang involved in human trafficking. There are beards catching on fire, ponytails being snatched and heads smashing against tables in this berserk yet hilarious scene from the action entertainer. This sequence stands out in comparison to the over-the-top and dramatic stunt work that plays out in the climax but actor Regina Cassandra tells TNM that they added layers to the script in their own ways. It is the remake of an action comedy Korean film Midnight Runners. The film having fight sequences and the film showing two women in such a light made me more eager to do it. It is a commercial film at the end of the day, so it is not too dark or is not on the face when it comes to promoting the idea of women fighting, but that is the underlying theme, she says. Regina also adds that both the actors trained in Jujutsu for a few months to get the basics right. Women are expected to dance and sing, not fight The reason behind films featuring women actors having a more grounded and realistic approach towards stunt work perhaps has to do with the fact that more often than not, filmmakers cast women actors in action roles only when it is absolutely essential for the script. The high-octane actioners listed in the filmography of leading men in cinema are a testament to the fact that the same cannot be said about their female counterparts. In fact, some of the male stars even have specific stunts and moves that are repeatedly used in movies owing to their high recall value. I have done a number of action roles because it suits my physique and seems to go with my personality, but it is not the norm. We expect women actors to be trained in dance or music, and the heroes to be trained in martial arts or its equivalent. So it really comes down to how a filmmaker wants to portray the actor, Regina says. The actor who has also had a fair share of stunts in other films points out that it is an area that requires more focus. The stunt team usually consists of men. Unless they consciously make an effort to think about how a woman would fight or consider the psychology of fighting itself, the choreography would only mirror how men fight. We dont have a female stunt assistant even if the lead actor is training in stunts, A lot of stunts we see in movies result from emulating the stunt performances of men. A few stunt choreographers tell TNM that women stunt choreographers are unheard of, as far as south Indian movies are concerned. Yannicks opinion differs on the subject. Gender does not matter while choreographing a fight scene. Wed have to understand who the character is and the level of expertise they demonstrate in the film, Yannick remarks. In a number of films in the past, the male gaze seems to have manifested itself cinematically, not only through the action choreography but also through the costume choices and cinematography in films featuring women in stunt sequences. Unlike the aforementioned films, women superhero characters such as DCs Wonder Woman have been hypersexualised. This is exemplified by the logic-defying choice of clothes blue star-covered shorts, and a red bustier top donned by the actor playing the titular role in the 1975 Television series Wonder Woman. While any actor appearing in an action role, regardless of their gender, would be expected to look the part, we only see sleek women conforming to conventional beauty norms in action roles. In some cases, Gothic fashion has been the go-to choice. However, Regina also says, I have played a cop in a film where I was required to fight. The costumes were very similar to the ones worn by men because we found that even in real life, women cops avoid wearing clothes that are traditionally feminine, to avoid standing out and in order to survive in a male-dominated industry. So perhaps some of these depictions mirror reality, the actor observes. Nevertheless, with the success of recent films like Everything Everywhere All At Once globally, and movies like Yashoda and Vikram that are closer to home, both Regina and Yannick are hopeful about seeing more women actors in action roles in the future. We had actors like Vijayashanthi who specialised in stunts. Ultimately it boils down to commercial viability. With the success of so many Hollywood films as well as more movies closer to home in recent times, we can be optimistic about seeing more roles along similar lines, Regina observes. Read: Prithviraj in Aadujeevitham to Rajisha in June: Actors intensive fitness training

The News Minute 8 Dec 2022 5:45 pm

The Morning After: San Francisco reverses approval of lethal police robots

In November, the San Francisco Police Department proposed approving the use of remote-controlled robots with deadly force. This was after a law came into effect requiring California officials to define the authorized use of military-grade equipment. It would have allowed police to equip robots with explosives to contact, incapacitate or disorient violent, armed or dangerous suspects. San Francisco's Board of Supervisors approved this proposal, initially, despite opposition by civil rights groups. However, during the second of two required votes, the board voted to ban the use of lethal force by police robots . According to the San Francisco Chronicle , this is unusual as the board's second votes typically echo the first results. In the initial proposal, authorities could only use the robots for lethal force after they've exhausted all other possibilities, and a high-ranking official would have to approve their deployment. Dean Preston, a supervisor who opposes the use of robots as deadly force, said the policy will place Black and brown people in disproportionate danger of harm or death. In a subsequent statement, Preston said: There have been more killings at the hands of police than any other year on record nationwide. We should be working on ways to decrease the use of force by local law enforcement, not giving them new tools to kill people. Mat Smith The biggest stories you might have missed Dysons Zone air-purifying headphones start at $949 Ayaneo's Air Pro is a taste of the portable PC gaming future Microsoft Teams takes on Facebook groups with community hubs Atari revives unreleased arcade game too damn hard for gamers in 1982 Amazon is being sued for allegedly 'stealing' driver tips in DC Blue Origin makes another bid for a NASA lunar lander contract Amazon's Echo Show 5 bundled with a Blink Mini is on sale for only $50 Google's Nest Hub drops to $39 with a free smart bulb Diablo IV preview This feels worryingly good. The latest Diablo game is shaping up to be another notable evolution of the series, combining some of the best parts of Diablo II and III while adding the graphics (and cosmetic microtransactions) we usually get with a big-budget online game in 2022. Expect legions of monsters to slaughter, challenging boss fights and so much loot. Engadgets Igor Bonifacic was intrigued after a few hours of playing the preview. Diablo IVs open beta kicks off early next year not long until you can test it out yourself. Continue reading. This smartphone has a pop-out portrait lens for 'pure' bokeh A 'world-first' feature from a brand youve probably never heard of. Many smartphones these days offer artificial bokeh in their portrait photography modes, but with the help of a retractable camera, you can achieve true optical bokeh without missing any edges. Thats what Chinese brand Tecno has achieved with the Phantom X2 Pro 5G, which packs a world-first pop-out portrait lens. Its also got a gigantic camera array. Intrigued? Continue reading. Take a look at NASA's high-resolution images of Orion's final lunar flyby Taken on a heavily modified GoPro Hero 4. NASA Orion just made its final pass around the Moon on its way to Earth, and NASA has released some of the spacecraft's best photos so far. These were taken with a high-resolution camera (actually a GoPro Hero 4, with some major adjustments). Orion's performance so far has been outstanding, according to NASA program manager Howard Hu. It launched on November 15th as part of the Artemis 1 mission atop NASA's mighty Space Launch System. The next mission, Artemis II, is scheduled in 2024 to carry astronauts on a similar path to Artemis I, without landing on the Moon. Continue reading. Microsoft vows to bring 'Call of Duty' to Nintendo consoles Phil Spencer confirmed a 10-year commitment should Microsoft's Activision deal go through. Blizzard Activision If Microsofts acquisition of Activision Blizzard goes through, the company vows to bring C all of Duty to Nintendo and to continue making it available on the latter's consoles for at least 10 years. Phil Spencer, Microsoft Gaming's CEO, has announced the company's commitment on Twitter, adding: Microsoft is committed to helping bring more games to more people however they choose to play. During an interview, Spencer said that the company intends to treat Call of Duty like Minecraft , making it available across platforms and that he would love to see [the game] on the Switch. Continue reading.

Engadget 8 Dec 2022 5:45 pm

Amazon Wardrobe Refresh Sale: Best Mini Lipsticks at Pocket-Friendly Prices

Wedding and travelling seasons are ON, and so is the Amazon Wardrobe Refresh Sale. It is time to enjoy big discounts and offers on your favourite fashion product.Be it apparel, beauty, or footwear; Amazon Wardrobe Refresh Sale is a must to explore. In this article, youll find the best mini lipsticks available at pocket-friendly prices during Amazon Wardrobe Refresh Sale.

The Economic Times 8 Dec 2022 5:03 pm

2022 Amazon Kindle 11th Generation Launched In India: Price Details Here

New Delhi: Amazon India has launched the updated 2022 Kindle 11th generation. The new 2022 Amazon Kindle 11th generation has a 6-inch display with 300 ppi, an adjustable front light, and dark mode capabilities. The glare-free display, according to Amazon, has three times as many pixels as the e-readers previous generation. Amazon Kindle (11th Gen) [] The post 2022 Amazon Kindle 11th Generation Launched In India: Price Details Here appeared first on Pragativadi .

Pragativadi 8 Dec 2022 4:51 pm

Launch price for the TECNO POVA 4 is Rs.12000

New Delhi: Tecno Powa 4 is the latest low-cost smartphone from the brand that has just been released. Its price is Rs. 11,999 and will be offered on Amazon starting December 13. As for the exceptional features of the device, they include a 6,000mAh battery, a Helio G99 chipset, a 50MP main camera, and a 90Hz LCD display. It is available in Cryolite Blue and Uranolith Grey. Chinese smartphone maker TECNO is focusing on increasing its market share in the low-cost smartphone market in India. The phone claims that it gives up to 10 hours of talk time in just 10 minutes of charging. Also, it is said to have 20% bigger battery capacity, as compared to other competitors in the market. Also Read: Tensor G2 SoC in the Google Pixel Fold The Tecno Pova 4 sports a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, a noticeable bottom bezel, and a punch-hole cutout in the centre. The dual camera unit is located on the rear panel, which has a gradient finish. The smartphone flaunts a 6.82-inch HD+ (720x1640 pixels) LCD screen with 20:9 aspect ratio, 90Hz refresh rate, and 180Hz touch sampling rate. Its thickness is 8.7mm. Also Read: NASA's Ingenuity helicopter breaks records by flying 46 feet above Mars The TECNO POWA 4 includes a 50MP (f/1.6) main camera, an unknown secondary lens, and dual-LED flash. It has an 8MP front-facing camera for selfies and video calls. The Tecno Pova 4 is powered by the MediaTek Helio G99 chipset paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. 5 GB of virtual RAM is also included. The hardware debuts HiOS 12 over Android 12. It houses a 6,000mAh battery with 18W charging support. A 3.5mm jack, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, 4G, Wi-Fi and a Type-C port are available for connectivity. Also Read: The Vivo Y02 was released in India for Rs. 9,000 The sole 8GB/128GB variant of the Tecno Powa 4 is priced at Rs. 11,999. Amazon will start selling it from December 13. It comes in Cryolite Blue and Uranolith Gray colours.

News Track 8 Dec 2022 4:21 pm

Latest Latkan Designs: - These latkans will enhance the beauty of your Anarkali suit, have a look

Often we feel like going to the wedding but due to the simplicity of the clothes or suits, we feel a bit awkward. If you are thinking of wearing an Anarkali suit in an upcoming wedding, but it is simple, then try this method told by us. You can give a new look to your suit by using the latest latkan design and wearing it to a wedding. Let's see these latkan designs. Drop latkan This type of latkan looks very beautiful with Anarkali suits. By the way, the latkan is applied on the back side but if you want, you can also apply it on the waist of your Anarkali suit. Nowadays many such suits are also coming which have a string on the waist and there is also a latkan on it. You can put on the suit by taking a matching latkan of your suit. Pillow latkan These days, whether it is a lehenga or a suit, these types of latkans are liked a lot. You can put this latkan in your Anarkali suit which will look very beautiful as well as your look will also be good. If you want, instead of a small latkan, you can also use a long and more designed latkans. Golden ball latkan You can carry this type of latkan with your suit. If your suit has golden colour then definitely try this latkan. You will also find silver colour in a similar latkan. If the silver colour of this latkan is taken, then it will go with the rest of your suit and blouse as well. Floral latkan Some latkans are such that you like them just by seeing them. One of them is this flower-like latkan. This kind of latkan will suit and feed your look very much. If you are wearing a cotton suit then this latkan design is perfect for that. Image credit- amazon DISCLAIMER Your skin and body are as different as you are. We endeavour to bring you correct, safe and expert-verified information through our articles and social media handles, but still, you must consult your doctor before trying any home remedy, hack or fitness tip.

Kalam Times 8 Dec 2022 4:11 pm

Pentagon awards $9 bn Cloud project to Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Oracle

Ending the bitter Cloud war, the Pentagon has awarded its multi-bn dollar Cloud-computing contract to all the major players -- Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Oracle - that can reach up to $9 bn

Business Standard 8 Dec 2022 3:41 pm

Pentagon Awards $9 bn Cloud Project to Amazon, Google And Other Major Players

After witnessing a bitter war over the $10 billion JEDI (Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure) Cloud computing contract, the Pentagon last year announced a new cloud initiative that replaced the ill-fated JEDI contract.

News18 8 Dec 2022 3:25 pm

New on Amazon Prime Video: Yashoda, Forbidden Marriage, Doom Patrol Season 4, and more

Other highlights that are coming to Amazon Prime Video this week include Something From Tiffanys and The Bad Guy Season 1

The Hindu 8 Dec 2022 3:14 pm

Amazon Echo Show 15 Owners Get A Big Free Upgrade

New software update will turn the Echo Show 15 into an Amazon Fire TV

Forbes 8 Dec 2022 2:48 pm

Pentagon Awards Google, Amazon, Oracle, and Microsoft $9 Billion Contracts to Build a Cloud Computing Network for the US Military

These four companies will be tasked to provide enterprise-wide, globally available cloud services across all security domains and classification levels.

NewsLookup 8 Dec 2022 2:20 pm

Apple 2022 year in review

In this episode of the Macworld Podcast, well go over some of the highlights and lowlights for Apple in 2022. Its the year in review. This is episode 819 with Jason Cross , Michael Simon , and Roman Loyola . Listen to episode 819 on Apple Podcasts Listen to episode 819 on Spotify Subscribe to the Macworld Podcast You can subscribe to the Macworld Podcastor leave us a review! right here in the Podcasts app . The Macworld Podcast is also available on Spotify . Or you can point your favorite podcast-savvy RSS reader at: https://feeds.megaphone.fm/macworld To find previous episodes, visit Macworlds podcast page or our home on MegaPhone . Transcript of Macworld Podcast episode 819: Apple 2022 year in review RL:In this episode of the Macworld Podcast, well go over some of the highlights and lowlights for Apple in 2022.Its the year in review coming up. Stay tuned. RL: Welcome to the Macworld Podcast. Im Roman Loyola [RL] here with Jason Cross [JC]. JC: Good morning. RL: And Michael Simon [MS]. MS: Hello, sir. RL:Sosince its the end of the year and its also a slow news time of the year. MS: Apple released Apple Music Sing today.That was big news on Macworld.com. RL: But yeah, were going to take this opportunity todo the usual end-of-year topics and today were going to do the year in review. Overall, going through and trying to see what happened during the year, major announcements, I had thisfeeling beforehand, but it kind of reaffirmed to me that compared to the last couple of yearsit was kind of a regular, ho-hum year. MS: Particularly with the Mac, it started outreally strong. We got the Mac Studio, whichis the first new Mac in I dont know how many years, but a long time. And the redesignedMacBook Air, which was great. And then nothing. Like literally nothing. JC: Well, yeah. Studio Display, first monitor in a million years. MS: Yeah, right. So, all of that came in March and then July or June, July brought the MacBook Air redesign and the M2 chip. Then the whole second half of the year, it was like absolutely JC: Yeah, everyone expected MacBook Pros with the M2 Pro and Macs and Ultra and stuff. MS:Maybe a Mac Pro which they teased inMarchbut we didnt get it. JC: Yeah, and all that stuffs been apparently delayed till the spring at least, just supplyshortages and all that other stuff. I still think thats a pretty good Mac year. Firstall, the new Air is great. The M1 was already a good chip, but that old design really needed, improvement to giant bezels and stuff. So yeah, thats great. Thats my favorite Mac.Mac Studio was a giant surprise. Everybody knew a Mac Pro was coming at some point.And we were all thinking, oh, when theres going to be like a bigger iMac, like Applessilicon iMac and something added, and then out of nowhere, theyre like, surprise, like,super powerful, tiny, like small form factor PC. MS: That rumor, I remember it was like three or four days before the event started to kindof pick up the display and they didnt know at the time what it was going to be called, that it was a real powerful tiny Mac for your desktop. JC:Like two or three Mac mini stacked on top of each otherkind of thing.And its like, yeah, we had no idea.And I thought that was like a real kind of resurgencefor the Mac in a lot of ways,because certainly the M1 iMac, as it is now that 24-inch size M1 iMac and the Mac Mini, those dont really satisfy all the desktopusers. Then theres this wide gulf to the Mac Pro, this huge gap because they made the Mac Pro such a high-end, huge high-end machine. Yeah, it filled in that gap for it, really. MS: Yeah, the Mac Studio with an Ultra is, as it stands faster than the Mac Pro, thatll change onceit gets Apple silicon, but yeah, for two, three, $4,000, which is, thats a significant investment,but not out of reach for smaller creative type to development studios. You can get a real powerfulmachine. JC: Even just the one I have is the entry level, right? But for somebody who doesnt, need or want a laptop, they dont want to pay for a battery and a screen and all that other stuff.There was just nothing in that range. Its relatively affordable as Apple stuffgoes. Yeah, I thought a tremendous product. I thought the studio display was the one thathad me scratching my head. They put like a whole iPhone in it. Its got all this storage. MS: Touch display. Its like an iOS device. JC: Yeah. It has no power button or other physical controls of any kind. I understand the cameraandspeakersaspect, but its got all this storage it doesnt need and it doesnt have display stuff it should have. It has no HDR, high refresh rate. They made weird choiceswith that. MS: It kind of died out, but when the reviews came out, the camera was basically trashedand Apple kind of fixed it, but then people said they didnt and then we havent heardabout it since and I dont have one to know if its gotten any better, but I doubt it.Its just an inferior camera in an expensive display and you get 5K, but no one reallyneeds 5K.4K would have been fine, chop 300 bucks off.It is, youre right.Its a weird JC: And we do need HDR, right?We do needHDRand variable refresh rate would be nice for creatives, but we didnt get those.Yeah.So 4K HDR instead of 5K.Its the old eight-year-old iMac 27-inch panel.Its essentially that panel just with the brightness cranked up a little bit. Yeah, it seems like everything was a new, better version of something we had. MS: Yeah.Apple Watch Ultra falls absolutely into that category where theres a lot of new stuffthere.The design is different, the display is different, the action button is total but its stilljust kind of a variation on a theme, filling a niche that the Apple Watch might not havefelt. Good price, 800 bucks I thought. JC: I was shocked. MS: For what it is.Thats a solid price.They had it for a 730 over Black Friday which is I mean thats if it wasnt such abig watch, like if it was a 45mm, I might have considered it. Its too big for me.I just dont like that type of watch.It isnt for me.Even though I wouldnt regardless of how small it is, I dont use three quarters ofit.What I would really want is the battery life.My biggest barrier to using an Apple Watch every single day is the fact that I constantlyI had to take it off my wrist to charge it.The Apple Watch Ultra gives you 36 out of the box and then you can even push that to60.Thats acceptable.I have an SE1 that I really want to use every day and I just cant because I take it off,I put it on the charger and then I forget to put it back on for a day and a half.Happens all the time. JC: What other hardware was interesting this year?We got some, I think, like the M2 update to the iPads was uninteresting.The 10th gen iPad was, I thought, a disappointment, just becausethey introduced it, its the 10th gen iPad, but they introduced it like its a new in-between product.They kept the 9, they raised the price a lot, and then they had that complete wonkiness with the pencil support and stuff like that.I love where they put the camera and then everything else about that, Im like, no, it just feels greedy. MS: Well, its fine.Sothe 10th gen iPad is a fine product. Its not a $449 product is the problem if it was $399, if that was a regular $399, were looking at a complete effect.I wrote a deal today was on sale for $399 and at that price point, its way moreunderstandable. That $50 puts it from maybe to dont even consider it. JC: Yeah, and they could have gotten rid of the 9th gen.Its still cheaper but like that, they could still it would be cheap enough that theycould have gotten rid of the 9thgenand it would be clear.This thing where they keep the 9th gen around and they have the 10th gen and they both usethe old pencil and then theres theits just kind of a mess.I feel like just get the Air. MS: And the 9thgenis still a very popular product.SoI understand why they keep it around.Sodrop that price to $299 and make the new one $399.Youhave toprice it far enough away. $399 and $329.Sothe 9th gen I pay $329, if they price the 10th gen at $399 thats not enough. JC:I think the ninth gen iPads popular because its the cheapest one and people just want a thing.But they got to get rid of it. They got to get that out of the lineup. Theyre sticking aroundwith that stupid old design from a decade ago. Its got to go. I was excited that they could get it to go with a new design and then they made the new design too expensive and kept the old onearound. Im like, oh, what are you doing? MS: Thats what we were expecting. When weweheard rumors about the 10th gen iPad for a long time that it would kind ofbe aniPadbut not and this and the home button is moving and Im sorry, an iPad Air but not. We thoughtalright, maybe $349, maybe they raised it a little bit. Thats fantastic but then $449is like well, wait a minute, thats way too much. And Im sure at some point theyll tweakthatpricingbut I wouldnt recommend it to anybody. The mini at that price, the miniis $499, the Air is$599and I know thats $150 more but youre getting so much of abetter tablet for your money there. JC: And then if you want to use the Apple Pencil, youhave todo all these dongles and stuff. So yeah, so that was a swing and a miss for me.The new Apple TV, I think was fine.There was nothing wrong with the old one, but what I love about it is, I mean, itssmaller, it has no fan.You couldnt hear the fan in the old one or anything.Yeah, nobody knows because it barely moves. What I love about it is they did the right thing,which is they dropped the price and they dropped it a lot. The new one with twice the storage ofthe old one is cheaper. They did get rid of the ethernet port unless you buy the more expensiveone, but you canactually evenbuy the more expensive one for $20 less than the old cheap one. MS: Thetop of the lineApple TV 4K is the same price as the Apple TV HD from earlier thisyear which isthats a massive price cut.No one should have bought but Im sure people did because they didnt know.But now you can spend 150 bucks, get 128 gigs of storage which you dont need, an ethernetport which you might need, a Thread support and if you have a Samsung TV, HDR10 support.And a new processor. And theres a million things better about it than that Apple TV HD fromjust a couple months ago. So yeah, thats a rare home run for Apple in the pricing department. JC:To be clear, thats HDR10+. HDR10 is what everybodys got. MS: HDR10+, right. Yeah, thats Dolby Vision for Samsung TVs, basically. JC: Sort of, yeah. Its like less good Dolby Vision and they wont ever do Dolby Vision becausethey invested in this. MS: I have a Samsung TV and its annoying. JC: Yeah. And theres some stuff they didnt do. They should have had HDMI 2.1 and something.Its fine, whatever. For what it is, its fine. They still do need an Apple TV theyYou need a streaming device that is less than $100.All the competition is still way cheaper, but theyre moving in the right directionbig time here.When this thing is a year old and it goes on sale, its going to beYoure able to buy one for $20 or $30 off on sale.Its going to be a great deal.Yeah. MS: For $99 to $100, which is close already.Its on sale on Amazon generally like $125 which is only a few dollarslessbut you know,you knock 20 percent off that which it often goes on sale.The old one was on sale for $100.Thats what I bought.I bought the second gen for or third gen, whatever the one from last year was.Yeah, so it was 80 bucks for the 32 gig which is like thats just thats an impulse buythat you just dont get with Apple products very often.And you know, so I dont have the new chip.I dont have the HDR10 Plus support, but I got the new remote, which is fantastic.If you are even considering the Apple TV at all, the new remote is so much better.Its become my main remote now.Its that good. JC:Sothe other hardware, the other hardware sort of thing for me was the newAirPodsPro,I thought was very better than I thought it would be.Disappointing to me that they didnt really adjust the design at all.I think the whole touch controls on the stem is like bad design and awkward to use.Its like one of those things thats quote cool, but itsactually worseto use thanjust like a button or even just tapping. But they did a lot of nice little things withit and the sound quality is like a big boost. And the noise canceling is a big boost and, the battery life is a big boost and everything about it is considerably better. And theydidnt rocket the price up or anything like that. So yeah, I thought the newAirPodsPro was a successful update, lets call it. RL: Apple unveiled their self-repair program. JC:Oh yeah. RL: For the iPhone. MS: I wonder whos doing that.Its cool that they have it and they kind of have no choice but to have it, but itsan investment in time and money and everything else that just bring it to an Apple storeand get it fixed.My son over the weekend has he has an iPad Air and he dropped it and it shattered intoa million pieces the screen.And like the first thing I did was I checked Apple.It was literally the day.Like, Im not kidding. Had he dropped it on Monday, it wouldnt be covered. Like, it was Sunday was the end of his AppleCare.But I wonder, like, so if it was Monday, like, would I have gone through that whole rigamarole and gotten the screen and well, I dont think I even can for the iPad.But its a whole thing.Youhave torent stuff and get stuff and it screws and its aI think its a verysmall specific portion of the market thats going to care enough to do that at home.But its cool that its there. JC: The number of people or even percentage of people who are going to go through any ofthat is nothing.It might as well not exist.But its more important to me that part of doing this is also designing their productsto be repairable. If were going to have to offer a kit, then our next thing cant have so much glueand all this other stuff that we cant. I think thats more important. Then this is nice for those independent repair shops that they justhave tobuy official parts. They can get official tools. Theyre not just going with third party tools that maybe dont take the screen off properly.or whatever. They can get Apple stuff and for them, its an investment, but if this is theirbusiness, then its a no-brainer. Itsactually cheapfor them. I think its a step in the rightdirection just in terms of making these things easier to repair and keep longer instead of havingto trade them in. But I dont think anybodys going to do it themselves. I think this whole thing ofofthem doing it. Youll hear from every single one of them. Every single one of them is going,to contact us, tweet at us or whatever at this podcast. Every single person who woulddo it. I would do that. Well hear from all 20 of them.Theresa billion iPhone owners. MS: There are some videos.You know, right after it launched, like, you know, well-minded tech people who tried thisout and even they were like, this is hard. JC: You know, the iPhone this year was weird for me in that this is a little bit true everyyearbut it was more true this year.It felt like the Pro was the only new device. MS: Yeah. JC:The regular iPhone more than previous yearsfelt like he didnt get anything.Itactually didget slightly better cameras. It got like the previous years Pros cameras,but it didnt get hardly anything while the Pro got always on display and the Dynamic Island and,even newer cameras and that48 megapixelcamera. Theres no wonder the Pro model is the one thatsin demand. It got the new processor. The regular 14 got last years processor, but just the Pro version that has the extra GPU core. But everything about the 14 just felt like theleast they could do to change the number on it. And all the cool new stuff is in the Pro.Honestly, its stillreally good. The regular iPhone 14, its still good, just like it wouldhave been great to buy an iPhone 13. Its still areally goodphone. MS: Yeah, it got, you know, emergency SOS.Satellite was like the biggest feature, which the kind ofthinglike alright, I mean, I hope I never actually have to use that, but I guess its nice to have crash detection.The plus is the big one there.So last year, there was the mini, the last two years was a 13 and 12 and a 13 mini, 5.4 inches.And it was, you know, a small, really the only small phone on the market.And everyone thought like, okay, this is like, this is the niche that everybody wants and then nobody bought it.So now Apple went the other way, came out with a6.7 inchnon-pro iPhone 14.And it appears as though nobody wants that either, because I dont think thats selling very well either. Yeah, 900 bucks. JC: The other thing people liked about the Mini is it was by no means cheap, but it was cheaper.It was the cheapest new iPhone you could get, the cheapest like new model with the new stuff.and they replaced it with one thats more expensive. MS: Yeah, it was $699. The 13miniwhen it was new was $699.Now its $599 because they knocked a hundred bucks off.But yeah, so it starts at $899, which is a lot.And youre not getting much.Youre getting a bigger screen and youre getting better battery life.Thats it. Other than that, its the same as what the 14miniwould have been. JC: I think globally, its the right move to have small and big, to have regular and big insteadof regular and small. But what people really want, what globally sells so well are cheap big phones. So having the more expensive big phone is the wrong way. But maybe this isjust part of alonger termstrategy because they build these devices and the bodies and,the design form and everything and then they can kind of get used for a while. They keepselling them the next year sometimes. So maybe what well see is, two years from now, theyll still be selling a 14 plus, $300 cheaper and its going tobe like popular. MS: But theyhave to, four iPhone models is too many.They got to figure out what to do with that. JC: I dont necessarily think four is too many.I just think that the pricing doesnt work out well.I think a small and big regular to a small and big pro is a fine strategy.I just feel like theres a weird overlap.Instead of getting the 14 plus, you can get a regular pro and its not going to be a meaningfullydifferent spend for you, right? MS: Yeah.Way better camera dynamic island always on display, better chip.Its a laundry list of upgrades to that pro.So yeah, maybe youre right.Maybe if the plus was $799 or even $749 would really make it interesting.$250 less than the entry-level Pro or the base Pro, whatever. Yeah, something like that.But Apple doesnt generally do that.Apple TV Plus aside or Apple TV 4K aside, they dont generally go in the opposite direction.But maybe, they might have to. But maybe once they look at the sales, particularly this quarter, so theyre going to get trouncedbecause the whole production thing in China, they cannot make iPhone 14 Pros, they cant make them period, really. Shipping right now is late December, some places,early January. Theyre going to take a massive hit in that holiday quarter just because they cant get these things to people. JC: I think overall, I think the strategy, I dont think theyre goingto be hurt by nobody wants the plus because I think theyre just buying Pros instead and thentheir average sale price goes up this generation and theyll be happy with that. Yeah, so overall,I just feel like the Pro was areally goodphone. We were really surprised by the wholeDynamic Island thing because we all heard about the whole punch camera pill thing. We had no cluethe software side of that and how it worked and how they make a UI element out of it.Everybody was floored and it was great and its fantastic. Then the 14 was a big disappointmentbecause I was like, well, why would I get this over 13? MS: Yeah, its true.Right. Its really for like an iPhone 11 upgrader. Even 12, I would say. And hold on to the 15,because the 15 looks like were going to get USB-C, maybe the Dynamic Island on the non-Pros.So, I would hold off if you have a 12 or later. RL: Sort of to wrap up the hardwarethe middle of the year, the iPod touch was discontinued, which meant the iPod productline JC: The real news is that it is that there was up until that point, it was there.It was still existed. MS: Yeah, that was one of those things.didnt actively promote it, you had to likegoto the store, the apple.com store and findit. But its still, its a bit of a bummer that Apple never created like a handheld non-phone, Phone for kids or for not even kids, for anybody. Like, so you got to buy an iPhone which hasyou know, 5G, 4G, you got to hook it up and activate and all that stuff. The iPod waslike this perfect little like entry-level iPhone device that they just never reallydeveloped into what it could have been. It could have, should have been just a phonewithout cellular service, but they ignored it for years and then they updated it withsomething that no one really wanted. JC: It could have been every time they make a new iPhone SE, they make a non-cellular versionand thats priced like $150 cheaper and thats all it is. MS: I want like an iPhone 12 that I can give to my son and doesnt have well, I mean, nowhes getting older anyway but as like, you know, between the ages of like four and nine,like people would love those things.But the iPad touch just didnt get the attention or the promotion that I think that it deserved. RL: Should we move on to software and services? JC:We better. Well never finish this podcast. RL: Like we do every year, we got major OS releases, iOS 16,iPadOS16, macOS Ventura,WatchOS9.I always forget to mentionWatchOSin this whole OS roundup. MS: And I think we had this discussion every year.Like, I mean, I think at this point theyhave toupdate everything every year, but itsa lot.Its a lot to do on an annual date.Yeah. JC: Just to keep the services in apps and sync and stuff like that. Just one year, just skip,just makewatchOS, just skip the numbers and get it all to be the same. MS: They did that withtvOS. They skipped like eight versions, but with the watch they have it too. JC: Right, right. Yeah, just do it withwatchOS. Just stand up there on stage at WWDC and say like,you know, were just unifying this to make it clear for you. Nobody will have a problem with it. Its fine. Anyway,iPadOS16 was delayed/skipped. They started with 16.1. They just didnt releasethe 16releasebecause its biggest feature, Stage Manager, was busted. Sadly, when they released it,its still busted, but it was in bad shape and really couldnt have been released. It held off on that and macOS, but macOS is often later anyway. MS: Well, its weird that they separated iOS and iPad OS for the first time, but even weirderthat theystill keptthe numbering the same.So as Jason said, 16.1 was the first JC: Which I think is the right way to do it.It would be because it is that release.They just literally skipped shipping the 16.0 release and fine.They didnt have to the way they had to with the iPhones because the new iPhones need toship with iOS16and they didnt have new iPads to ship then. MS: We had universal control last year.And Apple delayed it by several months, even though it was working in the beta,they kept it back until they got it right, which is what Apple does. No one was surprised whenthey do stuff like that. This is very surprising. Whereas people who champion the iPad and championApple products are like, this is terrible. I cant use this. This is just JC: And theyre leaping to Twitter with all these screenshots and videos and stuffof like, look how broken this is, look how this totally fails and this is, you know,its the keyboard screwed up and all these like serious stuff. Not just like, oh, I dontlikeitbut its literally broken. MS: And Apple doesnt seem to be really kind of urgently fixing it either. Its like, welllook at it, dont worry. JC: Yeah, I think they just got a lot to do and theyre nevergonnaadmit theres a problem. Theres only ever improvements. Theres never a problem that needs fixing in Apple land.I think that might be part of it. It might be interesting next year. I also thinkiPadOS16 is a bit of a disappointment because the coolest stuff in iOS 16 isnt there. Itsjust like the widgets and app library from a couple of years back where the iPads behind,but like all the lock screen customization stuff. Thats like the biggest, most obvious cool thingin iOS 16 and its not there at all on the iPad. We did get cool stuff likeunsending,and editing messages and messages. Thats a big one. And some notificationschangesthat in iOS16, thats not, again, thats part of a new lock screen thing that you dont get.But stuff like the grabbing images and just like grabbing the image without the backgroundand taking the background out and all those cool things. You get those cool things. But the biggest thing, that home screen redesign and the things that go along with it like, live activities and stuff like that. Some of that, interestingly, didnt ship with thefirst release of iOS 16 as it usually does. I think iOS 16s best I think the starting block for iOS 16 is coming this month with 16.2 where its got the new home architectureand it has live activities and live activities areupdatedand more apps start to support it.Theres just a lot of tweaks that happen the first couple of months. RL:And then with Mac OS Ventura, probably the biggest feature we got is being able to use the iPhone as a webcam, expanding on the continuity camera features. JC: That is great. RL: Jason has been using it in our podcast recordings. MS: Its a stark difference when he turns it on and uses it. JC: It looks like all those Twitch streamers whos got their DSLR hooked up. R:Yeah, itsreally easyto do. Theres some nice interoperability thats happening between the Macin iPad and iPhone that Apples starting to do more of in Mac OS. JC: I feel bad for everybody getting a Sherlock like this, but this is exactly the interoperabilityand the ease of use of that interoperability. Thats the Apple promise. Thats the like,why you are okay with the walled garden is because itsreally nicein the garden andeverything works together. So, I love seeing that. Thats my favorite stuff in every macOS release is when these things work together better.I wish theyd update messages on Mac. RL: Thats a whole otherpodcast. JC: Thats a whole other podcast.I wish it was more like the iPhones messages. RL: How about with services?Is the big service thing that happened this past yearthe price increase to the subscriptions? JC:Yeah. MS: They didnt announce any new services.I mean, the price increase is substantial. It went from $5.99 to $7.99 for Apple TV+, a buck for Apple Music and $2 or $3 for thebundles like we get.I think its $2.$3?It might have been $3.But the Apple TV+ one is a big one and I get it. Their library is vastly bigger than it was when it launched at $4.99 and its somereallygoodstuff. Like if you look at end of year lists, like theres a bunch of shows that are on most of them that Apple TV makes. Its just notthe service that people think of subscribing to when they think of subscribing to a streaming service yet.Theyre still Netflix is still number one. Disney Plus is up there even Hulu.But Apple TV+, its getting to belike a legitimatelyreally goodservice.Definitely worth$7.99. Thats for sure. JC: Yeah. Its still also kind of the cheapest. Everybodys raising their prices. So, it isstill cheaper than Hulu and all these other things. And that combined with theyre doing all this stuff with MLB and soccer and theres talk about football, although that will probablycost them extra. They really are building out the service. MS: Soccerstarts next year, its $100 a season, and $80 a season if youre a subscriber,so you dont have to subscribe. I dont watch soccer but if it was a sport that I watched, I would jump on that because its every game is noblockoutsor anything, and youll have youll be able to watch it live and then replays and if its anything like baseball,although I will join the chorus of Twitter people that say that the broadcasters were horrendous.But the broadcast if you muted it was gorgeous. Yeah. And its a great presentation, and if its anything close to that for soccer, which I assume it will, that the cameras thatthey use, the angles that they get, the replays, itsreally good.And if youre a soccer fan, its going to be fantastic.I can almost assure you that itll be worth the money if youre a fan of Major LeagueSoccer.I have been watching the World Cup for the first time in forever and its fine.I just dont think I would watch enough of it. JC: And you dont get any of those,right?You dont get any of those leagues, you just get MLS. MS: Right.Major League Soccer which is the stepchild of soccer.Its just the North American League, right? JC: Which is not where soccer is most popular,but to their credit, MLS is growing a lot. They just passed NHL in popularity. MS: Not saying a ton, but its something. JC: Its the number four, right?Its getting there. MS: Its getting there, yeah. JC: Football, basketball, baseball, and it was hockey and now its soccer and its goingup quickly and this is probably going to help. Having more people have more access to allthe games and stuff. Theyll do free games and free weekends to try and get subscribers.But this includes things like playoffs and championships and all the stuff, like all thestuff. Itsreally impressive. MS: Its exclusive. Its unprecedented as far as I can tell for a major sports league to be exclusive to one network with everything like basketball.You can watch the playoffs on TNT and ESPN, baseball, its on Fox.And this is only Apple TV.Youre getting everything for 100 bucks on Apple TV. JC:We got Mike talking about sports now and its RL: Welcome to Sports Talk on Macworld! JC: Other Apple services. Yeah, so other Apple services. MS: Wait, there are others? JC: You know, iCloud is still disappointment. MS: Yeah, they still have an up to 5gigabyte. JC: They keep trying to find any way theycan notdo that to find free.But the starting paid volume should be higher. The five free should be at least10. But now theyll do things like, well, if you dont have it and you dont have enoughroom in your 5GB to do an update, well let you do the update only. Well give you enoughstorage just for the iPhone update youre trying to do over iCloud, just for the lengthof time to do the update and then you dont really have it. Its just kind ofannoying. Not VPN sort of.You know, private browsing stuff. Its not quite a VPN, but its to hide a lot of stuff frombrowsers. Its a good service, not a big deal, but these sort of privacy things are.Good stuff to have built into the OS. And what else? Apple Music had kind of a boring year. RL: Apple Music Sing! JC: Yeah, thats neat. MS: That feature just came out. JC: Well see what happens when that comes out. As we record this, it hasnt landed yet.Its a neat idea and its just in time for Christmas. MS: Yeah, its a cool idea.And the Apple Music Classic, we were talking about that this morning over Slack. That was supposedto come out last year. It was in August that they announced that they had bought, the name escapesme, so thats with a P, a classic music, yeah,Primafonic, a classic music service that they were going to bring into Apple Music and have it. JC: Yeah, they were going to have a dedicated classical experience.Sonobody really quite understoodif it was going to be a section in Apple Music or a separate app,but they havent done either.And that was last summer they bought them.Soits kind of weird. RL: Thats going to headline WWDC in June. MS: I mean, if youre into classical music,it sounds like a cool thing, but I dont know whats happened. JC: Apple Music Voice launched this year as a way just to be cheap. MS: Yeah. JC: Its a $5 a month thing.Imreally curioushow well thats doing sort of globally.In the U.S., everyones fine either not paying at all or paying $10 a month.Nobodys going to go $5 is the price Ive been waiting for.But over the whole world, I think it might matter more. MS: Maybe.Its a frustrating thing.You can only use Siri.If it was $5 with ads or something, then okay. JC: You can make playlists and do all the things.Yeah.Yeah. MS: Theres a lot that you cantdoand you have to use Siri, which lets be honest, isntalways that great at finding stuff.Itsreally justlike a way to upsell people to the full Apple Music, it seems.Bait and switch, so to speak.Yeah. JC:It feels like maybe a cheaper thing that they can eventually, when they have all these servicesthat give you free Apple Music, it can be Apple Music Voice.I think they give it to you for a long time. MS: Something like that works really well for like Amazon has something very, thats basicallytheir services that too, but youreyoureaccustomto using Alexa for thatstuff. This is not like you use I use the Apple Music app on my phone all the time.This Apple Music Voice, it takes that away. So, its an interesting thing andHomepodmini isntubiquitous enough to kind of supplement, I dont think. JC: To me, the best thing about it was thatsince its voice only, and you can ask for any track or artist or whatever, but they also made dozens of playlists to fit like moods and activities and stuff like that. Just dozensand dozens of them. Andthat benefitseveryone. Those are just there. If you have full app inmusic, you can search or you can use Siri or you can whatever.SoI just love the thing. We got awhole ton of like playlists, dynamic playlists for moods and activities and stuff. RL: We also saw in Apple Arcade, I guess, some game developer contracts expired.Sosome game developersdecided to stop becoming available on Apple Arcade. JC: Not many, but yeah, a few. RL: Not many, but a few, which I guess shows that for developers, Apple Arcade isnt for everybody,I guess.We dont know how much developers benefit from it, how much theyre making, I guess,in other words. JC: Yeah.I think it depends.I think the contracts are all a little different.It certainly doesnt seem to be a service that anyone talks about.It seems to be one of those things that nobody talks about subscribing or the new game thatson Apple Arcade or anything.It seems like a benefit of having Apple One.Theres some good stuff.Now that theyve changed their policy to be, were taking a lot of hits from the last fewyears usually after theyre a year or two old and just putting a plus by thenameso you know its a different version and putting it on Apple Arcade.Like Dead Cells Plus just came out.Dead Cells is a tremendous game.Like play with a gamepad, but that games awesome.Its been in the AppStoreand they just take the App Store versions, call it Ten Cells Plus and put it in Arcade.Like, since theyve beenstarting doingthat, theres been good stuff in there.Just not brand new. RL:But yeah, I wish Apple would promote it a little more and maybe induce something else with it.I dont know what, but it does kind of feel like it kind of gets overlooked a lot.And all we hear about are new games. Heres a new game. Jason updates it weekly. JC: Yeah, every Friday, heres the new Apple Arcade game. RL: Yeah. JC: Its not a big deal.Like nobodys going to be all talking about it online. MS: I dont know, SpongeBob Saladwaspretty cool. RL: I think that does it for this episode of the Macworld Podcast, episode819.Thanks to Jason Cross. JC: Thank you! RL: Thanks to Michael Simon. MS: Thank you, sir. RL:Thanks to the audience. Thank you for tuning in. You can subscribe to the Macworld Podcast in the Podcast app, on Spotify, or through any other podcast app. If you have any comments or questions,send us an email at podcast@macworld.com or contact us on Twitter(thats @macworld) or on the Macworld Facebook page.Join us in the next episode of the Macworld Podcast as we talk about the latest in theworld of Apple.See you next time. Apple, Apple TV, Apple Watch, iCloud, iOS, iPad, iPhone, Mac, MacOS, Streaming Media

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Livemint 8 Dec 2022 10:32 am

My VW Tiguan: 14K km in 10 months, first service & upcoming plans

BHPian differential recently shared this with other enthusiasts.Quick updateJust back from the first service at 14200 km. Routine service - cost 8800 rupees. Got the wheel alignment checked outside. Overall the engine seems very smooth after the service. The engine smoothness is quite marked, so am wondering if it makes sense to do an oil change every 10k km rather than the specified 15k km. The car feels solid and like new after 10 months. No squeaks or rattles. I am a bit sceptical about the battery life. No issues / complaints with the car so far. Just received my Carlink kit 4.0. Initial impressions: Works seamlessly once connected. Takes some time to boot up after the car is started. Will update after some more real-time use. Got a magnetic AC vent phone holder from Amazon. So there are no cables hanging around for connections. The overall FE seems to be hovering around 10kmpl, which seems fair considering the majority of city driving.Next on the agendaCode out the 80/120-speed chimesOE window blinds (not available at the service centre now)PPF or vinyl or similar for the rear bumper near the loading lip. That part is already got a few scratches from suitcases being pulled out from the boot.Spare wheel-mounted subwoofer - Any suggestions or options? Has anybody done an audio upgrade on your cars?Happy with the car after 10 months of use. The car seemed pricey when launched. Looking at the prices of the competition, the Tiguan actually feels VFM for what it offers. Happy motoring! Check out BHPian comments for more insights and information.

Team-BHP 8 Dec 2022 10:14 am

Amazon sued in US for 'stealing' delivery driver tips

When a company is caught stealing from its workers, it is not enough for the company to repay the amount stolen, Karl Racine, attorney general of the local Washington, DC government, argued in the s

The New Indian Express 8 Dec 2022 10:11 am

Amazon may bring Prime gaming for Indian users, here's everything you need to know

Amazon may bring Prime gaming for Indian users heres everything you need to know

India Today 8 Dec 2022 9:19 am

My Vento TDI completes 1.57L km: Major service update & part changes

BHPian gaurav.kokra recently shared this with other enthusiasts. Hello again everyone! The current odometer right now is around 1,57,500 km. Post the last service in Mar 2021, the car was driven around 8000 km. Although, the recommended interval is 15000kms for this VAG diesel, but I don't like stretching more than 10000 km or more than 1.5 years in time intervals. Therefore, in 2022 I did the service in the month of May. Since then, I have driven only 3500 km which is very brutal for this diesel as they are meant to be a daily workhorse and not to be sitting around at home. I am saying this because whenever I drive her on a daily basis, she is butter smooth, peppy and the typical VW clatter and crudeness are gone. But when she is driven, let's say even on a regular gap of 2 days, she is grumpy, crude, clattery and needs at least 20-25 mins to somewhere get back in that mushy and smooth zone. This might also be because the first 15 mins I drive her very sedately. I have given up going to the service centre for basic servicing because of the following reasons:Their labour charges are through the roof.They fill the engine oil only till half the dipstick level. On asking to top it up to the max, they say that is what the company recommended.On asking for an extra 1 LTR bottle of engine oil, they refuse and ask to visit the service centre for the same.They frown upon asking to stand near the vehicle when being serviced.My friends Polo was making a humming noise on the full turn. When this was replicated in front of the technician, he refused to acknowledge there was any sound as he was deaf.Even after facing all of the above, I went again to them as my suspension was clunking. A BIG MISTAKE! More on that later. So, for the 2022 service, I ordered the following parts. As in my previous post, I always order when there is free delivery on Boodmo on OEM parts and filters. So far, my servicing schedule and their free delivery offer period have been in sync.Air FilterOil FilterAC Filter (charcoal based)Fuel FilterOEM VAG Gear oilOEM VAG DOT 4 Brake oilOE Drain nut (as I had not changed this for the past 2 services I guess)Maruti OE Caliper grease (Orange colour)Motul 5w40 8100 X-Cess (from Amazon)Attaching pic for viewing pleasure. The air filter, AC filter and fuel filter were changed by me. But the oil filter housing requires a 32mm HEX nut to open. Also, previously when I tried to open the drain nut while the car was jacked up, the car was swinging left and right. Me being a healthy person would surely act as a great mattress for the car if the jack somehow slipped. I'll be buying a proper jack stand and then only be attempting this next. I had a list of stuff to be done at the NG (neighbourhood garage not FNG).Brake caliper pins cleaning and greasing.Brake pads rubbing on sandpaper.Engine oil and filter change.Cleaning the calipers and another area with a wire brush.Gear oil change.The guy did not clean the calipers well and was using a very dirty cloth for doing the same. I had to be on his head all the time to do the job properly. Then, he did not have the sandpaper to sand down the brake pads. I had to go and buy them from 4 km away. Also, he did not have the tool to open the gearbox drain nut. And the worst thing I don't like is when they leave the caliper hanging loose with all the weight on the brake hose. I myself had to particularly ask them to not do that. This is done even at good and renowned service centres. That thing is the very heavy man! Anyways, after paying a freaking 800 bucks for this shoddy job and a heated argument with the owner, I left his place and told him that he lost great business with me as I had a lot of work to be done on the car down the line. His defence for the high labour charge was that the car was a VW and not some Maruti. I said hai bolt to saari gaadi me same aate hai. Us se kya farak padega ? But I realized it was my mistake to not confirm the prices before going ahead with the work. Got the alignment done too. Skipped the wheel balancing as I did not feel the need for it. Gear Oil change Later in the week, I went to some other guy to get the gear oil changed. He too did not have a nut dedicated to this purpose, but he used some bolts to do the job. Charged me 120 bucks for it. Took almost 1 hour as I wanted to drain every single drop of the gear oil. Brake flushing I went ahead with the brake flushing myself because my experience with VW Vapi was very bad (back in 2019). After charging me 1100 bucks with only flushing fluid from the front tyres and leaving the rear Tyres and the clutch fluid line untouched really got on my nerve. Again, gave my feedback and left the place to never return until 2022. More and that later! So, I bought 2 nos OE VW DOT 4 brake fluid and 1 litre for 526 bucks each. Really wanted to flush it well including the clutch line. All went well. Removed the fluid from the reservoir. Used the hand wash pump for this cause. The fluid was completely black. Did the flushing on all 4 tyres. Now was the time for the clutch line. It is situated just above the gearbox. It is NOT easily accessible. For comfortable access, one has to remove the air filter completely. I did not remove the assembly, but I only removed the piping and the leads from the front to the air filter box. I just used both my hands with the spaces the arrows indicate and my wife pumping the clutch up and down. But I would suggest you remove the air filter housing and then proceed because this procedure does take time and is really backbreaking. Post this procedure my heart sank along with the clutch pedal! It was not coming back up automatically. I tried fiddling around here and there. Tried searching on the internet with nothing to be found to help my situation. This is where Gannu Sir came to the rescue. I generally keep texting him about my small doubts and stuff. I really did not want to bother him more, but I was in a bad situation. I texted him and the first thing he told me is not to worry about it. It will be fixed easily. In his words, if someone else might also need help:Pump the clutch pedal several times to build up the pressure.Keep the clutch pedal depressed.Open the valve.Drain Fluid. The pedal will sink during this process.Close the valve.Raise the pedal by hand manually.And yes, I was saved. I had thought what not about getting the vehicle towed and all. Thanks again Gannu Sir! ABS ISSUE IS SOLVED!!! As you might have read that I was plagued with the ABS issue even after getting all the sensors changed and did not want to give my vehicle to the mechanic as he was asking to let him keep the vehicle for 2-3 days. One day, I decided enough is enough and sat down with my small toolbox. The wiring issue could have been anywhere with a very high probability of not being able to solve the problem myself. Still, I went ahead and opened the front right wheel first along with the fender lining. To my luck, I found the mistake on my first attempt itself. I am really sorry to not have the before pic. It was a rat bite and was found just as the wires enter the cowl area below the windshield. I wanted to do repairing the nice way but using 2-way connectors and crimping tools and stuff, but time and availability of the same did not allow me and I went the old-fashioned way of making the joint and taping it up nicely. I used an ample amount of FeviBond inside and around the joint as well as outside to make it completely foolproof and waterproof. It has been almost a year now and has driven 12,000 km since then. I had done this in November 2021, and it has done its job well. Survived the rains too. So, no issues! Touchwood! Attaching pics for viewing pleasure. EGR Pipe Cleaning! Diesel engines are known to eat their own gunk. The EGR sends the waste gases back into the intake while the crankcase ventilation sends the engine oil vapours also into the intake. These two gel together and make a gooey mixture which clogs up the intake manifold. Opening the EGR pipe was a simple process of opening 3 screws only. I did the job myself and to my horror found this: This is the attachment which routes the EGR exhaust gases from the EGR pipe and into the intake manifold. Its location is also inside the intake manifold only. So clogged! Not for the light-hearted! The intake manifolds condition is poor too. Sadly, that does not have camera access, but my fingers could feel at least 2-3 mm of gunk on the intakes. Really wanted to take this job up by myself. It involves a special type of star screw to remove the fuel lines from the top of it. Therefore, the lack of availability of the tool and the fear of getting the injectors locked if the air is not bled out properly is keeping me away from it. I'll let the intake manifold be choked for a while. Post-cleaning, there is no change in performance but have some sort of satisfaction in my head. Important parts that need to be taped below the engine cover It might just be me being overprotective. But the engine cover due to the vibrations is rubbing off some parts below it which it is coming in contact with. So, I used electrical tape to protect them from wearing them off further. I would advise fellow 1.6, 1.5 and 1.2 TDI owners to do the same if you find this practical. Exterior Detailing I tried to change the detailer I usually went to and went to Ride in Styl Vapi. It was ok. I was charged 3500 rupees. This was done in Nov 2021. They did not heavily compound the exterior and used 3M perfect-it or some one-step polisher. Is this how the exterior paint detailing is done? Just polish it away. Also, not every nook and corner was cleaned. The black trims of the car were not restored. In the end, I felt it was my mistake to expect, big players/industry-level outcomes. Anyways, the paint was taken care of for some time. In Nov 2022, I wanted to go back to the previous detailer but after a bit of research on the internet, I thought every year thorough detailing is overdoing and killing the paint. This is because, on compounding, you are slowly removing the clear coat level by level. Hence, I thought of skipping it this year and just waxing the car myself. Just to record it, I don't get my vehicle cleaned on a daily basis. I use a waterless wash solution for those occasions when the car has to be neat and clean. Other than that, I get the car washed only once in two months because the water here in Silvassa is hard and is prone to scaling. AC Compressor Control Valve Change Around September 2021, the AC's cooling effectiveness was slowly decreasing. It was becoming difficult for the family to stay inside the car with the windows closed. I got the AC gas checked and all was fine. But the person was knowledgeable enough to know the issue. He immediately told that the control valve needs to be changed. The AC Compressor is of Sanden make with clutch and magnet type mechanism. I had read this on Gannu Sir's thread also. Hence, went ahead with the same. It has been a year and cooling is back to normal. For 2 people in the front, I keep the temperature at 25 or 26 with the Fan speed at 1 or 2. At peak times during the afternoon, the fan speed is 3-4. I have no window tints or any kind of sun blinds in my car. Intercooler Leak Issue The intercooler outlet pipe had to be removed while removing the AC compressor. He did not install it back properly because of which air was leaking. Although there was no drop in performance, the pipe was fully soiled with oil and dirt. I removed it myself cleaned it thoroughly and installed it nicely and tightly again. No leakage now. Post-Shocker Change Observations I did not want to go for the after-market dampers like Monroe or Gabriel. I wanted only OEM. Post the change, the car has been so so stable! Initially where I used to drive around 60 km/h, but now I drive at 80 without even realizing it. But the shockers are so stiff, that they are bone-jarring on bad roads. I literally have to slow down till around 5 km/h so that we don't get thrown around inside the car. It is a big trade-off but I am very happy with the stability. The VW VAPI ASC saga is in the next post. CONCLUSION All in All, with all the experiences, I am very happy with the vehicle. I take good care of her, and she rewards me in better ways. Even at the ODO standing at 157000 km, I cannot think of replacing this. The maddening torque surge and the high FE figures for a 1600 CC diesel mill are just a great combination. The exterior paint and the interior have lasted so well. Attaching a video for a look at the interiors. You can skip to the last part where I have shown the interiors post a DIY detailing session of the interior. Also, for a change, I got a steering cover installed with red stitching. Feels great to hold but makes a noise when you rub your hand on it while steering. Did not happen on the OE leather. Will change the OE leather too. Check out BHPian comments for more insights and information.

Team-BHP 8 Dec 2022 9:02 am

A rather expensive exercise: Guy Pearce jabs at Neighbours so-called finale

Pearce jokingly asks producers to return the champagne sent to them by Margot Robbie, as Amazon reveals reboot will start in second half of 2023 Amazon has said it was not already planning to revive the long-running Australian soap Neighbours at the time of the shows star-studded supposed finale, as former cast member Guy Pearce made pointed comments about the shows return at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (Aacta) awards on Wednesday. Pearce was a main character in the soap for three years in the late 1980s, starring opposite Kylie Minogue and Jason Donavan before forging a reputation as a Hollywood actor in films such as The Hurt Locker, The Kings Speech and Memento. Continue reading...

The Guardian 8 Dec 2022 8:49 am

Pentagon awards $9 billion cloud contracts each to Google, Amazon, Oracle and Microsoft

The contracts which run until 2028, will provide the Department of Defense with enterprise-wide, globally available cloud services across all security domains and classification levels.

Money Control 8 Dec 2022 6:56 am

Amazons Echo Show 15 smart display becomes a portable Fire TV

Amazon already had a lot of success with Fire TV devices.

Ars Technica 8 Dec 2022 5:39 am

Consumer MNCs plan to go big on India next year

The focus on India comes at a time when companies such as PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, General Mills, Walmart and Amazon have announced downsizing of the workforce and operations in markets like the US and Europe to cut costs amid inflationary pressures.

The Economic Times 8 Dec 2022 5:16 am

Husqvarnas premium 430X robot lawn mower cuts 0.8 acres at new low of $2,000 ($500 off)

Amazon is offering the Husqvarna Automower 430X Robotic Lawn Mower for $1,999.99 shipped. This is a $500 discount from its normal going rate and marks a new all-time low that weve tracked at Amazon for this model. As the larger version of Husqvarnas Automower, youll find the 430X is ready to handle anything you throw at it. This model specifically can mow up to 0.8 acres and can cut an area of 1,430-square feet per hour. Its weather-resistant, so you can let the Automower handle yard cores rain or shine. It also features GPS theft tracking, a built-in alarm system, and even a PIN code locking system so you can ensure the mower isnt accessed by unauthorized personal. On top of that, zero gas or oil is required for it to function, so not only are you offloading a chore to a robot helper, but also making the environment cleaner at the same time. Learn more in our review before heading below for extra information. more The post Husqvarnas premium 430X robot lawn mower cuts 0.8 acres at new low of $2,000 ($500 off) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 8 Dec 2022 4:28 am

Inkbirds wireless meat thermometer with 500-foot range sees 60% discount to new low of $14

Mixtea360 (99% positive feedback lifetime) via Amazon is offering the Inkbird 500-foot Wireless Meat Thermometer for $14.39 once you clip the on-page coupon and use the code 10N123SC at checkout. Shipping is free for Prime members or in orders over $25. Perfect for the holiday cooking season, youll find that this thermometer is made to monitor remotely. Whether that means from the couch when cooking in the kitchen or in the office when the smoker is going, itll work for either task. The wireless display can reach up to 500 feet which gives plenty of range to monitor from afar. The unit thats plugged into the thermometer probe itself has a display that ranges from 32 to 572 degrees, and then the remote unit also has a screen to view what the temperature is. Keep reading for more. more The post Inkbirds wireless meat thermometer with 500-foot range sees 60% discount to new low of $14 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 8 Dec 2022 3:29 am

Oontz Angle 3 Pro Bluetooth speaker delivers IPX7 waterproofing at new low of $41 (42% off)

The official Cambridge Soundworks Amazon storefront is offering its Oontz Angle 3 Pro Portable Bluetooth Speaker for $40.79 shipped once you clip the on-page coupon. Down from a normal rate of $70 over the past few months, todays deal marks a new all-time low that weve tracked at Amazon. This speaker delivers truly exceptional sound and bass and is Cambridges best-sounding speaker. It has around 50% more volume output when compared to some of Oontzs other speakers and is also completely waterproof with an IPX7 rating. This means that it can be submerged in up to 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes, which make it a solid choice all around. Plus, you can play for up to 15 hours at 2/3 volume, which is pretty impressive all around. Keep reading for more. more The post Oontz Angle 3 Pro Bluetooth speaker delivers IPX7 waterproofing at new low of $41 (42% off) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 8 Dec 2022 2:34 am

Holiday magazine sub deals up to 50% off: 2-yrs. Mens Health $7.50 or Wired for $5

The next highlight deal in the annual DiscountMags magazine holiday sale is Mens Health . Regularly as much as $15 per year at Amazon where it is now marked down to $7, it is much more affordable with our DiscountMags offer. Using code 9TO5TOYS at checkout, you can land 2-years from $7.50 with no delivery fees, sales tax, or worry of auto-renewal. At $3.75 per year, this is among the best prices we have tracked, matching the Black Friday offer, and the lowest total out there from a trusted source. Head below additional details. more The post Holiday magazine sub deals up to 50% off: 2-yrs. Mens Health $7.50 or Wired for $5 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 8 Dec 2022 2:30 am

Act fast and score a new low on Gotraxs recent MAX electric scooter at $640 (Save $160)

After just launching earlier in this spring, the official Gotrax Amazon store is now discounting itsnew G MAX Electric Scooter for one of the very first times. Dropping downto $639.99 shipped when clipping the on-page coupon , todays offer amounts to $160 in savings and marks a new all-time low. This is $10 under our previous mention and still one of the only markdowns so far. Gotraxs latest electric scooter launched to usher in spring joy rides down the block or more environmentally-friendly trips to work and the store. It features a pair of 10-inch pneumatic wheels which are powered by a 350W motor to achieve 20 MPH top speeds. Its 42-mile range is also a nice touch, ensuring it can handle everything from casual riding to commuting and more. more The post Act fast and score a new low on Gotraxs recent MAX electric scooter at $640 (Save $160) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 8 Dec 2022 2:12 am

BougeRVs 1,100Wh power station with 60W USB-C falls $351 to $549 in New Green Deals

Ready to head outdoors and enjoy the winter wonderland? Well, BougeRVs 1,100Wh portable power station is perfect for keeping your entire setup running when off-grid. With three 110V AC ports, a 60W USB-C port, and much more, the portable power station is also on sale for $351 off today, dropping from $900 to $549 at Amazon. We also have a wide selection of Tesla and e-bike discounts in todays New Green Deals, so you wont want to miss that either. Head below for other New Green Deals that weve found today and of course Electreks best EV buying and leasing deals . Also, check out the new Electrek Tesla Shop for the best deals on Tesla accessories . more The post BougeRVs 1,100Wh power station with 60W USB-C falls $351 to $549 in New Green Deals appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 8 Dec 2022 12:49 am

OTT companies are spending more on original shows

In April, Amazon Prime stated that it will double down on content investments in India with plans to launch more than 40 new titles across series and movies in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. The platform's content plans are on track.

The Economic Times 8 Dec 2022 12:35 am

Board Game Bargains Are Bountiful if You Know Where to Look - CNET

Bargains galore from Target, Amazon and Walmart.

Cnet 8 Dec 2022 12:30 am

Deals: Apple's M1 and M2 MacBook Air Available for All-Time Low Prices and Holiday Delivery

All-time low prices are available today for Apple's 256GB M2 MacBook Air on Amazon, on sale for $1,049.00 , down from $1,199.00. This price is available in every color, and every one is on track to deliver before December 25. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. This sale is a match of the best price we've ever seen on the M2 MacBook Air, and it's one of the few Apple notebooks on sale at a record low price and still available for Christmas delivery. Shipping windows estimate anywhere from December 13 to 23, depending on the color. $150 OFF M2 MacBook Air (256GB) for $1,049.00 If you want to save even more money, and are okay with a previous generation model, Amazon has the 256GB M1 MacBook Air for $799.99 , down from $999.00. This one is also available in all colors, and all three are available for Christmas delivery. $199 OFF M1 MacBook Air (256GB) for $799.99 Be sure to visit our full Deals Roundup to shop for even more Apple-related products and accessories. Related Roundup: Apple Deals This article, Deals: Apple's M1 and M2 MacBook Air Available for All-Time Low Prices and Holiday Delivery first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 8 Dec 2022 12:16 am

Govees regularly $80 10-foot Smart Wi-Fi Neon Rope Light at new second-best price of $49

The official Govee Amazon storefront is currently offering its 10-foot Neon Rope Light for $48.99 shipped after clipping the on-page coupon . Normally going for $80, this solid $31 price drop marks a new second-best price weve tracked while coming within $2 of the all-time low. This flexible and bendable rope light can be configured in any shape you want with the included mounting hardware allowing you to attach it to your walls. Being able to connect to Wi-Fi means youll be able to control these lights with Alexa, Assistant, and the Govee Home app with the said app giving complete control over the lights. Alexa and Assistant will also be able to control the lighting, color, and scene selection. The built-in microphone will allow this light strip to react and dance with music to liven up any party. Keep reading below for more. more The post Govees regularly $80 10-foot Smart Wi-Fi Neon Rope Light at new second-best price of $49 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 8 Dec 2022 12:14 am

Save on nearly all of Apples official iPhone 13 series cases from $25 at Amazon (Reg. $49+)

Halfway through the work week, Amazon is now discounting officialiPhone 13 series MagSafe casesto some of the best prices to date. Arriving at new all-time lows or matching some of the best discounts yet, everything starts at $25 with free shipping across the board. Delivering cases for all four of Apples latest handsets, youll find covers in more premium leather builds to its popular silicone cases to add a bit of color into your iPhone this spring as well as clear designs for showing off the smartphones own style. Spanning multiple colorways too, youll want to scrollthrough this pageto see the entire lot. Or just go get the full breakdown of whats on sale below. more The post Save on nearly all of Apples official iPhone 13 series cases from $25 at Amazon (Reg. $49+) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 8 Dec 2022 12:10 am

Amazon is being sued for allegedly 'stealing' driver tips in DC

Amazon is facing more legal trouble for allegedly robbing delivery drivers of their tips . The District of Columbia has sued Amazon over claims the company was stealing tips from Flex drivers. As the Federal Trade Commission argued last year, DC claims Amazon changed its policies in 2016 so that it would use large portions of drivers' tips to cover base pay and operational costs. The company not only used misleading language in its response to worried couriers but falsely told customers that 100 percent of tips would go drivers, according to the District's Office of the Attorney General. DC acknowledged that Amazon had paid $61.7 million as part of a settlement with the FTC. However, it said the federal deal helped Amazon elude appropriate accountability that included punishment for the damage done to consumers. The Attorney General's office is asking for civil penalties for every violation of the District's Consumer Protection Procedures Act as well as a court order barring Amazon from implementing similar practices in the future. In a statement to Engadget, Amazon maintained that the lawsuit is without merit and reflects policies changed in 2019. The tech giant already paid the tips to drivers as part of the FTC deal, according to a spokesperson. Legal battles like this aren't unique to Amazon. DoorDash faced a DC lawsuit in 2019 over comparable accusations. The food delivery service reportedly used tips under $10 to replace couriers' guaranteed pay, but still implied that these were bonuses. DoorDash revised its rules earlier that year to address the complaints. The timing of the lawsuit is less than ideal for Amazon, to put it mildly. The company just launched a thank my driver feature that lets Alexa users in the US share their appreciation for the courier who dropped off their latest package. While it's supposed to motivate drivers, the gratitude will only be verbal in most cases Amazon is only handing out $5 rewards to drivers for the first 1 million thank yous. As you might imagine, that might not go over well at a time when Amazon has been accused of shortchanging drivers and imposing difficult working conditions .

Engadget 8 Dec 2022 12:05 am

JBL speakers now start from $25 for the holidays: Partybox $50 off, Go 3 40% off, more

Amazon is now offering the 2022 model JBL Partybox Encore Essential 100W Speaker for $249 shipped. Regularly $300, this a solid $50 off, the second-lowest price we have tracked since it hit Amazon this past spring and the best we can find. It is also only the second notable discount we have tracked at all. Looking to take the typical Bluetooth speaker up a notch, it delivers 100W of power to your holiday get togethers as well as an IPX4 splash-proof design for pool parties next summer. From there, it also features a dynamic light show via a ring of LEDs mounted behind the speaker grille with strobe FX that sync to the beats of your music. It can be plugged in or used wirelessly for up to 6 hours untethered. Head below for more holiday JBL speaker deals from $25 . more The post JBL speakers now start from $25 for the holidays: Partybox $50 off, Go 3 40% off, more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 7 Dec 2022 11:50 pm

ASUS 2022 ROG Flow Z13 RTX 3050 Gaming Laptop Tablet falls 24% to new low of $1,300

Amazon is now offering the 2022 ASUS ROG Flow Z13 i7/16GB/512GB/RTX 3050 Gaming Laptop Tablet for $1,299.99 shipped. Normally going for $1,700, this 24% discount, or solid $400 price drop marks a new all-time low price weve seen. Coming equipped with a previous-generation Intel i7-12700H processor and NVIDIA RTX 3050 graphics, the ROG Flow Z13 gaming tablet computer will easily drive its 13.4-inch 19201200 120Hz display in most games. You also have support for Dolby Vision HDR content and Adaptive Sync so your games feel fluid. The keyboard will cover the screen while youre traveling and the touchscreen will allow you to draw or take notes. Rounding out the Flow Z13 is Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, and Thunderbolt 4 support. Head below for more. more The post ASUS 2022 ROG Flow Z13 RTX 3050 Gaming Laptop Tablet falls 24% to new low of $1,300 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 7 Dec 2022 11:04 pm

Clear the driveway with Snow Joes 18-inch Electric Snow Thrower at $120 (Reg. up to $200)

Just before it really starts coming down in most places across the country, Amazon is now offering the Snow Joe SJ619 Electric Snow Thrower for $119.99 shipped. Regularly $199 and fetching nearly as much at Home Depot , this model more typically sells in the $160 range at Amazon where it is now at the 2022 low. The oil- and gas-free snow thrower is designed to take the back-breaking manual labor out of cleaning your drive and walkways this winter with a 14.5-Amp electric motorthat can move up to 650-pounds of snow per minute. This is an 18-inch model that is said to be ideal for quick snow pickups on mid-sized driveways alongside a 3W LED headlight for nighttime or early morning jobs. Head below for more details and additional Snow Joe deals. more The post Clear the driveway with Snow Joes 18-inch Electric Snow Thrower at $120 (Reg. up to $200) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 7 Dec 2022 10:49 pm

Congress axes media revenue sharing bill after pushback from Google and Meta

A US government attempt to compensate publishers for web links has fallen apart, as Congress has cut the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA) from the annual national defense spending bill. The measure would have made temporary exceptions to antitrust law letting media outlets negotiate revenue sharing deals, such as receiving a cut of ad money from links to news articles in search results and social media posts. The removal comes after extensive resistance from tech firms. Just this week, Facebook owner Meta warned it would consider removing news from its platform rather than submit to government-required negotiations for revenue sharing deals. As with the social media giant's objections to similar legislative efforts in Australia and Canada , the company argued that the JCPA would force companies to pay for content whether or not they wanted to see it. This would supposedly create a cartel-like entity that made one company subsidize others. Two industry groups, the Computer & Communications Industry Association and NetChoice, also said they would launch extensive ad campaigns to oppose the JCPA. Both groups include major tech companies like Amazon, Google and Meta. Google has been a vocal opponent of link revenue shares in the past, and only reluctantly agreed to them in countries like France . Advocacy groups have taken more varied stances. Public Knowledge and its allies were concerned tech companies could be forced to carry extreme content, and that the JCPA favored larger media producers over small publishers. Political critics across the spectrum, meanwhile, have worried that the Act could alternately strip away moderation tools or fuel biased reporting. It's not certain what will happen to the efforts behind the JCPA. Lead proponent Sen. Amy Klobuchar said politicians must find a way to improve compensation for news. However, it's safe to say the media companies that supported the bill won't be happy. The Los Angeles Times , Fox News owner News Corp. and others had argued that the would-be law was necessary to counter years of declining ad revenue in the shift toward online news coverage. For now, at least, they won't have that potential help.

Engadget 7 Dec 2022 10:24 pm

Save 21% on ASUS TUF 32-inch 1440p 170Hz Gaming Monitor at its new low of $300, more

Amazon is now offering the ASUS TUF 32-inch 1440p 170Hz Gaming Monitor for $299.99 shipped. Normally going for $379, this 21% discount, or solid $79 price drop marks a new all-time low price weve seen. Coming with AMD FreeSync Premium and NVIDIA G-SYNC compatibility, you will be able to game at the 170Hz refresh rate without screen tearing. The color performance and contrast here also let this monitor meet the VESA DisplayHDR 400 certification to boot. In terms of connectivity, you will have two HDMI 2.0 ports and a single DisplayPort 1.2 input so you can connect multiple devices without having to swap cables. Keep reading below for more monitor deals. more The post Save 21% on ASUS TUF 32-inch 1440p 170Hz Gaming Monitor at its new low of $300, more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 7 Dec 2022 10:16 pm

Amazon will give your overworked delivery driver $5 if you ask Alexa to say thank you

Last year, an Amazon delivery driver said that the high volume of orders during holiday season makes life hell. This year, these contracted workers can get a $5 tip if their customer says, Alexa, thank my driver. Meanwhile, news also broke today that Amazon is being sued by the DC Attorney General, seeking penalties for [] Amazon will give your overworked delivery driver $5 if you ask Alexa to say thank you by Amanda Silberling originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 7 Dec 2022 10:06 pm

Spigens new 3-card vegan leather MagSafe wallet sees first price drop to $24 today

Spigens new 3-card Valentinus MagFit Wallet is seeing its first notable price drop today at $24.99 via the brands official Amazon storefront. Shipping is free for Prime members or in orders over $25. This one surfaced last week at $29 on Amazon as Spigens updated MagSafe Valentinus wallet with a bit of extra room for IDs and bank cards. The standard issue, 2-card model fetches $40 directly from Spigen , although you can find them for $25 on Amazon right now and todays deal is a new low for the slightly more roomy 3-card variant. This one popped up right at the very end of November with the same sustainable vegan leather build as the previous model alongside some finger cutouts to help coax cards in and out. You can get a complete breakdown of what to expect in our launch coverage and then head below for more. more The post Spigens new 3-card vegan leather MagSafe wallet sees first price drop to $24 today appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 7 Dec 2022 10:02 pm

Fire TV arrives on Amazons wall-mounted smart screen, the Echo Show 15

Fire TV is now available on the Echo Show 15. In September, Amazon announced it was soon bringing its Fire TV experience to its larger, 15.6-inch wall-mounted Echo, offering consumers a way to access a combination smart speaker, smart home hub and TV-like device at a relatively affordable price point its currently selling for [] Fire TV arrives on Amazons wall-mounted smart screen, the Echo Show 15 by Sarah Perez originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 7 Dec 2022 9:47 pm

Deals: Amazon's New Anker Sale Has Savings on USB-C Chargers, Portable Batteries, and More

Anker this week has introduced a new sale across its most popular accessories on Amazon, including savings on USB-C cables, wall chargers, portable batteries, wireless chargers, and more. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. Many of these sales require you to clip an on-page coupon in order to see the discount at the checkout screen, so be sure to watch out for those when shopping on Amazon. You can find all of the Anker accessories on sale below, all of which are only available on Amazon. Cables Nylon USB-C to USB-C Cable (2-Pack) - $12.59 with on-page coupon, down from $15.99 Powerline III USB-C to USB-C Cable (2-Pack) - $19.99, down from $27.99 Wall Chargers Nano Pro Compact Fast Charger - $12.74 with on-page coupon, down from $17.99 PowerPort III 40W 2-Port Type-C Fast Charger - $20.99 with on-page coupon, down from $27.99 Compact Power Strip (2x Outlets, 4x USB Ports) - $75.99 with on-page coupon, down from $94.99 Nano II 65W USB-C Charger - $45.99, down from $59.99 140W USB-C Charger - $69.99 with on-page coupon, down from $99.99 4-Port Foldable Charger - $109.99, down from $119.99 Portable Chargers PowerCore 5,000 mAh Magnetic Portable Charger - $34.99, down from $39.99 PowerCore 20,000 mAh - $51.99, down from $59.99 PowerCore 10,000 mAh Hybrid Charger - $79.99 with on-page coupon, down from $99.99 PowerCore 24,000 mAh with Smart Digital Display - $119.99 with on-page coupon, down from $149.99 PowerCore 26,000 mAh - $179.99, down from $199.99 Miscellaneous PowerWave Magnetic 2-in-1 Stand - $39.99, down from $49.99 7-in-1 USB-C Hub - $29.74 with on-page coupon, down from $34.99 USB-C to HDMI Adapter - $15.29 with on-page coupon, down from $17.99 Portable Power Station - $799.99 with on-page coupon, down from $999.99 Be sure to visit our full Deals Roundup to shop for even more Apple-related products and accessories. Related Roundup: Apple Deals This article, Deals: Amazon's New Anker Sale Has Savings on USB-C Chargers, Portable Batteries, and More first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 7 Dec 2022 9:40 pm

Smartphone Accessories: Aukey True Wireless Earbuds $10 (Reg. $40), more

Aukeys official Newegg storefront is offering its EP-T21S True Wireless Earbuds for $9.99 shipped . Down from a $50 list price and $40 going rate at Aukey before going out of stock there, todays discount marks a new all-time low that weve tracked. These true wireless earbuds are perfect for working out, listening to podcasts , or even watching YouTube videos . However, these earbuds do a lot more than just let you hear audio. The 10mm drivers offer rich, clean sound and the touch controls allow you to manage audio playback, answer or decline calls, and much more. Simply opening the case will connect the earbuds to your device, which makes pairing easy as well. Plus, the buds themselves last for up to five hours per charge and the case adds an additional 25 hours of use before its time to plug back in. More smartphone accessories: Apple Watch Series 7 starts from $260 in 1-day Woot refurb sale (Orig. $399), more MOMAX 7.5W MagSafe Wireless Charger Air Vent Car Phone Mount: $26 (Reg. $40) | Amazon w/ on-page coupon + code 8NQN2BF5 SteelSeries Stratus Duo elevates Android gaming with $25 discount to 2022 low of $35 LULULOOK 3-port 65W USB-C/A Charger: $19.50 (Reg. $35) | Amazon w/ on-page coupon + code W94UPRYQ Amazfit GTR 2e with 24-day battery life and sleep tracking hits new low of $70 (50% off) ROMOSS 30,000mAh 18W USB-C Portable Battery: $24 (Reg. $40) | Amazon Amazons Halo fitness wearables back at Black Friday lows of $35 shipped (Reg. $70+) 12-outlet Surge Protector with USB-C/A: $15 (Reg. $26) | Amazon w/ on-page coupon + code AIM67NDN Save 49% on OontZs Angle 3 Ultra SUP Special Edition Bluetooth Speaker at new low of $20.50 Deals still live from yesterday: UGREEN 10,000mAh 20W USB-C Power Bank$22(Reg. $30)| Amazon Samsung EVO Select 128GB microSD card undercuts Black Friday at $14 , more from $1 2 Ailun iPhone 14 3-pack Tempered Glass Screen Protectors:$6(Reg. $9)| Amazon w/ code WHC37FHZ TAURI iPhone 14 Pro Case: $18 (Reg. $23)| Amazon Stuff a stocking with Samsungs 2022 USB-C 128GB Flash Drive at $17 (Matching low), more VICSEED MagSafe Desk Phone Mount:$29.50(Reg. $37)| Amazon Aioneus 20W USB-C/A Charger: $7 (Reg. $12)| Amazon more The post Smartphone Accessories: Aukey True Wireless Earbuds $10 (Reg. $40), more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 7 Dec 2022 9:32 pm

Amazon down for thousands of users. Details here

About 12,000 users reported issues with accessing the e-commerce platform in the United States

Livemint 7 Dec 2022 9:30 pm

SK hynixs 7,000MB/s P41 Gen4 M.2 Internal SSDs up to 30% off with deals from $84

The official SK hynix Amazon storefront is now offering its latest model Platinum P41 1TB PCIe NVMe Gen4 M.2 2280 Internal Solid-State Drive at $104.99 alongside the 500GB model at $83.99 shipped . Regularly $150 and $105 respectively, this is within a few bucks of the all-time low on the 1TB variant and matching the Black Friday listing on the 500GB for the lowest prices out there. After debuting at CES 2022 for the first time ahead of launch in May of this year, the Platinum P41 quickly became one of the most affordable and popular affordable options that can move data at up to 7,000MB/s. Youre not going to find an integrated heatsink here, but the PCIe NVMe Gen4 interface and backwards compatibility with Gen3 motherboards make it a notable budget-conscious choice for some builds anyway. It also ships with an extended 5-year warranty and you can get a closer look in our hands-on review . Head below for more. more The post SK hynixs 7,000MB/s P41 Gen4 M.2 Internal SSDs up to 30% off with deals from $84 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 7 Dec 2022 9:25 pm

Apples M2 MacBook Air arrives well before Christmas at all-time low of $1,049 (Save $150)

If you missed out on the Black Friday pricing that had gone live last month on Apples latest M2 MacBook Air , theres another chance to put it under the Christmas tree for less. Right now, Amazon is offering the 256GB model for $1,049 shipped in all four colors. Thats down from the usual $1,199 price tag and matching the all-time low at $150 off. Weve still only seen this price a handful of times at this point, with todays offer arriving as one of the last times youll be able to lock-in delivery ahead of Christmas. Apples all-new M2 MacBook Air comes powered by its latest in-house chip and pairs with a refreshed form-factor. The 13-inch Liquid Retina Display sports a 500-nit brightness to complete the P3 wide color support and pairs with a 1080p FaceTime camera with three-mic array and Spatial Audio-enabled speakers. Though the real highlight has to be the return of MagSafe charging, which pairs with other I/O like dual Thunderbolt ports. Learn more about the entry-level configurations performance over at 9to5Mac . Then head below for more. more The post Apples M2 MacBook Air arrives well before Christmas at all-time low of $1,049 (Save $150) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 7 Dec 2022 9:20 pm

Amazon down for thousands of users: Downdetector.com

About 12,000 users reported issues with accessing the e-commerce platform in the United States as of 10 am ET, according to Downdetector

The Economic Times 7 Dec 2022 9:10 pm

Google's Nest Hub drops to $39 with a free smart bulb

If you've been looking to pick up a smart display, today looks like a decent time to take the plunge, as Walmart has our favorite option on the market, Google's Nest Hub , down to $39. That's the lowest price we've seen to date for the second-gen model. Notably, the discount includes a basic Philips Wiz smart bulb for no extra cost. For context, the 7-inch smart display technically has an MSRP of $100, though we frequently see it on sale for $50. The deal covers both the chalk and charcoal versions of the display, but the former looks to be out of stock as of this writing. We gave the second-gen Nest Hub a review score of 89 when it launched last year, and it's currently a top pick in our guide to the best smart displays . Like Amazon's Echo Show devices , it's mainly there for those who like using a voice assistant to pull up the weather, control smart home gear, stream music and videos, display recipes in the kitchen and so on. Its chief advantage over Amazon's devices is, unsurprisingly, its tighter integration with Google services: If much of your life is organized in Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Photos, or if you use other Google-owned gear like Nest doorbells and thermostats, using the Google Assistant to access those things here will be far more convenient. We've also found the Google Assistant to be a little more capable than Alexa at answering web queries. As a piece of hardware, the Nest Hub isn't blazingly fast, nor is its 1,024 x 600 resolution display especially sharp. Still, its built-in speakers and microphones do the job, and its soft fabric design should blend naturally into most rooms. Its 7-inch frame is a natural fit on a bedside table or bathroom counter, and while it lacks a built-in camera, that may be a good thing for those who want an added sense of privacy. The device can also provide a modicum of sleep tracking, though we wouldn't call that necessary for most, and Google plans to charge extra for the feature in the coming months. Nevertheless, the Nest Hub provides a strong mix of price and functionality for those who aren't already hitched to Alexa , and this deal only furthers that. Follow @EngadgetDeals on Twitter and subscribe to the Engadget Deals newsletter for the latest tech deals and buying advice.

Engadget 7 Dec 2022 9:10 pm

Might as well grab iHealths popular Non Contact Forehead Thermometer while its just $10

The official iHealth Labs Amazon storefront is now offering its PT2L Non Contact Forehead Thermometer for $9.99 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $25. This model is listed with a regular $16 price tag and it has fetched as much over the last month or two, but we have seen it go for up to $40 or more across 2022 several times. While this is a more than handy tool during flu season, it is really something many folks should have around the house at all times, and especially at this price. Youre looking at one of the more elegant non-contact forehead thermometers out there with a bright LCD screen to showcase the large readout and color-coded fever indicator it is also backlit so it can be read in low light conditions if needed. Backed by rigorous, medically validated testing, it makes use of a smart chip algorithm to ensure accurate results-faster, safer, and more reliably. More details below. more The post Might as well grab iHealths popular Non Contact Forehead Thermometer while its just $10 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 7 Dec 2022 8:58 pm

19 Gizmos and Gadgets at Amazon You Didnt Know You Needed in Your Life - CNET

Whether you're looking for a trinket or two to flesh out your holiday shopping or you're buying for yourself, you won't regret grabbing these knickknacks.

Cnet 7 Dec 2022 8:47 pm

Catan is perfect for your family game night, especially for just $25 at Amazon (48% off)

Amazon is offering the Catan Board Game for $25 shipped. Down from $48 over the past several months, todays deal marks a return to the second-best price that weve seen this year. Catan is a great game to pull out on family game night this winter. Youll journey to guide settlers to victory through cleverly trading and leveraging cunning development. Someone could cut off your road to victory though, so you need to stay on your toes while playing. Its a strategic experience and while Catan only takes a few minutes to learn, it takes ages to master, making it a great way to get your mind thinking during the next game night with your family. Keep reading for more. more The post Catan is perfect for your family game night, especially for just $25 at Amazon (48% off) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 7 Dec 2022 8:43 pm

Amazon Kindle (11th Gen) With 6-Inch Display, 16GB Storage, USB Type-C Port Launched in India

Amazon has announced the launch of the latest generation of Kindle e-reader in India. The Kindle (11th Gen) is available at a launch price of Rs 8,999 and has 16 GB of inbuilt storage. The popular e-reader comes with a USB Type-C port and is claimed to offer up to six weeks of battery life

NDTV 7 Dec 2022 8:07 pm

SteelSeries Stratus Duo elevates Android gaming with $25 discount to 2022 low of $35

Amazon is now offering the SteelSeries Stratus Duo Wireless Gaming Controller for Android at $34.99 shipped . Typically fetching $60, todays offer is delivering the first discount since back in July at $25 off. Its a new 2022 low and the best weve seen since back in 2021. The SteelSeries Stratus Duo elevates your mobile smartphone gaming with a design thats geared towards Android handsets first and foremost, but also Windows, Chromebooks, and VR headsets over Bluetooth and the included 2.4GHz receiver. Alongside its typical controller form-factor, youre looking at 20-hour battery life, a microUSB port for when its time to refuel, and a pair of joysticks. Head below for more. more The post SteelSeries Stratus Duo elevates Android gaming with $25 discount to 2022 low of $35 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 7 Dec 2022 8:01 pm

Todays best game deals: Just Dance 2023 $23 all-time low, Gears 5 $5, much more

Holiday game deals continue with notable price drops on Nintendo Switch titles as well as a host of Xbox and PlayStation releases. Today only, as part of its Epic Holiday deals, Amazon is offering a new all-time low on Just Dance 2023 Edition. Regularly $60, you can now score it for $23.20 on Nintendo Switch, Xbox, and PlayStation 5. Just watch out for the game + pin set add-on bonus for Nintendo Switch, it is going for the same price in todays sale. Shipping is free for Prime members or in orders over $25 and it is listed as arriving before Christmas. The latest version of the game features a new interface so you can spend more time dancing and less time searching alongside custom-made sessions and songs tailored to your preferences. It features BTS songs for the first time alongside artists like Harry Styles, Lady Gaga, Beyonc, Billie Eilish, and loads more so you can jam out with family and friends over the holidays and all next year.Head below for more of todays best console game deals. more The post Todays best game deals: Just Dance 2023 $23 all-time low, Gears 5 $5, much more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 7 Dec 2022 7:55 pm

Maergo raises $20M to provide Amazon-style fast and cheap air and middle mile services to online retailers

With the holiday shopping season well underway and showing signs that it might not be as sluggish as some predicted, a startup out of Austin, Texas, is announcing funding to build out a new approach to shipping, to help retailers compete against the consumer pull of fast and free Amazon Prime delivery. Maergo which [] Maergo raises $20M to provide Amazon-style fast and cheap air and middle mile services to online retailers by Ingrid Lunden originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 7 Dec 2022 7:32 pm

Amazon's Echo Show 15 now doubles as a Fire TV

Amazon's Echo Show 15 is now useful as a tiny TV. The company has released a promised free update that brings the Fire TV interface to the smart display. As on other devices, you can stream from a range of apps (including Netflix, Prime Video and YouTube) with an on-screen carousel that helps you find content and resume shows. This will be familiar to anyone who's used even a basic Fire TV Stick , but the Echo Show's design offers a few interface twists. Buy Echo Show 15 bundle at Amazon - $195 You can use Alexa to open apps or stream specific content, and use either a paired Alexa Voice Remote or the controls in the mobile Fire TV app to navigate without smudging the screen. However, there's also a virtual remote on the Echo Show 15 itself. You won't need a separate controller for those apps that don't recognize touch. The Echo Show 15 normally costs $250, but Amazon is sweetening the deal to mark the Fire TV launch. A new limited time bundle includes both the display and an Alexa Voice Remote for $195 . Existing Echo Show owners, meanwhile, can buy the remote for $10 ($20 off) through the touchscreen. As we explained in our review, the Echo Show 15 still isn't for everyone. The camera and speakers are merely so-so, and there's still only a limited range of widgets. With that said, the Fire TV expansion may go a long way toward justifying the design. This may be a viable option for a kitchen or bedroom TV, particularly if you'd also like to see the family calendar or the weather.

Engadget 7 Dec 2022 7:30 pm

PepsiCo also indicated layoffs, preparing to lay off hundreds of employees

PepsiCo layoffs: After Amazon, Meta, the dark clouds of economic recession are also comes over PepsiCo, the giant of the Beverages Sector. The PepsiCo company has recently indicated major layoffs and during this time the company can show the way out to hundreds of employees. The company is laying off hundreds of employees in its [] The post PepsiCo also indicated layoffs, preparing to lay off hundreds of employees appeared first on Tfipost.com .

TFIPOST 7 Dec 2022 7:24 pm

elagos new Game Boy-style AirPods Pro 2 case just hit a new Amazon low at $18

The official elago Amazon storefront is now offering its new Game Boy-style AW5 AirPods Pro 2 Case Case from $18.04 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $25. Be sure to clip the on-page coupon . While we have seen the gray model down at $19 previously, it regularly fetches $22 in all colors directly from elago and is now at the lowest we have tracked since it launched just before Black Friday this year. Designed specifically for Apples latest AirPods Pro 2 and currently listed as arriving before Christmas on Amazon, nows your chance to land the novel nostalgic case in time for gifting. It features a Nintendo Game Boy-style design, the brands usual silicone treatment, and a cutout to support Apples new lanyard connector. It is also wireless charging-compatible and will allow the front LED to shine through. Head below for more. more The post elagos new Game Boy-style AirPods Pro 2 case just hit a new Amazon low at $18 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 7 Dec 2022 7:22 pm

Amazon's Echo Show 5 bundled with a Blink Mini is on sale for only $50

The Echo Show 5 is one of Amazon's most versatile Alexa devices thanks to its 5.5-inch display, it's relatively solid sound quality and it's compact size. The online retailer discounted the smart display to $35 for the holiday shopping season, but it also has a deal on a bundle that would make a good smart-home starter kit. You can pick up the Echo Show 5 with a Blink Mini for a total of $50, which is 58 percent off the normal price of the bundle. Amazon last updated the Echo Show 5 in 2021, giving it a 2-megapixel front camera that will slightly improve the quality of your video chats. Otherwise, not much about the Show 5 has changed since it originally came out but that's not a bad thing. The Alexa-powered display has decent audio quality for its size, and it has onboard volume controls along with a mic-mute button and a physical camera shutter for when you need extra privacy. The Show 5 is the smallest smart display in Amazon's lineup and it makes an excellent alarm clock thanks to its ambient light sensor, which adjusts the screen's brightness based on the light levels in the room, and its sunrise alarm feature. The latter slowly brightens the display before you're due to wake up to wake you more naturally from sleep. You can also tap to snooze your alarm, a feature that's unique to the Echo Show 5 (other Amazon smart displays don't have it). Pairing the Show 5 with the Blink Mini can give you a better view of your home. Blink's smallest security camera may not be wireless like the rest of its gadgets, but it still records 1080p video and supports motion alerts and two-way audio. Once you plug it in, it'll watch over the inside of your home and you can use the Echo Show 5 to check out its camera feed from another part of the house. And like other Blink cameras, the Mini can also send motion alerts to your phone, so you can check in anytime from anywhere. This $50 bundle gives you both gadgets at the best prices we've seen, making it a good starter set for anyone who wants to make their home a bit smarter. If you're looking for a larger display that also provides even better sound quality, the same bundle with the Echo Show 8 and a Blink Mini is also on sale for $85. Buy Echo Show 8 + Blink Mini bundle at Amazon - $85 Follow @EngadgetDeals on Twitter and subscribe to the Engadget Deals newsletter for the latest tech deals and buying advice.

Engadget 7 Dec 2022 7:14 pm

Let Sharks AI smart vac and self-empty base clean the house at $350 (50% off for today only)

Today only, as part of its Epic Holiday deals, Amazon is now offering the Shark AV2501AE AI Robot Vacuum with Self-Empty Base for $349.99 shipped . Regularly $650, this is a massive 50% or $300 price drop off the going rate and the best price we have tracked all year at Amazon. This system features the brands bagless, self-emptying base that holds up to 60 days worth of debris for a truly autonomous cleaning experience it also sports true HEPA filtration that captures and traps 99.97% of dust and allergens. From there youre looking at a smart app-controlled vacuuming unit that also responds to voice commands via Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant gear with a 120-minute runtime, AI laser navigation, neat row-by-row cleaning, scheduling, user-created no-go zones, and more. Hit the jump for additional details. more The post Let Sharks AI smart vac and self-empty base clean the house at $350 (50% off for today only) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 7 Dec 2022 7:05 pm

Shark's self-emptying robot vacuum is $300 off today only

You can get Shark's AV2501AE AI Robot Vacuum at a deeply discounted price today at Amazon. As of this writing, you have less than 19 hours to grab the robotic vacuum for $350 only, or for 46 percent less than its retail price of $650. That's the lowest price we've seen for this particular model on the website. This vacuum uses LiDAR technology to map your house, so you can set up cleaning areas and zones it can't go to using its accompanying app. Its AI-powered navigation system also enables it to detect and avoid objects while doing row-by-row cleaning to ensure that it covers every area of your home that it can. The model comes with a bagless, self-emptying base that can hold up to 60 days of dirt. And in UltraClean Mode, it can clean carpets better, as well as pick up more pet hair even without a special attachment for hair and fur. Plus, Shark says the machine has true HEPA filtration that can suck in allergens as small as .3 microns and trap them inside the base. In case you want to start vacuuming beyond the scheduled times you set or want to activate UltraClean mode, you can simply issue voice commands through Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant devices. Take note that the vacuum can run for up to two hours on a single charge, after which it has to dock and charge itself before picking up where it left off. Follow @EngadgetDeals on Twitter and subscribe to the Engadget Deals newsletter for the latest tech deals and buying advice.

Engadget 7 Dec 2022 7:02 pm

S.J. Suryah, Laila, Sanjana and Vivek Prasanna from Vadhandhi - The Fable of Velonie request viewers to SAY NO TO SPOILERS

One of the most awaited web series Vadhandhi - The Fable of Velonie from the house of Pushkar & Gayatri is currently streaming on Prime Video, and the audiences are loving every bit of this crime thriller... The climax of any crime thriller is extremely pivotal that knowing the suspense would metaphorically kill the joy of watching it too. Hoping the audience has a 'spoiler free' viewing experience, the cast of the series created a quirky yet informative video to request fans to not spoil the suspense for others who are yet to watch the series. Taking to social media, they have humbly requested- Dont let anyone spoil the show for you, SAY NO TO SPOILERS!#VadhandhiOnPrime, watch now on @PrimeVideoIN. Produced by Pushkar and Gayatri under the banner of Wallwatcher Films, and created by Andrew Louis, the Amazon Original series Vadhandhi: The Fable of Velonie, stars the multifaceted film artiste, S.J. Suryah in his streaming debut. The series also marks the acting debut of Sanjana, who plays the titular role of Velonie, and features a stellar ensemble cast including Laila, M. Nasser, Vivek Prasanna, Kumaran, and Smruthi Venkat in pivotal roles.

Web Dunia 7 Dec 2022 6:48 pm

ESRs new 15.6-inch portable kickstand display has never gone for less, now $147 (Reg. $200+)

The official ESR Amazon storefront is now offering its Portable 15.6-inch Kickstand Monitor for $147.37 shipped after you clip the on-page coupon . Regularly $200 and sometimes as much as $200, this portable display is now at the lowest price we have tracked since it hit Amazon for the first time back in October of this year. Delivering a sleek 60FPS, 1080p display measuring 0.24-inches thick, it effectively adds an additional display to your setup with a super-narrow-bezel premium glass screen. Notable for gaming and productivity sessions, it includes USB-C and mini HDMI to HDMI cables in the box and features a built-it kickstand that allows for adjustable viewing angles from 0 to 180 degrees. Head below for a closer look and more details. more The post ESRs new 15.6-inch portable kickstand display has never gone for less, now $147 (Reg. $200+) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 7 Dec 2022 6:43 pm

Amazon takes extra 20% off Philips Hue lights, lamps, and accessories when you buy three

Amazon today is launching a new Buy Three and Save 20% promotion on Philips Hue smart lights and accessories . As youd guess from the name of the sale, all youll need to do is go shop all of the eligible offerings on this landing page and add three to your cart. From there, the price will automatically drop at checkout by 20%, delivering some of the best prices of the season across a wide range of accessories for your smart home some of which are already on sale and will be discounted further. Free shipping is available across the board, too. This is the best one of these promotions weve seen this year, beating our previous mention of 15% from back at the end of the summer. Head below for all of our top picks. more The post Amazon takes extra 20% off Philips Hue lights, lamps, and accessories when you buy three appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 7 Dec 2022 6:28 pm

Samsung Galaxy M04: Launch date in India, price, specifications and all other details

Amazon has released a teaser for the Samsung Galaxy M04, revealing several critical details ahead of the official launch.

The Economic Times 7 Dec 2022 6:24 pm

VIZIO 2022 M7 QLED Smart TV with VRR, AirPlay 2, more hits Amazon low at $698 ($300 off)

Amazon is now offering the 2022 model VIZIO 75-Inch M-Series 4K QLED HDR Smart TV for $698 shipped. This one launched at over $1,500 this past spring and more regularly fetches $998 at Amazon. Todays deal is a new all-time low there at $300 off. Joining the active full array display with 32 local dimming zones, youll find VIZIOs ProGaming Engine with support for Variable Refresh Rate, AMD FreeSync, and Dolby Vision Auto Gaming, alongside HDMI 2.1 input. From there, it also boasts Apples AirPlay 2 video streaming tech and compatibility with Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri voice commands as well as built-in Wi-Fi, and a USB port. Head below for more details. more The post VIZIO 2022 M7 QLED Smart TV with VRR, AirPlay 2, more hits Amazon low at $698 ($300 off) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 7 Dec 2022 6:18 pm

Best wired headphones for iPhone and iPad

A collective groan echoed across the Internet a few years ago when Apple announced that it was dropping the traditional 3.5mm headphone socket from the iPhone 7. Then, in 2020, Apple also decided to stop including a set of EarPods in the box with new iPhones leaving iPhone users to find their own headphones. A same challenge applies to owners of the iPad none of the current range of iPad models has a headphone socket. In fact, only the standard 10.2in iPad features a Lightning port, the other iPads all offer USB-C as a means to connect accessories. Its obvious, then, that Apple wants us all to go out and buy a set of AirPods, which use Bluetooth to provide wireless audio. However, there are still times when its preferable to use a good old-fashioned set of wired headphones. Apart from anything else, you dont have to worry about the battery running flat, and there are many people who still prefer the sound quality provided by wired headphones too. Throw in the fashionistas who seem to think that wired headphones are charmingly retro, and wired headphones do seem to be having a bit of a moment right now. But not everyone wants wireless headphones which require charging, tend to be more expensive, and are all to easy to lose. (If you do want to use wireless headphones with your iPhone we have a separate story.) There are a few manufacturers that make headphones with a Lightning connector, which are specifically designed for use with the iPhone. However, Lightnings days are likely numbered, with the European Union forcing Apple to move to USB-C for charging iPhones by 2024 , and with most of the latest iPad models apart from the entry-level 9th gen iPad having switched from Lightning to USB-C connectors, it is certain that the iPhone will soon follow this same trend. Fortunately, there are new headphones now available that have a USB-C connector for wired audio, so you can choose a set of headphones that has either Lightning or USB-C, depending on which iPhone or iPad you own. Headphones that have USB-C should work with Macs that have USB-C too although most Macs do still have a standard 3.5mm headphone socket that will work with conventional headphones. One thing to remember is that many headphones use a USB-C connector for charging but may not allow you to play audio via a USB-C cable, so check on that before buying any new headphones. Theres one other option as well. You can still use traditional headphones that have a standard 3.5mm audio connector with an iPhone or iPad although you will need a suitable adaptor or cable that has a 3.5mm connector for the headphones and a Lightning or USB-C connector for your Apple devices. Apple sells 3.5mm headphone jack adaptors with both Lightning connectors for $9 / 9 and USB-C for $9 / 9 . Other companies sell adaptors too most notably Belkin, with its Rockstar or Connect Lightning to 3.5mm adaptors ( $39.99 at Amazon US or 29 at Amazon UK ), which provide multiple ports and connectors so that you can charge your iPhone or iPad and listen to music at the same time. We look at even more adapter options here: Best Lightning headphone adapters for iPhone. Best Lightning and USB-C headphones 1. Austrian Audio Hi-X25BT Pros Includes USB-C-to-3.5m, USB-C and USB-A cables Great sound quality 30 hour battery life Cons Not great as Bluetooth headphones Wireless mode doesn't support AAC MSRP: 179 Best Prices Today: $179 at Austrian Audio Connectivity: Wireless or USB-C Austrian Audio is a well-known name in Hi-Fi circles, making high-end headphones and microphones for musicians and audiophiles. However, it also makes some more affordable headphones, such as the Hi-X25BT, which provides impressive sound quality for a very affordable $179/135. As the name suggests, the Hi-X25BT does include Bluetooth to provide a wireless option when required, with an impressive 30 hours of battery life in Bluetooth mode. Its not at its best with Bluetooth, though, as it doesnt support either Apples AAC or AptX for Android, relying on the more basic SBC codec for wireless audio. The emphasis, therefore, is more on using the Hi-X25BT as a set of wired headphones via its USB-C connector. Austrian includes two cables with the headphones, with a USB-C-to-3.5mm connector that provides standard analogue audio, or a straightforward USB-C cable that provides digital audio from an iPad, Mac or other devices that have USB-C. Theres also a USB-A adaptor included too, and I had no trouble using the Hi-X25BT with both USB-A and 3.5mm connections on my ageing office iMac. I also found a Lightning audio adaptor from Belkin in my desk draw, which allowed me to use the Hi-X25BT with a Lightning connection on my iPhone as well although, of course, this isnt included with the headphones, so youd need to provide your own adaptor for an iPhone. And, as youd expect from a company with Austrians Hi-Fi background, the sound quality is great, thanks to 40mm drivers with impressive 12Hz 24KHz frequency response. The cymbal crash that starts Blondies Rapture rings out crisp and clear, with a loose relaxed feel on the jangling rhythm guitar. The songs bouncing bass line works a treat too, and never gets lost in the mix as can sometimes happen with less precise headphones. 2. Belkin SoundForm Pros Features a Lightning port Tangle-free cable Great sound for low price Cons No carry case Sound quality is dependent on good fit MSRP: $39.99 Best Prices Today: $29.99 at Lenovo $37.42 at Amazon $39.99 at Belkin Connectivity: Lightning Lightning headphones are normally pretty expensive, since manufacturers have to make a special version of their standard headphones that uses the Apple-only connector just for iPhone owners. However, Belkin surprised us by releasing its SoundForm Headphones With Lightning Connector, priced at just $39.99/29.99. Despite their low price, the SoundForm headphones which used to be called Rockstar, but have been rebranded are sturdily built, with a chunky, flat cable that reduces tangles when you shove them into your pocket. The inline controls are fairly basic just a little microphone for voice calls, a couple of buttons for volume adjustment, and a Play/Pause button that controls music and phone calls. And, at this price, theres not a lot in the way of added extras either theres no carrying case, and just three sizes of silicon ear-tips, although that should be enough to provide a good, comfortable fit for most people. Belkin also says the headphones are water-resistant although it doesnt quote an IP rating so they should be a good, affordable option for jogging around the park or working out at the gym. Sound quality is a pleasant surprise too, given the low price. The SoundForm delivered the multi-layered bombast of Bohemian Rhapsody with clarity and detail. Smaller, less expensive earbuds such as these often suffer from weak bass, but the SoundForm also managed to dig down to the deep, sinister electronic bass on Prime Evil by The Orb. Our only concern is that the sound quality is very dependent on getting a good, firm fit inside your ears, but as long as the ear-tips provided by Belkin fit you properly then the SoundForm is the best set of budget-priced Lightning headphones weve seen so far. Belkin also makes some handy and affordable Lightning adaptors, which let you use existing 3.5mm headphones with a recent iPhone, or even connect an iPhone to a car music system. There is also a USB-C version of Belkins SoundForm headphones. See: Belkin in-Ear USB-C Headphones w/Mic Control, USB-C Earbuds , $29.99 on Amazon.com. 3. Zorloo Zophia Pros Bluetooth and wired modes USB-C cable, with optional Lightning adaptor Includes high-quality DAC Cons No noise-cancellation Modest battery life MSRP: $169 Best Prices Today: $169 at Zorloo Connectivity: USB-C or Lightning (via adaptor) The new Zophia earbuds from Zorloo really stand out in a crowded market, simply by virtue of providing both Bluetooth wireless and a more traditional wired mode. If you need the convenience of Bluetooth then the Zophia supports Apples AAC codec, along with AptX for Android devices. Battery life is relatively modest at just five hours, but the USB-C charging case lets you top the earbuds up for a total of 25 hours listening time. But, when the battery is flat, or you want to listen to your favourite music with the best possible sound quality, you can simply plug in the proprietary audio cable provided by Zorloo and the Zophia will automatically turn off Bluetooth and switch into wired mode. The audio cable has a USB-C interface that will work with Macs and iPads that have USB-C, but you can also buy the Zophia with a Lightning adaptor as well. The cable also works as a DAC digital-to-analogue converter that bypasses the somewhat ropey analogue audio that you can get from many Apple devices in order to enhance the sound quality even further. The standard USB-C version of the Zophia costs $169/139, or $179/147 with the Lightning adaptor. And, for real hi-fi buffs, theres a version that costs $209/170 with the Lightning adaptor and additional support for the studio quality MQA audio format used by some high-end audio devices, and streaming services such as Tidal. The Zophia works perfectly well in Bluetooth mode, although there are cheaper Bluetooth headphones that can match its sound quality using Bluetooth alone. But its the wired option that is the Zophias real selling point and switching the Zophia into wired mode using the Lightning adaptor on my iPhone makes an immediate improvement to the sound quality. Kate Bush is all over the Internet at the moment, thanks to Running Up That Hill being used in Stranger Things on Netflix, but my favourite track on the Hounds Of Love album has always been The Big Sky, and especially the thunderous 12-inch Meteorological Mix. The Zophia really comes to life with the Lightning adaptors wired connection, immediately displaying a brighter, more vibrant sound. It captures the deep, snappy sound of the slap-bass, and the rumbling avalanche of drums and percussion, but still manages to pick out lighter details such as the shimmering cymbals and, of course, Kates own soaring vocals as the final chorus goes walking out on the big, big sky 4. Apple EarPods Pros Feature a Lightning port Trendy Decent sound at a low price Cons No silicon tips Not ideal is you need a firm fit MSRP: $19 Best Prices Today: $17.99 at Amazon $17.99 at Best Buy $19.00 at Apple Connectivity: Lightning (plus you can still get the 3.5mm version) Apple stopped including the EarPods with new iPhones years ago which was annoying for iPhone owners, but great for headphone manufacturers who could step in with their own alternatives. But the Internet says that the cool kids are wearing wired headphones again these days its a retro thing, apparently and the EarPods are still available for people who prefer a simple and affordable set of wired earbuds. There are actually two versions available, both costing just $19/19, with either a Lightning connector or a standard 3.5mm audio connector for older iPhones or iPad models that still have ye olde headphone connector. That 3.5mm connector will work with other audio devices too and, of course, a wired connection means that you dont have to worry about the battery running down in the middle of a long journey. The design of the EarPods was updated a few years ago, with a more oval-shaped earpiece that is designed to rest more easily inside the ear. However, they still have the same one-size-fits-all design of the original EarPods, with no option to use silicon tips in different sizes, so theyre probably not the best choice for people who need a good, firm fit for working out or jogging around the park. Youre not going to get hi-fi quality headphones at this price, but the wired connection avoids the compromises caused by the limited bandwidth of Bluetooth, so the EarPods still provide respectable sound quality. The bass sounds nice and firm, and our only complaint is that higher frequencies can sound a little thin at times. 5. Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless Pros Supports Apple's AAC codec Sound great in both wired and wireless modes Wide frequency response Cons Expensive Didn't work with the Macs we tested with Best Prices Today: $198.77 at Amazon $399.95 at Sennheiser Connectivity: Wireless, USB-C, 2.5mm-to-3.5mm audio cables included The name suggests that Sennheisers Momentum Wireless headphones might be wireless-only, but the Momentum currently in its 3rd generation model was actually one of the first headphones to support audio over a USB-C connection. And, as well as the USB-C connector on the right-hand earpiece, theres a 2.5mm audio connector for analogue audio as well, with both USB-C and 2.5mm-to-3.5mm audio cables included in the box. Available in black or white, the Momentum Wireless costs $399/349, making it one of the more expensive headphones in this category but thats still $150/200 less expensive than Apples AirPods Max ($549/549), which dont provide a wired option (unless you buy a separate Lightning adaptor for 35/$35). The Momentum Wireless also includes noise-cancellation features, and supports Apples AAC codec for Bluetooth, along with AptX for Android devices, so its both cheaper and more versatile than the AirPods Max. The only minor oddity is that while we had no problems using USB-C to listen to music on a couple of office iPads that have USB-C, the Momentum wasnt able to play music from our office Macs via USB-C. That means that the USB-C option is best suited for the latest iPad models that have USB-C although, of course, theres still Bluetooth and the standard headphone connector available for Macs, iPhones and other devices. And, as you might expect from Sennheiser, the Momentum Wireless sounds great in either wired or wireless modes. Ive always enjoyed the warm tones of Sennheiser headphones, and that sound really stands out on The Big Sky by Kate Bush, capturing both the range and richness of her voice on the songs chanting chorus. However, the Momentum 3 Wireless also boasts a frequency response that goes right down to 6Hz on the low end and 22Khz on higher frequencies and it delivers a big, beefy bass sound for the songs rumbling bass and drums that really works a treat on dance and rock music. 6. JLab Go Work Pros Great for phone calls and video-conferencing Comfortable 45-hour battery life Cons Only 3.5mm audio connector provided although works with USB-C Bass heavy MSRP: $49.99 Best Prices Today: $36.00 at Amazon Connectivity: Wireless, USB-C (no cable included), 3.5mm (cable included) As the name suggests, JLabs Go Work headset is primarily designed for use at work, taking phone calls or video-conferencing with colleagues and clients at work. It has thickly padded earpieces so that you can wear it comfortably all day long, and theres an adjustable boom mic to make sure your voice is clear during calls. You can use the Go Work with Bluetooth if you want, and it boasts an impressive 45-hour battery life to see you through a whole week at work. However, the right earpiece has a USB-C connector, which is primarily used for charging, but can also be used to provide a wired audio connection if you prefer. Its nice to have that wired option although, oddly, the audio cable thats included in the box only has a 3.5mm audio connector on it. That worked fine with the headphone socket on my office iMac but, of course, iPads and iPhones no longer have a headphone socket, so if you want to use the Go Work with your mobile devices then youll still need to buy a 3.5mm adaptor from Apple or another company such as Belkin. The sound quality is perfectly fine for voice calls and, of course, you can also listen to some music when youre off duty as well. The sound is a little bass heavy although some people do like that but still perfectly respectable for such a low-cost set of headphones, and the low price makes the Go Work a good option for people who are working from home. 7. Moshi Avanti LT Pros Lightning or 3.5mm, plus USB-C option High-quality sound Variety of colours Cons Fairly expensive MSRP: $240 Best Prices Today: $240 at Moshi Connectivity: Wireless, Lightning, USB-C or 3.5mm The problem with most Lightning headphones is simply that they only work with Apple devices such as the iPhone and older iPads and wont even work with newer Apple products such as the iPad Pro range, which has now ditched Lightning in favour of USB-C instead. Its hard to justify spending a lot of money on expensive headphones that will only work with a single device. So Moshi has played it smart with its Avanti on-ear headphones. Theyre fairly pricey, at around 220/$240, but the headphones include both a detachable Lightning cable for Apple devices, and a conventional 3.5mm cable that provides compatibility with a wider range of smartphones and other audio devices. Moshi also makes a second model, called the Avanti C , that comes with a USB-C cable for the increasing range of smartphones and tabletscompatible with that connector. The headphones themselves are smartly designed, and available in a variety of different colours. The on-ear design means that theyre quite compact, and the earpieces fold inwards so that you can easily slip them into the carrying case thats provided for when youre travelling. They sound great too, thanks to a frequency range of 15Hz 22kHz. That allows them to provide a really nice, firm bass on dance tracks such as Prime Evil by The Orb, while also reaching right up to the glass-cutting falsetto of Roger Taylor on Queens Lap Of The Gods. High-quality sound, portable design and useful accessories ensure that the Avanti LT headphones can really earn their keep both at home and when youre travelling and, unlike most Lightning headphones, you can use them with non-Apple devices too. An alternative from Moshi you might be interested in is the Moshi Mythro Lightning In-Ear Headphones, which are $99.99 from Walmart . Theres also the Moshi Avanti C On-Ear USB Type-C Headphones, which are $259.95 from Amazon . 8. Nuraphone Pros Great sound quality Creates a unique profile for you Immersion mode Cons Feel odd to wear MSRP: $399 Best Prices Today: $249.99 at Amazon $399 at Nura Connectivity: Wireless, Lightning, USB-C or 3.5mm Although the Nuraphones are wireless, they have a proprietary connector. Normally thats an annoying feature but here it means you can use the headphones with a number of different cables, including Lightning. Its very unlikely youve used any headphones like Nuras . They might look like fairly standard over-ear headphones but they also have an in-ear section, too. Its an odd sensation that youll have to get used to but the technology on offer here could be worth it. We dont find them the most comfortable headphones around due to the design, but the sound quality and features are something quite special. The first time you use Nuraphones, they will play a range of tones to map your personal hearing. Once it know what frequencies youre more or less sensitive to, it will create a profile unique to you. You might not believe how good it is try someone elses profile and you wont like the sound as much. Furthermore, the design means thatwhile the in-ear drivers do most of the regular work, the outer cups have bass drivers for an adjustable immersion mode. This is best described as like having sub woofers in your headphones and youll feel the bass rather than hear it. A G2 software update to the app brings additional features, too. Namely active noise cancelling with a social mode so you can hear whats going on around you without taking the headphones off. Theyre an $400/349 and available from Amazon and Nura . You can read a full review over on Tech Advisor . Also consider You may also like to try the following wired headphones. Ativa Lightning Earbud Headphones $28.99 at Amazon.com or Office Depo AUDEZE iSINE 10 In-Ear Headphones with Lightning and Standard Cables, B-Stock $399 at Amazon.com Can I just use a Lightning adapter? If you prefer to stick with an existing set of 3.5mm wired headphones that you really like then it is possible to buy an adapter. And, in fact, Apple did include a Lightning adapter with the iPhone 7, 8 and X when they were first launched. Unfortunately, thats no longer the case with current iPhones. You can still buy Apples Lightning To 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter for 9/$9 from the Apple Store , but its also possible to buy non-Apple alternatives from audio specialists, such as Fiios i1, which provides superior sound quality, but costs around 69 . Some manufacturers, such as Audeze and Bowers & Wilkins also make their own Lightning cables for use with their own headphones. Serious audiophiles can also opt for a portable DAC digital/analogue converter such as the popular iFi range or the Chord Mojo to really give their audio quality a boost. For buying advice related to other types of headphone, see our Best wired headphones test. Computer Accessories, Home Audio, iPad, iPhone

Macworld 7 Dec 2022 6:14 pm

Apples latest Magic Keyboard for 11-inch iPad Pro hits best price of the year at $210 (Save $89)

Amazon is now offering Apples latest 11-inch Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro at $209.99 shipped . Available in both white and black styles, this is down from $299 in either case to deliver the best price of the year. This is the lowest weve seen since the summer of 2021 and arrives with $89 in savings at the third-best discount ever. Designed for Apples latest iPad lineup, this Magic Keyboard works with all of the 11-inch variants of iPadOS device. Including the new M2 iPad Pro, as well as iPad Air 5 and previous-generation devices, it brings an improved typing experience into the mix thanks to a backlit keyboard. All of that comes packed into a signature floating hinge design that relies on Apples Smart Connector to pair with your device. Get a closer look in our hands-on review and then head below for more. more The post Apples latest Magic Keyboard for 11-inch iPad Pro hits best price of the year at $210 (Save $89) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 7 Dec 2022 5:59 pm

Their vision needs to be shared: the tiny shop championing the literature of the Amazon

Banca do Largo contains the worlds largest collection of titles by Amazonian writers and its owner believes their Indigenous knowledge and voices should be more widely heard A small kiosk sits humbly next to Manaus Opera House, in the heart of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. Tucked below some trees, the shop is easy to walk past without noticing. But through its green glass doors lies the worlds largest collection of Amazonian literature: a treasure chest of forgotten cultures and ignored histories. It was always my dream to have a bookstore, says Joaquim Melo, the 64-year-old owner of the Banca do Largo bookshop. Ive spent my life searching for these treasures. Continue reading...

The Guardian 7 Dec 2022 5:51 pm

Samsung Galaxy M04 India teaser revealed by Amazon, Know the Price and details

Amazon has released a teaser for the Samsung Galaxy M04, revealing several critical details ahead of the official launch.

The Economic Times 7 Dec 2022 5:49 pm

The Morning After: Apple Music is adding a karaoke mode

Apple Music has introduced a Sing feature , best described as a karaoke mode. Not only can you adjust the voice levels, but you can also use multiple lyric views if youre looking to share a duet or even just wail harmonize in the background. Apple has tweaked existing lyric views, so theyre now cued to the beat and light up slowly. The company says tens of millions of tracks will get the feature in December on the new Apple TV 4K, as well as recent iPhones (iPhone 11 and later) and iPads (including last year's ninth-generation model). Competitor Spotify already has a singing mode, but its more for rating your vocal skills. Apple told Engadget its feature doesn't use microphones at all so all you need to worry about is family members recording you during your rendition of Adeles Rolling in the Deep. Mat Smith The Morning After isnt just a newsletter its also a daily podcast. Get our daily audio briefings, Monday through Friday, by subscribing right here . The biggest stories you might have missed TSMC is building a second chip plant to meet US semiconductor demand Google Search results now continuously scroll on desktop Snap is testing paid upgrades to popular AR lenses Samsung storage sale drops SSDs and microSD cards below Black Friday prices Amazon Luna lets Prime members play Ubisoft PC games they own for free HBO Max returns to Prime Video Channels in the US The move comes after a two-year fight. The long-running squabble between Amazon and HBO appears to be over. Amazon and Warner Bros. Discovery have returned HBO Max to Prime Video Channels in the US. For $15 per month, you'll have access to House of the Dragon and other HBO shows within Prime Video and you won't have to manage separate apps or subscriptions. This will also provide access to the unified HBO Max and Discovery+ service (possibly called Max) when it goes live in 2023. Continue reading. Apple's Self Service Repair program comes to Europe It will encompass 'more than 200 individual parts and tools.' Apple Apple's Self Service Repair program has arrived in eight European countries. Using it, you can perform many of the most common fixes on the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 lineups, along with MacBooks with Apple silicon that is, non-Intel models. If you'd rather not purchase a tool for a one-time repair, you can rent a kit for a week at 54.90 (59.95). You can send back replaced parts for refurbishment and recycling and potentially receive a credit. A few examples of part prices include a battery module for 70.78 (77.04) and a camera module for 168.55 (192.76). Continue reading. Waze is getting its own dedicated app in Renault cars It's available in new Renault Austral Hybrids and Megane E-Tech EVs. Waze is France's most popular navigation app, to the point that it was recently updated with three regional accents (Toulouse, Provenal and Ch'ti). So it makes sense that Waze partnered with French automaker Renault to launch a new, dedicated version of the app for cars. Sure, you can use Waze on Android Auto by installing it as an app from your smartphone. What's different is Renault drivers can now install the app directly to the infotainment system and wont need a phone to use it. Continue reading. Apple's rumored electric car may not be fully self-driving after all The project also might not be ready until 2026. More car news as Bloomberg sources say Apples EV, codenamed Project Titan, is no longer a fully self-driving machine. It will reportedly have a conventional wheel and pedals and will 'only' drive itself on highways. The company has also pushed the launch back by a year to 2026, according to those sources. The vehicle may offer enough autonomy for you to play games or watch videos on the highway, but itll ask you to take control to drive on city streets or in adverse weather. Continue reading. Elden Ring update will add multiplayer colosseum brawls New arenas and three vs. three battles arrive on December 7th. FromSoftware Bandai Namco announced that a free multiplayer-focused update will go live later today. The Colosseum update will open up the titular arenas in Limgrave, Leyndell and Caelid, where players can battle it out in duels, free-for-alls and team fights, according to a YouTube video description. The colosseums have been in the game since launch, but were inaccessible. There arent a lot of details about the update, but having dedicated arenas for player-versus-player (PvP) battles should freshen things up for those who like to duke it out against other humans in Elden Ring . The trailer showed off some three vs. three combat as well. The video also includes text stating that players can join forces to fight for the Elden Ring. That suggests there will be more robust co-op options, too. Continue reading.

Engadget 7 Dec 2022 5:45 pm

Amazon Is Running Out Of Warehouse Workers, Cue TheRobots

While the warehouses are partly automated, Amazon still relies on thousands of people working in concert with the machines

Bloomberg Quint 7 Dec 2022 5:29 pm

France fines Amazon over contracts with third-party sellers

In a statement, the competition, consumer and anti-fraud office (DGCCRF) said it had already ordered the company to correct a significant imbalance in contractual conditions to Amazon's benefit in December 2021.

The Economic Times 7 Dec 2022 5:09 pm

Amazon refreshes Kindle with better screen, extra storage: Details here

Priced at Rs 9,999, the Kindle is available at an introductory price of Rs 8,999 on Amazon India

Business Standard 7 Dec 2022 5:04 pm

Makeup Remover: If you want to keep your face clean and beautiful, then make a habit of cleaning makeup,

Amazon Sale On Makeup Remover: If you apply makeup in party-function or daily use, then if you do not clean it properly, then this habit can make you old before time. It is very important to clean the makeup properly. There are many ways to clean makeup. If you want, you can use soap or face wash. Or you can clean it by applying cream or oil on the remover pad. Or you can buy these cheap makeup removers available on Amazon, which clean the face and eye makeup very easily. 1-Garnier Skin Naturals Cleansing Water, Hydrating & Soothing, Micellar Cleansing Water, 125 ml If you want to clean makeup or clean your face in routine, then this cleansing water is sold the most on Amazon, which costs Rs 1.99, but you can buy it for just Rs 162 in the deal. This cleansing can be used after traveling or even before sleeping at night to clean the face. 2-Neutrogena Oil-free Eye Makeup Remover, 3.8 oz Normal make-up gets cleaned with cream, soap or cleansing water, but sometimes it is a bit difficult to clean iMake-up. Especially the area near the eyes is also sensitive and many eye products are also waterproof. This makeup remover from Neutrogena is the best to clean eye makeup. Its price is Rs 2,199 but after a discount of 39% in the deal, you can buy it for Rs 1,347. This is an oil free makeup remover that can be used on the face as well. 3-Mamaearth Micellar water foaming makeup remover with rose water and glycolic acid for daily face wash and make up cleansing - 150ml Most of the makeup removers have some oil mixed in them so that the makeup gets removed easily, but if your skin is oily then you can use this oil free foaming remover from Mamaearth which works like a face wash. Its price is Rs.359. The foam of this makeup remover cleanses the face and it also has rose water and glycolic acid mixed in it. 4-Bioderma Sensibio H2O Daily Soothing Cleanser, Make up Pollution & Impurities Remover Face Eyes Sensitive skin, 500ml - Pack of 2 If you want a deal on a good quality product in make-up remover too, then you are getting 48% off on this Bioderma make-up remover. Its price is Rs 3,550 but you can buy it in deal for Rs 1,775. It is also useful for cleaning the eye makeup along with the face. A combo of two packs is available in this.

Kalam Times 7 Dec 2022 4:50 pm

Amazon brings new Kindle with better display, 16GB storage to India

New Delhi: Amazon on Wednesday announced the next-generation Kindle that offers 300 ppi high-resolution display, USB-C charging, battery life of up to six weeks and 16GB storage. The 16GB variant of the All-New Kindle in black and denim colours has been launched at an introductory price of Rs 8,999. Thereafter, it will be available at Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 7 Dec 2022 4:34 pm

The food emissions solutions alarming experts after Cop27

The food industrys fingerprints were all over the solutions touted at the UN climate summit last month, campaigners and NGOs say In some ways, this years UN climate summit held in Egypt was all about food. In the context of crop failures and food insecurity, due to extreme weather and dwindling diversity , as well as rising food prices exacerbated by Russias war in Ukraine and the tight grip of corporate monopolies Cop27 included the first ever day dedicated to food and climate. Scientists are clear that the interconnected climate, environmental and food crises require bold transformative action to drastically reduce greenhouse gases and improve resilience. Food systems produce a third of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions . Cattle ranching is the main driver of Amazon rainforest loss, while industrialized food production is the biggest threat to 86% of the worlds species at risk of extinction . Continue reading...

The Guardian 7 Dec 2022 4:30 pm

Installing a TPMS on my 7-year-old Renault Duster for just Rs 6400

BHPian kanchudeep recently shared this with other enthusiasts. Have been interested in installing a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) in my Renault Duster for quite some while. Was contemplating it very seriously as a mid-life upgrade of my vehicle (completed 7 years recently & nearing 90,000 km) and came to know of a very good deal. I had already been researching the system by TREEL (owned by JK Tyres) and as per the above thread was getting very good rates from a dealer as part of a limited-time offer (valid till 03 Dec 2022). As per the offer, the rates were:Set of 04 sensors: 2,550/-Set of 05 sensors: 3,150/-External display unit: 2,300/-The post-deal rates by the dealer are:Set of 04 sensors: 2,950/-Set of 05 sensors: 3,659/-External display unit: 2,300/-The dealer is based out of Sonipat, Haryana. A set of 04 sensors are sold at 5,599/- by TREEL on their website & at 4,999/- by them on Amazon. You can actually use the sensors (04 or 05) even without the external display unit on a smartphone - in fact even with the Display one needs to pair it with the smartphone first. It is just that I prefer an independent system. The sensors have a claimed battery life of 07 years (batteries are not user replaceable), with a 5-year replacement under warranty and the system has very good reviews as per my research. This is one thread on the TREEL system. I will not thus go into more details about the system but rather add information relevant to others interested or what I have not come across about the System. I placed the order on 30 Nov 2022 for a total of 5,450/-. The package with items was received on 03 Dec 2022 via DTDC. All items were in their original packing with seals intact. Received items: 1 sensor was manufactured on 30th June 2021, 3 of them were manufactured on 27th November 2021 & the final one had a manufactured date of 20 December 2021. The display is of 30 March 2022 manufacture. Marked each sensor with tyre code: FL, FR, RL, RF and S, using a permanent marker for later identification. The sensors are designed to be used with the 'SmartTyre Car & Bike app' (Android App / iOS App) by TREEL. One needs to create a user account to use the app and give basic information about the vehicle. After opening all items, paired the sensors with the app, by scanning the QR code and adding as per the planned position. App's main screen after initial pairing - only temperature being displayed. Post pairing the sensors with the App I received an e-mail from TREEL with a product kit code with the Tag ID of the sensors and Display. The sensor data displayed by the App takes some time to update the information, so one needs to be a little patient in the beginning. I suspect the sensors transmit at intervals as also on sensing motion to maximise battery life. The App allows checking the battery level of each sensor which was all showing 100% even though some sensors have completed more than 01 year from manufacture. Next, synced the Display using the app by scanning the QR code, after which the Display gets info uploaded from the App of the sensors, user/vehicle info and configuration (minimum/maximum pressure, temperature, display ON time etc). Was also prompted for the firmware update of the Display and it was done without any issues (to version R3.1 dated 07 Nov 2022). This was a pleasant surprise that the firmware will easily receive updates. The next day, headed to a local tyre shop to get the fitment of sensors and also wheel balancing. Installing sensors on 05 tyres and wheel balancing for 04 tyres (less the spare and including the cost of balancing weights) came to a total of 960/-. There was no issue in fitting the sensor even on the spare wheel rim (non-alloy). Sensor installed on the wheel rim: The valve of TREEL system on the wheel: App's main screen displaying sensor data: Fitted the Display to the right of the steering wheel column console. The Unit comes with a strip of 3M double-side tape on the front half of the bottom. For a better fit, added a strip on the rear half too. The placement was based on easy access to the three buttons on the Display's right side with enough space on left for connecting the charging cable if so required anytime. The Display does not stay switched ON all the time. What I have observed so far is that once the vehicle starts after some time (I think triggered by the motion of the sensors which then transmit to the Display), the Display switches on and shows the status. Of course, one can manually switch ON using the buttons to check at any time. Display fitment: Overall for a total cost of ~ 6,400/-, I feel it is a worthy upgrade. Check out BHPian comments for more insights and information.

Team-BHP 7 Dec 2022 4:02 pm

Amazon Kindle with improved display, better storage launched in India, price set under Rs 10,000

Amazon Kindle with improved display better storage launched in India price set under Rs

India Today 7 Dec 2022 3:49 pm

Tecno launches Pova 4 with MediaTek Helio G99 processor at Rs 11,999

The Tecno Pova 4 will be available on the e-commerce platform Amazon and Jio Mart from December 13

Business Standard 7 Dec 2022 3:33 pm

Amazon, EU reach deal to end antitrust investigations

Amazon has reached a deal with the European Commission to escape a fine for allegedly misusing seller data, according to the Financial Times. As part of the agreement, Amazon have to will treat rival products equally to its own in the Buy Box section of its website, enhancing third-party sellers' visibility. Most purchases on Amazon are made via the Buy Box. The company has also pledged to provide new featured offers for consumers who are less worried about delivery speed, and will allow merchants using its Prime membership programme to pick any shipping provider and directly negotiate rates, instead of forcing them to use Amazon's logistics services. Amazon got in trouble with Italian regulators about these practices last year, eating a 1.3 billion fine as a result. According to the FT , the deal could be announced on 20th December, although the date may change. 'There's very little to discuss,' a source told the publication. Amazon will be obligated to honour its commitments for at least five years once the deal is formalised. The new deal would represent a huge win for the European Union, serving as an example of how large tech firms would be required to adhere to the new Digital Markets Act (DMA) . The DMA is a comprehensive set of rules designed to reduce the market dominance of companies with a solid hold on the internet economy, known as 'gatekeepers'. The primary objective of the reforms is to stop tech giants from abusing their dominance and hurting smaller competitors. When Amazon pledged in July to take steps to make its seller programme fairer, the company said it felt 'unfairly' targeted by regulations like the DMA. However, it also said it was 'engaging constructively' with authorities to resolve concerns over its business. The deal with the EU means Amazon will avoid formal charges of breaching EU law and a hefty financial penalty. Companies violating DMA rules could face serious repercussions. They run the risk of being fined up to 10% of their total worldwide sales; and if they break the law again, the maximum possible penalty climbs to 20%. Amazon's assistant general counsel, Chris Meyers, said at a conference on Monday that Amazon's commitments were consistent with how the company intended to follow Brussels' new regulations. 'The specific commitment that we have proposed, and which we think also meets the obligations of the DMA, is really the approach we are going to take under the DMA,' he said. This alleged deal comes three years after investigators in Brussels began an unrelated investigation into whether or not Amazon uses data to engage in anti-competitive practices. At that time, European Commission said: 'When providing a marketplace for independent sellers, Amazon continuously collects data about the activity on its platform. Based on the Commission's preliminary fact-finding, Amazon appears to use competitively sensitive information - about marketplace sellers, their products and transactions on the marketplace.' The probe, which started in 2019, focused on the typical agreements that Amazon requires of its marketplace sellers. According to the Commission, these agreements provided the company power to analyse and use that data for its own advantage.

Computing 7 Dec 2022 3:30 pm

Rishab Shettys Kantara Hindi OTT Release Date Set For December 9

New Delhi: Rishab Shettys Kantara will now start streaming on Netflix in Hindi from December 9th, 2022. The action thriller film was released on September 30th and later became one of the biggest hits of 2022. The Hindi dubbed version of the movie was initially expected to launch on Amazon Prime Video. However, it was [] The post Rishab Shettys Kantara Hindi OTT Release Date Set For December 9 appeared first on Pragativadi .

Pragativadi 7 Dec 2022 3:01 pm

Netflix to stream Kannada hit Kantara in Hindi

The film had made nearly 80 crore with its Hindi version alone at last count. The southern versions of the film are already available on Amazon Prime Video.

Livemint 7 Dec 2022 1:56 pm

Amazon may lay off 20,000 employees soon

New Delhi:In a major jolt, Amazon has reportedly decided to lay off around 20,000 employees including corporate executives. As per the latest reports, the layoff list may include distribution workers, corporate executives, and technology staff. While it is not confirmed which employees or from which country the company will initiate the layoff process, but as [] The post Amazon may lay off 20,000 employees soon appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 7 Dec 2022 1:03 pm

Samsung Galaxy M04 India launch date, price and other details confirmed by Amazon

Samsung Galaxy M India launch date price and other details confirmed by Amazon

India Today 7 Dec 2022 12:27 pm

Upgraded my Thar's stock headlamps with brighter OSRAM halogens

BHPian arunpools recently shared this with other enthusiasts. Most of us who own the New Thar must have had this thought right after driving at night for the first time: the headlights are dull, orangish, and outdated. For me, the stock headlamps are unbecoming for a car of the price category that the New Thar sits in. The stock ones indeed help in fog, rains and all but dull halogen lamps are kind of old tech in the age of LEDs and that's a fact. I started to look for options right after I had my hands on the car. My first thought was to find a pair of H4 LEDs that I could hook up in the original reflectors. I quickly realised that LED bulbs are not generally suitable inside reflector housings that are designed for halogens. LEDs in such a setup would probably throw light all over the place, at oncoming road users' faces and be less effective in general. I'm also not ready to get LED housings right away. At least for the moment, until someone convinces me that they have got H4 LEDs properly designed for the stock reflectors in the New Thar, I will have to do with old-school halogens. Stock halogen lamps in my Thar were Phoenix H4 dual beam 55/60W units. For me, upgrading to brighter halogens meant increasing the wattage of the bulbs, for I did not know high-performance bulbs were available at the same wattage. Threads in T-BHP directed me to Philips X-treme Vision G Force and Osram Night Breaker Laser. I did some digging to know how these bulbs manage to give the extra brightness they promise to offer. Both these manufacturers make tall brightness increase claims over standard halogens with 130% for Philips and 150% for Osram. I got the Osram one from Amazon. It so happens that these bulbs operate at higher filament temperatures than their cheaper standard counterparts and have a bluish coating on them for shifting the spectrum to higher kelvins. Whatever goes into making these filaments run hotter, also takes the cost of these bulbs much higher than the standard ones. The original Phoenix ones in the Thar would set you back by about 350 a pair meanwhile, the high-performance ones cost around 1800 a pair. It is not only the price, but the high-performance ones have operating lives much shorter than the standard ones. As per Osram, the Night Breaker Lasers have a 3% (L3) probability of failure within 80 hours for high beam filament and 200 hours for low beam. Meanwhile, the high beam filament would last 160 hours and the low beam 400 hours with 62.1% (Tc) probability. For reference, these figures are about half or lesser than what you can expect out of the standard Halogens. Moreover, if you are DIYing the upgrade, make sure you don't touch the bulb glass with your bare fingers. That would reduce the life of the bulbs even further. The bottom line is, you get a pair of halogen bulbs that are brighter by about 30% (not a scientific measure), run whiter, have lives about half of the stock ones at five times the price and this upgrade is street-legal. Are they worth it? I think so. However, I carry the stock bulbs in the car, just in case! If you are wondering where to store all such items in the Thar without eating into the already non-existent boot space, I have found some space below the rear seats. I have managed to fit a tyre inflator, jump starter cables, spare bulbs, some basic tools etc., under there. My wife had a laugh! Check out BHPian comments for more insights and information.

Team-BHP 7 Dec 2022 12:27 pm

Supply Chain Management: Opportunities growing with the market, read this to learn how to grow yourself...

Those youth who feel capable of dealing with multiple suppliers can take advantage of this opportunity. Today a product or service can be availed while living in any part of the country. If you are interested in knowing the process or arrangement of distribution of goods and services, then you can pursue a career as a supply chain manager... Today, if companies like Dell, Nokia, Procter & Gamble, Walmart, Flipkart, and Amazon are successful, then supply chain management has a big role in it. In the electronics industry, the supply chain acts like a nervous system. With the boom that has come in the field of e-commerce these days, there is also a good demand for supply chain managers. So youths who consider themselves capable of negotiating with big budgets, complex transactions, and multiple suppliers can grab this golden opportunity. What is Supply Chain Management: In today's time, everyone can get any product from any corner of the world. All this has been possible because of supply chain management, that is, all the activities and processes through which a product reaches the hands of the customers are called supply chain management. It includes the entire process from procuring the raw material to designing the product and taking it from the market to the customer's doorstep. Supply chain management focuses heavily on planning, forecasting, purchasing, storing, and tracking products. In this way, delivering any product to customers at a better, faster, and the cheaper rate is called Supply Chain Management. Nature of work: Supply chain managers have to look after the distribution network, strategy, information, inventory management to cash flow. Under supply chain management, retailers, manufacturers, transportation companies, and distributors, all have to be talked to, help has to be taken from them. There are mainly three types of sectors in this field, Logistics and Transportation, Procurement and Vendor Management, and Inventory Management. Basic skills: Supply chain managers must have strong communication skills as they have to liaise with both internal and external stakeholders. They handle the very serious responsibility of supplier relationship management. They have to explore such opportunities so that they can manage useful resources at the right cost and right place, which will benefit the organization. The manager has to encourage his team to do the same. Young people who want to be successful in supply chain management need to have the ability to make decisions. As such, they should have flexibility with business skills, knowledge of supply chain processes, sap materials management, inventory management, operations management, and supplier management skills as supply chain management requires them to interact with logistics, marketing, and manufacturing people. it happens. Educational Qualification: Many management and technical institutes in the country are running courses related to supply chain management. You can do a diploma to post-graduation in this. For this, students have to do graduation in retail management or finance. If desired, after the 12th, you can also do postgraduation by doing BBA, B.Tech / BE. Apart from this, a certification course in supply chain management can also be done by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII). Few institutes are offering the course in MBA (Logistics & Supply Chain). Prospects: These days many manufacturing companies are emphasizing developing a robust supply chain system for the distribution of their products. In such a situation, they need skilled supply chain managers, because if the supply chain is strong, then the productivity of the company will also be better. After proper training and orientation, a young man can work as a Commodity Buyer, Supply Planner, Supplier Manager, Purchasing Executive, Implementation Manager, Procurement Officer, Materials Manager, Inventory Manager, Field Operations Manager, Logistics Company, or Transportation Service Provider with large and small business organization, Logistics Company, Transportation Service Providers, Logistics manager can work as head of operations. Expert View - Demand for skilled youth will increase The supply chain in our country is still in a developing stage. Every organization is trying to optimize its cost to capture more of the market and increase the value of its product. In particular, skills in the areas of IoT, connectivity, communication, automation, and sustainable sourcing are highly specialized and have scope for future growth. These are areas that are also of utmost importance to Ecozen as we seek to build a smart and sustainable future through deep-tech solutions. Employing these attributes in our supply chain management practices and continuing to focus on the same. Prashant Singh Vice President, Strategic Sourcing & Supply Chain, Ecozen Solutions premier institute Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow https://iiml.emeritus.org xlri, https://vil.xlri.ac.in Amity University, Mumbai https://www.amity.edu DY Patil University, Navi Mumbai https://www.dypatiledu.com

Kalam Times 7 Dec 2022 12:26 pm

Amazon Luna to allow users to play Ubisoft PC games they own for PC

Users can link their Ubisoft account to Luna to play owned PC games and can also purchase new ones

Business Standard 7 Dec 2022 12:13 pm

Job loss and visa woes: Impact on H-1B visa holders from India and what they can do

Thousands of Indians in the US have either lost their jobs or are living in the fear of being let go with major tech companies such as Twitter, Meta, and Amazon announcing mass layoffs in the last few months. What is the way ahead for these H-1B visa holders?

Your Story 7 Dec 2022 7:30 am

Save 30% on Govees 32.8-foot roll of Smart RGBIC LED Strip Light in return to low of $35

The official Govee Amazon storefront is now offering 32.8-feet of its Smart Wi-Fi LED Strip Light for $34.99 Prime shipped or on orders over $25. Make sure you clip the on-page coupon . Normally going for $50, this 30% discount marks a return to the all-time low weve seen only once before. Here youll get a single roll of lighting to customize your home. Being able to connect to Wi-Fi means youll be able to control these lights with Alexa, Assistant, and the Govee Home app with the said app giving complete control over the lights. Alexa and Assistant will also be able to control the lighting, color, and scene selection. The built-in microphone will allow this light strip to react and dance with music to liven up any party. If youre already using Govee smart home products, these light strips are a great addition to smart home your ecosystem. Keep reading for more. more The post Save 30% on Govees 32.8-foot roll of Smart RGBIC LED Strip Light in return to low of $35 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 7 Dec 2022 6:12 am

Skytechs regularly $2,700 Chronos RTX 3080 Gaming Desktop falls $489 to new low of $2,211

Amazon now offering the Skytech Chronos i7/32GB/1TB/RTX 3080 Gaming Desktop for $2,211.28 shipped. Normally going for $2,700, this 18% discount, or a solid $489 in savings marks a new all-time low price weve seen. While the Intel i7-12700K processor here is not the latest generation, it is still plenty powerful with the RTX 3080 graphics running even AAA games at 1440p at high frame rates. The 32GB of DDR5 RAM is plenty for gaming and even running professional creative applications with the 1TB of SSD storage being enough for a game library but you will likely expand it later on. The best part of Skytech gaming desktops is that they are made from off-the-shelf parts so you wont have to worry about proprietary motherboards or power supplies. Head below for more. more The post Skytechs regularly $2,700 Chronos RTX 3080 Gaming Desktop falls $489 to new low of $2,211 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 7 Dec 2022 5:23 am

Save $1,500 on Samsungs The Premiere 4K UST Smart Laser Projector in return to low of $4,998

Amazon is currently offering the Samsung 130-inch The Premiere 4K Ultra Short Throw Smart Triple Laser Projector for $4,997.99 shipped. Normally going for $6,498, this solid $1,500 price drop marks a return to the lowest price weve seen. Samsungs The Premiere is said to be the worlds first HDR10+ certified projector which means you can expect precise color accuracy and incredible contrast. This HDR performance is paired with the 2800 lumens of brightness that will allow you to easily view content even in daylight. An integrated 4.2 channel audio system with 40W speakers and a subwoofer is included within this projector so you dont have to use external audio if you want a minimalist setup. The smart system is powered by Samsungs Tizen OS to give you access to streaming apps without the need for a dongle. The Premiere is compatible with multiple smart home voice assistants with Alexa built-in here. Be sure to check out our launch coverage to learn more. more The post Save $1,500 on Samsungs The Premiere 4K UST Smart Laser Projector in return to low of $4,998 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 7 Dec 2022 4:26 am

Dead Island 2's latest trailer blends zombies and Alexa voice commands

When Dead Island 2 remerged earlier this year after a lengthy absence, publisher Deep Silver announced it would be the first title to support Amazons Alexa Game Control , a feature that allows you to use your voice to play a game. On Tuesday, the company shared a trailer showcasing the functionality, albeit one that offers a staged view of things. The trailer opens with a group of zombie apocalypse survivors finding a playable build of Dead Island 2 . What a weird coincidence, says one of the characters, commenting on the meta-narrative. Whats Alexa Game Control? asks the leader of the group. As one of their friends goes outside for a smoke, the video shows how certain voice commands will trigger actions within the game. Hey zombie, for example, draws the attention of the nearest undead. You can also say, get me my ax to cause your character to, well, switch to their ax. Not every voice command thats in the game is shown off in the trailer. An Amazon spokesperson told The Verge youll be able to use your voice to do things like set waypoints and greet other characters. Alexa Voice Control doesnt require an Echo device. All you need is a headset with a microphone. Well get a chance to see how well the voice commands work when Dead Island 2 , after nearly a decade of development, finally arrives on April 28th .

Engadget 7 Dec 2022 3:59 am

Stay warm outside with Outlands 19-inch Firebowl fire pit on sale at a new low of $70

Amazon is offering the Outland Living 19-inch Firebowl Deluxe with Cover and Carry Kit at $69.99 shipped. Down from $133, todays deal is an additional $30 below our last mention from Amazons summer Prime Day event and marks a new all-time low that weve tracked. Made to be a no mess campfire, this Firebowl utilizes a propane tank and burner instead of firewood, ash, and smoke to keep you warm this winter. Youll also find that the Firebowl is easy to transport, meaning you can bring it to the campsite easily as well. Itll deliver up to 58,000 BTU/hour of heat, and comes with a pre-attached 10-foot hose to keep the propane tank at a safe distance. Plus, theres a method of converting it to natural gas if youd rather use it on the porch without a tank. Keep reading for more. more The post Stay warm outside with Outlands 19-inch Firebowl fire pit on sale at a new low of $70 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 7 Dec 2022 3:59 am

Amazfit GTR 2e with 24-day battery life and sleep tracking hits new low of $70 (50% off)

Amazon is offering the Amazfit GTR 2e Smartwatch for $70 shipped. Normally $140, this 50% discount is $30 below our last mention, $10 below the previous best price, and marks a new all-time low that weve tracked. Packing Amazon Alexa built-in, this smartwatch allows you to set alarms or timers, check the weather, or even control your smart home devices. Theres also 90 built-in sports modes to track various fitness workout routines you might do, and the GTR 2e is waterproof to 5 ATM, or around 164 feet deep. However, where this smartwatch really shines is with its battery life, as its able to stay up and running for as long as 24 days at a time. On top of that, theres built-in GPS to track runs or bike rides, and the other sensors in the GTS 2e allow for 24-hour heart rate monitoring, blood-oxygen saturation measurement, sleep tracking, and more. Dive into our announcement coverage to learn more and then head below for additional information. more The post Amazfit GTR 2e with 24-day battery life and sleep tracking hits new low of $70 (50% off) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 7 Dec 2022 3:01 am

Deals: Apple's Magic Keyboard for 11-Inch iPad Pro and iPad Air Drops to $209.99 ($89 Off)

Apple's Magic Keyboard for the 11-inch iPad Pro and iPad Air is seeing big discounts at Amazon today and is now available for $209.99 , down from $299.00. The keyboard is available in both black and white at this price, although Amazon is showing limited stock of the white version and delivery of both models won't be until just a few days before Christmas. MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. This Magic Keyboard is compatible with all four generations of the 11-inch iPad Pro, as well as the fourth- and fifth-generation iPad Air models. It features a full QWERTY keyboard, trackpad, USB-C port for charging, backlit keys, and a floating cantilever design. $89 OFF 11.9-Inch Magic Keyboard for $209.99 The iPad Pro or iPad Air attaches magnetically to the keyboard with passthrough charging for the iPad via its Smart Connector, and the Magic Keyboard provides front and back protection when closed. Our full Deals Roundup has more information on the latest Apple-related sales and bargains. Related Roundup: Apple Deals This article, Deals: Apple's Magic Keyboard for 11-Inch iPad Pro and iPad Air Drops to $209.99 ($89 Off) first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 7 Dec 2022 3:00 am

Nespressos Vertuo espresso maker hits best price of the season at $109 (Reg. $170)

Amazons Nespresso coffee machine sale continues from Cyber Monday, but some of the deals are even better now. For example, the Nespresso Vertuo Next Coffee and Espresso Machine by DeLonghi is now $109.25 shipped after you clip the on-page coupon . Regularly $170, this is $16 below the price we tracked during the Black Friday sale and the best we can find. Like all good Nespresso machines, this one delivers both espresso as well as typical brewed coffee via the large selection of compatible capsules out there. A range of cup sizes are available for the traditional brew as well as both single and double shot espresso are joined by a relatively compact 5.5-inch wide machinethat will sit nicely on the countertop. Head below for more Nespresso machine deals. more The post Nespressos Vertuo espresso maker hits best price of the season at $109 (Reg. $170) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 7 Dec 2022 2:40 am

Osmo coding and genius iPad STEM learning kits undercut Black Friday from $31, plus more

Amazon has now launchd a new Osmo holiday sale loaded with fantastic deals on the brands popular STEM learning kits for iPad and Fire devices (Amazons Fire tablets are also now back on sale alongside a host of Apple iPad models ). Pricing starts from $15 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $25. Ranging from starter kits in various forms for both Amazon and Apple tablets to a series of add-on kits for those already invested in the platform, this might very well be your last chance to score the kids some Osmo gear at a discount before the holidays. These sets can be a great way to ingratiate youngsters into the world of computing and tablets in a productive and educational way. We also happen to be tracking some better than Black Friday pricing on the iPad coding and Genius starter kits (everything you need outside of the tablet itself). Head below for a closer look. more The post Osmo coding and genius iPad STEM learning kits undercut Black Friday from $31, plus more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 7 Dec 2022 2:10 am

Logitechs latest Aurora Collection G705 Wireless Gaming Mouse falls 30% to new low of $70

Amazon is now offering the latest Logitech G705 Wireless Gaming Mouse for $69.99 shipped after clipping the on-page coupon . Normally going for $100, this solid 30% discount marks a new all-time low price weve seen. The G705 comes equipped with soft, zonal LIGHTSYNC RGB lighting as this mouse is part of the new Aurora Collection, creating a one-of-a-kind look. In terms of wireless performance, you can either use the LIGHTSPEED connection with the USB receiver or Bluetooth for greater platform compatibility. Battery life can last upwards of 40 hours with RGB lighting enabled. Coming in at just 85 grams, the G705 is a compact and lightweight gaming mouse that can fit in just about anywhere. Be sure to check out our hands-on review to learn more and keep reading below. more The post Logitechs latest Aurora Collection G705 Wireless Gaming Mouse falls 30% to new low of $70 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 7 Dec 2022 1:04 am

Amazon ad verification program buys access to your phones soul for $2 a month

Privacy concerns shuttered similar data collection schemes from Google, Facebook.

Ars Technica 7 Dec 2022 1:04 am

Pick up Renogys 100W solar panel and 10A PWM charge controller for $113 in todays New Green Deals

Whether youre looking to convert your RV or shed over to solar, todays New Green Deal is a great choice. Combining Renogys 100W solar panel with a 10A PWM charge controller, todays discount falls to just $113 at Amazon, marking the best price that weve seen in months. Ready to deliver up to 400Wh of charge per day with only four hours of sunlight, this kit is also quite efficient while also being budget-focused. We also have a wide selection of Tesla and e-bike discounts in todays New Green Deals, so you wont want to miss that either. Head below for other New Green Deals that weve found today and of course Electreks best EV buying and leasing deals . Also, check out the new Electrek Tesla Shop for the best deals on Tesla accessories . more The post Pick up Renogys 100W solar panel and 10A PWM charge controller for $113 in todays New Green Deals appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 7 Dec 2022 1:01 am

In win for EU, Amazon will settle high-profile antitrust probes

Ecommerce group commits to increasing visibility of rivals products.

Ars Technica 7 Dec 2022 1:00 am

Amazon reportedly agrees to treat sellers better to end EU antitrust probes

The European Commission and Amazon have reportedly come to an agreement that will allow the retail giant to avoid a fine for allegedly misusing seller data . According to The Financial Times , the company has pledged to give rival products equal treatment in the Buy Box section of its website, a move that should theoretically increase the visibility of the merchants selling those goods. Amazon also agreed to create alternate featured offers for customers less concerned about getting their purchase as quickly as possible, as well as give sellers free rein to decide on the company they want to deliver their goods. According to The Times , the European Commission plans to announce the agreement on December 20th, though that date could shift. What wont change are the terms of the deal. Theres very little to discuss, a source told the outlet. Once the agreement is formalized, Amazon will be required to honor its commitments for at least five years. Amazon did not immediately respond to Engadgets comment request. In July, when the company promised it would take steps to make its seller program fairer, Amazon said it felt it was being unfairly targeted by legislation like the Digital Markets Act . At the same time, the retailer said it was engaged constructively with regulators to address concerns about its business. A deal with the European Union would give Amazon the chance to put to rest at least one aspect of a long saga. The European Commission began probing the companys use of merchant data in 2019 , almost a full year before The Wall Street Journal published a report alleging that Amazon had used seller data to design competing products. However, the company would still need to mollify US lawmakers and regulators. In April, the Securities and Exchange Commission reportedly began investigating the companys use of third-party data. Before that, the Senate asked the Department of Justice to open an investigation into Amazon over the possibility of criminal obstruction .

Engadget 7 Dec 2022 12:54 am

More Holiday Gift Ideas 2022

Here are a few more items for your holiday list that might make you the hero of your holiday gift-giving. Does everyone in your household put their items on the Amazon list and then makes you pick off of that list? Its a good idea. But where are all the surprises for the holidays [] The post More Holiday Gift Ideas 2022 appeared first on ReadWrite .

ReadWrite 7 Dec 2022 12:30 am

Amazon joins Open Invention Network

AWS puts its patents behind the open-source and Linux patent guard OIN.

ZDNet 7 Dec 2022 12:07 am

Lenovos regularly $1,642 Legion Slim 7 RTX 3060 Gaming Laptop falls to new low of $1,200

Amazon is now offering the Lenovo Legion Slim 7 Ryzen 7/16GB/2TB/RTX 3060 Gaming Laptop for $1,199.99 shipped. Normally going for $1,642, this solid 27% discount, or $442 price drop marks a new all-time low price weve seen for this model. The Legion Slim 7 will come running Microsofts flagship operating system, Windows 11, and is powered by the Ryzen 7 5800H octa-core processor and RTX 3060 Max-Q graphics. The 15.6-inch 1080p 165Hz IPS display covers 100% of the sRGB color gamut so you can do some professional work outside of gaming with the hardware more than capable of utilizing the display fully. Wi-Fi 6, two USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 ports, two USB-A 3.2 Gen 2 ports, and a 4-in-1 SD card reader round out this gaming machine. Head below for more. more The post Lenovos regularly $1,642 Legion Slim 7 RTX 3060 Gaming Laptop falls to new low of $1,200 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 6 Dec 2022 11:54 pm

Amazon Stock News: Amazon Alexa Layoffs, Jeff Bezos Updates

Amazon has struggled in 2022, its stock price is down more than 45% right now year to date. Here is a roundup of the big events impacting Amazon stock and where things are headed in 2023.

Forbes 6 Dec 2022 11:26 pm

Amazons Halo fitness wearables back at Black Friday lows of $35 shipped (Reg. $70+)

The Black Friday all-time lows are back on Amazons Halo fitness band to give folks what could be the last chance to land one for the holidays at a major discount. You can now score both the Halo Band and Halo View fitness tracker wearables at $34.99 shipped each in multiple colors. Regularly $70 and $80 lately, todays deals are the lowest price around at up to 56% off the going rates. This is also the same all-time lows we tracked during the Black Friday festivities this year, delivering prices $5 and $10 below the October Prime Day event. These are Amazons connected fitness tracker wearables one has a color display and the other delivers a more swim-ready design, both of which track steps, heart rate, workouts, and sleep patterns. There is a standalone monitoring experience here, but the full feature set requires a subscription service that comes free for the first 6 months before automatically renewing at $3.99 per month thereafter. If the added benefits of the subscription dont interest you after you have given them a try for free, cancel it before it renews via your Amazon account. More details below. more The post Amazons Halo fitness wearables back at Black Friday lows of $35 shipped (Reg. $70+) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 6 Dec 2022 11:20 pm

Amazon Luna lets Prime members play Ubisoft PC games they own for free

Since Amazon first announced its Luna cloud gaming service in 2020 , Ubisoft has been one of the companys closest partners. The publisher embraced the service early and came out of the gate with a dedicated channel. Now the two companies are deepening their partnership with an expansion of what you can do with Luna . Starting today, its possible to stream Ubisoft games you already own on PC through Luna. You'll need an active Prime or Luna+ subscription to do so, as well as a set of linked Amazon Luna and Ubisoft Connect accounts. Once you have those in place, you can play your existing purchases wherever Luna is available, including on Fire TV devices, Chromebooks and phones. The list of compatible titles features some of Ubisofts best-known games, including Watch Dogs: Legion , Riders Republic and nearly every Assassins Creed game you could ever want to play. There are also a few older gems on the list, such as Beyond Good and Evil and Child of Light . A Ubisoft spokesperson told Engadget the offer extends to games the publisher allowed Stadia users to transfer to PC after Google announced the service was shutting down . At first glance, Ubisoft letting PC players use Luna without paying for its channel may not make much business sense, but theres an element of smart marketing to the plan. The best way for a company to attract new customers to a service is to give them the opportunity to use it and see the value in it themselves. After using Luna to play games you previously purchased, you may come out of the experience more inclined to subscribe to the Ubisoft channel. That would be a win for the publisher.

Engadget 6 Dec 2022 11:20 pm

TP-Links latest Archer AXE300 Quad-Band Wi-Fi 6E Router falls $200 to new low of $400

Amazon is now offering the latest TP-Link Archer AXE300 Quad-Band Wi-Fi 6E Router for $399.99 shipped after clipping the on-page coupon . Normally going for $600, this solid $200 price drop marks a new all-time low price weve seen while being among the first substantial discounts to date. The Archer AXE300 router can support wireless speeds upwards of 15.6Gb/s across the 2.4, dual 5, and 6GHz bands with the eight antennas using beamforming technology to ensure even coverage around your home. Youll also find support for OneMesh, TP-Links system for forming a mesh network with an extender to prevent dropped coverage. In terms of Ethernet connectivity, youre looking at four Gigabit LAN ports, a single 2.5GbE WAN/LAN port, and dual 10GbE WAN/LAN ports. There is also a single 10Gb/s WAN/LAN SFP+ port. Head below for more. more The post TP-Links latest Archer AXE300 Quad-Band Wi-Fi 6E Router falls $200 to new low of $400 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 6 Dec 2022 11:11 pm

The best iPhone deals this month

You dont have to pay full price to buy an iPhone; if you shop around you can find a bargain. Every month the Macworld team hunts down the best prices on iPhones at all major retailers and cellphone operators, saving you the hassle of finding the best iPhone deals. In this article we reveal the best iPhone deals, contracts and bundles available right now. Well help you find a discounted iPhone suitable for any budget, and cover all eight currently available models, from the mighty iPhone 14 Pro Max down to the humble iPhone SE . We even round up the best prices on discontinued handsets. With Black Friday over, you can expect to see fewer great deals in December. But some retailers have later holiday deals, or keep the Black Friday deals running throughout December. If youre buying a new iPhone, be sure to get a case: see our roundup of the best iPhone cases weve found so far . Best iPhone deals right now In the U.S., the only big iPhone deals you can find come from carriers, and have a lot of strings attached. Typically, you have to buy a phone on a multi-year installment plan, and get your discount in the form of monthly bill credits. AT&T : Get up to $1000 in bill credits when you buy a new iPhone 14 and trade in your old phone, with a qualifying unlimited plan. T-Mobile : Get up to $800 in bill credits when you buy an iPhone 14 and trade in your old phone when you add a new line. Verizon : Get up to $1000 in bill credits toward an iPhone 14 Pro with trade-in and select Unlimited plans. In the UK various resellers discount the iPhone so that users can upgrade without also updating their contract. Were not seeing huge savings on the new iPhone 14 series, but we are seeing some moderate discounts on other models, particularly if you go for the larger storage capacities: Laptops Direct, iPhone 14 Plus: 929 (20 offignore the surreal 193 saving claimed on the site) Amazon, iPhone 13 mini: 639 (10 off) Amazon, iPhone 13 mini (256GB): 729 (30 off) Amazon, iPhone 13 mini, 512GB, 806.91 (172.09 off) Amazon, iPhone 13 (128GB): 729 (20 off) Laptops Direct: iPhone 13 (128GB): 729 (20 off) Amazon, iPhone 13 (256GB): 829 (30 off) Argos, iPhone 12 mini: 528 (51 offbut bear in mind that its two years old) John Lewis, get a free Apple 20W USB-C Power Adapter when you buy selected iPhones Where to buy an iPhone Apple is the obvious place to look for a new iPhone. You can purchase directly from Apples online store ( UK ), which wont give you savings, but does at least allow you to take advantage of trading in your old iPhone (see: How to sell or trade in your old iPhone ). We also have a complete guide to every iPhone Apple sells . Alternatively, Amazon UK regularly discounts iPhone models, so its well worth keeping an eye out there. If you think youll be doing lots of Amazon shopping, wed recommend signing up to the 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime for free next-day delivery and access to deals 30 minutes early. You can sign up here. Amazon US offers fewer savings on SIM free iPhones, but we do see them from time to time. Its always worth checking the price of the iPhones in the following US stores, which occasionally provide solid savings: Amazon Walmart Best Buy And UK readers should try these shops: Amazon UK John Lewis Carphone Warehouse KRCS In addition we recommend you check out our automatically updated price tables, embedded below, which gather the best prices from a wide range of retailers in your region. Where to buy an iPhone on contract Most of the major networks will offer the iPhone at a discount if you meet certain conditions (usually opening new lines, or buying on multi-year installment plans). Here are links to browse the latest deals: AT&T T-Mobile Verizon UK readers should try the following providers: O2 Vodafone Three Virgin Mobile EE Sky Mobile Carphone Warehouse (use the comparison tool by clicking View Deals, and remember to tick the box labelled Show total cost of ownership) Best iPhone 14 Pro Max deals The iPhone 14 Pro Max is the biggest and most advanced iPhone from Apple. It only launched in September 2022, so itll be a while before we start to see any significant discounts. The 14 Pro Max starts at $1,099 / 1,199 (or less if youve got another iPhone to trade in). Retailer Price $1099 View Deal $1099.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Best iPhone 14 Pro deals The iPhone 14 Pro is the most advanced iPhone from Apple, but with more compact dimensions than the Max. It also only launched in September 2022, so itll be a while before we start to see any significant discounts. The 14 Pro starts at $999 / 1,099 (or less if youve got another iPhone to trade in). Retailer Price $999 View Deal Visible $999 View Deal $999.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Best iPhone 14 deals The iPhone 14 doesnt have all the bells and whistles of the iPhone 14 Pro, but it does offer Action Mode filming and the cameras are better than the iPhone 13. It also only launched in September 2022, so itll be a while before we start to see any significant discounts. The iPhone 14 starts at $799/849 (or less if youve got another iPhone to trade in). Retailer Price $799 View Deal $799.99 View Deal Visible $829 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Best iPhone 14 Plus deals The iPhone 14 Plus is an entirely new iPhone for 2022. Its the same as the iPhone 14, but in a bigger package (so if you want a larger iPhone you dont have to fork out for the Max). The iPhone 14 Plus wont launch until October though, although you can already pre-order it. See: How to pre-order an iPhone . The iPhone 14 Plus starts at $899/949 (or less if youve got another iPhone to trade in). Retailer Price $899 View Deal $899.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Deals on older iPhones Thats the new iPhone 14-series for 2022, but Apple still sells four other handsets, plus youll still be able to find older iPhones on sale at resellers for some time which could be a great way to pick up a new iPhone 13 Pro or 13 Pro Max, which Apple no longer sells. Best iPhone 13 Pro Max deals The iPhone 13 Pro Max was phenomenally powerful and well specced. Apple no longer sells it, but that doesnt mean you wont be able to buy one. Read our guide to the best iPhone 13 deals for dedicated advice on finding a low price on the four late-2021 Apple handsets. You can find the iPhone 13 Pro Max it the following retailers and networks, assuming they havent run out of stock. Apple used to sell the 13 Pro Max starting at $1,099/1,049. Retailer Price $599.99 View Deal $999.99 View Deal $1099 View Deal $1189.98 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide iPhone 13 Pro Best iPhone 13 Pro deals The 13 Pro had a smaller screen and battery than the Pro Max, but is otherwise basically identical. Given that it cost less when Apple still sold it it will be a better option for many readers. Read our iPhone 13 Pro review for detailed analysis and testing. Amazon US has the Apple iPhone 13 Pro (128GB, Gold) $899 ($100 off, but the 13 Pro has been replaced by the 14 Pro at the same price). Apple used to sell the 13 Pro for $999/949. Retailer Price $899.99 View Deal $899.99 View Deal $1549 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide iPhone 13 Best iPhone 13 deals Apple does still sell the iPhone 13, and since the launch of the iPhone 14 the price is far more affordable than it was. If you buy the iPhone 13 you still gets the mega-fast A15 Bionic processor, 5G support, a superb twin-lens camera with the new Smart HDR 4, Cinematic Mode and Photographic Styles, and improved battery performance compared with the iPhone 12. Read our iPhone 13 review for the full picture. If you want to buy one, the obvious starting point is Apple , where youll find that the iPhone 13 now starts at $699/749 (it was previously $799/779). As ever, trading in an older handset will earn you a discount if you purchase from Apple and some other resellers. Unlike with the Pro models above, however, we are seeing some discounts on this model from other vendors, at least in the U.K. Amazon has the iPhone 13, 512GB, blue for 1,004.99 (74.01 off) . Check the automated price table below for the lowest prices currently available from other retailers: Retailer Price $699.99 View Deal $829 View Deal $1040.99 View Deal $1,129.00 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Best iPhone 13 mini deals iPhone 13 mini There is no iPhone 14 mini to the iPhone 13 mini is the only small iPhone you can still buy (aside from the iPhone SE 3). In most respects its identical to the iPhone 13, simply squeezed into a smaller chassis and equipped with a smaller screen and smaller battery. That means youre getting a great (but non-ProMotion) screen, 5G, a super-fast A15 processor and great cameras with Cinematic Mode. Read our iPhone 13 mini review for more information and expert analysis. In the UK weve seen the following deals: iPhone 13 mini, 512GB, pink : 806.91 (172.09 off) from Amazon. Apple still sells the iPhone 13 mini for $599/649 (was $699/679). But wed recommend looking elsewhere for deals. Check our automated table for the latest offers: Retailer Price $599.99 View Deal $829 View Deal $899.75 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Best iPhone SE (2022) deals The iPhone SE 3rd generation burst on to the scene in March 2022, and unites a fast chipset (the same A15 Bionic you get in all of the 13-series iPhones and the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus) with an affordable price tag. Its good value at Apples MSRP, but other retailers may be able to do even better. Read our roundup of the best iPhone SE deals for more in-depth buying advice. You can still buy the iPhone SE direct from Apple , however its bad news if youre in the UK as the price has been bumped up since it launched in March 2022: it was $429/419 and now starts at $429/449. Thats a price hike of 30! Check our automatically updated chart for the very latest SIM-free offers from other retailers: Retailer Price $329 View Deal $429.00 View Deal $429.00 View Deal $429.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Best iPhone 12 deals Despite it launching in 2020 Apple is still selling the iPhone 12. In our iPhone 12 review we praised the all-round qualities and suitability for the average buyer who doesnt need the power of a Pro but wont settle for a true budget pick like the iPhone SE. It remains fast and well specced not to mention significantly cheaper than the other Face ID equipped iPhones. Apple still sells the iPhone 12. Prices start at $599/649 (was $699/679 from September 2021-2022). Check our automated comparison table for the very latest SIM-free prices: Retailer Price $629.00 View Deal $629.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Best iPhone 12 mini deals Apple no longer sells the iPhone 12 mini the smallest and cheapest of the late-2020 handsets, but you may be able to find one on sale. We cover the best iPhone 12 and 12 Pro deals in exhaustive depth in a separate article. The iPhone 12 mini used to start at $599/579. At time of writing Amazon U.K. has these deal on the iPhone 12 mini: iPhone 12 mini, 256GB, blue : 674.99 (54.01 off) . Retailer Price $629.99 View Deal $656.06 View Deal $939.98 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide See our deep-dive into the best iPhone 12 mini deals for more offers. deals. Just bear in mind that lots of stock shortages have been reported, so you might be waiting a while. iPhone

Macworld 6 Dec 2022 11:06 pm

Apples newest iPad is cheaper than its ever been

Apples newest iPad has a bigger screen, newer design, and faster chip, but at its full price, its hard to recommend. Todays sale makes it much easier to like: Amazon is selling the 10-gen iPad with 64GB of storage for $399 and 256GB for $549 , a savings of $50 and the best price weve ever seen. The tenth-gen iPad is a full overhaul of Apples entry-level tablet, with a 10.9-inch display and an A14 processor. The Home button design is gone, and the Touch ID sensor has been moved to the power button like the iPad mini. The display and processor arent as good as the iPad Air, but otherwise, its very similar to the Air. The main gripe in our review was the price and this deal definitely helps there. We recommend getting the extra storage since iPad apps can be several gigabytes apiece and really like the yellow and pink colors. But whichever model you choose, go gran one quick before the price shoots back up. iPad

Macworld 6 Dec 2022 10:40 pm

Ninjas XL 7-in-1 air fryer indoor grill with Foodi Smart Thermometer now $150 off at $220

Amazon is now offering the Ninja IG651 Foodi XL 7-in-1 Indoor Grill and Air Fryer Combo for $219.99 shipped. Regularly $370, this is 41% or $150 off the going rate, matching the Black Friday price we tracked, and the lowest we can find. Delivering indoor BBQ action all year round via its 12-inch griddle surface that runs at up to 500-degrees, it also features 7-in-1 functionality for air frying, dehydrating, roasting, baking, broiling, and more. Alongside enough space for up to six steaks, mains, and sides at the same time, this model also features an integrated Foodi Smart Thermometerto ensure your ideal cook. Head below for more details. more The post Ninjas XL 7-in-1 air fryer indoor grill with Foodi Smart Thermometer now $150 off at $220 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 6 Dec 2022 10:38 pm

Best iPad Pro deals right now

If you want to buy the iPad Pro youve come to the right place. Were looking at where you can buy the iPad Pro whether cellular or Wi-Fi only at the best price. We track the various resellers who sell the iPad Pro in the U.S. and U.K., so we always have details of the best prices and best discounts. Read on to find the best place to get a great deal on a new iPad Pro right now! If you arent sure it has to be an iPad Pro, you might like to check out our round up of the Best iPad Deals which includes every variety of iPad. There are so many deals on so many different iPad Pro models we recommend you look through the price comparison tables in the sections below to find the best price for the model you want. Best iPad Pro deals right now There are a few deals on the new 2022 iPad Pro models: Best iPad Pro 11-inch deals U.S.: Amazon has $50 off the iPad Pro 2022. Get it for $749 (MSRP $799). Amazon has $60 off the 11-inch iPad Pro, usually $1,099, get it for $1,039. U.K.: KRCS is discounting the iPad Pro models. They have the 899 entry-level 11in iPad Pro for 881.02. The savings are even bigger as you move up the range. AO.com has the 256GB 11-inch iPad Pro for 975, thats 44 off the usual 1,019 price. AO.com and John Lewis have the 512GB 11-inch iPad Pro for 1,195, thats 54 off the usual 1,249 price. Amazon has the 11-inch iPad Pro for 2,058.51. 90.50 off the usual price. There are savings on the cellular version too: Amazon has the 512GB cellular 11-inch iPad Pro for 1,249, usually 1,429 (180 off). Currys has the cellular 11-inch iPad Pro with 2TB for 2,149, which is 180 off the usual 2,329. Best iPad Pro 12.9-inch deals U.S.: Amazon also has $10 the 2022 Apple 12.9-inch iPad Pro (Wi-Fi + Cellular, 512GB) for $1,588.96, MSRP is $1,599. U.K.: Amazon has the 1,369 12.9-inch iPad Pro with 256GB SSD for 1,311.36 (8 off). Amazon also has the 2,499 12.9-inch iPad Pro with 2TB SSD for 2,393.77 (105 off). Amazon has the cellular 12.9-inch iPad Pro with 128GB SSD for 1,368.82, usually 1,429 (60 off). Best 2022 iPad Pro deals The M2 iPad Pro models launched in October 2022, but you may already be able to get a deal on one of the new models. Look thought the tables below to find the best discounts. These tables will always be up to date with the latest prices for each iPad Pro. For even bigger savings, the 2021 iPad Pro models can be found in the section below this one. 11-inch iPad Pro 2022 deals Wi-Fi only iPad Pro 11in (2022, M2, 128GB, WiFi): MSRP $799/899 Retailer Price $649.99 View Deal $749.00 View Deal $799 View Deal Adorama $799.00 View Deal $820 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices iPad Pro 11in (2022, M2, 256GB, WiFi): MSRP $899/1,019 Retailer Price $869.99 View Deal Adorama $899.00 View Deal $899 View Deal Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide iPad Pro 11in (2022, M2, 512GB, WiFi): MSRP $1,099/1,249 Retailer Price $1,039.00 View Deal Adorama $1099.00 View Deal $1099 View Deal Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide iPad Pro 11in (2022, M2, 1TB, WiFi): MSRP $1,499/1,699 Retailer Price Adorama $1499.00 View Deal $1499.00 View Deal $1499 View Deal $1,499.00 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide iPad Pro 11in (2022, M2, 2TB, WiFi): MSRP $1,899/2,149 Retailer Price $1,897.85 View Deal Adorama $1899.00 View Deal $1899.00 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide With cellular iPad Pro 11in (2022, M2, 128GB, Cellular): MSRP $999/1,079 Retailer Price $999 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide iPad Pro 11in (2022, M2, 256GB, Cellular): MSRP $1,099/1,199 Retailer Price $1,093.84 View Deal Adorama $1099.00 View Deal $1099.00 View Deal $1099 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide iPad Pro 11in (2022, M2, 512GB, Cellular): MSRP $1,299/1,429 Retailer Price $1,293.50 View Deal Adorama $1299.00 View Deal $1299.00 View Deal $1299 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide iPad Pro 11in (2022, M2, 1TB, Cellular): MSRP $1,699/1,879 Retailer Price Adorama $1699.00 View Deal Apple $1699 View Deal Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide iPad Pro 11in (2022, M2, 2TB, Cellular): MSRP $2,099/2,329 Retailer Price $2099.00 View Deal $2099 View Deal Adorama Not Available View Deal Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2022 deals WiFi only iPad Pro 12.9in (2022, M2, 128GB, WiFi): MSRP $1,099/1,249 Retailer Price $1,069.99 View Deal Adorama $1099.00 View Deal $1099.00 View Deal $1099 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide iPad Pro 12.9in (2022, M2, 256GB, WiFi): MSRP $1,199/1,369 Retailer Price $1,169.99 View Deal $1199 View Deal Adorama $1199.00 View Deal $1199.00 View Deal $1364.95 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices iPad Pro 12.9in (2022, M2, 512GB, WiFi): MSRP $1,399/1,599 Retailer Price Adorama $1049.00 View Deal 1399 View Deal $1,399.00 View Deal Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide iPad Pro 12.9in (2022, M2, 1TB, WiFi): MSRP $1,799/2,049 Retailer Price $1,797.86 View Deal Adorama $1799.00 View Deal $1799.00 View Deal $1799 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide iPad Pro 12.9in (2022, M2, 2TB, WiFi): MSRP $2,199/2,499 Retailer Price $2,192.86 View Deal Adorama $2199.00 View Deal $2199.00 View Deal $2199 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide With Cellular iPad Pro 12.9in (2022, M2, 128GB, Cellular): MSRP $1,299/1,429 Retailer Price $1,292.86 View Deal Adorama $1299.00 View Deal $1299.00 View Deal $1299 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide iPad Pro 12.9in (2022, M2, 256GB, Cellular): MSRP $1,399/1,549 Retailer Price $1,397.86 View Deal $1399.00 View Deal $1399 View Deal Adorama Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide iPad Pro 12.9in (2022, M2, 512GB, Cellular): MSRP $1,599/1,779 Retailer Price $1599 View Deal $1,599.00 View Deal $1599.00 View Deal Adorama Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide iPad Pro 12.9in (2022, M2, 1TB, Cellular): MSRP $1,999/2,229 Retailer Price Adorama $1999.00 View Deal $1999.00 View Deal $1999 View Deal $1,999.00 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide iPad Pro 12.9in (2022, M2, 2TB, Cellular): MSRP $2,399/2,679 Retailer Price $2399.00 View Deal $2399 View Deal Adorama Not Available View Deal Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Best 2021 iPad Pro deals Its likely that the best savings will be available on the older iPad Pro models while resellers clear out the old stock. Youll see the best prices right now in the tables below. These tables will always be up to date with the latest prices for each iPad Pro model. Browse below to find the model you want at the best price. The 2021 12.9in iPad Pro can be found in the section below this. 11-inch iPad Pro 2021 deals iPad Pro 11in (2021, M1, 128GB, WiFi): WAS $799/749 Retailer Price $649.99 View Deal $804.95 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide iPad Pro 11in (2021, M1, 256GB, WiFi): WAS $899/849 Retailer Price Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide iPad Pro 11in (2021, M1, 512GB, WiFi): WAS $1,099/1,049 Retailer Price Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide iPad Pro 11in (2021, M1, 1TB, WiFi): WAS $1,499/1,399 Retailer Price $1,399.00 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide iPad Pro 11in (2021, M1, 2TB, WiFi): WAS $1,899/1,749 Retailer Price $1530.99 View Deal $1,699.89 View Deal Adorama $1789.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide iPad Pro 11in (2021, M1, 128GB, Cellular): WAS $999/899 Retailer Price Adorama $809.00 View Deal $999.00 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide iPad Pro 11in (2021, M1, 256GB, Cellular): WAS $1,099/999 Retailer Price $1,049.00 View Deal Adorama $1099.00 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide iPad Pro 11in (2021, M1, 512GB, Cellular): WAS $1,299/1,199 Retailer Price $1,249.00 View Deal $1605.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide iPad Pro 11in (2021, M1, 1TB, Cellular): WAS 1,549/$1,699 Retailer Price $1,629.00 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide iPad Pro 11in (2021, M1, 2TB, Cellular): WAS $2,099/1,899 Retailer Price $1,957.44 View Deal $2296.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2021 deals iPad Pro 12.9in (2021, M1, 128GB, WiFi): WAS $1,099/999 Retailer Price $799.99 View Deal $1143.99 View Deal Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide iPad Pro 12.9in (2021, M1, 256GB, WiFi): WAS $1,199/1,099 Retailer Price $899.99 View Deal $1143.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide iPad Pro 12.9in (2021, M1, 512GB, WiFi): WAS $1,399/1,299 Retailer Price Adorama $1339.00 View Deal $1399.99 View Deal Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide iPad Pro 12.9in (2021, M1, 1TB, WiFi): WAS $1,799/1,649 Retailer Price $1399.99 View Deal $1,749.99 View Deal $1993 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide iPad Pro 12.9in (2021, M1, 2TB, WiFi): WAS $2,199/1,999 Retailer Price $1799.99 View Deal $2199.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide iPad Pro 12.9in (2021, M1, 128GB, Cellular): WAS $1,299/1,149 Retailer Price $1,299.00 View Deal $1698.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide iPad Pro 12.9in (2021, M1, 256GB, Cellular): WAS $1,399/1,249 Retailer Price $1,399.00 View Deal $1399.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide iPad Pro 12.9in (2021, M1, 512GB, Cellular): WAS $1,599/1,449 Retailer Price Adorama $1469.00 View Deal $1,599.99 View Deal $1793.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide iPad Pro 12.9in (2021, M1, 1TB, Cellular): WAS $1,999/1,799 Retailer Price $1,999.00 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide iPad Pro 12.9in (2021, M1, 2TB, Cellular): WAS $2,399/2,149 Where to buy the iPad Pro You can also find the iPad Pros from all the retailers listed below. Alternatively, check out the great deals in the section below our best price tables will always be up to date with the latest prices for each iPad Pro model. US retailers Apple Amazon Best Buy Target Walmart Adorama BH Photo Video UK retailers Amazon AO Apple Argos BT Shop Box Currys eBuyer John Lewis Laptops Direct Very Apple has a number of Apple Premium Resellers who stock iPads in the UK, and also offer other services, try the following: KRCS often is the first to discount new products iStore Select Western Computer iPad Pro refurbished deals The deals you will see above are generally from Apple resellers rather than Apple itself Apple rarely reduces prices. Apple does, however, sell reconditioned iPads in its refurbished store. So you can grab a bargain. The iPads in Apples refurbished store may be ex-display stock, or they may have been returned to Apple due to a fault, but they are fully reconditioned now and come with a full years warranty. Check out the US Apple Refurbished Store to see if there are any iPads available right now. If you are in the UK check Apples UK Refurbished Store for the latest offerings. Another place to look is BackMarket US and BackMarket UK , which sells refurbished iPads and other Apple products. There is also a large refurbished market for the iPad. Wed recommend taking a look at these refurbished resellers: Amazon AWD Big Phone Store eBay Envirofone Affordable Mac Tech Trade 4Gadgets Handtec Laptops Direct Music Magpie Preloved Smartfone Store Apple Education Discount University students and teachers can also save on the iPad Pro with Apples Education pricing. See our full guide on to how to get an education discount. Or head directly to Apple UK or Apple US to get the educational discount. iPad

Macworld 6 Dec 2022 10:29 pm

HyperXs ChargePlay Duo for PlayStation 5 powers two DualSense controllers for $20

Amazon is offering the HyperX ChargePlay Duo PlayStation 5 DualSense Charger for $19.99 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $25. Note: Orders are currently shipping in 2-4 weeks, but purchasing now locks in the discounted rate. Normally $30, todays 33% discount marks a return to the all-time low that weve seen only once before at Amazon. Ready to keep your PlayStation 5s DualSense controllers charged and at the ready, the ChargePlay Duo is perfect for your Sony-focused setup. Its compact and doesnt require any adapters or cables to charge your controllers outside of the cord that runs to the wall. Plus, when youre done gaming, just set the controllers down so theyre ready to go next time. Keep reading for more. more The post HyperXs ChargePlay Duo for PlayStation 5 powers two DualSense controllers for $20 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 6 Dec 2022 10:29 pm

Save 49% on OontZs Angle 3 Ultra SUP Special Edition Bluetooth Speaker at new low of $20.50

The official Cambridge Soundworks storefront on Amazon is offering the OontZ Angle 3 Ultra SUP Special Edition Bluetooth Speaker for $20.39 shipped with the on-page coupon clipped . Normally going for $40, this 49% discount marks a new all-time low price weve tracked, beating the previous low by about 10 cents. With its IPX7 waterproof rating and 100-foot Bluetooth range, the OontZ Angle 3 Ultra can keep the party going. The battery life is stated as being 20 hours at 2/3 volume as well. If you get two of these speakers, you can have a true stereo experience with the OontZ app. The 14W digital amp powers the drivers and passive bass radiator. You can also connect to the speaker over a 3.5mm audio cable for devices without Bluetooth. Keep reading for more. more The post Save 49% on OontZs Angle 3 Ultra SUP Special Edition Bluetooth Speaker at new low of $20.50 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 6 Dec 2022 10:21 pm

Samsung storage sale drops SSDs and microSD cards below Black Friday prices

Amazon has rolled out another round of discounts on Samsung storage devices , dropping various microSD cards and SSDs we recommend to their lowest prices to date. Among the highlights, the 1TB version of Samsung's 980 Pro SSD is down to $100, which is about $25 off its average street price over the last few months and beats its Black Friday pricing by $10. (Amazon mistakenly lists this as the standard 980 SSD, but it's the upgraded model.) This deal is also available at B&H . Samsung launched an updated 990 Pro SSD earlier this year, and in general, not everyone needs the faster speeds of a PCIe 4.0 drive like this. At less than $100, though, the 980 Pro is still a fine value for those looking to build out a more performant PC for gaming. This SSD also meets Sony's requirements for expanding the PlayStation 5's storage, though you'll need to add a heatsink for that to work properly. If you're buying for a PS5 specifically, it's likely worth paying a little bit extra for the model with an integrated heatsink , which, at $112, is also down to its lowest price to date. If you want to save some cash on a less intense build, meanwhile, the 1TB 970 Evo Plus is worth noting at $90. Outside of a brief drop to $84 in April, that's the lowest price we've seen for that recommended PCIe 3.0 drive . Beyond those, the 128GB Evo Select microSD card is on sale for $14, which is within 50 cents of its all-time low and a couple bucks lower than what we saw over Black Friday. This price is also available at Samsung's online store . Again, this isn't the absolute fastest choice, but its U3-rated speeds are more than enough if you just want to add space to a device like the Nintendo Switch or Steam Deck . If you need a little extra speed for shooting 4K video, the 256GB Pro Plus card is a better buy at $25. That also matches the best price we've seen. The T7 Shield , meanwhile, is a portable SSD we recommend to those looking for a more rugged design; at $90 for 1TB, it's $9 above its all-time low but still $10 below its Black Friday price . You can see the full sale at the link below. Shop Samsung storage device sale at Amazon Follow @EngadgetDeals on Twitter and subscribe to the Engadget Deals newsletter for the latest tech deals and buying advice.

Engadget 6 Dec 2022 9:54 pm

HBO Max comes back to Prime Video Channels

Today, Warner Bros. Discovery and Amazon announced that HBO Max is back on Prime Video Channels in the United States after it leftas an Amazon offering in 2021. Prime subscribers can sign up for HBO Max for $14.99 per month via the Prime Video app or at amazon.com/channels/hbomax. The channel can be canceled at any [] HBO Max comes back to Prime Video Channels by Lauren Forristal originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 6 Dec 2022 9:44 pm

Smartphone Accessories: ESR 7.5W MagSafe Car Charger Air Vent Mount $19 (45% off), more

ESRs official Amazon storefront is offering its HaloLock 7.5W MagSafe Car Charger Air Vent Mount for $19.24 with the code 3CTU2CYT at checkout. Shipping is free for Prime members or in orders over $25. Down from $35, todays deal beats our previous mention from November by an additional penny to mark a new all-time low that weve tracked. Ready for road trips, this car phone mount uses MagSafe tech to hold your device without any clamps. When docked, your iPhone 12, 13, or 14 will charge at 7.5W too, which ensures that youll be able to arrive at a destination with a fully charged phone, even when using it for navigation. On top of that, ESR even includes a USB-A to USB-C cable so all you have to do is plug the charger in to get up and going. Take a closer look at the ESR HaloLock lineup in our Tested with 9to5Toys hands-on review . More smartphone accessories: UGREEN 10,000mAh 20W USB-C Power Bank $22 (Reg. $30) | Amazon Samsung EVO Select 128GB microSD card undercuts Black Friday at $14 , more from $1 2 Ailun iPhone 14 3-pack Tempered Glass Screen Protectors: $6 (Reg. $9) | Amazon w/ code WHC37FHZ TAURI iPhone 14 Pro Case: $18 (Reg. $23) | Amazon Stuff a stocking with Samsungs 2022 USB-C 128GB Flash Drive at $17 (Matching low), more VICSEED MagSafe Desk Phone Mount: $29.50 (Reg. $37) | Amazon Aioneus 20W USB-C/A Charger: $7 (Reg. $12) | Amazon Deals still live from yesterday: Apples new AirPods Pro 2 return to all-time low at $200 ahead of the holidays (Save $49) Kano Star Wars The Force Coding Kit:$9(Reg. $15+)| Amazon Googles latest Pixel Buds Pro hit $105 in Geek Squad refurb sale (New low, Orig. $200) 48W USB-C/A Car Charger:$13.50(Reg. $17)| Amazon Fitbits new Sense 2 and Versa 4 smartwatches hit second-best prices from $160 (Save $40+) UGREEN 3-in-1 15W MagSafe Charging Stand:$104(Reg. $130)| Amazon DJIs OM 5 iPhone gimbal returns to $129 low after going out of stock earlier this fall 20W 10,000mAh Portable USB-C Battery:$28.50(Reg. $35)| Amazon more The post Smartphone Accessories: ESR 7.5W MagSafe Car Charger Air Vent Mount $19 (45% off), more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 6 Dec 2022 9:21 pm

Aquasonics popular electric toothbrush with 8 brush heads just $25 today at Amazon (40% off)

Today only, as part of its Epic Holiday deals, trusted seller Pure Care Daily via Amazon is offering the Aquasonic Black Series Ultra Whitening Toothbrush bundle for $24.95 shipped . Regularly $40, this is nearly 40% off the going rate, $5 under our previous mention, and the best we can find. While it might not be from one of the big brands in the space, theres a reason it is as popular as it is on Amazon. This one delivers a ton of value for the price including eight brush heads for the price of entry a 6-pack of replacement Oral-B brush heads can go for more than this entire electric toothbrush bundle. From theres youll find the usual sensor and timer-equipped electric toothbrush as well as a travel case, and wireless charger. Head below for more details. more The post Aquasonics popular electric toothbrush with 8 brush heads just $25 today at Amazon (40% off) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 6 Dec 2022 9:07 pm

HBO Max is now available (again) on Amazon Prime Video Channels after yearlong dispute

HBO Max is once again available on Prime Video Channels in the U.S., but Prime customers will still need to pay $14.99 per month for the subscription.

USA Today 6 Dec 2022 8:56 pm

Wrap a Lionel train set around the tree this year at up to $160 off with deals from $60

Theres quite like having a nice train set running around the base of your tree at this time of year, or really just anywhere around the house, and we have now spotted some notable deals. First up, Amazon has the Lionel North Pole Central Ready-to-Play Battery-Powered Model Train Set for $59.99 shipped. Regularly $160, it more typically fetches $98 at Amazon and is now at the lowest price we have tracked in several months. This one actually features a North Pole/Christmas-themed design with enough included track pieces to create a circle around the base of your tree, rectangle or oval line elsewhere. It makes authentic train sounds and announcements with a working headlight and requires six C cell batteries to operate to train alongside three AAAs to run the remote control. Head below for more holiday model train set deals. more The post Wrap a Lionel train set around the tree this year at up to $160 off with deals from $60 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 6 Dec 2022 8:51 pm

ASUS ROG Swift 32-inch 1440p 175Hz G-SYNC monitor falls to new low at $549 ($150 off)

Amazon is offering the ASUS ROG Swift PG329Q 32-inch 1440p 175Hz Gaming Monitor for $549 shipped. Down $150 from its normal $699 going rate, todays deal marks a new all-time low that weve tracked at Amazon. Designed to take your gaming setup to the next level, this monitor features Fast IPS technology which delivers a 175Hz refresh rate for FPS gamers. Youll find G-SYNC compatibility out of the box which delivers a tear-free experience, giving you a leg up on the competition. On top of that, its DisplayHDR600 certified and covers 98% of the DCI-P3 color spectrum, making this monitor a solid choice for both gamers and content creators alike. Inputs are plentiful as well, with two HDMI 2.0, one DisplayPort 1.4, and even a USB 3.0 hub. Keep reading for more. more The post ASUS ROG Swift 32-inch 1440p 175Hz G-SYNC monitor falls to new low at $549 ($150 off) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 6 Dec 2022 8:44 pm

Put Apples compact iPad mini 6 under the tree with $99 in savings, now dropping to $400

Joining all of this weeks other best Apple deals , Amazon is now offering thelatest iPad mini 6 Wi-Fi 64GB for$399.99 shipped. Down from $499, youre looking at a match of the Black Friday discount, the second-best price at within $1 of the all-time low, and a rare chance to save thanks to stock shortages. Those who needcellular connectivityare also in luck with much of thesame$99discounts. Apples latest compact iPadOS experience arrives as thenew iPad mini 6. It may be the smallest one in the lineup, but still delivers many of the signature features youd expect like an edge-to-edge 8.3-inch Retina display and Apple Pencil 2 support. Throw in the A15 Bionic chip and Touch ID in the power button to complete the package. Ive been a huge fan of the form-factor myself since picking one up last fall, though you dont have to take just my word for it. Our hands-on review notes just how perfect its size is without sacrificing on performance, as well. Head below for more. more The post Put Apples compact iPad mini 6 under the tree with $99 in savings, now dropping to $400 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 6 Dec 2022 8:29 pm

Amazon Is Offering $200 Off the 65-Inch Model of Its Latest QLED Fire TV - CNET

This is Amazon's most advanced TV to date, and right now you can pick it up for 25% off.

Cnet 6 Dec 2022 8:18 pm

HBO Max returns to Prime Video Channels in the US

The long-running squabble between Amazon and HBO appears to be over. Amazon and Warner Bros. Discovery have returned HBO Max to Prime Video Channels in the US. Pay $15 per month and you'll have access to House of the Dragon and other shows from within Prime Video you won't have to manage separate apps or subscriptions. This will also provide access to the unified HBO Max and Discovery+ service ( possibly called Max ) when it goes live in 2023. Discovery+ has been on Channels since 2021. Warner Bros. Discovery strategy chief Bruce Campbell characterized the launch as a simple matter of growth. It makes HBO Max available to as broad an audience as possible without compromising the company's understanding of customer data, he said. Amazon VP Cem Sibay, meanwhile, saw this as fulfilling Prime Video's goal of offering the est and widest mix of premium content. HBO Max launched in May 2020 without support for Amazon devices due largely to differing stances on how viewers should use the service. At the time, WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar wanted HBO Max to be available as a dedicated app on Fire TV devices rather than going through Prime Video Channels. This theoretically gave Warner more control over subscriber data that could improve recommendations and attract more users. Amazon unsurprisingly balked, as Channels support would both enable the largest possible viewership and give the online retailer more control over the experience. HBO Max came to Fire TV months later , only to leave in 2021 as part of a broader exit for HBO as a whole. The decision cost WarnerMedia five million customers that quarter, and was seen as a short-term sacrifice that would ultimately pay off. HBO, HBO Max and Discovery now have a combined 94.5 million subscribers. While the return to Prime Video Channels doesn't necessarily represent a full-fledged change in strategy, it suggests Warner Bros. Discovery is no longer afraid of losing full control over its subscriber base.

Engadget 6 Dec 2022 8:08 pm

Best iPad mini deals available now

If you want to save money on a 2021 iPad mini (6th generation) youve come to the right place. Weve are tracking the best deals, as well as the retailers that have models in stock right now. Apples latest iPad mini was released in September 2021 and weve seen some good price drops recently however, if you are shopping outside of the U.S. you should note that Apple has increased the price of all iPads! Read more about that here: Is Apple ripping off the rest of the world with inflated prices? The main reason we mention this is it might make the discounts on an iPad mini look better than they are which is why we quote the price it was as well as what it is sold for now. Read on to find details of the best places to pick up the 2021 iPad mini at the best price in the U.S. and U.K. so you can get a bargain. If youre after a larger display we also have the best deals on the standard iPad) and a complete round up of the Best iPad deals . And if you arent sure which model to buy read our iPad Buying Guide . Best iPad mini deals right now Youll find the lowest current prices on the iPad mini in our automated tables below, but here are the best deals we are seeing right now: U.S. deals: Best Buy has the 64GB Wi-Fi model for $399.99 (RRP $499). $100 off. Walmart has the $649 256GB WiFi model for $617. $32 off. U.K. deals: Currys has the iPad mini (64GB) for 459. Thats 20 off the old RRP of 479, or 110 off the new price. Currys also has the 256GB iPad mini for 579. Now 749 at Apple, was 619 at Apple. There are also good discounts on the cellular versions at Currys. 6th gen iPad mini, 64GB, WiFi, MSRP: $499/569 (WAS 479) Retailer Price Adorama $84.00 View Deal $499.99 View Deal $569.98 View Deal $649 View Deal $649.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices 6th gen iPad mini, 256GB, WiFi, MSRP: $649/749 (WAS 619) Retailer Price $649 View Deal Adorama $649.00 View Deal $649.99 View Deal $699.95 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide 6th gen iPad mini, 64GB, Cellular, MSRP $649/749 (WAS 619) Retailer Price $569.98 View Deal $649 View Deal Adorama $649.00 View Deal $649.99 View Deal Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices 6th gen iPad mini, 256GB, Cellular, MSRP $799/929 (WAS 759) Retailer Price $799 View Deal Adorama $799.00 View Deal $829.95 View Deal Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Where to buy the new iPad mini 6th gen? You can buy one from Apple and a number of other retailers (either outright or with a network provider), details of which you will find below. For a while part of the problem with buying an iPad mini right now wasnt just finding a good deal it was actually finding the model you want in stock, although stock does seem to be at more reliable levels now! If you dont want to buy the iPad mini from Apple, you may be able to pick it up from the following retailers or on contract from various network providers: US retailers: Apple Amazon Best Buy Walmart B&H Photo Video US contract deals: AT&T T-Mobile/Sprint Verizon Weve heard that US customers who buy the 5G iPad mini 6 from Apple can get a $200 pre-paid Mastercard when activating with T-Mobile/Sprint or a $200 e-gift card when activating with Verizon. UK retailers: Amazon Argos AO BT Shop Box Currys eBuyer John Lewis Laptops Direct Very Apple has a number of Apple Premium Resellers who stock iPads in the UK, and also offer other services, try the following: KRCS iStore Select Western Computer UK contract deals: EE O2 Sky Vodafone Virgin Media Three iPad

Macworld 6 Dec 2022 8:05 pm

The best iPad Air deals this month

If you want a new iPad Air, youve come to the right place. Were looking at all the best deals and prices for the iPad Air right nowincluding contract plans. The Air remains incredibly popular and is an excellent halfway house between the entry-level iPad and high-end iPad Pro ideal for those who need some extra power but dont want to spend hundreds of pounds on a device that may not replace their laptop. Apples latest iPad Air was released in March 2022, and its been seeing significant price drops however, if you are shopping outside of the U.S. you should note that Apple has increased the price of all iPads! Read more about that here: Is Apple ripping off the rest of the world with inflated prices? The main reason we mention this is it might make the discounts on an iPad Air look better than they are which is why we quote the price it was as well as what it is sold for now. As you will see many U.K resellers are still selling the iPad Air at Apples old price. Best 2022 iPad Air deals right now In the U.S. you can get a discount on the new iPad Air at Amazon: 64GB iPad Air (Wi-Fi Only): $499 ($100 off at Amazon) 256GB iPad Air (Wi-Fi O n ly): $649 ($100 off at Amazon) In the U.K: Amazon has the 64GB Wi-Fi model for 569 (now 669 at Apple, was previously 569 at Apple) Amazon and Currys have the 256GB WiFi model for 719 (now 849 at Apple, was 719 at Apple) Best 2020 iPad Air deals right now The remaining stock of 2020 iPad Airs (4th gen) is being sold at a discount in some locations. Heres whats available now in the U.S.: Amazon has the 64GB Wi-Fi iPad Air for $549.99 ($50 off). In the U.K. weve found the following deals: Amazon has the 256GB Wi-Fi 2020 iPad Air for 669 (was 729 at Apple). Amazon has the 64GB cellular 2020 iPad Air for 580 (was 649 at Apple.) Best prices for iPad Air (2022 model) Below are the best iPad Air prices we have seen for a variety of retailers. Browse to find the model you want at the best price. 64GB iPad Air (2022, Wi-Fi) MSRP: $599/669 (WAS 569) Retailer Price $499.99 View Deal $589.95 View Deal $599 View Deal Adorama $599.00 View Deal $599.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices 256GB iPad Air (2022, Wi-Fi) MSRP: $749/849 (WAS 719) Retailer Price $649.99 View Deal $749 View Deal $749.99 View Deal $779 View Deal Adorama Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices 64GB iPad Air (2022, Cellular) MSRP: $749/849 (WAS 719) Retailer Price $649.99 View Deal $749 View Deal Adorama $749.00 View Deal $749.99 View Deal $843.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices 256GB iPad Air (2022, Cellular) MSRP: $899/1,029 (WAS 869) Retailer Price Adorama $859.00 View Deal $869.00 View Deal $899.00 View Deal $899.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Best prices for iPad Air (2020 model) Many of the best deals right now are on the 2020 iPad Air, which while not the latest model is still a great purchase, especially if you can find it for a discount. 64GB iPad Air (2020, Wi-Fi) WAS: $599/579 Retailer Price $527.99 View Deal $598.99 View Deal Adorama Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide 256GB iPad Air (2020, Wi-Fi) WAS: $749/729 Retailer Price $599.99 View Deal Adorama Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide 64GB iPad Air (2020, Cellular) WAS: $729/709 Retailer Price Adorama Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide 256GB iPad Air (2020, Cellular) WAS: $879/859 Where to buy the new iPad Air 2022 If you want to buy the iPad Air direct from Apple, you can order on the Apple US or Apple UK site. There wont be any discounts available, though Apple does offer occasional carrier deals and trade-ins. Of course, Apple isnt the only place you can buy an iPad Air, the usual resellers around the world will also be stocking the new model including the following. You can see the best prices at these resellers in live price comparison boxes below. US retailers Amazon (see deal above) Best Buy Target Walmart Adorama BH Photo Video UK retailers Amazon AO Apple Argos check stock by post code BT Shop Box Currys eBuyer John Lewis Laptops Direct Very Apple has a number of Apple Premium Resellers who stock iPads in the UK, and also offer other services, try the following: KRCS often is the first to discount new products iStore Select Western Computer iPad Air education discounts Apple offers students and staff in higher education discounts on the iPad Air in its Education Store . Apple isnt the only retailer that offers student discounts, however. In the U.K., KRCS offers up to 10 percent off for qualifying students. University students and teachers can also save on the iPad Air with Apples Education pricing. See our full guide on to how to get an education discount. Or head directly to Apple UK or Apple US to get the educational discount. iPad Air carrier deals If youre after the cellular model and want to buy it on contract, heres where to look: U.S. carrier deals Verizon: Save $100 with an Unlimited plan and up to $200 when you buy with an iPhone. U.K. carrier deals O2 Get up to 6 months of Disney Plus (or 12 months of another streaming service); plans start at 28 per month, 20 upfront for 1GB data Vodafone starting from 38 per month, 100 upfront for 2GB data EE Get 4GB data for 42.50 per month, 100 upfront existing customers get 10% off Sky Currently out of stock, but usually has the best price on the market: 2GB of data for 22 per month and no upfront cost (36 months) iPad Air refurbished deals The deals you will see above are generally from Apple resellers rather than Apple itself Apple rarely reduces prices. Apple does, however, sell reconditioned iPads in its refurbished store. So you can grab a bargain. The iPads in Apples refurbished store may be ex-display stock, or they may have been returned to Apple due to a fault, but they are fully reconditioned now and come with a full years warranty. Check out the US Apple Refurbished Store to see if there are any iPads available right now. If you are in the UK check Apples UK Refurbished Store for the latest offerings. There is a large refurbished market for the iPad Air. Wed recommend taking a look at these refurbished resellers for iPad Air offers: Amazon AWD Big Phone Store eBay Envirofone Affordable Mac Tech Trade 4Gadgets Handtec Laptops Direct Music Magpie Preloved Smartfone Store See our full guide to buying a refurbished iPad . iPad Air: Everything you need to know In 2021 we saw Apple introduce a new iPad mini (6th gen), iPad Pro with M1, and a new iPad (9th gen), but the iPad Air was untouched until March 2022 when Apple introduced the iPad Air (5th gen) . The new iPad Air has an M1 chip, just like the 2021 iPad Pro, an improved 12MP Ultra Wide front camera with support for Center Stage (compared to the 7MP FaceTime camera on the older model), and support for 5G on the cellular models. The color finishes are a little different from the previous generation too: space grey is joined by pink, starlight, purple and blue. Other than the colors, chip, and camera, the design and other features havent changedit still has a 10.9-inch display. The 2022 iPad Air If you are interested in one of the other iPads, or just want the best deal, were also tracking the best iPad deals if you want to see other top offers. Also, check out our best Apple deals . Apple, iPad

Macworld 6 Dec 2022 7:49 pm

Tile Bluetooth trackers are up to 35 percent off at Amazon

Whether you or someone you love is prone to losing things, or you just want the peace of mind of having a digital helper keep track of your stuff, Tile trackers are solid, inexpensive options that work with both iOS and Android devices. The company is having a holiday sale on Amazon at the moment that knocks 35 percent off a number of its 2022 trackers and bundles. You'll find the biggest discount on the Tile Sticker , which is down to just under $20, and you can get a pack of three Tile Mates for $53 or a pack of one Tile Mate and one Tile Slim for $40. All of the Tile devices included in this sale work similarly, but they have different designs. With the Tile Sticker, you're getting the company's Bluetooth tracking technology in a tiny disk with adhesive on one side that allows you to stick it to things like your TV's remote, your eyeglass case and other important items. You can check the Tile's last known location using its companion mobile app, and if you're within its 250-foot Bluetooth range, you can use the app to force the device to ring so you can more easily find your stuff. That works in the other direction as well if you have your Tile on hand, you can double-press its button to ring your phone in the event you misplace that important piece of tech. Since most features are common throughout the entire Tile lineup, you'll just have to decide which form-factor is right for you. The Sticker has the benefit of adhesive, while the standard Tile Mate has a keyring hole that makes it easy to attach to your keys. The Tile Slim is roughly the size of a credit card, making it ideal for keeping track of your wallet. At this point, there are a number of other Bluetooth trackers on the market. Apple's AirTags are arguably the most popular, and Samsung makes its own trackers for its smartphones, too. But Tile devices are convenient because they'll work on both iOS and Android devices, so if you're thinking of gifting the trackers for the holidays this year, you don't have to know the type of phone your giftee has ahead of time. Arguably the biggest downside to Tile trackers (if you're not already put off by privacy concerns) is that most of them have three-year, non-replaceable batteries. Tile does make one model, the Tile Pro , that runs on a one-year, replaceable battery, extending the life of the device as a whole. While it doesn't show up in Tile's Amazon sale, it too has been discounted to $25 for the holiday shopping season. If you're willing to shop elsewhere, you can even get a three-pack of Tile Pros with gift sleeves for $75 at QVC. Buy Tile Pro at Amazon - $25 Buy Tile Pro (3 pack) at QVC - $75 Follow @EngadgetDeals on Twitter and subscribe to the Engadget Deals newsletter for the latest tech deals and buying advice.

Engadget 6 Dec 2022 7:35 pm

Stuff a stocking with Samsungs 2022 USB-C 128GB Flash Drive at $17 (Matching low), more

Amazon is now offering the2022 model Samsung USB-C 128GB Flash Drive for$16.99 with free shippingfor Prime members or in orders over $25. This model launched earlier this year at $25 and now regularly fetches closer to $20. Todays deal marks only the second time we have seen it down this low at Amazon. Supported by Samsung NAND flash tech, it puts 128GB with USB-C connectivity into the palm of your hand, neatly into a pocket, or on your keychain. It clocks in at up to 400MB/s that certainly isnt the fastest out there but a notable rate for something at this price alongside Samsungs 6-proof protection against water, shock, magnets, extreme temperatures, and X-rays. The 5-year warranty is a nice touch as well. Head below for more flash drive deals. more The post Stuff a stocking with Samsungs 2022 USB-C 128GB Flash Drive at $17 (Matching low), more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 6 Dec 2022 7:18 pm

Best iPad deals: Save money on the 9th & 10th gen iPad (10.9-inch/10.2-inch models)

The standard 10.2-inch iPad is still the cheapest iPad Apple sells, but there is now a new iPad with a 10.9-inch display that costs a bit more. If youre looking to pick up a deal and save money on either the 2021 iPad (9th gen) or the 2022 iPad (10th gen), then youve come to the right place. You can find great deals if you know where to look and thats where we step in! Weve checked all the best places to pick up the iPad at the best price for you, so you can get a bargain. One thing to note if you are shopping outside of the U.S.Apple has increased the price of the 9th-generation iPad! Read more about that here: Is Apple ripping off the rest of the world with inflated prices? The main reason we mention this is it might make the discounts on the older iPad look better than they are which is why we quote the price it was as well as what it is sold for now. There is more than one kind of iPad though. The standard iPad also has more expensive siblings including: iPad Air , iPad mini and iPad Pro and if you click those links you can see deals on those models. Also have a look at our best iPad deals round up and our iPad Buying Guide if you arent sure which model you want. You may also like to check out our round up of the best Apple deals . Best 9th & 10th gen iPad deals right now Deals on the 10th gen iPad are few, but there are resellers cutting the price of the older 9th gen model. U.S. resellers 10th gen iPad: Amazon has the 2022 64GB Wi-Fi 10.9-inch iPad for $399, which is $50 off. Amazon has the 2022 256GB Wi-Fi 10.9-inch iPad for $549, which is $50 off. 9th gen iPad: Amazon has the $609 10.2-inch iPad with 256GB SSD and cellular for $579 ($30 off) U.K. resellers 10th gen iPad: AO.com has 30 off the price of the 10.9in iPad! Get it for 469. AO.com also has 14 off the 10.9in iPad with 256GB SSD! Get it for 665. 9th gen iPad: Amazon has the 10.2-inch iPad, 9th gen for 319. This is how much it cost before Apple raised the price to 369. Argos , Amazon and John Lewis have the 10.2-inch iPad, 9th gen with 256GB SSD for 459. This is how much it cost before Apple raised the price to 549. Check the best prices below to see what deals are available. Best price for 10.9-inch iPad (10th gen) The 10th generation iPad, with its 10.9-inch display, launched in October 2022 so we arent seeing many discounts yet, but as they appear you will see them populate the best prices tables below. 10th gen iPad, 64GB WiFi, MSRP $449/499 Retailer Price $399.00 View Deal $449 View Deal $449 View Deal Adorama $449.00 View Deal $449.00 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices 10th gen iPad, 256GB WiFi, MSRP $599/679 Retailer Price $549.00 View Deal $565 View Deal $599 View Deal Adorama $599.00 View Deal $599.00 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices 10th gen iPad, 64GB Cellular, MSRP $599/679 Retailer Price $549.00 View Deal $599 View Deal Adorama $599.00 View Deal $599.00 View Deal $724.95 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices 10th gen iPad, 256GB Cellular, MSRP $749/859 Retailer Price $549.00 View Deal Adorama $749.00 View Deal $749.00 View Deal $749 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Best price for 10.2-inch iPad (9th gen) Below are the best iPad 9th gen prices we have seen for a variety of retailers. Since this iPad has been on sale since 2021 there are more in the way of deals, but since its already Apples cheapest iPad the discounts dont tend to be as big as you might see on other iPads. 9th gen iPad, 64GB WiFi, RRP $329/369 (WAS 319) You can check out the lowest current prices from a range of major retailers in the automated tables below. Now that the 10th generation iPad is here we may see resellers dropping prices for the cheaper model but keep in mind that Apple has increased U.K. prices, so those discounts may look better than they really are. Retailer Price Adorama $324.00 View Deal $329.00 View Deal $329.99 View Deal $343.99 View Deal $354.95 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices 9th gen iPad, 256GB WiFi, MSRP $479/549 (WAS 459) Retailer Price $408.11 View Deal $459 View Deal $459.99 View Deal $475.93 View Deal $479 View Deal Adorama Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices 9th gen iPad, 64GB Cellular, MSRP $479/519 (WAS 439) Retailer Price $459 View Deal $477.94 View Deal $492.32 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide 9th gen iPad, 256GB Cellular, MSRP $609/699 (WAS 579) Retailer Price Adorama $489.00 View Deal $579.00 View Deal $609.00 View Deal $609.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Where to buy the iPad (10th gen and 9th gen) In 2021 the 9th gen iPad suffered from stock shortages, so half the challenge was finding a retailer that has one in stock. Hopefully this wont also be the case with the 10th gen iPad, but if it is you might find one at one of these major retailers: US retailers Amazon Best Buy B&H Photo Video Walmart Target UK retailers Amazon Argos AO BT Shop Box Currys eBuyer John Lewis Laptops Direct Very Apple has a number of Apple Premium Resellers who stock iPads in the UK, and also offer other services, try the following: KRCS who often is the first to discount new products iStore Select Western Computer Where to buy the iPad on contract If you want to buy the iPad on contract you could try these networks: US network carriers AT&T Verizon T-Mobile UK network carriers EE O2 Sky Vodafone Virgin Media Three Best refurbished iPad deals The deals you will see above are generally from Apple resellers rather than Apple itself Apple very rarely drops the prices. Apple does, however, sell reconditioned iPads in its refurbished store. So you might be able to grab a bargain. The iPads in Apples refurbished store may be ex-display stock, or they may have been returned to Apple due to a fault, but they are fully reconditioned now and come with a full years warranty. Its not like buying secondhand. Check out the US Apple Refurbished Store to see if there are any iPads available right now. If you are in the UK you may be able to find a iPad at Apples Refurbished Store . For example, weve seen a 128GB gold iPad (8th-gen) for 329 and a 32GB iPad (7th gen) for 209.

Macworld 6 Dec 2022 7:18 pm

Philips Hue Smart Plug brings Siri, Alexa, and Assistant control to holiday lighting at $30

Amazon is now offering the Philips Hue Smart Plug for $29.99 shipped . This staple in the Hue ecosystem hardly ever goes on sale, but is now sitting at the all-time low from its usual $35 price tag. Those $5 in savings stack up to the first markdown since May while providing a chance to save ahead of equipping your holiday lighting with some smart features. Pairing over Bluetooth or Zigbee, this smart plug expands your Philips Hue setup with the ability to connect lamps, lights, appliances, and other gear into your choice of Siri, Alexa, and Assistant ecosystems. It has a compact design that wont hog both wall outlets, and makes for a notable upgrade to your smart home for plugging in the Christmas tree. Head below for more. more The post Philips Hue Smart Plug brings Siri, Alexa, and Assistant control to holiday lighting at $30 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 6 Dec 2022 7:12 pm

Pick Up the 2022 iPad Air at Amazon for Just $500 (Save $99) - CNET

The fifth-gen iPad Air, powered by an M1 chip, and is a great iPad Pro alternative at a lower price.

Cnet 6 Dec 2022 7:12 pm

Best Mac Studio deals available now and where its in stock

If you want to buy a Mac Studio, and get the best deal possible, youve come to the right place. Were looking at where you can buy the Mac Studio at the best price. The main problem is actually finding the Mac Studio in stock, especially the M1 Ultra version, which has a three to four week wait if you buy from Apple ! Plus not all the usual resellers are stocking the Mac Studio. Best Mac Studio deals US deals: Expercom: Mac Studio M1 Max (10-core CPU, 24-core GPU, 32GB unified memory, 512GB SSD) : $1,899 ($100 off) UK deals: KCRS, Mac Studio M1 Max (10-core CPU, 24-core GPU, 32GB unified memory, 512GB SSD) : 1,899.05 (100 off) What you need to know In March 2022 Apple introduced its most powerful Mac yet yes the Mac Studio is even more powerful than the Mac Pro right now (although you can expect a much more powerful Mac Pro in the near future). The Mac Studio can be configured with a M1 Max chip, as seen in the 14in and 16in MacBook Pro, or you can choose an M1 Ultra, which is essentially two M1 Max chips. The M1 Ultra brings 20 CPU cores and up to 64 GPU cores. It is also able to support 128GB RAM. Read our Mac Studio review . The Mac Studio starts at $1,999/1,999 for the M1 Max model. The Mac Studio with M1 Ultra starts at $3,999/3,999. There are also various build to order options. The most obvious thing missing from the Mac Studio is a display, but if you want to buy Apples Studio Display we have a separate article explaining where you can buy one and get the best deal. Read our Apples Studio Display review. Where to buy a Mac Studio The most obvious place to buy a Mac Studio is from Apple US or Apple UK , but there are lots of other options. One benefit of buying from Apple is you could trade in your old Mac and get money off. We have an article explaining How to get money off with Apples trade-in program. We recommend the following resellers in the U.S. and U.K.: U.S. retailers Apple has two day delivery on the M1 Max model. M1 Ultra Mac Studio has a three to four week wait. Amazon did have a refurbished Apples Mac Studio with M1 Max for $1,969 ($30 off). However the price has now returned to 1,999. Adorama has the Mac Studio listed at Apples RRP. Get Apples M1 Max Mac Studio (in stock now) and the M1 Ultra Mac Studio (on backorder). Best Buy has the Mac Studio listed at Apples RRP. Get Apples M1 Max Mac Studio (in stock) and the M1 Ultra Mac Studio (sold out). B&H Photo Video has the Mac Studio listed at Apples RRP. Get Apples M1 Max Mac Studio (in stock) and the M1 Ultra Mac Studio (out of stock). US Apple Authorized Reseller DataVision has a Mac Studio here . Walmart doesnt have Apples Mac Studio listed yet. Plenty of deals on Mac Studio make-up though. U.K. retailers Apple has next day delivery for the M1 Max version and a few week wait for the M1 Ultra model. Amazon has Apples Mac Studio listed, but its not being sold by Apple and based on the product description it appears to be a Mac Studio mod that runs Windows too! Argos has Mac Studio available to buy and are also offering 20 off Microsoft Office if you buy it at the same time. AO has a listing for Apples M1 Max Mac Studio and the M1 Ultra Mac Studio . Both are out of stock though. Currys has a listing for Apples M1 Max Mac Studio and the M1 Ultra Mac Studio . Only the Max is in stock. Scan has a listing for Apples M1 Max Mac Studio and the M1 Ultra Mac Studio . You can order both, but the Ultra has a three to four week wait. John Lewis has a listing for the M1 Ultra Mac Studio and the M1 Max Mac Studio . Both are out of stock. Apple has a number of Apple Premium Resellers in the UK who stock Macs and offer other services: UK Apple Authorised Reseller KRCS is already discounting the Mac Studio. They have 199.95 off the M1 Ultra model, its out of stock but you can still order and get the deal here . They also have 99.95 off the M1 Max model which is actually in stock! Get the deal here . Insight has the Mac Studio here . iStore has the Mac Studio here . Select has the Mac Studio M1 Max and the Mac Studio M1 Ultra. Western Computer has the Mac Studio here. Jigsaw has the Mac Studio here . Best Mac Studio deals right now Youll see the best prices right now below: Mac Studio with M1 Max, MSRP: $1,999/1,999 Retailer Price Adorama $1799.00 View Deal $1999 View Deal $1999.99 View Deal $2532.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Mac Studio with M1 Ultra, MSRP: $3,999/3,999 Retailer Price $3999.00 View Deal Adorama Not Available View Deal Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Best Mac deals We also have round ups of the following deals: Best iMac deals Best Mac mini deals Best MacBook Pro deals Best MacBook Air deals Mac

Macworld 6 Dec 2022 6:49 pm

Land a 72-Oz. Ninja 1,000W Pro countertop Blender at its best price yet: $65 (Reg. $100)

Amazon is now offering the Ninja 1,000W Professional Blender for $64.99 shipped. Regularly $100, this is 35% off the going rate, $5 under the previous low, and the best price we have tracked on Amazon. A notable option for smoothies, protein shakes, frozen cocktails in the summer, and meal preparations all year round, anytime we see a full-size Ninja blender with 1,000 watts of power in this price range it is notable especially for one that just hit Amazon about a year ago. This one ships with a 72-ounce pitcher and stainless steel blades that can blast ice into snow in seconds and blend your favorite ingredients into delicious sauces, dips, and smoothies. Head below for more details. more The post Land a 72-Oz. Ninja 1,000W Pro countertop Blender at its best price yet: $65 (Reg. $100) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 6 Dec 2022 6:47 pm

Logitechs latest POP and MX Mini Keys Keyboards for Mac on sale for $80 (Save $20)

Amazon is currently discounting theLogitech POP Keys Mechanical Wireless Keyboard for$79.99 shipped inDaydream Mint. Typically fetching $100, youre looking at a match of the all-time low last set back over the summer in July. The $20 in savings is one of the first times you can lock-in as steep of a discount, with todays offer arriving as the first notable price cut in a few months. Last fall Logitech brought a unique pop art-inspired design to its keyboard lineup with the POP Keys. Sporting a classic typewriter with rose color scheme, the mechanical switches are complemented by swappable emoji buttons that can be customized in the companion app, too. Not to mention, Logitech POP Keys sports both Bluetooth and Logi Bolt USB receiver connectivity to work with everything from Macs and iPads to PCs and more. Our recent Tested with 9to5Toys review takes a closer look at what to expect. more The post Logitechs latest POP and MX Mini Keys Keyboards for Mac on sale for $80 (Save $20) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 6 Dec 2022 6:40 pm

Samsung T7 fingerprint-secured 500GB portable SSD hits new Amazon low at $65 (Reg. $105)

Joining new all-time lows and holiday pricing on SanDisk, Crucial, and PNY models, Amazon is now offering the Samsung T7 Touch 500GB Portable Solid-State Drive for $64.99 shipped. Regularly $105, you can pick up the silver model that will sit nicely alongside your MacBook at 38% off the going rate. This is the lowest we can find and a new Amazon all-time low. This model delivers much of the same feature set as most of the best options in the category, including up to 1,050MB/s transfers speeds, USB-C and -A support, and a shock/drop-resistant design up to 6-feet. But it stands out from the pack with a built-in fingerprint reader and password security system to ensure your files remain accessible only to you. Head below or additional details. more The post Samsung T7 fingerprint-secured 500GB portable SSD hits new Amazon low at $65 (Reg. $105) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 6 Dec 2022 6:28 pm

The best MacBook Air deals this month

If youre hoping to get a discount on the MacBook Air, youve come to the right place. We follow all the Apple resellers all year round so we know the best prices resellers have sold Apple products for and we know when they have a really good deal and not just an ok deal. Check out the best deals we are seeing right now below. If you are after the new M2 MacBook Air , weve got our eyes on where to buy one and where to get the best deal. Despite the arrival of the new M2 MacBook Air, Apple continues to sell the $999/999 M1 MacBook Air and we continue to see some great deals on that model. Best MacBook Air deals right now Here are some of the best deals for the MacBook Air we are seeing right now in the U.S.: Amazon: M1 MacBook Air 256GB : $800 ($199 off) Amazon: M2 MacBook Air 256GB : $1,149 ($50 off) Amazon: M2 MacBook Air 512GB : $1,350 ($149 off) In the U.K.: Amazon, M2 MacBook Air 256GB : 1,109 (140 off) Amazon, M2 MacBook Air 512GB : 1,379 (170 off) Amazon: M1 MacBook Air 256GB : 877.99 (121 off) Youll find even more deals below. MacBook Air: What you need to know There are three standard MacBook Air models on sale at Apple right now. The M1 MacBook Air that arrived in November 2020 and two configurations of the 2022 M2 MacBook Air which went on sale in July 2022. Pricing is as follows: MacBook Air, M1 Chip, 8-core CPU, 7-Core GPU, 256GB, MSRP: $999/999 MacBook Air, M2 Chip, 8-core CPU, 8-Core GPU, 256GB, MSRP: $1,199/1,249 MacBook Air, M2 Chip, 8-core CPU, 10-Core GPU, 512GB, MSRP: $1,499/1,549 There was an M1 MacBook Air that has been discontinued, but you may still find it on sale: MacBook Air, M1 Chip, 8-core CPU, 8-Core GPU, 512GB, WAS: $1,249/1,249 If you arent sure whether to buy the MacBook Air or MacBook Pro we recommend that you read about the differences between the MacBook Air and Pro . Best Apple MacBook Air deals right now In the tables below you will see the best price right now for the various MacBook Air models Apple makes. Note Apples recommended retail price and you will be able to see just how good the deals on the MacBook Air are. M2 MacBook Air, 8-core CPU/8-core GPU, 256GB, MSRP $1,199/1,249 Retailer Price $1149.99 View Deal $1199 View Deal Adorama $1199.00 View Deal $1199.00 View Deal Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices M2 MacBook Air, 8-core CPU/10-core GPU, 512GB, MSRP $1,499/1,549 Retailer Price Adorama $1349.00 View Deal $1,349.00 View Deal $1449.99 View Deal $1499 View Deal $1499.00 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices M1 MacBook Air, 8-core CPU/7-core GPU, MSRP $999/999 Retailer Price Adorama $749.00 View Deal $999 View Deal $999.99 View Deal $999.99 View Deal Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices M1 MacBook Air, 8-core CPU/8-core GPU, MSRP $1,249/1,249 (Discontinued) Retailer Price Adorama $949.00 View Deal $1199.00 View Deal $1584.99 View Deal $1,799.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Make sure you also check out our complete round up of the best Apple deals weve seen. Where to buy the M2 MacBook Air You can buy a MacBook Air directly from Apple in the US or at Apple UK , but the stocks may be low and Apple very rarely drops prices see Where is the MacBook Air in stock . You may however find a MacBook Air in stock and discounted at one of these resellers. There are plenty of stores and Apple Premium Resellers around the world that offer discounts on new and old Macs, so its worth shopping around (read our Where to buy a Mac article for more advice). One benefit of buying from Apple is you could trade in your old Mac and get money off. We have an article explaining How to get money off with Apples trade-in program. We recommend the following resellers in the US and UK: US retailers Want to buy a MacBook Air from Apple? View the MacBook Air in the Apple Store. You may be able to save money on a refurbished MacBook Air. View the MacBook Air in the Apple Refurbished Store. Get an education discount : View the MacBook Air in the Apple Education Store. View the MacBook Air at Amazon . View the MacBook Air at B&H Photo . View the MacBook Air at Best Buy View the MacBook Air at Walmart . You can find the MacBook Air at Adorama . UK retailers If you want to buy a MacBook Air from Apple: View the MacBook Air in the Apple Store . You may be able to get money off an older model from Apples refurb store: View the MacBook Air in the Apple Refurbished Store. Save money if you are a teacher or student: View the MacBook Air in the Apple Education Store. Get a Mac from Amazon where we often see discounts: View the MacBook Air at Amazon. AO.com also offers discounts from time to time: View the MacBook Air at AO.com You may find the MacBook Air at Argos , although we only tend to see deals in conjunction with events like Black Friday. We often see great deals on MacBook Air at BT Shop . View the MacBook Air at Currys . View the MacBook Air at Ebuyer View the MacBook Air at John Lewis . We often see discounts on the MacBook Air at Laptops Direct . . You may also find discounts on the MacBook Air at Very . UK Apple Authorised Resellers KRCS Insight iStore Select Western Computer Jigsaw Best refurbished MacBook Air deals The deals you will see above are generally from Apple resellers rather than Apple itself Apple very rarely drops the prices of the Macs it sells. However, that doesnt mean you cant save money buying from Apple: if you want to get a discount on a Mac from Apple you can buy a refurbished Mac. Its not only Apple that sells refurbished Macs, but Apple does offer some great incentives to buy from Apples Refurbished Store , so we do recommend taking a look there for great MacBook Air deals. The Macs in Apples refurbished store may be ex-display stock, or they may have been returned to Apple due to a fault, but they are fully reconditioned now and come with a full years warranty. Its not like buying secondhand. Read about buying a refurbished Mac . We see M1 MacBook Air models in Apples Refurbished Store from time-to-time. If none are available when you look we recommend you check again in a month or so, if you can wait that long. Check these links for refurbished MacBook Air in the US and refurbished MacBook Air in the UK You will probably see deals on the older Intel-powered MacBook Air models as well. In the past weve seen refurbished MacBook Air (8-core CPU, 8-Core GPU, 512GB SSD, RRP $1,249/1,249) discounted to 1,059/$1,059. Thats a saving of 190/$190 on Apples usual price. Keep an eye on the store to grab a bargain as soon as one comes up. The Silver, 512GB, 8Core CPU and 8Core GPU model costs 1,059 (190 off) from Apples refurbished store here (UK) and here (US) . The Gold version of the 512GB model is also 190 off here (UK) and here (US). The Space Grey version of the 512GB model is also 190 off here (UK) and here (US). A refurbished MacBook Air, 8-core CPU, 7-Core GPU, 512GB SSD, RRP 999/$999 is often discounted to $849/849. Thats a saving of $150/150 on Apples usual price. The Gold, 256GB, 8Core CPU and 8Core GPU model costs 849/$849 (150/$150 off) from Apples refurbished store here (UK) and here (US) . The Silver model is here (US). And the Space Grey model here (US) . Amazon also has a certified refurbished store for Apple products, but we would advise against buying any products that are older than five years most of the products we see on the Amazon refurbished store are very old. Another place to look is BackMarket US and BackMarket UK , which sells refurbished Macs and other Apple products. Other ways to save money Students should check the Apple Education Store , where they will be able to pick up a discount (as long as they qualify for one). Read more: How to get a student discount from Apple . There is also Apple holds a Back To Uni even t which runs in the US from June to September (and in the US from July to October) and means you will get free vouchers with your purchase! Mac

Macworld 6 Dec 2022 6:20 pm

NordicTracks smart adjustable dumbbell set back to Black Friday pricing at $299 ($130 off)

Update: Amazon has also dropped the Bowflex SelectTech Adjustable Kettlebells back down to Black Friday pricing at $119 shipped . Regularly $149, this is matching the lowest price we have tracked over the last several months and the best we can find. Amazon is offering theNordicTrack iSelect Adjustable Dumbbell set (pair) for$299 shipped. Regularly $429, this is a massive $130 in savings and matching both the lowest price we have tracked and this years Black Friday deal. The 2022 smart adjustable dumbbells range from 5 to 50 pounds and ship with a floor rack for keeping things organized in between uses. Youll find a high-tech motorized selector it uses both voice-control (via compatible Alexa devices) or a manual selection option and an onboard digital LED screen to display the weight alongside ergonomic square weight plates and non-slip handles. The integrated tablet stand is nice a touch for folks following along with connected workout experiences (30-day iFit membership included) as well. You can get a closer look at what it delivers in our hands-on review over at Connect the Watts . More details below. more The post NordicTracks smart adjustable dumbbell set back to Black Friday pricing at $299 ($130 off) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 6 Dec 2022 6:15 pm

AirPlay 2 and 65W USB-C headline Samsungs 32-inch M8 Smart Monitor at $400 (Save $300)

Amazon is currently offering the Samsung M8 AirPlay 2 32-inch Smart Monitor for $399.99 shipped. Also available directly from Samsung for the same price. While youd more regularly pay $700, todays offer amounts to a new all-time low at $300 off. This is $100 under our previous Black Friday mention, as well. Arriving with an iMac-inspired design, Samsungs recently-released M8 Monitor just launched earlier in the spring and delivers a 32-inch 4K HDR10+ panel backed by other notable features. The USB-C connectivity can dish out 65W power to a connected device, and rounds out the package alongside the modular SlimFit Camera. On thesoftware side, you can expect to take advantage of AirPlay 2 alongside all of the built-in Netflix, Microsoft Office, and video calling features. Get the full scoop in our launch coverage . More details below. more The post AirPlay 2 and 65W USB-C headline Samsungs 32-inch M8 Smart Monitor at $400 (Save $300) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 6 Dec 2022 6:10 pm

Echelon Smart EX-7s fitness bike with 22-inch screen sees second discount at $1,233

Amazon is now offering theEchelon Smart Connect EX-7s Fitness Bike for$1,232.87 shipped. Normally fetching $2,000, youre looking at only the second discount to date at $767 off. We last saw it go on sale back in July, with todays offer marking the best weve seen in four months. Sporting quite a few upgrades over other Smart Connect bikes in the Echelon stable,the new EX-7sarrives with all of the usual access to on-demand classes and curated workout experiences. Where it steps up from other models is the built-in 22-inch rotating screen that can flip over for guiding you through additional non-biking exercises. Theres also an improved pro-style vented seat that goes alongside 32 levels of magnetic resistance and padded handlebars. Over at Connect the Watts , you can get a better idea of what to expect from a recent Echelon review . more The post Echelon Smart EX-7s fitness bike with 22-inch screen sees second discount at $1,233 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 6 Dec 2022 6:05 pm

The Morning After: Nothing is in talks to bring its smartphones to the US

While many phone fans in the US are intrigued with the Nothing Phone 1, with its transparent back and flashing glyph design, they couldnt buy one. At least, not easily . It might be easier for its follow-up devices , though. Engadget Nothing co-founder Carl Pei told CNBC the Nothing Phone 1 isn't available in the US because the company wasn't ready to deal with the complexities of the market, which usually entails dealing with powerful US carriers. Now we are in discussions with some carriers in the US to potentially launch a future product there, he said. Nothing already sells its Ear Stick wireless buds in the US, which apparently made up a third of that product's sales. And as the co-founder of OnePlus, Pei is already well acquainted with the US smartphone market. It took years for OnePlus to launch a device with carrier support. Nothing has topped 600,000 Phone 1 devices sold so far. But Pei has big ambitions, matched by similarly big challenges. He previously said the company has a zero-percent margin on its phones, due to the strong US dollar and less-than-favorable terms from suppliers. The goal is to be profitable in 2024, he said. Mat Smith The Morning After isnt just a newsletter its also a daily podcast. Get our daily audio briefings, Monday through Friday, by subscribing right here . The biggest stories you might have missed Construction starts in Australia on the world's largest radio telescope Apple's latest iPad Air falls to $500 at Amazon The merged HBO Max and Discovery+ streaming service could be simply called Max DHL orders 2,000 Ford E-Transit electric delivery vans Xbox will start charging $70 for some Series X/S games Where is Netflixs stream of anime classic 'Berserk? Adobe accepts AI-generated stock art, with limits Neuralink is reportedly under federal investigation over animal testing The development pressures have allegedly led to animal deaths. The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) inspector general is apparently investigating Neuralink over potential animal welfare violations related to research testing. Reuters reports the company has killed 1,500 animals, including more than 280 sheep, pigs and monkeys, since 2018. Those numbers don't automatically mean Neuralink is violating the law, and the company has passed all USDA inspections of its facilities. According to the report, internal documents suggest staff have raised concerns that the company has rushed animal testing, causing needless suffering and death. Continue reading. Honors Magic VS is a cheaper foldable here to scare Samsung Weve tested a prototype. Engadget The Magic VS is Honors second folding phone, but itll be the first available outside China when it launches in early 2023. This feels like a polish rather than an evolution of the 2022s Magic V foldable. The major difference is a vastly redesigned hinge with far fewer parts, which should make it more reliable. It still looks an awful lot like Samsungs premium-priced Galaxy Z Fold series. Honor has given attention to the external display, which is arguably just as important as the fold-out display. Check out our impressions. Continue reading. Blizzard makes it easier to unlock new 'Overwatch 2' heroes You won't need to grind through as many levels to get them. One of the major (and controversial) changes Blizzard made in Overwatch 2 was locking new heroes behind a battle pass. However, it should be a little easier for players to unlock the latest character, Ramattra, in the game's second season. Players who opt for the free track of the battle pass won't need to grind through as many levels before they can use the new tank in all game modes. However, those who buy the season-two premium pass will get access to Ramattra right away. Continue reading. Googles Pixel 7 update brings Clear Calling and a free VPN Other updates include better Pixel Watch sleep tracking. Google is releasing its latest round of Pixel updates, including the free VPN the company teased at its October event. However, the Google One VPN doesnt support regional location switching, so no sneakily streaming different services around the world but it does secure your browsing activity. Clear Calling, which had been in beta since October, is also now available for all Pixel 7 series owners. The AI-powered feature makes calls in noisy environments sound better by bringing your voice to the forefront while drowning out background noise. Continue reading. Heres another 'immersive' gaming pod If you have the space. Cooler Master Cooler Masters Orb X is its newly announced semi-enclosed work and gaming station. The built-in recliner is made of genuine leather and has a fully adjustable headrest, lumbar support and leg rest. Once youre seated, the motorized dome at the top of the Orb X lowers a screen to eye level. You can configure the pod with either a single 34-inch monitor or up to three 27-inch displays. If youre going to own a gaming pod, I demand you get all three. Continue reading.

Engadget 6 Dec 2022 5:45 pm

Asian shares decline as positive data dampen expectations for a dove Fed

Bangkok: After Wall Street retreated on Tuesday, shares in Asia mostly declined as an unexpectedly positive economic report highlighted the difficulty of the Federal Reserve's fight against inflation. Tokyo grew as other local markets declined. Oil prices rose along with US futures. Fitch Ratings revised down its forecasts for global economic growth on Tuesday as the Fed and other central banks raised interest rates, raising concerns about the prospect of a recession. In its Global Economic Outlook report, it revised its September forecast for 2023 to 1.4% from 1.7% global growth forecast. China's projected growth rate was reduced from 4.5% to 4.1% per annum. Also Read: Excluding the effects of pandemics, the global economy is projected to grow by 2.8% in 2023 China is expected to move forward with easing its strict pandemic restrictions, which has given markets relief from pressure on business, manufacturing and consumer spending. .However, investors are also eyeing the Fed in hopes that it will slow interest rate hikes, aimed at preventing inflation from remaining too high. The services sector, which accounts for the majority of the US economy, experienced unexpected growth in November, according to a report released Monday by the Institute for Supply Management. According to other reports, both business orders and durable goods orders at US factories grew more than expected in October. While this news is good for the overall economy, it complicates the Fed's fight against inflation because it probably means interest rates will need to rise to ease price pressures. According to Oanda's Edward Moya, Inflation is likely to remain more stable, and the service sector of the economy is unlikely to contract. It is likely that the Fed may need to take additional action. Also Read: Global economy in a bind, according to Paul Hickin of S&P Global Insights The Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates by half a percentage point at its meeting next week, representing a break from a recent three-quarter percentage point rate hike. Since March, it has raised its benchmark rate six times, bringing it to a range of 3.75% to 4%, the highest in fifteen years. By mid-2023, Wall Street expects the benchmark rate to reach a peak range of 5% to 5.25%. The aim is to slow growth without slamming the brakes and precipitating a recession that will slow business and consumer spending in the global economy. Already volatile global energy markets are being further agitated by Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine. US crude oil fluctuated before shedding 3.8% after a group of world leaders decided to boycott most of Russian oil. In addition, they agreed to a $60 per barrel price cap on Russian exports. The Hang Seng in Hong Kong fell 1.1% to 19,300.90 during Asian trade, while the Kospi in South Korea fell 0.6% to 2,404.39. At 3,209.27, the Shanghai Composite index shed 0.1%. The Nikkei 225 index rose 0.3% to 27,909.65 in Tokyo. Shares in Thailand and Bangkok also declined. On Monday, the S&P 500 fell 1.8% to 3,998.84. The tech-heavy Nasdaq fell 1.9% to 11,239.94 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1.4% to 33,947.10. Further losses in small-company stocks sent the Russell 2000 index down 2.8% to 1,840.22. Shares of oil and gas companies fell as a result of a general decline in energy prices, which saw natural gas prices fall by 11.2%. Exxon Mobil declined 2.7%. Nearly 95% of stocks in the benchmark S&P 500 index were down overall, with technology firms, banks and retailers accounting for some of the biggest market weights. Nvidia, a chip maker, dropped 1.6%, Bank of America fell 4.5%, and Amazon fell 3.3%. Most bond yields have gone up. Mortgage rates are influenced by the yield on the 10-year Treasury, which rose to 3.59% from 3.49% late Friday. Thursday will bring a weekly update on unemployment claims on Wall Street. The monthly report on producer prices for November is due on Friday. Besides, benchmark US crude oil rose 63 cents to $77.56 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange on Tuesday. It fell $3.05 to reach $76.93 a barrel. Brent crude, the benchmark price for international trade, rose 57 cents to $83.25 a barrel. Also Read: Korea wants to assist Vietnam in upgrading its economy As of late Monday, the US dollar had risen to 136.88 Japanese yen from 136.71 yen. The euro rose from $1.0491 to $1.0497.

News Track 6 Dec 2022 4:22 pm

SBI Card slashes reward points rules on online spending, but there's a catch

The SBI-backed company has slashed accrual reward points on online spends at Amazon to 5X reward points effective from January 1st..However, customers will continue to accrue 10X Reward Points on online spends on other portals.

Livemint 6 Dec 2022 3:32 pm

Best Amazon Deals: Echo Dot With Free Smart Bulb, $50 Off New iPad and More - CNET

There are thousands of Amazon deals available daily. We identify the ones worth your time (and money).

Cnet 6 Dec 2022 3:19 pm

Job Cuts: Resigned at Google, this techie's job offer declined by Amazon next

Call it ironic, but a Google software engineer, who resigned to take a new job at Amazon, was told by the company that his job offer has been declined, just 3 days ahead of his first day at the e-commerce giant.

IBTimes 6 Dec 2022 1:12 pm

The Test Season 2 Trailer: The Rise And Fall of the Australian Cricket Team's Tim Paine Well Documented

The second season of The Test is scheduled to start streaming on Amazon Prime on January 13.

News18 6 Dec 2022 12:40 pm

Amazon set to launch Prime Gaming in India

Amazon is inching closer to launching Prime Gaming, its subscription service that offers free access to a number of titles and which ships bundled with Amazon Prime and Video plans, to its members in India, according to the companys website. With Prime Gaming (included with your Prime membership) unlock instant access to tons of exclusive [] Amazon set to launch Prime Gaming in India by Manish Singh originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 6 Dec 2022 11:12 am

Amazon and Steph Curry Developing 'ToeJam & Earl' Movie of Sega Genesis Fame - CNET

Writing team includes 'Hotel Transylvania 4' writers.

Cnet 6 Dec 2022 7:15 am

Omotons aluminum height-adjustable laptop stand with rotating base falls 40% to $30

Omotons official Amazon storefront is offering its Height-adjustable Laptop Stand with Rotating Base for $29.99 shipped once you clip the on-page coupon. Down from $50, todays 40% discount marks a return to the all-time low that weve tracked at Amazon. This laptop stand is ready to make your office setup more ergonomic and versatile. Theres a 360-degree rotatable base which lets you swivel the laptop to just about any position. On top of that, its both height- and tilt-adjustable so you can really place the laptop exactly where it should be. The stand is compatible with just about every laptop ranging from 11 to 16 inches, including Apples latest releases. Its also comprised of aluminum to help with heat dispersion on your laptop. Keep reading for more. more The post Omotons aluminum height-adjustable laptop stand with rotating base falls 40% to $30 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 6 Dec 2022 4:31 am

Black Friday Roborock deals are back: Smart mop/vac combos, self-empty, more from $180

The official Roborock Amazon storefront has now brought back many of its best Black Friday deals starting from $180 shipped. First up, you can score the Q7+ Robot Vacuum and Mop with Self-Empty Dock down at $549.99 shipped after you clip the on-page coupon . Regularly $800, this is $250 off the going rate, matching the holiday offer from the end of last month, and the best deal we can find. This is also nearly $100 under the summer Prime Day price we tracked this year. Features include 2700Pa suction joined by a host of intelligent functions and sensors like PreciSense LiDAR navigation, 3D mapping (4-levels), no-go zones, user-created invisible walls, and Alexa voice control. This model also has a 180-minute runtime alongside a self-empty bin that stores up to seven weeks of debris before it needs to be emptied. Head below for more Roborock holiday deals. more The post Black Friday Roborock deals are back: Smart mop/vac combos, self-empty, more from $180 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 6 Dec 2022 3:35 am

SimpliSafes 9-piece security kit with HD camera secures your home at new low of $137 (54% off)

Amazon is offering the SimpliSafe 9-piece Home Security Kit with HD Camera for $137.36 shipped. Down from $300, this 54% discount marks a new all-time low that weve tracked at Amazon. Ready to secure your home ahead of holiday travels, SimpliSafe is designed to protect right out of the box. Simply plug in the base station, set your sensors where they need to go, and put your SimpliCam up and youll be off to the races. The base station can reach up to 1,000 feet in any direction ensuring your whole home is covered, and the SimpliCam features remote viewing so you can know whats going on even when youre not at home. Keep reading for more. more The post SimpliSafes 9-piece security kit with HD camera secures your home at new low of $137 (54% off) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 6 Dec 2022 2:50 am

Samsung EVO Select 128GB microSD card undercuts Black Friday at $14, more from $12

Amazon is now offering the Samsung EVO Select 128GB microSD Card for $13.99 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $25. Regularly $20, it has more recently been sitting in the $16 range and is now within $0.50 of the Amazon all-time low we have only tracked once before. Youll also find the 256GB model marked down to $21.49 shipped . Neither of these two models dropped this low over the recent Black Friday Friday festivities. Delivering up to 130MB/s transfer speeds, Samsungs latest lineup of EVO Select microSD cards are solid options for everything from DLSR and action cameras to Nintendo Switch and more. Youre looking at U3 class 10 speeds for 4K recording and modern A2 app loading abilities as well. Get a closer look in our recent hands-on review and then head below for more Samsung microSD deals. more The post Samsung EVO Select 128GB microSD card undercuts Black Friday at $14, more from $12 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 6 Dec 2022 2:43 am

The best Apple Watch deals this month

The Apple Watch is the best smartwatch on the market for many, offering a high-quality smartwatch experience, but its not cheapstarting at $249/259 for the Apple Watch SE (2022 model), which is more than the now discontinued Apple Watch Series 3 was being sold for until September 2022 ($199/179). However you dont have to pay full price for an Apple Watch. Right now resellers are offering some fantastic deals on the Apple Watch models that Apple has just stopped selling, plus you may also be able to find a deal that bundles an Apple Watch with another device . If its one of the new Apple Watches for 2022 you are after we recommend waiting a few months to see if resellers reduce the price particularly as Black Friday approaches. If you are trying to choose the best Apple Watch for you read: Best Apple Watch: Which Apple Watch to buy . Best Apple Watch deals U.S. Amazon, Apple Watch Ultra : $749 ($50 off) Amazon, Apple Watch Series 8, 41mm (GPS) : $379 ($20 off) Amazon, Apple Watch Series 8, 45mm (GPS) : $409($20 off) Amazon, Apple Watch Series 8, 41mm (Cellular) : $479 ($20 off) Amazon, Apple Watch Series 8, 45mm (Cellular) : $509 ($20 off) Amazon, Apple Watch SE (2nd gen, 40mm) : $229 ($20 off) Amazon, Apple Watch SE (2nd gen, 44mm) : $259 ($20 off) Walmart, Apple Watch SE (1st gen, 40mm) : $199 ($80 off) Walmart, Apple Watch SE (1st gen, 44mm) : $229 ($80 off) U.K. Amazon, Apple Watch Ultra : 819 (30 off) AO: Apple Watch Ultra: 823 (26 off) John Lewis, Apple Watch Ultra : 829 (20 off, plus two-year warranty) Amazon, Apple Watch Series 8: 399 (20 off) John Lewis, Apple Watch Series 8: 399 (20 off, plus two-year warranty) John Lewis, 2nd-gen (2022) Apple Watch SE: 249 (10 off, plus two-year warranty) Amazon, 2nd-gen (2022) Apple Watch SE: 249 (10 off) John Lewis, 2021 Apple Watch SE (44mm): 254 (15 off, plus two-year warranty) Amazon, Apple Watch Series 7: 299 (70 off) Currys, Apple Watch Series 7: 309 (60 off) Amazon, Apple Watch Series 7 (cellular): 389 (80 off) Best ongoing Apple Watch deals Use our automatic price tracker to compare prices for the most popular models across various retailers. Apple Watch Ultra This is Apples most expensive Watch, starting at $799/849. It comes with cellular. Retailer Price $449 View Deal $749.00 View Deal Adorama $799.00 View Deal $799.00 View Deal $799 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices Apple Watch Series 8 The Series 8 starts at $399/419 for the 41mm version and $429/449 for the 45mm version. If you want a cellular Apple Watch it costs an extra $100/100 Retailer Price $379.99 View Deal Adorama $399.00 View Deal $399.00 View Deal $399 View Deal $486.92 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices Apple Watch SE (2022) The Apple Watch SE starts at $249/259 for the 40mm version and $279/299 for the 44mm model.Its an extra $50/50 for cellular. Retailer Price $229.00 View Deal $249 View Deal $249.00 View Deal $299.99 View Deal Adorama Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices Older Apple Watches These Apple Watches were still being sold by Apple prior to September 2022. They have now been discontinued but you will possibly be able to buy a refurbished model from Apples Refurbished Store , or from one of the resellers below. Apple Watch Series 7 The Apple Watch 7 starts at $399/369 for the 41mm version without cellular, while the 45mm variant starts at $429/399. Retailer Price $239 View Deal Adorama $379.00 View Deal $449.00 View Deal Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Apple Watch SE The Apple Watch SE starts at $279/269 for the 40mm version without cellular, and $309/299 for the 44mm version. Retailer Price $159 View Deal Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Apple Watch Series 3 The Apple Watch 3 is the cheapest at $199/179 for the 38mm version and $229/199 for the 42mm version. Neither includes cellular. Retailer Price $239.00 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Where to buy an Apple Watch If youre simply looking to pick up an Apple Watch regardless of price, there are plenty of stores that sell not only the latest Apple Watch Series 7, but older variants of the Apple Watch that arent available from Apple anymoresome at significant savings, too. Apple Watch buyers in the U.S. can check out the following stores: Apple Amazon Best Buy Costco Target Walmart If youre based in the UK, you can pick up an Apple Watch from the following retailers: Apple Amazon Argos Carphone Warehouse Currys John Lewis KRCS Very Where to buy an Apple Watch with Cellular Youve also got the option of picking up an Apple Watch with a cellular contract, allowing it to function as a standalone device that doesnt need to be tethered to your phone to make calls and send texts.Amazon and other retailers sell the Apple Watch with Cellular and you can usually find discounts on most models, though not as deep as the GPS versions. Here are the sales were tracking this month: Apple Watch Series 7 (41mm, GPS+Cellular): $464 ($35 off) Apple Watch SE (40mm, GPS+Cellular): $296 ($33 off) All of the major U.S. carriers sell the Apple Watch and offer trade-in deals: T-Mobile Verizon AT&T Carriers in the UK that stock the Apple Watch include: EE O2 Vodafone See our roundup of the best Apple Watch bands , as well as our roundup of the best stands and charging docks . Also, note that Apple has left the power adapter out of the box for the Apple Watch Series 6 and later. Read: Which plug do I need for my Apple Watch? If this is your first time buying and using an Apple Watch, weve also got helpful tips on how to use the Apple Watch . Apple, Apple Watch

Macworld 6 Dec 2022 2:00 am

The best Apple TV deals this month

Amp up your home theater for less weve rounded up the best prices available today for the Apple TV. Apple just updated the Apple TV in October 2022 and upped the storage and dropped the price. This means that you can save more money than ever on a new Apple TV even at full price. Our price-comparison charts include prices for all the Apple TV models, so you may still find the older 2021 Apple TV on sale with a great discount. The tables below update in real time, and list the best prices from all major retailers. Apple TV deals right now Amazon in the U.S. already has a discount on both 2022 Apple TV 4K models, plus some great savings on the older Apple TV boxes: Amazon, 2021 Apple TV 4K (32GB) : $100 ($79 off) Amazon, 2021 Apple TV 4K (64GB) : $110 ($79 off) Amazon, 2022 Apple TV 4K (64GB) : $123.49 ($6.51 off) Amazon, 2022 Apple TV 4K (128GB) : $144.49 ($6.51 off) Best Prices on Apple TV 4K (2022), 64GB (Wi-Fi only) The 2022 32GB version of the Apple TV 4K is sold by Apple for $129 / 149 . Retailer Price $123.49 View Deal Adorama $129.00 View Deal $129 View Deal $129.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Best Prices on Apple TV 4K (2022), 128GB (Wi-Fi & Ethernet) The 2022 32GB version of the Apple TV 4K is sold by Apple for $149 / 169 . Retailer Price $144.99 View Deal Adorama $149.00 View Deal $149.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Older Apple TV deals If there are any available prices will appear below. Best Prices on Apple TV 4K (2021), 32GB The 2021 32GB version of the Apple TV 4K was sold by Apple for $179/169. Retailer Price $104.99 View Deal $179 View Deal Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Best Prices on Apple TV 4K (2021), 64GB The 2021 64GB Apple TV HD was sold by Apple for $199/189. Retailer Price Adorama $99.00 View Deal $114.99 View Deal Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Best Prices on Apple TV HD (2015), 32GB The 2015 32GB Apple TV HD was sold by Apple for $149/139 until October 2022 when it was finally discontinued. We dont recommend you buy one though. Retailer Price Adorama $99.00 View Deal $114.99 View Deal Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Do I need an Apple TV box? You dont need an Apple TV to watch Apple TV+ or stream your iPhone or iPad to your TV screen. For advice as to which TVs have Apple TV+ and AirPlay included see: AirPlay compatible TVs that have Apple TV build in: Guide To find out how to watch Apple TV+ read: Apple TV+ FAQ: Everything you need to know And to find an alternative way to watch Apple TV+ on your TV see: Best streaming stick & box Apple TV, HomePod

Macworld 6 Dec 2022 1:57 am

OnePlus 10T falls to new Amazon all-time low of $450, undercutting Black Friday at $200 off

Amazon is now offering the unlocked OnePlus 10T 5G 128GB Android Smartphone for $449.99 shipped. Normally fetching $650, this is a new all-time low at $200 off. Its $100 under the Black Friday mention and an extra $50 below the lowest weve seen prior. All while still delivering one of the first discounts yet on the new release. OnePlus 10T arrives as a morebudget-focused handsetcompared to the flagship 10 Pro counterpart and comes centered around the new Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip. Complete with a 6.7-inch 120Hz AMOLED display, theres also 128GB of storage and 16GB of RAM. Not to mention the 125W charging and a triple-lens camera array around back with a 50MP main sensor. We dove in to take a closer look in our hands-on review ,as well. more The post OnePlus 10T falls to new Amazon all-time low of $450, undercutting Black Friday at $200 off appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 6 Dec 2022 1:44 am