During Apple's 2021 April event, Apple expanded its Apple Card with new features for spouses, partners and kids.
During Apple's 2021 April event, Apple expanded its Apple Card with new features for spouses, partners and kids.
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When Apple typically issues mid-cycle iOS updates, I don't always update my iPhone immediately. Especially if the new update doesn't address any serious security issues or have any compelling new features, I've never been in a rush to update my phone if things are already running smoothly. The recent release of iOS 14.5.1, however, is an exception and an update you'll probably want to download as soon as possible. Apple first released iOS 14.5 just about a week ago with a host of new features, including the company's new App Tracking Transparency framework, new Siri voices, a multitude of new emojis, support for AirTags, and more. Just a few days later, Apple rolled out an iOS 14.5.1 update that it said addressed a bug associated with its App Tracking Transparency feature. An Apple support document, however, reveals that the new iOS update also addresses two serious security issues. While it's not uncommon for iOS updates to tackle security issues or bugs, this update is different insofar that the security issues at play may have already been exploited in the wild. In other words, these aren't theoretical security issues, but rather security issues with potentially real-world consequences. Addressing the two security issues, Apple notes that it's aware that both of them "may have been actively exploited." Both security issues involve WebKit and involve all iPhone models going all the way back to the iPhone 6s. A number of iPad models are impacted as well: Apple details the security content of its iOS 14.5.1 and iPadOS 14.5.1 updates as follows: WebKit Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation) Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited. Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved state management. CVE-2021-30665: yangkang (@dnpushme)&zerokeeper&bianliang of 360 ATA WebKit Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation) Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited. Description: An integer overflow was addressed with improved input validation. CVE-2021-30663: an anonymous researcher Apple hasn't provided more detailed information about how the issues above may have been exploited, but you'll still want to update to iOS 14.5.1 as soon as you can. Security issues aside, there are several other reasons to update to 14.5.1 if you're still running iOS 14.4 or an even older iteration of iOS. To this point, some other iOS 14.5 features worth mentioning include: Unlock iPhone with Apple Watch Ability to unlock your iPhone X and later with Apple Watch Series 3 and later when you attempt to use Face ID while wearing a face mask AirTag and Find My Support for AirTag to keep track of and find your important items like your keys, wallet, backpack and more, privately and securely in the Find My app Precision Finding uses visual, audible, and haptic feedback to guide you directly to your nearby AirTag using Ultra Wideband provided by the U1 chip on iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 models AirTag can be located by playing a sound via the built-in speaker The Find My network with hundreds of millions of devices can help you find your AirTag, even when it isn’t nearby Lost Mode notifies you when your AirTag is found, and you can enter a phone number where you can be contacted Siri Siri now includes more diverse voice options Incoming calls can be announced with Siri, including who is calling, when you’re wearing your AirPods or compatible Beats headphones, and you can answer hands-free Group FaceTime calls are supported by asking Siri to FaceTime a list of contacts or a group name from Messages Emergency contacts can be called by asking Siri Privacy Podcasts Podcasts Show Pages are redesigned to make it easier to start listening Option to save and download episodes, automatically adding them to your Library for quick access Download behavior and notification settings can be customized on a show-by-show basis Top Charts and popular categories in Search help you discover new shows 5G Improvements Dual SIM support enables 5G connectivity on the line that’s using cellular data on iPhone 12 models Smart Data Mode improvements further optimize your experience on 5G networks for better battery life and data usage on iPhone 12 models 5G international roaming enabled on supported carriers on iPhone 12 models News
Are you sick and tired of having to deal with all those different chargers for all your various Apple gadgets? We know we used to be until we nipped the issue in the bud with one simple purchase. We found something on Amazon that has been a game-changer for us, and we think you're going to love it just as much as we do. It's called the Hosaud 3 in 1 Fast Qi Wireless Charging Station and it's on sale right now for less than $20 thanks to a freshly lowered retail price at Amazon. This little gadget is an awesome accessory that features a great design. It can wirelessly charge your iPhone, AirPods, and Apple Watch all at the same time, eliminating the need to plug in multiple chargers to refuel all your gadgets. Amazon shoppers are raving about it and once you check it out, we bet you'll be raving about it too! Apple's most recent iPhone models can be charged using a Lightning cable or with a wireless charger. If you have an Apple Watch, it has a special proprietary wireless charging disc of its own so there's nothing else in your gadget bag that uses the same cable. On top of that, you've probably got AirPods that can also use a Lightning cable, or you can use a wireless charger if you have AirPods Pro or AirPods 2 with Wireless Charging Case. (By the way, if you don't have AirPods there's a sale right now on Amazon that slashes AirPods Pro to the lowest price of the year so far!) That's already way too many chargers to deal with, and it doesn't even include your iPad and all the other gadgets you have around the house. Wouldn't it be nice if there was one wireless charging station that could handle all of your main devices? The popular Hosaud 3 in 1 Fast Qi Wireless Charging Station could be just what the doctor ordered. Apple fans love it and you can see why if you check out some of the many 5-star reviews on Amazon. Not only does this Hosaud charging station have great ratings on Amazon, but it also has a terrific design. You'll find a nice big area to wirelessly charge your iPhone plus a smaller spot next to that so you can charge your AirPods. Finally, there's a stand that lets you pop in your Apple Watch's wireless charging disc so you can kill all three birds with one stone. This gadget is a must-have for every Apple fan out there, and it costs less than $20 right now.
Dell has been releasing a firmware update driver since 2009 that contains "five high severity flaws."
Bugatti has solved a problem many of us didn't know existed: How to play pool on a yacht when the sailing isn't as smooth as you'd like it to be. It developed a luxurious pool table made with carbon fiber that can be optionally upgraded with gyroscopic self-leveling technology to prevent the balls from rolling, even on the high seas. Part of the company's Lifestyle Collection, the limited-edition pool table was created through a partnership with carbon fiber expert IXO.
Apple's new AirTag item trackers are pretty small, but not quite small enough to slip into most wallets without adding an obvious bit of bulk. Fortunately, as one talented AirTag owner has found, that's nothing you can't fix with a heat gun, a bit of soldering and an understanding that you could totally fry your shiny new AirTag in the blink of an eye. When Andrew Ngai realized that much of AirTag's thickness came from its PCB and its battery being stacked atop each other, he set out to instead arrange them side-by-side.
There are so many incredible daily deals to be found today, but we're kicking off today's roundup with one particular deal that you would have to be nuts to pass up... as long as you're eligible for it. You can find a hidden sale on Amazon right now that gets you a free $15 Amazon credit when you buy a $50 Amazon gift card and enter the coupon code GIFTCARD2021 at checkout. Of course, you don't have to send the gift card to someone else — just get it for yourself since you're obviously going to spend $50 at Amazon anyway. This way, you end up getting $15 for free! The only catch is that this deal is available only to people who have never bought Amazon gift cards on the Amazon website (in-store purchases are fine), but it's easy to figure out whether or not you're eligible. Just add a $50 Amazon gift card to your cart, enter the coupon code at checkout, and you should see the following message near the top of the page: "Congratulations, your purchase qualifies you for an Amazon.com credit. A one-time $15 promotional credit will be automatically applied to your account and emailed to you within three (3) days after shipping." It's free money! Other top daily deals in Thursday's big roundup include best-selling Gosund Wi-Fi smart plugs with 51,000+ 5-star ratings for only $3.57 each (new all-time low price!) with coupon code 77KBX5Q2, an awesome nightlight that projects Baby Yoda made of lasers for just $18.16, 32% off the Tuff & Co iPhone cases that everyone loves so much, Amazon's #1 best-selling portable waterproof speaker for only $23.99, Apple's insanely popular AirPods Pro at Amazon's lowest price of 2021, a wonderfully comfortable $85 weighted blanket for just $33.99 with coupon code BYZLT60OFF, two incredible Instant Pot cookbooks you'll wonder how you ever lived without starting at just $2.99 (remember, Kindle books work on any smartphone, tablet, or computer), $20 off the Proscenic Smart Air Fryer people can't stop raving about, a $290 4K camera drone for $229.99 with coupon code DRONED88, the super-popular Roomba 675 robot vacuum for $199, the $600 Roomba i3+ that empties itself for an all-time low price of $399, Amazon's beloved Fire TV Stick 4K for $37.99 and several other awesome Amazon device deals, a huge one-day sale on LUXFURNI Jewelry and Mirror Armoires, another big one-day sale on Leather Accessories by Clifton Heritage, the first-ever discount on the hot new Amazon Halo fitness- and sleep-tracking band, and plenty more. See all of today's hottest daily deals down below!
After helping make mirrorless dominant in the interchangeable lens camera world, Sony has quietly stopped selling its A-mount DSLR cameras.
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Yes, folks, you heard that right. Chinese multinational technology company Huawei adds an EV to its product lineup. In the recently held Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition, the tech company announced that it is now selling the Seres SF5 EV (electric vehicle) in Huawei flagship stores across China. The SF5 is manufactured by Chinese carmaker Seres and will be powered by the technologies developed by Huawei. "This exciting announcement sets a precedent for both the consumer electronics industry and the new energy vehicle industry. In the future, we will not only provide leading smart car solutions to help partners build better intelligent vehicles but also help them sell those vehicles through our retail network across China," said Huawei Consumer Business Group Executive Director and CEO Richard Yu. According to Huawei, the SF5 will be outfitted with the Huawei “DriveOne Three-in-One Electric Drive,” a new electric drive range extension system developed in partnership with Seres. In pure electric mode, the SF5 is said to offer a range of 180km. With the range extension system activated, this number grows to over 1,000km. Furthermore, the SF5’s high-performance capabilities allow the EV SUV to speed from zero to 100kph in under five seconds. The SF5 will also be outfitted with Huawei’s HiCar Smart Connection, a technology that connects vehicles with smartphones. Huawei said that this should allow users to seamlessly switch between their mobile phone applications to the vehicle’s central control panel — a convenient feature, but only for Huawei customers. Huawei touts its ecosystem by incorporating it into the SF5 and claims that through the Huawei HiCar, users can connect the EV with other devices. Pretty much like the Amazon-powered Lamborghini Huracán EVO, the Huawei HiCar-equipped SF5 is said to allow users to control connected devices at home, like their home A/C. Seres SF5’s audio system will also feature a vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) rescue recharge mode and a vehicle-to-load (V2L) camping power supply mode. The former can supply power to isolated and stranded EVs while the latter can power camping equipment. It reminds us of the Power Station generator featured in the new Hummer EV SUV. In addition, the Huawei-powered SF5 will be outfitted with a lightweight aluminum chassis and a body made of robust and reliable thermoformed steel. It will also have L2+ level automatic assisted driving, traffic congestion assistance, full speed domain adaptive cruise control, and other safety features. The Seres SF5 will be available in China in 4WD and 2WD variants. It can be had in four colorways — Deep Ocean Blue, Charcoal Black, Pearl White, and Titanium Silver Gray, along with Midnight Black, Garnet Red, and Ivory White interior trim. Photos from Huawei Also read: Honda SUV e:prototype presented at Auto Shanghai 2021 Nissan to present new X-Trail, EV tech at Auto Shanghai 2021 Mitsubishi teases Airtrek electric SUV in Auto Shanghai 2021
If you want the fastest and most responsive experience possible on a laptop computer, you don't need to spend a fortune on a custom gaming machine with a gazillion GB of RAM. Nope, all you need is a new Apple notebook powered by Apple's incredible M-series chip — and prices actually start much lower than you might think! The new M1 MacBook Air is Apple's most affordable laptop you can get with the new M1 chipset. You know, the SoC that's making tons of waves in the industry right now. This entry-level Apple laptop is still powerful enough to computer crush rival Windows laptops that cost twice as much — especially while Amazon is discounting the MacBook Air by up to $70. This laptop is lightning-fast indeed, but there's another M1-powered Apple notebook that's even more powerful. As incredible as the new Air is, it's not the fastest Apple laptop in town. If you want the best of the best, you're likely eying a brand new Apple M1 MacBook Pro instead of the Air. If that's the case, we have some fantastic news: Now is the time to pull the trigger because Amazon is offering all-time low prices on both the 256GB model and the 512GB version, with discounts up to a whopping $200! If you're in search of the fastest and most powerful Apple computers ever made, you now have three models to choose from: the new Mac mini, the new MacBook Air, and the new 13-inch MacBook Pro. Soon, there will be a fourth when the new M1 iMac is released. And despite how insanely powerful these computers are and despite the fact that they're still pretty much brand new, Amazon has been offering various discounts on all three models ever since late last year. Apple's new Mac mini is the only M1-powered desktop, and you'll be shocked at how affordable it is considering the fact that it crushes Windows PCs that cost twice as much. The same can be said of the MacBook Air, which is also on sale with discounts up to $70. But it should go without saying that the most exciting new M1-powered computer is the M1 MacBook Pro — and Amazon just slashed this incredible laptop to its lowest price ever. The M1 MacBook Pro was between $50 and $60 off ahead of the holidays last year. Procrastination doesn't often off, but this time around you'll be very glad that you missed those deals. Head over to Amazon today and you'll find that the 13-inch MacBook Pro with 256GB of SSD storage is $150 off. And if you want to bump your storage space up to 512GB you'll still save a whopping $199.01 thanks to a $150 discount and an extra $49.01 that's chopped off at checkout! Both of those deals are new all-time low prices for Apple's new M1 MacBook Pro models, but we have no idea how much longer Amazon's awesome sale will last. In other words... it's now or never! M1 MacBook Pro Apple's M1 chip is a revolution in the personal computing space, offering unrivaled CPU and GPU performance Instant wake means no more waiting for your laptop to load The 8-core CPU delivers up to 2.8x faster performance, while the 8-core GPU brings up to 5x faster graphics The M1 is also Apple's most efficient chipset ever, enabling up to 20 hours of battery life on a single charge The dedicated 16-core Neural Engine enables advanced machine learning capabilities that have never been seen before on comparable notebook computers M1 MacBook Air Powered by Apple's M1 chip, the first M series chip designed entirely by Apple to optimize performance and efficiency Apple's 8-core CPU delivers up to 2.8x faster performance and the 8-core GPU powers up to 5x faster graphics Up to 18 hours of battery life on a single charge — leave your bulky power supply at home Instant wake enabled by the M1 means your MacBook is ready to go as soon as you open it
Given the fact that so many people were stuck at home in coronavirus lockdowns late last year, it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that Sony and Microsoft's next-generation video game consoles have been flying off the shelves ever since they were first released. Amazingly, the Nintendo Switch might be outselling the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X despite how old it is. Previous-generation gaming consoles like the PS4 and Xbox One are also still selling quickly. Long story short, everyone seems to be looking for ways to escape the pandemic, if only for a couple of hours at a time. Whether you just bought yourself a brand new video game console or you've been rocking the same hardware for years, there's one accessory in particular that you should think about checking out. No, we're not talking about basic things like controllers or external hard drives. We're talking about a simple little $50 gadget on Amazon that can make any video game console feel so much faster. If you ask us, online multiplayer gaming and game-streaming are by far the best things about modern consoles. That's especially true these days, since gathering indoors with friends to play games isn't always advisable. Of course, nothing ruins a gaming session faster than when things slow down due to a bad Wi-Fi connection. No one wants to wait for you to reconnect if your connection drops out, and no one wants to watch your stream if your resolution keeps nosediving. You can try a new wireless router or even a fancy mesh system like the eero 6 mesh Wi-Fi system that comes with a free Fire TV Stick 4K if you order one this week. But if you want to really fix the problem, the key is to completely eliminate Wi-Fi. No wireless connection will ever be as stable as a wired internet connection. The problem, of course, is that running Cat-6 cable and installing Ethernet ports in your home is a complicated and expensive endeavor. What you probably don't realize is that the wiring is already there, you're just not utilizing it. With a solution like the TP-Link AV1000 Powerline Starter Kit, you can instantly turn your regular old power outlets into lightning-fast gigabit Ethernet ports! All you need to do is plug one box into a power outlet near your router and another one into a power outlet near your video game console. Press a single button on each box to connect them, and then plug them in using regular Ethernet cables. Presto! You now have a blazing-fast wired internet connection anywhere in your home. It's so easy to set up and the results are instantaneous. You'd have to be crazy not to at least give it a shot if you're serious about gaming. And as an added bonus, you'll notice that all the movies, TV shows, and videos you stream using apps on your console will benefit as well. It really is a win/win.
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The massively popular device has over 290,000 five-star ratings and it's now $40 off.
Smart plugs aren't just an awesome and essential piece of smart home tech... they're also by far the easiest way to add smart features to your home. They couldn't be any easier to set up, and they let you control so many different "dumb" devices with your iPhone, Android, or even your voice thanks to support for voice assistants like Alexa and Google Assistant. Of note, it just so happens that our readers' #1 favorite smart plugs happen to be on sale right now at the lowest price of all time! Head over to Amazon and you'll find TP-Link Kasa Wi-Fi smart plugs for just $6.25 each when you buy a 4-pack. These Kasa smart plugs retail for $15 each normally, so this is a fantastic value! That is indeed a deal you definitely don't want to miss, but there's one scenario that these smart plugs actually aren't that great for. What happens if you want to control three or four different devices that are all in the same area of a room? That's where something like the Teckin SS30 Smart Power Strip comes in, and it's on sale right now at Amazon for just $23.99. Teckin's SS30 Smart Power Strip has not one, not two, but four different smart outlets that are all built into one sleek and compact power strip. Each outlet can be independently controlled by the free Gosund smartphone app on your iPhone or Android, and also with your voice with either Alexa or Google Assistant. The setup is quick and easy, and Teckin makes high-quality products. That's why more than 1,800 Amazon shoppers have already given this awesome surge protector a 5-star rating. Another cool feature is the fact that the Teckin SS30 has four USB power ports in addition to the four standard electrical outlets. That means you can charge another four smartphones, tablets, eBook readers, and plenty more without having to unplug anything. The USB power ports can't be controlled with a smartphone or your voice like the regular power outlets, but there isn't much use for smart USB power ports anyway. Why would you want to stop charging your cell phone with a voice command? The Teckin SS30 Smart Power Strip is a fantastic value at $30, but there's a double discount available right now. Thanks to a price drop and an extra coupon you can clip, you'll only pay $23.99 if you snag one right now! Here's a quick rundown of all the key points: Simple setup with the free Smart Life app available in the iOS App Store or Google Play on Android Once configured and connected to your home Wi-Fi network, you can control your devices from anywhere in the world Surge protector includes four three-prong power outlets that can each be controlled individually — this way, you can turn one device on and off without affecting anything else that's plugged into the power strip Also includes four USB-A ports to charge your smartphone and accessories Supports voice control using either Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, no hub required Schedule capability lets you configure time-based schedules for each or all of the individual power outlets UL-approved surge protection automatically cuts the power to your devices when a surge is detected
When Apple announced the AirTag tracker at its Spring Loaded event on April 20th, the biggest concern from several groups was the ease with which the device could be used to stalk someone. Apple certainly isn't the first company to sell a small, powerful tracking device, but it's clearly the most prominent, and people who might never have heard of Tile or Chipolo are going to start seeing advertisements for the AirTag all over the place. Apple has made a point of discussing the measures it has taken to ensure that AirTags won't be used as a tool for abusive people to keep track of their partners. For example, if an AirTag that you do not own is on your person when you arrive at a frequently visited location, you'll get an alert on your phone. AirTags also emit an alarm when they are away from their owner for three days, though Apple says it could shorten this time limit if necessary. These may sound like adequate steps for Apple to take on paper, but The Washington Post's Geoffrey Fowler wanted to see how easy it would be to track someone using an AirTag in reality. As he discovered over a week of testing the device, "Apple’s efforts to stop the misuse of its trackers just aren’t sufficient." As Fowler explains, he tested the privacy and security measures of the AirTag by having his colleague Jonathan Baran pair his phone with one of Apple's new trackers and then pop it into Fowler's backpack. Fowler then spent the next week traveling around the San Francisco Bay Area while Baran tracked him (with Fowler's permission) using the Find My app on his iPhone. Baran was able to "find [Fowler's] whereabouts with remarkable precision" using the app, and as Fowler was riding his bike, the app updated his location every few minutes. As for the three-day alert, Fowler said that it was effective in his case and that he heard the alarm multiple times after he was out of range of his colleague. The problem is that the alert resets when an AirTag is within range of the iPhone it has been paired with, which means that someone living with an abusive partner might never receive the alert if they return home before the countdown ends. Plus, there is a setting in the Find My app that allows users to disable "Item Safety Alerts" altogether, and you don't have to enter a PIN or a password to change this setting. If an abuser has access to a victim's phone, they can turn this feature off with the victim being none the wiser. Couple all of Fowler's findings with the fact that it is possible to remove the speaker from an AirTag (h/t 9to5Mac), and it's easy to see why people are concerned about the new accessory. There are a few simple steps that Apple can take to make the AirTag more "stalker-proof," but the current measures just aren't enough.