At Apple's Spring Loaded event, the company finally reveals AirTags. The new device helps you find things like your keys using a tag and iPhone. The cost is $29 and available April 30.
At Apple's Spring Loaded event, the company finally reveals AirTags. The new device helps you find things like your keys using a tag and iPhone. The cost is $29 and available April 30.
BGR Deals has a large audience and our readers always tend to gravitate to certain products on Amazon. Needless to say, all that attention from our savvy audience often makes it difficult to keep these popular products in stock. Considering how many people out there follow BGR Deals to see all the best bargains online, it's not exactly a mystery why these fan favorites go out of stock all the time at Amazon. Also important is the fact that online shopping continues to soar due to the pandemic. As a result, things generally go out of stock these days even more often than they used to. When popular items finally appear back in stock, we always do our best to let readers know so they can take advantage of restocked deals. Today, we're going to highlight five particularly popular best-sellers that are all back in stock right now, like Amazon's #1 best-selling portable Bluetooth speaker that's on sale for $23.99 instead of $36, the awesome Potensic Elfin Mini 2K camera drone that folds up to the size of a smartphone, and insanely popular Gosund Mini Wi-Fi smart plugs that normally sell for $28 per 4-pack but are down to just $3.57 each right now when you check out with the coupon code 77KBX5Q2. That's a new all-time low price on awesome smart plugs with a whopping 51,000+ 5-star ratings on Amazon! We spent a ton of time sifting through all the best-selling products among our readers in order to find the most popular items that keep selling out. Then, we dug around on Amazon to find the hottest products that are currently back in stock. Examples include super-popular Apple's awesome AirPods Pro back in stock at Amazon's lowest price of 2021 so far, and the incredible Acer Chromebook Spin 311 convertible laptop with an eye-popping $236 discount. The potential bad news is that just because these popular items are back in stock now, that doesn't mean they'll stay in stock for very long. That's especially true now that we've let the cat out of the bag. Any or all of these hot products could sell out again at any time, so you should definitely hurry if you want to get them before they're gone. Gosund Mini Wi-Fi smart plugs Best-selling mini Wi-Fi smart plugs with more than 51,000 5-star ratings on Amazon Control any "dumb" device using your iPhone, iPad, Android, or even your voice thanks to compatibility with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant Automate your home with easy-to-use schedules and timers Control your devices from anywhere thanks to Wi-Fi support Apple AirPods AirPods Pro and AirPods Max include class-leading active noise cancellation and transparency mode AirPods 2 with Wireless Charging Case and AirPods Pro both include a special case that can be charged with a Lightning cable or any wireless charger Sweat-resistant and water-resistant so you don't need to worry about strenuous workouts or even rain Hands-free "Hey Siri" support gives you instant access to Apple's voice assistant Cambridge Soundworks OontZ Angle 3 Bluetooth Portable Speaker Unlike comparable speakers that only connect to your phone, tablet, computer, or smart device from up to 33 feet away, the Oontz Angle 3 has a Bluetooth range of up to 100 feet IPX5 water resistance means you don't have to worry about splashes near the pool, rain, or steam from your shower Designed and engineered by Cambridge Soundworks to deliver crystal clear sound, and the passive bass radiator enhances bass performance Long battery life of up to 14 hours of playtime per charge Built-in microphone for hands-free calling Weight: 10oz, length: 5", height 2.8" Acer Chromebook Spin 311 Convertible Laptop Acer's Chromebook Spin 311 features a terrific convertible design that transforms it from a laptop to a touchscreen tablet with one fluid motion All the benefits of Chrome OS, including lightning-fast speed, the ability to boot up in seconds, built-in antivirus features, automatic updates, and long battery life Offers access to more than 2 million Android apps that can be downloaded directly from the Google Play app store 32GB of built-in flash storage plus an additional 100GB of Google Drive cloud-based storage Potensic Elfin Mini 2K Camera Drone Potensic's popular Elfin Mini quadcopter packs tons of great features and a 2K camera into a remarkably compact design When not in use, this drone folds up to about the same footprint as a smartphone or phablet Stream live video back to your smartphone as you pilot this great drone through the skies Comes with two batteries for a total of 20 minutes of continuous flight time
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
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In stark contrast to many other tech companies, Apple has never had an overriding obsession with being the first company to bring a product or technology to market. On the contrary, a consistent tenet of Apple's product strategy has been to focus on being the best as opposed to the first. For this very reason, Apple wasn't exactly in a rush to roll out new iPhone models with support for 5G connectivity. While the hoopla and hype surrounding 5G being able to "change the world" was immense over the past few years, Apple took the position that introducing 5G devices without a sufficient amount of 5G coverage from carriers served no purpose. And so, Apple took its sweet time and didn't include support for 5G connectivity until it released its iPhone 12 lineup last September. The improved data speeds enabled by 5G are certainly welcome but there are some downsides to 5G worth mentioning as well. Aside from the fact that cellular range with 5G is subpar relative to 4G, iPhones with 5G chipsets churn through battery life at a much faster clip. Suffice it to say, if your daily usage habits don't exactly require blazing-fast connectivity, you might be better off switching 5G off completely to prioritize battery life. Hardly a controversial perspective, even Apple itself concedes this point which is why the company last year introduced a new "Smart Data Mode" which dynamically switches between 4G and 5G depending on which apps are currently running. So if you're just perusing some posts on Facebook, you'll likely be content with 4G. But if you're all of a sudden interested in watching some high-quality Netflix content, your iPhone will automatically switch to 5G. It's a clever solution, to be sure, but if battery life is hugely important to you, you may want to switch off 5G altogether and only turn it on in situations where you really need it. If you're keen on turning off 5G on your iPhone 12, all you have to do is open up the Settings app, select "Cellular" and then select "Voice & Data." Here, you should see three options: 5G On, 5G Auto, and LTE. 5G On uses 5G at all times, even in instances where battery life is impacted. 5G Auto, meanwhile, only uses 5G when it will not have a serious impact on battery life. And LTE, of course, turns 5G off completely. While 5G Auto is likely preferable for most people, you'll definitely want to select the LTE option if you're in a situation where you need to maximize battery life at all costs. Another setting to be aware of is Data Mode. By going to Settings > Cellular > Data Mode, you can toggle "Allow More Data on 5G" on and off. This setting, when on, "provides higher-quality video and FaceTime when connected to 5G cellular networks." Opting for the "Standard" option, meanwhile, reduces cellular data usage by "pausing automatic updates and background tasks." With the settings above, you can set your 5G usage to work just as you need it to strike a fine balance between data speeds and battery life.
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.
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At this point, if you've visited our website at all in the last few months, we shouldn't have to convince you to download the latest updates for all of your apps and devices when they drop. Zero-day vulnerabilities are discovered nearly on a daily basis, and one of the best ways to ensure that your private data stays private is to get the updates right away. To that point, we hope that every Chrome user has already updated their browser to version 90, but if you're holding out for some reason (or just forgot), Google shared yet another reason to update this week. Alex Gough, an engineer on the Chrome platform security team, revealed in a blog post on Tuesday that Chrome 90 for Windows devices adopts Hardware-enforced Stack Protection, which Microsoft announced back in March. This mitigation technology makes it more difficult for hackers to exploit security bugs, and is supported by any computers with the Windows 20H1 December update or later installed, running on processors with Control-flow Enforcement Technology (CET), which includes Intel Core 11th Gen and AMD Zen 3 CPUs. "With this mitigation, the processor maintains a new, protected, stack of valid return addresses (a shadow stack)," Gough explains. "This improves security by making exploits more difficult to write. However, it may affect stability if software that loads itself into Chrome is not compatible with the mitigation." If you want to know all the nitty-gritty details about this new technology, be sure to read the full blog post, but in effect, Hardware- enforced Stack Protection is a response to a new attack method called Return Oriented Programming (ROP), which attackers invented after Microsoft introduced Data Execution Prevention. Here's how stack protection combats ROP, according to Gough: Along with the existing stack, the cpu maintains a shadow stack. This stack cannot be directly manipulated by normal program code and only stores return addresses. The CALL instruction is modified to push a return address (the instruction after the CALL) to both the normal stack, and the shadow stack. The RET (return) instruction still takes its return address from the normal stack, but now verifies that it is the same as the one stored in the shadow stack region. If it is, then the program is left alone and it continues to work as it always did. If the addresses do not match then an exception is raised which is intercepted by the operating system (not by Chrome). The operating system has an opportunity to modify the shadow region and allow the program to continue, but in most cases an address mismatch is the result of a program error so the program is immediately terminated. There are limitations to this technology, but all you need to know is that it will keep you safer from malicious attacks. If you aren't sure whether or not you've updated to the latest version of Chrome on your Windows 10 computer, you can find out by going to Settings > About Chrome and checking if you're up to date.
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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
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Apple’s top app store executive on Thursday faced an avalanche of documents unleashed Thursday by an Epic Games lawyer aiming to prove allegations that the iPhone maker has been gouging app makers as part of a scheme hatched by Apple's late co-founder Steve Jobs. The confrontation in an Oakland, California, courtroom came during the fourth day of an antitrust trial targeting the empire that Apple has built around its iPhone and the digital storefront that serves as the exclusive outlet for people to install apps on the ubiquitous device. Epic, the maker of the popular Fortnite video game, contends Apple's insistence that apps to pay a 15% to 30% commission on transactions has turned into illegal monopoly that that should be blown up so other options can be offered on the iPhone, iPad and iPod.
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