Devices

Apple issues fix for HomeKit vulnerability impacting smart locks and other devices
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 Apple says it has issued a fix for an iOS security flaw that left key connected home hardware open to unauthorized third-party access. The bug, which was initially spotted by 9to5Mac, reportedly made it possible for an [...]
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Amazon sold ‘millions’ of Alexa devices over the holiday shopping weekend
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 On the heels of news that Amazon may have accounted for half of Black Friday online sales, the retailer today announced that the Black Friday holiday shopping weekend – which it defines as Thanksgiving through Cyb [...]
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YouTube’s battery drain problem on iOS devices is now fixed
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 Google confirms it has now addressed an issue that caused the YouTube app to drain the battery excessively when running on iOS devices, even when the app was idle in the background. In some cases, users reported the dev [...]
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Android devices seen covertly sending location data to Google
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 An investigation by Quartz has revealed that Android devices send cell tower location data to Google even if the user has disabled location services for apps in their device settings.  <a href="https://techcru [...]
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Most iOS devices now run iOS 11
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 Apple has updated its App Store support page with new metrics. As of November 6, 2017, iOS 11 is now installed on 52 percent of iPhones and iPads currently in use. 38 percent of devices still run iOS 10, and only 10 per [...]
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Amazon devices now sold at over 100 Whole Foods; holiday Pop-Up shops open next week
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 Amazon is putting its $13.7 billion Whole Foods acquisition to work in time for holiday shopping. The companies announced today that over 100 Whole Foods locations are now carrying Amazon devices, including the new Amaz [...]
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Amazon launches its Echo devices and Alexa in Japan
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 Amazon has continued its hardware push into Asia after it launched the Echo, Echo Plus, and Echo Dot in Japan today. Alongside the hardware, it is also making its Alexa voice assistant available in the country. That mea [...]
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Microsoft finally kills off the Kinect, but the tech will live on in other devices
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 Microsoft’s Kinect had a rapid ascent and slow, sputtering demise — it was an inelegant end, as the company couldn’t find a permanent spot for the once revolutionary accessory. Now Microsoft is finally [...]
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Amazon Alexa devices can finally tell voices apart
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 One of the Amazon Echo’s biggest blindspots has just been addressed. Starting today, the company will finally start rolling out customized voice detection. That means users in multi-person homes will be able to ge [...]
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