Tag: Amazon

AWS alone, generated two thirds of Amazon’s profit for Q4 2019

We mentioned earlier today that Amazon had hit 150 million Prime members worldwide during the fourth quarter of 2019 and also, the lesser known side to Amazon, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has generated a lot of profit for the company in the last financial quarter. AWS is Amazon’s cloud platform which businesses and customers can host websites, services, storage and much, much more. AWS generated two thirds of the profit […]

Amazon now has 150 million Prime members

In the past week, Apple released its earnings and had an amazing Q4 quarter, as did Tesla and now Amazon has some subscriber news regarding Prime, its subscription service which offers Prime Video, free one day delivery and much much more. Amazon Prime now has 150 million members, worldwide. Assuming all 150 million people pay the $119 yearly fee, that’s $30 billion a year, just from Prime. Back in 2018 Amazon […]

Amazon says Honey browser add on is a ‘security risk’

On the internet, nothing is free. Whether you actually have to hand over money for a service, or if you become the product. And one of the supposed next risks is Honey, the ‘free’ browser add-on for every browser out there and which has been appearing on YouTube adverts for the past year. According to Wired, shortly before Christmas last year Amazon started showing pop-up warnings to say that the […]

Samuel L. Jackson’s voice is now available on Amazon Alexa

Back in September at the Amazon product event, the company announced that later down the line that Samuel L. Jackson’s voice would be an option to replace the Alexa voice on Amazon’s Echo products. Today, Amazon has released Jackson’s voice as a optional skill which costs $0.99. You can ask Jackson for the weather, ask him to play music, podcasts and more. To enable his voice, simply ask “Alexa, introduce […]

Apple TV app now available on Amazon Fire TV

As Apple is getting very close to releasing its ‘Apple TV+’ service on November 1st is is starting to make the Apple TV app avauble on other platforms. Earlier this year in January, the iTunes support was added to Samsung TVs as well as AirPlay 2 and while at the time it was an odd decision, a few months later on Apple unveiled Apple TV+ and everything made sense. Now, […]

The Grand Tour this week is a two part special in Colombia

This week, is a special two part double episode of the The Grand Tour, Clarkson, Hammond and May are in Columbia this week seeing if they can capture some photos of wild animals for use on Amazon devices. For the challenge, each had to choose their own car so Clarkson is in a Jeep Wrangler, Hammond on a in Chevrolet Silverado and may opted for a first generation Fiat panda […]

Amazon Fire TV now has over 30 million active users

This week, at CES 2019 Amazon has revealed that the Amazon Fire TV platform now has over 30 million active users worldwide, which now puts Amazon in the lead when it comes to streaming devices. The total figure is likely to include all the models in the Fire TV family, i.e Fire TV Stick, Fire TV and the Fire TV Cube. As of writing, it is unclear if it does includes […]

Apple Music is coming to Amazon Echo later this month

Apple Music, since it’s launch hasn’t really been available on third party devices, apart from Android. It has long been an ‘Apple only’ service, which makes sense as Apple doesn’t typically make money off services, it is the hardware which brings in the money but this week Amazon and Apple both announced that Apple Music will be coming to the range of Echo devices later this month. The announcement took […]

Deal: Amazon Echo Plus 1st Gen with Philips Hue White E27 for £99 on amazon.co.uk

Amazon has this first edition Echo, along with an included Phillips Hue White E27 smart bulb which can be controlled with the Amazon Echo or HomeKit. Echo Plus connects to Alexa-a cloud-based voice service-to play music, make calls, set timers and alarms, ask questions, check traffic and weather, and more-just ask. Amazon Amazon UK has this listed at £99.99, down from the usual £139.99 Check back daily for more deals, […]