Feature By William Gallagher Saturday, April 27, 2019, 02:36 pm PT (05:36 pm ET) Apple is being praised for disrupting the credit card industry with its forthcoming Apple Card, but Amazon is already offering a lot of the same benefits —and you even get a metal credit card from them, too. AppleInsider breaks the two down.Apple Card is Apple's foray into personal finance, that has no fees and which pays you money every time you use it. You can use it online the instant you're approved, and the physical card you get sent is shiny metal. Maybe the fees and cash side are more important than the metal card, but they're all reasons to like Apple Card —which means you should also like Amazon's equivalents. We still have a while to wait before Apple Card is released, but you've long been able to get not just one but two different credit cards from Amazon that appear to do the same thing. In practice, there are subtle though significant differences, but Amazon's credit card is a … [Read more...] about Apple Card vs Amazon Prime Rewards Visa: which credit card offers the most cash back and best perks?
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Amazon renewed its quirky superhero series The Tick for a second season all the way back in January last year, and we finally know when you can expect the next batch of episodes on Prime Video. Along with the April 5th release date, Amazon released a trailer showing the some of the offbeat antics and wordplay to expect this time around. It also highlights some of The Tick's allies and enemies, including a seemingly friendly man with a rubber arm, John Hodgman as what appears to be a research guru and the return of the villainous Miss Lint. … [Read more...] about ‘The Tick’ returns to Amazon Prime Video on April 5th
Owners of an NVIDIA SHIELD TV (2015 and 2017) can now control their Android TV-powered device by using Alexa voice commands given to Amazon Echo devices. This has come about due to a new Alexa skill that’s been launched today which adds the support for SHIELD TV. As a result, owners of both SHIELD TV and an Echo device will now be able to use voice commands to navigate the SHIELD’s interface, as well start and stop playback of movies, music and shows. Coinciding with the launch of this Alexa skill, NVIDIA has confirmed SHIELD TV is also now gaining Dolby Atmos passthrough support for Prime Video - the video streaming service bundled in with a Prime membership. Resulting in an improved listening experience due to the inclusion of support for spatial audio when consuming videos specifically through Prime Video. As another added benefit, NVIDIA and Amazon have now started a promotion which will likely appeal to both existing owners of a SHIELD TV unit and potential buyers. … [Read more...] about You Can Now Control NVIDIA SHIELD TV With Amazon Alexa
EMBRACE the smart home revolution with this cracking deal on a Hive Active Heating system. For Prime Day 2018, Hive has become one of the best Amazon deals around, with the smart home heating gear dropping to below £150 – including professional installation. Hive Active Heating doesn't come cheap: typically, you'd expect to pay £249 for the set-up, although Amazon's usual price is closer to £224.80. But Prime Day deals have brought the price crashing down to a lowly £149.99. That's a 33% saving on Amazon's usual price, which works out at exactly £74.81 extra in your pocket. It's also the lowest price that Amazon ever sold this particular product for, so if you've been weighing up getting Hive, now's your chance. Hive Active Heating with Professional Installation at Amazon for £149.99 on Prime Day – buy now Hive Active Heating is a home-wide system that gives you smart control over your heating and hot water. You can control the temperature of … [Read more...] about Amazon Prime Day 2018 deals – get smart home Hive heating plus pro installation for £149 in MEGA Prime Day deal
Dennis Green, provided by Published 6:10 am PDT, Saturday, October 27, 2018 AP/Mary Altaffer There's new evidence buried in Amazon's latest earnings report that fewer people are signing up for Prime. Amazon raised the price of a Prime membership earlier this year, to $12.99 a month or $119 a year. The way Amazon accounts for revenue from Prime subscription fees in its earnings has changed this year, which provides a look at how Prime membership has slowed down, according to analysts at Normura. Decelerating Prime growth is something to watch, as the membership is highly valuable to the company's revenue from retail sales. The gap between purchases made by Prime customers and non-Prime customers may be getting wider, according to a recent report by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners. Amazon CFO Brian Olsavsky said during an earnings call with analysts that the company was happy with Prime's progression. Amazon's Prime machine might be … [Read more...] about There’s new evidence that fewer people are signing up for Amazon Prime as the membership has gotten more expensive (AMZN)