Prime Day ‘Halo Effect’; Cheaper ’22 Top iPhone; Uber Eats Cheaper Warning; Chrome iOS Secret Tabs

Amazon said that Prime Day, held this past Monday and Tuesday, was the biggest two-day sales period for third-party sellers in the company’s history. Amazon said sales from third-party merchants outpaced its own sales. CNN reports they took in over 5 billion. The ‘Halo Effect’ sales were even larger…Walmart, Target, Costco, Best Buy, Macy’s and others offered up deals of their own. Overall, online spending during the two-day event surpassed $11 billion, a 6.1% increase compared to last year’s Prime Day! 

Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple will launch two low-end 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch flagships alongside two high-end 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch flagships in 2022. According to 9to5mac.com, they could feature support for under-display fingerprint technology and a wide-camera upgrade to 48MP. The analyst believes the iPhone 14 Max will be priced at under $900 USD. For comparison’s sake, the current iPhone lineup includes the 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max, which is priced at $1,099. 

Uber Eats users in Pennsylvania and Washington, DC will now see a notice on the checkout page saying that items they’re about to order may be more expensive than in restaurants. The app will display a disclosure that reads “Prices may be lower in store” after attorneys general asked for the change. Engadget.com notes that food delivery platforms like Uber Eats, DoorDash and Grubhub not only require users to pay service fees, but they charge restaurants a commission of up to 30 percent

When it comes to protecting our data and ensuring our privacy, the companies that make the software we use to browse the internet can never introduce too many safety features. Bgr.com says Google has added the ability to lock incognito tabs on Chrome for iOS behind Face ID (or Touch ID, for the iPhone and iPad users with older devices). With this feature, it’s possible to keep your incognito tabs private, even when you forget that they’re open.



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