Apple has introduced a new privacy website detailing the company's stance on government data requests and steps it has taken to protect its customers' information. To kick it off comes a message from Tim Cook, who says, "Security and privacy are fundamental to the design of all our hardware, software, and services."
Though most of the products introduced by Amazon today fall into the tablet category, the Internet retailer has also unveiled a proper ereader, the Kindle Voyager. Amazon is hailing the Voyager as its "most advanced" ereader, and joining it is the less expensive new Kindle with touch functionality.
Amazon's product lineup expanded quite a bit tonight, with the company rolling out its new Fire HDX 8.9 and its tablet for kids, the aptly named Fire HD Kids Edition. Also set in the company's sights is the budget range, which it has solidly targeted with the new Fire HD 6 and Fire HD 7. The smaller of the two falls into the sub-$100 range, and both offer fairly impressive specs.
The previously leaked Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 has officially arrived, and with it comes a bunch of jabs at the iPad. Amazon boasts its newest slate's display as offering 30-percent more pixels than the iPad's Retina display, its audio as being twice as loud, and its weight as being 20-percent lighter.
Amazon has introduced a slew of new devices tonight, not the least of which is the Fire HD Kids Edition -- a powerful tablet Amazon says it made "from the ground up" specifically for kids. Its child-centric aspects include both design, which is understandably robust with bumpers, and content, which includes Amazon FreeTime Unlimited.
The Core is a speaker promised to be bigger than its size, at least in terms of audio quality. The maker is hailing its offering as the "most advanced" wireless speaker available, playing what is said to be audio above and beyond stereo quality. The device has been successfully funded through Indiegogo.
Microsoft's Arc Touch Mouse, first announced back in September of 2010, has been given a modern-day makeover. Announced yesterday, Microsoft will be launching a new version of the mouse that uses Bluetooth connectivity rather than wireless USB, making it easier to use with modern devices.