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  • How the HomePod works with Apple’s music services

    There is a lot of confusion about the HomePod and how it works with existing music services by Apple. It is common knowledge now that it will only work with services in Apple’s ecosystem. However, there are so many Apple services that end users are unsure of what will work. Here are some typical scenarios […]

  • Smart Garage Door Openers

    Lights and power outlets are two of the most popular parts of a home that smart home enthusiasts automate first. However, there is another part of your house where automation can bring many benefits: The Garage Door. The first benefit is that you can control the garage door from anywhere. Pair it with a camera, […]

  • Router Security is Terrible: How to Fix It

    The vast majority of home routers are not secure. Security researchers believe that without a public campaign to ask users to secure routers, more than 40% of users in the United States are vulnerable to hacking and information theft. “If a router is sold at [an electronics chain], you don’t want to buy it,” independent […]

  • Apple Launches the iPhone X

    Earlier this week, during its annual iPhone launch event, Apple launched the new iPhone X. The iPhone X is a new phone besides the usual lineup of the iPhone and iPhone Plus. This year the full lineup is the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and the iPhone X. This is the most expensive Apple phone […]

  • Facebook is Working on a Video Chat Device for the Home

    Facebook is set to announce the first hardware product from its Building 8 lab at the next F8 developer conference next spring. The product, a touch screen video chat device, is meant for home use. The device is currently in the prototyping phase and will make video chat easier for home users. If this sounds […]

  • Yosemite’s Release Beats Last Year’s Maverick Release

    With the recent release of the Mac OS X Yosemite, Apple has been pleased to notice a more swift adoption by users during the first week of the release as compared to last year’s Maverick operating system release. The difference in adoption rate is not significant as it is at a 12.8 percent rate as […]

  • Rumor: Siri-Based Home Assistant to be Announced This Year

    Today Amazon owns the voice-controlled home assistant market. Google Home is the only other player in the market at the moment. The one notable absentee is Apple. There have been rumors circulating for years of an Apple Siri-based home assistant. There have never been many details available, until now. The rumors of a Siri home […]

  • Everything Apple Announced at WWDC

    This year’s Apple developer conference keynote was long and included several important announcements. Here is a list of the major points: Prime Video – The announcement that Amazon Prime Video support for the Apple TV was the only tvOS announcement. It is however a notable boost to the platform. Now Android, Android TV and Chromecast […]

  • Mac Pro Replacement Due in 2018

    According to John Gruber of the Mac blog Daring Fireball, Apple is set to release a replacement for the Mac Pro in 2018: “Apple is currently hard at work on a “completely rethought” Mac Pro, with a modular design that can accommodate high-end CPUs and big honking hot-running GPUs.” Apple enthusiasts, tech journalists, and even […]