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After going through numerous betas during the summer, Apple today released iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 for iPhones and iPads (and just days ahead of the iPhone 13 launch). As is typical for most recent new Apple software releases, iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 are all about steady refinements instead of bringing drastic changes to... Read more...
Having a smart TV or streaming device in your home is nearly essential equipment these days, especially if you are looking to keep up with the plethora of content from Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and other networks. However, you do not have to break the bank to have this capability, thanks to some stellar... Read more...
Amazon just announced their first branded televisions: the Fire TV Omni Series and Fire TV 4-Series. They will be available this October in the United States direct from Amazon and long-time retail partner Best Buy. The Fire TV Omni Series integrates the Fire TV experience and far-field voice technology directly... Read more...
Apple's 4th generation iPad Air has a lot going for it. The A14 Bionic SoC at the heart of the device offers great performance in a wide variety of apps and games, and the 10.9" Liquid Retina display looks great under many different conditions. In fact, for some use cases, the iPad Air could rival a full-fledged... Read more...
TCL on Tuesday launched its first TV lines that tap Google TV for smart viewing choresupdated 6-series and 5-series setsseemingly representing a departure from Roku, its longtime cohort. However, TCL insists that is not the case, and says this is an expansion into new territory rather than a case of leaving... Read more...
We have a gaggle of hot deals for this Sunday on Apple products and a couple of mesh routers that might be right up your alley. Starting things off with the Apple camp, the AirPods Pro, AirPods Max, 4th generation iPad Air, and 2nd generation Apple Pencil are all deeply discounted. Starting with the AirPods Pro... Read more...
Googleis looking to make home security cheaper and easier to setup using wire-free options, smart alerts, and enhanced privacy via a line of new next-generation of Nest Cams and Doorbell. With these new products, Google is taking a hard swing at Amazon with its Ring family of products. Google Nest... Read more...
YouTube is home to over 2 billion monthly active users, who collective peruse 1 billion videos each day. It's a massive streaming service. There is also a Premium tier that costs $11.99/11.99 per month, but for people who want to get rid of ads without paying full price, Google may launch a Premium Lite tier... Read more...
In early October 2020, Google overhauled its popular Nest Thermostat with a touch-only interface and slashed its price. Whereas the preceding Nest Thermostat E retailed for $169.99, the "new" Nest Thermostat rung up at just $129.99. Amazon is now selling the Nest Thermostat at its lowest price ever, even beating the... Read more...
Before Amazons Prime Day celebrations kick off properly on June 21st, the company is offering some of its products up for sale early. From smart speakers to smart glasses and several products in-between, take a look at what is on sale on Amazon right here. Echo Buds 2nd Generation If you are in the... Read more...
There is still a little over a week to go before Amazon kicks off its annual Prime Day sales event, in which there will be big markdowns on practically every kind of product imaginableyou just have to a Prime member to take advantage of the deals. Don't feel like waiting? This is Amazon we are talking about, and sales... Read more...
Prime Day 2021 festivities won't kick off until June 21st, but Amazon is already rolling out many deals on its hardware products. In this case, we're talking about smartphone devices from Amazon smart home brands Ring and Blink. First up is a rather compelling bundle offer on the latest version... Read more...
It's the first weekend of June, and that means once again it's almost time for Apple's World Wide Developer's Conference. The annual WWDC is always good for learning about what new software features the company has cooked up for its many platforms, including the Mac, iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch, and more. Like last... Read more...
Apple's family of M1 Macs is pretty impressive. Cupertino's attempt to replace Intel's Core family of CPUs with its own home-grown processors has been pretty solid. We were blown away by the power efficiency and performance of the most entry-level Mac there is, the 2020 Mac mini with the company's M1 SoC. The... Read more...
Several of Amazon's hardware devices are about to become part of a mesh network, with a crowdsourced spin. It is part of an initiative called Amazon Sidewalk, and what it does is allow devices is create is a low bandwidth network from bridge devices, including select Echo and Ring gadgets from you and your nearby... Read more...
First and foremost, Memorial Day is a time to reflect on the ultimate sacrifices made by military personnel who gave their lives for the freedoms we enjoy today and into the future. To the families and friends of fallen soldiers, you have our deepest sympathies. It is important to acknowledge that, even in a roundup... Read more...
We have been writing about Google's experimental Fuchsia operating system for nearly five years now, and it has finally made an official debut of sorts. While still experimental in the sense that is not yet being pushed out to consumer devices on a large scale, it is being tested on commercial devices in the wild, and... Read more...
Google is throwing its weight behind Matter, a new protocol that aims to simplify smart home setup and adoption through a single standard with broad industry support. That support is the key to making Matter, well, matter, and during its multi-day Google I/O developer event that is currently in progress... Read more...
Google's annual developer conference kicks off today, marking a return of the Google I/O event after it was cancelled last year due to the pandemic. It is a multi-day affair, running from today through May 20, and will cover a bunch of topics throughout. While you might not have the bandwidth to watch the entire... Read more...
There was no Google I/O developer conference last year, as Google cancelled the event amid the Coronavirus pandemic. However, that will not be the case this year. Google announced that its developer event is returning as an online event, and will be free for anyone and everyone to attend (provided they have an... Read more...
A researcher who has helped shaped Wi-Fi security has once again discovered a series of vulnerabilities affecting all Wi-Fi devices dating back to 1997. Fortunately, many of the security holes are difficult to exploit, and according to the Wi-Fi Alliance, it does not appear as though hackers are leveraging the... Read more...
First of all, we'd like to wish a Happy Mother's Day to all the moms and all women who have invested their time and talents into the children in their lives over the years. We don't know where we'd be without you. There's serious business to discuss: we hope you've already found the perfect gift for your own moms... Read more...
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