Category archives for: Home Electronics

Apple Seeds iOS 11 Gold Master to Devs and Public Testers

Apple has made the penultimate version of iOS 11 available to developers and those using the public betas. The company also made available gold masters of watchOS 4.0 and tvOS 11. All three platforms will push to iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices in final form beginning September 19. iOS 11 brings changes to the […]

Roku Launches Its Own Free Movie Streaming Channel

Today, Roku announced the introduction of The Roku Channel. It’s a new channel available to all Roku players and Roku TVs within the US. There are hundreds of movies, which you can watch for free since they are being ad-supported. The movies come from major studios such as Lionsgate, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Sony Pictures Entertainment, and […]

Sharp To Ship World’s First 8K Television to Asia and Europe

  Sharp Corporation has announced the release of the AQUOS 8K Series of 8K-compatible TVs and displays. Positioned as the core of the 8K Ecosystem, Sharp’s key medium-term strategy, these products will be released in China in October, in Japan in December, in Taiwan in February 2018, and in Europe in March 2018. 8K is […]

Apple Releases 8th Round of Developer Betas

Apple  today made a handful of new beta builds of its various operating systems available to developers. App writers can download and installed iOS 11 Beta 8, watchOS 4 Beta 8, tvOS 11 Beta 8, and macOS High Sierra 10.13 Beta 8. Apple did not spell out any changes specific to these builds, though it […]

Amazon Puts Fire Tablets and Echos On Sale

Amazon is now discounting several of its Echo and Fire devices. The Amazon Echo is available for $99.99, $80 off its normal price, while the Echo Dot is on sale for $44.99. There are some nice deals to be had on Amazon’s Android-powered Fire tablets, too. The Fire 7 Tablet starts at just $39.99, while the Fire HD 8 […]

Firmware Failure Bricks IoT Door Locks and Causes Outrage

Over the past week, LockState customers have vented their frustration on platforms including Twitter to complain that their Internet of Things (IoT) smart locks, used to remotely control doors, begun to fail from last Monday. Consumers have taken to social media in their droves to complain about smart locks which became unresponsive following a flawed […]

Apple Release News Dev Betas for iOS 11, watchOS, tvOS 11, macOS High Sierra 10.13, and Xcode 9

Apple today seeded the fifth beta of iOS 11 to application developers. This beta is not yet available to public beta testers, though Apple typically releases new public betas shortly after it updates the developer code. Apple continues to refine iOS 11 and add features based on developer feedback. The company did not call out any […]

Apple Updates iPhone, Watch, AppleTV and Mac OS Software

Apple has pushed out updates to four of its core platforms. iPhone and iPad owners can update their devices to iOS 10.3.3, which Apple has been testing with developers for more than a month. The minor system update, likely the last for iOS 10, includes bug fixes and performance improvements. Apple also released watchOS 3.2.3, tvOS […]

Apple Debuts HomePod To Battle Google Home and Amazon Echo

Apple today announced the HomePod, a new in-home speaker similar to the Google Home and Amazon Echo. It features the Siri voice-based assistant and can act on spoken requests with a focus on music. Apple says Siri on the HomePod is able to handle natural-language requests, such as “who’s playing drums on this track”, “play […]

New Update for Amazon’s Alexa Adds Smart Reminders and Named Timers

Amazon Alexa just learned a few new tricks that should make it easier for you to stay of your busy schedule. To kick things off, Alexa can now create named timers, so you can keep everything straight when attempting to set up multiple timers at once, Amazon announced on Thursday. The voice-powered virtual assistant, which […]

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