HomeKit-enabled devices and accessories are so convenient and flexible, but a major downside is usually the price. That even includes smart bulbs – Philips Hue bulbs are often $50 per bulb, which adds up quickly. Koogeek thinks it has a solution to this problem.
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The Snap Spectacles are a pair of sunglasses that connect to Snapchat and let you record snaps with the built-in camera. Snap bills these less as a legitimate feat in technology and more as just a fun “toy.” We agreed in our review. So what’s a toy if you don’t know how to have fun with it?
Remember when the Notes app was as pathetic and dull as possible? It was nothing more than a plain text editor for jotting quick thoughts or grocery lists. In recent versions of iOS, Apple started giving Notes much more attention. It has finally evolved into a full-fledged note-taking application, complete with several different tricks up its sleeve. Let’s explore some of the essential Notes tips and tricks in the way the Internet loves best: animated GIFs.
Remember the game Tiny Tower? That wildly addictive and pixelated game amassed huge popularity on iOS. Well the creators are back with a new title that is destroying my life even more than Tiny Tower, Tiny Wings or tiny anything did. It’s called Bit City, and the game is so good that it’s dramatically reducing my desire to ever socialize.
Apple just released a brand new iPad for 2017 under the name “iPad.” It starts at the cheapest price ever for a full-size iPad: just $329. However, Apple also made an interesting move by making a slight change to the iPad Mini 4. Leaving only the high-end 128GB storage option for the Mini, it now starts at $399. Does that mean the several-year-old iPad Mini 4 is better than this cheap new iPad? Not exactly. Let’s run through a comparison to figure out which is the best model for you.
Google and YouTube are receiving a lot of hype over the new YouTube TV subscription service. It’s $35 per month and gives you access to over 40 live streaming networks like ABC, ESPN, Fox, Disney Channel and several others. Yet, there is already a major player in the TV streaming game: Sling TV. In fact, Sling starts at just $20 per month. While YouTube TV is taking its sweet time launching initially in major cities only, Sling TV is available almost everywhere in the United States.
Smart home accessories get more and more popular by the day. With Apple becoming increasingly dedicated to smart homes and HomeKit, new devices keep coming out to support it. HomeKit allows smart home devices to integrate directly with iOS so you can control them with the Home app, through Siri, or with Control Center. This also enables notifications for certain devices like security cameras. Many HomeKit-enabled accessories are set to come out this year in 2017, and some already debuted. Here are our picks for the best ones so far.