Author Archives: George Tinari

The Koogeek Smart Socket Makes an Ordinary Light Bulb HomeKit Ready

The Koogeek Smart Socket Makes an Ordinary Light Bulb HomeKit Ready

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.

The Complete Guide to Setting Up and Using Snap Spectacles

The Complete Guide to Setting Up and Using Snap Spectacles

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?

10 Essential Notes Tips & Tricks for iPhone in GIFs

10 Essential Notes Tips & Tricks for iPhone in GIFs

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.

How to Record a 30-Second Snap Story with Spectacles

How to Record a 30-Second Snap Story with Spectacles

Snapchat usually only allows for 10 seconds of video at a time. This is true for both sending personal snaps or adding them to a story. While it’s still technically the case that 10 seconds is the maximum for a single video, the new Snap Spectacles provide a workaround.

How to Unblock a Phone Number on Your iPhone

How to Unblock a Phone Number on Your iPhone

Blocking a phone number or email address on iOS prevents the number from contacting you by phone, FaceTime, or text message. It’s easy enough to block a number in iOS 10. Some apps now even let you block spam numbers or numbers without caller ID automatically. Unblocking a number, though, is a different story especially if you can’t remember the contact.

The New iOS Game That’ll Get You Seriously Addicted: Bit City

The New iOS Game That’ll Get You Seriously Addicted: Bit City

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.

New 9.7-inch iPad vs iPad Mini 4: Which iPad Should You Buy?

New 9.7-inch iPad vs iPad Mini 4: Which iPad Should You Buy?

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.

YouTube TV vs Sling TV: Which Streaming Service Should You Choose?

YouTube TV vs Sling TV: Which Streaming Service Should You Choose?

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.

Retina MacBook Anti-Reflective Coating ‘Staingate’ Problem Explained: Here’s What You Should Do

Retina MacBook Anti-Reflective Coating ‘Staingate’ Problem Explained: Here’s What You Should Do

Owners of a retina MacBook Pro or 12-inch MacBook may be frustrated to see that over time, display issues could accumulate. A number of people have reported that the anti-reflective coating on these MacBook models starts to chip away or peel off entirely, affecting display quality.

Top 8 Apple HomeKit Products for 2017

Top 8 Apple HomeKit Products for 2017

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.