Will Apple Add HomeKit App to iOS 10?

With all the industry buzz about home automation and the Internet of Things, it appears the nascent technology sector’s growth so far lies in industrial applications. Perceived cyber security risks and confusion about the technology have combined to hamper its consumer adoption rate over the past year. Apple may be poised to give the digital […]

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The HTC 10 Smartphone — Android Finally Supporting Apple

Given the dominance of Samsung when it comes to Android smartphones, it’s hard for any other manufacturers to stand out. There’s no denying that Samsung and the iPhone are the preeminent mobile devices on their respective platforms. But the latest iteration of HTC’s smartphone line — the HTC 10 — is earning accolades for its […]

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Smaller iPad Pro and iPhone SE Highlight Latest Apple Event

The big theme from March’s Apple marketing and press event focused on going smaller. A new 9.7-inch iPad Pro and the shrunken-sized iPhone SE were the highlights from Cupertino’s latest shindig. Technology early adopters will have to wait for news about the upcoming iPhone 7. This time out Apple focused on more evolutionary changes to […]

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The iPad Pro — Does Bigger Mean Better?

The long rumored “big” iPad finally arrived during Apple’s September event focused on the new iPhone 6s. The iPad Pro with its external, attachable keyboard and Apple Pencil reminds one of the Microsoft Surface, albeit with a more robust app market available through the iTunes App Store. With the new iPad Mini 4 and iPhone […]

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Apple’s New Smartphone — The iPhone 6s — and Monthly Data Allowance

Apple’s latest pair of smartphones — the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus — bring more of an evolutionary change to the iPhone line, as opposed to revolutionary. While Apple definitely boasts a loyal fan base, as illustrated by the record 13 million new iPhones sold on its launch weekend, and a popular app marketplace, many […]

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Microsoft Surface Pro 4 — Best Windows 10 Tablet Yet

If you are interested in a Windows 10 tablet for both business productivity and fun, look no further than Microsoft’s latest tablet, the Surface Pro 4. While the Pro 4 is more expensive than Google’s new Pixel C tablet, it’s priced close to the iPad Pro in its basic configuration — $899. Upgrade options abound, […]

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Is the New Apple TV a Video Streaming Game Changer?

One of the most intriguing product announcements during Apple’s recent iPhone 6 event covered the new Apple TV box and platform. With a new operating system, called tvOS, apps and games are now a big part of a system that formerly concentrated on video streaming. Apple’s move is aimed at attracting developers to port high-end […]

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Google OnHub Wireless Router Overview

Google OnHub is a wireless router designed for home use including those with a home automation system. This is yet another experimental project from the Internet search and technology giant and since it’s Google some may wonder if more advertising is on the way based on personal Internet activity. That and many other questions remain, […]

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Three Keys for Finding Internet Service Providers

If you’re shopping for Internet broadband service, either at a new residence or your current location, you might be feeling a bit daunted. Fortunately, you have nothing to fear. Getting online can be an easy process with nary a roadblock, and soon you’ll be streaming videos and playing online games like the rest of your […]

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UTM for Home Users:  Protect your Network from Hackers

With the Internet of Things and home automation entering the consumer electronics mainstream, hackers now see the home network as a new target for their nefarious activity. Recently, the news reported a story of someone’s smart refrigerator getting hacked and sending spam emails all over the world. While probably an isolated incident, it still emphasizes […]

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