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4 Reasons Not to Install iOS 11.3 & 11 Reasons You Should

Install iOS 11.3 for Better Security The iOS 11.3 update comes with enhanced security that will help protect you and your device(s) from harm. The update includes 27

Apple HomePod vs Google Home vs Amazon Echo showdown

With the launch of the Apple HomePod, and pending the launch of a Bixby speaker, if there will ever be one, the major pieces on

nCube Home Review

Pros  Unifies control of multiple devices into one app  Smart automation via ‘Cubes’ routines Cons  Manufacturer-provided apps are generally better  Slightly buggy interface at times

The 3 HomePod settings you need to know

Apple’s HomePod has arrived, and while the super-simple setup process may make a great first impression, there are a few other settings and menus it’s

Apple HomePod: Here’s how easy getting started is

If Apple gets anything pitch-perfect with HomePod, its new smart speaker, it’s the setup process. We’ve got our hands on the Apple Music streaming speaker

Here’s everything we know about the next iOS 11 update : iOS 11.3 – Beta 2 adds Battery Health feature on some iPhone models

Updated 02/07/18: Apple has released Beta 2 to the public. The big addition in this release is the Battery health feature on some iPhone models.

Apple HomePod review: The smart sounding speaker that’s just not smart enough

The Apple HomePod is a £319/$424 speaker with Siri built-in. It plans to take on not only the much-cheaper Amazon Echo and Google Home but systems like Sonos too. Apple wants to deliver not only

iOS 11.3: Six reasons you should be excited

Apple has announced the iOS 11.3 developer beta, and there’s plenty to get excited about for iPhone, iPad, and smart home fans. Whether you’re an

Maximus Camera Floodlight review: Brand X is trying harder

It’s been around for years, but now it’s doing more to earn your attention. Pros High-quality security camera Floodlights illuminate a large area Two-way communication,

Samsung SmartThings Link for Nvidia Shield TV review: A cheap smart home hub with one inherent shortcoming

The SmartThings dongle for the The Nvidia Shield TV is less expensive than a full-sized smart home hub, but it’s capabilities aren’t quite equal. Pros

5 must-have accessories for your new Amazon Echo

So you found an Amazon Echo under the tree, and now you’re wondering what to do next. Amazon’s best-selling smart speaker line-up was its star

Alexa vs. Siri vs. Google Assistant: Which Smart Assistant Wins?

As if managing our interpersonal relationships weren’t already challenging enough in this digital day and age, now we have to worry about talking to artificial

Smart speakers – everything you need to know

2017 will be seen as the year of the smart speaker. But what is a smart speaker? And what does it do? We give you

August Doorbell Cam Pro Review

PROS Sturdy hardware that’s straightforward to install Floodlight is effective Integrates well with other August devices CONS Requires existing doorbell wiring No Apple HomeKit support

The best smart security cameras and systems for your home

Protect your home and family with these connected digital watchers The smart home brings with it more than just voice assistants, smart lights and connected thermostats. Security is a big

Switchmate Bright Review: No-tool smart light upgrade needs work

PROS No-tool, removable way to make lights smarter Installation takes literally seconds Motion sensor adds convenience Can now fit side-by-side on multi-gang switches CONS Bluetooth

And finally: Apple Watch Series 3 is selling faster than expected

The odds and ends of the week In the wake of Apple’s big week, we got a whole bunch of new product revelations – both

Apple TV 4K Review: One Powerful (But Pricey) Streaming Box

THE GOOD Fantastic 4K HDR content Intuitive home screen Simple iOS and macOS integration THE BAD Expensive Fiddly remote No digital audio or USB ports

The best Apple Watch face and complication combos : Get the most out of your Apple Watch

Unlike Android Wear, the Apple Watch doesn’t have third-party watch faces. But that doesn’t mean that those looking for the best Apple Watch faces are

Apple AirPlay 2 – everything you need to know

Apple’s AirPlay 2 is the company’s big move into multi-room, and it’s supported by some big-name brands. But how does it work, and do you

August Smart Lock Pro Review

PROS Easy to install Broad smart home compatibility DoorSense is legitimately upgrade-worthy CONS Expensive, especially if you’re upgrading multiple doors Apple HomeKit doesn’t get full

Apple TV 4K vs Apple TV: Prices, specs and features compared

Apple is finally joining the civilized world of 4K Ultra-HD with its new Apple TV 4K, a new streaming box that can output the higher resolution in conjunction with HDR.

watchOS 4: The best new features coming to the Apple Watch

Apple first showed off its watchOS 4 operating system update back in June, with an expected release in the autumn. Now, as we near its

Logitech Circle 2 review: The best home security camera?

We were so impressed with the first Logitch Circle camera – which is included in our list of best indoor smart home cameras – that we

Honeywell Lyric C1 review

The Good: The $120 Honeywell Lyric C1 Wi-Fi Security Camera has free cloud storage, local storage via an included 8GB card, motion zones and geofencing

Nest vs Hive: Which is the best smart thermostat?

NEST VS HIVE – WHICH SMART THERMOSTAT SHOULD YOU BUY? Nest and Hive are the two most high-profile smart thermostats for anyone looking to heat

Netatmo Healthy Home Coach review

PROS Neat app Responds quickly to changes in the air CONS Apple HomeKit integration is limited No IFTTT channel Limited range of sensors KEY FEATURES

iPad Pro vs. iPad mini 4 vs. iPad: Which one should you buy?

These days, picking an iPad can be tricky, but here’s the lowdown on which model is right for you. Update 6-22-2017: This article has been

Apple AirPlay 2 – everything you need to know

Apple’s AirPlay 2 is the company’s big move into multi-room, supported by some big-name brands. But how does it work, and do you need to

Apple HomePod vs Google Home vs Amazon Echo: What’s the difference?

Back in November 2015 Amazon released Amazon Echo, its all-in-one speaker and assistant with Amazon Alexa voice control. And it’s not taken long for other