Apple HomePod delayed until early 2018

Apple HomePod delayed until early 2018

Apple announced the the HomePod back in June. The HomePod is a wireless speaker that is designed to work with Apple Music and has Siri functionality. Apple’s home assistant is a direct competitor to the Amazon Echo and Google Home. The HomePod was expected to be released in December, just in time for the holidays. However, Apple has delayed the launch of the HomePod … Continue Reading >

iOS 11.2 beta introduces faster wireless charging speeds

iOS 11.2 beta introduces faster wireless charging speeds

Apple introduced the addition of the glass back on the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and the iPhone X. While this switch doesn’t increase the durability of the phone, it does allow wireless charging. Currently, the iPhone 8 and iPhone X support a charging speed of 5W, which is the slowest supported Qi charging speed. To put this into perspective, a 5W wireless charger will … Continue Reading >

How to check the battery health and maximize performance on your Macbook

How to check the battery health and maximize performance on your Macbook

Internal batteries in laptops have a limited lifespan. The more you use your laptop, disconnected from a power source, the more cycles you’ll put on your battery. Macbooks have a maximum cycle count of 1000 (see full list below) full charges – although some batteries may last longer or shorter depending on other factors like temperature or time between charges. Once you’ve used up … Continue Reading >

AT&T Wireless users: restart your phones if you’re having problems making calls

AT&T Wireless users: restart your phones if you’re having problems making calls

AT&T has just issued a statement on Twitter to its wireless customers to restart their phones if they’re having issues making calls. It appears many customers are having a hard time making phone calls and all AT&T can say at this point is to restart your phones, multiple times if necessary to reconnect properly to the wireless network. Some users have reported turning on … Continue Reading >

The first real life AR gaming robot, MekaMon, is now available for purchase

The first real life AR gaming robot, MekaMon, is now available for purchase

You’ve been hearing about augmented reality for some time, so long now that it might seem like a pipe dream. However, technology has finally reached a point where AR is now a reality and the first real life AR gaming robot is now available online for purchase, just in time for the holiday gifting season. The MekaMon is a real life AR-action toy that … Continue Reading >

Jaw dropping sound from these 6 high-end and audiophile grade WiFi speakers

Jaw dropping sound from these 6 high-end and audiophile grade WiFi speakers

If you love music and have a budget larger than your typical consumer, you’ve probably heard some great things. Tech news these days typically focuses on mobile accessory speakers, but leaves out audiophile grade products that the most discerning consumers demand. The holiday season is upon us, so it’s time to start looking at your favorite audio products to either gift for yourself (probably … Continue Reading >

Just what is Apple’s Handoff and how to use it across your iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch and Mac

Just what is Apple’s Handoff and how to use it across your iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch and Mac

Apple products are known for their ease of use. I’ve witnessed two years old pick up an iPhone, unlock it and start watching videos. I’ve witnessed my father, a non-techie person learn how to use his iPhone in a matter of minutes and almost never asks for help. Apple products just work. One of the coolest features built into its software is called Handoff. … Continue Reading >