Look, this hasn’t been a normal summer. Even the fun times have had a bit of a shadow over them as we stress about the pandemic. It’s not even like there’s good fall television to brighten up the end of summer because most productions have been suspended. But one bright spot that you might not have noticed yet: Ted Lasso on Apple TV.
If your wallet shuddered suddenly this week, it was probably busy tuning into Apple’s big fall announcements. If you missed it, or you’re on data overload, there are new iPhones, pricing for Apple TV+, a new iPad, a new Apple Watch, and Apple Arcade news!
Unless you live under a rock, chances are you heard about Apple’s keynote Event live from the Steve Jobs Theatre on Monday morning. There were a few things announced that we can certainly get excited about, but there were more than a few that left me scratching my head, asking “why?”
Cord cutting just got easier with the Tablo Dual OTA DVR, an Over-The-Air DVR that allows you to stream or record two free HD broadcast channels at once. With 64GB built-in storage and Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity, you can get streaming right out of the box; all you need is an antenna.
Apple held their Worldwide Developer Conference today. The public portion of the event was the keynote which clocked in at almost 2 hours and featured a top-down review of the highlights expect in what Apple identified as their four foundational platforms – watchOS, tvOS, OS X (later rebranded as macOS) and iOS.
If you received the latest Apple TV for your television, you’ll be happy to know that you can now not only keep the remote itself protected from drops, but keep it secure as you play games on it with Griffin’s new Survivor Play for Siri Remote. Griffin is known for protecting your mobile accessories and tablets, but now with the Survivor Play, you’ll be able to keep your home remote for your brand new Apple TV protected as well. If you’ve ever played the Nintendo Wii you might be familiar with the silicone case with lanyard included, that allowed you…
Earlier in October we mentioned the Elgato Eve, which is a HomeKit product designed to show you data on the air quality, temperature, humidity, and air pressure in your home for a reasonable price. I was sent the Elgato Eve, which is the world’s first battery-powered accessory compatible with HomeKit, and I couldn’t be more excited to use it. The indoor sensor is an all-white console that is as simple to setup as it is to use, with just a few things that could be changed. The Eve itself is an all-white, plastic cube, outside of it’s engraved name, and…
Earlier this week, CNN announced that Apple TV would be gaining their CNNgo app channel. On Wednesday, Apple silently pushed an update to their Apple TV with the CNNGo app, that taps into the CNNgo service (which requires a subscription to a pay-tv partner).
If you haven’t heard, live-streaming is the hottest thing to do these days. With apps like Meekrat making noise in the social app world, it’s no surprise that Twitter would not have their hands in the pot. Less than two weeks ago, Twitter purchases streaming startup Periscope and has now repackaged it as their own app, available today.
It looks as if Apple has MORE to show us this Summer! One thing that I was really excited for earlier this month when Apple announced their apple Watch was the hope for a new Apple TV. And it looks as if they will deliver my wish in June at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC)!
In a new report from The Wall Street Journal, Apple seems to be in the talks to launch an slimmed-down online television service which would have around 25 channels with some major names like ABC, CBS, and Fox, and heavy hitter cable channels like E!, and Syfy.
If you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, then you might’ve missed it, but Cards Against Humanity is arguably the greatest drinking card game you can play. The ridiculously funny (and sometimes offense) game created as a party game for a New Year’s celebration has gone mobile!
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Greg’s take on Why I’m Considering Getting an Apple Watch, more than I enjoyed yet another over-long, under-delivering Apple ‘event’. Part I can understand, as I was listening to the audio stream through my car for a half-hour, but I found this the biggest Apple snoozer I can recall. Let me give you 10 reasons why!
It isn’t hard to find bad news about malls – in our (small) local mall, the Deb, Pac Sun, Gap, Radio Shack and a few small stores are all closing. Even the bigger anchor stores such as Macy’s, Sears and JC Penny are seeing pressure from online sales that lower traffic, also hurting smaller stores. Only exception? Apple stores.
In an interesting announcement, HBO yesterday announced their Apple-Exclusive HBO Now will be released in April of 2015 for the low, low price of $14.99. To many Apple users, this may be the best thing to come to the AppleTV in a while.
My son loves (LOVES) the book “Goodnight iPad“. I’ve read it so many times I have it memorized, so I usually “read” it to him once it is lights-out. Half the time he’s asleep before I finish. Last night I realized some of the book’s technology references are already outdated, and it’s only four years old!
Are you a fan of the Netflix original series “House of Cards”? Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright are riveting are Frank and Claire in the popular series now in its 3rd season. In this season we see the video game-loving President play Monument Valley to decompress. And in turn, viewers turned to the app store to buy the game.
I use my Chromecast nearly every day to watch YouTube videos and more. The one thing that has not been as easy as I would like has been watching my own videos. That has now changed with Toshiba’s new Canvio Aerocast wireless hard drive, which has very good Chromecast support. Now you can watch almost any video on your Chromecast.
Here at GearDiary, a lot of us writers test out new products all the time. But with all of the awesome items we see & review, I figured I’d throw out a few of my favorite daily drivers that I use the most.
The wireless router is the centre of most peoples home networking, but the D-Link DSL-2900AL sets out to do much more than simply share your internet connection. The previous model (the DSL-2890AL) had a glossy black finish, which may look flashy for a few seconds before attracting copious amounts of dust and scratching beyond belief.
Last year I wrote about Keurig’s new version 2.0 K-cup brewer, and how they were including digital rights management like features into it that would prevent owners from using any other K-cup except “approved” ones. This has been worked around by many, but this free Freedom Clip from Roger’s Coffee has managed to make it easy to defeat this technology.