How to add HomeKit items to Control Center in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14

If you’ve got smart home stuff hooked up to HomeKit, like smart lights, plugs, or locks, you know how convenient it is to control from your iPhone or iPad. But it’s also a little annoying to have to leave whatever … Continue reading

Watching the time: The Apple Watch’s trajectory

Six years ago this month Apple introduced the Apple Watch and everyone immediately loved it and knew that it was going to be a big hit, The End. Ha, no. That’s not what happened. No, six years ago was just … Continue reading

C by GE 3-wire Smart Dimmer review: You won’t need a neutral wire to install this Wi-Fi dimmer

Even better, numerous C by GE products—smart bulbs, switches, and plugs—can work together, no matter what your wiring looks like.

macOS Big Sur: Beta 8 now available to developers

At the WWDC20 keynote, Apple took the wraps off of macOS Big Sur, the next version of the Macintosh operating system. Big Sur will replace macOS 10.15 Catalina this fall. Big Sur is a major upgrade with several features that … Continue reading

The Fitbit Sense is a classic case of trying too hard to beat Apple

Ever since the Blaze launched its first watch-sized tracker with a color screen just months after Apple unveiled its first Watch, Fitbit has seemingly been happy to be the “other” smartwatch maker. From the fitness-focused Blaze to the smart Ionic … Continue reading

Apple Photos: How to remove subscribers from a shared album

Shared albums via iCloud are a great way to let other people see your own photos or set up a shared pool of media among folks all invited to participate in adding to it. But you may want to remove … Continue reading

The Apple family is nearly complete, but it’s missing one important thing

Apple’s Time Flies event last week might as well have been called All in the Family. And I’m not just talking about the new watches. Alongside the new Apple Watch and iPad hardware, Apple unveiled two initiatives designed to connect … Continue reading


AirVPN review: Excellent service that power users will love

AirVPN is a popular service among privacy-conscious users. The VPN is well known for transparency about its network, reasonable costs, and attention to privacy. It’s not a perfect service, but it’s well worth considering for anyone who wants a good … Continue reading

Bluesound Powernode 2i (with HDMI) review: Bodacious sound from a micro-sized box

This self-amplified multi-room music streamer delivers high-res audio experiences that Sonos won’t, but Bluesound’s user experience isn’t nearly as polished.

C by GE 4-wire Motion Sensing+Dimmer review: GE stuffs this smart switch full of features

But do motion sensing, light sensing, and dimmer features justify the hefty price tag?