A New Google Home ‘Max’ is Reportedly in the Works

Google is reportedly developing an upgraded Google Home smart home speaker. Speaking to 9to5Google, sources suggest the speaker will be called the Google Home ‘Max’ and come with improved sound. However, it remains unclear whether it’ll debut at next week’s October 4th event where we’ll see the Pixel 2, Pixelbook, Continue Reading


Amazon’s New Echo Buttons Aim to Make Playing Games with Your Echo a Thing

Amazon today is introducing Echo Buttons, new accessories as a part of their Alexa Gadgets collection which aims to deliver “fun and playful products that enhance voice interactions with compatible Echo devices.” The new buttons allow specifically for friends and family to play games with their Echo such as a Continue Reading

Amazon Unveils Echo Spot w/ Round Form Factor and 2.5-inch Screen

Amazon today unveiled its new Echo Spot smart home device. The best way to think of the Echo Spot is envisioning a smaller, round Echo Show because that’s basically what it is. The device sports a 2.5-inch rounded display and camera above it for video calls. The company touts it’s Continue Reading

Amazon’s Echo Plus Comes with Dolby Audio and Automatically Connects to Smart Devices

During today’s large hardware event, Amazon debuted its upgraded Echo Plus smart home device similar to the new Echo but in a shinier body and more capabilities. It’ll cost $149 and come with a free Philips Hue bulb to get your smart home started. As for specifics, the new Echo Continue Reading

Amazon’s Second-Generation Echo is Half the Size and Packs More Heat

Amazon today announced its second-generation Amazon Echo smart home speaker that now comes in half of its original size and packs a lot more heat. This comes after the original Amazon Echo went out of stock a number of weeks ago in anticipation to today.   For one, the new Continue Reading

tvOS 11.1 Developer Beta 1 Now Available

Apple today seeded developers with the first developer build of tvOS 11.1 for testing. This comes after tvOS 11 was released to all Apple TV fourth-gen users last week. To install the new build on your registered Apple TV, head over to Settings > System > Software Updates > Update Software and hit Continue Reading

watchOS 4.1 Developer Beta 1 Now Available for Testing, Includes Apple Music Streaming

Following last week’s release of watchOS 4, Apple today seeded developers with the first watchOS 4.1 build for testing on the Apple Watch. If your Apple Watch is registered under a Developer account, navigate to the Watch app on your paired iPhone and tap the “My Watch” tab. From there, go to Continue Reading

macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 Developer Beta 1 Now Out

Following Monday’s release of macOS High Sierra, Apple today released the first developer beta of macOS 10.13.1 for testing on the Mac. To install the build, head over to the “Updates” tab in the App Store and check for updates. There, you’ll find the new build ready to install. Just click the Continue Reading

Apple Seeds First iOS 11.1 Developer Beta

Following yesterday’s release of iOS 11.0.1, Apple today seeded developers with the first iOS 11.1 beta for testing on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. To install the new build on your registered device, head over to Settings > General > Software Update. Tap “Download and install” next to the iOS Continue Reading

Apple’s iPhone X to Be in Limited Supply at Launch Due to Face ID

A report out of The Wall Stree Journal states Apple’s upcoming iPhone X will be available in limited quantities due to one particular reason: Face ID. What with the new sensors and design work needed to make the feature work, the tenth-anniversary iPhone shouldn’t be too widespread when it launches Continue Reading

PSA: YouTube No Longer Works on Amazon’s Echo Show

It looks like Amazon and Google are having a little dispute. According to statements given to The Verge, YouTube no longer works on the recently released Echo Show due to Amazon violating Google’s terms of service. However, Amazon doesn’t admit this in its statement and says how this change hurts Continue Reading