IFTTT Expands Automation Options with iPhone Do Apps

11:33 AM, Feb. 19th, 2015 · · Product News

IFTTT, the Web-based tool that links together Internet services, rolled out three new apps on Thursday designed to make it easier to build new workflows. Do Button, Do Camera, and Do Note offer narrower options focused on specific tasks such as changing your smart thermostat temperature, or sending information to your Evernote account.

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IFTTT is a powerful service, and it's great seeing the company making some of its offerings more accessible to users who may otherwise be overwhelmed with how much it can do.

NBC Adds Live Streaming to iPhone, iPad App

10:04 AM, Feb. 18th, 2015 · · Product News

NBC is making its iPhone and iPad app more enticing for at least some TV fans by adding live streaming support, but only in certain markets. Viewers must also have a cable or satellite subscription to watch shows when they air.

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It's great seeing networks add live streaming to their apps, but requiring a cable or satellite TV package to take advantage of the feature doesn't really enhance its value for TV watchers who prefer traditional over the air viewing to expensive subscriptions.

Mac Photos Beta Will Disappoint Aperture Users

9:30 PM, Feb. 5th, 2015 · · Product News


Apple has released Mac OS X 10.10.3 to developers, and its primary feature is the inclusion of the Photos app first seen at WWDC 2014. For those who mostly use iPhoto or the Photos app on iOS it won't be a big change. Aperture users however, are in for a bit of a shock.

Hands On with the Leatherman Tread

9:45 PM, Feb. 4th, 2015 · · Product News

Leatherman Tread

Lots of discussion went around about the Leatherman Tread when it was announced. Kelly lives in Leatherman Land (also known as Portland) and got the opportunity to get her hands on one of the prototypes in person. Find out what she discovered about the future plans for a product that hasn't even been released yet.

Apple Seeds 5th Beta for iOS 8.2 to Developers

2:09 PM, Feb. 2nd, 2015 · · Product News

iOS 8.2

Apple released iOS 8.2 Beta 5 to developers on Monday. The update includes only minor bug fixes to previous developer seeds—iOS 8.2 as a whole focuses on the addition of WatchKit for Apple Watch, improvements and changes to HealthKit, changes with Notification Center, and more.

Peri Duo Case for iPhone Marries Speaker, Battery, and Wi-Fi Audio

5:18 PM, Jan. 30th, 2015 · · Product News

Peri Duo Case

Bryan Chaffin met with the folks at Peri this week to check out their Duo Case. This device is an iPhone case with a built-in 2,500mAh battery for charging your iPhone. It also has two speakers built into the back of the case, making it the most portable of speakers. But what really got him excited is its support for Wi-Fi Audio, which sets this product apart.

iTunes gets OS X Yosemite Notification Widget

9:05 AM, Jan. 30th, 2015 · · Product News

Apple rolled out iTunes 12.1 on Thursday with a new feature just for OS X Yosemite users: a Notification Center widget. The widget lets iTunes users play and pause songs from their personal music library or from iTunes Radio, skip ahead, and purchase streaming songs from the iTunes Store.