For the last few years, Apple TV has been the only way I've watched movies and TV shows at home. Since I live outside the U.S., that's primarily meant iTunes, Netflix, and AirPlay from the local network apps on my iPhone and iPad. It's been good enough, at least, that I've never felt the need to go running back to cable. But I've always wanted more. So is the new Apple TV it?
Have housemates or guests staying with you in your home of the future? Here's how to give them access to your devices, what they can do with guest access, and how to troubleshoot a misbehaving HomeKit guest invitation.
I've been using Hue lights from Philips for a while now so when the new, HomeKit-compatible bridge came out, I jumped on it. Serenity Caldwell has already shown you how to get started with HomeKit and Hue, but if you're upgrading, you're going to need to know how to transfer. It's not difficult, but I'll walk you through it just so you don't have to worry about any surprises.
I've been testing HomeKit accessories since the first wave premiered earlier this year, and I've used a variety of apps to set them up and control them. Most manufacturers have released device-specific apps, but if you have a few different HomeKit items and need a central hub, there's no better app out there right now than Home.
It's one thing to bring your iPhone to the pool or to the beach, another thing to be able to listen to music while you're bobbing in the water. If you're looking for a speaker that you can get wet, you should check out UE's new Roll.