ET2 Lighting’s new collection works with Philips Hue and your smart home

Smart lighting can be beautiful.

ET2 Lighting has joined the Philips Hue ’Friends with Hue’ program and added four new smart lighting fixtures designed to work with Philips Hue products and your smart home. Unlike most of the Philips Hue lineup that exists to add some smartness to your existing fixtures, ET2 Lighting is ”bringing design-focused lighting concepts.”

Looks Good and Obeys your Commands

ET2 Lighting iWood LED pendant light

Your smart home doesn’t have to be all smart bulbs and plugs scattered around your house. It can be awesome LED pendant lighting from ET2 now as well.

Various Prices

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You will need the Philips Hue bridge to make the smart technology in these new lights work. Luckily, the bridge is regularly on sale for less than $50 on Amazon. You can also find it packaged with starter kits that provide some other smart devices like multi-color smart bulbs and LED light strips.

Once connected to Philips Hue, you can use the app on your smartph…

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Pokémon Go just reached its biggest milestone ever

What you need to know

Pokémon Go has crossed the 1 billion downloads milestone.
The Pokémon Company announced the news through various videos on YouTube.
The milestone comes just over three years after the release of the game in the summer of 2016.
It comes a month after the game celebrated its three-year anniversary.

Pokémon Go isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. The popular mobile game reached the impressive milestone of 1 billion downloads just over three years after it was first released.

The announcement came through various videos the Pokémon Company released on YouTube commemorating the milestone. It’s worth noting that some of those download numbers include re-downloads, but it’s still an impressive metric nonetheless for a game many dismissed as just a fad back in 2016.

After the game’s meteoric rise, the numbers continued to slow but the game continued to be as popular as a mobile game can be. For instance, the numbers Pokémon Go posted…

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Vizio begins update for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit

So you’ll be able to stream all your Apple stuff easily.

What you need to know

The SmartCast 3.0 update brings support for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit.
It’ll reach TV models as old as 2016.
The update starts today and should hit all supports sets over the next few months.
Television manufacturer Vizio today has begun to update its sets with its SmartCast 3.0 operating system — which among other things adds support for Apple’s AirPlay 2 and HomeKit features.

The update is pretty far-reaching, with sets from as far back as model year 2016 receiving the update in due time.

Vizio TVs have long supported Google’s Chromecast protocol, which makes it easy to initiate (and control) a video stream from your phone, and watch it on the larger screen. AirPlay 2 is Apple’s version of that. In addition to making it easy to get video and music from an iPhone or iPad onto the TV, it also makes it a simple target for Mac computers.

The addition of HomeKit turns Vizio TVs into a simple contr…

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Looking to write the next best seller? We’ve got the Mac for you.

Apple Macs are ideally suited for various tasks, including writing. If you’re looking for a new computer to help you write your next term paper or first best-selling novel, you’ll notice there are a lot of different models on the market. Our favorite for writers is the 13-inch MacBook Air (2019). There are other noteworthy models we’ve gathered to help you choose the one that fits your needs best.

Best Overall: MacBook Air (2019)

At 2.75 pounds, the 13-inch 2019 MacBook Air is the lightest MacBook currently on the market despite having the same screen size as the smaller of the two MacBook Pro models. Along with being less weighty, the MacBook Air provides two more hours of use between charges, although actual performance depends on what you’re doing.

The entry-level price for the MacBook Air is appealing. However, it comes with drawbacks, starting with having an older and slower processor and less robust graphics card. It also contains fewer Thunderbolt 3 ports than most of th…

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Apple moves noted “bug wrangler” to AR team to add some stability

What you need to know

Apple is reshuffling some of its internal leadership.
It is moving software lead Kim Vorrath to the AR team in hopes of stabilizating it.
Previoulsy she was with the software team for more than 15 years.
The end goal is to add ”some order” to the team.

Apple has reportedly moved one of its leading program managers to the AR team in hopes of stabilizing the team. Kim Vorrath was an instrumental force in hunting software bugs earning her the moniker ”bug wrangler,” per The Information.

Kim Vorrath, who led program management in the software team for more than 15 years, has moved over to the team headed by Mike Rockwell, the vice president of AR and virtual reality at Apple, said a person familiar with the situation.

The move comes as Apple tries to bring ”some order” to the team that has had its fair share of ups and downs for a while now culminating in the seeming cancellation of the AR glasses the company reportedly had in the works.

It has not been con…

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Apple Pencil support coming to iPhone much sooner than you think

The move would directly compete with Samsung’s famed Galaxy Note line.

What you need to know

A new report claims Appple Pencil support is coming to the 2019 iPhone.
It’s unclear if the feature would be exclusive to Apple’s largest iPhone model.
Apple Pencil support is currently available to certain iPads.
The iPhone will soon support the Apple Pencil, according to Citi Research. In fact, support for the tool will apparently be a major selling point of the 2019 iPhones.

In a report released on Wednesday, via Business Insider, Citi Research listed a series of features it expects to see from this year’s iPhone. Among the features listed is ”support for the iPhone pencil/stylus,” which has thus far only supported certain iPad models.

Over the past several months, we’ve heard numerous rumors about the 2019 iPhone, including the fact that it may feature a triple camera setup. But there have been far fewer reports about the next iPhone featuring support for the Apple Pencil. One of the …

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Typing on the Apple Watch is about to become a thing

What you need to know

The FlickType keyboard for Apple Watch is changing the way you type on the wearable.
Using AI, it can aptly detect letter presses to deliver accurate typing information.
The founder of the keyboard posted an impressive video on Twitter of the keyboard that’s still in beta right now.
The beta keyboard cranks out quick tests with great accuracy.

Typing on the Apple Watch has never really been a thing since it launch four years ago. A new typing app is trying to change that and it’s only getting better with time.

FlickType is an Apple Watch keyboard that introduces a full QWERTY keyboard to the tiny screen, but uses AI to precisely select the letter you are aiming for even if you press multiple letters at once. It’s been around for a while for the iPhone but the Apple Watch version seems to be the real winner. Here’s the official description:

FlickType is the fastest keyboard app in the world for users who are blind or low-vision. Combining the familiar QWER…

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Become the next social media sensation with these cool video apps!

Create the next viral video sensation with these awesome video editing apps for your iPhone and iPad!

When it comes to social media, it seems that videos are all the rage lately. But sometimes you’ll need to spruce up your video footage to really get the views. These apps will help you create some fun and quirky or professional videos to share with your followers and become the next viral sensation!

Boomerang from Instagram
Hyperlapse from Instagram
Spark Camera – Video Editor
Adobe Premiere Rush
FiLMiC Pro

Instagram’s own Boomerang app makes it super easy to create your own mini-movies that loop back and forth. It’s super easy to use too! Just launch the app, hold down the button to record, and bam, you’re done! Your finished Boomerang video can be posted to Instagram, Facebook, or you can save it directly to your phone or share via other methods.

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TikTok is the next social media craze when it comes to videos. T…

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This incredible Apple Watch feature saved a mother’s life after she fell

The Apple Watch sprung into action when it detected that the mother had fell due to a seizure.

What you need to know

The Apple Watch alerted emergency services after a mother of three fell while home alone.
Kate Donald bought the device for this very situation.
The Apple Watch Series 4 offers fall detection and emergency SOS features.
Tragedy nearly struck a mother of three in Australia after she suffered a seizure while home alone. But the Apple Watch’s fall detection and emergency SOS features sprung into action to help save her life.

According to News Corp Australia, Kate Donald, who suffers from epilepsy, was feeling unwell one afternoon when a seizure suddenly struck. Nobody was home with Kate at the time, but thanks to the Apple Watch, her husband and emergency services were alerted that something had happened.

Thanks to the combination of an accelerometer and gyroscope, the Apple Watch Series 4 is capable of detecting when a user has fallen. Apple explains how its fall det…

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Apple releases fifth developer beta of macOS Catalina

If you are a developer and want to know what to expect in macOS 10.15, here is how to install the developer beta.

macOS Catalina 10.15 will be arriving soon with new features that need testing before they’re launched to the public. As usual, Apple is providing an early version of this macOS release to developers so that they can test their apps against it and prepare for its release to Mac owners.

What’s new in the macOS Catalina beta?

July 31, 2019: Apple releases macOS Catalina beta 5 for developers

Apple has just released macOS Catalina beta 5 for developers. Follow the instructions below to get started with the macOS 10.15 beta. If you’ve been waiting for macOS 10.15 to start testing with macOS, now’s the time to start downloading.

July 16, 2019: Apple releases macOS Catalina beta 4 for developers

Apple has just released macOS Catalina beta 4 for developers. Follow the instructions below to get started with the macOS 10.15 beta. If you’ve been waiting for macOS 10.15 to s…

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