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  • Mac: Twelve South Inspire Mac Candle No. 2

    Fri 5:19pm By Jesse Hollington
    While it may be a bit of a stretch to call this one a Mac accessory, Twelve South’s new Inspire [mac candle N°2] makes for a whimsical and worthwhile entry to close off a busy week. The venerable Mac accessory maker released its first Mac-inspired candle as…
  • Review: Friday Labs Friday Lock

    Fri 5:10pm By Jesse Hollington
    Introduced two years ago via an Indiegogo campaign, Friday Labs finally launched its long-awaited Friday Lock this past spring. Designed in collaboration with renowned architects Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) — the agency known for the Googleplex and Hyperloop…
  • Review: D-Link Omna 180 Cam HD HomeKit-enabled Camera

    Fri 12:20pm By Jesse Hollington
    The debut of iOS 10 in Sept. 2016 brought support for new classes of accessories such as HomeKit cameras, but it's only now a year later that D-Link's first HomeKit-enabled camera is finally ready for prime time. Although D-Link unveiled the Omna 180 Cam HD in…
  • News: Daily Deal: VPN Unlimited Lifetime Subscription

    Fri 9:00am By Dennis Lloyd
    Today in iLounge Deals, you can pick up a Lifetime Subscription to VPN Unlimited for only $49.99 — that’s a savings of 90% off the regular price. Providing users with access to a secure virtual private network (VPN) for securing traffic when surfing from…
  • Review: Kingson DataTraveler Bolt Duo Flash Drive for iPhone

    Thu 5:35pm By Jesse Hollington
    Kingston's DataTraveler Bolt Duo is the latest external storage adapter for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users, allowing photos and videos to be offloaded onto double-ended Lightning and USB 3.0 flash drive. Although we saw a handful of flash drives appear…
  • Review: August Smart Lock Pro + Connect

    Thu 11:20am By Jesse Hollington
    August impressed us with last year's second-generation August Smart Lock, a welcome iteration that took the company's very popular 2013 Yves Béhar designed original and added HomeKit support and some nice internal design improvements. Now August is back again…
  • News: Daily Deal: Treblab RF100 Magnetic HD Noise Cancelling Earphones

    Thu 9:00am By Dennis Lloyd
    In our iLounge Deal for today, you can pick up the Treblab RF100 Magnetic HD Noise Cancelling Earphones for only $39.99 — that’s 78% off the regular price. These ultra-convenient wireless headphones are packed with advanced components to provide high…
  • Mac: Adobe Lightroom CC Update

    Wed 11:41am By Dan Pye
    After moving its photo management tools to the cloud with the debut of Lightroom CC in 2015, Adobe has updated the program’s interface and streamlined its tools for easier use. Incorporating elements of the “Project Nimbus” app that leaked out this…
  • Review: August Doorbell Cam Pro

    Wed 11:30am By Jesse Hollington
    August's popular Smart Lock was one of the first iOS-enabled and HomeKit-enabled door locks on the market, and upon entering its second generation, the Smart Lock was joined last year by August's first Doorbell Cam, expanding the company's lineup of home…
  • News: Apple partners with GE on industrial apps

    Wed 10:50am By Dan Pye
    Apple has partnered with GE to provide the framework for industrial apps based on GE’s Predix Internet of Things platform, according to a joint release from the companies. The new Predix software development kit for iOS will give developers the building…
  • News: iTunes U app update moves collections to Podcasts app, in line with iTunes changes

    Wed 10:07am By Dan Pye
    Apple has updated its iTunes U app to bring it in line with the recent changes to iTunes, migrating the collections features to the Podcasts app just like they were moved to the podcasts area within iTunes. Other than that, the app functions mostly the same as…
  • News: Daily Deal: NetSpot Home, Lifetime License

    Wed 9:00am By Dennis Lloyd
    For Monday’s iLounge Deal, you can pick up a lifetime license to NetSpot Home for only $19 — that’s 72% off the regular price. This powerful Wi-Fi analysis tool helps you get the most out of your Internet connection by using your MacBook to visualize,…
  • News: Apple TV expands search options in US, other countries gain networks and Apple Music support

    Tue 12:52pm By Dan Pye
    Apple TV has added some new networks to its universal search, provided users have the network’s app installed. U.S. users can now search for movies and shows from BBC America, Classix, and Oxygen, while Canadian users have gained CBC, Classix, Treehouse,…
  • News: Apple explored option of buying health clinic startup

    Tue 11:43am By Dan Pye
    Apple recently engaged in talks to buy Crossover Health, a startup that runs on-site health clinics for large companies, CNBC reports. Crossover Health is one of a handful of companies that provide medical and wellness services to self-insured employers on or…
  • News: Apple replies to senator’s questions about Face ID safety

    Tue 11:10am By Dan Pye
    Apple’s efforts to explain how its Face ID technology works and why it can be trusted to safeguard user data have drawn praise from Senator Al Franken, who sent the company an inquiry shortly after the feature was announced, CNET reports. Franken, the…
  • News: Apple releases third developer betas for iOS 11.1, tvOS 11.1 + watchOS 4.1

    Tue 10:48am By Dan Pye
    Apple has released a third set of betas for iOS 11.1, tvOS 11.1, and watchOS 4.1 to registered developers. The release notes for all three platforms mostly indicate bug fixes, although watchOS 4.1 adds Apple Music streaming capabilities to the Apple Watch…
  • News: Sylvania adds LED Flex Strip, Soft White Bulb to Smart+ lineup

    Tue 10:24am By Dan Pye
    Sylvania has added a new LED Flex Strip and Soft White Bulb to the HomeKit-compatible Smart+ line of hubless lighting products it began last year with the Smart Multicolor Bulb. The Soft White Bulb ($26) is quite a bit cheaper than the multicolor model, but…
  • News: Daily Deal: DASH A — World’s Flattest Portable Speaker

    Tue 9:00am By Dennis Lloyd
    Today in iLounge Deals, you can get the DASH A portable speaker for only $59.99 — that’s 69% off the regular price. The world’s flattest Bluetooth speaker, this ultra-thin soundbar delivers 10 hours of playback on a single charge, while providing crisp…
  • News: Report: Vulnerability in WPA2 protocol could affect Apple devices

    Mon 3:10pm By Dan Pye
    A published exploit reportedly discovered by researcher Mathy Vanhoef has found a weakness in the WPA2 protocol powering all modern protected Wi-Fi networks, claiming “Android, Linux, Apple, Windows, OpenBSD, MediaTek, Linksys, and others, are all affected…
  • Review: RHA Dacamp L1 Portable DAC/Amp

    Mon 1:30pm By Guido Gabriele
    One of the perks of writing headphone reviews is the chance we get to introduce readers to companies that make great audio gear they might otherwise never encounter. Glasgow-based RHA is one of those companies — already a favorite in the audiophile…