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iOS, Operating System

Samsung SmartThings app now supports Matter on iOS

January 30, 2023

Via: 9to5Mac

Following the launch of Matter last year, Samsung SmartThings is now expanding support for the smart home standard over to its iOS app. Available today, the Samsung SmartThings app for iOS has been updated to support Matter. This addition was […]


App security, Applications

Google Is Recording You. How to Delete Your Voice History

November 3, 2022

Via: CNET

People were understandably freaked out when reports surfaced in 2019 that Google and Amazon were giving human contractors access to audio clips from customers’ Google Home (now Google Nest) and Echo devices. Google has since changed its policy, requiring you […]


Gadgets, Products

5 Google Home Settings You Won’t Regret Changing

October 31, 2022

Via: CNET

Your Google Home smart speaker is only as useful as you make it, and the enabled settings can really make or break your experience. While some settings are selected by default when you purchase your device, others you have to […]


News and Press

Researchers prove iPhones, Android, and smart speakers have a huge security flaw that can’t be fixed

November 5, 2019

Via: BGR

Researchers, including a person who was responsible for discovering the massive Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities that chipmakers and computer makers hurried to patch in early 2018, have discovered a huge security issue that can affect practically every smart speaker from […]


App security, Applications

Hackers could use Google Home or Amazon Echo to listen in to your conversations

October 22, 2019

Via: Tech Radar

At least eight eavesdropping apps have slipped past Google and Amazon’s app verification process and made their way into their respective app stores, ready to be downloaded onto the smart speakers of unsuspecting victims. As Ars Technica reports, researchers at […]


Gadgets, Products

Samsung’s Galaxy Home smart speaker is coming soon… we think

June 5, 2019

Via: Tech Radar

The launch of the Samsung Galaxy Home has been rather stop-start since the Bixby-controlled smart speaker was first announced in August 2018 – but now we might have a release date to look forward to. Sort of… Speaking to the […]


Android, Operating System

Is Android boring and if so, is that a good thing?

May 25, 2017

Via: Pocket Now

Google I/O was just last week and it has almost passed from our memory as if it never happened. Sure, we’re super excited about some of the neat things coming to Android, but there were no skydivers, or robots bursting […]


News and Press

Apple’s new Siri speaker reportedly just got the green light

May 3, 2017

Via: Boy Genius

Hot on the heels of multiple reports that revealed more details about Apple’s Siri speaker, a new story out of Asia claims that Apple already inked a contract with a local supplier to make the iOS-based Amazon Echo competitor. A couple […]


Gadgets

Google Home and Amazon Echo could gain ability to make phone calls

February 16, 2017

Via: Phone Dog

The Amazon Echo and Google Home already have quite a few tricks up their sleeves, but soon they may be gaining a big new one: the ability to act like a phone. Amazon and Google are considering adding the ability […]


Gadgets

Google Home is set to battle Amazon’s Echo for voice control of the smart home

October 5, 2016

Via: Tech Hive

OK Google, it’s time to take aim at Alexa. Google has announced that consumers can now preorder its Google Home digital assistant for $129, with a ship date of November 4. First revealed at Google I/O in May, Google Home […]