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Eve Systems bought to help ABB get ahead in smart home tech
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Eve Systems bought to help ABB get ahead in smart home tech

Eve Motion Eve Systems, the maker of numerous smart home devices that support HomeKit, has been acquired by automation and electrification firm ABB. Confirmed by ABB on Monday, the purchase of the German Eve Systems brings the company under the ownership of the Swedish-Swiss ABB, based in Switzerland. For now, Eve will operate...

WWDC 2023 15 inch Macbook Air
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MacBook Air 15-inch review round up – here’s what reviewers think

The MacBook Air 15-inch was revealed last week at WWDC 2023, and reviewers are now revealing their first thoughts.  The bigger sibling to the M2 MacBook Air takes everything the smaller one does well and makes it bigger with a beautiful new 15-inch display. Apple is claiming this is the “world’s best 15-inch laptop,” but...

15-inch MacBook Air
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15-inch MacBook Air review: Apple’s best laptop, but bigger

At a glance Expert’s Rating Pros Big, bright display Decent speakers Awesome battery life Cons Webcam isn’t as good as it should be It still has an M2 processor Our Verdict Until the M3 arrives, the 15-inch MacBook Air is a fantastic option for anyone who wants a larger MacBook without spending thousands on a...

few major updates, but very welcome
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few major updates, but very welcome

Article Hero Image In its initial beta version, the new macOS Sonoma only presents a few significant features — such as Presenter Overlay, and desktop widgets — but they’re well done and they will make you want to update. Just don’t update your macOS yet. As well as Apple making the new macOS 14 seem...

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WWDC Feature Roundup, Apple Vision Pro, & Aqara U100

HomeKit Insider On the latest Homekit Insider podcast, your hosts roundup the WWDC changes, go hands on with the Aqara U100 lock, and cover more smart home news. As usual, we roundup all the changes in Apple’s new software post-WWDC. For HomeKit, there aren’t a ton of changes this year but still a few worth...

Hands on with Apple's Vision Pro at Apple Park
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Why Apple Vision Pro has a chance at being the future of work

Vision Pro at Apple Park It’s too early to definitively say Apple Vision Pro is the future of work, but its initial proposition of unlimited project windows, rapid user interface navigation, and wide software support all suggest it can be a productivity machine. Instead ofintroducing its Vision Pro headset by touting new games or...

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Apple propels smartphones into top five of India’s exports

Tim Cook in India Indian authorities say the country is now exporting double its previous annual number of smartphones, entirely because of the iPhone. Previously, Apple made iPhones in India at least chiefly for sale within that country. Now that it is moving iPhone production to India and away from China, it’s manufacturing them for...

Brooklyn's Mac Support Store to close after 17 years
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Brooklyn’s Mac Support Store to close after 17 years

The flag will be coming down on Brooklyn’s famous Mac Support Store (source: Apple Maps) A long-running Apple reseller and support store in Brooklyn is shutting down, and is marking its closure with an online auction. The Mac Support Store officially opened in the mid-2000s — the company itself variously cites 2006 and 2007 —...

Western Digital Estimates HAMR HDDs to Emerge in 1.5 Years
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Western Digital Estimates HAMR HDDs to Emerge in 1.5 Years

Western Digital is somewhat behind its rival Seagate in adopting heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR), which promises radical improvements to areal density and HDD capacities. Still, the company expects hard drives that use this recording method to enter mass production in the next 1.5 years. This technology will open doors for nearline drives offering 40 TB...

What are the new features in watchOS 10?
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What are the new features in watchOS 10?

watchOS 10 Apple introduced quite a few changes to watchOS 10 during WWDC, with the milestone release including a very widget-heavy approach for the Apple Watch software. News from WWDC 2023 was dominated by the Apple Vision Pro headset, but Apple did take time to tell developers what to expect from its main operating...