Still using jagged little strips of metal to unlock your front door? Paying someone to feed your pets while you’re away for a weekend? Then it’s time to truly enter the second decade of the 21st century. Setting up home-control automation that runs from your Mac and iPhone is surprisingly simple, and the results can feel like magic. We kick things off with a primer that takes the hassle and jargon out of home control, then dive straight into showing you the best possibilities for managing your home’s lights, entertainment, security, and loads more. Just wait until you check out the washing machine that tweets when it’s finished a load…
Capcom announced today that Street Fighter IV will be available for the
iPhone and iPod touch this March. The game will feature your favorite
cast of characters from the recent console releases, and even introduce
some new faces and fighting maneuvers.
Everyone knows that iPhone is a notorious data hog -- prior to its debut in 2007, handsets had such a poor user interface that few people actually bothered to use them for anything but phone calls. Now, one of the makers of competing Blackberry devices says the iPhone will be a "prophet of a bandwidth-challenged future."
Prior to the announcement that yes, Virginia, there really is an iPad, everyone was clamoring to be on a device that existed only in our minds. Now that the device has been unveiled, the reality is beginning to sink in as Apple tries to negotiate content deals with leading newspapers and magazines.
You might be familiar with Sonos’ high-quality music gear, which lets
you stream tunes anywhere in your home over its own Wi-Fi network. The
new S5 is a set of self-contained powered speakers that can expand an
existing system or serve as the starting point for a new one.
Intriguingly, the S5 lets you take a pass on Sonos’ effective (but
pricey!) $349 dedicated remote, offering a free iPhone app to control
all your Sonos gear.
After being announced less than two weeks ago, Sling Media has announced that the updated version of SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone is now live in the App Store, complete with 3G streaming at long last.