Nest Thermostat now works with Apple HomeKit, thanks to Matter

Earlier this week, Google revealed that the latest generation of Nest Thermostat now supports Apple HomeKit, thanks to the addition of Matter. Starting on Tuesday, the Nest Thermostat model released in 2020 has been updated to support Matter, the new smart home standard that allows multiple platforms to communicate with each other. “Great news! We’re rolling out Matter compatibility for our newest Nest Thermostat released in 2020. This means you […]

Kroger in the US is now finally accepting Apple Pay in store

Starting today, long time hold out of supporting Apple Pay, Kroger a supermarket chain in the US is now accepting Apple Pay and other contactless services, such as Google Pay and presumably, contactless credit cards too. Customers can now visit the store and use their Apple Watch or iPhone to pay at the checkout. Throughout the US, Kroger has 1,200 locations and at this stage, it isn’t clear if the […]

Apple releases tvOS 16.4.1 and HomePod OS 16.4.1

Apple this week has released a minor update for both the HomePod platform and tvOS, with version 16.4.1. The update was released on Wednesday this week and is available on the HomePod for the first-generation and second-generation as well as the HomePod mini. For Apple TV, it is computable with the Apple TV HD and all generations of the Apple TV 4K. Apple hasn’t said what is new for the […]

Domino’s now accepts orders made through CarPlay

Domino’s in the US are now accepting orders that are made through its new CarPlay app. The app allows you to do limited orders, so fully customisable orders still need to be made through its other channels, such as the dedicated iOS app, the website and more. The CarPlay app only lets you place some default or any previously made orders from your account. The app will be pre-installed on […]

Apple releases iOS and iPadOS 16.4.1 with few bug fixes

Apple has today released a minor update for iOS and iPadOS, with version 16.4.1. This release comes around two weeks after iOS and iPadOS 16.4 was released and just addresses two issues. One bug is related to Siri not responding in a timely manner in some cases and also the “Pushing hands emoji” might not show the other skin tone options. Updating iOS and iPadOS 16.4.1 are both available now […]

Apple begins rolling out Apple Music Classical

This week, Apple has started to roll out the new Apple Music Classical app for iPhone users around the world. The app has only been developed for the iPhone at this stage, with no word if the app will be developed for the iPad, tvOS and macOS. Apple has said an Android app’s coming soon. The rollout was completed on 28th March and can be downloaded now from the App […]

New HomePod and HomePod mini launching in Singapore next week

The new HomePod second generation and even the HomePod mini still aren’t available in that many places around the world and Apple is working hard to expand the availability of both speakers. Starting next week both the new HomePod and HomePod mini will go on sale in Singapore, starting on 6th April. Just yesterday, Apple added both devices to the Apple Online Store in Singapore, priced from S$139 for the […]

Eve to rollout Matter firmware update next month

Eve has this week announced that on 17th April, it’ll be rolling out the first public version of the firmware for its devices that will contain support for Matter. Back in December 2022, Eve made the firmware available for a few devices but only in a beta capacity, users had to register for interest and using TestFlight, install the software to the Eve Energy and another few devices. Beta Taking […]

Apple releases iOS and iPadOS 16.4 with new emojis and other improvements

Apple has today released iOS 16.4 and iPadOS 16.4 to the general public, with the addition of new emoji, changes to the beta process and much more. Many people were expecting for this to contain the new HomeKit Architecture update, but on first impressions this doesn’t seem to be the case. iPadOS and iOS 16.4 are available now and can be downloaded by going to Settings > General > Software […]

Apple set to open first store in India next month

Apple is getting ready to open its first physical retail store in India next month, with the first location to be in Mumbai – this is after many delays. The second location will open later on, will be in New Delhi. The first store will open in April and will be a 22,000 square foot space, with a similar feel to other large stores in cities around the world, such […]