Tag Archives: devices

Apple Music coming to Amazon Echo devices

Amazon announced today that Apple Music service is coming to the company’s Echo series of devices. Echo customers will be able to use Apple Music starting the week of December 17. Apple Music on Echo will work similarly to other music services, which currently include Spotify, Pandora, Amazon’s own Prime Music and other local services depending upon user location. To ... Read More »

iOS 12 is now on 50% of devices, Apple reveals

About a week ago a third party analytics firm told us that iOS 12 was already running on 47.54% of compatible Apple devices, a very short time after its release. Today the Cupertino company itself has published official adoption data. As of October 10, iOS 12 was installed on 50% of all compatible devices, and 53% of devices introduced within the last four ... Read More »

Google Pixel, Nexus Devices Start Receiving September Android Security Patch via OTA: Report

While Google normally follows a pattern when it comes to its security patches rollout, this time around there was a lot of confusion with the September update. Google claimed that many compatible devices already received the September security patch with the Android 8.0 Oreo update in late August, but many users reported that they were still stuck on August 5th security update ... Read More »

How to use Miracast to mirror your device’s screen wirelessly on your TV—even 4K

After the Wi-Fi Alliance announced the finalization of the Miracast wirelessdisplay standard at CES 2013, a plethora of Miracast-enabled devices and receivers followed, and include newer devices like Microsoft’s Surface Pro (2017) and Amazon’s Fire TV stick. But while Miracast continues to be developed—as of July 2017, Miracast hardware will support HD and 4K streaming, for example—it’s also lost some support to competing technologies. Keep reading ... Read More »

Over third of heart surgery devices infected with bacteria

More than one third of the devices that are used in open-heart surgeries may be contaminated with a life-threatening bacteria, putting patients at the risk of deadly infections, a new US study warns. Researchers from the Special Pathogens Laboratory in the US found that 33 out of 89 heater-cooler units (HCU) about 37 per cent tested positive for Mycobacterium chimaera ... Read More »

Google might soon update Pixel devices with always-on mode for Ambient Display

  An APK breakdown performed by XDA Developers suggests that Google might be working on an always-on mode for Ambient Display. Currently, on Pixel and Nexus devices, Ambient Display is a way to glance at notifications via a black and white screen that activates when taken out of a pocket or pulses when a notification comes in. Google is actively working toward ... Read More »

Three Safety Devices That Help You Monitor Your Child’s Location

HIGHLIGHTS Child location tracking devices let you monitor your kid’s location They send notifications when the kid reaches a certain area These are compatible with Android and iOS devices For parents worried about their children’s safety, location tracking devices can be of help. If your child goes to school and you’re sitting in office worrying about whether he or she ... Read More »

DirecTV Now is now available on most Roku streaming devices

Roku has added DirecTV Now to its list of supported services, and Roku users can sign up for a 30-day free trial. That’s a better deal than the 7-day free trial AT&T is offering on its own, although you can get a free Amazon Fire TV Stick if you prepay for one month of service. DirecTV Now isn’t available on ... Read More »

Not Such a Small Matter: The Use of Miniature Motors in Medical Devices

When talking about the use of miniature motors in medicine, people usually think about prosthetics and exoskeletons. But there’s a wider range of uses for these motors than just those. Here are some examples: Drills, Shavers, Saws and Screwdrivers These tools are necessities in the operating room, especially in the fields of orthopedics. After all, surgeons cannot simply use common ... Read More »

1.2% of Android devices now running Nougat, Lollipop still prevails

Android’s latest version Nougat has finally passed the 1% mark in the Google OS distribution chart. 7.0 and 7.1 combined now represent 1.2% of the total number of devices running Android – more than Froyo and Gingerbread each. Hurrah. Meanwhile, Lollipop remains the OS version most droids have installed, down half a percentage point since last month to 32.7%. Marshmallow ... Read More »