Each week we scour the internet to find the best stories on technology, digital living and news of note. This week features advice for iOS 7 camera users, an app that can start your microwave and how to watch YouTube videos with no Internet. All that and more in this edition of Mozy’s Technically Speaking.
New App Allows Users to Control Household Items from Smartphones
You’re out to dinner when you realize you forgot to turn off the television. You locked your keys in the house and can’t get in. The new app from Revolv for iOS allows users to sync up their home appliances and control them with their mobile devices, according to Adam Popescu for Mashable. The company is currently pre-selling its Smart Home Solution, which allows users to control entertainment systems, wireless lighting, automated locks, and thermostat from an iPhone or iPad. For $299, the system includes a WiFi hub that can be plugged in to an outlet in the home and access to Revolv’s cloud service. The hub automatically connects to the user’s WiFi and manually connects to wireless electronics in the home.
5 Tips for Making the Most of iOS 7′s New Camera App
The tech world has been filled with buzz about Apple’s new iOS 7 software. With so many changes and features, it’s difficult for even the biggest of tech nerds to keep up with everything that’s going on. However, one of the biggest (and in some people’s opinions, best) upgrades is to the Camera app. Jason Cipriani of CNET details 5 important tips for getting adjusted to the new Camera.
No Internet? No Problem. Watch YouTube Videos Offline
Users will soon be able to watch YouTube videos even when they aren’t connected to the Internet, according to a Mashable article. YouTube recently announced that it will unveil a new feature that will let users “add videos” to their mobile device to watch offline. The app is set for a November release date.