Apple updates HomeKit accessory listings

Home iOS

Looking for a complete list of upcoming and available HomeKit accessories? Apple now tracks all of the certified HomeKit accessories on the market, which are stamped with the symbol "Works with Apple HomeKit". While Apple sells some HomeKit equipment itself, many items in the list are only available through other companies or retailers.

How to delete your Apple ID account from Messages on your Mac

How to delete your Apple ID Messages account on your Mac.

Whenever you sell, donate, return to your employer or otherwise decommission an old Mac, it is of utmost importance to clean your private data from it. If you have set up your Messages app it would be wise to delete your Apple ID account from it rather than simply logging out of it. Unfortunately (and amazingly) this is frustratingly difficult to do - you can't just highlight the account and delete it for some odd reason. There is, however, a roundabout way to get the job done; here's how to do it:

How to change the iPhone backup directory in iTunes

iTunes backup iPhone

Mac users may have noticed there is no built-in way to change where iTunes writes backup information. This means every time an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch is backed up to the computer using iTunes, it automatically uses the local drive. Rest assured, it is possible to tell iTunes to put backups on an external drive. Once the steps below are implemented, all iOS backup data will be saved to the new location.

iOS App of the Week: Hello Kitty Jewel Town

Hello Kitty Jewel Town

Sometimes the basics is all you need for a little entertainment, and Hello Kitty Jewel Town delivers hours of simple match three fun. The goal of the game is to complete various match three levels to unlock furniture to decorate your house. Jewel Town features lots of cute Hello Kitty collectibles for you to unlock, and it includes all the popular characters from Sanrio, including My Melody, Pochacco, Bad Badtz-Maru and more.

Facebook begins rolling out Snapchat-like Messenger feature

Messenger Day

Facebook has unsuccessfully tried to copy Snapchat several times by launching a few failed apps, such as Poke and Slingshot, and today Mark Zuckerberg and team are at it again. This time instead of launching a separate app to copy Snapchat, the social media giant has just added a Snapchat-like feature to its Messenger app.


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