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HomeKit accessory review: ConnectSense Smart Outlet

ConnectSense Smart Outlet box

Apple first revealed HomeKit almost a year ago, giving both themselves and third-party manufacturers time to develop some interesting home automation products. One of the most straightforward yet essential HomeKit accessories is a power outlet. ConnectSense has entered the game with their Wi-Fi connected Smart Outlet. This dual-outlet plug works with iOS devices running iOS 8.1 or later. Let's take a closer look.

What you need to know about Reddit: The Official App

Reddit official iOS app

After years of serving as one of the Internet’s most popular social websites despite never having an official mobile app, Reddit now has an official mobile app.

The process of this app’s creation began several months ago when Reddit acquired the popular third-party Reddit browsing app Alien Blue. At the time they named it their official third-party browsing app, but as of today Alien Blue has been taken off of the app store and Reddit’s now official app has taken its place.

So how is it? Well anyone that used Alien Blue previously will notice that a lot of that app’s designs are still the foundation of this new, official app. The main philosophy here appears to be minimalism, which has always been Reddit’s philosophy in terms of layout.

Review: TICKR X Fitness Tracker

Wahoo Fitness TICKR X workout tracker.

It should be said right off the bat that Wahoo Fitness' TICKR X is much more than just a heart rate monitor. It is more of a complete workout activity tracker/training assistant that lets you monitor your heart and calorie burn rates, as well as both the motion and intensity of your workouts. We recently picked one up to see if it is a worthwhile investment.

Record like it's 1984 with VHS Camcorder for iPhone

Rarevision VHS Camcorder iOS

There's nothing quite like the iOS app VHS Camcorder, except for digging up some 30-year old tapes to see if they play. Thanks to Rarevision anyone with an iPhone can recreate VHS video complete with distorted audio, washed-out color and magnetic particle fallout. Developer Thomas Worth based the app on the same JVC GR-C1 camcorder used by Marty McFly in Back to the Future. This all-in-one VHS-C video camera was the first of its kind. So what does it take to record like it's 1984?

iOS Review: World War 2: Battle of Berlin [Tower Defense]

World War 2: Battle of Berlin

Ironhide Studio has set the bar so high with its Kingdom Rush franchise that it is really hard for me to give any new tower defense games a chance. Luckily I pushed forward with World War 2: Battle of Berlin and discovered that other developers besides Ironhide can make decent TD titles. If you're a fan of strategy war games then you'll want to give Battle of Berlin a spin.

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