CES—the massive tech show that attracts over 4500 exhibitors and 180,000 attendees—has wrapped up, and the intrepid Jeff Porten writes about the big tech trends from the event, sharing capsule write-ups of the most eye-catching products. Some of the announcements from CES involved Apple, and Josh Centers examines what it means for Apple to open up iTunes, AirPlay, and HomeKit to TV manufacturers. Also this week, Adam Engst untangles a problem that could have your iPhone calling other countries accidentally, and Glenn Fleishman explains how USB-C devices will become safer and more secure through a validation program.
Faced with his mother’s iPhone suddenly being unable to dial favorites correctly in the Phone app, Adam Engst discovers that iOS region settings can get corrupted. Here’s the solution.
Apple is opening up its TV ecosystem to rivals, bringing iTunes content and AirPlay to Samsung TVs, and AirPlay and HomeKit to others. “Take Control of Apple TV” author Josh Centers explores what this move could mean for the Apple TV.
Cheap cables and compatibility issues with USB-C have led USB’s trade and standards group to launch an authentication program that will pair certification with cryptographic locks to ensure device safety and data security.
Our roving correspondent Jeff Porten is once again attending CES, and his first report comes from the Consumer Technology Association’s annual predictions of what’s coming for the year.
Jeff Porten starts the CES tornado with a mere gale force wind at the kickoff press-only breakout show, CES Unveiled.