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Report: Apple iPhone brand loyalty hits 1 year high, far outpacing Samsung, LG, Motorola

The people have spoken. They love -- looooove -- their iPhones! At least if the latest brand loyalty report by CIRP (Consumer Intelligence Research Partners) has anything to say about the matter. For the quarter ended March 2018, phone activators remaining with the Apple brand (CIRP's definition of brand loyalty) exceeded...
Stringify App for Android and iPhone

Comcast gives IoT app Stringify refreshed look, now supports Lutron Caseta devices

Some good news this morning for those interested in all things smart home. Comcast this week released an updated version of its IFTTT-like app Stringify. Available on both Android and iPhone the app enables you to automate smart home tasks across platforms. For instance, if a SmartThings motion sensor detects...
Fitbit Versa review roundup

Wearable News: Fitbit Versa reviews are in, Pebble’s design ethos lives on

Versa is designed and marketed to bring Fitbit's take on the smartwatch to the masses. Translation: the company wants to sell a lot of them. Based on the initial wave of reviews for the Fitbit Versa ($199 base, $229 with NFC for Fitbit Pay), I'd say things are off to...
Fitbit Versa smartwatch - a Pebble for 2018?

Fitbit Versa looks a lot like a Pebble smartwatch… and that’s a good thing

This could be a very interesting smartwatch if Fitbit prices it right.
Apple to remove iPhone X notch by 2019 - Tech News

Apple to (finally) eliminate iPhone notch?

Oh, the irony. Apple plans to remove notch from the iPhone X and subsequent models. Meantime Google has added notch support to Android as several phone makers copy Apple's (quirky) design.
Samsung SmartThings Hub - list of compatible devices

Smart Home News: A new SmartThings app has been released in the app store

Samsung Connect is now SmartThings. SmartThings is now SmartThings Classic. Got it?
Fitbit Blaze 2 leaked images look like Pebble (2)

Is this the Fitbit smartwatch us Pebblers have been waiting for?

There is hope after all. Leaked images today reveal what looks to be Fitibit's next crack at a smartwatch. And, low and behold, it looks awfully familiar in design to an old lost friend: Thankfully. While the Fitbit Ionic isn't bad, it isn't great either. Unfortunately sales have been lackluster, as...
Fitbit Reports $571M Q4’17 and $1.616B FY’17 Revenue

Fitbit struggles, says will further shift product mix to smartwatches

Fitbit (NYSE: FIT) announced today. Unfortunately, in case you haven't already heard, the news for the wearable maker is not so great. At $570.8 million in revenue and a net loss of $45.5 million Q4 missed expectations. There were some bright spots if you sift through the financials: Fitbit added...
Apple goes upscale with iPhone X

Trendspotting: Smartphone sales drop for first time (Gartner Report)

Gartner reports 5.6% year-over-year decline for global smartphone sales.

Trendspotting: Are slow iPhone X sales and Samsung’s struggling mobile business a canary in a coal mine for smartphone sales?

Because my 3-year-old Motorola Nexus 6 does the job just fine and doesn't require a second mortgage to buy.