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Fitbit Versa - Fitbit OS update, features

Fitbit OS Update for Versa 2, Ionic: Clock face switcher, always-on enhancements, advanced sleep tools, more

Fitbit keeps rolling out software updates for its fitness trackers and smartwatches. As a generally happy Versa owner color me impressed. And the latest comes in the form of Fitbit OS 4.1, due December 3, 2019 per the Fitbit blog.Fitbit is heavily promoting its sleep tools in the latest...
Fitbit versa colors and straps

Google Pixel Watch is coming after all, and it’s called Fitbit

Google buys Fitbit for $2.1 billion. What does that mean for WearOS and Google wearables?

Trendspotting: MacBook Pro 16-inch launch looks imminent, holiday sales push for Apple?

More clues are suggesting Apple may soon reveal a MacBook with a larger screen.One report says a new 16-inch version of the iconic MacBook Pro laptop has already shipped to Apple.Launch timing, however, remains unclear.Like the refreshed MacBook Air from 2018/2019 many expect Apple to continue on its mission...
Google Pixel 4 Quick Gestures

Made by Google 2019: Everything but a Pixel Watch

Will Google ever capitulate and reboot its wearable strategy?
Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus

Tech News: Apple iPhone 11 announcement set for Sept. 10 in Cupertino, California

September 10, 2019.Mark the date. That's when Apple will announce the new iPhone 11 and related products. The event was confirmed today as email invites began making the rounds with press, bloggers and social media influencers.Beaming live from the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California, the reveal will begin...
Amazon Echo leads smart speaker market with 76% share

Trendspotting: Amazon Echo still leads smart speaker market at 70% share, followed by Google Home at 25% (Report)

Amazon's early bet on Alexa and smart speakers and assistants continues to payoff.A new report today shows CEO Jeff Bezos and team with a still commanding lead in the smart speaker market. Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) reported smart speaker market share as of June 30, 2019 as follows:...

RED Hydrogen Two to have better camera — and let’s hope for Redcode too

Red Digital Camera's Hydrogen project is off to a shaky start. Hydrogen One, the first iteration of the smartphone, didn't exactly thrill reviewers.A lot of that had to do -- ironically -- with the camera. It wasn't very good.RED is known for its high-performance, high-end cinema cameras. They're used...
Trendspotting: Amazon Echo Dot dominates voice-activated digital assistant market

Amazon sets sights on Sonos, developing rival high-end audio speaker

AI-powered smart speakers are convenient. But, for the most part, they could sound much better.

Trendspotting: MacBook Pro 13-inch on sale for only $1,099

If you're shopping for a MacBook Pro now might be the time to strike.Amazon has the popular 13-inch version of the MacBook Pro on sale for only $1,099 (USD). That's a not insignificant $200 off the regular list price of $1,299.It's a deal to be sure, but not without...
2016 MacBook Pro - Is it worth the cost?

Apple Recall: Your 2015-2017 MacBook Pro may have an unsafe battery

UPDATE: Those who have recently sent in a MacBook Pro to replace a faulty butterfly keyboard probably already have the replacement battery per the below recall. Check your serial # (Apple Menu -> About This Mac) with link below to find out if it affected. If you own a MacBook...