Apple’s adjusted earnings forecast, HomeKit and AirPlay 2 make some noise at CES

Apple adjusts its earnings forecast for Q2 2019. The Consumer Electronics Show is full of TVs with AirPlay 2 support. HomeKit is being used by more and more products. We also respond to your comments and questions for Leif Johnson, Roman Loyola, Dan Masaoka, and Michael Simon in the Macworld …

Apple’s 4K TV deals show how the company’s business strategy is evolving

Apple doesn’t officially participate in the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, but this year it’s all over the show. That’s because Apple has been cutting deals with major TV manufacturers to embed support for AirPlay 2 (and in at least one case, the iTunes movie and TV stores) …

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Apple adjusts its earnings forecast for Q2 2019. The Consumer Electronics Show is full of TVs with AirPlay 2 support. HomeKit is being used by more and more products. We also respond to your comments and questions for Leif Johnson, Roman Loyola, Dan Masaoka and Michael Simon in the Macworld …

Sony goes big with 8K and hones its OLED technology

Sony’s big CES news is that it’s set to deliver 8K UHD resolution this year via its new Z9G smart TVs. Available in 85- and 98-inch flavors, the LED-backlit LCD TVs are designed to deliver immersive experiences in larger living spaces. Details related to the audio capabilities of these 8K …

Roku TVs from TCL to get hands-free voice control in 2019

Roku has announced that it’s developing an 8K hardware reference design that TCL will be the first to license, with a delivery date in late 2019. The company says it’s also expanding its 4K HDR reference design to include far-field microphones for hand-free voice search and control, and that TCL …

Apple will launch iTunes video app on Samsung Smart TVs this spring—and it’ll support Bixby

Apple and Samsung are friends again. In an announcement ahead of this week’s CES, the two former rivals have announced that an iTunes Movies and TV Shows app will launch on Samsung Smart TVs. Samsung says the app will launch on 2019 Smart TVs in the spring and it will also be …

LG to ship 8K UHD OLED and LCD smart TVs this year, many powered by a new Alpha 9 Gen 2 processor

LG has announced that it will be shipping its first 8K UHD smart TVs this year—the Z9 OLED and the SM99 LCD TV. 8K UHD looks great, and though there’s practically no content currently available in that format, the 2020 Olympics will be broadcast in 8K UHD. I guess the …

4K HDMI cables: How to cut through the marketing lingo and figure out what you actually need

New owners of 4K TVs sometimes wonder if they need to buy a new HDMI cable to go with it. The very fast answer is: Probably not. Here’s how to tell if the final call is a yes or a no. HDMI cables explained An HDMI cable is just a …

Roku tips: How to make the most of your streamer

Roku’s streaming boxes, streaming sticks, and smart TVs have a reputation for being easy to use, but that doesn’t mean every useful feature is obvious from the start. Dig a little deeper, and you’ll find plenty of tricks and hidden features that make the experience even better. Read on for …

Roku TV Wireless Speakers review: A terrific sonic value for anyone rocking a Roku TV

Proprietary devices—hardware whose functionality is limited to one manufacturers’ product line—aren’t unheard of in the consumer electronics market. But the Roku TV Wireless Speakers are the first proprietary loudspeakers I’ve ever encountered. If you own a Roku TV—a TV specifically, not a Roku set-top box—they’re worth a listen. If you …