• Apple officially dumps the iPad as a smart home hub

    13 days ago - By Macworld

    Apple may be bringing a new Home app to iOS 16, but it's not all good news: Apple has confirmed that the iPad will no longer be able to serve as a home hub when the update arrives this fall.
    When setting up an Apple-based smart home, you can pick a central hub that will remain in the home at all times: this will receive commands, send out notifications, control automations and generally tell the other components what to do. In the past, the hub could be an Apple TV, a HomePod, or an iPad, but as of the launch of iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 this fall, only the HomePod and Apple TV will work.
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  • Nintendo to end Switch Online app support for older iPhone and iPad models - is yours affected?

    Nintendo to end Switch Online app support for older iPhone and iPad models - is yours affected?

    13 days ago - By Pocket-lint

    Nintendo appears set to end Switch Online app support for iPhone and iPad users not running the latest software. As confirmed on Nintendo's Japanese Twitter account, the app will soon undergo an update that will require certain device requirements. Currently, it's able to work on any compatible device running iOS / iPadOS 12 or later, while the upcoming version will only run if the user has at least iOS / iPadOS 14 or later. There's no reasoning given for the change, only a note to suggest that the changes will take place this summer. That means there's obviously still a bit of time to...
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