Josh is back, and it's a good thing, because there's a lot going on! Remember that guide data update we discussed? Yeah, that didn't go so well for many. But hey…Windows 10 is here, so that's good, right? Unless you use Media Center.
The HomeKit news continues, and it’s not good. New devices launch while others temporarily stop shipping. And user experience expert Joe Johnston joins us to discuss how he thinks the smarthome experience will improve in the not-too-distant future.
We review iHome's new HomeKit-compatible SmartPlug, which is now shipping, and it may be the best designed plug-in module available. But it suffers from HomeKit's achilles heel: software and integration problems.
The Xbox One Guide and Windows Media Center Guide were previously sourced through different data providers. Microsoft is changing that for users in some markets, and that's a very good thing for Media Center fans. But note that some users may need to go through some configuration hurdles again.