The Logo-on-a-Box Edition Sunday, November 6, 2022

Hands-on With The First Matter-enabled Smart Home Devices, by Jennifer Pattison Tuohy, The Verge

But I also saw that Matter has a long way to go before it fully delivers on its promise of an interoperable and simple smart home. A phrase I heard a lot throughout the two-day event was, “Matter is a journey,” followed by, “This is just the beginning.”

In the short term, don’t expect to be using Matter in your home reliably until early next year. Too many companies have yet to fully implement Matter support despite having had a lot of time to prepare. It’ll take even longer before you can just look for the Matter logo on a box and confidently manage it seamlessly in your smart home.

Twelve South HiRise 3 Review: Great Design But Not MFi-approved, by Andrew O'Hara, AppleInsider

One big differentiator between the HiRise and other MagSafe chargers is the charging surface. Twelve South opted for a very large, flat surface to hold your iPhone.

The idea is that as you try to interact with your phone, it is more stable. Think along the lines of a 6am alarm going off and you're trying to smack that snooze button for a few more minutes of shut-eye.

The 6 Best Speech-to-Text Apps For Note-Taking, by Sandra Dawes-Chatha, MakeUseOf

Whether you're taking meeting minutes, interviewing someone, or researching for a project, speech-to-text apps are an excellent tool that saves time.

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