Roku Now Support Apple Airplay

With a recent update, my TCL 65″ with Roku now supports Apple Airplay. Airplay has been the one feature I’ve wished my Roku TV supported. Only 4K-compatible Roku devices will work with AirPlay, which leaves out the cheapest players. To use AirPlay, your compatible Roku device must be running Roku OS 9.4 or higher. Your Roku device checks for an update every 24-36 hours or you can manually check for a software update if necessary.

Read More

How to Fix NativeScript Issue with iOS14 and XCode 12

With the release of iOS14 and XCode 12, NativeScript apps started crashing. Unfortunately, the timing conflicted with the release of NativeScript 7 which caused lots of confusion. I ran into this issue with a NativeScript app that I built.  Since I didn’t want to update the entire app to NativeScript 7 and wanted to get a quick fix out, I was able to make minor changes that fixed the app. To find this solution, I spent several hours trying different solutions and wanted to write this guide to help others that may be facing these issues.

The error I was seeing before these changes

[runtime executeModule:@"./"];
Thread 1: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (code=1, address=0x2818dd0)

Read More

Ways to Preview Short Links

A short link is a URL with fewer characters that redirects to a longer destination URL. There are several reasons for wanting to shorten a link. They take less time to type, are easier to remember, easier to share, and allow click tracking. You may see short links from services like T.LY, Bitly, TinyURL shared around the web. Shortening a link masks the original link, and its true destination becomes unknown. It’s important to know the destination when clicking on a link, especially if the short link is on an untrusted website or email.

Most popular link shortener services show the final destination by adding a + to the URL. Here is an example: Read More

Wyze Cam v3 Released

Wyze just released the V3 of their camera “The Next Generation of Wyze Cam is Here.” I believe this will make the outdoor camera obsolete except in rare situations. I preordered one with the hope of replacing my DIY outdoor camera as soon as it supports RTSP firmware. You can preorder it now and it ships in November 2020. I believe this is the camera everyone has been waiting for. The best part is they were able to keep the $20 price point with so many great features added.

  • 1080p Color Night Viewing
    • See more clearly at night in full color.
  • Indoor/Outdoor
    • Capture moments indoors and outdoors with IP65 weather resistance.
  • No subscriptions required
    • Free 14-day rolling cloud storage + MicroSD card slot for 24/7 continuous recording.
  • Fully upgraded
    • More processing power.
    • More mounting options.
    • More frames per second.

Read More