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Bradley Chambers


Bradley lives in Chattanooga, TN where he manages Apple devices for a private school.

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June 6, 2021

AirPlay support comes to Google Nest speakers in latest update for Starling Home Hub

I’ve been using Nest thermostats for the past seven years, and they’re pretty fantastic products. One thing they lack is HomeKit support, though. Starling Home Hub is a turn-key solution to bridge that gap, though. It brings all Nest-connected home products into HomeKit, including thermostats, cameras, and more. Today, the 9.0 firmware update opens up more Nest products into the Apple ecosystem. After installing the update, Google Nest speakers and the Google Nest smart displays will support AirPlay for music, podcasts, etc.

April 8, 2020

YouTube CEO joins NBC’s Byers Market to discuss creator revenue, harmful content, and Quibi

On the latest episode of the Byers Market podcast, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki joins to talk about its influence around the world, how YouTube creators are driving revenue, battling harmful content, and her thoughts on Quibi.

April 3, 2019

WhatsApp groups getting a fix for their most annoying feature

I’m generally a fan of WhatsApp groups, offering many of the benefits of group iMessage chats, but across both iPhone and Android devices – but they do have one annoying feature …

March 28, 2019

G-Suite authentication comes to macOS for K-12 and enterprise customers using Jamf

Back in January, Jamf debuted Microsoft Azure Active Directory login on macOS. It was previously announced in October at JNUC. Since then, I have speculated about the possibility of G-Suite logins coming to macOS. While Microsoft services are very popular, G-Suite is used by 70 million teachers and students.

Today, Jamf has announced that G-Suite is coming to macOS as a unified login option for Jamf Pro customers through Jamf Connect.

November 27, 2018

Facebook opens up Watch Parties to all, in a bid to make video watching more social

Watch parties might sound like the world’s most boring Friday night get-together, where geeks compare smartwatches, but it’s actually the name Facebook gives to a group of people watching a video together online …

October 25, 2018

Google details cloud LDAP service including pricing

Earlier in October, Google announced Cloud Identity for partners and customers. One of the features of Cloud Identity I was most excited about was the cloud LDAP feature that is part of this service. LDAP is an open source directory protocol that a lot of enterprise services support. Google is heavily investing in its cloud identity service. They expect by 2021, more than 50% of all enterprises will adopt an “all in cloud strategy.” Could Google LDAP login on macOS become a reality in the future?

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