SURE Universal

March 2016

29 Mar 2016

April Fools Joke For Your Friends and Family

Looking for an April Fools Joke?

April Fools’ Day is just around the corner and we all know what that means. Everyone is scrambling around, trying to come up with a cool and techy way to prank his or her friends and family.

It can be hard trying to come up with a new, unique way to pull the wool over your friends’ eyes. We live in the digital world, so here is your chance to use technology to perform this year’s April Fools’ Day joke on your friends, family and even strangers.

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22 Mar 2016

Past and Latest Lighting Technologies

When you think about lightings technologies – well actually – maybe you don’t really think about lighting at all. It’s something that many, if not most, people take for granted. Need some light? Turn on the switch. Light bulb burned out? Replace it. Too sunny? Lower the shade.

Even the cavemen probably didn’t think about lighting all that much. When they needed light, it was either the sun, or a fire.

But looking back through history and examining the types of lighting used in each era is fascinating.

From the earliest oil lamps – which were invented before candles if you can believe it – to using the SURE Universal remote to control the latest smart lighting, let’s take a look at how lighting has evolved over the years.

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15 Mar 2016

Best Android Apps You’re Probably Not Using

Trying to figure out what the best Android apps are for your phone?

Now it goes without saying popular apps like Netflix, Facebook and Instagram are often among the first apps installed on a new phone, but we wanted to give you a list of some popular utility-type apps that you’ll definitely want to try out.

You could be looking for a podcast listening app, a universal remote, a weather app or even a photo editor. But, with so many to choose from in the Google Play store, you may find it daunting to riffle through countless apps that all appear to do the same thing.

How do you know which one is the best? You want to be assured you have the easiest-to-use and most feature-filled app there is, right?

If you’re looking to load up a new Android phone, or just needing a change or wanting to try something new, check out these six must have apps for 2016.

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14 Mar 2016

SURE Universal Remote App – New Version!

The SURE Universal Remote App Now Has a Dark Theme and Special Custom Panel

Today we released a brand new version for you with some major features you have been requesting.

Dark Theme

We are aware that it can be pretty annoying to look at a bright screen when you are sitting in a dark room watching the TV, so we have answered your requests and added a dark theme.

To change themes just go to the Settings and click Theme under the Styles section. Choose either Light or Dark. And, yes, before you ask, we do plan on adding more themes soon :-).

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08 Mar 2016

Which Media Streamer Should You Buy?

Looking to Purchase a Media Streamer? Not Sure Which One?

Your friends are doing it, your neighbor is doing it, and even your grandparents who can’t program their VCR are doing it.

What’s everyone doing? Streaming their media, of course.

Maybe you’re not quite ready to upgrade to a Smart TV, but with the latest release of Fuller House on Netflix, you can’t wait any longer. You’ve got to hop on the streaming bandwagon, but what media streamer should you choose?

From the Apple TV to the Roku, Chromecast or Amazon’s Fire TV, we’ve got you covered.

Let’s take a look at some popular media streamers that will let you get into the binge-watching game.

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01 Mar 2016

4 Useful Internet of Things (IoT) Products for Your Pets

There’s no doubt the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart products are making waves this year.

From the smart mug Muggino that keeps the temperature of your drink just right to Phillips Hue lights that adjust to your light preferences, these products are all digitally connected, making them easy to control and monitor.

While the IoT was a key theme at last year’s CES event, there’s no doubt it will continue to make an impact in our everyday products.

And smart products aren’t just for people anymore; more and more companies are focusing on bringing the IoT to our pets’ accessories.

From collars to feeders, we’ve rounded up four useful IoT products for your pet. Let’s check them out.

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