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Best Mounts for your Apple TV

Hide your Apple TV out of the way or hang it front and center with these great mounts.If you're sick of your Apple TV hanging from its cords or …

HomeKit lights maker Lutron buys Texas-based Ketra smart LED company

Popular HomeKit accessory maker Lutron has acquired smart LED company Ketra. The announcement was made via a press release today, with Lutron touting the acquisition as a “natural extension” of its existing smart accessory efforts…<p>In the press release, Lutron co-CEO Mike Pessina touts that Ketra’s …

Next-Gen AirPods Case Could Feature a Wireless Audio Transmitter

From the trove of over 50 new patents Apple was granted this week comes yet another intriguing invention — a possible next-generation AirPods …

Bloomberg: Apple secretly building its own MicroLED screens for future devices, starting with Apple Watch

A new report from <i>Bloomberg</i> this evening says that Apple is “designing and producing its own device displays,” which is a first for the company. Citing people familiar with the situation, the report explains that Apple using a secret manufacturing facility near its headquarters in …

This portable battery pack has wireless charging so you never need to carry a cable again

Have you ever wondered why there are no wireless chargers that are actually, you know, wireless? Well guess what: there actually is a wireless …

Apple is updating its MFi program logo

Manufacturers reportedly have 90 days to update their packaging<p>Apple is giving the logo for its MFi program a refresh, offering manufacturers 90 days three new designs to work with, reports <i>ChargerLab</i>.<p>Launched in 2005, the MFi Program is a licensing scheme for third-party manufacturers to ensure …

How to create a smart home in a smart way

Those of you who’ve been following my Smart Home Diary series will know that I’ve learned a number of lessons – some of them the hard way. But I thought it would be useful to distill these into a single piece offering my best advice for anyone planning to create a smart home from scratch today.<p>And …

Home Automation

KGI: Apple to release all new high-end over-ear headphones later this year

KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo today reports that Apple will release ‘high-end over-ear’ headphones in late fall ‘at the earliest’. Apparently featuring an all new design, it sounds like this is not a successor to the Beats Studio 3, but it will be Apple’s AirPods equivalent for premium over-ear headphones.<p>The …

Wireless Charging

Review: Sylvania Smart+ LED flexible light strips are made for HomeKit

Sylvania’s Smart+ LED flexible light strips work with Apple HomeKit right out-of-the-box without requiring a hub. They’re also $30 cheaper than the comparable Philips Hue solution, so what’s the catch? If you only care about the HomeKit experience, there really isn’t one. Here’s my experience:<p>Light …

Time Flies: The 6 Best Portable Apple Watch Chargers for Power on the Go

Battery life on the last couple iterations of the Apple Watch have been better than advertised, but an unforeseen drawback to this surprise might …

Apple Watch

Apple CEO Tim Cook: This Is the Number 1 Reason We Make iPhones in China (It's Not What You Think) | Inc.com

Take a look at the back of the box from which you unpacked your iPhone and you'll see this: "Designed by Apple in California Assembled in China."<p>Reading this tagline might trigger a vision in your mind of Jonathan Ive, Apple's legendary Chief Design Officer, dropping the drawings and technical …

Tim Cook

iOS 11 ‘cop button’ also helps users w/ Medical ID protect their data if unconscious

iOS 11 beta 6 (released earlier this week) includes a new feature to quickly disable Touch ID from the lock screen. Tapping the lock button five times to access the SOS screen or opening a Medical ID will cause the iPhone or iPad to temporarily reject all Touch ID attempts, requiring a passcode to …

Apple is working with Hollywood to change the movie industry forever

Movie studios, always keen on diversifying their revenue streams, are contemplating a move that would allow companies like Comcast and Apple to …

Apple adds PayPal as payment option for the App Store, iTunes Store and Apple Music

Apple today announced that it is adding PayPal as a new payment method to the App Store, iTunes Store, iBookstore and Apple Music services. This means Apple users will be able to add PayPal to their Apple ID in order to buy apps, musics, movies, TV shows and more.<p>PayPal is a nice alternative to …

This Incredible ARKit App Will Teach You How to Dance

Apple’s ARKit is already proving to be a powerful toolset for app developers, as we’ve seen in recent examples. And while some ARKit-powered apps are …

Apple announces plans for second data center in Denmark, opens in 2019

This morning, Apple announced plans to open a second data center in Denmark. The first unit in Viborg opens later this year (pictured in above render) and the new announcement sees a second facility being built in Aabenraa, expected to go online in 2019.<p>It will run on 100% renewable energy and …

HomeKit and WeMo, together at last

A bridge over troubled water<p>It's been a long time coming but Belkin is almost ready to rollout Apple HomeKit support for its WeMo smart home gear. Belkin just announced the WeMo Bridge for HomeKit that it says will bring HomeKit compatibility to over 2 million WeMo solutions on the market. Owners …

Apple settles patent dispute with Nokia, Withings products returning to Apple Store

Apple and Nokia today announced that they have agreed a settlement to a patent lawsuit that began in December. The companies said they have moved from adversaries to business partners, settling all litigation.<p>Nokia will provide network infrastructure services to Apple, Apple will stock Nokia’s …

HomeKit light bulbs to start from $12 as Ikea announces smart lighting compatibility

The ability to use Siri and a single app to control your smart home technology makes HomeKit compatibility almost a must these days, but so far that has not come cheap – as both Zac and myself discovered. Smart bulbs from the market leader Philips mostly cost $30 per bulb for white and $50 for …

Rumored Siri/AirPlay device to use a variant of iOS, MacPro-like case & Beats tech

After claiming on Twitter yesterday that Apple is currently working on finalizing the designs for its Echo rival that’s “expected to be marketed as a …

Apple

What you need to know about OSX/Dok malware

A new type of man-in-the-middle attack has been detected in the wild, targeting Apple’s Mac. Dubbed OSX/DOK, it relies on a new strain of macOS …

Nasty Mac malware bypasses Gatekeeper, undetectable by most antivirus apps

We learned recently that macOS malware grew by 744% last year, though most of it fell into the less-worrying category of adware. However, a newly-discovered piece of malware (via Reddit) falls into the ‘seriously nasty’ category – able to spy on all your Internet usage, including use of secure …

Logitech announces first HomeKit programmable button, toggle smart lights and more with a push

Logitech has today announced the POP Smart Button, a small toggle switch that you can place around your home and trigger smart home actions with a quick press. The POP is the first programmable button to support Apple HomeKit, although it isn’t actually on sale yet. It will be available exclusively …

Apple Tests iPhone 8 Prototype with Touch ID Under Display, 4mm Bezels All Around

We recently reported that a leaked iPhone 8 schematic seems to validate the device will feature a vertically aligned dual-lens camera setup as well …

iOS - HomeKit Accessories

Leviton's New HomeKit-Enabled Light Switch and Dimmers Now Available

Leviton's new line of HomeKit-compatible light switches and dimmers, first announced at CES in January, are now available for purchase from the Leviton website.<p>The Decora Smart 1000W DH1KD Dimmer is available for $65.99, the Decora Smart 600W DH6HD Dimmer is available for $59.99, and the Decora …

How to connect incompatible accessories to HomeKit using Homebridge

The prerequisites<p>Make sure you have <b>Xcode</b> installed on your Mac. It's free in the Mac App Store — here's a link to download it.<p><b>Download and install</b> …

Linux

Apple Wants to Bring MagSafe Back as Another Dongle

Apple’s latest MacBook Pro is super light-weight and features a bounty of innovations including USB-C connectivity, however those improvements come …

MacBook Pro Battery Life Off The Charts Versus Other Laptop Brands

Battery test reveals MacBook Pro is the only brand that’s giving you the right numbers, hence value for your money.<p>Apple MacBooks have always been …

One Drop's CareKit App Showing 'Substantial Improvement' in Glycemic Control for Diabetic Users

Earlier this year, the CareKit-supported One Drop Blood Glucose Monitor launched on Apple.com, allowing users to get pain-free results in just seconds, with data easily displayed on the compatible iOS app. After a few months on the market, One Drop has today released new findings and is reporting …