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Apple wants to help you switch from Android to the iPhone

Many Android users have said in the past that they prefer Android over Apple because the iPhone has a small display, compared to most Android phones. …

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How Apple HomeKit Is Already Changing The Smart Home Industry

At Apple's developer conference this year, the secretive tech giant devoted less than a minute and half to unveiling HomeKit, its iOS-based protocol for hooking up connected gadgets in the home. But 90 seconds was all startups and hardware makers needed to begin scrambling to figure out ways to fit …

Sentri: Welcome to a Smarter Home

Digital Trends - "Somebody’s finally created a device that performs all the requisite smart functions you’d expect from a hub, and also doesn’t look …

This Taiwan startup beasted its Kickstarter campaign to fund its smart hub for the smart home.

Now that our cellular phones have effectively turned into internet-connected, touchscreen-enabled “smart” devices, many consumers expect the next …

Honeywell Announces Lyric, a Smart Round Thermostat

Honeywell today announced the launch of a new smart thermostat, the first in a family of connected home products. The $279 Lyric features a round shape, a display and smart features for saving energy.<p>If a round, smart thermostat reminds you of the Nest, I can guarantee you’re not alone, but …

FDA details high-level meeting with Apple: “Moral obligation to do more” with health, innovative sensors

Following Apple employees’ meeting with the FDA to discuss “mobile medical applications” earlier this year, AppleToolbox has published a response from the FDA to a Freedom of Information Act Request asking for more information about what was discussed.<p>A response to the request took three months to …

Roll your own WWDC with these 107 free Apple videos

The code was written. The world (possibly) changed. The banners are gone and Apple is nowhere to be seen at Moscone West after a marathon week of coding and partying with the top software engineers in the world.<p>If you weren’t lucky enough to make it to this year’s WWDC you can still enjoy all the …

Let your lawn water itself with Rachio's Iro Smart Sprinkler Controller

Rachio Launches Iro Smart Sprinkler Controller at Home Depot Locations Nationwide<p><b>EPA Estimates nearly 3.9 Billion gallons of water are wasted per day</b> …

Hidden iOS 8 assets confirm Apple working on Maps feature to find your parked car

Back in September we reported that Apple was developing a feature to help users find their parked cars for its in-house Maps app. While that feature wasn’t officially debuted during WWDC last week, new icons found inside the Maps application indicate that the feature was in development at some …

Apple’s HomeKit partner Honeywell launches Lyric smart thermostat Nest competitor

With Apple stepping into the home automation arena by way of offering closer device integration through its new HomeKit API announced alongside iOS 8, just about every appliance in the home is potential for being refreshed and gaining deeper connectivity with our iPhones and iPads. Honeywell, a …

Evaluating alternatives to the smart home hub

When you look at almost any consumer-installed smart home kit, nearly every one on the market utilizes a smart home “hub”.<p>What’s a hub? Basically it …

6 Things You May Not Know About Tencent

<i>Thomas Clayton is the CEO of Bubbly, a social media startup backed by Sequoia Capital, SingTel Innov8, and JAFCO.</i><p>China’s Internet giant, Tencent, is a dominant force in the online and mobile market across China, with a market cap above $100B.<p>The company is best known for its top social offerings:<p>QQ …

Opinion & poll: Will in-store iBeacon alerts be a welcome value-add, or a spam nightmare?

iBeacon seems to be making a pretty rapid transition into the mainstream, with stores like Apple, Macy’s, American Eagle, inMarket and bars all adopting it – as well as non-retail applications like Major League Baseball parks.<p>If you’re still not familiar with it, our iBeacon briefing provides the …

Starting a business in Southeast Asia? Check out this opportunity map

<i>Nitin is a senior manager of business development at SingTel-SoftBank InnoVentures.</i><p>I was inspired by Ron Hose’s Philippines startup report and …

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What is Apple's iBeacon?

A new retail-tracking technology for shops could mean an end to queueing, clever real-time discounts and even shopping-list help<p>Sometimes the biggest changes in technology have the smallest beginnings. In the summer of 2013, Apple announced iBeacon, a nerdy-sounding feature of its new operating …

13 Apps to Inspire Creativity

If you haven’t fallen off the resolutions wagon yet… congrats. If as soon as week one ended, so did your good intentions, we totally hear you. But one resolution that’s always worth keeping is continually trying to bring creativity to your life every day. In our obsession with doing just that, …

Here’s how you’ll browse Facebook in your car without running down pedestrians

Connected cars have a problem—most of the things that they are supposed to enable, like browsing Facebook while you roar down the autobahn—are illegal. And the ways they were supposed to enable this—for example, touch screens—are disliked by drivers, who still prefer good old-fashioned knobs. …

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Grocery stores push coupons to iPhones with iBeacons

Late last year, Apple outfitted 254 of its US stores with small, low-power Bluetooth transmitters. Called iBeacons, the transmitters work in tandem with iPhones running iOS 7 and the Apple Store's dedicated app to provide users with very precise location information and guides to getting the most …

15 Whimsically Surreal GIFs To Get Lost In

These amazing GIFs, created by artist Romain Laurent, will definitely bring a smile to your face.

Scratch Wireless Opens Up Its Free WiFi-Only Wireless Service

T-Mobile may be trying to disrupt the traditional wireless model in the US with its Uncarrier initiative, but there’s another level of new mobile service providers that have taken things a step further. Scratch Wireless just opened up invitations to its free wireless over WiFi plan, joining …

Tim Cook Asked About Larger iPhone at China Mobile Launch

After nearly six years of negotiations, the iPhone is finally available on China Mobile, which is the largest mobile carrier in the world with around 763 million subscribers. Apple CEO Tim Cook was on hand with China Mobile Chairman Xi Guohua at the carrier's headquarters store in Beijing at …

Lumo BodyTech Introduces The Lift: A Small, Stylish Wearable For Better Posture

Palo Alto-based Lumo BodyTech is revealing its second product today, the Lumo Lift. The Lift, like its original Lumo Back, is a device designed to enhance a user’s posture, but with a radically different take. The Lift is small and stylish, and is designed to be placed unobtrusively on the collar …

Tech Trends for Southeast Asia in 2014

The New Year is here and, rather than spend time looking back on 2013 in Southeast Asia, I try to look forward.<p>Without wishing to repeat last year’s thoughts on Southeast Asia being the world’s most exciting place for tech (I still believe it and the argument is largely the same), here’s a look at …

5 Smart Home Companies to Watch in 2014

If 2013 was the year smart home became sexy again, 2014 is the year it will go mass market.<p>And while service providers with managed home services are a big part of why smart home is reaching a wider audience, here are some other interesting companies helping to lead the charge in 2014.<p><b>Revolv</b><p>A few …

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Apple Posts Slides and Videos From Their iOS 7 Tech Talk Conferences

- Dec 24, 2013<p>Apple has posted videos and slides from its iOS 7 Tech Talks conferences. The talks recently ended their tour in London, following a …

Zuli’s Smartplugs Turn Your Phone Into The Proximity-Based Switch For The Connected Home

A recent Kickstarter project called the Zuli Smartplug makes each of your power outlets intelligent thanks to Bluetooth low-energy, along with remote control from a smartphone, proximity triggering and scheduling, too. It’s sort of like what you maybe have been hearing about with Apple’s iBeacons, …

Hey Uber, Lyft Is Growing Faster Than You

Uber’s revenue numbers, which were leaked to Gawker just a few weeks ago, look bold at roughly $20 million per week.<p>But there isn’t necessarily a definitive market winner yet in the peer-to-peer space, as the entire field is on a rising tide. Lyft, which started peer-to-peer ride-sharing after …