WhatsApp updated with ability to lock app behind Face ID or Touch ID

Popular Facebook-owned chat service WhatsApp has updated its iOS app today with support for biometric authentication, allowing users to ‘lock’ the app with Face ID or Touch ID. Although the feature does not work on a per chat basis, enabling the feature does add an extra layer of security to your private WhatsApp conversations. more… […]

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9to5Rewards is teaming up with sponsor August Home for a huge give away with a chance to win both August’s Smart Lock Pro + Connect Wi-Fi Bridge and Apple’s latest 64GB (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 8. One reader will be selected to take home this $ 1000+ prize package in the coming weeks… Scroll down to sign up! more… […]

Amazon launches smart lock and security cam system to take in-home deliveries for Prime members, with iPhone app alerts

Amazon has today announced its latest expansion into smart home ecosystem, with a new Alexa Cloud Cam security camera ($ 120) and a new Amazon Key service, which works with some smart locks to allow Amazon couriers to unlock your front door and deliver packages inside your house. Amazon Key sends a notification to your iPhone […]

August unveils HomeKit-compatible Smart Lock Pro, redesigned Smart Lock and Doorbell Cam Pro

Smart lock manufacturer August on Tuesday unveiled a new hardware lineup headlined by the revamped Smart Lock Pro, a HomeKit-compatible retrofit device that boasts all-new "DoorSense" technology that alerts users when their door is left ajar. A second, more affordable device also launched, as did a new version of the Doorbell Cam. AppleInsider – Frontpage […]

Yale launches ‘Assure Lock SL’ Key Free Touchscreen Deadbolt, HomeKit support module incoming

Yale Locks & Hardware is launching its latest smart lock product today with one of its most streamlined designs yet and support for Apple’s HomeKit, Z-Wave, ZigBee and Amazon Alexa platforms. It will also enable HomeKit support on six of its existing smart locks through a new module launching this month. more… 9to5Mac