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February 8, 2018
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Deals: Loaded 13″ Touch Bar for $2,199 ($300 off); high-end 15″ MacBook Pro for $1,999; Apple iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case $49

Top deals are in effect now just in time for Valentine’s Day. Pick up a 2017 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar packed with upgrades for $ 2,199, a discount of $ 300. Closeout 15" MacBook Pros are also $ … Continue reading

January 26, 2018
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Comments Off on HomePod preorders begin via Apple, smart speaker arrives Feb. 9

HomePod preorders begin via Apple, smart speaker arrives Feb. 9

Apple on Friday morning began accepting preorders for HomePod, the company’s entrance into the smart speaker space with audiophile-focused premium sound. The $ 349 accessory will ship to users in two weeks, on Feb. 9. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

January 24, 2018
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Comments Off on Tim Cook explains what sets HomePod apart from existing smart speakers

Tim Cook explains what sets HomePod apart from existing smart speakers

As part of his one-day tour of Canada yesterday, Tim Cook offered an interview to the Financial Post following his visit to e-commerce platform Shopify’s headquarters. Cook used the interview as an opportunity to tout Apple’s efforts in augmented realty, … Continue reading

December 26, 2017
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Comments Off on Amazon Alexa and Google Home top App Store charts on Christmas Day, implies smart speakers were popular holiday gifts

Amazon Alexa and Google Home top App Store charts on Christmas Day, implies smart speakers were popular holiday gifts

The App Store charts always provide some interesting nuggets of information on Christmas Day and other big holidays as you can see the sudden influx of app downloads. This year, the Alexa app for Amazon Echo smart speakers topped App … Continue reading

December 8, 2017
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Comments Off on HomeKit flaw in iOS 11.2 allowed remote access to smart devices, temporary fix already in place

HomeKit flaw in iOS 11.2 allowed remote access to smart devices, temporary fix already in place

Apple’s software woes continued this week with the publication of a HomeKit flaw that allowed remote access to smart home devices like locks and lights. The company has since issued a temporary patch by disabling remote access to shared users, … Continue reading

December 4, 2017
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Comments Off on Apple manufacturer moves forward to build lenses for AR smart glasses

Apple manufacturer moves forward to build lenses for AR smart glasses

A new report from Bloomberg today shares that Apple manufacturer Quanta has closed a deal to start producing lenses for augmented reality smart glasses. While this deal isn’t specifically with Apple, it could pave the way for Apple to bring its next wearable … Continue reading

November 21, 2017
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9to5Toys Lunch Break: iMac & MacBook Pro $250 off, Sonos Black Friday $100 off, Ring Smart Doorbell $100, more

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. more… 9to5Mac

November 21, 2017
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Are you waiting for the HomePod or buying another smart speaker instead? [Poll]

Last week, Apple announced that it was delaying the release of its HomePod smart speaker into 2018 in order to continue refining the product. Of course, that means Apple will miss the biggest shopping month of the year, but it … Continue reading

November 7, 2017
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Hands-on: iPhone X Leather Folio Case – like a Smart Case for your iPhone X [Video]

The iPhone X Leather Folio is Apple’s first attempt at a wallet-style case for the iPhone. It’s certainly not the first folio case that we’ve seen, with companies like Twelve South and Nomad being yearly players in this space. However, … Continue reading

October 25, 2017
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Comments Off on Amazon launches smart lock and security cam system to take in-home deliveries for Prime members, with iPhone app alerts

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 … Continue reading

October 24, 2017
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Comments Off on First look: August Smart Lock Pro + Connect with Apple HomeKit

First look: August Smart Lock Pro + Connect with Apple HomeKit

August’s top-of-the-line package, the $ 279 Smart Lock Pro + Connect, lets people control a door from anywhere with internet access — and with HomeKit support, becomes fairly easy to integrate with third-party accessories. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

October 12, 2017
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Totm+Travl smart Apple Watch dock hits Kickstarter with power bank, HomeKit support, and more

A new product from padawanlab is hitting Kickstarter today, and it’s a beautiful piece of hardware. Totm+Travl offers a new take on Apple Watch docks, a smart dock with a clean, minimal wooden design with lots of functionality. more… 9to5Mac

September 19, 2017
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Comments Off on August unveils HomeKit-compatible Smart Lock Pro, redesigned Smart Lock and Doorbell Cam Pro

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 … Continue reading

September 6, 2017
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Comments Off on Moleskine’s new Smart Planner syncs handwritten schedules with iCloud and Google Calendar

Moleskine’s new Smart Planner syncs handwritten schedules with iCloud and Google Calendar

Personally, I’m a paperless kind of guy, but if you prefer the old-fashioned look & feel of paper schedules, then Moleskine’s new Smart Planner aims to bring you the best of both worlds … more… 9to5Mac