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October 7, 2018
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Halide Camera updated with new ‘Smart RAW’ feature for iPhone XS, more

Halide, the popular camera app for iOS, has been updated this week to version 1.10. The update includes a handful of new features to Halide for iOS, including a new Smart RAW capability for iPhone XS, optimization for Apple Watch … Continue reading

September 25, 2018
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Rachio 3 smart sprinkler system adds HomeKit and Siri integration with free software update

Elgato’s smart hose attachment led the way (reviewed) with sprinkler integration in HomeKit earlier this year. Today, Rachio is announcing the first smart sprinkler controller ($ 229) with HomeKit integration. After a simple set up process, users can control their sprinkler … Continue reading

June 4, 2018
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9to5Rewards: Win Apple’s RED iPhone 8 + August Smart Lock bundle

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 … Continue reading

May 8, 2018
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Philips Hue 3 upgrades smart lighting app with refined design, fast controls, photo scenes

Philips is releasing a major new version of its iOS app today that gives the smart lighting controller an updated look while restoring some missing features. The new version includes 30 new lighting scenes and brings back a feature that … Continue reading

March 8, 2018
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August adds free 24 hour cloud video storage to its smart home video doorbells

Perhaps fearing competition from Amazon’s acquisition of Ring last month, August today announced they are adding free cloud storage for customers of August Doorbell Cam and August Doorbell Cam Pro. With the new ‘Basic August Video Recording’ subscription, the doorbells … Continue reading

February 27, 2018
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Review: VOCOlinc’s smart power strip is an affordable way to add HomeKit to 3 devices

Adding HomeKit to your house can be expensive, but as the technology progresses, more affordable options have been making their way to market that make HomeKit a viable choice for a broader market. A couple of weeks ago, Zac reviewed … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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